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Saturday, September 17, 2005

The new enemy of the Palestinians: Autistic kids

A former Israeli and walking pile of shit Daniel Machobar has got the British government to issue an arrest warrant against former Israeli general, and hero Doron Almog who has tried to visit Britain.
Former IDF Southern Commander Maj. Gen. (res.) Doron Almog was forced Sunday to abandon plans to visit Britain at the last minute, after Muslim groups charged him with crimes against humanity for "his military role against the Palestinian people."
Israel's ambassador in London, Tzvi Hefetz, spoke with Almog during the flight, advised him not to get off the plane, and said if he entered Britain he would be served with the claim.
It gets even worse. Apparently the Yesh Gvul movement, supporting Israelis who refuse to serve in the West Bank and Gaza has provided Machobar with the documents he filed the lawsuit with. The following interview with Machobar exposes surprizing statements which I believe should make anyone realise just what kind of a moonbat this man is. A few selected quotes:
In May 2005, Machover signed a letter in support of an academic boycott against Israeli universities, as adopted by Britain’s Association of University Teachers. The letter called on European governments to pass sanctions on Israeli universities.

In October 2000, Machover signed a letter which compared the Oslo peace process to “apartheid.”

“To the dismay of the Israeli government, the Palestinian people would not put up or shut up with apartheid masquerading as peace process. The barbaric Israeli response is the mowing down of unarmed civilians utilizing Apache (helicopter) gunships and tanks. Israel inflicts collective punishment, such as destruction of homes and the cutting of utilities. All because the Palestinians will not accept apartheid…. The truth is now out and the Oslo sham cannot be resurrected,” said the letter.

You see, to Machober even Oslo was racist, why? Because he supports the right of return and the desruction of Israel. And so do his clients.

Machover’s client, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, is a politicized nongovernmental organization. The organization’s ‘philosophy’ page on its website condemns “Israel's violent campaign to crush the Al-Aqsa Intifada and maintain the Occupation since September 2000,” and omits any condemnation of Palestinian suicide terrorism against Israeli civilians.
The question remains. Why did Doron Almog come to London and why was it so important to the crazy self-hating jew to stop him. Did he try to collect money for the Israeli soldiers? Prehaps he was having secret talks negotiating weapon sells to Israel? Or maybe he was developing deadly bananas to be handed out to Palestinian children?
The answers are no, no and no. He was doing something much much worse. He was collecting money for a youth village for his retarted, autist son, Eran, and his friends.

Now, as chairman of Aleh Negev, Almog is leading a project to build Israel's first facility for the care of severely disabled adults – like Eran. Almog and his wife had been on thier way to England this week to participate in a fundraiser for Aleh Negev.

He had been planning to raise funds in the country for a children's village for severely disabled children that he plans to build in the Negev.

A story on his son Eran can be found here.

"Taking care of my boy -- that's the most immense challenge I've ever faced," says the trim general, sitting in his backyard, watching his son, Eran, frolic in a toddler's wading pool. Eran is 20. He wears a diaper, chews only baby food, and cannot speak. He is autistic and mentally retarded.

Eran has never said 'Dad' or 'Mom'. But when Almog calls his son, he looks up at him, his eyes beaming.

Oh the horror. The unimaginable war crimes of helping sick kids. He must be stopped. Thank you Britain, thank you Yesh Gvul, and thank you Daniel Machobar for stopping him.


  • The Israeli court system has failed so the rest of the world must take responsibility, as argued by Israelis:

    Last update - 10:49 14/09/2005

    In the dock

    By Haaretz Editorial

    The arrest warrant that awaited Major General (res.) Doron Almog in Great Britain, and similar arrest warrants that may await other senior officers like Dan Halutz and Moshe Ya'alon, are not a diplomatic incident between Israel and Great Britain. Similar warrants could crop up in every country that has added the Geneva Convention to its body of laws - when a complaint is issued in these countries of a severe human rights violation, its legal authorities can try any person, even if they are not a citizen of that country and even if they carried out the alleged crimes in another country. According to the ruling of the Court of Appeals in The Hague, immunity from prosecution is extended only to presiding heads of state and foreign ministers.

    The countries of the free world have decided that because it is not always possible to depend on countries to try their own war criminals, punishment for serious crimes should pursue their perpetrators to any place they seek asylum. The universal authority other nations have taken on themselves has been applied with great enthusiasm in recent years, as a counterweight to the U.S. opposition to cooperation with the International War Crimes Tribunal. Thus in Switzerland and Germany, citizens from the former Yugoslavia were convicted for human rights violations in Bosnia, and Pakistani nationals were tried in Great Britain for crimes committed in Afghanistan.

    Tony Blair would probably have been happy to prevent the issuing of the arrest warrant against Almog, knowing that his officers stationed in Iraq might be subjected to similar treatment elsewhere in Europe. But in Great Britain, as in other democracies, law enforcement authorities operate independently. Supporters of the separation of powers cannot complain to the government of Great Britain for persecuting Israelis. The international wave of terror has changed the rules of the game, and many enlightened countries are taking measures that are not commensurate with the protection of human rights. This is not to say that countries, especially democracies, can do whatever they choose when it comes to the war on terror. Courts are meant to serve as moral barriers against the use of unreasonable means. However the courts in Israel turned their heads when asked to address the demolition of hundreds of houses in Gaza, the expropriation of private lands for the use of the occupying country, and the expulsion of 25,000 Palestinians from their homes in Hebron to expand the Jewish quarter. None of these constitutes valid means in the war on terror. The vacuum created by judges in Israel in dealing with these issues is what led to the appeal to the legal authorities in Europe.

    One can complain about the hypocrisy of legal authorities who are tough on Israel and easy on other countries. One can ascribe political and anti-Semitic motives to plaintiffs and judges. But it is hard to claim that our hands are clean. Every officer who carries out an order involving serious human rights violations must take into consideration that he will find himself in the dock. An unbalanced and disproportionate use of universal authority to bring individuals to trial may sometimes be excessive and unjust, but the abrogation of the option to pursue war criminals wherever they may be could bring the wheels of justice grinding to a halt.

    Either High Court, or House of Lords

    By Michael Sfard

    The farce of General (res.) Dan Almog's escape from London this week to avoid arrest for interrogation for war crimes should not have surprised anyone. Anyone involved in law who is familiar with the methods of international criminal justice knows that the incidents of Israel Defense Forces officers fleeing Europe to elude arrest will increase in the near future. In Israel, a decision was made not to investigate war crimes; war criminals have not been prosecuted; no questions were asked as to what was permitted and what forbidden in occupied territory; and a lot of war crimes were indeed perpetrated.

    All this could and should have been prevented by the only system of rule that is not elected and is not subject to public pressure (or at least should not be) - the justice system. In shirking its responsibility, the Israeli justice system transferred the obligation to act to foreign justice systems. In fearing rulings on the legality of IDF actions in the territories, the Israeli justice system abandoned IDF officers and soldiers to international criminal justice.

    Thus did the High Court of Justice rule last week in a petition filed by the Yesh Gvul peace movement and five authors and poets, asking the court to order an investigation into the assassination of Saleh Shehadeh - one of the incidents in which Almog is a suspect in London. In order to eliminate Shehadeh, the Israeli Air Force dropped a bomb weighing one ton on the al-Daraj neighborhood of Gaza City, killing 15 and wounding over 150. The IAF commander at the time, now Chief of Staff Dan Halutz, said that he lost no sleep over that operation. The petition, however, lay in the court's file room for almost two years before being granted a hearing date.

    Now, when the petitioners have finally managed to get a hearing set, the panel of justices, headed by Supreme Court Vice President Mishael Cheshin, decided not to hold the hearing, but rather to combine the case with a petition by the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel, filed in January 2002 against the liquidation policy. The court, however, is not moving toward a ruling on that petition, either. Hearings on the petition against the liquidations were suspended in February, three and a half years after the original filing.

    So what's going on here? There were two petitions, one requesting that the policy of execution without trial, officially being implemented by the state, is illegal, and another asking for the investigation of an incident of mass killing from a bomb dropped by an IAF fighter jet onto a densely populated residential area. In both cases the court has been avoiding a ruling for years.

    And that's not all. At the outbreak of the al-Aqsa intifada, former judge advocate general Major General Menahem Finkelstein decided on a policy whereby Military Police Investigations would not look into the killing of Palestinian civilians, apart from exceptional cases. Finkelstein's successor adopted this non-investigation policy, and the High Court has refrained for over two years from ruling on a petition regarding the legality of such a policy. There is no investigation, no legal debate and no ruling on whether all this is legal.

    Unlike common crimes, war crimes are international crimes. This means that when the law enforcement authorities in the home country of the suspect prove they are incapable or uninterested in investigating and judging those responsible, international law obligates all other countries to investigate them and try them if there is enough evidence. If not Israel, then England. If not the High Court, then the House of Lords.

    As long as the chief military prosecutor and Israeli justices do not understand that a proper investigation of events that raise suspicions that war crimes may have taken place, and exacting justice on those responsible, is not only the moral thing to do but rather the right thing to do from a patriotic standpoint, then more and more IDF officers will have to spend their vacations in the Golan Heights and Eilat.

    The writer is an expert in international human rights law and represents the petitioners in the first two petitions mentioned in the article.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:10 AM, September 19, 2005  

  • "The writer is an expert in international human rights law"

    Yeah, but who are you?

    By Blogger Nemesis6, at 2:18 AM, September 19, 2005  

  • Your nemesis

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:56 AM, September 19, 2005  

  • Well, regardless of who the annonymous guy is, I can, quite off-topically(Can you say that? :)) say that autism really sucks. Believe me, I know.

    Anyway, I wonder if they would stop if they were to find out that he was not guilty. I think it would discredit the U.K. Government so much that that they'd be the laughing stock of the Right. The Left side of the political spectrum would of course honour them as heroes, but still...

    By Blogger Nemesis6, at 10:24 PM, September 19, 2005  

  • The charges against Almog were dropped about a week ago, to the great disappointment of the Haaretz editorial staff and Jew-hating Haaretz cut & pasters world-wide.

    Apparently the charges were politically motivated and based on flawed evidence. Shocking.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:08 PM, September 24, 2005  

  • Ha'aretz could just as easily be published in Gaza City, Damascus, Beirut or Riyahd, to name just a few appropriate locales.

    Aleh is a great cause. We've been to their annual dinners. Almog is often there - a wonderful person. The organization is efficiently run and they do angelic work.

    Give the Brits and Mr. Analnymous above the finger by sending Aleh a generous donation: Aleh donation info page.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:34 AM, September 25, 2005  

  • Sharon is Obese.If he were on the Beach someone would throw him back in.

    By Blogger Janice, at 10:14 PM, September 25, 2005  

  • Yes, it's nice to have so many thoughtful, open-minded people reading this blog. Really an uplifting dialogue on these issues, and the level of analysis... ! People who quote Ha'aretz must be jew-haters, Ha'aretz is an Arab publication, give the finger to people who disagree. Palestinians are filth and coackroaches.

    "The charges against Almog were dropped about a week ago, to the great disappointment of the Haaretz editorial staff and Jew-hating Haaretz cut & pasters world-wide."

    "Ha'aretz could just as easily be published in Gaza City, Damascus, Beirut or Riyahd, to name just a few appropriate locales.

    Give the Brits and Mr. Analnymous above the finger by sending Aleh a generous donation"

    From another post: "Palestinians are the filth of humanity. Human cockroaches that do nothing but destroy everything in their path."

    This is a high-level of discourse. I really feel like it challenges me morally and intellectually. Ah Israel, is it any wonder that you have "the most moral army in the world"? And just imagine the democracy that is nourished by such enlightened debate.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:04 AM, September 26, 2005  

  • What's the matter ISM'er?

    You can dish it out but you can't take it?

    You think you're intellectually engaging people by cutting and pasting articles from a crackpot Israeli radical leftwing revisionist paper?

    Who cares!

    Whine away.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:43 AM, September 26, 2005  

  • ISMer, I think you'll find that we're all pro-Palestinian, but not in the sense that you would think -,7340,L-3093122,00.html

    In my opinion, you are the person who's condescending to the Palestinians. You are the one who justifies all their actions, justifies their insane and sick culture, never blaming them for anything. I think always seeing them as victims and justifying their behaviour on those grounds is, in my opinion once again, condescending. They are capable, so shouldn't we hold them to the same standards as everyone else, and criticize them when they do something wrong?

    Speaking of high-level discourse, you shouldn't talk... You're the one who's trolling a blog because you don't like the country where the author is from. You rarely argue any valid points. Expressing your viewpoint is one thing, but your interest in this blog is really just one of cutting, pasting, and trolling. All because you don't like Israel.

    By Blogger Nemesis6, at 6:13 PM, September 26, 2005  

  • Hey ISM'er!

    Many happy returns!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:28 PM, September 26, 2005  

  • Thanks for this story, especially the link to profile of Gen. Almog and his son, Eran. I have known people who were mentally retarded or autistic, but not both. I can only imagine what a heavy burden, Gen Almog and his wife have had and continue to carry. It is beautiful what they are doing.

    The attempt to arrest Gen Almog in London, using the anti-Terror Task Force, is an Obscneity beyond mention! Israel should take action, perhaps withold intelligence information regarding terrorists, untill this harrassment stops in Britain and the rest of Europe.

    By Anonymous David All, at 12:52 AM, September 29, 2005  

  • Just to say Shana Tova, and many thanks to you and all your comrades in the IDF who have kept us all so safe this past year.

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:12 PM, October 19, 2005  

  • Why are you guys talking/analyzing the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel bacterial infection in the form of Andrew? This particular ISMer sounds like a product of Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington. If he is indeed a student there then it is clear what and who he is even without his ISM affiliation. Larry Mosqueda, a nasty thing or even worse than a nasty thing, happens to teach there. So, Andrew may have taken his classes. I communicated with Larry briefly and a sicko came across as a deranged vermin. However, even if he is deranged he is not stupid enough to venture out to Iraq, Chechnya, Sudan, Somalia or Syria. A vermin in the form of Larry Mosqueda will continuously blame the USA and Israel from the comfortable confines of his American environment. One of his students was Rachel (Rat) Corrie who moved to hell to serve her humanitarian function there for the eternity.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:19 PM, November 01, 2005  

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