Controversy & Resignation

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Israel Pressures Goldstone Authors to Modify Report

Stuxnet Virus Israeli Sent?

Wikipedia - Israel is paying internet workers to manipulate online content

Racisim Rears its Ugly Head in Tel Aviv

Racism in Israel is nothing new. There is racism against Palestinians, against Arabs, against non-Jews. There is racism between Jews from Europe and Jews from Arab countries. In our racism, we are no different from many other Western countries. However, the past year in Israel has seen an a significant increase in the number of racially motivated attacks on foreign workers and Palestinians by gangs of Jewish nationalists who seek to 'cleanse Israel of non Jewish and dangerous elements.’ The problem is reaching endemic proportions as lawmakers have largely remained silent and the crimes continue unabated.

David Sheen, an Israeli journalist with Haaretz, has been quietly documenting the rise of racism in Tel Aviv. His latest video (below) is a look into the ugly work of nationalism which is the foundation of the current spike in racist attacks. In the video, Sheen attends a rally of Jewish nationalists who seek to expel foreign infiltrators 'that are taking over the southern part of Tel Aviv.’ The interviews that he conducts on the street show a disturbed society in crisis.


The Palistinian Holocaust 1947 to Present

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Why Israel?

The case for Israel

SIR – Why, one might ask, has America “forged an unshakeable alliance with Israel”? Why did Britain and America refuse to call for a ceasefire during the second Lebanon conflict or the more recent Gaza campaign? And why do George Osborne, Liam Fox and Michael Gove argue so strongly in favour of supporting Israel?

One answer is to be found in the recent formation of the Friends of Israel Initiative.

In May 2010, José Maria Aznar, the former Spanish prime minister, brought together a high-level group in Paris to launch this project, aimed specifically at asserting Israel’s position as an integral part of the Western world and of fundamental importance to its future.

Members of the Friends of Israel Initiative acknowledge that the Israeli-Palestinian peace process is important, but the group is even more concerned about the rising tide of radical Islamism and the prospect of a nuclear Iran, both of which threaten the entire world. To weaken Israel, they argue, is a serious mistake since it is our first line of defence in the region. If Israel fell into the hands of its enemies, the West as we know it would cease to exist.

“The West is what it is,” wrote Mr Aznar in July, “thanks to its Judaeo-Christian roots. Today to defend Israel is to defend the West.”

Neville Teller, Edgware, Middlesex