Random Quotations – Israel – November 24th, 2019

Five items in total…

“Pat Buchanan once referred to Congress as ‘enemy occupied territory.’ He was referring to the Israel Lobby’s ability not only to control the discussion on the Middle East but also to focus its efforts to defeat any congressman who dared criticize the Jewish state. Politicians like Paul Findley, Chuck Percy, William Fulbright, Pete McCloskey, James Traficant and Cynthia McKinney, who were brave enough to stand up against Israel, found themselves out of a job after confronting well-funded and media supported opponents at reelection time, sending the message that it was career ending to do so.” – Philip Giraldi, “Fighting back against the Israel lobby” – The Unz Review, September 24th, 2019.

“The right decision has been made by the conservative party in the suspension of candidate Amjad Bashir in Leeds North East, this is what a zero tolerance approach looks like. The due diligence checks of the Conservatives clearly failed but they have now corrected their mistake. Other parties should learn from this.” – The Leeds Jewish Leadership Council, quoted by Tali Fraser in “Leeds Tory candidate suspended from party over anti-Semitism – but he will still appear on the ballot paper” – Yorkshire Post, November 20th, 2019.

“Israel is likely to have planted (the) mobile phone spying devices near the White House and other sensitive locations in the US capital over the past two years, according to a report from Politico that cited three former US officials… The miniature surveillance devices mimic telecommunications towers to gather information, including the contents of phone calls. The US government concluded Israeli operatives were most likely to have put them in place to spy on Donald Trump and his associates…” – Dale Bennett, “Report: Israel planted spy devices near White House” – National Vanguard, September 12th, 2019.

“An Israeli attack on Gaza was clearly imminent, but not because of any provocations by Palestinian groups in the besieged, impoverished Strip. The Israeli military escalation was foreseeable because it factors neatly into Israel’s contentious political scene. The attack was not a question of ‘if’ but rather ‘when’… More strikes followed, targeting what the Israeli military described as Islamic Jihad installations. However, the identities of the victims, along with damning social media footage, pictures, and eyewitness accounts, indicate that civilians and civilian infrastructure were also bombed and destroyed.” – Ramzy Baroud, “International community’s feeble response to Israeli violence” – Arab News, November 15th, 2019.

“The UTGSU’s inability to separate the needs of Jewish students on campus from their opinion on the government of Israel is highly problematic and amounts to denying Jewish students the support they would likely give to any other minority group on campus… This is nothing short of antisemitism… While we appreciate the apology that was issued by the UTGSU, it is hardly sufficient as it does not address the underlying antisemitism… When acts of antisemitism are identified, they must be addressed fully by those who committed the act, regardless of their original intent.” – Rob Nagus, senior director at Hillel U of T, quoted by Jonathan Bradley in “U of T Student Union apologized for opposing kosher food on campus, Hillel spokesperson says not enough” – The Post Millennial, November 21st, 2019.