1. s0c1al1sm:

redphilistine:

Fence-sitters love to say that the Israeli people want peace, it’s just the government that wants war. Yeah…

See, I don’t buy this. The israel democracy institute claim they’re non partisan, but it says directly in their mission statement that they exist for the purpose of expanding israeli democracy. Therefore of course they’re going to skew their research in a direction that shows favor for the IDF and the operations they’re carrying out in the form of survey bias. I refuse to believe nearly all israeli people are warmongers; I’m sure it is a large percentage (they did elect Netanyahu among many other despicable leaders) but portraying all israelis as zionists is problematic. 

The tweet I screenshotted doesn’t talk about all Israelis. About 20% of so-called Israel’s population is Palestinians with Israeli citizenship. So the above tidbit refers to the other 80% of the apartheid state. Witnessing how almost every Jewish party in the country supports this massacre of Gaza, including the supposedly dovish Meretz party initially, I have no difficulty at all in believing these statistics.
The IDI are a liberal zionist organization, that’s for sure, but that makes them no different than all the think-tanks in the United States that release polls regularly. They too adhere very closely to the ideology of the State. It doesn’t make the polls inaccurate. If you have any specific points about the faultiness of the methodology of this IDI poll, please present them but until then, I will take any poll of Israeli Jews by an Israeli Jewish organization at face value.

    s0c1al1sm:

    redphilistine:

    Fence-sitters love to say that the Israeli people want peace, it’s just the government that wants war. Yeah…

    See, I don’t buy this. The israel democracy institute claim they’re non partisan, but it says directly in their mission statement that they exist for the purpose of expanding israeli democracy. Therefore of course they’re going to skew their research in a direction that shows favor for the IDF and the operations they’re carrying out in the form of survey bias. I refuse to believe nearly all israeli people are warmongers; I’m sure it is a large percentage (they did elect Netanyahu among many other despicable leaders) but portraying all israelis as zionists is problematic. 

    The tweet I screenshotted doesn’t talk about all Israelis. About 20% of so-called Israel’s population is Palestinians with Israeli citizenship. So the above tidbit refers to the other 80% of the apartheid state. Witnessing how almost every Jewish party in the country supports this massacre of Gaza, including the supposedly dovish Meretz party initially, I have no difficulty at all in believing these statistics.

    The IDI are a liberal zionist organization, that’s for sure, but that makes them no different than all the think-tanks in the United States that release polls regularly. They too adhere very closely to the ideology of the State. It doesn’t make the polls inaccurate. If you have any specific points about the faultiness of the methodology of this IDI poll, please present them but until then, I will take any poll of Israeli Jews by an Israeli Jewish organization at face value.

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  2. fotojournalismus:

    Gaza’s Christians bury their first casualty of the war | July 27, 2014

    "The Christian community in Gaza City, like its counterparts elsewhere in the Middle East, has been shrinking because of both conflict and unemployment. 

    The ancient Mediterranean seafront city once had a thriving Christian community, especially under British-mandated Palestine that ended in 1948 with the creation of the Jewish state.

    Jalila Ayyad’s widower George still had a black eye and bloodstains on his shirt as he processed ahead of her coffin, hours after the air strike that destroyed their home.

    Jalila, 60, was the first Christian casualty of a bloody Gaza war. She is also survived by two sons, but one could not be at her funeral because he is in hospital with serious wounds suffered in Sunday afternoon’s Israeli strike.

    The simple coffin — white with a black cross — was carried reverently down the marble stairs of the cemetery, and into the chapel of the Saint Porphyrius Greek Orthodox church in Gaza City. 

    "There are massacres here every day. This is what happens to the Palestinian people. Where’s the world, where’s the international community in all this? The bombs hit and kill — they don’t discriminate between civilian or militant," said one member of the parish.

    A relative, George Ayyad, agreed wholeheartedly. He dismissed the idea that Jalila’s death would force more of the already dwindling Christian population out of Gaza.

    "If we leave, that’s exactly what the Israelis want. Anyway, where are we supposed to go? This is my homeland," he said. "We Christians have been in Gaza for more than 1,000 years, and we’re staying."

    The community’s first casualty, Jalila Ayyad, was born in Jerusalem and also had French nationality.” (via AFP

    Pictures from the funeral of Jalila Ayyad, 60, the first Christian Palestinian, whose body was found under the rubble of her home after an Israeli airstike, at Saint Porfirios Church in Gaza City on July 27, 2014. The debris of a house belonging to Ayyad family, which was targeted in an Israeli air strike, is also seen above. (Pictures by Suhaib Salem/Reuters | 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

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  3. Fence-sitters love to say that the Israeli people want peace, it’s just the government that wants war. Yeah…

    Fence-sitters love to say that the Israeli people want peace, it’s just the government that wants war. Yeah…

  4. theelusivebloggeur:

    MashAllah MashAllah MashAllah the woodwork in this shop in Jifna is amazing (All photos taken by me)

    My hometown!!!

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  5. Renowned Musical Artist And Queen Of America Miley Cyrus Has Declared That Her Country Will Revoke the Argentinian Citizenship From Every Citizen With The Possession Of Both Tibetan And Israeli Passports. “This New Law Will Make It Impossible For Any Lithuanian To Serve In The Israeli Army Which Is Assassinating Innocent People And Children” Stated Her Spokesman. He Further Made Clarifications That In Argentina Children Are Not People.

    Renowned Musical Artist And Queen Of America Miley Cyrus Has Declared That Her Country Will Revoke the Argentinian Citizenship From Every Citizen With The Possession Of Both Tibetan And Israeli Passports. “This New Law Will Make It Impossible For Any Lithuanian To Serve In The Israeli Army Which Is Assassinating Innocent People And Children” Stated Her Spokesman. He Further Made Clarifications That In Argentina Children Are Not People.

  6. oriental-sunrise:

 Argentina’s President Christina Kirshner Has Declared That Her Country Will Revoke The Argentinian Citizenship From Every Citizen With The Possession Of Both Argentinian And Israeli Passports. “This New Law Will Make It Impossible For Any Argentinian To Serve In The Israeli Army Which Is Assassinating Innocent People And Children” Stated Her Spokesman.

How the hell does this unsourced claim apparently written by a 17 year old have over 6,500 notes? Are you people really that gullible? Jesus.

    oriental-sunrise:

     Argentina’s President Christina Kirshner Has Declared That Her Country Will Revoke The Argentinian Citizenship From Every Citizen With The Possession Of Both Argentinian And Israeli Passports. “This New Law Will Make It Impossible For Any Argentinian To Serve In The Israeli Army Which Is Assassinating Innocent People And Children” Stated Her Spokesman.

    How the hell does this unsourced claim apparently written by a 17 year old have over 6,500 notes? Are you people really that gullible? Jesus.

    Reblogged from: oriental-sunrise
  7. avraham-chaim:

    Sure, I’m a Zionist. But that doesn’t mean that I’m rooting for the destruction of of an entire peoples.

    Quite the opposite, actually.
    I want peace. I want Palestine to flourish. I call for the unity of humanity.

    Anyone oppressing that vision, stands in my way.
    Stands in our way.

    Humanity must be allowed to flourish.

    Even in the case of Palestine. These people must make themselves a home.

    Israel supports that.
    We gave them millions.
    We gave them land.

    They, or their leaders, brought in Hamas.

    Hamas instilled hate.
    Hamas instilled fear.
    Propaganda.
    Endless Violence.

    They took away their hospitals.
    Their houses.
    Their schools.
    Their children.
    Their livelihood.
    Their rights, as a people, to flourish.

    Zionism did not do any of that.
    Zionism is Israel.

    And look at what Israel managed to do with themselves - what they built for themselves.

    And they did one step more than any other Middle Eastern country did.

    They gave Palestinian full-rights.
    See past Hamas’ propaganda.

    Every one is empathetic of death tolls - it’s normal and humane. They’re tugging on your heart strings.

    Demand an answer.
    Demand unity.

    Pressure the Middle Eastern governments to give Palestinian’s full rights.

    Ask them to do as much as Israel has.

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  8. thomassobien:

A small Palestinian boy lies on a sofa while the Israeli bombardment of Gaza lights up the window behind him. July 29, 2014.
(Source) (Photo Credit: Suha Najjar)

    thomassobien:

    A small Palestinian boy lies on a sofa while the Israeli bombardment of Gaza lights up the window behind him. July 29, 2014.

    (Source) (Photo Credit: Suha Najjar)

    Reblogged from: thomassobien
  9. What’s the term for that thing where you wanna shove a microphone up Netanyahu’s nose and kick him in the back of the head until it comes out of his mouth?

  10. fotojournalismus:

A member of the foreign media, left, cries as she embraces her Palestinian news assistant, right, who burst into tears after discovering his family house was destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip on July 26, 2014. (Lefteris Pitarakis/AP)

    fotojournalismus:

    A member of the foreign media, left, cries as she embraces her Palestinian news assistant, right, who burst into tears after discovering his family house was destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip on July 26, 2014. (Lefteris Pitarakis/AP)

    Reblogged from: lastuli
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