ZIONISM LOBBY: AIPAC ALERT on the GAZA FLOTILLA MASSCRE! + Declassified: Massive Israeli manipulation of US media exposed

READ & ACKNOWLEDGE THE BOUGHT SENATES: Congressional_Statements_on_Flotilla

ISRAELI “DEMOCRACY”: Israel stops US academic at border (democracy for the few white zionist)

Quiz Yourself on ‘Israeli Democracy’

  • For Israel to become a “Jewish majority” it opted to expel and dispossess the two-third Palestinian majority?
  • 80% of the Palestinian people were dispossessed from their homes, farms, and businesses and have been kept out for the past 54 years?
  • 95% of Israel’s lands (which is mostly owned by Palestinian refugees) is open for development to Jews only?
  • Only one of the 45 Zionist Jews who sign the Israeli “declaration of independence” on May 14th, 1948 was born in Palestine. The other 44 were mostly Jewish refugees who escaped their anti-Semitic Europe countries, such as Tsarist Russia, Germany, and Poland.
  • Israeli-Palestinian citizens live almost in segregated communities (or ghettos) because development is strictly limited outside their villages? Ironically, the word “ghetto” was invented to describe the living conditions of Eastern European Jews in Tsarist Russia!
  • For just being “Jewish” you gain an automatic citizenship in Israel? Plus tens of thousands of dollars in subsidies too.
  • Palestinian Muslims or Christians refugees, who were born in the country and later expelled, cannot gain Israeli citizenship? Of course, unless they convert to Judaism first!
  • Pretending to be Jewish in Israel is punishable by law with up to one year’s imprisonment? On the other hand, if you pretend to be a Muslim or Christian the law does you no harm!
  • When the Palestine problem was created by Britain in 1917, more than 92% of the population of Palestine were Arabs and there were at that time no more than 56,000 Jews in Palestine? That Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Palestinians at that time lived in peace with each other?
  • Palestinians in the early 20th century owned 97.5% of the land, while Jews (native Palestinians and recent immigrants together) owned only 2.5% of the land?
  • Close to 4 million Palestinian Muslims and Christians are being subjected to Israeli laws that are different than the laws governing the 4.5 million Israeli Jews? Is this a “democratically” elected apartheid, or not, that is the question?
  • In the occupied West Bank there are “Jewish Roads” and “Non-Jewish Roads”?
  • Israel issues national identify cards where the religion of the card holder is clearly shown in bold type?
  • Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza drive vehicles with license plates that have different coloring than the cars driven by Israeli settlers?
  • Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza hold ID cards that are of different colors than the cards held by Israeli settlers?
  • The only form of Judaism recognized by the “Jewish state” is Orthodox Judaism, so most US Jews could not get married in Israel. Furthermore, the only conversion to Judaism recognized is Orthodox, so most US converts aren’t Jewish enough.
  • The U.S. funneled into the Israeli economy over 130 billion dollars, which is almost twice the amount devoted to rebuilding Western Europe after WW II!
  • Israeli democracy is a facade for “Jewish Democracy?”
  • Israel has nuclear weapons, and it was close to dropping one on Cairo in 1973?
  • Israeli soldiers use human shields in battle to minimize their casualties?
  • Israel killed over 20,000 Lebanese and Muslims (90% of whom are civilians) with American made and paid for weapons?

Israeli Democracy Or Hypocrisy

Throughout history, regimes rhetorically embraced democracy as cover for more despotic policies, no different today throughout the world in countries like India, Pakistan, America and Israel practicing what Michael Parenti calls “democracy for the few,” (the) “shadier sides of US political life (in which) proponents of the existing social order have tried to transform practically every deficiency into a strength.

Israeli Democracy – Fact or Fiction?

Israel’s bulldozing of 62 shops in the village of Nazkt Issa, north of Tulkarem next to the West Bank line with Israel on Tuesday and its refusal to allow International and Israeli peace activists to witness the devastation illustrates the total control of the military in what is supposed to be a democratic state. Americans saw and heard little of this action except that it was caused by the illegal establishment of the shops by Palestinians. In a democratic state, the alleged “illegality” would be dealt with in a court of law, not by an army protecting bulldozers from citizens throwing stones. But Americans hear only what Sharon allows the corporate media in America to receive from his minions as he prevents outsiders from witnessing the demolition.


William Cook is a professor of English at the University of La Verne in southern California. His new book, Psalms for the 21st Century, will be published by Mellen Press in January. He can be reached at: cookb@ULV.EDU

REf: counterpunch

Isn’t true that Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East? Maybe if more countries as democratic as Israel, peace might happen in no time

There is no denying of the fact that the Middle East is mostly ruled by autocratic, oppressive, and undemocratic regimes. On the other hand, the majority of these repressive regimes were mostly founded and funded based on Israeli and American wishes. It should be noted that the most popular revolts in the Middle East have been ruthlessly crushed by American puppet regimes (whom the West often refer to by “Moderate regimes”) in the area. The regimes in Iraq, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the Hashemite Kingdom, Lebanon (before the civil war), Arab Gulf States, Morocco, Iran (prior to the Islamic revolution), Turkey, … etc., were all funded and directed by the United States of America; the land of the free and the home of the brave. Sadly, many of the so called “moderate regimes” are ten times more accountable to Uncle Sam than to their own public. Ironically, if democracy truly shall serve Israel’s national interests in the region, then maybe it should direct its powerful lobby in Washington, AIPAC, to start lobbying on behalf of the oppressed in the Middle East; after all promoting “democracy is the key” to a lasting peace in the Middle East?

VIDEO: This Time We Went Too Far (Gaza masscre)

Finkelstein: Israel’s Gaza Disgrace Q & A

Finkelstein announces study findings on Gaza massacre


Norman Finkelstein: A History of Violence – Part 1

American Radical the trials of Norman Finkelstein

Why Israel wont let News Reporters into Gaza


Gaza villages Wiped off the map

Jonathan Miller (Channel4) shows the destruction in Gaza that Israel left

Under attack: how medics died trying to help Gaza’s casualties

Clancy Chassay asks why 16 medical workers were killed and more than half of Gaza’s hospitals hit during Israel’s invasion of Gaza

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Jurists tell Barak: Don’t shell Gaza population centers

Israel should not use artillery fire to target rocket-launching militants in the Gaza Strip if the fire is aimed at populated areas, the defense establishment’s legal adviser recently told Defense Minister Ehud Barak.

“Artillery fire is permissible only in relatively open areas,” Ahaz Benari wrote in the legal opinion. “Artillery fire at urban areas is problematic, if the assessment is that the chance that the shell will hit the launchers is relatively low, while the risk that many civilians will be hurt is substantial.”

Barak and Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi have previously expressed doubts about an extensive Israel Defense Forces operation in Gaza now. Benari’s opinion appears to be backed by leading military prosecution officials, though Attorney General Menachem Mazuz has yet to express a firm opinion on the matter. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has promised to hold a cabinet meeting on the issue shortly.

Benari wrote the legal opinion December 7, after cabinet ministers called for a reexamination of the steps Israel is using to counter Qassam fire. The opinion reviews international law on the matter and finds that while there is no wholesale ban on artillery fire at sites from which rockets were launched, the fire should be aimed at military targets and be able to distinguish between the target and civilians or civilian property.

The opinion also states that if damage to civilians or their property is expected as a result of the artillery fire, the IDF must make sure the damage is not much greater than the expected military benefit – an expression of the legal principle known as proportionality.

Meanwhile, Palestinian militants in Gaza fired seven Qassam rockets and mortar shells on southern Israel yesterday, causing no injuries. Defense officials said last night that even though Hamas leaders are saying the cease-fire with Israel will not be extended past Friday, the organization has not completely given up on continuing the lull.

The IDF developed a detailed procedure for artillery fire in Gaza in 2006, which approves shooting only in open areas and mandates that a distance be kept from buildings. But the IDF halted its use of artillery fire altogether after accidentally killing 18 Palestinian civilians in the Gaza town of Beit Hanun in November 2006, even though the artillery fire was meant to target open areas.

The legal opinion also addressed the creation of ghost towns in Gaza, involving the eviction of Gazans from their homes in areas Palestinian militants use for launching rockets, as an Israeli response to the rocket fire. Benari said international law allows Israel to warn the residents of the intended IDF artillery response and evacuate a particular area for a short time. But even then, he said, the IDF cannot engage in carpet bombing, which would lead to the intended massive destruction of property that does not constitute a legitimate target. He said Israel must also take into account that some civilians will remain in the area even if they are advised to leave.

Ref: Haaaaaretz


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(Another week of) Israeli Human Rights Violations

The four children from the Abu Me’tiq family who were killed by an Israeli missile that hit their house

– 9 Palestinians, including 5 children and a woman, were killed by IOF in the Gaza Strip.
– The victims include a woman and her 4 children who were killed when IOF shelled their house in Beit Hanoun town.
– 29 Palestinians, mostly civilians, including 6 children and a woman, were wounded by IOF.
– A Palestinian civilian was wounded by Israeli settlers in the West Bank.
– IOF conducted 36 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank, and 4 ones into the Gaza Strip.
– IOF razed 140 donums[1] of agricultural land in the southern Gaza Strip.
– IOF demolished a house and damaged agricultural areas in Beit Hanoun.
– IOF arrested 37 Palestinian civilians and held at least 50 others for some time in the Gaza Strip.
– IOF have continued to impose a total siege on the OPT.
– The fuel crisis in the Gaza Strip has escalated.
– 6 Palestinian civilian were arrested by IOF at military checkpoints in the West Bank.
– IOF have continued settlement activities in the West Bank and Israeli settlers have continued to attacks Palestinian civilians and property.
– The Israeli High Court legitimize the demolition of at least 60% of the houses in al-‘Aqaba village in the Jordan Valley.
– Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian civilians and their property in Hebron.

Ref: Palestine Human Rights Report