- These phrases, "hate speech" and "anti-Semite",
are well-worn devices to shut up a critic of Israel without having to answer
the criticisms. Indeed they have been used so much that they have become
red warning flags that the person using those phrases has something to
hide and needs to shut down the discussion by any means possible. By screaming
"hate speech" or "anti-Semite", Israel's supporters
hope to shut down the debate without actually examining the issues involved.
- Hate gets a bum rap. In our politically correct society
we are taught that it's bad to hate at all, but I disagree. Hate can be
a good thing. There are lots of things I hate and I am not ashamed to admit
it. I hate liars. I hate thieves. I hate drug dealers. I hate corrupt politicians.
I hate child molesters, especially those hiding their crimes behind the
church. These are hates that are good for the people to have. Maybe if
more people allowed themselves to hate liars, thieves, druggies, and the
corrupt, our nation wouldn't be in the mess it's in. Think about that for
a while. Hate can be good. Hate could actually save our country.
- I hate those who presume to decide for us what we can
and cannot see, hear, or read. I am firmly opposed to and have openly defied
efforts by our own government to withhold from the people information the
people need to make good decisions with. When the Israeli lobby coerces
Fox News to erase the story about Israel's spy ring, should I be less outraged
at the concealment simply because the censors are Israeli? To NOT speak
out about a crime, because the perpetrators are Israeli, is racist!!! Because
this is EXACTLY what we are dealing with. Crimes. Espionage. Tyranny.
- It is not "hate" to point out facts the American
people should be paying attention to, especially on the threshold to what
might turn out to be a world war started by deception.
- It is not hate to ask what really happened to the USS
Liberty in 1967 when Israel attacked and killed US sailors.
- It is not hate to ask if the Lavon Affair can be repeated
to sway public opinion in the US.
- But if you want to see REAL hate in action, please read
- 1. "There is a huge gap between us (Jews) and our
enemies -not just in ability but in morality, culture, sanctity of life,
and conscience. They are our neighbors here, but it seems as if at a distance
of a few hundred meters away, there are people who do not belong to our
continent, to our world, but actually belong to a different galaxy."
Israeli president Moshe Katsav. The Jerusalem Post, May 10, 2001
- 2. "The Palestinians are like crocodiles, the more
you give them meat, they want more".... Ehud Barak, Prime Minister
of Israel at the time - August 28, 2000. Reported in the Jerusalem Post
August 30, 2000
- 3. " [The Palestinians are] beasts walking on two
legs." Menahim Begin, speech to the Knesset, quoted in Amnon Kapeliouk,
"Begin and the Beasts". New Statesman, 25 June 1982.
- 4. "The Palestinians" would be crushed like
grasshoppers ... heads smashed against the boulders and walls." "
Israeli Prime Minister (at the time) in a speech to Jewish settlers New
York Times April 1, 1988
- 5. "When we have settled the land, all the Arabs
will be able to do about it will be to scurry around like drugged cockroaches
in a bottle." Raphael Eitan, Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defense
Forces, New York Times, 14 April 1983.
- 6. "How can we return the occupied territories?
There is nobody to return them to." Golda Meir, March 8, 1969.
- 7. "There was no such thing as Palestinians, they
never existed." Golda Maier Israeli Prime Minister June 15, 1969
- 8. "The thesis that the danger of genocide was hanging
over us in June 1967 and that Israel was fighting for its physical existence
is only bluff, which was born and developed after the war." Israeli
General Matityahu Peled, Ha'aretz, 19 March 1972.
- 9. David Ben Gurion (the first Israeli Prime Minister):
"If I were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with Israel.
It is normal; we have taken their country. It is true God promised it to
us, but how could that interest them? Our God is not theirs. There has
been Anti - Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their
fault ? They see but one thing: we have come and we have stolen their country.
Why would they accept that?" Quoted by Nahum Goldmann in Le Paraddoxe
Juif (The Jewish Paradox), pp121.
- 9a. Ben Gurion also warned in 1948 : "We must do
everything to insure they ( the Palestinians) never do return." Assuring
his fellow Zionists that Palestinians will never come back to their homes.
"The old will die and the young will forget."
- 10. "We have to kill all the Palestinians unless
they are resigned to live here as slaves." Chairman Heilbrun of the
Committee for the Re-election of General Shlomo Lahat, the mayor of Tel
Aviv, October 1983.
- 11. "Every time we do something you tell me America
will do this and will do that . . . I want to tell you something very clear:
Don't worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control
America, and the Americans know it." - Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel
Sharon, October 3, 2001, to Shimon Peres, as reported on Kol Yisrael radio.
(Certainly the FBI's cover-up of the Israeli spy ring/phone tap scandal
suggests that Mr. Sharon may not have been joking.
- 12. "We declare openly that the Arabs have no right
to settle on even one centimeter of Eretz Israel... Force is all they do
or ever will understand. We shall use the ultimate force until the Palestinians
come crawling to us on all fours." Rafael Eitan, Chief of Staff of
the Israeli Defense Forces - Gad Becker, Yediot Ahronot 13 April 1983,
New York Times 14 April 1983.
- 13. "We must do everything to ensure they [the Palestinian
refugees] never do return" David Ben-Gurion, in his diary, 18 July
1948, quoted in Michael Bar Zohar's Ben-Gurion: the Armed Prophet, Prentice-Hall,
1967, p. 157.
- 15. "We should prepare to go over to the offensive.
Our aim is to smash Lebanon, Trans-Jordan, and Syria. The weak point is
Lebanon, for the Moslem regime is artificial and easy for us to undermine.
We shall establish a Christian state there, and then we will smash the
Arab Legion, eliminate Trans-Jordan; Syria will fall to us. We then bomb
and move on and take Port Said, Alexandria and Sinai." David Ben-Gurion,
May 1948, to the General Staff. From Ben-Gurion, A Biography, by Michael
Ben-Zohar, Delacorte, New York 1978.
- 16. "We must use terror, assassination, intimidation,
land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee
of its Arab population." Israel Koenig, "The Koenig Memorandum"
- 17. "Jewish villages were built in the place of
Arab villages. You do not even know the names of these Arab villages, and
I do not blame you because geography books no longer exist. Not only do
the books not exist, the Arab villages are not there either. Nahlal arose
in the place of Mahlul; Kibbutz Gvat in the place of Jibta; Kibbutz Sarid
in the place of Huneifis; and Kefar Yehushua in the place of Tal al-Shuman.
There is not a single place built in this country that did not have a former
Arab population." Moshe Dayan, address to the Technion, Haifa, reported
in Haaretz, April 4, 1969.
- 18. "We walked outside, Ben-Gurion accompanying
us. Allon repeated his question, What is to be done with the Palestinian
population?' Ben-Gurion waved his hand in a gesture which said 'Drive them
out!'" Yitzhak Rabin, leaked censored version of Rabin memoirs, published
in the New York Times, 23 October 1979.
- 19. Rabin's description of the conquest of Lydda, after
the completion of Plan Dalet. "We shall reduce the Arab population
to a community of woodcutters and waiters" Uri Lubrani, PM Ben-Gurion's
special adviser on Arab Affairs, 1960. From "The Arabs in Israel"
by Sabri Jiryas.
- 20. "There are some who believe that the non-Jewish
population, even in a high percentage, within our borders will be more
effectively under our surveillance; and there are some who believe the
contrary, i.e., that it is easier to carry out surveillance over the activities
of a neighbor than over those of a tenant. [I] tend to support the latter
view and have an additional argument:...the need to sustain the character
of the state which will henceforth be Jewish...with a non-Jewish minority
limited to 15 percent. I had already reached this fundamental position
as early as 1940 [and] it is entered in my diary." Joseph Weitz, head
of the Jewish Agency's Colonization Department. From Israel: an Apartheid
State by Uri Davis, p.5.
- 21. "Everybody has to move, run and grab as many
hilltops as they can to enlarge the settlements because everything we take
now will stay ours... Everything we don't grab will go to them." Ariel
Sharon, Israeli Foreign Minister, addressing a meeting of militants from
the extreme right-wing Tsomet Party, Agence France Presse, November 15,
- 22. "It is the duty of Israeli leaders to explain
to public opinion, clearly and courageously, a certain number of facts
that are forgotten with time. The first of these is that there is no Zionism,
colonialization or Jewish State without the eviction of the Arabs and the
expropriation of their lands." Yoram Bar Porath, Yediot Aahronot,
of 14 July 1972.
- 23. "Spirit the penniless population across the
frontier by denying it employment... Both the process of expropriation
and the removal of the poor must be carried out discreetly and circumspectly."
Theodore Herzl, founder of the World Zionist Organization, speaking of
the Arabs of Palestine, Complete Diaries, June 12, 1895 entry.
- There is a double standard at work. Israeli supporters
prowl the internet and the media shouting "hate speech" not at
those who actually hate, but at those who focus on the embarrassing truths
Israel does not want Americans to think about while they pony up another
few billions dollars.
- The good news is that Israel's supporters have screamed
"hate speech" and "anti-Semite" so much that the phrases
have lost their shock value, which means they have lost their value to
silence. Certainly, I am not concerned about any labels placed on this
web site by an organization of acknowledged spies. Indeed I am gratified
to be recognized as such a threat to their plans and purposes. I am proud
that efforts to get the truth out are working.
- Peace is patriotic!
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