Pictures and captions by Lasha Darkmoon
“I don’t travel. If I did, I probably wouldn’t visit Israel. I remember how it was in 1948 when Israel was being established and all my Jewish friends were ecstatic. I was not. I said: What are we doing? We are establishing ourselves in a ghetto, in a small corner of a vast Muslim sea. The Muslims will never forget nor forgive. And Israel, as long as it exists, will be embattled. I was laughed at, but I was right. I can’t help but feel that the Jews didn’t really have the right to appropriate a territory only because 2000 years ago, people they consider their ancestors, were living there. History moves on and you can’t really turn it back.” — Jewish writer Isaac Asimov
The leader of Lebanese Islamic Resistance, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah on Thursday condemned the western leaders for their support for the latest vicious attack on the 1.5 million Gazans by the Jewish army. “The bloodshed in Gaza shows the true face of the United states and the West,” he said in a televised speech aired in Beirut.
Nasrallah urged the 57 Muslim nation-states to sever all form of relations with the US while calling upon Cairo, Amman and Ankara to break diplomatic relations with the Zionist entity. He also claimed that the Zionist regime is taking revenge for its failure to bring regime changes in Syria and Lebanon by attacking the coastal enclave.
Hizballah is the only Arab millitia which defeated the Jewish Army in the summer of 2006.
Barack Obama (US), David Cameron (UK) and Stephen Harper (Canada) have all given their unwavering support to the Zionist regime’s new air raids on Gaza while condeming retaliatory rocket attacks on the “pece-loving” Israeli Jewish settlers by Palestinian resistance groups such as Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
Egyptian president Dr Morsi, who is affraid to anger his western backers, sent Prime Minister Hisham Kandil to the Gaza Strip on Friday. During his visit, Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the Israeli air strikes to stop. They were resumed as soon as Hisham Kandil had left Gaza.
The Israeli air attack, which started on Wednesday, has killed at least 21 Palestinians including Ahmad Jaabari, head of Ezzedin Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas. Most of the victims of Israeli air strikes so far have been Palestinian children. The Zionist regime has declared an emergency and recalled over 30,000 army reserves for a possible ground attack.
Killing children is a serious business.
Jihad Masharawi weeps while he holds the body of his 11-month old son Ahmad at Shifa Hospital following an Israeli air strike on their family home in Gaza City, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.
Hamas has claimed downing an Israeli F-16 fighter jet and capturing its two pilots. Russian Television (RT) has confirmed Hamas’ claim. Israeli Channel 2 has reported that the Jewish army has indeed lost contact with the two pilots. Israeli military officials have warned Israelis to prepare for up to seven weeks of war on Gaza.
The Israeli military frequently carries out airstrikes and other attacks on Gaza Strip, saying the actions are being conducted for defensive purposes. However, in violation of international law, disproportionate force is always used and civilians killed in a cruel and indiscriminate fashion.
In the Gaza War of 2008-9 (known as ‘Operation Cast Lead’), Israel killed 1400 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and suffered a loss of only 14 Israelis. As has often been stated: this was not a war — it was shooting fish in a barrel.
Hamas’ leader in exile, Khaled Mishaal, who is attending the 8th General Conference of Sudanese Islamic Movement in Khartoum, has condemned the killing of commander Ahmad Jaabari. The conference is attended by more than 170 Islamists from around the Muslim world.
Jewish academic and author Dr. Norman Finkelstein, in a recent interview on Russia Today, called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “a maniac”.
British veteran journalist and author, Alan Hart, has posted a brilliant article, entitled “Excuse me while I vomit”. He writes:
I imagine I am not the only one who feels the need to vomit when Israel’s Goebbels justifies the Zionist state’s ferocious and monstrously disproportionate attacks by air and sea on the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip, the prison camp which is home to 1.5 million besieged and mainly impoverished Palestinians.
The Israeli to whom I am referring is, of course, Australian-born Mark Regev, the prime minister’s spokesman, for which read spin doctor.
The more I see and hear him in action, the more it seems to me that he makes Nazi Germany’s propaganda chief look like an amateur. (See here)
Lasha Darkmoon comments: Any comparison between Israel and Hitler’s Germany is unfair to Germany. Such mischievous comparisons between the two states are based on distorted perceptions of World War II Germany on the one hand and of the genocidal and land-grabbing Zionist state on the other.
Two children lie dead.
You are told to love and pity the first child,
the one on the left.
And you are told to regard the second child,
the one on the right,
as an evil terrorist:
and this is the child whose land is being stolen
and whose people are being slaughtered daily
in the world’s largest concentration camp:
G A Z A.
“How much longer is the world willing to endure this spectacle of wanton cruelty?” ― Bertrand Russell