Deceptions Sell Israel to the American Public
"It is still difficult for many to believe that a deception of such magnitude is possible. Deceptions and false declarations have been the standard in the politics of the powerful, and certainly are in Israel's policy toward the Palestinians from the start." - Tanya Reinhart Israel and Palestine
Deceptions that the American public have been immersed in are extreme with regard to Israel. The misrepresentations are intended to present a particular picture of Israel in the minds of the American people in order to hide the reality of what Israel actually is and what is actually happening and what actually happened in Palestine.
"In my entire experience with American journalism, I have never found anything as extreme, sustained, and omnipresent" - Alison Weir
If you can start to look at the facts, you will see how the basics have been misrepresented to the public. For example, what is presented is something that tries to present what Zionist Jews did in 1948 as reasonable. What is not said is that the rights of the overwhelming majority were violated, 67% of the people of Palestine had their rights violated, they did not want their land chopped up into 7 sections which is what the UN resolution suggested be done.
In this example we can see how the manipulation is done. What the public is usually told is that "The jews accepted, the Arabs rejected" the UN plan. By omitting the key facts, such as the fact that it was a majority, 67% of the people, which did not want their land chopped up into pieces to serve the racist agenda of a minority, 33%. It is simply not reasonable for 33% of a population to demand that religious/ethnic land divisions be imposed upon the populations, this violates basic democracy. So these facts are suppressed and all we hear, and we hear it without the background facts about the rights of the majority, how big that majority was, and how fundamentally unjust the proposal was. And that fact that it was a proposal and that people had every right to reject it. It is a basic democratic principle that the majority of the people get to determine their own fate. It really is a dramatic example, look how it is always presented and then look at what is left out of the typical depiction of what happened in 1948.
Zionist Jews wanted to create a state based on religious/ethnic background thus making the people who are not Jews second class citizens in their own land and the people that the Jews wanted to impose this are were the overwhelming majority of the population living there. The injustice of what happened is suppressed by lies of omission. the American public is not being given all the critical facts. All the public hears is constant propaganda that tries to tie the concept of democracy to Israel while it hides the fact that the creation of Israel was an extreme violation of basic democracy and is a continuing violation of democracy.
The Phrase "Right to Exist" is another Manipulative Trick
"The whole question of recognizing the right of a state to exist was invented solely for Israel. People, on the other hand, have a right to exist. So the people who live on the land - Israelis and Palestinians - have a right to live in security and peace." - Noam Chomsky
In International affairs, nations recognize each other and make agreements, this idea that people must accept the "right" of Israel to be a racist state which maintains a racist quota by refusing to undo the crime of ethnically cleansing hundreds of thousands of non-Jews is outrageous.
The whole concept is a sleazy and dishonest attempt to link the existence of people with the existence of a discriminatory state based upon a privileged class of people. racism is not a 'right'. The Jews in Israel don't have a right to discriminate agianst non-Jews. let's be crystal clear about what it is that we mean by "Israel" and what this Israel is existing as Ending the Jewish supremacist system is considered "Israel ceasing to exist". Not that ending the supremacist system will lead to "Israel ceasing to exist" but that ending the supremacist system would be by definition "ending Israel".
In the 1970's, when the PLO was willing to recognize Israel and agree to peace, the Israelis invented this concept "right to exist"and demanded that the PLO accept that it is legitimate, that it is a 'right', to dispose hundreds of thousands of people because of their religion and to discriminate against people because of their religion.
It is like demanding that a black person say that whites have a right to set up a "white state" and force a percentage of blacks out of the country to create what racists consider a desirable demographic.
People deserve to have equal rights regardless of what religion they are. Do you not realize that the Zionists set up a JEWISH state and not a democratic state? Why do you think it is OK for a minority of a population to ethnically cleanse hundreds of thousands of people because of their religion? This is exactly what the Zionists did to non-Jews in Palestine!
The misleading story often told is that "Jews declared Israel and then they were attacked." The fact is, from November 1947 to May 1948 the Zionists were already on the offensive and had already attacked Arabs. In the months before Israel was declared, the Zionists had driven 300,000 non-Jews off their land. In the months before Israel was declared, the Zionists had seized land beyond the proposed Jewish State.
The fact is, Jews were only 33% of the population of Palestine in 1947. Why in the world would you think it is legitimate for Zionist Jews, who were less than 33% of a population, to seize land and carve up the land into 7 parts? Why in the world should 67% of a population ever accept that? These population stats, which highlight just how undemocratic the UN proposal really was, are almost never mentioned in US media.
Do you think it would be OK to change the U.S. into a "WHITE State"?
Do you know that the U.S. is more white than Israel is Jewish? Why do you think it is OK to discriminate against 20% of Israel's population just because they are not Jews? It would be no more legitimate for white Americans to declare America a "White State" than it is for Jews to declare Israel a "Jewish State."
Ending the Jewish supremacist system is considered "Israel ceasing to exist". Not that ending the supremacist system will lead to "Israel ceasing to exist" but that ending the supremacist system would be by definition "ending Israel". Zionists consider the racist foundation to be an essential characteristic of Israel. It would not be Israel if all citizens had equal rights. What this means is that a non-Jew cannot call for equal rights without being accused of calling for the "destruction of Israel". What isn't told is that ending the discrimination means that Israel ends since Israel is a system of discrimination. To end the discrimination means to end Israel.
Israeli Arabs not only don't have equal rights but the majority of Israeli Jews don't even think they should have equal rights. More than half the Jewish population of Israel - 53 percent - is opposed to full equal rights for Israeli Arabs, according to a survey conducted last month by the Israel Democracy Institute.
What would we think of whites in America who insist that Blacks should not have equal rights? You need to open your eyes to the reality of what Israel actually is. Allowing ALL people, regardless of their religion, to have equal rights means the end of Israel because Israel is a system that denies full equal rights to all people.
The root problem of the Israel and Palestine conflict is that the Jews running Israel are unwilling to allow non-Jews to have equal rights. That is the fundamental problem and cause of the conflict.
This concept 'right to exist' was in fact invented, as far as I can tell, in the 1970s when there was general international agreement, including the Arab states and the PLO, that Israel should have the rights of every state in the international system. And therefore, in an effort to prevent negotiations and a diplomatic settlement, the U.S. and Israel insisted on raising the barrier to something that nobody’s going to accept. Certainly, the Palestinians can’t accept it. They’re not going to accept Israel’s existence but also the legitimacy of its existence and the legitimacy of their dispossession. Why should they accept that? Why should anyone accept it?
An Israeli Jew Tells the Truth About The 'Anti-Semitism" Trick
Shulamit Aloni appeared on Democracy Now. Shulamit Aloni is a former Knesset member who headed the Meretz Party in Israel. She was interviewed by Amy Goodman on Democracy NOW!
Amy Goodman asked her what she thought of the fact that often when people speak out against Israel policies they get labeled "anti-Semitic". Shulamit Aloni answered "well it is a trick, we always use it." Hear Shulamit Aloni interviewed on Democracy NOW here