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Military force is an option that our people resort to because nothing else works.
Hamas

A Brief History of Revolution

With every threat to me, I feel proud that I am a bone in the enemy’s throat. When the enemy chases me, threatens me and tries to assassinate me, it makes me feel that I am walking, thanks be to God, on the right path.

People who want the liberation of their land, self-determination, independence and freedom from occupation must be patient. They have no choice other than sacrifice and resistance. Our people are noble and have practiced this for dozens of years and will continue to do so.

Military force is an option that our people resort to because nothing else works. Israel’s conduct and the collusion of the international community, whether through silence or indifference or actual embroilment, vindicate armed resistance. We would love to see this conflict resolved peacefully. If occupation were to come to an end and our people enabled to exercise self-determination in their homeland, there would then be no need for any use of force.

Khaled Meshal, Damascus-based leader of Hamas


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meir khane

What part of this don't you understand?

"We must use TERROR, ASSASSINATION, INTIMIDATION, LAND CONFISCATION, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population."
-Joseph Weitz, head of the Jewish Agency's Colonization Department.

or this:

"The blood of the Jewish people is loved by the Lord; it is therefore redder and their life is preferable...The killing by a Jew of a non-Jew, i.e. a Palestinian, is considered essentially a good deed, and Jews should therefore have no compunction about it."
-Yitzhak Ginsburg, "Five General Religious Duties Which Lie Behind the Act of the Saintly, Late Rabbi Baruch Goldstein, May his Blood be Avenged":

We came to this country which was already populated by Arabs, and we are establishing a Hebrew, that is, a Jewish state here. 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 those geography books no longer exist. Not only do the books not exist, the Arab villages are not there either. Nahalal arose in the place of Malalul; Givat in the place of Jibta; Sarid in the place of Haneifa, and Kfar Yehoshua in the place of Tell Shamon. There is not one place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population.
--Moshe Dayan, addressing the Technion, Haifa (Haaretz, April 4th, 1969)

or this:

"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 Moslem 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, prime-minister of the provisional government of Israel, speaking before the IMF general staff during the 1948 war

or this:

"... it is the duty of the [Israeli] leadership to explain to the public a number of truths. One truth is that there is no Zionism, no settlement, and no Jewish state without evacuating Arabs, and without expropriating lands and their fencing off." -- Yesha'ayahu Ben-Porat, (Yedi'ot Aharonot 07/14/1972)

or this:

"We shall try to spirit the penniless population across the border by procuring employment for it in the transit countries, while denying it any employment in our own country .... expropriation and the removal of the poor must be carried out discreetly and circumspectly." -- Theodore Herzl (from Rafael Patai, Ed. The Complete Diaries of Theodore Herzl, Vol I)

I know this will hurt your ego little Zionazi but try to deal with it. You've been bested. Good night little fella. Sleep it off.

meir khane

What part of this don't you understand?

"We must use TERROR, ASSASSINATION, INTIMIDATION, LAND CONFISCATION, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population."
-Joseph Weitz, head of the Jewish Agency's Colonization Department.

or this:

"The blood of the Jewish people is loved by the Lord; it is therefore redder and their life is preferable...The killing by a Jew of a non-Jew, i.e. a Palestinian, is considered essentially a good deed, and Jews should therefore have no compunction about it."
-Yitzhak Ginsburg, "Five General Religious Duties Which Lie Behind the Act of the Saintly, Late Rabbi Baruch Goldstein, May his Blood be Avenged":

We came to this country which was already populated by Arabs, and we are establishing a Hebrew, that is, a Jewish state here. 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 those geography books no longer exist. Not only do the books not exist, the Arab villages are not there either. Nahalal arose in the place of Malalul; Givat in the place of Jibta; Sarid in the place of Haneifa, and Kfar Yehoshua in the place of Tell Shamon. There is not one place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population.
--Moshe Dayan, addressing the Technion, Haifa (Haaretz, April 4th, 1969)

or this:

"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 Moslem 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, prime-minister of the provisional government of Israel, speaking before the IMF general staff during the 1948 war

or this:

"... it is the duty of the [Israeli] leadership to explain to the public a number of truths. One truth is that there is no Zionism, no settlement, and no Jewish state without evacuating Arabs, and without expropriating lands and their fencing off." -- Yesha'ayahu Ben-Porat, (Yedi'ot Aharonot 07/14/1972)

or this:

"We shall try to spirit the penniless population across the border by procuring employment for it in the transit countries, while denying it any employment in our own country .... expropriation and the removal of the poor must be carried out discreetly and circumspectly." -- Theodore Herzl (from Rafael Patai, Ed. The Complete Diaries of Theodore Herzl, Vol I)

I know this will hurt your ego little Zionazi but try to deal with it. You've been bested. Good night little fella. Sleep it off.

Down with Capitalism

Media Monitors (http://www.mediamonitors.net)

An article archived on the Media Monitors Web site is filled with questionable assertions and bogus quotes (some of which were debunked in Part I.) The following quote (which also appears on the MIFTAH Web site) was attributed to Israeli Northern District Commissioner Israel Koenig, supposedly from his controversial report on Israeli Arabs in Galilee:

We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population.

Source given: Cited in Lustick, Ian, Arabs in the Jewish State, University of Texas Press, Texas, 1980.

Investigation: Neither the source given (Ian Lustick's Arabs in the Jewish State) nor the actual report itself contains any mention of "terror, assassination, intimidation or land confiscation".

The Koenig Report or “memorandum” as it is sometimes referred to, was a private document of recommendations written in 1975 by civil servant Israel Koenig, the Interior Ministry’s official in charge of the Galilee, to alter the demographic balance of the region in favor of the Jews. The recommendations were rejected by then Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin, denounced by senior Cabinet ministers and rued by then foreign minister Yigal Alon who expressed great regret that the recommendations were ever written. It provoked controversy within Israel after being leaked to Al Hamishmar, the publication of Israel’s Marxist party, Mapam. Koenig’s recommendations included expanding and strengthening Israel’s Jewish presence in the Galilee, applying legal consequences to Arabs expressing hostility toward the state and Zionism, enforcing tax collection from the Arab sector, cutting family subsidies to Arabs with large families, eliminating preferential acceptance of Arabs into Israeli universities, channeling Arab students into studying the physical and natural sciences rather than humanities, and encouraging young Arabs to study abroad and emigrate. As controversial as Koenig’s proposals were at the time, however, there was absolutely no suggestion of using "terror," "assassination," "intimidation" or "land confiscations."

Summary: Fabricated quote, false source
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Hello,
Many of the quotes you've posted appear to be false or unverifiable.
I however, agree wholeheartedly with the fact that the Palestinians have been abused by the right wing Zionist government of Israel. Yet the problem is not Israel itself but the cabal of greedy capitalist upper-upper class (AKA "Old Money") who use their power to control Israel's actions. The vast majority of Israelites are peaceful, the problem is the amoral parasites who rules over them. The Palestinians will have a home when the government of Israel is replaced with people who value human beings over money. A new, more human political party must be elected and accept (A) granting ALL Palestinians and people of Palestinian origin, citizen status in Israel - thus resulting in Palestinian politicians in Israel and, (B) a two-state solution with half of Israel given to the Palestinians.

Down with Capitalism

Media Monitors (http://www.mediamonitors.net)

An article archived on the Media Monitors Web site is filled with questionable assertions and bogus quotes (some of which were debunked in Part I.) The following quote (which also appears on the MIFTAH Web site) was attributed to Israeli Northern District Commissioner Israel Koenig, supposedly from his controversial report on Israeli Arabs in Galilee:

We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population.

Source given: Cited in Lustick, Ian, Arabs in the Jewish State, University of Texas Press, Texas, 1980.

Investigation: Neither the source given (Ian Lustick's Arabs in the Jewish State) nor the actual report itself contains any mention of "terror, assassination, intimidation or land confiscation".

The Koenig Report or “memorandum” as it is sometimes referred to, was a private document of recommendations written in 1975 by civil servant Israel Koenig, the Interior Ministry’s official in charge of the Galilee, to alter the demographic balance of the region in favor of the Jews. The recommendations were rejected by then Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin, denounced by senior Cabinet ministers and rued by then foreign minister Yigal Alon who expressed great regret that the recommendations were ever written. It provoked controversy within Israel after being leaked to Al Hamishmar, the publication of Israel’s Marxist party, Mapam. Koenig’s recommendations included expanding and strengthening Israel’s Jewish presence in the Galilee, applying legal consequences to Arabs expressing hostility toward the state and Zionism, enforcing tax collection from the Arab sector, cutting family subsidies to Arabs with large families, eliminating preferential acceptance of Arabs into Israeli universities, channeling Arab students into studying the physical and natural sciences rather than humanities, and encouraging young Arabs to study abroad and emigrate. As controversial as Koenig’s proposals were at the time, however, there was absolutely no suggestion of using "terror," "assassination," "intimidation" or "land confiscations."

Summary: Fabricated quote, false source
---------------------------------------------------------------------

Hello,
Many of the quotes you've posted appear to be false or unverifiable.
I however, agree wholeheartedly with the fact that the Palestinians have been abused by the right wing Zionist government of Israel. Yet the problem is not Israel itself but the cabal of greedy capitalist upper-upper class (AKA "Old Money") who use their power to control Israel's actions. The vast majority of Israelites are peaceful, the problem is the amoral parasites who rules over them. The Palestinians will have a home when the government of Israel is replaced with people who value human beings over money. A new, more human political party must be elected and accept (A) granting ALL Palestinians and people of Palestinian origin, citizen status in Israel - thus resulting in Palestinian politicians in Israel and, (B) a two-state solution with half of Israel given to the Palestinians.

Down with Capitalism

My apologies,

In my first post I put "and, (B) a two-state solution with half of Israel given to the Palestinians." I meant to post "or, (B).."

Down with Capitalism

My apologies,

In my first post I put "and, (B) a two-state solution with half of Israel given to the Palestinians." I meant to post "or, (B).."

Anonymous

two state solution is a ruse bubs. It's been engineered by the very cabal you mention. abandon two-state.
Tear down the wall! Tear down the wall! Tear down the wall!.....

Anonymous

two state solution is a ruse bubs. It's been engineered by the very cabal you mention. abandon two-state.
Tear down the wall! Tear down the wall! Tear down the wall!.....

Desmond Tutu

Dear Down with Capitalism,

How quaint of you to offer this withered olive branch in effort to obfuscate the deeper crime that you are completely in support of: the theft of Palestine by white people from Europe.
Lets not attempt to leverage more real estate for your egregious, plainly racist world view by coughing up flimsy platitudes about the "common humanity" as you make that hands coming together gesture for the audience while shooting a sly wink over to the Zionist death machine off stage that you wheel about in it's creaky wheelchair.

First, this is Adbusters so it goes without saying that we are all anti-capitalist - if we must use such simplistic terminology. No real need to state the obvious there either.

The quotes that you take issue with are repeated in many sources and you're invited to do just teeny bit more research before you so boldly announce that that they are fraudulent and that your supposed "source" is somehow legitimate against all others. Perhaps a good starting place for you would be the book "The Holocaust Industry" by the venerable Norman Finkelstein. I'm sure any issue you have with his sources you can take up with him though I doubt very much you find either much error or any converts to your platform who can hold their own against the likes of Finkelstein.
If you have done even a bacterium of real research into the serious problems that the above quotes present for the project of Zionism, Zionist sympathizers such as yourself and "Israel" in general you would have naturally found much, much worse quotes in abundance from sources that would no doubt meet with your alleged intellectual integrity: namely classic Jewish sources such as Haartez, New York Times, Chomsky, even arch zionists like Morris or Friedman and so on and so on blah, blah, blah. Knock yourself out to be sure.
But please spare us your rhetorical good-cop routine with all this bullshit about how much you want a society where all people are respected if only those pesky brown people will get down on their knees and suck a little more than they already have. Such a happy, happy, egalitarian world where the rapist only rapes the victim every OTHER day. Yay!
Spare us cowboy alright?

Furthermore your big compromise two state solution that all you "Israelis" whine about is actually the best you Zionists can hope for. What would be much more of a realization of justice and reparation would be a one-state solution. Which is not only more equitable but it's becoming more realistic by simple virtue of the fact that the Zionist Death Machine renders any meaningful two state solution impossible with each passing day - by design of course..

Regardless. Either way your fucked. You really are. The percentage of Arabs WITHIN "Israel" itself is growing exponentially at a rate that will be "uncontainable" within a generation (love that they will literally fuck their way to victory). Simultaneously the legitimacy of Zionism erodes at an ever increasing pace seemingly in correlation to the more and more heinous war-crimes they commit every day that the rest of the world - thanks in no small measure to the work of people like Adbusters - becomes infuriated with.

"Israel" has the misfortune (call it destiny) of being a negative brand. Hence it's focus in places like this very magazine. Naturally it tries desperately and spends lavishly (the U.S tax payers money) to attempt to defeat the dreadful smell of "uncool" from it's fallen brand. But it is never successful and ultimately this is it's undoing.

There is nothing you can present that can save this defeated brand you who are Down with Capitalism - it's too late. The cat's out of the bag. This is the post-Google era and your silly nonsense will no longer fly.

You can't be partially against Apartheid and partially against war-crime and partially against genocide. Anything less than complete abandonment from Zionist Apartheid colonialism and resounding reparations for the Palestinians, Lebanese, and Syrians will not work. Quit trying to sell us your watered down racism.

And please study the elders of your tribe: the Chomskys and Finkelsteins, the Zinns and Greens -they will set you right my fellow human. They will redeem your Jewish narrative from the pernicious clutches of those who have cast their dreadful spell over your worthy young mind.

Desmond Tutu

Dear Down with Capitalism,

How quaint of you to offer this withered olive branch in effort to obfuscate the deeper crime that you are completely in support of: the theft of Palestine by white people from Europe.
Lets not attempt to leverage more real estate for your egregious, plainly racist world view by coughing up flimsy platitudes about the "common humanity" as you make that hands coming together gesture for the audience while shooting a sly wink over to the Zionist death machine off stage that you wheel about in it's creaky wheelchair.

First, this is Adbusters so it goes without saying that we are all anti-capitalist - if we must use such simplistic terminology. No real need to state the obvious there either.

The quotes that you take issue with are repeated in many sources and you're invited to do just teeny bit more research before you so boldly announce that that they are fraudulent and that your supposed "source" is somehow legitimate against all others. Perhaps a good starting place for you would be the book "The Holocaust Industry" by the venerable Norman Finkelstein. I'm sure any issue you have with his sources you can take up with him though I doubt very much you find either much error or any converts to your platform who can hold their own against the likes of Finkelstein.
If you have done even a bacterium of real research into the serious problems that the above quotes present for the project of Zionism, Zionist sympathizers such as yourself and "Israel" in general you would have naturally found much, much worse quotes in abundance from sources that would no doubt meet with your alleged intellectual integrity: namely classic Jewish sources such as Haartez, New York Times, Chomsky, even arch zionists like Morris or Friedman and so on and so on blah, blah, blah. Knock yourself out to be sure.
But please spare us your rhetorical good-cop routine with all this bullshit about how much you want a society where all people are respected if only those pesky brown people will get down on their knees and suck a little more than they already have. Such a happy, happy, egalitarian world where the rapist only rapes the victim every OTHER day. Yay!
Spare us cowboy alright?

Furthermore your big compromise two state solution that all you "Israelis" whine about is actually the best you Zionists can hope for. What would be much more of a realization of justice and reparation would be a one-state solution. Which is not only more equitable but it's becoming more realistic by simple virtue of the fact that the Zionist Death Machine renders any meaningful two state solution impossible with each passing day - by design of course..

Regardless. Either way your fucked. You really are. The percentage of Arabs WITHIN "Israel" itself is growing exponentially at a rate that will be "uncontainable" within a generation (love that they will literally fuck their way to victory). Simultaneously the legitimacy of Zionism erodes at an ever increasing pace seemingly in correlation to the more and more heinous war-crimes they commit every day that the rest of the world - thanks in no small measure to the work of people like Adbusters - becomes infuriated with.

"Israel" has the misfortune (call it destiny) of being a negative brand. Hence it's focus in places like this very magazine. Naturally it tries desperately and spends lavishly (the U.S tax payers money) to attempt to defeat the dreadful smell of "uncool" from it's fallen brand. But it is never successful and ultimately this is it's undoing.

There is nothing you can present that can save this defeated brand you who are Down with Capitalism - it's too late. The cat's out of the bag. This is the post-Google era and your silly nonsense will no longer fly.

You can't be partially against Apartheid and partially against war-crime and partially against genocide. Anything less than complete abandonment from Zionist Apartheid colonialism and resounding reparations for the Palestinians, Lebanese, and Syrians will not work. Quit trying to sell us your watered down racism.

And please study the elders of your tribe: the Chomskys and Finkelsteins, the Zinns and Greens -they will set you right my fellow human. They will redeem your Jewish narrative from the pernicious clutches of those who have cast their dreadful spell over your worthy young mind.

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