A Story of Betrayal

Today is the 1196th day in captivity for the soldier Gilad Shalit.

A prisoner of war must not be left in captivity. A wounded soldier must not be left in the field. The state signs an unwritten contract with every person who joins the army, and most definitely with everyone who serves in a combat unit.

The behavior of the Israeli governments in these 1196 days, of the politicians and the generals who are responsible for this outrage, is a violation of this contract, a betrayal of trust. In short: an infamy. It enrages and infuriates every decent person, and not only combat soldiers.

The betrayal is already in the terminology used. In the words of the Book of Proverbs (18:21): “Death and life are in the power of the tongue”.

A soldier captured by the enemy in a military action is a prisoner of war – in every language, in every country.

Gilad Shalit was captured in a military action. He was an armed soldier in uniform. In this context, it does not matter whether the action itself was legal or illegal, and whether the captors were regular soldiers or guerrillas.

Gilad Shalit is a prisoner of war.

The denial started at the first moment. The Israeli government refused to call the capture by its proper name and insisted that it was an “abduction” or even “kidnapping”.

The disciplined Israeli media, marching behind the generals in lockstep like the Prussian guard, joined the chorus. Not a single newspaper, not a single radio or TV announcer ever spoke about the “prisoner of war”. All of them, almost without exception, from the first day on, spoke about the “abducted” or “kidnapped” soldier.

The words are important. All armies are familiar with exchanges of prisoners of war. Generally, this happens after the end of hostilities, sometimes while the war is still going on. The army releases the enemy fighters in return for the release of its own captured soldiers.

This does not apply to abducted persons. When criminals abduct a person and hold them for ransom, the question arises whether the price should be paid. Payment may encourage more abductions and reward the criminals.

The moment Gilad was defined as “abducted”, he was condemned to what followed.

He also lost his honor as a soldier. A soldier is not “abducted”. The millions of soldiers captured during World War II – Germans, Russians, Britons, Americans and all the others – would have felt insulted by any suggestion that they were “abducted”.

The greatest danger hovering over the head of Gilad since falling into captivity does not come from Hamas, but from our own army.

It was clear that, given an opportunity, the army would try to free him by force. That is deeply embedded in its basic ethos: Never give in to “abductors”.

If I were Gilad’s father and a praying man, I would pray every day: Please, dear God, don’t let the army find out where Gilad is being kept!

Our army commanders are prepared to expose prisoners to immense risks in order to free them by force, instead of exchanging them for Palestinian prisoners. For them it is a matter of honor.

In such an operation, the lives of the liberators are put at risk. But above all, it’s the life of the prisoner that is endangered.

One of the most celebrated operations in the annals of the Israeli Army took place in Entebbe in July, 1976. It freed the 98 passengers of a hijacked Air France plane, which had been forced to land at Entebbe airport in Uganda. The operation elicited worldwide admiration. Only one of the liberators lost his life – the brother of Binyamin Netanyahu.

In the ensuing intoxication of success, one fact was overlooked: in the daring operation, huge risks were taken. If even one detail of the complex action had gone wrong, it would have meant disaster for the abducted passengers. It could have ended in a bloodbath. Since it succeeded, nobody dared to raise questions.

The results of the operation to release the abducted athletes at the Munich Olympic games in 1972 were very different. When the German police, with the encouragement of the Golda Meir government, tried to free them by force, all the athletes lost their lives. Most of them were probably killed by bullets from the guns of the German policemen. How else to explain the fact that to this very day, the governments of Israel and Germany have both refused to release the post mortem results?

The same happened two years later when the Israeli army was ordered by Golda Meir and Moshe Dayan to free the 105 children who were being held by Palestinian commandos in the Northern Israeli town of Ma’alot. The action miscarried, and 22 children and 3 teachers lost their lives. In this instance, too, it seems that some – if not all – of them were killed by the bullets of the liberators. These post mortem reports also remain unpublished.

The same happened in 1994 when the army tried to free the “abducted” soldier Nachshon Waxman in the West Bank. The army had exact intelligence, the action was planned meticulously, something went wrong, and the prisoner was killed.

Lately it was learned that a senior officer had called on his soldiers to commit suicide rather than be captured. He has given orders to fire on the “abductors”, even when it means endangering the life of the captured soldier.

It may well be that one of the reasons for the prolongation of Gilad Shalit’s suffering lies in the hope of the army commanders to obtain intelligence about his whereabouts, so as to try to free him by force. It is no secret that the Gaza Strip is crawling with informers. The dozens of “targeted killings” and many of the actions of the “Molten Lead” operation would not have been possible without a dense network of collaborators, recruited during the long years of the occupation.

Incredibly – it borders on a miracle – the Israeli security service has been unable to fulfill this hope. It seems that Shalit’s captors are succeeding in maintaining rigorous secrecy. That, by the way, explains why his captors have adamantly refused to have him meet with the International Red Cross representatives and to convey letters by and to him, including parcels (that could well have contained sophisticated locating devices). That may have saved his life.

It can be assumed that the video that was conveyed yesterday by the German mediator, in exchange for the release of 21 female Palestinian prisoners, was meticulously prepared so as to prevent any possibility of identifying the place where he is being kept.

This affair also shows the absolute superiority of the Israeli propaganda machine over all competitors – if there are any.

The world media have adopted, almost without exception, the Israeli terminology. All over the world, they talk about the “abducted” Israeli soldier, rather than about a prisoner of war. British or German newspapers which use this word would not dream of applying it to one of their own soldiers in Afghanistan.

The name of Gilad Shalit was mouthed by the world’s leaders as if he were, at the very least, one of them. Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel spoke about him freely, certain that the listeners at home knew who he was. Liberating the “abducted Israeli soldier” has become a declared aim of several governments.

This formulation is by itself a triumph for Israeli propaganda. The negotiations are about an exchange of prisoners between Israel and Hamas, with German and/or Egyptian mediation. An exchange of prisoners has two sides – Shalit on the one side, Palestinian prisoners on the other. But throughout the world, as in Israel, they speak only about the release of the Israeli soldier. The Palestinian prisoners to be freed are just objects, merchandise, not human beings. But don’t they also count the days, like their parents and their children?

The greatest obstacle to such an exchange is mental, a matter of language. If it had been about “Palestinian fighters” there would have been no problem. The release of fighters in exchange for a fighter. But our government – like all colonial governments before it – cannot recognize local insurgents as “fighters” who act in the service of their people. The colonial ethos – like the “ethical code” of our ethical Professor Assa Kasher – demands that they be called “terrorists” with “blood on their hands”, base criminals, vile murderers.

A touching Irish song tells of an Irish freedom fighters who, on the morning of his execution, asks to be treated like an “Irish soldier” and be shot, not “hanged like a dog”. His request was denied.

When one speaks about the release of “hundreds of murderers” in exchange for an Israeli soldier, one runs up against a huge psychological obstacle. Life and death in the power of the tongue.

In several respects, the Gilad Shalit affair can be seen as a metaphor for the entire historical conflict.

Charged words dictate the behavior of the leaders. The different and opposing narratives prevent an understanding between the parties even about minor matters. The psychological obstacles are immense.

The great propaganda advantage of the Israeli government, so clearly shown in the Shalit affair, is now also being tested in the matter of the Goldstone report. The efforts of the Israeli government to prevent the referral of the report to the UN Security Council or General Assembly, or to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, are now supported by President Barack Obama and the European leaders. The inhabitants of the Gaza Strip, like the Palestinians in Israeli jails, have become mere tokens, objects without a human face.

And about Gilad Shalit: the negotiations must be speeded up so as to effect a prisoner exchange in the very nearest future. Until then, the mediators should be given an unequivocal undertaking that there will be no effort to free him by force, in return for an agreement by Hamas to let him meet with Red Cross personnel, and perhaps also with his family.

Everything else is manipulation and lip service.

Uri Avnery is a peace activist, journalist, and writer. Read other articles by Uri, or visit Uri's website.

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  1. B99 said on October 3rd, 2009 at 12:07pm #

    Put names and faces on all those double-digit thousands abducted and held captive by Israel.

  2. lichen said on October 3rd, 2009 at 1:22pm #

    What self-righteous israeli nationalist bullshit; he was murdering scum, as are the rest of the idf. Maybe if israel would release their Palistinean prisoners, and release the shackles from the prisons of gaza and the west bank, gilad would be released too.

  3. Mulga Mumblebrain said on October 3rd, 2009 at 3:32pm #

    I think Uri Avnery has written a fine piece. He clearly outlines the vicious, racist double-standard of the Judaic Reich, and the manner in which the bought and sold vermin of the Western political establishment have adopted it word for word. It is the same in Australia. The media is dominated by a Likudnik mentality, the political parties fall over themselves to defend Israel, no matter how vile its crimes, and little snippets of useful information, such as the revelation that half our ten richest family fortunes are controlled by Jews (1% of the population), ‘generous political contributors’ all, goes unmentioned, ever.
    In 2003 the Sydney Peace Prize, awarded by a Peace institute established at Sydney University, was awarded to Hanan Ashrawi, the Palestinian figure. This led to a campaign of such hysterical, vicious, insane vilification, of Ashrawi, the institute, its leaders and Sydney University, by the local Jewish Lobby, that, in the end, even the most craven of their lap-dogs, like the NSW Premier, Bob Carr, advised them to ‘cool it’, as it was redounding against them. This had no effect. The local branches of big US banks were leant on by HQ in New York, to threaten Sydney University with withdrawal of funds. The Sydney Lord Mayor, whose husband, Malcolm Turnbull, was running for pre-selection as Liberal candidate in Wentworth, the most Jewish of all electorates in the state, disgracefully, at least in my opinion, joined in the hate-fest, withdrawing the City Council’s support. At one stage Katherine Greiner, the wife of a prominant Liberal politician, revealed that a very famous Jewish billionaire was behind the campaign. That information, and his name, has never, as far as I know, been repeated in the mainstream media to this day.
    In the end Ashrawi got her prize. The Peace Institute, despite the usual vicious, hate-spitting vitriol we know from these creatures, kept its nerve. Public opinion was shocked by the sheer thuggery, but the Herrenvolk were pleased. They had demonstrated their power, their readiness to use it, and in the words of one Zionazi notable, ‘they had flushed the anti-Semites out’.
    This process may be repeated this year. The Sydney Peace institute have decided to award this year’s prize to John Pilger, who the Herrenvolk revile. Already the blogs are rumbling, with the usual slimy smears. However I have seen a number of posts recommending that this time the fervour had best be controlled, lest it arouse the public’s interest in Judaic power, which is always denied (apparently we are meant to believe that the Jews have no influence in politics, or be smeared for spreading ‘anti-Semitic canards’) expressing itself.
    The real evil of Zionazism is the manner in which it is mobilising and ‘incentivising’ the vilest racists, particularly in the West. The West is now dancing to the tune piped by its Judaic masters to an extent reminiscent of the US. That Western leaders can join this evil racist crusade, that values one Jew above thousands of faceless, nameless, Palestinian untermenschen, whose illegal arrests, illegal imprisonments and torture, absolutely universal in the hell-holes of Israeli prisons, shows that the diabolical poison of Zionazi racism has now infested the Western power elite universally. Israel is a cancer, and its infernal metastases have spread throughout the West, presaging an era of wars of mass murder and sheer xenophobic hatred. We have all been compulsorily recruited to the Judaic war against the Islamic world, where women, children and old men may be brutalised, starved, driven mad by years of savage mistreatment before being barbecued with white phosphorus, and these victims are to be abused as ‘terrorists’ while the pitiless, racist, killers are worshipped as paragons of every virtue.

  4. mary said on October 4th, 2009 at 1:30am #

    Thanks for your truths Mulga.

    Some more from the great John Pilger here who you tell us is nominated for the Sydney Peace Prize. I look forward to hearing his acceptance speech and hope that, as usual, he doesn’t hold back.

    http://www.johnpilger.com/

    THE LYING GAME: HOW WE ARE PREPARED FOR ANOTHER WAR OF AGGRESSION

  5. Danny Ray said on October 4th, 2009 at 7:11am #

    Mulga, you are slipping. You forgot to add the part about the damn Jews killing Jesus, poisoning wells and eating Christian babies.

  6. B99 said on October 4th, 2009 at 7:59am #

    Danny Ray – One out of three. Jews did poison wells in Palestine with resultant epidemics of Typhus among Palestinians. The other two notions should not be used to diminish this true one.

  7. B99 said on October 4th, 2009 at 8:02am #

    So Mebosa – That Saudi Arabia is a repressive state means that Jews have the right to ethnically cleanse Palestine of its native, natural (and non Saudi, to be sure) population? I don’t quite get the connection. Or maybe you are just intentionally conflating unrelated matters because you can make no case for Israel.

  8. balkas b b said on October 4th, 2009 at 8:02am #

    Well, people lie even if they do not steal, murder, kidnap, etc.
    And when people steal land, expel their inhabitants, torture them, treat them as of lesser value and with enorm hate one, can ‘defend’ such behavior only by lying.

    And, so-called jews do not behave much differently if at all from any other people.
    If ‘jews’ behave more cruelly than any other people have to date, it is largely due to its being de facto part of nato. Thus obtains the most advanced weapons on demand, money, and diplo protection.

    Exchanging captured soldiers for captured soldiers of the other side has been going on for a long time. Strategically, isr stays even whether shalit is exchanged or not.
    But when has on one’s side media, clergy, and pols of the ‘important’ and strong econo-military-diplomatic side; which adopts israeli labels, isr gains sympathy for self and hatred for muslims.
    And, of course, it is a feelgood thing for dark israelis and a subtle order to be even more brutal to other darkies.
    And it is also a feelgood thing for white ‘jews’, most of which live in good style abroad. And it may be also a cry for more money and arms! tnx

  9. mary said on October 4th, 2009 at 10:16am #

    Life in Gaza September, 2009. Nobody allowed in. Nobody allowed out. No goods allowed in even pencils.

    Gaza’s water supply near collapse
    Mel Frykberg, The Electronic Intifada, 17 September 2009
    RAMALLAH, occupied West Bank (IPS) – The International Committee of the Red Cross has warned that Gaza’s access to safe supply of drinking water could cease at any time. The World Health Organization (WHO) says outbreaks of disease could be triggered as a consequence.

    No windows, pens in Gaza’s classrooms
    Report, The Electronic Intifada, 10 September 2009
    GAZA CITY, occupied Gaza Strip (IRIN) – Some 1,200 students at al-Karmel High School for boys in Gaza City returned to class on 25 August without history and English textbooks, or notebooks and pens — all unavailable on the local market. Severe damage to the school, caused during the 23-day Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip which ended on 18 January, has yet to be repaired. Al-Karmel’s principal, Majed Yasin, has had to cover scores of broken windows with plastic sheeting.

    Gaza mothers, newborns struggle under siege
    Report, The Electronic Intifada, 25 August 2009
    GAZA CITY, occupied Gaza Strip (IRIN) – Inadequate infrastructure, lack of equipment and a shortage of hospital staff are contributing to the deterioration of hospital care for mothers and newborns in Gaza, according to a July 2009 assessment by the World Health Organization (WHO) in Jerusalem. WHO attributes the dismal state of Gaza’s healthcare system to the Israeli blockade since June 2007, when Hamas took over control of the territory.

    In Gaza, cancer sufferers get only painkillers
    Report, The Electronic Intifada, 20 August 2009
    GAZA CITY, occupied Gaza Strip (IRIN) – Arafat Hamdona, 20, has been confined to the cancer unit of al-Shifa, Gaza’s primary hospital, since he was diagnosed with maxillary skin tumors in June 2008. Red lesions protrude from his face, his features are distorted and his eyes swollen shut. “He is only given pain killers,” said Arafat’s father, Faraj Hamdona, explaining that it is all al-Shifa has to offer.

    and on

    and on

    Reports from the Electronic Intifada website.

  10. sid wright said on October 4th, 2009 at 10:18am #

    THE LYING GAME—as pioneered by joe goebbels and perfected by john pilger,mugla,b99, bozh and all the other jew haters that post on this site

  11. Danny Ray said on October 4th, 2009 at 10:40am #

    Sid, Sid, you are not supposed to call them Jew haters they will all say that they only hate Jews who don’t do right. of course they all think no Jew can do right. But then thats another matter. You could say that they only hate Jews who do not kiss their Collective Asses. They want jews to go back to the getto where they belong. They like the idea of Shylock as a jew but hate the idea of thinks like the Barak Armoured Brigade existing. If you are Jewish do not feel bad they want blacks to go back to the plantation where they belong (so they can be fed and cared for) and they want native americans to go back to the Res.

  12. Deadbeat said on October 4th, 2009 at 10:52am #

    Here’s the REAL reason why Chomsky and the “iconic” Left are against the boycott of Israel

  13. Deadbeat said on October 4th, 2009 at 11:10am #

    According to the article …

    So the complete total of U.S. grants and loan guarantees to Israel for fiscal 1997 was $5,525,800,000.

    If we use some of the arguments I’ve seen here on DV that means ALL U.S. taxpayers are “responsible” so then why is the Left not confronting Zionism in the United States. As a taxpayer, I certainly don’t want my money going to a RACIST nation who are KILLING “THERE OWN” PEOPLE.

    These so-called icons of the “Left” whose agenda is to protect Zionism a main reason why the Left is ill-prepared and too scattered (by design) to face the Capitalist crisis.

  14. Max Shields said on October 4th, 2009 at 11:24am #

    Deadbeat, Ok, fair enough, but did you hear, the US spends more than the rest of the world combined on military and is occupying three (Somalia, Afghanistan, and Iraq) sovereign nations with war and a fourth (Pakistan) with regular airstrikes? (not to mention the other 800 occupied through US bases.)

    If you’re going to complain about where “your tax dollars” are spent why not begin with the unconstitutional wars this nation wages and is NOW? How about the subsidization of high fossil commodity farming in lieu of more ecologically responsible low fossil non-commodity farming that yields as much and in some cases more than the high fossil agribusiness?

    Maybe, just maybe if you worried about the US tie to fossil (much of it tied to our food production), the deep connections between Israel and say Saudi Arabia may be a tad more apparent.

  15. Max Shields said on October 4th, 2009 at 11:42am #

    If you could, DB, speak to the points and avoid your tendency to throw everything into meaningless diatribes about (dare I even say it: Chomsky). Can you deal with the facts. Fossil is NOT simply the fuel of empire choice it is the ONLY fuel that can sustain it. And from there deal with the “life and death empire” issue of not mere access, but total control over this energy source.

    If you can address this without bringing in “Zionism” and “Chomksy”, I for one will be not only grateful but will respect our differing positions – fact base arguments can be productive.

  16. B99 said on October 4th, 2009 at 12:40pm #

    Actually Sid and Danny – whether I am a Jew hater or not is irrelevant. Defending a position on that issue is not what I write about here. But as long as we are on the subject I do have to admit that some of my best friends are COMMIE JEWS – alas, they are about the only ones that get it right.

    What I do see in your comments is a failure to engage the issues – and that’s pretty much because you have no valid arguments on your side – either legal or moral. But you won’t find ME saying Israeli Jews should go back anywhere, except out of the WB and back to Israel. You get that much – and no more.

  17. rosemarie jackowski said on October 4th, 2009 at 12:53pm #

    In an interview a while ago, Ahmadinejad had a suggestion. He said that since the Holocaust (notice that he recognizes that there was a Holocaust) happened in Germany, the State of Isreal should be located there.

  18. Deadbeat said on October 4th, 2009 at 1:00pm #

    Max Shield writes more ad hominem nonsense since he has little desire to confront Zionism where he lives — the United States.
    If you could, DB, speak to the points and avoid your tendency to throw everything into meaningless diatribes about (dare I even say it: Chomsky)

    The best way to put pressure on Israel is to STOP sending it $5 BILLION of U.S. taxpayer tribute. I guess Max Shields doesn’t mind talking out of two sides of his mouth. Notice that Max Shields would rather attack me and defend Chomsky rather than address the point of the article that I posted.

  19. balkas b b said on October 4th, 2009 at 1:06pm #

    deadbeat,
    The left in canada had been infiltrated by supporters of israel. However, about 15-20% of people who vote for New Democratic Party [NDP] appear as true lefttist
    We, being a small minority, while governed on federal level by two corporate parties, cldn’t even delay our war against iraq let alone prevent it.
    Judging by recent prez election, the left in US may consist of less than 2% of US pop; probably infiltrated by self-serving people and other antisocialists.
    Can u, if my evaluation is correct, elucidate us on your implied affirmitation that the Left in US wld have prevented wars or obtained health care because if it hadn’t been s’mwhat weakened.

    I think, tho, that in order to prevent a war or bring on healthcare, one wld need at least 200mn americans [s

  20. Don Hawkins said on October 4th, 2009 at 2:21pm #

    Bozh in so many words are you saying that only a few people and that would be Worldwide are kind of playing a game with each other and about 99.99% of the rest of us I guess we the people have little to say in these wars, policy, economic system, and now in the year 2009 our thoughts because of TV and business are being controlled to support these few people and very soon just the act of telling the truth will put you in a reeducation camp and or noise generator as a start to see if that will work. If this could be true I wonder if the so called leaders who must have a special gene believe all the things they preach to us again we the people. I can’t see how. The last time I checked California is still burning, Australia there summer is coming up the ice cap is melting crops down 20% in 2009 the economy not coming back anytime soon could be the crazy system we use a couple of wars going on we the people seem a tad bit confused extreme weather events on the rise the bank’s have money/debt the leader here in the States great with words the Congress fighting and lying like dog’s coal is where we get 50% of our energy the tar sands use a little water the rain forests do we still have rain forests and the few still play the game. I guess it’s fun and great perk’s. To bad we can find another planet far far away so they could play there did anybody invent a beam machine yet you know a transporter could be one answer. I know if that could happen who would take there place? Let’s see if we could just maybe we don’t need leaders or maybe a machine could run the show, no kind of the way it work’s or doesn’t work now. It’s Sunday day of rest.

  21. Don Hawkins said on October 4th, 2009 at 2:34pm #

    I forgot and these so called leaders who seem to enjoy playing the game at least once a year all meet in Paris or maybe Copenhagen and are the best of friends and have dinner. Doesn’t work like that ok they all put there money in a Swiss bank. On a planet far far away…….

  22. Max Shields said on October 4th, 2009 at 3:41pm #

    So, Deadbeat you just can’t deal with the issue. The US spends trillions on endless war and you can’t deal with it. (Do you even know what the term ad hominem means? Apparently not.

    You’re limited in the extreme. I thought you called yourself deadbeat because you DON’T pay taxes. Maybe there’s another reason.

    But your inability to deal with what I posted is telling, as are all your Zionist-centric diatribes. If a pipe broke in your dwelling, you’d say it was the Zionists who did it. Your beyond any sense of rational discourse.

  23. Mulga Mumblebrain said on October 4th, 2009 at 4:48pm #

    B99, sid and danny are just smearers-its what their type do best, although danny adds a little touch of militaristic bombast as well. Actually Danny, the ‘Barak Armoured Brigade’ neither impress nor intimidate me. I just think that they ought to leave off attacking defenceless civilians, the IDF and the US armed forces’ real speciality. I don’t think you’d be quite so quick with the braggart strutting if the enemy was as well equipped, but there’s nothing the US or Israeli military hate more than a fair fight. Just look how well the Talib are doing, not to mention Hezbollah in 2006. If only they had an air-force too, I reckon that the US military would be scuttling home,pronto.
    As for ‘Jew-hatred’, this is invariably a smear, meant to silence and intimidate, emanating from a virulent Islamophobe of some type-you know the sort of creep who defends Israel’s brutish levelling of Gaza and the one hundred to one death-toll inflicted there, as a fully equipped modern military apparatus slaughtered defenceless civilioans. The Zionazi fundies, of course, welcome ‘Jew-hatred’ and do everything they can, through their thuggish arrogance, open contempt for the rest of humanity, and murderous brutality, to foster it. ‘Jew-hatred’ is useful cement, I think the Nazis talked of ‘blood-cement’, to bind Jewry together in the task of establishing Eretz Yisrael by stealing the land of others and ethnically cleansing them. Labelling decent world opinion, repulsed by Israeli brutality, duplicity and arrogant assertion, as mere ‘Jew-hatred’ is contemptible, mendacious and simply wicked, but it works every time. As an unabashed admirer of decent Jews, of Einstein, the Menuhins, Oistrakh, Noam Chomsky, and, above all, Karl Marx and the other Marx Brothers, the accusation of ‘Jew-hatred’ is simply mirth-inducing. Even the Jews who act in frankly evil manner, in pursuit of the Zionist empire in Eretz Yisrael, I feel far more contempt for than hatred. I’d love to see many of them arraigned for their crimes against humanity, but most of all I’d love to see them just stop, cease desecrating international humanitarian law and finish with the child-murder. That’s my dearest wish.

  24. balkas b b said on October 4th, 2009 at 5:16pm #

    Don,
    U cld be right about 99.99 of us having effectively zero politico-military power in almost all lands and not just in US.
    The final solution [or it seesm final] has been achieved in US 400 yrs ago.
    The astounding [or shocking] achievement appear to have been obtained only per two factors: an interpretative writ that nobody understands, called constitution and the establishement of a branch of governance called supreme court.
    All writs are interpretative and not just constitutions. This includes mein kampf, bible, quran, communist manifesto of 1848.

    According to some thinkers or even scientists, the meaning of any inferrential statement; such as a promise, accusation, condemnation, law, etc., is not in the words nor statements but in people.

    That’s the key: the meanings [intent, aim, goal] is in the body-minds of the people who wrote those statements. And if we live forever, we cannot determine or ever know what they meant.
    We can only conclude what the writers of any constittution meant, but never ever know.
    Having this in mind, one cld write thousands of constitutions, but if dick, tom, and harry interpret it and not 250mn americans, one get’s what one get’s in US: near-total enserfment of at least 99.99% of people. tnx

  25. balkas b b said on October 4th, 2009 at 5:26pm #

    People who ‘defend’ [one actually cannot defend israel] israel are treating us as precribed by their ‘holy’ books and reveal to us jewstorical record.
    Lucky for us, the record appears solely jewstorical narrative.
    Folks, rejoice! Jewstorical record appears respected or believed by ab. 5mn people out of near seven bn. tnx

  26. Lance Watson said on October 4th, 2009 at 5:27pm #

    Mulga Mumblebrain said on October 3rd, 2009 at 3:32pm #
    I think Uri Avnery has written a fine piece. He clearly outlines the vicious, racist double-standard of the Judaic Reich, and the manner in which the bought and sold vermin of the Western political establishment have adopted it word for word. It is the same in Australia. The media is dominated by a Likudnik mentality, the political parties fall over themselves to defend Israel, no matter how vile its crimes, and little snippets of useful information, such as the revelation that half our ten richest family fortunes are controlled by Jews (1% of the population), ‘generous political contributors’ all, goes unmentioned, ever……..

    ….That Western leaders can join this evil racist crusade, that values one Jew above thousands of faceless, nameless, Palestinian untermenschen, whose illegal arrests, illegal imprisonments and torture, absolutely universal in the hell-holes of Israeli prisons, shows that the diabolical poison of Zionazi racism has now infested the Western power elite universally. Israel is a cancer, and its infernal metastases have spread throughout the West, presaging an era of wars of mass murder and sheer xenophobic hatred. We have all been compulsorily recruited to the Judaic war against the Islamic world, where women, children and old men may be brutalised, starved, driven mad by years of savage mistreatment before being barbecued with white phosphorus, and these victims are to be abused as ‘terrorists’ while the pitiless, racist, killers are worshipped as paragons of every virtue.

    Here is an interesting take on zionism and Chomsky.

    PHISHNA

    http://www.therebel.org/opinion/race/the_center_of_the_matrix_2009091546054/

    The Center of the Matrix

    How did this all start?

    Imagine a religion born of hate. Imagine that this hatred was so intense that it followed humanity through time and still is affecting the world today. Imagine that this hate was codified into religious law and became the basis of our reality today. That religion is Judaism, the most hateful memeplex every invented by the human mind.

    In a nutshell, Judaism is a tribal code of hate toward all other tribes, it is hate for that which is outside of itself.

    Hate is the result of one thing and only one thing: the loss of control either real or imagined. If you really think about what hate actually is, it is the perception of loss of control.

    The emotion of hatred is also based on fear, it is fear expressed. War is this mind fear expressed into the physical realm. The reason that the world is so preoccupied with war is that Jews dominate the mental planes. The Jew money machine and the wars waged to prop it up are second order results of the Jewish “spirit” of hate codified into law. Even the unconstitutional war in Iraq is “legal” under our current mindspell.

    We might have been taught that murder is immoral and against god’s commandments, but the truth is we love war because of our mindset. War is our anger expressed, so what is causing this anger, what is making us so angry and hateful that we are willing to spend our time waging war? Good question, to find the answer go find a happy person who was not taught the Bible.

    We can also say unequivocally that hate is the opposite of love. The emotion of hatred is the starting point of Judaism and the devil is in the details.

    Hatred toward an individual or hatred toward a rival tribe was later expressed as hatred toward rival nation states. Like any memeplex, Judaism keeps evolving toward more perfect hate, that’s why post Torah holy books like the Talmud and Protocols are more and more radical. Some say the Protocols are a forgery, but the truth about the Jews is how the Jews behave right now toward the Palestinians and how they treat America, exactly like the code in the Protocols.

    Hate and fear share the same bed. If one fears and hates then obsession to control becomes a logical expression that emotion. As the tribe spread out across the planet they tried to control everything, the Jews more than any other group are control freaks. Thus Jews seek money and political power so as to control others because of their intense fear of persecution. But this leads to a self feedback loop of persecution of the would be controllers, who persecute those in the lands the Jews control. The rival population is then forced to deal with the Jewish occupiers by either expelling or killing them probably primarily in economic downturns. This phenomenon is happening again, every day thousands and thousands of more people want the Jews dead. Only a fool doesn’t see where this is going, the Jews are going to ratchet up control and the peoples of the world are going to react by exterminating the Jews.

    The Jewish holy books reflect the tribe’s emotions, because writing is a reflection of one’s spirit, Jewish writings reflect this fear and hate. The Jewish holy books are collection of vengeful memes to control and manipulated people outside of their tribe, that is, everyone who isn’t born a Jew. So as Judaism evolved, diabolical control of rival tribes became inevitable. That lead to the present moment where 4,000 years of Judaism is now controlling and destroying American liberty. Old time religion is making a comeback.

    Later still, the “terminator” religion Zionism arose out of the ashes of many self deceptions. The Jews refuse to see that they are the cause of their own suffering, that programmed hate leads to certain consequences, that denial is not the road to self healing. Zionism is the final “end times” insane expression of Jewish supremacism and hate. With Zionism, Judaism flowers into its logical conclusion, a fascist political movement that spreads death over the entire planet.

    So to blame only Zionism is really short sighted and foolish. Yet this is what so many commentators do, they limit the perception to Zionism or corporatism. Left wing gate keepers like Noam Chomsky blames corporations yet fails to connect that the corrupt American corporations are owned by Jews and that the policies are constructed in accordance to the Jews master plan of total domination. Chomsky describes the problem totally outside Jewish financial domination, as if you could separate the two….

  27. Annie Ladysmith said on October 4th, 2009 at 10:53pm #

    Yeah! Watson, you are such a ignoramous i would not normally respond to such drivel, however, since you havn’t a clue about what is in the Bible i’ll just keep the list very short. Please understand i do not want to discuss this further with a person of your willful immature ignorance.

    Old Test: 1) treat the strangers among you as you would yourselves, remembering that you were once slaves in Egypt.
    2) What is required of you is to take care of widows and orphans and treat each other fairly with honest business practices (weights and measures). These are the sacrifices that count. 3) He who seeks good, finds goodwill.

    New Test: 1) Bless those that curse you and do good to those who use and mistreat you. 2) Love God, and love your neighbor as you do yourself, all the commandments are summed up in this. 3) Abba, forgive them, they do not in any way understand what they do.

    You might consider that you have a nesting cluster within your mind that prevents you from rational understanding of Biblical truths. It is from evil entities who are interdimensional and you may be rendered lobotomized, or soul-scalped, by these clusters. If you react with undue rage to this, that would certainly be a symptom.

  28. Annie Ladysmith said on October 4th, 2009 at 11:02pm #

    SOCIALISM/SALVATION/USA-GUY WHERE DID YOU GO! COME BACK! I MISS YOUR BIG LETTERS! I’M SORRY I CALLED YOU A FAT WOMAN. PLEASSSSE COME BACK! i respect that you are fighting for socialism, we do not all see things the same way, that makes it interesting. WRITE SOON!!!

  29. Lance Watson said on October 4th, 2009 at 11:09pm #

    Mulga Mumblebrain said on October 4th, 2009 at 4:48pm #

    ….As for ‘Jew-hatred’, this is invariably a smear, meant to silence and intimidate, emanating from a virulent Islamophobe of some type-you know the sort of creep who defends Israel’s brutish levelling of Gaza and the one hundred to one death-toll inflicted there, as a fully equipped modern military apparatus slaughtered defenceless civilioans. The Zionazi fundies, of course, welcome ‘Jew-hatred’ and do everything they can, through their thuggish arrogance, open contempt for the rest of humanity, and murderous brutality, to foster it. ‘Jew-hatred’ is useful cement, I think the Nazis talked of ‘blood-cement’, to bind Jewry together in the task of establishing Eretz Yisrael by stealing the land of others and ethnically cleansing them. Labelling decent world opinion, repulsed by Israeli brutality, duplicity and arrogant assertion, as mere ‘Jew-hatred’ is contemptible, mendacious and simply wicked, but it works every time. As an unabashed admirer of decent Jews, of Einstein, the Menuhins, Oistrakh, Noam Chomsky, and, above all, Karl Marx and the other Marx Brothers, the accusation of ‘Jew-hatred’ is simply mirth-inducing. Even the Jews who act in frankly evil manner, in pursuit of the Zionist empire in Eretz Yisrael, I feel far more contempt for than hatred. I’d love to see many of them arraigned for their crimes against humanity, but most of all I’d love to see them just stop, cease desecrating international humanitarian law and finish with the child-murder. That’s my dearest wish.

  30. sid wright said on October 5th, 2009 at 1:58am #

    so now you know

    All pigs must die
    because they descend from Jews:
    According to Egyptian Islamic scholar

    All pigs alive today are descendants of the Jews who were turned into pigs by Allah, according to a senior Egyptian religious leader. Since all pigs are descendants of Jews, it is obligatory to kill all pigs, says Sheikh Ahmed Ali Othman.

    Presumably if pigs were merely animals, they would not face destruction. It is their Jewish ancestry that condemns them to death.

    The Jordanian newspaper Al-Hakika al-Dawliya adds that this is not the only opinion. It cites Sheikh Ali Abu Al-Hassan, head of the Fatwa Committee at Al-Azhar [Sunni Islamic university], who believes that all the Jews who were turned into pigs by Allah died out without reproducing, and therefore there is no relationship between today’s pigs and Jews.

    The following is the transcript from Al-Moheet Arab News Network:

    “CAIRO — Sheikh Ahmed Ali Othman, supervisor of the Da’awa [Islamic Indoctrination] of the Egyptian Waqf [Islamic Holy places], has issued a Religious Ruling (Fatwa) that pigs in our time have their origins in Jews who angered Allah, such that He turned them into monkeys, pigs, and Satan-worshippers, and it is obligatory to kill and slaughter them [the pigs].

    Othman based his ruling on the respected Quranic verse, ‘Say [to the People of the Book - Jews and Christians], Come and I shall make known to you who receives the worst retribution of all from Allah: those whom Allah has cursed and upon whom He has poured His wrath, whom He has made into monkeys and pigs, and who have served abominations. Their place is worst of all, and their deviation is the greatest of all…’ (Quran, sura 5, verse 60)

    Sheikh Othman noted that this verse concerning the nation of the prophet Moses descended [from Allah to the Quran], and the books of commentary confirm this. There are two opinions among the Ulama [Islamic scholars] in this regard: The first is that the Jews, whom Allah transformed and turned into pigs, remained in that state until they died, without producing descendants. The other opinion is that the Jews who turned into pigs multiplied and produced descendants, and their line continues to this day. Sheikh Othman also cited Hadiths (traditions attributed to Muhammad) as support…

    The Jordanian newspaper Al-Hakika al-Dawliya quoted Othman: “I personally tend towards the view that the pigs that exist now have their origins with the Jews, and therefore their consumption is forbidden in the words of Allah: ‘A carcass, and blood, and the flesh of a pig are forbidden to you….’ Moreover, our master Jesus, peace be unto him – one of the tasks that he will fulfill when he descends to earth is the killing of the pigs, and this is proof that their source is Jewish.

    Sheikh Othman said that whoever eats pig, it’s as if he ate meat of an impure person, and stressed that this Religious Ruling is backed by the Islamic Sages of Al Azhar, but they are afraid to say this publically… so the Sages won’t be accused of Anti-Semitism.

    Sheikh Ali Abu Al-Hassan, head of the Fatwa Committee at Al-Azhar [Sunni Islamic university], said that the first view is accurate, because when Allah punishes a group of people he punishes only them. When Allah grew angry with the nation of Moses, He turned them into pigs and monkeys as an extraordinary punishment… but they died out without leaving descendants.”

  31. Mulga Mumblebrain said on October 5th, 2009 at 2:27am #

    So, sid, what’s your point? Obviously some Islamic scholars, just like some Rabbis, Torah Sages and ‘Christian ministers’ are nasty lunatics. I could bore you senseless with similar craziness from Judaic extremists, calling for the extermination of the Palestinians, the Arabs, even the USA, as the Amalekites, God’s great enemy, who the Jews have a religious obligation to exterminate to the last babe in arms. I suppose you are quoting this detestable lunacy as some sort of excuse or exculpation for the dispossession, ethnic cleansing and mass murder of the Palestinians. If so you are a moral imbecile. If not, and are just drawing our attention to one of the lunatic doctrines of the monotheistic religious delusions, then I simply don’t see the point. As far as I’m concerned all the patriarchal monotheisms are psychic diseases, with some fine doctrines, and myriad odious ones. I find the various ‘priesthoods’ , in particular, singularly unpleasant and dangerous.

  32. b99 said on October 5th, 2009 at 7:26am #

    So Sid – your point would be that because there are people – even important people – in the Muslim world that hate Jews it follows that Israel is entitled to all of Palestine – and that the Palestinians (a nation, not a religion) should remove themselves from the region?

  33. bozhidar balkas vancouver said on October 5th, 2009 at 8:29am #

    calling s’mone a “scholar” doesnt prove that that s’mone is a serious and well-meaning observer.
    In fact, anyone evaluating that any god exists out there s’mwhere and not in his/her head, is very perilous person to self and others.
    Projecting one’s ‘god’s’ commands onto impious and other pious people
    appears the worst thing one can do.
    If this wasn’t bad enough, most or all of these delusional people even know what gods say.
    Is it any wonder that christians hate/kill christians and muslims; muslims hate/kill muslims and christians while talmudniks kill christians and muslims.
    And even worse news is, this may go on forever! Some scholars! Some teachings! tnx

  34. bozhidar balkas vancouver said on October 5th, 2009 at 9:03am #

    ladysmith,
    We are notorious for not learning from commands; yet also notorious for obeying them. Soldiers and pious people obey orders by commanding officers and priests w.o. a fleeting thought.
    And if one instantly obeys, one does not think and thus does not learn.
    I am using the word “learn” in its full symbolic value which means such a word is undefinable. It just is. And each person has an apsolute right to understand it as s/he understands it!

    This is a very interesting point. For if people knew that, they wld not ask priests or pols for ‘explanations’.

    Bible is full of commands, promises, and other wishful thinking. And injurious statements by far outnumber sensible ones.
    Eg, thou [a hebrew] shall have servants but will not serve nonhebrews.
    Tho shall lend money and not borrough it.
    Ye shall be light onto the world. Ye must not have other gods. Ye shall kill anyone who says there is no god. Thou shall kill all cananites, etc.

    Even jesus has been quotes as saying that, Ye shall always have poor among u. No god wld have said this. The rich and superich rejoice over that utterance.
    Meek shall inherit the earth. Tell that to starving/maimed/chidren in palestine iraq, and afgh’n!
    Jesus may have also said, I came to uphlod the law and prophets. Which means he approbated killings of canaanites and welcomes present killings of palestinians. tnx

  35. mary said on October 5th, 2009 at 10:25am #

    Mulga – ref ‘priesthoods’. There’s a very dangerous one residing in BC Canada who is sending out these missives including this to a friend. Never mind the quality – feel the length!

    CHRISTIANS FOR MOSES MINISTRIES

    To: (name deleted)

    NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SENTENCE BY ECCLESIASTICAL COURT
    Sir:

    Reliable sources in the Anglican community have informed Christians for Moses Ministries that you are committing slander against the holy state of Israel and its holy Jewish people, singing the praises of Palestinian Islamic terrorists and committing an assorted variety of other related reactionary activities. Our disciples in London corroborate this news. This constitutes a disproportionate abuse of your Christian upbringing and calls into question your British residency.
    Review by our Investigations Department of the evidence submitted in your dossier clearly reveals that the views and activities you have adopted on behalf of the enemies of Israel are obscene and racist. Moreover, and more to the point, they are a gross provocation to the sensibilities of our 55,000 world-wide membership of devout Christians who are enraged by your deliberately stoking the fires of anti-Semitism in the public domain.
    We have also taken note that as 200 Darfur African Blacks are being daily slaughtered in the Arab Sudan, such that this Islamic-supported genocide has to date taken 350,000 lives and ethnically cleansed 2.5 million Blacks, you act as a stooge of the Palestinian Islamic terrorists, engaging in a demonization and negation of the holy Jewish people and their Zionist state.
    I want you to realize that your outrageous behaviour is unforgiveable. Zionist Israel is a revolutionary micro-state whose existence has permeated the world with universal morality.
    Today, Zionist Israel is surrounded by 21 backward Arab countries dominated by a jihadist, imperialist culture seeking Islamic hegemony over the Middle East and beyond. Along with the Hamas Gazan junta, these feudal Arab regimes daily repress their populations and incite them to support their quest for the genocide of Israel’s 6 million Jews. They have now been joined by the Persian imperialist Shiites of Iran and their Hezbollah Shiite lackeys in Lebanon in this goal.
    Your active support of these neo-fascists is a result of your absorption of a Judeophobic ideology which has brainwashed dysfunctional radicals such as yourself into supporting the ultra right- wing Islamic fundamentalists in the Holy Land and their terrorist masters in Damascus and Tehran as well as the criminal Fatah gang in Ramallah. This is utterly revolting. Especially since international Islamic finance capital bankrolls these feudal reactionaries. And more to the point, particularly since Islam is a religion founded on wars of colonial settler occupation.
    We have also found that you do not demonstrate any originality in your heinous assertions that the Arabs of the Land of Israel, who have conducted pogroms of extermination for four centuries against the indigenous Jews of the Holy Land, are victims rather than aggressors.
    This claim is a lie.
    You merely parrot the sacrosanct foundational mythology invented by the Arab League and recycled by the Palestinian Arab war criminals in Ramallah and Gaza.
    Everyone knows that the homeland of the Arabs of Palestine is Arabia. In 638 A.D. these imperialists invaded Palestine and stole by force the Holy Land from the aboriginal Jews tilling the soil there. In quick order, they installed the worst apartheid regime the world has ever known against Jews and Christians. Untold thousands of Jews were massacred in Safed, Tiberias, Hebron and Jerusalem over the centuries in a slow-motion genocide by these barbarians. The holy places of the Jews — the Tomb of Joseph in Nablus and the Shalom Synagogue in Jericho, the Tomb of Rachel in Efrat, the Tombs of the Sages in Tiberias, the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, David’s Tomb on Mount Zion and the Temple Mount in Jerusalem — were desecrated by these Arab usurpers.

    The Turkish and Syrian archives are overflowing with details of these genocidal massacres committed by the fellaheen Arabs and Bedouin of Palestine.

    Furthermore, the remaining Jewish survivors, especially in Nablus, Gaza, Ramleh and Acre became the objects of a wholesale ethnic cleansing campaign until the Western Powers intervened on their behalf. Finally, with the collusion of the British imperialists after World War I, the Arabs were allowed to steal Eastern Palestine or 78 per cent of the country and rename it Trans-Jordan, leaving the Jews and the remaining Arabs in Western Palestine with 22 per cent.

    In their war of aggression in 1948, the Arab Palestinian gangs and their fraternal Arab invading armies from Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Trans-Jordan and Iraq militarily sought 100 per cent of Palestine but were repulsed by the virtually unarmed, gallant and successful resistance fighters of the Hebrew working class and Yiddish Holocaust survivors. However, the terrorist Arabs’ goal to this day remains a 100 per cent land grab of Palestine.

    In addition, the brutal Arabs of the Holy Land convinced their brethren in the nearly two dozen other Arab countries to massacre and ethnically cleanse their lands of Jewish inhabitants who lived there before the Arabs ever came on the scene — nearly a million Jews were brutally tortured and expelled from their homes in Morocco, Egypt, Syria, Yemen, Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon, Libya, Iraq, and Bahrain. These refugees were never compensated and the right of return was denied to them. You never raised your voice against this ethnic cleansing tragedy. Where is your conscience? Where are your objections? Where are your universal values? For shame!

    You also failed to commemorate the most horrific nakba experienced by the Palestinian people at the hand of the Hashemite ruler in September 1970. At that time, 20,000 Palestinians in refugee camps were butchered by Jordanian tanks. You write and say nothing about this because you are afraid the powerful Palestine Lobby will destroy you. Such cowardice on your part!
    Our congregants visited Gaza, Nablus and Bethehem last year. They found their fellow Christians living under the apartheid policies of the Palestinian Muslim Arabs. Churches there for hundreds of years have been fire-bombed and torched while the YMCAs in Qalqilya and Gaza city were razed to the ground, all because of Pope Benedict’s speech. An overt campaign of ethnic cleansing and forced conversions of the Christian population under Palestinian Muslim Arab control is in full swing. All true humanists must stop this atavistic campaign and support the national liberation of the Palestinian Christians of Armenian, Arab, Copt, Greek, Latin and Ethiopian descent from the so-called Palestinian people.

    For it is now abundantly clear to the entire world that Palestinianism is the insistence on an ethnically-exclusive state for ethnically-defined Arab Muslim people only. Palestinianism thrives only in alliance with the two Islamic imperialist powers — Iran and Syria.
    In light of the above, it is therefore concluded that the “facts” you adduce to justify the atrocities committed against the Jews of Israel by the maniacal Palestine Arabs are patent lies and malicious fabrications. The so-called Palestinian people are not enduring any brutal occupation but the Darfur Blacks are, followed by the Tibetans under China, the Tamils under Sri Lanka, Georgians and Chechens under Russia, Christians under the Palestinian Arabs, the Kurds under Turkey, the Basques under Spain, the Corsicans under France, the Lebanese Christians under Hezbollah, the Copts under Egypt and the Aborigines under Australia.

    Israel, in fact, maintains no “occupation”. Under the Camp David Accords of 1979, it turned over the Sinai to Egypt, and under the 1993 Oslo Accords it handed over Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip to the Palestinian Authority. In 2007, the Palestinian Hamas murderers staged a coup and illegally occupied the Gaza Strip, demonstrating their naked power. The presence of Israeli soldiers in parts of Judea and Samaria is due to national security reasons related to Palestinian Arab suicide bombers. Under international law, a nation is allowed to invoke the rule of self-defence against foreign attackers. You ought to have known that had the Palestinian Authority and Hamas stopped the suicide bombers and rocket attacks against Israel, there would now be a full peace between the Palestinian Arabs and the Palestinian Jews.

    Truly progressive forces the world over understand that, in the Koran, Allah and Muhammad stipulate the retrocession of the Land of Israel to the Jewish people through the assistance of righteous Muslims, in a Sura that the Palestinian Arabs wish to desperately hide. Why? Because they have been indoctrinated to become a key component of Islamic imperialism, which today is waging a global war to reconquer and recolonize the world it once occupied by the sword. This includes Spain and Eastern Russia. As a result, true progressives are duty-bound to vigorously support the international community’s boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign aimed at halting the Hamas junta’s continuing war crimes in Gaza and other international humanitarian law violations.

    Every week on world television screens the Palestinan Arabs slaughter each other in the West Bank and Gaza with ambushes, roof-top lynchings, bombings of hospitals, raping of Christian nuns, theft of business property, hoarding of fuel and flour for resale, horrific and unimaginable cruelty against intellectuals, and confiscation of tax monies to pay for smuggled weapons of war. The Islamic Hamas ruling clique has tortured and incarcerated thousands of Palestinian women, children and young men without access to Red Crescent visitations. Gaza has been turned into a vast concentration camp by Hamas which is subsidized by the Hitlerists in Tehran.

    The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights has documented the cruel exploitation and torture of children by the Hamas and Fatah gangs. Many are lured with bribes of money and visions of Paradise to become carriers of bomb vests fitted with nails and broken glass so that they can infiltrate Israel’s public squares. They then immolate themselves with their suicide bombs, massacring Israeli children in the process. Not a word has been written or uttered by you against this phantasmagoric orgy of death perpetrated by the brutal and satanic Palestinians.

    Muslim conquerors in history subjected Jews and Christians to their humiliating Sharia apartheid laws known as the dhimma. The Fatimid Caliph Hakim burnt their holy places and forcibly converted them to Islam. Hamas and Hezbollah are bourgeois racist Islamic movements, which like fascism, stand for aggressive chauvinist aspirations. Iran is a Hitlerist nation. It has declared its objective of annihilating the Jews of Israel and establishing annual conferences of “experts” to deny the Holocaust of 6 million Jews. Only a deviant radical like you could support such war criminals who massively violate the Fourth Geneva Convention and its Protocols.

    After Auschwitz and the numerous other concentration camps, no person on this earth is permitted to calumniate the holy Jewish people and their land with impunity. The holy Jewish people will never again be martyred by bestial fanatics wherever they may reside or whatever title they carry or whatever gender they proclaim. Persons like you that willingly prostitute themselves for Palestinian Arab terrorists and Islamic revanchism cannot escape responsibility for complicity in their war crimes.

    The International Christian Zionist Solidarity Network is committed to the heroic Zionist Jewish Israeli resistance against Palestinian neo-fascism. We proudly celebrate the 61st birthday of the holy state of Israel. Together with the holy Jewish people in Israel who today constitute the majority of the Jews in the entire world, we will never allow anti-Semites like you to harm holy Israel. We will hunt down and bring to justice the Palestinian war criminals and their supporters wherever they hide, just like the Nazis were hunted down and punished.

    On the basis of the above evidence, it is my solemn duty to inform you that our Ecclesiastical Court has issued an edict inscribing you as a SLANDERER OF ZION and a TERRORIST COLLABORATOR.
    This means that, ipso facto, you are an ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE.
    As a consequence, our disciples are now empowered to facilitate your removal from your places of employment and association.
    To this end, an application will be made in London to have the Home Office revoke your passport for consorting with fronts for proscribed Middle East terrorists who practise violence against Israeli civilians. In addition, your social security, medical and pension benefits may be forfeited entirely and your bank accounts frozen.

    In the meantime, we will proceed with the Justice Ministry in Israel to have you declared persona non grata in the Holy Land.

    The British and Israeli news media will be apprised of this edict, including your family and associates.

    Simultaneously, our disciples in Britain will be undertaking a close surveillance of your activities.

    Your sentence is accompanied by the Old Testament verse found in Genesis 12:3 in which the Lord says of the Jews:
    I will bless those who bless you
    I will curse those that curse you
    All the nations of the world
    Shall be blessed through you.
    May our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Son of Mary, have mercy upon you.

    You may wish to exercise your right to have this decree set aside. In such case, you are invited to submit a notarized affidavit renouncing your calumnies against the holy Jewish state, circulating a statement of support for the victory of the holy Jewish people in the Holy Land against their terrorist enemies to all your affiliated organizations and publishing it in the media, both online or offline, and paying our court costs of US $10,950.

    These proceeds are transmitted diligently to the victims of Arab terror organizations in Israel for the rehabilitation of Jewish youngsters with mutilated and limbless bodies who were savagely bombed on board Israel’s city buses and traumatized by the collective punishment inflicted by the indiscriminate mortar and rocket attacks on southern Israeli cities by your Palestinian Arab terrorist friends.

    * His Eminence The Very Rev. Charles J. Edgbaston, D.D., Ph.D.
    Chair, Christians for Moses Ministries Inc. and
    Rector, Zion College of Canada
    Penticton, B.C., Canada
    * Author:
    Christians and Jews Under Arab Apartheid Policies in Conquered Palestine
    The Arab Usurpation of the Holy Land
    Four Centuries of Arab Pogroms against Jews in Palestine
    A History of Palestinian Arab War Crimes, 1920 – 2003
    Mufti: The Nazi Collaboration of the Palestine Arabs (forthcoming)
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Copied as sent (I promise! you couldn’t make it up) and note the threats towards the end. Anyone else had one?

  36. bozhidar balkas vancouver said on October 5th, 2009 at 1:26pm #

    mary, no. I did not receive that letter. If i did i wld have never read it. I try yo boycott writings of any cultist or aperson who is for two-state solution or solely one, the ‘jewish’! tnx

  37. MEBOSA RITCHIE said on October 5th, 2009 at 2:40pm #

    MARY—at long last–a decent copy and paste posting. i hadn’t received this this wonderful letter but now thanks to you i have. this guy sums up the whole kernel of the israel arab conflict namely the arabs constant refusal to allow any jewish or indeed non muslim presence in the middle east.
    it won’t matter how many concessions israel gives the arabs it will not be enough and they will sacrifice their people,civilians,2 legged animals–whatever one calls them for their persistent hatred of the jew
    end of story
    israel may as well remain in the whole of the area they currently hold

  38. B99 said on October 5th, 2009 at 4:09pm #

    Mebosa – Arabs ARE Christians. Arab is not a religious designation.

    Israel has given no concessions. As the early Zionists made clear – they came to establish a state for Jews – not for Jews and Gentiles. Thus Jews, came only to take – and they have done only that.

    In as much as Jews will not make any concessions – they may yet have to make the ultimate concession – and go back to wandering.