Israel haters foaming at the mouth over Goldstone op-ed

November 6, 2011
(EOZ) Remember the Richard Goldstone op-ed in the New York Times last week that flatly stated that Israel is not an apartheid state?
The anti-Israel stunt known as the “Russell Tribunal on Palestine” is meeting in South Africa this week, and its members are furious:

Raji Sourani

PROMINENT Gaza human rights lawyer Raji Sourani has called South African judge Richard Goldstone a liar, following recent comments he made in the New York Times regarding apartheid in Israel.
Speaking at a Palestine Solidarity Campaign event in the city yesterday, ahead of the weekend Russell Tribunal, the founder of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights in Gaza lashed out at Goldstone for saying apartheid did not exist in Israel.

Leila Khaled

Last month, Goldstone criticised the Russell Tribunal in an opinion piece in the New York Times, entitled “Israel and the apartheid slander”. He wrote that there was no apartheid in Israel, and called the suggestion a “particularly pernicious and enduring canard”.
“It is an unfair and inaccurate slander against Israel, calculated to retard rather than advance peace negotiations,” he said.
But Sourani hit back yesterday, saying that Goldstone “is lying”.
“When he says there is no injustice in Israel, he is lying.”
The Palestine Solidarity Campaign also hit out at Goldstone in a statement read out by the organisation’s Martin Jansen. “The very recent but weak attack by Richard Goldstone on the tribunal not only exposes him as an ardent Zionist, but his shameful U-turn on the Goldstone report demonstrates his bias as a ‘juror’.”

The article also notes the comments from another member of the lynch mob:

Speaking at yesterday’s event, Palestinian refugee Leila Khaled drew parallels between South Africa’s apartheid regime and her own experiences in Palestine.

Leila Khaled is a convicted terrorist who was behind two airplane hijackings. Characterizing her as a “refugee” and giving her a place of honor at this so-called “tribunal” tells you all you need to know about it.


Israel has forgotten the scripture: Tutu

November 5, 2011

It’s a kangaroo court. It’s run by the usual suspects. And the whole affair would be unremarkable to the point of being boring if it wasn’t for that one tiny, yet depressing, little detail — its location, Cape Town. The Russell Tribunal on Palestine dishonours victims of apartheid (mg.co.za)

(timeslive.co.za) The suffering inflicted by Israel on the Palestinian people shows that it has forgotten the Jewish scriptures, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu said on Saturday. “They have forgotten their own history. They have forgotten what their own prophets have said about our God,” Tutu said in his opening address to the International Russell Tribunal on Palestine.
“We worship a God that is naturally biased in favour of the suffering, the underdog, those who are suffering underfoot… God is always on the side of the oppressed. In the Holy Land, the Palestinian people are the ones suffering.”
Tutu said it pained him that a people who went through great suffering could in turn cause others to suffer.
“There is a great deal of preventable suffering being caused by people who themselves suffered so deeply… who have gone through a crucible of suffering.
“Those of us who are Christian have been influenced very greatly by what one might call the Jewish scriptures. The biased God of the past is the biased God of the present… and if God is to be God, watch out,” he added.
“This is the anguish that I bear.”
The tribunal is an international forum aimed at promoting peace and justice in the Middle East and is meeting until Monday at the District Six Museum.
It met in London and Barcelona last year and a fourth and final meeting will take place in New York later this year. The current session is widely expected to see speakers draw links between the policies of Israel and those of apartheid South Africa.
Panel members include Holocaust survivor Stephane Hessel, author and poet, Alice Walker, Irish Nobel peace laureate Mairead Maguire and former South African Cabinet minister Ronnie Kasrils.
Several Jewish bodies, including the SA Jewish Board of Deputees, have dismissed the tribunal as a kangaroo court.

Obviously Tutu has never read Judges:
God told Moses:

But of the cities of these peoples which the Lord your God gives you as an inheritance, you shall let nothing that breathes remain alive, but you shall utterly destroy them — the Hittite, Amorite, Canaanite, Perizzite, Hivite, and Jebusite — just as the Lord your God has commanded you, lest they teach you to do according to all their abominations which they have done for their gods, and you sin against the Lord your God. So Joshua [Moses’ successor] conquered all the land: the mountain country and the South and the lowland and the wilderness slopes, and all their kings; he left none remaining, but utterly destroyed all that breathed, as the Lord, God of Israel had commanded.

Granted the context of the bible is within the context of the presence of G-d, but for Tutu to act as if the Jews had forgotten it’s Torah because they don’t get along with people who want to kill them proves how much bias and bigotry Tutu has. This invidious comparison is Desmond Tutu’s, not mine, so don’t act like as if I thought the old testament should have any relevance to the context of today in dealing with the Palestinians. Obviously we really do not know the answers. Certainly the Canaanites of the day did not have a systematic hate creed like what is written about Jews in Mohammad’s recorded words.  There are so many denied correlatives that one can’t even scratch the surface in trying to articulate the fraudulent claims that are used by Tutu. This might be conjecture to some, but obviously G-d wanted us to use our own judgment, but this is proof that Tutu is simplifying on the side of blaming Jews.


Africa Starves While it’s leaders Worry About Gaza

August 12, 2011

The worst drought in the region since the 1950s, At least 11 million people are touched by the disaster. In the Turkana district of northern Kenya, 385,000 children (among a total population of about 850,000) are suffering from acute malnutrition

Last week, the Archbishop Tutu sponsored a call for an arms embargo against Israel. Next November, Tutu will open in Cape Town the third session of the anti-Israeli Russell Tribunal, a standing organization that held two tribunals against Israel last year in Barcelona and London. During this event, Tutu will seek to determine whether Israel’s policies fit the international legal definition of the crime of “Apartheid.”

In Africa 30,000 young children have died since the start of the crisis. The world raised more than £600 million in aid. There is less than £350,000 in the African Union’s “special famine fund”. This is despite the Union’s 54 countries having a combined GDP of more than £1.2 trillion.

Kalonzo Musyoka, Kenya’s vice-president, Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria’s former president, and Thabo Mbeki, South Africa’s ex-leader, were delegates attending workshops at the £650-a-ticket conference. A golf tournament was planned for the final day. Famine and drought was not on the agenda. Guess what was on the agenda?

A CONVOY TOGAZA?