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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Israel's crimes

Israel's crimes

This blog created mainly to tell the world about the continuous crimes done by so called "Israel" against the Arab in Palestine , Lebanon, Syria, Jordan , Egypt and every where in the world. No long stories here, no useless debates. By pictures only you will see the ugly true face of those "people" and you will discover what an immoral moment in the humankind history , when the Western countries allow to this cancer to start.

thanks to truth...


Nir said...

The Hama massacre occurred when the government of Syria attacked the town of Hama and killed thousands of people on February 2, 1982. Amnesty International claims that 10,000-25,000 were killed at Hama

Alex Richards said...

Yo , Sassy ,
Don't mind him , "let the dogs bark" as they say .

Good luck !

Adam said...

Salaam Soraya,

My first impulse is to feel angry, but this now is too much I just feel very sad.

Hezbollah was the aggressor this time and I am no fan of Hezbollah. But I find what Israel are doing today is extremely unjust, counter-productive and blatantly dishonest.

Unjust because the amount of civilian deaths and distroyed infrastructure is disproportionate beyond reason to the number of Hezbollah members killed. And the suffering of the Lebanese people surpasses the suffering of the Israeli by more ballparks than we can count.

Counter-productive becuase I believe that terrorism does not breed off genes (or books as some claim), it breeds off anger. Take away the anger, (i.e. let the Palestinians be), and you have taken away most of the the ground that breeds terror. If you kill 20 "terrorists a.k.a freedom fighters" and 200 civilians, you have most probably created more fresh, and agry, enemies.

Dishonest, because I think that the Issies are not that stupid. They know that what they do is to some extent counter-productive. I can only conclude that they lie, and have other objectives beside what they say.

Soraya said...


The Capturing of 2 Israeli soldiers are not a reason for staring a war my friend
Not a reason for slaughtering hundreds of ppl , what about thousands of Lebanese
And Palestinians detainees in Israeli prisons???!!!!!

Hezbollah is doing what the Lebanese army cannot do, the right to defend


Dogs are barking everywhere my friend…no worries


Adam said...

Soraya Uchti,
please do not misunderstand me. I was talking about the (first) Hezbollah rockets. I said that what Israel is doing is wrong. And I never, never, said that starting a war was OK.


Soraya said...

Dear Adam I haven’t misunderstood you, It was only my reaction for you saying that Hezbollah are the first aggressors….lets put it the other way. Before the rockets of Hezbollah, what about the Israeli aggression of the Palestinians every day?????

Peace and love

Adam said...


So we are both creatures of the night! Have you seen what I write about the Palestinians on the blog of our mutual friend? You know who I mean. I was speaking to her today and she seems to appreciate my comments. I have been trying to be very polite in a debate with a pretty aggressive American.

My heart bleeds for the Palestinians. I completely agree with you that innocent people, just trying to live normal lives, are under constant Israeli aggression every day. But personally, I do not think that the Hezbollah rockets helped their situation at all.

Also, as I wrote here, I think that Israel is lying about its motives for the destruction of Lebanon. The rockets are only a pretext for other political goals.

Walk in Peace

abufares said...

Hi Soraya

"No long stories here, no useless debates."

This is what I liked most about this site (Israel's Crimes)

It has always been my belief that trying to convert the west in general and the US in particular is useless. On a personal level, one on one, may be we can make any American see the truth in an hour or two. But on the level of the masses, there is no point. As thus, it's essential that we name things as they really are. The US government is our enemy in the same sense Israel is our enemy. They are not merely pro-Israelis, they are Israelis! Their whole political institution is interwoven with Israeli policy. Too bad they didn't listen to one of their great leaders (Benjamin Franklin) when he warned them about the future. But then again, we are not talking about the American people, only about their elected officials.
This goes to prove that their "Democratic Model" is as shitty, if not shittier than all the dictatorships they so vehemently oppose.
According to them, if you are democratic, you have to love Israel.
I daresay that if we had had democracy in the Arab world, Israel wouldn't have existed in the first place.

Non-Blogging said...

--- when the Western countries allow to this cancer to start---

Soraya, just very curious, how can you claim "the Western countries" (note the definite article here indicating that you mean all of them) allowed this cancer (what do you mean by that?) to start?

If I read right between the lines, it's a claim that the West (whatever that means) unanimously backs whatever Israel (why use the brackets, it's the name of the country chosen by the country itself and even if you don't accept the existence of Israel, it's a fact) is doing in Lebanon and elsewhere in the region. Read the news. The US is quite alone in its support. I've argued elsewhere earlier that actually Western opinions on the crisis are not that different the media seems to make them but the longer the crisis develops, the more the US seems to be alone in its unwillingness to call the Israeli reaction excessive or disproportionate.

Besides, your country has some military might. Why does it allow that "cancer" to go on then..? Just wonder. The Syrian government is "brave" enough to manipulate mobs to torch foreign embassies in Damascus and Beirut because of some cartoons but if Arab brethren are so dear, where's the response..?

Also, that you refer to a people as "people" is not very helpful. You have all the right to dislike some Israelis or their government but referring to living human beings as "people" is racist.

I don't call Syrians including you "people" just because your country occupied Lebanon for decades and your government is all the time committing crimes against its own people. I'm sure the death toll of that illegal occupation is even more than that caused by the current Israeli reaction.

Check Highlander's blog for more of my views before you start accusing that I'm just another blatantly pro-Israeli Westerner :-). It's just so sad to read one-sided opinions, whether they're by Arabs (like abufares above) believing in a worldwide conspiracy against them or hardliners backing Israel whatever that country does.

NIR said...

Few facts:

· Hezballa start this war.
· Hezballa kept shooting Israel in spite of the fact that Israel is no longer in Lebanon
· Hezballa is terror organization that financed by Iran
· Hezballa shoot his rockets from civilians houses
· Hezballa build his headquarters in civilian’s neighborhood.
· Hezballa is a fundamentality organization
· Lebanon can not control hezballa
· Lebanon is responsible to anything that happened in Lebanon area

abufares said...

Dear Non-Blogging

I have not mentioned the conspiracy theory in my comment at all. I simply stated that the US government is as much our enemy as Israel is. You might not have an enemy, but my "people" and I unfortunately have the government of the world most powerful country and Israel as our one and single enemy. Notice that the word "people" is not offensive in the least.
If one day, an honorable and just peace accord is signed, then it will make my "people" and I very happy.
Finally, how do you expect my comment not to be one-sided. I live on this side only and the other side is not crazy about me, nor do they give a shit about my feelings.
Why do you expect me to be the perfect and peaceful person who should turn the other cheek?

Non-Blogging said...

Abufares, I think it is offensive to use brackets around people. Like, to me, you're a human being, not a "human being" and your picture is a proof of that ;-). Brackets question the nature of that.

What I meant by conspiracy theory is the kind of thinking that (most of) the world is against you(r people) and it's useless to try to convert them. My own opinion is that the US government in fact is ridiculously uncritical of whatever Israel does and that there is a strong (but legal!) pro-Israeli lobby in the US but it doesn't mean that the US government is in fact Israeli rather than pro-Israeli. So that you wouldn't think I only blame you(r people), there are also lots of Israelis thinking everybody is against them, the next Holocaust is just a small step apart and every statement cricital of Israel is anti-Semitic. There are also, at least you can notice that in the blogosphere, Americans believing that their country is the perfect example of democracy and freedom as if those didn't exist elsewhere perhaps in a better form. (Craig, if you might be reading this, I didn't mean you in the lines above!)

What I meant by one-sidedness is that you easily get angry (and you have the right to that of course) at Israel bombing Lebanon and killing civilians, yet I'd remember from the news there was actually another country than Israel which occupied Lebanon until very recently. I'm sure the death toll of that illegal occupation is far higher than that of the most recent developments in Lebanon.

All the best to you :-). Now I have to check what your own blog is all about. Hope it's worth reading! And by the way, if you used slightly offensive language in my first comment, my apologies. We might have differences of opinion, yet the ability to argue in a civilized manner makes us people not "people".

Non-Blogging said...


if you used slightly offensive language

This should of course have been

if I used slightly offensive language

I should proofread my comments twice before sending them ;-).

Soraya said...

Dear non-blogger
First off all the article you’ve read its just an introduction to the blog that you didn’t bother you self in checking
Which is a friends ( truth) so you have to direct your speech to him…but I wont mind responding. If we came to a fact it is that most of the westerns countries are allied to the US the greatest Power on earth now. So by claiming that the westerns start this cancer is also a fact.

Actually this conspiracy is beyond you and also beyond me, And Israel’s Plans and the dream of the state of the Greater Israel (from the Nile to the Euphrates) through exterminating Palestinians and Arabs…so don’t blame me if I call those “people” who their hearts are fed with abhorrence for my people “people”.

The state of Israel was busy and engaged in getting the support of the westerns to be an easy tool for achieving its dream.

I think you should go read more history there is a unite fate and histroy between Syrian and Lebanese and all Arabs….”I'm sure the death toll of that illegal occupation is far higher than that of the most recent developments in Lebanon”

What in the world are you talking about????? Comparing that to the Israeli aggression on Lebanon, our troops in Lebanon was according to an International agreement and there was not death toll involved!!!!!!

I really don’t like talking in politics and my blog wasn’t meant to be a political one
But the crisis stepped on my nerves.


Anonymous said...

what a pitty

that both sides of "maron el ras" are speaking two totaly different languages . two different perceptions ....

and what a pitty more that both sides are so well funded and equipped yet still go (( reacting )) . seems like we are still going to experience Bavlov expereince for sometime ..

and listen to me you guys , civilizations cant be pretnded or spoken out .... it is mainly about controling perceptins ..

so monitor ue perceptions and you will be in a better place.

Hizbulla , syrians, iranians and hamas at one end and Israel right wing and USA fundementalits at the other hand .

stop enjoying riding waves !!!

Non-Blogging said...

Hi Soraya, I do understand that this is mainly not a political blog. However, now that I feel in your reply you have many facts wrong I simply have to debate further.

If we came to a fact it is that most of the westerns countries are allied to the US the greatest Power on earth now.

That the US is the greatest power on Earth is a fact but what do you base your claim that most Western countries are allied to it on??? Most Western countries (mine not) are members of NATO of which the US is one, most powerful member. If that was your point, you could as well claim that most Western countries are allied with Greece or Turkey. Very few Western countries have any US troops on their soil. Some Western countries, not all (mine for example didn't) took part in the US-led invasion of Iraq (FYI which I opposed myself) with a token amount of troops as a disgusting gesture of showing loyalty for potential benefits. Many non-Western countries did the same, including Mongolia, El Salvador, Japan, South Korea and the like. Some political leaders just have the will to play puppets.

Countries such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan and far more "allied" to the US than your average Western country.

So by claiming that the westerns start this cancer is also a fact.

What cancer..? The current war or do you mean the existence of Israel in general?

Israel’s Plans and the dream of the state of the Greater Israel (from the Nile to the Euphrates) through exterminating Palestinians and Arabs…

Dear Soraya, wake up please. There is a marginal fraction of the Israeli population dreaming of this. This is no way any official Israeli policy, neither is it supported by any single country in the world. We have these idiots everywhere - Russians willing to take back my country, Muslims dreaming of turning Europe into an Islamic caliphate, German Neo-Nazis, and surely also Turks who want the Ottoman borders back and Mongols willing to re-establish the Genghis Khan empire. However, all of these hallucinating groups are marginal, thank God.

so don’t blame me if I call those “people” who their hearts are fed with abhorrence for my people “people”

Your own government has its hearts better fed with abhorrence for its own people than the Israeli government for Syrians. And every time you who should be a smart young woman and not a fanatic deny the humanity of other peoples you morally allow yourself to be called a human being in brackets by them as well.

I think you should go read more history there is a unite fate and histroy between Syrian and Lebanese and all Arabs….”

I'm no historian but I've read quite a lot about these things, believe me :-).

Comparing that to the Israeli aggression on Lebanon, our troops in Lebanon was according to an International agreement and there was not death toll involved!!!!!!

Ah yeah. And Syrians never killed anybody during the occupation? For example not PM Hariri? Try even Google for a history lesson in case you never heard about atrocities committed by Syrian troops and intelligence in the Syrian media. Syrians troops in Lebanon were as much invited there as Soviet troops in Hungary in 1956 or Czechoslovakia in 1968 or Iraqis in Kuwait in 1990. Or Jews in Palestine after World War II, if you prefer that comparison.

Also, I remember the Lebanese were quite happy to see Syrian occupiers leave their country.

Soraya, I'm quite sad at reading this thread in your blog. I didn't expect such one-sidedness and aggression from you after all your nice earlier posts.

Of course you have the right to be one-sided but your credibility is at risk if you have the facts wrong.

All the best from a Westerner :-).

Soraya said...

i'm quite sad at reading your own comment,,,you didn't expect but you'll never undersatnd...

peace and love

Non-Blogging said...

Dear Soraya, if anything I wrote above is incorrect, please correct what I didn't understand. I'm also interested in learning new things and if I ever have a wrong idea about something I'm not personally involved in myself, I'm eager to take the opportunity and update my ideas ;-).

What I myself was sad for is that I hate all kinds of warmongering and spreading of hatred. Everybody has the right to be upset for crimes that happen but everybody should stick to the facts and not make generalizations and believe in one-sided propaganda.

If you think this blog is not the right forum for eduicating me more, just drop me an e-mail ;-).

Truth said...

Hi Soraya,
It was nice from you to do this. I can feel how much you are suffering from such debates,"too".
The main problem about the Western citizens that they see the things from an "Israeli" eye. In their mind it is the truth . They believed in it because they never opened their heart, mind or even their eyes to see what happened to the people whom suffered firstly from this occupation. They never went to camps , never saw an old house key from old Palestine women carrying it with her all the time, wherever she went. Hoping that she will come back to her house .They never cry for seeing the misery and pain in her eyes. Never heard small child saying my home is there and some one took it. Never heard the Palestinian dislodged in Syria and Lebanon saying we do not want to die here.It is not our land.
The Western can not accept that this land historically for the people whom lived here thousands of years so far. How come people from Russia, Africa, Europe and States claim that its their land while none of their grand grand grandfathers been there even for once.
How it can come a country based on a religion to be exist. This means all Muslims should go and live in Makka, all Christine should go to Jerusalem or Bethlehem, or even Vatican.
Those whom are talking about history, should not never dare to go back to the history, simply it is not their area.
By the way , I totally surprised by a comment from anonymous who said that the people in "maron el ras" spoke two different languages. IT IS NOT TRUE. They are Arabs, both of them. They talk the same language, practice the same religion. Even there are some towns half of it in Lebanon and the other half in "Israel".

Sorry, I should not go to a uesless debate, but really it hurts deeply in my heart to hear such huge misguiding and misunderstanding and do nothing. That is why the I did the blog , since the talk never works, Let's try the pictures.
Thank you again from the bottom of my heart and may God be with us to show the hidden truth

Non-Blogging said...

Truth, sorry to say but your comment is quite pathetic and it's insulting to me to read that I see things with an Israeli eye when I don't. Just read my in my own opinion balanced inputs in other ME blogs. I've been criticized myself when I've called the Israeli response disproportionate. You simply generalize very much, put all Westerners (both countries and people) in one basket and fail to see the different shades. You have all the right to criticize Israel (because it's far from a flawless country) BUT why don't you try to measure your own country by the same standards?

Why don't you simply try to correct any factual mistakes I might have written here, if there are any? I don't try to claim I'm always right or that I'm truth. I'm always open to an honest discussion, of which labelling me as someone I'm not is not part.

Ready for your comments but not for any additional one-sided propaganda by somebody who doesn't want to see the mistakes and crimes by his own country.

USparatropper said...

Hezbollah the cowards that hide behind women and cildren out of thier fear of fighting Mano et Mano and to further their political agenda not wanting you to see their atrocities as they only murder they dont fight . They attack the sleeping as they fear the awake they would never attack the US Marines but will plant a bomb in their hotel.

If they trully didn't want the deaths of woman and children they would advance on Isreal not hide under womans skirts. the civilian deaths are on the cowards you should pick more carefully who you hide under your skirt.

Anonymous said...

Obviously, the reason they hide amongst civilians is because it's effective. Any other form of combat would be suicidal. What's more of a concern is the general impression of belligerence of the Israelis and completely ignoring the brutality of the Arab leaders and Hama is one of the best examples. No-one has killed more muslims than muslims themselves. Why then is there this focused hatred towards the West and Israel in particular?

Bilal Zaiter said...

well it seems that this blog had realy trigered things up!

I would like to comment on it briefely as well.

firstly let us agree on few things:

so far the world has not delegated any country or voted for any single president to take the lead of the whole world . at least per my modest knowledge. so neither USA not Israel nor any other state is allowed to claim that they had won the public delegation to spread ((( democracy ))) per their own taste .

number two : the very basics of the internationl relations tells that any country has nothing to do with the (( internal policies and issues of the other country )) interfering into others policies is NOT ALLOWED. so when i hear comments such as ( hama masacars in syria or that muslims had killed muslims more than israil has killed them ) i feel it is kind of so so so naieve and raw.

third point follows like this : history has happened in the past . so i find it kind of fucking funy when i keep hearing from people talking about development and future comparissions about cases and events from the past. if they are stuck in yesterday to that degree then how come they are calling for a futuristic approach nd vision . and if they beleive that we should keep reminding ourselves what sadam has done to kwaitiss or what happened in hama or where syrian soldires were in lebanon then mind us to remind them about Gualdamaier list and kafer kasem and sabra and shatela .. and and and and and and and ohh yah and mainly how israeli melicients had kicked palestinians in 1948 and didnt listen to the UN reolutions with this regard untill today.... (( oh by the way i have a database ))

four, since we come to mention UN we need to prob a very fair question how come the greate ountries are asking for more spreading of democracy in the middle east and they still lack it in there countries. yes . still . lack . it ... word by word i can repeat it . and i am not here to mention the vote corapted systems and the monoplated media , but i am here to mention one example that is relevant to UN which is the VETO. why there is such a thing. and please dont bring me back again to history and the reason it was there then . WW.

regardless of my political stand of whats goin on . i want to say to those who had said that hizbulla fighters are hiding under women skirts and in civilian buidlings . this is not true . and for those who are calling hizbulla soldires to go and fight them man to man then i would say why not . but per my definition i think a man doesnt get born fully equiped with high end militiary weapons , i guess we need to remind ourselves that isreali soldires are hiding under clouds well equiped by OUR sincere freind USA governement !

enough is enough . every sheded blood , every cut had and leg and every distorted chidhood will remain as an evidence for the future .

and by the way the human memory is so complicated and looking into a mirror in the morning is enough to awaken it when we see our faces burned by israeli bombs .

so stop the hatered.

Alex Richards said...

I was browsing some sites lately, and I found that neither images do their work anymore. I found a link on your site, Truth, I would have posted the comment there, but for some reasons it doesn't work.

What I want to say, again and again, is that the world don't show any compasion not because we're "terrorist", nor Muslims, nor Arabs. It's because we're dark, black, swartz, you name it. We were created with darker skin, black hair and black eyes. We're lesse beings. They care more about animals than for these children. These are ARAB children, and ARAB children feed on TERRORISM sucked from their mother's breast, therefor, even a one day old ARAB child is a TERRORIST, thus it must DIE. And all that under the cretin pretense of self defence!
To all the Israelis, US and UE readers: what do you expect to grow out of such traumatised minds? What do you expect from a child that witnessed the murder of his family in cold blood just because they're a DARK-SKINNED ARAB? I'll tell you what to expect: suiciders, more suiciders, a neverending army of suiciders. And it won't be a piece of cake this time.

This is not a threat, no. Take it as a profecy. I hope for this Earth's sake that they'll show you more mercy than you showed in South America, The American West, India, Koreea, Vietnam, Japan, Algeria, Lybia, Central Africa, Afganistan, Iraq, Palestine, Kosovo, Lebanon and Guantanamo.

And one more thing, imagine those children to be fair skinned, with silent blue eyes starring indefintely at the sky, and with dust coverg their once beautiful blond curls. Would you feel the same about their death?

NIR said...

you better read and remember :

Ladies and gentlemen, leaders of the world. I, the Prime Minister of Israel, am

speaking to you from Jerusalem in the face of the terrible pictures from Kfar Kana. Any human heart, wherever it is, must sicken and recoil at the sight of such pictures. There are no words of comfort that can mitigate the enormity of this tragedy. Still, I am looking you straight in the eye and telling you that the State of Israel will continue its military campaign in Lebanon.
The Israel Defense Forces will continue to attack targets from which missiles and Katyusha rockets are fired at hospitals, old age homes and kindergartens in Israel. I have instructed the security forces and the IDF to continue to hunt for the Katyusha stockpiles and launch sites from which these savages are bombarding the State of Israel.
We will not hesitate, we will not apologize and we will not back off. If they continue to launch missiles into Israel from Kfar Kana, we will continue to bomb Kfar Kana. Today, tomorrow and the day after tomorrow. Here, there and everywhere. The children of Kfar Kana could now be sleeping peacefully in their homes, unmolested, had the agents of the devil not taken over their land and turned the lives of our children into hell.
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time you understood: the Jewish state will no longer be trampled upon. We will no longer allow anyone to exploit population centers in order to bomb our citizens. No one will be able to hide anymore behind women and children in order to kill our women and children. This anarchy is over. You can condemn us, you can boycott us, you can stop visiting us and, if necessary, we will stop visiting you.

A voice for six million citizens

Today I am serving as the voice of six million bombarded Israeli citizens who serve as the voice of six million murdered Jews who were melted down to dust and ashes by savages in Europe. In both cases, those responsible for these evil acts were, and are, barbarians devoid of all humanity, who set themselves one simple goal: to wipe the Jewish race off the face of the earth, as Adolph Hitler said, or to wipe the State of Israel off the map, as Mahmoud Ahmedinjad proclaims.
And you - just as you did not take those words seriously then, you are ignoring them again now. And that, ladies and gentlemen, leaders of the world, will not happen again. Never again will we wait for bombs that never came to hit the gas chambers. Never again will we wait for salvation that never arrives. Now we have our own air force. The Jewish people are now capable of standing up to those who seek their destruction - those people will no longer be able to hide behind women and children. They will no longer be able to evade their responsibility.
Every place from which a Katyusha is fired into the State of Israel will be a legitimate target for us to attack. This must be stated clearly and publicly, once and for all. You are welcome to judge us, to ostracize us, to boycott us and to vilify us. But to kill us? Absolutely not.

Four months ago I was elected by hundreds of thousands of citizens to the office of Prime Minister of the government of Israel, on the basis of my plan for unilaterally withdrawing from 90 percent of the areas of Judea and Samaria, the birth place and cradle of the Jewish people; to end most of the occupation and to enable the Palestinian people to turn over a new leaf and to calm things down until conditions are ripe for attaining a permanent settlement between us.
The Prime Minister who preceded me, Ariel Sharon, made a full withdrawal from the Gaza Strip back to the international border, and gave the Palestinians there a chance to build a new reality for themselves. The Prime Minister who preceded him, Ehud Barak, ended the lengthy Israeli presence in Lebanon and pulled the IDF back to the international border, leaving the land of the cedars to flourish, develop and establish its democracy and its economy.
What did the State of Israel get in exchange for all of this? Did we win even one minute of quiet? Was our hand, outstretched in peace, met with a handshake of encouragement? Ehud Barak's peace initiative at Camp David let loose on us a wave of suicide bombers who smashed and blew to pieces over 1,000 citizens, men, women and children. I don't remember you being so enraged then. Maybe that happened because we did not allow TV close-ups of the dismembered body parts of the Israeli youngsters at the Dolphinarium? Or of the shattered lives of the people butchered while celebrating the Passover seder at the Park Hotel in Netanya? What can you do - that's the way we are. We don't wave body parts at the camera. We grieve quietly.
We do not dance on the roofs at the sight of the bodies of our enemy's children - we express genuine sorrow and regret. That is the monstrous behavior of our enemies. Now they have risen up against us. Tomorrow they will rise up against you. You are already familiar with the murderous taste of this terror. And you will taste more.

In a loud and clear voice

And Ariel Sharon's withdrawal from Gaza. What did it get us? A barrage of Kassem missiles fired at peaceful settlements and the kidnapping of soldiers. Then too, I don't recall you reacting with such alarm. And for six years, the withdrawal from Lebanon has drawn the vituperation and crimes of a dangerous, extremist Iranian agent, who took over an entire country in the name of religious fanaticism and is trying to take Israel hostage on his way to Jerusalem - and from there to Paris and London.
An enormous terrorist infrastructure has been established by Iran on our border, threatening our citizens, growing stronger before our very eyes, awaiting the moment when the land of the Ayatollahs becomes a nuclear power in order to bring us to our knees. And make no mistake - we won't go down alone. You, the leaders of the free and enlightened world, will go down along with us.
So today, here and now, I am putting an end to this parade of hypocrisy. I don't recall such a wave of reaction in the face of the 100 citizens killed every single day in Iraq. Sunnis kill Shiites who kill Sunnis, and all of them kill Americans - and the world remains silent. And I am hard pressed to recall a similar reaction when the Russians destroyed entire villages and burned down large cities in order to repress the revolt in Chechnya. And when NATO bombed Kosovo for almost three months and crushed the civilian population - then you also kept silent. What is it about us, the Jews, the minority, the persecuted, that arouses this cosmic sense of justice in you? What do we have that all the others don't?
In a loud clear voice, looking you straight in the eye, I stand before you openly and I will not apologize. I will not capitulate. I will not whine. This is a battle for our freedom. For our humanity. For the right to lead normal lives within our recognized, legitimate borders. It is also your battle. I pray and I believe that now you will understand that. Because if you don't, you may regret it later, when it's too late.