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The best form of flattery is imitation they say. The anti-West, Jew-obsessed, Israel hating, freedom abusing agenda is never more advertised better than this guys assertion ” Israel is more dangerous than Iran.”  http://english.alarabiya.net/views/2012/04/30/211193.html

He sets up the argument by saying:

On my behalf and the behalf of some friends, I say that all of Israel is an illegal settlement on Palestinian land. Israel will never be deemed legitimate by any authority in the world. To be sure, the only side that can grant it this legitimacy is the Palestinians, only after their independent state is established alongside Israel

then lovingly uses the recent attack on danish activist as final proof of israels nazism.

Haaretz itself said that Lt. Col Shalom Eisner, who assaulted a Danish peace activist named Andreas Las when he hit him with his rifle butt in the face, represents the image of the Israeli society of today. Despite this, there are those amongst us who do not want to see this image.

He concludes in all too convenient style having a massive blindspot for Iranian breaches of human rights, hangings, stonings, forced confessions, antisemitic propoganda, god well do we begin.

I do not exonerate the Iranian regime at all from the occupation of three islands that belong to the UAE, and I support the liberation of these islands by all possible means – bar military ones so that Muslims do not fight among themselves. I also accuse the regime in Tehran of promoting Persian nationalism, even when it was us who had guided them to Islam.

But Iran is nothing compared to Israel and its crimes. Recently, Israel’s fascist government banned an Israeli book, even though it was approved for the school curriculum by the Ministry of Education, because it recounts how the Palestinians were displaced from their lands in 1948, and how lands were confiscated to build settlements in the seventies. Today, the criminal government of Israel is preventing the Palestinians from accessing their farm lands in the West Bank, according to Human Rights Watch. Settlement is expanding every day, homes are being seized in Jerusalem, and all is left for us is to one day hear that Al-Aqsa has fallen in their hands, while we are obsessing with a nonexistent threat from Iran, and perhaps tomorrow from Bhutan.

utter  crap one-dimensional article. he’s one stupid c*nt and simply doesn’t deserve a voice.

Iran’s Fars News Agency propagandist machine is running overtime. Its quite fun to see how they respond to the civilized world about their clandestine nuclear A-Bomb plans..

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9007272853 The leader says;

“Iran is not a nation to sit still and just observe threats from fragile materialist powers which are being eaten by worms from inside,” Ayatollah Khamenei told students at a Tehran military college on Thursday

I m sure he’ll be sounding more like him when push comes to shove…

Trying to decipher and make sense of this ahem, intellectual and apparent darling of #occupywallstreet Mr Slavoj Zizek  talk is very much  like watching Gaddifi on stage at the Arab League when on one-hand you think, blimey IS HE actually praising the Jews by mentioning how many wars Israel has won and how we as Arabs, never unifying anything like the Jews??

So The same vibe resonates when listening to him he makes startling simplifications ( http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/talktojazeera/2011/10/2011102813360731764.htmlfrom about 14minutes in) saying how much  he’s frightened for American Jews and world Jewry because their Israeli Jewish tribal leaders have paradoxical made a pact with the devil with the likes of Glen Beck and the Christian Zionists and its bad. As they hold two opposing ideas about the Jewish race,  one is purely anti-Semitic and the other admiration for the power over the Arab-Muslims by the Israelis.Slavoj completes his cycle of simplistic thought by equating  Norway’s recent massacre by  Anders Behring Breivik as an agent of stealth Zionism, and hereby finding new ways to de-legitimize the Israeli State. You can find similar attitudes all over the web: http://mwcnews.net/focus/politics/12328-massacre-in-norway.html

This sort of equation is the next step to Gilad Atzmon’s usual a-z of Zionist biblical Masscre school for dummies like this clip shows:

Sadly such assertions are a sly way to demonize and create a climate of intolerance towards Israel. For Slavoj its a simple black and white case Israel are the new Nazis committing evils unlike other evils in the world,  stealing the conscience and morality from good Jews around the world.  Slavoj fails to mention any background to Israels plight, no attempt to understand her fears and losses, but rather intellectualize in front of an Al Jazeera English audience everything that is wrong about Israel. I would love to ask  Saljoy if he ever been to Israel, rather than trying to embed himself with Jewish intellectuals in NYC… More on this delusional creep later.

For further proof a society deceiving the world about their inhumane conditions when if fact its far from it, according to YNET, “Gaza stores, markets offer latest trend – plaid shirt Gilad Shalit wore during handover to Israel – for NIS 60″http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4137569,00.html

This proves two things, firstly if Israel was the most important thing in each of the Gazan population heart and mind, and so oppressed by the Israeli blockade / apartheid policies, then how does the recent shift in the ‘Gilad Shirt’ sales explain this? Surely a shirt so representative of the Israeli soldier would be out of bounds for the Gazans? They even started a facebook group about his shirt.You would not find Jewish victims of Holocaust buying clothes worn or associated with from the Nazi party I think? For a real response to a hated regime and all the symbols which goes with it , is masterly featured in a Tunisian viral where Ben Ali’s photo is draped on the side of a building only to anger the public who act and tear it down, to reveal a message they should vote in order not to allow this to happen again.

This response is indicative of a people really struggling and ‘honestly’ fighting the occupation of hearts and minds. Not like the Gazan’s who when not thinking about the evils of Israel, can think about such things as “oh I would like Gilad’s shirt”

This leaves me to the second most obvious question, the shirt apparent costs $16 YNET:

Merchants in the Strip are now offering “The Shalit shirt” in a wide range of colors, for NIS 60 ($16.5). The demand, it seems, is very high.

מימין: שליט בראיון לטלוויזיה המצרית. משמאל: החולצות למכירה (צילום: EPA)

Right: Shalit interviewed by Egyptian TV. Left: Shirts on sale in Gaza

 Evidence of the new fashion trend can be found on Facebook where at least 10 pages have been created in the last few days devoted to “Gilad Shalit’s shirt.” Thousands of web surfers have become fans.

Unless the whole of Gaza is having a right dose of the Stockholm syndrome , albeit in reverse, political commentators, journalists, activists, should all contemplate this compelling piece of evidence which again shows why we are right in our assertions there’s  no starvation, malnutrition, torturous conditions of Gazan’s and more principally Israel is only really used to further political goals when in fact the day-to-day reality is much different. The plight and the anger of Gaza like the Palestinian cause in general  is just a construct of the West through newspapers to politicians to activists. The sooner we have a grown up discussion that incorporates these realities expressed by people like myself on behalf of the Israel-Jewish narrative the sooner we can come to compromise.

Palestinians and their supporters want everything, we know this to be true, study the official maps and symbols of their respected Government institutions and UN-sponsored UNRWA , you can see the whole country filled in with the flag of Palestine. They want it all, we now this, every Israeli knows this, Knesset members all this, the diplomatic community knows this, journalist deep down knows and so do Arab Politicians, but we continue the game of the ‘peace process’ as if no-body knows this. Melaine Phillips in her excellent cause célèbre on the Western myth-making of Mahmoud Abbas, (I personally like to call him by his proper name Abu Mazen / Mahmoud Abbas seems too user friendly) Says: http://standpointmag.co.uk/node/4113/full

To Western eyes Abbas, the Fatah-backed President of the Palestinian Authority, is a moderate. It is, however, simply astounding that he should be viewed in this way. It is even more astounding that Western liberals should endorse him and give him a free pass for his behaviour.

Both he and the Palestinian establishment he controls repeatedly say they will never accept Israel as a Jewish state. So his aim remains the destruction of Israel. He and his people repeatedly say that not one Jew would be allowed to live in Palestine. Such a state would therefore be a racist entity ethnically cleansed of Jews.

Crucially she remind us about his doublespeak:

Once again, he speaks out of both sides of his mouth in English and Arabic. In a recent interview with Israeli TV, he condemned the Palestinians’ naming of a square after Dalal Mughrabi, the terrorist who perpetrated an atrocity in 1978 when nearly 40 Israeli civilians were burned alive in a hijacked bus.

However, when speaking to Palestinians in 2010, Abbas said: “Of course we want to name a square after her…We carried out a military action. Can I then later renounce all that we have done?”

Its easy for Abu Mazen to operate in world which chooses to turn a blind eye to facts on the ground, however when it goes against especially by the forces who should be sympathetic they tend to go ballistic as if how dare you even question our version of reality. The Jewish Chronicle reports: The broadcast regulator, Ofcom, has rejected a complaint of unfairness made by chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat against the Al Jazeera news channel. http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/56227/ofcom-tells-erekat-al-jazeera-was-fair

Saed Erekat can’t  handle the truth, and when exposed by one of their own supposedly friendlier broadcasters gives the story even more semblance of truth. The main crux of his ‘broiges’ is a comment he made by the release by Wikileaks of the now dead news story revolving around the  Palestine Papers, which probably portrayed the duplicity and double speak of Palestine diplomacy than looking for holes in the Israeli camp.

“Dr Erekat said a comment allegedly made by him during the negotiations, which referred to an offer to the Israelis of “the biggest Yerushalem [sic] in history”, had been “inaccurately attributed to him” and that Al Jazeera had not verified the quote prior to broadcasting it.”

I always LOVE seeing the old PLO guard backtrack and have to resort to meaningless empty  fighting talk.

OH Boo ho Dr Erekat it’s not fair he cries. only because your not-fair answer to everything will overlap with  the truth eventually  – so gotcha!!!!

Eyes on the ground in East Jerusalem is an Israeli activist blog, the writers describe the blog as: http://settlementwatcheastjerusalem.wordpress.com/about/

East Jerusalem has become a no man’s land, visited only by its residents (mostly Palestinian), diplomats, and ideologically motivated Israeli settlers.  I have been recognized as Israel’s foremost expert on West Bank and East Jerusalem settlements, and am is responsible for monitoring, scrutinizing and analyzing of Israeli construction and planning of settlements in the West Bank.

Blah blah blah. Now before I do any more research on this blog I feel confident enough to test the waters after reading a comment by a Japanese Journalist apparently requesting the bloggers to show her around East Jerusalem back in April 2010:

Yoji Hanaokasays:

hi! I’m a journalist working for one of the major newspapers of Japan, The Mainichi Newspapers. I’ve been posted to Jerusalem this April. I’m looking forward to receiving all your information and meeting you in the near future.
Yoji

Seems all very nice and helpful

So over the next few days I will invite readers to try and  find any articles written by Yoji Hanaoka for Mainchi Newspapers and see if they are negative right from the beginning? I will also post anything I find. Ideally it’ll be interesting to find all Yoji’s articles when he/she was given the assignement. Why do this ,  well its a perfect opportunity to find out whether meeting activists from the off has any effect on the stories you may write.

Please use google translate if you don’t read Japanese 😉

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/

http://mainichi.jp/

it’s fun to point fingers and act all piously and think you’re somehow untouchable knowing the world will never challenge nor question the sincerity or honesty because they’re be impressed by who you are and what you represent. Jihad El-Khazen is one such person, he is an established Arab journalist  columnist and editor emeritus for the rival pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat, The type of Arab commentator Western outlets would listen to if something bothered him and give him the license to express himself. In his latest diatribe he mouths off about Israel by concluding that the world has had enough of it and how even in America, (after spotting a banner on TV) during the Wall Street protest saying “stop giving aid to Israel, he concludes America is beginning to wake up and smell the coffee about Israel. oh yes he does.

He says : http://english.alarabiya.net/views/2011/10/10/171066.html

No one likes Israel. In truth, Israeli newspapers write each day about Israel’s isolation around the world. Nevertheless, the fascist government of Israel continues its policy of settlement, killing and demolition for the reason that it enjoys full American protection at the expense of U.S. interests themselves. Every day, there is news about how the world hates Israel and what it represents.

Then he lists Sweden and Belgium as examples of countries who through government intuitions are leading the world in showing it how to make Israel feel isolated. (Um shame no one bothered to tell Jihad that not many countries be totally surprised by the likes of Sweden and ahem, Belgium  cheer leading for Palestine..

The big question is not so much how hysterical he sounds but  he mentions:

As I sat in the seats of the General Assembly of the United Nations with Abu Mazen delivering Palestine’s speech, and as more than half of the members were interrupting him with applause, standing ovations and even cheers sometimes, I estimated that half of the members were with Palestine, while the other half was against Israel.

So was he part of the Abbas band wagon to the UN? Does he double up as  a PA Statesman, in an advisory role?

If you read his blog ( a place where he can unleashed all his fantasies) he suggest the actual blood libel is more about Jews perpetuating  it against Arabs. http://j-khazen.blogspot.com/2009/09/unesco-vote-blood-libel-revisited.html

The campaign of Egypt’s Culture Minister Farouk Hosni to head UNESCO is encountering racist anti-Arab and anti-Muslim opposition on the level of the blood libel and from (mostly) Jewish sources that have always complained of anti-Semitism while practising what they preach against.
For Arab readers, the blood libel goes back centuries and refers to an egregious lie that Jews use the blood of Christian children in baking a cake, or matzoh, for some of their religious practices.

Doublespeak or using legitimate terms based on historical facts given to sum up (or try to) horrific events in Jewish history like the Holocaust  or ethnic cleansing and trying to  apply them to Palestinians suffering is devious shameful & totally dishonest.  But alas in a world where the likes of  Jihad collects Western awards for Journalism  yes believe or not he does  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Media_Awards

 The Main International Media Council Prize: Jihad al Khazen, Editor at Large, Al Hayat, for his significant contributions to informed and enlightened debate in the Arab media throughout a long and distinguished career.

I m afraid the career of Jihad the journalist will flourish as long as he snipes at Israel and writes politically correct articles for Al Arabiya English etc etc And like so many Arabs respected for their opinions on the conflict his real intent and hateful worlds will fall on deafen ears by a journalistic community who just want to be his friend, that’s right my best friend is Jihad….

 

Just before Yom Kippur it seems a group of Jews defaced and sprayed graffiti on Muslim and christian graves.  This is wrong of course.

However if you scroll down the report by CNN right at the end it says on Wednesday a Jewish Religious site ” Joseph’s Tomb ” was also defaced.  in fact swastikas and graffiti sprayed on the walls.  http://edition.cnn.com/2011/10/08/world/meast/israel-graves-vandalized/index.html?hpt=hp_t2http://www.google.co.uk/
CNN says “It is unclear when the graffiti was left there. The site is under Palestinian Authority rule, and Jews visit every couple of months to pray.”

This disclaimer by CNN saying its unclear is bullshit; as everyone knows in Israel this is a scared spot and regularly visited daily. It is highly likely VERY DAMN LIKELY any Swastika’s would have been alerted immediately to the police so therefore must have happened on  Wednesday , Tuesday the earliest at best. So how come CNN didn’t lead the story with this fact? surely a holy Jewish tomb spray painted with Nazi slogans by Palestinians is the equivalent and more dare I say don’t you think? unfortunately not when in the context of middle east reporting by the usual bunch of moronic middle-class and guardian influenced-types journalists who will always lead with the Palestinian narrative. this guys is the only story in town i m afraid..

The irony of ironies for us sane people who moan about this daily is that we still have to listen to all those nutjobs Anti-Zonists who continually protest the BBC and other broadcasters, who also write stupid letters to the Guardian and  accuse everyone and everybody for carrying the official Israel government line. Oh if only that was the case, if only. now grow up and smell the damn coffee.

CNN’s decision to lead with Palestinian gravestone s and not a Jewish Holy relic is perfect example of how and why you are completely wrong!

The story like soo many others since the 2nd Intifadeh exposes how foreign journalists (intoxicated with their unlimited access and movements  in a complex ongoing and intractable conflict) continue to frame and tell the story from the Palestinian side.  It  has all the elements; Zionist racists; police who want investigate attacks on the poor Palestinians; Zero respect for Arab population. All the issues eager journalists based in Israel want to portray and oppose especially when trained and educated in liberal institution who gear them to despise the mechanics of the State of Israel as a student.

The only hope for us when faced with so many journalists and broadcasters who want to tell the conflict through a particular one-sided lens is to catch them out. the only way to do this is to  i am afraid , analyze and contextualize every story and challenge every fact.  long laborious painful work and the rewards are not great and when published  who will bother to read it?  JustJournalism http://justjournalism.com/ has found out to their disaste (JJ are  a leading UK Israel Media monitoring organization but due to lack of funding they are now no-longer on the scene)

So is their any  hope? well I ve always thought people who tend to hate Israel are an irrational lot and remind me of political Islamists, and let me go a bit further on this line.. Haters of Israel tend to go over the top all the time with their accusations and wagging fingers seeping into an over-confidence. Islamists for example when at the brink of winning over some sectors of the Western world  pointing out the corruptions of Western thought and capitalism will suddenly  revert back into  intolerance mode,  totally forgetting who they’re talking to as they become too comfortable. i believe the left when it comes to Israel make the same mistakes and we can catch them out… CNN, like a over-rabid Islamist hater of Israel slipped up right at the end of this story. they thought by adding the bit about Joseph’s tomb maybe they gave the story some kind of balance but instead revealed the thought processes and attitudes pervading Western Journalists and their agenda. Western journalists don’t have the guts and temerity to reverse this trend so we need to empower the audience and embarrass journalists and make them aware that we know. Like I said earlier in my piece the attack on the tomb is a far greater story in terms of prestige and gravitas in respects of civilization and history  but for some reason upsetting Palestinians and not Jews IS the bigger story. Remember this Holy site is even revered in Islam and Christendom but CNN and its editorial chose to lead with the Palestinian graves story. God knows what the world would have said if the Israelis done the equivalent.

So there you have proof of the endemic problem we are facing , however this will never satisfy the nutters who still cry wolf about Israel and how the Western media are controlled by the Zionists.. Phff!

Chickens don’t have a good life in general. First they’re born inside controlled conditions, once hatched its separated from their mother then raised in crowded green houses where they sometimes forced to eat their own legs to move. All fatten up next comes the day of slaughter where suddenly in the middle of the night they’re stuffed in boxes in preparation for their demise.

Yesterday ended Judaism Holiest of days “Yom Kippur” and one of the very odd customs is called   “Kaparot” which goes back over 800 years and involves swinging the  poor creature back and forth around one’s head before before praying. If you thought this was bizarre behavior well according to  LA Times the Neturei Karta Movement  are championing themselves are something of animal rights campaigners, yes that’s the same friendly neighborhood Anti-Zionist Neturei Karta who seek attention from the likes of  George Galloway and Ahmadinejad. The ultimate Uncle Tom’s of the Jewish World!!

see this disturbing video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uznoYrNzxmw

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-israel-ultra-orthodox-yom-kippur,0,4716752.story

 Rabbi Meir Hirsch began having second thoughts about the practice, known as kaparot, or atonement in Hebrew, when he noticed chickens squawking in distress in plastic cages near his house.
Butchers “bring the chickens from the farm at night, and they spend all day in the sun without food or drink,” said Hirsch, a member of the Neturei Karta ultra-Orthodox sect in Jerusalem. “You cannot perform a commandment by committing a sin.”

If only the Neturei Karat could rethink their insane denial of Israel, but I suppose they prefer the company of  chickens.. We wonder why..?

The ISM specialize in so-called non-violent activism against Israel. Clicking through their online application forms you can tell how much they’ll convince themselves by self aggrandizing propaganda and excusing cases of sexual harassment in-house. Unbelievably  their online application informs our starry eyed pupils “you have to watch out for sexual predators in Ramallah” but its normal according to them and are common just like any country in the world.(I wish they could apply the same kind of standards to Israelis who have to deal with terrorists who NEVER EVER distinguished between military and civilian targets.)

The ISM say; Sexual Harassment and Assault  http://palsolidarity.org/join/training/

Sexual harassment and assault happens all over the world and can happen to anyone. Unfortunately we have heard about a lot of sexual harassment and assault specifically towards women in the West Bank recently. We have included this section to address how women can hopefully avoid sexual assault and harassment, what to do in case it happens, and how we can all help to stop this and support people that it has happened to.

For the discerning eyes amongst you , isn’t it just interesting in the first place to learn about this remarkable admission? It begs the fundamental  questions how many times have women participants been harassed or abused for the ISM management to include this into their course as thing to learn?

They may dress this up by writing about it in  a very universal way by suggesting it happens all around the world so its somewhat ok, well no it bloody well isn’t ISM, and coming from the ISM who specialize in non-violent action  its all a bit rich.. The ISM paint a different picture about the loving and caring Palestinians but this slip  has exposed the gaping holes between fact and fiction when it comes from the left-wing – this admission is further proof about what they say in public is  certainly not what they say to themselves and within their community in private. ironically aping typical Arab-Arafat like performances to the world’s press who say one thing in English but speaking a whole different tone in Arabic.

Foreign activists & international Aid workers are at best tolerated and exploited by any means necessary in the Arab world especially Palestine. Scenes of Hamas protesting against the UNRWA recently are rare examples of this weird paradoxically relationship. Th Arab world and the PA will publicly give a smiling face to anyone dumb enough to give them aid, (though one wonders  if Hamas continues to show discontent to the UN maybe  more people will start actually believing this. Look we all know this to be true –  that’s people like myself and others who care deeply about Israel and believe there is too much false info about this situation,however the complicit and willing double victims of the Palestinians  want to believe any lies from Palestine added to hatred of Israel which creates a toxic mix. so their view of the conflict will never ever be normal and rational. They even openly admit   its better to train would-be activists in Palestine as its not really war-zone and in fact its a good place to earn one’s spurs.

https://thelastofthejewhicans.wordpress.com/2011/07/14/sex-drugs-and-rockroll-in-ramallah/

Palestine is a kinda  Disney-Land for the international left who just want to be doing something whether they think its worthy or not.  Should this not be exposed?? Where is the scrutiny here?

These activists Freudian slips  from the ISM are very fascinating and I wish more and more people including those fighting against the left’s utter hyprocisy against Israel would notice these, and arm themselves with nuggets of truth able to deconstruct and ridicule their  arguments and demented intolerant attitudes finally.