"When my kids pray in a Mosque where brothers and sisters pray in the same space (like As-Salam Center in Boca Raton, FL), they are very peaceful, in awe and reverence. They are more attentive to what the Imam is saying and they generally have a more religious/spiritual experience.
So senior Israeli officials said a cease fire proposal (not significantly different from an earlier proposal embraced by PM Netanyahu) was a “strategic terrorist attack”.
Take a step back from the echo chamber and ponder that for a moment.
Great job, Xenophobes.(via wilwheaton)
via Ghazala Irshad:
I decided to compile recent, useful debunkings & explainers on Gaza-Palestine-Israel into one handy list to share. I know there are more in-depth pieces out there, but these are intended for people not as familiar with the situation (ahem, Americans!). Let me know if I’m missing anything in the comments and I’ll update. Feel free to share! Peace and love, G.
- The most current debunking of Israel talking points/myths on Gaza, well written by omarbaddar: Who started it? Why now? The truth about the kidnapped Israeli teens, and more: http://www.salon.com/2014/07/28/debunking_the_myths_about_gaza_the_truth_behind_israeli_and_palestinian_talking_points/
- 11 fact-filled, evidence-based rebuttals to Israeli talking points/myths about Gaza, Hamas and warcrimes by @mehdirhassan: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/mehdi-hasan/gaza-israel_b_5624401.html
- "Self defense," "human shields," and other Israel talking points/myths—smart takedown by @4noura: http://www.thenation.com/article/180783/five-israeli-talking-points-gaza-debunked
- No, Israel Does Not Have The Right To Self-Defense Against Occupied Palestine, According To International Law, by @4noura:http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/8799/no-israel-does-not-have-the-right-to-self-defense-
- @omarbaddar on the hypocrisy and chutzpah of Israel ignoring its own proven use of human shields as it accuses Hamas of using them without evidence: http://www.salon.com/2014/07/18/israels_military_has_no_moral_superiority_and_its_time_the_media_covered_gaza_fairly/
- 9 facts American media isn’t telling you about Israel/Palestine:http://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/american-telling-israelpalestine.html
- Crucial context mainstream media isn’t providing on Gaza & Israel - video by @ajplus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHtJSyWK0zw
- Context and perspective on Palestinian rockets and the conversation no one is having, by @paminprogress: http://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/palestinian-rockets-conversation.html
- Life in Gaza explained, video by @ajplus: http://youtu.be/9ZRgzChgaGI
- 9 graphics to help you understand what life is really like in Gaza, by @missyasin, featuring @visualizingpal: http://mic.com/articles/93207/9-graphics-to-help-you-understand-what-life-is-really-like-in-gaza
- @ajplus explains Israel’s illegal settlements in the illegally occupied West Bank, Palestine and how it’s derailing a solution for peace:http://youtu.be/1sib5HbdEV4
- @ajplus follows the money: Over $121billion US aid to Israel—is it worth it?http://youtu.be/NLcWaty9osg
- Clear and concise, yet pretty thorough Intro to Israel-Palestine 101, by @jvplive: http://youtu.be/Y58njT2oXfE
- Controversial/illegal, documented Israeli military tactics…or war crimes? By @smpalestine: http://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/controversial-documented-strategies.html