“Israel” celebrates old false narrative

“There it was, the essence of the terror agenda, right in front of our eyes for decades already, waiting to be re-discovered and finally understood.

The most important message of this manufactured Munich 1972 Olympic incident: it presaged and helped lay the foundation for the new essence of our counterfeit reality, culminating on 9/11 2001, bringing to life a monstrous myth.”

The Washington Post has published a moving article, “Russian Jews remember Israeli athletes murdered at 1972 Munich Olympic Games.”

Unfortunately, typical Zionist fashion it gets a few things wrong and provides a one-sided context for the tragedy.

Just 23 years before the Olympic incident, Israel had been created through ethnically cleansing much of the indigenous Palestinian population.

This had been accomplished through at least 33 massacres and was maintained in the years following by still more acts of ethnic cleansing and additional massacres. (These included areas from which the Munich kidnappers came).

 The massacre prompted many European countries to establish permanent, professional, and immediately available counter-terrorism forces, or reorganize already existing units to such purpose.

The massacre also prompted prominent arms designers and manufacturers to produce new types of weapons more ‘suitable’ for “counter-terrorism”.

Israel’s sacrificial lambs for a “war on terror”.

“Enough! Enough with being the scapegoat for Israel’s aggressive and frequently ill-conceived political moves.

Enough with being sacrificed on the altar of the Zionist State for the sake of increasing their worldwide legitimacy and increasing aliyah numbers. Enough!” –Jews to Zionism: Bye Bye 

Five years before the Munich incident, Israel violently conquered even more Palestinian land (illegal under international law), pushing out another 325,000+ Palestinian men, women, and children, and killing at least 13,000 Arabs in all. About 800 Israelis died.

The violence continued, and beginning in 1968 Israeli forces repeatedly savaged 150 or more towns and villages in south Lebanon alone.

By the time of the Munich Olympics, Israel held hundreds of prisoners in its notorious prison system.

It is widely known, but rarely stated, that the goal of the Munich hostage-taking was not to kill them; it was to return the athletes to Israel in return for Israel returning its Palestinian prisoners.

Many of these prisoners were also young people, and, if we could have seen them, they might have looked very much like the Israeli athletes, minus the physical health. Israel is not known for its merciful treatment of those it dislikes.

When the Israeli government refused to consider an exchange, the German police, with the Mossad at hand, were pushed into an ill-planned rescue attempt in which some of the hostages (no one knows how many) were killed accidentally by the attackers, and a German policeman was also killed.

Israeli secret service agent Mike Harari, who played a major role in planning WRATH OF GOD, Mossad’s revenge attacks against Palestinian militants implicated in the 1972 Munich massacre of the country’s Olympics team, has died.

He was 87. Harari was also involved in planning Israel’s dramatic rescue of hostages held by militants in Entebbe (another false flag operation), Uganda in 1976.

The day after the botched and unnecessary “rescue,” Israel launched heavy air attacks against Lebanon and Syria, killing between 200 and 500 Lebanese, Syrians and Palestinians, mostly civilians.

While WashingtonPost reporter Kathy Lally gives a great deal of information about the position of Russian Jews, going back over 100 years, it would have been valuable for her to tell a little about what the Munich incident was about – and about all the tragic victims of violence connected to the event, not just the 11 preferred ones.
Source: Counterpunch

“Arab gunmen held hostages and then killed the Israeli athletes.” -BBC

Black September 5, 1972 Eight Palestinian “Black September” terrorists  seized 11 Israeli athletes in the Olympic Village in Munich, West Germany. In  the rescue attempt by West German authorities, nine of the hostages, and five  terrorists were killed.

Israel, and it’s Jews, are once again the victim, and  the Palestinians are demons.

The Mossad was admittedly there, although that admission was based on its standard ruse of ‘coming over just in time’ a day after the initiation of the hoax.
“Black September” is associated with Israeli machinations. The name  depicts the mass slaughter and expulsion of Palestinian fighting forces  from Jordan, an attack which began in September 1970.

Zionist agent, George Sieber, predicted months in advance with eerie detail the exact events which were to follow.

 Wikipedia BS
Operation Wrath of God also known as Operation “Bayonet”, was a covert operation directed by the Mossad to assassinate individuals suspected of being involved in the 1972 Munich massacre in which 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team were killed.

The targets were members of the Palestinian armed militant group Black September and Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) operatives.

The Truth
Mossad agents have tried to claim they targeted Palestinians … Instead the dead were mainly random Palestinian intellectuals, politicians and poets.

Zionism’s claim that Israel has lived and still lives in danger of annihilation is propaganda nonsense to facilitate the assertion that Israel is the VICTIM, (when actually it is the AGGRESSOR and OPPRESSOR), and therefore must be free to act with impunity in any way it thinks fit, even when its actions demonstrate contempt for international law and the human and political rights of the Palestinians.

Everybody remember the poor terrorized Jews
Jewish groups had petitioned the International Olympic Committee for months to have that commemoration of the 1972 Munich massacre, only to be told that such a tragic remembrance was “not fit” for the atmosphere of the opening ceremony.

Afghanistan withdrawal is a shock to the Israel lobby

Palestine must never be for the Palestinians. And that is the shock.

Zionism, like American, Australian and South African nationalisms, was at the same time colonial.

Military occupations excite violent resistance throughout history.

The U.S. has given up the fantasy of transforming Afghanistan.

This removes Israel’s cover for its occupation and is generating panic among Israel’s friends.

For the Israel lobby, the U.S. occupation is in the image of the Israeli occupation, which the Israel lobby wants to go on forever even as it laments its presence and wishes this were not necessary.

As we reflect on the Afghan withdrawal, I remember well the ideological thrill experienced by Israel supporters in the sadness and shock of 9/11.

Now you know what it is like to live in Israel.

The U.S. and Israel are in the same boat.

Our tough neighborhood has come to your shores. Let us advise you how to deal with radical Islamist terror.

In the years that followed, the Israeli mindset and model were adopted by American policymakers.

We occupied two Muslim countries and set about to reform their societies and governance.

We dedicated ourselves to fighting the terrorists that hated us for who we are, a democracy.

Yes, I know there were some Good Old American reasons to undertake these militant imperial activities; but the role of Israel and its lobby were significant.

Netanyahu and AIPAC and the leading thinktanks urged the U.S. to go into Iraq.

The neoconservatives who populated the Bush administration and had Rumsfeld’s ear had a near-religious faith in the use of American force (in a world of one superpower) to transform the Middle East.

From the start the causes of terrorism were never thoughtfully considered by our media.

Only leftwingers and realists discussed Robert Pape’s exhaustive research in “Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism,” showing that many suicide terrorists through history were seeking to rid their lands of occupiers.


Alongside that blindness was the failure by the media and the government’s 9/11 Commission to consider a primary motivation of the 9/11 attackers: hatred of America’s role in oppressing Palestinians.

That motivation got a few uncomfortable lines in the massive 9/11 report.

But because Israel support is actually an article of faith in Washington– “unwavering commitment”, in Biden’s words; we support Israel even “if the Capitol crumbled to the ground,” in Pelosi’s words– such support must never be made to seem problematic.

So the media and politicians distort the facts.

Just as the media and political establishment today ignore the fact that the leading human rights groups have labeled Israel an apartheid state.

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The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan has delivered a shock to the U.S. identification with Israel.

The Israel lobby liked the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan.

Israel lobbyists said that the occupation could go on indefinitely and the occupation was a lot better than the alternative: a terrorist state created by the people who live there who hate America and the west.

For the Israel lobby, the U.S. occupation is in the image of the Israeli occupation, which the Israel lobby wants to go on forever even as it laments its presence and wishes this were not necessary.

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Now the United States has withdrawn from Afghanistan amid scenes reminiscent of France leaving Algeria or the U.S. leaving Vietnam, and Afghanistan is for the Afghans.

Palestine must never be for the Palestinians. And that is the shock.

The decolonization of Afghanistan damages the Israeli-American identification since 9/11, and removes a geopolitical justification for Israel’s neverending occupation of Palestinian lands.

But neverending occupation is Israel’s only answer to the Palestinian question.

If a Palestinian state is created, it will just be a terror state, the Israeli leaders always say; and the Israel lobby echoes the propaganda.

And says, Afghanistan will become a terror state.

You could see the panic in Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s meeting with Joe Biden last week. Bennett gave a long/bush-league/biblical lecture to the president.

He spoke with evident angst about all the terror groups that surround Israel, from Hamas to Islamic Jihad to Hezbollah.

He urged the U.S. to stay in Syria.

He described Iran as a terror state outside civilized parameters and said Israel will continue to take it on– presumably by continuing to murder Iranian scientists.

It was the same old war on terror, being sold to Americans who polls show overwhelmingly want an end to the Afghanistan war.

And the Israel lobby exulted over the summit meeting, saying it shows that the bipartisan consensus for Israel that Trump wrecked has been restored

. A rightwing PM became “close friends” with a Democratic president, who all but endorsed the use of force against Iran.

Being idealistic, I say the good times at the White House can’t last.

The paradigm has shifted on the war on terror, and Israel as an apartheid state.

Israel will continue to experience terror attacks, and will deliver terror ten-fold back to Palestinians– so long as it constitutes itself as a majority “Jewish” state that grants higher rights to Jews and forces rights-less Palestinian into cantons.

No one in the Israeli government has challenged these concepts of governance.

Israel is in national mourning today for a sniper who was shot at the wall of the Palestinian ghetto of Gaza by a Palestinian who is confined to that space.

The Israel lobby tells Americans that a “Hamas terrorist” killed a good soldier.

The Israel lobby doesn’t care that 2 million Palestinians can’t move outside a tiny area whose water is undrinkable. It doesn’t care that Israeli snipers maim and kill Palestinians who protest their imprisonment.

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When liberal Zionists say the occupation is unsustainable, they leave out the inevitable sequel: Palestinians who want a better future are always going to resist Israeli rule, by whatever means.

That’s why Israel is a security state surrounded by terrorists. It’s not a democracy.

This was all foreseen. Hannah Arendt said during the Nakba in 1948 that Israel was doomed to “degenerate” into a Spartan warrior state so long as it ignored the desires of its neighbors.

In the same year State Department advisers warned the White House that helping to implant a Jewish state in Palestine would result in decades of unrest. Both predictions have come to pass.

Nobel Peace Prize-winner Obama bombed 7 Muslim-majority nations.

The Israel lobby has worked tirelessly to overcome these brutal realities by projecting the Israeli experience and saying the Israeli condition is the American condition, and everything bad about its neighborhood also threatens America.

So Israel is our great ally.

The lobby has repackaged that ally again and again through the Cold War and the war on terror and on Iran too.

“Both of us… are a lighthouse in a very, very stormy world,” Bennett told Biden.

The Afghanistan withdrawal reminds us that the U.S. and the so-called Jewish state have very different interests in the Middle East.

If only we could discuss it.

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The Zionist Holocausts

In 1943 members of the Jewish population dug in and organized a poorly armed last-ditch resistance.

They were crushed by a heavily armed and massive German army assault.

Today, in the Holy Land, the Zionist government, with the support of the majority of Israel’s population are themselves perpetuating a holocaust against the Palestinian people.

The Israeli government repeatedly denies that its treatment of the Palestinians is anything like the treatment suffered by the Jews under the Nazi regime. But the Nazis too denied that they were engaging in genocide and war crimes.

It may be a different conflict but there are striking similarities between the historical Jewish Holocaust and the current Palestinian Holocaust, which has been going on since the inception of the State of Israel.
The Palestinian Holocaust has the all the hallmarks of the Jewish Holocaust;

  • the long-term use of state terror including the dispossession of 90% of the land
  • forcing of over four million Palestinians into ghettos with a Nazi style encirclement
  • ethnic segregation and ethnic cleansing forcing some five million Palestinians to live in exile
  • the geographically constrained movement of Palestinians between Gaza and the West Bank
  • the continuous expansion of Jewish only settlements in the West Bank and the confiscation of Palestinian homes by Jews
  • the Jewish only roads and plethora of military check points and starving the people of Gaza.

Israel’s ultimate aim, is the “systematic destruction” of the Palestinians as a national group and no doubt is quite deliberate.


What we are witnessing today is a living holocaust, that is being carried out under the eyes of the United Nations, European, Arab and Western World Governments.

Some would say that their silence is deafening.

Martin Luther King said “He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”

The Israeli regime uses similar methods as the Nazi oppressors did, which included practises of collective punishment, racially based legislation, legalized mass torture and ethnic cleansing (distinguished human rights lawyer Raji Sourani, and director of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights calls this the “Gaza Doctrine”).

All are unequivocally illegal but unfortunately all too real in the Occupied Territories.

Israel has imprisoned the 1.8 million people of Gaza by surrounding them with a 7-9 metre wall over 360 square kilometres of land where they cannot escape the bombardments – referred to by many as the “largest concentration camp in the world”.

This makes the former East German, Berlin “Wall of Shame” seem mediocre in comparison to the Israeli “Wall of Terror”.

The situation in Gaza is not unlike that faced by Europe’s Jews under Hitler.

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A Palestinian child puts on headphones to hear if they are working, in a destroyed quarter of the At-Tuffah district of Gaza city, which was heavily attacked during last Israeli offensive, Gaza city, September 6, 2014. During the seven-week Israeli military offensive, 2,101 Palestinians were killed, including 495 children, and an estimated 18,000 housing units have been either destroyed or severely damaged, leaving more than 108,000 people homeless.</p>

The Warsaw Ghetto was the largest of all the Jewish ghettos in Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II.

It was established in the Polish capital between October and November 16, 1940, in the territory of the General Government of German-occupied Poland, with over 400,000 Jews from the vicinity residing in an area of 3.4 km2 (1.3 sq mi)

The Israeli government has converted the Gaza territory into the world’s largest concentration camp, sealed off and subjected to periodic and murderous bombardment.

For the people of Gaza, there is no place to shelter their children; no friendly countryside that could provide refuge.

And if this mass imprisonment and torture of the Palestinians was not enough, Israel has become even more despicable through its economic blockade where it has rationed food supplies and calculated the calories allowable per person in Gaza to survive – exactly like what the German civilian authorities do to the inhabitants of Warsaw the Ghetto.

Food allotments rationed to the people were not sufficient to sustain life.

In 1941 the average Jew in the ghetto subsisted on 1,125 calories a day and tens of thousands died of starvation.

The only word that can describe this inhumane suffering and terror faced on a daily basis by the Palestinian people is HOLOCAUST.

The word “holocaust” was used in English to denote “great massacres”. In 1943 it was the lawyer Raphael Lemkin who invented the term “genocide,” by combining “genos” (race, people) and “cide” (to kill).

He campaigned for a legal definition which is found in the 1948 United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, where genocide is “the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, religious, or national group”.

“I am pained by the parallels I observe between my experiences in Germany prior to 1939 and those suffered by Palestinians today. I cannot help but hear echoes of the Nazi mythos of ‘blood and soil’ in the rhetoric of settler fundamentalism which claims a sacred right to all the lands of biblical Judea and Samaria. The various forms of collective punishment visited upon the Palestinian people – coerced ghettoization behind a ‘security wall’; the bulldozing of homes and destruction of fields; the bombing of schools, mosques, and government buildings; an economic blockade that deprives people of the water, food, medicine, education and the basic necessities for dignified survival – force me to recall the deprivations and humiliations that I experienced in my youth. This century-long process of oppression means unimaginable suffering for Palestinians.” 

Dr. Hajo Meyer, ‘An Ethical Tradition Betrayed’, Huffington Post, 27/1/10.

Hajo Meyer was a survivor of Auschwitz.

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But since the 1960s, the term holocaust came to be used and abused by scholars and popular writers to refer exclusively to the genocide of Jews in Europe during the 2nd World War.

It was reported last week, that almost 250 Jewish Survivors and Descendents of Survivors of Nazi Genocide Condemn the Massacre on Gaza and are calling for an end to the genocide of the Palestinian people. They urged people who are survivors of the genocide or a descendent of survivors, to add their name to the letter.

The tragedy is that although the Palestinians were not part of the anti-Semitism of Europe and the West they are the final victims of Hitler’s Holocaust.

The following juxtaposed images show Jewish life in Germany and Poland over 70 years ago and Palestinian life today in the occupied territories.
And these pictures speak more than words ever could.
Warning – Disturbing and graphic images

 

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Arrests and Harassments

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Destroying Homes and Livelihoods

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The Murder of the Young and the Innocent

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“Israel’s” ongoing “Water War” against Palestinians

Israel does not just occupy Palestinian land, it also systematically usurps all of its resources, including water, in flagrant violation of international law which guarantees the fundamental rights of an occupied nation.

By Ramzy Baroud for the Palestine Chronicle

There is an ongoing, but hidden, Israeli war on the Palestinians which is rarely highlighted or even known. It is a water war, which has been in the making for decades.

On July 26 and 27, two separate but intrinsically linked events took place in the Ein al-Hilweh area in the occupied Jordan Valley, and near the town of Beita, south of Nablus.

In the first incident, Jewish settlers from the illegal settlement of Maskiyot began construction in the Ein al-Hilweh Spring, which has been a source of freshwater for villages and hundreds of Palestinian families in that area.

The seizure of the spring has been developing for months, all under the watchful eye of the Israeli occupation army.

 

Now, the Ein al-Hilweh Spring, like most of the Jordan Valley’s land and water resources, is annexed by Israel.

Less than 24 hours later, Shadi Omar Salim, a Palestinian municipal employee, was killed by Israeli soldiers in the town of Beita. The Israeli army quickly issued a statement which, expectedly, blamed the Palestinian for his own death.

The Palestinian victim approached the soldiers in a “menacing manner”, while holding “what appeared to be an iron bar,” before he was gunned down, the Israeli army claimed.

If the “iron bar” claim was true, it might be related to the fact that Salim was a water technician.

Indeed, the Palestinian worker was on his way to open the pipes that supply water to Beita and other adjacent areas.

Beita, which has witnessed much violence in recent weeks, is facing an existential threat.

An illegal Jewish settlement, called Givat Eviatar, is being built atop the Palestinian Sabih Mountain, in Arabic, Jabal Sabih.

As usual, whenever a Jewish settlement is constructed, Palestinian life and livelihood are threatened. Thus, the ongoing Palestinian protests in the area.

The struggle of Beita is a representation of the wider Palestinian struggle: unarmed civilians fighting against a settler-colonial state that ultimately wishes to replace a Palestinian village or town with a Jewish settlement.

There is another facet to what may seem a typical story, where the Israeli army and Jewish settlers work together to ethnically cleanse Palestinians: Mekorot.

The latter is a state-owned Israeli water company that literally steals Palestinian water and sells it back to the Palestinians at an exorbitant price.

Unsurprisingly, Mekorot operates near Beita as well.

The Palestinian worker, Salim, was killed because his job of supplying water to the people of Beita was a direct threat to Israeli colonial designs in this region.

Let us put this in a larger context. Israel does not just occupy Palestinian land, it also systematically usurps all of its resources, including water, in flagrant violation of international law which guarantees the fundamental rights of an occupied nation.

The occupied West Bank obtains most of its water from the Mountain Aquifer, which is divided into three smaller aquifers: the Western Aquifer, the Eastern Aquifer and the North-Eastern Aquifer.

In theory, Palestinians have plenty of water, at least enough to meet the minimally-required water allotment of 102-120 liters per day, as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). In practice, however, this is hardly the case.

Sadly, most of the water in these aquifers is appropriated directly by Israel. Some call it “water capture”; Palestinians call it, more accurately, “theft”.

While in Israel the daily per capita water consumption is estimated at 300 liters, illegal Jewish settlers in the West Bank consume over 800 liters per day.

The latter number becomes even more outrageous if compared to the meager amount enjoyed by a Palestinian, that of 70 liters per day.

This problem is accentuated in the so-called ‘Area C’ in the West Bank, for a reason. ‘Area C’ consists of nearly 60 percent of the total size of the West Bank and, unlike ‘Areas A’ and ‘B’, it is the least populated.

It is mostly fertile land and it includes the Jordan Valley, known as the ‘breadbasket of Palestine’.

Despite the fact that the Israeli government had, in 2019, decided to postpone its formal annexation of that area, a de facto annexation has been in effect for years.

The illegal appropriation of the Ein al-Hilweh Spring by illegal Jewish settlers is part of a larger stratagem that aims at appropriating the Jordan Valley, one dunum, one spring, and one mountain at a time.

Of the more than 150,000 Palestinians living in ‘Area C’, nearly 40 percent – over 200 communities – suffer from “severe shortage of clean water”.

That shortage can be remedied if Palestinians are allowed to drill new wells, expand current ones or to use modern technologies to allocate other sources of freshwater.

Not only does the Israeli army prohibit them from doing so, even rainwater is off-limits to Palestinians.

“Israel even controls the collection of rainwater throughout most of the West Bank and rainwater harvesting cisterns owned by Palestinian communities are often destroyed by the Israeli army,” an Amnesty International report, published in 2017, concluded.

Since then, the situation became even worse, especially since the idea of officially annexing a third of the West Bank obtained widespread support in the Israeli Knesset and society.

Now, every move made by the Israeli army and Jewish settlers in the West Bank is directed towards that end, controlling the land and its resources, denying Palestinians access to their means of survival and, ultimately, ethnically cleansing them altogether.

The Beita protests continue, despite the heavy price being paid. Last June, a 15-year-old boy, Ahmad Bani-Shamsa, was killed when an Israeli army bullet struck him in the head.

At the time, Defense for Children International-Palestine issued a statement asserting that Bani-Shamsa did not pose any threat to the Israeli army.

The truth is, it is Beita that is under constant Israeli threat, as well as the Jordan Valley, ‘Area C’, the West Bank and the whole of Palestine.

The protest in Beita is a protest for land rights, water rights and basic human rights. Bani-Shamsa and, later, Salim, were killed in cold blood simply because their protests were mere irritants to the grand design of colonial Israel.

The irony of it all is that Israel seems to love everything about Palestine: the land, the resources, the food and even the fascinating history, but not the indigenous Palestinians themselves.

Israel fakes another video of “Hamas rockets” next to Gaza homes

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The Israeli military tweeted a video containing footage it falsely claimed showed Hamas rockets near civilian homes in Gaza. The tweet was later deleted.

Israel always claims to do everything possible to avoid civilian casualties when it is bombing Gaza, as it has been doing with savage intensity for more than a week.

Yet day after day, Israel has slaughtered men, women and children in their homes, regularly wiping out whole families.

The 200 people killed in Gaza since the Israeli attack began more than a week ago include 59 children and 35 women.

So the dilemma for Israel is how to square this horrific reality with its propaganda about protecting civilians.

The solution is to lie and blame the victims.

Israel’s habitual claim is that Hamas and other Palestinian resistance organizations use Palestinian civilians as “human shields,” by routinely firing rockets from residential areas, or even the rooftops of homes.

Israel got caught lying again after it posted a video on Twitter on Saturday titled “Hamas’ Use of Human Shields, Explained.”

The tweet also says: “Israel fights to protect its civilians. Hamas uses civilians to protect itself.”

Old video, fake rockets

But as Raphael Satter, a Reuters journalist observed, the video included “footage of a 2018 Israeli training exercise presented as if it had been shot recently in Gaza.”

The footage appears to show a truck carrying missiles near homes through a narrow residential street.

But as Aric Toler, a researcher with Western-government funded think tank Bellingcat observed, the truck with the missiles appears to have been a decoy being used as part of an Israeli training exercise.

And it was not filmed in Gaza.

The image is taken from a video filmed more than two years ago in the village of Abu Snan in the Galilee – about as far as you can get from Gaza within Israel.

Cropped footage of the trucks from the 2018 video was used in the now-deleted Israeli army video posted on Saturday.

The Electronic Intifada was able to view the video in an archived copy in the WayBack Machine.

The 2018 video was posted on an Israeli Facebook page on 25 November 2018.

A caption in Hebrew says, “Trucks with ‘missiles’ took a wrong turn and entered the village of Abu Snan in the north.”

A voice on the video, that of the Arabic-speaking child who apparently filmed it, calls out, “Look guys, the rockets are here.” He sounds excited by the unusual scene.

The visibility of yellow Israeli license plates on parked cars is another clear giveaway that the video was not shot in Gaza.

Israel’s Mako news website reported on 24 November 2018 how Israeli motorists had been surprised to see a truck apparently carrying missiles on a highway near the central Israeli town of Kiryat Gat, heading towards the north.

The report includes a video apparently filmed by an Israeli motorist showing the same sort of decoy truck visible in the Facebook video.

With its lie busted, the Israeli army deleted its tweet, though an archived copy remains online.

Although the video may not play in the archived version for some readers, it had apparently garnered 146,000 views before the Israeli army deleted it.

Lies and fabrications

This latest fabrication is not Israel’s first during its current attack on Gaza.

Last week, Ofir Gendelman, a spokesperson for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, posted a video on Twitter claiming to show Hamas firing rockets from next to an apartment building in Gaza.

But Gendelman deleted the tweet after Twitter labeled it “manipulated media.” It had in fact been a video filmed in Syria and first posted on YouTube in 2018.

Also last week on CGTN television, I debunked the lie told by a member of Israel’s far-right Yamina party that Hamas was firing rockets from the roofs of residential buildings:

Resume requirement for counter-terrorism job appears to include: Zionist Jews

A “protection racket” is a scam where an aggressor instigates an attack, blames a bogeyman, and then offers to protect the victim from this bogeyman in return for money and power.

The “War on Terror” is a protection racket. The aggressor is the world financial elite known as the “Crown” based in the City of London. Their instrument is the Zionist project, specifically Israel, the Mossad and its Neo Con allies.


Just as relative today as then, nothing has changed!

On Monday, President Obama appealed to the Congress to approve his nominee for the counter-terrorism czar in Treasury: Adam Szubin.

“This is a vital position for our anti-terrorism efforts,” Obama said, and Szubin is “highly qualified.”

Is one of those qualifications that Szubin is Jewish? It sure looks that way.

As the Jewish Telegraphic Agency pointed out when Szubin was nominated in April, he would be the third Jew to hold this job: “In 2002, he helped found DC Minyan, an Orthodox congregation based on egalitarian principles.”

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Michael Chertoff, an Israeli citizen, the son of an Orthodox rabbi and a pioneer of the Mossad, headed the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice in 2001, and as such was responsible for the retention and destruction of all evidence regarding the 11th of September – from Pentagon cameras to World Trade Center beams. It is to him also that the “dancing Israelis” owe their discreet repatriation. In 2003, he was appointed to head the new Department of Homeland Security in charge of counter-terrorism on U.S. territory, which allows him to control dissent while continuing to restrict access to the file of Sept. 11 through the law of Sensitive Security Information.

The two other men to hold this job before Szubin were Stuart Levey– who studied under Marty Peretz at Harvard and wrote his college dissertation about saving the Zionist “dream” from Meir Kahane’s extremism– and Levey’s deputy David Cohen, who had the blessing of Alan Dershowitz.  “He is very consciously Jewish,” DC attorney Nathan Lewin told the JTA.

It’s a good bet that Szubin also has pro-Israel cred.

The reality is that the position of counter-terrorism czar is an Israel lobby job.

He (they’re all men) is tasked with keeping up sanctions pressure on Iran through the international banking system, but also supporting the president’s efforts to negotiate a new relationship with Iran.

David Cohen talked very tough about Iran when I heard him at NYU 3 years ago; and Obama could certainly point to Cohen and Levey as living proof that he was not being soft on Iran, and is trying to shut down Hezbollah and Hamas even as he seeks change. Covering his bases.

Dual US / Israeli Citizens Runni

Levey was a George Bush appointee; but Obama kept him on in his administration, and got cheers from the Jewish community for doing so.

That organized pro-Israel community wanted a signal that Jews who care about Israel are involved in making policy on Iran.

And Obama cared what Jews thought. He has to.

Who else opposes the Iran deal besides the organized pro-Israel Jewish community?

As Eli Clifton reports, it’s megadonors Thomas Kaplan and Sheldon Adelson, both giant supporters of Israel, who are backing one of the leading attack dog groups trying to stop the Iran deal.

This big rally against the deal is being organized at a synagogue in Long Island.

The Iran deal could be a huge win for the president.

But he needs organized Jewish community support to bring it off.

So yes, that’s why Under-secretary of Treasury for counter terrorism and financial intelligence is in essence a Jewish position.

Speaking of the pressure on the Obama administration over Iran from the organized Jewish community, look at the unseemly piece at Huffo about UN Ambassador Samantha Power from rightwing rabbi Shmuley Boteach.

Boteach is Power’s former character reference, which on its face is ludicrous, but a reflection of the political power dynamics.

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He notes that the “Jewish community” never really trusted Power till he stood up for her, but it will turn against “Samantha” — addressing her in a familiar manner– if she doesn’t oppose a Palestinian state…

Ambassador Power wasn’t implicitly trusted by members of the Jewish community when she took her role in the National Security Council.

After writing an op-ed where I encouraged her to clarify her statements, she did just that.

We met in the White House… I became intent on transforming the Jewish community’s opinion of her, working side-by-side to persuade others that she was someone whose judgment and understanding of the conflict could be trusted when it came to issues related to Israel.

Ultimately, when the time came for her nomination to serve as US Ambassador to the United Nations, the Jewish American community registered strong, widespread support.

Yet in recent months, the Ambassador Power currently representing America before the United Nations has been a far cry from Samantha I knew.

It has pained me to see her embrace the disastrous Iran deal, even as its leadership repeatedly and unapologetically threatened Israel with genocide.

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You’d think Boteach is a rightwing loose cannon, but he’s not.

He writes an op-ed and gets invited to the White House.

He’s got power because the lobby transcends party alliances.

Just as Stuart Levey served two presidents, it didn’t matter what party they were.

Just as Hillary Clinton promised that she’d reach across party lines to oppose the international boycott campaign against Israel.

Israel supporter David Makovsky interprets Clinton’s message as a signal to the Obama administration not to OK a French resolution in favor of a Palestinian state because it could hurt her too much in the upcoming presidential race.

As Martin Indyk once explained, “the Jewish factor” caused Obama to fold on settlements back in 2011. 

 [Jews] tend to vote for Democratic candidates and they provide a good deal of funding for political campaigns.

So the Jewish factor is always a critical factor for Democratic candidates.

I don’t think it’s telling any secrets that there are a lot of people who have been upset with President Obama.

And I think that the White House came to the understanding that they have a real problem there and they are going out of their way trying to show they are friendly to Israel and committed to peace.

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What If the Zionist Jews Succeed?

by Andrew Hamilton

We Jews, we, the destroyers, will remain the destroyers for ever. Nothing that you will do will meet our needs and demands. – Maurice Samuel, You Gentiles (New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1924), p. 155.

THE PURPOSE of this intellectual exercise is not to state what will happen, but to expose underlying assumptions about the essential nature of Jews, their objectives, and the Gentiles recruited to serve them.

Assume that Jewry and its powerful Rainbow Gentile supporters succeed in exterminating the White race, which they are in the process of doing.

What might happen next? Follow the thought to its logical conclusion, assuming for purposes of argument that nothing decisive intervenes to stop the process before it completely unfolds.

Many readers are familiar with the messianic concept central to Judaism of a global government (really a Left-wing dictatorship) controlled by Jews.

All Gentiles are subordinate to the Chosen in this scheme. Communism and the current new world order are “secular” variants of this ideology. (In truth, they are fanatical cults themselves.)

Given the modern instruments of social control now at their disposal — the mass media, the Internet (a combined brainwashing/total surveillance mechanism), governments, secret police agencies, military troops and armaments, academia, scientists, corporations, the dissolution of nations, replacement migration, miscegenation, destruction of the family and group reproduction, genetic engineering, “transhumanism” — it is easy to envision such an outcome.

David Ben-Gurion, May 1948, to the General Staff.
From Ben-Gurion, A Biography, by Michael Ben-Zohar, Delacorte, New York 1978:

“We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population.”

In practice the new world order would resemble the Soviet Union, except it would be more gray, aesthetically ugly, oppressive, and impoverished, because there is no longer an external society, no West, no major free zone of the planet to counterbalance and subsidize the dictatorship, no outside civilization to leech off of.

The rulers would be thrown back on their own devices.

They would make a complete botch of it. Their obsequious Gentiles would not be able to correct the situation for them.

Jews would of course possess a monopoly of the best of everything available, but it would not come close to matching what they’re accustomed to now.

This doesn’t mean the rulers of the new order couldn’t eliminate tens of millions of human beings.

They could and they would. They have done it before.

Nor does it mean millions wouldn’t be tortured, prosecuted, and locked away in prisons and concentration camps.

That, too, would happen. It does not mean that the dictators couldn’t maintain their death grip over the peoples of the earth indefinitely. That, too, they could do.

But there would be no utopia.

An extension of this scenario is also conceivable.

Jews need people to hate, people to persecute, people to victimize, people to kill.

They are what they claimed Whites are: “the cancer of human history.”

One of many elastic code words for their enemy-of-the-moment (“anti-Semite” is the most common one), drawn from their religion, is “Amalek”/“Amalekites.” Amalek is interpreted to mean anybody Jews hate. Amalek is not an ancient extinct tribe, but a generic enemy that each generation of Jews is free to identify for itself.

Jews are convinced that they have a “god”-given right to physically destroy “Amalek,” killing even the children and infants of their victims — as Passover itself memorably celebrates.

The same hatred prevails among secular Jews (and Gentiles) fired up on Left-wing ideology, as we daily see confirmed in Jewry’s media, “social media” (the Internet), government, academia, corporations, and other ultra-privileged venues.

This trait will not magically disappear once the US and other governments have eradicated Whites and established their new world order. It is innate.

The Jew, like the scorpion and every other creature, does what it is in his nature to do.

He has always lived not by settling down on a piece of turf of his own and planting his own crops and building his own house, but rather by breaking into someone else’s house.

And once in he doesn’t try to repair the damage he did by breaking in, but he continues to cause more and more damage as he loots everything of value and then, when there is nothing of value remaining, finding another house to break into — and then another — and another.

That is his nature. – William L. Pierce, “The Scorpion and the Frog,” American Dissident Voices, 2001.

An ungovernable genocidal urge to torture and kill has been noticed by many empirically-minded Gentiles skeptical of Jewish behavior and their loud, chauvinist claims to divine right and moral superiority.

An example is German writer, activist, and early Hitler proponent Dietrich Eckart, who penned a posthumously published pamphlet, Bolshevism from Moses to Lenin (Munich, 1924; trans., ed., and slightly modified by William L. Pierce).

The Jew’s very survival, Eckart wrote, involves “unconditional dependence” on the victims he loathes. His goal is,

beyond world domination, the annihilation of the world.

He must wear down all the rest of mankind, he persuades himself, in order to prepare a paradise on earth.

He has made himself believe that only he is capable of this great task . . .

[But] if a halt is not ordered, he will destroy all men.

His nature compels him to that goal, even though he dimly realizes that he must thereby destroy himself.

There is no other way for him; he must act thus.

The first logical step after the destruction of Whites might be the elimination of Blacks, who Jews perceive as our mirror opposite: the two major Gentile races differing most radically from the mean.

But the elimination of Blacks, or large masses of Gentiles, or whatever other target is chosen, will not slake their thirst for blood, just as 60 million victims of European Communism and the slaughters in the Middle East haven’t.

New attacks on an endless succession of nationalities, all “Jew haters,” would proceed apace.

If, one dark day (a new dawn to them), all Gentiles (in their terminology: “anti-Semites”) are eliminated from the planet, what would come next?

A zoological analogy suggests a possible answer.

Certain species of ants, called slave-making ants, exploit the labor or resources of other species of ants — equivalent to the racial Other in our example.

They depend on the subjugated ants to forage for their food, dig and maintain their nests, tend their young, and feed the adult members of the colony.

But if the slave ants are separated from the ants that are exploiting them, the dominant ants perish even in the presence of food.

Jews are analogues of these slave-making ants. They, too, cannot survive on their own. They, too, would perish.

This natural outcome would be accelerated by another: because psychopathic hatred is central to their collective being, Jews would turn on one another. The ferocious malice formerly directed outward would of necessity be directed inward against themselves.

Finally, at some point, “far out in exterior darkness where no breath stirs, no light shines, and no sound is heard,” the Earth would continue spinning — devoid of human life.

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The ‘Palestinian’ agricultural land grab

No reprieve! Israel continues flooding Gaza farmland to destroy Palestinian food supply

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B’Tselem denied that the hill was under Israeli control, claiming that the land in question belongs to Jabber.

Two activists belonging to the ‘B’tselem’ organization, Imad Abu Shamasiya and Araf Jabar, were arrested last week on suspicion of igniting a brushfire adjacent to Kiryat Arba near Hebron.

The investigation is being conducted by Israel’s security forces reports Mako.

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The B’tselem organization is funded primarily by the European Union (EU).

Shamsiya was B’tselem’s photographer who in 2016 filmed ex-IDF soldier Elor Azariya killing an Arab.

Pro-Israel watchdog group Im Tirzu responded to the event saying that the hill that was set ablaze was Israeli state land.

Israeli forces destroyed Gaza airport (after stealing Palestine’s Lod and turning into Ben Gurion airport. Now No one can get into the west bank except through the Israhelli’s.

Additionally, the group charges that the fields were burned to clear the path for a ‘Palestinian’ agricultural land grab.

“This isn’t the first time a connection has been found between activists of anti-Israel propaganda organizations that enjoy foreign funding and the New Israel Fund and terrorist activities for all intents and purposes,” said Im Tirtzu head Matan Peleg.

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He called on the government of Israel to “act immediately to limit the funding of foreign governments to organizations that delegitimize Israel.”

The army responded to the event saying: “the suspects were arrested and were interrogated under suspicion of arson after they were spotted setting brush on fire in an open field.

Once the investigation is completed, it will be transferred and will be passed over to the Military police.”

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F-35s bombing Gaza

The United States, which has four ammunition warehouse bases in Israel, also provides it with a large arsenal. Israel, which already has one of the most powerful Air forces in the world, is now testing F-35s in combat against the Palestinians.

Israeli Forces spokesman Zilberman announced the start of the bombing of Gaza, specifying that “80 fighters are taking part in the operation, including the advanced F-35s” (The Times of Israel, May 11, 2021).

It is officially the baptism of fire for the US Lockheed Martin’s fifth-generation fighter, whose production Italy also participates in as a second-level partner.

Israel has already received twenty-seven F-35s from the US, and last February decided to buy no longer fifty F-35s but seventy-five.

To this end the government has decreed a further allocation of 9 billion dollars: 7 were granted by a US to Israel free military “aid” of 28 billion, 2 were granted as a loan by the US Citibank.

While Israeli F-35 pilots were being trained by the U.S. Air Force in Arizona and Israel, the US Army Engineers built in Israel special hardened hangars for the F-35s, suitable for both fighters’ maximum protection on the ground, and their rapid take-off on attack.

At the same time, the Israeli military industries (Israel Aerospace and Elbit Systems) in close coordination with Lockheed Martin enhance the fighter renamed “Adir” (Powerful): above all its ability to penetrate enemy defenses and its range of action which was nearly doubled.

These capabilities are certainly not necessary to attack Gaza.

Why then are the most advanced fifth-generation fighters used against Palestinians?

Because it serves to test F-35s fighters and their pilots in real war action using Gaza homes as targets on a firing range.

It does not matter if in the target houses there are entire families.

The F-35s, added to the hundreds of fighter-bombers already supplied by the US to Israel. are designed for nuclear attack particularly with the new B61-12 bomb.

The United States will shortly deploy these nuclear bombs in Italy and other European countries, and will also provide them to Israel, the only nuclear power in the Middle East with an arsenal estimated at 100-400 nuclear weapons.

If Israel doubles the range of F-35 fighters and is about to receive eight Boeing Pegasus tankers from the US for refueling the F-35s in flight, it is because it is preparing to launch an attack, even nuclear, against Iran.

The Israeli nuclear forces are integrated into the NATO electronic system within the “Individual cooperation program” framework with Israel.

Although not a member of the Alliance, Israel is integrated with a permanent mission in the NATO headquarters in Brussels.

In the same framework, Germany supplied Israel with six Dolphin submarines. modified for launching nuclear missiles (as Der Spiegel documented in 2012).

Italy’s military cooperation with Israel has become a law of the Republic (Law No. 94 of May 17, 2005).

This law establishes comprehensive cooperation, both between armed forces and military industries, including activities that remain secret because they are subject to the “Security Agreement” between the two parties.

Israel has supplied Italy with the Opsat-3000 satellite, which transmits very high-resolution images for military operations in distant war theaters.

The satellite is connected to three centers in Italy and, at the same time, to a fourth center in Israel, as a proof of the increasingly close strategic collaboration between the two countries.

Italy supplied Israel with thirty Leonardo Aermacchi fighters for pilot training.

Now it can provide Israel with a new version of the M-346 FA (Fighter Attack), which – Leonardo Industry specified – serves at the same time for training and for “ground attack missions with 500-pound drop ammunition, and precision-guided ammunitions capable of increasing the number of targets to hit at the same time “.

The new version of the fighter – Leonardo Industry underlined – is particularly suitable for “missions in urban areas”, where heavy fighters “are often used in low-paying missions with high operating costs”.

The ideal for the next Israeli bombings of Gaza, which can be carried out with “a cost per flight hour that is reduced by up to 80%”, and will be very ” cost-effective “, that is, they will kill many more Palestinians.

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Evangelical supporters of ‘Israel’ concerned as Netanyahu being ousted from power

No Israeli leader has cultivated evangelical support like Netanyahu and many worry his imminent departure could sour ties with one of the Jewish state’s main backers

WASHINGTON (JTA) — After a decades-long embrace that began when he first served as Israel’s prime minister in the 1990s, Benjamin Netanyahu’s evangelical allies are worried about a future without him.

Jews who value the Christian alliance are worried, too, about a possible erosion of support among a critical pro-Israel sector should Netanyahu be forced from office, which now seems a strong possibility.

“I hope the wisdom that Bibi had when it comes to respecting and honoring that community, I hope that other leaders will have that wisdom,” said David Brog, the founding director of Christians United for Israel, or CUFI, who now heads a pro-Israel campus group, Maccabee Task Force.

“I would not expect to see real diminished support, but it would be a failure not to maximize the support and inspire it to its full extent.”

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Joel Rosenberg, an Israel-based evangelical convert from Judaism to Christianity, said in a post on All Israel News, a website he directs, that he was hearing expressions of anxiety from evangelicals.

“In recent days, I have received many concerned emails and text messages from evangelical leaders asking me what is happening, why, and what the implications of this political earthquake are likely to be,” Rosenberg wrote this week as it became clear that Naftali Bennett, a right-winger, and Yair Lapid, a centrist, succeeded in cobbling together a coalition that would replace Netanyahu following the fourth split-decision election in two years.

No one expressed that angst in harsher terms than Mike Evans, an author and founder of the Friends of Zion Museum in Jerusalem. In a profanity-laced letter, Evans told Bennett, “You care more about your own damn ego and your bitterness than you do the State of Israel.”

In a separate screed posted on The Times of Israel blogging platform, Evans accused Netanyahu’s opponents of trying to “crucify a man they hate and they’re willing to destroy the nation to do it.”

US evangelical leader Mike Evans speaks at a press conference in Jerusalem on June 7, 2021 (Screen capture/YouTube)

His tirades spurred rebukes from others in the evangelical pro-Israel community, who said Evans was an outlier even though he served on former US President Donald Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Board.

“I think Mike’s approach is unfortunate in that we as American supporters of Israel ultimately have to respect and defer to any decision made by Israel’s democratic process,” Brog said.

One Orthodox rabbi who cultivates Christian support for Israel was so put off by Evans’ comments and his attack on Bennett that he suggested “a radically new path forward” that was less political and more personal.

“We need a new way of doing things and we need to start building healthy relationships directly between rabbis and pastors and between pro-Israel Christians and pro-Israel Jews,” wrote Rabbi Tuly Weisz, who runs the website Israel365.

Pro-Israel and Israeli officials who deal with evangelical Christians said they were not concerned that Netanyahu’s departure would undercut the relationship.

“We appreciate the support of evangelical Christians for Israel,” an Israeli government official told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, speaking on the condition of anonymity so he could speak freely while the government is in transition.

“This support started decades ago and we are confident that it will continue, regardless of who is the prime minister of Israel.”

Ari Morgenstern, the spokesman for Christians United For Israel, said the relationship dated back almost to Israel’s founding, when Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, cultivated ties with the American evangelical leader Oral Roberts.

Pastor John Hagee, head of Christians United for Israel, at the Western Wall plaza in Jerusalem’s Old City on May 11, 2018. (courtesy CUFI)

“Christian Zionists have had a relationship with every prime minister since Ben-Gurion.

That will not change,” he told JTA. “Christian support for Israel is based on the Bible and Judeo-Christian values.

Christian Zionists have supported the Jewish state since before her modern creation and will continue to do so regardless of internal Israeli political developments.”

The relationship has been mutually beneficial: Israel has gotten a base of support from a growing and influential American demographic and doesn’t depend on a large Jewish constituency.

For evangelicals, support for Jews in Israel — and the settlement of all of biblical Israel, including the West Bank — fulfills a prophecy for the return of Jesus Christ, as well as a literal reading of Genesis 12:3: God will bless those who bless Israel, and curse those who don’t.

Still, no prime minister drew closer to evangelicals than Netanyahu, whose last 11 years in office coincided with a resurgence of evangelical political influence and a consolidation of pro-Israel sentiment as a cornerstone of evangelical theology and policy.

Trump himself said he moved the capital of Israel to Jerusalem in 2017 “for the evangelicals,” and complained that “the evangelicals are more excited about that than Jewish people.”

Israel’s Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer, United States Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and Pastor John Hagee, May 11, 2018. (CUFI)

Last month Ron Dermer, Israel’s former ambassador to Washington and one of Netanyahu’s closest advisers, said that he and his boss also saw the evangelical Christian community as more reliable than American Jews.

“People have to understand that the backbone of Israel’s support in the United States is the evangelical Christians,” Dermer said at a conference, adding that Jews — at least the liberal majority — were “disproportionately” critical of Israel.

Netanyahu also said as much at a Voices United for Israel conference of evangelical Christians in 1997.

“We have no greater friends and allies than the people sitting in this room,” he told the forum just hours before his scheduled speech to AIPAC, the pro-Israel powerhouse.

That year’s speech was one of three critical stops in Washington, including a visit to the Clinton White House. And it was not without controversy.

In this June 20, 2005 file photo, Rev. Jerry Falwell speaks at the SBC Pastors’ Conference in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Speaking to a conference of evangelicals was unusual for an Israeli prime minister — if not unprecedented — and not exactly politic.

US Jewish groups were wary that some of the event’s sponsoring groups refused to eschew proselytizing Jews.

President Clinton loathed one of the conveners, Jerry Falwell, for peddling a baseless accusation that the Clintons were murderers.

Netanyahu’s dalliance with Falwell poisoned his relationship with Clinton, but his embrace of evangelical Christians would pay off long term: The constituency would have his back over subsequent decades for his hawkish policies on settlements and Iran, and would deliver hundreds of millions of dollars to Israeli charities, many aligned with his worldview.

Other prime ministers have welcomed Christian Zionist support while treading carefully with a community that includes proselytizers. (Pastor John Hagee, the CUFI founder and probably the most influential Christian Zionist currently, has advocated within the evangelical community for an end to proselytizing Jews, although it is not clear how successful his campaign has been.)

Evangelicals have repaid Netanyahu’s favoritism in spades. John Hagee Ministries, which is separate from CUFI, has directed $100 million to Israeli charities over the years, including to right-wing and settlement groups.

A Christian evangelical supporter waves the American flag during the annual parade in Jerusalem, marking the Jewish holiday of Sukkot or the Feast of the Tabernacles, September 24, 2013(Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Christian Zionist groups have eagerly pressed Netanyahu’s agenda, including his opposition to the Iran nuclear deal reached by former president Barack Obama. On some issues, including state laws targeting Israel boycotters and laws passed by Congress conditioning funding of the Palestinian Authority on ending its payments to terrorists, Christian Zionists have taken the lead.

Sarah Posner, a journalist who has written extensively on evangelicals, said that Netanyahu’s departure would not diminish Christian Zionist fervor. In fact, she said, evangelicals might be energized to stop the Biden administration from pressuring the Israeli government, especially one less inclined to confront the United States than Netanyahu was.

“If they view the current Israeli government as insufficiently protective of its biblical mandate, that might cause them to become more intense in support of Israel’s right wing,” she said.

Brog, who closely tracks politics in Israel, said he is concerned that some leftists in that country tend to mock evangelicals. He noted the release in Israel of “Til Kingdom Come,” a documentary made there that “emphasized the apocalyptic beliefs that drive some of the evangelical support. A pro-Israel watchdog also alleged that the film purposely distorted a speech by Trump.

“I’ve heard some pretty crude critiques in Israel of evangelical supporters of Israel,” Brog said. “I hope that whoever leads Israel is decent enough and open-minded enough to say I want to get to know them, and I will distinguish the larger group from any bad apples among them.”

Rabbi Jonathan Greenberg, whose master’s thesis at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion was about evangelical support for Israel, said Bennett and Lapid were likely savvy enough to continue to cultivate the evangelical community, although perhaps not with Netanyahu’s intensity.

Greenberg, a Reform spiritual leader, noted the American Jewish community’s continued discomfiture with a community with which it barely intersects, and whose domestic politics are diametrically opposed to the liberal Jewish majority’s. He said that could someday erode Christian support for Israel.

“The hand extended in friendship all these years being rejected by the Jewish community will get old,” he said. “At some point they will tire of having their hand out.”

Israel narrative management and Abe Foxman, you just won’t believe it

Supporters of Israeli apartheid and mass murder are losing control of the narrative, which has led to redoubled perception-management efforts, ranging from the cringey to the iron-fisted.

More people are becoming conscious of the Palestine issue and politicians and pundits can no longer get away with painting themselves as progressive-minded humanists without acknowledging the brutal nature of Israeli occupation.

The National Director Emeritus for the Anti-Defamation League has announced on Twitter that he is cancelling his subscription to The New York Times, claiming that a front-page story featuring the photos of children killed in Israel’s assault on Gaza this month constitutes “blood libel” against Jews.

I am cancelling my subscription to NYTimes,” tweeted Abraham Foxman.

I grew up in America on the NYT – I delivered the NYT to my classmates – I learned civics – democracy and all the news ‘fit to print’ for 65 years but no more. Today’s blood libel of Israel and the Jewish people on the front page is enough.

Foxman’s statement drew criticism from all corners, including from loyal establishment pundits like Jonathan Chait, for his ridiculous assertion that merely humanizing Palestinian children killed by Israel is the same as promoting the ancient antisemitic canard known as blood libel.

Supporters of Israeli apartheid and mass murder are losing control of the narrative, which has led to redoubled perception-management efforts, ranging from the cringey to the iron-fisted.

In the former category we’re seeing them pen entire articles attacking Seth Rogen for tweeting a fart emoji at virulent Israel apologist Eve Barlow and claiming that putting “fart” in Barlow’s name is the same as a literal pogrom.

In the latter category they’re blowing up entire press offices and arresting Palestinian journalists. This is narrative management at its least subtle.

From a new statement titled “Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists” by Reporters Without Borders:

Two Palestinian journalists were arrested by Israeli security forces in Jerusalem yesterday and were placed in administrative detention today, bringing the total now held administratively by the Israelis to 13. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Israel’s misuse of administrative detention to hound Palestinian reporters.

Administrative detention” is one of the many apartheid abuses which Israel has come under criticism for employing, as Israel-based +972 Magazine explained last year:

According to human rights group B’Tselem, as of September 2020, Israel is holding 376 Palestinians, including two minors, in administrative detention. Israel uses administrative detention to indefinitely detain Palestinians (and on extremely rare occasions Jewish extremists) without charge or trial. Administrative detention orders, handed down by the IDF commander in charge of the occupied West Bank, are reviewed every six months, but the detainees are not told what crimes they are being accused of, nor shown the evidence against them.

According to lawyers who defend Palestinian detainees, administrative detentions are almost always based on “confidential material” handed over ex parte to the courts by the Shin Bet, to which the detainees themselves and their lawyers have no access. As a result, it is virtually impossible to defend oneself against an administrative detention order.

Before the Gaza ceasefire last week Israel managed to deliberately blow up over 20 offices for Palestinian media outlets, as well as the tower hosting the international outlets AP and Al Jazeera.

The world will know less about what is happening in Gaza because of what happened today,” AP president and CEO Gary Pruitt said in a statement after the building was destroyed.

Which, of course, is the whole idea: for the world to know less about what happens in Gaza.

The Israeli government has a decades-long history of threatening and targeting journalists in order to exert control over the public narrative about what happens under its rule, and as that narrative slips from its grip we are seeing this pattern ramp up with greater and greater aggression.

Rather than reduce the cruelty, the Israeli government keeps trying to reduce accurate news coverage,” author and activist Norman Solomon writes. “The approach is a mix of deception and brutality. Blow up the cameras so the world won’t see as many pictures of the atrocities.

As Alan MacLeod wrote in Mintpress News, the Overton window has shifted on Palestine. During 2014’s far more deadly Israeli attack on Gaza we saw a low-level local Democratic official sparking outrage and scandal by merely posting “Palestine <3” on Facebook, now you have words like “apartheid” being routinely used by mainstream media outlets and national US political figures to describe Israeli abuses of the Palestinian people.

People are simply becoming too conscious of the Palestine issue to tolerate its existence as a taboo subject anymore, even in the most mainstream circles of discussion.

The old tactics of silencing and marginalizing Palestinian rights advocates simply do not work anymore, and politicians and pundits can no longer get away with painting themselves as progressive-minded humanists without acknowledging the brutal and unjust nature of Israeli occupation.

Palestine is simply not a third rail anymore, and it’s been this way for a while now.

By the time I started doing commentary in late 2016 people were still saying you’ll be smeared as an antisemite and dragged through the mud if you criticize Israel, but my experience this entire time has been that I get a lot more vitriol and attacks coming my way by criticizing US imperialist agendas toward nations like Russia, China, Syria and Venezuela than by criticizing the Israeli government.

There’s pushback to be sure, but it’s not nearly as vituperative as what I’m used to.

This last attack on Gaza was just the ignition of a powder keg in shifting public sentiment that had been building for several years, and it hasn’t been due to any top-down effort at perception-steering by the establishment narrative managers, but by ordinary people sharing ideas and information and moving the Overton window of acceptable debate through sheer force of will.

The fact that this can be done makes one wonder in what other ways we can collectively move the narrative in a way that benefits ordinary people instead of the oligarchic empire of the US and its allies. This is an exciting time to be alive.

Monopoly contest stirs up Jerusalem conflict

The company also pulled all country names from other cities on the site when even more people complained, including the Israeli government, because Jerusalem was listed as the only city without a country.

Hasbro Inc. issued an apology Thursday after an employee, responding to complaints from pro-Palestinian groups, eliminated the word “Israel” after the city in an online contest to select names for a new Monopoly board game: Monopoly Here and Now: The World Edition.

Monopoly, the iconic game of capitalism, has been drawn into the dispute over Jerusalem.

Hasbro Inc. issued an apology Thursday after an employee, responding to complaints from pro-Palestinian groups, eliminated the word “Israel” after the city in an online contest to select names for a new Monopoly board game: Monopoly Here and Now: The World Edition.

The company also pulled all country names from other cities on the site when even more people complained, including the Israeli government, because Jerusalem was listed as the only city without a country.

The Pawtucket-based company is asking people to vote at the Monopoly Web site on which cities will be included in the new edition. Until Tuesday, every city on the site listed a country, including Paris, France; Cairo, Egypt and Jerusalem, Israel.

But an employee based in London decided on her own without consulting senior management to pull “Israel” from Jerusalem after hearing complaints from pro-Palestinian groups and bloggers who argue that the city is not a part of Israel, Hasbro spokesman Wayne Charness said Thursday.

The issue has been a sensitive one for decades: Israel captured the eastern part of Jerusalem — home to Jewish, Muslim and Christian holy sites — in the 1967 Mideast war and annexed it.

The Palestinians want east Jerusalem to be the capital of a future independent state.

David Saranga, consul for media and public affairs at the Israeli consulate in New York, said Monopoly has a lot of fans in Israel, especially this year with Jerusalem a candidate for a spot on the Monopoly board.

But after Israel was removed, he said the consulate started getting calls, first from Israeli fans, then fans elsewhere. He sent Hasbro a letter asking why Jerusalem had been singled out, he said.

“All the other cities had the country attached to their names,” Saranga said. “We felt very upset.”

Hasbro management was alerted to the change Wednesday when its London office saw a spike in traffic on the site and figured out what happened, Charness said.

The company then pulled every country name, so Paris and Cairo also are now listed alone, he said.

“It was a bad decision, one that we rectified relatively quickly,” he said.

“This is a game. We never wanted to enter into any political debate.

We apologize to our Monopoly fans.”

Saranga said Hasbro responded quickly and professionally.

While he wondered whether it was necessary to remove all the country names, he said he was satisfied with Hasbro’s response.

Charness added that the game, due out in the fall, was never meant to include countries.

The countries were added to the Web site to make it easier to vote.

Voting in the contest ends Feb. 2
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