- Obama to AIPAC: My goal is to eliminate threat to Israel
- "The danger from Iran is grave, it is real, and
my goal will be to eliminate this threat."... "I will do
everything in my power to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon,
everything in my power to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon
- everything," he said to a standing ovation.
- Excuse me? Who, then, will protect civilization
- Israeli soldiers and settlers destroy Palestinian homes
and crops. They shoot Palestinian children for amusement. They torture
and hold Palestinian prisoners for years. They are starving the people
of Gaza. They deny Palestinians the right to travel in their own
country -- even for medical care. They use American-supplied planes, bombs,
guns and bulldozers to murder Palestinians.
- Israeli settlers and soldiers violently attack Palestinians
trying to live in their own homes and on their own land. They humiliate
Palestinian women and girls by strip searching them (to see if they have
guns hidden in their vaginas).
- Israel bombs other countries such as Iraq, Syria
and Lebanon at will. Even after a cease fire had been arranged in Lebanon
in 2006, Israel flooded that country with cluster bombs which to this day
are taking limbs and lives of Lebanese. Israel refuses even to provide
maps of where they left the deadly unexploded bomblets. Now Israel threatens
violence against Iran.
- Israel captured and held in solitary confinement for
more than a decade the man who blew the whistle on Israel's nuclear
- Israel is in violation of more UN resolutions than any
other country ever was -- and Israel has been protected from other UN resolutions
by U.S. vetoes.
- Israel blocked UN observers from entering the country
to see what Israel was doing to Palestinians in Jenin and Gaza.
- Israel recently even prevented Dr. Norman Finkelstein
and Bishop Desmond Tutu from entering Palestine to see what was happening.
- Israelis murdered Americans on the USS Liberty in 1967
and crushed to death Rachel Corrie in 2003. No one was ever brought to
- On the one occassion where Israelis were tried for killing
a Palestinian at a "checkpoint" the penalty was "one agora"
-- an Israeli coin which is so worthless it hasn't been made for decades.
- Rod Driver
- PO Box 156
- West Kingston, RI 02892