Wednesday, May 25, 2011

American Jews in DC flashmob sing: Free Free Palestine!

This is so cool!

Thanks Evita for posting on fb!



They sing to AIPAC:

AIPAC is meeting

We have a greeting

Cuz they're not speaking

for any of us

...AIPAC doesn't speak for me

Apartheid is not my cup of tea

we want democracy!

If you do not know, American Jews (at least on the left) have been a big part of the "Free Palestine" movement for decades. Google "Jews for Justice" - I have linked to and quoted their publications many times over the years.

13 comments :

Pisa said...

You know when I'll sing along with such a mob? When there will be flashmobs like this or demonstrations in the PA and Gaza demanding to stop the anti-Israel incitement and the firing of missiles at us.

OK, maybe not Gaza, Hamas is not into flashmobs. How about Egypt, or Jordan, or Lebanon? Maybe Syria, now that they know who their real enemies are?

If I was arab, I'd be outraged at how the world treats my kind. Look at this flashmob, and ask yourself what the hell would Palestinian arabs do wiht all that. This is not only futile, this is dangerous. It enforces the idea that all they have to do is sit on their arses (or blow up stuff) and wait for the world to do the job. Like handicapped chidren in a kindergarten.

The only way to make peace goes not through Washington or the UN, but through our minds. We make peace with the idea of peace, before we make peace with each other. We start with education for peace, until we have mentality for peace. I don't see that in the PA. And before you have a chance to say anything - yes, I see that a lot in Israel. I had the chance to work for a while in a mixed school in Tel-Aviv, where they have jewish, arab and christian students and staff. I wish you could have seen the arab student who told a jewish student how to spell a word in hebrew. I wish you could have seen two jewish friends fight each other because one of them preferred his arab friend This school has been hit by a scud during the first Gulf war, btw...

Another long comment. Maybe that's because we are so different. I feel that I have to explain everything. Oh well, as long as the comment box doesn't mind :P

Maury said...

Free Palestine, and then what? The occupation ended in Gaza, but daily life sucks more than ever for those Palestinians. How exactly will the "unmilitarized", independent Palestine envisioned by Obama, be any better than what exists today?

Wake up and smell the roses Mojo. A state not allowed to manage its own security can never be truly independent, or free. Never mind what liberals or conservatives think about Israel/Palestine. It's an intractable problem that only Armageddon can resolve.

Anonymous said...

Daily life in Gaza is improving, and is better than in parts of Egypt.

"The biggest Palestinian shopping mall is scheduled to open in the Gaza Strip in mid-June.

This will be the second shopping mall to open in the Gaza Strip in a year. Last July, Palestinians opened a two-story mall that includes a supermarket, international clothing stores, a food court, beauty products, a children's playground and a restaurant.

The modern three-story complex is the first of its kind in the Palestinian territories, said Ehab al-Issawi, executive director of the Al-Hayat Tureed Company that owns the mall.

Issawi explained that the first floor would house a huge supermarket that would consist of various departments offering food and household items as well as stationary.

The second floor would have many clothes and gift shops, while the third floor would become home to a large restaurant, a modern coffee shop, a cinema and entertainment sites for children."

(Jerusalem Post story)

DC

C.H. said...

"Daily life in Gaza is improving, and is better than in parts of Egypt."


Does this mean the Turks will divert their "aid flotilla" to Kurdistan or Syria? Maybe they'll send it to Sudan...even though Erdogan maintains his good friend Bashir can do no wrong.

Iraqi Mojo said...

"OK, maybe not Gaza, Hamas is not into flashmobs."

LOL!

"How about Egypt, or Jordan, or Lebanon? Maybe Syria, now that they know who their real enemies are?"

I can see it happening in Beirut, not anywhere else in the ME. Maybe in Tel Aviv:)

It's good to see the loosening of Israeli grip on the Palestinian economy, and I hope the firing of rockets at Israel stops.

Iraqi Mojo said...

"Daily life in Gaza is improving, and is better than in parts of Egypt."

That's not saying much. Parts of Egypt are quite the shit hole:(

But it's still a good point. Even under Israeli occupation, Palestinians in general are not killed at the rate Arabs are killed in some Arab countries. How many Syrians have been killed during this historic intifadha?

Iraqi Mojo said...

"Egypt will permanently open its border with the Gaza Strip tomorrow despite Israeli protests, the Egypt's transitional government has confirmed, upending the dynamics of regional politics in a bid to shake up the deadlocked Middle East peace process.

The opening of the border will be the latest geopolitical aftershock of the Egyptian revolution, and is likely to strengthen the militant group Hamas and ease life for Gaza's 1.6 million residents.

The Egyptian government officially closed the border after Hamas took control of Gaza in 2007. At the same time Israel imposed a blockade of Gaza aimed at weakening Hamas."


Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/egypt-to-ease-plight-of-palestinians-with-opening-of-gaza-border-crossing-20110526-1f6fo.html#ixzz1NWjOJghq

Anonymous said...

dear mojo,
again,Maury gets it right ;
" only Armageddon can resolve ".
Israel can only be destroyed in battle. As much as you may enjoy them, Line-dancing Lefties won't encourage Israelis to commit suicide.When the Arab tanks have reached the sea, then you may rejoice.
Until then, the Palis may only hope to get slightly more air,& water in an Israeli security zone, and a bigger Whoopie Cushion at the UN.
bushtheliberator

CMAR II said...

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2011/05/a-strange-sentence-in-the-times/239621/

Muhannad said...

I wanted to address this comment by Maury and I forget, but I will address it belatedly: "Wake up and smell the roses Mojo. A state not allowed to manage its own security can never be truly independent, or free. Never mind what liberals or conservatives think about Israel/Palestine. It's an intractable problem that only Armageddon can resolve."

Maury, are you referring to Israel? Maury, you said before that you support a viable, contiguous Palestinian state, correct? Do you still support a real contiguous Palestine?

Do you really believe that only Armageddon can resolve the conflict, or were you drunk when you wrote that? LOL

Muhannad said...

I wanted to address this comment by Maury and I forgot, but I will address it belatedly: Maury said "Wake up and smell the roses Mojo. A state not allowed to manage its own security can never be truly independent, or free. Never mind what liberals or conservatives think about Israel/Palestine. It's an intractable problem that only Armageddon can resolve."

Maury, are you referring to Israel? Maury, you said before that you support a viable, contiguous Palestinian state, correct? Do you still support a real contiguous Palestine?

Do you really believe that only Armageddon can resolve the conflict, or were you drunk when you wrote that? LOL

Maury said...

"Maury, you said before that you support a viable, contiguous Palestinian state, correct? Do you still support a real contiguous Palestine?"

Sure I do. I simply don't see it happening though. There's no excuse for Israel not engaging in serious peace talks during the last 5 years. Sure, there are the harmless rocket attacks from Gaza. But, cafe's aren't going boom. Israel is largely secure from terror attacks. Wasn't that always their prerequisite for peace talks?

"Do you really believe that only Armageddon can resolve the conflict, or were you drunk when you wrote that?"

People that weren't even born when this conflict started are beginning to die of old age. Sorry, but I just don't see a peaceful, long-lasting solution as a possibility. Not after 50 years of watching this bullshit go nowhere.

Maury said...

The Bible predicts two apocalypses in the final days. In the first, Kings of the East cross the Euphrates and 1/3 of mankind dies as a result. I'm pretty sure that one's an oil grab by China. If China tries to take Saudi oil fields, the US is obliged to defend them. That would get nasty quick.

The other apocalypse is Armageddon, predicted in the greatest detail in Ezekial and Revelations. Only the return of Jesus keeps the entire world from being destroyed. Still, dead bodies are strewn over 30 square miles, and piled 8 feet deep. It takes 7 years to bury the dead. Ezekial 38 names the countries that attack Israel. By some strange coincidence, all those countries named 1800 years before Islam are Muslim today.

Am I weird for thinking China could actually send an army of 200 million on an oil grab? Maybe, but nuttier things have happened. I'm not off my rocker for believing a bunch of Muslim countries will attack Israel though. There're actually precedents for that one.