Archive for August 18th, 2009

Top Sweden newspaper says IDF kills Palestinians for their organs

General (Ret) James David is mentioned on the cover of the third edition of former Republican Congressman Paul Findley’s ‘They Dare to Speak Out’ book about the power/influence of the pro-Israel (AIPAC and similar) lobby on the US political system and media:

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 10:21 AM
From: General (Ret) James David
 
 
The U.S. needs to act upon these allegations immediately and demand an independent investigation be conducted but we know that will never happen.  After all, it’s not Israel’s crimes that our politicians fear to mention–it’s criticism of Israel that is feared the most.  And it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if the allegations were true.  If they can kill a 2 year old and a 7 year old girl in cold blood, then they can do this.  Too many of Israel’s crimes go unreported in fear of this “anti-Semitism” charge.  This is one of the few brave reporters, and one of the few newspapers that was not afraid.
 
 
 
Last update – 20:00 18/08/2009
Top Sweden newspaper says IDF kills Palestinians for their organs
By Morten Berthelsen
 
A leading Swedish newspaper reported this week that Israeli soldiers are abducting Palestinians in order to steal their organs, a claim that prompted furious condemnation and accusations of anti-Semitic blood libel from a rival publication.”They plunder the organs of our sons,” read the headline in Sweden’s largest daily newspaper, the left-leaning Aftonbladet, which devoted a double spread in its cultural section to the article.     

(Click here for the original article in Swedish)
The report quotes Palestinian claims that young men from the West Bank and Gaza Strip had been seized by the Israel Defense Forces, and their bodies returned to the families with missing organs.
“‘Our sons are used as involuntary organ donors,’ relatives of Khaled from Nablus said to me, as did the mother of Raed from Jenin as well as the uncles of Machmod and Nafes from Gaza, who all had disappeared for a few days and returned by night, dead and autopsied,” writes author Donald Boström in his report.
Boström’s article makes a link to the recent exposure of an alleged crime syndicate in New Jersey. The syndicate includes several American rabbis, and one Levy Izhak Rosenbaum, who faces charges of conspiring to broker the sale of a human kidney for a transplant.
 (Click here for the opinion piece in Swedish)
Boström also cites an incident of alleged organ snatching from 1992, during the time of the first Palestinian intifada. He says that the IDF seized a young man known for throwing stones at Israeli troops in the Nablus area, who was shot in the chest, both legs, and the stomach before being taken to a military helicopter which transported him to “a place unknown to his loved ones”.

Five nights later, Boström says, the young man’s body was returned, wrapped in green hospital sheets.

“The sharp sounds from the shovels were mixed with the occasional laughter from the soldiers who were joking with each other, waiting to go home. When Bilal was put into his grave, his chest was revealed and suddenly it became clear to the present what abuse he had been put through. Bilal was far from the only one who was buried cut-up from his stomach to his chin and the speculations about the reason why had already started,” he writes.

But the liberal Sydsvenskan – southern Sweden’s major daily – had harsh criticism for the rival paper, running an opinion piece under the headline “Antisemitbladet” (a play on the name Aftonbladet).

“We have heard the story before, in one form or the other. It follows the traditional pattern of conspiracy theory: a great number of loose threads that the theorist tempts the reader to tie into a neat knot without having been provided with any proven connection whatsoever,” writes leading columnist Mats Skogkär of Sydsvenskan.

“Whispers in the dark. Anonymous sources. Rumors. That is all it takes. After all we all know what they [the Jews] are like, don’t we: inhuman, hardened. Capable of anything,” the opinion piece says. “Now all that remains is the defense, equally predictable: ‘Anti-Semitism’ No, no, just criticism of Israel.”

The Foreign Ministry reacted angrily on Tuesday to the report. Ministry spokesperson Yigal Palmor said the newspaper’s decision to publish the story is “a mark of disgrace” for the Swedish press.

“In a democratic country, there should be no place for dark blood libels out of the Middle Ages of this type,” Palmor said. “This is an article that shames Swedish democracy and the entire Swedish press.”

A Foreign Ministry official said that Israel’s embassy in Stockholm have communicated a harsh condemnation to the Swedish government and the newspaper itself.

Barak Ravid, Anna Ekström and Mikael Tossavainen contributed to this report

‘I’m no anti-Semite,’ says Swedish writer of IDF organ harvest story

 http://america-hijacked.com/2009/08/19/im-no-anti-semite-says-swedish-writer-of-idf-organ-harvest-story/

IDF killed Gazans waving white flags during war

http://america-hijacked.com/2009/08/13/idf-killed-gazans-waving-white-flags-during-war/

 

 
 
 

 

 Sweden denies Israel request to condemn IDF organ harvest article

http://haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1109008.html

Israel Begins Sell-off of Refugees’ Land

Israel Begins Sell-off of Refugees’ Land

http://www.palestinechronicle.com/view_article_details.php?id=15362

U.S. group invests tax-free millions in East Jerusalem land

General (Ret) James David is mentioned on the cover of former Republican Congressman Paul Findley’s ‘They Dare to Speak Out’ book about the power/influence of the pro-Israel (AIPAC and similar) lobby on the US political system and media:

U.S. group invests tax-free millions in East Jerusalem land

Monday, August 17, 2009 10:51 AM
From: General (Ret) James David
 
This is unbelievable.  Jewish organizations in the U.S. use tax exempt funds to confiscate Palestinian land in East Jerusalem and the IRS says nothing.  On the other hand, Palestinians who raise tax exempt funds in the U.S. to help homeless Palestinian children when Israel demolishes their homes are shut down and the organization members are imprisoned.   When is this double standard ever going to end?
 
 
 
Last update – 09:45 17/08/2009
U.S. group invests tax-free millions in East Jerusalem land
By Uri Blau, Haaretz Correspondent
Tags: Irving Moskowitz 
 
 
 
American Friends of Ateret Cohanim, a nonprofit organization that sends millions of shekels worth of donations to Israel every year for clearly political purposes, such as buying Arab properties in East Jerusalem, is registered in the United States as an organization that funds educational institutes in Israel.The U.S. tax code enables nonprofits to receive tax-exempt status if they engage in educational, charitable, religious or scientific activity. However, such organizations are forbidden to engage in any political activity. The latter is broadly defined as any action, even the promotion of certain ideas, that could have a political impact.Financing land purchases in East Jerusalem would, therefore, seem to violate the organization’s tax-exempt status.   

 

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Daniel Luria, chief fund-raiser for Ateret Cohanim in Israel, told Haaretz Sunday that the American organization’s registration as an educational entity stemmed from tax considerations.
“We are an umbrella organization that engages in redeeming land,” he said. “Our [fund-raising] activity in New York goes solely toward land redemption.”
Although Ateret Cohanim also operates a yeshiva, Ateret Yerushalayim, in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City, fund-raising for the yeshiva is handled by a different organization: American Friends of Yeshivat Ateret Yerushalayim.”
American Friends of Ateret Cohanim was founded in New York in 1987. Like all tax-exempt organizations, it must file detailed annual returns with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. An examination of them reveals that the organization describes its “primary exempt purpose” as: “[to] provide funding for higher educational institutes in Israel.”
“That’s because of the tax issue,” Luria said, explaining that due to American law, the American Friends organization “has to be connected in some fashion with educational matters.”

He also estimated that 60 percent of Ateret Cohanim’s money is raised in the U.S.

The Friends organization’s most recent return, filed in 2008 for fiscal 2007, shows that it raised $2.1 million in donations that year. Of this, $1.6 million was transferred to Ateret Cohanim in Israel.

The remainder was used to cover administrative overhead, including fund-raising expenses and an $80,000 salary for Shoshana Hikind, the American organization’s vice president and de facto director, whose husband Dov is a New York state assemblyman and well-known supporter of the Israeli right.

The organization also raised substantial sums in previous years: $1.3 million in 2006, $900,000 in 2005 and about $2 million in 2004.

By comparison, American Friends of Yeshivat Ateret Yerushalayim raised only $189,000 in 2007.

In its IRS returns, American Friends of Ateret Cohanim said its purpose is to “promote,” “publicize” and “raise funds for” Ateret Cohanim institutions in Israel. These institutions, it continued, “encourage and promote study and observance of Jewish religious traditions and culture.”

In reality, Ateret Cohanim in Israel focuses mainly on purchasing Arab property in East Jerusalem. Since its founding in the 1970s, it has bought dozens of Arab buildings for Jews to reside in. Just this April, for instance, it moved Jewish families into an Arab house it purchased in the Muslim Quarter.

One noteworthy donor to its Friends organization is casino magnate Irving Moskowitz, a well-known supporter of rightist causes, who also owns the Shepherd Hotel in East Jerusalem. That hotel made headlines recently when Moskowitz obtained a permit to build 20 apartments for Jews there, sparking angry protests from the U.S. government.

In response, Ateret Cohanim chairman Mati Dan insisted that the Friends organization “is an independent organization that decides for itself whom to fund.” Moreover, he added, “we engage in education constantly … I don’t know what Daniel Luria told you, but we are active in the field of [educational] institutions.”

As of press time, no comment had been obtained from the Friends organization.

Nir Hasson contributed to this report.

Bush is Intent on Painting Allies and Enemies in the Middle East as Evil (Irving Moskovitz who is mentioned in the above Haaretz article is mentioned in the following one as well)

http://www.bintjbeil.com/articles/en/020910_fisk.html

US Turns Blind Eye to Israel’s New Separation Policy

US Turns Blind Eye to Israel’s New Separation Policy

http://www.palestinechronicle.com/view_article_details.php?id=15367

Chutzpah levels increasing…..Israel Threatens Lebanon and Pres Obama

Chutzpah levels increasing…..Israel Threatens Lebanon and Pres Obama

 

http://www.palestinechronicle.com/view_article_details.php?id=15366

AIPAC Sends in the Clowns!

http://intifada-palestine.com/2009/08/17/aipac-sends-in-the-clowns/

Israel going back into Lebanon after Hezbollah would be in accordance with the ‘A Clean Break’ agenda that the Iraq invasion (which has manifested in an utter quagmire!) was based on:

A Clean Break:

http://neoconzionistthreat.blogspot.com/2008/02/clean-break.html

Obama: Afghan war secures America

Obama: Afghan war secures America:

http://www.presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=103831&sectionid=351020403

Majority of Americans oppose Afghan war

http://www.presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=103997&sectionid=3510203

AFGHANISTAN: Karzai and Warlords Mount Massive Vote Fraud Scheme

http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=48142

Pat Buchanan: Afghanistan an Unwinnable war?

http://america-hijacked.com/2009/08/17/pat-buchanan-unwinnable-war-patrick-j-buchanan-msnbc-com/  

 

 

 

Soldier’s death brings UK Afghanistan toll to 200:

http://america-hijacked.com/2009/08/16/soldiers-death-brings-uk-afghanistan-toll-to-200/

The US/UK went into Afghanistan because of 9/11 as 9/11 (and the earlier tragic attack on the WTC in 1993) tragically took place because of US support for Israel’s brutal occupation of the Palestinians (look up ‘Israel as a terrorist’s motivation’ in the index of James Bamford’s ‘A Pretext for War’ book and take a look at the following ‘What Motivated the 9/11 Hijackers?’ youtube as well):

 

 

What motivated the 9/11 hijackers? See testimony most didn’t:
So the reason US/UK troops went into Afghanistan to begin with is because of Israel (as we are in Iraq because of Israel as well – in accordance with the ‘A Clean Break’ agenda):