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RAPE IN ISRAEL

DesertPeace

October 18, 2006

Panic...by Benjamin Heine
For the past few weeks there has been little more on the front pages of the Israeli press except the alleged rapes committed by the President of the state, Moshe Katsav. Soon he will be indicted which surely will mean a 'second season' for the latest Israeli soap opera...

BUT... there is another rape in progress that has been going on for almost 60 years.... the rape of Palestine. No one dares to call it that in the Israeli press.... but is there any other way to describe the brutal occupation that Palestinians are living under?

The word rape originates from the Latin verb rapere: to seize or take by force. The Latin term for the act of rape itself is raptus. The term is sometimes used by analogy to refer to any act of serious violation of the person, and in a non-sexual sense referring to acts of invasive destructiveness. Is this not what is happening in Palestine today?

It is not only Israel that is guilty of this horrendous crime.... the entire western world is. The victim has been screaming out for help for decades, yet no one is coming to their rescue. This complicity has to end.... Israel on it's own will not stop, they have proven that. They must be stopped forcibly if need be... NOW!

The CHARGE of rape against one man is a serious one..... the PROOF that a nation is guilty of raping another nation is more serious... a crime that must not go unpunished.

Going through past issues of CounterPunch I found THIS article by William Cook that is quite fitting for this post. It is worth reading as it raises many points proving my accusations.

There was a progressive poet in Israel named Yehuda Amichai, he wrote the following poem which says alot if read carefully...

Temporary Poem Of My Time by Yehuda Amichai


Hebrew writing and Arabic writing go from east to west,
Latin writing, from west to east.
Languages are like cats:
You must not stroke their hair the wrong way.
The clouds come from the sea, the hot wind from the desert,
The trees bend in the wind,
And stones fly from all four winds,
Into all four winds. They throw stones,
Throw this land, one at the other,
But the land always falls back to the land.
They throw the land, want to get rid of it.
Its stones, its soil, but you can't get rid of it.
They throw stones, throw stones at me
In 1936, 1938, 1948, 1988,
Semites throw at Semites and anti-Semites at anti-Semites,
Evil men throw and just men throw,
Sinners throw and tempters throw,
Geologists throw and theologists throw,
Archaelogists throw and archhooligans throw,
Kidneys throw stones and gall bladders throw,
Head stones and forehead stones and the heart of a stone,
Stones shaped like a screaming mouth
And stones fitting your eyes
Like a pair of glasses,
The past throws stones at the future,
And all of them fall on the present.
Weeping stones and laughing gravel stones,
Even God in the Bible threw stones,
Even the Urim and Tumim were thrown
And got stuck in the beastplate of justice,
And Herod threw stones and what came out was a Temple.

Oh, the poem of stone sadness
Oh, the poem thrown on the stones
Oh, the poem of thrown stones.
Is there in this land
A stone that was never thrown
And never built and never overturned
And never uncovered and never discovered
And never screamed from a wall and never discarded by the builders
And never closed on top of a grave and never lay under lovers
And never turned into a cornerstone?

Please do not throw any more stones,
You are moving the land,
The holy, whole, open land,
You are moving it to the sea
And the sea doesn't want it
The sea says, not in me.

Please throw little stones,
Throw snail fossils, throw gravel,
Justice or injustice from the quarries of Migdal Tsedek,
Throw soft stones, throw sweet clods,
Throw limestone, throw clay,
Throw sand of the seashore,
Throw dust of the desert, throw rust,
Throw soil, throw wind,
Throw air, throw nothing
Until your hands are weary
And the war is weary
And even peace will be weary and will be.


Translated from the Hebrew by Barbara and Benjamin Harshav

So bottom line is STOP THROWING STONES AT EACH OTHER AND START BUILDING TOGETHER INSTEAD.
STOP THE RAPE OF PALESTINE!
STOP THE GENOCIDE OF PALESTINIANS!


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