They want war? Then launch a full-blown BDS assault on Israel
and its supporters
There was never a better moment for the Boycott,
Divestment and Sanctions(BDS) movement to mass-mobilize for
a mega-campaign not only to impact more heavily on the lawless
Israeli state but also unmask those in business and public life
who shamelessly support the criminal programme that was embedded
in its DNA while on the Zionists’ drawing board.
This could include politicians, businesspeople, entertainers,
sports stars, churchmen and the many organizations and fan clubs
that nourish the thuggish vanity and horrendous cruelty of the
Zionist regime. Zero tolerance is needed. Those who fund or
support the inhuman behaviour we have witnessed, not just this
week but ever since 1947 (and some would say, long before then),
are not fit to be admitted into decent society let alone allowed
to run our country and major institutions.
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the
Anti-Defamation League, the Board of Deputies of British Jews,
the Holocaust Trust, the Jewish Leadership Council are among
those who are quick to jump down anyone’s throat with
accusations and slurs of anti-Semitism while they themselves
endorse (or refuse to condemn) the blatant racism practised by
the state that claims to be home to the Jewish people. They need
And what about those party goons who wanted to “re-educate”
MP David Ward –
Pseudo-Christians who have allowed dangerous Zionist ambition to
poison the faith and divert them from their Christian duty
deserve no sympathy either.
Media organizations should also be targeted. Many of them simply
don’t “do journalism” anymore and are happy to print the Israeli
narrative without question.
Blatant lies their peddlers
Even after huge demonstrations protesting against the BBC’s
biased reporting, its flagship news “Today” programme, broadcast
on Radio 4, on 18 July gave the Israeli ambassador, Daniel Taub,
a free platform, courtesy of British licence payers, for another
torrent of disinformation that went unchallenged.
The presenter could have pointed out that millions of
Palestinians have lived for decades under constant fear of
Israel’s jets, armed drones, helicopter gunships, tanks, naval
gunboats, snipers and snatch squads. In the West Bank they have
to put up with aggressive Israeli troops manning hundreds of
checkpoints and battering down their doors in the dead of night
and abducting their children. The Separation Wall cuts them off
from their farms, their jobs, their friends and family. They
have no bomb shelters and, in overcrowded Gaza, nowhere to run.
The BBC presenter could also have asked Taub how a period of
calm is going to solve the real problems – i.e. the illegal
occupation, the dispossession and expulsions, and the vicious
However, he did ask if Israel had a long term plan, to which
He admitted no blame attaching to Israel when specifically
Dereliction of duty
The lies? In 2005 Israel did not pull out of Gaza “completely”.
It continued to occupy Gaza’s airspace and coastal waters and
had all entrances and exits sealed, except for the Egyptian
border where Israel nevertheless exerted strong influence.
Palestinian fishermen cannot even fish their own waters.
Palestinians cannot develop and enjoy the benefits of their
offshore gas-field. Nothing comes in or out without Israel’s
say-so, unless it’s through secret tunnels. That’s still the
The West Bank also remains under military occupation and
blockade. Israel has annexed the holy city of Jerusalem.
Movement within the occupied and increasingly fragmented
territories is severely restricted. The economy is strangled.
Little water flows through the taps because Israel steals it. No
people on earth are going to tolerate such human rights abuses
without hitting back as best they can.
Taub’s false talk of hopes for a prosperous Palestinian society
would have been shot down in flames by any competent
interviewer. Furthermore, Hamas did not “take over” Gaza in a
coup. Hamas’s unexpected victory in the 2006 elections didn’t
suit Israel and its sponsors, and sanctions were immediately
imposed. A coup by rivals Fatah, supported by the US and Israel,
backfired and Hamas chased them out.
The presenter could quite simply have put it to Taub that all
the Palestinians want, including Hamas, is an end to the Israeli
occupation and their property and livelihoods back, and pressed
him on that.
Did the BBC wheel in the Palestinian ambassador on the day his
country was being invaded yet again? No.
Those on the “Today” team no doubt see themselves as journalists
but do not trouble, even after thousands of complaints, to brief
themselves correctly. Either that, or they are under
instructions to let Taub and other Zionist mouthpieces shoot any
line they like.
I notice that Tel Aviv’s propaganda wordsmiths have been
unusually creative. The phrase “doesn’t use arms to protect its
civilians but uses civilians to protect its arms”, when
referring to Hamas, has become the new Israeli mantra.