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Where can I protest the PLO rocketing of Israel

Postby offshoreoildude » Fri, 16 Nov 2012 9:12 pm

IS there a PLO / Hamas / Gaza representation office in Singapore?
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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 16 Nov 2012 9:26 pm

Probably not. From Wikipedia:

Singapore has not yet recognised the State of Palestine and has not announced a position regarding a resolution.[288] The island state has a strong relationship with Israel.[289]


Which I'm happy about. I'm not big on protesting, but if I was, I'd join you :P

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Postby offshoreoildude » Fri, 16 Nov 2012 10:22 pm

zzm9980 wrote:Probably not. From Wikipedia:

Singapore has not yet recognised the State of Palestine and has not announced a position regarding a resolution.[288] The island state has a strong relationship with Israel.[289]


Which I'm happy about. I'm not big on protesting, but if I was, I'd join you :P


Yes well NS has strong roots in the IDF.
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Re: Where can I protest the PLO rocketing of Israel

Postby nakatago » Fri, 16 Nov 2012 10:58 pm

offshoreoildude wrote:IS there a PLO / Hamas / Gaza representation office in Singapore?


Probably in Malaysia.

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 16 Nov 2012 11:36 pm

I'd keep out of politics in SG.

If you want to protest do it 'to' somewhere/thing abroad.

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 16 Nov 2012 11:41 pm

JR8 wrote:I'd keep out of politics in SG.

If you want to protest do it 'to' somewhere/thing abroad.


The only semblance of such activism here in Singapore is re-shares and likes on Facebook. Also, passive-aggressive comments on different websites.

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 16 Nov 2012 11:44 pm

And you can be sure it is all closely monitored by ISD...

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Postby nakatago » Sat, 17 Nov 2012 12:01 am

JR8 wrote:And you can be sure it is all closely monitored by ISD...


Speaking of which, here's a shout-out to Jimmy Tan of the ISD! Hang in there, buddy!

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 17 Nov 2012 12:03 am

Yah, I hear he's a real dude.

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 19 Nov 2012 8:30 am

Interesting on-topic article:


Blame the Latest Israel-Arab War on... Singapore?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-sleep ... 47509.html

Although the article never really reaches the conclusion in the title... It's still interesting.

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Postby offshoreoildude » Mon, 19 Nov 2012 9:40 am

zzm9980 wrote:Interesting on-topic article:


Blame the Latest Israel-Arab War on... Singapore?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-sleep ... 47509.html

Although the article never really reaches the conclusion in the title... It's still interesting.


Very interesting!
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Re: Where can I protest the PLO rocketing of Israel

Postby the lynx » Mon, 19 Nov 2012 10:43 am

offshoreoildude wrote:IS there a PLO / Hamas / Gaza representation office in Singapore?


You may as well head to Malaysia to do so. They will openly welcome you to join them...

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 19 Nov 2012 11:36 am

Interesting but a heck of a lot of inaccuracies in the article as well.

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Postby morenangpinay » Mon, 19 Nov 2012 11:42 am

I feel that the comment posters on yahoo and huffinton post missed the point completely. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I think the writer merely pinpointed the obvious from his information that there is a strong connection between Israel and Singapore. But he could have done it with a little less sensationalized title. Their strong ties have lead to shared ideologies, militaristic style and indebtedness. With Singapore pushing to become the education hub, the country wants to ride on Yale’s branding without adapting its liberal education environment.

And frankly if replies to counter the article are like these, they’re just driving home the point the writer was talking bout… “Singapore may not be a liberal democracy but I can assure you LKY is a very much loved "dictator". Most Singaporeans are very grateful to him…”

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 19 Nov 2012 12:10 pm

I am not that convinced this analogy is there but as I don't know the situation in Israel especially on the society level it is hard to comment over some details. The main point for me that is probably missed is that the emotional and historical burden of Singapore and the neighbouring countries is completely incomparable to the situation around Israel. In other words majority of the similarities appears to be only on the technical level and a serious miss in a socio-historical context.


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