VACY VLAZNA. The ABC is USA/Israel’s mouthpiece on Gaza

 

The ABC yet again, obediently, is cranking out Israeli propaganda on Sunday’s Israeli assault on the besieged Palestinians in Gaza parroting that Israeli is merely protecting its citizens against Hamas ‘militants’- rather than the truth that Hamas resistance is protecting Palestinian families from Israeli belligerence and Israel’s 12 year illegal siege.  

Of course there is no independent ABC research into the source and facts of this latest Israeli war crime. Why do research when the Israeli hasbara office provides your fake news?

On Mondoweiss, James North reports Once again, ‘NYT’ distorts the news, dishonestly making Gazans the aggressor and Israel the victim :

“Amos Harel, who covers the military for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, is hardly a supporter of Hamas. But he is an honest reporter, and you can turn to him (or one of his colleagues), rather than to the New York Times whenever there is a new outbreak of violence so you can try and figure out what is actually happening.

Amos Harel tells a more complicated story. He reports that the day before the rocket barrage, during Friday protests along the Gaza border, an Israeli jeep came under fire; one Israeli officer received “moderate” wounds and a soldier was wounded lightly.

Then,

Israel responded with tanks and aerial strikes, killing two Hamas military wing members. Two more Palestinian protesters were killed by Israeli fire in separate incidents along the border.

Four dead Palestinians. Only then did the Gaza militant groups “respond,” with the rocket attack.”

Hamas rockets, according to Norman Finkelstein are fireworks in comparison to Israel’s nuclear military might. The ABC knows that. It knows Hamas has no airforce, no navy, no army and that Palestinians in Gaza have no safe place to escape Israeli bombardment.

Spreading fake news is consummately immoral and dangerous. It makes the ABC an accomplice to Israeli state terrorism which for 70 years has killed, maimed  tortured, arbitrarily imprisoned, traumatised, humiliated thousands upon thousands Palestinian children, youth, women and men. Real people, real lives, real suffering.

The ABC shows no respect for international law on the matter of Palestine, no respect for Palestinian armed resistance against Israel’s international law violations, no respect for the year long unarmed resistance by Palestinian youth facing jewish snipers and the 251 slaughtered including 47 children.

Its faux coverage of Palestine, Syria, Venezuela, Iran testifies ABC independent journalism does not exist (apart from a handful of its journalists).

We are told that the ABC is a ‘government-owned’ broadcaster, fact is, the real owners are Australian taxpayers and the ABC’s responsibility is to them- to report the truth.

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9 Responses to VACY VLAZNA. The ABC is USA/Israel’s mouthpiece on Gaza

  1. Susan Walmsley says:

    The comments seem to have shifted from the premise that the ABC is just another Western/Israeli establishment spinner of propaganda. It seems it is. Sadly it looks to be moving into the realm of the corporate led government echo chamber as it prepares to be “privatised” to support the endless stream of fake neocon narratives. The powerful Israeli lobby seems to have a strong hold on them but is not the only bias coming through.
    The 4 Corners non-sense on Russian interference in the US elections was clearly anti- Russian propaganda and now it is proven it was all based on DNC spin without a shred of evidence. This 3 part “investigation” was an insult to those who once trusted this organisation to rise above such prejudiced twisted information with garbled commentary by CIA compulsive liars like Clapper. How many days over the last 17 yrs have they repeated “terrorism”in some form. A classic propaganda technique to excuse endless war.
    It’s not our ABC anymore and a Coalition government in bed with Murdoch will finish it off. They are on the IPA’s hit list in the quest for “freedom” whatever that means.
    ABC reporting can’t be trusted unless it is properly funded to do real journalism and employ fearless truth tellers. That’s what we should get from the people’s ABC

  2. Peter Best says:

    Israel needs lebensraum. Poland’s lucky the Mediterranean’s in the way.

  3. Hal Colebatch says:

    And it has been like this from the beginning. When Zionist terrorists drove a war-weary Britain to the conclusion that the Mandated Territory of Palestine was just ungovernable and surrendered the mandate, the UN proposed a two state solution, with the proviso that Arabs who wanted to could continue living in the Jewish state, and Jews could continue living in the Arab state. Arabs rejected this because they saw no reason for the Palestinians to make way for European migrants, and the Zionists rejected it because they wanted to expel all the Arabs, and had already started their ‘ethnic cleansing’ at gun-point. This left the issue in the hands of the armed extremists on both sides (including the Israeli military). Settlements in the occupied West Bank were specifically established so that no Israeli government could relinquish the territory, and so the conflict could never be settled . And Hamas was nurtured and supported by the Israelis (Mossad) in order to weaken Fatah and the Palestinian Authority. The Palestinian people are just the pawns in this game.

    • Vacy Vlazna says:

      1.The Balfour Declaration is null and void:

      “Its promise to use its best endeavours to facilitate the Zionist project could be interpreted as a promise to give to the Zionists what Britain did not have to give, in violation of the established legal maxim nemo dat quod non habet (nobody can give what he does not possess).” Might over Right, Adel Safty, 2009, p.22. (A highly recommended and significant read.)

      2. According to renowned professor of international law, Francis Boyle, the UN had/ has no legal power to approve or enforce partition,

      “The United Nations had no business offering the nation of one people to the people of many nations. Its General Assembly had neither the legal nor the legislative powers to impose such a resolution or to convey title of a territory; Articles 10, 11 and 14 of the UN Charter bestows the right on the General Assembly merely to recommend resolutions.”

      3. Today, the recognition of the State of Israel could be tantamount to a situation where Catholic immigrants, armed by Catholic nations, unilaterally proclaimed the USA as the State of Catholic Christendom and then initiated the New Crusades against Americans to expel and deport the Protestants, Jews etc to Canada and elsewhere.

      4. Reasonably, Palestinians opposed partition just as Australians would if a rogue UN gave the nod to partition Australia.

      5. The two state solution is dead. Ironically Israel’s settlement expansion killed it. Support for one state where Palestinians and Israelis “live under the same constitution and same social contract that provides them with freedom, justice and dignity for all.” is gaining traction.

  4. Helen Rainger says:

    “Palestinian Authority…unwillingness to set clear terms for the establishment of a Palestinian State…”
    This line leapt out at me. The terms for the ‘establishment of a Palestinian State’ have been set out by the PA and others: a Palestinian State alongside the State of Israel, a two-state solution. The continuing extension of Israeli settlements, promoted by the Israeli Government, have made this all but impossible.

    • Jim Kable says:

      Actually Helen there is nowadays no way that a two-state solution to the occupation and theft of Palestine by the European/US arrivals post-WWII can ever be achieved. From my reading the only possible solution is a one-state Palestine – a proper democracy – the return of Palestinian land and houses and orchards and water stolen by the Israeli regimes since 1948 – and proper compensation paid to those murdered by the IDF/their governments. Sanctions against the US for the billions it provides/has provided to the Israeli regimes …might not go amiss, either.

    • Harold Zwier says:

      Helen Rainger, one would have thought that the number 1 imperative of the Palestinian leadership would be to negotiate and establish a state. But that has not happened and all the criticism of Israel as the intransigent party in this conflict avoids scrutiny of the Palestinian leadership. Clearly there is a strong power imbalance between Israel and Palestine, and Israeli “facts on the ground” have strengthened their negotiating position, but Palestinians have yet to push a position that would realistically allow both sides to commit. And the longer this impasse continues the worse off the Palestinians will be. The Israelis can commit to a state with defined borders, but Palestinians are unwilling to commit because it will crystallise what they have lost. There is no ultimate justice in resolving the conflict. Being willing to give up something significant (by both sides) is the only possible path.

  5. Harold Zwier says:

    Asserting Israel’s sole culpability in the latest outbreak of hostilities is as much a feature of most debates relating to the Israeli Palestinian conflict as is the opposing view that Hamas is a terrorist organisation that deserves to be wiped out. The real problem, about how to settle the conflict, is not discussed in depth. End the occupation, is the slogan of choice and for many it seems to also be the end of discussion. Intransigence by the Israelis to finding a path out of the conflict is obvious by its actions and its belief in its ability to manage the status quo. But both Hamas, who refuses to recognise Israel, and the Palestinian Authority whose unwillingness to set clear terms for the establishment of a Palestinian State suggests it doesn’t have a clear united goal, speak of profound disunity on the Palestinian side. The combination of Israeli intransigence and Palestinian disarray will see this conflict drag on for decades and every so often there will be outbreaks of violence that will inevitably detrimentally affect Palestinians more than Israelis. But both sides play their parts in this tragedy.

    • Lynne Newington says:

      I quess the bottom line is this…
      The conflict continues because the Jewish state exists…….

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