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Saturday, January 27, 2007

Zionists Upping the Ante

As the saying goes, "You know they are running scared when ____(fill in the blank)

In a long series of related events, the Zionist hasbara machine is upping the ante against all those who oppose them. While world opinion is at an all time low concerning Israel, a campaign was recently launched to "rebrand" the Israeli image.
Just this week, the UNGA passed a resolution condemning Holocost denial with only Iran objecting as they themselves await patiently Israel's and the US decision to bomb them. In related news, US Jews condemn Jimmy Carter's book, "Peace Not Apartheid" while other more insightful progressive Jewish voices condemn the condemers.

I have a question: If Israel is so darn hell-bent on improving it's image, why doesn't it STOP doing the things it is condemned for rather than ratcheting up it's hasbara machine into full gear? Just a naive question on my part, but could someone give me a logical answer to this question please?

The below article concerns Israel's most recent ominous move. Please read with the following definitions in mind: (and also consider WHO would raise their voices in protest against Israeli policy and WHY)

Feeling, expressing, or inspired by love for one's country.
Unpatriotic: showing lack of love for your country

Dissent: –verb (used without object) differ in sentiment or opinion, esp. from the majority; withhold assent; disagree (often fol. by from): Two of the justices dissented from the majority decision. disagree with the methods, goals, etc., of a political party or government; take an opposing view. disagree with or reject the doctrines or authority of an established church.
4.difference of sentiment or opinion.
5.dissenting opinion.
6.disagreement with the philosophy, methods, goals, etc., of a political party or government.

Does Israel have a law regarding the safeguard of freedom of speech?
You decide after you read this about Mordachai Vununu.

And now for Israel's latest move:

Israeli Knesset passes law to revoke citizenship of \\\'unpatriotic\\\' Israelis

author Wednesday January 10, 2007 23:12author by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - 1 of IMEMC Editorial Groupauthor email saed at imemc dot org Report this post to the editors

A new law passed Wednesday will allow the Israeli government to revoke the citizenship of citizens considered unpatriotic to the Jewish state of Israel. The law is expected to be applied especially to the 20% of Israeli citizens who are of Palestinian origin.


Passage of the controversial law comes just as a torrent of criticism was launched by Knesset member Ahmed Tibi against the Knesset for alleged discrimination against its Arab members. Tibi accused the Knesset of discriminatory practices, in which Arab members are required to ask permission, even to use the bathroom, while Jewish members of the Knesset are not.

The new law, passed despite a recommendation against it by the Israeli Attorney General, allows for the deportation and revocation of citizenship of Israelis for a wide range of offenses, including "visiting enemy nations" and "encouraging terror against Israel", with the latter being so open to interpretation that many Palestinians with Israeli citizenship fear that simply being Palestinian will be reason enough for Israeli officials to revoke their citizenship.The Israeli Attorney General called the law, "a drastic and extreme move that harms civil liberties." He also stated that the new law violates international law.


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