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However, another - and darker side - exists. The governments of Israel are criminal because criminals rule it, literally. It's not I alone who makes this claim; it's not even some antisemitic, conspirational, radical, fanatical, underground website. The Israeli justice system itself keeps finding its politicians guilty. Omri Sharon - Ariel Sharon's son and a former nepotistic member of parliament became the first Israeli politician to be sentenced to jail due to his methods of getting donations for his father's campaign. Ariel Sharon claimed he knew nothing about it. Ariel Sharon himself was found guilty by the Lebanon War Investigating Committee in Israel; guilty of not preventing the Sabra and

Vol. 8, #7, Sept. 15-28, 2006

Israeli Leaders Literally Criminals This article by Israeli dissident Reuven Schossen demonstrates his continuing courage and willingness to put himself on the front lines of the ongoing effort to prevent Israeli criminal policies from increasing their reach. We need this type of courage and I hope you will do what you can to publicize his efforts to gain political asylum in the US. Please see www.schossen.com for details. Leland Lehrman

Israeli Leaders: Literally Criminals By Reuven Schossen Schossen.com The first thing people think whenever I tell them that the government of Israel is criminal, is that I am referring to its violations of Human Rights. In a sense they are correct, the Israeli government is proud to ignore basic rights - it has even passed legislation specifically enabling it to do so. In my writings and talks, it's true, I am usually referring to that aspect of Israeli institutionalized corruption.

Shatila atrocities in Lebanon and was banned for life from serving as the Minister of Defense. Shalom Hanoch - a popular Israeli rock star - sang a prophetic song in the early 80s entitled "He Doesn't Stop at the Red Lights," where he claimed that those who did not want Sharon as minister of defense would unfortunately end up with him as prime minister. The Israeli newspaper world is run by three families. An extensive analysis of their priorities would be fascinating, but here I'll mention only that the owners of Maariv are the Nimrodi family. Of Iranian origin, they made their fortune selling weapons. The son held the position of editor-in-chief while still in jail for having contracted a murder.

B y Jim Lobe Inter Press Service The aggressive new campaign by the administration of President George W. Bush to depict U.S. foes in the Middle East as "fascists" and its domestic critics as "appeasers" owes a great deal to steadily intensifying efforts by the right-wing press over the past several months to draw the same comparison. The Rupert Murdoch-owned Fox News Network and The Weekly Standard, as well as the Washington Times, which is controlled by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church, and the neoconservative New York Sun, have consistently and with increasing frequency framed the challenges faced by Washington in the region in the context of the rise of fascism and Nazism in the 1930s, according to a search of the Nexis database by IPS. All of those outlets, as well as two other right-wing U.S. magazines - The National Review and The American Spectator - far outpaced their commercial rivals in the frequency of their use of key words and names, such as "appeasement," "fascism," and "Hitler," particularly with respect to Iran and its controversial president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Involvement Of Republican Jewish Coalition & Israel In 911 By Leland Lehrman leland.lehrman@gmail.com I'm Russian Jewish. Jewish enough to have been rounded up in WWII. Jews are victimized by our Jewish "leaders" the same as Americans are, or any other "identifiable group." Just check this link to see how the International Jewish Rescue Committee sold out the Jews of Czechoslovakia in WWII for the sake of Israel, according to the orthodox Jewish rabbi who founded Jews Against Zionism: h t tp :/ /w w w . nk us a . or g / Historical_Documents/RakBedam.cfm Protocols of Zion is a recent documentary about the Protocols attempting to ridicule the document and belittle its historical relevance. However, treading on very thin ice, the documentary shows footage of the "Dancing Israelis" - eventually confirmed by Forward magazine and others as Mossad agents - on Israeli TV claiming they were only there to document the event. Since they were documenting the first hit, one wonders how they knew, of course. See Wayne Madsen on the subject at

During the Cold War, they attacked domes- mention the imminence of the mid-term Contic critics of the Vietnam War and later the gressional elections in November and the Ronald Reagan administration's "contra war" growing tensions with Ahmadinejad's Iran against Nicaragua - and even Israel's 1982 over its nuclear program - it is hardly surprisNexis, for example, invasion of Lebanon - as "isolationists" and ing that both the administration and its hawkcited 56 uses of "Islamofascist" or "appeasers" who failed to understand that ish supporters are trying harder than ever to "Islamofascism" in separate programs or seg- their opposition effectively served the inter- identify their current struggles, including last ments aired by Fox News compared with 24 ests of an "evil" Soviet Union whose ambi- month's conflict between Israel and Iranby CNN over the past year. Even more strik- tions for world conquest were every bit as backed Hezbollah, specifically with the war ing, the same terms threatening and real against "fascism" more than 60 years ago. were used in 115 difas that of the Axis As noted by Associated Press (AP) this NOTICE: TO READERS: ferent articles or col- Frequently, 60% of this paper is written powers in World week, "fascism" or "Islamic fascism," a umns in the Washingby Bush himself two weeks ago by members of the Jewish community. War II. as "the phrase usedto encompass everything from ton Times, compared Known and used with only eight in the We believe in supporting those who fre- Good War," that Sunni insurgents, al-Qaeda and Hamas to quently have their copy thrown in the Washington Post over conflict remains Shi'ite Hezbollah and Iran to secular Syria, the same period, ac- trashcan. So, read the Jewish writers on irresistible as a has become the "new buzzword" for Republithis page as well. cording to a breakpoint of compari- cans. down by Nexis. son for hawks In a controversial speech Tuesday, PentaS i m i l a r l y, the caught up in more gon chief Donald Rumsfeld was even more Washington Times used the words "appease" recent conflicts - from the first Gulf War direct, declaring that Washington faced a or "appeasement" - a derogatory reference to when former President H.W. Bush compared "new type of fascism" and, in an explicit refefforts by British Prime Minister Neville Iraq's Saddam Hussein to Hitler; to the Bal- erence to the failure of western countries to Chamberlain to avoid war with Nazi Ger- kan wars when neoconservatives and liberal confront Hitler in the 1930s, assailing critics many before the latter's invasion of Poland - interventionists alike described Serbian for neglecting "history's lessons" by "believ in 25 different articles or columns that dealt leader Slobodan Milosevic in similar terms; (ing) that somehow vicious extremists can be with alleged threats posed by Ahmadinejad, to the younger Bush's "global war on terror- appeased." compared to six in the Post and only three in ism" (GWOT), which he and his supporters But Rumsfeld's remarks, which drew bitter the New York Times. have repeatedly tried to depict as the latest in retorts from leading Democrats, followed a Israel-centered neoconservatives and other a series of existential struggles against "evil" well-worn path trod with increasing intensity hawks have long tried to depict foreign chal- and "totalitarians" that began with World by the neoconservative and right-wing media lenges to U.S. power as replays of the 1930s War II. over the last year, according to the Nexis surin order to rally public opinion behind for- Given the growing public disillusionment vey. Significantly, it did not include the Wall eign interventions and high defense budgets not only with the Iraq war, but with Bush's Street Journal whose editorial pages have and against domestic critics. handling of the larger GWOT as well - not to been dominated by neoconservative opinion, h t t p : / / w a y n e m a d s e n r e p o r t . c o m / You will see from the Republican Jewish ject forward. Artstudents.htm Coalition website that Ari Fleischer and The two have been on friendly terms since Since the Israeli Art Students mystery is Lewis Eisenberg, who supervised the hand- Netanyahu's stint as Israel's ambassador to one of the most dangerous subjects currently over of the WTC to Silverstein, are both Di- the United Nations. For years they kept in available to investigators such as ourselves, rectors of the Republican Jewish Coalition. close touch. Every Sunday afternoon, New it is also one of the underreported aspects of Eisenberg went on to become the Finance York time, Netanyahu would call Silverstein. 9/11. Here's what Salon.com author Christo- Committee Chairman of the Republican It made no difference what the subject was pher Ketcham had to say about it as quoted Party and then the 2004 Republican National or where Netanyahu was, he would always in Wayne Madsen's book Jaded Tasks: Convention Chairman. call, Silverstein told an Israeli acquaintance. h t t p : / / d i r . s a l o n . c o m / s t o r y/ n e w s / Eisenberg and Silverstein have also both Their ties continued after Netanyahu became feature/2002/05/07/students/index.html held leadership positions in the United Jew- prime minister. They met several times and According to a high-level intelligence ish Appeal, a Zionist charity organization. Netanyahu promised to give the project his agent who spoke with Ketcham, "people in- See Christopher Bollyn's article at http:// support." volved in the investigation of the Israeli www.gatago.com/alt/crime/3121492.html Also see this article discussing spies were at personal danger of being for more details. Silverstein's early relationship with Sharon, killed." The agent told Ketcham: Finally, for the details on the closeness Netanyahu and the Israeli Right Wing from "There are a lot of people under a lot of between Silverstein and Netanyahu and other the Institute for Advanced Policy Studies, pressure right now because there's a great Israelis, see the Haaretz article on the subject source of the infamous Clean Break Docueffort to discredit the story, discredit the con- here: http://tinyurl.com/qsvjj ment: nections, prevent people from going further." Here's a quote: http ://www.iasps. org/s corecards /98/ yerushalmi.htm "Close ties with Netanyahu Sounds like a clue to me. I researched the Republican Jewish Coali- The ascension to power of Benjamin That is why Protocols of Zion and Netanyahu opened a new chapter in the saga. "Jewish" are mentioned in my recent piece tion http://www.rjchq.org/ for my article on Larry Silverstein and his Silverstein is left-leaning in his political requesting further investigation from the connections to the Republican Jewish Coali- views - he supports the Democratic Party - community of the events of 9/11, so well tion which can be found here, although the but after despairing of Rabin and Peres, he covered in both Terrorstorm and 9/11 Press links are now out of date: believed that Netanyahu, whom he called a for Truth. http://www.serendipity.li/wot/lehrman.htm hero of the free market, would push the pro- Leland
civilian casualties. It seems far fetched that the Bush Administration would do anything other than shower Israel with more money, but the Reagan administration did ban export of cluster bombs to Israel for six years for its misuse during its 1982 Lebanese invasion. Responding to a report by Human Rights Watch charging Israel with war crimes in its conduct of the war in Lebanon that was written by its director Kenneth Roth, Rabbi Avi Shafran of Agudath Israel has called Roth "loathsome." An editorial in the New York Sun accused Roth of "de-legitimization of Judaism" because his group condemned Israel's strategy as "an eye for an eye." Rabbi Aryeh Spero in Human Events Online referred to Roth as a "human rights impostor," and likened him to "Nazis and Communists." On Sunday, the Jerusalem Post published an op-ed by NGO Monitor's Gerald Steinberg titled "Ken Roth's Blood Libel." [quotes from Kathleen Peratis, Washington Post August 30] The fact that Kenneth Roth is Jewish and his father fled Nazi Germany makes no difference to the Ultras. If you are do not support Israel 110% you are a Jew-hater, a renegade, a self-hater, and a holocaust denier. Get it? In a very competitive field Abe Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League took the prize for the comment showing the most utter stupidly. In attacking Human Rights Watch he said if Hezbollah was not made to pay an "overwhelming price" for rocket attacks "the Holocaust would be in the works". [Peratis, Washington Post] Jewish Disgust with Israel In a very encouraging development hundreds of U.S. Jews are calling for strong measures to be taken against the Israeli government including a cut off of U.S. aid and U.N. sanctions. Over 800 have signed the statement calling for "U.S. Jewish Solidarity with Muslim and Arab Peoples of the Middle East". It states "we are outraged by the violence being perpetrated in our name both as Jews and as U.S. citizens. We, the undersigned, represent Jews across the United States who are choosing to stand in solidarity with the peoples of Gaza and Lebanon". It includes the statement, "There is no Jewish safety in a country that rehearses the violence and persecution which Ashkenazi Jews experienced for centuries through the annihilation of the Palestinian people and their homeland." The signers are collecting money for a full page in the New York Times and are just $800 away from their goal. The petition can be found at http://www.jewishsolidarity.info/ petition.php It was after the 1982 invasion of Lebanon that U.S. Jews in significant numbers began open and trenchant criticisms of Israel. Chomsky's watershed "The Fateful Triangle" was published that year. Hopefully there will be even bigger shows of outrage this time around. Stanley Heller is chairperson of the Middle East Crisis Committee in Connecticut. It's website is www.TheStruggle.org and he can be reached at mail@TheStruggle.org

Immunity from War Crimes When Criticism of Cluster Bombs is "AntiSemitic" By STANLEY HELLER The Israeli paper Ha'aretz reports that the head of Germany's Jewish community accused a minister in Angela Merkel's German government of "anti-Semitism" because of the minister's statement on Israel's use of cluster bombs. Development Aid Minister Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul had asked for a United Nations probe into Israel's use of cluster bombs in civilian areas of Lebanon. Charlotte Knobloch, president of the Central Council of German Jews, complained about what she terms a growing "anti-mood [sic] against Israel and the Jews" in Germany. [Ha,aretz August 30] Merkel, who made absolutely no criticism of Israel during the fighting, immediately met with Knobloch to "soothe Jewish ire" according to Deutche Welle [August 31] The U.N. humanitarian chief Jan Egeland revealed this week that of the estimated 100,000 unexploded cluster bombs lying in Lebanon almost all of them were fired in the last few days of the fighting when the terms of the ceasefire had already been set. The Guardian (UK) reports Egleand said, "What's shocking--and I would say to me completely immoral is that 90% of the

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clu ster bomb strikes occurred in the last 72 hours of the conflict, when we knew there would be a resolution," he said. It was known that in the last days of the war the Israeli army was engaged in a desperate attempt to have some "victory" and rushed troops here and there in an attempt to have a photo shoot near the Litani River. What was not known until now was the blind spite that sowed the ground of South Lebanon with a massive number of bomblets. Cluster bombs are delivered by a large canister and disperse over a wide area, a sort of lethal piñata. The bomblets come in many sizes. Some are tiny, even smaller than 2 inches in diameter. Kids are constantly trying to kick them or pick them up with the result in the loss an arm or leg or even death. "Every day people are maimed, wounded and are killed by these ordnance," said Egeland. The UN official based his estimate on the reports of the UN Mine Action Coordination Centre which has traveled through 85% of Lebanon. The casualty figures as of 29 August from unexploded ordnance rose to 59 people, including 13 killed and 46 injured. Responding to U.N. reports of cluster bombs being found in Lebanese civilian areas the U.S. government has begun an investigation to determine if cluster bombs have been responsible for

Israelis Hold Keys To NSA & U.S. Government Computers By Christopher Bollyn American Free Press

the U.S. intelligence agency with the man- revealed that the NSA would be using its date to protect government and military security software: computer networks and provide secure "U.S. Department of Defense Agency communications for all branches of the U. Selects RSA Security Encryption Soft-

ders of the company: Ronald L. Rivest, Adi Shamir, and Leonard M. Adleman. Adi Shamir, the lead theoretician, is an Israeli citizen and a professor at the Weiz-