• L’arnaque Idan Raichel soutenue et encouragée par TSF JAZZ - [UJFP]
    mardi 25 novembre 2014 par Michèle Sibony
    http://www.ujfp.org/spip.php?article3655

    25 novembre 2014

    En travaillant chez moi j’écoute la radio, TSF Jazz, dans ces conditions il est difficile de ne pas enregistrer le nombre de passage des titres de Idan Raichel. Cela m’agace certes parce que je sais de qui il s’agit et quel ressort anime le personnage. Mais chacun est libre d’écouter ou non.

    Par contre à midi aujourd’hui ce que j’ai entendu pour promouvoir le spectacle de ce soir au New Morning a franchi mon seuil de tolérance.

    Le comble de l’ignorance ou de l’hypocrisie consiste à parler et faire parler ce sinistre individu de PAIX. Ce mot dans la bouche des assassins, des collabos et des imbéciles finit par donner la nausée.

    Soit on a affaire, à TSF JAZZ, à une équipe qui ne sait pas travailler, vérifier ses sources, s’arrête aux dossiers de présentation des musiciens et de leurs tournées préparés en accord et avec les financements des ministères et ambassades israéliennes, ou alors on a affaire à une équipe d’une immense naïveté. Sauf qu’en ce moment précis, des personnes payent de leur vie le prix de cette inconscience ou cette ignorance. Comment ose-t-on présenter ce sinistre salopard comme un homme de paix, je n’en reviens pas. Alors moi qui ne suis pas journaliste, mais c’est vrai je connais bien Israël et je connais la réputation de Raichel là-bas, où tous mes amis d’opposition ont cessé d’acheter ses disques, j’ai juste consulté Google pour retrouver des infos élémentaires et fiables.

    Raichel un homme de paix qui soutient la torture et le viol

    Raichel a pris fait et cause pour soutenir en Israël l’officier de renseignement Doron Zahavi dit « Captain George » jugé pour torture et viol du prisonnier libanais Mustapha Dirani afin d’obtenir des informations sur le soldat disparu Ron Arad. Voici les déclarations relevées sur son blog en juin 2014 :
    « L’homme à qui nous devons des informations sur Ron Arad au lieu de recevoir une médaille se bat pour sa réputation. C’est une sale honte pourrie. Dirani ne s’est jamais préoccupé des droits humains fondamentaux de Arad. C’est vraiment sans aucun intérêt pour moi de savoir comment “George” a obtenu de Dirani les informations sur Arad. HONTE ! »…
    « Dites-moi si pendant son interrogatoire il aurait suffi de lui lire de la poésie du 15e siècle pour finir par le briser afin qu’il nous fournisse des informations sur le malheureux Arad. J’ai le sentiment que d’un côté “George” n’est pas un spécialiste de ce type de poésie ; mais d’un autre côté, il connaît vraiment bien son propre boulot. »
    (Extraits traduits, rapportés du blog de Idan Raichel sur : http://www.richardsilverstein.com/2014/01/06/idan-raichel-israeli-world-music-star-endorses-torture-rape-of-a)

  • The Ringworm Scandal: When Israeli Doctors Killed Tens of Thousands of Arab Children Tikun-Olam Tikun Olam-תיקון עולם

    http://www.richardsilverstein.com/2014/10/12/the-ringworm-scandal-when-israeli-doctors-killed-tens-of-thousan

    There are a number of readers who are either confused or reading this post sloppily, including the headline. To clarify: there is a link to a Jonathan Cook piece at the end of this post which notes that the State of Israel irradiated both Arab Jewish and Palestinian children for ringworm. Hence the title of this post which uses the inclusive term, “Arab,” by which I include both Jewish and Palestinian children.

    There are also those who claim that radiation was a standard treatment for ringworm inside and outside Israel in the 1950s. This too misconstrues the argument put forward in the film and here. While radiation may’ve been considered suitable for ringworm in that era, no one killed children with radiation outside of Israel. The dosage set by Dr. Sheba was far too high and the X-ray machines he used were outmoded and hence the dosage administered could not be calibrated accurately or administered suitably.

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    ▶ The Ringworm Children testing of large radiation doses on humans. - YouTube
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMp1tef4lg4

    directed by David Belhassen and Asher Hemias. The documentary won the award for “Best Documentary” at the Haifa International Film Festival and was featured as a documentary at the Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles in 2007.

    It is claimed in the documentary that the X-ray radiation used on the children was thousands of times beyond the maximum recommended dose and it is suggested that the program was funded by the United States in order to test the effects of large radiation doses on humans.

    In fact, the treatment in Israel was the same that was used elsewhere in the world.

    The documented dosages given to the Israeli children were similar to (if not less than) that administered to children treated for ringworm at New York University Hospital between 1940 and 1959.

    A study from the early 1950s found X-ray treatment effective in almost all cases of ringworm.
    The documentary alleges that 100,000 children were irradiated, and that 6,000 of them died shortly after receiving treatment. Many of the ’ringworm children’ later developed cancer, and in 1994 the Knesset passed a law mandating the Israeli government to provide them with compensation

    #israël #palestine #santé #meurtres_de_masse

  • La France devient le premier pays d’émigration vers Israël,
    http://www.lesechos.fr/politique-societe/societe/0203751638743-la-france-devient-le-premier-pays-demigration-vers-israel-103

    Selon l’Agence juive en France, 4.556 personnes ont fait leur aliyah (« montée » vers Israël) sur les huit premiers mois de l’année. C’est la première fois que la France est en tête des pays d’émigration vers Israël.

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    De plus en plus d’Israéliens envisagent de quitter l’Etat hébreu
    par RFI - Avec notre correspondant à Jérusalem, Michel Paul
    http://www.rfi.fr/moyen-orient/20140908-plus-israeliens-envisagent-quitter-le-pays

    Conséquence de la dernière offensive israélienne à Gaza et de l’opération Bordure protectrice, quitter Israël n’est plus un sujet tabou pour les Israéliens. C’est en tout cas ce que révèle un sondage.

    Près d’un Israélien sur trois envisagerait sérieusement de quitter le pays s’il en avait la possibilité. C’est le résultat d’un sondage publié par la seconde chaîne de télévision israélienne. Toutefois, 56% des personnes interrogées ont répondu qu’elles ne quitteraient pas Israël même si elles en avaient l’opportunité.

    En tout cas, l’émigration n’est plus considérée comme une trahison comme à l’époque où le Premier ministre Itzhak Rabin qualifiait les Yoredim, ceux qui quittaient le pays, de rebuts, de mauviettes. Seuls 36% des Israéliens regardent encore l’émigration de manière négative.

    Les Israéliens découragés ?

    Des centaines de milliers d’Israéliens détiennent un passeport étranger. Et la décision de l’Espagne d’accorder des passeports à toute personne qui porte un patronyme d’origine séfarade pourrait augmenter encore considérablement ce phénomène.

    Alors, les Israéliens sont-ils découragés après l’opération Bordure protectrice ? Il faudra attendre la publication en fin d’année des statistiques officielles pour savoir dans quel sens penche la balance de l’immigration.

    • http://www.richardsilverstein.com/2014/09/07/after-gaza-war-one-third-of-israelis-consider-emigrating

      Israel will increasingly become a poorer, more ultra-Orthodox, more settler, Mizrahi society (though of course Mizrahim will be emigrating as well). With this will come a rising tide of hatred, intolerance, ethnic division, and religious extremism. The IDF, already dominated by Orthodox-settler commanders, will become more so. If you think present-day Israel is extreme, the future promises even worse.

      Young people with ambition, and their lives and families ahead of them, understand that there is little hope that things can change for the better. Foreign cities beckon and offer the pluralism, opportunity, freedom, tolerance and democracy that Israel lacks. A more reasoned, rhetorically articulate defense of emigration is offered in this Haaretz op-ed by Rogel Alpher.

      To be clear, I’m not celebrating this development. I don’t want to see Israel become a backwater, a dysfunctional state. In fact, I’d prefer to see Israel as a thriving, vibrant multi-cultural oasis with opportunities for all and welcoming to all. But I must describe what I see, not what I wished I’d see. That’s the difference between me and liberal Zionists. They see what they think is there or what should be there. Not what is.

  • #Gaza War, Day 22: 10 IDF Soldiers Killed Today, 1,100 Palestinians Killed Overall Tikun-Olam Tikun Olam-תיקון עולם
    http://www.richardsilverstein.com/2014/07/28/gaza-war-day-22-10-idf-soldiers-killed-today-1100-palestinians-k

    #Eran_Efrati, an activist with Anarchists Against the Wall, is in the Israel-Gaza theater. He published this astonishing post in Facebook. As you read it keep in mind that he’s talking about the killing of 7 IDF soldiers in an outdated APC who died after an anti-tank shell struck their vehicle. The deaths of so many just after the land invasion began, was a deep shock to the Israeli nation and especially their comrades. Instead of taking it out on the battlefield against Palestinian fighters, the IDF took it out on the most vulnerable, Palestinian civilians, who were most visible and available targets:

    Eran Efrati - In recent weeks I was on the border of #Gaza...
    https://www.facebook.com/eran.efrati.9/posts/10204269146351996

    In recent weeks I was on the border of Gaza and getting reports from soldiers in the Gaza Strip who leak information out to me.

    I am in the process of publication of two big stories in major U.S. newspapers, but there are some things I can share with you right now: Soldiers in two different units inside Gaza leaked information about the murdering of Palestinians by sniper fire in Shuja’iyya neighborhood as punishment for the death of soldiers in their units. (...)

    Today I can report that the official command that was handed down to the soldiers in Shujaiyya was to capture Palestinian homes as outposts. From these posts, the soldiers drew an imaginary red line, and amongst themselves decided to shoot to death anyone who crosses it. Anyone crossing the line was defined as a threat to their outposts, and was thus deemed a legitimate target. This was the official reasoning inside the units. I was told that the unofficial reason was to enable the soldiers to take out their frustrations and pain at losing their fellow soldiers (something that for years the IDF has not faced during its operations in Gaza and the West Bank), out on the Palestinian refugees in the neighborhood. Under the pretext of the so-called “security threat” soldiers were directed to carry out a pre-planned attack of revenge on Palestinian civilians.

    These stories join many other similar ones that Amira Hass and I investigated in Operation Cast Lead. The death toll that continues to rise is steadily reaching the numbers of the massacre of 2009.

    More than 1,100 have been killed in Gaza, at least 80 percent of them civilians. Today it is cleared for publication that at least 4 soldiers were killed by a rocket in a gathering area outside of Gaza, and another soldier was killed in Gaza. They join 43 soldiers that have already been killed. We know that more acts of revenge will come soon and it is important that we not stay silent. This is the time to take to the streets and to social media. Demand from your representative wherever you are to stop supporting this massacre and to immediately boycott the state of Israel until the occupation ends, the blockade is lifted and Palestinians will be free. We all want to be in the right place at the right time when history knocks on our door, and history is knocking in Gaza right now. You need to decide on which side you want to go down in history.

    #punition_collective ##price_tag #prix_à_payer #lâcheté #Israël #Israel #victimes_civiles #Palestine

  • Ronen Bergman Confirms IDF Soldier Deliberately Killed by His Own
    http://www.richardsilverstein.com/2014/07/27/ronen-bergman-confirms-idf-soldier-deliberately-killed-by-his-ow

    Ronen Bergman was interviewed on Tel Aviv radio yesterday and confirmed my report that Sgt. Guy Levy was killed by the IDF in order to prevent his capture by Hamas fighters during a battle in Gaza. The report reads:

    …Levy was killed in Gaza in the course of a kidnap [sic] attempt. IDF soldiers succeeded in preventing the kidnapping and killed one terrorist [sic] but Levy too was killed in the midst of the attempt to prevent it.

    While I’m grateful to Bergman for affirming the accuracy of my prior report. I’m disturbed by the interview (audio) between Bergman and radio show host, Guy Zohar. At no point, do either of them doubt or question the moral basis for the Hannibal Directive. There seems a Spartan sense of sacrifice among Israelis that part of the cost of serving in the army is that your own brothers may be forced to kill you for the greater good of the nation.

    There is something deeply troubling, even demented about such a regulation. I could perhaps understand it in ancient Sparta; or even among the diehard Japanese kamikaze fighters during World War II. But in a country that prides itself as being the equal of any western democratic nation? No.

    Another bizarre aspect of this report is that the text that appeared on the radio station website above was censored (removed), presumably by the IDF censor. But the audio of the interview itself remains, uncensored. The “logic” of censorship. Go figure.

    • Hannibal Directive
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannibal_Directive

      The background to the formulation of the directive was the capture of two Israeli soldiers during a Hizbullah ambush in south Lebanon in June 1986. Both soldiers presumably died during the attack and their bodies were returned to Israel in an exchange with Hizbullah in 1996. The authors of the order were the three top officers of the IDF Northern Command, Major General Yossi Peled, the command’s operations officer, Colonel Gabi Ashkenazi, and its intelligence officer, Colonel Yaakov Amidror.[3]

      In a rare interview by one of the authors of the directive, Yossi Peled (later a cabinet minister) denied that it implied a blanket order to kill Israeli soldiers rather than let them be captured by enemy forces. The order only allowed the army to risk the life of a captured soldier, not to take it. "I wouldn’t drop a one-ton bomb on the vehicle, but I would hit it with a tank shell”, Peled was quoted saying. He added that he personally “would rather be shot than fall into Hizbullah captivity.”[3]

    • After Shalit, some IDF officers see a dead soldier as better than abducted
      http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/after-shalit-some-idf-officers-see-a-dead-soldier-as-better-than-abducted-1

      Article de 2011

      The Hannibal Protocol has been highly controversial since its introduction in the late 1980s, after a few incidents in Israel’s security zone in south Lebanon. It allows commanders to take whatever action is necessary, even at the risk of endangering the life of an abducted soldier, to foil the abduction. The policy was suspended in the last decade due to opposition from the public and reservist soldiers.

  • Israeli Police Falsely Report Murdered Palestinian Boy Was Gay, Flooding Social Media with Disinformation
    http://www.richardsilverstein.com/2014/07/02/israeli-police-plant-false-story-murdered-palestinian-boy-was-ga

    Yesterday night, I noticed several Israeli Facebook users infecting my feed with false claims that Mohamed Abu Khdeir, the 16 year-old who was murdered by suspected Jewish terrorists, was killed in an honor crime because he was gay. With the help of an Israeli friend, I traced the rumor to, of all places, the Israeli police (Hebrew). They leaked (Hebrew) this false information to the media, which dutifully reported it as if it was true (it wasn’t). The police claim (made anonymously of course) that it had “information” Abu Khdeir was gay was false. But this calumny spread like the wind, and a credulous Israeli public eager to believe the worst of Palestinians and refusing to take any responsibility for their own brethren spilling the blood of a Palestinian, took to social media like a raging plague and spread this bile everywhere.

  • Saudi Arabia Finances Most of Israel’s Weapons Build-Up Against Iran Tikun-Olam Tikun Olam-תיקון עולם
    http://www.richardsilverstein.com/2014/03/08/saudi-arabia-finances-most-of-israels-weapons-build-up-against-i

    But Shalom Yerushalmi, writing in Maariv, dropped an even more amazing bombshell. Saudi Arabia isn’t just coordinating its own intelligence efforts with Israel. It’s actually financing a good deal of Israel’s very expensive campaign against Iran.

  • Saudi Arabia Finances Most of Israel’s Weapons Build-Up Against Iran Tikun-Olam Tikun Olam-תיקון עולם
    http://www.richardsilverstein.com/2014/03/08/saudi-arabia-finances-most-of-israels-weapons-build-up-against-i

    Over the past months, the level of intense cooperation between Israel and Saudi Arabia in targeting Iran has become clear. I’ve posted here http://www.richardsilverstein.com/2013/11/17/israel-saudi-arabia-threaten-war-as-west-prepares-for-iran-nucle about secret meetings between top Israeli and Saudi intelligence figures which have allowed coordination of the campaigns involving both Syria and Iran. But Shalom Yerushalmi, writing in Maariv, dropped an even more amazing bombshell.

    Saudi Arabia isn’t just coordinating its own intelligence efforts with Israel. It’s actually financing a good deal of Israel’s very expensive campaign against Iran. As you know, this has involved massive sabotage against IRG missile bases, the assassination of five nuclear scientists, the creation of a series of computer cyberweapons like Stuxnet and Flame. It may also conceivably involve an entire class of electronic and conventional weapons that could be used in a full-scale attack on Iran. Who knows, this might even include the sorts of bunker buster bombs only the U.S. currently has access to, which could penetrate the Fordo facility. It might include scores more super-tankers which could provide the fuel necessary for Israeli planes to make it to Iran and return. All of this is expensive. Very expensive.

    Here is how Yerushalmi referred to Bibi’s thinking on the matter as expressed in his recent Aipac speech:

    Netanyahu spoke there, for the first time in his life, about the benefits of peace, the prosperity that will follow, about the possibility that Arab states, which today maintain better relations with us than those in the European Union, but in private, will do so publicly if we only reach an agreement with the Palestinians. Netanyahu referred almost certainly to Saudi Arabia, which finances the expenses of the enormous campaign which we are conducting against Iran.

    In the past, I’ve noted that George Bush allocated $400-million in 2007 for just such sabotage directed against Iran. I presumed that a good deal of that funding might end up supporting similar sorts of Israeli efforts. It’s possible that the new Obama administration cut off this funding after assuming office in 2008. Whatever the reason, Saudi Arabia is now a critical funder of Israel’s military effort against Iran.

    The question is how far is Saudi Arabia willing to go. If Bibi ever decided to launch an attack, would the Sunni nation fund that as well? The answer seems clearly to be yes.

    The next question is, given there is airtight military censorship in Israel, why did the censor allow Maariv to publish this? Either someone was asleep at the switch or the IDF and Israel’s political and intelligence officials want the world to know of the Saudi-Israeli effort. Who specifically do they want to know? Obama, of course. In the event the nuclear talks go south, Bibi wants Obama to know there’s a new Sugar Daddy in town. No longer will Israel have only the U.S. to rely on if it decides to go to war. Saudi Arabia will be standing right behind.

    This isn’t the first time that foreign sources played a major role in subsidizing critical Israeli efforts to develop such game-changing weapons systems. In the early 1960s, Abraham Feinberg, a wealthy American Jew whose name now graces a building a Brandeis University, coordinated a major fundraising effort on behalf of Israeli Prime Minister Ben Gurion. As a result, American Jews played an instrumental role in paying for Israel’s first nuclear weapons.

    Frankly, I don’t think this news substantially alters the military calculus. Israel, even with unlimited funding, still can’t muster the weapons and armaments it would need to do the job properly. That will take time. But Israel isn’t going to war tomorrow. This news reported in Maariv is presumably Bibi playing one card from his hand. It’s an attempt to warn the president that the U.S. is no longer the only game in town. Personally, it’s the sort of huffing and puffing that I can’t imagine plays well in Washington. But it’s the way Bibi plays the game.

  • Israeli Cabinet Voted to Assassinate #Arafat Year Before He Died Tikun-Olam Tikun Olam-תיקון עולם
    http://www.richardsilverstein.com/2014/02/24/israeli-cabinet-voted-to-assassinate-arafat-year-before-he-died

    The Gatekeepers, originally a documentary film and now a book, continues to offer a wealth of inside information about the Israeli national security apparatus. The latest tidbit an Israeli friend gleaned is this September 2003 Yediot article recounting the decisions made during an Israeli security cabinet meeting chaired by then Prime Minister Ariel Sharon:

    He Will Be Gotten Rid Of

    The cabinet decision of last night to get rid of Yasser Arafat has no immediate impact since the timing has not been determined. Sharon, who formulated the decision [during the meeting], preferred to leave the matter vague and indeterminate between expulsion or assassination. The decision was supported by every member of the [security] cabinet except for Interior Minister Poraz, who opposed.

    Within 14 months of this meeting, Arafat was dead. It is about as clear as anything can be that the cabinet voted to give Sharon carte blanche to determine where, how and when to remove Arafat as a threat to Israel. Sharon could choose life (in exile) or death. We know the result. It almost doesn’t matter whether Swiss forensic scientists can prove he was poisoned and by whom. We know who did it. We just don’t know precisely how he achieved the result.

    There is a wealth of circumstantial evidence offered by an Israeli confidant of Sharon and others arguing that Sharon intended to kill Arafat. This news report adds another piece to the puzzle.

  • Businessman alleges #Canada gave Israeli spy new identity
    http://www.torontosun.com/2014/02/15/businessman-alleges-canada-gave-israeli-spy-new-identity

    MONTREAL — Passport Canada secretly supplied a new identity and passport to a #Mossad agent living in Canada after the Israeli spy participated in the 2010 plot to kill a leader of terrorist group Hamas in a #Dubai hotel, a Montreal businessman has alleged.

    Mysterious Canadian-Iranian businessman Arian Azarbar made the startling allegations in an exclusive interview with QMI Agency.

    Azarbar says he learned about the top secret operation during a relationship he had with Trina Kennedy, a senior national security investigator at Passport Canada.

    (...)

    Alexis Pavelich, a spokesman for Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander (responsible for Passport Canada), did not answer any questions about Azarbar’s allegations.

    QMI Agency reported Friday that Alexander ordered an internal probe and Kennedy had been relieved of her duties after Azarbar made a series of allegations about her to federal authorities.

    Canada Welcomes Mossad Assassin, Offers Him New Identity
    http://www.richardsilverstein.com/2014/02/16/canada-welcomes-mossad-assassin-offers-him-new-identity

    I’ve confirmed that the story is accurate through my own Israeli source. When asked, he said it would be fruitless even to try to deny it since the story came straight from the horse’s mouth (Canadian intelligence). There are many astonishing aspects of this story. First, in light of Israel cloning passports of dual citizens of nations like France, Ireland, Australia and the UK, it didn’t even have to take the trouble with Canada. That nation perpetrated the identity fraud on Israel’s behalf. Can you imagine a country creating a fake identity for an intelligence agent of a foreign country? It beggars belief. Second, this means that Canada doesn’t tolerate the presence of Mossad agents on its soil, it welcomes them. A country like the U.S. begrudgingly accepts that Israel is the third most intensive intelligence presence inside the U.S.. But not Canada. It’s motto is the old Monty Hall shout-out to the TV prize winner: “come on down!”

    #Harper