Sunday, January 30, 2022

2022-01-30 Holocaust Commemoration Day and “Religious Zionism”

Holocaust Commemoration Day and “Religious Zionism”

“Religious Zionism” is closely associated with the racist, brigand, violent and murderous Jewish-Orthodox-Israeli sect, which was establishment and has been funded and armed by the Israeli governments for decades. The sect provides the religious ideology for the occupation of the Palestinian territories, the Jewish settlements (War Crimes pursuant to international law), and the Israeli apartheid regime (Crimes against Humanity pursuant to international law). Jews of good faith, in Israel and worldwide, should be the first to denounce and protest the sect, its ideology and its crimes.


Tel-Aviv, January 30 – for Holocaust Commemoration Day Twitter blocked this user for a week, for publishing the following meme:

The notice by Twitter said:
Tweet 1 of 1
Violating our rules against hateful conduct.
You may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious diseases.
Similar memes have been repeatedly posted in recent months. The action by Twitter is novel.

Twitter’s decision is perplexing, since Israeli public figures, including Minister of Internal Security Omer Barlev (Labor Party) have repeatedly referred to such settlers as “terrorists”. [i]

Haaretz daily on Twitter, Jan 23, 2022: “Barlev: In this case [assault on Palestinians and Jewish activists, jointly planting olive trees on Palestinian land – jz] it is clear that we are dealing with a terror group or a terror organization.”
Following Barlev’s comments regarding the settlers, Barlev was provided with personal security detail by Shin Bet – evidence of the high-level threat to his personal safety. In yet another typical contemporary Israeli twist, Minister Barlev accused his coalition partners, particularly PM Bennett’s party (which perceived the settlers as “pioneers” and “salt of the earth”) of incitement against him,  causing the threat to his personal safety... [ii]
MK Yair Golan, also member of the ruling coalition and Deputy Minister in PM Bennett’s government, has referred to such settlers as “Untermenschen” (a bizarre misuse of the term, reflecting both ignorance and disrespect of the Holocaust commemoration). His statement generated extensive public discourse in Israeli and Jewish media. [iii]
None of the above was blocked or removed by Twitter.

LaLinea007 on Twitter, January 06, 2022: “Listen to Yair Golan, he is right, every word is truthful. He is talking about settlers who perpetrate pogroms in [Palestinian] villages, break tombstones… He calls them Untermenschen. Yair Golan is right.”


Jewish-Haredi (“Black Kippa”) Israeli journalist Israel Frey has repeatedly condemned such conduct by Jewish-Orthodox-Israeli settlers’ sect. In his comments below, Frey accuses senior members of the ruling coalition that the sentiments expressed in such violent attacks are shared by them, if not actively, then by acquiescence – leader of the Labor Party (Israeli “left”) and Minister of Transportation Merav Michaeli, by leader of Yesh Atid Party (Israeli “center”) and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid. Therefore – they the Israeli “left” and “center” are not that different from the Israeli extreme right – represented by MK Itamar Ben-Gvir.

Jewish-Haredi Journalist Israel Frey on Twitter, January 21, 2022: “Hi Merav Michaeli, Shalom Yair Lapid. I know that you like a lot the feeling that you are beautiful Israelis. If you were quick to denounce “Untermenschen” but you keep silent in view of such cruel assaults by the settlers, congratulations – you are full partners in the apparatus of atrocities. On the back of your “statesmanship” they are preparing the next assault. You and Ben-Gvir are two side of the same coin.”

Settlers’ murderous pogroms against Palestinians have been going on for years [iv]. The reason that the matter has reached the headlines and the denouncements in recent months is probably related to recent cases of serious settlers’ violence against Israeli activists, who assist Palestinian farmers in cultivating their lands under constant attacks.
Additionally, according the Israeli authorities, broad daylight, overt violent attacks by Jewish settlers have doubled in 2021, while nighttime, covert violent attacks have seen sharp decline. [v] The reason for the changing character of the Jewish-orthodox-Israeli settlers’ sect violence may be the transformation of their relationship with the Israeli occupation forces and Israeli authorities over the past two years.
With the level of Shin-Bet surveillance and the widespread military presence in the occupied Palestinian territories, it is obvious that such pogroms could never take place absent collusion by the occupation/security apparatus. The perpetrators are hardly ever caught, even when they openly perpetrate violent crimes. Moreover, In numerous cases full collusion of IDF and occupation/security apparatus was documented in the pogroms.

B’Tselem: The Israeli NGO's report, documenting the ongoing collusion between the Jewish-Orthodox-Israeli settlers’ sect and the Israeli occupation/security apparatus.
On January 25, 2022, seven US Jewish organizations sent a protest letter to the Israeli government, condemning the Jewish settlers’ violence. [vi] However, the letter should be deemed false and misleading, because it tried to attribute the violent and murderous acts to “extremists”. The same propaganda line is also promoted by the Israeli government.
In  fact, the racist, violent and murderous ideology of the Jewish-orthodox-Israeli settlers’ sect is mainstream in Israel today. To witt, in 2020 Israeli PM Netanyahu promoted Rafi Eitam as the government’s candidate for Chairman of Yad Vashem - the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem.

Efi Eitam


Mr Eitam is a retired IDF Brigadier General, he is a former government minister, former MK, and former Chair of the National-Religious Party. Mr Eitam is considered one of the leaders of “Religious Zionism” – the political camp that is most closely associated with settlers’ ideology (often dubbed “The Knitted Kippas). [vii]
Mr Eitam’s pronouncements leave no doubt about such ideology: [viii]
  • Israeli Arabs - "Cancer is a disease, in which most people die because of being diagnosed too late".
  • Arab MKs - "The day would come and we will expel you [to Gaza]".
  • Palestinians - "We should ... expel the vast majority of the Arabs in Judea and Samaria [west bank]. We can't have all these Arabs, and we can't give up the territory".
  • Lebanon - Simply slaughter civilians? "Yes. That is the equation and there is none other. It's cruel, it's cold, but that is it".
  • Jews - "Without Jews the world can't live... it's a dead world".
Yet more telling regarding sentiments surrounding Efi Eitam candidacy for Yad Vashem Chair is a Tweet by Yinon Magal, where PM Netanyahu (with whom Magal maintains close friendship) was tagged. Magal is a  journalist and former MK for The Jewish Home party - part of the "Religious Zionism" camp.

Yinon Magal on Twitter, November 18, 2020: "If Efi Eitam is not appointed Yad Vashem Chair, it would be a victory for the concept that our treatment of the Palestinians parallels the treatment of Jews by the Nazis. And the perverted concept that the lesson from the Holocaust is that we, the victims, should not turn into Nazis ourselves! Such screwy concept, which was planted along the years into Holocaust commemoration, including in Yad Vashem, we must put an end!" 
With widespread support within the Jewish-Israeli public and Israeli governments, few in Israel openly state the true nature of the situation. Haaretz columnist Kobi Niv, for example, refers to the “Religious Zionism” camp as “existential threat”. [ix] Niv’s column reviews the documentary series “The Human Factor”, which is described by its distributors as: “The epic behind-the-scenes story of the United States' 30-year effort to secure peace in the Middle East. Recounted from the unique perspective of the American mediators on the front-lines” (the reference to US peace efforts is rather dubious. Absent US patronage, the Israeli occupation of Palestine would have ended decades ago…). [x] 
Niv focuses on the testimonies of four senior Jewish-American US diplomats (Martin Indyk, Daniel Kurtzer, Aaron Miller and Dennis Ross). In contrast with reigning Israeli myth, the four attribute the failure of Israeli-Palestinian peace process to murderous violence by the members of the “Religious Zionism” camp: US born Baruch Goldstein – who perpetrated the 1994 Cave of the Patriarchs massacre in Hebron, and Yigal Amir – who perpetrated the 1995 PM Rabin assassination.
The Jewish-Orthodox-Israeli settlers’ sect provides the ideological foundation for the occupation of the Palestinian territories, the Jewish settlements (War Crimes pursuant to international law), and the Israeli apartheid regime (Crimes against Humanity pursuant to international law).
On International Holocaust Commemoration day, Jews should be the first to condemn the racist, brigand, violent and murderous Jewish-orthodox-Israeli sect.


i Barlev: Assault of left-wing [Israeli] activists near Burin is terror by extremist settlers, Haaretz (2021)

ii Josh Breiner and Noa Shpigel, Shin Bet attached security detail to Minister Barlev: “My government colleagues have made me into the enemy of the settlers” (2022)

iii David Israel, Meretz MK Who Almost Became IDF Chief Calls Homesh Settlers Untermenschen, Jewish Press (2022)

v Roy Sharon, Sharp increase by right wing activists in the territories over the past year, Kan Israeli Broadcasting Service (2022)

vi JTA and Jacob Magid, ADL, other Jewish groups denounce ‘ongoing terrorism’ by settler extremists, 

Times of Israel (2022)

vii Andrew Silow-Carroll, What a kippa really tells you about its wearer, Times of Israel (2016)

viii Uri Misgv, Introducing the thinking of the PM candidate for Chair of Yad Vashem, Haarertz (2020)

ix Kobi Niv, “Religious Zionism” is an existential threat, Haaretz (2021)

x Dror Moreh, The Human Factor, (2019) 

Friday, January 7, 2022

2022-01-07 לשכת האתיקה של ההסתדרות הרפואית בישראל מסרבת לבדוק תלונות נגד שרון אלרעי פרייס

  לשכת האתיקה של ההסתדרות הרפואית בישראל מסרבת לבדוק תלונות נגד שרון אלרעי פרייס

תלונות נגד שרון אלרעי פרייס הוגשו ללשכת האתיקה של ההסתדרות הרפואית בגין פרסום מידע שקרי ומטעה, שנועד לזרוע תבהלה ופחד: א) חוות דעת שקרית ומטעה אודות "זן האומיקרון המסוכן" שגרם "הכפלת שיעור התמותה" מקורונה בדרום אפריקה, ב) פרסומים שקריים ומטעים אודות חשש לנזק מוחי לילדים מהדבקה בקורונה.  החלטתה הראשונה של יו"ר לשכת האתיקה, ד"ר תמי קרני, נשלחה אליה בחזרה כהחלטה בלתי תקינה ובלתי ראויה. החלטתה המתוקנת משובשת עוד יותר: “לפיכך, אני מציעה כי תפנה לגורמים המקצועיים העוסקים ביעילות החיסון..." [לקורונה].  התלונות לא עסקו כלל בעניין יעילות החיסונים לקורונה ו/או מדיניות החיסונים של משרד הבריאות. יש לתהות מדוע החליטה יו"ר לשכת האתיקה לשרבב את עניין "יעילות החיסון" להחלטתה בעניין התלונות. לא נותר אלא לתהות ביחס לאתיקה של ראש לשכת האתיקה של ההסתדרות הרפואית.  קשה להתמודד עם המציאות שנחשפה במגפת הקורונה ביחס לממסד הרפואי בישראל.

קראו בדפדפן:

א) התלונות המקוריות:

1. 2021-11-26 תלונות הוגשו נגד ד"ר אלרעי פרייס וד"ר מאיר פרייס בגין פרסומים כוזבים אודות חשש לנזק מוחי לילדים עקב הדבקה בקורונה

2. 2021-12-02 תלונות הוגשו נגד ד"ר אלרעי פרייס בגין חוות דעת רשלנית ו/או שקרית ומטעה בכוונת תחילה - למטרת הפעלת איכוני שב"כ

ב) ההחלטה הראשונה של יו"ר לשכת האתיקה, ד"ר תמי קרני

ג) דחיית ההחלטה הראשונה של יו"ר לשכת האתיקה של ההסתדרות הרפואית, ד"ר תמי קרני

ד) החלטה מתוקנת של יו"ר לשכת האתיקה של ההסתדרות הרפואית, ד"ר תמי קרני

ה) דחיית ההחלטה המתוקנת של יו"ר לשכת האתיקה של ההסתדרות הרפואית, ד"ר תמי קרני

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

2022-01-05 Deep State in Israel – from drone sales to China to murderous pogroms in Palestine

 Deep State in Israel – from drone sales to China to murderous pogroms in Palestine

Veteran Israeli security and intelligence analyst Yossi Melman published this week an unusual report, describing Deep State in Israel through collusion of the secretive security apparatus and the judges. Based on entirely different set of facts, 2013 article reached the same conclusions: “ISRAEL: Nation hijacked by a Shin-Bet Judiciary Gang”. Obviously, “Democracy” is inconsistent with an Apartheid regime. Moreover, the Israeli Apartheid has led to breakdown of formal state governance.


The killing of Palestinian Fadi Wash’ha, June 02, 2021. 


Tel-Aviv, January 4 – veteran Israeli security and intelligence analyst Yossi Melman published this week an unusual report. [i]  The report stems from criminal indictment of Israeli drone manufacturer Aeronautics for illegal exports of drones to an “Asian superpower rival of the United States”. [ii,iii]

Foreign press explicitly named the mysterious customer – China. [iv] And US pressure is probably what caused the unusual enforcement of the law in this case, where notable Israeli political and security figures have held senior positions in the company along the years. [v] Melman states that he was the one who had exposed the Aeronautics affair 4.5 years ago. His expose’ caused embarrassment to the Israeli establishment and forced the opening of the criminal investigation. The same company is also suspected for bombing Armenia as a mercenary corporation, but that issue is not part of the indictment. [vi,vii] Allegations of criminal exports by other Israeli security corporations, e.g. -  NSO, maker of Pegasus, have never resulted in criminal investigation in Israel. [viii]

However, The thrust of Melman’s most report is different – the gag orders placed on the affair by the Israeli courts at the request of the security apparatus. [ix] Melman describes his fight against the gag orders in the various courts as “theater of the absurd”, since such gag orders were imposed while the information is readily available through the international press and various online sources, including Wikipedia. The gag orders went as far as retroactively prohibiting publishing by Melman of details from his own previous reports of the affair.

Melman notes the obvious: court proceedings leading to such gag orders are held behind closed doors, and in part also ex parte – judges hear the security apparatus and its counsel, while Melman and his counsel are barred from the court.

Referring to a long list of affairs, Melman notes that in his half century career as a journalist he has struggled against censorship by the Israeli security apparatus up and down the courts; he has appeared before “conservative” and “liberal” judges alike. The outcome has always been the same. The courts grant the security apparatus gag orders on any affair, old or new, that is a source of embarrassment. 

Melman concludes that the situation in Israel has deteriorated over the decades, and today it reflects the full emergence of “Deep State” regime:

“’Deep State’ - refers to a state hidden under the surface… condition where a secretive group, made up of invisible power networks, works independently of the elected political leadership of the state and advances it own objectives and its own agenda… In Israel, such dubious term is applicable to the security apparatus, which operates as a state within the state and does whatever it wishes… with backing of the court system. Such joint, two pronged attack exhausts the few that are still ready to fight for justice, Human Rights… I am a Don Quixote fighting the windmills...”

While Melman’s grievances primarily pertain  to Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press, the same phenomena are obvious to no lesser extent in other areas of life in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. For example – long term “Administrative Detentions” of Palestinians with no indictment, no trial, not conviction, but under the stamp of approval by the courts. Such administrative detentions are often used by the security apparatus to cripple any emergence of legitimate, authentic political Palestinian leadership. Under such circumstances, the only way for detainees to regain their freedom is the starve themselves to near death. The most recent case – Hisham Abu Hawwash. [x]

Perhaps the breakdown of formal governance is most notable in events over the past year, where Jewish settlers act jointly with the security apparatus, build illegal “outposts” and perpetrate murderous pogroms against Palestinian villagers in disregard of explicit government policy, Knesset law and Supreme Court rulings. [xi,xii,xiii]

Obviously, the notion of “Democracy” is inconsistent with an apartheid regime. [xiv,xv,xvi,xvii] However, less noted outside Israel is the process, whereby the ongoing occupation of Palestine is leading to the breakdown of the Israeli formal government structure, rendering it ineffective vis a vis the Deep State forces.

Based on entirely different set of facts, the same conclusion was reached regarding the nature of the Israeli regime almost a decade ago in an 2013 report under the title: ISRAEL - Nation hijacked by a Shin-Bet Judiciary Gang. [xviii]


i Yossi Melman, For 38 years I have covered intelligence and security. I am exhausted, Haaretz (2022)

ii Josh Breiner, Israeli Kamikaze Drone Maker, Top Employees Charged With Violating Export Law, Haaretz (2021)

iii Yossi Melman, When Israel Sells Arms to Everybody, 'Dr. Strangelove of Drones' Feels Invincible, Haaretz (2021)

iv Staff, Israel's suicide drone sales to China puts Tel Aviv in awkward bind with US, TRT World (2021)

v Thomas Nedwick, A Group Of Israelis Secretly Built And Tested Suicide Drones For An Unknown Asian Customer, The Drive (2021)

vi Asbarez Staff, Criminal Charges Filed Against Israeli Drone-Maker Suspected of Bombing Artsakh Target, Asbarez (2021)

vii Judah Ari Gross, Investigation launched into Israeli dronemaker suspected of bombing Armenia, Times of Israel (2017)

viii Sean Lyngaas, US blacklists Israeli firm NSO Group for use of spyware, CNN (2021)

ix Yonah Jeremy Bob, A-G indicts Aeronautics drone-maker, case details under gag order, The Jerusalem Post (2021)

x The National, Palestinian Hisham Abu Hawash to be released by Israel after 141 days of hunger strike,Mena (2022)

xi Israeli settlers attack village in occupied West Bank, Al Jazeera (2021)

xii Patrick Kingsley and Adam Rasgon, Unauthorized Settlement Creates Stress Test for Israel’s New Government, New York Times (2021)

xiii Yuval Abraham, Joint militias: How settlers and soldiers teamed up to kill four Palestinians, +972 Magazine

xiv Clara Hill, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls Israel an ‘apartheid state’, Yahoo (2021)

xv Human Rights Watch, A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution (2021)

xviii Joseph Zernik, ISRAEL - Nation hijacked by a Shin-Bet Judiciary Gang, (2013)