Blaming Israel for carnage

Blaming Israel for carnage

There are 121922 comments on the Fort Worth Star-Telegram story from Jul 22, 2006, titled Blaming Israel for carnage. In it, Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that:

Most media outlets aren't providing news of Israel's barbaric air raids on Lebanon with fairness and integrity.

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#117958 Feb 24, 2014
THE 1967 WAR

In 1967, Israel conquered still more land. Following the Six Day War, in whichIsraeli forces launched a highly successful, Pearl Harbor-like surprise attack on Egypt, Israel occupied the additional 22 percent of Palestine that had eluded it in 1948— the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. It also occupied parts of Egypt (which since were returned) and Syria (which remain under occupation).

"There is no such thing as a Palestinian."
-Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir 1969



CURRENT CONFLICT

There are two issues at the very core of the continuing conflict and escalating violence in the Middle East:

First, there is the inevitably destabilizing effect oftrying to maintain an ethnically preferential state, particularly when the exclusionist entity is of largely colonial origin.Remember, the original population of what is now Israel was 95 percent Muslim and Christian. And yet,Muslim and Christian refugees are not being allowed to return to their homes in the current "Jewish state."Israeli peace negotiators refuse to even discuss the possibility of applying this UN guaranteed right.

Second, Israel’s continued confiscation of Palestinian land in the West Bank and Gaza is being resisted by the Palestinian inhabitants. It is these occupied territories that, according to the Oslo peace accords of 1993, were going to become a Palestinian state. However, when Israel continued to take land in these areas and to move its citizens onto it, the Palestinian population rebelled.This uprising, called the "Intifada" (Arabic for "shaking off") began at the end of September 2000 and continues to this day.
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#117959 Feb 24, 2014
THE POWER OF THE ISRAELI LOBBY - AIPAC

AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) is widely regarded as the most powerful foreign-policy lobby in Washington. Its 60,000 members shower millions of dollars on hundreds of members of Congress on both sides of the aisle. It also maintains a network of wealthy and influential citizens around the country, whom it can regularly mobilize to support its main goal, which is making sure there is "no daylight" between the policies of Israel and of the United States. Richard Cohen published in the Washington Post shows that 60% Democrat Party's fundraising and 25% of the Republican Party’s fundraising in 2006 came from Jewish-funded Political Action Committees (PACS).

No matter how much the Democrat and Republican candidates tell you how much they differ, they openly agree that they support precisely the same policy with respect to Israel. Both Obama and Hillary have threatened to destroy Iran and Syria -- the two remaining countries in the Middle East (the other was Iraq) who are opposed to Israel's hegemony in the Middle East and its continued occupation of Palestine and its policy of ethnic cleansing with respect to the Palestinians. The situation in Palestine is not apartheid; it is genocide.

So, when Congress votes so decisively in support of Israel, it's no accident. Yet, surveying US newspaper coverage of the Middle East in recent months, shows next to nothing about AIPAC and its influence.

AIPAC is not the only pro-Israel organization to escape scrutiny. The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, though little known to the general public, has tremendous influence in Washington, especially with the executive branch. Based in New York,the conference is supposed to give voice to the fifty-two Jewish organizations that sit on its board, but in reality it tends to reflect the views of its executive vice chairman, Malcolm Hoenlein.Hoenlein has long had close ties to Israel's Likud Party. In the 1990s he helped raise money for settlers' groups on the West Bank, and today he regularly refers to that region as "Judea and Samaria," a biblically inspired catch phrase used by conservatives to justify the presence of Jewish settlers there.

Because of the Lobby's power the US has unconditionally supported Israel's wars of aggression since 1967.Its influence also led to the US Gulf war in 1991 and the second Iraq war begun in 2003,now raging out of control and seen by some noted analysts as unwinnable and causing potential irreparable economic and political harm to the nation. Nonetheless, it persists with no plan agreed on to end it.The Lobby also guaranteed this country's unconditional support for Israel's illegal wars of aggression against Lebanon and Palestinewith all the devastation they caused and the horrendous consequences from them unresolved.The Palestinian conflict still rages under the radar, and the status in Lebanon hangs by a hair triggerready to erupt again any time Israel decides to resume hostilities. But inflaming the Middle East powder keg to a near boiling point is the strong possibility theUS and/or Israel will attack Iran because Israel wants it and the Jewish Lobby put its powerful support behind it.
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#117960 Feb 24, 2014
The root of the Lobby's power lies in the high proportion of Jewish families who are among the wealthiest and most influential ones in the country.Forbes magazine reported that 25%- 30% of the wealthiest families here are Jewishdespite the small percentage of Jews in the population overall. They include billionaires with enormous influence, and along with all others comprising the pro-Israeli Lobby, have created a"tyranny of Israel over the US" with consequences grave enough to threaten world peace and stability,the global economy, and the very future of democracy in this country.(James Petras:The Power of Israel in the United States)

Powerful supporters of Israel raise billions of dollars to support the country's war machineand finance its colonization of annexed Palestinian land plus the Golan Heights (with its invaluable water resources) seized and never returned to Syria after the 1967 war. Israel's economy is not self-sufficient, and without this aid, it would have to make unacceptable cuts in social services, reduce its military budget and curtail its expansionary plans. With it,plus the $3 billion a year direct US contributionand lots more help,US taxpayers (like it or not) have the burden of funding Israel's belligerence and colonization agenda.

Here’s what it all costs:

$3 billion annually in direct aid.
Billions more in loans as needed.
Millions annually for resettlement help for Soviet (now Russian) and Ethiopian immigrants.
a $10 billion loan guarantee in 1990
a further $9 billion loan in 2004
plus billions more for the asking
and to be forthcoming to pay the costs of the 2006 Lebanon and Palestine wars.
Since 1981, economic aid made in cash transfers, and since 1985 military aid done the same way.
$45 billion in repayment waved loans since 1974 and billions more for the asking - free money at US taxpayer expense.
Since 1982, ESF (Economic Support Fund) cash transfers in one early in the fiscal year lump sum with no strings attached while other countries receiving them are paid quarterly with their use monitored. Israel invests the money in US treasuries costing US taxpayers millions more annually and also gets special FMS (Foreign Military Sales) funding arrangements costing US taxpayers well over $1 billion since 1991.
Other privileged benefits include financial aid to develop Israel'sdefense industry, transfer of state-of-the-art technology and the latest US weapons, US guarantee for Israel's access to oil, and the likely massive aid still to come to defray the country's "special costs" for its Gaza "disengagement plan" morphing into the colonization of whatever parts of the OPT Israel wishes to annex for new settlements US taxpayers pay for.
Add to this some$22 billion Israel got over the past 50 years through the sale of its below-market interest paying bonds that have financed half of its development - meaning the colonization of annexed Palestinian lands and military funding for its predatory imperial wars.
"The bottom line is that AIPAC, which is a de facto agent for a foreign government, has a stranglehold on the U.S. Congress. Open debate about U.S. policy towards Israel does not occur there."--Mearsheimer and Walt, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, 2005

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#117961 Feb 24, 2014
An NFL Fan wrote:
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I enjoy seeing you squirm.
You need to tear yourself away from that mirror of yours. That's yourself you can see squirming dummy

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#117962 Feb 24, 2014
USA Born wrote:
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Swine weren't meant to get it.
I wouldn't have gone that far by calling you a swine, but if you insist!!

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#117964 Feb 24, 2014
USA Born wrote:
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This is what you call "correcting" someone? Stupid minion.
Yes so what is your point stupid minion?

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#117965 Feb 24, 2014
ocxz wrote:
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Excellent.
Keep posting.
Thanks ocxz. I knew people who really care would appreciate the post

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#117966 Feb 24, 2014
THIS IS HOW ETHICAL ISRAEL WAS BACK IN 2009

JERUSALEM: Israel has admitted that in the 1990s its forensic pathologists harvested organs from dead bodies, including Palestinians, without their families' permission.
The practice was brought to light with publication of an interview with the then head of Israel's Abu Kabir forensic institute, Jehuda Hiss. The interview was conducted in 2000 by an American academic, who has now released it because of a huge controversy this year over an allegation by a Swedish newspaper that Israel was killing Palestinians to harvest their organs. Israel hotly denied the charge, saying it was anti-Semitic.
Parts of the interview were broadcast on Israel's Channel 2 TV at the weekend. In it, Dr Hiss said: "We started to harvest corneas... Whatever was done was highly informal. No permission was asked from the family

Read more at:
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/is...

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#117967 Feb 24, 2014
New York Rabbi Convicted Of Human Organ Trafficking
Posted on October 30, 2011 by ron abbass

Israel National News
By Elad Benari Oct. 28, 2011

Jewish resident of Brooklyn became the first person in the United States to be convicted of organ trafficking on Thursday, the New York Daily News reported.
Rabbi Levy Izhak Rosenbaum, 60, pleaded guilty to selling black-market kidneys at a huge mark-up, the report said.
Rosenbaum, who admitted to brokering just three transplants, boasted on tape that he actually handled “quite a lot” during the decade-long scheme. His lawyers portrayed him as an altruistic middleman who helped save lives.
Prosecutors, however, charged that Rosenbaum was a profiteer who paid vulnerable Israelis as little as $10,000 to give up a kidney and charged desperate Americans $120,000 and up for the organs.

New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman told the New York Daily News,“A black market in human organs is not only a grave threat to public health, it reserves lifesaving treatment for those who can best afford it at the expense of those who cannot. We will not tolerate such an affront to human dignity.”
Rosenbaum admitted in court he created cover stories for each case, inventing fictitious relationships between donors and recipients so doctors wouldn’t know a kidney was being sold.
His lawyers said that the surgeries took place in “prestigious American hospitals and were performed by experienced and expert” surgeons, adding,“The transplants were successful and the donors and recipients are now leading full and healthy lives.”
The lawyers claimed the money Rosenbaum got went to pay expenses and that the recipients would have died if they didn’t get the illegal kidneys.
Rosenbaum, who will be sentenced on February 2, faces up to 20 years in prison. He also agreed to forfeit $420,000 he got in connection with the three transplants.
He was arrested two years ago during a massive probe of New Jersey corruption that took down politicians and rabbis. An FBI informant told Rosenbaum he was a businessman looking for a new kidney for a sick uncle, and Rosenbaum fell for it.

My Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.a...

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#117968 Feb 24, 2014
ocxzmoron wrote:
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You are black.
I'm Anglo Saxon, Moslem retard. <¦-o

“For F***'s Sake”

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#117969 Feb 24, 2014
This thread should be 'Blaming Islam for Carnage'.
ocxz

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#117970 Feb 24, 2014
USA_1 wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not Anglo Saxon, but a retard. <¦-o
You are black.
And impaired too, of course, but that everyone can see.

“For F***'s Sake”

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#117971 Feb 24, 2014
An NFL Fan wrote:
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LOL! You still think is is a site? If you ever get any dumber, you might explode, imbecile. I want to be around to see that happen.
Have you been deleted lately, ignorant stooge?
You might not want to be there, it could get messy and undoubtedly stinky.
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#117972 Feb 24, 2014
Sheilaa wrote:
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Yes so what is your point stupid minion?
You're a sociopath. Could be why you don't work.

Why do you post on other forums using different namse and locations. What are you hiding from? Why the deceit.

Your posts on your jeezus is funny. You really are evil.

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#117973 Feb 24, 2014
USA_1 wrote:
This thread should be 'Blaming Islam for Carnage'

.
The fact is it is about Israel, but if you feel strongly about blaming Islam create your own forum or join one that is already in progress.
ocxz

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#117974 Feb 24, 2014
USA_1 wrote:
This thread should be 'Blaming Islam for Carnage'.
This thread is 'Blaming Israel for carnage'.
Just like the country occupied by the illegal zionist cancer entity is called Palestine.
We knew zionists cannot read maps, it is now confirmed that their hasbarat stooges cannot read properly the title of threads, no wonder they are constantly in denial.
ocxz

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#117975 Feb 24, 2014
Sheilaa wrote:
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Yes so what is your point stupid minion?
To derail topic, what else ?
USA Born

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#117976 Feb 24, 2014
posts on your jeezus are funny

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#117977 Feb 24, 2014
Oren: International sanctions are more dangerous than missiles
By TOVAH LAZAROFF

02/24/2014 22:03

Former Israeli ambassador to the United States warns of grave consequences should Israel not accept Kerry's framework agreement, to be presented soon.

The Jerusalem Post

International sanctions against Israel, should peace talks fail, pose a greater danger to the country’s future than the possibility of missiles falling on Tel Aviv, warned former Israeli ambassador to the US Michael Oren.

It is therefore important that Israel accepts the framework document that US Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to unveil in the near future, setting out the terms for future negotiations, Oren said.

A framework agreement that keeps the negotiations alive is important because the alternative would be for the Palestinians to seek unilateral statehood at the United Nations, said Oren.

Read more at:

http://www.jpost.com/Diplomacy-and-Politics/O...
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#117978 Feb 24, 2014
TWIN TERRORISTS

Israel and the US todaywillfully violate the UN Charter, the Hague Regulations and Geneva Conventionsrelative to:

the conduct of war and when it may be legally waged,
the treatment of prisoners,
the use of torture,
destruction of infrastructure and historical sites,
and plunder of natural resources to establish client puppet-run regimes exploiting their people in service to the dominant capital and political interests of their imperial conquerors.
Then to quell resistance and tighten security, the US and Israel resort to the most extreme methods including:

mass arrests and detentions
the free use of torture
and targeted assassinations as state policy.
Amnesty International reports since the passage of the Military Commissions Act of 2006,the US and Israel are the only two countries in the world to have legalized the use of torture.

The US-led killing machine is in full operation in Iraq, and so is the Israeli killing machine in The Occupied Territories. In the occupied territories is being called there"Israel's Final Solution"or the"Palestinian Holocaust,"and it's focal point is inGaza which even unoccupied is the world's largest open-air prisonfor its 1.45 million people in the most densely populated space of its size in the world.

Today the Strip and the West Bank are Israeli-directed killing fields targeting Palestinian civilianshelpless to stop it beyond their courageous acts of desperation with crude weapons and their bodies against Israeli:

tanks,
F-16s,
helicopter gunships,
illegal and immoral terror weapons like white phosphorus bombs and shells,
cluster bombs that never stop killing and maiming,
and experimental new weapons that don't have publicly-known names yet.
Israel's war on Palestine has gone on for nearly six decades, and September 28 marked the eighth (2000) anniversary of the al-Aqsa Mosque Intifada resistance against it that began with Ariel Sharon's provocative visit to the holy site in 2000.Israel dramatically escalated the conflict after the minor June 25, 2006 incident at an Israeli military post near Kerem Shalom crossing killing two IDF soldiers, injuring several others and capturing a third still held whose name the corporate media made sure everyone knows but won't ever reveal any ofover-10,000 names of Palestinian prisoners held(the fate of "unworthy victims"). The June clash followed a series of bloody earlier in the month Israeli attacks on Gaza including the widely reported beach shelling that killed eight Palestinians and injured 32 others including 13 children. Much as it did in Lebanon (discussed below), Israel's response was swift, deadly, disproportionate to what happened and planned months in advance as revealed by General Yoav Galant, in charge of Gaza, in a candid interview he gave in Israel's Maariv daily.

Palestine: 60 years of suffering

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) documented it all including the devastation of the past six years. Overall it created a state of mass-immiseration for the Palestinian people in Gaza and the West Bank:

essential infrastructure affecting power, clean water and sanitation destroyed
mobility restricted or denied
imposition of an embargo threatening the collapse of an already weak economy creating unemployment up to 80% of the population
hostile incursions into the OPT, daily killings, and frequent extra-judicial assassinations
home and property demolitions
mass arbitrary arrests, administrative detentions of thousands of Palestinians without charge, and the systematic use of torture on those held including against women and children
the destruction of a viable Hamas-led Palestinian Authority (PA) through imprisonments of its democratically elected members held without charge or on contrived ones against them as well as the destruction of its civil and security facilities

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