The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, ( known as AIPAC for short ), a Zionist political pressure group ( Lobby ) had held its annual convention in early March, 2014, in Washington DC. In such a convention, one may amazingly and amusingly witness a hoard of American Congressmen who are willing to bend too much down to this pressure group in order to win its approval and money needed for their re-election campaign. So, one may be astonished at the wave after wave of American politicians, making speech after speech, all expressing their phony loyalty to, and dishonest praises for Israel which is, in the real world, has been isolated politically because of its disregards to international laws and international norms in Palestine.
How all those American Congressmen and politicians can maintain self respect, after cheapening themselves to AIPAC, is beyond my ability to comprehend !!
In this year AIPAC's convention, Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, addressed the conventioneers by a lofty speech full of arrogance and sheer lies. It has happened that one free soul by the name of Dale Sprusansky of " The Washington Report On Middle East Affairs " a highly respected magazine of its kind in the United States, has recorded the speech and responded to the five lies embodied in it, with real facts on the ground, in the May 2014 issue of the magazine. An outline of the five lies and the corresponding responses are given below:
Lie Number One:
" In the Middle East bludgeoned by butchery and barbarism, Israel is humane; Israel is compassionate. Israel is a force for good."
Fact Number One:
"If you are facing persecution in your homeland, Israel cares deeply about your plight and wants you to seek refuge within its borders-assuming of course you are a Jew.
The 50,000 to 60,000 non-Jewish African migrants who have come to Israel fleeing violence in Sudan and Eritrea since 2006 have learned the painful lesson that they are not welcome in Netanyahu's " humane " and " compassionate " Israel.
Netanyahu has called the beleaguered asylum-seeking Africans " infiltrators "and warned that yhey threaten Israel Jewish identity."
Lie Number Two:
" [ Israel has ] values that moves us to treat sick Palestinians, thousands of them from Gaza. They come to our hospitals. We treat them despite the fact that terrorists from Gaza hurl thousands of rockets at our cities. "
Fact Number Two:
" An estimated 9,000 rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza in the last seven years, while in 2005 and 2006 alone, Israel fired more than 15,000 shells at Gaza-one of the most densely populated areas in the world.
Israel military bombardment of Gaza has had predictable results. Since 2008, Israel has killed 1,867 Gazans. During the same time period, 30 Israeli civilians have been killed by Palestinians. "
" Bottom Line: offering medical care to a small number of people you have bombed, blockaded and poisoned makes you [ Netanyahu ] no hero."
Lie Number Three"
" Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people, where the civil rights of all citizens, Jews and non-Jews alike are guaranteed.
Fact Number Three:
" Adalah, The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, offers ample evidence on its website to refute this claim.The organization has documented more than 50 Israeli laws that " discriminate against Palestinian citizens of Israel in all areas of life, including their rights to political participation, access to land, education, state budget and criminal procedures." "
Lie Number Four:
" Israel, the one country in the Middle East that protects Christians and protect the right of worship for everyone. "
Fact Number Four:
" This statement would have been accurate if Netanyahu ended it with "except Palestinians. " Both Muslim and Christian residents of the West Bank cannot travel to the holy sites in Jerusalem unless they receive a permit from Israeli authorities. Even if they are successful, they must endure humiliation and long lines at the separation wall. Invasive Israeli security measures turn a Palestinian pilgrim's seven mile journey to Jerusalem into a seven-hour trip."
Lie Number Five:
" [ Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon ] would open up a Pandora's box of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East and around the world. "
Fact Number Five:
Israel has long been the sole nuclear power in the Middle East. Israeli American scholar Avner Cohen has described Israel;s nuclear weapons program as " the worst kept secret. " In other words, it is not a secret at all.
"It must also be noted that- unlike Iran- Israel has refused to sign the Nuclear Non- Proliferation Treaty ( NPT ) and does not allow international inspections of its nuclear facilities. This further delegitimizes its ability to cretize other nations nuclear program. "
The above quoted facts are only the tip of the iceberg of so many facts that Dale Sprusansky has embodied in his outstanding responses to Netanyahu's contemptuous lies. Any reader who is interested in reading the full details provided by Dale Sprusansky, in responses to the five lies of Netanyahu, should read pages 36 and 37 of March 2014 issue of the Washington Report On Middle East Affairs magazine. You may find a copy of May 2014 issue of the magazine in your local public library. If you wish to subscribe to the magazine or you wish to request for sample copies, you can contact the subscriptions, sample copies and donation department of the magazine at the following address:
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