May 8, 2008

Congressman Kucinich - Nakba - H2522

Here is Mr. Kucinich's statement he made for the congressional record.
See how much truth you can find. It is amazing that anyone that is
"educated" can hold such misguided views.

(My comments in parenthesis)

Mr. KUCINICH. Mr. Speaker, today I join my colleagues in Congress in celebrating Israel’s accomplishments over the past 60 years. I am happy to be co-sponsor of this congratulatory resolution.

However, like many Israelis and Palestinians, I have concerns about Israel’s future,
its stability, its security and the prospect for peaceful coexistence for both Palestinians and Israelis. (What is a Palestinian....etc.)

One of those concerns relates to the ongoing lack of resolution on the dispossession
of Palestinian property and the dislocation of Palestinians after Independence.
It must be remembered that about 700,000 Palestinians became exiled. Much Arab property was appropriated. And about 500 Arab villages were destroyed.

(Mr K makes it sound like Israel forced these people to leave. We all know they left on their own. They were of course advised by the very Governments that turned their backs on them after Israel's war of independence. He also makes no mention of the 800,000 Jews FORCED from Arab lands to make them Judenrein)

On December 11, 1948, the United Nations passed Resolution 194, affording Palestinian refugees the right to return to their homes in Israel, or to compensation
for their property should they choose not to return. To this day, the mandate
of U.N. Resolution 194 has not been fulfilled. Unfortunately, this failure remains as one of the most significant barriers to the realization of a two-state negotiated solution.

Article 11 reads:
Resolves that the refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return and for loss of or damage to property which, under principles of international law or in equity, should be made good by the Governments or authorities responsible.

(Article 11 mentions "refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace".
there are apparently none that want to live in peace. Israel would gladly pay them all to relocate to Jordan where they belong. The truth is they left at the time of war and joined the enemy and are entitled to leave peacefully and no more!)

I am also concerned for those Palestinians who did not flee and who became Israeli citizens after Independence. According to the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, today there exist 20 Israeli laws which explicitly discriminate against the Palestinian minority in Israel, who constitute 20 percent of its
population. In its 2005 Annual Report, the U.S. State Department said that

‘‘[There is] institutionalized legal and societal discrimination against Israel’s [Arab] Christian, Muslim and Druze citizens. The government does not provide Israeli Arabs with the same quality of education, housing, employment and social
services as Jews.’’

(These Arabs deserve the right to a paid relocation also. I would pledge to help)

Finally, Israel has a right to security and a right to defend itself. Accordingly, I am concerned that the 40 year military occupation of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem has been and continues to be brutal and unjust and undermines the security of Israel.

(Read the paper Mr K, Israel has been out of Gaza for YEARS, they retain no obligation the Gazans and the UN should step in if they care, oh I forgot they are to scared to send anybody there)

It is a fact that the government of Israel continues to support the construction of settlements on Palestinian land, perpetuating the consequences of dispossession and exile. Additionally, I am concerned that the government of Israel has increased the number of checkpoints which destroy a viable Palestinian economy and a vibrant civil society. I am concerned that the Israeli government has erected a wall, often on Palestinian land, that divides Palestinians from Palestinians, rather than divide
Israel from the West Bank. As stated by Judge Elaraby of the International Court of
Justice in his 2004 Advisory Opinion on the legality of Israel’s separation barrier, ‘‘The fact that occupation is met by armed resistance cannot be used as a pretext to disregard fundamental human rights in the occupied territory.’’

(Israel has the right to defend herself. She should have annexed this land gained in a defensive war. The Arabs know that they need to only win one war to destroy Israel.
There is not now and never has been a "Palestinian people". The displaced Jordainans need to go home. They have no rights in Israel. They are terrorists at this point)

This conundrum of a dialectic of conflict further separates Israelis and Palestinians
alike from hopes for peace. H. Con. Res. 322 eloquently states the many reasons why I celebrate Israel’s accomplishments and I sincerely wish it a bright future.

I only wish to add that, in my opinion, and in the opinion of many Israelis and Palestinians as well, Israel’s future will be bright only if it includes an open dialogue with Palestinians, a respect for human rights and international
law, and a society built on coexistence and tolerance. Israelis and Palestinians
deserve to live in peace with justice and I encourage the United States government to help Israel achieve that so the joy of future anniversaries will be unalloyed.
I support the resolution in the spirit of reconciliation to which we must all inevitably turn, to achieve peace and justice with our brothers
and sisters from whom we may be estranged.

(By quoting Leftist, Self Hating, Apologetic Jews as beeing in concert with Mr K..
he makes our point. He refers to a people that don't exist and is delusional in his
2 State solution. A 2 State solution means the end of Israel. A terrorist state on the edge of Israel will just be a lauching site for what the arab countries hope will be the final war to rid the region of Israel.

Mr K is ...well you decide..

He attended Cleveland State University from 1967 to 1970.[5] In 1973, he graduated from Case Western Reserve University with both a BA and an MA in speech and communication

From 1977 to 1979, Kucinich served as the 53rd mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, (nicknamed "the boy mayor of Cleveland") a tumultuous term in which he survived a recall election and was successful in a battle against selling the municipal electric utility before being defeated for reelection by George Voinovich.

However, After Kucinich refused to sell Muni Light, Cleveland's publicly owned electric utility, the Cleveland mafia put out a hit on Kucinich. A hitman from Maryland planned to shoot him in the head during the Columbus Day Parade, but the plot fell apart when Kucinich was hospitalized and missed the event. When the city fell into default shortly thereafter, the mafia leaders called off the contract killer.

(From Wikipedia)

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