Mudcat Café message #1625309 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #86967   Message #1625309
Posted By: InOBU
11-Dec-05 - 08:32 PM
Thread Name: BS: Emergency, Quakers on Mudcat
Subject: RE: BS: Emergency, Quakers on Mudcat
We have not heard anything yet.
Robomatic, I read the article you provide from an Israeli Journalist. I offer this in reply, from an Boston Globe editorial by Rachael's mum, I hope folks read the whole artical, but this I think says quiet a lot more, than saying that because people in her movement met with violent folks, that proves they were not pasifists.

"Rachel was an unarmed peace activist trying to prevent the demolition of the home of a Palestinian pharmacist, his wife, and three children. She believed that nonviolent direct action against the Israeli occupation would make Palestinians, and also Israelis and Americans, more secure. Rachel stood there to protect a home and family in Gaza because the United States and Israel rejected a UN proposal to send international human rights monitors there. International activists went instead. Rachel stood there protesting illegal home demolitions that the United States opposes on the record yet fails to stop -- destruction that we support with billions in annual military aid to Israel for bulldozers, Apache helicopters, F-16s, and more.

Rachel wrote to me from Rafah: "This has to stop. I think it is a good idea for us all to drop everything and devote our lives to making this stop. I don't think it's an extremist thing to do anymore. I still really want to dance around to Pat Benatar and have boyfriends and make comics for my coworkers. But I also want this to stop." "

I understand that one's support of Isreal sometimes blinds one to the wrongs they do. I acknowlege wrongs on both sides. I believe in fair treatment for both, and nonviolence. I find it sad that folks justify to any extent the killing of this young promising woman.

Thine in the light