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Gaza’s Youth Manifesto For Change!

From anonymous young voices in Gaza, reprinted from Facebook group:Gaza Youth Breaks Out (GYBO), file under Jailhouse Literature.   Fuck Hamas. Fuck Israel. Fuck Fatah. Fuck UN. Fuck UNWRA. Fuck USA! We, the youth in Gaza, are so fed up with Israel, Hamas, the occupation, the violations of human rights and the indifference of the international community... 21171

Uri Brodsky, Dubai Mossad assassins tied to Taglit-Birthright Israel

One of the 33 operatives which UAE investigators have tied to the January assassination of Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai was apprehended in Poland. Suspected Mossad agent Uri Brodsky awaits extradition to Germany to account for a fake German passport issued to a "Michael Bodenheimer." Israel is naturally insisting that Brodsky be returned to Israel, where their "legal system is known throughout the world and can handle this issue." Brodsky claims to be a victim of mistaken identity, something about his fingerprints. Does it make you wonder about the first exonerated suspects who, safety [back] in Israel, were able to claim that whoever used their passports wasn't them? Meanwhile the credit cards used by the Israeli hit team have been traced to Payoneer, a financial facilitator for Taglit-Birthright pilgrims.

Was Gaza flotilla infiltrated by agent-provocateurs? Plausible, but whose?

It's convenient to surmise that unexpected violence between activists and authorities must be the work of undercover provocateurs. With the fallout of the Mavi Marmara massacre reaching fever pitch, it's hard to believe Israel would have engineered it thus; and far easier to imagine IDF infiltrators trying to steer flotilla organizers clear of headline-grabbing provocations. I have a theory that terrorism-suspect and ultra-activist Ken O'Keefe is without doubt a provocateur. Working for whom? You and me. 17848

Picture of Israeli worth 20 Palestinians

At first glance the trade betrayed a racist inequity. This week Israel agreed to release twenty Palestinian women in exchange for one Israeli held captive by Hamas. Not for the release of IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, just for proof that he was still alive. 9587

US Senate represents Insurance, Israel

Are you represented by a US senator? I doubt it. Today the Senate Finance Committee rejected Public Option amendments to the health care reform legislation; continued to vilify ACORN based on fraudulent accusations hyped the MSM; and thirty two senators signed a letter drafted by AIPAC, to urge Secretary of State Clinton to block further investigation of Israel for its crimes in Gaza based on the findings of the Goldstone Report.   Abolish the Senate! Does America have any use for a House of Lords? 9460

Don’t buy Israeli Apartheid

Interesting counterpoint in Ha'aretz this morning about the Goldstone Report on the recent war crimes committed in Gaza, where the UN commission found grounds to investigate both Hamas and Israel for violations.   Hamas rejects the charges based on population's right to resist illegal occupation. The Israeli administration was indignant with a more complicated rationale. In the face of having inflicted 100 times more casualties, most of them civilian, Amira Hass wrote about The one thing worse than denying the Gaza report, which is to justify the crimes. Ari Shavit took a further tack, arguing that the UN must hold Obama to same standard as Israel. My favorite analysis of the moral predicament Israel finds itself rationalizing, is by Jihad el-Khazen.

Israel’s Fatah

One of the saddest things in political life is a 'Movement' when it is captured by the colonialist masters, and that is the case with Fatah. It is a dead, dead, dead organization now that the US and Israeli governments have captured it. Fatah's latest get-together underlined how pathetic a group of zombie collaborators they have now become. Noted Palestinian commentator, Ramzy Baroud, captures the scene well in his article: Fatah: A New Beginning or an Imminent End? More about Fatah's 'elections:' CIA-Trained Security Chiefs Elected to the Palestinian Leadership- What Actually Happened in Fatah's Elections? by Esam aL-Amin.

Pioneering human shields since 9-11-01

Ward Churchill called them Little Eichmanns, but if that's giving the World Trade Center workers too much credit, at minimum they were human shields, masking the Command & Control Center of America's economic war machine.   The US military is quick to blame its foes for using human shields, to explain the collateral damage we always inflict --Iraq, the Taliban, Hamas, Hezbollah-- but who more deliberately than the USA? The huge weapons industry makes all fifty states legitimate military targets, and now because armed drones are piloted from US soil, the homeland war zone extends into our homeland, for which the American public is the human shield.

UCSB Hillel students Rebecca Joseph, Tova Hausman highlight poor education

Today's university campuses have to deal with College Republicans, ACTA and NeoMcCarthyists. The latest uneducable creeps shopped their leftist-professor- horror-story to the Anti-Defamation League, to brand their teacher's criticism of Israel as "anti-Semitic." UCSB senior Rebecca Joseph and junior Tova Hausman both took exception to Professor William Robinson's Sociology Listserv email comparing Israel's mop up operation in Gaza to the Warsaw Ghetto. Below are the words they cut and pasted together to accuse Robinson. 7593

Israeli ‘Hasbara’ spam alert

Remember when the defense department was paying public relations companies and Iraqi newspapers to insert articles praising the Iraq war? The companies also attempted to plant coverage favorable to the US military in US newspapers. There rightly was a media uproar about the manipulation. We'll see whether the same happens over this (Hasbara spamming of blogs?) 7174

Canada welcomes Bush, bars Galloway

Canada refused to bar entry to Ex-president George Bush, then declined calls for his arrest for war crimes and prevented attempts by others to make citizen's arrests. But in the same breath, Canada denied entry to a prominent antiwar voice, British MP George Galloway, because HE was infandous. Clearly they have no standard at all. 7145

The US and allies pulverized Gaza in order to control the ‘fixing’

Donors pledge $5bn to rebuild Gaza. ...What's $5 billion to the US government when it throws trillions out to the banks and financial institutions in their 'crisis'? The US government simply destroyed the already semi starved Gaza in an attempt to shove Hamas to the side afterwards during the 'fixing' to be arranged! That's simply their standard morality at the US-Israeli Zionists Central Command. All's fair in love of Israel and war against the Palestinians is their motto! 6756

The Gaza Zoo massacre- a look at Israeli military propagandist version of events?

Israel blew up a lot of schools in Gaza and destroyed the Gaza Zoo killing many of the animals there with gratuitous gunfire and not just gratuitous bombs. Here is what the Israeli military told the Jewish State back home about why they did this. See Hamas Booby Trapped School and Zoo ...As one can see, it is essentially a variation of the old time worn out excuse by both the US and Israeli militaries, that the opposition forces were cowardly and hiding themselves behind children, and in this case of the Israeli Gaza Zoo rampage hiding themselves behind even zoo animals! 6590

I am the soldier who slept in your home.

When Voices For Creative Nonviolence activist Kathy Kelly visited Colorado Springs, she spoke of survivors of a family in Gaza who returned to their home to find a message left etched on their wall by an IDF soldier, it read "Sorry." Kelly saw in it the glimmer of hope that Israeli soldiers were beginning to show some humanity. Hasbara efforts have taken this gesture a reservist's letter step further. You can read it below uncut. Does it look to you like these propagandists need some counseling advice? Probably the rapist is the last person who should be asking his victim to be calm, especially by recounting the details of the violation, and especially if the rapist is unrepentant and laying out the justification for his act. Parental Advisory: Graphic Insensitivity. 6534

Denise was Mitch was Mary was Ronald

Etc, etc. Lest comment responses be perceived to address a fresh GIYUS, hasbara, cyber-friend of Israel. "They" parrot the same Internet Megaphone IDF propaganda talking points: Gaza is not occupied, there was no genocide, Israel's birthright to exist is a moot point, Zionism is neither racism nor Apartheid, anti-Arab Professor Bernard Lewis, the greenhouses gifted by Israel, CAMERA articles, etc. 6530

Netanyahu- ‘We have to murder Palestinian children in Gaza because they’re working for Iran!’

"He (Netanyahu) also called for removing Hamas from power, calling it an "extremist fanatic regime backed by the extremist fanatic government of Iran." He stopped short of saying he would attack Gaza again to uproot the regime if he is elected. Israel's three-week offensive on Gaza killed 1,300 people, about half of them civilians, according to Palestinian figures." These details of Yahooo's talk reported by the Associated Press: Netanyahu: Gaza offensive stopped too soon, and also by al-Jazeera: Netanyahu vows to topple Hamas. 6342

My Country, Right or Wrong…

The Unfortunately immortal words of the Fortunately mortal Stephen Decatur,   ...Don't even apply to my own country, I'll literally be DAMNED if they'll apply to another. 6281

Guantanamo highlights the colossal collapse of legality in US legal system

(Judge) Leon declared... “Simply stated, faithfully serving in an al-Qaeda-affiliated fighting unit that is directly supporting the Taliban by helping prepare the meals of its entire fighting force is more than sufficient to meet this Court's definition of 'support.’” He added, “After all, as Napoleon was fond of pointing out, ‘An army marches on its stomach." 6275

Strip Gaza bare to put down a prison riot

ISRAEL IS READY TO DECLARE A CESSATION OF ITS MOP UP OF GAZA? Israel moved its troops into Gaza under the pretext that Palestinians imprisoned there had rioted. As if tanks can stop the rocket fire with brute force. What society has eradicated crime by threatening collective punishment of its subjects? As jailer of Gaza and the West Bank, Israel intends to strip the Palestinians of everything: food, shelter, dignity, even their children, but then Israel will have to throw away the key. 6120

Pacifism versus Resistance, facing death

Who can begrudge Palestinians for resisting annihilation ? Our PC ideal would be to resist with nonviolence, bare your chest and dare the IDF soldiers to kill you. But they will, and as Israel has forbidden foreign cameras, who will be moved by your sacrifice? 6111

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