Friday, 16 January 2009

SPEAKING IN THE PARLIAMENT ABOUT GAZA

video

7 comments:

Irfan Ahmed said...

Chris,

You are the best MEP in the North West, great speach in Parliament.

Number 1 MEP!

Jim Wafaei said...

I was about to loos faith in the EU till I heard the voice of conscience by Mr Davies

bella said...

EXCELLENT SPEACH.

everyone is outraged by the situation in Gaza but not everybody is brave like you to tell the truth.

GGL said...

Chris, you're absolutely amazing. I can't really describe how I feel. I'm so so proud. If only we had more people like you...

I can only thank you deeply from the bottom of my heart, for your endless support for the voiceless and oppressed. Keep up the support. It's excellent, and very much appreciated.

God bless you,

Lara said...

Chris

Thanks so much for your honesty. Few people are telling the truth now about what is really hapening in Gaza. You went to the region and saw what the people of Gaza are facing there.

Israelis say that they won. I say yes, they did as no one can kill more than 400 children in such a brutal way nowadays as they did. What's more, no war crime charges has been brought against them. The EU leaders went to their land shaking hands with them, as a thank you for your mass murder of palastinians.

kk said...

I am your constituent, and I can confidently say that in this so-called democracy you are the only elected representative I have whose actions accord with my conscience.

Thanks for this speech. It needed to be said. Please continue your work on Palestine, not just in light of the current slaughter, but until people in both Gaza and the West Bank are treated with respect.

Peter Reilly said...

It is an uphill battle fighting Israeli spin and propaganda.
We must challenge all those who defend Israel or precede criticism of Israel with, "Israel has the right to defend itself" with the the statement "Palestinians have the right to defend themselves".
We must confront the Israeli assertion that “Israel has a right to exist”, with “Palestine has a right to exist”.
We must counter the claim that “Arabs want to wipe Israel off the map” with the truth that “it is Israel wiping Palestine off the map”.
We must answer the claim that “Arabs want to throw Jews into the sea”, with the reality that “Israel want to expel Palestinians into the desert”

A siege is an act of warfare. Occupying and stealing conquered land, bulldozing homes and farms, ethnic cleansing the indigenous population and moving in settlers on that land, killing and imprisoning those who resist, are acts of warfare.
Not content with taking 78% of historic Palestine, it is taking another 10% off the West Bank, and ethnically cleansing the land of Palestinians in the process. Hence, the Palestinian Diaspora.
Even within Israel, Israeli Arabs are discriminated and impoverished by Jewish laws and told that unless they accepted/recognised Israel as a Jewish State, they should leave.