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Jewish band celebrates goy baby sacrifice for satan

Posted in Etc. with tags , , , on March 29, 2009 by The 800 Pound Gorilla

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March 17, 2009

As a university student in the early 1990s, I fantasized about a Jewish metal band. Not a metal band with Jewish members (there have been plenty of those) but a metal band that drew on Jewish symbols and took delight in their transgression, just as other metal bands twisted and subverted Christian symbolism. My friend Saul (a guitarist) and me (a bassist) formed an imaginary band, Death Matzo, who would celebrate the murder of Christian children to provide blood to make unleavened bread. The idea remained a fantasy not just due to the fact that we couldn’t find a drummer who shared it, but also because the idea was so silly, unlikely and offensive that it was better it stayed within our fertile imaginations.

Yet, in the last few years, my fantasy of Jewish metal has been realised. In Israel, bands like Orphaned Land, Desert, Amaseffer and Arallu have explored Jewish musical and lyrical themes in novel and interesting ways. Elsewhere, Jewish metal is rarer and more underground but if you look hard you find strange projects like the Lubavitch black metal of Schneerson (I kid you not) and the dodgy “Ju Metal” shtick of David Lazzar (The ‘Rocking Rabbi’). Now though, a newly released Jewish metal CD bears the unprecedented imprimatur of the cutting edge of the musical and Jewish world – Black Shabbis, by Jamie Saft.

Jamie Saft Black Shabbis is released by John Zorn’s Tzadik label. It was only a matter of time before the label put out a CD like this. Zorn himself has flirted with extreme metal on his Painkiller project (which featured ex-Napalm Death drummer Mick Harris) and some of his Electric Masada work with Marc Ribot explores the outer limits of guitar noise music. Saft himself is the kind of prolific polymath that the downtown NY Jewish music scene adores, responsible for a host of film music, jazz and way-out -there recordings with a bewildering array of collaborators. In this respect, Black Shabbis is not the product of a metal band rooted in the metal scene, but of a one-off project that sets out to explore a particular aesthetic. Most of the music is played by Saft himself, with a small group of guest artists on some of the tracks (including Mr Bungle bassist Trevor Dunn).

Saft has clearly been thinking along the lines that I was when I fantasised about Death Matzo – except of course he has the ability and seriousness to see it through. The vocabulary of metal is rooted in a fascination with the dark side, with western Christian civilization’s rich and lurid imaginations of evil.Yet the dyad Christ – Satan that is repeatedly explored and transgressed in metal culture (and particularly in black (Satanic) metal) is constructed without reference to the deep-rooted association of Jews with the devil. Jews rarely appear in the metal mythos and when they do it is in the marginal National Socialist black metal scene, whose proponents ironically associate Jews with Christianity. So there is a rich vein of symbolism and mythology that awaits any Jewish metal musician brave enough to mine it.

The cover of Black Shabbis makes the association of Jews with diabolism explicit: a winged goat-headed man with burning red eyes sports a star of David on his forehead. The 9 tracks delve into the dark side of Jewish history. The CD has no lyrics sheet and in any case some of the songs don’t have words, however the inlay sleeve does print a short paragraph describing the themes and sources of inspiration for the songs. I was immediately drawn to the track ‘Blood’, which unlike Death Matzo does not celebrate but condemns the blood libel as a ‘hideous caricature’.

Most of the album’s other tracks are explained by particular facets of anti-Semitic libels and incidents including: ‘Der Judenstein’ (a blood libel by the Grimm brothers), ‘Kielce’ (a post-war massacre of Polish Jews) and ‘The Ballad of Leo Frank’ (victim of an early twentieth century lynching in the American south). This is not the playful ‘*censored* you’ that would satirise anti-Semitism by reclaiming its most outrageous accusations that I dreamt of many years ago, and of course the CD is all the better for it. Unlike my puerile vision of Jewish metal, Saft’s is a serious exploration of the possibilities that metal music may provide for dramatising and exploring the horror of the anti-Semitism that is deep-rooted in western constructions of ‘the Jew’.

Jamie Saft, is a genius at wielding and manipulating the musical tools available in the metal armoury. Contrary to the stereotype of metal as a stock of banal clichés played by morons, metal has diversified enormously in the last three decades, creating a sophisticated and complex panoply of sounds and possibilities. Saft shows no loyalty to any one style and the tracks skip radically between influences and sub-genres: The aforementioned ‘Blood’ has a Slayer-type vibe; ‘Army Girl’ is a twisted metallic rhythm and blues with its constantly repeated line ‘you’re making me crazy’ unsettling the mix; ‘Kielce’ is a disturbingly anarchic mix of free-form drums, guitar noise and black metal screams. Saft’s metal is not the metal of Motley Crüe (not that there’s anything wrong with Motley Crüe) but the ‘hipster metal’ that has in the past few years drawn critics to reconsider this previously revised genre and praise radical metal artists like Sunn 0))), Nadja and Mastodon. In short, Black Shabbis is hipster metal for hipster Jews.

What Saft does not do though is to integrate Jewish music sources into the mix. True, opener ‘Black Shabbis – The Trail of Libels’ is a strange surf guitar piece whose Dick Dale associations vaguely recall Jewish and Middle Eastern music sources, but that’s about as far as it goes for ‘ethnic’. Not that that’s a problem, but it would be intriguing to hear Saft or another Tzadik artist metallically mutate klezmer or some other Jewish sound. For now though, Black Shabbis will provide unnerving delights for anyone like me who is as obsessed with the possibilities of the distorted guitar as they are with possibilities of Jewish identity.

The above article can be found at: Hipster Metal for Hipster Jews

Jewish band celebrates goy baby sacrifice for satan

Mossad’s Nazi-Crypto-Jew, The Movie

Posted in Etc. with tags , , on March 28, 2009 by The 800 Pound Gorilla

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June 18, 2007

When John Le Carré admitted several years ago he was a longtime agent of Britain’s intelligence services, the bestselling spy-thriller writer explained his involvement in the sort of terms you’d expect from someone who had for decades brilliantly captured boys’ spirits with a romanticized vision of espionage. “I really believed at last that I had found a cause I could serve,” Le Carré, then 69, said in a TV documentary, The Secret Centre. “I also longed for the dignity which great secrecy confers upon you.”

If great secrecy can confer dignity, it can also reap a personal harvest of great emotional wreckage. Such is the lesson of The Champagne Spy, a new documentary about one of the Mossad’s most infamous operations.

The setting is the Middle East in the early 1960s. Egypt’s ambitious leader Gamal Abdel Nasser is luring Nazi scientists to Cairo to facilitate the tyrant’s desire to build a nuclear weapon’s program. At around the same time, a dashing millionaire playboy named Wolfgang Lotz (rumored to be an ex-SS officer) arrives in Egypt and sets up a riding school and horse farm that quickly becomes the social nexus of both Egypt’s elite and their new Nazi imports.

Lotz’s real name is Major Ze’ev Gur Arie. He’s a Mossad recruit who was commander of an Israeli infantry company in the 1956 Sinai campaign. Arie’s covert identity – which gives him access to a tantalizing mix of women, wealth and intrigue – proves intoxicating, and ultimately, tragic for the Israeli wife and child he left behind.

That child, Oded Arie, finally chose to share his story (and never-before-seen family footage) with filmmaker Nadav Schirman, whose documentary is winning awards and impressing audiences on the film festival circuit.

I interviewed Nadav (a friend I met years ago during my stint at the Jerusalem Post) as he was getting ready to fly to California for the Los Angeles International Film Festival.

Did you grow up in a family with secrets?

If there were secrets they were well-kept.

I ask because for all the dramatic exceptionalism of the story, all the elements that might appeal to a spy fanboy’s doofus wonderment, Wolfgang Lutz seems emblematic of a certain segment of the post-holocaust generation, particularly those from Israel – the dysfunction borne out of a festering underbelly of familial secrets and suppressed memories, men of great resource simultaneously crippled by their unaddressed emotions, women forced into great sacrifices in the name of country and children, and so on.

For Lotz, it was even worse than what you describe. He was born in Germany in 1921. His father was a gentile, a theatre director, his mother a Jewish actress. As Hitler seized power in 1933, Lotz’s father killed himself and the desperate mother emigrated to Palestine with her son.

She dumped her son in a boarding school (Ben Shemen, with Peres and such) and tried her luck on the Habima stages. An utter narcissist obsessed with her interrupted acting career, she rarely visited him. That’s when he started to love horses.

Lotz, a German immigrant, was never quite totally a Sabra (native Israeli). His friends in the Hagana didn’t trust him completelyhe seemed like an outsider with his Aryan looks, European demeanor and German-tinged accent. That’s maybe why his military career stalled and he left the army at 40, frustrated and of course ripe for the Mossad boys to snatch him up.

Speaking of the damage secrets can wreak, you screened this in front of a group of Mossad agents. Describe to me what happened. It must’ve been fascinating to see their reactions.

No secrets: SchirmanWe screened the film, and afterwards I sat on a panel with the former Mossad psychologist whose job was to evaluate candidates and also treat all psychological hardships that come with the jobthe loneliness, the shock of alternating identities and returning home after a mission.

Imagine, you’ve been 5 years undercover, with an unlimited expense account, living high on adrenaline and adventure. Then, suddenly, you’re in a small Tel Aviv apartment and your wife is screaming at you to change the diapers. It’s a tough transition. In the movie, you see how Lotz did not handle the transition well and suffered a tragic end.

It’s hard to fathom the lives these people lead. On the panel, there was also a former agent who was captured in Iraq, tortured and imprisoned for 10 years. He talked about how it’s really true that everyone talks in the end. He said that the decisive moment during his interrogation and torture was when the Iraqis staged his hanging. They forced him to stand on a stool with a noose around his neck for 20 minutes. He thought he was going to die; he had already made his peace. That’s just a crazy situation.

At the premiere screenings in March at the DocAviFilm Festival in Tel Aviv, about a quarter of the audience was Mossad or former “Office” (that’s how they call it, “the Office”). After the panel, on my way out, I was accosted by dozens of former agents who all wanted to thank me for the film. They were open and talkative, going against everything that governs their professional life. The agents’ responses to the film were touching. It gives them a chance to talk about their bottled up emotions, discuss the personal price they paid for their service.

Jews developed a mythology about the “elite” status of certain Israeli institutions. After being herded en masse to our extermination like helpless kittens, it was a comforting, even necessary, delusion to think of, say, the IDF as invincible or the Mossad as an almost-supernatural gang of Jewish James Bonds. I, personally, reveled in the aggrandizement as a child, reading every military book, listening to every magnificent tale of heroism told by my father and his friends. And I believe it made me stronger, prouder, more confident than my American Jewish peers raised on the nebbishness of Woody Allen.

The deconstruction of those mythologies at the hands of post-Zionist literature, the latest Lebanese war, and movies like yours is a difficult phenomenon to assess. On a nostalgic, personal level I fear what it means for Israel. I’m not suggesting these stories not be told, that agitprop and myth win out over truth. It is healthy, a sign of maturation. What I’m curious about is how it affected you personally. Was it emotional knowing you were part of this effort at deconstruction? Do you think the mythology is indeed dead, and is that a good thing?

Go down, Wolfgang: Arie posing as Lotz in EgyptGood question! I approached the whole spy thing impregnated with James Bond impressions, too. I mean I always dreamt of being a spy. I grew up all over the world. My dad was a diplomat, and as a kid, we went to all these cocktail parties and embassy functions, which where fertile ground for my fantasies.

What I discovered through the making of the film is two things. One, as you can see from Lotz’s story, being an agent is a lonely and confusing job at best. The excitement, adrenaline and glamorous lifestyle seem now to be a thin veil for the grey and lonely work of information gathering. The second thing, which even took me by surprise, is that the Mossad peopleall those around Lotz’s operational unit who I’ve metare like a family. They were once a bunch of idealistic, kind, good hearted Zionists who’ve slowly and sadly become realists. I wish they ran the country.

These are the people who built the myth with their own hands and laid the foundation for Israel. I discovered that what they had and my generation lacks: blind faith and real heartfelt patriotism. Everything has changed. Patriotism has morphed into individualism and opportunism. We have always wanted to be, after all, a Western country. Today you can apply to “the Office” via the web. Just send in your resume. That’s says a lot about what changed. But so should it ? No? Who knows?

Sounds like you’re not terribly optimistic about the changes that have taken place.

Real love for your country is hard to replace. Sitting in his olive grove near Rishon Le’Tzion, I talked to Jacob Nachmias, Lotz’s former Paris operative. We were under the olive trees that his father had planted in the 1920s when it was just fields all around. Jacob fought in every single Israeli war since 1948, climbing in rank, then specializing in intelligence, and eventually dedicating his life to the country he had helped build. For a moment, talking to him, I really felt close to him, to the land, and to a history that part of my lineage as an Israeli.

And then I left Nachmias’s grove, and where there were once fields, there are now highways, industrial parks, shopping malls, noise, pollution.

There is a wrenching moment in the film when Oded passes summary judgment on his father’s life with the chilling words, “He hurt everyone close to him.” In the movie Munich, Steven Spielberg used the emotional price paid by the Israeli agents as a way to deliver a political message about violence’s ceaseless cycle. Is there a message you’re trying to deliver?

No message except for the one that each person takes home with him. I hope never to be as didactic in my filmmaking as you suggest. A film is more of an exploration, a window onto another world.

How did you find the project?

The project found me. As always, no?

A friend gave me an old book, The Champagne Spy, which we’re actually now adapting into a feature screenplay. Anyway, it was Lotz’s exploits in Cairo written by himself. Just the name of the author turned me on: Wolfgang Lotz! What a name! After reading it, I said “This can’t be true. The man was a real life James Bond: Cairo, horses, parties, women, missiles in the desert…”

Spy kid: Oded Arie and his dadI tried to get the rights but all the publishers told me the same thing: “Rights reverted to author; author dead; your problem.”

Then one day, I’m sitting next to the pool where my son is taking swimming lessons. Next to me, there’s an older man and he asks me what I do. I tell him I’m trying to make a film about Wolfgang Lotz.

“Oh yeah?” The old man perks up. “How’s it going?”

Not good, I said. The man is dead and I can’t find any family he may have left.

“Maybe I can help you,” he says. I give him my number, not really thinking much of it.

Then, two weeks later I get a phone call from the man. He said: “The man you’re trying to find is Oded Gur Arie. He’s Lotz’s son. He’s coming to Israel next week. His number is so and so.” Beeeep. He hangs up.

Then I met Oded, and he tells me his father told him he was a spy when Oded was only 12 and that he never told anyone that, or anything else about his experience, until today. And then! Then, Oded shows me the old 8 millimeter videos he had shot of his dad’s secret visits to Paris. That’s when I knew the film had chosen me.

Were there any negative reactions to the film in Israel?

Not yet. People love it here. The film is nominated for “Best Feature Documentary” in the Israeli Academy Awards and in the Israeli Documentary Forum.

Israeli film seems to be experiencing a golden moment. Any explanation?

Israeli films are winning major awards in every single festival this year (Berlin, Sundance, Tribeca, Cannes). I think the work of the Israeli Film Fund, the work of the three or four film schools and of the L.A.-Tel Aviv partnership programs are paying off. We’ve got a new generation of talent and it’s going to be exciting to see what will be produced in the next few years.

The above article can be found at: From Israel With Love

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TIME magazine

November 23, 1970

The Champagne Spy
Egyptian generals and Cabinet members in the early 1960s knew Wolfgang Lotz as a wealthy German horse breeder with an engaging habit of sending champagne and other lavish gifts to well-placed friends. They thought of him as an ex-Wehrmacht captain in Rommel’s Afrika Korps who later made a fortune in Australia. Some whispered that he was actually a former lieutenant colonel in Hitler’s dread SS who had joined Egyptian intelligence.

To the astonishment of his Egyptian friends, the rusty-haired Lotz was disclosed in 1965 to be an Israeli spy. Lotz’s explanation was persuasive enough to save his life. He joined the Israelis, he said, because they had threatened to reveal his Nazi past to the Bonn authorities. Besides, there was the convincing detail that he was uncircumcised. The court let him off with a 25-year sentence, and only three years later Lotz and his German wife Waldrud were turned over to the Israelis in an exchange of prisoners. Along with nine Israeli captives, the Lotzes were swapped for more than 4,000 Egyptian prisoners, including nine generals.

Last week Israeli officials allowed the full extent of Lotz’s subterfuge to be revealed by official sources for the first time. Far from being an ex-Nazi soldier, Lotz was a Jew, an Israeli citizen and an officer of Israel’s army. He was born in Germany in 1921, to be sure, but emigrated to Palestine with his Jewish mother in 1933. He later spent seven years in the British army (including four in Egypt, where he learned fluent Arabic). He served in the Sinai campaign of 1956 as the commander of an Israeli infantry company.

Radio in a Boot. In 1960, Lotz turned up in West Berlin, where he applied for and received West German citizenship. A year later, he arrived in Egypt, set up a riding school and horse farm, and began impressing important people by giving away tape recorders and cameras, refrigerators and washing machines.

Through his new friends in the Gezira Sporting Club, Lotz was able to set up a stable in the Abassiye Garrison and get a permanent pass to the camp. Later he trained his horses at a practice race track beside the armor depot near Heliopolis. All the while, he was relaying his gleanings back to Israel on a tiny transmitter he kept in a riding boot. Through German friends, he established that Egyptian rockets were not an immediate menace because their guidance systems were unreliable. He also learned that the Egyptians’ HA-300 jet interceptor­a great worry to the Israelis at the time­was a dud.

Lotz’s greatest accomplishment was his verification that the Shaloufa rocket site, near Great Bitter Lake on the Suez Canal, was a genuine base and not a dummy. Posing as tourists on a fishing trip, the Lotzes drove toward the camp and managed to get themselves arrested. “I was afraid they would simply send us away,” says Lotz. “Fortunately, they took us straight into the base.” Once there, Lotz talked the commandant into calling his old friend Brigadier General Fuad Osman, a highly placed Egyptian intelligence officer. The conversation, as Lotz recalls it:

Osman: Rusty, do you want to rot in jail, or will you pay up with a bottle of champagne?

Lotz: Egyptian or French?

Osman: Now don’t act like a Jew. French champagne, of course.

As Lotz entered a party a few days later, the brigadier shouted: “Here comes the Israeli spy who tried to get into our rocket base.” Everyone laughed, including Lotz. He had already reported to his Israeli colleagues­who still refer to him as “the champagne spy”­that the Shaloufa base was being made ready for Soviet missiles.

In 1965 the Egyptians rounded up a number of West Germans as a precautionary measure before a visit by East German Boss Walter Ulbricht. When the police searched Lotz’s home, they discovered that he had been spying for the Israelis. Since the 1968 prisoner exchange, Lotz has lived modestly in Tel Aviv as an Israeli air force major. He has grown paunchy despite his daily riding, and sometimes admits that he misses the high life in Cairo.

The above article can be found at: The Champagne Spy

Mossad’s Nazi-Crypto-Jew, The Movie

Sudanese official says Israel behind air-strikes; Olmert boasts of “global reach”

Posted in Israel with tags , , on March 28, 2009 by The 800 Pound Gorilla

y198889928143058_cThe Associated Press
March 27, 2009

KHARTOUM — Sudan believes Israel was behind air-strikes on its soil last month that targeted weapons smugglers, apparently on suspicion the arms were destined for Hamas militants in Gaza, a senior Sudanese official said Friday.

Al Jazeera has obtained footage of the aftermath of the attack. watch video footage

Word of the air-strikes in a remote area of northeastern Sudan emerged this week. If Israel were behind them, it would be a rare instance of the country taking military action beyond its borders to try to cut off the flow of arms to the Palestinian militant group in the Gaza Strip.

Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev said Israel would not comment on the reports. But outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Thursday hinted Israel had carried out the strikes. “We operate everywhere where we can hit terror infrastructure,” he said in a speech, without directly mentioning Sudan.

Earlier, Sudan’s State Minister for Transportation Mubarak Mabrook Saleem blamed the United States for the strikes, which he said took place a week apart in early February in a region near the Sudan-Egypt border. He said they hit smugglers trucks carrying weapons, but also trucks carrying African migrants seeking to sneak across the border.

U.S. officials denied involvement. On Friday, a senior Sudanese official noted the American denials, and said Khartoum suspects Israel in the attack.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because an official statement from the government on the subject was expected later Friday. The official didn’t elaborate on Israeli involvement.

Sudan’s army spokesman, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Osman Al-Aghbash, said the Sudanese Foreign Ministry had been in contact with Egypt and “all the concerned parties” about the strikes. But he refused to lay blame in an interview with an Islamic news web site, Islam Online, through which Sudanese officials frequently release information.

Details of the strikes remain unclear. Saleem and other Sudanese officials have spoken of casualties but have given conflicting numbers.

Al-Ray Al-Am, a Sudanese daily close to the government, reported Friday that more than 60 people were killed in the strikes, when three airplanes struck vehicles near the Sudanese-Egyptian border. It said 25 vehicles carrying migrants and weapons were destroyed.

The paper quoted unidentified Sudanese officials, but did not give the dates of the strikes or specify whether the figures were from a single strike or both. It said forensic teams picked up remains from the missiles, which are currently under investigation to determine their type.

Sudanese Foreign Minister Deng Alor told The Associated Press his country had no grounds to suspect American involvement in the attacks. Alor declined to pin the blame on Israel, saying investigation are still underway.

“We can’t confirm who (was behind it),” he said. Alor said two or three strikes hit smuggling routes in eastern Sudan. Alor condemned the smuggling, saying his country “can’t afford it.”

Arab and U.S. media reports said Israel was behind the attacks because the convoys were smuggling weapons to Egypt destined for Gaza. The militant Hamas, which rules Gaza, smuggles weapons in through tunnels along the Egyptian border. Israel waged a devastating 22-day offensive in Gaza this year trying to stop Hamas rocket fire against Israeli towns. More than 1,400 Palestinians were killed in the assault, according to a Palestinian human rights group.

A new Egyptian newspaper, Al-Shurooq, was the first to report on Saleem saying two convoys trying to cross into Egypt were bombed by American jets. It said there were suspicions that the convoys carried weapons for Gaza.

In January, the U.S. signed an agreement with Israel calling for an international effort to stanch the flow of weapons to the Hamas, which trains them on Israel. Israel’s war in Gaza earlier this year was launched to stop near-daily rocket attacks on nearby Israeli communities and to stem the arms flow.

In recent years, Israel has been linked to an airstrike in Syria that the U.S. says destroyed a covert nuclear facility. It also has been accused to last year’s assassination of a top Hezbollah operative in a car bombing in Damascus. Israel has not confirmed either incident.

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PM boasts of global reach after Sudan strike
The Jerusalem Post (Israel)

March 27, 2009

While Jerusalem had no official comment Thursday on reports that either Israel or the US in January bombed one or more convoys carrying arms through Sudan for eventual delivery to Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said there was “nowhere in the world” that Israel cannot reach.

The attacks reportedly took place near Port Sudan, on the Red Sea.

Senior Hamas official Salah al-Bardawil denied that the convoys were carrying arms bound for Gaza.

“We operate everywhere where we can hit terror infrastructure — in close places, in places further away, everywhere where we can hit terror infrastructure, we hit them and we hit them in a way that increases deterrence,” Olmert said at a conference at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya.

“It was true in the north in a series of incidents and it was true in the south, in a series of incidents,” he added. “There is no point in going into detail, and everybody can use their imagination. Those who need to know, know. And those who need to know, know that there is no place where Israel cannot operate. There is no place like that.”

“Israel has never had stronger deterrence than it has gained in the last few years,” the prime minister said.

Israel allegedly bombed a covert nuclear facility in Syria in September 2007, and last year was widely accused of the assassination of Hizbullah operative Imad Mughniyeh in Damascus.

While Olmert seemed to be hinting at Israeli involvement in the Sudan attacks, his spokesman Mark Regev reflected the government line, saying “It’s not our practice to respond to every allegation out there in the media, not in this case, or in any case.”

On Thursday, Sudanese officials said foreign warplanes carried out two separate air strikes last month on Sudan near its border with Egypt, targeting convoys packed with light weapons and African migrants trying to sneak across the frontier.

Mubarak Mabrook Saleem, Sudan’s state minister for transportation, said he believed American planes were behind the bombings, which took place about a week apart in early February and claimed hundreds of lives. A Sudanese Foreign Ministry spokesman confirmed his account but said there were discrepancies on casualties. The US denied any air strike on Sudan.

CBS news reported Wednesday that Israel was behind the attacks, which it said killed 39 people in 17 trucks.

A new report by Sudanese sources also cited a strike on a ship, possibly making its way to Sudan from Iran.

“There were indeed two strikes in Sudan, in January and February,” Sudan’s deputy transportation minister told Channel 10 on Thursday evening. “I cannot confirm that Israel or the US were behind the attack, but I know that the US controls the airspace there,” he said.

“The second strike was against a ship at sea and it was completely destroyed,” another Sudanese official said.

The allegations come after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant on March 4 for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. He’s accused by the court of orchestrating a counterinsurgency against Darfur rebels that has involved rapes, killings and other atrocities against civilians.

A new Egyptian newspaper, Al-Shurooq, was the first to report Tuesday on Saleem saying two convoys trying to cross into Egypt were bombed by American jets. It said there were suspicions that the convoys carried weapons for Gaza.

According to Saleem, the first strike hit 16 vehicles carrying 200 people from various African countries being smuggled across the border. It also carried some “light weapons” such as Kalashnikovs for protection, he said.

In the second attack on February 11, he said 18 vehicles were hit and they were only carrying immigrants, not weapons. He claimed several hundred people were killed in each bombing and said the first strike was about a week before the February 11 attack, but did not give a date.

“The technology used in the attacks was so sophisticated, they must have been American,” Saleem said. “This is the first time such an incident happens.”

A Sudanese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Ali Youssef, confirmed the air strikes. “The incident took place,” Youssef said. “There are discrepancies in casualties.” He said the Sudanese government would soon release a statement to clarify what it knew.

The US denied any recent air strikes in or around Sudan.

“The US military has not conducted any air strikes, fired any missiles, or undertaken any combat operations in or around Sudan since the US Africa Command formally began operations October 1,” said Vince Crawley, a spokesman for the command.

The State Department’s acting deputy spokesman, Gordon Duguid, also said Thursday that “nothing I have seen indicates any US involvement in this incident at all,” when asked about possible US assistance in the raid. He declined to speculate on Israel participation in the strike, referring questions to the Israeli government.

Duguid did, however, stress the importance America places on ending smuggling into Gaza.

“We are concerned that weapons are being sent to Hamas,” he said. “Smuggling has been a problem in the Gaza Strip, and that is one of the things that everyone is working to resolve, particularly the Egyptians are working to resolve, in order to help bring peace back to Gaza.”

In January, at the end of Operation Cast Lead, the US and Israel signed an agreement calling for an international effort to stanch the flow of weapons to Hamas. There was much talk at the time of the need to stem the arms flow before the weapons even reached the tunnels on the Sinai-Gaza border.

Saleem said both air strikes came around 2 a.m. and in very foggy conditions in a barren, desert area.

He acknowledged that both weapons and people were smuggled through Sudan to Egypt.

Sudanese Foreign Minister Deng Alor, who accompanied President Bashir on a visit to Egypt on Wednesday, denied Sudan supplied Hamas with weapons and said he had no information about the strikes.

An Egyptian security official said a weapons deal for Gaza was foiled before it reached Egypt.

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Sudanese official says Israel behind air-strikes; Olmert boasts of “global reach”

THIS IS A WAR

Posted in RACHEL CORRIE BRIGADES on March 26, 2009 by The 800 Pound Gorilla

The overriding difference between the embattled Palestinians and the rest of us Goyim (i.e., non-Jews) is that the Palestinians — facing the full brunt of the pernicious Zionist war machine — know full well they are at war.

For some excellent recent interviews by Daryl Bradford Smith (iamthewitness.com The French Connection) that drive this point home, read more.

The unfortunate people of Palestine have been fully cognizant of the fact since 1948, when they were driven from their land, and many murdered, by Jewish terrorists (including the father of Obama’s recently-appointed chief-of-staff, Rahm Emanuel). Ever since, the garrison state of “Israel” has pursued an unremitting campaign of genocide against those Palestinians that they failed to initially uproot — with the full blessings of Zionist-controlled western governments (most notably the United States and the countries of the European Union).

The rest of us — especially those living under the aforementioned Zionist-run governments and saturated day and night with Jewish “mass media” — are both more and less fortunate than our brothers and sisters in Palestine: more fortunate in that we’re not within range of indiscriminate Israeli air strikes and artillery (although that’s changing with the proliferation of Israeli-made drone aircraft); less fortunate, though, in the fact that we — unlike the beleaguered Palestinians — don’t even realize that we are, and have been for centuries, under attack by the elders of Zion and their expansive network of agents worldwide.

Because of their relatively small numbers, the enemy has relied over the centuries on stealth, deception and a gradualist approach to war-making in order to bleed us slowly; to kill us with a “death of a thousand cuts.”

They have attacked us on multiple fronts:

Politically, by slowly infiltrating the branches of our national governments to the point that these governments no longer represent their respective publics but rather their Jewish masters;

Spiritually, by hacking away at the foundations of non-Jewish civilization — Christian, Islamic or otherwise — and destroying religious morals and values, chiefly through the use of their insidious global media machine;

And physically, with the diabolical use of chemtrails, depleted uranium and other biological and chemical weapons deployed en masse against civilian populations, even lacing our food and drink — the clothes we wear, the very toiletries we use — with lethal toxins and soft metals.

In the Middle Ages, this psychotic cabal was often caught poisoning drinking wells in non-Jewish communities — now they’re poisoning the entire planet and everyone on it.

Make no mistake — this is a war.

For some excellent audio files that drive this point home, listen to Daryl Bradford Smith’s January 17, 2009 interview with Mohamed Rafeeq Part 1 of 2 and his March 17, 2009 interview with Doctors Lorraine Day, Nancy Banks and Rebecca Carley Part 1 of 3

The situation is dire, but it isn’t too late — yet. We can still turn this thing around if we get the word out fast enough. So download the files, give them a listen, then pass them along to every thinking person you know.
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Coleman’s database: lots and lots of Jewish names

Posted in Etc., Media Watch with tags , , on March 25, 2009 by The 800 Pound Gorilla

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March 16, 2009

Joe Bodell reports: I couldn’t resist: I poked into Norm Coleman’s supporter database, made publicly available by the Coleman campaign itself and subsequently provided for public consumption.

Coleman’s database: lots and lots of Jewish names

I’m not going to provide the database, or any links deeper than to Wikileaks’ homepage, from which you can confirm what I found on your own. But the disclaimers aside, the headline says it all.

And Coleman’s database includes just such a column. One of the codes in that column is “gopjew_091307” — and there are over 20,000 of them.

Campaigns are required to track the source of records like these — since they buy, lease, and otherwise borrow lists from various organizations, it’s important (and legally required) to note where you got a given name from. Most campaign databases will include a column called “Source” or something similar to denote this piece of information.

And Coleman’s database includes just such a column. One of the codes in that column is “gopjew_091307” — and there are over 20,000 of them.

Coleman is Jewish, as is his Democratic opponent Al Franken. But of 50,000 names in the database, over 20,000 from a single list, brought to the campaign September 13th, 2007?

There are a couple of possible connections here — On September 20th of that year, Coleman sponsored a Sense of the Senate resolution that said “that the U.S. should ‘combat, contain, and roll back’ Iran’s ‘violent activities and destabilizing influence inside Iraq.”

Earlier this year, after he was shuffled out of the Senate once his term officially expired, Coleman accepted a role with the Republican Jewish Coalition, which very well could be the source of the “gopjew_091307” source list in the first place. There’s no way to know for sure.

But 40% of a supporter database from a single source in the American Jewish political lobby could make for a very powerful special interest arrangement for a former Senator. Whatever organization it was that leased, sold, or gave its list to the Coleman campaign, they’re more than entitled to their views and their advocacy efforts. I don’t expect the RJC to give Al Franken their list any time soon.

But it’s worth asking, if it was the RJC, whether the provision of their supporter list was a leading indicator of Coleman’s support for their agenda, or a trailing one — and what part it played in their later hiring of the former Senator for a job about which we still don’t know much.

Coleman’s database: lots and lots of Jewish names

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Coleman’s database: lots and lots of Jewish names

Six Jewish companies own 96% of world media

Posted in Essential Reading with tags , on March 23, 2009 by The 800 Pound Gorilla

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Pak Alert Press (Pakistan)
March 16, 2009The largest media conglomerate today is Walt Disney Company, whose chairman and CEO, Michael Eisner, is a Jew. The Disney Empire, headed by a man described by one media analyst as a “control freak,” includes several television production companies (Walt Disney Television, Touchstone Television, Buena Vista Television), its own cable network with 14 million subscribers, and two video production companies.

As for feature films, the Walt Disney Picture Group, headed by Joe Roth (also a Jew), includes Touchstone Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, and Caravan Pictures. Disney also owns Miramax Films, run by the Weinstein brothers.

[Note: Thanks to DBS at iamthewitness.com for this one]

When the Disney Company was run by the Gentile Disney family prior to its takeover by Eisner in 1984, it epitomized wholesome, family entertainment. While it still holds the rights to Snow White, under Eisner, the company has expanded into the production of graphic sex and violence.

In addition, it has 225 affiliated stations in the United States and is part owner of several European TV companies.

ABC’s cable subsidiary, ESPN, is headed by president and CEO Steven Bornstein, a Jew. This corporation also has a controlling share of Lifetime Television and the Arts & Entertainment Network cable companies. ABC Radio Network owns eleven AM and ten FM stations, again in major cities such as New York, Washington, Los Angeles, and has over 3,400 affiliates.

Although primarily a telecommunications company, Capital Cities/ABC earned over $1 billion in publishing in 1994. It owns seven daily newspapers, Fairchild Publications, Chilton Publications, and the Diversified Publishing Group.

Time Warner Inc. is the second of the international media leviathans. The chairman of the board and CEO, Gerald Levin, is a Jew. Time Warner’s subsidiary HBO is the country’s largest pay-TV cable network. Warner Music is by far the world’s largest record company, with 50 labels, the biggest of which is Warner Brothers Records, headed by Danny Goldberg. Stuart Hersch is president of Warnervision, Warner Music’s video production unit. Goldberg and Hersch are Jews.

Warner Music was an early promoter of “gangsta rap.” Through its involvement with Interscope Records, it helped popularize a genre whose graphic lyrics explicitly urge blacks to commit acts of violence against whites.

In addition to cable and music, Time Warner is heavily involved in the production of feature films (Warner Brothers Studios) and publishing.

Time Warner’s publishing division (editor-in-chief Norman Pearlstine, a Jew) is the largest magazine publisher in the country (Time, Sports Illustrated, People, Fortune).

When Ted Turner, a Gentile, made a bid to buy CBS in 1985, there was panic in media boardrooms across the nation. Turner made a fortune in advertising and then had built a successful cable-TV news network, CNN. Although Turner employed a number of Jews in key executive positions in CNN and had never taken public positions contrary to Jewish interests, he is a man with a large ego and a strong personality and was regarded by Chairman William Paley (real name Palinsky, a Jew) and the other Jews at CBS as uncontrollable: a loose cannon who might at some time in the future turn against them.

Furthermore, Jewish newsman Daniel Schorr, who had worked for Turner, publicly charged that his former boss held a personal dislike for Jews. To block Turner’s bid, CBS executives invited billionaire Jewish theater, hotel, insurance, and cigarette magnate Laurence Tisch to launch a “friendly” takeover of the company, and from 1986 till 1995 Tisch was the chairman and CEO of CBS, removing any threat of non-Jewish influence there.

Subsequent efforts by Turner to acquire a major network have been obstructed by Levin’s Time Warner, which owns nearly 20 percent of CBS stock and has veto power over major deals.

Viacom Inc., headed by Sumner Redstone (born Murray Rothstein), a Jew, is the third largest megamedia corporation in the country, with revenues of over $10 billion a year. Viacom, which produces and distributes TV programs for the three largest networks, owns 12 television stations and 12 radio stations. It produces feature films through Paramount Pictures, headed by Jewess Sherry Lansing. Its publishing division includes Prentice Hall, Simon & Schuster, and Pocket Books. It distributes videos through over 4,000 Blockbuster stores.

Viacom’s chief claim to fame, however, is as the world’s largest provider of cable programming, through its Showtime, MTV, Nickelodeon, and other networks. Since 1989, MTV and Nickelodeon have acquired larger and larger shares of the younger television audience.

With the top three, and by far the largest, media companies in the hand of Jews, it is difficult to believe that such an overwhelming degree of control came about without a deliberate, concerted effort on their part. What about the other big media companies?

Number four on the list is Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, which owns Fox Television and 20th Century Fox Films. Murdoch is a Gentile [although he maintains extremely close contacts with a number of extremist Israeli politicians], but Peter Chermin, who heads Murdoch’s film studio and also oversees his TV production, is a Jew.

Number five is the Japanese Sony Corporation, whose U.S. subsidiary, Sony Corporation of America, is run by Michael Schulhof, a Jew. Alan Levine, another Jew, heads the Sony Pictures division.

Most of the television and movie production companies that are not owned by the largest corporations are also controlled by Jews. For example, New World Entertainment, proclaimed by one media analyst as “the premiere independent TV program producer in the United States,” is owned by Ronald Perelman, a Jew.

The best known of the smaller media companies, Dreamworks SKG, is a strictly kosher affair. Dream Works was formed in 1994 amid great media hype by recording industry mogul David Geffen, former Disney Pictures chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg, and film director Steven Spielberg, all three of whom are Jews. The company produces movies, animated films, television programs, and recorded music.

Two other large production companies, MCA and Universal Pictures, are both owned by Seagram Company, Ltd. The president and CEO of Seagram, the liquor giant, is Edgar Bronfman Jr., who is also president of the World Jewish Congress.

It is well known that Jews have controlled the production and distribution of films since the inception of the movie industry in the early decades of the 20th century. This is still the case today. Films produced by just the five largest motion picture companies mentioned above — Disney, Warner Brothers, Sony, Paramount (Viacom), and Universal (Seagram) — accounted for 74 percent of the total box-office receipts for the first eight months of 1995.

Television

The big three in television network broadcasting used to be ABC, CBS, and NBC. With the consolidation of the media empires, these three are no longer independent entities. While they were independent, however, each was controlled by a Jew since its inception: ABC by Leonard Goldenson, CBS first by William Paley and then by Lawrence Tisch, and NBC first by David Sarnoff and then by his son Robert.

Over periods of several decades, these networks were staffed from top to bottom with Jews, and the essential Jewishness of network television did not change when the networks were absorbed by other corporations. The Jewish presence in television news remains particularly strong.

As noted, ABC is part of Eisner’s Disney Company, and the executive producers of ABC’s news programs are all Jews: Victor Neufeld (20-20), Bob Reichbloom (Good Morning America), and Rick Kaplan (World News Tonight).

CBS was recently purchased by Westinghouse Electric Corporation. Nevertheless, the man appointed by Lawrence Tisch, Eric Ober, remains president of CBS News, and Ober is a Jew.

At NBC, now owned by General Electric, NBC News president Andrew Lack is a Jew, as are executive producers Jeff Zucker (Today), Jeff Gralnick (NBC Nightly News), and Neal Shapiro (Dateline).

Print Media

After television news, daily newspapers are the most influential information medium in America. Sixty million of them are sold (and presumably read) each day. These millions are divided among some 1,500 different publications.

One might conclude that the sheer number of different newspapers across America would provide a safeguard against Jewish control and distortion. However, this is not the case. There is less independence, less competition, and much less representation of our interests than a casual observer would think.

The days when most cities and even towns had several independently owned newspapers published by local people with close ties to the community are gone. Today, most “local” newspapers are owned by a rather small number of large companies controlled by executives who live and work hundreds or ever thousands of miles away.

The fact is that only about 25 per cent of the country’s 1,500 papers are independently owned; the rest belong to multi-newspaper chains. Only a handful are large enough to maintain independent reporting staffs outside their own communities; the rest depend on these few for all of their national and international news.

The Newhouse empire of Jewish brothers Samuel and Donald Newhouse provides an example of more than the lack of real competition among America’s daily newspapers: it also illustrates the insatiable appetite Jews have shown for all the organs of opinion control on which they could fasten their grip.

The Newhouses own 26 daily newspapers, including several large and important ones, such as the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Newark Star-Ledger, and the New Orleans Times-Picayune; the nation’s largest trade book publishing conglomerate, Random House, with all its subsidiaries; Newhouse Broadcasting, consisting of 12 television broadcasting stations and 87 cable-TV systems, including some of the country’s largest cable networks; the Sunday supplement Parade, with a circulation of more than 22 million copies per week; some two dozen major magazines, including the New Yorker, Vogue, Madmoiselle, Glamour, Vanity Fair, Bride’s, Gentlemen’s Quarterly, Self, House & Garden, and all the other magazines of the wholly owned Conde Nast group.

This Jewish media empire was founded by the late Samuel Newhouse, an immigrant from Russia. The gobbling up of so many newspapers by the Newhouse family was in large degree made possible by the fact that newspapers are not supported by their subscribers, but by their advertisers. It is advertising revenue –not the small change collected from a newspaper’s readers — that largely pays the editor’s salary and yields the owner’s profit. Whenever the large advertisers in a city choose to favor one newspaper over another with their business, the favored newspaper will flourish while its competitor dies.

Since the beginning of the 20th century, when Jewish mercantile power in America became a dominant economic force, there has been a steady rise in the number of American newspapers in Jewish hands, accompanied by a steady decline in the number of competing Gentile newspapers — primarily as a result of selective advertising policies by Jewish merchants.

Furthermore, even those newspapers still under Gentile ownership and management are so thoroughly dependent upon Jewish advertising revenue that their editorial and news reporting policies are largely constrained by Jewish likes and dislikes. It holds true in the newspaper business as elsewhere that he who pays the piper calls the tune.

Three Jewish Newspapers

The suppression of competition and the establishment of local monopolies on the dissemination of news and opinion have characterized the rise of Jewish control over America’s newspapers. The resulting ability of the Jews to use the press as an unopposed instrument of Jewish policy could hardly be better illustrated than by the examples of the nation’s three most prestigious and influential newspapers: the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.

These three, dominating America’s financial and political capitals, are the newspapers which set the trends and the guidelines for nearly all the others. They are the ones which decide what is news and what isn’t, at the national and international levels. They originate the news; the others merely copy it, and all three newspapers are in Jewish hands.

The New York Times was founded in 1851 by two Gentiles, Henry Raymond and George Jones. After their deaths, it was purchased in 1896 from Jones’s estate by a wealthy Jewish publisher, Adolph Ochs. His great-grandson, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr., is the paper’s current publisher and CEO. The executive editor is Max Frankel, and the managing editor is Joseph Lelyveld. Both of the latter are also Jews.

The Sulzberger family also owns, through the New York Times Co., 33 other newspapers, including the Boston Globe; twelve magazines, including McCall’s and Family Circle with circulations of more than 5 million each; seven radio and TV broadcasting stations; a cable-TV system; and three book publishing companies. The New York Times News Service transmits news stories, features, and photographs from the New York Times by wire to 506 other newspapers, news agencies, and magazines.

Of similar national importance is the Washington Post, which, by establishing its “leaks” throughout government agencies in Washington, has an inside track on news involving the Federal government.

The Washington Post, like the New York Times, had a non-Jewish origin. It was established in 1877 by Stilson Hutchins, purchased from him in 1905 by John McLean, and later inherited by Edward McLean. In June 1933, however, at the height of the Great Depression, the newspaper was forced into bankruptcy. It was purchased at a bankruptcy auction by Eugene Meyer, a Jewish financier.

The Washington Post is now run by Katherine Meyer Graham, Eugene Meyer’s daughter. She is the principal stockholder and the board chairman of the Washington Post Co. In 1979, she appointed her son Donald publisher of the paper. He now also holds the posts of president and CEO of the Washington Post Co.

The Washington Post Co. has a number of other media holdings in newspapers, television, and magazines, most notably the nation’s number-two weekly newsmagazine, Newsweek.

The Wall Street Journal, which sells 1.8 million copies each weekday, is the nation’s largest-circulation daily newspaper. It is owned by Dow Jones & Company Inc., a New York corporation which also publishes 24 other daily newspapers and the weekly financial tabloid Barron’s, among other things. The chairman and CEO of Dow Jones is Peter Kann, who is a Jew. Kann also holds the posts of chairman and publisher of the Wall Street Journal.

Most of New York’s other major newspapers are in no better hands than the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. The New York Daily News is owned by Jewish real-estate developer Mortimer B. Zuckerman. The Village Voice is the personal property of Leonard Stern, the billionaire Jewish owner of the Hartz Mountain pet supply firm.

Other Mass Media

The story is pretty much the same for other media as it is for television, radio, and newspapers. Consider, for example, newsmagazines. There are only three of any note published in the United States: Time, Newsweek, and U.S. News and World Report.

Time, with a weekly circulation of 4.1 million, is published by a subsidiary of Time Warner Communications. The CEO of Time Warner Communications, as mentioned above, is Gerald Levin, a Jew.

Newsweek, as mentioned above, is published by the Washington Post Company, under the Jewess Katherine Meyer Graham. Its weekly circulation is 3.2 million.

U.S. News & World Report, with a weekly circulation of 2.3 million, is owned and published by Mortimer Zuckerman, a Jew. Zuckerman also owns the Atlantic Monthly and New York’s tabloid newspaper, the Daily News, which is the sixth-largest paper in the country.

Among the giant book-publishing conglomerates, the situation is also Jewish. Three of the six largest book publishers in the U.S., according to Publisher’s Weekly, are owned or controlled by Jews.

The three are first-place Random House (with its many subsidiaries, including Crown Publishing Group), third-place Simon & Schuster, and sixth-place Time Warner Trade Group (including Warner Books and Little, Brown).

Another publisher of special significance is Western Publishing. Although it ranks only 13th in size among all U.S. publishers, it ranks first among publishers of children’s books, with more than 50 percent of the market. Its chairman and CEO is Richard Snyder, a Jew, who just replaced Richard Bernstein, also a Jew.

The Effect of Jewish Control of the Media

These are the facts of Jewish media control in America. Anyone willing to spend several hours in a large library can verify their accuracy. I hope that these facts are disturbing to you, to say the least.

Should any minority be allowed to wield such awesome power? Certainly not, and allowing a people with beliefs such as expressed in the Talmud to determine what we get to read or watch in effect gives this small minority the power to mold our minds to suit their own Talmudic interests — interests which as we have demonstrated are diametrically opposed to the interests of our people.

By permitting the Jews to control our news and entertainment media, we are doing more than merely giving them a decisive influence on our political system and virtual control of our government; we also are giving them control of the minds and souls of our children, whose attitudes and ideas are shaped more by Jewish television and Jewish films than by their parents, their schools, or any other influence.

The above article can be found at: six-jewish-companies-own-96-of-the-worlds-media
For more information on longstanding Jewish control over Hollywood in particular, see the excellent documentary “Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream”

Also, for public boasts — by Jews — of their domination of the media, see the recent LA Times editorial by Jewish writer Joel Stein entitled “Who Runs Hollywood? C’mon”

Six Jewish companies own 96% of world media

Zionist infiltration of the Australian Parliament

Posted in Media Watch with tags , , , , , on March 23, 2009 by The 800 Pound Gorilla

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In this recent speech to the British House of Lords, Baroness Tonge discusses the unmentionable: the Zionist Lobby’s brutally-exercised and politically-stultifying power in western countries.

From an Australian perspective, it would be progress if ONE member of the Australian Parliament spoke in plain English about The Lobby’s power downunder.

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A handful of Australian politicians, such as the gutsy Julia Irwin MP, have voiced public support for a better deal for Palestinians – but none has ever publicly criticized the Zionist movement’s intimidatory behaviour (as far as I’m aware)

The last Australian politician who came close was the former National Party leader Tim Fisher, who even showed enough spirit (after leaving Parliament) to write an article about the 1967 Israeli attack on the USS Liberty – probably one of the few occasions in four decades that astonishing incident has ever been mentioned by Australia’s mass media.

911 Questions: another Elephant in the Living Room

Another Elephant in the Living Room; could it be the same one?

The Israel/Zionist Lobby in Australia itself is the principal Elephant in the Living Room for Australia’s political elite or mass media. If The Lobby is discussed, it’s only with admiration.

Consequently, the unwavering, grovelling support for Israel, shown by all leading politicians, is simply inexplicable to most Australians. They lack the information necessary to understand it.

The pro-Israel bias is reported without critical comment by the media – and dimly perceived as one of life’s mysteries by the masses. Those who do believe the bias has a rational basis have an irrational basis for that belief; they’re the folk sucked in by the drip-drip-drip of Islamophobic and anti-Arab propaganda that is de rigeur in the sleazier parts of the mass media.

Fortunately, the Internet is opening up public discourse in Australia on the crucial topic of Zionist power. Slowly but surely discussion of The Lobby is making its way into the mass media too, mostly via submitted comments.

As usual, people lead. Sooner or later, politicians will follow. Later, in the case of Australia…

The above article can be found at : No Tonge in Australian Parliament