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May 2, 2017

Germany, Breaking the Silence, and the Lies Europe Sells

 

A few days ago we wrote about the German Foreign Minister deciding insulting Israel was more important than meeting Prime Minister Netanyahu while in Israel. The end result was he met with the leadership of the NGO Breaking the Silence when given the choice of them or the Prime Minister. This was not a slight taken lightly as Chancellor Angela Merkel backed up the German Foreign Minister’s choice making it the choice of the German government. This insult should weight heavily on the campaign for the position of Chancellor of Germany allowing the people of Germany to hold Angela Merkel, her party and all the parties who remain in her coalition as supporters of her administration intentionally rebuking Israel through intentional insult and actions which are above and beyond just this insult alone. Germany is also the main financial supporter of Breaking the Silence, an NGO dedicated in making false claims about Israeli Defense Force (IDF) actions even to include their humanitarian activities but more about that soon. What need be added is that Germany is far from alone amongst European governments supporting NGO’s working to defame Israel by all and any means possible usually largely through lies and inference. That includes everyone from Sweden to Britain to Italy and everywhere inbetween. They disguise these NGO’s by abusing the open and unrestrictive free speech laws Israel applies to NGO’s and their ability to register themselves as Israeli NGO’s. That’s right, Breaking the Silence is registered as an Israeli NGO’s despite getting a plurality of their funds from Germany and according to NGO Monitor, European governments cover 65 percent of this NGO’s funds, but when Israel attempted to correct this foreign financing of Israeli NGO’s by changing the laws such that any NGO which received a majority of their funds from foreign sources would be required to register as a foreign NGO, Europeans erupted with indignation claiming that if this law passed then Israel would no longer be a democracy. When Israel was discussing this change the European Union and numerous European governments went absolutely orbital in their threats and sheer furious outrage claiming that Israeli democracy was under threat by this law. Did we mention that every European nation requires NGO’s registered by their governments be financed by a majority of their funds from within the nation, some place a higher than fifty percent requirement for NGO financing to be recognized as indigenous.

 

Now to give you a taste of the bile odium with which Breaking the Silence attempts to paint the IDF’s actions. The IDF sent a rapid response search and rescue teams and were the first nation to have a working complete field hospital complete with an entire diagnostic department, neonatal, OBGYN, surgical wards and other medical services all even before the United States arrived in Haiti after their devastating earthquake. One of the Israeli acts which received international acclaim was their going the extra steps to restore dancer George Exantus such that he was able to return to the love of his life, dancing, despite having lost his leg from the knee. For some of his story and others about the reputation of the IDF covering more than sending aid to disaster regions, we would like to suggest you read our article Time for Nations Saved by Israel to Demand United Nations Halt and even some of the links found there if they pique your interest. Also, there are videos with British Colonel Richard Kemp who was an international observer during the War with Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other terrorists in Gaza including his report given to the United Nations Human Rights Council. We doubt that his report made many of those sitting in the chamber overly happy. Breaking the Silence regularly claims that the IDF has its soldiers harvesting organs from the Palestinians. Breaking the Silence was caught by nationalist group Ad Kan, as reported here by Arutz Sheva, spying on the IDF, or people they believe are IDF veterans, in attempts to gather internal secrets and planning by the IDF along the GAZA border. What Breaking the Silence did with the information and there are fears that they were working for Hamas, Islamic Jihad or possibly even Iran, is unknown and may constitute as espionage, a criminal act. We would be very grateful to any powers that be that actually would prove in a court, military or civilian, within Israel that Breaking the Silence has conducted espionage so that they could be delegitimized completely and made to disband. But, the problem is not just Breaking the Silence, they have allies who similarly are largely financed out of Europe with some financed by the European Union, others by individual nations, and some, in order to hide their financial origins, use other NGO’s through which they receive their funding.

 

One of the main NGO’s through which funds are channeled is called the New Israel Fund (NIF). By funneling through the NIF, they can claim that most of their funding comes from within Israel. We suspect but have yet to find sufficient evidence that there is the funneling of funds in both directions such that many of the NGO’s be sharing the same funds and repeatedly can show a higher percentage of funding from within Israel. For example one NGO receives a million Euros from any European source and then slide one third to two other NGO’s who then in return send the same amount back to the initial NGO. After doing this again with two other NGO’s they will have received one and one-third million Euros from other Israeli NGO’s and one million Euros from a European source and thus claim they received approximately fifty-seven percent funding from within Israel while actually only receiving one million Euros from a European source. They can then continue in using the one million Euros in efforts against Israel and still claim to be an Israeli funded NGO with holy credentials to prove such. Further, all European funding of the NIF immediately becomes Israeli funding when granted to other NGO’s in Israel and this is considered to be one of the main endeavors of the NIF. What is truly astounding are the number of NGO’s and intragovernmental agencies mostly attached to the United Nations which have as their main agenda the criticizing and denouncing of Israel. The German Foreign Minister also met with B’Tselem, another anti-Israel NGO. B’Tselem was founded as a Human Rights organization and has published over a hundred reports on various issues such as torture, fatal shootings by security forces, restrictions on movement, expropriation of land and discrimination in planning and building in East Jerusalem, administrative detention, house demolitions, violence by Israeli settlers and Palestinians, and Israeli operations in the occupied territories. Hiding behind a claimed Human Rights platform is a popular ruse used by numerous other organizations and most famously by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The UNHRC got to a point where they would open their biannual meetings with resolutions to criticize Israel for human rights abuses. They would fill in the particulars at a later time likely given to one of their staff to enter the desired accusations.

 

Beyond B’Tselem, NIF, UNHRC, and Breaking the Silence there are leagues of other anti-Israel NGO’s and committees. A short list would include but not be limited to Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), Sabeel, Badil, Christ at the Checkpoint, Zochrot (research on these by NGO Monitor can be read here, plus financing by the European Union for BDS supporting groups such as Applied Research Institute Jerusalem (ARIJ), Land Research Center, The Culture and Free Thought Association (CFTA), Edward Said National Conservatory and Music Association, Popular Art Center, Cooperazione per lo Sviluppo dei Paesi Emergenti (COSPE), Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS), Palestinian Centre for Democracy and Conflict Resolution (PCDCR), Arab Youth Against ‘Honour Killings’, and a number of others also researched by NGO Monitor with the report here, and for a little extra, here is a report by JewishPress.com. If these are insufficient, well then, can we simply provide the link to NGO Monitor’s Home Page and you can spend the rest of the day simply realizing that Israel truly is the central nation, as far as the world’s attention, despite whatever is happening throughout the globe.

 

NGO Monitor Montage

 

Granted, one day the headline might read that North Korean missile launch went poorly and exploded upon takeoff. The next day the headline might read about a chemical attack in Syria against civilians. The day after that we might read about the launching of Tomahawk Cruise Missiles at a Syria airfield and a Mother of all Bombs (MOAB or GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast) being dropped on Islamic State cave complex in Afghanistan. But, before any two-week period is up you will likely find at least one front-page headline reporting on Israel. It may only take a week and far less if anything even minor should occur. We have a President in Turkey not only taking over all the power and centralizing it in the Presidency that he holds but also declaring his intent to take Aleppo and Mosul as the southern borders for the new Turkey, there is the continuing five year long Syrian civil war and all that entails, there is the massive refugee and immigrant influx into much of Europe, terrorism around the globe, the slow disintegration of the European Union, Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, North Korea’s Kin Jong Un and his dwindling family size, weather anomalies, Voyager I reaching the Heliosphere and so many other monumental news items not all of which are terrifying and yet the news inevitably returns to a nation the size of New Jersey that is not currently fighting a war with any of her neighbors, Israel. How can anybody explain this? NGO Monitor has a partial explanation in that many nations and organizations around the world invest large sums of cash, often money they do not really have to spend, all on denigrating Israel. This is why the news always turns back to Israel, the world is investing huge sums of money in attempts to destroy Israel and they must have the news constantly screaming about Israel has done this or that or the other and it is terrible. The Arab Palestinians all originated in Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and even Turkey, the Sudan and Yemen; and these nations stopped accepting their countrymen back at the demands of Yasser Arafat and the Arab League such that they would have the refugee weapon to wield against Israel. The Arab Palestinians, and here is the dirty little secret, do not desire their own nations, they wish to return to where the rest of their families reside, but they are set on destroying Israel first and are willing to live forever in these camps because Israel must be destroyed. The Europeans agree with the Arab world on this point which is why they spend so much time, energy and money in efforts to discredit and demean Israel. The destruction of Israel has become the dream of the leftists who, it should be no surprise, are the modern fascists. The reason everybody has the desire to be rid of Israel is very simple and was given by Adolph Hitler as the reason for the Final Solution; he was going to rid the world of the “Jewish Conscience” which meant he also wanted to destroy all of the Judeo-Christian world. We have discussed this and shown how the left has been against the Judeo-Christian ethics for at least the past century. This was why they supported the Nazis up until Poland was invaded and they felt threatened, further one can simply research Charles Lindbergh and the Eugenicists of his era and their support for Hitler and Mousseline until the start of World War II and the attack on Pearl Harbor. During and for a while after World War II the left fell in love with Communism for the same reason and now are admiring Islam and see it as the savior from the Judeo-Christian ethic which they see as the bane of civilization. We talked of this in our article It Can Get Worse But Why Wait?

 

The only conclusion which can come from this is even leftist Jews who mostly have left their faith mostly outside their lives with special exception for their loved holiday parties such as dress-up costumes for Purim, jelly donuts on Chanukah and really dressing up for the High Holiday services, have joined in the anti-Semitic hatred for Israel. The hatred for Israel is largely fueled by anti-Semitism which is easily proven by simply asking those anti-Israel demonstrators what other nation they hold to a similar standard as Israel. Mostly they will sputter or perhaps be honest before they check themselves and name the United States. Hatred of the Judeo-Christian ethic is both anti-Semitism and anti-Christianity and often couched as anti-Western culture. The weird thing is the most ardent advocates of these particular poisonous hatreds are people living in Western Society. Why the natives of Western Society and the people who benefit the most from the Judeo-Christian ethics from which we get such niceties as private property rights, civility, polite culture, the Ten Commandments and nearly everything they find pleasant about their life all of which is kept safe due to the legal systems which were derived from Torah and the teachings of the Rabbis (Jesus was a Rabbi) and the philosophies which followed from their leads. Of course, the leftists will claim that religion has murdered more people than anything else in history. What they are doing is repeating a lie which by its repetition has become accepted truth, but it is still a lie. The first thing they need to take in is that World War I was not started over religion but by treaties, World War II and the Holocaust had nothing to do with religion, at least not Judeo-Christianity as the Nazis were anti-Christian and, need we add, anti-Semitic and then we have the Stalin Purges and then the disastrous policies of Mao which murdered more people than anyone has ever been able to estimate and that alone accounts for over three-quarters of the deaths due to war and governments. Only one killer even approaches these counts, disease. The current war against Israel is simply a continuation of a hatred which has existed for over four-thousand years and if only it could end and Israel be given the lands promised her in 1922, well before the Holocaust thus not having such as the reason, and allowed to live in peace, then everything discovered by Israeli scientists and physicians and engineers would be shared with the world and used for the benefit of the world. If you think cherry tomatoes are cool, imagine what other things Israel could invent.

 

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May 21, 2015

United Nations Rushing Down Same Dead End Peace Process

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The United Nations wasted no time in assaulting Israel in the name of peace. The new United Nations special Middle East coordinator, Nickolay Mladenov, told the Security Council that “the coming period will be critical to the future of the peace process.” Allow me to interpret and translate United Nations speak to understandable English. The ‘coming period’ means that the process will be implemented every time we hit a snag in the negotiations. There will be no deviation from this tried and failed set of methodology and the same step by step onto failure as it has been, leading to a new ‘coming period’ which will be the same initiation each time there is a snag and starting anew demanding yet more Israeli concessions.

 

Now we come to the words, ‘will be critical to the future’ which will be the demands placed upon Israel to sacrifice by releasing more terrorists and relegating lands for a future Arab State and even unseen new demands and destructions will be demanded of Israel. The next phrase is ‘the future’ which will be the demand to allow all of Jerusalem be placed into the hands of an international committee overseen very likely through Rome or the European Union. It matters little which titular head will be perceived as the court jester who will wilt before Arab pressure as they assault the International City of Jerusalem and, as has been the rule before, all those tasked to keep Jerusalem as an international city and specifically tasked to guard against Israeli offences will flee to Israel seeking protection before fleeing back to Europe or New York while the Arabs take all of Jerusalem and Israel is warned to stand down and not take any counter steps as doing so would only make the situation in danger of exploding, and nobody wants to see explosions, especially if Israel is causing any of them.

 

And finally we reach the magic words, ‘of the peace process’ which are the magic trump cards which are always deployed as a bludgeon Israel. This is a cover-all which is utilized most when communicating what the new next demand to be made of Israel in order to be permitted a meeting with Abbas. The meeting with Abbas will have long discussions where new United Nations special Middle East coordinator, Nickolay Mladenov, and his advisors and other members of the team will be posing questions and offering proposals all the while there may be an occasional comment from the Arab Palestinian team members while Abbas continues his normal bobble-head performance as we described yesterday in The Uninterpretable Faces of Mahmoud Abbas in greater detail of his technique of never allowing anybody to pin him to having made a comment or any sign or inclination towards accepting any deal or terms proffered. If the negotiations ever make it to this point they will have reached levels thus far unattainable. Even making this progress is of no value as at any point Abbas could have one of his team question some point from anywhere in the entire trail which has been painfully tread in the process. This is an usual argument and negotiation where they will proceed and appear to be making progress as they collect Israeli concessions and now jump back days, weeks or months or even bring up some technical point from some former negotiations and drag the team back even to the very beginning of the negotiations. Meanwhile the Arab negotiators will demand that the United Nations team make sure that Israel gives up every last point which were even slightly referenced during the negotiations and will demand that they refuse to ever discuss the next step until Israel had met every demand made by the Arabs. That is when ‘future of the peace process’ process is trotted out and Israel is then demanded to surrender to every demand mentioned during the negotiations or talks made on the side of the talks in the absence of Israel where the United Nations agree to force concessions out of the Israelis.

 

There will be several obstacles placed to force the talks to stumble, utilizing these to push a reset taking the negotiations back to square one. Fortunately, we will not repeat translating every clause in the initial statement though those wishing to may do so, just return to the top of the article. Many of us who have tortured themselves and followed any of the former Arab-Israeli negotiations are fully aware that the basic formula is force Israel to meet, though they often call it comply making it appear that every Israeli concession as if it was a required and an obligation freely agreed upon by the Israelis but are often simply demands made by the Arabs and fully backed by the Europeans, United Nations, and lately the President of the United States.

 

Recently Professor Gerald Steinberg, president of NGO Monitor, commenting on a study recently released covering the European Union policy paper displaying the European Union’s flawed assessment and understanding of Israeli society and positions towards reaching peace with their Arab neighbors. This study being released immediately before European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini’s visit to the Middle East to meet with both the new Israeli leaders of the recently elected government and with Mahmoud Abbas and his fellow kleptocrats who have missed standing for election remaining in office for over a dozen years of their elected four year terms may give her reason to renew efforts for a more balanced study. In the European Union’s External Action Service 2014 Israel ENP Progress report, displayed the European Union’s relying almost exclusively on anti-Israel NGOs ignoring any actions or reports by or about the Israeli side neutrally or, Heavens forbid, friendly report. NGO Monitor found the report was so biased and slanted against Israel and had completely ignored any Arab attacks, rioting or other transgressions committed by the Arab Palestinians in their consistent war of aggressive attritions in their efforts to force the Jews to give up and simply leave. Thus far this has largely failed which may have a little something to do with the description the Jews were labeled with in Torah as being a stiff-necked and stubborn people. This description was made by Moses when attempting to make excuses for general transgressions against the covenant and other whining and complaints which came from the people at every difficulty or delay. I can attest that many Jews have not changed on the stubborn and stiff necked part but mostly more compliant to the covenant and commandments in Torah. The end result of the NGO Monitor report suggested for the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini to finally attempt to make some adjustments in the European reports possibly making them far more realistic. We are not betting that any such changes will be forthcoming from the European Union and Federica Mogherini will blindly follow the report and once again make all her demands for peace to be attained on Israeli leaders’ heads while simply agreeing with every demand made by the Arabs. Some leopards cannot change their spots and the Europeans cannot avoid their anti-Semitism. Fortunately there are some in Europe who have attempted to make changes and fight the unending trend to fall into the old habits of Jew hatreds but they are facing a monumental challenge and a severe and steep uphill slog before any progress. The recent moves by the Vatican and Pope Francis definitely were in complete agreement with the European Union reports and the basic reviews given by almost every European financed NGO, especially the government and Vatican financed organizations which operate in or about Israel. The United Nations can be included in with the Europeans except the United Nations, especially with their Durban Conferences which appear to be planned into the future to reinforce the Israel and the Jews are the reason for every ill of society, nations, continent, planet, solar system, galaxy or possibly universe, after all, Stephen Hawking has joined the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS Movement). Who’s next?

 

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