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Moe Diab: Prawer Plan recalls historical atrocity of Native American ethnic cleansing

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Excellent RealNews Network interview about the Prawer Plan with Palestinian American human rights activist Moe Diab.

There’s a transcript at the RealNews link but I caught up Moe and asked if he had anything additional to say. Never at a loss for words he added:

This is among the greatest crimes against humanity. This is not so much a political issue, as it is a pending human rights catastrophe, which will affect up to 70,000 more Palestinians, if the plan proceeds uninterrupted. If Israel were truly a democratic state that upholds fundamental democratic principles, such as equal rights for all citizens, they would have come to the “unrecognized” villages to consult with the citizens to understand how they can resolve the issue democratically and humanely to actually plan a promising future for the impoverished and intentionally strangled Palestinian-Bedouin Israeli citizens on their own historical land and provide them with basic living services such as running water, electricity and sewage services. The international community must increase pressure on the government of Israel to reverse this racial discriminatory plan, which violates International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law, before its too late and this goes down as another Native American-like tragedy in history. We must stop it now before, our kids are reading about the ethnic cleansing and destruction of a native population and their once preserved culture and unique traditions.

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  1. Citizen
    Citizen
    July 26, 2013, 7:41 pm

    Mmmmm, nothing at all about Prawer on the US TV news/infotainment channels. This not happening in the 19th Century. It’s happening after two directly related world wars, and post Nuremberg 1945, and it’s Geneva type prodigies. I wonder if the native Americans left have anything to say about Prawer?

    • Hostage
      Hostage
      July 27, 2013, 4:25 am

      Mmmmm, nothing at all about Prawer on the US TV news/infotainment channels.

      Surprisingly enough, Fox News is carrying a print article from AFP that gives full coverage to the UN statements flatly condemning the plan and describing it in full detail. I really couldn’t say if they are giving the story television coverage or not. See UN slams Israel Bedouin resettlement plan http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/07/25/un-slams-israel-bedouin-resettlement-plan/

      • Obsidian
        Obsidian
        July 27, 2013, 6:13 am

        “Mmmmm, nothing at all about Prawer on the US TV news/infotainment channels.”

        Maybe the US TV news/information channels are covering the Muslim v Muslim violence in the Middle East, Pakistan and elsewhere.

      • Cliff
        Cliff
        July 27, 2013, 11:39 am

        Or maybe they’re covering the Zimmerman v Trayvon case or the Royal Baby case.

        The ethnic cleansing of tens of thousands of people by our closest eternal ally and the only democracy in the ME surely warrants attention doesn’t it?

      • amigo
        amigo
        July 27, 2013, 11:54 am

        “Maybe the US TV news/information channels are covering the Muslim v Muslim violence in the Middle East, Pakistan and elsewhere.”obsidious

        Maybe the US tv news is no longer surprised by what the Occupation Nation will do next.

      • Citizen
        Citizen
        July 27, 2013, 12:45 pm

        @ Obsidian
        No they are not. All we American watchers are getting from that network and cable TV media (where most Americans get their tiny dose of international news) is a report on number of deaths in Egypt, and Syria, and a little on some US casualties in Afganistan. There’s virtually no background or context unless it’s extremely vague, and a matter of a few minutes of air time at most by some pundit, nearly always delivering a good guys v bad guys ideology when it comes to anything involving Israel. Nobody is actually talking about stuff like the difference in Arab factions–the Arabs are rendered as just a blur
        of animals gnashing teeth who still live in the ancient past when cavemen flourished. Israel is always depicted as “just like America.”

      • Citizen
        Citizen
        July 27, 2013, 9:45 am

        @ Hostage
        Thanks for the Fox News article. It surprised me. I watch, inter alia Fox News. They are not covering the story.

        As a moment of comic relief, I offer you an article on how marijuana became illegal in America, and yes, it does have a Jewish angle: http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/07/26/who-masterminded-u-s-pot-prohibition/

    • Justpassingby
      Justpassingby
      July 27, 2013, 11:50 am

      A typical example of why Israel is glorified in the US, they never see this “bad news”.

  2. ckg
    ckg
    July 26, 2013, 10:43 pm

    I am surprised that the plan elicits yawns. sad.

  3. amigo
    amigo
    July 27, 2013, 8:47 am

    I was unable to find any reference in European MSM to this modern day effort to ethnically cleanse tens of thousands of human beings.

    What has the world come to.Imagine if someone tried to relocate one Jewish family , the world media would leap into action instantly and the cries of anti semitism would resound in every corner of the world.

    But these are just Arabs –so who cares, eh?.

  4. just
    just
    July 27, 2013, 11:43 am

    Most Americans don’t give a rat’s ass about history (including the horrors visited upon Native Americans). Sad to say, but the odious Prawer plan even if publicized, would probably elicit a shrug at most. Most folks would probably say that “it’s for their own good”.

    “Maybe the US TV news/information channels are covering the Muslim v Muslim violence in the Middle East, Pakistan and elsewhere.”

    Obsidian– are you ALWAYS practicing “deflect, change the subject, and divert” tactics?
    It’s getting old, you know. How you seem to hate it when anyone brings up Israel’s many horrible and illegal acts upon the indigenous peoples of I/P, and their erstwhile re-writing of historical fact(s).

    • Nation7697
      Nation7697
      July 30, 2013, 8:52 pm

      @just You mentioned re-writing of historical fact….ill bite… Lets debate historical fact… and by fact…i mean fact. a proven fact. a provable fact. a verifiable fact. Not just words like we will hear from you… if we even hear back at all…. Im waiting…

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