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Mazin Qumsiyeh reports from Palestine; Alan Hart explains Netanyahu’s insanity

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First half-hour: Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh of Bethlehem and Birzeit Universities reports on what’s really happening in Palestine – and shreds the myths promulgated by the Zionist-dominated US media. He is the author of several books including Sharing the Land of Canaan: human rights and the Israeli/Palestinian Struggle and Popular Resistance in Palestine: A history of Hope and Empowerment.

Second half-hour: Alan Hart, former BBC Panorama correspondent for the Middle East, tries to fathom the method in Netanyahu’s madness – the topic of his latest article What, really, is (or was) Netanyahu’s game plan?

Alan Hart is the author of the best introduction to the Palestine question: Zionism, the Real Enemy of the Jews.

2 Thoughts to “Mazin Qumsiyeh reports from Palestine; Alan Hart explains Netanyahu’s insanity”

  1. Anonymous

    gage in "Freudian" speculation regarding the motives of the Zionists, which are clearly spelled out in the Talmud. That includes the notion that Jews are the "master race", chosen by God himself to rule over all other nations and peoples who lack the "divine spirit". All of their delusional behavior is based on this premise.

    Alan Hart makes many valid arguments, but his claim that "Zionsim is not Judaism" is misleading. The godfathers of Betar/Likud (Jabotinsky, Begin, Netanyahu, et al) are merely implementing the racist dogma that the Orthodox Jewish rabbis (Rav Kook, Yehuda Kook, Ovadia Yosef, et al) have taught for centuries. It can be said that any Jew who rejects the Talmud is no longer a "Jew" — he has become something else. Likewise, any Jew that chooses to identify with or (G-d forbid!) to "assimilate" with the goyim is no longer a real Jew.

    The "Jewish State" is in fact a theocracy, regardless of pretentions to the contrary. Ovadia Yosef, the "Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi" of Israel for many years and founder of the Shas Party, died recently. His son Yitzhak now holds that office.

    "Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world, only to serve the People of Israel." — Ovadia Yosef, quoted in Jerusalem Post, 2010-10-18

    I recommend the book "The Controversy of Zion" by British author Douglas Reed. Written in the early 1950s, it traces the history of Jewish tribalism through the centuries, the rise of both Zionism and Bolshevism, and the formation of the "State of Israel".

  2. from Mazin Qumsiyeh:

    Genocide in Gaza
    My 82 year old mother can't take it anymore. She comes upstairs to tell me to ask me what she can do. She asked me to watch TV with her because she is to depressed to see it alone. We flip through the few channels that are not bought and paid for by racists. We watch as victims form the latest Israeli massacre in Gaza piled into one hospital. Hundreds of people are around the hospital grounds in shock at the scene. I ask her not to watch TV too much and I reassure her that we are doing things. We donated, we had demonstrations here in Bethlehem, we speak out, we encourage boycotts, divestment, and sanctions. She said "but Israel continues its massacres and they have been doing it for decades". (my mother's friend in school in Jerusalem was murdered in Deir Yassin). I do not know what to tell her so I walk up her to ask you. What will we collectively do? This latest is a massacre of civilians in a United Nations school. Over 60,000 Palestinians were driven from their homes by Israeli shelling and the UN opened its schools to shelter them. Those killed left their homes with nothing to seek safety. In this instance 16 civilians (so far) were murdered and over 200 were injured (many severely). This despite the fact the the UN gave all school shelter coordinates to the Israeli army days ago. Dozens of injured children laid on floors soaked with blood as their mothers and siblings wailed uncontrollably. After Israel shelled three hospitals and with over 6000 injured, there are no hospital space let alone beds. Doctors are collapsing as they have worked 24 hours a day and some for days without sleep and with limited available supplies that are now running out as Egyptian government still collaborates with Israel in this genocide. And yes I call it genocide because it fits under the International Convention dealing with genocide. Genocide is never measured by its success rate but by intention. Israel intended since 1948 and before) to destroy a whole group of people politically, culturally and physically. Every day 50, 60, or 70 Palestinian civilians are massacred while the leaders of countries like Canada support this! Their citizens must stand-up and say enough is enough. Netanyahu and all his henchmen should be brought to the Hague immediately fr crimes against humanity. If you think I am too harsh in my judgement please read more below and watch tapes and interact via social media (e.g. you can find us on face book). Norwegian doctor Max Gilbert in Gaza speaks of what he sees in treating injured Must watch video: Woman thought her son was dead and now sees him, the reaction touched my heart in an indescribable way. Unfortunately more than 150 woman were not that lucky and many other mothers died with their children.
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