Archive for November, 2008
Israeli Anti-Terror Commandos Sent To Mumbai To Assist in Operations
Israeli intel officers sent to Mumbai United Press International
Published: Nov. 28, 2008 at 1:14 AMOrder reprints | Feedback MUMBAI, Nov. 28 (UPI) — Israel, concerned about its nationals trapped or missing in terrorist-ravaged Mumbai, has sent intelligence officers to India, Haaretz newspaper reported.
Separately, The Jerusalem Post quoted Israeli officials as saying the Indian counter-terrorist forces are well trained but sufficient intelligence was not gathered before engaging the terrorists.
Indian military and police commandos, who have been battling the terrorists since they went on their killing spree Wednesday, concentrated their operation Friday on freeing hostages held by the gunmen at the Chabad House, a Jewish center in the fashionable and upscale Nariman Point. The place, among other buildings owned by the Jewish community, is a favorite of Israeli tourists.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak also offered security, intelligence and humanitarian aid to India
Israeli Anti-Terror Commandos to Be Sent To Mumbai To Assist in Operations
Nov 18, 2008 19:32 | Updated Nov 19, 2008 10:03
Israel ‘occupies’ no Arab territories
By LOUIS RENE BERES
In urgent matters of national survival and geopolitics, words matter. The still generally unchallenged language referring provocatively to an Israeli “Occupation” always overlooks the pertinent and incontestable history of the West Bank (Judea/Samaria) and Gaza.
A topographical map of Israel, delineating the 1967 borders.
Perhaps the most evident omission concerns the unwitting manner in which these “Territories” fell into Israel’s hands in the first place. It is simply and widely disregarded that “occupation” followed the multi-state Arab aggression of 1967 – one never disguised by Egypt, Syria or Jordan.
A sovereign state of Palestine did not exist before 1967 or 1948. Nor was a state of Palestine ever promised by UN Security Council Resolution 242. Contrary to popular understanding, a state of Palestine has never existed. Never.
Even as a nonstate legal entity, “Palestine” ceased to exist in 1948, when Great Britain relinquished its League of Nations mandate. During the 1948-49 Israeli War of Independence (a war of survival fought because the entire Arab world had rejected the authoritative United Nations resolution creating a Jewish state), the West Bank and Gaza came under the illegal control of Jordan and Egypt respectively. These Arab conquests did not put an end to an already-existing state or to an ongoing trust territory. What these aggressions did accomplish was the effective prevention, sui generis, of a state of Palestine. The original hopes for Palestine were dashed, therefore, not by the new Jewish state or by its supporters, but by the Arab states, especially Jordan and Egypt.
LET US return to an earlier history. From the Biblical Period (ca. 1350 BCE to 586 BCE) to the British Mandate (1918 – 1948), the land named by the Romans after the ancient Philistines was controlled only by non-Palestinian elements. Significantly, however, a continuous chain of Jewish possession of the land was legally recognized after World War I, at the San Remo Peace Conference of April 1920. There, a binding treaty was signed in which Great Britain was given mandatory authority over “Palestine” (the area had been ruled by the Ottoman Turks since 1516) to prepare it to become the “national home for the Jewish People.” Palestine, according to the Treaty, comprised territories encompassing what are now the states of Jordan and Israel, including the West Bank and Gaza. Present-day Israel comprises only 22 percent of Palestine as defined and ratified at the San Remo Peace Conference.
In 1922, Great Britain unilaterally and without any lawful authority split off 78 percent of the lands promised to the Jews – all of Palestine east of the Jordan River – and gave it to Abdullah, the non-Palestinian son of the Sharif of Mecca. Eastern Palestine now took the name Transjordan, which it retained until April 1949, when it was renamed as Jordan. From the moment of its creation, Transjordan was closed to all Jewish migration and settlement, a clear betrayal of the British promise in the Balfour Declaration of 1917, and a patent contravention of its Mandatory obligations under international law.
On July 20, 1951, a Palestinian Arab assassinated King Abdullah for the latter’s hostility to Palestinian aspirations and concerns. Regarding these aspirations, Jordan’s “moderate” King Hussein – 19 years later, during September 1970 – brutally murdered thousands of defenseless Palestinians under his jurisdiction.
IN 1947, several years prior to Abdullah’s killing, the newly-formed United Nations, rather than designate the entire land west of the Jordan River as the long-promised Jewish national homeland, enacted a second partition. Curiously, considering that this second fission again gave complete advantage to Arab interests, Jewish leaders accepted the painful judgment. The Arab states did not. On May 15, 1948, exactly 24 hours after the State of Israel came into existence, Azzam Pasha, Secretary General of the Arab League, declared to a tiny new country founded upon the ashes of the Holocaust: “This will be a war of extermination and a momentous massacre.”
This unambiguous declaration has been at the very heart of all subsequent Arab orientations toward Israel, including those of “moderate” Fatah. Even by the strict legal standards of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, Arab actions and attitudes toward the microscopic Jewish state in their midst has remained patently genocidal. For some reason, this persistence has repeatedly been made to appear benign.
IN 1967, almost 20 years after Israel’s entry into the community of nations, the Jewish state, as a result of its unexpected military victory over Arab aggressor states, gained unintended control over the West Bank and Gaza. Although the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war is codified in the UN Charter, there existed no authoritative sovereign to whom the Territories could be “returned.” Israel could hardly have been expected to transfer them back to Jordan and Egypt, which had exercised unauthorized and terribly cruel control since the Arab-initiated war of “extermination” in 1948-49. Moreover, the idea of Palestinian “self-determination” had only just begun to emerge after the Six Day War, and – significantly – had not even been included in UN Security Council Resolution 242, which was adopted on November 22, 1967.
For their part, the Arab states convened a summit in Khartoum in August 1967, concluding: “No peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with it….” The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) was formed three years earlier, in 1964, before there were any “Israeli Occupied Territories.” Exactly what was it, therefore, that the PLO sought to “liberate” between 1964 and 1967?
This question should now be raised in connection with the US-sponsored “Road Map To Peace in the Middle East,” a twisted cartography leading to “Palestine.”
THIS HAS been a very brief account of essential historic reasons why the so-called “Palestinian Territories” are not occupied by Israel. Several other equally valid reasons stem from Israel’s inherent legal right to security and self-defense. International law is not a suicide pact. Because a Palestinian state would severely threaten the very existence of Israel – a fact that remains altogether unhidden in Arab media and governments – the Jewish State is under no binding obligation to end a falsely alleged “Occupation.” No state can ever be required to accept complicity in its own dismemberment and annihilation.
Both Israel and the United States will soon have new leadership. Neither Jerusalem nor Washington should be deceived by the so-called “Road Map To Peace in the Middle East,” a twisted bit of highway that makes entirely inaccurate claims about “Palestinian Territories” and “Israeli Occupation.” For substantially documented reasons of history and national security, it is imperative that a twenty-third Arab state never be carved out of the still-living body of Israel.
A topographical map of Israel, delineating the 1967 borders.
If anyone should still have doubts about Palestinian intentions, they need look only to former Prime Minister Sharon’s “disengagement” from Gaza, an area that is now used by Hamas to stage rocket attacks upon Israeli noncombatants, and by al-Qaeda to mount future terrorist operations against American cities.
The writer, a professor of International Law at Purdue University, is the author of many books and articles dealing with military affairs and international law.
Truth about Islamic Iranian Ahmadinejad’s Genocide Call to wipe off Israel and the “Palestinian” support for itNovember 24, 2008
June 17, 2008 – 11:32 am
A new study by Joshua Teitelbaum of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs sets out to refute the claim that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and other Iranian leaders are being misquoted when they call for the destruction of Israel and the Jewish people.
29 Feb 2008 …Ahmadinejad was not mistranslated, and has in fact reiterated the threat to commit genocide several times, including recently at …
Just How Far Did They Go, Those Words Against Israel? – New York Times… But translators in Tehran who work for the president’s office and the foreign ministry disagree with them. All official translations of Mr. Ahmadinejad’s statement, including a description of it on his Web site (www.president.ir/eng/), refer to wiping Israel away. …When combined with Iran’s longstanding support for Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah of Lebanon, two groups that have killed numerous Israelis, and Mr. Ahmadinejad’s refusal to acknowledge the Holocaust, it is hard to argue that, from Israel’s point of view, Mr. Ahmadinejad poses no threat. Still, it is true that he has never specifically threatened war against Israel.
So did Iran’s president call for Israel to be wiped off the map? It certainly seems so. Did that amount to a call for war? That remains an open question.
Nazila Fathi contributed reporting from Tehran for this article.
Some academics and policymakers bend over backwards to convince themselves and others that Iranian President Ahmadinejad does not mean what he says.
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) argued that the proper translation of Ahmadinejad’s quotes is the subject of debate and that translations used were either misquoted or out of context. It’s a line which originated with Juan Cole, a University of Michigan professor, who wrote: “This idiom does not exist in Persian, and that what Ahmadinejad actually said was, ‘This occupation regime over Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time.'” But here, the Islamic Republic provides its own clarification. In its official translations, it headlined Ahmadinejad’s call to “wipe Israel off the map.”
Post non Jewish Nazi phenomenon in Israel – Restricting immigration
Israel Gov’t Minister Favors (restricted immigration) Selective Aliyah… Nov. 24, 2008, He specifically referred to a rise in cases of neo-Nazism among Russian immigrants, some one million of which immigrated to Israel in the past 16 years. Three to four hundred thousand of the Russian immigrants are non-Jews recruited by the Jewish Agency using Jewish donor funds.
israelinsider: security: Israeli police bust violent neo-Nazi gang … – The suspects are all teenage immigrants from the former Soviet Union. … Israeli police bust violent neo-Nazi gang of non-Jews who immigrated from FSU …
Israel’s nightmare: Homegrown neo-Nazis in the Holy Land – Middle … – “Israel has problems with… non-Jewish immigrants quietly share their smouldering …
The Bulletin – Philadelphia’s Family Newspaper – Israel’s … Pogrom.co.il, which consolidated reports of unimaginable anti-Semitic neo-Nazi organizations in more than fifteen Israeli cities, organized by non-Jews …
Neo-Nazi Group Arrested in Israel – Video Documentation – Inside … – [ Traducir esta página ]10 Sep 2007 … The youths are non-Jewish immigrants from the Former Soviet Union. … founded to protect Jews from neo-Nazi groups and anti-Semitism, …
Israel Matzav: Bringing more non-Jews to Israel – 6 Oct 2007 … Recently, Israel has had neo-Nazis coming out of the woodwork, mainly among the Halachic non-Jews (non-Jews under Jewish law) who were …
Hamas Al-Aqsa TV: Rice “Black Snake”
On September 18, Hamas’ Al-Aqsa TV labeled U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice a “black snake.”
The phrase is circled in the above image.
Posted at: 2007-09-19
Exposed: Among the Nazis, Adolph Hitler’s idol-worshippers posing as “jews”:
Joachim Martillo’s http://eaazi.blogspot.com/ (ethnic ashkenazim (???) against zionism)
Philip Weiss – http://www.philipweiss.org/mondoweiss/
Israel Shamir who is a native European (non Jew) convert to Christianity, neo nazi a contibutor to nazi pages such as “jewishtribal”
Israel Shamir (AKA: Adam Ermash, Jöran Jermas), a diabolical Nazi, posing as an “Israeli writer”
Israel Shamir is an infamous (non Jew) Nazi who resided in Israel for a short time and preaches hatred and LIES.
Any wonder he appears on all hate – grabage sites like KKK’s davidduke, [Hitleristic and 'idol worshippers of A. Hitler' pages:] vanguard, stormfront, zundel, philipweiss, comeandhear, humanbeingsfirst, adelaideinstitute, nationalsocialistworkersparty, christianparty, biblebelievers, revisionisthistory, jewishtribal, and other nazis’ sites (or Islamic militant’s radioislam)?
AKA: Adam Ermash, Jöran Jermas.
Searchlight Magazine: A man who claims to be one of Israel’s leading intellectuals is also a Swedish antisemitic writer. Israel Shamir presents himself on his website as a leading Russian-Israeli intellectual and a writer, translator and journalist. But in 2001 he changed his name to Jöran Jermas and has surrounded himself in Sweden and Norway … (An empty bag cannot stand) and was published by the openly nazi publisher Nordiska Förlaget.
MOONBAT CENTRAL: London Times Exposes Columnist “Israel Shamir” as Swedish neo-Nazi. For many years the most openly anti-Semitic “Jew” filling the web with columns, …
Israel Shamir as an open anti-Semite. Russian-born Shamir lives in Israel, but almost no Israelis have heard of him. He is an open neo-Nazi who …
Israel Shamir’s Antisemitic “book” with the Arab radical “activist” using information and “ideas” created by Neo Nazi groups
I make no comment here on the rights and wrongs of the Israeli-Arab conflict, or the appalling historical episode of which Mrs Allaf writes; I merely refer you to the source whose judgement Mrs Allaf proffers. “Israel Shamir” is the nom de plume of a writer whose real name is Jöran Jermas. So far from being, as he claims, a leading Israeli intellectual and translator, Shamir is of Russian origin, and has lived in Sweden for the past 20 years. His writings, which are widely circulated on the Internet, are unambiguously antisemitic.
9 Jul 2007 … “Shamir”, a regular on Counterpunch, is so openly pro-Nazi that even European anti-Israel activist groups repudiate him as an embarrassment …
ISM… a Swedish antisemite (See: “Israeli writer is Swedish anti-Semite”) who also passes himself off as a “Jew” (all the better to make propaganda). Known widely as the “toxic dwarf” (extreme antisemite plus low intellect), Israel Shamir (also known as Joran Jermas) is such an awful antisemite that even some pro-Palestinian Arab/anti-Zionist activists have rejected him. Read “Sue has seen the light” for more details. According to the now infamous Marxist anti-Zionist Dr. Sue Blackwell, Shamir is a Nazi
Shofar FTP Archives: Nigel Parry who runs ‘The Electronic Intifada exposes Israel Shamir (wha was posing as a “jew”) …a neo-Nazi
“Israel Shamir” is, in fact, a Swedish-domiciled anti-Semite also known as Jöran Jermas.
Hesham Tillawi… Israel Shamir…convert to Christianity, has alleged that Jews are somehow aligned with demonic forces …
hate… as well as Duke, French Holocaust denier Serge Thion and Israel Shamir, …
…informed about the antisemitic book “Flowers of Galilee” of a swedish-russian antisemite who converted to be a greek orthodox and spreads his poison under the name of Israel Shamir, he changed in few years in Sweden his name twice. He was called Jöran Jermas, now his name is Adam Ermash.
Israel Shamir, the “Israeli-Jewish” enemy of Zionism (and now of Judaism too) has a secret identity which he won’t deny or speak about. He just smears his critics. Here is photgraphic evidence that Shamir, the darling of White Supremacists… and other racists is a Swedish bloke called Joram Jermas.
responses to racism and antisemitism…
In early February, the extreme left-wing party Rød Valgallianse (Red Electoral Alliance − RV) demanded that one of its local politicians, the teacher Hans Olav Brendberg, withdraw from the party due to numerous antisemitic statements he had made on the Norwegian Internet discussion forum KK-forum and to his close ties with Israeli anti-Zionist Israel Shamir.
Shamir also once tried to sell Nazi memorabilia to David Irving, a famous British Holocaust denier. Even Palestinian activists Ali Abunimah (who has his own pro-Palestinian website) and Hussein Ibish have denounced Shamir as an anti-Semite.
Israel Shamir… is a fringe character who apparently once tried to enter into a business arrangement for the sale of Nazi memorabilia with the notorious British Holocaust denier David Irving. Irving’s web site includes his very curious correspondence with Shamir, and there is independent confirmation that Shamir was indeed involved in such schemes. (London Times, September 1, 1998; Evening News (Edinburgh), September 1, 1998)
If that were not enough, Shamir, who usually adopts a left wing persona for his harangues against Israel, has also written for extreme right-wing periodicals in Russia under the name Robert David, even denouncing Andre Sakharov as a “Zionist agent.” Thus, according to the late Israeli Sovietologist Mikhail Agursky, a right wing Russian journal known as Politika featured an article:
.. written by one Robert David denouncing [Andre] Sakharov. The article is full of allegations that Sakharov was a harmful Zionist agent. Robert David is presented as an “Israeli”. His identity is well known. As Israel Shamir (Shmerling), he came to Israel in the late 1960s from Novosibirsk and soon became an extreme leftist.
.. Shamir now lives in Moscow under the name Robert David; and, under his own name, he now loses no opportunity to claim that Zionists are the worst enemy of the Russian people, and to call Russian liberals Zionist agents.. He glorified Saddam Hussein and indirectly calls for the destruction of the State of Israel.
.. Shamir is not only in open friendly relations with Iraq and Arab terrorist organizations, but also actively participates in the campaign to delegitimize Israel. (Jerusalem Post, August 15, 1991)
It’s not the first time Israel Shamir has been promoted by an extremist self-styled “traditionalist” Catholic. Back in July we had noted E. Michael Jones’ “Culture Wars’ Troubling Praise of Israel Shamir” (Fringewatch July 3, 2006) and Shamir’s own controversial reputation among the left. Apparently once a darling of the Palestinian cause, his anti-semitism proved so toxic that he was deemed a public relations disaster and eventually disowned by his comrades (See Nigel Parry’s The Israel Shamir Case and Roland Rance’s Israel Shamir: Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?, from the Socialist Viewpoint). One might get a sense of Shamir’s worldview by his conclusion from his recent essay that:
Armed with Schmitt’s thesis and Bauer’s testimony, we may conclude: “the ‘liberal democracy and human rights’ doctrine carried by the US marines across the Tigris and the Oxus is a form of secularised Judaism. Considering the predominance of Jews…
Shamir’s writings are similar to that of other anti-semites: society’s ills perceived through the lens of a global Zionist conspiracy, “Talmudic” (or in some cases, secular) Judaism set against Christian civilization.
Holocaust Denial on Display For example, he was one of the first to aggressively promote Israel Shamir, whose writing imitates that of Nazi Alfred Rosenberg.
U.S. convicts (Syrian Arab) “Prince of Marbella” of arms deal
reuters | Nov 20, 2008
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. federal jury convicted a Syrian arms dealer and a co-defendant on Thursday of conspiring to sell $1 million in weapons…Monzer al-Kassar, 62, a longtime resident of Spain known as the “Prince of Marbella” for his lifestyle in the glitzy seaside town… Kassar has been selling weapons since the 1970s to the Palestinian Liberation Front and clients in Nicaragua, Bosnia, Croatia, Iran, Iraq and Somalia.
In 1995, Kassar was tried and acquitted of supplying arms that were used in the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruise ship of the coast of Egypt. That resulted in the death of a wheelchair-bound Jewish-American, Leon Klinghoffer.
Klinghoffer’s two daughters, who sat through Kassar’s trial in New York, told reporters they felt vindicated by the verdict.
“Even though this case was not about the Achille Lauro, I wanted everyone there to know that my father was in the courtroom,” Lisa Klinghoffer said.
(Additional reporting by Grant McCool; Editing by Daniel Trotta and Anthony Boadle)