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For palestinians every day is kristallnacht

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By Paul Craig Roberts


These attacks, together with the demolition of Palestinian homes, the uprooting of Palestinians’ olive groves, the innumerable checkpoints that prevent Palestinians from accessing schools, work, and medical care, the Israeli Wall that denies Palestinians access to the land stolen from them, and the isolation and blockade of the Gaza Ghetto, are part of the Israeli government’s policy of genocide for the Palestinians.  

The Israel Lobby has such power over America that even former President Jimmy Carter, a good friend of Israel, is demonized for using the polite term–apartheid–for the genocide that has occurred over the decades during which American “Christian” preachers, together with bought-and-paid-for politicians, justified Israel’s policy of slow genocide for Palestine.

Israelis who still have a moral conscience–a small part of the population–endeavor to use moral protests against the inhumanity of the Israeli government.  Israelis Jeff Halper and Angela Godfrey-Goldstein lead the Israeli Committee Against House Demolition  (ICAHD), a non-violent, direct-action group established to oppose and resist Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes in the Occupied Territories.

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Harrath charges dropped

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(source: VOC/SAPA)

The CEO of Islam Channel in the United Kingdom who was arrested at OR Tambo Airport in January on alleged terror charges walked out of the Kempton Park Magistrates Court a free man on Monday after all charges against him were dropped. According to the Media Review Network (MRN), Tunisian-born Muhammad Ali Harrath returned to South Africa to appear in court on Monday morning and the fact that all charges against him was withdrawn serves as a vindication of the fact that he had been innocent of all so-called "terror charges".

Harrath has been residing in the UK for the last few years where he heads Islam Channel which broadcasts on DSTV. According to the MRN, he has gained a great deal of respect as a well-known Muslim personality. On January 24 upon arriving in SA for a business visit on a flight from the UK, he was detained at the OR Tambo International Airport under mysterious circumstances.

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