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Pro-Israeli lobby has killed freedom of press
07 Feb 2002
Modified: 08 Feb 2002
In America, freedom of speech in the mainstream media is dead. The powerful pro-Israel lobby has won control of the media and U.S. politicians know it.
February 7, 2002
In America, freedom of speech in the mainstream media is dead (it still lives in the alternative media). The powerful pro-Israel lobby has won control of the media and U.S. politicians know it. They are so intimidated by the pro-Israeli media (especially TV) that no one dares make the smallest complaints against the criminal occupation of Israel, the torture of prisoners, the assassination of opposition leaders, bulldozing of homes, or the killing of children.

At a memorial for the Israeli terrorist who killed 29 Palestinian praying in a mosque in 1994, the racist Rabbi Yaacov Perin said that “One million Arabs are not worth a Jewish fingernail.” Israeli Jews (not Israeli Arabs) from the time they are in small children are told they are the “chosen people”, it is not surprising that when they grow up many consider themselves superior to Gentiles and are incapable of seeing their own acts of terrorism.

Media news and commentary is now 100% Sharon propaganda--never mind that he has racists with Nazi-like views in his cabinet. Advocates of “transfer” politics, whereby native Palestinians would be deported to who know where, in order to make room for Israeli Jews. This is what the Nazis did to Jews in Germany. Warmongering Israeli politicians are invited as honored guest on American TV to spew hate and lies to a captive audience, while opposing views are censured. When a racist Sharon cabinet member is assassinated we hear of demands for Arafat to immediately turn over the killers. However, when a key prosecution witness in the Belgium's Sharon war crimes proceeding is killed on January 24, this very connection is censured in our controlled media and there is no demands for the turnover of the killers.

Wether it’s the Enron Lobby or the pro-Israeli lobby, politicians are playing us as suckers. Those who have been in Enron’s pocket, like Bush, Dodd and Lieberman are now shamelessly will be proposing nice sounding remedies to save their political asses. The horse is out of the barn and the money grubbing politicians made sure to look the other way while the looting by cronies was going on. These same scoundrels have given Israeli politicians over $100 billion of our hard earned taxes (without input from us, the voters) so that the Israelis can have the best high-tech weapons to kill Arabs/Muslims more effectively and to suppress Palestinian freedom.

Here are a two things printed in today’s Israel press but censured in the U.S . Translated from the Hebrew it’s a response to the recruitment of 12th graders to serve in the Israeli Defense Force. First from Mr. S. Gomez:
“The truth is that you, as a politician, are interested in creating a society where the government will have, always and in any time, obedient citizens who will be ready (in the name of democracy) to execute any policy that will be decided by the government. You may hide it under the cover of idealism, but the true reason for you appealing to the youth and calling them to mobilize and to ignore the current government's policy is not your respect for democracy, not your "fair game" approach, not your political politeness and not your political integrity, This call of yours is coming out of a cold calculation, not out of the knowledge that one day you nay be in the government too and on that day you -- the same like the present government- will breed `cannon meat' slaves, with full obedience to their government. The right wing is much too stupid to use the sophistication of your methods, much too self confident, so it calls for obedience under its government and to rejection and rebellion under left governments. You, Mr. Sarid, are smarter than they, less hotheaded, more "civilized" -- but no less a Fascist.

The facts are clear: when both the state and both the humans inside it are endangered, you are willing to sacrifice the humans for the existence of the state and not the opposite....”

The second quote is from Mr. I. Rosenberg. In his letter to the Minister of Security he writes: "The aggressive actions of the Israeli Military have made me decide to refuse service in it, in any position, for I am not willing to become responsible for the war crimes which it has committed in the past, and continues to commit at present."

In the past two months, I have written three letters to The Hartford Courant. None were published. Yes, I know, there is a space problem. Yet, on January 22, the Courant prominently features a long article, by a local Jewish politician, that was nothing but Sharon bullshit. My response was censured and the big lie that all terrorism in The Middle East is caused by Palestinians--goes unchallenged. Four times more Palestinians are being killed, their homes are being bulldozed, their water supplies stolen, their industry, communications facilities, orchards and farms all destroyed by a murderous occupations—and this is all covered up in a cowarded, controlled media, and paid for by U.S. taxpayers

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Who's includes in pro-Israel lobby ?
08 Feb 2002
I always thought that the military-industrial complex was one of the primary forces in all wars. Were they left out just because most everyone will assume that they are part of the left-wing pro-Israeli complex?

I agree that when those in the mainstream media do not equate the much greater number of Palestinian deaths to Israeli deaths there seems to be a problem with anti-Arab/Muslim bigotry and racism.

Americans have never looked at enemies we kill in wars as equal human beings, but then, probably every other country is the same as we are.