Random Quotations – Israel – 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.

“According to the FBI, Israel runs the most aggressive spying operations against the U.S. among ostensibly ‘friendly’ nations, frequently stealing our military technology for resale by its own arms merchants. Its notable successes in espionage have included the most devastating spy in U.S. history Jonathan Pollard, while it has also penetrated American communications systems and illegally obtained both the fuel and the triggers for its own secret nuclear weapons arsenal… And here on the home front (we have) Senator Ben Cardin’s attempt to destroy First Amendment rights by making any criticism of Israel illegal.” – Philip Giraldi, “Why confronting Israel is important” – The Unz Review, August 14th, 2018.

“Israeli intervention in U.S. elections vastly overwhelms anything the Russians may have done… I mean, even to the point where the prime minister of Israel, Netanyahu, goes directly to Congress, without even informing the president, and speaks to Congress, with overwhelming applause, to try to undermine the president’s policies…” Noam Chomsky, quoted by Philip Giraldi in “Why confronting Israel is important” – The Unz Review, August 14th, 2018.

“The Palestinians say Israel has withheld delivery of post shipments to the Palestinian territories through its national postal service since 2010… Israel says the sides came to an understanding about a year ago on postage delivery but that it has not yet resulted in a ‘direct transfer,’ according to Cogat, the Israeli defence body responsible for Palestinian civilian affairs in the West Bank… Cogat said in a statement that the one-time release of the ten and a half tons of mail was a ‘gesture’…The development highlights the tight controls Israel maintains over many aspects – even the mundane like postal delivery – of Palestinian life.” – Assoc. Press, “Very delayed: Palestinians sort through eight years of mail held by Israel” – Toronto Sun, August 19th, 2018.