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The Sad, Sad World of Israel’s Big-Time Liars

“A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes” – attributed to Mark Twain

 

by Stuart Littlewood

 

 

It is surely obvious by now that allowing parallels to be drawn between Israel and America only serves to increase the world’s hatred of America. US citizens are very belatedly waking up to this, as are British citizens, but many continue to fall ass-over-tit into the trap.

Meet another of Israel’s undesirables, Yuli Edelstein.

He is the regime’s Propaganda Minister (or to be more precise, Minister for Dis-information and Diaspora) and he runs the biggest lie machine in the world.

His task is to make the Israel ‘brand’ smell sweeter. The reason it stinks, of course, is the regime’s putrid morals and murderous conduct, which the lie machine works overtime to try to justify and excuse. It will always fail. You cannot build a decent brand image on lies, obnoxious behaviour and a massive attitude problem.

Edelstein hit the headlines over Christmas when he told everybody that the Arabs are “a deplorable nation”. He was speaking at a public diplomacy event (incredible as it may seem!) at Yor Yehuda, which I’m told means “light of Juda”. Israel’s Propaganda Minister: Arabs are a deplorable nation

He said that “as long as the Arab nation continues to be a deplorable nation, which continues investing in infrastructure for terrorism, education to hate, and welfare for the families of shaheeds [martyrs], there will be no peace.”

The reporter asked Edelstein’s office if the minister was aware that there are some 80 million Arabs in the world, from Sudan to Syria. A spokesman replied: “Yes, there are – and the minister meant them all.”

That’s rich coming from someone whose own position doesn’t bear examination. I understand Edelstein lives in one of Israel’s illegal settlements, Neve Daniel, which is built on stolen Palestinian land in wilful breach of Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention.

“Settlers” is too nice a word for such people. It suggests peaceful pioneers wishing to integrate with the locals. Israeli “settlers” are anything but. They are aggressive squatters, half a million of them in over 100 illegal colonies – ugly blots on an otherwise lovely landscape. They include gangs of armed delinquents and religious nutters who terrorise local villagers, vandalise their crops, pollute their land and harass their children. The Fourth Geneva Convention forbids an occupying power to transfer parts of its own civilian population – and that includes Edelstein and his ministerial colleague the psychopath Avigdor Lieberman – into the territory it occupies. Which leaves these two charmers open to charges of war crimes.

Ministers Edelstein (left) and Avigdor Lieberman,

Israel’s hasbara liars verge on the compulsive and pathological. Telling lies is routine; they are in denial of reality; they exaggerate; they come to believe their lies; they have no remorse; and they have no regard for the consequences. Despite this, the Western media lap up anything Tel Aviv’s liars spew out.

Edelstein’s capacity for silliness knows no bounds. When the US demanded that Israel suspend a planned project in East Jerusalem (which is Palestinian territory of course) and revoke planning permission, Ynet News reported Edelstein saying that such a demand to halt construction “proves how dangerous it is to get dragged into talks of a settlement freeze… Such talks will lead to a demand to completely freeze our lives in the entire State of Israel.”

And he let his Stalinist tendencies (Edelstein’s from the Ukraine) get the better of him earlier this year when he wrote to Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook demanding the removal of a page that was calling for a third Intifada and had generated nearly 250,000 supporters.

How to do it (a teach-yourself primer)

It goes without saying that Israel’s lie machine has an instruction manual for those it recruits into its vile business. See it here:

http://fedgeno.com/documents/israel-projects-2009-global-language-dictionary.pdf

The manual’s general thrust is to win over the mass of “persuadables”, primarily in America but also in the UK. The strategy from the start is to isolate democratically-elected Hamas and to rob the resistance movement and the Palestinian people of their human rights. This quote at the beginning sets the tone: “Remember, it’s not what you say that counts. It’s what people hear.”

The lie machine’s top priority: demonise Hamas…

And this is how they try it on…

  • “Clearly differentiate between the Palestinian people and Hamas. There is an

immediate and clear distinction between the empathy Americans feel for the Palestinians and the scorn they direct at Palestinian leadership. Hamas is a terrorist organization – Americans get that already. But if it sounds like you are attacking the Palestinian people (even though they elected Hamas) rather than their leadership, you will lose public support. Right now, many Americans sympathize with the plight of the Palestinians, and that sympathy will increase if you fail to differentiate the people from their leaders.”

 

  • “Draw direct parallels between Israel and America—including the need to defend against terrorism…. The more you focus on the similarities between Israel and America, the more likely you are to win the support of those who are neutral. Indeed, Israel is an important American ally in the war against terrorism, and faces many of the same challenges as America in protecting their citizens.”

Note how Israel’s strategy is almost totally dependent on the false idea that they and America are victims of terror and all western nations need to huddle together with Israel for mutual protection. Fortunately, level-headed people are beginning to realize who the terrorists really are.

It is surely obvious by now that allowing parallels to be drawn between Israel and America only serves to increase the world’s hatred of America. US citizens are very belatedly waking up to this, as are British citizens, but many continue to fall ass-over-tit into the trap.

Next, inject with “core values” and repeat over and over and over again…

  • “The language of Israel is the language of America: ‘democracy,’ ‘freedom,’ ‘security,’ and ‘peace.’ These four words are at the core of the American political, economic, social, and cultural systems, and they should be repeated as often as possible because they resonate with virtually every American.”

If so fluent in this splendid language, why won’t Israel acknowledge their neighbours’ rights to democracy, freedom, security and peace and end their military oppression?

  • “A simple rule of thumb is that once you get to the point of repeating the same message over and over again so many times that you think you might get sick—that is just about the time the public will wake up and say ‘Hey—this person just might be saying something interesting to me!’ But don’t confuse messages with facts…. “

Right, never let facts get in the way of a good message! And, as George Dubya Bush, 43rd US President, said: “See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.”

  • “The fight is over IDEOLOGY, not land; terror, not territory. Thus, you must avoid using Israel’s religious claims to land as a reason why Israel should not give up land. Such claims only make Israel look extremist to people who are not religious Christians or Jews.”

If the fight isn’t about land, why did Israel steal it at gunpoint? And why won’t they give it back when told to repeatedly by the UN?

Then there’s the uncontrollable urge to possess the Holy City…

  • “The toughest issue to communicate will be the final resolution of Jerusalem. Americans overwhelmingly want Israel to be in charge of the religious holy sites and are frankly afraid of the consequences should Israel turn over control to the Palestinians. Consider:

# 71% of Americans trust Israel most to protect the holy sites in Jerusalem, compared to 6.1% who trust the Palestinian authority most. 8.5% percent trust neither.

# 54% of Americans believe that “Jerusalem must remain united under Israeli sovereignty” while just 23.9% believe that ‘Jerusalem should be divided into Israeli controlled and Palestinian controlled areas’.

Given the choice between the two, Americans of all political and demographic stripes trust Israel to protect and have sovereignty over Jerusalem.”

The Old City and east Jerusalem are Palestinian. Nevertheless, “Jerusalem must remain the united capital of Israel,” says prime minister Netanyahu. Israel is in control right now and prevents Muslims and Christians from outside the City visiting the holy places. No way can Israel be trusted.

The UN’s partition plan decreed that Jerusalem should become a ‘corpus separatum’ under international administration. It is unlikely that the UN would wish to see its resolutions torn up or international law re-written for Israel’s sole benefit or to suit America’s misinformed opinion.

Oh, and let’s put the boot into the other demon, Iran…

  • “Many on the left see an “Israel v. Palestinian” crisis where Israel is Goliath and the Palestinians are David. It is critical that they understand that this is an Arab-Israeli crisis and that the force undermining peace is Iran and their proxies Hezbollah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad. You must not call Hamas just Hamas. Call them what they are: Iran-backed Hamas. Indeed, when they know that Iran is behind Hamas and Hezbollah, they are much more supportive of Israel.”

By the same token we must call the racist regime what it is – US-backed Israel.

The plight of the Palestinians under Israel’s heel was of international concern long before Hamas appeared on the scene. Iran’s support for Hamas is difficult to quantify and probably less than we think. In any case it is peanuts compared to America’s support for Israel.

Hamas, as everyone knows, is an offshoot of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and was founded in 1987 during the first Intifada. Hezbollah came into being in 1982 in response to US-backed Israel’s invasion of Lebanon. So the territorial ambitions of US-backed Israel provoked the rise of both. US-backed Israel’s problem is entirely self-inflicted and shouldn’t concern the rest of us at all.

The lie machine’s propaganda manual is indeed an evil document oozing poison. It shows better than anything else why the Israeli regime can never, never, never be trusted and is therefore no partner for peace.

Edelstein should reflect on how being a fabricator and dealer in lies, and a war criminal too, is about as low a thing as a man can be. But, Israel being Israel, creatures like him and that unprincipled mouthpiece Mark Regev are guaranteed a job.


Stuart Littlewood’s book Radio Free Palestine can now be read on the internet by visiting www.radiofreepalestine.org.uk

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  1. It looks like the Zionistas are going to be under scrutiny in merry old England …. Happy New Year

    The UK’s Electoral Commission has received a formal request to launch an inquiry into political donations to the lobby group, Labor Friends of Israel (LFI).

    The lobby group LFI, the biggest pro-Israeli group within Britain’s opposition party, has been accused of violating a law on political donations.

    Jenny Tonge, a member of the House of Lords, has alerted the Commission to the lack of transparency over how Zionist support groups are funded, and called for an investigation into the LFI and similar organizations affiliated to the country’s ruling coalition.

    Tonge’s letter draws attention to apparent omissions in the information that the “friends of Israel” groups within Labor and the senior party to the coalition, the Conservatives, have submitted to the Commission.

    Political parties are obliged to reveal all donations to “member’s associations”, exceeding £7,500, based on a law dating back to 2001.

    The LFI has reported spending nearly £77,000 on trips to the Middle East for Members of Parliament (MPs) between 2003 and 2009 and is known to have at least two full-time members of staff.

    Meanwhile, the Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI) – also a pro-Israeli lobby group affiliated to the ruling Conservatives – has reported spending more than £110,000 on travel since 2011, yet it has indicated that it only received donations totaling £29,350 in that period.

    “The Commission surely has an obligation to examine their finances, together with those of Liberal Democrat Friends of Israel, to ensure that they have not failed to declare any donations above the threshold, as it does seem remarkable to have this level of expenditure without significant donations from groups or individuals”, Tonge wrote.

    Public anger over how MPs were abusing their expenses system has helped usher in a little transparency to British politics over the past few years. Yet pro-Israeli lobbying groups are still behaving like a secret society.

    MOL/JR/HE source PressTV

  2. America..Zionist Jews run this country now. Get used to it or …take it back.

    Btw…how’s your life been going under their management?

  3. Who started Hamas? Many sources say Hamas was an offshoot of, or at least had its origins in the Muslim Brotherhood. It was funded and supported by Brotherhood charities. Principal founder Yassin was the Brotherhood’s leader in Gaza. Mossad was in touch and encouraged Hamas because both parties were opposed to Arafat’s PLO.

    See for example Ramzy Baraud’s article ‘Was Hamas the work of the Israeli Mossad?’ http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=12567

  4. Rico, if you paste http://www.docstoc.com/docs/8303274/The-Israel-Projects-2009-Global-Language-Dictionary into your browser you should be able to scroll through the Israel Project crapaganda doc. Address seems OK but the hotlink malfunctions.

  5. Stuart just so you know the link to their “global message propaganda doc” is opening onto a pic of the cover only.

    • @ ricohands

      Thanks for the heads up. Changed the link.

      See below.

      It goes without saying that Israel’s lie machine has an instruction manual for those it recruits into its vile business. See it here:

      http://fedgeno.com/documents/israel-projects-2009-global-language-dictionary.pdf

      • Thanks Debs you know these hasbarats got my yahoo account stopped yesterday. An account I have had for 12 years simply because they could not stand the truth about their godforsaken pariah in the Yahoo comments section. Makes me more determined than ever to fight these contrary to all men types and their repulsive pariah.

      • I guess the Protocols of the Elders of Zion was getting a little shop-worn…..

        • True.

          My website MCS has been under constant dos attacks. The site was down all of yesterday. Has been partly restored from back up. It still cannot be accessed from most US cities i.e Houston or Chicago or Dallas.
          http://www.facebook.com/mycatbirdseat

        • They have a team they employ whose job it is to report anybody who criticises “israel” mark it as “obscenity” & if 2 people report it the comment gets removed, then after a certain amount of “complaints” yahoo closes your account. They have been gunning for me because my moniker was “getoutofpalestine”. I simply told the truth. They are adverse to the truth. You can even criticize God or anything with exception of that stolen land leeching pile of dung.

  6. Hasbara rats work very hard to sanitize the vile actions of askenazi zionist jews squatting in Palestine. An ocean of askeNAZI hasbara perfume will not mask the vile stench of the holocaust they have perpretrated upon the People of Palestine. Hasbaras futile ‘by deception shall we make war’ attempts to change the truth will fail.

  7. “Hamas, as everyone knows, is an offshoot of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and was founded in 1987 during the first Intifada.” Er, not me Mr Littlewood. According to my research Hamas was funded by Israel as a counterbalance to the PLO in classic divide and rule tactics. This ‘creation of the Muslim Brotherhood’ sounds like hasbara to me.

    • You are right. Hamas (& even Hezbollah) started under aegis of “Israel”

      • In an interview with the Dec. 11 2001 Italian daily Corriere della Sera, Arafat said, “We are doing everything to stop the violence. But Hamas is a creature of Israel which at the time of Prime Minister [Yitzhak] Shamir [the late 1980s, when Hamas arose], gave them money and more than 700 institutions, among them schools, universities and mosques. Even [former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak] Rabin ended up admitting it, when I charged him with it, in the presence of [Egpytian President Hosni] Mubarak.”

        To the Italian daily L’Espresso, Arafat laid out the reasons for this support. “Hamas was constituted with the support of Israel. The aim was to create an organization antagonistic to the PLO. They received financing and training from Israel. They have continued to benefit from permits and authorizations, while we have been limited, even to build a tomato factory. Rabin himself defined it as a fatal error. Some collaborationists of Israel are involved in these [terror] attacks,” he said. “We have proof, and we are placing it at the disposal of the Italian government.”

      • “Hamas was also established under Israel’s aegis and with its encouragement.” Dr Reuven Pedatzur – a senior lecturer at the Strategic Studies Program, Tel Aviv University,16 August 2004.

      • Simply because “israel” thought they could buy stooges.

  8. Thank You Sir, for your insight and analysis of the DE-legitimized state, let them continue as the rest of the world including the US and Britain, and even their own “Jewish” state see’s them for what they are. No other group of human beings, for their size, has done more killing of others, committed more treason and treachery than they have, no group is even near second place, not Genghis Khan, or anyone else.

    Just look at who the killers were during WW ll under Stalin, in Russia, to see true malice and murder with extreme prejudice, no conscience, no compassion, no empathy, and all of it for no reason, they had never suffered or was there a reason for revenge. These are the same people that think they are qualified to rule the world under the “New World Order”.

    They call themselves, among other human species, ethnicities, and cultures, the natural “Aristocrats” among humans,…..and yet every time they get a chance at power and control (through most times thru treachery, duplicitous, and unethical means) they commit atrocities on an unprecedented and scale unimaginable.

  9. The most deplorable nation for me seems to be Israel, because it has a minister for “Information” with the name “Edelstein”. This is a german word and means “gemstone” or “jewel”. Now, what do you expect of a nation, who’s information minister thinks and speeks like any sabattian rabbi, which means, gojims are nothing more then animals and who puts this into the verb “deplorable”.

    I simply think: If this is the “gemstone” of the Israeli government, then the rest of it must be even worse than him and that does not give us and especially the palestinian people much hope for the future.

    If the british government recently had to change it’s own laws, to allow the last Israeli foreign minister to come into this country (otherwise she might have been arrested for war crimes, and she’s not the only one – as minister Liebermann knows), then we should think about to whom the word “deplorable” should be really subjected to. I also heard of Bush junior, who cancelled a trip to swiss some weeks ago.

    By the way, “Zuckerberg” is also german and means “Sugar Hill”. I’m not quite sure if the lies might already begin with the names of these people. If so, it’s quite deplorable for them.

    D. Reimers

    • I believe the word “Israel” means “struggle with God.” That’s pretty ironic, eh?

      “Netanyahu” means “Gift of God” which is, obviously, how he views himself.

      David Ben Gurion, founder of the crime “state” of Israel (real name Grunwald or something like that) named himself, as so many Jews do. In this case meaning “son of (a great Hebrew murderer from the Roman days named) Gurion.”

  10. Brilliant, sir! Well spoken.

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