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Redgrave Calls For More Aid For Palestinians (Barf Bags Ready?)
Scoop-N.Z. ^ | 2 July 2004 | Press Release: United Nations

Posted on 07/03/2004 7:18:21 PM PDT by Graybeard58

UN Goodwill Ambassador Vanessa Redgrave Calls For More Aid For Palestinians

Making her first visit to the occupied Palestinian territories, the British actress Vanessa Redgrave, a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), today urged countries to increase their humanitarian assistance to the Palestinians and called on the Israeli Government to ease its restrictions on the movement of UN agencies.

At a press conference in Jerusalem, Ms. Redgrave said the UN agency responsible for helping Palestinian refugees has so far received only $62 million out of the $209 million it needs to provide such services as food aid, housing, employment assistance and trauma counselling for the rest of the year.

Ms. Redgrave also appealed to Israel to ease the security restrictions it has imposed recently in the Gaza Strip so that UN agencies can distribute food more quickly to Palestinians.

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has delayed its latest round of food distribution in Gaza by three weeks because of the restrictions. Some 250 containers of food remain stuck at the port of Ashdod, with another 800 containers due to arrive by the end of August.

UNRWA officials say the number of Palestinians needing food aid has soared since September 2000, the start of the latest intifada. Currently the agency can only distribute about five to six containers of food a day in Gaza, well below the target of 20 containers.

On Tuesday Ms. Redgrave cancelled a planned visit to the Gaza Strip city of Rafah – where she had hoped to meet some of the more than 15,000 people left homeless by Israel’s demolition of homes – because of the security restrictions.

During her six-day trip, which ends on Saturday, Ms. Redgrave has visited the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, toured refugee camps and health clinics, launched a UNICEF measles immunization scheme and participated with the British violinist and composer Stephen Bentley in a cultural programme for Palestinians.

Ms. Redgrave has also met locals to discuss life under occupation and the impact of Israel’s construction of a wall in the Palestinian territories. A spokesman for UNRWA said she is due to meet Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat later today.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: lefties
she is due to meet Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat later today.

All I need to know.

1 posted on 07/03/2004 7:18:21 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: Graybeard58

I wish that commie hag would dry up and blow away.


2 posted on 07/03/2004 7:21:46 PM PDT by Paul Atreides (Didn't your father tell you that unnecessary excerpting will make you go blind?)
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To: Graybeard58

Sure give 'em aid, but have every tenth package explode when opened.


3 posted on 07/03/2004 7:22:04 PM PDT by thoughtomator (End the imperialist moo slime colonization of the West!)
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To: Graybeard58

Sorry Vannessa, "Humanitarian" aid is for humans. Palis don't qualify. Check back after a few million years of evolution.


4 posted on 07/03/2004 7:26:13 PM PDT by rageaholic
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To: Graybeard58
Redgrave, known for her pro-terrorist militancy, told a press
conference in Ramallah that the Israeli barrier, used to protect
innocent elderly, women and children from the murderous
terrorists she supports financially,
"impedes communications between
the Palestinian and Israeli people".
"The barrier is higher than any wall
I've seen and even higher than the Berlin Wall,"
the halfwit terrorist enabler Redgrave said
who forgot that the Berlin Wall was no more.
5 posted on 07/03/2004 7:33:31 PM PDT by Diogenesis (We do only what we are meant to do)
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To: Graybeard58
Get back what Arafat has scammed off from the various funds he gets from the UN and US, etc.

He's squirreled away millions of dollars intended for the Palestinians.
6 posted on 07/03/2004 7:34:06 PM PDT by TomGuy (After 30 years in the Senate, all Kerry has to run on is 4 months of service in Viet Nam.)
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To: Graybeard58

VR has been a pali sympathsizer for years and years. I remember, as a teenager, seeing a news segment with her dancing with a gun with palistinians.


7 posted on 07/03/2004 7:34:52 PM PDT by I still care
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To: Graybeard58
Please contain Ms. V. Redgrave, star of the Film "Reds" among others and then transport her to the Palestine, Arafat's compound would do. Let the stupid liberal woman administer to the Ha mas Suicide bombers and Arafat's rhetoric! I have listened to this hippie over the years and am sick of all that syrup and no pancakes (having nothing to do with Kerry). Please Vanessa get out your copy of Reds and read it. That should calm you. Please just shut up!
8 posted on 07/03/2004 7:44:57 PM PDT by wingnuts'nbolts (Keep your eye on the donut, not on the hole.)
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To: Paul Atreides
I wish that commie hag would dry up and blow away.

That's how she got to the Palestine.

9 posted on 07/03/2004 8:01:14 PM PDT by lancer (If you are not with us, you are against us!)
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To: Graybeard58
she is due to meet Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat later today.

Then the stupid bitch should tell the murderous, thieving, bastard to cough up some of the $1.6 BILLION that he has embezelled from his "people" to aid them in their suffering.

10 posted on 07/03/2004 9:21:08 PM PDT by Wil H
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To: Graybeard58
"Ms. Redgrave also appealed to Israel to ease the security restrictions it has imposed recently in the Gaza Strip..."

Maybe it would help if she took a machine gun and fired it over the border into Israel like she did from Lebanon a few years ago.

11 posted on 07/03/2004 9:31:38 PM PDT by nightdriver
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To: nightdriver

No kidding? But considering the garbage that comes out of her mouth I guess I should'nt be suprised.Her pro-pali Oscar speech made me retch.Maybe she'll try to play chicken with a bulldozer next.(oh and hey Rachel Corrie, hows Hell going for ya? Say hello to Mr.Rantisi for me.)


12 posted on 07/04/2004 2:23:52 AM PDT by SirLurkedalot ("Man I'm tired of being right!" Ace Ventura)
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To: Graybeard58
Cool! Looking at her filmography, I don't think I've seen anything she's ever done! In fact, I don't think I'd know her if I saw her!

Edit: Well, I did see part of Camelot.

I further see that her daughter is Joely Richardson, whom I remember from The Patriot. Can one assume she's a flaming idiot as well? With Pinkograve as her mom and gay Tony Richardson as her dad, I don't guess she really had a fighting chance.
13 posted on 07/04/2004 2:31:32 AM PDT by Rastus (Forget it, Moby! I'm voting for Bush!)
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To: Graybeard58

She's a fanatic with Jewish blood on her hands. Undoubtedly, when 9/11 occurred, she found much to celebrate about.


14 posted on 07/04/2004 2:36:18 AM PDT by hershey
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To: Graybeard58

Redgrave has American blood on her hands as well -- no small point.


15 posted on 07/04/2004 2:37:08 AM PDT by hershey
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Yehuda; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; ...

If you'd like to be on or off this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.


16 posted on 07/04/2004 7:12:28 AM PDT by SJackson (Who was the first Jewish guy to get a Heisman trophy? Fred Goldman, cause he got mine!, OJ Simpson)
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To: Graybeard58

I'd be happy to donate some Bibles.


17 posted on 07/04/2004 8:34:33 AM PDT by pragmatic_asian
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To: Rastus
I further see that her daughter is Joely Richardson, whom I remember from The Patriot. Can one assume she's a flaming idiot as well?

Yes.


18 posted on 07/04/2004 8:42:34 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Am Yisrael Chai!)
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To: Graybeard58
I'll contribute a few cases of this:


19 posted on 07/04/2004 8:44:24 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Am Yisrael Chai!)
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To: Graybeard58

At least she's consistant.


20 posted on 07/04/2004 8:49:28 AM PDT by Hildy ( If you don't stand up for what's RIGHT, you'll settle for what's LEFT.)
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To: Hildy
At least she's consistant.

When my son was in the third grade he told me about one of his class mates who wasn't doing very well in school. I asked my boy "Is he slow" He said "No dad,he's fast he's always the first one done with the work, he just gets them all wrong."

Vanessa Redgrave- All wrong.

21 posted on 07/04/2004 9:33:01 AM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: Graybeard58
British actress Vanessa Redgrave, a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), today urged countries to increase their humanitarian assistance to the Palestinians

She should just call on them to send AK-47s, mortar rounds and C-4, with a 15 percent surcharge deposited directly into Terrorfat's back accounts. The result would be the same, and it would save the Pallie thugs the tiresome inconvenience of "transferring" the funds.

22 posted on 07/04/2004 3:31:23 PM PDT by Stultis
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To: Graybeard58
Ms. Redgrave said the UN agency responsible for helping Palestinian refugees has so far received only $62 million out of the $209 million it needs

Look in Suha's closet.

23 posted on 07/04/2004 4:09:49 PM PDT by Alouette ("Your children like olive trees seated round your table." -- Psalm 128:3)
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To: Paul Atreides

Phew! Have you seen her lately? She couldn't be moved with a bulldozer, she's gotten so big. Those "Blow Up" days are gone forever. And let me tell you, from personal experience, her sister's no bargain either.


24 posted on 07/06/2004 6:00:19 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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