Who Is Afraid Of A Real Inquiry?

By Uri Avnery

“If a real Commission of Inquiry had been set up (instead of the pathetic excuse for a commission), here are some of the questions it should have addressed:

1. What is the real aim of the Gaza Strip blockade?

2. If the aim is to prevent the flow of arms into the Strip, why are only 100 products allowed in (as compared to the more than 12 thousand products in an average Israeli supermarket)?

3. Why is it forbidden to bring in chocolate, toys, writing material, many kinds of fruits and vegetables (and why cinnamon but not coriander)? “


The Products Israel Blocks From Gaza

The Economist reveals what Israel allows into Gaza and what it doesn’t. Amazing. Punitive, without rhyme or reason:

“Gisha took the Israeli authorities to court, to try to force them to provide the information of what exactly is allowed for import to Gaza, and why.

“Preventing children from receiving toys, preventing manufacturers from getting raw materials – I don’t see how that’s responsive to Israeli security needs.”

And Gisha’s director, Sari Bashi, further says that some of the prohibitions appear to be absurdly arbitrary: “I certainly don’t understand why cinnamon is permitted, but coriander is forbidden. Is there something more dangerous about coriander? Is coriander more critical to Gaza’s economy than cinnamon? This is a policy that appears to make no sense.”

She argues that if there is a logic behind such decisions, the military should reveal what it is.”

And here we are approaching the truth of the matter:

‘Collective punishment’

The lack of clarity causes immense frustration not just among Gazans, but among aid groups, diplomats, and the United Nations – which has described Israel’s blockade as “collective punishment”

The problem, they say, is not just the shortages themselves, but the unpredictability and changing nature of what is permitted for import.”

“Among the large range of goods currently forbidden are jam, chocolate, wood for furniture, fruit juice, textiles, and plastic toys.”

The real aim of the blockade is to slowly starve the Palestinian people, so as to weaken them and then to ethnically cleanse the area –
but by God – they will never succeed in it, never!

What To Do After Israel’s Attack On The Gaza Aid Flotilla


“Americans shouldn’t bother with letters or emails to US Senators or Representatives, or Obama; AIPAC will be there ahead of you with more letters and money than you can generate. Go instead directly to the local offices of US Senators and Representatives, stay until you speak personally to the senior person there, and make your case as forcefully as you can. Make sure as many people hear you as possible — but be polite, and leave your signs at home.

For the world community, now is the time and this is the incident to drive home the UN “Uniting for Peace” Resolution, in both the Security Council and the General Assembly as needed. The nationalities of the victims will at least neutralize many European countries that might have opposed it before. Sanctions, embargoes, even the suspension or expulsion of Israel from the UN itself, do as much as quickly and as forcefully as possible.”

Alan Sabrosky: The Madness Of Arrogance: Israel’s Attack On The Gaza Aid Flotilla

The Real Reason For The Gaza Blockade

Schumer is a plain-speaking Zionist, he recently declared the following:

“Schumer told his audience that the “Palestinian people still don’t believe in the Jewish state, in a two-state solution” and added that “they don’t believe in the Torah, in David.” As a result, “you have to force them to say Israel is here to stay.” It’s the Israeli blockade which accomplishes that, he argued. And Schumer is due some credit for being honest enough (unlike most devoted Israel defenders) to admit that a prime purpose of the blockade has nothing to do with keeping arms away from Hamas, but rather, is to economically strangle the people in Gaza — meaning not Hamas, but the 1.5 million human beings (men, women and children) who live there.” …
Glenn Greenwald

The caption says:
“Thank goodness! For a minute there, I thought you were Israeli commandos …”

How Israeli Propaganda Shaped U.S. Media Coverage of the FLOTILLA Attack

Mavi Marmara doctor treating an Israeli Zionist soldier on the ship before the Zionists took over and destroyed the evidence (except for this one).


This picture / video was not shown to the public in the US or Europe or elsewhere, as it was not available. The rest was destroyed (“confiscated”) by the Israeli Zionist Army.

Shaping The American Media
“This campaign of suppression and propaganda worked to shape American media coverage (as state propaganda campaigns virtually always work on the gullible, authority-revering American media). The edited IDF video* was shown over and over on American television without question or challenge.”

*[In this video (see pic below), shown all over the world, the sky was light grey, whereas the truth is that the attack happened at 4 – 4:30 am, with pitch black sky: they came late at night, at pre-dawn prayer-time, like thieves and murderers – that’s just what they are!]

“Israel has confiscated some of the most important material for the investigation, namely the films, audio and photos taken by the passengers [and] journalists on board and the Mavi Marmara’s security cameras. Since yesterday, Israel has been editing these films and using them for its own PR campaign. In other words, Israel has already confiscated most of the evidence, held it from the world and tampered with it. No court in the world would [trust] it to be the one examining it.” …

Glenn Greenwald

This pic / video was released by the IDF …

… but in the pitch of darkness they cowardly attacked.

In the dark of the night, so they could hide …

Israeli Zionists had lists of wanted persons on the Ships To Gaza (some six persons are still unaccounted for!). Here one of those lists was taken away from a briefly captured Israeli Zionist soldier.



Israeli spokespersons are obviously under orders to use the term “lynching” when they describe what the flotilla people were trying to do to the Israeli soldiers who boarded the ships.” …

Israels obscene use of the term lynching


“To any normal person, this may sound crazy. Heavily armed soldiers of an elite commando unit board a ship on the high seas in the middle of the night, from the sea and from the air – and they are the victims?”
Kill A Turk And Rest, Uri Avnery

Islamic Finance and the Possibility of Rebirth


“What is at the core of the philosophy of Islamic Finance is the idea of money [as] a measure of value, and not a real asset in itself. According to the principles of Islamic Finance, profiting from money–including charging interest on loans–is regarded as riba, or non-permissible investing activity under Sharia law.

Instead, what Islamic Finance emphasizes is the idea that the investors should share the risks involved in whatever projects they are investing in, and that they should be investing in real things, whether it’s land improvement projects, housing, or helping start up a new business.

This represents a glaring difference from daily activities of investment firms in the West, who get huge returns by hacking variations in currency exchange rates, legally manipulating stock prices, and engaging in the kind of risk-spreading and avoiding activities (through an ever-increasing range of derivatives) that have created the huge mess we’re in now.”

Islamic Finance and the Possibility of Rebirth

9-11 Was A Mossad Operation

IT IS ONE HUNDRED PERCENT CERTAIN that 9-11 was a Mossad operation – period.
Dr. Alan Sabrosky, former director of Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College.

Ehud Barak, Israel’s defense minister, has been in the United States for a week of meetings and speeches. He is, in my opinion, the key suspect of being the mastermind of the false-flag terror attacks of 9-11. I am providing this brief article to explain how I think he did it. Bollyn

“Wanted” posters of Ehud Olmert and Ehud Barak in Jerusalem, April 2010. Olmert and Barak are accused of bribery and corruption in Israel and indictable for serious war crimes in Gaza. Both men are architects of the false-flag terror attacks of 9-11. Olmert, for example, was on a secret visit in New York City on 9-11.
“And the Zionists are playing this as truly an all-or-nothing exercise, because if they lose this one, if the American people ever realize what happened, they’re done.”

“The Israeli logic for 9-11 has always been to force the United States to deploy the U.S. military into the Middle East where it would engage and occupy those states that are hostile to the militant Zionist state of Israel.”
“A military invasion to overthrow the Zionist regime for having committed the terror atrocity of 9-11 and its long history of aggression and crimes against humanity would be the proper thing to do.” Dr. Sabrosky

Zionists’ Brutality Is Nothing Exceptional!


When some people are shocked at the level of violence and brutality exerted by the Zionist Israely army, and wonder how this could be the case or when they don’t want to see the ugly facts, then it is useful to look back in time at earlier Zionist “special” operations, such as the “Operation Wrath of God” (also called Operation Bayonet). This “was a covert operation directed by Israel and the Mossad to assassinate individuals alleged to have been directly or indirectly involved in the 1972 Munich massacre.” wikipedia

“The committee came to the conclusion that to deter future violent incidents against Israel they needed to assassinate those who had supported or carried out the Munich massacre, and in dramatic fashion.” wikipedia

“The operations were intended to strike a more general fear into Palestinian militants. According to David Kimche, former deputy head of Mossad, ‘The aim was not so much revenge but mainly to make them [the militant Palestinians] frightened. We wanted to make them look over their shoulders and feel that we are upon them. And therefore we tried not to do things by just shooting a guy in the street – that’s easy … fairly.'” wikipedia

This proves then that the violent attack on one of the Ship To Gaza last week were nothing out-of-the-order or irregular tactics, but were instead a well-planned miliatry operation, intended from the beginning. The claim by the Zionist army, that they were surprised and not well-prepared for such a “job,” is nothing but a ridiculous lie. On top of this there is reason to believe that the Zionist commandos were out to kill specific persons on the boat, the list of pessengers was not a secret. And by the way, if the people on the Ships To Gaza had affiliation to Hamas and Al-Qaeda as was trumpeted by some Zionist officials, how come that the Isarelis were “not well-prepared?”

France said that “nothing can justify” the violence of Israel’s Gaza ship raid.

The Turkish captain said the passengers had formed a human shield, when the soldiers came down on ropes they started to shoot without any warning and threw gas bombs.* The passengers in no way attacked the soldiers, it was only afterwards that they took some of their weapons.
AND: They continued shooting despite white flags being waved.
Al Jazeera

* “The Israeli commandos were shooting live rounds at the passengers while they were still in the air, i.e. before landing on the ship.”
C. Bollyn