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Daily Rogue State Israeli Lawlessness


By Stephen Lendman - Posted on 17 August 2011

  Daily Rogue State Israeli Lawlessness - by Stephen Lendman

 

It begs the question why Israelis put up with lawless governance harming them as well as Palestinians. When will weeks of social injustice outrage arouse them to embrace universal equity? 

 

Why haven't Martin Luther King's words hit home that, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." In Israel and Occupied Palestine, Arabs and Jews both are harmed. Injustice to anyone denies it to all.

 

Since the 1980s, destructive neoliberalism plagued Israel like the West. A race to the bottom followed, producing social injustice, inequality, and growing human need. Israelis finally reacted, demanding change, at the same time showing a hint of solidarity with Arab citizens, far more gravely impacted than themselves.

 

It's high time that spirit addressed 44 years of Occupied Palestinian torment. Permitting that to go on betrays core Judaic tenets. In their own time of need, will Jews embrace the universal struggle for justice everywhere, especially a few kilometers from their own backyard. Turning a blind eye to that injustice no longer can be tolerated.

 

What's now ongoing bears witness. Overnight, Israeli jets bombed Gaza, killing at least one resident and wounding seven or more others (including a child) in a series of lawless raids.

 

Gaza's medical emergency spokesperson, Adham Abu Salmiyya, said three residents were seriously injured after Israel bombed the Al Zeitoun neighborhood, Rafah tunnel areas, and an alleged Al Qassam Brigades training center in Gaza City's At-Tuffah community. 

 

Further attacks struck eastern Khan Younis, causing extensive damage but no injuries. Israel targets Gaza regularly by air, land and sea, falsely claiming self-defense every time. It long ago rang hollow.

 

Imagine if instead Israeli neighborhoods were bombed regularly, killing innocent civilians? Western leaders would express outrage in response. 

 

In contrast, when Palestinians are killed, it goes unnoticed, notably by major media sources more focused on supporting NATO aggression, slaughtering people in the name of "liberating" them. 

 

The hypocrisy is stark and galling, yet commonplace backing wrong over right. The horrors need volumes to explain.

 

Earlier on Tuesday, Israeli forces also razed Palestinian farmland south of Hebron, bulldozing fruit trees belonging to several Palestinian families. At the same time, several Hebron neighborhoods were raided. In addition, residents of Yatta, Tarqomia, and other Palestinian communities face regular Israeli incursions, harassing and aiming to displace them.

 

Israel Welcomes Glenn Beck

 

On August 14, Israel National News writer Tzvi Ben Gadalyahu headlined, "Israel Rolls Out Red Carpet for Glenn Beck" ahead of his "Restoring Courage" tour in Jerusalem, saying:

 

He scrapped plans to hold it at the Temple Mount after being warned about Muslim outrage. Instead, he'll hold two Jerusalem events, "at the Davidson Center at the southern edge of the Western Wall and the other in Safra Square," near municipal offices and city hall.

 

A previous article explained Beck's demagoguery, right wing extremism, and racism, accessed through the following link:

 

http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2009/09/glenn-becks-demagoguery-right-wing.html

 

No longer on Fox News, he continues his hatemongering diatribes against disadvantaged minorities, Muslims, Latino immigrants, and anyone to the left of his views, meaning he'll fit right in among Israeli extremists who arranged his visit.

 

Beck claims it's "time to Stand and Restore Courage. We ask those of you who value freedom honor and faith to travel to Israel and stand with Glenn Beck and leaders from around the world with one united voice."

 

Palestinians, anti-war activists, and opponents of Israel's illegal occupation aren't invited. Nor were they included on a July Beck visit when extremist Knesset members let him address the Aliyah and Absorption Committee, saying he came "to speak the truth" about efforts to delegitimize Israel.

 

He also claimed PA demands exacerbate anti-Semitism that's "going through the roof," when US and European studies show it in steep decline.

 

Now he's back, endorsed by Rev. John Hagee, a fellow demagogue, supporting racial hatred, white Christian supremacy, imperial wars, apocalyptic violence, gay bashing, male gender dominance, and fanatically wanting Israel exclusively for Jews.

 

They're a matched set, Hagee writing Beck, saying:

 

"I'm writing to express my strong support for the Restoring Courage events to be held in Israel....Those of us who love Israel (see) especially ominous thunder clap to come down in September, when the (UN) will most likely support a unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood."

 

He falsely claimed the General Assembly has no power to do it, at the same time railing against "the symbolic impact" he called "extremely dangerous."

 

"I look forward to seeing you" in Israel, he said, "the land God gave to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in an eternal covenant that is binding to this day."

 

Hagee knows because God told him so, communicating directly he apparently believes. So do his parishioners sadly and other followers of his demagogic hatemongering misinterpretation of vital truths.

 

New Settlement Units Announced

 

In 2004, America's United Methodist Church stood firm against "confiscat(ing) Palestinian land for construction of settlements and the building of a separation wall." 

 

It also expressed opposition to other Israeli abuses, including "intensified closures, curfews, dehumanizing check points, home demolitions, uprooted trees, bulldozed fields....confiscation of Palestinian land and water....targeted assassinations," and other Israeli occupation abuses.

 

In recent days, Israel announced thousands of new settlement units, defiant of international law, and a vital need for new construction in Tel Aviv, Haifa, West Jerusalem, and other Israeli cities, not Occupied Palestine, to relieve a severe housing shortage, causing prices to skyrocket.

 

Many human rights organizations express similar views, including opposition to settlement developments, stealing Palestinian land for exclusive Jewish use.

 

No matter. On August 15, 277 West Bank Ariel units were approved. Earlier, 500 others were announced in Gush Etzion, Ma'ale Adumin, Ariel, and Kiryat Sefer. 

 

In early August, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) said 930 more are planned for East Jerusalem's Har Homa C and 42 public buildings in Har Homa B, as well as extensive accompanying infrastructure.

 

On August 11, thousands more were announced - 1,600 in Ramat Shlomo, 2,000 in Givat Hamatos, and 700 in Pisgat Zeev. "This would bring (total East Jerusalem approvals) to over 5,200, and counting, in August alone."

 

In 121 illegal settlements and nearly 100 outposts,  around 300,000 settlers populate the West Bank, another 200,000 in East Jerusalem, and the numbers keep growing.

 

As a result, over 42% of choice West Bank land and large parts of East Jerusalem have been stolen by successive Israeli governments, claiming they want peace. 

 

Compounded by his duplicitous rhetoric overall, Obama (like his predecessors) stands firmly in support,  reiterating America's "unbreakable" bond with Israel, including its most lawless acts.

 

According to PCHR and other human rights organizations, as long as international community leaders grant Israel impunity, Palestinian justice will lose out. 

 

Will socially oppressed Israeli Jews finally take note and say No More!

 

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

 

Also visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com and listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network Thursdays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at noon. All programs are archived for easy listening.

 

http://www.progressiveradionetwork.com/the-progressive-news-hour/.

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Hey kidz!!!! It's not easy being the self-proclaimed "Master Race" . . . ;-)

What was that famous line from War Criminal and International Terrorist Ariel Sharon as Israel's MOSSAD and its 5th Columns (PNAC, AIPAC, ADL, SPLC, MSM, etc.) were laying the groundwork for the 9-11 "False Flag" Terrorist attacks?

"Israel may have the right to put others on trial, but certainly no one has the right to put the Jewish people and the State of Israel on trial."
- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, 25 March 2001

Funny how the doctrines in the World Zionism "Policies and Procedures Meanie Manual" just keep getting exposed as being the polar opposites of every axiom this Great Constitutional Republic is based upon.

You know, that "With Liberty and Justice for ALL" part. . .

. . . as in "ALL men are created equal" . . . ;-)

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,"
- The Declaration of Independence, 04 July 1776

Oh, well, despite a decade of perhaps one of the biggest "Public Relations" campaigns in human history from some of the best twisted minds in the business with an unlimited budget . . .

. . . the BIG LIE of 9-11 is falling down faster than WTC-7 . . .

Yup, it is in "free-fall", kidz . . . ;-)

Fear is never sustainable in a population indefinitely . . . and now WE THE PEOPLE . . . especially those that were put on the FRONT LINES because of these lies . . . are getting PISSED!!! . . .

(clipped headline and article from Veterans Today)
"Hotel Boycott of Israel Demanded: Veterans Demand Redress and Apology from Delegation - Killings of American Military by Israel, Lied About in Press - By the Editorial Staff and Majority of Contributors at Veterans Today

On June 8, 1967, land and sea military forces of the State of Israel attacked a clearly identified and flagged American ship, the USS Liberty, in international waters, killing and wounding nearly 200 of 296 on board. . .

. . . To this day, Israel tells its military forces that America was aiding Egyptian forces during the 6 Day War. Similarly, they tell the public that they mistook the USS Liberty, the most modern communications ship in the world at the time, for an Egyptian barge. Newspapers and TV networks, under pressure or direct control by Israel, to this day, including those in the United States, still back this lie as do members of congress.

. . . Further, we have broad evidence of Israeli control of an organization known as Project for a New American Century and efforts by that organization, ostensibly American but run by Israeli citizens, in the planning of the 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington, the falsification of intelligence leading to, not only the invasion of Iraq but that of Afghanistan as well and the fabrication of the myth of Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda, as cover for acts against peace and world order including aggressive war, massive financial crimes, kidnapping, murder and torture.

OUR DEMAND

We demand that the current government of the state of Israel be recognized as an enemy combatant up to and until they are brought to justice for the crimes outlined above.

All Israeli citizens, including 'dual citizens,' Americans carrying Israeli passports should be detained and subjected to proper immigration procedures, immediate detention and expulsion until a document reestablishing peace between the two nations can be negotiated."
(end clipped text)

(full story from Veterans Today)
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/08/17/hotel-boycott-of-israel-demanded...

Looks like AIPAC may own all those Congress-critter traitors currently in Israel . . . but the U.S. Military still stands for this Great Constitutional Republic.

Like I've always said, all those "Dancing Israelis" arrested on 9-11 should have just been a "good start" to rounding up all these "Enemies Inside The Gates".

"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.

For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague."
- Marcus Cicero, Roman Senator circa 40 B.C.

The "traitor" to this Great Constitutional Republic is the Zionist and World Zionism is the plague on humanity.

Without TRUTH . .. there can be no JUSTICE . . .

Without JUSTICE . . . there can be no PEACE . . .

And you sure as hell can't get "TRUTH, JUSTICE, and PEACE" with a population of socio-paths running around declaring they are just "Special" and that the Game Rules don't apply to them . . . ;-)

"Got brass in pocket
Got bottle I'm gonna use it
Intention I feel inventive
Gonna make you, make you, make you notice
'cause I gonna make you see
There's nobody else here
No one like me
I'm special, so special
I gotta have some of your attention
Give it to me"
- "Brass In Pocket" by The Pretenders

peace.

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