"In the international media, Israel is portrayed as the enemy of peace, the disruptor of international stability and a racist, colonialist regime that targets Arab children for a pastime."
As Simcha Jacobovici stated in his Blog;
"Even during the worst days of South Africa’s Apartheid, no one called for the destruction of South Africa. What they were calling for was a regime change, not the annihilation of the state. With Israel, it’s different. In campuses around the world “progressive” students and faculty are openly calling for the elimination of the Jewish state."
The strategy of the "Falestinians" to mark Israel as a "Pariah among nations", an unwanted "Apartheid racist, colonist entity" has achieved a remarkable success. They have inverted much of the world's perception of the Middle East: transforming tiny Israel from its natural role of "David" against the massive Arab population and lands, to one of "Goliath" against the "stateless," "oppressed," and "occupied" "Palestinians.
- "Our resolve to build a new world is fortified-a world free of colonialism, imperialism, neo-colonialism and racism in each of its instances, including Zionism."
- 'The world is in need of tremendous efforts if its aspirations to peace, freedom, justice, equality and development are to be realized, if its struggle is to be victorious over colonialism, imperialism, neo-colonialism, and racism in all its forms, including Zionism."
- "An old world order is crumbling before our eyes, as imperialism, colonialism, neo-colonialism and racism, the chief form of which is Zionism, ineluctably perish."
- "Zionism is an ideology that is imperialist, colonialist, racist ; it is profoundly reactionary and discriminatory ; it is united with anti-Semitism."
“Stop talking about annihilating
Israeland instead turn your terror war into a struggle for human rights. Then you will have the American people eating out of your hand.”
Mhamed Yazid, who had been minister of information in two Algerian wartime governments (1958-1962) advised Arafat:
“Wipe out the argument that Israel is a small state whose existence is threatened by the Arab states, or the reduction of the Palestinian problem to a question of refugees; instead, present the Palestinian struggle as a struggle for liberation like the others. Wipe out the impression …that in the struggle between the Palestinians and the Zionists, the Zionist is the underdog. Now it is the Arab who is oppressed and victimized in his existence because he is not only facing the Zionists but also world imperialism.”The success of this massive "PR" program to vilify, defame and delegitimization Israel has won the hearts of the young Moslem émigrés throughout Europe and encouraged the anti-Semites of the Neo Nazi parties. Only recently we witnessed the murder of Jews who were killed at a Jewish day school in Toulouse, France and a Jewish community center firebombed. Israeli officials warned Jewish men who wanted to visit synagogues in Denmark not to don their skullcaps until they were inside the building. It is increasingly common for Jewish tourists in Western Europe to avoid carrying anything that might distinguish them as such. A shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels in May, a month before the latest conflict began, killed four innocent people two of whom were an Israeli couple on vacation.
We also witnessed how Parisian Jews were trapped in a synagogue by pro-Palestinian rioters on the eve of Bastille Day, and had to be rescued by the police. Signs were posted in Rome urging a boycott of Jewish-owned businesses, anti-Israel protesters in a central London rampage through a Sainsbury's grocery store where the manager is forced to order the removal of kosher products not just Israeli products off the shelves.
There are those who are quick to point out that there are many differences between the rise of Nazism inspired anti-Semitism in Europe in the late 1930's and the Moslem inspired anti-Semitism, anti-Israel hatred of today. I ask how many of these apologists are aware of the spread of sophisticated YouTube channels with their slick well prepared videos on the internet that motivate, encourage, inspire and glorify this deadly hatred? The sick manifestations of the videos produced wholesale by the Neo-Nazi movement with their sick message of perverted hate blend in with the well financed videos of the "Falesinians" and their concerted "Pallywood" campaign of lies and distortions.
The apologists are quick to quote the example that during the rise of the Nazi Party to power in
When complaints are filed with the monitors of the social media of Facebook and YouTube to remove offensive videos, channels and pages, in the majority of the times they reply that these hate filled pages are protected by the principles of free speech. The rules of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) clearly state: "Any advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence shall be prohibited by law" is by definition hate speech. When this is pointed out to them they are loath to remove videos, channels and clearly hate filled pages. I was once informed that the reason they are hesitant and slow to remove anti-Jewish /Semitic /Israeli pages is that there have not been enough claims sent in. Yet on the other hand pro-Jewish Israeli sites are constantly being removed.
Only recently a Hamas spokesman recently stood by his statement that Jews used the blood of non-Jewish children for their matzos.
address to the UN General Assembly in November of 1974. In his address Arafat established the strategy of what I call the "Negation of Israel Plan" based on three themes.
The first being that the Jews /Zionists are not native to the land that we are;"colonists and settlers"
"The roots of the Palestinian question reach back into the closing years of the 19th century, in other words, to that period which we call the era of colonialism and settlement,’ as we know it today. This is precisely the period during which Zionism as a scheme was born ; its aim was the conquest of Palestine by European immigrants, just as settlers colonized, and indeed raided, most of Africa. This is the period during which, pouring forth out of the west, colonialism spread into the furthest reaches of Africa, Asia, and Latin America, building colonies, everywhere cruelly exploiting, oppressing,’ plundering the peoples of those three continents. This period persists into the present. Marked evidence of its totally reprehensible presence can be readily perceived in the racism practiced both in South Africa and in Palestine"The second theme is the the "European immigrant Jews" are not real Jews but Khazarim that we are not native to the soil that we are usurpers and that the "Falestinians" are the true natives.
"Just as colonialism and its demagogues dignified their conquests, their plunder and limitless attacks upon the natives of Africa with appeals to a “civilizing and modernizing” mission, so too did waves of Zionist immigrants disguise their purposes as they conquered Palestine. Just as colonialism as a system and colonialists as its instrument used religion, color, race and language to justify the African’s exploitation and his cruel subjugation by terror and discrimination, so too were these methods employed as Palestine was usurped and its people hounded from their national homeland."
The Israeli military action which occurred recently in Gaza was an action of self-defense!
Yet the world needed to be constantly reminded that the actions by Israel took place only AFTER
three young Israeli Yeshiva students in their teens were abducted and murdered in cold-blood ; Eyal Yifrah, Gil-Ad Shayer and Naftali Frenkel by Hamas activists, Marwan Qawasmeh and Omar Abu Aysha.
That the land action / incursion took place only after 13 Hamas terrorists attempted to penetrate into Israel through a tunnel from Gaza Strip near the Jewish /Israeli community of Kerem Shalom. And only after two terrorists cells of 10 members each. Infiltrated into Israeli territory Monday 21 July 2014 between two kibbutzim, Erez and Nir Am. And only after more than 500 rockets were fired at Israeli communities.
World leaders and the major news channels seemed to be consumed only with how to limit
Due to the overwhelming success of the "Negation of Israel Plan" the mass media rushed oh so over-eagerly and readily went into
As author and former AP correspondent Matti Friedman stated in his essay, "An Insider’s Guide to the Most Important Story on Earth"
"An observer might think Hamas’ decision in recent years to construct a military infrastructure beneath Gaza’s civilian infrastructure would be deemed newsworthy, if only because of what it meant about the way the next conflict would be fought and the cost to innocent people.But that is not the case.Non Arabic speaking “big name” foreign correspondents and journalists from the large news networks never questioned the validity of the images and sites shown them. They never reveal that the stories they tell have been fed to them or that they were lied to and controlled by Hamas operatives on site. The tragic scenes and images of the innocent victims who were so cynically used by the Hamas as human shields, dominated practically every news outlet. Their deaths were reported in the most dramatic way by the "local" “Falestinian photojournalists” to demonize Israel. It was only afterwards when the immense damage had already been done and the news was to old to be shown again did they rarely acknowledge the truth and their complicity in the "Big Lie" of "Pallywood". The veracity of the truth behind these stories, photos and videos are never verified.
The Hamas emplacements were not important in themselves, and were therefore ignored. What was important was the Israeli decision to attack them."
"Any veteran of the press corps here knows the intimidation is real, and I saw it in action myself as an editor on the AP news desk.
During the 2008-2009 Gaza fighting I personally erased a key detail—that Hamas fighters were dressed as civilians and being counted as civilians in the death toll—because of a threat to our reporter in Gaza.
(The policy was then, and remains, not to inform readers that the story is censored unless the censorship is Israeli. Earlier this month, the AP’s Jerusalem news editor reported and submitted a story on Hamas intimidation; the story was shunted into deep freeze by his superiors and has not been published.)" former AP correspondent Matti Friedman