ISIS militants destroyed the mosque of Prophet Jonah. If Israel does something similar in Palestine, there is outcry but the reactions are always muted when Saudis bastardize Mecca and Medina or when Jihadis blow up mosques of our own Prophets.

If Americans ever wonder why the world hates their country, they should take a look at what is going on in Gaza and then take a look at how their country voted today at the UN Human Rights Council when the rest of the world wanted to investigate Israel for war crimes in Gaza.

Gaza divise la France

La question palestinienne est une question fondamentale de la conscience collective arabo-musulmane depuis les années 1970. Ce qu’on appelle la “minorité visible”, l’immigration maghrébine, greffe sur la question palestinienne ses propres questions sociales et politiques. La communauté musulmane ici en France instrumentalise le conflit israélo-palestinien et transmet ainsi un message politique au reste du pays. 

De nombreux Français ne connaissent rien aux conditions de vie de leurs concitoyens musulmans. Il y a une ségrégation sociale qui se développe d’une façon très choquante. II y a deux France : celle des policiers et des bobos d’un côté, celle des cités de l’autre. Et quand ces deux France se rencontrent, c’est l’incompréhension et la bagarre.

(Source : courrierinternational.com)

Oh rascal children of Gaza. You who constantly disturbed me with your screams under my window. You who filled every morning with rush and chaos. You who broke my vase and stole the lonely flower on my balcony. Come back, and scream as you want and break all the vases. Steal all the flowers. Come back, just come back.

– Khaled Juma, a Palestinian poet from Gaza

US plays decisive role in Israel’s attack on Gaza

In short, Sisi and Netanyahu share a keen interest to weaken and humiliate Hamas. And yet, the US encouraged them to negotiate a ceasefire over Hamas’ head. Since then, Washington has rebuffed an alternative proposal from Qatar and Turkey, who are more sympathetic to Hamas.

It was a foregone conclusion that Hamas would reject the Egyptian offer. It failed to address key concerns, not least that the suffocating siege be ended and that Israel honour earlier agreements, particularly on prisoners.

The ceasefire proposal was nothing more than a trap – one whose purpose was to elicit a Hamas rejection and thereby provide Israel with a pretext to launch its ground invasion.

Netanyahu, backed by the US, is using the current attack to terrorise Gaza’s civilian population, deplete Hamas’ rocket stockpile, and then force it to accept terms of surrender.

Despite its public pronouncements, Washington was also secretly conspiring with Israel on a huge expansion of settlement projects. These were announced – to loud condemnation by Kerry – each time a batch of Palestinian prisoners was released, a condition Abbas had set for his participation.

But US opposition was feigned, writes Drucker. In reality, Washington was “informed of the [settlement] tenders in advance”.

It is no surprise that Netanyahu has been acting in bad faith, and that his military campaigns in the West Bank and Gaza are designed to disrupt the recent reconciliation between Hamas and Abbas’ Fatah.

As Israeli analyst Noam Sheizaf points out, Netanyahu is opposed to a peace deal of any kind. For him, “Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas are pretty much the same. Any gain by either one of them is a loss to Israel.”

But of far greater concern should be the Obama administration’s decision to back Israel to the hilt and the US media’s silence on the matter. There can be no hope of a peaceful solution ever gaining traction – or these bouts of blood-letting in Gaza coming to end – unless Washington is finally unmasked as Israel’s abettor-in-chief.

 

(Source : jonathan-cook.net)

Anonyme: the US voted "no" couse they are the only state that share intl' you litle prik. they are not stupied in the white house

come again ?

and once again the US votes against the world consensus and protects Israel at the UN by voting down the Human Rights Council’s attempt to open up an investigation against Israel for war crimes in Gaza. This is not a ‘conflict’ between Israel and Palestine. This is United States vs the rest of the planet.

Contrary to what some might say, there’s nothing such as Beautiful Israel — an Israel that only turned ugly after the 6 Day War. Israel is a colonial-settler state and there never was any other reality to it than this.