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Israelis are Sub-human!

No, this is not a blatant attempt at attention-seeking! It is the result of a considered evaluation of reports of Israeli attitudes and actions over the last few months.

It has become apparent that the majority of Israelis now support their government’s actions in Gaza; – in fact, some are saying that they don’t go far enough! It is as if the whole country has been indoctrinated, and is now composed almost completely of religious zealots and extremists

There is no humanity any more, and by humanity I mean humaneness, benevolence – which are essential requisites for being human. Without these, a person must be considered sub-human.

You find this hard to accept?

Consider the following very carefully, and reach your own conclusions!
‘Finish the job!’ Thousands of Israelis rally in support of Gaza offensive

Against the war: the movement that dare not speak its name in Israel

Amid unprecedented destruction, Gaza needs ‘new deal’-style recovery plan – UN official

Gaza agriculture devastated by Israeli offensive

Top Israeli rights group blacklisted from national service program

Arab Israelis fired from jobs for criticizing Gaza offensive on Facebook – NGO

Israeli court allows protesters to picket Palestinian-Jewish wedding

Interfaith wedding: ‘It’s time the Muslims leave Israel’

When Bombs Receive Applause

Crimes against Humanity. Israel’s “Own Words”: “We Must Expel Arabs…We Struck Civilians Because They Deserved It”

Israel’s Military Strategy:”Obliterate Them Completely”. Overwhelming Evidence of Genocide, Precise Data on Death and Destruction in Gaza

Israel bars Amnesty & HRW from entering Gaza, hinders investigations – report

But wait – perhaps all is not yet lost.

‘Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies’: Thousands call for peace at Tel Aviv rally

No, forget it! It was a vain hope anyway!

Gaza conflict: Israel PM Netanyahu vows further campaign

Nice One! – The Start of a Trend?

I had to laugh at the sheer audacity, but the idea of appropriating a building for advertising purposes – without actually touching or altering it in any way – is really a touch of genius! The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), projected the flag, along with messages calling for sanctions to be imposed on Israel. On top of the flag was the slogan ‘Free Palestine’.

And if you really want to get a message across, where better to start than the Houses of Parliament. (At least the place is doing something useful for part of the time!)

Less easy to understand, are those that refer to the stunt as irresponsible and provocative. I suspect a touch of sour grapes here, as they didn’t think of the idea themselves. Provocative? well maybe a little, but isn’t that exactly what is needed in this case? Irresponsible? This may be true under conditions of a war-time blackout, but that doesn’t apply, and all that has been done is to shine a light on a building. Ignore these silly people!

Jonathan Arkush, vice-president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, told Mailonline that the stunt was “offensive to the British public.” Who the hell is he to presume to know what the British public find offensive?

What a load of bullshit!

As far as I can see, the British public is concerned about saving Palestinian lives, and keeping Israelis away from Gaza, and will find a stunt like this a real hoot!

What do you think?

project

For somebody with entrepreneurial skills, I see real possibilities here!

Victims of their own Stupidity, Israelis need help!

StopI think first I need to do some explaining, otherwise the title might seem confusing.

If you have read my previous posts on this subject, you will understand that I think governments have been appeasing Israelis for years now, and I just found an excellent explanation of how Israelis have got them to do it.

CHUTZPAH!

I am not going to attempt to explain it in detail myself – except to give you the dictionary definition, which is

SHAMELESS AUDACITY!

Marwan BisharaNow read this, and you will begin to understand that we have been conned:-
On chutzpah and war
by Marwan Bishara

I include a long extract below, but do read the complete article – it really is worthwhile! I have added emphasis where I thought appropriate.

“Chutzpah, pronounced “choots-pah”, is audacity plus deception; it’s where arrogance meets presumption. The word itself is derived from old Yiddish – a combination of Russian and German. However, its meaning is best explained in anecdotes. For example, killing one’s own parents and then begging the court to have mercy on an orphan!

The mother of all chutzpahs came from the late Israeli premier Golda Meir about half a century ago: “We can forgive the Arabs for killing our sons , but we can never forgive them for forcing us to kill their children.” The new version blames the Palestinians for civilian deaths in Gaza, and praises Israel for sparing lives, even after the Israel offensive kills over a thousand Palestinians.

It’s the ultimate chutzpah when Israel government expresses empathy with the ill-fated civilian victims, as it gives the orders to the Israeli military to bomb entire Palestinian communities.

And more of it when Prime Minister Netanyahu makes the unsubstantiated claim that Hamas built tunnels to attack Israeli kindergartens, when in the last few days, Israeli jet fighters killed more than two hundred Palestinian children and hundreds more injured, according to UNICEF.

Perhaps the greatest chutzpah is the term itself, moving from scurrilous origins to something admirable. The popularisation of chutzpah as an accepted term of admiration, used across the West, runs alongside the acceptance and legitimisation of Israel’s narrative of victimhood and retaliation.

Provocation or retaliation

Rarely is chutzpah more pronounced as when Israel provokes attacks and cries self-defence. This time around, the situation is precisely the same.

Israel began an aggressive campaign against Hamas first in the West Bank and later in Gaza, even when its leaders suspected that Hamas was not behind the killing of three young Israelis in the occupied territories and that Hamas had no interest in military escalation after it joined the national unity government. In fact, Israeli politicians have now admitted that they know Hamas was not behind the deaths of the three young Israelis and that the kidnappings were the results of lone actors.

That didn’t stop Israeli security forces from deploying to the West Bank and arresting hundreds, including the prisoners released under past prisoner-exchange agreements. And yet, Israel’s top leaders did not hesitate to argue that their provocation was in retaliation to Hamas violations.

This contradiction between claims and reality is hardly new. Indeed there’s a pattern of Israeli violations meant to provoke Hamas and other Palestinians to react. To paraphrase professor Steve Niva, who documented Israeli provocations:
The only thing more threatening for Israeli leaders than Hamas “terrorism” is a Hamas ceasefire. Because when there’s ceasefire, Israel must talk peace, which entails giving up land.”

Now a word about Reputation.

The Israelis have over the years built a fearsome reputation for preemptive action, a trigger-happy finger, and extreme brutality – all backed up by state-of the art weaponry, and I don’t even need to mention nuclear weapons.

Unfortunately, they are too stupid to let their reputation do the work for them.

If they really want peace, thats all they have to do!

Our job is to persuade them that they are on the wrong path, by whatever means are at our disposal – short of an armed conflict,of course.

What could we do?

    1. Break off diplomatic relations – Expel their Ambassador.
    2. Apply sanctions.
    3. Send UN peacekeepers.
    4. Boycott everything Israeli, not just what comes out of settlements.
    5. Stop supplying arms.
    6. Stop sending funds to Israel, whatever their source.
    7. Cancel all existing contracts.
    8. Rescind all technological agreements.
    9. Rescind “Most Favoured Trading Nation” status

The objective is to freeze Israel out of world politics completely. After they have cooled their heels for a while, they might reconsider their position. However, they would not be brought in from the cold until they agree to abide by International Law, and United Nations Directives, of which they have been in breach for many years.

I have provided some links below where you can get busy.

The objective is to help the Israeli’s find the right path, and move from the dark side into the light.

If we are to save anything at all in Gaza, its extremely urgent – see –
Israel PM Netanyahu warns of ‘prolonged’ Gaza campaign
Gaza’s only power plant shut down by Israeli shelling

Lets Get This Done, Whatever it Takes!

Before I finish this post, a word of caution:-

The Jewish family down the road from you is not to blame for any of this – don’t take your feelings out on them. If they were of the same mindset as the Israeli’s, they would be living in Israel, and not here. The information given at
100 hate crimes: UK Jews targeted following Israel offensive in Gaza
is most disturbing, and should never have happened. The way to deal with extremism is definitely not to become an extremist yourself!

The Biggest Prison in the World? – GAZA!

I have made several posts on this subject recently, see

    Israeli’s are slow learners
    When Politicians fail, we must take up the slack
    Civilised? When death becomes a spectacle?

but the problem shows no signs of abating, and hence the requirement for a new one.

This time I am not going to be as polite as before!

We are all complicit in the problems that the Palestinians are facing!

Why?

Because we have failed to ensure that Democracy is functioning as it should in our own countries!

The result is that governments, while clamouring for a ceasefire, are also condoning the Israeli’s “right of self-defence”, even though it is the Israeli’s themselves who are the root cause of the aggression.

How else could Netanyahu possibly state “We are carrying out a complex, deep, intensive activity inside the Gaza Strip and there is world support for this… very strong support,” see
‘Shejaia massacre’ in Gaza prompts urgent UN Security Council meeting

He is conveniently ignoring the fact that there have been numerous demonstrations around the world in support of the Palestinians – which clearly indicates that governments are not in tune with the wishes of their own populations!

The notable exceptions are Venezuela and Bolivia and especially Turkey, where anger against Israel has reached fever-pitch, with three days of demonstrations outside the Israeli Embassy. See –
UNRELENTING ANGER, NEW PROTESTS, AGAINST ISRAEL GRIP TURKEY
Protest

Israel reduces diplomatic staff in Turkey following violent pro-Palestinian protests

The clearest head in this whole disaster seems to be the Hamas leader, Mr. Khaled Meshaal, who states:- “his organisation will not accept a truce involving only a cessation of fire by both sides, and that any deal should secure long term political and economic gains for Palestinians.” See –

Hamas leader says Israel must ‘lift siege’ of Gaza before any ceasefire

With mediators gathered in Cairo negotiating an end to the conflict, Mr Meshaal, for the first time, laid bare the three principle demands by his organisation.

Israel must “stop the aggression” of air strikes against targets in Gaza, release the dozens of Palestinians detained in response to last month’s killing of three Israeli students in the West Bank, and “end the siege on Gaza permanently”.

“These are our clear demands,” said Mr Meshaal. “We won’t accept an agreement that prolongs the suffering of our people any more.

In Gaza, for the past seven years of siege, its 1.8 million residents have been living in a prison.”

And don’t forget that the United Nations has declared the blockade of Gaza illegal!

We are complicit in this – all of us!

We need to fix it! How?
1. If you can’t find a protest to join, start one!
2. In the UK, send an email to your MP!
3. Boycott all Israeli products!

Let them know we mean business!

Israeli’s are Slow Learners!

For years now, the Israeli’s have been using extreme provocation to antagonise the Palestinians into retaliation, then punishing the awaited pinpricks with massive overkill, and innocent women and children being written off as “Collateral Damage”.

For years now, the Israeli’s have been pleading “The Holocaust” as an excuse for ignoring International Law – and been allowed to get away with it.

For years now, the Israeli’s have expected their tactics to so subdue the opposition that there will be peace and quiet at at last, but it doesn’t happen, and they don’t learn.

If anyone were to treat a dog as badly, there would be an international outcry, but what do we hear from Cameron – “The Israeli’s have the right to defend themselves!” The poor man has not yet understood that the whole process is a deliberate ploy on the part of the Israeli’s to achieve a single goal –

Peace, but only under terms that they dictate unilaterally!

America’s apparently blind support for Israel also indicates that they have either not fully understood what lies behind Israel’s actions, or condone them. Vice President Joe Biden’s efforts to broker a peace settlement came to naught. President Obama’s offer to broker a ceasefire since the current outbreak of hostilities has been ignored.

No, the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, said his government would not be deflected by criticism from abroad, refusing to rule out a ground offensive and vowing there would be more air strikes. So far more than 100 Palestinians have been killed, mostly civilians, including at least 23 children. More than 670 have been injured. There have as yet been no Israeli fatalities.

See “Israeli PM vows there will be more air strikes on Gaza

A more balanced article on the current escalation can be found here:-
The world must intervene to restrain the Israeli army

“The world watches but does nothing as yet another crisis unfolds. The tragedy of the disappearance and killing of three Israeli teenagers last month has provoked a campaign of collective punishment against Palestinian citizens across the occupied territories. Mass arrests have been carried out, whose victims include Palestinian parliamentarians. And revenge attacks have occurred, with Israeli settlers taking the law into their own hands.”

“The fact remains that an illegal military occupation has been in place for 47 years. It is one that has transformed life for Palestinians into an oppressive system of apartheid. Without changing that, nothing else will change. Neither the Palestinians nor the Israelis will ever enjoy real peace or security.”

Israeli policy goes way beyond Sadism.

It is, in fact, Evil in its purest form!