Alpha 1 - how on earth do you think that a post alerting UK based A.net members to a very interesting-sounding documentary ... produced and presented by a Jew, nogal
, could possibly be an "anti-Israel post"? Only one person is paranoid around here, dear boy ... and that's you!
Well, I watched it and it was extremely interesting. I learnt a lot I wasn't
previously aware of - such as the fact that one of the foundation-stones of
Zionism is the "wall of steel", whereby the goal is to make Israel an
enthnically clean territory containing only Jews. Muslims and even Christians
are not welcome in this Jewish paradise. Its policy towards its neighbours and
the Palestinians is one of "pre-emptive attack" as was demonstrated so
effectively in 1967 and again in 1982.
Also, modern terrorism was fathered by the Zionist terror groups in the run up
to the creation of the State of Israel. The Stern Gang, Haganagh and Irgun -
founded by Menachim Begin (subsequently an Israeli Premier) - were typical of
those. Irgun was responsible for the bombing of the King David Hotel in
Jerusalem in 1946 - an outrage which killed 91, including 54 civillians
unconnected to the British authorities.
Israel's support from the US only really started in 1967, on the basis of "the
enemy of my enemy is my friend" as the Soviets backed much of the Arab world;
and has grown from there contributed in very large part due to the Christian
Fundamentalist right, led by Jerry Falwell. No dount Jerry will be rather
concerned to hear that the Zionist plan doesn't include him or his congregants
... but then, given that the responsibility for Christ's crucifiction rests
with the Jews, he shouldn't be surprised, either!
The effectiveness of the Israeli PR and lobby machine was amazing to watch in
action. According to Professor Rose, Americans tend to identify more with the
Jews than with the Arabs because "they are like us" and the use of
sophisticated US born and/or educated Jews as spokesmen ... people like Binjamin Netanyahu, who could quite easily be a US Republican or even President. Contrast that with the image of the unshaven Arafat, in military fatigues and keffiyeh. A former Israeli Ambassador to the US pointed out that most ambassadors would be likely to meet the US president twice during their posting to Washington - whereas the Israeli Ambassador would meet him on average once a week. As Ariel Sharon is on the record as saying, it is truly Israel that calls the shots on US policy in the Middle East ... not the US Administration.
Israel is not only the largest recipient anywhere in the world of US largesse -
nearly US$100 billion - but it's the only country where the US does not try to
use it's financial clout to influence domestic or foreign policy. Nor does it
complain about the blatant abuses of human rights carried out by successive
Israeli governments - against Jews as well as Palestinians.
Internal opposition from Jews to their government only really started in 1982
when Israel carried out a full-scale invasion of Lebanon - what was to become
Israel's Vietnam. Prior to then, Israelis had justified their government's
actions on the basis that they were the little David against the might of the
Arab Goliath. The massacres of hundreds of civilians - men, women and children - in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps (masterminded by current Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon) created the first serious opposition demonstrations which were brutally broken up, leading to the detention without trial, 'deaths in custody' and outright 'disappearances' of opposition leaders and anyone else who disagreed with them. One of those was Mordechai Vanunu, who had been working on the Israeli nuclear weapon programme at Dimona, in the Negev desert who was abducted by the Mossad after he told the London Sunday Times
some of what was going on at Dimona. Vanunu's abduction and subsequent imprisonment (for 18 years) was ordered by former Israeli premier, Shimon Perez.
Jerry Falwell admitted that it was his intervention that caused a change of tack recently with President Bush after the attacks on Jenin by the Israelis.
Initially, Bush came in with a hardline approach, but Falwell told him that his
Christian evangelists supported Israel against the Palestinians, due largely to
their blind adherence to everything in the Bible. Listen to a BBC Assignment
report on the links between right wing Christian fundamentalists and the Zionist
lobby group here: http://www.inminds.co.uk/boycott-news-0202.html
As Professor Rose concluded: "America's blind defence of Israel has led to the
loss of opportunities for the creation of a lasting peace in the Middle East."
There's another programme on tonight that looks good - Promises
, Channel 4 at 19.45 - it's a documentary looking at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and prospects for peace, as seen through the eyes of children on both sides.