By Khalid Amayreh in Occupied Palestine

Image  ‘Copyleft’ by Carlos Latuff

For years, I have been warning that Israel is psychologically and morally capable of carrying out a holocaust or a genocide against the Palestinian people.

Needless to say, the horrible events of the past two weeks in Gaza seem to have enforced and vindicated my convictions in this regard.

Israel, government and people, seem to possess the psychological propensity that would make her embark on such a monstrosity. Yes, there is a minority of Israeli Jews and non-Israeli Jews who say “No” to all the evils and crimes Israel is doing in the name of their name.

However, let us be honest and realistic. These people are a small minority and have very little influence if any on the Israeli government and army.

Today, what many people had thought would be unthinkable or far-fetched in terms of the extent to which Israel would be willing to go in savaging the Palestinian people seems quite possible in light of the Jewish state’s Nazi-like behavior in the Gaza Strip.

Given the Israeli mindset, Israel may well be hoping the latest genocidal onslaught could have a certain desensitizing and de-mystifying effect on people’s perceptions and attitudes.

The logic is quite simple. If the world can be bullied or cajoled into silence and apathy when Gaza is ravaged and thousands of its inhabitants are slaughtered en mass in full view of humanity, the same world can likewise be manipulated in similar fashion to come to terms with a greater genocide.

On Tuesday, 6 January, one Israeli official, Eli Yeshai, called for the total extermination of Gaza. The leader of the ultra Orthodox Shas party argued that “extermination of the enemy is sanctioned by the Torah.”

Other Israeli political and religious leaders have lately spoken enthusiastically of the need for “wiping off Gaza from the face of earth” and “annihilating of every moving thing there.”

Interestingly, this is by no means a minority opinion in Israel. Indeed, one could safely argue that the “ideology of annihilation” now represents the mainstream in the Israeli society.

As we all know, Israel heavily employs mendacity, deception and disinformation to conceal, or at least blur, its criminality and barbarianism.

The Israeli hasbara machine’s main job has always been and continues to be to turn the black into white, the white into black and the big lie into a “truth” glorified by millions, especially in the west.

To effect these obscene lies and “virtual realities,” the Israeli government counts heavily on the Jewish-controlled or Jewish influenced media in the western world, especially in North America where telling the truth about Israel is the ultimate taboo.

In truth, what has been happening in Gaza is a huge massacre of genocidal proportions as many conscientious Jews have testified.

What else can be said of this wanton, deliberate and indiscriminate blanket bombing of densely-populated neighborhoods and refugee camps?

I believe terms such as “huge massacres” and “genocidal onslaught” used in reference to the Gaza nightmare cannot be dismissed by Israel and her supporters as merely overstatements or rhetorical exaggerations.

This is unless Israel views non-Jewish pain and suffering as disingenuous, probably because non-Jews or “goyem” are actually considered “human animals” by a large and growing class of fanatical rabbis, politicians and military leaders.

So far, more than 4000 Gazans have been mercilessly killed or badly mutilated or incinerated in less than two weeks of intensive indiscriminate aerial and artillery bombing targeting everyone and everything.

Mosques, homes, public buildings, shelters, schools, colleges, dormitories, factories, cultural institutions, businesses, even hospitals and drug stores as well as the entire civilian infrastructure have been bombed and reduced to rubble.

The rabid bombing from high altitudes has exterminated numerous whole families and destroyed entire neighborhoods. This is probably what Israeli leaders had in mind when they spoke earlier about a “shock and awe” campaign against Gaza.

On 6 January, Israeli tanks fired several artillery shells at a school at the Jabalya refugee camp, killing more than 40 civilians, mostly children and women, who had sought shelter at the UNRWA-run facility. Dozens others were injured, many critically.

Israeli army spokespersons, who are actually professional liars, claimed that Palestinian fighters were seen in the vicinity of the building and that some of these actually fired on Israeli troops from the school.

However, UN officials in Gaza strongly denied the Israeli account, with one UN official saying that he was “99.99%” that the Israeli army was lying.

Earlier, the Israeli air forces hit a mourning reception, killing 15 members of the same family.

The pornographic killing of civilians has no explanation other than the ostensible fact that Israel is adopting a no-holds-barred approach toward Gaza, which is still under effective Israeli occupation despite the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the coastal enclave more than three years ago.

Well, if we are to accept this logic, namely that everything is fair in war, then Jews should stop complaining about what the armies of Hitler did to them during World War II.

It is just unacceptable to apply two standards of morality, one for Jews and another for non-Jews. For if what Israel is doing in Gaza is right, as Israel and her supporters maintain, then what the Nazis did in Europe several decades ago must have been right as well. And vice versa.

After all, crime doesn’t become kosher when committed by Jewish hands.

Colossal crime

The enormity of the present holocaustic assault is undoubtedly a colossal crime against humanity.

In proportion to the size of population, the murder and maiming of 4000 Gazans (the number keeps rising) is like the US having at least a million of its citizens killed or badly injured as a result of a foreign aggression.

As to the utter destruction of Gaza, it is equally shocking. Some American expatriates here in occupied Palestine have spoken of a double holocaust in Gaza, one targeting humans, and another targeting civilization.

Facing their crimes, pornographic and outrageous as they are, many Israelis, probably the majority, are simply so gleeful that they think Israel is doing the right think and that God is standing on the side of Israel in this war and every war.

Some religious Israelis have become so euphoric, thanks to the Gaza blitz, that they think the Messiah’s coming imminent.

Other “religious” Israeli Jews, including rabbis, readily justify the wanton slaughter by quoting biblical verses justifying genocide.

One Israeli settler leader recently argued during a conversation with a visiting American peace activist that “if it was right to commit genocide during Biblical time, why can’t it be right to commit genocide now . Has God changed his mind,” the settler wondered sarcastically.

As to Israeli leaders and officials, they simply indulge in what they have always been indulging in, namely “denial” and “self-righteousness” or simply playing the role of victim.

Thus behaved Shimon Peres, the Israeli President, when he told al-Jazeera during a live interview on Monday, 5 January.

“ We don’t kill and we have not killed any children in Gaza. We are the victim of Hamas aggression,” said the pathological liar and certified war criminal rather shamelessly.

Peres’s pornographic lies don’t need any further comment. They speak for themselves.

Zionist Jews may very well think that might is right, and that morality is unneeded and unnecessary as long as they possess overwhelming material strength.

They may think that the rivers of blood the “only democracy in the Middle East” has been shedding will strengthen Israel and terrorize its neighbors.

Well, it may in the short run. However, in the long run, Israeli criminality and evilness will make it sterile from within to the point of death.

Like evil people, evil states shall not prosper.


  1. miphz said,

    January 7, 2009 at 18:39

    [ it is zionist…. ]

  2. miphz said,

    January 7, 2009 at 18:46

    gaza strip, west bank, jerusalem….. could be the center of the next 3rd world of war! [ if hamas and another moslem united with russia, iran, north korea, etc versus USA ]

  3. Fiona said,

    January 7, 2009 at 19:33

    I am so sick of their excuses for this abysmal, sickening behavior, how dare they compare the crimes they’re committing to those of Hamas. It’s like comparing apples to oranges. They’re fruit with seeds, vitamin C, and that’s pretty much were the similarity ends.

    I’ve been reading a lot of Himmler’s and Goebbel’s material lately and the parallels in far too many cases are eerily identical. These people obviously learned their lessons well, and will hopefully soon suffer the same fate as those they have chosen to emulate.

  4. buffy said,

    January 7, 2009 at 19:35

    I hate to say it… but the folks running Israel are the same stock who allowed millions of European Jews to be sacrificed some 60 -70 years back.

    (Not to mention those Jews scared out of their wits in other various mid-east countries in the late forties and early fifties).

    These elitists care nothng for humanity.

  5. skulz fontaine said,

    January 7, 2009 at 20:06

    Is it genocide or gang rape? The lines of distinction seem somewhat obscured.

  6. pam said,

    January 7, 2009 at 20:27

    Too much old testament. My kids questioned all that at the age of 7. Smiting and cheating, hurling destruction at moabites, canaanites. I`v never heard the Israelis say thank-you for anything,always moaning and smiting their enemies.

  7. Tursas said,

    January 7, 2009 at 20:27

    Can somebody explain why some groups of Orthodox Jews behave even worse than the Zionists while other groups behave like normal people. Who is who?

  8. Olive said,

    January 7, 2009 at 21:03

    Excellent article summing up what everyone except a tiny minority of the world (i.e. Zionists) thinks.

    Israel and the global ‘Lobby’ are the root of all the world’s conflicts at present … and at the root of the world’s economic problems.

    @Tarsus – The Orthodox and the Zionists aren’t behaving differently at all… they’re exactly the same…and equally repugnant… the Orthodox are just blatant about their views (because of Israel and the Lobby’s protection) whilst the others are professional liars who “spin” those exact views and use euphemisms instead.

    The end is nigh for Israel by the Grace of G-d

  9. Thomas Mc said,

    January 7, 2009 at 22:12

    The Israelis have become far more evil than the Nazis who persecuted them!

  10. January 7, 2009 at 22:55

    […] Darfur is to deny the very real suffering of millions, and be well castigated for it. Is not ‘calling genocide‘ in Gaza then then a similar denial, even traitorship of sort. If the declaration of genocide […]

  11. neil said,

    January 7, 2009 at 22:55

    israel, we can all hate each other thats easy ,but you claimed to be the chosen ones you are supposed to have superior intellect and higher universal understanding to me you look like the sycopathic kid with a gallon of fuel and a box of matches on his way to the anthill to ethnically cleanse the ants . peace neil

  12. January 7, 2009 at 23:01

    […] Darfur is to deny the very real suffering of millions, and be well castigated for it. Is not ‘calling genocide‘ in Gaza then then a similar denial, even traitorship of sort. If the declaration of genocide […]

  13. January 7, 2009 at 23:14

    Stop Genocide with Industrial Hemp!

  14. KZ-In-Gaza said,

    January 7, 2009 at 23:39


    …imagine what those people – Himmler/Goebbels – could have done with a UN Security Council at their hands.

    The ethnic cleansing affects also Christians in Jerusalem or Bethlehem.

    The US prison system is basically a concentration camp for black people which account for 53% of all inmates. The brown shirts have been replaced by the black shirts (police uniforms).

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  16. January 8, 2009 at 04:33

    Certainly, genocidal. They complained about Arab women giving birth to too many children. So, they bombed school for girls. Second, also clearly and also – literally, a genocide – poisoning Arabs, their genes, with uranium.

  17. DE Teodoru said,

    January 8, 2009 at 18:05

    Olmert is blackmailed with a jail term and Livni by a Rabbinate that is now strong enough to nix a woman as Prime Minister. So she tries to show that she is as much of a cold blooded killer as Netanyahu pretends to be– he really is not but thinks that’s what makes for Likud leadership. Barak is making up for his “Mr. Softy” reputation from the Tabba Peace Plan 2000 Days. All in all, all four are shouting to Israeli voters: “Hey, look at me, I’m as much of a killer as you think the other candidate is!” For votes, they are butchering Palestinians…wow!
    In the meantime, Israel borrowed a page from the Germans, repeating their surrounding of the Warsaw Ghetto at the start of WW II, wiping it out when some locals resisted claiming that it was an issue of Polish safety. Bush shows what Katrina taught us about him: that he is a chicken UNdecider, afraid of responsibility and listening to anyone whom he could later use as a scapegoat. But now there are no scapegoats left, all writing “tell all” books that will permanently soil his place in history. Now he speaks for the IDF, knowing that the Saudis will be forced to ask Israel to provide a nuclear umbrella when Iran gets its puny atomic bomb.2009 has started with a lesson: it pays to borrow a page from Germany 1939 in 2009 if you want to expand your lebensraum. Israel, however, is expanding the land for non-existent settlers; per Dept. of State, 78% of the housing units Israel built at US taxpayers expense on land seized from Palestinians are EMPTY– no olims ready to move to Israel and its young are moving to LA!So, is Israel engaged in “ethnic cleansing”? If you don’t think so, look into its historic ties with apartheid South Africa, learning how to squeeze the blacks into bantustans…. But Israel wants to keep squeezing until the Palestinians disappear; for it welcomes global anti-Semitism in hope that all Diaspora Jews will be forced to make a giant aliyah into empty settlements and high taxes. As Sharon said in 2002: “All Diaspora Jews that don’t move to Israel by 2020 will be damned and will lose their Jewish souls.” Time’s running short. And if you’re a girl desperate to become Prime Minister in a “men only” post, as declared by the rabbis, you can only hide your gender in blood– prefably Arab blood. One can only wonder how “Greater Israel” will make it as a fetus of a state once the great American $$$placenta dries up because people will think: “better use the money for our economy than for Israel’s Lebensraum economy!”

  18. January 8, 2009 at 23:54

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  19. January 16, 2009 at 12:25

    We must all resist the agression. We must RESIST.

    There is an excellent Portuguese website, with texts in Portuguese, Englisg, Spanish and sometimes in French too:


    I have also posted this issue in the readers’ forum, THE EDGE of http://www.atimes.com


    Armando Rozário – Cabo Frio, Brazil – January 16, 2009

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