Bush's Farewell to Israel:
The Genocide of Gaza with American Arms
By Mohamed Khodr
ccun.org, January 17, 2009
Bring Israel to the International Court of Justice
the name of justice there cannot be subjection and in the name of peace
there cannot be impunity.”
--Alvaro Uribe Velez
Total to Day
18 in Gaza (January 13, 2009): about 940 Dead, more than
--More than half women and children, with over 360
with critical injuries
"I sometimes worry if there will be
enough space to bury the dead."
---Hatem Shurrab, Islamic Relief aid
worker in Gaza
If such a massive genocide of a trapped civilian population by air,
sea, and land was committed by any other nation the world would launch a
massive investigation into this crime against humanity and hold the
leaders of such a nation accountable in the International Court of
Justice. In a just world Israel would be charged with crimes
against humanity as was Serbia and Rwanda.
Guardian paper: January 13, 2009:
From the Guardian paper,
January 13, 2009
“Israel is facing growing demands from senior
UN officials and human rights groups for an international war crimes
investigation in Gaza over allegations such as the "reckless and
indiscriminate" shelling of residential areas and use of Palestinian
families as human shields by soldiers.
The Israeli military are
• Using powerful shells in civilian areas which the
army knew would cause large numbers of innocent casualties;
Using banned weapons such as phosphorus bombs;
Palestinian families as human shields;
• Attacking medical
facilities, including the killing of 12 ambulance men in marked
• Killing large numbers of police who had no military
In reality Israel will never face any such charges as
Israel is the sole “untouchable” nation on earth.
always used the U.N. Security Council to its advantage, with America’s
help, whenever it deems it appropriate to charge the Palestinians, Arab
nations and Iran with what it calls war crimes and threats to its
But when the same Council passes
Resolution 1860 on January 9, 2009 to demand a “ceasefire” in Gaza,
Israel resumes its defiance of the U.N. as a “biased” organization as
it’s done for over 60 years with hundreds of U.N. Resolutions.
According to the Jerusalem Post, January 12, 2009, when Ehud Olmert
received word that Condoleezza Rice was planning to support the Security
Council’s “ceasefire” resolution he immediately called Bush and
“demanded” to get him on the phone despite Bush giving a lecture at the
time in Philadelphia. Bush sheepishly interrupted his
lecture to answer Olmert’s call.
Israel’s prime minister told
the President of the United States that he must not support such a yes
vote and in true requisite Presidential fashion when it comes to
Israel’s “demands” Bush called Rice immediately to tell her to abstain
from the vote, thereby embarrassing Rice in front of the world body.
America, when will you accept the answer to “why they hate us”---it
is Israel and its iron grip of our government, national interest, and
foreign policy. If Americans continue to die abroad,
blame Israel, not Al Qaeda.
No people in the entire Muslim world
conjures up as much pain, anger, and visceral passion in the heart and
minds of Muslims more than the issue of Palestine, its theft, its ethnic
cleansing, the decades long suffering of Palestinians under Israel’s
Nazi like occupation, and Israel’s annexation of East Jerusalem, the
third holiest site in Islam. In 1948 and again in 1967
millions of Palestinians have been forcefully expelled from their homes
and lands and now live in the most dire existence in dozens of refugee
camps in and out of Palestine. Their refugee camps streets
are filled with sewage, but now in Gaza, blood has overtaken the sewage.
“To robbery, butchery, and rapine, they give the lying name of
"government"; they create a desolation and call it peace.”
--Tacitus, First Century Roman Senator and Historian
modus operandi of unleashing its preemptive massive military
bombardments, invasions of neighboring Arab nations as well as the
ethnic cleansing of 1948 Palestine, and now the Palestinian territories,
was always preplanned even prior to the 1948 war that led to the
catastrophic establishment of the State of Israel, an international
“crime against humanity” in itself.
"We shall try to spirit the
penniless population across the border by procuring employment for it in
the transit countries, while denying it any employment in our own
country .... expropriation and the removal of the poor must be carried
out discreetly and circumspectly."
-- Theodore Herzl, father of
Zionism,(Rafael Patai, Ed. The Complete Diaries of Theodore Herzl, Vol
“We should prepare to go over to the offensive with the aim
of smashing Lebanon, Trans-jordan and Syria... The weak point in the
Arab coalition is Lebanon [for] the Moslem regime is artificial and easy
to undermine. A Christian state should be established... When we smash
the [Arab] Legions strength and bomb Amman, we will eliminate
Transjordan, too, and then Syria will fall. If Egypt still dares to
fight on, we shall bomb Port Said, Alexandria, and Cairo."
Ben-Gurion, May 1948, to the General Staff. From Ben-Gurion, A
Biography, by Michael Ben-Zohar, Delacorte, New York 1978.
pro Israel U.S. media compliant as usual (Why? See who owns the
Media) refuses to show any photos of the carnage of Gaza’s children
preferring to focus on Obama’s choice of a dog for the White House.
The most important element of Gaza’s genocide akin to the genocide
in Lebanon in 2006 was that both genocides were Pre Planned by Israel
--Lebanon’s invasion in 2006 to eliminate Hezbollah.
Justification Hezbollah’s kidnapping of 2 Israeli soldiers:
According to Ha’aretz, March 8, 2007, “PM: War Planned Months in
“Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told the Winograd
Commission that his decision to respond to the abduction of soldiers
with a broad military operation was made as early as March 2006, four
months before last summer's Lebanon war broke out”
(March 9, 2007) also reported Olmert’s admission of the preplanned
attack on Lebanon in 2006.
“Preparations for Israel's war in
Lebanon last summer were drawn up at least four months before two
Israeli soldiers were kidnapped by Hizbullah in July, Ehud Olmert, the
prime minister, has admitted. contradicted the impression at the
time that Israel was provoked into a battle for which it was
ill-prepared. Mr. Olmert told the Winograd commission.”
hatred and racism of Israeli political (see below) and military
officials become publicly apparent from time to time as they plan to
annihilate Arab civilians, preemptively bomb Syrian installations, or
plan to bomb Iran, although the usual mad bomber Bush nixed that for the
Here are some quotes from Israeli soldiers prior to
invading Lebanon as reported by ABC, July 25, 2006.
soldier put it plainly: "We're going to shoot anything we see."
Such racism and hatred is a reflection of the same vile outlook by
Israeli officials and Rabbis (see quotes below).
On the same
invasion, Haim Ramon, Israeli’s Justice Minister on July 27 said:
"All those now in south Lebanon are terrorists who are related in some
way to Hezbollah".
--Gaza’s current Genocide: 2008 - 2009
According to the Guardian (Dec. 29, 2008) Israel was pre planning the
genocide against Gaza for 6 months.
This was also reported in the
Israeli Haaretz paper.
“Sources in the defense establishment
said Defense Minister Ehud Barak instructed the Israel Defense Forces to
prepare for the operation over six months ago, even as Israel was
beginning to negotiate a ceasefire agreement with Hamas.” (Haaretz
Israel’s dehumanization and racism against all gentiles,
not just Palestinians, is a basic religious belief that is based on the
Rabbinic teaching of the Babylonian Talmud itself.
Prime Ministers have described Palestinians as less worthy than Israeli
lives, as “beasts”, “cockroaches”, “crocodiles”; that they should be
crushed like grasshoppers”. Golda Maier even denied their very
Israel’s Past President Moshe Katsav said of Palestinians
(Jerusalem Post, May 10, 2001)
"There is a huge gap between us (Jews)
and our enemies not just in ability but in morality, culture, sanctity
of life, and conscience. They are our neighbors here, but it seems as if
at a distance of a few hundred meters away, there are people who do not
belong to our continent, to our world, but actually belong to a
While Rabbis uttered these racist statements
against all gentiles, Christians and Muslims:
The body of a Jewish
person," Schneerson bragged, "is of a totally different quality from the
body of members of all other nations of the world. Bodies of the
Gentiles are in vain. An even greater difference is in regard to the
soul...A non-Jewish soul comes from three satanic spheres, while the
Jewish soul stems from holiness."
--Rabbi Mendel Schneerson
"The difference between a Jewish soul and souls of non-Jews -
all of them in all dlfferent levels - is greater and deeper than the
difference between a human soul and the souls of cattle.
--“Jewish Fundamentalism”, by Israel Shahak and Norton Mezvinksy, p. ix
Throughout Israel’s bloody history no weapons are off limits
against civilians and no life is sacred be it an Arab, an American or
any citizen of the world.
The children of Gaza are being killed,
burned, maimed, and orphaned because their parents had the audacity to
believe in the democratic free process to choose their government,
Hamas, which infuriated America and Israel despite their support for
Thus Gaza’s children are paying the ultimate
price for Bush’s “export of democracy” to the Middle East.
While Israel is killing Palestinian children it is politically killing
the will of the entire world that demands Israel stop its genocide
against innocent youngest citizens of Gaza. Israel can defy
the world and all its International organizations for one reason:
It has America’s government in its pocket.
During the debate in
the U.N. Security Council on January 6, 2009 the Israeli Ambassador
Gabriela Shalev delivered a speech that can only be described as
masterfully crafted lies, myths, and spin to defend the indefensible in
Israel’s “genocide du jour” against the Palestinians that began in 1944.
“For Israel, every civilian death --
Israeli, as well as Palestinian -- was a tragedy. Israel had,
therefore, taken steps to show respect for all human life. It had
taken every measure to limit civilian casualties. The Israel
Defense Forces had dropped tens of thousands of leaflets and made
thousands of phone calls to
Palestinian civilians, beseeching them
to leave areas of terrorist operation to avoid harm.
its history has Israel ever given a damn about killing anyone who stands
in its way on any issue. From the 1948 ethnic cleansing and
genocide against Palestinians, to the hundreds of U.N. documented
terrorist attacks against the British army and Palestinian civilians
(including the bombing of the King David Hotel, and the massacre of the
entire Palestinian village of Deir Yassin), to Jewish terrorists on
January 4, 1948 driving a truck loaded with explosives detonating it in
the middle of the city of Jaffa killing 26 civilians (Israel was first
to use car/truck bombs in the MidEast); to its assassination of the U.N.
peace envoy Count Folke Bernadotte in 1948 for recommending the return
of the expelled Palestinian refugees, assassination of the British Lord
Moyne for his stance against increased Jewish immigration to Palestine;
on December 12, 1954 Israel committed the first airline hijacking in
the MidEast by hijacking a civilian Syrian airliner and forcing it to
land in Israel. This incident prompted Israel’s Foreign Minister
Moshe Sharett to write in his diary:
“They (military leaders) seem to presume that the state of Israel may—or
even must---behave in the realm of international relations according to
the laws of the jungle” Till this day Israel still lives by
--Donald Neff, “Fifty Years of Israel”, page 117
To count the
ways Israel from its inception has done nothing but “harm” civilians
would need an encyclopedia, but here are a few indisputable facts of how
Israel wishes to live in Peace with its Palestinian Neighbors while
claiming to protect civilian lives.
1. Israel’s many
Preemptive Wars on Arabs:
--Israeli Wars on Arabs, including
Palestinians: 1948, 1956, 1967, 1978, 1982, 1996, 1987, 2000, 2008
--Arab Wars on Israel: 1973
1982: Israel’s Genocide
against Lebanon: 20,000 civilian deaths (plus 2,000 massacred
civilians in Sabra and Shatila camps). Over a dozen U.N. Security
Council Resolutions were ignored by Israel during that summer.
1996: Israel deliberately and knowingly shelled a U.N. compound
where civilians took shelter in Qana killing over 100 civilians.
U.N. Secretary General Butros Butros Ghali was denied a second term by
the U.S. due to his release of the U.N.’s investigation of this horrific
massacre showing Israel deliberately bombed the U.N. compound.
2006: Israel again launched a massive genocide against Lebanon
devastating the nation’s infrastructure and killing over 1,300 civilians
many in Red Cross and U.N. convoys escaping the indiscriminate bombing.
Over the last 72 hours of the genocide Israel dropped over 2 million
Cluster Bombs to ensure the death, injury, and maiming of civilians,
especially the children. Israel still refuses to cooperate
with the U.N. as to where the locations of these deadly bombs are.
Illegal Annexation of the Golan Heights and East Jerusalem in defiance
of U.N. Security Council Resolutions
2. Israel’s Terrorism
against Palestinians massacring more Palestinians in 6 years than all
terrorism related Israeli deaths in 86 Years:
Terrorism Deaths 1920 – 1999: 2,580 (Israeli Ministry of
--Total Excess Mortality Deaths Post 1967 among
Palestinians in Occupied Territories: 300,000
With the Post 1967 under 5 years excess deaths: 183,000 (90% were
avoidable: United Nations)
--Total Israeli Terrorism Deaths
Sept. 2000 – April 2006: 1,133: Injured 12,594
Palestinian deaths by Israel’s military: Sept. 2000 – April 2006:
5,144 (Including 952 children) Injured 57,100
Israeli Deaths from Terrorism in 86 years: 1920 – 2006:
--Total Palestinian Deaths due to Israel’s Genocide in Gaza in
17 days: About 1,000
3. Illegal Settlements built on
Occupied Palestinian Lands. Deemed illegal and an obstacle
to peace by all U.S. Presidents since 1967, including by George W. Bush
The construction of illegal Settlements in the Golan Heights,
Sinai, and the Occupied Palestinian territories began within days of
Israel’s capture of these territories after Israel’s1967 Preemptive War
in total defiance of U.N. Security Council Resolutions, the
International Court of Justice, U.S. policy, and International
"Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory,
including East Jerusalem, are illegal and an obstacle to peace and to
economic and social development [... and] have been established in
breach of international law." --International
Court of Justice Ruling, July 9, 2004
Currently there are 121
settlements and approximately 102 Israeli outposts built illegally on
Palestinian land occupied by Israel in 1967 inhabited by 462,000 Israeli
settlers. In Arab East Jerusalem there are 191,000 Israeli settlers.
Immediately after Bush’s Annapolis Conference that demanded a halt to
settlement construction, Ehud Olmert returned to Israel to give orders
to expand settlement construction by another 9,000 units around East
Jerusalem and another 2,600 new units in the West Bank. America
expressed its “concern”
4. Illegal Demolitions of
Palestinian Homes creating more Palestinian refugees.
Israeli home has been demolished, since 1967 Israel has demolished
18,147 Palestinian homes displacing another 100,000 Palestinians to
become refugees living in tents. During the Al Aqsa Intafada alone
which began in September 2000, Israel committed mass demolition of 4,170
5. Illegal building of the Apartheid
The Illegal Apartheid Wall that snakes around the West
Bank annexes more Palestinian land including in Bethlehem, separating
families, villages, and farmers from their land. The United
Nations and International Court of Justice declared the wall illegal
A United Nations report finds that 12,000 Palestinians could be cut from
their land, work and essential social services.
Talking Points and narrative adopted and parroted blindly by the U.S.
media and Government
That Israel has an enormous rapid media
response propaganda machine that bombs the world with the same talking
points has been demonstrated for over sixty years.
Israeli Ambassador Gabriela Shalev’s speech to the Security Council:
“’The residents of those towns (Israeli) generally had 15 seconds to
rush, with their children and elderly, for cover.” This speech
was delivered on January 6, 2009 in New York City.
January 9, 2009, the Israeli Ambassador to Ireland, Zion Evrony, wrote
an op-ed (Israel's actions necessary so our citizens can live in peace)
in the Irish Times defending Israel’s genocide with the same “15 second’
canard. He was responding to a very passionate courageous article
written by Fintan “O’toole
Ambassador Evronv writes:
O'Toole will never have the awful experience of running with his
children to reach a bomb shelter within15 seconds”
quote from Mr. O’Toole’s Article:
“When does the mandate of
victimhood expire? At what point does the Nazi genocide of Europe's Jews
cease to excuse the state of Israel from the demands of international
law and of common humanity?....The words that emerged from Auschwitz -
"Never Again" - are the most powerful protection we have from moral
hypocrisy, from racism, and from the twisted language that defends the
indefensible….It is a great historic tragedy that those words must now
be spoken against the Jewish state.”
--Fintan O’Toole, “Israel Must
Be Held To Account over Gaza Action”, Irish Times, January 6, 2008
Mr. O’Toole went on to say that Israel has adopted two Nazi policies,
the first is “collective punishment” of an entire population, and second
that of “profound racism”.
Before, during, and after Israel
commits another genocide the all powerful Israel Lobby goes into full
active mode to control, spin, and manipulate the genocide narrative to
defend Israel as having been forced to defend itself against the Arab
Muslim “terrorists” while presenting Israel as the “victim” of
terrorism. The White House, Congress, Pro Israel Academia, and
the mainly Jewish owned media overwhelm and indoctrinate America with
the talking points du jour in favor of Israel.
the cowardly “Little Knesset” we call Congress both houses passed, as
they’re required to do, resolutions supporting Israel’s genocide in
Gaza. Thus between Bush’s undying love for Israel during his
farewell days and Congressional support of Israel, Barack Obama’s hands
are shackled when he takes office on this issue. Not that he wasn’t
already paid and bought for by his rich “Jewish friends” and his mass
appointments of Jews in his administration as well as the closet Jew,
Congressional democrats and republicans went on
multiple television shows to utter the talking points AIPAC provided;
mainly asking rhetorically, what if Mexico or Canada attacked a U.S.
city with rockets---wouldn’t we respond? Obama while
visiting Israel said the same but coined it as to what if his 2
daughters were attacked by rockets, he would have to respond.
Some of the talking points emanating from our indoctrinated politicians
1. Israel has the right to defend itself.
Which means the Lebanese and Palestinians have no such right when Israel
invades, kills, and occupies their land.
2. To teach the
“terrorists” a lesson not to resist their subjugation and keep quiet.
3. Remove “terrorist” regimes and establish pro democracy,
i.e. Pro Israel regimes. By any sense of justice these
“terrorist” regimes are legitimate resistance movements internationally
sanctioned to remove the yoke of colonial occupation of their lives and
4. Kill enough civilians to cause them to overthrow their
5. “Terrorist” groups are to be
blamed for heavy civilian casualties since they use civilians as human
See discussion on human shields further down the
7. Israel’s Violation of International Law and
Every international body from the U.S. State
Department, to the United Nations, the E.U., International Court of
Justice and every International Human Rights Organization has condemned
Israel for its decade’s long violations of International Law and Human
Rights for its illegal occupation of Palestinian territories and massive
abuses of their human rights.
From the U.S. State Department
Country Human Rights Report 2007.
“Both Israeli and Palestinian
NGOs reported that the Israeli authorities used excessive force, abused
civilians and detainees, tortured Palestinian detainees, failed to take
proper disciplinary actions, improperly applied security internment
procedures, maintained austere and overcrowded detention facilities,
imposed severe restrictions on freedom of movement, and limited
cooperation with NGOs.”
“The Israeli air strikes on the Gaza
Strip represent severe and massive violations of international
humanitarian law as defined in the Geneva Conventions, both in regard to
the obligations of an Occupying Power and in the requirements of the
laws of war...The Israeli air strikes today, and the catastrophic human
toll that they caused, challenge those countries that have been and
remain complicit, either directly or indirectly, in Israel's violations
of international law. That complicity includes those countries knowingly
providing the military equipment including warplanes and missiles used
in these illegal attacks, as well as those countries who have supported
and participated in the siege of
Gaza that itself has caused a
--Professor Richard Falk, “Israeli
Violates International Humanitarian Law, U.N. Special Rapporteur for
Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, January 2, 2008; “United
Nations Human Rights Council.
Professor Falk, a professor of
International Law at Princeton University was sent to Israel to
investigate Israel’s human rights abuses against the Palestinians.
Israel detained him at the airport in a small cramped filthy room for 15
hours then expelled him out of the country. No nation but
Israel can get away with such humiliation of a U.N. official.
“Hovering above all this is the dark shadow of occupation and the
separation regime evermore entrenched in the Occupied Territories. For
forty-one years, Israel has denied fundamental rights to four million
Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Even the
establishment of the Palestinian Authority in the mid-1990s and Israeli
withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in the summer of 2005 did not change the
fundamental imbalance of power in which Israel controls the lives of the
Palestinians, and is
responsible for the daily, severe, and ongoing
violations of their rights. Under the domination of Israel, which
defines itself as a democracy, live several million people who are
denied their rights under military occupation in which no rights are
guaranteed: not the right to life, personal security, or freedom of
movement, not the right to earn a livelihood, to freedom of expression,
or to health. In the reality of the Occupied Territories, particularly
since the second Intifada in late 2000, most rights have long lost their
-- Association for Civil Rights in Israel State of Human Rights Report,
From Amnesty International USA 2008 Annual Report for Israel.
“The human rights situation in the Israeli Occupied Palestinian
Territories (OPT) remained dire… In June, the Israeli government imposed
an unprecedented blockade on the Gaza Strip, virtually imprisoning its
entire 1.5 million population, subjecting them to collective punishment
and causing the gravest humanitarian crisis to date. Some 40
Palestinians died after being refused passage out of Gaza for urgent
medical treatment not available in local hospitals. Most Gazans were
left dependent on international aid for survival but UN aid agencies
complained that the Israeli blockade made it difficult for them to
provide the much needed assistance. In the West Bank, the Israeli
authorities continued to expand illegal settlements and build a 700-km
fence/wall in violation of international law. Impunity remained the norm
for Israeli soldiers and Israeli settlers who committed serious abuses
against Palestinians, including unlawful killings, physical assaults and
attacks on property. Thousands of Palestinians were arrested, most of
whom were released without charge.”
8. Blaming Hamas for
breaking the Six month ceasefire with Israel.
Another Lie from
Ambassador Gabriela Shalev’s speech to the U.N. Security Council on
January 6, 2008 blamed Hamas for breaking the six month ceasefire with
“In its effort to avoid confrontation, Israel had agreed
six months ago to an Egyptian-brokered "situation of calm". Hamas
had violated that agreement on a daily basis, as over 350 rockets and
mortar shells had been fired into Israel during that period.”
Only Israel would have the chutzpah to issue such blatant lies publicly.
In its lies it depends on the U.S. media, the only media that matters to
Israel, to not investigate such statements, not to show any videos or
photos of mutilated Palestinian children but rather focus on the single
structure hit by an inerrant small rocket fired by Hamas, and in general
simply parrot the amply provided Israeli talking points.
please view these videos on YOUTUBE to see Israel itself admit that
Hamas did not fire rockets during the six month truce.
MUST MUST MUST see
Video: ISRAEL ADMITS “NO HAMAS ROCKETS FIRED DURING CEASEFIRE”
The youtube video below shows the same Israeli spokesman, Mark
Regev, insist that Israel fired into the 3 U.N. schools in response to
Hamas rockets, killing 43 Palestinians, mostly children. Later
Israel admitted that there were no Hamas fire from the schools, too late
for the dead families and children. After a day’s investigation it
stated that one of its missiles missed its mark and accidentally hit the
schools despite the U.N. having provided the location of the schools
long before the Gaza genocide.
several international media agencies in fact reported that it was Israel
that broke the ceasefire.
"The six-month ceasefire started
coming apart at the beginning of November after Israeli commandos killed
a team of Hamas fighters during a raid on a tunnel they suspected was
being dug for kidnapping of Israeli soldiers. That raid set off more
--U.S. News and World Report, December 30,
--CNN confirms Israel Broke Ceasefire First, December 31,
--Guardian, “Gaza Truce Broken as Israel raid kills six
Hamas gunmen”, November 5, 2008
--Economist. "The last straw came in
November, when Israelis killed six gunmen “, December 30,
ignored by our media is that Hamas reached out to Israel to continue the
“Israel has also ignored recent Hamas'
diplomatic initiatives to reestablish the truce or ceasefire since its
expiration on 26 December
Gaza that itself has caused a humanitarian
--Professor Richard Falk, “Israeli Violates
International Humanitarian Law, U.N. Special Rapporteur for Human Rights
in the Occupied Territories, January 2, 2008; “United Nations Human
“Before it falls down the memory hole, we should
remember that last week, Hamas offered a ceasefire in return for basic
and achievable compromises. Don't take my word for it. According to the
Israeli press, Yuval Diskin, the current head of the Israeli security
service Shin Bet, "told the Israeli cabinet [on 23 December] that Hamas
is interested in continuing the truce, but wants to improve its terms."
Diskin explained that Hamas was requesting two things: an end to the
blockade, and an Israeli ceasefire on the West Bank. The cabinet - high
with election fever and eager to appear tough - rejected these terms.”
--Johann Hari; “The true story behind this war is not the one Israel is
telling”, Independent, December 29, 2008
9. Hamas (and
Hezbollah) Use Civilians as Human Shields
Another Lie by
Israel’s Ambassador Gabriela Shalev in her speech to the U.N.S.C.
January 6, 2008 is that Hamas uses civilians as human shields.
This is the perpetual standing lie whenever Israel deliberate kills
civilians. The White House, the subservient Congress, and supportive
media repeat this lie constantly until it’s become the knee-jerk
statement when massive civilian casualties arise from Israel’s
bombs---blame the victim because Israel is too civilized to wantonly
kill civilians. This was used against Hezbollah during
Israel’s annihilation of Lebanon in 2006. She said:
showed similar disdain for the Palestinian people, she said. It
had adopted a terrorist tactic -- "a coward's tactic" -- of using
civilians as shields”
It’s beyond human comprehension that
either of the resistant movements Hezbollah and Hamas who were formed to
fight Israel’s military occupation and subjugation of their families and
peoples would deliberately and knowingly use their own people to protect
themselves. Why? Because Israel doesn’t give a damn about
any Arab Christian or Muslim life be they Lebanese, Palestinian, Syrian
or of any other nationality regardless if they’re surrounded by fighters
or simply sleeping in their beds. Israel’s aim is to
kill as many civilians as fast as possible before international pressure
coalesces to ask them to stop.
According to Human Rights Watch’s
study: “Fatal Strikes: Israel's Indiscriminate Attacks Against
Civilians in Lebanon”; August 2, 2006, HRW reported that it found “no
cases in which Hezbollah deliberately used civilians as shields to
protect them from retaliatory IDF attack.”
such as Amnesty International came to the same conclusion.
“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance
to get its pants on.”---Winston Churchill
In fact it is Israel
that is using Palestinian youths as human shields (see photos in links
The Israeli paper Ha’aretz, 9/4/05, “IDF still uses human
shields in Violation of High Court Ruling” states:
Defense Forces is still using Palestinians as human shields, in defiance
of a High Court of Justice ruling forbidding the practice, Haaretz has
learned….An IDF force broke into Mahmoud Rajabi's home in the Jabel
Johar neighborhood in eastern Hebron at about 4 A.M. last Wednesday and
forced three brothers to serve as human shields….At first, the IDF
spokesman denied that the three brothers were being held against their
will and said they could leave whenever they wanted. But the force's
commander told Haaretz that they were holding the three until the
operation ended” and it was “normal procedure intended to protect his
The Ambassador went on to say:
was no similarity between military commanders that worked hard to ensure
their operations were carried out in accordance with international law
and those that filled homes with missiles.”
However the same HRW
report, Fatal Strikes, has this sentence in its introduction to the
This report documents serious violations of international
humanitarian law (the laws of war) by Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in
Lebanon between July 12 and July 27, 2006, as well as the July 30 attack
10. The Greatest Lie Ever Told About Israel’s
Wars and Occupations shamelessly and publicly---that unlike Hamas,
Israel Respects U.N. Security Council Resolutions
incredible chutzpah Ambassador Gabriela Shalev said:
Council's credibility strengthened if it called for a ceasefire that
"effectively equates a terrorist group with a State defending itself
against it??” Moreover, did anyone really believe that Hamas would
heed the Council's words?
The factual reality here is stunning.
No nation has been as widely condemned by United Nations
Resolutions and U.N. Agencies as has Israel. Over 300 United
Nations Resolutions (including over 90 U.N. Security Council
Resolutions---excluding the additional 45 the U.S. vetoed) have been
passed condemning Israel to no avail. All U.N. agencies such as
the UN Human Rights Council, World Health Organization, U.N. Economic
and Social Council, UNRWA, UNICEF, UNDP, UNESCO have also passed
resolutions condemning Israel for its violation of International and
Humanitarian Laws. The World Bank, International Court of Justice,
all International Human Rights Organizations, including those in Israel,
B’tselem, Rabbis for Human Rights, Amnesty International, Human Rights
Watch; all relief organizations from around the world, and all medical
and health organizations; and even the Vatican have condemned Israel for
its defiance of U.N. Resolutions and International Law.
what the Vatican Justice and Peace Minister Cardinal Renato Martino said
on January 7, 2009, said expressing the Vatican’s concern about the dire
humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip:
"Let’s look at the
conditions in Gaza: these increasingly resemble a big concentration
11. Israel always wants peace and this newest
genocide is a prerequisite for peace: but for Whom?
Certainly not for the over 300 Palestinian infants and children murdered
by Israel in Gaza
Again, another lie by Ambassador Shalev:
"It is not enough to speak of peace; we have to confront those who work
to destroy it. For this reason, the
current campaign is not an
obstacle to peace, but a prerequisite for it."
One doesn’t know
where to begin to refute this lie. Perhaps one should start
from the foundation of this criminal state and its ethnic cleansing of
two thirds of the Palestinian population during their genocidal campaign
After President Truman in direct opposition to his
foreign policy team supported the creation of Israel in 1948 he was
sickened by Israel’s criminality against the Palestinian refugees.
Thus in the summer of 1949(April –September) along with the United
Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine (UNCCP) the Lausanne
Conference (Switzerland) was convened to address the tragedy of the
Palestinian refugees. Israel and the Arab states attended the
Ambassador Mark Etheridge was Truman’s envoy to the
conference. After three months of negotiations Israel refused to
take any responsibility for the expelled Palestinian refugees.
Ambassador Etheridge wrote this to the State Department:
we gave Israel birth we are blamed for her belligerence and her
arrogance and for the cold-bloodedness of her attitude toward
refugees…what I can see is an abortion of justice and humanity to what I
do not want to be midwife… Israel must accept responsibility….her
attitude toward refugees is morally reprehensible….Her position as
conqueror demanding more does not make for peace.”
-- Donald Neff,
former Time Magazine Jerusalem Correspondent in "Fifty Years of Israel",
The U.N. Commission also declared that
Government of Israel is not prepared to implement the part of paragraph
11 of the General Assembly resolution of 11 December 1948 (U.N.
Resolution 194 on return of refugees) which resolves that the refugees
wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbors
should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date”.
Contrary to Israel’s all powerful propaganda Hamas has offered a peace
initiative to accept a Palestinian state along the 1967 border which
conforms to U.N. Resolution 242 passed in 1967 and to America's long
standing policy. Soon after its free and democratic
election in 2006 Hamas’ leader Ismail Haniyeh reached out to Bush to
seek a peaceful settlement with Israel.
In a Ha’aretz
article titled; “In 2006 letter to Bush, Haniyeh offered compromise with
“A few months after Hamas' 2006 election
victory, leader Ismail Haniyeh tried to start a dialogue with U.S.
President George W. Bush….. On June 6, 2006, Haniyeh met Dr. Jerome
Segal of the University of Maryland in the Gaza Strip…Segal had been
involved in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process for many.
Haniyeh laid out the political platform he maintains to this day. "We
are so concerned about stability and security in the area that we don't
mind having a Palestinian state in the 1967 borders and offering a truce
for many years," he wrote…. Haniyeh called on Bush to launch a dialogue
with the Hamas government….We are not warmongers, we are peace makers
and we call on the American government to have direct negotiations with
the elected government," he wrote. Haniyeh also urged the American
government to act to end the international boycott "because the
continuation of this situation will encourage violence and chaos in the
whole region….Segal gave State Department and NSC officials the original
letter... Washington did not reply to these messages and maintained its
boycott of the Hamas government.”
Ha’aretz reported on 4/21/08:
“Hamas' political leader Khaled Meshal on Monday said Hamas would
accept a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip along
Israel's pre-1967 borders, and would grant Israel a 10-year hudna, or
truce, as an implicit proof of recognition if Israel withdraws from
Meshal's comments were one of the clearest outlines
Hamas has given for what it would do if Israel withdrew from the
territories it captured in the 1967 Six Day War. He suggested Hamas
would accept Israel's existence alongside a Palestinian state on the
rest of the lands Israel has held since 1948”
“The Hamas leader in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, said on
Saturday his government was willing to accept a Palestinian state within
the 1967 borders.
The Hamas leader spoke at a meeting with 11
European parliamentarians who sailed from Cyprus to the Gaza Strip to
protest Israel's naval blockade of the territory. Haniyeh told his
guests Israel rejected his initiative.”
Armed resistance against any foreign occupation is an internationally
recognized right of all peoples. Hezbollah, Hamas, Iraqis,
Afghanis, Chechens, Kashmiris and people around the world who live under
the evil yoke of a foreign army must raise their voices and guns to
Enshrined in the U.N. Charter are the
inalienable rights of peoples to self determination, freedom, and right
to resistance against foreign occupation. On December 7,
1987 the U.N. General Assembly passed Resolution
reaffirmed these principles in addition to condemning all forms of
International Terrorism committed by states, organizations, or persons.
The resolution passed with a 153 – 2 vote: Ironically
the two nay votes were: U.S. and Israel.
“Measures to prevent international terrorism which
endangers or takes innocent human lives or jeopardizes fundamental
freedoms and study of the underlying causes of those forms of terrorism
and acts of violence which lie in misery, frustration, grievance and
despair and which cause some people to sacrifice human lives,
including their own, in an attempt to effect radical changes:
Reaffirming also the inalienable right to self-determination and
Independence of all peoples under colonial and racist regimes and other
forms of alien domination, and upholding the legitimacy of their
particular the struggle of national liberation
movements, in accordance with the purposes and principles of the
Charter and of the Declaration on Principles of International Law
concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation among States in
accordance with the Charter of the United Nations,
efforts and important achievements of the International Civil Aviation
Organization and the International Maritime Organization in promoting
the security of international air (could 9/11 have been prevented?) and
sea transport against acts of terrorism, consistent with General
Assembly resolution 40/61,”
Thus the two nations that thrive
politically, economically, and militarily on the “war on terror”
themselves voted against the resolution that condemns terror and asks
for international cooperation to prevent it.
Hypocrisy and Double Standards have always been the hallmarks of empires
Israel thrives on wars and murder. This
is the only standard policy of all Israeli governments regardless of
party. Israel needs wars not only to expand its territories and
fulfill the dream of Zionism but just as importantly to avoid internal
strife between the different factions and ethnicities of Jews living in
Israel that could easily erupt into a civil war, especially between the
Ashkenazi (European Jews) and Sephardic Jews from the Middle East.
Israel is a corrupt moral, spiritual, and economic nation that depends
on wars to distract from internal discontent. During
election campaigns politicians vie to reach the innermost murderous soul
of the populace as to who can commit the greater genocide upon the
“Violence can only be
concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence. Any
man who has once proclaimed violence as his method is inevitably forced
to take the lie as his principle.”
Nothing can bring internal peace to
Israel, not its enormous wealth, the sixteenth richest nation on earth,
not its fourth most powerful army in the world (Israel now is the fourth
largest exporter of weapons in the world), not its hundreds of nuclear
weapons, and not its complete strangle hold on the world’s sole
superpower and on European governments.
Nothing will ever
satisfy a Zionist’s heart and soul for it is based on the evil premise
of supremacy, racism, arrogance of power, divine selection, and an
inherent right that the world is for Jews only and that no one has the
right to tell Jews what to do or hold them accountable.
“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.”
For the second time in two years Israel is
committing genocide against a civilian population using the latest
American made weapons in direct violation of the U.S. Arms Export Act
that limits use of American weapons to defensive purposes only.
But don’t expect Obama or the Congress to raise this issue.
There are only two ways to achieve peace, either by peace or by force.
Somehow someway the world needs to find the courage to end the
60 years of Israeli wars, occupations of Arab and western governments,
genocides, lies, myths, propaganda, and a powerful Lobby that instills
the fear of organized Jewry into the pocketbook of American politicians.
Israel’s existence violates divine and all human laws. It’s a
criminal nation whose thirst for blood is never quenched.
Israel has succeeded in creating a rift, a doubt, even a simmering
hatred between the Christian and Muslim worlds. Only Israel
benefits from a manufactured conflict between these two worlds who
ultimately worship the same God.
To safeguard our humanity and
security we all must demand Israel’s leaders be brought to face charges
of crimes against humanity at the Hague’s International Court of
If we don’t, then this genocide too shall pass from our
memories as soon as the bombs stop shredding the lives of Gaza’s
children whose breath and dreams litter the mass graves in Gaza.
May God protect the children of Gaza from Israel, American complicity,
Arab impotence, and the silence of good people.
Calls to Charge Israel with War Crimes growing, January 13, 2009
Ambassador Shalev Speech to U.N. Security Council, January 6, 2009
MUST Read Article by Prof. Avi Shlaim of Oxford University titled:
“How Israel brought Gaza to the brink of humanitarian catastrophe”,
January 7, 2009
“Gaza under fire: Children found next to dead mothers”, January 9, 2009
Amnesty International Report: Israel using Palestinians as
B’tselem, Israel human rights group, accuses Israel of using
Palestinians as human shields
showing ISRAEL using Palestinians as Human Shields
Israel accused of using Palestinians as Human Shields
http://mailstar.net/shahak2.html “Jewish Fundamentalism” by Israel
Shahak and Norton Mezvinsky
(Must See Zionist Quotes)
Israel’s main Human Rights Group: See their Reports and important
(Statistics on Israeli Palestinian deaths from Israel’s Ministry of
(U.N. Stats on Second Intafada deaths Israeli/Palestinians)
Stats on Change of Religious Mix and Jewish Immigration to Israel: on
Israel’s Wealth, Military Expenditure, and Fatalities since 2000 Good
Must See Videos on Current Genocide of Gaza including statements by
Rep’s Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul)
Campaign Against House Demolitions
Video on Home Demolitions. Very Important Site with vital
Statistics on Israel’s Genocide on Gaza, Home Demolitions, and the
Apartheid Wall: Great Videos)
Israeli Settlements and Ruling of Int’l Court of Justice
http://portail.islamboutique.fr/gaza2008/ (Photos of Gaza Massacre)
Israel’s Ambassador OpEd to the Irish Times, January 9, 2009
Israel Shelled Gaza Palestinians after Evacuating, UN say, January
March 1, 2008, Israel threatens to unleash 'holocaust' in Gaza”
Israel Broke Ceasefire First
Gaza truce broken as Israeli raid kills six Hamas gunmen, November
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLmfAjOpgYQ (Video of Carnage
in Gaze courtesy of Israel and America)
http://www.amnestyusa.org/LetterToSecretaryRice.pdf (January 2,
Letter from Amnesty International USA to Secretary Condi Rice
on America’s “lopsided” response to Gaza’s recent violence and “its
lackadaisical efforts to ameliorate the humanitarian crisis in Gaza”.
It also called for an “immediate suspension of weapons to Israel.”
Israel broke ceasefire first
collection of photos of Gaza’s genocide)
V. Impt review of Israel’s violations of International Law/Human
Rights with great maps on Israel’s occupation/settlement increases/land
annexation, and building of the Apartheid Wall.
Association of Civil
Rights in Israel State of Human Rights in Israel 2008
Amnesty International 2008 State of Human Rights in Israel
Department Country Report on Human Rights on Israel, 2007
Johann Hari: The true story behind this war is not the one Israel is
telling; December 29, 2008
Robert Fisk: Why Do They Hate the West So Much, We Will Ask;
Jan 9, 2009
Israel threatens to unleash 'holocaust' in Gaza; March 1, 2008
PHOTO; The day Israel used a boy aged 13 as a human shield
Photo of the
“peaceful” Jewish settlers Israel is protecting through genocidal wars
The UN said in a report that 30 Palestinians were killed earlier this
week when the Israeli army sheltered dozens of civilians in a house
which was later hit by shells.
U.N . General
Assembly Resolution on Self Determination, Legitimate Resistance, and
State”, 1/12/09, Israel’s Double Standard on UN Resolutions
http://www.csulb.edu/~kmacd/index.html (Prof. Kevin MacDonald’s Home
“How can such a minority have such huge effects on the history
of the West?
Professor Kevin MacDonald, Department of Psychology,
California State University , Long Beach
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