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Officials in Israel and the U.S. have condemned the murder by arson of Ali Dawabsha, the little boy in Duma in occupied Palestine, last night. Here is a sampling of tweets and links that capture the alternative view: that the atrocity followed from official Israeli policy of promoting and underwriting Jewish colonization of the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Daniel Wickham, LSE student:

Extremist settlers are 100% responsible for the consequences of their actions, but let’s be clear about one thing.

Without the occupation, they would not be able to murder and attack Palestinian civilians in the West Bank. They are enabled by it.

Arab Secularist writes:

Don’t let liberals fool you, the murder of that Palestinian baby isn’t just a settler-crime, it’s not disconnected from the Israeli state.

Daniel Seidemann asks:

How can Netanyahu really crack down when he and his own gov’t place settlers above the law, and use dog-whistle racsm?

Jeffrey Goldberg:

Because things can change.

Does Goldberg really believe that? S. Daniela Park links a study published in June

Jewish Israeli teens lean right, many support ‘price tag’

The study showed that

In an alarming trend, only 28% of Jewish respondents said they condemned so-called price tag attacks associated with religious, far-right Jewish groups, with students from a traditional home surprisingly more likely to decry those attacks than their secular peers.

Scott Roth says Goldberg is part of the problem and says:

Unless @Netanyahu is willing to evict those who call for this sort of stuff (Ayelet Shaked et al) from his government, his words are empty.

Shaked– Israel’s Minister of Justice— had posted an essay that called Palestinian babies little snakes, and called “the entire Palestinian people” Israel’s enemy.

And Roth issued this challenge:

@Netanyahu when will you admit that you preside over a state defined by sectarian divisions and that your side is part of the problem?

Here’s another minister who makes racist statements. Dima S. wrote:

Not long ago Israeli “defense minister” promised to kill more Palestinian and Lebanese babies.

She links to EI report by Asa Winstanley:

Israeli defense minister Moshe Yaalon on Tuesday [May 12] said Israel would attack entire civilian neighborhoods during any future assault on Gaza or Lebanon…. “we are going to hurt Lebanese civilians to include kids of the family. We went through a very long deep discussion … we did it in [the] Gaza Strip, we are going to do it in any round of hostilities in the future.”

Israel killed more than 500 children in assault on Gaza a year ago, per the Institute for Middle East Understanding.

Jessica Schulberg at Huffpo:

State Dept condemnation of the murder of a Palestinian baby fails makes ZERO mention of settlements

State Department statement on Duma arson murder

State Department statement on Duma arson murder

 

Yousef Munayyer notes:

Also fails to call on Israel to do more to prevent these attacks

Munayyer:

While @StateDept has identified settler attacks in subsequent annual terror reports, its taken no discernible anti-terrorism steps aginst it

Munayyer:

Israeli settlements like Maale Efraim have security perimeters around them, Palestinian villages like Duma dont

Story initially buried in the New York Times, of Palestinian child's murder

Story initially buried in the New York Times, of Palestinian child’s murder

Scott Roth keys off the New York Times’ first draft this morning:

Buried at the bottom of the page in the world briefing with strange passive language. @nytimes you’re horrible.

If Palestinians had burned a Jewish baby to death I doubt @nytimes would present it this way.

Lara Friedman, Peace Now:

Don’t buy the hype or facile condemnations.Today ‘s W. Bank attack was not unforseeable or a one-off. Learn more: [Link to history of pricetag attacks, 2011 to now]

Elisabeth Tsurkov links to the Facebook picture, above, of Ahmed Sa’ed Dawabsha, the 4-year-old brother of Ali, who was killed in the attack, and says:

When a nation denies millions their basic rights, it needs to dehumanize them to justify it. The attack is the result of this dehumanization

Tsurkov:

Facts speak for themselves – only 7.6% of complaints by Palestinians about settler violence lead to indictments [link to Yesh Din report on “Mock Enforcements”]

B’Tselem:

A burned infant was only a matter of time in view of policy to not protect Palestinians from violent settlers

It links to this statement about the violent nature of the occupation.

In recent years, Israeli civilians set fire to dozens of Palestinian homes, mosques, businesses, agricultural land and vehicles in the West Bank. The vast majority of these cases were never solved, and in many of them the Israeli Police did not even bother take elementary investigative actions.

The fact that the Samaria and Judea (SHAI) Police and other law enforcement bodies have failed to solve these attacks isn’t fate. Rather, it is the result of a policy expressed throughout all levels of the law enforcement system, in particular the political echelons, up to and including the Prime Minister.

Thanks to James North.

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  1. just
    just
    July 31, 2015, 2:56 pm

    Thanks for pulling this together, MW editors. I hope this is not the beginning of an escalation that Israel has been inciting for:

    “Israeli forces shoot, critically injure Palestinian near Ramallah”

    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=766789
    ——-
    “HEBRON (Ma’an) — Israeli forces on Friday dispersed a march called for by Hamas in Hebron in protest of the killing of an 18-month-old in Duma near Nablus.

    Hundreds of protesters held signs condemning the attack, and called for a response against the recent upsurge in crimes committed by Israeli soldiers and settlers.

    Israeli forces fired tear gas, rubber-coated bullets, and stun grenades at protesters in southern Hebron, while Palestinian protesters threw rocks, witnesses said.

    An Israeli spokesperson did not immediately respond for comment.

    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=766786
    ———
    “GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Israeli forces killed a Palestinian and injured another on Friday after opening fire at them near Beit Lahiya in northern Gaza, sources told Ma’an.

    Medical sources told Ma’an that Mohammad Hamid al-Masri,17, was shot by Israeli forces and died instantly, and another Palestinian was moderately wounded.

    Witnesses said the two were shot suddenly while walking near the buffer zone.

    An Israeli spokesperson said “two suspects approached the security fence” near the buffer zone in the northern Gaza strip.

    According to the spokesperson, Israeli forces told the two to halt, then fired shots into the air. The spokesperson said one of the men continued toward the fence “in spite of repeated warning, so the [Israeli] forces fired towards the lower extremities of the suspect.””

    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=766790
    ———
    “Israeli settler runs over Palestinian firefighter near Hebron”

    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=766787
    ——–
    “RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Four Palestinian youths were injured with live and rubber-coated steel bullets during clashes with Israeli forces at the Qalandiya checkpoint on Friday, witnesses said.
    One of the youths sustainedcritical injuries.

    According to locals,Israeli forces opened fire with live rounds at one of the youths who was walking towards the checkpoint, hitting him in the back.

    Israeli soldiers used rubber-coated steel bullets, tear-gas and stun grenades during the clashes, while youths responded with rocks and empty bottles, witnesses said.

    An Israeli army spokesperson did not immediately respond for comment.”

    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=766777
    ———
    “Autopsy confirms infant was ‘burned alive'”

    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=766785
    ———
    “BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Palestinian political factions strongly condemned an arson attack carried out by settlers which killed a Palestinian infant on Friday, holding the Israeli leadership fully responsible for the brutal attack and calling for revenge.

    Hamas said that the killing of 18-month-old Ali Saad Dawabsha in the Nablus village of Duma makes all “Israeli soldiers and settlers legitimate targets for resistance.”

    A spokesperson for the group, Hussam Badran, called for popular action in response to the killing and said Israeli crimes can only be stopped by “comprehensive resistance in all its forms.””

    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=766766

  2. Kay24
    Kay24
    July 31, 2015, 4:52 pm

    Thanks for that information ME. The statement from the State Department is not strong enough.
    How about “we will stop sending anymore aid and weapons to Israel, if they do not stop these outrageous crimes by illegal settlements. It is time to stop these endless illegal settlements and for Israel to stick to international laws”?

    “Israeli defense minister Moshe Yaalon on Tuesday [May 12] said Israel would attack entire civilian neighborhoods during any future assault on Gaza or Lebanon…. “we are going to hurt Lebanese civilians to include kids of the family. We went through a very long deep discussion … we did it in [the] Gaza Strip, we are going to do it in any round of hostilities in the future.”

    Yeah? Who is really wiping other people off the map?

  3. David Doppler
    David Doppler
    July 31, 2015, 5:08 pm

    Elizabeth Tsurkov:

    “When a nation denies millions their basic rights, it needs to dehumanize them to justify it. The attack is the result of this dehumanization ”

    That’s right, and the “dehumanization” and action based on it you describe is a natural human somatic state that is relatively easily instilled in otherwise normal people by the “right” [or oh-so-wrong] leadership and social conditions. See Phil Zambardo’s, Stanford Prison Experiment, soon to be new movie.

    It’s almost like that moment in Lord of the Flies, just before the rescuing adults arrive, with marooned school-children, recently school-mates, in full warpaint utterly dedicated to killing each other.

    I guess that’s why we have international criminal law courts. It should also be why we have a State Department and Congress willing to put enough pressure to force change in awful leadership. Why not have Obama make a case for change in Israeli leadership and West Bank policy based on this incident (and the similar fire-bombing of the Church of the Loaves and Fishes with similar graffitti, for which the likely culprits were released without consequences).

    It’s going to get worse until the grown-ups arrive.

    Instead, we empower that awful leadership to spew propaganda from our own media and are own elected officials, by never, ever calling them to account!

    • CigarGod
      CigarGod
      August 1, 2015, 9:07 am

      It is fantasy, but i like it.
      Obama calling for regime change in Israel.

      I’d be happy if he simply called Israel a -regime-.

  4. just
    just
    July 31, 2015, 5:16 pm

    “JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Several Palestinians were injured, one seriously in clashes with Israeli forces throughout Jerusalem, in the aftermath of the settler attack that killed an infant in Duma village near Nablus, sources told Ma’an.

    In Shuaafat refugee camp, a Palestinian was seriously injured with a rubber-bullet to the head and 11 others were injured with rubber-coated steel bullets, five in the head, one in the chest, one in the back and four in their extremities. Another Palestinian suffered injuries to his hand after being hit by a stun grenade, Fatah spokesman for the camp Thaer Fasfous said.

    In al-Issawiyah village, clashes continued for several hours at the entrance and center of the village, where Israeli soldiers fired tear gas, stun grenades, and rubber-coated bullets, Monitoring committee member Mohammad Abu al-Homos said.

    Abu al-Homos added that Israeli forces also sprayed skunk water at homes, causing Amna Mahmoud,93, and Umm Fadi Mahmoud,48, to have severe difficulty breathing. They were taken to local medical centers for treatment.

    Israeli forces fired tear gas at houses and land, in al-Issawiya causing a fire in several trees near a house.

    He added that Israeli forces closed the eastern entrance of the village with earth and rocks.

    Clashes also broke out in al-Swana neighborhood, where youths launched fireworks at Beit Orot settlement.

    In Beit Hanina, fire bombs were thrown at a settlement near the town. …”

    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=766792

  5. Bandolero
    Bandolero
    July 31, 2015, 7:06 pm

    I wonder why one word is not used to describe that crime: pogrom.

    From what I read the apt description of what happened here was a Zionist pogrom against Palestinians.

    I’m quite sure if the ethnicitiy of victom and perpetrator were the other way round I would have read that one word over and over all again: pogrom.

  6. Bandolero
    Bandolero
    July 31, 2015, 7:12 pm

    By the way, it may be that this case will have an international juridical follow-up:

    Mahmoud Abbas orders filing of ICC lawsuit over Israeli killing of infant

    http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/07/31/422707/Palestine-Mahmoud-Abbas-Riyad-alMaliki-ICC-lawsuit-baby-killing

    It seems to me Israel’s role here would be to prove that government does everything to prevent such crimes from happening, and further to prove, that justice does not discriminate between Palestinians and Zionists in the occupied territories. As that may prove impossible, I suspect Israel will simply dodge the trial. However, that may come with a pricetag attached, too.

  7. Bornajoo
    Bornajoo
    August 1, 2015, 4:56 am

    “I wonder why one word is not used to describe that crime: pogrom.

    From what I read the apt description of what happened here was a Zionist pogrom against Palestinians.

    I’m quite sure if the ethnicitiy of victom and perpetrator were the other way round I would have read that one word over and over all again: pogrom.”

    +1 Bandolier! Pogrom is a good word to describe this. It’s an ongoing and never ending Pogrom

    And it’s all happening within the framework of a slow motion holocaust of the Palestinian people

  8. RobertHenryEller
    RobertHenryEller
    August 1, 2015, 9:58 am

    Zionists have been burning Palestinian men, women and children out of their homes since at least 1948. And those weren’t even “religious” Zionists in 1948, like today’s fine settler examples of humanity.

    Why would anyone expect them to stop now?

    • CigarGod
      CigarGod
      August 1, 2015, 10:37 am

      It’s a time honored tradition.
      The stories are told around table and hearth.
      When I grow up, I want to get my zionist merit badge.

  9. RobertHenryEller
    RobertHenryEller
    August 1, 2015, 10:03 am

    Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic’s resident Zionist-Bootlick-in-Chief, publicly mentally masturbates on Twitter:

    “An opportunity presents itself to Netanyahu — to treat Jewish terrorists the way his government treats Muslim terrorists.”

    https://twitter.com/JeffreyGoldberg/status/627077936131272704

    Netanyahu go after Jewish (I prefer Zionist. When I’m being too polite.) terrorists?

    What does Goldberg imagine Netanyahu doing? Turning himself in?

    • just
      just
      August 1, 2015, 10:33 am

      Michael Marder:

      “So, if the condemnations of the two attacks are genuine, and if the notion of responsibility is well and thoroughly considered, then it is high time for Netanyahu to deliver himself to the tribunal of International Court of Justice in The Hague.” – See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2015/07/extremism-center-israel#comment-151084

      You’re very colorful this morning, RHE. Much appreciated! I also appreciate your comment at 9:58, when you point out the obvious. You ask “Why would anyone expect them to stop now?”. They won’t, and that’s why an international intervention must be done~ starting with the US!

      Obviously, sanctions must be imposed. The UNSC veto must be taken off the table. International protection must be given to the Palestinians, and Fatou Bensouda needs to get off her duff or be replaced so that the ICC can finally do its job!!!

      I hope that good humans all over the planet will finally rise up and demand justice and and end to the complicity of their governments and themselves in this decades- long wholly criminal enterprise.

  10. Vera Gottlieb
    Vera Gottlieb
    August 1, 2015, 10:40 am

    Netan-yahoo will be the downfall of israel. No tears from me.

    • CigarGod
      CigarGod
      August 1, 2015, 11:07 am

      There has got to be a bigger triggering event than this. This is too normal. Gaza slaughter…too normal.

  11. hophmi
    hophmi
    August 1, 2015, 4:01 pm

    Would like to know how many times terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians were condemned across the Palestinian political spectrum.

    The Times has several in depth articles about the attack on its website, including a long Q and A piece from the AP on attacks by Jewish extremists in the West Bank. So your complaint is total nonsense; you can’t get a full article into the print edition of a Friday newspaper when something happens at 2am the same morning.

    • just
      just
      August 1, 2015, 4:15 pm

      “Would like to know how many times terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians were condemned across the Palestinian political spectrum.”

      I’d advise you not to bring that drivel and junk here, hophmi.

      I’ve been fighting it all day today and yesterday on other sites and on the phone. So have many others, with success. Nobody’s buying that schtick anymore.

      Capisce? There is NO equivalence. NONE to be had, NONE to be made.
      It’s an shopworn and insulting diversionary tactic. It’s kaput.

    • echinococcus
      echinococcus
      August 1, 2015, 5:56 pm

      You now what, hophmi?
      Invaded and occupied peoples have a right to defend themselves by all means judged necessary. If any civilian experiences damage, the Zionist entity government defines that as collateral damage even in the case the damage is avowedly intentional, as in the case of Gaza, so go cry there.
      A government or similar organization that starts a war of aggression, as the Zionist entity did in November 1947, without ever terminating it, knowingly puts its entire civilian population at risk. So go cry there.
      The responsibility for any civilians or so-called civilians settled by a government outside its armistice lines is squarely with that government.
      So what the hell are you doing sniveling on this site instead of banging the Yahoo’s desk?

      • hophmi
        hophmi
        August 2, 2015, 7:16 pm

        “Invaded and occupied peoples have a right to defend themselves by all means judged necessary.”

        Sorry, but international law does not permit the intentional targeting of civilian populations. So tell your friends in Hamas and Islamic Jihad to stop throwing rockets at Israeli kindergartens.

      • Bornajoo
        Bornajoo
        August 3, 2015, 6:41 am

        “Sorry, but international law does not permit the intentional targeting of civilian populations. So tell your friends in Hamas and Islamic Jihad to stop throwing rockets at Israeli kindergartens.” (Hophmi)

        wow thanks for that really incredible information about the precise military capabilities of Hamas and Islamic Jihad. And there I was thinking that they were firing off home made flying drain pipes with absolutely NO IDEA where they might land. But NO! I was wrong. According to Hophmi they must be extremely accurate highly sophisticated laser guided missiles because Hamas and Islamic Jihad CHOSE to aim them at Kindergartens. That’s right everyone! Instead of aiming these highly sophisticated deadly accurate rockets at Commander in Chief Netanyahu while he was having a BBQ in his huge garden in Caesaria, or instead of taking out a few brigades of soldiers, army bases, military HQ’s, or the popcorn munchers up on the hill watching the slaughter, they CHOSE instead to try and kill little children in their kindergartens.

        “The sooner you lose this monumentally stupid allegiance to a criminal enterprise the sooner humanity will be better off.” + 1 Oldgeezer!

        “I don’t think you want to bring up international law, hophmi; international law does not permit colonization of occupied territory, either. International law is not Israel’s friend.” + 1 Kris!

      • oldgeezer
        oldgeezer
        August 2, 2015, 10:59 pm

        @hophmi

        As usual all you have to offer is flights of fantasy in attempts to defend barbaric crimes perpetrated the most scummy of the illegal colonists.

        You are probably a half decent guy. Maybe not. It’s so easy for you to abandon all morality every time in defense of your tribe.

        We are all humans. We all deserve the same. The sooner you lose this monumentally stupid allegiance to a criminal enterprise the sooner humanity will be better off.

        If you choose to support such babrbarous criminals then you might be judged by your stated allgiances.

      • Kris
        Kris
        August 3, 2015, 1:11 am

        @hophmi: “Sorry, but international law does not permit the intentional targeting of civilian populations. So tell your friends in Hamas and Islamic Jihad to stop throwing rockets at Israeli kindergartens.”

        I don’t think you want to bring up international law, hophmi; international law does not permit colonization of occupied territory, ethnic cleansing, acquiring territory through war, etc., etc.

        Maybe you should stick to religious arguments; lots of rabbis, even ones paid by Israel, have great quotes you could use about how it’s okay with God for Jews to kill civilians, including children. https://wikileaks.org/gifiles/docs/74/743918_israel-us-israeli-rabbi-urges-civilians-to-kill-terrorists.html

        Or you could go back to your old stand-by, “nobody likes us, everyone is antisemitic.”

        And tell your friends squatting on Palestinian land to stop using their families as human shields while they carry out ethnic cleansing and other crimes against humanity.

      • bintbiba
        bintbiba
        August 3, 2015, 7:37 am

        Bornajoo
        August 3, 2015, 6:41 am

        Kris +1
        Old Geezer +1
        Bornajoo +1

        Hophmi – 10

      • just
        just
        August 3, 2015, 9:00 am

        Ditto, bintbiba!

        (Actually, hophmi might get a -100 …)

      • CigarGod
        CigarGod
        August 3, 2015, 9:32 am

        He gets +100 from me…for the way he gets knocked to the mat, time after time, but gets up and starts pawing the air again. Poor guy…both eyes swollen shut, no teeth left in his mouth…but that EverReady battery down where his cup should be, still carries a charge.

      • echinococcus
        echinococcus
        August 3, 2015, 8:58 pm

        Cigar God,

        I had half a mind to praise hophmi’s incredible resistance and insistence, too. Something stopped me, though. That’s a very commendable trait in humans but not in full-time propaganda robots. A nephew of mine just left Google to join a startup. Little genius. He programs e-mail robots that sound just like any human. I wish he had been in charge of hophmi; he’d sound more natural.

      • CigarGod
        CigarGod
        August 3, 2015, 10:07 pm

        I agree. That’s why I put a battery in him;-)

      • just
        just
        August 3, 2015, 11:46 pm

        +1, CG!

      • echinococcus
        echinococcus
        August 4, 2015, 12:31 am

        I see hophmi answered the following:
        “…If any civilian experiences damage, the Zionist entity government defines that as collateral damage even in the case the damage is avowedly intentional, as in the case of Gaza, so go cry there. ”
        with
        “Sorry, but international law does not permit the intentional targeting of civilian populations. So tell your friends in Hamas and Islamic Jihad to stop throwing rockets at Israeli kindergartens. ”

        No spik Ingliss?

    • Bumblebye
      Bumblebye
      August 1, 2015, 8:03 pm

      @ hophead
      Kinda like the same way IRA/Sinn Fein wouldn’t condemn actions against the Brits?
      They’re responses (by and large) to the sometimes intolerable pressures put on Palestinian people by the belligerant oppressive occupation. Shtetler “civilians” are not “innocent”. And they put their own kids in harms way – especially when they also target Palestinian kids when they go out intending to cause harm, as they very frequently do.

    • hophmi
      hophmi
      August 2, 2015, 7:17 pm

      Predictably, James North, and everyone else, ignored the bulk of my comment, which debunked his nonsense about the Times coverage of the story.

      • annie
        annie
        August 2, 2015, 10:22 pm

        hophmi, there were 2 (“small”) explosions at new mexico churches during sunday service today. the times had an article up at their website within about 4 hours. sure, it was not a “full” article, but it was at least 8 paragraphs. they didn’t know the cause of the explosions yet but they got several quotes and reported it as news. it wasn’t a one paragraph blurb.

        the nyt waited until they could report what the israeli government wanted them to report before releasing a report. at least 8 hours or more. one might think those explosions in new mexico were a bigger story no?

        don’t tell me it can’t be done, it can be done and there’s no excuse.

      • justicewillprevail
        justicewillprevail
        August 3, 2015, 7:58 am

        Poor hops. His attention-seeking vanity has been spurned. An unsourced claim which didn’t debunk anything was ignored. Oh, the shame!

  12. Kris
    Kris
    August 1, 2015, 5:53 pm

    @hophmi: “Would like to know how many times terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians were condemned across the Palestinian political spectrum.”

    That’s an interesting question. Historically, is it usually the case that oppressed people condemn attacks on their oppressors? Do you think the crocodile tears being shed today by Israel’s leaders, who have deliberately incited terrorist attacks against Palestinians, mean anything?

    Did the blacks in apartheid South Africa condemn attacks on Afrikaner farms, built on land that had been stolen from them?

    Did the native Americans condemn attacks on the Europeans who were stealing their land?

    Did indigenous tribes in India condemn attacks on British families who were there with the colonial regime?

    Did the native peoples anywhere condemn attacks on the colonialists who were stealing their land?

    • Bornajoo
      Bornajoo
      August 1, 2015, 6:10 pm

      “That’s an interesting question. Historically, is it usually the case that oppressed people condemn attacks on their oppressors?” (Kris)

      Excellent point Kris!

      “I’d advise you not to bring that drivel here, hophmi” (Just)

      Well said Just! I was going to reply to his comment but too angry

  13. JohnWV
    JohnWV
    August 2, 2015, 2:47 pm

    “Jews are […].”

    • annie
      annie
      August 2, 2015, 3:02 pm

      johnWV, this is at least the 5th time i have banned this completely bigoted comment of yours only for you to try posting it again. if you ever try -even one more time – to post this or anything resembling this racism again i will definitely recommend your banning. am i making myself completely clear? cease and desist. consider this a final warning.

  14. JohnWV
    JohnWV
    August 2, 2015, 2:49 pm

    All the time, the Jewish state “defends itself” by invading neighboring countries: Israel (Mideast Jewish terrorists through today’s “Israel Defense Force”) has preemptively invaded Palestine 1948, Syria 1951, Egypt 1956, Egypt 1967, Syria 1967, Jordan 1967, Lebanon 1978, Iraq 1981, Lebanon 1982, Lebanon 1986, Lebanon 2006, Palestine 2008 and repeatedly the already besieged State of Palestine 2014. Iran has not invaded any country for a hundred years.

    Israel’s preemptive “defends itself” is actually initiating violence and terrorism to abet illegal seizure and annexation of territory. Israel instigated [..] all our Mideast wars, and benefited from all. None were in American interests, yet we did the dying and suffered the Great Recession….

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