From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Thu May 29 2003
Settlements Prepare for Expansion Under US/Israel Road Map
Road Map
settlerkids.jpg "[The road map] certainly allows the unlimited building for your children and grandchildren, and I hope even for your great-grandchildren." - Ariel Sharon

5/29/2003: In the wake of a visit by Colin Powell to the Middle East, the corporate media and U.S. Government are awash in self-congratulation over the new "road map" which is supposedly a historic concession to Palestinians who have suffered 50 years of violent occupation by Israel. But anyone familiar with the situation knows that this new road map, especially with conditions set by the right-wing controlled Israeli Knesset, is nothing more than the same old stalling tactics that permit repression and ethnic cleansing against Arabs to roll on unchecked, with the full support of the U.S. Government.

hebron1.jpgThe US/Israeli handling of the road map is being criticized by Palestinians and left-wing Jewish organizations. Aside from the usual Israeli demands that the Palestinian Authority control violent factions of the Palestinian resistance with a police force that simultaneously comes under attack by Israeli forces, this time around Ariel Sharon is openly bragging about continued illegal settlements and even the construction of a wall to enclose the Palestinian people. In addition, the U.S.'s war victories in Iraq are being used to pressure Syria and other neighboring Arab states into marginalizing and dismantling not only hardline Islamic factions like Hamas and Islamic Jihad, but also long-standing leftist political parties such as the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (which is considered a terrorist organization by the US State Department). All the while, the US has given Israel a free reign to murder and intimidate international pacifist groups who are witnessing and protesting against the occupation.

Israel IMC | Palestine IMC (temporarily down) | Palestine Chronicle | Sharon's Map
03/23/18 Against Gun Violence, Students March in Washington D.C. and Hundreds of Cities Worldwide Front Page | Health, Housing & Public Services | Education & Student Activism | Central Valley | San Francisco | South Bay | East Bay | California | U.S. | Santa Cruz Indymedia03/23/18 City of Santa Cruz Refuses to Enforce New Eviction Protections and Short Term Rent Freeze Health, Housing & Public Services | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia03/23/18 Fatal Interactions with Police Research Project Details 1,700 Police Killings Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | Womyn | U.S.03/22/18 Vigils Planned for Unarmed 23-Year-Old Shot 20 Times by Sacramento Police Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | Central Valley03/20/18 Demonstrators Say Visa Must Block Assault Weapon Financial Transactions Front Page | Health, Housing & Public Services | Anti-War | Peninsula | U.S.03/14/18 Sheriff's Chief Deputy Appointed to Santa Cruz Sentinel Editorial Board Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Media Activism & Independent Media | Santa Cruz Indymedia03/14/18 Anti-Houseless Stickers a "Team Effort" at Broprints Screen Printing Front Page | Health, Housing & Public Services | Drug War | Arts + Action | Santa Cruz Indymedia03/11/18 Historical Experiences of Native Children Inside U.S. Public Schools Front Page | Racial Justice | Education & Student Activism | Arts + Action | East Bay | Santa Cruz Indymedia03/10/18 Building Solidarity Against Trumped-up Repression Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Global Justice & Anti-Capitalism | East Bay | Santa Cruz Indymedia03/09/18 Everyday Militarisms of Life and Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Anti-War | Education & Student Activism | East Bay | California03/05/18 Statewide Initiative Aims to Revoke Infamous Anti-Tenant Law Front Page | Health, Housing & Public Services | East Bay | California | Government & Elections
Related Categories: Palestine