"Bibi" Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, is a disciple of Ze'ev Jabotinsky, the founder of the most radical, racist, and militant form of Zionism. The West should know that there can be no appeasement with such fanatics who are devoted to an ideology of Jewish supremacism and Greater Israel. The fact that the U.S. and the international community have now clearly condemned illegal Israeli settlements is piling pressure on Netanyahu and his government of extremists. The crucial question now is how will Netanyahu respond to this pressure? This is a dangerous situation because Zionist zealots usually react with violence and terrorism.
By Christopher Bollyn,
"New construction in East Jerusalem or the West Bank undermines that mutual trust and endangers the proximity talks that are the first step toward the full negotiations that both sides say they want and need," Hillary Clinton told the Israeli lobby AIPAC on March 22. "And it exposes daylight between Israel and the United States that others in the region hope to exploit. It undermines America's unique ability to play a role, an essential role, in the peace process." Israel's "new construction" on occupied land is illegal, a point that cannot be ignored.
How can any American support a state like Israel that is built on a basis of racial and religious segregation? If apartheid was wrong in South Africa, how can it be acceptable in Palestine? Only a racist could support the apartheid state created by Zionism. Why does the U.S. support the Jewish racism of Israel? Why are U.S. taxpayer dollars being used to build illegal settlements and Israel's hideously ugly wall of separation? It is high time for the American people to boycott Israeli racism and demand that U.S. foreign policy reflect fundamental American principles and values.
Hagi Ben Artzi, Benjamin Netanyahu's brother-in-law and a devoted follower of the aptly named rabbi Kook, told the Israeli press that President Barack Obama is an anti-Semite. “Unfortunately, there is an anti-Semitic president in America,” he said. “As a politician who ran for president, he had to hide it, but from time to time, it bursts out from inside. It’s creating a difficult situation for Israel, but we won’t even consider giving up on our deep interests.” Ben Artzi is a religious zealot who believes in "the redemption of Greater Israel." He was an advocate of the extremely racist policies of the late Meir Kahane. To understand the dangerous fanaticism of the Netanyahu- Ben Artzi clan, I recommend "Ben Artzi's last stand" by Vered Levy-Barzilai in Haaretz of April 28, 2004
The Israeli Wall of Apartheid at Kalandia checkpoint on March 16 - How can Americans support such a blatantly racist regime in Israel? Why is Jewish racism tolerated?
During his recent trip to Israel, Vice President Joe Biden and the Obama administration were insulted and embarrassed by the Israeli government's announcement on March 10 that it had approved construction of an additional 1,600 homes in the illegal Israeli settlement named Ramat Shlomo.
The so-called Quartet of Middle East peace mediators, made up of representatives from the United Nations, United States, European Union and Russia, urged Israel to freeze all settlement activity after talks in Moscow on March 19. The Quartet issued a formal statement read by UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon, which said: "The Quartet urges the government of Israel to freeze all settlement activities… and to refrain from demolitions and evictions. It condemns the decision by the government of Israel to advance planning for new housing units in east Jerusalem."
The following day, Saturday March 20, Ban rejected Israel's distinction between East Jerusalem and the West Bank, noting that both are occupied lands. Israeli settlement building anywhere on occupied land is illegal and must be stopped, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said after viewing some of the illegal Israeli settlements and the Wall of Apartheid near Jerusalem. "The world has condemned Israel's settlement plans in east Jerusalem," Ban told a news conference after his brief tour. "Let us be clear. All settlement activity is illegal anywhere in occupied territory and must be stopped."
An ultra-orthodox Jew from France shopping for a house in Ramat Shlomo
Rabbi Eli Yishai is Israel's Interior Minister
The minister of housing and construction is Ariel Atias, the number two man in the party.
Ariel Atias, Minister of Housing and Construction, actively promotes a policy of racial and religious apartheid.
The Shas party has a history of criminal activity. Aryeh Deri, the former interior minister and chairman of Shas, was sentenced to three years in jail in 1999 for a range of corruption charges and bribery. Here he is seen after his release from prison in July 2002.
Israeli Housing Minister Atias openly advocates segregation in Israel in order to create an apartheid state. Israeli construction policies under Minister Atias are designed to separate Jews from non-Jews, and religious Jews from secular Jews. On July 2, 2009, the Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz reported that at a conference of the Israel Bar Association focused on reforming Israel's Land Administration, Atias had called for the segregation of Israel's Arab population from Jewish Israelis, saying that achieving this separation or apartheid state was "a national duty."
Atias, as minister of housing and construction, explained his policy that Israeli land should be marketed to each sector separately, in order to create segregation, not just between Jews and Arabs but also between other sectors, such as ultra-Orthodox and secular Jews. "There is a severe housing crisis among the young ultra-Orthodox couples, and in the general population. I, as an ultra-Orthodox Jew, don't think that religious Jews should have to live in the same neighborhood as secular couples, so as to avoid unnecessary friction. And since some 5,000 to 6,000 religious couples get married every year, a problem arises because they require a certain kind of community life that goes along with their lifestyle."
On March 16, Palestinians from the nearby refugee camp of Shufat protested the illegal plan to build more Israeli homes on their land. News photos from the Israeli military/police response to the protest show how Israel uses undercover police that look and dress like Palestinians. This is important to understand because Israel often uses agents that look and act like Arabs. The Israelis probably used agents like these to create the cut-out for the "hijackers" of the false flag terrorism of 9-11.
I find the Israeli use of undercover police in this protest very interesting because this three man team operated in a very similar way to how the three-man squad of military trained undercover cops assaulted me at my home in August 2006. (In my case, however, the cop with the gun would have had his handgun aimed at me on the ground. It would have been Darin Felgenhauer who, as the lethal officer, was prepared to shoot me in case the TASERing made me go berserk.)
Here the undercover cops are operating with protection of uniformed police. How is one to know that these men without uniforms are actually police? This is what I had to deal with when a three-man undercover tactical squad invaded my property in Hoffman Estates, threatened my family, and refused to identify themselves. I was very soon in the same position as the brave Palestinian in these photos.
With a young Palestinian in custody, the Israeli undercover cops give their victim the same kind of treatment I got from an undercover tactical squad in Hoffman Estates. The cop on top of the victim's head would have been Timothy Stoy, who knelt directly on my right temple for more than two minutes while the second cop (Michael Barber) applied the drive stun TASER shock of 50,000 volts to my lower back. The one with the gun would be the lethal officer, Darin Felgenhauer, prepared to deliver the fatal shot.
The Israeli undercover cops act just like the three-man tactical unit who assaulted me in Hoffman Estates on my property in front of my wife and 8-year-old daughter. After assaulting me, breaking my right arm, and TASERing me while I was pinned down in handcuffs - the undercover cops, who never identified themselves as police, charged me with assaulting them and resisting arrest. With a Zionist prosecutor, judge, and clerk calling the shots, I was found guilty on both charges and faced a year in Cook County Jail at sentencing. In my case, two of the three undercover cops (Stoy and Felgenhauer) apparently do not even have police uniforms. (See "Evidence of a Police Conspiracy to Injure Bollyn")
Dr. Nigel Parsons, a Middle East specialist and senior lecturer in politics, explained why the Israeli plan is so strongly rejected by Palestinians:
"This cuts right to the heart of the conflict. This is the essence of the problem - the state of Israel lending institutional support to housing for Jewish settlers while in the same location some of the world's most vulnerable people struggle in overcrowded conditions awaiting an end to the occupation and recognition of their rights…
"Restrictions on movement, unemployment, over-crowding, and separation from the West Bank have generated difficult conditions. However, offers of relocation have been refused by camp residents for fear of undermining the Palestinian right of return, a matter for final status negotiations between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organisation.
"In lieu of a final status agreement, Shu'fat captures Palestine in microcosm: an isolated, disempowered indigenous population and an overcrowded refugee camp confront advancing Israeli settlement."
The Shufat refugee camp is inside Israel's apartheid wall on land coveted by Jewish settlers.
Ramat Shlomo and Shufat are on a very large piece of occupied Palestinian land that has been illegally confiscated by the construction of the Israeli Wall of Apartheid. The green line is the legal border; the red and dotted line is the outline of the Wall.
He should have snapped his notebook shut, gotten right back on Air Force Two, flown home and left the following scribbled note behind: “Message from America to the Israeli government: Friends don’t let friends drive drunk. And right now, you’re driving drunk. You think you can embarrass your only true ally in the world, to satisfy some domestic political need, with no consequences? You have lost total contact with reality.
Joe Biden and Benjamin Netanyahu - What is there to laugh about?
"Big four tell Israel: Don't build in east Jerusalem" by Amy Teibel, The Scotsman, March 20, 2010