This is the one belief and issue that I unmistakably, fully, and completely believe in. If there has ever been in the latter half of the 20th century such a clear cut case of injustice and a cause to believe in, this is it.
that picture is utterly and totally shameful, we can only expect a place like southern bahrain (qatar) to host war criminals like that…does anyone know that woman?
i had a friend who attended the debate, and on the phone actually said “i was going to take a picture with shimon perez, but there was not time…” i was shocked, he is now a flipping celebrity in the gulf, we have reached new lows my friends…
The palestinian catastrophe is indeed an Arab catastrophe, and no matter how much our leaders try to separate the issue it will come back to haunt us. I really hope an organized solidarity movement develops in Bahrain, as the place is in danger of sliding into severe apathy about the issue. It is up to us to raise awareness about this issue.
This ties into Sedition’s and Bahrania’s previous comment. It is astounding the amount of nidoers who just want to forget the problem, who see Palestine as a nuisance that people should shut up about. Worse still, the israeli government is trying to penetrate the gulf, and our governments aren’t exactly showing much resistance. It is shameful, and we need to stand up against it.
I really think that bloggers in Bahrain and the Arab world in general should dedicate a day where they post in support of Palestine. It would be a nice gesture, and it would show that we have not forgotten about our Palestinian brothers and sisters.