Katie Miranda is an illustrator, jewelry designer, calligrapher, and cartoonist living in Portland, OR.
Her Arabic calligraphy jewelry and apparel are favorites of people in the Palestine solidarity community.
Katie runs Palbox: a quarterly subscription box containing Palestinian goods benefiting the Northern California branch of the International Solidarity Movement.
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Wow! Just read minutes ago about a four year old girl killed by Israel in retaliation for the death of one of theirs and then read the first panel here. Purity of arms and all, you know.
Joe Klein said that?
In response to the murder of #Israeli civilian, #IDF forces targeted terror sites in #Gaza all related to weapons and ammunition. #Hamas— Avital Leibovich (@AvitalLeibovich) December 24, 2013
“Israel attacks Gaza after sniper kills border laborer. A 3-year-old Palestinian girl was killed Tuesday in an Israeli retaliatory attack …”
This is way past unconscionable. This is SS-style genocide, while the world looks on as a defenceless Semitic people is slaughtered en masse. Again.
It’s time to immediately halt the American military and financial largesse that props up the Israeli economy and its IMmoral army, makes the zios into billionaires at the US taxpayers’ expense (as millions of those now-unemployed taxpayers go hungry), as Gaza is regularly swamped with sewage, electricity and water is cut off, and as the US drowns in the deepening israeli morass with less than zero hope for a turnaround.
It’s time for Palestine to file an ICC lawsuit. As the judges wait for Abbas or Hamas to make up their minds, the judges at the Hague would do well to get a jump on things and view at least some of the horrific YT videos showing the murder of Palestinian children and civilians, their houses and farms flooded with settlers’ shit, and Palestinian bodies burnt through to a crisp by white phosphorus dropped by cowardly israeli pilots from unchallenged skies. It’s high time that the court also stop the theft of Palestinian taxes.
If an NGO can file at the Hague, and needs help with the costs of mounting such a lawsuit, perhaps announcing such a suit on a Kickstarter-type website would help generate the necessary funds?
It’s time to consider calling off the catastrophically failed experiment called an Israeli state. These primitive and politically unsophisticated people are clearly UNprepared to have and run a state. What the UN has created, the UN may have to undo. What do you think?
It’s time for Palestine to file an ICC lawsuit.
States can’t file lawsuits in the ICC. They can’t even file individual cases. They can only refer “situations” to the Prosecutor, and Palestine has done that already with respect to Gaza.
The Prosecutor has admitted that she can use the Article 12(3) declaration Palestine submitted in 2009. That certainly applies to reports of crimes in the public domain committed after the 2012 UN vote.
Bear in mind that Palestine did file some written submissions when they filed the Article 12(3) Declaration in January of 2009. The only complaint that isn’t under seal is the report filed by the Secretariat of the League of Arab States, in which Palestine and four other ICC member states were fully represented. The rest of Palestine’s written submissions and those regarding situations in other countries are normally not made public, e.g. see for example: Palestinian National Authority, Working Draft, 13 October 2009. http://www.icc-cpi.int/en_menus/icc/structure%20of%20the%20court/office%20of%20the%20prosecutor/comm%20and%20ref/pe-cdnp/palestine/Pages/summary%20of%20submissions%20on%20whether%20the%20declaration%20lodged%20by%20the%20palestinian%20nati.aspx
How about &SpyPain?
Aka ‘who gives a f*** about Palestinians?’
I care about the Palestinians, just as my grandparents cared about the Jews whom the non-Jewish Polish Resistance helped escape the Warsaw Ghetto, especially in its final days. A great many non-Jews died distracting the Nazis attention by attacking the German positions surrounding the ghetto, or smuggling the Jews along the canals, knowing that when caught, the Nazi retaliation would be unconscionably severe, and on a par with the pathological savagery now practiced by the apartheid regime of Israel.
Grandfather used his position to organize the men he had supervised on the railway system to smuggle only God knows how many women, children and men out of the country, and to destinations where other resistance groups pledged to pick up and extend the chain of rescue. Neither Gramps nor his partners in “war crime” had received any recognition, rewards, or medals; just a few whispered thanks from people who had been given a second chance. Grandfather was simply Paying Forward the kindness of Russians who much earlier defied the tsarist regime and tried to save his very young parents and others who, in the late 19th century had fought the oppressive Russian occupying regime, for which his family and many others were sent to die in Siberia. Just like the Palestinians who, today, are punished for surviving to live in their own country.
What goes around, Daniel Poor, comes around. Remember that when, in the words of pastor Niemoeller, “they come for you” if, as it often happens, and when the best laid plans go very wrong. History does repeat itself. Consider: Israel’s genocidal policies are only fueling the many and growing reactionary forces who want to pick up what and when the Nazis had left off. People like you are fodder that feeds their raison d’être. Congratulations (sarcasm).
I now proudly uphold my family tradition by doing what I can by giving a fuck about the Palestinians, and their right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness that the Israeli Jews have denied them for 65 years. In sum, Palestine, unlike Jewish Israel, will survive well into the future, and as before – a multiracial country with respect for all, including Jews.
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