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Wendy Campbell: The Secret Relationship Between Israel and Oil: What US Media Hides

The US media has been covering for Israel for decades.
The Secret Relationship Between Israel and Oil:
What the US Media Hides

By Wendy Campbell
Oct. 4, 2004

I have found that there is nothing more inspiring than taking a trip, especially to a foreign country where I leave behind my daily routine, including e-mails and the internet, to get to think outside the box and to get a chance to write down my thoughts.

The moment of inspiration for me to start writing this article on my latest trip (to Baja Mexico) came moments after I stepped into the Alaska Airlines jet and picked up the complimentary issue of The Wall Street Journal. Generally I avoid mainstream media these days since I know it is mostly pro-Israel propaganda as well as blown-up sensationalist stories such as the case of Scott Peterson, which are meant to distract people from the more important issues of our time, such as the US foreign policy, for example.

The article in the Wall Street Journal, dated September 21, 2004, that rankled me into finally writing this article, which has been brewing in my mind for some time, was one by Jeffrey Ball entitled “As Prices Soar, Doomsayers Provoke Debate on Oil’s Future?. The sub-title was: “ In a 1970’s echo, Dr. Campbell (no relation to me!) Warns Supply Is Drying Up, but Industry Isn’t Worried?.

Now let me explain to you that I have already come to the conclusion a while ago that this controversy about the “shortage of oil? is being pushed forward by mostly pro-Israel forces for their own narrow agenda that has nothing to do with the vast majority of the American people’s interests.

Even in this article, it is explained that: “Dr. Campbell is at the center of a small but suddenly influential band of contrarians known as the “peak oil movement?. Their general thesis is that the world is running out of oil and quickly. They have been saying this for years, yet most experts believe that there is no need for panic, noting that there are new sources are constantly being discovered. Some experts even claim that oil supplies are self-renewing.

US MEDIA DETERMINES WHO WILL BE INFLUENTIAL

Is it a coincidence that Dr. Campbell is “suddenly influential?? No, it is not. Even the Wall Street Journal is playing into the game of making Dr. Campbell “suddenly influential? with this article.

Why is the US media pushing Dr. Campbell, a man who lives in a tiny Irish village, into the limelight? Because the media, which is run by pro-Israel forces, want people like Dr. Campbell to be in the limelight is why.

And you may ask, why is that? Well, because Dr. Campbell’s views help support the pro-Israel agenda of that other “suddenly influential band of contrarians?, known as the NeoConservatives. The NeoConservatives are mostly Zionist Jews, headed by Paul Wolfowitz, who qualify as Israeli-Americans, and who are now openly directing US foreign policy almost completely. Christian Zionists such as Bush and Cheney have jumped on their bandwagon. Of course, it looks even more convincing when a non-Jew such as Dr. Campbell, puts forward claims that will lend support to the pro-Israel agenda.

People whose voices the US media wants you to hear will be heard. Conversely, people whose voices and actions the US media want to hide, will go into the memory hole. It’s only an illusion that we have a free and democratic press here in the US. Personally, I think it’s about time to press for the right to vote for affirmative action laws with regards to specifically the US mass media and our US foreign policy department, both of which have a hugely disproportional percentage of Israeli-Americans in them.

The over-representation of Israeli-Americans in US newsrooms tends to undermine journalistic integrity. When the news media consistently manipulates public sensibilities with a bias favoring a foreign country such as Israel, American democratic values and institutions are compromised, as well as Americans’ ability to objectively and independently access the situation. America needs more non-Zionists (ie. people ineligible for Israeli citizenship) in high news and government positions to safeguard our own national interests against foreign interests. Whoever shapes public opinion has an unfair advantage politically. It serves as the government’s propaganda mouthpiece, but only when the government does as the media wants. Conversely, it has to power to bring politicians down who are not pro-Israel enough, often simply by ignoring them or by pulling out something unsavory from his or her dossier to suddenly put into the limelight. It’s works kind of like blackmail, actually.

The news establishment is termed by some to be “The Fourth Estate?, meaning the fourth branch of American government, after the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches. This mighty, and in many ways, secretive, consolidated collection of media networks manages the American mind, shaping public opinion. American public opinion is the world’s second most powerful super-power, but it’s too bad that it is managed by the narrow interests of the elite controllers of the “free? and “democratic? media. Thank God for the internet, although “they? are franticly trying to control this last bastion of liberty as well.

LET’S DEBUNK SOME COMMON MYTHS ABOUT ISRAEL, OIL and U.S. SECURITY / INTERESTS

First of all, I’m sure many of you are aware of the notion put out there by political pundits (who are most likely pro-Israel) that the US somehow needs Israel in the Middle East to be its stationary “aircraft carrier? to act as the “tough cop? looking out for American interests in that region, specifically with regards to oil.

Let me ask you these few revealing questions.

Have you ever noticed that bottled water is actually cheaper than gas?

Have you noticed or read the reports that the price of gas has not risen in keeping with inflation? Adjusted for inflation, gasoline today would have to sell for around $3.50 a gallon to the match prices Americans paid in 1981. And this does not factor in the additional savings in consumption we enjoy since today’s cars get nearly twice the gas mileage of cars produced only 25 years ago.

Do you realize that the Arab world needs to sell its oil even more than we need to buy it from them?

Did you know the US gets oil from many other countries including Mexico, Venezuela, Canada, etc. besides a few Middle Eastern countries? Actually, both Russia and Canada supply the US with quantities of oil comparable to Saudi Arabia. And what about the fact that there are more and more discoveries of new oil resources throughout the world? And that many geologists say that oil is actually a renewable resource? Even this Wall Street Journal article that sparked my writing this article gave many examples of how geologists scoff at Dr. Campbell’s prediction of an “oil crisis? looming ahead.

Even in Michael Moore’s Arab-bashing, misleading, “daring? documentary “Fahrenheit 9/11?, he made it clear that the Saudis are heavily invested in some sectors of American business, and that the Saudis are and always have been very cooperative with the US government, with the exception of the “oil crisis? of 1973, which I will discuss later in this article. It is well-known that the despotic Saudi government caters to the US government, so much in fact that the Saudi government is not popular with a vast majority of its own people, who see their government as selling out to the American government, which supports Israel’s brutal persecution of the Palestinian people. In fact, the Saudi government risks being overthrown by its own people because of their government’s relationship with the US. Osama bin Laden was thrown out of his country Saudi Arabia, his assets frozen in banks there, and he was ex-communicated from his family, because he advocates the overthrowing of the Saudi government for cooperating with the imperialistic, materialistic, Zionist-dominated US government, which has thousands of American troops stationed on Saudi soil, a key sticking point with bin Laden.

By the way, did you notice how Michael Moore didn’t even mention the word “Israel?? Or “Zionism?? Or even “NeoConservatism? in his documentary? Not surprising. His agent is top Hollywood Jewish Zionist Ari Emmanuel whose brother is Rahm Emmanuel, who served in the Carter administration, and is currently a hyper pro-Israel senator in Illinois.

Another interesting note about Moore’s documentary: he even pointed out how none of the Saudis could reap any financial benefits from the war on Iraq, unlike American companies such as Halliburton. So his whole Arab-bashing approach basically backfires. It shows how cowardly Moore is in the face of Zionist Hollywood, not to mention how greedy he obviously is to go for the big bucks, which toeing the Zionist line assures anyone in the worlds of US media and politics. It’s ever so convenient and “somehow? politically “acceptable? to scapegoat Arabs and Muslims in Zionist Hollywood and US media.

Consider this as well: does it make any sense whatsoever to spend over $200 BILLION on the war on Iraq to get control of Iraqi oil for US interests? Especially when we could easily buy it, if we needed to? Not to mention the war’s cost in human lives and alienating much of the world in the process? The “War for Oil (for US interests)? fable is a completely ridiculous and outrageous lie!

SO WHAT IS REALLY THE PRO-ISRAEL AGENDA WITH REGARDS TO OIL?

What is the connection between Israel and Arab oil, and where does the US fit into this picture?

First of all, the ethno-centric Jewish state of Israel is a small, resource-poor country, with no natural oil resources, and is almost completely dependent on US support in the form of not only massive financial support (billions of US tax dollars yearly) but US military and political cover as well. Israel, quite simply, would not survive as the apartheid, imperialistic, war-mongering Jewish state that it is, without the massive support of the US government. Israel is surrounded by well-deserved, self-made enemies thanks to the initial injustice of the UN unilaterally giving away Arab land that was not theirs to give away in the first place to Eastern European Zionist Jews who have been committing ethnic cleansing and persecution of the indigenous non-Jewish Palestinians ever since 1948. Since that time, Israel has continued to aggressively steal even more Arab land and has blatant ambitions to control the entire Middle East, using the power and might of the United States.

If more Americans were truly aware of how racist and imperialistic Israel is, they would most likely demand that our government stop supporting Israel at all until it is transformed into a true democracy for all regardless of religion, race or gender, as the world pressured South Africa to transform from an apartheid country to a true democracy ten years ago. If more Americans knew how support of Israel increases anti-American sentiment worldwide and ensures endless unjust wars, they might very well question their government’s support of Israel. There are many reasons for Americans to question their government’s support of Israel including first and foremost for real financial and security concerns as well as our country’s hard-won reputation as a democracy for all, regardless of religion, race or gender.

The fact is that the pro-Israel, Zionist-dominated US media very rarely even mentions the topic of Israel outside of incidents that involve Palestinian suicide bombers, which then make the screaming front page headlines. The footage of the aftermath of such an attack is played over and over again, back to back on ZNN (oops! I meant to write CNN!) and Fox News and all the other US media. These isolated attacks by Palestinian suicide bombers are thus over-reported while the context in which these desperate acts occur is usually completely ignored. The on-going brutal persecution of the non-Jewish Palestinian people, including the killing of innocent civilians and children, since 1948 by the Israeli army goes almost totally unreported and is generally veiled from view by the American public.

MOST AMERICANS DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT ZIONISM IS, US MEDIA LIKES TO KEEP IT THAT WAY


Most Americans don’t even know what Zionism is. In a nutshell, it is a racist, nationalistic, political ideology conceived by Theodor Hertzl, an Austrian Jew in the 1890s, that maintains that there must be a Jewish state in Palestine, although that means and always has meant policies of ethnic-cleansing, apartheid and general persecution of the indigenous non-Jews of that land, the Arab Muslim and Christian Palestinians. In a nutshell, advocates of this racist Zionist ideology are driving our US foreign policy. What ever happened to separation of synagogue/ church and state? Isn’t it time to openly discuss this? Why are double standards allowed for Israel and for Zionists?

However the US media does not want Americans to even think about these things, never mind discuss them! Certainly, the pro-Israel media does not want Americans to question our government’s support of Zionist Israel. That is why there is never any mention in mainstream US media of the Israeli connection to 9-11, to the war on Iraq, to the so-called “war on terror?, and to the subject of Israel’s quest for oil.

This intentional covering up by the Zionized US media of the Israeli connection to anything that impacts the US negatively has been going on for decades.

WHAT THE US MEDIA STILL HIDES ABOUT THE 1973 “OIL CRISIS?

And nothing proves to me that the US media has been covering for Israel and still covers for Israel (refusing to show the negative effect for Americans of the US government’s “special relationship? with Israel) more than this article about the “oil crisis?. Here is a specific case in point:

Does anyone remember that time during 1973 when there was such an “oil crisis? that there were really long lines at all the gas stations and when gas was actually rationed out at the gas stations so that you could only get gas every other day, depending on whether or not your license plate ended in an even or an odd number?

I do remember that time vividly. I didn’t know why it was happening at the time, but I know exactly why now. And it’s not because I got “enlightened? by the pro-Israel US media.

Here is how this Sept. 21, 2004 Wall Street Journal article by Jeffrey Ball (who obviously passed the required litmus test of being pro-Israel enough to work in the US media) presented the “oil crisis? of 1973, in such a manner that still puts a veil of the Israeli connection to that event even today. Here is a direct quote:

“Then in 1973, the Arab members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) tightened their spigots, and the world panicked. The result: high prices, long lines and frequent shortages at gas stations across the U.S. and Europe.?

There was exactly no mention of the context of why OPEC “tightened their spigots? in 1973. No mention at all.

Are you ready for the Israeli connection to this crisis that is almost uniformly covered up by the pro-Israel US media?

Here it is: In 1973, Egypt went to war against Israel in order to win back the Sinai Peninsula, which Israel had stolen six years earlier in Israel’s infamous pre-emptive “Six Day War? in 1967 against her neighboring countries.

In that pre-emptive 1967 war, Israel not only stole the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, but also part of southern Lebanon, which Israel has since relinquished, and the Golan Heights from Syria, which is still being occupied to this day by Israeli forces, as well as The Palestinian Territories: the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, now generally referred to as The Occupied Territories. Pro-Israel forces generally prefer to refer to the Occupied Territories as the “disputed territories?.

Egypt appeared to be winning its retaliatory war against Israel in 1973, so Golda Meir, the American-Israeli Prime Minister of Israel at the time, worked with American-Israeli Henry Kissinger to pressure the US government to come to Israel’s rescue, which it did.

Therefore in a show of solidarity with Egypt, the Arab countries of OPEC “tightened their spigots? of gas and oil for export to the U.S.

There you have it: the real reason for the “oil crisis? of 1973. But the pro-Israel US media does not want Americans to realize that support for Israel has many negative effects on the lives of Americans, which includes potential politically induced “oil crises?, such as was obviously the case in 1973.

Pro-Israel forces in this country and around the world want to minimize the power of Arab countries which is mostly due to their oil resources. Therefore the pro-Israel forces are relying on the US government to directly control these resources primarily for Israel via wars, campaign contributions and a manipulative media. Pro-Israel people detest going to the gas station, because every time they pump gas into their cars, they angrily believe they are helping Arab Muslims (“terrorists?), whose land and resources Zionists view somehow as rightfully theirs. But of course, they don’t want the non-Zionist or unaware-of-it-all Americans to resent their US government’s support for Israel which can possibly mean paying more for gas in a future politically induced “oil crisis?, as it did in 1973.

Another example of the Israelization of America: have you been to the airports lately? The kinds of procedures at the US airports that you have been experiencing lately have always been the “norm? in Israel. This is a prime example of how Israel’s “war on terror? has SOMEHOW become America’s “war on terror? and how it directly impacts the lives of Americans. The “war on terror? is NOT about democracy. It’s an imperialistic war which will have no end if the Zionists (anyone who is pro-Israel) have their way, because it is unjust and breaks International Laws.

There is another aspect of the Israeli connection to the war on Iraq, which many people wish to believe is all about oil for the US, rather than the Zionist ideology that is actually the driving force behind the push for a war on the entire Middle East, which began with Afghanistan, and moved onward to Iraq, and threatens to expand to Iran, Saudi Arabia, and even Syria, which is not an oil exporting country (which just goes to show once again: it’s not just about the oil!)

PRO-ISRAEL FORCES WANT TO RE-OPEN A PIPELINE FROM IRAQ TO HAIFA, ISRAEL


The fact that American-Israelis in our government are endeavoring to use the war on Iraq as a way for Israel to gain control over oil in the Middle East is rarely reported in the Zionized mainstream US mass media, however it has been reported in Jewish newspapers with Jewish readership as well as in Israeli papers.

A case in point is the fact that American-Israelis in our government want to “re-open? or re-instate, the pipeline that used to exist between Iraq and Palestine, which is now specifically Haifa, Israel. When Israel was created in 1948, that pipeline was re-directed by Iraq to Syria. Now pro-Israel forces are actively seeking to cut off the pipeline to Syria and re-direct it to Haifa, Israel. For more information on this, please do a Google-search using such keywords such as “Iraq oil pipeline to Haifa Israel? and see what you come up with.

Just as Israel’s connection to the war on Iraq has been kept out of the US mainstream mass media (as you may have noticed, Israel has not even been mentioned as one of our “allies? in the war on Iraq !), this choice nugget of information with regards to Israel’s ambition to get a basically free supply of Iraqi oil is also kept out of view for the vast American public consumption.

I could go on about all this (and, yes, there is much more) but I will stop here.

You get the picture, I hope. You won’t get it from the Zionized US mainstream media.

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Wendy Campbell is a California-based producer and distributor of political documentaries. For more information, please check out her websites www.marwenmedia.com <www.marwenmedia.com/> and www.exposingisraeliapartheid.com <www.exposingisraeliapartheid.com/> . MarWen Media...ahead of the curve!

Note: Ms. Campbell’s latest documentary “Rosa Remembers Palestine?, featuring an interview with a Palestinian woman who became a refugee when the Jewish state of Israel was created in 1948, will premiere at La Pena Cultural Center on Thurs. Oct. 28 at 8pm. For more information on this and other ground-breaking documentaries, please visit www.marwenmedia.com.
 
 


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Oil from Israel comes from their allie Turkey

the Jews in Israel don't need the Iraqi oil. The oil pipeline that would would be reopened ends in Haifa is so that arabs can export their oil more quickly to the gas consumers of Europe and the gas pigs that drive SUVs in this country.

Windy Wendy does not no shit about the issues and just is making things up that conform to her preconcieved bigotry.
 

Wendy Campbell: anti-semite vs. the truth

Wendy Clanbell is one of the most consistent anti-semitic voices at Indymedia. Her information is slanted to the max, often untrue, and her purpose is to villify the state of Israel. She blames Michael Moore for NOT bashing Israel in his documentary on 9-11 where 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudi citizens.

Since articles I post are quickly taken down,(didn't I post something yesterday that's gone already????) its telling that the indymedia monitors actually promote this kind of misinformation and Jew-bashing.
 

Re: Wendy Campbell: The Secret Relationship Between Israel and Oil: What US Media Hides

Wendy is a dedicated activist for the National Allicance, America's leading Nazi/White supremacist organization. See her article and photo in their latest publication: www.nationalvanguard.org/story.php
 

Re: Wendy Campbell: building bridges is not a crime

building bridges is not a crime


I volunteer to help neo-Nazis like the National Alliance fill their websites, then there's no diffrent from posting here. I state my views and they publish them we are not 100% with each other but we have a working relation ship. and if they come here we can all learn from each other. how cool would that be
 

My dearest Becky

my favorite thinker of all times is Beckerath even though I am very aware of his flaws; I would not dispute your right to be heard but speaking of contrast and disparity in the same breath is mere hot air if it doesn't drive gardening of the sort zionist like to associate with their reputation as much as they prefer to allocate characteristics like terrorist to their opponents exclusively .. . .anyway. . .. . I would like you to ponder the following:

As I finally start to read the santacruz.indymedia.org pro-zionist teacher Becky's answer to a counterpunch article by the family Christison in Palestine (linked to a while ago) - - I am immediately struck by a parallel one could hold up along side her and the frequent complaint that accounts of Palestinian hardship leave out the prime cause for it: their very own terrorist activity, the REAL and Draconian Action Justifying injustice done to jews. . bla splutter bla bla splutter splutter tuut tuut .. . she no doubt means well and scores many points but doesn't acknowledged the illegality of propagandistically manipulated public opinion sanctioned encroachment (in a word 'poppressure' I'll be famous for this one to the degree you mark my word) as insidious way semites tend to spread their memes -.. . I find it hard to believe that only the Palestinians are obsessed with prime cause (wholly other than their own), even those who stop far short of conspiracy paranoid theoritis tend to invest in this very selfmaiming disownment heavily. They project much of their own unacknowledged automatisms, dependencies and rationalizations to a remote yet (re)moving place in time .. and yet the future also .. .as I penned yesterday in response to: 2004/10/812508.shtml Jihad in the Bible - A Graphic Commentary (Warning - violent photos) WARNING! Extremely violent images are needed to graphically illustrate the doctrines of the Bible ------------ The vietnamese vello is my favorite, from back in the days the Amis used to go chasing baddies and conjure their own ghost projected into the past at the same time. Follow me? Well, no thanks. Can we have something more cheerful rather??? Want more? awitness.org/news/december_2001/aghan_thumbs.html -------------- The 'self not facers' ('notsees' as brilliant scholar L Rickels has it) will deny their own effect and similarly, those intent on hiding motivation will often invert effect of their routine/rut into cause and plant it unto others, those who made them suffer such bla bla bla (starting) a long time ago. Aggravating and accelerating a trend in the name of stopping such activity, business of a type that is not done, that they don't do (unles they are 'forced' to but palestinians live in such a thoroughly voluntarized world, nobody is forced to do anything there, let alone resist, their violence is gratuitous, unprovoked) but, as I said, long suffered and has already been turned against them (so they can never have started it or be starting it, not now, nor tomorrow). ---- Suppose we said: OK, Becky, you have a point, and I will go along in condemning terror even if it is a desperate nothing left to lose last resort . . . but conversely, the price of permanently and chronically associating terror with palestians is this: I want you please, to pledge not ever to speak of jewish suffering, pogrom, holocaust and whatever other cherished term that may have served in deeper sections of the past (again, look up Bernard Lazare for a one major damn riot after another throughout the last past millenia; don't let a revisionist site location hold you back) without mentioning some form of real, possible or even merely perceived provocation in the same breath or even sentence. OK?; would those amongst the amalgam of races who like to call themselves 'jewish' like to be exposed as perfectly capable of bringing forth exponents of parasitism so singularly powerful and decisive in their extreme exploitation and despotic disposal of all within grasp that is is a wonder, unjustifiable and a baffling paradox that such exceptional(ly smart) criminals manage to conjure attitudes of holding the entire club collectively accountable? Everybody can see that not even close kin could have controlled such towering defiance right? Or conversely, we could call it no wonder at all that high demographic demands on their turf and beyond it the world, is needed to remedy balance and counteract such periodically inevitable shakeups and downs, the repercussions of the fluke errant rocket that overshoots target and partly turns against its senders. Should we justify israel and at the same time point at the paradox that their (self-determination and other multicultural 'blessings', non-complementarities, disparities and asynchronies rather) spawning rules of conduct were seemingly a form of isolation but tended to slowly take-over with such alarming arrogance that provocation was weak description of what caused the, as I said regularly recurring prunings, musical chairisms, obstacle courses and hurdle race (a few major ones every lifetime)? Would they like to be closely examined if it meant being exposed as (all the while appearing to profess 'faith', and indeed spawning other worlds and continents destroying spinn off faith) being the ones who, not quite to the contrary, prove perfectly capable of perversely bringing forth exponents of patent imperialism, interethnically speaking pure parasitism antithetical to the theoretical Messiahs (their own and the christian one cast in supporting role; both can be taken as thinly veiled symbols of their thus punctuated and radically tidal demographic success by any means necessary and all means possible, damn all ethics, full phallus ahead). One can imitate nature unquestioningly and unreflexively (Nietzsche's desperate rather than wet dream) or ameliorate nature by carefully picking role models, my vote for which certainly won't count the chosen few, too much like the filthy few anyway, where are the permacultural hells angels to post a parallel to kibbutzims I wonder??????
 

Re: Wendy Campbell: The Secret Relationship Between Israel and Oil: What US Media Hides

Becky is not only insane but a vicious liar.
Wendy Campbell: anti-semite vs. the truth
by Becky Johnson
becky_johnson (nospam) sbcglobal.net 08 Oct 2004
Wendy Clanbell is one of the most consistent anti-semitic voices at Indymedia.


Oh that is pure bull.



She blames Michael Moore for NOT bashing Israel in his documentary on 9-11 where 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudi citizens.

Like that makes him an antisemite.


Since articles I post are quickly taken down,(didn't I post something yesterday that's gone already????) its telling that the indymedia monitors actually promote this kind of misinformation and Jew-bashing.


No you are just so incompetent with the internet you think you posted and you didn't post you moron.
 

A working definition of an anti-semite

poetpiot lost me.

Plain matter is just plain hostile. Not only does he/she pull a post I made in Oct. 2004 and repost it in this string---as if it would be relevant here---but I am mocked for my indignation of having my posts pulled.

I stand by my belief that Wendy Campbell is an anti-semite. I don't throw that word around and accuse everyone who criticizes Israel as an anti-semite (as some here have stated).

Here is an interesting comment from indybay.org by Afroman which I think is helpful in determining who is an anti-semite and who is merely a critic.

Debate

by Afroman
Friday, Feb. 11, 2005 at 10:39 AM


I would like to say a few words about evaluating debate when it comes to Israel.

As we see here and elsewhere, no campaign exists to prevent people from expressing negative opinions about Israeli policy. In fact, the most vociferous critics of Israel are Israelis themselves who use their freedom of speech to express their concerns every day. A glance at any Israeli newspaper will reveal a surfeit of articles questioning particular government policies.

Anti-Semites and those who hide behind the moniker Anti-Zionist, however, do not share Israelis' interest in improving the society; their goal is to delegitimize the state in the short-run, and destroy it in the long-run. There is nothing Israel could do to satisfy these critics.

Natan Sharansky has suggested a “3-D? test for differentiating legitimate criticism of Israel from anti-Semitism.

The first “D? is the test of whether Israel or its leaders are being demonized or their actions blown out of proportion. Equating Israel with Nazi Germany is one example of demonization.

The second “D? is the test of double standards. An example is when Israel is singled out for condemnation at the United Nations for perceived human rights abuses while nations that violate human rights on a massive scale, such as Iran, Syria, and Saudi Arabia, are not even mentioned.

The third “D? is the test of delegitimization. Questioning Israel's legitimacy, that is, its right to exist is always anti-Semitic.

Putting it another way:

Legitimate critics accept Israel's right to exist, whereas anti-Semites do not. Anti-Semites use double standards when they criticize Israel, for example, denying Israelis the right to pursue their legitimate claims while encouraging the Palestinians to do so.

Anti-Semites deny Israel the right to defend itself, and ignore Jewish victims, while blaming Israel for pursuing their murderers. Anti-Semites rarely, if ever, make positive statements about Israel. Anti-Semites describe Israelis using pejorative terms and hate-speech, suggesting, for example, that they are “racists? or “Nazis.?

We find the anti-Semite's mode of argumentation in alarmingly many places. The Jews should not have to stand alone against these lies and accusations which if repeated enough acquire a patina of truth. Decent people of all denominations should denounce it as what it is: An attempt, once again, to debase and destroy the Jewish people.
 

Re: Wendy Campbell: The Secret Relationship Between Israel and Oil: What US Media Hides

Actually you could be opposed to the existence of the illegal Israeli settler-colonialist state terrorismon the basis that it is a military occupation, an invasion, and not be antiSemitic in that you do not stereotype Jews, you do not support Naziism, you do not use slanderous words to describe Jews, you have friends that are Jewish, you respect them, you read Jewish writers, etcetera. Yet you still call the "Jewish State" what it is - illegal.

Also, this inane support of anything and everything Israel does, obviously by a non-Jew wannabe-Jew, is itself a form of idealization of "the eternal mystical Jew" of anti-Semitic lore - a veneer of Zionist extremism masking a twisted, sick Anti-Semitism, which is at the root of these bizarre defenses of Israeli state terrorism by a so-called "leftist", who is nothing but a Nazi in sheeps clothing.

 

Are you interested in what the truth is?

So you call someone who is pro-Israel a "zionist extremist, twisted, sick, defending terrorism, and a Nazi in sheep's clothing?"

I defend Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state. I don't see how this makes me a Nazi.

I oppose Palestinian terrorism. I oppose Israeli terrorism too, but most of what you call "state terrorism" are actually self-defense actions by the IDF. I have found most claims of Israeli "terrorism" to be false or overblown.

Do you support Israel's right to exist as a secular democracy with rights for all AND as the national homeland for all Jews?

Do you EQUALLY oppose the illegal occupations of Tibet by Red China? How about the illegal occupation of Lebanon by Syria? how about Cypress? Kashmir?

Weren't Jordan and Egypt illegally occupying the West Bank and Gaza prior to 1967? How come no one (not even the Palestinians) complained then?

Singling out Israel for the charge of illegal occupation smacks of anti-semiticism. Especially when you consider that the Jewish people have had a continuous presence on this land for over 3000 years.

For the occupation to be illegal, Israel would have had to have violated UN resolution 242 passed right after the 1967 war. This resolution called for Israel to withdraw from territories (not ALL territories) as soon as a peace treaty between all parties could be reached. Israel has made such a treaty with Jordan AND Egypt. They have repeatedly tried with the Palestinians, only to have the Palestinians reject them every time. Hence no ILLEGAL occupation.
 

Re: Wendy Campbell: The Secret Relationship Between Israel and Oil: What US Media Hides

BECKY JOHNSON/IDF APOLOGIST (regular type): So you call someone who is pro-Israel a "zionist extremist, twisted, sick, defending terrorism, and a Nazi in sheep's clothing?" DARI Someone, yes, some such persons. Not all pro-Israel people, but some. One anyway. You.

BJ: I defend Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state. I don't see how this makes me a Nazi.

Just because you don't see...is not an argument. I am not responsible for your clouded thinking. Are you confused? Do you know what year this is? Do you know who you are? When feminism first developed, feminists declared it was not their job to educate men and raise their consciousness. Ditto for people of color. And ditto for zioinist-State-Terror apologists. Maybe they should form Zionists Anonymous as a twelve step program. And lay off the booze.

I oppose Palestinian terrorism. I oppose Israeli terrorism too

you talk the talk. let's see you walk the walk. In fact, you have never once in your life done a single thing to concretely obstruct the operations of Israel/IDF/Likud terror. Never.

, but most of what you call "state terrorism"

it's not just me. Most recently, the mayor of London. And many Israelis. Israelis whom you endanger with your incessant propagandizing for Likud terrorists. are actually self-defense actions by the IDF.

can somebody google up something on this? try "self defense Goebbels" "self defense justification Hitler".

I am sure you will find plenty of hits.

I have found most claims of Israeli "terrorism" to be false or overblown.

Who made you the Gospeler on this, Johnson? In fact, you are not an investigator of human rights violations, you never have been. All you do is point your video camera at people and type up your own slanted version of events with virutally no research from primary sources. You have never once in your life authored a serious work of human rights reporting. Never once. ALl you do is recycle the propaganda of the Israel-first lobby. You are as much of a journalist as Gannon or the other lackeys being paid off by the Republicans to generate fake news. The idea of Indymedia is INDEPENDENT journalism, not a mouthpiece for the Propaganda Organ of oppressor states such as Israel. You don't even belong on Indymedia, you are a propagandist.

Do you support Israel's right to exist I am not a pronouncer on the legalities of so-called states. On the face of it, the Israel entity appears to be an entirely illegal construct of the British occupation, which was forced upon the world by the terrorism of the Stern gang et al. For instance, the terrorist demolition of the King David hotel. But I don't claim to be an expert. I, like most sane people, eagerly anticipate a solution where the lawful Right of Return of The Eternal Palestinian People will be volunarily modified by a social contract in which the Israeli's buy a right to some form of imposed state. They have to give the The Eternal Palestinian People something in exchange. So far, they have never given anything at all to The Eternal Palestinian People but bullets, bombs, missiles, the blood of their children. Shameful. Shame indeed upon all Jews who do not speak out against the Zionist aggression. God Bless Jews Who Do Speak Out Against Israel. Einstein. Amy Goodman... Only they are the true carriers of the tradition of Judaic humanitarianism. as a secular democracy with rights for all AND as the national homeland for all Jews? Do you EQUALLY oppose the illegal occupations of Tibet by Red China? What business is that of yours. How about the illegal occupation of Lebanon by Syria?

Oops. You did it again. 500,000 people today demonstrated in support of Syria's presence. Remember the Israeli's - complicit in the massacres at Shabra and Shatila - did not leave Lebanon voluntarily. They had to be kicked out.

how about Cypress?

Another case where your cia ops messed up a popular solution by meddling with the Greek left since Truman

Kashmir?

What do you know about Kashmir? (Answer: Whatever the AIPAC/Daffies tell you to believe.

Weren't Jordan and Egypt illegally occupying the West Bank and Gaza prior to 1967? That's what you don't get. You are just showing your ignorance.

How come no one (not even the Palestinians) complained then?

Your statements are becoming incoherent now. You have something wrong with your brain.

Singling out Israel

Folks, this is the Big Lie. It is not just Johsnon. Sy-Phyllis Chestermolester and the other propagandists beat that drum incessantly. "They're singling out Israel blah blah blah. " That is the whole point. We who stand up against the genocidal campaign against The Eternal Palestinian People are the same people who protected the South Africans and the Central Americans and the Vietnamese etcetera. Yet these liars continue to claim we are singling out Israel. This lie makes us very very very angry. You are disrespecting all of the work of the peace movement for the past hundred years. (Singling out Israel) Palestine for the charge of illegal occupation smacks of anti-semiticism.

If we gotta have the name maybe we should have the game. You are wearing me out...you are not a good faith discussant...you know full well we are not singling Israel out...you don't know the difference between lies and truth...I think I will put aside MLK take a second look at Malcolm X

Especially when you consider that the Jewish people have had a continuous presence on this land for over 3000 years.

Well then why do they need a Terror State to exterminate The Eternal Palestinian People?

Part of Johnson's strategy seems to be to flood us with Hate Spam and just wear out our committments to dialogue. Fortunately, there is still a strong nonviolent protest movement In Palestine that will make MLK look like the first chapter in a long bool. Angry http://mirrorimageorigin.collegepublisher.com/media/paper420/stills/2ms7t0g2.jpg

 

Proof Israel is fighting a defensive war

When I asked how my support for the right to exist as a Jewish State in the mideast I was called a Nazi. I asked why that made me a nazi and Darin said I had "clouded thinking, am confused, disoriented to time and place, and I'm an alcoholic.

Well that really cleared my question up!!

You said: "...can somebody google up something on this? try "self defense Goebbels" "self defense justification Hitler" --I am sure you will find plenty of hits."

You raise a good point. It's one thing to say the IDF are using their military primarily for self-defence, but another thing to prove it.

You want proof. This is reasonable.

One charge commonly made is that the IDF indiscriminately shoots unarmed Palestinians, especially women and children.

Lets look at some stats:
from: www.ict.org.il/casualties_project/stats_page.cfm

Breakdown of Fatalities: 27 September 2000 through 1 May 2004

TOTAL DEATHS:
Palestinians 2806 Israelis 921
PAL -- No. of whom were female 126
ISR -- No. of whom were female 285

Non-Combatants killed by Opposite Side
PAL -- Total No. killed 985
PAL -- 91 female

ISR -- Total Number killed 715
ISR -- 280 female

PAL -- Combatants killed by Opposite Side 1326 ISR -- Combatants killed by Opposite Side 187
PAL -- 365 People killed by actions of own side ISR -- 22 People killed by actions of own side

PAL -- 80 Non-Combatants below age 12
ISR -- 36 Non-Combatants below age 12

PAL -- 535 Non-Combatant Males between ages 12-29
ISR -- 176 Non-Combatant Males between ages 12-29
PAL -- 82 Non-Combatants Aged >= 45
ISR -- 226 Non-Combatants Aged >= 45

BECKY: If the IDF were shooting indiscriminately into residential areas, waiting lines at checkpoints, and into schools or crowds, why are the deaths concentrated among only males between ages of 12 and 29? Wouldn't indiscriminate killings of children kill more girl children? Death stats show that for children under age 10, the death rate is very low. But among Palestinian casaulties of non-combatants, starting about age 10, you start to see casaulties of BOYS ONLY with the most death occurring in the 13 to 17 yr age range.

THIS IS EVIDENCE that there is something about the behavior of 13 to 17 yr old Palestinian males which leads to a much higher death rate.

FURTHER EVIDENCE that the IDF is NOT targeting civilians is the low death rate among those aged 45 years old or greater. Among this population, it is clear, the Palestinians are targeting civilian populations to a much greater extent than the IDF is targeting civilians among the Palestinians.

These stats prove that 31% of the Israeli deaths were female but only 4% of the Palestinan deaths were female (and some of these were suicide bombers!!)

This is proof the Palestinians are targeting civilians but the Israelis are not.
 

Re: Proof Israel is fighting a defensive war

Lunatic Becky writes: "THIS IS EVIDENCE that there is something about the behavior of 13 to 17 yr old Palestinian males which leads to a much higher death rate."

Maybe because young boys like to go out and throw rocks at tanks of a foreign army?

PS. Don't know if I'd rely on your source for stats though.
 

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