According to Jared Kushner and other hard line Zionists, the Palestinian people don’t exist. Ever since they ethnically cleansed the majority of Palestinians, the Israelis have been hoping that they will just go away. They look out on Galilee, the West Bank, Gaza, Jordan, and Lebanon, and ask, “why are you still here?” as though the Palestinians were a houseboy in their mansion that they had fired last week.
I would so chain his skinny ass to a rock in the hot desert sun. Just to see if he has Yahweh in his contacts list, I’d let him have his phone–for a steep fee, of course.
Prof. Cole, thanks for such a heart felt post and the rage at the injustice is
Just a thought: is there any linguistic connection between the Arabic
language spoken today in Palestine, to the Aramaic Semite language spoken by Jesus in his day? “Abba” Father, being one word.
I say because maybe a few of those 80% Trump supporters, the evangelical religious nationalists calling themselves Christians, might be interested to hear what their demon is doing in their name.
This kind of stuff is supported on the evangelist (Pence) side as setting up Israel for the 2nd coming. Yes, it’s entirely cynical on their part, in that when the evangelists are sucked up to heaven, the unconverted Jews are to be annihilated.
But I don’t find Cole’s rage at all helpful. I prefer to read the Foreign Policy piece from which he got his information. It’s FP that has Kushner’s memos.
Thanks to Professor Cole who gets to the heart of issues.
The Palestinians were ethnically cleansed beginning in 1948 by Jewish/Zionist terrorist forces in a premeditated plan to empty the land to be for Jews only - Menachem Begin’s Irgun and the Stern Gang especially - that pre-meditated ethnic cleansing, racist expansion, and Jewish supremacist belief/rationale continues to this day. The Bedouin of the Negev are being cleansed from their ancestral lands/homes and their villages destroyed by Israeli forces now!
Palestinian villages - over 450 - were forcibly emptied in 1948 and immediately blown-up or bulldozed to assure Palestinians “had no place to come home to” - the words of zionist leaders!
One example is the massacre of the village of Deir Yassin April 9, 1948, a pogrom by Jewish forces against Palestinians over 100 men, women and children murdered, the village occupied and looted!
It is very fitting that the zionist entity is called the “special ally”, linked to the US by “unbreakable bonds”. Thru subversion of American sovereignty, politics, Congress and the executive, our foreign policy has been subverted to israeli interests to our great detriment! Those so-called “bonds” have made America complicit to the war-crimes, racist ethnic cleansing, and de facto annexation of the Occupied Territories by the Israeli entity…and we are much the poorer for it!
America must break those “unbreakable bonds” to the war-criminal racist Israel!
The maps that Cole uses (and gives no source for) have already been discredited many times elsewhere.
The U.N. is supporting and perpetuating at least four generations of Palestinians because their Muslim brethren are keeping them in camps instead of absorbing them into existing societies. This is in direct contrast to the almost million Jewish refugees from the Middle East and Iran who did not end up in camps despite being exiled.
n his new book, Deir Yassin: The End of the Myth , Prof. Eliezer Tauber, head of the Institute for the Study of Underground Movements at Bar-Ilan University and former Dean of the Faculty of Jewish Studies at the University, examines the events of that day in April 1948 when the Arab village of Deir Yassin was attacked by Lehi and Etzel (Irgun or IZL) fighters, and reveals step by step the origin of the myth that a massacre was committed against the villagers.
To write his book, Tauber thus turned to both Jewish and Arab sources, to the testimonies of Etzel (Irgun) and Lehi fighters, and to the testimonies of the Arabs at the scene. Not surprisingly, he said, the testimonies sound similar and express the same conclusion: There was no massacre at Deir Yassin.
The attempt by pro-Israeli propagandists and knowing liars - the Hasbara brigade - to cast doubt on the true history of institutionalized racism and extreme violence of the Jewish terrorist groups expelling by force the native Palestinian inhabitants in 1948 is yet another ugly chapter of the subjugation and theft of Palestine by zionist supremacist mythology - that contempt for Palestinian lives continues to this day!
Any so-called “discrediting” of zionist atrocities or claiming “there was no massacre at Deir Yassin” is by pro-Israeli propagandists and liars - even Jewish historians admit the ethnic cleansing, forced expulsions, and massacres, including at Deir yassin!
"Jewish leadership, after initially admitting to the massacre at Deir Yassin and expressing regret, has been silent over the last decades - the number of dead is disputed — it ranges from 100 to 250 — the essential details have been confirmed by Palestinian and Jewish historians: Arab noncombatants were massacred by the Irgun and Lehi.
BDS! FREE Palestine!
Claiming that “there was no massacre at Deir Yassin” is a blatant, but typical, revisionist history and lie by the zionist extremist racists and their Hasbara agents! Don’t buy the well-crafted lie!
"Deir Yassin was a peaceful village of around 400 people that had signed a non-aggression pact and was excluded from clashes elsewhere. Due to its proximity to West Jerusalem, it came under the UN Partition Plan as part of the independent Jerusalem area.
“The Jewish forces that invaded Deir Yassin belonged mainly to two extremist, underground, paramilitary groups, the Irgun (National Military Organisation) and the Lehi (Fighters for the Freedom of Israel, also known as the Stern Gang), both of which were aligned with the right-wing Zionist movement; they have been described as “Jewish terrorist” groups. The two groups attacked the village in order to clear the road to Jerusalem of its Arab inhabitants, as well as send a message to the other Palestinians in the region. The Palmach, a unit of the Haganah (the forerunner of the Israel Defense Forces) whose leadership was aligned with the political left, also took part in the massacre to a lesser degree” - from “Remembering the massacre at Deir Yassin” by Middle East Monitor.
Why should they need to be “absorbed” into other societies? They had their own culture, and they did not leave by choice.
There are a number of versions of what happened in 1948 when the surrounding Arab nations declared war on Israel. It appears many Palestinians were forced out violently as described here. There are also stories that many fled on their own volition because they heard that once the Arabs won the war they would be able to return home. Since the Arabs lost the war any Palestinians who fled believing they would soon return found themselves unable to return. Many of the Palestinians who are now refugees actually lived in what became Transjordan. However, when Jordan lost the war in 1967 and Israel wound up occupying the West Bank Jordan gave up claim to that the land. Jordan was concerned that the population of Palestinians was almost as large as that of the Jordanians and decided that giving up the West Bank would solve that problem. I think a two-state solution is the only viable alternative. One state would only seem to result in civil war for control or suppression of the minority. Two groups of similar size are claiming the same land so a compromise by dividing the land appears to be the only hope for long-term peace in that region.
Cole’s demonization of Israel is not only unfair and one-sided, it is part of an ineffective strategy for helping anyone. The same thing occurs on the pro-Israel side, demonizing Palestinians and also spreading hate.
The Israelis won’t go away any more than the Palestinians, and neither side can be made to do so. Spreading hatred helps neither.
The only way to actually improve lives of Palestinians (and Israelis too who live under threat or terror, rockets, firebombs etc) is to seek reconciliation, tolerance compromise, compromise on all sides. Think it through, there is no other way.
Thanks for the link. I can’t put a ‘like’ on what it says though. The bar is never too low for those who support Israel.
When you post something like the above, you should provide links - otherwise you are simply propagandizing.
What is the difference between “zionist” and “jew”?
Who is the producer of the asserted material?
How long has the alleged material been broadcast?
What station is broadcasting it?
Can you provide a Palestinian spokesperson to verify your claims?
Do you regard the failure of the State(s) to consult with the indigenous of Palestine about introducing Jewish populations on their territory to have been an acceptable practice?
In that the indigenous inhabitants of “Palestine” were NOT consulted, why do you not regard the introduction of thousands of people as an invasion and instead the actions of the Palestinians as “murder”.
How do you square the “externalization” [denial] of genocidal ethnic cleansing past and present in-slow-motion history with the murder of Palestinians who are STILL, some 100 years later, struggling with the twisted hypocrisies that have been so tragically, absolutely essential elements of the Israeli zionist permeation of violence?
You and/or anyone can hammer lies till kingdom come. But - be VERY aware that the violence done to communication NEVER stays where it is introduced, and the perpetrators become victims of that poison. Israel itself is a prime example and media it depends on is well ahead on the poisoned curve.
Can you see how psychopathic and sociopathic the zionist methodologies are? Just because they wield the greater power DOES NOT make it "right "
Then again all you need is ONE original LIE - that the original inhabitants of Palestine did not have a right to their homelands. Can you make any of your arguments without that single original lie?
You can argue for empire/colonization till blue in the face. It changes nothing.
The Hasbara propagandist speaks, and its all BS in a truthful historical context - BS lies and propaganda revisionist history the Israeli entity has relied-on to alter history “Jack” and you know it! The Zionist plan, admitted by early Jewish/Israeli leaders, was to expand territory in 1948 regardless of actions by the Palestinians, to take and cleanse territory by force - expel the Palestinian non-Jewish inhabitants. The “genocidal war” was committed by zionist terrorist groups, NOT by Palestinians !
Several of the zionist/Jewish terrorist groups were Menachem Begin’s Irgun and Yitzhak Shamir’s Lehi - both terrorist leaders would later become Israeli Prime Ministers.
https://imeu.org/article/plan-dalet - the zionist plan to expel the Palestinians to secure territory for Jews only - the definition of racism…and the mythology of extremist supremacist “Israel”!
Hi Wise Owl, i think I’d be really evil, but try for a fun historical slant : )
I’d give Jared a DNA test and discover that he’s got Palestinian genes… you know the original Cannanites, and then I’d turn him over to IDF and ask what to do with this DNA of an ancient Cannanite—you know the ones that were there before Moses wandered in …oh wait-----Shouldn’t the Canaanites be outside the camp then, and the Netanyahu believers inside? : )
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While the Hasbara trolls are spewing their phony history here, lets poke a sharp stick in their eyes aand remember the intentional 1967 Israeli attack on the USS Liberty killing and wounding over 200 American sailors! A failed false-flag op to blame probably Egypt, and mask their planned attack on the Golan Heights, now occupied by Israeli forces.
NEVER FORGET The USS Liberty and the 34 Americans killed! Israel is STILL attacking the US in many ways!
http://www.gtr5.com/evidence/moorer.htm - The evidence of the Israeli attack on the Liberty from Admiral Thomas H Moorer Commission (Former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff)
The attack was covered-up by US and Israel - Johnson and McNamara - to not rock the boat of US-Israeli relations…to not embarrass Israel - FRELL Israel! We would be far-more secure without those supremacist war-monger racists - of course with trump in control here, and netanyahu in Israel, they are perfect together - both depraved, mental, racist, and arrogant scum!
More lies and disinformation from the Hasbara troll Israeli propagandist. Your “Naval Courtof Inquiry” is known to be a whitewash and does not support the facts - it was a rigged outcome from one party to the cover-up, the US government!
I believe the true investigation - Findings of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the Israeli Attack on USS Liberty, the Recall of Military Rescue Support Aircraft while the Ship was Under Attack, and the Subsequent Cover-up by the United States Government Chaired by Admiral Thomas H Moorer, Former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff. Read it here! http://www.gtr5.com/evidence/moorer.htm
"At dawn 8 June, Israeli aircraft began reconnoitering the ship, some flying so close that the pilots could clearly be seen, and as low as masthead height, obviously photographing it. This extensive observation lasted seven hours and involved eight separate observations, at about 0600, 0900, 1000, 1030, 1100, and 1130, 1200 and 1215 p.m. U.S. intercept stations twice overheard Israeli pilots reporting that the ship was American. The visibility conditions were perfect; the ship’s American flag was flying free and clear in a good breeze. The Liberty’s AGTR-5 was prominent in large white letters/numeral on the bow.
"At 1400 a well coordinated attack by jet aircraft and torpedo boats began." The Liberty was repeatedly strafed, napalmed, and torpedoed during a ferocious hour-long assault!
“They said that [then-Israeli Defense Minister Moshe] Dayan personally ordered the attack on the ship, and that one of his generals adamantly opposed the action and said, ‘This is pure murder.’” There is no dispute about the authenticity of the document"
"former U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Dwight Porter, recounted a conversation between an Israeli pilot and the Israel Air Force war room, which was allegedly picked up by an NSA aircraft and inadvertently cabled to CIA offices around the world
Israeli pilot to IDF war room: This is an American ship. Do you still want us to attack?
IDF war room to Israeli pilot: Yes, follow orders.
Israeli pilot to IDF war room: But sir, it’s an American ship - I can see the flag!
IDF war room to Israeli pilot: Never mind; hit it."
"WASHINGTON (AP) Retired Adm. Thomas Moorer accused the U.S. and Israeli governments yesterday of covering up evidence surrounding the 1967 Israeli attack on the American intelligence ship USS Liberty.
Thirty four American crewmen were killed and 171 wounded in the combined air and sea attack June 8, 1967, against the reconnaissance ship, cruising in international waters 15 miles off the Sinai Peninsula during the Six Day War.
Israel maintains its fighter pilots, who buzzed the ship for eight hours before the attack, and torpedo boat crews, mistook the Liberty for an Egyptian ship.
“The Israelis maintain this was simply a case of mistaken identity, but this clearly does not hold water,” said Moorer, who was chief of naval operations at the time of the attack. “In clear visibility, this unique ship was very easy to identify.”
"The following morning (June 9, 1967) Israel launched a surprise invasion of Syria, breaching the new cease-fire agreement and seizing control of the Golan Heights."
The attempt by the Israeli Hasbara troll are transparent - promote lies and disinformation to muddy the truth - the Israeli MO for over 60 years to cover their war-crimes and crimes against humanity! The truth is Israel knew full-well it was attacking an American ship but did so anyway killing 34 American sailors and wounding 171 others! - and both the US government and Israeli have covered-up the truth since * June 1967!
My God, the Palestinians are humans and deserve their place in the sun just as anybody else.
Read the excellent article from The US Naval Institute on the Israeli attack on the Liberty.
" Accident? ‘Inconceivable’"
" The Liberty—riddled with cannon blasts, her decks soaked in blood, her starboard side ripped open by a torpedo—evolved in a matter of hours from a top-secret intelligence asset to a domestic political liability. That was evident by one proposal. “Consideration was being given by some unnamed Washington authorities to sink the Liberty in order that newspaper men would be unable to photograph her and thus inflame public opinion against the Israelis,” NSA Deputy Director Louis Tordella wrote in memo for the record. “I made an impolite comment about that idea.”
“The day after the attack, Johnson met with his Special Committee of the National Security Council. The Liberty discussion was heated, minutes show, as Johnson’s advisers spurned Israel’s claim that the attack was simply a tragic accident. Clark Clifford, head of the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board and one of Johnson’s most pro-Israel advisers, demanded the attackers be punished. “Inconceivable that it was an accident,” Clifford said. “Punish Israelis responsible.””
BDS! NEVER Forget!