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[Sfpnotices] from Floyd Rudmin re image that motivates me to try harder for peace

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    ... From: Lee Lorch To: Edwin Daniel Cc: Science for Peace Sent:
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      From: "Lee Lorch" <lorch@...>
      To: "Edwin Daniel" <edwinedaniel@...>
      Cc: "Science for Peace" <sfpnotices@...>
      Sent: Friday, November 28, 2008 7:39 AM
      Subject: Re: [Sfpnotices] from Floyd Rudmin re image that motivates me to
      try harder for peace


      > Amen.
      >
      > Lee Lorch Mathematics & Statistics
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      > On Thu, 27 Nov 2008, Edwin Daniel wrote:
      >
      >> I remember that image well. For me, it is the casual indifference of the
      >> so-called "Free World" to the plight of the Palestinians that they have
      >> created by the Balfour Agreement and all the consequences that flowed. It
      >> is
      >> also the casual unconcern of the "Free World" to the daily violations of
      >> International Law by Israel in its assassinations, dispossessions,
      >> humiliation and collective punishments of Palestinians, which has the
      >> power
      >> but not the right to do as it pleases. The labeling of Palestinians
      >> organizations as "terrorist" by Israel is the world's greatest hypocrisy,
      >> since Israel daily practices terrorism against the Palestinians.
      >> Ed Daniel
      >>
      >> On Thu, Nov 27, 2008 at 11:34 AM, Floyd Rudmin <profrudmin@...>
      >> wrote:
      >>
      >>> The image of the conflict in Palestine that motivates me is in the
      >>> attached
      >>> rtf file.
      >>>
      >>> I sleep well, generally, but when I have nightmares, which is rarely, it
      >>> always involves a dream plot in which I am unable to protect my children
      >>> when they were small. They are now in their 20s, but that is the only
      >>> kind
      >>> of dream that will still wake me up, with my heart beating hard.
      >>>
      >>> The image of the Palestinian father, caught in a fire-fight, trying to
      >>> protect his son, and the son in terror seeking safety in his father's
      >>> strength.....but both of them are shot and the boy is dead. That I can
      >>> imagine as me and my failure to protect my own son. That image tears my
      >>> heart.
      >>>
      >>> Israel needs to stop this mythic conquest of a promised land. The cause
      >>> of
      >>> the chronic suffering is on one side, and that side needs to simply stop
      >>> doing conquest, expansion, settlement, killing, cutting orchards,
      >>> killing,
      >>> bulldozing and brutality without limits....just stop. Stop. Israel
      >>> needs
      >>> to return its soldiers and settlers inside it own borders. Israel needs
      >>> to
      >>> return to rule of law.
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      >> EED
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