What is wrong with the Palestinians? A whole lot.

23 07 2009

There is something very wrong with people who claim to be smart, intelligent, educated, hard working, honest, nationalists, and decent to accept such a stupid, corrupt, incompetent, reckless, useless leadership and organization for the last 45 year that failed at every thing it set out to do turning the PLO to a manager and contractor of the Jewish Occupation with leadership that at best can be described as self serving, racketeering mafia that made financial fortunes for its self and members of their families fleecing national treasury ,while claiming to represent and lead the Palestinian people toward liberation and independence. The Palestinians remain under Occupation till now. Read the rest of this entry »

Disgusting; Palestinian Leadership of Hamas, Fatah and PLO.

22 01 2009

On Aljazeera International I just finished watching and listening to President Barack Obama speech at the State Department, followed by an interview on the same station with Hamas’s representative in Lebanon Osama Hamdan. Last night I also watched on the same station Kahlid Mishaal statement as a follow up to the War on Gaza. More troubling was the appearance of Yaser Abed-Rabou disparaging Hamas. All I can say I simply feel disgusted with the present Palestinians leadership both Fatah and Hamas. Of course President Obama was not ready to commit political suicide on day two addressing Israel’s war crimes in Gaza. Read the rest of this entry »

After Sderot, Will President Barack Obama Visit Gaza?

17 01 2009

Candidate Barack Obama visited the southern city of Sderot to express his support to the town people. Sderot marketed by the powerful Jewish media machine in the US as suffering a great deal from Hamas ballistic and nuclear missiles. I wonder if President Obama will make a similar visit and see for himself what America’s real missiles, real jets and real bombs and rockets did to Gaza and the people of Gaza. Candidate Obama on his visit to Sderot was reaching low to win few more Jewish votes would President Obama reaches high and reach the hundreds of millions around the world who condemned the war crimes committed in Gaza? Read the rest of this entry »

After All the Spilled Blood; After All the Cold Blooded Murders; After All the Dust Settles!

15 01 2009

Any one who thinks the PLO remains the “sole and legitimate” representative of the Palestinians people should think twice, that Mahmoud Abbas is the President of Palestine, that Mishal is a good competent leader, needs to check into the nearest mental hospital. Read the rest of this entry »

The lying silence of those who know

11 01 2009

The lying silence of those who know

Holocaust Denied
John Pilger

“When the truth is replaced by silence,” the Soviet dissident Yevgeny
Yevtushenko said, “the silence is a lie.” It may appear the silence
is broken on Gaza. The cocoons of murdered children, wrapped in
green, together with boxes containing their dismembered parents and
the cries of grief and rage of everyone in that death camp by the
sea, can be viewed on al-Jazeera and YouTube, even glimpsed on the
BBC. But Russia’s incorrigible poet was not referring to the
ephemeral we call news; he was asking why those who knew the why
never spoke it and so denied it. Among the Anglo-American
intelligentsia, this is especially striking. It is they who hold the
keys to the great storehouses of knowledge: the historiographies and
archives that lead us to the why.

They know that the horror now raining on Gaza has little to do with
Hamas or, absurdly, “Israel’s right to exist.” They know the opposite
to be true: that Palestine’s right to exist was canceled 61 years ago
and the expulsion and, if necessary, extinction of the indigenous
people was planned and executed by the founders of Israel. They know,
for example, that the infamous “Plan D” resulted in the murderous
depopulation of 369 Palestinian towns and villages by the Haganah
(Jewish army) and that massacre upon massacre of Palestinian
civilians in such places as Deir Yassin, al-Dawayima, Eilaboun, Jish,
Ramle and Lydda are referred to in official records as “ethnic
cleansing.” Arriving at a scene of this carnage, David Ben-Gurion,
Israel’s first prime minister, was asked by a general, Yigal
Allon, “What shall we do with the Arabs?” Ben-Gurion, reported the
Israeli historian Benny Morris, “made a dismissive, energetic gesture
with his hand and said, ‘Expel them’. The order to expel an entire
population “without attention to age” was signed by Yitzhak Rabin, a
future prime minister promoted by the world’s most efficient
propaganda as a peacemaker. The terrible irony of this was addressed
only in passing, such as when the Mapan Party co-leader Meir Ya’ari
noted “how easily” Israel’s leaders spoke of how it was “possible and
permissible to take women, children and old men and to fill the roads
with them because such is the imperative of strategy … who remembers
who used this means against our people during the [Second World] war
… we are appalled.”

Every subsequent “war” Israel has waged has had the same objective:
the expulsion of the native people and the theft of more and more
land. The lie of David and Goliath, of perennial victim, reached its
apogee in 1967 when the propaganda became a righteous fury that
claimed the Arab states had struck first. Since then, mostly Jewish
truth-tellers such as Avi Schlaim, Noam Chomsky, the late Tanya
Reinhart, Neve Gordon, Tom Segev, Yuri Avnery, Ilan Pappe and Norman
Finklestein have dispatched this and other myths and revealed a state
shorn of the humane traditions of Judaism, whose unrelenting
militarism is the sum of an expansionist, lawless and racist ideology
called Zionism. “It seems,” wrote the Israeli historian Ilan Pappe on
2 January, “that even the most horrendous crimes, such as the
genocide in Gaza, are treated as desperate events, unconnected to
anything that happened in the past and not associated with any
ideology or system … Very much as the apartheid ideology explained
the oppressive policies of the South African government, this
ideology – in its most consensual and simplistic variety – has
allowed all the Israeli governments in the past and the present to
dehumanize the Palestinians wherever they are and strive to destroy
them. The means altered from period to period, from location to
location, as did the narrative covering up these atrocities But
there is a clear pattern [of genocide].”

In Gaza, the enforced starvation and denial of humanitarian aid, the
piracy of life-giving resources such as fuel and water, the denial of
medicines and treatment, the systematic destruction of infrastructure
and the killing and maiming of the civilian population, 50 per cent
of whom are children, meet the international standard of the Genocide
Convention. “Is it an irresponsible overstatement,” asked Richard
Falk, the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in the
Occupied Palestinian Territory and international law authority at
Princeton University, “to associate the treatment of Palestinians
with this criminalized Nazi record of collective atrocity? I think

In describing a “holocaust-in-the making,” Falk was alluding to the
Nazis’ establishment of Jewish ghettos in Poland. For one month in
1943, the captive Polish Jews led by Mordechaj Anielewiz fought off
the German army and the SS, but their resistance was finally crushed
and the Nazis exacted their final revenge. Falk is also a Jew.
Today’s holocaust-in-the-making, which began with Ben-Gurion’s Plan
D, is in its final stages. The difference today is that it is a joint
US-Israeli project. The F-16 jet fighters, the 250-pound “smart” GBU-
39 bombs supplied on the eve of the attack on Gaza, having been
approved by a Congress dominated by the Democratic Party, plus the
annual $2.4 billion in war-making “aid,” give Washington de facto
control. It beggars belief that President-elect Obama was not
informed. Outspoken on Russia’s war in Georgia and the terrorism in
Mumbai, Obama’s silence on Palestine marks his approval, which is to
be expected, given his obsequiousness to the Tel Aviv regime and its
lobbyists during the presidential campaign and his appointment of
Zionists as his secretary of state, chief of staff and principal
Middle East advisers. When Aretha Franklin sings “Think,” her
wonderful 1960s anthem to freedom, at Obama’s inauguration on 21
January, I trust someone with the brave heart of Muntadar al-Zaidi,
the shoe-thrower, will shout: “Gaza!”

The asymmetry of conquest and terror is clear. Plan D is
now “Operation Cast Lead,” which is the unfinished “Operation
Justified Vengeance.” The latter was launched by Prime Minister Ariel
Sharon in 2001 when, with Bush’s approval, he used F-16s against
Palestinian towns and villages for the first time. In the same year,
the authoritative Jane’s Foreign Report disclosed that the Blair
government had given Israel the “green light” to attack the West Bank
after it was shown Israel’s secret designs for a bloodbath. It was
typical of New Labor Party’s enduring, cringing complicity in
Palestine’s agony. However, the 2001 Israeli plan, reported Jane’s,
needed the “trigger” of a suicide bombing which would cause “numerous
deaths and injuries [because] the ‘revenge’ factor is crucial.” This
would “motivate Israeli soldiers to demolish the Palestinians.” What
alarmed Sharon and the author of the plan, General Shaul Mofaz, the
Israeli Chief of Staff, was a secret agreement between Yasser Arafat
and Hamas to ban suicide attacks. On 23 November, 2001, Israeli
agents assassinated the Hamas leader, Mahmud Abu Hunud, and got
their “trigger”; the suicide attacks resumed in response to his

Something uncannily similar happened on 5 November last, when Israeli
special forces attacked Gaza, killing six people. Once again, they
got their propaganda “trigger.” A ceasefire initiated and sustained
by the Hamas government – which had imprisoned its violators – was
shattered by the Israeli attack and homemade rockets were fired into
what used to be Palestine before its Arab occupants were “cleansed.”
The On 23 December, Hamas offered to renew the ceasefire, but
Israel’s charade was such that its all-out assault on Gaza had been
planned six months earlier, according to the Israeli daily Ha’aretz.

Behind this sordid game is the “Dagan Plan,” named after General Meir
Dagan, who served with Sharon in his bloody invasion of Lebanon in
1982. Now head of Mossad, the Israeli intelligence organization,
Dagan is the author of a “solution” that has seen the imprisonment of
Palestinians behind a ghetto wall snaking across the West Bank and in
Gaza, effectively a concentration camp. The establishment of a
quisling government in Ramallah under Mohammed Abbas is Dagan’s
achievement, together with a hasbara (propaganda) campaign relayed
through a mostly supine, if intimidated western media, notably in
America, that says Hamas is a terrorist organization devoted to
Israel’s destruction and to “blame” for the massacres and siege of
its own people over two generations, long before its creation. “We
have never had it so good,” said the Israeli Foreign Ministry
spokesman Gideon Meir in 2006. “The hasbara effort is a well-oiled
machine.” In fact, Hamas’s real threat is its example as the Arab
world’s only democratically elected government, drawing its
popularity from its resistance to the Palestinians’ oppressor and
tormentor. This was demonstrated when Hamas foiled a CIA coup in
2007, an event ordained in the western media as “Hamas’s seizure of
power.” Likewise, Hamas is never described as a government, let alone
democratic. Neither is its proposal of a ten-year truce as a historic
recognition of the “reality” of Israel and support for a two-state
solution with just one condition: that the Israelis obey
international law and end their illegal occupation beyond the 1967
borders. As every annual vote in the UN General Assembly
demonstrates, 99 per cent of humanity concurs. On 4 January, the
president of the General Assembly, Miguel d’Escoto, described the
Israeli attack on Gaza as a “monstrosity.”

When the monstrosity is done and the people of Gaza are even more
stricken, the Dagan Plan foresees what Sharon called a “1948-style
solution” – the destruction of all Palestinian leadership and
authority followed by mass expulsions into smaller and
smaller “cantonments” and perhaps finally into Jordan. This
demolition of institutional and educational life in Gaza is designed
to produce, wrote Karma Nabulsi, a Palestinian exile in Britain, “a
Hobbesian vision of an anarchic society: truncated, violent,
powerless, destroyed, cowed … Look to the Iraq of today: that is what
[Sharon] had in store for us, and he has nearly achieved it.”

Dr. Dahlia Wasfi is an American writer on Palestine. She has a Jewish
mother and an Iraqi Muslim father. “Holocaust denial is anti-
Semitic,” she wrote on 31 December. “But I’m not talking about World
War Two, Mahmoud Ahmedinijad (the president of Iran) or Ashkenazi
Jews. What I’m referring to is the holocaust we are all witnessing
and responsible for in Gaza today and in Palestine over the past 60
years … Since Arabs are Semites, US-Israeli policy doesn’t get more
anti-Semitic than this.” She quoted Rachel Corrie, the young American
who went to Palestine to defend Palestinians and was crushed by an
Israeli bulldozer. “I am in the midst of a genocide,” wrote
Corrie, “which I am also indirectly supporting and for which my
government is largely responsible.”

Reading the words of both, I am struck by the use
of “responsibility.” Breaking the lie of silence is not an esoteric
abstraction but an urgent responsibility that falls to those with the
privilege of a platform. With the BBC cowed, so too is much of
journalism, merely allowing vigorous debate within unmovable
invisible boundaries, ever fearful of the smear of anti-Semitism. The
unreported news, meanwhile, is that the death toll in Gaza is the
equivalent of 18,000 dead in Britain. Imagine, if you can.

Then there are the academics, the deans and teachers and researchers.
Why are they silent as they watch a university bombed and hear the
Association of University Teachers in Gaza plea for help? Are British
universities now, as Terry Eagleton believes, no more
than “intellectual Tescos, churning out a commodity known as
graduates rather than greengroceries”?

Then there are the writers. In the dark year of 1939, the Third
Writers’ Congress was held at Carnegie Hall in New York and the likes
of Thomas Mann and Albert Einstein sent messages and spoke up to
ensure the lie of silence was broken. By one account, 3,500 jammed
the auditorium and a thousand were turned away. Today, this mighty
voice of realism and morality is said to be obsolete; the literary
review pages affect an ironic hauteur of irrelevance; false symbolism
is all. As for the readers, their moral and political imagination is
to be pacified, not primed. The anti-Muslim Martin Amis expressed
this well in Visiting Mrs. Nabokov: “The dominance of the self is not
a flaw, it is an evolutionary characteristic; it is just how things

If that is how things are, we are diminished as a civilized society.
For what happens in Gaza is the defining moment of our time, which
either grants the impunity of war criminals the immunity of our
silence, while we contort our own intellect and morality, or gives us
the power to speak out. For the moment I prefer my own memory of
Gaza: of the people’s courage and resistance and their “luminous
humanity,” as Karma Nabulsi put it. On my last trip there, I was
rewarded with a spectacle of Palestinian flags fluttering in unlikely
places. It was dusk and children had done this. No one told them to
do it. They made flagpoles out of sticks tied together, and a few of
them climbed on to a wall and held the flag between them, some
silently, others crying out. They do this every day when they know
foreigners are leaving, believing the world will not forget them.

Islamic Resistence, is not the Holy Quran, it should be debated!

1 03 2008

Gaza . . . a man carries his wounded child to hospital after an air strike in Gaza City.The news from Gaza is not a good one. Israel is carrying on with its promised to bring its holocaust “shoah” in keeping commitments made by Maton Vilani, Israeli deputy defense minister. To the time of this writing, and within 24 hours, more than 46 Palestinians killed more than half civilians, women and children and elder persons. Israel announced 2 of its soldiers dead and few wounded. More than 80 dead and more than 200 wounded since Israel began its “shoah” against Gaza two days ago. Read the rest of this entry »

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