"Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change." - El-Hajj Malek El-Shabazz / Malcolm X.
"De manière générale, lorsque les gens sont tristes, ils ne font rien. Ils se contentent de pleurer sur leur condition. Mais lorsqu'ils sont en colère, c'est là, qu'ils portent le changement."
- El-Hajj Malek El-Shabazz / Malcolm X.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Buying Off the Palestinian Authority / How Israel Buried the UN's War Crime Probe
" Israel celebrated at the weekend its success at the United Nations in forcing the Palestinians to defer demands that the International Criminal Court investigate allegations of war crimes committed by Israel during its winter assault on the Gaza Strip.
The about-turn, following furious lobbying from Israel and the United States, appears to have buried the damning report of Judge Richard Goldstone into the fighting, which killed some 1,400 Palestinians, most of them civilians.
Israeli diplomats suggested on Sunday that Washington had promised the Palestinian Authority, in return for delaying an inquiry, that the United States would apply “significant pressure” on Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, to move ahead on a diplomatic process when the US envoy, George Mitchell, arrives in the region tomorrow."