Calls for genocide enter Israeli mainstream

21 July 2014 — Jonathon Cook

As we watch the horrifying slaughter unfold in Gaza, bear in mind the Israeli psychosis that fuels and justifies it. Here are comments from three rightwing Israelis – two leading politicians and a professor – who very much reflect a strain of mainstream thinking in Israel, one that the international media largely avoids noting.

Each, in their different ways, is advocating a genocide of the Palestinians.

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Israeli soldier posts picture of Palestine child in the cross hairs

21 July 2014 — New Power

idf-soldier-child-in-crosshair-instagram-300x300An image is worth a thousand words. An Israeli soldier caused a public outcry when he posted an image of a Palestinian child in the cross hairs of his sniper rifle to Instagram. Such is the brutality of racism, genocide, imperialism. Not only are the imperialists brutal, but they are so arrogant that they don’t even have the common sense to self censor their acts of terror. They are sure that the imperialists have their back so they do not even bother hiding their brutality. Genocide bought and paid by the USA. Israel could not survive without the billions it receives every year in military aid from the USA.

Editorial Position of the New York Times: “Thumbs Up for Gaza Slaughter” By Abba Solomon and Norman Solomon

21 July 2014 — Global Research

Over the weekend, the New York Times sent out a clear signal: the mass slaughter of civilians is acceptable when the Israeli military is doing the killing.

Under the headline “Israel’s War in Gaza,” the most powerful newspaper in the United States editorialized that such carnage is necessary. The lead editorial in the July 19 edition flashed a bright green light — reassuring the U.S. and Israeli governments that the horrors being inflicted in Gaza were not too horrible.

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NYT Rewrites Gaza Headline: Was It Too Accurate? By Peter Hart

17 July 2014 — FAIR Blog

Yesterday (7/16/14)  the New York Times posted its first account of the Israeli strike that killed four young Palestinians on a beach in Gaza. The headline looked like this:

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That headline appropriately conveys the horrors witnessed and documented by the Times reporters.

But at some point–around 9:00 pm, according to the website Newsdiffs–the headline was changed to the version that appears on the front page of the New York Times today: “Boys Drawn to Gaza Beach, and Into Center of Mideast Strife.”

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Netanyahu’s “telegenically dead” comment is grotesque but not original, Goebbels beat him to it By Glenn Greenwald

21 July 2014 — The Intercept

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GAZA, PALESTINE – 2014/07/20: Palestinian medics carry the body of a child killed in Shijaiyah east of Gaza City, after Israel expanded its ground offensive on the Gaza Strip (Photo by Ibrahim Khader/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Benjamin Netanyahu, yesterday, on CNN, addressing worldwide sympathy for the civilian victims of Israeli violence in Gaza:

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The End of Israel? By Gilad Atzmon

21 July 2014 — Gilad Atzmon

In his speech to the nation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged yesterday that the war on Gaza is a battle for the existence of the Jewish State. Netanyahu is correct. And Israel cannot win this battle; it cannot even define what a victory might entail. Surely the battle is not about the tunnels or the militants’ underground operation, the tunnels are just weapons of resistance rather than the resistance itself. The Hamas and Gaza militants lured Israel into a battle zone in which it could never succeed and Hamas set the conditions, chose the ground and has written the terms required to conclude this cycle of violence. 

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NBC News Pulls Veteran Reporter from Gaza After Witnessing Israeli Attack on Children By Glenn Greenwald

17 July 2014 — The Intercept

Ayman Mohyeldin, the NBC News correspondent who personally witnessed yesterday’s killing by Israel of four Palestinian boys on a Gazan beach and who has received widespread praise for his brave and innovative coverage of the conflict, has been told by NBC executives to leave Gaza immediately. According to an NBC source upset at his treatment, the executives claimed the decision was motivated by “security concerns” as Israel prepares a ground invasion, a claim repeated to me by an NBC executive. But late yesterday, NBC sent another correspondent, Richard Engel, along with an American producer who has never been to Gaza and speaks no Arabic, into Gaza to cover the ongoing Israeli assault (both Mohyeldin and Engel speak Arabic) [my emph. WB] Continue reading

[PCHR_e] Interview with Raji Sourani in Gaza: “We are just soft targets: we are very cheap”

17 July 2014 — PCHR

Interview with Raji Sourani in Gaza:

“We are just soft targets: we are very cheap”

Raji Sourani is a human rights lawyer and founder of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, which documents and investigates human rights violations in the Occupied Territories. Jailed on six occasions for his work, Sourani is staying put in Gaza at the moment, and continuing to work under siege. He tells Roma Rajpal Weiss that people there have lost all hope

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Gaza Friends: Israel Attacks Gaza Hospital

16 July 2014  — williambowles.info

*International activists remain in Gaza hospital threatened by Israeli missiles *

Last night, Israel’s army fired five warning missiles at El-Wafa geriatric hospital in Gaza City, Gaza. International volunteers now staying in the hospital in solidarity, have said they, “can hear missiles falling close by”.

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