Archive for the ‘Israel / Middle East’ Category

Random Quotations – Israel – Sept. 25th, 2018

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Five items in total…

“I’ve never seen a President – I don’t care who he is – stand up to them. It just boggles the mind. They always get what they want. The Israelis know what is going on all the time. I got to the point where I wasn’t writing anything down. If the American people understood what a grip these people have got on our government, they would rise up in arms. Our citizens certainly don’t have any idea what goes on.” – U.S. Navy Admiral and former head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Thomas Moorer (August 1983), quoted by Philip Giraldi in “Israel’s fifth column” – The Unz Review, Sept. 4th, 2018.


Random Quotations – Israel – August 31st, 2018

Friday, August 31st, 2018

Four items in total…

“No state or entity is absolved of mass shootings of protesters. There is no justification. Palestinian people deserve basic human dignity, as anyone else. Democrats can’t be silent about this anymore. I think I was primarily compelled [to speak out] on moral grounds because I could only imagine if 60 people were shot and killed in Ferguson. Or if 60 people were shot and killed in the West Virginia teachers’ strikes. The idea that we are not supposed to talk about people dying when they are engaging in political expression just really moved me.” – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, quoted by Philip Giraldi in “Feeding the monster” – The Unz Review, July 3rd, 2018. This powerful essay can be read here.


Random Quotations – Israel – June 26th, 2018

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Five items in total…

“And the mass murder in Gaza is already on its way to oblivion (in the press). They wanted to remind the world that they are buried alive in the grave of Gaza, and now they are dead. The people of Gaza have been locked up there for 70 years; the last 12 years were the worst, as the Gaza Strip has been under siege by Israel since they voted for Hamas. Gaza is almost unliveable, as Israel has bombed its power station, its sewage plants, its harbour and airfield. They can’t even fish, as Israeli boats machinegun the fishing boats.” – Israel Shamir, “The Messiah is here” – The Unz Review, May 20th, 2018.


Random Quotations – Israel – May 16th, 2018

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Five items in total…

“We are very concerned that Canadian doctor and humanitarian worker Tarek Loubani was shot yesterday in Gaza… Canada is very deeply saddened and deplores the violence that has occurred in the Gaza Strip… It is appalling and inexcusable that civilians, members of the media, first responders and children have been among the victims.” – Adam Austen, a spokesperson for Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, quoted by Fatima Syed in “Ontario doctor shot while aiding Palestinians in Gaza” – Toronto Star, May 15th, 2018. (This is a very revealing article, you can read it here.)


Random Quotations- Israel – April 14th, 2018

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

Four items in total…

“Hundreds of Israeli soldiers, many of them snipers, were deployed to the deadly buffer zone that the Israeli army has created between besieged Gaza and Israel, as tens of thousands of Palestinian families held mass rallies at the border… By killing and wounding this number of Palestinians, Israel had hoped that the masses would retreat, the protests would subside and, eventually, end.” – Ramzy Baroud, “Why Israel feels threatened by popular resistance in Palestine” – CounterPunch, April 11, 2018.


Random Quotations- Israel – Jan. 4th, 2018

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Five items in total…

“(US Ambassador to the UN Nikki) Haley, of course, understands that no Palestinian leadership can engage politically with Israel and the US when the two countries refuse to accept international law as a frame of reference in the negotiations. Now the Palestinian leadership has to choose between its existing humiliation and further humiliation.” – Ramzy Baroud, “Race law takes Jerusalem a step closer to being a Jewish-only city” – Arab News, Jan. 3rd, 2018.


Random Quotations- Israel – Nov. 19th, 2017

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Four items in total… all concerned with Britain’s Priti Patel and her visit to Israel managed by the Conservative Friends of Israel’s Lord Polak.

“Questions were rightly raised as to what was behind Patel’s flouting of diplomatic protocol and failure to inform the British Foreign Office about these meetings….it beggars belief that a senior member of the government was oblivious of her own government’s policy of not engaging with Israel on any issues relating to the Golan Heights that might be interpreted as a recognition of Israel’s right to that territory… But perhaps Patel’s own assessment was that the British government has become so one-sided in its support of Israel that she could get away with even this irresponsible act of folly.” – Yossi Mekelberg, “Priti Patel exposed the truth about Britain and Israel” – Arab News, Nov. 18th, 2017.


Palestine Chronicle Appeal For Support

Monday, June 12th, 2017

The following is a copy-and-paste of an email message, with links inserted – Jeff Goodall.

“Palestine Should Not Be Forgotten – Support Us to Empower the Palestinian Voice”

Dear Readers,

We really need your support, and we need it today.

The Palestine Chronicle provides honest and accurate reporting and commentary on the Palestinian people’s struggle for freedom and human rights. Our team includes local writers and reporters on the ground who are not only reporting on, but living the struggle themselves.


Mid-East Wars and Muslim Invasion – Israel’s “Two-For-One”

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

“Not to be forgotten is the earlier PNAC scheme devised in the late 1990s by the prominent American Jewish neocons, including Irving Kristol, Norman Podhoretz, Paul Wolfowitz, and David Frum, whose goal was less the desire to raise the level of political tolerance in Arab states but rather the compulsive wish to double down on Israeli predominance in the Middle East… As long as the main pivot of US and EU foreign policy revolves around the unquestionable support of Israel and its Western fifth column, actors bent on causing chaos will be waiting in the wings.” (*)


Random Quotations- Israel – Feb. 6th, 2017

Monday, February 6th, 2017

All emphasis added – five items in total…

“Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages. You do not even know the names of these Arab villages, and I do not blame you because geography books no longer exist… There is not a single place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population.” – Moshe Dayan quoted by Ramzy Baroud in “The balancing act is over: What Elor Azaria taught us about Israel” – Palestine Chronicle, Jan. 19th, 2017.

“Both the University of Lethbridge Faculty Association and the Canadian Association of University Teachers criticized Hall’s suspension before any official finding of wrongdoing… Amanda Hohmann with B’nai Brith Canada said she’s pleased with how the university has handled the situation…” – Cdn. Press, “University of Lethbridge complaining to human rights commission over prof” – Toronto Sun, Jan. 16th, 2017.