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Israel is full of sh*t - literally

And you thought it was just figuratively.

According to a report that examines how effective economic sanctions and divestment might be in forcing Israel to end its occupation of Palestine . . .
Israel is the “biggest exporter of fertilizers, polished diamonds and industrial oils. It exports 57% of the total world exports of fertilizers, 34% of the total exports of polished diamonds, 26% of the total exports of industrial oils and 12% of the total weapons sales.”
Why am I not surprised? They really are full of sh*t!

And that's not all.
Since 2002, Israel has become a LENDING market. Foreign aid from places such as the United States and Germany has given Israel “a powerful base of foreign currency which strengthened its economy.” Since 1996, Israel has steadily increased its Central Bank reserves initiated by a 9 billion dollar grant from the United States under the Clinton Administration in a move designed to stabilize the Israeli economy.
That's 9 BILLION DOLLARS - a GRANT - the kind you need NOT pay back.

For the record, the governments of Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana had to BORROW - at interest - most of the money the federal government made available to them after Katrina AND they were forced to sign a loan agreement that included an unprecedented provision that FOREVER bars loan forgiveness - under ANY circumstance.

Don't believe me? Here's Dubya talking to Matt Lauer about it.
[Matt Lauer:] there was recently a loan package approved by Congress, a billion dollars in emergency loans for the states hardest hit by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. That's the good news. Some Democrats complain that there was wording taken out of that loan package, a forgiveness clause that has traditionally been included in loan packages in the past. And they're wondering why these three states were singled out. Would you ask Congress to go back into that legislation and reinstate the forgiveness clause?

THE PRESIDENT: I think Congress - what Congress said is that the previous loans were limited to a relatively small amount of money. These loans are much greater loans. And that what Congress has said is you'll have five years to repay, plus an additional five years to repay. And so I think it's a kind of package that Congress was comfortable with giving and I was happy to sign it.
Get it? One billion dollars loaned to our own states is so much money that they have to pay it back, while 9 billion dollars handed - as a gift - to Israel is well deserved. Or, so the logic goes.

Anyway, the report on Israel concludes that a boycott would not work.
In the event of an effective sanctions and divestment campaign, Israel is better positioned and protected from the effects for a longer period of time due to the size of these reserves.

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[In fact,] Israel has also, surprisingly, gained revenue from the increase in humanitarian assistance to the Occupied Palestinian Territories since the signing of the Oslo Accords. Israel has imposed TAXES and TARIFFS on these funds and has BENEFITED GREATLY from this financial arrangement.
Jaw drops to the ground.
Israel, according [to] the AIC report, was the 10th largest arms exporter in the world. In 2001, Israel sold a variety of military systems to over 57 countries in the world. Israel is the 4th biggest arms dealer to developing countries.

Though many Arab countries have boycotted Israel for decades, countries such as Saudi Arabia will be forced to drop their boycott as a condition of joining the World Trade Organization.
Just goes to show that all the so-called opposition Israel gets from the UN is nothing but smoke and mirrors. When it comes to meat and potatoes, the UN always stands by Israel.

On the flip side, there is hope that some economic sanctions might work . . .
Though South Africa had a wealth of natural resources which lessened the economic impact of the sanctions against it, Israel’s economy relies on the import of raw materials to drive its economy. Raw materials, energy resources and unpolished diamonds made up the majority of Israel’s imports. Israel is the 8th largest per capita exporter in the world and 10th biggest per capita importer in the world.
This works against them if countries decide to stop exporting raw materials to Israel. But, generally, the US supports Israel so heavily that any significant initiative must include support from the US.
The US funds Israel at a rate of close to $3 billion per annum. In 2004, the US gave $2.64 billion to Israel. The AIC report also shows that the costs of the occupation surpass the amount of foreign aid which Israel receives. Israel has also confiscated foreign currency sent to the Palestinians.
'Oh, but Israel is so good. Israel is so fair. Israel is so honest.' What a crock of sh*t.

Even Israel's so-called 'mainstream peace movement' "supported the construction of the Separation Wall and the bombing of Lebanon."

Let's face it. Israel is a paranoid schizophrenic pariah state and the sooner the US pulls the plug on it, the better. Let them fend for themselves, or play nice with their neighbors.

17 Comments:

At Wednesday, August 23, 2006, Blogger ari975 said...

So many facts you talk about, many of them are facts of envy. Facts that feed antisemitism.
These are not facts of the situation at hand. This is what I hear from your words. The real
simple facts are that every time Israel tries to take a step forward to peace (by giving back
land or lowering restraints) the Extreme Islamic Terrorists read this as a "win" by using their
terror, hence inflicting more terror will give them more of What they want.
An example is When Israel left the area surrounding Gaza, The bombings in the near by towns
happened daily sent by terrorists from within Gaza. Israel must defend itself from these
terrorist attacks. Not all Islamic people are terrorists and all the rest suffer from these
terrorists when Israel tries to defend itself. Lebanon must take responsibility of the terror
that comes from its borders.

 
At Wednesday, August 23, 2006, Blogger lesliemai said...

being against zionist terrorism is not being anti jewish. ther are many many decent jewish people that are not zionists, so ari please dont use the race card, its old , tired, and oh so very redundant.

 
At Wednesday, August 23, 2006, Blogger srknl said...

So why is it soo bad, unthinkable and unmentionable being antisemite, yet it is alright to be anti-islam and anti-mulim?
Aren't muslims just as human as semites? don't they have bodies and blood like the semites? Don't they grieve for the loss of their loved ones or feel pain and discomfort when they are persecuted and thrown away from their homes?
I really am most confused and ignorant about this whole issue and would love to have an answer to this query of mine.
Can anyone out there help me with this one?

 
At Wednesday, August 23, 2006, Blogger ari975 said...

srknl

Anti-Semitism is hostility toward Jews as a religious, ethnic, or racial group, which can range in expression from individual hatred to institutionalized, violent persecution.

Any type of Preaching towards Anti-religion, if it is Jews, Islam Christians or any kind of religion is unjust and should be considered illegal!

I hope to believe that the majority of people that speak of anti-Islam are actually anti terror.
The problem is that not all Islam are Terrorists but almost all the global Terrorism comes from and is preached from inside Islam.

 
At Wednesday, August 23, 2006, Blogger ari975 said...

lesliemai

There was no "race card" used here,
You are totally brain washed and you are not even using the brain washed properties expressing these brain washed attribute in proper context or form.

In affect you are doing more harm to Islam's side by displaying un-relevant dialog and rendered quotes that are not even accurate in form.

 
At Wednesday, August 23, 2006, Blogger nesNYC said...

The real
simple facts are that every time Israel tries to take a step forward to peace (by giving back
land or lowering restraints) the Extreme Islamic Terrorists read this as a "win" by using their
terror, hence inflicting more terror will give them more of What they want.


A historical fact is that Israel has actually given very little back. Those "Islamic Terrorists" are nothing more than Zionist false flags to continue the process of expansion. Israel must be disbanded and soon for the sake of world peace.

 
At Wednesday, August 23, 2006, Blogger gnostalgia said...

Israel gives nothing back without a sinister catch. So called free zones in Gaza are still subject to extreme control by the IDF and are partitioned by fences and checkpoints that prevent all freedom and quality of life for the Palestinians. They also still control the airspace over Gaza and use this to terrorize and harrass the people constantly on the excuse of flying military exercises over Gaza.

ari975, you can't obscure the facts of Israel's horrific oppression of Gaza and theft of the West Bank. Envy? This is a tired old cliche. No one is jealous of Israel. Why would anyone who loves freedom and justice be jealous of Israel, an apartheid paranoid state that lives in constant fear of it's neighbors because it has made clear to those neighbors that their land is needed for Greater Israel and that their lives by the thousands are not worth one Jewish fingernail.

What you see is not envy. It is disgust.

 
At Wednesday, August 23, 2006, Blogger gnostalgia said...

btw, ari975. You seem to have a lot of free time on your hands.

 
At Wednesday, August 23, 2006, Blogger Whitewraithe said...

Wholeheartily agree, Gnos! I just watched "The Iron Wall", about Israel's wall of hate that began in 2002, which I have yet to see on U.S. t.v.

How a country allegedly created for the safety of the jewish people, (which we now know was a smokescreen), where settlement citizens roam the streets of Palestinian cities like Hebron and kill with impunity is beyond inhumane - it is calculated, cold-blooded barbarity at its worst. And this is God's chosen!!!!!!!!!!!

Israeli settlers and the IDF are no better than the Klu Klux Klan were, who paraded around in white robes killing any black person they saw, humiliating them, burning their homes, or raping their women. It is all the same sick, twisted ideology - that of hate, lack of understanding, and fear.

Furthermore, the settlements have inadequate sewage facilities, so the human waste is pouring out onto what's left of Palestinian fields ruining their remaining agricultural resources. These Israelis are so egregiously hateful that they even go so far as to cut down olive trees in front of Palestinian homes.

When the wall is finally completed in Jerusalem, Palestinians will be denied the right to one of their holiest places, the al Aqsa Masque. Obviously, this is another zionist plot to crush the Palestinian spirit and rebuild the Temple Mount in order to bring to fruition the jewish messianic prophecy. I can see the handwriting all over that repugnant wall.

So, Ari - who have the terrorists always been? It sounds as if you are as misinformed about this issue as westerners are. Before the creation of Israel, jews and palestinians lived in relative peace and cooperation for centuries until Zionism destroyed the solidarity and corrupted Judaism.

Get a clue, go get educated before you lose the opportunity, and leave your tired anti-semitic tripe on another pro-israeli forum.

 
At Thursday, August 24, 2006, Blogger ari975 said...

gnostalgia

Facts of Envy was not expressed to Islam or to other people but to the writer of "Israel is full of sh*t - literally" by qrswave who writes about many facts of Israels success into a negative view.
Personally I do not think That Israel's Success is The Envy of the Islamic World.

When IDF Totally left Gaza and took with it (Forcefully removed) about 10,000 Jewish settlers in the outskirts of Gaza, the Palestinians were totally free. This again describes Israel willingness towards a peace process. The Extremest used this time to spread Terror by shooting rockets daily from within civilian areas of Gaza into the Civilian cities of Israel from Sderot up to Askelon.
The IDF had no other option but to go back into Gaza to stop this terror with force and bring safety upon the Israel citizens.

These Extremest are the true cause for the current "quality of life for the Palestinians".

 
At Thursday, August 24, 2006, Blogger qrswave said...

Ari - give it up, man.

Your line of reasoning is devoid of logic - just a string of excuses and blame shifting.

Me - envy Israel? What a joke!

What you see, my friend is disgust and outrage. And I have every right to be when MY Congress pays MY money to these people while claiming that they serve US.

Excuse me, but last I checked - Israel was not part of the United States of America. You want to live your lives attacking and mauling your neighbors - do it on your dime.

 
At Thursday, August 24, 2006, Blogger ari975 said...

Whitewraithe

Nobody denies the terrible situation of the Palestinians.
The Extremest Palestinians bring this situation upon themselves and the rest of the innocent Palestinians, Read the facts that I write in prior comments, These Facts are not "misinformed information" but are truths that are documented.
Every time Israel tries to make the situation for the Palestinians better by leaving them to their on devices, The extremists look at it as an "Win" using terror and that their use of destruction and killings can gain even more.
The Palestinian governing people and citizens must take themselves into there own hands and start developing peace by baning terrorism and hatred and investing in education and infrastructure instead of terror. Terror will always cause Israel to be on a defensive, hence bad situation for the Palestinians.

 
At Thursday, August 24, 2006, Blogger ari975 said...

qrswave

OK Now I understand, Its not Envy issue, I accept your fix.
I understand that its a money issue. A personal money issue.
I can also understand the gripe, when the money is going for something you do not believe in.
I do not know much about US foreign policy so I can not elaborate on these issues.

What I can elaborate on is the false propaganda people disperse, My duty here is to tell the true facts as clear as I can against false facts that are being written and also to shout that all of these facts don't even matter.
Lets stop talking about facts and stop talking about the past and start to work on the future so that qrswave wont have to spend so much money on something that he doesn't believe in.

 
At Thursday, August 24, 2006, Blogger sabastian long said...

I was wondering if someone could explain what an Islamic terrorist is?

I know what a zionist terrorist is and an american terrorist is. But this Islamic facists and terrorists. Can a person be a Catholic terrorist or a Buddist Terrorist?


nesnyc nice picture.

 
At Friday, August 25, 2006, Blogger zalame said...

I guess we all know what the Muslim Ummah exports.

> Even Israel's so-called 'mainstream
> peace movement' "supported the
> construction of the Separation Wall and > the bombing of Lebanon.

Maybe its because after Israel withdrew to the international border six years ago, crossing the international border to attack it is considered an act of war?

No, of course not... the mean Zionists just decided to drop bombs on us... boo hoo.

 
At Saturday, August 26, 2006, Blogger LanceThruster said...

This site has got some great stuff. Has anyone noticed any upsurge in Israel supporters on the net? I was curious since there was that article that talked about the 5000 cyber-warriors deployed. Haaretz article, statement by Israeli leadership, funded through Foreign Affairs department internships. It mentioned flooding on-line polls and "correcting misinformation", but you know it is probable that it also involves trolls, false flags, 5th columnists, and hacking to name a few. I do not know that I'd be able to tell any change in presence, but they seem Johnny on the spot everywhere I go. Is it simply that that many people just naturally sing the praises of Israel?

 
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