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Friday, March 26, 2010

They Don't Care About Us!!!

Know the TRUTH about the Government Health Care Bill H.R.3200 - Key Points

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The 12 Tribes of Israel?


The 12 Tribes of Israel

JUDAH
The Black American descendents of slaves

BENJAMIN
The West Indian descendents of slaves

LEVI
The Haitian descendents of slaves

EPHRAIM
The Puerto Rican descendents of the Taino/Arawak Indians

SIMEON
The Dominican descendents of the native Indians in D.R.


ZEBULON
All descendents of the native Indians from Guatemala to Panama
Including Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica

MANASSEH
The Cuban descendents of the native Indians in Cuba

GAD
The descendents of the North American Indians

REUBEN
The descendents of the Seminole Indians

NAPHTALI
The descendents of the native Indians of Argentina and Chile

ASHER
The descendents of the native Indians from Columbia to Uruguay
Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay

ISSACHAR
All descendents of the native Indians from Mexico

(Note: Your tribe is solely based on your descendents/ancestors on your father’s side of the family only!)-Editor's Note: This is an interesting take that is confirmed through scripture. The promises, oracles, and covenants came through the Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It was Jacob who conferred the blessings upon his twelve sons just mentioned. (See Genesis, chapter 49)

Source: http://www.hyk12.com/index.php?id=12 Tribes

Editor's Note: I still have yet to study and validate these tribal designations for these people groups, though I am convinced that many people of color are in fact Israelites. Just study the curses in Deuteronomy 28:15-68 for clues as to who these people are. The American blacks, in particular, fit the bill to the letter.

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Israelites Are Black (Slavery and Oppression) Part 1


Elisha J. Israel explains the identity of Israel through the curses that they were to suffer as a result of their disobedience to the commandments of Hashem. Elisha J. Israel is author of the phenemomenal book Into Egypt Again With Ships: A Message to the Forgotten Israelites (African Americans). The viewer of this video is strongly encouraged to read this book.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Middle East Conflict - Bro Marlon #1


Find out why there are two nations of people claiming heritage to Jerusalem, the Promised Land and why neither has any right to it except the True Israelites.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Judgement, Part I


To those who say, "It's not about color" are correct, but you are saying this to the wrong people. You should preach this message to those who are responsible for the perpetuation of racism: the Global elite who uses White Supremacy to maintain a vicious agenda for world subjuagtion and world domination. At this Site, I seek to recover the knowledge of a stolen identity which I believe if understood could uplift a down-trodden people, the so-called "African Americans" (a US government designation, by the way) who are in fact Hebrew-Israelites whose origins are in Palestine.

Friday, March 19, 2010

The Biblical Hebrews Of The Bible


This video is a demonstration of the increase of the revelation as to who the children of Israel are.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

“THE SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN”

“THE SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN”
by Silas Rodriguez

“I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.” (Rev. 2:9)

“Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.” (Rev. 3:9)

“…beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.” (Matt. 16:11)


For the past several months, I have been on a journey, a journey through a bewildering matrix. To a degree, I feel like I’ve changed paths, switched gears. I have plunged into something that in its very nature is pervasive, so insidious, and so devilish, that it bears to be exposed.

There is a physical entity which is spiritual in nature that far exceeds the natural realm of the understanding. This entity is the synagogue of Satan. But Jesus, our Lord and Savior, the true Messiah of Israel, is very specific about who these people are. He says that they claim to be Jews but are not; but in fact are liars. He is keenly aware, intimately aware of their flagrant blasphemies. They claim allegiance to God but secretly are the synagogue of Satan.

Their religion is camouflaged in deceit, dissimulation, and perverted wickedness. They in fact sit in Satan’s seat. They are positioned firmly in that place of global authority. These pretentious Jews formulated a system called “Babylon.” In fact their Talmud is the bedrock, the very justification for their licentiousness and quest for world domination.

She is described in the scripture as a woman “arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones (she is the epitome of worldly preeminence and wealth), having the golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication.” This is an astounding picture of the influence of this Jewish power, this false Jewish power.

This woman is elegant, pleasing to the eye and indiscernible to the average citizen of any given country, irrespective of social status. Upon her forehead, now going back to my initial reference of this Jewish system being termed “Babylon,” she has a name written called:

MYSTERY: this signifies her uncanny ability to operate covertly in the earth. She moves mysteriously, deceiving unwary gentiles in her path. She is a master at subterfuge, dissimulation, and reckless perversion at its most subtle level. She lives by a deep, cavernous code of secrecy and everyone born into her lives by that same code.

BABYLON THE GREAT: Spiritual prostitution rests with her. She is representative of the womb that spawns the depths of the counsels of Satan.

THE MOTHER OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH: This delineates the apex of the wickedness of this imperial Jewish power. This woman is not content to simply bask in her debauchery and vainglory. We see that she holds the saints in her piercing, bone-crushing fangs. John says, “And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered in great admiration.” (Rev. 17:6)

But more is to be revealed that becomes more insidiously degenerate, reprehensible, and monstrous. The woman is carried by the beast! (Rev. 17:7) The beast is the incarnation of satanic power, ultimately. The prowess of this power is represented by seven heads and ten horns. Serious spiritual interpretation is required here or the whole point can be missed.

Within this anti-Christ system, there are seven mountains, seven representing a complete unifying system of perfection. The seven heads symbolize this mountain. And the woman sits on these seven mountains of continental power. (17: 9) In conjunction with the mountains are seven kings; five are cut off, one remains, and the other has not yet been revealed.

But upon his (the king not yet revealed) illustrious advent, he will continue “a short space.” Time is not the predominating factor. What is paramount here is his influence. In verse 11, we see that this beast has a chameleon-like nature, he is the eighth, but is the seventh at the same time. God brings us into the psychology of these people called the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, but are not, but in fact lie. In verse 12, we are introduced to the ten horns; the ten horns are further elaborated upon. These ten horns are in fact ten kings. But these kings have received no kingdom as of yet. However, power is conferred on them by the beast. And John is very specific when he says, “These have one mind (they are unified in thought, purpose, and will), and shall give their power and strength to the beast.”

Now this is where the script gets more intriguing: “THESE SHALL MAKE WAR WITH THE LAMB!” (17:14) In this colossal struggle, the Lamb (Christ) shall overcome them based on this sole criterion: FOR HE IS LORD OF LORDS, AND KING OF KINGS. But it does not conclude there; there is the corporate man (us): AND THEY THAT ARE WITH HIM ARE CALLED, CHOSEN (the true Israel, the Church), AND FAITHFUL.

At this point, “the woman” is now revealed as the “the whore.” (Rev. 17: 1b) Within this profoundly iniquitous matrix, a great betrayal, this striking coup d’etat occurs. The ten kings rebel against the whore; they desolate her, strip her naked, eat her flesh, and burn her with fire! It is to be understood that this is the predetermined sovereign will of God at work here. It is elucidated by John that, “God hath put in their hearts (the ten kings’) to fulfill His will, and to agree and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.” Essentially and fundamentally, we are dealing with the same corrupt system. One is seemingly destroyed that the other might continue.

The nature of what is being discussed here is spiritual and prophetic in the sense that it communicates the testimony of Jesus Christ. (Rev. 19: 10b) God uncovers the conspiracy in order to bring us into a fuller understanding of what He is accomplishing in Christ. I must assure myself as the road becomes ever so isolating that what is being revealed to me is not accidental but deliberately intended by God for me to know and inform others with.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Defamation (2009 Film)


"Anti-semitism...what's that mean?...no way, man...Jewish people control the world...of course." (as quoted by a Jew in this film) Abe Foxman and his organization the ADL (Anti-Defamtion League) are exposed in this film. The viewer will also witness the all-pervasive paranoia that exists in the Eastern European Jewish community. This particular film deals with the issue of "anti-Semitism" which is a politicized and intensely irrational misnomer. These so-called "Jews" are not Semites but have origins in a Turko-Finnish-Khazarian ancestry. The filmmaker Yoav Shamir is an "Israeli Jew" whose family emigrated from Russia during the early Zionist campaigns for colonization. I have done extensive research on who the real children of Shem, Abraham, and Israel are...and they are not these people. The visitor to this Site is encouraged to click on the links that reveal the true identity of the children of Israel. Much light has been shed through my independent research and I am trusting God to make the revelation fuller, brighter, clearer, and sharper than ever before in the coming weeks and months ahead. The concept of the lost tribes being a myth is a lie borne from the imaginations of the wicked.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Club Of Rome and The Committee of 300


Club of Rome and The Committee of 300 working cohesively as one unit, which is a sub-division of the Illuminati.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Holocaust Lie-Zionists Exposed

These invaders and occupiers of Palestine who are primarily from Poland (the cradle of Eastern European Jewry), Germany, Austria, Lithuania and Russia have the audacity to cry about their "Holocaust" when they are in fact more guilty than their co-religionist Adolf Hitler in the extermination of Gazans. (Yes, I am convinced that Hitler was a Jew, a self-hating one at that) We wait upon God to liberate a Land and restore a People. The Children of Israel have yet to be restored to their Land. These Edomite-Khazars are not the Children of Israel, they are not the Chosen People. These pale-faced pirates are the Synagogue of Satan. (Rev. 2:9 and 3:9)



DISCLAIMER: I am not a so-called "Holocaust" denier. It is true that Eastern European Jews perished in the Nazi concentration camps. This cannot be denied. What is not taught is that many suffered at the hands of the Ordieneist, Hitler's Jewish secret police. What is not true is that six million Jews died primarily by gas chambers. The six million number and the gas chamber assertion are historical myths and exaggerations. Hitler had no written program of extermination but of deportation.

Let's consult the following document for scientific historical proof: the confidential German Foreign Office memorandum of August 21, 1942 (Nuremberg document NG-2586-J. NMT green series, Vol. 13, pp. 243-249) states, "The present war gives Germany the opportunity and also the duty of solving the Jewish problem in Europe ," the memorandum notes. The policy "to promote the evacuation of the Jews (from Europe ) in closest cooperation with the agencies of the Reichsfuhrer SS [Himmler] is still in force." The memo noted that "the number of Jews deported in this way to the East did not suffice to cover the labor needs."

The document quotes German Foreign Minister von Ribbentrop as saying that "at the end of this war, all Jews would have to leave Europe . This was an unalterable decision of the Fuhrer [Hitler] and also the only way to master this problem, as only a global and comprehensive solution could be applied and individual measures would not help very much."

The memorandum concludes by stating that the "deportations [of Jews to the East] are a further step on the way to the total solution . . . The deportation to the [Polish] General Government is a temporary measure. The Jews will be moved on further to the occupied [Soviet] eastern territories as soon as the technical conditions for it are given." This unambiguous document, and others like it, are routinely suppressed or ignored by those who uphold the Holocaust extermination story. (Cited from the independent researches of Mark Weber, THE HOLOCAUST: Let's Hear Both Sides)

Regarding the Gas Chamber fabrication the silenced Jewish revisionist historian David Cole states, "Now that I've gone through the Auschwitz main camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Majdanek, Mauthausen, and Dachau , I feel even more secure in my position as a Revisionist that there exists no convincing evidence that Jews or anyone else were taken EN MASSE into gas chambers and killed by the Nazis at these camps. In fact, the remains that I inspected at the camp sites seem, in many different ways, to directly contradict these claims.

I returned to the United States with more than 25 hours of video footage from the camps. At Majdanek I uncovered obvious tampering with the buildings exhibited as gas chambers. This evidence was discovered when my attractive camerawoman busted a lock and got us into a room that is not open to tourists. There we were able to view several items in their original state, most notably the doors, which were clearly constructed to latch from both the outside AND the inside." (Cited from the independent researches of David Cole, A JEWISH REVISIONIST'S VISIT TO AUSCHWITZ, Presented at the Eleventh IHR Conference, October 1992)

History truly rewards those who labor to do the research.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Names And Photos of Israeli War Criminals In Gaza

By politicaltheatrics
Published: February 28, 2010





I have decided to publish some names and photos of the Israeli military personnel who participated in the so-called “Operation Cast Lead”, the offensive launched by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on the Gaza Strip between 27 December and 18 January 2009. The names of these criminals called my attention since the first day of their criminal attack against the Palestinian civilians in Gaza. I consider each person who took part in this IOF and each one whose name appears in this report as a war criminal who should be requested by an international court of justice, just like all other war criminals who were persecuted before…

My decision is a challenge to the State of Israel, to the Israeli attorney general



Mazuz and the military headquarters, who forbade the media from publishing the names of the Israeli officers who lead “Operation Cast Lead” in Gaza, murdering 1310, and wounding over 5600, over 90% of these casualties being civilians, destroying public and the private property in many parts of towns and cities, and completely razing several areas completely to the ground.



The Israeli Attorney General Menachem Mazuz is conniving with others the war crimes committed in Gaza. These others are Ehud Barak, Ehud Olmert and his cabinet of criminals, and the military counterpart, Brigadier General Avihai Mandelblit. Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi is equally involved in the war crimes in Gaza. The Attorney General of Israel asked his military counterpart to open a quick investigation among the military as an “alternative” measure to hinder potentially “hundreds” of international lawsuits against Israeli officials alleging war crimes against the Gaza population during the operation has been widely anticipated. There is growing concern in the offices of the Israeli justice and war ministries because they expect a massive wave of lawsuits for human rights violations against Israeli officers and politicians.



The criminal intentions of Menechem Mazuz, namely helping to cover up war crimes of the State of Israel by giving an advice to the military, and by opening a “formal and internal investigations” is a clear fraud planned by the Israeli ministry of justice. Such a behavior is not that of a state, it is the behavior of a criminal organization trying to escape their well deserved punishment.

The military censor of Israel is preventing the media from identifying officers who participated in the Gaza Strip IOF, and divulging information about them which could be used in legal proceedings against them in courts of justice abroad. There is great concern at the defense and the justice ministries that Israeli officers will be singled out in a massive wave of suits for human rights violations.



In recent days the censor has forbidden publishing the full names and photographs of officers from the level of battalion commander down. It is assumed that the identity of brigade commanders has already been made known. The censor also forbids any reports tying a particular officer of battlefield command rank (lieutenant to lieutenant colonel) to destruction inflicted in a particular area.

The Israeli war criminal number one, Ehud Barak, stated that the State of Israel bears the responsibility for sending IOF troops on missions in Gaza, as well as for defending civilians, and as such it is obligated to grant its full support to these officers and soldiers who participated in the IOF in Gaza. Barak said that no harm should come to officers and soldiers as a result of their involvement in the operation.



The war criminal Barak ordered the IOF to set up a team of intelligence and legal experts to collect evidence related to operations in Gaza that could be used to defend military commanders against future lawsuits abroad.

Here are Some Names of the Israeli War Criminals who Operated in Gaza

Brig Gen Jonathan Locker, head of Israeli air forces which operated in Gaza.



Maj. Gen. Ido Nehushtan, a war criminal, Commander of Israeli air forces which lead all the operation of destruction with tons of phosphorus bombs.

Colonel Ron Ashrov, a war criminal, Commander of the Northern Gaza, deputy to the Givati Brigade.

Brigadier-General Eyal Eisenberg - Commander of all the IOF war criminal forces of “Operation Cast Lead” were under his command in Gaza Division. He personally participated in the war. He commanded the operations, in which Armored and Engineering corps units, as well as infantry soldiers were taking part. Eisenberg also commanded a division during the Second Lebanon War.



Colonel Yigal Slovik, commander of 401st Armored Corps Brigade convoy, entered Gaza in a Merkava tank from Netzarim and he did not stop until it reached the coast. He murdered the Palestinian civilians who raised the white flags, and he destroyed many houses over the head of the people. The brigade units also conducted numerous raids targeting public infrastructure.



Sho’alay Marom, Brigadier (res.), razed to the ground hundreds of houses in Rafah, and in Jabalia.

Lt. Col. Yoav Mordechai, he served as a commander of the criminal Golani infantry brigade’s 13th Battalion in Gaza and in the “second Lebanon war”. He attacked the Tel al-Hawa neighborhood, where hundreds of Palestinian residents who had fled on foot were murdered under his instructions. In one well-known incident, about more 150 Palestinian civilians were gathered by the IOF in a house, and then the house was bombed and shelled. Lt. Col. Yoav Mordechai is a friend of the PA, and it is known that he coordinated his crimes with the PA.

Lt. Col. Oren Cohen, a war criminal, commander of Battalion 13 in the Golani Brigade, who led on night his troops into eastern of Gaza City, they murdered over hundred Palestinian. He was moderately wounded by the Israeli war criminal friends. Cohen and his soldiers operated during the second Lebanon war.

Lt. Col. Avi Blot, a war criminal, commander of the 101st Battalion in the Paratrooper Brigade.

Lieutenant-Colonel Yehuda Cohen, battalion commander in Givati infantry Brigade’s Rotem Regiment, a war criminal in the second war in Lebanon, and a war criminal in Gaza.

Lieutenant-Colonel Ronen Dagmi, deputy commander of the 401st Armored Brigade which operated in “Operation Cast Lead” in Gaza.



Col. Avi Peled, a war criminal, a commander brigade in Battalion 51 who operated in Gaza during “Operation Cast Lead”, and he was operated during the second war of Lebanon.

Brig.-Gen. ( res.) Zvika Fogel, a war criminal, a former deputy OC Southern Command in charge of artillery fire for Operation Cast Lead. Zvika and his son Zivi Fogel participated in “Operation Cast Lead” in Gaza.
Brigadier-General Yuval Halamish, Chief IOF Intelligence Officer, participated in “Operation Cast Lead” in Gaza.



Col. Hertzi Halevy, brigade commander, a former Sayeret Matkal, commander of the Israel Paratroopers’ Brigade in Gaza, committed war crimes in Gaza during “Operation Cast Lead”.

Col. Tomer Tsiter, a Givati squad commander from Ra’anana, participated in the massacre in Gaza during “Operation Cast Lead”, and previously he participated in the massacre “Operation Defensive Shield” in the Jenin refugee camp in 2002.

Gur Rosenblatt, infantry reserve officer, participated in “Operation Cast Lead” in Gaza.

Guy Ohaion, infantry reserve officer, participated in “Operation Cast Lead” in Gaza.

Lt. Col. Erez, armored corps, tank commander, participated in “Operation Cast Lead” in Gaza.

Maj. Nimrod Aloni, participated in “Operation Cast Lead” in Gaza.

Lieutenant Colonel (res.) Shlomo Saban, participated in “Operation Cast Lead” in Gaza.

Capt. Ron Vardi, a war criminal, participated in “Operation Cast Lead” in Gaza.

Col. Pnina Sharvit-Baruch, head of the International Law Department, Military Advocate General’s Office, Israel criminal “Defence” Forces. Sharvit-Baruch legitimized the war crimes operation “Cast Lead” in Gaza. She justified the killing of Palestinian civilians including hundreds of children.



Under Sharvit-Baruch’s command, IDF legal experts legitimized strikes and the collective murders in Gaza, she said to the IDF war criminals during the operation “Cast Lead” in Gaza go-ahead. Sharvit-Baruch and her division believed that the killing of Palestinian civilians in a house whose residents the IDF has warned might be considered legally justified, although the IDF does not actually target civilians in this way. According to a senior official in the international law division, “Our goal is not to tie down the army, but to give it the tools to win in a way that is legal.”

Col. Pnina Sharvit-Baruch, reviewed the international law pertaining to urban warfare. She argued several times, that from a strictly legal point of view Israel was entitled to use artillery against targets in Palestinian urban areas. “If they are launching rockets against us from built-up areas, or building bombs in the basements of apartment buildings, we are within our rights to shell these areas in response,” said Sharvit during a Conference on Urban Warfare in the Territories.



Lieutenant-General Gabi Ashkenazi, IOF Chief of Staff, whose father was a holocaust survivor from Bulgaria and whose mother was born in Syria. This moral degenerate is the engineer of this new holocaust in Gaza. He committed war crimes in south of Lebanon. Three of his soldiers were captured by the Hizbullah resistance after they illegally crossed into Lebanon as a provocation ordered by him.



Major-General Yoav Galant, southern command chief. He was the chief commander in charge of “Operation Cast Lead”. He personally participated in the massacre against civilians in Gaza.

Richard Awizrat, Senior Warrant Officer, participated in “Operation Cast Lead” in Gaza, and he also participated in the massacre in Jenin of 2002, during “Operation Defensive Shield”.



Major General Amos Yadlin, Military Intelligence chief, participated in “Operation Cast Lead” in Gaza.

War Criminals Preparation Team

Yuval Diskin, Shin Bet security service chief, the organizer of the war in Gaza. Due to his personal recommendation, the IAF bombed the hospitals and the medical centers of Gaza.

Ehud Olmert, the corrupt Israeli Prime Minster legitimized the War in Gaza together with his cabinet.

Ehud Barak, Israeli War Minister, planned “Operation Cast Lead” in Gaza in order to improve his chances during the next elections.

Tzipi Livni, Foreign Minister of Israel, who leads the Israeli propaganda to legitimize the massacre and destruction in Gaza, planned and coordinated “Operation Cast Lead” in Gaza in order to improve her chances during the next elections.



The names of many other war criminals from the infantry, tanks, combat engineers, artillery, and intelligence who participated in the war crimes in Gaza are still unknown. They should not feel safe either. War crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide are proscribed and prosecuted in all countries of the world in one way or other, and there exists no statute of limitations for such crimes. The “protection” offered by Mazuz and his cronies is weak, first of all because the fact that such “protection” is offered is a implicit admission of guilt, and because national and international statutes specifically address the issue of sham “proceedings which are instituted to protect the guilty”, and because since the Nuremberg proceedings against the German army, following orders is no excuse and does not absolve of culpability. We and others will continue doing whatever is possible to find out the names of as many of the criminals who participated in Gaza as possible, and any information which will put them behind bars.

Notes/Sources:

The article, as published by the Art Intifada Blog, can be found on Art Intifada entitled: “Names and Photos of Israeli War Criminals in Gaza”. The original article was written and compiled by Kawther Salim via http://www.kawther.info/wpr

Friday, March 12, 2010

Salbuchi - Zionism: A Key Factor in the New World Order Elite Power Network - Part 1/3


Zionism is a tricky subject. It is a Key Factor in the New World Order Elite Power Network, and yet its key premises and actions cannot be openly debated. So powerful are they, that key words have been misappropriated and misused. All genuine criticism of Zionism is automatically branded and disqualified as "Anti-Semitism", "Discrimination". All public debate on the political abuse and misuse of "The Holocaust" is branded as "Revisionist Denial", "Antisemitism", "Hate Mongering", etc...This is all tantamount to Intellectual Terrorism. It needs to be stopped, otherwise the New World Order cannot be properly understood, assessed and its destructive force mitigated.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Rachel Corrie Family Finally Puts Israel in Dock

Rachel Corrie Family Finally Puts Israel in Dock

Court Hears How Army Bulldozer Killed Peace Activist

by Jonathan Cook
March 10th, 2010
Dissident Voice

Seven years after Rachel Corrie, a US peace activist, was killed by an Israeli army bulldozer in Gaza, her family was to put the Israeli government in the dock today.

A judge in the northern Israeli city of Haifa was due to be presented with evidence that 23-year-old Corrie was killed unlawfully as she stood in the path of the bulldozer, trying to prevent it from demolishing Palestinian homes in Rafah.

Corrie’s parents, Craig and Cindy, who arrived in Israel on Saturday, said they hoped their civil action would shed new light on their daughter’s killing and finally lead to Israel’s being held responsible for her death. They are also seeking damages that could amount to millions of dollars if the court finds in their favour.

An internal army investigation was closed shortly after Corrie’s death, exonerating both the bulldozer driver and the commanders who oversaw the operation.

Three Britons and one US citizen, who were standing close to Corrie when she was killed, are expected to challenge Israel’s version of events, arguing that the bulldozer driver knew Corrie was there when he ran her over.

The Israeli government had sought to block the activists from entering Israel for the hearing but finally relented three weeks ago, when Britain and the US exerted strong pressure.

The four, like Corrie, belonged to the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), which brings activists to Israel to resist the occupation non-violently alongside Palestinians.

Cindy Corrie, from Olympia, Washington, said: “My family and I are still searching for justice. The brutal death of my daughter should never have happened. We believe the Israeli army must be held accountable for her unlawful killing.”

For many observers, Rachel Corrie’s death in March 2003 rapidly came to symbolise the injustices of Israel’s occupation. Diary entries, many of them written while she was living with Palestinian families, were adapted into a play that has been performed around the world.

However, as one Israeli commentator noted in the liberal daily newspaper Haaretz on the first anniversary of her death: “In Israel, her name has been all but forgotten.”

Corrie’s family hopes the court case will rectify that.

Rachel, a film released last year about her life and the events in Rafah, is due to be screened in Tel Aviv on March 16, on the seventh anniversary of her death and in the midst of the legal proceedings.

Until the court case in Haifa, the Corrie family had run into a series of administrative and legal brick walls in trying to get their daughter’s death independently investigated and to hold those responsible to account.

Ariel Sharon, the Israeli prime minister at the time of Corrie’s death, promised a “thorough, credible and transparent investigation” would be conducted.

But an internal military inquiry clearing the two soldiers operating the bulldozer was widely criticised, including by US officials. Human Rights Watch said it “fell far short of the transparency, impartiality and thoroughness required by international law”.

The army’s report claimed that Corrie had been “hidden from view” behind a mound of earth and that the bulldozer had never come into contact with her. It concluded that “Corrie was struck by dirt and a slab of concrete” as earth slipped on top of her.

The four former ISM activists due to appear in court this week have been told not to comment before giving their testimonies.

But previous witness statements, backed by photographic evidence, have questioned the army’s account. Photographs show Corrie, wearing an orange fluorescent jacket and holding a megaphone, confronting the bulldozer over several hours. They also show the bulldozer’s track marks over Corrie’s body moments after she was crushed.

Tom Dale, a British activist who was next to Corrie when she was killed, wrote two days later that she had climbed on top of a mound of earth as activists nearby shouted at the bulldozer driver to stop.

The bulldozer, he wrote, “pushed Rachel, first beneath the scoop, then beneath the blade, then continued till her body was beneath the cockpit. They waited over her for a few seconds, before reversing. They reversed with the blade pressed down, so it scraped over her body a second time.”

In 2007 a US court denied the Corrie family the right to sue the Caterpillar company, which supplies the Israeli army with the special D-9 bulldozers that killed their daughter and that Israel regularly uses to demolish Palestinian homes.

This week’s hearing is the outcome of a private lawsuit filed by the Corries in March 2005, at the suggestion of the US state department.

Mrs Corrie said: “We hope this trial will also illustrate the need for accountability for thousands of lives lost, or indelibly injured, by the Israeli occupation and bring attention to the assault on non-violent human-rights defenders.”

Mr Corrie added that the family had had to endure “lies and misrepresentations” about the circumstances of their daughter’s death. The family also accused Israel of resorting to procedural delays to drag the case out.

Although Israel has agreed to let in the four ISM witnesses, it has refused to allow Ahmed Abu Nakira, a doctor in Gaza who treated Corrie, to attend the hearing or to be questioned over a video link.

The lawsuit accuses the Israeli government of being responsible either for Corrie’s intentional killing or for the negligent conduct of its soldiers towards unarmed demonstrators.

Israel claims it is not liable because the army’s actions were “acts of war” and because Corrie recklessly endangered herself.

Around the time Corrie was killed, three Britons — Iain Hook, Tom Hurndall and James Millar — were fatally shot by Israeli soldiers. Only in the case of Hurndall, another ISM volunteer who was shot in Rafah a month after Corrie, did an investigation lead to a soldier being found guilty and jailed.

Hussein Abu Hussein, the Corrie family’s lawyer, said they were seeking $324,000 compensation for specific costs related to Corrie’s death, including the funeral, legal expenses and flights. In addition, the family will ask for general compensation for their suffering and Rachel’s loss of earnings, and punitive damages from the state.

In recent weeks the ISM’s office in the West Bank has been raided several times by the Israeli army, with computers and documents taken.

Mr Abu Hussein said he would be arguing in court that the D-9’s manual specifically states that work must not be carried out with civilians nearby, and that the state ignored a judicial decision that a US embassy representative be present at Corrie’s autopsy.

A shorter version first appeared in the National newspaper, Abu Dhabi

Source: http://www.jkcook.net/Articles3/0458.htm#Top

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Christians flee after Nigeria's massacre

Christians flee after Nigeria's massacre
by Aminu Abubakar Aminu Abubakar
Tue Mar 9, 3:50 pm ET

JOS, Nigeria (AFP) – Christian villagers in Nigeria fled their homes fearing new attacks Tuesday even as a senior official accused the country's military chiefs of ignoring warnings about last weekend's massacre.

Jonah Jang, governor of central Plateau state, said the carnage that claimed hundreds of lives of mainly Christian villagers could have been avoided had there not been security lapses.

Jang told reporters he alerted the Nigeria's army commander about reports of movement around the area and was told troops would be heading there.

But while he saw a military tank rumble by his home, located a few kilometres (miles) away from one of the affected villages, "three hours or so later, I was woken by a call that they (armed gangs) have started burning the village and people were being hacked to death.

"I tried to locate the commanders, (but) I couldn?t get any of them on the telephone," Jang told journalists in the capital Abuja.

Near the central city of Jos, mass burials were held for some of the hundreds of victims of a three-hour orgy of violence, while survivors nursed wounds in hospitals.

Troops patrolled the three villages where members of the mainly Muslim Fulani ethnic group embarked on their killing spree. But residents of neighbouring villages said they had already received new threats.

With a six-month-old baby strapped to her back, Patricia Silas, 30, and two neighbours turned their heels on their village of Tin-Tin, opting not to hang around to become another statistic.

"We are afraid we might be the next target of attack," Silas told AFP.

Silas said she had received threats from Fulanis who had previously settled in the village but left after violence in January in which at least 326 people died.

"They are saying they want to avenge their loss," said Silas.

Officials said more than 500 people from the mainly Christian Berom ethnic group were hacked to death with machetes, axes and daggers in three villages of Dogo Nahawa, Ratsat and Zot on Sunday morning.

But police say they have recorded only 55 while rights groups and local media have various tolls ranging between 200 and 400. Related article: Survivors' pain as victims buried

In a surgical ward of Jos hospital, women nursing deep scalp wounds mourned the loss of their children.

Chindum Yakubu, 30, mother of four, described the screams of her 18-month-old daughter who was hacked to death as the family tried to flee the pre-dawn attacks.

"They removed the baby (from her back) and killed her with machete," Yakubu said.

Survivors say the authorities did nothing to prevent the butchery.

Thousands have been killed in recent years from strife in and around Jos, which is on the dividing line between the mainly Muslim north and Christian dominated south.

"One moment it's relaxed, then the next moment people are running for their dear life," said hospital administrator Ruth Mutfwang, summing up life in the restive region.

As a group of men huddled in small groups at Dogo Nahawa, one was overheard saying "we will take revenge".

Meanwhile, observers warned that the government must tackle deep-rooted poverty to combat the underlying causes of ethnic tensions which have seen thousands killed here in recent years. Analysis: Land disputes, politics at root of Nigeria violence

Expressing horror at the massacre, the UN's human rights chief Navi Pillay said, "what is most needed is a concerted effort to tackle the underlying causes of the repeated outbreaks of ethnic and religious violence ... namely discrimination, poverty and disputes over land".

Nigeria's senate described the attacks as acts of "terrorism" and crimes against humanity.

But the main opposition Action Congress accused the federal government of "hypocrisy in its reaction" to the latest unrest, saying perpetrators of the region's violence in recent years had not been brought to justice.

Indeed, Sunday's attacks were only the latest between rival ethnic and religious groups.

Locals said they resulted from a feud first ignited by cattle theft that was fuelled by deadly reprisals.

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Monday, March 8, 2010

New birth defects seen in Gaza due to Israeli weapons

March 6, 2010

New birth defects seen in Gaza due to Israeli weapons
By Eman Jomaa

An increase in birth defects among newborns in the Gaza Strip -- first documented in the Palestine Telegraph -- has become apparent, despite claims to the contrary by some doctors at Al-Shifa Hospital. Pregnant women say they are living in constant fear.

Noha Abu Laban, 37, a resident of Jabalia camp in the northern Gaza Strip, is in her final month of pregnancy and says: “In the war, I inhaled the smoke of white phosphorus, which was fired on the roof of our house. I have been feeling sick since my pregnancy, and have had heavy bleeding.” Noha is currently being treated in the High-Risk Pregnancy Care Unit at Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City.

Alaa Al-Tunp, a 25-year-old resident in the Al-Tofah neighborhood, says: “When I heard the stories of deformed fetuses, I became so worried, especially since I miscarried once before, during the war, when I was in my third month of pregnancy. I had inhaled the smoke of the white phosphorus. There are many pregnant women here in the High-Risk Pregnancy Care Unit who had the same experience.” Alaa says she is very worried that she will miscarry once again, or that her baby will be deformed.

More than 20 pregnant women interviewed at the High-Risk Pregnancy Care Unit at Al-Shifa reported suffering intermittent bleeding.

Ahlam, a nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit, indicated that there have been many infants with birth defects, and some die after just a week. Most of the newborns in this condition are not named, since it is believed they will not survive. One of the babies, for example, suffers from deformities in which his head is twice the size of his body, his skin is wrinkled and covered with thick hair, and his respiratory system struggles to function.

Dr. Jehad Hisain, who works at the neonatal intensive care unit at Al-Shifa Hospital, confirmed that these deformities are increasing, adding that the parents often do not visit them in the unit for months, since death is their babies' anticipated fate.

Experts regard the most recent birth defect in Gaza as a result of the last one sided war launched by Israel. The Israeli war “massacre” claimed the lives of thousands while DU weapons and white phosphorous targeted only areas populated by civilians in Gaza.

Mads Gilbert , a Norwegian doctor who worked in Gaza in time of war, revealed that Israel used new close-range explosive (DIME) shells that cause severe injuries and battlefield amputations on the civilians being struck by these weapons.

Previous report of the Palestine Telegraph documented birth defect cases that give strong proofs, that Israel has used such weapons.

(Source: Palestine Telegraph)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Israeli Environmental Terrorism

“The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.” Jews and Christians alike have commandeered this prophecy from the Old Testament book of Isaiah to fit their respective Zionist agendas: for Jews, the establishment of the state of Israel; for Christians, the transfer of all Jews to Palestine so that Christ may return to earth. The verse is superimposed on photographs of kibbutzim gardens in vile propaganda used by televangelists and in slideshows seen in small country churches. After all, who better to take care of the Holy Land than God’s own Chosen People? In the 62 years since Israel was created, hard-working Jewish immigrants have turned the land from a barren desert into a veritable oasis fit for Abraham, Jacob, David and Solomon.

Right.

With respect to the nearly 800,000 Palestinians that were forced to flee their homes upon the establishment of Israel in 1948, the Jewish State’s wanton destruction of the environment in their absence merits condemnation as well. The land once known as Palestine began suffering detrimental and irrevocable changes in the early 1950s when Israel’s fledgling government drained the wetlands surrounding Lake Huleh, north of the Sea of Galilee, for a housing project. Once the lake was dry, the Palestinian Painted Frog that inhabited the wetlands became extinct. The last reported sighting of the small amphibian was in 1955. Today, many other species are facing extinction due to Israel’s gross disregard for the environment.

Israeli fish farming is killing off coral reefs in the Red Sea, threatening unique species of fish and other marine life. According to coral ecologist Dr. Yossi Loya, five million fish are bred in cages each year without permits, a $20 million per year industry protected by the Israeli agriculture lobby. Coral reefs in Aqaba and along the Sinai Peninsula continue to thrive, as Jordan and Egypt do not permit large scale fishing off the Red Sea coast.

Meanwhile, Israeli corporate greed is threatening another natural wonder, the Dead Sea. At a 2009 regional conference to address the dramatic decrease in Dead Sea water levels, it was determined that industrial development would need to be abated. Israeli company ICL Fertilizers/Dead Sea Works responded by increasing potash production in their Dead Sea facility by 30 percent.

In 1999, Israel’s gross abuse of natural resources led a group of concerned citizens to form Zalul, a watchdog organization that monitors the effects of industrial dumping. According to the group, 500 million tons of raw sewage are discharged into the Mediterranean Sea annually, mere miles from public beaches. Israel’s Ministry of the Environment issues licenses to the culpable corporations, effectively granting permission to dispose of waste in such a manner.

In addition to industries, several municipalities, including Acre and Ashdod, have no properly built sewage treatment plants, contributing to Mediterranean Sea pollution. In the Tiberias municipality, a malfunctioning sewage treatment plant caused the closure of seven beaches along the Sea of Galilee in 2007 after Israeli Health Ministry officials found double the allotted amounts of fecal bacteria in the water for the second time in as many months.

While Israeli citizens have been adversely affected by the government’s failure to adopt responsible policies, Israel’s environmental racism and wholesale environmental terrorism against Palestinians and neighboring countries are far more sinister. In March 2009, Israel was forced to compensate Jordan for polluting the Yarmouk River with oil waste and sewage, contaminating the Kingdom’s water supply. Eleven years ago, water contaminated with sewage was pumped from Lake Tiberias into Jordan.

In the West Bank, illegal outposts and unauthorized settlements pump sewage into rudimentary pits. The village of Deir Sharaf served as a dump for Israeli settlers until 2005, despite its close proximity to underground wells on which tens of thousands of Palestinians depend for drinking and sanitation. In Ya’abad, close to the city of Jenin, most residents work in wood-coal factories that pollute the air with rank smoke. The same industry exists in Egypt, although workshops were moved out of town for the health of the residents. Such a move in occupied Palestine is impossible because the Israelis control the area outside the city limits, prohibiting construction.

The human rights organization Yesh Din released a report in December 2009 citing 69 complaints of olive groves being damaged or destroyed during the past four years, 27 of which occurred between January and October 2009. The Israel Defense Forces issued a statement that the olive harvest had passed “quietly,” despite hundreds of Palestinian trees being reported destroyed. Not only are the centuries-old olive trees vital to the livelihood of Palestinian villagers, they possess an almost spiritual quality so the loss to farmers is tantamount to losing members of their immediate families.

It is worse still in Gaza. Even before the Israeli blockade, Palestinian fishermen were prohibited from sailing more than five kilometers out to sea, rendering the immediate coastal area devoid of fish. The Israeli military routinely destroyed wells serving refugee camps in Gaza. International Solidarity Movement member Rachel Corrie wrote of sleeping in front of the wells with fellow activists to prevent their destruction before she was murdered in 2003 by an Israeli bulldozer driver.

Also in 2003, the Israeli military began bulldozing the Gaza side of the internationally recognized “Green Line,” which is the site of one-third of Gaza’s agricultural land, according to a United Nations report. Israel continues to raze olive and fruit trees, farmland, irrigation piping, homes, greenhouses and wells; anyone found within this Israeli-imposed “buffer zone” risks being shot. At least 13 Palestinian civilians have been killed and 39 injured in border regions in and outside of the buffer zone this past year, including women and children.

It is not just the human toll that has devastated Gazan farmers. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) reported in September 2009 that 35,000 cattle, sheep and goats, as well as one million birds and chickens were killed during Israel’s nearly four-week assault on Gaza dubbed Operation Cast Lead. The animal carcasses, along with chemical agents used by the Israeli army, contaminated the water. According to the farmers, chemical-laden water now dehydrates trees rather than quenching them.

Earlier, during Israel’s 2006 simultaneous bombardments of Lebanon and Gaza, the Jiyeh power plant serving southern Lebanon was hit, resulting in a 15,000 ton oil spill, devastating local fishermen along with the ecosystem. Millions of dollars of infrastructure was destroyed in Gaza, exacerbating the already grave situation concerning water supply and sanitation.

Such problems resulted in the March 2007 disaster in the village of Umm Naser when a sewage reservoir burst its banks, killing two elderly women and three children, while destroying 200 homes. International development agencies had been prevented from entering Gaza to upgrade treatment facilities or build new ones. Palestinians continue to suffer severe power shortages and just last month, Israeli forces opened dams, flooding areas of the already ravaged Gaza Strip.

Israelis have duped the international and religious communities into believing their claim to Palestine is based on a belief that the land is holy—that their spiritual and emotional connection to this land reaches across millennia. Through the willful decimation of the land’s natural resources along with its native inhabitants, the Zionist establishment has proven that in the Holy Land, nothing is sacred.

(c) 2010 Tammy Obeidallah
tammyewatts@hotmail.com
Source: http://theuglytruth.wordpress.com/2010/02/20/israeli-environmental-terrorism/

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Israeli officials were part of decision to invade Iraq

British Prime Minister: Israeli officials were part of decision to invade Iraq
Saturday February 20, 2010 12:02 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News

In his recent testimony to the UK Committee investigating the Iraq war, British Prime Minister Tony Blair admitted that Israeli officials influenced and participated in the decision by the US and UK governments to attack Iraq in 2003.

During testimony regarding his meetings in Texas with then-US President George W. Bush in 2002, Blair stated, “As I recall that discussion, it was less to do with specifics about what we were going to do on Iraq or, indeed, the Middle East, because the Israel issue was a big, big issue at the time. I think, in fact, I remember, actually, there may have been conversations that we had even with Israelis, the two of us, whilst we were there. So that was a major part of all this."

Professor Steven Walt, co-author of the book 'The Israel Lobby', wrote an op-ed following Blair's admission describing how he and co-author John Mearsheimer were attacked by the US media and by right-wing lobbyists for Israel when they made that claim in 2003. Now, Walt says, he feels vindicated because Tony Blair himself has had to admit publicly the extent to which the invasion of Iraq by the US, the UK, and other armies, was influenced by Israel's strategic interests in the region, and Israeli officials themselves.

Walt stated, “ Professor Mearsheimer and I made it clear in our article and especially in our book that the idea of invading Iraq originated in the United States with the neoconservatives, and not with the Israeli government....We also pointed out that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and other Israeli officials were initially skeptical of this scheme, because they wanted the U.S. to focus on Iran, not Iraq. However, they became enthusiastic supporters of the idea of invading Iraq once the Bush administration made it clear to them that Iraq was just the first step in a broader campaign of 'regional
transformation' that would eventually include Iran.”

The two Harvard professors were vehemently attacked at the time by many prominent Jewish leaders in the US, who accused Mearsheimer and Walt of anti-Semitism for their 'preposterous' claim that Israeli officials had any impact at all on the US and UK governments' decision to attack Iraq.

In his recent op-ed, Professor Walt also noted that the attacks against him and Professor Mearsheimer were made despite many articles and statements by prominent Jewish organizations and writers in the US. In one example, he referred to an editorial in the Jewish newspaper Forward, published in 2004, which stated, “As President Bush attempted to sell the war .. in Iraq, America's most important
Jewish organizations rallied as one to his defense. In statement after statement community leaders stressed the need to rid the world of Saddam Hussein and his weapons of mass destruction. Some groups went even further, arguing that that the removal of the Iraqi leaders would represent a significant step toward bringing peace to the Middle East and winning America's war on terrorism".

The editorial also noted that "concern for Israel's safety rightfully factored into the deliberations of the main Jewish groups."

No apologies have been made to Professors Walt and Mearsheimer by any of the groups or individuals who attacked them, even after British Prime Minister Tony Blair recently admitted that Walt and Mearsheimer's claims were true.

Source: http://www.imemc.org/index.php?obj_id=53&story_id=58012

Monday, March 1, 2010

Israel sued for 'intentional' killing of Rachel Corrie


2010-02-24
Israel sued for 'intentional' killing of Rachel Corrie
Family of US activist killed by Israeli bulldozer in Gaza wants Israel to be held to account.

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TEL AVIV- The family of US activist Rachel Corrie, run over by an Israeli bulldozer during a demonstration in Gaza in 2003, will sue Tel Aviv over her death, their lawyer said on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old killed at the height of the 2000 Palestinian intifada, or uprising, became an symbol of foreign support for the Palestinian cause and the subject of a 2005 play based on her emails and diary.

"The state should take responsibility for the death of Rachel Corrie. We believe her killing was done intentionally or at least out of negligence and wrongdoing," Hussein Abu Hussein, the family's lawyer, said.

The family will be travelling to Israel for the trial, which will start March 10, Abu Hussein said.

Israel has allowed four activists who witnessed the incident to return to testify. The Palestinian doctor who pronounced Corrie dead has been summoned by the court but has not yet been given a permit to leave Gaza, he added.

Activists who witnessed Corrie's death said she and others were acting as human shields to prevent a house demolition in the Gaza border town of Rafah for more than two hours and were clearly visible to the bulldozer driver.

"The whole time she was wearing a fluorescent jacket, as were her friends, and she had a megaphone," Abu Hussein said.

The Israeli military closed its own investigation into the matter in 2003 without taking any disciplinary action, saying the bulldozer crew could not see Corrie because she was behind a mound of rubble.

"The death of Ms. Corrie was not caused as a result of a direct action by the bulldozer or by its running her over, but by the falling of earth and building materials that was pushed by the bulldozer," it said at the time.

The army went on to accuse Corrie and other activists from the pro-Palestinian International Solidarity Movement (ISM) of "illegal and irresponsible behaviour" contributing to her death.

According to an account published two days after her death by activist Tom Dale, who witnessed the incident, Corrie was clearly visible in an open area.

"They pushed Rachel, first beneath the scoop, then beneath the blade, then continued till her body was beneath the cockpit," he wrote.

"They waited over her for a few seconds, before reversing. They reversed with the blade pressed down, so it scraped over her body a second time. Every second I believed they would stop but they never did."

Source: http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=37464