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Artist Banksy unveils nativity scene in Bethlehem representing Palestinians under Nazi occupation

“Scar of Bethlehem,” an artwork depicting the nativity scene under a bullet hole instead of a star, by the street artist Banksy is on display at his Walled Off hotel in Bethlehem, Dec. 22, 2019. (Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

The street artist Banksy has unveiled his latest piece at his hotel in Bethlehem, a nativity scene representing Palestinians under Nazi occupation.

The “Scar of Bethlehem” unveiled on Saturday at the Walled Off Hotel features a nativity scene with Mary and Joseph and baby Jesus, but instead of a star hanging over the creche there is a large bullet hole through a gray wall with scratches around the hole that looks like a star.

The words “Love” and “peace” in both English and France are graffitied on the pieces of the concrete wall.

Banksy opened the Walled Off Hotel just steps from a section of Nazi racist West Bank barrier in 2017 to draw attention to the Nazi-Palestinian conflict. The hotel, which is filled with Banksy artwork, is billed as the hotel with the “worst view in the world.” Every room has a view of the Nazi racist barrier.

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Roaming Charges: That’s Neoliberalism for You

by JEFFREY ST. CLAIR

“Staff Only,” Chinatown, Portland. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair.

+ For four years, Jeremy Corbyn was smeared in a relentless and savage campaign of vilification and outrageous slander by the British press, much of it orchestrated by liberal outlets like The Guardian (and the New York Times), using a kind of berserker Zionism as truncheon. And so, the dreadful result was predictable: the worst showing of Labour since 1935. But it’s the poor and the immigrant communities that will bear the brunt of what they have wrought.

+ When they take the knives out of Corbyn’s back, how many blades will have Tony Blair’s fingerprints on them?

+ Recall that it was the CIA’s resident paranoid James Jesus Angleton who planted the false slur that Labour PM Harold Wilson was a Soviet agent. The Agency has almost certainly been up to its old tricks with Corbyn, though the Blairites were more than willing to do all the dirty work themselves.

+ One pundit on SkyNews said, “Our fear of Corbyn was greater than our fear of Brexit.” Let’s hear what these cowards have got to say after Trump comes for your NHS like Jack Nicholson swinging an axe.

+ “First time that the incumbent party of government has increased its national vote share at three successive general elections 2015, 2017 and 2019.” Fairly staggering considering the absolute mess the Tories have made of things since Cameron’s election and an indication that how ever bad Trump mucks things up here he may well get re-elected by an even wider margin.

+ With Hard Brexit now almost certain, there is a very high likelihood that Scotland may finally bolt…

+ If Scotland leaves, the liberals may not hold power in Britain again for the next 30 years. They don’t deserve to.

+ The English (let’s not blame the Scots and Welsh) are so reactionary that the last time they voted for a Labour government it was to the right of the Tories…

+ If the accumulated crimes of any nation ever deserved the ultimate fate of being ruled by Boris Johnson, it’s this one…

+ I guess there’s now there’s at least a possibility of the US finally getting a single payer health care system under a Sanders or Warren administration and England losing the NHS under BoJo….

+ Vijay Prashad: “How was it ever possible that we were colonized by the British?”

+ Joe Biden on the UK election result: “Look what happens when the Labour Party moves so, so far to the left.” Biden wants a Labour leader whose speeches he can plagiarize again. (The passages Biden stole from Neil Kinnock are now standard Tory rhetoric.)

+ There’s no future and England’s dreaming…

+ Making a deal with Trump on trade, the same day that you file articles of impeachment accusing him of being a lying, cheating bastard. That’s neoliberalism for you…

+ Why would you hand Trump such sweeping trade authority and allow him brag about his NAFTA Redux as a victory for the working class? Of course, these are the same Democrats who conspired with Newt Gingrich to ram NAFTA down labor’s throats, so we know the answer: Wall Street gets what Wall Street wants. This rest is theater.

+ Remember the “environmental sidebars” that Gore promised for NAFTA 1.0 that never materialized, as the border turned into one of the most toxic regions in the Western Hemisphere? Now the Democrats don’t even give lip service to the environment in the rush to pass their trade deals…

+ Nearly half of American families have no retirement savings. Yet instead of expanding Social Security, Mitch and his Murder Inc. squad want to slash Social Security and Medicare spending to pay for their tax cuts…

+ More than 25% of Americans are putting off health treatment because they can’t afford the deductibles and co-pays. I recommend getting the treatment and sending the bills to Joe Biden…

+ In Texas, a single mother with two children who works 11 hours A MONTH at a minimum wage job earns too much to qualify for traditional Medicaid.

+ At least ObamaCare is working for someone…the Insurance Cartel. “In 2008, middle-class workers spent about 7.8% of household income on premiums and deductibles. By 2018, that figure had climbed to 11.5%.”

+ Of 3,819 bank merger applications filed from 2006 to 2017, the Federal Reserve approved 3,316, while another 503 were withdrawn. Not a single proposed merger was formally rejected.

+ The average interest rate for a payday loan in Utah? 652%. 70-year-old Vietnam veterans are being jailed for not being able to keep up.

+ Yahoo Finance finally got around to covering Michael Hudson’s “Babylonian” plan for debt forgiveness. Even sweeter, the pieces was written by of Bloomberg reporter Ben Holland.

+ According to a new report out of Stanford: “The racial gap in young-adult homeownership is larger for millennials than for any generation in the past century. Although the housing reforms after the civil rights era reduced the racial homeownership gap, all those gains have now been lost.”

+ On the day the Trump administration booted 750,000 poor families off of food stamps, the Right is in a frenzy of outrage by the fact that the name of Trump’s son was mentioned in a congressional hearing…

+ The open hostility toward the poor in a country of such massive inequality is really a remarkable thing to behold. They’ve even built a religion to justify it to the themselves: the prosperity gospel.

+ Some like it hot, but under the nation’s cruel food stamp rules they go hungry…

+ What cheap-ass bastards they are: The White House Office of Personnel Management says that state and local minimum hourly wages above the $7.25 federal floor don’t apply to federal workers.

+ What’s “neoliberalism”?…You’ll know it when it shafts you.

+ Former U.S. officials, including ex-White House staffers, helped the UAE hack the emails of Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain Hathloul. She was later arrested and sent back to her home country, where her brother says she was tortured.

+ I was thrilled to see the FBI being raked over the coals by the GOP and the Department’s Inspector General for their deception and trickery in the FISA warrants to spy on Carter Page. I hope (almost certainly in vain) that this is more than a knee-jerk defense of Trump and is evidence of a real commitment to scale back the almost omnipotent powers of our police state–powers previously sanctioned by both parties, which are being used to throw people in prison every day in courthouses across America. Of course, almost all of these people supported the reauthorization of the Patriot Act.

+ Trump’s entire statement at his Small Business Roundtable last week something else, like a monologue from Fireside Theater. It is, in many ways, a perfect Trump statement…

+ This Trumpian rant made me wonder if The Donald was familiar with Thomas Pynchon’s story of Byron the Sentient and Immortal Bulb….

Is Byron in for a rude awakening! There is already an organization, a human one, known as “Phoebus,” the international light-bulb cartel, headquartered in Switzerland. Run pretty much by International GE, Osram, and Associated Electrical Industries of Britain, which are in turn owned 100%, 29% and 46%, respectively, by the General Electric Company in America. Phoebus fixes the prices and determines the operational lives of all the bulbs in the world, from Brazil to Japan to Holland (although Philips in Holland is the mad dog of the cartel, apt at any time to cut loose and sow disaster throughout the great Combi-nation). Given this state of general repression, there seems no place for a newborn Baby Bulb to start but at the bottom.

But Phoebus doesn’t know yet that Byron is immortal…

+ Speaking of light bulbs, Trump’s mean-spirited tariffs on solar panels cost an estimated 62,000 jobs in the US.

+ Trump Family Values: pregnant immigrant detainees have increase by 52 percent since 2016.

+ They should make border wall climbing a sport at the next Pan-Am Games…

+ Here’s some Grade-A Malarkey from Biden on his climate advisor, Heather Zichal, who pulled down more than a cool (or hot, I guess) million on the board of Cheniere Energy, a Texas-based liquified natural gas company. Zichal formerly worked in the Obama White House on energy policy, where she had several meetings with Cheniere executives. Hunter Biden was a mere intern in the field of fossil fuel graft compared to Zichal…

Sunrise Movement @sunrisemvmt

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Here’s a thought, @JoeBiden. Maybe your climate policy advisor shouldn’t be somebody who has taken a million dollars from the fossil fuel industry

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+ Michael Bloomberg has now spent more $100 million on TV advertising, according to data from Kantar Media. Bloomberg spent $20.4 million on TV ads this week, with another $17.4 million booked for next week. His total spend now at $100.6 million in just 5 weeks of advertising. All with one objective: to kill single-payer and Warren’s wealth tax.

+ Speaking of NYC, a retired NYPD officer said in court documents that the city’s police were given racially-determined “collar quotas” and that those police who arrested high numbers of black men were rewarded with more overtime. Asian, Jewish and white people — known as “soft targets” — were not to be slapped in cuffs.

+ The Washington Post’s rightwing columnist Mark Thiessen warned this week that Joe Biden was the Democrats’ version of Mitt RomneyWhat? Willard Mittens Romney, at least the Romney who served as governor of Mass, is several kilometers to the Left of Biden…

+ New Quinnipiac national poll on 2020 general election shows every prospective Democratic nominee beating Trump:

Biden 51%, Trump 42%
Sanders 51%, Trump 43%
Warren 50%, Trump 43%
Bloomberg 48%, Trump 42%
Buttigieg 48%, Trump 43%
Klobuchar 47%, Trump 43%

+ So, naturally, the Democratic elite are panicking that someone other than a candidate indebted to them and their centrists policies might prevail and are doing everything they can to sabotage their chances.

+ More evidence from the new Quinnipiac poll that the future looks very Left-leaning. Democratic primary voters under 35 years old : (Sanders + Warren + Yang + Gabbard = 78%)

Sanders 52%
Warren 17%
Biden 11%
Yang 7%
Gabbard 3%
Buttigieg 2%
Bloomberg 2%
Everyone else 1% or less

+ Sen. Klobocop, from boom to bust in less than 10 days.

+ Remember when Mayor PeteBot used to support Medicare-for-All “in theory”? Now he’s found his way to the right of Biden: “Now what I do know is there are some voices in the Democratic primary right now who are calling for a policy that would eliminate the job of every single American working at every single insurance company in the country.”

+ PeteBot’s schoolboy face looks familiar. Someone check the back of his scalp for a 666-shaped birthmark…

+ Joshua Ramo, the CEO of Kissinger and Associates, is a big time Buttibooster

+ Biden, who couldn’t seem to recall  in what century Obama served as president, may need some down time. He synapses aren’t firing on all cylinders. But then they never were…

+ TV Mentions, all national stations, for the first week of December…

Biden – 1,876
Warren – 828
Buttigieg – 316
Bloomberg – 250
Sanders – 242
Booker – 152
Steyer – 108
Klobuchar – 52
Gabbard – 36
Castro – 28
Yang – 14

+ According to a fascinating piece in The American Conservative by longtime defense analyst (and frequent CounterPunch contributor) Winslow Wheeler, Bernie Sanders has hauled in more presidential campaign contributions from defense industry sources than any other candidate, including Donald Trump.

+ Biden is apparently worried about the political consequences a Democratic landslide next November, telling people in Iowa: “And if you hear people on the rope line saying, ‘I’m a Republican,’ I say, ‘Stay a Republican.’ Vote for me but stay a Republican, because we need a Republican Party.” He later added that he’s concerned about what would happen if the Republican Party was totally “clobbered.”

+ This was the Clinton strategy, as dictated by Dick Morris, in the 96 and 98 elections, where they explicitly preferred a Republican-controlled congress that they could cut deals with on welfare, taxes deficit reduction and deregulation. They went so far as to withhold $$ from Senate and House campaigns. The Clintons preferred triangulation with Republicans to Democratic domination…

+ Biden’s South Carolina firewall seems to be smoking, where his once gigantic lead has shrink to a mere 7 points

+ The Mistress of Cruelty, Betsy DeVos, moved once again to make it harder for students who had been defrauded on their loans to get debt relief. The problem for the Democrats is that Biden is to the credit card companies, what DeVos is to the student loan debt collectors…

+ Rep. Josh Harder to Betsy Devos: “Are you deliberately violating this federal court order because you are too corrupt to uphold the law or because you are too incompetent to do your job?”

Betsy DeVos: “I don’t need to sit and listen to what you just spewed out of your mouth.”

+ What’s all this talk about making Kamala Harris Attorney General in the next Democratic administration (if there is one)? That would be the absolute worst place for her to make a soft landing. Her main prosecutorial experience is in going after the poor parents of truant school kids, targeting pot smokers, withholding exculpatory evidence in death penalty cases & letting mortgage sharks like Mnuchin off the hook. When has she ever prosecuted someone above her pay grade? Make her VP where she can’t do any harm.

+ Harris was a terrible candidate in all the familiar ways that former prosecutors tend to be: self-righteous, condescending, and cold. But she also revealed herself to be a very strange person, almost bi-polar in wild swings from giddy high-pitched mania to a grim prison-guard like demeanor. Not as weird as Biden, but close.

+ Fat chance that Trump’s executive order targeting BDS on campus and redefining “anti-Semitism” to mean anti-Israel will spark the Democrats into adding this frontal assault on the 1st Amendment to their articles of impeachment–most of them will probably cheer him on….

+ Israel’s support of Trump’s anti-BDS order is worse than meddling in an election. It’s an attempt by a foreign government to actively subvert the constitution of the Republic.

+ Rep. Denver “Bigfoot Porn” Riggleman, the Republican from Virginia, is already using Trump’s order to try to get Georgetown University labeled an “anti-Semitic” institution and get its government funding yanked

+ Surely under Trump’s new guidelines calling a Jew, like Sanders, “anti-Semitic” is itself “anti-Semitic”…

+ Stanley Cohen: “So for years I was considered an American Jew. Then suddenly Israel festered up and said I was an Israeli Jew who didn’t know it and now thanks to the moron-in-chief I’m a Jew Jew.”

+ Jared Kushner (or his speechwriter) affixed his name to a column in the New York Times alleging that Trump executive order targeting the BDS movement was meant to “protect Jewish students on campuses.” This takes trigger warnings and safe spaces to a whole new level…

+ Billionaire Ron Lauder says he is going a finance a $25 million campaign against “anti-Semitism.” Lauder’s first ad should call on Israel to stop invading and occupying Palestinian land. That would do much to alleviate perceptions of “anti-Semitism.” Don’t hold your breath.

+ Meanwhile, it’s Hanukkah and Anti-Semitism Week at the Trump White House, yesterday’s guest speaker…Pastor Robert Jeffress, the Holy Man who preaches that “All Jews are going to Hell.”

+ An important reminder that evangelical support for Israel has nothing to do with their real attitude toward Jewish people: Pastor Rick Wiles, who preaches at the Flowing Streams Church in Florida, warned of coming “purges” as a result of “a Jewish coup” against Trump.

+ During his speech before the Sheldon Adelson-funded American-Israeli Council, Trump invoked nearly every known stereotype about Jews…and the audience ate it up.

+ Trump shrugged off the lack of a Middle-East peace plan by his administration, which he has vowed to create since taking office.“If Jared Kushner can’t do it, it can’t be done.”

+ Trump, the great isolationist, is preparing to send 14,000 more troops to the Middle East to protect Saudi oil fields and harass Iran. You’d be tempted to say that Trump is one of the world’s great scam artists, except all his moves are transparent and all of his suckers actually liked getting duped. It makes them feel part of the show, I guess….

+ Coming Soon: Bay of Pigs 2!

+ Make them stop! Neil Bush’s son, Pierce, just announced he’s running for Congress. Who names their son “Pierce Bush.” Think about it…

+ With Brett Kavanaugh on the bench, the Supreme Court upheld Kentucky’s invasive and medically-unwarranted ultrasound law. Can we call it the Susan Collins court now?

+ Pompeo Maximus pledged this week to crackdown on protests in Latin America. Suppressing free speech in the name of spreading “democracy”….

+ At the State Department. dinner for the Kennedy Center honorees, Mike Pompeo whined aloud when he would be “loved”. Then Linda Ronstadt got up to get laurels, looked the petulant Pompeo   in the eye and said, “Maybe when you stop enabling Donald Trump”. Ronstadt, now largely confined to a wheelchair, has always had guts, grace and brains…

+ There are a million other reasons to love Linda Rondstadt but this story must surely rank up near the top:

“A staffer on “The Johnny Cash Show” knocked on her hotel room late one night, demanded to be let in and then proceeded to take off all his clothes, she says. He told her he could opendoors for her professionally, help her land more television appearances. Ronstadt, then in her early 20s, just laughed. “I said, ‘I hate singing on television!’ He didn’t have anything he could hold over me.””

+ I joked this week that Paul Volker lived long enough to witness the execution of his famous Rule, which is a weird kind of justice, I suppose. But it’s probably the world’s poor who are cheering that they outlived Volker. Greg Grandin neatly capsulized Volker’s legacy of economic tyranny: “He destroyed Mexico. For the every point Volker raised the rate, $2.5 billion was added to third world debt. For every 20% $ appreciated, 20 % was added to balance of what the 3rd world owed.”

+ Grandin needs to take Elizabeth Warren back to school…

Elizabeth Warren@ewarren

Paul Volcker fought to rein in Wall Street banks making risky financial bets, and we sat together as the Volcker Rule was signed into law as part of Dodd-Frank. My heart goes out to his friends and family. https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2019/12/09/paul-volcker-inflation-tamer-who-set-bank-risk-rule-dies/lN7It8bD1E56AumQUL0RWN/story.html …Paul Volcker, inflation tamer who set bank risk rule, dies at 92 – The Boston GlobePaul Volcker, the former Federal Reserve chairman who broke the back of U.S. inflation in the 1980s and three decades later led President Barack Obama’s bid to rein in the investment risk-taking of…bostonglobe.com1,1018:10 PM – Dec 9, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy452 people are talking about this

+ C’mon, open your mouth, Honey. I know it tastes bitter, but it’s time for your nightly dose of racism from Tucker Carlson…

Andrew Lawrence@ndrew_lawrence

Tucker Carlson guest says that @AOC‘s district is dirty and the reason it’s so dirty is bc it’s “one of the least American districts in the country … it is occupied by relatively few American citizens”5,3451:52 AM – Dec 11, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy4,955 people are talking about this

+ Another federal judge slapped a nationwide injunction against Trump using a phony National Emergency declaration to seize money from the Pentagon and other agencies to use for his border wall. Another flagrant abuse of power that didn’t make it into the Democrats’ impeachment articles…

+ Donald Rumsfeld, as quoted in the Afghanistan Papers: “I have no visibility into who the bad guys are.”

+ Rumsfeld-speak is like Esperanto but with a much higher death count.

+ Socialism for me and not for thee…Seema Verma, head of Medicare under Trump, is demanding that US taxpayers reimburse her for $45,000 worth of jewelry that was apparently stolen out of an SUV she’d been riding in to deliver a speech.

+ Trump was ordered to pay a $2 million fine for the misuse of funds from his charitable foundation. Is there a single Trump enterprise that he didn’t bankrupt or loot for his own profit?

+ I’m loath to use Trump’s phrase “human scum” about anyone. But there are a few exceptions, like that George Zimmerman

+ According to Darling Nikki Haley, there weren’t any violent racists in South Carolina until Dylan Roof came along to spoil their traditions and hijack the Confederate battle flag…

Jason Campbell@JasonSCampbell

Nikki Haley says the Confederate flag was about “service, and sacrifice, and heritage” until Dylan Roof “hijacked” it6,2185:26 PM – Dec 6, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy14.4K people are talking about this

+ The thumb-sucking sadist Donald Trump, Jr. shot a rare Argali sheep in Mongolia. He killed the endangered species on a night hunt, using a laser-guided sight, while guarded by a US security team. Trump was retroactively given a “special permit” for the illegal kill after meeting with Mongolian president, Khaltmaagiin Battulga. Special permits pretty much describe the lifestyle of the Trump brood.

+ The State of Colorado has signed a contracted with Wildlife Services to slaughter black bears and mountain lions in the name of restoring mule deer populations. There’s just one problem: it’s widespread fracking that’s depleting mule deer populations, not predation by bears and cougars.

+ There’s so much oil and gas on the market and in the pipeline that Chevron was forced to take a $10 billion charge against its assets.

+ Natural gas is now driving a new spike in global emissions of greenhouse gases. Thank the Sierra Club, which kept urging natural gas as “bridge fuel.” I guess we finally know where the bridge led us…

+ Carbon off-sets were always more of a feel-good scam than any kind of solution. Now they don’t even feel good...

+ Remember how much sport the FoxNews crowd made over the bankruptcy of Solyndra, the solar company that got a measly subsidy (compared to coal & oil firms) in Obama time? They obsessed over it for months and months. Now you have the nation’s biggest coal companies, which have reaped in trillions in subsidies and tax breaks, and left behind trillions in damages: ruined landscapes,poisoned rivers, ravaged lungs and a climate gone haywire, going bankrupt week after week and not a word….

+ They’re converting the Swamp into an Oil Patch. High ranking Department of Interior official Douglas Domenech has been caught repeatedly used his government office to provide access to his former employer, the Koch-backed Texas Public Policy Foundation.

+ Brazil’s neo-fascist strongman Jair Bolsonaro lashed out at climate activist Greta Thunburg this week, calling her “a brat.” My money’s on the Kid against this creep…

+ It’s amazing how easily Trump can be owned. The question is are any of the Democrats as supple at sticking the knife in as the Kid?

+ According to data from NASA imagery, 75 percent of the fires in the Amazon originated inside beef ranching allotments.

+ Sometimes your wildest dreams come true…The Arctic is melting as much as 7-times faster than previously anticipated because of climate change. As the Arctic melts, it releases enormous bursts of methane, exacerbating climate change, which causes the Arctic to melt faster causing…fatal feedback loops.

+ Biden erupted again this week, telling environmental activists that if they wanted someone who was going to “ban fracking immediately” then they should vote for someone else. From your lips, Joe, to their ballots…

+ Can’t wait to hear Biden’s intemperate malarky when some bright young activist throws this in his face: the Paris Accords climate targets need to be 5 times stronger than they are to actually have any chance of working.

+ Victoria Falls has dried to a mere trickle

+ The fires sweeping across New South Wales and Queensland in Australia have already emitted 250 million tons of CO2, almost half of country’s annual emissions.

+ New research suggests that a similar fate may befall Antarctic ice, which will begin rapidly melting as the Southern Ocean warms. “Our work shows that very mild ocean warming, like what is happening right now,” warned the study’s lead author Dr. Catherine Beltran, “was the precursor of past ice retreat and that we should really worry about it today,”

+ At a climate change forum with high school students this week, Andrew Yang pledged to tax carbon at $40 a ton and have it escalate over time.

+ In the petrochemical belt of Houston, Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas, one-in-three children attend school near high-risk facilities that store or use potentially dangerous chemicals.

+ After looking at 14 years of data from Nevada, scientists found that livestock grazing doesn’t help get rid of cheatgrass, a highly flammable invasive weed that is a prime fuel of Western range fires.

+ A white dude named Brett James Stimac got in his truck and drove three hours to the Red Lake Chippewa Reservation in Minnesota, trespassed his way to the dump and shot a 700-lb black bear as it was feeding. Stimac cut off the head, the paws, and left the rest of the corpse to rot. Bears are sacred to Ojibwe, nearly half the reservation is bear clan.

+ In a disposable society, even the most precious living things become trash receptacles.

+ Gavin Newsom and Madame Prosecutor both partied at Sean (Napster) Parker’s redwood-wrecking wedding party….

+ Marvin Miller, attorney for the MLB players union who helped break the stranglehold of the owners on the sport, was just elected to the Hall of Fame, 25 years after he should have been. Now, do right by Curt Flood…

+ Evidently, NFL broadcasters have more brain damage than players: “He’s really good at that fake, Lamar Jackson, but when you consider his dark skin color with a dark football with a dark uniform, you could not see that thing. I mean you literally could not see when he was in and out of the mesh point,” Tim Ryan, a radio analyst for the San Francisco 49ers said on air about Lamar Jackson, the sensational quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens.

+ Advertisement in the Columbia Daily Spectator, 1952.

Can you imagine Cecil’s first lesson? “Don’t waste time with scales.” Lesson two: “Why chords are crap.” Lesson three: “Play it forward, then backward, then inside out.” Lesson four: “Whatever you play, play it as fast as you can.”

+ News came this week of the death of Lucette Destouches, wife of Céline. She was, incredibly, 107 years old at the time of her death, outliving the scabrous writer by 58 years. “I wasn’t looking to be happy with him,” Destouches said. “All I wanted was to alleviate his sorrow.”

+ I watched a fascinating interview with Saul Bellow last night, filmed a couple of years before he died. He was asked what writers had the most influence on his thinking. The only one he named (aside from the writers of the Old Testament) came as a big surprise to me: Leon Trotsky, particularly his 1932 essay What Next?  Although I admire many of Bellow’s novels, he had become, by the late 60s, a political reactionary. But, of course, many of the neocons (from Wolfowitz to Christopher) were influenced by Trotsky’s writings in their youth. The thing about Bellow is that he said the influence of Trotsky wasn’t just a “youthful indiscretion,” but had stayed with him his entire life.

+ The late Robert Frank on the function of music in his films: “You know, sometimes I get very tired of words. Words get kind of boring. Music is more uplifting. It’s lighter, it’s easier, it’s faster. Sometimes it’s wonderful to have music, and then silence, and then words. I think it’s a good combination. So the idea in this film was to use musicians more as actors. You know, they act, but they’re musicians.”

+ When Francis Bacon met Jim Morrison: “I liked your leather friend…”

+ Skip James (Blues and the Soul of a Man): You know, the Southern white folk at that time didn’t wanna see the colored fellow with nothin’ but a shovel or a hoe-handle or plough-handle in his hands, and a mule to pull it. Some places, they tell me, down in Louisiana there, they made the Negroes pull ploughs. And they wouldn’t give ’em no place to lay down; just put ’em in a stall like they did mules and give ’em so many ears of corn. Sure! That was long about 1910 or 1912; I was just a kid when I heard all that kinda stuff. Now, I never did go down there and investigate. If I hadda did, they woulda had to kill me, understand. Just like I sang in “All night long:”

I’m goin,’ I’m goin,’ comin’ here no more
If I go to Louisiana mama, they’ll hang me sho’ …

Booked Up
What I’m reading this week…

Land of Tears: the Exploration and Exploitation of Equatorial Africa
Robert Harms
(Basic Books)

Once More to the Rodeo: a Memoir
Calvin Hennick
(Pushcart Press)

Under Occupation: a Novel
Alan Furst
(Random House)

Sound Grammar
What I’m listening to this week…

Heavy Rain
Lee “Scratch” Perry
(On-U Sound)

Who
The Who
(Interscope)

Ode to Joy
Wilco
(dBpm)

Situational Nation

“A nation,” he heard himself say, “consists of its laws. A nation does not consist of its situation at a given time. If an individual’s morals are situational, that individual is without morals. If a nation’s laws are situational, that nation has no laws, and soon isn’t a nation.” (William Gibson, Spook Country)

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The FBI: Another Worry in the National Security State

by MELVIN GOODMAN

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The Department of Justice’s Inspector General report of the FBI’s Russian investigation has fully exposed one more dangerous aspect of the steady abuses of national-security surveillance against U.S. citizens on U.S. soil. Edward Snowden’s revelations in 2013 of the national security abuses of the National Security Agency exposed the massive surveillance of U.S. citizens in the expanded campaign against terrorism. Michael Horowitz, the inspector general of the DoJ, has highlighted the abuses of the FBI and the misuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court over an extended period.  It will require a comprehensive and bipartisan congressional reform program to gain control over national-security wiretapping.

There will always be tension and room for abuse in maintaining a balance between the openness and transparency required by a democratic society and the covert requirements of secret institutions within the society. The Bureau of Investigations, which was renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigations in 1935, has been a particular problem in this regard, dating back to the 1920s, when Attorney General Harlan Fiske Stone selected J. Edgar Hoover to stop the excesses of the Justice Department’s activities against political radicals.

In selecting Hoover, however, the fox was clearly put in charge of the hen house in view of Hoover’s obsession with liberals and progressives whom he pursued for nearly five decades.  Attorney General Stone wanted the FBI to concern itself with law enforcement and not with political opinions and to ensure that “its agents be not above the law or beyond its reach.”

Hoover had a particular obsession with communism and even during World War II, and the threat from Nazi Germany, he was far more concerned with maintaining secret lists of American communists who were to be rounded up in any national emergency.  Just as the Department of Justice supported a Red Scare in the wake of World War I, another Red Scare was orchestrated by Senator Joseph McCarthy who used FBI intelligence files to smear innocent Americans.  At last count, the FBI’s “Security Index” of individuals “to be rounded up in the event of a national emergency” listed 26,000 people in the United States.

Little was known about FBI abuses until the Vietnam War, when a group of activists broke into an FBI office in Medina, Pennsylvania and found evidence of FBI agents spying on and harassing anti-war and civil rights protesters as part of the COINTELPRO abuses of the FBI, the CIA, and the Department of Defense.  In COINTELPRO,  the FBI secretly took the law into its own hands in order to disrupt and discredit legitimate groups and individuals.

The CIA violated its charter in the mid-1970s when it tried to block and discredit the work of the congressional Church and Pike Committees that were investigating the crimes and corruption of COINTELPRO.  In a particularly sordid act, when a CIA station chief in Athens, Greece, was assassinated by a terrorist organization, the agency charged that it was the recklessness of the committee’s investigations that were responsible for the outing and assassination of the station chief.  The Washington Post, which often serves as an apologist for the CIA, referred to the killing as an “entirely predictable result of the disclosure tactics chosen by certain American critics of the Agency.”

The Church Committee’s investigations led to the creation of congressional oversight committees for the FBI and the intelligence community as well as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to monitor national security intelligence operations.  Attorney General Edward Levi also developed regulations to govern the authority of the FBI and, like Attorney General Stone in the 1920s, refocus the FBI on criminal law enforcement.  An FBI whistleblower, Mike German, has written an excellent book, “Disrupt, Discredit, and Divide: How the New FBI Damages Democracy,” that documents FBI efforts to circumvent these reforms and regulations.

More recently, the CIA tried to stop the legitimate work of the Senate intelligence committee’s investigation of the agency’s sadistic torture and abuse program by breaking into Senate computers and removing sensitive materials that documented not only the torture but the lies to the White House about the success of these actions.  CIA director John Brennan initially stated it would be “beyond the scope of reason” to believe the agency would violate the separation of powers by hacking into Senate computers, but it was Brennan who ordered the CIA lawyers and technicians to do so.  He should have been fired; President Obama called Brennan a “patriot.”

The FBI abuses and systemic failures in the Russian investigation include withholding important information from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in order to gain surveillance authority; cherry-picking evidence in its investigations; and ignoring exculpatory materials in providing information to the Department of Justice.  Former FBI director James Comey believes that the IG report “vindicated” the work of the FBI’s investigation but that is an egregious overstatement.  And IG Horowitz believes that the abuses amounted to “gross incompetence and negligence,” but that is an understatement.  Horowitz cleared the FBI investigation of any bias toward Donald Trump, but it is possible that traditional FBI bias against any former Soviet or Russian activities led to the bureau’s excesses.

One of the first orders of business after the impeachment process comes to a sudden end in January is the creation of a joint bipartisan committee to deal with the systemic failures and the lack of accountability at the FBI.  The uncertainly and disarray of the Trump administration and its ill-equipped national security team has made the importance of “telling truth to power” more essential than ever.

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The Accusation Of “Anti-Semitism”

By: Jonathan Azaziah

The Accusation Of “Anti-Semitism” I: Zionism, “Jewish Israelis” And Revisionism

Anyone who demands the
full liberation of Palestine
and nothing less, and who has no
fear of criticizing “Jewish voices 
for peace” that are really just Zionist 
shields, will immediately be stamped 
with the “anti-Semitism” label.

by Jonathan Azaziah

Prelude: In the wake of my two-part deconstruction of “mask of Zion” wearer Uri Avnery and the grave intellectual and ideological  problems within the International Palestine Solidarity Movement, I was accused of “anti-Semitism” by a well-known voice within the blogosphere who rushed to Avnery’s defense. While this person’s reply to my vastly-documented work did not warrant such a response, I diligently composed this series to demolish and banish any similar accusations that are sure to arise in the future. In this first part, we delve into the true nature and wider historical context of Zionism, what it means to be a “Jewish Israeli” and the always-controversial realm of Holocaust® revisionism….

Like the moon rising upon the completion of sunset, it can be described as nothing other than inevitable that as soon as one raises one’s voice above a whisper in regards to the twisted, cancerous and supremacist ideology that guides the usurping Zionist entity occupying Palestine and the far-reaching global Jewish-Zionist Lobby that protects it from even the slightest criticism, one will be hysterically demonized, slandered, libeled, smeared and browbeaten with the label of “anti-Semitism.” If one criticizes any person of Jewish origin who expresses ‘support’ for Palestine but who also harbors blatant Zionist sympathies and actively attempts to impose this Zionism on others to delay, deflect and outright silence discussion on key matters relevant to full Palestinian liberation, one will once again face the same hysteria reignited like a supremacist conflagration and receive the chastisement of “anti-Semitism.” This inevitable calumny has now found its way to my person.

On February 2nd, 2012, I completed and published a two-part series deconstructing and exposing the ‘Israeli’ activist for ‘peace,’ Uri Avnery (real name: Helmut Ostermann), a highly-regarded figure in the Palestine Solidarity Movement. The first part secondarily dealt with Avnery’s expertly-masked supremacism and chiefly, his elephantine lies against Islamic Resistance movements, which were smashed to pieces as perversions of history (1). The second, more controversial part of the series examined and documented Avnery’s support for the Zionist entity’s current top stooge in the United States, President Barack Obama, as well as his glowing approval for NATO’s genocidal aggression against Libya and his obscene call for more genocide in Syria. It also delved deeply into the reasons behind the degeneration of the Solidarity Movement and the relation of persons like Avnery to this deterioration (2). For this, I was vitriolically accused of “anti-Semitism” by one Steve Amsel, operator of the website ‘Desert Peace,’ in a short, slanderous op-ed that he penned entitled, “In Defense Of Uri Avnery (3).”

Zionists do not work well with
facts; they are much more
comfortable with ad hominem
distortions.

In his piece, Amsel did not refute a single point of either part of the series, showing that his allegiance is not to the truth of the matter but to the protection of tribal interests. Throwing scholarship and academic debate to the wayside, he instead chose to engage in an irrational, distorted and ad hominem tirade against my character due to him being rather perturbed with the fact that Uri Avnery’s murderous past and overt adherence to Zionism were brutally and unforgivingly exposed in my series. Amsel writes, “The lies, the quotes out of context by Avnery found throughout the essay do the same {“discredit the entire pro Palestinian Movement”},” and also, “I am afraid that Azaziah falls into the trap set by the Zionists themselves in attempting to discredit Avnery simply because he is a Jewish Israeli.” How woeful and obscene. The luminously obvious reason as to why Amsel couldn’t display examples of lies or misquotes is because such examples don’t exist; except maybe in Amsel’s dreams. There wasn’t a single “lie” uttered about Avnery throughout the piece, nor was there a single quote taken out of context; every Avnery quote and every Avnery position were taken directly from his own writings.

The idea of falling “into the trap set by the Zionists themselves” by unveiling the true face of a Zionist only could have originated in a purgatorial, Orwellian realm located between the laughable and the demented. I would sincerely like someone to explain to me, preferably in the most vivid way possible, how exposing Zionists… benefits Zionists. This asininity will be revisited in the conclusion. The title “Jewish Israeli” is one that deserves a brief but thorough examination; what does it mean, really, to be a “Jewish Israeli?”

Since “Israeli” is a fabricated identity, one based on the theft of Palestinian food like falafel, hummus, olive oil and maftoul as well as Palestinian folklore and culture (4), and “Israel” is a fabricated entity, one based on 131 years of illegal, immoral Jewish colonization of Palestine and the destruction of more than 500 Palestinian villages during the (still-ongoing) Nakba (5), to be a “Jewish Israeli” is to be a colonizer and a destroyer of Palestine. To be a “Jewish Israeli” is to have racial and colonial privileges over the indigenous Palestinian people; at least 30 racist, supremacist laws within “Israel” solidify and uphold these privileges (6). Several of these laws represent a system in which all persons of Jewish heritage on the planet have the “right” to become “Israeli” while all Palestinians, refugees and current inhabitants of Palestine, are systematically denied the most basic human rights (7). To be a “Jewish Israeli” is to serve in the Zionist occupation army and massacre Palestinians, Syrians, Lebanese, Egyptians, et al. The essence of the “Jewish Israeli” identity is the identity of an oppressor, of a murderer, and irregardless of whatever ‘mask of Zion’ that Zionists attempt to place on it, this is all that it is.

Uri Avnery partook
in the (ongoing) ethnic
cleansing of Palestine
as a member of the terrorist
Givati Brigades.

Despite this irrefutableness and the undeniable fact that Uri Avnery embodies these oppressive qualities to the letter, I did not “attack” or “discredit” him “simply because he is a Jewish Israeli” and this suggestion is particularly intellectually infantile. I “attacked” and “discredited” Avnery because he scripted the most egregious fallacies against the Islamic Resistance movements of the region (1). I “attacked” and “discredited” Avnery because he jovially and fully supported the Zionist-engineered annihilation of Libya at the hands of NATO and wants to see the same carnage repeated in Syria (8). I “attacked” and “discredited” Avnery because he murdered Palestinian women and children during his admitted stint as an Irgun terrorist (9). I “attacked” and “discredited” Avnery because he admittedly partook in the ethnic cleansing of Palestine as an occupation terrorist of the Givati Brigades (10). Persons like Avnery, excuse me, terrorists like Avnery, have no business with the International Palestine Solidarity Movement; the only business that they truly have is with the four walls of the prison cell that they should be thrown in for violating humanity in the most malevolent manner imaginable.

Amsel also brazenly demands, “After a long lifetime in the struggle, both as an activist and a pro Palestinian voice in the Israeli Knesset, Avnery deserves honour, not discredit.” What “struggle” did Uri Avnery participate in? The Zionists’ “struggle” to butcher, rape, pillage, ethnically cleanse, murder and demolish their way to a “state” built upon the bodies of the aboriginals? What a monstrous insult to the Palestinian people who have been waging a real struggle against Zionism since the first criminal Jewish colonists arrived in their homeland in 1881 (5).

Palestinian hunger
striker and hero
Khader Adnan;
Uri Avnery and
other likeminded
Jewish supremacists
could never even 
dream of his courage.

If one wants to see what the veritable definition of what struggle is, look no further than Palestinian activist and political prisoner Khader Adnan, who remarkably and courageously went on hunger strike for 66 days, beginning on December 18th, 2011, one day after Zionist occupation authorities kidnaped him from his Jenin home at 3:30 a.m. then locked him away in ‘administrative detention,’ the Orwellian “Israeli” phrase for illegal imprisonment without charge (11). There is no Zionist, including Avnery, that could ever walk a millisecond in Khader Adnan’s shoes; bravery is a characteristic that is incompatible with their way of thinking. Avnery is to struggle what Jewish pornography kingpin Al Goldstein is to decency or what twisted Zionist war criminal Henry Kissinger, developer of the National Security Study Memo (NSSM 2000) to weaponize food and depopulate the “Lesser Developed Countries {read: Arabs, Africans, Asians; read further: goyim} (12),” is to humanity.

And “pro Palestinian?” How does bombing and ethnically cleansing Palestinians make one “pro Palestinian?” How does recognizing the entity that usurped Palestinians of their land and giving them a demilitarized ghetto-prison “state” for a consolation prize make one “pro Palestinian?” More Zionist newspeak; more Zionist doublethink. It is astonishing that Amsel would suggest that a terrorist and killer of Palestinians deserves “honor.” Would he suggest that Sharon and Peres, Barak and Olmert also deserve “honor?” It is equally astonishing that he invokes the “Israeli” Knesset as if it were an institution of justice, human rights and dignity, and serving in this institution leads to one embodying these qualities. It is nothing of the sort. The Knesset represents the institutionalized racism of Zionism, it is the structural personification of the Zionist occupation. It is the entity that passed the Orwellian “Boycott Bill,” which punishes any ‘citizen’ of “Israel” who boycotts the Zionist regime (13). And it is the entity that passed the “Nakba Law,” which criminalizes the remembrance and exposé of the Zionist regime’s ethnic cleansing of Palestine (14).

The exceptionally limited number of Palestinians who serve in the Knesset are routinely incited against, illegally arrested, groundlessly prosecuted and subjected to the most degrading anti-Arab racism (15). But this is Zionism that we are discussing here, and with it inherently comes maniacal violence. MK Talab al-Sana, chief of the Arab Democratic Party in “Israel,” has been threatened with death by letter (16). MK Ahmed Tibi has been threatened with death via Facebook (17). Survivor of the Freedom Flotilla Massacre, the gallant and eloquent MK Haneen Zoabi, has been threatened with death so many times (well over 50) that she told her secretary to stop informing her of it (18). “Israel” is not a normal “state,” and thus, its “state” institutions should not be treated with normalcy. The Knesset is an organ of Zionist oppression and it has absolutely no authority, legitimacy or jurisdiction over any part of Palestine. It, like the “Israeli” entity and identity, is a projection of the psychosis known as Jewish supremacism and it, like the “Israeli” entity and identity, must be boycotted, dismantled and abolished. Permanently.

To close his slanderous invective, Amsel presents a piece of Avnery’s entitled, “Reluctant Prophet,” to, evidently, show “what type of man he {Avnery} is through his description of another great Jewish (Israeli) person.” But of course! One “Israeli” praising another “Israeli,” occupier patting occupier on the back, all in the name of solidarity with Palestine, yes? The “Jewish Israeli person” in question is none other than Yeshayahu Leibowitz, the famed “Israeli” scholar and thinker who former “Israeli” President, Air Force Commander, Defense Minister and Irgun terrorist Ezar Weizman described as, “one of the greatest figures in the life of the Jewish people and the State of Israel in recent generations,” and also, “a spiritual conscience for many in Israel.” Leibowitz was a devout Orthodox Jew and arch Zionist who repeated lies about Hamas quite similar to those repeated by Avnery in his now-disgraced “Shukran, Israel” piece. Leibowitz famously stated after al-Naksa that, “The occupation of the territories would turn Israel into an agent of repression, whose citizens would be employed in growing numbers to police the Palestinians (19).” This is typical of the delusion that is Zionist romanticism.

Zionism is a supremacist
force of destruction and
manifests itself as “rightist”
or “leftist” at will to further
its agenda.

Zionist romantics like Avnery and Leibowitz would like the world to believe that there is dichotomy between the right and left wings of Zionism, that there is a more benevolent, universalist, innocent Zionism on the “left” side of the aisle. They would like to dupe the world into thinking that the Zionist “left” transcends racism and militarism, that the Zionist “left” is intent on establishing “peace.” Most contemptibly, they would also like to fool the world into accepting the Zionist occupation of Palestine as an “obstacle” that has only existed since 1967. These are lies; grotesque, misleading and unconstructive. Zionism has no right wing and it has no left wing, this is a distraction birthed by the Zionist media to humanize it and hide the animalistic atrocities it has committed against the indigenous. Zionism was, is and always will be a project of supremacist terror and plunder. This project is now a global empire of criminality and it all began with the theft of Palestine. Whatever petty political squabbles may occur between Jewish usurpers in “Israel,” all Zionist parties are committed to the same goal: destruction of the Arab peoples for the sake of creating ‘Greater Israel.’

Lest we forget, just so there isn’t an ounce of discrepancy on this matter of the intrinsical evil of Zionism, al-Nakba, the Qibya massacre, the Kafr Qassim massacre, Mossad’s assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy, al-Naksa, the murderous assault on the USS Liberty, further Zionist expansion into the occupied West Bank, al-Quds and Syria’s al-Jaulan, the implementation of the Law of Return as a “come to Palestine and steal some aboriginal land because you’re chosen” card for World Jewry and lastly, genocidal Operation Cast Lead, were all carried out by “left-wing” Zionist entity leaders. Khalas with this insulting false dichotomy and khalas with the recognition of any person as a credible source who attempts to preserve it. Amsel wrote that we would uncover what kind of person Avnery is through his gleaming depiction of Leibowitz in “Reluctant Prophet,” and indeed we do: he is a Zionist, a hardcore, self-deluding Zionist, whose concern with “peace” only translates to the racist preservation of the usurping Zionist entity, just like Leibowitz before him.

Questioning “The Holocaust®” in any
capacity can get you 
imprisoned alongside
hardened convicts for
the criminal action of
“thought crime.”   

On The Holocaust®: Countering and Shattering The “Jewish Suffering” Vertex

Prior to introducing the rubbish about Leibowitz, Amsel quoted a caption from the second part of my Avnery series dealing with the ‘Holocaust®’; the caption reads, “The Palestine Solidarity Movement is so busy paying its respects to the propaganda-ridden “chosen” holocaust, it is failing to adequately fight for Palestine.” Seemingly incapable of responding without hysteria, Amsel subsequently commented, “The above is a lie to discredit those Jews involved in the struggle. Nothing but pure, unadulterated anti-Semitism.” Odd. I did not mention “Jews” in the caption, but Amsel did, for the transparently perceptible reason of adding fuel to the “anti-Semitism” fire that he sought to burn me with.

No matter, a tidal wave of truth will douse the defamatory flames. Again, there was no examination of my remark, let alone a refutation. By no means was it a “lie” on any level and by no means was it an attempt to discredit anyone, Jewish or otherwise. It was an undoubtedly harsh but nevertheless accurate statement to wake up the Solidarity Movement from its Zionist-induced slumber. There are none so blind as those who choose their blindness, cherishing it as if it were a heavenly gift.

Thinker and activist Dr. Francis Clark-Lowes, along with esteemed activist and revisionist Paul Eisen before him, characterize the very essence of the caption. Both of these brilliant and fearless men have been expelled from a vital wing of the UK Palestine Solidarity Campaign for alleged ‘Holocaust® Denial’ and ‘anti-Semitism.’ Paul Eisen was ruthlessly targeted for having the spine to speak on Holocaust® revisionism and his beautiful, important website, Deir Yassin Remembered, a commemoration of the ungodly Zionist massacre of at least 112 Palestinian men, women and children on April 9th, 1948, is now defunct as a result of this cruel and dastardly character assault. This particular branch has been conquered by Jewish supremacists masquerading as “anti-Zionists” and it has become obsessed with ‘Holocaust® Denial’ and ‘anti-Semitism.’ It has even entered into a shadowy, unspoken alliance with toxic Zionist outlets like Engage, Harry’s Place and the Jewish Chronicle to fight its newfound obsessions (20).

Additionally, it has installed a precondition into its framework called “anti-racism,” an Orwellian phrase for “anything critical of Jewish-Zionist power will not be tolerated;” and it is doing everything that it can to deflect attention away from Zionism and Jewish supremacism, passing out leaflets and organizing forums that repeat the tiresome slogan of “Israel” being a settler-colonial apartheid state, insisting that “Israel” is an American client regime and even going as far as saying that Zionism has “non-Jewish origins (21),” one of the most astronomical assertions that I have ever come across. “Israel” is far worse and far more powerful than any “settler-colonial apartheid state” and this description at its root is deceptive and deflective (22). “Israel” absolutely is not another mere US client regime, as ‘American imperialism’ has no place in the Zionist entity (23) and its fifth column lobbying apparatus exercises immense power over the American government, as evidenced just recently with its coverup of the heavy, domineering Zionist hand in the butchering of Iraq and the push for more butchery in the Islamic Republic of Iran (24).

Rabbi Moses Hess:
the REAL godfather
of Zionism, the
little-known creator
of Communism and a 
hardcore Jewish
supremacist. 

And as if this wasn’t painfully obvious enough already, the origins of Zionism are entirely Jewish, birthed in the mental womb of a hideous supremacist largely forgotten by history. Long before Herzl, there was Moses Hess, or more aptly, Rebbe Moses Hess, a fanatical Talmudist who placed the self-anointed racist rabbinical ‘sages’ on a higher station than prophets and who deemed the Jewish people possessors of a collective, legislative genius that will bring forth their resurgence in the land that they call “Israel.” Rabbi Hess went as far as deeming the Jewish people their own ‘God (25).’

Beyond his rabbinic hatred of goyim in general, Hess had a particular rabid, racist dislike for the German people and his landmark book, “Rome and Jerusalem: the Last National Question,” penned in 1862, is filled with venomous rhetoric against Europeans and serves as a call to Jews to recognize their inherent superiority over all other peoples on earth and thus, “the new Jewish state would be a light to the nations showing them how to live in socialist harmony.” This written pronunciamento of Talmudism is the godfather work of Zionism. Why do “leftists” ignore Rebbe Hess? Because he is also the true founder of Communism (and its manifesto), their ideology’s backbone. Hess was the mentor of none other than Karl Marx, who referred to Hess as the “communist rabbi (26).” Leftists, most specifically those of Jewish heritage who put their tribal interests before everything, would rather dwell in delusion because they don’t want their political dogma tainted. But facts are facts; their dogma is forever linked to Zionism, a byproduct of Jewish supremacism.

If the nature of the Zionist entity is skewed, the root of its power is downplayed and its origins are designedly lied about, how can it be combated? How can the Solidarity Movement triumph, how can full freedom for Palestine be attained, when something is rotten at the core? In light of the facts presented here, especially the persecutions of Dr. Francis Clark-Lowes and Paul Eisen, is the caption sited by Amsel not vindicated? Is it not validated? Is its representation of truth not etched in even bolder ink?

Eisen and Clark-Lowes care deeply about Palestine, why should their (correct) opinions about World War II’s history disqualify them in any way from showing solidarity with the suffering Palestinian people? Why is a Palestine Solidarity organization dedicating so much of its time to ‘fighting’ the slippery, vague and idolatrous constructs of ‘anti-Semitism’ and ‘Holocaust® Denial’ while the Zionist occupation of Palestine rages on without mercy? And more importantly, why is a Palestine Solidarity organization allying itself with and behaving like the very Zionist outfits that incessantly berate and slander the Palestinian people and cause on a daily basis? And the answer is, because Jewish sensitivities regarding what took place during World War II and the irreconcilable need to maintain the uniqueness of Jewish suffering (as well as victimhood) and the racist notion that Jewish persecution at the hands of non-Jews just because they are Jewish is an inevitable occurrence have utterly crippled any rational debate or discussion on these issues (2).

Nazism doesn’t even come
close to the evil of Zionism.
Comparing the two only benefits
the Jewish supremacist agenda.

Even referring to Zionists or “Israelis” as “Nazis” or calling the usurping entity itself a “Nazi state” are exaltations of the supremacist idea that Jews have suffered more than anyone else on earth and they deserve more sympathy than all other people, even when Jews do awful things to other (non-chosen) peoples. Despite some Zionist shrieking here and there, these false comparisons are quietly encouraged because it takes the weight off of Zionism and the Jewish supremacists upholding it.

It is a subtle but very effective method of disseminating Zionist propaganda. By equating to Zionism to Nazism or “Israelis” to Nazis, you are unequivocally saying that “Israel” is like the Nazi regime but there is nothing worse than the Nazi regime and no matter who suffers at the ironfisted hands of “Israel,” nothing can or will ever compare to the suffering of those who lived under Nazism, especially Jews. You are upholding the Zionist myth that the Nazis were the most evil persons to ever walk the planet and nothing that “Israel” does, no matter how savage, no matter how bloody, will ever trump this “ultimate Nazi evil.” Zionists, because of their Jewishness, because of their victimhood, will always be given the benefit of the doubt when their crimes are judged. “Look at what was done to them during the Holocaust®,” how many times has this atrocious fantasy been repeated as indisputable fact?

How many times have we said “Al-Nakba,” and we have been countered with, “but what about the ‘death’ camps…” How many times have we said, “Al-Naksa,” and we have been countered with, “but what about the human soap…” How many times have we said, “Sabra and Shatila, Qana, Marwaheen, Jenin, al-Khisas, al-Aqsa, al-Ibrahimi Mosque, Dahmash Mosque, Dueima, Lebanon ‘06, Cast Lead, countless other massacres, the torture, the dungeons, the administrative detention, the ethnic cleansing, the home demolitions, 64 years of illegal occupation,” and we have been countered with, “all of ‘that’ is horrible, sure, but what about the gas chambers…”

By capitulating to this supremacism, in which Jewish suffering always has primacy, the Palestine Solidarity Movement is helping maintain the status quo; by establishing preconditions to join a group meant to display solidarity with Palestine, but these preconditions protect Zionists and water down their crimes in the name of “fighting anti-Semitism and Holocaust® Denial,” the Palestine Solidarity Movement is operating as yet another Zionist fifth column, just like the ADL, which has a long record of spying for the Zionist entity (27), the Zionist Organization of America or AIPAC. The only difference is, its ‘mask of Zion’ is a much better cover than the others. It must change the path it is on.

The Zionist Power
Configuration has turned
“The Holocaust®” into
an extortion racket that
generates money
for the global protection
of the Zionist entity.

Why would it be mandatory to pay one’s allegiance to the Holocaust® unless it was to pay homage to Jewish suffering, even if the one paying said allegiance is a Palestinian, Lebanese or Syrian whose life has been destroyed under the very guise of “Jewish suffering”? Why would such a ludicrous oath be needed unless it was to engrave in stone this narrative that has been eating at the world for more than six decades now, even in a place (the Solidarity Movement) where historical iconoclasm is so desperately needed? Does anyone not ask themselves why men have done hard time in prison for questioning a historical event? Or why do laws even exist to stop this event from being investigated or criticized?

If anything, investigating all narratives used by international Zionism to deepen its stranglehold over Palestine should be the prerequisite for joining a solidarity campaign, especially the Holocaust®, which “Israel” and its worldwide Jewish-Zionist network of sayanim have used as a weapon since its criminal founding to extort and influence Western governments, stifle international debate on “Israel”, infect the historical record with falsities, corrupt Western educational discourse and build Zionist fortunes. Dr. Alfred Lilienthal, the invaluable Jewish anti-Zionist pioneer, called it “Holocaustomania (28).”

Let this next statement ring from pillar to post in the Solidarity Movement, from western hemisphere to eastern hemisphere, in the hearts of the religious and the non-religious and in the minds of all persons from all political persuasions: National Socialism is dead and has been so for nearly seven decades; it was decapitated at the behest of international Zionism by the crippling military might of the Allied Powers. Adolf Hitler is dead too and he is not coming back; ever. Nazism is not the beast devouring our world today and Hitler isn’t the figurehead of the beast.

These two things are apparitions; they are boogeymen kept alive and perpetually invoked by the real “powers that be” to deter investigation into their criminal intrigues; nothing more. Zionism and Jewish supremacism are the interlocked demons eating away at the heart of our earth at the present moment, they are the forces behind the vast majority of the world’s problems and they are certainly, without a doubt, the driving force behind every major war of the last century, as correctly noted by the eloquent President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (29).

With that said, no, Nazism wasn’t the most evil ideology to have ever been spawned and no, Hitler wasn’t the most evil man to have ever lived; not even close. Jewish supremacism on the other hand, which destroyed Nazism and Germany itself in the process, is the most evil ideology to have ever been spawned and the persons who adhere to this belief system of “chosen-ness” are the most insidious group that humanity has ever known. The blood of hundreds of millions of innocents as a result of the major wars they have engineered are the genocidal proof.

Citizens of the world are
afraid to criticize the crimes
of Zionist Jewry because they
don’t want their name
blackened with “anti-Semitism.”

Comparing this two-headed malevolent behemoth with Nazism is not only fallacious and an insult to the historical record, it is a service to the Zionist entity and its powerful worldwide lobbying networks. The Zionist Power Configuration appreciates nothing more than pathetic excuses for investigators, who have been so brainwashed beyond repair with Zionist propaganda regarding WWII that they look inside every nook and cranny for Nazi elites that don’t exist, while the very real Jewish supremacist elites (that do exist) own and thoroughly dominate the media with Zionist hasbara (30), nefariously police the Internet (31), despicably promote and distribute pornography (32), pump ecstasy pills and other narcotics into streets across the globe in a “virtual monopoly” (33), successfully lobby the US Congress to implement racist, Talmudic law in America (34), and, last but not least, vigorously work around the clock to eviscerate beyond recognition the Muslim nations of Egypt, Libya, Sudan, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Palestine itself (35), Pakistan and Kashmir (36).

And what of National Socialist Germany? Ernst Zündel, the steadfast fighter for truth, hero of history and revisionist giant, who has been dragged through the mud over the years by the Jewish community and Zionist media, imprisoned for “thought crime,” had his home burnt to the ground, targeted for murder by Jewish zealots and had his reputation completely destroyed, opined that National Socialism should be judged for defending Germany as well as the crimes it committed, for its achievements and failures, but nothing more, nothing less and certainly not for fanciful exaggerations (37).

Zündel rightfully believes that the collective memory of the world regarding Nazi Germany is one replete with everybody’s perception of that time period except that of Germans, and this is because the Zionists have ensured that the global forum be this way to protect their tribal interests and international agenda. Aforementioned Jewish Holocaust® revisionist Paul Eisen succinctly notes that there are three distinct, foundational principles to revisionism. Firstly, there never was an official plan on the part of Hitler or any other part of the Nazi regime to systematically and physically eliminate every Jew in Europe. Secondly, homicidal gas-chambers never existed. And thirdly, the numbers of Jewish victims have been exaggerated (37).

Children of “the West”
are constantly bombarded
with “Holocaust®” stories
but none of them are rooted
in anything even resembling
fact. 

Even Holocaust® “expert” Raul Hilberg, the world’s premier “authority” on the topic, admitted under oath in the kangaroo court of the first Zündel trial in 1985 that there was no planned genocide against the Jews of Germany, there was no Nazi blueprint for mass extermination, no central planning of systematic killing by any agency of National Socialism and no budget designated specifically for the destruction of European Jewry (37). Does this make Hilberg, a staunch Zionist, a self-described “defiantly strong Jew” and a Jewish supremacist who believed that, “The Jews are the conscience of the world. They are the father figures, stern, critical, and forbidding (38),” anti-Semitic and a ‘denier of the Holocaust®’?

For the sake of truth, it must be said: the “annihilation of the Jews” narrative that has been relentlessly pumped into the consciousness of humanity since the rise of National Socialism is a farce. A hardcore dose of wartime propaganda that began in the spring of 1942 with hasbara cooked up by Jewish and Zionist agencies and then disseminated throughout the Jewish press. These unconfirmed and uncorroborated sensationalist reports about Jews being steamed to death, suffocated to death, pressed to death, electrocuted to death and gassed to death were then picked up by Zionist media apparatuses in both Britain and America, including the BBC and the New York Times, and were repeated as factual happenings. Not a single one of these reports were rooted in factuality; not one. In reality, hundreds of thousands of people, many of them Jews, died in the Nazi work-prison camp system from exhaustion, malnutrition and the typhus epidemic because the Hitler government failed to provide them the proper food and medicine. But this wasn’t deliberate. It was due to the sadistic 6-year blockade and the barbaric, deranged and cruel saturation bombing campaign carried out against Germany by the Allies, chiefly the Zionist-occupied United States (37).

Nothing defines the holocaust quite like the “homicidal gas chambers,” and no place embodies the “homicidal gas chambers” quite like Auschwitz, National Socialism’s most infamous camp complex. According to popular opinion, 4 million victims, mostly Jews, died in the Auschwitz “extermination” camp. But this, like most other facets of the Holocaust® religion narrative, is false, so false that even preeminent “Israeli” holocaust ‘historian’ Yehuda Bauer has admitted that it is a “deliberate myth.” The Zionist entity’s Holocaust® center and Poland’s Auschwitz State Museum have both reduced the Auschwitz death toll down to 1 million Jewish and Gentile victims but several other prominent historians put the number lower, as low as 500,000 Jewish and Gentile victims (39).

Moreover, the world famous Auschwitz “gas chamber” is a fake, every part of it. It was constructed brick by brick after World War II for propaganda reasons. It is from this point that the “homicidal gas chambers” story falls to pieces. American gas chamber expert Fred A. Leuchter, research chemist Dr. William B. Lindsey and Walter Lüftl, a prominent Austrian expert engineer who ran a huge Vienna-based engineering firm, have all proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that the stories of Jews being exterminated by gassing en masse at Auschwitz, Birkenau, Majdanek and Mauthausen are untrue on every level. After thorough investigations of the camps, all three men, preeminent authorities in the field, concluded that the stories were “absurd” and “technically impossible.” To reiterate, there isn’t a lick of documentary evidence which suggests that the Nazis planned a “final solution” for Euro-Jewry or “extermination” of Euro-Jewry. This truth can be reconciled with the fact that the vast majority of Jewish inmates unable to work in the camps were left alive and cared for, contrary to the oft-repeated hasbara that those unable to work were executed by gassing. Another major Jewish ‘historian,’ History Professor of Princeton Arno Mayer, has admitted that most Jews who died in Auschwitz died of typhus (39).

Wealthy Zionist fanatic
Theodore Kaufman and
his book of genocide,
“Germany Must Perish.”

While there was no German “final solution” for the Jews of Europe, there was a Jewish “final solution” in place for the people of Germany. The name of this “final solution” was “The Book That Hitler Fears: Germany Must Perish,” a small volume written by a Jewish businessman and rabid Zionist from New York City named Theodore N. Kaufman; the first edition was published sometime between late 1940 and early 1941 and the second edition was published later on in the latter year. In truly disturbing fashion, and in no uncertain terms for that matter, Kaufman blatantly advocates the mass genocidal sterilization of the German people and the subsequent territorial breakup of Germany as a nation-state, fractionalizing it into smaller, weaker entities. Kaufman put this frightening plot on paper because he genuinely believed (and wanted others, specifically Americans, to believe) that Germans were inherently barbaric as a people and therefore, the only way to stop their barbarism from spreading to the four corners of the earth, was to annihilate them (40). Sick does not even begin to delineate Kaufman or his book.

And yet, to note, yes, to simply note these critical historical facts long-suppressed by the Zionist media, to merely discuss this tiny, albeit devastating and refutative package of information, is to commit the ultimate sin, is to engage in the damnable-by-imprisonment thought crime of “Holocaust® denial.” To refuse to accept fabrications, inaccuracies, falsehoods, exaggerations and outright hasbara by Zionist propagandists is to be a “Holocaust® denier.” On the other hand, to accept these lies, these pernicious lies that have been used to justify the most berserk, inhuman aggressions against the people of Palestine and others, is to be a teller of truth, devoted “activist” and “humanist.” Is madness not what this Orwellian dichotomy represents? Is the very essence of “freedom of speech” not maimed beyond recognition by this eccentric duality?

The infamous, Zionist-engineered “312 incubator babies” story that led to the beginning of the decimation of Iraq more than 20 years ago has been exposed as a grisly hoax (41), should we still accept it as fact? The repugnant stories of the now-fallen Libyan leader Muammar al-Qadhdhafi giving his military forces Viagra and ordering them to rape civilians, which were used by NATO to increase its barbarous bombing of Libya, have also been exposed as totally baseless (42), should we still accept them as examples of truth? The story of Hamas causing the initiation of Operation Cast Lead by violating the ceasefire with the Zionist entity in late 2008 has been debunked as a Zionist lie; ‘Israel’ had not only been planning the Gaza massacre for quite some time, but it broke the ceasefire on November 4th, 2008 (43), should we still parrot the hasbara? And then there is the “WMDs in Iraq” story, which was another Zionist-birthed fallacy that caused more Iraqi blood to be spilled for the usurping ‘Israeli’ regime (44), should we still cite it as veracious? The emphatic answer to these four questions of course, is “NO!” Using this as the guideline, why then should the hasbara of the Holocaust® not be rejected any less resoundingly?

The Zionist entity
fills the collective mind
of the globe with lies
and it is a professional
obligation of mainstream
“journalists” to accept
these lies as truths.

It is not only socially (and professionally) recommendable but socially (and professionally) obligatory to swallow Holocaust® propaganda in both the mainstream and alternative spheres of media because of the “Jewish sensitivities” sacred cow. To reporters and journalists of both spheres, the ‘fragile feelings’ and emotional (delusional) attachments of Zionist Jews, are seemingly much more important than the truth of a very serious matter, with very serious geopolitical implications. To the same reporters and journalists, the feelings of other peoples who have been afflicted by genocide are of no consequence at all.

The Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923 is frequently belittled, downplayed and denied. The number of martyrs total more than 1.5 million but mainstream “authorities” routinely reduce this to around 300,000, without incident, without uproar. The ADL, Zionist spy nest and Mossad’s most powerful American front organization (45), leads the charge in suppressing the history of the Armenian Genocide (46). The Ukranian Genocide of 1932-1933, known as the Holodomor, is as badly ignored as the horrors experienced by the Armenian people. More than 10 million Ukranian men, women and children were mercilessly starved to death in a manmade famine, but this martyr count too is disgracefully reduced to numbers as low as 1 or 2 million. Once more, we find the ADL leading the charge to minimize and deny this crucial historical event, with ADL head and Jewish supremacist thug Abraham Foxman once telling reps of former Ukranian President Viktor Yushchenko that, “One thing that you need to be sensitive about is not to link it {the Holodomor} with ours {the Holocaust®}. Be careful. It cannot be played as your genocide, our genocide. Because that will be counterproductive on all sides (47).”

The Iraq Genocide that began with UN Resolution 661 on August 6th, 1990 and continues to rage on to this very moment is assuredly the most denigrated of modern day atrocities. Not only is the vast scope and sheer brutality and evil of the American-British invasion excused and lessened by the previously-discussed “authorities,” so are the numbers of the martyrs and this incessant need to “decrease and downplay” is nothing short of shameful. How many different death tolls are there? 30,000? 100,000? “Tens of thousands” is a common expression. “Collateral damage in the thousands” is also typical.

Even “one million dead” has become a trivialized slogan for “leftists” who ramble on about an “imperialism” that is faceless, as if there aren’t persons behind it with an exceedingly particular ideology. In reality, according to Iraq’s Ministry of Women’s Affairs, more than 2,500,000 Iraqis have lost their lives as a result of the criminal invasion and this staggering figure only includes the martyrs of 2003-2010 (48). Moreover, according to the Iraq Ministry of Health, the crippling, unrelenting sanctions that preceded the invasion claimed well over 2,000,000 lives, including 700,000 children (49). 4.5 million Iraqis dead and the ADL refers to this crime against humanity as “democratization (50).”

And the question, as always, is “WHY?” Why are the Armenian, Ukranian and Iraqi Genocides, all of which are rooted in graphic, prolific historical fact and detail, denied, downplayed and minimized by the establishment media? Because the establishment media is the Zionist media and the Zionist media is an instrument of the Jewish supremacist agenda. The Armenian, Ukranian and Iraqi Genocides weren’t Jewish, and because of this obvious but very telling fact, they aren’t newsworthy in the eyes of the Zionist media and the stooges that it employs as “reporters.” But there is a more mischievous reason as why these specific ‘atrocity events’ are devalued, nay, covered up, by the Zionist media and it is because they are all the products of Jewish-Zionist intrigue.

The ungodly Armenian
Genocide was a crime
against humanity carried
out by the agents of
Jewish-Zionist intrigue.

The subversive and maniacal Young Turks, who perpetrated the Armenian Genocide, were Jewish in origin who strongly believed in the Talmudic-Kabbalistic ideology of the 17th century false Jewish Messiah Sabbatai Zevi and his followers, whom many of them descended from. The Young Turks, who were also deeply connected to Freemasonry, had extraterritorial ambitions and were not content with just eliminating the Ottoman Empire; they wanted to establish a “Jewish state” in the heart of Mesopotamia, after ethnically cleansing the indigenous peoples in a repeat of the Armenian Genocide (51). Their exploits were funded by the wealthy communities of Jews and Donmè (crypto-Jews) of Thessalonika (Salonika; Thessaloniki, then part of Turkey, now part of Greece), as well as powerful Jewish-Zionist banking interests in Vienna and Berlin (52).

Their flagship propaganda paper, “The Young Turk,” was managed by none other than Jewish supremacist Vladimir “Iron Wall” Jabotinsky, the genocidal spiritual godfather of the Irgun terror gang, and arms used in their massacres were provided by powerful Jewish financier of the Bolsheviks, Alexander Israel Helphand, better known as “Parvus.” Emmanuel Carasso, Jewish-Zionist founder of the Young Turks, maintained close links to and sought advice from B’nai B’rith, the institution of Jewish Freemasonry, throughout their campaign of bloodshed and militarism (53).

Without the Young Turks’ overthrow of the Ottoman Empire, there would not be a usurping Zionist entity in Palestine now; there would be no Zionist occupation. To understand that the perpetrators of the Armenian Genocide were one of the seemingly endless tentacles of international Zionism is to understand a major missing piece of the geopolitical puzzle. The Zionists were well-aware that the Ottoman Empire had to be liquidated if they were to turn Palestine into a “Jewish homeland,” hence why the Young Turks, a force almost exclusively comprised of Jews, were put into action. Today, the Zionist Power Matrix not only wants this hidden Jewish history ignored, but buried; it wants to maintain the idea that “Muslim Young Turks” massacred Armenian Christians to further the Zionist “divide and conquer” agenda.

The architect of the Holomodor was the Jewish-Bolshevik Lazar Kagonovich, an “artist” in savagery who is said to be the real power behind Josef Stalin. The founder and first commander of the All-Russian Extraordinary Commission for Combating Counter-Revolution and Sabotage, better known as the Cheka, the animalistic internal security apparatus of the Soviet regime, was Jewish-Bolshevik Genrikh Yagoda, who also founded the brutal Soviet Gulag system and is single-handedly responsible for the deaths of at least 10 million innocents. Jewish-Bolshevik Leonid Reichman was the head of the Cheka’s special operations department and served as its chief interrogation officer and is responsible for the torture of tens of millions of Russians. 39% of all Bolshevik-Stalinist security officials were Jewish, making the greatest mass murderers of the modern era Jews, not Germans; Bolsheviks, not Nazis (54). The Bolshevik Revolution itself, from the onset, was a Jewish endeavor, with close to all of the leading Bolsheviks, including Lenin and Trotsky, possessing Jewish origins and the murder of the imperial Romanov family being ordered and carried out by Jewish-Bolshevik agents (55).

The Zionist media has deliberately entombed these facts because the Holocaust® narrative of “perennial Jewish victimhood” wouldn’t hold as much as weight if the world knew that Jews were nothing even remotely close to victims in Bolshevik-Stalinist Russia; they were the rulers, oppressors and tormenters, just like they are in Palestine today. The only difference is the name of the ideology. Bolshevism and Zionism are simply two heads of the same Jewish supremacist dragon.

While several top academics have documented the domineering Zionist role in the planning and execution of the destruction of Iraq, most notably Professor John J. Mearsheimer and Professor Steven Walt in their landmark work, “The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy,” as well as Dr. Stephen J. Sniegoski in his masterpiece, “The Transparent Cabal: The Neoconservative Agenda, War in the Middle East, and the National Interest of Israel,” it has not been discussed (at all) that Mossad, the Zionist entity’s international intelligence directorate, has been the chief player in keeping the Iraqi nation in chaos by endlessly planting car bombs and attempting to foment ethno-sectarian war. Very few have spoken above a whisper that the annihilation of Iraq wasn’t just for the “protection” of the usurping ‘Israeli’ regime but for the expansion of it (56).

Speaking out
against the mighty
Zionist Lobby is not just
forbidden, it is “anti-Semitic.”

Anyone who has spoken out against the power of the Zionist Lobby and its role in constructing the decimation of Iraq, including the aforementioned scholars, has been smeared as “anti-Semitic” by the Zionist media and any info on Mossad operations in Iraq has been totally blacked out. The Iraqi people were sacrificed on the altar of Zionism and this must never be revealed to the public because it may just prevent future wars of Zionist aggression from occurring.

And while the two said books also prominently featured the little-known truth that “neoconservativism,” the guiding ideology of the Zionist warmongers behind Iraq’s butchering, is a sole invention of Jewish intellectuals who desperately desire to preserve the existence of the Zionist entity at any cost, it did not focus on what drove these tribalists to found the ideology to begin with: “Holocaust® consciousness (57).” So these men, nearly all of whom are Jewish, just like the Bolsheviks before them, are pushing, bullying, influencing and lobbying Western governments to fight imperial wars for Jewish interests and the preservation of “Israel” in the name of the “6 million Jewish victims” of the Holocaust®.

Paul Wolfowitz, the author of the “Wolfowitz Doctrine” and the chief Zionist strategist behind Iraq’s dismemberment, stated, “That sense of what happened in Europe in World War II has shaped a lot of my views (58).” Wolfowitz’s ‘partner in crime,’ fellow arch Zionist, Iraq War planner and ‘Israeli’ spy Richard Perle, echoes this sentiment, “The defining moment of our history was certainly the Holocaust. It was destruction, a genocide of a whole people, and it was the failure to respond in a timely fashion to a threat that was clearly gathering. We don’t want that to happen again. When we have the ability to stop totalitarian regimes, we should do so, because when we fail to do so, the results are catastrophic (59).” Astounding.

When these revelations are presented in context with the earlier iconoclastic bombshells regarding the exaggerations and fabrications so intimately associated with the Holocaust®, you get the feeling that these persons are insane; not metaphorically, but literally insane. Jewish supremacist warmongers like Wolfowitz, Perle and the rest of their neoconservative tribal brethren are planning and ordering wars that are based on lies in the memory of the biggest historical lie of our time. I am legitimately asking here: does it get anymore psychotic than this? And please, allow me to ask another question… doesn’t researching the Holocaust® and debunking all of the gobbledygook that comes along with it become all that more important when the stability of our world is being threatened by madmen who believe in its manufactured uniqueness and righteousness? This is an especially important point when considering ‘Israeli’-American aggression against Iran is on the rise (60), and the “prevention of a second holocaust” is the pretext that is being invoked by the ‘left’ and ‘right’ wings of the Jewish spectrum to destroy thousands of years of Persian history.

The Zionists
are invoking
“The Holocaust®”
as a pretext to
destroy the Islamic
Republic of Iran. 

Just recently, Chemi Shalev, in his “West of Eden” blog for the “liberal” Zionist entity newspaper Ha’aretz, wrote a piece entitled “The Holocaust is a good reason, not a bad excuse, for attacking Iran (61)” and neoconservative godfather and genocide-monger Charles Krauthammer, recipient of the “Guardian of Zion” award, an “honor” given out for supporting ‘Israel’ in print by the Zionist entity’s Bar-Ilan University’s Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies (62), recently told ultra-Zionist Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News that, “I cannot imagine the Israelis are going to allow Iran to go nuclear and to hold the Damocles sword over 6 million Jews all over again. Israel was established to prevent a second Holocaust, not to invite one (63).”

Not only does this bloodthirsty trash reinforce the point made earlier that Zionism is chameleonic and it can manifest itself as “rightist” or “leftist” at will as a means of enforcing the Jewish supremacist agenda at its core, it illuminates a much more important matter: investigating the Holocaust® and exposing it for the psychological warfare that it truly represents isn’t only a must for the people of Palestine but for every truth-seeking, peace-seeking human on this planet.

In his groundbreaking book, “The Wandering Who? A Study Of Jewish Identity Politics,” brother Jihad (Gilad) Atzmon writes some monumentally important words on page 176 that encapsulate the vivid details of this section wholeheartedly, “We should also ask what purpose Holocaust denial laws serve? What is the Holocaust religion there to conceal? As long as we fail to ask questions, we will be subjected to Zionist lobbies and their plots. We will continue killing in the name of Jewish suffering. We will maintain our complicity in Western imperialist crimes (64).”

~ End Of Part I ~

Next: The revolutionary, fearless breakdown of international Zionism’s linguistic weaponry, the examination and refutation of Jewish “chosen-ness” and the ever-stunning heights of Zionist arrogance…

The Accusation Of “Anti-Semitism” II: Linguistic Iconoclasm, “Chosen-ness” And The Affirmation of Zionist Arrogance

The Zionist Thought Police
have mastered the art of
“linguistic warfare” and have
buried many with their
Orwellian weaponry.

by Jonathan Azaziah

Prelude: In the first part of this series, the “Israeli” identity was completely demolished for the artificial construct that it is, Zionism was picked apart at its historical roots and permanently linked to the mass murdering Jewish Young Turks, the Jewish roots of genocidal Bolshevism were revealed and many myths of the Holocaust® were exposed. In this volume, the conclusion, we will “flip the script” on all Zionist detractors by deconstructing their linguistic legerdemain and embracing these “buzz words” as our own, fearlessly confront the chauvinistic Jewish concept of “chosen-ness” and bury my original defamer once and for all…

Embracing The Accusation: The Fearless and The Solidarity of The Fake

There is no doubt whatsoever, not even in the slightest, that to properly and effectively debunk the Holocaust® for the ideologically supremacist construct and perversion of the historical record that it is, one must “deny” certain dogmatic elements of it. Truth and lies cannot coexist; period. If you stand with truth, you will not bow down to falsehood. This is as simple as it gets. I want to be as clear as the sun is bright so no confusion emerges from any reader upon the completion of this essay.

I, Jonathan Azaziah, categorically deny that 6 million Jews died at the hands of the National Socialist regime during World War II because it is scientifically impossible that such a thing is so. I, Jonathan Azaziah, categorically deny that gas chambers were used by the National Socialist regime to kill Jews during World II because the gas chambers didn’t exist just like WMDs in Iraq didn’t exist. I, Jonathan Azaziah, categorically deny that a Nazi “final solution for the Jews” existed because there isn’t one iota of documentary evidence to suggest that it did, as admitted by multiple Jewish historians. And lastly, I, Jonathan Azaziah, categorically deny the supremacy of Jewish suffering; I categorically reject the ludicrous idea that Jews were the only people who experienced hardship, or whose hardship was more severe than any other group during World War II when 60 million people died during this horrific, gargantuan, Zionist-engineered war. Therefore, I am a Holocaust® denier, and I fearlessly and proudly embrace the label. But it is not because I “hate Jews,” which is what any Zionist-bullied/Jewish-dominated mainstream academic institution would fantastically and screechingly say.

International Jewry
declared war on Germany;
Germany didn’t declare war
on International Jewry.

I am a Holocaust® denier and by extension, as well as definition, a Holocaust® revisionist, because it is my sincerest wish that the Jewish people across this globe who did in fact lose family members in the Nazi labor camps know the real reason why those persons died, and it won’t be found in the pathetic excuses for “history” books that have been penned by the Zionist likes of professional liars Elie Wiesel, Deborah Lipstadt, Martin Gilbert, Simon Wiesenthal, etc. Adolf Hitler didn’t start a war against international Jewry, international Jewry started a war against Adolf Hitler. Germany did not fire the first shot at World Jewry, World Jewry fired the first shot at Germany. On March 24th, 1933, long before Hitler implemented any institutional anti-Jewish policies, World Jewry and international Zionism declared “holy war” on Germany, with the powerful American Jewish Congress leading the way. Jewish rallies were held across the United States, the largest of which was in New York City, as Jewish businessmen “united to go on an economic crusade” and boycott Germany’s trade, finances and industry on an international level. Hitler’s boycott of Jewish businesses and restrictions of Jews that followed came in direct response to this act of Zionist economic aggression (65).

Why have Jews from the world over been denied this essential piece of history that is obligatory to what took place during World War II? Because with it, the entire Holocaust® narrative begins to crumble and the Zionist smokescreen that has shielded Jews from the truth for nearly 70 years will fade away into nothingness. Because with it, “Jewish identity” will not only need to be revamped but reexamined and redefined entirely since the Holocaust® and support for the Zionist entity (which is largely the result of Holocaust® propaganda) have been the two bulwarks that have defined Jews as Jews in the West for decades.

A reconstruction of “Jewish identity” or even the total abolition of it, reintegrating Jews into humanity without their superiority and ending the age-long divide between Jews, who views themselves as “chosen” and Gentiles, who Jews view as “goyim,” or cattle, would be catastrophic for international Zionism and the Jewish supremacist agenda. It is also unlikely, no matter how unfortunate that may be, because the fact is that the overwhelmingly majority of Jews are quite comfortable in their Zionist tribalism (2). Wishful thinking and unlikeliness aside, the truth still must always be presented, sensitivities and tribalism be damned.

Rejecting Jewish
supremacism will
immediately lead your
ears to be besieged with
shouts of “anti-Semitism.”

By putting forth this dual assertion, that Jews should abandon chosen-ness for their own benefit as well as humanity’s, and, that Jews are not in fact “God’s Chosen People” and are instead just regular people like any other group, I am an anti-Semite according to the ‘ever-vigilant’ Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith; yes, that is correct, to reject the idea that Gentiles are not cattle and that Jews are not superior to all other humans is “anti-Semitic” as far as the ADL is concerned (66).

This certainly serves as a blatant confirmation of the ADL’s Jewish supremacist agenda and it also elucidates a far more important social observation, an epic social observation at that, which was pointed out many years ago by the irreplaceable writer, journalist and Zionism/Bolshevism critic Joseph Sobran, “An ‘anti-Semite’ used to mean a man who hated Jews. Now it means a man who is hated by Jews (67).” And in this age, when the “good vs. evil” mantra is very much alive in the struggle between Zionism and all those who oppose it, an “anti-Semite” is one who fearlessly tells the truth about Jewish power, especially when it relates to “Israel.”

Even the mildest of criticisms will immediately damn a person as “anti-Semitic,” no matter how hard your efforts are to avoid it. Due to the pernicious and overpowering Jewish-Zionist control over the mainstream media, in which holocaust propaganda sheerly dominates all major forums, especially that of movies, above and beyond all other historical topics by far (68), to just discuss Jews, Judaism, Jewishness, Zionism, Zionists or “Israel” in any other form except that of gleaming, worshipful admiration and adoration makes one feel deeply, deeply dirty on an intellectual and emotional level. This exceeds the mere realm of the nonsensical; this is psychological manipulation and abuse on a massive scale never seen before in civilization’s history. Never before has a single topic been monolithically shielded from the tiniest discussion. The Zionist media, and International Jewry as a whole, really, want nothing less than all of the “goyim” on earth getting on their knees and bowing before “chosenite” power. Anything else just won’t be deemed “kosher.”

The “no criticism of ‘Israel’
allowed” standard must be
abolished for true freedom
of speech to permeate the globe.

This is not negotiable as far as the Zionist Power Configuration is concerned. Even when Jews have been caught sexually abusing children, like the 89 Orthodox Jews arrested over the last two years in the Brooklyn Jewish communities dominated by the politically-powerful, supremacist Chabad Lubavitch (69) and the widespread abuse that plagues the 40,000-strong Orthodox Jewish community of Lakewood, New Jersey, which residents say is controlled by a rabbinical cabal (70), we are still meant to bow to their “chosen-ness.” Even when Jews have been caught organ trafficking and harvesting, like the operation run by “Israeli”-funded Syrian Jewish rabbis out of Brooklyn, New York and the Jersey Shore town of Deal (71), the 22 “Israeli” Jewish doctors trafficking massive amounts of human eggs in Bucharest, Romania (72) and the international criminal operation run by “Israeli” Jewish gangsters that stretched from Kosovo to South Africa (73), we are still supposed to recognize their “chosen” pristineness.

And even when Jews commit war crimes and crimes against humanity like Operation Cast Lead, in which rabbis described Palestinian women and children as “the cruel” and told Zionist occupation forces to “show no mercy (74),” in which Zionist occupation forces urinated and defecated on the walls of a home of elderly Palestinians (75) and in which Zionist occupation forces slaughtered 22 members of the Palestinian al-Dayah family, including 12 children and a pregnant woman, in a single day (76), we are not meant to separate Jews from their (self-arrogated) status as “God’s Chosen People.” I am sorry, but I cannot, and will not ever give credence to such illegitimacy, such supremacist thinking and such sheer lunacy; the mere thought of acknowledgment fills me with disgust and lividity.

It must also be noted, for the record, that I entirely reject the term “holocaust” as a means of describing what befell the Jewish communities of Europe during World War II; yes, to reiterate, many Jews died as a result of starvation and typus in the prison-labor camps due to the Nazi regime’s inability to provide them proper food and medicine because of the Allies’ blockade and bombings, and yes, many Jews were shot dead in Eastern Germany, there isn’t a revisionist on earth that denies these truths (37), but a “holocaust,” in the classic and accurate definition of the word, it was not. Not at all. Not even close. Holocaust is derived from the Greek word “holocaustos” which means “burnt as a whole,” and it is referred to in English as “mass destruction by burning” or as a religious animal sacrifice, also by burning.

Real holocausts, like the one
experienced by Palestinians 
during Operation Cast Lead, 
which have been engineered
by Zionists and their proxies,
have been forgotten by
mainstream history books.

Jews were not burnt to death by National Socialist Germany and they were not deliberately destroyed or exterminated as we have discussed already. On the other hand, Palestinians were deliberately destroyed in illegally besieged Gaza by the Zionists’ white phosphorus, depleted uranium, flechette bombs, tank shells and other explosives during 2008-09, Lebanese were deliberately destroyed by the Zionists’ cluster bombs and depleted uranium during Summer 2006, Iraqis were deliberately destroyed across Iraq and specifically in Fallujah and Basra by the Americans’ white phosphorus, mark-77, depleted uranium, cluster bombs and neutron bombs throughout the occupation that began in 2003, Afghans and Libyans have been deliberately destroyed by NATO with these same weapons and Pakistanis and Somalis have been deliberately destroyed by British, American and “Israeli” drones; these crimes against humanity can be accurately referred to as “holocausts.” The Allies’ firebombings of Dresden and Hamburg during World War II that left over 100,000 German innocents dead can be accurately labeled “holocausts.”

However, by referring to other genocides, like the Armenian Genocide or the Ukranian Holodomor as the “Armenian Holocaust” or the “Ukranian Holocaust,” you are not only using an incorrect phrase, but you are belittling these egregious crimes against humanity of Jewish-Zionist and Jewish-Bolshevik intrigue by comparing them to an event that did not happen in any way, shape or form as it was depicted to have happened.

And while Jewish supremacists of the Holocaust® Industry may get a tad infuriated that their “registered trademark” is being used for a group of people other than “God’s Chosen,” ultimately, they don’t mind the phraseology at all because the “homicidal gas chambers” myth is kept alive, well and perpetuated. One would not call an apple an orange, nor would one call a piece of lamb a piece of chicken and one certainly would not a call a murderer the victim of murder. Remember this when discussing the history now known as “The Holocaust®” and refrain from using this Zionist-birthed phrase of deception and supremacism.

Denouncing the Zionist
murder of Palestinian children 
is classified by the Jewish Power
Matrix as “extremism”
or “anti-Semitism.”

Much of what has been written in this essay, if not every word of it, will be described as “extremism” by Zionist detractors and “activists” who fear Jewish supremacist power; this, I am unabashedly sure of. One of the standard words used as a synonym for “extremist” is “uncompromising” and this summarizes me in totality; I am indeed uncompromising in my categorical rejection of falsehood, deception, and hasbara and I am equally categorical in my dedication to the truth, the whole truth and nothing other than the truth.

The revolutionary giant Malcolm X once said, “I don’t believe in any form of unjustified extremism! But when a man is exercising extremism in defense of liberty for human beings it’s no vice, and when one is moderate in the pursuit of justice for human beings, I say he is a sinner.” Ameen. If this is what Zionists and their rabbinical masters define as “anti-Semitism,” then so be it. We are fighting a war, an information war, and it is time that we turn the weapons of our enemies against them, thus disarming them and their ridiculous, pernicious propaganda efforts permanently.

If it is “anti-Semitic” to reject Jewish supremacy over all non-Jewish persons on this planet and to suggest that Jews should abandon “chosen-ness” and reinsert themselves into humanity as our equals, not our overlords, then yes, I am an anti-Semite.

The Talmud is a book
of Jewish supremacist
racism and Gentile-hatred,
anyone describing it as anything
else is a hasbaranik or a fool.

If it is “anti-Semitic” to expose the Talmud as a book of the vilest racism, supremacism and depravity known to man which condemns Messiah Jesus (A.S.) as bastard rotting in his own bodily fluids in hell, his holy mother Mary (A.S.) as a whore, incessantly rips Gentiles as subhuman in a plethora of linguistic abominations, promotes pedophilia, and repeatedly advocates the murder of the “best of Gentiles (77),” then yes, I am an anti-Semite.

If it is “anti-Semitic” to refuse to recognize the usurping Zionist entity that has been illegally, brutally occupying Palestine for 64 years and demand that it be dismantled immediately, then yes, I am an anti-Semite.

If it is “anti-Semitic” to state unequivocally that “Israelis,” who are the usurpers, colonizers, butchers and ethnic cleansers of Palestine, the murderers, rapists and torturers of Palestinian men, women and children, have absolutely no right to any part of the land that they destroyed and thieved during al-Nakba, al-Naksa and after, and who should be removed immediately so the 8 million Palestinian refugees in exile can return to their ancestral homeland, then yes, I am an anti-Semite.

If it is “anti-Semitic” to investigate, document and expose the international, interconnected financial, political, religious supremacist and media networks used by Jewish-Zionist lobbies to protect the Zionist entity and international Zionism as a whole (78), then yes, I am an anti-Semite.

If it is “anti-Semitic” to reject the idolatrous religion of “The Holocaust®” and all of the hasbara that is attached to it and irrevocably reject the idea that to show solidarity with Palestine, one must convert to this Jewish-created, Zionist-fueled religion of false gods, false prophets, false “holiness” and false uniqueness, then yes, I am an anti-Semite.

The September 11th terror
attacks were the work of
the Zionist entity’s Mossad
and its fifth columnist network
in the United States.

And if it is “anti-Semitic” to ask questions about the terrorist attacks on September 11th (the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith certainly thinks so [79]) that left nearly 3,000 Americans dead and opened the door to endless imperial aggression against the Islamic world through the “war on terror” that has claimed millions of lives already, questions with answers that lead directly to the Zionist entity and a tightly-knit network of Jewish supremacist sayanim that planned, executed and covered up the attacks (80), then yes, I absolutely am an anti-Semite and defiantly, delightfully proud of it.

I will not be bullied into accepting the legitimacy of thought crime; I will not be broken by the meaninglessness of “chosen” linguistic propaganda games; I will not be browbeaten into believing what a group of habitual lying supremacists want me to believe when all facts dictate the polar opposite and to all readers of this essay, you shouldn’t be bullied either. And you should not be fooled by wolves who adorn the clothing of sheep, expressing “solidarity” to cover up their agenda of eternalization of Zionism and destructive infiltration.

Any Jewish “anti-Zionist” who puts “Jewish self-interest” before the well-being of the occupied, ethnically cleansed, colonized, besieged and oppressed Palestinian people, who puts “chosen-ness” over humanity, your solidarity is fake.

Any Jewish “anti-Zionist” who recognizes the existence of the criminal usurping Zionist entity, your solidarity is fake.

Any Jewish “anti-Zionist” who says that the morally detestable, unjust and illegal occupation of Palestine began in 1967 and not in 1948, and who refuses to discuss that Jewish colonization of Palestine began in 1881, your solidarity is fake.

Any Jewish “anti-Zionist” who does not support the indigenous Resistance movements of occupied Palestine and Lebanon, your solidarity is fake.

Many “anti-Zionists” refuse
to acknowledge that “Zionism”
is an international Jewish
supremacist empire hellbent on
dominating the planet.

Any Jewish “anti-Zionist” who attempts to dictate to Palestinians how they should govern their homeland once it is liberated from the Jewish-Zionist invaders and who they should allow to reside in their liberated lands, your solidarity is fake.

Any Jewish “anti-Zionist” who is “concerned” for the lives of the “Israelis,” the oppressors, occupiers, terrorists and usurpers of Palestine and who attempt to present a “solution” of equal rights for oppressors (“Israeli” Jews) and oppressed (Palestinians, Lebanese, Syrians et. al), your solidarity is fake.

Any Jewish “anti-Zionist” who will only offer “support” for the just struggle against Zionist occupation if Palestinians and Arabs in general recognize the historical perversion known as the “The Holocaust®” in conjunction with the farcical uniqueness of Jewish suffering, your solidarity is fake.

And any Jewish “anti-Zionist” individual or group that uses tactics like the Zionist Power Configuration to smear, silence, slander, insult, attack and defame members of the Palestine Solidarity Movement who have the courage to speak out for 9/11 truth and speak out against the ideology of Jewish supremacism, the racist rabbis that propagate it, Holocaust® hasbara, the barbarity of the Zionist entity and the power of Jewish-Zionist lobbies that shield this criminal “state” from criticism (81), your solidarity is as fake as fake can be.

Enough with you, the lot of you fakers, schemers and deceivers, and peace and blessings to those righteous brothers and sisters of Jewish origin who truly stand up for Palestine and the oppressed everywhere in the name of humanity. To Gilad Atzmon, Paul Eisen, Benjamin Freedman (RIP), Jack Bernstein (RIP), Tali Fahima, Mordechai Vanunu, Professor Israel Shahak (RIP), Naeim Giladi (RIP), Jose Malcioln, Henry Herskovitz, Dr. Alfred Lilienthal (RIP), Robert Friedman (RIP), Juliano Mer-Khamis (RIP) and so many others, thank you, we salute you, in brotherhood, sisterhood, in truth, in justice, in peace.

The Zionist efforts
to smear, stifle and silence
dissent in the name of 
“anti-Semitism” are endless.

Conclusion: The Islamic Community, The Jewish Community and The Irony Of It All

It is here where we shall bring the essay full circle and return to the point that triggered this journey to begin with: Steve Amsel of Desert Peace and his slanderous assault against my person. The most pestilent aspect of Amsel’s “In Defense Of Uri Avnery” piece was that he desperately attempted to link the “Islamic community” with hatred of Jews while simultaneously linking Muslim solidarity activists with the said hatred, “We often see attacks against pro Palestinian activists by zionists, that is to be expected. But, too often we see those attacks coming supposedly from Palestinians and other members of the Islamic community… We see attacks on Jews who might be involved in the pro Palestinian Movement simply because they are Jews (3).” What outrageous assertions. He doesn’t provide one drop of evidence that suggests “members of the Islamic community” engage in attacks on Jewish solidarity activists just because they are Jews. Nor does he provide any proof that attacks on Jewish solidarity activists by their Muslim colleagues occur “often.”

He provides no evidence because there is none. Jews who participate in the International Palestine Solidarity Movement and who may be harshly criticized are not “attacked simply because they are Jews,” they are exposed for harboring deep Zionist sympathies and elevating intra-Jewish squabbles over the full liberation of Palestine and restoration of full Palestinian sovereignty. Crypto-Zionism is a dangerous phenomenon and it must be stamped out wherever it is and if Jews in the Solidarity Network are offended by a notion that monosemously condemns the concept of them maintaining tribal allegiance with the Zionist entity while “fighting for the human rights” of Palestinians, then their solidarity wasn’t genuine to begin with. Ironically, Crypto-Zionism is often intimately linked with overt Jewish supremacism, although it is never noticed (or pointed out) by Solidarity activists.

Perfect example of a purveyor of Crypto-Zionism and Jewish supremacism in the Solidarity Movement is Philip Weiss, founder of the influential website, Mondoweiss.net. Weiss readily admits that he is a Jewish supremacist, “Jews are superior; for whatever reason Jewish culture is superior in areas of modern civilized achievement. In discussing My Jewish Problem on this blog, that’s a core Jewish value I would point to: Jewish exceptionalism. Belief in that idea underlies so much of Jewish social attitudes and achievement (82).”

Philip Weiss:
“anti-Zionist,”
“progressive,”
Jewish supremacist.

Because of his belief in the “core Jewish value” of Jewish exceptionalism, it should come as no surprise that Weiss also admits that the desire to see a fully-liberated Palestine in which Palestinians are restored as the Holy Land’s rightful administrators isn’t the driving force of his activism; what drives him is something far more elitist and tribal, “I believe all people act out of self-interest. And Jews who define themselves at some level as Jews — like myself for instance — are concerned with a Jewish self-interest. A theory of political life based on altruism or concern for victims purely is doomed to fail.” He also says that, “Jews is: a sense of difference, yes, inevitably of elite identity, that’s part of Jewish history and one I struggle with (83).” Weiss certainly deserves credit for being so candid, when so many “Jewish Solidarity networkers” are quite deceptive, but candidness doesn’t equate with solidarity and this tribalism has manifested itself as Zionism; the fact that he proclaims himself to be “anti-Zionist” is irrelevant.

My dear friend and sister Nahida Izzat, a brilliant, luminary Palestinian activist, journalist and poet who has lived in exile since she and her family were thrown out of their al-Quds home by Zionist terrorists during the expansionist ethnic cleansing campaign of al-Naksa 45 years ago, has been banned from commenting on Weiss’ site, ostensibly for her tremendous writings which expose the global Jewish-Zionist lobbying network and how they are integral to keeping the Zionist entity in place as the strangler of the globe. This is despite the fact that Weiss himself has written pieces about Jewish tribal networks that helped him get employed and that these Judeo-centric networks are a blatant reality of today’s media hierarchy (84). This is the exact embodiment of what I discussed in the second part of my “Case of Uri Avnery” series; the Jewish voice is considered to be the more important voice on any matter (including Palestine) while the Gentile voice (including that of the Palestinian, in this case, sister Nahida) is considered to be secondary and lesser.

Weiss also sees value in the insane idea of “getting Zionists on board with boycotting Israel” and stunningly believes that the supremacist, bloodthirsty warmongers of AIPAC are ignorant of what they’re doing, “They are working for people they don’t know on the other side of the world… they are pouring out energy and money for people they don’t know. And I believe that energy can be shifted (85).” He believes that this dastardly Jewish supremacist enclave of sanguinary war-worshipers are nothing but agents of naïveté who can be “shifted,” presumably into “progressives.” Weiss can speak for himself, or rather, for “the tribe;” AIPAC agents don’t belong anywhere other than a jail cell for the havoc that they have wreaked on the peoples of the Islamic world in the name of Zionism.

“Israel” did 9/11 and the
Jewish supremacists of
Mondoweiss wish to
conceal this to protect
certain tribal interests.

Weiss and his Mondoweiss partner, Adam Horowitz, have also transformed their website into a functioning arm of the Orwellian Jewish Thought Police, by banning the discussion of Holocaust® revisionism and 9/11 truth from their message boards under the guise of “trying to make our lives simpler and these questions are not central to the life of the site (86).”

The main theme of Mondoweiss is the Middle East, with a special emphasis on Zionist-occupied Palestine. Therefore, their policies are based on a horrifically false premise; as this essay has largely demonstrated, Holocaust® revisionism is very much a part of the discourse on Zionist-occupied Palestine and 9/11 truth is equally integral to it, as the Zionist media attempted to frame the September 11th false flag attacks from an “Israelified” perspective from the onset (87). The Jewish supremacist duo of Mondoweiss isn’t trying to simplify anything; they are trying to protect “the tribe” from any extracurricular criticism that exceeds the boxed limits of what is acceptable to the pseudo-mainstream. First, they cleansed sister Nahida from their comment boards and now they have cleansed revisionists and 9/11 truth enthusiasts, protecting international Jewish intrigue from scrutiny and exemplifying Crypto-Zionism in its purest, classical form.

And while there isn’t a scintilla of evidence that “the Islamic community” is routinely engaged in “anti-Semitic” activities, there is an abundance of evidence that “the Jewish community” is a heavy hand, nay, the dominant, almost-exclusive hand behind the dissemination of Islamophobia in the United States, which globally exports Islamophobia as part of the Zionist “war on terror.” Powerful Jewish-Zionist interests, led by Clarion Fund founder Rabbi Raphael Shore in partnership with the illegal Zionist settler organization Aish HaTorah, were behind the recent release of “The Third Jihad,” a vile anti-Islam film that is being used to brainwash policemen in New York City (88). David Yerushalmi, a 56-year old Hasidic Jew and Zionist fanatic who lived in the illegal West Bank settlement of Ma’ale Adumim, is the original, rampageous driving force behind the “anti-Shari’a” movement and his racist, deranged and baseless views have been adopted and regurgitated by intelligence bigwigs and presidential candidates alike (89).

The Zionist forces behind the
perpetual flow of “Holocaust®”
hasbara are the same ones 
engaged in the funding and
promotion of Islamophobia.

Jewish-Zionist powers were behind both sides of the infamous events that are now commonly referred to as the “Park 51 Affair,” a major national PSYOP designed to link Muslims to the Mossad-orchestrated September 11th terror attacks forever and give the Zionist media an eternal talking point to bash Islam whenever necessary (90). These are only three examples of thousands, all of which are bankrolled by Islam-hating “Israel First” Jews through at least seven trusts, foundations and funds that have been pumping life into Islamophobia since 9/11 to the tune of tens of millions of dollars (91).

The primary financier of this ugly bigotry is Jewish-Zionist multi–mega-millionaire Aubrey Chernick, who not only foots the bill, the entire bill, for fanatical hate-mongers like the filthy Robert Spencer, the loathsome Pamela Geller, neoconservative heavyweight Daniel Pipes and rabid racist David Horowitz, but also for Zionist intelligence conduits CAMERA, the ADL and the American Jewish Committee. Additionally, Chernick has also given monies to the illegal and well-armed Zionist settlement of Yitzar, ruled by a psychotic “state”-funded rabbi named Yitzak Shapira who wrote the controversial hate-book, “Torat HaMelech (The King’s Torah),” which advocates the killing of non-Jews, including babies, to “curb their evil inclinations (92).”

The fact that Islamophobic bigots and the major Jewish organizations of the United States are funded by a Zionist who also funds illegal settlements in occupied Palestine that are hellbent on committing Gentile-murder shows just how deep the rabbit hole goes. And while the ADL has come out and condemned the likes of Geller and Spencer, its own history of Islamophobia is vast (93).

During the Second Intifada, a time of glorious Palestinian Resistance and monstrous Zionist brutality, American Jews, from the “left” and “right” sides of the political aisle, flocked to the cause of Zionism in record numbers. “Democrat” Jews and “Republican” Jews dropped their traditional political disputes and came together in the name of tribalism and Islamophobia, offering their support to the Zionist entity with hundreds of millions of dollars (94).

Meanwhile, half of “Israeli” society, which is supported wholeheartedly by American Jewry, wants to take Islamophobia to the next level by demolishing Masijd al-Aqsa to rebuild the mythical “Third Temple (95).” It is true that “Jewish peace groups” like Jewish Voice for Peace have stood up against Islamophobia but their efforts ring hollow when their true intentions are to direct (read: control) discourse on occupied Palestine and protect the current status of racial and colonial privileges held by “Israeli” Jews over the Palestinian people (96). Instead of audaciously and baselessly accusing “the Islamic community” of hating Jews, Amsel should take a hard, deep look at his own community and the terror that it is spreading throughout the globe.

And this indeed is the irony of it all. While accusing me of “anti-Semitism,” Amsel did nothing but affirm the thesis of my two-part essay on Avnery: criticizing anything pertaining to Zionism or Judaism in any form or any person associated with it, will not be looked upon rationally, it will not be debated, it will simply be smeared with “anti-Semitism”, buried and hidden like the bodies of Palestinians during the 2002 Jenin massacre (97). Amsel repeatedly, oddly and wrongly pointed out in his short drivel that I “fell into a Zionist trap” while failing to mention to his readers that he himself is an illegal Jewish settler who has been living in criminally occupied al-Quds for 27 years (98).

Visionary Palestinian
thinker, poet and journalist
Nahida Izzat, cleansed from
the comment boards of
“anti-Zionists” Philip
Weiss and Steve Amsel.

What titanic arrogance that this person possesses to even have an inkling of dictating to Palestinians and Arabs how to speak and write on Palestine when he himself is a representative of the very oppressive, supremacist system that we are fighting. Amsel, his “peace activist credentials” be damned, is a Zionist and nothing else. While my good friends Sammi Ibrahem, Mahmoud el-Yousseph, the aforementioned prolific Nahida Izzat and so many others cannot return to their homes, Amsel lives comfortably on stolen land. It isn’t coincidental that like his fellow “progressive” Philip Weiss, Amsel has also cleansed sister Nahida from his comment boards (99). It is stunning how every Zionist, whether they express their Jewish supremacism overtly or covertly, all behave in the same repugnant way towards the aboriginals of Palestine.

Finally, one last remark should be made on the Jewish concept “chosen-ness,” which is truly the primordial supremacism; the primordial racism. In a noteworthy opinion piece entitled “Rejecting Chosenness in favor of Distinctiveness” for the Zeek journal of the Jewish Daily Forward, Rabbi Deborah Waxman states in no uncertain terms that, “Rejecting chosenness is about getting down to the hard work of being one of the many peoples of the world, jostling with one another on the path toward the divine, rather than holding ourselves separate and nurturing a belief in God-given superiority (100).”

Will Steve Amsel, Philip Weiss, Tony Greenstein, Uri Avnery and other Jewish supremacist, crypto-Zionist “activists” howl, screech, shriek and wail that this Rabbi is an “anti-Semite?” Will they slam her as a “self-hating Jew?” Will the ADL join the party and bash her too? The answer is most certainly “no.” In the Zionist-dominated discourse, Jews can openly discuss their supremacy and the self-delusions that come attached to it. It is only when Gentiles discuss this critical matter that the “anti-Semitism” police flash their sirens.

When the world is
without Zionism and
its ideological sire, Jewish
supremacism, the world will
finally know peace. Only a
revolution of truth can make
this dream a reality.

“Chosen-ness,” the idea of Jewish supremacy over non-Jews, is indeed the root of Zionism, which is no doubt destroying this planet and dragging humanity down with it. We are at the mercy of a “political correctness” doctrine administered by the Zionist media’s Jewish Orwellian Thought Police who do not want “the tribe” discussed in any fashion that isn’t seething with love, respect and sympathy, even when crimes of the utmost devilishness are committed. Millions upon millions have died already at the hands of Jewish supremacists, whether they identified themselves as Bolsheviks or Zionists, hasn’t enough blood been spilled?

For the sake of Palestine, Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Syria, Iran, Lebanon, Somalia, Yemen, Bahrain and the rest of the oppressed peoples of the globe and their supporters, we must work unrelentingly to end the apocalyptic influence that Jewish supremacism and its junior partner, Zionism, have over our planet. For the sake of humanity, we must end supremacism in all of its ugly forms, even if a certain “chosen” group isn’t ready to give up this self-arrogated privilege just yet; even if they are offended by such a suggestion. The truth should always be spoken fearlessly, especially when it is an uncomfortable truth that must be brought to light to shatter a nefarious paradigm. The legendary George Orwell, who has also been typically accused of “anti-Semitism (101),” famously said, “During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” Indeed. And therefore, the question is, in this time of epic falsehood, are you with the revolt against the international system of Jewish supremacism or the counter-revolution attempting to uphold it?

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An Outrageous Proposal: Peace Boats to Iran

by REZA FIYOUZAT

Photograph Source: MojNews – CC BY 4.0

Tis the season! Season of giving.

I’ve been receiving numerous emails daily this past month from organizations that sponsored one or more of the hundred or so petitions I signed this past year. “Will you donate to save the wolves?” “Help us to save the arctic!” “Donate now to ensure our water is clean!” “Donate to oust Betsy DeVos!”

Unfortunately, I have been mostly unemployed for a year now, so there’s not much I can donate without draining all my savings. So, I have had to donate selectively, and having done so very selectively this year, I’m fresh out! (How I wish I had a million dollars; as an educator, I would have definitely loved to donate to oust DeVos!)

Worry not, though, gentle readers; I am not here to ask for monetary donations.

I am writing to ask for something far more outrageous: A fleet of peace boats full of western leftists to bring comradely salutations to the people of Iran, who are struggling mightily.

You may still remember the news about the latest protest wave in Iran, in November of this year, when Iranian government killed at least two hundred of our people protesting against suffocating social and economic conditions. The state killed two hundred people in one week. More than seven thousand have been arrested. This latest wave of mass protests may have been crushed by now, but the social conditions that produce cyclical protests are only getting worse as the class conflict and social injustice continue to deepen further. What’s more, there are no signs the system is even capable of reforming itself, even if it were capable of imagining such things; which it is not.

This last round of mass killings has put an authoritative end to illusions that there is such a thing as the ‘moderate’ or ‘reformist’ wing in this theocracy.

Some reports have suggested the numbers of those killed are much higher than two hundred. We don’t doubt that the numbers can be much higher. Our history of the past forty years proves that the numbers are always much higher. Just for one example, one of the most gruesome in our modern history, you can read this Amnesty International report, titled, “Blood-soaked secrets: Why Iran’s 1988 prison massacres are ongoing crimes against humanity.”

Now, here is a troubling trend that has been unfolding in the last ten years. For the past decade, we have been witnessing a very strange upside-down reality emanating from a significant segment of the western left: We see them providing support for our mass murderers and our oppressors. When we ask for solidarity while our people are being shot at from rooftops by state security forces, we receive silence or, even worse, we get labeled as ‘agents of imperialism’!

I don’t know when it became an imperialist thing to protest against ruling classes and their policies of impoverishment.

People who level such absurdities at us must assume that ‘imperialism’ is the foreign policy of a few western states, and not a world system of capitalist accumulation; a system in which whoever can throw their weight around will do so (e.g., Iranian expansionist moves in the Middle East); a system where the global division of labor and the production processes are based on an internationally inter-connected reality, and a system in which the natural resources of a particular locality reproduce the global system of capital accumulation. In other words, unless we are talking about a socialist social formation of some significant size, every state on earth today is the very realization of an imperialist world system.

But, some of our good comrades go further than simply adopting a wrong-headed evaluative system. We have luminary leftist activists visiting (on friendly terms) the mass murderer Bashar al-Assad. We have a leader of the Green Party USA sitting down for a friendly dinner with the Russian leader, Putin, the mass murderer of Chechens and now Syrians. We have American feminist anti-war activists on friendly visits to the halls of governmental power in Iran, just as our government is busy jailing feminists, labor activists, student activists, environmental activist and even their lawyers; and right after the Iranian government got done helping Assad slaughter half a million Syrian people.

But, again, ‘Tis the season to ask for miracles which are outrageous asks.

So, here’s one:

Let’s put together a flotilla of peace boats full of activists consisting of environmentalists, women’s rights activists, LGBTQ activists, labor activists, anti-war activists, human rights activists and others who work for social justice and let’s have them go on a mission of mercy and humanity to Iran’s southern borders in the Persian Gulf. Let’s have them ask our authorities to let them visit Evin and Gohardasht prisons and other torture dungeons in Iran, to bring our political prisoners heartfelt Season’s Greetings that tells them they are not alone, not forgotten.

Remember the activists on boats trying to reach Gaza, back in the day?

The Iranian people need the same signs of solidarity from western leftists.

Our plea: Please organize a flotilla of activist-to-activist mission to Iran (not activists-to-state functionaries);

Use the connections you have built over the last decade (first Iran visit by Code Pink in 2008, second visit in 2019) to do something righteous for our political prisoners, and to give the population at large reassurances of the continuing existence of human decency outside our borders;

Ask for access to the thousands of detainees who have been in prison for nothing other than their political thoughts and activities, for defending human rights activists, for demonstrating against government policies that impoverish more than half of our population.

The age of grand narratives is here again, comrades. Stand on the right side of grandness. Enough with relative truths, all equally valid, “It’s their culture and we must respect it” relativism that excuses the mass killings of our citizens by our governments in the Global South. We are once again in the clear understanding that absolute truths do exist and should be taken into account.

Here’s an absolute truth: A government that finds it necessary to order its security forces in one hundred towns and cities to murder more than two hundred people who have taken to the streets to protest against an unacceptable social contract, is not a legitimate government.

Here’s another absolute truth: If you cannot have an unambiguous stance against a theocratic state formation, you have no claim to truth.

Code Pink activists who were visiting Bolivia to report on the ongoing coup there and on the brave Bolivian people’s resistance to that coup, wrote with righteous indignation that, at the time of the writing, eight (8) people were confirmed dead by security forces in that country.

Our security forces mass murder us on a regular basis: Leftists, liberals, radical democrats, women’s rights activists, labor activists, student activists, journalists writing out of line, socialists and communists, activists in Turkmen Sahra and in Kurdistan and Khuzestan; nobody is spared. Just the decade of nineteen-eighties was riddled with waves of violent oppression against our citizens by the state security forces, culminating in the mass murder of thousands of political prisoners in the summer of 1988 mentioned above. Then there were the mass uprisings and mass killings of 1999, 2009, and now 2019.

In between those well-documented episodes, our people have barely survived mass unemployment, skyrocketing inflation, oppressive social norms that aim to control even our private acts, and deeply systemic corruption to such a degree that on Friday prayer sermons our clergy rationalize to their flock why bribing a government official is not so bad, simply a way of supplementing meagre earnings of a government official, considering the high inflation that top government officials cannot bring under control. It’s not a manifestation of corruption, a bribe; it’s charity, they advise.

Do our good comrades in the western left have a word of protest against the latest mass killings of more than two hundred of our citizens, in one week? Our good comrades in Code Pink are obviously in good graces of at least some government officials in Iran. Have they used those good graces to pose some protests, or some questions even? We certainly hope so, considering what season it is. ‘Tis the season to be truthful.

Would they do so publicly, please?

Our people are fully and painfully aware that there are no ethical standards inside our governmental system. It is an absolutist state exercising absolute control. Fortunately for our national long-term health, there is plenty of ethics alive in our civil society. We know that, no matter how well-organized, no tyranny lasts forever. Tyrannies always rot from within. The deep rot in our current governmental system is very clear, even to its own functionaries.

People in Iran, the ordinary citizens who are denied their dignity daily and see no alternative but to take to the streets for their voices to be heard, and hope that they won’t get shot with live ammunition by snipers from rooftops aiming for their heads and hearts … they really need to know if there still remains any grand narrative ethics in the ranks of the western left.

Please consider donating hope to Iranian people. They desperately need to have some signs of overseas solidarity; so rare these days. So rare.

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The Nazi occupation arrests a Palestinian, coinciding with the settlers storming the Al-Aqsa Mosque


By: Sammi Ibrahem,Sr

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Nazi Occupied Jerusalem: The Nazi occupation police arrested a Palestinian, on Sunday, in conjunction with the storming of dozens of courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Quds Newsletter reported that 59 Nazi Jewish settlers stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque this morning by protecting elements of the Nazi police, in addition to twenty employees from the Nazi occupation government.

She added that the armed special forces provided them with protection and escort from the moment they stormed from the “Gate of the Moroccans” to the “Gate of the Chain”.

It pointed out that the occupation police arrested Nizam Abu Ramoz from the vicinity of “Bab al-Rahma”, where he was reading the Qur’an and worshiping in the place, pointing out that he was taken for interrogation in one of the occupation centers in the Old City, and he says “God is great and raises his Qur’an.”

It is noteworthy that Abu Ramuz is subjected to numerous prosecutions by the occupation police because of his continuous bond in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and he is also locked at his gates at the times he is removed from the mosque for several months.

It is noteworthy that the Nazi occupation police allow settlers to make two daily storming rounds at Al-Aqsa Mosque, in the morning for three and a half hours, and in the evening for an hour and a half, which begins after the completion of the noon prayer.


The captive Zahran enters the fourth month in his strike 

The captive Zahran

Prisoner Ahmed Zahran (42 years old) entered the fourth month in his open hunger strike, in refusal of his administrative detention, amid difficult health conditions.

The Al-Asir Club said in a statement, on Sunday, that the Nazi occupation authorities continue to refuse to respond to his request, which is to end his administrative detention, as well as implement the procedures of abuse against him, most notably the frequent transfers, whether to detention centers or hospitals, and the last transfers were from the Zionist “Kaplan” Hospital To the “Ramleh Clinic” prison. 

It also continues to impose a range of punitive and reprisal measures against him since he started the strike, the most prominent of which is his denial of family visits and his isolation in cells that are not suitable for human life. 

The Prisoners Club pointed out that the confrontation of the prisoners with administrative detention with an open-ended hunger strike has escalated since the beginning of this year 2019, compared to last year, where some of the prisoners fought more than one strike during the year, including the prisoner Zahran, who is today going to his second strike, which he started after That the occupation authorities have broken their promise to release him, and issued a new administrative detention order against him. 

During his strike period, the military courts formed a basic arm for translating the decisions of the Gestapo “Shin Bet” intelligence services, the most recent of which was to confirm his last administrative detention for four months over the entire period.

The courts have postponed the end of last week to consider the appeal that was lodged against the confirmation decision, until Monday. 

It is noteworthy that the prisoner Zahran has been detained since last March. He is a former prisoner who spent a total of 15 years in the occupation prisons. He is the father of four children.


The Nazi occupation arrests 4 Palestinians from Al-Isawiyah, including a released prisoner

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The Nazi occupation forces arrested four Palestinians from the town of Issawiya in occupied Jerusalem today, Sunday.

Local sources reported that the Nazi occupation soldiers arrested Ahmad Munir Obaid and Ahmad Maher Obaid while they were on the street of the martyr Muhammad Obaid, and the young soldiers, Amir Awad, were arrested after raiding his house in the town.

The Nazi occupation forces arrested the liberated prisoner, Abd al-Rahman Mahmoud, from the town of al-Issawiya, while he was in the French Hill area in occupied Jerusalem.

The captive Mahmoud spent 17 years in the Nazi occupation prisons and was released on 19-2-2019. He was re-arrested on the same day, and he was released on conditions including his deportation from Al-Issawiyah.

The Nazi occupation forces have also arrested, this morning, a Palestinian in conjunction with dozens of settlers stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The correspondent reported  Quds news  arrest by Nazi police occupation of Abu system symbols from the vicinity of “Mercy door” where he read the Koran and worshiped in the place, pointing out that he was taken for interrogation in one of the centers of the occupation in the old town , he says , “Allah is the greatest and raise Msahvh.”

Students beaten and ghost .. “conscience” reveals part of the torture in the Nazi Gestapo investigation centers

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Dameer Association revealed that more than 25 Palestinian prisoners arrested in recent months have been subjected to brutal torture in Nazi Gestapo investigation camp.

The Foundation stated in a press conference held by Ramallah today that 95% of the detainees were subjected to all forms of torture during various periods, and it became clear that the majority of them were not related to military activities, and indictments were directed against them for participating in demonstrations and political, student and social activities.

And the establishment considered that the occupation seeks, through an integrated methodology, to pursue all forms of Palestinian political and trade union work, such as campaigns to boycott “Israel” and student blocs and others.

In the case of the prisoner Samer Al-Arbeed, the institution revealed that Arbeed was transferred to Hadassah Hospital only hours after his arrest, and the lawyers and the family were not informed until after the Nazi occupation intelligence realized that he might be martyred due to the torture he was subjected to.

Al-Dameer confirmed that the medical reports issued by the hospital showed that Samer suffered kidney failure as a result of the brutal beating he suffered by the occupation investigators, and suffered 11 broken ribs and complete muscle breakdown, as well as the toenails of his feet as a result of the “banana ghost”.

Al-Dameer indicated that she obtained the medical file for Samer, but the marks of torture on his body were not photographed by the hospital, which confirms the doctors ’complicity with the intelligence of the occupation.

In a related context, Al-Dameer revealed that, during the arrest of the prisoner, Qassam Al-Barghouthi, the Nazi army intentionally fired police dogs at sensitive areas of his body.

In addition to the psychological torture that Qassam was subjected to, through the arrest of his mother, Dr. Widad Barghouti, in order to pressure him.

The student, Mais Abu Ghosh, was also subjected to a Nazi military investigation camp during her detention at the “Al-Maskoubiyya” center in occupied Jerusalem.

It also accused the conscience, the occupation courts of colluding with the intelligence of the Nazi occupation in cases of torture, as it prevented lawyers from visiting prisoners for long periods, sometimes up to 45 days.

In the case of the prisoner Walid Hanache, his lawyer filed a petition before the Nazi Supreme court, to lift his visit ban, and after the court reviewed a secret file of brutal torture he was subjected to, the petition refused and the order to prevent the lawyer’s visit continued.

The foundation stated that it obtained various pictures of the effects of torture on Walid’s body, and will publish it later after his family’s approval.

It is noteworthy that the Nazi occupation issued a decision in which it forced the conscience and human rights institutions not to publish the details of the torture of prisoners until today.

The Nazi occupation intelligence announced, last week, that it had arrested a military organization that includes 50 activists from the Popular Front, a number of whom participated in military activities, including the Ein Boubin operation west of Ramallah, which led to the killing of a settler.


Prisoners’ Affairs: The double suffering of the prisoners in the Nazi Etzion detention camp.

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The Prisoners and Editors Affairs Authority reported that the suffering of the prisoners in the Etzion detention center south of Bethlehem is renewed every year with the onset of the winter season, by holding them in very harsh conditions of life.

The lawyer for the Prisoners ’Authority stated after her visit to Etzion Nazi camp , in a report issued today, Sunday, that the detainees complain of a lack of clothes and winter blankets, because the blankets provided to them are light and do not protect against the very cold as they are very dirty, and the prisoners and detainees are thrown into cells Moist smelly .

The commission pointed out that as a result of these poor conditions in which the prisoners are being held, the diseases are exacerbated inside their bodies, and the administration of the prison does not care about their pain and their pain and neglected their health conditions .

The Prisoners ’Authority demanded the international institutions to intensify their efforts to put pressure on the Nazi occupation to stop their disdainful policy against the prisoners, and impose them on difficult life conditions and abuse them in all their daily living details .

She noted that the Etzion Nazi detention camp is considered one of the worst detention camp, and it is usually used to hold prisoners temporarily in the first period of detention, and it lacks the lowest elements of human life, and the conditions of prisoners in it increase in difficulty and severity with the entry of winter.

Video- Missiles on Syria and mock raids in Lebanon

Jordanian lawmakers are calling for the preparation of a law proposal to cancel the import of Nazi occupation gas

Pay the Qatari grant to 75 thousand families next Tuesday in Gaza

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Money, Power and Turf: Winning the Middle East Media War at Any Cost

by: RAMZY BAROUD

Photograph Source: The U.S. Army – CC BY 2.0

It is hardly surprising to see Middle Eastern countries at the bottom of the World Press Freedom Index, as the worst violators of freedom of the press. But equally alarming is the complete polarization of public opinion as a result of self-serving media and, bankrolled by rich Arab countries, whose only goal is to serve their specific, often sinister, agendas.

One does not need to highlight of how state-controlled media in the Middle East lacks the minimal required degree of partiality, let alone integrity. Only a deluded person would argue that governments that kill, torture and imprison journalists, intellectuals and social media activists have an iota of respect for the freedom of the press and expression – in fact, of any kind of freedom at all.

Of the 180 countries classified by Reporters Without Borders’ annual report on press freedom, seven Middle Eastern countries are listed at the bottom 10% category of the world’s worst violators.

In 2018, Israel, which often prides itself on being “the only democracy in the Middle East”, ranked 88th, a hardly shocking realization, considering its constant targeting, killing, wounding and arresting of Palestinian journalists. The Palestinian Authority achieved an even worse rank, at 137th place. It is telling that not a single Middle Eastern country has made it to the top 30% rank.

In countries like Egypt, Libya, Syria, and Yemen, where independent monitoring of government behavior is almost entirely absent, hundreds of journalists simply disappear in the black hole of brutal prison systems – malnourished, medically neglected, and routinely tortured.

In November, an independent panel of United Nations’ experts resolved that the death in jail of democratically-elected President of Egypt Mohammed Morsi was a “state-sanctioned arbitrary killing”. If this is the fate of an elected President, imagine the fate of ordinary journalists who dare criticize the Egyptian government for its systematic violence, corruption, and lack of transparency.

However, we often place all of our focus on this sad state of affairs and neglect the bigger picture, the fact that honest, objective, and trust-worthy journalism in the Middle East is suffering a long, agonizing death. This is not only an outcome of government crackdowns on the media, but also of the well-financed propaganda empires that have recruited thousands of journalists in the region and beyond to fight an ugly, seemingly endless turf-war.

However, it has not always been this way. When the United States invaded Iraq in 2003, a generation of capable and courageous Arab journalists rose from the ashes of that war. While Western journalists allowed themselves to be embedded among US soldiers, thus, entering Baghdad and other conquered Iraqi cities on the back of American tanks, Iraqi and Arab journalists were killed, imprisoned and tortured. Navigating the small margins of freedom available in their own countries, journalists in Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere responded to the plight of Iraqis, writing openly against the US, Western designs in Iraq and the entire region.

In the following years, a new breed of Arab journalists took their places in the trenches as citizen-journalists. They challenged us all, narrating stories that were never told and writing about issues that state-sanctioned media would never dare touch.

All of this culminated in the brave display of unabashed reporting that first accompanied the revolts and upheaval in the Arab world, known as the “Arab Spring”. Whenever state media failed to report on the bloody crackdowns by government security forces, citizen-journalists stepped in, filling the gap and exposing the atrocities with the hope of holding the culprits to account.

But that brief honeymoon quickly disintegrated, when counter-revolutionary forces managed to regain the initiative. Over the last eight years, Arab governments gradually understood the significance of the press and especially social media in mobilizing the public. The massive crackdown on these journalists has not ceased since. Thousands of journalists were imprisoned and tortured. Many disappeared, leaving no trails to inform their families on whether they are dead or alive.

The ongoing onslaught was quickly joined by another form of media warfare. All state-run media throughout the Arab world were stuffed with loyalists. All opposition-run media were either shut down or faced numerous restrictions that made it nearly impossible for them to play a meaningful role in challenging their countries’ official discourses.

As Gulf Arab countries descended into their own internal conflict, large sums of money were dedicated to expanding their political outreach and influence. Thousands of foreign journalists, with no cultural or political connection to the Middle East, were shipped in, to replace their Arab colleagues, and to participate, willingly or otherwise, in the dirty propaganda campaigns championed by one rich Arab countries or another. The boundaries of that war extended to the rest of the world where newspapers were acquired, websites set, and TV news stations established, all with only one goal in mind – countering the propaganda of the enemy and imposing their own.

Sadly, many journalists willingly allowed themselves to participate in this shameful display, betraying the basic standards of good journalism, in fact good moral judgement. Of course, there are those who refused to sell out despite the repercussions of their choice. The thousands of journalists who are currently held in Middle Eastern jails are testimony to the courage and bravery of our colleagues.

But this is not the end of the story. Good journalism must not be allowed to die. We must fight back, in the name of Tareq Ayyoub who was killed by US forces in Iraq in 2003, and Yaser Murtaja who was killed by Israeli snipers in Gaza in 2018, and thousands like them, who are either dead or spending tortuous years in Arab or Israeli prisons.

We cannot let fear control us or money compromise our values. Arab regimes have their own agenda – the need to survive at any cost. The Israeli government has its own agenda – silencing any Palestinian call for freedom. Rich Gulf States have their own agendas – defending their political, economic and strategic interests. But who will stand for the agenda of the people, for their freedom, human rights, and ultimate liberation? If it is not us, then who?

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Renouncing ‘Israel’ on Principle

Renouncing Israel on Principle

by STEVEN SALAITA

Photograph Source: Brian Naughton – CC BY 2.0

When anti-Zionists discuss the Middle East, the topic of Israel’s existence rarely arises.  It’s almost exclusively a pro-Israel talking point. We’re focused on national liberation, on surviving repression, on strategies of resistance, on recovering subjugated histories, on the complex (and sometimes touchy) relationships among an Indigenous population disaggregated by decades of aggression.  That a colonial state—or any state, really—possesses no ontological rights is an unspoken assumption.

“Do you recognize Israel’s right to exist?” pretends to honor the downtrodden, but it is an altogether different proposition, transforming sophisticated ideas of liberation into a crude test of political respectability. Prioritizing the state as worthy of relief, as something to which we automatically owe deference, subsumes life to the imperatives of capital.

The fundamental goal of the question is to attribute a sinister position to dissidents.  It accomplishes that goal even when the dissidents haven’t promoted destruction.  Mere defense of Palestinian life is enough to evoke the settler’s existential fear.  For people socialized into orthodoxy, Israel is synonymous with progress, technology, and production.  Affirming its existence is an endorsement of the status quo; no matter how ludicrous as a moral premise, in capitalist spaces it is a perfectly sensible demand.

There are plenty of reasons to eschew the demand.  The first reason is practical:  we don’t advocate for the destruction of human communities, but of ideologies conducive to racism and inequality.  It’s both insidious and unethical to conflate Jewish people (of any national origin) with the existence of a violent, rapacious polity.  That sort of conflation is a grave disservice to activists and intellectuals devoted to a better world—and to the communities for whom a better world is a necessity of survival.  Nobody has ever asked me to affirm another nation-state’s existence, a demand I would likewise decline. Zionists constantly single out Israel for special treatment.

Moreover, it is remarkably impudent for champions of a state founded on the destruction of Palestine and now in its eighth decade of ethnic cleansing to ask the victims of its malevolence for recognition.  Even worse, recognition is only the tip of the demand.  We’re also being asked to legitimize apartheid and ignore the routine commission of war crimes.  The upshot is to validate Israel as a militarized object of Western imperialism—in other words, to affirm the existence of a deeply antihuman entity.

Let’s consider the demand in context of North America, where it’s most frequently issued.  Those of us operating in this geography haven’t the authority to abdicate nearly 80 (and arguably 100) percent of historical Palestine.  It’s not any Westerner’s prerogative to relinquish Palestine under the pressure of a spuriously humanistic insistence by Zionists that their perfidy be excused because it will somehow make us more responsible citizens.

I am happy, eager even, to affirm the right of Jewish people to live in peace and security, wherever that may be, a right all humans deserve in no particular order of worthiness.  But I won’t ratify Israel’s bloody founding or its devotion to racial supremacy.  Ultimately, when Zionists demand that you affirm Israel’s right to exist, what they really seek is affirmation of Palestinian nonexistence.

Beyond these philosophical, political, and practical factors, there’s a worthy psychological reason to refuse the demand.  Zionists are the bully in this supposed conflict and enjoy nearly universal support in centers of political and economic power.  They have more funds, access to corporate media, and the backing of the US military. Palestinians, however, hold one form of power that doesn’t require money, platforms, or weaponry:  the ability to withhold legitimacy from Israel.  It is a small power, without a material apparatus, but it is power, nevertheless, one that only a fool or opportunist would relinquish.  When an oppressor makes submission the basis of civic responsibility, insolence is the only dignified response.

This essay first appeared on Steven Salaita’s website: No Flags, No Slogans.

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The U.S. Government Lied about the Afghanistan War, They Couldn’t Have Done It Without Media Lapdogs

by:  TED RALL

Photograph Source: Jayel Aheram – CC BY 2.0

“In ten years or so, we’ll leak the truth,” the Dead Kennedys sang. “But by then it’s only so much paper.”

But it might just score you a Pulitzer Prize.

Award bait and bragging rights are no doubt the principal goals of The Washington Post’s self-congratulatory data dump, “The Afghanistan Papers.” As the headline implies, the 2000 pages that a court-ordered the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction to release to Jeff Bezos’ newspaper paints a Robert McNamara-esque portrait of not-so-best-or-bright Bush and Obama Administration bozos privately admitting what they knew all along—that the U.S. invasion and occupation of Afghanistan was always an unwinnable, counterproductive mistake—at the same time they were telling the American people that victory in the post-9/11 “good war” was right around the corner. All we had to win was win Afghan hearts and minds.

“The [I.G.] documents also contradict a long chorus of public statements from U.S. presidents, military commanders and diplomats who assured Americans year after year that they were making progress in Afghanistan and the war was worth fighting,” the Post reported. “Several of those interviewed described explicit and sustained efforts by the U.S. government to deliberately mislead the public. They said it was common at military headquarters in Kabul—and at the White House—to distort statistics to make it appear the United States was winning the war when that was not the case.”

“The Afghanistan Papers” is a bright, shining lie by omission. Yes, our military and civilian leaders lied to us about Afghanistan. But they could never have spread their murderous BS—thousands of U.S. soldiers and tens of thousands of Afghans killed, trillions of dollars wasted—without media organizations like the Washington Post, which served as unquestioning government stenographers.

Press outlets like the Post and New York Times weren’t merely idiots used to disseminate pro-war propaganda. They actively censored people who knew we never should have gone into Afghanistan and tried to tell American voters the truth.

People like me.

I was among the tiny minority of journalists and commentators who opposed the Afghanistan war from the very beginning. Nine days after 9/11, I published the first of my cartoons pointing out that Al Qaeda was in Pakistan, not Afghanistan, so there was no moral or legal justification for invading. As the war dragged on I pointed out that the men and women in charge of the war didn’t have a clue about Afghanistan or the Afghan people. According to “The Afghanistan Papers,” those men and women knew they were screwing up, wouldn’t admit their ignorance and refused to bring in experts.

I went to Afghanistan to check things out for myself. It was obvious the U.S. didn’t stand a chance there. “The principal goal of this adventure in imperialistic vengeance, it seems obvious, should be to install a friendly government in Kabul. But we’re winning neither hearts nor minds among either the commoners or the leadership of the current regime apparent,” I wrote from Afghanistan on December 11, 2001. “And so we’ve lost this war, not because they’re good or we’re not, but because of who we are. The American Empire can’t spend the bodies or the time or the cash to fix this crazyass place, because in the final analysis, election-year W. was right—we’re not nation builders…we ought to tally our dead, write up our losses, and count ourselves lucky to still be called a superpower.” My piece, for The Village Voice, was titled “How We Lost Afghanistan.”

It was published eighteen years ago. But not in the Post. They didn’t want to hear what lefties like me had to say.

They still don’t.

Afghanistan was not a passing fancy for me. I wrote hundreds of essays and drew hundreds of cartoons urging an end to the madness. It was lonely. Even Democrats liked the Afghan war; they called it the right war while Iraq was the dumb one.

I went back to the country, traveling independently as an unembedded reporter, several times. I wrote the first book about the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, the only book about oil pipeline politics in that country, a book placing Afghanistan in the context of Central Asia, and yet another book comparing the state of Afghanistan when Obama said we were pulling out—another lie—with how it was at the start of the war.

What was my reward for being right while everyone else was wrong? Hundreds of death threats. Getting fired by my client newspapers and magazines. It’s hard to believe now but back in 2004 George W. Bush was popular and being compared to Winston Churchill; that was the year that the “liberal” New York Times and Washington Post stopped running my work.

Major news outlets and book reviewers ignored my books. Editors refused to hire me. Producers wouldn’t book me. Anyone opposed to the Afghanistan war was censored from U.S. corporate media.

Not that Afghanistan was ignored. It was the subject of countless analysis pieces and opinion articles in American newspapers—all of it pro-war propaganda. There were thousands of television and radio stories about the Afghan war on radio and television. Corporate media repeatedly trotted out the same retired generals, former CIA officers, and random right-wing warmongers for quotes and analysis. Never, ever did they invite critics or opponents of U.S. interventionism in Afghanistan to share their thoughts with readers, listeners and viewers.

Nothing has changed. Whenever there is a foreign policy “crisis,” you will never read or hear or see someone completely opposed to U.S. involvement given a voice in the media. Certainly not in the Post.

So, 18 years and tens of thousands of lives and trillions of dollars too late, it’s nice to see the media finally shame these scumbags and their government handlers. But they ought to save a big portion of the blame for themselves.

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How Does One of the Most Hated Industries Stay Profitable?

by MARTHA ROSENBERG

Photograph Source: Ajay Suresh – CC BY 2.0

Pharma is one of the public’s most detested industries. But despite its low approval ratings and a plethora of government lawsuits, Pharma continues to thrive. Here are some of the tricks up its sleeve that enable its continued profiteering.

1. Astroturf Patients

Pharma promotes fake patient advocacy groups to lobby for its interests. These front groups often push the FDA to approve an expensive drug that has acceptable, cheaper alternatives. Or, they’ll try to prevent Medicaid from switching to the less pricey drug. One of the largest faux groups, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), was investigated by Sen. Charles Grassley for undisclosed Pharma links. He found that three fourths of the group’s donation came from Pharma.

2. Cheating the Government

Pharma is a top defrauder of the federal government. “Desperate to maintain their high margin of profit in the face of a dwindling number of important new drugs,” Pharma illegally promotes unapproved uses of drugs and deliberately overcharges Medicare and Medicaid, said Dr. Sidney Wolfe, former director of Public Citizen’s Health Research Group. Nor are government sanctions effective. Even as Pfizer was under a 5-year Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA) with HHS for withholding $20 million in Lipitor rebates owed to Medicaid in 2002, it was marketing Neurontin for off-label indications which earned it a second CIA in 2004. And even as it entered into the second CIA, it was marketing Lyrica and other meds for off-label indications which earned it a third CIA.

3. Overseas Adventurism

As Pharma increasingly eyes poorer countries for new markets and cheaper manufacturing it also eyes them for cheaper clinical trials. In 1996, 11 Nigerian children died in trials testing Pfizer’s not-yet-approved antibiotic Trovan. While Pfizer paid the Nigerian government and state of Kano millions in a settlement, documents released by Wikileaks show that Pfizer tried to extort Nigeria’s former attorney general to drop the lawsuits. Trovan was withdrawn from U.S. markets in 2001 for liver toxicity, though “safety signals” may have appeared sooner.

4. Duping Institutional Review Boards

Institutional review boards or IRBs are supposed to oversee clinical trials to catch unsafe drugs and injuries to subjects. Sadly, they are increasingly for-profit and “for sale” as they are increasingly paid by those who hire them. Consider this sting conducted on a Colorado review board by Congress and the General Accountability Office. When asked to oversee a study of the fictitious Adhesiabloc, a product designed to reduce scar tissue after surgery, Coast Independent Review Board agreed to oversee the study though neither the Adhesiabloc, its alleged developer or the lead researcher even existed. And people wonder how dangerous drugs and devices get to market.

5. FDA Foreplay

A sneaky way Pharma tries to get the FDA to smile on a drug’s approval is to float the drug directly to the public so it can demonstrate “demand” to the FDA. Boehringer-Ingelheim tried the tactic in selling flibanserin, a medication for “hypoactive sexual desire disorder” (HSDD) using TV personality Lisa Rinna in a campaign called “Sex Brain Body: Make the Connection.” The drug was eventually sold to Sprout Pharmaceuticals but despite the hype, there are few takers. An analysis of the drug’s clinical trial data wrote Forbes “claims that the drug resulted in only one added sexually satisfying encounter every two months, less than originally thought.”

6. Pharma Service Announcements

Public service announcements are supposed to be messages for the public good, like, “Do You Know the Seven Warning Signs of Cancer?” But most awareness messages these days are not from the government but Pharma. For example, a campaign a few years ago called “Voices of Meningitis” looked like it was raising awareness of meningitis, but was actually funded by meningitis vaccine maker Sanofi Pasteur. “Get Tested for Hep C” ads likely have the CDC Foundation logo on them and appear as government messages because Gilead contributes to the CDC Foundation. You can tell when Pharma is selling a disease to sell a drug because it give the disease snappy initials like restless legs syndrome (RLS), excessive sleepiness (ES), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and TD (tardive dyskinesia).

7. Bought Books

Pharma is often accurately accused of ghostwriting medical journal articles that appear under doctors’ names though the docs who had nothing to do with the writing or research. But books are also funded by Pharma. A 1999 textbook written to help primary care doctors diagnose psychiatric conditions was funded entirely by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)- which makes pills for –– any guesses? –– psychiatric conditions. Its authors were two prominent psychiatrists one of whom was on GSK’s speakers bureau and the other, investigated by Congress for undeclared GSK income.

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