Originally posted by searching4truth
For quick reference: en.wikipedia.org... es here you notice that two Israeli soldiers were charged with using a 9 year old boy as a human shield.
Originally posted by searching4truth
reply to post by IsraeliGuy
I don't suppose you have any proof of that?
The Goldstone report that I linked earlier discredited claims of Hamas using human shields.
It also got into the IDF attacking the UN headquarters in Gaza, it was claimed there were shots fired from there, until it was realized that it was the UN building and there was nothing fired out of their compound. Which was destroyed and sprayed with white phosphorus.
as soon as Fatah lost in the election of 2006 to Hamas, the US and Israel started pumping money, arms, and military/police training into Fatah in order to pit them against Hamas...A clear divide and conquer strategy engineered by the US and Israel.
Blackwater-Linked Firm Awarded U.S. Contract in West Bank
A firm closely tied to the private military giant Blackwater has won an $84 million U.S. government contract in the occupied West Bank. Former Blackwater affiliate International Development Solutions has been awarded a one-year deal that could be extended up to 2016. Although the contract calls for guarding U.S. personnel, there are rumors operatives will be used to train other contractors as well as the U.S.-backed Palestinian Authority security force. Blackwater now goes by the name Xe Services.
U.S. taxpayers are paying for Israel's West Bank occupation
Published 02:17 16.11.10
According to a June 2010 fact sheet on the USAID Internet site, last year American taxpayers funded the paving of 63 kilometers of asphalt roads in the West Bank.
By Akiva Eldar
The roads are one of the initiatives of the United States Agency for International Development for building infrastructure in underdeveloped countries. Israel has already proudly left the club of developing countries and is not among the clients of USAID. Nevertheless, it appears the Smith family of Illinois is making the occupation a little less expensive for the Cohen family of Petah Tikva.
Rice concedes U.S. possibly funding terrorism
Can't guarantee funds to Palestinians won't reach 'the wrong hands'
Posted: March 21, 2007
By Aaron Klein
© 2010 WorldNetDaily.com
JERUSALEM – Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice today admitted she cannot guarantee U.S. funding for security forces associated with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah organization would not reach "the wrong hands."
The Bush administration in January pledged $86.4 million to strengthen the Fatah forces, including Force 17, Abbas' security detail, which also serves as de facto police units in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.
While the aid is being temporarily blocked, it wasn't immediately clear if U.S. weapons would continue to be transferred to Fatah. The U.S. has been regularly shipping convoys of weapons to Fatah security forces in Gaza and the West Bank.
The last confirmed American arms shipment to Fatah took place in May. At first, the shipment, consisting of 3,000 rifles, was denied by the U.S. and Israel, but Olmert in June admitted the transfer took place, telling reporters, "I needed to approve the shipment to help bolster Abbas."
Israel to Build 1,400 New Settlement Homes
The Israeli government is preparing another major settlement expansion in occupied East Jerusalem. Some 1,400 new homes will be added to the Gilo settlement near the West Bank town of Bethlehem. It’s Israel’s largest known settlement expansion since unveiling plans to add 1,600 homes right during a visit from U.S. Vice President Joe Biden last March.
Originally posted by FarArcher
reply to post by TheWalkingFox
Stealing and terrorizing the Palestinians? Did you really say that?
I stand amazed that you geniuses haven't brought up the partition wall. Anyone ever look into why Israel had to go to all that trouble and expense?
It certainly wasn't to stop them from the temptation of terrorizing the Jordanians.
It was because of all the bombings. You know. Civilian buses. Restaurants. Markets. Anywhere Israelis gathered.
Lo and behold - it's not happening now!
Tell you what. You have the idea in your head.
Why don't you go over and start hanging Israelis - in Israel! I'd love to see you personally try this.
Yeah, I was a soldier. Yeah, I was a combat soldier. Yeah, I saw a lot of combat. Yeah, I took my share of scalps. Yeah, I was very happy after a really good day of killing - because only one side could prevail.
You guys don't know whereof you speak. You think in terms of Alesia. Or the Alamo.
You seem to think that if you don't do anything, you'll be left alone.
That's not how it works. Now you can sit all fat and happy in your comfort without daily threats on your life, you don't have to have guards posted watching over everyone 24/7
- no wait! You DO have guards posted 24/7.
Just so you don't have to get your own delicate hands dirty.
Well the Israelis haven't had that luxury, as they've been under constant attack by every damned nation around them for the past 60 years.
That so-called Palestine?
And if someone doesn't like it - they can likely cram it up their anterior end as the Israelis don't give a damn about your opinion.
The Israelis were certainly disappointed, but this little problem was an opportunity. Now they could fight Jordan, take the West Bank and Jerusalem - all nice and legal.
Google Video Link
During the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, Jordan occupied the area of Cisjordan (Judaea/Samaria) now known as West Bank, which it continued to control in accordance with the 1949 Armistice Agreements and a political union formed in December 1948. The Second Arab-Palestinian Conference held in Jericho on December 1, 1948, proclaimed Abdullah King of Palestine and called for a union of Arab Palestine with the Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan. The Transjordanian Government agreed to the unification on December 7, 1948, and on December 13 the Transjordanian parliament approved the creation of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The step of unification was ratified by a joint Jordanian National Assembly on April 24, 1950. The Assembly was composed of 20 representatives each from the East and West Bank. The Act of Union contained a protective clause which persevered Arab rights in Palestine without prejudice to any final settlement.
Many legal scholars say the declaration of the Arab League and the Act of Union implied that Jordan's claim of sovereignty over the West Bank was provisional, because it had always been subject to the emergence of the Palestinian state. ...The 1950 Act of Union confirmed and ratified King Abdullah's actions. Following the annexation of the West Bank, only the UK formally recognized the union....
The United States extended de jure recognition to the Government of Transjordan and the Government of Israel on the same day, January 31, 1949. President Truman told King Abdullah that the policy of the United States Government as regards a final territorial settlement in Palestine had been stated in the General Assembly on Nov 30, 1948 by the American representative. The US supported Israeli claims to the boundaries set forth in the UN General Assembly resolution of November 29, 1947, but believed that if Israel sought to retain additional territory in Palestine allotted to the Arabs, it should give the Arabs territorial compensation.
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The Amman Agreement of February 11, 1985, declared that the PLO and Jordan would pursue a proposed confederation between the state of Jordan and a Palestinian state. In 1988, King Hussein dissolved the Jordanian parliament and renounced Jordanian claims to the West Bank. The PLO assumed responsibility as the Provisional Government of Palestine and an independent state was declared.
Dr. Pease: In my new book I describe American exceptionalism as the encompassing and trans-historical state fantasy that provided policymakers with the spectacular terrain in which they authorized their policies. In the absence of any guarantees other than its monopoly of violence, the state relied on this fantasy to solicit the citizenry's belief in the legitimacy of policies that it could not ultimately justify. The fantasy of American exceptionalism was undergirded by the citizenry's contradictory beliefs in the moral exemplarity of the nation's civic ideals as well as in the exceptional military force through which the state propagated them. These contradictory aspects composed the Janus-face of American exceptionalism.
Palestinian Authority Raises Palestinian Flag at D.C. Mission
Palestinian Authority officials in Washington, D.C., have hoisted the Palestinian flag outside their diplomatic mission for the first time. Chief Palestinian envoy Maen Areikat said the symbolic move is a new step in the Palestinian struggle for statehood.
Maen Areikat: "It’s about time that this flag that symbolizes the struggle of the Palestinian people for self-determination and statehood to be raised in the United States. We hope that this will help in the efforts, international efforts, to provide recognition of the Palestinian state, and we hope that, as President Obama said at the United Nations General Assembly in September last year, that by the next General Assembly session this year in September Palestine will be a full member of the United Nations."
Originally posted by jmdewey60
I don't see where Russia took territory from Finland and Japan after 1945.
There may have been some of that from a long time previous to 1945.
Territory taken by Israel was after 1945 after it was declared illegal to do so.
The "overwhelming odds" theme is Israeli propaganda to imply that there was some sort of divine intervention on their behalf. Subsequent research has revealed the fallacy of that sort of statement.
There may have been large numbers of the forces opposed to Israel but they were ill equipped with antiquated equipment in disrepair.
The inhabitants of this illegal so-called nation of zionists are fully complicit in the crimes and the vast majority approve of it, so will be held accountable by God, and try to figure out the reason behind the annihilation of this nation, once it happens, as to how it fits into your previous explanation of how it is justified to take land by war.