Sunday, May 13, 2007

Call to Action: The Golan Heights

There is much occupied land that we must never forget about, yet amongst all the talk about liberating Palestine, Iraq and other occupied lands, we forget a crucial and vitally strategic area which has been slowly "Zionised" since 1967, the Golan Heights.

I'd like to bring everybody's attention to this area, mobilise public opinion, bring it back to our collective consciousness. If fellow bloggers can contribute articles, pictures, links maybe we can form the nucleus of something that can make a difference. If any budding graphic designers can produce some catchy logo's we can put on sidebars in our blogs that would also be fantastic. Anybody interested please leave a comment and we'll start discussing something.

If every Syrian blogger placed that logo on their blog and kept the memory alive then we have done something..

11 comments:

Hovic said...

Thanks Wassim for reviewing my album(blog).
Doing everything to present Syria historical and cultural values.

Golaniya said...

Excellent call Wassim, I am SO in!

Ok here's the articles I got so far, I can make more research if needed:

This article appears on Damascus Online site:

http://www.damascus-online.com/golan/golan_agression.htm

and this one on the Damascus Canter for Human Rights:

http://www.mokarabat.com/dcen13.htm

am sure you read the article by the Syrian blogger Via Recta:

http://viarecta.blogspot.com/2007/05/more-sour-grapes-over-golan.html

there is a website for Golan Heights:

http://www.golan-gov.org/

and one section in Arab 48:

http://www.arabs48.com/cat.x?cid=15

and finally there is a blogger who write on Golan Heights, he's Syrian:

http://freegolan.blogspot.com/


as for the logo, I can ask my sister make us one, she's a graphic designer.

I am also thinking of making the Golan Heights blog active, I will ask his owner if its ok to contribute in co-authoring his blog.

Any thing else boss?

Wassim said...

Wow that is a lot of literature to go through, ok let's do this! I'm going to go through all of this and get a plan together, linking sites and what not, but importantly, we need to convince other bloggers to support us by linking to that blog through the logo and what not. I'll try to get in touch with Haitham al Sabbah as well to help increase publicity as well, I hope he'll help us out!

Golaniya said...

Sabbah is on my friend list on Facebook, you can send him a message there or i dunno.
as for the bloggers, i'll contact some.
and my sis will do the logo but i cannot find a pic of Golan..can you help with that?

Lujayn said...

I like the idea, Wassim; the Golan Heights is often forgotten in the larger scheme of Israel's occupation of Palestine. The fact that we, the people, seem to have forgotten about it has allowed Israel to rest assured that this topic will not come up for discussion in any settlement. And we seem resigned to the fact. The Goland Heights must have been the easiest catch for Israel, as nobody is asking for its return, at least not seriously.

Fares said...

http://freesyria.wordpress.com/2007/05/13/michel-kilo-gets-only-3-years/

Amre El-Abyad said...

my dear Syrian friend;

my answer to you is very simple.who is finacing, arming and supporting death squads?........who is assassinating iraqi aademic,scientific and military elite................

who pushed back into iraq the persianised iraqis who whose nationalities were dropped during the war of defence against vampire demagogues of KHOMEINI?

who calls arab natiolism herecy...........

who is invading iraq along with Americans?................

if I'm imagining thing .are the iraquis also imaging...........

have you ever taken the indulgence of reading Iraqi arab blogs and communicate with your arab neighburs? who defended your own country once....... are they also clouded?


DEAR WASSIM iranians dont deny that they are dividing iraq with americans.................what else do you want i cant understand.................


The Persian low life traitor hakim who says is Iranian not iraqi is calling for dividing iraq,paying ammendments to iran for the iraq-iran war...................and calls the gulf the persian gulf...........he is arming his militants with Iranian elements ethnically cleansing Arabs to embedd in the south the persian locust.................

can you imagin this? a group of iraqi arab shiites who who are good and patriotic from the clan of bani assad----------burned down the irani consulate in basrah while chanting...arab arab barah ya garab.......later on they were subjected to a massacre by the iranian elemnts...........


wassim without an arab iraq forget about palestinian cause..and i wouldnt be exaggerating that by enfd of this century we will be red indians..............................

I have perconally worked with Iranians.... first thing they tell me you ar great pharoah like us persians those arabs are dirt and shit like..................this

I had to beaut up and iran brutally in Norway for saying something like this...........


cheers brother

Wassim said...

Ok, for the Golan I've insisted on only using pictures taken before the occupation. I just found it insulting to be using some of the newer (but very nice!) pictures taken by the Israeli settlers or companies that are exploiting the land. I found some nice ones on the golan-gov site you gave me and I'm posting two in particular which symbolise the Golan for us, one of Mount Hermon and the other of a green valley. Let me know what you think?

Wassim said...

Lujayn welcome and thanks for the comment! We'll do our best to bring this back to the fore of (net) public opinion!

Wassim said...

Amr I don't know what to tell you with all that you have commented on. Frankly your not giving me anything to work with. I always do my best to stay out of cafe politics and hearsay and I'm making no exception about your comments today either. All I can tell you is there are those who know they don't know and those who don't know they don't know. The ones who don't know they don't know are the most dangerous because they lead everybody who listens to them to ruin.

Don't get carried away, take your time and analyse the situation. You'll be surprised with what becomes obvious.

Amre El-Abyad said...

wassim is there an iranian occupation of iraq or not? who are the scril and badr militants?

cheers