The ultimate immorality

May 26, 2009 at 4:58 pm 3 comments

Trying to destroy a nation

through lies

 By RALPH DOBRIN

 All over the world there are a lot of people who are very angry with Israel – and that’s the truth. In 1948 hundreds of thousands of Arabs who had been living in Palestine became refugees – and that’s also the truth. Another truth is that Israel launched an intense military attack into the Gaza Strip on December 27, 2008, which lasted for about three weeks. I think that every rational person – no matter who and no matter where – can accept that these statements are true; they are all easily verifiable and the wording as such does not reflect any bias. They reflect The Truth.

But what exactly is The Truth? One doesn’t need to be a great thinker to know what is meant by the truth on a day-to-day level. After culling various dictionaries in order to get a concise definition, I think most people could agree that the truth about something requires exact conformity to fact or actuality. To this I would add that any notion or belief, no matter how strongly felt, doesn’t necessarily represent The Truth.

Now, apart from measurable items and certain things that have happened to me personally, I can’t really be sure that I have the absolute truth about very much. My life is based mainly on assumptions, most of which seem to work pretty well for me. For instance, I assume on the basis of what I’ve heard and read, that eating  fresh fruit and vegetables is beneficial to our health; so is cutting down on meat and refined products. Also pollution and global warming are said to be real threats to our future. So, even though I don’t have the academic training to verify these claims myself, my common sense acknowledges that I should eat accordingly and also conserve electricity and water and gasolene usage for my transportation. In doing this I think that I am abiding by a growing consensus all over the world.

 But let’s take a subject that doesn’t have a complete consensus – like the Holocaust. How can I be sure that the conventional view about the Nazi genocide of Jews in Europe does indeed reflect The Truth? After all, I wasn’t in Europe during those terrible years. And maybe controversial historian David Irving, or Bishop Williamson or President Ahmedinijad have actually got it right when they declare that the Holocaust is really a hoax. But as a Jew my immediate reaction is that these prominent people are very wrong. On the other hand, if I take into consideration the tendency for bias that most of us have as a result of years of mental conditioning, I should consider that as a Jew I might actually have a distorted view of the events of the thirties and forties of the last century. Let’s face it, more and more people throughout the world agree that the claim of Holocaust is a lie. Can they be right? Let’s see if we can check it out as honestly and objectively as possible.

 Firstly, the Holocaust was thoroughly documented by the typically orderly German government itself. After the Nazi defeat, millions of documents were found by the Allied forces, recording the transports to labor and death camps, as well as the daily numbers of Jews killed and where these killings took place. The Nazis had also produced films on the killings.Furthermore, overwhelming evidence was  given by survivors and liberating soldiers on the death camps, gas chambers and mass killings.

Also, Post-World War II Germany has fully accepted that during the Nazi regime, about six million of Jewish civilians throughout Europe were murdered. If the Holocaust deniers were indeed right, would Germany as an official, free and independent state be willing to admit to such an inordinately heinous legacy?

There are many issues in life that one can’t prove in accordance with absolute, scientifically conducted criteria. Often, the best that the individual can do about certain vital issues, is to conclude without a reasonable doubt – in the same way that is accepted in a court of law. And if I also consider the countless other readily accessible data regarding the Nazi period, it is clear that David Irving, Bishop Williams and the President of Iran, together with all the other Holocaust deniers are in fact engaging in falsehood.

But the lie of Holocaust denial is taken one step further. Israel is accused of doing to the Arabs what the Nazis had done to the Jews. And again, let’s not jump to immediate conclusions – let’s consider that maybe this is indeed The Truth. After all, huge crowds of people often take part in massive protest demonstrations against Israel, not only in Arab and Islamic countries but in Europe and the whole American continent. So, there must be something to justify their indignation against the Jewish state.

 One of the accusations against Israel is that it is an aggressor nation. On the face of it this seems to be a valid statement. After all, Israel has often acted aggressively against Arab countries. This is the Truth and I would be lying if I said otherwise.

But what should be asked is: does it make sense for Israel, with a population of a mere six million Jews to take on the whole Arab world, now hovering at the 300 million mark, thus making it about fifty times more populous than Israel – and possessing a large part of the world’s oil reserves. There are other factors in the Israel-Arab conflict which clearly put Israel at a ridiculously impossible disadvantage. So, are the Jews of Israel crazy to be fighting Arabs, which includes enraging a large part of the rest of the billion-strong Muslim world?

 No, the Jews are not crazy. Neither are they deluded about any superhuman abilities or convinced that the Messiah will appear and save them. Furthermore, they are not intrinsically an aggressive nation. But  they are forced to defend themselves against the continuing Arab quest to uproot Jewish sovereignty from the sliver of land that constitutes a tiny fraction of the original Palestine. For over 90 years Arabs have attacked Jews in their ancient homeland. At first the Jews were quite helpless against the assaults and the killings. But they quickly learned how to defend themselves. Since Israel’s Declaration of Statehood, neighboring Arab states have twice launched full-scale invasions against Israel and once (in 1967) were arrayed on Israel’s vulnerable borders for yet another invasion which was pre-empted by Israel in order to prevent the annihilation that the Arabs had promised over and over again. Apart from the invasions, there has been hardly a single day when an Arab country or terrorist organization wasn’t bombarding Israeli towns and villages with rockets or sending terrorist squads to cause mayhem, or engaged in the planning and preparation of a future onslaught.

This is a very brief background to why Israel has needed to act aggressively from time to time. (Incidentally from the outset, Arab aggression against Israel has always led to more and more misery of Arabs. The Arab refugee problem was totally unnecessary and would never have happened had they not launched a war of annihilation against the Jews in the first place. This is a Truth that very few people mention.)

Anyone who ignores Arab aggression against Israel in this conflict is in fact engaging in selective omission. That’s the same as falsehood. That’s being a party to lies. And there are plenty more false accusations that are constantly directed at Israel by the Arabs, their fellow-Muslims, and shamefully, by a large percentage of people in Europe and the Americas.

An accusation echoed frequently at anti-Israel demonstrations around the world and in almost every international forum, is that Israel is an apartheid state. Well, if Israel were really an apartheid state, then the Arabs in Israel (20% of the population) would not be free to visit restaurants, cinemas, beaches, nor vote in national elections. A dozen highly vituperative Arab representatives are members in Israel’s Knesset. If Israel is really an apartheid state, then how can the number of Arab students at Israel’s universities reflect the ratio of the general population? How can there be Arab lecturers and professors teaching Jewish students? How can there be any Arab patients in Israel’s hospitals, and Arab doctors as well as Arab heads of departments? So, accusing Israel of being an apartheid state is yet another of the multitude of crude lies intended to depict Israel as a pariah state and isolate it even more, thus advancing its planned destruction.

Another common accusation is that Israel is expansionist and wants to conquer Arab lands! But if Israel is expansionist, then why did it cede the Sinai Peninsula to Egypt, not once but on three separate occasions – each time after Sinai had previously been used as a staging point by Egypt for invasions against Israel? Similarly, if Israel were expansionist, why did its armed forces withdraw from a large part of Judea and Samaria (aka West Bank) in the framework of the Oslo Peace Accords? Here too, the army has needed to return from time to time to the ceded areas in order to cope with the intense terrorist activity. We have seen exactly the same pattern regarding Lebanon. Clearly, claiming that Israel is expansionist is yet another crude fabrication.

TERRIBLE IMAGES OF GAZA

But let’s face it – the recent war in Gaza, seen on TV screens around the world, showed without a shadow of doubt that Israel launched countless airstrikes on Gaza, together with large tank and infantry incursions. The colossal devastation was upsetting and infuriating to any decent, caring person, no matter who and no matter where. Cameras do not lie. But they don’t tell the whole story. For that one needs unbiased newspaper, radio and TV journalists, presenting honest background commentary.

However, the terrible scenes on TV screens around the world, showing what Israel wrought on Gaza, seldom if ever related to the preceding eight years of constant rocket attacks coming from the Gaza Strip against Israel’s southern towns and villages. It’s hard for someone not living in Israel, especially not close to the border with Gaza, to appreciate the horrors of daily barrages of rocket fire on ordinary civilians. This was the grim reality faced by Israel’s southern citizens. The situation was totally unacceptable and any other sovereign state would have retaliated far more promptly. But few media outlets related seriously to these long-lasting attacks on Israeli citizens. Terrorist squads from Gaza would attack Israeli towns and villages on a daily basis. But it was only when Israel retaliated, that the media focussed on the conflict, spurring decent, concerned folks of the Western World to voice their understandable indignation against Israel. Few demonstrators fully realized (or wanted to be informed) that Israel’s invasion into Gaza was launched because nothing else had stopped the rockets (not even the complete withdrawal of every Jewish presence from the Gaza Strip in 2006).

Also, largely ignored by most of the international media was the Hamas tactic of forcing their own people to be human shields, using homes, mosques and schools as firing positions, as was the fact that Gaza had been rendered virtually unassailable by any means, because of the enormous amount of booby trapping and tunnels within and under private homes. Only concerted armed incursion and air strikes could halt the terror against Israel. Failure to relate to all these factors meant that only part of the Israel-Gaza war was told. It was indeed an exercise in selective omission and as part of the overall conflict, a large part of a large part of humanity is constantly being duped.

GLOBAL IMMORALITY

The reality is that Israel, one of the smaller nations in the world is trying desperately to prevent yet another genocide on its people, while being hamstrung by international sanctions, boycotts and censure every time it tries to defend itself. Also, unlike any other nation facing constant military aggression, Israel is invariably restricted in its scope to defend itself by it’s supposed friends when it needs to prevent military aggression or retaliate.

What can one conclude about a world in which people who are being constantly attacked and threatened with annihilation are paradoxically the ones who are branded as the aggressors and prevented from defending themselves adequately? How can one define a world in which readily exposed lies are accepted as the truth, and thus further the aims of genocide? A word that sums up the whole tragic situation is Immorality!

Like any other country, Israel is far from having a perfect society and not everything done by its citizens, leaders or its defence forces is above reproach. Like any other country, Israel is most certainly open to criticism. But there is a difference between valid criticism and condemnation based on lies, half-truths and selective omission. No other country in the world faces continuous condemnation in the various forums of the United Nations as well as by the international media, universities, trade unions and some of the mainline churches.

The caring, honest person should ask himself or herself a question regarding Israel: am I being duped by falsehood or am I indeed spreading lies. Can it be that I have been corrupted by self-righteous snares of political correctness or influenced by sloppy, biased journalism or possibly it’s anti-Semitism that’s influenced my perception. Or most dismayingly, if my ancestry is Hebraic, could it be that Jewish self-hate has warped my attitude?

It is important, not only for Israelis, but for every person who cares about the future, to realize that the charters of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the terror armies of Hamas, Hizbollah and El Khaida, make it abundantly clear that the existence of the the State of Israel will continue to be vehemently and violently opposed. Iran, now poised to acquire military nuclear capability is a moving force within this unholy alliance, which is condoned or supported by a large part of the rest of the Arab and Muslim world.

Finally, this mortal conflict doesn’t just concern Israel and the Arabs and Muslims of the world. Those charters make it clear that Israel is just the beginning of the latter-day jihadic conquest of the infidel nations by Islam. What happens now will have a crucial bearing on the future of humanity as a whole. A major tool in this jihad is the spread of lies, half-truths and selective omission. For all this falsehood to be effective, it needs patsies. Conversely, in order to ensure a sane, wholesome world people need to stop being patsies and reject and oppose the falsehood. As an honest, honorable person, I’m sure you are making the right choice.

For more on the subject of truth: http://www.israelandtruth.org/truth_1.htm

 

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  • 1. Ilana Levy  |  May 27, 2009 at 8:36 am

    Kol Hakavod !

    Rafi ,you have written a well balanced article on THE TRUTH .

    Hopefully many more will read and understand the immoral treatment shown towards the nation of Israel and her inhabitants.

    Ilana Levy
    Israel

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  • 2. Jerry Yariq  |  May 28, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    GAZA WAR CRIMES
    in CONTEXT OF LAST 1400 YEARS

    The paragraphs following this short
    introduction were written in early April.
    I have since visited some Israeli web sites
    including those listing the lyrics, of
    “Hayalim Almonim” (חיילים אלמונים)
    written anc composed in 1932 by
    Abraham Stern (Yair). Out of context it
    seemed disproportionately extreme:
    In rough translation, the first few lines state:
    Anonymous soldiers we are without uniforms
    surrounded by terror, in the shadow of death
    We were all recruited for the rest of our lives
    From the line will release only death

    Inred days of pogroms and blood
    in the dark nights of of despair
    In cities and villages our banner we’ll raise
    Upon which Defend Conquer

    The “death” part and the “Conquer” part
    may seem repugnant to many Jews and
    Gentiles, until you examine the history of
    Arab, mainly Islamic massacres of Jews
    in Safed, Hebron, Jerusalem and Motza.

    This was long before Israel became
    independent. Jews who subsequently
    took up arms to defend themselves
    faced execution by the British rulers.

    The massacres were not isolated.
    They were part of an Islamic campaign
    started 1400 years before Hitler and, while
    far less efficient never stopped.

    Now for more contemporary context:

    Eminent Advocate, Judge, Professor and
    International Court of Justice Prosecutor
    Richard Goldstone is a Legal Mercenary
    extraodinaire in the Cause of Goldstone
    rather than the cause of Justice.

    During the period 1992 to 1994, Goldstone
    headed the “Goldstone Commission” into
    various aspects of violence and intimidation
    in South Africa.

    The Commission investigated, inter-alia
    the “Shell House Massacre” of 28 March,
    1994, when ANC (The Government in Waiting),
    gunmen, Killed 19 IFP Marchers outside
    “Shell House” (Now Albert Luthuli House).

    Bravely and impartially “The Commission has
    decided that it would be premature at this
    stage to establish a committee to hear
    evidence on these shootings.” See:
    http://www.hurisa.org.za/Goldstone/Goldstone_Reports.htm

    Why?

    In the words of Bob Dylan:
    “The answer, my friend, is blowing in
    the wind, the answer is blowing in the
    wind.

    Richard Goldstone is now to head a “fact
    finding mission” under the auspices of the UN
    HRC into alleged “war crimes committed by
    Israel in Gaza”. UN HRC is dominated by Muslim
    states opposed to the existence of Israel.

    Careful examination of some of the UN HRC
    underlying religious agenda dictated by the
    Muslim sponsors of the “fact finding mission”
    is that they are also strongly opposed to
    the existence of Jews. This can be
    corroborated by the words of the
    Egyptian Islamic cleric who explains
    (see below) that the conflict is not
    really about Palestine or land, but
    about Jews.

    For those who might be too startled by that
    revelation to believe it, it might be
    an eye-opener to realise that fundamentalist
    Muslims are also opposed to the existence of
    all other Non-Muslims regardless of the
    other’s religion..

    Politically or religiously motivated
    “fact finding missions” have the nasty habit
    of having their “facts’ pre-defined and
    pre-decided beforehand and the
    “investigation” usually serves to to
    give credence to what was previously
    defined by their mandate.

    For the reasons flowing from the investigation
    of the unrelated 28 March 1994 “Shell House
    Massacre”, Goldstone is an Ideal candidate
    to lead such an “investigation”. SA during
    “transition” was the Ideal training ground.

    In a world where Jews are vastly outnumbered
    by Christians and Muslims, Richard Goldstone,
    for the right client, is definitely worth
    his weight in Gold..stone.

    Poor Judas Iscariot had to settle for a mere
    thirty pieces of silver in bounty.

    Just imagine, how much more opportune,
    expedient, and profitable it is, to sell out,
    not one Jew, but a whole nation of Jews.

    Iscariotism globalised. Wholesale distribution.

    The Christians are unlikely to be disturbed
    by this phenomenon. Finding the Jews guilty
    of real, or more likely, imagined war crimes
    and atrocities would help them ease their
    conscience. After having participated in
    the wholesale slaughter of more than six
    million Jews during the “Holocaust”, or
    having acquiesced with the slaughter, or
    simply having stood by without doing much
    to stop the slaughter, how convenient and
    comforting it is if we can say “The Jews
    are not really better than us”.

    The Muslims are ready and eager buyers. Their
    commitment for a genocide against the Jews is
    repeated, in writing, in Article Seven of the
    Hamas Covenant (or Charter) as follows:

    ” the Islamic Resistance Movement aspires to the
    realisation of Allah’s promise, no matter how
    long that should take. The Prophet, Allah bless
    him and grant him salvation, has said:

    “The Day of Judgement will not come about until
    Moslems fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when
    the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The
    stones and trees will say O Moslems, O Abdulla,
    there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.”…”
    (English translation at:
    http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/hamas.asp)

    For those horrified by news clips and videos
    from the recent conflict in Gaza, there are
    simple points to remember:

    Hamas chose to operate against the Israelis
    from civilian populated areas, schools,
    mosques and hospitals making extensive use
    of human shields.

    The amount of force and munitions expended
    by Israel in Gaza would have sufficed to
    kill a quarter of a million civilians, had
    Israel chosen to deliberately target any
    non-combatant civilians.

    In view of Hamas, allegedly supported by
    a “Democratic Majority” of Gazans repeatedly
    stated commitment to genocide against the
    Jews, it can be fairly stated that Israel
    had used a disproportionately underwhelming
    force.

    To gain a better understanding of the
    background to the conflict, please
    follow the links below:

    The root causes of the Gaza conflict in less than 6 minutes

    It is not about land or occupation
    Egyptian Cleric – Genocide The Jews
    (Jan 2009)

    Muhammad was the First Islamic Terrorist

    Who is Hamas?

    Hamas plans for the Jews

    “Occupation” is not really the reason
    only the pretext.

    Hamas children


    Suicide Bombing In Islamabad
    Where are the “Zionist Occupiers” to blame?

    Karbala Arbaáin – suicide attack Feb 13/2009
    surprise surprise
    Not a “Zionist” or a “Palestinian” in sight!

    Religious tolerance Islamic Style:

    Sunnys go for the Shites. Shites go
    sunny-side up.

    Shites go for the Sunnys, and Sunnys go
    belly-up.

    When it comes to religious tolerance, there
    are plenty of (mainly newly erected) mosques
    in Eurabia and Islamerica.

    There are many churches and mosques in
    Israel. Some of the mosques, though,
    were built by Muslims over former churches
    during periods of Muslim occupation.

    In 1948, The Hassan Bek mosque minaret on
    the fringes of Jaffa and overlooking
    Tel-Aviv was used by Arab snipers against
    Israelis. The “Irgun” captured the mosque
    and planted demolition charges there.
    This was stopped by Menachem Begin, their
    then commander.

    Palestinian Muslim militants were not
    deterred by the sacred religious status
    of churches and mosques and in 2002 used
    the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem
    as refuge resulting in a lengthy siege
    until most were forced into exile after
    handing over their weapons to the Israelis.

    Until recently the Israelis avoided hitting
    mosques or churches even when their
    religious status was abused by the
    Palestinians. This is no longer the case.
    In the latest Gaza conflict, the Israelis
    did hit some mosques, but only those used
    by Hamas to fire from, launch rockets and
    mortars from or used to store arms
    ammunition and explosives.

    How many churches or synagogues are there
    in Saudi Arabia?

    How many Hindu Temples are there in Saudi
    Arabia?

    Except for the Kaaba which was
    originally a Hindu Temple until
    plundered by Mohamed there are none.

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  • 3. Inviptenexutt  |  December 11, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Excellent blogpost, good looking weblog, added it to my favs!!

    Reply

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