New Amnesty report calls for comprehensive arms embargo on Israel and Hamas

Amnesty International released a report today ‘Fuelling conflict: Foreign arms supplies to Israel/Gaza’ calling for a comprehensive arms embargo on both Israel and Hamas.  Amnesty researchers during their fact finding mission in Gaza found both Israel and Hamas used weapons supplied from abroad to carry out attacks on civilians.

The report states that Israeli forces used white phosphorus and other weapons supplied by the USA to carry out serious violations of international humanitarian law, including war crimes. Their attacks resulted in the death of hundreds of children and other civilians and destoyed homes on a massive scale while Hamas and other Palestinian armed groups fired hundreds of rockets that had been smuggled in or made of components from abroad at civilian areas in Israel. The report points out that although far less lethal than the weaponry used by Israel, such rocket firing also constitutes a war crime and caused several civilian deaths.

Bomb shelter in Sderot, Israel in Dec. 2008. www.activestills.org

Of course the the Gov’t of Israel and Hamas have both rejected the findings of the report with their own justifications for their actions and wide, sweeping statements against Amnesty International methodology.  [Watch for future blogs addressing the responses.]

The report takes a closer look at white phosphorous but also documents how US made shell fragments were found throughout Gaza including by the American School in Gaza, homes, playgrounds, hospitals.   The misuse of flechettes, artillery and mortars, DIME (Dense Inert Metal Explosives) and tank ammunition is also included. The report documents the use of US made missiles in the killing of civilians, including an incident where an AGM 114 Hellfire missile produced by Hellfire Systems of Orlando, killed three paramedics and a child.

The team also documented the use of a new type of missile, apparently launched from unmanned drones, which explodes tiny sharp-edged metal cubes which can penetrate thick metal doors and maximize injury.  These missiles have killed a 13 year old girl asleep in her bed, three primary school-age boys carrying sugar cane, two young women on their way to a shelter, a 13 year old boy on his bicycle, eight secondary school students waiting for the school bus, and entire family sitting in the courtyard of their home and many others.

The report points out that for many years the USA has been the major supplier of conventional arms to Israel and has a 10-year agreement (to 2017) in which the USA is due to provide $30 billion in military aid to Israel, a 25 percent increase compared to the period preceding the Bush administration. Based on the US being the major supplier of weapons to Israel, the USA has a particular obligation to stop any supply that contributes to gross violations of the laws of war and of human rights. And based on the evidence gathered showing a direct link to US made weaponry used against civilians, the Obama Administration should immediately suspend US military aid to Israel.

There’s too much information in the report to include in one blog post.  The report has also gained a lot of attention overseas in such non-English publications as El Pais, Le Monde , Diario Portugal, El Mundo as well as responses from the Government of Israel and Hamas officials.  Look for more posts on this subject to come.

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62 thoughts on “New Amnesty report calls for comprehensive arms embargo on Israel and Hamas

  1. how can you only post half the story . …. where is Israels right not to half bombs sent at them … this has been a 2 way war for years and taking a side is not going to fix it . Israel had to give them Gaza in a hope of gaining peace but instead they used it to bomb them . does Israel not have the right to defend its country . ???? look at what bush did to Iraq . and they hadn't even launched there bombs yet or proven they had them .. both sides need better disapline within there countrys so that neither can shoot at each other terriost or government..
    for say if someone tried shooting a missile out of any other country that wasn't thats countrys own government would not that government be calling that a crime and having them all shot on the spot . ? and if a missile was coming at your country would you not declare fall out war, and do everything in your power to know that your country is safe . ?

  2. Jeremy,

    This post isn't even 'half the story', it's only a fraction. What's happening in Gaza is complex and the report specifically deals with the weapons coming into Israel and the Gaza Strip from outside. The research team that spent a lot of time in southern Israel and the Gaza Strip studying forensic evidence, sites hit and gathering testimony from individuals found that these weapons were used to directly and indirectly attack civilians and civilian sites or were used in an indiscriminate or disproportionate manner.

    The exporters of these weapons to Israel and Hamas (and other armed Palestinian groups in Gaza) bear some responsibility. One aspect of report we hope to cover is the massive amount of military weaponry and equipment that has gone to Israel over the past years from the US and the agreement that increases the amount. Another aspect that needs to be addressed are the responses from Hamas and Israel which really don't address the substance of the report at all, but make broad statements or simply reject it (note: not the findings, but the report itself).

    As for one of your concerns, Amnesty Int'l does not take sides in any conflict, but advocates for human rights and holds all parties to the same standards based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    We are aware that Israel views their offensive on Gaza as an act of self defense and have said that Israel has the right to self defense, but must act within the parameters of the rules of war. These rules are well laid out and known to militaries across the globe. The bar is not high, these minimal rules are simply laid out to try to minimize civilian deaths, injuries and damage to civilian structures. Both sides failed to meet these standards.

    It should also be noted that Hamas says they are fighting a hostile occupation based on Israel's total control of Gaza's crossings, airspace and seaspace. It is also their right to do so, even taking up arms if this is their choice, but they also must abide by the rules of war, not firing indiscriminate rockets towards population centers.

  3. "Right and wrong are the same in Palestine as anywhere else. What is peculiar about the Palestine conflict is that the world has listened to the party that has committed the offence and has turned a deaf ear to the victims."
    –British Historian Arnold Toynbee

    Amnesty International is to be commended for its long history of fair and balanced assessments of human rights abuses whether it's in Israel or Egypt.
    No nation in modern history has been as criticized and condemned for its repressive human rights violations, its illegal invasions and wars against its neighbors, its annexation of Palestinian and Syrian lands, including East Jerusalem, its use of legalized torture, mass campaigns of house demolitions, imprisonment of thousands of men, women, and children without any charges for years, its illegal Apartheid Wall (according to the International Criminal Court), its hundreds of checkpoints that often cause the death of ill Palestinians including stillbirths, its illegal construction of hundreds of illegal settlements on occupied land which continues unabated despite Israel's "promises" to America, its sole benefactor and protector, and so much more.

    Yet most Americans are unaware of this history, a history of lies and spin covering military onslaughts as "self defense". The only reason is the power of the Israel Lobby in Washington D.C. and the power of a sympathetic, often owned and operated by Jewish Americans, that slams and smear any American who dares to speak the truth in America's national interests not in the interest of this small foreign nation that has forced American to pay and die for its interests. The only time our Congress votes overwhelmingly and in bipartisanship fashion is for Israel's interests never in the interest of the health, education, or welfare of an American child. Example: Bush and Congress overwhelmingly supported sending Israel $30 Billion in military aid (Israel is already the fourth largest arms EXPORTER) while denying the same amount to expand SCHIP, a children's health program to the uninsured.

    I join and support A.I.'s call to stop sending American weapons to Israel (Palestinians have the legitimate right to defend themselves against a foreign military occupier–although I oppose the killing of all innocent civilians) that are used in offensive genocides against hapless civilians in the occupied territories which already violate America's own Arms Export Law which prohibits the use of U.S. weapons in any offensive fashion

    This won't happen until Americans get informed on the history of Israel's illegitimate founding on stolen Palestinian land by force and maintained by force. Such theft by force has not ceased. Needed is a comprehensive peace plan such as the extraordinarily generous Arab Peace Plan that offers Israel everything it’s ever claimed to want. Israel won't make peace unless it’s forced to and only Americans can do that.

    As for the facts on this latest Gaza genocide:
    1. Hamas' founding was greatly aided by Israel itself. there would be no Hamas, Hezbollah without Israel's military occupations.
    2. Hamas has offered recognition of Israel in its 1967 border as evidenced by a letter its leaders sent to Bush in 2006 and several media reports in Israel, Europe, and the U.S.
    3. Israel's attack on Gaza was Pre Planned months prior to the invasion, similar to its Pre Planned attack on Lebanon in 2006, as Ehud Olmert admitted to the Winograd Commission investigating the invasion.
    4. It was Israel that violated the six month ceasefire as Israel admitted itself and the U.N. and other agencies reported.

    America, get the facts, then decide. A place to start is ifamericansknew.org and palestineremembered.org.

    America is the premier world arms supplier around the world but nowhere does our responsibility for the murder of children exist as it does in Israel's hands.

    Take action against war and death or forever hold your peace when terrorists attack us as Israel's proxy.

    Tragically no media attention is being given to this vital report.
    Shalom, Peace, Salaam to all who value the sacredness of all lives based on truth and justice.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=en-GB&a
    ISRAEL ADMITS "HAMAS DIDN'T FIRE ROCKETS DURING CEASEFIRE0
    http://www.lrb.co.uk/v31/n02/sieg01_.html
    Important article by Henry Siegman: "Israel's LIes"
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middl
    Israel Preplanned Attack on Gaza
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMGuYjt6CP8
    British Jewish MP on Gaza's genocide: Israel acting like Nazis
    http://pulsemedia.org/2009/01/27/israels-gaza-mas
    Important Video and Media Montage on Gaza
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWqFxLCEGGY
    Gaza in Ruins
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hjyq2FzRBo
    Gaza Video
    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/01/23/60minut
    60 Minutes Report on Israel's Occupation

  4. how can you only post half the story . …. where is Israels right not to half bombs sent at them … this has been a 2 way war for years and taking a side is not going to fix it . Israel had to give them Gaza in a hope of gaining peace but instead they used it to bomb them . does Israel not have the right to defend its country . ???? look at what bush did to Iraq . and they hadn’t even launched there bombs yet or proven they had them .. both sides need better disapline within there countrys so that neither can shoot at each other terriost or government..
    for say if someone tried shooting a missile out of any other country that wasn’t thats countrys own government would not that government be calling that a crime and having them all shot on the spot . ? and if a missile was coming at your country would you not declare fall out war, and do everything in your power to know that your country is safe . ?

  5. "Right and wrong are the same in Palestine as anywhere else. What is peculiar about the Palestine conflict is that the world has listened to the party that has committed the offence and has turned a deaf ear to the victims."
    –British Historian Arnold Toynbee

    Amnesty International is to be commended for its long history of fair and balanced assessments of human rights abuses whether it's in Israel or Egypt.
    No nation in modern history has been as criticized and condemned for its repressive human rights violations, its illegal invasions and wars against its neighbors, its annexation of Palestinian and Syrian lands, including East Jerusalem, its use of legalized torture, mass campaigns of house demolitions, imprisonment of thousands of men, women, and children without any charges for years, its illegal Apartheid Wall (according to the International Criminal Court), its hundreds of checkpoints that often cause the death of ill Palestinians including stillbirths, its illegal construction of hundreds of illegal settlements on occupied land which continues unabated despite Israel's "promises" to America, its sole benefactor and protector, and so much more.

    Yet most Americans are unaware of this history, a history of lies and spin covering military onslaughts as "self defense". The only reason is the power of the Israel Lobby in Washington D.C. and the power of a sympathetic, often owned and operated by Jewish Americans, that slams and smear any American who dares to speak the truth in America's national interests not in the interest of this small foreign nation that has forced American to pay and die for its interests. The only time our Congress votes overwhelmingly and in bipartisanship fashion is for Israel's interests never in the interest of the health, education, or welfare of an American child. Example: Bush and Congress overwhelmingly supported sending Israel $30 Billion in military aid (Israel is already the fourth largest arms EXPORTER) while denying the same amount to expand SCHIP, a children's health program to the uninsured.

    I join and support A.I.'s call to stop sending American weapons to Israel (Palestinians have the legitimate right to defend themselves against a foreign military occupier–although I oppose the killing of all innocent civilians) that are used in offensive genocides against hapless civilians in the occupied territories which already violate America's own Arms Export Law which prohibits the use of U.S. weapons in any offensive fashion

    This won't happen until Americans get informed on the history of Israel's illegitimate founding on stolen Palestinian land by force and maintained by force. Such theft by force has not ceased. Needed is a comprehensive peace plan such as the extraordinarily generous Arab Peace Plan that offers Israel everything it’s ever claimed to want. Israel won't make peace unless it’s forced to and only Americans can do that.

    As for the facts on this latest Gaza genocide:
    1. Hamas' founding was greatly aided by Israel itself. there would be no Hamas, Hezbollah without Israel's military occupations.
    2. Hamas has offered recognition of Israel in its 1967 border as evidenced by a letter its leaders sent to Bush in 2006 and several media reports in Israel, Europe, and the U.S.
    3. Israel's attack on Gaza was Pre Planned months prior to the invasion, similar to its Pre Planned attack on Lebanon in 2006, as Ehud Olmert admitted to the Winograd Commission investigating the invasion.
    4. It was Israel that violated the six month ceasefire as Israel admitted itself and the U.N. and other agencies reported.

    America, get the facts, then decide. A place to start is ifamericansknew.org and palestineremembered.org.

    America is the premier world arms supplier around the world but nowhere does our responsibility for the murder of children exist as it does in Israel's hands.

    Take action against war and death or forever hold your peace when terrorists attack us as Israel's proxy.

    Tragically no media attention is being given to this vital report.
    Shalom, Peace, Salaam to all who value the sacredness of all lives based on truth and justice.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=en-GB&a
    ISRAEL ADMITS "HAMAS DIDN'T FIRE ROCKETS DURING CEASEFIRE0
    http://www.lrb.co.uk/v31/n02/sieg01_.html
    Important article by Henry Siegman: "Israel's LIes"
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middl
    Israel Preplanned Attack on Gaza
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMGuYjt6CP8
    British Jewish MP on Gaza's genocide: Israel acting like Nazis
    http://pulsemedia.org/2009/01/27/israels-gaza-mas
    Important Video and Media Montage on Gaza
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWqFxLCEGGY
    Gaza in Ruins
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hjyq2FzRBo
    Gaza Video
    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/01/23/60minut
    60 Minutes Report on Israel's Occupation

  6. "Right and wrong are the same in Palestine as anywhere else. What is peculiar about the Palestine conflict is that the world has listened to the party that has committed the offence and has turned a deaf ear to the victims."
    –British Historian Arnold Toynbee

    Amnesty International is to be commended for its long history of fair and balanced assessments of human rights abuses whether it's in Israel or Egypt.
    No nation in modern history has been as criticized and condemned for its repressive human rights violations, its illegal invasions and wars against its neighbors, its annexation of Palestinian and Syrian lands, including East Jerusalem, its use of legalized torture, mass campaigns of house demolitions, imprisonment of thousands of men, women, and children without any charges for years, its illegal Apartheid Wall (according to the International Criminal Court), its hundreds of checkpoints that often cause the death of ill Palestinians including stillbirths, its illegal construction of hundreds of illegal settlements on occupied land which continues unabated despite Israel's "promises" to America, its sole benefactor and protector, and so much more.

    Yet most Americans are unaware of this history, a history of lies and spin covering military onslaughts as "self defense". The only reason is the power of the Israel Lobby in Washington D.C. and the power of a sympathetic, often owned and operated by Jewish Americans, that slams and smear any American who dares to speak the truth in America's national interests not in the interest of this small foreign nation that has forced American to pay and die for its interests. The only time our Congress votes overwhelmingly and in bipartisanship fashion is for Israel's interests never in the interest of the health, education, or welfare of an American child. Example: Bush and Congress overwhelmingly supported sending Israel $30 Billion in military aid (Israel is already the fourth largest arms EXPORTER) while denying the same amount to expand SCHIP, a children's health program to the uninsured.

    I join and support A.I.'s call to stop sending American weapons to Israel (Palestinians have the legitimate right to defend themselves against a foreign military occupier–although I oppose the killing of all innocent civilians) that are used in offensive genocides against hapless civilians in the occupied territories which already violate America's own Arms Export Law which prohibits the use of U.S. weapons in any offensive fashion

    This won't happen until Americans get informed on the history of Israel's illegitimate founding on stolen Palestinian land by force and maintained by force. Such theft by force has not ceased. Needed is a comprehensive peace plan such as the extraordinarily generous Arab Peace Plan that offers Israel everything it’s ever claimed to want. Israel won't make peace unless it’s forced to and only Americans can do that.

    As for the facts on this latest Gaza genocide:
    1. Hamas' founding was greatly aided by Israel itself. there would be no Hamas, Hezbollah without Israel's military occupations.
    2. Hamas has offered recognition of Israel in its 1967 border as evidenced by a letter its leaders sent to Bush in 2006 and several media reports in Israel, Europe, and the U.S.
    3. Israel's attack on Gaza was Pre Planned months prior to the invasion, similar to its Pre Planned attack on Lebanon in 2006, as Ehud Olmert admitted to the Winograd Commission investigating the invasion.
    4. It was Israel that violated the six month ceasefire as Israel admitted itself and the U.N. and other agencies reported.

    America, get the facts, then decide. A place to start is ifamericansknew.org and palestineremembered.org.

    America is the premier world arms supplier around the world but nowhere does our responsibility for the murder of children exist as it does in Israel's hands.

    Take action against war and death or forever hold your peace when terrorists attack us as Israel's proxy.

    Tragically no media attention is being given to this vital report.
    Shalom, Peace, Salaam to all who value the sacredness of all lives based on truth and justice.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=en-GB&a
    ISRAEL ADMITS "HAMAS DIDN'T FIRE ROCKETS DURING CEASEFIRE0
    http://www.lrb.co.uk/v31/n02/sieg01_.html
    Important article by Henry Siegman: "Israel's LIes"
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middl
    Israel Preplanned Attack on Gaza
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMGuYjt6CP8
    British Jewish MP on Gaza's genocide: Israel acting like Nazis
    http://pulsemedia.org/2009/01/27/israels-gaza-mas
    Important Video and Media Montage on Gaza
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWqFxLCEGGY
    Gaza in Ruins
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hjyq2FzRBo
    Gaza Video
    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/01/23/60minut
    60 Minutes Report on Israel's Occupation

  7. What the Jews think about Gentiles (Non-Jews).

    This article appeared in the magazine “Free At Last” under the title
    American Law, Fact, Fraud,
    and Insidious Insiders

    “Galatians, 4:16: Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?”–

    “We…continue to be amazed with the ease by which Christian Americans have fallen into our hands…naïve Americans…we have TAUGHT them to SUBMIT to our every demand…Americans have not had a presidential choice since 1932. Roosevelt was our man; every president since Roosevelt has been our man. We…have put issue upon issue to the American people. Then we PROMOTE BOTH SIDES of the issue as confusion reigns.
    “With their eyes fixed on the issues, they fail to see who is BEHIND EVERY scene. We…toy with the American public as a cat toys with a mouse. The blood of the masses will flow as we wait for our day of WORLD victory…The naïve politicians in WASHINGTON are gullible. Most of them are not too bright…the powerful…lobbyists influenced…years ago (federal funds to aid Israel) and there is no one strong enough to stop it…some of that money is returned to the United States and spent on Zionist propaganda…through B’nai Brith…Conference of Jewish Organizations… World Jewish Congress…tax free so long as we are smart enough to get away with it…
    “ANTI-SEMITISM does NOT signify opposition to Semitism. THERE IS NO SUCH THING. It is an expression we…use effectively as a SMEARWORD …used to brand…anyone who brings criticism against (us)…We use it against HATE-mongers… (we) do so. That’s all there is to it.
    “…I’d say more than 90% (of us) know what is really happening to our people. We have COMMUNICATION unequalled…It is an established rule to destroy all members of pre-existing government…the Police, State Police, Army officers and their families and relatives…In Russia, there are TWO distinct GOVERNMENTS – one visible and the other invisible…The INVISIBLE rulers in the communist countries have a world CONTROL over the propaganda and the governments in free countries. The cultural and intellectual influence of Judaism is felt throughout the entire world…MONEY is more important than morality.
    “We can accomplish anything with money…Israel can now win in any encounter…It will also be the base for World Government Headquarters. We CONTROL EVERY MEDIA of expression…newspaper , magazines, radio, television…even your music! We CENSOR…before long we will have COMPLETE CONTROL of your thinking…
    “The richest plum…(we) took over the publication of ALL SCHOOL MATERIALS…could MOLD public opinion to suit OUR PURPOSES. The people are only stupid pigs that grunt and squeal the chants we give them…truth or lies. There is no silent majority…only thing that exists is an UNTHINKING majority and unthinking they will remain…their ESCAPE from our rigorous service is the opiate of our ENTERTAINMENT industry. We have castrated society through FEAR and INTIMIDATION. Its manhood exists only in combination with a feminine…appearance… being so neutered, the populace has become DOCILE and EASILY RULED…their thoughts…only with the present toil and the next meal…You have become addicted to our MEDICINE through which we have become your absolute masters.
    “We pretty much CONTROL the U.N…There will be a forced class warfare here in the United States and many will be liquidated…I’m not boasting…I’m giving you the facts! It is TOO LATE for your Christian followers to put up a DEFENCE …Long, long ago we HAD to become the AGGRESSORS…that is undoubtedly one of our great PURPOSES in life…
    “Religion…our CONTROL of the textbook industry…news media…able to hold ourselves up as AUTHORITIES…our rabbis now hold professorships in supposed Christian theological seminaries. We are amazed by the Christian’s stupidity …Judaism is not only the teaching of the synagogue, but also the doctrine of every Christian Church in America. Through our propaganda the church has become our most avid supporter…their believing in the lie that we are the ‘chosen people’ and they, the gentiles.” “These deluded children of the church defend us to the point of DESTROYING their own culture…The ignorant Christians…attack the crusaders even if they are members of their own families…Through our influence of religion we were able to involve the ignorant white Christians in WARS against themselves, which always impoverished both sides while we reaped a financial and political harvest…
    “Through religion we have gained CONTROL of society, government and economics. The gullible clergy…instruct their parishioners that we are a special, chosen people…These PULPIT PARROTS extol our goodness for loaning them the MONEY to build their temples, never realizing that their own holy book condemns all USURY… pay our exorbitant INTEREST…they have led society into our CONTROL through the same practice.
    “Politically, they hail the blessings of DEMOCRACY and never understand that through DEMOCRACY we have gained CONTROL…DEMOCRACY is mob-rule which we CONTROL through their churches, our news media and economic institutions…These RELIGIOUS PUPPET’S stupidity is only exceeded by their cowardice, for they are ruled easily…”
    ************ ********* ********* ********* ********* *
    On Control, you may remember the 8/12/1976 sky-jacking of an Israeli jetliner in Istanbul, Turkey, in which four people were killed and some thirty injured. Aboard was the administrative assistant for then-U.S. Senator Jacob K. Javits (a Jew) of New York, 29 year-old Harold W. Rosenthal (a Jew), whose unfortunate murder that day was not from random bullets that killed the others. Evidence indicates that his was pre-planned, making me wonder if it was due to his lengthy, boastful interview with American Christian editor Walter White.
    Please read the full interview at the following link. It is titled ”The Hidden Tyranny” and I hope from the brazen words above you will see why. http://www.rense. com/general66/ rosen.htm

  8. What the Jews think about Gentiles (Non-Jews).

    This article appeared in the magazine “Free At Last” under the title
    American Law, Fact, Fraud,
    and Insidious Insiders

    “Galatians, 4:16: Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?”–

    “We…continue to be amazed with the ease by which Christian Americans have fallen into our hands…naïve Americans…we have TAUGHT them to SUBMIT to our every demand…Americans have not had a presidential choice since 1932. Roosevelt was our man; every president since Roosevelt has been our man. We…have put issue upon issue to the American people. Then we PROMOTE BOTH SIDES of the issue as confusion reigns.
    “With their eyes fixed on the issues, they fail to see who is BEHIND EVERY scene. We…toy with the American public as a cat toys with a mouse. The blood of the masses will flow as we wait for our day of WORLD victory…The naïve politicians in WASHINGTON are gullible. Most of them are not too bright…the powerful…lobbyists influenced…years ago (federal funds to aid Israel) and there is no one strong enough to stop it…some of that money is returned to the United States and spent on Zionist propaganda…through B’nai Brith…Conference of Jewish Organizations… World Jewish Congress…tax free so long as we are smart enough to get away with it…
    “ANTI-SEMITISM does NOT signify opposition to Semitism. THERE IS NO SUCH THING. It is an expression we…use effectively as a SMEARWORD …used to brand…anyone who brings criticism against (us)…We use it against HATE-mongers… (we) do so. That’s all there is to it.
    “…I’d say more than 90% (of us) know what is really happening to our people. We have COMMUNICATION unequalled…It is an established rule to destroy all members of pre-existing government…the Police, State Police, Army officers and their families and relatives…In Russia, there are TWO distinct GOVERNMENTS – one visible and the other invisible…The INVISIBLE rulers in the communist countries have a world CONTROL over the propaganda and the governments in free countries. The cultural and intellectual influence of Judaism is felt throughout the entire world…MONEY is more important than morality.
    “We can accomplish anything with money…Israel can now win in any encounter…It will also be the base for World Government Headquarters. We CONTROL EVERY MEDIA of expression…newspaper , magazines, radio, television…even your music! We CENSOR…before long we will have COMPLETE CONTROL of your thinking…
    “The richest plum…(we) took over the publication of ALL SCHOOL MATERIALS…could MOLD public opinion to suit OUR PURPOSES. The people are only stupid pigs that grunt and squeal the chants we give them…truth or lies. There is no silent majority…only thing that exists is an UNTHINKING majority and unthinking they will remain…their ESCAPE from our rigorous service is the opiate of our ENTERTAINMENT industry. We have castrated society through FEAR and INTIMIDATION. Its manhood exists only in combination with a feminine…appearance… being so neutered, the populace has become DOCILE and EASILY RULED…their thoughts…only with the present toil and the next meal…You have become addicted to our MEDICINE through which we have become your absolute masters.
    “We pretty much CONTROL the U.N…There will be a forced class warfare here in the United States and many will be liquidated…I’m not boasting…I’m giving you the facts! It is TOO LATE for your Christian followers to put up a DEFENCE …Long, long ago we HAD to become the AGGRESSORS…that is undoubtedly one of our great PURPOSES in life…
    “Religion…our CONTROL of the textbook industry…news media…able to hold ourselves up as AUTHORITIES…our rabbis now hold professorships in supposed Christian theological seminaries. We are amazed by the Christian’s stupidity …Judaism is not only the teaching of the synagogue, but also the doctrine of every Christian Church in America. Through our propaganda the church has become our most avid supporter…their believing in the lie that we are the ‘chosen people’ and they, the gentiles.” “These deluded children of the church defend us to the point of DESTROYING their own culture…The ignorant Christians…attack the crusaders even if they are members of their own families…Through our influence of religion we were able to involve the ignorant white Christians in WARS against themselves, which always impoverished both sides while we reaped a financial and political harvest…
    “Through religion we have gained CONTROL of society, government and economics. The gullible clergy…instruct their parishioners that we are a special, chosen people…These PULPIT PARROTS extol our goodness for loaning them the MONEY to build their temples, never realizing that their own holy book condemns all USURY… pay our exorbitant INTEREST…they have led society into our CONTROL through the same practice.
    “Politically, they hail the blessings of DEMOCRACY and never understand that through DEMOCRACY we have gained CONTROL…DEMOCRACY is mob-rule which we CONTROL through their churches, our news media and economic institutions…These RELIGIOUS PUPPET’S stupidity is only exceeded by their cowardice, for they are ruled easily…”
    ************ ********* ********* ********* ********* *
    On Control, you may remember the 8/12/1976 sky-jacking of an Israeli jetliner in Istanbul, Turkey, in which four people were killed and some thirty injured. Aboard was the administrative assistant for then-U.S. Senator Jacob K. Javits (a Jew) of New York, 29 year-old Harold W. Rosenthal (a Jew), whose unfortunate murder that day was not from random bullets that killed the others. Evidence indicates that his was pre-planned, making me wonder if it was due to his lengthy, boastful interview with American Christian editor Walter White.
    Please read the full interview at the following link. It is titled ”The Hidden Tyranny” and I hope from the brazen words above you will see why. http://www.rense. com/general66/ rosen.htm

  9. What the Jews think about Gentiles (Non-Jews).

    This article appeared in the magazine “Free At Last” under the title
    American Law, Fact, Fraud,
    and Insidious Insiders

    “Galatians, 4:16: Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?”–

    “We…continue to be amazed with the ease by which Christian Americans have fallen into our hands…naïve Americans…we have TAUGHT them to SUBMIT to our every demand…Americans have not had a presidential choice since 1932. Roosevelt was our man; every president since Roosevelt has been our man. We…have put issue upon issue to the American people. Then we PROMOTE BOTH SIDES of the issue as confusion reigns.
    “With their eyes fixed on the issues, they fail to see who is BEHIND EVERY scene. We…toy with the American public as a cat toys with a mouse. The blood of the masses will flow as we wait for our day of WORLD victory…The naïve politicians in WASHINGTON are gullible. Most of them are not too bright…the powerful…lobbyists influenced…years ago (federal funds to aid Israel) and there is no one strong enough to stop it…some of that money is returned to the United States and spent on Zionist propaganda…through B’nai Brith…Conference of Jewish Organizations… World Jewish Congress…tax free so long as we are smart enough to get away with it…
    “ANTI-SEMITISM does NOT signify opposition to Semitism. THERE IS NO SUCH THING. It is an expression we…use effectively as a SMEARWORD …used to brand…anyone who brings criticism against (us)…We use it against HATE-mongers… (we) do so. That’s all there is to it.
    “…I’d say more than 90% (of us) know what is really happening to our people. We have COMMUNICATION unequalled…It is an established rule to destroy all members of pre-existing government…the Police, State Police, Army officers and their families and relatives…In Russia, there are TWO distinct GOVERNMENTS – one visible and the other invisible…The INVISIBLE rulers in the communist countries have a world CONTROL over the propaganda and the governments in free countries. The cultural and intellectual influence of Judaism is felt throughout the entire world…MONEY is more important than morality.
    “We can accomplish anything with money…Israel can now win in any encounter…It will also be the base for World Government Headquarters. We CONTROL EVERY MEDIA of expression…newspaper , magazines, radio, television…even your music! We CENSOR…before long we will have COMPLETE CONTROL of your thinking…
    “The richest plum…(we) took over the publication of ALL SCHOOL MATERIALS…could MOLD public opinion to suit OUR PURPOSES. The people are only stupid pigs that grunt and squeal the chants we give them…truth or lies. There is no silent majority…only thing that exists is an UNTHINKING majority and unthinking they will remain…their ESCAPE from our rigorous service is the opiate of our ENTERTAINMENT industry. We have castrated society through FEAR and INTIMIDATION. Its manhood exists only in combination with a feminine…appearance… being so neutered, the populace has become DOCILE and EASILY RULED…their thoughts…only with the present toil and the next meal…You have become addicted to our MEDICINE through which we have become your absolute masters.
    “We pretty much CONTROL the U.N…There will be a forced class warfare here in the United States and many will be liquidated…I’m not boasting…I’m giving you the facts! It is TOO LATE for your Christian followers to put up a DEFENCE …Long, long ago we HAD to become the AGGRESSORS…that is undoubtedly one of our great PURPOSES in life…
    “Religion…our CONTROL of the textbook industry…news media…able to hold ourselves up as AUTHORITIES…our rabbis now hold professorships in supposed Christian theological seminaries. We are amazed by the Christian’s stupidity …Judaism is not only the teaching of the synagogue, but also the doctrine of every Christian Church in America. Through our propaganda the church has become our most avid supporter…their believing in the lie that we are the ‘chosen people’ and they, the gentiles.” “These deluded children of the church defend us to the point of DESTROYING their own culture…The ignorant Christians…attack the crusaders even if they are members of their own families…Through our influence of religion we were able to involve the ignorant white Christians in WARS against themselves, which always impoverished both sides while we reaped a financial and political harvest…
    “Through religion we have gained CONTROL of society, government and economics. The gullible clergy…instruct their parishioners that we are a special, chosen people…These PULPIT PARROTS extol our goodness for loaning them the MONEY to build their temples, never realizing that their own holy book condemns all USURY… pay our exorbitant INTEREST…they have led society into our CONTROL through the same practice.
    “Politically, they hail the blessings of DEMOCRACY and never understand that through DEMOCRACY we have gained CONTROL…DEMOCRACY is mob-rule which we CONTROL through their churches, our news media and economic institutions…These RELIGIOUS PUPPET’S stupidity is only exceeded by their cowardice, for they are ruled easily…”
    ************ ********* ********* ********* ********* *
    On Control, you may remember the 8/12/1976 sky-jacking of an Israeli jetliner in Istanbul, Turkey, in which four people were killed and some thirty injured. Aboard was the administrative assistant for then-U.S. Senator Jacob K. Javits (a Jew) of New York, 29 year-old Harold W. Rosenthal (a Jew), whose unfortunate murder that day was not from random bullets that killed the others. Evidence indicates that his was pre-planned, making me wonder if it was due to his lengthy, boastful interview with American Christian editor Walter White.
    Please read the full interview at the following link. It is titled ”The Hidden Tyranny” and I hope from the brazen words above you will see why. http://www.rense. com/general66/ rosen.htm

  10. Jeremy,

    This post isn’t even ‘half the story’, it’s only a fraction. What’s happening in Gaza is complex and the report specifically deals with the weapons coming into Israel and the Gaza Strip from outside. The research team that spent a lot of time in southern Israel and the Gaza Strip studying forensic evidence, sites hit and gathering testimony from individuals found that these weapons were used to directly and indirectly attack civilians and civilian sites or were used in an indiscriminate or disproportionate manner.

    The exporters of these weapons to Israel and Hamas (and other armed Palestinian groups in Gaza) bear some responsibility. One aspect of report we hope to cover is the massive amount of military weaponry and equipment that has gone to Israel over the past years from the US and the agreement that increases the amount. Another aspect that needs to be addressed are the responses from Hamas and Israel which really don’t address the substance of the report at all, but make broad statements or simply reject it (note: not the findings, but the report itself).

    As for one of your concerns, Amnesty Int’l does not take sides in any conflict, but advocates for human rights and holds all parties to the same standards based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    We are aware that Israel views their offensive on Gaza as an act of self defense and have said that Israel has the right to self defense, but must act within the parameters of the rules of war. These rules are well laid out and known to militaries across the globe. The bar is not high, these minimal rules are simply laid out to try to minimize civilian deaths, injuries and damage to civilian structures. Both sides failed to meet these standards.

    It should also be noted that Hamas says they are fighting a hostile occupation based on Israel’s total control of Gaza’s crossings, airspace and seaspace. It is also their right to do so, even taking up arms if this is their choice, but they also must abide by the rules of war, not firing indiscriminate rockets towards population centers.

  11. BTW, I knew where the white phosphorus shells were from and so did friends of mine in Israel and in Sudan. It came really close to costing me a dear friend until I explained to her that the US is the largest arms dealer in the world.

    How the Israeli army was using the shells was wrong. You don't shoot those type of rounds straight into a building, they are supposed to be used to light up the night sky so you can see to do battle. I have written to the Israeli government about this and hadn't heard anything from them yet.

  12. “Right and wrong are the same in Palestine as anywhere else. What is peculiar about the Palestine conflict is that the world has listened to the party that has committed the offence and has turned a deaf ear to the victims.”
    –British Historian Arnold Toynbee

    Amnesty International is to be commended for its long history of fair and balanced assessments of human rights abuses whether it’s in Israel or Egypt.
    No nation in modern history has been as criticized and condemned for its repressive human rights violations, its illegal invasions and wars against its neighbors, its annexation of Palestinian and Syrian lands, including East Jerusalem, its use of legalized torture, mass campaigns of house demolitions, imprisonment of thousands of men, women, and children without any charges for years, its illegal Apartheid Wall (according to the International Criminal Court), its hundreds of checkpoints that often cause the death of ill Palestinians including stillbirths, its illegal construction of hundreds of illegal settlements on occupied land which continues unabated despite Israel’s “promises” to America, its sole benefactor and protector, and so much more.

    Yet most Americans are unaware of this history, a history of lies and spin covering military onslaughts as “self defense”. The only reason is the power of the Israel Lobby in Washington D.C. and the power of a sympathetic, often owned and operated by Jewish Americans, that slams and smear any American who dares to speak the truth in America’s national interests not in the interest of this small foreign nation that has forced American to pay and die for its interests. The only time our Congress votes overwhelmingly and in bipartisanship fashion is for Israel’s interests never in the interest of the health, education, or welfare of an American child. Example: Bush and Congress overwhelmingly supported sending Israel $30 Billion in military aid (Israel is already the fourth largest arms EXPORTER) while denying the same amount to expand SCHIP, a children’s health program to the uninsured.

    I join and support A.I.’s call to stop sending American weapons to Israel (Palestinians have the legitimate right to defend themselves against a foreign military occupier–although I oppose the killing of all innocent civilians) that are used in offensive genocides against hapless civilians in the occupied territories which already violate America’s own Arms Export Law which prohibits the use of U.S. weapons in any offensive fashion

    This won’t happen until Americans get informed on the history of Israel’s illegitimate founding on stolen Palestinian land by force and maintained by force. Such theft by force has not ceased. Needed is a comprehensive peace plan such as the extraordinarily generous Arab Peace Plan that offers Israel everything it’s ever claimed to want. Israel won’t make peace unless it’s forced to and only Americans can do that.

    As for the facts on this latest Gaza genocide:
    1. Hamas’ founding was greatly aided by Israel itself. there would be no Hamas, Hezbollah without Israel’s military occupations.
    2. Hamas has offered recognition of Israel in its 1967 border as evidenced by a letter its leaders sent to Bush in 2006 and several media reports in Israel, Europe, and the U.S.
    3. Israel’s attack on Gaza was Pre Planned months prior to the invasion, similar to its Pre Planned attack on Lebanon in 2006, as Ehud Olmert admitted to the Winograd Commission investigating the invasion.
    4. It was Israel that violated the six month ceasefire as Israel admitted itself and the U.N. and other agencies reported.

    America, get the facts, then decide. A place to start is ifamericansknew.org and palestineremembered.org.

    America is the premier world arms supplier around the world but nowhere does our responsibility for the murder of children exist as it does in Israel’s hands.

    Take action against war and death or forever hold your peace when terrorists attack us as Israel’s proxy.

    Tragically no media attention is being given to this vital report.
    Shalom, Peace, Salaam to all who value the sacredness of all lives based on truth and justice.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=en-GB&v=zfFMZ7Y-s_c
    ISRAEL ADMITS “HAMAS DIDN’T FIRE ROCKETS DURING CEASEFIRE0

    http://www.lrb.co.uk/v31/n02/sieg01_.html
    Important article by Henry Siegman: “Israel’s LIes”

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article1942918.ece
    Israel Preplanned Attack on Gaza

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMGuYjt6CP8
    British Jewish MP on Gaza’s genocide: Israel acting like Nazis

    http://pulsemedia.org/2009/01/27/israels-gaza-massacre-we-will-never-forget/
    Important Video and Media Montage on Gaza

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWqFxLCEGGY
    Gaza in Ruins

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hjyq2FzRBo
    Gaza Video

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/01/23/60minutes/main4749723.shtml
    60 Minutes Report on Israel’s Occupation

  13. What the Jews think about Gentiles (Non-Jews).

    This article appeared in the magazine “Free At Last” under the title
    American Law, Fact, Fraud,
    and Insidious Insiders

    “Galatians, 4:16: Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?”–

    “We…continue to be amazed with the ease by which Christian Americans have fallen into our hands…naïve Americans…we have TAUGHT them to SUBMIT to our every demand…Americans have not had a presidential choice since 1932. Roosevelt was our man; every president since Roosevelt has been our man. We…have put issue upon issue to the American people. Then we PROMOTE BOTH SIDES of the issue as confusion reigns.
    “With their eyes fixed on the issues, they fail to see who is BEHIND EVERY scene. We…toy with the American public as a cat toys with a mouse. The blood of the masses will flow as we wait for our day of WORLD victory…The naïve politicians in WASHINGTON are gullible. Most of them are not too bright…the powerful…lobbyists influenced…years ago (federal funds to aid Israel) and there is no one strong enough to stop it…some of that money is returned to the United States and spent on Zionist propaganda…through B’nai Brith…Conference of Jewish Organizations… World Jewish Congress…tax free so long as we are smart enough to get away with it…
    “ANTI-SEMITISM does NOT signify opposition to Semitism. THERE IS NO SUCH THING. It is an expression we…use effectively as a SMEARWORD …used to brand…anyone who brings criticism against (us)…We use it against HATE-mongers… (we) do so. That’s all there is to it.
    “…I’d say more than 90% (of us) know what is really happening to our people. We have COMMUNICATION unequalled…It is an established rule to destroy all members of pre-existing government…the Police, State Police, Army officers and their families and relatives…In Russia, there are TWO distinct GOVERNMENTS – one visible and the other invisible…The INVISIBLE rulers in the communist countries have a world CONTROL over the propaganda and the governments in free countries. The cultural and intellectual influence of Judaism is felt throughout the entire world…MONEY is more important than morality.
    “We can accomplish anything with money…Israel can now win in any encounter…It will also be the base for World Government Headquarters. We CONTROL EVERY MEDIA of expression…newspaper , magazines, radio, television…even your music! We CENSOR…before long we will have COMPLETE CONTROL of your thinking…
    “The richest plum…(we) took over the publication of ALL SCHOOL MATERIALS…could MOLD public opinion to suit OUR PURPOSES. The people are only stupid pigs that grunt and squeal the chants we give them…truth or lies. There is no silent majority…only thing that exists is an UNTHINKING majority and unthinking they will remain…their ESCAPE from our rigorous service is the opiate of our ENTERTAINMENT industry. We have castrated society through FEAR and INTIMIDATION. Its manhood exists only in combination with a feminine…appearance… being so neutered, the populace has become DOCILE and EASILY RULED…their thoughts…only with the present toil and the next meal…You have become addicted to our MEDICINE through which we have become your absolute masters.
    “We pretty much CONTROL the U.N…There will be a forced class warfare here in the United States and many will be liquidated…I’m not boasting…I’m giving you the facts! It is TOO LATE for your Christian followers to put up a DEFENCE …Long, long ago we HAD to become the AGGRESSORS…that is undoubtedly one of our great PURPOSES in life…
    “Religion…our CONTROL of the textbook industry…news media…able to hold ourselves up as AUTHORITIES…our rabbis now hold professorships in supposed Christian theological seminaries. We are amazed by the Christian’s stupidity …Judaism is not only the teaching of the synagogue, but also the doctrine of every Christian Church in America. Through our propaganda the church has become our most avid supporter…their believing in the lie that we are the ‘chosen people’ and they, the gentiles.” “These deluded children of the church defend us to the point of DESTROYING their own culture…The ignorant Christians…attack the crusaders even if they are members of their own families…Through our influence of religion we were able to involve the ignorant white Christians in WARS against themselves, which always impoverished both sides while we reaped a financial and political harvest…
    “Through religion we have gained CONTROL of society, government and economics. The gullible clergy…instruct their parishioners that we are a special, chosen people…These PULPIT PARROTS extol our goodness for loaning them the MONEY to build their temples, never realizing that their own holy book condemns all USURY… pay our exorbitant INTEREST…they have led society into our CONTROL through the same practice.
    “Politically, they hail the blessings of DEMOCRACY and never understand that through DEMOCRACY we have gained CONTROL…DEMOCRACY is mob-rule which we CONTROL through their churches, our news media and economic institutions…These RELIGIOUS PUPPET’S stupidity is only exceeded by their cowardice, for they are ruled easily…”
    ************ ********* ********* ********* ********* *
    On Control, you may remember the 8/12/1976 sky-jacking of an Israeli jetliner in Istanbul, Turkey, in which four people were killed and some thirty injured. Aboard was the administrative assistant for then-U.S. Senator Jacob K. Javits (a Jew) of New York, 29 year-old Harold W. Rosenthal (a Jew), whose unfortunate murder that day was not from random bullets that killed the others. Evidence indicates that his was pre-planned, making me wonder if it was due to his lengthy, boastful interview with American Christian editor Walter White.
    Please read the full interview at the following link. It is titled ”The Hidden Tyranny” and I hope from the brazen words above you will see why.
    http://www.rense. com/general66/ rosen.htm

  14. Well , thank you amnesty int for such an enlightening article. I only hope that when a tyrany like Iran says it will wipe you off the face off the earth and kill all men women and children you will wipe your hands and claim ignorance. I am sure countries like Israel should use plowshares supplied by you to defend themselves from the vicious arabist and Iranian anarchists that want to take over the world in the name of Islam. Maybe you should embrace radical Islam and save yourself

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  16. BTW, I knew where the white phosphorus shells were from and so did friends of mine in Israel and in Sudan. It came really close to costing me a dear friend until I explained to her that the US is the largest arms dealer in the world.

    How the Israeli army was using the shells was wrong. You don’t shoot those type of rounds straight into a building, they are supposed to be used to light up the night sky so you can see to do battle. I have written to the Israeli government about this and hadn’t heard anything from them yet.

  17. This is a critical moment in history. For the first time since thousands of Palestinians were driven from their homes in what is now is Israel, it is just possible that US collaboration with Israel's crimes against the Palestinian people which continues in the war against Gaza.

    The failure or our country to end its collaboration with Israeli crimes is simple fear, the fear of being branded "anti-Semitic". It begins in many Jewish families and their friends and extends throughout our society. It includes above all, the politicians who fear, no matter their private opinions, the loss of votes in the next election. Observe the number of individuals and organizations who are otherwise praiseworthy except in the case of the actions of Israel. It takes real courage to stand up in a room filled with the less courageous. Let us hope that
    Barack Omana has this essential courage in this time of the dissolution of the world economy. Frank Collins

  18. Why should the U.S. supply weapons to any nation that violates the rules of war? I don't care if its Iran or Gaza or Israel or Sweden for that matter.

    (I know that the U.S. defense contractors connected to the lobbyists in Washington need to make a profit, but there absolutely must be strings attached and we should not be biased toward one country or another for any reason. A profit is a profit. We should only be biased against countries that violate the rules of war – that's where organized activism such as the campaign Amnesty has launched has an impact.)

    As for "Arabs are bad" and "Jews are bad", I must say that the more finger pointing there is, the less hope I have for peace. No party is innocent. Arabs, Jews, Americans, Iranians, etc. have all contributed to this senselessness. If the finger pointing continues, no side willing to relinquish their absolutist perspective, these conflicts will continue.

    When will we finally be willing to put aside the anger and unforgiving feelings that we have and instead take the steps we need to take in order to promote peace and safety for future generations?

  19. Well , thank you amnesty int for such an enlightening article. I only hope that when a tyrany like Iran says it will wipe you off the face off the earth and kill all men women and children you will wipe your hands and claim ignorance. I am sure countries like Israel should use plowshares supplied by you to defend themselves from the vicious arabist and Iranian anarchists that want to take over the world in the name of Islam. Maybe you should embrace radical Islam and save yourself

  20. This is a critical moment in history. For the first time since thousands of Palestinians were driven from their homes in what is now is Israel, it is just possible that US collaboration with Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people which continues in the war against Gaza.

    The failure or our country to end its collaboration with Israeli crimes is simple fear, the fear of being branded “anti-Semitic”. It begins in many Jewish families and their friends and extends throughout our society. It includes above all, the politicians who fear, no matter their private opinions, the loss of votes in the next election. Observe the number of individuals and organizations who are otherwise praiseworthy except in the case of the actions of Israel. It takes real courage to stand up in a room filled with the less courageous. Let us hope that
    Barack Omana has this essential courage in this time of the dissolution of the world economy. Frank Collins

  21. Here's a quote from the editorial in the Jerusalem Post:
    http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=J
    Either to simulate evenhandedness, or perhaps because it really is blinded by moral relativism, AI perfunctorily called for a weapons embargo against Hamas. It thus appears incapable of distinguishing between Israel and Hamas, between victim and aggressor – between an albeit imperfect Western nation which values tolerance, representative government, rule of law and respect for minority rights, and a medieval-oriented Islamist movement which mobilizes Palestinian masses to hate, teaches its young to glorify suicide bombers, and inculcates a political culture wallowing in self-inflicted victimization.

    It's that last phrase which bears repeating again and again. When will the Palestinians take responsibility for themselves and their future? But it's too easy to live off trying to evoke world pity while preparing mayhem.

  22. Here's a quote from the editorial in the Jerusalem Post:
    http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=J
    Either to simulate evenhandedness, or perhaps because it really is blinded by moral relativism, AI perfunctorily called for a weapons embargo against Hamas. It thus appears incapable of distinguishing between Israel and Hamas, between victim and aggressor – between an albeit imperfect Western nation which values tolerance, representative government, rule of law and respect for minority rights, and a medieval-oriented Islamist movement which mobilizes Palestinian masses to hate, teaches its young to glorify suicide bombers, and inculcates a political culture wallowing in self-inflicted victimization.

    It's that last phrase which bears repeating again and again. When will the Palestinians take responsibility for themselves and their future? But it's too easy to live off trying to evoke world pity while preparing mayhem.

  23. Here's a quote from the editorial in the Jerusalem Post:
    http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=J
    Either to simulate evenhandedness, or perhaps because it really is blinded by moral relativism, AI perfunctorily called for a weapons embargo against Hamas. It thus appears incapable of distinguishing between Israel and Hamas, between victim and aggressor – between an albeit imperfect Western nation which values tolerance, representative government, rule of law and respect for minority rights, and a medieval-oriented Islamist movement which mobilizes Palestinian masses to hate, teaches its young to glorify suicide bombers, and inculcates a political culture wallowing in self-inflicted victimization.

    It's that last phrase which bears repeating again and again. When will the Palestinians take responsibility for themselves and their future? But it's too easy to live off trying to evoke world pity while preparing mayhem.

  24. Why should the U.S. supply weapons to any nation that violates the rules of war? I don’t care if its Iran or Gaza or Israel or Sweden for that matter.

    (I know that the U.S. defense contractors connected to the lobbyists in Washington need to make a profit, but there absolutely must be strings attached and we should not be biased toward one country or another for any reason. A profit is a profit. We should only be biased against countries that violate the rules of war – that’s where organized activism such as the campaign Amnesty has launched has an impact.)

    As for “Arabs are bad” and “Jews are bad”, I must say that the more finger pointing there is, the less hope I have for peace. No party is innocent. Arabs, Jews, Americans, Iranians, etc. have all contributed to this senselessness. If the finger pointing continues, no side willing to relinquish their absolutist perspective, these conflicts will continue.

    When will we finally be willing to put aside the anger and unforgiving feelings that we have and instead take the steps we need to take in order to promote peace and safety for future generations?

  25. Here’s a quote from the editorial in the Jerusalem Post:

    http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull&cid=1235410694149
    Either to simulate evenhandedness, or perhaps because it really is blinded by moral relativism, AI perfunctorily called for a weapons embargo against Hamas. It thus appears incapable of distinguishing between Israel and Hamas, between victim and aggressor – between an albeit imperfect Western nation which values tolerance, representative government, rule of law and respect for minority rights, and a medieval-oriented Islamist movement which mobilizes Palestinian masses to hate, teaches its young to glorify suicide bombers, and inculcates a political culture wallowing in self-inflicted victimization.

    It’s that last phrase which bears repeating again and again. When will the Palestinians take responsibility for themselves and their future? But it’s too easy to live off trying to evoke world pity while preparing mayhem.

  26. Hamas are not getting millions of weapons from the world, they don't have any army, navy or airforce supplied by the world so the JP is on a hiding to nowhere.

    All they have is a few thousand mostly home made rockets.

    I advise people to read the long list of weapons supplied to Israel and compare to the tiny few "rockets" that Hamas or anyone else ever got from the rest of the world.

    The report is excellent but it should have shown the hoax of the weapons smuggling to the Palestinians more.

    Read the lists of weapons zionist imbeciles and then get back to us.

    And you really need to stop reading the right wing, facist Jerusalem Post.

  27. And for goodness sake, the Palestinians do not fire indiscriminately at anyone, they only respond with rockets when people are being massacred.

    There was an influx of rockets last March and April when Israel slaughtered over 200 Palestinians.

    The only damage done was to a green house.

    The Palestinians are firing at villages they used to own until a few short years ago. What do human rights groups want them to do?

    Sit around to be massacred?

    Get this straight once and for all. Israel occupies Palestine. Palestinians have an absolute right to resist.

    End of story.

  28. Edith, how the hell is something directed at civilians and indiscrimate at the same time?

    This is a complete load of baloney and all the human rights organisations play this stupid game.
    http://www.humanrights-geneva.info/Gaza-Not-a-war

    Israel starves, blockades, beats, kills at random and destroys Palestinian territory whenever they want, they murder hundreds of civilians every year and Hamas only ever retaliate. They don't sit around and think "oh I am bored today, I think I will indiscrimately direct a rocket at civilians in my old home town just for fun".

    They fire only when being bombarded from the sky, land and sea.

    That is well recorded and I am afraid that I don't much care if a few brutal occupiers manage to be killed along the way.

    I would kill them and I don't believe in killing – under the conditions the Palestinians are forced by the whole world to live though I would make an exception.

    It is an utter absurdity to suggest that Israel is "allowed to fire" but Hamas and the Palestinians must not.

    I do get sick to death of this bull. Way, gee a whole 7 Israeli's were killed –

    2008
    December 1-26: 7
    November: 15
    October: 0
    September: 0
    August: 0
    July: 1
    June: 26
    May: 39
    April: 67
    March: 107
    February: 71
    January: 80
    Total: 413

    2007
    December: 57
    November: 28
    October: 28
    September: 28
    August: 36
    July: 23
    June: 30
    May: 53
    April: 10
    March: 2
    February: 1
    January: 4
    Total: 300

    2006
    December: 2
    November: 117
    October: 47
    September: 25
    August: 62
    July: 162
    June: 37
    May: 17
    April: 22
    March: 9
    February: 19
    January: 4
    Total: 523

    Well look at this before the latest massacre.

    It's is as deranged as trying to blame the boys with a slingshot because Israel blasted them away with a tank shell.

    The Palestinians are the victims, the prisoners, the occupied territory.

    Full stop. They do not both direct rockets and fire them indiscriminately.

    That is ridiculous.

    And every jew in israel is in the army so there are no civilians in Israel.

    As there are no military targets in Palestine.

  29. Hamas are not getting millions of weapons from the world, they don’t have any army, navy or airforce supplied by the world so the JP is on a hiding to nowhere.

    All they have is a few thousand mostly home made rockets.

    I advise people to read the long list of weapons supplied to Israel and compare to the tiny few “rockets” that Hamas or anyone else ever got from the rest of the world.

    The report is excellent but it should have shown the hoax of the weapons smuggling to the Palestinians more.

    Read the lists of weapons zionist imbeciles and then get back to us.

    And you really need to stop reading the right wing, facist Jerusalem Post.

  30. And for goodness sake, the Palestinians do not fire indiscriminately at anyone, they only respond with rockets when people are being massacred.

    There was an influx of rockets last March and April when Israel slaughtered over 200 Palestinians.

    The only damage done was to a green house.

    The Palestinians are firing at villages they used to own until a few short years ago. What do human rights groups want them to do?

    Sit around to be massacred?

    Get this straight once and for all. Israel occupies Palestine. Palestinians have an absolute right to resist.

    End of story.

  31. Marilyn,

    The rockets being fired from Gaza into southern Israel are indiscriminate in that they are often directed towards civilian population centers and have not only damaged civilian structures, but have killed civilians not directly participating in hostilities. Seven Israeli civilians were killed by rocket fire in 2008 alone and dozens injured.

    International law provides for resistance movements saying they have a right to resist hostilities, including an occupation; even the taking up of arms, but that is not 'end of story'. Resistance movements must still abide by the rules of war and one of them is to not target civilians or to use indiscriminate attacks which cannot/do not distinguish between combatant and non-combatant.

    It is not up to Amnesty to suggest to the Palestinians or Israelis strategies or tactics, but the rules of war must be followed by all parties. These standards are not stringent, but are put into place to try to minimize the number of civilians deaths/injuries and damage to civilian structures.

  32. Edith, how the hell is something directed at civilians and indiscrimate at the same time?

    This is a complete load of baloney and all the human rights organisations play this stupid game.
    http://www.humanrights-geneva.info/Gaza-Not-a-war

    Israel starves, blockades, beats, kills at random and destroys Palestinian territory whenever they want, they murder hundreds of civilians every year and Hamas only ever retaliate. They don't sit around and think "oh I am bored today, I think I will indiscrimately direct a rocket at civilians in my old home town just for fun".

    They fire only when being bombarded from the sky, land and sea.

    That is well recorded and I am afraid that I don't much care if a few brutal occupiers manage to be killed along the way.

    I would kill them and I don't believe in killing – under the conditions the Palestinians are forced by the whole world to live though I would make an exception.

    It is an utter absurdity to suggest that Israel is "allowed to fire" but Hamas and the Palestinians must not.

    I do get sick to death of this bull. Way, gee a whole 7 Israeli's were killed –

    2008
    December 1-26: 7
    November: 15
    October: 0
    September: 0
    August: 0
    July: 1
    June: 26
    May: 39
    April: 67
    March: 107
    February: 71
    January: 80
    Total: 413

    2007
    December: 57
    November: 28
    October: 28
    September: 28
    August: 36
    July: 23
    June: 30
    May: 53
    April: 10
    March: 2
    February: 1
    January: 4
    Total: 300

    2006
    December: 2
    November: 117
    October: 47
    September: 25
    August: 62
    July: 162
    June: 37
    May: 17
    April: 22
    March: 9
    February: 19
    January: 4
    Total: 523

    Well look at this before the latest massacre.

    It's is as deranged as trying to blame the boys with a slingshot because Israel blasted them away with a tank shell.

    The Palestinians are the victims, the prisoners, the occupied territory.

    Full stop. They do not both direct rockets and fire them indiscriminately.

    That is ridiculous.

    And every jew in israel is in the army so there are no civilians in Israel.

    As there are no military targets in Palestine.

  33. Edith, how the hell is something directed at civilians and indiscrimate at the same time?

    This is a complete load of baloney and all the human rights organisations play this stupid game.
    http://www.humanrights-geneva.info/Gaza-Not-a-war

    Israel starves, blockades, beats, kills at random and destroys Palestinian territory whenever they want, they murder hundreds of civilians every year and Hamas only ever retaliate. They don't sit around and think "oh I am bored today, I think I will indiscrimately direct a rocket at civilians in my old home town just for fun".

    They fire only when being bombarded from the sky, land and sea.

    That is well recorded and I am afraid that I don't much care if a few brutal occupiers manage to be killed along the way.

    I would kill them and I don't believe in killing – under the conditions the Palestinians are forced by the whole world to live though I would make an exception.

    It is an utter absurdity to suggest that Israel is "allowed to fire" but Hamas and the Palestinians must not.

    I do get sick to death of this bull. Way, gee a whole 7 Israeli's were killed –

    2008
    December 1-26: 7
    November: 15
    October: 0
    September: 0
    August: 0
    July: 1
    June: 26
    May: 39
    April: 67
    March: 107
    February: 71
    January: 80
    Total: 413

    2007
    December: 57
    November: 28
    October: 28
    September: 28
    August: 36
    July: 23
    June: 30
    May: 53
    April: 10
    March: 2
    February: 1
    January: 4
    Total: 300

    2006
    December: 2
    November: 117
    October: 47
    September: 25
    August: 62
    July: 162
    June: 37
    May: 17
    April: 22
    March: 9
    February: 19
    January: 4
    Total: 523

    Well look at this before the latest massacre.

    It's is as deranged as trying to blame the boys with a slingshot because Israel blasted them away with a tank shell.

    The Palestinians are the victims, the prisoners, the occupied territory.

    Full stop. They do not both direct rockets and fire them indiscriminately.

    That is ridiculous.

    And every jew in israel is in the army so there are no civilians in Israel.

    As there are no military targets in Palestine.

  34. Marilyn,

    I can see that you're very convinced of your position so I'm not trying to sway you one way or another on human rights standards or the principles of international law, but I do have to clarify a couple of points.

    Once again I'll explain why the rockets coming from the Gaza Strip are indiscriminate. They are indiscriminate – not based on when or why they are fired – they are indiscriminate because they are simply aimed at a general geographic area and deployed, killing whomever happens to be in that area – child, grandparent, man, woman, foreign tourist, bedouin, Israeli Arab, pacifist, peace activist – anyone.

    Also, AI doesn't take sides in a conflict, but is a human rights advocacy group holding appropriate parties responsible for human rights violations. AI does thorough research and publishes the findings, then advocates for adherance to human rights standards based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and members take actions both on a local and global level.

    All humans have rights and none deserve to be painted as guilty simply based on race, ethnicity, religion, citizenship, lack of citizenship, skin color, sexual orientation … you get my drift.

    The grave offenses of one party cannot be a justification for further human rights violations by the other side. Both parties are justifying their behavior almost with the exact same language. There are certain standards or baselines created to try to help protect innocent parties and all are obligated to adhere by these standards. Without mutual respect for the minimum of human rights in the region, a long lasting, sustainable peace is out of reach.

  35. They are not Edith. One group, Israel, attacks. Palestine responds.

    You cannot ever make a moral equivalence out of the two because what you then say is that one side is fine because they kill deliberately and the other side is wrong because they kill "indiscriminately".

    It is deranged. PALESTINE IS ILLEGALLY OCCUPIED. Which part of that do human rights groups not get?

    This delusion is the same as claiming the victim of a gang rape is wrong if they fight back. It says they must not only lay down and take it but they must then say thank you.

    It is madness. Groups have the law completely wrong here as Vittan points out.

    You cannot claim that Hamas or other Palestinians commit "war" crimes against Israel when Israel illegally occupies their country.

    The Palestinians are not sitting around bored and attacking Israel for kicks.

    They only fire rockets when attacked.

    Put together the two graphs – rockets fired in every month when Palestinians are killed, none fired when no Palestinians are killed.

    The slaughter by Israel always comes first.

    Talk about stupid rubbish by all human rights groups.

  36. Perhaps this history will penetrate your brain Edith.

    POTTED HISTORY – ILAN PAPPE – ETHNIC CLEANSING OF PALESTINE.

    1878 – first Zionist agricultural colony in Palestine (Petah Tikva)
    1882 – 25,000 Jewish immigrants begin to settle in Palestine, mainly from Eastern Europe
    1891 – Baron Maurice de Hirsch, a German, founds the Jewish Colonisation Association in London to aid Zionist settlers in Palestine.
    1896 – Der Judenstaat, a book advocating the establishment of a Jewish state, is published by Austro-Hungarian Jewish writere Theordor Herzl.
    Jewish Colonisation Association (JCA) begins operations in Palestine.
    1897 – Zionist congress calls for a home for jewish people in Palestine. Pamphlet by founder of socialist Zionism, Naham Syrkin, says “Palestine must be evacutated for the jews”.
    First Zionist congress in Switzerland sets up the world Zionist Association (WZO) and petitions for “a home for jewish people in Palestine”
    1901 – Jewish National Fund (JNF) set up to acquire land in Palestine for the WZO, the land is to be used and worked solely for jews.
    1904 – tensions between Zionists and Palestinian farmers in Tiberias area
    1904-14 – 40,000 Zionist immigrants arrive in Palestine, jews now total 6% of the population.
    1905 – Israel Zangwill states jews must drive out arabs or “grapple with the problem of a large alien population…”
    1907 – First Kibbutz established.
    1909 – Tel Aviv founded north of Jaffa
    1911 – memo to Zionist executive speaks of “limited populations transfer”
    1914- world war 1 starts
    1917 – Balfour declaration: British secretary of state pledges support for a “Jewish national home in Palestine”
    Ottoman forces in Jerusalem surrender to British General Allenby
    1918 – Palestine occupied by allies under Allenby
    World war 1 over, Ottoman rule in Palestine ends
    1919- First Palestinian National congress in Jerusalem rejects Balfour declaration, demands independence.
    Chaim Wwizmann, of the Zionist commission of the Paris Peace Conference calls for a Palestine as “jewish as England is English”
    Other Commission members say “as many arabs as possible should be persuaded to emigrate”.
    Winston Churchill wrote “there are jews, whom we are pledged to introduce to Palestine, and who take it for granted that the local population will be cleared out to suit their convenience.”
    1919-33 – 35,000 zionists immigrate to Palestine. Jews now total 12% of the population and hold 3% of the land
    1920 – founding of Hagana, Zionist underground military organisation
    Britain is assigned the Palestinian mandate by the supreme council of San Remo Peace Conference
    1921 – Protests in Jaffa against large scale Zionist immigration
    1922 – League of nations council approves Britain’s mandate for Palestine.
    British census of Palestine: 78% muslims, 11% Jewish, 9.6% Christians, total population 757,182
    1923 – British mandate for Palestine officially comes into force
    1924-28 – 67,000 zionist immigrants come to Palestine, half of whom are from Poland, raising jewish population to 16%. Jews now own 4% of the land
    1925 – In Paris the revisionist party is formed, which insists on the founding of a jewish state in Palestine and Transjordan.
    1929 – riots in Palestine over claims to the Wailing Wall, with 133 jews and 116 arabs killed, mainly by British
    1930 – International commission founded by the League of Nations to establish the legal status of jews and arabs at the wailing wall
    1931 – Irgun (IZL) founded to support more militancy against arabs.
    Census shows population of 1.03 million, 16.3% jewish.
    British director of development for Palestine publishes report on “landless arabs” caused by Zionist colonization.
    1932 – First regularly constituted Palestinian political party, the Istliqulal (Indenpendence) Party founded
    1935 – Arms smuggling by Zionist groups discovered at Jaffa Port.
    1939 – a conference of Palestinian National Committees demands “no taxation without representation”
    1937 – Peel commission recommends partition of Palestine, with 33% of the country to become the jewish state. Part of the Palestinian population is to be transferred from this state.
    British dissolve all Palestinian political organisations, deport 5 leaders, establish military courts against rebellion by Palestinians.
    1938 – Zionist leader Jabitonsky writes “the arabs must make room for the jews in Eretz Israel. If it was possible to transfer the Baltic peoples, it is also possible to move the Palestinian arabs.”
    British house of commons votes in approval of a white paper which plans conditional independence of Palestine after 10 years and the immigration of 15,000 jews into Palestine each year for the next 5 years.
    World war 11 begins.
    1940 – Land transfer regulations come into force, protecting Palestinian land against Zionist acquisition.
    1943 – 5 year limit planned in white paper of 1939 extended.
    1945 – World war 11 ends
    1947 – Britain tells newly formed UN that it will withdraw from Palestine
    UN appoints committee (UNSCOP) on Palestine.
    UNSCOP recommends partition
    November 29: UN adopts resolution 181 on partition of Palestine
    Mass expulsion by the jews of the indigenous Palestinians begins.
    1948
    January 20 – Abd Al- Qadir al Husayni returns to Palestine after 10 year exile to from a group to resist partition.
    Britain plans to hand areas of land to whichever group is predominant in the region.
    February – 18 – War breaks out between jews and arabs
    Hagana announces military service and calls up 25-25 year old men and women
    24 – US delegates to UN announces that the role of the security council is peacekeeping rather than enforcing partition.
    March
    6 – Hagan announces mobilisation
    10 – Plan Dalet – the Zionist blueprint for the cleansing of Palestine, finalised
    18 – President Truman pledges support for the Zionist cause
    19-20 – arab leaders agree to accept a truce and limited trusteeship rather than partition, as suggested by UN security council. Jews reject the truce.
    30 March – May 15 – Coastal “clearing” operation undertaken by Hagana, expelling Palestinians from the coastal area between Haifa and Jaffa
    April
    1 – First delivery of Czech arms arrives for Hagana: includes 4,500 rifles, 200 light machine guns, 5 million rounds of ammunition.
    4 – Plan Dalet launched by Hagana. Villages along the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem road captured and residents expelled.
    9 – the massacre of Dier Yassin
    17 – security council resolution demands a truce
    20 – Palestinian trustee plan submitted to the UN by the US
    22 – Haifa cleansed of it’s Palestinian population (53% of population at the time)
    26-30 – Hagana attacks an area of East Jerusalem and are forced to hand it over to the British. Hagana captures all of West Jerusalem. All Palestinians in West Jerusalem expelled by jewish forces. ( 84% in 1945 census, 62 % in 1946 census)
    May
    3 – Report claims that between175,000 and 250,000 Palestinians have been forced from their homes.
    12-14 – Czech arms arrive for Hagana
    13 – Arab Legion attacks jewish communities in retaliation for jewish military action
    13 – Jaffa surrenders to Hagana – 47% Palestinian
    14 – Israel declares independence as British mandate ends. President Truman recognises state of Israel
    20 – Count Bernadotte appointed as UN mediator in Palestine.
    22 – UN security resolution demands ceasefire
    11 June – 8 July – First truce established
    July 8-18 – fighting breaks out anew as IDF capture Lydd and Ramla
    17 – IDF launch and offensive but fail to capture the old city of Jerusalem
    18 July – 18 October – Second Truce established, broken by the capture of several villages by IDF
    September 17 – UN mediator Count Bernadotte assassinated by Jewish terrorists in Jerusalem. New UN mediator is Ralph Bunche.
    October 29-31 – thousands of Palestinians are expelled during operation Hiram.
    Novmber 4 – UN calls for immediate truce and withdrawal of forces
    UN adopts Resolution 194 on Palestinian refugees right of return.
    Israel blocks return.
    November 1949 – IDF begins to expel villagers from settlements inside the Lebanese border
    1949 –
    24 February – Israeli-Egyptian armistice
    End February – Between 2000 and 3000 villagers expelled from the Faluja pocket by IDF
    23 March – Israeli-Lebanese armistice
    3 April – Israeli –transjordan armistice
    20 July – Israeli-Syrian armistice
    When it was over, more than half of Palestines native population – close to 800,000 people – had been uprooted – 531 villages and 11 urban neighbourhoods had been emptied of their inhabitants.

    Every PM and president has conspired in this cleansing which continues as I type.

  37. Marilyn,

    The rockets being fired from Gaza into southern Israel are indiscriminate in that they are often directed towards civilian population centers and have not only damaged civilian structures, but have killed civilians not directly participating in hostilities. Seven Israeli civilians were killed by rocket fire in 2008 alone and dozens injured.

    International law provides for resistance movements saying they have a right to resist hostilities, including an occupation; even the taking up of arms, but that is not ‘end of story’. Resistance movements must still abide by the rules of war and one of them is to not target civilians or to use indiscriminate attacks which cannot/do not distinguish between combatant and non-combatant.

    It is not up to Amnesty to suggest to the Palestinians or Israelis strategies or tactics, but the rules of war must be followed by all parties. These standards are not stringent, but are put into place to try to minimize the number of civilians deaths/injuries and damage to civilian structures.

  38. Edith, how the hell is something directed at civilians and indiscrimate at the same time?

    This is a complete load of baloney and all the human rights organisations play this stupid game.

    http://www.humanrights-geneva.info/Gaza-Not-a-war-of-self-defense,4031

    Israel starves, blockades, beats, kills at random and destroys Palestinian territory whenever they want, they murder hundreds of civilians every year and Hamas only ever retaliate. They don’t sit around and think “oh I am bored today, I think I will indiscrimately direct a rocket at civilians in my old home town just for fun”.

    They fire only when being bombarded from the sky, land and sea.

    That is well recorded and I am afraid that I don’t much care if a few brutal occupiers manage to be killed along the way.

    I would kill them and I don’t believe in killing – under the conditions the Palestinians are forced by the whole world to live though I would make an exception.

    It is an utter absurdity to suggest that Israel is “allowed to fire” but Hamas and the Palestinians must not.

    I do get sick to death of this bull. Way, gee a whole 7 Israeli’s were killed -

    2008
    December 1-26: 7
    November: 15
    October: 0
    September: 0
    August: 0
    July: 1
    June: 26
    May: 39
    April: 67
    March: 107
    February: 71
    January: 80
    Total: 413

    2007
    December: 57
    November: 28
    October: 28
    September: 28
    August: 36
    July: 23
    June: 30
    May: 53
    April: 10
    March: 2
    February: 1
    January: 4
    Total: 300

    2006
    December: 2
    November: 117
    October: 47
    September: 25
    August: 62
    July: 162
    June: 37
    May: 17
    April: 22
    March: 9
    February: 19
    January: 4
    Total: 523

    Well look at this before the latest massacre.

    It’s is as deranged as trying to blame the boys with a slingshot because Israel blasted them away with a tank shell.

    The Palestinians are the victims, the prisoners, the occupied territory.

    Full stop. They do not both direct rockets and fire them indiscriminately.

    That is ridiculous.

    And every jew in israel is in the army so there are no civilians in Israel.

    As there are no military targets in Palestine.

  39. Marilyn,

    I can see that you’re very convinced of your position so I’m not trying to sway you one way or another on human rights standards or the principles of international law, but I do have to clarify a couple of points.

    Once again I’ll explain why the rockets coming from the Gaza Strip are indiscriminate. They are indiscriminate – not based on when or why they are fired – they are indiscriminate because they are simply aimed at a general geographic area and deployed, killing whomever happens to be in that area – child, grandparent, man, woman, foreign tourist, bedouin, Israeli Arab, pacifist, peace activist – anyone.

    Also, AI doesn’t take sides in a conflict, but is a human rights advocacy group holding appropriate parties responsible for human rights violations. AI does thorough research and publishes the findings, then advocates for adherance to human rights standards based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and members take actions both on a local and global level.

    All humans have rights and none deserve to be painted as guilty simply based on race, ethnicity, religion, citizenship, lack of citizenship, skin color, sexual orientation … you get my drift.

    The grave offenses of one party cannot be a justification for further human rights violations by the other side. Both parties are justifying their behavior almost with the exact same language. There are certain standards or baselines created to try to help protect innocent parties and all are obligated to adhere by these standards. Without mutual respect for the minimum of human rights in the region, a long lasting, sustainable peace is out of reach.

  40. They are not Edith. One group, Israel, attacks. Palestine responds.

    You cannot ever make a moral equivalence out of the two because what you then say is that one side is fine because they kill deliberately and the other side is wrong because they kill “indiscriminately”.

    It is deranged. PALESTINE IS ILLEGALLY OCCUPIED. Which part of that do human rights groups not get?

    This delusion is the same as claiming the victim of a gang rape is wrong if they fight back. It says they must not only lay down and take it but they must then say thank you.

    It is madness. Groups have the law completely wrong here as Vittan points out.

    You cannot claim that Hamas or other Palestinians commit “war” crimes against Israel when Israel illegally occupies their country.

    The Palestinians are not sitting around bored and attacking Israel for kicks.

    They only fire rockets when attacked.

    Put together the two graphs – rockets fired in every month when Palestinians are killed, none fired when no Palestinians are killed.

    The slaughter by Israel always comes first.

    Talk about stupid rubbish by all human rights groups.

  41. Perhaps this history will penetrate your brain Edith.

    POTTED HISTORY – ILAN PAPPE – ETHNIC CLEANSING OF PALESTINE.

    1878 – first Zionist agricultural colony in Palestine (Petah Tikva)
    1882 – 25,000 Jewish immigrants begin to settle in Palestine, mainly from Eastern Europe
    1891 – Baron Maurice de Hirsch, a German, founds the Jewish Colonisation Association in London to aid Zionist settlers in Palestine.
    1896 – Der Judenstaat, a book advocating the establishment of a Jewish state, is published by Austro-Hungarian Jewish writere Theordor Herzl.
    Jewish Colonisation Association (JCA) begins operations in Palestine.
    1897 – Zionist congress calls for a home for jewish people in Palestine. Pamphlet by founder of socialist Zionism, Naham Syrkin, says “Palestine must be evacutated for the jews”.
    First Zionist congress in Switzerland sets up the world Zionist Association (WZO) and petitions for “a home for jewish people in Palestine”
    1901 – Jewish National Fund (JNF) set up to acquire land in Palestine for the WZO, the land is to be used and worked solely for jews.
    1904 – tensions between Zionists and Palestinian farmers in Tiberias area
    1904-14 – 40,000 Zionist immigrants arrive in Palestine, jews now total 6% of the population.
    1905 – Israel Zangwill states jews must drive out arabs or “grapple with the problem of a large alien population…”
    1907 – First Kibbutz established.
    1909 – Tel Aviv founded north of Jaffa
    1911 – memo to Zionist executive speaks of “limited populations transfer”
    1914- world war 1 starts
    1917 – Balfour declaration: British secretary of state pledges support for a “Jewish national home in Palestine”
    Ottoman forces in Jerusalem surrender to British General Allenby
    1918 – Palestine occupied by allies under Allenby
    World war 1 over, Ottoman rule in Palestine ends
    1919- First Palestinian National congress in Jerusalem rejects Balfour declaration, demands independence.
    Chaim Wwizmann, of the Zionist commission of the Paris Peace Conference calls for a Palestine as “jewish as England is English”
    Other Commission members say “as many arabs as possible should be persuaded to emigrate”.
    Winston Churchill wrote “there are jews, whom we are pledged to introduce to Palestine, and who take it for granted that the local population will be cleared out to suit their convenience.”
    1919-33 – 35,000 zionists immigrate to Palestine. Jews now total 12% of the population and hold 3% of the land
    1920 – founding of Hagana, Zionist underground military organisation
    Britain is assigned the Palestinian mandate by the supreme council of San Remo Peace Conference
    1921 – Protests in Jaffa against large scale Zionist immigration
    1922 – League of nations council approves Britain’s mandate for Palestine.
    British census of Palestine: 78% muslims, 11% Jewish, 9.6% Christians, total population 757,182
    1923 – British mandate for Palestine officially comes into force
    1924-28 – 67,000 zionist immigrants come to Palestine, half of whom are from Poland, raising jewish population to 16%. Jews now own 4% of the land
    1925 – In Paris the revisionist party is formed, which insists on the founding of a jewish state in Palestine and Transjordan.
    1929 – riots in Palestine over claims to the Wailing Wall, with 133 jews and 116 arabs killed, mainly by British
    1930 – International commission founded by the League of Nations to establish the legal status of jews and arabs at the wailing wall
    1931 – Irgun (IZL) founded to support more militancy against arabs.
    Census shows population of 1.03 million, 16.3% jewish.
    British director of development for Palestine publishes report on “landless arabs” caused by Zionist colonization.
    1932 – First regularly constituted Palestinian political party, the Istliqulal (Indenpendence) Party founded
    1935 – Arms smuggling by Zionist groups discovered at Jaffa Port.
    1939 – a conference of Palestinian National Committees demands “no taxation without representation”
    1937 – Peel commission recommends partition of Palestine, with 33% of the country to become the jewish state. Part of the Palestinian population is to be transferred from this state.
    British dissolve all Palestinian political organisations, deport 5 leaders, establish military courts against rebellion by Palestinians.
    1938 – Zionist leader Jabitonsky writes “the arabs must make room for the jews in Eretz Israel. If it was possible to transfer the Baltic peoples, it is also possible to move the Palestinian arabs.”
    British house of commons votes in approval of a white paper which plans conditional independence of Palestine after 10 years and the immigration of 15,000 jews into Palestine each year for the next 5 years.
    World war 11 begins.
    1940 – Land transfer regulations come into force, protecting Palestinian land against Zionist acquisition.
    1943 – 5 year limit planned in white paper of 1939 extended.
    1945 – World war 11 ends
    1947 – Britain tells newly formed UN that it will withdraw from Palestine
    UN appoints committee (UNSCOP) on Palestine.
    UNSCOP recommends partition
    November 29: UN adopts resolution 181 on partition of Palestine
    Mass expulsion by the jews of the indigenous Palestinians begins.
    1948
    January 20 – Abd Al- Qadir al Husayni returns to Palestine after 10 year exile to from a group to resist partition.
    Britain plans to hand areas of land to whichever group is predominant in the region.
    February – 18 – War breaks out between jews and arabs
    Hagana announces military service and calls up 25-25 year old men and women
    24 – US delegates to UN announces that the role of the security council is peacekeeping rather than enforcing partition.
    March
    6 – Hagan announces mobilisation
    10 – Plan Dalet – the Zionist blueprint for the cleansing of Palestine, finalised
    18 – President Truman pledges support for the Zionist cause
    19-20 – arab leaders agree to accept a truce and limited trusteeship rather than partition, as suggested by UN security council. Jews reject the truce.
    30 March – May 15 – Coastal “clearing” operation undertaken by Hagana, expelling Palestinians from the coastal area between Haifa and Jaffa
    April
    1 – First delivery of Czech arms arrives for Hagana: includes 4,500 rifles, 200 light machine guns, 5 million rounds of ammunition.
    4 – Plan Dalet launched by Hagana. Villages along the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem road captured and residents expelled.
    9 – the massacre of Dier Yassin
    17 – security council resolution demands a truce
    20 – Palestinian trustee plan submitted to the UN by the US
    22 – Haifa cleansed of it’s Palestinian population (53% of population at the time)
    26-30 – Hagana attacks an area of East Jerusalem and are forced to hand it over to the British. Hagana captures all of West Jerusalem. All Palestinians in West Jerusalem expelled by jewish forces. ( 84% in 1945 census, 62 % in 1946 census)
    May
    3 – Report claims that between175,000 and 250,000 Palestinians have been forced from their homes.
    12-14 – Czech arms arrive for Hagana
    13 – Arab Legion attacks jewish communities in retaliation for jewish military action
    13 – Jaffa surrenders to Hagana – 47% Palestinian
    14 – Israel declares independence as British mandate ends. President Truman recognises state of Israel
    20 – Count Bernadotte appointed as UN mediator in Palestine.
    22 – UN security resolution demands ceasefire
    11 June – 8 July – First truce established
    July 8-18 – fighting breaks out anew as IDF capture Lydd and Ramla
    17 – IDF launch and offensive but fail to capture the old city of Jerusalem
    18 July – 18 October – Second Truce established, broken by the capture of several villages by IDF
    September 17 – UN mediator Count Bernadotte assassinated by Jewish terrorists in Jerusalem. New UN mediator is Ralph Bunche.
    October 29-31 – thousands of Palestinians are expelled during operation Hiram.
    Novmber 4 – UN calls for immediate truce and withdrawal of forces
    UN adopts Resolution 194 on Palestinian refugees right of return.
    Israel blocks return.
    November 1949 – IDF begins to expel villagers from settlements inside the Lebanese border
    1949 –
    24 February – Israeli-Egyptian armistice
    End February – Between 2000 and 3000 villagers expelled from the Faluja pocket by IDF
    23 March – Israeli-Lebanese armistice
    3 April – Israeli –transjordan armistice
    20 July – Israeli-Syrian armistice
    When it was over, more than half of Palestines native population – close to 800,000 people – had been uprooted – 531 villages and 11 urban neighbourhoods had been emptied of their inhabitants.

    Every PM and president has conspired in this cleansing which continues as I type.

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  43. Martgage,

    Should the credibility of the AI reports be questions? Yes, but only because I'm a cynic and don't believe anything I read. Especially when it comes to this conflict one must read a variety of reliable sources. Now that I've said that – after having been involved with AI for over two decades, I believe AI is one of those 'reliable' sources.

    They've proven themselves over and over as a credible, reputable organization worldwide on a variety of fronts and are highly respected by members of parliament all over Europe and other countries in the world that rely on their research and expertise in many areas.

    Are the reports provided by AI always correct? I would say an extremely high percentage are correct as when they are published, they are usually examined by various parties and torn apart; any factual error would be exposed immediately and this rarely happens. AI's policy has always been also to publicly declare any error and publicly correct. I remember an example of this back in 1991 when I was Country Coordinator.

    Are they biased? They are biased towards human rights. AI does not take political sides, but bases their research and advocacy on the international standards of human rights such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    Listen – I strongly suggest that you read the report 'Fuelling the conflict' and take a look at the facts on the ground including the many photos in the report of weaponry bases, fragments, shells that are stamped with US made identifying marks or the shells found in Sderot that were clearly fired by armed Palestinian groups indiscriminately into southern Israel and judge for yourself.

    But then I also suggest you go to http://www.amnesty.org or http://www.amnestyusa.org and read some of the other material produced by Amnesty – then you can make your own judgements.

  44. Should the credibility of Amnesty International's reports be questioned? Are the reports provided my Amnesty Report always correct? Are they biased? Could there be a possibility of an error in their reports due to insufficient resources? Serious answers only please, thank you!

  45. Martgage,

    Should the credibility of the AI reports be questions? Yes, but only because I'm a cynic and don't believe anything I read. Especially when it comes to this conflict one must read a variety of reliable sources. Now that I've said that – after having been involved with AI for over two decades, I believe AI is one of those 'reliable' sources.

    They've proven themselves over and over as a credible, reputable organization worldwide on a variety of fronts and are highly respected by members of parliament all over Europe and other countries in the world that rely on their research and expertise in many areas.

    Are the reports provided by AI always correct? I would say an extremely high percentage are correct as when they are published, they are usually examined by various parties and torn apart; any factual error would be exposed immediately and this rarely happens. AI's policy has always been also to publicly declare any error and publicly correct. I remember an example of this back in 1991 when I was Country Coordinator.

    Are they biased? They are biased towards human rights. AI does not take political sides, but bases their research and advocacy on the international standards of human rights such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    Listen – I strongly suggest that you read the report 'Fuelling the conflict' and take a look at the facts on the ground including the many photos in the report of weaponry bases, fragments, shells that are stamped with US made identifying marks or the shells found in Sderot that were clearly fired by armed Palestinian groups indiscriminately into southern Israel and judge for yourself.

    But then I also suggest you go to http://www.amnesty.org or http://www.amnestyusa.org and read some of the other material produced by Amnesty – then you can make your own judgements.

  46. Martgage,

    Should the credibility of the AI reports be questions? Yes, but only because I'm a cynic and don't believe anything I read. Especially when it comes to this conflict one must read a variety of reliable sources. Now that I've said that – after having been involved with AI for over two decades, I believe AI is one of those 'reliable' sources.

    They've proven themselves over and over as a credible, reputable organization worldwide on a variety of fronts and are highly respected by members of parliament all over Europe and other countries in the world that rely on their research and expertise in many areas.

    Are the reports provided by AI always correct? I would say an extremely high percentage are correct as when they are published, they are usually examined by various parties and torn apart; any factual error would be exposed immediately and this rarely happens. AI's policy has always been also to publicly declare any error and publicly correct. I remember an example of this back in 1991 when I was Country Coordinator.

    Are they biased? They are biased towards human rights. AI does not take political sides, but bases their research and advocacy on the international standards of human rights such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    Listen – I strongly suggest that you read the report 'Fuelling the conflict' and take a look at the facts on the ground including the many photos in the report of weaponry bases, fragments, shells that are stamped with US made identifying marks or the shells found in Sderot that were clearly fired by armed Palestinian groups indiscriminately into southern Israel and judge for yourself.

    But then I also suggest you go to http://www.amnesty.org or http://www.amnestyusa.org and read some of the other material produced by Amnesty – then you can make your own judgements.

  47. Should the credibility of Amnesty International’s reports be questioned? Are the reports provided my Amnesty Report always correct? Are they biased? Could there be a possibility of an error in their reports due to insufficient resources? Serious answers only please, thank you!

  48. Martgage,

    Should the credibility of the AI reports be questions? Yes, but only because I’m a cynic and don’t believe anything I read. Especially when it comes to this conflict one must read a variety of reliable sources. Now that I’ve said that – after having been involved with AI for over two decades, I believe AI is one of those ‘reliable’ sources.

    They’ve proven themselves over and over as a credible, reputable organization worldwide on a variety of fronts and are highly respected by members of parliament all over Europe and other countries in the world that rely on their research and expertise in many areas.

    Are the reports provided by AI always correct? I would say an extremely high percentage are correct as when they are published, they are usually examined by various parties and torn apart; any factual error would be exposed immediately and this rarely happens. AI’s policy has always been also to publicly declare any error and publicly correct. I remember an example of this back in 1991 when I was Country Coordinator.

    Are they biased? They are biased towards human rights. AI does not take political sides, but bases their research and advocacy on the international standards of human rights such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    Listen – I strongly suggest that you read the report ‘Fuelling the conflict’ and take a look at the facts on the ground including the many photos in the report of weaponry bases, fragments, shells that are stamped with US made identifying marks or the shells found in Sderot that were clearly fired by armed Palestinian groups indiscriminately into southern Israel and judge for yourself.

    But then I also suggest you go to http://www.amnesty.org or http://www.amnestyusa.org and read some of the other material produced by Amnesty – then you can make your own judgements.

  49. Unlike some of their critics, they make sure that their intelligence is sound. It is important for their credibility that they get the facts right.

    We all have agendas. You, me and everyone. If you want to know their agenda, check their home page. They're pretty straight forward about it. Also, read or speak to the victims of human rights that they have assisted. They know about their agenda too and express gratitude for it.

  50. Unlike some of their critics, they make sure that their intelligence is sound. It is important for their credibility that they get the facts right.

    We all have agendas. You, me and everyone. If you want to know their agenda, check their home page. They’re pretty straight forward about it. Also, read or speak to the victims of human rights that they have assisted. They know about their agenda too and express gratitude for it.

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  52. jeremy are over the hasbara yarn spread by Israel. A few little crackers that almost never hit anyone are not relevant to anything.

    As for other nations not being rocketed without fighting back? Iraq and Afghanistan and 70 other nations never fired a single rocket at the US or Australia but we blasted them anyway.

    The rockets were not and never have been the point and AI ought to be ashamed of themselves pandering to the jews.

  53. Marilyn,

    Condemning the rocket fire into southern Israel has nothing to do with 'pandering to the Jews' and everything to do with international law.

    Amnesty does not take sides; we do not oppose or support any political system; we don't even necessarily support the views of the victims or survivors whose rights we seek to protect. Amnesty researches and takes action so that every human being is afforded the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    Every human has rights no matter their religion, political affiliation, skin color, ethnicity, language, nationality … understand? Every human has rights no matter if they are Chilean, or Pakistani or Chinese or Israeli or Palestinian or Guatamalan or American.

    The rockets being fired into southern Israel are indiscriminate – meaning they cannot distinguish between civilian or combatant and they are very often aimed at civilian population centers. Civilians not participating in hostilities MUST NOT be targetted or carelessly endangered making these rockets unlawful – in fact the firing of these indiscriminate rockets at civilian centers is a war crime.

    Amnesty does not distinguish between nationalities or religion or political affiliation or ethnicity … AI speaks out where there are human rights violations no matter who is committing them; holding all parties to the rule of law is not pandering – matter of fact, it should be expected and respected.

  54. jeremy are over the hasbara yarn spread by Israel. A few little crackers that almost never hit anyone are not relevant to anything.

    As for other nations not being rocketed without fighting back? Iraq and Afghanistan and 70 other nations never fired a single rocket at the US or Australia but we blasted them anyway.

    The rockets were not and never have been the point and AI ought to be ashamed of themselves pandering to the jews.

  55. Marilyn,

    Condemning the rocket fire into southern Israel has nothing to do with ‘pandering to the Jews’ and everything to do with international law.

    Amnesty does not take sides; we do not oppose or support any political system; we don’t even necessarily support the views of the victims or survivors whose rights we seek to protect. Amnesty researches and takes action so that every human being is afforded the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    Every human has rights no matter their religion, political affiliation, skin color, ethnicity, language, nationality … understand? Every human has rights no matter if they are Chilean, or Pakistani or Chinese or Israeli or Palestinian or Guatamalan or American.

    The rockets being fired into southern Israel are indiscriminate – meaning they cannot distinguish between civilian or combatant and they are very often aimed at civilian population centers. Civilians not participating in hostilities MUST NOT be targetted or carelessly endangered making these rockets unlawful – in fact the firing of these indiscriminate rockets at civilian centers is a war crime.

    Amnesty does not distinguish between nationalities or religion or political affiliation or ethnicity … AI speaks out where there are human rights violations no matter who is committing them; holding all parties to the rule of law is not pandering – matter of fact, it should be expected and respected.

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  57. Hell went loose on Gaza

    The colonial conspiracy on division of Palestine has created yet another historical escapade. The unwarranted ruthless invasion and destruction to rubbles of Palestinian Gaza and massacre of scoreless innocent civilians, is a true grit of barbarism, the same indictment escalated on Jesus by so called Gods chosen people, the Zionist Jews.

    The traditional Jewish demeanor to obliterate Palestine made all hell loose when the World reacted, except USA, in dismay to stop another occurrence of holocaust this time in Gaza on defenseless Palestinians. The prior ruthless philosophy of Golden Meir to obliterate Palestinian from Gaza met the brunt of universal criticism. The world united, protested except the wimp USA underscored Palestinian adamant right to exists on their own sovereign land.

    The universal protest construed to an immediate withdrawal of the Zionist entire military from Gaza, labeled them as the most uncivil species on this hemisphere. The Zionist was scoop to swallow their pride and reverse their “iron fist” policy of pursuing to eliminate the very infidel they created, the Hamas, the democratic elected Jihad from the State Governance of Gaza.

    It was doomsday for all Jews who were engaged in the holocaust when world protested against their “:war crime” on Palestinians and to withdraw and seek peace but peace cannot be achieved unless Zionist returns all resettled land back to Palestinian and agree to disarmament accord.

    The age old barbarism of the Zionist met the brunt demise from the solitude of the civilized world that weakened their gruesome stance. The fear phobia of their illegal occupation of Palestinian land and engagement into resettling of foreign Jews in Palestinian territories weakens their chance for peace. Unless all resettled land is diverted to the Palestine, peace may not prosper to any extent. United Nation should seek a draught ultimatum for immediate Israeli withdrawal from all Palestinian territories and to divide the Israeli demography for an independent Palestine Nation to co-exist along the Jews in order to maintain Peace.

    The evil nation of Israel have stock piled nuke missile to the tooth and invested in pre-emptiness of nuke war thus off-setting other countries in the region to compete in “nuke arms race”. The country lives in ‘fear phobia” for occupying Palestine for 67 years and unwilling to compromise on sovereignty.

    The holocaust in Gaza would have been avoided if USA had not transferred thousands of tons of “WMD” through a German Arms Dealer to Israel prior to the invasion. USA needs to take all responsibility and compensate for the colossal destruction in Gaza. None of the stalwart in US Congress or House of Representatives of the Israeli occupied Capitol Hill will admit this hidden colossal factor.

    Defending Israelis “fear phobia”, USA has dried has up its Treasury, for the call of “we will cease to exist”, the crying wolf tactic of Zionist whenever push comes to shove instead of rendering peace with its Arab neighbors. Taking advantage of US generosity, mullahs and WMD and using USA as its bitch in participating to nilate as much Muslims either directly or indirectly from this hemisphere. Israelis joint venture with EU (NATO) and US collation force has slaughtered over 1.5 million Muslims in Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan alone…

    History proves racism inflicted on defenseless nations in the Middle East by barbaric Jews is a smear propaganda focused from a different perspective at recent UN meeting on racism, except for USA and it’s poodles to deny such proven factor,. However, USA still continues their own barbaric acts of war crime to prove their military might, not learning from previous past of “once bitten twice shy” experiences in Korea, Vietnam, Panama, Nicaragua, Cuba, Iran, Somalia, Kosovo, Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, just to name a few. A prosperous leading nation like USA should lead by examples not to use CIA to aggregate conspiracy for invasion or annexation to maintain superiority in this world.

    USA should compensate for all damage in Palestine for acting as catalyst in Gaza invasion and also consider re-directing 10.5 billion of USA citizen’s hard earned tax dollars of passive Israeli annual “handout” funds to rebuild Palestine Gaza.

    In a civilized society Jews should indulge to cultivate peace, not barbarism or to annex heritage of the indigenous Palestine, Arab land or to breed upon American mullah and weapons. The biblical saying “love thy neighbor as one love thy self” is a notion that Jews should take as guideline for being the Gods chosen people if they are and not the killers of humanity.

    By Babu Lal

  58. Hell went loose on Gaza

    The colonial conspiracy on division of Palestine has created yet another historical escapade. The unwarranted ruthless invasion and destruction to rubbles of Palestinian Gaza and massacre of scoreless innocent civilians, is a true grit of barbarism, the same indictment escalated on Jesus by so called Gods chosen people, the Zionist Jews.

    The traditional Jewish demeanor to obliterate Palestine made all hell loose when the World reacted, except USA, in dismay to stop another occurrence of holocaust this time in Gaza on defenseless Palestinians. The prior ruthless philosophy of Golden Meir to obliterate Palestinian from Gaza met the brunt of universal criticism. The world united, protested except the wimp USA underscored Palestinian adamant right to exists on their own sovereign land.

    The universal protest construed to an immediate withdrawal of the Zionist entire military from Gaza, labeled them as the most uncivil species on this hemisphere. The Zionist was scoop to swallow their pride and reverse their “iron fist” policy of pursuing to eliminate the very infidel they created, the Hamas, the democratic elected Jihad from the State Governance of Gaza.

    It was doomsday for all Jews who were engaged in the holocaust when world protested against their “:war crime” on Palestinians and to withdraw and seek peace but peace cannot be achieved unless Zionist returns all resettled land back to Palestinian and agree to disarmament accord.

    The age old barbarism of the Zionist met the brunt demise from the solitude of the civilized world that weakened their gruesome stance. The fear phobia of their illegal occupation of Palestinian land and engagement into resettling of foreign Jews in Palestinian territories weakens their chance for peace. Unless all resettled land is diverted to the Palestine, peace may not prosper to any extent. United Nation should seek a draught ultimatum for immediate Israeli withdrawal from all Palestinian territories and to divide the Israeli demography for an independent Palestine Nation to co-exist along the Jews in order to maintain Peace.

    The evil nation of Israel have stock piled nuke missile to the tooth and invested in pre-emptiness of nuke war thus off-setting other countries in the region to compete in “nuke arms race”. The country lives in ‘fear phobia” for occupying Palestine for 67 years and unwilling to compromise on sovereignty.

    The holocaust in Gaza would have been avoided if USA had not transferred thousands of tons of “WMD” through a German Arms Dealer to Israel prior to the invasion. USA needs to take all responsibility and compensate for the colossal destruction in Gaza. None of the stalwart in US Congress or House of Representatives of the Israeli occupied Capitol Hill will admit this hidden colossal factor.

    Defending Israelis “fear phobia”, USA has dried has up its Treasury, for the call of “we will cease to exist”, the crying wolf tactic of Zionist whenever push comes to shove instead of rendering peace with its Arab neighbors. Taking advantage of US generosity, mullahs and WMD and using USA as its bitch in participating to nilate as much Muslims either directly or indirectly from this hemisphere. Israelis joint venture with EU (NATO) and US collation force has slaughtered over 1.5 million Muslims in Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan alone…

    History proves racism inflicted on defenseless nations in the Middle East by barbaric Jews is a smear propaganda focused from a different perspective at recent UN meeting on racism, except for USA and it’s poodles to deny such proven factor,. However, USA still continues their own barbaric acts of war crime to prove their military might, not learning from previous past of “once bitten twice shy” experiences in Korea, Vietnam, Panama, Nicaragua, Cuba, Iran, Somalia, Kosovo, Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, just to name a few. A prosperous leading nation like USA should lead by examples not to use CIA to aggregate conspiracy for invasion or annexation to maintain superiority in this world.

    USA should compensate for all damage in Palestine for acting as catalyst in Gaza invasion and also consider re-directing 10.5 billion of USA citizen’s hard earned tax dollars of passive Israeli annual “handout” funds to rebuild Palestine Gaza.

    In a civilized society Jews should indulge to cultivate peace, not barbarism or to annex heritage of the indigenous Palestine, Arab land or to breed upon American mullah and weapons. The biblical saying “love thy neighbor as one love thy self” is a notion that Jews should take as guideline for being the Gods chosen people if they are and not the killers of humanity.

    By Babu Lal