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Friday, November 10, 2023

Blinken and Colin Powell's well deserved Humiliation

Do you remember Colin Powell? The man had no shame in lying for the warmonger President Bush.  If he had any conscience, he would have resigned instead of lying and becoming an accessory to the genocide of nearly a million Iraqi and Afghan civilians. 

Blinken is a chamcha/ that is a shameless sycophant, a man who does not have his own mind. Like Colin Powell, he is lying to the world; the world clearly sees it, and of course, Americans and Israelis don't. 

He is willing to say what the warmonger President Biden “tells” him to. If I were him, I would have resigned as a conscientious objector. Do these two men have any conscience?

Before you jump to a conclusion, I have condemned Hamas for their killing of 1400 Israeli civilians and condemned the Rogues Netanyahu and Biden when they are rejoicing in killing the Palestinians.

It is 11000 Gazans now. Are these two bloodthirsty men who want to kill 6 Million Palestinians for the world to put a stop to them? 

Their actions are bad for Jews and Palestinians - they have just prolonged the security for Jews and justice for the Palestinians. They are directly responsible for rise in Anti-Semitism. 

As Blinken said in Amman, I hope he meant it.  

“When I see a Palestinian boy or girl pulled from the wreckage of a building, it hits me in the gut just as it hits everyone’s gut, and I see my own children in their faces.  And as human beings, how can any of us not feel the same way?”

If he is sincere, he should resign. 

The note is my own. 

Mike Ghouse

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Above photo: Antony Blinken in July. Office of U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Matthew Miller/Wikimedia Commons.

Wherever He Turned In The Middle East, The U.S. Secretary Of State Was Met By Opposition.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has ended his four-day excursion to the Middle East where he was publicly rebuffed by Israel, schooled by Egypt and Jordan and protested in Turkey.

Blinken will arrive back in the United States where hundreds of thousands of Americans, including many Democratic Party voters, are in the streets eviscerating the Biden Administration for its role in genocide.

He returns to a State Department where one official resigned over the administration’s unconditional support for Israel, and a second Department employee accused Joe Biden on social media of being “complicit in genocide.”

Arab-American voters of Blinken’s party, who helped Joe Biden win the White House in 2020 by delivering him the swing state of Michigan, are openly rebelling this time because they see on their screens what anyone with a half a heart is seeing and they know Biden’s part in it.

He is ahead of Donald Trump in only one of six swing states, according to a new New York Times and Siena College poll. The level of barbarity being unleashed by the rabid, rightwing regime in Tel Aviv has taken Blinken and Biden aback, if only because of the political consequences.

U.S. officials are so used to automatically backing Israel, that they’re having a hard time coming to terms with what it is exactly that they are backing this time.  But it’s starting to sink in. If there are embers of a human conscience left in Biden and Blinken they are not unmoved. Lacking normal human reactions, they clearly don’t know what to do other than what they’ve always done: back Israel to the hilt despite what their eyes tell them.

The political calculus is muddied because of the unmistakable power of the Israel lobby to destroy American political careers by “primarying” a candidate or backing a general election opponent. This adds to Biden’s dilemma.

Caitlin Johnstone, in a column republished in Consortium News today comments on a Washington Post article, which says:

“As Israel’s ground invasion of Gaza escalates, the Biden administration finds itself in a precarious position: Administration officials say Israel’s counterattack against Hamas has been too severe, too costly in civilian casualties, and lacking a coherent endgame, but they are unable to exert significant influence on America’s closest ally in the Middle East to change its course. …

With every missile unleashed on Gaza, with every killing of a Palestinian child – and Israel has killed in this war more children than all global conflicts did since 2019 – the whole region is sinking in a sea of hatred that will define generations to come. ”

Given that Washington is Israel’s military underwriter and the White House has asked Congress for another $14 billion for Israel in the midst of its atrocities, Johnstone remarks, “The Biden administration does in fact have tons of leverage it can use to stop the genocidal massacre in Gaza, it just doesn’t want to because it would be ‘politically unpopular’ and because ‘Biden himself has a personal attachment to Israel.’”

Humiliated By Netanyahu

Blinken flew to Israel on Friday to press Benjamin Netanyahu to accept what the U.S. had just days earlier vetoed at the U.N. Security Council: humanitarian pauses to get aid into Gaza and foreign nationals out.  It’s a little like stopping the torturer for a minute to give the victim a sip of water before encouraging the torture to resume.

The fact that the administration is now pushing these pauses — instead of a ceasefire — where before they exercised their veto against them — not a light matter — shows what a quandary it is in and how desperate it is to find a way out.

The unsophisticated Blinken is no match for a world-class Machiavellian like Benjamin Netanyahu. Still, he had to meet Blinken because after all there’s $14 billion on the table. Pulling that money back would be a major setback for Netanyahu and relief for the Gazans. So he patted Blinken on the head and said thanks for coming, but no thanks to your pauses.

Blinken had to make a statement to the press alone when normally he would be standing next to the leader he’d just met. But Netanyahu was too busy. He has a cleansing operation to run.

Afterward Netanyahu appeared alone in blackshirt to say no to humanitarian pauses, no to fuel, no to everything going into Gaza but death.

Lectured By Egypt & Jordan

Next it was off to Amman where Blinken was totally outmatched by the foreign ministers of Jordan and Egypt, who schooled him on the massive crimes Israel is committing around the clock.  Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi talked about “the importance of abidance” to

“international humanitarian law … and the rejection of the displacement of Palestinians, of their land. … We consider that this is a war crime that we will stop with all our strength. … The killing must stop, and also Israeli immunity from committing war crimes must stop. … How can we even entertain what will happen in Gaza when we do not know what kind of Gaza will be left after this war is done? Are we going to be talking about a wasteland?  Are we going to be talking about a whole population reduced to refugees?”

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry could not have been blunter when he said, with Blinken in the room:

“The collective punishment – Israel targeting innocent civilians and facilities, medical facilities, paramedics, in addition to trying to force migration for Palestinians to leave their lands – this cannot be a legitimate self-defense at all. …  I would like to ask for an immediate and intensive ceasefire in Gaza without any condition, and that Israel would stop … its violations of international law and the laws of war.”

There is a severe disconnect in Blinken’s thinking, when he says, “We believe pauses can be a critical mechanism for protecting civilians, for getting aid in, for getting foreign nationals out, while still enabling Israel to achieve its objective: defeat Hamas.”

Does he not get that Israel’s objective is the destruction of the Palestinian people in Gaza en route to defeating Hamas?

Completely unaware of where he was or who he was appearing with, Blinken thought out loud, justifying the monstrous Israeli policy of bombing civilian targets like hospitals because of an alleged Hamas presence and their use of “human shields.”

Tamer Smadi of Al Jazeera asked Blinken: “What are the results that Israel has achieved, and what is the number of victims exactly, of civilians, that would make the United States to stop and think and look at this most open massacre and to ask Israel decisively to stop this bloodshed in the Gaza Strip?”

All but explicitly justifying Israel’s war crimes, Blinken answered:

“Hamas cynically, monstrously embeds itself in the midst of civilians; puts its fighters, its commanders, its weapons, its ammunition, command and control in residential buildings, under schools and in schools, under hospitals and in hospitals, under mosques and in mosques – monstrous.”

Getting Stuffed in Turkey

After an unexpected detour to Baghdad, Blinken flew to Ankara, where just a week earlier President Recep Tayyip Erdogan led a rally of nearly a million people at the airport, which roundly condemned Israel.

Two days before Blinken’s arrival, Erdogan embarrassed him by recalling Turkey’s ambassador from Israel. (Of course he won’t cut off 40 percent of Israel’s oil supplies that pass through Turkey). Blinken came to the Turkish capital but Erdogan didn’t have time to meet him. Turkey is demanding a ceasefire and isn’t buying Blinken’s belated pauses appeal.

Before Blinken’s meeting with the Turkish foreign minister, Turkish police had to use tear gas and water cannon to stop hundreds of protestors from storming the Incirlik air base, which houses U.S. troops. About 1,000 protestors also demonstrated outside the U.S. embassy in Ankara.

It was a weekend that should seize minds in Washington.

As Blinken said in Amman,

“When I see a Palestinian boy or girl pulled from the wreckage of a building, it hits me in the gut just as it hits everyone’s gut, and I see my own children in their faces.  And as human beings, how can any of us not feel the same way?”

Then act on it. Stop Israel.

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Gaza: Jews and Americans called to take action


The actions of the Israeli and the US leadership must be held accountable by the Jews and fellow Americans. Biden and Netanyahu are responsible for increasing Anti-Semitism around the globe. It’s time for Jews to speak up. The Holocaust of 6 million Jews will continue to haunt us. If we don't stop and speak up, these two will wipe out 6  million Palestinians. Shame on us for blindly believing the propaganda of these two men; they have lied to us before and will continue to do that. All I ask is to take time to see another point of view in addition to their propaganda. 

Thanks to JVP, Not in my name, and other organizations for speaking up.  We need to prevent another genocide
Also, check out the dangerous statements made by the Israeli leaders. 

A Call to Action


For 75 years and still counting, on each day and in full view to the world, the Zionists have progressed with their plan of a more racially pure state that includes the genocide of the Palestinian people. For 75 years, no effort has halted the destruction and, from contemporary events in Gaza and the West Bank, no power or movement is available to prevent the inevitable.  

A Zionist-controlled media reaches out to hundreds of millions in the Western world, each fortifying the newspeak of the other, all paralyzing the minds and actions of an innocent world. How many Americans are aware of the reality of apartheid Israel’s actions?

The Zionists have determined how to construct a more racially pure state and extinguish the Palestinian presence in the country without the world reacting to the genocide — break their bones and break their will to live.

Words cannot halt the ongoing genocide of the Palestinian people. Only decisive and well-planned actions can reclaim the world for the billions of honorable, just, and peace-loving people who contend a relative minority of racist murderers that create victims by playing victim. If xenophobe assassins carry out their genocide of the Palestinian people, the world will remain unsafe and in turmoil until collapse.

Let the world peoples, who have knowledge and interest in the Middle East strife, vote on who is the aggressor and who needs to be contained; assuredly, at least 70 percent would cite the Israelis as the aggressor that has to be contained. Yet, a relatively small minority controls the information and decides the outcome. How can that be?

I felt the full impact of this information and mind control while viewing the PBS News Hour. The interviewers beat the drum for apartheid Israel’s aggression and acted snide with those who defended the Palestinian position. The most upsetting moment came when a PBS commentator displayed an image on an outside wall at George Washington University where Students for Justice in Palestine had projected, “Free Palestine, From the River to the Sea.”

The commentator then asked another commentator, “How do you feel when you see they want to destroy Israel from the river to the sea and all Jews?” The reply to this fabricated and twisted remark should have been that the message does not remotely intimate that sentiment and the truth is that the Zionist Jews have destroyed Palestine and are seeking to destroy all Palestinians from the river to the sea.

The initial deception led to the next deception ─ that the projected image is part of a pattern of anti-Semitism that is growing in the world. If this slogan is an example of anti-Semitism, then anti-Semitism is a good thing and all those who believe in justice are anti-Semites. Time to distribute tee shirts displaying the words, “I am a proud anti-Semite.”

Apartheid Israel calls itself the Jewish state, contains one-half of the world’s Jews, and Jews throughout the world support Israel’s genocidal policies. Is it unusual for some people to identify Jews with the atrocities committed against the Palestinians and feel justified in verbally and physically attacking them? Muslims were unfairly attacked after the violent attacks on 9/11, but there was no identification of the Muslim street with the attacks and indications of sympathy with the al-Qaeda cause. Not so with the Jewish street, most of whom celebrate apartheid Israel and the Zionist cause. Zionism, Israel, and Jews are linked together.

Despicable comments by Israel supporters reinforce the harsh attitude toward Jews. Here are some.

“God will protect the Jewish state from horrible Islamic rats.”
 “Who in their right mind would support a Palestinian agenda that seeks death and annihilation of a tiny Jewish nation, using lies and the death of their own children to further their evil cause?”
“The people of Gaza made their bed by OVERWHELMINGLY electing terrorist Hamas as their leaders, they knew what they wanted even though the billions that flowed to Gaza were wasted on weapons, anti-Semitic education, terrorism not making lives of the people better, no tears for them.”

Nowhere in the contemporary Western world have leaders uttered the repulsive words attributed to the leaders of the “Jewish state,” words expected from leaders of ISIS and al-Qaeda.

Rationalizing the slaughter of innocent Gazan civilians by connecting them with the quasi-Hamas government backfires. If the Gazan citizens are responsible for the violent actions of Hamas and deserve to be killed, then Israeli citizens are responsible for the genocidal actions of their elected officials and also deserve to be killed. The Israeli citizens are the children of the Zionists who stole the land, pillaged the resources, murdered the inhabitants, and ethnically cleansed the land of Palestinians, and they are directly involved in the continued oppression of the Palestinians and the intended genocide. Not much innocence there.

A third part of the deception package that diverts the world from recognizing that “demolishing Hamas is an excuse for Israel's excessive bombings of innocent civilians and driving the Palestinians into psychological defeat with traumas that cause the children to lose a sense of security and a will to live is the significant reason for the carnage,” ties the attack on Israelis to the World War II Holocaust. Images of Hamas’ devastating attack and interviews with relations of the captured Israelis capture the eyeballs, sounds of exploding rockets hitting Israel capture the audio senses, and repetitive references to “this was the worst loss of Jewish life since the Holocaust,” tugs the emotions.

Investing time, money, and energy to bring the 80-year-old Holocaust into everyone’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner must give the Zionists dividends. Attending to the dead and ignoring those they kill, placing one genocide above all other genocides, avariciously seeking compensation from the death of those who cannot be compensated, and miserly extending it to therapy for grandchildren have brought hatred to Zionist Jews from those who react with scorn at the use of the Holocaust victims for monetary, military, and political gain.  

An unholy trinity of bludgeoning public relations that

(1)    Circulates outrageous disinformation that has Israelis playing victim, has a nuclear-armed Israel and its mighty army defenseless against a loose bunch of Hamas fighters who are prepared to eradicate Israel (Can Nicaragua conquer the United States?), and convinces the world that the Middle East crisis is solved by liquidating the people in crisis. U.S. Secretary of State, Zionist Anthony Blinken, “Meets With Palestinian and Iraqi Leaders in Bid to Contain Gaza War,” meaning that Tony Blinkers strives to ensure that nobody intervenes to assist the hapless Palestinians until Israel has completed its vicious deed. Secretary Bonkers, which is preferred for solving the problem ─ slaughtering the oppressed people so they are no longer a problem or halting the oppression and bringing about a just solution so the oppressors are no longer a problem?

The slick pro-Israel constituency always wants those who condemn Israel’s actions to condemn Hamas’ actions, intimating that the condemners have an agenda that favors Hamas. Big difference. Condemning Hamas cannot reverse Hamas’ criminal actions, condemning Israel is meant to prevent Israel’s criminal actions. By having simultaneous condemnation, the pro-Israel lobby expects that the genocidal pattern of Israel’s actions will be subdued and not given its warranted attention.

(2)    Makes anti-Semitism the issue, a trick that has fooled the public for centuries; a clever arrangement and an elegant winner. By regarding every attack on Jews as anti-Semitism, the words anti-Jewish have been eradicated from the lexicon. Being anti, or against someone, even an ethnicity is not necessarily evil — people honestly believe the religious right are ignorant hypocrites, Mormons follow illicit practices, Catholics have weird ceremonies, and Jews' reference to being God’s chosen people is offensive and a deceptive means to exercise control. During the time Russian Jews inhabited the Pale of Russia, local citizens accused Jews of controlling gambling, usury, alcohol delivery, and prostitution, and causing bankruptcy of Russian peasants. Because anti-Jewish has morphed into anti-Semitism and the latter is only associated with mean-spirited hatred, no words have been available to criticize offensive practices by Jews. Challenging the practices elicits the counter charge of anti-Semitism and that dominates the discussion.  

A recent byline in the November 6 New York Times verifies how legitimate actions are used to make Jews the victims.

Dagestan Riot: A New York Times analysis of Telegram posts shows how a false rumor about the resettlement of Israelis in Dagestan that led to an antisemitic riot at an airport was shared online for longer and more widely than previously reported.

A legitimate protest by Dagestan Muslims who do not relish Israelis coming to their territory is turned into an anti-Semitic riot. Planes have flown into Dagestan from Israel without incident for years. What was different on that particular day? Could it be that the people in Dagestan do not sympathize with those who represent a country that commits genocide on others? How did anti-Semitism creep into the conversation?

Zionist Jews love anti-Semitism; the more anti-Semitism the more Jews they can attract to apartheid Israel and the easier it is for them to deceive people into believing their criminal actions have justification.

(3)    Continually emphasizes the almost century-old Holocaust to emotionally capture new generations and further Zionist interests. What purpose has the intensive concentration on the World War II Holocaust served; the excessive attention has not prevented other genocides. Why aren’t we equally aware of the multitude of other genocides that occurred in Africa by German colonists, in Asia by British colonists, and in the Americas by Spanish colonists? Why is one of a multitude of genocides favored? Could it be because every time Israelis commit aggression against Palestinians, we need another Holocaust headline and cover-up story to lessen the impact of the aggression?

The Holocaust industry has crowded out news of other genocides — Rohingya and Rwanda Tutis — and played a role in preventing the world from adequately approaching those genocides. Zionists and their allies have used the World War II Holocaust to purposely disguise the ongoing genocide of the Palestinian people. Israel’s supporters have a decisive role in attacks on Muslims.

Examine the stabbing of a 6-year-old Chicago-area boy who, officials say, was killed because he was Muslim. What personal relation did the assailant have with foreign Israelis in the Hamas attack that prompted him to punish an American Muslim child for the attack? Evidently, he had been nurtured to react aggressively when he learned that Jewish people had been killed and Muslims were involved in the attack. It takes a lot to create a Pavlovian response and this incident is indicative of how much the Zionists have invested to shape American minds and trigger a violent response from a distorted mind. In addition to banning guns, we should include banning Zionist propaganda.

A Call to Action
Huge demonstrations and protests that specifically highlight apartheid Israel’s decimation of the Palestinians have charged the world community into action. Already, President Joe Biden, whose principal attribute, when compared to adversary Donald Trump, was his decency, no longer has that appearance. Biden’s support for the Israeli killing machine has shifted his appearance from decent to murderous; he has lost his advantage and, according to polls, has no chance of winning the next election, even if Marjorie Taylor Greene runs.

That swing heralds a new look at what results from catering to The American Israel Political Action Committee (AIPAC), the most significant contributor to skewing the American public into ardent support for Israel. Other elected officials may now realize that support for apartheid Israel is more of an election liability than an asset and these officials may be reexamining their dedication to the apartheid state.

The demonstrations, especially by Jewish peace and justice groups have accomplished much, and the momentum cannot stop and must grow. Despite the valiant efforts, no truce is in sight, and apartheid Israel, aided and abetted by the U.S. government continues to pulverize the helpless Palestinians. Time is running short. Previously mentioned and not sufficiently distributed are the words, “The Zionists have determined how to construct a more racially pure state and extinguish the Palestinian presence in the country without the world reacting to the genocide — break their bones and break their will to live.” It would be encouraging to learn that Palestinian heroism is able to survive all threats. The reality is that In both Gaza and the West Bank, the psychological damage to the inhabitants, overlooked in the discussion, has been enormous, and reduced many lives to a crawl for survival.

The street has taken the call to stop the genocide to the halls of government; it is advisable to take it to the institutions that advance the genocide — to the Arlington, Virginia headquarters of public Broadcasting, whose WETA and WGBH stations promote the genocide,  to the German Embassy that has been prominent in arming Israel and suppressing demonstrations that favor the Palestinians, to the institutions that behave as Israel’s spokesperson, the Anti-defamation League (ADL) and synagogues that proudly boast. “We stand with Israel” in its destruction of the Palestinian community.

Missing in the response to apartheid Israel’s violence is countering the most powerful tool for converting and controlling the masses ─ repetitive propaganda that shapes minds and controls actions. Why do football fans at a National Football League game take a minute of silence for killed Israelis and not a second grieving for the Syrians, Rohingya, Armenians, Mexicans, and populations in almost every African nation who have suffered greatly in the last years and continue suffering today?  

Why do Americans give deference to Israelis when Israel insults American leaders, uses Americans to die in wars that advance Israel’s interests, causes havoc that brings injury to U.S. relations with other nations,  and sucks money ($3.1 billion) from U.S. taxpayers to support its apartheid and oppressive policies? Look at the record.

·         On June 8, 1967, during the 5-day war, Israeli torpedo boats and airplanes attacked the intelligence ship USS Liberty in international waters, killed 34 Americans, and wounded 171.

·         In the 1973 Yom Kippur War, the U.S. supplied arms to Israel that reversed the course of the war. Arab nations responded with an oil embargo that caused huge inflation in the United States, punished the American consumer, and harmed the American economy.

·         Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon prompted the U.S. administration to quickly resolve the conflict. The U.S. offer of assistance did not stop the Israelis from advancing into Beirut and resulted in a suicide bombing of the Marine barracks and the killing of 241 American service personnel. Ignoring the U.S. pursuit for peace, the Israelis allowed Maronite militiamen to enter the Sabra and Shatilla camps and massacre Palestinian civilians.

·         Completely hidden from public knowledge is that America’s support for Israel was Obama bin Laden‘s principal argument with the United States. The al-Qaeda leader revealed his attitude in the opening sentences of a “Letter to America.”

·         George W. Bush’s uncalled-for war against Saddam Hussein’s Iraq is the best example of sacrificing U.S. lives to advance Israel’s interests. The cited reason ─ destroying Hussein’s weapons of destruction, whose evidence of developments the U.S. based on spurious intelligence ─ was a farce that no sensible person could believe. This “made for consumption” and fabricated story detracted from the real reason for the U.S. invasion of Iraq — to prevent Iraq from becoming the central power in the Middle East and being able to threaten Israel.

·         The U.S. has problems with Iran but they can be ameliorated. Due to Israel’s oppression of the Palestinians and incursions into the Haram al-Sharif, Israel has problems with Iran which cannot be ameliorated until the oppression stops. In a cunning manner, Israel has tied its problem with Iran to the U.S. problem with Iran and uses the U.S. to combat Iran.   

·         In defiance of U.S. restrictions and the U.S. supplying Israel with advanced military equipment, Israeli companies sold weapons to China ‘without a permit.’

·         The U.S. gives Israel the sum of $3.1 B every year to purchase advanced weapons, from which Israel has become a major exporter of military equipment and is able to compete effectively with its patron.

·         Israeli governments have scoffed at all U.S. entreaties to halt settlement expansion, even insulting then Vice-President Joe Biden by authorizing settlement expansion one day before Biden arrived for talks.

·         Israel undermined efforts to change South Africa’s apartheid policies by being the only Western nation to have close relations with the Botha government and aided South Africa in secret accords.

NATO gathered its forces to crush Serbia, subdue the Taliban, and depose Moammar Gadhafi in counterproductive exercises that killed wantonly and brought no peace. Where is the mighty defender of freedom and justice when Israel, by word, deed, and subterfuge, and without compunction, decimates the Palestinian community? Why is Israel and its ultra-national, racist, and militarist Zionist leadership protected?       

The elephant in the room is the Jewish people. It is not said but obvious that the Jewish people in Israel, who are one-half of the Jewish world, are oppressing the Palestinians. They have allies in Jewish communities throughout the world, a large segment of the evangelical community, and the far right of the Republican Party. Western Jews have also been accused of controlling the media and acting as Israel’s enabler. The world does not seem to realize it, and nobody mentions it, but the facts show that a major part of the world is anguished by the Jewish community and considers it committing genocide. False charges of anti-Semitism will not rescue that community from its suicide. The world is in a lose-lose situation.

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Thursday, November 2, 2023



We have been blaming and rightfully condemning Hamas for what is in their charter. Much before that, the Israeli leaders have said similar things about the Palestinians. It isn't very comfortable to read these comments from Ben Gurion to Gold Meir to Ariel Sharon to Netanyahu. 

These were the stances of Hamas in reaction to what Ben Gurion and others had said before their charter to expel Jews from the River Jordan and the Mediterranean.

 It is time for a cease-fire and for the parties to sit down and talk to find peace. If we want peace, we must talk. 

Netanyahu is ready to kill 6 million Palestinians to achieve his dream of Eretz Israel. It is a nightmare for Jews. He is putting the Jews in a long-term insecurity. This man has no feelings and no empathy. He is a cold-blooded murderer, just like the Hamas leader, who is also a cold-blooded murderer – two of them are dangerous to Jews and Palestinians.

I hope the Jews around the world will wake up and fix the world for their good. PM Netanyahu's actions and United States vetoes at the United Nations will increase anti-Semitism around the world. Once again, the United Nations called for the ceasefire resolution, and all nations supported it except the US and Israel. It is like slapping the 196 countries in their faces, and their resentment towards Israel is natural. It is not Anti-Semitism. It is sheer resentment.

I do my share of the work to fight Antisemitism, as I do other hate ideologies.

Israel's security hinges on the security of the Palestinians. Are there any leaders with wisdom among the Israelis? 

By the way, those of you who are eager to jump to conclusions, I have condemned Hamas for the massacre of nearly 1500 Israeli civilians without any holdback and similarly condemned the Israeli massacre of over 3000 Palestinians.

More notes follow the ugly statements by the Israeli leaders. 

My apologies if this information is wrong, and I will withdraw these statements. 


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The following is what you are yet to see. It is time to see how ridiculous the following statements are. Of course, Hamas includes the elimination of Jews in its charter.  Here is a list of what the Israeli leaders have said. My notes about Hamas are at the end.
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Following is a compilation of selected quotations from prominent Israeli and Zionist figures that embodies the discourse of hatred, racism, and rejection that nurtured Israeli society throughout the short existence of Israel.

This language of negation of Palestinian existence and blatant disregard to the very humanity of the Palestinian people is perhaps the most dangerous aspect of Israeli and Zionist policies.

Perhaps, the most significant aim of this document is to draw attention to the futility of this discourse. It is imperative that political leaders and prominent figures in any society promote principles of mutual respect, tolerance, and humanism, in order to nurture a more constructive outlook.

"Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that . . . I want to tell you something very clear: Don't worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it." Ariel Sharon, October 3, 2001, to Shimon Peres, as reported on Kol Yisrael radio.

"There is a huge gap between us [Jews] and our enemies -not just in ability but in morality, culture, sanctity of life, and conscience. They are our neighbors here, but it seems as if at a distance of a few hundred meters away, there are people who do not belong to our continent, to our world, but actually belong to a different galaxy." Israeli president Moshe Katsav. The Jerusalem Post, May 10, 2001

Jordan is a part from Eretz Israel in history. Ariel Sharon, When he became the Prime minister, 2000

"The Palestinians are like crocodiles, the more you give them meat, they want more" Ehud Barak, Prime Minister of Israel at the time - August 28, 2000. Reported in the Jerusalem Post August 30, 2000

"Everybody has to move, run and grab as many hilltops as they can to enlarge the settlements because everything we take now will stay ours... Everything we don't grab will go to them." Ariel Sharon, Israeli Foreign Minister, addressing a meeting of militants from the extreme right-wing Tsomet Party, Agence France Presse, November 15, 1998.

“The Oslo agreement is very important for the Palestinians since it is the only official agreed-upon document they got. We have another document, a much older one … the Bible.” Ariel Sharon, speaking at a Washington symposium, 8 May 1998

"We did not know what to do with them [surrendered Egyptian POWs in 1956]. There was no choice but to kill them. This is not such a big deal if you take into consideration that I slept well after having escaped the crematories of Auschwitz." Retired Israeli brigadier general Arieh Biro, The New York Times, August 21, 1995

"The Palestinians" would be crushed like grasshoppers ... heads smashed against the boulders and walls." " Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir in a speech to Jewish settlers New York Times April 1, 1988

"We have to kill all the Palestinians unless they are resigned to live here as slaves." Chairman Heilbrun of the Committee for the Re-election of General Shlomo Lahat, the mayor of Tel Aviv, October 1983.

"We declare openly that the Arabs have no right to settle on even one centimetre of Eretz Israel... Force is all they do or ever will understand. We shall use the ultimate force until the Palestinians come crawling to us on all fours." Rafael Eitan, Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defence Forces - Gad Becker, Yediot Ahronot 13 April 1983, New York Times 14 April 1983.

"When we have settled the land, all the Arabs will be able to do about it will be to scurry around like drugged cockroaches in a bottle." Raphael Eitan, Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defence Forces, New York Times, 14 April 1983.

I don't mind if after the job is done you put me in front of a Nuremberg Trial and then jail me for life. Hang me if you want, as a war criminal. What you don't understand is that the dirty work of Zionism is not finished yet, far from it. Ariel Sharon to Amos Oz, editor of Davar, Dec. 17, 1982

"The Palestinians are beasts walking on two legs." Menahim Begin, speech to the Knesset, quoted in Amnon Kapeliouk, "Begin and the Beasts". New Statesman, 25 June 1982.

"We walked outside, Ben-Gurion accompanying us. Allon repeated his question, What is to be done with the Palestinian population?' Ben-Gurion waved his hand in a gesture which said 'Drive them out!'" Yitzhak Rabin, leaked censored version of Rabin memoirs, published in the New York Times, 23 October 1979.

"It is the duty of Israeli leaders to explain to public opinion, clearly and courageously, a certain number of facts that are forgotten with time. The first of these is that there is no Zionism, colonization or Jewish State without the eviction of the Arabs and the expropriation of their lands." Yoram Bar Porath, Yediot Aahronot, of 14 July 1972.

"The thesis that the danger of genocide was hanging over us in June 1967 and that Israel was fighting for its physical existence is only a bluff, which was born and developed after the war." Israeli General Matityahu Peled, Ha'aretz, 19 March 1972.

"There was no such thing as Palestinians, they never existed." Golda Meir, Israeli Prime Minister June 15, 1969.

"Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages. You do not even know the names of these Arab villages, and I do not blame you because geography books no longer exist. Not only do the books not exist, the Arab villages are not there either. Nahlal arose in the place of Mahlul; Kibbutz Gvat in the place of Jibta; Kibbutz Sarid in the place of Huneifis; and Kefar Yehushua in the place of Tal al-Shuman. There is not a single place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population." Moshe Dayan, address to the Technion, Haifa, reported in Haaretz, April 4, 1969.

"How can we return the occupied territories? There is nobody to return them to." Golda Meir, March 8, 1969.

"We must do everything to ensure they [the Palestinians] never do return." Assuring his fellow Zionists that Palestinians will never come back to their homes. "The old will die and the young will forget." David Ben-Gurion, in his diary, 18 July 1948, quoted in Michael Bar Zohar's Ben-Gurion: the Armed Prophet, Prentice-Hall, 1967, p. 157.

“The term annexation is out of place. The measures adopted relate to the integration of Jerusalem in the administrative spheres and furnish a legal basis for the basis for the protection of the Holy Places in Jerusalem." Israeli Foreign Min. Abba Eban at the United Nations Assembly, 4 July 1967

"We shall reduce the Arab population to a community of woodcutters and waiters." Rabin's description of the conquest of Lydda, after the completion of Plan Dalet - Uri Lubrani, PM Ben-Gurion's special adviser on Arab Affairs, 1960. From "The Arabs in Israel" by Sabri Jiryas.

"I vow that if I was just an Israeli civilian and I met a Palestinian I would burn him and I would make him suffer before killing him. With one hit I've killed 750 Palestinians (in Rafah in 1956). I wanted to encourage my soldiers by raping Arabic girls as the Palestinian women is a slave for Jews, and we do whatever we want to her and nobody tells us what we shall do but we tell others what they shall do." Ariel Sharon, In an interview with General Ouze Merham, 1956.

"I don't know something called International Principles. I vow that I'll burn every Palestinian child (that) will be born in this area. The Palestinian woman and child is more dangerous than the man, because the Palestinian child’s existence infers that generations will go on, but the man causes limited danger." Ariel Sharon, In an interview with General Ouze Merham, 1956.

“The most spectacular event in the contemporary history of Palestine - more spectacular in a sense than the creation of the Jewish state - is the wholesale evacuation of its Arab population which has swept with it also thousands of Arabs from areas threatened and/or occupied by us outside our boundaries.” Moshe Shertok-latter Israeli Foreign Min-in a letter to Goldmann, 15 June 1948

"We should prepare to go over to the offensive. Our aim is to smash Lebanon, Trans-Jordan, and Syria. The weak point is Lebanon, for the Moslem regime is artificial and easy for us to undermine. We shall establish a Christian state there, and then we will smash the Arab Legion, eliminate Trans-Jordan; Syria will fall to us. We then bomb and move on and take Port Said, Alexandria and Sinai." David Ben-Gurion, May 1948, to the General Staff.

There are a few hundred thousand Negroes but that is a matter of no significance. The British authorities to Chaim Weizman on the subject of the Palestinians prior to 1948.

The Promised Land extends from the River of Egypt to the Euphrates. It includes parts of Syria and Lebanon. Rabbi Fischmann, member of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, in his testimony to the U.N. Special Committee of Enquiry, 1947

"Between ourselves it must be clear that there is no room for both people in this country…there is no other way than to transfer the Arabs to the neighbouring countries, to transfer all of them; not one village, not one tribe should be left." Yosef Weitz of the Jewish National Fund, diary entry, 1940

“Let us not ignore the truth among ourselves…politically we are the aggressors and they defend themselves… The country is theirs, because they inhabit it, whereas we want to come here and settle down, and in their view we want to take away from them their country.” Speech by David Ben-Gurion, 1938, quoted in Zionism and the Palestinians by Simha Flapan, 1979

A partial Jewish State is not the end, but only the beginning. I am certain that we can not be prevented from settling in the other parts of the country and the region. David Ben Gurion, in a letter to his son, 1937

"We and they [the Palestinians] want the same thing: we both want Palestine. And that is the fundamental conflict." David Ben-Gurion, 1936

“Apart from the political danger, I can’t put up with the idea that our brethren are morally capable of behaving in such a way to humans of another people, and unwittingly the thought comes to my mind: if it is so now, what will be our relation to the others if in truth we shall achieve at the end of times power in Eretz Yisrael? And if this be the ‘Messiah’: I do not wish to see his coming.” Ahad HaKI’am, Russian Jewish writer and philosopher, in a letter written in 1913

"Spirit the penniless population across the frontier by denying it employment... Both the process of expropriation and the removal of the poor must be carried out discreetly and circumspectly." Theodore Herzl, founder of the World Zionist Organization, speaking of the Arabs of Palestine, Complete Diaries, June 12, 1895 entry.


After we become a strong force as the result of the creation of the state, we shall abolish partition and expand to the whole of Palestine. David Ben-Gurion

It's not a matter of maintaining the status quo. We have to create a dynamic state, oriented towards expansion. Ben Gurion

There are some who believe that the non-Jewish population, even in a high percentage, within our borders will be more effectively under our surveillance; and there are some who believe the contrary, i.e., that it is easier to carry out surveillance over the activities of a neighbour than over those of a tenant. [I] tend to support the latter view and have an additional argument:... the need to sustain the character of the state which will henceforth be Jewish... with a non-Jewish minority limited to 15 percent. I had already reached this fundamental position as early as 1940 [and] it is entered in my diary. Joseph Weitz, head of the Jewish Agency's Colonization Department. From Israel: an Apartheid State by Uri Davis, p.5

"Let me extend Benny Morris's logic (G2, October 3) in arguing that if the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians in 1948 had been complete, there might have been peace today in the Middle East. If the Nazi programme for the final solution of the Jewish problem had been complete, for sure there would be peace today in Palestine." Professor Baruch Kimmerling, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

"We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population." Israel Koenig, "The Koenig Memorandum"

"If I were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with Israel. It is normal; we have taken their country. It is true God promised it to us, but how could that interest them? Our God is not theirs. There has been Anti - Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault ? They see but one thing: we have come and we have stolen their country. Why would they accept that?" David Ben-Gurion - Quoted by Nahum Goldmann in Le Paraddoxe Juif (The Jewish Paradox), pp121.

My notes


My Jewish friend: "They stand for Palestinian rights, but their actions contradict their words." I could not agree more. Their charter calls for eliminating the Jewish people, which is unacceptable.

Israeli leaders have said similar things; here is one from Ben Gurion, "When we have settled the land, all the Arabs will be able to do about it will be to scurry around like drugged cockroaches in a bottle." Raphael Eitan, Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defence Forces, New York Times, 14 April 1983. I believe Golda Meir and Sharon also have said derogatory words about the Palestinians.

Leaders take these stances to keep their flock bound to them. Shame on them to resort to that kind of rhetoric. We should not take the literal meaning of it. People change.

Philip: "They (the PLO) changed their charter to recognize Israel, gained diplomatic legitimacy, and transformed into a (very imperfect) government, today’s Palestinian Authority in the West Bank.”

George Bush may be the worst president in our history. Besides committing the genocide of Iraqis and Afghans, he refused to accept the democratically elected Hamas. He called on a conference in Annapolis in 2006 to discuss the future of Israel and Palestine - and excluded them. Had he included them, they would not have felt alienated and resorted to childish fits. If they were on the table with the other two, we would have had a chance to go in the right direction. Have you ever felt excluded by fellow employees or in family gatherings?

Recognizing and inviting them to a conversation in Qatar or any acceptable place is never too late, provided we guarantee their safety. What is our loss? Not doing so gives us no chance, but including them gives us a slight chance.

It is worth taking the risk for the long-term security of Jews and Palestinians. Killing each other gets us nowhere, but killing more.

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