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Even people who recognize atrocities when they see them are not fully aware of how pervasive Zionist propaganda has become in our perceptions regarding Israel.
What's going on in the Palestine region of the middle east isn't an Arab/Muslim/Jewish war. That's a Zionist manufactured perception which immediately links these events to centuries of Jewish oppression leading to the holocaust.
What's going on in Palestine and the surrounding area is war between Zionists and the people who had the misfortune of living on land Zionists believe God gave to Jews. In other words this conflict is about ethnic cleansing, not anti-semiticism.
Here are some other facts:
Judaism is a religion, not a race.
Not all Jews support Zionism or Israel.
Not all Arabs or Palestinians support violence or Hamas.
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Muslims and Jews peacefully co-existed for centuries before Zionism. Not only were Jews tolerated in many Arab countries, some Muslim/Arab nations welcomed and invited Jewish immigration.
The Ottomans who controlled Palestine for centuries before WW I were especially friendly toward Jews. Jews were for the most part were protected as long as they paid their taxes and supported their government. Jews held high offices in the Ottoman bureaucracy, ran successful businesses and were respected doctors, lawyers and other professionals. The Ottomans allowed Jews to travel to and live in any part of their empire including the region known as Palestine. That changed when Zionists arrived in Palestine over 100 years ago and began harrassing the locals and committing violent acts.
Israeli source describing Jewish/Ottoman/Turkish relations
Brief History of Turkish Jews
Serious trouble between Arabs and Jews in Arab nations really began in 1947 as a result of Zionists atrocities committed against Arabs in Palestine which met and continue to meet the definition of ethnic cleansing.
Israeli Historian Ilan Pappe regarding Zionist Ethnic Cleansing
The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by Ilan Pappe
Over the next decades rising Arab anti-semiticism pushed most Jews out of most Arab countries. Israel was seen as a safe haven. But not all Jews who left Arab countries immigrated to Israel. Many came to US, Canada and South America. Some Arab countries, like Iran protected their Jewish citizens and they still have thriving Jewish communities today. If this was a war between Arabs/Muslims and Jews as portrayed by Zionist propaganda then Iranian Jews and other Jews living in Arab/Muslim countries would be treated as poorly as Israeli Arabs (including Palestinians).
What's going on today in Gaza is the latest chapter in a Zionist ethnic cleansing war of Palestine which began in 1947. Since 1947, Zionists have effectively wiped Palestine off the map. But they still have a problem with the original residents and their descendents.
In the past, it was relatively easy for Zionists who are influential in Western Governments and the news media to control western perceptions through well established propaganda techniques. Effectively they were able to create a misperception that the oppressor was a victim and the oppressed deserved oppression. Many people in Canada and other western nations still have this misperception.
But the world has changed since 1947. Propaganda techniques which worked back then won't work now. Because of the internet, youtube and forums like this, people can find out for themselves and see what's going on in the world rather than having a controlled and filtered corporate/government view which favors the Zionists.
Israel and the Zionists who control Israel still use propaganda in an attempt to control our perceptions. For example, Israel's propaganda regarding a rocket crisis fooled most of the same gullible people who believed Iraq was a WMD threat and Saddam Hussein was working with al Qaeda. Look at the posts here on this forum as proof.
But if you are aware of the facts in this video below, you realize that Israel's leaders deliberately started this battle for purely selfish reasons.
Israeli official confirms Israel violated its true with Hamas first:
YouTube - Israel comfirm that Hamas doesn't broke the truce
Here is an Israeli government document confirms Israel violated the truce:
4. An analysis of the situation on the ground indicates two distinct periods:
i) A period of relative quiet between June 19 and November 4 : As of June 19, there was a marked reduction in the extent of attacks on the western Negev population. The lull was sporadically violated by rocket and mortar shell fire, carried out by rogue terrorist organizations, in some instance in defiance of Hamas (especially by Fatah and Al-Qaeda supporters). Hamas was careful to maintain the ceasefire. The IDF refrained from undertaking counterterrorism activities in the Gaza Strip, taking only routine defensive security measures along the border fence. Between June 19 and November 4, 20 rockets (three of which fell inside the Gaza Strip) and 18 mortar shells (five of which fell inside the Gaza Strip) were fired at Israel .
ii) The escalation and erosion of the lull arrangement, November 4 to the time of this writing, December 17 2: On November 4 the IDF carried out a military action close to the border security fence on the Gazan side to prevent an abduction planned by Hamas, which had dug a tunnel under the fence to that purpose. Seven Hamas terrorist operatives were killed during the action. In retaliation, Hamas and the other terrorist organizations attacked Israel with a massive barrage of rockets.
The Six Months of the Lull Arrangement
The war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by Israel in Gaza since Israel deliberately broke the ceasefire on November 4, 2008 will eventually come back to haunt Israelis and the west. Each atrocity committed by Israel in Gaza like their war crimes in Lebanon in 2006 can be seen more clearly and unfiltered by more people that at any time in the past.
Israel gained nothing materially during this latest battle in their Palestinain ethnic cleansing war and their security situation will become more grave over time. 1.5 billion Arabs and Muslims witnessed the atrocities thanks to the proliferation of portable video recording devices in Gaza. Thousands of young Arabs and Muslims all over the world have probably volunteered for anti-Israel organizations like Hezbollah and Hamas or anti-west organizations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The long term implications of Israel's atrocities in Gaza are grave, not only for Israel but also western interests throughout the middle east.
An analysis of the facts supports the conclusion that Israel's leaders started this current orgy of violence for purely selfish reasons related to an upcoming election in Israel. Their war crimes have nothing to do with Hamas rockets because at the time they started this crisis, Hamas wasn't firing any rockets at Israel and was arresting anyone who did.
Israeli news source backing up this fact
Hamas arrests Gaza rocket cell - Israel News, Ynetnews
November 20, 2008 Human Rights Watch open letter to Hamas about their rocket attacks against Israel which supports this fact.
Letter to Hamas to Stop Rocket Attacks | Human Rights Watch
Israel's leaders knew their opponents in the Knesset would hammer them in upcoming elections over their mishandling of the 2006 battle with Hezbollah in Lebanon. They needed a "successful" battle in order to silence their critics. One or two rocket attacks a month and Hamas arresting those responsible isn't a crisis. In order to manuacture a perception of a crisis, they planned and ordered an attack on Hamas in violation of the truce. The resulting reprisals from Hamas, tit-for-tat escalations were an excuse they manipulated through propaganda into percieved justification for a war they wanted just in time for Israeli elections.
The date Israel's leaders chose to deliberately and clearly violate the truce and provoke Hamas was November 4, 2008. The same day the US and the world was distracted by Barack Obama's election. Hamas's reaction to Israeli raids and targeted assassinations which killed six Hamas members was predicable. Hamas responded with the only weapons in their arsenal: rockets. Those limited attacks which resulted in no deaths were in turn used to deliberately escalate a truce into open conflict. By the time the ceasefire officially ended in December 2008, it no longer existed.
Israel's leaders deliberately manipulated events and told selective truths in order to justify an invasion into one of the world's most densely populated areas where the civilians have no place to run or hide. That action is a war crime and a crime against humanity which a majority of Canadians support. Shame on Canada!
If you want to think for yourself and avoid being manipulated by propaganda into supporting atrocities, you need to understand how propaganda works and recognize it.
I recommend reading this link:
Here is a two hour documentary which will make you aware of propaganda and open your eyes regarding many world events you may have thought you understood:
We are still being manipulated by propaganda. This video is a good example of Palestinian demonizing propaganda.
YouTube - Hamas terrorists kill innocent Palestinian in Gaza (Rare Video) (Must See)
Likely the video itself is undoctored (truth based) but the narration/explanation is certainly manipulative and uses many well known propaganda techniques. However if you were aware that Fatah and Hamas fought a civil war and were hostile toward each other, you would be aware of alternate possibilities explaining the images in the video. In order for that propganda to be effective, you have to accept what the narrator tells you without thinking about it too much.
The Israeli propaganda ministry probably went through hundreds of videos until they settled on one they decided would be the most effective at manipulating people into believing Palestinians are inherently evil and deserving punishment/death.
The Nazis did the same thing to Jews. They started with truths. Mixed in misinformation and lies and manufactured a distorted perception of Judaism. Most Germans bought the anti-Semitic propaganda which is why so many Germans failed to speak up or act during the holocaust and others volunteered to work in the death camps.
Canada's pro-Israeli ethnic cleansing propaganda is just as manipulative and potentially just as dangerous. We have been exposed to selective truths and incorrect information to create pro-Israeli pro-ethnic cleansing misperceptions regarding this conflict. For example:
AFP: Canada blames Hamas for civilian casualties in Gaza
As a result most Canadians support Israel's war crimes and crimes against humanity. Canadians aren't more immune from propaganda than Germans.
Sure Arabs have their propaganda too. But its more focused on the Arab world. Which means unless you speak Arabic you wouldn't understand most of it and culturally it doesn't push our hot buttons. As a result its far less effective on westerners.
Some people here incorrectly percieve me as pro-Palestine. That's false. I don't support war crimes or war criminals and openly denounce them. It would be more accurate to describe me as against oppression and injustice and supporting peace and non-violent resistance.
I recognize Hamas and other Palestinian militant groups have committed atrocities. Hamas atrocities are responsible for about 28 deaths since 2001.
BBC NEWS | Middle East | Q&A: Gaza conflict
I also recognize that Jews have suffered centuries of injustice and oppression, mostly in Europe, but also around the world including Palestine. But I refuse to allow war criminals and evil people to use these facts regarding Jewish suffering to manipulate me through propaganda into supporting their crimes against humanity.
My conscience and morality compels me to speak out against war crimes and crimes against humanity. Speaking out against oppression and injustice is one way to help the oppressed achieve freedom and justice.
I speak out for the same reason as this Jewish MP in the British Parliament speaks out:
YouTube - UK Jewish MP: Israel acting like Nazis in Gaza
Jewish MP: Israel acting like Nazis in Gaza
Quotes from above:
"My grandmother did not die to provide cover for Israeli soldiers murdering Palestinian grandmothers in Gaza.
The present Israeli government ruthlessly and cynically exploits the continuing guilt from gentiles over the slaughter of Jews in the Holocaust as justification for their murder of Palestinians."
Israel will never achieve peace through conquest. Israel's leaders aren't just war criminals, they're also fools.
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I focus primarily on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict because its one conflict where our government and most Canadians have sided with war criminals and evil people.
Canada plays an active role helping Israel kill thousands and oppress and imprison millions. All Canadians should have a problem with that. I hope that Canadians of good conscience will make themselves aware of the facts in this conflict and speak out.