Monday 25 July 2011

Palestinian solidarity with the people of Norway

My sympathy at the terrible loss of life in Norway extends especially to their left-wing politicians who thankfully dominate the country's political narrative. I have just heard one of their senior government members on the BBC news claim that, with the 'possible exception of the Beslan massacre', the Norway attack was 'unprecedented because it was the only terrorist attack in history in which children were specifically targeted'.

I am especially grateful that, according to most Norwegians, when Palestinians massacre Israeli children in their dozens in schools (as they did in Maalot in 1974) in their hundreds on buses (as they did during the second intifada and numerous previous occasions) at a disco, and even when they decapitate Israeli toddlers and babies as they did this year in Itamar, none of that counts as terrorism. Thankfully the Norwegians are usually the first to explain that the attackers had justified grievances.

And let's also makes it absolutely clear that the victims at Utoya Island were schoolchildren at a summer holiday camp. Just be because they were also, in fact, mostly young adults who were all part of the Young Socialist League at a political indoctrination event makes no difference. None of these people deserved to be harmed in any way, especially when you look at the photo above (courtesy of the Blaze, where you can read the full story) to see the kind of natural anti-Israel anti-capitalist activity they were involved with the very day before the attack.

In a Europe where countries fight with themselves to be seen as the leaders in anti-Israel activism I am delighted to state that Norway reigns supreme by a long distance. And, while it it is safe haven for our Islamic friends, it also leads the way in classic anti-Semitism. So long live Norway!

My thoughts go out to the Norwegian victims and their families and friends. But the Norwegian politicians are especially in the hearts and minds of the Palestinians (even more so when you see solidarity like this).

For more on this see here.

Sunday 24 July 2011

Rules and Guidelines for Countering the Zionist Media Narrative

Based  on my six years of working at the BBC I am pleased to be able to share with you extracts from the rule book issued to all members of the Western media corps (the BBC played a major role in developing these important rules and guidelines that help prevent some of the worst Zionist lies dominating the media narrative).

Read the rules and guidelines in full

Expansionist Israel

We in the Free Palestine movement have been keen to push the following maps that show how Israel has been constantly stealing Arab lands.

But these maps are a complete lie. They totally misrepresent the scale of Israel's expansionism. The true maps, which I strongly recommend are reproduced for all future rallies to confront the Zionists, are the following:

Also, it is very important to understand the massive scale of Israel in relation to its tiny Arab and Muslim neighbours:

Why the Palestinians need our aid

We all know about the siege of Gaza and the millions of Palestinians starving to death. But what is less well-known is just how small a slice of of the international aid funding goes to the Palestinians. OK, so it may be true that the Palestinians are the only people in the world who have the their own dedicated United Nations agency (UNRWA) that has been going for over 60 years and has a multi-billion dollar budget. But why, for example should the Palestinians receive only 9 times more per capita in international aid than the next best supported country in the world? It is an outrage. How on earth are the PA and Hamas expecting to pay the 25% of the population who make up their security forces?