Remembered as ‘Palestine Land Day’, the occasion honours those who were martyred in pursuit of basic human rights. Of course it is partly about land—territory, boundaries, rights to passage. But we should remember that there is more than this to Land Day. The commemoration of the events of 1976 is a statement that the Palestinian people refuse to be arbitrarily renamed ‘Israeli Arabs’, branded as terrorists and stomped into submission until they fade into a half-remembered history.
Prof. Richard Falk
Perhaps, worse in some respects than this Israeli war-mongering, is the stunning silence of the governments of the world, and of the United Nations. And even after the commission of the atrocities of 2008-09 have been authenticated over and over by the Goldstone Report, by an exhaustive report issued by the Arab League, by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, there is no expectation of Israeli accountability, and the United States effectively uses its diplomatic muscle to bury the issue, encouraging forgetfulness in collaboration with the media.
What do you expect from a man (Netanyahu) who is the head of a country founded on terrorism? Israelis think everyone is a terrorist, because that’s how they got their country originally.
Shareby Adam Horowitz As Israel prepares its response to the Goldstone Report, several articles indicate that its primary objective is to discredit the contention that it carried out, in the words of Ethan Bronner, “an official plan to terrorize the Palestinian population.” Today Haaretz reports that Israel’s response to the UN will seek to “reject [...]Read more