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Contact Obama to Cancel Tuesday’s Israeli PM Visit!

I wrote here some 40 hours ago, that Israel is determined to act as brutally and stupidly the UK did in 1947 when its troops stormed a Palestine-bound ship called “Exodus” and killed 3 passengers.

But even I didn’t dream they would be this stupid, this brutal. As I write this, the IDF keeps changing versions about its act of piracy every few minutes. They still believe they can lie their way out of this one, too.

You know what? They might. Because the Israeli strategy known as “Pissing from the High Jump” has worked so far. For about a decade, no one in the world that Israel cares to count, has dared put their money where their mouth is and force Israel to become a better (rather, less terrible) global citizen.

Well, the time to change this is tonight. Tomorrow, Bibi is invited to visit Obama and if the latter’s global leadership means anything to him, he better dis-invite the creep right now.

Please contact the White House today. Ask that he:

Dis-invite PM Netanyahu from tomorrow’s visit

Condemn the piracy in no uncertain terms, and demand the immediate release of the illegally captured boats, allowing them to continue to Gaza unimpeded.

Demand that Israel treat the wounded in civilian hospitals, notify their families and embassies directly and allow the latters’ access to them and pay for families to arrive to Israel to visit hospitals and for their stay.

Demand that Israel Immediately lift the siege of Gaza.

Similarly, Immediately open the West Bank to free movement of people and goods to and from Jordan.

I think that will do for a start. If you have anything to add, please write in the comments.


Once again, President Obama shows that he is unwilling to fight for what is right, until at least one moment too late. It happened with healthcare and the public option, it happened with offshore drilling, and it is now happening with Israel-Palestine. This tragedy should have never happened. Obama himself is on record asking for the siege to be removed; he just never cared to make this request anything more than empty words.

But I still trust that Obama is a smart man who knows what’s right. When he puts his mind to something, he can get a lot accomplished.

Tonight is the night to demand from him to finally do that with the poor, bleeding Holy Land.

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Assaf Oron works as a statistician and moonlights (voluntarily) as a human-rights activist and blogger. He arrived in Seattle from Israel in 2002 for studies, and for now is sticking with the local greyness, dampness and uber-politeness, while plotting his glorious repatriation to the land of eternal sunshine and rudeness. Meanwhile, he tries to explain to anyone who cares to listen, what the Occupation is and why it must be ended now, not later. Assaf is webmaster for the Israeli human rights organization "Villages Group"

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