Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Israel's Gaza policy explained

On the 7 August 2014 edition of 'Democracy Now,' (22 minutes in) Professor Emeritus at M.I.T., Noam Chomsky, described Israel’s 29-day offensive in Gaza thus:
"It’s a hideous atrocity, sadistic, vicious, murderous, totally without any credible pretext. It’s another one of the periodic Israeli exercises in what they delicately call 'mowing the lawn.' That means shooting fish in the pond, to make sure that the animals stay quiet in the cage that you’ve constructed for them, after which you go to a period of what’s called 'ceasefire,' which means that Hamas observes the ceasefire, as Israel concedes, while Israel continues to violate it. Then it’s broken by an Israeli escalation, Hamas reaction. Then you have period of 'mowing the lawn.' This one is, in many ways, more sadistic and vicious even than the earlier ones...

Hamas had observed the previous ceasefire for 19 months. The previous episode of 'mowing the lawn' was in November 2012. There was a ceasefire. The ceasefire terms were that Hamas would not fire rockets, what they call rockets, and Israel would move to end the blockade and stop attacking what they call militants in Gaza. Hamas lived up to it. Israel concedes that.

In April of this year, an event took place which horrified the Israeli government: A unity agreement was formed between Gaza and the West Bank, between Hamas and Fatah. Israel has been desperately trying to prevent that for a long time... Israel was furious. They got even more upset when the U.S. more or less endorsed it...

What was used as a pretext was the brutal murder of three settler teenagers. There was a pretense that they were alive, though they knew they were dead. They blamed it right away on Hamas. They have yet to produce a particle of evidence.. the killers were probably from a kind of a rogue clan in Hebron, the Qawasmeh clan... They’ve been a thorn in the sides of Hamas for years. They don’t follow their orders.

But anyway, that gave the opportunity for a rampage in the West Bank, arresting hundreds of people, re-arresting many who had been released, mostly targeted on Hamas. Killings increased. Finally, there was a Hamas response: the so-called rocket attacks. And that gave the opportunity for 'mowing the lawn' again...

For over 20 years, Israel has been dedicated, with U.S. support, to separating Gaza from the West Bank. That’s in direct violation of the terms of the Oslo Accord 20 years ago, which declared that the West Bank and Gaza are a single territorial entity whose integrity must be preserved. But for rogue states, solemn agreements are just an invitation to do whatever you want. So Israel, with U.S. backing, has been committed to keeping them separate...
Israel is systematically driving Palestinians out of the Jordan Valley, sinking wells, building settlements. They first call them military zones, then put in settlements—the usual story. That would mean that whatever cantons are left for Palestinians in the West Bank, after Israel takes what it wants and integrates it into Israel, they would be completely imprisoned. Gaza would be an outlet to the outside world, so therefore keeping them separate from one another is a high goal of policy, U.S. and Israeli policy. And the unity agreement threatened that.

Threatened something else Israel has been claiming for years. One of its arguments for kind of evading negotiations is: How can they negotiate with the Palestinians when they’re divided? Well, OK, so if they’re not divided, you lose that argument...

In February 2011, the U.N. Security Council considered a resolution which called for—which called on Israel to terminate its expansion of settlements. Notice that the expansion of settlements is not really the issue. It’s the settlements. The settlements, the infrastructure development, all of this is in gross violation of international law. That’s been determined by the Security Council, the International Court of Justice. Practically every country in the world, outside of Israel, recognizes this. But this was a resolution calling for an end to expansion of settlements, official U.S. policy. What happened? Obama vetoed the resolution. That tells you something...
Obama’s latest condemnation of the recent, as he puts it, violence on all sides was accompanied by sending more military aid to Israel... the military aid continues, the economic aid continues, the diplomatic protection continues, the ideological protection continues...

When you pursue a policy of repression and expansion over security, there are things that are going to happen. There will be moral degeneration within the country. There will be increasing opposition and anger and hostility among populations outside the country. You may continue to get support from dictatorships and from, you know, the U.S. administration, but you’re going to lose the populations. And that has a consequence. 
You could predict—in fact, I and others did predict back in the '70s—that, just to quote myself, 'those who call themselves supporters of Israel are actually supporters of its moral degeneration, international isolation, and very possibly ultimate destruction'...

The United Nations, every country in the world, even the United States, regards Israel as the occupying power in Gaza for a very simple reason: They control everything there. They control the borders, the land, sea, air. They determine what goes into Gaza, what comes out. They determine how many calories Gazan children need to stay alive, but not to flourish. That’s occupation, under international law, and no one questions it, outside of Israel. Even the U.S. agrees, their usual backer...
As for wanting peace, look back at that so-called withdrawal. Notice that it left Israel as the occupying power. By 2005, Israeli hawks, led by Ariel Sharon, pragmatic hawk, recognized that it just makes no sense for Israel to keep a few thousand settlers in devastated Gaza and devote a large part of the IDF, the Israeli military, to protecting them... Made a lot more sense to take those settlers from their subsidized settlements in Gaza, where they were illegally residing, and send them off to subsidized settlements in the West Bank, in areas that Israel intends to keep—illegally...
It was decided to construct what’s sometimes called a 'national trauma.' So a trauma was constructed, a theater... So you could have little boys, pictures of them pleading with the Israeli soldiers, 'Don’t destroy my home!' and then background calls of 'Never again.' That means 'Never again make us leave anything,' referring to the West Bank primarily. And a staged national trauma.

What made it particularly farcical was that it was a repetition of what even the Israeli press called 'National Trauma ’82,' when they staged a trauma when they had to withdraw from Yamit, the city they illegally built in the Sinai...

And I’ll repeat what Weissglas said. Recall, he was the negotiator with the United States, Sharon’s confidant. He said the purpose of the withdrawal is to end negotiations on a Palestinian state and Palestinian rights. This will end it. This will freeze it, with U.S. support. And then comes imposition of the diet on Gaza to keep them barely alive, but not flourishing, and the siege.

Within weeks after the so-called withdrawal, Israel escalated the attacks on Gaza and imposed very harsh sanctions, backed by the United States. The reason was that a free election took place in Palestine, and it came out the wrong way. Well, Israel and the United States, of course, love democracy, but only if it comes out the way they want. So, the U.S. and Israel instantly imposed harsh sanctions. Israeli attacks, which really never ended, escalated. Europe, to its shame, went along.

Then Israel and the United States immediately began planning for a military coup to overthrow the government. When Hamas pre-empted that coup, there was fury in both countries.
The sanctions and military attacks increased.

And then we’re on to what we discussed before: periodic episodes of 'mowing the lawn'...

For Israel, with U.S. backing, the current situation is a kind of a win-win situation. If Hamas agrees to extend the ceasefire, Israel can continue with its regular policies, which I described before: taking over what they want in the West Bank, separating it from Gaza, keeping the diet and so on.
If Hamas doesn’t accept the ceasefire, Netanyahu can make another speech...
For 40 years, the United States has been almost unilaterally backing Israeli rejectionism, refusal to entertain the overwhelming international consensus on a two-state settlement."
Professor Chomsky is Jewish.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Iraq and after - the true story

In 1985, Jack Bernstein's 'The Life of an American Jew in Racist Marxist Israel' was published.

In this, Jack warned us of what was to come. From 2002 onwards honourable Jewish journalists and writers were warning us that the US Neocons, 'most of whom are Jewish,' were about to unleash hell in the Middle East. At no time before or since, have the mainstream British media ever bothered to mention this fundamental truth.

What follows is a sample of this honest reportage.

James Rosen, Wesley Clark and Glilad Atzmon have already alluded to those responsible for the ongoing horror that has been inflicted upon the Middle East in recent times.

In this regard, here's one last truthful nugget to ponder:

Sunday, 17 August 2014

The creation of an extremist Caliphate

On 16 August 2014, David Cameron said this in The Telegraph:
“Stability. Security. The peace of mind that comes from being able to get a decent job and provide for your family, in a country that you feel has a good future ahead of it and that treats people fairly. In a nutshell, that is what people in Britain want – and what the Government I lead is dedicated to building.”
You’re full of it, Dave. 

You’ve been beckoning in the alien hordes and parcelling out the jobs to them hand over fist, just as your treacherous, New Labour predecessors did.
“We need to recognise that the brighter future we long for requires a long-term plan for our security as well as for our economy. True security will only be achieved if we use all our resources, aid, diplomacy, our military prowess – to help bring about a more stable world.”
Aid, Dave? 

Resources? Like the aid and the resources, you and your best pals, the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia, have been shovelling into Syria over the course of the last three years. You know, to defeat the Assad regime?

Your aid and resources created ISIS, Dave. They’ve got lots and lots of Yank firepower now. That’s why the opposing forces can’t compete.

That’s why Christians, Muslims and Azidis are dying in their tens of thousands. Because you created, and then armed to the hilt, a bunch of genocidal butchers.
“Today, when every nation is so immediately interconnected, (we’re all globalists now, eh Dave? Tony, Gordon and those who own them and you would be proud) we cannot turn a blind eye and assume that there will not be a cost for us if we do.”
I don’t want you to turn a blind eye, Dave. 

Nor, I’m sure, do most Brits. This time round we want you to go slaughter the slaughterous f***ers. Funny how, over the years, you’ve been so keen on getting stuck into folks who’ve never done us any harm but now your all talk. Correction, until now, there’s been next no talk at all.
“The creation of an extremist caliphate in the heart of Iraq and extending into Syria is not a problem miles away from home.”

It’s not a problem? It’s a problem for the Christians. It’s a problem for all the innocents in Iraq and Syria whom these New World Order-built predators set their sights on.

Not a problem? Who writes your f***ing scripts you mindless toerag!
“Nor is it a problem that should be defined by a war 10 years ago.”
Pardon me? 

It shouldn’t be defined by an unnecessary, wholly unjust and brutal genocide that you, New Labour and all but sixteen Tories voted for? Yeah right. The sheeple and your LibLabCon collaborators might buy it but I doubt the internet billions will.
“If we do not act to stem the onslaught of this exceptionally dangerous terrorist movement, it will only grow stronger until it can target us on the streets of Britain.”
This is undoubtedly true. 

So, go on, ‘ACT!’ Take action! Bomb the sick b*ggers! Do what you did to the innocent 11 years ago! Do what you did to the innocent in Libya and wanted to do in Syria! Do what the US, the EU and their Ukrainian lickspittals are doing to those in east of that country who didn’t want to be associated with folks like you and Tony Blair.

Dave? Dave! You still there, Dave?
“We already know that it has the murderous intent.”
That’s been obvious for a long, long time. 

Makes you wonder why you and your elite chums were so happy to prop up such a murderous bunch, doesn’t it?
“Indeed, the first ISIL-inspired terrorist acts on the continent of Europe have already taken place.”
You’ve only just noticed, Dave? 

Where’s your head been all this time? Oh right.
“Our first priority has of course been to deal with the acute humanitarian crisis in Iraq.”
You’ve been helping out the distressed and fearful millions without anyone noticing, Dave? 

News to me.
“We should be proud of the role that our brave armed services and aid workers have played in the international effort. British citizens have risked their lives to get 80 tons of vital supplies to the Yazidis trapped on Mount Sinjar.”
What were you doing before that, Dave? 

You know when Christians and Muslims and Assyrians and all manner of innocents were being butchered all over the place? Oh, that’s right you were helping create the butchers. To ‘regime change’ Syria.

You’re a wonderful person, Dave.
“Britain has given £13 million to support the aid effort.”

Where did the other £11.87 billion go, Dave?
“We also helped to plan a detailed international rescue operation and we remain ready and flexible to respond to the ongoing challenges in or around Dahuk, where more than 450,000 people have increased the population by 50 per cent.

We must understand the true nature of the threat we face. We should be clear: this is not the ‘War on Terror.”
Not a ‘War on Terror?’ 

Tell that to all the headless corpses.

Script writer, Dave. Script writer.
“It is a struggle for decency, tolerance and moderation in our modern world. It is a battle against a poisonous ideology that is condemned by all faiths and by all faith leaders, whether Christian, Jewish or Muslim.”
As regards the ‘poisonous ideology,’ Dave, how do you feel about the poisonous Western, Saudi and Turkish ideologues whose backing saw the ‘poisonous ideology’ flourish and grow?
“Of course there is conflict between Shias and Sunnis, but that is the wrong way to see what is really happening.”
No, it isn’t, Dave.

It is precisely the RIGHT way. The West’s desire to weaken Syria and Iran (and humuiliate Russia thereby) is DIRECTLY responsible for the emergence of ISIL.
“What we are witnessing is actually a battle between Islam on the one hand and extremists who want to abuse Islam on the other.”

If this was true, you’d see more ‘nice muslims’ in our country condemning the behaviours of the ‘extremists.’ Instead of which, if they’re not poppping off to slaughter Christians, Assyrians and Azidis in Syria and Iraq or blowing up Londoners in the underground, the majority are keeping very quiet about such behaviours over here.
"These extremists, often funded by fanatics living far away from the battlefields, pervert the Islamic faith as a way of justifying their warped and barbaric ideology – and they do so not just in Iraq and Syria but right across the world, from Boko Haram and al-Shabaab to the Taliban and al-Qaeda.”
Say that again, Dave. 

The bit about being ‘funded by fanatics.’ He did say that, didn’t he?

You see, ladies and gentlemen, what the animals at the top of the tree one hundred percent rely on is the general level of ignorance and apathy at the bottom. As long as you aren’t paying attention, they can spout whatever nonsense they want.

The Saudi despots ARE fanatics, Zionism is fanatical, and the tame politicians who are forever playing the knickers-off groupies to these, are the ask-no-questions camp followers of this fanaticism.

There will be the odd multi-billionaire, fractionally outside the N.W.O. orbit, who contributes but the majority of ISIL cash will have been provided by the aforementioned national governments.
“This threat cannot simply be removed by airstrikes alone.”
It could go a long way to removing it, if the will was there to use it. 

Remember what we did to the Iraqis trying to get home in 1991? The ‘Highway of Death’ between Kuwait City and Basra? No quarter was shown then. No mercy.

Lots and lots of over-cautious quarter being shown now, isn’t there?
“We need a firm security response, whether that is military action to go after the terrorists, international co-operation on intelligence and counter-terrorism or uncompromising action against terrorists at home.”
More than firm, I’d say.

No quarter, no mercy time.
“On Friday we agreed with our European partners that we will provide equipment directly to the Kurdish forces; we are now identifying what we might supply, from body armour to specialist counter-explosive equipment.”
ISIL have got tanks and lots and lots modern weaponry. 

Wouldn’t fancy body armour against tanks. The Kurds have just one tank and it’s 57-years-old. Dave and his ‘European partners’ are so generous when they don’t want to be, aren’t they?
“We have also secured a United Nations Security Council resolution to disrupt the flows of finance to ISIL, sanction those who are seeking to recruit for it and encourage countries to do all they can to prevent foreign fighters joining the extremist cause.”
Getting bored now.
“Here in Britain we have recently introduced stronger powers through our Immigration Act to deprive naturalised Britons of their citizenship if they are suspected of being involved in terrorist activities. We have taken down 28,000 pieces of terrorist-related material from the web, including 46 ISIL-related videos.“

So we can’t let the sheeple know what your protégés are up to? Yeah, that makes sense.
“And I have also discussed the police response to this growing threat of extremism with the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe.”
On 10 June 2006, The Guardian reported thus:
"A secret high-level Metropolitan police report has concluded that MUSLIM OFFICERS ARE MORE LIKELY TO BECOME CORRUPT THAN WHITE OFFICERS BECAUSE OF THEIR CULTURAL AND FAMILY BACKGROUNDS… The document was written as an attempt to investigate why complaints of misconduct and corruption against Asian officers are 10 TIMES HIGHER THAN AGAINST THEIR WHITE COLLEAGUES.

The main conclusions of the study, commissioned by the Directorate of Professional Standards and written by an Asian Detective Chief Inspector, stated: 'Asian officers and in particular Pakistani Muslim officers are under greater pressure from the family, the extended family ... and their community against that of their white colleagues to engage in activity that might lead to misconduct or criminality'...

British Pakistanis live in a cash culture in which 'assisting your extended family is considered a duty'."
Just the lads to sort out the odd Jihadi within an 'extended family,' eh?
“The position is clear. If people are walking around with ISIL flags or trying to recruit people to their terrorist cause, they will be arrested and their materials will be seized. We are a tolerant people, but no tolerance should allow the room for this sort of poisonous extremism in our country.”
Even more bored.
“Alongside a tough security response, there must also be an intelligent political response. We know that terrorist organisations thrive where there is political instability and weak or dysfunctional political institutions.”
And where the leaders of a society are, actually, on their side.

You know, when a society’s elite sees the indigenous population as their enemy? When they see their interests and those of the even more elite types who own them, more likely to be threatened by their own folk than the imported terrorist?

As it is with us.
“So we must support the building blocks of democracy, the rule of law, (the rule of law made by gangsters who despise us?) the independence of the judiciary, the rights of minorities, (like those who’ve gone to fight with ISIS?) free media (like the media owned by Rupert Murdoch?)… and a proper place in society for the army."
For the army?

Is that why you’ve been downsizing and under-funding the military so much?
“None of these things can be imposed by the West.”
The West tries really hard to do so, though, doesn't it?

AFGHANISTAN – 2001; IRAQ – 2003; ARAB SPRING – born December 2010 – killed off by mid-2012; LIBYA – 2011; SYRIA – 2011 until God knows when; UKRAINE – 2014 until God knows when – all wars to impose the Western elite's idea of ‘democracy’ upon people who were minding their own business and perfectly content with their own carry on until the Daves, disastrously, intervened.
“We are in the middle of a generational struggle against a poisonous and extremist ideology, which I believe we will be fighting for the rest of my political lifetime.”
Blah, blah, blah.
“This is a clear danger to Europe and to our security.”
It is. 

And folks like you, Blair, Brown, Clegg, Miliband, Harman, Straw, the military-industrial complex and the international financiers made it all happen.
“It is a daunting challenge. But it is not an invincible one, as long as we are now ready and able to summon up the political will to defend our own values and way of life with the same determination, courage and tenacity as we have faced danger before in our history. That is how much is at stake here: we have no choice but to rise to the challenge.”
Thing is, Dave, your values are not mine and neither is your vastly over-privileged way of life.

The values and lifestyle of the political elite revolve around power, ambition, kudos, the trough and whatever else is in it for them. For me, they revolve around the happiness, welfare, security and survival of the British people.

I wish those I care for would do their sums. If they did they’d know that you and those you kow-tow to are every bit as much their enemy as the ISIS assassin. Most, as yet, don’t know this. But social media is seeing the concerned and investigative catch up fast.

This growing awareness, not ISIS, is what the Masters of the Universe, their tame Prime Ministers and their bought Presidents most fear.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

GAZA - Opposing views

On 22 July 2014, UN human rights commissioner, Navi Pillay, said this to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva:
"There seems to be a strong possibility that international law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes… A number of incidents, along with the high number of civilian deaths, belies the claim that all necessary precautions are being taken to protect civilian lives.

For Palestinians in Gaza and in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, the current reality is not just one of repeated conflict but also one of protracted occupation, with insecurity and a constant daily struggle for human rights, in particular the right to self-determination.

In Gaza, the blockade and Access Restricted Areas continue to undermine the human rights of the population. In the West Bank, ever expanding illegal Israeli settlements; settler violence; demolitions of Palestinian homes; the Wall and its associated regime; excessive use of force; and large scale detentions of Palestinians are some of the ongoing, routine abuses and human rights violations committed against the occupied population.

A seven-year old Palestinian child in Gaza has never known life outside occupation and is already living through her or his third experience of a major Israeli military operation, including the so-called operations ‘Cast Lead’ in 2009 and ‘Pillar of Defence’ in 2012, with all the unimaginable death, destruction, terror and the life-long consequences that they inflicted.” 
On 18 July 2014, an open letter was sent to to The Guardian by a group of eminent dignitaries.

This is an edited version:
“Israel has once again unleashed the full force of its military against the captive Palestinian population, particularly in the besieged Gaza Strip, in an inhumane and illegal act of military aggression.
Israel's ability to launch such devastating attacks with impunity largely stems from the vast international military cooperation and trade that it maintains with complicit governments across the world.
Over the period 2008-19, the US is set to provide military aid to Israel worth $30bn, while Israeli annual military exports to the world have reached billions of dollars.

In recent years, European countries have exported billions of euros' worth of weapons to Israel, and the EU has furnished Israeli military companies with research grants worth hundreds of millions. Emerging economies such as India, Brazil and Chile are rapidly increasing their military trade and cooperation with Israel, despite their stated support for Palestinian rights. By importing and exporting arms to Israel and facilitating the development of Israeli military technology, governments are effectively sending a clear message of approval for Israel's military aggression, including its war crimes and possible crimes against humanity.

Israel's military technology is marketed as ‘field-tested’ and exported across the world. Military trade and joint military-related research relations with Israel embolden Israeli impunity in committing grave violations of international law and facilitate the entrenchment of Israel's system of occupation, colonisation and systematic denial of Palestinian rights.

We call on the UN and governments across the world to take immediate steps to implement a comprehensive and legally binding military embargo on Israel, similar to that imposed on South Africa during apartheid.”
Some of those who signed the above letter are listed below:

Archbishop Desmond Tutu Nobel Peace Laureate; Betty Williams Nobel Peace Laureate; Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate; Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Laureate; Roger Waters of Pink Floyd; Federico Mayor Zaragoza, former Unesco director general; Adolfo Peres Esquivel, Nobel Peace Laureate; Alice Walker, author of ‘The Colour Purple;’ James Kelman, Booker Prize winner; Michael Ondaatje, Booker Prize winner; Liz Lochhead, national poet for Scotland; Brian Eno, musician; Caryl Churchill, playwright; John Pilger, journalist and filmmaker; Ken Loach filmmaker; Luisa Morgantini, former vice president of the European Parliament; Jeremy Corbyn, MP; John McDonnell, MP; Michael Mansfield, barrister.

These signatories are Jewish.

Noam Chomsky, philosopher and academic; Mike Leigh, writer and film director; Richard Falk, former UN special rapporteur on Occupied Palestine; Ronnie Kasrils, former South African Minister; Ilan Pappe, Israeli historian; Sir Geoffrey Bindman, lawyer.

On 10 July 2014, J.J. Goldberg’s essay, How Politics and Lies Triggered an Unintended War in Gaza, was featured in the Jewish Daily Forward.

This said:
“In the flood of angry words that poured out of Israel and Gaza during a week of spiraling violence, few statements were more blunt, or more telling, than this throwaway line by the chief spokesman of the Israeli military, Brigadier General Moti Almoz, speaking July 8 on Army Radio’s morning show:

‘We have been instructed by the political echelon to hit Hamas hard’…

Spokesmen don’t speak for themselves. Almoz was expressing a frustration that was building in the army command for nearly a month, since the June 12 kidnapping of three Israeli yeshiva boys. The crime set off a chain of events in which Israel gradually lost control of the situation, finally ending up on the brink of a war that nobody wanted…

The frustration had numerous causes. Once the boys’ disappearance was known, troops began a massive, 18-day search-and-rescue operation, entering thousands of homes, arresting and interrogating hundreds of individuals, racing against the clock. Only on July 1, after the boys’ bodies were found, did the truth come out: THE GOVERNMENT HAD KNOWN ALMOST FROM THE BEGINNING THAT THE BOYS WERE DEAD. IT MAINTAINED THE FICTION THAT IT HOPED TO FIND THEM ALIVE AS A PRETEXT TO DISMANTLE HAMAS’ WEST BANK OPERATIONS.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immediately placed a gag order on the deaths. Journalists who heard rumors were told the Shin Bet wanted the gag order to aid the search. For public consumption, the official word was that Israel was ‘acting on the assumption that they’re alive.’ It was, simply put, a lie…

Nor was that the only fib. It was clear from the beginning that the kidnappers weren’t acting on orders from Hamas leadership in Gaza or Damascus. Hamas’ Hebron branch, more a crime family than a clandestine organization, had a history of acting without the leaders’ knowledge, sometimes against their interests. Yet Netanyahu repeatedly insisted Hamas was responsible for the crime and would pay for it.”
The fact that Goldberg, who is the editor of The Forward, is as overtly critical of Israel as he is here is deeply instructive. He is, intellectually, very much the Jewish chauvinist and is as aggressively Zionist as it comes. For him to condemn the genesis of the latest butchery is such forthright terms is highly unusual.

Hopefully, such unvarnished commentary will herald a more discerning evaluation of Israel’s conduct by the U.S. media in the future.

Myra is Jewish.

Professor Emeritus of international law at Princeton University, Richard Falk, said this when interviewed recently:
"Israel periodically 'mows the grass' in Gaza as one right-wing Israeli advisor to Sharon distastefully expressed the goal of Israel policy toward Gaza several years ago. There were factors present in the context of this Israeli attack that help explain why now.

The main two factors in my view were the unwelcome establishment of an interim 'unity government' on June 2 by the leadership of Fatah and Hamas, which undermined the Israeli approach of keeping the governing authorities in the West Bank and Gaza AS DIVIDED AS POSSIBLE.

The second element was Israel's strong incentive to weaken Hamas in the West Bank so that Israel could justify its moves in April to end direct negotiations with the Palestinian Authority and move ever closer to incorporating the West Bank, or most of it into Israel, and fulfil the expansionist Zionist dream to move beyond the 1967 borders."
Richard is Jewish.

On 15 July 2014, comedian Alexei Sayle said this when interviewed by a representative of the Council for Arab-British Understanding:
"I always try and think of the psychology of the nation and the psychology of the people behind it, and I said it in 2009 during Cast Lead that Israel seemed to me to be like a teenager that's never been given any boundaries, that is endlessly indulged by its doting parents, the West, and has kind of become psychopath as a result...

You could also say that Israel is now the Jimmy Savile of nation states, it clearly doesn't care about damaging the lives of children, it thinks that everybody else is in the wrong, and it is endlessly in the right...

It's a state that is endlessly again indulged by... Western powers, by governments everywhere because they're frightened of it, frightened of it physically in some ways and of its kind of anger and of the power that it wields and its influence."
In January 2009, more than 1,400 Palestinians were killed during Israel's Operation Cast Lead bombing of Gaza. At a demonstration in London. where over 100,000 marched in sympathy with Gaza’s inhabitants, Alexei said this:
"I think it’s important that Jewish people who have a public profile speak out to say that this is not being done in our name. All the time we hear from Israeli spokespeople that they are angry with the people they have murdered for making them murder them. It is the psychology of the murderer, it is the psychology of the rapist, it is the psychology of the bully. That’s what Israel is in this situation."
Alexei is Jewish.

Avner Gvaryahu was a sergeant in the Israeli Defence Force special forces from November 2004 to November 2007.

On 15 July 2014, he blew the whistle thus in The Independent:
"My first mission involved the seizure of a Palestinian home. I had never before had the opportunity to be inside a Palestinian home, and my squad was surprised for a moment by the fact that within the home lived an entire family, spanning three generations…

I remember asking myself: what do they think about all of this? What would I do if soldiers broke into my home? But I immediately repressed these questions and carried on with the mission… This was our daily routine, and as a result, the next time I didn’t really think about how the family whose home we entered felt…

I wasn’t bothered when we destroyed entire homes during search operations, and when my squad accidentally shot an innocent woman, and we quickly buried the incident and moved on…

During Operation Cast Lead I had been a civilian active with Breaking the Silence for over a year, but I was still shocked by the incidents I heard had occurred there. I remember a friend who had taken part in Cast Lead… This is what he testified:

‘In the morning we identified four men, aged 25 - 40, with keffiyehs, standing outside the house talking. It was suspect. We reported it to intelligence, specifying the house they were about to enter. Intelligence passed this on to the Shabak (Israeli Security Agency) who reported that this was known as a Hamas activist’s house. This is automatically acted upon.

I don’t remember what we used, whether it was a helicopter or something else, but the house was bombed while these guys were inside. A woman ran out of the house holding a child, and escaped southward. That is to say, there had been innocent people inside’…

The politicians that send us to perform these tasks don’t even pretend to promise hope for a better future. Just further use of force and violence. Our doubts about logic and justice don’t even interest us anymore… 150 killed in Gaza in the first six days of the operation, the vast majority of whom were civilians, and a quarter of whom were children. Millions of Israeli and Palestinian people live in existential fear that a rocket or a missile will fall on their heads…

The red line at which we stopped during Operation Cast Lead (2009), is the same line from which we commenced Operation Pillar of Defense (2011). The point at which we stopped during Pillar of Defense is the same place from which we’ve started Protective Edge. What will our next red line be? And when will we cross that one too? Only we can answer that question. It depends on us, and what we allow others to do in our name.”

By way of contrast to the above, here are some dissenting views:

On 1 August 2014, Moshe Feiglin, Deputy Speaker of the Israeli Knesset, posted an open letter to Israeli Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, on his Facebook page.

This said:
“This is our country, our country exclusively, including Gaza. There are no two states, and there are no two peoples. There is only one state for one people…

The strategic enemy is extremist Arab Islam in all its varieties, from Iran to Gaza, which seeks to annihilate Israel in its entirety. The immediate enemy is Hamas…

Defining the tasks: Conquest of the entire Gaza Strip, and annihilation of all fighting forces and their supporters. Defining the strategic goal: To turn Gaza into Jaffa, a flourishing Israeli city with a minimum number of hostile civilians…

The IDF will designate certain open areas on the Sinai border, adjacent to the sea, in which the civilian population will be concentrated, far from the built-up areas… In these areas, tent encampments will be established, until relevant emigration destinations are determined…. Electricity and water for populated areas, will be disconnected.

The formerly populated areas will be shelled with maximum fire power. The entire civilian and military infrastructure of Hamas, its means of communication and of logistics, will be razed to the ground…

The IDF… will… exterminate nests of resistance, in the event that any should remain…

Israel will start searching for emigration destinations and quotas for the refugees from Gaza… Those who wish to emigrate will be given a generous economic support package, and will arrive at the receiving countries with considerable economic capabilities…

When the fighting ends, Israeli law will be extended to cover the entire Gaza Strip, the people evicted from the Gush Katif will be invited to return to their settlements, and the city of Gaza and its suburbs will be rebuilt as true Israeli touristic and commercial cities.”
The above document has since been removed from Feiglin’s Facebook page. However, on 14 July 2014, he was saying much the same thing to an Israeli audience in Beit Shemesh.

“We should look for victory, we should win… What are we going to do afterwards with 1.8 million Arabs in Gaza?…

I’m not talking about going back to Gaza as a colonialist as we did in 1967. No. I’m talking about going back to Gaza as the owner of the land as we did in… 1948…

Those who fought you in the past or still don’t accept your sovereignty should be destroyed or sent away… it’s simple.”
It’s simple, all right. It’s also imperialist, supremacist and genocidal. The seizure of the territory of one people by another, ethnic cleansing, annihilation for those who resist. It really couldn’t be any clearer, could it?

And remember who’s saying it. This is no armed-to-the-teeth Ashkenazi settler who’s been in the country for a week, this is the Deputy Speaker of the Knesset. This is a big shot. This is a bloke whose opinions are valued and acted upon.

Heil Israel, eh?

And yet, the Jew in Europe, in our world, has been pushing for open borders, for letting the outsider in, since time immemorial. In Israel they want the original inhabitant removed, Throughout the white world, (and only the white world) they want the original inhabitant overtaken by the alien hordes.

You know what it says in the Bhagavad Gita, don’t you?
"Now I am become death, destroyer of worlds."
In the 1965 TV documentary ‘The Decision to Drop the Bomb,’ the Jew, Robert Oppenheimer, director of the Trinity project that invented the A-bomb, told us that, upon witnessing the first nuclear explosion, the same thought had crossed his mind.

On 1 July 2014, Dr. Mordechai Kedar of Bar-Ilan University said this on Israeli radio programme, ‘Hakol Diburim:’
“Terrorists, like those who kidnapped the children and killed them, the only thing that deters them is if they know that their sister or their mother will be raped in the event that they are caught. What can you do, that’s the culture in which we live…

I’m talking about the facts. The only thing that deters a suicide bomber is the knowledge that if he pulls the trigger or blows himself up, his sister will be raped. That’s all.”

Finally, history of the revelatory kind.

On 18 November 2012, during the ‘Pillar of Defense’ attack on Gaza, Gilad Sharon, the son of former Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, said this in The Jerusalem Post:
“What does a decisive victory sound like? A Tarzan-like cry that lets the entire jungle know in no uncertain terms just who won, and just who was defeated.

To accomplish this, you need to achieve what the other side can’t bear, can’t live with, and our initial bombing campaign isn’t it. The desire to prevent harm to innocent civilians in Gaza will ultimately lead to harming the truly innocent: the residents of southern Israel. THE RESIDENTS OF GAZA ARE NOT INNOCENT, THEY ELECTED HAMAS. The Gazans aren’t hostages; they chose this freely, and must live with the consequences…

We need to flatten entire neighborhoods in Gaza. Flatten all of Gaza. The Americans didn’t stop with Hiroshima, the Japanese weren’t surrendering fast enough, so they hit Nagasaki, too.

There should be no electricity in Gaza, no gasoline or moving vehicles, nothing. Then they’d really call for a ceasefire. Were this to happen, the images from Gaza might be unpleasant, but victory would be swift, and the lives of our soldiers and civilians spared…

There is no middle path here, either the Gazans and their infrastructure are made to pay the price, or we reoccupy the entire Gaza Strip… A million civilians can’t live under fire for long. This needs to end quickly, with a bang, not a whimper.”

Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, was caught on camera saying these things in 2001:
"Today everyone understands the slogan 'The Settlements are here'. They are everywhere. What's the difference? What do you think Arafat wants? He wants one big settlement that is called Tel Aviv...

The main thing is, first of all, to strike them, not once but several times, so painfully that the price they pay will be unbearable... a large-scale attack on the Palestinian Authority, causing them to fear that everything is about to collapse...

AMERICA IS SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN EASILY MANOEUVRE AND MOVE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. And even if they do say something... so what? 80% of Americans support us!"
"I wasn't afraid to confront Clinton. I wasn't afraid to go against the U.N. What happened with the Oslo Accords?... I gave my own interpretation to the agreements, in such a way that will allow me to stop the race back to the 1967 borders...

Nobody defined what 'Military Facilities' are. So I also defined them as being 'security zones'. The entire Jordan Valley, for me, is a 'military facility'...

There was the question of who will define these 'military facilities?' I received a letter... sent to me and to Arafat at the same time, saying that Israel and Israel alone will define the 'military facilities,' their locations, and size.

Now, they didn't want to give this letter so I refused to sign the Hebron Accords. I stopped the government meeting and I said: 'I won't sign.' And only when the letter arrived, during that meeting, to me and to Arafat, did I sign the Hebron Accords. Or ratified it, to be exact - it was already signed.