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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ca/post/17490070

humanitarian organizations, many of which have been sounding alarms about the hunger crisis in Gaza for months, are not impressed. They argue that air and sea deliveries are not only an insufficient substitute for humanitarian aid delivered by land, but a dehumanizing one that acts as a distraction to the man-made barriers that have prevented more aid from getting into Gaza in the first place. “There is no good reason why aid cannot access Gaza by road today,”

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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ca/post/17439722

Palestinian Territory – Israel’s army has again massacred Palestinian civilians who had gathered in Gaza to obtain humanitarian aid, targeting them with gunfire from helicopters, tanks, and drones near the Kuwait roundabout on the outskirts of Gaza City. This incident has resulted in over 60 deaths and 160 injuries, some of which are critical.

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[-] [email protected] -1 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

Flaky... understood.

[-] [email protected] 12 points 2 months ago

Hardly surprising...

Biden has always seen Israel as an investment which produces the best returns for U.S. interests.

In 1986, when he was a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, he opposed the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia because they were not able to become “agents of .U.S interests in the Persian Gulf region.”

He stressed that his opposition to the weapons sale was not about whether the Saudis were good guys or bad guys, but about the ability of the Saudis to help advance and secure U.S. interests.

He emphasized that the “naked self-interest of the U.S.” should always guide their Middle East policy, and that his support for Israel is situated within that self-interest. As he bluntly explained: “Were there not an Israel, the United States of America would have to invent an Israel to protect her interest in the region.”

https://theconversation.com/biden-says-the-u-s-would-have-to-invent-an-israel-if-it-didnt-exist-why-210172

[-] [email protected] 13 points 2 months ago

I have taken pains to point out that Zionism does not equate Judaism. Three of the men from whom I have learned the most about this conflict are all Jewish, Noam Chomsky, Norman Finkelstein and Ilan Pappé.

[-] [email protected] -1 points 2 months ago

The US is the worlds only remaining superpower. Biden picks up the phone calls Netanyahu and says we are sending in trucks. You will not impede them, or we will set your economy on fire. He hangs up the phone and the trucks begin to roll. It's that simple.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago

If it's worth noting, you should cite sources.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 2 months ago

Israel’s formal position is not the elimination of Palestinian Arabs.

The UN has found credible evidence to the contrary

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/6/7/un-report-finds-israeli-occupation-root-cause-of-conflict

Zionism was from the very beginning a settler colonial enterprise. Yes genocidal attitudes towards Jews may have been used to promote the idea, but the end goal was always possession of land.

In its initial stage, Zionism was conceived by its pioneers as a movement wholly depending on mechanical factors: there is a country which happens to be called Palestine, a country without a people, and, on the other hand, there exists the Jewish people, and it has no country. What else is necessary, then, than to fit the gem into the ring, to unite this people with this country? The owners of the country [the Turks] must, therefore, be persuaded and convinced that this marriage is advantageous, not only for the [Jewish] people and for the country, but also for themselves.

https://digitalprojects.palestine-studies.org/resources/special-focus/zionist-settler-colonialism

[-] [email protected] 8 points 2 months ago

The difference is that Israel is considered an occupying power and has responsibilities under international law as such.

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[-] [email protected] 6 points 2 months ago

The reason we don't build and maintain cities via airlift is because it's very expensive and very inefficient. The US should demand Israel allows truck transport in and out of Gaza.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

Shouldn't be difficult to understand. If the main concern was saving Palestinian lives, the first thing to do would be stop providing bombs to Israel. You'll notice that's not even on the table.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 2 months ago

Rabbi Eliyahu Mali and his Yeshiva are sponsored by Benjamin Netanyahu’s government

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago

Yes it is, but actually doing some thing and staging some Hollywood air drop nonsense are two different things.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 months ago

They're doing it because voters in Michigan and to a lesser extent in other states are refusing to vote for Biden. This has very little to do with preventing Palestinian deaths.

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