[ Ed. note – Some 1,500 Palestinian prisoners are presently on the sixth day of a hunger strike to protest conditions in Israeli prisons. A group of Israelis has responded by holding a a barbecue outside Ofer Prison, an act which one Jewish website refers to as a “taunt” to the “terrorists” locked up inside, while Fatah, the Palestinian group which organized the hunger strike, has called for a “day of rage” to take place on April 28.
Came across this on Twitter and couldn’t resist posting it. Quite a performance by an Israeli settler in the West Bank. A “flower” indeed.
Also, the West Bank city of Hebron has basically been under lockdown for the entire week as the city’s Jewish population celebrates Passover. Here are a couple of articles.
[ Ed. note – Another EU official has dared open his mouth and criticize Israel. I wonder how much longer he will have a job. They generally don’t seem to last too long. ]
The European Union (EU) has lashed out at Israel for pursuing the policy of demolishing and confiscating Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank, calling on the Tel Aviv regime to end its practice.
[ Ed. note – Back in late February/early March I posted a couple of articles on the Mamilla Cemetery in Jerusalem. The cemetery dates back some 1,400 years, and many Palestinians who are alive today have ancestors that are buried there. But the cemetery has been slated to become the site of a “Museum of Tolerance” that is being built by the Simon Wiesenthal Center with the support and approval of the Israeli government.
What to make of the emergence of yet another group of Jewish activists protesting the policies of Israel while openly and pointedly identifying themselves as Jews?
The conference is taking place today in Washington. It’s aim is It is to draw attention to “massive, automatic and unconditional U.S. support for Israel,” and it is being held two days before the start of the annual AIPAC conference. You can go here to visit the conference website and to see a list of scheduled speakers.