They are so spectacularly out of touch with current events in the region, one almost feels sorry for them. But only almost. It is really about time they seek help for their addiction
Fagforbundet 2012 06 02
No stated author, though the initials «HN» are employed.
This is a Norwegian trade union solidarity project, tending to border line anti-Semitism. One of the bloggers has the courtesy to write in English, see below.
Solidarity 2012 06 03, Eddie Whyte
The 3.30 am wake-up call had the desired effect and ensured that yours truly rolled out of bed at that ungodly hour to head for the airport with the rest of the delegation. The security guards` strike action meant that getting through to the flight gate was expected to take much longer than usual. Mercifully, the waiting time was shorter than expected and we were soon heading for Tel Aviv via a short stop and flight change at Vienna.
Tel Aviv airport is a striking building. Lots of glass and open space. Unfortunately the welcome we received at passport control was less than impressive. The Israeli security services chose the last person in the delegation going through passport control and detained him for more than two hours whilst we others waited on the other side of the control point.
Repeated attempts to secure an explanation as to why our comrade has been singled out for special attention were met with the abrupt explanation “It’s for security reasons”. “Step back”. Apparently it is par for the course for humanitarian organizations to be stopped and messed about by Israeli secrurity.
It seems an unnecessary and counterproductive form of petty harassment. All the relevant papers have been applied for and approved well in advance and papers of passage prepared by the Norwegian Embassy. It’s not as if they don’t know who is coming and why they are coming.
The suitcase containing most of our educational material was the only one that didn’t turn up in the baggage area. It has been reported missing.
After a bit of waiting and several phone calls to the powers that be by local People’s Aid representatives our comrade was released and we were on our way. Next stop Jerusalem.
It was a strange drive in from the airport – arid landscape, dominated mainly by small settlements, the huge wall and military check points and towers.
Jerusalem is clearly a spiritual city. It is the Sabbath and the streets are filled with people of all religions making their way to their place of worship. Jews, Muslims and Christians all heading along the same streets of the Old City to their respective meeting places. All sharing the same space with no apparent signs of animosity but rather a feeling of natural tolerance and acceptance .
And yet all through the Old Town heavily armed Israeli soldiers dominate the street corners. We passed several Palestinian homes now occupied by Israelis and marked by triumphalist flag displays. It is a striking contrast.
We will be back here in a few days and I hope to get a better understanding of this place. Today we are heading for Gaza. All permits have been applied for and granted so it should be a smooth journey?
Luckily, and thanks to the efforts of MIFF, we now have excellent material to refute the hideous lies these compulsory liars are so addicted to, below one of two lectures Ben-Dror Yemini gave over the weekend at the annual MIFF conference: