Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Israeli Arabs Call for General Strike

Action Against Wave of "Racist" Measures

By JONATHAN COOK in Nazareth

"The increasingly harsh political climate in Israel under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing government has prompted the leadership of the country’s 1.3 million Arab citizens to call the first general strike in several years.

The one-day stoppage is due to take place on October 1, a date heavy with symbolism because it marks the anniversary of another general strike, in 2000 at the start of the second intifada, when 13 Arab demonstrators were shot dead by Israeli police [COMMENT: Will this mark the beginning of the Third Intifada? It seems that the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Bantustans are too busy to start an Intifada; so the Palestinians in Israel will have to do it. Those in the two Bantustans are too busy with their tribal dispute about imaginary authority and power while the land disappears from under their feet.]........."

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