Archive for the ‘Israel / Middle East’ Category

Random Quotations – Israel – March 10th, 2019

Sunday, March 10th, 2019

Seven items in total…

“What has been taking place is not hatred of Jews but rather a confluence of two factors. First is the undeniable fact that Israel has been behaving particularly badly, even by its admittedly low standards. Its slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza has been unusually observable in spite of media attempts to avoid mentioning it, plus its support of terrorists in Syria and attacks on that country have also raised questions about the intentions of the kleptocratic regime in Tel Aviv, which is currently pushing for an attack on Iran. That all means that the perception of Israel, which boasts that it is the exclusively Jewish state, inevitably raises questions about the international Jewish community that provides much of its support. But the shift in perception is driven by Israeli behavior, not by Jews as an ethnicity or a religion.” – Philip Giraldi, “The growing anti-Semitism scam” – The Unz Review, Feb. 19th, 2019.

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Random Quotations – Israel – Jan. 29th, 2019

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Six items in total…

“The Israeli army has enough bullets for every Palestinian… Apartheid-land theft: 700 Israeli communities ban Arabs… Israel working to undermine free speech in the United States… Time for Israel to be held accountable” – The above are sub-headings in the important article “Israel: Ethnic cleansing, land theft, apartheid and racism against Palestinians” by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, appearing in Global Research on Dec. 18th, 2018. This very revealing article can be read here.
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Random Quotations – Israel – Nov. 20th, 2018

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Five items in total…

“Personally I think anti-Semitism as a smear is not what it used to be.” – Jonathan Schanzer, a senior official of the (pro-Israel) Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, quoted by Philip Giraldi in “Registering Israel’s useful idiots” – The Unz Review, Nov. 20th, 2018.

“Home-rental company Airbnb announced on Monday it would remove its listings in Israeli settlements in the West Bank, prompting outrage from Israeli officials… In response, Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan, who oversees Israel’s battle against a Palestinian-led boycott movement, called on Airbnb hosts affected by the decision to file lawsuits in accordance with Israel’s anti-boycott law.” – Assoc. Press, “Airbnb removes 200 listings in Israeli settlements in West Bank” – National Post, Nov. 19th, 2018.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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