Duplicity over Spy ‘Scandal’

by Robyn Rosen

The British government has been accused of "double standards" following its reaction to allegations that Russian spies used forged British and Irish passports.

During the trial of 10 Russians who admitted to being spies last month, US Department of Justice papers claimed that one of them, Tracey Foley, "travelled on a fraudulent British passport prepared for her by the SVR (Russia's foreign intelligence agency)".

…When Israel was accused of using forged British passports during the alleged assassination of a Mossad agent in Dubai earlier this year, there was widespread criticism and both the British and Irish governments (and other Israel ‘friendly’ States) expelled Israeli diplomats.

Jon Benjamin, chief executive of the Board of Deputies, said: "Just why this latest passport revelation warrants less attention than the purported forgeries by Israeli spies will validate a growing perception that yet again, Israel is subjected to both international double standards and disproportionate attention." (Anti-Israel meadia screamers are silent on this matter! And nobody cares or questions their professional integrity?)

The Zionist Federation's executive director, Alan Aziz, said: "As usual, double standards are used for Israel and for the rest of the world... time and time again Israel is treated in a distinctly different manner to the rest of the world, and if this is not pure discrimination, I don't know what is."

A spokesman for the Israeli Embassy said: "Knowing the British sense of fair play, we are confident that the same rules will apply to any other country, similarly accused of misusing passports." (Wishful thinking! Anti-Jewish biggots - the United Kindom is the ugliest of them, as it had done everything to distroy Zionist’s dream - have never cared about fairness where Jews are concerned)

Prizon or “Golden Cage”. British Prime Minister David Cameron has called on Israel to lift its blockade of the Gaza Strip, and slammed the current state of the PA controlled areas as a "prison camp" (He forgot to add “with luxury shopping malls, villas, cars and Kassam rockets”. Israel does not want to keep them locked in! Gaza is more like a “Golden Cage”, which these professional refugees do not want to leave and their ‘friends’ keep them artificially in to prolong the ME conflict!)

Lebanon is Responsible for Hezbollah Actions. Israel will target the whole of Lebanon in any future conflict against Hezbollah, according to its Defense Minister Ehud Barak: “We will not run after each Hezbollah terrorist or launcher. We will see it as legitimate to hit any target that belongs to the Lebanese state, not just to Hezbollah”

War Provocation. Lebanese Army carried out planned sniper ambush. Northern Command Head Major-General Gadi Eizenkut said: “It is our understanding that this was a planned provocation by the Lebanese Army that fired at a force that was inside Israeli territory without any provocation on our part.” Dan Harari, a battalion commander, was killed on Tuesday, and Major (res.) Ezra Lakia was badly hurt when the Lebanese army fired on the IDF while its troops were patrolling within the Blue Line that the UN has marked out as the international boundary.

Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak

I have no ill wishes toward Arabs, even after all that they have done against Jews. The main goal of Zionism is to reunite Jewish land and live in peace. This will not happen with Arabs living on Jewish land. Jews have changed desert into fruitful land and Israel has become one of the world’s leading states. With the annual budget of billions of dollars of the international help, why can't Arabs do the same in Sinai?

Success of Media War is Self Betrayal! American Jewish lobbyists have been convinced to take a pro-Palestinian Authority position, and to ask US President Barack Obama to turn up the pressure on Israel, according to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. The lobbyists “told me that I had created a revolution among American Jews, and that they had decided to go to President Obama and tell him: there is a Palestinian partner for peace – but is there an Israeli partner?” Abbas said. The US Jewish leaders Abbas referred to were members of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organization, the Anti-Defamation League, and the left-wing Americans for Peace Now and J Street organizations. (None of these Jewish organizations have come to a President of the United State and told him that Palestine is Eretz-Israel and it is time for Jews to reclaim their land and remove Arab occupiers from Jewish land!)

Israel’s Left Undemocratic Blindness. MK Nachman Shai (Kadima) sent a request to the head of the Israel Journalists Council, retired judge Dalia Dorner, asking that she ensure that the Israeli media hold off reporting on the health of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. (Jewish leftists are the defenders of the free speech only when it suits their political agenda. That is why they are against revealing of political uncertainty of the peace with Egypt)

Fighting American Jihad. As many as 70,000 blogs have been shut down as the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation targets online terrorism. Materials taken offline were bomb-making instructions and a list of Americans targeted for assassination. The material was “potentially inciting dangerous activities.” The FBI recently warned that domestic terrorism is among the foremost threats facing America.

What was the Noise About? In stores across Gaza, Israeli products in shiny packaging cram window displays, while cash registers rattle. These days, Hebrew-brand names are everywhere in the coastal enclave, replacing goods smuggled from Egypt through a network of tunnels. (Was the boycott of Israel’s goods just another Islamic fake propaganda stunt? They are so good at making smoke-screens!)

Don’t Blame Israel – You are not Safe Anywhere. Al-Qaida in North Africa said it has killed French engineer, Michel Germaneau, abducted in Niger in April. The group is also holding two Spanish aid workers, Roque Pascual and Albert Vilalta, who were taken hostage in Mauritania in November.

Environmental Terrorism - PA Pollution Ruins River. Pollution from towns controlled by Palestinian Authority is ruining natural areas in the Binyamin region, and the Israeli government allows the situation to continue. Residents of the PA town of Anata near Jerusalem dump their trash in a pond that is known to be filled with sewage. The PA apparently does nothing to enforce proper disposal of trash in the area. The complaint came shortly on the heels of a similar warning regarding pollution in the Jordan River, specifically in Qasr al-Yahud, a site considered holy to Christians.

Anti-Israel Riots are Used to Protect Arab Criminals. Dozens of Arabs rioted in the City of David (Silwan) neighbourhood on Tuesday night. The rioters attacked border police officers who were running after several criminal suspects. (Quite often this fake nation has been using anti-Israel rioting to cover criminal activities of its members)

Hypocrisy of the Headlines:

Now Israel risks losing its friends...They are not true friends if it is so easy to loose them!

The Israel-Arab Conflict: "Red Herrings"

by Martin Sherman

Israel is continuously accused by its detractors of "occupying" Palestinian territory and "usurping" Palestinian land by means of an "expansionary settlement policy."

"Occupation" and "Settlements" have thus become the buzzwords by which to denote, to decry and defame Israel's control of the territories across the 1967 armistices lines. This prevailing custom is wildly at odds with the realities that forced Israel to seize these territories in an unequivocal act of self defense against threats of annihilation, in classic pre-emptive exercise of the right of "anticipatory self defense."

A 2003 article "Jus ad Bellum: Law Regulating Resort to Force", published by the American Bar Association, sets out the rather stringent conditions for the legitimate exercise of "anticipatory self defense." It stipulates that the necessity for action must be "instant, overwhelming, and leaving no choice of means, and no moment for deliberation." …self-defense may justify use of force under the following conditions: an attack is immediately threatened; there is an urgent necessity for defensive action; there is no practicable alternative, particularly when another state or authority that legally could stop or prevent the infringement does not or cannot do so..."

There is clearly not doubt that these conditions were met (by Israel) in June 1967 (and other conflicts).

The declarations of Arab leaders, before Israel held a square inch of territory now claimed to be "occupied," show irrefutably that "an attack was immediately threatened" and that there was indeed "an urgent necessity for defensive action." Furthermore, there was clearly no practicable alternative, particularly when another state or authority that legally could stop or prevent the infringement did not do so..." (Since the UN had, at Cairo's behest, removed its troops from the Israeli-Egyptian border (to facilitate destruction of Israel); and the United States and other maritime powers refused to remove Egypt's blockade of the Straits of Tiran (to allow escalation of the conflict), and to honour their commitments to allow Israel the right of navigation in the Red Sea.)

On March 8th 1965, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser proclaimed: "We shall not enter Palestine with its soil covered in sand. We shall enter it with its soil saturated in blood."

…on May 20, 1967, Gen. Hafez al-Assad, Syria's Minister of Defense, and later President, boasted: "Our forces are now entirely ready....to initiate the act of liberation itself and to explode the Zionist presence in the Arab homeland ...the time has come to enter a battle of annihilation."

On May 27, Nasser declared: "Our basic objective will be the destruction of Israel. The Arab people want to fight."

And four days before the outbreak of war, on June 1, 1967, Iraqi President Abdul Rahman Ali (later killed by Saddam Hussein) threatened: "The existence of Israel is an error which must be rectified. This is our opportunity to wipe out the ignominy which has been with us since 1948. Our goal is clear - to wipe Israel off the map." (Creation of a Palestinian state has definitely not been their aim!)

Therefore, it was not Israeli aggression but unequivocal Arab aggression that led to the events which precipitated Israel's takeover of territories across the 1967 frontiers, an act of clearly legitimate anticipatory pre-emption of that aggression. (And now the time has come to free Eretz-Israel, Land of Israel, from Arab occupation and reunite Jewish land!)