‘We Look at Them Like Donkeys’

The Zionist Entity is worse of the worst.

The Zionist Invaders: ‘We Look at Them Like Donkeys’.. referring to the Palestinians left behind in the new “Israel”.

March 29, 2011

During the Holocaust, Nazis referred to Jews as rats. Hutus involved in the Rwanda genocide called Tutsis cockroaches. Slave owners throughout history considered slaves subhuman animals.

In Less Than Human, David Livingstone Smith argues that it’s important to define and describe dehumanization, because it’s what opens the door for cruelty and genocide.

“We all know, despite what we see in the movies,” Smith tells NPR’s Neal Conan, “that it’s very difficult, psychologically, to kill another human being up close and in cold blood, or to inflict atrocities on them.”

So, when it does happen, it can be helpful to understand what it is that allows human beings “to overcome the very deep and natural inhibitions they have against treating other people like game animals or vermin or dangerous predators.”

Rolling Stone recently published photos online of American troops posing with dead Afghans, connected to ongoing court-martial cases of soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state.

In addition to posing with the corpses, “these soldiers — called the ‘kill team’ — also took body parts as trophies,” Smith alleges, “which is very often a phenomenon that accompanies the form of dehumanization in which the enemy is seen as game.”

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But this is just the latest iteration in a pattern that has unfolded time and again over the course of history. In ancient Chinese, Egyptian and Mesopotamian literature, Smith found repeated references to enemies as subhuman creatures. But it’s not as simple as a comparison.

“When people dehumanize others, they actually conceive of them as subhuman creatures,” says Smith. Only then can the process “liberate aggression and exclude the target of aggression from the moral community.”

Cover of 'Less Than Human'

When the Nazis described Jews as Untermenschen, or subhumans, they didn’t mean it metaphorically, says Smith. “They didn’t mean they were like subhumans.

They meant they were literally subhuman.”

Human beings have long conceived of the universe as a hierarchy of value, says Smith, with God at the top and inert matter at the bottom, and everything else in between.

That model of the universe “doesn’t make scientific sense,” says Smith, but “nonetheless, for some reason, we continue to conceive of the universe in that fashion, and we relegate nonhuman creatures to a lower position” on the scale.

Then, within the human category, there has historically been a hierarchy. In the 18th century, white Europeans — the architects of the theory — “modestly placed themselves at the very pinnacle.”

The lower edges of the category merged with the apes, according to their thinking.

So “sub-Saharan Africans and Native Americans were denizens of the bottom of the human category,” when they were even granted human status. Mostly, they were seen as “soulless animals.” And that dramatic dehumanization made it possible for great atrocities to take place.

Before I get to work explaining how dehumanization works, I want to make a preliminary case for its importance.

So, to get the ball rolling, I’ll briefly discuss the role that dehumanization played in what is rightfully considered the single most destructive event in human history: the Second World War.

More than seventy million people died in the war, most of them civilians. Millions died in combat.

Many were burned alive by incendiary bombs and, in the end, nuclear weapons. Millions more were victims of systematic genocide. Dehumanization made much of this carnage possible.

Let’s begin at the end. The 1946 Nuremberg doctors’ trial was the first of twelve military tribunals held in Germany after the defeat of Germany and Japan.

Twenty doctors and three administrators — twenty-two men and a single woman — stood accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

They had participated in Hitler’s euthanasia program, in which around 200,000 mentally and physically handicapped people deemed unfit to live were gassed to death, and they performed fiendish medical experiments on thousands of Jewish, Russian, Roma and Polish prisoners.

Principal prosecutor Telford Taylor began his opening statement with these somber words:

The defendants in this case are charged with murders, tortures and other atrocities committed in the name of medical science.

The victims of these crimes are numbered in the hundreds of thousands. A handful only are still alive; a few of the survivors will appear in this courtroom.

But most of these miserable victims were slaughtered outright or died in the course of the tortures to which they were subjected … To their murderers, these wretched people were not individuals at all. They came in wholesale lots and were treated worse than animals.

He went on to describe the experiments in detail. Some of these human guinea pigs were deprived of oxygen to simulate high altitude parachute jumps.

Others were frozen, infested with malaria, or exposed to mustard gas. Doctors made incisions in their flesh to simulate wounds, inserted pieces of broken glass or wood shavings into them, and then, tying off the blood vessels, introduced bacteria to induce gangrene.

Taylor described how men and women were made to drink seawater, were infected with typhus and other deadly diseases, were poisoned and burned with phosphorus, and how medical personnel

conscientiously recorded their agonized screams and violent convulsions.

Gaza school chemical attack

The descriptions in Taylor’s narrative are so horrifying that it’s easy to overlook what might seem like an insignificant rhetorical flourish: his comment that “these wretched people were … treated worse than animals“. But this comment raises a question of deep and fundamental importance.

What is it that enables one group of human beings to treat another group as though they were subhuman creatures?

A rough answer isn’t hard to come by. Thinking sets the agenda for action, and thinking of humans as less than human paves the way for atrocity.

The Nazis were explicit about the status of their victims. They were Untermenschen — subhumans — and as such were excluded from the system of moral rights and obligations that bind humankind together. It’s wrong to kill a person, but permissible to exterminate a rat.

To the Nazis, all the Jews, Gypsies and others were rats: dangerous, disease-carrying rats.

Jews were the main victims of this genocidal project. From the beginning, Hitler and his followers were convinced that the Jewish people posed a deadly threat to all that was noble in humanity.

In the apocalyptic Nazi vision, these putative enemies of civilization were represented as parasitic organisms — as leeches, lice, bacteria, or vectors of contagion.

“Today,” Hitler proclaimed in 1943, “international Jewry is the ferment of decomposition of peoples and states, just as it was in antiquity. It will remain that way as long as peoples do not find the strength to get rid of the virus.”

Both the death camps (the gas chambers of which were modeled on delousing chambers) and the Einsatzgruppen (paramilitary death squads that roamed across Eastern Europe followed in the wake of the advancing German army) were responses to what the Nazis perceived to be a lethal pestilence.

Sometimes the Nazis thought of their enemies as vicious, bloodthirsty predators rather than parasites.

When partisans in occupied regions of the Soviet Union began to wage a guerilla war against German forces, Walter von Reichenau, the commander-in-chief of the German army, issued an order to inflict a “severe but just retribution upon the Jewish subhuman elements” (the Nazis considered all of their enemies as part of “international Jewry”, and were convinced that Jews controlled the national governments of Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States).

Military historian Mary R. Habeck confirms that, “soldiers and officers thought of the Russians and Jews as ‘animals’ … that had to perish. Dehumanizing the enemy allowed German soldiers and officers to agree with the Nazis’ new vision of warfare, and to fight without granting the Soviets any mercy or quarter.”

Our enemies are dictated to us, we are taught to hate. The war on terror were wars on Israel’s naysayers..nothing to do with United States of America.

The Holocaust is the most thoroughly documented example of the ravages of dehumanization.

Its hideousness strains the limits of imagination. And yet, focusing on it can be strangely comforting.

It’s all too easy to imagine that the Third Reich was a bizarre aberration, a kind of mass insanity instigated by a small group of deranged ideologues who conspired to seize political power and bend a nation to their will.

Alternatively, it’s tempting to imagine that the Germans were (or are) a uniquely cruel and bloodthirsty people.

Palestinians have to run for their lives from the Zionist invading army

But these diagnoses are dangerously wrong. What’s most disturbing about the Nazi phenomenon is not that the Nazis were madmen or monsters. It’s that they were ordinary human beings.

When we think of dehumanization during World War II our minds turn to the Holocaust, but it wasn’t only the Germans who dehumanized their enemies.

While the architects of the Final Solution were busy implementing their lethal program of racial hygiene, the Russian-Jewish poet and novelist Ilya Ehrenburg was churning out propaganda for distribution to Stalin’s Red Army.

These pamphlets seethed with dehumanizing rhetoric: they spoke of “the smell of Germany’s animal breath,” and described Germans as “two-legged animals who have mastered the technique of war” — “ersatz men” who ought to be annihilated.

“The Germans are not human beings,” Ehrenburg wrote, “… If you kill one German, kill another — there is nothing more amusing for us than a heap of German corpses.”

This wasn’t idle talk. The Wehrmacht had taken the lives of 23 million Soviet citizens, roughly half of them civilians.

When the tide of the war finally turned, a torrent of Russian forces poured into Germany from the east, and their inexorable advance became an orgy of rape and murder.

“They were certainly egged on by Ehrenburg and other Soviet propagandists…” writes journalist Giles McDonough:

East Prussia was the first German region visited by the Red Army … In the course of a single night the red army killed seventy-two women and one man.

Most of the women had been raped, of whom the oldest was eighty-four. Some of the victims had been crucified …

A witness who made it to the west talked of a poor village girl who was raped by an entire tank squadron from eight in the evening to nine in the morning. One man was shot and fed to the pigs.

Israel: Lying for your fake country

“One clear day they will open the windows and they [Zionists] will see ‘no more State’.” ~Rabbi Avraham Yishaya Karelitz,
author of Chazon Ish (1878-1953)

The 16th and 17th century English author and diplomat Henry Wotton described an ambassador as someone “sent abroad to lie for his country”.

Nowadays, the principle of “lying abroad” enables Israel to hammer home its message and drown out that of the Palestinians throughout Western media…

It is not surprising that nations use propaganda to cover up their sins. What is surprising is that so-called intelligent, informed journalists report Israel’s fabricated stories time and again, and rarely dig deeper…
By taking at face value anything said by Israeli politicians or spokespeople without independent corroboration, the press is presenting Israel in the best possible light, a stated aim of Israel and Zionism.

Yitzhak Shamir, the seventh prime minister of Israel famously said: “It is permissible to lie for the sake of the Land of Israel.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: “Irrespective of whether you’re right or not, you must always present your side as right.”

Akiva Eldar, an Israeli journalist, also wrote: “In Israel, lying has become the norm among the army, the legal establishment and the diplomatic corps.

Lying has become a way of life for commanders and soldiers, lawyers and clerks, most of whose views are far from being right-wing, and who loathe the occupation.”

Real Jews are not Zionists at all and must oppose it


There is an all-pervasive willingness to accept Israel’s own excuses for even the most criminal and inhuman acts…

The media fail to spot – or choose to ignore – that all of Israel’s accounts of its actions aim to deceive.

It is trying to pull the wool over the eyes of anyone who might otherwise believe the Palestinian arguments for justice, freedom and an end to persecution.

“Some of them believe that the Zionist movement cooperated with Nazi Germany in order to cause Jews to emigrate and establish their state and entity in Palestine after WWII.
[The Zionist movement] strives to revive the memory of the ‘Holocaust’ lie on the 27th of January, every year. It made itself a representative of the Jews of the world – both the living and the dead.

Israel demands reparations from Europe in its entirety.”

“Some of them believe that the Zionist movement cooperated with Nazi Germany in order to cause Jews to emigrate and establish their state and entity in Palestine after WWII.

[The Zionist movement] strives to revive the memory of the ‘Holocaust’ lie on the 27th of January, every year.

It made itself a representative of the Jews of the world – both the living and the dead. Israel demands reparations from Europe in its entirety.”

“The Zionist Movement Managed To Occupy Palestine Based On A Bunch Of Myths – One Of Those Myths Was The Holocaust”

Narrator: “The Zionist movement managed to occupy Palestine based on a bunch of myths. One of those myths was the Holocaust.

The word ‘Holocaust’ is used to describe the mass extermination of Jews by Nazis in WWII, according to what the Zionists claim.

“Although the violent events that took place in WWII claimed both Jewish and non-Jewish victims, Zionist propaganda propagated the term ‘antisemitism,’ which denotes the resentment of the West towards Jews, but not towards others, and limited the events of the Holocaust to Jewish [victims] only.

“Many Israeli historians believe the Holocaust to be a lie employed in the service of the Zionist enterprise in Palestine.

“Some of them believe that the Zionist movement cooperated with Nazi Germany in order to cause Jews to emigrate and establish their state and entity in Palestine after WWII.

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[The Zionist movement] strives to revive the memory of the ‘Holocaust’ lie on the 27th of January, every year.

It made itself a representative of the Jews of the world – both the living and the dead. Israel demands reparations from Europe in its entirety.”

“The Holocaust Industry Has Become A Profitable Business Today, As Well As A Means Through Which Israel Extorts The Western Countries”

“The Holocaust industry has become a profitable business today, as well as a means through which Israel extorts the Western countries. Israel applied pressure on Germany until the German government agreed to pay reparations to the Jews.

“Israel played with the numbers, and inflated the number of Jews in Germany at the time of the Nazis, purporting that there were six million Jews there.

“In order to obtain more money, Israel invented stories about the Nazis using gas chambers for the mass murder of Jews.”

Trump Admin Moves $10 Billion Weapons Sale to Israel’s friends in UAE

Fight hard and be strong in the battle against the Zionists and the Nationalist Council, which has risen up against us and against the holy Torah. We must especially fight their latest sins, in which they take precious souls, refugee children from Poland or Yemen, orphaned of both father and mother, and force them to abandon their faith. Wage a bold war with them, and G-d forbid to come to an agreement with them. (Hachomah, 1 Sivan 5704) Rabbi Dovid Baharan of Jerusalem,(d. 1946)

“It is time for this region to enjoy peace, stability and development,” Al Kaabi remarked.

A Congressional aide told Reuters on Friday that the State Department informally notified Congress of its intent to sell $10 billion in military equipment to the UAE. The $10 billion sale includes precision-guided munitions, non-precision bombs, and missiles.

The informal notification was sent to Congress late Thursday after the Trump administration did the same for a $2.9 billion drone sale to Abu Dhabi.

News of the potential drone sale and munitions sale comes shortly after the State Department told Congress of its plans to sell F-35 fighter jets to the UAE, a sale that was agreed to as part of Abu Dhabi’s normalization with Israel.

Arming the UAE to the teeth could draw concern from Congress over Israel’s military superiority in the region, known as the Qualitative Military Edge (QME). Congress is required by US law to uphold Israel’s QME, and some lawmakers have introduced legislation to slow the F-35 sale.

For their part, Israel has essentially given the US the green light to sell advanced weapons to the UAE in exchange for more arms. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he received strong assurances on “the American commitment to preserve Israel’s military qualitative edge” when discussing the F-35 sale last week.

In earlier comments, Netanyahu said Israel would not oppose the sale of “certain weapon systems” to the UAE after discussing the issue with US officials.

The US plans to sell 50 F-35 fighter jets to Abu Dhabi, estimated at $10.4 billion. Including the drones and munitions, the UAE stands to gain about $24 billion in new weapons for normalizing with Israel.

Why are ‘israelis’ different from everyone else?

The thieves took their little children along telling them “all this belongs to us…there isn’t anyone else” after the Arabs were chased and murdered out of their homes and neighborhoods. Is it any wonder the same children and their children see this as a normal way of life and the rest of the world does not, and I think these Israelis don’t realize that the rest of us are not taught this way and don’t see life this way…and worst of all, they are deceived about their identities. I know I’m of European decent in America, European ‘israelis’ have been taught to believe that they are Middle Easterners [just don’t happen to look like the rest of them]. How pathetic is that?

“The Eastern European Zionists are not Semites (though the Arabs are), have no Semitic blood, and their remote forefathers never trod Palestinian earth.” The British journalist Douglas Reed, former chief Central European correspondent of the Times, 1950.

Al-Musrara is relatively a small neighborhood that was built in different phases from the 1860 onward as the first residential blocks outside the Old City walls of Jerusalem.

However,
it witnessed a flourishment in 1920, due to the number of the primary and secondary schools, and most notably the constitutional School founded by Khalil Sakakini in 1909.

Two-thirds of the neighborhood was occupied in 1948, while one-third remained close to Bab al-Amoud “Damascus Gate” with the Arabs.

Golda Mabovitch aka Golda Meir lived in a stolen Palestinian’s home in Palestine. As did they all!

Before and after Nakba, many of the attacks occurred on the city’s dividing line where this neighborhood is located.

The occupation authorities settled Jews from the Arab Maghreb in that occupied part of Musrara after Nakba. Dozens used to live in one house.

For example, the Palestinian house, which was consisted of four rooms, used to be inhabited by 40 Eastern Jews, 10 per room.

This continued until the authorities took them out of these houses and placed them in overcrowded dwellings and housings that were built to accommodate them and settle the Western “Ashkenazi” Jews in the beautiful Arab houses instead of the Eastern Jews.

Not Semitic ancestry

The majority of Ashkenazi Jews are descended from prehistoric European women, according to study published today (October 8) in Nature Communications. While the Jewish religion began in the Near East, and the Ashkenazi Jews were believed to have origins in the early indigenous tribes of this region, new evidence from mitochondrial DNA, which is passed on exclusively from mother to child, suggests that female ancestors of most modern Ashkenazi Jews converted to Judaism in the north Mediterranean around 2,000 years ago and later in west and central Europe. In other words, they are not from a Semitic people.

This caused anger and resentment among the Eastern Jews. Which eventually led to the establishment of the Black Panthers movement in 1971, with the aim of bringing up a social revolution in the Israeli society due to the feeling of oppression, discrimination and racism of the Easterners in employment and services unlike the Westerners.

However, this movement and its rebellions were suppressed as well as ended in 1973.
The house in the picture was built in the late 19th century.

After Nakba, the israelis turned it into a religious school called Beit Ya’akov and later became a photography and Media School.

However, Israeli sources mentions something, when talking about this house:
(Perhaps a house for a rich Ethiopian man who built it for his lover or a house that belongs to a Palestinian family), and here we refute this narrative and emphasize the Palestinian property..

In 1925, Minister Arthur Balfour visited Palestine for the first time after giving the ominous promise of eight years.

There were widespread protests among the Palestinians, and the residents took part in demonstrations and declared a total strike.

They raised the black flags in the streets, alleys and houses.

Attached in the first comment the picture of the house owner raising the black flags on his balcony, refusing the visit of Balfour to Palestine!

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Zionist occupation forces kidnap 132 Palestinians last week

1854 violations carried out by the occupation against the people of the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem during the past month

Zionist occupation forces arrested last week 132 Palestinians across the occupied Palestinian West Bank, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has revealed.

The Palestinians were arrested in 126 search-and-arrest operations carried out by the Israeli occupation forces during which they attacked and wounded several Palestinian civilians.

“Half of the operations were recorded in the Jerusalem governorate, with the Al ‘Isawiya neighbourhood of East Jerusalem witnessing almost daily police activities, resulting in the arrest of 30 Palestinians, including 13 children,” the UN OCHA report said.

The town has been subject to ongoing violations, including the abduction of many Palestinians, the daily invasions and violent searches of homes, in addition to excessively high fines and fees imposed on the residents.

This systematic and widespread campaign of regular raids and kidnappings to instill fear among the Palestinians, and to keep them suppressed, is a serious violation of international and humanitarian laws, according to human rights groups.

Meanwhile, Israeli forces rounded up three Palestinians after breaking into their houses today in the occupied West Bank city of Tubas, claiming to search for “wanted” Palestinians, triggering clashes with residents.

Despite the coronavirus crisis, Palestinians in Jerusalem have witnessed noticeable escalation in Israeli attacks, home raids and arrest campaigns lately, which is seen as an attempt to put more pressure on Palestinian natives of Jerusalem to force them to leave the city and clear the way for new Jewish-only settlement projects.

We Grow, They Bulldoze, We Re-Plant

By Eva Bartlett

February 10, 2013

Tawfiq Mandil, 45, stands amongst hundreds of Palestinian farmers, activists, and international supporters in the Gaza Strip’s eastern Zeitoun district, about half a kilometre from the border with Israel.

They are renewing a call for the boycott of Israeli goods.“The Israeli army destroyed my house and my five dunums of land (a dunum is 1,000 square metres) on the last day of the attacks in 2009, as well as 20 other homes,” he says.

With signs reading ‘Boycott Israeli Agricultural Products’ and ‘Support Palestinian Farmers’, Mandil and others protesting Israeli oppression of Palestinian farmers joined together Saturday to plant olive trees on Israeli-razed farmland and to implore international supporters to join the boycott of Israeli agricultural produce.

Mandil believes that the boycott is his only hope for justice for Palestinian farmers being targeted by the Israeli army and oppressed by Israel. “We hope that it will put pressure on Israel to stop targeting us and allow us to farm our land as we used to.”

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With an Israeli surveillance blimp hovering above and within sight of a remotely-controlled machine gun tower, the significance of the rally’s location near the ‘buffer zone’ was not lost.

Israeli authorities prohibit Palestinians from accessing the 300 metres flanking the Gaza-Israel border.

In reality, the Israeli army regularly attacks Palestinians up to two kilometres from the border in some areas, rendering more than 35 percent of Gaza’s farmland off-limits.

“By engaging in the trade of settlement produce, states are failing to comply with their obligation to actively cooperate in order to put the Israeli settlement enterprise to an end.

Therefore, a ban on settlement produce must be considered amongst those actions that third party states should undertake in order to comply with their international law obligations.”

The Palestinian human rights organisation Al-Haq released a position paper last month condemning the Israeli settlement produce trade.

The paper, ‘Feasting on the Occupation: Illegality of Settlement Produce and the Responsibility of EU Member States Under International Law’ highlights the means by which Israeli settlements benefit from the oppression of Palestinian farmers.

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We are all Palestinians!

“While the EU has been quite outspoken in condemning settlements and their expansion, they continue to import produce from these same settlements and in doing so, help to sustain their very existence,” Al-Haq director general Shawan Jabarin notes in the Al-Haq press release.

“More than 80 Palestinians have been injured and at least four Palestinians killed by Israeli attacks in the border regions since the November 2012 ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian resistance,” says Adie Mormech, 35, a British activist living in Gaza.

This is in addition to the many Palestinians killed and hundreds injured in previous years of Israeli army attacks on the border regions.

“There is simultaneous action happening in the occupied West Bank,” says Mormech. “They’re planting near Yitzhar colony, which is notorious for its violence against Palestinians.

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Around the world, an estimated 30 countries are holding actions in solidarity with Palestinian farmers and fishers.”

Um Abed, 65, from Zeitoun is defiant. “Today we’re planting olive trees. God willing next year we’ll plant lemon, date and palm trees. We grow, they bulldoze, we re-plant.”

The boycott action follows a growing number of initiatives emerging in recent years from the Gaza Strip.

Palestinian students in Gazan universities stepped up the Boycott call in 2012, releasing Youtube videos calling for political action, not aid, from international supporters.

The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) has attracted international support, including the backing of numerous UK and North American universities and scholars.

Increasing numbers of cultural and religious associations, such as the Quakers’ Friends Fiduciary Corporation, are divesting from corporations that profit from or support Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands.

The United Church of Canada endorsed the boycott of goods produced in illegal Israeli settlements in August 2012.

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Dr Haidar Eid, professor at Gaza’s Al-Aqsa University and PACBI member, outlines what BDS entails.

“We are calling for implementation of UN Security Council resolution 242, which calls for withdrawal of occupation forces from the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and east Jerusalem.

The second demand is the implementation of the United Nations resolution 194, the return of all Palestinian refugees to the towns and villages from which they were ethnically cleansed in 1948.

The third demand is the end to Israel’s apartheid policies in Palestine 1948. We want equality.”

While civil society and students have been in the forefront of BDS actions in the Gaza Strip, the Hamas government has also taken steps calling for boycott.

Joe Catron, an American activist based in the Gaza Strip, explains one recent government-led campaign.

“The Adidas campaign began in March 2012, when Adidas was sponsoring a marathon through parts of Jerusalem, including parts that are internationally recognised as occupied.

The Ministry of Youth and Sports here called upon the Arab League to boycott Adidas in response to this, which a number of countries did.”

In September 2012, Gaza’s Ministry of Agriculture decided to ban most Israeli fruits entering Gaza.

“Palestinian farmers can grow the fruits we consume,” said marketing director in the ministry Tahsen Al-Saqa.

“We need to support and protect our own farmers. They’ve been economically devastated by the Israeli ban on exporting since 2006.”

“Boycott is the key, and it is growing,” says Adie Mormech. “The momentum is so much now that it is not going to stop. It’s going to be like South Africa.”

 

 

 

 

 

Are You Feeling Safer? ‘War of the Worlds’ Pits U.S. and “israel” Against Everyone Else

 

Estimates of how many civilians have been killed directly or indirectly as a consequence of the so-called Global War on Terror initiated by George W. Bush are in the millions, with roughly 4 million being frequently cited. Nearly all of the dead have been Muslims.

Philip Giraldi

The media being focused on an upcoming election, coronavirus, fires on the West Coast and burgeoning BLM and Antifa unrest, it is perhaps no surprise that some stories are not exactly making it through to the evening news.

Last week an important vote in the United Nations General Assembly went heavily against the United States.

It was regarding a non-binding resolution that sought to suspend all economic sanctions worldwide while the coronavirus cases continue to increase.

It called for “intensified international cooperation and solidarity to contain, mitigate and overcome the pandemic and its consequences.”

It was a humanitarian gesture to help overwhelmed governments and health care systems cope with the pandemic by having a free hand to import food and medicines.

The final tally was 169 to 2, with only Israel and the United States voting against.

Both governments apparently viewed the U.N. resolution as problematical because they fully support the unilateral economic warfare that they have been waging to bring about regime change in countries like Iran, Syria and Venezuela.

Sanctions imposed on those countries are designed to punish the people more than the governments in the expectation that there will be an uprising to bring about regime change.

This, of course, has never actually happened as a consequence of sanctions and all that is really delivered is suffering.

When they cast their ballots, some delegates at the U.N. might even have been recalling former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s claim that the death of 500,000 Iraqi children due to U.S. imposed sanctions had been “worth it.”

Clearly, a huge majority of the world’s governments, to include the closest U.S. allies, no longer buy the American big lie when it claims to be the leader of the free world, a promoter of liberal democracy and a force for good. 

The vote prompted one observer, John Whitbeck, a former international lawyer based in Paris, to comment how “On almost every significant issue facing mankind and the planet, it is Israel and the United States against mankind and the planet.”

The United Nations was not the only venue where the U.S. was able to demonstrate what kind of nation it has become.

In an Emmy Award-winning 1996 interview on CBS program “60 Minutes,” the Clinton-era secretary of state was asked whether the deaths of half a million Iraqi children was worth it. “The price is worth it,” Albright bluntly replied.

Estimates of how many civilians have been killed directly or indirectly as a consequence of the so-called Global War on Terror initiated by George W. Bush are in the millions, with roughly 4 million being frequently cited. Nearly all of the dead have been Muslims.

Now there is a new estimate of the number of civilians that have fled their homes as a result of the worldwide conflict initiated by Washington and its dwindling number of allies since 2001.

The estimate comes from Brown University’s “Costs of War Project,” which has issued a report Creating Refugees: Displacement Caused by the United States Post-9/11 Wars that seeks to quantify those who have “fled their homes in the eight most violent wars the U.S. military has launched or participated in since 2001.”

The project tracks the number of refugees, asylum seekers applying for refugee status, and internally displaced people or persons (IDPs) in the countries that America and its allies have most targeted since 9/11: Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, the Philippines, Libya and Syria.

All are predominantly Muslim countries with the sole exception of the Philippines, which has a large Muslim minority.

The estimate suggests that between 37 and 59 million civilians have become displaced, with an extremely sharp increase occurring in the past year when the total was calculated to be 21 million.

The largest number of those displaced were from Iraq, where fighting against Islamic State has been intermittent, estimated at 9.2 million. Syria, which has seen fighting between the government and various foreign supported insurgencies, had the second-highest number of displacements at 7.1 million.

Afghanistan, which has seen a resurgent Taliban, was third having an estimated 5.3 million people displaced.

The authors of the report observe that even the lower figure of 37 million is “almost as large as the population of Canada” and “more than those displaced by any other war or disaster since at least the start of the 20th century with the sole exception of World War II.”

And it is also important to note what is not included in the study. The report has excluded sub-Saharan Africa as well as several Arab nations generally considered to be U.S. allies.

These constitute “the millions more who have been displaced by other post-9/11 conflicts where U.S. forces have been involved in ‘counterterror’ activities in more limited yet significant ways, including in: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, Niger, Saudi Arabia, and Tunisia.”

Yemen should be added to that list given U.S. military materiel assistance that has enabled the Saudi Arabian bombing attacks on that country, also producing a wave of refugees.

There are also reports that the White House is becoming concerned over the situation in Yemen as pressure is growing to initiate an international investigation of the Saudi war crimes in that civilian infrastructure targets to include hospitals and schools are being deliberately targeted.

And even the United States Congress has begun to notice that something bad is taking place as there is growing concern that both the Saudi and U.S. governments might be charged with war crimes over the civilian deaths.

Reports are now suggesting that as early as 2016, when Barack Obama was still president, the State Department’s legal office concluded that “top American officials could be charged with war crimes for approving bomb sales to the Saudis and their partners” that have killed more than 125,000 including at least 13,400 targeted civilians.

That conclusion preceded the steps undertaken by the Donald Trump White House to make arms sales to the Saudis and their allies in the United Arab Emirates central to his foreign policy, a program that has become an integral part of the promotion of the “Deal of the Century” Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.

Given that, current senior State Department officials have repressed the assessment made in 2016 and have also “gone to great lengths” to conceal the legal office finding.

A State Department inspector general investigation earlier this year considered the Department’s failure to address the legal risks of selling offensive weapons to the Saudis, but the details were hidden by placing them in a classified part of the public report released in August, heavily redacted so that even Congressmen with high level access could not see them.

Democrats in Congress, which had previously blocked some arms sales in the conflict, are looking into the Saudi connection because it can do damage to Trump, but it would be far better if they were to look at what the United States and Israel have been up to more generally speaking.

The U.S. benefits from the fact that even though international judges and tribunals are increasingly embracing the concept of holding Americans accountable for war crimes since the start of the GWOT, U.S. refusal to cooperate has been daunting.

Last March, when the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague authorized its chief prosecutor to open an investigation into U.S. crimes in Afghanistan the White House reacted by imposing sanctions on the chief prosecutor and his staff lawyer.

And Washington has also warned that any tribunal going after Israel will face the wrath of the United States.

Nevertheless, when you are on the losing side on a vote in a respected international body by 169 to 2 someone in Washington should at least be smart enough to discern that something is very, very wrong. But I wouldn’t count on anyone named Trump or Biden to work that out.

Holocaust 2: It Did Happen Again


Guess Who?

Ramallah

Palestine’s Foreign Ministry has warned against Israel’s use of the Holocaust to cover up its crimes against the Palestinian people and the occupation of Arab lands.

The Foreign Ministry urged in a Wednesday press release the participants in the 5th World Holocaust Forum — which will be held Thursday in Jerusalem — to be careful with “the political contexts Israel is trying to employ and exploit in this occasion.”

“Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the leaders of the [Israeli] occupation are using the forum to conceal the true face of Israel as it occupies the land of another country, settles there and commits the most heinous crimes against the Palestinian people that amounted to the level of war crimes and crimes against humanity,” the statement read.

“The international community which was previously unable to prevent the Holocaust from occurring, must pay close attention to the suffering of the Palestinian people under the occupation,” it added.

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry renewed “its strong condemnation of the Holocaust.”

At least 40 leaders will participate in the 5th World Holocaust Forum, scheduled for Thursday in West Jerusalem.

The majority of Jews in Europe were not Zionists and wanted nothing to do with Palestine.

Ben-Gurion had requested an initial analysis on the absorptive potential on Palestine in early 1941, and in late 1942 commissioned a “master plan” for the proposed immigration.

The plan to annex Israeli-controlled parts of the West Bank is just the logical next step in Israel’s historic effort to ghettoize the Palestinians.

The story of the Church of the Nativity siege

The ordeal began on 1 April and was triggered by a young girl from a refugee camp.

A member of her family had been killed by the IDF [Israel Defence Forces – the Israeli Wehrmacht].

Grief-stricken, she took revenge by turning herself into a suicide bomber, killing six or seven Israelis in Jerusalem.

As usual, the Israelis reacted with wide-scale collective punishment, sending tanks and hundreds of soldiers into West Bank towns like Nablus, Jenin and Bethlehem late at night.

In Bethlehem they cut the electricity supply and focused on the old town, overflying with helicopter gunships and occupying all key points around Manger Square.

Many innocent Palestinians were killed by snipers, and the market and some shops were set on fire as troops hunted down suspected “fighters”.

Civilians tried desperately to hide from the troops and someone suggested the Church of the Nativity as a sanctuary.

The door was locked, so “one of the young men shot the door… there was no choice”.

Two hundred and forty-eight took refuge there. They included, says George, one Islamic Jihad, 28 Hamas, 50 to 60 Al-Aqsa Martyrs.

The remainder were ordinary townsfolk and included 100 uniformed Palestinian Authority workers; also 26 children and eight to 10 women and girls.

“The Israeli soldiers would not allow the women and children to leave… but they left the Church the first week by the back door.”

Priests and nuns – Armenian, Greek and Catholic – from the adjoining monasteries brought the number to over 300 at the beginning.

“Some of them went back to the monasteries but some stayed with us every day for the 40 days.”

On Day 3 of the siege a young man inside the Church was shot dead by a sniper as he popped his head through a hatch in the roof.

That same day a second was shot by snipers as he scavenged for food in the Casa Nova guest house. His last words were: “My brothers, I love you.

Zionist lobby condemns re-enactment of murderous assault on Christendom’s holiest site

I don’t want to leave you. I’m still so young and I miss my wife and I want to see my daughter and son again.”

Our big problem, says George, was how to get enough food to feed so many people. “The monasteries gave us food to last about 10 days.

After that we managed to bring some food in from across the fields, but when one of us was killed we stopped.”

Fifteen days into the siege and someone said, “Let’s call an ambulance.”

They had managed to recharge their cellphones using the mains that supplied the Church towers and bells.

The Israelis had overlooked the fact that this was a separate supply coming from the Bethlehem municipality.

So, the besieged were able to phone out for help to friends in nearby Beit Sahour, who responded by sending food to the medical centre.

From there it was transported by ambulance, along with authentic casualties, and delivered to houses near the Church.

At night young girls carried the food in plastic bags from house to house until supplies reached the dwellings next door to the Church.

The bags were then thrown from roof to roof. This went on for six days until one girl dropped a bag, which the soldiers found.

The IDF, now alerted, shot and paralysed another young man. It put an end to the food operation.

Those trapped inside the Church were surprised to discover an old lady living within the complex. She had a small horde of olives and wheat, with which they made bread.

So they managed to eke out the food for 28 days. “When it finally ran out,” George recalls, “we realised we were in big trouble”.

The governor of Bethlehem and the director of the Catholic Society were among those holding out in the Church.

George held the key and was ordered to open the door only if someone died or was injured. He was watching through a peephole when he saw people approaching across the forecourt.

They were from the peace movement, 28 of them.

By now the world media were watching. Seventeen were promptly arrested but 11 took a big risk, managing to bluff their way in through the razor wire.

In their rucksacks they brought food, which lasted another fou days, and basic medicines.

The worst time was the final week – no food and only dirty water from the well.

They resorted to boiling leaves and old chicken legs into a soup. George ate only lemons and salt for five or six days.

Many were so ill by this time that they were passing blood.

Outside some 15 civilians had been indiscriminately shot in the street or in their homes.

The IDF refused to allow the dead inside the Church to be removed for decent burial.

The corpses were therefore placed in makeshift coffins, with the holes and seams sealed with candlewax, and taken down to a cellar.

Meanwhile, the IDF set up three huge cranes on which were mounted robotic machine guns under video control.

Eight defenders were killed inside the Church, some by the robotic guns and some by snipers.

Samir, a Church caretaker and bellringer who was known to be a little disturbed, was killed in front of the Church.

“He eventually went outside and tried to surrender with his hands up but was shot down by a regular sniper.”

From the start, says George, the IDF used psychological warfare methods – for example, disorienting noise to deprive them of sleep, bright lights, concussion grenades.

They paraded their families in front of the Church to put pressure on them to surrender.

The IDF were also using illegal dum-dum bullets which cause horrendous wounds and trauma.

“Most of those who were killed… it was because of the dum-dums… so much bleeding, and it took so long to arrange to send them to a hospital.”

He says the IDF fired tracer rounds into two of the monasteries and set the ancient fabric of the buildings on fire.

Those trapped inside the Church vowed not to harm IDF soldiers unless they actually broke in. When soldiers did gain access and killed one of the resisters, four of them were shot.

“In the end, the governor decided it was better to be in jail than die.

So we opened the door and surrendered on the 40th day. One hundred and forty-eight had survived.

We were all promptly arrested and interrogated.” But when given a meal by the Israelis, 13 or 14 threw the food in the trash bin.

“They were the ones who had been hurt the most,” says George. “The soldiers killed some of their families and demolished their houses… and arrested

all their families… and destroyed their lives…”

Because of the adverse publicity, the CIA and EU took a hand in deciding the fate of the survivors.

After four years the figures still sprang readily to George’s mind… “13 were exiled to the EU, 26 were exiled to Gaza, 26 were wounded, 26 had surrendered because they were under-age.

Eight were killed inside the Church… and with Samir makes nine… they shot Samir in front of the Church…” It clearly upset him to remember.

“The rest were allowed home.” George had scavenged under sniper fire.

Luckily, he was among those sent home. “The Israelis said to me: ‘Do you know why you are going home? Because America wants it’.”

When the survivors apologised to the Church fathers for the damage done, they replied: “God will look after the Church.

We are much more concerned about looking after you.” I put it to George that by telling me the story he might find himself in the Israelis’ black books. “I’m already in their black book,” he replied.
Imagine how the story might have ended if the world hadn’t been watching.

It deserves to be told and re-told forever. I hope the Freedom Theatre puts it out on DVD so that all can see.

I’m assuming, of course, that the play reflects George’s version of events. Judge for yourselves who the real terrorists are.

Rohingya Muslims: The Other Palestinians

Imperialists creations

Myanmar, then Burma, was Israel’s “first friend” in Asia. Both countries secured independence from the British in the same year, 1948. Burma’s first prime minister, U Nu, had a “soft spot for Israel” and was close with David Ben-Gurion, his Israeli counterpart.

Professor William Schabas, the former president of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, says: “When you see measures preventing births, trying to deny the identity of the people, hoping to see that they really are eventually, that they no longer exist; denying their history, denying the legitimacy of their right to live where they live, these are all warning signs that mean it’s not frivolous to envisage the use of the term genocide.”

YANGON, Myanmar (JTA) — Myanmar’s treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority has earned the country widespread condemnation in recent years.

United Nations investigator and the U.S. House of Representatives have warned that the Myanmar military’s recent ramping up of violence against the group constitutes genocide.

Last August, the U.S. State Department tallied atrocities in the Buddhist-majority country’s northern Rakhine State, concluding that violence there was “extreme, large-scale, widespread, and seems geared toward both terrorizing the population and driving out the Rohingya residents.” 

Some 1.1 million Rohingya have fled Myanmar.

Despite the widespread condemnation, however, Israel remains on friendly terms with Myanmar and has remained relatively silent on what even the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has called “compelling evidence” of genocide in the country that straddles South and Southeast Asia.

What’s more, the Jewish state allowed its arms companies to sell weapons to Myanmar’s military through the fall of 2017, long after most Western countries had banned such sales by its firms.

 It remains unclear if the Israeli firms are still supplying Myanmar’s military with assistance besides weapons, including surveillance technology, training and intelligence.

Contacted by JTA, most of the firms refused to clarify on their current sales. One firm, TAR Ideal Concepts, refuted reports that it had sold arms to Myanmar.

Observers say Israel’s cooperation and selective silence reflects both the Jewish state’s closeness with Myanmar and its demonstrated foreign policy preference for prosaic diplomacy over human rights.

“A general trend of Israel’s foreign policy is to give priority to interests over values,” David Tal, an Israeli historian who chairs the University of Sussex’s Modern Israel Studies program, told JTA.

“Having good relations with Myanmar … I would assume is worth any moral price Israel accrues.”

The trend can also be seen in Israel’s historical cooperation with apartheid South Africa and recent friendly relations with Viktor Orbán’s HungaryRodrigo Duterte’s Philippines and, most recently, Idriss Deby’s Chad — countries with questionable records.

Myanmar, then Burma, was Israel’s “first friend” in Asia. Both countries secured independence from the British in the same year, 1948. Burma’s first prime minister, U Nu, had a “soft spot for Israel” and was close with David Ben-Gurion, his Israeli counterpart.

U Nu also was the first prime minister of any country to visit the Jewish state, doing so in 1955.

In 2011, Yaron Mayer, then the Israeli ambassador to Myanmar, told Moment magazine that Myanmar was “one of Israel’s few, true friends.”

In an interview with JTA in December, Ronen Gilor, the Israeli ambassador to Myanmar, noted the historical friendship and the nation’s geopolitically advantageous proximity to China and India — countries that have had limited relations with Israel.

“They respected Israel,” Gilor said. “This was a first for Southeast Asia, which was so important for us.

“Now,” he added, “Israel they know as a beautiful country.”

While relations waxed and waned, Israel always maintained an embassy in Myanmar and was one of the few countries to offer direct aid to the pariah state after Cyclone Nargis left 150,000 dead in 2008.

Israel only stopped selling advanced weaponry to Myanmar’s military in 2017 following domestic and international uproar –– and a legal challenge that reached its High Court. (The court, at the behest of the government, kept its late December 2017 ruling secret.)

Asked about current Israeli intelligence sharing, military training or assistance in the Rakhine State, the Myanmar Embassy in Tel Aviv referred questions to Israel.

“According to our knowledge and understanding, there is no[t] any information and any updated data in such kind of field as your concerns,” the embassy wrote to JTA in an email.

“If you would like to know further and more clarified data, facts and figures about those matters, you may approach the relevant institutions of the Israeli Side.

 Dalai Lama at the wailing wall in occupied Jerusalem:   he  told the crowd he has “a lot to learn from the Jews” who were in exile for generations. He said he would like to learn how the Jews survived so long in exile as an example for his own Tibetan people, who have been in exile for 50 years. [Israelis were not living in exile and are not the Jews of Israel or Palestine but rather European imperialist colonists]

Functions of the Myanmar Embassy in Tel Aviv are very well transparent in every area and also in bilateral cooperation between two countries.”

The issue of Israeli cooperation with Myanmar is, however, far from “transparent.”

In December 2017, Myanmar’s ambassador to Israel, U Maung Maung Lynn, said that Israel was still selling weapons to his country. Israel promptly reprimanded and “rebuked” the ambassador, who soon apologized and retracted his statement.

Israel’s Ministry of Defense, when contacted by JTA, provided no clarification on current military exports to and cooperation with Myanmar.

“The defense export policy of Israel is constantly examined according to various considerations, including human rights status in the target country, as well as the policy of the UN Security Council and other international authorities,” the ministry wrote in an email.

Gilor in an interview with JTA refused to answer questions regarding Israeli cooperation with Myanmar’s military, saying that they were not related to the topic of JTA’s requested interview: the relationship between Judaism and Myanmar.

“I cannot see the connection,” the ambassador said when asked about military cooperation.

He said the same thing when asked about Israeli officials’ refusal to utilize the term “Rohingya.” (Myanmar rejects the term and does not recognize them as citizens, instead considering them to be “Bengalis” or foreigners.)

Nobel laureate and Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, shown here in Sydney, Australia, March 17, 2018, has been widely criticized for refusing to condemn the military’s actions against the Rohingya minority. (Dan Himbrechts/Pool/Getty Images)

But Sammy Samuels, the de facto leader of Myanmar’s Jewish community, told JTA that the Burmese largely consider Israel and Judaism to be inseparable.

“The Burmese population, if you tell them ‘Judaism,’ they don’t know, but if you tell ‘Israel,’ they feel like Israel is a religion. They fully respect Israel,” Sammy told JTA.

Israel has remained largely steadfast in its support for Myanmar’s civilian government, which is led by Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi.

Her disdain for the Rohingya is well-documented, and human rights groups have criticized her widely for refusing to condemn the military’s actions.

In 2012, Suu Kyi said that she did not know if the Rohingya could be regarded as citizens, and she has refused to use the term “Rohingya.”

Myanmar’s military leaders — over whom Suu Kyi wields no control — say their actions in the Rakhine State are a response to attacks by Muslim militants, including the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, who they say have a separatist agenda and are funded by foreign groups.

Gilor refused to speak with JTA about the Rohingya issue, although a few days before he spoke more openly with Mizzima, a Myanmar news site.

“Humanity is full of conflicts, and along the way of the democratization of Myanmar you also have conflicts that you have to solve,” Gilor said of the Rohingya crisis.

“It is not easy — you have the media, you have the international community, you have expectations of all kinds.”

The ambassador also praised Suu Kyi.

“Suu Kyi now is a leader of a country. She is not any more a human rights activist. She is a leader and, as a leader, she has to take care of many things.

For example the relationship with the Myanmar military, which is very important,” he said.

“Now OK, the international community has many demands for help because of the long history of, you know, between her and the international community.”

As Ambassador Gilor told JTA: “Suu Kyi has an open invitation to visit Israel.”

Tell Me Again, Who Made The Desert Bloom?

Israel – the imperialist outpost in the Middle East

Zionist expulsions, dispossessions and killings of the indigenous people of Palestine continue right up until this very day. The Nakba then, not only has a continuous, decades-long history, but it has a future for as long as Zionism endures.

Annexation has revealed that the notion that there is a spectrum of Zionism (from left to right or moderate to extreme) is in practice a myth, or at best wishful thinking.

This is how Palestinians describe the expulsion of 850,000 Palestinians from their homes by Israeli forces in 1948.

This horror lies at the foundation of Israel. And it flows from the nature of the Israeli state.

Israel’s supporters portray it as a progressive, democratic safe haven that helps Jews escape antisemitism. In reality it is a violent, racist state that exists to serve imperialism.

Hitler’s words prove true. Sorry.

The Zionist movement, which argued for a separate Jewish homeland, emerged at the end of the 19th century in response to horrendous antisemitism across Europe.

Eventually Zionists decided on Palestine as the place for the new Jewish state. But an Arab population already lived there.

So Zionist leaders needed support from the great powers. And they made clear that they would act as imperialist lapdogs in return.

Occupied not by German troops but the English.

israelis conform to Hitler’s prediction

This was attractive to Western rulers, who wanted a friendly regime in the Middle East to help protect their interests. The Zionists first won backing from Britain.

They promised the British government that their settlements in Palestine could help consolidate Britain’s empire. Britain took control of Palestine in 1918 and more Jews moved there.

Zionism grew stronger after the Holocaust, as more people despaired about the possibility of overcoming antisemitism.

After the Second World War, the United Nations partitioned Palestine. It gave 56 percent to Zionist settlers, who made up just a third of the population.

Nakba

It’s imperialism, stupid

This wasn’t enough for the Zionists—who then launched the Nakba. The new Israeli state grabbed 80 percent of Palestine by 1949, driving Palestinians to the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Later, Israel proved its worth to the US. In 1967 it beat Egypt, Syria and Jordan in the Six Day War. This dealt a blow to the Arab nationalism of Egypt’s Gamal Abdul Nasser, which posed a threat to US influence in the region.

The US dramatically increased aid to Israel following the war. It has continued to fund, arm and back Israel ever since—last year it paid the terror state £2.8 billion. Between 1946 and 2016 it handed over almost £100 billion.

Israel today acts as a watchdog for the US in the Middle East. Though its vicious attacks sometimes cause concern for the US it remains a key ally.

Donald Trump’s decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem has encouraged Israel’s murderous violence this week.

The massacres this week are another reason to protest against Trump when he comes to Britain on 13 July.

Israel acts in the interests of its imperial sponsors and relies on racist violence to survive. It can’t be compromised with.

The only solution to the horror in Palestine is one democratic, secular state where [REAL]Jews and Arabs live side by side.

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