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    Is Israel an American Value? Laura Dawn Lewis http://www.couplescompany.com/Features/Politics/2005/ValueI1.htm May 31, 2005: This year s AIPAC (American
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 5, 2005
      Is Israel an American Value?
      Laura Dawn Lewis

      May 31, 2005: This year's AIPAC (American Israeli Public Affairs
      Committee) the most powerful foreign lobby in Washington's conference
      ran with the slogan, "Israel, an American value". Accompanying this
      slogan is a logo showing an American flag juxtaposed as a six-pointed
      star. (Right).

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      Imagine if Mexico, Canada or Britain displayed such hubris through
      proclamation. Aside from the fact that Israel is a foreign nation and
      not one of our territories or states, AIPAC, its PR and government
      lobby is same alien organization under investigation for spying on us
      directly and indirectly with ties to several Israeli spy networks
      uncovered and disbanded since 2001, the latest being the
      Franklin/Feith affair exposed by CBS last summer.

      Compromised Secrets, false Security

      In FOUR separate instances during 2004, Israel found itself exposed
      spying on the United States: January 2004--New York City, an Israeli
      cell was uncovered attempting to smuggle out 500 nuclear detonation
      parts. February 2004--two Israeli operatives are caught red-handed
      stealing classified nuclear submarine fuel in Tennessee. May 2004--a
      four year operation blew open exposing Golin Cipel, a known Mossad
      agent's infiltration into the New Jersey Governor's bed and nearly
      Homeland Security. This was passed off as "a homosexual affair" to
      placate people and deflect the issue. Cipel fled to Israel to avoid
      Pollard's fate within days. Then we have Feith and Franklin.

      This is from a country that says it doesn't spy on us yet after
      September 11th it wasn't an Al Qaeda cell we busted. It was a
      nationwide Israeli Art Student spy ring. We deported over 800 Israelis
      following 9-11 and fewer than fifty Arabs or Muslim extremists.

      Yet this lobby acting as the voice of a foreign country possesses the
      gall to say supporting it is an American value?

      ISRAEL, AN AMERICAN VALUE? The attacks against the United States on
      September 11th were the direct result of the perpetrators justified
      repulsion with American support for Israel, according to the final
      September 11 commission report.

      U.S. policy on Israel key motive for effort :PLOTTER INVOLVED BIN
      Jul. 23, 2004

      Israel an American Value?

      The plan for our current conquest of the Middle East was developed by
      high ranking persons in the US who consistently demonstrate their
      loyalty to Israel at the expense of American interests and lives
      including The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol, John Bolton who is up
      for our UN position, Douglas Feith, William Perle and Paul Wolfowitz.
      Commonly they and Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice and
      others are referred to as the neocons. Conservative they are not.
      They are Trotskyites.

      The plan drafted in 1998 for the Israeli government, which required
      another Pearl Harbor event to motivate Americans to support a Middle
      East makeover for Israel and includes regime change in Iraq first,
      then Iran, Syria, Lebanon and other Middle East countries.

      George Washington, our first President warned of this. He called it a
      "Passionate attachment for a foreign nation". President Dwight
      Eisenhower also warned us of the dangers associated with making
      decisions based upon military conquest and profit. He called it "the
      military industrial complex", an interest group of which President
      Bush Sr.'s Carlyle Group, Vice President Dick Cheney's Halliburton and
      the Israeli government strongly support. Though Israel accounts for
      less than 1/2% of the world population, it supplies 10% of all weapons
      internationally. Israel requires conflict to survive in the US
      subsidized lifestyle it has become accustom to. MORE ON THE WAR

      Fighting for Freedom

      ISRAEL, AN AMERICAN VALUE? Today American, British, Australian and
      several other nation's men and women die in a war that would never
      exist if Americans, (England and Australia too. The French and
      Italians figured this out) stayed true to our founding values rather
      than the agenda driven values of a foreign nation. Terror is a tactic,
      an excuse and a reason to scare Americans into relinquishing our
      rights to feel "safe". An army cannot fight a tactic. It is impossible!

      Ironically, the terrorists have already won if it is "our freedom"
      they are after. Americans via our representatives in the government
      continue to decimated our constitution and shred our rights, trading
      our freedom for wars protecting our "freedom". In reality The Patriot
      Act's passage and enforcement represents the Terrorists ultimate
      trophy. They convinced us to abandon the very freedoms we say we fight

      As for President Bush's rallying cry, "freedom isn't free". Actually
      it is. Every person on this planet is born free. God gives us
      freedom. Governments take it away through laws, force and fear. Case
      in point, President Bush in six years succeeded in stripping more
      freedoms from the American people than any President in history, all
      in the name of freedom. Ironically, his only job, according to the
      oath of office is to protect the US constitution, the document
      protecting our freedoms, not the American people, freedom or
      democracy. We don't need a ruler, nor do the other 180 or so
      countries. We need leaders, leaders who have the best interests of the
      US at heart and only the best interests of the US. We haven't had one
      of these for a while.

      Dressing American
      Values in Apartheid

      Is Israel an American Value? As an American, I am deeply offended by
      AIPAC's insinuation and representation. The equation of Zionism, a
      racial and faith supremacy, military-based political movement
      represented by the Star of David with American values horrifies me.
      After the USS Liberty attack for which Israel has never apologized and
      continues to disrespect the survivors, to even pretend that Zionism
      has anything to do with our values...what arrogance! As a Christian,
      knowing the persecution, terror and murder visited upon Christians
      within the Occupied Territories by Zionists including American
      citizens, embellishing a Star of David with my country's colors and
      symbols while promoting that the American value system has anything to
      do with supporting Zionism represents a desecration akin to placing an
      American Flag within a swastika or communist symbol. And what of the
      implied meaning?

      Is support for Israel an American value?

      Absolutely not. Israel is an apartheid state. In the United States we
      believe all men and women are created equal. Apartheid may be an
      Israeli value but it IS NOT an American value.


      Israel is a theocracy, which actively discriminates against non-Jewish
      persons. Ninety-three percent of Israel is off limits to resident
      Christians and Muslims. They cannot own homes or businesses, work in
      stores, attend schools or even travel through Jewish only zones.

      How are theocratic exclusion
      and religious discrimination American values?


      As the world's foremost supplier and trafficker in white slavery and
      ecstasy, they're kidding, right?

      How are forced prostitution
      and drug trafficking American values?


      Israel builds walls on land that doesn't belong to it in violation of
      International Law and the Geneva Conventions. This construction, based
      upon The Hague Resolutions of 1907 and the internationally accepted
      laws passed after the Nuremberg trials constitute war crimes and
      crimes against humanity on a scale equivalent to Nazi Germany.

      How are ignoring international law
      and collective punishment American values?

      Didn't we invade Iraq citing these same reasons?

      Israel, an American value?

      To separate itself from Christians and Muslims it throws these same
      Christians and Muslims into interment camps euphemistically referred
      to as "refugee camps".

      How are segregation
      and forced internment American values?

      Israel, an American value?

      The following examples of Israel's leaders past and present
      demonstrate the driving ideology behind Zionism.

      "There is a huge gap between us (Jews) and our enemies ­not just in
      ability but in morality, culture, sanctity of life, and conscience.
      They are our neighbors here, but it seems as if at a distance of a few
      hundred meters away, there are people who do not belong to our
      continent, to our world, but actually belong to a different galaxy."

      Israeli president Moshe Katsav. The Jerusalem Post,
      May 10, 2001

      How is this racism an American value?

      Israel, an American value?

      "The Palestinians would be crushed like grasshoppers ... heads smashed
      against the boulders and walls."

      Israeli Prime Minister (at the time) in a speech to Jewish settlers
      New York Times April 1, 1988

      How is this hatred, an intrinsic part of Zionism, an American value?

      Israel, an American value?

      "We have to kill all the Palestinians unless they are resigned to live
      here as slaves."

      Chairman Heilbrun of the Committee for the Re-election of General
      Shlomo Lahat, the mayor of Tel Aviv, October 1983.

      When did slavery resurface as an American Value?

      Israel, an American value?

      "We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation,
      and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab
      Israel Koenig, "The Koenig Memorandum"

      Until the United States began shielding Israel from paying for its
      crimes internationally politically, financially and militarily, state
      sponsored terrorism, ethnic cleansing and religious segregation were
      never American values.

      "American intervention...will change the United States regime into an
      authoritarian, totalitarian one in comparison with which the European
      forerunners - fascist and Nazi - will feel themselves far surpassed
      and perfected. "

      Benito Mussolini

      Upon the US invasion of Iraq, the actions described below increasingly
      surface within US policy. Israel continues as the primary military
      consultant to the US in the Middle East. Within our government, the
      majority of democrats and republicans now adopt and promote Zionism,
      an underlying ideology of the apostate Christian movement known as
      dispensationalism or millennialism and heavily promoted by most within
      the Christian Right including Moral Majority founder Rev. Jerry
      Falwell, The 700 Club's Pat Robertson, (In July 2002, Robertson was
      presented with The State of Israel Friendship Award by the Chicago
      chapter of the Zionist Organization of America), Focus on the Family's
      Dr. James Dobson and our own President Bush.

      This is a bipartisan disease. Zionism continues to infect the Liberal
      left as well, claiming the high profile voices of Hillary Clinton,
      Joseph Lieberman, Nancy Pelosi...roughly 70% of our Federal Government
      and defense policy makers succumb to this racial elitist ideology.
      These Israeli 'values' over time now reflect as the new American
      values. Based upon the US Constitution, our Declaration of
      Independence and the Federalists papers, documents in conjunction with
      the Gospels representing the values America is founded on, none of
      these documents allow for Zionism. It represents the polar opposite
      of all we stand for. Witness how.

      please see website for photos.

      Zionism Today

      Nazism Then

      Israel an American Value?

      How is the persecution and terrorizing
      of children an American Value?

      Nazism Then

      The man pictured here is estimated to be in his seventies and just
      trying to get home. The soldiers decided to hassle him and knocked him
      down simply to humiliate him. This was standard procedure at Nazi
      checkpoints in Occupied Poland. Jews were considered subhuman

      Zionism Today

      The man pictured here is in his sixties and just trying to get home.
      The soldiers decided to hassle him and knocked him down simply to
      humiliate him. This is standard procedure at Israeli checkpoints.
      Palestinians are considered subhuman.

      Israel an American Value?

      How is the persecution and terrorizing
      of the elderly an American Value?

      Nazism Then

      Jews were seen as subhuman and forced to wear Stars of David on their
      clothing as ID. Jews were also force to use different roads, sidewalks
      and neighborhoods from their Aryan counterparts in Nazi Germany,
      primarily, the propaganda stated, to prevent terrorist attacks against
      German citizens. In actuality it was yet another form of control and
      humiliation designed to wear down and demoralize the Jewish people.


      Christian and Muslims are seen as subhuman and are forced to use color
      coded license plates that easily identify them as non-Jewish.
      Palestinians are forced to use different roads, sidewalks and
      neighborhoods from their Jewish counterparts primarily to prevent
      terrorist attacks against Israeli citizens. In actuality it was yet
      another form of control and humiliation designed to wear down and
      demoralize the Palestinian people. 93% of Israel is off limits to
      non-Jewish residents...though exceptions are made for tourists.

      Israel an American Value?

      How is segregation based on faith
      and race an American Value?

      "It is my considered opinion that the State of Israel is a racist
      state in the full meaning of this term. In this state people are
      discriminated against, in the most permanent and legal way and in the
      most important areas of life, only because of their origin. This
      racist discrimination began in Zionism and is carried out today mainly
      in cooperation with the institutions of the Zionist movement."

      The Late Professor Israel Shahak, a Holocaust survivor
      and Chairman of Israeli League for Civil and Human Rights

      Nazism Then

      Zionism Today

      Israel an American Value?

      Torture and summary executions were not American values until we
      prostituted ourselves for the sake of Israel, thus adopting their
      policies, programs and procedures, despite the conflicts with our
      constitution and stated principles.

      Though these actions violate every principle the United States is
      founded on, we support and protect these policies in Israel and engage
      in them in Iraq and Afghanistan making the term, "American values" the
      ultimate oxymoron.

      Israel's actions today (which your tax dollars as an American citizen
      or resident fund, support, assist and protect) against Christians and
      Muslims within the Occupied Territories and Israel proper are
      equivalent in every respect to Nazi Germany and its treatment of Jews
      between 1938 and 1941.

      The Politics of Anti-Semitism

      Protesting this, Zionism and its carnage, is not anti-Semitic,
      anti-Israel or conspiracy theorist. As there is no defense for these
      actions, those loyal to Zionism choose the propaganda ploy called
      character assassination coupling it with public persecution in an
      effort to deflect attention from their atrocities through the use of
      these labels. This breeds fear, causing people to stop questioning
      and accept for fear of being labeled. People who have been labeled
      anti-Semitic for going against Zionism include President Jimmy Carter,
      Nelson Mandela, Mel Gibson, The Pope, Charlie Reese, Joseph Sobran and
      the latest target for hitting too close to home, Britain's George
      Galloway. Jewish persons don't escape this defamation either: The
      Holocaust Industry author Norm Finkelstein, Professor Noam Chomsky and
      the late Israel Shahak have all been called anti-Semitic for objecting
      to Zionism. None of these people are of course. It's a label designed
      to dumb down people and stop them listening. It used to work pretty
      good, but like the boy who cried wolf...eventually people see it for
      what it is. Now its a good indication the person is hitting on the truth.

      Though not anti-Semitic to object to Zionism, supporting or defending
      it is 100% anti-American. To place the welfare of another country
      before your own leaves questions of loyalty and of intent. To uphold,
      fund and protect the genocide of an entire race of people is not only
      anti-American, it is also a war crime categorized under "Crimes
      Against Humanity".

      Nazism Then

      Nazi children routinely bullied, defamed and acted out against those
      of the Jewish faith, persons of color and anyone not in line with
      National Socialism.

      Nazi children were taught in their schools that anyone not Aryan is

      Nazism taught its followers that they were racially superior, above
      reproach and entitled to the land of others because 30 years prior it
      was theirs.

      Zionism Today

      Zionist children routinely bully, defame and act out against those not
      of the Jewish faith.

      Zionist children are taught in their schools that anyone not Jewish is

      Zionism teaches its followers that they are racially superior, above
      reproach and entitled to the land of others because 4,000 years ago,
      an ancestor was given stewardship.

      Israel an American Value?

      How is hate an American Value?

      Nazism Then

      Those who did not fit the German ideal or posed a threat to Nazism
      where forced first into ghettos and later deported to concentration
      camps where most died of disease and starvation.

      Zionism Today

      Those who do not fit the Israeli ideal of being Jewish and only Jewish
      today in Palestine are forced into walled ghettos which act as
      concentration camps for nearly 3.5 million people. Starvation,
      unemployment and lack of water are daily challenges for those sealed
      within these walls.

      Israel an American Value?

      When did concentration camps engulfing entire cities
      become an American Value?

      Nazism Then
      Women, children and families are routinely executed, terrorized and
      imprisoned simply because they are the wrong race, faith, political or
      sexual affiliation.

      Zionism Today

      Women, children and families are summarily executed, terrorized and
      persecuted simply because they are the wrong race or faith...wrong in
      Zionism being anything not Jewish.

      Israel an American Value?

      When did terrorizing parents protecting their children at gunpoint
      become an American Value?

      Nazism Then

      After stripping those deemed undesirable of their property and rights,
      the Nazis warehoused people first in walled/fenced ghettos and later
      in concentration camps as a way to keep tabs on subversive elements
      and protect its citizens from attacks. These enemies included Jews,
      Poles, Catholics, Gypsies, Homosexuals and the Handicapped / Mentally Ill.

      Under International Law, those oppressed are justified in fighting
      back against the oppressor, Germany.

      We called them The Resistance.

      Zionism Today

      After stripping those deemed undesirable of their property and rights,
      Zionists warehouse people in walled/fenced ghettos as a way to keep
      tabs on subversive elements and protect its citizens from terrorism
      attacks by its enemies: Muslim and Christian Arabs.

      Under International Law, oppressed people are justified in fighting
      back against the oppressor, Israel.

      We call them The Terrorists

      Israel an American Value?

      When did warehousing civilians behind barbed wire and prison walls
      under constant military rule become an American Value?

      Part III: Racism as official State Policy from the beginning¬Ö

      Israel is an American value? When did the affairs of foreign countries
      become the value system of Americans? Are we supposed to embrace a
      foreign country because it gets attacked? Of course not. Israel
      wouldn't have a terrorist problem if it upheld the promises it made
      when its statehood was granted. It hasn't and according to the
      writings of its founders, it never intended to. Racism has always been
      intrinsic to Zionism. State sanctioned apartheid and terrorism
      constitute founding principles and values of Israel and the Zionist
      movement according to the laws currently on the books in Israel and
      the writings of:

      Theodor Herzl...

      "Spirit the penniless population across the frontier by denying it
      employment... Both the process of expropriation and the removal of the
      poor must be carried out discreetly and circumspectly."

      Theodor Herzl, founder of the World Zionist Organization, speaking of
      the Arabs of Palestine, Complete Diaries, June 12, 1895 entry.

      "If we (the Zionists) move into a region where there are wild animals
      to which the Jews are not accustomed-big snakes, etc.-I shall use the
      natives (the Palestinians), prior to giving them employment in the
      transit countries, for the extermination of these animals."

      Theodor Herzl, ibid, Vol.I, pp.108-109

      Joseph Weitz...

      "There are some who believe that the non-Jewish population, even in a
      high percentage, within our borders will be more effectively under our
      surveillance; and there are some who believe the contrary, i.e., that
      it is easier to carry out surveillance over the activities of a
      neighbor than over those of a tenant. [I] tend to support the latter
      view and have an additional argument:...the need to sustain the
      character of the state which will henceforth be Jewish...with a
      non-Jewish minority limited to 15 percent. I had already reached this
      fundamental position as early as 1940 [and] it is entered in my diary."

      Joseph Weitz, head of the Jewish Agency's Colonization Department.
      From Israel: an Apartheid State by Uri Davis, p.5.

      Benjamin Netanyahu

      "Israel should have exploited the repression of the demonstrations in
      China, when world attention focused on that country, to carry out mass
      explosions among the Arabs of the territories."

      Benjamin Netanyahu former Prime Minister of Israel, November 24 1989

      Ariel Sharon

      "Everybody has to move, run and grab as many hilltops as they can to
      enlarge the settlements2 because everything we take now will stay
      ours... Everything we don't grab will go to them."

      Ariel Sharon, Israeli Foreign Minister, addressing a meeting of
      militants from the extreme right-wing Tsomet Party, Agence France
      Presse, November 15, 1998.

      "Israel may have the right to put others on trial, but certainly no
      one has the right to put the Jewish people and the State of Israel on
      trial," 3

      Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon -Sunday, 25 March, 2001
      quoted in BBC News Online (in response to the international
      fact-finding mission, headed by former US senator George Mitchell,
      investigating what sparked the 2000 September Intifada)

      and David Ben Gurion to name a few.

      We must do everything to insure they ( the Palestinians) never do
      return....The old will die and the young will forget."

      David Ben Gurion, 1948

      Based upon the principles and values the United States is founded on
      and the principles and values Israel is founded on, no correlation or
      synergy exists.

      Therefore the question: Is Israel, the current apartheid state an
      American value? Let's take a look at what is an American value:

      We hold these truths
      to be self-evident,
      that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator
      with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty
      and the pursuit of Happiness.
      Read our full Declaration

      How do the pictures and statements witnessed in this essay support the
      above statement?


      Rather than Israel moving toward our value system of democracy, equal
      rights and a respect for all human life regardless of race, creed,
      origin or sex, the United States increasingly adopts Israel's
      distortion of these. Prior to our favored nation affinity, the United
      States' people opposed beatings, forced internment, murder,
      pre-emptive wars, torture, lying, victimization and collective
      punishment. Not only are these policies in violation of our
      Constitution, each violates the teachings of Jesus Christ. American
      values find their origin in the Gospels, rather than the Talmud, which
      Israeli law draws on. These two collections are fundamentally
      incompatible. The American values expressed by our founding fathers
      versus the Israeli values illustrated, Americans need to decide which
      is who we are. We say those of our founding fathers are our values
      yet we act like Israel. Since the primary drivers of this disparity
      in conscience claim to be Christian, did not Jesus admonish people who
      present themselves one way yet act another?

      "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cleanse the
      outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of extortion and
      self-indulgence." Matthew 23:25

      Within the gospels and New Testament there are several passages
      dealing with God's number one pet peeve, hypocrisy. They follow the
      familiar morality line of doing as one preaches. Perhaps the Christian
      Zionists including our President, so blindly supporting Israel, akin
      to idol worship some will say, and driving these genocidal and
      imperialistic policies may take time to read these passages, along
      with the Book of ACTS rather than regurgitating versus without
      practicing their meaning. A miracle in the making? No. Those driving
      this are Christians and Jesus would never support Zionism. It is man's
      arrogance to believe God requires our help to cause Armageddon. In the
      end their faith and hearts will show them THE WAY 4.

      In conclusion, let us ask the question we began with: Given the facts
      on the ground, Is Israel an American value?

      Answer: No, thank God it is not. <END>

      [2] Each Israeli Settler's family choosing to go against international
      law and settle in the Occupied Territories is rewarded with $30,000.
      Most of this is made possible from US Tax dollar grants, loans and
      aid, which go to fund other services allowing monies to be diverted to
      the establishment of settlements outside of Israel in the Occupied
      lands. Thou Sharon pretends he is a great peacemaker, he's known as
      THE BUTCHER for the massacres of over 1800 men, women and children he
      led in Lebanon in 1983. Sharon cannot travel to many countries because
      he is wanted as a War Criminal. His policies from the beginning
      consist of taking the West Bank away from the Palestinians. To do so
      he continues to build illegal settlements and destroy Palestinian
      homes, farms and businesses. Meanwhile he postpones indefinitely his
      "Gaza Withdrawal". Gaza has little value to Israel. The West Bank
      however houses the 2nd largest reserve of natural gas in the world; a
      resource Israel has been stealing for nearly a decade, underground via
      pipes into Jerusalem. This theft defines a war crime. In the end, as
      usual, the persecution and extermination of the Palestinians is about
      money, power and greed.

      [3] This statement is based upon selected entries in the Talmud, which
      teaches that those of the Jewish faith are chosen by God and cannot be
      judged by non-Jewish persons because non-Jewish persons are put on
      this planet to serve those of the Jewish faith. Israeli law reflects
      this. If a Jew murders a Jew, or a Gentile murders a Jew, it is
      murder. But if a Jew murders a Gentile, since Gentiles are not fully
      human, it is not murder. The murder of American Rachel Corrie by
      Israeli forces in 2003 bears this out. The same is true for the rest
      of the Ten Commandments. Adultery is only adultery if the persons
      involved are both Jewish. Gentiles don't count which is one reason
      for the proliferation of white slavery in Israel. This is just one
      example of why Gospel based values that the United States is founded
      on and the Talmudic based values that Israel is founded on are wholly
      incompatible. Not all Jewish people follow the Talmud but Zionism is
      based upon its teachings.

      [4] During the years following the resurrection of Jesus Christ, His
      followers referred to each other as followers of the way. At the time
      Christians experienced severe persecution by the Pharisees and Jewish
      leaders. The comment worked as code to identify each other. It wasn't
      until Paul visited Antioch that Christians were referred to as
      Christians. The name Christian in Greek literally means "little Christ".



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