Monday, August 28, 2006
Masri's Video: Frontiers of Dreams and Fears and Amayreh's History of Israel's Terrorcracy
And an interview with Mai Masri about the IOF's inhumane brutality unleashed in Dheishe; they killed the grandfather.
And a history of Israel's terrorcracy, an updated story by Palestinian journalist, Khalid Amayreh:
29 August, 2006
One of the most enduring myths about Israel is the often-made claim that it is a democracy. The big lie is marketed effectively in many Western countries where Zionist-controlled or Zionist-influenced media has a definitive stranglehold on public opinion. consequently, the “veracity” of the myth is taken for granted by many politicians, journalists, intellectuals and ordinary people, and is used as a ready-made weapon against Israel’s critics.
The truth of the matter, however, is that Israel is not a real democracy but rather a nefarious religious- ethnic terrorist regime that heavily employs state-terror as official policy.
The recent Nazi-like campaigns of terror and murder in Gaza and Lebanon should leave no doubt as to the terroristic nature of Israel. The Israeli army knowingly and deliberately, even brazenly, targeted innocent civilians fleeing aerial bombing, exterminating entire families. Purely civilian targets such as roads, bridges, colleges, schools, powre stations were bombed and destroyed.
In Israel, terror, with all its evil manifestations, is sanctioned by the law of the land and defended doggedly by a potent propaganda machine comprising hundreds of news outlets from Sidney to California. Even Jewish Nobel Laureates are mobilized to defend and justified Israeli crimes many of which resemble Nazi atrocities in German-occupied Europe.
For skeptics who might still be induced to give Israeli “democracy” the benefit of the doubt, let us consider the following facts.
Israeli leaders from Ben-Gurion to Ehud Olmert committed incalculable crimes against innocent civilians. Some of these crimes assumed genocidal dimensions, such as the Dir Yasin, Tantura, Jenin and Sabra and Shatilla massacres as well as the latest rampage in Lebanon which destroyed the country's civilian infrastructure under the pretext of freeing two captured Israeli soldiers.
The First Israeli Prime Minister, David Ben Gurion, directed and presided over the utter destruction and obliteration of as many as 500 Palestinian towns and villages. The remains and relics of some of these towns and villages are documented in Walid Khalidi’s masterpiece, “All that remains.”
That was ethnic cleansing on a very large scale, a crime against humanity by every conceivable standard. Needless to say, the Israeli state committed this genocidal crime willfully for the purpose of effecting Zionism, and building a purely racist Jewish state with as few non-Jews as possible.
Another Prime Minister, the infamous Menachem Begin, praised the Dir Yasin massacre, calling it a “miracle.”
Another Israeli Premier, Yitzhak Shamir, masterminded the killing of hundreds of Palestinian and British civilians. His responsibility for the bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem prompted the British government to place him on its most wanted list.
Even, Yitzhak Rabin, the celebrated “peace maker” and Nobel Prize laureate, had carried out several atrocities against Palestinian civilians in Lud and Ramleh. And while acting as Defense Minister during the first Palestinian uprising against Jewish colonialism, he ordered his soldiers to break Palestinian youngsters’ bones.
When Rabins’ ideological son, Ehud Barak, sought to convince Israeli Jews to elect him as Prime Minister, he had to remind them of the most graphic details of how he murdered three Palestinian leaders in Beirut in the late 1970s. The grisly reminder worked effectively, and the decorated terrorist became Prime Minister.
Then came the arch-terrorist of them all, Herr Ariel Sharon, Der Fuhrer, a certified war criminal of Hitler’s and Saddam Hussein’s ilk. Sharon, whom the ignoramus of the White House so unscrupulously called “a man of peace,” is responsible for shedding more innocent blood than any other Israeli leader. Here are some of Sharon’s known infamies: The wicked former general slaughtered scores of innocent peasants at the village of Kfar Kassem in the mid 1950s. In 1956, he slaughtered hundreds of Egyptian prisoners of war by ordering them crushed under the treads of Israeli tanks in the Sinai Peninsula in 1956. And in 1982, during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, Sharon oversaw the mass slaughter of some 2000 unsuspecting boys, women and children.
Sharon never really regretted the killing, and his atrocities eventually earned him the glorious title of “malich Yisrael” or “King of Israel.” Far from trying and punishing him for his diabolical crimes, Israel actually elected him twice as Prime Minister, with a landslide majority.
For the past 30 months, Sharon has been carrying out one of the ugliest reigns of terror in the history of humanity, prompting the former Israeli minister of education, Shulamit Aloni, to remark that “we have become a barbarian people.”
Sharon’s crimes against the unprotected and largely unarmed Palestinians transcend reality and defy human imagination.
Sharon has presided over killing and maiming of tens of thousands of civilians, the destruction of thousands of homes, orchards, farms, fields, and civilian infrastructure, forcing many conscientious Jews and non-Jews to draw comparisons between the Nazi holocaust against the Jews and the Israeli war of liquidation against the Palestinians.
Over a year ago, a Jewish British Member of Parliament, Paul Kaufman, remarked that “Sharon has made the Star of David look like the Swastika of Hitler.”
Oona King, another British Jewish MP and a member of the Jewish Council for Racial Equality, remarked that “Gaza is the same in nature as the Warsaw Ghetto.” She added that “as a Jew, I hoped I would never live to see the day I was ashamed of the actions of the Jewish state.”
The honorable Jewish lady knew what she was talking about. She was referring to Pregnant Palestinian women shot dead or forced to give birth at Israeli roadblocks, having been barred access to nearby hospitals by Zionism’s heroic soldier
She was alluding to hundreds of Palestinian towns, villages, hamlets and refugee camps reduced by the Israeli army to huge, open-air concentration camps, only lacking the gas chambers.
She was talking about the attempted systematic elimination of a people whose only crime is its enduring desire for freedom from a Satanic military occupation unparallel in the human history.
The conscientious Jewish lady was speaking of a helpless and defenseless people forced into very much the same situation that Jews encountered in Nazi-occupied Europe more than half a century ago.
Does a democracy allow soldiers to shoot and kill pregnant women on their way to hospital for no reason other than the fact the poor women adhere to the “wrong” religion and belong to the “wrong” tribe?
Does a democracy instruct soldiers to plant landmines in the vicinity of schools in order to kill and maim as many “children of a lesser God” as possible?
Does a democracy dispatch warplanes to pour death at apartment buildings and crowded streets and neighborhoods under the pretext of fighting terror?
Does a democracy murder suspects and opponents without charge or trial?
Does a democracy practice collective punishment, including hermetic, suffocating and open-ended against their citizens and subjects?
Indeed, does a democracy practice apartheid in its ugliest forms against a sector of its citizens because they happen to belong to the “wrong race.”
Is occupying, tormenting, enslaving and dispossessing another people compatible with democracy.?
Can a racist apartheid be a true democracy? If the answer for these questions is in the affirmative, then Israel is a democracy. If not, we must not hesitate to call the spade a spade.
In short, Israel is a terrorocracy, not a democracy.