Tag: Israel

Bigotry, racism and the power of the Israel lobby

Bigotry is bad and no one form of bigotry is any worse or more justified than another. This attitude should taken by all levels of government. To treat one form of bigotry as more important than another is, in itself, a form of bigotry.

Bigotry, racism and the power of the Israel lobby

Branch stacking scandals highlight the media’s double standards

Australia is a nation of double standards. It should come as no surprise to see our politicians and our media brazenly wearing them like badges of honour. As a country, we criticise China at every available opportunity for any whiff of foreign interference, though we turn a blind eye to blatant interference coming from Israel. As many on the right say: “China has a woeful record on human rights”, as if Palestine didn’t exist. The media talked up “historic” peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. People hear the words “Middle East peace deal” and think of Israel and Palestine, yet the media have neglected to sufficiently inform the public that this dud deal that is already in jeopardy. It has not brought about peace, in fact, Gaza has seen Israel bomb their men, women and children every night for two weeks.

Branch stacking scandals highlight the media’s double standards

Was F-35 Stealth Jet Sale to Arab UAE at heart of deal with Israel and Trump? Did Netanyahu Lie?

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BBC Monitoring translates a report in the Israeli newspaper Yediot Aharonot that alleges a high UAE official told its correspondent that “The aircraft are part of the deal.” That is, an arms deal was part of the agreement between the two countries, and that the US would sell Abu Dhabi F-35s was openly specified. So the United Arab Emirates made the treaty with Israel not to bring peace to the Middle East but to ensure that it is armed to the teeth. The UAE has a citizen population of only about a million (plus 8 million guest workers), so it is the Rhode Island of the Middle East. The country has enormous oil wealth, however, and has used it to begin asserting itself throughout the region, from Libya to Yemen. It joined Saudi Arabia in an air war on the Shiite Houthi rebels of Yemen, and Abu Dhabi clearly sees its sophisticated fighter jets as one key to regional dominance.

Was F-35 Stealth Jet Sale to Arab UAE at heart of deal with Israel and Trump? Did Netanyahu Lie?

Turmoil at Home, Turmoil Abroad: Israel and the U.S. Escalate Their War Against Iran, by Philip Giraldi – The Unz Review

Trump’s donor and election war aganst Iran (ODT)

The point is that the U.S. and the Israelis are intent on going to war against enemy number one Iran and are packaging their actions in such away as to suggest that they are really behaving in a moderate fashion. They are assuming that Iran will retaliate, but in such a way as to avoid intensifying the conflict. In reality, taking action to destroy a nation’s economy is an act of war just as much as is staging attacks using bombs carried by spies or using missiles fired from planes. There is already a war going on, but the smokescreen provided by the coronavirus spread and BLM means that no one seems to want more on their plate and there is great reluctance to call it for what it is.

via Turmoil at Home, Turmoil Abroad: Israel and the U.S. Escalate Their War Against Iran, by Philip Giraldi – The Unz Review

Old Dog Thoughts- Media Australia the pain before the dawn

A rolled up copy of the Morning Bulletin newspaper sits on a green grass lawn.

News Corp Australia ‘totally challenged’ by shrinking revenue, declining Foxtel

Fighting Fake News with REAL, 30/5/20; News Corp and Foxtel suffering terminal diseases; Trump has turned to total DENIAL of the rest of the world; You just have to laugh;

News Stories Avoid Naming Israel, by Philip Giraldi – The Unz Review

So two significant stories currently making the rounds have been bowdlerized and disappeared to make the Israeli role in manipulating and spying against the United States go away. They are only two of many stories framed by a Zionist dominated media to control the narrative in a way favorable to the Jewish state. One would think that having a president of the United States who is the most pro-Israel ever, which is saying a great deal in and of itself, would be enough, but unfortunately when dealing with folks like Benjamin Netanyahu there can never be any restraint when dealing with the “useful idiots” in Washington.

via News Stories Avoid Naming Israel, by Philip Giraldi – The Unz Review

Explaining Syria, by Philip Giraldi – The Unz Review

Virtually every bit of “evidence” that Jeffrey cites is either false or inflated, to include the claim of use of chemical weapons and the responsibility for the refugees. As for who actually created the terrorists, that honor goes to the United States, which accomplished that when it invaded Iraq and destroyed its government before following up by undermining Syria. And, by the way, someone should point out to Jeffrey that Russia and Iran are in Syria as allies of its legitimate government.

Ambassador James Jeffrey maintains that “Russia needs to change its policies.” That is not correct. It is the United States that must change its policies by getting out of Syria and Iraq for starters while also stopping the deference to feckless “allies” Israel and Saudi Arabia that has produced a debilitating cold war against both Iran and Russia. Another good first step to make the U.S. a “normal, decent country” would be to get rid of the advice of people like James Jeffrey.

via Explaining Syria, by Philip Giraldi – The Unz Review

Will Censorship Prevail over the First Amendment?, by Paul Craig Roberts – The Unz Review

Martin filed Monday a federal free-speech lawsuit against the University System of Georgia.

Why would 28 states legislate against the US Constitution? One explanation is that the state governments were bought by the Israel Lobby with money under the table, by promises of political campaign donations, or by threats of financing rival candidates. How else do we explain 28 state governments imposing censorship in behalf of a foreign country?

Abby Martin is one person who will not stand for it. She has brought a lawsuit that—if the US Supreme Court is still a protector of the First Amendment—will result in the 28 state laws and Trump’s executive order being overturned. The protection of Israel against boycotts parallels state laws passed in the 1950s that prevented Martin Luther King’s movement from boycotting businesses that practiced racial segregation. These laws were overturned by the Supreme Court.

The outcome of Abby Martin’s suit will tell us whether the US Constitution is still a living document.

via Will Censorship Prevail over the First Amendment?, by Paul Craig Roberts – The Unz Review

Lies, the Bethlehem Doctrine, and the Illegal Murder of Soleimani, by Craig Murray – The Unz Review

The Bullshit Trump Spins is beyond belief he is a puppet because he hasn’t the IQ to have constructed this. The man does not READ (ODT)

the Bethlehem Doctrine is the formal policy position on assassination of Israel, the US and UK governments. So that is lie one.  under which “imminent” is a “concept” which means neither “soon” nor “definitely going to happen”. To twist a word that far from its normal English usage is to lie. To do so to justify killing people is obscene. Furthermore the Bethlehem Doctrine specifically applies to “non-state actors” 

Soleimani was a high official in Iran who was present in Iraq as a guest of the Iraqi government, to which the US government is allied. This greatly exacerbates the illegality of his assassination  even further.

Let us now move on to the next lie, which is being widely repeated, this time originated by Donald Trump, that Soleimani was responsible for the “deaths of hundreds, if not thousands, of Americans”. if you take every American killed including and since 9/11, in the resultant Middle East related wars, conflicts and terrorist acts, well over 90% of them have been killed by Sunni Muslims financed and supported out of Saudi Arabia and its gulf satellites, and less than 10% of those Americans have been killed by Shia Muslims tied to Iran.

Soleimani actually was involved in intelligence and logistical cooperation with the United States in Afghanistan post 9/11 (the Taliban were his enemies too, the shia Tajiks being a key part of the US aligned Northern Alliance). He was in Iraq to fight ISIL.

 

via Lies, the Bethlehem Doctrine, and the Illegal Murder of Soleimani, by Craig Murray – The Unz Review

Old Dog Thoughts – IPA news White Men claiming to be Victims of Race and Women,

Fast food worker Nyakim Nyong has experienced harassment from customers in the workplace.

Fighting Fake News with REAL,31/10/19; Can Coal go Green? Israel’s been forgotten; Women Speak Men hate it; White men aren’t victims;

Old Dog Thoughts- Yom Kippur What do Jews think od Trump? Betrayal has always a business and personal strategy of Trump, not Americans. 11,000 dead 20,000 critically wounded now MORE.

An Israeli flag in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights.

Fighting Fake News with REAL, 10/10/19; It’s Yom Kippur and Trump won’t be found on the jewish wall of the rightoeus; Kurdish allies competely betrayed; More fake posturing and stupidity;

US Press Horrified by Trump’s “Shoot Migrants in the Legs” but ignores what Israeli Snipers do to Palestinian Protesters

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Trump suggested following Israeli tactics at his wall and shoot their legs (ODT)

via US Press Horrified by Trump’s “Shoot Migrants in the Legs” but ignores what Israeli Snipers do to Palestinian Protesters

Old Dog Thoughts- George Carlin Said it best; Democracy When?;

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Fighting Fake News with REAL,18/9/19; George Carlin’s REAL NEWS; DEMOCRACY WENT WHERE?; Crime Rate in Vic is Falling but Fake News Don’t tell you that; What do call this man?

 

 

China Defies Trump on Iran Big time with 0 bn Belt-and-Road InChina Defies Trump on Iran Big time with 0 bn Belt-and-Road Investment, 5000 Security Personnelvestment, 5000 Security Personnel

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via China Defies Trump on Iran Big time with 0 bn Belt-and-Road InChina Defies Trump on Iran Big time with 0 bn Belt-and-Road Investment, 5000 Security Personnelvestment, 5000 Security Personnel

Old Dog Thoughts – Trump’s Fake News revealed. Omar and Tailib don’t even want to go to Israel.

U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. (Leopaltik1242/CC BY-SA 4.0)

Fighting Fake News with Real;16/8/19; Israel and Trump reveal what Democrates and the ALP need to fight; Bolt’s had almost 3months off in 2019 and points to others as bludgers;

Israel Terror-Bombs Syria With Impunity – Stephen Lendman

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Israel admitted launching hundreds of preemptive strikes on Syrian targets. Former IDF chief General Gadi Eisenhkot earlier said “(w)e struck thousands of targets (in Syria) without claiming responsibility or asking for credit.”

In response to two reported rockets from Syria striking illegally occupied Golan, falling harmlessly, Israeli warplanes terror-bombed Syrian targets pre-dawn Sunday.

Throughout the war, no evidence suggests Syrian forces ever targeted Israeli territory. Clearly they’d be nothing to gain and everything to lose.

Attacking Israel would escalate war Damascus is winning and wants ended. Clearly its forces had nothing to do with striking occupied Golan on June 1.

Most likely, US/Israeli supported terrorists were to blame for the incident, giving the Netanyahu regime a pretext for a terror-bombing attack even though it needs none to do whatever it pleases — with full US support and encouragement, with the UN and world community failing to hold it accountable.

When war is good for business and the US operates to create endless wars with commercial intent. (ODT)

via Israel Terror-Bombs Syria With Impunity – Stephen Lendman

Old Dog Thoughts -Israel’s Colonisation the 3-way Plan

Israel Gets all the Goodies, Palestinians Screwed: First-ever Reveal of ‘Deal of the Century’ Details

Andrew Bolt’s Blog 9/5/19; America and Israel plan for WAR ; 1)To prevent any Pan Arabic Union of armed state resistence. 2)To control oil and its wealth creation for that purpose 3) Israel’s politicians are pursuing their expansionist colonisation of Palestinian territories as if John Bolton’s plan was in order.4)The Bolton Plan rid the ME of any Palestinian State.

Old Dog Thoughts- Why aren’t Abbott Hanson and Dutton out the door like Sam?

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Andrew Bolt’s Blog,9/4/19; 6000 children detained by Israel; 2850 Islamophobic articles by News Corp in Melb in 2018; Would Trump dare criticise Murdoch?

Old Dog Thoughts- a much needed review of an APC decision made 5 years ago

A screenshot of Glen Le Lievre's contentious cartoon in the Sydney Morning Herald.

Andrew Bolt’s Blog,27/3/19; What Bolt never talks about; Morrison wasn’t smeared; Burnside is but by who and why? Madness Of Bolt and his paucity of effort to harm the ABC ;Charges dropped;

Tony Abbott rejects warnings, urges Scott Morrison to move Israel embassy

Abbott was once declared the Pivot of the Pacific who turned out to be the Pillock. He’s stuck,a regressive in our inglorious and colonial past. (ODT)

Tony Abbott has urged Prime Minister Scott Morrison to proceed with a controversial shift in policy on Israel despite a warning from Malaysia that the move could fuel terrorism and concerns from Indonesia over a $16.5 billion trade deal.

Mr Abbott said the “rhetorical backlash” from Muslim countries in Asia was always going to happen but that this should not stop Australia showing its support for Israel by moving the Australian embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

via Tony Abbott rejects warnings, urges Scott Morrison to move Israel embassy

Chomsky: Occupation, Gaza ‘Concentration Camp’ turning Israel Fascist

‘THE RUNDOWN | Noam Chomsky has long been outspoken on political topics like American politics and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Our Jotam Confino sat down with the famous linguist and professor to discuss the hot political topics.’i24 News: ‘Noam Chomsky Reflects on the State of the US and Israel’

Source: Chomsky: Occupation, Gaza ‘Concentration Camp’ turning Israel Fascist

Australia-Indonesia relationship could be ‘thrown under bus’ over Israel embassy comments – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The friendship between Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Indonesian President Joko Widodo could be strained.

When winning is all that counts( ODT)

Indonesia’s relationship with Australia could be “thrown under a bus” following Canberra’s provocative move to consider relocating its embassy in Israel, a trade expert is warning.

via Australia-Indonesia relationship could be ‘thrown under bus’ over Israel embassy comments – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

UK Labour’s Corbyn Refutes Netanyahu’s Smears, Calls out Policy of Shooting Gaza Kids

“The nation-state law sponsored by @Netanyahu’s government discriminates against Israel’s Palestinian minority. I stand with the tens of thousands of Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel demonstrating for equal rights at the weekend in Tel Aviv,” Corbyn sai

via UK Labour’s Corbyn Refutes Netanyahu’s Smears, Calls out Policy of Shooting Gaza Kids

All remaining ISIS resistance zones in Syria are in US-controlled areas – Russian MoD — RT World News

All remaining ISIS resistance zones in Syria are in US-controlled areas – Russian MoD

One only needs to remember how the USA invaded Iraq, Vietnam, and assisted ib secret actions in the Central  and Latin America and has a military presance in some 153 countries to realize to realize their business is war and maintaining a presence and the control of oil in Saudi Arabia, (ODT)

Islamic State still keeps its presence in Syria, but only in US-controlled areas while those liberated by Syrian government forces areas are slowly recovering after terrorists’ defeat, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

“All the remaining pockets of resistance of ISIS terrorists in Syria are only in areas controlled by the United States,” Major-General Igor Konashenkov, a defense ministry spokesman, said on Saturday.

Earlier, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in a bold statement that pulling out of the Arab Republic “must avoid leaving a vacuum in Syria that can be exploited by the Assad regime or its supporters,” in apparent reference to Iran and Russia.

Russia has been fighting terrorists in the country on the invitation of the Syrian government, while the US presence there has been deemed aggressive by Damascus.
Konashenkov pulled no punches on the US military official, reminding him that the Washington-led invasion in Iraq under a false pretext in fact led to the rise of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) and eventually its expansion into war-ravaged Syria.

“Further expansion of ISIS in Syria became possible due to criminal inaction of the US and the so-called ‘international coalition,’ which resulted in quickly gaining control by ISIS militants over the main oil-bearing areas of Eastern Syria and constant flow of funds from the illegal sale of oil products,” Konashenkov said.

Washington supplied arms worth hundreds of millions to the “fictitious” Syrian opposition, while the vast majority of it ended up in hands of Al-Qaeda offshoot Al-Nusra Front, and Islamic State, he claimed. That, in Konashenkov’s view, shows that the terrorists groups’ goals in Syria coincide with Washington’s policies.

via All remaining ISIS resistance zones in Syria are in US-controlled areas – Russian MoD — RT World News

Jewish group complains to ABC boss over ‘massive omission’ on Gaza rocket attack

Israel not only spreads propaganda but actively tries to interfere with the world’s media that doesn’t report it. It invests in and uses world media like MEMRI TV to put out fake news on their behalf hiding their investment.

Mainstream media around the world didn’t express any level outrage in Israel’s massacre NYT actually apologized for under reporting of over 120 Palestinians killed in fact they whitewashed the wounding of 13,000 +, leaving over 300 in intensive care and 27 amputees and Israel isn’t satisfied.  How stupid drawing attention to themselves yet again.When no injuries occurred and rockets were fired by both sides.

Israel’s agents in Australia have erupted on the behalf of the Zionist state simply because they didn’t get the attention they felt they deserved to make Israel’s actions look justified. OMG you should have heard what the Palestinians were yelling from the death side of that fence in Gaza that alone justified the sniper bullets of death. No Israel through its agents have demanded the attention they think they deserve to justify their  fishbowl slaughter.

I’m sorry Hamas can’t control all its agents just as Israel can’t control all their snipers who decided to kill,press medics nurses children and women. We know however the order to kill was given carte blanche but we don’t know that was the same for the firing of rockets by Hamas. Again we know the order to retaliate was given by Israel’s top brass. Is Israel the only country in the world that is given the get out of jail free card and allowed to simply say “oops” and hope nobody will notice when people are butchered? Do they deserve front page attention only when nobody is hurt? Good on the ABC they made the right choice. (ODT)

AIJAC executive director Colin Rubenstein said the public broadcaster had exhibited a “serious lack of balance” by declining to cover one of the largest rocket attacks against Israel in many years.

Source: Jewish group complains to ABC boss over ‘massive omission’ on Gaza rocket attack

Finding the truth amid Israel’s lies | The Electronic Intifada

The famous – and by now overused – expression that history is written by the victors can be countered in many ways. One way is by unpacking the victors’ publications in order to expose the lies, fabrications and misrepresentations, as well as their less conscious actions.

A rereading of these open sources about the Nakba, mostly written by Israelis themselves, unlocks fresh historiographical perspectives on the big picture of that period – while declassified documents allow us to see that picture in a higher resolution.

This reprise could have been done at any moment between 1948 and today – as long as historians were willing to employ the critical lens needed for such an examination.

via Finding the truth amid Israel’s lies | The Electronic Intifada

Australia defends voting against ‘unbalanced’ United Nations investigation into Gaza killings

 

Australia has defended its role as one of only two countries – along with the United States – to reject a United Nations Human Rights Council resolution to investigate the killings of dozens of Palestinians in Gaza on the grounds it prejudged Israel.

Australia and US were the only countries to vote against the resolution to send a commission of investigators, but it passed with the backing of 29 members of the 47-nation UN human rights body. Another 14 countries including Britain, Germany and Japan, abstained.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop told Fairfax Media the resolution prejudged the outcome and failed to acknowledge the role of the Palestinian group Hamas in inciting the protests in Gaza. Some 62 people were killed by the Israeli military’s response.

“Australia voted against the Human Rights Council resolution because of our principled opposition to resolutions that fail the test of balance and impartiality,” Ms Bishop said.

“The UNHRC resolution pre-judged the outcome of an inquiry into violations of international law in the context of large-scale civilian protests in the Palestinian Territories, including East Jerusalem.

“Nor did it refer to the role of Hamas in inciting violent protests.”
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via Australia defends voting against ‘unbalanced’ United Nations investigation into Gaza killings

Why does the American Right hate, despise and abhor Iran so Much?

Since they fundamentally believe that God gave the land of Israel to the Jews, most Christian evangelicals take an uncompromisingly “pro-Israeli” stance. That stance has in turn become the default position of the Republican party. The upshot is that the Israeli government’s profound and growing hostility towards Iran, which it sees as the primary threat to its security, has been mirrored on the American right in general.

via Why does the American Right hate, despise and abhor Iran so Much?

John Bolton’s Extremism Is Perfectly Aligned With the Most Bellicose Israeli Policies | The Nation

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What few have pointed out is the fact that Bolton’s track record as a preemptive-war fiend and his contempt for much of the Muslim world are deeply rooted and maybe best reflected in his unflinching support for Israel’s military operations and posturing in the Middle East. Bolton has pointed to Israel’s 1981 bombing of the Osirak reactor in Iraq and its 2007 bombing of a reactor in Syria (which Israel just formally confirmed for the first time) as models of good practice. Bolton will presumably support whatever military action Israel wants to take in Syria and elsewhere, framing it as being in America’s national interests.

via John Bolton’s Extremism Is Perfectly Aligned With the Most Bellicose Israeli Policies | The Nation

The Pipes They Are A-Blowing: An Extremist Tour Down Under – New Matilda

Pipe’s visit was supported by AIJAC, the right-wing pro-Israel think tank and lobby group. In Melbourne, it was also supported by the Jewish Community Council of Victoria, the Jewish peak body of the state, and hosted at Beth Weizmann Community Centre. In NSW, it was supported by AIJAC, the Zionist Council of NSW, and Central Synagogue. The host was the opinion editor of the Daily Telegraph.

via The Pipes They Are A-Blowing: An Extremist Tour Down Under – New Matilda

‘Not just ISIS’: Assad decries West’s support for militants, vows to root out all terrorism in Syria — RT World News

 

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via ‘Not just ISIS’: Assad decries West’s support for militants, vows to root out all terrorism in Syria — RT World News

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British aid for Syria being funneled to extremists… again

No hurricane aid if you boycott Israel, says Texas city | The Electronic Intifada

Photo published for Texas City Tells People No Hurricane Harvey Aid Unless They Promise Not to Boycott Israel

Free speech hypocrisyAmid a national furor of the claimed right of Nazis and white supremacists like Richard Spencer to speak on college campuses, establishment media and politicians seldom criticize the growing censorship around Israel.But journalist Glenn Greenwald commented that the move by Dickinson again demonstrates that “the greatest and most frequent threat to free speech in the West is the attempt to criminalize and outlaw activism against Israel.”

Source: No hurricane aid if you boycott Israel, says Texas city | The Electronic Intifada

Theresa May to be propped up by Christian Zionists |

The identification also stems from the shared history that Northern Ireland was created through imposed partition, for the benefit of a settler-colonial group, against the wishes and rights of the indigenous population, just like Israel’s 1948 creation in Palestine.The DUP “identify with Israel fighting for its survival, and they feel the international media is unfairly hostile to Israel just as they believe it was hostile to their own cause,”

“reminds me more than ever of the unionists in Northern Ireland in the late 1960s,” he observed. Like Israelis, unionists were a community “with a highly developed siege mentality which led them always to see themselves as victims even when they were killing other people. There were no regrets or even knowledge of what they inflicted on others and therefore any retaliation by the other side appeared as unprovoked aggression inspired by unreasoning hate.”

Source: Theresa May to be propped up by Christian Zionists | The Electronic Intifada

Middle East: Australia distances itself from Paris peace conference concluding statement – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Australia distances itself from the concluding statement of the Middle East Peace conference in Paris, where countries met to try to revive the stalled peace process between Israelis and Palestinians.

Source: Middle East: Australia distances itself from Paris peace conference concluding statement – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)