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Israel Aimed to Keep Gaza on the Brink of Collapse

Wikileaks: A cable from the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv.

Cables from WikiLeaks have shown that Israel told U.S. officials in 2008 that it would keep Gaza's economy "on the brink of collapse" while avoiding a humanitarian crisis.

"As part of their overall embargo plan against Gaza, Israeli officials have confirmed to (U.S. embassy economic officers) on multiple occasions that they intend to keep the Gazan economy on the brink of collapse without quite pushing it over the edge."

Read the full report on Haaretz.com

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Anonymous

Jews are not taught bigoted songs. How would you know that? Stop listening to media driven theories and get the real facts. Palestinian children are probably not actually taught bigoted songs either, contrary to popular belief and what is shown on television. But if we were to only be driven by our T.V. sources then one would know that it is the Palestinians seen dancing in the streets after successfully killing Israelis although I bet that too is skewed in order to portray meatier contexts.

I'd also like to know why posting hateful things about Jews is necessary. What does that accomplish? grow up this is 2011.

Also..so many generalizations...this conflict does not apply to the whole world's Jewish community. just Israel. No one makes drastic generalized claims about any other group of people, yet the Jews, as a whole, will always be bad. no sense my friends no sense.

Anonymous

Jews are not taught bigoted songs. How would you know that? Stop listening to media driven theories and get the real facts. Palestinian children are probably not actually taught bigoted songs either, contrary to popular belief and what is shown on television. But if we were to only be driven by our T.V. sources then one would know that it is the Palestinians seen dancing in the streets after successfully killing Israelis although I bet that too is skewed in order to portray meatier contexts.

I'd also like to know why posting hateful things about Jews is necessary. What does that accomplish? grow up this is 2011.

Also..so many generalizations...this conflict does not apply to the whole world's Jewish community. just Israel. No one makes drastic generalized claims about any other group of people, yet the Jews, as a whole, will always be bad. no sense my friends no sense.

C. Yanagita

Grow up eh? Oh that's cute. You live in 2011 and you're on Adbusters. Maybe YOU should grow up. Zizek's critique of war-criminal, apartheid states like "Israel" is absolutely apropos. No one buys the victim-myth of Jews like you anymore because we can all see fairly easily that faaaar from the cloying portrait of some beaten down minority Jews enjoy unchallenged elite status where ever their propaganda goes universally unquestioned: U.S, Canada, Europe, etc.. Furthermore we can all fairly easily deconstruct the absurd hate-filled songs of Jewish heroes like Spielberg, Aptow, Friedman, et al in the unadulterated dross these elitists attempt to pass off as legitimate art, journalism, research, publishing, and so on. The blatant full color advertisement for Israel at the end of black and white "Schindler's List", or the vile "meditation on peace" called "Munich" are a perfect examples of the hate-filled songs that are necessary to maintain the ongoing genocide of Arabs by Jewish Colonialists and their sympathizers such as yourself.
As for your weak-ass argument that no one vilifies or generalizes about anyone but Jews (boilerplate ADL propaganda) maybe you've been living in a cave or with your head buried in one of the most violent religious books ever written but apparently you missed the last 60 years of ejaculatory glee displayed by the Zionist-sympathizing mainstream Western press in their unrelenting generalization, slander and utter vilification of Muslims, Arabs and Persians. To say nothing of their ill-treatment of Blacks, Latinos, Asians, Women, Gays, Lesbians, and so on and so on. This hackneyed and specious narrative is on unabashed display in Washington D.C at a U.S taxpayer funded museum on American soil that makes an enormous deal about jews killed in a war that took place in Europe but makes virtually no mention of an equal if not greater number of non-jews killed in the very same holocaust. Not to mention the shocking lack of any such nationally funded museum in the U.S capitol that pays homage to the millions of Africans who were killed and enslaved on the very soil that this same capitol was built such that the U.S could rise to its current stature. Or for that matter the millions of Native Americans dispossessed, killed and imprisoned in the imperialist birth of America.
Your crying wolf routine is way passe bubs. That shit don't fly anymore - at least not for those who have grown up.
Maybe it's time to stand at the big boy urinal?

C. Yanagita

Grow up eh? Oh that's cute. You live in 2011 and you're on Adbusters. Maybe YOU should grow up. Zizek's critique of war-criminal, apartheid states like "Israel" is absolutely apropos. No one buys the victim-myth of Jews like you anymore because we can all see fairly easily that faaaar from the cloying portrait of some beaten down minority Jews enjoy unchallenged elite status where ever their propaganda goes universally unquestioned: U.S, Canada, Europe, etc.. Furthermore we can all fairly easily deconstruct the absurd hate-filled songs of Jewish heroes like Spielberg, Aptow, Friedman, et al in the unadulterated dross these elitists attempt to pass off as legitimate art, journalism, research, publishing, and so on. The blatant full color advertisement for Israel at the end of black and white "Schindler's List", or the vile "meditation on peace" called "Munich" are a perfect examples of the hate-filled songs that are necessary to maintain the ongoing genocide of Arabs by Jewish Colonialists and their sympathizers such as yourself.
As for your weak-ass argument that no one vilifies or generalizes about anyone but Jews (boilerplate ADL propaganda) maybe you've been living in a cave or with your head buried in one of the most violent religious books ever written but apparently you missed the last 60 years of ejaculatory glee displayed by the Zionist-sympathizing mainstream Western press in their unrelenting generalization, slander and utter vilification of Muslims, Arabs and Persians. To say nothing of their ill-treatment of Blacks, Latinos, Asians, Women, Gays, Lesbians, and so on and so on. This hackneyed and specious narrative is on unabashed display in Washington D.C at a U.S taxpayer funded museum on American soil that makes an enormous deal about jews killed in a war that took place in Europe but makes virtually no mention of an equal if not greater number of non-jews killed in the very same holocaust. Not to mention the shocking lack of any such nationally funded museum in the U.S capitol that pays homage to the millions of Africans who were killed and enslaved on the very soil that this same capitol was built such that the U.S could rise to its current stature. Or for that matter the millions of Native Americans dispossessed, killed and imprisoned in the imperialist birth of America.
Your crying wolf routine is way passe bubs. That shit don't fly anymore - at least not for those who have grown up.
Maybe it's time to stand at the big boy urinal?

V

"Israel" has painted itself into a corner. There is no where for it to go but down and out. Arab "israeli's" are swelling in numbers to the extent that "Israel" will not be able to maintain the "no more than 20% non-jewish population" that it's architects mandated.
The jews of "israel" are of course attempting to sterilize the Arab population much the way the Nazis did and backing it up by demanding that jews cannot date Arabs in "israel" (Reuters, Christian Science Monitor, AP, Al Jeezera).
This will naturally backfire and speed the demise of the Apartheid colony.

V is for victory.

V

"Israel" has painted itself into a corner. There is no where for it to go but down and out. Arab "israeli's" are swelling in numbers to the extent that "Israel" will not be able to maintain the "no more than 20% non-jewish population" that it's architects mandated.
The jews of "israel" are of course attempting to sterilize the Arab population much the way the Nazis did and backing it up by demanding that jews cannot date Arabs in "israel" (Reuters, Christian Science Monitor, AP, Al Jeezera).
This will naturally backfire and speed the demise of the Apartheid colony.

V is for victory.

damien flinter

Sad indeed.And the honest Jews that did try to stop the rot, not least Mr Vanunu above, will be shovelled into the same pit of hatred as the perpetrators. The fruit of Israel's crimes will ripen into amplified anti-semitism.

damien flinter

Sad indeed.And the honest Jews that did try to stop the rot, not least Mr Vanunu above, will be shovelled into the same pit of hatred as the perpetrators. The fruit of Israel's crimes will ripen into amplified anti-semitism.

Buzz Chappelle

Spoken like a true nazi. "Shoveled in to the same pit..."? Wow. Kinda like the Jews who dug the mass graves of the Palestinians they murdered at DerYassin in the 1940's when "israel" was invented. Why not educate yourself before posting your knee-jerk Zionist apology.
Look this is being done in your name so it's incumbent on you to clear your name not by more whining but by actually challenging the Zionist scum who use you as a shield for their ongoing holocaust of Arabs and theft of Arab land.
Instead of bemoaning those who cry foul at the entire Jewish Establishment disassociate yourself from that establishment. Get out in the streets with your freedom loving brethren and march against "israel". Join the boycott and divestment movement and have the balls to tell your relatives that you wont stand for racism, colonialism and genocide.
And here's a thought: Are you even Jewish? Do you go to Synagogue? Do you really believe the chosen myth? Do you really believe in this old biblical religion invented thousands of years ago? Then guess what...maybe you're not Jewish. Because....you don't choose that ideology from all the ideology available to you today for YOUR CHOICE. Kinda like your parents might be politically Conservative Tories but you don't have to be BECAUSE YOU HAVE A CHOICE.
Don't choose an ideology of exclusivity, racism, divine right and so on. Choose something else.
Think about it damien.

Buzz Chappelle

Spoken like a true nazi. "Shoveled in to the same pit..."? Wow. Kinda like the Jews who dug the mass graves of the Palestinians they murdered at DerYassin in the 1940's when "israel" was invented. Why not educate yourself before posting your knee-jerk Zionist apology.
Look this is being done in your name so it's incumbent on you to clear your name not by more whining but by actually challenging the Zionist scum who use you as a shield for their ongoing holocaust of Arabs and theft of Arab land.
Instead of bemoaning those who cry foul at the entire Jewish Establishment disassociate yourself from that establishment. Get out in the streets with your freedom loving brethren and march against "israel". Join the boycott and divestment movement and have the balls to tell your relatives that you wont stand for racism, colonialism and genocide.
And here's a thought: Are you even Jewish? Do you go to Synagogue? Do you really believe the chosen myth? Do you really believe in this old biblical religion invented thousands of years ago? Then guess what...maybe you're not Jewish. Because....you don't choose that ideology from all the ideology available to you today for YOUR CHOICE. Kinda like your parents might be politically Conservative Tories but you don't have to be BECAUSE YOU HAVE A CHOICE.
Don't choose an ideology of exclusivity, racism, divine right and so on. Choose something else.
Think about it damien.

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