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Disgusting Israeli Ad: PM Office Gaza Genocide

by Oui Sun Feb 11th, 2024 at 11:03:59 PM EST


h/t earlier post by Cat

I see! generative AI "ethnic cleansing".

Streamers Split on Running `Come Visit Beautiful Gaza' Anti-Hamas Commercial

Streaming services head into a contentious U.S. election with differing policies on which ads they take--and without the oversight TV broadcasters face

A "Come Visit Gaza" video remains on the Israeli National Public Diplomacy Directorate's YouTube page as unpaid content. A representative for the Embassy of Israel in Washington said the video was from Israel's National Public Diplomacy Directorate [PMO - Prime Ministers Office].

Disney-controlled streaming service Hulu, on the other hand, has been running the ad during its programming. The platform said the ad was only running on its mature-rated content.

Disney to donate $2 million to Israeli aid groups amid Gaza war, stirring fury online | The New Arab - 15 Oct. 2023 |

The Walt Disney Company said it will donate $2 million to "humanitarian efforts" in Israel, following the outbreak of the war in Gaza, ongoing since last Saturday.

The company, renowned for its animated films, said it will give $1 million to Israeli emergency service Magen David Adom, with the rest to be donated to non-profit organisations in the country, US website Variety reported on Friday.

"In the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks targeting Jews in Israel this past weekend, we must all do what we can to support the innocent people experiencing so much pain, violence, and uncertainty -- particularly children," said Bob Iger, CEO of the company.

Iger went on to condemn Hamas' unprecedented cross-border attack on Israel, which occurred last week.

Pro-Israel Bias at the top, Zionist David Zaslav

There is one reason for the bias in plain sight: religious ideology. David Zaslav, the CEO of CNN's parent company, is a Zionist. He believes in the need for a Jewish state as a historical imperative and, on that basis, has justified Zionist massacres of Palestinian civilians.

Let's look at statements from Zaslav, the CEO of Warner Brothers/Discovery.
In the days after October 7, even as Israel was bombing Gaza, Zaslav issued a statement of support for Israel, saying it had experienced "one of the deadliest [days] in Jewish history since the Holocaust." Zaslav was reported to be considering taking part in a $50 million publicity campaign to "define Hamas to the American people as a terrorist organization."

Billionaire Robert Kraft Pledges $100 Million Matching Donation To Foundation To Combat Antisemitism, Report Says | Forbes - 6 Dec. 2023 |

'Cashing in on Genocide': Israeli Firm Pitches Beachfront Real Estate in Leveled Gaza | Anti-War |

"A house on the beach is not a dream," reads an advertisement from a company notorious for building in the occupied West Bank.

Harey Zahav's proposal comes amid statements by Israeli political and military leaders that critics say incite or advocate genocide of Palestinians. Evem prior to the Hamas-led attacks on October 7, numerous Israeli officials called for the recolonization of a Gaza Strip from which some or all of the Palestinian residents - around two-thirds of them the descendants of Nakba refugees - have been removed.

While Israel withdrew its troops and settlers from Gaza in 2005, the besieged enclave is still considered occupied under international law.

Ze'ev Epshtein apologized for the 'joke gone wrong,' while also saying he'd gladly build the condos if the government allowed it

Former Israeli settlers yearn to return to Gaza after war | France24 - 27 Dec. 2023 |

Then we retake Gaza: Hardline minister hails repeal of West Bank Disengagement | TOI - 22 March 2023 |

Orit Strock says eventual return to the Strip `will involve many casualties' but it is part of the Land of Israel and must be resettled

A far-right minister in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government said that a law repealing legislation that ordered the evacuation of four West Bank settlements was a step on the way to re-occupying and resettling the Gaza Strip, a move that she acknowledged would cause "many casualties."

The law, which won some support from opposition members including National Unity's Gideon Sa'ar and Ze'ev Elkin, repeals the clauses of the Disengagement Law that banned Israelis from the area where the settlements of Homesh, Ganim, Kadim and Sa-Nur once stood, paving the way for settlers to return. The four communities were the only West Bank settlements to be cleared during the Disengagement from Gaza close to 18 years ago. The new law, passed in the early hours of Tuesday, applies to those areas only.

"Our first step will be to legalize the Homesh Yeshiva and then we will gradually renew settlement [in the area]," said Minister of National Missions Orit Strock, hailing the new legislation in a Tuesday interview with the right-wing Israel National News outlet. The next step, she predicted, will be a return to the Gaza Strip.

"I believe that, at the end of the day, the sin of the disengagement will be reversed," Strock said. "I don't know how long it will take. Sadly, a return to the Gaza Strip will involve many casualties, just as the departure from the Gaza Strip came with many casualties. But ultimately it is part of the Land of Israel, and a day will come when we will return to it."

Angling for war cabinet seat, Smotrich says Gaza should be allowed to collapse | TOI - 20 Nov. 2023 |

Far-right former settler activist skirts question whether Jewish settlement should return to Gaza; Yisrael Beytenu party leader Liberman in opposition also calls for harsh stance

In a 2015 interview, when describing Palestinian efforts to delegitimize Israel, then-MK Smotrich described the Palestinian Authority as "a burden" and Hamas, because it is a widely recognized terrorist organization, as "an asset."

Before joining politics, Smotrich was arrested for violent activism against the government's 2005 unilateral disengagement from the Gaza Strip, which included uprooting all Jewish settlements in the enclave.

When asked by reporters if he would support renewed Jewish settlement in Gaza, Smotrich said that "it's not the time to deal with this," and that "about what we do afterward on the civilian side, we'll argue about it [later]."

Netanyahu has said in recent days that Israel would not resettle Gaza nor govern the Palestinian entity, but that Israel's military would maintain security control over the enclave.

Israeli ministers attend conference calling for `voluntary migration' of Palestinians | The Guardian - 2 Feb. 2023 |

Attendance of 11 cabinet ministers and 15 coalition members of Knesset appears to violate ICJ ruling on Gaza war

Ministers and parliamentarians in Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition government have attended a conference calling for Israeli resettlement of the Gaza Strip and "voluntary migration" of the Palestinian population elsewhere.

Sunday's event in Jerusalem, called the "Victory of Israel Conference: Settlement Brings Security", hosted speeches by well-known extremists in Netanyahu's cabinet, including the national security minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir, and the finance minister, Bezalel Smotrich. It was attended by approximately 1,000 people, including 11 cabinet ministers and 15 members of the Knesset, some of them members of the prime minister's Likud party.

The prominent role of government figures in the far-right conference appears to violate the international court of justice ruling last week that Israel must "take all measures within its power" to avoid acts of genocide in its war in Gaza, including the "prevention and punishment of genocidal rhetoric".


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'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Tue Feb 13th, 2024 at 07:03:27 PM EST
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Israel and its allies have fed the media massive doses of disinformation, meant to dramatize the suffering of Israelis and incite hatred for Palestinians.  I reported that Israel planted the leak reported by the Wall Street Journal, in which it falsely claimed that Iran ordered the Hamas attack against Israel.  US officials including Secretaries Blink and Austin have been debunking that rumor over the past few days.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Tue Feb 13th, 2024 at 07:05:14 PM EST

Gaza: Chickens Come Home to Roost | Tikun Olam - 12 Oct. 2023 |

Terror, hate and violence of Gaza war make their way to America's shores

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Tue Feb 13th, 2024 at 07:06:42 PM EST
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