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Israel Kept Gaza 'on Brink of Collapse' Israel purposefully kept Gaza%E2%80%99s economy %E2%80%9C"on the brink of collapse," Israeli officials told the U.S. in 2008, according to cables disclosed by WikiLeaks. The goal was to %E2%80%9Ckeep the Gazan economy on the brink of collapse without quite pushing it over the edge," and to keep Gaza, home to 1.3 million people, %E2%80%9C"functioning at the lowest level possible consistent with avoiding a humanitarian crisis.%E2%80%9D In a speech that year, then-Prime Minister Ehud Ohlmert said medical and food supplies would still flow to Gaza, but "there is no justification for demanding we allow residents of Gaza to live normal lives while shells and rockets are fired from their streets and courtyards.%E2%80%9D The cables were first published by Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten.

by Anonymousreply 2611/20/2012

I can't imagine why everybody's so upset at Julian Assange, can you?

by Anonymousreply 201/05/2011

But they starved those children for God, y'all!

by Anonymousreply 301/05/2011

Our Zionist troll probably wore himself out yesterday.

by Anonymousreply 401/05/2011

A lot of these Wikileaks revelations are along the lines of "water is wet"

by Anonymousreply 501/05/2011

[quote]In a speech that year, then-Prime Minister Ehud Ohlmert said medical and food supplies would still flow to Gaza,

If it was in a speech, then it wasn't exactly a secret, was it?

And if food supplies still flowed, and they flowed even during Cast Lead, then this

[quote]But they starved those children for God, y'all!

is the same hysterical, lying crap as ever.

by Anonymousreply 601/05/2011

Can we just cut & paste those photos of West Bank condos from the other thread to save time?

by Anonymousreply 701/05/2011

Clearly the Zionist troll did not wear himself out and he is alive and well.

by Anonymousreply 801/05/2011

You make me fucking sick, R6.

by Anonymousreply 901/05/2011

[quote]there is no justification for demanding we allow residents of Gaza to live normal lives while shells and rockets are fired from their streets and courtyards.

How is it that they can keep this area so economically deprived and so isolated but can't keep shells and rockets out of it?

by Anonymousreply 1001/05/2011

Israel = our worst foreign policy mistake. Ever.

by Anonymousreply 1101/05/2011

OP--You forget to mention that at the same time Israel was supporting the legitimate Palestinian authority in the West Bank which is undergoing a period of sustained economic growth. The objective is defeating Hamas. Economic sanctions are a legitimate use of power.

by Anonymousreply 1201/05/2011

[quote]How is it that they can keep this area so economically deprived and so isolated but can't keep shells and rockets out of it?

Lots of Israelis ask that same question. The blockade hasn't been effective at preventing Hamas from re-arming, Gilad Shalit has not been released, and it's bad for Israel's PR.

by Anonymousreply 1301/05/2011

Like, this has been going on for 50 years now.

by Anonymousreply 1401/05/2011

"But Israel is only self defending"

__ Zionist

by Anonymousreply 1511/20/2012

Gosh, it's so sad that your obsession with Israel keeps you from working. If you had a job, you might be able to afford the $18 necessary to start a new thread about Israel.

Because we just don't have enough of those.

by Anonymousreply 1611/20/2012

Doesn't America have Middle East battle fatigue yet?

This nonsense has been going on for my lifetime. Let them beat each other's brains out. Enough. Just can't get emotionally involved anymore.

And America should not be involved any longer either.

Is there no one else on the board that is tired of this never ending feud?

by Anonymousreply 1711/20/2012

Palestinians are being oppressed and the international community ignores their pain. A century ago, Jewish plight was just as ignored. Palestinians and Israelis have more in common than they would like to admit. The Jews and Arabs are kindred spirits.

by Anonymousreply 1811/20/2012

EVERY Jewish Facebook friend I have is of course a rabid, fully-indoctrinated Zionist. I responded to one bit of pro-Israel hysteria by reminding them that here in America if you aren't Jewish, nobody really gives a rat's ass about Israel, and that the rest of us all see it as a "50/50 war of choice" since 1948. Who can afford to care?

by Anonymousreply 1911/20/2012

So glad I'm not on Facebook to read THAT shit.

by Anonymousreply 2011/20/2012

[quote]I responded to one bit of pro-Israel hysteria by reminding them that here in America if you aren't Jewish, nobody really gives a rat's ass about Israel,

Guess again.

[quote]Seventy percent of Americans view Israel favorably, according to a survey conducted by the Foreign Policy Initiative.

[quote]Moreover, when asked their view of Israel, nearly 81 percent of political conservatives shared that favorable view, while the number was at 68.5 percent for moderates and approximately 63 percent of liberals.

by Anonymousreply 2111/20/2012

[quote]Is there no one else on the board that is tired of this never ending feud?

Ex-fucking-hausted. Sad that centuries of religion have led to no wisdom here. And all this over a plot of land that's basically Bakersfield.

by Anonymousreply 2211/20/2012

Speaking of Jews who were wronged, why oh WHY didn't Barbra Joan Streisand win the Tony over Carol Channing?

by Anonymousreply 2311/20/2012

It was rank anti-semitism, R23. Of course if we had known at the time that Carol Channing was a quadroon we'd have given the award to the Jewess.

by Anonymousreply 2411/20/2012

The economy of Gaza is missles and bombs and death to Israel.

by Anonymousreply 2511/20/2012
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