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Originally posted by Dagar
reply to post by ElectricUniverse
For a blockade to be legal the party doing the blockading has to have declared war on the party being blockaded... and/or the party doing the blockading has to be OCCUPYING the party being blockaded.
The head of the UN administration in the West Bank and Gaza admits Hamas members are on his payroll. Media outlets ignore it. Peter Hansen (pictured at right), Commissioner-General of the UN agency in Gaza and the West Bank, made a startling admission in an interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on Monday (10/4): I am sure that there are Hamas members on the UNRWA payroll and I dont see that as a crime... we do not do political vetting and exclude people from one persuasion as against another. With this statement, Hansen verified what Israel has long contended ― the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), rather than performing a neutral humanitarian role in Palestinian regions, is actually infested with terrorists who use international funds and UN safe havens to facilitate attacks on Israeli civilians. Hansen attempted to draw a distinction between UN employees who identify with Hamas 'politically,' as opposed to 'militant' Hamas members, but that distinction has been categorically rejected by the United States and the European Union, both of which blacklist all branches of Hamas, and freeze all Hamas assets, without exception. ... www.aish.com...
Aish HaTorah (Hebrew: אש התורה, Esh HaTorah, "Fire of the Torah") is a Jewish Orthodox Ashkenazi organization and yeshiva. Aish HaTorah is actively pro-Israel and encourages Jewish people to visit Israel and connect to the land and its history. From a religious perspective, however, it follows a mostly Charedi philosophy. Some have asserted that the organisation reflects a more Religious Zionist philosophy in its attachment to Israel, promoting Jewish pride and by sending young American Jews to Israel. The organization's stated mission is "providing opportunities for Jews of all backgrounds to discover their heritage." Its headquarters are in the Old City of Jerusalem. The government of Israel awarded it 40 percent of the land facing the Western Wall.
Aish HaTorah has been described as right-wing, and Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic Monthly has described it as "just about the most fundamentalist movement in Judaism today". Adam Shatz of the London Review of Books describes Aish HaTorah as having close ties to the Israeli settler movement.
Shraga Simmons (born July 1, 1961) is an influential rabbi involved in kiruv (Jewish outreach). He has worked in the fields of journalism and public relations, and currently serves as senior editor of Aish.com
Originally posted by ElectricUniverse
reply to post by captaintyinknots
Yet people like you two keep forgetting that Israel is in a constant state of war because they are attacked CONSTANTLY...
None of you seem to want to realize what this means...
I wonder what you two, and others like you, would do if you were constantly attacked at your home by your neighbors. If rocks, and molotov cocktails were thrown at your house, at your children and other relatives meanwhile in your home.... Would you all react calmly even when the police does nothing? Or would you try to defend your relatives, yourselves and your properties?....
i don;t see people like you two call for "global action against the humanitarian crimes committed by Palestinians"... even when Palestinians use THEIR OWN CHILDREN as suicide bombers....
[edit on 3-6-2010 by ElectricUniverse]