Archive for December, 2013

Balanced Views only if it’s not critical to Israel

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

Balanced Views only if it’s not critical to  Israel

 

I have stated on numerous times that the Atlanta Journal-Constitution was  biased towards Israel, both in World News and Balanced Views.

 

In his weekly Opinion (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/18/opinion/friedman-secretary-kerrys-derring-do.html) in the New York Times and published in the AJC,  Thomas Friedman gives a strong criticism of both sides in the  Israeli-Palestinian peace process ( “In Mideast, at least give Kerry credit for  trying,” Balanced Views, A19, Dec.20.)

 

The strongest criticism of Israel by Mr. Friedman as quoted in  his N.Y.Times Opinion Column, but omitted by the Atlanta  Journal-Constitution, was  “If Israel doesn’t stop the settlement  madness, denying the Palestinians a West Bank state, it will fit the caricature  of its worst enemies.”

 

It was the highlight of the article, a well deserved criticism of  Israel by one of the most influential columnists of foreign policy  today, and yet the AJC refused to include it in their publication.  Is this  what you call “Balanced Reporting?”

 

In the eyes of the AJC balanced reporting is only balanced when  criticism of Israel is omitted.  Is it any wonder why we have no peace in  the Middle East?

 

James J. David

Marietta

 

James J. David is a retired brigadier general who served U.S. Army  service in the Middle East.

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Palestinian toddler dead as Israel sends jets, tanks in retaliatory Gaza op

http://rt.com/news/israel-gaza-airstrike-retaliate-738/

Gazan killed by IDF was collecting scrap – not damaging border fence, says brother   Oudeh Hamad’s brother, who was wounded by the IDF firing near the border fence, says there were no warning shots.   By Amira Hass | 08:03 25.12.13 |

http://www.haaretz.com/travel-in-israel

Israel attacks: http://tinyurl.com/israelattacks

EU envoy warns Israel against failure of talks with Palestinian Authority:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_m90qHKIos

General James David also wrote the following as well:

The Israelis hit Gaza hard again with 16 strikes killing a 3-year-old girl and others.  The media made it appear that Israel was retaliating from yesterday’s killing of an Israeli soldier  by a Palestinian sniper but in the past month the Israelis have raided the West Bank and Gaza and have killed 5 Palestinians and demolished dozens of Palestinian homes and not one Palestinian retaliated up until this latest sniper attack.

When a Palestinian fights back the media reports it as a terror attack but when Israel conducts daily raids and kills innocent Palestinians the media is silent up until the Israelis make a full scale blitz and kills innocent children. Then the the media blames it on the Palestinians and reports the Israeli attack as retaliation.       IIt was just last Friday when the Israelis killed an innocent Palestinian boy on his own side of the border in Gaza.  The Israelis justified their attack claiming the boy tried to attack the wall.  It was found out later by the boy’s brother that he was only collecting scrap metal and had no intention of attacking the wall. It’s pathetic how the Israelis commit so much violence and yet can be construed by the media as victims.

EU envoy warns Israel against failure of talks with Palestinian Authority

EU envoy warns Israel against failure of talks with Palestinian Authority

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_m90qHKIos

BBC News – Israel berates ‘pro-Palestinian EU’:

http://bbc.in/1gUv7Em

Native American & Indigenous Studies Assn. joins academic boycott of Israel

Native American & Indigenous Studies Assn. joins academic boycott of Israel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_iypfZuaEQ&list=PLf9eY59YpTPYJx7b05QKm4bGO0EDBGp2Z&index=17

AIPAC Inspired Iran Sanctions Bill From Sens. Bob Menendez And Mark Kirk Could Endanger U.S. Negotiations

Iran Sanctions Bill From Sens. Bob Menendez And Mark Kirk Could Endanger U.S. Negotiations:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/19/iran-sanctions-bill_n_4472439.html

‘Senators Menendez and Kirk are AIPAC surrogates’:

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/06/353426/menendez-kirk-are-aipac-surrogates/

Iran sanctions bill will prevent military action: Menendez to AIPAC

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/04/353263/iran-sanctions-to-prevent-war-menendez/

Is AIPAC suddenly a dirty word?

http://mondoweiss.net/2014/01/aipac-suddenly-dirty.html

AIPAC has had a tough month, but still hard to discuss US-Israel relations in open & honest way:

http://mondoweiss.net/2014/02/heritage

AIPAC and the Israel Lobby: Down, but Not Yet Out!

http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/289-134/21880-aipac-and-the-israel-lobby-down-but-not-yet-out

Will AIPAC secure a veto-proof bill that pushes toward war with Iran?:

http://america-hijacked.com/2014/01/29/will-aipac-secure-a-veto-proof-bill-that-pushes-toward-war-with-iran/

Obama Starts To Turn Tide Against Lobby’s Sanctions Bill

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mj-rosenberg/obama-iran-lobbys-sanctions-bill_b_4620130.html

Iran Sanctions Battle Heats Up:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/01/14/iran-sanctions-battle-heats-up.html

Odds With Israel, Senate Dems Look to Obama for Help

Why Democrats may sabotage Obama’s Iran deal:

http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/democrats-stop-trying-to-start-another-war-118006851793

Awesome! Chris Hayes Brilliantly Explains Lobby’s Effort to Sabotage Iran Deal:

Kirk-Menendez-Schumer Wag the Dog Act of 2014

http://www.lobelog.com/kirk-menendez-schumer-wag-the-dog-act-of-2014/

Let’s Break a Deal: Senators imperil the prospect of peace with Iran because of immaturity and a lack of self-control (Jon Stewart):

January 15, 2014

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-january-15-2014/let-s-break-a-deal

http://mondoweiss.net/2014/01/stewart-break-aipac.html

Poison to the nuclear deal, from Congress: A Bill Stokes Debate, and Doubt, on Iran Deal: http://nyti.ms/1cxzqkL

A New Year Just Like the Old Year: Jennifer Rubin Wants More War (by Phil Giraldi):

http://www.unz.com/article/a-new-year-just-like-the-old-year/

10 Democratic Committee Chairs Warn Menendez’s Iran Sanction Bill Could Blow Up Negotiations

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/19/iran-sanctions_n_4475204.html

Obama would veto Iran bill

http://news.yahoo.com/defying-obama-senators-introduce-iran-sanctions-bill-203240269.html

Director of the National Jewish Democratic Council Jack Moline has strongly criticized the Israel lobby for pushing the US Senate to impose fresh sanctions on Iran:

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/12/345130/us-rabbi-slams-israel-lobby-on-iran/

AIPAC ‘sabotaging’ Iran nuclear deal: analyst

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/12/345248/aipac-sabotaging-iran-nuclear-deal/

Some Might Call It Treason

High Crimes and Misdemeanors by Congress

http://original.antiwar.com/giraldi/2013/12/18/some-might-call-it-treason-2/

Netanyahu: Many countries waiting to get rid of sanctions against Iran:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4g3kKwHYFs

Israel lobby pushing Iran intervention like it did with Iraq and Syria:

http://tinyurl.com/jamesmorrisoncrosstalk

Additional at following URL:

http://america-hijacked.com/2013/10/22/israel-targeting-iran-for-supporting-palestine-james-morris-presstv/

Must watch Dutch VPRO documentary about Israel lobby push for war with Iran:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N294FMDok98

Additional at http://tinyurl.com/mearsheimer

GOP should purge neocon warmongers & their shills like John McCain (and others):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEtASJOjDU8

Uber Zionist Haim Saban calls Obama ‘obedient’

And if anyone still has any doubt on who is running the show with US Mideast policy take a look at Haim Saban calling Obama such an ‘obedient’ president via following discussion this past Saturday in DC:

President Obama on U.S.-Israel Relations:

http://c-spanvideo.org/program/ObamaonUS


Haim Saban, friend to Israel and Democrats:

http://articles.latimes.com/…/22/entertainment/et-cause22

Haim Saban: New York Times in 2004, “I’m a one-issue guy and my issue is Israel,”

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/05/business/yourmoney/05sab.html?_r=2

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2013/11/26/Haim-Saban-Throwing-Israel-under-the-Bus-for-Access-to-Power

See how Haim Saban influences US political system via what is mentioned at following URLs:

http://mondoweiss.net/2010/05/a-one-issue-guy-saban-funded-brookings-as-his-personal-power-ranger.html

Connecting the Zionist dots (by former Israeli Gilad Atzmon):

http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/connecting-the-zionist-dots-by-gilad-atzmon.html

http://salem-news.com/articles/june242010/zionist-dots.php

 Walt/Mearsheimer & Paul Findley validated yet again: http://tinyurl.com/mearsheimer & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N294FMDok98 & http://tinyurl.com/subserviencetoisrael

Seymour Hersh Alleges Obama Administration Lied on Syria Gas Attack

Seymour Hersh Alleges Obama Administration Lied on Syria Gas Attack:

http://news.yahoo.com/seymour-hersh-alleges-obama-administration-lied-syria-gas-204437397.html

http://www.lrb.co.uk/2013/12/08/seymour-m-hersh/whose-sarin

Obama admin ‘cherry-picked intelligence’ to justify Syria strike

http://rt.com/news/us-syria-sarin-report-932/

Seymour Hersh: Obama “Cherry-Picked” Intelligence on Syrian Chemical Attack to Justify U.S. Strike

http://m.democracynow.org/stories/14063

‘Rebels had motive to carry out chemical weapon attack in Syria’

Obama seeking ‘another war for Israel’ in Syria ‘concerning’:

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/09/339102/obama-sought-another-war-for-israel/

OPCW pres. says Israel, others should join chemical arms treaty 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0tqARXVWHE

‘Al-Qaeda and Al-Nusra in Syria may have significant amounts of sarin’

http://rt.com/op-edge/syria-rebels-have-sarin-980/

Turkey finds sarin gas in homes of suspected Syrian Islamists – reports

http://rt.com/news/sarin-gas-turkey-al-nusra-021/

CIA Analyst Michael Scheuer Exposes Syrian War Lobbyists:

http://america-hijacked.com/2013/09/03/cia-analyst-michael-scheuer-exposes-syrian-war-lobbyists/

One of the reasons we didn’t go to war with Syria (Phil Giraldi’s latest for the American Conservative):

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/quitting-over-syria/

Iraq and Syria based on the neocon ‘Clean Break’ war for Israel agenda: http://tinyurl.com/cleanbreak

Israel lobby pushed Syrian intervention like it did with Iraq and is doing with Iran:

http://america-hijacked.com/2012/02/12/israel-lobby-pushes-for-us-action-against-the-syrian-government/

Mandela’s ANC: Israel “far worse than apartheid South Africa”

Mandela dies at age 95: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/05/nelson-mandela-dies-aged-95-south-africa

Mandela’s ANC: Israel “far worse than apartheid South Africa”

Israel “far worse than apartheid South Africa” says ANC chair as Pretoria conference backs boycott:

http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/israel-far-worse-apartheid-south-africa-says-anc-chair-pretoria-conference-backs

5 Reasons Why Israel is an Apartheid State | Weapons of Mass

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=RPX0F-UqF-k

 Rare footage Nelson Mandela defends supporting Palestine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5TiUhhm7cQ

‘It’s hard to see why Israel won’t follow white South Africa’s road to extinction,’ says ‘Forward’ writer:

Nelson Mandela was against Israeli Apartheid?:

http://www.bintjbeil.com/E/occupation/mandella.html & http://electronicintifada.net/content/no-fake-analogy/9624

What Mandela Said about Israel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poDDwaMeD1U&feature=em-share_video_in_list_user&list=PLfrlsC1yJ2dQOewb7OGuSSVp7jG1AujyI

Hear Mandela discuss support for Palestine:

http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/nora-barrows-friedman/hear-nelson-mandela-discuss-support-palestine-1990-interview

Mandela received weapons training from Mossad

http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/hot-off-the-press-mandela-received-weapons-training-from-mos.html

Jewish Groups Had Complex Relationship with Nelson Mandela:

http://forward.com/articles/188856/jewish-groups-had-complex-relationship-with-nelson/

Nelson Mandela: A Jewish Perspective:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1312/S00072/nelson-mandela-a-jewish-perspective.htm

Mandela and ANC mentioned in following Press TV interview as well:

Native American & Indigenous Studies Assn. joins academic boycott of Israel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_iypfZuaEQ&list=PLf9eY59YpTPYJx7b05QKm4bGO0EDBGp2Z&index=17

Israelis Killed Palestinian Children in Photos: http://www.rohama.org/en/news/7085

The Movement Grows
Why Israel Fears  Roger Waters
RAMZY BAROUD
DECEMBER 18, 2013

http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/12/18/permanent-address-for-palestinian-solidarity/

US support for Israel vs Palestinians primary motivation for 9/11 & earlier World Trade Center attack in 1993 as well:

What Motivated the 9/11 Hijackers? See testimony most didn’t!: http://tinyurl.com/911motivation

Scroll down to Los Angeles Times article at http://tinyurl.com/motivation911

Listen former CIA Bin Laden unit head Michael Scheuer’s response in following youtube:

9/11 Motive & Media Betrayal: http://tinyurl.com/911motivemediabetrayal

Our relationship to Israel causes dead Americans and enormous expense in fighting Muslims’ — CIA’s Mike Scheuer to Congress:

http://america-hijacked.com/2013/10/28/our-relationship-to-israel-causes-dead-americans-and-enormous-expense-in-fighting-muslims/

Even Petraeus warned Senator John McCain via CENTCOM that US support for Israel is a threat to US troops:

http://tinyurl.com/petraeusinnewstatesman

The Hollywood Spy: The producer of “Pretty Woman” helped Israel build its nuclear arsenal

The Hollywood Spy

The producer of “Pretty Woman” helped Israel build its nuclear arsenal.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-hollywood-spy/

Admitted Israeli Spy Shows Up for Oscars – and Wins 

http://www.councilforthenationalinterest.org/new/admitted-spy-shows-up-for-oscars-and-wins/#.UxhSCW-W7vy

Netanyahu’s nuclear smuggling mentioned via following links as well:

Netanyahu: Many countries waiting to get rid of sanctions against Iran:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4g3kKwHYFs

Additional at following URL:

http://america-hijacked.com/2013/10/22/israel-targeting-iran-for-supporting-palestine-james-morris-presstv/

Israel first media reports the following but not the above because of http://america-hijacked.com/2013/04/26/do-jews-dominate-in-american-media-and-so-what-if-we-do/:

Israeli ministers demand end to US spying

http://news.yahoo.com/israeli-ministers-demand-end-us-spying-083011512.html

Not Such a Great Deal for Iran

Not Such a Great Deal for Iran:

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/11/eric-margolis/there-is-no-bad-peace-and-no-good-war/