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Press TV–Pam Bailey, Euro-Med Monitor of Human Rights: Israeli Violence Overshadowed By Paris Attacks

Excerpted from Press TV, please click over there for the full interview:

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Press TV has interviewed Pam Bailey, with the Euro-Med Monitor of Human Rights from Washington, to ask for her take on the ongoing Israeli atrocities against Palestinians.

What follows is a rough transcription of the interview.

Press TV: Looking at the situation, as we have just said, 90 Palestinians have been killed since October; however, we are not seeing that much of an outrage when it comes to Israeli human rights violations be it through arresting minor Palestinians aged 12 to 14 or be it through the demolition of homes and of course these killings.

Bailey: Well, especially now. You know, now you have got everybody focusing on Paris and bombing Syria and it is sort of working out to Israel’s favor. So no one is paying attention which gives Israel a blank check to do whatever it wants. So Israel is really exploiting the opportunity at this point.

Press TV: Many have pointed out; you know not to diminish anything from the tragedy that took place in Paris, but the reality is that the Palestinians have to live through that horror day in and day out at the hands of the Israeli settlers and forces.

Bailey: Yes absolutely, again not to belittle what you said what happened in Paris is terrible, but you have the Palestinians who have been living through daily direct violence or structural violence for nearly decades now, but at least in Gaza 7 or 8 years. So it has become a daily reality for them and yet the world stage, you know the government leaders, the media and the public seem to swing from crisis to crisis as soon as it gets a little bit less urgent or as soon as another emergency happens…and then you have these used-long crises that were allowed just keep festering.

Also:

(Bailey:) No one seems to want to deal with the underlying cause and the underlying cause is the occupation and the blockade and I think the world is sort of throwing up their hands. They say it cannot be solved, they say it is because the two sides cannot come on an agreement, no partners for peace, no strong leaders, but the reality is the international community does not have the backbone.

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(Full article at Press TV)

Source: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/11/17/438064/Pam-Bailey-Israel-Palestine-Paris-

 

 

Global Research: Exposing [Israel] the Oldest Remaining Military Occupation in the World

Re-blogged, with thanks, from Co-Creating Our Future on Planet Earth. Original Source: Global Research.

I post these articles today because, like many others, I too saw and passed on the terrible videos posted last week on Twitter of young children being shot and killed by Israeli soldiers. There is something terribly wrong in Israel. I am one among many concerned writers whose work is included in the anthology ERExtraordinary Rendition, (American) Writers on Palestine, edited by Ru Freeman, OR Books, to be released December 2015; my work excerpted there is part of a short story written after the horrific attacks on Gaza in 2008, when I, like many millions of us around the world, reeled in horror at the dropping of bombs on ordinary, peace-loving families, and women, men, and children of every age. Our world has to change. We have to move from a casual orientation toward war to a conscious orientation toward peace. Part of that move has to involve a clear-eyed look at Israel and what the terrible policies of extreme, terrorist militantism there is doing. We need to get past Israeli “exceptionalism” and expose the real truth of what is happening there, in Israel and in Palestine, and these articles listed here give deep insight into what is happening.

‘In an endless war on terror, we are all doomed to become Palestinians’

Thanks to Jean of Co-Creating Our Future on Planet Earth and Sott.net for re-posting this important article by Jonathan Cook in Middle-East Eye, covering Israel’s role in supplying arms and technology to countries around the world, and in building the industry of “global pacification,” which seems to essentially mean War Against the People, also the title of a new and forthcoming book by Anthropology Professor and head of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, (ICAHD), Jeff Halper, whose analyses are featured here.