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GazaUnderAttack | Venezuela’s president Maduro: Netanyahu is the Herod of modern times


Maduro offers to bring Gazan children to live in Venezuela

These South American Leaders bring SHAME to ALL our ZIONIST ARAB SCUM RULERS. Both Jordan and Egypt still entertain Israeli Diplomats and maintain very close ties with Israel as does Saudi and the Gulf Arabs, Morocco, led by Jewish Arabs Venezuela offers education to 1000 Palestinian Youth.

Racist Societies: Israel and the U.S
 By Robert Fantina
U.S. citizens are too complacent to question their own government, and Israeli citizens enjoy watching the slaughter of the people who reside in Israel's colony.
"Counterpunch" -  One wonders how the racism that is so much a part of U.S. and Israeli society towards the Palestinians can have such strength. Racism against African-Americans in both countries is strong (witness the frequent shootings of black youths by whites in the United States, and the very high acquittal rates of those perpetrators, if they are even charged with a crime, and Israel’s rampant violence again people of African descent), and now racism is financing genocide. A look at some of the possible factors is interesting, frightening and disheartening.
1)   Palestinians speak Arabic. An estimated 295,000,000 people in the world, about 4% of the world’s population, speak Arabic, but it is not spoken commonly in the United States, so it must be an inferior language. Bilingual Americans tend to learn French or Spanish in high school as their second language. The Arabic alphabet is far different from the English alphabet, and civilized people, we all know, should adopt the U.S. way of doing things.
2)    Palestinians are often Muslim. This means that they read the Koran, not the Bible, the book of scripture that is chosen to be ignored in the U.S. Now if citizens in the U.S. chose to ignore the Koran, that would be different. But it is difficult to ignore something one fears, even if it is a book.
Additionally, their churches have rounded roofs and towers, unlike the Christian churches commonly seen in the U.S. And they call them ‘mosques’, not churches, or even temples. So what if some of them have been standing for hundreds and hundreds of years; nary a cross is seen on them, so they can’t be real houses of worship, like those large, ornate buildings in the U.S. that are generally mostly empty on Sundays.
3)   Palestinians dress differently. This means that, especially for women, the clothing they wear is far different from what is generally seen in the West. Headscarves and long cloaks, regardless of the weather, are part of their religious practices, but for many Americans and Israelis, if their clothing looks different from what they wear, the wearers must be odd, and probably inferior. After all, they haven’t adopted the more western culture of showing off one’s body anywhere at any time. That they don’t adhere to these enlightened views obviously shows their inferiority.
4)  Both the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, all that is left of Palestine, are impoverished areas. And Israel is a prosperous nation, with tourists flocking to its glittering cities, and with world-class universities, so it must be populated by better people. It isn’t necessary to look beneath the surface, and recognize that if the U.S. gave Palestine $3 billion a year, as it gives Israel, Palestine, too, would be a progressive, prosperous nation. Conversely, if the money tap from the U.S. to Israel were to be suddenly shut off, that country would quickly descend into poverty.
5)   Palestinians look different. They don’t have the desired ‘WASPy’ appearance that U.S. citizens commonly see advertising products, and that are worshipped on movie screens. This is a factor that hasn’t changed much in over one hundred years. Let us see what Indiana State Senator Albert Beveridge said about U.S. soldiers fighting in the Philippines, in 1898:
 “Everywhere the pale blue or gray eye, everywhere the fair skin, everywhere the tawny hair and beard…. Here thoroughbred soldiers from the plantations of the South, from the plains and valleys and farms of the west, look the thoroughbred, physically considered. The fine line is everywhere. The nose is straight, the mouths is sensitive and delicate….The whole face and figure is the face and figure of the thoroughbred fighter who has always been the fine- featured, delicate-nostriled, thin-eared and generally clean-cut featured man.”
For Senator Beveridge then, and many U.S. citizens today, the features described above do indeed indicate the human ‘thoroughbred’. Palestinians simply don’t qualify.
6)  The news media says they are all terrorists. In recent days, with every cease-fire ending, Israel has said that the Palestinians have violated the agreement, although Western journalists in Gaza have not reported this to be the case. But if the news media says it, it must be true. So what if more than half the population is under the age of 17; one never knows what a child sleeping in his or her crib could be capable of doing.
So there we have it. Language, religion, dress, socio-economic status and physical appearance, enforced by a media more determined to entertain than to educate, all combine to prove to a naïve and ignorant public that the Palestinians are somehow less valuable than other humans. Would there be any other reason for the U.S. to finance and fully support a racist, apartheid regime?
The U.S. has a long history of inventing enemies, and then convincing the populace that they are somehow less than human. During the U.S. war against Vietnam, it was “… common knowledge that when GIs weren’t calling the Vietnamese gooks, dinks, slants, and slopes, they could be heard calling them Indians, and their habitat, Indian country. The purpose was clear: perceive the Vietnamese as subhuman (Erick Erickson called this ‘pseudo-speciation’), then righteously exterminate them.”[1] A solider from that war who witnessed, but didn’t participate in, the My Lai massacre said this: “A lot of those people wouldn’t think of killing a man. I mean, a white man – a human so to speak.”[2]
Today, they are not Palestinians, but Hamas. Since the U.S. years ago determined that Hamas is a terrorist organization, since it offered something to the Palestinian people that the U.S. and Israel didn’t then and don’t now want to give them, they are the ‘enemy’ and not human. Hamas had the audacity to offer health care and employment to Palestinians, and to break from the weak and corrupt U.S. and Israeli puppet government of Fatah. So killing ‘Hamas terrorists’ is perfectly acceptable to people who believe the lie that Hamas is a terrorist organization, and then everyone in the Gaza Strip, including children, toddlers and newborns, is fair game for Israeli bombs.
As people the world over are horrified, not by what is reported by the news media, but by what is seen on social media, things are changing. Racism and genocide are finally being recognized. Not with the majority in the U.S. and Israel: U.S. citizens are too complacent to question their own government, and Israeli citizens enjoy watching the slaughter of the people who reside in Israel’s colony. But even in the U.S. and Israel, things are changing, but not as fast as in the rest of the world. The U.S. is already seen by much of the world as one huge terrorist organization, due to its constant wars and bombings, and its financing of Israeli terrorism is now coming under international question.
Israel is increasingly feeling the pain of the marginalization in the world community that it has earned, and so richly deserves. The blood of innocent Palestinians is paying a high price for that pain, but it will ultimately lead to their freedom. World citizens must increase their efforts to make this happen.
Robert Fantina’s latest book is Empire, Racism and Genocide: a History of US Foreign Policy (Red Pill Press).

[1] Don Ringnalda, Fighting and Writing the Vietnam War, (University Press of Mississippi, 2008), 20.
[2] Sergeant Scott Camil, The Winter Soldier Investigation. An Inquiry in to American War Crimes, (Beacon Press, 1972) 14.



Gaza war has cost $2.5 billion so far, says Israel's defense ministry

That amount is just the military cost and does not include the cost to the economy overall
There's a popular phrase, "follow the money," which suggests that if you want a complete picture of a given situation, you need to examine its financial underpinnings.
Journalists don't typically talk about Israel's Operation Protective Edge in terms of money, but there is no doubt it has been very expensive.
Israeli defense officials told Ha'aretz newspaper that as of Wednesday, the operation's cost had surpassed 9 billion shekels ($2.5 billion). Meanwhile, Israel's Finance Ministry believes the cost of the war is closer to 7 billion shekels. This could drastically affect the Finance Ministry`s attempts to stay within its budget goals.
[No doubt the US taxpayers will cover the Bill and more plus Canada and the UK etc will continue arming this shitty Military Killing Entity]

GazaUnderAttack | Venezuela’s president Maduro: Netanyahu is the Herod of modern times


Maduro offers to bring Gazan children to live in Venezuela

These South American Leaders bring SHAME to ALL our ZIONIST ARAB SCUM RULERS. Both Jordan and Egypt still entertain Israeli Diplomats and maintain very close ties with Israel as does Saudi and the Gulf Arabs, Morocco, led by Jewish Arabs Venezuela offers education to 1000 Palestinian Youth
 President Nicolas Maduro says the high death toll of Palestinian children prompted him to offer one thousand youths the opportunity to study in Venezuela.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro unveiled plans on Friday to offer one thousand Palestinian youths study opportunities in Venezuela.
In a brief statement, Maduro said he felt compelled to launch the initiative because of the death toll of Palestinian children in Gaza.
Since Israel began its latest assault on Gaza in July, at least 468 Palestinian children have been killed according to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Thousands more have been injured or left psychologically scarred, according to UNICEF.
“They want to kill the girls and boys in order to exterminate the people of Palestine,” Maduro said.
The president explained the thousand youths will be offered study opportunities in a variety of fields, and will eventually be given the chance to return to Gaza to share their knowledge.
The move follows another humanitarian overture by Maduro earlier this month, when he unveiled a shelter for Palestinian children orphaned by Israel's offensive.
“We are going to bring them to Venezuela to raise them with love and, with the agreement of the Palestinian state, we will find some of these children Venezuelan mothers and fathers,” Maduro said.
Maduro's administration has also organized deliveries of humanitarian aid to Gaza amid the fighting.
Venezuela broke diplomatic ties with Israel in 2009, after Israel's previous major war on Gaza.=
Chile has accused Israel of crimes against humanity.
On Friday, Chilean congressman Hugo Gutierrez (Communist Party) filed a lawsuit against the Israeli Prime Minister for “crimes against humanity”. He was accompanied by the Palestinian Federation of Chile.
The congressman noted that various international organizations, such as the United Nations, have already described the Israeli attacks as "crimes against humanity".
No one should be able to commit crimes against humanity without believing that they could be judged for them, he argued. "That's why I find myself invoking the principle of universal jurisdiction in regard with these crimes,” he explained.
The principle of universal jurisdiction was used by Spain in the case of Augusto Pinochet, while the dictator was in London, and according to Gutierrez, by Israel for detaining and judging the Nazi Adolf Eichmann.
According to international humanitarian law, a military strike is illegal if it kills civilians, except if the death toll is judged proportionate to the concrete and direct military advantage the strike provided. 
Yesterday, Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro also criticized Israel, calling the PM, Benjamin Netanyahu, a "Herod of today", citing the number of children in Palestine who have been killed.

International Scientists and Doctors Denounce Israeli “Crimes Against Humanity” in Gaza


The Lancet, Volume 384, Issue 9941, Pages 397 - 398, 2 August 2014

doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61044-8Cite or Link Using DOI

Published Online: 23 July 2014

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An open letter for the people in Gaza

Leading general medical journal, The Lancet, condemns Israeli crime against humanity
The Lancet, the world's most prestigious medical journal, has published an open letter signed by 24 doctors and scientists, harshly condemning Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip and calling on the world not to remain silent while this crime against humanity continues. 

Behind The IDF Killing Of A 10-year-old Boy
 By Gideon Levy and Alex Levac
Khalil Anati was 10 years and eight months old, when he was killed. An Israeli soldier had opened the door of his armored jeep, picked up his rifle, aimed it at the upper body of the boy, who was running with his back to the soldier, and cut him down with one bullet.
Palestinian MPs accuse Israel of unprecedented crackdown:
 Of the 84 MPs elected to the Palestinian parliament from the West Bank and East Jerusalem in 2006, 36 are in Israeli jails, two-thirds of them under what is known as "administrative detention", where the evidence against them is not disclosed.
here we go again, invoking the Holocaust- so sick to death of their damn Holohoax and their pathetic never again mantra when all Israel has done, even prior to its creation, is to commits act of Terrorism and Genocide, Mini Holocausts against Palestinians. I do not give a shit about their Holohoax or their survivors- we are not responsible for their experiences

Over 300 Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants Condemn Israel's ‘Massacre of Palestinians in Gaza’

Posted 23 August 2014 7:02 GMT


Holocaust survivors condemn Israel for 'Gaza massacre,' call for boycott

In response to Elie Wiesel advertisement comparing Hamas to Nazis, 327 Jewish Holocaust survivors and descendants publish New York Times ad accusing Israel of 'ongoing massacre of the Palestinian people.'

By HaaretzAug. 23, 2014 | 5:24 PM


40 Holocaust Survivors Condemn Gaza Assault & Call for Boycott of Israel


Late Wednesday afternoon many thousands of people marched across the Brooklyn Bridge in a strong show of solidarity with Gaza and with Ferguson, Missouri where the police appear to be at war with the residents of that city. The people of Gaza have reached out to the people of Ferguson pointing out that they both may be afflicted by teargas manufactured by the same American company. At about 6:30 the marchers began across the bridge starting at the Brooklyn side. There was a sea of Palestinian flags for as far as the eye could see and shouts of “Free, Free Palestine”. The marchers were of every age, race, and ethnicity and many carried signs declaring their solidarity with Palestine and saying that the U.S. government did not speak for them in supporting what Israel was doing by sending money and arms to Israel. Their chant was, “Not another nickle, not another dime, no more money for Israel’s crimes”. .’


The Ferguson/Palestine Connection

As the unrest continues, the St. Louis Police Collaboration with Israel Underscores Connected Struggles


Israeli ship unloads at Tacoma port, despite pro-Palestinian protest

Pro-Palestinian activists blocked two entrances to a Port of Tacoma terminal Saturday morning, but were unable to prevent an Israeli cargo ship from being unloaded as they had hoped.
Webmaster's Commentary: The next step is to find all the stores that carry Israeli products and organize a boycott, not just against the products, but the entire stores. In an economic age where retailers are already dropping like flies, fear of a store-wide boycott will motivate the stores to stop ordering Israeli products entirely, and the Israeli ships will stop coming to US ports.

Irish soccer team face fine for Palestine flag flown during Europa League qualifier

Dundalk have been fined €18,000 by UEFA because a Palestine flag was flown at Oriel Park during their match against Hajduk Split
Hollywood stars sign petition in support of Israeli murder in Gaza:
The CCFP letters bears their signatures, as well as those of Sarah Silverman, Minnie Driver, Ziggy Marley, Seth Rogen, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Kelsey Grammer, Tom Arnold, Benji Madden, director Ivan Reitman, writer Aaron Sorkin, producer Michael Rotenberg, composer Michael Nyman, producer Haim Saban, Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun and many others.
[Haim Saban partly owns Aljazeera and also has an educational facility in Abu Dhabi and runs ran the Brookings Institute]

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