"IT IS THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE MURDERER, THE RAPIST, THE BULLY. THAT'S WHAT ISRAEL IS IN THIS SITUATION."Sayle, who was speaking out against the Israeli invasion of Gaza, added:
"It is important that Jewish people who have a public profile speak out to say that this has not been done in our name. I think that Israel has an idea of itself as being noble. When you attack somebody but you have this idea of yourself that you're the good guy - you think 'how can this be?' What you do is BLAME THE PEOPLE YOU HAVE KILLED - and you hear all the time from Israeli spokespeople that THEY ARE ANGRY WITH THE PEOPLE THAT THEY HAVE MURDERED, FOR MAKING THEM MURDER THEM."The following day, he told the BBC that Israel's response was 'massively disproportionate,' adding:
"Stop killing people, stop killing children and then start thinking about the little things after that."The admirably honest Alexei is Jewish himself.
"Harold Pinter's body may only just have stiffened, but an unsavoury tussle is already underway for his ignoble position, as THE UK'S NUMBER ONE SELF-HATING JEW. At a news conference in London, yesterday – calling for an end to Israel's right to defend itself – author and comedian Alexei Sayle staked his claim for the much coveted crown, BRANDING ISRAEL A MURDERER, RAPIST AND BULLY…'The thousands more who are no longer here to tell their stories?' What, are you suggesting that thousands have been killed in recent times by Hamas-type bogeymen, Mr Melchett? I think that is what you want your readers to believe, isn't it? It's not true, of course, the Palestinians have killed nowhere near as many as you imply. And they certainly haven't killed as many Israelis as Israelis have killed Palestinians.
When it comes to Israel, the 56-year old does all Jews, but especially those in the UK, a grave disservice.
‘I WANT TO FEEL PROUD OF ISRAEL, I WANT TO BE PROUD OF MY PEOPLE, BUT I AM ASHAMED’, Sayle duped reporters yesterday. Rather than touting his wares for weddings and bar mitzvahs…Sayle hires, or rather sells, himself out as an Israel basher.
In fact, the Jewishness of Sayle, Pinter and their ilk would appear to be defined purely by a pathological hatred of Israel, and a willingness to be used by the enemies of both Jews and Israel…
The possible causes of such self-loathing are worthy of a dedicated post, but SAYLE'S PARENTS WERE ARDENT COMMUNISTS, beliefs that probably alienated them from, and perhaps turned them against, Liverpool's Jewish community. ALEXEI, TOO, JOINED THE COMMUNIST PARTY. But where does a Jew in name alone get the arrogance, presumption and self-importance to state, as Sayle did yesterday, that ‘IT'S IMPORTANT THAT JEWISH PEOPLE WHO HAVE A PUBLIC PROFILE . . . SPEAK OUT TO SAY THAT THIS IS NOT BEING DONE IN OUR NAME’?…
Why do you, especially as a Jew, appear to view Israeli blood as cheaper than Palestinian?…
Should you have the integrity and courage to examine the self-loathing, Muslim-pandering bed that you have made for yourself, I invite you to visit Israel as my guest. I will take you down to Sderot and Ashkelon, to meet some of ‘[your] people’, who have been living in a continual state of fear during eight years of Palestinian rocket attacks. I will also take you to meet some of the thousands of victims of Palestinian terror, and to some of the families of the thousands more who are no longer here to tell their stories."
Let's take the recent hostilities as an example of the "no longer here to tell their stories" death ratio. As of 2.00 p.m. 6 January 2009, 562 Palestinians had been killed and 2,700 had been injured by Israeli warplanes, helicopter gunships, tanks and heavily armed soldiers. 3 Israeli soldiers had also been killed by one of their own tanks. Apart from this, Hamas, we are told, has been responsible for the deaths of two Israeli soldiers and 4 civilians, using home made rockets and whatever other firepower their own irregular forces could muster.
Ah yes, ladies and gentlemen, just as the Melchetts would have you believe that Hamas is murdering thousands as we speak, so they would have you think that 6,000,000 Jews were murdered by the Nazis in the so-called 'Holocaust.' (For some reason the Jews waited until the 1970s to appropriate this evocative word to describe their own particular WWII experiences) Anyway, wouldn't the decent majority say there's a bit of a difference between 562 and 6?
Of course they would. In the genocidal world inhabited by the Jewish supremacist and the Bush/Blair Shabbat Goyim, however, even that difference isn't as great as they would have it. Oh yes, the Mike Melchetts of this planet have always been happy to see their 'enemies' butchered en masse. If you read your Bible, you will know this. Check out the books of Joshua, Isaiah and Esther, if you don't believe me. What the Jew is doing now they were doing with just as much self-righteous relish and certainty way back then.
On 6 January 2009, he said this on BBC News 24:
"MY GOVERNMENT IS NOW ENGAGED IN A MASSIVE WAR CRIME KILLING HUNDREDS OF INNOCENTS…Yonatan's plea for sanity may be seen here: WAR CRIME!
On behalf of thousands of Israelis that are demonstrating right now in the streets of Tel A Viv and Jerusalem and many other places, with Palestinians with Internationals, people from all kinds of backgrounds… are completely, completely ashamed and against this crazy assault… As Jewish people we know that YOU CANNOT KILL THE DESIRE OF PEOPLE TO BE FREE.
As a Jewish person that was raised on all these values of federation and humanity and freedom…
WE CANNOT KILL THE DESIRE OF THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE PEOPLE TO LIVE IN FREEDOM… I want to call the international community, the Jewish community in the world and every one that is listening to me now, please join our force to stop THIS MASSIVE KILLING… please, for the sake of Israel for the sake of Palestine and for the sake of the world. I want to cry and to shout and ask you people dying right now…
It’s crazy that my government, at the same time that people are being killed on our side, is continuing this crazy assault thinking that they can kill THE DESIRE OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE TO BE FREE… IT'S COMPLETELY INSANE...
The Palestinians… THEY ARE BEING TRAPPED IN THIS OPEN-AIR PRISON FOR DECADES AND THEY CANNOT EAT, THEY CANNOT HAVE THEIR MEDICINE, THEY CANNOT GO IN, THEY CANNOT GO OUT. WE LOCK THEM THERE IN A DEEP GHETTO… WE ARE LOCKING ONE AND A HALF MILLION PEOPLE FOR SO LONG AND WE TREAT THEM AS ANIMALS AND THIS IS THE RESULT.
On 6 January 2009, The Independent told us this:
"Israeli tank shells killed at least 40 Palestinians today AT A UN SCHOOL WHERE CIVILIANS HAD TAKEN SHELTER...I wonder what Yonatan and Alexei would have to say about this? Pretty much the same as me, I imagine. I doubt that Mike Melchett would say the same. Hands up all of those who think Yonatan and Alexei are self-hating Jews! Hands up all of those who think they just happen to be telling the truth!
People cut down by shrapnel lay in pools of blood on the street. Witnesses said two Israeli tanks shells exploded outside the school, killing at least 40 civilians... In a separate attack earlier in the day, three Palestinians were killed in an airstrike on another school run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency."
I hope those who voted for 'the truth' took note of those who put their hands up for the self-hating option. When the enemy is well and truly 'within the gates,' it's as well to know who they are.
On 8 January 2008, Michel Chossudovsky said this at the Four Winds web site:
"The military invasion of the Gaza Strip by Israeli Forces bears a direct relation to the control and ownership of strategic offshore gas reserves.
This is a war of conquest. Discovered in 2000, THERE ARE EXTENSIVE GAS RESERVES OFF THE GAZA COASTLINE... The rights to the offshore gas field are respectively BRITISH GAS (60 percent); Consolidated Contractors (30 percent); and the Investment Fund of the Palestinian Authority (10 percent). (Haaretz, October 21, 2007)...
The death of Yasser Arafat, the election of the Hamas government and the ruin of the Palestinian Authority have enabled ISRAEL TO ESTABLISH DE FACTO CONTROL OVER GAZA'S OFFSHORE GAS RESERVES.
BRITISH GAS HAS BEEN DEALING WITH THE TEL AVIV GOVERNMENT. IN TURN, THE HAMAS GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN BYPASSED in regards to exploration and development rights over the gas fields.
The election of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in 2001 was a major turning point. Palestine's sovereignty over the offshore gas fields was challenged in the Israeli Supreme Court. Sharon stated unequivocally that "Israel would never buy gas from Palestine"...You know what the biggest war crime of all actually is?
In 2003, Ariel Sharon, vetoed an initial deal, which would allow British Gas to supply Israel with natural gas from Gaza's offshore wells...
In 2006, British Gas 'was close to signing a deal to pump the gas to Egypt.' According to reports, British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR INTERVENED ON BEHALF OF ISRAEL with a view to shunting the agreement with Egypt...
The following year, in May 2007, the Israeli Cabinet approved a proposal by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert 'to buy gas from the Palestinian Authority.' The proposed contract was for $4 billion, with profits of the order of $2 billion of which one billion was to go the Palestinians.
Tel Aviv, however, had no intention on sharing the revenues with Palestine. An Israeli team of negotiators was set up by the Israeli Cabinet TO THRASH OUT A DEAL WITH THE BG GROUP, BYPASSING BOTH THE HAMAS GOVERNMENT AND THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY…
The objective was essentially TO NULLIFY THE CONTRACT SIGNED IN 1999 BETWEEN THE BG GROUP AND THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY under Yasser Arafat.
Under the proposed 2007 agreement with BG, PALESTINIAN GAS FROM GAZA'S OFFSHORE WELLS WAS TO BE CHANNELED BY AN UNDERSEA PIPELINE TO THE ISRAELI SEAPORT OF ASHKELON, THEREBY TRANSFERRING CONTROL OVER THE SALE OF THE NATURAL GAS TO ISRAEL.
The deal fell through. The negotiations were suspended. Mossad Chief Meir Dagan opposed the transaction on security grounds that the proceeds would fund terror…
ISRAEL'S INTENT WAS TO FORECLOSE THE POSSIBILITY THAT ROYALTIES BE PAID TO THE PALESTINIANS.
In December 2007, The BG Group withdrew from the negotiations with Israel and in January 2008 they closed their office in Israel.
The invasion plan of the Gaza Strip under 'Operation Cast Lead' was set in motion in June 2008, according to Israeli military sources…
THE ISRAELI AUTHORITIES CONTACTED BRITISH GAS, WITH A VIEW TO RESUMING CRUCIAL NEGOTIATIONS PERTAINING TO THE PURCHASE OF GAZA'S NATURAL GAS…
THE DECISION TO SPEED UP NEGOTIATIONS WITH BRITISH GAS COINCIDED, CHRONOLOGICALLY, WITH THE PLANNING OF THE INVASION OF GAZA INITIATED IN JUNE. It would appear that Israel was anxious to reach an agreement with the BG Group prior to the invasion, which was already in an advanced planning stage.
Moreover, these negotiations with British Gas were conducted by the Ehud Olmert government with the knowledge that a military invasion was on the drawing board. In all likelihood, a new 'post war' political-territorial arrangement for the Gaza strip was also being contemplated by the Israeli government. In fact, negotiations between British Gas and Israeli officials were ongoing in October 2008, 2-3 months prior to the commencement of the bombings on December 27th.
In November 2008, the Israeli Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of National Infrastructures instructed Israel Electric Corporation to enter into negotiations with British Gas, on the purchase of natural gas from the BG's offshore concession in Gaza…
THE MILITARY OCCUPATION OF GAZA IS INTENT UPON TRANSFERRING THE SOVEREIGNTY OF THE GAS FIELDS TO ISRAEL IN VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW.
What can we expect in the wake of the invasion? What is the intent of Israel with regard to Palestine's Natural Gas reserves? A new territorial arrangement, with the stationing of Israeli and/or 'peacekeeping' troops? The militarization of the entire Gaza coastline, which is strategic for Israel? The outright confiscation of Palestinian gas fields and the unilateral declaration of Israeli sovereignty over Gaza's maritime areas?
If this were to occur, THE GAZA GAS FIELDS WOULD BE INTEGRATED INTO ISRAEL'S OFFSHORE INSTALLATIONS, which are contiguous to those of the Gaza Strip.
These various offshore installations are also linked up to Israel's energy transport corridor, extending from the port of Eilat, which is an oil pipeline terminal, on the Red Sea to the seaport - pipeline terminal at Ashkelon, and northwards to Haifa, and eventually linking up through a proposed Israeli-Turkish pipeline with the Turkish port of Ceyhan.
Ceyhan is the terminal of the Baku, Tblisi Ceyhan Trans Caspian pipeline."
The one that deprives us of the the truth of the war's origin. If we knew the real history and provenance of all the wars, we wouldn't believe the bad guys so readily when they tell us the next one needs to be fought.
“The current offensive in Gaza is the climax of the Israeli tendency to shun diplomacy and compromise and to rely overwhelmingly on BRUTE MILITARY FORCE.Mr Shlaim's testimony can beseen below:
The key to Israel’s intransigence in the conflict is UNCRITICAL AMERICAN SUPPORT. Today ISRAEL IS, GETTING AWAY, LITERALLY, WITH MURDER IN GAZA because there is no restraint from America. THERE HAS NEVER BEEN LESS AMERICAN RESTRAINT ON ISRAEL IN THE HISTORY OF THIS TRAGIC CONFLICT.
One recent example of THIS BLIND AMERICAN SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL is the Security Council cease-fire resolution which CONDOLEEZA RICE SUPPORTED, MADE A SPEECH IN FAVOUR and everyone thought America was going to vote for it and yet, AT THE LAST MINUTE, BUSH AND CHENEY VETOED, didn’t veto the resolution but AMERICA ABSTAINED! THAT SENT A CLEAR SIGNAL TO ISRAEL THAT IT CAN CONTINUE WITH THIS INSANE OFFENSIVE.
The only thing that might change is American public opinion, as a result of EXCESSIVE ISRAELI BRUTALITY, gradually changing and that would weaken the power of the Israel lobby in Washington and eventually it might have an effect on American foreign policy towards the region…Here is the crucial point, this is an unnecessary and illegal war because in June of, in July of last year Egypt brokered a cease-fire. The cease-fire succeeded. THE CEASE-FIRE WAS A STUNNING SUCCESS, CONTRARY TO ISRAELI PROPAGANDA. Before cease-fire came into effect, 170 KASSAM ROCKETS A MONTH WERE FIRED FROM GAZA ON ISRAEL After the cease-fire came into effect, for the next 4 months THE NUMBER DROPPED TO 3 A MONTH. Again CONTRARY TO ISRAEL’S PROPAGANDA, IT WAS NOT HAMAS THAT BROKE THE CEASE-FIRE, IT WAS ISRAEL WHO BROKE THE CEASE-FIRE BY LAUNCHING A RAID INTO GAZA AND KILLING SIX HAMAS MEN."