Oppressed Becomes The Oppressor

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Middle East Desk

By this point in your life you have been exposed to the horror of World war 2 and the Holocaust……if not…..where the Hell have you been?

Every time Israel goes into action against the Palestinians we are reminded over and over about the horrors that the Jews were exposed to during the Holocaust…all the death and misery.  And because of the horrors they endured you would expect them to have No toleration for any such actions what so ever…….but you would be WRONG!  Not mistaken but flat out WRONG!

One of the Israeli intellectuals of the founding generation, Yeshayahu Leibowitz feared that a Jewish state would become no better than the oppressors that he and so many others fled from in the days of WW2….he stated………”it would invert the whole history of the Jewish people, turning them into the spitting image of the oppressors whose terrorism from which we fled.”

He also noted that the …..”the entire energies of the Jewish state, instead of looking after the needs of its citizens, would be directing at enforcing “a strange system of political domination”……he was more prophetic than he has been given credit.

Israelis were the victims in the days of WW2….they were imprisoned, lands confiscated, harassed and put to death…….where is that any different than the circumstances with the Palestinians?  They were victims and for that they were basically given a country….the world trying to soothe its guilt….and in doing so have turned the victim into the oppressors they fled from in the past.

The world continues to close its eyes to the horrendous effects that Israeli policy is having on Palestinians….all because the world still feels the guilt of World War 2…..until they break that feeling this sort of murderous outreaches will continue.

The victim will continue to be the oppressor……and the Palestinians must wait for the world to rid itself of a guilty past.

Survivor Makes A Point

We allo have made our opinions on the Gaza War known…….some are solidly in the Israeli camp and cannot see where they are doing anything wrong but “defending themselves”…..and there are those like myself that see it as an abuse of authority….the killing of civilians, in my opinion,, is unacceptable…..the treating of a country’s minority as 2nd class citizens is unacceptable….

I have gone so far (a later post today) to accuse Israel of committing crimes that we have condemned others for committing……and that is where this article caught my eye…….

Newser) – In World War II, a Dutch man risked his life and saved a Jewish boy from the Nazis—a feat that earned Henk Zanoli Israel’s prestigious Righteous Among the Nations medal after the war. This week, the 91-year-old gave it back, reports Haaretz. The reason? An Israeli airstrike killed relatives of his in the Gaza Strip last month. After learning the news, Zanoli went to the Israeli embassy in The Hague and returned the medal, issuing a statement detailing the sacrifices his family made resisting the Nazis during the occupation of Holland. “Against this background, it is particularly shocking and tragic that today, four generations on, our family is faced with the murder of our kin in Gaza,” he wrote. “Murder carried out by the State of Israel.”

In an interview with the New York Times, Zanoli made clear that his problem is with the government of Israel, not the Israeli people. “I gave back my medal because I didn’t agree with what the state of Israel is doing to my family and to the Palestinians on the whole,” he said. Zanoli’s grand-niece is a Dutch diplomat who is married to a Palestinian economist, and an Israeli bomb killed three of the economist’s brothers, along with other relatives. Zanoli said he felt that keeping the medal would be an “insult” to his family.

You may scoff if you will…..but this person knows exactly what genocide and crimes against humanity are all about…….his opinion is the only opinion that should be considered on the crimes that Israel is being accused of from their latest attacks on Palestinians.

Sorry…..but this person’s opinion is the only opinion that carries any weight.

As I have said in the past….it is time for Israel to start acting like a responsible citizen of a civilized world….if they cannot do that then time for them to pay the price as any other depotic regime would have to pay.

Israel NEVER Takes Responsibility

We all have seen the pics of what the Israeli war machine has done to Gaza….some of us have seen more than others and that is a shame that there are people that will not care enough to see if their preconceived notions are accurate………Americans especially those on the Right have always harped about people need to take responsibility for their actions and their lives…..unfortunately that does not apply to Israel….there are too many that look the other way and pretend that Israel is justified…..and that is really sad.

I bring that up because since the last ceasefire that did not last Israel has been playing all cards to avoid any responsibility for the deaths and destruction of Gaza.  You see that social media has made Israeli actions very public and the world sees instantly what Israel is doing….they are losing the PR war and that put their “denial machine” into full throttle…..

Fearful of the growing international demand that Israeli officers be tried for war crimes committed during this last offensive against the Gaza Strip, the military has ordered a comprehensive internal probe of the army’s actions during Operation Protective Edge.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has also appealed to American legislators to help Israel stave off future accusations against military and political leaders of war crimes committed during the last israeli offensive against Gaza.
“The prime minister asked us to work together to ensure that this strategy of going to the ICC does not succeed,” said Rep. Steve Israel (D – NY), to the Post.

Netanyahu “wants the US to use all the tools that we have at our disposal to, number one, make sure the world knows that war crimes were not committed by Israel, they were committed by Hamas. And that Israel should not be held to a double standard,” he added.

In other words Israel wants the US to lie and cover their guilty worthless asses yet again.

And then they are trying to make it so that they do not have to pay and damages for the destruction that they have caused in Gaza….and how will they do that?

The cabinet is expected to declare the Gaza Strip as enemy territory. A senior Israeli official said the decision would mean that Israel would not be liable for damage incurred to residents of the Strip as a result of Israeli actions during Operation Protective Edge.

The resolution on the decision was posted to the website of the Prime Minister’s Office Thursday afternoon, but a few hours later it was decided that it would not be brought for a vote at the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday.

In 2007, three months after Hamas came to power in the Gaza Strip, the cabinet declared the area hostile territory, instituting restrictions on movement by its inhabitants and of merchandise and fuel into the area.

The proposal states that the decision is intended “to give additional legal expression to the status of the Gaza Strip in keeping with the law on civil damages.”

The Defense Ministry’s legal advisor, Ahaz Ben-Ari, wrote in an opinion appended to the proposal that “a difficulty exists on the international level in that the declaration will be perceived mistakenly as an attempt by the State of Israel to evade its responsibility to examine claims of breaching of the rules of armed conflict.” Ben-Ari said the preamble of the draft law would resolve this difficulty.

The preamble states that the declaration “will not affect the obligation of the State of Israel to investigate claims of ostensible breaches of the rules of armed conflict. The decision detracts not at all from this obligation.”

According to the Defense Ministry, such a decision would greatly reduce the resources needed to deal with suits that might be brought by Palestinians because of damage done by the Israel Defense Forces as well as by future IDF action. Ben-Ari wrote that “most of these suits are in any case rejected as they are the outcome of actions of war.”

Ben-Ari also wrote that the damage by the IDF “stemmed from the actions of Hamas which places its command posts, weapons stores and rocket-launching sites in built up areas in the Gaza Strip, hiding behind innocent civilians and preventing them from leaving their homes.”

These are the beginnings of the attempt to make themselves guiltless in the destruction and deaths that they caused……my question is just how far will the US politicians go to protect Israel?

The world is letting Israel get away with it again | +972 Magazine

I have been ranting about the US and its lack of concern for others…..to be honest the US has never been a big opponent of genocide…..we have stood by many times and allowed it to happen….Hell it happened right here in this country…..think Wounded Knee……

Shouldn’t the country that uses democracy and fairness like a shield be more concerned about massive killings of civilians?

 

The world is letting Israel get away with it again | +972 Magazine.

Jewish Survivors and Descendants of Survivors of Nazi Genocide Condemn Gaza Massacre – International Middle East Media Center

When it comes to war I prefer to see the opinions from people that have experienced the obscenity……if they have NO idea then their opinion is as worthless as tits on a boar…….and that is why I pressed this letter…..these people know what is happening in Gaza…

PLEASE HELP PASS THIS ON…THE WORLD NEEDS TO HEAR THESE VOICES!

 

A group of Holocaust survivors and their descendants from the U.S. and Europe have signed onto a letter challenging a letter published in the New York Times by fellow Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, who they contend promoted “blatant falsehoods to justify the unjustifiable”. They argue that their experience of surviving the Nazi genocide has led them to believe that “Never Again” should apply to everyone, including Palestinians.

via Jewish Survivors and Descendants of Survivors of Nazi Genocide Condemn Gaza Massacre – International Middle East Media Center.

War Crimes Approacheth

Okay the war on Gaza is taking a much needed break…..all sides can now go to their corners and re-arm…..thanx to social media broadcasting the war minute by minute there is now a loud call for Israel to face charges of war crimes…..that will be a large call and the wheels of accusations have been set into motion and Israel will ask and receive all the support that it needs from its puppet,  the US…….

Fearful of the growing international demand that Israeli officers be tried for war crimes committed during this last offensive against the Gaza Strip, the military has ordered a comprehensive internal probe of the army’s actions during Operation Protective Edge.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has also appealed to American legislators to help Israel stave off future accusations against military and political leaders of war crimes committed during the last israeli offensive against Gaza..

Netanyahu “wants the US to use all the tools that we have at our disposal to, number one, make sure the world knows that war crimes were not committed by Israel, they were committed by Hamas. And that Israel should not be held to a double standard,” he added.

Israel has NO problem using the US for all it is worth…..but will not cooperate with the US on much…….so here is Israel’s chance to do the right thing……the right thing?  We all know that Israel will play the victim card as it always does and will not have to answer for the destruction and death it brought to Gaza.

What will the world do?  Will they make a country that deals in death and destruction pay for their actions or will they roll over and play the blind man in the alley?

My bet is on the blind thing……how about you?

But then there is a ray of hope……..

If the Palestinians were to sign the ICC’s founding treaty, the Rome Statute, the court would have jurisdiction over crimes committed in the Palestinian territories.

With Palestinian authorization, an ICC investigation could then examine events as far back as July 1, 2002, when the court opened with a mandate to try individuals for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

“If Palestine applies it will be admitted to the ICC,” John Dugard, international law professor and a former U.N. Special Rapporteur for the Palestinian territories, told Reuters.

“The U.N. has spoken and it has recognized the state of Palestine and it is now for the ICC to admit Palestine. I cannot see how that can be resisted.”

Dugard said the Palestinians could then ask prosecutors to investigate alleged crimes in July and August in Gaza, but also the legality of Israeli West Bank settlements.

“The settlements are an ongoing crime and it is quite clear that the settlements constitute a war crime under the Rome Statute and that is what Israel is desperately worried about,” Dugan said

If this were to happen we will see just how much the “rule of law” really means to the US……will they ignore a ruling they do not agree with or will they do the right thing?  Then we will see which is more important the law or the cash from Israel….my money is on the cash.

Gaza images – Google Search

I know with everyone’s busy life they just do not have the time to pay attention to the world and all its glory….but take some time and see just what is happening in Gaza….

DO YOU HAVE THE GUTS TO TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT WHAT OUR WEAPONS HAVE DONE?

 

Gaza images – Google Search.

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