Skip to main content

With Israel always refusing the presence of International monitors, civilian activists around the world recognized that they did not need to wait for their governments to take action.

Few years ago, the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement, with the support of Italian activist and European Parliament member, Luisa Morgantini, called for a week of non-violent direct action with marches to Israeli military bases near peaceful Palestinian towns. Israeli Occupation Forces were not prepared initially for this kind of resistance. As time passed by, Israeli authorities intensified their aggression even on peaceful demonstrators.

In the U.S. activists began serious work to coordinate mass gatherings of internationals for the purpose of providing tangible support to the Palestinians. The objectives were to offer protection, show solidarity, and draw attention to the realities of the occupation on the ground.

Activists on the ground derive strength from support by thousands of individuals all over the world. Those who could not go and join them are working hard in their respective countries to educate people about the violence of the occupation, an occupation that is fast becoming the longest military occupation still standing.

The history shows that nonviolent resistance was frustrated by decades of violent suppression and ethnic cleansing and decades of being ignored or vilified in the western media which had filters to ensure that only violence is reported and given no explanation for this violent. It is thus surprising that this nonviolent movement continued to exist and actually grow. The commitment to nonviolence is now gaining momentum, not only among Palestinians, but also among all supporters of human rights around the world. The exhibits below show some examples of recent actions and indicate the growth of this movement. It is not only a Palestinian movement, but a human movement involving Israelis and internationals. The International Solidarity Movement is one good representative facet which indicates how well this nucleus of nonviolence grew (see http://www.palsolidarity.org/).

Just can't quell the resistance, Just can't quell the non-violent resistance
By joeskillet

Once a week for 26 months, Palestinians from the village of Bil’in have been non-violently resisting the Israeli Occupation and the Apartheid Wall has ripped through the village. This Friday, Palestinians were joined by international and Israeli solidarity activists. They joined the demonstration outside of the mosque in Bil’in but, instead of taking the normal route to the gate in the Apartheid wall, the demonstrators took a side route.


Demonstrators chant songs near the Apartheid Wall

Last week, the Israeli occupation forces shot at least 20 non-violent demonstrators, including Mairead Maguire, the Irish Nobel Peace Prize winner. This week, demonstrators were hoping to catch the army off guard by taking this alternate route.

When the demonstrators reached their destination at the Wall, Israeli soldiers were 200 meters away, awaiting the demonstration to arrival from its normal direction. Even the high-powered water tank was on the inside of the Wall. Little did they know, we were catching them by surprise further down the route of the illegal barrier.

Palestinians were shouting, "No to Occupation, No to the Wall!" Internationals and Israelis joined in, throwing chants in the direction of the few soldiers who made their way to demonstration. The bulk of the soldiers were still up on the hill, too far to shoot rubber-coated steel bullets or sounds bombs.

These few Israeli soldiers who were across the Wall from the demonstration threw a couple tear gas cannisters. The peaceful demonstrators did not budge.

Instead, Abu Sadi, one of the elders of Bil'in, crossed through a torn portion in the fence and walked towards the soldiers on the other side of the Wall. There are actually two walls at this point. The space between, a sort of no-man's-land, serves as a military access road. And from up the hill, soldiers were entering this access road, speeding towards the demonstrators.

The high-powered water tank arrived on the other side of the Wall as well. A couple other Palestinians followed behind Abu Sadi. The water tank revved up and began blasting the peaceful demonstrators on their faces and backs. Last week, Mohammad Khatib was blasted in the chest and received medical attention for his injuries. He said it "felt like my ribs were broken." And now, Abu Sadi, probably in his late 60's, lay on the ground after being smashed by the force of the water.

Four street medics rushed over to help Abu Sadi from the ground. The army continued to shoot at Abu Sadi, the medics, and the demonstrators during this process. A handful of other demonstrators then crossed through the opening in the fence.

As more Israeli soldiers arrived, the started to shoot tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets, and sponge bullets at the demonstrators who had not crawled through the fence. According to a Palestinian who was hit by one before, sponge bullets stick into your skin until you get it medically removed or it just comes out on its own, and they go for $55 a round.

The water tank revved up again but this time started to squirt dark blue water at the demonstrators. Sometimes this water is laced with some sort of chemical which makes your skin feel like it is on fire. Today, it seemed to stain clothes and hands and faces, not to mention staining the earth and trees. It also burned a bit when it entered the eyes.

The line of demonstrators in between the two fences marched forwards towards the several more soldiers and jeep who had arrived. The army tried to arrest one of them but demonstrators intervened to de-arrest him.

Abu Sadi crawled atop the hood of the jeep and soldiers continued to fire at the demonstrators still inside of the Wall.

For half an hour, demonstrators sung to the soldiers to "Free Palestine," to "tear down the wall," to "end the Occupation," and asked, "Hey soldiers can you say, how many kids did you shoot today?" The soldiers gave no reply. They just kept on shooting.

At the request of the Palestinians, the internationals and Israelis joined the Palestinians in retreating from the area between the fences and made their way back through the fence, hands in the air, with some attention on the sponge bullet gun aiming in their direction.

Further towards the gate in the Wall, some of the demonstrators continued to non-violently resist and attempt to reach the other side of the Wall. Abdullah, a Palestinian from Bil'in, was detained by the army but later released.

And soon the demonstrators made their way back to the village, many of them covered from head to toe in a dark blue substance, aimed at quelling their non-violent resistance.

But, like every Friday, Palestinians and their international and Israeli solidarity colleagues will be back, to demand and end to the Occupation, to dismantle the Apartheid Wall which the International Court of Justice has already deemed illegal and calls for it immediate destruction, and to keep up the on-going non-violent struggle towards justice.

Peace out

Copyright free, source: Jonas in Palestine

To sum up, I find these words by Rachel Corrie (the 23-year-old American peace activist who was crushed to death by a bulldozer paid for by US taxpayers as she tried to prevent the Israeli army from destroying homes in the Gaza Strip) - tells us in her own words - through her emails to her mother - why she was in Gaza, protecting Palestinian families from the Israeli army that was bulldozing their homes and green houses:

"Love you. Really miss you. I have bad nightmares about tanks and bulldozers outside our house and you and me inside.... I am really scared for the people here. Yesterday, I watched a father lead his two tiny children, holding his hands, out into the sight of tanks and a sniper tower and bulldozers and Jeeps because he thought his house was going to be exploded....This is in the area where Sunday about 150 men were rounded up and contained outside the settlement with gunfire over their heads and around them, while tanks and bulldozers destroyed 25 greenhouses - the livelihoods for 300 people....I was terrified to think that this man felt it was less of a risk to walk out in view of the tanks with his kids than to stay in his house. I was really scared that they were all going to be shot and I tried to stand between them and the tank. This happens every day, but just this father walking out with his two little kids just looking very sad, just happened to get my attention more at this particular moment", probably because I felt it was our translation problems that made him leave."

  • Rachel Corrie

Source: Guardian

Cross posted at Sabbah's Blog.

Originally posted to Sabbah on Wed May 02, 2007 at 12:00 PM PDT.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

  •  Tipjar (20+ / 0-)

    Shukran (Thanks) for reading.

    Sabbah's Blog: An Uprooted Palestinian Blogger Searching For a Better Way Forward in the Middle East.

    by Sabbah on Wed May 02, 2007 at 11:52:55 AM PDT

  •  It's fantastic to hear that a nonviolence (11+ / 0-)

    movement struggles on, even in the face of such aggression.

  •  The Palestinians are being brutalized by Israel (8+ / 0-)

    and their story needs to be told in this country, where even to call it an "occupation" raises hackles and where you rarely see the word "Palestinian" without the word "militant" behind it.  Nice diary.

  •  Sabbah, please explain (10+ / 0-)

    why these are among the links yourhttp:// blogroll says you like. (Placing  the cursor over links brings up the phrase "links that I like.")

    One of the links you like is Wake Up From Your Slumber (a/k/a The Truth will set you Free). Here is an indicative selection of its tenor:

    You also link to MUNICH - AND A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING, which, under the title This is the BEST article I ever read on Zionism! reads:

    "[T]here is no legal basis for any assumption that Israel has a right to exist, according to the U.N. In fact, Israel does not really exist. It is a figment of imagination, the defensive mechanism of the neurotic Jewish collective consciousness."

    "Every Jewish family in America that has any property in the Holy Land needs to be prosecuted as part of an organized criminal network."

    What do you like about these links?

    Al Gore should be president.

    by another American on Wed May 02, 2007 at 12:26:37 PM PDT

    •  Thanks, aA (3+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Bouwerie Boy, MBNYC, zemblan

      I was getting tired of asking her every time.  You know she never sticks around.

      "I hate Illinois Nazis" - Jake

      by dfb1968 on Wed May 02, 2007 at 12:46:06 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  Gee aA, you should warn folks to (3+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      another American, MBNYC, zemblan

      wear some protection before visiting those sites.

      "Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest." ~ Diderot

      by Bouwerie Boy on Wed May 02, 2007 at 12:56:55 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  Please note (4+ / 0-)

      that while this is yet another overseas poster with no interest in actual American Democratic politics except to the extent that he is interested in generic American foreign policy, he seems to have a generic interest in human rights.

      I’m interested in everything, but my chief interest is in the intersection between politics and individual liberty in the Middle East and Muslims world. Therefore, my blog tries to dispel the rough and ugly image that we suffer from the rest of the world, specially from the West. The vast majority of my blog posts touches on this in one way or another, and try to create a better understanding that we are not as bad as the Western media painted us for decades.

      But I assume that if he thought the Rs were more favorable to his agenda, he'd be on RedState, and meanwhile, despite the Arab human rights record, he's here and mainly bashing Israel. I'm still waiting for one of the Pro-Ps do do a post on the arrest, torture and murder of Palestinian gays by the PA.

      Meanwhile, as with Ben Heine, there's the link between our diarist and Shergald.

      8 Responses to "Arna’s Children: The Life and Death of Palestinian Children"

        shergald Says:

           April 13th, 2007 at 10:28 pm

           Great story Sabbah. Stolen lives.

      Further down in that same post is this comment:

      Jay Says:

      April 18th, 2007 at 5:40 am

      This comes from a people who say they are the "Master Race"
      [.]100777.com/node/603
      ].]www.texemarrs.com

      Who BOAST that they CONTROL America !!!
      [.]//100777.com/node/500

      Whose holiest book, the tal-MUD says that ONLY jEWS are human beings.... Gentiles, goyim, NON-jEWS are beasts and excrement...
      [.]//www.hoffman-info.com/talmudtruth.html ... [.]//www.abbc.net/talmud/index.htm

      Time to LEARN the TRUTH about the jEWS, folks !!!
      [.]//www.jewwatch.com

      AND ....WAKE UP !!!
      [.]//wake-up-america.net

      NB, this crap - edited here to remove the live links - was posted on Sabbah's site on April 18th. He hasn't seen fit to remove it.

      So once again, if you just lightly scrape the surface - or do a Google Search for 'Sabbah, Shergald' - you'll find our banned friend Trollgald and the most rank anti-Semitism imaginable. Your diary immediately after the Heine meltdown? I'm almost certain you were right.

  •  I am proud to say... (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    mattes, umkahlil

    that a Puerto Rican recently took part in the actions at Bil'in.

    'Be the change you want to see in the world.' Mahatma Gandhi

    by maracatu on Wed May 02, 2007 at 12:26:56 PM PDT

  •  Have faith this illegal occupation cant stand (4+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Feanor, mattes, npbeachfun, hypersphere01

    FOREVER!!!

    Have faith, the occupied lands will be free one day.
    If the Boers can fall, then the Palestinians can rise.

    Isnt it ironical that Israel, just like the Sudan Arab Janjaweed regime DOESNT WANT UN PEACE KEEPERS?

    Wasnt Israel the best friend the Boer Apatheid regime had outside of the US?

    Arent the same tactics of pigeon holing the occupied (Bantu stands) being copied by the Israelis?

    Its only a matter of time before the occupation falls

    I still remember children being pulled out of the rubble in Lebanon after American made planed piloted by the Israeli Air force dropped bombs that ended up killing 1000 Lebanese and 150 IDF forces.
    THAT MISSION WAS NOT ACCOMPLISHED AS HAMAS/HIZBOLLAH STILL EXISTS AND 2 CAPTURED SOLDIERS REMAIN IN CAPTIVITY.

    And who can forget the little boy with his dad crouching under a wall and Israeli snipper forces taking out the young boy?

    Atrocities!
    ONLY BREEDS hate and revenge.
    The cycle will NOT end untill the occupied lands are given back.

    No human being in this day and age will suck up subjugation quietly and meekly without protest and resistance.

    The Israelis have tried hitting back hard as a technique to break the will of the suffering palestinians.

    Wont work.
    Never has
    Never will

  •  If Palestinian resistance to the occupation (4+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    livosh1, Guinho, MBNYC, dfb1968

    were typically non-violent, with only rare and swiftly condemned acts of violence, then the response here and in Israel would be very different. Compare, example, the successes of the Civil Rights Movement in the south to the failures of the Black Panther Party.

    Unfortunately, nonviolence is at best a competing theme in the Palestinian repertoire. This does not excuse Israeli over-reactions. But it does help understand their causation.

    When you can assure me that Palestinian opposition to the Israeli occupation has, all else being equal, the same basic characteristics as Dr. King's opposition to Jim Crow in the south, I'll be glad to join you in a nonviolent march for a Palestinian state alongside Israel (along the lines of the Clinton Peace Parameters and the Geneva Initiative).

    Al Gore should be president.

    by another American on Wed May 02, 2007 at 12:34:30 PM PDT

  •  Gotta love... (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    MBNYC

    ...those "non-violent" Qassams.

  •  Here's my question (3+ / 2-)
    Recommended by:
    dvo, unfounded, MBNYC
    Hidden by:
    weasel, Diaries

    Even if Israel is as bad as some of you say.  Even if it's the Great Zionist Satan.  Even if the suicide bombers are actually freedom fighters.

    Why, then, is Israel the only country on Earth not allowed to fight back?  Russia crushes Chechen revolts, no diaries.  Sri Lanka crushes the Tamil Tigers, no diaries.  Spain tries to crush ETA, nothing.  The Unionists try to crush the IRA, nothing (granted, that one is a little out of date, but the sentiment is the same).  Only Israel is supposed to just take it.  Or, in this case, just blow up.  Sorry.  You want your "freedom fighters", or your "martyrs", as the ISM likes to call them, fine, but there's ramifications.

    "I hate Illinois Nazis" - Jake

    by dfb1968 on Wed May 02, 2007 at 12:55:53 PM PDT

    •  No, don't "just take it" (7+ / 0-)

      respond in a legal and moral manner, and end the occupation.

      And of course Russian terrorism against the Chechens should be condemned. If you write a reasonably good diary doing so, I'll make sure to rec it.

    •  You know, (9+ / 0-)

      You're the only one here calling Israel the "Great Zionist Satan".

      You're the only here who's suggesting that suicide bombers are "freedom fighters".

      Come to think of it, most of time, it's you et al. of 'like-mind' who frequently post such things...

      However, you don't ever seem to get troll-rated for it...

      The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world She didn't exist.

      by callmecassandra on Wed May 02, 2007 at 01:47:13 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  That's interesting (2+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        MBNYC, Shane Hensinger

        because 10 seconds on Sabbah's blog brought up this gem.

        This has been another edition of "Know Your Diarist".

        "I hate Illinois Nazis" - Jake

        by dfb1968 on Wed May 02, 2007 at 01:50:16 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  But we aren't talking about there. (8+ / 0-)

          We're talking about here. On dkos. Where you often make mention of, your words, the "Great Zionist Satan".

          The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world She didn't exist.

          by callmecassandra on Wed May 02, 2007 at 01:55:55 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

          •  So, what someone writes elsewhere (3+ / 1-)
            Recommended by:
            unfounded, MBNYC, Shane Hensinger
            Hidden by:
            Diaries

            is irrelevant?  Their true motives, as they can be determined from their entire body of work, doesn't matter?

            "I hate Illinois Nazis" - Jake

            by dfb1968 on Wed May 02, 2007 at 02:05:05 PM PDT

            [ Parent ]

            •  Again, (5+ / 0-)

              I asked YOU a question. I commented about YOUR remarks. What the hell does someone else's motives have to do with you and your frequent use of "Great Zionist Satan"?

              The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world She didn't exist.

              by callmecassandra on Wed May 02, 2007 at 02:22:25 PM PDT

              [ Parent ]

            •  TR abuse (2+ / 0-)
              Recommended by:
              unfounded, MBNYC

              So, what someone writes elsewhere
              is irrelevant?  Their true motives, as they can be determined from their entire body of work, doesn't matter?
              (2+ / 1-)

              Recommended by:
                 Shane Hensinger, MBNYC
              Trollrated by:
                 Diaries

              There is a disturbing tendency of some people to try and snuff out other's opinions here. I've seen it from this one in particular quite frequently and I dare someone to tell me why that comment is a violation of TOU.

              Uprated to counter troll-rate abuse. Disgusting.

              •  As long as he continues to post this garbage... (5+ / 3-)

                Even if Israel is as bad as some of you say.  Even if it's the Great Zionist Satan.  Even if the suicide bombers are actually freedom fighters.

                ...without identifying them within the diary, or within the diarist's posts, I'm going to troll rate this.

                Over and over again.

                We aren't mind readers here. If "Great Zionist Satan", or the other hateful things dfb1968 ascertains are a diarist's beliefs, appear in dfb1968's posts, but don't appear in the diaries he slanders, I'm going to troll rate it.

                If you approve of his "Great Zionist Satan" speech, feel free to uprate it.

                ...they're the ones who'll spit at you / when you think you've got the world all sussed out...

                by Diaries on Wed May 02, 2007 at 05:23:51 PM PDT

                [ Parent ]

                •  Why do you care? (1+ / 1-)
                  Recommended by:
                  MBNYC
                  Hidden by:
                  Diaries

                  Don't act like like you're doing everyone some big favor, because you're not.

                  It's up to the diarist. Don't pretend that you brought it up out of concern

                  Sound familiar? It's what you told me two days ago when I urged someone to back-up what they were saying. Guess  what's good for the goose is most DEFINITELY NOT good for the gander - at least in this case right?

                  Why not TR the post with those statements instead of his response? That would seem a more reasonable course of action.

                  Of course - they're your TRs, you can use them anyway you want.

                  •  I care... (6+ / 1-)

                    because I get to care about whatever I want to care about. That's the fun part of each of us having separate user accounts. If you want to uprate "Great Zionist Satan" posts, you can. And if I want to TR them, I will.

                    And for the record, you don't even seem to know who you're talking to.

                    http://www.dailykos.com/...

                    Heathlander told you that. Not me. And furthermore, you weren't urging someone to "back up what they were saying", you were whining about the diarist not posting in his diary.

                    http://www.dailykos.com/...

                    And...(it goes on)...

                    At least it gives the "All Israel All the Time" group a chance to get together and bash the Zionist entity some more, without that what do they have?

                    You posted the same kind of strawman attack (Zionist entity? Your words - never the diarist's) I TR'd dfb1968 for. If you'd like to keep posting these silly insinuations to speech that appear nowhere in the diary, I'd be more than happy to TR you too. Just let me know.

                    It's not surprising you uprated a post alluding to a "Great Zionist Satan" though. The stuff you wrote above wasn't too far off from that. So please save the faux outrage, and "concern", since your goose...gander phrase couldn't be more appropriate to your hypocrisy in this situation.

                    But I'd appreciate it if you'd bother to look up who you're quoting before you actually attempt to use the quote against someone you're arguing with.

                    ...they're the ones who'll spit at you / when you think you've got the world all sussed out...

                    by Diaries on Wed May 02, 2007 at 05:46:29 PM PDT

                    [ Parent ]

                    •  Here you go again! (2+ / 1-)
                      Recommended by:
                      MBNYC, Red Sox
                      Hidden by:
                      Diaries

                      Save the feigned outrage for someone who cares - because I don't.

                      And your fallacies aren't impressive either.

                      •  I get weary of of this. (2+ / 0-)
                        Recommended by:
                        unfounded, Shane Hensinger

                        I've raised a quarter of a mil for the Dems in the last two years, the head of my state party is a personal friend, and here on Daily Kos, some thugs threaten and trollrate me because I'm an adherent of the Democratic Party position on a foreign policy issue.

                        And I'm leaving this comment in the diary of another Shergald-linked blogger, one who's in effing Bahrain, one of the last places on earth where there's still slavery in fact if not name. This because we really need people from the Arab world, well known for its stellar general human rights record, lecturing anyone on human rights on a site about Democratic American politics. Get back to me when people in the Gulf can vote, pal.

                        And we really need a POV notable for the utter contempt for DKos rules of some of its adherents, past and present, enforcing speech codes on other Kossacks. Because, I guess, the I/P debates on DKos aren't utter cesspools that most people on this site turn away from in disgust.

                        Yup, everything's fine in I/P land. Nothing to see here, move along, please.

                        •  And here comes Diaries (1+ / 0-)
                          Recommended by:
                          MBNYC

                          proving my point - TRing any criticism of himself and his TR abuse. Absolutely amazing the gall on this guy. He's relentless.

                          •  And there's npbeachfun (1+ / 0-)
                            Recommended by:
                            Shane Hensinger

                            who yesterday said this:

                            Good-Luck with that- (2+ / 0-)

                            Recommended by:  Diaries, umkahlil

                            After I reported a Crime, Admit told me....

                            "We will not intervene in I/P fights unless those fights are taken to other threads."

                            To my friend Red Socks- you cant have it Both ways. Sorry.

                            "people ignorant of one another's existence, held apart by walls of hatred and lies, and yet almost exactly the same" George Orwell~1984

                            by npbeachfun on Wed May 02, 2007 at 09:51:29 AM EDT

                            So we have ratings abuse carried out against Kossacks who support the official position of the Democratic Party, by people who are very open about not giving a flying fuck about site rules.

                            Nations have no permanent friends or allies, they only have permanent interests. -Lord Palmerston

                            by MBNYC on Thu May 03, 2007 at 07:58:07 AM PDT

                            [ Parent ]

                          •  Wake (2+ / 0-)
                            Recommended by:
                            MBNYC, jhritz

                            up and smell the TR - that's his motto evidently as it looks as if he went to bed last night, woke up and TR'd three of my comments after responding to each of them last night without a TR!

                            It's frustrating but what can one do other than keep speaking the truth and supporting the official position of the Democratic party.

                          •  What one can do (3+ / 0-)

                            is write the admins. Send them the link to Diaries' pronouncement of what s/he's going to censor, here:
                            http://www.dailykos.com/...

                            ...the link to npbeachfun's declaration that s/he's going to do as s/he pleases, because the admins aren't getting involved, here:
                            http://www.dailykos.com/...

                            ...and the links to the trollrated comments.

                            What's happening here is that you have a group of users deciding what others can and cannot say, and that's a clear example of ratings abuse. Doesn't imply agreement with one opinion or the other; this is all about adherence to the site rules, and about censorship. Thing is, nobody appointed either Diaries or npbeachfun  the wardens of discourse.

                            Nations have no permanent friends or allies, they only have permanent interests. -Lord Palmerston

                            by MBNYC on Thu May 03, 2007 at 08:24:46 AM PDT

                            [ Parent ]

                          •  Hey (0+ / 0-)

                            MBNYC can you send me an e-mail please? Have a question for you.

                          •  Done. (0+ / 0-)

                            Nations have no permanent friends or allies, they only have permanent interests. -Lord Palmerston

                            by MBNYC on Thu May 03, 2007 at 08:27:55 AM PDT

                            [ Parent ]

              •  look who's talking....... n/t (0+ / 0-)

                "As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities." Voltaire

                by Euroliberal on Thu May 03, 2007 at 05:00:45 AM PDT

                [ Parent ]

          •  Who cares where it is said (3+ / 0-)
            Recommended by:
            MBNYC, Shane Hensinger, dfb1968

            this diarist beleives it

            If it wasnt for dfb1968 and a few others then people wouldnt understand what Sabbah true agenda is.

            Sabbah may have never mentioned those terms on dkos but there are serveral links to websites such as "wake up from your slumbewr" who use these "slogans" to continue their anti-jewish teachings.

            If you have a problem with people pointing out anti-jewish behavior then dont read the comments

        •  Where does it say (3+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          npbeachfun, MBNYC, callmecassandra

          Zionist Satan? The link does not show that.

          "Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest." ~ Diderot

          by Bouwerie Boy on Wed May 02, 2007 at 02:36:05 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

      •  It depends on what the meaning of "here" is (4+ / 0-)

        Of course, in this diary it's first usage was by dfb1968.  However, in the past year, the phrase has been used 30 times on Daily Kos -- about half of the time by Red Sox, followed by MBNYC and dfb1968.  The few occasions that it was used by someone else (Ptah the Great, Eiron, callmecassandra or Diaries), they were quoting Red Sox, MBNYC or dfb1968.

        Evenhanded Democrats, because "the role of honest broker must once again be played by Washington"

        by Rusty Pipes on Wed May 02, 2007 at 05:38:00 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  I use it expressly to (4+ / 2-)

          mock the anti-Israel caucus. Nobody in their right mind would use that in earnest here; although, frankly, given what the Israel Sucks brigade tolerates, there's really no reason not to.

          After all, we've had talk of Hasbara trolls, Zionist cliques, Jewish conspiracies, Mossad infiltration, and what not else. It's not a big leap from there to the Great Zionist Satan; more a short shuffle, really.

          •  It seems more and more as if you use the phrase.. (6+ / 2-)

            because you like it. You folks are the only ones using it. The only times it appears under different user accounts is when people are quoting you on your incessant usage of it.

            But, eh. If it makes you feel better writing hateful things, and pretending they're in diaries where they never appear, go for it.

            ...they're the ones who'll spit at you / when you think you've got the world all sussed out...

            by Diaries on Wed May 02, 2007 at 05:53:13 PM PDT

            [ Parent ]

            •  That's what (0+ / 0-)

              the Great Zionist Satan wants you to think. Or the Zionist clique, in the interest of precision.

              Meanwhile, back in the real world, I'm going to say whatever the hell I please, in whichever way seems most pleasing to me, and until you are thusly empowered by the admins, I am not going to ask your permission or anyone else's to do exactly that.

              As to your threats of trollrating abuse against people who do not clear their statements with you prior to making them, please consult the FAQ. This is the third time today I've had to advise a member of your caucus about that, and frankly, given the track record of the Israel Sucks caucus in following the rules of this site, may I suggest to you that I'm getting just a wee bit tired of it. There's a real pattern here. And if you have the poor taste to throw a donut at this, I'll start writing emails.

          •  Oh yeah (2+ / 0-)
            Recommended by:
            unfounded, Eric S

            ...and note further ratings abuse by npbeachfun and Diaries both, continuing in a pattern of thuggishly violating site rules.

            Nations have no permanent friends or allies, they only have permanent interests. -Lord Palmerston

            by MBNYC on Thu May 03, 2007 at 10:43:32 AM PDT

            [ Parent ]

        •  And to quote KM... (3+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          Rusty Pipes, npbeachfun, Diaries

          "HaHa!!"

          The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world She didn't exist.

          by callmecassandra on Wed May 02, 2007 at 06:26:10 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

        •  Actually, you friggin' moron (1+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          unfounded

          A 5 second search would have revealed that I have never used the phrase prior to this diary.  However, if you want to disavow any agreement with people who refer to the "Zionist Occupied America", or to diaries like "I am a holocaust denier, and I'm proud of it", then I'll be happy to never use the phrase again.  Otherwise, I think it's fair game, albeit, to be technically correct, I should not use capital letters.

          "I hate Illinois Nazis" - Jake

          by dfb1968 on Thu May 03, 2007 at 07:40:26 AM PDT

          [ Parent ]

    •  You know what? (7+ / 1-)

      Every time you pull this "Great Zionist Satan" rubbish, and insinuate it's coming from somewhere other than your own projections, I'm going to TR it. I'm tired of reading it, and I'm tired of the tired anti-Semitic straw-man propped up in each diary. Start pointing out people saying this stuff in the diary, or I'll keep assuming these are your own repressed thoughts you're giddily framing as those of people you oppose.

      ...they're the ones who'll spit at you / when you think you've got the world all sussed out...

      by Diaries on Wed May 02, 2007 at 03:02:35 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Did y'all notice (5+ / 0-)

    that Sabbah took wakeupfromyourslumber off her blogroll.  Of course, between her own blog, and umkahlil's blog, there are still plenty of references to "Zionist Occupied America", holocaust denial, and to the hope that one day, Israel will just no longer exist.

    Ahh, but it's Okay, because I'm sure she believes in a 2-state solution with two peoples living side-by-side in peace, as most Progressive Democrats on a Progressive Democratic blog do.

    "I hate Illinois Nazis" - Jake

    by dfb1968 on Wed May 02, 2007 at 01:06:32 PM PDT

  •  Thanks for the diary, Sabbah! (9+ / 0-)

    Often, in the States, non-violent demonstrators chant, "the whole world is watching."  Perhaps this awareness has some impact on law enforcement officers as they make arrests.  Certainly the footage of African Americans in their Sunday best being fire-hosed and police dogs being set upon children influenced the opinions of the rest of the American public about the Civil Rights movement.  GOI has a great deal of motivation to make sure that the whole world, especially the American public, gets little exposure to watching the footage of Palestinian non-violent resistance.

    Evenhanded Democrats, because "the role of honest broker must once again be played by Washington"

    by Rusty Pipes on Wed May 02, 2007 at 01:06:53 PM PDT

    •  Oh please (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      zemblan

      As per his blog, the diarist is in Bahrain, presumably working hard on electing Democrats.

      Perhaps he'll favor us with a diary about, oh, sex slavery and domestic slavery in the Gulf. Or womens' rights, or gay rights, universal suffrage, parliamentary democracy, you know, all those Progressive things obtaining in the Zionist Entity that Arab states have such a hard time with.

      Think that's gonna happen, Rusty?

  •  Yeah thanks!! - NOT (4+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    livosh1, dvo, unfounded, MBNYC

    Yet another cross-posted hit-and-run diary from Sabbah. And people keep tipping him despite the fact these are neither original nor creative.

    Guess it doesn't take much for the usual suspects to get all excited, just a couple of lame propaganda pics and the usual anti-Israel propaganda.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site