Archive for the ‘Gaza’ Category

Some Perspective on the Helen Thomas Stoning

June 9, 2010

In 2008 Israeli Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger called for a final solution ethnic/religious cleansing of Gaza saying its inhabitants should be moved to the Sinai Desert where a state would be built for them paid for by Britain, the European Union and the United States. News report and video here:

Israeli Chief Rabbi Calls For Religious/Ethnic Cleansing

In 2010 Helen Thomas said that Judaic people should leave land they unjustly forced Palestinians from and return to their homes in Poland, Germany the U.S. and elsewhere.

In 2008 Chief Rabbi Metzger thanked G.W. Bush for his support of “Israel” and in particular for waging an unjust war against Iraq. News report here:

Israeli Chief Rabbi Thanks Bush for War On Iraq

Helen Thomas has consistently opposed the unjust, catastrophic war on Iraq.

Chief Rabbi Metzger still wields power and influence to perpetrate injustice. Helen Thomas has been fired and ostracized for standing for justice.

If we don’t stand for those who stand for justice when they’re attacked we deserve no better than this: a world enslaved by crushing rabbinic double standards and hypocrisy. I can’t imagine what encourages the rabbis more than for us to flee in cowardice as they stone our most courageous people.

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"Halacha hi beyoduah she’Eisav soneh l’Yaakov"

June 8, 2010

“No matter what we do, everybody is against us.”

“If we put our weapons down, everyone will kill us.”

International condemnation has deepened the [Israeli] public’s siege mentality, leading many demonstrators to claim that anti-Semitism best explained the world’s motives … Such convictions were understandable in light of the aggressive propaganda campaign the Israeli Defense Forces and Israeli Foreign Ministry have waged … Mondoweiss: Pro-IDF, Anti-Turkish Rally in Tel Aviv (or a Glimpse Into Collective Israeli Derangement)

Who will acknowledge the fact that paranoia-inducing IDF and Israeli Foreign Ministry propaganda is only a “secular” adaptation of the teaching of Judaism so fundamental that it is equated with the physical laws of nature: ‘Eisav’ soneh l’Yaakov’?

"No One Judges ‘Israel’"

June 2, 2010

Counterfeit Israel: “No one judges us.”

Noahide U.S.: “No one judges them.”

After a marathon session, 15 members of the U.N. Security Council agreed early Tuesday morning on a presidential statement on the [May 31, 2010 IDF attack on a Gaza-bound humanitarian ship in international waters], but the final product was far less than Islamic nations had sought.

Led by Turkey, the tougher measure would have condemned the incident “in the strongest terms” and called for “an independent international investigation.” After about 13 hours, the wording of the U.N. statement doesn’t mention Israel by name and allows Israel to conduct its own probe.

In his remarks to reporters Tuesday morning, the deputy U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Alejandro Wolff, insisted the U.S. was comfortable with Israel conducting its own investigation.

“We are convinced and support an Israeli investigation as I called for in my statement earlier and have every confidence that Israel can conduct a credible and impartial, transparent, prompt investigation internally,” Wolff told reporters, according to the official transcript. (“Obama administration seeks a fine line after Israel’s raid of Gaza flotilla turns deadly,” L.A. Times, June 1, 2010)

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/dcnow/2010/06/obama-administration-seeks-a-fine-line-after-israels-raid-of-gaza-flotilla-turns-deadly.html

Exceptionalism and double-standards are not Zionist exclusives. It’s not accurate to posit distinctions between Zionism and Judaism on these grounds. Judaism is fundamentally a two-tiered system of double-standards. This is the root of the injustice of “the ‘Jewish’ state.” What the world correctly identifies as hypocrisy in Israeli behavior is “justice” to the mind which has been infected by the ideology of Judaism which teaches that, ideally, it is the world’s authority and that it (and no one else) governs itself according to the preferential laws of Judaism and everyone else according to lower-tier “Noahide laws.” Judaism (tribe of Judah-ism) at its most fundamental level is advantage for the tribe, counterfeit Judah, and disadvantage for everyone else. There is no universal application of universal standards in Judaism.

On the Contrary: The effect of Israeli war crimes in Gaza six months later

July 7, 2009

On the Contrary: The effect of Israeli war crimes in Gaza six months later

Michael A. Hoffman writes: “The Zionists claim that Pope Pius XII was “silent” about the Nazi “Holocaust” and this is a major issue in the western media confronting the Catholic Church. But how much of an issue is the silence regarding the Israeli holocaust — a holocaust which continues to this day? Are you silent about –and therefore complicit in– Israeli mass murder of the Palestinian people?”

I would add to this the question: how much worse would the wrath of Judaic institutions and their accomplices in the media against Pope Pius XII and Catholicism be if he had visited Hitler and the top Nazi command following WWII in solidarity and support as Benedict XVI did with the Israelis following their January 2009 massacre against the Palestinians of Gaza HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE?

On the Contrary: The effect of Israeli war crimes in Gaza six months later

July 7, 2009

On the Contrary: The effect of Israeli war crimes in Gaza six months later

Michael A. Hoffman writes: “The Zionists claim that Pope Pius XII was “silent” about the Nazi “Holocaust” and this is a major issue in the western media confronting the Catholic Church. But how much of an issue is the silence regarding the Israeli holocaust — a holocaust which continues to this day? Are you silent about –and therefore complicit in– Israeli mass murder of the Palestinian people?”

I would add to this the question: how much worse would the wrath of Judaic institutions and their accomplices in the media against Pope Pius XII and Catholicism be if he had visited Hitler and the top Nazi command following WWII in solidarity and support as Benedict XVI did with the Israelis following their January 2009 massacre against the Palestinians of Gaza HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE?

Unofficial Itinerary for Papal Visit to "Israel"

March 6, 2009

It looks as though Benedict’s first order of business in counterfeit Israel will be a visit to Yad Vashem to sanctify the false world religion of Holocaustolatry. Benedict’s escort to the Yad Vashem religious monument to Judaic suffering will be Shimon Peres, a man who caused so much non-Judaic suffering, most notably the 1996 Israeli “Grapes of Wrath” terror assault on Lebanon and the Qana massacre. See:

The Israeli Massacre of Civilians at Qana

Following in the philo-rabbinic footsteps of his predecessor, JPII, Benedict will then prostrate himself at the Wailing Wall and likely beg forgiveness on behalf of the Apostles, Church Fathers and saints for their “teachings of contempt” which “paved the road to Auschwitz.”

Papal Holy Land Trip to Have Interreligious Focus

Unofficial Itinerary Reflects Attention to Jewish, Muslim Dialogue

JERUSALEM, MARCH 4, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI will be taking many steps to promote interreligious dialogue during his May trip to the Holy Land, according to an unofficial itinerary.

Jean-Marie Allafort from “Un Echo d’Israel,” a Christian newsletter in Israel, spoke with ZENIT about the Pope’s unofficial schedule for the May 11-15 trip, though he said that “neither the Vatican nor the State of Israel has published the official program,” and some items are still being discussed.

According to Allafort, the trip will include a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, and a welcome from both the Israeli and Palestinian Authority presidents.

Israeli President Shimon Peres is set to welcome the Holy Father on May 11, and together they will visit the Yad Vashem, according to the report. Later that evening, the Pontiff will attend an interreligious meeting before proceeding to the apostolic nunciature where he will reside during his stay,

On his second day in Israel, the Holy Father will meet with the mufti of Jerusalem and then go to the Wailing Wall to take part in a ceremony that will also be attended by the grand rabbis of Israel. Later that morning, he will visit the rabbinate of Israel.

At noon, the Holy Father will pray in the Cenacle, where Jesus held his Last Supper. And then he will visit the Latin patriarchate of Jerusalem to meet and lunch with the Catholic ordinaries of the Holy Land. That evening he will visit Gethsemane and celebrate a solemn Mass.

On May 13, the unofficial itinerary has Benedict XVI visiting Bethlehem, where he will be welcomed by the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, and other Palestinian leaders. There he will visit the Basilica of the Nativity and celebrate Mass.

In the afternoon, he is set to visit a refugee camp near Bethlehem, as well as a work of charity, though this latter site has not been determined.

The program for Thursday, May 14, is still being considered, but the Holy Father is expected to celebrate Mass in the morning in Nazareth and meet with religious leaders of Galilee.

On his last day, the Bishop of Rome will visit the Orthodox patriarch of Jerusalem in the patriarchate. Then he will go to the Holy Sepulcher where he will be received by the Franciscan Custos of the Holy Land, and where he will be spend time in prayer.

Later that morning, he will visit the Armenian neighborhood of the Old City of Jerusalem and meet with the Armenian Orthodox patriarch.

He is scheduled to leave Israel around 2 p.m. that afternoon.

http://www.zenit.org/article-25271?l=english

Unofficial Itinerary for Papal Visit to "Israel"

March 6, 2009

It looks as though Benedict’s first order of business in counterfeit Israel will be a visit to Yad Vashem to sanctify the false world religion of Holocaustolatry. Benedict’s escort to the Yad Vashem religious monument to Judaic suffering will be Shimon Peres, a man who caused so much non-Judaic suffering, most notably the 1996 Israeli “Grapes of Wrath” terror assault on Lebanon and the Qana massacre. See:

The Israeli Massacre of Civilians at Qana

Following in the philo-rabbinic footsteps of his predecessor, JPII, Benedict will then prostrate himself at the Wailing Wall and likely beg forgiveness on behalf of the Apostles, Church Fathers and saints for their “teachings of contempt” which “paved the road to Auschwitz.”

Papal Holy Land Trip to Have Interreligious Focus

Unofficial Itinerary Reflects Attention to Jewish, Muslim Dialogue

JERUSALEM, MARCH 4, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI will be taking many steps to promote interreligious dialogue during his May trip to the Holy Land, according to an unofficial itinerary.

Jean-Marie Allafort from “Un Echo d’Israel,” a Christian newsletter in Israel, spoke with ZENIT about the Pope’s unofficial schedule for the May 11-15 trip, though he said that “neither the Vatican nor the State of Israel has published the official program,” and some items are still being discussed.

According to Allafort, the trip will include a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, and a welcome from both the Israeli and Palestinian Authority presidents.

Israeli President Shimon Peres is set to welcome the Holy Father on May 11, and together they will visit the Yad Vashem, according to the report. Later that evening, the Pontiff will attend an interreligious meeting before proceeding to the apostolic nunciature where he will reside during his stay,

On his second day in Israel, the Holy Father will meet with the mufti of Jerusalem and then go to the Wailing Wall to take part in a ceremony that will also be attended by the grand rabbis of Israel. Later that morning, he will visit the rabbinate of Israel.

At noon, the Holy Father will pray in the Cenacle, where Jesus held his Last Supper. And then he will visit the Latin patriarchate of Jerusalem to meet and lunch with the Catholic ordinaries of the Holy Land. That evening he will visit Gethsemane and celebrate a solemn Mass.

On May 13, the unofficial itinerary has Benedict XVI visiting Bethlehem, where he will be welcomed by the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, and other Palestinian leaders. There he will visit the Basilica of the Nativity and celebrate Mass.

In the afternoon, he is set to visit a refugee camp near Bethlehem, as well as a work of charity, though this latter site has not been determined.

The program for Thursday, May 14, is still being considered, but the Holy Father is expected to celebrate Mass in the morning in Nazareth and meet with religious leaders of Galilee.

On his last day, the Bishop of Rome will visit the Orthodox patriarch of Jerusalem in the patriarchate. Then he will go to the Holy Sepulcher where he will be received by the Franciscan Custos of the Holy Land, and where he will be spend time in prayer.

Later that morning, he will visit the Armenian neighborhood of the Old City of Jerusalem and meet with the Armenian Orthodox patriarch.

He is scheduled to leave Israel around 2 p.m. that afternoon.

http://www.zenit.org/article-25271?l=english

Palestinian Christians Urge Pope to Not Lend Credibility and Prestige to Israeli Slaughterers

February 23, 2009

The Israeli state, just having perpetrated a massive, barbaric assault on defenseless people deprived of basic life necessities before and afterward, is in dire need of an image boost. Benedict XVI plans to accommodate them. If he makes this planned trip, which does not include a visit to the Israeli-savaged Gaza territory, he will rightly share in Israeli infamy.

Palestinian Christians urge Pope to call off May visit to Israel

Feb 22, 2009

Haaretz

A group of Palestinian Christians has asked Pope Benedict XVI to call off his planned visit to Israel and the West Bank this coming May.

The 40 community activists wrote to the pope that his visit would “help boost Israel’s image and inadvertently minimize Palestinian suffering under Israeli occupation.”

full article:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1066097.html

Palestinian Christians Urge Pope to Not Lend Credibility and Prestige to Israeli Slaughterers

February 23, 2009

The Israeli state, just having perpetrated a massive, barbaric assault on defenseless people deprived of basic life necessities before and afterward, is in dire need of an image boost. Benedict XVI plans to accommodate them. If he makes this planned trip, which does not include a visit to the Israeli-savaged Gaza territory, he will rightly share in Israeli infamy.

Palestinian Christians urge Pope to call off May visit to Israel

Feb 22, 2009

Haaretz

A group of Palestinian Christians has asked Pope Benedict XVI to call off his planned visit to Israel and the West Bank this coming May.

The 40 community activists wrote to the pope that his visit would “help boost Israel’s image and inadvertently minimize Palestinian suffering under Israeli occupation.”

full article:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1066097.html

Gaza Massacre Fosters Race Hatred in Israeli Youth

January 27, 2009

The lunatic culture of Judaism is nourished by violence and death. The Israelis are channeled on the path to genocide which has been written about and lamented extensively in relation to other nations but never identified as such in this most blatant example.

Anti-Arab sentiment swells among youth in aftermath of Gaza war

PATRICK MARTIN – Globe and Mail

January 26, 2009

JERUSALEM — When the leader of Israel’s religious-Zionist Meimad Party recently addressed a meeting of 800 high-school students in a Tel Aviv suburb, his words on the virtue of Israeli democracy for all its citizens were drowned out by student chants of “Death to the Arabs.”

Not since the days of the now-illegal Kach party, and Baruch Goldstein killing 29 Muslims at prayer in Hebron in 1994, has Rabbi Michael Melchior heard such anti-Arab sentiment.

But that sentiment is swelling, and the controversial former cabinet minister Avigdor Lieberman and his Yisrael Beitenu party are riding the wave. They have emerged as the biggest political winners from the recent war on Gaza. Their unequivocal anti-Arab policies have never been more popular.

It was Mr. Lieberman who led the recent campaign to have Israel’s two Arab political parties banned from next month’s Knesset election. He argued that their public criticism of Israel’s assault on Hamas in Gaza constituted a disloyalty to the country as a Jewish and Zionist state.

Mr. Lieberman has long argued that all Arab Israelis should be made to swear an oath of loyalty to the country and, if they don’t, they should lose their citizenship.

The country’s highest court ruled in favour of the Arab parties, but not before the Knesset’s central elections committee voted in favour of the ban. Even representatives of the mainstream Likud, Kadima and Labour parties cast ballots supporting the ban.

“The court has effectively given the Arab parties a licence to kill the state of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state,” Mr. Lieberman said, adding that his party would not give up the fight.

Besides loyalty oaths, his party wants to exchange Arab communities in Israel for Israeli settlements in the West Bank; it says that giving up any land in exchange for peace with Arab neighbours is “fundamentally flawed” and should not be pursued; and it argues that Jordan should be where Palestinians seek to create a state.

Public opinion surveys indicate that a growing number of Israelis support this approach; Yisrael Beitenu is poised to win 16 seats in the Feb. 10 vote (it currently has 11), as many seats as Labour might win.

More importantly, the party could be a coalition partner in an expected Likud government – something that would put Mr. Lieberman in a good position to promote his agenda.

“Yisrael Beitenu’s rise, with its racist agenda, is a very dangerous trend in Israeli society,” said Mohammad Darawshe, an Arab from the Israeli town of Nazereth who is co-director of the Abraham Fund, an organization that promotes co-operation among Israeli Arabs and Jews.

The anti-Arab trend is particularly strong among the young generation, Mr. Darawshe said. “In a poll conducted in May, more than 60 per cent of Jewish high-school kids say they want to control the political participation of Arabs in Israel; they’re not ready to live in the same apartment building as Arab citizens; they don’t like to hear the sound of Arabic language; and so on,” he said. This racism “has to be taken seriously and dealt with seriously,” Mr. Darawshe said, “as must separatism in the Arab community.” A growing number of Israeli Arabs want to opt out of Israeli society, including boycotting elections, he said.

“Unfortunately, [the two trends] have common agendas; they feed off each other.”

Even Foreign Minister and Kadima party leader Tzipi Livni shocked many by saying that if people don’t like what the government is doing “they can leave.”

Overall, Israel’s Arab population, while sympathetic to the plight of Gazans, is not particularly radicalized, certainly not as it was in the early days of the 2000-2004 Palestinian uprising. Yet, as Mr. Darawshe says, anti-Arab sentiment in the country has never been greater. The Lieberman party “ultimately seeks a direct clash with the Arab citizens in Israel” he said. And he worries that “there’s no serious effort to stop it.”

The 100 people at the Yisrael Beitenu rally for English-speaking voters Thursday night in Jerusalem certainly don’t want to stop it. “It’s the clarity of it that’s so appealing,” said Yona Triestman, a thirtysomething who works helping new immigrants settle in Israel. And the message certainly is straightforward. At the end of the night, Uzi Landau, a former Likud cabinet minister now running for Yisrael Beitenu, leaned forward and wagged his index finger at the audience. “There’s just one thing you have to remember about our platform,” he said, “just one thing to tell your friends: ‘No loyalty, no citizenship.'”

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090126.wisrael26/BNStory/International/home