JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: MURDER INCORPORATED USES TANKS ON GAZA PROTESTERS APPROACHING FENCE – MEANING OF “PEACE” BETWEEN A CAMP INMATE AND HIS GUARDS? – ISRAEL’S CONSTANT EFFORT TO INFLUENCE OUR GOVERNMENTS MAKE RUSSIA CHARGES OF ELECTION INFLUENCE LOOK SILLY   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENTS POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE INDEPENDENT

 

Israel: Five Palestinians killed and hundreds injured in clashes on border of Gaza Strip on day of protest

Military personnel say they will not allow crowds to breach fence or damage army infrastructure

 

Murder Incorporated is busy doing what it does best.

Hard at work keeping the inmates of its giant concentration camp called Gaza suppressed.

My God, what a destructive enterprise re-created Israel has proven to be.

Endless wars and oppression and abuse and assassination and terror and attacks on international institutions and laws.

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Response to a comment:

 How does one define “peace” in such circumstances?

The word, though endlessly repeated, has no meaning in this context.

How can you speak of “peace” between those trapped in a prison camp and the heavily armed guards keeping them there?

It’s utter nonsense.

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Response to a comment:

A really stupid, from-a-script response.

The minority of Palestinians who have technical citizenship are an accident of history, essentially people running from Jewish terrorists in 1948 who were trapped inside what was to become Israel.

They are not liked, they are not wanted, and they come under frequent dark threats from major figures in Israel.

Moreover, their very citizenship is a special lesser kind through a set of elaborate, almost-Talmudic rules governing the privileges of Jewish Israelis and non-Jewish Israelis. All identity documents clearly show who is a Jew and who is not. Sound familiar?

There are harsh laws in Israel about everything from marriage and children to land ownership affecting the non-Jewish “citizens.”

Avigdor Liberman and Martin van Creveld, important public figures in Israel, have both openly threatened them with expulsion, to say nothing of many disparaging remarks from others, including some rather hateful rabbis.

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Response to a comment, “Killing someone with a tank shell for approaching a fence?  That sounds like plain murder”:

Not “sounds like,” is.

But it is like so many, many past cases.

Remember the entire Palestinian family wiped out by a shell on the beach?

The UN observers deliberately targeted and murdered at their post on the Lebanese border when Israel again decided to assault Lebanon?

Month in, month out, Palestinians are killed with no notice and never any justice.

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Response to a comment:

 That recorded effort to unseat someone in Parliament that received publicity in Britain goes on in many political jurisdictions regularly.

The Israel Lobby has unseated members of the American Congress it does not like.

It is a terrible indictment of people claiming to embrace democracy.

Israel’s intense and continuous efforts along these lines also make all the charges about supposed Russian efforts – feeble even in the imagined charges – to influence American or British elections look silly.

Israel is in the serious business of influencing other people’s government representation, just as it is in the serious business of lobbying for anti-democratic and anti-free speech laws in America and Britain. We see this last in determined efforts to make support for peaceful boycott of Israel illegal or to control even the words a citizen of another country may use or in the effort to pass laws in other countries equating criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism.

Posted March 30, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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