Avnery on cynicism and suffering, Stop The Attack on GAZA NOW, Today- Thurs., Nov. 15th at 4:00 PM
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Subject: Avnery on cynicism and suffering, Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2012
Press Release 11/14/2012
Netanyahu and Barak have decided to deliberately violate a cease-fire which
had just been stabilized.
At the price of great and ongoing suffering on both sides of the border,
the government's aim had been accomplished: social issues will be removed
from the public agenda and the election campaign*.
"Binyamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak have decided - for the second time in a
row the State of Israel will conduct general elections under the shadow of
war in the Gaza Strip. The cease-fire which already started to stabilize
has been broken deliberately and shattered to pieces. The inhabitants of
the communities of southern Israel, who just started to breathe freely, are
sent right back to air raid alarms and to running to shelters" said former
Knesset Member Uri Avnery of Gush Shalom.
"At the price of great suffering on both sides of the border, the
government's aim has been accomplished: the social issues, which threatened
to assume prominence in these elections, have been pushed aside and removed
from the agenda of the elections campaign. Forgotten, too, is the brave
attempt of Mahmoud Abbas to address the Israeli public opinion. In the
coming weeks, the headlines will be filled with constant war and death,
destruction and bloodshed. When it ends at last, it will be revealed that
no goal has been achieved and that the problems remain the same, or perhaps
Adam Keller, Gush Shalom +972-54-2340749 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting