Bussel Writes, ‘Israel's Capitulation in Seven Days’
By John R. Houk
© June 24, 2015
Here is some evidence of further isolation of Israel that favors Islamic terrorists over the Jewish State’s right to exist in their ancient homeland. Israel’s Foreign Ministry produced an animated video exposing the lies Western Media that villainized Israel and places Gaza ruled Hamas on a pedestal of oppressed victims. The opposite is true.
Arab that call themselves Palestinians REFUSE to accept the sliver of land, which is actually a fraction of entitled land, for Jews to maintain their existence in peace. Rather than live in peace with a Jewish nation using Western Democratic government values, the Arabs maintaining the fallacy of a Palestinian people desire Israel's destruction and a second holocaust of Jewish people.
In the case of the Israel Foreign Ministry’s animated video expose, the Western Media became so hysterical (no doubt egged on by many Western governments), that Israel caved in to the whining for censorship. The video was pulled down by Israel.
I understand why Jew-hating Islamic terrorists waging open terrorism and propaganda terrorism would hate being exposed. However, I was intrigued by how a 49 to 50 second video would cause such vitriol from the Western press. So I went to see if anyone downloaded the video before Israel removed.
If you find a Youtube version it will most likely come up as labeled private or removed at this point. I have found a few places that still have a non-Youtube version. I don’t know how long those links will operate, however I did manage to find a way to capture the video myself. The quality I have is not as good as I hoped (sometime working – sometimes freezing up). I did find a transcript though which you can read below:
“Is it on? Can I start?”
So begins a video produced by Israel’s Foreign Ministry and uploaded to YouTube last week. The 50-second animated clip follows a nameless news reporter and camerawoman on assignment in Gaza during last summer’s war.
In the opening scene, the reporter announces, “We are here in the centre of Gaza. And, as you can see, the people here are trying to live quiet lives.”
A woman wearing a niqab pushes a baby stroller in the background. As she moves off-screen, a terrorist carrying a missile enters the scene. But the reporter doesn’t seem to notice – “There are no terrorists here,” he says, “just ordinary people.” Seconds later, the rocket is launched.
Next, the reporter heads to the tunnels below Gaza. “I’m going into Gaza’s underground city,” he narrates, “a fascinating attempt by Hamas to build a subway system.”
Behind him, the word “Israel” is scrawled on the wall in red ink. Terrorists march through the tunnel carrying weapons.
Meanwhile, the reporter waxes poetic about Gaza’s subterranean infrastructure. “This is actually the first Palestinian subway,” he explains, “which will bring Gaza’s transportation system into the 21st century.”
On the tunnel wall hangs a sign that reads: “Attention! Minimum 8 terrorists per tunnel.”
The third scene finds the reporter back on the streets of Gaza. In the background, a man works at a fruit stand. A rainbow flag flies above him. “There is no doubt that the Palestinian society here is liberal and pluralistic,” the reporter says, “and that Hamas allows everyone to live in dignity.”
As he speaks, a terrorist approaches the fruit vendor, places a bag over his head and carries him away.
At this point, the female camera operator, steps forward. “Wait a minute. Here,” she says, and hands the reporter a pair of glasses. “Maybe now you’ll see the reality of life under Hamas rule.”
The reporter puts them on and immediately appears to suffer a heart attack. He places a hand on his chest, falls backward and is replaced by the words, “Open your eyes. Terror rules Gaza.” (Bold Text is mine - Gaza reporters suffer from impaired vision; From Canadian Jewish News; 6/24/15)
Here is a link to my video capture: https://realtimes.real.com/s/Q7coYX
Here is my Youtube channel post which I suspect the powers that be at the social video network will spank me and remove (but I pray not).
To get an idea of Western Press Criticism read the articles to these headlines:
Foreign Ministry removes animated clip on Gaza that irked foreign press – Jerusalem Post 6/21/2015 14:36
Israel Foreign Ministry removes video ridiculing foreign press from website – Haaretz 6/21/15 2:46 PM
Now to the real inspiration to my thoughts. Ari Bussel sent an editorial showing his displeasure with the Israeli government removing their animated video due to Western pressure. Ari is way more knowledgeable about the details than I, but I couldn’t wrap my mind about he was talking about until I knew more about the video; hence my preceding thoughts. To be better informed YOU NEED to read Ari Bussel’s editorial.
Israel's Capitulation in Seven Days
By Ari Bussel
Sent: 6/23/2015 1:27 PM
“I am going to write,” said my mother with utter determination, a clear indication that the situation reached dire proportions. I can sit and write, but for my mother the mere suggestion is a burden, thus a sign of the desperation of our times.
Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has given up. It took seven days for a 49-second video it had posted to be removed. Apparently, the foreign press stationed in Israel did not like being portrayed as reporting while unable to see the obvious. A sublime message indeed – wear eyeglasses! Be attuned to reality.
The segment highlights a new transportation system being developed in Gaza: European, American and other foreign money at work. It portrays the death tunnels dug from Gaza to Israel for the purpose of infiltrating, kidnapping civilians, murdering and maiming, intended to reap havoc of frightening proportions, as an investment in a modern underground subway system.
Just the audacity to think so creatively is no more than public relations gone amuck.
The segment also shows what “normalcy” in Gaza is all about: There is apparently no terrorism in Hamas-controlled Gaza, where a woman walks a stroller next to a “freedom fighter” launching a rocket (aimed at Israeli civilians) or a person selling produce being kidnapped (likely to be tortured and be put to death), because he is different than what is permissible.
Only 49 seconds. It took Israel seven days to capitulate. Disgraceful, but expected.
We all seem to be concerned with the resurgence of Anti-Semitism around the world, the stunning progress of the BDS movement and vitriolic attacks against Israel on US university campuses.
The spread of all three is Israel’s fault, for having forgotten that a war cannot be won in the defensive—Israel must go on the offensive.
Except, Israel proves time and again that she is not yet ready. In simple terms, only once Israelis suffer beyond a critical point, will they change their modus operandi. Until then, we are told the Government of Israel cannot be seen engaging in Propaganda (everyone else is, but Israel holds herself to a different standard).
Inside Israel, the ruling elites like active judiciary, media, entertainment and academia are engaged in a battle of their own. The current Netanyahu so called “right wing-extremist” government has threatened to pull the plug from selected funding for “cultural” activities that equate Israel’s just fight to survive with that of the terrorists acting against her very being. No more talk of moral equivalency where none exists.
The elites encourage behavior they find offensive in others. To them, the world’s fascination with the BDS movement is wrong, but they are allowed to boycott locations in and products of Judea and Samaria (otherwise known as “Settlements” in “Occupied Territories”).
Oh, how much the elites detest not having a complete and utter say, both in what one must think and how the budgets are to be utilized. They have grown accustomed to everything they say and do as permissible. Thus, several of the past Israeli contenders to the Oscars have been explicitly anti-Israel, all on Israeli taxpayers dime.
My fellow Israel activist and Trouble Maker Dr. Pablo Nankin of Beverly Hills has forwarded a thank you note from Artists Against Apartheid and the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, which states:
The Israeli state has repeatedly evidenced that it relies on artistic propaganda to improve its “international brand” as a pluralistic democracy; all the while continuing state sponsored ethnic cleansing. Performing in Israel, as if it were just another stop on the tour, normalizes the apartheid practiced by the Israeli government...”
Apartheid that exists only in the imagination of the propagandists especially when one notes there are Arab members of the Israeli Parliament, Arab Supreme Court justices, an Arab who oversees Israeli general elections, Arab professors, Arab doctors and nurses at every echelon of society, and Arabs are treated as equal citizens of the Jewish state with one exception, they are exempt from mandatory military service.
Ethnic cleansing of the type possible only in Israel, when the minority population numbers keep growing, longevity keeps increasing as does the quality of life, birth rates are higher than elsewhere and this so-called “Apartheid” state supports it all. For example, fertility treatments in Israel are covered by healthcare and are not limited to a one time only, something that here may cost upwards of fifty thousand dollars per round, successful or not.
A new UN report after a yearlong investigation into last summer’s Operation Protective Edge also finds fault with Israel. Admittedly, says the commission of inquiry, Hamas has committed “crimes” as well, but the playing field is even. The attacker and the attacked are being judged alike, like a rape victim and the rapist.
What a great use of international funds to single out Israel, and only Israel. The number who died during the Operation was most regrettable but completely avoidable. Israel does not want war. A decade ago it left Gaza, its thriving hothouses now turned into terrorist training camps.
The Gazans are not content. They want no more Israel. Until she is eliminated from the map, they will neither slumber nor rest.
They will continue manufacturing and importing rockets and missiles. They will continue digging death tunnels and training their men and women in warfare. They have already reestablished themselves in mosques, kindergartens, (UN) schools, and even under a hospital and within residential buildings. Worst of all, they teach their children hatred from the moment they are born.
In Syria, more people are slaughtered in one week than all those who died in Gaza, but the world remains silent. No one dares lift a finger; as if it is reasonable when two hundred thousand Syrians are slaughtered by their Muslim brethren.
Silent, likely, because the only place where people conduct a chorus of screamers is in Israel. In most all other places they would be dead, but in Israel there is overabundance of freedoms.
Apparently they derive a very twisted sense of vindication when they hit and blame themselves for imaginary ills. In Iran there is an annual holiday, with processions of men beating themselves with metals until they bleed. In Israel the process is done every day of the year and is much easier on the sick who participate, as they take their cause to the radio or TV studios, they sit at cafes or at the opera and they are paid to fly overseas to malign Israel, their own home.
Likely it is a mechanism to garner attention, in a most convoluted way. I am neither a psychologist nor a psychiatrist, but clearly Israel needs one, urgently.
I look forward the day I might be appointed the Chief Propagandist (or Minister of Propaganda) for Israel. Or it can be someone else, as long as the specific title is used. Israel must engage in propaganda, as truth and justice are on her side. Until such day, Israel will keep suffering – by her own hands – and must wake up and realize that to win, she must fight!
Thoughts on ‘Open your eyes. Terror rules Gaza’
By John R. Houk
© June 24, 2015
Israel's Capitulation in Seven Days
This is the latest in the series “Postcards from America – Postcards from Israel,” a collaboration between Zager and Bussel, a foreign correspondent reporting from Israel.
Ari Bussel and Norma Zager collaborate both in writing and on the air in a point-counter-point discussion of all things Israel-related. Together, they have dedicated the past decade to promoting Israel.
© Israel Monitor, June, 2015
First Published June 22, 2015