KIDON

Kidon“tip of the spear”) is the name of a department within ISRAEL’s Mossad that is allegedly responsible for the execution of opponents (it is not acknowledged  to exist by the Israeli government or mossad their intelligence agency.  Kidon is suspected of being behind a number of successful assassination campaigns, such as the JFK assassination;operation wrath of God  campaign(which carried on for twenty years) and many ,many, more. Given the secret nature of the unit, there is  little  information available.

The reasons for the kidon alleged responsibility for the JFK assassination is as follows(this is a theory not fact )

 JFK was adamantly determined to stop Israel from building the nuclear bomb. LBJ simply looked the other way. JFK’s death did indeed prove beneficial to Israel’s nuclear ambitions and the evidence proves it.


The murder of American president John F. Kennedy brought to an abrupt end the massive pressure being applied by the U.S. administration on the government of Israel to discontinue their nuclear program.Kennedy made it quite clear to the Israeli Prime Minister that he would not under any circumstances agree to Israel becoming a nuclear state.Had Kennedy remained alive, it is doubtful whether Israel would today have a nuclear option and that,Ben-Gurion’s decision to resign in 1963 was taken to a large extent against the background of the tremendous pressure that Kennedy was applying on him concerning the nuclear issue.”
In Kennedy’s last fiscal budget year of 1964, Israeli aid was $40 million. In LBJ’s first budget of 1965, it soared to $71 million, and in 1966 more than tripled from two years earlier to $130 million!  During Kennedy’s administration, almost none of the aid to Israel was military in nature. Instead, it was split equally between development loans and food assistance under the PL480 Program. Yet in 1965 under the Johnson administration, 20% of the aid to Israel was for the military, while in 1966, 71% was used for war-related materials.

In 1963 the Kennedy administration sold 5 Hawk missiles to Israel as part of an air-defense system. In 1965-66,  LBJ laid 250 tanks on Israel, 48 Skyhawk attack aircrafts, plus guns and artillery which were all offensive in nature.
The $92 million in military assistance provided in fiscal year 1966 was greater than the total of all official military aid provided to Israel cumulatively in all the years going back to the foundation of that nation in 1948.
70% of all U.S. official assistance to Israel has been military. America has given Israel over $17 billion in military aid since 1946, virtually all of which – over 99% – has been provided since 1965.”
Within two years of JFK’s assassination, Israel went from being a weak, outmatched member of the volatile Middle Eastern community that was not allowed to develop nuclear weapons to one that was well on its way to becoming a undeniable military force on the world stage.

John Kennedy  refused to allow Israel to develop a nuclear program, while LBJ DID. By 1968, the president had no intention of doing anything to stop the Israeli bomb.The result of this shift in focus from the Kennedy to Johnson administration is, in many opinions, the  reason behind the current troubles in the Middle East which culminated in the 9-11 attacks and the  war with Iraq .  Here are the results of John F. Kennedy’s assassination:


1)  Foreign and military aid to Israel increased dramatically once LBJ became president.

2) Israel suddenly emerged as the dominant force.

3) Since the LBJ administration, Israel has always had weaponry that was superior to any of its direct neighbors.

4) Due to this undeniable and obvious increase in Israel’s War Machine, a constant struggle has been perpetuated in the Middle East.

5) LBJ also allowed Israel to proceed with its nuclear development, resulting in them becoming the 6th largest nuclear force in the world.

6) Finally, the huge outlays of foreign aid to Israel (approximately $10 billion/year ) has created a situation of never-ending attacks and retaliation in the Middle East, plus outright scorn and enmity against the U.S. for playing the role of Israel’s military enabler.
In Israel’s, and especially David Ben-Gurion’s eyes then, what were their alternatives – to remain weakened  in relation to their neighbors and handcuffed by JFK’s refusal to bow to their will, or KILL the one man standing in their way to becoming dominant in the Middle East, the recipient of huge amounts of military aid, and one of the premier nuclear forces in the world? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Israel, Ferguson and the Militarization of US Police (You Won’t Find This in the NY Times)

TOMIE JONES i am accused of posting articles and making no comment myself . It,s a fair comment and i am rectifying the matter, like now , i am posting an article and commenting myself on the article.

The same blogger that accused me of this is a Zionist, loves ISRAEL ,SUPPORTS THE APARTHEID, THE WALL AND THE OCCUPATION OF THE PALESTINIAN TERRITORY,AND ITS PEOPLE ,he agrees with the all actions of the IDF,AND THE TACTICS OF DEMOLISHING HOMES OF PALESTINIANS AND MAKING THEM HOMELESS.TAKING THEIR LAND AND BUILDING JEWISH SETTLEMENTS ON IT. Strangely enough he also supports the police and policeman in Ferguson that shot the unarmed black teenager. Is against the protesters( he calls them rioters).Read the article and his attitude all suddenly makes sense  frightening fearful sense the Ferguson, zionist Israel, connection.

I say FUCK ISRAEL AS THE SONG GOES fuck em all , fuck em all, the long and the short and the tall .. MAYBE WE SHOULD FUCK WITH ISRAEL, IN COURT .OVER THEIR WAR CRIMES , their theft of land etc. etc. etc .

 

Ever since police killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., last August, it seems that every facet of the issue has come under scrutiny in The New York Times: police equipment, police militarization, grand juries, racial disparities, training, trust, local politics and profiling. But one element is missing from nearly all the column inches devoted to this topic—the Ferguson-Israel connection.

Others are talking about this, however, including protesters who took to the streets after the shooting and again when a grand jury refused to indict the officer who killed the teen. In Ferguson some taunted police saying, “You gonna shoot us? You gonna shoot us? Is this the Gaza Strip?” Protesters on the Manhattan Bridge chanted, “From Ferguson to Palestine, occupation has got to go,” and at least one of them held a sign that read “We are FERGUSON We are GAZA, because We are Human.”

The staunchly pro-Israel Anti-Defamation League has reported this developmentwith alarm, listing nearly 20 separate U.S. groups that have emphasized the link between Israeli and American police abuse. Commentators in Israeli newspapers (here and here) have taken up the issue, as well as media outlets in the United States.

But the Times has avoided the topic, with one exception: Blogger Robert Mackeyreported that Palestinians tweeted advice to protesters on how to deal with tear gas; he also published the taunts to police in Ferguson. However, his blog, “Open Source,” does not appear in print nor does it receive prominent play online, and his post failed to pursue another, deeper connection between Israeli security forces and U.S. law enforcement—“counter-terrorism” police training under Israeli instruction.

The newspaper has reported charges that U.S. police have become overly militarized and ran at least one story (in 2005) about Israeli training of American police, but in the recent discussion about militarized police, it has made no mention of the pervasive Israeli influence on local departments.

Since 2004, the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, has sent 9,500 “law enforcement executives” to study with Israeli police, army and intelligence services.The Anti-Defamation League and the American Jewish Committee’s Project Interchange also sponsor these trips. In addition, Israeli security officers come to the States to give training sessions, Israeli police maintain an office in New York City and the NYPD has an office in Tel Aviv.

The curriculum includes dealing with terrorist operations, transit security, intelligence sharing, surveillance and crowd control during protests. Suppressing protests is a large part of the training, and U.S. police tactics have become a “near replica” of their Israeli counterparts, according to community leader Shakeel Syedof Southern California.

“Whether it is in Ferguson or L.A., we see a similar response all the time in the form of a disproportionate number of combat-ready police with military gear who are ready to use tear gas at short notice,” he said. “Whenever you find 50 people at a demonstration, there is always a SWAT team in sight or right around the corner.”

An Amnesty International report, “Trigger Happy: Israel’s Excessive Use of Force in the West Bank,” has charged Israeli forces with lethal actions in the face of demonstrators who pose no threat to soldiers. The report cited “willful killings” of some protesters, which amount to war crimes, and “virtual impunity” for those responsible.

Nevertheless, American police speak with admiration of Israeli practices. A Maryland officer trained in Israel told former Israeli soldier Eran Efrati (now a dissident and outspoken critic of the army), “Oh, man, you guys are badasses. You guys are the best!” Former U.S. Capitol Police Chief Terrance Gainer has said that “Israel is the Harvard of antiterrorism.”

A recent Center for Investigative Reporting story underscores the effect of this training on U.S. police. It states, “The most tangible evidence that the training is having an impact on American policing is that both countries are using identical equipment against demonstrators, according to a 2013 report by the Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem and photographs of such equipment taken at demonstrations in Ferguson and Oakland and Anaheim, California.”

During 2011 Occupy protests in Oakland, U.S. army veteran Scott Olsen was shot in the head with a bean bag round and left with a permanent brain injury. His experience echoes that of protesters in occupied Palestine who have been killed or injured after being hit by “non-lethal” tear gas canisters. Two victims permanently disabled by these projectiles are Americans—Tristan Anderson and Emily Henochowicz, both wounded in the West Bank.

Oakland has a strong connection with Israeli police and army methods. Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern trained in Israel and instituted the annual Urban Shield weekend, in which police forces compete in mock “terrorist attack” exercises. Israel joins local departments in this event and has often taken first place in the competition.

In 2011 journalist Max Blumenthal called the pervasive Israeli influence on U.S. police tactics the “Israelification of America’s security apparatus.” This year others are also making the connection in light of Ferguson.

Ali Winston of the Center for Investigative Reporting wrote about the effect of Israeli training in a piece titled “U.S. police get antiterror training in Israel on privately funded trips,” and journalist Rania Khalek of The Electronic Intifada took up the issue in “Israel-trained police ‘occupy’ Missouri after killing of black youth.”Kristian Davis Bailey published a story in Ebony titled “The Ferguson/Palestine Connection” and noted that “Israel has played a role in the militarization of American police.”

All this is worth mention in the Times, but it prefers to look elsewhere in the discussions of police brutality and militarization within the United States. Its 2005 story on Israeli training was apparently never repeated. Now that the effects of this training could be cause for scandal, it has opted for silence.

Barbara Erickson

A familiar scene of destruction in a Gaza home

Photo credit: Kent Klich
Date taken: March 3, 2009
Location: Tuffah, Gaza City, Gaza Strip, Palestine

A home in Gaza City shows signs of damage after a shell launched from an Israeli tank hit the building, killing the owner and injuring two others during Israel’s first major offensive against Gaza in 2008-09.

There is an air of familiarity in this scene that has everything to do with Israel’s most recent invasion of the Gaza Strip. Things haven’t changed, it appears, and residential homes that have absolutely no link to any of the hostilities are still actively targeted by Israel.

This photograph received critical acclaim and was awarded 1st prize in the General News Singles category in the 2010 World Press Photo contest. This is yet another example of the world’s awareness of Israel’s brutality in Gaza which, to this day, goes unpunished and even largely uninvestigated despite all of the testimonies and photographic evidence.

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In Pictures: Erasing Palestine. Palestinians fear the old stone houses of Lifta, the last deserted pre-1948 Palestinian village, will soon be destroyed.

The last deserted pre-1948 Palestinian village in Israel is facing possible destruction. Located on the outskirts of Jerusalem, the village of Lifta is an empty collection of old stone houses that have fallen into neglect. For the past 20 years, the Israeli government has pushed to destroy the remaining buildings to make room for new luxury homes, hotels, a shopping mall and a recreation park. The courts have rejected governmental requests to build, but the construction of a new railway line through the village has many thinking the end is near.

In the meantime, local Israeli Jews use Lifta as a picnic spot and swim in its ancient spring. For the few surviving Palestinians who were born in Lifta, visiting their former village brings a mix of emotions: nostalgia for an idyllic childhood spent amongst the olive groves, and bitterness at the destruction and appropriation of their homes and heritage.

Lifta’s inhabitants were systematically expelled by Israeli forces between 1947 and 1948. Afterwards, Jewish immigrants, mostly from Yemen, moved into the empty homes. Following the Six-Day War in 1967, the Israeli government offered the Jewish residents of Lifta new homes in Jerusalem; they happily accepted, and blew up the roofs of Lifta’s houses before leaving to ensure no-one would return.

The Palestinian villages inside present-day Israel, deserted in 1948, have largely disappeared from the map. While Israel still retains around one million Palestinian residents, many fear the destruction of Lifta would erase, once and for all, the memory of those Palestinians who lost their homes when the state of Israel was created.

SO MR MB NOT MUCH YOU CAN SAY TO JUSTIFY THIS OH THERE IS ,WHAT,S THAT THEN?

OHHHHHHHHH I SEE IT,S GOD,S WILL, OF COURSE IT IS! THAT,S ALL RIGHT THEN .GOOD OLD GOD ,
/Vinciane Jacquet/Al Jazeera

Before 1948, the village of Lifta had 500 houses with about 3,000 inhabitants. Half were in the upper part of the village, which has already been mostly demolished, and the other half in the lower part. A few old houses from the upper part of Lifta remain visible today.

/Vinciane Jacquet/Al Jazeera

Ilan Shtayer – a former Israeli soldier who is now a member of “Combatants for Peace”, an Israeli-Palestinian organisation demanding an end to the occupation of Palestinian land – is part of an association called “Save Lifta”, which is fighting for the preservation of the village.

/Vinciane Jacquet/Al Jazeera

In one of the remaining houses of Lifta, a young Israeli woman comes to have a picnic. On the wall, written in Arabic, is the slogan: “Lifta is ours, we will come back.”

/Vinciane Jacquet/Al Jazeera

An Israeli family enjoys a picnic in Lifta. When asked, they said they did not know the story of the village.

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Young Israelis bathe in the former spring of Lifta.

/Vinciane Jacquet/Al Jazeera

A verse from a poem by Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish on a wall inside one of the old homes in Lifta reads: “This land deserves life.”

/Vinciane Jacquet/Al Jazeera

Since 1967, the Israeli army has been using Lifta for military exercises because the environment and rough, hilly terrain are similar to Lebanon.

/Vinciane Jacquet/Al Jazeera

Israel Jalal, who was born in Lifta, had to leave the village with his family when he was 12. He lived in the upper part of Lifta, and his childhood home was demolished a long time ago to make room for an administrative building. He used to take his boys to Lifta “to let them know it is their land”.

/Vinciane Jacquet/Al Jazeera

Marina El-Ghoul, a Palestinian from Gaza, was two years old when her family fled the village, and was subsequently raised in the United States. She supports the right to return.

/Vinciane Jacquet/Al Jazeera

Yacoub Odeh lived with his family in Lifta. The roof of his home was blown off by the Israeli Army in 1969, but the remains of the house are still visible. He remembers a childhood of gardens, olive groves and racing other children to school.