link the Simon Wiesenthal Center has produced a new brochure, "2010 Top Ten Anti-Israel Lies," that we will be distributing to millions of people worldwide. The brochure also provides contact information for U.S. and world leaders and key news bureaus.In the original hasbara document, which is below, I have re-labelled the word "LIE" to be "TRUTH" and vice versa:
Here is a condensed summary of the 10 top lies and the center’s responses:
TRUTH No. 1: Israel was created by European guilt over the Nazi Holocaust. Why should Palestinians pay the price?.So as the cradle of life was Africa, and all of mankind emanated from there, do we all have a claim to steal it off the current day Africans? Funny how that logic fails miserably. The STATE of Israel was CREATED in 1948, check it out:
Three thousand years before the Holocaust, before there was a Roman Empire, Israel’s kings and prophets walked the streets of Jerusalem. The whole world knows that Isaiah did not speak his prophesies from Portugal, nor Jeremiah his lamentations from France. Revered by its people, Jerusalem is mentioned in the Hebrew Scriptures 600 times, but not once in the Koran. Throughout the 2,000-year exile of the Jews, there was a continuous Jewish presence in the Holy Land.
Following World War I, the League of Nations granted Great Britain the Mandate for Palestine and the responsibility for establishing "the Jewish national home" within it. In November 1947, the United Nations voted in favor of the partition of Palestine, proposing the creation of a Jewish state, an Arab state, and a UN-administered Jerusalem. Partition was accepted by Zionist leaders but rejected by Arab leaders. Israel declared independence on 14 May 1948The UN created Israel on the back of the Balfor Declaration:
The United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine or United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181 (II) Future Government of Palestine was a resolution adopted by the General Assembly. It was approved by a vote of 33 to 13, with 10 abstentions on November 29, 1947. The resolution recommended the division of the British Mandate of Palestine into two states, one Jewish and one Arab,Next Lie buster:
TRUTH No. 2: Had Israel withdrawn to its June 1967 borders, peace would have come long ago.Let’s prove this one visually, as a picture is worth a thousand words:
LIE No2 Since 1967, Israel repeatedly has conceded “land for peace.” Following Egyptian President Sadat’s historic 1977 visit to Jerusalem, Israel withdrew from the vast Sinai Peninsula and has been at peace with Egypt ever since. But the Palestinian Authority has never fulfilled its promise to end propaganda attacks nor drop the Palestinian National Charter’s call for Israel’s destruction. In 2000, Prime Minister Barak offered Yasser Arafat full sovereignty more than 97 percent of the West Bank, a corridor to Gaza, and a capital in the Arab section of Jerusalem. Arafat said no.
Next bare faced lie:
TRUTH No. 3: Israel is the main stumbling block to achieving a two-state solution.The main stumbling block is Israel, and this is directly realted to the answer to #2 above, please view Map of Palestine again. Also, I noticed when they were making all those jabs at Palestinians and Iranians above, they left out some of their own Zionists ones, like these:
LIE No 3 The Palestinians themselves are the only stumbling block to achieving a two-state solution. With whom should Israel negotiate? With President Abbas, who for four years has been barred by Hamas from visiting 1.5 million constituents in Gaza? With his Palestinian Authority, which continues to glorify terrorists and preaches hate in its educational system and the media? With Hamas, whose Iranian-backed leaders deny the Holocaust and use fanatical Jihadist rhetoric to call for Israel’s destruction?
"We must expel Arabs and take their places."Well now....Just who's threatening whom? And who’s the stumbling block again? Additionally, ya gotta love how Israel throws Iran into the mix here. Israel’s hatred for all Muslims or Arabs is palpable, hence the “Jewish” only state. Next Lie:
-- David Ben Gurion, 1937, Ben Gurion and the Palestine Arabs, Oxford University Press, 1985.
"We walked outside, Ben-Gurion accompanying us. Allon repeated his question, What is to be done with the Palestinian population?' Ben-Gurion waved his hand in a gesture which said 'Drive them out!"-- Yitzhak Rabin, leaked censored version of Rabin memoirs, published in the New York Times, 23 October 1979.
"Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages. You do not even know the names of these Arab villages, and I do not blame you because geography books no longer exist. Not only do the books not exist, the Arab villages are not there either. Nahlal arose in the place of Mahlul; Kibbutz Gvat in the place of Jibta; Kibbutz Sarid in the place of Huneifis; and Kefar Yehushua in the place of Tal al-Shuman. There is not a single place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population."....David Ben Gurion, quoted in The Jewish Paradox, by Nahum Goldmann, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1978, p. 99.
"[The Palestinians] are beasts walking on two legs."-- Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, speech to the Knesset, quoted in Amnon Kapeliouk, "Begin and the 'Beasts,"' New Statesman, June 25, 1982.
"(The Palestinians) would be crushed like grasshoppers ... heads smashed against the boulders and walls."
-- Isreali Prime Minister (at the time) Yitzhak Shamir in a speech to Jewish settlers New York Times April 1, 1988
"Israel should have exploited the repression of the demonstrations in China, when world attention focused on that country, to carry out mass expulsions among the Arabs of the territories."-- Benyamin Netanyahu, then Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister, former Prime Minister of Israel, speaking to students at Bar Ilan University, from the Israeli journal Hotam, November 24, 1989.
"If we thought that instead of 200 Palestinian fatalities, 2,000 dead would put an end to the fighting at a stroke, we would use much more force...."
-- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, quoted in Associated Press, November 16, 2000.
"Let us not ignore the truth among ourselves ... politically we are the aggressors and they defend themselves... The country is theirs, because they inhabit it, whereas we want to come here and settle down, and in their view we want to take away from them their country."
-- David Ben Gurion, quoted on pp 91-2 of Chomsky's Fateful Triangle, which appears in Simha Flapan's "Zionism and the Palestinians pp 141-2 citing a 1938 speech.
"There is no such thing as a Palestinian people... It is not as if we came and threw them out and took their country. They didn't exist."
-- Golda Meir, statement to The Sunday Times, 15 June, 1969.
"How can we return the occupied territories? There is nobody to return them to."-- Golda Meir, March 8, 1969.
"It is the duty of Israeli leaders to explain to public opinion, clearly and courageously, a certain number of facts that are forgotten with time. The first of these is that there is no Zionism, colonialization, or Jewish State without the eviction of the Arabs and the expropriation of their lands."-- Ariel Sharon, Israeli Foreign Minister, addressing a meeting of militants from the extreme right-wing Tsomet Party, Agence France Presse, November 15, 1998.
"Everybody has to move, run and grab as many (Palestinian) hilltops as they can to enlarge the (Jewish) settlements because everything we take now will stay ours...Everything we don't grab will go to them."
-- Ariel Sharon, Israeli Foreign Minister, addressing a meeting of the Tsomet Party, Agence France Presse, Nov. 15, 1998.
"Israel may have the right to put others on trial, but certainly no one has the right to put the Jewish people and the State of Israel on trial."
-- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, 25 March, 2001 quoted in BBC News Online
TRUTH No. 4: Nuclear Israel, not Iran, is the greatest threat to peace and stability.Wrong-o oh you evil rogue statlet. If you have nothing to hide then sign the NPT like Iran did, allow inspectors into you nuclear facilities. Oh yeah, you can’t because there are Nukes hidden there. That’s why you have to jail this man:
LIE No 4 The United States and Europe can afford to wait to see what the Iranian regime does with its nuclear ambitions, but Israel cannot. Israel is on the front lines and remembers every day the price the Jewish people paid for not taking Hitler at his word. Israel is not prepared to sacrifice another 6 million Jews on the altar of the world’s indifference.
Mordechai Vanunu (Hebrew: מרדכי ואנונו, born in Marrakech, Morocco, on 14 October 1954) is an Israeli former nuclear technician who, citing his opposition to weapons of mass destruction, revealed details of Israel's nuclear weapons program to the British press in 1986.And look, more scientists publishing info on Israel’s “non-existent” nuclear weapons here
TRUTH No. 5: Israel is an apartheid state deserving of international boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigns.Oh man, where to begin here! How bout you just read the entire LONG list of apartheid actions by Israel against Arabs and Palestinians HERE Next Lie:
LIE No 5 In fact, Israel is a democratic state. Its 20 percent Arab minority enjoys all the political, economic and religious rights and freedoms of citizenship, including electing members of their choice to the Knesset (Parliament).
TRUTH No. 6: Plans to build 1,600 more homes in East Jerusalem prove Israel is "Judaizing" the Holy City.Wow, that lunatic statement is in fact an admission that Israel is in fact doing exactly what it claims it is not doing, Judaizing East Jerusalem! And here’s the proof:
LIE No 6 Ramat Shlomo was not about Arab neighborhoods in East Jerusalem but about a long established, heavily populated Jewish neighborhood in northern Jerusalem, where 250,000 Jews live (about the size of Newark, N.J.) -- an area that will never be relinquished by Israel.
link Over roughly three decades, from 1967 to 1995, of 76,151 housing units built in Jerusalem, 64,867 (88%) were allocated for Jewish residents with 59% of these units built in East Jerusalem as new Jewish neighbourhoods.Next Lie:
Yiftachel writes that by 2001, Judaization in Jerusalem had entailed the incorporation of 170 square kilometers (65.6 sq mi) of surrounding land into the city's boundaries and the construction of 8 settlements in East Jerusalem housing a total of 206,000 Jewish settlers. In an essay he co-authored with Haim Yaacobi, they write that, "Israel would like the Palestinian residents of Jerusalem to see Judaization as 'inevitable', a fact to be accepted passively as part of the modern development of the metropolis.
Plans are underway to construct a new Israeli settlement in the last piece of open land linking Arab East Jerusalem to the West Bank that will house about 45,000 residents on a land area larger than Tel Aviv, the second-largest Israeli city.
Israel Shahak, citing the ruling, wrote that: "only Jews have a right to permanent residence in Jerusalem as a natural right. The state of Israel does not recognize the right of an Arab or another non-Jew to live in Jerusalem even if he was born there.
TRUTH No. 7: Israeli policies endanger U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.Oooops, that’s not true either according the Vice President of America and General Petraeus:
LIE No 7 A resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict would benefit everyone, including the United States. But an imposed return to what Abba Eban called “1967 Auschwitz borders” would endanger Israel’s survival and ultimately be disastrous for American interests and credibility in the world.
link When Vice President Joe Biden was embarrassed by an Israeli announcement that the Netanyahu government was building 1,600 new homes in East Jerusalem, the administration reacted. But no one was more outraged than Biden who, according to the Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth, engaged in a private, and angry, exchange with the Israeli Prime Minister. Not surprisingly, what Biden told Netanyahu reflected the importance the administration attached to Petraeus's Mullen briefing: "This is starting to get dangerous for us," Biden reportedly told Netanyahu. "What you're doing here undermines the security of our troops who are fighting in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. That endangers us and it endangers regional peace." Yedioth Ahronoth went on to report: "The vice president told his Israeli hosts that since many people in the Muslim world perceived a connection between Israel's actions and US policy, any decision about construction that undermines Palestinian rights in East Jerusalem could have an impact on the personal safety of American troops fighting against Islamic terrorism." The message couldn't be plainer: Israel's intransigence could cost American lives. The real break came in January, when David Petraeus sent a briefing team to the Pentagon with a stark warning: America's relationship with Israel is important, but not as important as the lives of America's soldiers.Next Lie:
TRUTH No. 8: Israeli policies are the cause of worldwide anti-Semitism.I can answer that one. People are fed up with Israel acting like a rogue state.Fed up with Israel acting with Impugnity! Fed up with Israel stealing the identities of people from several countries, including mine, to carry out a Judge and Jury execution of someone without trial or regards to international laws. People deserve a fair trail,and soverign countries expect a "so called" democratic state to respect the rule of law and abide by International lawas and agreemenets. Other wise you are a barbarian. And Israel is a barbarian! People are also Fed up with Israel’s money grip on American Politicians, so much so that any man or woman the American people elect cannot do what’s in the best interest of America or Americans, but rather has to contend with AIPAC and other Zionist orgs who spend millions bribing to get Israel off the hooks. (google AIPAC spies or Israeli Spies) Then there is the over use of claims of “anti-Semitism” by Israel supporters who cannot win an argument with the truth, who rather revert to name calling and hiding behind the holocaust instead. This has cheapened the phrase so much so that no one pays it any mind these days. Congratulations Israel! What the world saw in Gaza was murder and death and collective punishment for a population that held a democratic election. White phosphorous, DIME missiles and the like, raining down on 1.5 million civilians. People are pissed, and we have a humanitarian right to BE pissed! If Israel wants to stamp out “so called” anti-Semitism, start by becoming human beings like the rest of us on this planet. Stop making people hate you by your sub-human actions! And stop calling people who criticize Israel “anti-Semites” it fails miserably. Next Lie:
LIE No 8 From the Inquisition to the pogroms, to the 6 million Jews murdered by the Nazis, history proves that Jew hatred existed on a global scale before the creation of the State of Israel. It would still exist in 2010 even if Israel had never been created. For example, one poll indicates that 40 percent of Europeans blame the recent global economic crisis on “Jews having too much economic power” -- a canard that has nothing to do with Israel.
TRUTH No. 9: Israel, not Hamas, is responsible for the “humanitarian catastrophe” in Gaza. Goldstone was right when he charged that Israel was guilty of war crimes against civilians.Firstly, Israel IS responsible for Gaza as it is the occupying force! International law says so. As to the rest of this diatribe, we see Israel’s tactics exposed, it does not address the issue against it, but rather deflects to some other country instead, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, etc etc etc,. That’s like when some robber gets arrested and says to the Cop you should ignore what I just did, because the guy next to me is doing the same thing. FAIL! And so far as this insane mantra of Israel being attacked, I refer again to the Map of Palestine after Israel was “created.” Almost all those tiny rockets land in areas that are actually part of Palestine according to the 1967 borders. Perhaps if Israel got the hell out of Palestine those tiny rockets would stop. Even Hamas agrees to a state on the 1967 borders, so does Obama. Israel is the odd man out! And you cannot contrast the genocide in Gaza with a handful of tiny rockets that rarely kill anyone, unless one lands on their head! Next and final Lie:
LIE No 9 The United Nations Human Rights Council is obsessed with false anti-Israel resolutions. It refuses to address grievous human rights abuses in Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Cuba and beyond. Faced with similar attacks, every U.N. member-state, including the United States and Canada, surely would have acted more aggressively than the Israel Defense Forces did in Gaza.
TRUTH No. 10: The only hope for peace is a single, binational state eliminating the Jewish State of Israel.Lies, Lies and more lies along with a little subterfuge interjected for good measure!! Hezbollah and Iran have nothing to do with a one state or two state solution, this is yet again Israel using its deflection policies rather than answering the questions. However, they do say the one state solution is a non starter because then Israel will no longer be a “Jewish” state. So if the one state solution is a non-starter and so is the two state solution what’s they solution? Israel wants to keep the status quo until it manages to kill off as many Palestinians as humanly possible whilst stealing as much land as possible, hoping that by the time they are forced to do the deal there will be less Palestinians and Israel will have much more land, leaving nothing for the Palestinians.
LIE No 10 The one-state solution is a non-starter because it would eliminate the Jewish homeland. However, the current pressures on Israel are equally dangerous. In effect, the world is demanding that Israel, the size of New Jersey, shrink further by accepting a three-state solution: a P.A. state on the West Bank and a Hamas terrorist one in Gaza. All this as Hezbollah, Iran’s proxy in Lebanon, stockpiles 50,000 rockets, threatening northern and central Israel’s main population centers. Current polls show that while most Israelis favor a two-state solution, most Palestinians continue to oppose it.
Now I think I have successfully obliterated the Simon (I'm a Bigoted Zionist) Weisenthal Centres hasbara Brochure! Spread the word, spread the TRUTH!