Wednesday, January 13, 2010

US/Israeli Charity uses little Palestinian Childs photo to raise money for Israel’s Hungry

Update on Meir Panim ad March 8 2010
They have new poster children. Are they Israeli is yet to be known of course.
If by chance they are not be sure to let me know.
Click on Screen shots to enlarge.


Here is yet another Israeli Charity you should Check out. Certainly not what they portray themselves to be. E-book on Jewish National Fund’s role in colonization of Palestine

Petition to Egypt
Open Rafah Crossing and Stop the Steel Wall

Just click on the screen shots to make them larger
January 15 2010
HAARETZ.COM News has obviously not been notified by Meir Panim as of yet.

From the Telegraph January 2009

From Jerusalem Post January 2009

Another screen shot of Charity Flyer

January 13 2010

This is the little girl in question

A Palestinian girl cries during the funeral of a relative that was killed in an Israeli air strike in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009. Israeli ground troops and tanks cut swaths through the Gaza Strip early Sunday, cutting the coastal territory into two and surrounding its biggest city as the new phase of a devastating offensive against Hamas gained momentum."photo by Fady Adwan/propaimages"

A Palestinian girl cries during the funeral of her brother who was killed after an Israeli air strike in the northern Gaza Strip January 4, 2009. Israeli soldiers and Palestinian militants battled on Gaza City's outskirts on Sunday after Israeli troops and tanks invaded the coastal enclave in the worst fighting in the conflict in decades. REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah (GAZA)

This is a story about the day her picture was taken with the above REUTERS photo

Life gets worse for Palestinians in Gaza

For the first eight days of Israel's attack on the Gaza Strip, codenamed Operation Cast Lead, many Palestinians trapped inside the territory believed that living conditions could not get any worse. They were wrong.

By Tim Butcher on the Israel-Gaza border
Published: 6:29PM GMT 04 Jan 2009

To go to the Story click HERE

She is the same little girl in both pictures.

This was discovered January 12 2010 and screen shots was taken so it could be proved, this child was the one being used as advertising for the Charity. One has to wonder how long they were using her photo?

Both pictures used by the Charity were cropped, but if you look closely both have the Design on the clothing of the woman, who standing on her right, in her time of such tremendous, sorrow, considering she lost her brother an being surrounded by war.
Just check the top right hand corner of the picture. Look for the green part of the design.
Definitely the cropped version of the larger "photo by Fady Adwan/propaimages" above was used at the Charity site and

The same by "photo by Fady Adwan/propaimages"of the little girl is also HERE as well third row down, third picture in.

These photos are also on this site as well HERE along with many other photo's of the War on Gaza
The first two screen shots can be enlarged by clicking on them.

This Screen shot of the Charity site itself was also taken as well.

Again the design is also in the top right hand corner. Also a of version of the larger "photo by Fady Adwan/propaimages"

Today the Charity Meir Panium removed the little Palestinians girls photo from its flyer. This of course I imagine after there were complaints about it's immoral use. There were thousands of people who saw this reprehensible use of this little girl to raise money for Starving children in Israel.

Their new poster girl. Now is she really Israeli I wonder? If you see this little girls picture and she is from anywhere but Israel do let inquiring minds know.

The ad is still on the HAARTZ site however. Seems the Charity has yet to contact them. So check to see if it is still there, it may or may not but if it is, you will see to the right of the picture of State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss. Then again in the past two days she has been most of their news stories.

Update January 20 2010

The ad has been removed from the HAARETZ site.

Seems no one has seen an apology from either the Charity Meir Panim or HAARETZ.

Shameful not a word.


The children in Gaza are far worse off, then any child in Israel. If Israel has hungry men, women and children maybe they should spend less on weapons, checkpoints or imprisoning those from Gaza and the West Bank.

The Building of the illegal wall could and should be stopped. The entire wall should be torn down.

Those in Gaza do not have enough medical supplies, hydro, food, water heating fuel, cooking fuel and next to no building supplies and the list goes on an on. Many still live in tents. The things most people take for granted, they do not have.

They are in desperate need of real help. That little Palestinian girl if she is still alive really does need help. She is an innocent little girl.

Using her picture for profit to help those in Israel is beyond reprehensible. She and everyone in Gaza are desperately in need.

Thank You to all who take the time to read this and those who took the time to do screen shots pictures and get copies of all the information pertaining to this horrid incident.

Thank You to all the blogger's or those from forums and there are many for sharing this information.

You will never see this on the main stream media.

If not for others who took the time no one would know the crime against this innocent child. This is a crime. Even Charities have laws they must live by.

Thank you all for caring. I know she is just one small little girl but we must be her voice, as her voice is so small.

The children in Gaza don't get almost 3 billion dollars from the US every year.

They don't get the millions Israel gets from Charities set up for them around the world.

Just in a recent report the US has built buildings in Israel and I guess they need them for the $800 million in munitions Israel will also have access to as well.

The US just gave it to them.

Seems Israel if they have so many hungry should be given food not weapons. The US should stop giving weapons aid to Israel. If they are so desperately, hungry as they say they are, which I doubt, they do not in need more bullets, bombs, tanks, planes, etc.

The UN and many others have demanded the blockade be lifted.

The world is watching.

Contact your Governments and tell them to have the Blockade in Gaza lifted.

When people try to get aid into Gaza, they meet with a numerous problems.

Viva Palestina Update George Galloway and Ron McKay Deported from Cairo

Gaza sees more newborns of malformation

Come the iron wall-Gaza Tunnels only used for Necessities

Turkey, Lebanon lash out at Israeli Violation of airspace

Disapproval and Lawsuit against Egyptian “Wall of shame”

UN Calls for Israel to Open Crossing for Goods





I must express my disgust at whoever is responsible for putting together your Autumn flyer headed by the line "SHOCKING REPORT EXPOSES TERRIBLE REALITY FOR ISRAEL'S POOR."

I will give you, who reads this note, the benefit of the doubt. You might really believe this is a starving little Jewish child. Not so. That traumatized child in the blue jacket is screaming because her family was just killed in front of her by the Israeli Military.

This photo appeared on many sites during the Gazan Holocaust; they did a series of shots so there are a few of her at that time. I know it appeared on mine at some point. To see her pain now being used to raise money for Israel is just plain morally wrong.

Poverty is poverty to a child, horrid to all, but this child is living in a squalor brought on by the Israel Army. Meanwhile Israel allows nothing into her country to improve her life. It seems just a wee bit bad taste to use her image in this fashion, I am sure you can only agree.

This information is out there and you can bet the blogosphere is enlightening others of the nature of the Israelis.

It would balance the scales somewhat if any monies raised by this child was donated to a Palestinian cause.





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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Israel to pay compensation to UN

Israel has agreed to pay the UN around $10m in compensation for damage caused to UN buildings in Gaza during last year's war, according to diplomatic sources.

The payout is the first since Israel's heavily criticised three-week war a year ago in which around 1,400 Palestinians and 13 Israelis were killed. It is also thought to be one of the first times Israel has paid the UN any compensation for damage to its facilities in the occupied Palestinian territories.

The UN's Office for Legal Affairs, in New York, has been in negotiations with Israeli officials for months over the payment before Ehud Barak, Israel's defence minister, agreed to pay. In an embarrassment to Israel some of the damage to UN buildings occurred while Ban-Ki Moon, the UN secretary general, was in meetings with Israeli leaders trying to win a halt to the fighting.

However, there is no sign yet that Israel is ready to pay any other compensation over the war or conduct its own independent inquiry, despite repeated allegations that its military committed war crimes.

Immediately after the war the UN commissioned an inquiry into damage to its buildings in Gaza and injuries to its staff. That investigation accused the Israeli military of "negligence or recklessness" in its conduct of the war and said reparations for death and damage should be paid, putting the figure at more than $11m.

The inquiry, led by Ian Martin, a Briton who is a former head of Amnesty International, marked the first major challenge to Israel over its conduct of the war. It found the Israeli military's actions "involved varying degrees of negligence or recklessness" and that the military took "inadequate" precautions towards UN premises and said the deaths of civilians should be investigated under the rules of international humanitarian law.

Israel at the time rejected those findings, even before the summary of the report was made public, saying it was "tendentious" and "patently biased".

However, the allegations were matched by international human rights groups and by a second, broader UN inquiry, commissioned by the UN Human Rights Council, and led by the former South African judge Richard Goldstone, which accused both Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist group, of war crimes.

One of the most serious incidents involving the UN in Gaza took place on 6 January near a UN boys' prep school in Jabaliya being used as a shelter for hundreds of Palestinians who had fled their homes to escape the fighting. The Israeli military fired several 120mm mortar rounds in the "immediate vicinity" of the school, killing between 30 and 40 people. Although Israel at the time insisted Hamas had fired mortars from within the school, the UN inquiry found this was untrue. It held Israel responsible for the attack.


Certainly will not hold my breath on this one. Like that will be the day Israel pays the UN. Sounds nice however but somehow I just don't believe it.