It is, dear reader, important that when discussing the Middle East and the Israel/Palestine Conflict, that you always use the right language. For example, as you may be aware, Israelis are never terrorists Palestinians by contrast are, as Melanie Phillips explained, a terrorist population.
In the interests of fairness and according to the rules of POLITICAL CORRECTNESS the following guidelines have been drawn up. Please make sure you use them.
Rule # 1: In the Middle East, it is always the Arabs that attack first, and it's always Israel who defends itself. This is called "Retaliation" .
Rule # 2: The Arabs, whether Palestinians or Lebanese, are not allowed to kill Israelis. This is called "Terrorism"
Rule # 3: Israel has the right to kill Arab civilians; this is called Self-Defense" , or these days "Collateral Damage".
Rule # 4: When Israel kills too many civilians. The Western world calls for restraint. This is called the "Reaction of the International Community".
Rule # 5: Palestinians and Lebanese do not have the right to capture Israeli military, not even a limited number, not even 1 or 2. This is called "Kidnapping" .
Rule # 6: Israel has the right to capture as many Palestinians as they want (Palestinians: around 10000 to date, 300 of which are children, Lebanese:1000s to date, being held without trial). There is no limit; there is no need for proof of guilt or trial. This is called "War on Terrorism".
Rule # 7: When you say "Hezbollah", always be sure to add "supported by Syria and Iran". this is called: "Axis of Evil"
Rule # 8: When you say "Israel", never say "supported by the USA, the UK and other European countries", for people (God forbid) might believe this is not an equal conflict. This is called "Helping our Friends".
Rule # 9: When it comes to Israel, don't mention the words "occupied territories" , "UN resolutions" , "Geneva conventions" . This could distress the audience and is called "Anti-Semitism" .
Rule # 10: Israelis speak better English than Arabs. This is why we let them speak out as much as possible, so that they can explain rules 1 through 9. This is called "Neutral Journalism".
Rule # 11: If you don't agree with these rules or if you favor the Arab side over the Israeli side, you must be a very dangerous anti-Semite. Please learn the proper terminology and use it appropriately to maintain your job; this is called "Equal Opportunity Employment"
Rachel Corrie lies on the ground fatally injured by the Israeli military bulldozer driver. Rachel’s fellow activists have dug her a little out of the sand and are trying to keep her neck straight due to spinal injury. Picture taken at 4:47PM on 16 March 2003, Rafah, Occupied Gaza. Photo by Joseph Smith. (ISM Handout)
Rachel Aliene Corrie (April 10, 1979 – March 16, 2003)
was an American member of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) who traveled to the Gaza Strip during the Second Intifada. She was killed when an Israeli soldier drove his bulldozer over her as she protested against the destruction of Palestinian homes by the Israeli Occupation Forces in the Gaza Strip.
Israeli Occupation Forces murdered Rachel Corrie, but they couldn’t kill her spirit.
Sekarang, fikirkanlah di mana kita? Apa yang dah kita lakukan untuk rakyat-rakyat Palestin yang sangat memerlukan? (macam sessi muhasabah diri pulak..tapi memang lah, tujuan cempaka menceritakan perihal mendiang Rachel Corrie ni adalah untuk kita sedar, kita buka mata dan menilai diri kita, termasuk lah diri cempaka sendiri)
Ok, berbalik pada perkembangan MV Rachel Corrie..And ada jugak perkembangan Flotilla sikit..Silalah rajin-rajinkan diri anda untuk baca.....Jangan risau, inshallah link-link di bawah ni datangnya dari media yang boleh digunapakai (maksudnya tak dimanipulasi mana-mana pihak)
Make no mistake, the MV Rachel Corrie was illegally commandeered by the Israeli military. Act itself was violent even if no one was hurt..
Sila berhati-hati ya dengan sumber maklumat anda..Perang media sedang berlansung (sila rujuk perkongsian daripada saudara Ashwad, wartawan Astro Awani..link dah ada kat atas-atas tu)
Ini saja buat masa ni..saja nak rehat-rehat sekejap sebelum sambung study..