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Finian Cunningham, Alan Hart: an anglo/Irish dynamic duo!

Fri.  9/28/12, 3-5 pm Central,American Freedom Radio  (archived here.)

First hour: Finian Cunningham‘s latest article is on the recent official US endorsement of the terrorist group MEK.

He is a Master’s graduate in Agricultural Chemistry and worked as a scientific editor for the Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, England, before pursuing a career in journalism. He specializes in Middle East and East Africa issues and appears regularly on Press TV and Russia Today as well as this show.

Finian was expelled from Bahrain in June 2011 for his critical journalism in which he highlighted many human rights violations by the Western-backed regime. For many years, he worked as an editor and writer in the mainstream media, including The Mirror, Irish Times and Independent. Originally from Belfast, Ireland, he is now based in East Africa where he is writing a book on Bahrain and the Arab Spring.

Second hour:  Alan Hart has been engaged with events in the Middle East and their global consequences and terrifying implications – the possibility of a Clash of Civilisations, Judeo-Christian v Islamic, and, along the way, another great turning against the Jews – for nearly 40 years…he was a friend of both Yasser Arafat and Golda Meir, lead BBC correspondent for the Middle East, and a high-ranking if unofficial peace emissary. His book Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews is the best introduction to the conflict in Occupied Palestine.

His latest article is Memo to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon: The door on a two-state solution was closed 45 years ago.

4 Thoughts to “Finian Cunningham, Alan Hart: an anglo/Irish dynamic duo!”

  1. Anonymous

    Zionism is not simply a secular phenomenon. The teachings of "religious Zionism" and the concept of Eretz Yisrael are central to the political actions.

    Two of the ideological fathers of the "State of Israel" were Russian Jews, Vladimir (Ze'ev) Jabotinsky and Rabbi Avraham (HaRav) Kook. The Likud faction and the "settler movement" are the direct successors of this tradition.

    Here is a timeline which outlines part of this history and a few of the connections. See also the profiles of HaRav Kook and his son below.


    In the early 1900s, Jabotinsky was a member of the Judeo-Masonic lodge in Salonika, headquarters of the Young Turks revolutionary movement. He was chief propagandist and editor of the newspaper "The Young Turk".

    In 1913, the Young Turks sieze power in Turkey after overthrowing the Sultan.

    In 1917, Lord Walter Rothschild receives the "Balfour Declaration" letter from Lord Arthur Balfour, declaring British support for the Zionist colonization project. Both men were members of the Masonic Royal Society.

    In 1921, Rabbi Avraham Kook, master of the Halakah (Jewish law), becomes the first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Palestine

    In 1922, the League of Nations establishes the "British Mandate" for control of Palestine.

    In 1923, Baron Edmond James de Rothschild ("the Great Benefactor") founds the Palestine Jewish Colonization Association, promoting and funding Jewish settlements.

    In 1923, Jabotinsky founds the racist Betar Zionist Youth organization (still active) and publishes "The Iron Wall" outlining the Zionist policy toward the natives:

    "Zionist colonization…must either be terminated or carried out in defiance of the will of the native population… As long as there is a spark of hope that they can get rid of us, they will not sell these hopes… A living people makes such enormous concessions on such fateful questions only when there is no hope left."


  2. Anonymous

    In 1923, Rabbi Avraham Kook and his son, Zvi Yehuda Kook, found the yeshiva "Mercaz HaRav" in Jerusalem to promote the religious basis for Zionism, based on the Torah and the Talmud. HaRav Kook coins the term "State of Israel"

    In 1929, Jabotinsky publishes "The Ideology of Betar", in which he states that the ultimate goal of Zionism is to subject the entire world to Jewish (or Judeo-Masonic) rule from their seat in Jerusalem:

    "Afterward will come probably the most important task of all: to make Eretz Yisrael the leading state of the civilized world, a country the customs and laws of which are to be followed by the whole universe… Zionism is a tremendous, overwhelming important task, the boundaries of which our generation cannot as yet envisage."

    In 1932, Menachem Begin becomes a leader of Jabotinsky's Betar organization in Poland.

    In 1935, Jabotinsky founds the radical "New Zionist Organization"

    In 1937, Jabotinsky founds the militant Irgun Zvi Leumi (IZL) organization in Palestine.

    In 1940, Benzion Netanyahu, Jabotinsky's personal secretary, takes over the "New Zionist Organization" in New York after Jabotinsky's death.

    In 1943, Begin becomes the commander of the Irgun.

    In 1946, the Irgun under Begin's leadership bombs the King David Hotel, headquarters of the British Mandate government, killing over 90 people. It is a "false flag" attack, in which the Jewish terrorists were disguised as Arabs.

    In 1948, the "State of Israel" is declared on Rothschild Blvd in Tel Aviv. The declaration is immediately recognized by Pres. Harry Truman (33rd degree Mason). The IZL and other paramilitary organizations become the Israel Defense Force (IDF).

    In 1952, Tzvi Yehuda Kook becomes the leader of yeshiva Mercaz HaRav

    In 1954, Baron James de Rothschild funds construction of the new Knesset Building.

    In 1973, Begin founds the Likud party.

    In 1974, Yehuda Kook founds the Gush Emunim settler movement, dedicated to occupation of the entire territory of Eretz Yisrael

    In 1980, Begin makes a speech at the grave of Jabotinsky, declaring that the territory would never be relinquished:

    "We report to you, Rosh Betar, that Jerusalem, the city that has become bound together, the eternal capital of Israel and of the Land of Israel, shall not be subjected to any division and is our liberated and indivisible capital and so it shall remain from generation to generation. The western part of the Land of Israel is entirely under our control and it shall not be partitioned anymore. No part of this land shall be given over to a foreign administration, to foreign sovereignty."

    Source: Israel National News

  3. Anonymous

    In 1984, Benjamin Netanyahu, son of Benzion Netanyahu, is appointed ambassador to the U.N.

    In 1985, Lord Jacob Rothschild funds the design and construction of the new Supreme Court building in Jerusalem, containing many Masonic motifs including a giant glass pyramid projecting through the roof.

    In 1993, Benjamin Netanyahu becomes chairman of Likud.

    In 1996, Benjamin Netanyahu is elected Prime Minister, with support from Jewish casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson.

    In 2009, Benjamin Netanyahu is again elected Prime Minister.

    In 2009, Benzion Netanyahu re-affirms Jabotinsky's "Iron Wall" program of reducing the native population to the point where "there is no hope left", including the withholding of food and other necessities:

    "The Jews and the Arabs are like two goats facing each other on a narrow bridge… The strong goat will make the weaker one jump … [This] will include withholding food from Arab cities, preventing education, terminating electrical power and more. They won't be able to exist, and they will run away from here. But it all depends on the war, and whether we will win the battles with them…"

    Source: Noam Sheizaf, Maariv newspaper, Tel Aviv

    In 2010, Benzion and Benjamin Netanyahu attend the Betar memorial service commemorating the 70th anniversary of Jabotinsky's death.

    In 2011, the U.S. Congress approves billions of dollars to fund deployment of the "Iron Dome" missile system in Israel. The name is a direct reference to Jabotinsky's "Iron Wall" policy.

    Source: Jewish Policy Center


    Profile of Rabbi Avraham Kook:

    "HaRav Kook…more than anyone else, spoke of the essence of Zionism. And he was the first to coin a phrase that at then seemed to be but a far fetched dream – the "State of Israel".

    HaRav Kook was the great soul of religious Zionism… Thirteen years after his death, the State of Israel was established, and it is his teachings which give content to the moral and Zionist mode of thought of the Jewish State. His own life was an inspiration and an example of love for his fellow Jew, no matter what differences of belief or practice separated them.

    The teachings of HaRav Kook have influenced an entire generation, and continue, through the Yeshiva which bears his name, to educate each generation in Israel, to the love of Torah, the love of G-d, the love of Israel, and to a burning love for Zion."

    Source: Yeshiva Mercaz HaRav


    Profile of Tzvi Yehuda Kook:

    "[Rabbi] Tzvi Yehuda Kook served as Head of the Yeshiva [Mercaz HaRav] for thirty years. During these years an entire generation of students grew up in the spirit of the philosophy of his father, Rabbi Kook. It was a generation of Israeli Torah scholars nurtured upon a doctrine which combined the Torah of Israel, the nation of Israel, and the land of Israel…

    [Following the 1967 war], Tzvi Yehuda quickly announced that all territories of Israel liberated by the IDF in the war belonged to Israel eternally. 'We have returned to our land', he explained, 'and we are obligated to settle these areas. It is absolutely forbidden to relinquish them.'"


  4. Anonymous

    Hi Kevin, I've heard you a few times now minimize the "toxic Talmud" as just a bunch of rabbis arguing, some of them crazy. Here's a Rense page which purports to provide (eng. translated) "quotes" of the Talmud's more toxic "teachings",

    So, speaking as someone who's never read the Talmud, and I'll specify the "Babylonian Talmud" coz I understand there's at least one other major version, and I also note, since I understand the "original" is in Hebrew, we're reliant upon "translations", with all the possibility for "mistakes" and/or knowing deception that suggests…

    SO, the question is: in this text of "Rabbis (some crazy!) arguing with each other", does it take the form of "statement > response/agreement/objection/etc > rebuttal > rebuttal-to-rebuttal…" etc, you get the idea, ??

    IOW, are the socially-toxic statements we often see "quoted" as in the Rense page above, specifically & explicitly refuted elsewhere by other Rabbis, with then perhaps the original rebutting again, etc?

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