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.
Can''t wait to hear Israel''s defenders spin this shit
|by Anonymous||reply 26||11/20/2012|
I can't imagine why everybody's so upset at Julian Assange, can you?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||01/05/2011|
But they starved those children for God, y'all!
|by Anonymous||reply 3||01/05/2011|
Our Zionist troll probably wore himself out yesterday.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||01/05/2011|
A lot of these Wikileaks revelations are along the lines of "water is wet"
|by Anonymous||reply 5||01/05/2011|
[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 Anonymous||reply 6||01/05/2011|
Can we just cut & paste those photos of West Bank condos from the other thread to save time?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||01/05/2011|
Clearly the Zionist troll did not wear himself out and he is alive and well.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||01/05/2011|
You make me fucking sick, R6.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||01/05/2011|
[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 Anonymous||reply 10||01/05/2011|
Israel = our worst foreign policy mistake. Ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||01/05/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 12||01/05/2011|
[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 Anonymous||reply 13||01/05/2011|
Like, this has been going on for 50 years now.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/05/2011|
"But Israel is only self defending"
|by Anonymous||reply 15||11/20/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 16||11/20/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 17||11/20/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 18||11/20/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 19||11/20/2012|
So glad I'm not on Facebook to read THAT shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||11/20/2012|
[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,
[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 Anonymous||reply 21||11/20/2012|
[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 Anonymous||reply 22||11/20/2012|
Speaking of Jews who were wronged, why oh WHY didn't Barbra Joan Streisand win the Tony over Carol Channing?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||11/20/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 24||11/20/2012|
The economy of Gaza is missles and bombs and death to Israel.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||11/20/2012|