“Netanyahu, ‘Censored Voices,’ and the False Narrative of Self-Defense” by Marjorie Cohn on Global Research, March 6, 2015

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Netanyahu = Plea to US Congress to protect Israel by opposing diplomacy with Iran = Generous military assistance + Missile defense

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Netanyahu = Failed to mention Israel’s ILLEGAL arsenal of 80 to 400 nuclear weapons.


Netanyahu = Day before at AIPAC reiterated the claim that Israel in 1967 Six-Day War acted “to defend itself.” = Israel attacked Egypt, Syria, and Jordan in self-defense, seizing the Palestinian territories in the West Bank, Gaza, Jerusalem, the Golan Heights, and the Sinai Peninsula in 1967 = BIG LIE.

This offensive ROBBERY of TERRITORY = Remained unquestioned

Israel uses this LIE to continue occupying Palestinian lands.

Powerful film “Censored Voices,” at Sundance in February, does not challenge that narrative.

FACT: Declassified documents from Britain, France, Russia and the United States reveal that Egypt, Syria, and Jordan were not going to attack Israel and DID NOT ATTACK and Israel knew it.

FACT:  Israel mounted the first attack to decimate the Egyptian army and take the West Bank.

Two weeks after 1967 war, Amos Oz and Avrahim Shapira visited an Israeli kibbutzim and recorded interviews with several Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers who had just returned from that war. Censored by Israel for many years – finally became public. “Censored Voices” features the taped voices of young IDF soldiers.

FACTS:  IDF Testimonies = Document evidence of targeting civilians and summarily executing prisoners, which constitute war crimes. = A soldier asks himself, “They’re civilians – should I kill them or not?” He replies, “I didn’t even think about it. Just kill! Kill everyone you see.”

FACT:  Soldier says, “Several times we captured guys, positioned them and just killed them.”

FACT: SOLDIER reveals, “In the war, we all became murderers.”

FACT:  SOLDIER says, “Not only did this war not solve the state’s problems, but it complicated them in a way that’ll be very hard to solve.”

FACT:  Soldier likens evacuating Arab villages to what the Nazis did to Jews in Europe.

FACT:  SOLDIER says he watched an Arab man being taken from his home, the soldier states, “I had an abysmal feeling that I was evil.”

FACT:  SOLDIER asks, “Are we doomed to bomb villages every decade for defensive purposes?”

BIG LIE = Israel justifies all of its assaults on Gaza as self-defense, but Israel invariably attacks first, and kills overwhelming numbers of Palestinians – mostly civilians.  Very fewer Israelis are killed by Palestinian rockets.

Israel’s false self-defense claim

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