Thursday, April 19, 2012

Roseanne Barr flunks her Mideast Comprehension test

 NOTE TO READER: Roseanne, I love you. But you flunked on this one.   What "ethnic cleansing" is currently going on in Gaza? Last I heard, Hamas was ethnically cleansing Fatah. Jews ethnically cleansing Palestinians? The numbers don't add up. Israel is 20% Arab/Muslim but the areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority have 0% Jews. And the Palestinian population in Gaza and the West Bank has been increasingIn 2005, ISRAEL "ethnically-cleansed" nearly 10,000 JEWS out of Gaza and portions of the West Bank.  Hamas declared "Victory".  Meanwhile, Hamas and its affiliates (Islamic Jihad, The Popular Resistance Committee, Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, etc.) increased rocket attacks by 500%, assassinated soldiers, civilians, kidnapped Peace Activists who were rallying for them, and taught their children to hate Jews and Israel, where even their maps don't acknowledge Israel.  In fact, I left the Green Party precisely over their one-sided platform on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  Please note the red text below, which highlights the Green Party's unnecessary inflammatory language and obvious ignorance of history. My question for Roseanne is "What should Israel do about the rockets that are being fired at them?" You are critical of "the Wall" (Actually it's 95% FENCE ) but where it IS a "wall" it is an ANTI-SNIPER WALL, to prevent Palestinians from firing on Israelis. AND it mostly stopped the suicide bombings. And also to Roseanne, do you favor moving the American Embassy out of Tel Aviv and to Jerusalem as Israel prefers?
                                                                                                     --- Becky Johnson, Ed.


Green Party Presidential Candidate Roseanne Barr is aligned with the Green Party Platform on Israel and Palestine

From the Roseanne Barr Campaign:
Achieving Peace in Israel and Palestine
Roseanne for President 2012

April 17, 2012

Roseanne’s solutions for Peace in Israel and Palestine are deeply rooted in her own spiritual traditions, common sense thinking, alignment with the Green Party platform and a sincere desire to see equitable and humane resolutions for the benefit of all the people that live in the region.
Since 1948 each American president has “guaranteed security” for Israel by giving them a blank check for American dollars and military hardware. Congressmen and Senators fall all over themselves to offer more money and weapons.
“I hold to nothing but envisioning international peace and utopia. We all have many more things in common than not. I’ve tried to get to the very bottom of the whole subject, and I say it’s the entire world’s fault, not just Israel’s and not just the Jews for allowing the terrible crimes against humanity, the ethnic cleansing that is happening in Gaza right now. No government in the Middle East is innocent. Wars make the stock market go up, so no one in America is innocent either, nor anyone anywhere where capitalism reigns.”
Roseanne Barr on NoLiesRadio in 2010. See:
Foreign policy, wars, cease-fires, assassinations, conflicts, bombings, peace talks, walls, settlements, land grabs, flotillas, piracy and hijackings at sea, and “which side are you on” have been discussed and debated for decades regarding peace in between Israel and Palestine. The information has been read about on the front pages of every newspaper, been rotated on every news website, and viewed on the evening news programs.
After getting the presidential nomination in 2008 the first speech Barack Obama gave was to AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) where he pledged his continued support for the apartheid regime. See:
Currently the blockade situation for the people of Gaza has become dire. The people that live there are incarcerated in an open air prison. There is little sanitation, dirty water, no safe food, no medicine, little medical care, continued attacks by land and by air, few necessary supplies being smuggled in and few people going out. These are crimes against humanity and this is apartheid.
In the most recent news, Israel has severed tied with the UN’s Human Rights Council. See:
Peace in Israel and Palestine will happen when there is self determination for all and a “right of return” for the Palestinians who have had their land stolen from them. When the US government stops funding the Israeli war machine, when the Wall comes down, and when the people living there organize their own discussion of how to govern themselves they will be able to work out their differences. Their land is small, the resources scarce and a one state solution, with real democracy and justice for all seems the best approach towards a true and lasting peace.
“Peace starts in the Middle East with people speaking to each other intelligently about solutions.” Roseanne Barr on the Wise Women Media Radio Show, March 2012.
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