Foolish Hamas ­ they fell into a Mossad trap, and forfeited the moral high ground

by Peter Gerard Myers

Date: October 12, 2023; update April 12, 2024.

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(00) Netanyahu ordered the Israeli military to STAND DOWN for 7 HOURS during the Hamas breakout
(0) Foolish Hamas - they fell into a Mossad trap, and forfeited the moral high ground
(1) Ari Ben-Menashe on Mossad posing as "Palestinian Terrorists"
(2) Mossad preferred Hamas to PLO ­ Victor Ostrovsky, former Mossad officer
(3) Hamas forfeited the moral high ground
(4) Netanyahu ignored repeated warnings from Egyptian intelligence
(5) Orchestrated by Netanyahu?
(6) Economist Intelligence Failure
(7) Did Mossad let it happen? Philip Giraldi and Prof Michel Chossudovsky
(8) No, the Hamas Invasion Was Not an Israeli 'Intelligence Failure'
(9) Netanyahu Gets His War
(10) Israel has secretly been supplying weapons to Ukraine
(11) Netanyahu to Likud: "support bolstering Hamas and transferring money to Hamas ... This is part of our strategy"
(12) Paul Craig Roberts: Now Israel can now steal the rest of Palestine
(13) Section Commander of the Gaza Fence: "The obstacle is built so that even a fox cannot pass it". They Let It Happen
(14) Greens & Green Left split over Gaza
(15) Seymour Hersh says IDF moved two battalions, each of 800 soldiers, from Gaza Fence to West Bank village for Sukkot
(16) NYT article says Israel Knew Hamas's Attack Plan More Than a Year Ago
(17) Intelligence Failure story was a cover-up
(18) Israel Saw Warnings of Hamas Attack The Day Before Oct 7, Chose Not to Alert Nova Festival
(19) Despite Intel Warnings, IDF didn't inform the Nova Festival - Haaretz
(20) Ban Israel from the UN - Eric Walberg
(21) At UNSC, US vetoes Gaza ceasefire resolution sponsored by UAE
(22) Israeli Soldiers Sing "I'm Coming to Occupy Gaza" and "Wipe off the Seed of Amalek"
(23) Balfour Declaration - Breach of Contract
(24) Time to Divert Holocaust Reparations from Jews to Palestinians
(25) Israel has started selling exploration rights to Oil & Gas fields off Gaza
(26) Prof Jeffrey Sachs: the US stands alone with Israel
(27) UN General Assembly Votes 172-4 for Palestinian Self-Determination. USA, Israel, Micronesia & Nauru voted No
(28) Israeli Supreme Court votes by 8 to 7 to strike down Netanyahu's judicial overhaul law
(29) Israel used the October 7 attack as a pretext for the preexisting master plan to get rid of the Palestinians - RICHARD FALK
(30) Gaza as a Holy War
(31) This is the Holocaust of our time - Max Blumenthal speech to Women's National Democratic Committee, March 7
(32) October 7 Was An Inside Job - documentary (2024) by John Hankey
(33) NYT: Inside the Israeli Plan That Propped Up Hamas

(00) Netanyahu ordered the Israeli military to STAND DOWN for 7 HOURS during the Hamas breakout

Cecily Routman is an American Jewish woman with contacts in the Israeli deep state.

In the video, Lauren Witzke, a Christian nationalist, speaks first. The video then passes to Cecily Routman, a Jewish Charity leader, who says that she learned about the Stand Down Order from Rabbi Chananya Weissman. Routman uses the term "rabid dog' for Hamas; but Witzke distances herself from such terminology.

https://twitter.com/LaurenWitzkeDE/status/1713344613409313003

Lauren Witzke <https://twitter.com/LaurenWitzkeDE> @LaurenWitzkeDE

CONFIRMED: Netanyahu ordered the Israeli military to STAND DOWN for 7 HOURS during the Hamas invasion. I sat down with Jewish Charity leader, Cecily Routman, who received intel directly from her Israeli Rabbi and other top level government sources. While I do not agree with equating the Palestinians to 'rabid dogs', I understand why Israel wanted Gaza completely wiped from the face of the earth- they only needed a reason to do so, or else the UN would have intervened due to the war crimes and genocide. It wouldn't be the first time a nation's leaders sacrificed their own citizens to start a war. Maybe it really is Israel's 9/11. ==

https://www.newswars.com/bombshell-report-israel-ordered-military-to-stand-down-during-hamas-assault/

Bombshell Report! Israel Ordered Military to Stand Down During Hamas Assault

"The IDF was given stand down orders - both the army and the Air Force - seven hours to stand down while those attacks took place," says Jewish charity leader.

By Jamie White | INFOWARS.COM Sunday, October 15, 2023

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered Israel's military to stand down for 7 hours during Hamas' assault on the Jewish nation last week, according to reports.

Jewish Pro-Life Foundation leader Cecily Routman, citing government sources, claimed Netanyahu ordered the stand down to allow Hamas to launch its attack in order to justify Israeli retaliation against Gaza meant to ultimately wipe the Palestinian enclave off the map.

"Israel as the most sophisticated intelligence in the world. There is no way the government didn't know that that was going to happen," Routman told conservative activist Lauren Witzke in an interview released Saturday.

https://t.co/2liNmdJ7fZ>pic.twitter.com/2liNmdJ7fZ

{Lauren Witzke says}

I sat down with Jewish Charity leader, Cecily Routman, who received intel directly from her Israeli Rabbi and other top level government sources.

Routman explained that Rabbi Chananya Weissman, who's connected with top officials in the Israeli government, "sent out a missive that, indeed, the IDF was given stand down orders ­ both the army and the air force ­ seven hours to stand down while those attacks took place."

"And this allowed the terrorists to come in and begin slaughtering and torturing the citizens," she said.

"Personally, I think that this situation is akin to a family keeping a rabid dog in their home and then blaming the dog when their baby gets bitten."

"I look at the government of Israel and they really needed to make sure these people did not proliferate on their borders. And so they are held partially accountable for having to kill God's creations in order to secure their border. This should never have happened," Routman added.

Her claims corroborate reports from Oct. 7, in the first hours of Hamas' attack on Israel, that the Israeli military was nowhere to be found.

(0) Foolish Hamas - they fell into a Mossad trap, and forfeited the moral high ground

by Peter Gerard Myers

October 12, 2023; updated October 14, 2023

Mossad has a record of promoting extremism among Palestinians & Moslems, with a view to mobilising the West against them.

How do I know that this was a Mossad operation? Because I study the books of Ari Ben-Menashe and Victor Ostrovsky; they reveal Mossad's mindset and strategy.

Ben-Menashe reveals cases of Mossad posing as "Palestinian Terrorists" (item 1); and Victor Ostrovsky, a former Mossad officer, reveals that Mossad encouraged the rise of Hamas (item 2).

The objective was to get Palestinians to forfeit the moral high ground. Hamas has done that, and its infamy will justify the ethnic cleansing agenda of the Netanyahu government. The world will not complain, now, when Palestinians are forced out of their enclaves.

The clash over the Supreme Court revealed two factions of Jews: Globalists vs Zionists. The Ukraine war is a Globalist project. The Hamas war will make it more difficult for the Globalists to continue the Ukraine war. Therefore, the Zionist faction caused this war.

Netanyahu's allies have called for the expulsion of Palestinians; and Netanyahu himself said that the land of Israel belongs to Jews and no-one else.

The Gaza war also makes it less likely that the Supreme Court will strike down the legislation reducing its powers.

Therefore, Hamas' invasion of southern Israel, with mass killing and kidnapping, is a win for Netanyahu. It unites Israelis behind his agenda.

Now, terrible loss of life will occur in Gaza, and possible expulsion. Could not Hamas foresee this?

Evidence of LIHOP (Let it happen on purpose):
- withdrawing IDF troops from the border. You saw the bulldozer opening the fence, but where were the IDF troops? They were stood down for 7 hours
- ignoring obvious Hamas training exercises in the weeks preceding the breakout
- ignoring repeated warnings from Egypt
- ignoring sensors which must have informed the IDF that the wall was breached
- NYT article says Israel Knew Hamas's Attack Plan More Than a Year earlier
- Haaretz article says Despite Intel Warnings, IDF didn't inform the Nova Festival; it sacrificed them. To have warned them would have spilled the beans that IDF knew the breakout was coming:

"Top defense officials held urgent consultations the night before October 7 about a possible Hamas attack. But no one in the IDF notified the the Nova festival organizers or the party-goers"

The Hamas attack has been likended to 9/11. And it, too, was a false flag attack. Yes, there were some Arab hijackers, infiltrated by Mossad agents and possibly even led by Mossad agents, but all they intended to do was hijack a few planes and demand a ransom, a quid pro quo as Arab hijackers had always done. But they themselves got hijacked and flown into the twin towers. [although the exact course of events is unclear]

Thousands of people lost their lives that day, but the plotters got what they wanted, i.e. a war on Islam, invasions of Afghanistran and Iraq, plus the surveillance state at home.

The true plotters behind the Hamas attack similarly have the blood of thousands of people on their hands, but they too got what they wanted. Palestinians, Moslems and their supporters have, once again, lost the moral high ground.

THAT is what all such operations are about.

Those who cheer Hamas on are just as foolish as those who celebrated the attack on the Twin Towers, not realising that it was a Mossad/Deep State job.

(1) Ari Ben-Menashe on Mossad posing as "Palestinian Terrorists"

Ari Ben-Menashe, Profits of War: The Sensational Story of the World-Wide Arms Conspiracy, Allen & Unwin, Sydney 1992

https://mailstar.net/vanunu.html

{p. 122} An example is the case of the "Palestinian" attack on the cruise ship Achille Lauro in 1985. That was, in fact, an Israeli "black" propaganda operation to show what a deadly, cutthroat bunch the Palestinians were.

The operation worked like this: Eitan passed instructions to Radi that it was time for the Palestinians to make an attack and do something cruel, though no specifics were laid out. Radi passed orders on to Abu'l Abbas, who, to follow such orders, was receiving millions from Israeli intelligence officers posing as Sicilian dons. Abbas then gathered a team to attack the cruise ship. The team was told to make it bad, to show the world what lay in store for other unsuspecting citizens if Palestinian demands were not met. As the world knows, the group picked on an elderly American Jewish man in a wheelchair, killed him, and threw his body overboard. They made their point. But for Israel it was the best kind of anti-Palestinian propaganda.

(2) Mossad preferred Hamas to PLO ­ Victor Ostrovsky, former Mossad officer

And if the Mossad could arrange for the Hamas (Palestinian fundamentalists) to take over the Palestinian streets from the PLO, then the picture would be complete.

Victor Ostrovsky, The Other Side of Deception

HarperCollinsPublishers New York 1994.

https://mailstar.net/ostrovsky.html

{p. 197} The Mossad realized that it had to come up with a new threat to the region, a threat of such magnitude that it would justify whatever action the Mossad might see fit to take.

The right-wing elements in the Mossad (and in the whole country, for that matter) had what they regarded as a sound philosophy: They believed (correctly, as it happened) that Israel was the strongest military presence in the Middle East. In fact, they believed that the military might of what had become known as "fortress Israel" was greater than that of all of the Arab armies combined, and was responsible for whatever security Israel possessed. The right wing believed then - and they still believe - that this strength arises from the need to answer the constant threat of war.

The corollary belief was that peace overtures would inevitably start a process of corrosion that would weaken the military and eventually bring about the demise of the state of Israel, since, the philosophy goes, its Arab neighbors are untrustworthy, and no treaty signed by them is worth the paper it's written on.

Supporting the radical elements of Muslim fundamentalism sat well with the Mossad's general plan for the region. An Arab world run by fundamentalists would not be a party to any negotiations with the West, thus leaving Israel again as the only democratic, rational country in the region. And if the Mossad could arrange for the Hamas (Palestinian fundamentalists) to take over the Palestinian streets from the PLO, then the picture would be complete.

(3) Hamas forfeited the moral high ground

https://off-guardian.org/2023/10/09/discuss-hamas-declares-war-on-israel/

Oct 9, 2023 326 UPDATED: Hamas declares war on Israel?

UPDATED 9/10/23 [Skip] Head of IDF announces "complete siege" on Gaza. Experts cast doubt on "intelligence failure" narrative. Fake news ­ video game footage passed of as real. Again. Domestic and international political reactions.

Earlier today, Hamas launched a "surprise attack" on Israel, allegedly killing dozens. Israel has already struck back at Gaza.

According to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, Israel is now "at war". You can almost hear the glee in the words of the Atlantic Council's experts.

It started this morning (the Washington Post has a handy timeline) with Hamas launching rockets at several Israeli cities including Tel Aviv.

After that Palestinian fighters broke through the Southern border, "taking over Israeli towns" and kidnapping civilians to use as hostages. We know this because they helpfully recorded themselves doing it and uploaded it to the internet.

Then came the insurgents on motorised hang-gliders:

The Israeli response has been as hard as you'd expect. Two hundred civilians are said to have been killed already.

Exactly 50 years and one day since the Yom Kippur war, we have a new war to talk about.

... and talk they are. Already the hot takes are flying around. Social media is the ultimate fog of war machine, and misattributed clips and photos are already being passed around. Just like the early days of the Ukraine "special military operation".

This gels neatly with Todd Hayen's column from this morning, reminding us in the age of technology visual evidence is not the touchstone it used to be.

Consider our banner image of war-torn Palestine ...

... it was made with a generative AI. (A handy tool for any war photographers who don't feel like visiting a warzone). How many images and how much footage of this war ­ or others ­ is produced this way? Who can say.

There's already talk that, like in 1973, it could cause an energy crisis. Definitely something to keep in mind.

The most surprising thing about this attack is, well, that it was a surprise.

After all, you'd think an over-funded Israeli military would be well capable of both monitoring and countering any attack from the comparatively small and ill-equipped Palestinian forces.

For those who want an explanation, multiple outlets have already published stories detailing the "historic nature" of the "intelligence failures" that led to this point.

Smart work considering it only happened this morning. A quicker autopsy on a fresher body you will not find.

For those wondering why Hamas, who comfortably held the moral high-ground and the sympathies of Western leftists, would not only kidnap young women from "peace festivals" but also record themselves doing it and publish it to the internet ­ well, we have explainer pieces for that too.

So that's how it happened and why it happened all explained before anybody can even be sure exactly what has happened. Very neat. ...

(4) Netanyahu ignored repeated warnings from Egyptian intelligence

https://www.timesofisrael.com/egypt-intelligence-official-says-israel-ignored-repeated-warnings-of-something-big

Egypt intelligence official says Israel ignored repeated warnings of 'something big'

Cairo official says Israel focused on West Bank instead of Gaza; Egypt's spy chief said to warn PM of 'terrible operation,' Netanyahu's office denies

9 October 2023, 11:26 am

Mounting questions over Israel's massive intelligence failure to anticipate and prepare for a surprise Hamas assault were compounded Monday when an Egyptian intelligence official said that Jerusalem had ignored repeated warnings that the Gaza-based terror group was planning "something big" - which included an apparent direct notice from Cairo's intelligence minister to the prime minister.

The Egyptian official said Egypt, which often serves as a mediator between Israel and Hamas, had spoken repeatedly with the Israelis about "something big," without elaborating.

He said Israeli officials were focused on the West Bank and played down the threat from Gaza. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government is made up of supporters of West Bank settlers who have demanded a security crackdown there in the face of a rising tide of violence over the last 18 months.

"We have warned them an explosion of the situation is coming, and very soon, and it would be big. But they underestimated such warnings," the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to discuss the content of sensitive intelligence discussions with the media, told The Associated Press.

In one of the said warnings, Egypt's Intelligence Minister General Abbas Kamel personally called Netanyahu only 10 days before the massive attack that Gazans were likely to do "something unusual, a terrible operation," according to the Ynet news site.

Unnamed Egyptian officials told the site they were shocked by Netanyahu's indifference to the news and said the premier told the minister the military was "submerged" in troubles in the West Bank.

The Prime Minister's Office denied the reports in a statement Monday, claiming they were a "complete lie."

"No early message came from Egypt and the prime minister did not speak or meet with the intelligence chief since the establishment of the government ­ not indirectly or directly. This is completely fake news," the statement read.

However, Israel was not only ignoring clear warnings from its allies.

For Palestinians in Gaza, Israel's eyes are never very far away. Surveillance drones buzz constantly in the skies. The highly secured border is awash with security cameras and soldiers on guard. Intelligence agencies work sources and cyber capabilities to draw out information.

But Israel's eyes appeared to have been closed in the lead-up to the surprise onslaught by the Hamas terror group, which broke through Israeli border barriers and sent hundreds of terrorists into Israel to carry out a brazen attack that killed over 700 people and wounded over 2,000.

Israel's intelligence agencies have gained an aura of invincibility over the decades because of a string of achievements. Israel has foiled plots seeded in the West Bank, allegedly hunted down Hamas operatives in Dubai and has been accused of killing Iranian nuclear scientists in the heart of Iran. Even when their efforts have stumbled, agencies like the Mossad, Shin Bet and military intelligence have maintained their mystique.

But the weekend's assault, which caught Israel off guard on a major Jewish holiday, plunges that reputation into doubt and raises questions about the country's readiness in the face of a weaker but determined foe. Over 48 hours after the start of the attack, Hamas terrorists continued to battle Israeli forces inside Israeli territory, and over 100 Israelis were in Hamas captivity in Gaza.

"This is a major failure," said Yaakov Amidror, a former national security adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "This operation actually proves that the [intelligence] abilities in Gaza were no good."

Amidror declined to offer an explanation for the failure, saying lessons must be learned when the dust settles.

Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari, the chief military spokesman, acknowledged the army owes the public an explanation. But he said now is not the time. "First, we fight, then we investigate," he said.

Some say it is too early to pin the blame solely on an intelligence failure. They point to a wave of low-level violence in the West Bank that shifted some military resources there and the political chaos roiling the country over steps by Netanyahu's far-right government to overhaul the judiciary. The controversial plan has threatened the cohesion of the IDF, seen as the people's army.

But the apparent lack of prior knowledge of Hamas's plot will likely be seen as a prime culprit in the chain of events that led to the deadliest attack against Israelis in decades.

Israel withdrew troops and settlers from the Gaza Strip in 2005, stripping it of a close handle on the happenings in the territory. But even after Hamas overran Gaza in 2007, Israel appeared to maintain its edge, using technological and human intelligence.

It claimed to know the precise locations of Hamas leadership and appeared to prove it through the targeted killing of terror leaders in surgical strikes, sometimes while they slept in their bedrooms. Israel has known where to strike underground tunnels used by Hamas to ferry around fighters and arms, destroying miles (kilometers) of the concealed passageways.

Despite those abilities, Hamas was able to keep its plan under wraps. The ferocious attack, which likely took <https://www.timesofisrael.com/hamas-carried-out-years-long-campaign-to-fool-israel-before-attack-source-says/> months of planning and meticulous training and involved coordination among multiple terror groups, appeared to have gone under Israel's intelligence radar.

Amir Avivi, a retired Israeli general, said that without a foothold inside Gaza, Israel's security services have come to rely increasingly on technological means to gain intelligence. He said terrorists in Gaza have found ways to evade that technological intelligence gathering, giving Israel an incomplete picture of their intentions.

"The other side learned to deal with our technological dominance and they stopped using technology that could expose it," said Avivi, who served as a conduit for intelligence materials under a former military chief of staff. Avivi is president and founder of Israel Defense and Security Forum, a hawkish group of former military commanders.

"They've gone back to the Stone Age," he said, explaining that terrorists weren't using phones or computers and were conducting their sensitive business in rooms specially guarded from technological espionage or going underground.

But Avivi said the failure extends beyond just intelligence gathering and Israel's security services failed to put together an accurate picture from the intelligence they were receiving, based on what he said was a misconception surrounding Hamas's intentions.

Israel's security establishment has in recent years increasingly seen Hamas as an actor interested in governing, seeking to develop Gaza's economy and improving the standard of living of Gaza's 2.3 million people. But Avivi and others say the truth is that Hamas, which openly calls for Israel's destruction, sees that aim as its priority.

Israel in recent years has allowed up to 18,000 Palestinian laborers from Gaza to work in Israel, where they can earn a salary about 10 times higher than in the impoverished coastal enclave. The security establishment saw that carrot as a way to maintain relative calm.

"In practice, hundreds if not thousands of Hamas men were preparing for a surprise attack for months, without that having leaked," wrote Amos Harel, a defense commentator, in the daily Haaretz. "The results are catastrophic."

Israel has also been preoccupied and torn apart by Netanyahu's judicial overhaul plan. Netanyahu had received repeated warnings by his defense chiefs, as well as several former leaders of the country's intelligence agencies, that the divisive plan was chipping away at the cohesion of the country's security services.

Martin Indyk, who served as a special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations during the Obama administration, said internal divisions over the legal changes was an aggravating factor that contributed to the Israelis being caught off guard.

"That roiled the IDF in a way that was, I think, we discovered was a huge distraction," he said.

Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.

(5) Orchestrated by Netanyahu?

From (name & email withheld)

Isn't it funny how just as Israeli society is tearing itself apart and appeared close to civil war, this attack comes along and within hours Netanyahu's political opponents are forced into a coalition government to support him?

I take nothing away from the bravery of the Hamas soldiers who are fighting in this battle, but it is simply not credible that Hamas could have done this... The Gaza fence is in open country with little to conceal advancing Hamas units, and we are talking about hundreds of Hamas soldiers moving across the border. Where were all the IDF units who normally man and monitor this border fence? What happened to the surveillance of the border fence? What about the sensors? What happened to the vaunted IDF air defenses that were overwhelmed by Homemade hang gliders powered by lawn mower engines and box fans?

We are hearing rumors that Iran conducted a cyber attack that took down the electronic surveillance of the border fence, but did the Iranians also order the removal of IDF units that apparently left the Israeli border towns utterly defenseless? It seems much more likely that Netanyahu orchestrated this as an easy way to solve his political problems while also providing a pretext for the IDF to finish the ethnic cleansing of Gaza and perhaps the West Bank as well.

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(6) Economist Intelligence Failure

https://www.economist.com/middle-east-and-africa/2023/10/09/hamass-attack-was-an-israeli-intelligence-failure-on-multiple-fronts

Middle East and Africa | Clueless in Gaza

Hamas's attack was an Israeli intelligence failure on multiple fronts It was also a textbook military operation

Oct 9th 2023 | JERUSALEM

The vicious success of Hamas's attack on Israel, without their plans being unveiled, is matched by the astounding failure of Israeli intelligence at every level. The assault by land, sea and air on October 7th left at least 800 dead in Israel, and must have required months of planning. Officials are in shock that such a significant military buildup by the Islamist movement that controls Gaza escaped their notice. That will surely be the subject of multiple investigations once the fighting in Gaza is over. But it is already clear that the failures came in two forms: one of intelligence-collecting and the other of assessing and interpreting that intelligence.

First, Israel was let down by its extensive array of electronic sensors, surveillance systems and old-fashioned human intelligence in the form of agents on the ground. These are all the responsibility of the army's intelligence branch and Shin Bet, the domestic security service which is tasked with covering Gaza and the West Bank.

COMMENT (Peter M): This is a cover story. The reality is that the Netanyahu governmentwas aware of the plan for the October 7 breakout, and sought to make use of it to justify the demolition of Gaza and the expulsion of Palestinians. The October 7 breakout allowed Israel to present its operation as defensive, whereas in fact it was an offensive operation. The Media manufactured consent for genocide by failing to report Israel's advance knowledge of the plan for October 7.

(7) Did Mossad let it happen? Philip Giraldi and Prof Michel Chossudovsky

https://www.globalresearch.ca/is-the-gaza-israel-fighting-a-false-flag-they-let-it-happen-their-objective-is-to-wipe-gaza-off-the-map/5835310

Is the Gaza-Israel Fighting "A False Flag"? They Let it Happen? Their Objective Is "to Wipe Gaza Off the Map"?

By Philip Giraldi and Prof Michel Chossudovsky

Global Research, October 09, 2023

Early Saturday October 7, 2023, Hamas launched "Operation Al-Aqsa Storm" led by Hamas' Military Chief Mohammed Deif. On that same day, Netanyahu confirmed a so-called "State of Readiness For War".

Military operations are invariably planned well in advance (See Netanyahu's January 2023 statement below). Was "Operation Al-Aqsa Storm" a "surprise attack" ?

U.S. intelligence say they weren't aware of an impending Hamas attack.

<https://www.globalresearch.ca/no-hamas-invasion-not-israeli-intelligence-failure/5835433> "One would have to be almost hopelessly naïve to buy the corporate state media line that the Hamas invasion was an Israeli "intelligence failure". Mossad is one of, if not the, most powerful intelligence agencies on the planet."

Did Netanyahu and his vast military and intelligence apparatus (Mossad et al) have foreknowledge of the Hamas attack which has resulted in countless deaths of Israelis and Palestinians.

Was a carefully formulated Israeli plan to wage an all out war against Palestinians envisaged prior to the launching by Hamas of "Operation Al-Aqsa Storm"? This was not a failure of Israeli Intelligence, as conveyed by the media. Quite the opposite.

Evidence and testimonies suggest that the Netanyahu government had foreknowledge of the actions of Hamas which have resulted in hundreds of Israeli and Palestinian deaths. And "They Let it Happen":

"Hamas fired between 2-5 thousand rockets at Israel and hundreds of Israeli are dead, while dozens of Israelis were captured as prisoners of war. In the ensuing air response by Israel, hundreds of Palestinians were killed in Gaza." (<https://www.mideastdiscourse.com/2023/10/09/palestinians-demand-an-end-to-occupation-in-a-massive-attack-on-israel/> Stephen Sahiounie)

Following the Al Aqsa Storm Operation on October 7, Israel's defence minister described Palestinians as "human animals" and vowed to "act accordingly," as fighter jets unleashed a massive bombing of the Gaza Strip home of 2.3 million Palestinians ..." (Middle East Eye). A complete blockade on the Gaza Strip was initiated on October 9, 2023 consisting in blocking and obstructing the importation of food, water, fuel, and essential commodities to 2.3 Million Palestinians. It's an outright crime against humanity. It's genocide.

It is worth noting, that Netanyahu's military actions are not targeting HAMAS, quite the opposite: he is targeting 2.3 million innocent Palestinian civilians, in blatant violation of the <https://loacblog.com/loac-basics/4-basic-principles/> Four Basic Principles of The Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC):

"... .respect for and protection of the civilian population and civilian objects [schools, hospitals and residential areas], the Parties to the conflict shall at all times distinguish between the civilian population and combatants and between civilian objects and military objectives and accordingly shall direct their operations only against military objectives." [Additional Protocol 1, Article 48]

This was not a "surprise attack"

Was the Hamas Attack a "False Flag"?

"I served in the IDF 25 years ago, in the intelligence forces. There's no way Israel did not know of what's coming. A cat moving alongside the fence is triggering all forces. So this?? What happened to the "strongest army in the world"? How come border crossings were wide open?? Something is VERY WRONG HERE, something is very strange, this chain of events is very unusual and not typical for the Israeli defense system. To me this suprise attack seems like a planned operation. On all fronts. If I was a conspiracy theorist I would say that this feels like the work of the Deep State. It feels like the people of Israel and the people of Palestine have been sold, once again, to the higher powers that be. (Statement by <https://efrat.substack.com/p/israel-hamas-war-an-update> Efrat Fenigson, former IDF intelligence, October 7, 2023, emphasis added)

Ironically, the media (NBC) is now contending that the <https://www.nbcnews.com/news/hamas-attack-bears-hallmarks-iranian-involvement-former-us-officials-s-rcna119400> "Hamas attack bears hallmarks of Iranian involvement"

History: The Relationship between Mossad and Hamas

What is the relationship between Mossad and Hamas? Is Hamas an "intelligence asset"? There is a long history.

Hamas (Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiyya) (Islamic Resistance Movement), was founded in 1987 by Sheik Ahmed Yassin. It was supported at the outset by Israeli intelligence as a means to weaken the Palestinian Authority:

"Thanks to Mossad, (Israel's "Institute for Intelligence and Special Tasks"), Hamas was allowed to reinforce its presence in the occupied territories. Meanwhile, Arafat's Fatah Movement for National Liberation as well as the Palestinian Left were subjected to the most brutal form of repression and intimidation.

Let us not forget that it was Israel, which in fact created Hamas. According to Zeev Sternell, historian at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, "Israel thought that it was a smart ploy to push the Islamists against the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO)". (<https://www.globalresearch.ca/hamas-is-a-creation-of-mossad/1818> L'Humanité, translated from French)

The links of Hamas to Mossad and US intelligence have been acknowledged by Rep. Ron Paul in a statement to the U.S Congress: "Hamas Was Started by Israel"?

"You know Hamas, if you look at the history, you'll find out that Hamas was encouraged and really started by Israel because they wanted Hamas to counteract Yasser Arafat ... (Rep. <https://www.globalresearch.ca/flashback-ron-paul-hamas-started-israel/5835470> Ron Paul, 2011)

What this statement entails is that Hamas is and remains "an intelligence asset", namely "an "asset" to intelligence agencies"

See also the WSJ (January 24, 2009) "How Israel helped to Spawn Hamas". <http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123275572295011847.html>

Instead of trying to curb Gaza's Islamists from the outset, says Mr. Cohen, Israel for years tolerated and, in some cases, encouraged them as a counterweight to the secular nationalists of the Palestine Liberation Organization and its dominant faction, Yasser Arafat's Fatah. (WSJ, emphasis added)

Netanyahu's "New Stage" of "The Long War" against Palestine <http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123275572295011847.html>

Netanyahu's stated objective, which constitutes a new stage in the 75 year old war (since Nakba, 1948) against the people of Palestine is no longer predicated on "Apartheid" or "Separation". This new stage ­which is also to directed against Israelis who want peace­ consists in "total appropriation" as well as the outright exclusion of the Palestinian people from their homeland:

"These are the basic lines of the national government headed by me [Netanyahu]: The Jewish people have an exclusive and unquestionable right to all areas of the Land of Israel. The government will promote and develop settlement in all parts of the Land of Israel ­ in the Galilee, the Negev, the Golan, Judea and Samaria." (Netanyahu <https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20230103-jewish-supremacy-is-state-policy-says-netanyahu/> January 2023. emphasis added)

We bring to the attention of our readers the incisive analysis of Dr. Philip Giraldi pointing to the likelihood of a "False Flag'".

Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, October 8, 2023

Read below the incisive analysis by Dr. Philip Giraldi.

Is the Gaza-Israel Fighting "A False Flag"?

They Let it Happen?

Their Objective Is "to Wipe Gaza Off the Map"?

by Dr. Philip Giraldi

October 8, 2023

Am I the only one who read about a speech given by Netanyahu or someone in his cabinet about a week ago in which he/they in passing referred to a "developing security situation" which rather suggests (to me) that they might have known about developments in Gaza and chose to let it happen so they can wipe Gaza off the map in retaliation and, possibly relying on the US pledge to have Israel's "back," then implicating Iran and attacking that country.

I cannot find a link to it, but have a fairly strong recollection of what I read as I thought at the time it would serve as a pretext for another massacre of Palestinians.

As a former intelligence officer, I find it impossible to believe that Israel did not have multiple informants inside Gaza as well as electronic listening devices all along the border wall which would have picked up movements of groups and vehicles.

In other words, the whole thing might be a tissue of lies as is often the case.

And as is also ALWAYS the case Joe Biden is preparing to send some billions of dollars to poor little Israel to pay for "defending" itself.

(8) No, the Hamas Invasion Was Not an Israeli 'Intelligence Failure'

https://www.globalresearch.ca/no-hamas-invasion-not-israeli-intelligence-failure/5835433

By Ben Bartee Global Research, October 09, 2023

One would have to be almost hopelessly naïve to buy the corporate state media line that the Hamas invasion yesterday morning was an Israeli "intelligence failure."

Mossad is one of, if not the, most powerful intelligence agencies on the planet. It routinely shares intelligence, furthermore, with the "Five Eyes" intelligence services.

It has its tentacles deep inside of every ally and foe of import.

Its spies are littered across the Gaza Strip, which is an effective open-air prison into which goods do not flow but for the blessing of the Israeli state. The Gaza Strip is arguably the most heavily surveilled geographic area on Earth.

The Hamas invasion of Southern Israel yesterday was an operation involving tens of thousands of operatives, at least, across land, sea, and air, using all manner of equipment and weaponry ­ drones, thousands of rockets, countless firearms, and even bulldozers that were positioned to knock down Israeli fencing.

And MSNBC and CNN would have you believe this was all a big "intelligence failure" by Mossad.

Bibi Netanyahu was in real political trouble before this conveniently timed invasion.

Now, or at least this is the hope, Israelis will rally around the flag for some patriotic Palestinian ass-kicking and their Prime Minister's imminently obvious corruption will be, at least temporarily, forgotten, if not forgiven.

Meanwhile, Israeli intelligence, rather than being punished for its "failure," will use its "failure" as a pretext to garner more funding and more authorities for itself so as to prevent another such "failure."

The Hamas invasion was only a "failure" if one believes the goal of Mossad is to protect Israeli civilians rather than accrue more power for itself.

At a bare minimum, Mossad knew of the attack beforehand and let it happen for political convenience. More likely, in my view, is that it actively facilitated the attack.

The kind of person who would believe this was a big intelligence whoopsie are the same kind of people who would buy that a handful of semi-literate cave-dwellers halfway around the world singlehandedly pulled off the greatest terror attack in world history with no assistance from spooks and that buildings with structure fires at the top of them collapse at freefall speed neatly into their own footprints.

(9) Netanyahu Gets His War

Gaza Crisis Gives Netanyahu His Wet Dream ­ The War He Has Always Longed for­Martin Jay

https://strategic-culture.su/news/2023/10/09/gaza-crisis-gives-netanyahu-his-wet-dream-war-he-has-always-longed-for/

Gaza Crisis Gives Netanyahu His Wet Dream ­ The War He Has Always Longed for

Martin Jay October 9, 2023

Do the people in Gaza have no legal pretext to defend their rights being stripped away while the West increasingly gives Israel its tacit approval to a new holocaust which Palestinians wake up to every day since 75 years?

The attacks and subsequent war are nearly all from the West's goading of Israelis to do whatever they want to Palestinians to get what they need. And now watch how western media portray Israel as a victim needing to "defend" itself.

It was simply inevitable. How much longer did Israel and the West in general think they had in Palestine with the daily slaughter of its citizens, unlawful arrests, land and property grabs and the general dehumanisation of the people? While western observers seemed to be shocked by the scale and seriousness of the attacks, many in the Arab world are shrugging their shoulders and saying "we told you so" to the Israeli government and Benjamin Netanyahu.

One such pundit who was quick to respond was Saudi Arabia. Ironically this country was about to sign a normalisation accord with Israel which would have been the starter's pistol for not only other Arab countries but even Muslim countries like Indonesia to respect the state of Israel and milk the new relation for what it was worth ­ mainly arms and spying software.

But now with the bloodbath which the Palestinians have carried out, there can be no more "normalisation" as countries like Bahrain, Sudan, UAE and Morocco now will have to rethink everything while Netanyahu will undoubtedly throw everything he has at taking over Gaza in a full military operation while going to full-out war with Hamas fighters.

Perhaps somebody should tell him though that this is exactly what Hamas wants: to bring the war to their doorsteps. Surely Hamas have been planning this for years as the detail and coordination of the attacks were impressive. And yet there will be some who will say that the trap that Netanyahu is being pulled into ­ a full-on war in Gaza backed on the Palestinian side by Iranian money ­ is not a trap at all. Perhaps this is what the Israeli leader has been dreaming of all his life and that he wasn't taken off guard by the attacks at all. It is entirely feasible that Netanyahu learned of them and prepared for a response which would justify a new 'state of emergency' where a swathe of new emergency laws can be passed while he goes to war with Iran and Hamas. A dream come true.

It is not at all far-fetched to imagine this scenario given that sacrificing his own people to infuse such a scenario is already there as evidence for many to see with video clips on social media of his own air force attacking Hamas vehicles speeding away with captive IDF soldiers inside.

But if he didn't know about it, then he should be prepared for a second major shock when Hezbollah in Lebanon engages in the battle with its long-range, precision rockets aimed at hundreds of Israeli government and military installations, airports, power stations and other infrastructure. Can Israel really believe it can carry out a guerrilla war in Gaza which they have not seen before as well as fight Hezbollah and Iran in Lebanon and in Syria respectably? Is Netanyahu dreaming or does he have an ace up his sleeve? He may well believe that Biden will back him financially and militarily although the relation between the White House and Netanyahu's administration is hardly one which would step up to the mark in such a war with Iran. It's unlikely that Biden will want his name carved into the history books as the first American president since Iran's revolution to actually go to war, albeit a proxy one, with Tehran.

International law should play a key role in Palestine and yet it has been largely airbrushed out of the entire equation for 20 years, along with any kind of objective viewpoint from EU countries who long ago could look at the situation objectively. These days though the message is clear from both the EU's gardener-in-chief, the hapless Josep Borrell and from EU member states individually: We are with Israel no matter what the details of this are.

Amazingly, the Abraham Accords and also the blinded ignorance of western countries to not even accept the appalling occupation of Gaza ­ supported by media giants like BBC for example ­ is what has collectively contributed to the Palestinians going this far. They literally have nothing to lose. The Abraham Accords were perhaps a tipping point, a marker in the timeline of the ultimate betrayal by the Arab world and one which twisted a knife even further in the Gaza gut. The Palestinians could not take any more.

Prepare yourself to be shocked even further how absurdly one sided and bigoted the reporting will be from western MSM who will send their top journalists to cover the new war with their shiny new Israeli press accreditation badges who have already latched on to the key phrase offered by western leaders "the right of Israel to defend itself". Defend is an interesting word to use. Do international laws simply not apply to Gaza? Do the people there have no legal pretext to defend their rights being stripped away while the West increasingly gives Israel its tacit approval to a new holocaust which Palestinians wake up to every day since 75 years? Defend?

(10) Israel has secretly been supplying weapons to Ukraine

IDF may be faced with a shell shortage crisis because the Israeli government reportedly agreed to covertly supply a big chunk of Israeli war reserves to the Kiev regime

https://www.vtforeignpolicy.com/2023/10/kiev-regimes-hunger-for-weapons-exacerbated-by-latest-israel-gaza-conflict/

Kiev regime's hunger for weapons exacerbated by latest Israel-Gaza conflict

By Drago Bosnic

October 9, 2023

(11) Netanyahu to Likud: "support bolstering Hamas and transferring money to Hamas ... This is part of our strategy"

https://www.globalresearch.ca/speculation-mark-hamas-attack-allowed-close-book-palestine/5836029

https://twitter.com/haaretzcom/status/1711329340804186619

Haaretz.com <https://twitter.com/haaretzcom> @haaretzcom

"Anyone who wants to thwart the establishment of a Palestinian state has to support bolstering Hamas and transferring money to Hamas," Netanyahu told his Likud party's Knesset members in March 2019. "This is part of our strategy"

<https://twitter.com/haaretzcom/status/1711329340804186619> 8:34 pm · 9 Oct 2023

(12) Paul Craig Roberts: Now Israel can now steal the rest of Palestine

https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2023/10/09/hamas-attack-on-israel-is-puzzling/

Hamas' Attack on Israel Is Puzzling

Paul Craig Roberts

October 9, 2023

I am being asked about the Israeli-Palestine conflict, which seems to be taking attention away from the Ukraine-Russia conflict. People, by which I mean people who pay attention, are wondering why the Palestinians would attack Israel like this as it provides Netanyahu with an excuse to grab the remaining bits of Palestine and destroy the Gaza strip, thus disposing of the two-state solution by conquest. Who can blame Israel after Palestinians killed Israelis and took hostages?

I have heard the official explanation of Palestinian perfidy, but I don't have an explanation for the attack. It seems it would have to be more than perfidy. I do agree with readers that it seems a curious thing for Hamas to do as it plays into Israel's hands. I also agree that there is something else strange about the attack. How did drones and so many rockets, allegedly from Iran, and some say Ukraine, get into the Gaza strip, and how did the Hamas attackers get into Israel?

The Hamas attack has something of 9/11's flavor. Just as every aspect of the US National Security State failed simultaneously on September 11, 2001, Israel's security system, including the Iron Dome the US constructed for Israel, simultaneously failed. Mysteriously, the Hamas fighters entered Israel on the ground and through the air and on the sea without being detected. Mysteriously, large quantities of weapons entered Palestine through Israel without being detected. This is too much convenient failure to be believable. It will be interesting to see if anyone in Israel is held accountable for the total security failure. In the US no one was held accountable for the security failures on September 11, which should have told us a lot.

Not knowing, we can but speculate. We have a motive. Israel can now steal the rest of Palestine. Another motive might be that Israel can expand the conflict into a wider war and succeed this time in grabbing the water resources of southern Lebanon. It could even get nastier with Israeli moves against Syria and Iran. Oil prices could go sky high causing world disruption. A victorious war and the end of the Palestinian problem would free Netanyahu from his legal and political problems. There is a lot to think about.

But let's move on to the security failure that made the attack possible. Why would Netanyahu enable Hamas to attack Israel by standing down Israel security? It seems a nonsensical suggestion, but isn't as it creates the conditions in which Israel can absorb all that remains of Palestine, just as 9/11 created the conditions for the neoconservatives to launch the wars they had planned in the Middle East.

The difficult question is why would the Palestinians bring on their own destruction by attacking Israel when Hamas has no prospect of defeating Israel? Again, we can only speculate. It could be an Israeli operation from start to finish. Israel infiltrates Hamas, just as the FBI infiltrates Trump supporters and patriotic groups now called domestic terrorists. The Israeli agents play up Israel's abuse of the Palestinians. Netanyahu helps them along by blowing up the sacred Mosque. The agents come up with an attack plan made possible with weapons from Iran and devices from Iran to jam Israeli security. They go about this carefully, relying on the decades of anger and hurt and the prospect of release from impotence to crowd out Hamas' reason.

I don't say these speculations suffice as the explanation. But I would not be surprised if these speculations, if investigated, would prove to be closer to the truth than whatever official narrative emerges.

(13) Section Commander of the Gaza Fence: "The obstacle is built so that even a fox cannot pass it". They Let It Happen

https://www.globalresearch.ca/speculation-mark-hamas-attack-allowed-close-book-palestine/5836029

Section Commander of the Gaza Fence: "The obstacle is built so that even a fox cannot pass it". They Let It Happen. The Hamas Attack Was Allowed to Close the Book on Palestine.

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts and General Herzl Halevi

Global Research, October 13, 2023

... What follows purports to be a description of the impenetrable Israeli security barrier around Gaza written by a former commander of a section of the fence. Whether it is or not, the description of the security barrier provided can be checked. It seems impossible that Hamas could have succeeded in a surprise attack:

Here's what commander of the Kerem Shalom Battalion, who knows the area in detail, wrote

{his name is Yoram Erez ­ PGM}

"Something here doesn't add up to me!!! This is a mystery that I can't find an answer to.

I happen to know how things work in Gaza and on the border. I was the commander of the Kerem Shalom sector (Rafih), I was in charge of the Kissuf sector, I know the perimeter fence very well, I know how the army works there. I was in the Shatti refugee camp in Gaza, I was in charge of the Jibaliya refugee camp, I would make ambushes on the fence and deep in the area. I met Gazans, ate and breathed Gaza.

The obstacle is built so that even a fox cannot pass it:

Set alerts according to 3 levels of pressure. She must alert when she is cut. There are 24/7 forces that are responsible for arriving within a few minutes, if not seconds, to the point where there is an alert in the fence. Every day do at least one penetration practice. Each subdivision has a standby squad whose role is to increase the force in an emergency situation. Observations scattered along the border cover every inch of it. The female observers are champions in identification. They don't miss. They detect movement even before it even approaches the obstacle ­ day and night.

At problematic points (dead areas) they place a tank with observation and detection capabilities, and a terrifying firepower. In some cases snipers are deployed in the field.

Every day before dawn there is a "dawn alert" procedure. At this hour all the forces are awake (in this case also the hour when hundreds of terrorists entered Israel). The night shift alternates with the day shift. The commander of each force inspects the axis to make sure there were no infiltrations during the night. Trackers that move on the axis know how to recognize traces. They know who crossed the fence, how much and even when.

Each scenario has a clear procedure. For example, a procedure for infiltrating terrorists, a procedure for taking hostages. Everything is written in blood and has been proving itself for years.

There are several other layers of security that this is not the place to talk about. In short, we are talking about an obstacle that proves itself for years and years.

So how the hell does a Palestinian tractor move towards the fence without anyone reacting to it?

How did the tractor manage to sabotage the fence for a long hour and open access to Israel without anyone reacting to it?

How did hundreds of terrorists and civilians cross the barrier without anyone on our side lifting a finger?

How did terrorists arrive on foot and in vehicles, armed from head to toe, to dozens of Israeli settlements, without any reaction from our side?

How did hundreds of terrorists stay in Israeli territory for long hours, shoot hundreds of Israelis, loot property, without there being even a single reaction on our side?

How did it happen that hundreds of terrorists kidnapped dozens of Israelis, surprised soldiers, officers when they were not ready, and kidnapped them to Gaza, without anyone stopping them?

How is it that one bullet was not fired? How did all this happen under our noses? Where did an entire division go? Where did 3 brigades go? Who swallowed 9 battalions? What happened to 36 companies? Where did an entire regular infantry brigade go that usually outnumbers the elite? Where were all the reserve battalions that augment the regular army? Where did thousands of soldiers go??? Someone here needs to provide explanations!!"

In view of this description of the security barrier, this statement by the Israeli General Halevi admitting the failure of the Israeli Defense Force to protect Israel from Hamas is obviously intended as a coverup for the fact that the attack was allowed in order to close the book on Palestine. ==

The above report is also at https://themajlis.co.za/articles/the-gaza-war/

Now read what the Yahoodi, Mr.Yoram Erez, Commander of the Kerem Shalom Battalion has to say. He comments as follows:

"Look at what Yoram Erez, commander of the Kerem Shalom Battalion, who knows the area in detail, wrote.

Something here doesn't add up to me!!! This is a mystery that I can't find an answer to since yesterday? I happen to know how things work in Gaza and on the border. I was the commander of the Kerem Shalom sector (Rafih), I was in charge of the Kissuf sector, I know the perimeter fence very well, I know how the army works there. I was in the Shatti refugee camp in Gaza, I was in charge of the Jibaliya refugee camp, I would make ambushes on the fence and deep in the area. I met Gazans, ate and breathed Gaza. ...

NOTE (Peter M.): The above report first showed up in browsers about October 12 or 13, 2023, but I have been unable to locate the original. Its veracity cannot be confirmed, but its level of detail suggests authenticity.

(14) Greens & Green Left split over Gaza

by Peter Myers, October 19, 2023

A serious split has developed in the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) over Gaza. <https://www.politico.com/newsletters/politico-nightly/2023/10/18/dsas-existential-crisis-00122350>

A similar split has occurred in Australia's Greens. Green MPs and some TEALs have backed calls for a ceasefire, but other TEALs back Israel's right to revenge.

Black Lives Matter has sided with Hamas. Antifa does not seem to have announced any policy.

AOC, perhaps mindful that a Jewish campaign could unseat her, has backed Israel's right to revenge, but other members of the Squad defend Hamas.

This situation could change if Israel continues to commit atrocities.

Kevin Barrett, of False Flag Weekly News, who repeatedly calls 'False Flags', failed to call this one. He thinks that Hamas were just "shooting their way out" of the concentration camp. But where was the IDF? Yet, Paul Craig Roberts <https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2023/10/09/hamas-attack-on-israel-is-puzzling/> argues that Hamas should have foreseen that their attacks would legitimate Netanyahu's destruction of Gaza and eviction of the Palestinians. Roberts notes, "It could be an Israeli operation from start to finish. Israel infiltrates Hamas".

China's aid to Gaza <https://www.aa.com.tr/en/asia-pacific/china-sending-emergency-humanitarian-aid-to-gaza/3021783> may be a sign of the Confucian-Islamic alliance foreseen by Samuel Huntington. This would be a big worry for Biden. No doubt his trip was partly made to curtail Netanyahu's war plans, because they threaten to fracture the Globalist Empire.

(15) Seymour Hersh says IDF moved two battalions, each of 800 soldiers, from Gaza Fence to West Bank village for Sukkot

This article by Hersh is at Global Research, whose editor (Michel Chossudovsky) endorses LIHOP.

Hersh gives an alternative explanation to LIHOP, but it's not convincing. Why move two whole battalions to protect a West Bank village? This would seem to be an excuse put forward by Netanyahu, to explain the (deliberate) 'intelligence failure'.

Even so, 800 troops remained at the 51-km long Fence, which works out at one per 64 metres; they would still have noticed the breakout. Not does Hersh's excuse take account of the sensors which report any penetration of the Fence.

This was a Stand Down, as during 9/11. Such explanations are found in the dissident media, but the mainstream media only mentions them when ridiculing them as misinformation.

Nor is Hersh right to proclaim that Netanyahu is finished. Many people wrote him off years ago. The current mood in Israel makes it impossible for the Supreme Court to strike down the law reducing its powers, which the Knesset passed. That, even on its own, represents a triumph for Netanyahu; and he could emerge a victor in the coming war and ethnic cleansing. - Peter M.

https://www.globalresearch.ca/netanyahu-is-finished-seymour-hersh/5836730

"Netanyahu is Finished", "He is a Walking Dead Man". Seymour Hersh

The Bibi doctrine - his belief that he could control Hamas - compromised Israeli security and has now begat a bloody war

By Seymour M. Hersh Global Research, October 17, 2023

[...] The attack by Hamas was a direct result of a decision Bibi made, over the protest of local military commanders, "to allow a group of Orthodox settlers to celebrate Sukkot in the West Bank."

Sukkot is an annual fall holiday that commemorates the ancestral journey of Jews into the depths of the desert. It is a weeklong festival that is observed by building an outdoor temporary structure known as a sukkah in which all could share the food that their predecessors ate and viscerally connect to the harvest season.

The request came at a time of extreme tension over another West Bank incident in which Jewish settlers, according to the Associated Press, "rampaged through a flashpoint town" on October 6 and killed a 19-year-old Arab male. The youth's death, the AP report added, "marked the latest in a surge in Israeli-Palestinian fighting that so far has killed nearly 200 Palestinians this year­the highest yearly death toll in about two decades."

The Sukkot celebration, held near a Palestinian village known in Hebrew as Haware, would need extraordinary protection, given the tension over the latest violence, and the local Israeli military authorities, with the approval of Netanyahu, ordered two of the three Army battalions, each with about 800 soldiers, that protected the border with Gaza to shift their focus to the Sukkot festival.

"That left only eight hundred soldiers," the insider told me,

"to be responsible for guarding the 51-kilometer border between the Gaza Strip and southern Israel. That meant the Israeli citizens in the south were left without an Israeli military presence for ten to twelve hours. They were left to fend for themselves. And that is why Bibi is finished. May take a few months, but he is over."

{51 km divided by 800 troops = 1 every 64 metres. Even so, they would have noticed the breakout. And sensors would have reported it. If Netanyahu wanted to LIHOP, he had to sending the troops somewhere; this was just an excuse. No need for 1600 troops at the Sukkot event, especially after Egyptian warnings about Gaza}

Israel Saw Warnings of Hamas Attack The Day Before Oct 7, Chose Not to Alert Nova Festival

(16) NYT article says Israel Knew Hamas's Attack Plan More Than a Year Ago (17) Intelligence Failure story was a cover-up (18) Israel Saw Warnings of Hamas Attack The Day Before Oct 7, Chose Not to Alert Nova Festival (19) Despite Intel Warnings, IDF didn't inform the Nova Festival - Haaretz (20) Ban Israel from the UN - Eric Walberg (21) At UNSC, US vetoes Gaza ceasefire resolution sponsored by UAE (22) Israeli Soldiers Sing "I'm Coming to Occupy Gaza" and "Wipe off the Seed of Amalek"

(16) NYT article says Israel Knew Hamas's Attack Plan More Than a Year Ago

This is significant, and suggests a Stand-down occurred on Oct 7. By comparison, the NYT has never published assertions of a standdown on 9/11 - Peter M.

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/30/world/middleeast/israel-hamas-attack-intelligence.html

Israel Knew Hamas's Attack Plan More Than a Year Ago A blueprint reviewed by The Times laid out the attack in detail. Israeli officials dismissed it as aspirational and ignored specific warnings.

By Ronen Bergman and Adam Goldman Reporting from Tel Aviv

Published Nov. 30, 2023 Updated Dec. 2, 2023

Israeli officials obtained Hamas's battle plan for the Oct. 7 terrorist attack more than a year before it happened, documents, emails and interviews show. But Israeli military and intelligence officials dismissed the plan as aspirational, considering it too difficult for Hamas to carry out.

The approximately 40-page document, which the Israeli authorities code-named "Jericho Wall," outlined, point by point, exactly the kind of devastating invasion that led to the deaths of about 1,200 people.

The translated document, which was reviewed by The New York Times, did not set a date for the attack, but described a methodical assault designed to overwhelm the fortifications around the Gaza Strip, take over Israeli cities and storm key military bases, including a division headquarters.

Ronen Bergman is a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, based in Tel Aviv. His latest book is "Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations," published by Random House. More about Ronen Bergman

Adam Goldman writes about the F.B.I. and national security. He has been a journalist for more than two decades. More about Adam Goldman

A version of this article appears in print on Dec. 1, 2023, Section A, Page 1 of the New York edition with the headline: Israelis Saw Plan For Hamas Atttack Over a Year Ago. Order Reprints | Today's Paper | Subscribe

(17) Intelligence Failure story was a cover-up

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2023-12-02/vindicated-israeli-intelligence-knew-october-7-attack-plan-year-advance

VINDICATED: Israeli Intelligence Knew October 7 Attack Plan a Year in Advance

BY TDB SUNDAY, DEC 03, 2023 - 5:04 Originally published via Armageddon Prose:

On October 8th, the day after the Hamas attack, I penned an article calling bullshit on the "intelligence failure" narrative that emerged immediately in the aftermath - how could the governing authorities and media call it confidently an "intelligence failure" mere hours after the event? - just as the same narrative emerged just following the 9/11 attacks in Manhattan and DC.

Although I always take the time to carefully weigh evidence before making any definitive statements, as responsible journalists do, I didn't feel compelled to wait or hedge in this case because it was palpably clear from the start that the narrative was total propaganda and would subsequently be debunked in the coming days and weeks.

Even based on the limited evidence available on October 8th, basic logic defied the "intelligence failure" story:

· Gaza is among the, if not the, most heavily surveilled strips of land on Earth, both from the air (satellite and drone surveillance) and via Mossad spooks on the ground (what the so-called "intelligence community" calls "human intelligence" or "humint" because it loves insular jargon)

· Gaza is among the most densely populated strips of land on Earth

· The Israeli government controls all of Gaza's borders in a total siege-style blockade. Nothing goes in or out without the state's blessing

· The October 8 operation involved tens of thousands of operatives and a bevy of equipment that would be virtually impossible to move into and around Gaza without detection

· Hamas clearly had international financial and logistical support, which could not have flowed into the strip without detection

· Months, if not years of planning went into the operation, including erecting a mock Israeli town inside of Gaza to use for practice. Israeli intelligence literally watched these training sessions from outposts on the border.

· Hamas, sponsored by Iran, had enormous geopolitical incentive to attack when it did, as Israel was on the verge of signing normalization agreements with the Sunni Muslim world that would have threatened Iranian interests, which Israel well understood

· Netanyahu's historically controversial and unpopular government was barely clinging to power at the time of the attack, the target of unprecedentedly intense and large protests. Bibi himself was on the verge of imprisonment on corruption charges. An excuse to wage what could be framed as an "existential" war and remain in power indefinitely - which has since transpired - was seemingly the only way to remain for Netanyahu and his hardline allies to remain in office and out of prison. This objective necessarily would have required ignoring actionable intelligence.

É And this is by no means an exhaustive list of the reasons that point to the impossibility of Israeli intelligence ignorance of the impending attack and the incentives that all parties involved had to let October 7 play out the way it did.

It subsequently came out that the substantially less powerful Egyptian intelligence, which does not operate in sovereign Israeli territory of the Gaza Strip as Mossad does, knew of the attack beforehand and warned their Israeli counterparts, which went unheeded.

And now we have further vindication.

Via The New York Times:

"Israeli officials obtained Hamas's battle plan for the Oct. 7 terrorist attack more than a year before it happened, documents, emails and interviews show. But Israeli military and intelligence officials dismissed the plan as aspirational, considering it too difficult for Hamas to carry out.

The approximately 40-page document, which the Israeli authorities code-named "Jericho Wall," outlined, point by point, exactly the kind of devastating invasion that led to the deaths of about 1,200 people.

The translated document, which was reviewed by The New York Times, did not set a date for the attack, but described a methodical assault designed to overwhelm the fortifications around the Gaza Strip, take over Israeli cities and storm key military bases, including a division headquarters.

Hamas followed the blueprint with shocking precision. The document called for a barrage of rockets at the outset of the attack, drones to knock out the security cameras and automated machine guns along the border, and gunmen to pour into Israel en masse in paragliders, on motorcycles and on foot - all of which happened on Oct. 7.

The plan also included details about the location and size of Israeli military forces, communication hubs and other sensitive information, raising questions about how Hamas gathered its intelligence and whether there were leaks inside the Israeli security establishment.

The document circulated widely among Israeli military and intelligence leaders, but experts determined that an attack of that scale and ambition was beyond Hamas's capabilities, according to documents and officials."

Ben Bartee, author of Broken English Teacher: Notes From Exile, is an independent Bangkok-based American journalist with opposable thumbs.

(18) Israel Saw Warnings of Hamas Attack The Day Before Oct 7, Chose Not to Alert Nova Festival

https://www.informationliberation.com/?id=64163

Israel Saw Warnings of Hamas Attack The Day Before Oct 7, Chose Not to Alert Nova Festival

Chris Menahan

Dec. 06, 2023 It's looking more and more like Israel let the Hamas's Oct 7th attack happen to provide a pretext to level Gaza.

From Haaretz:

QUOTE 'This Massacre Should Have Been Prevented' | Despite Israeli Intelligence Warnings About a Hamas Attack, the Army Didn't Evacuate the Nova Festival

Top defense officials held urgent consultations the night before October 7 about a possible Hamas attack. But no one in the IDF notified the the Nova festival organizers or the party-goers, hundreds of whom were mown down ­ and for nine hours, no one came to save them

by Yaniv Kubovich | Dec 5, 2023

Hours before Hamas' October 7 terror attack, Israel's security forces had enough warning signs to prepare -- at least partially -- for the possibility that terrorists would seek to infiltrate from Gaza into Israel.

Despite the fact that the Gaza Division's Northern Brigade approved the Nova music festival's staging in the Kibbutz Re'im parking lot, was responsible for its security, and its commander was aware of the warnings, no one in the IDF notified the thousands of party-goers or the party's organizers of their concerns, or demanded that the event be shut down.

Moreover, it turned out that army units that were on alert in the area at the start of the Hamas attack had no knowledge of the party.

In the earliest hours of the massacre, party organizers called the officer with whom they had been in contact and were told that the forces were in disarray and that they would have to manage on their own. The result was that about 360 festival attendees were murdered by terrorists, and at least another 40 were taken as hostages into the Gaza Strip. ENDQUOTE

The Nova festival was a peace festival full of hippies who Netanyahu's hyper-religious, far-right government no doubt despised. The fact they were massacred by Hamas forces while calling for peace was a Made-for-Hollywood bitter irony which was used to provide further justification for the war.

Haaretz continues:

QUOTE The festival production team says that if they had received a warning from the army even an hour before the attack, they could have evacuated all the party-goers in time.

Even though the defense establishment did not anticipate the size of the incursion by Hamas terrorists, it received warnings the night before that the organization would try to stage an attack inside Israel.

The intelligence was based on several sources that pointed to worrisome preparations on the other side of the border. The later warning had been preceded by other intelligence that aroused concerns among officials.

The findings were worrying enough that top defense officials held two urgent consultations on Friday night in an effort to determine whether the intelligence they had in hand pointed to plans by Hamas to infiltrate Israeli territory.

The first phone meeting took place close to midnight and included senior figures from the Shin Bet security service's southern district and Military Intelligence; Gen. Oded Basyuk, head of the IDF's operations branch, Maj. Gen. Yaron Finkleman, the head of the Southern Command and other senior officers. Chief of Staff Herzl Halevi was made aware of the warnings and the urgent consultations.

A second consultation, which included now Ronen Bar, the Shin Bet chief, took place at about 3 A.M. Saturday. The commander of the Gaza Division's Northern Brigade, Col. Haim Cohen, who signed the papers on October 5 authorizing the Nova party, was aware of the warnings, and knew about the urgent meetings that were taking place that night. ENDQUOTE

Their top officials were all discussing the possibility of an attack right before it happened.

Here comes the cover story:

QUOTE Following the second meeting, the IDF decided to accept the Shin Bet's opinion that Hamas was conducting a training exercise and was not preparing for an attack. Military Intelligence accepted that view but due to concerns by the Southern Command forces were to be made ready for the possibility that Hamas might act.

The commander of the Palmachim Base, Brig. Gen. Omri Dor, received an order to step up drone monitoring of Gaza. Calling up a drone crew on a weekend is an exceptional act, reserved for concrete warnings and concern of an imminent security incident.

During the night, the Shin Bet decided that the determination that this was only a drill was too strident, and sent a crew from the "Team Tequila," the service's operational unit, tasked with preventing abductions in the event of incursions into Israel, to the Nahal Oz area.

Concurrently, the IDF decided to put two teams from the commando brigade on alert in case of incursion, to serve as temporary intervention teams until special forces arrived if needed.

At 3 A.M., an IDF spotter at the Kisufim Outpost reported a suspicious figure across the border, approaching almost to the fence and pointing at Israel. A force of Golani troops arrived on the scene, fired a few tear gas grenades, and left.

According to the spotter's testimony to Haaretz, her commanders complained that she "warns them of everything," and demanded that she be more selective in mobilizing troops.

At 4 A.M., following concerns by some in the security establishment, a few teams of the special anti-terror unit at the Latrun base, were notified to be on alert until dawn.

According to information reported in Haaretz for the first time, at around 5 A.M., lookouts mobilized a Golani force that was near the Nahal Oz outpost due to someone touching the border fence.

The force mounted a jeep and left for the location, but en route received orders from their commanders not to approach the fence area "due to fear of anti-tank or rocket fire from Gaza."

Throughout that night, no one from the IDF or Shin Bet came to the area of the party to update the party's security team on the warnings, and no one demanded to stop it. The party received military approval as it was held in an area west of Route 232, under the responsibility of the Gaza Division and the northern brigade.

Some two weeks prior to the festival, the organizers were invited to a meeting at the Gaza Division, at which they were presented with the commanders' conditions for holding the event. The permit, signed by Col. Cohen, says among other things that "the northern brigade is responsible for regional security during the event in the fence space across from the Gaza Strip."

But at 6:30 A.M., the festival attendants found out that the required forces were not stationed by the fence. One of the commanders on alert in the area even claimed to Haaretz that no one informed the forces that were placed on alert that the festival was even taking place. ENDQUOTE

It's getting really hard to believe this was all incompetence and a series of unfortunate events.

(19) Despite Intel Warnings, IDF didn't inform the Nova Festival - Haaretz

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/2023-12-05/ty-article/.premium/despite-intel-warnings-about-a-hamas-attack-the-army-didnt-evacuate-the-nova-festival/0000018c-3993-dc03-a9ec-3dfb2cda0000

Haaretz | Israel News

'This Massacre Should Have Been Prevented' | Despite Israeli Intelligence Warnings About a Hamas Attack, the Army Didn't Evacuate the Nova Festival

Top defense officials held urgent consultations the night before October 7 about a possible Hamas attack. But no one in the IDF notified the the Nova festival organizers or the party-goers, hundreds of whom were mown down ­ and for nine hours, no one came to save them

by Yaniv Kubovich

Dec 5, 2023

Hours before Hamas' October 7 terror attack, Israel's security forces had enough warning signs to prepare -- at least partially -- for the possibility that terrorists would seek to infiltrate from Gaza into Israel.

Despite the fact that the Gaza Division's Northern Brigade approved the Nova music festival's staging in the Kibbutz Re'im parking lot, was responsible for its security, and its commander was aware of the warnings, no one in the IDF notified the thousands of party-goers or the party's organizers of their concerns, or demanded that the event be shut down.

Moreover, it turned out that army units that were on alert in the area at the start of the Hamas attack had no knowledge of the party.

In the earliest hours of the massacre, party organizers called the officer with whom they had been in contact and were told that the forces were in disarray and that they would have to manage on their own. The result was that about 360 festival attendees were murdered by terrorists, and at least another 40 were taken as hostages into the Gaza Strip.

The festival production team says that if they had received a warning from the army even an hour before the attack, they could have evacuated all the party-goers in time.

Even though the defense establishment did not anticipate the size of the incursion by Hamas terrorists, it received warnings the night before that the organization would try to stage an attack inside Israel.

The intelligence was based on several sources that pointed to worrisome preparations on the other side of the border. The later warning had been preceded by other intelligence that aroused concerns among officials.

The findings were worrying enough that top defense officials held two urgent consultations on Friday night in an effort to determine whether the intelligence they had in hand pointed to plans by Hamas to infiltrate Israeli territory.

The first phone meeting took place close to midnight and included senior figures from the Shin Bet security service's southern district and Military Intelligence; Gen. Oded Basyuk, head of the IDF's operations branch, Maj. Gen. Yaron Finkleman, the head of the Southern Command and other senior officers. Chief of Staff Herzl Halevi was made aware of the warnings and the urgent consultations.

A second consultation, which included now Ronen Bar, the Shin Bet chief, took place at about 3 A.M. Saturday. The commander of the Gaza Division's Northern Brigade, Col. Haim Cohen, who signed the papers on October 5 authorizing the Nova party, was aware of the warnings, and knew about the urgent meetings that were taking place that night.

Following the second meeting, the IDF decided to accept the Shin Bet's opinion that Hamas was conducting a training exercise and was not preparing for an attack. Military Intelligence accepted that view but due to concerns by the Southern Command forces were to be made ready for the possibility that Hamas might act.

The commander of the Palmachim Base, Brig. Gen. Omri Dor, received an order to step up drone monitoring of Gaza. Calling up a drone crew on a weekend is an exceptional act, reserved for concrete warnings and concern of an imminent security incident.

During the night, the Shin Bet decided that the determination that this was only a drill was too strident, and sent a crew from the "Team Tequila," the service's operational unit, tasked with preventing abductions in the event of incursions into Israel, to the Nahal Oz area.

Concurrently, the IDF decided to put two teams from the commando brigade on alert in case of incursion, to serve as temporary intervention teams until special forces arrived if needed.

At 3 A.M., an IDF spotter at the Kisufim Outpost reported a suspicious figure across the border, approaching almost to the fence and pointing at Israel. A force of Golani troops arrived on the scene, fired a few tear gas grenades, and left.

According to the spotter's testimony to Haaretz, her commanders complained that she "warns them of everything," and demanded that she be more selective in mobilizing troops.

At 4 A.M., following concerns by some in the security establishment, a few teams of the special anti-terror unit at the Latrun base, were notified to be on alert until dawn.

According to information reported in Haaretz for the first time, at around 5 A.M., lookouts mobilized a Golani force that was near the Nahal Oz outpost due to someone touching the border fence.

The force mounted a jeep and left for the location, but en route received orders from their commanders not to approach the fence area "due to fear of anti-tank or rocket fire from Gaza."

Throughout that night, no one from the IDF or Shin Bet came to the area of the party to update the party's security team on the warnings, and no one demanded to stop it. The party received military approval as it was held in an area west of Route 232, under the responsibility of the Gaza Division and the northern brigade.

Some two weeks prior to the festival, the organizers were invited to a meeting at the Gaza Division, at which they were presented with the commanders' conditions for holding the event. The permit, signed by Col. Cohen, says among other things that "the northern brigade is responsible for regional security during the event in the fence space across from the Gaza Strip."

But at 6:30 A.M., the festival attendants found out that the required forces were not stationed by the fence. One of the commanders on alert in the area even claimed to Haaretz that no one informed the forces that were placed on alert that the festival was even taking place.

Shortly after the Hamas terrorists broke through the border fence, they reached the area where the festival was held and massacred hundreds of civilians. Some police and security guards who were there tried to fight, but they couldn't hold for long against the hundreds of heavily armed terrorists who entered the area.

At 7 A.M., the party organizers tried for the first time to contact a military agency: One of them called Lt. Col. Elad Zandani, head of the Home Front Command at the Gaza Division and the man tasked with the process of approving the festival -- and told him that terrorists were shooting the partygoers.

Zandani replied that he was unable to help, the troops were collapsing, and suggested that they fend for themselves. The first IDF forces only arrived at the party scene at 3 P.M.

"The military understands that the Re'im festival will be at the center of the inquiry commissions that will be established at the end of the war," an IDF source said this week, adding: "This massacre should have been prevented."'

(20) Ban Israel from the UN - Eric Walberg

Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2023 19:51:15 +0000 (UTC) From: Eric Walberg <walberg2002@yahoo.com>

in 1975 south africa was banned from UN. The same year Zionism was declared racism at UN. We should be aiming at banning Israel from the UN and renewing the declaration of Zionism as racism. eric

(21) At UNSC, US vetoes Gaza ceasefire resolution sponsored by UAE

United States on Friday vetoed the UAE resolution that called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, although 13 of the 15 members of the UN Security Council voted in its favour. Britain abstained

https://www.dawn.com/news/1796392/us-vetoes-un-security-council-resolution-calling-for-immediate-ceasefire-in-gaza

UNITED NATIONS: The United States on Friday vetoed the UAE resolution that called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, although 13 of the 15 members of the UN Security Council voted in its favour. Britain abstained.

The US veto ended a desperate effort by the UN Secretary General António Guterres who warned that if not stopped now, the fighting in Gaza would endanger the world peace and destabilise the Middle East.

The resolution, moved by the UAE, the only Arab state in the 15-member Council, was voted in the early hours of Saturday morning (Pakistan time).

Earlier, US Ambassador to the United Nations, Robert A. Wood, had made it clear that Washington did not support an immediate ceasefire.

In his address to the emergency session, called by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, Ambassador Wood criticised the Security Council's failure to condemn Hamas' Oct 7 raid and emphasised a Òfundamental disconnectÓ between discussions and realities on the ground. The United States, he said, opposed an immediate ceasefire, as this Òwould only plant the seedsÓ for the next crisis because Hamas has Òno desire to see a lasting peace, to see a two-State solution.Ó

But the US envoy also warned Israel that Òthere must be no enduring displacement or reduction in Gaza's territory. Under no circumstances would the US support forced relocation of Palestinians from Gaza or the West Bank.Ó

Secretary-General Guter-res, who used his emergency powers to call the meeting, expressed concern over the potential collapse of the humanitarian support system in Gaza. Emphasising the risk of devastating consequences for public order, mass displacement into Egypt, and regional security, he reiterated his call for Òan immediate humanitarian ceasefireÓ and urged the Council to Òact now.Ó

British Ambassador Barbara Woodward said the Òshocking scale of civilian casualtiesÓ was alarming. While supporting Israel's right to self-defense, she called for targeted and precise actions, protection of civilians, and increased humanitarian aid to prevent a catastrophe.

France's Ambassador Nicolas de Rivière reiterated the call for Òan immediate humanitarian truce leading to a permanent ceasefire.Ó Condemning Hamas' actions, France deplored the decision not to renew the UN Resident Coordinator's visa. France also expressed concern over Jewish settlements, calling for a two-state solution.

Chinese Ambassador Zhang Jun supported the UAE's draft resolution for an immediate ceasefire, stating that Òit is crucial to save lives and pave the way for a two-State solution.Ó Zhang Jun warned of an imminent larger crisis, urging Member States to act promptly.

ÒA larger crisis is imminent, and regional peace and security are on the precipice. The world is watching. Member States must act,Ó he warned.

Russia's Deputy Repre-sen-tative Dmitriy Polyan-skiy urged the Council to Òsave Palestinians from exterminationÓ and deman-ded an end to hostilities. ÒWe hope that all colleagues will find the strength and courage to adopt the draft resolution prepared by the United Arab Emirates,Ó Mr Polyanskiy said. He also said that flooding Gaza with seawater by the Israeli military as a tactic of war would amount to a war crime.

UAE Ambassador Mohamed Issa Abushahab stressed the need for urgent Council action as little aid was reaching Gaza, creating increased danger for civilians. Mr. Abushahab highlighted the new and dangerous phase of the unrest, particularly the siege of Khan Yunis and other parts of southern Gaza.

Published in Dawn, December 9th, 2023

(22) Israeli Soldiers Sing "I'm Coming to Occupy Gaza" and "Wipe off the Seed of Amalek"

https://www.informationliberation.com/?id=64166

Israeli Soldiers Sing "I'm Coming to Occupy Gaza" and "Wipe off the Seed of Amalek"

Chris Menahan

InformationLiberation Dec. 07, 2023

Israeli journalist Yinon Magal on Thursday "proudly" shared video of Israeli soldiers singing about wiping out the "seed of Amalek" in Gaza where there are no "uninvolved civilians."

The Israelis have made wiping out "Amalek" the central part of their war. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judaism_and_warfare>

This is explicitly genocidal rhetoric <https://www.informationliberation.com/?id=64154> that is widely embraced and is <https://www.informationliberation.com/?id=64105> reflected in policy and actions.

The controlled media in America is completely ignoring this and telling everyone <https://www.informationliberation.com/?id=64165> they should be crying about privileged Ivy League Jewish college students having to "walk through" pro-Palestine protests to get to class.

(23) Balfour Declaration - Breach of Contract

by Peter Myers, Dec. 11, 2023

World Jewry has breached its contract with Britain, by which Israel was created.

David Lloyd George, PM at the time, wrote that the Balfour Declaration was "a contract with Jewry" (meaning the Jewish Lobby; other Jews did not support Zionism).

It stipulates that "nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine".

Netanyahu has invoked the Amalek genocide of 1 Samuel 3, implying genocidal intent in Gaza and perhaps the West Bank too,

Would there be a court at which a Breach of Contract claim could be brought?

(24) Time to Divert Holocaust Reparations from Jews to Palestinians

by Peter Myers, Dec. 11, 2023

78 years after the end of World War II, Holocaust Reparations are still being paid to Jews.

e.g. see this article from 2023:

Germany agrees to record $1.4 billion in annual Holocaust reparations as survivors age By Asaf Elia-Shalev June 14, 2023 11:59 PM https://www.jta.org/2023/06/14/global/germany-agrees-to-record-1-4-billion-in-annual-holocaust-reparations-as-survivors-age

It is time to divert those Holocaust Reparations from Jews to Palestinians.

This is not a matter of denying the Nazi Holocaust, but of denying that it is the ONLY Holocaust.

Another one is happening right now, in the full glare of the world media, yet politicians do not have the courage to take on the Jewish State or its Lobby.

I call on the UN General Assembly to pass a motion recommending that Holocaust Reparations be diverted from Jews to Palestinians.

This motion would not be binding in any way. But it have great symbolic value. It would affirm that 78 years of Reparations to Jews is enough, and that One Holocaust Does Not Justify Another.

It is necessary to link the two Holocausts. As long as the world speaks of "THE Holocaust", Jewish suffering is given primacy even though the Jewish state is enacting its own Holocaust of Palestinians.

(25) Israel has started selling exploration rights to Oil & Gas fields off Gaza

Why Israel Really Invaded Gaza The shocking truth behind the Genocide

Dr Vernon Coleman

11/25/23

(http://www.a-w-i-p.com/index.php?s=Dr+Vernon+Coleman&sentence=sentence&in_blogs=6) ­ AKA Òan old man in a chairÓ

https://www.bitchute.com/channel/oIqNJgc4Q7Ry/ and https://www.vernoncoleman.com/

It is mid November 2023 and this is video number 331 [check below] ­ all since I first exposed the covid fraud in February and March of 2020, and, at the same time, predicted a plan for a compulsory vaccination programme ­ long before they even had a vaccine.

Word has reached me that there are still a few people in the world who don't understand why Israel is intent on destroying Gaza, killing the inhabitants, including babies and children, and taking over control of the land, coastline and sea bed. Thinking people find it difficult to understand why any nation should commit so many war crimes and enthusiastically welcome its status as the world's latest rogue state, a terrorist nation guilty of the worst genocide most people can remember witnessing. Hospitals, ambulances, and refugee camps have all been bombed. You can't get much worse than that. Babies and small children have been slaughtered. The sick, the frail and the elderly have been denied food, water and fuel. And the Israelis seem unembarrassed by an endless stream of lies. We weren't there. It wasn't our fault. Martians dropped those bombs. The dog ate our homework. I've seen videos which have appalled me and left me with images I'll never eradicate from my mind.

If a murderer runs amok in a town you don't go around killing everyone you can find ­ just because you can. Humans don't slaughter babies and small children without a shred of regret or shame. But that's what has been happening. The Israelis attacked hospitals and claimed that Hamas were hiding behind the bedpans. And what did they find? Shergar, the crew of the Marie Celeste, Lord Lucan and an old water pistol ­ which wasn't any use because the Israelis have cut off all the water.

The mysteries abound. The Egyptians apparently warned Israel that something was about to happen but the Israelis ignored the warning. Why did they do that? It's as though they deliberately wanted Hamas to attack. And remember, of course, that Israel and the US were at least partly responsible for the creation of Hamas in the first place.

If you don't already know what is going on, the next few minutes are going to astonish you, horrify you and leave you sick to the stomach ­ with the words `so that's what it's all about' appearing unbidden on your lips.

http://www.a-w-i-p.com/media/blogs/articles/10/C/PAL_gaza_gas_oil_MAP_border_77.jpg?mtime=1700737696

As always the magic words are ­ who benefits ­ and the key is to follow the money. In this case, the money involved is huge. An incomprehensively large amount of money. And if you're puzzled about why the US and the UK are backing Israel's Godless, demonic, barbaric, genocidal attacks then I can explain that too. The truth, as it often does, explains everything.

The fact is that Gaza is blessed ­ if that is the right word ­ with an enormous amount of oil and gas. Oil and gas fields off the coast of Gaza contain 1.7 billion barrels of oil waiting to be exploited and 122 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.

A barrel of oil contains 42 gallons so multiply 1.7 billion by 42 by the price of a gallon of fuel and you'll see the sort of numbers we are talking about.

That's a hell of a lot of dollars, pounds, euros or shekels. I still use an old-fashioned calculator and it can't cope because the numbers are too big but I'm told that there's over half a trillion dollars' worth of gas and oil waiting to be extracted and sold. And that's just Gaza.

There's a huge oil and natural gas field under the West Bank too. The Israelis have for years now prevented the Palestinian people from exploiting their own fossil fuel resources.

But Israel has now started selling exploration rights to fossil fuels which belong to the Palestinians. Within days of October 7th they had sold 12 licences to six different companies. Presumably, they just happened to have the contracts all ready to sign. Usually, these things take months or years to set up but the Israelis were selling half a trillion dollars' worth of someone else's oil and gas in less time than it takes to buy a washing machine. (I wonder if the climate change nutters who support Israel know about all the fossil fuels.) I am reminded for some reason of the fact that the British Government had a 300 odd page piece of covid legislation ready for publication within hours of its own expert committee deciding that covid was no more dangerous than the flu. Aren't these people fast with the paperwork these days? What a mystery!

http://www.a-w-i-p.com/media/blogs/articles/10/C/PAL_gaza_gas_oil_MAP_2.jpg?mtime=1700738075

It seems pretty clear why the Israelis want to take control of Gaza and the West Bank. And it isn't difficult to see why the US Government and the UK Government are supporting Israeli's war crimes. Someone is going to have to help the Israelis retrieve and market all that oil and gas. They'll need big oil companies. And there will be huge amounts of tax to be paid by those companies and big fees.

Back in September, a couple of months ago, much of the oil and the gas belonged to the Palestinians, though the Israelis wouldn't let them do anything with it. Now Israel is flogging what isn't theirs.

I wonder if the people of Israel think all this money is worth it. They've lost their status, their reputation, their honour and their future. Israel is, and will remain, a rogue state, a pariah. Israel is now a godless terrorist nation, guilty of genocide and endless war crimes ­ they've already been reported for committing war crimes. Their political and military leaders are going to be standing in the dock. They will be found guilty and punished.

But, now you know. The genocide in Gaza isn't about racism or ethnic cleansing. It's about money. Billions of shekels in lovely oil and gas.

If you don't believe me ­ check it out and you'll find that I'm absolutely right. And now that the truth is out in the open it would be nice to see the people who are defending Israel admitting that this slaughter is all about money. Let's see American senators and congressmen and British MPs admit that Israel is murdering babies to get control of a good deal of oil and gas.

Please share this short video. Put it on platforms everywhere ­ even on the evil YouTube. A few people will see it before it's banned and removed and it'll keep the bastards on their toes.

I've been banned from all mainstream media, YouTube and all social media for years now ­ for the crime of telling the truth, so I rely on your help.

The censorship isn't lessening, by the way. I wrote a book about my experiences since I first warned about the covid hoax and the vaccination programme way back in March 2020. The book is called `Truth Teller: The Price' and it's available as a paperback a hard cover book and an eBook. Or at least it is in some places. In much of the world the book is banned. You can't buy it. How's that for perfect irony: I write a book describing how I've been censored, banned and lied about and the book is suppressed. Perhaps it was the stuff about the Wikipedia, or the bit about the CIA that worried someone.

If you want to keep in touch in future please do so by visiting vernoncoleman.com. There are no adverts and no fees and we're open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There are a number of recent articles which you will, I think, find of special interest. And new stuff goes onto the site every weekday evening.

Finally, please remember you are not alone. More and more people are waking up. And once they're awake they don't go back to sleep which means that our numbers are growing daily.

Distrust the Government, avoid mass media and fight the lies. And thank you for watching an increasingly weary old man in a chair.

Dr Vernon Coleman

(26) Prof Jeffrey Sachs: the US stands alone with Israel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eQ5A4OJJD8

Prof Jeffrey Sachs on Ukraine & Gaza wars

1 Jan 2024.

0:00 Ukraine is being uh slaughtered uh Russia is dominant on the battlefield

12.03 The United States stands completely isolated globally for supporting Israel in this massacre and the consequences of that are being felt all over the world in shifting alliances in economic patterns in changing geopolitical structures uh even in the use of the dollar is currency and many other things uh there is a massive a seismic change of geopolitics underway in which the US has chosen nearly total isolation in the world I see it every day uh because my job is to be out in the world discussing issues of Economic Development and finance the global economy trade uh the currency system and what's happening is the the US so contrary to being what Biden in in his fantasy thinks that the world looks to the US for leadership the world looks at the US ahgast the US stands alone with Israel [...]

(27) UN General Assembly Votes 172-4 for Palestinian Self-Determination. USA, Israel, Micronesia & Nauru voted No

https://digitallibrary.un.org/record/4030703?ln=en

The right of the Palestinian people to self-determination : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly 2023

https://bnnbreaking.com/politics/un-general-assembly-votes-in-favor-of-palestinian-self-determination/

UN General Assembly Votes in Favor of Palestinian Self-Determination

(28) Israeli Supreme Court votes by 8 to 7 to strike down Netanyahu's judicial overhaul law

https://www.axios.com/2024/01/01/israel-supreme-court-judicial-overhaul-netanyahu-gaza

Israeli Supreme Court strikes down Bibi's controversial judicial overhaul law

Barak Ravid

Israel's Supreme Court on Monday narrowly struck down a controversial law that's part of the Netanyahu government's judicial overhaul and limited the court's ability to review government decisions.

Why it matters: The dramatic ruling could thrust Israel back into a constitutional and political crisis amid the war in Gaza and concerns about a potential war with Lebanon. ...

What they're saying: Netanyahu's Likud Party said in a statement that it is "unfortunate" that the court decided to publish a ruling that deals with a central disagreement in Israeli society amid the war in Gaza. "The court's ruling is opposed to the people's will for unity, especially in times of war," the party said.

Opposition leader Yair Lapid said the court upheld its duty to protect the citizens of Israel. "If the government resumes the fight over the supreme court it will show they didn't learn anything from Oct. 7," Lapid said

The law was the first piece of legislation of Netanyahu's judicial overhaul - a plan that destabilized Israel's economy, military and foreign relations.

The Supreme Court struck down the law in an 8-7 vote.

The court ruled that the law should be canceled because it seriously and unprecedentedly damages Israel's democratic character.

Twelve out of 15 Supreme Court judges ruled that the court has the authority to conduct judicial oversight on basic laws and intervene in extreme cases when the Knesset oversteps its legislative authority. A draft ruling was leaked a few days ago to Israel's Channel 12 in an unprecedented way that resembled the leak of the 2022 Roe v. Wade ruling in the U.S.

After the leak, Netanyahu and his political allies called on the court not to publish the ruling, claiming it would be divisive if it happened in the middle of the war in Gaza. Some also hinted that they believed the ruling would be illegitimate because two of the judges who supported striking down the law had already retired.

In a statement to Axios a day before that July vote, Biden urged Netanyahu not to rush the bill "given the range of threats and challenges confronting Israel."

In the weeks before the law passed, Israeli intelligence services warned Netanyahu four times that the internal crisis around the judicial overhaul weakens Israel's deterrence and encourages its enemies in the region to consider attacking it.

Since the Hamas attack, many in Israel have claimed Netanyahu's judicial overhaul created a domestic crisis that distracted Israel's attention from external threats and led to intelligence and security failure on Oct. 7. Editor's note: This story has been updated with additional details throughout

(29) Israel used the October 7 attack as a pretext for the preexisting master plan to get rid of the Palestinians - RICHARD FALK

https://www.unz.com/article/in-gaza-the-west-is-enabling-the-most-transparent-genocide-in-human-history/

In Gaza, the West Is Enabling the Most Transparent Genocide in Human History

RICHARD FALK

JANUARY 17, 2024

This is extraordinary because the states supporting Israel, above all the United States, have claimed the high moral and legal ground and lectured the states of the Global South about the importance of the rule of law.

Recall Samuel Huntington's controversial, yet influential, 1993 Foreign Affairs article, ÒThe Clash of Civilizations,Ó which ends with the provocative phrase, ÒThe West against the rest.Ó Although the article seemed far-fetched 30 years ago, it now seems prophetic in its discernment of a post-Cold War pattern of inter-civilizational rivalry. It is rather pronounced in relation to the heightened Israel/Palestine conflict initiated by the October 7 Hamas attack on Israeli territory with the killing and abusing of Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers, as well as the seizure of some 200 hostages.

Clearly this attack has been accompanied by some suspicious circumstances such as Israel's foreknowledge, slow reaction time to the penetration of its borders, and, perhaps most problematic, the quickness with which Israeli adopted a genocidal approach with a clear ethnic cleansing message. At the very least the Hamas attack, itself including serious war crimes, served almost too conveniently as the needed pretext for the 100 days of disproportionate and indiscriminate violence, sadistic atrocities, and the enactment of a scenario that looked toward making Gaza unlivable and its Palestinian residents dispossessed and unwanted.

Despite the transparency of the Israeli tactics, partly attributable to ongoing TV coverage of the devastating and heartbreaking Palestinian ordeal, what was notable was the way external state actors aligned with the antagonists. The Global West (white settler colonial states and former European colonial powers) lined up with Israel, while the most active pro-Palestinian governments and movements were initially exclusively Muslim, with support coming more broadly from the Global South. This racialization of alignments seems to take precedence over efforts to regulate violence of this intensity by the norms and procedures of international law, often mediated through the United Nations.

Liberal democracies failed not only by their refusal to make active efforts to prevent genocide, which is a central obligation of the Genocide Convention, but more brazenly by openly facilitating continuation of the genocidal onslaught.

This pattern is quite extraordinary because the states supporting Israel, above all the United States, have claimed the high moral and legal ground for themselves and have long lectured the states of the Global South about the importance of the rule of law, human rights, and respect for international law. This is instead of urging compliance with international law and morality by both sides in the face of the most transparent genocide in all of human history. In the numerous pre-Gaza genocides, the existential horrors that occurred were largely known after the fact and through statistics and abstractions, occasionally vivified by the tales told by survivors. The events, although historically reconstructed, were not as immediately real as these events in Gaza with the daily reports from journalists on the scene for more than three months.

Liberal democracies failed not only by their refusal to make active efforts to prevent genocide, which is a central obligation of the Genocide Convention, but more brazenly by openly facilitating continuation of the genocidal onslaught. Israel's frontline supporters have contributed weapons and munitions, as well as providing intelligence and assurance of active engagement by ground forces if requested, as well as providing diplomatic support at the U.N. and elsewhere throughout this crisis.

These performative elements that describe Israel's recourse to genocide are undeniable, while the complicity crimes enabling Israel to continue with genocide remain indistinct, being situated in the shadowland of genocide. For instance, the complicity crimes are noted but remain on the periphery of South Africa's laudable application to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that includes a request for Provisional Measures crafted to stop the genocide pending a decision on the substance of the charges of genocide. The evidence of genocide is overwhelmingly documented in <https://www.icj-cij.org/sites/default/files/case-related/192/192-20231228-app-01-00-en.pdf> the 84-page South African submission, but the failure to address the organic link to the crimes of complicity is a weakness that could be reflected in what the court decides.

Even if the ICJ does impose these Provisional Measures, including ordering Israel to desist from further violence in Gaza, it may not achieve the desired result, at least not before the substantive decision is reached some three to five years from now. It seems unlikely that Israel will obey Provisional Measures. It has a record of consistently defying international law. It is likely that a favorable decision on these preliminary matters will give rise to a crisis of implementation.

The law is persuasively present, but the political will to enforce is lacking or even resistant, as here in certain parts of the Global West.

The degree to which the U.S. has supplied weaponry with U.S. taxpayer money would be an important supplement to rethinking the U.S. relationship to Israel that is so important and which is underway among the American people - even in the Washington think tanks that the foreign policy elites fund and rely upon. Proposing an arms embargo would be accepted as a timely and appropriate initiative in many sectors of U.S. public opinion. I hope that such proposals may be brought before the General Assembly and perhaps the Security Council. Even if not formally endorsed, such initiatives would have considerable symbolic and possibly even substantive impacts on further delegitimizing Israel's behavior.

A third specific initiative worth carefully considering would be timely establishment of a People's Tribunal on the Question of Genocide initiated by global persons of conscience. Such tribunals were established in relation to many issues that the formal governance structures failed to address in satisfactory ways. Important examples are the Russell Tribunal convened in 1965-66 to assess legal responsibilities of the U.S. in the Vietnam War and the Iraq War Tribunal of 2005 in response to the U.S. and U.K. attack and occupation of Iraq commencing in 2003.

Such a tribunal on Gaza could clarify and document what happened on and subsequently to October 7. By taking testimony of witnesses, it could provide an opportunity for the people of the world to speak and to feel represented in ways that governments and international procedures are unable to given their entanglement with geopolitical hegemony in relation to international criminal law and structures of global governance.

The South African World Court Case, Pariah State, and Popular Mobilization

The South African initiative is important as a welcome effort to enlist international law and procedures for its assessment and authority in a context of severe alleged criminality. If the ICJ, the highest tribunal on a supranational level, responds favorably to South Africa's highly reasonable and morally imperative request for Provisional Measures to stop the ongoing Gaza onslaught, it will increase pressure on Israel and its supporters to comply. And if Israel refuses to do so, it will escalate pro-Palestinian solidarity efforts throughout the world and cast Israel into the darkest regions of pariah statehood.

In such an atmosphere, nonviolent activism and pressure for the imposition of an arms embargo and trade boycotts as well as sports, culture, and touristic boycotts will become more viable policy options. This approach by way of civil society activism proved very effective in the Euro-American peace efforts during the Vietnam War and in the struggle against apartheid South Africa, and elsewhere.

Israel is becoming a pariah state due to its behavior and defiance exhibited toward legal and moral norms. It has made itself notorious by its outrageously forthright acknowledgement of genocidal intent with respect to Palestinian civilians whom they are under a special obligation to protect as the occupying power.

We know what we should be doing.to make amends, yet well-entrenched special interests preclude such rational adjustments, and the military malfunctions and accompanying geopolitical alignments persist, ignoring costly failures along the way.

Being a pariah country or rogue state makes Israel politically and economically vulnerable as never before. At this moment, a mobilized civil society can contribute to producing a new balance of forces in the world that has the potential to neutralize Western post-colonial imperial geopolitics. [...]

There is a huge U.S./Israel propaganda effort to tie Iran to everything that is regarded as anti-West or anti-Israeli. It has intensified during this crisis, starting with the October 7 attack by Iran's supposed proxy Hamas. You notice even the most influential mainstream print media as TheNew York Times routinely refers to what Hezbollah or the Houthis do as ÒIran-backed.Ó Such actors are reduced misleadingly to being proxies of Iran.

This way of denying agency to pro-Palestinian actors and attributing behavior to Iran is a matter of state propaganda trying to promote belligerent attitudes toward Iran to the effect that Iran is our major enemy in the region, while Israel is our loyal friend. At the same time, it suppresses the reality that If Iran is backing countries and political movements, it obscures what the U.S. is doing more overtly and multiple times over.

It is largely unknown what Iran has been doing in the region to protect its interests. Without doubt, Iran has strong sympathies with the Palestinian struggle. Those sympathies coincide with its own political self interest in not being attacked and minimizing the U.S. role in the region. Additionally, Iran has lots of problems arising from opposition forces within its own society.

But I think dangerous state propaganda is building up this hostility toward Iran. It is highly misleading to regard Iran as the real enemy standing behind all anti-Israeli actions in the region. It is important to understand as accurately as possible the complexity and unknown elements present in this crisis situation that contains dangers of wider war in the region and beyond. As far as is publicly known, Iran has had an extremely limited degree of involvement in the direct shaping of the war and Israel's all-out attack on the civilian population of Gaza.

Hamas and a Second Nakba

While I was special rapporteur for the U.N. on Israeli violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, I had the opportunity to meet and talk in detail with several of the Hamas leaders who are living either in Doha or Cairo and also in Gaza. In the period between 2010 and 2014, Hamas was publicly and by back channels pushing for a 50-year cease-fire with Israel. It was conditioned on Israel carrying out the unanimous 1967 Security Council mandate in SC Res 242 to withdraw its forces to the pre-war boundaries of Òthe green line.Ó Hamas had also sought a long-range cease-fire with Israel after its 2006 electoral victory for up to 50 years.

Neither Israel nor the U.S. would respond to those diplomatic initiatives. Hamas, Machel particularly who was perhaps the most intellectual of the Hamas leaders, told me that he warned Washington of the tragic consequences for both peoples if the conflict was allowed to go on without a cease-fire, which was confirmed by independent sources.

Where can Palestinians go as the population suffers from famine and continued bombing? What is Israel's goal?

All indications are that Israel used the October 7 attack as a pretext for the preexisting master plan to get rid of the Palestinians whose presence blocks the establishment of Greater Israel with sovereign control over the West Bank and at least portions of Gaza.

I see the so-called commitment to thinning the Palestinian presence in Gaza and to a functional second Nakba. This is a criminal policy. I don't know that it has to have a formal name. It is not a policy designed to achieve anything but the decapitation of the Palestinian population. Israel seeks to move Gazans to the Egyptian Sinai, and the Egyptians have already indicated that they don't welcome this.

This is not a policy. This is some kind of a threat of elimination. The Israeli campaign after October 7 was not directed toward Hamas' terrorism nearly as much as it was directed toward the forced evacuation of the Palestinians from Gaza and for the related dispossession of Palestine in the West Bank.

If Israel really wanted to deal with its security in an effective way, much more efficient and effective methods would have been relied upon. There was no reason to treat the entire civilian population of Gaza as if it were implicated in the Hamas attack, and there was certainly no justification for the genocidal response. The Israeli motivations seem more related to completing the Zionist Project than to restoring territorial security. All indications are that Israel used the October 7 attack as a pretext for the preexisting master plan to get rid of the Palestinians whose presence blocks the establishment of Greater Israel with sovereign control over the West Bank and at least portions of Gaza.

For a proper perspective we should remember that before October 7, the Netanyahu coalition government that took power at the start of 2023 was known as the most extreme government ever to govern the country since its establishment in 1948. The new Netanyahu government in Israel immediately gave a green light to settler violence in the Occupied West Bank and appointed overtly racist religious leaders to administer the parts of Palestine still occupied.

This was part of the end game of the whole Zionist project of claiming territorial sovereignty over the whole of the so-called promised land, enabling Greater Israel to come into existence.

The Need for a Different Context

We need to establish a different context than the one that exists now. That means a different outlook on the part of the Western supporters of Israel. And a different internal Israeli sense of their own interests, their own future. And it's only when substantive pressure is brought to bear on an elite that has gone to these lengths that it can shake commitments to this orientation. [...]

Richard Falk is Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University and served as UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Palestine and is currently co-convener of SHAPE (Save Humanity and Planet Earth).

(30) Gaza as a Holy War

by Peter Myers, January 23, 2024

https://mailstar.net/Gaza-Holy-War.html

Moses was angry with the officers of the army - the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds - who returned from the battle. ... "Have you allowed all the women to live?" he asked them. Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man." - Jewish Bible, Book of Numbers, ch. 31, verses 15 to 18, NIV translation.

These verses were allegedly revealed and commanded by Yahweh, the Jewish god. But is such a god the 'High God'? No, he's just a tribal god. We can tell, because the 'High God' is ethical not vindictive.

In the Jewish Bible, this kind of warfare is called "Holy War". Here's a bit more, from the Book of Deuteronomy:

When you march up to attack a city, make its people an offer of peace. If they refuse to make peace and they engage you in battle, lay siege to that city. When the LORD your God delivers it into your hand, put to the sword all the men in it. As for the women, the children, the livestock and everything else in the city, you may take these as plunder. (Deut 20: 10-14, NIV translation)

However, in the cities of the nations the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, do not leave alive anything that breathes. Completely destroy them - the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites - as the LORD your God has commanded you. (Deut 20: 16-17, NIV translation).

What is the relevance to the Gaza War?

It too is being conducted as a "Holy War" by Netanyahu and his allies.

The whole Zionist Project is a Holy War, as was the Jewish uprising against Rome (66-73 AD). That uprising ended at Masada; today, new recruits into the Israeli Army are inducted at Masada.

What will be the outcome?

The whole Moslem world will mount its own "Holy War" against the West. Not via ISIS - it is a CIA-sponsored NGO. But via an embargo on Oil sales. Or refusing to sell Oil for Dollars or Euros. That would crash the USD, and in consequence, the USA would have to withdraw from most of its overseas bases.

The West would finally face the face that Israel is not an asset, but a liability. Not the West's sheriff in the Middle East, but a Spartan state with aspirations to rule the world. That is the role of the 'Messiah', who they hope to put in place.

It's in the own literature.

Cowardly Protestants kowtow to Israel, not facing the reality of its hostility to Christianity. When Israel announces the Messiah, will the Protestants renounce Jesus of Nazareth?

The Jewish Bible (the Old Testament) is NOT a revelation, it is not the "Word of God", but particularist, vindictive and genocidal literature whose meaning the world is finally waking up to.

(31) This is the Holocaust of our time - Max Blumenthal speech to Women's National Democratic Committee, March 7

Watch this speech; it's very powerful - Peter M.

webpage: https://thegrayzone.com/2024/03/15/genocide-democrats-max-blumenthal-wndc/

At the Woman's National Democratic Club in Washington DC on March 7, 2024, The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal discussed the crisis within the Democratic Party as the party grassroots revolts against President Joe Biden's vehement support for Israel's rampage in the besieged Gaza Strip, where at least 30,000 have been killed to date ­ mostly women and children. Blumenthal pointed the finger directly at the Democratic Party establishment for crushing any and all iterations of antiwar politics, and illustrates how its most prominent figures have been bought off by the Israel lobby.

youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS3HOEss9rk

X: https://twitter.com/TheGrayzoneNews/status/1766603100461089023

@MaxBlumenthal

This is a powerful speech to the Woman's National Democratic Club in Washington DC, where Max Blumenthal took aim at Biden, Blinken, Pelosi, Jeffries and a party establishment under the full control of the Israel apartheid lobby

2.30 My book Goliath ... is really a profile of Isreli society, spending, off and on, five years there, really seeing, from within Jewish Israeli society, how it was all building up to this moment,

2.48 how that society was being primed for a genocide ...

30.58 This is the moral issue of our time.

31.00 This is the Holocaust of our time. This is the Trail of Tears of our time. This is the Middle Passage of our time. What we are doing now will be written in the annals of history and will say everything about us.

(32) October 7 Was An Inside Job - documentary (2024) by John Hankey

#RealHistoryChannel

https://rumble.com/v4l4oqw-october-7-was-an-inside-job-documentary-2024.html

also at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMXllVmTuKQ

1.15 IDF soldier (male) attests Inside Job: "The helicopters could have ended the whole thing in 5 minutes"

1.35 IDF Intelligence officer (female): "I was serving in the Israeli army ... in Intelligence ... nobody can cross that fence without help"

Every few hunded yards there are machine-gun rurrets.

2.30 Radar system with cameras, lasers for detectiung movement.

surveillance towers; also cameras mounted on balloons over Gaza. Spotters reported that they could see training camps. Soldiers operate the machine gun turrets by remote conntrol. 3.40 IDF uses 28 Apache helicopters for Gaza. The spotters saw Hamas coming, and received an alert, but the IDf did not come.

10.00 Shin Bet and Military brass were aware of the Hamas attack plan.

21.50 The media showed a Hamas tractor breaking through a steel fence; there was no IDF presence. But the video shows that, apart from the electrified steel fence, there was a concrete wall 20 feet high and 22 miles long. , reinforced with steel. How did Hamas vehicles get through that? There was a gate in the middle of the wall. Mossad officers opened the gate and Hamas drove through. (22.20).

The video shows NYT articles asking where was the IDF? And shows NYT article titled: Inside the Israeli Plan that Propped Up Hamas.

Netanyahu provided billions of US Dollars in cash to Qatar, to give to Hamas, in years preceding Oct 7. Why cash? Because arms dealers do not accept Credit Cards.

The reason he propped up Hamas was to destroy the Peace Process; he wanted to block the formation of a Palestinian state, This was also the goal of the Settlers.

This video is a must-watch.

(33) NYT: Inside the Israeli Plan That Propped Up Hamas

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/12/10/world/middleeast/israel-qatar-money-prop-up-hamas.html

'Buying Quiet': Inside the Israeli Plan That Propped Up Hamas

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gambled that a strong Hamas (but not too strong) would keep the peace and reduce pressure for a Palestinian state.

By Mark Mazzetti and Ronen Bergman

Reporting from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

Dec. 10, 2023

Just weeks before Hamas launched the deadly Oct. 7 attacks on Israel, the head of Mossad arrived in Doha, Qatar, for a meeting with Qatari officials.

For years, the Qatari government had been sending millions of dollars a month into the Gaza Strip — money that helped prop up the Hamas government there. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel not only tolerated those payments, he had encouraged them.

During his meetings in September with the Qatari officials, according to several people familiar with the secret discussions, the Mossad chief, David Barnea, was asked a question that had not been on the agenda: Did Israel want the payments to continue?

Mr. Netanyahu's government had recently decided to continue the policy, so Mr. Barnea said yes. The Israeli government still welcomed the money from Doha.

Allowing the payments — billions of dollars over roughly a decade — was a gamble by Mr. Netanyahu that a steady flow of money would maintain peace in Gaza, the eventual launching point of the Oct. 7 attacks, and keep Hamas focused on governing, not fighting.

The Qatari payments, while ostensibly a secret, have been widely known and discussed in the Israeli news media for years. Mr. Netanyahu's critics disparage them as part of a strategy of “buying quiet,” and the policy is in the middle of a ruthless reassessment following the attacks. Mr. Netanyahu has lashed back at that criticism, calling the suggestion that he tried to empower Hamas “ridiculous.”

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