A New Aesthetic

Never Again

A ghettoized Gaza bears striking similarities to the Warsaw ghetto.

On October 1, 1939 the German Wehrmacht’s advance reached the city of Warsaw, Poland. Over the following months, the Jewish population of Warsaw and the surrounding areas would be forced into a small section of the city dubbed the “Jüdischer wohnbezirk” or “the Jewish quarter,” the Warsaw ghetto. The situation within the ghetto was unbearable: 30 percent of the population was forced to live in 2.4 percent of the city’s area. The Nazi occupiers of the city strictly controlled the movement of goods, basic utilities and even food. Each person in the ghetto was allotted about 250 calories per day. This meant that the population would slowly starve.

Acts of rebellion within the ghetto were brutally suppressed and German retaliation was often strikingly disproportionate. In December 1939, for example, two German soldiers were killed in a local restaurant and 106 men in the ghetto were shot in reprisal. Sweeping mass arrests and random executions were also commonplace. In April 1940 the ghetto was walled off on all sides, effectively separating it from the outside world. The population was allowed limited control through an essentially powerless governing committee and a similarly ineffective Jewish police force.

German troops set fire to housing blocks
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German troops set fire to housing blocks in order to suppress the Warsaw ghetto uprising by smoking members of the Jewish resistance out of hiding.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Palestinian firefighters try to extinguish flames
Palestinian firefighters try to extinguish flames at a medical warehouse after an Israeli air strike targeted a fuel tank nearby in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008. Israel widened its deadliest-ever air offensive against Gaza’s Hamas rulers Sunday, pounding Hamas targets, smugglers’ tunnels and a central prison.
AP Photo/Xinhua

Jews living anywhere in the greater occupied German territories were forced to wear armbands with the Star of David, which signified their position within the Nazi social strata (read subhuman). These armbands effectively determined people’s ability to travel, live and work, as well as the manner in which they would be treated by non-Jewish persons.

Leaving the Warsaw ghetto meant risking death or deportation to a concentration camp. Services such as hospitals and schools were often derelict, relying on an ever-decreasing stream of supplies allotted by the Nazis. The low supplies were often supplemented by goods smuggled in through tunnels, but such services were eventually forced to close.

The citizens of Warsaw organized a resistance movement during the Soviet advance. Their valiant attempt to fight the occupation, however, was brutally defeated and the Warsaw ghetto was razed to the ground. The ghetto’s remaining residents, those who had managed to evade deportation to concentration camps, were killed.

On September 12, 2005 the final Israeli settlement blocs in the Gaza Strip were dismantled and Israeli troops withdrew from the area after 38 years of military occupation. For Israel, the removal of troops signified an end to their occupation of Gaza. For the citizens of the Gaza Strip, however, the occupation had simply progressed into a new phase: the ghetto. The year 2005 marked the establishment of Gaza as an open-air prison for Palestinians.

Palestinian rescue workers carry a wounded prisoner
Palestinian rescue workers carry a wounded prisoner past a fire, as another lies under the rubble in the central security headquarters and prison, known as the Saraya, after it was hit in an Israeli missile strike in Gaza City, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008.
AP Photo/Majed Hamdan

The bodies of Jewish resisters lie in front of the ruins of a building
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The bodies of Jewish resisters lie in front of the ruins of a building where they were shot by the SS during the supression of the Warsaw ghetto uprising.
[Photograph #26547]
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Palestinians hold white flags
Palestinians hold white flags as a signal for Israeli troops after leaving their house near the area where Israeli soldiers and Palestinean militants exchange fire outside Jabaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip, Monday, Jan. 5, 2009.
AP Photo/Hatem Moussa

Members of the Jewish resistance captured by SS troops
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Members of the Jewish resistance captured by SS troops during the suppression of the Warsaw ghetto uprising.
[Photograph #26544]
United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum

The Israeli government controls the movement of all goods, including food, in and out of the Gaza Strip. A study done by Johns Hopkins University in 2002 showed that 17.5 percent of Gaza’s children aged 6–59 months suffer from chronic malnutrition and almost half of women and children suffer from anemia. These statistics have no doubt gone up in the wake of recent Israeli embargoes. Israel also controls basic necessities like power and plumbing. And of course it controls Gaza’s borders and airspace. The long ocean border, once an extremely viable source of income for Gazans through trade and fishing, is now strictly controlled by Israel.

For the most part, the movement of Palestinians into Israel is strictly forbidden. Until 2005 and the open revolt of Hamas in Gaza, Palestinians living in the territory were issued identification cards by the Palestinian Authority, with ID numbers given by Israel. These identification cards and their color casings determined what rights people had, where they were allowed to travel and, unofficially, how they were treated. Although they are no longer used in Hamas-controlled Gaza, these identification cards are used extensively in the West Bank, where Israeli checkpoints dot the region and prevent Palestinians from traveling freely within their territory. The situation of Palestinians in Gaza is unique: they have no official state and are thus treated as nonentities.

Bodies of Jewish policemen executed by the SS
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The bodies of Jewish policemen executed by the SS during the Warsaw ghetto uprising.
[Photograph #05515]
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Bodies lie outside the Hamas police headquarters
Bodies lie outside the Hamas police headquarters following an Israeli air strike on Gaza City on Dec. 27, 2008.
AFP Photo/Mohammed Abed

Hospitals and schools in Gaza are rarely, if ever, able to keep up with the demands of the population. Supplies to these institutions are controlled by Israel and during times of war are often cut off. Most recently, the Israeli embargo of Gaza struck a blow to the health care system: many essential drugs are unavailable and ambulances have been grounded due to a lack of spare parts. Israeli responses to provocation are wildly disproportionate. In the recent resumption of fighting between Hamas and Israel, the Israeli response to the murder of three civilians by Palestinian rockets was the wide-scale destruction of Gaza, which has thus far reportedly claimed the lives of 670 civilians.

Comparing any event with the actions of Nazi Germany during World War II should never be done lightly. When events lend themselves to such comparisons, however, it can almost certainly be said that something is very wrong. Though the stated goal of Israel has never been the complete destruction of the Palestinian people, the tactics and policies supported by the state of Israel paint an extremely grim picture.

Saeed David Mohammad is a first-generation American born to a Pakistani father and German mother. He is majoring in Middle Eastern Studies at New York University.

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Mordechai Vanunu

SOME QUOTES ON ISRAEL BY JEWS "If I was an Arab leader I would never make peace with Israel. That is natural: we have taken their country." -David Ben Gurion, quoted in The Jewish Paradox, by Nahum Goldmann, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1978, p. 99. "We must do everything to ensure they [the Palestinian refugees] never do return" --David Ben-Gurion, in his diary, 18 July 1948, quoted in Michael Bar Zohar's Ben-Gurion: the Armed Prophet, Prentice-Hall, 1967, p. 157. "A national home for the Jewish people is not equivalent to making Palestine into a Jewish State.." "nor can the erection of such a Jewish State be accomplished without the gravest trespass upon the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine." "the initial claim, often submitted by Zionists representatives, that they have a 'right' to Palestine, based on an occupation two thousand years ago, can hardly be seriously considered.' --Woodrow Wilson=s King-Crane Commission report "It's not as though there was a Palestinian people and we came and threw them out and took their country away from them. They did not exist." --Golda Meir 1969 "What is the difference between the way in which the Jewish people struggles to remain what it is in the midst of a non-Jewish population, and the way the Afrikaners try to stay what they are?" Henry Katzew, "South Africa: a Country Without Friends", Die Transvaler, quoted by R. Stevens in Zionism, South Africa and Apartheid. "The Palestinians are beasts walking on two legs." --Menahim Begin, speech to the Knesset, quoted in Amnon Kapeliouk, 'Begin and the "Beasts"', New Statesman, 25 June 1982 "in our political argument abroad, we minimize Arab opposition to us, but let us not ignore the truth among ourselves we are the aggressors and they defend themselves" --Ben Gurion 1938 "Israel should have exploited the repression of the demonstrations in China, when world attention focused on that country, to carry out mass expulsions among the Arabs of the territories." --Benyamin Netanyahu, then Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister, former Prime Minister of Israel, tells students at Bar Ilan University, From the Israeli journal Hotam, November 24, 1989. "We should prepare to go over to the offensive. Our aim is to smash Lebanon, Trans-Jordan, and Syria. The weak point is Lebanon, for the Moselem regime is artificial and easy for us to undermine. We shall establish a Christian state there, and then we will smash the Arab Legion, eliminate Trans-Jordan; Syria will fall to us. We then bomb and move on and take Port Said, Alexandria and Sinai." -David Ben-Gurion, May 1948, to the General Staff. From Ben-Gurion, A Biography, by Michael Ben-Zohar, Delacorte, New York 1978. "...if people become accustomed to the large figure and we are actually obliged to accept the return of the refugees, we may find it difficult, when faced with hordes of claimants, to convince the world that not all of these formerly lived in Israeli territory. It would, in any event, seem desirable to minimize the numbers...than otherwise." --Israeli official Arthur Lourie in a letter to Walter Eytan, director general of the Israeli Foreign Ministry (ISA FM 2564/22). From Benny Morris, "The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem 1947-49", p. 297.C "The only good Arab is a dead Arab." --Israeli General Rafael Eitan "We abroad are used to believing that Eretz Israel is now almost totally desolate, a desert that is not sowed, and that anyone who wishes to purchase land there may come and purchase as much as he desires. But in truth this is not the case. Throughout the country it is difficult to find fields that are not sowed. Only sand dunes and stony mountains that are not fir to grow anything but fruit trees-and this only after hard labor and great expense of clearing and reclaimation- only these are not cultivated." [the Zionists] treat the Arabs with hostility and cruelty, deprive them of their rights, offend them without cause, and even boast of these deeds. If this is the 'Messiah', then I do not wish to see his coming." --Asher Ginsberg (Ahad Ha=am) 1891 "Everybody has to move, run and grab as many hilltops as they can to enlarge the settlements because everything we take now will stay ours... Everything we don't grab will go to them." --Ariel Sharon, then Israeli Foreign Minister, addressing a meeting of militants from the extreme right-wing Tsomet Party, Agence France Presse, November 15, 1998. "Between ourselves it must be clear that there is no room for both peoples together in this country. We shall not achieve our goal if the Arabs are in this small country. There is no other way than to transfer the Arabs from here to neighboring countries - all of them. Not one village, not one tribe should be left." -Joseph Weitz, head of the Jewish Agency's Colonization Department in 1940. From "A Solution to the Refugee Problem" by Joseph Weitz, Davar, September 29, 1967, cited in Uri Davis and Norton Mevinsky, eds., Documents from Israel, 1967-1973, p.21. "It is the duty of Israeli leaders to explain to public opinion, clearly and courageously, a certain number of facts that are forgotten with time. The first of these is that there is no Zionism, colonization or Jewish State without the eviction of the Arabs and the expropriation of their lands." -Yoram Bar Porath, Yediot Aahronot, of 14 July 1972. "After we become a strong force as the result of the creation of the state, we shall abolish partition and expand to the whole of Palestine. The state will only be a stage in the realization of Zionism and its task is to prepare the ground for our expansion. The state will have to preserve order - not by preaching but with machine guns." -David Ben-Gurion, 1938. "There is, however, a difficulty from which the Zionist dares not avert his eyes, though he rarely likes to face it. Palestine proper has already its inhabitants." -Israel Zangwill, The Voice of Jerusalem, London, 1920, p. 88. "We must expel Arabs and take their places." -David Ben Gurion, future Prime Minister of Israel, 1937, Ben Gurion and the Palestine Arabs, Oxford University Press, 1985. "Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages. You do not even know the names of these Arab villages, and I do not blame you because geography books no longer exist. Not only do the books not exist, the Arab villages are not there either. Nahlal arose in the place of Mahlul; Kibbutz Gvat in the place of Jibta; Kibbutz Sarid in the place of Huneifis; and Kefar Yehushua in the place of Tal al-Shuman. There is not a single place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population." -Moshe Dayan, address to the Technion, Haifa, reported in Haaretz, April 4, 1969 "Spirit the penniless population across the frontier by denying it employment... Both the process of expropriation and the removal of the poor must be carried out discreetly and circumspectly." -Theodore Herzl, founder of the World Zionist Organization, speaking of the Arabs of Palestine, Complete Diaries, June 12, 1895 entry. "We should instruct American Jewry to mobilize half a billion dollars in order that Iraq and Saudi Arabia will absorb the Palestinian Arabs. There is no choice: the Arabs must make room for the Jews in Eretz Yisrael. If it was possible to transfer the Baltic Peoples it is also possible to move the Palestinian Arabs." -Vladimir Jabotinsky, founder of Revisionist Zionism (precursor of Likud), November 1939. "There are some who believe that the non-Jewish population, even in a high percentage, within our borders will be more effectively under our surveillance; and there are some who believe the contrary, i.e., that it is easier to carry out surveillance over the activities of a neighbor than over those of a tenant. [I] tend to support the latter view and have an additional argument:...the need to sustain the character of the state which will henceforth be Jewish...with a non-Jewish minority limited to 15 percent. I had already reached this fundamental position as early as 1940 [and] it is entered in my diary." --Joseph Weitz, head of the Jewish Agency's Colonization Department. From Israel: an Apartheid State by Uri Davis, p.5. "a piece of s**t posing as human beings" -Slate columnist Scott Shuger describing Palestinians Israel can act with impunity because we have the Anti-Defamation League and Yad Vashem and the Holocaust Museum." -Haaretz columnist Ari Shavit "Jews would have been less than human had they eschewed any notion of superiority altogether." "It is extraordinarily difficult for American Jews to expunge the sense of superiority altogether however much they may try to suppress it." -Charles Silberman, A Certain People An American Jewish child inherits no body of law, no body of learning and no language, and finally no lord but a kind of psychology: and that psychology can be translated in three words: 'Jews are better.' -Philip Roth After June of 1967 Israel became the religion of American Jews. - Norman Podhoretz, Breaking Ranks "If we are going to admit claims on conquest thousands of years ago, the whole world will have to be turned upside down." -Lord Sydenham, Hansard, House of Lords, 21 June 1922 "If this is Palestine and not the land of Israel, then you are conquerors and not tillers of the land. You are invaders. If this is Palestine then it belongs to a people who lived here before you came." -Israeli military fanatic Menachem Begin to Israelis ---------------------------------------- Anything forbidden to be questioned must be held suspect by thinking people, and the more that criticism is suppressed, the more dangerous the possibilities for the world, and not just the suppressors. -Frank Scott, “War of the Words”

Mordechai Vanunu

SOME QUOTES ON ISRAEL BY JEWS "If I was an Arab leader I would never make peace with Israel. That is natural: we have taken their country." -David Ben Gurion, quoted in The Jewish Paradox, by Nahum Goldmann, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1978, p. 99. "We must do everything to ensure they [the Palestinian refugees] never do return" --David Ben-Gurion, in his diary, 18 July 1948, quoted in Michael Bar Zohar's Ben-Gurion: the Armed Prophet, Prentice-Hall, 1967, p. 157. "A national home for the Jewish people is not equivalent to making Palestine into a Jewish State.." "nor can the erection of such a Jewish State be accomplished without the gravest trespass upon the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine." "the initial claim, often submitted by Zionists representatives, that they have a 'right' to Palestine, based on an occupation two thousand years ago, can hardly be seriously considered.' --Woodrow Wilson=s King-Crane Commission report "It's not as though there was a Palestinian people and we came and threw them out and took their country away from them. They did not exist." --Golda Meir 1969 "What is the difference between the way in which the Jewish people struggles to remain what it is in the midst of a non-Jewish population, and the way the Afrikaners try to stay what they are?" Henry Katzew, "South Africa: a Country Without Friends", Die Transvaler, quoted by R. Stevens in Zionism, South Africa and Apartheid. "The Palestinians are beasts walking on two legs." --Menahim Begin, speech to the Knesset, quoted in Amnon Kapeliouk, 'Begin and the "Beasts"', New Statesman, 25 June 1982 "in our political argument abroad, we minimize Arab opposition to us, but let us not ignore the truth among ourselves we are the aggressors and they defend themselves" --Ben Gurion 1938 "Israel should have exploited the repression of the demonstrations in China, when world attention focused on that country, to carry out mass expulsions among the Arabs of the territories." --Benyamin Netanyahu, then Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister, former Prime Minister of Israel, tells students at Bar Ilan University, From the Israeli journal Hotam, November 24, 1989. "We should prepare to go over to the offensive. Our aim is to smash Lebanon, Trans-Jordan, and Syria. The weak point is Lebanon, for the Moselem regime is artificial and easy for us to undermine. We shall establish a Christian state there, and then we will smash the Arab Legion, eliminate Trans-Jordan; Syria will fall to us. We then bomb and move on and take Port Said, Alexandria and Sinai." -David Ben-Gurion, May 1948, to the General Staff. From Ben-Gurion, A Biography, by Michael Ben-Zohar, Delacorte, New York 1978. "...if people become accustomed to the large figure and we are actually obliged to accept the return of the refugees, we may find it difficult, when faced with hordes of claimants, to convince the world that not all of these formerly lived in Israeli territory. It would, in any event, seem desirable to minimize the numbers...than otherwise." --Israeli official Arthur Lourie in a letter to Walter Eytan, director general of the Israeli Foreign Ministry (ISA FM 2564/22). From Benny Morris, "The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem 1947-49", p. 297.C "The only good Arab is a dead Arab." --Israeli General Rafael Eitan "We abroad are used to believing that Eretz Israel is now almost totally desolate, a desert that is not sowed, and that anyone who wishes to purchase land there may come and purchase as much as he desires. But in truth this is not the case. Throughout the country it is difficult to find fields that are not sowed. Only sand dunes and stony mountains that are not fir to grow anything but fruit trees-and this only after hard labor and great expense of clearing and reclaimation- only these are not cultivated." [the Zionists] treat the Arabs with hostility and cruelty, deprive them of their rights, offend them without cause, and even boast of these deeds. If this is the 'Messiah', then I do not wish to see his coming." --Asher Ginsberg (Ahad Ha=am) 1891 "Everybody has to move, run and grab as many hilltops as they can to enlarge the settlements because everything we take now will stay ours... Everything we don't grab will go to them." --Ariel Sharon, then Israeli Foreign Minister, addressing a meeting of militants from the extreme right-wing Tsomet Party, Agence France Presse, November 15, 1998. "Between ourselves it must be clear that there is no room for both peoples together in this country. We shall not achieve our goal if the Arabs are in this small country. There is no other way than to transfer the Arabs from here to neighboring countries - all of them. Not one village, not one tribe should be left." -Joseph Weitz, head of the Jewish Agency's Colonization Department in 1940. From "A Solution to the Refugee Problem" by Joseph Weitz, Davar, September 29, 1967, cited in Uri Davis and Norton Mevinsky, eds., Documents from Israel, 1967-1973, p.21. "It is the duty of Israeli leaders to explain to public opinion, clearly and courageously, a certain number of facts that are forgotten with time. The first of these is that there is no Zionism, colonization or Jewish State without the eviction of the Arabs and the expropriation of their lands." -Yoram Bar Porath, Yediot Aahronot, of 14 July 1972. "After we become a strong force as the result of the creation of the state, we shall abolish partition and expand to the whole of Palestine. The state will only be a stage in the realization of Zionism and its task is to prepare the ground for our expansion. The state will have to preserve order - not by preaching but with machine guns." -David Ben-Gurion, 1938. "There is, however, a difficulty from which the Zionist dares not avert his eyes, though he rarely likes to face it. Palestine proper has already its inhabitants." -Israel Zangwill, The Voice of Jerusalem, London, 1920, p. 88. "We must expel Arabs and take their places." -David Ben Gurion, future Prime Minister of Israel, 1937, Ben Gurion and the Palestine Arabs, Oxford University Press, 1985. "Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages. You do not even know the names of these Arab villages, and I do not blame you because geography books no longer exist. Not only do the books not exist, the Arab villages are not there either. Nahlal arose in the place of Mahlul; Kibbutz Gvat in the place of Jibta; Kibbutz Sarid in the place of Huneifis; and Kefar Yehushua in the place of Tal al-Shuman. There is not a single place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population." -Moshe Dayan, address to the Technion, Haifa, reported in Haaretz, April 4, 1969 "Spirit the penniless population across the frontier by denying it employment... Both the process of expropriation and the removal of the poor must be carried out discreetly and circumspectly." -Theodore Herzl, founder of the World Zionist Organization, speaking of the Arabs of Palestine, Complete Diaries, June 12, 1895 entry. "We should instruct American Jewry to mobilize half a billion dollars in order that Iraq and Saudi Arabia will absorb the Palestinian Arabs. There is no choice: the Arabs must make room for the Jews in Eretz Yisrael. If it was possible to transfer the Baltic Peoples it is also possible to move the Palestinian Arabs." -Vladimir Jabotinsky, founder of Revisionist Zionism (precursor of Likud), November 1939. "There are some who believe that the non-Jewish population, even in a high percentage, within our borders will be more effectively under our surveillance; and there are some who believe the contrary, i.e., that it is easier to carry out surveillance over the activities of a neighbor than over those of a tenant. [I] tend to support the latter view and have an additional argument:...the need to sustain the character of the state which will henceforth be Jewish...with a non-Jewish minority limited to 15 percent. I had already reached this fundamental position as early as 1940 [and] it is entered in my diary." --Joseph Weitz, head of the Jewish Agency's Colonization Department. From Israel: an Apartheid State by Uri Davis, p.5. "a piece of s**t posing as human beings" -Slate columnist Scott Shuger describing Palestinians Israel can act with impunity because we have the Anti-Defamation League and Yad Vashem and the Holocaust Museum." -Haaretz columnist Ari Shavit "Jews would have been less than human had they eschewed any notion of superiority altogether." "It is extraordinarily difficult for American Jews to expunge the sense of superiority altogether however much they may try to suppress it." -Charles Silberman, A Certain People An American Jewish child inherits no body of law, no body of learning and no language, and finally no lord but a kind of psychology: and that psychology can be translated in three words: 'Jews are better.' -Philip Roth After June of 1967 Israel became the religion of American Jews. - Norman Podhoretz, Breaking Ranks "If we are going to admit claims on conquest thousands of years ago, the whole world will have to be turned upside down." -Lord Sydenham, Hansard, House of Lords, 21 June 1922 "If this is Palestine and not the land of Israel, then you are conquerors and not tillers of the land. You are invaders. If this is Palestine then it belongs to a people who lived here before you came." -Israeli military fanatic Menachem Begin to Israelis ---------------------------------------- Anything forbidden to be questioned must be held suspect by thinking people, and the more that criticism is suppressed, the more dangerous the possibilities for the world, and not just the suppressors. -Frank Scott, “War of the Words”

gilad

thumbs up to adbuster for coming up with this brave article... You guys might also be interested in the Palestinian BDS movement... http://www.bdsmovement.net/ It's gaining ground... and starting to bite: http://www.greenleft.org.au/2009/794/40892

gilad

thumbs up to adbuster for coming up with this brave article... You guys might also be interested in the Palestinian BDS movement... http://www.bdsmovement.net/ It's gaining ground... and starting to bite: http://www.greenleft.org.au/2009/794/40892

Chana M.

Comparing Gaza to the Warsaw Ghetto is blatantly anti-Semitic. No matter - we know you're all out there, you've BEEN out there for over 2000 years - and we're still here. You can print all you like, it won't change a thing. Gaza will fester like a stinking sore until these people accept the reality of a permanent Jewish state. And I'm tired of fighting you Jew-haters - I'm already planning to move myself and family to the State of Israel next year. Tired of fighting anti-Semitism from outside Israel's borders when we can be far more effective fighting y'all from within. Meanwhile, let the blood flow in Gaza - to the Gazans, it's cheap - so why cry over it.

Chana M.

Comparing Gaza to the Warsaw Ghetto is blatantly anti-Semitic. No matter - we know you're all out there, you've BEEN out there for over 2000 years - and we're still here. You can print all you like, it won't change a thing. Gaza will fester like a stinking sore until these people accept the reality of a permanent Jewish state. And I'm tired of fighting you Jew-haters - I'm already planning to move myself and family to the State of Israel next year. Tired of fighting anti-Semitism from outside Israel's borders when we can be far more effective fighting y'all from within. Meanwhile, let the blood flow in Gaza - to the Gazans, it's cheap - so why cry over it.

Anonymous

This is such garbage - I have lost complete respect for AdBusters. There's a very true statement that sums everything up: "If the Palestinians didn't have weapons, there would be peace. If Israel didn't have weapons, there would be no Israel."

Anonymous

This is such garbage - I have lost complete respect for AdBusters. There's a very true statement that sums everything up: "If the Palestinians didn't have weapons, there would be peace. If Israel didn't have weapons, there would be no Israel."

Anonymous

genocide of the Palestinian people? Do you even know what the word genocide means? do you know that nearly ALL of the civilian deaths in Gaza occur because of Hamas’ documented policy of using women and children as human shields? do you know that in contravention to the most basic tenets of human decency they place missiles and missile launchers inside schools, that they hide among families and in hospitals in order specifically to generate the kinds of images and world “sympathy” that you, Ramon, are responding to? You are talking about a culture of martyrdom that literally believes the value of small children dying as martyrs is preferable to living? this doesn’t just occur in Gaza— it happens routinely in Iraq and Afghanistan and Pakistan where the militants ask mothers to walk into marketplaces holding the hands of small children who are outfitted with bomb belts. Please… do a LITTLE research instead of spouting the ridiculous rhetoric you pick up from people holding posters at rallies.

Anonymous

genocide of the Palestinian people? Do you even know what the word genocide means? do you know that nearly ALL of the civilian deaths in Gaza occur because of Hamas’ documented policy of using women and children as human shields? do you know that in contravention to the most basic tenets of human decency they place missiles and missile launchers inside schools, that they hide among families and in hospitals in order specifically to generate the kinds of images and world “sympathy” that you, Ramon, are responding to? You are talking about a culture of martyrdom that literally believes the value of small children dying as martyrs is preferable to living? this doesn’t just occur in Gaza— it happens routinely in Iraq and Afghanistan and Pakistan where the militants ask mothers to walk into marketplaces holding the hands of small children who are outfitted with bomb belts. Please… do a LITTLE research instead of spouting the ridiculous rhetoric you pick up from people holding posters at rallies.

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