Alexander 0103-7, Alexander Roger

STATE TERRORISM

The government that is about to be formed will be a war gover

by the triangle Sharon-Mofaz-Peres.

 

Sharon will provide the plan, Mofaz the implementation and Peres the

alibi.

 

When Chief-of-Staff Mofaz declared this week that the Palestinian

Authority

is a “terrorist entity”, he prepared public opinion for a policy of

state

terrorism: enlarging the settlements, starving the population and

“liquidate” more and more Palestinians.

 

His allies, the settlers, have already pinpointed the target: they

propose

to murder Yasser Arafat.

 

Peres will contribute the fig-leaf for this policy: the Nobel peace

prize

that was awarded him.

 

We are entering a horrible, bloody adventure.

 

 

 

—————————————————————————-

 

 

National Boycott of the Products of the

Settlements

 

Ask the Gush office for the list of products by mail, telephone or

e-mail.

 

.And the settlers must be

evacuated!

 

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I realize that this idiot intends to rile me up.  He has succeeded,

I grant him that.  He continues to say I called half of American Jews liars.

I didn’t.  Since lying doesn’t bother him he continues to make the

assertion.

RLA

 

“Kenneth McVay, OBC” wrote:

 

> In article <[email protected]>,

> Roger Alexander  <[email protected]> wrote:

>

> […]

>

> >You are a smear artist, par excellence.  I am neither a Jewbaiter nor

> >an anitsemite.  I oppose Zionist oppression of Palestinians, which

> >bothers you not at all.  You are like alot of Zionist sympathizers,

> >all of the ones I have dealt with in fact.  You equate antiZionism

> >with antisemitism.

>

> Of course you’re an antisemite, Mr. Alexander… anyone who claims

> that half of American Jewry are liars fits that description rather

> well.

>

> >> As to control, perhaps I should explain something to you – something

> >> many others have learned to their great disappointment. I cannot BE

> >> “controlled,” and Nizkor isn’t going anywhere, with or without

> >> organizational support.

> >>

> >> Live with it, pal. I’m the most ferociously independent sob you’ll

> >> ever confront, and Nizkor’s here to stay, period. Nizkor existed long

> >> before the Jewish community discovered it, and it will remain

> >> regardless of _who_ supports it or does not support it.

> >>

> >> >but I would guess that much of that is guided by B’nai Brith.

> >> >Since they aren’t going to open their books, I can’t do more.

> >>

> >> But they have opened their books, Mr. Alexander. The federal

> >> government has been through them with a fine toothed comb. That you

> >> aren’t sufficiently informed is your problem, not mine.

> >>

> >> Do you still assert that half of America’s Jews are liars, Mr.

> >> Alexander?

> >>

>

> >I notice once again that you as a consummate smear artist, have

> >not brought forth any evidence that I ever asserted that.  You

> >are not only a liar, but a defamer.  The Big Lie was a technique

> >of the Nazis.  You appear to have learnt it well.

>

> You have said that Zionists are (among other things) liars.

> When I asked you how many Jews were Zionists, you said “at least 50%,

> at least in the United States,” or something very similar.

>

> Ergo, the conclusion is inescapable: You have called half of America’s

> Jews Zionists, and therefore liars.

>

> Not an antisemite, Mr. Alexander? Pull the other one.

>

> —

> “…I note that on the few occasions of which I am aware where purveyors of

> anti-Semitic propaganda have endeavoured to justify their materials in

> court on the facts and the merits, they have been singularly unsuccessful…”

>    (http://www2.ca.nizkor.org/hweb/people/s/scully-olga/reason.html)

 

 

 

 

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Innocent boy killed in his home in Al-Bireh

 

Al Bireh March 3, 2001 (PALESTINE MEDIA CENTER DAILY BULLETIN)- Ubai

Darraj was all excited for the Eid. In preparation for Mondays Muslim

holiday, he had gotten a haircut yesterday in the morning. The

nine-year-old was waiting for his father to give him money to buy new

clothes. It was a really nice and relaxing Friday. He was watching his

father paint the walls of their new apartment in Al Bireh, just across

>from the Israeli settlement of Psagot.

 

All of a sudden, at about 3 pm, bullets penetrated the walls of their

apartment. They were coming from the settlement of Psagot and one of

them

entered Ubais shoulder and exited from his chest. His father heard him

screaming in pain and calling him Father, father! Then he fell to the

ground and blood streamed out of his little body. His father ran to the

phone and called an ambulance, but when he returned to his sons side, he

 

couldnt bear to wait any longer and took him to Ramallah Hospital in his

 

own car.

 

Dr. Hosnei Atari of Ramallah Hospital stated that the bullet caused

severe

ruptures in the blood vessels by the heart. Ubai lost a lot of blood and

 

his life could not be saved when he arrived at 3:30 pm.

 

His parents are in a state of shock. His father broke down crying when

he

recalled the last day in the life of his son: He had just gotten a

haircut, and he was so excited about my promise to give him money for

new

clothes. Ubai has two brothers and two sisters. The family had just

moved

into the new apartment two weeks ago.

 

 

 

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The following article I wrote was printed in The Chicago Maroon on March

 

2, 2001.

 

Ali Abunimah

[email protected]

http://www.abunimah.org

 

********************************************************************

 

The Chicago Maroon

March 2, 2001

 

http://www.chicagomaroon.com/articles/a983577840.shtml

 

Apartheid and Israel: similarities

 

Ali Abunimah

 

Can observers of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict learn from the

experience of apartheid-era South Africa and its transition to

democracy? Does a nascent student movement for divestment from Israel

indicate that Israel’s policies towards Palestinians may be the next

target for activism inspired by that which helped end apartheid?

 

There are many similarities between the Israeli and South African

cases which make the comparison compelling. Israel, like apartheid-era

South Africa, grants rights to individuals based not on their

citizenship, but rather on their membership in a specific ethnic

group. Israel classifies people at birth according to their ethnicity,

and their rights and responsibilities towards the state vary based on

this classification. In apartheid-era South Africa, only whites had

full rights. In Israel, Palestinian citizens enjoy some rights, such

as the ability to vote and be elected, but only Jews have full rights

allowing them to obtain land, to receive the benefits of military

veteran status and to benefit from the “Law of Return.”

 

There are similarities between the ideologies of Afrikanerdom and

Zionism, which portray the ruling groups in each case as an outcast

people who, escaping oppression, found freedom in a promised land. The

resistance of indigenous peoples is viewed ideologically as being

merely an extension of the oppression which had driven the settlers to

come to their promised land in the first place, thus justifying almost

any measures the ruling group saw fit to take against them.

 

Israel and apartheid-era South Africa also expressed their affinity

for each other throughout the 1980’s with extensive economic and

military ties. The South African air force and navy, used primarily to

attack the African National Congress (ANC), and to intervene in

neighboring states, were largely armed and trained by Israel. Israeli

military advisers helped South Africa to develop military strategies

to use in Namibia and Angola, and there is strong evidence of joint

Israeli-South African development of atomic weapons.

 

(This history is well documented from public sources in Benjamin

Beit-Hallahmi’s book The Israeli Connection [New York: Pantheon Books,

1987].)

 

In the late 1970’s, hoping to forestall the end of white rule, South

Africa began to create “bantustans.” These were nominally

“independent” homelands to which all of South Africa’s blacks were

eventually supposed to be transferred. The end result, so the

apartheid rulers hoped, would be a strong white South Africa with few

or no black citizens, surrounded by a constellation of poor, weak

black states which it could easily control and exploit as a source of

cheap labor. Recognizing that this was merely an effort to continue

apartheid in another form, the ANC and the entire international

community refused to recognize the four bantustans that South Africa

created. These “independent states” were abolished when South Africa

moved towards democracy.

 

Israel, like many other states, accords privileges to one group while

abusing the rights of minorities. It is much easier to sustain and

perpetuate such discrimination if the privileged group is a majority.

Once the disenfranchised minority becomes too numerous, a state can no

longer claim to be both ethno-nationally defined and equitable and

democratic. It becomes a minority-ruled apartheid state. Recognizing

this, South Africa’s ruling whites tried unsucessfully to transform an

overwhelming black majority into a minority through the legal fiction

of the bantustans.

 

Israel’s dilemma is to prevent a large Palestinian minority from

reaching demographic parity with Israeli Jews. Parity would put Israel

in a situation similar to apartheid-era South Africa, and Israel would

have to face the choice of giving full citizenship to everyone or

adopting some form of formal apartheid. In order to forestall this day

of reckoning Israel has adopted several consistent strategies: first,

denying the right of Palestinian refugees who were expelled or fled

>from their homes in what is now Israel to return.

 

Israel’s second strategy has been to try to bring as many Jews as

possible to Israel, particularly from the former Soviet Union. Third,

Israel has sought to transfer responsibility for Palestinians in the

occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip to someone else, while retaining as

much control of the land as possible. Hence, successive Israeli

goverments were in favor of annexing the occupied West Bank and Gaza

Strip to Israel, but did not do so because this would have left Israel

with the choice of either having to grant citizenship to the

Palestinians living there, or declare to the world that Israel was

prepared to rule over them forever while giving them no rights. A

minority of Israelis even supported solving the conundrum by simply

expelling the Palestinians. While none of these options were

palatable, Israel sought to maintain the status quo until the 1987-93

Palestinian uprising against military occupation made it untenable.

Hence, Israel signed up to the Oslo accords under which only 17.2

percent of the occupied West Bank (“Area A”) is today even nominally

under the full control of the Palestinian Authority. 97 percent of

Palestinians in the West Bank live in this small area, which is broken

up into disconnected patches.

 

It is for these reasons that Palestinians increasingly ask whether the

Palestinian “state” which Israel has proposed — which would be

criscrossed by settler-only roads, cut into pieces by Jewish

settlement blocks, required to allow Israel to occupy or lease large

swaths of its territory, and have no control over its external borders

— is nothing more than a bantustan. The continuing growth of Israeli

settlements on their land makes Palestinians skeptical about Israel’s

intentions.

 

Demographic trends among Israelis and Palestinians suggest that within

only a few generations Israel will have parity between Jews and

non-Jews. At that point Israelis will have to decide whether they want

to maintain the “Jewish character” of their state at any price, or

move towards a state which grants rights to all its citizens on an

equal basis.

 

 

 

[To see a map of South Africa’s bantustans, go to:

http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/za(old.html#map ]

 

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Thanks.  I didn’t see the question and I didn’t know the answer.

RLA

 

“S. Mascika Baraka” wrote:

 

> David Lee Makowsky a écrit :

>

> > In article <[email protected]>,

> > Roger Alexander  <[email protected]> wrote:

> >

> > # The following article I wrote was printed in The Chicago Maroon on March

> >

> > # 2, 2001.

> >

> > # Ali Abunimah

> > # [email protected]

> > # http://www.abunimah.org

> >

> > # ********************************************************************

> >

> > # The Chicago Maroon

> > # March 2, 2001

> >

> > Why don’t you tell everyone what the Chicago Maroon is?

> >

>

> http://www.chicagomaroon.com/

>

> it’s the official and independen student newspaper of the University of Chicago

> sin 1892

>

> >

> > [ Rest deleted – dlm ]

> > —

> >         There are three types of people in the world.  Those that are good at

> > math and those that are not.

> >

> > [email protected]

 

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Date: Sat, 03 Mar 2001 23:04:59 +0200

From: Sam Bahour <>

Subject: update……………………..

 

 

 

My sister-in-law just called crying – – about 4 hours ago Al-Bireh had

about 3

minutes of heavy gunfire…..her neighbor, Aida, was walking back home

on

the Friends road from Ramallah after shopping for the Eid holiday.  Her

husband was walking with her when a single bullet from Pesgot settlement

 

entered her shoulder and tore into her body.  Rushed to Ramallah

hospital

she was pronounced dead 30 minutes later….her kids are home and were

informed a few minutes ago that their mother will never come home…..

 

Today, Saturday, we laid to rest a beautiful 9-yr old boy…..Tomorrow,

Sunday, we will bury Aida…..Monday is only two days away…

 

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For your information, and that of the group, Ali Abunimah has an excellent

reputation among the ARab American community.  His biting letters to

various papers have earned him fame.  The fact that this effort didn’t appear

in the Washington Post is irrelevant, except to someon who will stoop at

nothing in the way of ad hominem.

Mr. Makowsky is sort of an energy vampire.  He contributes nothing to

the discussion, but continually weighs in as a negative.

RLA

 

David Lee Makowsky wrote:

 

> Apparently Roger doesn’t even seem to care where his crap comes from.

>

> In article <[email protected]>,

> Roger Alexander  <[email protected]> wrote:

> # Thanks.  I didn’t see the question and I didn’t know the answer.

> # RLA

> #

> # “S. Mascika Baraka” wrote:

> #

> # > David Lee Makowsky a écrit :

> # >

> # > > In article <[email protected]>,

> # > > Roger Alexander  <[email protected]> wrote:

> # > >

> # > > # The following article I wrote was printed in The Chicago Maroon on March

> # > >

> # > > # 2, 2001.

> # > >

> # > > # Ali Abunimah

> # > > # [email protected]

> # > > # http://www.abunimah.org

> # > >

> # > > # ********************************************************************

> # > >

> # > > # The Chicago Maroon

> # > > # March 2, 2001

> # > >

> # > > Why don’t you tell everyone what the Chicago Maroon is?

> # > >

> # >

> # > http://www.chicagomaroon.com/

> # >

> # > it’s the official and independen student newspaper of the University

> # of Chicago

> # > sin 1892

> # >

> # > >

> # > > [ Rest deleted – dlm ]

> # > > —

> # > >         There are three types of people in the world.  Those that

> # are good at

> # > > math and those that are not.

> # > >

> # > > [email protected]

> #

>

> —

>         There are three types of people in the world.  Those that are good at

> math and those that are not.

>

> [email protected]

 

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Seven Palestinian civilians killed and 18 injured by Israeli forces

within 48 hours:

 

International community called upon to establish Criminal court

or tribunal to prosecute perpetrators of War crimes

 

4 March 2001

 

Three more Palestinian civilians were killed last night, including one

woman, and 5 injured (3 under the age of 18, including a 10 year old).

These

willful killings and willfully caused injuries are a result of the

policy of

escalating violence and excessive force used by Israeli forces against

Palestinians, at the instigation of, and resulting from threats made by,

 

Israeli army commanders and political leaders against the Palestinian

people.

 

The Palestinian civilians killed were :

 

Baher Shafik Mahmoud Oda, 18 years old, Hawara Village;
Ahmed Hasan Hahmed Alen, 18 years old, Kariot Village, in Nablus

region;

Ida Daoud Musa, 43 year old woman of El Berih.

 

These killings has raised the number of those killed within the last 48

hours to 7, including amongst them two children. 18 have now been

injured,

including 8 under the age of 18 years old (the youngest being 6 years

old).

None of the Israeli soldiers or settlers involved in these deliberate

killings or willfully caused injuries have been investigated or are

being

prosecuted.

 

According to LAW’s documentation, at 8.30 p.m. last night inhabitants of

 

Hawara village saw unusual cars with Israeli number plates in their

village.

Some of the  Palestinian youths from the village tried to block their

route

and threw stones at the cars. The occupants of the Israeli cars were

Israeli

soldiers disguised as Palestinians: otherwise known as “el Mustaribeen”.

 

The Israeli forces fired heavily upon the Palestinian youths. As a

result of

the excessive and disproportionate force used by the Israeli forces:

one of

the Palestinian youths, Baher Shafik Mahmoud Oda, was killed. He was

killed

by three bullets of live ammunition. He was shot once in the stomach,

once

in the leg, and once in the back. In the same incident three other men

were

injured, whose names are:

 

Morad Lafi Hasan, 20 years old, severely injured;
Akram Ali Terwari, 17 years old, shot by live ammunition in the

shoulder;

Suleiman Abraham Ouda, 16 years old, injured.

 

At 8.30pm on 3 March 2001, a settler from Gilo settlement deliberately

fired

at Ahmed Hasan Hahmed Alen, 18 years old from Kariot, whilst he was

driving

his car on his way back from Ramallah, where he works, to his village.

He

was shot with live ammunition in the head and died immediately. There

were

no clashes or demonstrations taking place and no firing by Palestinians

against the settlement, when Ahmed was murdered by the settler.

 

At 7.30 pm last night, Israeli occupying forces in the Israeli

settlement of

Basgot, situated in el Tawila Mountain, attacked the  Friends School, in

El

Bira using heavy weaponry. Ida Daoud Musa, a resident of El Bira, was

walking on the street and  was passing Friends school with her son and

daughter, when she was hit with a 5 mm live ammunition bullet. The

bullet

entered her chest, damaging her internal organs before it settled in her

 

upper right leg. Her daughter, Nadil Musa, 12 years old, was hit by

shrapnel

in her left arm.  Another woman was also injured with shrapnel in her

left

arm in the same incident: Wafee Ahmed Muhammed Karan, 42 years old. No

clashes or demonstrations were taking place at the time and there was no

 

shooting from Palestinians at the Basgot settlement when the Israeli

forces

attacked the school.

 

LAW condemns these increasing acts of violence, willful killings and

willfully caused great suffering and serious injury by the Israeli

forces

against Palestinian civilians.

 

LAW also condemns the threats being made by the Israeli political

leaders

and military commanders.

 

LAW asks the International Community to immediately act to stop these

grave

breaches of the Fourth Geneva Convention, amounting to war crimes that

are

being perpetrated against Palestinian civilians. It asks the

International

Community to establish a Criminal Court or Tribunal to bring the

perpetrators of these war crimes to account, and to take positive

measures

to protect the Palestinian people. (see www.lawsociety.org)

 

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Palestinian Child’s Bill of Rights

By: E. Yaghi

I am the Palestinian child. I have read the Children’s Bill of Rights

and as a potential citizen of tomorrow, I want you, the adults who make

the rules, to hear what I have to say.

 

I shall address most points as they are presented.

 

(1) “Children’s universal rights. Children under the age of 18 have the

right to receive special care and protection. Children all have the same

rights, no matter what country they were born in or are living in, what

their sex is, what their race is, or what their religion is.”

Palestinian children do not have special care or protection from Israeli

soldiers, from Israeli bullets, from Israeli shelling. I know I do not

have the same rights as American children and I know I am persecuted

because of my religion, my nationality and where I was born, though I

was not given a choice of where my birth was to take place or what

nationality I was to inherit.

 

(2) “Right to inherit a better world. Children have the right to inherit

a world that is at least as good as the one their parents inherited.”

What I have inherited is a life of tragedy, a life of poverty, a life

where Israeli sharpshooters shoot to kill. If they do not kill, they

make sure that Palestinian children are shot in the head, the chest, the

arms, the legs. Many Palestinian children have lost their eyes since

Intifada Al-Aqsa began on September 28, 2000. Many Palestinian children

have had their limbs amputated. I do not call such deadly intent the

inheritance of anything that is good or positive.

 

(3) “Right to influence the future. Children have the right to

participate in discussions having to do with the directions our society

is taking-on the large political, economic, social and educational

issues and policies-so that children can help create the kind of world

they will grow up in.”

I do not recall anyone asking me if I like to be shot at. I do not

recall  anyone asking me if I like to be beaten and tortured by Israeli

thugs and I do not recall anyone asking my permission to be thrown in

jail simply because I throw rocks in the name of freedom, or simply

because I happened to be playing on the streets and was abducted by

Israeli soldiers. And every political, economic, social, and educational

policies are made without even considering what my opinions are.

 

(4) “Right to freedom of thought, opinion, expression, conscience and

religion.”

I have not been given the right to express my thoughts, my opinions, my

conscience. If anyone really wanted to know my opinion about war, I

would answer that wars are horrible and they are no place for children.

 

(5) “Right to media access.”

Of course, I have no access to the media. If I did, I would scream my

head off over the Internet, on the radio, on TV, and over the phone

every minute of every day to tell you about all the atrocities that are

being committed against my people and against children like me.

 

(6) “Right to participate in decisions affecting children.”

Every Israeli war decision affects me. Every proposal by the Palestinian

Authority affects me as well. Yet, no one asks my opinion and I am not

allowed to participate in anything but my subjugation and the abortion

of my childhood by Israeli conquistadors.

 

(7) “Right to privacy. Children have the right to privacy to the same

extent adults have.”

When my home is shelled in the middle of the night, when my home is

demolished by Israeli soldiers for no reason, when I have to be brave

because even if I am afraid, there is no place to hide from death, then

I can assure you, I have no privacy.

 

(8) “Right to respect and courtesy.”

Because I am Palestinian, Israelis do not respect me. On the contrary,

they hate me and the only courtesy they show is bullets in my head, my

chest, or brutal beatings and torture in their prisons. Just a few days

ago, the Israeli army shelled a school for blind children in Occupied

Palestine in the deep of the night. I ask you, do you consider this

respectful or courteous?

 

(9) “Right to an identity.”

Every day of my life, Israelis try to take my identity away from me. The

harder they try, the less successful they are.

 

(10) “Right to freedom of association.”

I wish that I could freely associate with my friends and not fear an

Israeli bullet cutting me down while I walk home from school with my

friends or while I play outside on my neighborhood street.

 

(11) “Right to care and nurturing.”

Though my parents do their best to nurture and care for me, all odds are

against them, for every minute of every day my life is threatened and

all Palestinians in the Occupied Territories are an endangered species.

 

(12) “Right to leisure and play.”

It is lethal when I play and it is deadly when I am at home and even

when I am asleep. I never know when Israelis might shell my house or

when an Israeli bullet might shoot me down or when I might see one of my

family members killed in front of me. I so wish I could live the life of

a leisurely child and not have to fear for my very existence 24 hours a

day, regardless of whether I stay home or not.

 

(13) “Right to safe work.”

Every minute I breathe, my life is threatened. And every child may be

forced to work because our cities are under curfew, under siege and

under the Israeli blockade. The Palestinian economy is at its worst in

years…in fact, there is no economy. Things are looking very desperate. I

fear the extinction of all my people.

 

(14) “Right to an adequate standard of living.”

There is no such thing nowadays as an adequate standard of living for

Palestinian children. Soon, if we don’t die from Israeli bullets or

shelling, we may die from starvation.

 

(15) “Right to life, physical integrity and protection from

maltreatment.”

I wish I could say that I am protected from maltreatment, or that my

life is not endangered, or that when Israeli soldiers catch me, I am

safe from abuse and torture. I wish I could just be a child and not have

to worry about survival on a daily basis. And every step of the way, the

Israeli occupation tries to take my integrity away from me.

 

(16) “Right to a diverse environment and creativity.”

The Israelis do everything they can to make sure I have no environment

but one of war and destruction. Certainly there is no room for

creativity when a war is going on and when all children have to wonder

if they are going to live from one moment to the next. How creative can

you be when there are bullets flying everywhere, when we are bombarded

by air, land and sea and when there is death all around?

 

(17) “Right to education.”

I do not call being shot at on the way to and from school an example of

the right to education. And when Israelis are not shooting at

Palestinian children on the way to and from their places of education,

they storm into their schools and shoot live bullets into the classrooms

in order to create more chaos and fear.

 

(18) “Right to access appropriate information and to a balanced

depiction of reality. Children should be protected from materials adults

consider harmful.”

I see graveyards full of Palestinian bodies killed by Israelis. I see a

small coffin being prepared for me, for it is not known how long I will

be able to live when so many are slaughtered each day. And yes, my

parents do consider bullets harmful. Bullets are lethal. I would not

advise anyone to try being the target of Israeli bullets, of Israeli

shelling, of Israeli bombs.

 

(19) “Right not to be exposed to prejudice.”

I don’t know what to call the genocide of my people other than

prejudice. I don’t know what else to call the Palestinian Holocaust

other than the worst form of bigotry. There will never be peace as long

as the Israelis view Palestinian children as those of a lesser god. We

are all children of the one and only God. God created all children and

adults equal and all are entitled to the same inalienable rights, to the

sanctity of life, to freedom of speech, to a normal life.

 

(20) “The right to a clean environment.”

I do not think that when our water supply is cut off on us, our

environment can be very clean. I do not think that when lethal gases are

released on us, that the air we breathe is clean. I do not think that

when depleted uranium is used on us, that there is much chance of our

environment being clean or that children will be protected from its

aftermath. I do not think that when we have no money and no resources,

and no permits to build a sewage system in the refugee-ghetto

concentration camps the Israelis have put us in, we have a chance of

having a clean environment. Every step of the way, Israelis deny us the

right to life, the right to a clean environment, the right to live in

safety and all other basic human rights that all men and children are

entitled to.

 

As you can see, the Bill of Rights for Children was not constructed for

a Palestinian child like me. I urge you to work for change, to work for

an end to the Israeli occupation of my land and I urge you to work for

the end of the slaughter of Palestinian children. I am a child. I

deserve to be a child and I should not have to worry about just staying

alive.

 

==========================================

Tremendous writer Edna Yaghi.

Every day, I ask myself how the Israeli people can be so brutal to the

Palestinians.

Who died, so to speak, and left them Gods on earth that they could so

easily

dispose of the lives and fortunes of so many others, people (I almost

said

like themselves, but it stuck in my throat) who are as human as anyone

on earth.

The only conclusion I keep coming back to is that they are a race of

monsters.

I hope we never see their like again.

RLA

 

 

 

 

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JTA | News at a Glance | March 04, 2001 1:48:01 PM ET

 

A Canadian media magnate criticized a columnist at one of his

 

magazines for an anti-Semitic column. Conrad Black, who owns

 

The Spectator in London, said Taki Theodoracopulos had issued a

 

“blood libel on the Jewish people wherever they may be” that was

 

“almost worthy of Goebbels.” Theodoracopulos wrote that “the way

 

to Uncle Sam’s heart runs through Tel Aviv and Israeli-occupied

 

territory” and described Israelis as “those nice guys who attack

 

rock-throwing youth with armour-piercing missiles.”

 

======================================

I would laugh but the guy is perfectly serious.

One would almost think Mr. Black (husband of Barbara Amiel) was

a Zionist.

BTW, it doesn’t take much to be accused of blood libel these days.

If I were a judge, I would have to say that the reporter’s remarks

are a fair comment on the evidence.

The pilpul accused me of that but he quit when I threatened to sue him.

RLA

 

 

 

 

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Rich rewards

Taki

 

Rougemont

 

The jet-set is in mourning and, like Electra,

it becomes it. Marc Rich has

called off his Las Vegas-theme party in St

Moritz this weekend, which will

force a few Englishmen in the Engadine to

commit an unnatural act and pay

their own bill. The reason given was the bad

publicity and the hounding of

the host by the press. The last time Marc

Rich called off a party was in

Spain, about five or six years ago. His

Mossad-trained bodyguards were

tipped off that his private jet would be

forced down the moment it left

Swiss airspace by Yankee F-16s, so he stayed

put. No reason was offered

back then. Although the US government was out

to grab him, Rich had the

proverbial ace up his sleeve. By giving lotsa

moolah to Israel, he was being

fed information by Mossad that even the top

brass of the Pentagon weren’t

getting. Mossad knew that the snatch was on

by listening in on the

Americans. They tipped off the fugitive

fraudster, a move that eventually

made Bill Clinton rich, pun intended.

 

 

 

Last week I wrote in my own ‘Taki’s Top

Drawer’ that, as America was not as yet

Israel-occupied territory, the 200 million

Rich gave to those nice guys, who attack

rock-throwing youth with armour-piercing

missiles, should not count as philanthropy

where America is concerned. To my great

annoyance the sentence never appeared.

When I rang in an Orlando Furioso mood, I was

told by a very polite flunky

that ‘we were trying to protect you, this is

New York’.

 

Well, there you have it. Marc Rich I have

never met and hope never to. I

once went out to dinner following a Norman

Mailer book party with a

Greek called Olga and Norman’s son, my buddy

Michael Mailer, the boxer

and film producer, who happened to have an

Estee Lauder blonde (common

but not too bad) in tow. The blonde thought

my girl was from the lower

classes because she (Olga) stood up to shake

hands with her. She snubbed

her throughout the evening. (Actually, she’s

a Greek royal.) We went to

Elaine’s, and after lotsa boozing, I asked

the blonde her name. ‘Daniella

Rich’, came the answer. Being well oiled, I

told her it was not her fault her

father was a Christian-basher who had caused

more harm to Broadway and

the theatre in general than Bomber Harris had

to Dresden. She looked

nonplussed. ‘My father hates the theatre,

never goes,’ or words to that

effect. Then the penny dropped. Papa was not

fat Frank Rich of the New

York Times. Papa was the crook who was to

pull off the impossible: drag

the whore Bill Clinton down to his level. But

back to the party which never

was.

 

A pretty American girl called Serena Boardman

was coming all the way

from Noo Yawk for it. When I asked her

whether she would go to a party

given, say, by John Gotti, the dapper Don, as

the Big Bagel tabloids refer to

him, she told me it was not the same thing.

‘Yes,’ I said. ‘Gotti is dumb

and in jail; Rich, the far bigger criminal

and traitor, is in St Moritz.’ That’s

the way it goes, sports fans. The truly big

crooks get away with it and go

to St Moritz and Gstaad, the little guys go

to the big house up the river. And

if any of you believe that Rich has not

passed money under the table to Bill

Clinton, then you should also believe that

I’m Monica Lewinsky’s mother.

 

Marc Rich, however, has done us a favour. By

bribing everyone and

sundry, he managed to expose the side of

Clinton so many leftists and

liberals refused to see. He also proved what

we, soi-disant anti-Semites for

daring to protest about soldiers shooting at

kids, always knew. The way to

Uncle Sam’s heart runs through Tel Aviv and

Israeli-occupied territory.

Rich and Clinton deserve each other. Both

make everyone around them

seem bigger.

 

 

 

© 2001 The Spectator.co.uk