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subota, 13. travnja 2013.

Nekoliko citata o Palestini/Izraelu

"Our message of peace
is a call to action
for other ordinary people like ourselves
not to hand over your lives
to whatever puppeteer is in charge this time round
But to take responsibility for the revolution
First, the inner revolution
to give love, to give empathy
It is this that will change the world" Vittorio Arrigoni

"Our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians." Nelson Mandela

"MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS profits from Israel's control of the Palestinian population by providing surveillance systems around Israeli settlements, checkpoints, and military camps in the West Bank, as well as communication systems to the Israeli army and West Bank settlers." Jewish Voice for Peace

"We are not asking you for heroic action or to form freedom brigades. We are simply asking you not to be complicit in perpetuating the crimes of the Israeli state." Boycott National Committee

"When the Etzel and the Stern Gang massacred 250 Palestinians at Deir Yassin, outside of Jerusalem we should have said enough. When in villages throughout Palestine, Jewish brigades implemented a procedure of expulsion - we should have said enough. When soldiers rounded up Palestinian men and massacred them collectively – we should have said enough. When other men were forced to dig their neighbors' graves – we should have said enough. When women and children were ordered to walk towards Arab countries, while Jewish soldiers fired shots over their heads – we should have said enough. When Palestinian men were forced into labor camps, where their labor included destroying Palestinian homes – we should have said enough. When on the Eve of Passover, in an operation called "Cleaning Out Chametz", the Haganah shelled the Palestinian residential quarters of Haifa, forcing 70,000, 90% of the city's Palestinian residents, to flee – we should have said enough. When similar operations were carried out in Jaffa, Tiberias and Safad – we should have said enough. When the 10,000 Palestinian residents of Majdal, now Jewish Ashkelon, were enclosed for two years in a ghetto, or closed militarized area, and later forced on trucks and transferred to Gaza – we should have said enough. When the IDF forced the inhabitants of the cities of Lud and Ramle out of their homes at gunpoint and forced them to march west towards Jordan – we should have said enough. When, after villages were depopulated, they were obliterated by the IDF, houses and mosques bombed and bulldozed, all signs of former life destroyed – we should have said enough. When Palestinian homes were confiscated by Israel and repopulated with Jews – we should have said enough. When the Haganah used live fire to prevent villagers from returning to their homes – we should have said enough. When Israel continues to deny that the forced expulsions happened – When Israel and the American Jewish community continue to deny the Right of Return to the refugees of 1948 - We say: enough!" Jews Against the Occupation-NYC, NAKBA DAYENU

"Caterpillar Inc. has a long history of complicity in extensive human rights abuses and violations of international law within the Occupied Palestinian Territory. For decades, Caterpillar equipment has been used to demolish thousands of Palestinian homes, leaving more than 50,000 civilians displaced. Palestinian and international civilians have been killed and injured in such demolitions. Caterpillar machinery is instrumental in construction of Israel's illegal separation-annexation wall, in destruction of Palestinian olive groves and farmland, and in extensive construction of Israeli settlements that illegally expropriate Palestinian land. Caterpillar has long been on notice about the pattern of Israeli human rights violations committed with its equipment, yet it continues to sell to the Israeli government, putting corporate profit before human rights." Cindy and Craig Corrie

"While Palestinians are not able to access universities and schools, Israeli universities produce the research, technology, arguments and leaders for maintaining the occupation. BGU is no exception. By maintaining links to both the Israeli Defence Forces and the arms industry, BGU structurally supports and facilitates the Israeli occupation." Archbishop Desmond Tutu

"To travel only blocks in his own homeland, a grandfather waits on the whim of a teenage soldier. More than an emergency is needed to get to a hospital; less than a crime earns a trip to jail. The lucky ones have a permit to leave their squalor to work in Israel's cities, but their luck runs out when security closes all checkpoints, paralysing an entire people." Archbishop Desmond Tutu

"Palestinian citizens of Israel face a growing system of Apartheid within Israel's borders, with laws and policies that deny them the rights that their Jewish counterparts enjoy. These laws and policies affect education, land ownership, housing, employment, marriage, and all other aspects of people's daily lives. In many ways this system strikingly resembles Jim Crow and apartheid South Africa." PACBI

"The similarities between the situation of East Jerusalemites and black South Africans [are] very great in respect of their residency rights. We had the old Group Areas Act in South Africa. East Jerusalem has territorial classification that has the same sort of consequences as race classification had in South Africa in respect of who you can marry, where you can live, where you can go to school or hospital." John Dugard

"... the OPT has become a test for the West, a test by which its commitment to human rights is to be judged. If the West fails this test, it can hardly expect the developing world to address human rights violations seriously in its own countries, and the West appears to be failing this test. The EU pays conscience money to the Palestinian people through the Temporary International Mechanism but nevertheless joins the United States and other Western countries, such as Australia and Canada, in failing to put pressure on Israel to accept Palestinian self-determination and to discontinue its violations of human rights. The Quartet, comprising the United States, the European Union, the United Nations and the Russian Federation, is a party to this failure. If the West, which has hitherto led the promotion of human rights throughout the world, cannot demonstrate a real commitment to the human rights of the Palestinian people, the international human rights movement, which can claim to be the greatest achievement of the international community of the past 60 years, will be endangered and placed in jeopardy." John Dugard

"We all share a responsibility to reject unjust laws and practices – including discrimination, exclusion and ethnic cleansing – and to insist that the guidelines by which we live are those which maintain the rights and dignity of all people. In the United States, many believed that an economy built on slavery was compatible with democracy; that wasn’t true. We reject the Zionist assertion that a Jewish settler-colonial state can be democratic." International Jewish Anti-zionist Network

"In my view, the abhorrent and draconian control that Israel wields over the besieged Palestinians in Gaza and the Palestinians in the occupied West Bank (including East Jerusalem), coupled with its denial of the rights of refugees to return to their homes in Israel, demands that fair-minded people around the world support the Palestinians in their civil, nonviolent resistance." Roger Waters

"As Jews of conscience, we call on all supporters of social justice to stand up for Palestinian Right of Return and a democratic state throughout historic Palestine — “From the River to the Sea” — with equal rights for all. The full measure of justice, upon which the hopes of all humanity depends, requires no less." Jews for Palestinian Right of Return

"As someone whose mother and father were murdered in Auschwitz, and who herself survived the Nazis’ barbarous nationalism thanks to the courage of a group of Catholics, Protestants, Communists, and Jews, I find the idea that defending the “Jewish state” supersedes all other human obligations both immoral and senseless. Nothing, not even the Holocaust, justifies Israel’s treatment of Palestinians or the continuing efforts of pro-Israel zealots to show Arabs and Muslims as less than human." Annette Herskovits

"The temptation is to speak in muffled tones about an issue such as the right of the people of Palestine… yet we would be less than human if we did so." Nelson Mandela

"The purpose of nonviolent direct action and civil resistance is to take risks - to put ourselves “in the way” of injustice. We take these risks well aware of what the possible consequences may be. We do so because the consequences of doing nothing are so much worse. Anytime we allow ourselves to be bullied, every time we pass by an evil and ignore it - we lower our standards and allow our world to be made that much harsher and unjust for us all." Ramzi Kysia, The Free Gaza Movement

“Almost 58 percent of Palestinians live in poverty, and about half of this group lives in extreme poverty. About 50 percent of Palestinians experience or risk experiencing food insecurity. Food insecurity is particularly severe in Gaza, where the majority of the population relies on humanitarian assistance to survive.” The Canadian International Development Agency

“CATERPILLAR profits from the destruction of Palestinian homes and the uprooting of Palestinian orchards by supplying the armor-plated and weaponized bulldozers that are used for such demolition work.” Jewish Voice for Peace

"The original Palestinian refugees and their descendants are estimated to number more than 6.5 million and constitute the world’s oldest and largest refugee population. Israel implements a Law of Return giving every Jewish person rights to settle in Israel as a citizen and denies Palestinians the Right of Return guaranteed under international Law." Rabbi Alissa Wise

“The plight of Palestinian refugees needs to be resolved equitably and in a manner that promotes peace and is consistent with international law. Within the framework of an equitable agreement, the refugees should have a role in determining their future, whether pursuing return, resettlement, or financial compensation. Israel should recognize its share of responsibility for the ongoing refugee crisis and for its resolution.” Jewish Voice for Peace

“Many Jewish schools and communities wrongly teach that in 1948 Palestine was “a land without a people for a people without a land.” Yet the place where Israel was founded was never empty or barren, it was home to almost one million Palestinians living in over 700 villages and cities, who share a vibrant history and culture. Most of these villages and cities were depopulated and renamed during and after 1948, as part of the still ongoing efforts to undermine and disavow Palestinian identity and history.” Rabbi Alissa Wise

“This year Palestinians are refugees next year, may all Palestinians have the right to return to their home lands and to Jerusalem. Next Year in Jerusalem! Next Year in al-Quds! Next year in a City of Peace!” Jewish Voice For Peace

"ICAHD calls on the international community – the UN, governments, political parties, human rights and political groups, trade unions, university communities and faith-based organizations, as well as concerned individuals – to do everything possible to hold Israel accountable for its occupation policies and actions while ensuring the equal rights and security of both the Palestinian and Israeli peoples." Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions

"You may have the bulldozers, planes and helicopters that smash houses to rubble, the commandos who descend from ropes on ships and kill unarmed civilians on the high seas as well as in Gaza, the vast power of the state behind you. We have only our hands and our hearts and our voices. But note this. Note this well. It is you who are afraid of us. We are not afraid of you." Chris Hedges

"Immediate steps shall be taken, in Trust and Non-Self-Governing Territories or all other territories which have not yet attained independence, to transfer all powers to the peoples of those territories, without any conditions or reservations, in accordance with their freely expressed will and desire, without any distinction as to race, creed or colour, in order to enable them to enjoy complete independence and freedom." UN Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples


Nekoliko citata

"It is alike your interest, and mine, and all men's, however long we have dwelt in lies, to live in truth." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"All deep, earnest thinking is but the intrepid effort of the soul to keep the open independence of her sea; while the wildest winds of heaven and earth conspire to cast her on the treacherous slavish shore. But as in landlessness alone resides the highest truth, shoreless, indefinite as God – so, better is it to perish in that howling infinite than be ingloriously dashed upon the lee, even if that were safety!" Herman Melville

"whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud" Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

"Ses mensonges sont les seules réalités, et, pour peu qu'on les aime d'un amour véritable, l'existence de ces choses qui sont autour de nous et qui nous subjuguaient, diminue peu à peu ; le pouvoir de nous rendre heureux ou malheureux se retire d'elles pour aller croître dans notre âme où nous convertissons la douleur en beauté." Marcel Proust, à propos de l'art

"[Men today] constantly try to escape
From the darkness outside and within
By dreaming of systems so perfect that no one will need to be good." T. S. Eliot

"I refuse to accept the idea that man is mere flotsam and jetsam in the river of life, unable to influence the unfolding events which surround him." Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Cast your whole vote, not a strip of paper merely, but your whole influence." Henry David Thoreau

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." Archbishop Desmond Tutu

"Never in history has violence been initiated by the oppressed. How could they be the initiators, if they themselves are the result of violence? How could they be the sponsors of something whose objective inauguration called forth their existence as oppressed? There would be no oppressed had there been no prior situation of violence to establish their subjugation. Violence is initiated by those who oppress, who exploit, who fail to recognise others as persons - not by those who are oppressed, exploited and unrecognised." Paulo Freire

"If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry." Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

"Whenever you feel like criticising anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had." F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

"Reserving judgments is a matter of infinite hope." F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

"Justice is indivisible. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Martin Luther King, Jr.

"La violence n'est pas un moyen parmi d'autres d'atteindre la fin, mais le choix délibéré d'atteindre la fin par n'importe quel moyen." Jean-Paul Sartre

"Love a man even in his sin, for that is the semblance of Divine Love and is the highest love on earth. Love all God's creation, the whole and every grain of sand in it. Love every leaf, every ray of God's light. Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. Once you perceive it, you will begin to comprehend it better every day. And you will come at last to love the whole world with an all-embracing love." Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it." Martin Luther King, Jr.

"… there would be no more force when after the revolution nobody lived off another man's work. … Police, governments, armies, presidents, kings … all that is force. Force is not real; it is illusion. The working man makes all that himself because he believes it. The day that we stop believing in money and property it will be like a dream when we wake up. We will not need bombs or barricades … Religion, politics, democracy all that is to keep us asleep … Everybody must go round telling people: Wake up!" John Dos Passos, Manhattan Transfer

"… I don't think a flourishing businessman is the highest ideal of human endeavor." John Dos Passos, Manhattan Transfer

"Some of the owner men were kind because they hated what they had to do, and some of them were angry because they hated to be cruel, and some of them were cold because they had long ago found that one could not be an owner unless one were cold. And all of them were caught in something larger than themselves." John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

"Contre l'hiver ils ont la rue, contre la neige ils ont la nudité, contre la faim ils ont le tas d'ordures voisin..." Victor Hugo

"The weight of the world
is love.
Under the burden
of solitude,
under the burden
of dissatisfaction

the weight,
the weight we carry
is love." Allen Ginsberg, Song

"the soul is innocent and immortal it should never die ungodly in an armed madhouse" Allen Ginsberg, Howl

"America why are your libraries full of tears?" Allen Ginsberg, America

"I also say it is good to fall, battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.

Vivas to those who have fail'd!
And to those whose war-vessels sank in the sea!
And to those themselves who sank in the sea!
And to all generals that lost engagements, and all overcome heroes!
And the numberless unknown heroes equal to the greatest heroes known!" Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

"Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Quand il faudra fermer le livre,
ce sera sans regretter rien.
J'ai vu tant de gens si mal vivre,
et tant de gens, mourir si bien." Louis Aragon

"The most shocking fact about war is that its victims and its instruments are individual human beings, and that these individual beings are condemned by the monstrous conventions of politics to murder or be murdered in quarrels not their own." Aldous Huxley

"Son of man,
You cannot say, or guess, for you know only
A heap of broken images, where the sun beats,
And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief,
And the dry stone no sound of water. Only
There is shadow under this red rock,
(Come in under the shadow of this red rock),
And I will show you something different from either
Your shadow at morning striding behind you
Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you:
I will show you fear in a handful of dust." T. S. Eliot, The Waste land

"And right action is freedom
From past and future also.
For most of us, this is the aim
Never here to be realised;
Who are only undefeated
Because we have gone on trying;" T. S. Eliot, The Dry Salvages

"Being in a minority, even a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad." George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four

"Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way." Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The air is full of cries. But habit is a great deadener." Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot

"The tears of the world are a constant quantity. For each one who begins to weep, somewhere else another stops." Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot

"I am defeated all the time; yet to Victory I am born." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Plus je songe à la vie humaine, plus je crois qu'il faut lui donner pour témoins et pour juges l'Ironie et la Pitié… L'Ironie et la Pitié sont deux bonnes conseillères; l'une, en souriant, nous rend la vie aimable; l'autre, qui pleure, nous la rend sacrée. L'Ironie que j'invoque n'est point cruelle. Elle ne raille ni l'amour ni la beauté. Elle est douce et bienveillante. Son rire calme la colère, et c'est elle qui nous enseigne à nous moquer des méchants et des sots, que nous pourrions, sans elle, avoir la faiblesse de haïr." Anatole France, Le Jardin d'Épicure

"Give not thyself up, then, to fire, lest it invert thee, deaden thee; as for the time it did me. There is a wisdom that is woe; but there is a woe that is madness. And there is a Catskill eagle in some souls that can alike dive down into the blackest gorges, and soar out of them again and become invisible in the sunny spaces. And even if he for ever flies within the gorge, that gorge is in the mountains; so that even in his lowest swoop the mountain eagle is still higher than other birds upon the plain, even though they soar." Herman Melville, Moby Dick

"Cowardice asks the question - is it safe? Expediency asks the question - is it politic? Vanity asks the question - is it popular? But conscience asks the question - is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it because it is right." Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Un jour viendra où je serai parmi
Les constructeurs d'un vivant édifice,
La foule immense où l'homme est un ami." Paul Éluard, La puissance de l'espoir

"… love is not love
which alters when it alteration finds,
or bends with the remover to remove:
o, no, it is an ever-fixed mark,
that looks on tempests and is never shaken;
it is the star to every wand'ring bark,
whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
within his bending sickle's compass come;
love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
but bears it out even to the edge of doom..." William Shakespeare, Sonnet 116

"The changing wisdom of successive generations discards ideas, questions facts, demolishes theories. But the artist appeals to that part of our being which is not dependent on wisdom; to that in us which is a gift and not an acquisition – and, therefore, more permanently enduring. He speaks to our capacity for delight and wonder, to the sense of mystery surrounding our lives; to our sense of pity, and beauty, and pain; to the latent feeling of fellowship with all creation – and to the subtle but invincible conviction of solidarity that knits together the loneliness of innumerable hearts, to the solidarity in dreams, in joy, in sorrow, in aspirations, in illusions, in hope, in fear, which binds men to each other, which binds together all humanity – the dead to the living and the living to the unborn." Joseph Conrad

“Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.” James Joyce

“When you visualized a man or woman carefully, you could always begin to feel pity – that was a quality God's image carried with it. When you saw the lines at the corners of the eyes, the shape of the mouth, how the hair grew, it was impossible to hate. Hate was just a failure of imagination.” Graham Greene, The Power and the Glory

“There are only two flags in the world henceforth: the red flag of democratic socialism and the black flag of capitalism, the flag of God and the flag of Mammon.” George Bernard Shaw

"True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; ... It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring." Martin Luther King, Jr.

“There is no folly of the beasts of the earth which is not infinitely outdone by the madness of men.“ Herman Melville

"Come near, that no more blinded by man's fate,
I find under the boughs of love and hate,
In all poor foolish things that live a day,
Eternal beauty wandering on her way." W. B. Yeats, To the Rose upon the Rood of Time

"The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human." Aldous Huxley

"If the Party could thrust its hand into the past and say of this or that event, it never happened - that, surely, was more terrifying than mere torture and death? ... And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed - if all records told the same tale - then the lie passed into history and became truth." George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four

"Was I sleeping while the others suffered? Am I sleeping now? Tomorrow, when I wake, or think I do, what shall I say of today? ... in all that what truth will there be?" Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot


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