Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Israel’s Deadly Tear Gas Made in USA

by Ira Chernus, CommonDreams.org, January 4, 2011

The Israeli peace movement is coming back to life, supporting the Palestinian nonviolent resistance to the occupation. And the Israelis are proving themselves just as nonviolent. In fact, they’re becoming exceedingly polite and courteous.

The other day they found a bunch of things marked “Made in USA” lying on the ground. They figured some Americans must have lost them. To make sure those things got returned, the peace activists delivered them directly to James Cunningham, the U.S. ambassador to Israel, at his own residence, in the middle of the night, when they were sure to find him at home.

Apparently the ambassador did not appreciate the courteous gesture. The police quickly arrived, broke up the action, arrested eleven people, and found a way to keep them jailed on trumped up charges.

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