Monday, January 04, 2010


January 4, 2010
Bombing Gaza
Revenge and Retaliation
over the past five days Israeli F-16 fighters have bombed Gaza City while tanks and missiles targeted several other areas in the Gaza strip of Palestine
Israelis attempted to assassinate the secretary-general of the PRC, the Palestinian Resistance Committee
co-ordinated with the timing of the Gaza Freedom March
directed against the Declaration in Cairo of the Gaza Freedom March both condemning the siege and demanding its lifting
against those who dared to speak out and demonstrate against the continuing Israeli murderous siege of Gaza
one cannot help but be reminded of the Zionist/Holocaust voices continuing to condemn the silence ordinary people maintained the face of the mass extermination of European Jewry during WWII
the fate of the Jewish woman from Breslau, the philosopher Edith Stein
main assistants of the philosopher Edward Husserl
forerunner of Martin Heidegger
who developed
which grounded one's

understanding of life within material existence, rather than in ideal, conceptual notions – an approach to human life not much different from historical materialism
She converted in 1922 to Roman Catholicism
enter religious life in 1933, becoming the Roman Catholic Carmelite nun Sister Teresa Benedicta in the Carmel of Cologne, St Maria von Frieden
rise of the Nazis
she and her sister Rosa
were transferred to the Carmel Convent in Echt, Holland
On July 20, 1942, the Dutch Bishops' Conference issued a statement which was read in all the churches condemning Nazi racism
on July 26, 1942, the Nazi government of occupied Holland, Reichkommissar Arthur Seyss-Inquart, ordered the arrest of all Jewish converts who had previously been spared from deportation. Stein and her sister Rosa were arrested and deported to Auschwitz on August 9, 1942, where they met their death.

Lynda Brayer is an Israeli human rights lawyer who represented Palestinians in the Israeli High Court of Justice for twelve years.

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