Israel watch

"...The charge that criticism of Israel is implicitly anti-Semitic -- is regarded in Israel and the United States as Israel's trump card. If it has been played more insistently and aggressively in recent years, that is because it is now the only card left. The habit of tarring any foreign criticism with the brush of anti-Semitism is deeply ingrained in Israeli political instincts: Ariel Sharon used it with characteristic excess but he was only the latest in a long line of Israeli leaders to exploit the claim. David Ben-Gurion and Golda Meir did no different. But Jews outside of Israel pay a high price for this tactic. Not only does it inhibit their own criticisms of Israel for fear of appearing to associate with bad company, but it encourages others to look upon Jews everywhere as de facto collaborators in Israel's misbehavior. When Israel breaks international law in the occupied territories, when Israel publicly humiliates the subject populations whose land it has seized -- but then responds to its critics with loud cries of "anti-Semitism" -- it is in effect saying that these acts are not Israeli acts, they are Jewish acts: The occupation is not an Israeli occupation, it is a Jewish occupation, and if you don't like these things it is because you don't like Jews. In many parts of the world this is in danger of becoming a self-fulfilling assertion: Israel's reckless behavior and insistent identification of all criticism with anti-Semitism is now the leading source of anti-Jewish sentiment in Western Europe and much of Asia..."

excerpted from the article
"The Country that Wouldn't Grow Up"
by Tony Judt
Ha'aretz, www.haaretz.com, 5/5/06

 

SUFFER THE CHILDREN - ISRAELI WAR CRIMES IN LEBANON AND GAZA, 2006 (photos)

 

BOOKS

The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy - John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt
They Dare To Speak Out - People and Institutions Confront Israel's Lobby - Paul Findley
Deliberate Deceptions - U.S.-Israeli Relationship - Paul Findley
The Wandering Who? - A Study of Jewish Identity Politics - Gilad Atzmon

 

 

Israeli War Crimes in Lebanon - July 2006
Israel's Latin American trail of terror

"It is like what was done [by the Nazis] to us during the Shoa [the Judeocide of WW II]."

"What we are doing in the territories [occupied since 1967] has aroused them [the Palestinians]. I understand them. If somebody had done the same things to us, we would have reacted exactly like them."

Israeli national singer Yafa Yarkoni, comparing the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) with the Nazis, April 2002

Background to the Israel-Palestine Crisis
The Other Israel - Voices of Refusal and Dissent

Zionism

Albert Eistein's Letter to New York Times Dec. 4, 1948 - New Palestine Party

The Hidden Roots of Zionism
Zionism - definition and history

Anti-Zionism - definition and description
Zionism and Its Impact - Anne Lesch
The Iron Wall - We and the Arabs - Vladimir Jacobtinsky (1923)

AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee)

Books

The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy - John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt
They Dare To Speak Out - People and Institutions Confront Israel's Lobby by Paul Findley

Articles

Distorting U.S. Foreign Policy: The Israel Lobby and American Power (5/02)
The AIPAC Story (3/03)

Nancy Pelosi Speech to American Israel Public Affairs Committee [AIPAC] (5/24/05)
AIPAC's Overt and Covert Ops (8/04)
Pro-Israel lobby in U.S. under attack (3/06)
The Israel Lobby (3/06)

AIPAC's Dangerous Grip on Washington (7/06)

Norman Finkelstein

The Holocaust Industry - Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering

Quiz - Holocaust historian Norman Finkelstein (7/00)
Norman Finkelstein - Irish Times, 2003
The Real Issue Is Israel's Human Rights Record - A statement by Norman G. Finkelstein upon publication of Beyond Chutzpah (4/05)

The Ludicrous Attacks on Jimmy Carter's Book - "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid"
Holocaust Scholars Defend Professor Norman Finkelstein's Fight for Tenure - interview May 9, 2007

"For the most part, Israel is the subcontractor for American arms to the 'Third World.' There is no terrible regime-Colombia, Guatemala, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile during the time of the colonels, Burma, Taiwan, Zaire, Liberia, Congo, Sierra Leone-there is not one that does not have a major military connection to Israel.... So this is the missing piece... Israel is a key member of the empire."

Jeff Halper

Books

Deliberate Deceptions - U.S.-Israeli Relationship - Paul Findley
The Wandering Who? - A Study of Jewish Identity Politics - Gilad Atzmon

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine - Ilan Pappe
Profits of War - Inside the Secret U.S.-Israeli Arms Network - Ari Ben-Menashe
Iran Contra Connection-Secret Teams & Covert Operations in Reagan Era
Israel Foreign Policy
Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel
Israel and Latin America: The Military Connection
The Power of Israel in the United States
The Holocaust Industry - Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering - Norman Finkelstein
They Dare To Speak Out - People and Institutions Confront Israel's Lobby by Paul Findley

Zionism in the Age of the Dictators - Lenni Brenner

Articles

Israel: Time to Divest - Desmond Tutu
Israel: an apartheid state? (11/03)

"I Won't Serve in Your Army"
Excavating the Crimes of War - What really happened in Jenin
Palestine in the Crosshairs
Time to Act
Dishonest Broker
Top Ten Reasons to Oppose U.S. aid to Israel
Deal Breakers
The Nightmare in Israel
Israel's Colonial War
Twenty Years On
Sharon's Best Weapon

"It is both my Jewish and human duty to resolutely refuse to take any part in this army. As the son of a people victim to pogroms and destruction, I cannot be a part of your insane policies. As a human being, it is my duty to refuse to participate in any institution which commits crimes against humanity."

Sergio Yahni, Israeli army 'refusnik'

Israel's Torture Ban
Israel's Weapons Manufacturing Industry
Israel and South Africa
Israel and Central America
Israel Foreign Policy
Palestinian Resistance Stuns Israel
Shame on You, Madeleine Albright - by Hanan Ashrawi
Israel Land of Apartheid
The Tragedy Deepens by Edward Said
U.S. Aid to Israel: Interpreting the 'Strategic Relationship

" The terrorism of suicide bombings was born of despair. There is no military solution to despair."

Nahum Barnea, columnist for Israeli newspaper Yedoit Ahronot


Nuke Nation - Israel's weapons of mass destruction
The Legacy of Ariel Sharon
A Time for Self-Criticism - An Immoral Occupation's Corrosive Effects
Ariel Sharon, From Sabra / Shatila to Jenin - Edward S. Herman
Growing Contradiction Between Jewish Values & Use of Israeli Power
Distorting U.S. Foreign Policy: The Israel Lobby and American Power
Lies, Damned Lies, & Israeli Propaganda
Why I'm Boycotting Israel
Building 'Bantustans' in the West Bank

Israel, There and Here
Israeli Settlements - A human rights perspective
How the media cover for Israel by John Pilger
Sharon the ethnic cleanser
School Ties - Israeli divestment campaign carries on
Backs to the Wall
The Al-Aqsa Intifada: Israel's 34-year military occupation
The Murcurial Economics of the Phantom Palestinian State
Israeli Weapons of Mass Destruction - Nuclear Weapons (3/02)
The '48 Nakba & The Zionist Quest for its Completion - Ilan Pappe lecture (10/02)

Walling in the Palestinians (5/04)
The Jewish Divide on Israel (7/04)
U.S. to Sell Precision-Guided Bombs to Israel [Iran] (9/04)

Nancy Pelosi Speech to American Israel Public Affairs Committee [AIPAC] (5/24/05)
Beyond Chutzpah - Norman Finkelstein discusses misuse of anti-Semitism (11/05)
Decline of Jewish Social Conscience (12/05)
Israel's Future Leader? - Benjamin Netanyahu (1/06)
Ethnic Cleansing and the "Moral Instinct" - how the West and free press underwrote Israel's ethnic cleansing (3/06)
Pro-Israel lobby in U.S. under attack (3/06)
The Israel Lobby (3/06)
Colonization of Palestine precludes peace - Jimmy Carter (3/06)
Iran Showdown Tests Power of "Israel Lobby" (4/06)
Palestine: It's All Over (6/06)
Legitimizing Palestinian Bantustans (7/06)
Jewish Tribalism Comes Clean (7/06)
The Most Dangerous Alliance in the World[Israel and U.S.] (7/06)
What Does Israel Want? (7/06)
Israel Must Be Held Accountable For Its International Law Violations (8/06)
America's One-Eyed View of War: Stars, Stripes, and the Star of David (8/06)
Watching Lebanon - Washington's interests in Israel's war (8/06)
How to Deal with The Lobby - the De-Zionization of the American Mind (8/06)
Hurtling Towards the Next Intifada (8/06)
Has Canada Got the Cure? (8/06)
The Watchdog Bites - Israel is fighting to protect America 's empire in the Middle East (9/06)
Empire and Israel (9/06)
The Power of Israel in the United States by James Petras - a book review (10/06)

Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid - excerpt of book by Pres. Jimmy Carter (11/06)
Dems Rebut Carter on Israeli 'Apartheid' (11/06)
Peace Not Apartheid - Jimmy Carter talk (11/06)
Women in Afghanistan (11/06)
Apartheid: Israelis adopt what South Africa dropped (11/06)

Thank You, Jimmy Carter - Rabbi Michael Lerner (12/06)
What we're up against (lessons from Guatemala - 1980s) [& the Israeli connection to Central America] (12/06)
A letter to Jewish citizens of America by Jimmy Carter - December 2006
Whither Israel? (12/06)
Worse Than Apartheid [the Gaza Strip] (12/06)
Israel's Kafkaesque "Matrix of Control" (2/07)
The History of Israel Reconsidered - A Talk by Ilan Pappe (3/07)
The Watchdog, Not the Master - Israel, the "lobby," and the United States (3/07)

Israel Doesn't Want Peace (4/07)
Forty Years of Occupation - Palestine (5/07)
Sometimes the Dog Wags the Tail [U.S. Role in Israel's War on Lebanon] (5/07)
Israel's 40 Years of Occupation: From Democratic State to Violent Oppressor (6/07)
Honored by Hatred: Elite Propaganda and U.S. Policy in the Middle East (7/07)
The Israel Lobby by Milton Viorst (10/07)
Desmond Tutu Banned From Campus Over Israel Criticism (10/07)
Israeli Columnist Akiva Eldar on Military Censorship in Israel and the Influence of the Israel Lobby in the United States (10/8/07)
Why Dems and Republicans Bow to the Israel Lobby (10/07)
For Israel's Arab Citizens, Isolation and Exclusion (12/07)
The U.S., the E.U. and Israel join hands [NATO] (2/08)
Zionism's Dead End (6/08)
Israel's Collective Psychosis: The Denial Syndrome (7/08)
Memo For Obama [Israel] (12/08)
Israel's failure to learn (12/08)
Party to Murder [Israel's Bombing of Gaza] (12/08)

No Such Thing as an Independent Israel - Ron Paul (12/08)

Israel attacks US (1/09)
Israeli Violates International Humanitarian Law [Gaza] (1/09)
The Politics of An Israeli Extermination Campaign: Backers, Apologists and Arms Suppliers (1/09)
Who Will Save Israel From Itself? (1/09)
Israeli Scholar Avi Shlaim: Israel Committing "State Terror" in Gaza Attack, Preventing Peace - interviewed by Amy Goodman - January 14, 2009

Who Will Save the Palestinians? (1/09)
Remember Gaza: One of History's Terror Bombing Victims (1/09)
Did the Israeli Army Wage a Jewish Jihad in Gaza? - Religious Extremists' Rapid Rise Through the Ranks (2/09)
Ethnic Cleansing and Israel (3/09)
A Little Red Light on Israeli Fascism (4/09)
Sadly, Israel is no longer democratic (5/09)
Ignore AIPAC at America's Peril (5/09)
Israel: Prussia on the Mediterranean? (5/09)
Who Will Stand Up to America and Israel? (5/09)
Settling for Radicalism - Israeli government fostered religious extremism and fractured its own democracy (6/09)
Fascism Needs an Enemy [Israel] (7/09)
How Israel Lobby [AIPAC] Took Control Of US Foreign Policy (7/09)
Israeli Way of War Inherently Criminal (7/09)
Religious Fundamentalism in Israel (8/09)
The Best Congress AIPAC Can Buy (9/09)
Bipartisan Attack on International Humanitarian Law - Goldstone/Gaza Report (11/09)
Zionist Control of Britain's Government: 1940-2009 (11/09)
Israeli Occupation, Colonialism and Apartheid (12/09)
What Americans Need to Know about Mordechai Vanunu (12/09)
Israel Rules (12/09)
For Israel, a Reckoning (1/10)
Israeli Democracy or Hypocrisy (1/10)
Israeli Occupation: Supportive Companies to Boycott (2/10)
The Decline of Israel (3/10)


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