Monday, July 9, 2007

Free Palestine

The media outlets reported that the foreign ministers of Jordan and Egypt, the designated representatives of the Arab League, will visit Israel this week as part of an effort to jump start action on the Saudi initiative peace plan. The trip marks the first official visit by official representatives of the 22-member body comprised of Arab nations. In broad strokes the Saudi initiative offers Israel full recognition by the Arab states in return for a full withdrawal from post-1967 lands. There are deal breakers inherent in the plan, including a demand for a "right of return" for Palestinians who left what is now Israel in 1948. It is a demand Israel says it cannot consider without losing its identity as the Jewish state. The plan was first unveiled in 2002 and has been rejected by successive Israeli governments. It differs from the Road Map peace plan sponsored by the Quartet [the U.S., the U.N. the EU and Russia] in that it would constitute a deal between Israel and all Arab nations, while the Road Map is between Israel and the Palestinians. Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi is currently visiting Israel and the Palestinian Authority, and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice coming in next week.
Here is an interesting fact about the colors of the Palestinian flag represent:
Green is for the land of Palestine, White is for the peace in which the Palestinian people lived before they were made refugees, Red is for their blood spilled trying to liberate their land, and Black is for their life under occupation. It is time for us to end the continuing illegal seizing of the land of Palestine. It is time to recognize US policy in dealing with this crisis has failed. It is time to tell Israel to tear down it wall. It is time for Christians, Jews and Muslims to reclaim their faiths from the Radical Extremists within them. For more information on how you can help visit The Free Palestine Group. The group is located on
Free Palestine a group of students committed to the freedom of the Palestinian People and Land.
This is not a group to rant. It is a group of students who support the quest to free a people long downtrodden by the occupying power. In no way is it a group dedicated to the demonization of Jews. They understand and recognize the historic presence of Jews in the region as well as the 13 centuries of coexistenct amongst different religious groups. The group does discourage religous debates. They are without relevance and merly serve as a divisive distraction from the stated goals of the group.
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."- Dr Martin Luther King,Jr

"Let it be known that time is really just two days- a day in your favor, and a day against. If it is your day, do not squander it, and if the day is against you, just remain patient."- Ali Ben Abi Taleb.

"War of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change." - Mohammad Ali

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