How the American Media Censors Stories Concerning Human Rights Abuses in Palestine: The 9th of 25 top Stories Cited by Project Censored

  • tokugawa

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    Sep 26, 2011 8:36 PM GMT
    9. Human Rights Abuses Continue in Palestine

    ... Israel’s policy and practices violate the prohibition on colonialism, which the international community developed in the 1960s in response to the great decolonization struggles in Africa and Asia. Israel’s policy is demonstrably to fragment the West Bank and annex part of it permanently to Israel. Through these measures, Israel has denied the indigenous population the right to self-determination, and has indicated a clear intention to assume sovereignty over portions of its land and natural resources. The team also found that Israel’s laws and policies in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) fit the definition of apartheid in the International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid. Israeli law conveys privileges to Jewish settlers and disadvantages Palestinians in the same territory on the basis of their respective racial identities.

    see: http://www.projectcensored.org/top-stories/articles/9-human-rights-abuses-continue-in-palestine/
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    Sep 26, 2011 9:45 PM GMT
    Anti-Semitism would be hilarious if it weren't so dangerous.
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    Sep 26, 2011 11:55 PM GMT
    TroyAthlete saidAnti-Semitism would be hilarious if it weren't so dangerous.




    You know I think you are right, It is a shame and dangerous to be so obviously unfair and suppressive against the semitic Palestinian People, especially when it is orchestrated by other Semitic People such as the Jews, which are directly related to the Palestinians. Many Jewis people call them thier 'brothers'.


    Here is something about anti Semitism from Adjuct Professor with the Justice and Peace Studies program at the University of St Thomas. He made these comments regarding attempted firings and exclusions of Professors and student groups who were and are Pro Palestinian at St Thomas University of Minisota, (also mentioned was cases at Ontario Universtity).

    After a situation where Bishop Desmond Tutu, was banned from speaking at St Thomas University, because he had support Palestinians . "Tutu was attacked because of statements he made criticizing Israeli policy toward the Palestinians that some Jewish individuals said were "anti Semitic"


    Here's the Jewish Professor: From an article by Edward Corrigan "Is it antisemitic to defend Palestinian Human rights?" THE CANADIAN CHARGER

    :"As a Jew who experienced real anti semitism as a child, I am deeply distrubed that a man like Tutu could be labeled Anti Semitic ans lilenced like this..."

    " I Deeply resent the Israeli lobby trying to slience any criticism of its policy. It does a great disservice to Israel and to all Jews."


    So TroyAthlete, are you refering to anti semitism over mistreatment of Palestinians, or because if someone points out some Israeli action that is anti Palestinian you think the person pointing out anything wrong done by Israel is anti semitic ?

    Last I knew anyone pointing out wrongs done by Israel does not a hater make, and where it comes to Israels mistreatment of the Palestinians there is plenty of room for scrutiny. By the way, are you anti American when you point out what our Obama Administration does wrong in Washington ?

    One more point, what kind of people, entities, or governments, is it that labels any and all criticism as anti semite? Is any people on this earth above criticism to the point that they deserve their own special word to suppress opinions and well deserved scrutiny of obviously unfair acts?

    I am of the opinion and have jewish friends who express the same opinion that anti simite accusations to suppress any disaggreement, is way over used to the point of backfiring and does Jews no good, No one is above reproach !!

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    Sep 27, 2011 12:08 AM GMT
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    So TroyAthlete, are you refering to anti semitism over mistreatment of Palestinians, or because if someone points out some Israeli action that is anti Palestinian you think the person pointing out anything wrong done by Israel is anti semitic ?

    Last I knew anyone pointing out wrongs done by Israel does not a hater make, and where it comes to Israels mistreatment of the Palestinians there is plenty of room for scrutiny. By the way, are you anti American when you point out what our Obama Administration does wrong in Washington ?



    There is a difference between "pointing out wrongs done by Israel" and making a hateful, unreasonable, and transparently false anti-Semitic screed. The original post falls in the latter category.

    My criticism of the Obama administration is a lame apples-to-oranges comparison, as my criticism does not include over-the-top hyperbole, lies, and race-baiting.

    So I stick by my statement and I will continue to call it like I see it. Anti-Semitic is as anti-Semitic does, sorry.
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    Sep 27, 2011 1:44 AM GMT
    sorry Troy but you need to do more reading on the Jewish written Israeli and American Jewish sites which I do daily, you'll see many an article over time with the sentiments in the article tokugawa quotes and you should read many more such comments from the Jewish reading public on Haaretz News and on The Jewish Daily Forward for example. These Pro Palestinian, Pro Peace Israelis and Jewish Americans are by no means self hating either.


    There is definately an effort to both supress the full story of Israeli actions and for the Likuds to take as much property as possible for settlements to frustrate the chances for a Palestinian state, just read the LIKUD Policy Party talking points about their not giving Palestinians a state.

    Do you really think that they aren't through AIPAC supressing the story of how many Palestinians they've run out of their homes and off their farms. They supress how many Palestinian children their IDF SNIPERS shoot in the head too. But you'll hear over and over all about the occassional tragic misdeed by a distraught and downtroden Palestinian, especially on the sunday religious shows where they daily use these stories to play the victim and plead for money. You need to open your eyes by doing some reading, you'll find many a jew, thoroughly disgusted and outspoken about the Propaganda coverups of what is going on against the Palestinians at the hands of the far right Israeli leadership. Please do some informative reading, that's my take after several years of reading and discovering many a coveraup of facts.
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    Sep 27, 2011 6:48 AM GMT
    realifedad said sorry Troy but you need to do more reading on the Jewish written Israeli and American Jewish sites which I do daily, you'll see many an article over time with the sentiments in the article tokugawa quotes and you should read many more such comments from the Jewish reading public on Haaretz News and on The Jewish Daily Forward for example. These Pro Palestinian, Pro Peace Israelis and Jewish Americans are by no means self hating either.


    There is definately an effort to both supress the full story of Israeli actions and for the Likuds to take as much property as possible for settlements to frustrate the chances for a Palestinian state, just read the LIKUD Policy Party talking points about their not giving Palestinians a state.


    No, I don't. I am well-versed in the conflict, as well as a long time volunteer and former employee of the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity. An anti-Semitic screed from a Jew is no less anti-Semitic due to the source, so I don't know why you keep insisting that because some Jews hold self-loathing anti-Semitic view it should mean anything at all to me. It doesn't.

    You need to understand that Israel is at war with a people sworn to the destruction of Israel. The Palestinians would have a state tomorrow if they ended their war against Israel. That is the long and the short of it, and no, I don't have time for your conspiracy cover-up theories. Thanks though.
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    Sep 27, 2011 3:30 PM GMT
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    realifedad said sorry Troy but you need to do more reading on the Jewish written Israeli and American Jewish sites which I do daily, you'll see many an article over time with the sentiments in the article tokugawa quotes and you should read many more such comments from the Jewish reading public on Haaretz News and on The Jewish Daily Forward for example. These Pro Palestinian, Pro Peace Israelis and Jewish Americans are by no means self hating either.


    There is definately an effort to both supress the full story of Israeli actions and for the Likuds to take as much property as possible for settlements to frustrate the chances for a Palestinian state, just read the LIKUD Policy Party talking points about their not giving Palestinians a state.


    No, I don't. I am well-versed in the conflict, as well as a long time volunteer and former employee of the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity. An anti-Semitic screed from a Jew is no less anti-Semitic due to the source, so I don't know why you keep insisting that because some Jews hold self-loathing anti-Semitic view it should mean anything at all to me. It doesn't.

    You need to understand that Israel is at war with a people sworn to the destruction of Israel. The Palestinians would have a state tomorrow if they ended their war against Israel. That is the long and the short of it, and no, I don't have time for your conspiracy cover-up theories. Thanks though.




    You just keep right on clinging to your worn out anti semite belief system and that old 'sworn to the destruction of Israel' beleif system, false or not. Yest some extremists believe that, but they are not represtented by Abbas,

    Some extremists like the LIKUDS just approved another 1100 Settlement Units yesterday to be built on Palestinian Occupied territory, which is against international law, but those jews speaking against it according to you are self loathing and anti semitic. BULLSHIT !!! Keep clinging to your antiquated colonial theft of land as OK since its Israel doing it. Has it gotten Israel peace yet ? Its brought them plenty of Isolation though, Hope they are proud. How foolish they look behind all their walls and fences so they can keep stealing land and be 'safe' while they do it. That's an unclass act that most clear thinking Israeli's don't even like or approve of, but you call them self loathing jews, What a fanatic twist of reality these LIKUDS are trying to pull off and apparently you wholeheartedly approve of. That is sad !!

    The Israeli LIKUD ZIONIST FANATICS by their actions are ruining it for Israel by such things as yesterdays spit in the face of Peace, by their approval of more units and put the USA for blindly backing them, right in the same state of Isolatioin with them.

    No one likes a thief whether is Israel doing the thieving or not, and no it is not Anti Semitic to say so !!
  • Lincsbear

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    Sep 28, 2011 4:40 PM GMT
    An accusation of anti-Semitism hangs heavy over the person it`s made against,given the Jewish Holocaust in 1930/40s and European guilt on this,and the suffering/persecution of Jews generally in history.
    In that sense,it could be the perfect way to stifle dissent over some aspects of Israel`s foreign policy.
    I`m sure I`m not the only one to have noticed this.
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    Sep 28, 2011 7:45 PM GMT
    Lincsbear saidAn accusation of anti-Semitism hangs heavy over the person it`s made against,given the Jewish Holocaust in 1930/40s and European guilt on this,and the suffering/persecution of Jews generally in history.
    In that sense,it could be the perfect way to stifle dissent over some aspects of Israel`s foreign policy.
    I`m sure I`m not the only one to have noticed this.




    Your right, and its the express reason AIPAC keeps using the Anti Semitic accusation, but the US public is waking up slowly, this tactic has been so overused its starting to backfire.
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    Sep 28, 2011 8:05 PM GMT
    Pouncer said
    Your accusation of racism against Jews (which you have made no effort to substantiate) is libellous and defamatory until you present evidence for your case.


    Sue me.
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    Sep 28, 2011 8:08 PM GMT
    realifedad said
    You just keep right on clinging to your worn out anti semite belief system and that old 'sworn to the destruction of Israel' beleif system, false or not. Yest some extremists believe that, but they are not represtented by Abbas,


    Thank you very for writing this obviously false nonsense. It allowed me to stop right there me to now disregard anything you else you have to say.
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    Sep 28, 2011 8:26 PM GMT
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    realifedad said
    You just keep right on clinging to your worn out anti semite belief system and that old 'sworn to the destruction of Israel' beleif system, false or not. Yest some extremists believe that, but they are not represtented by Abbas,


    Thank you very for writing this obviously false nonsense. It allowed me to stop right there me to now disregard anything you else you have to say.




    your reaction like the far right LIKUDS is the express reason why Israel is now experiencing possibly the worst Isolation over the last several decades. The LIKUD fanatics are right regardless of the facts, they have the attitude of one of their leaders who said while referring to the UN, "We don't care what the 'goys' think, as long as we jews approve" (a close paraphrase from Ben
    Gurion)


    You should take up reading what jews themselves think of the LIKUD's led by Netanyahu and Lieberman
  • tokugawa

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    Sep 29, 2011 5:08 AM GMT
    TroyAthlete said
    Pouncer said
    Your accusation of racism against Jews (which you have made no effort to substantiate) is libellous and defamatory until you present evidence for your case.


    Sue me.


    TroyAthlete has no evidence, so instead of facts or logic to defend his case, he defaults to name calling and insults. This is a standard response to unflattering facts about Zionism, since Zionists lose any honest debate.

    Zionists don't want peace, they want the status quo to continue forever, which allows for the theft of more land and the continued oppression in the occupied territories.

    When Arafat announced his unconditional acceptance of the last Israeli offer made at Taba, Israeli Prime Minister Sharon rejected Arafat's acceptance; instead of accepting peace, Sharon said the offer had expired. So peace was rejected even when it was based on Israel's terms.