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What happens to Americans Peacefully Protesting against Israel

Smearing Tristan Anderson By JAMI TARN
In a hate-filled column in the San Francisco Chronicle (“Tree sitter is not in Berkeley any more” - March 18, 2009), Debra J. Saunders insinuated that Tristan Anderson, still lingering in a coma in Tel Aviv after taking an Israeli tear gas canister to the face, costing him part of his frontal lobe and possibly his right eye, deserves this comeuppance for daring to join Palestinians in protest against Israel’s illegal Apartheid wall, which divides farmers from their olive groves in the West Bank town of Ni’ilin. (He was taking pictures far from the wall, well after the protest had subsided.) Let Saunders look at bloody video of my friend Tristan, a former Berkeley Oak Grove tree-sitter, and say to his parents or his girlfriend that he “found out in the worst way that political protest outside the Bay Area isn’t all energy bars and catch-and-release.”

To be so angry, Saunders must have spent a lot of time sitting in traffic laying on the horn during the march in Tristan’s name, 500 strong by my count, which began at the Israeli Consulate on March 16 and wended through downtown San Francisco.

After the march for Tristan returned to the Israeli Consulate, SFPD officers charged up onto the sidewalk and viciously clubbed people without provocation, as video posted online plainly shows, sending one protester to the hospital for nine staples to his head. A few days later, on the same day four Oakland police officers were murdered, seething San Francisco cops again clubbed peaceful antiwar protesters, sending several women to the hospital with head and rib injuries.

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At Tuesday, March 31, 2009, Blogger Sikander Hayat said...

Israel is making difficult for its friends in the Muslim world to stay friends with it by constantly killing innocent people. Be it Turkey or Egypt, Israel’s actions have made it near impossible for the governments in the said countries to overtly support it.


By Sikander Hayat

At Tuesday, March 31, 2009, Blogger fs said...

In the words of Carlin, this country was bought and paid for a long time ago. Americans started waking up to AIPAC and the overwhelming Israeli influence in their political system a couple years ago but it was too little too late. Capitol Hill has been Israeli occupied territory since the early 90's and the time to fight back against AIPAC and the jewish neo-conservatives who dominate our foreign policy was 10-15 years ago, not today. But those who control the media managed to trick Westerners into believing all was well with their government, when the reality was exactly the opposite...and THAT'S how we got to the point of no return we're at today.

And folks, the Israeli's aren't stopping with the U.S. They're mopping up with America and getting ready to dig their tentacles right into Europe as soon as they get the opportunity. This is their next move.

"Peres: EU should not reject upgrade of ties with Israel"



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