ISRAEL TODAY URGENTLY NEEDS AN “RT” TYPE WEBSITE TO TELL THE JEWISH STORY

Leon Trotsky had alone in the world predicted exactly this, the Holocaust, in 1938 in a clear defence of the Jewish people…historical fact! The situation today has got definite similarities…

(Sinister examples (two) of Arab propaganda on an Irish website)

…That is right, justify killing those babies with drones and attack helicopers. Hamas are horrible but so is the IDF’s Ethnic clensing. Try not to be so one eyed.

Israel and Hamas – is there that much of a difference.

 

…Look at what Israel did to the Black Jews, Apartheid South Africa didn’t even try that.

 

It is a crazy pariah state.

http://www.thejournal.ie/readme/gaza-israel-operation-protective-edge-1626623-Aug2014/

 

 

 

The crazy spelling is in the original. The names used are fictional anyway.

 

I do not totally blame them. Certainly I do not get emotionally involved. They are following a narrative, a story that they have been told. It was expertly told as many lies can be or there would be no successful conmen in our world, but as we have ALL found out there are. It is the “Palestinian Narrative”!

 

All Jewish people must be quite aware that this kind of propagandist Antisemitism is going on all the time.  What though to do about it?

 

Most will shrug their shoulders and see it as beneath them to give it a second glance or in other words accept (be complicit in a way) in it.

 

This goes on essentially because Israel has never created a true Hasbara (which means telling the truth about your history)

 

Without going into why Israel has never created a true Hasbara (emphasis on “true”) let us go on to place it at the forefront of our Trotskyist calls today on Israel.

 

Though not a Trotskyist (well he has never said!) Martin Sherman has made the same call for years. Others too.

 

In the present situation Israel should do only a number of limited things but do them decisively. In future articles we Trotskyists will elaborate on some ideas which we will seek to have discussed (not just among Jewish people either).

 

But today (one thing at a time) it is Hasbara.

 

In today’s world that means electronic. There must be a website that all people who want to know will go to and which is very significant in today’s world. I hate to use the example of RT but…

 

It will hit everything that is happening in the world and the Jews will take a position and that position will be known by all. It may be wrong at times but it will be a P O S I T I O N!!!

Striking while the iron is hot, and hitting all the news events in the world. Here however is the trick! Along with that there is an historical section, amd there is no disconnect between the two.

In other words the two (historical nd contemporary politics) are brought to the fore

 

No more of Sharon opposing Bush (on the 2003 Iraq invasion and deposing of Saddam) but sadly doing it behind closed doors.

Sharon was sitting on a gold mine and he did not realise it! He had completely the correct position on the Invasión by Bush and his NeoCons. It involved defending Saddam because Saddam was a bulwark against the Iranian Fascists who are now FAR WORSE!

But nobody knew! And to this day nobody knows!!!

 

Is Israel up to that? I am certain that it is. The reason I am so sure is because as an Irish person and a Trotskyist (or Marxist) I have a very good understanding of the broad outlines of the history of this nation called the Jews.

It is the same certainty that Leon Trotsky had in 1938 when he predicted in very clear terms that the Holocaust was on its way, and that by that late stage it was unavoidable.

A lot depends on this. I place the present situation in the same category (of very late in the day) as Trotsky did in 1938. There will be more articles where we will explain more

THE ELECTION IN ISRAEL IN MARCH 17 IS HOPELESS…IT WILL SOLVE NOT ONE THING

As an Irish person and a non-Jew I say that the above picture of the Holocaust is the real issue in this March 17 election

The website http://www.debka.com has pretty welll put an end to all discussion or speculation as to how the Israeli election on March 17 will go. Debka has summed it all up with devastating slkill. It needs to be studied and learned. It is the most devastating I have ever read about the Israeli political scene. There is not one sliver of hope provided by this truthful analysis. Debka has simply reported what it has seen. But this is important indeed. There is no need for any sixth sense in political life and political analysis. Just the five senses are enough

Of great importance is to understand, therefore:

Netanyahu is a busted flush. Netanyahu has spent ALL of his political credit when in his speech 3 years ago he went along with Obama pressure and called for a Palestinian State on the border of Israel and cutting into Israel. That was his Rubicon. That was the decisive point. It was just like the decisive point reached when Likud refused to EXPEL Sharon when he did not abide by that referéndum in Likud which opposed him withdrawing all Jews from Gaza. I think there are qualitative points in political life and struggle. These are such.

The others…Liberman is a crook and will do very badly. Who else …there are others I do not understand. There is a religious party called Shas which always votes for subsidies to religious (who do not work in general).

But for me the most illuminating is the role of Labour. The Israeli Labour Party does have a point in that there is huge inequality among Jews. Many Jews are living in poverty. The Gush Katif exiles still do not have settled homes and lives. But Labour does not understand…Jews are in continual danger of liquidation by hostile forces. That is the key thing for a real socialist organization like 4international. We do not turn aside from reality. You can talk about poverty sure but you must LEAD in the struggle against Arab Antisemitism and come up with real answers. Israel is threatened with its liquidation. THAT is the key issue. Labour do not understand.

start debka article

Israel’s electioneering politicians find little promise of changing government

 

DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis December 29, 2014

 

 

 

 

The highly-personalized campaigns for Israel’s March 17 general election are by and large lackluster while exhausting the electorate’s patience with patently drummed up scandals. On the traditional issues, no party leader can promise to alter the Obama administration’s views on Jerusalem, or break down Palestinian Authority resistance to a negotiated peace. Opposition efforts to prioritize social disparities, in place of the familiar security concerns or the Palestinian issue, fall flat, whereas chronic faultfinding over the soured relations with Washington has faded from op-ed pages and interviews since President Obama hitched his Middle East policy to the Iranian cart.

 The lack of political focus is reflected in the don’t care responses to the opinion surveys conducted privately by party strategists. The last week of December registered only marginal differences from the first, with one-third still undecided about their choices for the 20th Knesset and next government.

 LIkud, led by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, is assessed currently as leading with 21-23 Knesset seats (out of 120); opposition Labor under Yitzhak Herzog and his new partner, former Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, falling back to 20 from a promising start; Economy Minister Naftali Bennett’s Jewish Home has reached 16 and set to rise; Yair Lapid’s Future, which debuted last year with 19 seats, has plummeted to eight.

 

Less than 10 weeks before the vote, no party has been able to electrify the voter – either by a thrilling message or a charismatic new face.

 

Herzog’s clarion call for “change!” and his decision to rotate the premiership with his new partner (if Labor is elected) were greeted with shrugs.,

 Moshe Kahlon’s new party “Kulanu” remains stuck at 8 mandates, more or less equal to Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman’s Yisrael Beitenu, which has taken a beating after a large group of its top people was rounded up by the police on suspicion of corruption crimes.

 

Kahlon, who tried headhunting former IDF generals with impressive military records to man his security ticket, found they lacked drawing power with the man in the street. One general after another was interviewed, only to prove he was no vote-catcher.

 

The ultra-religious Shas is split by the rivalry between its two leaders, Aryeh Deri’ and former minister Eli Yishay. Yishay broke away to form a new grouping and appears to have run off with most of the party’s hard core of 60-70,000 adherents.

 

The parties hit by the apathy sweeping the electorate turn out to be newcomers and veterans alike: Kahlan and Future, on the one side, and Yisrael Beitenu, Labor and Likud, on the other.

 The new parties were unable to grab popular attention by dwelling on the social gap and the proportion of poor families, and the well-established factions were just as unsuccessful in pushing forward national security. Inveighing against the Netanyahu for not getting along with Obama does not resonate, since the largely right-of center electorate sides with the prime minister in the falling-out

 

No Israeli politician can take the risk of siding publicly with Obama when it is clear that his Middle East policies and collaboration with Iran in the war on ISIS will gradually lead Iraq into Tehran’s clutches.

 

In an apparent mission to clear the air, Ambassador Martin Indyk, former US envoy to the moribund peace talks with the Palestinians, was in Israel this week. He explained to a number of figures and audiences that the Obama administration had secretly concluded a provisional deal with Iran that answers all of Israel’s concerns.

 He also presented the plunge in oil prices as the outcome of another secret deal, this one between Washington and the Saudis.

 Neither of these fictional hares ran far, as Ambassador Indyk found when he put them before the Israeli politicians he met.

 

As for the Palestinian issue, Mahmoud Abbas had not by Monday, Dec. 29, still mustered the nine UN Security Council votes he needed for tabling his motion to order Israel to pull back to pre-1967 lines within two years. His threat if this ploy failed to sue Israeli leaders and generals for war crimes before the international court was greeted by electioneering Israelis with a healthy dose of skepticism.

 In any case, Abbas’ diplomatic tactics are opposed by most Palestinian leaders in Ramallah.

 So, no Israeli politician with any realistic prospects is likely to stick his neck out to back Abbas, any more than he ventures to voice sympathy for Obama’s Mid East policies.

http://debka.com/article/24316/Israel’s-electioneering-politicians-find-little-promise-of-changing-government-

 

 

CAN THE WORLD STAND BY AND DO NOTHING AS HISTORICAL HERITAGE IS DESTROYED?

This is a terrific post which has great information about Islam and while there are a few things I would question, as a whole it is totally worthwhile to read and to store as a reference in future discussions:

The Destruction of the Middle East

By Denis MacEoin, GATESTONE INSTITUTE

We are living through ferocious times. Stories about the self-proclaimed Islamic State [ISIS/ISIL/Da’esh] abound in the media, in what has now become a daily round of beheadings, suicide bombings, and general mayhem from Nigeria to Malaysia. It seems that wherever there is a Muslim country, there is extreme violence. But one part of the Islamic State narrative has received less attention than the gruesome rounds of killings: the continuing onslaughts on cities such as Mosul, Aleppo, Raqqa and Kobani. The Islamic State and related movements have rampaged across parts of Iraq and Syria, destroying the entire heritage of ancient regions, demolishing historic churches, synagogues, mosques, Sufi and Shi’i shrines, and major archaeological sites. All this vandalism is driven by a relentless passion to enforce religious purity on the regions they now control.

Around the world, art historians, antiquities experts, and archaeologists scarcely dare open their e-mails every day, fearing loss of another irreplaceable site. Physical destruction in the Islamic realms has now reached proportions of the Mongol invasions of the thirteenth centuryosul, the Islamic State set out on an operation of “cultural and historical cleansing” across the city. The group deploys a unit called the Kata’ib Taswiyya, or settlement battalions, who are ordered to identify sites for culling. The unit razes to the ground any mosques, churches or, invariably, shrines that have been built over tombs; such places may attract devotees to pray in them, thereby creating polytheism — in Islam one of the crimes most censured. In addition, the painting or sculpting of the human form is anathema; if man was created in God’s image, to represent man is to presume to know God and therefore to diminish Him.

Graveyards are flattened, headstones are bulldozed, and statues of cultural significance to the people of Mosul are destroyed.

As we face the Islamic State and all the rapidly expanding jihadist movements in the Middle East and beyond, we are starting to recognize that airstrikes have only limited results. If we are to contain or defeat the adversaries in our midst, we have to understand their motivation, their psychology, and their sense of rootedness.

Politicians who proclaim that Islam is a religion of peace do us a disservice; Islam has never been at peace with the world around it. The Islamic State’s behavior is solidly rooted in Islamic ideology, law and practice. Only when this fundamental fact is grasped will we be able to address what confronts us. It is time that not only active jihadists, but their ideological sponsors in Salafi, Wahhabi, Mawdudist, and other classical and modern interpretations of Islam, be discussed openly before they do more harm. They and we do not have the leisure to wait until the oil money runs out and leaves the Saudis or Qataris weak.

 We must learn to speak the truth, especially in high places. In the tenth century, Islam abandoned reason and rational pursuits in favor of revelation and revealed law that could not be challenged. Ethics were defined by what Allah said was good or evil in Sharia law. Islam has remained frozen ever since. We cannot go on patronizing this, and nodding acceptance that Muslims know best. Very few grasp the quandary in which non-extremist Muslims, like their ancestors, are captured. Western rationalism, Western ethics, and Western standards of peace and justice need to remain, or the world we know could be trampled underfoot by men and women who prefer death to co-existence, and fundamentalism to tolerance.

There are many wise and sensible Muslims who favour a shift to a more updated way of thinking. Many cannot openly declare their thoughts for fear of reprisals and even execution; others are faithful Muslims who see a desperate need for a valid reinterpretation of their religion.

Today, such Muslims use the freedoms bestowed on them in the West to write, network, and debate their thoughts about the fundamentalist interpretation of Islam by the Islamic State, other Salafis, Wahhabis, Mawdudists, and all other clerics and extremist supporters of murder and destruction. It is their mosques and shrines and ancient monuments that are being crushed; it is their heritage — as much as that of Jews, Christians, Yazidis and Baha’is — that is being wiped from the pages of history.

Losses so far include:

  • The statues of Mulla ‘Uthman al-Mawsili (1845-1923), a famous musician and poet, of a woman carrying an urn, and of Abu Tammam (788-845), author of the celebratedHamasa, one of the greatest literary compilations ever made in Arabic.
  • The destruction of the greatly venerated tomb of ‘Ali ibn al-Athir al-Jazari (1160-1233), a major landmark that had stood in the centre of Mosul for centuries. Ibn al-Athir is celebrated as the author of The Complete History, one of the most important histories of Islam ever written.
  • The Islamic State’s destruction of the Tomb of Yunus (Jonah) Mosque, which was blown to pieces along with all its contents. Even before the explosion, fighters took sledgehammers to ancient tombstones in the building. The mosque was of importance not just to the Muslims of the city, but as a place of pilgrimage for Jews and Christians. St. George’s Monastery church, one of the oldest in the region, has also gone forever.
  • In Kirkuk, the Islamic State has destroyed the tomb of the Prophet Daniel, and in Nineveh, the ancient ruins of which lie across the River Tigris from Mosul, sprawl damaged archaeological ruins.
  • In Mosul, the 13th-century shrine of Imam Awn al-Din — with a stunning vaulted ceiling, designed to resemble a honeycomb, inside a pyramid-shaped tower on the banks of the Tigris, and among the city’s most precious sites — was one of the very few structures to have survived the devastation of the 13th-century Mongol invasion On July 25, 2014, members of the Islamic State reduced it to rubble.
  • In Tikrit, the city’s most famous and most beautiful church of St. Ahoadamah, known as the Green Church, dating from the 7th century, has been erased from history.
  • In Syria, the Jabhat al-Nusra’s destruction of the Deir el-Zour Armenian Church, that stood as a memorial to the 1.5 million slaughtered in the Armenian genocide in Turkey, was blown up.
  • In Mali, much of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site of Timbuktu (Mali) was destroyed during the battles of Gao and Timbuktu, fought between the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad and the Islamist Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa between June 26 and 27, 2012. Afterwards, the Islamist group Ansar Dine went on a rampage identical to that of the Islamic State. An official for the group, Abou Dardar, boasted that “not a single mausoleum will remain in Timbuktu.”
  • Sufi shrines have been pulverized in Egypt, Libya, Mali, Pakistan, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, Morocco, India, and the Balkans.
  • In Bahrain, 43 Shi’i mosques and tens of other religious structures have been destroyed and damaged by the ruling Sunni government there.
  • Across Syria and Iraq, ancient archaeological sites have been wrecked. They were not just the heritage of those countries, they were central to our understanding of the ancient world, where human civilization first developed in city-states. Apamea, with its famous colonnade and beautiful mosaic, capital of the Seleucid empire, was a major center of Roman rule in the Levant, a leading city in Byzantine Syria, and at one time among the best-preserved archaeological sites in the region. Today, it looks like the face of the moon. Its devastation, the work of demolition done by looters using heavy earth-moving machines, took a mere four or five months.
  • In eastern Syria, one of the world’s richest archaeological remains, Dura-Europos, the “Pompeii of the Syrian Desert,” was obliterated. Remarkable finds had been brought to light: temples, wall decorations, inscriptions, military equipment, and tombs. It had been home to a third-century painted synagogue as well as to the oldest example in the world of a Christian house-church, which contained the earliest depictions of Jesus Christ ever found, dating back to 235 AD. The Islamic State looted the site and, as elsewhere, has apparently sold its treasure on the black market of the antiquities trade, presumably using the proceeds to inflate their already swollen coffers for the promotion of jihad.
  • Both Shi’i and Sufi shrines and mosques have fallen afoul of the Islamic State’s fanaticism. Jewish sites have been targeted so extensively that UNESCO has held aspecial session on threats posed to them. UNESCO’s Director-General Irina Bokova has described the Islamic State’s activities in this respect as “a form of cultural cleansing.” Many other Jewish sites were also destroyed or under threat from Islamist entities in Libya, where an ancient Jewish heritage was all but wiped out under the regime of Mu’ammar Qadhafi, and where what is left is succumbing to fresh attacks.

Locals survey the hill of rubble that resulted from the destruction of the Tomb of Yunus (Jonah), in Mosul, Iraq. The Islamic State blew up the tomb and mosque on July 24, 2014.

The Islamic State, however, does not restrict its demolition to Christian, Jewish or pagan sites. Its members have also evidently culled what may be thought of as their own heritage. In Tikrit, they demolished the country’s oldest Islamic site, the Arba’in (Forty) Shrine and mosque, where forty of the companions (Salaf) of the Prophet were buried.

In this, there is desperate irony, for the form of Islam followed by the Islamic State is Salafism, based on imitating the ways of Muhammad and his companions.

The heritage of centuries has been wiped out in little more than a year. There will be many who argue that this devastation is, at root, the fault of the West; that its colonization, imperial ambitions, and general interference have forced the people of the Middle East to rise up against Europe and America, and find their only solution in the creation of an Islamic state where Shari’a law will dominate and justice prevail. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Syria was never a French colony, but a mandate territory between 1922 and 1936 — fourteen years. Lebanon was a mandate territory from 1922 to 1943 — twenty-one years. Iraq was a British mandate from 1922 to 1932 — ten years. All were colonies of the Muslim Ottoman empire for centuries: Iraq between 1543 and 1918, Syria from 1516 to 1918, and were, before that, colonies of earlier Islamic empires from the Umayyads to the Abbasids to the Mamluks — and so on.

This alone exposes the reality, that the actions of groups such as the Islamic State have their true roots in Islam itself. The Prophet and his companions fought jihad wars and destroyed pagan idols as well as places they may have been concerned would become centers for cults. During the Arab conquests, many religious centers were destroyed, notably in India, where temples were looted and razed, and whole towns ruined by the Ghaznavids and Timurids.

Eventually the need to wipe out all traces of unbelief became more or less obsessive. At one time, for instance, Egyptian law demanded that any house found to contain a copy of The Apology of al-Kindi (a book containing a polemical dialogue between a Muslim and a Christian) would be demolished, along with forty houses around it.[1]

In more recent times, in 1802, during the first of the three Saudi states, Wahhabi armies attacked the major Shi’i religious town of Karbala in Ottoman Iraq, where they killed 5,000 inhabitants and destroyed the shrines of Muhammad’s son-in-law ‘Ali (the first Shi’i imam and the fourth Sunni caliph) and his son Husayn, the prophet’s grandson. The following year, Wahhabi forces under the leadership of the first Saudi ruler, ‘Abd al-‘Aziz, entered Mecca, where they destroyed tombs and shrines, and in the process, removed much of the city’s history — as is being repeated today in Mecca and Medina.

Between 1913 and 1927, extremist Wahhabi forces, known as the Ikhwan, rampaged through the Arabian peninsula, much as members of the Islamic State do now, killing and destroying anyone and anything they deem contrary to the Puritanism of their creed, which extremists interpret as preaching the annihilation of all that is not Islam.

Today, the Mecca and Medina of the first and second centuries of the Islamic faith have been all but wrecked, not by the Islamic State or any other radical entity, but by the Wahhabi Saudi government. Over the past two decades, major historical sites in Mecca and Medina, all related to the lifetime of the Prophet and shortly after, have been destroyed or disfigured to the point where neither city is recognizable save for the Ka’ba and the Grand Mosque in Mecca, and the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina.

Although much has been done to accommodate the increasing millions of pilgrims who go there for the hajj pilgrimage, most of the demolition appears to relate to a Wahhabi and Salafi fear that pilgrims may pray at the graves of Muhammad’s companions, at the house where he was born, or at other buildings associated with the first era of Islam. There seems to be an insistence that anything that might compromise God’s oneness must be eradicated, and this concern may have prompted the country’s rulers to destroy them.

The vast Jannat al-Baqi cemetery, which holds so many remains of Muhammad’s family, close companions and the earliest Muslim saints, has been levelled, and all domes and mausoleums turned to dust. That act followed earlier levelings by Wahhabis in 1206 and the Ikhwan in 1925. Those included the graves of the martyrs of the Battle of Uhud and that of Hamza, the prophet’s uncle and most beloved supporter. So too the Mosque of Fatima (Muhammad’s daughter), the Mosque of the Manaratayn (the twin minarets), and the cupola that marked the burial place of the prophet’s incisor tooth.

In Medina as well, the home of Muhammad’s Ethiopian wife, Maryam, where his son Ibrahim was born, has been paved over.

In Mecca, the house of his first wife, Khadija, the first person to whom he divulged his mission, has been turned into public toilets. In 1998, the grave of the prophet’s mother, Amina bint Wahb, was bulldozed in Abwa, after which gasoline was poured on it. There is much more.[2]

Destruction of the sacred places of rival faiths or denominations is nothing new; it has happened throughout history. Henry VIII wrecked Catholic abbeys and monasteries; their ruins still pepper the English countryside. The destruction of the Babri Mosque in Ayodhya by Hindus in 1992 led to two thousand deaths. The Roman demolition of Judaism’s Second Temple marks a watershed in world history and is central to the current conflict in the Holy Land. But the most consistent use of elimination through the centuries has been the Muslim war on non-Muslims. Despite much controversy, it has been claimed that over 2000 Hindu, Jain and Buddhist temples and holy places were destroyed by Muslim conquerors in India. Churches and synagogues have been demolished or converted into mosques in many places.

When Jordan controlled East Jerusalem between 1948 and 1967, all but one of the Old City’s synagogues was reduced to rubble or converted into stables and chicken coops; the main Jewish cemetery was desecrated, and Jewish homes destroyed.

Today, in Iran, the Islamic regime has demolished all the holy sites and graveyards of an indigenous faith, the Baha’i religion.

If the depredations of the Islamic State are to have any meaning in the end, perhaps it will be because they will have shown how right the non-extremist Muslims are in calling for a deep change within Islam.

Dr. Denis MacEoin, based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, is a lecturer in Arabic and Islamic Studies and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute.


[1] Robert Reilly, The Closing of the Muslim Mind, Wilmington, 2010, p. 36.

[2] Websites where readers can read of these destructions at length include: Irfan Ahmed, “The Destruction of the Holy Sites in Mecca and Medina,” Islamica Magazine; Laith Abou-Ragheb, “Dr. Sami Angawi on Wahhabi Desecration of Mecca: Developers and Purists Erase Mecca’s History,” Center for Islamic Pluralism/Reuters, 12 July 2005; Ziauddin Sardar, ” The Destruction of Mecca,” The New York Times, 30 September 2014; Carla Power, “Saudi Arabia Bulldozes Over Its Heritage,” Time, 14 November, 2014; Jerome Taylor, “Medina: Saudis take a bulldozer to Islam’s history,” The Independent, 26 October 2012; Jerome Taylor, “The photos Saudi Arabia doesn’t want seen – and proof Islam’s most holy relics are being demolished in Mecca,”The Independent, 11 December 2014.

4international our Trotskyist movement send greetings to our Christian friends fleeing from the Islamic State

Yazidis fleeing for their very lives in the face of the Fascism of this Islamic State. But this is indeed Islam and not as Steven Ritson of Talk Radio Europe claims “SO CALLED” Islam. The BBC is also using this form of relativism, To understand this better we have to make known the real history of Islam and how cruel Jihad was always at the centre of it along with Christian Hatred and even more Jew Hatred

Another victim of Islamic Jihad. A Young Yazidi girl. Of what use is Pope Francis to this Young girl. Arguably no use at all.

4international our Trotskyist movement sends sincere greetings to all our Christian friends because Christmas (building on the old Celtic Festival of the Solstice) is a time of real humanity, and of good wishes between mankind. We wish them all happiness and especially the Christians in the Middle East – we wish them most of all safety from the bloodthirsty Muslim Jihadists of Islamic State.

 

The BBC and Talk Radio Europe journalists like Steven Ritson call the Islamic State “so-called Islamic” State. But they are Islamic and if Ritson understood the history of Islam and not the whitewash history of the likes of Karen Armstrong he would know. But he does not know. So Ritson and Talk Radio Europe, now a branch or at least connected to the BBC, will all continue to whitewash this Fascist ideology of Islam and will work to prevent this truth from emerging.

 

We send special greetings to Pamela Geller and to Robert Spencer. Also to the folk at Gates of Vienna and to all of the Jewish sites especially to Martin Sherman and to Israpundit. I hope that there will be big changes in how Jews fight back against the growing Antisemitism in the world. We on 4international will be making analysis and proposals of that in the next week. Thank you for your support and for allowing Trotskyism to have a voice in this time of huge lies against Jews, also against Leon Trotsky and what he stood for in his time still relevant today!

PALESTINIAN ARABS UPROOT ISRAELI OLIVE GROVE

Palestinians, Leftists Uproot Israeli Olive Grove

(4international believes that these “Leftists” referred to in this article are not socialists but are Antisemites)

Residents of Elon Moreh say IDF did nothing to stop some 200 Arab and left-wing extremists from destroying Jewish-owned orchard.
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By Yishai Karov

 
First Publish: 12/22/2014, 11:26 AM
The uprooted olive trees

The uprooted olive trees
Samaria Residents Committee

Some two hundred Palestinian Arabs descended on a Jewish-owned farm near the Samarian town of Elon Moreh and uprooted dozens of young olive trees last Friday.

Local Jewish residents and members of the Samaria Residents Committee say they had been warning for several weeks of Arab provocations and riots in the area, and had turned to authorities – but to no avail.

One member of the Committee described the deteriorating situation in the area as akin to “Bil’in”, referring to the Arab village that is the scene of regular violent riots by Palestinian and foreign left-wing activists.

The Israeli owner of the olive grove in question told how he rushed to the scene and saw Arab and left-wing activists begin uprooting his trees, while IDF soldiers stood by and did nothing to remove them from his private property.

Residents say they had decided not to react to the Arab protest themselves, assuming that the IDF and security forces would deal with it appropriately.

“For three weeks already we warned that this (violent) phenomenon will keep increasing,” said Samaria Residents Committee head Sagi Kaisler. “The Palestinians have found a new area to protest and riot as they do every Friday.”

“Precisely what we expected happened, and we call on the army and the government to act firmly against these rioters and not to look away and do nothing. ‘The Israel Defense Forces’ – that is its meaning, and therefore it must protect the residents of Israel.”

AS A TROTSKYIST I AM TOTALLY OPPOSED TO THE CONSPIRACY CRAZIES AND WHY THIS IS

Adina Kutnicki…excellent article by Adina on the role of the Israeli Government of Netanyahu in all of these affairs with Obama and American and NATO Imperialism is attacked by Israpundit regular commenter (url below) Bernard Ross. We will follow it. These pictures, a couple out of thousands, are strongly remindful of the Jihad against Bosnian and Yugoslavian Serbian Christians, a Jihad backed to the hilt by US and NATO, especially Clinton and Blair

Conspiracy thinking is not really thinking at all. It is the poison which eats at the heart of critical thought and real knowledge and learning. It is based on subjective idealism which can be defined as separating the ideas in people’s minds from the real world. The idea comes first, “In the beginning was the Word” that sort of thing.

Therefore I would advise people to begin to follow a debate which is now breaking out on the Israpundit website, that is http://www.israpundit.org/archives/63603324/comment-page-1#comment-63356000147623 and where I have thrown down the gauntlet to a noted conspiracy theorist calling himself Bernard Ross.

My challenge to B Ross who seems to be suggesting that Islamic State is some kind of conspiracy project (and which leads him to attack a very important writer who appears regularly on Martin DSherman Facebook is to begin with the following: (But warning do not expect a sensible answer to my question. I expect evasion and most like abuse)

 

 

B Ross writes:

 

 

You know I have never bought the story of the gulf arabs against (sic) IS (LOL) just like I never bought the GCC qatar split…. a shell game.

 

Can you elaborate on this?

 

Also you seem to be suggesting that Islamic State is a creation of the US and NATO.

 

But can you define what you think the Islamic State is then and if you disagree with the take on the Islamic State by people like Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller?

 

 

And while Muslims by the tens and even hundreds of thousands will march against a YouTube video, a Danish cartoon, the Jewish state, and perceived insults to Islam, they stay silent in the face of the most egregious Islamic supremacist violence. Silence is sanction. Why are they silent? Because it is sanctioned, commanded in the Quran and those who speak against it don’t have a theological leg to stand on.

 (shown is a picture) christianA woman walks inside a damaged church in Maaloula. The Christian town was attacked last spring by extremist forces. (REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki) – See more at: http://pamelageller.com/2014/12/the-islamic-state-isis-turning-churches-into-torture-chambers-selling-christian-artifacts.html/#sthash.ABJulc3q.dpuf

ISRAELI LEADERS ARE PARALYSED INTHE FACE OF ARAB AND WORLD ANTISEMITISM

Sharon expressed this paralysis. He knew that the removal of Saddam by Bush would usher in a period of Iran dominance in Iraq and the Middle East, knew this very well based on his experience of the area, he was no fool! But he could not say so in public even though he argued with the political imbecile Bush. That seems to me to express just how unable to lead the Jewish people are all of the Jewish elites today. This leadership issue is central and creates great dangers which will only get worse!

All my reading on this subject of Israel and the way the world is attacking Israel, demands the need for a strong propaganda-like response from Israel

 

That is not forthcoming and under the leadership of the present groups/parties/individuals/blogs will not be forthcoming any time soon, meaning never.

 

That is the problem, the central problem, that dwarfs all else and is connected to Israel taking effective action to defend itself, which also it finds itself impossible to do. The Israeli elites were prepared to look elsewhere for about 7 years as the people of Sderot were bombarded weekly with hamas and Islamic Jihad rockets. They could not and did not take any action to block this which amounted to a second class citizen ship in effect being placed on these people next to this aza border.

 

So we have two things happening in synchronicity: the message abroad from Israel and the inability to take action to determine its future. Both of these are held together in a vicelike grip that will not let go.

 

The development of the world crisis of the capitalist system, with money markets as we speak more and more on edge and seemingly more vulnerable, the exposure of the world and its people to new forms of barbarity by the likes of IS flashing across our screens, and the obvious vulnerability to this by Israel, while the world as Martin Sherman says so well, corners on Israel, thus forcing Israel more and more into a Samson situation.

 

These are not small issues and cannot be answered in a  facile way.

 

This places great demands on Israeli leadership.

 

Here is the kicker though. It is possible for Caroline Glick to be enraged at EU reps but at the same time not to deal with the overall crisis in a comprehensive manner. (I am all for being enraged but rage in itself, like prayer, is never a strategy)

 

I will give two examples that point to the new aspect to the situation faced by Jews, Israel and the world.

 

  1. The methods of Netanyahu, ignoring then massive physical splurge on Gaza (Protective Edge) (Which episode in history has given no edge and which therefore was not protective) while at the same time tying the hands of the soldiers fighting in Gaza, have proved to be disastrously inadequate
  2. Related to that the reality in Britain, which I have looked at especially based on written reports, which were available and have been available but have not been discussed in any significant manner, that the old methods of defending Israel abroad have collapsed. I am referring to the bankrupt “friends” of Israel concept. I have showed that the “friends” quickly became the “enemies” as they effectively voted (many by abstaining) for a Palestine Jihad state. (Vote in Britain October 13)

Those two examples in our very recent past shows that there is needed an overall strategy for Israel, Jews and the rest of us, to fight this war and it simply is not there.

 

I think that is the starting point. The Antisemitic positions of European elites are just a symptom of this lack of strategy by the Israeli leaders. They are created because the Israeli leadership is vacuum territory.

 

It is impossible for Israel because there is no clear strategy inside of Israel on how it can defend itself and how the Jewish state can be brought forward in this situation. I need to return to that but the answer by Sherman to Bennett’s Saban tussle with Idyke is a starting point.

 

The leaders are paralysed because they do not know what to do and if they do not know what to do then they do not know what to say either

 

That may sound simplistic but it is true