Israel's Enabler in the U. S.

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Israel's Enabler in the U. S.

Postby Bruce Dazzling » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:31 am

How Elie Wiesel Perpetuates the Fraud
Israel's Enabler in the U. S.

By ESAM AL-AMIN

Wiesel is simply “a terrible fraud.”

-- Noam Chomsky

Every now and then Israel’s enablers in the US embark on a public campaign to apply as much political pressure on US policymakers as they can possibly get away with. Elie Wiesel , a Holocaust survivor and 1986 Nobel laureate, is one of those apologists that Israel employs when it is in trouble.

Wiesel ’s disgraceful history of dismissing the suffering of some in favor of others is well documented. The late historian Howard Zinn called Wiesel’s refusal to include the suffering of non-Jews at the hands of the Nazis at the Holocaust Museum, along with exhibits documenting Jewish suffering, one of the most “shameful moments” in recent memory. In that episode, Wiesel described the inclusion of the terrible affliction of non-Jews by the Nazis in the Museum as an attempt to “falsify reality” and that such calls were tantamount to “stealing the Holocaust from us.”

Two months ago, Wiesel’s name was on a full-page ad in the New York Times, urging atrocious and lethal actions against Iran because of its nuclear energy program. On April 18, a Wiesel-endorsed ad ran in several prominent U.S. dailies, including the NYT and the Washington Post, tackling the issue of Jerusalem because of the public spat between the Obama administration and the Netanyahu government.

Since one can hardly think that Wiesel is ignorant of the facts, the number of deliberate lies and misleading information included in the ad was astounding. He asserted that Jerusalem “belongs to the Jewish people,” while dismissing its Islamic and Christian dimensions. His rationale was that Jerusalem was mentioned in the Torah “more than six hundred times,” while “not a single time in the Qur’an.” Such an ignorant statement demonstrates not only a total lack of knowledge regarding Islamic scriptures but also a distortion of history.

Even so, resorting to citing the sheer volume of scriptural references reveals the hollowness of Wiesel 's argument. Is it pertinent to the place of Mecca in the Islamic conscience that the holiest city in Islam is mentioned by name only once in the Qur’an? Moreover, the historical figures of the Bible such as Moses, Aaron, Mary and Jesus are mentioned in the Qur’an 136, 20, 34, and 25 times respectively, while Muhammad is only mentioned five times by name. What does that prove? Yet, Wiesel conveniently ignores the significance in Islamic doctrine of the Muslim prophet’s seminal journey to Jerusalem, in which he prayed in the Aqsa mosque, an event that is not only mentioned vividly in the Islamic scripture, but has been celebrated every year by Muslims around the world for over 1400 years.

Not only does Wiesel ignore history and disregard international law, but he also perpetuates the lie that Israel was attacked in 1967 to justify its occupation of Jerusalem and other Arab lands. Describing Israel’s aggression in June 1967, UN Security Council resolution 242 declared the “inadmissibility of acquisition of land by force,” calling for the total withdrawal by Israel from its recent occupation of Arab lands. In May 1968, the UN Security Council passed resolution 252 that “deplore[d] the failure of Israel to comply” with international law, and “considered[d] that all legislative and administrative measures and actions taken by Israel, including the expropriation of land and properties, which tend to change the legal status of Jerusalem are invalid and cannot change that status.”

Oblivious to reality, Wiesel falsely asserted that “for the first time in history, Jews, Christian and Muslims may freely worship at their shrines.” But the reality of Palestinian daily life is that Israel does not allow any man under 50 years old to pray at al-Aqsa mosque or at the Dome of the Rock. This discriminatory policy has been in force for years, facilitated by over 500 Israeli military check points, planted across the West Bank, in an apartheid-like control of all aspects of Palestinian civil life. Recently, the historian, Professor Walid Khalidi, presented a remarkable speech about Jerusalem’s history before the United Nations, chronicling its long-established Islamic and Christian roots and exposing the brutal Zionist policies of discrimination and exclusion.

In his address Khalidi stated that, “Israeli colonization in and around east Jerusalem aims at geostrategic control, demographic domination, psychological browbeating, economic and social disruption, doctrinal affirmation, religious fulfillment, and territorial expansion.” Hence, the real objective of Wiesel’s ad was to alleviate the pressure by the Obama administration and the international community over Israel allowing it the time needed to complete its colonization plans.

Israel’s continued attempts to create facts on the ground in Jerusalem by depopulating its Arab residents (both Muslim and Christian) in favor of Jewish settlers and colonialists are well documented. The Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem reports that the Israeli government’s primary goal in Jerusalem has been to “create a demographic and geographic situation that will thwart any future attempt to challenge Israeli sovereignty over the city.” It lists the various methods utilized to achieve this goal, including policies of institutionalized discrimination, expropriation and harassment. Rabbi Brant Rosen of Evanston, IL, also presents a compelling Israeli-produced video that documents the systematic discriminatory and brutal policies of the Israeli government. So much for Wiesel ’s false declaration of Palestinians’ ability “to build their homes anywhere in the city.”

Furthermore, according to Ziad Hammouri, the director of the Jerusalem Center for Social and Economic Rights, more than 30,000 Palestinians in Jerusalem lost their residency rights in the past twenty years. In addition, around 165,000 people are living east of the separation wall that separates Jerusalem from the West Bank. In early April of this year, the Israeli military authority in the West Bank announced that in the near future it will deport over 70,000 Palestinians from their homes in the West Bank and Jerusalem because “they have no residency rights.”

Wiesel’s history of justifying Israel’s aggressive policies is long and extensive. From as far back as 1947-1949, Wiesel worked as a journalist for the Zionist terrorist group (as designated by the British), the Irgun. He knows the details of the infamous 1948 Deir Yasin massacre of innocent Palestinians (as well as others) perpetrated by his organization, which at the time was led by Menahem Begin and Yitzak Shamir.

Yet, he still argues that hundreds of thousands of Palestinians left their homes in 1948 voluntarily, ignoring the overwhelming evidence that exists, not only in dozens of UN- sponsored reports and live testimonials of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians, but also in evidence unearthed by Israeli “new historians” such as Ilan Pappe and Benny Morris. Wiesel persists in demanding public apologies for crimes committed against Jews but never expresses any sympathy or a whimper for atrocities committed against the Palestinians. Wiesel once publicly stated, “I support Israel—period. I identify with Israel—period. I never attack, I never criticize Israel.”

The hypocrisy abounds. Wiesel stood before the world during his Nobel peace prize address in 1986 and said, “The world did know and remained silent. And that is why I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides.”

He certainly took sides, choosing to praise the oppressor and condemn the victim, not even remaining silent, but enabling brutality, and justifying exclusion despite daily Palestinian suffering and humiliation.

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Re: Israel's Enabler in the U. S.

Postby seemslikeadream » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:02 pm

[quote="Bruce Dazzling" Wiesel’s refusal to include the suffering of non-Jews at the hands of the Nazis at the Holocaust Museum, along with exhibits documenting Jewish suffering, one of the most “shameful moments” in recent memory. In that episode, Wiesel described the inclusion of the terrible affliction of non-Jews by the Nazis in the Museum as an attempt to “falsify reality” and that such calls were tantamount to “stealing the Holocaust from us.”

http://www.counterpunch.org/amin04212010.html[/quote]


No Wiesel, YOU stole the Holocaust from us, fool! But imitation is the nicest form of flattery. Why is that the British are not routinely reviled for their crimes against humanity? Cause we're all fuckin' adults and kinda got over it years ago. We're all deniers here Wiesel, one and all, move on and quit looking for anti-semites around every corner. Hey how 'bout those Armenians, Native Americans, I hear Congo is the place to be this century?

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Postby sunny » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:09 pm

Israel does not allow any man under 50 years old to pray at al-Aqsa mosque or at the Dome of the Rock. This discriminatory policy has been in force for years, facilitated by over 500 Israeli military check points, planted across the West Bank, in an apartheid-like control of all aspects of Palestinian civil life.


In his address Khalidi stated that, “Israeli colonization in and around east Jerusalem aims at geostrategic control, demographic domination, psychological browbeating, economic and social disruption, doctrinal affirmation, religious fulfillment, and territorial expansion.”


Israel’s continued attempts to create facts on the ground in Jerusalem by depopulating its Arab residents (both Muslim and Christian) in favor of Jewish settlers and colonialists are well documented.


Israeli government’s primary goal in Jerusalem has been to “create a demographic and geographic situation that will thwart any future attempt to challenge Israeli sovereignty over the city.” It lists the various methods utilized to achieve this goal, including policies of institutionalized discrimination, expropriation and harassment.


Bald-faced fascism.
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Postby Nordic » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:42 pm

You know what ...... I've started posting a lot of stuff on my Facebook page, just for the hell of it, for example this morning I posted the story of Ethan McCord, the fellow who was seen in the Apache Helicopter video trying to save the shot-up kids in the van .....

But I won't post something like this. Why? Because I work in the entertainment business.

It would be stupid of me to do so.

It really bothers me that I can't post this kind of thing, that if I do, I have to do it anonymously, like, for instance, here. (not that anybody would be THAT hard pressed to figure out who I am here ....)

But even my seemingly "left-wing" Jewish friends and contacts? I don't know how that would go over.

Weird, huh?
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Postby Simulist » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:03 pm

Elie Wiesel's aging hypocrisy jumped forth one day, and did a very public pirouette (which, for a man in his eighties, was pretty darned remarkable). After years of Elie Wiesel going about insinuating anti-Jewish motives against many who dared to criticize Israel's policies, he then went on to embrace noted antisemite John Hagee (a.k.a. The Reverend Eric Cartman) who enthusiastically supports them.

(On second thought, maybe it wasn't just simple hypocrisy. Maybe Wiesel was really trying to respect Cartman's Hagee's "authoritah.")

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Postby Bruce Dazzling » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:16 pm

Nordic wrote:You know what ...... I've started posting a lot of stuff on my Facebook page, just for the hell of it, for example this morning I posted the story of Ethan McCord, the fellow who was seen in the Apache Helicopter video trying to save the shot-up kids in the van .....

But I won't post something like this. Why? Because I work in the entertainment business.

It would be stupid of me to do so.

It really bothers me that I can't post this kind of thing, that if I do, I have to do it anonymously, like, for instance, here. (not that anybody would be THAT hard pressed to figure out who I am here ....)

But even my seemingly "left-wing" Jewish friends and contacts? I don't know how that would go over.

Weird, huh?


I know what you mean, Nordic.

I'm very careful about posting articles critical of Israel on my FB page. To people who are only familiar with the lamestream media, cartoon version of the story (98% of humanity), posting a article like this is a credibility killer, and most certainly makes the poster a Jew-hating Nazi holocaust denier.

I DID post this story on my FB page though, and so far it's been met by crickets.
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Postby 17breezes » Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:44 pm

ANYONE trying to diminish the Jewish Holocaust is an asshole or worse.
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Postby apologydue » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:10 pm

17breezes wrote:

ANYONE trying to diminish the Jewish Holocaust is an asshole or worse.



Accounting for ALL the victims of the war, the Nazi Regime, and related war mongers does not diminish the Jewish Holocaust, it only diminishes the cottage industry that has grown up around it, which is a harmful by-product for everybody involved, including and perhaps especially the peaceful Jews of the world. It foments divisions where there should be solidarity among the brotherhood of the entire human race.

I'm sorry you feel so much pain, sincerely.
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Postby Peregrine » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:13 pm

17breezes wrote:ANYONE trying to diminish the Jewish Holocaust is an asshole or worse.


Where in this thread was the Jewish holocaust being diminished?
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Postby Bruce Dazzling » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:31 pm

Peregrine wrote:
17breezes wrote:ANYONE trying to diminish the Jewish Holocaust is an asshole or worse.


Where in this thread was the Jewish holocaust being diminished?


Stop trying to bring logic and reason into this, Peregrine.
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Postby 17breezes » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:01 pm

Peregrine wrote:
17breezes wrote:ANYONE trying to diminish the Jewish Holocaust is an asshole or worse.


Where in this thread was the Jewish holocaust being diminished?


For which other victim groups was a "final solution," developed? None. They can memorialize their losses any way they want. Trying to include them in "the Holocaust," is a cheesy ideological trick which attempts to minimize the unique situation encountered by the Jews in that time period. So no, it isn't Elie Wiesel who stole anything but revisionists and anyone who plays that banal game.
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Postby seemslikeadream » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:12 pm

17breezes wrote:
Peregrine wrote:
17breezes wrote:ANYONE trying to diminish the Jewish Holocaust is an asshole or worse.


Where in this thread was the Jewish holocaust being diminished?


For which other victim groups was a "final solution," developed? None. They can memorialize their losses any way they want. Trying to include them in "the Holocaust," is a cheesy ideological trick which attempts to minimize the unique situation encountered by the Jews in that time period. So no, it isn't Elie Wiesel who stole anything but revisionists and anyone who plays that banal game.


Starving the Irish to death was not a final soloution? And Wiesel brought up the stealing thing, I just wanted to set the record straight, there were a number of holocausts not just one. Many before, many after.

And many denied
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Postby 17breezes » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:28 pm

seemslikeadream wrote:
17breezes wrote:
Peregrine wrote:
17breezes wrote:ANYONE trying to diminish the Jewish Holocaust is an asshole or worse.


Where in this thread was the Jewish holocaust being diminished?


For which other victim groups was a "final solution," developed? None. They can memorialize their losses any way they want. Trying to include them in "the Holocaust," is a cheesy ideological trick which attempts to minimize the unique situation encountered by the Jews in that time period. So no, it isn't Elie Wiesel who stole anything but revisionists and anyone who plays that banal game.


Starving the Irish to death was not a final soloution? And Wiesel brought up the stealing thing, I just wanted to set the record straight, there were a number of holocausts not just one. Many before, many after.

And many denied


No it wasn't. The "final solution," the "Endlösung der Judenfrage" (Final Solution to the Jewish Question) was a predicted and conferenced (Wanasee conference) game plan to destroy European Jewry. It was a singular unique event which had no predecessor nor equal to date. What happened to the Irish was nothing like it even though it too was unique. It even has its own name.

So by all means talk about it; memorialize it but don't fucking accuse the Jews of stealing anyone's thunder when it comes to "holocausts." That's just asshattery.
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Postby seemslikeadream » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:56 pm

17breezes wrote:
seemslikeadream wrote:
17breezes wrote:
Peregrine wrote:
17breezes wrote:ANYONE trying to diminish the Jewish Holocaust is an asshole or worse.


Where in this thread was the Jewish holocaust being diminished?


For which other victim groups was a "final solution," developed? None. They can memorialize their losses any way they want. Trying to include them in "the Holocaust," is a cheesy ideological trick which attempts to minimize the unique situation encountered by the Jews in that time period. So no, it isn't Elie Wiesel who stole anything but revisionists and anyone who plays that banal game.


Starving the Irish to death was not a final soloution? And Wiesel brought up the stealing thing, I just wanted to set the record straight, there were a number of holocausts not just one. Many before, many after.

And many denied


No it wasn't. The "final solution," the "Endlösung der Judenfrage" (Final Solution to the Jewish Question) was a predicted and conferenced (Wanasee conference) game plan to destroy European Jewry. It was a singular unique event which had no predecessor nor equal to date. What happened to the Irish was nothing like it even though it too was unique. It even has its own name.

So by all means talk about it; memorialize it but don't fucking accuse the Jews of stealing anyone's thunder when it comes to "holocausts." That's just asshattery.



Wiesel the one that first accused someone of stealing HIS holocaust, and YOU are not aware of or choose to ignore the history's of others genocide, attempted genocide . Seems to me you are MY little holocaust denier. I don't deny The Jewish Holocaust, never have never will, but you sir deny mine.
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Postby Joe Hillshoist » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:32 am

And mine.
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