27 thoughts on “IDF: Smearing the Dead – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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    How can this be not more absurd than Netanyahu NOW claiming that Israel was ready to extend the freeze by 3 months but the US reneged on the deal.

    At times I believe that FAUX News utters more truths that this bunch.

    At least with FAUX News I can switch it with the remote, what choice do we have here. ELECTIONS? you kiddin’ right?

    Look at the last one, Netanyahu is in power thanks to the BILLIONS handed the band of religious blackmailers and not because he won the elections.

  2. Richard,

    In Israel, and in the occupied territory, much like any other place on the globe, you need a license to conduct a demonstration. As such the demonstration in Bilin or any other place may be legitimate in assent but are absolutely illegal, which shakes the foundation of their legitimacy. Two wrongs do not make one right. There are other ways to protest. Any illegal demonstration in the US will result in the use of more violence by the police. You have seen the same in any G summit around the globe.

    This time it led to tragic results, though, I do not agree with your murder statement. For Murder at least you need to show intent, I don’t think that the IDF was aware of the fact that she may be more sensitive to the application of CS, hence no intent. and if the IDF really wanted to murder anyone they would have authorized the use of live ammo.

    1. Mr iLanp

      When was the last time the Haredi’s got a permit to demonstrate in Askelon for the hospital
      or in Jaffa for the construction
      or in Jerusalem in front of IBM
      or in front of police stations to kidnap the body of a murdered child
      and the list goes on and on
      I guess the palestinians do not wear the proper dress code to get away with murder (literally)
      What’s necessary for the goose must be OBLIGATORY FOR THE GANDER

    2. “As such the demonstration in Bilin or any other place may be legitimate in assent but are absolutely illegal, which shakes the foundation of their legitimacy.”

      The freedom rides and desegregation marches organised in the southern states were ‘absolutely illegal’. That didn’t shake the foundation of their legitimacy; it simply emphasised the unjust and discriminatory nature of the laws themselves.

      Can you imagine the people of Bi’lin applying for a special permit to demonstrate? “You are oppressing us and harming us. Could you please give us a permit so that we can object to you publicly?”

      P.S. You say that there are other ways to protest. Would you mind making a few suggestions? I’m serious; the charity I work for is actively collecting suggestions for non-violent resistance at the moment. If you have any good ideas I’ll pass them on to the director.

    3. And if you don’t they’ll run you over with a bulldozer a la Tianamen Square or shoot your eye out if you’re an art student and citizen. If you peacefully protest — jailtime.

      Ahh the putrid stench of “demigogracy”

    4. @ ilan p…you fascist murderers always have something to say , “they threw stones”, “we felt threatned” ” arabs only understand force” ” and so on and on. Now, you want victims of your lawless Reich to get “permission”. Peace will come when the Palestinians will be able to do to YOU what you’ve been doing to them for 6 decades. F– Ghandi you animals deserve the Cossacks.

    5. I am absolutely not interested in whether or not the IDF has ruled the demonstration illegal. As far as I’m concerned the IDF is the lawbreaker in almost everything it does related to the Palestinians. It has no moral or legal right to outlaw such a demonstration & in doing so it violates common sense, morality, democracy, & international law. So don’t attempt to argue that because the IDF said it was illegal that this ipso facto denies the protesters any rights. It doesn’t. The protesters are wholly in the right & the IDF wholly in the wrong.

      SUch protests in the U.S absolutely would not be illegal. Not only that, if police attepted to outlaw such demonstrations & used such level of lethal force the local community (all of it, not like Israel where only a few hundred protest) would rise up & force the resignation of the police chief & mayor. I know this for a fact because in Seattle, which used far less violence to suppress the WTO riots, the police & mayor both lost their jobs.

      It is murder because they have murdered protesters in the past & knew if they continued to use such weaponry that they would murder others in the future. So this is murder. When you know a weapon has killed in the past in similar circumstances & you continue using it anyone else you kill is murder, plain & simple.

      They didn’t need live ammo when the weaponry they were using killed quite nicely thank you.

      1. Problem is this country lives in self made cocoon painted on the inside of the injustices from 1945 and back in order to justify their activities.
        This acts as a vaccination against any consequences of ignoble activities.
        Every word uttered has to be seen as part of the mosaic painted inside the cocoon, then everything is rightly justified.
        No one inside this cocoon dares open the windows to bring in the fresh air.
        The cocoon illusion fantasy will be the only cause of it and the people inside of it destruction and when this WILL happen everyone will be wide eyed wondering how did this happen we had such an savvy military, police, secret services and political leadership.

  3. It’s funny that the idf feels it needs to lie.
    What could happen if it didn’t? Public uproar? International criticism? Since when? Nothing would happen if they just admitted what happened or even ignored it altogether. So I wonder why.

    1. They can’t admit anything. They got themselves into such crimes that no one can admit it. So they have to continue with the killing to the bitter end. America and Britain seem to move gradually into that mentality as well with their crimes in Iraq & Afghanistan. Mega-criminals rule us.

  4. Richard,

    “Such theft is a violation of international law.  Which means that the IDF is murdering non-violent Palestinians”

    “a U.S. company of course makes the teargas used to kill Jahawer”

    “But claiming a murdered woman wasn’t at the place where she was murdered

    If there was any justice on the web you would be held to account for libel and shown to be the fraud that you are, but we are in Blogland where any half-wit and faux journalist can spout as many false and malicious statements as they care to, so long as it’s in the worthy cause of the demonisation of the state of Israel. Murder is a serious allegation to make and any one doing so should be prepared to step up to the plate and take the consequences if said allegation is proved to be unfounded and mendacious. Are you?

    One would hope that if someone, such as your good self, were accused of murder that there would be a fair trial, where all the evidence is brought forward, where a presumption of innocence is held before guilt, and where the accused is able to state their case. None of which, you (or the many liars on your site who are so eager to jump on any old anti-Israeli bandwagon) are prepared to do for the accused, just because he, or she, is an Israeli soldier.

    You not only deny this for the soldier concerned and race to their judgement, but deny anyone the decency to protest your propaganda on your site. This is a travesty.

    Let the evidence be brought forward without prejudice and allow both sides to state their case before you sentence the accused. Jahawer Abu Rachme would want nothing less than the truth, unlike yourself.


    1. RE: “Let the evidence be brought forward without prejudice and allow both sides to state their case” – Steve
      My Question: So you are calling for an international inquiry where the witnesses are questioned under oath (with a significant penalty for perjury)? Surely you will admit that the IDF and the Netanyahu government cannot be trusted to get to the truth of the matter “without prejudice”.

    2. If there was any justice on the web you would be held to account for libel and shown to be the fraud that you are

      I invite you to try to find “justice” by suing me. I’ll gladly defend myself fr. yr outageous nonsense. I’m prepared to step up to the plate. Sue me. I’ll even give you the name, address & phone number of any relevant court in Seattle if that will help yr efforts.

      As for allowing the IDF to present its case & being presumed innocent–did they give that perogative to Jawaher before they killed her? Did they give that right to the hundreds of Palestinians both militants and civilians killed in target killings and collateral damage? If you sue me, can Jawaher’s family also sue the IDF for finding her guilty w/o trial?

      You’ve broken so many comment rules I’m not even going to give you the usual 2nd chance. YOu’re banned.

    3. Seriously Steve? Libel? You are quite the comedian. Please let me know when you will be performing in my area. I really enjoy good standup.

  5. A tiny correction, Richard. The courageous young American girl, Emily Henochowicz, was injured at Qalandya checkpoint following the massacre on board the Mavi Marmara last summer. The date she was hit by an IDF tear gas canister was May 31, 2010.

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