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Roger Waters points out that Palestinian children can’t visit the sea

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Happy new year. This will give you a little hope or happiness. Roger Waters (who is possessed by the insane belief that Palestinian freedom is more important than his own music career) has put up a video of the Pink Floyd song “Hey You” as a soundtrack to a video of two Palestinian children who dream of actually seeing the sea, and then take measure to do so. The lovely video was apparently made by the people of Bil’in. The video documents the village’s demonstrations against the separation wall that steals much of their land.

The first image is of the children unwrapping a birthday present of a photograph of the Mediterranean, which is about twenty miles from their village. Notice too that the video valorizes the stone throwers’ resistance to an oppressive occupation.

Hey you! don’t help them to bury the light
Don’t give in without a fight.

Waters’s New Year’s Day message. “Together we stand. Peace and Love in 2016”

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  1. pabelmont
    January 1, 2016, 2:59 pm

    Peace and Love.

    But recall that Jesus, generally a loving man, said, “I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.” Jesus meant that to decide to become a follower of his message (which I, not a Christian, take to mean becoming a loving person) is to take up a sword against those who will not do so.

    And in that sense are we not calling on Israelis to take up this sort of sword against Zionism? “Don’t give in without a fight.”

    • JWalters
      January 1, 2016, 5:15 pm

      I agree. Fighting for justice is justified. Unjust force us bullying.

  2. JLewisDickerson
    January 1, 2016, 8:43 pm

    RE: “Roger Waters points out that Palestinian children can’t visit the sea”

    BUT…BUT…BUT, Howard Stern says #&%^#*@% ! ! ! – https://goo.gl/psRd2Z
    So, there! ! !

    • Annie Robbins
      January 1, 2016, 9:18 pm

      dickerson, your link…it’s hard to fathom how stern can carry on like this (‘what’s he got against the jews!’) as if he has no idea whatsoever what the beef is. just pretending like his head is stuck way under the sand. and robin his sidekick is just as bad.

      howard: what is his story? [pregnant pause] an open letter [pregnant pause] …

      robin: like i said this has happened before but we have no explanation, of why.

      no explanation, of why! they pretend it’s some big mystery!

      meanwhile, this ny based rabbi is claiming stern is not a even a jew. http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/news/1.694868

  3. RoHa
    January 1, 2016, 9:25 pm

    Palestinian children in Gaza can visit the sea. Best not to picnic or play football on the beach, though.

    • CigarGod
      January 2, 2016, 10:36 am

      In other words..to paraphrase another song: You can visit the beach, but you can never leave.

  4. wfleitz
    January 2, 2016, 9:04 pm

    Another moving music video in support of humanity for Palestine by JD Meatyard….

  5. Michael Lesher
    January 3, 2016, 7:30 am

    Bil’in is really one of the great stories of this young century. And yes, to work for peace is not to be passive. If we give in, the thugs win.

  6. DaBakr
    January 3, 2016, 3:38 pm

    there are many opportunities for the palestinians in the west bank territories to visit the sea during the year. yes-they have to be coördinated with the goi. no, they are not free to simply visit the sea on their own like israeli-palestinians do. but they can visit-just not to the extent that rw’s opinion wishes for.

    • diasp0ra
      January 3, 2016, 6:47 pm

      There is literally one: During Ramadan. It also depends not only on your history, but the history of your father and grandfather.

      If any of them have ever been imprisoned, like the majority of Palestinians during the 1980s, then you can’t get a permit.

      Another option would be through the PA, good luck with that for the average citizen.

    • ckg
      January 3, 2016, 7:12 pm

      Israelis can visit the Jordan River whenever they damn please. But Palestinians can’t just visit the Mediterranean Sea or the Sea of Galilee without help. Can you imagine what it is like for a West Bank Palestinian Christian to visit the Mount of Beatitudes and Capernaum for the first time? I don’t have to.

    • Kris
      January 3, 2016, 9:02 pm

      @DaBakr: “there are many opportunities for the palestinians in the west bank territories to visit the sea during the year …”

      You make it sound easy, DaBakr. But then diasp0ra informs us that Palestinians may apply for permits to visit the sea only during Ramadan, though anyone who has ever been imprisoned need not apply. It is not easy at all, and what you said is not true.

      I don’t know why I am always surprised that your comments are untruthful, and I shouldn’t feel disappointed and sad, and yet I do.

      I should be glad, instead, because I learn so much from the comments made by diasp0ra and others in response to the lies of Zionists like you, and it is good that I end up finding even more information on the internet.

      “Restricted Movement in the Palestinian Territory,” https://afsc.org/resource/restricted-movement-occupied-palestinian-territory , is an example of something I wouldn’t have looked for, if you hadn’t made your comment. Now I know that the restrictions imposed on the Palestinians in all of Palestine are even crueler than I had imagined.

  7. Kathleen
    January 5, 2016, 10:54 pm

    So admire Roger Waters using his power and position for human rights and social justice. So called human rights activist etc should be taking notes.

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