But it’s not on any map that I look at.
It doesn’t have any actual geographic boundaries, which means it can basically exist everywhere and encompass everything.
So… we’re talking about Narnia.
Palestine as a term stretches back to Egyptian times and has always referred to the land between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. This is literally a wikipedia search away.
I’m about two posts away from adding CommunismKills to Tumblr Savior and honestly don’t understand why you all bother (same goes for LuchadoreOfLiberty) BUT VIA FromPalestineWithLove an passport, from 1953, recognizing Palestine with Jerusalem as its capital:
Also, regardless of even Wikipedia it is pretty easy to obtain a history of Palestine and its borders and colonialism in the region and etc…
But also also also also also: Let us say hypothetically, for only a moment, that we are ignoring history and facts and all those things and say there was no location or country or thing which could be called Palestine, does that change one iota that what Israel has done is systematic robbery of land and ethnic cleansing? no, it would not change that. OK, back to reality now where there is an actual “thing” called Palestine consisting of not just land but actual human beings who Historically identify as Palestinian (despite what racist shitheads might say to try and justify their crimes)
But just in case that wasn’t enough for you….
Here’s a map from 1783 labeling Palestine:
Here’s a map from the 1800s identifying Palestine:
and finally here is a map from fucking 1650 labeling and identifying Palestine:
There’s your fucking maps. Happy?
Moral of the story: Add CommunismKills to your Tumblr Savior, do yourself and us all favor.
Imagine if a member of Team USA Basketball - let’s say Kobe Bryant – had been traveling to an international tournament only to be seized by a foreign government and held in prison for three years without trial or even hearing the charges for which he was imprisoned. Imagine if Kobe was allowed no visitors from family or friends. Imagine if he was left no recourse but to effectively end any future prospects as a player by terminating his own physical health by going on a hunger strike. Chances are we’d notice, yes? Chances are the story would lead SportsCenter and make newspaper covers across the world. Chances are all the powerful international sports organizations - the IOC, FIFA – would treat the jailing nation as a pariah until Kobe was free. And chances are that even Laker-haters would wear buttons that read, “Free Kobe.”
This is what has happened to Palestinian national soccer team member Mahmoud Sarsak.
I don’t think the ICC has deliberately targeted weaker, poorer African countries. In my view, what is being targeted is not any country, what is being targeted is impunity, which is more rampant in that particular continent than any other part of the world.
Judge Sang-Hyun Song, President of the International Criminal Court, being a typical shitheel for the organization which, as John Glaser points out, has rejected the Palestinian bid to investigate Israel’s repeated and unchallenged war crimes.
And of course the big elephant in the room as far “war crimes” and “impunity” is the biggest, baddest war monster of them all, America:
Nixon: The only place where you and I disagree … is with regard to the bombing. You’re so goddamned concerned about civilians and I don’t give a damn. I don’t care.
Kissinger: I’m concerned about the civilians because I don’t want the world to be mobilized against you as a butcher.
Nixon wasn’t even indicted before he was pardoned, and that wasn’t even for War Crimes. Kissinger meanwhile still freely walks about, collects money for talking to people about things where his opinion is apparently, somehow valued…