The (Jewish American) Boy Who Tried To Stand Up To Israel

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Former Head of Mossad Meir Dagan: Israel Government ‘Reckless And Irresponsible’ – ‘I Decided To Speak Because When I Was In Office, Diskin, Ashkenazi And I Could Block Any Dangerous Adventure. NOW I AM AFRAID THAT THERE IS NO ONE TO STOP BIBI AND BARAK’ (Guardian)


The boy who tried to stand up to Israel (Independent, ‎Jun 15, 2011):

Lucas is a 19-year-old university student. Lucas was arrested for standing up for the rights of Palestinians. Lucas is a Jewish American.

The 1st June is an Israeli national holiday known as “Jerusalem day” and celebrates the capture and “reunification” of Jerusalem following the 1967 war.

With Israel being the only democracy in the Middle East, Lucas was allowed to protest peacefully against the Israeli occupation of Palestine, without fear of being harmed. The Israeli police protected him and supported his rights of Freedom of expression, right? Fat chance! Ok, then the American Embassy in Tel-Aviv intervened to protect one of their nationals from being brutally arrested? No? Oh. So Congress has at least acknowledged this infringement of Lucas’ rights and has condemned this sort of action being the “Land of the Free” and all, and opposing any sort of violent action against innocent civilians (cue Libyan comment). No response. Nothing. Nada.

Should we be surprised? The really sad answer is, no. Lucas’ bravery should not be underestimated and credit should be given to him for this. However, the sad reality of it all is that this is nothing new. At the expense of sounding too cynical, we all know that Israeli democracy is monolithic. Do not be deceived into thinking that this smokescreen democracy is anything more representative or repressive than the regimes in the surrounding area of the region.

Freedom of expression is dependent on your opinion. Anything against government line or the status quo will be brutally crushed, as is exemplified with Lucas’ case. Rachel Corrie suffered a horrific death in March 2003, after being crushed by an IDF Caterpillar D9 bulldozer, whilst attempting to act as a human shield in order to protect a Palestinian home from getting demolished. Unfortunately, the stories of Palestinians suffering similar tribulations are unaccounted for and their cries are drowned out by the propaganda of our governments and western media bias. And when it is reported, there are huge swam of media bias against the Palestinian cause. Palestinians are portrayed as militant aggressors, whilst Israeli is portrayed as being comparable to a rational non-aggressive democracy. It is like saying that Jordan with an ‘elected’ parliament is also a ‘democracy’. I am not saying that western style democracies are coherent or are always as consistent in their application of democratic rights as we’d like them to be, but to compare Israel these styles, is a huge misrepresentation and injustice to those suffering under Israeli rule.

So what can we conclude from all of this? For starters, regardless of whether you are Palestinian or Jewish American and you voice your opposition in Israel, you will be silenced. If you are the latter, your government will not help you. And this is not an exaggeration. If you do it outside of Israel and in the west, many will vilify you. Norman Finkelstein, the long-standing Jewish critic of Israel, but also son to a holocaust survivor is a poignant example of the case in point, banned from Israel for 10 years. Yet the voice of these free thinking Jews, fighting for their right to freedom of expression ultimately proves that Zionism and Judaism are not inherently related.

More on Israel:

So this is what Bibi calls self-defense ‘to ensure Israel’s security and survival’???

Looks like a (slow) war of conquest to me. (Click on image to enlarge.)

Former Israeli Special Forces Soldier Reveals Assassination Squads (Breakin The Silence)

IDF Soldiers Kill 20 Pro-Palestinian Protesters And Wound 325 At Border (Daily Mail)

AIPAC 2011: Marching In step with AIPAC – Jewish life more valuable than Palestinians (YouTube)

Former Head of Mossad Meir Dagan: Israel Government ‘Reckless And Irresponsible’ – ‘I Decided To Speak Because When I Was In Office, Diskin, Ashkenazi And I Could Block Any Dangerous Adventure. NOW I AM AFRAID THAT THERE IS NO ONE TO STOP BIBI AND BARAK’ (Guardian)

(CNN Video) Netanyahu Lectures Obama On Live TV At The White House:’It’s not going to happen. Everybody knows it’s not going to happen, and I think it’s time to tell the Palestinians forthrightly it’s not going to happen.”

Rep. Ron Paul Seeks Vote To End ALL Foreign Aid To Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and Pakistan (Foreign Policy)

Helen Thomas: Jews Control White House, Congress – ‘I’m Not Anti-Jewish; I’m Anti-Zionist.’ (NEWSMAX)

And Helen Thomas is spot on:

– On record: Benjamin Netanyahu: ‘America is something that can easily be moved.’ ‘The world won’t say a thing.’ ‘The world will say we’re defending.’

– Traitor Joe Biden on Shalom TV: ‘I am a ZIONIST’

An Interview With Holocaust Survivor Dr. Hajo Meyer: ‘Zionism Has Nothing to do With Judaism’

Israel Shahak: The History of the Jews (Must-see!)

Gilad Atzmon: Jews, Judaism and Jewishness

– Former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Paul Craig Roberts: ‘AIPAC Owns The US Puppet Government’

– A Hebrew Israeli radio station, Kol Yisrael, on October 3rd 2001 reported that during an argument in an Israeli cabinet meeting, Shimon Peres warned Prime Minister Ariel Sharon that unless he would heed American requests for a cease fire with the Palestinians, he could cause America to turn against Israel. In a fit of anger, Sharon responded to Peres:

“Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that . . . I want to tell you something very clear: Don’t worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it.”

– U.S. Senator William Fulbright said on CBS’s Face the Nation, that, “Israel controls the U.S. Senate.”

Israel Wants Additional $20 Billion In Military Aid From US Taxpayers (Daily Mail)

The Zionist Story (Full Documentary) – From The Perspective of An Ex-Israeli Soldier (YouTube)

Egyptian General: Enemy Agents In The White House And Israel Carried Out 9/11 (YouTube)

Israel Deliberately Bombs Medical Supply Factory (Ken O’Keefe in Gaza, Feb. 8, 2011 ) (YouTube)

Largest Secret Spy Hub Uncovered In Israel (RT)

‘I am Israel’ – ‘Soy Israel’ – ‘Ich bin Israel’ – ‘Io sono Israele’ – ‘Я – Израиль’ – ‘Jestem Izraelem’ – ‘Je suis Israël’ – ‘Είμαι το Ισραήλ’ – ‘Ik ben Israël’ (YouTube)

Israel Demolishes Homes And Classroom in West Bank Village (Guardian)

Israel Launches Twin Air Strikes on Gaza (AFP)

Israelis shoot dead sleeping elderly Palestinian (Daily Star)

Palestinian Report: Man killed in Hebron was sleeping when shot (Ynetnews)

Mossad Agent ‘Brought Down Egypt’s Internet’ (Telegraph)

Gilad Atzmon: Jews, Judaism and Jewishness (Gilad Atzmon)

Who Were The First Terrorists In The Middle East? (YouTube)

Israel Shahak: The History of the Jews (Must-see!)

Israel: Work Begins on Egypt Barrier (Reuters)

Gaza War Lies Vs. Facts (YouTube)

The Banality of Evil: IOF soldiers celebrating the destruction of houses (Gilad Atzmon)

Israeli soldier sent to prison for stealing from Gaza aid flotilla (Telegraph)

Influential Rabbi Ovadia Yosef: Non-Jews Are Donkeys, Created To Serve Jews (Jerusalem Post)

Two Israelis in Custody for Trying to Bribe Georgian Deputy Finance Minister (Haaretz)

Israel mocks Palestinians and US by going ahead with new settlements (Guardian)

Israel minister Isaac Herzog: ‘There is a whiff of fascism on the margins of Israeli society’ (AFP)

Israel: Influential Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Calls For Palestinians To ‘Perish From The World’ (Daily Mail)

Israel’s President Shimon Peres Claims English Are ‘Anti-Semitic’ (Telegraph)

David Cameron: Israeli Blockade Has Turned Gaza Strip Into A ‘Prison Camp’ (Guardian)

Benjamin Netanyahu: ‘America is something that can easily be moved.’ ‘The world won’t say a thing.’ ‘The world will say we’re defending.’ (Video)

Israel Paves Way For Remote Control Killing (The National)

Exposed: The Truth About Israel’s Land Grab In The West Bank (The Independent)

Israel rejects international probe, says it would be biased against the Jewish state; Egypt calls Gaza blockade a failure, border stays open (AP)

Iran Offers Military Protection To Gaza Aid Ships (RT)

Former US Marine Disarms Israeli Commandos, Describes Mass Murder By Israeli Soldiers (YouTube)

Autopsy Results Reveal That Gaza Flotilla Activists Were Shot In Head At Close Range (Guardian)

Robert Fisk: The Truth Behind The Israeli Propaganda (Independent)

Gilad Atzmon on Israeli collective madness: ‘The world sees now what Israel is all about’

American teenager among those killed in Israeli raid of aid flotilla; Israeli soldiers accused of refusing to treat the injured, letting them die (Washington Post/Al Jazeera)

President Abdullah Gul: Turkey will ‘never forgive’ Israel (Al Jazeera)

Ex-Mossad agent Victor Ostrovsky: Gaza flotilla raid ’so stupid it’s stupefying’ (The Raw Story)

Israeli soldiers murder at least 10 civilians on boat carrying aid to Gaza (Los Angeles Times)

Israel stations nuclear missile submarines off Iran (Times)

Gaza Aid Flotilla Delayed After Mystery Faults Hit Two Boats (Independent)

Israeli Commandos Ordered To Stop Gaza Aid Ships (Times)
Israel offered to sell South Africa nuclear weapons (Guardian)

Report: Israel threatens to ‘return Syria back to the Stone Age’ (Ynet)

Discharged IDF Soldiers Sue For Millions Over Anthrax Vaccine Experiment (YNet News)

The US Military now KNOWS Mossad carried out 9/11 Attacks:

Dr. Alan Sabrosky, former director of studies at the US Army War College says that the military brass now know that Israel “and those traitors within our nation” committed the 911 attack.

……”I have had long conversations over the last two weeks with contacts at the Army War College and the headquarters, Marine Corps and I’ve made it absolutely clear in both cases that it is 100% certain that 9/11 was a Mossad operation.” Period.

New FBI Files Alleging AIPAC Theft of Government Property and Israeli Espionage Released (PRNewswire)

Israel Threatening To Use Nuclear Weapons On Iran! (FOX NEWS)

Ex-Mossad Agent Ostrovsky: The ‘Anti-Semite’ Label

Former Israeli Minister: ‘It’s a Trick, We Always Use It.’ (calling people ‘anti-Semitic’)

UK Jewish MP: Israel acting like Nazis in Gaza

Palestinian children are stoned while walking to school (Christian Peacemaker Teams)

Israel admits organ harvesting from Palestinians, and others, without consent (Guardian)

UN assembly votes for probes of Gaza war crimes charges (Reuters)

U.N. rights envoy: Israeli war crime of the greatest magnitude under international law in Gaza (Reuters)

U.S. shipped 989 munitions containers to Israel week before Gaza invasion (Australien Herald)

Paul Craig Roberts: Israel and the Goldstone Report – War Criminals Are Becoming Arbiters of the Law (CounterPunch)

Israel’s war crimes in Gaza (Independent)

Amnesty International: Gaza white phosphorus shells were US made (Times)

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‘The most moral army in the world’ killed civilians without cause

Israeli soldiers report abuses in Gaza (Los Angeles Times)

Tony Benn to BBC: If you won’t broadcast the Gaza appeal then I will myself (BBC)

Israel admits troops may have used phosphorus shells in Gaza (Guardian)

Outcry over Israel’s reported use of phosphorus in Gaza (IHT)

Israel accused of executing parents in front of children in Gaza (Telegraph)

Gaza: ‘I watched an Israeli soldier shoot dead my two little girls’ (Independent)

Israel ‘admits’ using white phosphorus munitions (Times)

Gaza building apparently hit by phosphorus: UN (Vancouver Sun)

Israeli use of white phosphorus ‘undeniable’: Amnesty International (The Age)

Israel used phosphorus in heavily populated areas, doctors charge (Kansas City Star)

Israeli army investigates use of white phosphorous in Gaza (Guardian)

Israel shelled UK war graves in Gaza (Telegraph)

Israel ‘will resume bombing’ of Gaza if Hamas reopens tunnels (Telegraph)

Gideon Levy / Gaza war ended in utter failure for Israel (Ha’aretz)

False Flag: The Attack on the USS Liberty

Dead In The Water – The Sinking of the USS Liberty (BBC)

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