N2 barrier is nothing like Israeli wall
I REFER to Arthur Weinburg (“Barrier in SA is okay”, Weekend Argus, July 13). Israel is occupying the West Bank and East Jerusalem militarily – it is aided and abetted by the West – and yet it has no title deeds to the land.
There are two walls. The one surrounds Gaza, the world’s largest openair prison. Declassified documents, revealed after a court order pursued by the Israeli human rights group Gisha, reveal that the Israeli military calculated just how many calories a typical Gazan would need to survive in order to determine how much food to supply the 2007-2010 blockade. This is a form of slow starvation.
Israel constructed a huge wall inside the West Bank as well.
The wall is built to separate farmers from their land, patients from hospitals, workers from places of employ- ment, and children from schools.
Exactly nine years ago, to the day, 14 out of the 15 judges of the UN International Court of Justice at the Hague ruled that the construction of the wall was illegal and any further work on it should be stopped immediately.
They also ruled that the sections already constructed should be demolished and compensation paid to those who suffered.
But the world’s only biased sheriff, the US, has refused to pressure its ally Israel to obey this order.
For how long can this go on? Israel is a modern-day Masada awaiting the arrival of the equivalent Roman General Lucius Silva to lay siege to the fortress. When the Romans breached it, they discovered more than 900 Jews had committed mass suicide.
Israel itself is surrounded by farms in close proximity to cities – why is Cape Town going in the opposite direction?
Those Khoisan matjieshuise will look nice in District Six, as long as the city supplies a flush toilet for each one.
Tony Ehrenreich, please read the Argus article “Tale of two provinces”, digest it then get a life. Western Cape is still tops and will always be as long as the ANC stays far away.
Rastas used to be irie. Now it just seems to be a cover for aggressive poachers and drug dealers.Go back to dem roots mon.
Plato stop complaining. Establish your own gang unit using the best from metro police. The ANC is not going to lend a helping hand because a Western Cape in chaos will suit them better. – Mervin
Thank you for the Grass Roots articles in the Weekend Argus and thank you Kay Montgomery for twisting my arm to buy a Madiba rose on Mandela Day. – Ivan Lijkert.
Should the union not be paying the Marikana legal fees? – Maureen
What was the writer smoking when he/she commented about the Modimolle Monster? What dignity does he deserve? He should be hanged and then left to rot. – Peter, Retreat.
The Muslim Judicial Council is creating a huge fuss over the removal of Mursi from power in Egypt. The MJC is going mad over the failure of democracy in that country. But there is no democracy in any country anywhere in the Middle East. So why is Mr Hendricks so upset about Egypt in particular?
Calling for the army is silly. The lame-duck justice system has to be sorted out.
A colonel in the Hawks lost his job for remarks regarding a bottle of vaseline, if one remembers. The 1.6 billion Muslims, and growing.
The only way to get out of this Masada-like fortress is to sit down with the Palestinians and negotiate a one- man- one- vote unitary, secular state with equal rights for all and the return of all refugees. Nothing less is acceptable. Jews and Muslims co-existed relatively peacefully for 1 300 years before the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, and the arrival of boatloads of Jewish settlers after World War I.
Arthur Weinburg, do you still think that the N2 wall equates to the walls in Palestine? Moreover, do you think that the now ailing Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu would agree with you? magistrate mentioned in the letter by Dr R Chuunga should face the same music, or are certain judicial officers exempt.
Since this country is home to teachers from other parts of Africa, who are skilled, why not do an audit to find maths teachers and employ them on a contract basis. Our rural schools will always be backward due to teachers preferring city posts.
Wouter Basson acted under orders, where are the others like Pik Botha who played an important role in the war. Why should he stand alone, where are those former apartheid magistrates and prosecutors? Fair is fair.
The South African Saving Institute : A simple saving method has to be found. I use my mattress, keeps the money straight and warm. If anything is left after the high electricity and petrol costs.
It is most important for young pupils to have something in their tummies so they can concentrate in class.