Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Time for U.S. to insist on real change in Israeli-Palestinian relations, By Brian Baird and Keith Ellison

WE recently returned from a trip to Gaza. What we saw and heard there was profoundly troubling — hospitals and schools destroyed, the industrial and employment base ruined, relief centers burned and innocent civilians strip-searched and forced to flee their homes to United Nations tents and shelters.

Some will deny these events. However, from what we have seen, the destruction in Gaza cannot be denied and the official explanations lack credibility in the face of the evidence on the ground. Our observations have been validated by several other members of Congress who subsequently traveled to Gaza.


  1. Khalas, I wont post anymore today! Too much news, bad news, in the news today! I am encouraged that these politicians are speaking out While they are in office instead of waiting until it is to late like Mr. Carter.

  2. Anand, dufus, this is about the fifth time Gaza has been destroyed with investment money from the international community inside it. Just thought you might like to know, if it has not stopped Israel before, what makes you think it will stop it this time? get a life

  3. But V, Anand enjoys those things its good to keep money in the economy going around in circles rebuilding all the things that the Israelis love to break.
    Thats the sick thoughts that Anand will share.

  4. This is encouraging news. Ellison is the first Muslim elected Congress, he may have "influences" outside the tight Zionist sphere. Or he could just be a decent human being who recognizes atrocity when he sees it.
    Of course, Baird did too, and the other representatives they mention. I have said it once and I'll say it again: the assault on Gaza was for Israel what Katrina was for Bush -- a major turning point in terms of popular opinion. Even hardened Bush supporters were horrified by what they saw in New Orleans during Katrina and turned against Bush for it. The same is true of Israel in this instance, I think -- evidence of such evil intent it can't be explained away or justified, and can't be ignored. Maybe it's wishful thinking on my part but I really think it was the turning point.

  5. Actually it was a culmination of many facts coming to light, this being overt proof (Gaza attack).  However, I share your caution, and this is no time to stop the flow of these atrocious daily facts.