[cryptome] Re: [cryptome] Israel's Forgotten History: Or: The trouble with the Potted Variety

  • From: "Joe Products" <Joe_Products@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 08:25:03 +0100 (CET)

Method and Madness


NORMAN G. FINKELSTEIN(http://www.orbooks.com/norman-finkelstein/)

"Mr. Finkelstein['s] … research is certainly thorough. His 
characterizations, too, can be brilliant, and he spares nobody …"—The 

"As a work of scholarship and commentary, Method and Madness is simply 
                                                            —Mouin Rabbani, 
Senior Fellow, Institute for Palestine Studies

"One of the most perceptive critics of Israel’s increasingly barbarous 
occupation of Gaza and the West Bank"—TeleSUR

"An undiluted, undoubtedly powerful prosecution case against Israel over the
death and destruction visited on Gaza by its military assaults since 2008." 
—The Independent

"Against tanks, warplanes, drones, high-precision missiles and white 
phosphorus, Finkelstein deploys the weapons of white-hot anger, scathing 
irony, sanity, common sense, international law, rational logic, clear 
analysis and the truth." —New Left Project

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Od: Douglas Rankine <douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Komu: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Datum: 18. 3. 2015 2:44:38
Předmět: [cryptome] Israel's Forgotten History: Or: The trouble with the 
Potted Variety


Dear Colleagues, 


Just a reminder that Israel’s creation as a nation state was not without  
violence...just like every other nation state and the most peculiar and 
dreadful alliances with some of the world’s most obnoxious ant-Semitic 
political  parties...and the borders claimed for Israel have little to do 
with those of 1967.  Not a definitive history of course, as it is only 
Wikipedia, but it does lead on to other areas for those who are interested. 


 Still, I prefer the potted version  meself, much more tolerable. 


See url: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lehi_%28group%29


And for a slightly different interpretation.  See url: http://www.

And: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avraham_Stern



I see Netanyahu is promising the non recognition of a Palestine state as a 
last ditch effort to win, that puts the kybosh on US foreign policy.  


Reminds me of when I had a discussion with a  young Soviet journalist at a 
meeting of the British USSR Friendly Society , who explained to me in great 
detail that the Russian Revolution and establishment of the Soviet Union was
an entirely legal and democratic process.  He was most upset when I laughed.


Apparently, according to the Electoral Reform Society here in the UK, 
proportional representation is more democratic than first past the post!  It
is certainly working in Israel.   Coalitions rather  than outright winners 
appears to be the name of the game in elections these days. 


 Mind you first past the post in the UK looks like it is going to produce 
even more potential for coalition at the General Election in May.   It looks
like we are seeing the break up of the two party system, a much more healthy
politics in my view, it takes away the dual polarity, the north and south, 
left and right, friends or enemies, sort of outlook, makes it all a bit more
confused, and less self righteous.  


 Now that the Israeli election is over, bar the re-appointment of Netanyahu,
I might spend some time looking at the one in the UK...If our colleagues can
stand any more of my utterances. 






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