The following applies only to some Jews, not all Jews. Racism and ethnic bigotry are evil. So don't throw the term anti-Semitic at me. It doesn't hold up. It's dumb to try to twist the term to make it fit here.
Israel to the European Union and Russia: go to Hell.
Israel has been told to stop building in East Jerusalem. They have said they will do what they want in East Jerusalem even though international agreements and law say that such construction is illegal. Remember, Israel claims international legitimacy based upon U.N. resolutions that allowed Israel to come into existence as a political nation-state. Israel wants to pick and choose which international laws it will acknowledge. Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's current Prime Minister said, "Israel will not agree to edicts of this kind in East Jerusalem." Russia, France, Germany, and Sweden (also the U.S.) have told Israel to stop. Sweden currently holds the rotating position of European Union president. (See: "," by Barak Ravid. Haaretz. July 21, 2009.)
Israel's response is in effect, make us stop if you think you can. It's unbelievably arrogant. It's spitting in the face of those who sanctioned Israel to have some of the Palestinian's land for the State of Israel.
Rabbi lying about Vatican intentions vis-a-vis Hezbollah
Meanwhile, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America and the chief rabbi of Safed, Rabbi Shmuel Eliahu, have created a booklet entitled "On Either Side of the Border," that's been widely distributed to many members of the Israeli Defense Force, which booklet alleges that because the Vatican had Hezbollah members visit Nazi concentration camps that the Vatican is deliberately teaching Hezbollah how to exterminate Jews. "," by Ofri Ilani. Haaretz. July 19, 2009.
When I tried to post that in a comment on the ABC News site, they kept deleting it to censor that and other news.
Fascist, Nazi-like, Avigdor Lieberman, and other Jews seeking to forbid truth of Nakba
Also, the fascist-Nazi-like Jew, Avigdor Lieberman, wants to outlaw Israeli Arabs from commemorating the Nakba on Israeli's Independence Day. Nakba means catastrophe. It refers to the near ethnic cleansing of the area of Palestine now called Israel by many in the world. Lieberman's efforts were shot down because of the global outcry against such Nazi-like tactics. Nevertheless, Lieberman's Party, Yisrael Beiteinu, submitted a watered-down version which calls for pulling government-funding support for any group that does commemorate the Nakba. That watered-down version is still denounced by civilized people but has just been passed out of the Knesset's Constitution, Law and Justice Committee. Just how far withholding funding can be carried remains to be seen. If no funding for police activity is supplied, then one might assume that the fascists would withhold any permits or the like for any public commemorations thereby making them illegal and their participants subject to being murdered by having high-velocity teargas canisters blasted at their heads, as has happened to peacefully assembled protestors in Palestine. All sorts of twists on the law could be employed to crack down on peaceful demonstrators. The excuses are always extremely shallow. The fascists don't worry much about whether the world disagrees. They just want what they want and will pursue it no matter how stupid it is. "." Haaretz. July 19, 2009.
The Nakba is as the Cherokee's Trail of Tears
In addition, according to the Education Ministry, Israel is going to remove "Nakba" from textbooks. You know, this is so immature. I find a great deal of Israel's policies and attitudes to be immature. I've never said that before, but this really strikes me as petty. It's small. Israel is always going to be a small people no matter the size of its population if it continues on this level. Netanyahu has said term "Nakba" is propaganda against Israel. It's propaganda, but it's truth. It was a catastrophe. If the same thing had happened to the Jews, Netanyahu would be wining about it. The Palestinians are not wrong to call it the Nakba. You know, the Zionists are famous for putting it to Americans how Americans would react if rockets were fired into America from Canada or Mexico, not that the situation would be parallel; but if that analogy works for the Zionists, then put to Americans whether the Trail of Tears should be wiped from the pages of textbooks. The Education Ministry said, "It is inconceivable that in Israel we would talk about the establishment of the state as a catastrophe." Well, in America, rather than run from our sins, we turned the Trail of Tears into a National Historic Trail so we won't forget how brutal we were and should never be again. Unfortunately, we have leadership too that has a conveniently short memory as it bombs Pakistan's Pashtuns.
Welcome to the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail
Come on a journey to remember and commemorate the survival of the Cherokee people despite their forced removal from their homelands in the Southeastern United States in the 1830s.
Nakba is Nakba to the people who are able to be sorry for what they did to the Cherokee. I'm glad Netanyahu isn't the President of the United States (although I'm not happy with Obama).
Get back behind the Green Line
We also continue to hear the fascists repeating that they won't stop building in occupied East Jerusalem even though that area is on the Palestinian side of the Green Line. The Green Line is the pre-1967-War border. It's the internationally recognized border because Israel started the '67 War, and no state is allowed to gain territory by wars of aggression. The former prime minister of Israel, Menachem Begin, openly admitted that Israel launched the war. Netanyahu says that Israel owns East Jerusalem and that the Palestinians will not have it as the capital of Palestine.
Rabbis personally profiting at the expense of the poor and sick
In the meantime, in New Jersey, 5 rabbis along with a host of politicians have been arrested for alleged participation in racketeering. They been accused by the federal government of money laundering, extortion, bribery, and trafficking in human organs. The rabbis are Saul Kassin, Eliahu Ben Haim, Edmund Nahum, Mordchai Fish, and Levy Izhak Rosenbaum. The money movement involved Israelis in Israel as well. The rabbis controlled Jewish charities in New Jersey and New York. They allegedly used the charities to launder ten of millions of dollars.