Friday, August 30, 2013

Welcome to the Nonviolent Unarmed Resistance

This is seeing through socialist-radical-progressive-tinted glasses:

here’s the good news: Across the West Bank, Israel’s occupation has given rise in recent years to a nonviolent “popular resistance” movement that should be an inspiration to people across the globe.  This unarmed resistance has persisted in the face of Israeli state violence (aided by U.S.-supplied weapons and tear gas), lengthy jail sentences for nonviolent protesters and widespread detention and abuse of children.



The shootings, the rocks, the knives, the firebombs that kill, injure and maim are somehow 'overlooked' and 'ignored'.

More BS:

...leaders of the Palestinian popular resistance – from intellectuals to grassroots villagers who’d been repeatedly jailed – spoke to us about universal human rights, about a human family in which all deserve equal rights regardless of religion or nationality. “We are against the occupation, not against the Jews,” was the refrain among Palestinian activists. “We have many Jews and Israelis who support us.”... Israel [is] a society that seems as paranoid and militaristic today as our country during the McCarthyite Fifties...Seeing these “facts on the ground,” I kept asking myself NOT “Why have many Palestinians turned to violence and terrorism?” – but rather, “Why so few?

That was from Jeff Cohen who toured our region as part of a delegation sponsored by Interfaith Peace-Builders and the American Friends Service Committee.  He heads the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College, where he is an associate professor of journalism.  He launched the media watch group FAIR in 1986, and cofounded the online activism group in 2011.

No one like a Cohen to be a reliable source of ... disinformation. 


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