Saturday, December 27, 2008



Israel's latest Massacre of Palestinians

Harold Pinter

Israel's latest Massacre of Palestinians

Back in 1967, my Jewish roommate and best friend, Joel, and I, were, with our immature, American media brainwashed minds, actually considering volunteering to fight with the Israeli Defense Forces against the Arab States in the Israeli inspired war of that year. Not many years after, having experienced the lies fed to American youth during the Viet Nam War period, I investigated in some detail the history of the European Jewish Zionist colonial aggression against the people of Palestine. It turned out that the real terrorists were pre-holocaust European Jews, posing as Semites from biblical Palestine, who planned as early as the late 1800’s to steal as much of Palestine as possible for a religiously oriented Jewish state or “Homeland.” They rationalized their claim on the Palestinian's land using false or distorted religious history.

The history is much too much to detail here, but for beginners, see:,M1
See also my blog:

Since the ’67 war, it has been all down hill for the Palestinians and anyone who would dare support them, including Americans and neighboring Arab States, in particular, Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq, as well as the Persian State of Iran. The American supported Israeli massacres and war crimes are also too numerous to mention, but one cannot let them pass, including today’s disruption of the Christmas season of “Peace and Goodwill” to humankind. This barbarism, some of the worst perpetrated by Israel since the '67 war, is supported by your tax dollars, so in essence, to the degree that we do not speak out against it, we are all complicit. See:

Today, in a disproportionate attack on the Palestinians, a massacre, carried out with American supplied weapons, Israel has killed well over two hundred Palestinians and wounded over 700 more. That is just the beginning, as they have said they have intentions to once again invade Gaza to root out their democratically elected government. The people slaughtered with missiles and the massive bombings were largely not the people responsible for ineffective attacks against the Israeli occupation, and many were women or children. That is the Israeli pattern. Since the cease fire ended recently, and prior to the Israeli assault, not a single Israeli had died from the pathetically inaccurate, makeshift low-tech “rockets” fired from Gaza. Only one Israeli has died from these "rockets" since Israel began its arial bombing and rocket attacks.

Bush, and perhaps the American puppet government of Egypt, have given their approval, and your savior, Barack Obama, isn’t likely to do anything about it when he becomes President, because he has already kissed AIPAC’s (American Israeli Public Affairs Committee) ass, and many of his close advisors and financial contributors are Zionist fellow travelers. He also supported Israel's criminal war against Lebanon earlier this year. AIPAC, through massive, strategically placed campaign contributions and threats, has bought the support of Congress and the Executive Branch, and the largely Zionist controlled media has brainwashed the American people to support Israel, so Israel has free reign to commit their barbaric acts without our resistance or even with our looking out for our own self-interest.

Today’s attacks will only increase world-wide terrorism, and the costs Americans and the rest of the world pay to support the criminal, religiously oriented (The Jewish State in domination of all other religions within their domain) regime of Israel. The so-called “War on Terror,” actually an illegal war on self-determination and legal resistance, continues unabated. Enjoy the consequences of the choices your government makes on your behalf. If anything, Israel has raised the specter of warfare spreading to Lebanon, Iran, syria, and perhaps even further.

If I know anything, it is that you, personally, will not know peace until the minority Jewish domination of the Palestinians, their neighbors, and of American politics is brought to an end.

The Cowardly, Barbaric, NAZI-like, Zionist State of Israel Commits Yet Another Massacre of Palestinians With American Supplied F-16s

Videos & Commentary On the Israeli Carnage Can Be Found at the Following Links:

Hamas News Conference on Israel’s Barbaric Disproportionate Attack:


At Least 230 Killed as Israel Destroys Police Stations Across the Gaza Strip
Over 700 Also Wounded as Barak Vows to Expand Operation "As Necessary"

Gaza massacres must spur us to action

By Ali Abunimah

The Electronic Intifada
27 December 2008

Massive Israeli air raids on Gaza
Israeli F-16 bombers have pounded key targets across the Gaza Strip, killing at least 225 people, local medics say.

Story from BBC NEWS:

Gaza Massacre

Israel’s Cynicism Supported by the West’s Complicity

Press release: 27.12.08

Today the Israeli army launched its long awaited strikes against the Gazan people, an unarmed, captive civilian population. The West, including the British government, has supported the last two years’ of blockade of the Palestinians in Gaza for the crime of exercising their democratic rights in a manner not to Israel’s liking. They have stood by while the people have been reduced to beggars dependent upon food aid, aid which has been consistently denied to them by Israel’s siege, resulting in malnutrition, trauma and deaths from medical neglect. This siege has been accompanied by regular military attacks on Palestinians in both Gaza and the West Bank as Israel is allowed to act with impunity. The passage of 100 trucks of aid yesterday, in the BBC’s words ‘to prevent Israel being accused of a causing humanitarian crisis’ is a cynical diversion which does not fool anyone despite the hopes of our cowardly leaders. The British government must condemn outright the current assault on Gaza, and immediately demand that the UN takes steps to end the siege with the restoration of full freedom of the borders of Gaza.

Analysis: Israel's Gaza assault

Speaking to Al Jazeera, commentators and political figures share their thoughts on the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip.
Osama Hamdan, Hamas representative in Lebanon

"I believe what happened today is a continuity of the Israeli collective crime against the Palestinians.

"What happened in the last three years, the Palestinians were suffering under the siege.
"The Israelis expected that the people will react against the resistance and against Hamas which didn't happen in the past three years. That means they have to start very tough actions against Hamas.

"They attack 32 positions in Gaza, we expect the casualties will ... reach 200 killings.

"There is a clear reaction of the Palestinians in Gaza. They are calling for revenge. They are asking for the Palestinian resistance to react against the occupation.

"I believe Israel is not learning the lesson. They don't know that this kind of aggressive attack against the Palestinians creates a new cycle of violence inside Palestine. It will not defeat the Palestinian resistance.

"We are talking about six decades of occupation and, until now, the Palestinian people are resisting. What has happened today in Gaza will not stop the resistance, will not defeat the Palestinian people. They will find themselves under a reaction from the resistance.

"The peace process has completely failed, so we have to talk about a new process in the region which is supposed to start from the restoring of Palestinian rights and the commitment towards those rights.

"No one will accept now any talk about a peace process, because everyone knows that the Palestinian people are fed up with 17 years of negotiation without any result.

"The second thing which I believe is happening every morning is that Palestinians believe that there is no solution unless there is a resistance."

Azzam Tamimi, director of the Institute of Islamic Political Thought

"If you remember what Tzipi Livni said in Egypt after her meeting with President Hosni Mubarak and the foreign minister, she made a clear warning, not just about a tit-for-tat attitude, but about a change in Gaza.

"That's why I suspect that the operation is not only intended to be limited, but aimed at toppling the regime in Gaza altogether, otherwise why would Israel target the police force?

"They are not the ones firing missiles in Israel - the police force keeps the order in Gaza. This is an operation that will create disorder and I suspect that Egypt and Ramallah are colluding in this.

"Israel would never have carried out such a massive attack had it not been for a green light from people that matter - for instance the United States, some of the European powers and also from Egypt and Ramallah.

"Hamas did not say it wanted the truce to be renewed, it wanted to renegotiate new terms for the truce. Hamas wanted a truce with the Israelis that would bring about the end to the siege.

"Unfortunately, because the Egyptian broker was a dishonest broker, siding by Israel and siding by Ramallah, the truce did not bring the most important dividend which was ending the siege.

"So Hamas said 'if you want to renew the truce, let's end the siege and open the crossings.' The Egyptians would not agree to this. The Israelis would not agree to this.

"The Israelis were not interested in renewing a truce. Cairo was determined to give Hamas a fatal blow and they gave the green light to Israel I suspect."

Mustafa Barghouthi, former Palestinian information minister

"Israel is not targeting Hamas alone. Israel is targeting the whole Palestinian population, which has left 200 families with dead sons, husbands and fathers.

"Gaza is left today with nothing, no bread, no oil, electricity and medication even to treat the injured people.

"This criminal attack is directed at the will of the Palestinian people. It's an effort to break the Palestinian demand for freedom, independence and justice.

"Israel is responsible for this escalation. There was a ceasefire that everybody respected, including Hamas, and it was Israel that violated that ceasefire ... to prepare the ground for this bloodshed which Israeli politicians are using as their form of competition in the Israeli elections.

"This is a criminal act, unprecedented, unacceptable and Israel would not have dared to go this far if it were not for the silence of the international community at these inhuman crimes.

"It's impossible to equate Hamas with Israel. All the rockets Hamas have shot have not killed a single Israeli till today.
"During the same year of the so-called Annapolis peace process, Israel killed 546 Palestinians, including 76 children, more than half of them in the West Bank.

"The aggression is from one side. Israel has probably the fourth-largest military in the world, it is the fourth-largest military-exporter in the world, it has nuclear heads.

"Today, it used 60 sophisticated jet fighters in Gaza who have nothing to defend themselves with.
"Israel wants this escalation to break the backbone of the Palestinian people, but they won't break us."

Bush Winks at Israel’s Slaughter in Gaza,
While Obama and Clinton Are Silent

By Matthew Rothschild
December 27, 2008 "The Progressive"

Harold Pinter

Lastly, it is noteworthy that the American media (including NPR/PBS),while commemorating the life of Nobel Prize winning author Harold Pinter after his recent passing, noted he was Jewish, but did not mention his total displeasure with the Zionist enterprise that is Israel. Pinter was a signatory to the following letter that appeared in The Guardian on April 30th of this year:

We're not celebrating Israel's anniversary
The Guardian, Wednesday 30 April 2008

In May, Jewish organisations will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel. This is understandable in the context of centuries of persecution culminating in the Holocaust. Nevertheless, we are Jews who will not be celebrating. Surely it is now time to acknowledge the narrative of the other, the price paid by another people for European anti-semitism and Hitler's genocidal policies. As Edward Said emphasised, what the Holocaust is to the Jews, the Naqba is to the Palestinians.

In April 1948, the same month as the infamous massacre at Deir Yassin and the mortar attack on Palestinian civilians in Haifa's market square, Plan Dalet was put into operation. This authorised the destruction of Palestinian villages and the expulsion of the indigenous population outside the borders of the state. We will not be celebrating.

In July 1948, 70,000 Palestinians were driven from their homes in Lydda and Ramleh in the heat of the summer with no food or water. Hundreds died. It was known as the Death March. We will not be celebrating.

In all, 750,000 Palestinians became refugees. Some 400 villages were wiped off the map. That did not end the ethnic cleansing. Thousands of Palestinians (Israeli citizens) were expelled from the Galilee in 1956. Many thousands more when Israel occupied the West Bank and Gaza. Under international law and sanctioned by UN resolution 194, refugees from war have a right to return or compensation. Israel has never accepted that right. We will not be celebrating.

We cannot celebrate the birthday of a state founded on terrorism, massacres and the dispossession of another people from their land. We cannot celebrate the birthday of a state that even now engages in ethnic cleansing, that violates international law, that is inflicting a monstrous collective punishment on the civilian population of Gaza and that continues to deny to Palestinians their human rights and national aspirations.

We will celebrate when Arab and Jew live as equals in a peaceful Middle East.
. . . Harold Pinter . . .

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