Archive for November, 2009

Attention: Power Grab — The Israel Lobby!

November 24, 2009

The huge Apparatus of the ‘Israel-Lobby’. — A Power Grab:

http://www.spinprofiles.org/index.php/Israel_Lobby_PortalIsrael Lobby Portal:

The Israel Lobby – Mearsheimer at MIT:

Hasbara HandbooK:

CAMERA on Campus – Manual:

‘Israel Project’ Training book:

AIPAC’s Briefing Book:

Words that work – Luntz:

AIPAC‘s Publications:

Israel Lobby UK #1:

Israel Lobby UK #2:

Israel Lobby in Europe (EFI):

The Canadian Council for Israel and Jewish Advocacy. (CIJA):

Jewish Council for Public Affairs. (JCPA):

‘Daily Alert’ by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs:

The IsraPundit:

Mearsheimer Article:

Mearsheimer Transcript:

Israel Lobby – Videos:

Congressional ‘obedience‘ Trips to Israel:

 

Media Watch:

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Call to Action:

18 Points:

Stop AIPAC:

Semper Vigilans: 

Keep an eye on the unmatched power and resolve of the ‘Israel-Lobby’ that steers the foreign policy of the ‘West‘! http://www.dissidentvoice.org/Sept06/Petras28.htm
http://www.stopaipac.org/perspectives.htm
http://www.mwio.org/http://zionism-israel.com/israel_news/2008/07/media-watch-international-some.htmlhttp://www.imra.org.il/http://www.honestreporting.com/http://www.adl.org/media_watch/default.asp
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2894821400057137878#http://www.legistorm.com/trip.htmlhttp://www.uruknet.com/?p=m26385&hd=0&size=1&l=ehttp://www.lrb.co.uk/v28/n06/print/mear01_.htmlhttp://www.israpundit.com/2008/http://www.dailyalert.org/http://www.jcpa.org/http://cija.ca/index.htmhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Friends_of_Israelhttp://snardfarker.ning.com/video/i-nside-b-r-i-t-a-i-ns-i-s-1http://www.npr.org/templates/player/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=6761960&m=6761963 http://www.aipac.org/Publications/index.asp http://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/peter-oborne-james-jones/pro-israel-lobby-in-britain-full-text#m12http://www.docstoc.com/docs/8303274/The-Israel-Projects-2009-Global-Language-Dictionary http://www.aipac.org/Publications/AIPACAnalysesMemos/5-12-09Briefing_Book.pdfhttp://www.camera.org/images_user/coc/On_Campus_18.pdfhttp://www.middle-east-info.org/take/wujshasbara.pdfhttp://mitworld.mit.edu/video/488

Is the Israel Lobby implementing ‘The Protocols’?

November 22, 2009

Israel Lobby here, Lobby there, Lobby everywhere  … Old Mc Donald had a farm … 

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The Israel Lobby in the USA  (AIPAC)  http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/488

 

… This lobby functions openly to influence U.S. policy to favor Israel and has enough clout, he says “to help drive politicians from office who are considered ineffective” on Israel issues, as well as “shape public discourse so Israel is viewed favorably by most Americans.” Critics of Israel’s actions typically find themselves branded anti-Semitic “and marginalized in the public arena.” Walt points out various examples of blackballing, including abrupt cancellations in his own book tour, as evidence of the lobby’s impact. …

 

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The Israel Lobby in the UK –  Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI),

 

Pro-Israel Lobby Group Bankrolling Tories, British TV Documentary Shows

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/nov/16/pro-israel-lobby-conservatives-channel4-dispatches

… A Nov 2009 Dispatches documentary claimed that now around 80% of Conservative MPs are members of the CFI and described them as “beyond doubt the most well-connected and probably the best funded of all Westminster lobbying groups”. …

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservative_Friends_of_Israel

 

 

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Pro-Israel Lobby in Europe:  European Friends of Israel (EFI)

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Friends_of_Israel

 

“European Friends of Israel,” already has 150 members from the European Parliament. The body is backed financially by Jewish businessmen.

 

 

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The new Israel Lobby in Canada —  Canadian Council for Israel and Jewish Advocacy (CIJA).

 

the Canadian Council for Israel and Jewish Advocacy (CIJA) — has enormous power, derived from abundant resources, corporate connections, political associations, elaborate and able organization and a cadre of dedicated activists. …

 

Since its inception several years ago, this hard-line lobby has used its power, first, to gain political hegemony and impose ideological conformity on the matter of Israel  ….

 

http://canadiandimension.com/articles/1890

 

 

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Question:

 

Forgery or not … Is the ‘Israel Lobby’ implementing ‘The Protocols’ ?????

 

Check it out here: http://www.aztlan.net/protocols.htm

 

 

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A spoiled Nation in Decline?

November 13, 2009

China sets plan to let currency move higher.

 

 

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Peter Schiff: Americans must prepare for deepening unemployment, inflation and possible breadlines.

 

 

 

 

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10 states face looming budget disasters.

Drastic financial remedies are no longer limited to California, where a historic budget crisis earlier this year grew so bad that state agencies issued IOUs to pay bills. …

The report by the Pew Center on the States found that Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island and Wisconsin are also at grave risk …

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger estimates California will run a deficit of $12.4 billion to $14.4 billion when he releases his next spending plan in January. The governor warned that the toughest cuts are ahead. …

 

 

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Video: America Is An Over-Indebted, Profligate, Spoiled Nation In Decline

 

 

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Public Opinions.

 

 

 

 

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http://pewresearch.org/politicalquiz/quiz/index.phphttp://pewresearch.org/pubs/1378/political-news-iq-quizhttp://pewresearch.org/pubs/1405/widespread-anti-incumbent-sentiment-obama-approval-afghanistan-troop-levelshttp://ncoal.com/blog/?p=744http://pewresearch.org/about/staff/http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091112/ap_on_bi_ge/us_state_budgetshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpgZx-9FLbE&feature=player_embeddedxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 

CNBC – Dollar Will be Utterly Destroyed, Global Currency, New World Order

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhPpzWZDyx0&feature=player_embeddedhttp://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/china-sets-plan-to-let-currency-move-higher/article1359955/

China signalled it will allow its currency to appreciate against the U.S. dollar, bowing to international pressure …

… More worrying to them than a slightly higher yuan, he said, is the prospect of a more precipitous erosion in the value of the dollar, weighed down by U.S. inflation and swelling budget deficits. A falling dollar means China will take hefty losses on those reserves …

 

US expects Israel to expell Settlers

November 11, 2009

State Dept: US Goal to Expel Jews in ‘Occupied’ Post-67 Lands.

 

(IsraelNN.com) A top State Department official spelled out on Tuesday that the goal of the United States in its negotiations in the Middle East is to pressure Israel into expelling Jews from Judea and Samaria in order to “end the occupation that began in 1967.”

William J. Burns, Under Secretary for Political Affairs, said in his address to the Middle East Institute Tuesday that he sees the U.S.mandate as one of “determined leadership” and that American must be straightforward about its intentions.

“Our goal in the region is clear,” he said, “two states living side by side in peace and security; a Jewish state of Israel, with which America retains unbreakable bonds, and with true security for all Israelis; and a viable, independent Palestinian state with contiguous territory that ends the occupation that began in 1967, that ends the daily humiliations of Palestinians under occupation, and that realizes the full and remarkable potential of the Palestinian people.” …

“We do not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements; we consider the Israeli offer to restrain settlement activity to be a potentially important step, but it obviously falls short of the continuing Roadmap obligation for a full settlement freeze,” he said. …

The Under Secretary’s remarks came barely 24 hours after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met at the White House with President Barack Obama for talks grudgingly scheduled just hours before he flew to the U.S. on Sunday. …

Now we need to bear down, move ahead, fulfill our responsibilities for leadership, and challenge every other party to fulfill theirs.”

 

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/134352(Snips)

Netanyahu – sowing Fear!

November 8, 2009

Netanyahu – sowing fear.

The entire world is against us. Yes, it’s true. ….
Level-headed politicians seek to calm the public. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is doing everything in order to frighten it. This can be explained in one of two ways: Either this is a cynical, calculated ploy by a man who believes scaremongering is a good way to stay in power, much like the strategy used by insurance companies, which would only be a minor worry; or this is simply the product of the Zeitgeist – which would then be cause for concern about the judgment of an individual motivated by fear. Such a person is destined to take desperate measures. ….

If in Jerusalem sits a leader whose hallucinations bring him to believe that the state is facing an existential threat, this is a recipe for disaster. There is no existential threat – political or military – facing Israel, and a prime minister who conjures such a threat in his imagination is liable to pose a great danger. Because these are our leaders: either they stupefy us with their delusions (“time is on our side”) or they terrorize us. What about having a prime minister who is sober and balanced for a change? …

Netanyahu has said in the past that the “demographic threat” posed by Israeli Arabs is the worst threat facing us. Let’s put aside the fact that the prime minister views citizens of his country as a threat. What is he doing to neutralize this imaginary threat? He’s intensifying the Arabs’ sense of humiliation while pushing them even further toward the extremist elements.

 

 

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Obama cancels Jewish Communities GA address.

(Snips)Despite being slated to speak at the United Jewish Communities General Assembly on Tuesday, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Sunday that he will instead be attending a memorial service for the American soldiers recently killed at Fort Hood, Texas.

White House officials said that Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel will address the 3,000 prominent Jewish guests from around the world expected to attend the assembly, instead of the president.

U.S. officials said that the President will meet with Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu in a last-minute meeting on Monday, before heading to Texas for the memorial ceremony. …

 

 

 

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1126677.htmlhttp://jta.org/news/article/2009/11/08/1009001/obama-cancels-ga-appearancehttp://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1126455.htmlhttp://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1126603.html(Snips)

Declaring a Palestinian State

November 8, 2009

The US has been dilly-dallying long enough. – Recognize a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders!

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PM heads to U.S. under threat of Palestinian statehood declaration.

Concerns are growing in Israel’s government over the possibility of a unilateral Palestinian declaration of independence within the 1967 borders, a move which could potentially be recognized by the United Nations Security Council.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently asked the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama to veto any such proposal, after reports reached Jerusalem of support for such a declaration from major European Union countries, and apparently also certain U.S. officials.

The reports indicated that Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has reached a secret understanding with the Obama administration over U.S. recognition of an independent Palestinian state. Such recognition would likely transform any Israeli presence across the Green Line, even in Jerusalem, into an illegal incursion to which the Palestinians would be entitled to engage in measures of self-defense. …

 

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1126594.html(Snips)

Israel’s War Crimes

November 5, 2009

U.K., France act to keep Goldstone report out of Security Council

 

 

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ADL demands that Goldstone repudiate his own report

 

 

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‘IDF/War Crimes’

 

 

 

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GOLDSTONE DENIERS.

… Israel’s defenders of late have been resorting to their last and most powerful rhetorical weapon of mass distraction, “Holocaust Denier”, to silence critics …

… identify all defenders of Israel’s actions in Palestine and all those who are fighting to block the bringing of war crimes charges against Israel for Operation CAST LEAD as “Goldstone Deniers”.

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Rattling the Cage: Some victims we are.

The kill ratio was 100-to-1 in our favor. The destruction ratio was much, much greater than that. To this day, thousands of Gazans are living in tents because we won’t let them import cement to rebuild the homes we destroyed. We turned the Gaza Strip into a disaster area, a humanitarian case, and we’re keeping it that way with our blockade.

Meanwhile, here on the Israeli side of the border, it’s hard to remember when life was so safe and secure.

So let’s decide: Who was the victim of Operation Cast Lead, them or us? …

The truth is that the State of Israel has never been a victim, and our likening of ourselves to the 6 million has been embarrassing from the beginning – but now? After what we did in Gaza? …

By LARRY DERFNER (Jerusalem Post) (Snips)

 

 

 

 

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B’Tselem.

 

 

 

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Israel preparing public for a new war in Gaza

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From Washington and Jerusalem: more bad news.

Back in 2007, we

(Snips)wrote that AIPAC has an “almost unchallenged hold on Congress.” Little has happened since then to alter that conclusion, and we will probably get another demonstration of Congressional spinelessness this week. On Tuesday, the House is scheduled to vote on H.R. 867, an AIPAC-sponsored resolution denouncing the recent Goldstone Report on possible war crimes by Hamas and Israel during the Gaza War last year. You can read the resolution here. You should then read Judge Goldstone’s response here, which points out the errors in the House resolution. And then read historian Tony Judt’s eloquent statement here. If you’re convinced that the resolution makes a mockery of America’s professed commitment to justice and human rights, then you might express that sentiment here or here. Or just call your Congressman’s office and tell him/her to grow a backbone and vote against it. …

 

 

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Taming American Power: The Global Response to U.S. Primacy

Book Reviews:

— Stephen M. Walt (Author)

 

 

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A Response to Critics of “The Israel Lobby”. — Mearsheimer – Walt.

 

 

http://hbpub.vo.llnwd.net/o16/video/olmk/setting_the_record_straight.pdfhttp://www.amazon.com/Taming-American-Power-Response-Primacy/product-reviews/0393329194/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1http://walt.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2009/11/01/from_washington_and_jerusalem_more_bad_newshttp://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1125701.htmlhttp://www.btselem.org/Download/Settlements_Map_Eng.pdfhttp://www.btselem.org/english/statistics/Index.asphttp://www.israelshamir.net/English/Russia.htmhttp://obamboozled.blogspot.com/2009/11/everyone-knows-what-happened-in-gaza.htmlhttp://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1256740787801&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFullhttp://desertpeace.wordpress.com/2009/11/04/new-breed-of-holocaust-denier/http://mondediplo.com/2009/03/03warcrimeshttp://www.israeli-occupation.org/category/idf/http://alethonews.blogspot.com/2009/11/adl-demands-that-goldstone-repudiate.htmlhttp://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1125513.html

Focus on AIPAC

November 4, 2009

AIPAC’s Power Base. (Snips)

Our entire government is controlled by Israel! Through a small, rich and powerful Jewish supported pro-Israeli tax-exempt lobby, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or simply AIPAC, virtually all American domestic and foreign policy is now being controlled by a foreign government entanglement. This is done by targeting American politicians: those who are pro-Israel receive campaign funding and favorable publicity through a myriad of Jewish organizations, magnified by the liberal and Democratic Party-leaning American press; those politicians not favoring policies benefiting Israel are targeted by Jews all over America who send money to help finance that politician’s opponent. ….

“WINEP, being a wing of AIPAC, is enormously influential in Washington. State Department and military personnel are actually detailed there to ‘learn’ about ‘the Middle East’! ….

AIPAC and the neoconservative Likudniks in the Pentagon and in the Bush administration today represent the greatest threat to world peace. They are plotting to ignite hostilities that could ratchet up to World War III. …

http://www.bushstole04.com/bushfascism/aipac_power.htm

http://www.bushstole04.com/index.html

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American Election: An Illusion of Democracy. (Snips) …

 It has become obvious to more people the great effect the Israeli Lobby (AIPAC) has on determining who the American president is, and what foreign policy he adopts even though such policies harm the interest of the American people. This Israeli Lobby should be called by its real name; the Zionist Lobby, for politicians serving the interests of this lobby do not necessarily have to be Israelis or Jews as Vice President candidate Joe Biden put it: “I am a Zionist. You don’t have to be a Jew to be a Zionist”. …

The road to the White House goes through this Zionist Israeli Lobby. At the podium of this lobby every candidate must pledge unconditional allegiance and service to Israel … Every candidate must visit Israel and pay homage to Israeli myths at Yad Vashem in order to receive the blessing of American Jewish financiers …

http://www.bushstole04.com/Obama_Presidency.htm/election_illusion.htm

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Can J Street sideline AIPAC?

http://english.aljazeera.net/focus/2009/11/2009113134852415416.html

Speak Truth to Power. (snips) …

“The first duty of any president is to protect America’s best interests. I have to tell you very frankly that it would not be in America’s best interests to go on giving unconditional support to an Israel that had been shown itself to be the obstacle to peace — …

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle08.asp?xfile=data/opinion/2009/November/opinion_November20.xml§ion=opinion

Judge allows Rosen lawsuit agains AIPAC. (snips)

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A judge is allowing Steve Rosen’s defamation lawsuit against AIPAC to go ahead. In a decision handed down Oct. 30 and made available on Tuesday, Judge Jeanette Clark of the District of Columbia Superior Court narrowed the scope of Rosen’s suit against his former employer; it rests now on a single statement Patrick Dorton, a contracted spokesman for the American Israel Public Affairs Commiteee, made to the New York Times on March 3, 2008. At that time, Dorton alleged that Rosen, AIPAC’s former foreign policy chief, had been fired in March 2005 because he “did not comport with standards that AIPAC expects of its employees.” …

http://jta.org/news/article/2009/11/03/1008934/judge-allows-rosen-lawsuit-agains-aipac

AIPAC urges House to pass anti-Goldstone legislation. (snips)

http://jta.org/news/article/2009/11/03/1008916/aipac-urges-house-to-pass-a-goldstone-legislation

 

Wall Street shafted the World.

November 4, 2009

Goldman left foreign investors holding the subprime bag. –

… The Sept. 26, 2006, document offered sophisticated U.S. and European investors an opportunity to buy into a pool of supposedly high-grade bonds backed by residential, commercial and student loans. The transaction was registered through a shell company in the Cayman Islands.

Few of the potential investors knew it, but the ratings of many of the mortgage securities hid their true risks and, in some cases, Goldman’s descriptions exaggerated their quality.

The Cayman offering — one of perhaps dozens made through the British territory — occurred as Goldman began to ditch the subprime mortgage business before the U.S. housing market collapsed under an avalanche of homeowner defaults.

In all, Goldman sold more than $57 billion in risky mortgage-backed securities during a 14-month period in 2006 and 2007, including nearly $39 billion issued from mortgages it purchased. Meanwhile, the firm peddled billions of dollars in complex deals, many of them tied to subprime mortgages, in the Caymans and other offshore locations.

Many of those securities later soured, but the sales allowed Goldman to become the only major U.S. investment bank to escape the brunt of the subprime meltdown. ….

Germany’s Deutsche Bank, the trustee holding mortgages for scores of Goldman’s bond offerings, also lists more than 50 private Goldman deals on its Web site. Of those, 42 were backed by risky mortgages. …

Goldman and other Wall Street firms have long used the Caymans as a gateway to European investors, said an official of a German bank …

Goldman and other Wall Street dealers were paying the biggest U.S. financial ratings firms for grading the risky bonds. …

Germany’s IKB Deutsche Industriebank, whose 2007 near-collapse from subprime losses awakened Europe to the impending financial crisis, has written off about $19 billion (in current U.S. dollars) related to U.S. mortgages. …

 

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/227/story/77844.htmlIncluding Video (Snips)

Googled and Cloud Computing

November 3, 2009

Googled’

 

 

 

 

Cloud Computing.

 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computinghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hplXnFUlPmg&feature=relatedhttp://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/286415-2http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/289705-1Ken Auletta, author of Googled: The End of the World as We Know It. by