Archive for September, 2012

What has been happening with Ariel’s info-graphic (summing the concerning humanitarian situation in Syria) in  the past 24 hours is pretty amazing. People are sharing it like mad, and I’m pretty proud to say I recognized it first and uploaded his guest post right here on my blog 🙂

As for me, I thought I’d add a few words of my own on the matter.  I really do get why people who are not regularly involved in on-site Pro- Palestinian activities, Italian or Spanish or Swedish may find the idea of a flotilla coming to the rescue  heroic, even romantic. I don’t think all of them are cynical provocateurs, though a few probably are. But this concept has simply nothing to do with reality. Surely after the grave experience of 2010, no one who looked into the events can arrange for another such flotilla and claim it isn’t a cynical, political action. It has been political the last time,  and will be political in times to come. There’s nothing heroic and most certainly nothing romantic about provoking violence, carrying weapons to threat and hurt soldiers, breaking international law. There’s a statement to it, a bold one.  But accepting that these “aid flotillas” to gaza are political acts means also giving up the beautiful bright glow so easily being attached to them.

If you want to be real heroes, Travel 280 kilometers north. True, the Syrian army is much more likely than the IDF to shoot activists or throw them in jail – But nobody said being a hero is easy…

 

 

Image translated to French, Italian and Spanish. Feel free download and use it wherever you want.

It’s always easier when someone else is doing your job for you, isn’t it?
last week while having one of my regular BDS online rounds I came across an image which wasn’t only disturbing to look at, it felt fishy and wasn’t put up together very well.
On Hamde Abu Rahma’s, a very talented and appreciated, though an extremist, Palestinian photographer  I found this:
I have written before about the comparison of Holocaust and the Israeli- Palestinian Conflict by BDS activist, but this one is preformed very poorly…
I served, like most Israeli adults, in the IDF. I was born and raised in Israel, and I have never, ever saw any national Campaign which  was even slightly similar to the girl on the left.
Ever heard of Dr. Steel?  I didn’t either, The guy is a unique-conceptual musician and performer who wears round an image of a doctor who intends to take over the world.
cool guy, with a very cool (and a very old- 2005) custom army called ‘Army of Toy Soldiers’, This army consists of three types of characters:  Toy Soldiers, Nurses, and Toy Scouts.
 take a guess which one of the 3 is our star shown up.  RIGHT! she’s the Toy Scouts enlisting girl!

Photo taken from Dr Steel’s MySpace account

Now, you don’t think a BDSer will actually sit down for hours working his Photoshop and making the girl all Israeli, no, that is way too much work. Someone else has done it for him as well, the best they can do is changing the slogan on the bottom and putting two pictures side by side showing their regular method of lying and deceiving.
 
According to the Mizbala agency blog, a Jewish artist named Zeev Ben Yosef have made an Independent retro style  campaign, showing the IDF in a cool-creative-vintage atmosphere and put it up on his FB page. again, the project is made by a guy on his spare time and was NOT produced or used by Israel officially (or unofficially for that matter).
I tried to contact Zeev but he did not respond until now.
 
Will BDS activist ever learn that people are not stupid? we have heard of Google Images, we will do research, and we will not believe every outraging Image shown to us like the sheep  you  work to lead to false conclusions…

 

 

Tomorrow Tel Aviv will be occupied (Ha Ha) by thousands of Red Hot Chili Peppers fans!
A moment before that happens, Israeli DJ Noy Alooshe releases  a Mega-Mash-Up which unites some of the biggest international artists who preformed on Israeli stages recently,  in spite of BDS threats and harassments.
Rockn’Roll Baby!

 

Video includes:
Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chris Cornell, Morrissey, The Afghan Whigs, Rufus Wainwright, CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

By now, we are all used to the creative lies spread by BDS leaders and other anti Israel activists. However, it seems that their students (the followers) have taken hate and lies one step further, a step too far.

While tweeting away this morning I was astounded to come across a dreadful hate-inciting Hash Tag #FuckIsrael.
I must say I’ve never seen this one before, Most of these #FuckIsrael tweets also include our friend’s Hash tag- #BDS.This repetitive phenomena shows that there is a direct connection between the twitterers of both Hash tags. It is important to note however, that from a quick look I could see that none of the BDS leaders use this new Hash tag, rather it seems to be their “creative” followers. A classy – students have surpassed their masters case.

Good neighborly

Funny…

Naturally, I also had a look for the heartwarming term ‘Fuck Israel’ on Facebook. The main FB page that turned up had nearly 27,000 likes! hardly a radical minority…

The pictures, posts and statuses on this page are disgusting to say the least and are profoundly antisemitic.

Like it Pleaseeeee!

Both on Twitter and Facebook the writers take part in cyber bullying; they hack websites, mass report users, spread hate and racial comments. And on top of this all they call for their actions to be “shared”, “liked” and “retweeted”.

RT racist Tweets

 
The repetitive direct connection between the Hash tags #BDS and #FuckIsrael undeniably shows that BDS activists are totally against Israel rather than pro Palestinian. I could not find any posts in which the words (or #) WeLovePalestine (Nor #PeaceInTheMiddleEast).

Indeed, A supreme education. BDS leader should be proud….