And so it goes

by ray goodlass

Depressing news that Israeli settlers have uprooted 1,000 olives trees near the Palestinian cities of Nablus and Bethlehem, from the Occupied Palestine website. Given how important those trees are in what in some locations is still a largely agricultural peasant economy this is of great concern.

Also, from the same website, a warning about Israeli actions at the Al Aqsa mosque. Given its significance to all Muslims there is a very small chance effective pressure might be brought to bear on the Israelis by other countries with large Muslim populations, perhaps even including those who aren’t Arab?.