The ship carrying Mr. Neish was more political than humanitarian

I attended the presentation given by Kevin Neish last month at the Mir Centre for Peace.

I attended the presentation given by Kevin Neish last month at the Mir Centre for Peace.

The ship Mr. Neish was on was an IHH terrorist ship and not an NGO ship. Mr. Neish admitted the confrontation with the Israeli commandos was mostly political and a little humanitarian.

Israeli authorities had for two days been in contact with the flotilla. The orders were simple — come through Ashdad, be checked for weapons, etc., and Israel would even transport the aid to Gaza.

This was not the intent of the IHH ship. It was there for propaganda and to make Israel look like the villain.

Some other things to note. Palestinian Liberation Organization leader Zuheir Mohsen has been quoted as saying: “The Palestinian people do not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means of continue our struggle against the State of Israel for our Arab unity.”

The Palestinians themselves admit that the whole idea of a Palestinian nation is a lie.

Even the Koran says: “Pharaoh sought to scare the Israelites out of the land of Israel but Allah drowned Pharaoh together with all who were with him. And then Allah said to the Israelities: Dwell you Israelites in the land of Israel and when the promise of the hereafter comes to be fulfilled, Allah shall assemble the Israelites together in the land of Israel.”

If any nation tried to invade Canada or the United States we would be in warfare overnight. Israel gave part of their land to the Arabs in Gaza; the Arabs responded by lobbying thousands of rockets at Israeli civilians.

In the same situation, what would you do?

 

Val Leiding

Castlegar

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

An image from Castlegar city council on Zoom.
Castlegar council decides to keep meeting online

City council meetings will remain online at least until January

There has been COVID-19 exposures at two elementary schools in District 42. (Image courtesy CDC)
Interior Health reports 24 additional COVID-19 cases

This includes three school exposures in Kelowna

The portion of highway is down to single-lane alternating traffic. Photo: Connor Trembley
Commercial trailer catches fire near Castlegar

Traffic was delayed along Hwy 3

Numbers indicate positive COVID-19 tests, January through September. Map: BC Centre for Disease Control
Twenty-five cases of COVID-19 reported in Nelson, Castlegar and Trail in 2020

New data from the BC Centre for Disease Control shows numbers of cases per community

Castlegar Search and Rescue members practicing their skills at the Kinnaird Bluffs. Photo: submitted
Why search and rescue is a free, non-judgmental service in B.C.

Castlegar Search and Rescue talks about why they do what they do

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry arrives for briefing on the COVID-19 situation, B.C. legislature, Oct. 26, 2020 (B.C. government)
B.C. records 217 more COVID-19 cases, mask use urged

Infection spike continues, 21 senior facilities affected

An elderly woman wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 walks past an advertisement for a television series in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. has been under a COVID-19 state of emergency for more than half the year

Province has been under a state of emergency for 32 weeks – and counting

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 to win the baseball World Series in Game 6 Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
L.A. Dodgers beat Rays 3-1 to win 1st World Series title since 1988

National League champs claim crown in six games

Seven-year-old Aaliyah Rosa was found dead in an apartment in Langley in July. (Langley Advance Times files)
Child’s body cold, no pulse: Off-duty cop testifies in Langley mother’s murder trial

The seven-year-old girl’s mother faces a first-degree murder charge

People march during a climate strike in Montreal, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Judge rejects 15 youths’ climate change lawsuit against Canadian government

Justice Michael Manson has granted the government’s motion to strike the plaintiffs’ claim

A woman walks through check in at WestJet at Pearson International airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Strong support for pre-flight COVID testing ahead of upcoming WestJet trial: YVR

Airport is partnering with UBC, which is helping choose the method of pre-flight testing

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau provides an update on the COVID pandemic during a press conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Trudeau says pandemic ‘really sucks,’ and that Christmas gatherings are up in the air

The prime minister encouraged residents to continue to follow the advice of local health authorities

Most Read