Five years ago, I wrote an article entitled “America’s Jews Are Driving America’s wars.”
It turned out to be the most popular piece that I have ever written and I was rewarded for it by immediately being fired by the so-called American Conservative magazine, where I had been a regular and highly popular contributor for fourteen years.
I opened the article with a brief description of an encounter with a supporter whom I had met shortly before at an antiwar conference.
The elderly gentleman asked “Why doesn’t anyone ever speak honestly about the six-hundred-pound gorilla in the room?
Nobody has mentioned Israel in this conference and we all know it’s American Jews with all their money and power who are supporting every war in the Middle East for Netanyahu?
Shouldn’t we start calling them out and not letting them get away with it?”
In my article I named many of the individual Jews and Jewish groups that had been leading the charge to invade Iraq and also deal with Iran along the way.
They used fake intelligence and out-and-out lies to make their case and never addressed the central issue of how those two countries actually threatened the United States or its vital interests.
And when they succeeded in committing the US to the fiasco in Iraq, as far as I can determine only one honest Jew who had participated in the process, Philip Zelikow, in a moment of candor, admitted that the Iraq War, in his opinion, was fought for Israel.
There was considerable collusion between the Israeli government and the Jews in the Pentagon, White House, National Security Council and State Department in the wake of 9/11.
Under President George W. Bush, Israeli Embassy staff uniquely had free access to the Pentagon office of Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, not being required to sign in or submit any security measures.
It was a powerful indication of the special status that Israel enjoyed with top Jews in the Bush Administration.
It should also be recalled that Doug Feith’s Office of Special Plans was the source of the false WMD information used by the Administration to justify invading Iraq, while that information was also funneled directly to Vice President Dick Cheney without any submission to possibly critical analysts by his chief of Staff “Scooter” Libby.
Wolfowitz, Feith and Libby were of course Jewish as were many on their staffs and Feith’s relationship with Israel was so close that he actually partnered in a law firm that had a branch in Jerusalem.
Feith also served on the board of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA), which is dedicated to nurturing the relationship between the US and Israel.
Currently, the top three State Department officials (Tony Blinken, Wendy Sherman and Victoria Nuland) are all Zionist Jews.
The head of the Department of Homeland Security, which is hot on the trail of domestic “terrorist” dissidents, is also Jewish as is the Attorney General and the president’s chief of staff.
They and their boss Joe Biden do not seem concerned that their client Ukraine is no democracy.
The nation’s current government came into power after the 2014 coup engineered by President Barack Obama’s State Department at an estimated cost of $5 billion.
The regime change carried out under Barack Obama was driven by State Department Russophobe Victoria Nuland with a little help from international globalist George Soros.
It removed the democratically elected President Viktor Yanukovych who was, unfortunately for him, a friend of Russia.
Ukraine is reputedly both the poorest and most corrupt country in Europe, witness the Hunter Biden saga.
The current President Volodymyr Zelensky, who is Jewish and claims to have holocaust victims in his family tree, is a former comedian who won election in 2019.
He replaced another Jewish president Petro Poroshenko, after being heavily funded and promoted by yet another fellow Jew and Ukraine’s richest oligarch Ihor Kolomoyskyi, who is also an Israeli citizen and now lives in Israel.
It all sounds like deja vu all over again, particularly as many of the perpetrators are still around, like Nuland, priming the pump to go to war yet again for no reason.
And they are joined by journalists like Bret Stephens at the New York Times, Wolf Blitzer and Jake Tapper at CNN, and also Max Boot at the Washington Post, all of whom are Jewish and can be counted on to write regular pieces both damning and demonizing Russia and its head of state Vladimir Putin, which means it is not only about the Middle East anymore.
It is also about weakening and even bringing about regime change in nuclear armed Russia while also drawing some lines in the sand for likewise nuclear armed China.
And I might add that playing power games with Russia is a hell of a lot more dangerous than kicking Iraq around.
To put it bluntly, many US government and media Jews hate Russia and even though they benefited substantially as a group by virtue of their preeminent role in the looting of the former Soviet Union under Boris Yeltsin and continue to be among the most prominent Russian oligarchs.
Many of the oligarch billionaires, like Boris Berezovsky, self-exiled when Vladimir Putin obtained power and began to crack down on their tax avoidance and other illegal activity.
Many moved to Western Europe where some bought up football teams while others went south and obtained Israeli citizenship.
Their current grievances somewhat reflect their tribe’s demand for perpetual victimhood and the deference plus forgiveness of all sins that it conveys, with the self-promoted tales of persecution going back to the days of the Tsars, full of allegations about pogroms and Cossacks arriving in the night, stories that rival many of the holocaust fabrications in terms of their lack of credibility.
Many Jews, particularly younger Jews, are finding it difficult to support apartheid Israel and the constant wars being initiated and fought for no particularly credible reason by both Democratic and Republican parties when in power, which is a good thing.
But Jewish power in Washington and across the US is difficult to ignore and it is precisely those Jewish groups and individuals who have been empowered through their wealth and connections who have been the most vocal leading warmongers when it has come to the Middle East and to Russia.
Interestingly, however, some pushback is developing.
The Jewish peace group Tikkun has recently published a devastating article by Jeffrey Sachs on the Jews who have been agitating for war.
It is entitled “Ukraine Is the Latest Neocon Disaster” and describes how “The war in Ukraine is the culmination of a 30-year project of the American neoconservative movement.
The Biden Administration is packed with the same neocons who championed the US wars of choice in Serbia (1999), Afghanistan (2001), Iraq (2003), Syria (2011), Libya (2011), and who did so much to provoke Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The neocon track record is one of unmitigated disaster, yet Biden has staffed his team with neocons.
As a result, Biden is steering Ukraine, the US, and the European Union towards yet another geopolitical debacle…”
Tikkun explains how “The neocon movement emerged in the 1970s around a group of public intellectuals, several of whom were influenced by University of Chicago political scientist Leo Strauss and Yale University classicist Donald Kagan.
Neocon leaders included Norman Podhoretz, Irving Kristol, Paul Wolfowitz, Robert Kagan (son of Donald), Frederick Kagan (son of Donald), Victoria Nuland (wife of Robert), Elliott Abrams, and Kimberley Allen Kagan (wife of Frederick).”
It might be added that Kimberley Kagan heads the Institute for the Study of War, which is often cited in media coverage and even in Congress to explain why we must fight Russia.
It has long been recognized by many that a particular antipathy directed against Russia permeates the so-called neoconservative world view.
The neocons are hugely overrepresented at the top levels of government and, as noted above, a number of them are running the State Department while also holding high level positions elsewhere in the Biden Administration as well as in the foreign policy think tanks, including Richard Haass at the influential Council on Foreign Relations.
Likewise, the intensely Russophobic US and Western media, foundations and social networking sites are disproportionately Jewish in their ownership and staffing.
And beyond that, Ukraine is to a certain extent a very Jewish-identified place.
The Jewish media in the US and elsewhere has been showering Zelensky with praise, referring to him as a genuine “Jewish hero,” a modern Maccabee resisting oppression, a David versus Goliath.
T-shirts bearing his image are being sold that read “Resisting tyrants since Pharaoh” while the largely Orthodox Jewish community in New York City has already been raising millions of dollars for Ukrainian aid.
The Jewish Telegraphic Agencyreports that a “2020 demographic survey estimated that besides a ‘core’ population of 43,000 Jews, around 200,000 Ukrainians are technically eligible for Israeli citizenship, meaning that they have identifiable Jewish ancestry.
The European Jewish Congress says that number could be as high as 400,000.”
If that is true, it is one of the largest Jewish communities in the world and it includes at least 8,000 Israelis, many of whom have returned to Israel.
As US-Russian negotiations leading up the current fighting were clearly designed to fail by the Biden Administration, one therefore has to wonder if this war against Russia is largely a product of a long enduring ethno-religious hatred coupled with a belief in the necessity for a strong American military applied as needed to dominate the world and thereby protect Israel.
The neocons are most visible, but equally toxic are the Jews who would prefer to describe themselves as neoliberals or liberal interventionists, that is liberals who promote a strong, assertive American leadership role to support the basically phony catchwords “democracy” and “freedom.”
Both neocons and neoliberals inevitably support the same policies so they have both ends of the political spectrum covered, particularly concerning the Middle East and against Russia.
They currently dominate the foreign policy thinking of both major political parties as well as exercising control over media and entertainment industry coverage of the issues that concern them, largely leaving the American public with only their viewpoint to consider.
There is plenty of other evidence that prominent Jews both inside and outside the Administration have been stirring things up against Russia with considerable success as President Biden has now declared insanely that his Administration is engaged in “a great battle for freedom.
A battle between democracy and autocracy. Between liberty and repression.”
He has confirmed that the US is in Ukraine’s war against Russia until we “win.”
How else does one explain the ridiculous trip by Attorney General Merrick Garland to Kiev in late June to help set up a war crimes investigation directed against Russia?
As Garland is supposed to be the US Attorney General, it might first be useful to investigate crimes relating to the United States.
He might start with American war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan or Israeli war crimes using Washington provided weapons in Lebanon and Syria, not to mention the human rights violations using those same weapons that occur on a daily basis directed against the Palestinians.
Some conservatives are also wondering why the Attorney General spends his time pursuing “white supremacists” and has failed to investigate the rioting, looting and killing that rocked the nation in the BLM Summer of 2020.
Nevertheless, an undeterred and fearless Garland announced while in Kiev that Eli Rosenbaum, Jewish of course, and a 36-year veteran of the Justice Department who previously served as the director of the Office of Special Investigations, which was primarily responsible for identifying, denaturalizing and deporting Nazi war criminals, will lead a War Crimes Accountability team made up of DOJ experts in investigating Russian human-rights abuses.
After the obligatory photo op sucking up to Zelensky, the diminutive but steely eyed Attorney General declared that “There is no hiding place for war criminals.
The US Justice Department will pursue every avenue of accountability for those who commit war crimes and other atrocities in Ukraine.
Working alongside our domestic and international partners, the Justice Department will be relentless in our efforts to hold accountable every person complicit in the commission of war crimes, torture and other grave violations during the unprovoked conflict in Ukraine.”
And if any further evidence required to demonstrate the Jewishness of that week in Kiev, actor Ben Stiller, also a Jew, visited Zelensky and gave him a big hug.
If Eli Rosenbaum is still seriously interested in finding Nazis he will find many more of them in Ukraine than within the Russian Army.
So, one has to ask “Whose war is it and who is making it happen?” Can you please explain Joe Biden? Or, given your perpetual blank look, should I ask Merrick Garland or Tony Blinken or maybe even Victoria Nuland?
Most Zionist diplomacy takes place in secret, through corruption and blackmail (euphemistically called “lobbying”).
Most Zionist diplomacy takes place in secret, through corruption and blackmail (euphemistically called “lobbying”).
But sometimes it is deemed appropriate that some statement be written down by some government representative in support of Zionism.
The Goyim who write these statements may think them of little consequence, but Zionists know very well how to capitalize on them.
The most famous such document is the short letter written by the British Foreign Minister Lord Arthur Balfour to Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild, president of the Zionist Federation, on November 2, 1917. Prime Minister Lloyd George later explained the deal in those terms:
“Zionist leaders gave us a definite promise that, if the Allies committed themselves to give facilities for the establishment of a national home for the Jews in Palestine, they would do their best to rally Jewish sentiment and support throughout the world to the Allied cause.
They kept their word.”
Less known than the Balfour Declaration is the letter obtained by Nahum Sokolow, head of the World Zionist Organization, from the French Foreign minister Jules Cambon.
Dated June 4, 1917, it not only anticipated the Balfour Declaration but cleared the way for it.
It states that the French government “feels sympathy for your cause, the triumph of which is linked to that of the allies.”
The cause in question is “the development of the Israeli colonization in Palestine” and “the renaissance of the Jewish nationality in that land from which the people of Israel were exiled so many centuries ago.”
Back in London, Sokolow deposited the Cambon letter at the Foreign Office, where it stimulated a spirit of competition.
In January 1918, he returned to Paris, this time with the aim of securing a public French declaration in support of the Balfour Declaration.
A magnificent example of the efficiency of Zionist transnational diplomacy for war profiteering.
If Balfour thought that, after the war, his letter, cautiously worded and typed on unmarked paper, would be of little consequence, he was wrong.
Zionists made it a cornerstone to their project.
When the British government proved reluctant to deliver after the Versailles Treaty, they invested on the ambitious, unscrupulous and bankrupt Winston Churchill (1874-1965), whose thoughts were, in his own words, “99 percent identical” with Chaim Weizmann’s.
During WWII, Churchill and Weizmann conspired to repeat the winning strategy of the Balfour declaration in WWI, attempting to monetize Jewish influence to bring the United States into the war.
In a letter to Churchill dated September 10, 1941, Weizmann wrote: “I have spent months in America, traveling up and down the country […].
There is only one big ethnic group which is willing to stand, to a man, for Great Britain, and a policy of ‘all-out-aid’ for her: the five million American Jews. […]
It has been repeatedly acknowledged by British Statesmen that it was the Jews who, in the last war, effectively helped to tip the scales in America in favor of Great Britain.
They are keen to do it—and may do it—again.”
As soon as he had become Prime Minister in May 1940, Churchill instructed his War Cabinet member Arthur Greenwood to craft a document assuring the Jewish elites that a winning Britain will give them not only Palestine but a major share in the “new world order” to compensate for “the wrongs suffered by the Jewish people.”
Although it is little known, this “Greenwood Pledge” is, according to Zionist Rabbi Stephen Wise, “of wider and farther reaching implications” than the Balfour declaration.
The New York Times published it in its October 6, 1940 edition, under the amazing title “New World Order Pledged to Jews” (reproduced here and here).
The recipient of the declaration, here presented as Dr. S.S. Wise, was a major player in Zionist deep politics since the time of Theodor Herzl, and a close collaborator of Louis Brandeis, Felix Frankfurter, and Samuel Untermeyer.
He was the founder of the New York Federation of Zionist Societies in 1897, the first seed for the Zionist Organization of America, of which he was president.
In 1917 he participated in the effort to convince President Woodrow Wilson to approve the Balfour declaration.
In 1936, he was a co-founder of the World Jewish Congress, dedicated to rallying world Jewry against Hitler.
Here is the full text of the New York Times, introducing the “Greenwood Pledge”:
New York Times, October 6, 1940
NEW WORLD ORDER PLEDGED TO JEWS;
Arthur Greenwood of British War Cabinet Sends Message of Assurance Here
RIGHTING OF WRONGS SEEN
English Rabbi Delivers to Dr. S.S. Wise New Statement on Question After War
In the first public declaration on the Jewish question since the outbreak of the war, Arthur Greenwood, a member without portfolio in the British War Cabinet, assured the Jews of the United States that when victory was achieved an effort would be made to found a new world order based on the ideals of “justice and peace.”
Mr. Greenwood, who is Deputy Leader of the British Labor party, declared that in the new world the “conscience of civilized humanity would demand that the wrongs suffered by the Jewish people in so many countries should be righted.”
He added that after the war an opportunity would be given to Jews everywhere to make a “distinctive and constructive contribution” in the rebuilding of the world.
The message was delivered last week to Dr. Stephen S. Wise, chairman of the executive committee of the World Jewish Congress, by Rabbi Maurice L. Perzweig, chairman of the British section of the congress. Rabbi Perizweig arrived from England Monday evening.
Intention to Right Wrongs
Comparing the statement with the Balfour Declaration of 1917, D. Wise declared that in a sense it had “wider and farther reaching implications,” as it dealt with the status of Jews throughout the world.
He said that Mr. Greenwood’s message could be interpreted as a statement of England’s firm intention to help right the wrongs which Jews have suffered and continue to suffer today because of Hitler’s “disorder and lawlessness.”
Mr. Greenwood, sending the Jews of America a message of “encouragement and warm good wishes,” wrote: “The tragic fate of the Jewish victims of Nazi tyranny has, as you know, filed us with deep emotion.
The speeches of responsible statesmen in Parliament and at the League of Nations during the last seven years have reflected the horror with which the people of this country have viewed the Nazi relapse into barbarism.
“The British Government sought again to secure some amelioration of the lot of persecuted Jewry both in Germany itself and in the countries which were infected by the Nazi doctrine of racial hatred.
Today the same sinister power which has trampled on its own defenseless minorities, and by fraud and force has temporarily robbed many small peoples of their independence, has challenged the last stronghold of liberty in Europe.
New World Order Forecast
“When we have achieved victory, as we assuredly shall, the nations will have the opportunity of establishing a new world order based on the ideals of justice and peace.
In such a world it is our confident hope that the conscience of civilized humanity would demand that the wrongs suffered by the Jewish people in so many countries should be righted.
“In the rebuilding of civilized society after the war, there should and will be a real opportunity for Jews everywhere to make a distinctive and constructive contribution; and all men of good-will must assuredly hope that in new Europe the Jewish people, in whatever country they may live, will have the freedom and full equality before the law with every other citizen.”
In an interview at the Hotel Astor, Rabbi Perlzweig declared he was certain Mr. Greenwood “speaks for England.”
There is a clear realization, he added, that freedom and emancipation for the Jewish people are tied up with emancipation and freedom for people everywhere.
The message, Rabbi Perlzweig remarked, was the subject of earnest consideration by the British Government.
“This is a declaration on behalf of the whole world,” he observed. “Here the British Government expresses clearly what it hopes will take place after the war is won.”
In 2015, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined world leaders in a rally in Paris after the horrific attacks on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket claimed by the Islamic State group.
Afterward, Netanyahu proclaimed, “I went to Paris not just as the prime minister of Israel but as a representative of the entire Jewish people.”
It is this conflation between Israel and Judaism, one that is baked into the foundation of Israel and perpetuated by its leaders, that leads to a problematic tautology: Israel’s leaders represent all Jewish people, and thus by definition any criticism of Israel must be criticism of all Jewish people — and hence antisemitic.
The fact that Greene, despite her own record, felt comfortable weaponizing antisemitism as an alleged defense of Israel while spewing antisemitic remarks shows how cynical the discourse about this heinous form of racism has become.
The only possible response to the hasty offer Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid made to the Palestinians to conduct “a joint pathological investigation” into the killing of renowned Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh can be rage.
Such “investigations” conducted by Israel serve not to uncover the truth but to bury it, not to establish accountability but to preserve impunity, not to indict the perpetrators but to protect them.
That the offer for a “joint investigation” into the killing of Abu Akleh came directly from Foreign Minister Lapid – and was later repeated by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett – speaks to the magnitude of Israel’s concern about the public relations crisis it is now facing.
Such offers for “investigation” and “analysis” are normally left to lower-ranking officials in Israel’s whitewash apparatus.
Indeed, Israel only engages in such high-level whitewash if it believes the killing of a Palestinian can damage the country’s image. Otherwise, it doesn’t even bother with such empty gestures.
B’Tselem tried in good faith to engage Israel’s domestic investigation mechanisms for decades.
Over the years, we have made hundreds of applications to relevant authorities for cases of Palestinians killed by Israeli security forces to be investigated, but meaningful accountability was never realized.
Six years ago, we concluded that what we were dealing with is not merely a dysfunctional investigation mechanism but an organised, systemic whitewash operation.
As a result, we made the decision to continue our work on such killings – but without ever engaging in Israel’s so-called “investigations”.
Israel’s investigation mechanism is clearly a charade.
Even if an investigation into the killing of a Palestinian at the hands of Israeli forces is opened, it almost never conclude with someone being charged.
The entire mechanism is a charade because its flaws are, in fact, its essential features – the ones that enable it to deliver impunity.
To begin with, the army is tasked with investigating itself.
Soldiers are typically interviewed without being challenged, almost no effort is made to collect external evidence, and “investigations” are drawn out for years.
On top of all this, even the sham described above is directed only at low-ranking soldiers – those who make the policies that enable soldiers to pull the trigger on Palestinians never face any scrutiny.
All this, despite in many cases fatalities being caused not because of any deviations from the policies of the Israeli military but the criminal policies themselves.
Take, for example, the cases of Israeli snipers shooting at unarmed Palestinians at the Gaza fence during the Great March of Return demonstrations.
Israel conducted “investigations” into certain specific cases of shooting by snipers. But no one investigated – and no one in Israel will – the rules of engagement themselves.
Israel’s military advocate general – the very same person in charge of Israel’s military investigations – is tasked with giving the green light for such policies. Thus, obviously, nobody is being held to account for giving snipers those flagrantly illegal orders.
demonstrates the extent to which the Biden administration continues to serve as such a cog.
Shireen Abu Akleh once said while it “might not be easy to change reality”, she could at least bring “the voice of the people to the world”.
To keep that voice alive, to honour her legacy and to demand justice, please: Say no to Israeli propaganda, view reality with clarity, and demonstrate to Israel that the time of accountability has finally – even if belatedly – arrived.
An article entitled “Who Owns the Land?” which appeared in the August 30, 2002 issue of the Sword of the Lord and in various associational papers, made this interesting statement: “Meanwhile, the Jewish National Fund began to collect money to purchase land in Palestine for Jewish settlement, eventually purchasing 92% of present-day Israel.”
This 92% figure is quite different from the generally accepted and documented figures which indicate that by the time of Israel’s independence in 1948, the Jews had purchased approximately 6% to 7% of modern-day Israel (pre-1967 boundaries).
I wrote twice to the author of “Who Owns the Land?” inviting him to straighten me out and provide documentation for his statement that Jews bought 92% of Israel. I received no reply.
Meanwhile, I checked out the official web site of the Jewish National Fund at www.unitedjerusalem.com, a Jewish, pro-Israel, pro-Zionist web site.
This web site states that the Jewish National Fund purchased 375,000 acres of the land prior to the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948.
Preparing to take over Palestine resources “The Balfour Declaration Signifies”
Based on a total of 7992 square miles in Israel (pre-1967 boundaries), this means that the Jews purchased a total of 7.33% of Palestine from its previous Arab owners, not 92%.
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND, THIS LAND IS MY LAND . . . Other authorities agree that the amount of land rightfully purchased from the Arabs by the Jews was about 6-7%.
The article “The Jewish National Fund Land Purchase Methods and Priorities, 1924-1939” by Kenneth W. Stein states that “by May 1948 Jews acquired approximately 2,000,000 of Palestine’s 26,000,000 dunams.”
This is approximately 7.69% of the land, not 92%.
Jack Bernstein in “The Life of an American Jew in Racist-Marxist Israel” says that “by 1920 Jews owned only 2% of Palestine.
By 1948 when Israel declared itself a state, these invading Jews had increased their land ownership; but IT WAS STILL LESS THAN 6%.”
The booklet “Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict” by Jews for Justice in the Middle East states that “in 1948, at the moment that Israel declared itself a state, it legally owned a little more than 6% of the land of Palestine.”
Robin Miller in “The Expulsion of the Palestinians 1947-1948, says, “Before 1948, Jews owned only 1.5 million of the 26 million dunams of land in Palestine . . .
After the eviction of the Palestinians, Israel controlled 20 million dunams, an increase from 6% to 77% of the total.
They simply stole an entire country.” It appears that many Christians are being encouraged to support Israeli land claims over those of the Palestinians, based on this unsubstantiated figure of 92% of the land having been purchased by the Jews.
However, the Jewish National Fund’s own figures indicate that they claim to have purchased only 7.33% of the land by 1948.
Imperialist Crocodile says: “don’t be afraid, I will swallow you peacefully.
Any reader of this article who can document the 92% figure claimed in the article “Who Owns the Land?” is invited to write me at the above address, and submit documentation proving that the folks at the Jewish National Fund are mistaken when they say they purchased only 7.33% of the land.
. . . BUT MOSTLY, THIS LAND IS MY LAND.
Some will say that it doesn’t matter how much of the land of Palestine was purchased by the Jews, since God has given the land to the Jews and therefore they have a right to take it from the Arab owners without paying for it.
There is no Scriptural basis for this supposition. Abraham and David, though they were Jews, paid fair market value for the land they bought from Ephron the Hittite (Genesis 23:16) and from Ornan the Jebusite (2 Samuel 24:21-24, 1 Chronicles 21: 22-25).
Paul, when asked what advantage the Jews had, replied, “Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God,” Romans 3:2. Paul does not mention expropriation of other people’s land as an advantage of being Jewish; he says that the advantage that Jews have is that they were given God’s law, which includes the commandment “Thou shalt not steal.”
There is no Scriptural basis for encouraging Jews or Israelis to disobey that commandment that God gave them.
WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN.
Others will say that we are obligated to support modern Israel no matter what, based on Old Testament verses where God states His intention to bless the ancient theocratic state of Israel.
Even preachers who say the Old Testament is not for today, and who militantly oppose those who believe in the Ten Commandments and tithing, will still go to the Old Testament to cite verses where God promises His blessing on national Israel.
They cannot quote any New Testament commands for us to support national Israel, because no such teaching exists.
Can we properly interpret Old Testament statements of God’s intention to bless ancient Israel, to mean that God is commanding that we unconditionally support modern Israel?
The answer is no, unless we are willing to follow the same logic with those verses where God promises His blessing on the Arab nations.
In Isaiah 19:25 the prophet says, “Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people.”
Based on this verse, should we not be giving all-out, unconditional financial and military support to the Egyptian government and people, just like we are doing for Israel?
Where are the brigades of “Christian Egyptianists” to travel to Egypt, to plant trees there and help run off all those pesky non-Egyptian “land squatters?”
In Genesis 21:18 God promised to make of Ishmael a great nation.
Why are we not helping to fulfill that prophecy by supporting the Palestinians and all the other Arab nations that are descended from Ishmael?
Why this selective obedience to the Word of God, that causes us to support Israel but not Egypt or Palestine?
The answer, of course, is that our foreign policy in the 21st Century AD is not necessarily determined by expressions of God’s good will toward ancient nations that no longer exist in anything resembling their ancient form.
THEY FOUGHT THE LAW, AND THE LAW WON.
Modern Israel bears no resemblance to the ancient theocratic state of Israel, which was based on obedience to the Old Testament Law and expectation of the Messiah.
Modern Israel not only rejects the Messiah but also rejects Old Testament Law.
For instance, Israel rejects the command to not oppress non-Jews living in its territory, Exodus 12:49, 22:21, 23:9, Leviticus 19:33-34, 25:35, Deuteronomy 10:18-19, 23:7, 24:17, 27:19, and the law against cutting down fruit-bearing trees, Deuteronomy 20:19-20.
It is illogical to appeal to Old Testament Law in support of modern Israel and then turn around and say, “They don’t have to obey Old Testament Law.”
Modern Israel is known for its sex industry and brothels, for its gay pride parades in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, and its government-funded abortions.
According to the Jewish Virtual Library, there were 18,785 legal and 16,000 illegal abortions in Israel in 1999.
Israeli critics of abortion have estimated that 1,000,000 Jewish infants were aborted from 1948 to 1992 and have likened this to the Holocaust.
Christian Zionists who send money to Israel, and lobby for American governmental subsidies to Israel, are helping to pay for this mass slaughter of pre-born Jewish children.
As Christians, we ought not to harshly judge or condemn Israel for faults which are found equally in all the Gentile nations of the world.
Nor should we go to the opposite extreme of glorifying the Israeli government and people as being worthy of our uncritical and unconditional support.
Nothing has changed since 1957 when Noel Smith, a leader in the Baptist Bible Fellowship movement, wrote these words in the Baptist Bible Tribune: “Zionism rejects the God of Israel, the God of the Prophets, the God of the Land. Zionism does not base its claim to Palestine on the covenant God made with Abraham.
Zionism refuses to admit that the dispersion of the Jews was an act of God because of the sin of the Jews in rejecting their own Messiah.
Zionism has no consciousness of sin and therefore feels no need of a personal Messiah to atone for sin. Zionism is atheistic, secular, political.
“Zionism, rejecting the God who gave Israel the Land, rejecting the grace which was responsible for the gift, has no valid claims to Palestine – none more than the Arabs.”
It is one of the mysteries of life that some modern evangelical Christians devote so much time, money and effort in support of this anti-God movement called Zionism.
THE LORD GAVE, AND THE LORD HATH TAKEN AWAY.
God gave Palestine to the Jews in Old Testament times, but this did not abrogate the rights of non-Jews to own land in Israel, as we have seen from the examples of Ephron and Ornan. (See also Numbers 9:14 – one ordinance for both the stranger and the native-born Hebrew).
The divine title deed to Palestine no longer belongs to the Jews: it was conditional on their obedience to God (see Genesis 17:9-14, Exodus 19:5-6, Deuteronomy 7:12, Joshua 23:15-16, 1 Kings 9:6-9, 2 Chronicles 7:19-22, Ezekiel 33:24-27).
God finally used the Romans to expel the Jews from the land in 70 AD as a punishment for their crowning example of disobedience of the Law: the rejection and crucifixion of their Messiah (Matthew 21:33-43, 23:38).
Of course, any Jew in Israel today who has paid for his land has a right to that land.
As Christians, we should uphold that sacred property right for all Jews, and we should do the same for all Palestinians who have lawful title to their land.
We are not Communists – we do not believe in the confiscation, without payment, of anyone’s land.
Nor are we racists – we do not advocate that anyone be kicked off his land just because he is of the “wrong” ethnic group.
WHEN I CAN READ MY TITLE CLEAR.
Do you really want to know who owns any particular parcel of land in Israel?
Then do the same thing you would do in America – find out who has the title deed and who has paid for the land.
Forget all the silly debates about whose ancestors were there first, or which ethnic group is more in favor with the Almighty.
Isaiah prophesied of a time when Jews and Arabs would be regarded as equals in the sight of God.
“In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land: Whom the LORD shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance.” Isaiah 19:25-26.
We are living in that day now. The New Testament tells us that there is no difference between the Jew and Gentile (Acts 15:9, Romans 10:12, Galatians 3:28).
The Jews no longer have any advantage by being literal children of Abraham (John 8:39).
The true Israel and the true children of Abraham are those who are born again Christians, Romans 2:28-29, Galatians 3:7.
The true Israel that we are to support is the Family of God or Israel of God (Galatians 6:15-16) composed of born-again Gentiles, Jews, Whites, Blacks, Asians, Hispanics, Palestinians, Patagonians and Hottentots – not some nation of Christ-rejecting people in the Middle East.
The Bible teaches us that all men, Jews and Gentiles, are of one blood (Acts 17:26) and are equal before God.
That includes Jews and Palestinians. We need to seek justice for all Jewish and Arab property holders in the Middle East, and avoid giving the false impression that God has given any one ethnic group a license to rip off any other group.
The new Wikileaks US Embassy in Israel cable (released August 26th) gives you a peek into the gang who can’t shoot straight.
Or maybe someone has poor aim on purpose.
We are spending a fortune on Homeland Security and have given up all kinds of freedoms to ‘be safe’.
If you or I donate to the wrong charity that has a tangential tie to a listed terrorist group that we did not know about, we can find our selves in a felony prosecution with no premeditation.
Europeans have tens of thousands doing hard time for WWII historical dispute ‘thought crimes’.
Yet when it comes to known mobster family law enforcement the cops throws their hands up and claim ‘doo doo happens’
That Israel can’t shut down the known crime families in a country deemed the most secure on the planet can only mean that key organized crime people are moonlighting for powerful entities who want the doors left open.
The Israeli tourism minister murdered some years ago was thought to be implicated in their White Slavery trade
It is not a big secret in the trade that big international crime organizations are usually tripping all over themselves to do anything they can for certain Intel agencies for the wonderful get out of jail free card it can bring.
Small fry don’t get these of course. They are for the big boys only.
The Afghanistan drug money has our political system awash with the purchasing of protection money, and the high end crime bosses having the pick of the litter for retiring counter intelligence people looking to make more money than they ever dreamed.
And they can do some Intel work for the folks back home on the side.
The captured Gaddafi Intel documents reveal that Welch even suggested laundering what certainly seemed to be a request for negative Intel on the rebels by running it through Israeli Intel so it would sell better on the home front.
If you are wondering I think Welch and Bechtel were offering this assistance for some financial gain, the answer is yes.
And I don’t think Welch ever cried himself to sleep one night over it, nor is he now.
There are a lot of hard working cops ( as you will read below) chasing these crime family guys around but they never seem able to deliver the knockout blow.
The loophole noted up at the beginning is still open over two years after it was written.
There is a criminal statute, I think they call it ‘theft by conversion’…where someone takes money for a service and then does not provide it, like a home remodeling ‘advance for the materials’ scam.
Folks, besides all the back slapping these security people wear themselves out giving each other, major threats continue because the perps have a lot of political juice.
That is where all the mega criminal activity is now because the ‘safety’ record of virtually no one going to jail is carved in stone.
The scandal of the decades long massive Israeli espionage operations here is a glaring example.
I have never heard of a watch list to impede their access here.
And yet, the stories of innocent Americans caught up on no fly lists are legendary, as are their tales of trying to be removed…easy to get on but hard to get off.
I included the full cable. I wanted you to see that these embassy people are trying hard…and passing on the full story. But nothing has been done.
There are many, many security things where nothing has been done, and I pose to you that the same thread would be found in many of them.
They have political protection…all that they need.
For those of you thinking Mr. Jim is going overboard on this, save it for the next one.Israeli Shin Betcan and has tortured Palestinian kids as young as 12 years old, with Supreme Court approval, just to get them to spill the beans on who Uncle Ahmed has been visiting late in the evenings.
They could clean these gangs out in a year…if they wanted to.
Someone didn’t want to. But fortunately they are making some progress.
And just like with Gaddafi, when the Bush crowd came in, and Blair, they offered him protection…with a dress on it.
Do you think they did that for the goodness of their hearts, or did he give them some things that they really wanted?
And who paid for this largess? Forty thousand detained Libyans are still missing.
So who aided and abetted terrorism on a grand scale?
More on the long CIA history with Gaddafi will be coming out.
We have already reported here that he was a protege of Richard Helms last week.
How many of you knew part of Gaddafi’s holdings that we are supposed to be keeping in cold storage here is a 30% stake in daddy Bush’s Cargill Corp?
Was that same corp that supplied chemical weapons to Saddam to test out on the Kurds?
U. S. forces found some of the remnants buried in the Iraqi desert with the labels still on them. So again, who were the aiders and abettors of that terrorism?
1. (SBU) Organized crime (OC) has longstanding roots in Israel, but in recent years there has been a sharp increase in the reach and impact of OC networks.
In seeking a competitive advantage in such lucrative trades as narcotics and prostitution, Israeli crime groups have demonstrated their ability and willingness to engage in violent attacks on each other with little regard for innocent bystanders.
The Israeli National Police (INP) and the courts have engaged in a vigorous campaign against organized crime leaders, including the creation of a new specialized anti-OC unit, but they remain unable to cope with the full scope of the problem.
Organized crime in Israel now has global reach, with direct impact inside the United States.
Post is currently utilizing all available tools to deny Israeli OC figures access to the United States in order to prevent them from furthering their criminal activities on U.S. soil. End Summary.
Crime War Hits the Streets of Israel
2. (SBU) In November 2008, Israeli crime boss Yaakov Alperon was assassinated in broad daylight in a gruesome attack on the streets of Tel Aviv, only about a mile away from the Embassy.
According to several media accounts, a motor scooter pulled up alongside Alperon’s car and the rider attached a sophisticated explosive device with a remote detonator to the car door.
The bomb killed Alperon and his driver, and injured two innocent pedestrians.
The hit was the latest in a series of violent attacks and reprisals, and indicated a widening crime war in Israel.
3. In July 2008, a 31-year-old Israeli woman was killed by a stray bullet on the beach in Bat Yam in front of her husband and two children during a failed assassination attempt on noted crime figure Rami Amira.
In a feud between the Abutbul and Shirazi clans, crime boss Shalom “Charlie” Abutbul was shot by two gunmen in September 2008, an attack that also wounded three bystanders.
In December 2008, Charlie Abutbul’s son-in-law, Nati Ohayon, was gunned down in his car in Netanya.
Before the fatal bombing of his car, Alperon himself had survived at least three previous attempts on his life before his assassination, and was engaged in an ongoing feud with the rival Abergil clan (although there are numerous suspects in Alperon’s murder).
The day after Alperon’s death, two members of the Abergil syndicate were sentenced for conspiring to kill Alperon’s brother, Nissim, in May 2008.
4. (SBU) In response to rising concerns for public safety, former Prime Minister Olmert convened an emergency meeting of top law enforcement officials, cabinet members, and prosecutors in December ¶2008.
He promised to add 1,000 officers to the INP and to allocate approximately NIS 340 million (USD 81 million) to improve the INP’s technical capabilities.
In general, the rise in OC-related violence has led some public figures to call for emergency state powers to attack criminal organizations, and OC became a minor but important issue in the February 2009 Knesset elections.
Former Labor Party MK Ephraim Sneh publicly decried criminal extortion in his campaign ads, only to have his car torched in apparent retaliation outside his home in Herzliya.
5. (SBU) Organized criminal activity is not a new phenomenon in Israel, and major crime families are well known to the Israeli public (the Alperons even featured in a recent reality television program).
Five or six crime families have traditionally dominated OC in Israel, although the names and makeup of these syndicates have fluctuated in recent years.
The Abergil, Abutbul, Alperon, and Rosenstein organizations are among the most well known, but recent arrests and assassinations have created a power vacuum at the top.
New names such as Mulner, Shirazi, Cohen and Domrani have moved quickly to fill the gap.
Other up-and-coming groups include the Harari, Ohana, and Kdoshim families.
There are also a number of rival families active in the underworld of Israel’s Arab sector.
6. (SBU) Traditional OC activities in Israel include illegal neighborhood casinos, prostitution rings, extortion, and loan sharking, with each family controlling a different geographic region.
The Alperon family, for instance, dominates the Sharon region, while the Abutbul operation is based in the coastal city of Netanya.
The focus is largely on easy money guaranteed by the limited use of violence.
Criminal involvement in the recycling business, for example, has been well covered in the press.
OC families collect bottles illegally from municipal recycling bins and restaurants, return them at the collection centers claiming twice the actual numbers, and pocket the change for millions in profits.
Not Your Grandfather’s Mob
7. (SBU) Despite their notoriety, OC figures have generally been viewed as a nuisance to be handled by local police.
Law enforcement resources were directed to more existential security threats from terrorists and enemy states.
In recent years, however, the rules of the game have changed.
According to Yaakov Lappin of the Jerusalem Post, the old school of Israel OC is giving way to a new, more violent, breed of crime.
Lappin told conoffs that the new style of crime features knowledge of hi-tech explosives acquired from service in the Israeli Defense Forces, and a willingness to use indiscriminate violence, at least against rival gang leaders.
New OC business also includes technology-related crimes, such as stock market and credit card fraud, and operates on a global scale.
8. (SBU) As the reach of Israeli OC has grown, so have the stakes.
Crime families are working further from home and exporting violence abroad.
Older gambling schemes have grown to include sprawling casino franchises in Eastern Europe.
The Abutbul family began its gambling business in Romania over a decade ago, and now owns the Europe-wide Casino Royale network.
In 2002, Israeli OC turf wars spilled into Europe when Yaakov Abergil and Felix Abutbul were killed two months apart.
Abutbul was gunned down in front of his casino in Prague in a show of force by the Abergils as they attempted to capture a portion of the European gambling market.
9. (SBU) Israeli OC now plays a significant role in the global drug trade, providing both a local consumer market and an important transit point to Europe and the United States.
In 2004, Zeev Rosenstein was arrested in Israel for possession of 700,000 ecstasy tablets in his New York apartment, destined for distribution in the U.S. market.
He was ultimately extradited to the United States in 2006, where he is currently serving a 12-year prison sentence.
Two other crime figures, Meir Abergil and Israel Ozifa, are also facing U.S. extradition charges on charges that include smuggling 100,000 ecstasy tablets into the United States.
10. (SBU) The prostitution business has also grown beyond the neighborhood brothel.
In March 2009, the INP arrested twelve suspects in what is believed to be the largest Israeli-led human trafficking network unearthed to date.
Ring leader Rami Saban and his associates were charged with smuggling thousands of women from the former Soviet Union and forcing them to work as prostitutes in Israel, Cyprus, Belgium, and Great Britain. Some women were flown to Egypt and smuggled across the Sinai border by Bedouins.
Law Enforcement Steps up the Pressure
11. (SBU) After years of perceived inaction, in 2008 the INP created a new unit called Lahav 433.
The elite unit operates under the direct command of the police commissioner, and is charged specifically with infiltrating and eliminating Israel’s major crime syndicates.
Lahav 433 also cooperates closely with district investigative units to combat smaller criminal organizations, many of which are aligned with the larger crime families.
12. (SBU) Following Alperon’s assassination, the INP initiated a series of raids that led to the arrests of a number of leading crime figures.
Among their targets were Aviv and Adam Abutbul, sons of crime-family head Charlie Abutbul, both charged with possession of illegal weapons.
(A third brother, Francois, is already facing murder charges for a nightclub killing in 2004.)
Police also arrested gangland figure Amir Mulner for weapons possession and conspiracy to commit a crime.
Mulner is known to be an explosives expert by army training, and is a suspect in Yaakov Alperon’s murder.
He is also believed to be managing affairs for Rosenstein while the latter serves his sentence in the United States.
13. (SBU) Yaakov Alperon’s brother Nissim was arrested with 18 others in December 2008, in what was reported to be a “mafia meeting” in a Tel Aviv-area caf.
According to the Jerusalem Post, the group may have been planning a revenge attack for his brother’s recent assassination.
Alperon’s son Dror, recently dismissed from his army service for disorderly behavior, also faces several counts of assault and was convicted on extortion charges.
Also in December, police in Netanya launched several raids on illegal gambling houses and the homes of suspected money launderers with ties to the crime families.
In Ashdod, brothers Roni and David Harari were arrested on charges of extortion.
Regional police stuck a blow against the Jerusalem Gang, and convicted its leader Itzik Bar Muha.
Skepticism Hovers Over GOI Efforts
14. (SBU) Journalist Yuval Goren of Ha’aretz told conoffs that “thousands of foot soldiers” remain active on the streets despite these aggressive anti-OC operations.
He noted that approximately 2,000 people attended Alperon’s very public funeral.
Goren expressed skepticism that recent arrests will bear fruit in the long term without a sustained commitment to enforcement.
He noted that many of the crime leaders remain active while in prison and their operations are not hampered significantly even when they are convicted and jailed.
15. (SBU) In December 2008, former Prime Minister Olmert himself admitted that efforts to combat OC have long been diluted among different agencies, and that INP technology lags far behind that allocated to security services for counterterrorism.
Given the recent change in government and the current economic crisis, there is public skepticism as to whether GOI promises to remedy the situation will be fulfilled.
In 2003, following a failed assassination attempt on Rosenstein, then Prime Minister Ariel Sharon made similar promises to commit manpower and resources to combating the problem.
16. (SBU) It is not entirely clear to what extent OC elements have penetrated the Israeli establishment and corrupted public officials.
The INP insists that such instances are rare, despite the occasional revelation of crooked police officers in the press.
Nevertheless, there have been several dramatic revelations in recent years that indicate a growing problem.
In 2004, former government minister Gonen Segev was arrested for trying to smuggle thousands of ecstasy pills into Israel, a case that produced considerable circumstantial evidence of his involvement in OC.
The election of Inbal Gavrieli to the Knesset in 2003 as a member of Likud raised concerns about OC influence in the party’s Central Committee.
Gavrieli is the daughter of a suspected crime boss, and she attempted to use her parliamentary immunity to block investigations into her father’s business.
(Gavrieli is no longer a member of the Knesset.)
Just last month, Israeli politicos and OC figures came together for the funeral of Likud party activist Shlomi Oz, who served time in prison in the 1990s for extortion on behalf of the Alperon family.
Among those in attendance was Omri Sharon, son of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who was himself convicted in 2006 on illegal fundraising charges unrelated to OC.
Courts Testing New Powers
17. (SBU) In 2003, the GOI passed anti-OC legislation that carries a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment for heading a criminal organization and three years for working in such an organization.
The law defines such a body as a group of people working in an “organized, methodical and ongoing pattern to commit offenses that are defined by the laws of Israel as crimes.”
The law also allows for property forfeiture, both in the wake of conviction and in cases where it is proven to belong to a criminal organization.
18. (SBU) Until recently, said Lappin, judges and lawyers have been slow to make use of this authority, and are hampered by a lack of resources, insufficient understanding of the tools at their disposal, and reticence to mete out tough sentences.
A witness protection program for those who testify against OC is just now getting off the ground, and is not backed by any specific legislation.
Nevertheless, on March 16th, a Tel Aviv district court took the important step of sentencing 14 convicted criminals belonging to two mob organizations in Ramle and Jaffa to up to 27 years in prison.
19. (SBU) Increased efforts by Israeli authorities to combat OC have engendered retaliatory threats of violence.
Recent press reports indicate that as many as 10 Israeli judges are currently receiving 24-hour protection by the police against the threat of violence from members of crime organizations.
Israeli OC appears to be intent on intimidating judges personally, as a way of influencing the legal process.
Judges in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Haifa have been assigned police protection, underscoring the depth of the problem.
Israeli Crime Reaches American Shores
20. (SBU) Israel’s multi-ethnic population provides a deep well of opportunity for Israeli OC to expand into new territory.
Most Israeli crime families trace their roots to North Africa or Eastern Europe, and many of their Israeli operatives hold foreign passports allowing them to move freely in European countries, most of which participate in the visa waiver program with the United States.
Approximately one million Russians moved to Israel following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and Russian citizens no longer require visas to enter Israel.
Many Russian oligarchs of Jewish origin and Jewish members of OC groups have received Israeli citizenship, or at least maintain residences in the country.
Little is known about the full extent of Russian criminal activity in Israel, but sources in the police estimate that Russian OC has laundered as much as USD 10 billion through Israeli holdings.
While most Israeli OC families are native-born and the stereotype that Russian immigrants tend to be mobsters is greatly overblown, indigenous OC groups routinely employ “muscle” from the former Soviet Union.
21. (SBU) The profit motive serves as a great unifier among Israel’s diverse demographic groups.
According to Goren, some Amsterdam-based Hasidic groups allegedly are implicated in international drug smuggling through links to Israeli OC.
Arab and Jewish Israeli criminals routinely cooperate and form alliances to expand control of lucrative drug, car theft and extortion rackets.
Even hostile and closed borders pose few obstacles to OC groups.
According to the INP, 43% of intercepted heroin in 2008 was smuggled from Lebanon, 37% from Jordan, and 12% from Egypt.
Israeli OC Operating Freely in United States
22. (SBU) Given the volume of travel and trade between the United States and Israel, it is not surprising that Israeli OC has also gained a foothold in America.
Over the last decade, media reports have detailed a number of high-profile cases involving Israeli OC, ranging from large-scale drug deals to murder.
The ongoing Central District of California grand jury investigation against the Abergil family, where a RICO conspiracy case was initiated in December 2007, best demonstrates the full extent of such criminal activity.
Investigators have linked Yitzhak Abergil and his entire network to crimes of “embezzlement, extortion, kidnapping, and money laundering.”
Yitzhak Abergil is currently under arrest in Israel and facing extradition for related charges linking him to the murder of Israeli drug dealer Samy Attias on U.S. soil.
23. (SBU) As part of an ongoing effort to track Israeli OC through media reports and police sources, Post so far has identified 16 families and 78 related individuals who are at the center of Israeli organized criminal activity.
The consular section has revoked several visas for those who have been convicted of crimes in Israel, but many OC figures have no prior criminal convictions and carry no visa ineligibilities.
As a result, many hold valid nonimmigrant visas to the United States and have traveled freely or attempted to travel for a variety of purposes.
24. (SBU) In March 2009, Post received information from law enforcement authorities that convicted criminal and member of the Abergil organization, Mordechai Yair Hasin, along with his pregnant wife and child, was intending to flee Israel for Los Angeles on valid tourist visas.
Hasin’s visa was revoked based on his conviction, as were his family’s visas after they were determined to be intending immigrants.
25. (SBU) As in the Hasin case, Post is using every available tool to limit OC travel to the United States, but such efforts are not always successful.
In June 2008, Post issued Adam Abitbul a valid tourist visa. Abitbul had no prior criminal convictions, and carried no visa ineligibilities.
Several months later, Post received information from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) that he had traveled to the United States to carry out a hit.
Abitbul returned to Israel prematurely for his father’s funeral, at which time Post revoked his visa.
(Post can only revoke the visas of Israeli citizens while in country.)
In a similar case, in October 2008 Post issued Moshe Bar Muha a tourist visa; he claimed to be traveling for medical treatment.
Post subsequently received information from the LAPD that Bar Muha is in fact the brother of Itzik Bar Muha of the Jerusalem Gang (see above) and a convicted criminal.
26. (SBU) As recently as March 2009, Zvika Ben Shabat, Yaacov Avitan, and Tzuri Rokah requested visas to attend a “security-related convention” in Las Vegas.
According to local media reports, all three had involvement with OC. Post asked the applicants to provide police reports for any criminal records in Israel, but without such evidence there is no immediate ineligibility for links to OC.
Luckily, all three have so far failed to return for continued adjudication of their applications.
Nevertheless, it is fair to assume that many known OC figures hold valid tourist visas to the United States and travel freely.
Comment: Israeli OC Slipping Through the Consular Cracks
27. (SBU) Given the growing reach and lethal methods of Israeli OC, blocking the travel of known OC figures to the United States is a matter of great concern to Post.
Through collaboration with Israeli and U.S. law enforcement authorities, Post has developed an extensive database and placed lookouts for OC figures and their foot soldiers.
Nevertheless, the above visa cases demonstrate the challenges that have arisen since the termination of the Visas Shark in September 2008.
Unlike OC groups from the former Soviet Union, Italy, China, and Central America, application of INA 212(a)(3)(A)(ii) against Israeli OC is not specifically authorized per Foreign Affairs Manual 40.31 N5.3.
As such, Israelis who are known to work for or belong to OC families are not automatically ineligible for travel to the United States.
Who would believe that nobody likes an occupation? Does it look like “Israel” even fits into the natural equation of the region?
JERUSALEM – As 2021 came to a close, Israel had raised the so-called “Iran Threat” issue to a whole new level.
Upon his promotion in December to Commander of the Israeli Air Force, General Tomer Bar was asked by the Israeli daily Yediot Aharonot (Ynet), “Are you able to attack Iran tomorrow?”
His answer was “Yes!” He was then asked, “Will you be able to destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities?”
His reply: “There is no scenario where we act over there, and I don’t return and say ‘mission accomplished.’”
In the summer of 2020, The Times of Israelreported that Israel had what it called a “Strategy and Third-Circle Directorate,” which focuses principally on “Israel’s fight against Iran.”
The wording, “Israel’s fight against Iran,” is particularly apt: though more often than not it is described as “Iran’s fight against Israel,” it is, in fact, Israel that is a threat to Iran and not the other way around.
Returning to the interview with the Israeli Air-Force commander, it is as though Israel cannot wait for the opportunity to attack, and indeed, the Ynet reporter who interviewed General Bar was eager.
“Bar,” the story continues, “who will be tasked with carrying out a strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities should one be ordered, understands that he may be required to carry out one of the most complex operations in the country’s history.”
Interesting choice of words, considering this possible mission is described as a complex, even daring mission rather than pure madness.
General Tomer Bar, commander of the Israeli Air-Force on the front page of the Israeli daily Yediot Aharonot
Not leaving out any details, the interview with Bar continued, “I must assume that it might happen during my tenure, and I understand the magnitude of such an order…
Preparations have been underway for a while, including procurement of the F-35 jets and missile defense systems.”
If such an order is given, “there is no way that I will fly 1,000 kilometers and come home without succeeding in my mission.”
According to the Jerusalem Post, however, this might not be as simple as General Bar thinks.
The U.S. has so far rejected an Israeli request to fast-track the delivery of two tanker aircraft, which are needed to allow the Israeli fighter jets to refuel on their way to Iran.
If plans for a possible military option against Iran’s nuclear plan move forward, Israel will need these tankers.
When asked about the U.S. refusal to expedite the sale of refueling aircraft despite Israel’s request, Bar said the matter has not been finalized and that he “remains hopeful the necessary aircraft would be supplied early.” One would think they were planning a party.
Iran under threat
Iran has been facing continuous threats of attack from Israel and the United States for far too long.
With a population of close to 85 million and a record of not having invaded or initiated a war against another country, one is puzzled at the persistent anti-Iranian rhetoric in the United States and Israel.
Furthermore, even if we consider Iran’s unrelenting support for the Palestinian struggle for freedom and justice and the Iranian refusal to recognize the legitimacy of the Zionist occupation of Palestine, the Israeli threats seem unjustified.
Iran’s positions, while obviously unwelcome to the Israeli government, have remained essentially unchanged and stable for decades and there is no threatening drumbeat coming from Tehran.
Since Iran has had to live under these ongoing threats of attack and has been the victim of crippling U.S. sanctions, it is no surprise that it has invested in building what seem to be impressive military capabilities. According to a report by the Defense Intelligence Agency, or DIA:
Iran has adapted its military capabilities and doctrine to account for developments by the United States and its allies. Although still technologically inferior to most of its competitors, the Iranian military has progressed substantially over the past few decades.
Iraniran troops march during a military parade marking the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war. Photo | AP
Furthermore, the report states:
Iran continues to rely on its unconventional warfare elements and asymmetric capabilities – intended to exploit the perceived weaknesses of a superior adversary – to provide deterrence and project power.
This combination of lethal conventional capabilities and proxy forces poses a persistent threat.
The problem with this analysis is the idea that Iran is the one that poses a threat.
On the contrary, Iran is the one under threat.
Furthermore, at least one of the “proxy forces” the report refers to is Hezbollah, an organization created to respond to the brutal Israeli assaults against Lebanon and the consequent 20-year occupation of southern Lebanon.
Finally, the report points out that Iran has a “substantial arsenal of ballistic missiles” and that this arsenal is “designed to overwhelm U.S. forces and our partners in the region.”
This is the most effective deterrent Iran has against an impending Israeli attack.
Iran versus Israel
Iran has over 80 million people with an official defense budget in 2019 of approximately $20.7 billion, or roughly 3.8% of GDP.
Israel has a combined population of around 12 million, though fewer than half are actual citizens with rights, and has a defense budget of just under $19 billion.
The debate over a possible war between Israel and Iran is a favorite among pundits.
As a result, one can find a great deal of information comparing the sizes and capabilities of the two militaries.
A piece in Business Insider from August 2021 titled, “A shadowy fight between Israel and Iran is at risk of becoming a bigger war.
Here’s how their militaries stack up,” is one of many such articles.
It concludes that an allout war between the two countries is unlikely but we are likely to see more of the “shadowy” assaults like the attack on a vessel in the Arabian Sea, which was owned by Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer.
In 2018 Newsweek published a piece called, “How Does Israel’s Military Compare to Iran?”
The article claims that, while “Israeli military might is underscored by its top notch military-industrial complex, Iran’s military is aging and sub-par.”
Still, Newsweek admits, “[b]oth nations have considerable military clout, and any prolonged confrontation between them would be bloody.”
One would do well to remember that, with all the admiration for Israeli military capabilities and technological superiority, Israel has never fought a war against a disciplined, well-trained, well-equipped, highly motivated military force.
Despite the IDF’s superior military might, most of Israel’s battlefield experience comes from facing off with unarmed protesters. Photo | AP
Israel did attack its neighboring countries and destroy their militaries several times, but then it retreated to the safety of its borders.
Iran is not such a proximate neighbor and, should Israel need to deploy forces, something it never had to do in the past; it would be a logistical nightmare.
Even assuming Israel would rely only on its air force, Iran is a large country, and it is a long flight to Iran and back.
Logistically, this would demand an enormous effort by Israel while the Iranians would have to do nothing but wait and then use their air defenses and long-range missiles.
Furthermore, should a war take place on Iranian soil, there is no military force large, effective or motivated enough to defeat Iran.
Israel’s last face-to-face encounter with a well-disciplined and motivated fighting force was in 2006 in Lebanon.
Israeli ground forces encountered Hezbollah fighters, and things did not go well for the Israelis, who were forced to retreat in humiliation.
Israeli officers who participated in that assault against Lebanon said there were serious logistical and intelligence flaws, and this was just a few short kilometers from their home base.
Imagine what would happen if they were thousands of miles from home.
As the new year begins, we should be thankful that the United States, having suffered two colossal military defeats in the last two decades — one in Iraq and one in Afghanistan — has no stomach or resources to attack a formidable country like Iran.
Apart from that, it would be fair to say that two things prevent an all-out war between Israel and Iran.
The first is that Israel knows that attacking Iran will end in a total Israeli defeat. The second is Iran’s exercise of discipline in the face of ongoing threats by both the U.S. and Israel.
The global black market for terrorism: Who requests these tenders? The EU establishes a terrorist organization, but the US and Israel are its true masters. UAE’s MBZ and Saudi Arabia’s MBS, the two crown princes who are ‘brokers of terror’; it’s game over, your turn will come.
There is an extremely large black market for terror across the world. Along with the drug sector, the terror market is one of the most effective weapons in wealth and power struggles. It has the characteristics of a nuclear bomb.
The biggest tenders– from geopolitical showdowns to ethnic conflicts, from religious priorities to billions of dollars in dirty money, from trade wars to resources– are distributed across this market.
EU countries establishing terrorist organizations
A significant portion of EU countries, which always talk the talk on democracy and human rights, carry out their global business with terrorist organizations.
They establish terrorist organizations, finance them, train them, deploy them to countries, and specify clear-cut targets.
Europe, France and the U.K. take the lead in this regard. Countries such as Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands work as terror bosses in the field of intelligence, while the others, as well as northern countries, breed them under the cover of “soft power.”
US, Israel: Global masters of terrorism
U.S. and Israel are the big bosses of global terrorism.
These countries, which have turned “fighting terrorism” into a global political doctrine, actually invented that term to veil their terrorist organizations.
They used to establish ethnic and ideological organizations back in the Cold War era.
Whereas this time, they established ethnic and “Islamist” terrorist organizations, particularly aimed at our region.
The U.S. and Israel, together with the U.K., and with the support of some EU countries, have been striking our countries, our region, our people through terrorism, under the very pretext of “terrorism.”
They destroyed countries under the pretext of “terrorism”
All terrorist organizations are unleashed on the ground for the U.S. and its partners’ plans to invade, start civil wars and plunder resources.
The atmosphere was prepared for this.
Afghanistan was invaded based on the grounds that al-Qaida and the Taliban had a presence in the country.
Syria was invaded based on the grounds that Daesh was there.
Libya and Iraq were invaded and destroyed based on the grounds that there were dictators there, or other excuses.
The covert reason was different; terms such as terrorism, dictator, freedom and democracy were constantly thrown in our faces.
Yet, every one of these organizations was affiliated with intelligence agencies.
For the first time a country declared a terrorist organization as a partner. The world witnessed this
PKK terrorist with USA patch
The U.S. administration was able to openly declare a terrorist organization, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), as its “partner.”
And against a NATO ally too. The ethnic terrorism that has been used against our country for the last four decades was actually these countries’ covert war against Turkey.
The buildup in north Syria is the most open and most reckless support ever given to a terrorist organization in world history.
The deal struck in Ankara, which ensures the PKK and U.S.’s withdrawal from the area, certified that the U.S. really is a terror boss.
They made a deal with our country for a terrorist organization. Through this deal, we declared to the world their role as a “terror boss.” There is no other greater shame than this for the U.S.
Daesh, the PKK and its Syrian affiliate, the People’s Protection Units (YPG), are the property of U.S./Israeli military and intelligence organizations.
Those two deals: Who retreated? Who lost? The picture is clear.
Let’s consider the results of the deals made with the U.S. and Russia: The PKK is going to withdraw completely from all the areas we determine in Syria.
Who else is withdrawing with the PKK? U.S. troops, French troops, Israeli military presence.
Who is losing? European countries, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain.
All of those that lost and are withdrawing are countries that support terrorism, act as their terror bosses and finance terrorism.
As the US sent them thousands of trucks loaded with weapons, the UAE and Saudi Arabia sent truckloads of money
They discovered new terror supporters against Turkey in the recent period.
Through the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain, with their organizations and funds, they started attacking Turkey through terrorism.
While the U.S. was sending the PKK/YPG thousands of trucks loaded with weapons, they were transferring hundreds of millions of dollars to this organization.
The UAE and Saudi Arabia have very bad records in this respect, and Turkey will never forget it.
The UAE has been an open enemy: Terrorism, a coup, assassination attempts on Erdoğan
An open enemy: The UAE in particular is fighting Turkey in every field across the entire region, from Syria to Libya, from the Mediterranean.
It is building a partnership with Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) members and striking Turkey.
All known and unknown anti-Turkey organizations are being abundantly supplied with weapons and funds.
For us, the UAE’s open enmity, enormity has become a primary threat that must be prevented.
It was involved in the July 15 invasion and coup attempt in 2016; they were the ones that provided the funding, they held joint meetings and demonstration plans with FETÖ in Dubai.
The UAE was involved in all plans and attempts to oust, assassinate and kill President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
It attempted assassinations even in Turkey with hired hitman Mohammed Dahlan.
Turkey’s two enemies: Mohammed bin Zayed and Mohammed bin Salman. They should be charged with supporting terror
Nowadays, the UAE is recruiting Israeli intelligence members through the companies it established in Southern Cyprus, and from here, it carries out its intelligence and terror operations against Turkey.
In all its anti-Turkey operations and attacks in the region, it receives instructions from Israel and uses Saudi Arabia’s power.
Mohammed bin Zayed (MBZ) should be openly held accountable of and charged for being a global terror financier, for assassination and dirty, covert operations.
The slaughter of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is not the only murder committed by Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), whom he has wrapped around his finger.
They are both responsible for the war crimes in Yemen.
Mohammed bin Zayed and Mohammed bin Salman are the leading enemies of Turkey in our region.
The puppet master of these two figures, who have directed all their evil towards Turkey, is the Israeli intelligence.
Whose game was spoiled after the deals made in Ankara, Sochi?
These two names are also among those whose games were spoiled after the deal made with the U.S. in Ankara and with Russia’s Putin in Sochi.
The latest victory Turkey won against terrorism and the forces supporting them struck a blow to these two as well.
But it should not stop here; the fight against them should continue using the most effective methods.
Turkey struck the heaviest blow on the terror market after the Cold War.
It is the country that turned the tides in the global terror market.
They had destroyed all the countries in our region through terrorist organizations.
They were doing the same to Turkey.
But this time they could not succeed.
For the first time they had to step back.
The ‘two brokers of terror.’ Their turn is coming
It will continue. It will not end here.
Following the PKK and Daesh, the fight is going to turn to – it must turn to – their terror barons in our region, to Mohammed bin Zayed and Mohammed bin Salman.
First to terrorist organizations, then their middlemen, and then their bosses.
A very detailed investigation must be launched against these two, with respect to funding terrorism, founding and managing terrorist organizations, threatening countries, assassination attempts and terrorist attacks, with international courts taking action.
Why is the Arab League that condemned Turkey so quiet?
How were the EU countries that used terrorist organizations caught red-handed and sidelined?
The “game” against Turkey is over for them. It will take some time for them to set up a new one.
We are going to be faster. Turkey will defeat the “terror brokers” as well.
At a White House press conference on Tuesday (Wednesday AEST) Trump said the explosion “looks like a terrible attack”.
Asked if he was confident if the explosion was an attack rather than an accident, Trump said: “It would seem like it based on the explosion.
“I’ve met with some of our great generals and they just seem to feel that it was not a…some kind of manufacturing explosion type of event.”
He said the generals “seem to think it was an attack”.
“It was a bomb of some kind,” he said.*
Lebanese media reported on 23 September that the US ambassador to Lebanon, Dorothy Shea, was part of a plot to frame Shia political parties with 20 tons of ammonium nitrate belonging to the brother of Ibrahim Sakr, one of the leaders of the right-wing Lebanese Forces political party.
According to Ahmed al-Zein, Director of Procurement at Saadallah al-Solh Agricultural Fertilizer Depot, the 20 tons of ammonium nitrate that were confiscated in Baalbek on 18 September were sold to him by Maroun Sakr.
In his statement to government authorities, Al-Zein goes on to claim that when the truck carrying the dangerous explosives was discovered by security forces, US Ambassador Shea met with Ibrahim Sakr to discuss implicating members of Hezbollah and Amal Movement political parties, Lebanon’s Shia alliance.
Ammonium nitrate is an extremely dangerous substance that last year caused a catastrophic explosion in the Port of Beirut when 2,750 tons of the substance that had been improperly stored blew up, destroying large swathes of the capital city.
But while initially it was thought that the 20 tons of ammonium nitrate sold by Maroun Sakr were part of the cargo held in the port, lab analysis later showed that the confiscated nitrate was chemically different and much more recent than that stored in Hangar 12 of the Port of Beirut.
Reports also indicate that last month, when hundreds of thousands of liters of gasoline were found hoarded inside depots and caches belonging to the Sakr brothers, authorities also found ammonium nitrate, but were allegedly persuaded to keep this knowledge quiet.
Al-Zein has also said that this was not the first time he had procured ammonium nitrate from Maroun Sakr, indicating that he usually sold the chemicals to quarries as explosives.
Following these bombshell revelations, many in Lebanon are now calling for the investigators of the Beirut Port explosion to interrogate the Sakr brothers over how they procured the explosives and to investigate any links with last year’s blast.
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Sunday that Israel “will settle the score with those who harm our troops and citizens,” following riots on the Gaza border fence that resulted in a soldier being critically wounded.
Twenty-one-year-old Border Police Staff Sergent Barel Hadaria Shmueli was wounded on Saturday when a man shot him in the head with a pistol from point-blank range using a gap in the border wall.
He was evacuated to Be’er Sheva’s Soroka Medical Center intensive care unit where he underwent several surgeries and continues to be in critical condition.
In retaliation for the incident, the IDF attacked overnight several Palestinians and homes.
Speaking at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting, Bennett said security forces were prepared for any development in the Gaza Strip.
“I want to send my wishes and prayers for Hadaria’s speedy recovery,” Bennet said.
“The IDF conducted extensive strikes in the Gaza Strip overnight in response to the shooting,” he said.
“Last week, I conducted a situation assessment in the Gaza Division, together with Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi.
I can inform you that the IDF, the Southern Command and the Gaza Division are prepared and ready for any scenario,” he said.
Bennett said he and a small delegation will be travel to Washington to meet with U.S. President Joe Biden.
The duration of the visit and the size of the delegation will be dictated by the coronavirus pandemic.
“The timing of the meeting with Biden is very important and comes at a critical point regarding Iran,” he said.
“Tehran is increasing its uranium enrichment and has substantially shortened the time needed to accumulate material for a nuclear bomb.
We’ve inherited a complex situation,” he said.
“Iran is behaving aggressively in the region and my message to Biden is that it must be stopped.
It must not be given a lifeline by the U.S. rejoining the 2015 nuclear deal,” he added.
“We will present a plan that we have spent months constructing to block Iran’s nuclear ambitions and their belligerence in the region,” the prime minister said.
Bennett told ministers that German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be a guest in the cabinet meeting upon his return.
“I will also travel to Egypt to meet President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi who extended his invitation with the aim of solidifying and bolstering relations with nations in the Middle East,” he said.
“We are on a very positive path with Jordan as well, after years of crisis in bilateral relations, a crisis that was unjustified.
All for the purpose of building a coalition to counter Islamic extremism and Iran,” Bennett said.
Settler shoots Palestinian in Hebron, IDF drop a knife next to victim.
Israeli statistics state that 3,500 ‘Israelis’ have been killed and 25,000 have been wounded as a result of Palestinian violence since Israel was founded in 1948.
Forms of terrorism have included hostage-taking, plane hijackings, stone-throwing, stabbing, shootings, and bombings.
According to Israeli Human Rights groups in Judea and Samaria [Palestine West Bank] , 500 Israeli civilians were killed by Palestinians from 2000 to 2012, in Israel, and another 254 Israeli civilians were killed in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
One of those human rights groups reported that the main argument used to justify violence against civilians is that “all means are legitimate in fighting for independence against a foreign occupation”.
They criticized this argument, saying it is completely baseless and contradicts the principle of international humanitarian law.
“According to this principle, civilians are to be protected from the consequences of warfare, and any attack must discriminate between civilians and military targets.
This principle is part of international customary law; as such, it applies to every state, organization, and person, even those who are not party to any relevant convention.”
Six things Hashem hates; Seven are an abomination to Him: A haughty bearing, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, A mind that hatches evil plots, Feet quick to run to evil, A false witness testifying lies, And one who incites brothers to quarrel. Proverbs 6:16-19
PALESTINIAN GENOCIDE: 5,100,000 Palestinians have been killed since 1948
For anti-racist Jews and indeed all anti-racist humanitarians the core moral messages from the Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million dead, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) and from the more general WW2 European Holocaust (30 million Slav, Jewish and Gypsy dead) are “zero tolerance for racism”, “bear witness”, “zero tolerance for lying” and “never again to anyone”, anyone including the Indigenous Palestinian victims of the racist Zionist Palestinian Genocide – 2 million dead since 1936, 0.1 million from violence, 1.9 million from war-, expulsion- and occupation-derived deprivation; 7 million refugees; 4.1 million Occupied Palestinians deprived of ALL the human rights listed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights ; 6 million Palestinians forbidden to even live in the homeland continuously inhabited by their forbears to the very dawn of agrarian civilization; 0.9 million Palestinian children confined without charge or trial to what the Catholic Church and many others have described as Israel’s Gaza Concentration Camp for the asserted “crime” of being Indigenous Palestinians living in a tiny, remorselessly Zionist-bombed patch of Palestine.
From Afghanistan to Iraq to Syria and from Libya to Yemen, millions of innocent Muslim women and children have been murder, millions have been displaced and abused by invading U.S.-dominated Western armies on behalf of Israel.
The Zionists are exterminating the world’s Muslims. Even Hitler did not do that to the Jews. Hitler allowed the Zionist minions to terrorize the Jews into fleeing out of Europe to Palestine so the imperialists could fleece it. Hitler knew that.
“It seems that nothing the Israeli Government ever does to the Palestinians will meet with meaningful condemnation from Western governments.
So long as the theft of Palestinian land is done quietly and in small slices, and so long as summary killings of Palestinians by Israeli soldiers are done just a few at a time, the USA, Britain, France, Germany etc. will turn blind eye [and allow Israel to get away with mass murder of the Palestinian people]”.Martin Odoni.
For nearly two weeks in May 2021, and again for several days in June and July, U.S.-supplied Israeli warplanes (F-35s) attacked and levelled high-rise residential buildings, dwellings, and vital civilian infrastructures in Gaza.
Unindicted war criminal Benyamin Netanyahu said: I’m “determined” to keep terrorizing and massacring Palestinians throughout Palestine until our diabolical Jewish aim of final solution – the extermination of the Palestinian people – is achieved. Palestinians reserve the legal right to respond to these attacks and hold the Israelis accountable.
The Israeli attacks on Gaza began after the Israeli Police (the Israeli Gestapo) and the heavily armed Zionist militias – Jewish supremacist colonist gangs, or “Israeli settlers” in Western parlance (also known as the Brownshirts in reference to the Nazis Storm troopers) – invaded Al-Aqsa Mosque teargassing and wounding more than 3000 Muslim worshipers with stun grenades and bullets during the month of Ramadhan.
They are armed and have the full support of the Jewish Gestapo Police. In addition, the PA (Palestinian Authority” – by name only) attack dogs play a criminal role as an auxiliary force for Israel.
In coordination with Israeli Gestapo police, the PA attack dogs violently attacking Palestinians and suppressing Palestinian resistance to help Israel enforce its brutal occupation of Palestine.
Funded and trained by the United States and EU, the PA exists to protect Israel and colonist Jews, and to police Palestinians on behalf of Israel.
Most of the Jewish colonist gangs are recent arrivals from the U.S. and Eastern Europe, including the most extremist Russian and Polish neo-Fascist elements.
Furthermore, the ruling by the Israeli magistrate court that 19 Palestinian families from Batan al-Hawa, be expelled from their homes to make way for “Israeli settlers”.
Among their leaders is Bentzi (or Ben-Zion) Gopstein who was indicted by an Israeli court in 2019 on charges of incitement to terrorism, violence and racism against the Palestinians.
His close allay is Itamar Ben-Gvir, another indicted Jewish extremist, terrorist and racist.
They are financed and armed by American and British taxpayer’s money.
Palestinians see these “expulsions”, including the expulsion of Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah and the raids into Al-Aqsa Mosque,” as part of Israel’s ethnic cleansing of Palestinians and “Judaization” of East Jerusalem.
It is a crime against humanity under international law, according to a recent report by Human Rights Watch – a leading player in Western “human rights” propaganda industry.
The Palestinians are defending their right to exist, their homes and their homeland, and had it not been for their resistance, Jewish colonist gangs supported by the deafening silence of the global media would have taken control of many places in Jerusalem.
As Tariq Baconi observes in the May 2021 London Review of Books: “The only way to explain events on the ground, they say, is as settler-colonialism: Israel is dispossessing indigenous Palestinians of lands they have lived on for generations.
Palestinians dispute the ownership claims of the settler groups, arguing that Israeli courts have no jurisdiction over occupied Palestinian territory according to international law – a plausible claim, as the seizure of property and transfer of populations by an occupying power is a war crime under the Rome Statute.”
Furthermore, Israel’s ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their homes in East Jerusalem and in other parts of Palestine has been an ongoing Israel’s terror over the decades followed by periods of “quiet” and delays as international criticism grew and pressure on Israel increased.
The media paly their utmost criminal role by deflecting public attention away from Israel’s war crimes.
In the U.S., Zionists exercise a complete control over much of the media – including, Facebook, Google, Twitter, Telegram, etc.
It is also the case in Canada, much of Europe, Australia and in Russia, led by the extreme racist and anti-Muslims RT (Russian Tabloid or the Russian CNN) global propaganda.
For decades, the Zionist media have been distorting facts on the ground and fabricating excuses for continuing Israel’s terror and war crimes against the defenseless Palestinians.
The U.S.-dominated Western establishments big lie of “Israel has a right to defend itself” – repeated by Western political and media establishments – has become a disease that infects the brains of so many well-meaning people around the world.
As American thinker Malcom X observed: the media, as “the most powerful entity on earth has the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power.
Because they control the minds of [the] masses”. In addition to controlling the media, U.S. and Israeli Zionist supporters have turned the United Nations (UN) into Zionism’s most reliable tool.
The UN primary role is to legitimize and normalize Israel’s terror and war crimes.
From Iran to Afghanistan to Iraq and from Venezuela to Libya to Yemen, nearly all U.S.-sponsored tragedies have UN blessing.
In the last two decades, the UN – with its corrupt administration – has backed Israel’s annexation of Palestinian land and used by the media as a “legal” authority.
The media have depicted Israel’s terror against the Palestinians in simple terms: the Palestinian “terrorist group Hamas” has attacked the “Jewish state” which is “defending itself”; Israel is “responding” or “reacting” to Palestinian “provocation” and “escalation”; Palestinian “rockets” “killed” Israelis, but Palestinians “have died” from unnamed causes; Israel has “defense forces” and “security forces”, but Hamas has “militants”.
(‘The Savage Punishment of Gaza’, MediaLens, 25 May 2021. This is a must read).
“Hamas” is deliberately misused to demonise and strip Palestinians of their human identity.
It is a classic Zionist propaganda for Israeli to deflect attention away from their own provocation and violence by accusing its victims of “starting” it.
They are emulating Nazi propaganda to manipulate public opinion and sell Israel’s terror.
HAMAS, (Ḥarakat al-Muqāwamah al-ʾIslāmiyyah, Islamic Resistance Movements) is not a “terrorist group”.
HAMAS are composed of a united front of various factions, including Palestinians Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and the popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
They are legitimate resistance movements of oppressed indigenous Palestinians – Muslims and Christians.
HAMAS are also the administrative authority of Gaza that manage a highly efficient system of social networks and charities serves the 2.2 million Palestinians of Gaza.
The rest of the Palestinians live in Nazis’-like Ghettos throughout Jewish-occupied Palestine.
“There’s been a whole attempt to make HAMAS the centre of the reporting.
And that’s nonsense. As if HAMAS is a peculiar demon.
In fact, HAMAS and its military wing are part of [The Palestinian Resistance]; a resistance that was provoked by the Israelis.
The real demon in this is Israel.
But it’s not simply Israel. I mean, this is as much a British and American war against Palestine, as it is an Israeli one.
It is a war against the people of Palestine who are doing one thing – and that is exercising their moral and legal right to resist a brutal occupation [by a terrorist entity]”, said John Pilger. HAMAS is almost always covered in a negative light.
The Palestinians are largely defenceless people who are abused, dispossessed, and murdered by Israeli supremacist Jews and their Western financiers.
They are legally resisting against Israel’s colonialism, ethnic cleansing and the dispossession of their land.
It is a right enshrined in international law – and an inalienable right that any nation would defend.
Israel warning to the media is that any sympathy towards the Palestinians will invite Israel’s terror.
A case in point is the deliberate destruction of Al-Shorouk building housing the Associate Press, Al-Jazeera and other media offices (to eliminate any independent media observers on the ground in Gaza) show Israel’s fear of the extent of its crimes reaching the outside world.
Gaza is the largest open-air Concentration Camp (Konzentrationslager) in the world.
It is completely controlled by Israel military from land, sea and air. 75% of the 2.2 million (50% children under the age of 18) Palestinian population of Gaza are refugees who in 1948 fled Israel’s terror or were forcefully expelled from Palestine in what is now called “Israel” – in some cases months after the formal cease-fire.
Just after the Belford declaration in 1917, Zionist Jews went into Palestine and shot over 11,000 innocent Palestinian men, women, and children in cold blood JUST as a sign of force (For more see. Behind The Hatred –
The Discovery Channel, 3-hour version). Since 1920, supremacist Zionist Jews have displaced over 800,000 innocent Palestinian men, women, and children.
According to The New York Times, they have murdered tens of thousands more and tortured more than 300,000 since 1948.
Every time the Palestinians fight back, they are accused of being “terrorists”.
I think we are aware of who the “terrorists” are.
The Red Cross in Jerusalem gave a shocking account of the massacre in Deir Yassin, one of several hundreds of villages raped and destroyed by Jewish terrorists and immigrants.
In his official report, Jacque De Reynier, the Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Jerusalem described as he arrived at one village (Deir Yassin) on the second day and saw “the mopping up,” as one of the Jewish terrorists put it to him.
It had been done with machine guns, then grenades, and was finished off with knives.
The Jews decapitated some of the victims and fatally maimed 52 children in sight of their mothers.
They cut open 25 pregnant women’s wombs and butchered the babies in front of them. . The Palestinian Nakba continues at a slower pace in broad daylight.
Since 2006, Israel has been subjecting Gaza to a military siege and blockade for, which has left the Concentration Camp effectively unliveable (Jacobin).
“Israel has intentionally made Gaza unlivable .
Zionist thieves left the Palestinians without resources.
The only way Gaza can exert pressure on Israel is by firing home-made projectiles (“rockets”).
If they peacefully protest their conditions, they’re massacred just the same.
If they do nothing, Israel continues to blockade them, erode their living conditions while ethnically cleansing the rest of their land”, said journalist Abby Martin.
The recent Israeli attacks caused the death of more than 280 Palestinians, including at least 70 children and 40 women massacred in cold blood, and drove 52,000 people from their homes.
The mass murder of Palestinian children was described in the Israeli media as a “price of war”, echoing Bill Clinton’s former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright – an ardent pro-Israel Zionist Jew – who famously cackled that “it was worth it” when she was asked about the deaths of 600,000 Iraqi children by U.S.-enforced sanctions on food, water and medicines.
Many thousands of Palestinians have been wounded.
More than 20,000 Palestinians are now homeless.
On the Israeli side, there are 12 dead and very limited damage to Israeli buildings caused by home-made Palestinian projectiles.
Most projectiles were intercepted by Israeli air defenses and Israelis are well protected in fortified bomb shelters under their homes.
The disproportionate deaths among Palestinian civilians indicate a one-sided mass murder.
The comparative death toll tells of the one-sided nature of the Israeli violence.
It is preposterous to equate the criminal violence of a highly armed, destructive and murderous terrorism entity like Israel with that of a nearly defenseless and non-destructive resistant movement, HAMAS.
The misleading equivalence that this designation relies upon is an Amnesty International’s report which essentially states that using homemade missiles against heavily armed forces is a war crime.
In other words, “[HAMAS] are criminalised for their technological inferiority”.
The use of U.S.-supplied warplanesby the Israeli regime serves to test F-35s warplanes and their pilots in real war action using Gaza homes and entire Palestinian families as targets on a firing range.
According to the UN, more than 94 buildings in Gaza, comprising of 461 housing and commercial units. Six hospitals, 53 schools and fifteen medical centres were deliberately targeted and destroyed with U.S.-supplied bombs and missiles.
Electricity lines were brought down, and nearly half of Gaza’s 2.2 million inhabitants lack potable water because desalination plants cannot function without power.
Gaza’s aquifers have long been polluted by sea water, chemically engineered sewage known as “skunk” and agricultural run-off.
This round of indiscriminate attacks is far worse than previous attacks in 2014 and 2009.
Despite all this and more, the UN refrained from condemning Israel and holding Israel accountable for wanton destruction and premediate war crimes.
The French NGO, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned, that Israel is pushing Gaza into a catastrophe: “The Israeli bombing is incredibly heavy and stronger than previous bombing campaigns.
Relentless bombing has destroyed many homes and buildings all around us.
It’s not safe to go outside, and no one is safe inside, people are trapped.
Emergency health workers are taking incredible but necessary risks to move around”.
As Tama Nasser observed: “The goal is to deliberately inflict such pain and suffering on the civilian population and society at large as to deter anyone from resisting against Israel’s occupation. This can be prosecuted as a war crime.”
It was recently reported, that Israel’s Defence minister Benny Gantz threatened more destruction and killings than he ordered in Gaza in 2014.
“No person, area or neighbourhood in Gaza is immune [from Israel’s terror]”, warned war criminal Gantz.
In 2014, Gantz was Israel’s chief of staff commanding the51-day terror that killed more than 2,251 Palestinians were killed.
This figure includes 1,462 Palestinian civilians, including 299 women and 551 children.
The ongoing Israel’s terror and slaughter of Palestinian civilians who were being (as always) deliberately targeted has been perceived by most of the world population, including many Americans, as a slow-paced genocide, even when Western regimes do not apply genocide to non-Jews.
“The numerous incidents of killing entire families in Israeli bombings in Gaza – Parents and children, babies, grandparents, siblings – attest that these were not mistakes.
The bombings follow a decision from higher up, backed by the approval of military jurists”, as Amira Hass observes in Ha’aretz.
“Never in modern history [not even by the Nazis standard] has there been such a merciless, sustained campaign of collective punishment like the one that Israel has meted out against the Palestinian people of Gaza.
And that punishment is horrifying enough, just when you consider the humanitarian consequences of the blockade and the poisoning of the environment and the water supply”, writes reporter Jeremy Scahill.
The ritual of Israeli massacres of Palestinians are just one part of carefully planned Palestinian genocide. Gaza is used as a laboratory for Israel’s scientific racism where the Palestinians are the guinea pigs in a variety of Nazis-like experiments and a testing laboratory for Israel’s terror.
Even when not committing full-scale massacre in broad daylight, Israel cuts power supply and restricts the delivery of fuel, medical supplies and building materials available to Palestinians to build their homes.
In other words, the Palestinians population were put on strict diet of death and survival.
According to Dr Sara Roy, a senior researcher at the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University: “Innocent human beings, most of them children, are slowly being poisoned by the water they drink and likely by the soil in which they plant.”
The result of this criminal act is that “about 10 percent of Palestinian children in Gaza under age 5 have had their growth stunted by malnutrition. In addition, anaemia is widespread, affecting over two-thirds of infants, 58.6 per cent of schoolchildren, and over a third of pregnant mothers.”
The Gaza blockade is an act of war, hence Israel enforcing it cannot claim to be acting defensively in response to anything that happened after the start of the blockade.
How can Israel claim self-defense against malnourished and thirsty captive people?
The U.S. regime blocked three recent attempts by the United Nations Security Council to demand a ceasefire.
This is while the Zionist U.S. President Joe Biden signed off on supplying $735 million dollars-worth gift of JDAM-equipped bombs and missiles to fuel Israel’s terror, the very kind of munitions that are killing Palestinians and causing wanton destruction to their homes and vital infrastructures.
By encouraging Israel to commit war crimes and supplying it with weapons, the U.S., Britain and the EU are giving cover to an outlaw terrorist entity and evincing deep-seated racism against the Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims in general.
It is worth noting that, without U.S. subsidy there is no Israel.
President Biden knew Israel was not running out of weapons, but he wanted to facilitate the Israeli intention to exterminate the Palestinians and shows his loyalty to his Jewish financiers.
“These Israeli atrocities are being funded by billions of our own American tax dollars while communities like mine in St. Louis are hurting and are in need of life-affirming investment here at home”, said the U.S. Representative Cori Anika Bush (D. Missouri).
With its massive arsenal of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, Israel poses the greatest threat to world’s peace and Humanity.
Israel, as a terrorist entity that espouses a Nazi-like ideology is a serial violator of international law and guilty of countless war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Israel is an occupying terrorist entity that has been terrorizing and dispossession the Palestinian people for hundred years.
Israel, and its Jewish terrorist gangs have been carrying out a war against the Palestinians for over 100 years, so Israeli self-defense against Palestinians is a logical impossibility (Electronic Intifada).
In fact as an occupying power, Israel does not have a legal right to claim self-defense against the people it is illegally occupying their land and terrorising them on daily basis (Truthout).
The Israeli (endorsed by the U.S. and the EU regimes) blockade has severely and deliberately restricted the flow of food, fuel, medicine, water and all essential goods to civilians, in violation of international humanitarian law.
These illegal unilateral coercive measures have caused human rights violations by obstructing access to the updated health systems, technology and humanitarian aid needed to sustain global infrastructure, according to the UN Human Rights Council.
As Avraham Burg, former Speaker of the Israeli Knesset and former Chairman of the World Zionist Organization told the New York Times: “… it was the outgrowth of years of blockades and restrictions in Gaza, decades of occupation in the West Bank, and decades more of discrimination [and racism] against Arabs within the [entity of Fascist] Israel.
All the enriched uranium was already in place. But you needed a trigger.
And the trigger was the [Jewish attacks on] al-Aqsa Mosque.” Burg was referring to the provocations mentioned above by the Jewish Gestapo Police and the Zionist militias or Jewish colonists.
Last night, Israeli Occupation Forces brutalized Palestinians, teargassed worshippers, shot bullets inside Al-Aqsa Mosque, beat women, and violated every moral and international rule there is, while armed Zionist settlers roamed free. Here is an infuriating thread… pic.twitter.com/oRwEjx8e0c
According to a newUN Report: “In 2020, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) documented 771 incidents of settler violence causing injury to 133 Palestinians and damaging 9,646 trees and 184 vehicles mostly in the areas of Hebron, Jerusalem, Nablus and Ramallah.
Already, during the first three months of 2021, more than 210 settler violent incidents were recorded, with one Palestinian fatality.” The UN Report also noted: “Settlers’ violence was predominantly ideologically motivated and primarily designed to illegally take Palestinian land but also to intimidate and terrorize the Palestinians.
The violence and intimidation often prevent Palestinians from accessing and cultivating their land and creates a coercive environment pressuring Palestinians to stay away from certain areas or even move.”
According to the Israeli Information Centre for Human Rights in Palestine (B’Tselem): “Thousands of testimonies, videos and reports, as well as many years of close monitoring by B’Tselem and other organizations, reveal that Israeli security forces [the Jewish Gestapo] not only allow settlers to harm Palestinians and their property as a matter of course – they often provide the perpetrators escort and back-up.
In some cases, they even join in on the attack.
After more than 25 years of this work, there is no escaping the conclusion that the authorities merely make a show of law enforcement in this context and that, with few exceptions, they have no interest in seriously investigating settler violence against Palestinians.”
B’Tselem further added: “Violent actions of settlers against Palestinians are not exceptions to a rule.
Rather, they form part of a broader strategy in which the state colludes, as it stands to benefit from the result.
Over time, this unchecked violence is gradually driving Palestinians from more and more locations in the West Bank, making it easier for the state to take over land and resources.”
People should open their eyes to the Israelis and stop comparing Israel with Nazi Germany and Apartheid South Africa.
The comparison is very misleading.
It is designed to lessen Israel’s terror and violence against defenseless and captive Palestinians.
Israel ticks all the boxes of Fascism and Apartheid. It espouses a Nazi-like ideology coupled with an extreme Apartheid.
In an interview in 1990, the well-known Israeli intellectual Yeshayahu Leibowitz warned that Israel was becoming “a Judeo-Nazi state.”
The Jews ran the camps there, and now in Palestine.
Adding that “the Israeli Defense Force, armed to the teeth by American weapons, has assassinated 150 [Palestinian] children in the past two years alone,” Leibowitz insisted that the word “Nazi” was the only appropriate word to describe its conduct:
“The minister of Defense [Yitzhak Rabin] who gave the order to break the arms and legs of Palestinian prisoners is a Nazi…And the president of the High Court [Moshe Landau], who judged that torturing prisoners was allowed, is a Nazi.”
In fact, Israel is worse than Nazi Germany.
As mentioned earlier, Israel is unconditionally supported militarily, financially and diplomatically by the world’s most militarized regime, the U.S. regime.
Unlike Israel, Nazi Germany was at war with large military powers (e.g., USSR, Britain) on many fronts.
Israel is and has been at war with largely unarmed and defenseless captive people that are legally resisting Israel’s daily terror and war crimes.
Furthermore, Nazi Germany crimes have been highly exaggerated, and the Nazis are demonized to give impetus and sympathy to Jews and justify Israel’s century-long terror and war of extermination (slow-paced genocide) against the Palestinians.
The so-called “Jewish Holocaust” gives special status to Jewish victims of the Nazis above their inferior Slavic and Romani fellow-sufferers so as to give grounds for genocidal Zionism in Palestine. It is this “Holocaust” narrative that has been central to Zionism’s endeavor.
Critics have labelled the tendency of Jews to see themselves as having suffered more than the Palestinians as “competitive victimhood”.
Indeed, Jewish organizations world-wide are motivated to engage in competitive victimhood not only to exert power and provide cover for Israeli war crimes but also to excuse their own ethnocentric manipulations.
In supporting and appeasing Israel, U.S. and European political and media establishments are complicit today in Israel’s crimes against humanity akin to those of Nazi Germany.
The entire Western narrative of the creation of Israel as a “homeland” for the “Jewish people” outside Europe at the expense of the Palestinian people is a fabrication and a distortion of truth .
Why Jews need a homeland?
Why can’t they just live wherever they were born, just like, Christians, Buddhists and Muslims?
It is an insult to compare Germans with racist and violent Israelis.
Germany of 1930s and 1940s was a descent and educated society and remains so today.
You will never find a Nazi who was more violent and racist than Israeli supremacist Jews (Abby Martin, YouTube).
Martin’s interview exposes the dark underbelly of Jews’ anti-Arabs and anti-Muslims hate-filled propaganda machine.
Israeli supremacist Jews are calling for Palestinians’ deaths, shouting “Death to Arabs” with a Jewish rabbi saying: “I call on you to kill all Arabs!” and others using Facebook and Telegram to organize attack mobs.
A survey conducted by direct polls in Israel, found that 72% of Israeli Jews didn’t want Israel to negotiate a cease fire – they wanted Israel’s terror against the Palestinians to continue.
Israel’s apologists have the gall to warn us that it is racist and “anti-Semitic” to “hold Jews individually or collectively accountable for Israel’s terror and crimes” against the Palestinians.
It is preposterous accusation.
While there are outstanding decent Jews around the world who want nothing to do with Israel and its Fascistic policies, supremacist Jews individually and collectively make great efforts to support, finance and cover-up Israel’s crimes because Jews identify with Israel no matter how heinous and brutal Israel’s crimes against the Palestinians.
For example, Jewish leaders in Britain, including the Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis are pressing the British government of Boris Johnson to classify all Palestinians in Gaza as terrorists and make them legitimate targets for Israel’s terror.
Anyone who advocating for Palestinian rights, including demonstrating against Israeli attacks on Gaza, the media consider it as a collective attack on Jews and “anti-Semitic”.
The myth of “anti-Semitism” is a fiction cynically recycled by the media every few years as a cover for Israel’s terror and brutality against the Palestinians.
A case in point is the former British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn who was destroyed by British Jews (pro-Israel Jewish Lobby) and Zionist supporters of Israel.
It is an “organized campaign to turn reality upside down – to convert supporters of Israeli violence into victims and to blame the real victims – the defenceless Palestinians – for their own suffering.
The truth, there is no “anti-Semitism” against Jews, none exists.
There is widespread anti-Semitism against Muslims and Arabs promoted and paid for by the Zionist media.
Jews around the world should be ashamed of their support for a criminal terrorist entity masquerading as a “Jewish State” for all Jews.
They should publicly distant themselves from Israel and condemn Israel’s terror and crimes against the Palestinians.
The current Israeli leader, the extreme Fascist Naftali Bennett has routinely described Palestinian resisting Jewish occupation as terrorists and demanded that they should be shot on sight.
He has also boasted of killing Palestinians during his military service.
In 1980s, Bennett was heavily involved in “Operation Grapes of Wrath” in Lebanon, where his commando unit killed numerous civilians, and takes pleasure in recounting his participation in Israel’s war crimes.
In short, the new Israeli regime is more Fascist regime than its predecessors.
Bennett was described by Western and the Russian racist media as a “creative, dedicated and goal-oriented”, but when Iranian Judiciary Chief Sayed Ebrahem Raeisi won Iran’s presidential election by a big majority, he was labelled as a “hardliner” and accused of an allegedly “grave human rights abuses”.
Bennett as the new head of the Israeli gang of terrorists will soon be welcomed by Western leaders eager to show him their support against the Palestinian people.
In most civilized societies, Naftali Bennett would be arrested and charged with murder and war crimes.
The U.S. and U.S.-dominated regimes have the audacity to criticize China for allegedly committing “human rights” abuses against its Uyghur Muslims in the Xinjiang region.
There is no evidence to support the allegations against China.
But overwhelming evidence shows the same U.S.-dominated regimes (including, Israel, Australia, Britain, Canada, India, Israel, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, among others) are guilty of egregious human rights abuses.
Arrests and torture of dissidents are widespread in the U.S. and in Europe.
The incarceration and torture of Julian Assange is a case in point.
China is not stealing Syria’s oil and selling it off, like pirates.
China is not setting Syria’s grain fields on fire and depriving the Syrian people of their own food.
The U.S. and U.S.-dominated regimes are.
Of course, these regimes do not practice what they preach.
If these regimes are really concern about “human rights” abuses of Muslims, they should start dealing with Israel, the world’s biggest abuser of human rights.
For decades, hard evidence shows these same regimes have colluded with successive Israeli Fascist regimes in terrorizing and killing Muslims daily.
From Afghanistan to Iraq to Syria and from Libya to Yemen, millions of innocent Muslim women and children have been murder, millions have been displaced and abused by invading U.S.-dominated Western armies on behalf of Israel.
The 2003 criminal U.S.-British invasion of Iraq on behalf of Israel was the most barbaric act of terrorism in human history.
It was premediated aggression against defenceless people suffering from barbaric and genocidal sanctions that targeted women and children.
The ongoing 10-year U.S.-sponsored terrorism war against Syria is another Western barbaric aggression on behalf of Israel.
The world must not remain silent on the unconscionable crimes that Israel has wantonly engaged in against the defenseless Palestinians or accept the status of Israel as a victim.
Israel is neither a democracy nor the victim.
Israel is a terrorist entity built on racism, ethnic cleansing, dispossession and genocide.
Only Israel’s defeat will restore world’s peace. It exists as a terrorism entity masquerading as a “Jewish State” that is carrying out a slow-paced genocide of the Palestinians.
The U.S., Europe and Russia must end their support for Israel’s terror and force it to stop the slow-paced genocide of the Palestinian people.
It is imperative that the international community redouble its efforts to support the Palestinian people in their legitimate struggle against this violent and oppressive terrorism entity, and in the process, help deliver freedom and justice.