The media has perpetuated a myth that Obama will not support Israel. This has been by the Radical Right who didn’t want their members to support Obama, and the Radical Left who didn’t want their supporters illusion broken over who Obama really is.
I can assure you Barack Obama will not do anything to help Palestinians because that would cross AIPAC, and I’m sure he doesn’t want to deal with that sort of a vendetta.
In Obama’s below speech to AIPAC he promises $30,000,000,000.00 ($30 billion) to Israel over the next 30 years. Obama’s promises AIPAC unconditional support, funding, and weapons.
Strangely many media pundits have claimed Israel stopped bombing Gaza prior to Obama’s inauguration because Obama does not support Israel. This is misinformation at its finest.
Jewish author Normal Finkelstein gives a different view.
Where does Joe Biden stand on the Israel Palestinian conflict? Let’s take a look at Joe Bidens interview for Shalom TV.
Tue, 20 Jan 2009 10:20:56 GMTIsrael’s Immigrant Absorption Ministry says it is recruiting an “army of bloggers” in the aftermath of the military operation in Gaza.
According to Haaretz, the team will consist of Israelis who speak a second language — English, French, Spanish or German — to represent Israel in “anti-Zionist blogs”.
The aggression against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the Hamas resistance movement left at least 1,300 people dead, and thousands others wounded.
According to the Gaza-based Palestinian center for human rights, only 95 resistance fighters were among the casualties of the 23-day war.
The massive number of civilian casualties in the densely-populated coastal sliver sparked worldwide condemnation. A fierce controversy was also provoked over the alleged use of white phosphorus, also known by the military as WP or Willie Pete, by the Israeli army in Gaza.
According to the Israeli Immigrant Absorption Ministry, Tel Aviv has sought to negate the bad publicity of its actions in Gaza with the help of an online team.
“We turned to this enormous reservoir of more than a million people with a second mother tongue” to contribute to this campaign, the ministry’s director general, Erez Halfon, said.
WHILE Israel fights Hezbollah with tanks and aircraft, its supporters are campaigning on the internet. Israel’s Government has thrown its weight behind efforts by supporters to counter what it believes to be negative bias and a tide of pro-Arab propaganda. The Foreign Ministry has ordered trainee diplomats to track websites and chatrooms so that networks of US and European groups with hundreds of thousands of Jewish activists can place supportive messages.
In the past week nearly 5,000 members of the World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) have downloaded special “megaphone” software that alerts them to anti-Israeli chatrooms or internet polls to enable them to post contrary viewpoints. A student team in Jerusalem combs the web in a host of different languages to flag the sites so that those who have signed up can influence an opinion survey or the course of a debate.
Jonny Cline, of the international student group, said that Jewish students and youth groups with their understanding of the web environment were ideally placed to present another side to the debate.
“We’re saying to these people that if Israel is being bashed, don’t ignore it, change it,” Mr Cline said. “A poll like CNN’s takes just a few seconds to vote in, but if thousands take part the outcome will be changed. What’s vital is that the international face of the conflict is balanced.”
Doron Barkat, 29, in Jerusalem, spends long nights trawling the web to try to swing the debate Israel’s way. “When I see internet polls for or against Israel I send out a mailing list to vote for Israel,” he said. “It can be that after 15 minutes there will be 400 votes for Israel.
Keep in mind a war has been waged on the media. Fair.org points out in the below video NPR was hammered for not favoring Israel when covering the Israeli Palestinian conflict. NPR became silent on Zionist human rights abuse.
I would like to revisit some history I brought up in my post on Constantine’s Sword, and the statements of Rabbi’s against Zionism. Rabbi Weiss has stated Zionism is an expression of nationalism to create a Jewish state. Judaism is the religion belief held by the Jews. Rabbi Weiss claims true Jews of the Jewish faith do not support Zionism.
Rabbi Weiss has also stated Zionism was started by Jewish Atheists from areas of Europe like the Soviet Union. It would appear to be true based on the history below. Zionism was a movement, not an expression of Jewish faith.
The World Book Encyclopedia
Copy right 2006 (available at your local library)
Roman rule. In 63 63 B.C. Roman troops invaded Judah and it came under Roman Control. The Romans called the area Judea. Jesus Chris was born in Bethlehem in the early years of Roman rule. Roman rulers put down Jewish revolts of Roman rule. Roman rulers put down Jewish revolts in A.D. 66 and A.D. 132. In A.D. 135, the Romans drive the Jews out of Jerusalem.
The Zionist movement. Beginning in the late 1800’s, oppression of Jews in Eastern Europe set off a mass emigration of Jewish refugees. Some Jews formed a movement called Zionism, which sought to make Palestine an independent Jewish nation.
World War II and the division of Palestine. (Paragraph 2) The United nations Special Commission on Palestine recommended that Palestine be divided into an Arab state and a Jewish state. The commission called for Jerusalem to be put under International control. The UN General Assembly adopted this plan on Nov. 29 1947. The Jews accepted the UN decision, but the Arabs rejected it. Fighting broke out immediately.
The Palestine problem became an international issue towards the end of the First World War with the disintegration of the Turkish Ottoman Empire. Palestine was among the several former Ottoman Arab territories which were placed under the administration of Great Britain under the Mandates System adopted by the League of Nations pursuant to the League’s Covenant (Article 22) .
All but one of these Mandated Territories became fully independent States, as anticipated. The exception was Palestine where, instead of being limited to “the rendering of administrative assistance and advice” the Mandate had as a primary objective the implementation of the “Balfour Declaration” issued by the British Government in 1917, expressing support for “the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people”.
During the years of the Palestine Mandate, from 1922 to 1947, large-scale Jewish immigration from abroad, mainly from Eastern Europe took place, the numbers swelling in the 1930s with the notorious Nazi persecution of Jewish populations. Palestinian demands for independence and resistance to Jewish immigration led to a rebellion in 1937, followed by continuing terrorism and violence from both sides during and immediately after World War II. Great Britain tried to implement various formulas to bring independence to a land ravaged by violence. In 1947, Great Britain turned the problem over to the United Nations.
Update 1: Rabbi Weiss claims there are Jews living in Iran. This video (embedding was disabled) appears to show that is correct: Jews Undercover in Iran .
Why is Zionism bad?
Many of the people in the Bush administration are considered to be Zionists. People like Richard Perle, and Douglas Feith. These men helped craft the Iraq War. The Bush administration was waging a holy war, but the target was Muslim’s in the Middle East. Perhaps this is simply something Carroll neglected to point out.
William Kristol could be considered to be a Zionist, and was a friend to the Bush administration. Kristol is the Chairman of the Project for a New American Century. An organization dedicated to US world military dominance. You can watch an interview with William Kristol and Douglas Feith in John Pilgers Breaking Silence.
Rabbis Against Zionism Verbally Attacked by AIPAC Attendee
So likewise, a passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils. Sympathy for the favorite nation, facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest in cases where no real common interest exists, and infusing into one the enmities of the other, betrays the former into a participation in the quarrels and wars of the latter without adequate inducement or justification. It leads also to concessions to the favorite nation of privileges denied to others which is apt doubly to injure the nation making the concessions; by unnecessarily parting with what ought to have been retained, and by exciting jealousy, ill-will, and a disposition to retaliate, in the parties from whom equal privileges are withheld. And it gives to ambitious, corrupted, or deluded citizens (who devote themselves to the favorite nation), facility to betray or sacrifice the interests of their own country, without odium, sometimes even with popularity; gilding, with the appearances of a virtuous sense of obligation, a commendable deference for public opinion, or a laudable zeal for public good, the base or foolish compliances of ambition, corruption, or infatuation.