Israeli prison is filled with Ethiopians – Cynthia McKinney


Cynthia McKinney Letter from an Israeli Jail

This is Cynthia McKinney and I’m speaking from an Israeli prison cellblock in Ramle. [I am one of] the Free Gaza 21, human rights activists currently imprisoned for trying to take medical supplies to Gaza, building supplies – and even crayons for children; I had a suitcase full of crayons for children.

While we were on our way to Gaza the Israelis threatened to fire on our boat, but we did not turn around. The Israelis highjacked and arrested us because we wanted to give crayons to the children in Gaza. We have been detained, and we want the people of the world to see how we have been treated just because we wanted to deliver humanitarian assistance to the people of Gaza.

At the outbreak of Israel’s Operation Cast Lead [in December 2008], I boarded a Free Gaza boat with one day’s notice and tried, as the US representative in a multi-national delegation, to deliver three tons of medical supplies to an already besieged and ravaged Gaza.

During Operation Cast Lead, US-supplied F-16s rained hellfire on a trapped people. Ethnic cleansing became full-scale, outright genocide. US-supplied white phosphorus, depleted uranium, robotic technology, DIME weapons, and cluster bombs – new weapons creating injuries never treated before by Jordanian and Norwegian doctors. I was later told by doctors who were there in Gaza during Israel’s onslaught that Gaza had become Israel’s veritable weapons testing laboratory, people used to test and improve the kill ratio of their weapons.

The world saw Israel’s despicable violence thanks to Al-Jazeera Arabic and Press TV that broadcast in English. I saw those broadcasts live and around the clock, not from the USA but from Lebanon, where my first attempt to get into Gaza had ended because the Israeli military rammed the boat I was on in international water… It’s a miracle that I’m even here to write about my second encounter with the Israeli military, again a humanitarian mission aborted by the Israeli military.

The Israeli authorities have tried to get us to confess that we committed a crime… I am now known as Israeli prisoner number 88794. How can I be in prison for collecting crayons to kids?

Zionism has surely run out of its last legitimacy if this is what it does to people who believe so deeply in human rights for all that they put their own lives on the line for someone else’s children. Israel is the fullest expression of Zionism, but if Israel fears for its security because Gaza’s children have crayons then not only has Israel lost its last shred of legitimacy, but Israel must be declared a failed state.

I am facing deportation from the state that brought me here at gunpoint after commandeering our boat. I was brought to Israel against my will. I am being held in this prison because I had a dream that Gaza’s children could color and paint, that Gaza’s wounded could be healed, and that Gaza’s bombed-out houses could be rebuilt.

But I’ve learned an interesting thing by being inside this prison. First of all, it’s incredibly black: populated mostly by Ethiopians who also had a dream… like my cellmates, one who is pregnant. They are all are in their twenties. They thought they were coming to the Holy Land. They had a dream that their lives would be better… The once proud, never-colonized Ethiopia [has been thrown into] the back pocket of the United States, and become a place of torture, rendition, and occupation. Ethiopians must free their country because superpower politics [have] become more important than human rights and self-determination.

My cellmates came to the Holy Land so they could be free from the exigencies of superpower politics. They committed no crime except to have a dream. They came to Israel because they thought that Israel held promise for them. Their journey to Israel through Sudan and Egypt was arduous. I can only imagine what it must have been like for them. And it wasn’t cheap. Many of them represent their family’s best collective efforts for self-fulfilment. They made their way to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. They got their yellow paper of identification. They got their certificate for police protection. They are refugees from tragedy, and they made it to Israel, only after they arrived Israel told them, “There is no UN in Israel.”

The police here have license to pick them up and suck them into the black hole of a farce for a justice system. These beautiful, industrious and proud women represent the hopes of entire families. The idea of Israel tricked them and the rest of us. In a widely propagandized slick marketing campaign, Israel represented itself as a place of refuge and safety for the world’s first Jews and Christians. I too believed that marketing and failed to look deeper.

The truth is that Israel lied to the world. Israel lied to the families of these young women. Israel lied to the women themselves who are now trapped in Ramle’s detention facility. And what are we to do? One of my cellmates cried today. She has been here for six months. As an American, crying with them is not enough. The policy of the United States must be better, and while we watch President Obama give 12.8 trillion dollars to the financial elite of the United States it ought now be clear that hope, change, and “yes we can” were powerfully presented images of dignity and self-fulfilment, individually and nationally, that besieged people everywhere truly believed in.

It was a slick marketing campaign as slickly put to the world and to the voters of America as was Israel’s marketing to the world. It tricked all of us but, more tragically, these young women.

We must cast an informed vote about better candidates seeking to represent us. I have read and re-read Dr Martin Luther King, Jr’s letter from a Birmingham jail. Never in my wildest dreams would I have ever imagined that I too would one day have to [write one]. It is clear that taxpayers in Europe and the US have a lot to atone for, for what they’ve done to others around the world.

What an irony! My son begins his law school program without me because I am in prison, in my own way trying to do my best, again, for other people’s children. Forgive me, my son. I guess I’m experiencing the harsh reality which is why people need dreams. [But] I’m lucky. I will leave this place. Has Israel become the place where dreams die?

Ask the people of Palestine. Ask the stream of black and Asian men whom I see being processed at Ramle. Ask the women on my cellblock. [Ask yourself:] What are you willing to do?

Let’s change the world together and reclaim what we all need as human beings: Dignity. I appeal to the United Nations to get these women of Ramle, who have done nothing wrong other than to believe in Israel as the guardian of the Holy Land, resettled in safe homes. I appeal to the United State’s Department of State to include the plight of detained UNHCR-certified refugees in the Israel country report in its annual human rights report. I appeal once again to President Obama to go to Gaza: send your special envoy, George Mitchell there, and to engage Hamas as the elected choice of the Palestinian people.

I dedicate this message to those who struggle to achieve a free Palestine, and to the women I’ve met at Ramle.

This is Cynthia McKinney, July 2nd 2009, also known as Ramle prisoner number 88794.

(Cynthia McKinney is a former Democratic US congresswoman, Green Party presidential candidate, and an outspoken advocate for human rights and social justice. The first African-American woman to represent the state of Georgia, McKinney served six terms in the US House of Representatives, from 1993-2003, and from 2005-2007. McKinney’s remarks are transcribed here from a telephone call received by WBAIX.org.)


21 comments on “Israeli prison is filled with Ethiopians – Cynthia McKinney

  1. ras on

    One has to solve his/her own issues before jumping to tackle global politics.

  2. samnv on

    dear cynthia mckinney don’t expect anything good from zionist jew leadership,i am sure you know who killed our savior jesus christ,my ethiopian people are the true israelite people but some evil people in the past distorted and minpulated the truth for their own evil agenda today,the people called jew today are not the real jew,their orgin was from russia and turkey area which was called kharazan kingdom,if the jew was a real god chosen people they will behave like one but god never chose a group of people,god will judge every individual according to our sin.

  3. Assta B. Gettu on

    Qaliti Jail has followed the Ethiopian Jews to the land of Israel.

    When some of the Ethiopian Black Jews left their homeland for the promised land of the Jews, they never anticipated they would be greeted by the angels of darkness – the Israeli police who picked them up on arrival and put them into the darkest and blackest Ramle Jail.

    In this dark jail, it is hardly to find any other Israeli Jews except the Ethiopian Black Jews, perhaps hundreds or thousands of theme in their twenties incarcerated instead of being helped, humiliated instead of being praised for crossing the Sudan desert, risking their lives, and arriving in Israel after a long journey from Ethiopia to the promised land.

    In the old days, when the Ethiopian Christian pilgrims arrived in Jerusalem, carrying gifts with them, they were welcomed by the citizens of the Holy land, given lodgings, and allowed to stay there if they wanted to. Nowadays, instead of lodgings, Ethiopian Jews were given prison terms as criminals because of their color skins and nationalities.

    To demonstrate the cruelties of the Israeli authorities, the Jewish police have also put into this dark jail an Ethiopian Jewish pregnant girl; she may give birth while in jail without a doctor’s help, and if such things happen, it will tarnish the moralities of the Jewish people all over the world if in fact they have any.

    The report from the former Congress woman, Cynthia McKinney, a determined and courageous person, sharing the fates of these Ethiopian Jews in the same jail where she is now, indicates the dreams of these young Ethiopian Jews to be somebody have been shuttered with no hope for a bright future in the land of apostate Israel.

    This is not the first time that the Israeli Jews have violated the rule of law that protects not only the Ethiopian Black Jews but also all human beings including the Palestinians.

    For example, in 1994, Israel signed an accord with Jordan to supply water to the Jordanian people; however, when there was a water shortage in Israel, Israel broke the rule of law by cutting or by reducing the water supply to Jordan and there by breaking the accord that she had signed in 1994 with the Jordanian authorities.

    On June 19, 2008, Israel and Hamas signed a six-month truce, but on November 4, Israel broke the truce and started bombing Gaza and killing hundreds of innocent Palestinians and putting many of them in Jail.

    How many times do the Jewish people who claim as the only children of God break the rule of law or the law of God, and how many times does the Almighty God, jealous of his law, condemn them and send them to captivity for 2000 years to lick the dust of Babylon and to carry water and wood for their master, Nebuchadnezzar?

    And now we see the same offspring of the old Jews doing the same thing, breaking the rule of law, and jailing the innocent Ethiopian Jews, and among them a pregnant girl and an American woman.

    The Prophet Jeremiah is absolutely right when he declared: “Judah’s sin is engraved with an iron tool, inscribed with a flint point, on the tablets of their hearts and on the horns of their altars.” (17:1) They may have forgotten their sufferings in the hands of the Egyptians, the Assyrians, and the Babylonians, but how can they forget the Holocaust, 70 years ago, where five million of them perished in that gas chamber even though Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran and his likes do not recognize the deaths of five million Jews by the gas chamber.

    There are reasons why the Israelis are always breaking the rule of law, and one of these reasons is they can go away with it without accountabilities; no sanctions have ever been put upon them when they break the rule f law. The United Nation has no power to impose any new law on Israel as far as the United States is protecting Israel as its trusted ally in the Middle East as Ethiopia is in East Africa. The Palestinians can be a trusted ally if the United States gives them half of the money that Washington provides the Israeli government every year.

    I’m sure Cynthia McKinney will be soon free from that black Ramle Jail, living behind those defenseless Ethiopian Black Jews and especially that Ethiopian black Jewish pregnant girl.

    On the other hand, it is a blessing for those young Jewish Ethiopians who are in Ramle Jail that this American woman has been with them, has heard their stories, and has shared their sufferings so that she could tell to the world what she has seen and witnessed in that same dark jail.

    The world is full of Jewish horror stories, and one of these horror stories in the making is putting a young pregnant Ethiopian Jewish girl and a former American Congress woman in jail without any criminal charges. Perhaps, the Congress woman’s crime is that she has been trying to give some school supplies to the destitute children of Gaza, and the crimes of those young Ethiopian Jews may be their color skins that they cannot change according to the word of Jeremiah: “Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spots?” (13:23) I am sure the Jewish people are familiar with this verse from one of their prophets, but they will never understand the rule of law, and for this reason it is possible that God may scatter them again: “I will scatter you like chaff driven by the desert wind. This is your lot, the portion I have decreed for you….” (Jeremiah 13:24-25) But this prophecy might have been already fulfilled unless God changes his mind for the sake of the Ethiopian Black Jews and for the sake of the Palestinian people.

  4. Kewle on

    What a rubbish article! I hate people who argue on their cause by providing one side of a story. Yes, life in West Bank and Gaza is very tough indeed. But, life is also tough to an Israeli who is listening and reading on all Arabic channels that Israel should be wiped out. Life is much tougher to an Israeli who is not sure that he or his family will safely return home due to suicide attacks. More than two years ago, Israel voluntarily and unilaterally withdraws its settlements from Gaza. What does it gets in return from Hamas? Instead of using this opportunity and elevate the life of their citizens Hamas turned Gaza in a living terrorist camp. Now she argues that President Obama deals with Hamas. Absurd! You better go and join your son who is joining a law school, that he may teach you a sense after graduation.
    Kewle

  5. wako 'n wako on

    Thankyou Congress woman Mckinnley for enlighting us with this outstanding article. The world is full of injustice sista. The west and united states are hypocrites, double standards and cowards. They are cowards, because they couldn’t speak against the Israeli crime. The only thing they know is to demonize Moslims. The west has lived, prospered and “Civilized” with this kind of aggression and transgression. They get away with it time after time, and this is their way.

    Good point for Ethiopians who couldn’t think critically. The people my country Ethiopia are living in state of emotion and denial through out. They sold themselves for Israeli fantacy. They don’t even know their Moslem Ethiopian brother is closer to them than the Zionist Israel.

    Eventually, though, truth shall prevail.

  6. Gabra on

    While appreciating her good intentions to help others, but I don’t agree with the methods she chose to deliver the help. First of all, she has no business to meddle into what can be described as a matter between Israel and those in Gaza. Hamas has been asked to recognize Israel’s right to exist as a nation and stop unleashing deadly rockets at civilian targets in Israel. The days of Saladin will never come back. The Jews have come home to their legitimate property that was unlawfully and brutally snatched away from them before. They have the right to develop it and expand it. They turned deserts into lush green arable land which Hamas’ kin and kits used to use it as open land toilets. They have created hundreds of thousands of jobs for their Arab citizens that gave these Israeli Arabs the highest living standard any where in the Middle East. And they have the rights to speak, write and assemble. These human and democratic rights are none existent in Syria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran, Jordan, Libya, Algeria, Morocco, Oman, or in other Arab countries except may be Lebanon. Period. What this lady is all doing is just grand standing and recklessly mudding the water others are trying to clear up. For people like her, those rockets streaming toward Israel and raining on innocent civilians are nothing but just like any other holiday fireworks. She still talks about the ills of the superpowers. Those days are gone, lady!!! She is stuck and entrenched in the mindsets of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. If she really wants to help the people in Gaza, she has to urge them to recognize Israel as a nation and above all to rise up against those warlords who are taking them as hostages and also using them as bargaining chips. Yes they were a few things that were done wrong during the war by some Israeli soldiers. But these were extreme exceptions and did not commit them obeying an official order. And above all, as any democratic country Israel has gone after these very few miscreants among it soldiers. This lady is really confused and sounds she is possessed with some kind of fanaticism. What a waste!!! And very, very sad indeed.

    As far as the prison population being more Ethiopian concerned, that may need to be investigated. Jews are fair people and they do not throw people to jail just because they are Ethiopians. They must have been caught doing something illegal and criminalizing. She thinks she has found one more evidence to demonize Israel.
    What a loser!!!!

  7. Alem Ayehu on

    Cynthia McKinney:

    Thank you for your concern about Ethiopians in Israel.

    However there are more than 2 million Prisoners (2008) in USA. And approximately 1.5 millions are African Americans. According to the report 1 out of 9 USA adult black men are in prison.

    You were a congress women in the past, and what have you done/doing about it? Do you remember what happened during Katrina in New Orleans where the vast majorities are African Americans? Did they get enough support from the govt at that time and what about right now?

    It would be better if you concentrate solving your people problem at home rather than going to abroad thinking about the Arabs that are swimming with your money coming from oil you are drinking day and night until you get drunk heavily and the environment is affected.

    We know Ethiopians have problems in Israel. It hurts. But it is between Israel and them/Ethiopia. It is not easy to change a human society from a primitive one to become part of the most sophisticated Jewish society. I’m sure they will make it. It is about time and sacrifices. Don’t try to link the Arabs issues with bête Israelis. It is too different and makes no sense.

    Remember: The Jewish immigrants from Germany are the ones facilitated the black Americans freedom in USA. M.L.King junior advisors and supporters were the Jewish. Mohamed Ali’s promoters and friends were/are the Jewish. Blacks have learned playing instruments and singing commercially for money to have better life because of the Jewish. In the film, Sport, Entertainment and all sectors have the Jewish American opened/helped/still are doing a lot to the blacks in USA and elsewhere.

    You may don’t know or you may have a personal issue. But the fact is that because of the Jewish, black people in USA became able to be free as human being in USA faster and easier than it could be which is worst that what was happened. Go to every position where the blacks are and they will tell you one way or the other they have been facilitated by Jewish Americans. Don’t follow minor/personal incidents. But the good facts are there and they are huge/historical.

    We Ethiopians don’t have bad feeling towards the Jewish people, no matter what. We have thousands years historical connections. It is like in our blood we are passing it from generation to generation. Even those in the very remote highlands of Ethiopia will tell you about.
    We just are asking the Jewish people in Israel to try their best to treat their citizens (bête Israelis) with respect and dignity knowing their back ground and position. We also know, with in few years’ dedication, the situation will get common directions and they will be fully part of the Jewish community.

  8. abbay on

    Isreal is not a holy land (hell land) especially for Ethiopians (felasha)

  9. Assta B. Gettu on

    My dear Gabra,

    You wrote: “Jews are fair and they do not through people to jail just because they are Ethiopians.”

    Who did spit on Jesus’ face, and who did put him to jail and finally to his death? It was the Jews, and even now look what the Jewish students do to the Christians. Please read the following statements:

    Join Date: Dec 2005
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    Christians in Israel want jews to stop spitting on them
    ________________________________________
    Christians in Jerusalem want Jews to stop spitting on them
    By Amiram Barkat

    A few weeks ago, a senior Greek Orthodox clergyman in Israel attended a meeting at a government office in Jerusalem’s Givat Shaul quarter. When he returned to his car, an elderly man wearing a skullcap came and knocked on the window. When the clergyman let the window down, the passerby spat in his face.

    The clergyman prefered not to lodge a complaint with the police and told an acquaintance that he was used to being spat at by Jews. Many Jerusalem clergy have been subjected to abuse of this kind. For the most part, they ignore it but sometimes they cannot.

    On Sunday, a fracas developed when a yeshiva student spat at the cross being carried by the Armenian Archbishop during a procession near the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City. The archbishop’s 17th-century cross was broken during the brawl and he slapped the yeshiva student.

    Both were questioned by police and the yeshiva student will be brought to trial. The Jerusalem District Court has meanwhile banned the student from approaching the Old City for 75 days.

    But the Armenians are far from satisfied by the police action and say this sort of thing has been going on for years. Archbishop Nourhan Manougian says he expects the education minister to say something.

    “When there is an attack against Jews anywhere in the world, the Israeli government is incensed, so why when our religion and pride are hurt, don’t they take harsher measures?” he asks.

    According to Daniel Rossing, former adviser to the Religious Affairs Ministry on Christian affairs and director of a Jerusalem center for Christian-Jewish dialogue, there has been an increase in the number of such incidents recently, “as part of a general atmosphere of lack of tolerance in the country.”

    Rossing says there are certain common characeristics from the point of view of time and location to the incidents. He points to the fact that there are more incidents in areas where Jews and Christians mingle, such as the Jewish and Armenian quarters of the Old City and the Jaffa Gate.

    There are an increased number at certain times of year, such as during the Purim holiday.”I know Christians who lock themselves indoors during the entire Purim holiday,” he says.

    Former adviser to the mayor on Christian affairs, Shmuel Evyatar, describes the situation as “a huge disgrace.” He says most of the instigators are yeshiva students studying in the Old City who view the Christian religion with disdain.

    “I’m sure the phenomenon would end as soon as rabbis and well-known educators denounce it. In practice, rabbis of yeshivas ignore or even encourage it,” he says.

    Evyatar says he himself was spat at while walking with a Serbian bishop in the Jewish quarter, near his home. “A group of yeshiva students spat at us and their teacher just stood by and watched.”

    Jerusalem municipal officials said they are aware of the problem but it has to be dealt with by the police. Shmuel Ben-Ruby, the police spokesman, said they had only two complaints from Christians in the past two years. He said that, in both cases, the culprits were caught and punished.

    He said the police deploy an inordinately high number of patrols and special technology in the Old City and its surroundings in an attempt to keep order.

    http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/S…&itemNo=487412

  10. Stoned Peter on

    For everybody who wants to email and call about this crime on innocent Ethiopians by the Israel’s government here are the 2 email addresses of Israel embassy in Washington DC please email and call the embassy as soon as you can and give for other Ethiopians and friends of Ethiopia thank you.
    press@washington.mfa.gov.il
    info@washington.mfa.gov.il
    Tel: 202-364-5500

  11. Jamal on

    Hi Samnv,
    You can be a jew but not me, neither my fellow men. But yes you are a jew. Your deeds are the same. A racist politics. As your prison is full of the Oromo ethnic group, your ancesters prison is full of us. But believe me everything has its end.

  12. Jamal on

    Hi Gabra,
    You are trying to mix water with oil. The lady is involved in a pure humaniterian activity, not in politics. She still speaks about human right issues. You should be ashamed if you are against any kind of help to the children in Gaza who are brutally killed and starved to death by the israelios. The only thing one may comment is that she should have done it in collaboration with Zionists. Then and only then can she reach out the children.

  13. dawit on

    the lady seems oddly selective in what she chooses to protest and what to remain silent about.

  14. Dem on

    I am sorry that Cynthia M is in prison. However, her opinion is biased and one-sided. She paints Israel as evil and Gazza as innocent victim. I am certain that this opinion didn’t emerge as a result of her being imprisoned. She is anti-Israel through and through.
    Israel is one of the best dimocracies. Because they are always under threat, they are security conscience and have to be watchful all the time. However, they are fair and welcoming people. Many falshas are integrating and doing well in sports and other activities. They cannot be expected to be high up in the society because they arrived with not much knowledge and skill.

    There are refugees from Sudan and Eth. who live and work freely there. Regarding those who are detained, which of the western countries doesn’t detain and deport refugees? Every country does! So, Dear Cynthia, please do not exaggerate. Thanks

  15. wey gud on

    Dear the so called pro Israelis,

    You are repeating exactly the same thing as those of pro Isreal in the West same thing over and over again.

    It is despicable especially not to attempt to feel when hearing about your Ethiopian brothers and sisters are being persecuted in prison. I wonder.. if you are afraid of antagonizing Israel. Indeed Israel now has the most power in the world without one realizing can be silenced by Mossad. What is good about the Jews, they all work with eachother against any threat. This has been going on for centuries. Like the Jews supportive of eachother, at least have the decency to investigate what is happening to the Ethiopians in Israel’s prison. You are also being tricked as Congresswoman said the face you are being shown by Israelis. The old, innocent, kind Israelis are the minority themselves for the Eastern and Western European Jews. These Jews brought to Israel their racist act to Israel against the rest of the Jews in Israel and especially the Ethiopians being the lowest just below the Palestinians. Israel government is controlled by Nazi bent on annihilating every religion and color that is not Jews or white. They are supported by the white supremacist West so what do you expect?

  16. Berhane on

    This article is BS propaganda nonsense —

    first — please explain why these “ethiopian” females are in prison in the first place.

    Second — Israeli prisons are some of the best in the world. Google up Samir Kuntar and learn how a murderous terrorist can spend 30 years in an israeli prison and get an masters degree and be released(traded)

    … further , read about Yigal Amir, the guy who killed Yitzhak Rabin — serving life, he has since , while sitting in an israeli prison — fathered two children… why ?

    Hamas are terrorists. Keep that in mind. They will support terror in Ethiopia. So, don’t publish this nonsense.

  17. Ethiopiawiw on

    It is really sad that Ethiopian Review would publish such a story without any back up. I am always cocerned about the effect such storys will have in people psychi longterm. This story is no different than woyane’s Berket story as to the blame he uttered on VOA the other day about the christian Ethiopian’s to be responsible for the unrest they have in Dessie, Wollo. Though one sided stories could always to apear once in a while even in the most controlled journalism, this one is not worthy of your webspace. As far as the eye can see and in all documented cases all the Arab jails have thousands of Ethiopians in their cell not to mention the abuse that our sister are suffering in all the Arab cities. In any case, the writer need to know that we do not need a lecture about zionism since wahabism or fundamentalism is that has held Ethiopia as hostage for years todate. Simply said, the people of Israel and the state of Israel are and always will be the people we could trust more than the historical foes of Ethiopia, the Arabs.

  18. Just to know on

    If the Israelis experienced the holocaust, condemn terrorism and also are chosen people by God why do they perpetrate such a not less than holocaust crimes against humanity with all sort of banned weapons and carry out state terrorism? Are Israelis running United States or United States is financing Israelis for its purpose?

  19. Eritrawi on

    It is sad to see that so many Ethiopians blindly defending the imprisonment of Ethiopians in Israel, either they are blinded by propaganda in the west or they are wanna be Israelites. Facts are facts, there are over 10,000 Palestinians in Israel imprisoned indefinitely and no western news media dares report about it, no so called western humanitarian organizations says a peep about it and of course none of these so called civil liberties organizations (many of whom work for western intelligence agencies) would cry foul.

    Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney was a popular politician in her Congressional district in and around Atlanta, GA. One day she dared to speak out against the harsh treatment of Palestinian civilians by Israeli authorities and asked Israel to leave occupied West Bank and Gaza, she was immediately labeled anti-Semite by the powerful Israeli lobby (AIPAC), then AIPAC recruited (bought) an African American candidate to run against her, destroyed her good name and made her out to be a follower of Hitler and defeated her, now she is a pariah of American politics, not because she is some kind of racist, anti-Semite or KKK but because she spoke up against the draconian state of Israel, this shows how strong Jewish Americans are, they pretty much can make or break a politicians carreer in America, I am sure they are enjoying seeing her suffer in Israeli prison.

  20. tesfa on

    i don’t believe this story, its exaggerated at some extent and fabricated as well .i my self is an Ethiopian Jew and live in Israel, i also fight Israeli suppression on Ethiopian Jews in fact there is suppression by Israeli community(white)on Ethiopian Jews, but as far as i know its not as this women tells us.

  21. King Solomon on

    The former congress woman needs help. She is out of her mind. She is messing with the chosen people of God. Stop ! Congress woman. No one believes you. None of the story is true. EXAGGERATED ! OUT OF CONTEXT.

    The only democracy in the Middle EAST. THE STATE OF ISRAEL. WE SUPPORT THE STATE OF ISRAEL. THE GOOD OF FRIEND OF USA – THE STATE OF ISRAEL. Congress woman do not waste your time. You can not change the truth.

    THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL HAS BEEN SUFFERED THAN ANY OTHER PEOPLE IN THE WORLD. THEY TRY TO LIVE PEACEFULLY BUT NEIGHBOR PEOPLE WHO ARE Jeolous that they try to destroy the jews people day and night. WORLD LEADERS ARE DOING NOTHING. LET STAND WITH THE STATE OF ISRAEL WHO THEY TRY SHOWING THE ROAD FOR DEMOCRACY IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

    ANY PERSON WHO SIDE WITH EVIL DOERS IS NOT STANDING FOR THE TRUTH. HE IS PART OF THE PROBLEM AND HE IS NOT HELPING FOR DEMOCRACY TO SHINE ALL OVER THE WORLD.

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