If Americans Knew
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the world’s major sources of instability. Americans are directly connected to this conflict, and increasingly imperiled by its devastation.
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|Demolitions of Israeli and Palestinian Homes|
|Israeli and Palestinian Unemployment Rates|
|New Settlements Built (March 2001 - July 2003)|
60+ new Jewish-only settlements have been built on confiscated Palestinian land between March 2001 and July 11, 2003. There have been 0 cases of Palestinians confiscating Israeli land and building settlements. (View Source)
"a place of refuge for world gangsterism!"
By Curt Maynard
Get a rope! Can you believe it? Ernst Zundel actually said Israel; our charming, beloved, ally in the Middle East is “a place of refuge for world gangsterism." What will he say next, that Israel is the very cause of all the problems in the Mid East today, or that Israel has a Fifth Column firmly entrenched in the governmental and media apparatuses of numerous western nations? Oi Vey NO!
That’s right, Ernst Zundel, famous free speech advocate, pacifist, human rights activist and holocaust skeptic has been denounced by the bought and paid for German judge Ulrich Meinerzhagen for being an “inflammatory, racist agitator,” for saying nothing more than Israel is a “refuge for world gangsterism.” Yep, that’s it, that’s all. According to Spiegel Online the “illustrious” judge Meinerzhagen, “to illustrate his point, read passages from Zündel's racist and anti-Semitic writings, [and all he could come up with was that Zundel had] called Israel "a place of refuge for world gangsterism."
Well my God, if that’s all Zundel is guilty of, lock me up too. Hell, lock up seventy-five percent of everyone on this planet. Israel IS a refuge for world gangsterism and anyone with half a functioning brain is well aware of that fact too.
Let’s talk about all of the gangsters now living in Israel, most of which got there by way of cheating, killing, robbing, stealing and then fleeing the consequences of their actions in their former countries of origin by claiming Israel’s Law of Return, which excludes the possibility of being sent back to face trial for their crimes. You got to admit that a law like the “Law of Return,” is a handy little advantage to any gangsters that might want to avoid extradition for crimes they committed in other countries, but you got to be Jewish in order to receive it. In fact many gangsters have taken advantage of the Law of Return over the years, most recently several oligarchs that stole billions from the Russian people in the 1990s, but were stopped in their tracks by the Russian patriot Vladimir Putin, who had many of them indicted several years ago.
A few of these include multibillionaire Leonid Nevzlin, who helped jailed oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky steal billions from the Russian people by way of stock manipulations/insider trading, threats, extortion and murder and who now resides comfortably in Israel without the slightest worry that he’ll be extradited, despite the fact that Russia has warrants out for his arrest and has approached Israel numerous times to hand Nevzlin over.
On April 26, 2004 the Associated Press wrote the following:
“Three billionaire oil executives, a publishing tycoon and a former Putin ally have all taken up residence in Israel in recent years as Russia sought their arrests, rankling officials in Moscow.” The article then continues, “The Yukos scandal [The theft of Russia’s oil infrastructure in the 1990s] had a political and maybe Jewish roots," said Roman Bronfman, an Israeli lawmaker who immigrated from the Soviet Union in 1980.”
“The three oil executives living in Israel -- Leonid Nevzlin, Mikhail Brudno and Vladimir Dubov -- are former partners of Khodorkovsky and all are wanted by Russia on fraud charges. The men, all of whom appeared on the Forbes list of the world's billionaires in 2004, are now directors of Group Menatep, a holding company that owns 60 percent of what remains of the dismantled Yukos empire.”
So as any blind fool can see, three Jewish billionaire gangsters wanted in Russia for fraud ran off to Israel in order to seek “refuge” from their crimes, where refuge was then found. Based on this information isn’t it safe to say that Zundel at least had a point and was guilty more of telling the truth than he was of “racism” or “anti-Semitism?”
Two other well known billionaire gangsters that also have sought and found refuge in Israel include Boris Berezovsky and Vladimir Gusinsky. Both have homes in Israel and neither fears being extradited for their crimes. When Ariel Sharon was asked why he wouldn’t hand over these gangsters to Russian authorities he answered by saying “I do not intend to turn anyone over," Sharon told the Yediot Ahronot daily. "Since the days of my youth, I have been opposed to turning over Jews. I am saying this in the clearest manner possible” In response to Sharon’s statement, Gusinsky said, “he found Sharon's comments reassuring, "I'm not afraid of Putin at all."
In light of the above is Zundel really guilty of “racism” and/or “anti-Semitism,” or is he guilty once again of telling the truth?
The above mentioned gangsters are only a few of those that have successfully sought and received “refuge” in Israel. The Jewish state also harbors war criminals wanted for crimes against humanity as with Solomon Morel, wanted in Poland for the mass murder of more than 1,500 Germans at a place known as the Swietochlowiche camp immediately following the end of the Second World War. Israel has refused to extradite this gangster as well – Zundel knows this, unfortunately, the vast majority of everyone else in the world does not.
Few would argue today that such people as Menachem Begin, Ariel Sharon, Yitzak Shamir and several other Israeli leaders past and present weren’t or aren’t still terrorists, what else would you call the atrocities committed at Sabra and Shatilla, at Nablus, and most recently in Lebanon? Don’t fool yourself, what happened in Lebanon last summer was terrorism/gangsterism pure and simple – the Israelis intentionally went after civilian infrastructure, and violated the so called laws of war numerous times, you know it and I know it too.
Fools like judge Meinerzhagen and most recently Rainer Muenzel, German Consular General and the author of the notorious “Muenzel letter,” which awkwardly attempted to justify the governmental suppression of Ernst Zundel’s free speech because of Zundel’s “irresponsibility,” in that he continues to question an aspect of history the German government does not want questioned goes a long way in explaining how it is that Zundel is now, according to Spiegel Online, being called the “martyr of the German Reich.” But what Spiegel doesn’t want to tell you, is that it isn’t just the so called “far right,” that is referring to Zundel as a “Martyr” and a “Champion of Free Speech,” “it’s the left too and millions of moderates in between! Left leaning websites that have in the past and continue at present to cover the Zundel case include Counterpunch.org, Peoples Voice, Mathaba.net, Al-Jazeera.info, Uncensored, uruknet, Deir yassin remembered, Johnkaminksi.com, Whatreallyhappened.com, and dozens upon dozens of other websites and hundreds of blogs that tend to lean to the left politically. The railroading of Ernst Zundel is not something only the so called “far right” is concerned about; the false imprisonment of Ernst Zundel has become an international issue with an international following of people of all political persuasions concerned with what is happening to him.
Within the last forty eight hours several thousand people have accessed the following article on one website alone, [The article has been posted on dozens and dozens of websites with large followings] despite Google’s best efforts to suppress it: “Germany’s Schizophrenic Approach to Freedom of Speech.” In order to give you an idea of the audience Zundel now has, consider the list below, which reveals all of the countries people interested in the Zundel case come from:
USA, Netherlands, Canada, China, Australia, Tunisia, Japan, Indonesia, Germany, Great Britain, Denmark, India, Finland, Spain, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Czech Republic, Italy, South Korea, Turkey, Slovenia, Switzerland, Barbados, Israel, Estonia, Belgium, Russian Federation, Puerto Rico, , Iran, New Zealand, Saint Lucia, Ireland, Panama, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, France, Philippines, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Hong Kong, Mauritius, A2, Costa Rica, Sudan, Oman, Bangladesh, Zambia, Austria, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Poland, Luxembourg, Ukraine, Norway, Monaco, Hungary, Romania, Fiji, NA, Taiwan, AR, Greece, Netherlands Antilles, Iceland, Maldives, Uruguay, Pakistan, Seychelles, Nigeria, Kenya, Virgin Islands (USA), AP, Croatia, Chile, CO, Peru, Lebanon, Bulgaria, A1, PS, Ecuador, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tanzania, Libya, Saint Vincent & Grenadines, Egypt, Bahamas, Brunei Darussalam, EU, OC, Reunion (French), Suriname, Senegal, Slovak Republic, Syria, Moldavia.
I don’t know about you, but I’d call that an International audience myself! I don’t know what it tells you, but it tells me that Ernst Zundel is well on his way to becoming the next Nelson Mandela in the sense of being viewed by the world as a persecuted political prisoner, and that is by the way exactly what Zundel is, a persecuted political prisoner!
In the words of the man himself, No Surrender!
Side note – For whatever reason, the new website Scribd.com has chosen not to allow any of these articles related to Ernst Zundel to appear on its front page where it lists all of the most popular articles on the Scribd.com website, The fact of the matter is, the above article Germany’s Schizophrenic Approach to Freedom of Speech. Should be listed on their front page, based upon the enormous amount of traffic it has received, but isn’t.
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