why Palestine?

Down through the years many have inquired,

Why Palestine?

They have asked, why did you decide to enter the Palestinian struggle and devote your time and energy to this particular cause for the last 36 years?

Could it be that Palestine is the last, modern day example of the evil that is settler-colonialism, with a powerful non-native entity illegally occupying a land and forcing its will on an indigenous people, one that is guilty of ethnic-cleansing, oppression, repression and genocide?

Could it be that you are conscious of a time in the history of your own country when the exact thing happened and you feel it so deeply in your own soul that you will do anything humanly possible to prevent the same horror from repeating itself?

That your soul resonates with “this MUST NOT HAPPEN AGAIN?”

Could it be that you are very aware that your homeland is and has been funding the human tragedy in Palestine and this sickens you to the very core of your being and you believe that if the evil of the Zionist objective is stopped then humanity may have a chance of salvation?

Could it be that your homeland is funding this horror in violation of its own federal laws and has allowed a foreign government to take control while simultaneously allowing the entity to take over the minds of its citizens so completely that now your country and its people are also suffering from a foreign malevolent occupation?

Being occupied to the extent that it places the will of the foreign occupier before the best interests of its own citizens and prevents any and all efforts to hold the foreigner accountable for its crimes even vetoing any suggestion of investigation into its deeds and truth discovery?

An occupation by a foreign entity that has historically pulled your country into endless wars, robbed, threatened, deceived, intimidated, disrespected, and even murdered your own country’s citizens? Consistently?

A foreign government that has blatantly interfered with elections, policy, and attempted on numerous occasions to undermine whatever semblance of democracy exists in your patria?

Could it be that you have come to deeply believe that, ‘as goes Palestine, so goes the world and humanity?

To all of this there is an all-inclusive answer.

It most definitely could be.

Stephen Brackens Brinkley

21 April 2021

contact congress-stop israeli aggression!

Israel is the entity that terrorizes the entire Middle East and has no respect whatsoever of boundaries of the countries of the Middle East. It does as it wishes, bombs whoever it wishes, and kills whoever it wishes.

Israel acts without any fear or consideration of consequence, unbridled, and remains confident that the United States, by virtue of its UN Security Council veto, will prevent any attempt to hold it accountable for its actions.

In August 2019, Israel violated the airspace of three sovereign countries, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. Using drones, some armed with explosives, these unprovoked violations constitute an attack by Israel on sovereign nations.

No country should have the ability to do as it wishes against its neighbors with impunity and Israel is no exception, it must be held accountable.

Stop the misused U.S. Defense Aid to Israel.  Support United Nations Resolutions to hold Israel accountable for its crimes!

First, go to https://democracy.io/#!/, enter your street address, city, and zip code.  Then click on submit.

It will bring up the names of your U.S. Congresspersons.  Click the name of the Senators and/or House Representative you wish to write. Then click “Write to Them”.   On the new page, fill in the necessary information.  In the message section, please copy/paste (in bold) the following:

Israel is always claiming it has the right to defend itself and its borders (even though it has never designated what those borders are).

But, historically, Israel’s claims of just acting defensively are untrue.

Israel is the entity that terrorizes the entire Middle East and has no respect whatsoever of boundaries of the countries of the Middle East. It does as it wishes, bombs whoever it wishes, and kills whoever it wishes.

Israel acts without any fear or consideration of consequence, unbridled, and remains confident that the United States, by virtue of its UN Security Council veto, will prevent any attempt to hold it accountable for its actions.

The member states of the United Nations can override the U.S. Security veto (via UNGA Resolution 377 A, but as of yet have shown no willingness to do so on any serious attempt to hold Israel accountable for its crimes and ensure justice is done.

In August 2019, Israel violated the airspace of three sovereign countries, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. Using drones, some armed with explosives, these unprovoked violations constitute an attack by Israel on sovereign nations.

No country should have the ability to do as it wishes against its neighbors with impunity and Israel is no exception, it must be held accountable.

The United States should immediately stop its misused defense aid to Israel and should introduce and support a UN Security Council resolution to address these unprovoked attacks by Israel against sovereign nations.

The UN Member states should keep in mind that as Israel has shown total disregard for sovereign nations in these instances, it will have no hesitation to attack theirs either, should Israel feel the need to do so.

The U.S. must stop defending Israeli actions (i.e., the illegal occupation of Palestine, holding the Gazan people hostage, and its unprovoked aggression in the Middle East) which inflict terror on its neighbors and stop U.S. Defense aid to the rogue entity, aid which makes the USA complicit in its crimes.

Sincerely,

(Type your name here)

Fill out the remaining information in the boxes and then select for each Congressperson the topic area:  “Foreign Affairs” or “International Affairs”.

Click “Send” and there you have it!

And, CALL Your Congressperson! 

Go here:  https://www.callmycongress.com/  and type in your address.  CLICK “Find My Congress”.

The new page will open and show you your Congresspersons and their individual telephone numbers.

Call each one and tell them the following (Read what is in bold print):

“In August 2019, Israel violated the airspace of three sovereign countries, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. Using drones, some armed with explosives, these unprovoked violations constitute an attack by Israel on sovereign nations.

No country should have the ability to do as it wishes against its neighbors with impunity and Israel is no exception, it must be held accountable.

The USA gives Israel over 3 billion in Defense Aid every year. Stop the misused U.S. Defense Aid to Israel.

No U.S. veto for Israeli crimes at the United Nations Security Council!  Support United Nations Resolutions to hold Israel accountable for its crimes!”

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I ACCUSE YOU, HUMANITY !!!

*** I ACCUSE YOU, HUMANITY !!! ***J’ACCUSE HUMANITE !

Crying out to almighty God for redress and issuing an URGENT and DESPERATE CALL to the SOUL OF ALL HUMANITY, if indeed it still lives and is able to respond !

I raise my voice once again in DEFIANCE, PROTEST and ACCUSATION, as I did in October of 1982, in response to the horror that was Sabra and Shatila, actions that left me ashamed of being a member of the human race, shocked and in extreme disbelief at the silence of the entire world in its response to the atrocities that were committed there.

You did not echo our voices of PROTEST nor did you support our DEMANDS FOR JUSTICE.

That notwithstanding, because I cannot in conscience do otherwise, I STRENUOUSLY raise my voice once more and J’ACCUSE !

I ACCUSE YOU , YOU, the ENTIRE WORLD !

I ACCUSE YOU of silent indifference, unbelievable and inhumane apathy, permissive allowance and, by YOUR INACTION, of CONSENT to horrors that were and are being repeatedly wrought against your fellow brothers and sisters. I accuse you of REPEATEDLY blocking the investigation and administration of JUSTICE in CRIMES against the suffering PALESTINIAN PEOPLE, CRIMES which constitute CRIMES AGAINST ALL HUMANITY…of GENOCIDE, and COMPLICITY IN GENOCIDE ..of ETHNIC CLEANSING and COMPLICITY in and of the SAME..of the KIDNAPPING, IMPRISONMENT, TORTURE and MURDER of those who are the MOST DEFENSELESS..of the MOST VULNERABLE…of CHILDREN ! Indeed, I ACCUSE YOU of DEPRIVING them of their VERY LIVES in ABOMINABLE SCHEMES of MONSTROUS GREED and the ILLEGAL, IMMORAL and HEINOUS SALE of THEIR BODILY ORGANS !

Even as I REISSUE this call and again MAKE THESE ALLEGATIONS, I am PAINFULLY AWARE that my actions might be met with the SAME FATE as those of 1982.
I am also acutely AWARE that I am APPEALING to the SOUL and CONSCIENCE of ALL HUMANITY to STOP THESE HORRIBLE ACTIVITIES, to ARISE from its INACTION and embark on a PATH of REPENTANCE, REDEMPTION and CORRECTION.
I am PLEADING for nothing short of the RECLAMATION and RESTORATION of the VERY SOUL of HUMANITY !

PRAYING with my WHOLE HEART that YOU WILL HEAR, HEED and ACT UPON this CALL of my SOUL, a CALL that is being sent out to ANYONE, ANYTHING and EVERYTHING that is HOLY, MORAL, NOBLE and JUST !
Standing firm with INFINITE HOPE in YOUR RESPONSE,
With all the LOVE I KNOW,
Stephen.

P.S. Who can tell, even as I write this, perhaps a CHILD is being KIDNAPPED, IMPRISONED, TORTURED, and SEXUALLY ABUSED. After enduring this, he is MURDERED, his BODILY ORGANS HARVESTED, his BODY being RETURNED to his OVERWHELMED and GRIEF STRICKEN PARENTS minus VITAL ORGANS and with a HORRIBLE SCAR from the NAVEL UP TO THE THROAT ! This is not some scene from an Edgar Allen Poe HORROR STORY, this is an actual scenario that OUR BROTHERS and SISTERS FACE on a DAILY basis.

If there be any REMNANT of HUMANITY LEFT in this WORLD, PLEASE PLEASE, TAKE a few MINUTES and SAVE LIVES by SIGNING, SUPPORTING AND SHARING the PALESTINIAN PROTECTION PETITIONS ! BELOW ARE THE LINKS !

Here are the two protection petitions for Palestinians. Thank you for signing, for sharing and caring.

https://www.causes.com/…/96450-send-un2opts-un-force-to-pal…
https://www.causes.com/…/104156-have-israel-put-on-the-u-n-…

I would further request that you contact your leaders and voice your strong support for the indigenous Palestinian people. To assist you I have created a free resource, “The Palestinian Checklist” you may view it here:
https://goo.gl/EwjJv6 and you may download it in .pdf form here:
https://goo.gl/zJlvYA . PLEASE ACT AND ACT NOW!

“It is not the angry voices of our tormentors that will be remembered long after, it is the SILENCE of OUR FRIENDS.”
PLEASE , DON’T BE SILENT.
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

My Response to Prime Minister Netanyahu on his sending condolences over the Orlando tragedy

The following was sent to the prime minister of Israel 12 June 2016 in response to and on the occasion of his offering condolences to the United States of America in light of the tragic deaths which occurred in Orlando , FL.: in ENGLISH and HEBREW:

12 June 2016
Benjamin Netanyahu

Mr. Prime Minister,

How dare you offer condolences to anyone else in the world as a result of tragic loss!

How about offering condolences to the thousands upon thousands of Palestinian grandparents, parents, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and all family members who have been bereft of their loved ones by your draconian policies and brutal repression and oppression, especially targeting minor children in the Palestinian Occupied Territories?

How about offering condolences to the family members of the 500 children you have in Israeli prisons, unable to see their family members and being subjected to torture, sexual abuse and other horrors?

How about offering ongoing condolences to the victims of your thug settlers, living on stolen Palestinian land in defiance of International Law and terrorizing the Palestinian Arab communities?

How about offering condolences to the thousands of acres of Olive groves that have been supplanted and/or made unusable by Israel’s practice of spraying them with skunk sewer water?

How about offering ongoing condolences to the Dawabshe family , a family who has suffered immeasurable loss at the hands of your hooligan settlers?

How about offering condolences to the thousands of Palestinian patients who cannot, because of your damnable collective punishment checkpoints, enter other areas to get medical treatment and many of whom have died because of this vindictive behavior?

How about offering condolences to the thousands of families you have made homeless by the bulldozing of their homes because some relative of theirs may have had a run in with your unjust laws and brutal repressive policies?

How about offering condolences to the thousands of Palestinian Kids who have ongoing psychological traumas as a result of kidnappings, 3 am raids on their homes complete with machine guns and attack dogs , blindfolding them and leading them away in these early morning hours, refusing to allow a parent to accompany them, whisking them off into Israel detention centers in violation of International law, interrogating and threatening them without an adult or legal representation present and imprisoning them for indeterminate amounts of time without leveling charges against them?

Before you even think of or dare to offer condolences to America, Mr. Prime Minister, sweep your own damn door step off and stop the brutal oppression, repression and ethnic cleansing of the indigenous Palestinian people.

Palestine, it is true, runs foul because of the skunk sewer water you regularly spray on the 1,000 year old olive trees but it runs bright RED from innocent blood because of your ritual sacrifice of its children.

STOP THE REPRESSION! STOP THE OPPRESSION!
STOP THE GENOCIDE! END THE OCCUPATION!

Reverend Stephen Brackens Brinkley
San Diego, CA USA

המכתב המצורף נשלח לראש ממשלת ישראל,ב-12 ליוני 2016, בתגובה להבעת התנחומים שלו לממשלת ארצות הברית ולנפגעי פיגוע הטרור הטראגי באורלנדו
12 ביוני 2016
בנימין נתניהו
מר ראש הממשלה
איך אתה מעז להביע תנחומיך למישהו אחר בעולם שנפגע כתוצאה מאובדן טראגי! מה בדבר להציע תנחומיך לכל אלפי אלפים של סבים, הורים, אחים, אחיות, בנים, בנות, דודים, דודות, אחיינים, אחייניות וכל המשפחות שאיבדו את יקיריהם בגלל מדיניות החוקים הדרקוניים והדיכוי הברוטאלי של ממשלתך, ששמו לעצמם מטרה את הילדים בשטחים הכבושים?
מה בדבר להביע תנחומיך המתמשכים למשפחות 500 הילדים שיש לך בבתי הסוהר הישראליים, המנועים מלראות את משפחותיהם ונתונים לעינויים, התעללות מינית וזוועות אחרות?
מה בדבר להביע תנחומיך המתמשכים לכל קורבנות הבריונים המתנחלים שלך, החיים על אדמה גנובה תוך ביזוי החוק הבינלאומי ומשליטים טרור על הקהילות הפלשתיניות?
מה בדבר להביע תנחומיך לאלפי הדונמים של מטעי זיתים שעקרת ו/או הפכת ללא ניתנים לשימוש בנוהל ריסוסם במי ביוב באמצעות הבואש?
מה בדבר הבעת תנחומיך למשפחת דוואבשה. משפחה שסבלה אבדן שלא ניתן לתיאור, בידי המתנחלים החוליגאניים שלך?
מה בדבר הבעת תנחומיך לאלפי החולים הפלשתיניים אשר, בגלל העונשים הקולקטיביים הארורים שלך, המחסומים, מנועים להיכנס לאזורים בהם יוכלו לקבל טיפול רפואי, והרבה אחרים שמתו כתוצאה מהתנהגות נקמנית זו?
מה בדבר הבעת תנחומיך לכל אותן אלפי משפחות שהפכת להיות חסרי בית בהרסך את בתיהם, בגלל שקרוב משפחתם נקם בגלל חוקיך הלא חוקיים ומדיניות הדיכוי שלך?
מה בדבר הבעת תנחומיך לאלפי הילדים הפלשתינים שעוברים טראומות פסיכולוגיות מתמשכות כתוצאה מחטיפות, פשיטה לבתיהם ב-3 לפנות בוקר עם רובים וכלבי תקיפה, קשירה של עיניהם וחטיפתם בשעות מוקדמות אלו של בוקר, תוך סירוב להרשות להורה ללוותם, חטיפתם אל מתקני מעצר בתוך ישראל תוך ביזוי החוק הבינלאומי, חקירתם ואיומים עליהם בלי נוכחות מבוגר או מייצג משפטי שנוכח במקום, כליאתם לפרקי זמן לא מוגדרים בלי להביא ראיות כלשהן כנגדם?
לפני שאתה מעז להביע תנחומיך לאמריקה, אדון ראש הממשלה, טאטא את דלת הכניסה הארורה שלך והפסק את הדיכוי הברוטאלי, הטיהור האתני של הפלשתינים, ילידי המקום.
פלשתין, זה נכון, מתנהלת רע בגלל מי הביוב הבאושים שאתה מתיז באורח קבע על עצי זית בני 1,000 שנה שהופכים אדום בוהק מדם ילדים חפים מפשע אותם אתה מקריב לעולה.
עצור את הדיכוי! עצור את הדיכוי!
עצור את רצח העם! עצור את הכיבוש!
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