Archive for January, 2010

Dogs are heavier on the scale.

January 24, 2010

I was flipping through the newspapers to find this mind taking opinion that made me think…

A well known Assembly that defends animal rights in Australia is demanding a law that say: If you do not bring your dog to walk you will be presenting yourself to prison and of course, the Assembly hopes to ratify by the government.
I think for a moment… As a person living in Canada, people here take good care of their dogs and treat them as if they were their children (I hope I am not offending anyone). Then I look at the people in Palestine who are suffering and denied the basic rights of surviving that are approved by all international organizations. I look at how Palestinians are denied the rights of freedom whether its speech or even moving around.Let;s not forget the people of Gaza who are living under the siege, especially after the aggressive attack back in 2008 and how it left thousands denied to live with dignity. And how the kids of Palestine are deprived out of their childhood and how Palestinian mothers give birth at checkpoints, and how Palestinians are killed in cold blood and how Israel are stealing internal organs of the martyrs. Even the right of accessing the places of worship are denied. Moreover,dirty Zionists burning their mosques. More importantly those who are in prison and denied the right to even see their families! Giving them the dull side of life while the dogs of Australia and Canada and all the countries of this worlds are given the right to see the beautiful bright world.(blessed they are)
I sit, drinking my coffee and thanking God I live in a safe place and think… What kind of justice is this? Dogs have more rights than humans; than the innocent civilians of Palestine!
*sigh*
Blessed the dogs of Australia.. and congrats to the animals of Europe and what a decent life they are living and I am sorry for those who stress over the issue of justice and the importance of enabling the people of Palestine to live with dignity. Unfortunately some people out there find their dogs more important than the people of Palestine who are suffering on the daily basis and fighting for the most basic right out there.

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العوووو أكل البلد!! بقلم: مرفت صادق

January 24, 2010

وحدهم الفلسطينيون من دون شعوب الأرض لهم دولتان: فلسطين الشمالية (رام الله) وفلسطين الجنوبية في (القطاع) ربما يكونون مستقبلاً مثل الكوريتين دولة تصنع الغسالات وأخرى تطلق أقماراً صناعية !!.

ولهم فلسطين ثالثة ، أيضا، تلك القديمة الكاملة القوام، والتي يسمونها التاريخية ، ويخصصّونها للخراريف في دور المسنّين، ولاستخدام الشعراء!

لهم حكومتان، واحدة ليبرالية معتدلة، وأخرى تعلن أنها لن تتخلى عن راية الجهاد!!

لديهم ثلاثة بحور: واحد محتل، وآخر “ميت”، وواحد في غزة جرت العادة أن يموت على شاطئه الفقراء في نزهات ساذجة ، بين الحرب والحرب !

لهم أيضاً ، أقصد الفلسطينيين، برلمانان: واحد يسمى “التشريعي” وآخر “الوطني”، ولهم في كل بلد سفارة ومقبرة للشهداء، ولديهم مستودع ضخم من الفصائل من كل الاتجاهات والعقائد والنظريات، ولديهم رعايا بالغو الانتماء والبكاء من مخيم شاتيلا وحتى أضيق شارع في التبت !

لديهم برنامجان للتحرير والاستقلال وبناء الدولة : واحد يدعي العقلانية والحكمة وينتهج “طولة البال” كاستراتيجية بعيدة المدى، وآخر مغرم بصناعة الصواريخ من مواسير المياه ويحلم بعكا !

…ولديهم رؤساء عديدون، كلهم قادة وحكماء، بل إن خبراتهم في القيادة جعلتهم ينشئون دولا صغيرة قبل ذلك في الفاكهاني وفي تونس ووو…. واستطاعوا أن يحكموا باقتدار وصرامة في كل الدول إلا في بلدهم !

في العام الماضي تنافس مرشحان مسيحيان على رئاسة الإكوادور، ونجح أحدهما، كلاهما من أصل فلسطيني !!

لديهم أول قبلة للمسلمين، ومن عندهم خرج السيد المسيح .

يُصدّرون الورد من غزة الى هولندا، والبندورة الى أوروبا، والشعر الحر، والملوخية، والزيتون، وصارت حطّتهم السوداء رمزا للاحتجاج والحرية في كل المظاهرات من مؤيدي شافيز الى مناهضي العولمة في دافوس، إلى الناشطين في مسيرات المبايعة للرئيس عمر حسن البشير !

لديهم وزيران للداخلية ونصف الشعب معتقلون في سجون اسرائيل، ووزيران للصحة وثلاثة أرباع الشعب مرضى، وثلاثة وزراء للخارجية ولا أحد يعترف بهم كدولة كاملة السيادة !!

زيّان رسميان للشرطة ولا أمن ولا أمان ، خمسة أعلام للبلد ولا بلد، تلفزيونان ونشرتان جويتان وفيلمان للسهرة.. ولا بطل ينتصر في آخر الفيلم !!

معبران ولا أحد يعبر، مطاران ولا عصفوراً صغيراً واحداً يستطيع أن يطير، جهازان للمخابرات ولا أحد يعلم إن كانت ستمطر مطراً في الليلة المقبلة أم دماً و… قذائف !

لديهم من الثروات والأموال العامة والخاصة ما يكفي لطرح عطاء لإنشاء دولة من خمسة طوابق ، ومن الخبراء ما يكفي لجعلها دولة عظمى ومنتجة، ومن الفاسدين ما يكفي لإفلاسها في خمسة أيام !

دخلوا كتاب غينيس بعدد الشهداء، وعدد العملاء، وعدد الأنبياء، وعدد الشعراء، وبأكبر صحن تبولة أقاموه في رام الله العام الماضي.. رغم الحصار الاقتصادي ورغم شُحّ البرغل والزيت !

لديهم منتخب لكرة القدم يتوزع لاعبوه في أندية أكثر من سبع دول أوروبية، ويحضرون عندما يدعوهم نداء الواجب…. الكرويّ !!

لدى الفلسطينيين ما يكفي لإنشاء دولة ، لديهم كل شيء ، كل شيء ، ربما تنقصهم فقط الإرادة ومنتخب للتنس الأرضي

Honest Opinion.

January 24, 2010

Hello there,

Are you a Palestinian?

Who are you with?

Fateh?

Hamas?

etc.

The other day or actually a few days ago, I was sitting in an ordinary coffee shop where an old man noticed I was an Arab from the way I was talking to my father on the phone. As I finish my call, I look to my side and I see him coming over to sit in front of me and asked me a few questions.

He looked at me and said after starting a short conversation, “Ms. Farah, as a Palestinian who do you see is right, Fateh or Hamas?” I gazed into the space and wondered. To be quite honest, I have always been a great fan of Hamas but when he asked me for the first time I thought deeply before I answered and I wondered.

Our land (Palestine) was stolen from us, I live in a country where no relatives are around. I never got the chance to meet my grandparents (From my father’s side) and I rarely talked to them on the phone. I was denied the right to enter my country; my land.

So I think… Should I say Hamas or Fateh, and honestly I had this fear in me that this old man sitting right in front of me may be siding with the opposite option of whom I am going to choose; I didn’t want to upset him. Should I blame all this on Fateh or Hamas. I am from Gaza and currently Hamas took over Gaza so should I blame Hamas for denying me that right? Should I blame Egypt? Or maybe I should blame myself for yelling at the officer at Rafah’s border.

Thoughts take me far away… On usual days, I wake up in the morning and turn on my computer and read the news, keeping up with what my country is going through. This is the only thing I can do since I don’t live in Palestine. I read news from various sources and try to find the right source of information; the true source of information. but wait, what does this have to do with what the old man asked. Well, I think the media has effected our lives greatly. People blame each other based on what they read in the news. No wonder I see pro-Israelis around North America supporting Israel, perhaps they have been reading the news that doesn’t deliver the full story. I am sure if they see what the Palestinians go through every day because of the occupation, I wouldn’t find any pro-Israelis. But oh well, thanks to some “beloved” channels that brainwash our brains with false news.

No wonder I see people siding with Fateh or Hamas and forgeting about their real enemy.

HELLO! Fellow Palestinians, fellow people why do we side with Fateh or Hamas? Why do we favor one over the other? Why do we side with one and not the other?

Hamas and Fateh are in conflict. Let’s face it, they are in conflict. They hate each other, and despise each other. Unfortunately, civilians are caught in the middle. This is sad, I find this sad. I bet you do as well.

Palestinians over the years have forgotten their real enemy. You have Palestinians that hate Hamas and hate how they treat Gazans. You have Palestinians that hate Fateh and the way it deals with Israel. You have Palestinians that have made their neighbouring countries their enemies, such as Egypt. I bet you can find one Palestinian at least that hates Egypt for what they have done to the Gazans. Let’s not deny it, there are haters out there and they hate for the wrong reason. Forgive me, I am not defending Egypt or defending anyone, I just stating my opinion.

Let’s go back to the old’s man question. He asked what I think of the Palestinian political image, let’s say.

I as a Palestinian have one enemy, one target. Not to mention I do highly dislike the propaganda Fateh is using against Hamas and vice versa. But I am a Palestinian Muslim, shouldn’t hate other brother’s and sisters in Islam. I am not going to gain anything from hating another Palestinian, he’s already facing a whole lot of misery to deal with, this is just going to add more. Why would I want that?! I mean, I always like to put myself in the person’s shoe before judging him. So I see that I should hate another Palestinian, no matter what the religion is, at the end we are all Palestinians and we all want our land back. Let’s all agree to this point: We as Palestinians want our land back; the land that was stolen from us almost 62 years ago.

Dealing with this point, I am not going to give up now and let the blood and the souls that died from my country go to waste. I shouldn’t side against another tribe or organization that also represents Palestine. I should not side with a group of people against another group of people, when we all at the end probably come from the same ancestry. Having said that, we as Palestinians should unite.

Unite?! lol, haven’t we been TRYING to do that for many many years? Well, yes we have but we can’t lose hope. I have faith in my people; in the Palestinians.

One day we’ll realize that we are only harming ourselves by siding against each other. We Palestinians should start taking matters in hand wisely and seriously. We Palestinians SHOULD have a common target; an enemy.

Who have we been fighting for the past years?! Iraq? Lebanon? Egypt? NO!

There is a dirty tribe of people that have stolen and settled in our lands without our permission. They robbed us our lands, demolished our houses, cut down our beloved olive trees, killed our loved ones and denied us our basic rights! Isn’t that enough to make this tribe an enemy and an only enemy? Do we really have to go around killing each other instead of spending the time together trying to plan and act on killing the enemy that robbed us our lives…

Suddenly, I am awakened by the nodging hand of the old man on my shoulder and I leave my little world of thoughts and look at him with warm eyes and smile. He looks amused and asks why I am smiling. I tell him: Dear uncle, I have no opinion on what Hamas or Fateh or any other Palestinian party is doing right now in Palestine. they are both wrong. In fact, I think this question is very stereotypical and shouldn’t be asked. We are all Palestinians at the end, and we all have one enemy in mind; the Zionists.

The old man smiled and placed his hand over mine and said: Thank God you’re mature enough to realize the wrong that has been done in the past. We are all Palestinians at the end. We weren’t born to be with Fateh or Hamas. We were born as Palestinians and we should stay that way for the years to come. The Zionists are only our enemies. Nothing more and nothing less.

In conclusion, what I was trying to say is that we Palestinians, no matter whom we side with; Hamas, Fateh..etc. We should always always ALWAYS have one enemy in mind; one target. The Zionists that stole our land almost 62 years ago, they should be our ONLY enemy. Let’s not be fooled, We should be Palestinians nothing more. We should always have one goal in mind. Crush those dirty Zionists.