Monday, July 25, 2011

Rebelión on the July 22 attacks against Norway (II).

And it has happened again.

Gilad Atzmon, an Israeli-born British musician, novelist, political activist and writer, well known for his anti-Israeli ideas, has written an article on the July 22 attacks against Norway, which was published today by Rebelión under the title ¿Fue la masacre noruega una reacción al BDS? (titled in English as Was Norway Massacre a reaction to BDS Israeli Boycott?). This is Atzmon's position on the issue:

"I learned last night from an Israeli online journal, that two days before the Utoya Island massacre, AUF's (Labour Party’s youth movement) leader Eskil Pedersen gave an interview to the Dagbladet, Norway’s second largest tabloid newspaper, in which he unveiled what he thinks of Israel.

In the course of the interview, Pedersen stated that he 'believes the time has come for more drastic measures against Israel, and (that he) wants the Foreign Minister to impose an economic boycott against the country.'

Pedersen went on to say, 'The peace process goes nowhere, and though the whole world expect Israel to comply, they do not. We in Labour Youth will have a unilateral economic embargo of Israel from the Norwegian side.'

The AUF Labour Party Youth Movement have been devoted promoters of the Israel Boycott campaign, the Dagbladet newspaper reporting that 'The AUF has long been a supporter of an international boycott of Israel, but the decision at the last congress, demands that Norway imposes a unilateral economic embargo on the country and it must be stricter than before.'

'I acknowledge that this is a drastic measure', stated Pedersen, 'but I think it gives a clear indication that we are tired of Israel's behaviour, quite simply.'

Yesterday we also learned that mass-murderer Anders Behring Breivik was openly enthusiastic about Israel. According to a variety of internet outlets, Behring Breivik was a regular poster on several Norwegian internet sites, notably the blog, which is run by Hans Rustad, a former left-wing journalist.

Hans Rustad is Jewish, extremely pro-Zionist, and warns against 'Islam-isation', violence, and other social problems he assumes to be connected with Muslim immigration.

Alongside the UK's infamously Islamophobic Harry's Place and other Jewish pro-war Zionist blogs, the observant amongst us are becoming more and more aware of an increasingly pervasive trend of Jerusalemite internet journals that — ostensibly – like to give the impression of 'rallying for the preservation of Western culture', and of 'standing up for democratic values'.

For the most obvious of reasons, these blog pages are almost exclusively focused on 'the problem of Islam', and on Muslim migrants' 'troubled and reactionary' communities and politics, whilst all the while, simultaneously, relentlessly and forcefully propounding a propagandistic Zionist agenda.

Interestingly enough, other immigrants are routinely depicted on these blog pages as being 'harmless', or as 'positive contributors to society' – you won't find Hans Rustad or Harry Place criticising the Jewish Lobbies, the Lord Levy's or the Russian Oligarchs' disastrous impact on 'Western culture' or on 'democratic values' any time soon.

Gordon Duff wrote yesterday in Veterans Today that the 'car bombing carries the signature of an intelligence agency. Nobody else bothers with such things.'

And indeed it is after all, pretty clear that a car bomb of such magnitude, and an operation of such sophistication is not exactly something a layman can put together with such apparent ease: it would surely take some specialist knowledge, and the question here is, who could provide such knowledge, and such a vast amount of lethal explosives?

I am not in a position at present to firmly point a finger at Israel, its agents, or its sayanim — but assembling the information together, and considering all possibilities may suggest that Anders Behring Breivik might indeed, have been a Sabbath Goy.

Within its Judaic mundane-societal context, the Sabbath Goy is simply there to accomplish some minor tasks the Jews cannot undertake during the Sabbath. But within the Zion-ised reality we tragically enough live in, the Sabbath Goy kills for the Jewish state. He may even do it voluntarily.

Being an admirer of Israel, Behring Breivik does appear to have treated his fellow countrymen in the same way that the IDF treats Palestinians. Devastatingly enough, in Israel, Behring Breivik found a few enthusiastic followers who praised his action against the Norwegian youth. In the Hebrew article that reported about the AUF camp being pro Palestinian and supportive of the Israel Boycott Campaign, I found the following comments amongst other supports for the massacre:

24. 'Oslo criminals paid'.

26. 'It's stupidity and evil not to desire death for those who call to boycott Israel.'

41. 'Hitler Youth members killed in the bombing of Germany were also innocent. Let us all cry about the terrible evil bombardment carried out by the Allied…We have a bunch of haters of Israel meeting in a country that hates Israel in a conference that endorses the boycott.. So it's not okay, not nice, really a tragedy for families, and we condemn the act itself, but to cry about it? Come on. We Jews are not Christians. In the Jewish religion there is no obligation to love or mourn for the enemy.'

The full facts of the Norwegian tragedy are, as yet, unknown, but the message should by now be transparently and urgently clear to all of us:

Western intelligence agencies must immediately crackdown on Israeli and Zionist operators in our midst, and regarding the terrible events of the weekend.

It must be made absolutely clear who it was that spread such hate and promoted such terror, and for what exact reasons."

A photograph showing Anders Behring Breivik with a rifle is shown in Atzmon's article, and under it, we can read:

"Who-What Really Made Him Pull the Trigger So Many Times".

So, Gilad Atzmon seems to see Israel's hand behind the July 22 attacks in Norway. This also seems to be Rebelión's position since this Spanish far-left website published another article by María José Lera (professor of psychology at the University of Seville) and Ricardo García Pérez (a translator) which supports such a conspiracy theory. And now they use Atzmon's article at Veterans Today, translating it into Spanish, in order to imply again that Israel played a role in the tragic events happened in the Scandinavian country three days ago.

I'd also demand Gilad Atzmon to translate the other comments he didn't translate. 3 comments out of at least 41 don't demonstrate that Israelis really think Norwegians deserve what they suffered recently.

Rebelión on the July 22 attacks against Norway (I).

Rebelión (which means Rebellion) is a Spanish website which focuses on political, economic and social issues such as the Arab-Israeli conflict, E.T.A., the Catholic Church, the mainstream media, the Iraq War, fascism and many others, always from a far-left viewpoint.

On Sunday, July 24, 2011, this website published an article by María José Lera (professor of psychology at the University of Seville) and Ricardo García Pérez (a translator) under the title Noruega e Israel (Norway and Israel). It is claimed in this article that the July 22 attacks against Norway happened in a context which should attract our attention, since the AUF (Arbeidernes Ungdomsfylking or Workers' Youth League, the Norwegian Labour Party's youth organization), whose members were holding a meeting at the Utøya island when they were intentionally attacked by Anders Behring Breivik, are among the most prominent proponents of boycotting Israel.

Norwegian initiatives against Israel are then cited by the authors of the article, such as (sources available within the article itself):

1.- An academic boycott proposed from within the University of Bergen and the NTNU (Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet or Norwegian University of Science and Technology).

2.- Statements made by Jonas Gahr Støre (Norway's Minister of Foreign Affairs), at the Utøya island itself the day before the attacks, against the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories and the Israeli security fence in the West Bank. Støre is a member of the Arbeiderpartiet or Labour Party.

3.- Statements made by Eskil Pedersen (AUF leader) demanding a boycott against Israel and the recognition of a Palestinian State.

4.- Statements made by Kristin Halvorsen in 2006 (when she was Norway's Minister of Finance) demanding a boycott against Israel, as well as subsequent divestment measures by Norway against Israel. Halvorsen is a member of the Sosialistisk Venstreparti or Socialist Left Party.

5.- The fact that during 2010, 4 out of 10 Norwegians refused to buy Israeli products.

6.- Statements made by Jonas Gahr Støre supporting the Norwegian recognition of a Palestinian State, during a visit of the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.

7.- The Palestinian passport which former Norwegian Prime Minister Kåre Willoch gave Mahmoud Abbas, as well as Willoch's statements supporting the Palestinians. Willoch is a member of the Høyre or Right, known internationally as the Norwegian Conservative Party.

8.- Reactions to the Norwegian support for the Palestinians by the Israeli media and pro-Israeli advocates such as American lawyer, jurist and political commentator Alan Dershowitz, who was rejected by three Norwegian universities when he demanded to be granted the right to speak about Israel.

For more information about Norwegian attitudes towards Israel and the Jewish people, please read Norway, Israel and the jews.

The article by María José Lera and Ricardo García Pérez ends as follows (translated as accurate as possible, between quotation marks):

"It could ultimately be that the State of Israel's tentacles are not so far away from this slaughter; after all it would have not been the first one they commit, nor unfortunately will be the last one. In the end, the Norwegian Workers' Youth League (AUF), the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs and his whole government have received a tremendous hit.

Those who have positioned themselves the most against Israel's genocidal policies towards the Palestinian people are precisely the ones who suffer the most, previously warned by Israel about their «tremendous boldness»… something which according to the Israeli language means that the price has to be paid."

This is outrageous. While Norway is experiencing its worst crisis since the German occupation of the country during the Second World War, María José Lera, Ricardo García Pérez and Rebelión dare to use this tragedy in order to discredit Israel through implying the Jewish State could have been involved in the attacks against Norwegian innocent citizens.

This kind of perfidy demonstrates how far anti-Israel advocates can go here in Spain.

Friday, July 1, 2011

An analysis of the vocabulary and the images used by the Spanish media regarding Israel (II).

On Monday, June 27, 2011, Público published an article under the title Cinco años (Five years) by Eugenio García Gascón, regarding Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier who was kidnapped by Hamas in 2006, and negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians regarding exchanges of prisoners. The third paragraph of Gascón's article reads as follows (translated as accurate as possible, between quotation marks):

"Prime minister Netanyahu, like his predecessor Olmert, hasn't shown a great interest in the liberation of the soldier. Hamas demands the liberation of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in exchange, some of them being militiamen responsible for deadly attacks and strikes, and Netanyahu seems not to be in favour of such exchange."

Now please notice what Gascón wrote in the fourth paragraph of his article:

"Some Israelis remember that during his first mandate, between 1996 and 1999, Netanyahu freed Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, founder and spiritual leader of Hamas in exchange of three Mossad agents arrested in Amman when they wanted to murder Khaled Meshaal, the leader of Hamas in the exile. Meshaal currently lives in Damascus and Sheikh Yassin was murdered in Gaza by the Israeli aviation during the second intifada."

So, according to Público and its journalist Eugenio García Gascón, Palestinian terrorists who killed innocent Israelis and are currently under Israel's custody are "militiamen responsible for deadly attacks and strikes" instead of "criminals responsible for terrorist attacks", while the Mossad wanted to "murder" Khaled Meshaal and the Israeli Air Force "murdered" Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, in spite of the fact that they were enemies of Israel (as well as criminals) during wartime.

This exemplifies again how the Spanish mainstream media distorts reality when it comes to Israel and the Palestinians.