by Christopher Bollyn,
June 11, 2010
Terrorist Brothers in Arms - Rahm Emanuel, Chief of Staff of the Obama White House, spent a week in Israel just before Israel's attack on the Freedom Flotilla. Emanuel, an Israeli citizen and son of an Irgun terrorist, met with prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on May 26, 2010. The Obama administration refused to condemn Israel's criminal action on the high seas in which at least nine unarmed civilians were killed.
I am speaking to them in their own language. The sixth commandment says 'thou shalt not kill'. Did you not understand?"
- Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan
From the reign of Nero to that of Antoninus Pius, the Jews discovered a fierce impatience of the dominion of Rome, which repeatedly broke out in the most furious massacres and insurrections. Humanity is shocked at the recital of the horrid cruelties which they committed in the cities of Egypt, of Cyprus, and of Cyrene, where they dwelt in treacherous friendship with the unsuspecting natives, and we are tempted to applaud the severe retaliation which was exercised by the arms of the legions against a race of fanatics whose dire and credulous superstition seemed to render them the implacable enemies not only of the Roman government, but of human kind.
- Edward Gibbon, Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776)
"THE BEST OF THE GENTILES - KILL HIM"
Humanity is shocked, once again, by the Israeli massacre of nine peace activists on the Gaza-bound Freedom Flotilla on Memorial Day. Eyewitness testimony and the evidence indicate that unarmed victims, including one American teenager, were executed in cold blood.
Shocking Israeli massacres of unarmed civilians are actually very common and frequent. During Christmas of 2008, the Israeli military (headed by Ehud Barak) launched a criminal assault against the defenseless population of the Gaza Strip, killing some 1,400 civilians – many with white phosphorus and other banned weapons. Although a U.N. investigation determined that Israeli forces committed a raft of war crimes during the assault, neither the prime minister nor the defense minister Ehud Barak was charged with war crimes.
Israel used white phosphorus on the civilian population of Gaza during their assault during Christmas 2008. Israeli forces even destroyed a U.N. warehouse and an American school with white phosphorus. Despite a U.N. report that found that Israel had committed a raft of war crimes no Israeli has faced criminal charges.
Like a large criminal gang, most Israeli leaders, including president Shimon Peres, have been involved in the commission of war crimes. Peres, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize (and father of Israel's nuclear weapons arsenal) is actually a colossal criminal. He was, for example, prime minister during the 1996 invasion of Lebanon when Israeli forces targeted the U.N. base near Cana (Qana) killing scores of refugees who had sought shelter with the United Nations.
More than 106 Lebanese civilians were killed during Shimon Peres' Grapes of Wrath artillery shelling of the U.N. camp at Cana in the Galilee region of south Lebanon in April 1996. But why did Israel intentionally target civilians huddling in a U.N. base? Why are Israeli political and military leaders never held accountable for the massacres they commit? Why is Israel treated differently than every other state in the world?
Massacres and "ethnic cleansing" are central to Zionist history. The Zionist state is built on the land and villages of Palestinians who were either killed outright or forced into exile. Some four hundred Palestinian towns and villages were ethnically cleansed during the Zionist conquest of Palestine in 1947-1948. Israeli forces have continued to perpetrate massacres during the six decades since. Why do Israelis commit so many massacres?
Non-Jews cannot understand why Jews commit massacres without understanding Jewish morals and laws about killing non-Jews. Although it may be difficult to fathom, Jewish rabbinical law permits Jews to kill non-Jews - without penalty. Israeli soldiers are actually instructed to kill non-Jewish civilians - whenever they come across them:
When our forces come across civilians during a war or in hot pursuit or in a raid, so long as there is no certainty that those civilians are incapable of harming our forces, then according to the Halakhah they may and even should be killed ... Under no circumstances should an Arab be trusted, even if he makes an impression of being civilized ... In war, when our forces storm the enemy, they are allowed and even enjoined by the Halakhah to kill even good civilians, that is, civilians who are ostensibly good.
- In the Wake of the Yom Kippur War, Central Region Command (Israel Defense Forces), 1973, quoted in Ha'olam Hazzeh, 5 January 1974
The late Israeli author named Israel Shahak wrote an essential book about Zionism and Jewish supremacism, entitled Jewish History, Jewish Religion, which revealed the inherent racism of Jewish rabbinical law and how the rabbis of the Israeli military enjoin soldiers to kill non-Jews:
The non-Jewish nations have a custom according to which war has its own rules, like those of a game, like the rules of football or basketball. But according to the sayings of our sages, of blessed memory…war for us is not a game but a vital necessity, and only by this standard must we decide how to wage it. On the one hand…we seem to learn that if a Jew murders a Gentile, he is regarded as a murderer and, except for the fact that no court has the right to punish him, the gravity of the deed is like that of any other murder. But we find in the very same authorities in another place…that Rabbi Shim'on used to say: "The best of Gentiles - kill him; the best of snakes dash out its brains."
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, a significant Israeli political figure and spiritual leader of the Shas political party, is regarded as Israel's foremost rabbinical authority. In April 2001 (here with Ariel Sharon) Rabbi Yosef gave a sermon that was seen as calling for the "extermination of the Arabs." About the rabbi's racist comments, Hasan Asfur, a Palestinian minister, said: "This is the culture of murder, terrorism and blood." This is the same Jewish "culture of murder, terrorism and blood" that killed thousands of innocent Americans on 9-11.
Sources and Recommended Reading:
Rabbi denounced as "war criminal", BBC News, April 11, 2001
Shahak, Israel, Jewish History, Jewish Religion: The Weight of Three Thousand Years