Israel’s Prime Minister acting tough?

Israel launches Pillar of Cloud  targeted killing against a defenseless civilian population.


Palestine has been under military occupation for six decades.


by Debbie Menon


Ken O’Keefe vs. Daniel Pipes



Peace activist Ken O’Keefe stressed “…without the cover of the EU and our Western nations, Israel would not be able to continue this collective punishment on an innocent population….”

He added if Western cover was removed from giving impunity to crimes committed by Israel against defenseless people they would not have gone unpunished.

As Israel continues its assault on Gaza, death toll reaches ten, with dozens injured.


A Palestinian carries a wounded woman into a hospital after Israeli air strikes in Gaza City November 14, 2012.


Palestinians wheel a wounded child into a hospital after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City November 14, 2012. (Reuters)

RT Reports:

19:40 GMT: Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov calls for end to violence in Gaza.

­19:34 GMT: Egypt’s president orders UN representative to call for emergency security council meeting over Israel Gaza strikes, spokesman says, according to Egyptian state TV.

­19:27 GMT: Egypt has decided to withdraw its ambassador to Israel.

­19:22 GMT: Former US President Jimmy Carter was quoted by Israel’s Haaretz daiy as saying: “Both sides should cease all hostilities; Israel should end its blockade of Gaza“.

Read more live updates: here  

Most Palestinian leaders languish in Israeli jails or are killed in Israeli airstrikes.

IMEMC – Two Palestinians were killed, four others two injured, one critical, by Israeli air strikes targeting Gaza city on Wednesday afternoon.

Little girl reported to be Renan Arafat, killed earlier today by an Israeli airstrike Samar Abu Elouf

Local sources said that an Israeli military unmanned plane fired a missile at a car near Gaza City hospital killing Ahmad al-Ja’bari, 52, and Mohamed al-Hiems, 30. Four others were injured one critical. Al-Ja’bari was a commander of the al-Qassam Brigades of the Hamas movement.

Another air raid targeted a civilian car near the Gaza city port on Wednesday afternoon. Local sources said that two men who were inside the car were injured and moved to a nearby hospital.

Meanwhile Israeli F16 fighter-jets fired missiles at residents’ homes in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, no injuries were reported.

Yesterday a resistance fighter died of wounds suffered last Saturday during the latest wave of Israeli military escalation against the coastal region.

The death of the two men today brings the number of Palestinians killed by the Israeli army since Saturday to ten, including a 15 and 17 year-old brother, while dozens of residents, including children, were injured by Israeli fire and shells in the coastal region.

Witness: ‘Palestinian Loss of Homes & Villages’ carry on uninterrupted daily supported and aided by the purveyors of  “democracy” and “human rights” … 



What I oppose strongly is “blind”, knee-jerk support for Israel, especially when she is in the wrong. Israel continues to build walls across occupied territories the UN said Israel must give back. Israel continues to bulldoze Palestinian homes, farms, orchards. Israel continues its “extra-judicial” assassinations — including on foreign soil and usually taking “collateral” civilians with it.

Israel does not have a moral leg to stand on with regard to its treatment of Arabs now or ever. Bombing innocents as revenge for real wrongs committed is also wrong. In that sense, two wrongs do not make a right and Arab terrorism is just as wrong as Israeli terrorism.

Gandhi said 55 yeas ago: “Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English or France to the French. What is going on in Palestine today cannot be justified by any moral code of conduct. If they [the Jews] must look to the Palestine of geography as their national home, it is wrong to enter it under the shadow of the British gun. A religious act cannot be performed with the aid of the bayonet or the bomb.”

“They can settle in Palestine only by the goodwill of the Arabs.. As it is, they are co-sharers with the British in despoiling a people who have done no wrong to them. I am not defending the Arab excesses. I wish they had chosen the way of non-violence in resisting what they rightly regard as an unacceptable encroachment upon their country. But according to the accepted canons of right and wrong, nothing can be said against the Arab resistance in the face of overwhelming odds.

Gandhi’s words still ring true.

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2 Comments for “Israel’s Prime Minister acting tough?”

  1. One has to see the video associated with this article as almost a waste of time. With due respects to PressTV anyone could receive a list of the question asked, beforehand and quickly craft the answers that will come from people like Daniel Pipes. It’s predictable.

    Why do they bother then?. Do we expect to receive an explanation as to why these events in the past days have happened. Does Pipes have a direct line to the leader of the Israel murderers, Netanyahu?
    Of course not. So its Gaza and the UK and Florida, three differing viewpoints with little point to it at all. One can resolve nothing with arguments that are unconnected.

    Far more relevant would be to question someone who has an understanding of the machinations of the Israeli minds, the influences that are tumbling around in the war office of the Knesset, the likely support or otherwise from the US. Some are possibly painfully obvious..

    How is it than one can quote the US Ambassador to Israel in such a broadcast? He doesn’t represent the American viewpoint in any way and is really in the position of appearing as just another stooge, which quite plainly, he is. Does one think for one second that in light of the happenings with the Israeli planes attacking defenceless civilians, that Shapiro actually rang Ms Clinton with her friends in the wine country of South Australia before he graciously supported Israel? Hardly. Shapiro is confident enough to know he can almost say anything and it will be right. He is an Israeli, through and through. What he says is straight from netanyahu’s office. Who he represents and what he says is a moot point indeed, of little consequence. Truthful or otherwise, Obama will go along with it.

    Sadly, that is the way it appears to be although, all things considered, Obama does have a few other matters that have his knickers in a knot right now.

    But as I have said earlier today in a different forum, Petraeus, as a Dominionist (Christan Fundamentalist) , fraternising as he has been with the despicable Jewish Neocons, (6.000 US dead thanks to them) and his allegiance to the Israelis, well known, he was the perfect choice for the GOP in 2006.

    But he’ll rise again though. According to the scriptures it has been done before, so why not Petraeus.

  2. STOP deluding the world Mr. Pipes! Let’s arm Palestinians and let’s have a REAL WAR for CHANGE!

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