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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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Steven B

Whatever dude. I recognize anti-Israelism for what it is; anti-Americanism plain and simple. The Left hates Israel because they are one of America's closest allies; that's all. It's the reason why the Left didn't raise a finger and demand boycotts of Sri Lanka (and it's close ally Vietnam) when the Sri Lankan army massacred 7000-8000 civilians to conquer the last Tamil Tiger enclave. It's the reason the Left sided with Serbia when Milosevic ACTUALLY DID commit genocide against Muslims in Bosnia, which was far greater in scale in only 3 years than anything Israel has done in 60. It's the reason why the Palestinian cause is so unpopular in the United States. It's the reason the BDS movement has been nothing but failure after failure. It's the reason there's no Palestinian state; Anti-Americanism plain and simple.

Steven B

Whatever dude. I recognize anti-Israelism for what it is; anti-Americanism plain and simple. The Left hates Israel because they are one of America's closest allies; that's all. It's the reason why the Left didn't raise a finger and demand boycotts of Sri Lanka (and it's close ally Vietnam) when the Sri Lankan army massacred 7000-8000 civilians to conquer the last Tamil Tiger enclave. It's the reason the Left sided with Serbia when Milosevic ACTUALLY DID commit genocide against Muslims in Bosnia, which was far greater in scale in only 3 years than anything Israel has done in 60. It's the reason why the Palestinian cause is so unpopular in the United States. It's the reason the BDS movement has been nothing but failure after failure. It's the reason there's no Palestinian state; Anti-Americanism plain and simple.

Kazaria

Uh..no. Flatly wrong.

Anti-Imperialism yes, anti-colonialism yes and to the extent "israel" is supported by the U.S then yes but not purely because anyone is really disappointed with America MORE than "israel." America has it's own sins to answer for. And the folks who invented "israel" are being called to answer for theirs. The jews who perpetrate genocide will have to answer for this just as anyone will anywhere in the world who commits it. Serbians, Croats, Kosovars, what-have you. Right now its' the jews who support Zionism - we'll assume that means you.
Your preposterous attempt to avoid the spotlight of legitimate criticism only serves to further highlight your out and out racism and wildly under researched understanding of the colony of "israel."

Second the BDS campaign is, quite to the contrary of your regurgitated ADL hogwash, actually making enormous strides especially given the gigantic obstacles put in it's path by the most powerful lobbying organization in the world - in terms of dollars raised and influence wielded. A quick visit to various sites of the BDS campaign reveal that in fact unions all over the world have supported the campaign, some of the most respected leaders of human rights have supported it and companies are actually being spurned for their tacit or covert approval of Zionist apartheid. Importantly young people and students everywhere are no longer falling for the hackneyed zionist narrative as they can easily deconstruct it for what it is: colonialism.

Most scholars of any intellectual credibility agree that the project of Zionism is doomed for a variety of reasons. Not least of which is that the very foundation of "israel" is one that cannot possibly be held as just or humane by the standards of today's world and certainly not by western countries who purport to support true democracy and human rights. Hence the liability of supporting "israel's" very public and well known campaign of illegal annexation, occupation, war-crime, torture, and so on and so on.

Sadly for you the support for Palestine is only growing as the support for "israel" weakens. Naturally the monsters who profit from the bloodlust and fear-mongering of the sick-minded Zionists like you will try to capitalize on their situation in any way they can. This means that they (and here we likely include you) will outright or indirectly support as much killing and murder as they can as the colony fails and the project comes crumbling down - trying to profit to the very last.

There is no option left for Zionists. The non-jews will outnumber them in a generation. Young jews everywhere are abandoning ship and disavowing the murderous philosophies of their parents. The internet is making available all the heinous details of the regime that might have stayed hidden until now and it is increasingly difficult for anyone to make any cogent argument for the existence of "israel" at all. A two state solution is of course not tenable which leaves the zionist with only two options both of which spell it's inevitable demise: either commit one final terrifying act of genocide against all the Palestinians and steal the last of the land and in so doing become even more of a pariah state or acquiesce to the demands of justice that the entire world has voted for and give back what was stolen and live in a democratic, secular Palestine. Hell, call it "israel" if you want but it will be a majority of Palestinians anyway and they will, as they have in South Africa, soon take the power - back to it's rightful place.

Hey sparky, why not do some research before spouting your sad, pro-Apartheid vitriol on this site? eh?

Good luck kid.

Kazaria

Uh..no. Flatly wrong.

Anti-Imperialism yes, anti-colonialism yes and to the extent "israel" is supported by the U.S then yes but not purely because anyone is really disappointed with America MORE than "israel." America has it's own sins to answer for. And the folks who invented "israel" are being called to answer for theirs. The jews who perpetrate genocide will have to answer for this just as anyone will anywhere in the world who commits it. Serbians, Croats, Kosovars, what-have you. Right now its' the jews who support Zionism - we'll assume that means you.
Your preposterous attempt to avoid the spotlight of legitimate criticism only serves to further highlight your out and out racism and wildly under researched understanding of the colony of "israel."

Second the BDS campaign is, quite to the contrary of your regurgitated ADL hogwash, actually making enormous strides especially given the gigantic obstacles put in it's path by the most powerful lobbying organization in the world - in terms of dollars raised and influence wielded. A quick visit to various sites of the BDS campaign reveal that in fact unions all over the world have supported the campaign, some of the most respected leaders of human rights have supported it and companies are actually being spurned for their tacit or covert approval of Zionist apartheid. Importantly young people and students everywhere are no longer falling for the hackneyed zionist narrative as they can easily deconstruct it for what it is: colonialism.

Most scholars of any intellectual credibility agree that the project of Zionism is doomed for a variety of reasons. Not least of which is that the very foundation of "israel" is one that cannot possibly be held as just or humane by the standards of today's world and certainly not by western countries who purport to support true democracy and human rights. Hence the liability of supporting "israel's" very public and well known campaign of illegal annexation, occupation, war-crime, torture, and so on and so on.

Sadly for you the support for Palestine is only growing as the support for "israel" weakens. Naturally the monsters who profit from the bloodlust and fear-mongering of the sick-minded Zionists like you will try to capitalize on their situation in any way they can. This means that they (and here we likely include you) will outright or indirectly support as much killing and murder as they can as the colony fails and the project comes crumbling down - trying to profit to the very last.

There is no option left for Zionists. The non-jews will outnumber them in a generation. Young jews everywhere are abandoning ship and disavowing the murderous philosophies of their parents. The internet is making available all the heinous details of the regime that might have stayed hidden until now and it is increasingly difficult for anyone to make any cogent argument for the existence of "israel" at all. A two state solution is of course not tenable which leaves the zionist with only two options both of which spell it's inevitable demise: either commit one final terrifying act of genocide against all the Palestinians and steal the last of the land and in so doing become even more of a pariah state or acquiesce to the demands of justice that the entire world has voted for and give back what was stolen and live in a democratic, secular Palestine. Hell, call it "israel" if you want but it will be a majority of Palestinians anyway and they will, as they have in South Africa, soon take the power - back to it's rightful place.

Hey sparky, why not do some research before spouting your sad, pro-Apartheid vitriol on this site? eh?

Good luck kid.

Anonymous

Lets just put an end once and for all to this misuse of the word "semites" and anti-semitism".
The Semites were Arabs/middle eastern peoples. They practiced a number of different religions but they were from the area of and near Palestine. They had a root language that a number of different languages evolved from but the point here is that the Semites were people whose phenotypes were a lot like the Palestinians and generally speaking the Arabs of the middle east. They were certainly nothing like the Slavic people that the vast majority of today's jews trace their lineage. Slavic people are from Europe and this is why the vast majority of today's jews look European. Because they are. Go ahead and look in a mirror and ask yourself if you look like a Palestinian or perhaps you look like whitey. If you look like whitey chances are you aren't Semitic even if you speak a language that has its root in the Semitic language.
So when you say someone is Semitic you are referring to middle eastern people - Arabs. This is why it's a highly inappropriate misnomer to equate Jews with Semites. Yet another attempt by Europeans to hijack Arab identity, land, culture etc. And naturally a classic form of obfuscation for the Zionist and Zionist-sympathizer. Typically the Zionist does not want it known that Jews are a: not a race. b: have no blood connection to the middle east and c: are actually European by D.N.A.
Furthermore this glaring misnomer only serves to enable deflection of legitimate critique of jewish crimes against humanity in the colony of "israel" as well as the ongoing campaign of propaganda designed to defend such crimes.
If you mean "anti-jewish" then say it and stop using a word that doesn't belong to you especially when you use it for reasons that disparage and dispossess actual Semites.
A cursory examination of the etymology and derivation of the word "anti-Semitic" reveals that it was indeed Nazis who invented the word to legitimize their pseudo-scientific justification for imprisoning and murdering jews in Germany. Hardly a word that needs to be used inappropriately any more.
Once and for all if we are talking about something that is anti-jewish we would all do well to admit it.
If however we are referring to something which is against or opposed to Arabs peoples regardless of their religion, as for instance the fraudulent state of "israel" is, we can accurately describe this as anti-Semitic.
Yes language is important when rebelling against destructive, dominant paradigms in the information age.

Anonymous

Lets just put an end once and for all to this misuse of the word "semites" and anti-semitism".
The Semites were Arabs/middle eastern peoples. They practiced a number of different religions but they were from the area of and near Palestine. They had a root language that a number of different languages evolved from but the point here is that the Semites were people whose phenotypes were a lot like the Palestinians and generally speaking the Arabs of the middle east. They were certainly nothing like the Slavic people that the vast majority of today's jews trace their lineage. Slavic people are from Europe and this is why the vast majority of today's jews look European. Because they are. Go ahead and look in a mirror and ask yourself if you look like a Palestinian or perhaps you look like whitey. If you look like whitey chances are you aren't Semitic even if you speak a language that has its root in the Semitic language.
So when you say someone is Semitic you are referring to middle eastern people - Arabs. This is why it's a highly inappropriate misnomer to equate Jews with Semites. Yet another attempt by Europeans to hijack Arab identity, land, culture etc. And naturally a classic form of obfuscation for the Zionist and Zionist-sympathizer. Typically the Zionist does not want it known that Jews are a: not a race. b: have no blood connection to the middle east and c: are actually European by D.N.A.
Furthermore this glaring misnomer only serves to enable deflection of legitimate critique of jewish crimes against humanity in the colony of "israel" as well as the ongoing campaign of propaganda designed to defend such crimes.
If you mean "anti-jewish" then say it and stop using a word that doesn't belong to you especially when you use it for reasons that disparage and dispossess actual Semites.
A cursory examination of the etymology and derivation of the word "anti-Semitic" reveals that it was indeed Nazis who invented the word to legitimize their pseudo-scientific justification for imprisoning and murdering jews in Germany. Hardly a word that needs to be used inappropriately any more.
Once and for all if we are talking about something that is anti-jewish we would all do well to admit it.
If however we are referring to something which is against or opposed to Arabs peoples regardless of their religion, as for instance the fraudulent state of "israel" is, we can accurately describe this as anti-Semitic.
Yes language is important when rebelling against destructive, dominant paradigms in the information age.

Anonymous

Doesn't take wikileaks to reveal this. The Zionists have been very public about their intentions with regards to Palestinians and Arabs in general. The inventors of Zionism spoke of it openly. The current prime minister of "Israel" has published books addressing his fascist views. And the reason they are so candid about their love of apartheid, genocide and crimes against humanity is because they know that the United States will veto any meaningful opposition from ANY other government, NGO, academic institution or media outlet with wide readership. This enforcement is handled - managed by the Jewish establishment themselves within and without the U.S but using the U.S as proxy for it's own designs. For more on this watch the excellent Dutch documentary:
http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=6241438266529350939

Anonymous

Doesn't take wikileaks to reveal this. The Zionists have been very public about their intentions with regards to Palestinians and Arabs in general. The inventors of Zionism spoke of it openly. The current prime minister of "Israel" has published books addressing his fascist views. And the reason they are so candid about their love of apartheid, genocide and crimes against humanity is because they know that the United States will veto any meaningful opposition from ANY other government, NGO, academic institution or media outlet with wide readership. This enforcement is handled - managed by the Jewish establishment themselves within and without the U.S but using the U.S as proxy for it's own designs. For more on this watch the excellent Dutch documentary:
http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=6241438266529350939

Anonymous

It's too bad that my anarchist brothers and sisters here are engaged in an electronic pogrom.
Take off your pointy white hoods.
The simplistic, one dimensional analysis of the middle east political situation presented here is pathetic and insulting to anyone with a brain.

Anonymous

It's too bad that my anarchist brothers and sisters here are engaged in an electronic pogrom.
Take off your pointy white hoods.
The simplistic, one dimensional analysis of the middle east political situation presented here is pathetic and insulting to anyone with a brain.

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