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“Nazi stormtroopers had identified our house as the home of a Jewish family…”. Now Israel Does The Same In Gaza.

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Originally published in the Guardian.

KRISTALLNACHT

“One night, when I was 13, I was woken by the sound of a door being broken down. Boots stumbled up the stairs, there was loud shouting, and a terrifying series of crashes. Nazi stormtroopers had identified our house as the home of a Jewish family, and this was the night of 9 November 1938, when the Kristallnacht pogrom raged across Germany. Our entire home was destroyed before our eyes, with axes and sledgehammers.

I have a vivid recollection of my father, after the monsters had gone, sitting on the one chair that remained and weeping. I had never seen him weep before. I now realise that, but for the presence of myself and my younger sister, my parents might not have survived the raid. It was a brutal demonstration of our situation. My sister and I left Germany on the last Kindertransport from Düsseldorf in May 1939. We have never had a full account of our parents’ fate.

Even now, I sometimes start up in bed, reliving that night. But in recent weeks, it is more often images of devastation in Gaza – of homes and families destroyed in Israeli targetings of such “military objectives” as the homes of officials in the democratically elected Hamas government – that have recalled the terror of the Kristallnacht. For I can hardly believe that a Jewish government is doing these things. How can Jewish people, aware of their own history, undertake a campaign of collective punishment that kills a higher multiple of the casualties cited as justification, than did the Nazi reprisals for resistance in occupied Europe?

Surely we have reached the point where every government not composed of utter humbugs must join in insisting that an Israeli renunciation of ambitions for expansion beyond the 1947 boundaries is a prerequisite for progress towards reconciliation and peace within a two-state solution. The very doubtful prospect of a unified, multinational, secular state in Palestine appears to be the only alternative.”

Karola Regent
Newport-on-Tay, Fife

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Written by Peter Reynolds

September 11, 2014 at 10:06 am

Hamas Is To Israel What The French Resistance Was To The Nazis.

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French Resistance Hero, Georges Blind, Smiles At The Firing Squad.

French Resistance Hero, Georges Blind, Smiles At The Firing Squad.

Hamas is the product of Israel’s conduct. There is no justification or excuse for any of Israel’s actions. They are all undertaken in support of an illegal occupation and in breach of 64 UN resolutions. Israel is an outlaw state. Nothing it does in Gaza is legal. It is the rockets that are self defence and the response of Hamas is as the French Resistance to the Nazi occupation.

Israel_Nazi_jewsIsrael is a country with the most enormous potential yet it has been hijacked by evil.  Just as Germany was subjugated by the Nazis in the 1930s, so Israel is perverted and disgraced by zionists, the new Nazis.

The lives of IDF soldiers are fair game for Hamas.  While individual deaths are tragic, these are soldiers of the Nazionist regime.  Just as ordinary German soldiers had to die in the war against Nazisim, for a greater good, so must ordinary Israeli soldiers.  We cannot hesitate to act in defence of Palestine.  When the Israeli boy or girl soldier is in your sights, the trigger must be pulled. It is the moral and correct choice.

The Nazionist propaganda machine is powerful and effective.  It has duped many Israelis.  It operates furiously worldwide on social media and the internet.  It pushes the lie that Israel aims to avoid civilian casualties.  It endlessly repeats the deception that Hamas is the aggressor when Israel is the criminal, outlaw state engaged in illegal occupation, blockade, genocide, child murder and oppression.

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July 30, 2014 at 3:16 pm

Vive La Resistance! Palestinian Heroes Fight Back Against The Nazi Israelis.

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french-resistance

When you’re fighting for your life and the lives of your family and compatriots against a  brutal invader then anything is justified.

Israel_Nazi_jewsWe don’t doubt the right, indeed the moral imperative of the French resistance fighters to use any and all means against the Nazis.  The same is true of the brave Palestinians fighting back against the huge evil that is the criminal state of Israel.

We should be parachuting in weapons and supplies to Gaza. Our special forces should be supporting the valiant efforts of the freedom fighters. Netanyahu and his gang of war criminals must be brought to the Hague and put on trial for their crimes.
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Written by Peter Reynolds

July 13, 2014 at 9:04 am

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Sparks Fury By Comparing Israel To The Nazis.

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Roger Waters, bass, Pink Floyd.

Roger Waters, bass, Pink Floyd.

The parallels between Israel and Germany in the 1930s are ‘crushingly obvious’.

Source: theguardian.com

He’s right. The Israeli state is engaged in brutal subjugation of the Palestinians in exactly the same way as the Nazis treated the Jews.

It’s not on the same scale. Netanyahu isn’t herding millions into gas chambers but the effect is the same on each individual.  The level of immorality is the same and the vile, zionist state of Israel will persist in infamy for the rest of history just as the Nazis. As will those who comprise the despicable US Israel lobby, members of which are complict in the genocide. Palestinians may not die from Zyklon B, instead it is white phosphorous, tanks and F16s against civilians and guerilla resistance.

Of course, just as in Germany in the 1930s, there will be many innocents who oppose their own government’s actions.  Clearly, many Israelis are good people but there are also worryingly large numbers who are apathetic or ambivalent at a time when courage in the face of evil is a moral duty.

I first wrote similar words on this website in 2009 since when I have been been systematically harassed and abused, not just by zionists but by the sort of scum who will twist any strongly-held opinion to their own, dishonest ends.  My articles have been edited to portray me as an anti-semite and shared across the world to demonise me. I have had hate websites and Facebook pages set up about me. My children and elderly parents have been harassed and abused.  In 2012, the hatred and continuing abuse severly affected my health.  It still continues to this day although I have learned better how to cope with it.

Inevitably, when I became a public figure and was elected as leader of CLEAR, my articles were used against me.  Even those who had recognised my support for Palestine, as soon as they saw they could distort my opinions to their advantage, blatantly reversed their position, embarked on a construction of lies and untruths against me.

When, in due course, in the High Court, the depth of their dishonesty becomes clear, it is their own words that will condemn them to all who believed their lies.

But such men are pygmies compared to those who have the courage to speak the truth in the face of evil.  Just like the monsters who drive the Israeli machine of oppression, judgment will be visited on them in the end.

I shall have to dig out my old Floyd LPs.  It is rewarding to find support in old friends.

Written by Peter Reynolds

December 15, 2013 at 5:45 pm

The Nazi Israeli State Reveals Its True Intentions.

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“The goal of the operation is to send Gaza back to the Middle Ages.”

Israeli deputy prime minister, Eli Yishai, 17th November 2012

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November 18, 2012 at 11:41 am

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Send British Troops To Gaza. Nazi Israel Must Be Stopped.

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The Israeli pirate assault on aid ships seeking to relieve the besieged people of Gaza is just the latest atrocity from this vile and inhuman regime.

Stormtroopers Against Saints

Israel now represents just as much a threat to civilisation as did Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.  It constantly flouts UN resolutions, commits war crimes and we are certain that it has weapons of mass destruction.   The civilised world needs to step in.  Israel must be stopped at all costs and this is a cause that it is worth our troops dying for.  It is more urgent and pressing than Afghanistan.  British troops would be better employed in crushing the evil Israelis than they are in fighting the Taliban.  If we do not stand up against the great Nazi evil that Israel has become then we have no right to call ourselves civilised

We should send in the Navy and smash the Israeli blockade, open up a sea corridor to allow aid and relief in.  HMS Daring, with the most advanced anti-aircraft weaponry in the world,  should stop tootling up and down the south coast and blast the Israeli air force out of the sky.   The time for negotiating with and appeasing this pariah state is past.  We must take decisive action now.

Israel

I am not anti-semitic because Arabs are Semites just as much as Jews.  I am not anti-Jewish but I don’t understand the relationship betwen the state of Israel and the Jewish religion.  I am anti-Israel and all men of honour, decency and common sense must be.  Its conduct in Gaza and throughout Palestine is beyond any justification.  Its conduct is always disproportionate.  Its whinging about the little fireworks that the Palestinians shoot in is pathetic.  If  my country was being oppressed and bullied then I would react at least the same.  Suicide bombers against Israeli targets are equally as justified and heroic as any suicide mission against the Nazis in the Second World War.

War Criminal

This may well be my generation’s equivalent of the Spanish Civil War.  Give me a chance to fight against the fascist Israelis and I don’t see how my conscience could deny it.  They need to be given a dose of their own medicine and pulverised into submission, forced to withdraw from the settlements, forced to abandon their entire national strategy and policy.  It is clear that the world made a great mistake in establishing the state of Israel.  Perhaps we should have left them to their fate.

Prime Minister Netanyahu is presently in Canada, a nation famed for its defence of freedom and justice.  He should be immediately arrested and detained as a war criminal.

The onus is now on us.   Obama and Cameron must step up to the plate and condemn this action outright.  US and UK forces must join in this most urgent mission.   Leave the rest of Europe to dither as usual.  We must get on with the job.

The Devious Defenders Of Israel’s Government And Their Fake Allegations of Antisemitism.

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Never before have I given any credence to the idea that there is a massive Jewish conspiracy but the ludicrous spectacle of the campaign against Corbyn is making me re-evaluate my position.

Similarly, never before have I experienced feelings and opinions against Jews as a group.  Yet the organised dishonesty, deceit and calculated smears against Corbyn make me extremely angry about the way this tiny minority, about 270,000 people in the UK, is bullying, dominating and subverting our national agenda.

Any prejudice, for any reason, is wrong but neither of these opinions come from a place of prejudice or pre-judging, they come from careful consideration of the evidence and my experience.  Clearly, not all Jews support the unjustified attacks on Corbyn and the wildly exaggerrated claims of antisemitism but it seems to be a majority.  That majority, in my opinion, is having a malign influence in our country.

The editors of the three Jewish newspapers which jointly attacked Corbyn shamelessly conflate Jews, Judaism and Israel.  The other great myth, endlessly repeated and endorsed by a supine media establishment, is that antisemitism is racism.  It is not.  Religious faith is a choice and discrimination against followers of a faith, while wrong, is not even in the same ballpark as true racism.  This subversive attack on democracy and free speech has to stop.

It is sucking in so many other strands of our society which fear to question or challenge the Jewish position for fear of being accused of antisemitism.  Of course. many are choosing to align themselves with it for political advantage.  The despicable rump of Blairite Labour MPs are cock-a-hoop at the abuse of Corbyn and exploit it ruthlessly for their own ends.  Also complicit, although at least they are not guilty of treachery, are the Conservative politicians and supporters who simply cannot believe their luck that the spotlight on prejudice has swung away from the right.

The sickeningly pious virtue-signalling of journalists and the Twitterati feed on this frenzy. It is disgusting to see how so many are jumping on this bandwagon and are unable, nor even attempt to justify it.

Of course there is antisemtism as there are all forms of prejudice in our society, all of which are wrong but I do not believe it is a problem of any great significance in Britain or in the Labour Party any more than in any other political party or similar group.  Those who deny the Holocaust are simply idiots, so foolish and misguided that they pose no real threat. What is undoubtedly true is that there is a systematic, organised and increasingly successful effort to characterise opposition to the policies of the Israeli government as antisemitism.

This is not the occasion to go into the many war crimes of the Israeli state. I have written about them extensively before. With the passing of the nation-state law, just a fortnight ago, Israel has enshrined racism and apartheid in its national identity.  This is full justification for the complaints of the Palestinian people over many decades. It shows that in Netanyahu and the majority of the Knesset, the allegations have been correct.  These are evil and malevolent people driving a regime of brutality, discrimination, intolerance and hate which by any ethical standard is criminal.  It is correct that this should be compared to the Nazi regime because never have there been two regimes conducting themselves in similar fashion while pretending to be part of a modern civilised society.  The Labour Party’s refusal to adopt those examples in the IHRA definition of antisemitism which are merely Israeli propaganda is correct.

All those MPs, journalists and commentators joining in this madness of fake antisemitism and denial of valid comparison with the Nazis are complict in the crimes of the Israeli state.  They may have leapt on the bandwagon for purportedly honourable reasons but they must take responsibility for their part in the baying, hysterical mob.

I remain a Tory on fundamental principles but what is most important in a politician and a leader is integrity. Corbyn has that in spades, unlike few other UK politicians.  His courageous stand against the pressure on him from the pro-Israel lobby and those exploiting it makes him a giant amongst MPs.  For that reason, not for his policies but also to bring down this corrupt Conservatives government, I support him and I shall vote for him at the next election.

I have been concerned, even a little scared, to publish my opinion in these terms but that is the iniquitous, insidious nature of Israeli propaganda and fake claims of antisemitism.  I have been subject to vile abuse in the past for my opinions and there are lowlife abusers who continue to stalk me and try to twist my words and deeds to inflame the mob but these issues are too important.  I will not be silenced by political correctness, populist bandwagons or personal abuse.

I really don’t care what religious delusion anyone chooses to pursue.  Jews are no more nor less deluded than Christians, Muslims or Hindus. Extremists in all these religions are weird and often involved in inexcusable violence and abuse. When, from any religion, its activists undermine and endanger the most precious tenets of our secular democracy (which has enough problems already) they must be stopped.  The subversive by nature pro-Israel lobby, the increasingly strident Jewish support for fake claims of antisemitism and the hijacking of this issue by self-serving politicians and the media has to stop.

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August 5, 2018 at 3:23 pm

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The Truth About Israel And Why The Two State Solution Is Dead.

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David Ben-Gurion was the primary founder and the first Prime Minister of Israel.

David Ben-Gurion was the primary founder and the first Prime Minister of Israel.

“If I were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with Israel. It is normal; we have taken their country. It is true God promised it to us, but how could that interest them? Our God is not theirs. There has been anti-semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault? They see but one thing: we have come and we have stolen their country. Why would they accept that?”

David Ben-Gurion

 This is the truth about Israel. Even its most revered father of the nation recognises that his country’s actions are indefensible.  With the seizure of land, unlawful blockade and seige of Gaza and thousands of war crimes it is only getting worse. There is no room for any further equivocation. The IDF is systematically murdering defenceless civilians and revelling in it while politicians in the Knesset, even Moshe Feiglin, the deputy speaker,  are publishing polemics arguing for genocide of the Palestinian people.  Feiglin calls for “concentration and extermination” of the Gazan people,  terrifying words  that suggest a second holocaust. Source.

Israeli Soldier Revels In Genocide.

Israeli Soldier Revels In Genocide.

Like most British people I am absolutely behind Israel’s ‘right to exist’ but nothing endangers that more than its  government’s conduct. Over and over again, Israel has shown it cannot be trusted. I regret to say that perhaps the two state solution is impossible. The attitude and actions of Israel make it so. Perhaps we need to look at a one state solution – a free Palestine where Jew, Arab, Muslim, Christian and secular people can live together in peace. Israel has sown the seeds of its own destruction and nurtured them diligently with the blood of Palestinian children.  The  world must call a halt.

Written by Peter Reynolds

August 14, 2014 at 4:30 pm

#StopIsrael NATO Must Launch Airstrikes On Israeli Air Force Bases, Navy And Ground Forces.

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Netanyahu's Victims

Netanyahu’s Victims

The IDF is now a legitimate target. Every Israeli soldier must be targeted in defence of Palestine. Israeli air force bases should be destroyed.  Let’s get a Type 45 destroyer off the coast of Gaza and provide a guided missile umbrella defence.  We have submarines in the Mediterranean and they should be sinking all Israeli warships in the region.

Israel is a pariah state.  That is a fact, irrespective of all the slimy, corrupt, Israel supporters in Washington and Parliament. It is in breach of more than 60 UN resolutions.  Its conduct in Gaza is illegal.  Its leaders and members of its armed forces are war criminals and must be arrested on sight anywhere in the world. Apologists for this outlaw regime, particularly if they sit in Parliament, Congress or the Senate should understand that they are complicit in war crimes if they seek to assist Israel. They too should be subject to arrest. If Cameron offers any further succour to Israel, he too becomes a legitimate target.

Stop the Nazionist Israeli regime now before one more child is murdered.

When Israel Attacked The Gaza Convoy We Did Nothing. Now See The Result.

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gaza convoy

May 2010

The world, NATO, the USA, Europe but most of all Britain should hang its head in shame.  We are disgraced, complicit and culpable.

Our  appeasement of Israel is disgusting and we have only ourselves to blame.  The blood of Palestinian children is on the hands of those in Whitehall and Westminster who surrendered to zionism.

As I wrote four years ago, ‘Send British Troops To Gaza. Nazi Israel Must Be Stopped‘. We did nothing and we have done nothing since except appease the tyrannical zionists.

Britain must act now. We must never, ever forget how our so-called leaders have behaved.  They are not to be trusted or relied on.  They are traitors to humanity.

Written by Peter Reynolds

July 1, 2014 at 8:03 am