ISRAEL Issues Beyond Palo Alto, posted by Jag Singh, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, on Sep 5, 2006 at 9:06 pm
Once again the Israeli government of Prime Minister, Ehud Olmertís Kadima and the Labor Party has reneged on its promise to halt further settlements in the West Bank. Dismissing American opposition, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert authorized construction of 690 homes in the occupied West Bank. Olmert was elected earlier this year on a promise to withdraw thousands of Israeli settlers from the West Bank. Olmert also failed to pull down 20 illegal outpost created in March 2001. Yariv Oppenheimer, director of Peace Now in Israel, excoriated Olmertís Kadima Party and the Labor Party for their failure to honor their election promises to halt further settlements.
Meanwhile, Israeli death squads continue to act with complete immunity killing scores of innocent civilians in the Gaza Strip. Members of Hamas, the democratically elected government, continue to be arrested and imprisoned in complete defiance of international law. These actions follow Israelís massive destruction of Lebanonís infrastructure and the slaughter of innocent civilians which has outraged much of the free world. Many high government Israeli and U.S. officials, by association, are now likely to face war crimes for their illegal actions. Israel is now asking U.S. taxpayers to reimburse them for the costs of the disastrous war on Lebanon. It is time for U.S. taxpayers to demand an immediate halt to unconditional financial and military support to Israel.
Posted by SkepticAl, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Sep 6, 2006 at 4:19 pm
Mr. Singh -
Your credibility on this forum is pretty much in shreds. Your last post was bascially a plagiarized, cut/paste job, except when you added your own distorting and inflammatory touches. You never miss an opportunity to go after Israel, but we never see any signs of your concern or indignation regarding the fact that most of the Muslims being maimed and murdered on any given day are the victims of fellow Muslims. Do you lose any sleep over the Shiite/Sunni violence? I'm not expecting any reply of course, because your goal doesn't seem to be related to dialogue as much as mere dispersal.
Posted by Graham, a resident of the College Terrace neighborhood, on Sep 8, 2006 at 6:57 am
SkepticAl hits the nail right on the head--the emperor has no clothes. Anyone that has followed Mr Singh's writings over the years will notice a pattern in his missives--they are one-sided bashings of Israel with little regard to the real facts.
I am a bit surprised that his writings on this forum have not been edited since they have been shown to be plagarisms and paste-jobs--but I guess when you are one of the PA Weeklys most prolific letter writers and you echo the feelings of the editorial staff of the Weekly, then you can post what you want.