James Corbett once again points out injustice and hypocrisy in the perceived innocence of the Israeli government and its continual demonization of any nation that that would aspire to protect itself. Not to say there are not threats to Israel; however it has manipulated the world in order to further it’s own agenda. This makes them the biggest threat to peace through it’s own nuclear program. Benjamin Netanyahu has a habit of making accusations of other nations and the threat they pose to Israel. A secret nuclear arsenal is a threat and Israel has it.
What would you think of a leader quoted as saying “If we get caught they will just replace us with persons of the same cloth. So it doesn’t matter what you do, America is a Golden Calf and we will suck it dry, chop it up, and sell it off piece by piece until there is nothing left but the World’s biggest welfare state that we will create and control. Why? Because it’s god’s will and America is big enough to take the hit so we can do it again, again and again. This is what we do to countries that we hate. We destroy them very slowly and make them suffer for refusing to be our slaves.” Would you think it is time for Regime Change in the nation led by this individual? Would you be surprised if you were told that was a quote from Benjamin Netanyahu? Well it was. Benjamin Netanyahu was meeting in at Finks bar in Jerusalem, a well-known Mossad watering-hole. That is what he said as taken directly from the transcript of the recording which was witnessed and has been 100% fully authenticated:
Timeline of Israel’s Nuclear Ambitions, Deceptions and Threats to Destroy the World
1948: Soon after its founding, Israel begins working on a nuclear program with the help of the US and France.
1952: Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion directs Ernst David Bergmann to secretly establish and chair the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission.
1953: Israeli researchers perfect a process for extracting uranium, and develop a new method of producing heavy water. Hundreds of millions of dollars will be raised to build Israel’s nuclear bomb over the next twenty years, mostly from American Jews; the effort is led by Abraham Feinberg, who financially backs presidents Truman, Johnson and Kennedy. (Truman and Kennedy are both incensed by pro-Israel lobbying.)
1955: Under the Atoms for Peace program, overseen by Lewis Lichtenstein Strauss, a pro-Israel American Jew who heads the Atomic Energy Commission, the US helps fund a small Israeli nuclear research reactor. (Strauss learned about Dimona and its purpose but did not inform the US government.) Shimon Peres, then Israel’s Defense Minister, urges Bergmann to create a nuclear weapons project. Bergmann asks US for “something like a real reactor” but the request is denied; Bergmann and Peres then approach France.
1957: Ousted French Prime Minister Maurice Bourgès-Maunoury backdates his signature to make a letter of agreement seem valid. France then sells Israel a nuclear reactor to be installed at Dimona. Six of seven members of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission immediately resign, protesting that the reactor is the precursor to “political adventurism which will unite the world against us.” France conceals its activities in Israel.
1958: Dimona construction begins in “extreme secrecy” but U-2 spy planes alert the US that reactor construction is underway. French Prime Minister Charles de Gaulle discovers and tries to end French involvement, but Shimon Peres keeps France on board the purportedly “peaceful” program.
1960: Norway sells 20 tons of heavy water to Israel; British intelligence suspects plutonium production is the goal. Israeli scientists attend the first French atomic explosion.
1961: President John F. Kennedy opposes Israel having the bomb and tells Ben-Gurion so in many letters and a meeting in New York about Dimona; Ben-Gurion tells JFK its purpose is peaceful and refuses to allow international inspections. Israel tests its first Shavit missile; British intelligence concludes that Israel intends to build nuclear weapons.
1962: Kennedy demands inspections of Dimona; Ben-Gurion agrees in return for weaponry. US inspectors are “highly suspicious” of illicit activity but find no hard evidence. (Elevators to underground floors had been walled off and a fake control room had been created.) Dimona goes critical; a reprocessing facility becomes operational soon thereafter.
1963: Kennedy refuses to sign any security arrangement with Israel; however, the Kennedy assassination brings the very pro-Israel Lyndon Johnson to power. (There is an unproven theory that the Mossad killed Kennedy.)
1964: Dimona begins producing plutonium.
1965: Israel performs its first plutonium extraction; France assists Israel in developing Jericho missiles.
1966: The U.S. begins fighter jet and arms shipments to Israel. LBJ discourages further reports on Israel’s nuclear situation from the US embassy in Israel. Israel refuses money for a nuclear desalination plant which is tied to international inspections of Dimona. Britain despite its “intelligence” nevertheless ships Israel lethal nuclear bomb materials, such as lithium-6, used in hydrogen bombs.
1967: The Six Day War begins when Israel preemptively attacks an Egyptian military buildup in the Sinai Peninsula. Israel attacks the USS Liberty surveillance vessel, killing 34 sailors. The Soviet Union supports Arabs militarily, sends ships to the region and breaks diplomatic ties with Israel.
1968: Defense Minister Moshe Dayan orders the first Israeli nuclear missiles; the words “Never again” are reportedly welded into the initial warhead. LBJ pressures Israel to sign a non-proliferation treaty; Israel refuses.
1969: The CIA suspects Israel of stealing highly enriched uranium from the US Navy. President Richard Nixon advises Golda Meir to maintain a policy of nuclear ambiguity; Meir instead threatens to destroy the world (see the account below). A Nixon-Meir secret deal ends US inspections. Nixon and his most trusted adviser, Henry Kissinger, an American Jew, support Israeli nukes, give Israel nuclear targeting data, and send Israel advanced Phantom fighters.
1973: The first Israeli ballistic nuclear missile is produced. During the Yom Kippur war, Dayan has Israeli missiles target Cairo and Damascus for possible nuclear blackmail (see the account below). Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Simha Dinitz threatens “very serious conclusions” if there is not an immediate airlift of military supplies. Kissinger later reveals that the threat of a nuclear attack caused him to urge a massive resupply of Israel. US goes to DEFCON III status, risking a possible nuclear war with the USSR. South Africa, which is supplying Israel with hundreds of tons of uranium yellowcake, drops inspection requirements.
1974: US intelligence believes Israel has fission devices and possible thermonuclear devices. Dayan visits South Africa to discuss testing a nuclear weapon there.
1975: Israel offers to sell nuclear weapons to South Africa, according to South African government documents published by the Guardian. Israel receives nuclear-capable Lance missiles from the US, while the US government remains in official denial about Israel having nuclear weapons.
1976: South Africa’s Prime Minister visits Israel to sign several nuclear and other agreements.
1977: Ex-terrorist Menachem Begin’s right-wing, expansionist Likud Party takes power in Israel and is determined to reshape the Middle East to Israel’s vision. Israel resorts to nuclear targeting of more cities in the Soviet Union. President Carter does not take up the issue, despite conducting Camp David peace talks between Egypt and Israel. Defense Minister Ariel Sharon says: “We are much more important than (Americans) think. We can take the Middle East with us whenever we go.” and “Arabs may have the oil, but we have the matches.”
1979: The US Vela spacecraft detects a suspected joint Israeli/South African nuclear detonation. President Carter provides Israel access to American spy satellite photos for defense purposes only, but Israelis manages to get them for pre-emptive strikes against Middle East and Russia.
1981: Israel, using “defense only” US spy satellite photos, launches a “Begin Doctrine” preemptive F-16 air strike against a nuclear reactor in Osirak, Iraq, in Operation Opera. US strictly limits further access to spy photos. Sharon recruits American Navy employee Jonathan Pollard as a spy to obtain satellite photos plus massive amounts of other classified information about Israel’s enemies, some of which Israel turns over to the Soviet Union to try to win over its adversary. Sharon talks President Reagan into a formal Israel-US military alliance against the Soviet Union, but Defense Chief Weinberger delays and sabotages it.
1982: Under Sharon’s military leadership, Israel invades Lebanon as the first stage of a plan to drive Palestinians into Jordan, using the threat of nuclear weapons to intimidate any adversaries. However, despite destroying Beirut and killing more than 10,000 Arabs and 500 Israelis, Sharon’s efforts in Lebanon fail. Israel eventually withdraws and Sharon loses his position. Reagan authorizes the USS New Jersey to shell Beirut. In an eerie “harmonic convergence” on September 11, 1982 he writes in his diary that this may be seen as an act of war. Osama Bin Laden later says that when he saw American shells causing the towers of Beirut to fall, he conceived his plan to do the same thing to American towers.
1985: Jonathan Pollard is caught stealing nuclear targeting information from the U.S. military.
1986: The London-based Sunday Times reports that Israel has nuclear weapons, including thermonuclear devices, according to photographs and other evidence provided by Mordechai Vanunu, a Dimona nuclear technician. Vanunu, who also confirmed Dimona’s suspected underground facilities, was kidnapped by the Mossad in Rome, brought back to Israel, and sentenced to 18 years in prison for treason and espionage. Vanunu has alleged that Israel uses its ability to “bombard any city all over the world, and not only those in Europe but also those in the United States” for purposes of blackmail.
1987: Israel tests a nuclear-capable Jericho II missile. Israel ignores multiple calls by the UN to sign a non-proliferation treaty.
1988: Israel launches its first spy satellite into orbit.
1991: During the Gulf War, Israel goes on full-scale nuclear alert and mobile nuclear missile launchers are deployed. Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir issued veiled nuclear threats toward Iraq, saying: “all those who threaten us should know that whoever dares strike Israel will be struck hard and in the most severe way,” adding that “Israel has a very strong deterrent capability.”
1997: Israel Shahak writes: “Israel clearly prepares itself to seek overtly a hegemony over the entire Middle East … without hesitating to use for the purpose all means available, including nuclear ones.”
1998: Former Prime Minister Shimon Peres admits that nuclear weapons are used by Israel for “compellent purposes” (i.e., forcing others to accept Israeli political demands). Peres says, “We have built a nuclear option, not in order to have a Hiroshima, but to have an Oslo,” referring to imposing a settlement on the Palestinians. Israeli defense analyst Zeev Schiff says: “Off-the-cuff Israeli nuclear threats have become a problem.”
2000: Knesset debates Israel’s nuclear weapons program for the first time. Germany sells Israel three state-of-the-art Dolphin submarines and Israel tests its first submarine-launched missile. Sharon is elected Prime Minister, still intending to use nuclear weapons to bully other nations and remake the Middle East for the benefit of Israel. George W. Bush is elected president and his neoconservative allies fully support Israel. Right-wing Israelis begin freely talking about attacking other nations, including with nuclear weapons.
2001: Bush inflames Arabs by clearly siding with Israel’s expansionist aims, part of the reason for the 9-11 attacks. Bush obsesses about attacking Iraq, including the option of using nuclear weapons.
2002: While the US prepares to invade Iraq, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon threatens that if Israel is attacked “Israel will react. Is it clear?” Zeev Schiff explained: “Israel could respond with a nuclear retaliation that would eradicate Iraq as a country.”
2002: Bush gives Israel the go-ahead to use nuclear weapons against Iraq if Saddam attacks Israel before the American invasion of Iraq. Pentagon Office of Special Plans uses information from Iraqi dissidents and Israel’s Mossad to convince Americans that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction that are an imminent threat against America. Israel launches Ofek-5 satellite with a powerful new inter-continental missile.
2003: David Hirst notes: “The threatening of wild, irrational violence, in response to political pressure, has been an Israeli impulse from the very earliest days,” calling Israel a candidate for “the role of ‘nuclear-crazy’ state.” UN General Assembly passes a resolution that Israel must join the nonproliferation treaty by a vote of 164-4. Sharon tells Israeli newspaper that Israel will not dismantle its “special measures” because the US will not remain in the Middle East forever.
2004 Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz says that Israel will consider “all options” to prevent Iran from producing nuclear weapons. Rumors and warnings of an impending Israeli attack on Iran’s facilities, including possibly with nuclear weapons, have circulated repeatedly ever since.
2004: Israel buys two more German submarines for delivering nuclear tipped cruise missiles, making a total of five.
2004: Mordechai Vanunu’s prison term ends but Israel keeps putting him in prison and/or under house arrest for trying to speak to others outside the country on nuclear issues and for trying to leave Israel permanently.
2006: Prime Minister Ehud Olmert accidentally includes Israel in a list of the major nuclear superpowers with the US, France and Russia (see the account below).
2007: Israel carries out Operation Orchard, a preemptive first strike against an alleged Syrian reactor. Israeli officials warn Russia: “We hope they understand that this is a threat that could come back to them as well.”
2008: Former US President Jimmy Carter states that “Israel has 150 or more” nuclear weapons.
2008: A “dramatic” Jericho III ICBM test gives Israel extremely long distance nuclear attack capabilities. Now no one anywhere in the world is safe. Soon after the successful test launch, Isaac Ben-Israel, a retired army general told Israeli Channel 2 TV: “Everybody can do the math and understand that the significance is that we can reach with a rocket engine to every point in the world.” The test came two days after Prime Minister Ehud Olmert warned that “all options were on the table to prevent Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons” and few months after Israel bombed a suspected Syrian nuclear facility, built with extensive help from North Korea
2010: After Israel killed nine peace activists of the Gaza Flotilla, including an American citizen, Dr. Norman Finkelstein, the son of Holocaust survivors, said: “Israel is now a lunatic state. It’s a lunatic state with between two and three hundred nuclear devices. It is threatening war daily against Iran and against Hezbollah in Lebanon. Hezbollah in Lebanon has already stated on several occasions that if Israel attacks it will retaliate in kind. Things are getting out of control. We have to ask ourselves a simple, basic, fundamental question: can a lunatic state like Israel be trusted with two to three hundred nuclear devices when it is now threatening its neighbors Iran and Lebanon with an attack?”
2012: Der Spiegel published an investigative article stating that Israel has armed its newest submarines with nuclear missiles.
Israel’s cabinet approves the call up of 75,000 reservists as the IDF says it is “mobilizing forces” in preparation for a “possible ground invasion of the Gaza Strip.”
Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers traded fire and tough cease-fire proposals, and threatened to escalate their border conflict if diplomacy fails, but no deal appeared near. An Israeli airstrike targeting a Gaza media center killed a senior militant and engulfed the building in flames, while Gaza fighters fired 95 rockets at Israel, nearly one-third of them intercepted by an Israeli missile shield. A total of 38 Palestinians were killed, bringing the death toll since the start of Israel’s offensive to 111, including 56 civilians.
The United Nations General Assembly approves an upgrade from the Palestinian Authority’s current observer status to that of a non-member state. The vote comes after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks to the General Assembly and asks for a “birth certificate” for his country. Of the 193 nations in the General Assembly, 138 vote in favor of the upgrade in status. While the vote is a victory for Palestine, it is a diplomatic setback for the U.S. and Israel. Having the title of “non-member observer state” will allow Palestine access to international organizations such as the International Criminal Court (ICC). If they join the ICC, Palestine can file complaints of war crimes against Israel. In response to the UN vote, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announces that Israel will not transfer about $100 million in much-needed tax revenue owed to the struggling Palestinian Authority and will resume plans to build 3,000-unit settlement in an area that divides the north and the south parts of the West Bank, thereby denying the Palestinians any chance for having a contiguous state.
2014 July 17
Israel launches a ground offensive into Gaza. Israeli officials say that the mission’s main focus is on tunnels near Gaza’s borders that are used to enter Israel. Within hours of the invasion’s start, one Israeli soldier is killed. At least 20 Palestinians are killed, bringing their death toll to more than 260 by the end of the first day of the offensive.
Looking at more recent history Just one hour after Donald Trump violated the Iran nuclear deal on May 8, Israel launched missiles against targets south of Damascus, Syria, reportedly killing 15 people, at least 8 of them Iranians. Previously on Apr 29th The blitz on Hama and Aleppo registered as a monster 2.6-magnitude earthquake on the planet’s seismic monitors. Reports of Israeli fighters using American aircraft identifiers to avoid being shot at is a dangerous sign of how volatile the situation is as Syria could now shoot at American planes thinking they were under attack from Israel.
So the point here is that Israel is not an innocent victim but a major player towards world destabilization this should not be ignored as the consequences could be dire. Stop thinking criticism of Israel is some form of hatred it is not all nations should be accountable. Being critical of any power that threatens any of us is the responsibility of all the human community. For a Canadian, the response from Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is absolutely unacceptable towing the Israeli line where Hamas is to blame, he was quoted as saying.
“The clashes in the Gaza Strip have resulted in the loss of dozens of lives, and injuries to many more. Among those injured is a Canadian citizen, Dr. Tarek Loubani. We hope for his quick recovery, and wish to see the circumstances of his injury investigated promptly and fully. Canada’s Conservatives are saddened by the loss of lives in this conflict, knowing well that many have been led into this situation by Hamas – a terrorist organization that places no value on human life.
“In condemning the Israeli forces, Justin Trudeau ignores the role that the terrorist organization Hamas has played in inciting these clashes. In responding to these events with nothing but criticism of Israel, Justin Trudeau has failed Canadians on the international stage once again.
“Reports have indicated that armed members of Hamas’ security forces were among those who have attempted to breach the Israeli border, and were among those killed in clashes with the IDF. Hamas’ actions are sadly typical of an organization with a well-documented record of carrying out terrorist attacks against innocent civilians in Israel and brutally repressing dissent among the people they govern.
“We also call on Israel to take every possible precaution to ensure that unarmed people are not harmed as Israeli soldiers exercise Israel’s right to defend its borders.”
Never condemning the actions of the IDF for firing and killing unarmed people who had posed no threat. How about this response from the Israeli government Speaking to RTÉ’s Morning Ireland on Monday, Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Michal Maayan said “Well, we can’t put all these people in jail” when asked why troops were shooting at the demonstrators. If that doesn’t show how insensitive Israeli’s have become in the Netanyahu government what does? There will never be peace on this earth if there is certain Nations held less accountable than others. I guess the do onto others as to what has been done onto you. Shame on all leaders who do not condemn these actions.