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Israel's War Crimes Against Palestinians, Palestine, Lebanon, and Against Humanity, Documented

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In this website, you will see a list of well-known and documented Massacres and Atrocities committed by Israel against the Palestinians and its neighboring country Lebanon since the occupation of Palestine in 1948.


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fly bird (26)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 2:29 am
if this had been broadcast and on television networks, people would have been aware of these atrocities. Standard media and news STILL NOT COVERING real time death, injuries, abuses in Palestine.
Netanyahu and his 'phony peace' talks gets most conventional coverage, especially, when he draws cartoons - a complete waste of time, and bent narrative, notably void of key facts on the ground realities, never mind, in depth coverage - conveniently arranged and paid for..

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 4:36 am
" Israel systematically drives the Palestinians into "Armed Struggle" by massacring, detaining and torturing them, as well as occupying, destroying and confiscating their Homes and Lands. Thus making them Homeless and calling them "Refugees" in their Own Land and outside their Own Land.

The Occupation of other People's Land leads in no doubt to Armed Resistance.

What Israel did to Palestinians throughout the years since 1948, no matter what excuses have been used!, was stealing the Palestinian land, destroying their homes, killing their generations, and moving them out of their home land Palestine.

It's the Ultimate Crime committed by any group of people against another group of people in the recent history of Earth.

Israel was built on Blood and Terror."



Abdessalam Diab (145)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 4:38 am
Sending a Green Star is a simple way to say "Thank you"

You cannot currently send a star to David because you have done so within the last day.

Sandrea S (278)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 5:31 am
The Nazi/Israel comparison pictures should be seen by all.

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 6:14 am
Take part in the Three-day Global Action and Sign the Petition in support of the rights of Palestinian of political prisoners and detainees
Make a Difference & Sign the Petition: — with Freedom F Falestiine, Majdi Khalaf-Alquds, Joe Catron, Frank Fahmi, Bipo Patro, Otman Freemen and Aymen Abderrahmen.

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 6:23 am
Sorry this is the link to the petition

Abo r (107)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 6:58 am
This is under the eyes of US, Canada , UK, EU and all others and no one moves to stop it, They instead of stopping such crimes support the IDF by donation and Vitoes.

Abo r (107)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 7:05 am
Thank you Abdessalam for the forward , petition signed.
Thank you David for posting .

P A (117)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 7:47 am
Signed - thanks Abdessalam. This list of horrors shames us all.

David B (38)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 8:48 am
Thanks for forwarding to front page Abdessalam... Petition signed. #257 - goal 5000

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 9:22 am
Another Arab propaganda trashy lie.

Even Al-Jazeera host asked why Arab armies do not conduct themselves as Israeli army.

In a clip uploaded to YouTube this week and flagged by Mideast Media Analyst Tom Gross, the anchor asks, “Why don’t they learn from the Israeli army which tries, through great efforts, to avoid shelling areas populated by civilians in Lebanon and Palestine? Didn’t Hezbollah take shelter in areas populated by civilians because it knows that Israeli Air Force doesn’t bomb those areas? Why doesn’t the Syrian army respect premises of universities, schools or inhabited neighborhoods? Why does it shell even the areas of its supporters?”

Elizabeth Fuller (134)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 9:37 am
Signed the petition, thanks Abdessalam and thank you David for posting. Those responsible for these atrocities have no humanity to speak of. Those who kill and maim without conscience are beyond redemption and are destined for a hell worst than hell itself. As for those whom turn a blind eye, procrastinate and propagate faulty're just as guilty for the carnage brought upon the innocent...may you pay dearly for your ignorance and arrogance soon.

Angelika R (143)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 9:59 am
Your signature has been recorded. (stars sent where available) thank you David and Abdessalam!

@ Bob- I'll REPEAT here what i already told you on the last post: GET OFF your hight horse, crawl back into the tiny squirrel you used to be! Mr. "Alexander"! NOBODY is paying any attention to your input no matter how high a horse you'll climb!

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 11:28 am
Angelika, please do not tell me what to do. I am not guessing what picture you should use and do not protest you using an English-sound name.

If you learn some English or get a better on-line translator, you will find out that the correct spelling is HIGH, not "hight".


fly bird (26)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 11:42 am
Thank david for posting, and Abdessalam for the petition. Found it here.signed


Patrick Donovan (344)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 12:01 pm
Thank you Abdessalam for the forward , petition signed.
Thank you David for posting

Angelika R (143)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 12:09 pm
I am not going to trash David's worthy post here by listing all the hundreds of typos(some might not even have been mere typos) that Bob aka,aka has made in past comments. Abdessalam might have a list..LOL ("English-sound name"-hilarious! )

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 12:14 pm
Petition signed, Thanks Abdessalam. Zionist are the bullies of the M.E. They have no heart or conscience for anyone but themselves. They will burn in the fires of Hell with their master for all the atrocities they have committed on humanity! Thanks David.

Angelika R (143)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 12:19 pm
As Sandrea suggested -YES and i hope all WILL SEE THEM! Pictures speak louder than words and these authentic photos need no words!

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 12:26 pm
Arab PR machine lies very often.

Sabra and Shatila was an act of revenge to Palestinian Arabs for the Damour massacre, when their Cheif Terrorist Arafat and his buddies executed a population of a Christian town of Damour. Feeling that this is not enough, they dug out corpses and desecrated them.

Neither of acts had to do with Israel. Elie Hobeika, who ruled over the revenging Phalangists was forgiven for it and elected to Lebanese Parliament.

But the truth was never a factor for Islamist propagandists, often hiding behind English-sounding names.


Gerry W (0)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 12:52 pm
Sick cruel people who do this. They are just as cruel as the Nazi war criminals. Unfortunately Israel and USA are friends because of money and selling weapons.

Debra G (0)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 12:52 pm
This is partisan BS. The website doesn't even link to its (Hamas) sponsors nor it's prime source Alison Weir, a well- known anti-Semitic writer of such crap as "Israel's secret organ harvesting scheme."

Since the 1948 war, the PLO and it's sister terrorist groups have waged a war of terror on Israeli and American citizens (remember the airliner and cruise ship hijackings? Throwing schoolchildren off the roof of their school? Blowing up buses and restaurants?) : , ,, , etc.

Arlene C (28)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 1:00 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 1:04 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting, David. And, thank you for posting the petition, Abdessalam....saw jess b.'s hotlink and used it to sign as #370---thanks, jess. Israeli atrocities against Palestinians, as well as their collusion with AIPAC to push war, rather than peace with Iran.....has led me to my opinion of Israel as a warmongering bully. However, I must consider the people of Israel separately, for there are many who are completely opposed to what their leaders say and do.....just as people here in the US disagree with our warmongering leaders in Congress.

Gillian M (218)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 1:04 pm
And where is the documented evidence of the Palestinians atrocities? Oh yes, Hamas may brutally ill treat their own people, commit war crimes by training little boys to kill whilst brain washing them to hate Israelis, use children as suicide bombers as well as those with learning disabilities and pregnant women in Maternity hospitals. What about shooting rockets into Israel? Throwing large stones at cars and buses to cause death & maiming?

What you are doing is as appalling as anything the terrorists do, you are preaching hatred and lies against a people which is racist. But, of course, the traditional double standards apply, each of you here use Israeli inventions & technology to come onto care2 and I have no doubt use their medical research to save lives and improve your day to day quality of life. I have no doubt that Abdesalam would rush to Israel for free medical treatment if he needs it and it would not be denied to him. That is the difference.

Gillian M (218)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 1:10 pm
Gerry, did you know that there are well over 20 million slaves in the Muslim controlled Middle East. Look at my avatar, a beautiful picture of a Muslim woman and her daughter who live for each other because they believe that no-one will look at them. Who are they? Females who have had acid thrown over them for being female. THAT is what Muslims, including Palestinians do. They cut off their noses and ears or even kill their children and there is no come back. Have you done that Abdesalam? Do you have slave wives? Do you help your fellow people ethnically cleanse your country of the Christians who lived there before you came? Do you help destroy churches, kill abuse, rape and forcibly convert children?

David, why do you not speak out for the Christians, they suffer and no-one cares?

Gillian M (218)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 1:13 pm
Pakistani Commentator: We Will Slaughter Hindus When U.S. Leaves Afghanistan. Hindu Kush means a place where Hindus are beheaded.

Debra G (0)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 1:15 pm
I do not condone a lot of Israel's actions, but in the 55 years of its existence as a state, it has been consistently attacked - physically, emotionally, politically. It's right to exist is forever denied. Even after giving up territory (Sinai peninsula, Gaza) for peace - and what other war-winning country ever did this? - it is still under attack. Demoralized and frustrated, it does stupid and hateful things.

I hitch-hiked through Israel in Dec. 1972 with a guy who only spoke French (had a car) and my sister. Not able to read Hebrew or Arabic signs, we ended up in some interesting places. One was a West Bank village where the Palestinians graciously invited us to tea. The women were sent to the well a half mile away. "Why don't you hook up to the water system and the electrical system of Israel?" I asked. "People would be too comfortable and go on with their lives. They'd forget the struggle," my host replied. Then he took us to the school where young children were being drilled in "Death to Zionists, death to America," chants - not learning other subjects. "This is our future. In 10 or 15 years they will rise up against Zionists and, if lucky, become martyrs for Palestine." Yep, the First Intifada was 15 years later. Propagating mutual hatred will never lead to a just and lasting peace. But educating each other - with the rights and wrongs of BOTH sides - is a start.

Eva C (18)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 1:16 pm
This article is one sided anti Israel hate mongering meant to stir minds already set against it's right to use whatever means to protect it's right to survive against those who are intent to destroy it. What is a a tiny country to do to survive when constantly attacked by multitude of enemies surrounding it? Time to see this situation fairly from both ends of he spectrum and help instead to achieve a peaceful resolution for ALL CONCERNED instead of adding oil on fire as this article do.AND PLEASE STOP COMPARING ALL THINGS REMOTELY COMPARABLE TO THE NAZI HOLOCAUST!!!!!1

Birgit W (160)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 1:25 pm
Thank you David. Abdessalam Diab says it all.

Sheri Schongold (7)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 1:25 pm
I'm sorry, but Israel is not the only one using warfare. The other countries won't let Israel alone and they are lobbing bombs and killing Israelites. If the other countries would stop what they are doing, Israel will stop. The Palestinians never had a home country, so you can't claim that Israel is taking their homeland. Israel has always fought for its existence and I guess today is no different. The problem is, before the Torah, the Koran and the others was the bible. God made this world and he made the first 2 people on it. They were Adam & Eve in the Garden of Eden. From them came all the other peoples in the world. Adam & Eve were Jewish and according to holy laws, everyone born of a Jewish mother is a Jew. Ergo, we are all Jews and no matter how many you kill off, we will always survive. Leave Israel alone and they will leave you alone.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 1:28 pm
Abdessalam Diab, thanks for the petition, signed.

. (0)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 1:47 pm
As a collection of people whom the Arab League does not even acknowledge, this article is a piece of political garbage. Have Israelis killed Palestinians? Of course...factually ,in retaliation of being bombed by them.
Who had helped them socially, economically-Israel. Who has given their children an opportunity for an education -Israel. Who has allowed them to establish businesses, given them equal rights to housing-Israel.
Who has medically treated the innnocent wounded in Israeli/Palestinian attacks-Israel.

barbara C Horban (56)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 2:05 pm
Abdessalam Diab, thanks for the petition, signed. Noted and shared as well

Rebecca F (34)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 2:47 pm
Petition signed.

Rebecca F (34)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 2:49 pm
Allen, the people of Israel are an entirely different thing than the government of Israel. Many Israel citizens are against the apartheid that exists.

Rebecca F (34)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 2:50 pm
Sorry to have misspelled your name, Allan.

David B (38)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 2:54 pm
Thanks Allan and all anti-human rights, pro-war crimes commenters... "this article is a piece of political garbage."... Like it or not, this article is a list of FACTS... Unseen in the mainstream media, BUT SHOULD BE!

Rebecca F (34)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 3:19 pm
Hey, Eva,
Guess who said this?
"Our race is the Master Race. We are divine gods on this planet. We are as different from the inferior races as they are from insects. In fact, compared to our race, other races are beasts and animals, cattle at best. Other races are considered as human excrement. Our destiny is to rule over the inferior races. Our earthly kingdom will be ruled by our leader with a rod of iron. The masses will lick our feet and serve us as our slaves."

Rebecca F (34)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 3:23 pm
And, who said this?
"Once we squeeze all we can out of the United States, it can dry up and blow away."

Kate K (215)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 3:25 pm
As a Jew, albeit an atheist Jew, I am not happy with many things that Israel has done. They have done many wrong things such as taking land and discriminated against Palestinians. Doing the blame game will not help peace though. Both sides are right and both sides are wrong. It didn't start our right even with the british p;aging favorites when Israel was made state. Jews need a place to call their own but the land was taken from the Palestinians by others than people now called Israelis. Really, who gave them the land? Who took the land? Although a lot of Jews lived there I have to ask who gave them what is now Israel? Isn;t that when all the problems began? I do not support a lot of things they have done and am sad and angry at what they have done but the fight domes from both sides. Unless both give and take nothing will ever be settled. Every time they have gotten close to a peace settlement some right wing extremist does something and it just fuels the already burning fire. Call this simplistic and it definitely is not simple but that's how I see it.
And yes, As Rebecca says, there are Israelis who also do not support their country taking land and wrongful treatment of Palestinians. They are working towards a better Israel and the healing that needs to come. IF they could unite they could stand up against Iran and other countries who are against Israel. I don't know, it is so simple and so complicated. How long will this mishegas go on?

Rose Becke (141)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 3:49 pm
Signed Petition , Thanks David

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 3:50 pm
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Arielle S (313)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 4:09 pm
Sigh.. seems to me most all people want the same things from life and yet there are always those who want theirs and everyone else's as well. Religion and power cause so much pain and misery. And seldom do we hear the truth about what truly happens. The pictures are damning...petition signed

fly bird (26)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 4:33 pm
Denial is not a river in Egypt..

Solitary Eagle (324)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 4:35 pm
Petition signed. At least we can agree that sick people need to be treated. Thanks David.

. (0)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 5:01 pm
Horrible situation! Thanks for sharing, David.

elderberry C (47)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 5:35 pm
464 signatures & Tweeted Tx for posting David.....

Carlene V (202)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 5:47 pm
Signed petition, thanks for the post.

David B (38)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 6:53 pm
A word for those who stare facts in the eye, but deny them:

"The Strange Psychology of Being a "Non-Conspiracy Theorist"

The Non-conspiracy theorist: Thinking is engineered and controlled by government, mainstream media and Hollywood entertainment. --- Resorts to socially engineered answers. --- It is fascinating to explore the psychology and mindset of those who take this stance in place of a logical explanation.

@ Kate: Do you seriously believe, at face value, everything governments and mainstream media spin doctors spew out?

Iran and other countries are a threat to Israel? --- Get real... If Iran attacked Israel which has nukes, without nukes, it would be no contest. --- And if it did, the U.S.A. (Israel's arms, funding source and only friend in the middle east) would blow Iran off the face of the earth...

Is the Iranian government really as stupid as Netanyahu and Obama would have you believe? --- Remember the non-existent Weapons of Mass Destruction that were enough to start a war. --- Iran has none and categorically states... It wants none. --- As, of yet, no one has proven that Iran even has a nuclear weapons program.

fly bird (26)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 7:34 pm
The occupation is illegal. Fact.
They don't teach the true history of Palestine. Israel to kids in schools; it's manufactured, distorted, tampered with - too many omissions to count.
The kids, who were born in Israel, or grew up there are middle aged or younger. The conflict has continued, while Israel tried to pretend it did not exist, and kept trying to "disappear' Palestine.
People, who don't question anything, or are confronted with a reality beyond their doorsteps (or at their doorsteps!) will turn away, whn they don't want to know.
They will also turn away information that is unsettling, disturbing. It's what many people do, when they can get away with it. Parroting the falsehoods of others, means not rocking the boat, not being ostracized - especially in Jewish circles, unfortunately (but in others, as well).
The issue is about power. Those, who wish to pretend or act as though they are righteously pursuing 'rights', while trampling on those of others, even indirectly, have a social responsibility to own up to the fact that, where power is abused, it must be confronted on the same basis for everyone.

Children sometime lie in the playground to get out of trouble. Some make things up, at times, to avoid responsibility or to hide the truth.
Lying, on a perpetual basis, in adults, is the problem, where power, shame, lies, and dysfunctional culture poisons and contaminates from within, from the top down, and vice versa.

"Time for Outrage - Indignez Vous! Stephane Hessel, 2010
"93 years old. The last leg of my journey. The end is in sight."

fly bird (26)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 7:54 pm

Lyn Romaine (108)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 8:07 pm
Leave Israel alone. They are standing on the ground they own!

Justin Vale (13)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 8:50 pm
and what pray tell is this going to accomplish? bear with me, come on. what will it accomplish? will the illegal government pack up and leave all the occupied lands? will they? no. they won't. ire disguised as pedantic nit picking. but. and it's a big but. if we were to allow israel t hit iran and let israel go at it alone they will have no choice but to negotiate in good faith.
the revolutionary guards are already in syria, a war with iran will be founght on the golan heights and israel. not in iran. hezbollah commandos frm islamic resistance will infiltrate israel and northern israel will become a battlefield.
only half of israel's airforce can be counted on in a war and on top of that they only have a few crack pilots. iran will wear them down, knock down an airplane here and airplane there. israel will run out of pilots. when the idf moves on the guards they will find that the guard is a horse of a different color. israeli borders will be broached. and iran is under Putin's umbrella and he would like nothing better then to launch a few icbm's at israel and their allies the saudi's, so that will negate the nuclear advantage israel has over iran.
it's going to be the war that ends all middle eastern wars.

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 9:34 pm
Giving more land to Arabs will accomplish nothing. Arab nation got already 22 states on a land mass, which is 10,000 times bigger than Israel.

There is not a single Arab state which is democratic, secular and protects rights of minorities and women.

If Palestinian Arabs are allowed to create the second Palestinian Arab state in addition to Jordan, that new state will be anti-Israel, pro-Islamic, militant and yet poor. This is a sure recipe for a disaster in the Middle East.

Arab propagandists know that their time is about to end. More and more nations are questioning money going to UNWRA, that pays for Palestinians and for the hate site like the one David used. When European money is gone, hateful sites are gone either. Arab nations do not spend money of Palestinian Arabs.

Obama should withdraw all activities and money giving away to the Middle East countries. That will help participants to solve things between themselves and cut big time unending demands of Palestinian Arabs.

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 9:47 pm

For as long, as Arabs continue to reject Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state, this war will continue.

As you must know, all modern Arab states were created after the Ottoman Empire broke down. The Jewish state was supposed to be created at the same time, in San Remo 1921. Later, lots of the land given to Israel was stolen by Jordan.

After Arab states attacked Israel and lost, Israel captured land which by the international law belongs to it. Aggressor pays for the aggression, and Jordan lost the West Bank. Current claims by Arabs for another independent state they never had is just a ridiculous nonsense.

But Arab lobby in US, Europe and UN and especially OIL $$$ managed to push that nonsense into an official agenda.

As an honest person, you should agree that Arab nation got already 10,000 more land that tiny Israel has, and giving Arabs more land from Israel will solve nothing.

Arab League must be held responsible for the consequences of the wars it started.

patrica and edw jones (190)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 10:20 pm
There are known unknows here - and many anti-semites that believe everything they see, read or hear - instead of finding our the facts for themselves. What a pity that the thought processes are so dysfunctional - they just love to hate Israel and the Jews. Could it be envy? It would seem so - and lack of generosity of spirit for a small nation that has achieved so much and given so much to medicine and science. Here I feel I must ask - what have the Palestinians, or any of the Arab states done to benefit mankind - all they do is feed on hatred and malice - so they will never go hungry. Be'ahavat Yisrael, shalom

David B (38)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 10:52 pm
"a small nation that has achieved so much and given so much to medicine and science"...

And the death of men, women and children, destruction of their homes and infrastructure, building 'settlements anywhere it likes, human rights violations, war crimes, creating the largest prison in the world (Gaza) and wrongfully imprisoning thousands of Palestinians and denying prisoners medical care. ---- Did you read the article P & E?

David B (38)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 11:06 pm
As has been stated here many times, there are many Jews who want no part of this unnecessary death and destruction, and that's great!... But until Netanyahu and his extremist right-wing Zionist 'government' is removed from power... and the U.S. stops arming and financing it there will never be peace between Israel and Palestine.

Stephen Brian (23)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 11:46 pm
Looking at the photos, I already see problems:

Israel did not commit the massacres of Sabra and Shatila. Those were ordered and committed by Lebanese Christians. There was an investigation into the matter which found that while Israeli forces, in particular Ariel Sharon, who was a commanding general on-site, should have anticipated the possibility and planned an intervention, any attempt to intervene by Israeli forces without a clear plan would have just been suicidal. Should it really be standard practice for armies to plan attacks on their allies in the mid-war in case of war-crimes? Here's an uncomfortable question: Does anybody here know the names of the Phalangist commanders who actually ordered the attacks, the ones in command of the forces that committed them?

1996 Qana MAssacre: U.N. forces were present for the expressed purpose of not permitting either side to operate in the area. Hezbollah was firing from within the compound. Those forces had crossed the Mogadishu Line. It is troubling that the U.N. forces, after turning from peacekeepers into active belligerents in the conflict, had presented their compound as a safe place for civilians to take refuge,as these deaths are what hapens when civilians try to hide among active soldiers in the middle of a war.

The second Qana attack was similar: Hezbollah was firing rockets from among civilians. International law is quite clear on the matter: Should an enemy operate from too close to civilians to be effectively targeted without also harming the civilians, an army is to disregard the presence of those civilians. Responsibility for their injuries or deaths lies with the forces that operated from among them.

Ethnic Cleansing? Seriously? If Israel had really engaged in ethnic cleansing, there would be no Palestinians left in the West Bank or Gaza Strip. I tend to estimate that the whole thing would take about two months, given the sheer Palestinian population. Other estimates, which do not assume relatively friendly tactics, look at Israel's industrialized military and Palestinian concentration, and are in the weeks. The presence of Palestinians in the West Bank is proof that until a few months ago, and certainly until a year ago, Israel had not engaged in ethnic cleansing. There was no new massive campaign in that time, so no, the ethnic cleansing claim is just wrong.

The deadliest attacks on Jaffa were those committed by Irgun and Lehi, organizations which Haganah, the predecessor to the modern IDF, destroyed. Not only is the IDF not responsible for the attacks on civilians there, but its predecessor was responsible for stopping those who were. The same goes for Deir Yassin. Again, Haganah did something practically unimaginable, turning on its wartime allies, mid-war, destroying them for crimes committed against an enemy that posed an existential threat, and now its successor gets blamed for those crimes.

Ayn el-Zaytoun Massacre: I cannot find further information on it, but given the previous cases, I cannot assume that it was correctly attributed either.

In some other cases, there were genuine crimes, like at Kafr Qasim. What happened there was horrible, and the failure of the Israeli justice-system afterwards is astonishing. However, the cause of its failure is clearly visible here: The false and distorted stories reduce the credibility of genuine accusations. The Jewish Israeli public, after having seen Arab propaganda accusing Israel of everything under the sun, had already learned to ignore such claims in 1956. What does anybody here think that crying "Jenin!" will do today? Perhaps another would-be mass-murderer will believe he has nothing to lose by going ahead.

I am not convinced that every attack on Lebanon was justified, but again, what happens when people expect to be condemned whether or not they commit crimes? With all the propaganda and false accusations around, Israel already stands to lose nothing but the cost of the jet-fuel and bombs by engaging in unjustified attacks so any gain from them suffices in cost-beneft analyses.

Alexa R (319)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 11:51 pm
Peace does not come naturally to the Middle East, look at Syria, Egypt, even in Jordan and Turkey things are 'heating up' ..

I take my hat of to Israel's government being able to sustain Israel as the beautiful and free country it is when surrounded by so much turmoil.

Truly a shining light in the midst of the most hideous of turmoil, war, etc.

No Israeli citizen would ever wish to exchange their citizenship for citizenship in any of the countries or territories surrounding Israel ...

Alexa R (319)
Monday January 20, 2014, 12:00 am
Oops.. It should read 'take my hat off...'

Inge B (201)
Monday January 20, 2014, 2:24 am
Make LOVE not hate

From a bubble in Sweden

fly bird (26)
Monday January 20, 2014, 5:42 am
Nakba - expulsion and massaces.

Past Member (0)
Monday January 20, 2014, 6:42 am
Stephen, looking into the photos there are more questions:

1. "Jenin Massacre - Palestine 2002 (Under construction)"?? Really? For over 10 years?? Because the Massacre of Jenin was just a plain lie by Arafat? Who didn't mind lying, even when he knew that he will get caught? And he lied enough to make Bush unwilling to ever meet that liar?

2. "1982 to 2000 - Israel's occupation of South Lebanon (Under construction)"?? Protecting Lebanese Christians from Palestinian Arabs and Hesbola was a bad thing? And things like Damour Massacre are good? Damour, where Palestinian Arabs exterminated the whole population of that Christian town and, feeling that it was not enough, desecrated Christian cemetery by digging out the dead and mutilating the corpses?

3. Where is a photo of Hadassa Hospital convoy, where hundreds of doctors helping Arabs as well were executed by Palestinian Arabs to revenge Deit Yassin?

4. Where is a photo from Israeli disco, when Palestinian suicide murderer killed tens and maimed hundreds of Israeli teens?

5. Where is the picture of Israeli hospital, treating wounded Gazans during a war with Hamas ruling Gaza?

As long, as Arabs are given European, US and Canadian tax money which they can divert to such propaganda of hate, peace will not come to the Middle East.

Lloyd H (46)
Monday January 20, 2014, 7:13 am
The first thing that some of the comments here remind me of is just how thoroughly the Israeli PR campaign has redefined the term Anti-Semitic. I doubt if those throwing the term Anti-Semite around realize that Palestinians and Arabs, along with about 22-24 other groups that inhabit the Arabian Peninsula and other parts of Western Asia, are just a much true Semites as the Hebrews. I say Hebrews rather than Jews as Judaism is a religion that encompasses many peoples/cultures/ethnicities that are not Semitic and Israel is not composed of only Semites or only Jews. The other thing that gets my goat is the fact that for some completely ignorant reason the Pro-Israeli have foam at the mouth fits about Iran working to enrich Uranium and possibly build "Illegal Nuclear Weapons" so conveniently and consistently IGNORE the fact that ISRAEL HAS a totally illegal Nuclear Weapons Program and at least 400 Nuclear Warheads and has never admitted it and has never signed a single International Nuclear Treaty. And lets be perfectly clear the blockade and Wall amount to nothing more than a Ghettoization of Palestine just like the Christians first and then the Third Reich did to the Jews. Too bad that 'Never to forgive, Never to forget" does not also include "Never to do unto others.". and let us be perfectly clear the Founders of Modern Israel never shied away from the use terrorist tactics to take Israel.

David B (38)
Monday January 20, 2014, 8:32 am
Goodbye Bob.

Stephen Brian (23)
Monday January 20, 2014, 12:22 pm
Hi Lloyd,

The term "antisemitism" originated in Europe when religious bigotry ceased to be politically correct, but the bigotry remained in the culture. Claiming that Jews were inferior for genetic reasons rather than religious allowed bigots to continue their behavior and be respected as followers of science (as the study of genetics was new at the time) rather than seen as being stuck in the Middle Ages. However, the bigotry to which it referred was against Jews, and not even specifically Middle Eastern Jews or ones who spoke any Semitic language. Antisemitism is a sanitized term for anti-Judaism, nothing more, nothing less.

Regarding the legality of nuclear weapons: What makes them legal or illegal is whether a country has signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NNPT) as a non-nuclear weapon-state and/or benefited from the technical assistance promised to those who do. Iran was the first to receive such assistance and traditionally held up as the great example of how well the NNPT worked. As you said, Israel never signed the NNPT, so there was never anything under international law forbidding it from developing or acquiring nuclear weapons. The legality should be obvious as there is no authority over governments to impose laws upon them, so the only sources of international law are treaties (contract law), and they only hold jurisdiction over their own signatories. You might not like nuclear proliferation, but please do not throw around terms like "illegal" without a clear understanding of the aw, or legal framework, in question.

The "founders of modern Israel" included multiple factions in 1948. Irgun split off from Haganah because Haganah refused to strike at Palestinian population-centers except in immediate response to attacks originating from them. Lehi split off from Irgun because Irgun refused to strike at British forces in the region during WWII. Those two groups certainly did not shy away from attacks on civilians. haganah attacked Irgun's primary weapons-cache, destroying it and causing the group to disband. Its leaders were relieved of any independent command-positions and its members were mostly integrated into Haganah (ceasing to act independently and commit those crimes). Haganah arrested the leaders of the more extreme group, Lehi, causing it to disband. I do not know what became of its members, though they were probably mostly not formally identified and slipped back into civilian life. From what I understand, the Palmach voluntarily gave command over to Haganah after recognizing its political leaders as the group that would become the first Israeli government. While political leaders among Jews in the region certainly ordered and committed crimes, those that eventually led the first Israeli government stopped those same crimes.

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Tuesday January 21, 2014, 5:23 am
Bob thinks he is smsrt enough to fool the people here. He said that " In a clip uploaded to YouTube this week and flagged by Mideast Media Analyst Tom Gross, the anchor asks, “Why don’t they learn from the Israeli army which tries, through great efforts, to avoid shelling areas populated by civilians in Lebanon and Palestine? Didn’t Hezbollah take shelter in areas populated by civilians because it knows that Israeli Air Force doesn’t bomb those areas? "

Realy ? who is the fool who believes that Israel air forces doesn't bomb residential areas ? I assume that there are no fools here except those Husbara graduates . Hizbullah is not an army . It is a resistance force.that was established to fight the Zionist army which occupied south Lebanon for many years. Watch how IAF was very keen to avoid bombing residential areas in Lebanon in 2006 as an example.


Abdessalam Diab (145)
Tuesday January 21, 2014, 5:45 am
Sheri Scongold comments " The Palestinians never had a home country, so you can't claim that Israel is taking their homeland."
Let me repeat what I told Sheri on Monday January 13, 2014, 11:56 am
@ Sheri
" Mr. Diab, the Palestinians have never had a home . . . . ."
Really? who told you that? I am not going to comment on what you said. Did you ever heard of Moshe Dayan ? He is one of who are called the founding fathers of the Zionist entity> Now let him respond to your comment :
“Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages. You do not even know the names of these Arab villages, and I do not blame you because Geography books no longer exist, not only do the books not exist, the Arab villages are not there either … There is not one single place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population.” (Moshe Dayan, Address to the Technion, Haifa, as quoted in Haaretz, 4-4-1969).

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Tuesday January 21, 2014, 6:03 am
I am sure you didn't read my comment on what you stated before about the creation of the Zionist entity where I asked you " Did you know how was " The Birth of Israel: A Story of Lies,Deceit and Terrorism " ? and suggested that you read the facts. So here again is the link to HOW WAS ISRAEL CREATED AND HOW ZIONIST TERRORISTS WERE RECRUITED



Stephen Brian (23)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 12:02 pm
Hi Abdessalam,

Nobody here claims, as far as I know, that Israel does not bomb residential areas. I think Bob's point was that Israel tries to avoid doing so, but often sees no choice in the matter because it cannot deter Hezbollah without striking the places from which Hezbollah operates.

Also, "Hizbullah is not an army . It is a resistance force.that was established to fight the Zionist army which occupied south Lebanon for many years." What do you think an army is? We could likewise call the U.S. army a "resistance force that was established to fight the British army". The British are no longer in North America and Israel is no longer in southern Lebanon, yet in each case the "resistance force" keeps fighting.

Also, if you are going to quote someone, at least finish the sentence. Sheri wrote: "The Palestinians never had a home country, so you can't claim that Israel is taking their homeland." There is a massive difference between not having a home and not having a home country. If you live somewhere, it is for many purposes your home. However, I, for example, do not have a home building because I do not own the building in which I live. Likewise, Palestinians never actually held sovereignty nor self-rule over the region in which they lived. Governance went straight from the Ottomans, under which the Palestinian identity arose, to the British, to the Israelis. Palestinians certainly had a home, but never a home country.

I saw your other article, and the story behind it is obviously false. If Israelis had run a campaign of ethnic cleansing starting in 1947, there would likely have been no Islamic Arabs left in the country by 1950. Certainly by 1967, there would have been none. Today, Arabs, including a large proportion who identify themselves as Palestinians, are a substantial part of the Israeli population and there are approximately 3-and-a-half-million Palestinians living in the WEst Bank and Gaza Strip. Every single one is living proof that the basic allegation which underlies the article what you posted is false.

fly bird (26)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 1:46 am
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