Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Now let's hear from Israel (video)

Sheldon S., Ashley Wells, Pat Macpherson, Dhr. Seven, Pfc. Sandoval, Wisdom Quarterly
(Journeyman Pictures/Ubuntu Films)

What is the "Roadmap to Apartheid"? It is a shocking revelation into the reasons behind Israel's invasion of a fully inhabited Palestine, its Western-backed military occupation, dispossession of Muslim lands ethnic cleansing, its catastrophic and racist policies, its literal apartheid, and what Jewish Prof. Ilan Pappe (Univ. of Exeter) has shown is its "incremental genocide."

Who did it? England then America and the more or less independent CIA inserted its "final solution" into the Islamic Middle East, making a "Jewish state" a useful imperial tool all with "God's" backing or at least a trumped up biblical back story. If "Israel" really wanted a homeland, it already had one, but not a strategic one that serves Western powers trying to control the Middle East. More
Green: annihilating Palestine's right to exist
As if the Israeli propaganda machine did not already entirely drown out every other voice on the matter, with help from the figurehead capital of the U.S. Military-Industrial Complex known as the White House and its active press room, let's hear what it's like on the ground in Gaza through the eyes of a super-embedded super-soldier, armed with the latest, most high-tech U.S. weaponry capable of speeding up the "incremental genocide" on the neighboring and astonishingly peaceful Palestinians.

Hooray for colonialism!
(Peaceful? They certainly can't be called "restive" when a population of 2,000,000 is blamed for every Israeli claim of self-defense and offense by an increasingly marginalized and demonized Hamas movement, which does amount to even 1% of the total Palestinian population).

NOTE: For the official Israeli party-line via the Knesset's [Israeli government's] direct line, refer to the White House, AP, BBC, UPI, AFP, CNN, FOX, NBC, ABC, CBS, NPR, and CIA.

(Journeyman Pictures) Israel/Palestine: The War on Civilian Gaza From Ground Level
As Israel launches its "Palestinian only bus service," this film gives an in-depth look at the country's entire apparatus of segregation. Taking its parallel from Apartheid South Africa, it's a fascinating insight.

"Apartheid is a separation of populations in which one group institutionally dominates another." Israel has always been nervous about comparisons with apartheid South Africa, with good reason. The South African system became the most hated symbol of apartheid.

(Journeyman) "Roadmap to Apartheid" (extended trailer)

Today it's emulated in the West Bank [and the Gaza Strip open-air Prison with 2 million prisoners], Palestinians restricted by 600 Israeli-military check-points, Jewish-only roads, and a massive WALL separating a section near Jerusalem dubbed "the West Bank" from the rest of the country. For Ali Abunimah there is only one path: "Let 100% of the people live on 100% of the land."

The issue demands a "one-state" solution rather than the setting up of un-viable states set up to fail, as in South Africa: "It wasn't only blacks who were freed when Apartheid ended. We were all freed."

There are many lessons to draw from the South African experience of apartheid relevant to conflicts all over the world. "Roadmap to Apartheid" explores in detail the apartheid comparison as it is used in the enduring Israeli conflict with Palestine.

As much a historical document of the rise and fall of apartheid, the film shows us why many Palestinians feel they are living in an apartheid system today and why an increasing number of people around the world see what's happening and agree with them.

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