Saturday, July 12, 2014

It's all about those poor refugees and those evil Israelis

Israel is always the aggressor and the refugees are always the victims.  This conflict has always been framed as a struggle between the oppressed little guy and the big bad colonial power, and how all that was stolen must be returned...or else.  The problem is the "or else", which is never identified but always exercised; Islamic theology and its requirement to convert, subjugate or kill un-believers
(sura 9 verse 29).  No matter the rhetoric that comes from Western apologists, the media or water-carrying pundits, the bottom line which is never identified is that this desire to destroy Israel is based entirely in the Qur'an, the hadiths of Muhammad and the requirement to conquer the globe.

From the Seattle PI July 12 by Edith M. Lederer
UN calls for Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council called Saturday for a cease-fire in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict centered on the Gaza Strip.

A council statement approved by all 15 members calls for de-escalation of the violence, restoration of calm, and a resumption of direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians aimed at achieving a comprehensive peace agreement based on a two-state solution.

In other words, a resumption of talks that will ultimately end with the destruction of Israel.

The statement calls for "the reinstitution of the November 2012 cease-fire," which was brokered by Egypt, but gives no time frame for when it should take effect.

Palestinian U.N. envoy, Riyad Mansour stressed, however, that the Palestinians' understanding is that the cease-fire should go into effect immediately.

"We will observe very closely whether Israel will abide by this call and we hope they do," Mansour told reporters. "If they don't, we have a lot in our arsenal, and we will not allow the Security Council to rest for a minute. It is its job to maintain international peace and security, and it is its job to stop this aggression against our people."

Putting all the blame on Israel means that any aggression by Hamas will be excused by the above statement.

In a sign of increasing international pressure to end the conflict, British Foreign SecretaryWilliam Hague also called for a cease-fire Saturday and said he would meet with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the foreign ministers of Germany and France in Vienna on Sunday to discuss a halt to the fighting. Mansour said Arab foreign ministers will also meet Monday "to continue the effort to stop the aggression against our people."

No talk about the continued rocket attacks by Hamas however.

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