Zionism IS antisemitism

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Here are an extensive, documented series of incidents, quotes and actions carried out by the zionist movement leading up to, during and after World War 2. I recommend that you read it.

It shows that zionism cosied up to fascists well before the war and that even though they were a tiny minority among European Jewry, they were given a lead vocal role in implementing the purge of Jews from their European home using the exact same language as the antiJudaic parties of the era.

They openly admit that the ultranationalist, “purity of race” principals of nazism are no different from their own.

That when Jews were being persecuted, they excused the persecution.

They consciensciously profited from the misery, both in wealth and personnel for their own personal ultranationalist, colonization scheme in Palestine.

They thwarted all global attempts to take in Jewish refugees.

They went out of their way to DENY what was happening to the global press and global Jewry. They were, in fact, the first “holocaust deniers”.

They set up business deals with Hitler’s Germany when global Jewry was attempting to boycott them.

They made up the majority of corraboratory Jews within nazi Europe.

Even after the war, they had the gall to present themselves as the champions of the victims of the holocaust, even though they’ve been trailed through the courts for *stealing* money from these same victims (and the list of other charges against them listed above).

Even after the war, they continued nazi-like practices of genocide not only on native Palestinians, but on other non-white Jews. The theft of Jewish Yemeni babies, well paid for radiation experiments on Moroccan Jews that lead to thousands of deaths, false flag attacks on Iraqi Jews, sterilization of Ethiopian Jews.
Please bookmark this and link to it every time zionists even mention the words “antisemitism” and “holocaust”.

1912

“we too are in agreement with the cultural anti-Semites, in so far as we believed that Germans of the Mosaic faith (Judaism) are an undesirable, demoralizing phenomen”
— Chaim Weizmann, President World Zionist Organization (in a discussion with Balfour)
Source:The letters and papers of Chaim Weizmann v. VII

Contd…

“each country can absorb only a limited number of Jews, if she doesn’t want disorders in her stomach. Germany already had too many Jews”
Chaim Weizmann (quoted by Benyamin Matuvo, ‘The Zionist wish and the Nazi deed’, Issues, Winter 1966/7).

 
1923

“There is no justice, no law, and no God in heaven, only a single law which decides and supercedes all—- [Jewish] settlement [of the land].”
(Righteous Victims, p. 108)
— Ze’ev Jabotinsky / Vladimir Yevgenyevich Zhabotinsky
(established several Jewish organizations, including Beitar, Hatzohar and the Irgun, ATHEIST)
http://www.palestineremembered.com/Acre/Palestine-Remembered/Story592.html

 
1925

“If we do not admit the rightfulness of antisemitism, we deny the rightfulness of our own nationalism. If our people is deserving and willing to live its own national life, then it is an alien body thrust into the nations among whom it lives, an alien body that insists on its own distinctive identity, reducing the domain of their life. It is right, therefore, that they should fight against us for their national integrity.”
— 1925, Jacob Klatzkin, zionist, co-editor of the Encyclopedia Judaica
Jacob Agus, The Meaning of Jewish History, vol. II, p. 425.

 

1927 (Italy)

“Professor Sacerdoti (zionist leader in Italy) is persuaded that many of the fundamental principles of the Fascist Doctrine such as: the observance of the laws of the state, respect of traditions, the principle of authority, exaltation of religious values, a desire for the moral and physical cleanliness of family and the individual, the struggle for an increase of production, and therefore a struggle against Malthusianism, are no more or less than Jewish principles.”
Source: Guido Bedarida, ‘The Jews under Mussolini’, Reflex (October 1927), p.58.

 
1932

“Yes, we Revisionists have a great admiration for Hitler. Hitler has saved Germany. Otherwise it would have perished within four years. And if he had given up his anti-Semitism we would go with him.”
— Opening statement of lawyer defending Betar students, 1932
Elis Lubrany, ‘Hitler in Jerusalem’, Weltbahne (Berlin, 31 May 1932), p. 835.

 

1933

Global Jewish boycott of German goods:

The Anti-Nazi Boycott of 1933 was a boycott of German products by foreign critics of the Nazi Party in response to antisemitism in Nazi Germany following the rise of Adolf Hitler, commencing with his appointment as Chancellor of Germanyon January 30, 1933
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Nazi_boycott_of_1933

 

1933

“There existed in those first years a mutually highly satisfactory agreement between the Nazi authorities and the Jewish Agency for Palestine – a ‘Ha’avarah’, or Transfer Agreement, which provided that an emigrant to Palestine could transfer his money there in German goods and exchange them for pounds upon arrival.
It was soon the only legal way for a Jew to take his money with him (the alternative then being the establishment of a blocked account, which could be liquidated abroad only at a loss of between fifty and ninety-five percent). The result was that in the thirties, when American Jewry took great pains to organize a boycott of German merchandise, Palestine, of all places, was swamped with all kinds of ‘goods made in Germany’. ”

— Eichmann in Jerusalem, Dr. Hannah Arendt

Contd…

“When it became known that Hitler was demanding formal declarations from Jewish leaders against the anti-Nazi boycott, “Berlin Zionists sent an urgent telegram to the Zionist Organization in London asking for such a proclamation. The cable reached Rosenbluth, Lichteim and Tietz [the Zionist Jews Goering had sent to London] about midnight on March 30.” Prodded by Chaim Weizmann, these people succeeded in getting Lord Reading — a prominent Jew who had been making much noise against Germany in the House of Commons — and Lord Herbert Samuel, also Jewish, to make a joint declaration saying that “we deprecate exaggerated reports of occurrences [in Germany] or any attempts to boycott German goods.” Following this the British Foreign Minister John Simon gave the German ambassador a letter supporting that declaration.” http://www.hirhome.com/israel/leaders0.htm#_ftn140

Contd…

“German Zionism as a movement…considered itself Weizmann disciples,” and it was precisely a group of prominent German Zionist immigrants to Palestine, associated with Georg Landauer, the director of the Zionist Federation of Germany in Berlin, who set in motion the most ambitious plan to save Hitler. The proposal to the Nazis would be to sabotage the boycott in exchange for letting the German Jews leave with the minimum the British required to enter the Mandate territory (£1000), using the rest to buy German goods needed in Palestine. Nobody would ask the German Jews what they wanted to do with their lives: “Jews would be allowed to bring [some of their] assets out of Germany to rebuild their lives, but only if they liquidated their European existence and rebuilt those lives in Palestine.” Weizmann’s Zionists could hardly pull anything like this off without the Nazis.” http://www.hirhome.com/israel/leaders0.htm#_ftn127

 

 

1930s (Poland)

It is absolutely correct to say that only the Bund waged an organized fight against the anti-Semites. We did not consider that we had to fight in Poland. We believed the way to ease the situation was to take the Jews out of Poland. We had no spirit of animosity.46

Shmuel Merlin, Secretary General NZO

Zionist-Revisionism: The Years of Fascism and Terror

LENNI BRENNER

 

 

1933
“We believe it is precisely the new [National Socialist] Germany that can, through bold resoluteness in the handling of the Jewish question, take a decisive step toward overcoming a problem which, in truth, will have to be dealt with by most European peoples …

Our acknowledgment of Jewish nationality provides for a clear and sincere relationship to the German people and its national and racial realities. Precisely because we do not wish to falsify these fundamentals, because we, too, are against mixed marriage and are for maintaining the purity of the Jewish group and reject any trespasses in the cultural domain, we — having been brought up in the German language and German culture — can show an interest in the works and values of German culture with admiration and internal sympathy …

For its practical aims, Zionism hopes to be able to win the collaboration of even a government fundamentally hostile to Jews, because in dealing with the Jewish question not sentimentalities are involved but a real problem whose solution interests all peoples and at the present moment especially the German people …

Boycott propaganda — such as is currently being carried on against Germany in many ways — is in essence un-Zionist, because Zionism wants not to do battle but to convince and to build …

We are not blind to the fact that a Jewish question exists and will continue to exist. From the abnormal situation of the Jews severe disadvantages result for them, but also scarcely tolerable conditions for other peoples.”

— Zionist Federation of Germany

Memo of June 21, 1933, in: L. Dawidowicz, A Holocaust Reader (New York: Behrman, 1976), pp. 150-155, and (in part) in: Francis R. Nicosia, The Third Reich and the Palestine Question (Austin: Univ. of Texas, 1985), p. 42.; On Zionism in Germany before Hitler’s assumption of power, see: Donald L. Niewyk, The Jews in Weimar Germany (Baton Rouge: 1980), pp. 94-95, 126-131, 140-143.; F. Nicosia, Third Reich (Austin: 1985), pp. 1-15.

 
1933

When it became known that Hitler was demanding formal declarations from Jewish leaders against the anti-Nazi boycott, “Berlin Zionists sent an urgent telegram to the Zionist Organization in London asking for such a proclamation. The cable reached Rosenbluth, Lichteim and Tietz [the Zionist Jews Goering had sent to London] about midnight on March 30.”. Prodded by Chaim Weizmann, these people succeeded in getting Lord Reading — a prominent Jew who had been making much noise against Germany in the House of Commons — and Lord Herbert Samuel, also Jewish, to make a joint declaration saying that “we deprecate exaggerated reports of occurrences [in Germany] or any attempts to boycott German goods.” Following this the British Foreign Minister John Simon gave the German ambassador a letter supporting that declaration.”

http://www.hirhome.com/israel/leaders0.htm#_ftn140

 
1933 (-1939)

“Ha’avara was by no means decisive, it was crucial to Zionism. Some 60 per cent of all capital invested in Palestine between August 1933 and September 1939 was channelled through the agreement with the Nazis.”
— David Rosenthal, ‘Chaim Arlosoroff 40 Years Later’, Jewish Frontier (August 1974), p. 23
Contd….
The total amount transferred from Germany to Palestine through the Ha’avara between August 1933 and the end of 1939 was 8.1 million pounds or 139.57 million German marks (then equivalent to more than $40 million).

Former officials of the Ha’avara company in Palestine confirmed this view in a detailed study of the Transfer Agreement published in 1972: “The economic activity made possible by the influx German capital and the Haavara transfers to the private and public sectors were of greatest importance for the country’s development.
W. Feilchenfeld, et al., Haavara-Transfer, p. 75.; “Haavara,” Encyclopaedia Judaica, (1971), Vol. 7, p. 1013.
Contd…
“There existed in those first years a mutually highly satisfactory agreement between the Nazi authorities and the Jewish Agency for Palestine – a ‘Ha’avarah’, or Transfer Agreement, which provided that an emigrant to Palestine could transfer his money there in German goods and exchange them for pounds upon arrival.
It was soon the only legal way for a Jew to take his money with him (the alternative then being the establishment of a blocked account, which could be liquidated abroad only at a loss of between fifty and ninety-five percent). The result was that in the thirties, when American Jewry took great pains to organize a boycott of German merchandise, Palestine, of all places, was swamped with all kinds of ‘goods made in Germany’.

— Eichmann in Jerusalem, Dr. Hannah Arendt

 
1933

“May we therefore be permitted to present our views, which, in our opinion, make possible a solution in keeping with the principles of the new German State of National Awakening…. because we, too, are against mixed marriage and are for maintaining the purity of the Jewish group..

For its practical aims, Zionism hopes to be able to win the collaboration even of a government fundamentally hostile to Jews…. Boycott propaganda – such as is currently being carried on against Germany in many ways – is in essence un-Zionist, because Zionism wants not to do battle but to convince and to build.”
Zionistische Vereinigung fur Deutschland, the German Zionist Federation.
Source: Lucy Dawidowicz (ed.), A Holocaust Reader, pp. 150-5.
Contd…
The WZO had done nothing to mobilize the Jews-or anyone else-in Germany or elsewhere, to try to block Hitler from coming to power. With his ascension to power the WZO saw an opportunity to utilize the Nazis’

Jew-hatred to build Zion. Hitler wanted the Jews out of Germany and the WZO wanted some of them, those with money or useful skills, to move to Palestine. Chaim Arlosoroff, the Laborite Political Secretary of the Jewish Agency (the WZO’s executive arm in Palestine), conceived of an elaborate scheme for a “liquidation bank,” to be operated in conjunction with Germany, Italy and Britain. It would gradually transfer German Jewish wealth to Palestine. He went to Berlin to negotiate with the Nazis, returning to Palestine on June 14, 1933.

Zionist-Revisionism: The Years of Fascism and Terror

LENNI BRENNER

 

Contd…

 
The centerpiece of German-Zionist cooperation during the Hitler era was the Transfer Agreement, a pact that enabled tens of thousands of German Jews to migrate to Palestine with their wealth. The Agreement, also known as the Haavara (Hebrew for “transfer”), was concluded in August 1933 following talks between German officials and Chaim Arlosoroff, Political Secretary of the Jewish Agency, the Palestine center of the World Zionist Organization. /32

Sources and links for more details found here: http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v13/v13n4p29_weber.html
Contd…
“The London Boycott Conference was torpedoed from Tel Aviv because the head of the Transfer in Palestine, in close contact with the consulate in Jerusalem, sent cables to London. Our main function here is to prevent, from Palestine, the unification of world Jewry on a basis hostile to Germany… It is advisable to damage the political and economic strength of Jewry by sowing dissension in its ranks.”
Dr. Fritz Reichert, the Gestapo’s agent in Palestine in a letter to his headquarters (Yisraeli, ‘The Third Reich and the Transfer Agreement’, p. 132)
Contd…

At first the WZO tried to defend itself against the charges of boycott-scabbing and outright collaboration by insisting that the Ha’avara transfers did not really break the boycott, since Germany did not receive foreign currency for its goods as they were all purchased inside the country for marks. However, Berlin soon demanded part payment for some of the commodities in foreign currency and soon, too, the WZO started soliciting new customers for Germany in Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq. Eventually the Zionists began exporting oranges to Belgium and Holland using Nazi ships.[(21)] By 1936 the WZO began to sell Hitler’s goods in Britain.[(22)]

http://www.vho.org/aaargh/engl/zad/zad6.html
Contd…

[They] may argue from now till Doomsday, but this is double bookkeeping of the most flagrant sort. That nobody should break the boycott but the Jews of Palestine! And nobody deal with Germany but the Zionist organisation!… It is my contention that the main purpose of the Transfer is not to rescue the Jews from Germany but to strengthen various institutions in Palestine… Palestine thus becomes the of ficial scab-agent against the boycott in the Near East… When the news of the Transfer Agreement first came out… Berl Locker said: ‘Not a single Zionist agency has the slightest connection with the Transfer’… From this I can conclude in only one vein: The Transfer Agreement is a blot on the Jews and on the world.[(47)]

— Baruch Charney Vladeck, the Chairman of the Jewish Labor Committee,

http://www.vho.org/aaargh/engl/zad/zad6.html

 
Contd…

While the WZO was busy saving the property, or, more properly, a piece of the property of the German Jewish bourgeoisie, the ‘£1,000 people’, thousands of Germans –including many Jews– were fighting in Spain, against Hitler’s own Condor Legion and Franco’s Fascist army. The Ha’avara certainly assisted the Nazis in that it demoralised Jews, some of whom were Zionists, by spreading the illusion that it was possible to come to some sort of modus vivendi with Hitler. It also demoralised non-Jews to know that a world-wide Jewish movement was prepared to come to terms with its enemy. Certainly the Ha’avara removed the million-strong Zionist movement from the front line of anti-Nazi resistance. The WZO did not resist Hitler, but sought to collaborate with him and, as can be seen in the proposals of Arlosoroff and Weizmann for a liquidation bank, only Nazi unwillingness to extend their linkage prevented the development of an even greater degree of co-operation.

— Lenni Brenner (http://www.vho.org/aaargh/engl/zad/zad6.html)

 

1933

“They frighten us with a scarecrow called ‘separation.’ But separation is the path taken by the national movements that are affiliated with the glorious names of Ataturk, Mussolini, Pilsudski, de Valera (?), Hitler.”
— Abba Achimeir, zionist ‘writer, journalist, historian’, 1933
http://www.haaretz.com/weekend/the-makings-of-history/words-that-can-t-be-retracted-1.425541

Contd…

“the ideals of Hitler which I like: ethnic homogeneity, the possibility of exchange of ethnic minorities; the transfers of ethnic groups for the sake of an international order which for me are a particularly valuable feature.”
(the diary of Yitzhak Tabenkin, zionist politician, one of the founders of the Kibbutz Movement, some date before 1971)
http://student.cs.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/php/db.php?qid=673
http://www.wrmea.org/1999-september/behind-the-myths-what-israeli-historians-say-about-1948-ethnic-cleansing.html

 
1934

“We want assimilation to be replaced by a new law: the declaration of belonging to the Jewish nation and Jewish race. A state built upon the principle of the purity of nation and race can only honored and respected by a Jew who declares his belonging to his own kind. Having so declared himself, he will never be capable of faulty loyalty towards a state. The state cannot want other Jews but such as declare themselves as belonging to their nation. It will not want Jewish flatterers and crawlers. It must demand of us faith and loyalty to our own interest. For only he who honors his own breed and his own blood can have an attitude of honor towards the national will of other nations.”
— Joachim Prinz, 1934
(former President of the American Jewish Congress and collaborator with the German SS in searching for the solution to the “Jewish problem”)
http://student.cs.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/php/db.php?qid=203

 

1934

“It was not just Stephen Wise and the leaders of the Committee and B’nai B’rith. Wealthy Jews in the United States were in general opposed to defending their European brethren. For example, Adolph Ochs, from an assimilated German Jewish family, and maried to Effie Wise, daughter of Rabbi Isaac Meyer Wise (important in American Reform Judaism), was the owner of the New York Times. Early on, “[he] had established a pattern of limiting discussion of the Nazi’s depredation of the Jews, [and] when, shortly after Hitler’s ascension to power, the paper was challenged to open its letter columns to the plight of Germany’s Jews, publisher Adolph Ochs refused. He explained that to do so would generate too much mail and would require, under Times rules, that he give equal space to the other side.” http://www.hirhome.com/israel/leaders0.htm#_ftn89a

 

1934

“Over a thousand [Jewish] workers were murdered when the Heimwehr shelled the famous Karl Marx housing project. The Zionists’ response to the massacre was quite clear. Robert Stricker, in a talk on the events before a party gathering, denounced the reports circulating abroad concerning persecution of Jews. He insisted this was false, saying that during those fateful days Austria had manifested a high level of culture rarely found elsewhere.[(6)] In fact the Dollfuss regime embarked on a policy of severe discrimination against the Jews, particularly in government employment, and many professionals were dismissed. However, the Zionist antagonism against the assimilationist socialist Jews made them the local and international apologists for the Christian Socials. In 1935 the government announced plans for segregating Jewish students in cases of ‘overcrowding’. While the assimilationist Jewish leaders naturally opposed the scheme as the first step towards total school segregation, Stricker welcomed the new ghetto schools.[(7)] That same year, when the Austrian Foreign Minister inveighed against ‘atrocity stories’ appearing in the world press…”

http://www.vho.org/aaargh/engl/zad/zad15.html

 

 

1934

The French newspaper in Bucharest, the “Moment,” which is regarded as one of the organs of the Roumanian Foreign Ministry, has published an interview with the Revisionist leader, Dr. von Weisl.

The Revisionist leader accused the Zionist leaders of Socialist sympathies, and he declared that, although opinions among the Revisionists varied, in general they sympathized with Fascism, and they were strong opponents of Socialism and Communism.

He, personally, was a supporter of Fascism, and he rejoiced at the victory of Fascist Italy in Abyssinia (Ethiopia) as a triumph of the White races against the Black. He also asserted the Revisionists wanted to bring to Palestine, within the next ten years, 900,000 Jews from Poland, 300,000 from Roumania and 300,000 from Germany.

Jabotinsky’s financial director, Wolfgang von Weisl. “Dr. von Weisl Believes in Fascism,” 6/12/34 World Jewry, a London Jewish establishment journal.

http://cosmos.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/articles/article0021456.html

 
1934

By the 1930s it became apparent, even to jabotinsky, that Britain would never consider giving Trans-Jordan to the Zionists and, despite his reserva- tions about Fascism as a system, he became increasingly oriented toward Italy. In November 1934, Mussolini set up a Betar squadron at his scubla marittima at Civitavecchia, where 134 cadets were trained by the notori- ous Blackshirts; in 1936, 11 Duce himself reviewed his Zionist wards.2

Zionist-Revisionism: The Years of Fascism and Terror

LENNI BRENNER

 

1934

SS officer Leopold von Mildenstein and Zionist Federation official Kurt Tuchler toured Palestine together for six months to assess Zionist development there. Based on his firsthand observations, von Mildenstein wrote a series of twelve illustrated articles for the important Berlin daily Der Angriff that appeared in late 1934 under the heading “A Nazi Travels to Palestine.” The series expressed great admiration for the pioneering spirit and achievements of the Jewish settlers. Zionist self-development, von Mildenstein wrote, had produced a new kind of Jew. He praised Zionism as a great benefit for both the Jewish people and the entire world. A Jewish homeland in Palestine, he wrote in his concluding article, “pointed the way to curing a centuries-long wound on the body of the world: the Jewish question.” Der Angriff issued a special medal, with a Swastika on one side and a Star of David on the other, to commemorate the joint SS-Zionist visit. A few months after the articles appeared, von Mildenstein was promoted to head the Jewish affairs department of the SS security service in order to support Zionist migration and development more effectively.

Jacob Boas, “A Nazi Travels to Palestine,” History Today (London), January 1980, pp. 33-38.

 

1935

The Nuremburg Laws

Paragraph 4 in “The Laws for the Protection of German Blood and German Honour”, part of the infamous Nazi Nuremberg Laws of 1935, states that 1. “Jews are forbidden to display the Reich and national flag or the [German] national colours. 2. On the other hand, they are permitted to display the Jewish colours. The exercise of this right is protected by the State.”
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Israel#Reference_in_the_Nuremberg_Laws
Contd…

“Hitlerism is Satan’s nationalism. The determination to rid the German national body of the Jewish element, however, led Hitlerism to discover its ‘kinship’ with Zionism, the Jewish nationalism of liberation. Therefore Zionism became the only other party legalized in the Reich, the Zionist flag the only other flag permitted to fly in Nazi-land. It was a painful distinction for Zionism to be singled out for favors and privileges by its Satanic counterpart.”

Source: “Baal is not God’, Congress Bulletin (24 January 1936), p. 2.

 
Contd…

Germany … is meeting the demands of the World Zionist Congress when it declares the Jews now living in Germany to be a national minority..Germany has given the Jewish minority the opportunity to live for itself, and is offering state protection for this separate life of the Jewish minority: Jewry’s process of growth into a nation will thereby be encouraged and a contribution will be made to the establishment of more tolerable relations between the two nations.”
— Zionist Jüdische Rundschau editorial (1935) a few days after the Reichstag adopted the so-called “Nuremberg laws” that prohibited marriages and sexual relations between Jews and Germans and, in effect, proclaimed the Jews an alien minority nationality.
Contd…

“One can understand that a Jewish newspaper which appears in Germany may not be in a position fully to support the demands of World Jewry with regard to the full restoration of Jewish rights. This, however, doesn’t justify any official organ to come out and practically agree to the anti-Jewish limitations which exist in Germany. This last is exactly what the Judische Rundschau (German zionist newspaper) has done.”
— Boris Smolar, chief European correspondent for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the Zionist wire service, 1935

 
1935

members of the Zionist organisations are, in view of their activities directed towards emigration to Palestine, not to be treated with the same strictness which is necessary towards the members of the German-Jewish organisations [assimilationists]”
— Bavarian Gestapo, 1935
Source: Kurt Grossmann, “Zionists and Non-Zionists under Nazi Rule in the 1930s,” Herzl Yearbook, vol. VI, p. 340

 

1935

“No matter what country he inhabits… is not of the tribal origins… Consequently the Jew’s attempt at complete identity with his country sounds spurious; his patriotism despite his vociferousness, hollow even to himself; and therefore his demand for complete equality with those who are of the essence of the nation naturally creates friction. This explains the intolerance of the Germans, Austrians, Poles and the increasing tide of antagonism in most European countries… It is presumptuous on the part of a Jew to demand that he be treated as lovingly as say a Teuton in a Teutonic country or a Pole in a Polish country. He must jealously guard his life and liberty, but he must candidly recognize that he does not ‘belong’. The liberal fiction of perfect equality is doomed because it was unnatural.”
— Ben Frommer, an American Revisionist zionist

 
1935

The recognition of Jewry as a racial community based on blood and not on religion leads the German government to guarantee without reservation the racial separateness of this community. The government finds itself in complete agreement with the great spiritual movement within Jewry, the so-called Zionism, with its recognition of the solidarity of Jewry around the world and its rejection of all assimilationist notions. On this basis, Germany undertakes measures that will surely play a significant role in the future in the handling of the Jewish problem around the world.
— official SS newspaper, Das Schwarze Korps, May 1935

 
Contd…

The Gestapo did everything in those days to promote emigration, particularly to Palestine. We often received their help when we required anything from other authorities regarding preparations for emigration.”
— former head of the Zionist Federation of Germany, Dr. Hans Friedenthal
Source: F. Nicosia, The Third Reich and the Palestine Question (1985), p. 57.

Contd…

After the Nazi seizure of power our racial laws did in fact curtail considerably the immediate influence of Jews. But… the question as he sees it is still: How can we win back our old position… We must separate Jewry into two categories… the Zionists and those who favor being assimilated. The Zionists adhere to a strict racial position and by emigrating to Palestine they are helping to build their own Jewish state.

Heydrich wished them a fond farewell: ‘The time cannot be far distant when Palestine will again be able to accept its sons who have been lost to it for over a thousand years. Our good wishes together with our official good will go with them.’

— Reinhardt Heydrich, SS General
Source: Hohne, Orders of the Death’s Head, P 333 and Karl Schleunes, The twisted Road to Auschwitz pp 1934

 
1936

‘Hitler will be forgotten in a few years, but he will have a beautiful monument in Palestine. You know’, and here the biographerhistorian seemed to assume the role of a patriarchal Jew – ‘the coming of the Nazis was rather a welcome thing. So many of our German Jews were hovering between two coasts; so many of them were riding the treacherous current between the Scylla of assimilation and the Charybdis of a nodding acquaintance with Jewish things. Thousands who seemed to be completely lost to Judaism were brought back to the fold by Hitler, and for that I am personally very grateful to him.

A recent Zionist convert, the then world-famous popular biographer Emil Ludwig (Meyer Steinglass, ‘Emil Ludwig before the Judge’, American Jewish Times, (April 1936), p. 35.)

 

1936

On June 9, 1936, Jabotinsky met with Beck and on September 11, with Prime Minister Felicjan Slawoy-Skladkowski. In October 1937, he returned to meet Marshall Edward Smygly-Rydz, the new strongman. He worked out what he was pleased to call an “alliance” with the anti-Semitic regime.

Jabotinsky, using the Polish press as his vehicle, called for the “evacuation” of 1.5 million Jews from eastern Europe, most of them from Poland.

Zionist-Revisionism: The Years of Fascism and Terror

LENNI BRENNER

 

1937

The accusation that the Haganah was supplying intelligence reports to Adolf Eichmann in 1937 may appear fantastic. But no, unlike the alleged Irgun proposals for an alliance with Germany, the documents confirming intelligence links between Feivel Polkes, commander of the Haganah, protector of the Jews, and Adolf Eichmann of the security service of the SS can be authenticated from German war records captured by American troops and kept at the National Archives in Washington.

The negotiations arose in connection with Zionist involvement in the brisk trade exporting Jews organized by Gestapo agents anxious to make Europe Judenrein.

[…]

Here Eichmann reports the approval Polkes expressed of German ‘radical’ policies leading to increased Jewish immigration to Palestine, and reports intelligence information received from Polkes concerning pro-Soviet Arab leaders (who were trying to prevent an Arab-Axis alliance) and concerning the location of an underground Communist radio station broadcasting to Germany. http://vho.org/aaargh/fran/livres6/BAZO.pdf
Contd..

“in Jewish nationalist circles people were very pleased with the radical German policy, since the strength of the Jewish population in Palestine would be so far increased thereby that in the foreseeable future the Jews could reckon upon numerical superiority over the Arabs in Palestine.”
— Feivel Polkes (leading Haganah figure) in conversation with Adolf Eichmann, 1937

 

1937

“The hopes of Europe’s […] Jews are centered on emigration. I was asked, ‘Can you bring six million Jews to Palestine? ‘I replied, ‘No’….From the depths of the tragedy I want to save two million young people…The old ones will pass. They will bear their fate or they will not. They were dust, economic and moral dust in a cruel world…Only the branch of the young shall survive…They have to accept it.”
(Chaim Weizmann reporting to the Zionist Congress in 1937 on his July testimony before the Peel Commission in London)
1937

Everyone in Germany knew that only the Zionists could responsibly represent the Jews in dealings with the Nazi government. We all felt sure that one day the government would arrange a round table conference with the Jews, at which –after the riots and atrocities of the revolution had passed– the new status of German Jewry could be considered. The government announced very solemnly that there was no country in the world which tried to solve the Jewish problem as seriously as did Germany. Solution of the Jewish question? It was our Zionist dream! We never denied the existence of the Jewish question! Dissimilation? It was our own appeal!… In a statement notable for its pride and dignity, we called for a conference.”

— Joachim Prinz 1937
Source: Young Zionist/London, November, 1937, page 18

Contd…

“A state which is constructed on the principle of the purity of nation and race can only have respect for those Jews who see themselves in the same way.”
— Joachim Prinz, Wir Juden

 
1938

[When, after Kristallnacht, the British, in the hope of easing the pressure for increased immigration into Palestine, proposed that thousands of children be admitted directly into Britain, Ben-Gurion was absolutely against the plan, telling a meeting of Labour Zionist leaders on 7 December 1938:]

“If I knew that it would be possible to save all the children in Germany by bringing them over to England, and only half of them by transporting them to Eretz Yisrael, then I would opt for the second alternative. For we must weigh not only the life of these children, but also the history of the People of Israel.”

— David Ben-Gurion, 7 December 1938
(David Grün, first Prime Minister of Israel, ATHEIST)

http://student.cs.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/php/db.php?qid=199

 
Contd….

“I would rather have my fellow Jews die in Germany…”

Said on the eve of the Nazi genocide by “Reform Rabbi Stephen Wise, the undisputed leader of organized American Jewry” , and “probably the most influential and well-respected American Jew of his generation”, in reply to British prime minister Neville Chamberlain’s suggestion that Jewish refugees from Hitler might settle in Tanganyika. http://www.hirhome.com/israel/leaders1.htm

 
1939

On behalf of the New Zionist Movement … I suggest that you ask Britain to turn over the Mandate for Palestine to you and make it in effect a Polish colony. You could then move all your unwanted Polish Jews into Palestine. This would bring great relief to your country, and you would have a rich and growing colony to aid your economy.44

Robert Briscoe, then a member of the Irish parliament (later famous as the Jewish Lord Mayor of Dublin) to Polish government.

Contd…

The Poles did not bother to ask London for the Mandate; they did better. In the Spring of 1939, they set up a guerrilla training school for their Revisionist clients at Zakopane in the Tatra Mountains. Twenty-five Irgunists were brought from Palestine and taught the finer points of sabotage and insurrection by the Polish Army, which reportedly also provided weapons for 10,000 men for a proposed invasion of Palestine in April 1940.

Zionist-Revisionism: The Years of Fascism and Terror

LENNI BRENNER

Contd..

“With this last meeting Mussolini became lionised by Zionism. Sokolow (Chairman of Zionist Executive and leader of WZO) not only praised the Italian as a human being but announced his firm belief that Fascism was immune from anti-Semitic preconceptions. He went even further: in the past there might have been uncertainty about the true nature of Fascism, but now, ‘we begin to understand its true nature … true Jews have never fought against you’.

These words, tantamount to a Zionist endorsement of the Fascist regime, were echoed in Jewish periodicals all over the world. In this period, which saw a new legal relationship established between the Jewish community and the Fascist state, expressions of loyalty and affection for Fascism poured out of the Jewish centers of Italy.”

—Michael Ledeen, a specialist on Fascism and the Jewish question

 
1939 (Sweden)

 

“In 1939, with the intensification of persecution against German Jewry, the Swedish Parliament passed a law which permitted entry to tens of thousands of German Jews….Dr. Ehrenpreisz, the “Chief Rabbi” of Sweden (since 1914), together with the leader of the Jewish community in Stockholm, turned to the Swedish government with the request that it not carry out the aforementioned decision of Parliament…the Swedish government voided its plan to carry out its own Parliament’s law.”

http://israelversusjudaism.org/holocaust/chapter-9.cfm

 
1939-1941

“I learned that the Jewish Agency and Joint Distribution Committee representatives in Switzerland, Moshe Shwalb and Saly Mayer, did not give out information to the press about the mass killings. They failed to give the press the news I sent from Budapest. I sent cables also to the Istanbul Rescue Committee (of the Jewish Agency). They were also kept secret from the press. I informed them almost daily by cables about the pace of the extermination. My cables were never published anywhere.”(Perfidy, Ben Hecht, p.91).

Contd…

Tamir: Is it true that the Joint Distribution Committee and the Jewish Agency did suppress the news of the extermination in the United States up to and through 1941?

“Professor Aktzin (dean of the Law Faculty of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem): The Zionists, Jewish Agency and Joint Distribution Committee did refrain from publicizing in the American press the massacre of Jews.”

— Court records, Rudolf Kastner, head of a Hungarian branch of the so-called Jewish Agency Rescue Committee during World War II

 

1939-1945

“Zionist leaders have little cause for pride in their actions during the Second World War – Zionist financiers withheld funds, while the JDC refused to help save Europe’s wretched Jewry, instead prioritizing the needs of the Yishuv.”
“They will not forget how Ben Gurion described them as “lambs to the slaughter” and “human dust”.
http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/2.209/israel-has-no-right-to-be-called-heir-to-holocaust-victims-1.284535
Contd…
How are we to explain the fact, that the leaders of the Jewish Agency and the chiefs of the Zionist movement in Palestine kept silent? Why didn’t they raise their voices? Why didn’t they shout about it over the whole wide world? Why didn’t they appeal in broadcasts of their ‘secret’ Haganah radio station to Jews in ghettos, camps and villages to flee to the woods, to mutiny and fight, to try to save themselves? By silence they collaborated with the German to no less extent than the scoundrels who provided the Germans with the death lists. History will yet pronounce its verdict against them. Was not the very existence of the Jewish Agency a help for the Nazis? When history tries the so-called Judenrat and the Jewish police, she will also condemn the leaders of the Agency and the leaders of the Zionist movement” (Herut, 25 May 1964, Cited in Bolshakov, op.cit., p.40)

 

 

1939-1945 (Judenrat)

JUDENRAT

The Jüdische Ordnungsdienst, as the Jewish police in the ghettos were called, furnished thousands of men for seizure operations. In the Warsaw ghetto alone the Jewish police numbered approximately 2500; in Lodz they were about 1200 men strong; the Lvov ghetto had an Ordnungsdienst of 500 men; and so on.
(Raul Hilberg, The Destruction of the European Jews, Quadrangle Books, Chicago, 1961, p. 310)

Contd…
The Satanic plan of the Nazis assured that the personal fate of each Jew – whether for life or death – be exclusively left up to the decisions of the “councils of elders” [Judenrat]. The Nazis, from time to time, decided upon a general quota for the work of the camps and for extermination, but the individual selection was left up to the “council of elders”, with the enforcement of kidnappings and arrests also placed in the hands of the Jewish police (kapos). By this shrewd method, the Nazis were highly successful in accomplishing mass murder and poisoning the atmosphere of the ghetto through moral degeneration and corruption.
(Reb Moshe Shonfeld, The Holocaust Victims Accuse: Documents and Testimony on Jewish War Criminals, Neturei Karta of U.S.A., Brooklyn, 1977, pp. 119-120, emphasis added)

Contd…

**Nevertheless, the fact that some two thirds of the hated Jewish Councils (Judenrat) were Zionists, tells us something about Zionism, remembering that Zionists were only a small minority of European Jewry. **
— from ‘Judenrat’ by Isiah Trunk,94 a 660 page well footnoted scholarly apologia for the behavior of these collaborators
1939-1945 (Poland)

Contd…

“It is absolutely correct to say that only the Bund waged an organised fight against the anti-Semites. We did not consider that we had to fight in Poland. We believed the way to ease the situation was to take the Jews out of Poland. We had no spirit of animosity.” [37]
– Shmuel Merlin, NZO’s Secretary-General (interview with Lenni Brenner, 16 September 1980)
http://www.vho.org/aaargh/engl/zad/zad20.html

Contd…

“there was no special persecution against Zionists in general or Revisionists in particular in Warsaw or anywhere else. On the contrary, even as late as 1941, after the invasion of the Soviet Union, the Germans appointed Josef Glazman, the head of the Lithuanian Betar, as the inspector of the Jewish police in the Vilna ghetto.”
http://www.vho.org/aaargh/engl/zad/zad21.html

Lodz

“Romkowsky (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaim_Rumkowski), serving for decades as the chairman of the Zionists in Lodz, had himself crowned, under Nazi sponsorship, “king of the ghetto.” He treated his “constituents” with the ruthlessness of a maniacal tyrant, augmenting Nazi decrees with his own, organizing with methodical precision and without pity all death transports..Romkowsky’s egomania led him to print stamps with his own image.”
http://israelversusjudaism.org/holocaust/chapter-2.cfm
Contd…

“The letters you have gathered from the Polish refugees are exaggerated tales”

— Sali Mayer, leader of the Joint Distribution Committee in Switzerland.
Contd…
During the massive deportation of some 265,000 Jews from the Warsaw ghetto in the summer of 1942, “Jewish police delivered 7,000 victims for transport to Treblinka [on July 25] and from then on delivered them at a minimum daily rate of 10,000. The average Jewish policeman in the Warsaw ghetto sent two thousand Jews to their death, in order to save his own life.” See Iwo Cyprian Pogonowski, Jews in Poland: A Documentary History (New York: Hippocrene, 1993; Revised edition–1998), 115. The Jewish police, whose numbers had swollen from 1,600 in December 1941 to nearly 2,200, made itself notorious by its cooperation with the Germans in rounding up Jews. Emanuel Ringelblum wrote (in December 1942): “The Jewish police had a bad reputation even before the deportation. Unlike the Polish police, which did not take part in the abduction for the labour camps [from spring 1941], the Jewish police did engage in this dirty work. The police were also notorious for their shocking corruption and demoralization.” See Abraham Lewin, A Cup of Tears: A Diary of the Warsaw Ghetto (Oxford and New York: Basil Black in association with the Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies, Oxford, 1988), 17, 19.

8 Yehuda Bauer has recently acknowledged that in the larger ghettos, it was the Judenräte who provided the Germans with lists and cooperated in the handing over of victims. According to that historian, the Jewish police played a “major role” in the deportation of the Warsaw Jews to Treblinka in the summer of 1942, with similar roles being played by the Jewish police forces in Łódź, Kraków, and elsewhere. See Yehuda Bauer, Rethinking the Holocaust (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2001), 143–44, 154. The ghetto in Grodno followed a typical pattern: “The Judenrat was compelled to prepare lists of names, transfer Jews from one ghetto to another, and declare that the deportees were, supposedly, being sent to places of work. … Very severe criticism of the Jewish police was lodged by the survivors of the Grodno ghetto for their attempt to save themselves by fulfilling their duties in a most meticulous manner. Only a few policemen refrained from collaborating with the Germans … even during the February [1942] Aktion some policemen uncovered hiding places and turned in Jews to the Germans.” See Shmuel Spector, ed., Lost Jewish Worlds: The Communities of Grodno, Lida, Olkieniki, Vishay (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 1996), 161–62.

https://web.archive.org/web/20111003095033/http://www.glaukopis.pl/pdf/czytelnia/PatternsOfCooperationCollaborationAndBetrayal.pdf

 

1939-1945 (Slovakia)

Why didn’t they (zionists) try, from their place of freedom, to break through to us and send us a secret messenger? This question becomes greater when we see that the governments of Czechoslovakia and Poland, which were in free lands, sent secret messengers daily to their loyal people in the occupied countries. And therefore our amazement grows. Why don’t the great organizers of Jewry use these messengers if they have no other way? And during all of the years since we developed this method, those in the free countries did not once attempt to send messengers to us – rather, WE had to send them and to pay for them. How many did we send them only for the to return empty-handed – because those over there did not have time to answer?”

— Rabbi Michael Dov Weissmandel, organizer of rescue activities in Slovakia

(Quoted in ‘The Holocaust Victims Accuse’ by Rabbi Moshe Shonfeld)

 

1939-1945 (Hungary)

Rudolf Kastner, head of a Hungarian branch of the so-called Jewish Agency Rescue Committee during World War II and later a spokesman for the Ministry of Trade and Industry in the new Israeli state.

In a trial that rocked Israel to its foundations, Kastner, one of the inner circle of the Zionist elite around Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion during the 1943-53 decade, was revealed to have been the main Zionist agent of the Nazi exterminators of Hungary’s Jews. Kastner, an Israeli court was shown, systematically deluded the leadership of Hungary’s 800,000 Jews into believing that the Nazis were interested merely in mass relocation of the Jews, not mass murder. In return for this genocidal deception, Kastner was allowed to handpick a small Zionist elite of 388 Jews, mostly from his own family, to flee to Palestine. http://henrymakow.com/perfidy_the_story_the_zionists.html#sthash.nVgIw2IZ.dpuf

Contd..

“This Dr. Kastner was a young man about my age, an ice-cold lawyer and a fanatical Zionist. He agreed to help keep the Jews from resisting deportation — and even keep order in the collection camps — if I would close my eyes and let a few hundred or a few thousand young Jews emigrate illegally to Palestine. It was a good bargain. For keeping order in the camps, the price … was not too high for me…. — ‘Eichmann Confessions’ published in Life magazine, 28 November and 5 December, 1960

Contd…

“Dr. Kastner’s main concern was to make it possible for a select group of Hungarian Jews to emigrate to Israel….

As a matter of fact, there was a very strong similarity between our attitudes in the S.S. and the viewpoint of these immensely idealistic Zionist leaders…. I believe that Kastner would have sacrificed a thousand or a hundred thousand of his blood to achieve his political goal…. “You can have the others,” he would say, “but let me have this group here.” And because Kastner rendered us a great service by helping to keep the deportation camps peaceful, I would let his group escape. After all, I was not concerned with small groups of a thousand or so Jews…. That was the “gentleman’s agreement” I had with Kastner.” — ‘Eichmann Confessions’ published in Life magazine, 28 November and 5 December, 1960

Contd…

Zionist “supreme court” virtually excused Kasner’s activities:

Let us read from the majority Judgment of Supreme Court Judge Shlomo Chesin:

“..What point was there in telling the people boarding the trains in Kluj, people struck by fate and persecuted, as to what awaits them at the end of their Journey…Kastner spoke in detail of the situation, saying, ‘The Hungarian Jew was a branch which long ago dried up on the tree.’ This vivid description coincides with the testimony of another witness about the Hungarian Jews, ‘This was a big Jewish community in Hungary, without any ideological Jewish backbone.’ (Moshe Shweiger, a Kastner aide in Budapest, protocol 465)”

In other words, the Court approved of Kastner’s contempt for the Hungarian Jews and could not allow him to be condemned for doing exactly what many other Zionist leaders and half-leaders did – concealing their knowledge of the Nazi extermination plans so that Jews would board the trains to Auschwitz peacefully while their Zionist ‘leaders’ boarded a different train for Palestine. http://vho.org/aaargh/fran/livres6/BAZO.pdf

1940

MONTOR, HENRY (1905–1982), U.S. organization executive and Zionist

“Although Montor was an ardent Zionist, the prevailing Zionist aim at the time was for “selective” immigration to build a Jewish state, not the rescue of Jewish refugees. Therefore in 1940 Montor, as executive vice president of the United Jewish Appeal, refused to intervene for a shipload of Jewish refugees stranded on the Danube. He wrote a letter to a rabbi in Maryland stating that “Palestine cannot be flooded with … old people or with undesirables.” He circulated thousands of copies of the letter, which asked Jews not to support illegal immigration to Palestine.”
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judaica/ejud_0002_0014_0_14152.html

 
1940-1941

“The establishment of the historical Jewish state on a national and totalitarian basis, and bound by a treaty with the German Reich, would be in the interest of a maintained and strengthened future German position of power in the Near East.
Proceeding from these considerations, the NMO in Palestine, under the condition the above-mentioned national aspirations of the Israeli freedom movement are recognized on the side of the German Reich, offers to actively take part in the war on Germany’s side.”

— The “Proposal of the National Military Organization (Irgun Zvai Leumi) Concerning the Solution of the Jewish Question in Europe and the Participation of the NMO in the War on the side of Germany” was found post-war in Germany’s Turkish embassy.

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/02/24/zionism-in-the-age-of-the-dictators/

 
1940

“Jews fleeing Europe in 1940 were refused entry in to Palestine by the Jewish Agency because a large number were elderly and children. The passengers were transferred to Mauritius.

“The Jewish Agency…..decided to use the lives of the immigrants for a gamble with a drastic, dramatic act aimed at achieving political goals. Haganah activists took an enormous explosive charge into the ship despite the danger to the lives of the 1,783 people. The ship blew up. The British did all they could to save the passengers, but the number of victims nonetheless reached 257. The following day the Jewish Agency declared that the act was carried out by the passengers themselves in protest.” (Christopher Sykes, p. 269)

 
Contd…

The Patria never sailed. Jewish ‘terrorists’ placed a bomb to prevent its departure. The bomb exploded and more than two hundred Jews were killed or drowned. The British authorities noted the fact that this was not an Irgun Zvai Leumi operation; it was the Haganah which had placed the bomb.
— Menachem Begin (1913-92) writes about the sinking of the Patria in his book, The Revolt

 
1941 (Lithuania)

“Gens (a Revisionist zionist) established the Ghetto police force, and made it into an orderly and disciplined body, and the Germans used this force to assist in the Aktionen that took place in the Ghetto from September to December 1941, in which tens of thousands of Jews were murdered. Gens and his police force had participated in the deportation of Jews to Ponary.”

http://www.holocaustresearchproject.org/ghettos/gens.html

 

Contd…
The fate of the Vilna Ghetto was sealed. The day before the final annihilation arrived, Kovner betrays the constitution of his underground organization. The 22nd paragraph of the constitution states, “We will go to the forest only as a result of battle, after we have accomplished our goal. We will take with us the largest number of Jews possible and we will clear a path to the forest, from whence we will continue our battle against the murderous conquerors.”

“In reality, Kovner promises exit to 50 of his friends from the organization (Hashomer Hatzair – zionist youth movement) exclusively. In spite of all the precautions, it became known in the ghetto that the fighters are gathering to leave. Tens of young, healthy, strong people gather in the courtyard and plead before Kovner that he permit them to join those leaving, but Kovner hardens his heart, threatens them with his revolver and chases them away. The opening of the sewer is guarded carefully by Kovner’s own man so that no ‘illegals’ should sneak through.”
— Chaim Lazar (Lithuanian Jewish writer), “Destruction and Rebellion”

 

1940

“we received a call from the American Government, from the State Department, and they brought to our attention that sending parcels to the Jews in Poland was not in the interests of the Allies… The first one to tell us to stop immediately was Dr Stephen Wise… He said: ‘We must stop for the good of England.'”
— Aryeh Tartakower, in charge of aid work for the World Jewish Congress in America in 1940

 
1942

On December 17th, 1942, both houses of the British Parliament declared their readiness to find temporary refuge for endangered persons. The British Parliament proposed to evacuate 500,000 Jews from Europe, and resettle them in British colonies, as a part of diplomatic negotiations with Germany. Within two weeks this motion received a total of 277 Parliamentary signatures. On January 27th, when the next steps were being pursued by over 100 M.P.s and Lords, a spokesman for the Zionists announced that the Jews would oppose the motion because Palestine was omitted.

(Wall Street Journal, December 2nd, 1976)

1942

“I have had cables and underground advices for some months, telling of these things. I succeed, together with the heads of other Jewish organisations, in keeping them out of the press.”
— Dr Stephen Wise message to Roosevelt, 1942, telling of how alleged pogroms of European Jews had been kept under wraps (for three months)

 
1943

“There have even appeared some Zionists in our midst who have become reconciled to the thought that it is impossible to stay the hand of the murderer and therefore, they say, it is necessary ‘to utilize this opportunity’ to emphasise to the world the tragedy of Jewish homelessness and to strengthen the demand for a Jewish National Home in Palestine. (A Home for whom? For the millions of dead in their temporary cemeteries in Europe?)”
— Labour Zionist, Chaim Greenberg, 1943

 
1943

In January, 1943, the leadership of the absorption and enlisting fund decided to bar all appeals on behalf of rescuing Jews. It is explicitly stated in the “Sefer Hamagbis” (Book of Appeals) that the reasons for this prohibition were because of other obligations in Eretz Yisroel. http://israelversusjudaism.org/holocaust/chapter-2.cfm

 
1943

On Feb. 16, 1943, Romania offered 70,000 Jewish refugees of the Trans-Dniestria region to leave at the cost of $50 each. This was publicized in the New York papers. Yitzchak Greenbaum, Chairman of the Rescue Committee of the Jewish Agency addressed the Zionist Executive Council on February 18th, 1943 in Tel Aviv saying, “When they asked me, ‘Couldn’t you give money out of the United Jewish Appeal funds for the rescue of Jews in Europe?,’ I said NO!, and I say again, NO! …One should resist this wave which pushes the Zionist activities to secondary importance.” On February 24th, 1943, Stephen Wise, President of the American Jewish Congress and leader of the American Zionists issued a public refusal to this offer and declared no collection of funds would seem justified. In 1944, the Emergency Committee to Save the Jewish People called upon the American government to establish a War Refugee Board. Stephen Wise, testifying before a special committee of Congress, successfully objected to this proposal.

(Wall Street Journal, December 2nd, 1976)

Contd…

YITZHAK GREENBAUM, chairperson of the Jewish Agency’s Rescue Committee during WWII (collaboration and betrayal)

Greenbaum was Rudolf Kasztner’s immediate superior in the Jewish Agency, as head of the Rescue Committee for European Jewry.

Gruenbaum’s response to the plea of Rabbi Yitzhak Itshe Meir Levin, a leader of the Ultra-orthodox Agudat Yisrael who stated, “Take the Jewish National Fund money…won’t you halt the work in Palestine during such a period, when they are murdering, slaughtering Jews by the hundreds of thousands, even millions? Don’t establish new settlements, take the money for those needs.” Greenbaum responded: “. . . . Let them say that I am anti-Semitic….Let them say what they want. I will not demand that the Jewish Agency allocate of a sum of 300,000 or 100,000 pounds sterling to help European Jewry. And I think that whoever demands such things is performing an anti-Zionist act.”

(January 18, 1943, Yitzhak Gruenbaum and Others at the Zionist Executive Committee; Gruenbaum, Days of Destruction, p.68)

Contd…

“For the rescue of the Jews in the Diaspora, we should consolidate our excess strength and the surplus of powers that we have. When they come to us with two plans – the rescue of the masses of Jews in Europe or the redemption of the land – I vote, without a second thought, for the redemption of the land. The more said about the slaughter of our people, the greater the minimization of our efforts to strengthen and promote the Hebraization of the land. If there would be a possibility today of buying packages of food with the money of the ‘Keren Hayesod’ [United Jewish Appeal] to send it through Lisbon, would we do such a thing? No! And once again No!’ — Yitzhak Greenbaum (In a speech on the subject of The Diaspora and the Redemption in Tel Aviv on Feb. 18, 1943)

Contd..

In his speech at Sokolov House on Jan. 1,1964, Yitzchak Greenbaum explained why the leaders of the yishuv hid the story of the holocaust from the public:

“Whoever is building the homeland and is battling for the very existence of the homeland is excused from knowing; for he has another, greater obligation.”

http://israelversusjudaism.org/holocaust/chapter-6.cfm

 
Contd…

K. Tzetnik, famous chronicler of tales of the holocaust, who fainted and became critically ill after he began testifying at the Eichmann trial, offers corroborating evidence in his book about Auschwitz, “Call Him Feifel”. There he depicts the figure of Eliezer Greenbaum, son of Yitzchak Greenbaum, who, thanks to his tactics of acting as informant and displaying cruelty — to an extent which amazed even the Germans — was elevated to the rank of the bloc commander.”

“A percentage of Jewry would still be alive had the father of the Nazi lackey been a small merchant, a shoemaker or a shammos in a shule. Who knows how many Jews would have been alive today had the Zionist leader Fruchtenbaum (Greenbaum) been childless?”

“his name is memorialized in the “G’veelay Aish” (‘Parchment of Fire”) book that commemorates the fallen of the Zionist War of 1948.”

[At Auschwitz, Eliezer had served as a Kapo, and several survivors accused him of treating prisoners with great cruelty. Two of them identified him on a street in Paris and attacked him, and he was put on trial. He had already been tried by Communist comrades in Poland at that point. The Poles convicted him; the French decided they didn’t have the authority to try him and released him.
http://cosmos.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/php/art.php?aid=118495 ]

Contd…

Greenbaum, whose son was an exceptionally notorious Kapo at Auschwitz, was not just some insignificant Zionist functionary shooting his mouth off. He was Kastner’s immediate superior in the Jewish Agency, as head of the Rescue Committee for European Jewry, and he became a cabinet Minister in Israel’s first Government.
Greenbaum’s policy was the Zionist movement’s policy (39) Kastner was only carrying out an agreed policy.

This policy was summed up in the slogan ‘one goat in Eretz Israel is worth an entire community in the diaspora.’ ”

— Perfidy, Ben Hecht

 
1944-1945

“Since we have the opportunity of this courier, we are writing to the group that they must always remember that matter which is the most important, which is the main issue that must always be before our eyes. After all, the allies will be victorious. After the victory, they will once again divide up the world between the nations as they did at the end of first war. Then they opened the way for us for the first step and now, as the war ends, we must do everything so that Eretz Yisroel should become a Jewish state. Important steps have already been taken in this matter. As to the cry that comes from your country, we must be aware that all the nations of the Allies are spilling much blood and if we do not bring sacrifices, with what will we achieve the right to sit at the table when they make the distribution of nations and territories after the war? And so it would be foolish and impertinent on our side to ask the nations whose blood is being spilled in order to protect our own blood. Because ‘rak b’dam tihyu lanu haaretz’ [‘only through blood will the land be ours’]. As to yourselves – members of the group – you will get out, and for this purpose we are providing you with funds by this courier.”
— a letter from Nathan Schwalb, representative of the Jewish Agency in Switzerland, to Weissmandl’s ill-fated Rescue Committee for Czech Jewry

Contd…

“Here Mr. Schwalb expressed the complete Zionist ideology and stated clearly and openly the politics of the Zionist leaders in the area of rescue: The shedding of Jewish blood in the Diaspora is necessary in order for us to demand the establishment of a ‘Jewish’ state before a peace commission. Money will be sent to save a group of ‘chalutzim’ [pioneers], while the remainder of Czech Jewry must resign itself to annihilation in the Auschwitz crematoria.” — Rabbi Shonfeld
1947

In 1947, Congressman William Stration sponsored a bill to immediately grant entry to the United States of 400,000 displaced persons. After being publicly denounced by the Zionist leadership the bill was not passed.
(Wall Street Journal, December 2nd, 1976)

Contd…
“I wish I thought that it were possible for this measure to be passed without repercussions upon the Jewish community in this country. I have every reason to believe, unfortunately, that any effort that is made at this time to waive the immigration laws, however humanitarian the purpose, will result in serious accentuation of what we know to be a rising wave of anti-Semitic feelings in the country… It may interest you to know that some weeks ago the representatives of all the leading Jewish organisations met in conference to discuss the President’s proposal and other proposals which have been made to waive the immigration barrier. It was the consensus of opinion that such bills at this moment in the light of present unemployment in this country and in the light of the inspired propaganda directed against the Jewish people, and circulated throughout the country, would be injurious to the purposes which all of us would like to serve. For that reason it was decided that no Jewish organisation would at this time, sponsor a bill which would in any way alter the present immigration laws.”
— Rabbi Wise
Margaliot, ‘Problem of the Rescue of German Jewry’, p. 253
1948

Among the most disturbing political phenomena of our times is the emergence in the newly created state of Israel of the “Freedom Party” (Tnuat Haherut), a political party closely akin in its organization, methods, political philosophy and social appeal to the Nazi and Fascist parties. It was formed out of the membership and following of the former Irgun Zvai Leumi, a terrorist, right-wing, chauvinist organization in Palestine.

The current visit of Menachem Begin, leader of this party, to the United States is obviously calculated to give the impression of American support for his party in the coming Israeli elections, and to cement political ties with conservative Zionist elements in the United States.
Several Americans of national repute have lent their names to welcome his visit. It is inconceivable that those who oppose fascism throughout the world, if correctly informed as to Mr. Begin’s political record and perspectives, could add their names and support to the movement he represents.”

“Within the Jewish community they have preached an admixture of ultranationalism, religious mysticism, and racial superiority. Like other Fascist parties they have been used to break strikes, and have themselves pressed for the destruction of free trade unions. In their stead they have proposed corporate unions on the Italian Fascist model.”
[Letter to the New York Times from Jewish intellectuals including Albert Einstein, Hannah Arendt, and Sidney Hook that appeared on December 4, 1948.]
http://users.physics.harvard.edu/~wilson/NYTimes1948.html

1949
There are countries—and I was referring to North Africa— from which not all Jews need to emigrate. It is not so much of quantity as of quality. Our role in Israel is a pioneering one, and we need people with certain strength of fiber. We are very anxious to bring the Jews of Morocco over and we are doing all we can to achieve this. But we cannot count on the Jews of Morocco alone to build the country, because they have not been educated for this. We don’t know what may yet happen to us, what military and political defeats we may yet have to face. So we need people who will remain steadfast in any hardship and who have a high degree of resistance. For the purpose of building up our country, I would say that the Jews of Eastern Europe are the salt of the earth. . . . ” — Moshe Sharett, former Israeli Priminister (1949, The First Israelis, p. 173)

1952 (Moroccan Jews)

….and professor Shiba believed in the genetic supremacy of Ashkanazi Jews so he ran the programme of mass radiation of North African Jewish children.

“The film made it perfectly plain that this operation was no accident. The dangers of x-rays had been known for over forty years. We read the official guidelines for x-ray treatment in 1952.

The maximum dose to be given a child in Israel was .5 rad. There was no mistake made. The children were deliberately poisoned. David Deri, makes the point that only Sephardi children received the x-rays.

the American government paid the Israeli government 300,000 Israeli liras a year. The entire Health budget was 60,000 liras. The money paid by the Americans is equivalent to billions of dollars today.

“100,000 Jewish (and Palestinian) Arab children were irradiated in order to treat the condition. While medical protocol of the day directed that no technician receive a dose higher than .5 Roentgen, those treated could received a higher dose. A lethal dose was considered 200 Roentgen (R). The children treated received individual doses of 350R. Sometimes they received two doses (for a total of 600R). 6,000 of the victims died within the first year or so after treatment. To this day, many of the remaining victims suffer cancers, epilepsy, infertility and other brain disorders. Even their children have been impacted through genetic abnormalities passed on from one generation to the next.”

There is one further claim the film makes that brings it all back home to the U.S. The X-ray treatments provided by Israel were extremely expensive. The final cost was in the range of 400-million Israeli pounds, which at the time were equivalent to British pounds. That would put the cost at least $800-million and possibly even higher (in 1952 dollars). That means the project cost far more than the entire national budget. Israel obviously couldn’t afford such a massive expenditure. The filmmakers offer one possible explanation: that the U.S. government, which had just bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki, needed an outlet to do radiation testing. We couldn’t or wouldn’t do such experiments here because American medical standards would not permit it. So American officials “farmed” the operation out to Dr. Sheba and the Israelis, who had no such ethical problems with it.
http://www.richardsilverstein.com/2014/10/12/the-ringworm-scandal-when-israeli-doctors-killed-tens-of-thousands-of-arab-children/

 
1952

“In 1952 Israel signed a reparations agreement with West Germany. Not one of the negotiators was a Holocaust survivor. None had the authority to negotiate on survivors’ behalf. But protests came to nothing. The deal was simple: Money for the state and its economic partners in return for absolution at the expense of survivors and their heirs – who according to Israeli law were now forbidden from suing Germany.”
http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/2.209/israel-has-no-right-to-be-called-heir-to-holocaust-victims-1.284535

1952

“Israel’s second largest bank will be forced to defend itself in court in the coming weeks over claims it is withholding tens of millions of dollars in “lost” accounts belonging to Jews who died in the Nazi death camps.
Bank Leumi has denied it holds any such funds despite a parliamentary committee revealing in 2004 that the bank owes at least $75 million to the families of several thousand Holocaust victims.

Analysts said the bank’s role is only the tip of an iceberg in which Israeli companies and state bodies could be found to have withheld billions of dollars invested by Holocaust victims in the country — dwarfing the high-profile reparations payouts from such European countries as Switzerland.”

http://www.counterpunch.org/2009/06/25/israeli-firms-accused-of-profiting-off-holocaust/

1950s and 1960s

Yali Hashash, a researcher at Haifa University, said attempts to restrict Ethiopian women’s fertility echoed practices used against Jewish women who immigrated to Israel from such Arab countries as Iraq, Yemen and Morocco in the state’s early years, in the 1950s and 1960s. Many, she said, had been encouraged to fit IUDs when the device was still experimental because Israel’s leading gynecologists regarded Arab Jews as “primitive” and incapable of acting “responsibly”.

Allegations of official racism towards Ethiopians gained prominence in 2006 when it was admitted that for many years all their blood donations had been discarded for fear that they might be contaminated with diseases. There have also been regular reports of Ethiopian children being denied places in schools or being forced to attend separate classes. In November a survey of employers in the main professions showed that 53 per cent preferred not to hire an Ethiopian.

http://www.thenational.ae/news/world/middle-east/israels-treatment-of-ethiopians-racist#page2

Yemeni Jews

In 1995, a public investigative commission with power of subpoena was established. Some of the testimonies were given by people who worked in the health and welfare services. Half of those who were asked to testify did not show up, and the power of subpoena was not enforced. Some testimonies were given behind closed doors and have yet to be made public. The courts chose to seal these testimonies in its archives until 2066.

http://www.middleeasteye.net/columns/yemenite-israelis-renew-struggle-find-children-237064917#sthash.rFEZvlNx.dpuf

http://972mag.com/yemenite-children-affair-families-of-the-kidnapped-speak-out/101166/

 
1945 – present day

“Israel’s second largest bank will be forced to defend itself in court in the coming weeks over claims it is withholding tens of millions of dollars in “lost” accounts belonging to Jews who died in the Nazi death camps.
Bank Leumi has denied it holds any such funds despite a parliamentary committee revealing in 2004 that the bank owes at least $75 million to the families of several thousand Holocaust victims.

Analysts said the bank’s role is only the tip of an iceberg in which Israeli companies and state bodies could be found to have withheld billions of dollars invested by Holocaust victims in the country — dwarfing the high-profile reparations payouts from such European countries as Switzerland.”

http://www.counterpunch.org/2009/06/25/israeli-firms-accused-of-profiting-off-holocaust/

 

Contd…
According to Weissfeld, though the reparations money was given to the State of Israel for the purpose of aiding Holocaust survivors, the State used it for public projects instead.

“The money was officially given to help resettle what were termed ‘Holocaust refugees,’ but instead Israel spent the money on general public use instead of giving it to Holocaust survivors,” notes Weissfeld. “A great many people benefitted from the money, but not the Holocaust survivors. They came here as ‘human dust,’ with absolutely nothing, and needed it for basic things like housing and education.”

http://www.jpost.com/Jewish-World/Jewish-News/Holocaust-survivors-sue-state-over-unpaid-reparations

2000

The six million Holocaust victims were reincarnations of the souls of sinners, people who transgressed and did all sorts of things which should not be done. They had been reincarnated in order to atone.”

— Weekly Saturday night sermon in August 2000

http://www.timesofisrael.com/5-of-ovadia-yosefs-most-controversial-quotations/#ixzz3MAdCS2ic
— Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef (Birth name ‘Abdullah Youssef,
Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel from 1973 to 1983, “spiritual leader of Shas Party)

Contd…

“We should get rid of the ones who are not Israeli citizens the same way you get rid of lice.”

— Rehavam Ze’evi
(former major general, intel chief and Minister of Tourism)

[Note: obvious reference to gassing/extermination]
Contd…

1995
“Hitler was an unparalleled military genius. Nazism promoted Germany from a low to a fantastic physical and ideological status. The ragged, trashy youth body turned into a neat and orderly part of society and Germany received an exemplary regime, a proper justice system and public order. Hitler savored good music. He would paint. This was no bunch of thugs.”
— Moshe Feiglin
(deputy speaker of the Knesset, head of the Manhigut Yehudit (“Jewish Leadership”) faction of Israel’s governing Likud party)

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/yossi-sarid-feiglin-his-cronies-are-fascists-by-any-definition-1.259197

The art of hatred — zionism

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Straight from the horse’s mouth…

All of these quotes have been confirmed (to the best of my ability). I’ve selected those which stood out to me and which sum up the history, motives and methods of zionism in Palestine.

Ultranationalism. Check.
Theocracy. Check.
Racism. Check.
Superiority complex. Check.
War criminals. Check.
Manipulators. Check.
Sociopaths. Check.

What I took from this is that the zionist gameplan and mentality has never changed. Read through them.

Ze’ev Jabotinsky / Vladimir Yevgenyevich Zhabootinsky
(established several Jewish organizations, including Beitar, Hatzohar and the Irgun, ATHEIST)

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ze%27ev_Jabotinsky

1920+

There is no justice, no law, and no God in heaven, only a single law which decides and supercedes all—- [Jewish] settlement [of the land].
(Righteous Victims, p. 108)
http://www.palestineremembered.com/Acre/Palestine-Remembered/Story592.html

There is no choice: the Arabs must make room for the Jews of Eretz Israel. If it was possible to transfer the Baltic peoples, it is also possible to move the Palestinian Arabs.
(Expulsion Of The Palestinians, p. 29)

We Jews, thank God, have nothing to do with the East. . . . The Islamic soul must be broomed out of Eretz-Yisrael. . . . [Muslims are] yelling rabble dressed up in gaudy, savage rags.
(Expulsion Of The Palestinians, p. 29)

“The world has become accustomed to the idea of mass migrations and has become fond of them.” He later added, “Hitler— as odious as he is to us—has given this idea a good name in the world.”
(One Palestine Complete, p. 407)

“if we desire that Eretz Yisrael should become and remain a Jewish State, we must first of all create a Jewish majority
http://www.palestineremembered.com/Acre/Famous-Zionist-Quotes/Story2320.html

“There can be no voluntary agreement between ourselves and the PALESTINE Arabs. Not now, nor in the prospective future. I say this with such conviction, not because I want to hurt the moderate Zionists. I do not believe that they will be hurt. Except for those who were born blind, they realised long ago that it is utterly impossible to obtain the voluntary consent of the PALESTINE Arabs for converting “PALESTINE” from an Arab country into a country with a Jewish majority.

My readers have a general idea of the history of COLONIZATION in other countries. I suggest that they consider all the precedents with which they are acquainted, and see whether there is one solitary instance of any COLONIZATION being carried on with the consent of the NATIVE POPULATION. There is no such precedent.

They feel at least the same instinctive jealous love of PALESTINE, as the old Aztecs felt for ancient Mexico, and the Sioux for their rolling Prairies.

Thus we conclude that we cannot promise anything to the Arabs of the Land of Israel or the Arab countries. Their voluntary agreement is out of the question. Hence those who hold that an agreement with the NATIVES is an essential condition for Zionism can now say “no” and depart from Zionism. Zionist COLONIZATION, even the most restricted, must either be terminated or carried out in defiance of the will of the NATIVE POPULATION. This COLONIZATION can, therefore, continue and develop only under the protection of a force independent of the LOCAL POPULATION – an iron wall which the NATIVE POPULATION cannot break through. This is, in toto, our policy towards the Arabs. To formulate it any other way would only be hypocrisy.

Not only must this be so, it is so whether we admit it or not. What does the Balfour Declaration and the Mandate mean for us? It is the fact that a disinterested power committed itself to create such security conditions that the LOCAL POPULATION would be deterred from interfering with our efforts.

“We all demand that there should be an iron wall. Yet we keep spoiling our own case, by talking about “agreement” which means telling the Mandatory Government that the important thing is not the iron wall, but discussions. Empty rhetoric of this kind is dangerous. And that is why it is not only a pleasure but a duty to discredit it and to demonstrate that it is both fantastic and dishonest.”
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Zionism/ironwall.html

[Note:Zionist forerunner to the Haganah (zionist terrorists) Vladimir Yevgenyevich Zhabotinsky (a Russian atheist) aka Ze’ev Jabotinsky, admirer of Hitler and Mussolini, in his 1923 essay “The Iron Wall”]

Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook
(first chief Rabbi of Palestine before it was ethnically cleansed)

1921-1935

[Note:The outbreak of the First World War caught him in Europe, and he was forced to remain in London and Switzerland for the remainder of the war. While there, he was involved in the activities which led to the Balfour Declaration. Upon returning, he was appointed the Rav of Jerusalem, and soon after, as first Chief Rabbi of Israel (though the state had not yet been been born). Rav Kook was a man of Halakha in the strictest sense, while at the same time possessing an unusual openness to new ideas. This drew many religious and non­religious people to him, but also led to widespread misunderstanding of his ideas. He wrote prolifically on both Halakha and Jewish Thought, and his books and personality continued to influence many even after his death in Jerusalem in 1935. His authority and influence continue to this day.
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/Rav_Kook.html ]

“The difference between a Jewish soul and souls of non-Jews – all of them in all different levels – is greater and deeper than the difference between a human soul and the souls of cattle.”

Kook’s Talmudic College teaches:

“non-Jews living under Jewish law in Eretz Yisrael (the Land of Israel) must either be enslaved as water carriers and wood hewers, or banished, or exterminated.”
http://sjlendman.blogspot.com.es/2009/08/religious-fundamentalism-in-israel.html

Joachim Prinz

(former President of the American Jewish Congress and collaborator with the German SS in searching for the solution to the “Jewish problem”)
http://just-another-inside-job.blogspot.com.es/2007/04/nazi-medal-commemorating-zionist.html

1934

We want assimilation to be replaced by a new law: the declaration of belonging to the Jewish nation and Jewish race. A state built upon the principle of the purity of nation and race can only honored and respected by a Jew who declares his belonging to his own kind. Having so declared himself, he will never be capable of faulty loyalty towards a state. The state cannot want other Jews but such as declare themselves as belonging to their nation. It will not want Jewish flatterers and crawlers. It must demand of us faith and loyalty to our own interest. For only he who honors his own breed and his own blood can have an attitude of honor towards the national will of other nations.”

http://student.cs.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/php/db.php?qid=203

David Ben-Gurion
(David Grün, first Prime Minister of Israel, ATHEIST)
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Ben-Gurion

1938

[When, after Kristallnacht, the British, in the hope of easing the pressure for increased immigration into Palestine, proposed that thousands of children be admitted directly into Britain, Ben-Gurion was absolutely against the plan, telling a meeting of Labour Zionist leaders on 7 December 1938:]

“If I knew that it would be possible to save all the children in Germany by bringing them over to England, and only half of them by transporting them to Eretz Yisrael, then I would opt for the second alternative. For we must weigh not only the life of these children, but also the history of the People of Israel.”
(David Ben-Gurion, 7 December 1938)
http://student.cs.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/php/db.php?qid=199

“What is necessary is cruel and strong reactions. We need precision in time, place, and casualties. If we know the family, we must strike mercilessly, women and children included. Otherwise, the reaction is inefficient. At the place of action, there is no need to distinguish between guilty and innocent.
(David Ben-Gurion, 1 January 1948)
http://student.cs.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/php/db.php?qid=356

“Regarding the Galilee, Mr. [Moshe] Sharett already told you that about 100,000 Arabs still now live in the pocket of Galilee. Let us assume that a war breaks out. Then we will be able to cleanse the entire area of Central Galilee, including all its refugees, in one stroke….only by using the troops already assigned for the task, we could accomplish our aim of cleansing the Galilee.”
http://cosmos.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/php/quotation.php?qid=671

“We have decided to cleanse Ramla.”

http://www.wrmea.org/1999-september/behind-the-myths-what-israeli-historians-say-about-1948-ethnic-cleansing.html

Menachem Begin
(Mieczysław Biegun, Prime Minister, Irgun leader, leader of “Herut”/”Freedom” Party)

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menachem_Begin

1948

“Among the most disturbing political phenomena of our times is the emergence in the newly created state of Israel of the “Freedom Party” (Tnuat Haherut), a political party closely akin in its organization, methods, political philosophy and social appeal to the Nazi and Fascist parties. It was formed out of the membership and following of the former Irgun Zvai Leumi, a terrorist, right-wing, chauvinist organization in Palestine.

The current visit of Menachem Begin, leader of this party, to the United States is obviously calculated to give the impression of American support for his party in the coming Israeli elections, and to cement political ties with conservative Zionist elements in the United States.
Several Americans of national repute have lent their names to welcome his visit. It is inconceivable that those who oppose fascism throughout the world, if correctly informed as to Mr. Begin’s political record and perspectives, could add their names and support to the movement he represents.”

“Within the Jewish community they have preached an admixture of ultranationalism, religious mysticism, and racial superiority. Like other Fascist parties they have been used to break strikes, and have themselves pressed for the destruction of free trade unions. In their stead they have proposed corporate unions on the Italian Fascist model.

[Letter to the New York Times from Jewish intellectuals including Albert Einstein, Hannah Arendt, and Sidney Hook that appeared on December 4, 1948.]
http://users.physics.harvard.edu/~wilson/NYTimes1948.html

[Note: Begin headed the Irgun massacre at Deir Yassin. The following “wild tales” were in fact true.]

“Arabs throughout the country, induced to believe wild tales of “Irgun butchery,” were seized with limitless panic and started to flee for their lives. This mass flight soon developed into a maddened, uncontrollable stampede. The political and economic significance of this development can hardly be overestimated.”
http://www.deiryassin.org/mas.html#item4

Yitzhak Rabin
(Prime Minister, ATHEIST)

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yitzhak_Rabin

1948

[an expulsion order signed by Yitzhak Rabin was issued to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) stating,] “1. The inhabitants of Lydda must be expelled quickly without attention to age.…”
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1948_Palestinian_exodus_from_Lydda_and_Ramle

[Note: expulsion of 50,000–70,000 Palestinian Arabs]

1987

[Rabin ordered the IDF to] “break the bones” [of Palestinian protestors]
http://mondoweiss.net/2010/11/the-real-yitzhak-rabin

Rabin and the South African nazi leader….

[By 1976, the relationship had changed so profoundly that South Africa’s prime minister, John Vorster, could not only make a visit to Jerusalem but accompany Israel’s two most important leaders, Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres, to the city’s Holocaust memorial to mourn the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis.

Neither Israeli appears to have been disturbed by the fact that Vorster had been an open supporter of Hitler, a member of South Africa’s fascist and violently antisemitic Ossewabrandwag and that he was interned during the war as a Nazi sympathiser.

Rabin hailed Vorster as a force for freedom and at a banquet toasted] “the ideals shared by Israel and South Africa: the hopes for justice and peaceful coexistence”.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/may/23/israel-apartheid-south-africa-nuclear-warheads ]

Dr. Yosef Meir
(the first head of the Kupat Holim Clalit … was (1949) General Director of the Israeli Ministry of Health)

1949

[I am] horrified [to read in the newspaper that it is planned to bring to Israel the Falashas of Ethiopia (black Jews)]. I hope that this report is unfounded.
http://cosmos.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/php/quotation.php?qid=711
Shimon Peres (president and prime minister)

1960

Acquiring a superior [that is, nuclear] weapons system would mean the possibility of using it for compellent purposes – that is, forcing the other side to accept Israeli political demands
http://cosmos.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/php/art.php?aid=36252

Moshe Dayan
(Military commander, Foreign Minister, ATHEIST)
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moshe_Dayan

1969

We came to this country which was already populated by Arabs, and we are establishing a Hebrew, that is a Jewish state here. In considerable areas of the country we bought lands from the Arabs. 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 these geography books no longer exist; not only do the books not exist, the Arab villages are not there either. Nahalal arose in the place of Mahalul, Gevat — in the place of Jibta, Sarid — in the place of Haneifs and Kefar Yehoshua — in the place of Tell Shaman. There is no one place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population.
— From an address given to Technion University students (19 March 1969), a transcription of which appeared in Ha’aretz (4 April 1969), quoted in The Question of Palestine (1980) by Edward Said, p. 14
http://books.google.com.br/books?id=Pa89AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA14#v=onepage&q&f=false

“We don’t have a solution, and you will continue living like dogs, and whoever wants will go, and will see how this procedure will work out.”
(Speaking of the Palestinians, in Mehiro shel Ihud (Revivim, 1985) by Yossi Beilin, p. 42)

The method of collective punishment so far has proved effective. There are no other effective methods.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moshe_Dayan

Yitzhak Tabenkin
(politician)

1971

“the ideals of Hitler which I like: ethnic homogeneity, the possibility of exchange of ethnic minorities; the transfers of ethnic groups for the sake of an international order which for me are a particularly valuable feature.”
(some date before 1971)
http://student.cs.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/php/db.php?qid=673

1973

“When our forces come across civilians during a war or in hot pursuit or in a raid, so long as there is no certainty that those civilians are incapable of harming our forces, then according to the Halakhah they may and even should be killed … Under no circumstances should an Arab be trusted, even if he makes an impression of being civilized … In war, when our forces storm the enemy, they are allowed and even enjoined by the Halakhah to kill even good civilians, that is, civilians who are ostensibly good.
— Central Region Command of Israeli Army (Chief Chaplain)
Israel Shahak. Jewish History, Jewish Religion – The Weight of Three Thousand Years. P76

Ariel Sharon
(Ariel Scheinermann, Israeli Prime Minister)

1973

“We’ll make a pastrami sandwich of them, … we’ll insert a strip of Jewish settlements in between the Palestinians, and then another strip of Jewish settlements right across the West Bank, so that in 25 years’ time, neither the United Nations nor the United States, nobody, will be able to tear it apart.
http://cosmos.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/php/art.php?aid=4171

[Note: Sharon was a war criminal: Sabra & Shatila Timeline of What Happened

https://www.facebook.com/notes/irish-friends-of-palestine/sabra-shatila-timeline-of-what-happened/579611422098318 ]

Professor Yehoshafat Harkabi
(former head of Israel Army intelligence)

1973

“We must define our position and lay down basic principles for a settlement. Our demands should be moderate and balanced, and appear to be reasonable. But in fact they must involve such conditions as to ensure that the enemy rejects them. Then we should manoeuvre and allow him to define his own position, and reject a settlement on the basis of a compromise position. We should then publish his demands as embodying unreasonable extremism.”

(This appeared in Ma’ariv on 2 November 1973. The quote was cited on page 181 of the third edition of The Gun and the Olive Branch.)

Rabbi Meir Kahane
(Martin Kahane, US citizen, former FBI informant, pro Vietnam war agitator, formed the violent Jewish Defence League, former knesset member)
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meir_Kahane

1980

“Vengeance is a fundamental Jewish concept that is a precept, injunction, commandment for the Jew…Vengeance becomes, thanks to the gentilized and perplexed era in which we live, a maligned thing…Let the government of Israel, which is responsible for the lives of its citizens, make the streets, buses, shops and homes of the Ishmaelites [Palestinians] perpetual places of terror and stark insecurity…Wipe away the bitter degradation of God’s name that is symbolized by Arab refusal to bow to Jewish sovereignty. A truly Jewish government is one that understands the need to…burn out the desecration by removing, burning out, the evil that is the Arab nation in our midst.”
M. Kahane, “Vengeance,” The Jewish Press (Brooklyn, NY), June 13, 1980, pp. 36D, 46.

“The question is as follows: if the Arabs settle among us and make enough children to become a majority, will Israel continue to be a Jewish state? Do we have to accept that the Arab majority will decide?…Western democracy has to be ruled out. For me that’s cut and dried: there’s no question of setting up democracy in Israel, because democracy means equal rights for all, irrespective of racial or religious origins. Therefore democracy and Zionism cannot go together.
https://rabbikahane.wordpress.com/2010/08/25/rabbi-kahane-interview-with-raphael-mergui-and-philippe-simonnot/

Rabbi Israel Hess
(former rabbi of Bar-Ilan University)
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel_Hess

1980

“we are all obligated to carry out genocide”

Against this holy war God declares a counter jihad. . . . In order to emphasize that this is the background for the annihilation and that this is what the war is all about, that it is not merely a conflict between two peoples . . . God does not rest content that we destroy Amalek “blot out the memory of Amalek” he also mobilizes personally for this war . . . because, as has been said, he has a personal interest in the matter, it is a prime goal for us as well.

The day will yet come when we will all be called to fulfill the commandment of the divinely ordained war to destroy Amalek.
http://cosmos.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/php/art.php?aid=8552

[Note: The article is an explanation of the commandment in Deuteronomy 25:17 to] “obliterate the memory of Amalek”. [According to Eric Yoffie, Hess wrote that this] “requires the killing of babes and sucklings, and forbids the showing of mercy”. [According to David Hirst, Hess wrote that] “the day will come when we shall all be called upon to wage this war for the annihilation of Amalek” [in order to ensure] “racial purity” [and because of] “the antagonism between Israel and Amalek as an expression of the antagonism between light and darkness, the pure and the unclean”.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel_Hess

Oded Yinon
(Foreign Ministry, journalist)

[Note: Israel needs the Middle East to be in a state of constant war]

http://student.cs.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/php/db.php?qid=153

1982

“Iraq, rich in oil on the one hand and internally torn on the other, is guaranteed as a candidate for Israel’s targets. Its dissolution is even more important for us than that of Syria. Iraq is stronger than Syria. In the short run it is Iraqi power which constitutes the greatest threat to Israel. An Iraqi-Iranian war will tear Iraq apart and cause its downfall at home even before it is able to organize a struggle on a wide front against us. Every kind of inter-Arab confrontation will assist us in the short run and will shorten the way to the more important aim of breaking up Iraq into denominations as in Syria and in Lebanon. In Iraq, a division into provinces along ethnic/religious lines as in Syria during Ottoman times is possible. So, three (or more) states will exist around the three major cities: Basra, Baghdad and Mosul, and Shiite areas in the south will separate from the Sunni and Kurdish north.
(Oded Yinon, February 1982)
[Note: This was written in 1982. Look how the lands he mentioned have been carved up by ISIS and the western backed “civil war” in Syria]
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/pdf/The%20Zionist%20Plan%20for%20the%20Middle%20East.pdf
http://guardian.150m.com/palestine/isreal-ME-strategy.htm

Rafael (‘Raful’) Eitan
(Haganah, Chief of Staff of the Israeli Army, Lieut. Gen., Minister of Agriculture, Minister of the Environment 1990s)

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.”
http://student.cs.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/php/db.php?qid=351

“To punish parents for their sons’ deeds works well with Arabs.”
(some date before the mid 1980s)
http://student.cs.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/php/db.php?qid=355

“It’s a pleasure to see how the Arabs are killing one another,”
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/opinion/injustice-to-raful-s-memory-1.141566

On South Africa and apartheid…

“I don’t understand this comparison between us and South Africa. What is similar here and there is that both they and we must prevent others from taking us over. Anyone who says that the blacks are oppressed in South Africa is a liar. The blacks there want to gain control of the white minority just like the Arabs here want to gain control over us. And we, too, like the White minority in South Africa, must act to prevent them from taking us over. I was in a gold mine there and I saw what excellent conditions the black workers have. So there is separate elevators for Whites and Blacks, so what? That’s the way they like it.”
‘South Africa: a Country Without Friends’, Henry Katzew.
or
Apartheid: Israeli Style, David Paul.

[Note: Eitan is a war criminal: Sabra & Shatila Timeline of What Happened
https://www.facebook.com/notes/irish-friends-of-palestine/sabra-shatila-timeline-of-what-happened/579611422098318 ]

Yitzhak Rabin
(former Minister for Defence and Prime Minister)

January 1988

“break the bones [of Palestinian inciters]”

http://articles.latimes.com/1990-06-22/news/mn-431_1_rabin-ordered

Orders being carried out caught on video:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=faHAcRL-5LU

Rabbi Shlomo Aviner
(born Claude Langenauer, a Gush Emunim leader)

1988

“while God requires other, normal nations to abide by abstract codes of “justice and righteousness,” such laws do not apply to Jews.”
(Ian Lustick, 1988)
http://student.cs.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/php/db.php?qid=184

“Is there a difference between punishing an Arab child and an Arab adult for disturbance of our peace? Punishments can be inflicted on Jewish boys below the age of 13 and Jewish girls below the age of 12…But this rule applies to Jews alone, not to Gentiles. Thus any Gentile, no matter how little, should be punished for any crime he commits.”
http://www.realnews247.com/shahak_the_ideology_behind_hebron_massacre.htm

Benjamin Netanyahu
(then Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister, current Prime Minister of Israel)

November 24, 1989

“Israel should have exploited the repression of the demonstrations in China, when world attention focused on that country, to carry out mass expulsions among the Arabs of the territories.”
Bar Ilan University, from the Israeli journal Hotam.

2003

If there is a demographic problem, and there is, it is with the Israeli Arabs who will remain Israeli citizens,..The Declaration of Independence said Israel should be a Jewish and democratic state, but to ensure the Jewish character was not engulfed by demography, it was necessary to ensure a Jewish majority, he said.

If Israel’s Arabs become well integrated and reach 35-40 percent of the population, there will no longer be a Jewish state but a bi-national one, he said. If Arabs remain at 20 percent but relations are tense and violent, this will also harm the state’s democratic fabric.] “Therefore a policy is needed that will balance the two.”
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/netanyahu-israel-s-arabs-are-the-real-demographic-threat-1.109045

Rabbi Yitzhak Ginsburg
(US born, president of the Od Yosef Chai Yeshivah in the settlement of Yitzhar in the West Bank, and the spiritual leader of the kabbalistic Gal Einai movement)
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yitzchak_Ginsburgh

1989

Jewish blood is not the same as Arab blood. He who is not a Jew, and throws stones, or threatens Jews, comes under the (biblical injunction) ‘you should kill him first.’”

“Any trial based on the assumption that Jews and goyim are equal is a total travesty of justice”
http://www.nytimes.com/1989/06/06/world/an-israeli-mayor-is-under-scrutiny.html?scp=1&sq=Yitzhak&st=nyt

[Note: he praised Baruch Goldstein who had massacred 29 Palestinian worshippers at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron and during the trial of seven of his students for the murder of an Arab girl during a violent settler rampage through the Palestinian West Bank village of Kifl Haris, Ginsburg said that in religious law, given the inequality between Arab and Jewish blood, Arabs who kill Jews warrant punishment, but Jews who kill Arabs should be let off.
http://books.google.com/books?id=-_fnv5pmECsC&pg=PA224 ]

1996

If you saw two people drowning, a Jew and a non-Jew, the Torah says you save the Jewish life first…..If every simple cell in a Jewish body entails divinity, is a part of God, then every strand of DNA is part of God. Therefore, something is special about Jewish DNA…..If a Jew needs a liver, can you take the liver of an innocent non-Jew passing by to save him? The Torah would probably permit that. Jewish life has an infinite value. There is something infinitely more holy and unique about Jewish life than non-Jewish life.'”
April 26, 1996 Jewish Week (New York)

2008

[distributed to IDF before onslaught on Gaza 2008]

“soldiers of Israel [to] spare your lives and the lives of your friends and not to show concern for a population that surrounds us and harms us. We call on you … to function according to the law ‘kill the one who comes to kill you.’ As for the population, it is not innocent … We call on you to ignore any strange doctrines and orders that confuse the logical way of fighting the enemy.”
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/idf-rabbinate-publication-during-gaza-war-we-will-show-no-mercy-on-the-cruel-1.268849

Teddy Kollek
(Mayor of Jerusalem)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teddy_Kollek
1990

We said things without meaning them, and we didn’t carry them out, we said over and over that we would equalize the rights of the Arabs to the rights of the Jews in the city-empty talk. … Never have we given them a feeling of being equal before the law. [As mayor of Jerusalem, I] nurtured nothing and built nothing [for the Arabs]. For Jewish Jerusalem I did something in the past 25 years. For [Arab] East Jerusalem? Nothing! What did I do? Nothing! Sidewalks? Nothing. Cultural Institutions? Not one. Yes, we installed a sewage system for them and improved the water supply. Do you know why? Do you think it was for their good, for their welfare? Forget it! There were some cases of cholera there, and the Jews were afraid that they would catch it, so we installed [a] sewage and a water system against cholera.”
(Teddy Kollek, 10 October 1990)
http://student.cs.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/php/db.php?qid=548

Rehavam Ze’evi
(former major general, intel chief and Minister of Tourism)

1990s

“We should get rid of the ones who are not Israeli citizens the same way you get rid of lice.”
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/4266321/Rehavam-Zeevi.html

[Note: obvious reference to gassing/extermination]

Rabbi Yaacov Perrin
(eulogy for Baruch Goldstein who murdered 29 unarmed Muslims worshipping – http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baruch_Goldstein )

1994

“One million Arabs are not worth a Jewish fingernail.”
http://www.wrmea.org/2001-january-february/extremism-in-israel-is-fueled-by-a-growing-ultra-orthodox-movement-in-the-u.s.html

Shmuel Hacohen
(teacher – eulogy for Baruch Goldstein who murdered 29 unarmed Muslims worshipping – http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baruch_Goldstein )

1994

“Baruch Goldstein was the greatest Jew alive, not in one way but in every way…There are no innocent Arabs here…He was no crazy…Killing isn’t nice, but sometimes it is necessary.”
http://www.wrmea.org/2001-january-february/extremism-in-israel-is-fueled-by-a-growing-ultra-orthodox-movement-in-the-u.s.html
Rabbi Avraham Hecht
(President of the Rabbinical Alliance of America)
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Hecht

1995

“according to Jewish law, any one person—you can apply it to whoever you want—any one person who willfully, consciously, intentionally hands over human bodies or human property or the human wealth of the Jewish people to an alien people is guilty of the sin for which the penalty is death. And according to Maimonides—you can quote me—it says very clearly, if a man kills him, he has done a good deed.”
http://www.wrmea.org/2001-january-february/extremism-in-israel-is-fueled-by-a-growing-ultra-orthodox-movement-in-the-u.s.html

[June 19, 1995, Hecht told the gathered members of the International Rabbinical Coalition for Israel] “that by handing over Israeli land and property, Israeli leaders are betraying Jews to non-Jews” [and that, according to Maimonides] “such people should be killed before they can perform the deed.” [An October 1995 article in New York Magazine referred to Hecht as the rabbi who “sentenced” Yitzak Rabin to death, and quoted Hecht as praising Israeli mass murderer and American expatriate Baruch Goldstein, as] “a great man, a holy man”.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Hecht

Ariel Sharon
(Israeli Foreign Minister at Tsomet Party meeting)

1998

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.

Read more: whatreallyhappened.com http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/palestinians.php#ixzz3MDFo2guw

Ehud Barak
(Israeli Prime Minister, Lieutenant General, Military Intel, Minister of Defence)

November 16, 2000

“If we thought that instead of 200 Palestinian fatalities, 2,000 dead would put an end to the fighting at a stroke, we would use much more force….”

Associated Press

[Note: Minister of Defence 2007-2013 during which the Gaza blockade was implemented, “Operation Cast Lead” and “Operation Pillar of Defence”

“Operation Cast Lead”— “1,400 Palestinians had been killed, including some 300 children and hundreds of other unarmed civilians, and large areas of Gaza had been razed to the ground, leaving many thousands homeless and the already dire economy in ruins.”
http://www.amnesty.org/es/library/asset/MDE15/015/2009/en/8f299083-9a74-4853-860f-0563725e633a/mde150152009en.pdf

“Operation Pillar of Defense” — “According to B’Tselem’s investigation, 167 Palestinians were killed by the Israeli military during the operation. This number includes 62 Palestinians who took part in the hostilities and seven other who were targets of assassination. Of the remaining fatalities, 87 did not take part in the hostilities. With regard to 11 fatalities B’Tselem was unable to determine whether or not they had taken part in the hostilities.”
http://972mag.com/resource-over-half-of-palestinians-killed-in-pillar-of-defense-were-civilians/71210/

Personal note: Barak presents himself as a “man of peace” and while he is clever enough to avoid making public statements that show the bigotry and hatred of zionism, he is actually one of the WORST kind of zionists. Shown here in this almost prophetic editorial in 2007:
http://electronicintifada.net/content/beware-barak/7273 ]

Rabbi Ben-Zion Mutzafi
(his party, Shas, held 17 of the 120 seats in the Knesset in 2001)

2001

“[Rabbi Yosef had told him that in his dream] at the Western Wall plaza and in all of Jerusalem there were only Jews … There were no non-Jewish foreigners there. They had already been expelled [before the coming of the Messiah]”.
https://www.mail-archive.com/ctrl@listserv.aol.com/msg70708.html

[Note: “flogging a sinner” – http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3944617,00.html ]

Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef
(Birth name ‘Abdullah Youssef,
Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel from 1973 to 1983, “spiritual leader of Shas Party)

[Quotes from] 2000-2010

Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world; only to serve the People of Israel…
Why are gentiles needed? They will work, they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like an effendi and eat…With gentiles, it will be like any person: They need to die, but God will give them longevity. Why? Imagine that one’s donkey would die, they’d lose their money. This is his servant. That’s why he gets a long life, to work well for this Jew
,”
http://www.jta.org/2010/10/18/news-opinion/israel-middle-east/sephardi-leader-yosef-non-jews-exist-to-serve-jews#ixzz3M7VmZEKm

“It is forbidden to be merciful to them [Arabs]. You must send missiles to them and annihilate them. They are evil and damnable,”

“The Lord shall return the Arabs’ deeds on their own heads, waste their seed and exterminate them, devastate them and vanish them from this world,”

[Note: has in the past referred to the Arabs as “vipers”]

“The six million Holocaust victims were reincarnations of the souls of sinners, people who transgressed and did all sorts of things which should not be done. They had been reincarnated in order to atone.”

— Weekly Saturday night sermon in August 2000

http://www.timesofisrael.com/5-of-ovadia-yosefs-most-controversial-quotations/#ixzz3MAdCS2ic

“There was a tsunami [Hurrican Katrina] and there are terrible natural disasters, because there isn’t enough Torah study… Black people reside there [New Orleans]. Blacks will study the Torah? [God said] let’s bring a tsunami and drown them.”

“Hundreds of thousands remained homeless. Tens of thousands have been killed. All of this because they have no God.”

“Bush was behind Gush Katif [the Gaza settlement bloc]. He encouraged Sharon to expel Gush Katif… We had 15,000 people expelled here, and there 150,000. It was God’s retribution… God does not short-change anyone.”

– Weekly Saturday night sermon in July 2005
http://www.timesofisrael.com/5-of-ovadia-yosefs-most-controversial-quotations/#ixzz3MAdnkYY8

[On making peace with Arabs…]

“How can you make peace with a snake?”

“Those evildoers, the Arabs — it says in the Gemara [Talmud] that God is sorry he ever created those sons of Ishmael.”

– Weekly Saturday night sermon in August 2000

http://www.timesofisrael.com/5-of-ovadia-yosefs-most-controversial-quotations/#ixzz3MAeDgSNB
On Muslims:

“They’re stupid. Their religion is as ugly as they are.”
http://www.timesofisrael.com/5-of-ovadia-yosefs-most-controversial-quotations/#ixzz3MAebMGO8

Nathan Lewin
(Washington, D.C. attorney who frequently appears before the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of the Adjunct Faculties of George Washington Law School (Jewish Civil Law) and Columbia Law School (Supreme Court Litigation).
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathan_Lewin )

2002

“What if Israel and the United States announced that henceforth the perpetrators of all suicide attacks would be treated as if they had brought their parents and brothers and sisters with them to the site of the explosion? Suicide killers should know that they will take the lives of not only themselves and the many people they don’t know (but nonetheless hate) in the crowd that surrounds them when they squeeze the button that detonates their bomb, but also the lives of their parents, brothers, and sisters. The nation whose civilians are killed or maimed should, by “targeted assassinations” or other means, be free promptly to execute the immediate relatives of the suicide bombers. This consequence would, I believe, deter most suicide killers – many of whom now anticipate that not only will they be rewarded in a world-to-come, but that their immediate families will be honored and granted lavish benefits on this earth.”
http://shma.com/2002/05/detering-suicide-killers/

Shimon Peres (president and prime minister)

2002

“I am aware of the fact that Israel does not officially acknowledge the horrible massacre (Armenian genocide) out of concern for the unique place of the Holocaust in the chronicles of human history.”

“We reject attempts to create a similarity between the Holocaust and the Armenian allegations. Nothing similar to the Holocaust occurred. What the Armenians went through is a tragedy, but not genocide.”

[The Foreign Ministry of Armenia made an official protest to the Israeli Foreign Ministry and received the official answer of the State of Israel a few days ago:] “As Jews and as Israelis we are especially saddened by the deaths and the tragedy which took place in 1915 and 1916. We understand the emotional relevance for both sides and we are aware of the large number of victims and of the plight of the Armenians.”

“This issue requires extensive research and an academic dialogue based on testimonials and proof,” [the response continued.] “Israel asserted that the Holocaust was a singular event in human history and was a premeditated crime against the Jewish people. Israel recognizes the tragedy of the Armenians and the plight of the Armenian people. However, the events cannot be compared to genocide. This does not in any way diminish the magnitude of the tragedy.”
http://cosmos.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/php/art.php?aid=25067

[Note: This is a sickness. To cement the “uniqueness” of the holocaust as a “jew only” affair, which is as heavily reliant on eyewitness testimony as the Armenian genocide, zionists will deny this event. Zionists demand the monopoly of victimhood. Even though they ignore the many vocal survivors and families of the VICTIMS who distance themselves from the barbarism that zionism entails.]

Moshe Ya’alon
(former IDF Chief of Staff and Defence Minister)

2002

The characteristics of that threat (Palestinians) are invisible, like cancer. When you are attacked externally, you see the attack, you are wounded. Cancer, on the other hand, is something internal. Therefore, I find it more disturbing, because here the diagnosis is critical. If the diagnosis is wrong and people say it’s not cancer but a headache, then the response is irrelevant. But I maintain that it is cancer. My professional diagnosis is that there is a phenomenon here that constitutes an existential threat.”

Interviewer: Does that mean that what you are doing now, as chief of staff, in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, is applying chemotherapy?

“There are all kinds of solutions to cancerous manifestations. Some will say it is necessary to amputate organs. But at the moment, I am applying chemotherapy, yes.”

http://web.archive.org/web/20071001045302/http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=202714&contrassID=2&subContrassID=14&sbSubContrassID=0&listSrc=Y

[Note: No, he’s not referring to Palestinian “terrorists” or Palestinian “militants”, which he later tried to say (he didn’t know that this Q&A session with rabbis was being recorded). He’s referring to Palestinians as a whole. How do we know this? Here are other excerpts from the same session:

“what disturbs me especially is the Palestinian threat and the possibility that a hostile state will acquire nuclear capability”

Q: Describe for me the present campaign between the Palestinians and us: Who is against whom, and for what, in this campaign?

A: The campaign is between two societies that are competing for territory and, to a certain degree, for existence. I don’t think that there is an existential threat to the Palestinian society. There is an existential threat to us..

“We do not have intentions to annihilate them and we have also expressed readiness to grant them a state, whereas they are unwilling to recognize our right to exist here as a Jewish state.”

“The Americans made it clear that they are not going to liquidate him [Arafat], but that if the Palestinians want to see light at the end of the tunnel, they themselves should neutralize him.”

“If we end the confrontation in a way that makes it clear to every Palestinian that terrorism does not lead to agreements, that will improve our strategic position.”

Personal note: In sum — According to the former Israeli Minister of Defence, the Palestinian population is a cancer threatening Israel’s existence.]

Effie Eitam
(former military commander, politician and Minister of housing and construction, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s “Special Emissary” to the “Caravan for Democracy” program of the Jewish National Fund (JNF))

2002-2009

[Note: In February 1988, Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin discreetly told the Israeli army to break the bones of Palestinians rising up during the first Palestinian intifada. According to the testimony of Israeli soldiers, Colonel Eitam relayed the message to his Givati Brigade, then occupying Gaza. On 7 February, he ordered four of them to break the bones of two brothers from al-Bureij refugee camp. They cuffed and blindfolded them, beat them for a while in their own home, then took them to a secluded olive grove, where they kicked and beat them for 20 minutes. Khalid Aqel survived; his 21-year-old brother Ayyad died. In 1990, an Israeli court martial convicted these soldiers of assault, reduced their ranks, gave suspended sentences to three, and sentenced the fourth to two months (“Soldier jailed for intifada killing will sue Rabin,” Guardian, 2 November 1990).]

“[the Israeli army] can tomorrow … conquer Judea, Samaria [the West Bank], and the Gaza Strip and expel the population there overnight. It’s not a problem to do this. We have a problem of having the will to do this. As a nation we are inhibited”
http://electronicintifada.net/content/we-will-have-kill-them-all-effie-eitam-thug-messiah/8555

[Nations other than Israel are a] “world of robots without souls.
http://www.haaretz.co.il/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=143671

“If I [could] give the order now, he [Arafat] would be dead in 15 minutes, together with his whole gang.”
http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/jpost/doc/319373101.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=Jul%205,%202002&author=Jerusalem%20Post%20Staff&pub=Jerusalem%20Post&edition=&startpage=04.a&desc=NRP%20leader%20Eitam:%20Arafat,%20Barghouti%20should%20be%20killed

“[Palestinians are] creatures who came out of the depths of darkness” [who were] “collectively guilty” [and who could be indiscriminately killed not only if they had] “blood on their hands” [but because of] “the evil in their heads.”
“We will have to kill them all,”

http://www.jeffreygoldberg.net/articles/tny/a_reporter_at_large_among_the.php

[Eitam advocated mass transfer of Gaza civilians and turning the Strip into a] “free hunting zone”
http://electronicintifada.net/content/we-will-have-kill-them-all-effie-eitam-thug-messiah/8555

Rabbi Benny Alon
(Minister for Tourism, former IDF Officer, Chaplain in the Artillery Corps)

2003

“make their life so bitter that they will transfer themselves willingly”
http://www.counterpunch.org/2003/03/07/murder-under-the-cover-of-righteousness/

Limor Livnat
(Minister of Education)
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limor_Livnat

2003

“We’re involved here…in a struggle for the existence of the State of Israel as the state of the Jews, as opposed to those who want to force us to be a state of all its citizens.” [Israel is not] “just another state like all the other states…We are not just a state of all its citizens.”

Radio interview – http://cosmos.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/php/art.php?aid=4670

Yitzhak Ravid
(senior researcher at Rafael, Israel’s Armament Development Authority)
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institute_for_Zionist_Strategies

2003

“[Israel should] implement a stringent policy of family planning in relation to its Muslim population … the delivery rooms in Soroka Hospital in Be’er Sheva have turned into a factory for the production of a backward population.”
(“Herzliya conference sees verbal attacks on Israeli Arabs,” Haaretz, 18 December 2003)
http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/medical-racism-israel-hospital-director-complains-too-many-african-babies-are
http://cosmos.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/php/art.php?aid=5125

Yitzhak Caspit
(deputy head of the Israel Pensioners Union)

“I know the majority of readers of these lines will raise an enormous outcry regarding the extent of racism dripping from my statements about the danger to democracy inherent in the slaughter of the holiest cow. I would answer them, `The survival of the people of Israel in the entire world depends on the continued strength, security and perpetuity of the Jewish State of Israel.’ … National insurance benefits will be given only to citizens who respect government and municipal tax laws … Every citizen who does not appear for mandatory service in the IDF will be eligible to vote only in municipal elections … Every Arab citizen or non-Jewish immigrant who was convicted in a court of law of engaging in activity against the state or inciting others to do so will be deported following the completion of his sentence. In less severe cases, their status will be changed from that of full citizenship to foreign residence without the right to vote in Knesset elections. If these recommendations are adopted, it will be possible to improve civic rights with the purpose of achieving full and real equality in all aspects related to living conditions and quality of life, in regard to the minorities that present a demographic danger.
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/features/what-caspit-wrote-1.139584
http://student.cs.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/php/db.php?qid=345

Ehud Olmert (Prime Minister)

November 2003

the government of Israel is going to have to address the demographic issue with the utmost seriousness and resolve. This issue above all others will dictate the solution that we must adopt. In the absence of a negotiated agreement… we need to implement a unilateral alternative.”
http://student.cs.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/php/db.php?qid=749
http://www.haaretz.com/general/maximum-jews-minimum-palestinians-1.105562

Chief Rabbi Dov Lior
(Chief Rabbi of Hebron – career bigot – http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dov_Lior)

2004

“There is no such thing as enemy civilians in war time. The law of our Torah is to have mercy on our soldiers and to save them….A thousand non-Jewish lives are not worth a Jew’s fingernail.”(Ma’ariv Hebrew newspaper 2004)
http://sjlendman.blogspot.com.es/2012/08/troubling-israeli-religious.html

Yitzhak Pundak (Israeli major general, diplomat)

2004

My heart sings. There were 200 Arab villages here, which no longer exist. It was necessary to demolish them, otherwise here, too, as in Galilee, there would be another million Arabs in our midst. After 2,000 years of exile, it’s impossible to establish a state with kid gloves.”
(Yitzhak Pundak, 23 April 2004)
http://student.cs.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/php/db.php?qid=221

2013

“Today, they shoot missiles – and we respond to them via the air force, in the tunnels. I’m sorry, if we sit in bomb shelters, then we’ll sit in bomb shelters all our lives … What should be done?

For each and every missile they shoot today, we respond with twenty artillery shells. If we kill 500, they’ll calm down right away. And believe me, I have a great deal of experience with this. I ‘took care of’ the Arabs … for five years.
http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/100-year-old-israeli-general-still-eager-slaughter-palestinians

Arnon (Soffer) Sofer
(One of the University of Haifa founders. He is known for his research into demographic, water, environmental, political, and strategy issues in Israel)

2004

Q. Will Israel be prepared to fight this war?

First of all, the fence is not built like the Berlin Wall. It’s a fence that we will be guarding on either side. Instead of entering Gaza, the way we did last week, we will tell the Palestinians that if a single missile is fired over the fence, we will fire 10 in response. And women and children will be killed, and houses will be destroyed. After the fifth such incident, Palestinian mothers won’t allow their husbands to shoot Kassams, because they will know what’s waiting for them.

Second of all, when 2.5 million people live in a closed-off Gaza, it’s going to be a human catastrophe. Those people will become even bigger animals than they are today, with the aid of an insane fundamentalist Islam. The pressure at the border will be awful. It’s going to be a terrible war. So, if we want to remain alive, we will have to kill and kill and kill. All day, every day.

Q. While CNN has its cameras at the wall?

If we don’t kill, we will cease to exist. The only thing that concerns me is how to ensure that the boys and men who are going to have to do the killing will be able to return home to their families and be normal human beings.

Q. What will the end result of all this killing be?

The Palestinians will be forced to realize that demography is no longer significant, because we’re here and they’re there. And then they will begin to ask for “conflict management” talks – not that dirty word “peace.” Peace is a word for believers, and I have no tolerance for believers – neither those who wear yarmulkes nor those who pray to the God of peace. There are those who make pilgrimages to the Baba Sali and the tombs in Hebron, and those who make pilgrimages to Kikar Rabin in Tel Aviv. Both are dangerous.

Unilateral separation doesn’t guarantee “peace” – it guarantees a Zionist-Jewish state with an overwhelming majority of Jews; it guarantees the kind of safety that will return tourists to the country; and it guarantees one other important thing. Between 1948 and 1967, the fence was a fence, and 400,000 people left the West Bank voluntarily. This is what will happen after separation. If a Palestinian cannot come into Tel Aviv for work, he will look in Iraq, or Kuwait, or London. I believe that there will be movement out of the area.”
(Arnon (Soffer) Sofer, 10 May 2004)

http://student.cs.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/php/db.php?qid=364
and
http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/gaza-massacre-price-jewish-state

[Note:When Arnon Soffer first issued his warning in the 1980s — that Arabs would outnumber Jews in Israel and the occupied territories by around 2010 — he was widely dismissed as a crackpot Jeremiah. Now the Israeli public and its leaders appear to have caught up with him.
Soffer, head of the geography department at the University of Haifa and a longtime lecturer at the Israeli army’s Staff and Command College, has influenced Benjamin Netanyahu, Ehud Barak and hundreds of other Israeli political, military and economic leaders in recent years. In February 2001, on the night of his election as prime minister, Ariel Sharon sent an aide to ask Soffer for a copy of his original 1987 pamphlet about the demographic threats to Israel — the same study that had led Yasser Arafat to declare in the late 1980s that the “Palestinian womb” was his people’s greatest weapon.

http://forward.com/articles/6070/sounding-the-alarm-about-israel-s-demographic-cr/#ixzz3NFOjanEF ]

Yehiel Hazan
(politician, Likud)

2004

the Arabs are worms, everywhere they are worms. Under the ground, above the ground, and everywhere else.
(Yehiel Hazan, 13 December 2004)
http://student.cs.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/php/db.php?qid=369

“In view of the fact that Arabs have been massacring Jews for decades, it’s in their blood; murdering Jews comes naturally to them. That precisely is the meaning of the expression that you can’t turn your back on Arabs.”
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/likud-mk-hazan-draws-fire-for-racist-views-1.143983

“He’s right [Ze’ev Boim, quoted below]. It’s been a known fact for many years that the Arabs slaughter and murder Jews, without any connection to land. It’s imprinted in their blood. It’s something genetic. I haven’t done research, but there’s no possibility of explaining it differently. You can’t believe an Arab, even one who’s 40 years in his grave.
http://electronicintifada.net/content/jewish-and-israeli-groups-demand-immediate-resignation-israeli-officials/345

Ze’ev Boim (deputy Defence Minister)

2004

“What is it about Islam as a whole and the Palestinians in particular? Is it some form of cultural deprivation? Is it some genetic defect? There is something that defies explanation in this continued murderousness.”
http://electronicintifada.net/content/jewish-and-israeli-groups-demand-immediate-resignation-israeli-officials/345
http://www.haaretz.com/news/boim-is-palestinian-terror-caused-by-a-genetic-defect-1.114942

“We could annihilate Bait Hanun and the rest of Gaza in a few hours. We certainly have the power to do so,”
http://www.aljazeera.com/archive/2004/06/200849141618645517.html
“We have to maintain the state’s democratic nature, but also its Jewish nature. The extent of entry of [Palestinian spouses] into Israel’s territories is intolerable.”
http://electronicintifada.net/content/israels-marriage-ban-closes-gates-palestinians/5972

Aryeh Yitzhaki
(Israeli military historian, lecturer in the Bar Ilan University [Tel Aviv], senior lecturer in the field of military history in IDF courses for officers)

2005

In the long run, there will be no two-state solution in the Land of Israel. The solution is to transfer the Palestinians to Jordan and northern Sinai, and it would be best for this to be done in an orderly way, under international auspices. But if not, it could be accomplished through a big war, like 1948. Then, we expelled 600,000 people and destroyed 450 villages and cities. It can be done again.
(Aryeh Yitzhaki, quoted in January 2005 article)
http://student.cs.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/php/db.php?qid=383

[Note: very important source of evidence of massacres and ethnic cleansing backed by documentary evidence allegedly “exposed” by Yitzhaki.
http://cosmos.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/php/cs.php?byauid=940 ]

Avraham Tal
(zionist journalist, Haaretz)

2005

“The amendment to the Citizenship Law withholding residency status and citizenship from the Palestinian spouses of Israeli citizens isn’t “pretty,” and is a matter of concern for civil rights advocates. But considering the demographic threat, civil rights and liberal considerations must be suspended
(Avraham Tal, 24 January 2005)
http://student.cs.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/php/db.php?qid=414

Rabbi Yousef Falay
(Yitzhar settlement, West Bank)

2006

“We have to make sure that no Palestinian individual remains under our occupation. If they (Palestinians) escape then it is good; but if anyone of them remains, then he should be exterminated
http://www.salem-news.com/articles/january152011/gassing-arabs-tg.php
http://www.imemc.org/article/21527
2011

“Gentile sperm leads to barbaric offspring….negative genetic traits that characterize non-Jews.”

“Sefer HaChinuch (a book of Jewish law) states that the character traits of the father pass on to the son,” he said in the lecture. “If the father in not Jewish, what character traits could he have? Traits of cruelty, of barbarism! These are not traits that characterize the people of Israel.”

“A person born to Jewish parents, even if they weren’t raised on the Torah – there are things that are passed on (to him) in the blood, it’s genetic,” he explained. “If the father is a gentile, then the child is deprived of these things.”

“I even read in books that sometimes the crime, the difficult traits, the bitterness – a child that comes from these traits, it’s no surprise that he won’t have the qualities that characterize the people of Israel,”
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4006385,00.html

April 2012

“Anyone appointed to any task must be a Jew. A judge, a minister, a police offiicer, a military commander, anyone who has authority to arrest someone, or command a person to do something must be a jew, cannot be a non-jew…we are prohibited from giving non-jews the authority to rule over us”

“They [Jews] are shy, benevolent and merciful…non-Jews don’t have those [characteristics]. They are barbaric and cruel.”

“We cannot allow the basis of democracy to allow people to choose leaders who are non-jews. One day non-Jews could be the majority, so maintaining a Jewish majority is a religious issue as well”

Avigdor Lieberman
(Evet Lvovich Liberman, Deputy Prime Minister and various ministerial posts)

2006

“World War II ended with the Nuremberg Trials. The heads of the Nazi regime, along with their collaborators, were executed. I hope this will be the fate of the collaborators in [the Knesset].”
http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Lieberman-calls-Arab-MKs-who-meet-with-Hamas-collaborators

[Note: he was referring to Arab Knesset members who met with Hamas]

2006

“today we have a government made up of wimps. Believe me, this is temporary, just as you are temporary here…..a new administration will be established and then we will take care of you [Arab Knesset members].”
https://web.archive.org/web/20090101101406/http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/962767.html

2009

[Israel] must continue to fight Hamas just like the United States did with the Japanese in World War II. Then, too, the occupation of the country was unnecessary.
http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Lieberman-Do-to-Hamas-what-the-US-did-to-Japan

[Note: “nuke em”]

Chief Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu
(Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel from 1983 to 1993, friend of Meir Kahane)

2007

Gaza are collectively guilty for Kassam attacks on Sderot, [former Sephardi chief rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu has written in a letter to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.] [Eliyahu ruled that] there was absolutely no moral prohibition against the indiscriminate killing of civilians during a potential massive military offensive on Gaza aimed at stopping the rocket launchings. [The letter, published in Olam Katan (Small World), a weekly pamphlet to be distributed in synagogues nationwide this Friday, cited the biblical story of the Shechem massacre (Genesis 34) and Maimonides’ commentary (Laws of Kings 9, 14) on the story as proof texts for his legal decision.] According to Jewish war ethics, [wrote Eliyahu], an entire city holds collective responsibility for the immoral behavior of individuals. In Gaza, the entire populace is responsible because they do nothing to stop the firing of Kassam rockets. [The former chief rabbi also said it was] forbidden to risk the lives of Jews in Sderot or the lives of IDF soldiers for fear of injuring or killing Palestinian noncombatants living in Gaza.”
http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Eliyahu-advocates-carpet-bombing-Gaza

[Note: written in 2007, the year before the Gaza massacre of 2008]

2007

“If they [Palestinians] don’t stop after we kill 100, then we must kill 1,000. And if they don’t stop after 1,000, then we must kill 10,000. If they still don’t stop we must kill 100,000. Even a million. Whatever it takes to make them stop.”
http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Eliyahu-advocates-carpet-bombing-Gaza
Rabbi Yona Metzger
(Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi in Israel 2008)
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yona_Metzger

Feb 2008

“Take all the poor people from Gaza to move them to a wonderful new modern country with trains, buses and cars, like in Arizona. This will be a solution for the poor people-they will have a nice country, and we (the Jews) shall have our country and we shall live in peace.”
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/opinion/the-rabbi-lights-the-fuse-1.239528

Rabbi Yisrael Rosen
(founded the office for “conversion to Judaism” in the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and he is a judge there)
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yisrael_Rosen

26 March 2008

“All of the Palestinians must be killed; men, women, infants, and even their beasts.”
http://www.middleeasteye.net/columns/governments-media-combine-support-israels-mythical-kingdom-1351399981

[Note from author: Rosen – an authority able to issue religious opinions for Jews – wrote that Palestinians are like the nation of the Amalekites that attacked the Israelite tribes on their way to Jerusalem after they had fled from Egypt under the leadership of Moses.

He wrote that the Lord set down in the Torah a ruling that allowed the Jews to kill the Amalekites, and that this ruling is known in Jewish jurisprudence. Effectively this allows, and encourages unconscionable acts of genocide by Israel.]
[Journalist’s translation of the scripture quoted by Rosen directed at Pope Benedict XVI’s 2009 visit to the “Wailing Wall”] Rosen’s far-from-endearing message to the pope was that Jesus was a false messiah who deserved to die, but Catholics could be utilized to help Israel fight a war against fundamentalist Islam.

http://www.jpost.com/Features/Front-Lines/Religious-Affairs-Leaps-of-faith

Rabbi Shlomo Aviner
(considered one of the spiritual leaders of the Religious Zionist movement)

2008

[Note: this was distributed to IDF by IDF Chief Rabbi before onslaught on Gaza 2008]

“When you show mercy to a cruel enemy, you are being cruel to pure and honest soldiers. This is terribly immoral. These are not games at the amusement park where sportsmanship teaches one to make concessions. This is a war on murderers.”

“Is it possible to compare today’s Palestinians to the Philistines of the past? And if so, is it possible to apply lessons today from the military tactics of Samson and David?…..A comparison is possible because the Philistines of the past were not natives and had invaded from a foreign land … They invaded the Land of Israel, a land that did not belong to them and claimed political ownership over our country … Today the problem is the same. The Palestinians claim they deserve a state here, when in reality there was never a Palestinian or Arab state within the borders of our country.”

Rabbi Manis Friedman
(Dean of Bais Chana Women International)

2009

“I don’t believe in western morality, i.e. don’t kill civilians or children, don’t destroy holy sites, don’t fight during holiday seasons, don’t bomb cemeteries, don’t shoot until they shoot first because it is immoral. The only way to fight a moral war is the Jewish way: “Destroy their holy sites. Kill men, women and children (and cattle).” The first Israeli prime minister who declares that he will follow the Old Testament will finally bring peace to the Middle East. First, the Arabs will stop using children as shields. Second, they will stop taking hostages knowing that we will not be intimidated. Third, with their holy sites destroyed, they will stop believing that G-d is on their side. Result: no civilian casualties, no children in the line of fire, no false sense of righteousness, in fact, no war. Zero tolerance for stone throwing, for rockets, for kidnapping will mean that the state has achieved sovereignty. Living by Torah values will make us a light unto the nations who suffer defeat because of a disastrous morality of human invention.”
[Answer for the question “How Should Jews Treat Their Arab Neighbors?” for the “Moment” magazine – since removed]

“If your children are threatened, you do whatever it takes – and you don’t have to apologize,”
http://en.m.wikiquote.org/wiki/Manis_Friedman

Rabbi Yaacov Shapira (Lubavitch)
(endorsed by Rabbis Dov Lior, Rabbi Yithak Ginzburg and Rabbi Yaakov Yosef)

November 9 2009

“…anyone who weakens our own state by word or similar action is considered a pursuer…Hindrances—babies are found many times in this situation. They block the way to rescue by their presence and do so completely by force. Nevertheless, they may be killed because their presence aids murder. There is justification for killing babies if it is clear that they will grow up to harm us, and in such a situation they may be harmed deliberately, and not only during combat with adults.”

“In religious law, we have found that non-Jews are generally suspected of shedding Jewish blood, and in war, this suspicion becomes a great deal stronger. One must consider killing even babies, who have not violated the seven Noahide laws, because of the future danger that will be caused if they are allowed to grow up to be as wicked as their parents.”

“The commandments in the book do not suffice only with gentiles; you can also find in them approval to attack leftist professors: every citizen in the kingdom opposing us who encourages the fighters or expresses satisfaction with their actions is considered a pursuer and his killing is permissible…..and also considered a pursuer is someone whose remarks weaken our kingdom or have a similar effect.
http://coteret.com/2009/11/09/settler-rabbi-publishes-the-complete-guide-to-killing-non-jews/

[Note: Funded by Israeli govt – http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1128767.html

and US government –
http://coteret.com/2009/12/15/us-tax-dollars-fund-rabbi-who-sanctioned-killing-gentile-babies-and-incited-torching-of-yasuf-mosque/
]

David Rotem
(Yisrael Beitinu, chairs the Knesset’s committee on constitution, law and justice)

2010

“Every Jewish community needs at least one Arab, otherwise, who will repair my fridge when it breaks down on the Sabbath?”
http://972mag.com/%E2%80%9Cevery-jewish-community-needs-its-nigger%E2%80%9D/4130/

“Israel is a Jewish and democratic state, not a state of all its citizens”
http://isoleraisrael.nu/?p=868

Martin Kramer
(President of Shalem College in Jerusalem)
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Kramer

Feb 2010

[Kramer proposed that the number of Palestinian children born in the Gaza Strip should be deliberately curbed, and alleged that this would] “happen faster if the West stops providing pro-natal subsidies to Palestinians with refugee status.”

[Due to the Israeli blockade, the vast majority of Palestinians in Gaza are now dependent on UN food aid. Neither the UN, nor any other agencies, provide Palestinians with specifically] “pro-natal subsidies.” [Kramer appeared to be equating any humanitarian assistance at all with inducement for Palestinians to reproduce.]

[He added,] “Israel’s present sanctions on Gaza have a political aim — undermine the Hamas regime — but if they also break Gaza’s runaway population growth, and there is some evidence that they have, that might begin to crack the culture of martyrdom which demands a constant supply of superfluous young men.” [This, he claimed, would be treating the issue of Islamic radicalization] “at its root.”

[The 1948 UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, created in the wake of the Nazi holocaust, defines genocide to include measures “intended to prevent births within” a specific “national, ethnic, racial or religious group.”]
http://electronicintifada.net/content/harvard-fellow-calls-genocidal-measure-curb-palestinian-births/8692

Video of his “talk” given at Harvard University:

http://www.martinkramer.org/sandbox/2010/02/superfluous-young-men/

Yaacov Katz
(Knesset Member, served under Ariel Sharon both in military and government)

December 2010

“We must arrest all Bedouins, put them in pounds and shoot a bullet to the head of those who head the convoys. Three or four Bedouins will be shot down, and the convoys will stop. Put all the Bedouins in a pound and the smuggling will stop as well,”
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4005842,00.html

Israeli Orthodox “family magazine” editorial in “Fountains of Salvation”

2011

“It will be interesting to see whether they leave the assembly of the Amalekites [Palestinians] in extermination camps to others, or whether they will declare that wiping out Amalek is no longer [historically] relevant. Only time will tell…”
http://www.richardsilverstein.com/2011/01/12/israels-orthodox-rabbis-palestinians-to-the-ovens/

Ya’akov Ne’eman
(Israeli Justice Minister)

2011

“The number one problem of Jews living outside of Israel is the departure of very large percentages that disappear from the Jewish world accomplishing what accursed Hitler did not. Today among the Jews living outside of Israel there is horrible assimilation.

Shimon Peres (president and prime minister)

February 2011

“The world must learn from what happened in Gaza. Democracy begins with elections, but does not end with elections. Democracy is civilization and if the wrong side is elected it brings democracy to an end…the world saw very well what happened in Gaza when there was pressure for democratic elections and a radical and dangerous movement was elected, which has not permitted even one day of democracy for the Gaza residents.”

[Note: Peres has his own definition of “democracy”. This coming from a state whose leaders and rabbis dismiss goyim notions of “democracy”. An apartheid, racist, war criminal state that puts the blame for the deaths in Gaza on the residents of Gaza. “Self genocide”]

Gilad Sharon
(son of Ariel)

November 2012

“We need to flatten entire neighborhoods in Gaza. Flatten all of Gaza. The Americans didn’t stop with Hiroshima – the Japanese weren’t surrendering fast enough, so they hit Nagasaki, too.

There should be no electricity in Gaza, no gasoline or moving vehicles, nothing. Then they’d really call for a ceasefire.

Were this to happen, the images from Gaza might be unpleasant – but victory would be swift, and the lives of our soldiers and civilians spared.”

“There is no middle path here – either the Gazans and their infrastructure are made to pay the price, or we reoccupy the entire Gaza Strip.”
http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-Ed-Contributors/A-decisive-conclusion-is-necessary

Amnon Yitzhak
(preacher who founded a political party “Power to Influence”)

2012

“the dark skin of Sudanese people is a punishment from Yahweh”
“if a Jewish woman goes out with a Sudanese man, she will end up in Africa, climbing trees and eating bananas”

David Sheen article: http://cosmos.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/php/art.php?aid=171876

2014

On the Pope’s visit..

“those who are going to meet the pope today and shake his hands are the ultimate source of impurity. Is this what they were chosen for?”

“Why are you degrading yourself?…You are a representative of the State of Israel. What are you a rabbi for? To purify the sheretz [Hebrew word that in Jewish legal parlance means both vermin and a source of ritual impurity that cannot be purified.]?
http://www.timesofisrael.com/popular-israeli-rabbi-derides-pope/#ixzz3LpwOvv4L

“none of the wisest rabbis allow women drivers….After all, what is a car? It is a replacement for the carriage. There were never any female carriage drivers….It is immodest for a woman to drive.”
http://www.timesofisrael.com/rabbi-says-women-shouldnt-drive/#ixzz3Lrv8xLMl

Eli Yishai
(Interior Minister)

2012

“[he would use] all the tools to expel the foreigners..Israel belongs to the white man.”
http://electronicintifada.net/content/sudanese-face-expulsion-minister-declares-israel-belongs-white-man/11394

“Many women were raped by foreigners and are afraid to complain, so people won’t think they are AIDS carriers.”
http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/israeli-lawmaker-miri-regev-heaven-forbid-we-compare-africans-human-beings

“I want everyone to be able to walk the streets without fear or trepidation … The migrants are giving birth to hundreds of thousands, and the Zionist dream is dying.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/20/israel-netanyahu-african-immigrants-jewish?newsfeed=true

“non – jewish prople living in Israel shouldn’t be allowed to reproduce”

The “Jewish gene” – his argument against intermarriage. (The master race)

Benjamin Babayof
(Tel Aviv city councillor for Shas Party)

2012

Calling for segregation of buses for Africans —

“A bad smell wafts from them and may, God forbid, lead to all kinds of diseases”

— Max Blumenthal’s Goliath: Life and loathing in greater Israel
and
http://cosmos.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/php/art.php?aid=171876

Avi Dichter
(Former head of Shin Bet, Minister of Home Front Defense 2012)

2012

“there is no other choice, Israel must carry out a formatting action in Gaza, actually format the system and clean it out, the way we did in Judea & Samaria during Operation Defensive Shield.”
Ynet news (Hebrew)
http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/amid-calls-more-war-crimes-israel-minister-hopes-attacks-will-reformat-gaza

May Golan
(appointed by Likud [Netanyahu party] to its steering committee on African refugees)

Oct 28 2012 – Dec 2013

“I’m proud to be a racist”
http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/may-you-be-raped-your-grave-says-new-darling-israels-ruling-likud-party

Miri Regev
(lawmaker, former spokesperson for IDF, Likud Party)

2012

On African immigrants…

“The phenomenon of infiltration is a phenomenon that is spreading everywhere in the State of Israel: South Tel Aviv, Arad, Eilat, Orr Akiva, Pardes Hanna.

I spoke of the phenomenon of infiltration that is spreading in the manner that the phenomenon of cancer spreads in the human body.

Heaven forbid, I did not talk about human beings and I did not compare them to human beings. If someone feels hurt by that statement, or understood my statement incorrectly, or if my statement were incorrectly interpreted, I apologize for this.”
http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/israeli-lawmaker-miri-regev-heaven-forbid-we-compare-africans-human-beings

July 2014

“The Torah of Israel guides us in all walks of life, private and public, on how to behave during war and also how to keep moral standards.

The Maharal from Prague (Rabbi Judah Loew – A.K.), in his book Gur Arye, clearly writes that… in all wars the attacked people are allowed to attack fiercely the people from whom the attackers came from and they do not have to check if he personally belongs to the fighters.

Therefore, during war the attacked people are allowed to punish the enemy population in any punishment it finds worthy, such as denying supplies or electricity and also to bomb the whole area according to the discretion of the army minister and not to just simply endanger soldier’s lives but to take crushing deterrence steps to exterminate the enemy.

In the case of Gaza, the Minister of Defense will be allowed to instruct even the destruction of Gaza so that the south will no longer suffer and to avoid harm to our people who have been suffering for so long from the surrounding enemies.

Any kind of talk about humanism and consideration are moot when speaking of saving our brothers in the south and in the rest of the country and bringing back quiet to our country.
http://972mag.com/nstt_feeditem/israeli-rabbi-its-okay-to-kill-innocent-civilians-and-destroy-gaza/

Rabbi Ariel Bareli

2013

“If we blur this message and say this is a country for all its citizen, and the other automatically becomes a citizen with equal rights, and you don’t have any special privileges just because you are a Jew, unfortunately, in moral terms, that’s like scoring a goal against your own team.”
http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/rabbi-patrols-israeli-town-drive-away-africans-video

Campaign for a Jew only Sderot

Shimon Gapso
(Mayor of Upper Nazareth)

Aug 2013

“Upper Nazareth is a Jewish city, and no Arab school will be built there as long as I am mayor. There are alternative solutions. … The main problem is that they want to cause a provocation. It starts with a school, but then they’ll want a mosque and a church. We have to nip it in the bud. … Anyone who wants to live in the Jewish city of Upper Nazareth should consider that he will have to drive or somehow transport his kids to a school somewhere else.”
http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2013/08/upper-nazareth-mayor-arab-free.html#

“[Christmas trees are] a provocation…Nazareth Illit [Upper Nazareth] is a Jewish city and it will not happen – not this year and not next year, so long as I am a mayor,”

http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/forbidden-celebrate-israels-war-christmas-continues-despite-netanyahus-claim

“Upper Nazareth is a Jewish town and all its symbols are Jewish….As long as I hold office, no non-Jewish symbol will be presented in the city.”
– See more at: http://www.jonathan-cook.net/2012-12-24/the-terror-lurking-in-a-christmas-tree/#.dpuf

Yair Lapid
(head of the Yesh Atid party and Finance minister 2013)

2013

“What I want is not a new Middle East, but to be rid of them (Arabs) and put a tall fence between us and them…. The important thing is to maintain a Jewish majority in the Land of Israel.”
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/164389#.VIxiCmK9KSN

Rabbi Boruch Dov Lesches
(Australia, Tel Aviv born and raised)

2013

“goyim have nothing else to do in life, [and therefore are] only thinking 24 hours about sex with each other, members of their own families and with dogs.”
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/victims-may-have-consented-rabbi-20130622-2op7d.html
http://media.theage.com.au/news/national-news/rabbis-shocking-comments-on-sexual-abuse-4509977.html

Rabbis Aharon Leib Shteinman and Chaim Kanievsky (Europe)

2013

“getting close to gentiles is a sore evil, as we learn from their acts and – God forbid – eventually assimilate between them. When they get close, God separates between them by increasing the nations’ hatred.”
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4371295,00.htm

Michael Ben-Ari
(former Knesset member, labelled “terrorist” by US)

Racist demo:

May 2012

Racist demo organized from his office

December 2013

June 2014

“transfer pain to the cruel enemy [and] make Ramadan into a month of darkness for them!”
“[Palestinian children are] little terrorists”
“death to the enemy, evacuation, and wiping off of [their] smile. And start with Haneen Zoabi (Arab Knesset Member)”
http://plodelegation.us/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Incitement-Report-June.pdf

“Brothers! Beloved soldiers and commanders – preserve your lives! Don’t give a hoot about Goldstone! There are no innocents in Gaza, don’t let any diplomats who want to look good in the world endanger your lives at any tiniest concern for your lives – Mow them!,”
http://www.hakolhayehudi.co.il/?p=47035

Ayelet Shaked
(Israeli lawmaker)

1 July 2014 (the day before Muhammad Abu Khudair was kidnapped and burned alive)

“This is an article by the late Uri Elitzur, which was written 12 years ago, but remained unpublished. It is as relevant today as it was at the time.”

“This is a war between two people. Who is the enemy? The Palestinian people.”

“What’s so horrifying about understanding that the entire Palestinian people is the enemy?”

“They are all enemy combatants, and their blood shall be on all their heads. Now this also includes the mothers of the martyrs, who send them to hell with flowers and kisses. They should follow their sons, nothing would be more just. They should go, as should the physical homes in which they raised the snakes (translation?). Otherwise, more little snakes (translation?) will be raised there.”

http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/israeli-lawmakers-call-genocide-palestinians-gets-thousands-facebook-likes

Rabbi Noam Perel
(World Bnei Akiva secretary general)

On the deaths of the three Israeli settlers…

2014

“Three corpses of our youths were found cast on the field, an entire nation and thousands of years of history demands revenge, the government of Israel is convening for a revenge hearing which is not about mourning, the master of the house has gone crazy at the sight of the corpses of its sons, a government which will turn the army that was searching into vengeful soldiers, soldiers that will not stop at 300 Philistine foreskins.”
https://desertpeace.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/rabbi-calls-for-more-bloodshed-via-facbook/

Dr. Mordechai Keidar
(lecturer on Arabic literature at Bar Ilan University, former IDF intel)

July 2014

“I’m telling you, I’m talking about them, I’m not talking about what we can do or not do. I’m telling you what they live in. This is the only thing that deters a suicide bomber. If he knows that when he pulls the trigger, or blows himself up, his sister will be raped. That’s it. That’s the only thing that will bring him back home, to keep the honor of his sister. This is the culture of the Middle East. I didn’t create it, but this is the situation.”
http://972mag.com/nstt_feeditem/israeli-scholar-only-raping-the-sister-of-a-palestinian-can-deter-him/

Elazar Stern
(a former general and a member of justice minister Tzipi Livni’s Hatnuah [“The Movement”] party)

July 2014

“When we shoot at a house in Gaza, it is also in order for Gazans to live better…
I’m telling you that the missiles we shoot into Gaza are not only to save lives in Tel Aviv and Asheklon but also to save lives in Gaza,”

http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/cut-power-gaza-dialysis-patients-knesset-deputy-speaker-urges

Moshe Feiglin
(deputy speaker of the Knesset, head of the Manhigut Yehudit (“Jewish Leadership”) faction of Israel’s governing Likud party)

1995

“Hitler was an unparalleled military genius. Nazism promoted Germany from a low to a fantastic physical and ideological status. The ragged, trashy youth body turned into a neat and orderly part of society and Germany received an exemplary regime, a proper justice system and public order. Hitler savored good music. He would paint. This was no bunch of thugs.”
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/yossi-sarid-feiglin-his-cronies-are-fascists-by-any-definition-1.259197

July 9 2014

“The blood of a dialysis patient in Gaza is not redder than the blood of our IDF [Israeli army] soldiers who will, God forbid, need to enter [Gaza]..
Therefore I call on the prime minister who we all support in this difficult hour, before we send the IDF into Gaza, we should simply shut down their electricity,
http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/cut-power-gaza-dialysis-patients-knesset-deputy-speaker-urges

August 1 2014

“What is required now is that we internalize the fact that Oslo is finished, that this is our country – our country exclusively, including Gaza.

There are no two states, and there are no two peoples. There is only one state for one people.”

“(2) Defining the tasks

Conquest of the entire Gaza Strip, and annihilation of all fighting forces and their supporters.

(3) Defining the strategic goal:

To turn Gaza into Jaffa, a flourishing Israeli city with a minimum number of hostile civilians.

(4) Defining war ethics: “Woe to the evildoer, and woe to his neighbor”

In light of these four points, Israel must do the following:

a) The IDF [Israeli army] shall designate certain open areas on the Sinai border, adjacent to the sea, in which the civilian population will be concentrated, far from the built-up areas that are used for launches and tunneling. In these areas, tent encampments will be established, until relevant emigration destinations are determined.

The supply of electricity and water to the formerly populated areas will be disconnected.

b) The formerly populated areas will be shelled with maximum fire power. The entire civilian and military infrastructure of Hamas, its means of communication and of logistics, will be destroyed entirely, down to their foundations.

c) The IDF will divide the Gaza Strip laterally and crosswise, significantly expand the corridors, occupy commanding positions, and exterminate nests of resistance, in the event that any should remain.

d) Israel will start searching for emigration destinations and quotas for the refugees from Gaza. Those who wish to emigrate will be given a generous economic support package, and will arrive at the receiving countries with considerable economic capabilities.

e) Those who insist on staying, if they can be proven to have no affiliation with Hamas, will be required to publicly sign a declaration of loyalty to Israel, and receive a blue ID card similar to that of the Arabs of East Jerusalem.

f) When the fighting will end, Israeli law will be extended to cover the entire Gaza Strip, the people evicted from the Gush Katif will be invited to return to their settlements, and the city of Gaza and its suburbs will be rebuilt as true Israeli touristic and commercial cities.”
Original – https://www.facebook.com/MFeiglin/posts/695450140534104
Translated at EI – http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/concentrate-and-exterminate-israel-parliament-deputy-speakers-gaza-genocide-plan

Giora Eiland
(Israeli Major-General)

August 5 2014

“Since Gaza is in fact a state in a military confrontation with us, the proper way to put pressure on them is to bring to a full stop the supplies from Israel to Gaza, not only of electricity and fuel, but also of food and water,”

“why should Gaza’s residents suffer? Well, they are to blame for this situation just like Germany’s residents were to blame for electing Hitler as their leader and paid a heavy price for that, and rightfully so.”
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4554583,00.html
http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/rania-khalek/how-liberal-zionists-enable-israels-genocidal-ambitions
http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/starve-or-surrender-cut-all-food-and-water-gaza-says-israeli-general

http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/rania-khalek/killing-40-civilians-one-go-reasonable-says-israel-army-ethicist

Did you know…?

2014

First, some context is in order.

On November 21 2012 a ceasefire agreement was reached, with Egypt as the intermediary, after Israel took part in a short but vicious pummeling of Gaza (again, when peace nearly “broke out”).

Here’s how this agreement read:

Israel shall stop all hostilities in the Gaza Strip land sea and air, including incursions and targeting of individuals.

“All Palestinian factions shall stop all hostilities from the Gaza Strip against Israel, including rocket attacks and all attacks along the border.

“Opening the crossings and facilitating the movement of people and transfer of goods and refraining from restricting residents’ free movements and targeting residents in border areas. Procedures of implementation shall be dealt with after 24 hours from the start of the ceasefire.

“Other matters as may be requested shall be addressed.”

“Implementation mechanism.

“Setting up the zero hour understanding to enter into effect.

“Egypt shall receive assurances from each party that the party commits to what was agreed upon.

“Each party shall commit itself not to perform any acts that would breach this understanding. In case of any observations, Egypt as a sponsor of this understanding, shall be informed to follow up.”
http://blog.thejerusalemfund.org/2014/02/israelgaza-cease-fire-dynamics-breakdown.html

All attacks immediately ceased on the Palestinian side in Gaza.

The ceasefire was just as immediately breached, and continued to be breached almost daily by Israel.

Within just the first three months…
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Nine people would also die over the next year in Gaza, with 27 being killed in the West Bank.

Hamas didn’t fire a single projectile throughout. The first projectile fired by other groups in Gaza didn’t occur until a month after the ceasefire (when their members were targeted).

Throughout 2013 there were a total of “32 rockets and 12 mortars” allegedly fired from Gaza. A 98% drop in numbers from the year before. None were fired by Hamas.

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Palestine was ignored (hidden) for this year by the mainstream media. The racist media turns a blind eye when only Arabs were dying and when Hamas showed, as it has done time and time again, that it was interested in a settlement.

Then came 2014.

29 Palestinians were killed from January to July before the slaughter in Gaza

Source: http://www.btselem.org/statistics/fatalities/after-cast-lead/by-date-of-death/westbank/palestinians-killed-by-israeli-security-forces

From January 1 to June 12 of this year, Israelis killed approximately 30 Palestinians, 4 of them children. None of the Israeli killers were held accountable for the murders. Mainstream media outlets almost never reported on any of these killings. Yet everyone was made aware of the names of the three Israelis allegedly abducted and murdered in June.
http://ifamericansknew.org/cur_sit/violence-gaza-14.html

Remember that “Operation Protective Edge” began on July 8.

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Hamas did not attack Israel first. Israel bombed the homes of three families and killed two Palestinians (one of whom was 10-years-old) in Gaza before a single Hamas rocket was launched back.
http://imeu.org/article/israels-west-bank-crackdown

Hamas, as they are doing now, kept to their part of the 2012 ceasefire and hadn’t fired ANY rockets. This fact was admitted to by Israeli and mainstream media.

Source: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/30/uk-palestinian-israel-idUKKBN0F51CZ20140630

— 13 MORE Palestinians would be murdered by Israel after the kidnapping of the Israeli settlers and BEFORE the first Hamas launched rockets on June 28 (Times of Israel)

Israel admitted that no rockets had been fired from Gaza by Hamas since 2012 even in the face of severe provocation and constant breaches of the ceasefire agreement.

“While Israel has maintained it holds Hamas responsible for all rocket attacks, officials have said that smaller groups, such as Islamic Jihad, are usually behind the rocket attacks, while Hamas squads generally attempt to thwart the rocket fire.
Hamas hasn’t fired rockets into Israel since Operation Pillar of Defense ended in November 2012, and has yet to take responsibility for this latest barrage.”

Hamas fires rockets for first time since 2012, Israeli officials say | The Times of Israel http://www.timesofisrael.com/hamas-fired-rockets-for-first-time-since-2012-israeli-officials-say/#ixzz3U7tydGRr

— 9 MORE Palestinians would die BEFORE “Operation Protective Edge” was launched on July 8

“Since the start of the large-scale crackdown on June 13, 2014, at least nine (as of June 27) Palestinians – mostly unarmed civilians – have been killed by Israeli soldiers or died as a result of their operations in the West Bank and Gaza, and scores more have been injured.”
http://imeu.org/article/israels-west-bank-crackdown

The godsend for Israel and Netanyahu in 2014 was the kidnapping of three Israeli settlers.

The Israeli teens were allegedly kidnapped on June 12th. The bodies would be “found” on June 30th a few kilometres from where they had gone missing. The Israeli government and intelligence service knew they were dead before June 14th when a burnt out car was found with the teenagers’ DNA.

The alleged kidnapping occurred just two weeks after the “Unity Government” between Hamas and Fatah had been set up (that is, it made no sense).
Source: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/06/abbas-hamas-palestinians-kidnapping-hebron-idf.html

The Israeli government and intelligence agencies knew that a phonecall had been received by police in which one of the Israelis told them that they were being kidnapped. And multiple gunshots were heard.

IDF officers and police would later admit that they knew they were looking for “dead bodies” from a “very early stage”.

“We don’t know yet what led the kidnappers to shoot the teens. But we know it happened quickly, within hours, maybe within an hour, of when they were taken,”
http://nypost.com/2014/06/30/bodies-of-abducted-israeli-teens-found-in-west-bank/

THE ISRAELIS WOULD WITHHOLD THIS INFORMATION TO WHIP UP THE FRENZY NECESSARY TO LAUNCH THE CARNAGE THAT THEY DID ON GAZA EVEN THOUGH THE ALLEGED KIDNAPPING OCCURRED IN THE WEST BANK.

14 June

Israeli Defence Minister claims that the boys are still alive
Source: http://www.boropark.com/yaalon-our-working-assumption-is-that-teens-are-alive/

16 June

IDF commander claims that the boys are still alive.
Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/181734#.VQI_WIZ4WrU

The recorded phonecall from one of the “kidnapped” Israelis was played for the parents the next day and when they asked what the “bangs” were, Israeli intelligence LIED and told them that it was “blanks” being fired.
Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/182438#.VQGDnoZ4WrV

When they found the car they also LIED to the parents and told them that no DNA (blood) was found in it. Nor did they mention the bullet cases also found.
Source: http://www.richardsilverstein.com/2014/07/02/israeli-police-plant-false-story-murdered-palestinian-boy-was-gay-flood-social-media-with-disinformation/

“When the boys’ bodies were found and the full recording was revealed to the public, Bat Galim Shaer (Gil-Ad’s mother) said the following: “Defense officials told us that the shots in the recording were blanks, because if they wanted to kill they would shoot directly and not warn them. We heard Gil-Ad shout ‘Ai’ and it sounded like a pinch, not like someone about to be murdered. They told us that evidently they had fired shots outside the windows, and that was the reason that cases were found on the sides of the car. We were really hopeful that they were alive.” If so, then the teen’s parents were also not told the truth.

Source: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/07/misleading-kidnapping-almoz-hamas-vengeance-hatred.html##ixzz3UE2Lj4CU

ISRAEL LIED TO THE PARENTS, THEIR OWN PEOPLE, THE US AND THE WORLD TO ENABLE THE GAZA MASSACRE.

The Israeli government placed a gag order on the Israeli media telling them not to report the deaths or investigation. Nothing was revealed by the Israeli media for a week except rumours that the Israelis were dead (June 19th)

July 1

The gag order lifted

Source: http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.602442

THE IDF KNEW. THE ISRAELI MEDIA KNEW. ISRAELI POLICE KNEW. NETANYAHU AND THE POLITICIANS BAYING FOR REVENGE KNEW.
http://mondoweiss.net/2014/06/maintains-missing-manipulation
http://electronicintifada.net/content/netanyahu-government-knew-teens-were-dead-it-whipped-racist-frenzy/13533

19 June

Netanyahu’s wife posts a #bringbackourboys photo on facebook
http://www.jpost.com/National-News/Sara-Netanyahu-joins-Bringbackourboys-campaign-for-kidnapped-Israeli-teens-359971

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June 23

US synagogues hold yellow ribbon events for their “safe return”.
http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2014/06/23/with-yellow-ribbons-the-bring-back-our-boys-campaign-spreads-in-baltimore/

June 24

Israel’s propaganda mouthpiece, “UN Watch” called for the teenagers’ mothers to go to the UN to ask for help in finding her son.
They went accompanied by the Israeli Foreign Minister WHO KNEW THAT THE ISRAELIS WERE DEAD.
Source: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/06/kidnapped-youths-mothers-speech-un-human-rights-council.html

“Every child has the right to return home safely from school”, Rachel Fraenkel (mother of one of the teens) told the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday morning in Geneva, as she urged the international community to help rescue her son and two other teenagers who were kidnapped by Hamas earlier this month.
http://www.jpost.com/Operation-Brothers-Keeper/WATCH-Rachel-Fraenkel-speaks-to-UN-Human-Rights-Council-360357

THE ISRAELI FOREIGN MINISTER SAT BESIDE THIS MOTHER AND LET HER MAKE THAT SPEECH IN THE FULL KNOWLEDGE THAT HER SON WAS DEAD.

THE JERUSALEM POST REPORTED HER SPEECH IN THE FULL KNOWLEDGE THAT THE ISRAELIS WERE DEAD.

The Israeli government and intelligence knew the identity of two of the alleged kidnappers within a day (they were executed in Hebron by the IDF).

And that they belonged to a family in the West Bank that had carried out attacks before WITHOUT Hamas leadership approval nor knowledge. And that this was no different. The Hamas leadership denied any involvement.
Source: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/06/qawasmeh-clan-hebron-hamas-leadership-mahmoud-abbas.html#

Members of the alleged perpetrators’ families were arrested the day after the “kidnapping”.

The names weren’t released until June 26th. 14 days after the alleged kidnapping, during which Hamas was constantly accused by the media and Netanyahu.
http://electronicintifada.net/content/netanyahu-government-knew-teens-were-dead-it-whipped-racist-frenzy/13533

A leaflet was distributed in the West Bank claiming that ISIS had carried out the killings of the Israeli settlers. And this was reported by the media until Netanyahu’s accusations. The report was quietly dropped the next day.
Source: http://countercurrentnews.com/2014/08/isis-in-the-west-bank-not-hamas-first-claimed-responsibility-for-kidnapping-those-israeli-teens/

The Israeli government watched as “yellow ribbon” and “Bring our boys home” events were rallied in the US and Israel IN THE FULL KNOWLEDGE THAT THE ISRAELIS WERE DEAD.

The Israeli government watched as a Facebook page (which would go on to receive 40,000 likes) was posted calling for the murder of a Palestinian prisoner every hour that the Israeli teenagers were “missing”.
http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/patrick-strickland/kill-palestinian-every-hour-says-new-israeli-facebook-page

The Israeli government watched as flash hate mobs formed in Jerusalem shouting “Death to Arabs”
http://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/chanting-jerusalem-ethnicity

Israel kidnapped 560 Palestinians (50 of which were released under a previous ceasefire agreement).
Source: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/6/18/israel-arrests-palestinians.html

The IDF raided 18 houses every day for almost 3 weeks “searching” for the 3 Israelis.

80 Israeli air strikes on GAZA in June had killed three “militants” and wounded more than a dozen other people.

$3 million in cash and property is stolen by the IDF.

IN THE FULL KNOWLEDGE THAT THE ISRAELI SETTLERS WERE DEAD.
Source: http://euromid.org/en/article/533

June 28

In spite of the Israeli rampage and assassinations, June 28 sees the FIRST Hamas rockets launched from Gaza.

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June 30

The Israeli bodies are found in a “shallow grave” just TEN kilometres from where the burned out car was found.

They lay in a shallow grave on property owned by Marwan Qawasmeh, one of the two men suspected in their kidnapping and killing.

http://electronicintifada.net/content/netanyahu-government-knew-teens-were-dead-it-whipped-racist-frenzy/13533

Netanyahu sent messages of revenge against Hamas, knowing full well that the Hamas leadership had nothing to do with the alleged kidnapping. He then disappeared for a few days while radicals take over online media and the streets.

Muhammad Abu Khudair, 16, is kidnapped, forced to drink petrol and burned alive on July 2nd. The day after the three Israelis’ funerals.

“Interrogation of six suspects in death of Mohammed Abu Khdeir reveals group attempted to kidnap 9-year-old boy in east Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina day before; one suspect confesses to killing.”
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4538687,00.html

Israel imposes another gag order on Muhammad Abu Khudair’s murder. Israeli police start a rumour that the kid was killed by his own family because he was “gay”.
Source: http://www.richardsilverstein.com/2014/07/02/israeli-police-plant-false-story-murdered-palestinian-boy-was-gay-flood-social-media-with-disinformation/

“Yishai Fraenkel, uncle of Naftali Fraenkel, called upon Israelis and Palestinians to “refrain from any type of violence” following the deaths of the four young men.
“The life of an Arab is equally precious to that of a Jew. Blood is blood, and murder is murder, whether that murder is Jewish or Arab,” Fraenkel told CTV News Channel in a telephone interview from Israel.

“There’s no justification whatsoever to revenge or do anything as a result of the barbaric murder of my nephew.”

http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/revenge-is-unjustified-says-uncle-of-murdered-israeli-teen-1.1896035#ixzz36Nlhv7cq

Of course, this was ignored and buried.

The following days and weeks are all too familiar….

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And now the cycle starts over again. Gaza is devastated. Israel breaks the ceasefire agreement on a daily basis. Palestinians are murdered. Now attention is turned to the West Bank where more land is stolen and their places of worship are desecrated while Gaza dies a slow death waiting for the next globally excused massacre.

When peace leads to massacre

Part Four

DOES ISRAEL EVEN WANT PEACE?

You tell me…

2000

“(Barak) promised peace and brought war, and not by accident. While speaking about peace, he enlarged the settlements. Cut the Palestinian territories into pieces by ‘by-pass’ roads. Confiscated lands. Demolished homes. Uprooted trees. Paralyzed the Palestinian economy..Conducted negotiations in which he tried to dictate to the Palestinians a peace that amounts to capitulation. Was not satisfied with the fact that by accepting the Green Line, the Palestinians had already given up 78% of their historic homeland. Demanded the annexation of ‘settlement blocs” and pretended that they amount only to 3% of the territory, while in fact he meant more than 20% would remain under Israeli control. Wanted to coerce the Palestinians to accept a ‘state’ cut off from all its neighbors and composed of several enclaves isolated from each other, each surrounded by Israeli settlers and soldiers…Boasts publicly that he has not given back to the Palestinians one inch of territory…When the intifada broke out, sent snipers to shoot, in cold blood from a distance, hundreds of unarmed demonstrators, adults and children. Blockaded each village and town separately, bringing them to the verge of starvation, in order to get them to surrender. Bombarded neighborhoods. Started a policy of mafia-style ‘liquidations’, causing an inevitable escalation of the violence.” — Israeli peace activist, Uri Avnery, February 3, 2001, http://www.gush-shalom.org

“During the six-year period 2001 and 2007 Israel has, on average, killed more Palestinians per year than it killed during the first 20 years of occupation. Moreover, since the eruption of the second intifada (in 2000) Israelis have killed almost twice as many Palestinians as they killed in the preceding 34 years”

http://www.israelsoccupation.info/sites/default/files/From%20Colonization%20to%20Separation%20-TWQ.pdf

“During the past two decades the number of settlers in the West Bank has increased by about a quarter of a million people, from 111,600 settlers in 1993 to more than 350,000 in 2013. If one includes East Jerusalem, then well over half a million Jews now live in the territories from which Israel promised – back in September 1993 – that it would withdraw.”
http://www.israelsoccupation.info/sites/default/files/From%20Colonization%20to%20Separation%20-TWQ.pdf

9126 Palestinians have been murdered by Israel since 2000
1523 children have been murdered by Israel since 2000
2269 died last year alone in Gaza over 50 days, 1400 died in 2008-9 over 30 days, 1032 died in 2002

1 Palestinian child has died every 2.5 days for 15 years.

No “rockets” have been fired from the West Bank but more than 25% of Palestinian fatalities occurred there…

1792 West Bank civilians have been killed by Israeli military. Including 317 children and 53 women.

41 West Bank civilians have been killed by Israeli civilians

804 of which weren’t “involved in hostilities”, and a further 404 “not known if they were ‘involved in hostilities'”.
29 September 2000 – 26 December 2008
http://www.btselem.org/statistics/fatalities/before-cast-lead/by-date-of-event

(That is, in any language, 1208 innocents.)

[Note: “hostilities” can range from “throwing stones”, alleged “suspicious activity”, or an alleged activity based solely on the word of those who killed them, to actual acts of violence that can lead to death or injury]

122 West Bank Palestinians (of which 25 were children) have been killed by Israeli military

8 West Bank Palestinians have been killed by Israeli civilians

46 West Bank Palestinians were killed in 2014 alone.

19 January 2009 – 31 January 2015
http://www.btselem.org/statistics/fatalities/after-cast-lead/by-date-of-event

“we found that this pattern — in which Israel is more likely than Palestine to kill first after a conflict pause — becomes more pronounced for longer conflict pauses. Indeed, of the 25 periods of nonviolence lasting longer than a week, Israel unilaterally interrupted 24, or 96%, and it unilaterally interrupted 100% of the 14 periods of nonviolence lasting longer than 9 days.”

“Thus, a pattern does exist: it is overwhelmingly Israel, not Palestine, that kills first following a lull. Indeed, it is virtually always Israel that kills first after a lull lasting more than a week.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nancy-kanwisher/reigniting-violence-how-d_b_155611.html

2001

On July 25, as Israeli and Palestinian Authority security officials meet to shore up a six-week-old ceasefire, Israel assassinates a senior Hamas member in Nablus. Nine days later, Hamas responds with a suicide bombing in a Jerusalem pizzeria.
http://imeu.org/article/self-defense-or-provocation-israels-history-of-breaking-ceasefires

On November 23, Israel assassinates senior Hamas militant, Mahmoud Abu Hanoud. At the time, Hamas was adhering to an agreement made with PLO head Yasser Arafat not to attack targets inside of Israel. Following the killing, respected Israeli military correspondent of the right-leaning Yediot Ahronot newspaper, Alex Fishman, writes in a front-page story: “We again find ourselves preparing with dread for a new mass terrorist attack within the Green Line [Israel’s pre-1967 border]… Whoever gave a green light to this act of liquidation knew full well that he is thereby shattering in one blow the gentleman’s agreement between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority; under that agreement, Hamas was to avoid in the near future suicide bombings inside the Green Line…” A week later, Hamas responds with bombings in Jerusalem and Haifa.
http://imeu.org/article/self-defense-or-provocation-israels-history-of-breaking-ceasefires

2002

On January 14, Israel assassinates Raed Karmi, a militant leader in the Fatah party, following a ceasefire agreed to by all Palestinian militant groups the previous month (December 16 2001), leading to its cancellation. Later in January, the first suicide bombing by the Fatah linked Al-Aqsa Martyr’s Brigade takes place.
http://imeu.org/article/self-defense-or-provocation-israels-history-of-breaking-ceasefires

JERUSALEM, July 24— Tanzim, the Palestinian militia connected to Yasir Arafat’s Fatah faction, was preparing to announce a unilateral cease-fire with Israel before an Israeli warplane dropped a one-ton bomb early Tuesday on a Hamas leader’s home in Gaza City, Palestinian officials and Western diplomats said today.

Israeli officials acknowledged that they had known of a possible Palestinian cease-fire proposal before the bomb was dropped, but they dismissed it as a futile attempt by Palestinians without influence over terrorist groups. http://www.nytimes.com/2002/07/25/world/palestinian-cease-fire-was-in-works-before-israeli-strike.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm

2003

June —”Measured on the scale of IDF killings, Palestinian strikes have been few and far between. The asymmetry was starkly exposed during Hamas’s unilateral ceasefire, begun in June 2003, and maintained throughout the summer (51 days) despite the Israeli campaign of raids and mass arrests that followed, in which some 300 Hamas cadres were seized from the West Bank.
On August 19 2003, a self-proclaimed “Hamas” cell from Hebron [the same group who were allegedly involved in the kidnapping of the three settlers in 2014], disowned and denounced by the official leadership, blew up a bus in west Jerusalem, upon which Israel promptly assassinated the Hamas ceasefire’s negotiator, Ismail Abu Shanab. Hamas, in turn, responded. In return, the Palestinian Authority and Arab states cut funding to its charities and, in September 2003, the EU declared the whole Hamas movement to be a terrorist organization – a longstanding demand of Tel Aviv.”

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2008/dec/30/gaza-hamas-palestinians-israel1

August

“Five Israeli missiles incinerated Ismail Abu Shanab in Gaza City yesterday, killing one of the most powerful voices for peace in Hamas and destroying the ceasefire that Palestinian leaders believed would avert civil war.
Israeli helicopters struck the car carrying the third most senior Hamas leader in retaliation for Tuesday’s suicide bombing of a Jerusalem bus on Tuesday, killing 20 mostly orthodox Jews, including six children.

The missiles also buried a seven-week ceasefire already strained by Israeli killings of Islamic militants and retaliatory suicide bombings, and threw the US-led road map to peace deeper into crisis.

Ariel Sharon could not have been in any doubt that killing Abu Shanab would wreck the ceasefire. He was widely seen as more pragmatic than fellow leaders. He broke a taboo within Hamas by recognising that there would have to be a Palestinian state alongside Israel, not in place of it.

Abu Shanab’s son, Hamza, said his father had wanted the ceasefire to continue. “He was trying to unite the Palestinian people and the ceasefire was uniting people.”

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2003/aug/22/israel3

January 2004

“Hamas has proposed a protracted peace with Israel in return for a full Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem. Hamas founder and spiritual leader, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, told reporters in Gaza earlier this week that the movement would be willing to end armed resistance in return for a “true and genuine” Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, with Jerusalem as its capital…..Despite a virtual suspension of Palestinian resistance attacks, Israeli attacks against Palestinian civilians continued unabated. On 21 January, Israeli army bulldozers once more rolled onto the streets of Rafah, flattening more than 40 homes…..Israel’s “final solution” (the code-name of the IDF operation in Rafah), was followed by the killing of at least five Palestinians, including an 11-year-old boy in Gaza.
http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2004/675/re1.htm

March and April 2004

Just two months after the offer of a ten year ceasefire in return for internationally agreed upon and legitimate Palestinian demands, Yassin and Hamas leader Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi, were assassinated.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3636207.stm

January 2005 (— June 2006 Hamas 16 month ceasefire)

“The Palestinians also want the US to monitor Israeli actions to ensure that Mr Sharon does not use relatively small breaches of the ceasefire, perhaps by renegade Palestinian factions, as a pretext to resume attacks on the Gaza strip.
The Israeli army carried out raids on Saturday night in which four wanted Palestinian men were arrested in Nablus and near Hebron. The military’s continued detention of Palestinians, and more specifically their killing when they resisted arrest, was an important factor in the collapse of a 2003 ceasefire after 51 days.”

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2005/jan/24/israel

July 2005 (still committed to ceasefire despite provocations)

“Hamas says it remains committed to observing the ceasefire, despite the assassination by Israel of at least eight of its resistance cadres. Israeli warplanes on Friday carried out two pinpoint missile attacks on two Palestinian vehicles in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, killing at least eight Hamas resistance activists.”

http://electronicintifada.net/content/hamas-we-are-committed-ceasefire/5673

2005

STARVING GAZA: The myths about the blockade of Gaza are so legion that it is almost impossible to disentangle them. But let’s try tackling a few.

The first is that the blockade was a necessary response to the election of Hamas.

Tell that to John Wolfensohn, special envoy to the Quartet, comprising the US, UN, Europe and Russia, from May 2005 whose job it was to oversee the disengagement. Wolfensohn was succeeded by the far less principled former British prime minister, Tony Blair.

In an interview with the Haaretz newspaper in 2007, Wolfensohn explained why he had resigned in April 2006 after a brief tenure. Shortly after the disengagement in summer 2005, he said, Israel and the US had violated the understandings made to ensure the border crossings into Gaza remained open after Jewish settlers left. “Every aspect of that agreement was abrogated,” he said.

The economy collapsed as a result, as Gaza’s farmers saw their produce rot at the crossings, and unemployment and disillusionment among Gazans skyrocketed. “Instead of hope, the Palestinians saw that they were put back in prison. And with 50 per cent unemployment, you would have conflict.

It was the closure of the crossings in fact that Wolfensohn believes explains Hamas’s success in the subsequent elections, in early 2006. So, in other words, Israel’s blockade pre- existed Hamas’s rise to power and began when Fatah was still the ruler of Gaza.

The second myth is that the blockade was an attempt, if a futile one, to get Hamas to recognise Israel’s “right to exist”.

Tell that to Dov Weisglass, former prime minister Ariel Sharon’s fixer in Washington. It was he who suggested the true goal of the blockade that Israel intensified immediately following Hamas’s electoral triumph. The policy would be “like an appointment with a dietitian. The Palestinians will get a lot thinner, but won’t die.”

In short, according to Weisglass, Israeli policy in Gaza was “collective punishment” inflicted on the civilian population for choosing Hamas — a policy, should it need pointing out, that is a violation of international law and a war crime.

The hope, it seems, was that Gazans would, as they sank into abject poverty, manage to summon up the energy to overthrow Hamas. It never happened.

The third myth is that the blockade was designed to put pressure on Hamas to end rocket fire into Israel.

Tell that to Ehud Barak, Israel’s defence minister, and Matan Vilnai, his deputy. This pair was plotting an invasion of Gaza throughout the six-month ceasefire with Hamas, and in fact much earlier.

In truth, they ignored every diplomatic overture from Hamas, including offers of indefinite truces, while they invested their energies in the coming ground invasion. In particular they worked on plans, noted in the Israeli media back in spring 2008, to “level” Gaza’s civilian neighbourhoods and create “combat zones” from which civilians could be expelled.”

— Jonathon Cook

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2009/930/op7.htm
http://www.haaretz.com/weekend/magazine/all-the-dreams-we-had-are-now-gone-1.225828

2006

Hamas, Islamic Jihad, al-Aqsa Brigades, and the Popular Resistance Committees have all claimed responsibility for firing rockets into Israel, though Hamas largely complied with self-imposed halts to such attacks between February and June 2006 and between November 2006 and late April 2007

http://m.hrw.org/sites/default/files/reports/iopt0707web.pdf

Within the Bush administration, the Palestinian policy set off a furious debate. One of its critics is David Wurmser, the avowed neoconservative, who resigned as Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief Middle East adviser in July 2007, a month after the Gaza coup.
Wurmser accuses the Bush administration of “engaging in a dirty war in an effort to provide a corrupt dictatorship [led by Abbas] with victory.” He believes that Hamas had no intention of taking Gaza until Fatah forced its hand. “It looks to me that what happened wasn’t so much a coup by Hamas but an attempted coup by Fatah that was pre-empted before it could happen,” Wurmser says.

http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2008/04/gaza200804

June 09 2006

JERUSALEM (CNN) — An Israeli navy gunboat fired shells onto a northern Gaza beach Friday, killing at least seven people and prompting the military wing of Hamas to call off a 16-month-old cease-fire with Israel.” [a Hamas official was killed the day before]

“Hamas has stuck to the cease-fire it announced in February 2005, but other groups did not sign on and have continued attacks against Israel. Earlier this year, Hamas won the Palestinian elections.”

“Five militants also died earlier Friday in two Israeli strikes in Gaza, Palestinian sources said.”

http://articles.cnn.com/2006-06-09/world/mideast_1_israeli-missile-strike-popular-resistance-committees-military-wing?_s=PM:WORLD

Video of aftermath:

June 25

“Operation Summer Rains”

“Since the start of the operation, codenamed Summer Rain, at least 240 Palestinians have been killed. One in five were children. According to the PCHR, which has investigated each case, 197 of the dead were civilians and the vast majority were killed in Gaza. Among them were 12 women and 48 children.”
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2006/sep/07/israel

Memory is supposed to stop in its tracks at June 28, 2006.
Let’s go on a brief excursion into pre-history. I’m talking about June 20, 2006, when Israeli aircraft fired at least one missile at a car in an attempted extrajudicial assassination attempt on a road between Jabalya and Gaza City. The missile missed the car. Instead it killed three Palestinian children and wounded 15.

Back we go again to June 13, 2006. Israeli aircraft fired missiles at a van in another attempted extrajudicial assassination. The successive barrages killed nine innocent Palestinians.

Now we’re really in the dark ages, reaching far, far back to June 9, 2006, when Israel shelled a beach in Beit Lahiya killing 8 civilians and injuring 32.

That’s just a brief trip down Memory Lane, and we trip over the bodies of twenty dead and forty-seven wounded, all of them Palestinians, most of them women and children.

http://www.counterpunch.org/2006/07/21/hezbollah-hamas-and-israel-everything-you-need-to-know/

2008

For more than four months after 19 June 2008, Hamas refrained from any military actions that might endanger the negotiated truce or “calm” with Israel.

The graphs show that the total number of rocket and mortar attacks shrank from 245 in June to 26 total for July through October, a reduction of 97 percent.

Even this was not enough for Israel, which violated the truce by imposing a terror-famine in Gaza for most of these months. But despite these violations, Hamas refrained from launching rockets until Israel definitively cancelled the truce on the night of 4-5 November by sending an Israeli commando squad into Gaza, where it killed six Hamas members. Hamas responded with 30 rockets.
http://electronicintifada.net/content/israels-fabricated-rocket-crisis/7927

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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_rocket_and_mortar_attacks_in_Israel_in_2008&oldid=261804495

Mark Perry, co-director of the Conflicts Forum, a British-American group which mediates between the West and Islamist groups, including Hamas, stated on PBS’s “Newshour” (1/5/09) that contrary to US-Israeli propaganda, “During the six months of the cease-fire [agreed on between Israel and Hamas in June 2008], there were 153 violations of the cease-fire by Israel, and 36 Palestinians in Gaza were killed by Israeli forces. Most important of all, the economic siege of Gaza continued.
http://revcom.us/a/153online/gaza_update-en.html

Publicly, Hamas leaders have stated time and again that the lull is a Palestinian national interest. On several occasions, Hamas members have arrested Fatah operatives who were involved in firing at Israel and confiscated their arms. However, Hamas carefully avoids military confrontations with the other organizations, particularly the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). It does not want to be perceived as collaborating with Israel and compromising the “resistance” (which remains one of the key values in its ideology).
— Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/foreignpolicy/terrorism/pages/one%20month%20of%20calm%20in%20gaza%2028-jul-2008.aspx

Hamas has largely adhered to a ceasefire that came into effect at the end of a three-week war in Gaza in January 2009. However, smaller militant groups such as Islamic Jihad and the Popular Resistance Committees have continued sporadic rocket fire.”
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/oct/30/gaza-militants-ceasefire-offer-israel

The interest of Hamas in a ceasefire agreement that would actually open the border crossings was acknowledged at a Dec. 21 Israeli cabinet meeting – five days before the beginning of the Israeli military offensive – by Yuval Diskin, the head of Israel’s internal security agency, Shin Bet. “Make no mistake, Hamas is interested in maintaining the truce,” Diskin was quoted by Y-net News agency as saying.

The ceasefire agreement that went into effect Jun. 19, 2008 required that Israel lift the virtual siege of Gaza which Israel had imposed after the June 2007 Hamas takeover. Although the terms of the agreement were not made public at the time, they were included in a report published this week by the International Crisis Group (ICG), which obtained a copy of the understanding last June.

In addition to a halt in all military actions by both sides, the agreement called on Israel to increase the level of goods entering Gaza by 30 percent over the pre-lull period within 72 hours and to open all border crossings and “allow the transfer of all goods that were banned and restricted to go into Gaza” within 13 days after the beginning of the ceasefire.

Nevertheless, Israeli officials freely acknowledged in interviews with ICG last June that they had no intention of opening the border crossings fully, even though they anticipated that this would be the source of serious conflict with Hamas.

Despite Israel’s refusal to end the siege, Hamas brought rocket and mortar fire from Gaza to a virtual halt last summer and fall, as revealed by a report by the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC) in Tel Aviv last month. ITIC is part of the Israel Intelligence Heritage & Commemoration Centre (IICC), an NGO which is close to the Israeli intelligence community.

In the first days after the ceasefire took effect, Islamic Jihad fired nine rockets and a few mortar rounds in retaliation for Israeli assassinations of their members in the West Bank. In August another eight rockets were fired by various groups, according to IDF data cited in the report. But it shows that only one rocket was launched from Gaza in September and one in October.

The report recalls that Hamas “tried to enforce the terms of the arrangement” on other Palestinian groups, taking “a number of steps against networks which violated the arrangement,” including short-term detention and confiscating their weapons. It even found that Hamas had sought support in Gazan public opinion for its policy of maintaining the ceasefire.

On Nov. 4 – just when the ceasefire was most effective – the IDF carried out an attack against a house in Gaza in which six members of Hamas’s military wing were killed, including two commanders, and several more were wounded. The IDF explanation for the operation was that it had received intelligence that a tunnel was being dug near the Israeli security fence for the purpose of abducing Israeli soldiers.

Hamas officials asserted, however, that the tunnel was being dug for defensive purposes, not to capture IDF personnel, according to Pastor, and one IDF official confirmed that fact to him.

After that Israeli attack, the ceasefire completely fell apart, as Hamas began openly firing rockets into Israel, the IDF continued to carry out military operations inside Gaza, and the border crossings were “closed most of the time”, according to the ITIC account.”

http://www.ipsnews.net/2009/01/mideast-israel-rejected-hamas-ceasefire-offer-in-december/

October 2011

2011 – On October 29, Israel breaks a truce that has maintained calm for two months, killing five Islamic Jihad members in Gaza, including a senior commander. The following day, Egypt brokers another truce that Israel proceeds to immediately violate, killing another four IJ members. In the violence, a total of nine Palestinians and one Israeli are killed.
http://imeu.org/article/self-defense-or-provocation-israels-history-of-breaking-ceasefires

2012

On March 9, Israel violates an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire and assassinates the head of the Gaza-based Popular Resistance Committees, sparking another round of violence in which at least two dozen Palestinians are killed, including at least four civilians, and scores more wounded. As usual, Israel claims it is acting in self-defense, against an imminent attack being planned by the PRC, while providing no evidence to substantiate the allegation.
http://imeu.org/article/self-defense-or-provocation-israels-history-of-breaking-ceasefires

October 2012

“Hamas is taking action to prevent an escalation and is turning from a terror group to a sovereign movement that is assuming governmental responsibility. They have to worry about feeding and educating people, and every act of terror costs them dearly.
“But the day the decision is made, we’ll know how to bring it to its knees. There will be a (ground) operation in Gaza. The only question is when,” — Colonel Tal Hermoni, the IDF’s Gaza Division commander

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4291966,00.html

However, we believe that it is important to look at the firing of rockets by Palestinian armed groups in context. For example, of the grad rockets, homemade rockets, and mortars fired by Palestinians between January 1and November 1, 2012, approximately 70% were fired during three distinct periods of escalation in March, June, and late October. Each of these escalations correlates with an assassination/killing, incursion, or other Israeli military action. Only a small percentage of the other rockets and mortars that were fired during 2012 were fired in isolation from Israeli military actions in Gaza.

http://www.juancole.com/2014/07/besieged-blockaded-fighting.html#_edn13

On November 14, two days after Palestinian factions in Gaza agree to a truce following several days of violence, Israel assassinates the leader of Hamas’ military wing, Ahmed Jabari, threatening to escalate the violence once again after a week in which at least six Palestinian civilians are killed and dozens more wounded in Israeli attacks.
http://imeu.org/article/self-defense-or-provocation-israels-history-of-breaking-ceasefires

In the draft, which I understand Mr. Jabari saw hours before he was killed, it was proposed that Israeli intelligence information transmitted through the Egyptians would be delivered to Mr. Jabari so that he could take action aimed at preventing an attack against Israel. Mr. Jabari and his forces would have had an opportunity to prove that they were serious when they told Egyptian intelligence officials that they were not interested in escalation. If Mr. Jabari had agreed to the draft, then we could have prevented this new round of violence; if he had refused, then Israel would have likely attacked in much the same way as it is now.

The proposal was at least worth testing. Moreover, it included the understanding that if Israel were to take out a real ticking bomb — people imminently preparing to launch a rocket — such a strike would not be considered a breach of the cease-fire and would not lead to escalation.

Instead, Mr. Jabari is dead — and with him died the possibility of a long-term cease-fire. Israel may have also compromised the ability of Egyptian intelligence officials to mediate a short-term cease-fire and placed Israel’s peace treaty with Egypt at risk. This was not inevitable, and cooler heads could have prevailed. Mr. Jabari’s assassination removes one of the more practical actors on the Hamas side.

— Gershon Baskin (Jewish peace activist who had negotiated the release of IDF soldier Gilad Schalit)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/17/opinion/israels-shortsighted-assassination.html

November 15

Today, 3 Israelis were killed as a result of rocket fire from Gaza.

This came after Israel had killed 13 Palestinians, including 3 children and a woman, and injured 115, including 26 children and 25 women since yesterday, 14 November.

This will be presented by Israel – and sympathetic or careless world media – as another justification for Israel’s attacks on Gaza to stop rocket fire. But this narrative is false.

Where there was calm and an effective truce, Israel chose to shatter it, bringing about the current deadly escalation.

http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/how-israel-shattered-gaza-truce-leading-escalating-death-and-tragedy-timeline

November 21 (ceasefire)

Israel and Hamas agreed Wednesday to an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire accord to end a week of violence in and around the Gaza Strip following days of marathon talks.

Here is the text of the ceasefire agreement which is set to take effect at 1900 GMT:

“Israel shall stop all hostilities in the Gaza Strip land sea and air, including incursions and targeting of individuals.

“All Palestinian factions shall stop all hostilities from the Gaza Strip against Israel, including rocket attacks and all attacks along the border.

“Opening the crossings and facilitating the movement of people and transfer of goods and refraining from restricting residents’ free movements and targeting residents in border areas. Procedures of implementation shall be dealt with after 24 hours from the start of the ceasefire.

“Other matters as may be requested shall be addressed.”

“Implementation mechanism.

“Setting up the zero hour understanding to enter into effect.

“Egypt shall receive assurances from each party that the party commits to what was agreed upon.

“Each party shall commit itself not to perform any acts that would breach this understanding. In case of any observations, Egypt as a sponsor of this understanding, shall be informed to follow up.”
http://blog.thejerusalemfund.org/2014/02/israelgaza-cease-fire-dynamics-breakdown.html

Ceasefire immediately and continually broken by Israel on a daily basis

22/11/2012 – 07/06/2014

Listed here:

http://blog.thejerusalemfund.org/2012/12/israeli-ceasefire-violations-in-gaza.html

December 23 2012

A rocket was launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel on Sunday night for the first time since the Nov. 21 cease-fire that ended the eight-day Operation Pillar of Defense. The rocket fell short of its target, however, and landed inside Gaza territory.”
http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=6828

November 2012 — January 2014

The chart below depicts a few things; Israeli cease-fire violations, Palestinian projectile launches and Palestinian casualties that resulted from Israeli cease-fire violations week by week of the cease-fire through January 2014
http://blog.thejerusalemfund.org/2014/02/israelgaza-cease-fire-dynamics-breakdown.html

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January — March 2013

According to the Israel Security Agency reports, in 2013 (until 31 March 2013), Palestinian organizations fired 15 rockets from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel”
http://www.btselem.org/israeli_civilians/qassam_missiles#data

15 “rockets” fired even though Israel continued killing, harassing and provoking:
http://blog.thejerusalemfund.org/2012/12/israeli-ceasefire-violations-in-gaza.html

2013

Less than 200 people per day were allowed out of Gaza via Israel in the first half of 2013.
Less than one truckload of goods per day were allowed out of Gaza during the first half of 2013.
57 percent of Gaza households are food insecure, and approximately 80 percent receive some form of food assistance.
35.5 percent of those able and willing to work are unemployed – one of the highest unemployment rates in the world.
Due to fuel shortages, there are power outages for up to 12 hours per day in most areas of Gaza.
Only 25 percent of households in Gaza receive running water every day, and then only for a few hours.
Over 90 percent of the water extracted from the Gaza aquifer is unsafe for human consumption, while needed filtration equipment cannot be imported to Gaza.
Nearly 90 million liters of untreated or partially treated sewage is dumped into the sea off of Gaza every day while equipment needed to build new or maintain existing treatment facilities are banned from entering Gaza.
http://www.ochaopt.org/documents/ocha_opt_gaza_blockade_factsheet_july_2013_english.pdf

Does Israel want peace? NO.

Distortion and fantasy — the zionist narrative

REASONABLE FORCE?

The expression “self defense” has been twisted beyond recognition (as with many other words and expressions) by zionism and its apologists. Going back to the legal definition, only “reasonable force” should be used to “repel” or “fend off” an attack(er).

We’ve seen so far how (militarily) useless these “rockets” are and how ambiguous, open to manipulation, contradictory and unverifiable the statistics are, but what of the “rockets” themselves?

What Israel uses are militarily superior, high explosive shells. Not crudely made, unguided “rockets” with a fraction of the destructive potential. That’s IF they detonate.

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The “Qassam” rocket.

Qassam I. This rocket weighs 77 lbs, has a diameter of 4.5 inches, a length of 6 feet, a maximum range of 1.86 miles, and contains a warhead that weighs 18 pounds. The primary target for this rocket is Sderot and its environs. The Qassam I accounts for most rockets fired to date.

Qassam II. This rocket weighs up to 88 pounds, has a diameter of 4.5 inches, a length of 6 feet, a maximum range of 4.35 miles, and contains a warhead that weighs 8.8 pounds.

Qassam III. This rocket weighs 110 pounds, has a diameter of 4.5 inches, a length of over 8 feet, a maximum range of 6.21 miles, and contains a warhead that weighs 17.6 pounds. The Qassam III has reached Ashkelon and its surrounding areas.

Qassam IV. This rocket weighs 88-110 pounds, has a diameter of 4.5 inches, a length over 8.5 feet, a maximum range of 9 miles or more, and its warhead weighs 22 pounds. The Qassam IV has hit Ashkelon and may travel even farther as technology develops.

[Source: http://www.jewishpolicycenter.org/prr/qassams.php ]

There are 2000 pounds in one ton.

Even if we use the maximum weight (22 pounds) of explosive payload (an alleged mix of fertilizer and TNT) in the Qassam IV, in spite of the Jewish Policy Center’s claim that the Qassam I “accounts for most rockets fired to date”, and multiply this by the alleged and unverified “18928 projectiles (of which 6500 were allegedly mortars) fired since 2001” claim (Wikipedia), that means that the absolute maximum weight of (12,338 x 22 pounds of explosive composition =271,436) plus (6,500 x 2 pounds explosive composition = 13000)
[Sources for mortar type and explosive composition : http://militaryedge.org/analysis-articles/countering-gazas-mortars/ and http://www.inetres.com/gp/military/infantry/mortar/81mm.html%5D

That is, a maximum of 284,436 pounds, or 142 tons, of explosives have allegedly been fired from Gaza in to Israel, in 14 years.

Even during the most vicious assaults on Gaza in 2008, 2012 and 2014, if we believe the IDF propaganda on alleged rocket attacks, and average 2-3,000 “rockets” during each of those three years, we reach an exaggerated average figure of 54,250 pounds/27 tons of explosives during each of these most conflictive periods.

Source: Wikipedia

2008 — Rockets: 2048 Mortars: 1668

2012 — Rockets: 2256 Mortars: 17

2014 — Rockets: 2800 Mortars: 1700

156,000 + 6770 pounds of explosives = 162,770 / 2000 = 81 tons

[Note: Please remember that these figures are highly inflated, uncorroborated and unverified BUT I’ve taken the maximum figures according to Israeli sources at face value]

We can deduce the exaggerated (maximum) average amount of 27 tons of explosives fired during each of these periods. Around 81 tons in total.

Now let’s look at the reasonable force Israel has used.

In 2005..

“…while Israel did withdraw its military bases from Gaza and redeployed its forces to bases outside of Gaza in 2005, it continues to carry out daily military operations in and attacks on Gaza. According to Defense for Children International – Palestine, during the first year after the disengagement the Israeli military fired over 15,000 shells into Gaza, conducted over 550 airstrikes on Gaza, and carried out regular military incursions into Gaza. A total of 525 Palestinians were killed and 1,527 injured during these attacks. This period included two major military operations. Operation Summer Rains during June 2006 left at least 256 Palestinians dead and 848 injured. At least 85 more Palestinians were killed in Gaza during a November 2006 military offensive which was codenamed Operation Autumn Clouds.
http://www.juancole.com/2014/07/besieged-blockaded-fighting.html

“Human rights group B’tselem, citing the Israeli Shin Bet, notes that nearly 14,000 projectiles (12,000 by Wiki) were (allegedly) fired from Gaza from 2005 to 2013. UN OCHA noted that Israel fired about the same number of artillery shells into Gaza……in 2006 alone.”
http://blog.thejerusalemfund.org/2014/02/israelgaza-cease-fire-dynamics-breakdown.html

In 2008..

“Very early on in Operation Cast Lead, the scale of Israel’s attack became apparent. In just the first six days the Israeli Air Force carried out more than 500 sorties against targets in the Gaza Strip. That amounted to an attack from the air roughly every 18 minutes — not counting hundreds of helicopter attacks, tank and navy shelling, and infantry raids. All of this on a territory similar in size to the US city of Seattle.”
http://electronicintifada.net/content/lies-and-israels-war-crimes/8363

During Cast Lead, 3000 TONS of weaponry was casted on Gaza in only 22 days.(http://nevercastleadagain.wordpress.com/2011/01/05/gaza-police-israel-dropped-over-3000-tons-of-explosives-on-gaza-population)
Of those 3000 Tons, 75 Tons were depleted uranium (http://nuclear-news.net/2010/07/19/75-tons-of-depleted-uranium-in-gaza-following-israeli-attacks)

In 2014..

“Estimates based on partial information from Israeli sources indicate that Israel has fired tens of thousands of artillery shells into Gaza and dropped a bare minimum of six thousand tons of bombs from the air.

“on 20 July alone, “some 600 explosive artillery shells were shot within one hour” into the eastern Gaza City neighborhood of Shujaiya.”
http://www.haaretz.co.il/news/politics/.premium-1.2406918

“The estimated cost of the total ammunition used in Gaza fighting is estimated at about 1.3 billion shekels [$370 million]. According to the army’s figures, 39,000 tank shells, 34,000 artillery shells, and 4.8 million bullets were supplied during the fighting. Senior military figures estimate that land forces alone used at least 60 percent of the 5,000 tons of ammunition given to them, but the IDF [Israeli army] cannot yet evaluate it accurately.”
[Source (in Hebrew): http://www.haaretz.co.il/news/politics/.premium-1.2406551%5D

“If, as reported, 60 percent of the stores were used, that would mean 23,400 tank shells, 20,400 artillery shells and 2.9 million bullets. That is almost two bullets for every man, woman and child in Gaza.”

“But, by at least one account, this is a woeful underestimate. According to the website Israel Defense, citing military sources, the Israeli army fired ‘not fewer than 40,000 155 mm artillery shells’ into Gaza.
[Source (in Hebrew): http://www.israeldefense.co.il/?CategoryID=483&ArticleID=6821 ]

— Electronic Intifada

“The most common artillery munition Israel employs is the 155 mm M107 high-explosive shell, according to a 2007 Human Rights Watch report titled “Indiscriminate Fire”:

“M107 shells are extremely deadly weapons. The expected lethal radius for a 155 mm high explosive projectile is reportedly between 50 and 150 meters and the expected casualty radius is between 100 and 300 meters. IDF [Israeli army] officials have said that the error radius for a 155 mm shell is usually 25 meters. Therefore, if shells are lobbed as close as 100 meters to populated areas, as allowed under an IDF policy … or even closer, as sometimes happened, it greatly increases the likelihood of civilian casualties.”

[Source: http://www.hrw.org/reports/2007/06/30/indiscriminate-fire-0 ]

When the shells explode they can spread about 2,000 fragments in all directions. Sometimes they fail to explode and “become potentially explosive duds,” according to Human Rights Watch.”

“155 mm shells are generally shot toward an area 50 by 50 meters; hitting anywhere within this area is considered by professionals hitting the target. In densely constructed areas like the Gaza Strip, such an area could include more than five buildings.”

— Electronic Intifada

“According to partial data provided by the army on 29 July, after three weeks of combat (of which 12 days were in the course of ground operation) approximately 30,000 shells had been shot by that time. The ground operation continued for more than one additional week, so we can estimate that the final number of shells shot is significantly higher….An estimate can be made that the total number of artillery shells shot during Protective Edge is more than four times as high as during Cast Lead.

http://www.haaretz.co.il/news/politics/.premium-1.2406918

“Bombs dropped from the air”

On 10 July, the fourth day of Israel’s [current] assault on Gaza, The Jerusalem Post reported, citing a “senior military source”:

Around 800 tons of explosives have been fired by air force jets on targets this week, the source said. The IAF’s [Israel Air Force] current rate of fire is double that of Operation Pillar of Defense, launched in 2012 to stop Hamas rocket fire from Gaza. “We’ll see this trend increasing, as part of our firepower policy,” he said.
http://www.jpost.com/Operation-Protective-Edge/Report-Israel-kills-Hamas-head-of-Gaza-rocket-arsenal-362259

On 20 July (2014) in Shujaiya, for example, according to Haaretz, Israeli warplanes carried out “a broad aerial attack that included about 100 one-ton bombs.” That was only in one location; Israeli warplanes were bombing all over Gaza as well.
http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.607496

http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/how-many-bombs-has-israel-dropped-gaza

PERSPECTIVE

A maximum, exaggerated and unverified weight of 142 tons of explosives total were allegedly fired from Gaza in line with the supposed “12,338 rockets” and “6,500 mortars” claims over a 14 year period.

During and because of which 32 civilians died on Israeli soil.

Around 27 tons of explosives (maximum) were allegedly fired from Gaza during each of the most conflictive periods (2008, 2012 and 2014)

In ONE YEAR alone, 2005-2006, 15,000 shells were fired in to Gaza by Israel, along with 550 airstrikes. A total of 525 Palestinians were killed and 1,527 were injured.

Within a 22 DAY period in (Dec) 2008 – (Jan) 2009, Israel dropped 3000 TONS of explosives, 75 of which contained depleted uranium, in to Gaza.

So, in this 22 day period in 2008, 21 times more TONS of (higher, more deadly and far more toxic) explosives were launched by Israel in to a very densely populated area, void of shelters, than in 14 YEARS of ALLEGED Palestinian projectiles.

According to Haaretz, in 2014 alone, a “bare minimum” of “6000 TONS” of bombs were dropped on Gaza by aircraft ALONE.

More than “800 tons” of explosives were boasted by the Israeli military to have been dropped on Gaza during the first WEEK of the 2014 slaughter.

An average of 200 TONS of explosives, over 1.5 times the alleged total tonnage of explosives fired from Gaza over 14 YEARS was being fired by Israel PER DAY.

During the same period “not fewer than 40,000 155 mm artillery shells” were fired in to Gaza AND an estimated 23,400 tank shells (according to “senior Israeli military figures” and their official website “Israel Defense”)

So within a four to five week period in 2014, 42 times the tonnage of 14 years of alleged Palestinian projectiles AND an extra almost FOUR times as many land and sea based explosive projectiles were fired as the much touted “19,000 projectiles” mantra.

A prime example of how crass and absurd it is to compare Palestinian projectiles to Israeli weaponry, technology and advantage is the “600 projectiles per civilian fatality on Israeli soil” scenario (whereby the alleged “19000 projectiles” in 14 years have killed 32). Compare this to the 600 artillery shells that were dropped in ONE HOUR IN the eastern Gaza City neighborhood of Shujaiya on July 20 2014. One hundred ONE TON bombs were also dropped from aircraft that same day within that same area. NINETY Palestinians were wiped out, property destroyed and hundreds injured
[Sources: http://www.haaretz.co.il/news/politics/.premium-1.2406918 http://www.democracynow.org/2014/9/12/the_untold_story_of_the_shejaiya ]

“In one of the most severely hit areas, Khuzaa and al-Qarara in the southeastern Gaza Strip, the UN counted 2,493 destroyed structures, 1,243 severely damaged structures and 2,014 impact craters.”
[Source: http://www.haaretz.co.il/news/politics/.premium-1.2406918 ]

How can Palestinian projectiles and this wanton ferocity of high tech Israeli technology and the sheer SCALE of it possibly be placed on the same level? How can they be compared?

[Between July and August 2014] in 72 incidents of bombing or shelling [on 72 houses where entire families were sheltering]…547 people were killed, including 125 women under the age of 60, 250 minors, and 29 people over the age of 60.
http://www.btselem.org/gaza_strip/201407_families

In one single “incident” on 29th July 2014, 35 people, of which 20 were children and 8 women belonging to four families gathered under one roof were wiped out in a MOMENT. More than the number of civilian fatalities on Israeli soil (32) killed in FOURTEEN YEARS.

Given the massive numbers listed above for just a few of the most conflictive periods, how many tons of explosives have been dropped on Gaza since 2001? How many projectiles?

THERE IS NO COMPARISON!

Palestine Reality Check

Part One

Self defense?

Israel justifies mass murder by claiming “self defence”.

Let’s break this argument down.

“A person claiming self-defense must prove at trial that the self-defense was justified. Generally a person may use reasonable force when it appears reasonably necessary to prevent an impending injury. A person using force in self-defense should use only so much force as is required to repel the attack. Nondeadly force can be used to repel either a nondeadly attack or a deadly attack. Deadly Force may be used to fend off an attacker who is using deadly force but may not be used to repel an attacker who is not using deadly force.”
http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Self-Defense

So what constitutes this perceived “deadly attack” that “justifies” the murder, maiming, total destruction and sheer terrorism visited upon Palestinians?

Has Israel used just enough force “to repel” attacks?

The entire Israeli narrative for the past decade revolves around the use of “rockets” fired from Gaza.

 

Between 28.06.04 and 15.11.2012, 26 people in Israel were killed by rockets fired from Gaza.

One was an IDF soldier inside a military barracks.

Five of the 26 fatalities were non-Jewish: Salam Ziadin, Khalid Ziadin, and Hani al Mahdi were Bedouin; Lutfi Nasraladin was Druze; Manee Singueanphon was a Thai national.

[Salam and Khalid Ziadin were killed while handling an unexploded Qassam rocket for salvaging.]

The vast majority of alleged Israeli “casualties” (according to Israeli sources) allegedly suffered “shock”.
http://mondoweiss.net/2012/11/dissecting-idf-propaganda-the-numbers-behind-the-rocket-attacks

 

As of September 2014, the amount of civilians killed by “rockets” is 6.
One was a Thai national, one was a member of the Israeli oppressed Bedouin community and one other was delivering food to an Israeli barracks.

In total, 32 civilians (two of which were inside Israeli barracks) have been killed in TEN years.
http://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/rocket-deaths-israel

 

Let’s put this in perspective.

“If we borrow the IDF’s claim that more than 12,000 rockets have been fired into Israel in the last twelve years (as of November 2012)…we get a kill rate of less than 0.217%. Thus in order to secure a single kill, we should expect to fire about 500 rockets.
http://mondoweiss.net/2012/11/dissecting-idf-propaganda-the-numbers-behind-the-rocket-attacks#Rocket_Fatalities_notes

According to unverified and mathematically contradictory numbers, based on the word and word alone of the aggressor, it’s claimed that nearly 19,000 rockets and mortars in total have been fired from the Gaza Strip (as of 2015)
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestinian_rocket_attacks_on_Israel#2001.E2.80.9306

That’s ONE fatality for every SIX HUNDRED alleged “rockets”.

Are the “rockets” a form of psychological warfare? Yes, as are all forms of warfare, but the end results show that they are an ineffective, to the point of redundant military option. Zionist hawks and propagandists thrive on their use.

“For the entire duration of the 2008 Hamas–Israel cease-fire—even after Israel had broken the cease-fire on Nov. 4—not a single person was killed by rocket or mortar fire into Israel. Yet approximately two hours after Israel’s commencement of Operation Cast Lead, one person in Israel was struck and killed by shrapnel from a Qassam rocket. Two days later, three more people were killed in Israel from Gaza rocket and mortar attacks.

And for an entire year before Operation Pillar of Cloud (2012), not a single Israeli was killed by rocket or mortar. Yet approximately sixteen hours after Pillar of Cloud commenced, a rocket from Gaza killed three Israelis.

It was during both military operations that Israel endured the highest number of fatalities from Gaza rockets and mortars in the shortest time spans.http://mondoweiss.net/2012/11/dissecting-idf-propaganda-the-numbers-behind-the-rocket-attacks#Rocket_Fatalities_notes

Between the end of 2012 through to July 2014 (18 months), no Israelis had been killed by rockets. When Israel instigated the latest carnage, again the number of fatalities from rockets “jumped”.
http://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/rocket-deaths-israel

Part Two

The Numbers Game

Wikipedia puts the number of “rockets” and “mortars” at 19000.

The alleged sources cited range from the Israeli government to the IDF.

No verifiable proof whatsoever is presented to uphold these claims.

No radar. No video. Nothing that can be independently corroborated.

 

Here’s an example. One source linked to by Wikipedia is the Jewish Virtual Library (quoted below):

July 16-27 2014

814 rockets hit open areas throughout Israel between the 16th and 27th of July”

July 30 2014 – unconfirmed number of mortars and 141 rockets

“141 rockets were fired at Israel for an unconfirmed number of impacts. No one was injured.”

August 3 2014

“119 rockets and mortars were fired towards Israel, with the Iron Dome taking down 8. No injuries reported.

August 09 2014

“30 rockets hit open areas in Eshkol and Hof Ashkelon. No injuries reported.”

August 10 2014

“The Iron Dome intercepted four rockets, while 35 hit open areas in Eshkol, Sderot and Ashkelon. No injuries reported.

Source: http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Terrorism/rockets2011.html

I quoted just a selection of the list of alleged rocket attacks, not just because it would be too long to print here, but because they are a sample of the repeated unverified and/or vague and ambiguous claims made.

A recap of the sample quoted above:

July 16 to August 10 (on the dates used)

1143 rockets allegedly fired from Gaza (during the dates cited)

879 (76%) allegedly hit “open areas”

141 “fired at Israel for an unconfirmed number of impacts” (what does that even mean??)

119 “rockets and mortars fired towards Israel”

Iron Dome allegedly took down 12 (less than 1%)

“No injuries” reported at all.

This theme is repeated throughout. “Open areas” being allegedly struck, the “Iron Dome” allegedly taking down very small numbers of rockets and “no injuries”

1) The vast majority of alleged rockets are independently unverifiable and the statistics bandied about, no matter who the source, go unchallenged

2) There is a distinct lack of injuries given the alleged barrage of “thousands” of launches.

3) As I said, even IF the claims were true, it shows that they are completely useless militarily.

What isn’t mentioned is that between say, 16 – 27 July, 45 Israeli soldiers were killed in and around the Gaza border. Nor that 719 Palestinians die in the Gaza Strip during that same period.
Source: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/07/15/world/middleeast/toll-israel-gaza-conflict.html?_r=2

So exactly who is acting in “self defense”?

To give an idea of how far the Israeli media will go to exaggerate the danger of these “rocket” attacks, just look at this piece by the Jerusalem Post on Israeli “injuries” during the summer of 2014:

“According to Magen David Adom, there were 842 Israeli casualties during the fighting. Six civilians were killed by rocket or mortar strikes and 36 were wounded by shrapnel, including 10 who were seriously injured, 6 who were moderately injured, and 20 who sustained light injuries.

MDA added that another 33 people were hurt by flying glass, and that 18 people were hurt in traffic accidents that occurred when rocket warning sirens sounded, including one person who was seriously injured. Also, 159 people were injured while running for bomb shelters, and 581 were treated for shock.
http://www.jpost.com/Operation-Protective-Edge/50-days-of-Israels-Gaza-operation-Protective-Edge-by-the-numbers-372574

Compare those overbloated figures and exaggerated “injuries” to the horrific injuries witnessed, recorded and treated in Gaza during the same time period.

Bar the completely unverifiable IDF sourced figures and the lack of video/photographic footage from an area that was under intense scrutiny for 50 days by both military AND media photographers, there’s also the completely contradictory nature of the numbers claimed by various “sources”

One example is the IDF and ITIC (Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center) numbers of “rockets” being inexplicably completely different.

An excellent breakdown of these contradictory figures can be found here:
http://mondoweiss.net/2012/11/dissecting-idf-propaganda-the-numbers-behind-the-rocket-attacks

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There’s also this SELF-contradictory “widget” that was released to supposedly keep tabs on the number of “rockets” fired:

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There’s also this quote by the Israeli ambassador to the US, Michael Oren, in an interview conducted on November 14 (2012):

‘This government has exhibited superhuman restraint: 2,500 rockets since 2009. Last month, 800 rockets. In the last week, 300 rockets. What government in the world wouldn’t have responded with war a long time ago?’
http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/116870/michael-oren-its-may-1967%E2%80%94or-may-1948

No other Israeli agency claims that 800 rockets were fired in October 2012. Shin Bet claims 171 rockets and mortars were fired from Gaza in October.”
http://mondoweiss.net/2012/11/dissecting-idf-propaganda-the-numbers-behind-the-rocket-attacks

Why the discrepancies? Surely the alleged radar system that Iron Dome is said to use would be THE source of the numbers bandied about? Why did the media on the borders of Gaza NOT use what would have been a constant display of rockets being launched non-stop every hour to show their audience (and studio bosses) the “aggression” of the Palestinians? That Israelis were really acting in “self defence”?

If, as the IDF claims, up to 4-5000 rockets were launched in 2014 within those 50 days of zionist barbarism, there should have been 100 rockets PER DAY blazing the skies. At least 4 per hour, every hour 24/7 throughout those 50 days. Did the Iron Dome sirens sound every hour 24/7 for 50 days? Why, for example, were the Sderot residents so calm with this constant barrage that they even felt comfortable enough to drag sofas to sit on a hill and watch the “show” just a few kilometers away?

Unchallenged, unsourced, contradictory, stated as fact.