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Kourosh Ziabari – Fars News Agency: A Canadian scholar and academic, who was fired from the university where he was teaching because of his pro-Palestinian viewpoints, believes the US government is funding and supporting Israel for its continued bloodletting in the Middle East.
According to Prof. Denis Rancourt, Israel’s plan in the Middle East is ethnic cleansing and the total obliteration of Palestine and its citizens in order to realize a colonial, imperial agenda backed by the US military, economic and finance empire.
“Israel’s program is to eradicate or neutralize all Palestinians who make claim to a home in Palestine. This is exactly what Israel has been doing since before its artificial creation,” said Prof. Rancourt in an exclusive interview with Fars News Agency.
“Israel’s program is planned incremental dispossession and an ongoing attempted genocide. This has been repeatedly and explicitly expressed by the Zionist architects and executioners,” he noted.
Prof. Denis Rancourt has also praised the resistance movement in the Gaza Strip for its steadfastness against the Israeli aggression during the past two months, maintaining that it was awe-inspiring that Hamas could kill some 70 invading Israeli soldiers.
Denis Rancourt is a former professor of physics at the University of Ottawa. In the fall of 2008, he was removed from all teaching duties under the pretext that he had granted A+ grades to 23 students in one course during the winter 2008 semester; however, it’s quite clear to everybody that his outspoken criticism of Israel and his pro-Palestinian activism had triggered his dismissal from the university. Prof. Rancourt’s classes were always attended by tens of students and he was considered as one of the popular university professors at the Faculty of Science.
Rancourt has published more than 100 academic papers. He was a member of Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Physics and the Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre. He is the author of the book “Hierarchy and Free Expression in the Fight Against Racism.”
During the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip that just ended on August 26 following the victory of Hamas and the declaration of ceasefire between the Israeli regime and the resistance movement, FNA did an interview with Prof. Denis Rancourt on the influence of the Israeli lobby over the media, politicians and universities in the West, the history of Israel-Canada relations and the international reactions to the recent Israeli war on Gaza. The following is the text of this in-depth interview.
Q: What’s your viewpoint regarding the influence of the Israeli lobby on the universities and academic unions in the West, especially in the North America? The case of your dismissal from your position as a professor at the University of Ottawa was simply one of numerous instances showing that the Israeli lobby can easily manipulate the university officials in the West into making illegal decisions and expelling the disobedient academicians, just like the Prof. Steven Salaita who has been recently fired from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for his comments criticizing the Israeli massacre in the Gaza Strip. How has Israel gained such an influence over the academic institutions in the West?
A: The Israel Lobby has the role of chief-whip for the US military-economic-finance empire; Empire, for short. That is, the Lobby ensures doctrinal discipline among Western, that is, US-aligned politicians, intellectuals, and the media, regarding the Empire’s Middle East policy. I mean “intellectual” in the broad sense of any professional who has influence, and “media” in the broad sense of anyone who communicates to others.
The Empire’s main geopolitical focus presently is the Middle East, where the Empire is dedicated to actively and continuously prevent liberation and coalescence of Arab nations, so as to keep control of the territory and the energy resources. To achieve this, the Empire’s main policy in the Middle East is Israel, which is charged with continual war and sabotage against all Middle Eastern entities that would vie for independence from the Empire.
Thus, the Empire, via Israel, is embarked on a vicious and murderous project without an end in the Middle East, and this unsavory project must be sold to the Empire’s home populations, including both managers and ordinary citizens. That is the role of the Israel Lobby; to sell Israel and the continuous and deliberate carnage as acceptable and unavoidable.
That is why the Israel Lobby is actively engaged is creating Islamophobia, in exaggerating anti-Semitism, in constructing Nazi-holocaust remembrance, in suppressing academic freedom, in suppressing freedom of the press, in “finding” and pursuing alleged “terrorists”, in developing anti-speech [or] “anti-hate” laws, in promoting cultural ties with Israel, in attacking Muslim associations, and so on.
As such, the work of the Israel Lobby includes hundreds of ongoing campaigns to intimidate, discipline, fire, and vilify academics who dare to be critical of Israel or of US Middle East policy. The list of shut-out and targeted academics is a long one and includes the well-known cases of Joel Kovel, Ward Churchill, Norman Finkelstein, James Petras, Terri Ginsberg, William Robinson, David F. Noble, Steven Salaita, Iymen Chehade, and many others. The more an academic is threatening to the Lobby, the more aggressively that academic is attacked.
My own case is also an example. I was a tenured Full Professor of physics at the University of Ottawa in Canada’s capital city. I am an internationally recognized researcher and I taught in both the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Arts. I was publicly critical of the university president’s paid trip to Israel. I invited Palestinian speakers into my classrooms to talk about Gaza, and geopolitical analysts who were critical of Israel. These moves led to condemnation of me in the Zionist mainstream media, and to discipline, which was overturned. In 2008, a new university president – Allan Rock – who is a staunch and unconditional supporter of Israel and who had been Canada’s Zionist ambassador to the UN, became immediately motivated to fire me, tenure or not, and irrespective of my popular courses and my large science research funding.
With the help of an entire team using specially-hired union-busting lawyers, after contriving for years including intensive covert surveillance of me using a hired-student spy to monitor my every spoken and written word and my every activity on campus and at other university campuses, the university finally settled on the false pretext for dismissal of alleging that I had improperly assigned high grades to all 23 students in an advanced physics course. They needed a “clean” pretext that they hoped would be supported by public opinion and that would not bring out all of their dirt. When public opinion and some mainstream media sided with me instead, a high-profile Zionist columnist at the New York Times suddenly wrote not-one but two articles to discredit me, and was invited to Canada to falsely defame me, regarding my teaching, on a trend-setting Canadian TV talk show whose producers are Zionists.
Even after I was fired, as I continued to be publicly critical of the institution, the university funded a large defamation lawsuit against me which, after almost four years, has entirely washed-out my personal savings, and over which I was ordered to pay a total of legal costs and damages in excess of one million dollars, that I can never pay. I am presently struggling to generate the funds to pay the costs of court-transcripts for the appeal that has been filed. My funding campaign is endorsed by the Ontario Civil Liberties Association, which also has a campaign that condemns the university’s unlimited funding of the lawsuit against me using public money.
Although the university had many and mixed unstated and illegitimate reasons for wanting to fire me – such as my defiance and outspokenness in several areas, my popular courses and public events, and my support of student and community activism, I have no doubt that I was fired because the new Zionist university president Allan Rock – former Ambassador to the UN, and former Canadian federal government minister – wanted me out and silenced at any cost, and knew that he could count on support from the Zionist establishment. Under cross-examination, the dean testified that the pre-dismissal lockout of my graduate students and I from our laboratory was directed from above by Allan Rock. This president knew my firing would be seen as a good deed by the powerful Zionist establishment that he is part of. Years before I was ultimately fired, it had already been pronounced in the media that my firing was necessary and was desirable because of the “anti-Semitic” nature of my courses, to the great dismay and protests of many of my students.
After I was escorted off campus in handcuffs by police and charged with “trespassing” while I was still a tenured professor, and since my firing in 2009, Allan Rock has been systematically transforming the University of Ottawa into an institutional instrument at the service of Canada’s accelerating “globalist” agenda, and at the service of legitimizing Israel’s role in that agenda — rather than actually prioritizing the learning environment for students in Ottawa, an environment that is in dire need of an overhaul.
Allan Rock needed me out of the way. The Empire needs critics of the Empire out of the way. And the Israel Lobby needs anyone who threatens the acceptance of Israel’s crimes out of the way.
Q: Why has the criticism of Israel become so costly in the West? Why are the academicians, media personalities and other public figures who dare to question the policies and practices of Israel being immediately vilified and denigrated as anti-Semitist? Moreover, why don’t the mainstream media in the West ever give coverage to the viewpoints critical of Israel or exposing its violations of international law?
A: The mainstream media is a highly perfected arm of the Empire’s propaganda apparatus, as are Hollywood, the music industry, video games, and so on. The barely-maintained illusions of freedom of the press and of artistic freedom only make the propaganda more effective.
The propaganda apparatus is an integral part of the Empire’s military structure. The Israel Lobby is an added structure for direct and forceful control of politicians and intellectuals concerning the role of Israel as the Empire’s main thug in the Middle East.
The Empire’s Israel-based violent control in the Middle East, in turn, gives control over energy and wealth, via both the energy itself and energy transportation routes, and helps to ensure that the US-dollar remains the petro-dollar and, thus, the World currency, which the US prints at will.
In this way, the Empire both maintains its main instrument of global exploitation, namely finance-extortion based on the US-dollar and enforced with military might, and suppresses the development of its main competitors by strategically controlling the energy market via sanctions, pricing, and directed profits. That is the Empire’s working theory, which is realistically achievable thanks to absolute military dominance.
Within this scheme, the Israel Lobby at home is in a symbiotic relation with the Empire. The two are inseparable as long as the Empire’s main geopolitical focus is the Middle East, and as long as the Empire’s main policy in the Middle East is Israel. This is why one finds a strong and visible Israel Lobby satellite in every Western nation that is aligned with the Empire: Canada, France, Australia, and so on.
The two elements that give the Israel Lobby its raison d’etre – namely, the Empire’s main geopolitical focus on the Middle East, and Israel as the Empire’s main policy in the Middle East – are not necessarily good for the Empire. But the Israel Lobby has gotten too powerful; to the point of being able to largely dictate the Empire’s geopolitical priorities, and the Empire’s goals.
Thus, the Israel Lobby has to a large extent overrun the US democracy. It is not presently possible for US politicians to objectively and freely discuss Israel’s role and the Empire’s foreign policy. Virtually no US politician has the backbone to do so. US critics of Israel who are sufficiently threatening are crushed, and the US establishment fully participates in these mobbings.
When the stakes are so high, it is impossible for the Israel Lobby to relax its aggressive stance against all ideological threats. The Lobby considers its intimidation campaigns to be necessary for its own survival. It uses bribery, extortion, and propaganda at every level to discipline all who need to be reminded of which peoples most need to be killed on the planet.
Q: Canada has usually been one of the major advocates and supporters of the Tel Aviv regime since its establishment in 1948, either financially, politically or militarily and has always justified its racist policies in the Occupied Territories publicly. Somewhere in a 2011 article, you noted that Canada does not have much significant trade ties with Israel, and is a net exporter of oil and gas itself. So, why do you think the Canadian politicians continue to offer their “unwavering support” to Israel and rationalize its atrocities against the besieged people of Gaza? Why does Canada always lobby to dissuade world countries from voting against Israel in the UN resolutions? In what ways does Canada benefit from backing Israel?
A: Interestingly, it was Allan Rock – the same man who engineered my firing from the University of Ottawa – who, in 2004, under Paul Martin’s Liberal government and as Canada’s Ambassador to the UN, changed Canada’s longstanding position on Israel from abstaining on human rights resolutions for Palestine to being one of the few countries in the World that vote with the US and Israel against UN human rights resolutions for Palestine.
The complete selling of Canada to the US started prior to Martin, notably at the hands of Conservative Prime Minister Brian “free trade” Mulroney who thereby destroyed the Conservative party for more than a decade. Martin continued the job of selling Canada. Paul Martin engineered a takeover of the Liberal Party of Canada from the last Prime Minister Jean Chrétien who was moderately independent, or wanted to appear to be, and Martin proceeded to wreck that party into oblivion, with the help of other Zionists such as Rock and Harvard-based import Michael Ignatieff who also wrote academic arguments to legitimize torture “in an age of terror”, and others. At present, all three major parties [of] Conservative, NDP, and Liberal are led by ultra-Zionists, which is no accident. Harper, in particular, vehemently demonizes Iran, in what can only be understood as a criminally irresponsible call for a war of aggression, in line with a well-known Israeli desire.
The reason that Canada gives unconditional diplomatic support to Israel is the same as with all states aligned with the Empire. There is no choice on that issue because Israel is a major component of the Empire’s World-domination apparatus. The Israel Lobby is existentially committed to keeping things that way. The widespread tolerance and political adoration of the anti-democratic Israel Lobby in the US suggests that it is now not unreasonable to entertain an analysis of the Empire as a US-Israel Empire, as though the elite-bosses that run the global military-finance exploitation enterprise had effectively merged across US-Israel lines.
The other main Western states vie to align themselves in order to be on the receiving side of the Empire’s global exploitation project. This alignment is the most disgusting and vicious enactment of global racism in human history – largely surpassing its immediate predecessor that was the British Empire – that directly targets indigenous populations in the developing and emerging world, whether or not these populations support resistance movements. In this regard, a color-coded world map of diplomatic stance regarding Israel is identical to a world map of the global exploitation by the states aligned with the Empire.
Canada, in particular, is more than aligned. Canada is truly a vassal state of the US, with virtually complete integration in the political, corporate, security, military, cultural, and intelligentsia spheres. It is not uncommon for high-ranking “Canadian” politicos to have been trained at Harvard. The entertainment and sports enterprises are seamlessly the same, except for Quebec to some degree. This deepening integration has been accompanied by a loss of Canadian nationalism, a dramatically increased Israel Lobby presence, a dumbing down of the provincial education systems, an abandonment of natural-resources ownership, a near-total loss of resistance to foreign corporate ownership, frightening mimicry in the cultural, political, statutory, military, police, etc., fields, and so on.
Years ago, as one personal anecdote, I was shocked to find that the airport security in Ottawa, for an internal flight in Canada, was being managed by a US firm, that the security employees were US citizens, spoke with heavy US accents, and did not speak French – Canada is bilingual, and Ottawa is its capital. I was on stolen Canadian soil being processed by US security personnel. That is now the norm. Canadian citizens have a lot of work to do if they want to effectively oppose US and Israeli crimes against humanity.
Of course the local Canadian establishment needs to benefit from Canada being a vassal state of the Empire. So your question of how does Canada benefit is a fair one. The first answer is that Canada is allowed to share in the plunder practiced by the Empire, to a limited and controlled degree. In addition, Canada is given a share of the Empire’s military economy, in terms of military manufacturing contracts, and is temporarily allowed to have a First World standard of living, even though it must permit its natural resources to be plundered.
Also, Canada is a major producer of oil from tar sands that are relatively expensive to exploit. Wars and imposed sanctions in the Middle East increase the price of oil, which serves the Canadian energy sector well, in terms of political benefits. The price of gas is also increased, which inadvertently serves Russia. Thus, Russia must be sanctioned and cut off from the European market. Enter Ukraine, etc. Energy is geopolitics and Canada, as a major energy producer, “chooses” to be on the side of the big guns.
Q: What do the ordinary Canadian citizens, and the young generation of Canadian people think about Israel and its ongoing campaign of carnage and genocide in the besieged Gaza Strip? Do they sympathize with the major Canadian parties, including the Conservatives, Liberals and the NDP in their unwarranted support for Israel?
A: Political participation in Canada is a farce. By statute – thanks to former Liberal Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau – all local political candidates must be approved and certified by the party leader. Therefore, unlike in the UK where local party members can choose their representatives and where parliamentary rule actually means something, there is no representative democracy whatsoever in Canada. It does not take a PhD in political science to understand this. The employment and career of each Member of Parliament depends on obeying party discipline, and the party bosses are selected and positioned by powerful private interests predominantly represented by the Israel Lobby.
Ordinary Canadians, young and old, understand that politics does not include them. Consequently, political participation is low. The smaller the citizen’s possible influence, the less [they] participate, logically. In Canada – like in most places where citizens do not feel overly threatened by their governments or by foreign influences or by war – effective political allegiance is hired directly using widespread partisan employment, by the government, the public institutions, the private corporations, the hired lobbies, and the non-government organizations. In addition, superficial popular acceptance of fake agendas is bought via disguised propaganda projected by the “educational” system, the media, and the hired “experts” from all sectors. This works brilliantly because most professional workers are fully indoctrinated into the system.
Among aware Canadians, however, there is great concern about Israel’s crimes in Gaza. This concern and resulting outrage are significant, as is evident from the massive media and public-relations counter campaigns to legitimize Israel’s war crimes.
Canadian civil society is recognizing and organizing against the Israel genocide that continues to unfold. There has been a significant backlash against the public positions of the leaders of the three major parties, and this backlash has caused the NDP in particular to do some damage-control. A Member of Parliament even resigned from the NDP over the issue, which is a first in Canada. Furthermore, in reporting the carnage in Gaza, the mainstream media was feeling the pressure to not completely follow the most absurd dictates of the Israel Lobby regarding media strategy.
The recent public demonstrations in support of Gaza, held in every major Canadian city, were massive, by Canadian standards. The pro-Palestine demonstrations that I attended in Ottawa had hundreds and thousands of participants and were among the largest that I have ever witnessed. More importantly, the demonstrators were from across Canadian society and were profoundly moved and committed, more than I have ever seen for any broad Canadian foreign policy matter. Consequently, the mainstream media was forced to report these demonstrations in a somewhat balanced fashion, under the threat of losing credibility.
Thus, there is a significant enough gap, between the extreme Zionism of the political party leaders and public opinion on Gaza, that it is possible that there could be a large and lasting popular backlash that would change the public political discourse and force the Lobby to be less overt. I more than hope that this backlash will be of formidable magnitude and that it will occur at an accelerated pace, in order to create and recover the dignity of Canadians, to bring Canadians into the World, and to bring maximum support to the Palestinian resistance.
Q: During its more than 50 days of incursion into the Gaza Strip, Israel continually bombed the civilian areas, hospitals, mosques and schools. The deliberate targeting of the civilians is a crime under international law. Why is Israel persistent on violating international law while its leaders know what they’re doing is not humane and defendable? Is it because Israel has been enjoying immunity from accountability thanks to the public diplomatic, political and financial support it receives from the United States?
A: It is criminally and morally disgusting that Israel continued to bomb Gaza during the negotiations for the agreement that led to a halt to further Israeli attacks for an “unlimited period”. It is utterly disgusting that Israel murdered the wife and a daughter and a son of the Hamas military commander Mohammed Deif during negotiations. Israel continued to murder Hamas opponents during negotiations. This is abominable. It is difficult to comprehend this degree of disregard by Israel for basic human decency, not to mention international law. This tells us that Israel never negotiated in good faith, and that the “negotiated” agreement cannot possibly represent any measure of interim justice.
The Palestinian resistance in Gaza is awe-inspiring, having killed some 70 invading soldiers that were part of one of the most technologically advanced militaries in the World, and Gazans having sustained unspeakable civilian death, displacement, and destruction. However, Israel is in fact mainly contained by the global political and popular reactions to its crimes. The US cannot afford to convince the World that it is a genocidal-maniac nation, whether it is or not. This would seriously impair the Empire, domestically, with allies, and in its arenas of exploitation.
This is why the Empire funds and supports Israel for the constant bloodletting in the Middle East, and covertly trains and funds proxy thugs wherever it cannot sell a direct intervention, such as in Syria. Make no mistake, the US runs a global empire, with over 1,000 military bases spread in every corner of the globe, but it cannot be perceived in Western circles as an outright purveyor of ruthless and unlimited terror. Just don’t ask Latin Americans what they know from lived experience.
In this regard, a reality that protects the world from US-Israeli ravages is the fact that, more and more, there are Muslim, Latin American, etc., populations in the US and in the aligned countries, such as the Muslim citizens of the UK, and the Latin Americans in the US. This, in turn, explains the growing government fixations on preventing immigration and systemically targeting profiled refugees for deportation. It also explains the police-state occupation and incarceration in the US of the Black and Hispanic less-integrated social classes.
Basically, all the survival, self-defense, and liberation struggles against and from-within the Empire share a common oppressor. These struggles can greatly benefit from Western middle class allies, and from Western middle class indignation. The elite management class has connections to the professional class, which is largely from the middle class, and so on. In this way, “public opinion”, beyond simply most members of the public having some superficial opinion, can pressure towards rejecting the most egregious abuses of the Empire.
Q: In response to Israel’s deadly military operation against the Gaza Strip, the United States simply said that Israel has a right to defend itself, and a right to exist. Are these rights, including a right to exist, contingent upon the destruction of the entire civilian infrastructure in a coastal territory that has been under siege for some 7 years, and the blowing up of its unarmed citizens? Do the US politicians really think this way or are pretending that they’re not aware of the realities of Gaza on the ground?
A: The “right to exist” and “right to defend itself” postures of Israel are ridiculous sophistries that a child can recognize as such. Israelis have a right to not be displaced arbitrarily without a just process. That process must weigh all the facts related to Israel’s long-term genocidal policies and actions of population cleansing and annexing of territory. It must also respect international law, and respect unrescinded UN resolutions. And, it cannot reward continued violations by Israel of the said UN resolutions regarding territorial lines.
The Israeli spin concocted to justify Israel’s gruesome crimes of war is so insulting to the intellect that in itself it could be considered a crime, a crime of language, if it made any sense to have such a category of crimes. Indeed, if it were advisable to condone the development of a criminal law for “hate speech”, then Israel’s spin, uttered in the context of its massacres in Gaza, should certainly qualify as “hate speech”.
As usual, Israel turns everything on its head. The Israel Lobby seeks “hate speech” laws to be enacted in all the aligned states, to prevent criticism of Israel, as being “anti-Semitic” speech of course. This explicitly exists in France, and persists in Canada, where one elderly Canadian citizen was sent to jail in Germany for years for printed publications denying “the” holocaust. Here, the Lobby finds allies in well-meaning middle-class advocates of purified language who wrongly and self-servingly believe that racism can and should be reduced by strict language and social behaviour codes.
If it were serious about discussing rights, Israel would admit the Palestinian rights of return and of self-determination. It would respect the right to life and liberty enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It would respect the Geneva Conventions on military occupation. It would release all of its Palestinian prisoners. It would stop using its mass-killing machine against civilians, and so on. After that, it would also agree to be judged independently in making substantial reparations to all Palestinians, especially those occupied and the refugees.
Q: The United Nations has just appointed a fact-finding committee to probe into Israel’s possible war crimes during its recent military operation against the Gaza Strip. Do you see the political will and determination in the United Nations to really hold Israel accountable and investigate its criminal conduct in an impartial and fair way?
A: We’ll see. The more interesting question is whether citizens will provide a significant backlash if the commissioners do not properly do what must be done. And, will Israel and the Empire succeed in derailing this UN commission of inquiry into Israel’s war crimes?
Will this commission allow the UN to salvage some credibility? Will the Lobby succeed in its personal attacks against the commission’s chairman? Will anything significant on the ground come from the legalistic exercise?
Nothing significant has come from the UN in the past. This Gaza massacre was as criminal and as evil as the previous one. The only evolution has been the development of the remarkable Gazan military resistance, from killing three invading soldiers in the previous land incursion, to some 70 Israeli soldiers this time. We can only hope that this progression will continue, enough to deter Israel.
Q: What do you think is the reason for Israel’s obduracy in keeping the blockade of Gaza Strip in place and its continued refusal to lift it? Is the siege going to serve certain purposes, such as the demonization of Hamas and turning the residents of Gaza against it?
A: Israel’s program is to eradicate or neutralize all Palestinians who make claim to a home in Palestine. This is exactly what Israel has been doing since before its artificial creation. Israel’s program is planned incremental dispossession and an ongoing attempted genocide. This has been repeatedly and explicitly expressed by the Zionist architects and executioners.
Over 300 Nazi Holocaust survivors and their descendants recently signed an open letter, published as an advertisement in the New York Times, calling what Israel is doing what it is, genocide. Israel’s attempted genocide of Palestinians is also expressly cheered-on by many Israeli citizens and by members of the Zionist diaspora of all religions.
Therefore, the Israeli apartheid is not meant as a sustained apartheid. It is an increment in the attempted genocide that accompanies the racist pillaging of land and resources. The massacres in Gaza and the collective punishments against Gazans can be understood only in this context.
As such, Israel will continue the gruesome intimidations of all sorts, which are Israel’s history, and which are intended to cause Palestinians to flee from Palestine. Israel wants Gaza. And, Israel wants all Palestinians out of the greater Israel that it is creating.
The US accepts Israel’s crimes against Palestinians because the US “accepts” Israel’s conviction that this is necessary for Israel’s “security”. The US acceptance of the Zionist genocide is part of the negotiated understanding between the Empire and Israel. The US propaganda about seeking restraint is purely deflection and risk management for the Empire.
Furthermore, Israel knows that a real impediment to its greater design, its final solution, is Palestinian armed resistance, presently limited to Gaza. Israel, therefore, has an illegitimate military objective to strangle the armed resistance and to murder its leaders and closest enablers, and the Zionists willfully disregard international law to pursue this aim. It is a classic dirty war of extermination of popular armed resistance. If Israel cannot kill the armed resistance, then it plans to expel and kill the population that supports the resistance. In any case, it wants Gaza.
Within this criminal mentality, there is no way that Israel will voluntarily relax the blockade. The fight to dissolve the blockade, and even just to have Israel respect the general language of the ceasefire agreement to ease restrictions at the Gaza border crossings, will be continuous and arduous.
This is what Israel does. It strangles Palestinians. Only real pressures can slow Israel and, one day soon, turn it around. Things can happen. Populations can enforce democratic rule. Leaders can side with popular movements. Anything is possible when resisters everywhere become committed and determined. It happened in the recent past with liberation struggles everywhere when the British Empire was forced to retract, and with civil rights and democratized institutions in the 1960s. It’s happening in Latin America now. It’s happening on the streets. It can happen again and everywhere.
This interview was originally published on Fars News Agency.
By Trevor LaBonte
The claim is actually too transparent and silly to even take seriously enough to analyze. ISIS is nothing other than the brainchild of the illegitimate Israeli regime, with all the weapons and funding to prove it. Nice try, Zionists, but it will only get you taken to the woodshed yet again.
Before I start to dissect this topic, I would like to provide some background information to set the stage.
It is a well-documented fact that zionist mega-conglomerates control and filter the “news,” using the TV-set and the newspaper are a means to project their false version of reality, mass-brainwashing the people of the world, shaping public opinion to whatever the zionist bankers and their minions want it to be.
Once upon a time, they used their Weapons of Mass Deception to sucker the United States into BOTH World War I and World War II, two wars which were deliberately and meticulously engineered by the international Jewish organized crime syndicate, through groups like the “Federal Reserve,” the World Jewish Congress, the Zionist Federation, The American Zionist Council, and other groups who all work together assiduously to further the aims of jewish word domination, aka the ancient dream of Judaism.
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The zionist media infamously spread atrocity hoax propaganda about Germany, tricking the public into hating German people until people were whipped into a frenzy to exterminate the Germans.
But for over 40 years, they have been spreading lies and utilizing similar techniques and demonizing a different group of people: Muslims. Here, I would like to direct the readers to a fascinating and prophetic essay by Ernst Zundel, who noticed Muslims were evermore becoming the target of unjust Jewish mass-media mass-demonization. He observed that what had been done to the Germans by the media was now being done to Muslims. He took note way back in the 70s that the public already back then was being programmed to hate Muslims, in preparation for a third world war, a war against Islam.
In order for this war to take place, the name of Islam needed be blackened by every means possible. Islam and Christianity both originally emerged as ethical alternatives to the racism, criminality, and moral relativism which define and pervade throughout Judaism, which views gentiles as subhuman to Jews, and as such, not worthy of any rights to own things or be free from tyranny.
Unfortunately, in the case of Christianity, this religion’s fundamental rejection of Judaism has been overshadowed by the poisonous false religion of “Christian Zionism,” which hypnotizes its followers into, above all, blindly accepting a flamingly racist “Jewish State” which treats Palestinians worse than animals in occupied Palestine. These unwitting “Christian Zionists” are fooled into embracing Judaism, even though modern Judaism is steeped in a deep, vitriolic hatred of Jesus. Christian Zionists are told that “Jesus was a Jew,” but if one looks into the Talmudic writings (which all vilify Jesus,) it becomes painfully obvious that Jesus is regarded as “the greatest anti-Semite of all time” in the Jewish religion, and was definitely not a Jew.
How could anybody hate Jesus that much? Well, what they hate is Jesus’ opposition to the moral relativism of Judaism, which is used to justify Jewish atrocities against the unlucky un-chosen. Christian or universal ethics had to be subverted for the interests of Jewish world hegemony, and the Rothschilds slapped together the two opposite poles of Judaism and Christianity in the same book, even though they are utterly antithetical to one another. The Oxford Press, owned by the Rothschilds, published the Scofield Reference Bible, and 100 years later, we have doe-eyed, brainwashed masses falling all over themselves to worship the “Jewish State.” These dupes are never taught about Jesus’ life-ending conflict with the Jews which led to his trial and conviction for “heresy.”
In the case of Islam, the problem is slightly more complex for Jewish power to handle. Unlike the New Testament, the Holy Qur’an is in its original form, and is incorruptible since it does not need to be translated. There are other hadiths (books), some of which are corrupted by Judaism, such as Wahhabism and Salafism, and al Wahhab himself was a crypto-jew, but some other sects of Islam are difficult or impossible to tamper with. For the globalist Jews, the only option is to destroy this spiritual resistance force which has emerged as the greatest threat to Jewish power.
What the elite Jews have chosen to do is create groups like ISIS, ISIL, al Nusra, and other zionist proxy forces to project a false image of Islam to the more gullible people in this world. The mainstream media bombards our parents and our friends with images of medieval brutality, rapes, beheadings, etc, all done “in the name of Islam.” But these are not committed by real followers of the Islamic faith, which in reality strictly forbids harming others except in the case of self-defense, and also forbids its followers from using coercion to gain religious converts.
These various “Islamist” groups have been repeatedly exposed for years for being armed, trained, and paid by the Mossad/CIA. Their mission is to destabilize and balkanize the region for Israel’s benefit, since from the beginning, the goal of Zionism was to “re-establish” Israel’s notoriously fictitious “Biblical borders,” which encompass a vast swath of land from the Nile to the Tigris/Euphrates Rivers, and area four times the size of Texas.
On the one hand, this is derisively branded as “conspiracy theory,” and on the other, it is simply confirmed as fact, provided the researcher is objective. It doesn’t even qualify as a conspiracy, because it is all done right out in the open, with countries such as the US, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar, and other corrupt Arab collaborators in an open alliance with the “Islamists,” providing weapons and support. The “Islamists” are on the Zionists’ direct payroll, and they always seem to have no shortage of weapons and vehicles to use in their ghoulish atrocities.
Recently, Press TV released a documentary which explains from where these “Islamist” mercenaries originate. Saudi Arabia has been making secret deals with other nations to purchase convicted murderers and rapists, allowing them to avoid their prison sentences in exchange for being recruited into these shadowy forces which just so happen to fight against all of Israel’s enemies, and even go so far as to declare that they will not attack Israel, preferring instead to target mostly Muslims. That’s right, these forces claim to be Muslims, and they are in reality just a bunch of convicted murderers and rapists who kill whomever is deemed to be standing in the way of Israel’s plan to redraw the map of the Middle East and designate everything from the Nile to the Euphrates as Jewish-only colonies.
Images of the vomit-inducing crimes of these Mossad/CIA-led fake Islamists are piped into to homes of typical ignorant people, in full living color, and presented as evidence that Islam must be destroyed. The truth is never told, and billions of people are deceived, and Islamophobia continues to approach fever pitch, even though the true religion of the orchestrators of this cacophonous symphony of evil and malevolence toward mankind is Judaism, not Islam.
Now factor in that there is a sudden preponderance of media pundits and political leaders allied with global Zionism, who insist that ISIS and Hamas, the party that was democratically elected to prevent further land-confiscation by Israel in Gaza, as the same thing. This deceptive zionist propaganda simply must be torn to shreds.
First of all, Hamas is not trying to steal land and announce a new caliphate. It is trying to do what it was elected by Gaza to do, which is to preserve what little is left of Palestine after the Israelis stole over 92% of Palestine, starting the theft and occupation about 100 years ago. The people of Gaza support Hamas, whereas Israel provides direct support to ISIS. ISIS is an Israeli agent, not an Islamic agent. As usual, the zionists are caught in their own rhetorical web of lies, for the whole world to see.
The fact that is never stated amid all the clamor that “Israel has the right to defend itself” is that Israel is an invader, and 100% of Israel is situated on illegally occupied Palestinian land. What this means is that all talk of Israel “defending itself” is totally nonsensical, the same as if someone broke into someone else’s home and said it was now his. The only thing “Israel” has the right to do is, as Helen Thomas put it so succinctly, is to “get the hell out of Palestine.”
VIEW VIDEO HERE
The zionist media’s aims are clear, to condition people to conflate Islam with the crimes against humanity being committed by the Zionists’s own mercenary force comprised of ex-cons who are actually on the Mossad-CIA payroll. It is an extremely dirty trick of the kind to which we have grown accustomed, from the false-flag masters of deception, Israel, whose Mossad’s motto is, “By way of deception, thou shalt do war.”
Only in a world full of brainwashed people who are oblivious to the kinds of things that are taking place will this work. People are taught by society’s master programmers to be self-centered, materialistic sheep who have no time or energy to look more deeply.
You would think that after being caught deceiving people so many times, that these zionist black propagandists would tone it down a bit, and perhaps go for smaller, more believable lies. But this common-sense-based approach doesn’t not apply to delusional narcissists who live inside their own fantasy world where they are Gods and we are their livestock. They have no idea when to pump the brakes before their whole Zionist project comes to a calamitous end. They are still out in full force, posing as “evil Muslims.”
Here are some Israeli jews posing as Islamists and trying to make the world terrified of Muslims until they beg Israel and its attack dog, the US, to wage total war against the Muslim world.
VIEW VIDEO HERE
Here’s “al Baghdadi,” the leader of ISIS, being exposed as a Mossad agent jew named Shimaun Elliott.
These “Islamists” completely ignore the teachings of Islam, but prefer instead to serve the Israeli agenda.
Luckily, we are now living in an age when anybody with internet access and an analytical mind can just put “ISIS+Mossad,” or “Israel+Saudi alliance” into a search bar and completely blow the lid off of the the MSM’s lies, and we indeed are witnessing a global awakening to the plot for Zionist world domination.
Remarkably, 16 US intelligence agencies have published a new 82 page paper which admits that Israel will not exist in 10 years because so many people are awake to the illegitimacy of the Jewish state which has become so synonymous with terrorism. The paper even admits that many credible scholars and researchers place culpability for the 9/11 attacks on Israel.
Hamas, have scored its recent victory against the 51-day genocidal Israeli onslaught known as “Operation Protective Edge,” will continue to fight against Israel’s occupation, and ISIS, Israel’ own creation, will continue to fight against Israel’s many enemies, and there is no basis for comparison between the two.
At present, the manufactured ISIS conflict is being used as a back door for a NATO war on Syria, which recently defeated yet another cunning zionist plot to remove its leader, President Bashar al Assad. This is an all or nothing game for the Zionists, who will have to be watched very closely as their criminal enterprise/experiment in Jewish self-rule is backed into a corner and contained before its ultimate demise.
Trevor LaBonte is a political activist and a successful Jazz artist.
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West responsible for Gaza killings: Analyst
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Interview with Ken O’Keefe
Press TV has conducted an interview with Ken O’Keefe, former US marine from London, about the significance of International Quds Day as Israel continues the war on Palestinians in Gaza.
What follows is an approximate transcription of the interview.
Press TV: Mr. O’Keefe, my first question goes to you. We’ve seen the International Quds Day protests grow each year and this year there is the expectation that the protests will be even bigger, and more charged due to the Israeli war on Gaza.
What is it about Palestine that unites Muslims of all denominations, and people of all faiths in your opinion?
O’Keefe: Well really Palestine hits at the heart of all injustice. Every people who have experienced injustice have to understand deep down in their heart that the Palestinians have been for many decades now persecuted to the point that they are treated as sub humans, that they have been bombed with white phosphorous.
We see entire families being wiped out and one fells swoop from rockets that are sent into the Samouni family, homes and now we have a whole host of new families who are being destroyed and all of this is based on a Jewish supremacist Zionist ideology that effectively really makes the Palestinians nothing but dogs, less than dogs.
So every person on this planet who has ever felt the sting of injustice can relay on an intimate level with the Palestinian people and ultimately this is why the Palestinian cause is everybody’s cause.
Press TV: Mr. O’Keefe, an exploited population or an oppressed population?
O’Keefe: The psychology behind the kind of comments that a seemingly intelligent person like this gentleman in Washington D.C. makes is an indictment of humanity for having lost all of its humanity quite frankly that people can get up and pretend as if the victim is in fact the criminal and that the true criminal is indeed a victim is really beyond the pale.
We have reached the point now where these puppets who get up and state such upside down nonsense really will have no place in a sane society that humanity must create in order for us to avert a Third World War and ultimately a potential nuclear annihilation.
The facts are the facts and the fact is that the Palestinian people have been treated as sub humans since before 1948 and the formation of the so-called Jewish … [entity] of Israel. The Jewish … [entity] of Israel was formed on the back of wiping hundreds of Palestinian villages off the map. The people of Palestine including family members in my own family were thrown out of that country or of course they could have stayed and died if they chose to do that.
The fact is that everything stems from the original crime and the Palestinians have every right to resist whether it be with homemade rockets which are unguided basically glorified fireworks or by any other means necessary. Every single human being on this planet has the right to defend themselves and we also know at this point that Netanyahu, Shin Bet and the Israeli leadership pretended as if they did not know that these three Israeli boys were dead already just so that they could whip up the kind of hysteria to support the madness and the bloodletting which continues again.
It is Gaza 2008-2009 Cast Lead 2.0 and this is what the Israelis do. Come up with excuses to exterminate and kill Palestinians and really what we need to do in the West is take stock in the fact that our treasonous governments are kowtowing to Israel, providing them weapons which are being used to murder Palestinians everyday so we in the West are responsible for the murder that is happening in Gaza right now.
American citizens and British citizens in particular are guilty of mass murder for their complicity and their taxpaying endeavors which result in the murdering of Palestinians.
Press TV: Mr. O’Keefe, I’d like you to respond to this and bearing in mind that Mr. Peterson [the other guest of the program] used the word “provocation” coming from Hamas and that is what has caused Israel to react the way it is.
But let’s not forget whenever you Google Israel you get “evictions”, “mass evictions of Palestinians”, “illegal settlement constructions”, “settler violence against Palestinians”, “construction of an illegal separation wall”, “the suppression of the peaceful protests in Nil’in and Bil’in.
O’Keefe: Of all the things I said he brought up one point. He ignored the fact that Israel was founded on the back of wiping hundreds of Palestinian villages off the map, that ethnic cleansing took place there. He has ignored the fact that the Palestinians have been treated as sub humans for many decades now. He has ignored the fact that basically he is giving the same rights of self defense to the aggressor.
The aggressor when he invades and steals a nation does not have the right of self defense. Those that are being violated, those whose land is being stolen, those whose families were being murdered, they have the right of self defense.
It is not self defense when you have the fourth largest military in the world with high tech weaponry of the highest order, when you have a military that has total air superiority. There is no air defense, there is no air force, there is no navy, there is no army to speak of that is not self defense.
And how many rockets have killed people in Israel? It is hardly more than a handful and ultimately this is the only thing they have to fight back with. If they did have weapons to fight back with I can tell you the cowardly Israeli nation would never stand a chance in the face of an equally armed Palestinian resistance because they would destroy Israel in a heartbeat if there was a fair fight but there is no fair fight.
It is like shooting fish in a barrel basically and you talk about entire families that have been wiped out. The Samouni family lost 29 members in one go. Another family lost 25 members in one go. You are talking of a child as young as nine months, three pregnant women in one home so that Israel could target one individual.
It is a disgusting criminal … [entity] Israel. It is involved in organ trafficking, blood diamonds, sex slavery, weapons trading, passing on nuclear secrets, you name it. It is the ultimate criminal … [entity] and it is treating the Palestinians for many decades now as less than dogs.
These are the facts and nothing will change these facts no matter how many prostitutes get on the television and spout their talking points handed directly to them from the UK, US governments and other mainstream media which are nothing more than warmongers pretending to be truth tellers.
Press TV: Let’s just look ahead then and bring up the question that everybody is asking right now. Mr. O’Keefe, I put this to you first.
Now there are many including those in the Palestinian leadership and the Israeli leadership who say that Israel has killed off any chances of a so-called two state solution. What are the options left to us now? The Leader of the Islamic Revolution of Iran has said that bring back the Palestinians in Diaspora and hold a referendum, see what they want.
O’Keefe: Well I am really happy that you brought this up because we cannot ignore the connection to the unity government that was being formed and ultimately the bringing together of the different factions within Palestine.
Within one month of that happening we have this concocted fabricated fraud that was perpetrated by Netanyahu, Shin Bet and the Israeli media. Ultimately they were fully aware of the likelihood of those three young Israeli boys being dead and they fostered this idea of bring the boys home in order to whip up this sympathy on an international scope not just domestically.
All of this was in line with MOSSAD’s motto which is “By way of deception, thou shalt do war”. It is almost so blatantly obvious that when we look at gentlemen like the gentleman in Washington D.C. or other such mouthpieces who pretend as if this is somehow a sort of battle between two different factions and an equal one with equal crimes committed on both sides, what we really see is that humanity once again has lost its humanity and that we as citizens in Western nations are guilty.
We are criminally guilty for complicit activity involving the destruction of Palestine, be it our taxes being used to give Israel to the tune of over 3 billion dollars a year never mind the weapons that are given to them as well.
MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014 AT 1:21PM
By Gilad Atzmon
In his speech to the nation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged yesterday that the war on Gaza is a battle for the existence of the Jewish State. Netanyahu is correct. And Israel cannot win this battle; it cannot even define what a victory might entail. Surely the battle is not about the tunnels or the militants’ underground operation, the tunnels are just weapons of resistance rather than the resistance itself. The Hamas and Gaza militants lured Israel into a battle zone in which it could never succeed and Hamas set the conditions, chose the ground and has written the terms required to conclude this cycle of violence.
For ten days Netanyahu did all he could to prevent an IDF ground operation. He was facing the reality that Israel lacks a military answer to Palestinian resistance. Netanyahu knew that a defeat on the ground would eradicate the little that remains of IDF’s power of deterrence.
Five days ago, Israel, at least in the eyes of its supporters, held the upper ground. It saw it citizens subject to an endless barrage of rockets, yet it showed relative restraint, killing Palestinian civilians only from afar, which served to convey an imaginary image of strength. But that has changed rapidly since Israel launched its ground operation. Israel is now, once again, involved in colossal war crimes against a civilian population and worse, at least strategically, its elite infantry commandos are being eradicated in a face-to-face street battle in Gaza. In spite of clear Israeli technological superiority and firepower, the Palestinian militants are winning the battle on the ground and they have even managed to move the battle to Israeli territory. In addition, the barrage of rockets on Tel Aviv doesn’t seem to stop.
IDF’s defeat in Gaza leaves the Jewish State with no hope. The moral is simple. If you insist on living on someone else’s land, military might is an essential ingredient to discourage the dispossessed from acting to reclaim their rights. The level of IDF casualties and the number of bodies of Israeli elite soldiers returning home in coffins send a clear message to both Israelis and Palestinians. Israeli military superiority belongs to the past. There is no future for the Jews-only-State in Palestine; they may have to try somewhere else.
[EDITOR’S NOTE: NGO’s around the world tend to be front organizations from the get go or else orgs arising from honest beginnings that were later infiltrated by Zionists and taken over in order to confuse and misdirect the energies of the masses who are truly interested in a world of peace and harmony where no one group (tribe) or organization has any more power than the people themselves. Thanks to former Jewish tribal members like Gilad Atzmon, who has successfully shifted his consciousness up and away from the ghetto consciousness of those who are transfixed by the Zionist ideology, we see how liberating one’s mind and spirit from the confines of the Talmudic matrix-trap can be advantageous to all of humanity in that now he can view the machinations of the Zionist zealots from a perspective that truly makes sense and pass along his viewpoint to all of humanity.]
Watch Human Rights Watch – A Tribute to Prof Richard Falk
By Gilad Atzmon
Saturday, December 22, 2012
This week we learned that Human Rights Watch (HRW) has expelled from its ranks top U.N. official Professor Richard Falk.
The juicy details have been kindly supplied by Israeli Hasbara outlet UN Watch blog.“We commend Human Rights Watch and its director Kenneth Roth for doing the right thing, and finally removing this enemy of human rights from their important organization,” said Hillel Neuer, a rabid Israeli supporter as well as Executive Director of UN Watch. “A man who supports the Hamas terrorist organization, and who was just condemned by the British Foreign Office for his cover endorsement of a virulently antisemitic book, has no place in an organization dedicated to human rights,”
Hasbara stooge that he is, Neuer, using every Zionist trick in the book, misinforms and misleads his readers. First of all, Hamas is not a ‘terrorist organisation’, it is a democratically elected government and the book to which Neuer refers is obviously mine – ‘The Wandering Who’ – which, was endorsed by Richard Falk and some of the most important humanists and scholars of our time– a book which has been a best-seller for six months in both Britain and the USA, has been translated into 10 languages and is available in seven editions in countries that all strictly legislate against any form of racial incitement as well Holocaust denial. The fact is that the Zionists and their ‘Progressive’ twins will have to accept that The Wandering Who is, after all, strictly kosher.
So, Professor Falk did indeed endorse my book and, like all my other endorsers, did not cave into pressure. This should indeed concern all Zionists and their agents.
“A transformative story told with unflinching integrity that all (especially Jews) who care about real peace, as well as their own identity, should not only read, but reflect upon and discuss widely.” Professor Richard Falk on The Wandering Who
But the problem is not the tribally oriented UN Watch and its Zionist Executive Director. After all, they only do what we expect Zionists to do – lie, harass, abuse, and, if necessary, fabricate evidence. No, far more interesting is the behaviour of the allegedly ‘progressive’ ‘Human Rights Watch’ and its director Kenneth Roth.
On the face of it, HRW is an independent, Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) ‘dedicated to defending and protecting human rights’. But it takes no more than a few seconds of research to find out that the primary donor of the HRW is liberal-Zionist George Soros and his Open Society Foundation – the same Soros and ‘Open’ society that supports most Palestinian NGOs including BDS which may perhaps explain why the BDS in Ramallah was so eager to compromise on that most precious Palestinian right i.e. The Right of Return. Nor will it surprise you to learn that the same Soros funded HRW has been dedicated to the ‘exposing’ of Hamas’ failures on human rights issues? Is this not what you would expect from a liberal Zionist spin meister?
In my new satirical work, A Glossary of Zionist Power which I am now completing, I include entries for Soros and his Open Society. In the book, Soros is a ‘Jew who supports a lot of good causes that are also very good for the Jews’ and The Open Society Foundation ‘is dedicated to the transformation of deprived people into Guardian readers’. Surely I will now have to add an entry for the HRW and Roth. Both are nothing short of ‘Zionist fig-leaves’ and, like all Jewish progressive outlets that are dedicated to Jewish tribal and ethno centric campaigning, HRW is there to monitor, control and even stifle any criticism of Israel if it should ever get too close to the bone, i.e. touching on the Jewish character of the Jewish state,
Prof’ Falk had little chance of surviving within such a tribal milieu and the reason is pretty simple. Unlike Zionist Neuer, Liberal Zionist Soros, and ‘Anti-Zionist Zionist’ Roth, Professor Falk actually represents the ultimate success of the Zionist project. Early Zionism promised to transform the Jews into ‘people like all other people’. Zionism vowed to bring to life a Jew who transcends the tribal, a Jew who thinks universally and ethically. Early Zionists also believed that such a transformation could be achieved only in Palestine. Of course, they were wrong but no one can ignore the fact that the greatest and most prolific Jewish universalists are actually Israelis (Professor Yishayahu Leibovitch, Professor Israel Shahak, Nurit & Miko Peled, Gideon Levy, Amira Hass, Uri Avneri, Ilan Pappe, Israel Shamir and many, many more). But Professor Falk and a few others have managed to achieve a similar goal in the Diaspora. Those Jews whom we most admire and whose integrity we most trust such as Professor Norton Mezvinsky, Professor Norman Finkelstein, Professor Falk – all have something in common – they do not operate within Jews-only political cells. Unlike JVP, IJAN, HRW and Mondweiss, all of whom are dedicated primarily to promoting Jewish interests, they are dedicated to universal values.
So I argue that Professor Falk provides us with a glimpse into the possibility of true Jewish emancipation – the capacity to break out of the mental, intellectual and non-ethical ghetto. Moreover, this latest tale of HRW’s Herem (Kosher expulsion) of one of the greatest humanists of our generation is actually an educational event.
For many years, many of us saw Zionism and Israel as the mother and father of contemporary evil, but now, many of us have come to realise that Jewish progressive politics is every bit as sinister but, unlike Zionism that is only tainted with deception, the Jewish progressive discourse is inherently dishonest – it speaks universal but it thinks tribal.
While our disagreements with Israel and Zionism are clear, the Modus operandi adopted by AZZs and their relentless attempt to dominate the progressive discourse while, at the same time, stifling freedom of expression leaves more and more humanists suspicious of any form of Jewish politics – be it right, left or centre.
I like to think that my Wandering Who was the first attempt to discuss these issues openly. I wrote it because I, too, am a wanderer who decided, instead of dwelling on someone else’s land, to leave my homeland. Perhaps Professor Falk endorsed my work, because, like myself, he too is a wanderer. He self-reflects, examining his identity and his notion of justice from a transcendental point of view. Like myself, he is an artist, a poet, a man who searches, against all the odds, for beauty, peace and truth. On the other hand, George Soros’ Open Society Foundation contributed $100 million to HRW just to silence ethically and aesthetically driven souls such as Professor Falk and others.
[Editor’s Note: The following letter to Ms. Cohen is in response to her article of May 19th, 2009 in the National Post. (Please see bottom of this page for the url and the story.)
It’s a good start both for her and for the Zionist-controlled National Post. While there’s no good reason to be hopeful that either of them are serious about initiating any form of open debate on either Zionism or the domestic and foreign policies of the state of Israel, Ms. Cohen’s critique of the Canadian Jewish Congress and B’nai Brith Canada does cut to the quick and on the surface at least exposes the growing dichotomy that appears to exist between these pro-Zionist lobbyists and the remainder of Canada’s Jewish population. For whatever reasons Jews like Ms. Cohen are speaking out finally and stating their dissatisfaction with the manner in which these pressure groups attempt to speak for all Jews while at the same time they use their inordinate and powerful influence to censor the rest of Canadians whose views they deem inimical to their own interests.
Ms. Cohen’s revelations regarding the Harper government’s blatant patronage toward orgs like the CJC are also quite revealing, especially I would imagine, for the majority of grassroots Conservative supporters who voted unanimously back in 2008 to rid this country of Section 13(1) of the CHR Act and strip the CHR Commission of its powers to censor free speech and the Internet.]
May 21, 2009
Dear Ms. Cohen,
I’m sure that by now you are sufficiently swamped with a backlog of responses to your challenging and impenitent critique of Canada’s foremost players in the censorship game but nonetheless I must add my comments as well.
As one non-Jewish Canadian who is being directly impacted by B’nai Brith Canada due to a Sec. 13(1) complaint launched against myself and my website http://www.radicalpress.com by this foreign lobbyist group, see http://www.radicalpress.com/?p=821 CHRC Complaint Against RadicalPress.com from Harvey Smarba and B’nai Brith Canada, November 20, 2007, I can honestly say that your concerns about their methods of addressing issues of “hate” and “anti-Semitism,” etc. are both welcome and sorely needed.
For the most part I can only concur with your assessment of CJC and BBC although I would call you on one point in your article where you tend to tow the same party line as these Zionist lobbyists, that being your misunderstanding of Hamas.
Why Laura, given your purported awareness of current affairs, would you use the term “stealth normalization” to describe what very simply and honestly should be called the “open recognition” of the fact that Hamas is/was the democratically and duly elected government of the Palestinian people of Gaza?
Seeing as how internationally it is an historically recognized fact; one unfortunately which the governments of Israel, the USA, (and, deplorably) Canada have failed to come to terms with for blatant political reasons and have thus deigned to foster the erroneous deception that somehow Hamas is either of the two misconceptions which you have suggested in your article, I would think that you would acknowledge this reality and not add to the misconceptions already introduced into Canadian jurisprudence by the very forces you are attempting to correct in your fine article.
With respect though Laura to your comment about the CJC’s windfall donation from Canadian taxpayers of a hundred grand to use for increased security, given the almost identical physical surroundings which one will find upon attempting to breach the ramparts of the offices of the Canadian Human Rights Commission or the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in Ottawa, one can easily extrapolate from such practises that both these quasi-judicial organizations are of the very same mindset which permeates that of the CJC and B’nai Brith Canada.
What that indicates to me, as a person now struggling full time with this “hate crimes” dragon of deception, is that these “undemocratically elected advocacy organizations” which you so aptly identify, have infiltrated Canada’s highest levels of government bureaucracy and are having an extremely negative effect upon the nation’s fundamental laws, affecting both our domestic and our foreign policies, which are bringing not only Canadian Jews but Canada itself into international disrepute and ignominy.
Since I am now embroiled in a “hate crimes” complaint involving Harvey Smarba and Anita Bromberg of the League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada I have spent time teleconferencing with these people over the past couple of months in an attempt by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to establish the groundwork needed to proceed with a Tribunal “Hearing” concerning charges that I and my website http://www.radicalpress.com have been spreading “hatred toward Jews and/or citizens of Israel.”
All of this waste of government/taxpayer money, plus the direct threats made toward my person by these sycophantic governmental HRCs for gross sums of money to compensate these groups for their supposed “hurt feelings,” is due to what you’ve highlighted here about Jewish lobbyists such as B’nai Brith Canada and the CJC failing to get a grip on present-day realities and relinquishing their outmoded, draconian, “embarrassing, failed policies,” and returning to what you call “the Jewish tradition of spirited debate.”
In this regard I would be most interested in knowing just how many thousands of dollars Mr. Harper has given to this pro-Zionist, pro-Israeli group so that it can carry on harassing and subjecting honest, free speech advocates such as myself, to the infamous, illegal repercussions of Section 13(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act. Rather than additional physical defenses Mr. Harper’s generous donation to this beleaguered foreign lobby group (assuming they had their fingers in the pie) will likely go toward offsetting Anita Bromberg’s legal costs to her B’nai Brith lawyer Mr. Marvin Kurz who is leading the charge to destroy not only my reputation but also my livelihood and that of my family as well.
Your final plea to these two foreign lobbyists for some type of sanity and reason is laudable and most likely appreciated by many gent(i)le Canadians who perceive these two groups in precisely the same manner in which you do.
While you’ve failed to share with your readers exactly what the real “true threats facing Jews” are (which I would hope you will do in a subsequent article) you’ve definitely pinpointed the fundamental problem now plaguing not only the non-Jewish majority of Canadians i.e. Canada’s “hate crimes” legislation embedded in Section 13(1) of the CHR Act, but also the Jewish community as a whole who don’t buy into these “bullish” attempts to censor Canadians who choose to express their contrary political opinions on issues directly related to Jews and/or Israel.
Until this specious legislation is removed from Canada’s law books we’ll be forced to constantly deal with what I would call Canada’s “persecuted majority,” that is any non-Jewish Canadian who voices criticism of Israeli policies and/or the ideological framework upon which the state of Israel rests. Here, I would humbly suggest, is the root of any future problems which might face the Jewish community at large. When only Jews can voice their opinions and everyone else is punished with “hate crimes” legislation that doesn’t bode well for a harmonious relationship between the two cultures.
If you are interested further in this case please see the following url for a complete port folio of articles related to it: http://www.radicalpress.com/?page_id=995 .
And thank you for your efforts at helping to assist in the process of peaceful resolution of this problem by identifying one of the major problems besetting Canada.
Shine your Light for Love & Peace & Justice for All,
The Radical Press
Canada’s Radical News Network
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The $100,000 anti-Jewish teenage graffiti hate crusade. Or not
By Laura Rosen Cohen
National Post, Full Comment
May 19, 2009
The ‘organized’ Jewish community of Canada, in two separate incidents, has once again demonstrated it has little understanding of average Canadians. In the past week, its two leading, undemocratically elected advocacy organizations have demonstrated yet again an appalling zeal for censorship and a familiar, and emasculated response to issues with real public policy implications for both Jews and non-Jews in Canada alike.
Last week, according to a story in the Jewish Tribune, the parents of a Grade 6 student in Richmond, B.C. complained about a lesson plan that included a current events article that portrayed Hamas as a “militant Islamic group,” rather than a terrorist organization, as defined by the Canadian government. A news story from Richmond quotes a representative of the Canadian Jewish Congress as saying “it is risky trying to teach 11-year-old kids about Middle East politics because it is so complex and polarized.” He agrees with teaching children about current events, but says “don’t start with the most complex.” And that is the beginning and end of the CJC’s involvement in the issue.
In other words, the stealth normalization of Hamas within the public school curriculum in British Columbia is problematic just because it’s ‘complex’. What is so complex and nuanced about Hamas? Surely, there is room for more discussion or advocacy on this issue.
The same week, the CJC did have time to perpetrate the myth that the Jews of Canada are a community at risk from the now thoroughly debunked “hate crimes”. The federal government just allocated $1 million to fight “hate crimes”, and amazingly, the Canadian Jewish Congress used its $100,000 share for more security at — wait for it — the Canadian Jewish Congress headquarters. Canadian Jews must be very relieved to know that potential haters must pass three levels of security before getting to CEO Bernie Farber’s office. My children’s Jewish day schools have no such luck.
B’nai B’rith fared just as dismally, with its call for a banning of the wretched piece of theatre known as Seven Jewish Children.
In their call for the banning of the play, Anita Bromberg, B’nai B’rith’s director of legal affairs said: “It’s not necessarily up to us to demand that such things never see the light of day … but there has to be some understanding and some appreciation of the complexity of the issues”. Excuse me? That’s exactly what you are demanding, and there is that ‘complexity’ thing again.
Coincidentally this week, and apparently unbeknownst to the Canadian Jewish Congress and B’nai B’rith, a Statistic Canada release showed that police services in Canada reported 785 crimes that were motivated by hate in 2007, down from 892 in 2006. That’s an awfully small amount of “hate” in a country as large as Canada. Moreover, most of the “hate crimes” were teenaged graffiti and involved no physical violence. How much funding is required to fend off such “hate”? How many levels of Jewish bureaucracy are needed to save Canadian Jews from hateful teenage graffiti? The reality is that the number of “hate crimes” in Canada cannot possibly justify a 24-hour anti-Semitism hotline. Perhaps B’nai B’rith should switch to pay as you go?
If anyone in Toronto, or anywhere else in the world wants to go to the theatre and subject themselves to skin-crawling, Jew-hating, anti-Israel tripe and listen to 10 minutes or five hours of how Jews are the new, real, true Nazis let them do so. It’s their choice — and their right to do so.
Of course it’s ‘hateful’ stuff. It’s downright nauseating garbage. But if the B’nai B’rith doesn’t like it, they should do it better. Why not counter ‘hate speech’ with better speech, more persuasive speech, or more compelling speech? Why not sponsor a play-writing or songwriting contest on Israel and send the winner to Israel for an all-expenses paid trip?
In April, when a bunch of rag-tag lefty activists tried to get the LCBO to stop buying Israel “apartheid” wines, all it took was a few e-mails for Toronto Jews to organize themselves and, along with their non-Jewish friends, purchase the entire stock of Israeli wines from GTA liquor stores. We beat them at their own game.
Jewish free speech advocates such as myself and Ezra Levant are constantly maligned for questioning the liberal, leftist orthodoxy of the organized community. But perhaps it is the time for a gentle retreat from embarrassing, failed policies, and a return the Jewish tradition of spirited debate. Whatever happened to ‘two Jews, three opinions’, and ‘three Jews, four synagogues’?
The organized Jewish community needs to recognize the true threats facing Jews (not Internet Nazis) and give voice to more conservative political voices. This Canadian Jew is begging you to stop being bullish on censorship and give up the ‘persecuted minority’ shtick.
Laura Rosen Cohen is a Toronto freelance writer
IsraelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s American Apologist for Palestinian Extermination
Charles E. Carlson
Feb 09, 2009
We Hold These Truths received this note via BlackBerry:
From:Ã‚Â “Alan Dershowitz”Ã‚Â (deleted)@harvard.edu
To:Ã‚Â Ã‚Â email@example.com
Date:Ã‚Â Wed, 4 Feb 2009
Subject: Re: “Would Jesus Concur or Weep?”1
Ã¢â‚¬Å“These deaths (Gaza children) were not collateral. They were deliberately intended by Hamas by its willful use of human shields. Anyone who supports Hamas is complicit in the death of these babies–you included!Ã¢â‚¬Â
A review of our emailing list reveals that Alan Dershowitz was added to the list on Feb. 2, 2008; therefore, he has received some 40 editions of Pharisee Watch.Ã‚Â We cannot be more pleased to learn from this, his first response, that he is watching.Ã‚Â It appears significant that he chose this time to answer.
Alan Dershowitz, a professor at Harvard Law School, is one of the most famous ZionistÃ‚Â spokesmen of our time, at least among those who call themselves Americans.Ã‚Â His name brings more than 300,000 matches on a Google search.Ã‚Â Wikipedia says in part:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Professor Alan M. Dershowitz is a Brooklyn native who has been called Ã¢â‚¬Å“the nationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyerÃ¢â‚¬Â and one of its Ã¢â‚¬Å“most distinguished defenders of individual rights,Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“the best-known criminal lawyer in the world,Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“the top lawyer of last resort,Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“AmericaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s most public Jewish defenderÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“IsraelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s single most visible defender… He has also published more than 100 articles in magazines and journals such as (big list) and his articles have appeared in syndication in 50 national daily newspapers.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Professor Dershowitz’s latest campaign appears to be to convince the world that Hamas is evil– not just a little evil, but terminally so.Ã‚Â He wants us to believe Hamas is so wicked that Israel must exterminate it even if it means killing everyone in the Gaza gulag.Ã‚Â He makes this clear in one of his many stories found in the quite Jewish Zionist Miami Herald, entitled, “Using Civilians As Weapons: The Lack Of Moral Clarity About Hamas”2:
“The war in Gaza is as pure a conflict between good and evil as I have experienced. An anti-Semitic terrorist group whose charter calls for the destruction of Israel and whose leaders incite genocide against the Jewish people are employing a new weapon in a cynical effort to obtain international support for their bigoted aims: their new weapon is the use of civilians as both targets and shields.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Dershowitz offers no evidence for his claim.Ã‚Â Beware of Harvard graduate lawyers, if they followÃ‚Â this ProfessorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s tactic of all bluster and no facts.Ã‚Â Leaning on his credentials he states:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“What Hamas is doing should be evident to anyone with an objective eye and common sense.”
Lacking facts, he tells us it is all too obvious to require facts.Ã‚Â What is obvious is that theÃ‚Â war in Gaza has as its goal the extermination of Hamas.Ã‚Â This was also publicly called for in plain English by Shahar Azani, the Israeli Consul for Culture, Media and Public Affairs at the Israeli consulate Los Angeles, at a January 9th rally in support of Israel at the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus in Phoenix.Ã‚Â The local Jewish News omitted mention of AzaniÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s indiscreet remark calling for “extermination,” which drew embarrassed applause from the crowd, and fortunately, was aired on local TV news.Ã‚Â Yes, Ã¢â‚¬Å“extermination.Ã¢â‚¬ÂÃ‚Â IsraelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s leaders openly discuss the liquidation of Palestinians.
The Hamas government is obviously popular with the Gazans, and it would not be popular if there were any truth to DershowitzÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s claim that Hamas uses children as shields.Ã‚Â Are we supposed to believe that every mosque, market, apartment house, UN shelter, hospital and ambulance that Israel has destroyed from afar was a hangout for members of Hamas?Ã‚Â If this were true, Hamas would be hated by the Palestinians. In fact, the opposite is true.
The truth about those Hamas rockets
By Dennis Rahkonen
Online Journal Contributing Writer
Jan 1, 2009
Five years ago, the Bush administration lied about weapons of mass destruction to dupe us into supporting an illegal, immoral invasion of Iraq.
A few days ago, Israel trotted out only an infinitesimally more credible excuse — the Hamas rockets case — as justification for its own murderous shock and awe in Gaza, a long-planned campaign perniciously aimed at ousting a “regime” that came to power via popular, democratic vote.
Yes, such rockets exist, but they’re little more than slingshots against Israel’s incredible military might, and they’re used out of desperation by Palestinians who’ve never been accorded the democratic space within which to gain redress of their eminently just grievances.
Israeli apologists have presented absurd propaganda about those devices.
Gaza Massacre: What’s missing?
by Michael Hoffman
Monday, January 12, 2009
This writer has the sorrowful distinction of having observed and reported more than twenty-six years’ worth of Israeli massacres of Arabs, beginning with Beirut in the summer of 1982, when Ariel Sharon’s military terror-bombed schools, hospitals, apartment blocs and nursing homes in an incredible orgy of violence. There were many more Israeli atrocities to follow: in Qana, Jenin, Gaza 2006, and of course carpet-bombing throughout Lebanon in 2007.
Then as now, an impotent Arab “street” along with leftist intellectuals and protesters in Europe, issued demands and furiously paraded with “smash Zionism” placards. The UN met in special session and “deplored” Israeli actions. Investigations were called for, and in Jenin, “war crimes investigations” were demanded, which, in the case of Jenin, were rebuffed by Shimon Peres, who defiantly declared, “No one judges Israel!”
As usual the Israelis in Gaza are taking a crap on an entire people, along with the infrastructure of Gaza’s government, housing, educational system and their fire-fighting and medical facilities. This is not just an attack on Hamas, but as we saw in Jenin, on the Palestinian people’s ability to govern, educate, house and protect themselves.
As always happens when these Talmudic war crimes transpire, Israeli hasbara (propaganda) operations go into high gear, and we are seeing the pattern repeat in Gaza now. Every single atrocity is explained away as either collateral damage or “terrorists using the civilian population as a shield.” By that standard the US government was “shielding itself” in the Twin Towers in New York City in September, 2001.