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Israel murders 14 protesters in Syria, claims “only a dozen injured”

Shooting through the border fence at a memorial protest in the Golan Heights. The number of dead outnumbers the original IDF account number of injured, the injured outnumbered the IDF account by tenfold. So once again the IDF story is very suspect. IDF usually reserves a different fate for Israeli Jewish protesters, the dissidents are arrested in midnight raids on their homes, imprisoned on made-up charges "validated" by a rubber stamp conviction in their court system, ahem... Just Like Everywhere Else In The World and once they've disappeared into the Israeli penal system they're out of the public eye and the IDF sadists can do whatever the Hell they want with them. IDF, like every other Police State Entity, prefers helpless victims. And, they do it all in the name of My God. Isn't that wonderful, kids? To enhance the Blasphemy, a lot of "christian" people who have an even more spurious claim to have replaced the Jews as the "chosen people" encourage the worst behavior from the IDF in order to bring on the near-annihilation of Israel as a nation, the Jews as a race and thus clear their own claim to being "Chosen People". This makes for an instant political platform where people who make money from other people DYING have a nearly automatic "justification" for making money from other people DYING. And enough voter support to continue doing so.People like the Colorado Springs Christian Schools with their recent Whoreship service dedicated to Anti-Christ George W Bush, lauding him as Christian Lion-Heart for having a lot of other people killed. Yes, children, very special.

Libyan humanitarian aid ship to Gaza undaunted by Israeli Navy death threat

While Israel releases redacted portions of its internal investigation of the Mavi Marmara Massacre, another aid ship steams toward the Gaza Blockade. The cargo ship Amalthea carries humanitarian aid from Libya and is due to cross into Gazan waters on Wednesday, barring interception by the Israeli navy in international waters. Israel was able to exert international pressure on various fronts to try to prevent the departure of the humanitarian cargo ship. It's flagged in Moldova, and had to port in Greece before making its run to relieve the Siege of Gaza.

Who were the 1,415 victims in Gaza?

Americans aren't accustomed to seeing their adversaries as human. The victims of our wars remain faceless and nameless, and maybe as a consequence we accept that our military "doesn't do body counts." Not only do we minimize the number of civilians we kill, but their deaths are commodified as "collateral." Our military proxy in the Middle East does the same. In last year's attack on Gaza, Israel calculated its casualties in three digits. Those killed behind the confines of Gaza may be faceless to Americans and Israelis, but they leave behind loved ones and dependents, and of course, they had names. The IDF dismiss the 1415 victims as Palestinian propaganda. But here are their names. Notice, it is not enough that the dead be identified, but each name is accompanied with their address, and location where the death can be verified. Not only must Palestinian civilians mourn their loved ones, they have to account for them. This list is made available by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights and commemorates "The Dead in the course of the Israeli recent military offensive on the Gaza strip between 27 December 2008 and 18 January 2009." The victims are listed in order of casualty, grouped by date. Each person has a number, for those counting in the West, as well as name, sex, age, vocation, home address, date of attack if different from date of death, location of attack if different from address, and designation as militant if not purely civilian. I can't find fault with those Gazans who took up arms against an indiscriminate incursion into their homes and neighborhoods. ------------------------------------------- PALESTINIAN CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS ???????? ??????? ?????????? ?????????? DECEMBER 27, 2008 1 Mustafa Khader Saber Abu Ghanima Male 16 Student Tal al-Hawa / Gaza 2 Reziq Jamal Reziq al- Haddad Male 21 Policeman al-Sha'af / Gaza Arafat Police City/ Gaza 3 Ali Mohammed Jamil Abu Riala Male 24 Policeman Al-Shati Refugee Camp / Gaza Arafat Police City/ Gaza 4 Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Badawi Male 27 Policeman Al-Shati Refugee Camp / Gaza Al-Mashtal Intelligence Outpost/ Gaza 5 Mahmoud Khalil Hassan Abu Harbeed Male 31 Policeman Martyr Bassil Naim Street/ Beit Hanoun Al-Mashtal Intelligence Outpost/ Gaza 6 Fadia Jaber Jabr Hweij Female 22 Student Al-Tufah / Gaza 7 Mohammed Jaber Jabr Hweij Male 19 Student Al-Tufah / Gaza 8 Nu'aman Fadel Salman Hejji Male 56 Jobless Al-Zaytoon / Gaza Tal al-Hawa 9 Riyad Omar Murjan Radi Male 24 Student Yarmouk Street / Gaza Al-Sena’a Street / Gaza 10 Mumtaz Mohammed Ramiz al-Banna Male 37 Policeman Al-Sabra/ Gaza Arafat Police City/ Gaza 11 Ahmed Hamdi Youssef al-Dreimly Male 26 Policeman Al-Sabra/ Gaza Saraya Security Service Compound/ Gaza 12 Fares Isma’il Helmi al-‘Ashy Male 28 Policeman Remal/ Gaza Arafat Police City/ Gaza 13 Naser Mahmoud Mas’oud Hammouda Male 35 Al-Zaytoon / Gaza Wa’ed Society for Prisoners / Gaza Militant 14 Munir Amin Mass’oud Hammouda Male 32 Al-Zaytoon / Gaza

Krav Maga is martial art of war crime

I recently overheard a karate instructor mention an Israeli hand-to-hand fighting technique called Krav Maga being adopted by paramilitary forces worldwide, which of course excites the youngsters. So I looked it up. Speaking for social justice bloggers everywhere, I have to admit, Israel is just a gift that keeps on giving!   Exhibit 1: online images of Krav Maga fighters are color coded to show which is the attacker. Perhaps because this fighting style is a reality based training method. Exhibit 2: Krav Maga teaches discipline like the Asian martial art traditions, but does not assume a pretense of honorable conduct. Its rules are: no rules and no restraint. Doesn't that sound familiar? From descriptions of its ethics, I found it hard to distinguish Krav Maga from bar brawling. To judge by some online disclaimers appended to the principles of Krav Maga, of few webmasters may have become uncomfortable with the similarity they bore with the IDF's code of conduct in Gaza. Here, for example, are its basic principles:         * You're not going to care how much damage you're going to cause.         * Cause as much damage as possible and run.         * Do not try to prolong a fight. Do what needs to be done and escape. Expressed in more formal terms:         * Do not get hurt         * Neutralize your attacker as fast as possible         * Go from defending to attacking as quickly as possible         * Use the body's natural reflexes         * Strike at any vulnerable point         * Use any tool or object available to you Of course applied to military strategy, this could mean the disproportionate application of force, and using weapons that might have been banned by international treaty. A survey of Krav Maga training websites reveal it's based on Israel's history of fighting for its survival in the Middle East, and by the way, it is not a sport. Krav Maga is an evolving art that adapts to an ever changing world, both locally and globally. As a result, Krav Maga is the ideal self-defense system for use on the street -- a place where no rules exist.

Turkish TV series AYRILIK shows IDF crimes in Gaza, unauthorized portrayal

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has summoned Israel's ambassador in Ankara to complain that a TV series on Turkey's state television station TRT1 is inciting anger at Israeli human rights abuses in Palestine. The drama series AYRILIK ("Farewell") is set in current day Gaza, against a backdrop of the brutality of the occupation and military incursions. Israel most objects to scenes of IDF forces shown killing civilians and children. One might ask, what would you have the IDF shooting? What crimes have not been substantiated by numerous humanitarian groups? Only Israel and the US have been blocking the Goldstone Report at the UN, which urges scrutiny of the 2009 incursion into Gaza.

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. What is the worth of one Israeli? At first his captors demanded the release of all Palestinian women and girls. Later they asked for the release of 1,000 detainees. But the relative values are reversed. Shalit is the lone POW held by Palestine. Israel incarcerates an estimated 11,000, most detained for obstructing the construction of the Apartheid Wall. Exchanging Shalit would represent a trade of 100% for 9%. Don't worry, Israel's occupation forces can always capture more. Gilad Shalit is the first IDF soldier captured by the Palestinians since 1994. Israel on the other hand, with the collaboration of Fatah, can arrest civilians whenever they choose. Shalit's capture is an interesting story. Israel claims to have received warning of the eminent kidnap attempt. The day before, IDF soldiers raided a house belonging to a suspected Hamas militant. They arrested his two sons, a doctor and a lawyer. Their torture allegedly extracted details of a cross-border raid. As a result, technically I suppose you could say, their intelligence officers "received warning." However Israel was unable to thwart the tank operator's capture. Shalit has served as the pretext for many ensuing incursions into Gaza, at a great cost to Palestinian lives. Draw your own conclusions. Israel propagates this story to assert that Gilad Shalit was "kidnapped," invoking a litany of international laws which Israel wields against Hamas. With shameless hypocrisy, Israelis protest the inhumanities suffered by Shalit, ignoring the documentation of thousands of imprisoned Palestinian subjected to worse. The irony of Israel's complaints becomes tedious: lack of International Red Cross access, parental visitation, regular correspondence, information of his exact whereabouts, etc. This in light of Israel's refusal to permit oversight of its Palestinian detainees, or to denounce its tortures. What gall to decry the fate of one soldier, taken prisoner while on duty, with Israel's demonstrated eagerness to expend ordnance and harass Palestinian civilians at whim. Shalit has prompted Israel to launch aerial bombardments, and restrict border checkpoints in the effort to extort his release, or to pit Palestinian sentiments against Hamas, who refuse to release Shalit in spite of the collective punishment meted to its people. The Israelis had reason to doubt that Gilad Shalit, captured by Hamas in 2006, was not dead. After all, the IDF was confident that their January incursion into Gaza had destroyed all known Hamas hiding places.

Israeli mushroom cloud smoking gun

What does the Israeli Internet Megaphone look like in the flesh? Take a look at who's peddling the Weapons of Mass Destruction meme against Iran. It's the same Smoking Gun Mushroom Cloud scare.

IDF targets al-Jazeera on West Bank

Did you catch it on Democracy Now? Al-Jazeera reporter Jackie Rowland, broadcasting live from the West Bank covering the weekly Palestinian protests of the Israeli Apartheid Wall at Bil'in, was interrupted by the IDF. The protesters were accustomed to being shelled with tear gas, but this time the Israeli soldiers targeted the reporter. While she was on the air, the IDF soldiers repeatedly fired gas canisters, until she could no longer speak, and a cameraman had to come to her rescue with a spare gas mask. Here's the original footage:

Pam “Heil Hitler” Pilger gets it all wrong

Much is being made of the irony that the anti-health teabagger who shouted "HEIL HITLER" at a Jewish man who spoke in favor of universal health care, was herself wearing an ISRAELI DEFENSE FORCES t-shirt.   Irony? I think the association originates from more than "irony." Thanks to having been interviewed earlier in the evening by a local TV reporter, the nutjob has been identified as Pamela Pilger of Las Vegas, Nevada. Online sleuths record that she and her husband are Sarah Palin supporters, etc, oink oink. Her telephone and address are available online, and I'm not terribly conflicted about disseminating that info. * From Mrs. Pilger's interview we learn she is a conservative, who believes in Christian values, excepting charity obviously. Pilger is likely a Christian Zionist, explained by her cross earings and IDF t-shirt. How could a politically charged t-shirt worn to a political event, be but chosen on purpose? And a Christian Zionist who mocks Jews, really no surprise there. What interests me about Mrs. Pilger and the t-shirt which seems at odds with her dimly-improvised retorts, is how she represents the American idiot: completely wrong. Pilger doesn't know enough to keep from making contradictory outbursts, but she does know: health care NO, Israel PRO. How is it that opponents of health care reform, for example, are wrong-headed about every issue on the table? Environment, war, labor, human rights, civil liberties, immigration, etc; and in Pilger's case, anti-health care and pro-Israel. These are not uniformly "conservative" values. They do not comprise an idiot's manifesto. Yet in practice, these disparate dictum flock inseparably. How can idiots be so consistent? If their antics reflected real grass roots idiocy, they'd be all over the board. What does an American idiot know of the Middle East, pro-Palestinian or con? Wouldn't an idiot xenophobe bigot most likely be anti-Semitic? Aka Pam Pilger? Whose idea, the IDF allegiance? Whose very consistent guidance are the idiots following? There's nothing idiotic about the neoliberal, exploitive agenda behind the ideological idiots. Are they such idiots that they cannot see that? Wingbat Pilger's t-shirt and her opposition to health care reform --in spite of confessing that her husband lacks insurance-- betrays that her idiotic fervor is not even her own. * (Even as idiot pawns, shouldn't they take responsibility for the Astroturf populist propaganda they are helping to lay? I hope an archive is being kept of their profoundly insensitive rantings. In the future, when these crackers Google themselves, the first thing they should see is their 15-minutes of infamy, yelling about how they don't want illegal immigrants stealing their tax-dollars, etc. Hold the bastards accountable for reflecting so poorly the average American. The idiots may never come around, but maybe their neighbors or associates will better be able to size them up. One day, perhaps their grandchild, improved by a marriage outside the family, will see the footage and marvel- Oh my goodness, my Grandma was not a very kind lady. More practically, imagine trying to eulogize Pamela Pilger one day, with her

If others can kill, Israel wants permit too

June 6th is the 42nd anniversary of Israel's seizure of Gaza. At right is a UK newspaper ad placed by the Anti-Defamation League, one of Israel's myriad damage control engines, when UK students were calling to boycott Israel over its attacks in Gaza. 400,000 killed in Sudan, so Israel should get a pass on its 1,300 victims in Gaza? It sounds like the IDF expects allowances to be made for its periodic ethnic cleansing, permits maybe, like polluters trade carbon credits. The US Humane Society euthanizes 5.4 million dogs every year, no doubt it's just a double standard to demonize Israel for bagging their 1,300 in Gaza. Where there are fingers pointing at Sudan, there are Zionists diverting attention from their final Palestinian solution. No one's crying GENOCIDE in Darfur, calling for military intervention against the Muslim regime but Israel, the US and George Clooney. I just read an eyewitness recollection of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, published on this 20th anniversary, by a reporter who went on to fault China less for its human rights transgressions than for Chinese investments in Sudan and Iran. Sudan? IRAN? What was an evocative historical account began to smell of Zionist agitation... Of course the WSJ columnist turned out to be a "conservative" who also labels those who stand up for Palestinian rights as anti-Semites.

Our own IDF propagandist blows gasket

More from our IP-swapping blog spammer in Newark NJ: He pretends to be a NYU law student, although he trolls here 24/7; he says he's read over 1000 books on the Middle East, but his comments never stray from pro-Israel website talking-points --even his "personal anecdotes" can be traced to Israel Internet Megaphone PDFs. In reality he's an appliance salesman in New Jersey who changes his username and IP to appear to be several people, who all bring up Israel, regardless the subject. My guess is he's under the employ of the IDF Haganah propaganda arm, of which the US internet PR work is subcontracted to US private military contractors, staffed by telecommuting veteran invalids, but that's entirely conjecture. The evolution of "David-Daniel-Melissa's" spam grew from dullard contradictions to flat out goading when we cut him off. He asserts we censored his comments out of cowardice because we couldn't refute them. Want a look-see at what you've been missing? It appears to me that IDF hiring standards have to be lower than even those of US military recruiters. We present these statements to give context to his earlier propaganda spam: David Chinitz, IP: 71.187.131.55, May 14, 5:51 PM Hey, poor white trash, go back to high school and graduate before writing about foreign affairs, you dumb, ugly ass. David Chinitz, IP: 71.187.131.55, May 14, 8:27 PM Hey, Eric, how’s life for the ball-less wonder? David Chinitz, IP: 96.242.105.25, May 15, 2:58 PM Yo, members of the Colorado Trailer Trash Society. How are you. Eric, grow a pair of balls, yet, you dumb coward. Mamie Eisenhower, IP: 96.242.100.31, May 16, 11:01 AM Hey Tony, how’s the world of white trash today. Seems your ignorance extends far and wide, eh? Life must be tough for a high school drop out and a total degenerate. Mamie Eisenhower, IP: 96.242.100.31, May 16, 11:03 AM But, Tony, you’re a high school dropout and a degenerate doper and alky, making you the ultimate dumb ass, you dumb ass. You are a pathietic example of human life. Mamie Eisenhower, IP: 96.242.100.31, May 16, 11:06 AM Eric, why don’t you impress everyone with your impeccable academic credentials? LOL You’re as dumb as your high school dropout colleague Tony and the proctologist’s assistant Marie. What a sorry lot you losers are. The Pope, IP: 96.242.100.31, May 16, 3:15 PM The staff of NMT are some of the most uneducated white trash losers I’ve ever come across. You have Eric, who attended community college, Tony, a drunk high school drop out junkie and Marie, a proctologist’s assistant. Such a collection of cretins is hard to find elsewhere. Flying Nun, IP: 96.242.100.31, May 16, 3:18 PM I must agree. Eric, Tony and Marie are three of the most uneducated misfits I’ve ever seen. Eric and Tony delete posts that they are incapable of refuting, making thie blog totally bogus, baby! Blake, IP: 96.242.100.31, May 16, 4:45 PM Marie, what is worse, being a proctologist’s assistant, or a drunken, drugged out high school drop-out like Tony? Picasso, IP: 96.242.100.31, May 16, 6:07 PM The Israelis are doing the opposite of taking

DIME weaponry? Is this the Pentagon’s idea of a humanitarian weapon?

Dr. Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian doctor who gave medical treatment to the wounded in Gaza when this Palestinian concentration camp was assaulted by the Israeli military, has an excellent interview recorded on Grit TV. Of great interest is where he discusses the Israeli-Pentagon use of DIME weaponry during that conflict, within the first few moments of this video report. He posits the idea that DIME is somehow seen as being a 'humanitarian' weapon of choice by the Pentagon? Check it out and see why he believes that is what they actually think? Dr. Mads Gilbert: A Physician in Gaza

Israeli soldiers admit targeting civilians

“That’s the beauty of Gaza. You see a man walking, he doesn’t have to have a weapon, and you can shoot him.” --One of the testimonies collected by the Rabin pre-military institute, surveying IDF soldiers about war crimes reported to have been committed in Gaza, in the Times Online article Israeli soldiers admit to deliberate killing of Gaza civilians. Another: "When we entered a house, we were supposed to bust down the door and start shooting inside and just go up storey by storey… I call that murder. Each storey, if we identify a person, we shoot them." There were also reports of military rabbis who distributed pamphlets which described the Gaza incursion as part of a greater religious war. Said one IDF soldier: “All these articles had a clear message: we are the Jewish people, we have come to the land by miraculous means, and now we have to fight to remove the Gentiles who are getting in our way and preventing us from occupying the Holy Land… a great many soldiers had a feeling throughout this operation of a religious war.”

Middle East Media Research Institute (Poor MEMRI), yet another conduit for Israeli military disinformation campaigns

Middle East Media Research Institute or MEMRI as they call themselves, is another conduit for Israeli military disinformation campaings directed at the media. They are used a lot against antiZionist bloggers by the Israeli funded Internet Megaphone directed spammers, who often go to their materials posted on youtube. Source Watch reveals that their funding comes from the American Right but that they were co-founded by Meyrav Wurmser and Colonel Yigal Carmon, formerly of Israeli military intelligence, both of whom were early critics of the Oslo accords. Funding According to the National Review, 250 donors—foundations and individuals—fund MEMRI's activities. Among these private donors is the right-wing Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation , which gave MEMRI $100,000 from 1999 to 2000. In 2001, the Randolph Foundation gave MEMRI $100,000, and in 2004 the John M. Olin Foundation gave $5,000, according to Media Transparency. For more info provided see Source Watch and MEMRI is ?propaganda machine,? expert says This is a pretty secretive organization as one might expect. Funny how they fail to translate any hate speech fom Hebrew into English? How is that? Is it just that Jewish Zionists have just been so loving in Israel to others that there is no hate speech to report? You decide!

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! In the Vietnam War, the US government used this as its excuse for why they bombed villagers in Vietnamese held areas with napalm. They didn't mean to hurt anyone that was innocent they always said, but the bad guys were hiding themselves behind women and children and using poor folk as screens! In Iraq, the excuse for destroying places like Fallujah was much the same and now the Israeli military is using the same rationale behind its recent rampages of destruction through Lebanon and Gaza. Same lies, just new uses for them in new places. Here is another video about this wanton destruction by the Israeli military. IDF kills Gaza Zoo animals ~ destroys children's theatre... Whose video explanation do you buy? Perhaps the Israeli military version of the Zoo massacre? It certainly has been seen by a lot more people than has the video of the Palestinian zoo keeper. But let's go back and think about the Israeli version of events some, shall we? What did the military spokesman tell and show us in the beginning of the video? He showed us a detonator (in the zoo) and started walking alongside some wires. He mentioned that each and every animal in the zoo was booby trapped to kill Israeli soldiers, as the camera pointed to some birds! He claimed that the detonator led out of the zoo and across to a school, one only of 67 destroyed by Israel in Gaza. He didn't show us the wires leading to the other 66 schools but I guess that was certainly implied as to why it was also so seemingly necessary to destroy all those other 66 schools, too. Soldier safety issues! Good ol' Israel. They don't want to do it, but they have to! But look again! Those wires are just lying out in the open, aren't they? So is the detonator! How convenient that must be for the Israeli soldiers! Certainly convenient for the Israeli propagandist, that is. Those stupid idiotic Hamas! They forgot to hide the detonator and wiring away from camera view! Amazing!

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. Holy Fucking Shit you will not believe it! It's one thing for us to tolerate pedantic lectures online, quite another if the bastard had quartered in our home in the meantime. From AISH, via Israel Activism and the Hasbara fellowships. Seriously, this is a letter the Israeli press is touting to try to reach Gazans with the message that they must blame Hamas. DEAR CITIZEN OF GAZA: I am the soldier who slept in your home. Hello, While the world watches the ruins in Gaza, you return to your home which remains standing. However, I am sure that it is clear to you that someone was in your home while you were away. I am that someone. I spent long hours imagining how you would react when you walked into your home. How you would feel when you understood that IDF soldiers had slept on your mattresses and used your blankets to keep warm. I knew that it would make you angry and sad and that you would feel this violation of the most intimate areas of your life by those defined as your enemies, with stinging humiliation. I am convinced that you hate me with unbridled hatred, and you do not have even the tiniest desire to hear what I have to say. At the same time, it is important for me to say the following in the hope that there is even the minutest chance that you will hear me. I spent many days in your home. You and your family's presence was felt in every corner. I saw your family portraits on the wall, and I thought of my family. I saw your wife's perfume bottles on the bureau, and I thought of my wife. I saw your children's toys and their English language schoolbooks. I saw your personal computer and how you set up the modem and wireless phone next to the screen, just as I do. I wanted you to know that despite the immense disorder you found in your house that was created during a search for explosives and tunnels (which were indeed found in other homes), we did our best to treat your possessions with respect. When I moved the computer table, I disconnected the cables and lay them down neatly

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. UPDATE: The original title of this post was: Denise was Mitch was Mary was Ronald Now: Alex is Walid is Peter is Allan is Ali is Sean is Denise... Our Newark NJ gender switching Bob & Carol & Tom & Alice just jumped [back] from IP 96.242 to 71.187. Posters, notice the comment IP when you reply to "Denise" or his next impersonation. Part of the Megaphone strategy is to project a multitude of voices indignant about accusations leveled at Israel. "Denise Cohen"                            71.187.138.56 + 96.242.105.155 "Mitch Horace"                                                   96.242.105.155 "Ronald Goff"       71.187.135.202 + 71.187.139.75 + 96.234.113.207 "Ellie Bloch"         71.187.135.202 "Kevin Greenough" 71.187.135.202 "Andrew Schiffman"                       71.187.139.75 "Morton Perelman"                         71.187.139.75 + 96.234.104.119 "Tom Ely"                                                          96.234.104.119 "Alicia Kirsch"                                                     96.234.101.120 "Grace Cohen"                                                    96.234.101.120 "Claire Short"                                                     96.234.101.120 "Mary Walters"       71.187.141.32                       + 96.234.107.159 UPDATE: "Ali Duran"         193.200.150.45 + 71.187.138.56 "Sean Dobson"     193.200.150.45 + 71.187.138.56 "Peter Krieger"     193.200.150.26 "Walid Ashwari"    193.200.150.29 "Allan Faver"       193.200.150.167 "Alex Shamir"      193.200.150.167 "Melissa Cook"                         71.187.138.56 "David Stengler"                       71.187.128.24 In this case, ONE voice UNITED in the guise of too many. It may be only cricket to give "Denise" our ear. Can we hope he/she will develop some intellectual honesty? Looking forward, here are some of the alerts which GIYUS and partners are circulating for troll support: 2009-02-15 U.S. now sees Iran as pursuing nuclear bomb Little more than a

Wikipedia and those romantic Zionists

In researching the evolution of Zionist terrorism, from clandestine militias like Bar-Giora, to Hashomer, Haganah, Etzel, and the pro-Nazi Stern Gang, I came upon this opening paragraph in Wikipedia. Describing Bar-Giora, it began: "On September 28, 1907, a group of activists from Poalei Zion gathered in Yitzhak Ben-Zvi's tiny Jaffa apartment. There was no furniture, the men sat on the floor in a circle and used a crate for a desk." Some helpful Wiki elf was obviously feeling sentimental. Here's the full paragraph, one third of the only more nostalgic full article: On September 28, 1907, a group of activists from Poalei Zion gathered in Yitzhak Ben-Zvi's tiny Jaffa apartment. There was no furniture, the men sat on the floor in a circle and used a crate for a desk. Inspired by Israel Shochat's ideas, they agreed that the only way to fulfill the dream of becoming a Jewish nation was to rise up and assert themselves through cultivating and defending their land themselves. The state of things in the early years of the 20th Century in Palestine, was such that Jewish farmers employed Arabs to work their farms and protect them, and in turn were subject to landlords, such as Edmond de Rothschild's agents. There was much discontent and disillusionment. Thus I was sparked to delve into the oft-derided accusation that Wikipedia is biased toward Israel. Compare the paragraph above, to the introductions of Wiki articles about militant Muslim or Arab groups. Start with Wiki's official terrorist list and judge for yourself. CAMERA Electronic Intifada documented an interesting story last year, when they interrupted the Zionist site CAMERA from organizing commando edit raids on Wikipedia to ensure Israel was always shown in a favorable light. In its report, EI leaked the email thread which, by the way, serves as a great instruction manual for aspiring Wiki editors. We'll reprint the conversation below. The episode is documented in several articles. Beginning with EI exclusive: a pro-Israel group's plan to rewrite history on Wikipedia, The Electronic Intifada, 21 April 2008. (Reprinted in Global Research 4/24.) Alex Beam, of The Boston Globe, broke the story in print on May 6, 2008, in War of the virtual Wiki-worlds. Next came Israel Shamir, Wiki, the Chaos Controlled, who asserted that CAMERA's interrupted zeal masked Wikipedia's already Zionist admins. Shamir's continuing battle with Wikipedia can be followed in wiki/Talk). IRGUN, ET AL About the clandestine pre-Israel paramilitary organizations, which eventually became the Israel Defense Force? Their history is very interesting. The Zionist policy of using "retaliation" to justify strikes, started right from the beginning. When the Jewish settlers, many of whom were immigrating into Palestine illegally, felt that British authorities were not giving them preferred treatment in disputes with local Arabs, they organized private armies to quell Arab unrest over their expanding landholdings. During WWI, these fighters, formed as Hashomer, worked behind the lines with an intelligence branch named Nili, to help the British drive out the Turks. When the Paris Treaty of 1919 did not yield a Zionist state as promised,

Was Sharon quote really not genuine?

Are quotes being fraudulently attributed to Israeli ministers (as NMT's indignant Israeli PR visitors are insisting)? We decided to look into the Ariel Sharon "fabrication" about who controls of America. Let's just say our hasbara critics are going to wish they'd tempered their indignation. In the process, we found more indecorous pronouncements, which we've included with direct attributions from the Israeli press. Tokhis oyfn tish. Did Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon say "I control America," or words to such effect? It turns out this has been made a bone of contention since the alleged rebuke to Foreign Minister Shimon Peres in October 2001. The Israeli PR website CAMERA (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America) has been accusing Arab-sympathetic Washington Report, (Washington Report on Middle East Affairs -WRMEA) of orchestrating this story. The quote was picked up by the international press from Chicago Tribune syndicated columnist Georgie Anne Geyer, who had attributed it to having been reported on Israeli radio station Kol Yisrael. CAMERA claimed that Kol Yisrael denied having aired the quote. But Geyer could not discount the veracity of her multiple Israeli sources, whether or not they heard it on the radio or at the meeting, but the veteran journalist stood by her longstanding contacts. Under a coordinated barrage of LTE complaints by CAMERA, the Chicago Tribune issued this clarification on June 14, 2002: "[the quote was] widely reported in the Palestinian press but cannot be confirmed in independent sources. Geyer and Universal Press Syndicate regret not having attributed the quote more specifically." Hardly an admission of "fabrication," as CAMERA and this site's hasbara propagandists are lauding. And whether Sharon said it or not, Senator Fullbright, or Secretary of State John Foster Dulles had already spelled that notion out for posterity. Perhaps Prime Minister Olmert's recent claim to have interrupted George Bush mid-speech, to command Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to stand down on a United Nations vote condemning the recent Gaza attack, proves Israel's influence, more loudly than pronouncing it. But a statement about who claims to control whom, pales in comparison to what some Israeli ministers have voiced about their military objectives in Gaza. They remind me of American commanders, utterly oblivious to the Geneva Conventions. Matan Vilnai Here's what Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai famously told Army Radio last year: "The more Qassam fire intensifies and the rockets reach a longer range, they will bring upon themselves a bigger 'Shoah' because we will use all our might to defend ourselves." SHOAH is the Hebrew word for Holocaust; itself a word zealously trademarked by Zionists internationally to mean only the genocide perpetrated by the Nazis against the Jews. Israeli PR damage-control immediately jumped in to assert that by 'Shoah,' Vilnai had meant 'disaster,' the word's original definition. (Would that be like asking Americans to believe that when Rudy Giuliani brings up 911, he's talking about dialing emergency?) Internal Security Minister Avi Dichter at weekly cabinet meeting Sunday, Jan 20, 2008: “the government must instruct the IDF to eliminate the rocket fire from Gaza entirely.

Israelis indignant at being called Nazis

Jewish leaders object to Nazi imagery at rallies. Avner Shalev, chairman of the Yad Vashem museum and memorial, called for the Holocaust to be left out of contemporary political discourse. Is that rich?! There's not a day goes by that Holocaust Remembrance isn't in the news, propagated by Israel's constant PR campaign. Google "Holocaust" for news items. There are remembrance press releases every news day. "It is legitimate to constructively criticize the policies of any nation, including Israel. However, the baseless use of Holocaust imagery and terminology as a weapon against Israel has incited a tangible surge of anti-Semitism," he said. "That is the danger inherent when people cynically use the Holocaust to distort a present political conflict." Is it really anti-Semitic to condemn the inhumanity of the Zionists? Does Judaism condone ethnic cleansing? If Israel doesn't want to be compared to the Nazis, it should stop exterminating the Palestinians. What fucking gall. The Nazis had a word for their anti-Fascist critics. They called them Communists. That's why they had the support of industrialists, even Jewish industrialists, and the ruling classes. But sympathy for the barbaric Third Reich quickly wore thin. Recent events only suggest to me that the Nazis lagged behind today's Zionists. They lacked the technology. Do you think they would have dicked around with train schedules and relocation ruses if they'd had white phosphorous, free access to the entire US arsenal, and an international community indifferent to the fate of their victims?

Israelis unscathed by fierce fire fights

Despite barring entry to journalists, confiscating cameras, and shooting reporters outright, photographs emerge from Gaza of the IDF's horrific misdeeds. There are pictures of the dead, of the wounded, of the bodies charred by white phosphorous, of schools and hospitals destroyed. And of course the stories emerge of UN workers fired upon, of families forced inside houses which were then shelled. I think a most effective photograph depicts Israeli soldiers leaving Gaza, all smiles. They are emerging from, what a cooperative media called, fierce fighting, which left 1,100 Palestinians dead at the cost of 13 IDF soldiers, four of them by friendly fire. The "fierce fighting" sounds more likely to have been Israeli soldiers getting in each other's way in the fierce frenzy to massacre. I'd like to think the IDF friendly fire casualties resulted when fellow soldiers cut them down, when they refused to rein in their rabid blood lust. Also likely is that fellow soldiers killed those less gung-ho about the mahem, lest they testify about the war crimes they witnessed. In another favorite photo, Israeli youth picnic on a hill overlooking Gaza, hoping for a glimpse of the IDF ground assault, the incursion to exterminate the Palestinian vermin.

Israeli fury seals a Single State Solution

Israel's relentless and unrepentant program to exterminate the Palestinians of Gaza, will yield but a single outcome. And it would certainly please the Palestinians, if they live to see it. First, if Palestine is deprived of viability as an independent state, Israel is left with only a single state solution. Second, with Israel convinced that its security from rocket fire depends on every last Arab neighbor being interned or interred, there is no other choice but cloistered Apartheid. Will the international community long tolerate a feudal theocracy constantly inflaming the resentment of its indigenous laborers? I was being facetious to suggest that Palestinians will not live to see Israel vanquished. Much as Israel might try, the Palestinians won't be killed off like North America's original natives. Neither Gaza nor the West Bank will succumb to genocide, alcoholism or uranium poisoning, nor vanish like an eclipsed civilization. They can be driven off, and dispersed among the neighbors, but the Palestinian diaspora will hang interminable with a much fresher claim to the lands of their fathers than ever had the Zionists. But on the ground, the captive Palestinians will never reconstitute even a client state, so long as Israel pens them in like Soweto. Lands allotted to Palestinians will be work camps, and prison camps, with every un-free man's right to rebel against the yoke of occupation. Israel will dodge rockets until the last slave is shackled. And I guess the world will sit by and let them do that. However blatant they want to be about it. Knowing that after Lebanon and Gaza, Israel has disciplinary actions aimed at Syria and Iran, what are the prospects for cohabitation in the Middle East? Does Israel expect that its "right to exist" grants it a swath of no-man's zone, extended beyond the borders of all its neighbors? Israel's wrathful attack on Gaza, as retaliation for Hamas' motley rockets, the disproportionality of the air strikes, and the IDF's disregard for innocent civilian casualties, betrays Israel's racist ambivalence about the fate of non-Jews. Without a humanitarian regard for others, how can Israel expect to be asked to the adult's table? So Israel has sealed its own fate. Obliterate the Palestinians or drive them off, ostracize the neighbors until you are all alone. Israel will be a solitary state, inhabited by the white elite, separated by a state religion forbidden to their darker working castes. The untouchables will live behind apartheid walls until delivered by an Arab Mandela. Then international pressure, hopefully too a domestic conscience, will bring Democracy, and then, as current opponents of a single-state-solution fear, a popular vote will eradicate the oppression of religious rule. Say goodbye to Israel, the Jewish State. It will "be wiped off the map" of the Middle East, and left for Jews and Palestinians to inhabit with equality. So long as particular Palestinians do not survive who have claims to properties appropriated by the Zionists, or so long as some compensation is offered to buy off the Palestinian's right

Rahm Emanuel joined IDF in Gulf War

"Emanuel, the son of an Israeli terrorist, Benjamin M. Emanuel who was a member of the Irgun, an underground terror organization in Palestine under the British rule, is someone who volunteered with the Israeli (not the US) army in 1991. It is not clear to what extent Emanuel will influence foreign policy as Obama’s chief of staff and thus keep the 'special relationship' that gave Israel a blank check for endless wars." --Mazin Qumsiyeh, Ph.D

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