Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Students hurl eggs at Israeli ambassador's car in Turkey

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Israel/Palestine Donate to DU
 
bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 02:56 PM
Original message
Students hurl eggs at Israeli ambassador's car in Turkey
Israel's ambassador to Turkey was forced to cancel a university visit in the country's Black Sea region on Wednesday after a group of students pelted his car with eggs.

Ambassador Gabby Levy was scheduled to visit Karadeniz Teknik University in the port city of Trabzon where he was met by students protesting Israel's military operation in Gaza earlier this year.

Turkish television showed footage of the students shouting "Israel is a murderer." Police arrested 20 of the protesters, according to
the semi-official Anatolia Agency.

Levy, who is on a tour of the region, did not leave his car.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1125868.html
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
T Wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 03:54 PM
Response to Original message
1. He runs from EGGS? I know the Israelis are cowards and only like to fight unbalanced
battles against unarmed children. But EGGS!!!!!!!!!! And he had armed Turkish police protecting him.

Jesus, Gabby. You gotta be braver than that.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 04:01 PM
Response to Reply #1
2. Maybe they were hard-boiled eggs n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 05:06 PM
Response to Reply #1
3. "Israelis are cowards and only like to fight unbalanced battles against unarmed children"
People actually believe this?

And those who do are willing to make posts like this on this site?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 01:57 AM
Response to Reply #3
8. You never have a problem when similar stuff is posted about Arabs n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Jim Sagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 04:07 PM
Response to Reply #8
18. That's because similar stuff NEVER IS posted about Arabs here.
Edited on Thu Nov-05-09 04:07 PM by Jim Sagle
And THAT'S because the pro-Israelis on this site are not filthy rotten bigoted scum.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-06-09 01:53 AM
Response to Reply #18
20. Of course that sort of stuff is posted about Arabs. There's one in this thread...
And there are a few posters here at DU that are bigoted, and some of them are 'pro-Israeli'. Is the reason you totally ignore sweeping generalisations aimed at Arabs and Muslims because you actually agree with those sort of statements yrself?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Jim Sagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-07-09 12:28 AM
Response to Reply #20
21. There is no such statement about Arabs in this thread.
Your Orwellianism is beyond belief.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-07-09 12:59 AM
Response to Reply #21
22. Try reading post 6...
Edited on Sat Nov-07-09 01:01 AM by Violet_Crumble
It's right there in front of anyone who can read, and there's been many other comments in the past along those lines. Is the reason you totally ignore sweeping generalisations aimed at Arabs and Muslims because you actually agree with those sort of statements yrself?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 05:51 PM
Response to Reply #1
4. Do you make the same sweeping generalizations about other countries?
That statement reminds me of the right-wing calling the French 'cheese-eating surrender monkeys'.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 02:01 AM
Response to Reply #4
9. I noticed this thread's now got sweeping generalisations about both Israelis and Palestinians...
And while the one about Israelis copped some objections, the one about Palestinians is still standing unremarked upon after more than a few hours. I just wish people would knock it off no matter who it's aimed at, as it's all too regular in the I/P forum and gets really tiresome to see appearing time and time again....
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 02:20 AM
Response to Reply #9
10. I agree that there is far too much of both...
Not just in the forum but IRL!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 08:15 PM
Response to Reply #1
5. In Occupied Palestine, the IDF fires live bullets at rock throwing children
and the IDF shoots to kill. No remorse whatsoever. The "most moral" sociopathic army in the world!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
proteus_lives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 08:50 PM
Response to Reply #5
6. In "Occupied Palestine" They train children to but on bomb belts.
But your eyes are closed to Palestinian violence and responsibility aren't they? Typical I/P hypocrite.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Boojatta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 04:35 PM
Response to Reply #5
19. All armies are sociopathic.
Police are more sporting. When children throw rocks at police officers in any part of the world, it's good clean fun for everyone.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 08:54 PM
Response to Reply #1
7. Deleted message
Message removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
proteus_lives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 05:41 AM
Response to Original message
11. My comment gets deleted and t-wolf's stands......
Well I guess we know what bias the moderator has now.

:puke:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 07:49 AM
Response to Reply #11
12. I'm guessing it is a matter of personal attacks, as I missed your comment.
You are quite confused if you think the Mods have an anti-Israeli bias.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 02:26 PM
Response to Reply #11
15. The one where you made a sweeping generalisation about Palestinians is still standing...
Same as TWolf's one about Israelis still is. The one where you did nothing else but call another poster in this thread nanes is deleted, so it's got nothing to do with bias. The mods aren't biased, though I guess it's a testament to their success in trying to be fair that at times posters from both 'sides' will accuse them of being biased....
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 10:45 AM
Response to Original message
13. British students attempt 'citizen's arrest' of Israeli ambassador
<snip>

"Students at Nottingham University in England issued a citizens arrest for the Israeli ambassador who was on campus to give a lecture.

The students held a protest and disrupted the talk by Israeli Ambassador Ron Prosor.

Nottingham University was one of a number of British schools which faced student occupations of Administration buildings in January, when Israeli troops staged a massive invasion of the Gaza Strip.

The students held signs saying, Books not Bombs to challenge Israels ongoing blockade on the Gaza Strip.

The blockade prevents all imports into Gaza, including books, school supplies and medical supplies.

The one point four million people in Gaza are also subject to the blockade, prevented from leaving the Gaza Strip due to the Israeli control of all borders.

Students called the Gaza Strip the largest open-air prison on earth, due to this ongoing blockade.

They were unsuccessful in their attempted arrest of the Israeli ambassador, but British lawyers have filed a claim under the universal jurisdiction law that would require British police to arrest Israeli officials accused of war crimes."

more
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 12:27 PM
Response to Reply #13
14. While I agree with their general point, citizen's arrests begin at home
They could start by trying to make citizens arrests of those British politicians who collaborated in the war on Iraq.

Also, the ambassador presumably does not set policy.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 02:35 PM
Response to Reply #14
16. The ambassador does represent a country's policy. Plus Prosor is a wanker...
Edited on Thu Nov-05-09 02:38 PM by Violet_Crumble
With student protests, it's all about the theatrics and emotion anyway, and I bet they would have died of shock and not known what to do with him if they'd somehow succeeded in doing a citizen's arrest....

Did you hear about how the Doc Martin thrower at Cambridge was booed when he heckled the former Australian PM a few days ago? Unless the audience was filled with Young Liberals, I find that concern from students about manners rather than allowing someone to voice their opinion of a war criminal to be totally screwed up when it comes to priorities, and I do find it wrong that there seems to be a general support for heckling former and current Israeli leaders and representatives, but the same general support isn't there when it comes to the countries that actively participated in the invasion of Iraq...

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iTJE...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 03:27 PM
Response to Reply #16
17. Oh. I agree about his being a wanker!
Not sure you can be arrested for that, however, or most of our Parliament would be in jail. Which is an appropriate thought for the Fifth of November.

'I do find it wrong that there seems to be a general support for heckling former and current Israeli leaders and representatives, but the same general support isn't there when it comes to the countries that actively participated in the invasion of Iraq...'

Yes, that was really my point. There are lots of people who deserve a bit of heckling!


Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Wed Jul 17th 2019, 01:30 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Israel/Palestine Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC