Israel-Hamas War

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#50WAR
Posted: 11/25/23 at 6:28pm

It is WONDERFUL to see some hostages being released this evening.

P.S. No, Highland Guy, it was not me who removed the subject header... if that's what you were testing.


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#51Israel-Hamas War
Posted: 11/26/23 at 12:49pm

indecision


Non sibi sed patriae

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#52"Israel-Hamas War"
Posted: 11/26/23 at 3:09pm

Do you have anything of substance to add to the conversation, Highland Guy?


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#53Israel-Hamas War
Posted: 11/26/23 at 3:23pm

Trolls are so tedious.


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#54"Israel-Hamas War"
Posted: 11/26/23 at 3:51pm

I am NOT a troll, and I would appreciate it if you would stop calling me one just because you are unable to fathom any perspective that is different to your own. Thank you.


Beyoncé is not an ally. Actions speak louder than words, Mrs. Carter. #Dubai #$$$

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#55Israel-Hamas War
Posted: 11/27/23 at 2:25pm

Continuing to send strength and love to the innocent victims of the Israel-Hamas War, especially the children.


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#56Israel-Hamas War
Posted: 11/27/23 at 2:39pm

How exactly, or is that just a meaningless platitude?

We need to actually DO something.


Beyoncé is not an ally. Actions speak louder than words, Mrs. Carter. #Dubai #$$$

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#57Israel-Hamas War
Posted: 11/27/23 at 3:53pm

Calling all Anglophiles! September 29 1923  Does this date mean anything to you?

No? Well, let me tell you. This was the day that Palestine became part of the British Empire. Almost exactly a century before the recent atrocities of October 7. Arguably it was this fateful day that set the ball rolling, leading to the avalanche of horror that we see now.

A new book, by Matthew Parker, looks at the Empire across the globe on this date and how it was the beginning of the end. "One Fine Day" is out now. Recommended reading. Especially for those who still blindly worship the relics of this Empire. A little education can make the world a safer place.


Beyoncé is not an ally. Actions speak louder than words, Mrs. Carter. #Dubai #$$$

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#58Israel-Hamas War
Posted: 1/8/24 at 10:41am

What progress has been made since this thread was last on top of the board?

Sad.


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#59Israel-Hamas War
Posted: 1/11/24 at 11:48am

South Africa taking a case against Israel in The Hague today.


Beyoncé is not an ally. Actions speak louder than words, Mrs. Carter. #Dubai #$$$

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#60Israel-Hamas War
Posted: 1/12/24 at 11:18am

The only party who has committed a genocide is literally Hamas (they are very clear about their intentions), and it is absolutely disgusting to see people be sympathetic to this genocide while also accusing Israel of genocide. Although I’m concerned about the civilian casualties in Gaza, this false moral equivalency needs to stop now. How many women should the IDF rape, how many grandmothers should they kidnap, how many bodies should they dismember to ‘respond’ to the atrocities of October 7th in a ‘fair’ way? It doesn’t make sense. Hamas need to be disarmed and destroyed - unfortunately because Gaza is so densely populated it makes it hard. But Israel’s intentions are obviously not genocide. I’ve never heard of a genocide where the attacking party warns the victims to leave. I’m sure the victims of October 7th would have appreciated a warning before they were brutally raped, tortured and killed. 


"You can't overrate Bernadette Peters. She is such a genius. There's a moment in "Too Many Mornings" and Bernadette doing 'I wore green the last time' - It's a voice that is just already given up - it is so sorrowful. Tragic. You can see from that moment the show is going to be headed into such dark territory and it hinges on this tiny throwaway moment of the voice." - Ben Brantley (2022) "Bernadette's whole, stunning performance [as Rose in Gypsy] galvanized the actors capable of letting loose with her. Bernadette's Rose did take its rightful place, but too late, and unseen by too many who should have seen it" Arthur Laurents (2009) "Sondheim's own favorite star performances? [Bernadette] Peters in ''Sunday in the Park,'' Lansbury in ''Sweeney Todd'' and ''obviously, Ethel was thrilling in 'Gypsy.'' Nytimes, 2000
Updated On: 1/12/24 at 11:18 AM

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#61Israel-Hamas War
Posted: 1/12/24 at 12:13pm

South Africa argue that even the egregious acts of Oct 7 can not be enough to justify a breach of the Genocide Convention. They say "a systematic pattern of conduct from which genocide - as set out in Article 11 - can be inferred." Relentless bombardment calculated to cause catastrophic hunger, dehydration, and disease, in addition to the 23,000 deaths already... then on top of that a blockade designed to impede the delivery of humanitarian aid... can NOT be justified, and that all human life is equal.

Warnings to evacuate only count for so much when the victims have no place to go.


Beyoncé is not an ally. Actions speak louder than words, Mrs. Carter. #Dubai #$$$

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#62Israel-Hamas War
Posted: 1/13/24 at 3:52am

One thing I have assumed of course is that Israel is being honest in its dealings. It is good that this is now in court because if Israel are sincere they should be able to provide sufficient evidence to explain their actions. If they can't or if it turns out they have not been honest of course I'm open to the idea that something more insidious is going on. 


"You can't overrate Bernadette Peters. She is such a genius. There's a moment in "Too Many Mornings" and Bernadette doing 'I wore green the last time' - It's a voice that is just already given up - it is so sorrowful. Tragic. You can see from that moment the show is going to be headed into such dark territory and it hinges on this tiny throwaway moment of the voice." - Ben Brantley (2022) "Bernadette's whole, stunning performance [as Rose in Gypsy] galvanized the actors capable of letting loose with her. Bernadette's Rose did take its rightful place, but too late, and unseen by too many who should have seen it" Arthur Laurents (2009) "Sondheim's own favorite star performances? [Bernadette] Peters in ''Sunday in the Park,'' Lansbury in ''Sweeney Todd'' and ''obviously, Ethel was thrilling in 'Gypsy.'' Nytimes, 2000

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#63“Israel-Hamas War”
Posted: 1/21/24 at 8:03pm

Bibi says this will go on for months yet.

What is his endgame? Surely he realizes that for every terrorist he kills, he is creating two more? Perhaps why the legal case investigating genocide has credence... I just can not see any end to this horror.


Beyoncé is not an ally. Actions speak louder than words, Mrs. Carter. #Dubai #$$$

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#64“Israel-Hamas War”
Posted: 1/29/24 at 7:50pm

Sadly, I was unable to comment on last week’s ruling from the International Court of Justice. Genocide can not be allowed.

I say “sadly” because it just illustrates the sheer INJUSTICE of this world. An innocuous joke about a privileged monarch leads to immediate punishment for me, but something actually MONUMENTALLY IMPORTANT such as ongoing slaughter of innocent children can continue unstopped. Life is a b I t c h .


Beyoncé is not an ally. Actions speak louder than words, Mrs. Carter. #Dubai #$$$

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#65“Israel-Hamas War”
Posted: 2/2/24 at 12:21pm

“The United States has long been a supporter of Israel, but our policy is for a 2 state solution with security safeguards. Netanyahu has publicly ruled this out so it is time for a new government that at a minimum, tries to achieve it”

Barbra Streisand, today


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#66“Israel-Hamas War”
Posted: 2/3/24 at 7:39am

You can’t have a two state solution anymore when one state (Israel) is shamelessly colonising the West Bank and another ‘state’ (Palestine) want to see Israel destroyed. This dream died a long time ago, maybe in 1948. I can’t see this conflict ever ending now in our life time. 


"You can't overrate Bernadette Peters. She is such a genius. There's a moment in "Too Many Mornings" and Bernadette doing 'I wore green the last time' - It's a voice that is just already given up - it is so sorrowful. Tragic. You can see from that moment the show is going to be headed into such dark territory and it hinges on this tiny throwaway moment of the voice." - Ben Brantley (2022) "Bernadette's whole, stunning performance [as Rose in Gypsy] galvanized the actors capable of letting loose with her. Bernadette's Rose did take its rightful place, but too late, and unseen by too many who should have seen it" Arthur Laurents (2009) "Sondheim's own favorite star performances? [Bernadette] Peters in ''Sunday in the Park,'' Lansbury in ''Sweeney Todd'' and ''obviously, Ethel was thrilling in 'Gypsy.'' Nytimes, 2000
Updated On: 2/3/24 at 07:39 AM

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#67“Israel-Hamas War”
Posted: 2/3/24 at 8:08am

Jay Lerner-Z said: "Sadly, I was unable to comment on last week’s ruling from the International Court of Justice. Genocide can not be allowed.

I say “sadly” because it just illustrates the sheer INJUSTICE of this world. An innocuous joke about a privileged monarch leads to immediate punishment for me, but something actually MONUMENTALLY IMPORTANT such as ongoing slaughter of innocent children can continue unstopped. Life is a b I t c h .
"

Or maybe the world is a little more complicated than you believe it to be…


"You can't overrate Bernadette Peters. She is such a genius. There's a moment in "Too Many Mornings" and Bernadette doing 'I wore green the last time' - It's a voice that is just already given up - it is so sorrowful. Tragic. You can see from that moment the show is going to be headed into such dark territory and it hinges on this tiny throwaway moment of the voice." - Ben Brantley (2022) "Bernadette's whole, stunning performance [as Rose in Gypsy] galvanized the actors capable of letting loose with her. Bernadette's Rose did take its rightful place, but too late, and unseen by too many who should have seen it" Arthur Laurents (2009) "Sondheim's own favorite star performances? [Bernadette] Peters in ''Sunday in the Park,'' Lansbury in ''Sweeney Todd'' and ''obviously, Ethel was thrilling in 'Gypsy.'' Nytimes, 2000

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#68“Israel-Hamas War”
Posted: 2/20/24 at 1:10pm

Good to see the US use the word “ceasefire” at the UN. As Lizzo might say, about damn time.


Beyoncé is not an ally. Actions speak louder than words, Mrs. Carter. #Dubai #$$$
Updated On: 2/20/24 at 01:10 PM

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#69“Israel-Hamas War”
Posted: 2/27/24 at 7:46pm

Should Israel be banned from this year's Olympics?


Beyoncé is not an ally. Actions speak louder than words, Mrs. Carter. #Dubai #$$$

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#70“Israel-Hamas War”
Posted: 6/5/24 at 12:36pm

Eight months on...

... do we all still feel the same? Have our opinions changed?

How much hope remains ?


Beyoncé is not an ally. Actions speak louder than words, Mrs. Carter. #Dubai #$$$

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#71“Israel-Hamas War”
Posted: 6/7/24 at 3:34pm

More wanton blood and complete disregard for human life from Bibi since I posted my last comment.


Beyoncé is not an ally. Actions speak louder than words, Mrs. Carter. #Dubai #$$$


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