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Palestinian/ Israeli update 6/3/2016..Israel, Palestine Skeptical of Peace Talk Plan

Friday, June 3, 2016 16:31
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Israel, Palestine Skeptical of Peace Talk Plan

Religious Fundamentalist Zealotry in Israel

by Stephen Lendman

Israel abhors democratic values. It’s no fit place for Jews and non-Jews alike. Religious extremists believe non-Jews must either be enslaved, banished or exterminated.

Premeditated naked aggression on Gaza three times since December 2008 was called “religious war,” during which it was considered “immoral” to show mercy to enemies.

An IDF commander once said “God brought (Jews) back to this land, and now we need to fight to expel the Gentiles…interfering with our” way of life.

Is his widely accepted ideology any different from Nazis once saying “Jews should be exterminated like vermin.” Or Hitler promising endless war until “the complete annihilation of the Jews.”

Israeli zealots call themselves genetically superior, non-Jews pure evil. Killing them is OK. These type extremist views and others like them are commonplace in Israeli society.

Human rights champions are vilified in a nation affording rights to Jews alone – provided they obey religious law, including with regard to marriage.

Couples marrying outside the authority of an approved rabbi are considered criminals, subject to up to two years in prison and fined – the only developed nation where this type extremism exists.

On Wednesday, fascists and religious zealots dominating Israel’s Knesset rejected an amendment decriminalizing marriages, letting Jewish couples marry as freely as in Western societies, or live together as partners if they choose.

No government has the right to interfere in the private lives of their citizens and residents – provided they’re law abiding and do no harm.

Israel operates by its own extremist rules and standards, out of step with other developed countries. Prohibiting marriages outside of rabbinate authority stems from long ago outdated Ottoman era law.

In January 2014, criminalizing ones not in compliance became effective, despite polls showing Israelis overwhelmingly support marriage freedom, eliminating religious control altogether.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at [email protected].

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Israel’s Alliance with Al-Qaeda: Get a Grip and Some Perspective

The former head of Israel’s intelligence agency Mossad says Tel Aviv treats Al-Nusra Front fighters on the Syrian border and it’s the right thing to do.

Efraim Halevy says he is not concerned that Israel treats fighters from Al-Nusra Front, which is Al-Qaeda’s Syrian branch. In his words, “It’s always useful to deal with your enemies in a humane way. I didn’t say there’s no tactical consideration. I said the main consideration, the immediate consideration is humane.”

Halevy also says he would not support the treatment of wounded Hezbollah fighters because Israel had been targeted by Hezbollah, but “not specifically targeted by Al-Qaeda”.
It’s a sad day all the way around for humanity:

1- No one in the West is furious and sanctimonious about this latest confession and scandal. No one wants to raise awareness of Israel’s alliance with murderers, a petition urging the world community to investigate the links between Tel Aviv and terror groups, calling for passage of a resolution at the United Nations to punish Israel for helping the wounded fighters of Al-Qaeda.

2- Israel’s involvement in the war on Syria is never reported by corporate media. Mainstream media do not notice that Israel’s occupation forces in the Golan Heights have been in alliance with the Al-Nusra Front. This alliance includes logistical support and extends as far as arming Al-Qaeda fighters. We can say with confidence that corporate media support Israel, and so do not find it convenient to report on this scandalous alliance.

3- Israel is not playing a “humanitarian” role in the war. Even its own authorities confirm that they are treating Al-Qaeda militants. After treatment, Israel sends them back to fight in Syria. Because why not. Tel Aviv is aware that the West is also engaged in such cynicism with terror groups.

4- Both Israel and the West support Al-Nusra Front and they call this not-so-secret operation purely humanitarian, which is absurd. They offer support to other multi-national terror groups as well, which are fighting the Syrian government in the hope of containing their arch enemies Hezbollah and Iran.

5- Israel is helping Al-Qaeda fighters and the former head of Mossad says it risks no backlash. It’s no wonder that in Iraq and Syria the light of a secure peace can not be seen in the distance. Both Washington and Tel Aviv want these dead-end conflicts in pursuit of some hard-headed geopolitical goals, such as preventing Iran, Hezbollah, and Syria from gaining control on the other side of the border.

Under these circumstances, expect no international protest, no outcry, and certainly no call for a boycott. Instead, get a grip and some perspective, as we have it on highest authority:

A newly-declassified Pentagon report says Western intelligence agencies were aware, as far back as August 2012, that ISIL could arise and they wanted it to happen. The report (revealed by an American conservative group’s freedom of information request) clarifies that “supporting powers” is a reference to “Western countries, Persian Gulf states and Turkey”. The term “Western countries” here includes Israel.

To be sure, such intelligence is always shared with Israel, and Israel will always stand by the United States. They will only end the twin wars on conditions favorable to their side.

Here is the one thing you need to know about the broader fight: There is no strategy and things are not looking up for Washington and Tel Aviv. Worse, the Middle East is engulfed in flames and at the very least the warmongers do not know where it leads.


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