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Founding Jewish State On Extortion and Terror

by Oui Tue Apr 9th, 2024 at 11:36:21 AM EST

Stop playing the victim of generations passed ... today Israel and its leaders are perpetrators of a most ugly genocide and use of starvation to murder the Palestinian people. End the complicity ... end the stain of cold blooded murder on an industrial scale using AI ... collateral deaths and maimed civilians at 95%.

The Zionist Dream Is A Murderous Scheme

Nakba did not begin in 1948. Its origins lie over two centuries ago...."

So begins this four-part series on the 'nakba', meaning the 'catastrophe', about the history of the Palestinian exodus that led to the first Arab-Israeli war in 1948, and the establishment of the state of Israel.

This sweeping history starts back in 1799 with Napoleon's attempted advance into Palestine to check British expansion and his appeal to the Jews of the world to reclaim their land in league with France.

The narrative moves through the 19th century and into the 20th century with the British Mandate in Palestine and comes right up to date in the 21st century and the ongoing 'nakba' on the ground.

Arab, Israeli and Western intellectuals, historians and eye-witnesses provide the central narrative which is accompanied by archive material and documents, many only recently released for the first time.

For Palestinians, 1948 marks the 'nakba' or the 'catastrophe', when hundreds of thousands were forced out of their homes.

How it started, a shared biblical holy land laid waste where no one ventured or lived ... according to a false narrative ..

Rick Steves' The Holy Land: Israelis and Palestinians Today - 2015

This hour-long special weaves together both the Israeli and the Palestinian narratives. In Israel, we go from the venerable ramparts of Jerusalem to the vibrant modern skyline of Tel Aviv. In Palestine, we harvest olives near Hebron, visit a home in Bethlehem, and pop into a university in Ramallah. We also learn about security walls, disputed settlements, and the persistent challenges facing the region. #ricksteveseurope #holyland

Suez Crisis and the 1956 Sinai Campagne

Move Over Nakba, Naksa is Here | Tikun Olam - 4 June 2011 |

Until a few  years ago, it seemed that the narrative of the Israeli-Arab conflict was determined mostly by Israel: there was the miraculous vote in the UN General Assembly recognizing the partition.  Then the even more miraculous 1948 War of Independence, which established the State of Israel.  Yes, there was the momentary setback of the 1956 Suez War, whose victorious territorial prize of the Sinai was wrenched from Israel's hands by Pres. Dwight Eisenhower.  But the Lord's miracles continued in 1967 as Israel reunited the nation's eternal capital, Jerusalem.  

The sparks of Messianic redemption were also sown by the return to our Biblical ancestral lands in places that came to be called by many in Israel, Judea and Samaria.  Israel affirmed its rendez-vous with Jewish destiny by returning its sons and daughters to these Biblical holy places in Shechem and Hebron, where they became latter-day versions of the pioneers of the 1920s who "cleared the land and drained the swamps."

There wasn't much room in all this history, destiny, and messianic redemption for the narrative of the "loser."  Israelis, the most humane among them, could afford to acknowledge the sins that enabled the triumphs of Israel.  These visionaries bucked the national consensus, but they were swimming upstream and against the prevailing winds.  Over time, their voice became thinner and thinner until it was mostly snuffed out in the shouts of triumph from the Israeli nationalist camp.

But over the past decade or more, the tables have turned.  With the onset of the Intifadas, Palestinians began to make a claim to a narrative of their own.  It wasn't just a story they proclaimed for themselves.  They asked the rest of the world to acknowledge it as well.  Slowly, ever so slowly, the world has turned from intense admiration of Israel's achievements to recognition of the moral cost of those victories.

In the past 11 years, we have gone through two Intifadas, wars in Gaza in (2009) and Lebanon (2006).  With each of these new developments in the Palestinian national struggle, Israel's narrative receded and the Palestinian's advanced.

Richard Silverstein blog key word | Nakba |

United Nations have recognized the State of Palestine - 2012

From the diaries ...

Israel's Security Wall Breached by 700,000 Zionist Settlers

New crossing point on lands of As Sawahra As Sharqiy

During the past three and a half years, Israel has constructed more than 750 barriers in the West Bank dividing it into small cantons. All main and secondary roads connecting Palestinian districts were blocked either by cement blocks or by barbed wires which forced Palestinians to take alternative roads that are ''time consuming'', narrow and dangerous. Palestinians daily movement became very difficult; whereby Palestinian citizens heading to their workplaces, schools and hospitals were not able to reach their destination easily. Humiliation, suffering and delays are encountered at the many barriers which were installed by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) in the Palestinian Territories. The table below shows the number and type of barriers constructed in the West Bank during the period 2001-2004.

Settlers, Olives, and Occupation: Voices from the West Bank

Checkpoints and Barriers Blocking Life and Economic Livelyhood

Gideon Levy: The Zionist Tango: Step Left, Step Right

Israel's 55-year occupation of Palestinian Territory is apartheid - UN human rights expert

A UN expert called today on the international community to accept and adopt the findings in his current report, echoing recent findings by Palestinian, Israeli and international human rights organisations, that apartheid is being practiced by Israel in the occupied Palestinian territory.

"There is today in the Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 1967 a deeply discriminatory dual legal and political system that privileges the 700,000 Israeli Jewish settlers living in the 300 illegal Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank," said Michael Lynk, the UN Special Rapporteur for the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967.

"Living in the same geographic space, but separated by walls, checkpoints, roads and an entrenched military presence, are more than three million Palestinians, who are without rights, living under an oppressive rule of institutional discrimination and without a path to a genuine Palestinian state that the world has long promised is their right.

Eyewitness to the Nakba | Testimony of Amnon Neumann, Palmach soldier - May 2010 |

A Public hearing at Zochrot, a testimony given by Amnon Neauman, a 1948 Palmach soldier describing the occupation of the Negev villages.

Jewish State of Israel Killing Palestinians on an Industrial Scale

If it could automate a large portion of these processes, using AI algorithms it could vastly expand its targeting capability. The more targets, the greater the elimination of the enemy.  All that was required was human input of vast amounts of data concerning individuals, addresses, phone numbers, email, social media accounts, etc.  That would also include the locations of homes, stories, churches, mosques, universities, schools, power stations, water treatment plants, police stations, etc.

By cross-checking both sets of data, the IDF could pinpoint targets and their location.  It could also target the buildings themselves for destruction. Then it could provide the algorithm the parameters for targets: age, sex, family, jobs, social connections, friends.

The IDF dubbed this innovation in modern warfare, Lavender.  Eventually, it gave the army 37,000 human targets. This, in large part, is why Israel has murdered 33,000 Gazans.

Yuval Abraham offers a chilling account of how the AI program was implemented on the battlefield.  In conventional conflicts, human beings play a vital role in the process of determining how to fight and who to fight. 

Not Apartheid?

Israel's Security Wall Breached by 700,000 Zionist Settlers 2002-2023

From military "outposts" to illegal settlements getting protection from military of the occupying power, complaining Israel is not secure? Hogwash. Perpetrating ugly genocide and murdering civilians by starvation ... the hasbara  crew can end its lies of victimhood and the holocaust. That can only be just speaking the German language, certainly not Arabic.

New crossing point on lands of As Sawahra As Sharqiy | 2004 |

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Apr 9th, 2024 at 12:18:29 PM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Apr 9th, 2024 at 06:20:02 PM EST
Dangerous Deceptions and Outright Lies: Language in the War on Gaza

Other statements made by Israeli and other world leaders, that may appear to be true, and that continue to be taken at face value, are in reality dangerously deceptive. Their aim is to justify Israeli politics regarding violence towards Palestinians, actions in support of the current war, or inaction in stopping it. Careful examination of a few of these will expose the ways in which such statements operate.

Dictionary of Deception

Probably the most repeated statement proffered by Israeli politicians and their supporters is that Hamas and Palestinians in general deny the Israeli state's "right to exist." This statement entirely ignores--and diverts attention away from--the unquestionable reality that Israel has existed as a state since 1948 and continues to exist, whether or not Hamas or anyone else objects to it.

At the same time, the Israeli complaint occludes the reality that it is Palestine whose right to exist as a state has long been denied. Although the majority of world governments have recognized Palestinian statehood, the State of Palestine has only an observer status in the UN. This is so because Israel and the United States, Canada, Australia, and an absolute majority of  European states have refused to recognize Palestinian statehood.

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Apr 9th, 2024 at 06:21:35 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Apr 9th, 2024 at 11:08:45 PM EST
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Jonathan Greenblatt's racist keffiyeh smear is another chapter in the ADL's war on Palestinians | Mondoweiss |

Rather than a symbol of hate, the Palestinian keffiyeh is a source of pride.

The keffiyeh or hatta is a traditional Palestinian headdress. It is synonymous with Palestinians and symbolizes Palestinians' connections to fishing, olive trees, and our homeland. 

I found these unchallenged comments repugnant, outrageous, and dangerous. In the days following the appearance, no one in the mainstream media nor any politicians demanded an apology.

Greenblatt's racist smear and his deliberate equation of Palestinian symbols with white supremacy didn't seem to pose any controversy even though they promote hate and could instigate violence against anyone who supports the Palestinian people. The intentional omission of Palestinian voices in the traditional media allows this kind of racism and false allegation to spread.

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Apr 9th, 2024 at 11:09:51 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Apr 9th, 2024 at 11:11:58 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Apr 9th, 2024 at 07:58:13 PM EST

Testimonies From the Censored Deir Yassin Massacre: 'They Piled Bodies and Burned Them' | Haaretz - 16 July 2017 |

A young fellow tied to a tree and set on fire. A woman and an old man shot in back. Girls lined up against a wall and shot with a submachine gun. The testimonies collected by filmmaker Neta Shoshani about the massacre in Deir Yassin are difficult to process even 70 years after the fact

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Apr 9th, 2024 at 08:08:59 PM EST
Exceptional and above the law ... we write a NWO.

UK will not suspend arms exports to Israel, David Cameron says | The Guardian |

The foreign secretary said that he had reviewed the most recent legal advice about the situation on the ground but this left the UK's position on export licences "unchanged".

Downing Street has come under mounting pressure from senior Tories to suspend weapons exports in light of the growing humanitarian crisis in Gaza, and after the deaths of three Britons in the strike on aid group World Central Kitchen.

Cameron said that continuing to allow arms exports put the UK in line with other "like-minded countries" and reiterated that the UK had a robust legal process for assessing those licences.

He said: "We don't publish legal advice, we don't comment on legal advice but we act in a way that is consistent with it, we're a government under the law and that's as it should be."

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Apr 9th, 2024 at 10:32:09 PM EST
The Holocaust

The Ten Stages of Genocide

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Apr 10th, 2024 at 06:47:51 PM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Apr 10th, 2024 at 06:48:52 PM EST
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Germany once again on the wrong side of history

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Apr 10th, 2024 at 06:49:45 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Apr 10th, 2024 at 06:50:50 PM EST
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Thank You Karen

... for pointing me to an excellent Irish scholar on International humanitarian law.

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Apr 10th, 2024 at 07:12:43 PM EST
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As IDF pull back hundreds bodies found under rubble Al-Shifa hospital

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Apr 10th, 2024 at 07:15:04 PM EST
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