A Historic Attempt to Make Peace Between Israelis and Palestinians, Upate May 19, 2011 From CNN (If Israel Is A Country, It Is Borders Not Boundaries)
President Obama says peace between Israelis and Palestinians will involve “two states for two peoples.”
“The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states,” Obama said
Updates from the New York Times May 19, 2011 President Obama Backs Border from 1967 (If Israel Is A Country, It Is Borders Not Boundaries)
Breaking News Alert
The New York Times
Thu, May 19, 2011 — 1:04 PM ET
Obama Backs Mideast Plan Based on 1967 Borders
Declaring that “the dream of a Jewish and democratic state
cannot be fulfilled with permanent occupation,” President
Obama said that a settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict must embody two sovereign states based on pre-1967
Obama Backs Deal Based on 1967 Lines
By STEVEN LEE MYERS and MARK LANDLER
President Obama said that a lasting peace would require two states with secure borders in a speech Thursday that sought to harness the change unfolding in the region
By: Tres M. Scott, M.Ed., M.S., ABD Pulitzer Center Citizen Journalist Second and Third Place Award Winner
Who is willing to say the people of God are wrong? A subject no one wants to talk about. The Israeli people are considered the people of God. They can not be wrong. Reading the Holy Bible shows that many times the people of God have been wrong.
For 20 years I have monitored issues in Israel. Most of the fighting has been about borders. This time many of the incidents sound like genocide. The Jews know, according to world history, more about genocide than any race.
Israel and Hamas are currently going through the United Nations Security Council for an “immediate durable and fully respected cease-fire” as a result of the fighting in the Gaza Strip.
The word Hamas is Arabic and means “Islamic Resistance Movement”. Hamas is a Palestinian Sunni Islamist Paramilitary Organization/Political Group that holds the majority of the seats in the elected legislative council of the Palestinian Government. Hamas was created in 1987 by the Palestinian Muslim Brotherhood. Hamas is notorious for suicide attacks, the international community should consider them “terrorist” and “para-terrorist”. Hamas is popular among Palestinians in Gaza Strip.
Israel is the world’s only majority Jewish state. Arabs, Muslims, Christians, Druze, and Samaritans also live in Israel. After World War I the League of Nations’ British Mandate of Palestine was for land for the state of Israel. In 1947 the United Nations partitioned of Palestine into two states one Jewish and one Arab. On May 14, 1948 Israel declared independence.
The results of the fighting in Gaza Strip caused the International Committee of the Red Cross and United Nations Relief and Works Agency to convoy food, fuel, water, electricity, medical supplies, and ambulances.
The use of rockets by Hamas is a concern. Do the rockets have nuclear war heads? The U.N.’s decision for withdrawal of Israeli forces from the Palestinian enclave isolates the Gazans. The separating of family members and lack of medical attention to the point of bleeding to death sounds like forms of genocide.
Israeli forces opened gunfire on United Nation’ s food convoys that were U.N. flagged and insignia-ed, there is acute shortages of food, fuel, electricity, and medical supplies, and corpses of children found from accused Israeli denial of Red Cross ambulances into neighborhoods in Zeitoun at the edge of Gaza City. Israel is also being accused of failing meet obligations to care for the wounded in combat areas.
Quanta Cura and the Syllabus of Errors discusses the rejection of the duty of Nations and our errors in modern civilization like “freedom of conscience,” that is still occurring today. This book was written by Pope Pius IX.
The killing of innocent women and children, tank gunfire on U.N. food convoys marked by U.N. flags and insignias, and gunfire on ambulance convoys tells that many nations rejected their duty until the stories became unbelievable. The United States of America obstained from voting on the resolution for an “immediate, durable and fully respected cease-fire,” a continued rejection of duty. The United States is one of the most powerful countires in the world and needs to examine its position on “World Peace.”
The book Changing Commands: The Betrayal of America’s Military discusses the conversion of America’s military form defender to enforcer. The Los Angeles Times also tells of the “presidential statement” to the United Nations Security Council, wanting a less-authoritative role with the Israeli-Hamas cease-fire.
What’s Wrong With The World? is not only a book, but a question. The Israeli-Hamas issue is a social and moral issue. Journalist stories are of families being separated and killed. Not allowing emergency vehicles in, many are bleeding to death.
The issue also sounds racial. When African Countries commit acts that question Human Rights and are criticised for offensives on humanitarian grounds, like Israel has, more agencies than the United Nations and Red Cross are called in and observe.
Racism is not just a national problem, it also looks international. As a Black-American women, I see the racism of my own country. In studying international issues, I also see other countries’ racism. Racism is not exclusive to Black-Americans. It looks like genocide is not exclusive to Africa.
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Update 1/14/2009 (If Israel Is A Country, It Is Borders Not Boundaries)
According to early morning Talk Radio:
Human Rights Watch is in Israel investigating
Looking at the use of White phosforus and the residue
Being used on Refugee camps
Not sure if is used as weapon or for obscuring
White phosphorus can cause skin burning
White phosphorus covers 250 meters when fired
Not sure how Palestine is getting weapons
Are Palestine’s weapons purchased, developed, or licensed
Update 1/15/2009 (If Israel Is A Country, It Is Borders Not Boundaries)
The humanitarian observers in Israel and Palestine are requesting International Agencies to assist in the Hospitals:
They have about 120 to 130 patients a day
Mostly women and children
1 of 3 is a child below the age of 18 years
Many are pediatric head injuries
Update 1/25/2009 (If Israel Is A Country, It Is Borders Not Boundaries)
Per the Los Angeles Times on 1/23/2009, Israel may be facing Charges as a result of the many reported incidents during this Israel-Palestine War.
Hamas is in hiding in fear of assassination attempts.
International organizations continue to provide emergency relief for war victims.
Update 2/3/2009 (If Israel Is A Country, It Is Borders Not Boundaries)
Palestinians may sue Israel for use of privately owned settlement lands by the Jewish people.
Updadate 2/6/2009 (If Israel Is A Country, It Is Borders Not Boundaries)
Per todays News, Hamas military has interfered with United Nations relief. The UN has hauled relief to Gaza.
Update 5/1/2009 (If Israel Is A Country, It Is Borders Not Boundaries)
Isreal has be demolishing Arab homes and the United Nations has asked them to freeze the demolitions.
Update 07/10/2009 (If Israel Is A Country, It Is Borders Not Boundaries)
According to Talk Radio on 07/02/2009 Irseal violated the Four Geneva Conventions of 1949 (International Humanitarian Law [wartime law]), they did not allow a truck with Humanitarian Aid. The United Nations sited the violation.
Update Wednesday, March 23, 2011 (If Israel Is A Country, It Is Borders Not Boundaries)
According to The Wall Street Journal Wednesday, March 23, 2011 front page on “What’s News-“:
Israeli attacks on militant targets in Gaza killed at least eight Palestinians, part of a rise in hostilities that began with a Hamas strike on Saturday.
Update May 18, 2011 (If Israel Is A Country, It Is Borders Not Boundaries)
From The New York Times
As Uprisings Transform Mideast, Obama Aims to Reshape the Peace Debate
By MARK LANDLER and HELENE COOPER
In a speech on Thursday, the president plans to argue that the political upheaval raises the prospect for progress between Israel and the Palestinians, an aide said.
Update May 19, 2011 (If Israel Is A Country, It Is Borders Not Boundaries)
BY Celeste Katz
UPDATED: On the eve of a White House meeting with hawkish Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Obama called out both sides in the Arab-Israeli conflict for failure to work toward a two-state solution.
TODAY (from Yahoo.com and Associated Press)
AP – Exasperated by stalled Middle East peace talks in a season of tumultuous change, President Barack Obama jolted close ally Israel Thursday by embracing the Palestinians’ terms for drawing the borders of their new nation next door. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel rejected the idea as “indefensible” on the eve of his vital White House meeting with Obama.
Update May 20, 2011 (If Israel Is A Country, It Is Borders Not Boundaries) Old Articles also found from 2009-2010
Breaking News from Newsmax.com (2011)
Obama Sells Out Israel, Wants It in Pre-1967 Borders
On Thursday, President Obama became the first president to officially endorse a Palestinian state and demanded that Israel return to its pre-1967 borders, borders difficult to defend.
by david on September 19, 2010 · 0 comments
Israel and Gaza: rhetoric and reality
The only way to make sense of Israel’s senseless war in Gaza is through understanding the historical context. The establishment of the state of Israel in May 1948 involved a monumental injustice to the Palestinians. British officials were aware at the time of the grave injustice perpetrated by one-sided American support for the Israelis. On 2 June 1948, Sir John Troutbeck wrote to foreign secretary Ernest Bevin that the Americans were responsible for the creation of a gangster state headed by “an utterly unscrupulous set of leaders”. I used to think that this judgment is too harsh; but Israel’s vicious assault on the people of Gaza, and the George W Bush administration’s complicity in this assault, have reopened the question.