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Even anti-Israel ardent critic R. Goldstone admits the “apartheid” slur, is a lie, a slander!

November 6, 2011

Even anti-Israel ardent critic R. Goldstone admits the “apartheid” slur, is a lie, a slander!

Richard J. Goldstone, is a former justice of the South African Constitutional Court, who led the United Nations fact-finding mission on the Gaza conflict of 2008-9. He was quick to “accuse” Israel of “war crimes” in its (2008-9) anti-Terror operation (‘Cast Lead’). But retracted it after learning the facts.[1] In 2011 (Oct.) he wrote an Op Ed in the New York Times: “Israel and the Apartheid Slander.”

The need for reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians has never been greater. So it is important to separate legitimate criticism of Israel from assaults that aim to isolate, demonize and delegitimize it.

One particularly pernicious and enduring canard that is surfacing again is that Israel pursues “apartheid” policies. In Cape Town starting on Saturday, a London-based nongovernmental organization called the Russell Tribunal on Palestine will hold a “hearing” on whether Israel is guilty of the crime of apartheid. It is not a “tribunal.” The “evidence” is going to be one-sided and the members of the “jury” are critics whose harsh views of Israel are well known.

While “apartheid” can have broader meaning, its use is meant to evoke the situation in pre-1994 South Africa. It is an unfair and inaccurate slander against Israel, calculated to retard rather than advance peace negotiations.

I know all too well the cruelty of South Africa’s abhorrent apartheid system, under which human beings characterized as black had no rights to vote, hold political office, use “white” toilets or beaches, marry whites, live in whites-only areas or even be there without a “pass.” Blacks critically injured in car accidents were left to bleed to death if there was no “black” ambulance to rush them to a “black” hospital. “White” hospitals were prohibited from saving their lives.

In assessing the accusation that Israel pursues apartheid policies, which are by definition primarily about race or ethnicity, it is important first to distinguish between the situations in Israel, where Arabs are citizens, and in West Bank areas that remain under Israeli control in the absence of a peace agreement.

In Israel, there is no apartheid. Nothing there comes close to the definition of apartheid under the 1998 Rome Statute: “Inhumane acts … committed in the context of an institutionalized regime of systematic oppression and domination by one racial group over any other racial group or groups and committed with the intention of maintaining that regime.” Israeli Arabs — 20 percent of Israel’s population — vote, have political parties and representatives in the Knesset and occupy positions of acclaim, including on its Supreme Court. Arab patients lie alongside Jewish patients in Israeli hospitals, receiving identical treatment.

To be sure, there is more de facto separation between Jewish and Arab populations than Israelis should accept. Much of it is chosen by the communities themselves. Some results from discrimination. But it is not apartheid, which consciously enshrines separation as an ideal. In Israel, equal rights are the law, the aspiration and the ideal; inequities are often successfully challenged in court.

The situation in the West Bank is more complex. But here too there is no intent to maintain “an institutionalized regime of systematic oppression and domination by one racial group.” This is a critical distinction, even if Israel acts oppressively toward Palestinians there. South Africa’s enforced racial separation was intended to permanently benefit the white minority, to the detriment of other races. By contrast, Israel has agreed in concept to the existence of a Palestinian state in Gaza and almost all of the West Bank, and is calling for the Palestinians to negotiate the parameters.

But until there is a two-state peace, or at least as long as Israel’s citizens remain under threat of attacks from the West Bank and Gaza, Israel will see roadblocks and similar measures as necessary for self-defense, even as Palestinians feel oppressed. As things stand, attacks from one side are met by counterattacks from the other. And the deep disputes, claims and counterclaims are only hardened when the offensive analogy of “apartheid” is invoked.

Those seeking to promote the myth of Israeli apartheid often point to clashes between heavily armed Israeli soldiers and stone-throwing Palestinians in the West Bank, or the building of what they call an “apartheid wall” and disparate treatment on West Bank roads. While such images may appear to invite a superficial comparison, it is disingenuous to use them to distort the reality. The security barrier was built to stop unrelenting terrorist attacks; while it has inflicted great hardship in places, the Israeli Supreme Court has ordered the state in many cases to reroute it to minimize unreasonable hardship. Road restrictions get more intrusive after violent attacks and are ameliorated when the threat is reduced.

Of course, the Palestinian people have national aspirations and human rights that all must respect. But those who conflate the situations in Israel and the West Bank and liken both to the old South Africa do a disservice to all who hope for justice and peace.

Jewish-Arab relations in Israel and the West Bank cannot be simplified to a narrative of Jewish discrimination. There is hostility and suspicion on both sides. Israel, unique among democracies, has been in a state of war with many of its neighbors who refuse to accept its existence. Even some Israeli Arabs, because they are citizens of Israel, have at times come under suspicion from other Arabs as a result of that longstanding enmity.

The mutual recognition and protection of the human dignity of all people is indispensable to bringing an end to hatred and anger. The charge that Israel is an apartheid state is a false and malicious one that precludes, rather than promotes, peace and harmony. [2]

J. B. Pollack explains the context and timely importance of the Op Ed article:

Goldstone’s article anticipates the forthcoming “Russell Tribunal on Palestine,” to be held in South Africa. Named after the hearings held in the 1960s by philosopher Bertrand Russell in the United Kingdom to protest the Vietnam War, the Russell Tribunal will bring the emotive symbolism of apartheid to a make-believe judicial process whose outcome is already predetermined.
The chair of the panel, anti-war activist Terry Crawford-Browne, has already called for international boycotts of Israel. One of the star witnesses is Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who conducted a reign of terror in South Africa’s black townships in the 1980s. Another is former U.S. Representative Cynthia McKinney, who recently busied herself with propaganda for Muammar Gaddafi.

Despite the panel’s obvious lack of credibility, it will no doubt be touted by western leftists and third world governments as the basis for a renewed push at the United Nations to isolate Israel and promote unilateral Palestinian statehood. Goldstone’s op-ed is a timely rejoinder and the beginning of what appears to be sincere penance for the damage done by his slanderous report on the Gaza conflict of 2008-9.[3]

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More on the undemocratic anti Israel “critics”

March 10, 2010

More on the undemocratic anti Israel “critics”

Hey NIF: Criticism is a Democratic Right

By Anne Herzberg Legal adviser of NGO Monitor Sat Feb 12 2010

(http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=167765)

It’s strange that groups claiming to be well-versed in human rights seem so unfamiliar with the concept of free speech.

Those who make a full-time pursuit of criticizing others probably should grow thicker skin. Yet the New Israel Fund (NIF) and its NGO grantees have launched a thin-skinned offensive against an Israeli student group that criticized them. And they have dragged NGO Monitor into the fray.

As soon as Im Tirtzu released its report detailing how Israeli human rights organizations contributed to the Goldstone Report, NIF backers unleashed ad hominem attacks against the student group and against NGO Monitor (though we were not involved in the report). NIF has threatened to sue Im Tirtzu and any newspaper that repeats its findings. It also sent a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu calling NGO Monitor “the rotten fruit of Israeli democracy.”

The record needs to be set straight regarding many troubling aspects of NIF’s combative reaction. To avert criticism of their activities, many of the non-governmental organizations highlighted in Im Tirtzu’s report – such as B’Tselem, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel and Physicians for Human Rights-Israel – are promoting the canard that if only Israel had cooperated with Richard Goldstone and his UN fact-finding mission on the Gaza war, his report would not have been as outrageously one-sided as it turned out to be.

In truth, there is no evidence that Israeli participation in the Goldstone mission would have changed the outcome of the widely panned report.

Goldstone’s mission was the product of a political war conducted against Israel in the UN Human Rights Council. Led by some of the world’s most abusive regimes – including China, Cuba and Saudi Arabia – this corrupt body has ignored mass atrocities such as the genocide in Darfur, the slaughter of more than 25,000 Sri Lankans and the forced starvation and enslavement of North Koreans. Indeed, the Goldstone mission was created by the Organization of the Islamic Conference to deflect attention from the horrific abuses of its member states and their supporters. In fact, according to the International Criminal Court prosecutor, Goldstone’s mission was financed by the Arab League.

FOR HIS part, Goldstone went along with the farce. Where facts exonerating the IDF existed – whether from the UN, the Israeli Foreign Ministry or independent sources – Goldstone apparently ignored or twisted such evidence, choosing instead to credit Hamas sources.

Israeli NGOs played a central role in laying the foundation for Goldstone’s untenable report. During the fighting in Gaza, these groups issued nonstop allegations of “war crimes,” “collective punishment” and intentional murder of civilians. They delivered countless publications containing speculative and unconfirmed claims used to bolster the HRC’s predetermined conclusions. Much of the Goldstone Report was based directly on these inflammatory charges.

Rather than admit their role, these organizations now seek to absolve themselves of responsibility. While NGO assertions of Goldstone’s fairness are perhaps rooted in naiveté, the attempts by the NIF and its grantees to muzzle critics are far more pernicious. Since NGO Monitor first raised the issue of European government funding for supposedly “nongovernmental” organizations (many of which also receive financial and other support from the NIF), these groups have resorted to childish attacks. They have bizarrely characterized NGO Monitor as “extremist” and “right-wing” (whatever those terms mean), and complained that simply reporting on their funding and activities amounts to “repression of dissent.”

But the right of expression always comes with the potential for disapproval. It is strange that groups claiming to be so well-versed in human rights seem so unfamiliar with the concept of free speech.

These attacks must not divert attention from the massive power that NIF and its beneficiaries wield. NIF has an annual budget of $32 million. Its Israeli grantees also receive tens of millions annually from the EU, European governments, the US-based Ford Foundation and George Soros’s Open Society Institute.

NIF-funded NGOs regularly engage in public relations blitzes, often facilitated by professional media consultants. They hold press conferences, issue glossy publications in multiple languages, and contribute regular op-eds and articles to high-profile media outlets such as Ma’ariv, Haaretz, The New York Times, and Huffington Post. They regularly submit reports at the UN and send representatives to conferences in Europe and America. B’Tselem has a growing lobbying office in Washington and a representative in the UK.

NGO Monitor researchers have analyzed NIF funding practices for years. While the organization does some positive work in Israel that should be applauded, it refuses to engage in debate regarding several of its grantees that demonize Israel at the UN, support boycott and divestment campaigns, promote “lawfare” cases against Israeli officials, and even advocate erasing the Jewish character of the state. Significantly, many NIF donors are unaware of these activities. NIF has rebuffed all of NGO Monitor’s attempts to discuss appropriate “red lines” for the groups they fund.

Perhaps if NIF would stop name-calling and threatening lawsuits, the path would be open for a constructive debate about the role several NIF-supported NGOs have played in the demonization of Israel, and their exploitation by reactionary and totalitarian forces at the UN. Instead of blocking healthy discussion, NIF and its grantees should welcome this conversation – a conversation that would benefit NIF donors, the Israeli public and, ultimately, Israeli democracy.

The writer is the legal adviser of NGO Monitor

http://www.israelbehindthenews.com/bin/content.cgi?ID=3895&q=1

‘Goldstone Report was our smoking gun’
BY ABE SELIG
18/02/2010 23:33

How did Im Tirtzu go from organizing campus demonstrations to compiling a major report that has reverberated into a major scandal?

How did Im Tirtzu-The Second Zionist Revolution, which was created less than four years ago as a small student organization to voice support for IDF reservists, go from organizing campus demonstrations during the Second Lebanon War to compiling a major report that has reverberated into a major scandal?

One of the reasons, The Jerusalem Post learned this week, was that the document the group released last month, now known as the “Im Tirtzu Report,” which listed the New Israel Fund as a main financier of more than a dozen Israeli NGOs – including: The Association for Civil Rights in Israel; Adalah, The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel; Bimkom-Planners for Planning Rights; Gisha-Legal Center for Freedom of Movement; HaMoked-Center for the Defense of the Individual; Physicians for Human Rights-Israel; the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel; and Yesh Din-Volunteers for Human Rights – that provided testimony used in the UN’s Goldstone Report on Operation Cast Lead, was the result of efforts modeled after military intelligence operations that trace and pinpoint money trails leading to terrorist organizations.

Im Tirtzu head Ronen Shoval, told the Post this week that the detailed report, which has continued to make waves both in civil society and government circles, was “modeled after the way intelligence agencies look into the financing of terror groups.”

“We invested great efforts to understand the funding strategy and ideology behind the NIF, and what we found out is just the tip of the iceberg,” Shoval said, although he declined to elaborate.

While some questions regarding Im Tirtzu’s inspiration and practical use of intelligence tactics remain unanswered, Shoval did say that he and his group had “always known that the [NGOs that reported to the Goldstone Commission] were getting support from the same place, but after the Goldstone Report was released, we saw that they had crossed a red line.

“The Goldstone Report was our smoking gun,” he said. “It showed that these groups were not engaging in constructive criticism, but destructive criticism, and working to harm the state.

“We also knew that the testimonies they gave were highly flawed and often without attributions,” he said. “So it was important for us to research these groups and expose who they’re connected to.

“All we had to do was follow the money,” he continued. “If we were to have gone after these individual groups one at a time, it wouldn’t have been nearly as efficient. Instead, we decided to go after the source – the NIF – because that’s where the money trail kept leading to.”

While the report resulted in increased support for Im Tirtzu – in addition to the massive publicity it produced, Shoval said hundreds of people had joined Im Tirtzu in the weeks since the report’s release – it also became a strong rallying point for the group’s opponents, including the very NGOs the report targeted.

Dozens of newspaper articles and blog postings accusing Im Tirtzu of “McCarthyism” and even “fascism” surfaced in the wake of the report.

Additionally, an advertisement that was published throughout the Hebrew and Israeli English-language dailies, featuring a caricature of NIF chairwoman and former Meretz MK Naomi Chazan with a horn strapped onto her forehead, drew condemnations comparing it to Der Stürmer – drawing a parallel between Im Tirtzu’s efforts and the Nazi weekly used to dehumanize Jews between 1923 and 1945.

Shoval was unapologetic regarding the ad, dismissing the criticisms as “nonsense.”

“Was the ad successful?” Shoval asked. “I know it was, and therefore it didn’t go too far. Sometimes you have to put the truth right in people’s faces.

“It’s interesting that in the name of free speech, [critics of the ad and report] tried to shut us up,” Shoval continued. “But as far as the ad campaign was concerned, we had to figure out how to come out against a group that no one even knew existed. No one knew who the NIF was, but everyone knows Chazan.

“I don’t have anything personal against her,” Shoval said. “But I’d be happy if her group stopped financing these organizations.”

Shoval also rejected the notion that Im Tirtzu had received government support for the report’s creation.

“A lot of groups, including government bodies, support it,” he said of Im Tirtzu’s report. “But it’s not as if we were receiving instructions from above to carry this thing out. Government officials have responded with interest to our findings, simply because they agree that these groups and their actions present a strategic threat.

“For us, we look at this information as an ethical issue, not a legal one,” he added, stressing that he had received thousands of e-mails thanking him for the report.

“People have written me saying things like, ‘Finally, you said what we’ve all wanted to say for so long,’ and, ‘It’s about time someone did this’. I think people have just had enough of what these groups are doing.”

And what it is that these NGOs are doing, Shoval clarified, is undermining the state, and disseminating anti-Zionist tropes into Israeli society.

“Basically, anti-Israel groups, including many in Europe, have found Israelis who are willing to do their dirty work,” he said. “In that vein, this is not a right-wing or left-wing issue. It’s about being a Zionist and supporting Israel as a Jewish state – that’s it.”

And such is the essence of Im Tirtzu, Shoval said. What began as an effort to support IDF soldiers – especially during anti-war protests – on university campuses during the Second Lebanon War, has seen Im Tirtzu come into its own as a forceful movement with thousands of members, and the attention – if not backing – of the government.

“We’re trying to bring back faith in the way of the early Zionists,” Shoval said. “And we’ve been successful because we’re portraying our cause as cool and trendy. We want people to understand what it means to be a Zionist today – why they should stay in Israel, why they should go to the reserves.

“And so,” he continued, “Im Tirtzu began as a way to get back to the basics and present alternatives to all of the anti-Zionist sentiments that are out there.”

Shoval said his group was nowhere near slowing down. As for its success in growing from a small, student-based campus organization into a movement with front-page headlines and Knesset members citing its work, Shoval said luck or being in the right place at the right time had little to do with it.

“From the start, we’ve had very intelligent people on-board, planning out how to make this thing work,” he said.

“We always saw the university campuses as a means to an end, and part of a 10 year plan that would bring us from a student group to an influential force in Israeli society.”

http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=169091

More on the undemocratic anti Israel “critics”

 

Hey NIF: Criticism is a Democratic Right

By Anne Herzberg Legal adviser of NGO Monitor Sat Feb 12 2010

(http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=167765)

It’s strange that groups claiming to be well-versed in human rights seem so unfamiliar with the concept of free speech.

Those who make a full-time pursuit of criticizing others probably should grow thicker skin. Yet the New Israel Fund (NIF) and its NGO grantees have launched a thin-skinned offensive against an Israeli student group that criticized them. And they have dragged NGO Monitor into the fray.

As soon as Im Tirtzu released its report detailing how Israeli human rights organizations contributed to the Goldstone Report, NIF backers unleashed ad hominem attacks against the student group and against NGO Monitor (though we were not involved in the report). NIF has threatened to sue Im Tirtzu and any newspaper that repeats its findings. It also sent a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu calling NGO Monitor “the rotten fruit of Israeli democracy.”

The record needs to be set straight regarding many troubling aspects of NIF’s combative reaction. To avert criticism of their activities, many of the non-governmental organizations highlighted in Im Tirtzu’s report – such as B’Tselem, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel and Physicians for Human Rights-Israel – are promoting the canard that if only Israel had cooperated with Richard Goldstone and his UN fact-finding mission on the Gaza war, his report would not have been as outrageously one-sided as it turned out to be.

In truth, there is no evidence that Israeli participation in the Goldstone mission would have changed the outcome of the widely panned report.

Goldstone’s mission was the product of a political war conducted against Israel in the UN Human Rights Council. Led by some of the world’s most abusive regimes – including China, Cuba and Saudi Arabia – this corrupt body has ignored mass atrocities such as the genocide in Darfur, the slaughter of more than 25,000 Sri Lankans and the forced starvation and enslavement of North Koreans. Indeed, the Goldstone mission was created by the Organization of the Islamic Conference to deflect attention from the horrific abuses of its member states and their supporters. In fact, according to the International Criminal Court prosecutor, Goldstone’s mission was financed by the Arab League.

FOR HIS part, Goldstone went along with the farce. Where facts exonerating the IDF existed – whether from the UN, the Israeli Foreign Ministry or independent sources – Goldstone apparently ignored or twisted such evidence, choosing instead to credit Hamas sources.

Israeli NGOs played a central role in laying the foundation for Goldstone’s untenable report. During the fighting in Gaza, these groups issued nonstop allegations of “war crimes,” “collective punishment” and intentional murder of civilians. They delivered countless publications containing speculative and unconfirmed claims used to bolster the HRC’s predetermined conclusions. Much of the Goldstone Report was based directly on these inflammatory charges.

Rather than admit their role, these organizations now seek to absolve themselves of responsibility. While NGO assertions of Goldstone’s fairness are perhaps rooted in naiveté, the attempts by the NIF and its grantees to muzzle critics are far more pernicious. Since NGO Monitor first raised the issue of European government funding for supposedly “nongovernmental” organizations (many of which also receive financial and other support from the NIF), these groups have resorted to childish attacks. They have bizarrely characterized NGO Monitor as “extremist” and “right-wing” (whatever those terms mean), and complained that simply reporting on their funding and activities amounts to “repression of dissent.”

But the right of expression always comes with the potential for disapproval. It is strange that groups claiming to be so well-versed in human rights seem so unfamiliar with the concept of free speech.

These attacks must not divert attention from the massive power that NIF and its beneficiaries wield. NIF has an annual budget of $32 million. Its Israeli grantees also receive tens of millions annually from the EU, European governments, the US-based Ford Foundation and George Soros’s Open Society Institute.

NIF-funded NGOs regularly engage in public relations blitzes, often facilitated by professional media consultants. They hold press conferences, issue glossy publications in multiple languages, and contribute regular op-eds and articles to high-profile media outlets such as Ma’ariv, Haaretz, The New York Times, and Huffington Post. They regularly submit reports at the UN and send representatives to conferences in Europe and America. B’Tselem has a growing lobbying office in Washington and a representative in the UK.

NGO Monitor researchers have analyzed NIF funding practices for years. While the organization does some positive work in Israel that should be applauded, it refuses to engage in debate regarding several of its grantees that demonize Israel at the UN, support boycott and divestment campaigns, promote “lawfare” cases against Israeli officials, and even advocate erasing the Jewish character of the state. Significantly, many NIF donors are unaware of these activities. NIF has rebuffed all of NGO Monitor’s attempts to discuss appropriate “red lines” for the groups they fund.

Perhaps if NIF would stop name-calling and threatening lawsuits, the path would be open for a constructive debate about the role several NIF-supported NGOs have played in the demonization of Israel, and their exploitation by reactionary and totalitarian forces at the UN. Instead of blocking healthy discussion, NIF and its grantees should welcome this conversation – a conversation that would benefit NIF donors, the Israeli public and, ultimately, Israeli democracy.

The writer is the legal adviser of NGO Monitor

http://www.israelbehindthenews.com/bin/content.cgi?ID=3895&q=1

‘Goldstone Report was our smoking gun’
BY ABE SELIG
18/02/2010 23:33

How did Im Tirtzu go from organizing campus demonstrations to compiling a major report that has reverberated into a major scandal?

How did Im Tirtzu-The Second Zionist Revolution, which was created less than four years ago as a small student organization to voice support for IDF reservists, go from organizing campus demonstrations during the Second Lebanon War to compiling a major report that has reverberated into a major scandal?

One of the reasons, The Jerusalem Post learned this week, was that the document the group released last month, now known as the “Im Tirtzu Report,” which listed the New Israel Fund as a main financier of more than a dozen Israeli NGOs – including: The Association for Civil Rights in Israel; Adalah, The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel; Bimkom-Planners for Planning Rights; Gisha-Legal Center for Freedom of Movement; HaMoked-Center for the Defense of the Individual; Physicians for Human Rights-Israel; the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel; and Yesh Din-Volunteers for Human Rights – that provided testimony used in the UN’s Goldstone Report on Operation Cast Lead, was the result of efforts modeled after military intelligence operations that trace and pinpoint money trails leading to terrorist organizations.

Im Tirtzu head Ronen Shoval, told the Post this week that the detailed report, which has continued to make waves both in civil society and government circles, was “modeled after the way intelligence agencies look into the financing of terror groups.”

“We invested great efforts to understand the funding strategy and ideology behind the NIF, and what we found out is just the tip of the iceberg,” Shoval said, although he declined to elaborate.

While some questions regarding Im Tirtzu’s inspiration and practical use of intelligence tactics remain unanswered, Shoval did say that he and his group had “always known that the [NGOs that reported to the Goldstone Commission] were getting support from the same place, but after the Goldstone Report was released, we saw that they had crossed a red line.

“The Goldstone Report was our smoking gun,” he said. “It showed that these groups were not engaging in constructive criticism, but destructive criticism, and working to harm the state.

“We also knew that the testimonies they gave were highly flawed and often without attributions,” he said. “So it was important for us to research these groups and expose who they’re connected to.

“All we had to do was follow the money,” he continued. “If we were to have gone after these individual groups one at a time, it wouldn’t have been nearly as efficient. Instead, we decided to go after the source – the NIF – because that’s where the money trail kept leading to.”

While the report resulted in increased support for Im Tirtzu – in addition to the massive publicity it produced, Shoval said hundreds of people had joined Im Tirtzu in the weeks since the report’s release – it also became a strong rallying point for the group’s opponents, including the very NGOs the report targeted.

Dozens of newspaper articles and blog postings accusing Im Tirtzu of “McCarthyism” and even “fascism” surfaced in the wake of the report.

Additionally, an advertisement that was published throughout the Hebrew and Israeli English-language dailies, featuring a caricature of NIF chairwoman and former Meretz MK Naomi Chazan with a horn strapped onto her forehead, drew condemnations comparing it to Der Stürmer – drawing a parallel between Im Tirtzu’s efforts and the Nazi weekly used to dehumanize Jews between 1923 and 1945.

Shoval was unapologetic regarding the ad, dismissing the criticisms as “nonsense.”

“Was the ad successful?” Shoval asked. “I know it was, and therefore it didn’t go too far. Sometimes you have to put the truth right in people’s faces.

“It’s interesting that in the name of free speech, [critics of the ad and report] tried to shut us up,” Shoval continued. “But as far as the ad campaign was concerned, we had to figure out how to come out against a group that no one even knew existed. No one knew who the NIF was, but everyone knows Chazan.

“I don’t have anything personal against her,” Shoval said. “But I’d be happy if her group stopped financing these organizations.”

Shoval also rejected the notion that Im Tirtzu had received government support for the report’s creation.

“A lot of groups, including government bodies, support it,” he said of Im Tirtzu’s report. “But it’s not as if we were receiving instructions from above to carry this thing out. Government officials have responded with interest to our findings, simply because they agree that these groups and their actions present a strategic threat.

“For us, we look at this information as an ethical issue, not a legal one,” he added, stressing that he had received thousands of e-mails thanking him for the report.

“People have written me saying things like, ‘Finally, you said what we’ve all wanted to say for so long,’ and, ‘It’s about time someone did this’. I think people have just had enough of what these groups are doing.”

And what it is that these NGOs are doing, Shoval clarified, is undermining the state, and disseminating anti-Zionist tropes into Israeli society.

“Basically, anti-Israel groups, including many in Europe, have found Israelis who are willing to do their dirty work,” he said. “In that vein, this is not a right-wing or left-wing issue. It’s about being a Zionist and supporting Israel as a Jewish state – that’s it.”

And such is the essence of Im Tirtzu, Shoval said. What began as an effort to support IDF soldiers – especially during anti-war protests – on university campuses during the Second Lebanon War, has seen Im Tirtzu come into its own as a forceful movement with thousands of members, and the attention – if not backing – of the government.

“We’re trying to bring back faith in the way of the early Zionists,” Shoval said. “And we’ve been successful because we’re portraying our cause as cool and trendy. We want people to understand what it means to be a Zionist today – why they should stay in Israel, why they should go to the reserves.

“And so,” he continued, “Im Tirtzu began as a way to get back to the basics and present alternatives to all of the anti-Zionist sentiments that are out there.”

Shoval said his group was nowhere near slowing down. As for its success in growing from a small, student-based campus organization into a movement with front-page headlines and Knesset members citing its work, Shoval said luck or being in the right place at the right time had little to do with it.

“From the start, we’ve had very intelligent people on-board, planning out how to make this thing work,” he said.

“We always saw the university campuses as a means to an end, and part of a 10 year plan that would bring us from a student group to an influential force in Israeli society.”

http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=169091

Non-Arab and/or non-Muslims in the “Arab” world [Racist Arabism and bigoted Islamism]

May 8, 2009

Non-Arab and/or non-Muslims in the “Arab” world [Racist Arabism and bigoted Islamism]
eretzyisroel ^

Non-Arab and/or non-Muslims in the “Arab” world

One key element missing from the discussion is the question of non-Arab and/or non-Muslims in the “Arab” world. The Arab nationalists have succeeded in establishing some 23 non-democratic, ethnically (Arab) and religiously (Islam) defined nation-states in over 1 million square miles of territory, often at the expense of non-Arabs, such as the Kurds (Muslims, non-Arabs), Assyrians (Christians, non-Arabs), Copts (Christians, non-Arabs), southern Sudanese (Christian and pagan non-Arabs), Maronite Lebanese (Christian and mostly identified with their Phoenician ancestors) and Mizrahi Jews. Arab nationalist ideology claims all this territory exclusively as “Arab” despite the legitimate claims of non-Arabs and/or non-Muslims to ancient homelands long ago arabized with the spread of Islam, often through conquest.

I believe that the Arab opposition to the existence of non-Arab, non-Muslim Israel is based on the ideological motivations which led to the persecution of non-Arab minorities. The Assyrians suffered massacre and expulsion by the Arab nationalists of Iraq in the 1920s and 1930s. The Kurds have been persecuted and have suffered terribly for their struggle to establish an independent Kurdistan (at the hands of the Turks and Iranians as well, but that is another story.)

Arab nationalist ideology, and its Islamicist couterpart, cannot and will not tolerate non-Arab and non-Islamic peoples organizing themselves into their own independent nation states. Indeed, I have seen on Islamicist web sites the goal of “regaining” Spain in the name of Islam.

I believe that we need to place Israel’s struggle to survive into this context. Any non-Arab/non-Islamic state in the region must rely on strength (political, moral, spiritual and military) if it wants to survive in the Middle East. In this context can we thus place Israel’s demand for security. It is not security for the sake of security, not seucirty for the sake of oppressing another people, but security for the sake of survival against two racist and exclusivist ideologies (Arabism and Islamicism) which have succeeded in repressing the just struggles for national self-determination of most non-Arab peoples in the Middle East.

To this end, I highly recommend looking at the following web sites:

Assyrian Democratic MovementAssyrian International News Agency

Copts.Com

The World Lebanese Organization

Maronite Research Council

Kudistan web

http://www.eretzyisroel.org/~jkatz/nonarab.html

Here we go again, Fake “war crimes” by Israel bashers exposed – damning effect still on

March 31, 2009

 Here we go again, Fake “war crimes” by Israel bashers exposed – damning effect still on

Reports of IDF Crimes: Fiction Based on Rumors – Defense/Middle …Claims that IDF soldiers deliberately killed civilians during Operation Cast Lead were based in hearsay, a military investigation has concluded. The two soldiers who first reported the alleged incidents several weeks ago had not seen the incidents themselves, and had no personal knowledge to support the allegations…  B’Tselem, accused the IDF… …

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/130684

Then again, it (false accusations by the infamous  un-reliable radical political group: B’tzelem) reminds us all the UN’s such loud & harsh “accusation” of Israel of “killing Kids in Gaza“, then later on “woke up” told the truth, AKA retracted it ,
 
(UN retracts claim over Gaza school attack [Feb 4, 2009] … The UN has retracted a claim that an Israeli strike, which killed more than 40 people in northern Gaza last month, hit a school run by a UN …
http://www.rte.ie/news/2009/0204/gaza.html
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/02/05/2482698.htm
http://news.yahoo.com.au/a/-/world/5301175/un-retracts-claim-strike-hit-gaza-school/
http://www.worthychristianforums.com/Retracts-Claim-Gaza-Sc-t100098.html
)
 
 yet, the damage of the false accusations on innocent Israel is still there, full force.

More revelations on Arab Palestinians fake “victimhood” – Israel’s Gaza toll far lower than Palestinian tally (Pallywood, Jeninitis)

March 27, 2009

More revelations on Arab Palestinians fake “victimhood” – Israel’s Gaza toll far lower than Palestinian tally (Pallywood, Jeninitis)

Israel’s Gaza toll far lower than Palestinian tally
Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:56am EDT

JERUSALEM, March 26 (Reuters) – Israel says far more armed fighters and far fewer Palestinian civilians were killed during its 22-day offensive in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip in January than reported in widely-used Palestinian figures.

In the first Israeli death tally to appear in an official publication since the Dec 27-Jan 18 war, it said a total of 1,166 Palestinians were killed, not 1,417 as reported by Palestinian human rights activists.

The figures were contained in a briefing paper issued by the public affairs department of the Israeli embassy in London on Wednesday (http://london/mfa/gov/il). They were later confirmed in a press release by the Israeli army.

The tally says 295 civilians lost their lives — about a third of the figure of 926 reported by Gaza’s Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (www.pchrgaza.org), which published a full list of names earlier this month.

The army statement, citing data gathered by its research department, said its count was based on “the names of Palestinians killed”. It said at least 709 of the dead in Gaza were armed militants, not 236 as reported by the Palestinians.

The Palestinian group said “255 police and 236 fighters” died in Israeli bombing and shelling — a total of 491.

Israel has made clear it regards police under the control of the Islamist Hamas rulers of Gaza as the equivalent of armed fighters.

The Israeli embassy paper said the “degree of involvement” in the armed conflict of a further 162 killed in its offensive was “still under investigation”. The army statement said they are “162 names of men that have not yet been yet attributed to any organisation”.

It did not say how the list of names was obtained.

DIED NATURALLY

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights on Thursday reaffirmed its own figures, saying “extensive investigation and cross-checking .. determined that a total of 1,417 Palestinians died in the offensive” of whom 926 were civilians, including 313 children and 116 women.

The group’s Hamdi Shaqoura told Reuters the centre took a long time and employed great efforts to research the numbers and identities of Palestinians killed.

“We have the numbers and the names of the victims. The process was very well and carefully researched and our numbers reflected the truth,” he said.

“International law regards policemen who are not engaged in fighting as non-combatants or civilians,” he added.

An Israeli security source said the army’s research made clear “about a quarter” of those killed were uninvolved in the fighting “and that’s relatively low on any scale” for conflict in an urban environment.

The source suggested that the Palestinian count may have included death by natural causes during the period, which he said statistically would account for approximately 400 deaths.

Shaqoura said Palestinian researchers made sure not to include deaths caused by “internal events” or natural deaths.

He added: “When speaking about Israeli people, Israel regards all people under 18 years of age as children. But when speaking about the Palestinians Israel lowers the age to 16, in order to provide a cover for its army.”

The central aim of the Israel embassy briefing paper was to reject charges of war crimes by Israeli forces in Gaza from human rights groups.

Human Rights Watch said this week Israel’s use of white phosphorus shells over densely populated Gaza areas was evidence of war crimes, and United Nations investigators said Israel had targeted civilians. Israel rejected both charges.

The embassy paper said there was so far no adequate ethical code of war “to regulate the war on terror” in which “amoral” adversaries flouted the rules of war and used human shields with total indifference to human suffering.

http://www.reuters.com/article/featuredCrisis/idUSLQ977827

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[An Islamist propagandist “activist” asks:] ‘Berbers, Where Do You Stand on “Palestine”?

March 1, 2009

[An Islamist propagandist “activist” asks:] ‘Berbers, Where Do You Stand on “Palestine”?

memri ^ | January 15, 2009

‘Berbers, Where Do You Stand on “Palestine”?’

Moroccan Islamist Daily: “Amazighs of Morocco, Where Do You Stand on Palestine?” On January 15, the Moroccan pro-Hamas Islamist daily Al-Tajdid published a column by Hassan Bouikhf titled “Amazighs of Morocco, Where Do You Stand on Palestine?” The article took to task Berber activist groups that did not show support for the Palestinians in Gaza:

February 26, 2009 No. 2262

Columnist Ahmed ‘Asid: We Don’t March Because Islamists and Pan-Arabists Have Monopolized the Public Sphere

Columnist Ahmed ‘Asid responded to Al-Tajdid’s accusations in the Moroccan Bayan Al-Yawm daily on January 23, 2009: “…We know the Moroccan people’s solidarity with the Palestinian people, and we [the Amazighs] join in this. It is in the hearts of people of all ages and in all sectors [of society]. It is a true and spontaneous solidarity… But there is nowhere for this to be expressed apart from the private sphere. As for the public sphere, it is monopolized by others who have other aims in expressing solidarity… The author’s second error is that he has limited solidarity with Palestine to participation in marches organized by the political current to which he himself belongs [i.e. the Islamists], in cooperation with the pan-Arab current – whether in its left-wing, nationalist salafi, or right-wing liberal forms. Everyone knows that these marches are held in the framework of these two political ideologies [Islamism and pan-Arabism], both of which we reject completely and irrevocably. These marches are organized in the name of the Moroccan people, but in truth they only represent their organizers, and promote a ‘solidarity’ of a different sort, and a struggle of a different sort – [that of] agitators for jihadi Islam and preachers of pan-Arabism, whose feelings are roused only when it is Arabs who are wronged

“Thus, we are for Palestinian rights and against the instrumental political use to which they are put; we are for the Palestinian people but against Hamas, [Islamic] Jihad, and all the peddlers of Palestinian blood… We are against the savagery of brutal revenge demonstrated by Palestinian political Islam in the Gaza coup, and against all the maneuvers aiming to derail political talks through missiles – which kill no one apart from the Palestinian dream of an independent state. We believe that the Palestinian cause is a human one that is larger than the Arabs and the Muslims, and that those who have Arabized it and Islamized it have cost it the world’s forceful solidarity and have turned it into a wearisome play of which all have tired…” [4]

Berber Activist Moha Moukhlis: “The ‘Arab Street’ Is Jubilant When an Indoctrinated Palestinian Child Blows Himself up in Tel Aviv” – And Ignores Crimes in Darfur and Kurdistan

An article by the Moroccan Berber journalist Moha Moukhlis posted on the amazighworld.org website expressed in starker terms what some Berbers feel is the gulf between themselves and the Arab world: “…I want first to emphasize that I am writing as an Amazigh deprived of my most basic and legitimate rights: to be myself in the land of my ancestors and to express myself freely without constraint.

“I am not part of the flock that bleats as it is being led to the slaughterhouse. I am allergic to totalitarian ideologies and impassioned rhetoric. I hate confusions and ambiguities: I am an Amazigh, a free man.

“I can thus affirm that the tragedy of the Gaza Palestinians serves as fuel for Hamas, a gang of fundamentalist criminals who are perpetrating self-genocide, with the assistance of genocidal Arab regimes. [They are] mentally disturbed people who hate life and use the blood of their fellow Muslims to perpetuate their macabre aura.

“What can homemade and primitive rockets do against the fifth [largest] army in the world? ‘[They can bring us] Paradise,’ say the Islamists and their dark networks, and they have the Quranic verses and hadith to prove it! [These are] criminal Islamists who conceive of their own people as cannon fodder destined to build up their bogus ‘glory’…

“Death is their ideal, their culture, and the pillar of their values. The society that it [Hamas] dominates is indoctrinated to murder, to kill in jubilation and in horror. They are vampires who suck the blood of their citizens… It matters little to them if hundreds of children die or are torn to shreds. They think that they will go straight to Paradise. How morbid!

“And the so-called ‘Arab street[?]’ A brainless herd that has been indoctrinated and riled up and that has lost all sense of gravity and direction. They express their hatred for the Jews, whom they hope to exterminate from the face of the Earth… Yet this ‘Arab street’, which sees itself as the voice of the [world’s] peoples, never dared to lift a finger against the crimes committed by the Hamas fundamentalists, or by the Arabo-Islamist regimes against non-Arab populations in Darfur, Kurdistan, Egypt, Syria, Libya, Algeria, or Niger. No! [And] the rights of the Amazigh people are supposed to be sacrificed on the altar of [this] Arab fundamentalism

It is striking that the denunciation of the massacres in Gaza by the ‘Arab street’ and the Arab ‘intellectuals’ is not meant to defend the Palestinians’ right to live in peace, but to denounce the identity of the aggressor: the Jew. Who cares about the massacre perpetrated by the Hamas gangs against their brothers in Fatah? This macabre [attitude] is taken to extremes: The ‘Arab street’ is jubilant when an indoctrinated Palestinian child blows himself up in Tel Aviv.”

“The Amazigh People… Will Never Give in to the Siren [Songs] of the Peddlers of Death

Moukhlis continues: “They criticize the Amazigh movement for its ‘silence’ on Gaza! This is because its position [on Gaza] is determinant [of its status]: either it goes along with the herd, or else it is condemned and accused of high treason against the fundamentalist Arab nation. To rehabilitate itself, it is expected to send its children to blow themselves up in Tel Aviv, to teach them to hate Jews, and to express the wish, after every prayer, that they [the Jews] will disappear from the Earth!

“No! The Amazigh people love life and work to perpetuate it. They will never give in to the siren [songs] of the peddlers of death and human flesh. They will always know to defend just causes without hatred and without vengefulness. While for the ‘Arab street’ and the Arab fundamentalist groups the death of dozens of children and women means nothing – since their death is a means of entering Paradise – for the Amazighs the life of every human being is sacred and must be defended by legal means and with respect for the other.

“In order to develop, the Arab fundamentalists and [pan-]Arabists need to start by changing. This change, which will allow them to build a future for coming generations, needs to be based on the total and definitive rejection of the culture of death.” [5]

Kabyle Writer: “Selective Humanism and Compassion Are the Expression of an Unspoken Racism

The same attitudes could be observed in Algeria as well as Morocco. In an article on the Kabyle (Algerian Berber) website kabyle.com, Azouaou Azeggagh wrote: “The Palestinians, taken hostage in the Gaza Strip, suffer martyrdom while serving as a human shield in a war imposed on them by Hamas’ Islamist militias and their allies in Damascus and Tehran. The media are at the source of the clamors of indignation heard from the four corners of the world when faced with the horrors of a war broadcast live… They would do better to turn against the persecutors of the Palestinians’ liberty -namely, the Hamas fundamentalists, disciples of Khomeini and bin Laden…

The method remains simple and terribly effective. First, you must make Israel commit an error, by launching rockets from crowded neighborhoods, schools, or hospitals, so that the return fire will inevitably hit the largest number of civilians possible – preferably women and children. Then, you show the TV [crews] the shredded bodies, and there you go. The condemnations pour in and the world looks at Israel as the barbarian of the 21st century, when it did nothing but defend its right to live – a right openly and unambiguously contested by Islamists of all stripes.

“Nonetheless, Western opinion, which often stops at the emotional level, wants neither to see nor to understand the reasons for the Israeli military reaction. [According to them], all Israel had to do was not fall into the trap of its enemies. What Western opinion forgets is that with such a reaction, it encourages in Gaza what it condemns at home: Islamist terrorism…

“Other tragedies – in Darfur, Kivu, Gambia, the Ivory Coast, Kabylia, Somaliland, Sri Lanka, Kurdistan, Afghanistan, and the Touareg lands ([in] Niger, Mali, Lybia, and Algeria) – are largely minimalized, and do not give rise to mass movements [of sympathizers]. Selective humanism and compassion are the expression of an unspoken racism. The victims of political and military violence are equal in death, whatever their identity.” [6]

“The Majority of Kabyles Cannot Show Solidarity with Hamas – When It Is Arab Islamism that Remains the Principle Menace to the Survival of the Amazigh Peoples”

Another author, D. Messaoudi, wrote on the same website: “The violence of the fighting, the mistakes [on the battlefield], and the proportion of civilians killed by the IDF in Operation Cast Lead have traveled the world round. Both in Europe and in the so-called Arab countries, the tragedies of the Kabyles, the Kurds, and the Darfurians have not excited the same compassion. In this context, it should be added that no one in Algeria or in [other] Berber countries cared when, for eight years, the Islamic jihadi militias of Hamas and Hizbullah tore Israel to pieces with Qassam rockets and Grad missiles.

“The majority of Kabyles cannot show solidarity with Hamas when it is Arab Islamism that remains the principle menace to the survival of the Amazigh peoples…

“To be sure, the slaughter being carried out by the Israeli army against the Arab Palestinian residents of Gaza is condemnable. Thus it is normal that the Arabs of other country would express solidarity with their blood brothers, try to bring in non-Arab Muslims on a basis of religious solidarity, and try to swell their ranks with people of different ethnicities and faiths on the basis of human solidarity.

“But a question has been bothering me for quite a long time and holds me back from expressing solidarity with the Palestinian cause, though I am Muslim and a human rights activist: Have the Arab peoples and regimes, whether Muslim or Christian, ever demonstrated their support for oppressed non-Arabs, whether around the world or in their own countries? The answer is ‘no’…”

Messaoudi then reviews the cases of the Kurds and Darfur before going on to address that of his own people in Kabylia: “… In the Black Spring (2001-2004), Kabylia was invaded by government troops and 126 Kabyle civilians were murdered, and hundreds of others were crippled for life. Yet the Kabyle tragedies have never aroused the compassion of Arab figures, regimes, or simple Arab citizens, either nationally [in Algeria] or in the so-called Arab world…

“In sum, the Arabs believe that only their causes are noble and only their populations are to be classed as human – this being the justification for [why] one [should] support them and surround them with love and compassion. It is unfortunate that many people have let themselves be carried away by this wave of hypocritical inter-Arab solidarity.” 

The rest is at http://www.memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=sd&ID=SP226209

Hamas’ Lies about Gaza Fatalities Unmasked

February 20, 2009

Hamas’ Lies about Gaza Fatalities Unmasked
pajamasMedia ^ | February 18, 2009

Hamas’ Lies about Gaza Fatalities Unmasked It’s now official: the casualty counts you heard for the Palestinians during the recent war in Gaza were wild fabrications put out by the Hamas terrorist organization and its allies, and eagerly accepted and circulated by Western media.
http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/hamas-lies-about-gaza-fatalities-unmasked /

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Made in Israel VS Made in “Palestine”

February 18, 2009
  
Made in Israel VS Made in “Palestine”
 
 
Made in Israel – CREATIVITY IN ISRAEL
 
Let’s see, what we got in the Israel “Palestine’ region.
 
You are probably aware of some of Israel’s great achievement, not only in great efforts of seeking to minimize civilian casualties – inventing low range precision missiles targeting terrorists only, but in agriculture for example, where many countries around the world come to see how this young re-established democracy has managed to advance.
Or in medical fields, in which with Israelis’ kindness and compassion many poor/less advantaged foreigners (including Arabs, Muslims) enjoy free treatment.
Or in technology, two highlights one can point out are instant messaging on AOL, or, Did you know that the first PC was developed in Israel’s microsoft?, and yes, that little device that you use so much and so often, cellular telephone was actually developed first in Israel…
 
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INVENTIVE ISRAEL
 
Good News from Israel… The cell phone was developed in Israel by Motorola-Israel. …

http://www.newsoftheday.com/israel/old/2004_02_01_index.html

 
The USB computer-memory chip, voice mail technology and AOL Instant Messenger ICQ all were invented in Israel. More than 90% of Israeli adults read a …

http://www.juf.org/tweens/virtual_israel.aspx

 
Israel @60 : Tech Innovations that Changed the Industry …May 8, 2008 … ICQ: I couldn’t do my job without instant messaging today. … of different individuals ‘claim’ to have invented/pioneered the firewall, …

http://blog.internetnews.com/skerner/2008/05/israel-60-tech-innovations-tha.html

 
A TIME TO SPEAK… Do they know that the cell-phone was invented in Israel? Do they use the Instant Message e-mail program? Do they know that it was invented in Israel? …

http://www.israel.net/timetospeak/44.htm

 
Israel is the Silicon Valley of the Mediterranean « The Real Israel I just heard that Israel invented the cell phone, instant messaging, the firewall, and has the highest number of university degrees per capita in the world …

http://realisrael.wordpress.com/2008/03/16/israel-is-the-silicon-valley-of-the-mediterranean/

 
Israel’s Technology Creates an Investment Goliath –  Israel, with less than 7 million people, has become a Goliath in the world of technology and medicine. It is third only to America and Canada in the number …

http://www.foxbusiness.com/article/israels-technology-creates-investment-goliath_429161_49.html

 
Amazon.com: Israel in the World: Changing Lives Through Innovation …This beautifully illustrated book shows some of the important contributions Israel is doing in several areas, from technology to medicine right now. …

http://www.amazon.com/Israel-World-Changing-Through-Innovation/dp/0297844091

 
Focus on Israel: Israel’s Agriculture in the 21st Century As such, it is the primary driving force behind Israel’s internationally-acclaimed agricultural achievements. The ARO incorporates seven institutes on its …

http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Facts+About+Israel/Economy/Focus+on+Israel-+Israel-s+Agriculture+in+the+21st.htm

 
Israel Agricultural Tourism, Israel can’t help but be proud of its agricultural achievements, considering its small dimensions, minimal water resources and other challenges. …

http://www.goisrael.com/Tourism_Eng/Articles/Attractions/Israel+Agricultural+Tourism.htm

 
Israel Advances in Medicine Sars, There is virtually no area of medicine to which Israeli devices have not made … a few of the medical sciences benefiting from advanced Israeli technology. …

http://www.scottishfriendsofisrael.org/Israel_Today/medicine.htm

 
IsraCast: Israeli Medicine – Medical Articles. IsraCast is proud to announce a unique … A new Israeli technology makes use of genetic engineering…

http://www.isracast.com/issue.aspx?id=32

 
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HUMANE – COMPASSIONATE ISRAEL
 
Israeli doctors treat Palestinian children in ‘Saving Children …Another 350-400 children have undergone free diagnostic testing…

http://www.israel21c.org/bin/en.jsp?enDisplay=view&enDispWhat=object&enZone=Democracy&enDispWho=Articles%5El776&enPage=BlankPage

 
[PDF] Save A Child’s Heart Israel Humanitarian Program Helps Rwanda …File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat – View as HTML

The SACH Israel humanitarian medical team visited the King Faisel Hospital in … as part of its long-standing humanitarian activities that has brought over …

http://www.saveachildsheart.org/sip_storage/FILES/9/939.pdf

 
How Israel coordinates humanitarian supplies for Gaza | JTA …An office in the Israeli Defense Ministry created after the 1967 Six-Day War is responsible for the coordination of humanitarian activities in the West Bank …

http://jta.org/news/article/2009/02/01/1002685/how-israel-coordinates-humanitarian-supplies-for-gaza

 
The Israel Forum for International Humanitarian Aid Rotary Israel’s Humanitarian Activities Around The World Rotary Israel assisting people around the world in Turkey, Kosovo, Costa Rica and more. …

http://www.israaid.org.il/member_page.asp?id=26

 
Israel Humanitarian Aid Disaster Response – Israeli Flying Aid (IFA) organization was established in 2005 by Gal Lousky, after many years of humanitarian activities and reach experience. …

http://www.ifaid.org.il/disaster.asp

 
Since the outburst of the latest round of violence on September hundreds of Israelis and Palestinians have needed medical care at Hadassah. Hadassah Medical Organization have not experienced any changes in Clientele represented in the emergency rooms or elsewhere. Hadassah employees, Muslim, Christian and Jewish continue to work together in a model of coexistence. Hadssah continues to receive inquiries from American Red Cross about treating Palestinian children from the Westbank and Gaza Strip. If the parents agree to treatement, HMO will arrange for transportation and provide treatement. HMO has collaborated with Arab leaders and institutions in some of the most critical areas for emergency medical relief as is needed in times of conflict.Hadassah has trained many Arab doctors. In the last days emergency services have increased and the conditions under which those services are rendered have intensified.

http://www.hadassah.at/austria-dat/!news-archiv.htm

 
…to report on Israel’s merciful treatment of Palestinian children.

Hadassah reports that during the last six months over 40 Palestinian youngsters with severe heart problems were treated at the Hadassah Hospital, Ein Karem, outside Jerusalem, through the Peres Peace Center/Hadassah project. These youngsters would not have had access to free heart surgery otherwise, or anywhere else.

It is difficult to escape the irony here: While Israeli children are being blown up in buses, pizzerias, riding a car with their parents, Palestinian children are receiving state-of-the-art medical treatment at a world-renowned Israeli hospital…

http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/23631/edition_id/469/format/html/displaystory.html

 
Israeli doctors continue to treat Palestinian children – ISRAEL21c Prior to the Oslo Accord all Palestinian children automatically received free treatment in Israeli hospitals. However, on receiving their autonomy the …

http://www.israel21c.org/bin/en.jsp?enDispWho=Views%5El36&enPage=BlankPage&enDisplay=view&enDispWhat=object&enVersion=0&enZone=Views&

 
Israeli Hospital Offers Free Treatment to Young Lebanese … hospital are said to be children from abroad, including the Palestinian Authority. …

http://www.bio-medicine.org/medicine-news/Israeli-Hospital-Offers-Free-Treatment-to-Young-Lebanese-12591-1/

 
PA cuts transfer of sick Palestinians to Israeli hospitals …Feb 16, 2009 … “We have given such life-and-death treatments free or solicited … Palestinian patients and the PA are charged Israeli treatment rates – not the … that refers sick 1000 Palestinian children to Israeli hospitals…

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1233304787873&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

 
 

 


 

Made in “Palestine” – CREATIVITY OF THE ARAB “PALESTINIANS”
 
But What about the ‘other side’, the Arabs [who immigrated to the holy-land mainly in the late 1800s early 1900s and call themselves since the 1960s as] “Palestinians”?
 
You might be surprised to hear that this group of Arab-Muslims have some very mighty original invention, though not in “kindness”, nor in “compassion”, but rather the opposite, the opposite of humane and humanity.
 
“wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge” (Jeremiah 4:22).
 
How to create self victim-hood, at any cost, they will go to great length to make sure that their civilians, preferably their women and kids, die, so they can portray Israel as “bad”.
These self orchestrated “massacres” are essential in their death cult “culture” of Palestinainism (that glorifies death over life, killing one self if it can bring down an infidel as well, or even just bringing down the image of the non Muslim entity there, AKA Israel, distorts history and incites to genocide) in order to keep the “Palestinian” drama alive, each time so often they “have” to create some atrocities that they can pin on Israel (Iran’s Hezbollah thugs have picked up on that very successfully in 2006).
Their “original” ideas what to use for terror range from putting their kids in front machine guns to use of ambulances, UN vehicles, pregnant women, you name it.
 
A European has once told me: ‘”The Palestinians are the only ones that are the aggressors, yet, manage to play “victim”‘ so successfully.
 
When not creating ‘massacres’ the policy of keeping their people in shambles is very strong, robbing aid intended to its poor is nothing but a manifestation of its leadership’s routine abuse, so they can have both, the “cake” of appearing on world stage as victim and “eat it too”, the billions of course.
 
In fact, self destruction was always their legacy.
 
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ISLAMIC PALESTINIANS’ “CREATIVITY” FOR EVIL
 
Totally original…
 
What inhumane abuse of humanity have they not yet used for their murderous crimes?
 
 
The Palestinian use of ambulances and medical materials for terror

http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/MFAArchive/2000_2009/2003/12/The+Palestinian+use+of+ambulances+and+medical+mate.htm

 
The ambulances-for-terrorists scandal … Palestinian gunmen used the UNRWA emergency vehicle as getaway transportation after … to using his official U.N. vehicle to bypass security and smuggle arms, explosives, …

http://www.jewishworldreview.com/michelle/malkin_ambulances_for_terrorists.php3

 
…photo dated May 11, 2004 that shows armed Palestinians jumping into a UN ambulance. http://www.honestreporting.org/UNRWA_Hamas.html
 
Hamas operatives use various methods to implement their ideology of jihad and anti-Israel terrorism, including disguising themselves as civilians, even women, in order to avoid detection and carry out their attacks. In September 2007, while conducting operations against the terrorist infrastructure in the Ein Beit Ilma refugee camp in Nablus, Israel security forces discovered a fugitive hiding beneath a bed upon which a pregnant woman lay,  objecting to the search. The fugitive, Ahmed Yussuf Aya Abd-el Iz, one of the heads of the Hamas infrastructure in the camp, was arrested. In another incident, an Israeli force arrested Ahmed Yussuf Abd El Abu Shehada, another Hamas operative, who disguised himself in women’s clothing in an attempt to dupe IDF forces searching for him. Three other Hamas operatives, Haled Nuri, Yussuf Nadi and Mustafa Nuri, were arrested in the same operation. They admitted during questioning to the planning of attacks against Israeli targets as well as to Mustafa Nuri’s desire to commit a suicide attack.

http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/About+the+Ministry/Behind+the+Headlines/Israeli%20measures%20against%20Hamas%20in%20the%20West%20Bank%2010-Jul-2008

 
Reut Cohen: UN School Used by Palestinian Terrorists as Weapons …Jan 6, 2009 … The IDF issued a statement saying the school grounds were used by terrorists to fire mortar shells at the troops. …

http://www.reutrcohen.com/2009/01/un-school-used-by-palestinian.html

 
Gaza Strip mosque used by Palestinian rocket cells targeting Israeli communities; several people …

http://www.ynet.co.il/english/articles/0,7340,L-3648349,00.html

 
IAF bombs Gaza mosque being used as weapons storehouse | The …Dec 31, 2008 …officials said that over the last few days, Palestinian militants…

http://www.americantaskforce.org/daily_news_article/iaf_bombs_gaza_mosque_being_used_weapons_storehouse

 
Air force bombs mosque used for rocket attacks – Haaretz – Israel News Jan 2, 2009 … Gaza mosque used as terror hub …

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1051637.html

 
Palestinian missile hits kindergarten; toddler dead

Monday, June 28 2004 15:24 Hrs (IST)

Jerusalem: Stepping up attacks in the Middle East, Palestinian militants fired home-made rockets which landed at a kindergarten in Southern Israel, killing two people, including a three-year-old child…

Israel launched two separate missile strikes at metal workshops in Gaza City early today morning saying they were being used by Hamas and other militant groups to make weapons, including home-made rockets.

http://news.indiainfo.com/2004/06/28/2806wasia.html

 
Weapons Workshops in Refugee Camps  The weapons workshops were situated in refugee camps to camouflage their activity. They were set up in the heart of densely populated civilian areas, sometimes in an apartment near a school, or next to a kindergarten, or by a crowded commercial area.

http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/MFAArchive/2000_2009/2003/1/Weapons+Workshops+in+Refugee+Camps.htm

 
Arab terrorist’s wife used boy to hide grenade

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/91609

 
Nov 22, 2006 … On November 8th, at a mosque in Beit Hanoun, Gaza, the Palestinians used about fifty heavily-shrouded women as “human shields” to provide …

http://www.americanthinker.com/2006/11/palestinian_human_shields.html

 
Mar 15, 2008 … Palestinians Admit Using Human Shields. by Carlos …. “Hamas MP Fathi Hammad: We Used Women and Children as Human Shields. …

http://www.peacewithrealism.org/headline/admit.htm

 
United Nations Humanitarian Affairs Chief John Holmes blasted Hamas Tuesday for its “cynical” use of civilian facilities during recent hostilities in the Gaza Strip.

“The reckless and cynical use of civilian installations by Hamas and indiscriminate firing of rockets against civilian populations are clear violations of international humanitarian law,” Holmes told the UN Security Council.

(Jan. 28, 2009)

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1059475.html

 
4 PALESTINIAN TERRORISTS USE WOMAN AND BABY AS HUMAN SHIELD watch!

uk.youtube.com — Four Palestinian terrorists hid behind a woman and her baby, then when Israeli soldiers approached the woman to offer help, the terrorists emerged and shot dead the Israelis. This story shows how yet again, Palestinians managed to ambush and kill young Israelis, by using a woman and her baby as a HUMAN SHIELD

http://digg.com/world_news/4_PALESTINIAN_TERRORISTS_USE_WOMAN_AND_BABY_AS_HUMAN_SHIELD 
 
Hamas threw ‘medicine grenades’ at IDF

Feb 13, 2009

Medicine bottles transferred to the Gaza Strip as humanitarian aid by Israel, were used by Hamas as grenades against IDF troops during Operation Cast Lead

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1233304770155&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

 
Palestinian Women Asked to Sacrifice Their Children

http://memri.org/bin/latestnews.cgi?ID=SD224209

Exploitation of Israel’s humanitarian policies to carry out terrorist activity The buffer zone in the Gaza Strip, in addition to security checks and preventative measures carried out by security forces, present major obstacles for terror organizations attempting to bring terrorists into Israel from Gaza. In recent years, a trend has developed in which Palestinian terror elements have attempted to overcome these obstacles by bringing in terrorists and terror activists through the existing crossing points into Israel, presenting them as sick individuals in need of medical treatment and thus exploiting Israel’s humanitarian policy of providing medical treatment to all those in need.

http://www.shabak.gov.il/English/EnTerrorData/Pages/Exploitation.aspx

 

PALESTINIANISM
 
…Bat Ye’or, who he describes as the world’s foremost historian of “dhimmitude” — the status of non-Muslim peoples under Islam. He describes Bat Ye’or’s forthcoming book Eurabia as applying the theme (dimmitude)to contemporary developments in Europe.  Today she previews the theme in the context of Arafat’s death: “Arafat’s legacy for Europe.”  Her thesis is that Europe has submitted to “the cult of Palestinianism”:
 
Palestinianism condenses jihadist values. It promotes the destruction of Israel, the denial of Hebrew biblical history and hence Christianity. It preaches Islamic replacement theology and the Arabization and Islamization of the Holy Land’s biblical archeology. Arafat, its leader, was the bin Laden of a seduced Europe, which applauded his policy of spectacular terrorism. It is Arafat who initiated in 1968 air piracy against Jews, hostage ransoming, suicide bombings, random killings of civilians and the destruction of urban areas as in Lebanon. In short, the current global terror campaign was successfully introduced first by Arafat against Jews and Israelis, as well as Lebanese Christians.

argued case that demands attention.

 
The Big Trunk also speaks of Bat Ye’or, who he describes as the world’s foremost historian of “dhimmitude” — the status of non-Muslim peoples under Islam. He describes Bat Ye’or’s forthcoming book Eurabia as applying the theme (dimmitude)to contemporary developments in Europe.  Today she previews the theme in the context of Arafat’s death: “Arafat’s legacy for Europe.”  Her thesis is that Europe has submitted to “the cult of Palestinianism”:
 
Palestinianism condenses jihadist values. It promotes the destruction of Israel, the denial of Hebrew biblical history and hence Christianity. It preaches Islamic replacement theology and the Arabization and Islamization of the Holy Land’s biblical archeology. Arafat, its leader, was the bin Laden of a seduced Europe, which applauded his policy of spectacular terrorism. It is Arafat who initiated in 1968 air piracy against Jews, hostage ransoming, suicide bombings, random killings of civilians and the destruction of urban areas as in Lebanon. In short, the current global terror campaign was successfully introduced first by Arafat against Jews and Israelis, as well as Lebanese Christians.

http://www.hyscience.com/archives/2004/11/visiting_the_cu.php

 
Palestinianism is the new European salvific theology created to help the Arabs destroy Israel, but which in fact is eating away at the roots …

http://www.jihadwatch.org/dhimmiwatch/archives/013959.php

 
 
LEADERSHIP – ROBBING ITS POOR PEOPLE
 
Palestinian Authority Corruption With GDP down nearly 70 percent, Palestinians have seen their collective national net worth … They kill people who they believe have provided the Israeli army with … out valuable contracts without oversight and create their own monopolies, … involved in stealing the $160 million Gaza Employees Pension Fund, …

http://www.palestinefacts.org/pf_1991to_now_pa_corrupt.php

 
[Their] corruption: the source of Palestinian suffering… Mar 15, 2001 …Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) … Never having to account for the billions he had stolen, …

http://www.likud.nl/press40.html

 
Arafat’s Billions

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/11/07/60minutes/main582487.shtml

 
Yasser Arafat’s Treacherous Legacy By many investigative news accounts, Arafat stole billions of dollars in aid … The poor Palestinians have been and remain nothing more than useful dupes …

http://www.internationalwallofprayer.org/A-315-Yasser-Arafats-Treacherous-Legacy.html

 
Mideast Dispatch Archive: Suha Arafat, TVs for the World Cup, and …Jun 13, 2006 … With all this Palestinian money squandered and stolen by one of their own, … world opinion to recover the money Arafat stole from them. …

http://www.tomgrossmedia.com/mideastdispatches/archives/000737.html

 
…By all accounts Arafat has stolen billions of dollars in aid money meant for … The poor Palestinians have been and remain nothing more than useful dupes …

http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=17268

 
Gaza Crisis: Hamas steal aid as Israel prepares for forthcoming …The UN has accused Hamas police officers of stealing blankets and food … Elsewhere on the aid front, the Palestinian Authority has pledged $600m for the …

http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/gazacrisis,,hamas-steal-aid-as-israel-prepares-for-elections,73149

 
Israeli News: Palestinians steal international aid before it …Palestinians steal aid before it arrives. As Arab countries promised more than $2 billion to finance Gaza reconstruction, Fatah officials quickly registered …

http://samsonblinded.org/news/palestinians-steal-aid-before-it-arrives-6423

 
Palestinian straw firms said aiming to ‘steal’ Gaza funds | Middle …Jan 26, 2009 … The Palestinian Authority on Monday promised to look into claims that a … the other of stealing aid convoys dispatched to the Gaza Strip.

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1232643756670

 
Hamas seizes UN food aid in Gaza – International Herald …Feb 4, 2009 … Israeli officials say the incident vindicated their long-standing claims that Hamas routinely confiscates aid meant for needy Gazans. “We have said in the past that we know Hamas is stealing humanitarian aid and donations from international …. UN says Hamas seized Gaza food aid and blankets …

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2009/02/04/news/ML-Israel-Palestinians.php

 
UNRWA suspends aid to Gaza after Hamas again seizes supplies …Feb 6, 2009 … UNRWA informed the IDF on Friday it is suspending humanitarian aid deliveries to the Gaza Strip after Hamas stole supplies it had …

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1233304705842&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

 
Did aid flow to the Palestinian people? Only those who could buy it on the black … to steal food from the mouths of starving children for their own fundraisers. ….. And a people that will martyr their own children are capable of anything. … (Call back when you figure out a way to blame Israel for this too.) …

http://hotair.com/archives/2009/01/13/hamas-and-the-free-market

 
 
SELF INFLICTED – SELF DESTRUCTIVE
 
Negating the Nakba Narrative – May 30, 2008 … . The self-destructive errors first made in 1947 …

http://www.nysun.com/opinion/negating-the-nakba-narrative/78946/

 
Nakba Crapka…The Arab nakba was a catastrophe which didn’t have to be. Arabs were mainly victims of self-inflicted wounds which occurred due to their own subjugating, …

http://www.freeman.org/MOL/pages/may2008/nakba-crapka85.php

 
Nakba (2006)… the Palestinians celebrated Nakba (the “look at us, … Since they spend all their time blaming others for their self-inflicted …

http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/2008/05/nakba-2006.html

 
Palestine’s Self-Inflicted Wound May 17, 2007 … The Nakba was indeed a catastrophe, but it was a self-inflicted wound. The Palestinian Nakba was a direct result of the refusal of the …

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-dershowitz/palestines-selfinflicted-_b_48751.html

The ‘Qassam Kindergarten’ Jihad

February 12, 2009
The ‘Qassam Kindergarten’ Jihad
 
‘Palestinians’ Islamic Hamas, “loves” children, well, in their special ‘death cult’ type of way anyway.
 
You already know how they love their own children… to die for propaganda, and make every effort in succeeding in it – unfortunately.
 
But there are also other children under the “wings of Jihadi love” of Hamas, the Israeli children in schools, in kindergartens, they are “favorites”, favorites in Hamas’ targets that is, planning the time/place when/where they go to school, thank God for so many miracles where children weren’t harmed.
 
Call it ‘Qassam kindergarten’, ‘Kindergarten Jihad’, or plain ‘Jihad on kids’ the broader reality.
 
Qassam Kindergarten
[Dec 2007]
http://www.solomonia.com/blog/archive/2007/12/qassam-kindergarten/index.shtml
 
May 15, 2007 …Major Injuries In Sderot Rocket Barrage. Children Wounded As Rockets Score Direct Hits On School and Home.
http://www.mererhetoric.com/archives/11273760.html
 
The reality of Sderot, the city where I live
By Noam Bedein    January 22, 2008
Barrage of rockets hits Sderot as kids go to school … …
http://web.israelinsider.com/views/12586.htm
 
Kassam alert- kindergarten http://sderotmedia.com
htp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFss6p5sTPE
 
SderotMedia – ‘Kindergarten’
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rlz=1T4HPID_enCR310US204&q=site%3Asderotmedia.com+kindergarten
 
Qassam hits kindergarten; 2 children lightly wounded – [Jul 28, 2006] … News: Rocket lands next to kindergarten in town south of Ashkelon; 2 children hurt, 8 suffer shock. Earlier a number of rockets hit central …
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3282603,00.html
 
Qassam lands near Sderot kindergarten
Rocket hits neighborhood in southern town, causes damage to private house located near kindergarten; several people suffer from shock, one woman loses consciousness. Military sources say IDF policy in Gaza may change
[Published:  05.07.07]
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3396608,00.html
 
12 Sderot Children Hospitalized for Shock After Kassam Attacks …Sep 3, 2007
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/123570
 
Two IDF soldiers, civilian lightly hurt as Gaza mortars hit Negev 
Three rockets struck the Eshkol region, two of them landing in open fields and the third between two kindergartens. [01/02/2009]
http://www.haaretz.co.il/hasen/spages/1060562.html
 
Rocket hits Ashdod kindergarten – “Thankfully, no children were in the kindergarten, and no one was badly hurt… [Jan 11, 2009 8:08 | Updated Jan 12, 2009 2:37]
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1231424913241
 
Pat Dollard | Hamas Violates Humanitarian Cease Fire, Shells Kindergarten … hit a house next to a school in the Israeli southern city of Sderot, … Children would also drill evacuating their class rooms…
http://patdollard.com/2009/01/hamas-violates-humanitarian-cease-fire-shells-kindergarten/
 
[January 6, 2009] a Hamas leader warned that the Islamists would kill Jewish children anywhere in the world
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article5454204.ece?Submitted=true
 
STRATEGIC QASSAM vs. DIPLOMATIC BLITZ Harari, now an analyst at the Herzliya Center, warned that if a Qassam rocket hits a crowded synagogue or kindergarten it will trigger a massive IDF …
http://www.isracast.com/article.aspx?ID=769

Hamas war crimes? Obviously. So blame the victim

February 9, 2009

Hamas war crimes? Obviously (b’tzelem). So blame the victim
http://www.spectator.co.uk/melaniephillips/3327751/hamas-war-crimes-obviously-so-blame-the-victim.thtml

Spectator.co.uk, UK -Feb 5, 2009
It’s because the war crimes by Hamas are too obvious.
‘No need to probe Hamas because its war crimes are so blatant’ Jerusalem Post
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1233304687815&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull
New Gaza study: Extreme NGO anti-Israel bias Ynetnews
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3667108,00.html