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this latest posting by electronic intifadeh http://electronicintifada.net/content/why-are-gaza-children-being-robbed-fun-summer/11225

highlights a common tactic to smear and accuse Israel of depriving Palestinian children of a future. a clever ploy to reach into the hearts and minds of the liberal classes brainwashed in thinking there’s no future for Gazan’s children unless the nasty Israelis pack their bags and leave their country.

apparently the US has decided to flow of funding to the UNRWA., um damn right i say. time after time we hear of intimidation by Hamas jihadist types  promote “western values”. but here the hypecrotyical palestinians are crying because, guess what, countires like the US want some kind of vindication and payback for giving aid to UNRWA. The irony is palpable.

this whole idea of spoiling tactics by the US and Israel depriving Gazan children of fun strikes a cord like I said at the beginning, with Western Liberal types. The photo of children on a infltable toy and the fact previous shows of fun have obviously happened before and very recent proves Gazan is not as wartorn as the Guardian would portray. again we have a massive blindspot in the eyes of journalists and decent sane people.

 

 

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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.

Most seasoned observers both left and right recognize Christians have a hard time to express themselves openly within Islamic countries. The quite brilliant Tom Gross gives countless examples on his site. But this fact-on-the-ground doesn’t bold well for Arabist and Palestinian apologists who find any means to curtail and discourage negative reports from Palestinian territories about the growing threats to Palestinian Christians living here. Stuart Littlewood who writes for Redress http://www.redress.cc/palestine#scrooge explained that he was so dissatisfied with the Guardians report on Hamas crackdown on Christmas, he felt it was hurting the Palestinian cause so contacted her directly. Now correct me if I m wrong most if not all Israel activists wouldn’t use that moralizing tone despite angry retorts by Pro-Israel feelings, its if “how dare the Guardian ever suggest the wonderful Palestinians could possibility think of such a thing”.. Guardian article here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec/23/gaza-christians-hamas-cancelled-christmas

Littlewood says, “Is Hamas being beastly to Gaza’s Christians? Has Phoebe Greenwood got her story straight? I wrote to her at the Guardian, pointing out that revelations of this kind in the popular British press undo the hard work activists put in to help the Palestinian cause. Could she please throw more light onto it? I’ve had no reply. I’m in England and unable to contact Hamas. Phoebe Greenwood is on the spot. Shouldn’t someone from Haniyeh’s office be given a chance to comment?”

Look it’s this sanctimonious moralistic conviction crap of “always being in the right” and bloody ignorant of  facts-on-the-ground which has always fascinated me about the Pro-Palestinian cause. Their agenda is so-fanatically hatred towards Israel that they will change day into night to suit how and how others should see the conflict.

Critically,  this is the main difference between  (supporters of Israel) and  how they  see it.  Within in the Jewish world we have the capacity of debate and self inquiry – sometimes to our detriment.  Again the proof is so overly abundant in our culture its very obvious for every one to see, if not read the bloody JC letter page for the past  ten years and YOU’LL see  for differing opinions (do it I dare ya Stuart!!).  I do think in the end ,  fanatics like Stuart will always lose because the very people they’re trying to win over and hoodwink will eventually bore and suss them out. The fact he says Greenwood didn’t bite to his charges of “unfairness” is indicative of a growing trend i notice since the beeb finally admitted coverage of being too keen of taking the Palestinian view and slap down for well respected Jeremy Bowen – a very unusual admission indeed.  BBC and middle east shtick  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_the_BBC

For links on Palestinian Christians and yes even-handed accounts look here: http://thinkingoutsidetheblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-are-christians-living-in.html Yes there’s even criticism of Israel as it should be when talking about democracies.

But really do you own research as I genuine believe  people should find out the  truth for themselves, something the likes of Stuart Littlewood cannot ever comprehend! Stuart likes to write moralistic  blackmailing letters because like all supporters of Palestinian cause it has become very personal and a sick obsession. He cannot see dark from light and will never allow himself to create a space for criticism despite the overwhelming evidence.

To understand what Ken Livingstone really thinks about his autobiography tally up keywords like “Jew” , “Zionism” etc

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/andrewgilligan/100123192/ken-livingstone-book-mentions-zionism-more-than-tfl-mentions-nazis-more-than-the-nhs/

Here’s a tally of selected keywords (mentions in text only, excluding index):

Jew/ Jews/ Jewish 80

Israel/ Israeli 64

Racism/ racist 43

Wadley [Veronica Wadley, former editor of the Evening Standard] 33

Zionist/ Zionists/ Zionism  32

Transport for London/ TfL 30

Nazi/ Nazis/ Nazism 23

NHS/ National Health Service 17

Hitler 16

Lee Jasper 16

Routemaster 16

Sorry 7

Socialist Action 1

Bendy bus 0

What is it with Cartoons that Arabs and those who wave pointy fingers at Israel cannot take. Its bad enough Israel and Jews have to tolerate a daily diet of insults and abuses, stereotypes, evil Auschwitz comparisons like this:

Or endangering Jewish people’s lives by claiming Jewish control of the US

So when an Israeli newspaper – just every free newspaper is allowed and should do – makes a satirical point using a cartoon this is the inevitable  result..

Fars reports:

The UN’s Paris-based cultural arm called in Israel’s ambassador, Nimrod Barkan, on Wednesday and handed him a protest note saying the cartoon “endangers the lives of unarmed diplomats”.

The note came from the organization’s director-general, Irina Bokova.

The cartoon was published last week in the Zionist daily Haaretz. It depicts Zionist regime’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his defense minister briefing pilots before a hypothetical attack on Iran, telling them to target UNESCO’s office in the West Bank on their way back.

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/unesco-files-complaint-against-israeli-delegation-over-haaretz-cartoon-1.394889 in today’s ha’atez

Ambassador Nimrod Barkan was stunned to be handed a copy of this cartoon and an official letter of protest from UNESCO’s director general, Irina Bokova. Falt told Barkan the cartoon constituted incitement.

“A cartoon like this endangers the lives of unarmed diplomats, and you have an obligation to protect them,” Falt said, according to an Israeli source. “We understand that there is freedom of the press in Israel, but the government must prevent attacks on UNESCO.”

The Ambassador wonderfully replied:

Barkan pointed out that the government has no control over editorial cartoons printed in the papers. “Ask yourselves what you did to make a moderate paper with a deeply internationalist bent publish such a cartoon,” he suggested. “Perhaps the problem is with you.

The problem is with you the UN who put Israel on trial in front of the world daily. Shame. (And Ha’aretz a Zionist paper if only!!)

Tunisia issues arrest warrant against Yasser Arafat’s widow

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/tunisia/8860634/Tunisia-issues-arrest-warrant-against-Yasser-Arafats-widow.html

What will happen to Zuha Arafat now, the daughter of Yasser? um a reality show perhaps?

What happens when Palestinian’s politicians give interviews only for Israeli TV, well they tend to speak more succinct and less with the bullshit knowing there’s no place to hide and certainly no softballs questions from eager Western journalists who rejoice in their sufferance. Maan Agency reports: http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=433281

JERUSALEM (Reuters) — Arabs made a “mistake” by rejecting a 1947 UN proposal that would have created a Palestinian state alongside the nascent Israel, President Mahmoud Abbas said in an interview aired Friday.

Palestinian leaders have always insisted that General Assembly Resolution 181, which paved the way for Israel in parts of then British-ruled Palestine, must be resisted by Arabs who went to war over it.

Decades of regional fighting have hinged on challenges to Israel’s existence and expansion. By describing historical fault on the Arab side, Abbas appeared to be offering Israel an olive branch while promoting his own bid to sidestep stalled peace talks by winning UN recognition for a sovereign Palestine.

“At that time, 1947, there was Resolution 181, the partition plan, Palestine and Israel. Israel existed. Palestine diminished. Why?” he told Israel’s top-rated Channel Two television, speaking in English.

When the interviewer suggested the reason was Jewish leaders’ acceptance of the plan and its rejection by the Arabs, Abbas said: “I know, I know. It was our mistake. It was our mistake. It was an Arab mistake as a whole. But do they punish us for this mistake (for) 64 years?”

This clear cut admission by Abu Mazen is surprising not as historical fact or coming from a Palestinian leader because its the type of things us Israelis & Jewish people around the world hear from Palestinians and Arabs all the time after all shouting is done. They whisper it quietly in our ears, yes we should have taken the UN offer back then..

But Netanyahu’s sleight of hand by negotiating with Hamas for Gilad Shalit, and now noisily promoting the quartet of sorts, has completely nullified Mazen back into his usual position of political paralysis in  front of his own supporters  – who probably now more than ever – liken him to  the Arab strongman era who probably should go now.

In short something interesting is about to happen I reckon not in terms of the middle east agreement but the status of Abu Mazen and the old PLO.

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!!!!

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….