The Struggle for East Jerusalem - by Jesse Rosenfeld
"Palestinian communities in East Jerusalem are waging a campaign of popular resistance against Israel's land confiscation.."
Shlaim Shills For Empire - by Max Ajl
"'America' does not give Israel money, nor does America give Israel 'money': It routes American taxpayer money through the Israeli territory, where it lands back in the American military-industrial complex, with 25 percent of it allowed to stay in 'Israel' where it contributes to building up the 'Israeli' defense industrial base, most of which is listed on American stock changes and owned by American or Israeli-American investors.
The Lobby is the force that pushes for American acquiescence to settlement building. But it gets that acquiescence, in spite of the fact that other sectors of power wish otherwise, because it provides services to American and global capital, keeping the Middle East destabilized, with high oil prices ensuring maximal profits for oil majors, those same oil profits wending their way into the coffers of the same companies, and all of it tied up nicely with the Israeli-Gulf Cooperation Council push for the Middle East Free Trade Area, meant to ensure the dominance of neoliberal capitalism in the Middle East."
ta ta - the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement. Lotsa shill for empire here too in this - Canada -as - 'consulate for Benjamin Netanyahu' - across the official political spectrum too. No wonder the evil Ottawa talkshop, just as with NATO and Afghan agonies - won't open their mouths for the dead and dying children of Gaza. Bad for business.
UK Feared Israel Would Use Nukes Archives Reveal
"A diplomatic cable from the UK Embassy in Tel Aviv, dated May 4, 1980 warned ' the situation in the region is deteriorating and with it Israel's dangerous mood of isolation and defiance will grow. If they are to be destroyed they will go down fighting this time. They will be ready to use their atomic weapon. Because they cannot sustain a long war, they would have to use it early...'
When Thatcher told Begin, that his West Bank Settlement policy was 'unrealistic' and 'absurd', his reply was 'Judea and Samaria had been Jewish in biblical times and that they should therefore be so today.."
Largely Unreported Al Jazeera (Arabic) interview with Julian Assange (and vid)
"Most of the files related to Mossad are classified top secret. But there may be some files related to the role of Mossad in killing a Lebanese military leader in Damascus by sniper bullets. There are 2,500 files related to Mossad and I have read only 1,000.."
Are we meant to find some cryptic meaning in the insertion of the "/" in the word "Zionist"?
no just a finger fumble but your idea is much more interesting
"Rabbi Dov Lior, one of the most senior deciders of Jewish law in religious Zionism, has determined that Jewish women are not allowed to obtain a sperm sample from non-Jewish men. Rabbi Lior said the resulting infant would suffer adverse genetic traits.."
WikiLeaks Shocker: Gaza Blitz - Did Abbas Know?
"Abbas was told in advance about the murderous assalt on his countrymen in Gaza, two years ago.."
[url=http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4007411,00.html]Abu-Rahma laid to rest[/url]
Report: The Dangerous Road to Education: Palestinian Students Suffer Under Settler Violence and Military Negligence
"Since 2001, Israeli settlers from Hovat Ma' have routinely attacked the children on their journey to and from school, but it was not until November 2004 that Israeli authorities established a daily military escort. Despite the Israeli military escort, the children have been victims of violence 104 times between November 2004 and June 2010.."
Wiesel to Act as Honorary Chair of Anti-semitism Institute
"Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel earlier this month agreed to become honorary chair of the Canadian Institute of the Study of Antisemitism (CISA) established here [Winnipeg] by historian Catherine Chatterley"
Israeli leftists have a racist past, too
The Zionist Story (and vid)
The Great Islamophobic Crusade - by Max Blumenthal
"This network is obsessively fixated on the supposed spread of Muslim influence in America. Its apparatus spans continents, extending from Tea Party activists here to the European far right. It brings together in common cause right-wing ultra Zionists, Christian evangelicals and racist British soccer hooligans.
It reflects an aggressively pro-Israel sensibility, with its key figures venerating the Jewish state as a Middle Eastern Fort Apache on the front lines of the global 'war on terror' and urging the US and various European powers to emulate its heavy-handed methods"
Toxic Zionism (and vid)
"It's not only the bombs, the guns and the tear gas that is killing off an entire people, it's Zionism itself."
Anti-Semitism: Zionism's Indispensable Alibi (vid)
"Although Zionism typically represents itself as the solution to anti-Semitism, the truth is less flattering."
[url=http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCATRE7041GH20110105]Israel said it would keep Gaza near collapse: Wikileaks[/url]
That was about 6 weeks before they decided to have a little humanitarian crisis after all, by invading and bombing Gaza and murdering 1400 Palestinians.
I fixed the typo in the thread title.
Child Deformity in Gaza
"the campaign said the Strip was rife with children deformed by white phosphorous, depleted uranium, napalm, cluster bombs and internationally prohibited arms in the last Gaza war."
supported by Canada, Israel's 'best friend'
The IDF kills 1 Palestinian civilian every 2 days, on average, with impunity
Imagine if an Israeli were killed every couple of days in Palestine. The bombs would never stop falling on Arab heads.
Shot in the Head - by Alison Weir
"In the past 10 years Israeli forces have killed at least 255 Palestinian minors by fire to the head, and the number may actually be greater. In addition, this statistic does not include the many more Palestinian youngsters shot in the head by Israeli soldiers who survived, in one form or another.."
How Canada Subsidizes Illegal Israeli Settlements - by Yves Engler
"Canadian organizations can openly fundraise for settlements Ottawa (officially) deems illegal under international law and gets the government to pay up to a third of the cost through tax credits for donations...Ottawa makes it difficult for Canadians to support many Palestinian groups all the while subsidizing expansionist and militaristic Israeli institutions. Canadians of good conscience should protest and demand change."
Furthermore the only Israeli terrorist formation listed, the Kahane Chai, has significant ties to the Jewish Defence League Canada, which operates freely here. Why?
Soldiers, Settlers and the Police Are the Occupation
"Anyone who lives here like me knows that the soldiers, the police and the settlers are a team that works together. The settlers attack us. the soldiers give settlers protection. And the police arrests us."
Israeli Banks Finance Newspaper Calling For Genocide
'Major Israeli banks, credit institutions and communication companies are among the advertisers in an extreme right-wing magazine that called for building concentration camps. An Israeli Jewish Orthodox magazine 'Ma'ayanei Hayeshiva' (Fountains of Salvation), that is distributed freely in hundreds of synagogues all across the country has been the center of attention after calling in its editorial for the concentration of Arabs in extermination camps.
In the article, published on December 25, 2010, the editors attack rabbis who refused to support the call against renting apartments to Palestinians and accuse them of being too cowardly to follow the biblical command of wiping out the people of Amalek (Palestinians). This blunt call for a genocide against Palestinians is now new in publications of the Israeli extreme right, but this is the first time it appears in a 'family' magazine with prominent advertisers.."
'GAS THE ARABS! - JDL'
Israel's Right Wing Future - by Lawrence Davidson
"However you want to title it, Sternhell's message is clear. He is very concerned about Israel's right wing government. He thinks the present regime is controlled by dangerous people such as Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and a Knesset full of folks who believe that the Israeli 'left' are traitors...
A real problem for Sternhell is that Avigdor Lieberman and his Knesset proteges are more representative of Israel than either he or liberal journalist Gideon Levy. Indeed, not just the traditional 'left' but those who fancy themselves as 'liberals' are just about done for in Israel. Some of them knew it and are packing their bags to leave. This process has been building for some time and it makes perfect sense. You see, Zionism really is racism.
If you are one of the few on the inside who decides to criticize the process, the fanatics will turn on you with a vengeance. After all, there is nothing worse than a traitor to the sacred cause. This is exactly the present situation in today's Israel."
The results of Knesset elections have consistently moved to the right since 1948.
It depends on how you wish to define "right". It's a rather different paradigm than in Canada. There's the "right" with regards to security policy, etc., exemplified by Likud and Yisrael Beteinu and then there's the "religious right" exemplified by Degel HaTorah and Agudath Yisrael (operating together as United Torah Judaism). The religious right's main concerns are both issues of religious law and getting massive amounts of government money to support their schools and Torah studying lifestyle. THe reason the last coalition governmentn under Livni collapsed was because the religious right pulled their support over Livni's lack of support for housing subsidies. Given that the "Charedi" (ultra-orthodox) sector is by far the fastest growing demographic with birth rates multiple times that of the rest of the country, they will soon become the dominant force in Israeli politics.
Israeli Racism - by Stephen Lendman
"This is not only a Jewish state, where the majority of the inhabitants are Jews, but a state for all Jews, wherever they are, and for every Jew who wants to be here...This right is inherent in being a Jew.' It applies to no one else.."
WikiLeaks Reveals US, Egyptian, Israeli and Palestinian 'Co-operation' During Israel's War Crimes in Gaza
"Here in Palestine we have a relentless assault not only on us and our lands but on truth, on democracy, on nature, on dignity, and, dare I say, on god...."
Sidebar: The late, great Chinghiz Aitmatov once wrote about Yanqui militaristic hubris in the Reagan era and said that all that was left for them was to raise their hands against the very God they claimed to believe in.
Quelle surprise; the Israelis say that their massacre of activists on the Gaza flotilla was legal.
Gee, a terrorist state finds murder and terror legal? Sounds about right.
Sounds right to me. Armed thugs invade your home - you resist - they kill you. Self-defence, right?
And a special DIS - honourable mention goes out to Canada's POS on the Turkel Commission:
Kenneth Watkin QC
"always remember their names"
White Rose Resistance Movement
Turkel Committee's Conclusion on the Gaza Blockade
Israeli Soldiers Ordered to 'Cleanse' Gaza
"Israel's controversial invasion of Gaza deliberately aimed to 'cleanse' Palestinian neighbourhoods, fomer soldiers have alleged, in claims that will reignite the debate over the legality of the 3 week military campaign two years ago. Ohad also says: 'We needed to cleanse the neighbourhoods, the buildings, the area. It sounds really terrible to say 'cleanse' but those were the orders...I don't want to make a mistake with the words.."
With all the attention Egypt is receiving these days, one almost forgets the daily atrocity that is the Zionist entity.
Settlers kill 2 Palestinian teens, soldiers attack funeral
Not just murder and terror but piracy. Because that's what that action was. I always find it maddening how the Western media refuses to call these crimes for what they are and instead engages in the use of doublespeakism like "collateral damage".
And some people wonder why Israel is so hated in so many countries. Can they really not figure this out?
It's not like the facts are being hidden from them.
Israel Airstrikes on Gaza Injure 10
"At least 10 people have been injured as Iraeli war planes launched several airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip, Palestinian medical sources say.."
Israeli Planes Violate Lebanese Airspace
2 Israeli fighter jets have penetrated Lebanese airspace and flew over parts of the country in a flagrant violation of a UN Security Council Revolution.."
shoot the f**kers down!
[url=http://londonbds.org/2011/10/08/youre-visiting-the-wrong-hague/]Tzipi Livni visits the wrong Hague[/url]
The NDP Candidates should be asked why they continue to support Zionist warcriminals like her
IDF Interviews: Israeli Soldiers Told to 'Cleanse' Gaza (and vid)
"Israeli soldiers tell Channel 4 News they were ordered to 'cleanse' Palestinian neighborhoods, as filmmaker Nurit Kedar says 'the atmosphere was that nobody should talk about this war'..."
and of course, these tactics enjoyed the overwhelming support of the Israeli Jewish population
Out-Of-Control-Israeli-State-Terror - by Stephen Lendman
"All Israeli attacks violate Israeli and International law. Israel maliciously makes it a war zone. Human lives and welfare are non-starters. State terror defines Israeli policy...Israel remains unaccountable..."
with Canada's help and support
The Russell Tribunal on Palestine Finds Israel Guilty of the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution
"The Russell Tribunal on Palestine and its eminent panel of jurists has determined that Israel's practices against the Palestinian people are in breach of the prohibition of apartheid under international law. The Tribunal concluded unanimously that
'Israel subjects the Palestinian people to an institutionalized regime of domination amounting to apartheid as defined under international law.'..."
That quote's a keeper. Pass it on.
'Israel Pursuing Policies of Nazis' (and vid)
"A political analyst says the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud Party are pursuing the policies of former German dictator Adolf Hitler,
'Likud Party is a fascist, racist party, which promotes the fascist and racist notion of the nation-state,' Bruce Katz, co-president of the Palestinian and Jewish Unity, told Press TV from Montreal, Canada on Monday..."
I find it rather repulsive that anyone would compare Israeli policy to that of Adolph Hitler.
I find it rather repulsive that anyone would be bothered more by the comparison than by the policy.
Then get the Israeli government to not act like them
Sorry I seemed to be in the Twilight zone. I write simply as someone who understands that Israel is not Nazi Germany. Those who make such stupid statements give the left a bad name.
Why would a statement made by some Canadian on Iranian TV "give the left a bad name"??
Please explain where you saw anything about the "left" in the article that was linked?
You have yet to explain which one bothers you more - Israeli government policy, or the fact that some individual quoted on Iranian TV compared them to Hitler.
So which one is it, Jim??
Be careful how you answer. You wouldn't want to give the [whatever you are] a "bad name", would you now?
I guess just like killing civilians and attacking its neighbours Israel is allowed to use the "Nazis' comparison while every other nation is restricted by ugly conventions like war crimes law and good taste.
I think all discourse on this topic could benefit from using clearly descriptive contemporary terms of the human rights violations of Palestinians by the government of Israel without constant reference to historical parallels. Not that those parallels shouldn't be brought forward (they have, after all, veracity), but perhaps a more judicious use of those comparisons might lead to more productive debate.