Jack Holland 11.JAN.09
Israeli Propaganda Exposed:
What most Americans do not know about Hamas, the so-called terrorist group that the Israelis are attempting to bomb back to the Biblical days of the Torah…
Hamas was given the green light to start operations by the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad. Hamas was founded as a counter balancing force against Yasser Arafat’s Fatah Movement back in 1987. In other words, the Israelis were attempting to undermind Arafat's operations by creating and backing a new force against him...similar to how the United States once backed Sadam Hussein and Osama Bin Ladin when it politically expedient to do so...as has been said many times; one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter, what?
From an article that appeared in the French daily L'Humanité on 12/14/2001, subsequently translated to English by Global Outlook in 220, and published by Global Research in March of 2004: “Thanks to the Mossad, Israel’s “Institute for Intelligence and Special Tasks”, the Hamas was allowed to reinforce its presence in the occupied territories.
Meanwhile, Arafat’s Fatah Movement for National Liberation as well as the Palestinian Left were subjected to the most brutal form of repression and intimidation
Let us not forget that it was Israel, which in fact created Hamas. According to Zeev Sternell, historian at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, “Israel thought that it was a smart ploy to push the Islamists against the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO)”.
Ahmed Yassin, the spiritual leader of the Islamist movement in Palestine, returning from Cairo in the seventies, established an Islamic charity association. Prime Minister Golda Meir, saw this as an opportunity to counterbalance the rise of Arafat’s Fatah movement.” http://globalresearch.ca/articles/ZER403A.html
The United States think tank Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) that forms much of the hawkish US Foreign policy has a misleading document on their website regarding the foundation of Hamas. The Israeli connection is not mentioned. The CFR as an organization claims to “promote understanding of foreign policy and America’s role in world”…according to their website:
Welcome to www.cfr.org, the website of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). It is designed to be an online resource for everyone in these turbulent times who wants to learn more about the complex international issues challenging policymakers and citizens alike.
Thinking about and discussing pressing foreign-policy issues is a long-established tradition at CFR, a nonpartisan and independent membership organization. As you can learn by reading our mission statement, CFR has promoted understanding of foreign policy and America’s role in the world since its founding in 1921. It does this in a variety of ways: by convening meetings at which government officials, global leaders, and CFR members debate major foreign-policy issues; by operating a think tank that is home to the world’s most prominent scholars of international affairs; by sponsoring Task Forces and commissioning books and reports; and by publishing Foreign Affairs, the leading journal of global politics.”
Much has been written on the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR). Recently they have come to the attention of many Americans as they have been exposed for being complicit with policy planning related to the formation of a North American Union, the Amero (proposed North American Union Currency) and support of a One World Government that many believe is being promoted under the disguise of the United Nations.
To gain a broader understanding as to why many are becoming suspect of the CFR, one might wish to read the following document: http://www.newswithviews.com/guest_opinion/guest82.htm
No matter what view of the CFR you take, they are obviously biased towards Israel as their internal documentation on Hamas states only that Hamas was founded as an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt:
“Hamas grew out of the Muslim Brotherhood, a religious and political organization founded in Egypt with branches throughout the Arab world. Beginning in the late 1960s, Hamas's founder and spiritual leader, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, preached and did charitable work in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, both of which were occupied by Israel following the 1967 Six-Day War. In 1973, Yassin established al-Mujamma' al-Islami (the Islamic Center) to coordinate the Muslim Brotherhood's political activities in Gaza. Yassin founded Hamas as the Muslim Brotherhood's local political arm in December 1987, following the eruption of the first intifada, a Palestinian uprising against Israeli control of the West Bank and Gaza. Hamas published its official charter in 1988, moving decidedly away from the Muslim Brotherhood's ethos of nonviolence.” http://www.cfr.org/publication/8968#2
This is simply not the whole truth. What is missing is the fact that Israeli ex-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apparently had a hand in the creation of Hamas:
Olmert, Netanyahu clash over Hamas and Golan Heights
By Sheera Claire Frenkel, Feb 13, 2007
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Opposition Leader Binyamin Netanyahu blamed each other on Monday for the rise of Hamas, highlighting the growing tensions in the Knesset over how Israel should regard the new Palestinian unity government…
..According to Olmert, he would attend the meeting to explore possibilities for a "diplomatic horizon." An argument then broke out between the prime minister and Netanyahu when the opposition leader accused Olmert of giving in to Abbas.
To that, Olmert replied, "Netanyahu has gone back to being the same old Netanyahu," and accused him of directly contributing to strengthening the Hamas movement by releasing the movement's founder, Sheikh Ahmad Yassin, during his term as prime minister.
"Netanyahu established Hamas, gave it life, freed Sheikh Yassin and gave him the opportunity to blossom," he said, adding that the current political situation in the Palestinian Authority came about "because of the nonsense that was done while Netanyahu was prime minister."
Many of our readers may remember Benjamin Netanyahu back during the first Persian Gulf War in 1991. He was a general at the time and would come on TV every evening to give updates as to how the Israeli people were holding up to the Iraqi’s firing of Scud Missiles towards their West Bank settlements. He also gave gas mask demonstrations and put out other propaganda that kept US Citizens glued to their TV sets each night.
He became Prime Minister of Israel in 1996. He was the 9th Prime Minister of Israel and the only Israeli born Prime Minister that Israel had ever fielded up until that time. He is also a founding member of the Likud party, a party originally began life under the name of the Herut. Herut was originally founded by an Israeli Terrorist organization known as the Irgun. The Likud Party stands firmly against the Palestinians right to self-determination and statehood.
Netanyahu is also a firm believer in ensuring that Iran gets no nuclear weapons. He claims Iran is another Germany and compares the government to that of Hitler’s.
It is interesting that he was involved in the founding of Hamas. What is more interesting is that he also upholds the acts of former Israeli Zionist terrorists known as the Irgun that operated in Palestine between the years of 1931 and 1948 until the British mandate gave the Israeli’s their own state…which is part and parcel of the continuing conflict going on in Israel today. The Israeli Terrorist group Irgun (an offshoot of Haganaw, an Israeli paramilitary) unit bombed the King David Hotel in Jerusalem on July 22, 1946 and killed 91 people and wounded 46.
Historically, this story has lots of twists to it and makes for some interesting reading, much of which has to do with the attempts by Palestinian Jews to accuse British Chief Secretary John Shaw of having knowledge and warnings that a bomb would be going off in the hotel, and that he did not in turn warn anyone. This turned out to be propaganda put out by the Israeli Terrorists. To read more on this historical event, click on the following link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_David_Hotel_Bombing
Netanyahu promoted the Anniversary of the Zionist Terrorist Act by attending a 2006 celebration commemorating the bombing. The celebration enraged British Citizens. This of course is news that you would not have seen on US News Media outlets due to our own government’s predisposed bias towards Israel and the fact that the Israelis have their hooks in American news organizations and certain US Politicians:
British anger at terror celebration
The commemoration of Israeli bombings that killing 92 people has caused offence
By Ned Parker and Stephen Farrell, July 20, 2006, The London Times
“The rightwingers, including Binyamin Netanyahu, the former Prime Minister, are commemorating the bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, the headquarters of British rule, that killed 92 people and helped to drive the British from Palestine.
They have erected a plaque outside the restored building, and are holding a two-day seminar with speeches and a tour of the hotel by one of the Jewish resistance fighters involved in the attack.
Simon McDonald, the British Ambassador in Tel Aviv, and John Jenkins, the Consul-General in Jerusalem, have written to the municipality, stating: “We do not think that it is right for an act of terrorism, which led to the loss of many lives, to be commemorated.”
In particular they demanded the removal of the plaque that pays tribute to the Irgun, the Jewish resistance branch headed by Menachem Begin, the future Prime Minister, which carried out the attack on July 22, 1946.
The plaque presents as fact the Irgun’s claim that people died because the British ignored warning calls. “For reasons known only to the British, the hotel was not evacuated,” it states.
Mr McDonald and Dr Jenkins denied that the British had been warned, adding that even if they had “this does not absolve those who planted the bomb from responsibility for the deaths”. On Monday city officials agreed to remove the language deemed offensive from the blue sign hanging on the hotel’s gates, though that had not been done shortly before it was unveiled last night.
The controversy over the plaque and the two-day celebration of the bombing, sponsored by Irgun veterans and the right-wing Menachem Begin Heritage Centre, goes to the heart of the debate over the use of political violence in the Middle East. Yesterday Mr Netanyahu argued in a speech celebrating the attack that the Irgun were governed by morals, unlike fighters from groups such as Hamas.
“It’s very important to make the distinction between terror groups and freedom fighters, and between terror action and legitimate military action,” he said. “Imagine that Hamas or Hezbollah would call the military headquarters in Tel Aviv and say, ‘We have placed a bomb and we are asking you to evacuate the area’.”
But the view of the attack was very different in 1946 when The Times branded the Irgun “terrorists in disguise”. Decades later, Irgun veterans are unrepentant. Sarah Agassi, 80, remembers spying in the King David Hotel.
She and a fellow agent posed as a couple. They danced tangos and waltzes, sipped whisky and wine while they cased out the hotel.
On the day her brother and his fellow fighters posed as Arabs delivering milk and brought seven milk churns, each containing 50kg of explosives, into the building. Ms Agassi waited across the street until her brother rushed out. She said that she then made the warning call to the British command in the hotel.
Sitting in the luxurious hotel lobby, she expressed no regret. “We fought for our independence. We thought it was the right way . . . If I had to fight for Israel, I swear even now I would do anything.”
Click here to read full article: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article690085.ece
Folks, this is what you need to understand about the Israelis. There are factions within Israel that have a long history steeped in violence, terrorism, and propaganda. They are masters of creating propaganda for the American consumer. Notice that it was OK for the Zionist Jews to bomb the Brits in the name of independence, but it is not OK today for the Palestinians under Hamas to bomb the Israelis in the name of independence. The sooner the Palestinians have their own legitimate homeland just as the Jews have in Israel, the sooner the so-called Mid East Crisis can end.
Even President George Bush believes the Palestinians deserve a homeland:http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=191344&src=110
Wake up America…you are being brainwashed by the Israeli Propaganda machine!
Jack Holland 01/12/2009 - The Dissassociated Laredo Free Press