The basic message is this – until things change for the better in Palestine, any Israeli website is a target for hacking.
Hackers are now becoming a serious threat to Israeli interests. Israel’s response will be very interesting to observe. Over the top and punnative I would imagine.
Make of it what you will. I don’t read Hebrew that well…. JB-)
Tuesday, January 2011, Israel rolled Tanks into the Gaza and West Banks. They did this without any consent of the UN. They did this against the wishes of the United States. On January 10, 2011, Israel invaded a sovereign, DEMOCRACY. One that possess their OWN CONSTITUTION.
Tuesday, January 2011, I rolled moar of MY tanks into Israel domain space… You do it.. So can I.
America… What would have happened if WE rolled over and died during the Revolutionary War, or the War of 1812?? The great United States would still belong to England and her Empire.
What will happen to the Palestinians if they roll over and Die to the hand of Israel?? They will no longer EXIST! They will be ERASED.
Unfortunately, Palestine is being fought by a tyrannical government that has been friends and allies with the US for years… That time has come to an end….
True Americans, and True Anons will not stand for an invasion of a Country that has been trying for MANY years to become it’s own nation. All while being pushed back by Israel and other powerful countries. Why??? Pure control over resources……
Well my brothers and sisters of Palestine. Some Americans believe in your Democracy, your CONSTITUTION. Some Americans are NOT HYPOCRITES. Some Americans realize without the help of other Nations… One’s with actual, measurable BALLS, nothing will be accomplished.
We are here. We are legion. We will fight with and for you.
You are being denied your Unalienable right as a Human Being, to create a government for yourselves, and to live in peace. You Unalienable right is being Alienated by your Government, and Many others all over the world… We will Alienate their freedom of privacy. Anyone sponsoring the efforts of Israel and their corrupt invasion of Palestine, are targets. Below, you will see that…
Starting with ALBAYAN.CO.IL – NEWS – IT IS NOW YOURS!!!! TAKE IT OVER AND USE IT!
Three people have reportedly been killed by security forces across Syria on Wednesday. Bashar Al-Assad has spoken to supporters in Damascus for the second time in the last 24 hours, reiterating his dismissal of calls to step down. He’s blaming the ten-month-long unrest in the country on foreign-funded terrorists, promising to crush them with extreme prejudice. The UN says Damascus has stepped up its crackdown on protesters, but Assad claims no order was ever given to fire on civilians. The President’s pledged commitment to Democratic reform, promising a referendum on a new constitution by March, and free elections soon after. RT talks to independent news editor James Corbett.
Thanks to the signature of Barak Obusha, on the National Defense Authorization Act, 2012 promises to be a bumper year, for one of the only US markets still enjoying growth; the ‘security’ and prisons industry. The bill, leaves some politicians queasy, even Obama said, pen poised, “The fact that I support this bill as a whole does not mean I agree with everything in it’. But the smell of profits to be made and the pressure to mimic current de regulation on all legal matters related to ‘terrorism’, allowed him to fight back the tears and sign anyway.
The signatories of the NDAA and its Zionist cheer leaders in the background, desire that this latest attack on the Bill of Rights allow them to lock up whoever they (dis) like, for as long as they like.
I have a prediction to make; The NDAA will turn out to be the biggest political mistake since 9/11. For, like 9/11, far from rallying the world behind the star spangled banner, in less than five years, the chant
‘We are all Palestinians!’
will, ring across Middle America. Why? As the US government increasingly locks up the Working Joe for taking to the streets, unemployed Americans will demand to know – in detail – where their nations wealth has gone. And, we, the 99 per centers worldwide, will be online to tell them; your government’s support for Israel and its warmongering – is behind your losses. Losses not only in influence, but in popularity, trust and bucks. During Fiscal Year 2011, the U.S. is providing Israel with at least $8.2 million per day in military aid. Cast across the previous decades the bloody cashflow to the Zionist cause runs into billions.
As Americans awake from their slumber, they will have reason to empathize with the Palestinian cause for more, than mere debt. You see, Obama’s latest wheeze, the NDAA, has been piloted for over sixty years, in Palestine. Its roots are in the British mandate and the Emergency Law of 1945. This snatch and detain law, was moulded by the Zionist regime into Palestine Military Order 1226 (1988). To this day, Order 1226 empowers military commanders to detain Palestinian residents, for up to six months, if there are;
reasonable grounds to presume that the security of the area or public security require the detention.”
To see where members of the Occupy Wall Street Movement may be in five years time, US protestors should study the Palestinian experience.
Like the shady ‘evidence’ used to incarcerate Muslims in Bagram and Guantanemo (now in its tenth inauspicious year), administrative detention orders in Palestine, are often based on secret evidence. Evidence, collected by the Israeli Security Agency (ISA). In contravention to any recognizable jurisprudence, neither the detainee, nor the detainee’s lawyers are given access to the supposed ‘evidence’ for their incarceration. This has allowed the kidnap, of hundreds of thousands of Palestinian children, adults and politicians, from checkpoints, or even their own homes to continue for decades. Kidnappings, followed by detentions which, after the initial six-month period ends, can (and often will be) extended by additional six month periods indefinitely.
Essential phrases in Palestine Military Order 1226 and the NDAA, are deliberately oblique to allow widespread injustice to take place. The Israeli authorities have never bothered to define what constitutes a threat to “public security” in relation to the thousands of Palestinian captives it labels and detains, as such. Mirroring the actions of his buddies in the Knesset and the IOF, Obomber, signed the NDAA leaving the term ‘belligerent Act’ as an undefined, catch-all (literally), phrase. We don’t have to dig too deeply to find out what kinds of acts the US administration has in mind though. The Department for Homeland Security has already branded those who protested the national reserve as ‘Domestic Belligerents’. Therefore, in the eyes of the Federal Government – a threat to national security. Back in 2009, The Department of Homeland Security sent a confidential memo to law enforcement in Missouri. This memo listed supporters of several political candidates as potential terrorists. On the list, alongside Neo-nazi’s and bombers of abortion clinics were US citizens opposed to – guess what – the criminal behaviour on Wall Street and income tax.
These issues (and the right to demonstrate in relation to them) are Middle America’s, Al Quds, Jerusalem. Namely, issues central to their national sense of self. They will not just be brushed under the carpet easily. Also in 2009, materials used to train Department of Defense personnel listed protesting, as a form of terrorism. Seriously. It would make you laugh, if it weren’t so scary. In a Level 1, Anti-terrorism Awareness course, participants were asked, “Which of the following is an example of low-level terrorist activity?” To which the ‘correct’ answer, was “protests.” The other options in the multiple choice were; attacking the Pentagon, committing hate crimes and using IED’s.
In Palestine this month, Issa Qaraqi, of the prisoners’ movement has said, detainees will emulate the Irish prison strike of 1981. 400 hundred incarcerated Palestinians, including the sick, the elderly and women, are embarking on a mass fast. To the death, if necessary. The most desperate cry yet to the international community to condemn the loose phalanx of ‘laws’ used to harass and oppress civilians of all ages.
Latest data issued by the Statistics Department of the Palestinian Authority’s Ministry of Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners, shows that 4,500 Palestinians, are currently held in Israeli jails. Before you get excited and shout ‘Hamas deal!’ – that figure takes into account the release of 1,027 men and women as part of the exchange for Gilad Shalit. In addition to the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails and detention camps, there are dozens of Arabs of various nationalities, especially from Jordan, Syria and Egypt.
Nor are these figures static, due to the daily arrests of Palestinians by the Israeli occupation forces; more than 3,300 people were arrested in the past twelve months, with an average of nine arrests a day.
According to official figures, there are now more than 130 children (defined as young people under the age of 18) amongst the Palestinian prisoner numbers, in addition to hundreds of others, who have been arrested as children, but reached adulthood whilst in prison. 240 prisoners are held under “administrative detention” without charge or trial as well as 24 elected legislators, former ministers and political leaders; and hundreds of sick and disabled prisoners who suffer from various illnesses, including cancer.
And so to Pennsylvania, where activists have apparently faced terrorism charges for writing slogans in chalk on sidewalks. In California, 27 individuals are set to go on trial for protest actions. The FBI currently boasts 164,000 suspicious activity reports – seeking to criminalize activists who do not follow the governments militaristic, or even taxation, viewpoint. It is no longer Muslim Americans only who are at risk of Israeli-style, lock up and throw away they key, military bills; its every American who is awake.
We can also see with the signing of the NDAA, how, criminalizing millions of Americans can actually be seen as a good, economic, investment for federal government. Vicky Pelaez, writing for Global research.org, found that the prison industry complex is one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States. Its investors are on Wall Street. Her research shows that this multimillion-dollar industry has its own trade exhibitions, conventions, websites, and mail-order/Internet catalogs. For the tycoons who have invested in the prison industry, it has been like arriving in capitalisms very Nirvanah. Their workers can’t go on strike, take a holiday or receive any pay above a few cents an hour. If they don’t like the conditions, or the 25 cents an hour rate; they are locked up in isolation cells. A working model that is the ultimate Free Marketeers wet dream. A study by the Progressive Labor Party, accuses the prison industry of being
an imitation of Nazi Germany with respect to forced slave labor and concentration camps.”
Still, business America isn’t gonna listen to those mamby pamby Commies! To date 37 states have legalized the contracting of prison labor by private corporations. Big name brands have fallen over themselves to take advantage of the slave labour. The list of companies operating inside state prisons is a ‘Who’s Who’ of U.S. corporate society: IBM, Boeing, Motorola, Microsoft, AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, Macy’s, Target Stores, and many more. And no wonder such big name brands are wetting their Pierre Cardins (also investors) about this latest opportunity. Between 1980 and 1994, profits from prison labour went up from $392 million to $1.31 billion.
Perhaps Pelaez most chilling revelation though, is on the subject of the the kinds of goods which inmates are forced to produce whilst incarcerated. According to the Left Business Observer, the federal prison industry produces 100% of – wait for it – all military helmets, ammunition belts, bullet-proof vests, ID tags, shirts, pants, tents, bags, and canteens.
Yes folks. In an irony that must have Zionist oligarchs and US warmongers chuckling all the way to the (Swiss) bank. Soon, American jails can be filled with anti war protestors, forced to make war supplies. Don’t it just tickle ya pink? Or perhaps blue…
Back where we began, in Palestine, the Occupied people there have had six decades to get used to being forced to FINANCIALLY contribute to the military regime that locks generation after generation of young men away from their society. Israel’s occupation government routinely makes money out of human misery and injustice. As in America, one of the fastest growing industries in Israel today
is, private security. In recent years, many military responsibilities have been handed over to private, civilian companies. Security firms guard illegal settlements and construction sites all over the occupied territories, including East Jerusalem.
We’ve come full circle.
By signing the NDAA, out of admiration for the Zionist policy of locking up civilians who resist oppression; President Barak Obama will, I predict, in fact, awaken Americans to Israel’s legacy, in the USA – bankruptcy and injustice.
First they came for the Palestinians, and I did not speak out –
Because I was not a Palestinian.
Then they came for the Arabs, and I did not speak out –
Because I was not an Arab.
Then they came for the Muslims, and I did not speak out –
Because I was not a Muslim.
Then they came for me –
and there was no one left to speak for me…
Journalist and Broadcaster
WARNING – VERY OFFENSIVE. In this disgusting video we see how low the US marines have gone. I am pretty sure this video will be banned and taken down. I have copied it downloaded it should that happen. Credit to Deek Jackson for scooping this. BTW you can be pretty sure that this just the tip of the iceberg.
When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”
“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master — that’s all.”
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass (1871)
The lexicon of Israel and its Western lobbyists constantly needs parsing to know just what is meant. Most glaringly is the term “settlers”, which suggests peaceful pioneers wishing to integrate with the locals. In Israel, the word “settlers” is a loaded term, for they are
aggressive squatters, half a million of them in over 100 illegal colonies — ugly blots on an otherwise lovely landscape … who terrorise local villagers, vandalise their crops, pollute their land and harass their children,”
as described by Stuart Littlewood. The Fourth Geneva Convention forbids that an occupying power transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.
Most recently we saw casual reference to native Christian and Muslim Palestinians as an “invented people”. US Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich revived this insult, repeating Gold Meir’s quip in 1969 to The Sunday Times. At the time, Israel was basking in its devastating victory in the 1967 war, occupying all of Palestine and Sinai. The eternal Sinai Bedouin are fortunate that Meir didn’t have enough time — or gall — to claim that they too are a mere figment of some anti-Jewish schemer’s imagination. Their cousins in the Negev desert are now being expelled to make way for 10 Jewish settlements “to attract a new population to the Negev”.
Meir was extrapolating on her more famous phrase, also recorded in the same Sunday Times interview, that Palestine was
a land without a people for a people without a land”.
Not only is this a cruel lie, one intended to justify theft of a people’s land, but it is a case of plagiarism, as it was Lord Shaftsbury, an early enthusiast of using a Jewish state in the Middle East as an imperial beachhead, who first used the phrase in 1839.
Meir surely knew this, just as she knew that it is not the Palestinians, a people who can trace their heritage back to the time of the Prophet Mohammed or further, but the Israeli people who are the “invented” ones. Israeli citizenship is barely 60 years old, and Israelis are a disparate lot, made up most of East European and Russian immigrants and Arab Jews, most of whom do not share a common language or even religious practice. The Russian immigrants, many of whom are not even Jewish, are defiantly secular.
Even worse than invented people are “unpeople”, a term George Orwell coined in 1984 (1948) to refer to the complete elimination of people by vaporising them, leaving no trace. Israel’s growing arsenal of nuclear and white phosphorus bombs actually bring this reality uncomfortably close for Palestinians and other Arab neighbours of Israel.
Noam Chomsky points out that in October, Western media applauded the release of IDF prisoner Gilad Shalit, kidnapped in 2006 — during an illegal Israel attack on Gaza — in exchange for a thousand Palestinians, kidnapped for, well, simply being unpeople in the wrong place at the wrong time. One almost thinks the Israelis like to randomly jail thousands of these unpeople as collateral to retrieve the few “real people” caught in criminal acts, and then pride themselves that one Jew is more precious than a 1000 Arabs.
What about the claim of the representative of the Arab Higher Committee to the United Nations in May 1947, who said “‘Palestine’ was part of the province of Syria” and that, “politically, the Arabs of Israel were not independent in the sense of forming a separate political entity.” Yes, the very notion of a nation state is a 19th century concept, and arose only as a result of imperialism spreading around the world, with the result that there are two kinds of nationalism — the empire’s, built on racism and exploitation of the Third World (hence “Rule Britannia” and “the Jewish State”) and the national liberation movements in the periphery (hence Palestine). So, when it comes down to it, we are all invented peoples, one way or another.
Another lexical sleight-of-hand that Palestinians have to fight is the now standard reference to “Jews versus Arabs”, which should be “Jews versus Muslims and Christians” or rather “diaspora Jewish colonisers versus native colonial subjects”, as many Jews are of Arab origin and “Jewish” in the first place refers to a religious affiliation. There is no Jewish nationality, despite Stalin’s decision to create one in the 1930s, just as there is no Muslim or Christian nationality, but rather a Jewish faith.
Even many Western Jewish critics of Israel such as Independent Jewish Voices say one thing and mean another. For them, fighting anti-Semitism is the primary goal. Jews for Justice for Palestinians (JfJfP) state that they “extend support to Palestinians trapped in the spiral of violence and repression” because they “believe that such actions are important in countering anti-Semitism”. In other words, even as they use words critical of Israeli atrocities, they effectively condone Israeli actions (as long as they are not too atrocious). Given that these critics are a tiny group, they act
to vindicate the Jewish people of crimes committed by the Jewish State in the name of the Jewish people”, argues ex-Israeli Gilad Atzmon.
So it is hardly any wonder that Egyptians are looking closely these days at the meaning of the word “peace”, as in “peace between Israel and Egypt”. An important part of the 1979 Peace Treaty was the clause that guaranteed “full autonomy” for the Palestinians within five years. For 27 years, Israel has been violating this clause. Instead of “full autonomy”, three decades on, the Palestinians are being called an “invented people”, and the US patron of this treaty is winking as Israeli leaders prepare to ethnically cleanse this imaginary people.
Following Egypt’s revolution last year, the treaty immediately became a political football, with just about all politicians talking about revising or cancelling it. The alarm bells rang in Washington and Tel Aviv and there are ongoing secret negotiations between the US and the Egyptian military demanding ironclad assurances that the treaty will remain in force before the generals hand over power to a civilian government. This was confirmed last week by Egypt’s most respected statesman and presidential hopeful Mohamed ElBaradei, who told the Iranian news agency Fars, “The negotiations were completely secret and confidential … I believe that the Americans wanted to ensure that the deals signed between Egypt and Israel will remain intact if Islamists ascend to power.”
No Egyptians want a US-backed military coup in Egypt, especially the Islamists. Hence, Salafist Al-Nour Party spokesman Yousry Hammad was quick to tell Israeli radio that
the treaty is binding because Egypt has signed it,” while explaining that the Egyptian people want to amend certain articles to enable Egypt to better control Sinai, “and that we must be able to send aid to our Palestinian brothers in Gaza without problems.”
Interestingly, the Muslim Brotherhood is more nuanced in its political platform, referring to criteria for examining international agreements based on Sharia law and the degree of Israel’s compliance with the agreement. Re-examining the treaty is embedded in the Freedom and Justice Party’s (FJP) platform and calls for any decision on the treaty by the new parliament to be put to a referendum. Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Rashad Al-Bayoumi says,
We weren’t party to the peace treaty; it was signed away from the Egyptian people and thus the people must have their say.”
FJP Secretary-General Mohamed Saad El-Kataany reaffirmed last week that the FJP respects all international treaties as long as they achieve their goals. Which of course leaves the fate of the Camp David Accords of 1979 very much in question, given Israel’s violation of it for the past 27 years.
Nobel Peace Prize winner ElBaradei is dismissed by some Egyptians as a liberal who served the US world order as head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, though in fact he has called for former President George W Bush and his cabinet to be tried by the International Criminal Court for war crimes for the “shame of a needless war” on Iraq. We must do this, he writes in his memoirs The Age of Deception: Nuclear Diplomacy in Treacherous Times, to answer the question,
Do we, as a community of nations, have the wisdom and courage to take the corrective measures needed, to ensure that such a tragedy will never happen again?” ElBaradei also warned Israel in April that as president he would consider taking the ultimate “corrective measure”: “If Israel attacked Gaza we would declare war against the Zionist regime.”
If this liberal Egyptian politician is to be believed, then a Muslim Brotherhood and Salafist dominated parliament will most certainly support him, as would virtually all Egyptians. So all the US intriguing with the military behind Egyptians’ backs will not save Israel’s bacon. Nor will all the lexical sleights-of-hand about “settlers”, “invented people” and even soft Zionist criticism of Israel. And when the imperial project of colonising Palestine by the invented Israeli people inevitably ends, many of the latter will decide to dust off their European and American passports, brush up on their French, Russian or American slang, and rediscover their ethnic roots in the lands of their forefathers.
No less an Israeli icon that Theodore Herzl wanted just that. Herzl’s original idea about ending anti-Semitism is found in his diaries in a letter he wrote the pope offering to arrange a mass conversion of Jews in Hungary as the beginning of a total conversion to Christianity and complete assimilation of Jews into European secular society. When this didn’t pan out, he then turned to mass migration to Palestine as the fall back solution.
For all the lexical gymnastics employed by Israel lobbyists, Israel is really just the latest manifestation of the Jewish diaspora, a colony, the brainchild of British empire and Jewish dreamers, and is fated to remain so until it disowns its imperial origins and learns to speak the local lingo, which just happens to be Arabic, not reinvented Hebrew. Recall Humpty Dumpty’s fate, despite his clever use of words in the pursuit of power.