Continued quoting of Israeli apologists for ethnic cleansing, murder, terror, torture, vile persecution, racism, apartheid, hate crime, attempting to erase / change history, theft, greed, in the midst of any news item about the region, is a pain to endure.
Today 9th July 2010, on the Guardian website, this: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jul/09/foreign-office-blog-lebanon-hezbollah-fadlallah
A shame that Britain feels the need for such action, still lapdogging it up to the US and Israel.
Luckily for Guardian readers, the background and pedigree of the Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman quoted is cleared up rather quickly. For a start, he is of course clearly a supporter of ethnic cleansing, murder, terror, torture, vile persecution, racism, apartheid, hate crime, attempting to erase / change history, theft, greed, simply by virtue of being a member of the Israeli government today.
This is because we have your number, Israel, and we know the truth about everything, Zionism, 1948 and all the outrages since, how it works and why you currently exist. Witness Walt and Mearsheimer, Finkelstein, Pappe, to name but 3. It's over, everybody knows you're hanging on to your stinking money just as long as you can, you just keep pretending you're not an evil empire.
But further, from this story: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/16/world/middleeast/16mideast.html?pagewanted=2
Mr Palmor's own casual attitude to value of life and peace can be determined: "Yigal Palmor, an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman, went further, saying that most of the United Nations agency’s staff in Gaza were local Palestinians and alleging that a “large part are affiliated one way or another with Hamas.” "
Mr Palmor's weak attempt to deceive on the nature of the Gaza blockade and the Freedom flotilla on his own webpage: http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/HumanitarianAid/Palestinians/MFA_Spokesman_Gaza_flotilla_24-May-2010.htm From which:
"MFA Spokesman Yigal Palmor
Ships forcing their way into Gaza will do nothing to aid the people there. Existing land crossings are more than capable of meeting their needs.
International aid organizations and the private sector of Gaza ensure that all the necessary food, medicine and clothing are provided to the Strip via Israel. In a typical week, 15,000 tons of supplies enter Gaza. Truckloads of meat, poultry, fish, dairy products, fruits, vegetables, milk powder, baby food, wheat and other staples arrive in Gaza on a daily basis. Building materials are also shipped in, when monitored by International organization so as not to be commandeered by Hamas for the fortification of bunkers.
Since the ceasefire in January 2009, well over a million tons of humanitarian supplies entered Gaza from Israel - that is almost a ton of aid for each man, woman and child in the Strip.The land crossings remain the most efficient system to transfer goods to Gaza, and the flotilla organizers are well aware of this fact. The organizers also know that since December 2008, their ships have been denied permission to land. Israel has invited the organizers of the flotilla to use the land crossings, in the same manner as all the reputable international organizations.
However, they are less interested in bringing in aid than in promoting their radical agenda, playing into the hands of Hamas provocations. While they have wrapped themselves in a humanitarian cloak, they are engaging in political propaganda and not in pro-Palestinian aid. If the organizers were truly interesting in providing humanitarian aid - as opposed to engaging in publicity stunts - they would use the proper channels to ensure delivery of any supplies."
For corrective and to judge Palmor's value as an educated commentator, the above should be read against the UN , WHO and others evaluation of the blockade, summarised here:
The flotilla of course succeeded in achieving a slight relaxation in the list of items banned from entering, described by the UN as a step forward: http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE65G26520100617
"Richard Miron, spokesman for United Nations Middle East envoy Robert Serry, said they were encouraged by Israel's move, adding, "we hope that today's decision by the security cabinet is a real step forward towards meeting the needs in Gaza."The United States, Israel's main backer, said the decision was a positive step but welcomed further loosening. "
So it seems Mr Palmor's judgement of the efficacy of the flotilla or the need for supplies to be increased is somewhat the minority view.
But wait a moment! At the end of the Guardian article, he admits that Frances Guy is an honourable woman!
Re-reading the quotes, it's clear to me that evidence points to the fact that Palmor actually supports her views on Fadlallah, and just at the end of the interview, is actually changing his mind, and has decided that Fadlallah was a man of peace indeed!
Yes you are right Sir!
Practically anyone who opposes your murderous state is a person of peace indeed! Congratulations! A wonderful thing when a man takes the righteous path.
Please contact me when the reparations are finalised. One trillion Euros, to be shared out equally and handed personally to every Palestinian, by an Israeli supporter accused of crimes against humanity, immediate return of refugees to refurbished lands and homes, one man one vote, and the cutting of current Israel into two halves should do it.