Random Quotations- Israel – April 14th, 2018

Four items in total…

“Hundreds of Israeli soldiers, many of them snipers, were deployed to the deadly buffer zone that the Israeli army has created between besieged Gaza and Israel, as tens of thousands of Palestinian families held mass rallies at the border… By killing and wounding this number of Palestinians, Israel had hoped that the masses would retreat, the protests would subside and, eventually, end.” – Ramzy Baroud, “Why Israel feels threatened by popular resistance in Palestine” – CounterPunch, April 11, 2018.

“Israeli forces destroyed the classrooms, which served schoolchildren in the third and fourth grades, on Sunday, affecting the education of more than 25 students… The EU also called upon the Israeli authorities to halt demolitions and confiscations of Palestinian houses and property in accordance with its obligations as an occupying power under international humanitarian law, and to cease the policy of settlement construction and expansion, of designating land for exclusive Israeli use and of denying Palestinian development.” – Ma’an News Agency, “European Union condemns Israel over demolition of Palestinian Bedouin classrooms” – Feb. 7th, 2018.

“The majority party has agreed, that government must cut diplomatic ties with Israel, given the absence of genuine initiatives by Israel to secure lasting peace and a viable two-state solution that includes full freedom and democracy for the Palestinian people” – Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor, quoted by Middle East Monitor in “South Africa to cut diplomatic ties with Israel” – Feb 20th, 2018.

“Using the sufferings of over six million Jews from the Holocaust to malign the President of the United States is disconcerting. One has on the one hand a sense of empathy and sorrow about Jacobs having to endure what he did at the hands of Nazis. On the other hand, his claim that Donald Trump has emboldened an ‘inflammatory and nationalist campaign’ that reminds him of of the days right before the Nazi takeover is not only ridiculously unfounded, but it distracts from the urgent threat of the global jihad.” – Christine Douglass-Williams, “Newsweek features Holocaust survivor who says Trump’s America feels like Germany before Nazis took over” – Jihad Watch, April 11th, 2018. (I think Christine misses the point. I believe this is part of an ongoing distraction campaign; note the timing!)