The So-called Only Democracy in the Middle East

In Israel, the so called ‘only democracy in the Middle East’, a journalist has been held under house arrest since December for leaking a story of Israeli barbarism. In the Jewish Democracy another prominent journalist had to run for his life for telling the truth about Israel’s murderous policies and its chief war criminals.

The Guardian reported that Anat Kam, 23, an Israeli journalist “has been under secret house arrest since December on charges that she leaked highly sensitive classified military documents that suggest the Israeli military breached a court order on assassinations in the occupied West Bank.”

Seemingly, in the ‘Jews only democracy’, people are put under house arrest even when they are trying to suggest a breach of the state’s High Court’s orders. (Even kosher citizens)

Anat Kam, 23, goes on trial in two weeks on treason and espionage charges and could face up to 14 years in jail. In the ‘democratic’ Jewish state, a court-imposed gagging order is preventing media coverage of the arrest and charges in Israel. I am left puzzled here as it seems Israelis can be prosecuted for reporting illegal activities.

A Haaretz leading journalist, Uri Blau, who has also been linked to the case, has had to escape Israel. He is now in London, apparently for fear he will be targeted for his reporting.

In November 2008, Blau reported in Haaretz that the IDF had been carrying out assassinations of Palestinian militants in the West Bank in contravention of an Israeli high court ruling, which said efforts should be made first to arrest suspected militants rather than assassinating them.

According to Blau the IDF chief General Gabi Ashkenazi allegedly approved the assassination operations. The Haaretz piece was accompanied by copies of military documents but it was approved by the military censor before publication.

I am here to suggest that if America still insists to ‘democratize the world’, it may have to start with its ‘best ally’. Time may also be ripe for neocon British Foreign Secretary David Miliband who advocates ‘liberal interventionism’, to face the fact that the Jewish state, the state that lists him as one of its Propaganda (Hasbara) authors, is no less than a Tyranny inspired by a deep Talmudic intolerance.

Gilad Atzmon, now living in London, was born in Israel and served in the Israeli military. He is the author of The Wandering Who and Being in Time and is one of the most accomplished jazz saxophonists in Europe. He can be reached via his website. Read other articles by Gilad, or visit Gilad's website.

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  1. goodwin sands said on April 3rd, 2010 at 9:15am #

    Atzmon misunderstands — or intentionally distorts — the meaning of the list at Somebody’s made a collection of pro-Israel things people have said. Atzmon presents this list as if everyone on it was (a) part of some organization (b) that the list of authors represents some sort of official “membership” and (c) that that organization is run by Israel itself. None of these is true.

    And once again Atzmon uses “Talmudic” as if it were an insult.

  2. Kim Petersen said on April 3rd, 2010 at 9:42am #

    How so?

  3. Don Hawkins said on April 3rd, 2010 at 10:00am #

    And the battle rages on from the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.

  4. Rehmat said on April 3rd, 2010 at 10:12am #

    Once again, Gilad Atzmon twists the tail of the “Elephant in the Room”. However, I wish (I told him earlier) Gilad Atzmon stop calling the Zionist entity as the “Jewish State”, because it’s not. It doesn’t someone to be a Torah scholar to know that how could Israel be a “Jewish state” when its capital has 280 brothels and its Army, Tourism and Holocaust industry uses pornography to advertise them?

    In 2006 – Michael Lucas 37 (born as Andrei Bregman in Moscow), a Jewish-American porn actor for the last 11 years, while on visit to entertain the Israel Occupation Force (IOF), was quoted: “I will expose the reality that the people of Israel face right now, especially the gay Israelis, who are targeted by the hate of Hezbollah.” Some readers may consider it Lucas’ ignorance of the true story behind the Israeli-Hizbollah conflict – but for the Israeli Hasbara (propaganda) thugs – it was considered a good public relation (PR) piece. The Israelis do pride themselves for calling Tel Aviv as The Pink City.

  5. bozh said on April 3rd, 2010 at 10:44am #

    at least a few people say one can compare one book containing broadly, science 1 with another book containg science 2.
    Thus, mein kampf or my campaign-plan, can be compared with bible, quran, torah-talmud. They contain plans, wishes, conclusions, halflies, etc.
    All these books are really ideating; containing instructiveness- destructiveness, good advice, bad advice, hatred, some ideology, science 1,2,3, etc.
    Now, i`m sure that all slavs, roms, ‘jews’ don`t like mein kampf. But most or at least some of the slavs, et al don`t like torah nor talmud.

    Both of these books contain awful material. So exposing this is a must if we are to set up a better society.
    So try to be constructive. Above all else, free speech shl be lauded and not impeded.
    Let`s have at least one crow in among even 100 parrots. One in two shld be even better and hundred crows to one parrot shdl be still bettermore. tnx

  6. mary said on April 3rd, 2010 at 1:00pm #

    The inclusion of Miliband’s name in this list must give great concern to the citizens of the UK. We know that most of the parliamentarians have dual allegiance to Israel by way of their membership of the Friends of Israel lobbies, but the Foreign Secretary! Surely treason?

    Something good for the besieged people of Gaza is happening next month.

    April 3, 2010

    Istanbul, Turkey – Following months of preparation, a coalition bringing together a number of organizations and movements working to break Israel’s illegal blockade on Gaza was announced yesterday in Istanbul.

    The coalition, comprised of the Turkey-based IHH (Insani Yardim Vakfi) organization, the European Campaign to End the Siege on Gaza (ECESG), the Greek Ship to Gaza campaign, the Swedish Ship to Gaza campaign and the Free Gaza Movement, will launch a flotilla of ships laden with cargo, media, parliamentarians, celebrities and activists to Gaza next month.

    The 1200 tonne cargo ship is being renamed Rachel Corrie. RIP dear Rachel.

  7. Rehmat said on April 4th, 2010 at 7:37am #

    Hi Mary – Gaza under Hamas, though seiged by IsraHell and the ZOGs – is doing much better than the West Bank under West’s only “Palestinian negotiating authority”.

  8. mary said on April 4th, 2010 at 7:55am #

    Hope s0 Rehmat.

    The London protestors against Cast Lead haven’t done so well though. This is a comment I left on Craig Murray’s blog this morning.
    I was at most of the protests outside the Israeli Embassy in January 2009 whilst the atrocities of Cast Lead were being enacted on the civilian population of Gaza.

    The protests were entirely peaceful until the riot police in their gear arrived (with their barking dogs) moving forward to compress the crowd who had filled that narrow part of Kensington High Street. I observed them following orders over their walkie talkies. I had left before the violent scenes took place but it was obvious from the many videos and reporting that kettling had taken place and that there was police violence.

    75 young people have been arrested (hear about the dawn raids and handcuffing in the video) and many have been given draconian prison sentences by a Judge John Denniss at Isleworth Crown Court. There has been very little reporting in the MSM needless to say.

    I missed this piece on Newsnight but thank goodness for Joanna Gilmore who has made a study of what took place and the sentencing.

    This from Medialens –
    Are The UK Police and Courts Out Of Control?
    Posted by redadare on April 4, 2010, 7:46 am

    In case you are thinking of joining the next free Gaza demo, prepare yourself for the full force of the UK police state.

    Newsnight (!!!) reports on an investigation by Joanna Gilmore, Lecturer at Manchester University, into the protests against Operation Cast Lead last year, this is what was found.

    “Disproportionate number of people arrested”

    “Of the 75 people arrested, 65 were charged with violent disorder, … is one the most serious public disorder offences”

    “Jake Smith was lucky to have a laywer who’d spent hours unpaid going through the videos, yet the lawyer was then legally forbidden from sharing what he saw with other defendants”

    “People were charged separately with seperate trials … an undertaking that which I’ve not seen the like of before, that we were not allowed to disclose our video evidence to anybody else”

    “Almost all of those charged were Muslims. They were generally young Muslims”

    “Most people were arrested in dawn raids, where the police targetted particular communities ”


    Definitely a deterrent to future protests. Is there a police state? Have we got a Fascist government? Are NuLabour pro Israeli? Is the Pope a Catholic?

  9. Haggai One Nine said on April 5th, 2010 at 10:08pm #

    It just goes to show you how artful the British Dodger has been! All those years ago (1915 to be precise), he started The Lie that he was “here to help the Arabs” and all the king”s horses and all the king’s men believed it!!

    And still we are amazed at the revelation of the Police State in Great Britain!