Sunday, May 02, 2004

If you do nothing else please search the facts of the 1971 peace offer by Egypt, it could open your eyes to the pattern of misinformation and lies that are spread in service of powerful interests. I know that human nature is such that people form their world view based on what they are exposed to and what they experience. The problem we face is how can I show you that you hold views that have been influenced by deception and omission? If you are sincere about wanting to know about the world you live in and the society you are a member of then please review what I have to say and like I said actually research the facts of the 1971 peace offer. I can't make you change your mind, I can't make you see the facts, only you can do that.

From what you wrote I take it you hold broad and common misconceptions about Israel. By giving you examples of lies I hope you can start to see a pattern an eventually to see the truth.
In his book "Understanding Power", Chomsky gives a dramatic example of the official lies and how they are maintained. He talks about Sadat's 1971 peace offer. The deal is press and scholarship are "playing the game", which means facts go down the memory hole if they don't fit the image that powerful interests want presented.
The 1971 Sadat peace offer is a perfect example. You wrote that you believed Israel was the only one in the entire region that genuinely wants peace. this is false but the reason you believe it is because you have been presented a false image by people why "play the game."
read page 127-128 of Understanding Power. I will summarize: One of the false premises is the one you hold about "Israel being the only one that wants peace". This is the false doctrine of "arab rejectionism". That doctrine is as Chomsky explains in "Necessary Illusions" "... to present the United States and Israel as "yearning for peace" and pursuing a "peace process," while in reality they have led the rejectionist camp and have been blocking peace initiatives that have broad international and regional support."

This is accomplished by suppressing facts that don't fit this premise. So for years writers have been pretending that Sadat didn't offer peace with Israel until 1977. The example Chomsky points out is just one of many. Writers that push these lies and they get away with it because people "play the game". George Will pushed it in his article in Newsweek. When Chomsky wrote Newsweek to tell them that George Will's article was false and that Sadat had offered peace back in 1971, Newsweek's research editor called CHomsky to ask him where he got the facts about the 1971 offer, Chomsky told her that it was published in Newsweek itself at the time back in 1971. The woman looked into it and agreed that Chomsky was right and she told him they would run his letter that pointed this out. BUT an hour latter she called and said they would not run the letter because George Will was having a tantrum.
AS Chomsky writes, But the point is, in Newsweek and the New York Times and the Washington Post and so on, you simply cannot state these facts- it's like belief in divinity or something, the lies have become immutable truth."

For examples of how rejected Arab peace offers have been eliminated from history in the U.S., see Thomas L. Friedman, "Seeking Peace in Mideast," New York Times, March 17, 1985, section 1, p. 1 (chronologically listing U.S. and U.N. Security Council proposals, but ignoring all of the Arab proposals prior to those that led to the Camp David Accords of 1978); Eric Pace, "Anwar el-Sadat, the Daring Arab Pioneer of Peace With Israel," New York Times, October 7, 1981, p. A10 (explicitly denying the facts, and referring to Sadat's trip to Jerusalem in 1977 as follows: "Reversing Egypt's longstanding policy, [Sadat] proclaimed his willingness to accept Israel's existence as a sovereign state").

Like I said, this is just one example.

If you are concerned about Jews then you should respect the history of Jews who actually did stand for justice. Some paid with their lives for insisting that racism is wrong. Zionists killed OTHER JEWS who dared point out what I am saying. The Hagana archives contain the names of 40 JEWS who were killed by Irgun and the Stern Group (Jewish terrorist groups). For example an anti-Zionist native Jewish inhabitant of Palestine was assassinated as he left his synagogue in June 1924 by two Haganah agents (Jewish terrorists) see The Fateful Triangle pp164-165

What these murdered Jews were resisting was a racist ideology. Racism is wrong, even if Jews are doing it. Far too many Jews are excusing racist policies but not all, for example the Jews I mentioned who were murdered by racist Zionist Jews. Far too many whites accepted slavery in the US but not all and they to suffered for standing up for the right thing. Don't tell me you think Jews can't do wrong and only non-Jewish white people are capable of such things. Right now the Zionist ideology is spreading such misery and injustice. People are people and you need to drop your distorted views. If you are concerned about the hate created by Israeli polices then you need to do some research. How could so many Americans go along with slavery? THINK about it. If Americans are supposed to be wonderful and the creation of the US was supposed to be great, why was such evil written into our Constitution and inflicted on so many people? Zionists consider Jews and non-Jews living in peace with equal right to be the "destruction of Israel". It is like when a white racist says a "neighborhood is destroyed" when they think there are too many blacks in a neighborhood or that there are any blacks in a neighborhood.

You mentioned suicide bombers as if that was the end all of everything. You need to know this started in Israel at a eertain time, about six weeks after Baruch Goldstein killed some 29 Muslims as they were praying on February 25, 1994. And after Israel had been supporting Hamas as a way to undermine the PLO and derail political attempts at peace. And they come after decades of murders and human rights abuses. You fixate only on others killing civilians and you overlook Israel's killings and other actions. Killing civilians is wrong but that doesn't make the actions of others right. Israel has killed far more Palestinians and has ethnically cleansed 750,000 people all in the name of the racist ideology of Zionism.

One could harp on the murders of whites by blacks during the years of slavery but that doesn't mean slavery was OK.What would you think of someone that went on and on about the murder of whites at the hands of black slaves in early America? You know of cource that the whites were in the wrong with their slavery even though killing whites wa wrong. Stop using the killings you refer to as an excuse for the original and ongoing wrongs of Zionism.

Think about this from Jews for Justice writing about Israel:
"We know it is hard to accept emotionally, but in this case the Jewish people are in the wrong. We took most of Palestine by force from the Arabs and blamed the victims for resisting their dispossession." Conclusion I
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I suggest you order thes two books written by decent and honerable Jews: Books: Fateful Triangle: The United States, Israel, and the Palestinians Books: Israel/Palestine: How to End the War of 1948
History of Israel
Israel violates the conditions for admittance into UN

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