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Turbulence in the Middle East has hit urban centers in the U.S
by D. Boyer
Thursday Nov 15th, 2012 10:54 PM
Palestinian vs Israeli protest in San Francisco.
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Turbulence in the Middle East namely the ongoing battle between Palestine and Israel has hit the cities in the U.S. namely San Francisco. The protest in San Francisco on November 15 2012 at the Israeli consulate on Montgomery Street was loud and got very aggressive toward's the end when the Palestinian protesters became eager to confront the pro-Israeli protesters who showed up across the street. The Palestinian protesters were very loud and repetitive in their message while the pro-Israeli protesters seemed to belittle and mock the pro-Palestinian protesters.
I was "live on scene at Israeli vs Palestine protest in downtown SF, and couldn't figure out what side of the police line I was on. It got messy for a second. Tonight while covering that protest it was like a roller coaster. People screaming and hollering, signs everywhere, police with batons, cars speeding-by, workers trying to leave, and the pushing and shoving that often occurs by protesters, and all-the-while trying to make sure I remain objective.
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by D. Boyer Thursday Nov 15th, 2012 10:54 PM

§Palestinian Protest
by D. Boyer Thursday Nov 15th, 2012 10:54 PM

§Palestinian Protest
by D. Boyer Thursday Nov 15th, 2012 10:54 PM

§Palestinian Protest
by D. Boyer Thursday Nov 15th, 2012 10:54 PM

§Palestinian Protest
by D. Boyer Thursday Nov 15th, 2012 10:54 PM

§Palestinian Protest
by D. Boyer Thursday Nov 15th, 2012 10:54 PM

§Palestinian Protest
by D. Boyer Thursday Nov 15th, 2012 10:54 PM

§Palestinian Protest
by D. Boyer Thursday Nov 15th, 2012 10:54 PM

§Palestinian Protest
by D. Boyer Thursday Nov 15th, 2012 10:54 PM

§Palestinian Protest
by D. Boyer Thursday Nov 15th, 2012 10:54 PM


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by Isaac G
Friday Nov 16th, 2012 4:15 AM
Where were you and your loud voices during the last three weeks when Hamas launched hundreds of rockets into our towns and cities, wounding dozens? The deliberate targeting of civilians is a war crime, and your silence makes you an accomplice. You have nothing to do with human rights. You use human rights language to cover your racist Arab nationalist chauvinism.
by thanks
Friday Nov 16th, 2012 7:30 PM
i hate when people are like, "this happened and you don't know about it?" and then don't include a link to back up their statement.
by No aid to Israel
Friday Nov 16th, 2012 9:49 PM
The fastest way to end these electioneering attacks on Palestine, the latest of which was started by Israel's killing of a Palestinian leader, is to end US aid to Israel, which is $4 billion a year annually to allow this fascist, racist, theocratic US military base in the Middle East, Israel, to protect US oil profits in the Middle East. The next Zionist election is January 22. Israel is infamous for these electioneering wars against the largest open air prison of over a million people, mostly children, namely Gaza, so as to appear to be war heroes. The US government does the same with its war machine, courtesy the taxpayers, and always at the expense of the workingclass as neither we nor the American puppet, Israel, can afford guns instead of butter. The Democratic-Republican parties are 100% pro-Israel at all levels of office. If you want pro-Palestinian legislators who will certainly end all US "aid" to Israel, you have to vote Peace & Freedom or Green.

For more, see:

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by Ilan Pappe
(2006) Oneworld Publications, ISBN 978-1-85168-555-4
(Has full details on the 1948 to present mass murder of boys and men, rape and murder of girls and women and theft of Palestinian land all planned by David Ben-Gurion, first president of Israel, and cohorts, as Ben-Gurion described in his diary quoted in Pappe’s book.)

Israel-Palestine on Record by Howard Friel and Richard Falk
(2007) Verso, ISBN 978-1-84467-109-0 (Contains eyewitness testimony for 2000 to 2006 of Israeli destruction of Palestinian homes and the horrors of daily life in Occupied Palestine due to daily Israeli terrorism, all paid for with $6 billion US tax dollars ann ually, making Israel the 4th largest military gang in the world).

http://electronicintifada.net/

http://stop30billion.org/about.html
http://www.bayareastop30billion.org/

http://www.breakingthesilence.org.il/
http://www.breakingthesilence.org.il/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Children_and_Youth_Soldiers_Testimonies_2005_2011_Eng.pdf

http://www.russelltribunalonpalestine.com/en/

Zionism in the Age of Dictators by Lenni Brenner at
http://www.4shared.com/office/wiu7c6kF/zionism_in_the_age_of_the_dict.html
http://www.pdf-archive.com/2012/04/11/zionism-in-the-age-of-the-dictators/

The Iron Wall by Lenni Brenner at
http://www.marxists.de/middleast/ironwall/index.htm

The Hidden History of Zionism by Ralph Schoenman at
http://www.marxists.de/middleast/schoenman/index.htm

Boycott, Divest, Sanctions Movement against Zionist Israel at
http://bdsmovement.net/

Gaza Freedom Flotilla
http://gazafreedommarch.org/cms/en/Solidarity/events-map.aspx

The Israeli Military State starts in childhood at:
http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2010/04/indoctrinating-israeli-youths-to-be.html

Israel’s nuclear war capacity and history of threatening the former Soviet Union in an excellent article by John Steinbach:
http://www.nuclearfiles.org/menu/key-issues/nuclear-weapons/issues/policy/israeli-nuclear-policy/steinbach_israeli_program.pdf

51 Documents: Zionist Collaboration with the Nazis edited by Lenni Brenner
(2002) Barricade Books, New Jersey, ISBN 1-56980-235-1

The Transfer Agreement by Edwin Black
(1984, 2001) Carroll & Graf, NY, ISBN 0-7867-0841-7
http://www.transferagreement.com/

The Third Reich and the Palestine Question by Francis Nicosia
(1985) University of Texas Press, ISBN 0-292-72731-3

Walled: Israeli Society at an Impasse by Sylvain Cypel
(2005, 2006) Other Press, ISBN 13:978-1-5905 1-210-4
(A good early history of the apartheid wall and history and contemporary life of Israel and its relationship to the US as a military base. The lack of separation of church and state is evident as “All Israeli students study the Hebrew Bible in public school for several hours a week, from the elementary grades through high school (knowledge of the Bible is tested on the high school exit examination.)” (p. 177) Superstition and militarism clearly go together This is a sign of an extremely backward society).

A Wall in Palestine by Rene Backman
(2006, 2010) Picador/St. Martin’s Press, NY ISBN 978-0-312-42781-8
(Good maps of the apartheid wall and description of resistance to it; it is clearly a land grab as there are means of going through wall and thus it has nothing to do with security; also describes segregated roads and racist license system).

An Israeli in Palestine by Jeff Halper (an American who moved to Israel in 1973 at age 27, is a professor of anthropology, is the leader of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions and supports the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Campaign against Israel described in Appendix 4). (2008) Pluto Press, ISBN 978-0-7453-2226-1. “There is not even a civil mechanism by which Jewish, Christian, and Muslim citizens of Israel can marry each other since personal status, citizenship, marriage, death, inheritance, is regulated by religious and not civil law.” p. 76

Palestine Inside Out by Saree Makdisi, (2008, 2010) Norton Press, ISBN 978-0-393-33844-7. With a beautiful foreword by Alice Walker, comparing the racist horrors of Zionist Israel to white racism in the USA, Makdisi, a Palestinian-American professor of English literature at UCLA, writes a detailed account of the daily horrors of life in Occupied Palestine. His periodic sections “By the Numbers” offer useful statistics, his maps are plentiful, and his entire book is a ringing indictment of the mental illness that is religion and the anti-women horror of theocratic states. As Americans read it, we must remember that this is all paid for with our tax dollars and supported 100% by every single Democratic and Republican politician at every level of government. It is opposed by all socialist parties and the Green Party.
http://sareemakdisi.net/books/

Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews, Vol. 3 by Alan Hart (2005, 2010) Clarity Press, ISBN 0-932863-69-8/978-0-932863-69-0. Alan Hart, a former ITN (part of British news agency that produces outstanding Channel 4 of UK) and BBC Panorama correspondent, covers the horrors of Zionism in Israel and its relationship to the United States from 1967 to January 2010 from the perspective of a non-Jewish journalist perspective with lots of worthwhile insights.

DVD-Warner Classics: The Ramallah Concert: Knowledge Is The Beginning with West-Eastern Divan Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim. Ramallah Concert program: Mozart Sinfonia, Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, Elgar’s Nimrod from Enigma Variations. Orchestra consists of young Jewish Israelis and Arabs of many countries, including Palestine, plus some Europeans.