Some things you should know about Israel

the following post is copied from No Tears For Lebanon(Now)

Posted by tearsforlebanon on November 2, 2007

I found this list on Sabbah blog this is something that some of you may already know, but others should read the whole list to see for themselves what is happening.

that non-Jewish Israelis can’t buy or lease land in Israel.

that Palestinian license plates in Israel are color coded to distinguish Jews from non-Jews.

that Jerusalem, both East and West, is considered by the entire
world community, including the United States, to be occupied territory
and NOT part of Israel.

… that Israel allots 85% of the water resources for Jews and the
remaining 15% is divided among all Palestinians in the “territories”?

For example in Hebron, 85% of the water is given to about 400 settlers,
while 15% must be divided among Hebron’s 120,000 Palestinians.

… the United States awards Israel $5 billion in aid each year. Update: Here is a short clip from the documentary “Occupation 101,” exposing US Aid to Israel:

… that yearly US aid to Israel exceeds the aid the US grants to the whole African continent.

… that Israel is the only country in the Middle East that has nuclear weapons.

… that Israel is the only country in the Middle East that refuses to
sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty and bars international
inspections from its sites.

… that Israel currently occupies territories of two sovereign
nations (Lebanon and Syria) in defiance of United Nations Security
Council resolutions.

… that Israel has for decades routinely sent assassins into other countries to kill its political enemies.

… that high-ranking military officers in the Israeli Occupation
Forces have admitted publicly that unarmed prisoners of war were
executed by the IOF.

… that Israel refuses to prosecute its soldiers who have acknowledged executing prisoners of war.

… that Israel routinely confiscates bank accounts, businesses and
land, and refuses to pay compensation to those who suffer the

… that Israel blew up an American diplomatic facility in Egypt and
attacked a U.S. ship in international waters, killing 33 and wounding
177 American sailors.

… that the second most powerful lobby in the United States,
according to a recent Fortune magazine survey of Washington insiders,
is the Israeli AIPAC.

… that Israel stands in defiance of 69 United Nations Security Council Resolutions.

… that today’s Israel sits on the former sites of more than 400
now-vanished Palestinian villages, and that the Israeli’s re-named
almost every physical site in the country to cover up the traces.

… that it was not until 1988 that Israelis were barred from running “Jews Only” job ads.

… that four prime ministers of Israel Begin, Shamir, Rabin, and
Sharon, have taken part in either bomb attacks on civilians,
of civilians, or forced expulsions of civilians from their villages.

… that the Israeli Foreign Ministry pays two American public relations firms to promote Israel to Americans.

…that Israel’s government includes a party which advocates expelling all Palestinians from the occupied territories.

… that Israel’s settlement-building increased rapidly since Oslo.

… that settlement building under Barak doubled compared to settlement building under Netanyahu.

… that Israel once dedicated a postage stamp to a man who attacked a civilian bus and killed several people.

… that recently-declassified documents indicate that David
Ben-Gurion in at least some instances approved of the expulsion of
Palestinians in 1948.

We often hear of Ehud Barak’s generosity about an alleged return of
95% of the Palestinian Occupied Territories. When Palestinians refused,
they were blamed for “missing an opportunity.” The Palestinians have
already accepted Israel’s existence on 78% of what was Palestine. For
those who use the argument of the Bible: God said to Abraham, “Unto thy
seed, I will give thy land.” Abraham had two sons. Ismael – the Arab
son, and Isaac – the Jewish son. So even if one wants to go to the
Bible, the land would belong to both.

that Palestinian Christians are considered the “living stones” of
Christianity because they are the direct descendants of the disciples
of Jesus Christ.

… that despite a ban on torture by Israel’s High Court of Justice,
torture has continued by Shin Bet interrogators on Palestinian

… that Palestinian refugees make up the largest portion of the refugee population in the world.




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