Open Letter to US President Obama

President Obama: When does enough, become enough?

 

President Barack Obama

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20500

13 April 2016

 

Dear Mr. President,

When does enough, become enough?

Every single one of your predecessors have requested and/or demanded that Israel stop building settlements on occupied Palestinian land. Beginning with President Lyndon Johnson who stated, “the transfer of civilians to occupied areas, whether or not in settlements which are under military control, is contrary to Article 49 of the Geneva Convention, which states “The occupying Power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.” Speaking on behalf of President Richard Nixon, Charles Yost, U.N. Ambassador to the United Nations reaffirmed the position of the United States saying that Israel was an occupying power and was governed by international law concerning its actions. President Ford’s ambassador to the United Nations William Scranton said that resettlement of the Israeli civilian population was illegal and an obstacle to any kind of resolution in Palestine.

His successor, President Carter, spelled it out even more succinctly, stating that, “We consider it to be contrary to International Law.” Invoking Article 49, paragraph 6, of the Fourth Geneva Convention he stated that they [settlements] are illegal and that [the convention] applied to the territories.” He called this issue an impediment to any successful conclusion of the Middle East peace process. President Reagan supported a settlement freeze by Israel, calling the building of settlements ill-advised and unnecessarily provocative, as they were in no way necessary for the security of Israel.

George H. W. Bush said that U.S. policy was firm and that there “should be no new settlements in the West Bank or in East Jerusalem.” His ambassador to the United Nations Thomas Pickering had already made this statement previously, “Since the end of the 1967 war, the United States has regarded Israel as the occupying power in the occupied territories, which includes the West Bank, Gaza, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. The U.S. considers Israel’s occupation to be governed by the Hague Regulations of 1907 and the 1949 Geneva Conventions concerning the protection of civilian populations under military occupation.”

President Clinton called the expansion of settlements counterproductive to a solution and would ultimately threaten the security of the Israel, the Palestinians, the Arab states and the U.S., while his successor President George W. Bush, your predecessor, went on record as saying that, “the U.S. has long opposed settlement activity and, consistent with the report of the Mitchell committee, settlement activity MUST STOP.”

That brings us to you, Mr. President. You and your administration. Israel has not given the level of disrespect that it has given to you to any of your predecessors. During the visit of Vice President Biden to Israel, in March of this year, the Israeli Civil Administration’s Head of Government Property signed a declaration according to which 2,342 dunams (580 acres) became the property of Israel. If that is not the height of disrespect, I don’t know what is. Israel has flipped you the bird, Mr. President, repeatedly. They do as they like with impunity. And for their ludicrous behavior they get rewarded?

Mr. President you have stated again and again that the settlement building activities of Israel must stop. Yet they have not stopped, indeed they have escalated at an ever alarming rate. There will come before you (the UNSC) shortly a UN Resolution put forth by the Palestinian Representative to the United Nations regarding these aforementioned settlements. I urge you to do the right thing and put a halt to the illegal settlement activities in the Occupied Territories.

This is your last term, Mr. President, you will be leaving and your legacy will have been established.You have a chance to write your final chapter decisions and base them on standing up for international law and human rights. Don’t miss this opportunity, Mr. President, do the right thing. Stand up for the Palestinian people and stop the robbery and terroristic activities of Israel. God knows the indigenous people have suffered enough.

Sincerely,

Reverend Stephen Brackens Brinkley
San Diego, CA 92101 USA

BASTA ! ENOUGH ! KHALAS ! A CALL TO ACTION !!!

THIS IS A POWERFUL CALL TO THE CONSCIENCE OF THE WORLD !!!

DOING NOTHING IMPLIES CONSENT AND WE WILL NOT BE SILENCED !!!

WORLD, STEP UP AND DO YOUR DUTY TO HUMANITY !!!!

WE DEMAND UN PROTECTION FORCE TO THE ISRAELI OCCUPIED TERRITORIES NOW !!!

SIGN and SHARE THE PETITION NOW TO DEMAND PROTECTION FOR THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE !!!

PETITION SITE: Bthechange

BROTHERS AND SISTERS, SIGN and SHARE THIS DEMAND FOR OUR PALESTINIAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS SAFETY !!!

Israeli Military run over Palestinian boy , won’t allow Paramedics to attend him, then tear gas the Paramedics!

This video shows the IOF/IDF (Israeli Occupying Force/Israeli Defense Force) running over a young Palestinian boy. When the paramedics arrive, the soldiers refuse to allow the Paramedics to
attend the injured boy and begin roughing them up. They insist that they need to attend medically to the injured boy, but as they are Arabs, the Israeli military treat them like they would
a criminal and begin spraying tear gas in the eyes of the Paramedics every one of them and subsequently the Paramedics themselves end up requiring medical assistance. The soldier in charge is absolutely out of control spraying tear gas at every Arab he sees.

The Israeli Military has a long history of brutalizing the Arab Population and recently have been targeting more and more the elderly, women and children. It is absolutely critical that an International Force be sent to the Israeli Occupied Territories in Palestine to protect the civilian population, half of whom are children.

“There won’t be any school tomorrow in Gaza, because we’ve killed all the Children!”

Brothers and Sisters, this photo truly breaks my heart.

This was after the ruthless invasion and attack of over a year ago by the Occupying Force Israel against the men, women and children of beloved Gaza. Seven weeks of living hell perpetrated against one of the most densely situated civilian populations in the world.

Nowhere to flee, nowhere to protect your babies, your loved ones. It was not a war, brothers and sisters, it was a massacre. In this photograph, young Israeli children are chanting, “There won’t be school in Gaza tomorrow, because we killed all the children.”

My God, such a thing for children to be thinking, let alone chanting out loud. No child is born hating another because of differences in skin color or language or religion. These things are taught. Children come to us so innocent, so precious, so impressionable. It is a mortal sin of the worst kind to fill their minds, hearts and souls with this poison, of hatred, bigotry and intolerance. The children in this photo are also victims , victims of a racist, apartheid system that keeps them completely isolated from their Palestinian child neighbors, so that their role models, the significant adults in their lives, can inculcate and cultivate this hateful perception and mindset.

Brothers and Sisters, we watch with horror what is transpiring in the Occupied Territories right now and one can plainly see the design of the occupying force and who it is focused on. It’s the children ! My God, what kind of monsters seek out to destroy innocents?

For this reason it IS IMPERATIVE that an international protection force be sent immediately to protect our Arab brothers and sisters and the little ones in Palestine! I beg you, please , in the name of God, in the name of humanity, in the name of these innocents, to support this campaign while they are still alive and able to be protected.

Please SIGN and SHARE these two petitions. God knows this is the absolute right thing to do. Please, if you can’t or won’t do it for your sake, or for my sake, might you be able to do it for THEIR sake, for the sake of the little ones? God knows they have a right to live , to have a secure and happy childhood and realize their dreams. I thank you from the depths of my heart and may God bless you and may He especially bless and protect these precious children. Amen.

Please family, click on the link below and show the world that we care. We care about our children. With all the love I know, Stephen.

http://bit.ly/1Q0T95j2015-10-19_160415