Once upon a time there was a place called Palestine, a land of milk & honey written about in a book called The Bible. This ended in 1948 when Ben-Gurion declared the creation of the State of Israel. Palestine was then flooded with Jews from Europe, later USA and other countries. These immigrants kicked the Palestinians out of their homes, off their farms and out of Palestine. Now the Palestinians are imprisoned in The Gaza Strip, a foul strip of desert between Israel & Egypt, or have been forced out to the west of The River Jordan. However even that is not enough for the Israelis, they keep expanding into the West Bank territory and creating settlements there and every couple of years the Israelis have a turkey shoot, except it's not turkeys they're shooting.
I started this webpage in 2002, and have added to it, so, where incomplete, some of my dates might seem confusing.
Lapie, Pierre (1779-1851) Paris
MODERN PALESTINE, 1851. Rapkin, John (1815-1876)
Drawn & Engraved by J. Rapkin,
London & New York J. & F. Tallis
[Cram, George Franklin] (1841-1928)
Engraver & Publisher, Chicago
* What happened to Palestine?
* Who's occupied Palestine?
* What's happened to all those Palestinians?
Here follow some reports of what has happened to the Palestinians.
Map from www.sott.net
I have not been updating the atrocities of Israel as often as needed, but here is an article from The Independent, May 2015, that is worth reading. |
'Fire at every person you see'.
July 2014 - The same old story, Israeli atrocities against Palestinians
The terrible murder of three Israeli youths has given the Israelis an excuse to continue their slaughter of Palestinians. They have neither produced nor cited evidence that Hamas was involved. (Now, 1st Aug., the Israelis admit they weren't killed by Hamas.) Following this, Israelis seized a Palestinian youth and killed him by burning him alive.
Although Israel, US and a few other countries readily say Hamas is a terrorist organisation, it must be remembered that Hamas was the democratically elected government of Gaza, after Israel destabilised the government of Yasser Arafat.
Around New Year 2009 Israel killed 400 children and 900 adults in Gaza. This was because some people in Gaza had fired simple rockets into Israel. Throughout 2008, prior to the Israeli atrocities, those rockets had not killed anyone in Israel.
How many children and how many adult Palestinians have the Israelis killed this time?
Israelis Slaughter Palestinians
The Israeli elections are two months away so Mr Netanyahu is buying votes with Palestinian lives.
Information for people in Britain.
If I were to tell you that top British politicians were members of an Israeli lobbying group, you would probably not believe me. Check it out for yourself on Wikipedia,
Conservative Friends Israel
Labour Friends of Israel,
and you will see that David Cameron, William Hague, Tony Blair & Gordon Brown all are/were "Friends of Israel". Britain's foreign policy is determined by Israel.
2008/9 - The Same Old Story,
Update, 31st July 2006
When I added the section above about the killings by Israel being the same old story I didn't realise how right I was. In 1996 The Israelis massacred 105 Lebanese civilians who were sheltering in a UN compound in Qana. Yesterday the Israelis used a laser precision-guided bomb to kill approximately 60 civilians, including 34 children who were sheltering in a building in Qana.
Bush and his lap-dog Blair have repeatedly made it clear that they didn't want a ceasefire, they wanted the Israelis to have more time to continue their killing.
Well, Tony, you got what you wanted. Are you happy now? And you British Labour MP's, you supported Blair throughout his lies and killing in Iraq, you let this evil genie out of the bottle, how much longer will you support his far-right, neo-con, murderous policies?
Terrorism in Palestine
A Conservative Total for U.S. Aid to Israel: $91 Billion and CountingI have not added any information on the amount of military aid that USA gives to Israel for several years, but today but today, (21st July 2014), I came across a link in The Gruardian to some current military aid data that is in in Washington Report. Now the aid to Israel has mounted to $130 billion.
Since 1973, Israel has cost the United States about $1.6 trillion. If divided by today's population, that is more than $5,700 per person
Petition to investigate and clear/condemn Ariel SharonIf you feel that Ariel Sharon activities needs further investigation you might wish to sign:
"A Petition for International Investigation Committee on Ariel Sharon's crimes against humanity"
If he is innocent of the crimes against humanity he will be shown to be innocent, conversely if he is guilty the world should know and he should be condemned.
(I wrote the section below in about 2002, so this would have been arms supplied in the 1990's. I can not check this as the webpage from which I copied the data, at Federation of American Scientists, has been removed. More recently, up to 2012, the US has been supplying Israel with between $2bn - $3bn in armaments each year.)
In the past 10 years the US has provided Israel with $7.2bn worth of weaponry and military equipment, including:
Equipment, Cost (per unit)
For more detailed information on the supply of military equipment to Israel up to 2001 check out,
Search for the facts yourself
U.S.A. Attitude to Democracy and Chemical Weapons
If you get bored seeing the Israelis using American helicopter gunships, American warplanes and American tanks to kill civilians in Palestine you could check out the US attitude to democracy, try Google and search for:
["declassified documents" xxx yyy]
where 'xxx' & 'yyy' are anything that interests you, try, Chile, Indonesia, Timor, Nicaragua etc. etc. In the past 50 years the government of USA has deliberately de-stabilised democratically elected governments, has funded and armed terrorists in many countries, etc. etc. I could go on and list lots of appalling acts perpertrated by USA. You will be more convinced if you do the search and find the facts yourself.
Do you think the current government is any different? What will the declassified documents say in decades to come?
Another interesting exercise with Google is to try and find out how many people were killed due to the USA intervention in Vietnam,
and why USA thought that their deaths were appropriate.
If you would like an extensive list of US intervention in world affairs check out, http://whatreallyhappened.com/usinterventionism.html.
Or if you think that the US government is not developing chemical weapons check out:
O.K. - My Personal View
If I was Jewish or American I would be greatly ashamed of Israeli terrorism and America facilitating it. It's not about racial or national solidarity, it's about morality, and the Israeli actions, and American support are immoral by any standard, just like the Nazis, and more recently the Serbs, before them. If someone handed a knife to a known murderer, then stood by and watched him kill someone, he too would be guilty of murder, and so it is with U.S.A. and Israel.
How have the Israelis have managed to hijack the government of U.S.A.'s foreign policy and foreign aid?
I am disappointed with Britain, Europe and UN's ineffectiveness on these key issues. As the butchery continues my views are slowly becoming less pacifist. Surely it is time for Europe, Middle Eastern countries and the rest of the world to supply anti-tank and anti-helicopter weapons to the Palestinians so that they can defend themselves from these land-grabbing Israeli terrorists.
By the way,
I am not a Palestinian,
I am not an Arab,
I am not a Moslem,
I am not anti-semitic, (I differentiate between being Anti-Israel and Anti-semitic).
I'm just an insignificant English guy who is apalled by this Israeli terrorism which is sponsored by the Americans.
Palestine for the Palestinians.
On Friday 17th May, 2002 I received a group of emails about my website here are the key extracts:
bye the way - YOUR FAMOUS - you website is being passed onto every jew, evry pro israeli individual and thousands of others that are going to demonstrate to have your name and your web site destroyed.jamie m
From: Sebastian Dey at firstname.lastname@example.org arabs are primitive - uneducated people . . . .
you know what peter - u are not worth it - i will fight alone with others to destroy your website because it is wrong and unjust and you do not have the right to promote such wrong - have you no heart - no feeling - libe amoungst the israelies and see for your self but if i had my way i send you to gaza for life -
- i rather spend my time fighting to destroy your website!
From: Claudia Peters
The only thing I can say to you is that you are obviously very poorly educated, as you seem to have all your facts wrong.
With regards to Jenin, there was no massacre there, even though many British newspaper called it that. There has been no evidence at all of mass killings that you say there were. Israel army were surrounding Palestinian militants who are responsible of the murder of many Israelis.
The reason that I am writing to you, is not only because I am in disgust and appalled, but because you are completely wrong and believe that if your are to design a website, you should only put the truth on it, and not fill it will lies and propaganda.
I think you should do some background and get your facts straight.
So you are saying my facts are wrong.
Are you saying USA is not giving $2,000 million to Israel for military aid this year? You are wrong. It is very easily checked out, the US government foreign aid budget is public information.
Are you saying that Ariel Sharon did not oversee the massacres in Sabra & Chatilla? The Israeli government had an enquiry and established that he did.
Are you saying that the Israelis have not killed approaching 1,800 Palestinians in the past 19 months? The exact number is unknown but before Israel invaded Palestine, this time, the undisputed figure was around 1,200. All the evidence since the Israeli invasion suggests that the figure is now around 1,800
Are you saying that Israel does not have nuclear weapons? If you say that, you are wrong.
Are you saying that the Israeli killers in Jenin did not use bulldozers to flatten
houses with people inside them? If so you are wrong. The evidence is there for all to see,
the Israeli killers admit they did.
Sadly, Claudia, my facts are not wrong, I wish they were.---------------------------
From: Michelle Lewis
How dare you write such openly pro Arab propaganda. For the record, you may
profess not to be an anti-semite, but you definately come across as one.
Your views are no better than some neo fascist/neo nazi.
From C.E., Australia
23 Aug 2002
. . . Please update your site , i have spoken to soldiers who were in control of the Jenin refugee camp and only three buildings were destroyed . . .
The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs claim "only 95 houses were destroyed", the Palestinians say many times that were destroyed.
I personally have seen detailed satellite images of Jenin which very clearly suggest that many more than 95 houses were destroyed.
If this is the quality of the information that you have your views are not worth considering. Quite simply, you don't know what you are talking about.
In Feb 2007 I received this email from C.E., in Australia saying,
A few years ago i sent you an email on you terrorism in palestine website. . . . I would kindly request you remove my name and comment from your website as I believed it was a private email. I am not ashamed of what I wrote, therefore it is not my intention to "hide" what I said. I am sure you think I ought to be ashamed of what I wrote, and that is your perogative. I do not at all believe you do not have the right to voice your own opinions. I would however politely request you remove my name from your website. I purely do not want the first google hit of my name to go to your website which I was not informed the email would be posted."
I have therefore substituted his full name for his initials. I have left his message because it shows how easily some people are misled into believing that the Israelis are not really that bad.
Here is an email I received from someone in USA.
Enjoyed your website very much!.
Here's something that you might like to add that shows the utter contempt that Israel has for the USA! 3 years ago, Samuel Sheinbein, an American jew, beheaded a 19 year old Christian boy in Maryland. He then fled to the waiting arms of Israel. Even though Samuel had never before set foot on Israeli soil, the Israeli supreme court immediately declared him an Israeli citizen and refused America's request to extradite him. There are 2 things wrong here: Firstly is Israel declaring him a citizen, merely because he is jewish. Secondly, so what if he IS an Israeli citizen... He committed murder in the US - he should have to face American justice. Instead of facing the death penalty in Maryland, Samuel is in a minimum security prison in Israel and is up for parole in 6 years.
Some ally Israel is!
You may do a YAHOO or Google search of "Samuel Sheinbein"
There are hundreds of links.
POETRY OF GENEVIEVE CORA FRASER
Israel Harvests Death in the Fields of Lebanon
By Genevieve Cora Fraser
A spider′s web
Of electrical lines
Hovers over deserted
Streets awash in drifting
Dirt and rubble dust
A child′s blackened
Body sleeps in eternal
Peace Israel uses death
To pacify children
And villages of life
Expose rooms tilting
Down spilled contents
Chairs, tables, books
Beds tumble in a slide
Against the pavement
Cushioned by roof tops
At the bottom of the pile
Ghostly clouds billow
Brown against a patch
Of blue the weather
Of war is predictably
Bleak a growing season
For martyrs sprouting
From the rubble hands
Feet, a leg, an arm
A new crop of death
Watered in blood
Emerges as a blanket
Spreads across Southern
By the tissue of lies
To protect her most
In War Crimes
More poetry by Genevieve Cora Fraser
America’s Dark Passage Into Israel’s Hell
Israel’s Lost Children Come Home
Palestinian Spring in the Mist of Time
Israel the Newcomer