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They just wont let up …..

Today’s BEX Alert ….

Nearly three quarters of Israeli Jews feel that the ‘whole world is against us’

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Nearly three quarters of Israeli Jews feel that the ‘whole world is against us’

A monthly report released by IDI and Tel Aviv University shows Israelis feeling more isolated and that peace is more distant.

The Israel Democracy Institute (IDI) and Tel Aviv University have released the monthly Peace Index poll which has a primary focus on three major issues: attitudes toward Jewish settlement in the territories, the diplomatic arena, and the distribution of cabinet posts in the government.

According to the report’s findings, the Jewish public is aware of the deterioration that has occurred in Israel’s international status, which seems to stem from the intensification of voices calling to boycott Israel and its institutions.

The report highlights the clear majority (71 percent) of the Jewish public, which agrees with the assertion that: “The countries of the world make moral demands of Israel that they do not make of other countries that are in situations of conflict.”

This sentiment represents the broader consensus in feeling that “the whole world is against us.” Similarly, a large majority (69 percent) of Israeli Jews characterize Israel’s relations with the countries of the world as not good, the study found.

Opposition to a consumer boycott of the settlements:

According to the survey, 79 percent of Israeli Jews said that they would not take part in a consumer boycott of the Jewish settlements in the West Bank, as opposed to 59 percent of Arabs, who said that if a consumer boycott of settlement products were to be organized, they would not buy such products.

Meanwhile, the report states that 75 percent of Jewish respondents indicated a lack of desire to live in the settlements in the territories, even if they could receive improved housing at a low price. 48 percent of Jewish Israelis stated that they have not visited any homes in the West Bank during the last five years.

The chances of an agreement based on an evacuation of the territories:

When asked about the potential to reach an agreement under current circumstances, 53 percent of respondents indicated that they do not think Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is prepared to consider an agreement that would entail giving up settlements that are outside the settlement blocs, despite the assertions he made when meeting with the foreign finister of the European Union that he supports negotiations about the borders of the settlement blocs.

Regarding the distribution of responsibilities in Israel’s Foreign Ministry, where Netanyahu kept the portfolio of foreign minister for himself but distributed some of the responsibilities of the job among many other ministers, 62 percent of the Jewish respondents believe the division will not improve Israel’s ability to manage its diplomatic affairs, according to the report.

Separation on buses:

According to the survey over half of the Jewish public (52 percent) currently supports separating Jewish and Palestinian passengers on buses in the territories, in line with the experiment announced by Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, as opposed to 42 percent who oppose it.

The distribution of cabinet posts in the government:

Another finding suggested disaffection with the government: 62 percent of the Jewish public is not satisfied with the distribution of cabinet posts in the new government.

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JERUSALEM POST JOINS THE FRENZIE OF CREATING ANTI SEMITISM

 A favourite trick of the international zionist movement is the pulling out of the victim or holocaust card whenever they feel it will win friends for them ….
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It’s an old trick as can be seen in this video …
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But, do you see anything anti Semitic with this cartoon in question? The JP obviously does
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‘Sunday Times’ mocks Holocaust with Israel cartoon
On Holocaust Memorial Day, British weekly publishes cartoon depicting big-nosed Netanyahu paving wall with Palestinian blood, limbs.
'Sunday Times' anti-Semitic cartoon
‘Sunday Times’ anti-Semitic cartoon Photo: Courtesy
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The Sunday Times marked Holocaust Memorial Day in a less-than-traditional manner, running a virulently anti-Israel cartoon depicting a big-nosed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu paving a wall with the blood and limbs of writhing Palestinians.

The cartoon included a caption beneath the image entitled “Israeli elections- will cementing peace continue?” Drawn by Gerald Scarfe, the cartoon appeared in the national paper on Sunday.

For a larger version of the cartoon, click here

“This cartoon would be offensive at any time of the year, but to publish it on International Holocaust Remembrance Day is sickening and expresses a deeply troubling mindset,” said European Jewish Congress President Dr. Moshe Kantor. “This insensitivity demands an immediate apology from both the cartoonist and the paper’s editors.”

“Amazingly, as this cartoon was published days after the only democracy in the Middle East, Israel, underwent fully democratic elections, as others in the Middle East were being butchered by the tens of thousands, the Sunday Timesfocuses its imagination solely on the Jewish State.  This contravenes many of the criteria laid out in EUMC’s Working Definition of Antisemitism and is part of a worrying trend to legitimize the growing assault on Israel by opinion-shapers.”

British anti-Semitism has made headlines throughout the week after Liberal Democrat MP David Ward accused “the Jews” of inflicting violence on Palestinians on a daily basis,” and questioned how they could do this so soon after their “liberation from the death camps.”

He issued something of a backtrack on Saturday evening, in response to condemnation from his party and a huge backlash on social media. “I was trying to make clear that everybody needs to learn the lessons of the Holocaust,” the MP posted on his website.

“I recognize of course the deep sensitivities of these issues at all times, and particularly on occasions of commemoration such as this weekend [Holocaust Memorial Day],” he said.

He added that his criticisms of Israel “remain as strong as ever.”

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton paid a special tribute to Holocaust survivors on Sunday, in a statement released on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Ashton said that the survivors of the Holocaust “remind us of this tragedy that we must never forget.”

ZIONISTS ARE’NT THE FIRST ONES TO USE THE ‘VICTIM CARD’

 Here’s how the zionists do it …
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BUT, in a rare photo discovered (actually created ) by Michal Rivero of What Really Happened, you can see it was used by others as well ….
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INVOKING THE HOLOCAUST DISTRACTS FROM THE HORRORS OF TODAY

 In a ploy to once again erase the ongoing suffering of the Palestinian people, zionism invokes the holocaust to show the world the suffering of the Jewish people in the past.
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We are all acquainted with this photo on the left … what about the one on the right?
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But how many have seen these?
We are constantly shown ones like that on the left, what about the one on the right??
 murdered gaza child
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We are shown photos of German youth being indoctrinated, what about Israeli youth???
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We are shown what the zionists want us to see ….
It’s an old ploy using the victim card over and over again …
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We are not shown what some Israelis have to say about this …
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Folks are sick and tired of the old ‘trick’ as can be seen in the response of the EU on this matter …
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EU: Lieberman’s Holocaust reference is inappropriate and offensive to Europeans

Ashton says ‘dismayed’ by FM’s comparison of EU’s policy toward Israel and the behavior of Europe during the Holocaust.

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European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton condemned the comments made by Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, in which he compared the EU’s policy toward Israel to the behavior of Europe toward the Jews during the period of the Holocaust.

“Mr. Liberman’s reference to Europe in the 1940s in this context is inappropriate and offensive to Europeans,” Maja Kocijancic, the spokesperson of Catherine Ashton, told Haaretz.

Kocijancic said Ashton was dismayed after she heard Lieberman’s comments.

“Europe’s commitment to Israel’s security cannot be questioned,” she said. “This was reiterated in the Council conclusions on Monday, as was our condemnation of inflammatory statements by Hamas leaders that deny Israel’s right to exist.”

In an interview to Israel Radio on Tuesday, Lieberman was asked to react to the EU foreign ministers’ decision on Monday to condemn Israel for advancing the plan to build in E-1.

In reply, the foreign minister launched into a fierce, and perhaps, unprecedented attack on the EU. “I can tell you what I am not satisfied with,” said Lieberman. “I am not satisfied with the position of Europe, which once again in history is ignoring calls to destroy the state of Israel … Europe is keeping silent. The call yesterday [Monday], what we saw, is not a condemnation of Hamas’ statements but rather a call to the heads of Hamas to refrain from incitement. We have already been through this with Europe at the end of the 1930s and in the 1940s.”

The radio interviewer asked Lieberman whether he is accusing the EU of anti-Semitism. “It isn’t an anti-Semitic motive but rather it’s a narrow motive of interests,” replied Lieberman. “They [the EU] are sacrificing all values in favor of interests. Then too, back in the 1940s. They already knew by the start of the 1940s exactly what was happening in the concentration camps, what was happening with the Jews and didn’t exactly act. Today they admit that even in the 1930s they prevented Jews for coming to the land of Israel.”

Later on Tuesday, during a Hanukkah candle-lighting event for his party Yisrael Beiteinu, Lieberman repeated his criticism of the European Union saying that the European foreign ministers’ decision against construction in the settlements was “unbalanced and unjustified.”

“From the point of view of some of the European foreign ministers,” he said, “the destruction of Israel is apparently something that is taken for granted.” Lieberman added also that “the European Union’s decision shows how much we can rely on those same countries that say that they guarantee Israel’s security interests.”

Hatnuah Chairwoman Tzipi Livni condemned Lieberman’s comments. “Comparing Israel’s situation today to the Holocaust is contempt for the Holocaust,” Livni said during a conference organized by the Jerusalem Post in Herzliya. “It’s an incorrect comparison, and incomprehensible. There is absolutely no similarity between the situation of Israeli citizens today to that of European Jews then. Not everybody is against us, and not everyone is anti-Semitic.”

Labor Chairwoman Shelly Yacimovich added her own criticism of Lieberman, as well as of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, accusing them of diverting public discourse on the eve of elections from economic and social issues.

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Bottom line is that it’s time to stop pulling out the victim card and definitely past time for new victim’s suffering to end because of it.
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Just look into their eyes and tell me what you see …
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Look into my eyes
Tell me what you see
You don’t see a damn thing
’cause you can’t relate to me
You’re blinded by our differences
My life makes no sense to you
I’m the persecuted one
You’re the red, white and blue

Each day you wake in tranquility
No fears to cross your eyes
Each day I wake in gratitude
Thanking God He let me rise
You worry about your education
And the bills you have to pay
I worry about my vulnerable life
And if I’ll survive another day
Your biggest fear is getting a ticket
As you cruise your Cadillac
My fear is that the tank that has just left
Will turn around and come back

Yet, do you know the truth of where your money goes?
Do you let your media deceive your mind?
Is this a truth nobody, nobody, nobody knows
Has our world gone all blind?

Do you know the truth of where your money goes?
Do you let your media deceive your mind?
Is this a truth nobody, nobody, nobody knows?
Someone tell me…

Ooohh, let’s not cry tonight
I promise you one day it’s through
Ohh my brothers, Ohh my sisters
Ooohh, shine a light for every soul that ain’t with us no more
Ohh my brothers, Ohh my sisters

See I’ve known terror for quite some time
57 years so cruel
Terror breathes the air I breathe
It’s the checkpoint on my way to school
Terror is the robbery of my land
And the torture of my mother
The imprisonment of my innocent father
The bullet in my baby brother
The bulldozers and the tanks
The gases and the guns
The bombs that fall outside my door
All due to your funds
You blame me for defending myself
Against the ways of my enemies
I’m terrorized in my own land (what)
And I’m the terrorist?

Yet, do you know the truth of where your money goes?
Do you let your media deceive your mind?
Is this a truth nobody, nobody, nobody knows
Has our world gone all blind?

Do you know the truth of where your money goes?
Do you let your media deceive your mind?
Is this a truth nobody, nobody, nobody knows?
Someone tell me…

Ooohh, let’s not cry tonight, I promise you one day it’s through
Ohh my brothers, Ohh my sisters,
Ooohh, shine a light for every soul that ain’t with us no more
Ohh my brothers, Ohh my sisters,

America, do you realize that the taxes that you pay
Feed the forces that traumatize my every living day
So if I won’t be here tomorrow
It’s written in my fate
May the future bring a brighter day
The end of our wait

(pause)

Ooohh, let’s not cry tonight, I promise you one day it’s through
Ohh my brothers, Ohh my sisters,
Ooohh, shine a light for every soul that ain’t with us no more
Ohh my brothers, Ohh my sisters,

[with kids]
Ohh let’s not cry tonight I promise you one day is through
Ohh my brothers! Ohh my sisters!
Ooh shine a light for every soul that ain’t with us no more
Ohh my brothers! Ohh my sisters!

THE VICTIM/HOLOCAUST CARD IS GETTING OLD AND TATTERED

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman compared on Tuesday the European Union’s policy toward Israel on the Palestinian issue to the behavior of European countries toward the Jews during the period of the holocaust.

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Lieberman invokes the Holocaust to slam Europe’s Israel policy

After the EU condemned Israel for advancing construction near Jerusalem, the foreign minister says that ‘once again’ Europe ignores calls to destroy Israel.

By Barak Ravid
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Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. 
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Foreign Minister Avigdor Liebermancompared on Tuesday the European Union’s policy toward Israel on the Palestinian issue to the behavior of European countries toward the Jews during the period of the holocaust.

In an interview to Israel Radio, Lieberman was asked to react to the EU foreign ministers’ decision on Monday to condemn Israel for advancing the plan to build in E-1. Interviewer Aryeh Golan also mentioned the report in Newsweek magazine to the effect that United States President Barack Obama intends to let Europe apply pressure to Israel on the issue of the peace process with the Palestinians. “Are you satisfied with this?” Golan asked Lieberman.

In reply, the foreign minister launched into a fierce, and perhaps, unprecedented attack on the EU. “I can tell you what I am not satisfied with,” said Lieberman. “I am not satisfied with the position of Europe, which once again in history is ignoring calls to destroy the state of Israel … Europe is keeping silent. The call yesterday [Monday], what we saw, is not a condemnation of Hamas statements but rather a call to the heads of Hamas to refrain from incitement. We have already been through this with Europe at the end of the 1930s and in the 1940s.”

In his remarks Lieberman related to the speeches by Hamas political bureau head Khaled Meshal this weekend in Gaza, during the course of which he called for annihilating Israel. Contrary to Lieberman’s statement, along with the condemnation of Israel the European foreign ministers did in fact condemn Meshal’s remarks. “The EU finds inflammatory statements by Hamas leaders that deny Israel’s right to exist unacceptable,” they declared.

The radio interviewer asked Lieberman whether he is accusing the EU of anti-Semitism. “It isn’t an anti-Semitic motive but rather it’s a narrow motive of interests,” replied Lieberman. “They [the EU] are sacrificing all values in favor of interests. Then too, back in the 1940s. They already knew by the start of the 1940s exactly what was happening in the concentration camps, what was happening with the Jews and didn’t exactly act. Today they admit that even in the 1930s they prevented Jews for coming to the land of Israel.”

The foreign minister also charged that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) supports Meshal’s call to annihilate Israel. “A large delegation of Fatah from Ramallah went to Meshal’s rally,” said Lieberman. “Fatah flags flew there at that rally. Abu Mazen supports [Hamas].”

But Lieberman did not stop there. He also addressed the clashes last week between Israel Defense Forces soldiers and Palestinian policemen in Hebron. The foreign minister argued that the soldiers should not have fled but rather should have killed the Palestinian policeman who punched one of them with his fist.

“It is untenable,” he said, “to have a situation in which that soldier in Hebron gets punched by a Palestinian policemen and the Palestinian policeman remains alive after that.” Lieberman continued: “This is unacceptable to me. It cannot be that Israeli soldiers take slaps or punches from Palestinian policeman and they remain alive … To anyone who has seen the videos it was clear that the soldiers’ lives were in danger.” 

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ISRAEL’S ‘VICTIM CARD’ READY TO BE PULLED OUT AFTER UN VOTE ON PALESTINE

As the vote approaches, more and more Western democracies are announcing that they will vote in favor of the resolution. “The situation is very serious. We are going to get hit and be almost completely alone,” a senior Foreign Ministry official said.
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With Palestinians near certain to win UN recognition, Israel increasingly isolated

At least 150 countries expected to vote in favor of recognizing Palestine as nonmember observer state at General Assembly; U.S., Canada to vote with Israel against resolution, Germany to abstain.

By Barak Ravid
Palestinian schoolchildren
Palestinian schoolchildren in Nablus hold pictures of PA President Mahmoud Abbas at a rally in support of his bid to gain nonmember observer status at the UN. Photo by AP

The UN General Assembly is expected on Thursday to pass a historic resolution recognizing Palestine within the 1967 borders as a nonmember observer state.

At least 150 countries are expected to vote in favor of the resolution. Israel will suffer a humiliating political defeat and find itself isolated along with the United States, Canada, Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and, at best, Germany and the Czech Republic.

As the vote approaches, more and more Western democracies are announcing that they will vote in favor of the resolution. “The situation is very serious. We are going to get hit and be almost completely alone,” a senior Foreign Ministry official said.

Eleven members of the European Union have announced their support for the Palestinian move: France, Spain, Cyprus, Portugal, Luxembourg, Finland, Denmark, Austria, Malta, Ireland and Greece. Norway and Switzerland, which are not members of the EU, have also declared their support.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague told Parliament on Wednesday that Britain tended to support the Palestinian bid. But it needed public commitments that the Palestinian Authority would not take advantage of the resolution to act against Israel in the international court in The Hague and that it would commit to immediately renewing peace talks without preconditions.

A source at the Foreign Ministry said Britain had not yet received such assurances but was continuing talks with the Palestinians. The Foreign Ministry believes that if the Palestinians provide the assurances the British are demanding, at least 20 EU countries will vote for the resolution. Germany and the Czech Republic, which had announced they would vote against the move, would then abstain instead.

Meanwhile, the United States is opposing the Palestinian move to the last minute. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns and Middle East Special Envoy David Hale met yesterday with PA President Mahmoud Abbas at his hotel in New York; they told him of the U.S. opposition and asked him to reconsider.

The General Assembly vote, which will be broadcast live around the globe, is expected to be an unprecedented achievement for the PA and Abbas. In contrast, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Defense Minister Ehud Barak are said to understand that the Palestinian victory at the United Nations means an Israeli defeat and a personal defeat for each of them.

The significance of the outcome has not been lost on Jerusalem. While the ruling party in Israel is moving to the right, the international community, including Israel’s friends, is moving to the left. They are no longer willing to accept Israel’s occupation of the West Bank.

No Israeli leader wants this failure to stick to him. Netanyahu has released no official statement on the matter. Lieberman and Barak, who, ironically, will be in New York today on their way to the Saban Forum in Washington, will duck the cameras. Lieberman prefers not to speak to the General Assembly and has left it to UN ambassador Ron Prosor to face the music alone.

The Foreign Ministry has almost completely ended its efforts to persuade countries to vote against the decision. It has focused on encouraging as many countries as possible to issue statements stressing that the move is merely symbolic and that permanent borders and other issues can only be decided in direct negotiations with Israel.

Now Netanyahu and Lieberman can only do damage control, particularly political damage as far as their voters are concerned, and try to cover up their failures in dealing with the Palestinian issue over the past four years.

The way to do this is by stressing that the Palestinian move is merely technical. A senior Israeli official told a press briefing yesterday that Israel believes the resolution “lacks all significance; only the Security Council can establish a real country.”

“This evening there will be a celebration in Ramallah, but on Friday morning there will be no change on the ground,” the official said. Only the Security Council can accept a state as a full member of the United Nations.

But exactly 65 years ago, on November 29, 1947, the UN General Assembly passed Resolution 181, which approved the partition of British Mandatory Palestine into a Jewish state and an Arab state. That night, thousands of Jews took to the streets in celebration. But the next morning, the British Mandate was still there.

Still, the situation did change the next day. Attacks and violence between the local Jews and Arabs.

Beyond international recognition of the Jewish right to a state, the UN resolution launched a process that six months later culminated in the declaration of statehood by Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion. The Security Council accepted Israel as a full member of the international body only a year later, in May 1949.

For the Palestinians, Thursday’s vote is another step on the road to independence. The diplomatic impasse, the radicalization in Likud and the fact the right is expected to form Israel’s next government do not bode well for the peace process. Israelis may only hope that unlike November 29, 1947, the conflict will remain on the diplomatic front and not deteriorate into a third intifada.

 

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THE ZIONIST’S NIGHTMARE

With the ceasefire still in effect, Israel is going into panic mode wondering what they will do if they lose their victim status…
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The following from the archives is from a few years ago, but its message is for today..
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Western zionists are waking up in the middle of the night screaming, rattled by the same bad dream…. a dream called Israel. They are worried that their ‘little Democratic entity’ in the Middle East is being threatened by world opinion.

Every day my in-box is flooded with spam mails from zionists. This afternoon one arrived, one that I thought should be shared. It originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal, written by a non-Jew.

May their nightmares continue until the nightmare they created for the world ends!


This, of course, is not the reality of modern Israel. Israel does not seek to oppress or occupy—and certainly not to annihilate—the Palestinians in the pursuit of some atavistic Jewish supremacy. But the merest echo of the shameful Western past is enough to chill support for Israel in the West.

Of course not….. why would people think otherwise?

One of the world’s oldest stories is playing out before our eyes: The Jews are being scapegoated again.

By SHELBY STEELE
The most interesting voice in all the fallout surrounding the Gaza flotilla incident is that sanctimonious and meddling voice known as “world opinion.” At every turn “world opinion,” like a school marm, takes offense and condemns Israel for yet another infraction of the world’s moral sensibility. And this voice has achieved an international political legitimacy so that even the silliest condemnation of Israel is an opportunity for self-congratulation.

 

Rock bands now find moral imprimatur in canceling their summer tour stops in Israel (Elvis Costello, the Pixies, the Gorillaz, the Klaxons). A demonstrator at an anti-Israel rally in New York carries a sign depicting the skull and crossbones drawn over the word “Israel.” White House correspondent Helen Thomas, in one of the ugliest incarnations of this voice, calls on Jews to move back to Poland. And of course the United Nations and other international organizations smugly pass one condemnatory resolution after another against Israel while the Obama administration either joins in or demurs with a wink.
This is something new in the world, this almost complete segregation of Israel in the community of nations. And if Helen Thomas’s remarks were pathetic and ugly, didn’t they also point to the end game of this isolation effort: the nullification of Israel’s legitimacy as a nation? There is a chilling familiarity in all this. One of the world’s oldest stories is playing out before our eyes: The Jews are being scapegoated again.

“World opinion” labors mightily to make Israel look like South Africa looked in its apartheid era—a nation beyond the moral pale. And it projects onto Israel the same sin that made apartheid South Africa so untouchable: white supremacy. Somehow “world opinion” has moved away from the old 20th century view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a complicated territorial dispute between two long-suffering peoples. Today the world puts its thumb on the scale for the Palestinians by demonizing the stronger and whiter Israel as essentially a colonial power committed to the “occupation” of a beleaguered Third World people.

 

This is now—figuratively in some quarters and literally in others—the moral template through which Israel is seen. It doesn’t matter that much of the world may actually know better. This template has become propriety itself, a form of good manners, a political correctness. Thus it is good manners to be outraged at Israel’s blockade of Gaza, and it is bad manners to be outraged at Hamas’s recent attack on a school because it educated girls, or at the thousands of rockets Hamas has fired into Israeli towns—or even at the fact that Hamas is armed and funded by Iran. The world wants independent investigations of Israel, not of Hamas.

 

One reason for this is that the entire Western world has suffered from a deficit of moral authority for decades now. Today we in the West are reluctant to use our full military might in war lest we seem imperialistic; we hesitate to enforce our borders lest we seem racist; we are reluctant to ask for assimilation from new immigrants lest we seem xenophobic; and we are pained to give Western Civilization primacy in our educational curricula lest we seem supremacist. Today the West lives on the defensive, the very legitimacy of our modern societies requiring constant dissociation from the sins of the Western past—racism, economic exploitation, imperialism and so on. When the Israeli commandos boarded that last boat in the flotilla and, after being attacked with metal rods, killed nine of their attackers, they were acting in a world without the moral authority to give them the benefit of the doubt. By appearances they were shock troopers from a largely white First World nation willing to slaughter even “peace activists” in order to enforce a blockade against the impoverished brown people of Gaza. Thus the irony: In the eyes of a morally compromised Western world, the Israelis looked like the Gestapo.

 

This, of course, is not the reality of modern Israel. Israel does not seek to oppress or occupy—and certainly not to annihilate—the Palestinians in the pursuit of some atavistic Jewish supremacy. But the merest echo of the shameful Western past is enough to chill support for Israel in the West.

 

The West also lacks the self-assurance to see the Palestinians accurately. Here again it is safer in the white West to see the Palestinians as they advertise themselves—as an “occupied” people denied sovereignty and simple human dignity by a white Western colonizer. The West is simply too vulnerable to the racist stigma to object to this “neo-colonial” characterization.

 

Our problem in the West is understandable. We don’t want to lose more moral authority than we already have. So we choose not to see certain things that are right in front of us. For example, we ignore that the Palestinians—and for that matter much of the Middle East—are driven to militancy and war not by legitimate complaints against Israel or the West but by an internalized sense of inferiority. If the Palestinians got everything they want—a sovereign nation and even, let’s say, a nuclear weapon—they would wake the next morning still hounded by a sense of inferiority. For better or for worse, modernity is now the measure of man.

 

And the quickest cover for inferiority is hatred. The problem is not me; it is them. And in my victimization I enjoy a moral and human grandiosity—no matter how smart and modern my enemy is, I have the innocence that defines victims. I may be poor but my hands are clean. Even my backwardness and poverty only reflect a moral superiority, while my enemy’s wealth proves his inhumanity.

 

In other words, my hatred is my self-esteem. This must have much to do with why Yasser Arafat rejected Ehud Barak’s famous Camp David offer of 2000 in which Israel offered more than 90% of what the Palestinians had demanded. To have accepted that offer would have been to forgo hatred as consolation and meaning. Thus it would have plunged the Palestinians—and by implication the broader Muslim world—into a confrontation with their inferiority relative to modernity. Arafat knew that without the Jews to hate an all-defining cohesion would leave the Muslim world. So he said no to peace.
And this recalcitrance in the Muslim world, this attraction to the consolations of hatred, is one of the world’s great problems today—whether in the suburbs of Paris and London, or in Kabul and Karachi, or in Queens, N.Y., and Gaza. The fervor for hatred as deliverance may not define the Muslim world, but it has become a drug that consoles elements of that world in the larger competition with the West. This is the problem we in the West have no easy solution to, and we scapegoat Israel—admonish it to behave better—so as not to feel helpless. We see our own vulnerability there. Mr. Steele is a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.

SIRENS SOUND IN JERUSALEM FOR SECOND TIME …..

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Coincidental timing to show Ban Ki-moon how serious the situation is …. and Hillary is due to land shortly. Israel at its best in pulling out the victim card.
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For the second time since the beginning of Operation Pillar of Defense, an air raid siren sounded in Jerusalem at around 2:15 pm, shortly after the arrival of UN chief Ban Ki-moon to the city.
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From THIS report
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Click HERE to see who the REAL victims are

ISRAEL PULLS OUT THE VICTIM CARD IN JERUSALEM

   Israel has achieved ‘Preferred Customer’ status
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In order to get the sympathy it needs to get the bucks from abroad, Israel must continue looking like the victim. In order to do this, it must convince its own Sheeple that they are in danger, thereby justifying their continuing holocaust against the people of Palestine, Gaza in particular.
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Last night, about five minutes into evening Shabbat services at our local synagague, the sirens went off …. first time that happened in Jerusalem since the Gulf War. The Sheeple went running to the bomb shelter and continued their service there …. the rest of us held our place and continued.
FEAR ….. mission accomplished as far as Bibi is concerned ….. at least temporarily  until the truth is exposed.
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Michael Rivero of WRH hit the nail on the head with his comment about THIS article;
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“Hamas, the Islamist group that governs Gaza, launched a Qassam rocket toward Jerusalem. The Israeli military confirmed a missile strike outside the ancient Jewish capital; there was no details of the precise location or whether anyone was injured.” NOTE: THIS QUOTE HAS ALREADY BEEN DELETED FROM THE ONLINE WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE (although it is being quoted all over the net).

And with good reason. The Qassam rocket only has a range of 7.5 miles. And it is 40 miles from Gaza to Jerusalem. So what I am starting to think is that Israel is firing most of the long range rockets to bolster the case that Iran is involved.

Again, the common sense rule applies. Why would anyone in Gaza fire an unguided rocket into Jerusalem knowing that if they hit a Christian shrine that the world’s Christians would instantly be enraged into supporting Israel’s war agenda?

Certainly Israel has a strong motive to rocket attack Christian shrines, but would Muslims aim at their own Al Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock?

UPDATE: Israel is now saying the rockets “from Gaza” have (as usual) hit empty fields.

UPDATE 2: Israel reported the latest missile from Gaza fell into the Mediterrainian. Still no comment on why so many are getting past their very expensive Iron Dome system.

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So, don’t fall for Bibi’s game, because that’s all it is.
Meantime, the holocaust continues in Gaza, that’s what you should concern yourself with.

NEW ISRAELI VIDEOGANDA // ’15 SECONDS TO SAVE YOUR MAMA’

Pity the poor Israelis …. just look what they have to go through …
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The rockets from Gaza keep on pounding Israel, Israel keeps hitting back, the world media makes Israel look bad and depicts Gaza as the victim. That is life for Israel, and it sometimes seems it will never change.

In an effort to express their pain and help explain Israel’s position abroad, independent filmmakers occasionally try to create videos that assist the hasbara (public information) effort. In Sderot, the videos are often centered around the theme of “15 seconds” — the amount of time that residents have to find shelter when sirens alert them that a rocket has been fired at them.

This is a new and powerful video of that genre – 15 Seconds to Save your Mama.

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Previous “15 second” films include this…

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WHAT ABOUT THESE MAMAS AND CHILDREN?

NO PRESS REPORTS ABOUT THEM ….

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Now read The following sentence again …. is there any way the world media cannot make Israel look bad?

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The rockets from Gaza keep on pounding Israel, Israel keeps hitting back, the world media makes Israel look bad and depicts Gaza as the victim. That is life for Israel, and it sometimes seems it will never change.

UNMASKED JUDEOPHOBIA: NEW FILM NOT TO SEE

 The ‘Victim Card’ has finally made it to the big screen ….
Here is the plug for it …. BE SURE TO MISS IT when it comes to a theatre near you.
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UNMASKED JUDEOPHOBIA Opens Friday October 19th

 

UNMASKED JUDEOPHOBIA is a meticulous examination of rising anti-Jewish animus in regions around the world. Filmmaker Gloria Greenfield travels from Israel to Europe to North America, covering this phenomenon from all angles, including historical Christian and contemporary Islamist polemics against Jews, the proliferation of anti-Israeli bias in academia and cultural institutions, misinformation campaigns and state-sanctioned calls for the destruction of the Jewish state and murder of Jews wherever they can be found.

Wide-ranging interviews include such eloquent and respected voices as Harvard Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz, Senator Joe Lieberman, former UN ambassador John Bolton, human rights activists Natan Sharansky and Irwin Cotler, British attorney Anthony Julius, Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens, Middle East senior analysts Caroline Glick and Barry Rubin, British journalist and blogger Melanie Phillips, the director of Central Intelligence James Woolsey, f and Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Ya’alon, among many others.

UNMASKED: JUDEOPHOBIA is a call to action and urgent reminder that genocidal antisemitism is a threat not only to Jews, but to the human condition itself. 

GET YOUR VIOLIN READY….

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Israel has added some new dimensions to its ‘victim card’…..
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No other people come close to suffering as much persecution throughout history as the Jews. They were held in bondage in Egypt, exiled to Babylonia, conquered, persecuted and exiled by Rome, persecuted and exiled by the Crusaders, by England and by Spain. The Holocaust destroyed two thirds of Europe’s Jews. 

Having endured two millennia of being history’s scapegoat, it should come as no surprise many Jews have been so deeply affected, they have developed a “persecution complex.”*

Holidays seem to bring out both the best and worst in the Jewish people. But, lately there has been a tendancy to play solo violin as their painful history is revealed over and over again. Perhaps it was the dynamic poem by Gunter Grass that brought this about, but in any case, it’s just not acceptable  to most people. Suffering and pain is not something that can be copyrighted by any one people, we’ve all been there, done that.
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Ynet ran a pretty pathetic OpEd today about the demonisation of Israel , BY JEWS THEMSELVES… it’s worth the read, but have your violin ready 😉
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Why Jews demonize Israel

Op-ed: Persecution complex prompts some Jews to align themselves with ill-advised partners

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Why are some Jews willing to stand side by side with the Palestinians and demonize  Israel?

What motivates them to think that slicing up Israel is the way to resolve the conflict? 

The answer to such questions goes to the heart of the Jewish psyche, within an historical context. 

No other people come close to suffering as much persecution throughout history as the Jews. They were held in bondage in Egypt, exiled to Babylonia, conquered, persecuted and exiled by Rome, persecuted and exiled by the Crusaders, by England and by Spain. The Holocaust destroyed two thirds of Europe’s Jews. 

Having endured two millennia of being history’s scapegoat, it should come as no surprise many Jews have been so deeply affected, they have developed a “persecution complex.” 

Most people, including Jews, view themselves and others as inherently “good,” rather than “evil.” However, when factoring in the persecution complex built into the DNA of many Jews, this becomes a game changer. 

Having been ridiculed, exiled, tortured, discriminated against and killed for so long, Jews understandably prefer to be seen as making positive contributions to society. Indeed, Jewish contributions in the fields of medicine, technology, education, science, business, entertainment and so on are proportionately higher than any other group of people, by far. 

The true underdog is Israel 

The last thing Jews want is to be unjustly accused of doing to others what has been done to them. Sadly, some have taken advantage of this mindset. For example, how many times have you seen Israel compared to Nazi Germany, when it comes to the Palestinians? This is a vitriolic attempt at reverse psychology designed to label Jews as hypocrites. 

No Jew wishes to be seen as persecuting a perceived underdog, or viewed as an obstacle to “peace, justice and reconciliation.” Indeed, Jews have been leading advocates of these noble goals for generations. 

However, when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, some Jews in their zeal to be considered champions of the “underdog” have either failed to realize or are unwilling to accept something quite important. 

Those whose cause they are promoting have no interest in reciprocating. The Muslims are not going to extend their hands in gratitude if Israel turns over land to them for a state. They will not suddenly see Jews as their friends and willingly agree to peaceful coexistence with Israel. 

Indeed, at this time Arabs live in a world where many parents, schools, political and religious leaders as well as the media have convinced them the Jews are responsible for all their problems. 

What’s tragic is that the Jews who are demonizing Israel are playing directly into the hands of people who will turn on them the moment their dream becomes reality. In reality, the actions of these Jews are a misguided attempt to endear themselves to others by taking up the popular cause of the “underdog,” at times to their own detriment. 

This is one of those times. While championing the underdog is noble, this is the wrong “underdog.” The true underdog is Israel. Hopefully these Jews will realize this before it’s too late.

ISRAEL FEARS LOSING ITS VICTIM STATUS // TWO VIEWS

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Take for example, the recent Human Rights Council resolution to form a fact-finding mission to investigate the implications of Israeli settlements on the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of the Palestinian people” passed last week. Israel began ranting about how the HRC was hypocritical and biased and had an “automatic majority” against Israel. Obviously predicting what Israel would try to do, the decision also called on Israel “not to obstruct the process of investigation and to cooperate fully with the mission.”*
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Listening to the rabid statements coming out of Israel’s leaders over this past week has pointed to something border lining on the comical. Israel is paranoid and comes across sometimes as a little bit pathetic.

Of course, in the international arena, Israel’s tirades are taken as ‘defensive’ and the fact that the United States backs Israel at just about every turn stifles any real criticisms of its approach. But objectively speaking, Israel is ridiculous in just how much it attacks, not militarily this time, but through its never ending war of words.

Take for example, the recent Human Rights Council resolution to form a fact-finding mission to investigate the implications of Israeli settlements on the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of the Palestinian people” passed last week. Israel began ranting about how the HRC was hypocritical and biased and had an “automatic majority” against Israel. Obviously predicting what Israel would try to do, the decision also called on Israel “not to obstruct the process of investigation and to cooperate fully with the mission.”

Of course this is exactly what happened. Israel says it would refuse to cooperate with the mission, calling the Council “preposterous.” The United States was the only country that voted against the proposal. But instead of the United States bashing the council and its resolution, why doesn’t it ask why Israel is so hell-bent on not cooperating with its probe? If Israel is so confident that it has done no wrong, it should not be worried about anything. And if the United States claims it is opposed to settlement building in the occupied Palestinian territories, then why doesn’t it allow the mission to come to Palestine and see for itself? Because, it is no different than the Goldstone Report on Israel’s 2008-2009 invasion of Gaza in which 1,400 were Palestinians killed. Much like many of the oppressive regimes in the region that are being slapped with sanctions and even military intervention, Israel will fight the world tooth and nail defending its actions but won’t allow anyone in to see for themselves if there is any truth to the “preposterous” claims being made.

The Human Rights’ Council is not the only example, though. Israeli officials were on EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton like a bad rash last week when she dared include the children of Gaza among others in reference to the horrible shooting at a school in Toulouse France, which claimed the lives of three Jewish children.

“Israel is the most moral country in the world and despite the fact that it has to fight terrorists who operate from within civilian populations, the IDF makes every effort possible not to harm that population,” said its foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman. Prime Minister Netanyahu also criticized Ashton and asked for an apology.

“What makes me angry is the comparison between the premeditated slaughter of children to the defensive surgical activities of the [Israel Defense Forces] aimed at hitting terrorists who use children as shields,” he said.

What no one asked was – even if this were completely true – and we Palestinians were these horrible terrorist monsters who tie our children to rocket launchers, isn’t it still tragic what happens to these kids? Who said the life of one child is more valuable than another? Ashton was only speaking about children and young people killed “in all sorts of circumstances”; aren’t Gaza’s children worthy of this sympathy too?

The fact of the matter is that with Israel, “the best offense is a defense” and so it attacks at every possible opportunity. Thankfully, when the fact-finding mission does come to Palestine (on condition that Israel allows it to enter) it will not need Israel’s cooperation. All it needs are eyes, ears and a sense of justice to see just how unjust Israel’s settlement policy really is.

Israel attacks, not out of self-defense most of the time, but as a way of silencing any voices of truth about its nature. What better way to fend off criticism than to constantly cry wolf and play the innocent victim in a sea of murderous terrorists? It has worked for them this long, so why would Israel stop now?

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Ignoring Israel’s complete domination

By Amira Hass

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Israel’s position in its periodic report to the donor-coordination group for the Palestinian Authority reminds one of the boy who kills his parents and then demands an orphan’s pension. Israel describes the failings of the Palestinian economy as if the colonialist occupation is not their primary cause.

The authors of the report express the view that the dependence of the Palestinian Authority on foreign aid will not diminish in the coming years. In doing so, they are showing disrespect for the intelligence of the donor countries’ representatives, who met last week in Brussels. Who better than these delegates knows the great service the family of nations is doing to Israel by providing massive, ongoing aid to the Palestinians? Taxpayers around the world are the ones who are relieving Israel of its obligations as an occupying power and repairing the damage it is causing. It turns out it’s easier for the family of nations to fund the occupation than to force Israel to put an end to it. The guys in our finance and defense ministries – upon whose data the report is based – state, in fact, that the donor countries should get their checkbooks ready, because our policy this year won’t be different.

With smug arrogance, the report’s authors ignore Israel’s complete domination over the resources essential to economic progress and expansion: land, water, time, a Palestinian population registry, currency, territorial expanse, air space, radio-frequency spectrums, territorial contiguity, banking services and television broadcasts, freedom of movement, border crossings, foreign nationals who are allowed entry and the duration of their stay, highways, and personal and communal security.

With all the precision of a shopkeeper, the drafters of the report recount all of the measures that Israel, in its great magnanimity, has taken “to support economic growth in the West Bank.” But beyond all the means of support detailed in the report, there are the unmentioned hours wasted by Palestinian, American and European bureaucrats seeking to convince their Israeli counterparts to put them into practice.

The number of tourists coming to the West Bank city of Bethlehem last year, for example, was 1,174,280 (compared to 1,092,811 – note the precision! – in 2010 ), according to the report. Then there was the extension of the hours of operation at checkpoints; the agreement over the Palestinian police presence in Area B (which is under Israeli military control and Palestinian civil responsibility ); construction of a visitors’ lounge for meetings between Palestinian and Israeli business people at one of the checkpoints; the drilling of four wells in a nature reserve’s eastern aquifer; 17 (again, note the precision! ) preparatory meetings (regarding water infrastructure ) with representatives of the U.S. State Department and USAID; one meeting with a Dutch representative over Israeli-Palestinian cooperation; 434,382 cars, owned by Palestinian citizens of Israel, that were allowed passage via the West Bank town of Jenin; consideration of a Palestinian request for a customs exemption for cars owned by foreign investors and the disabled; and approval of 2,777 requests for changes of address on ID cards from Gaza to the West Bank (of 3,857 people who sought approval ).

With a whiff of the theories of economist Milton Friedman, the report sneers at the size of the Palestinian public sector. But if there is anything that assures Palestinian social stability – and in turn quiet and prosperity for Israel – it is the regular (if unreasonably low ) salaries paid to that public sector. Since the Oslo Accords between Israel and the PLO were drafted in the 1990s, payment of wages has been a major means by which support of and dependence on the PA leadership has been buttressed. The adaptability of the Palestinian leadership to Israel’s policy of carving out Palestinian territorial enclaves was based in part on that very internal instability.

And what about the bloated Palestinian security forces, which are an inseparable part of the public sector? They are subcontractors for the Israeli Shin Bet security service and the Israeli army, who have tasked them with participating in controlling, suppressing and containing the various manifestations of Palestinian resistance. It’s as if the big Israeli boss is not only benefiting from the workers supplied by the subcontractor, but is also complaining that there are too many of them.

 

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