Israel financed and supported Hamas Islamists in Gaza and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe recognised Hamas as a “Partner for Democracy”: The Hamas manifesto calls for the whole of Israel, Gaza and the West Bank to be turned into an Islamist State.

The European Centre for Law and Justice, an international, Non-Governmental human rights organisation reports that The Palestinian Legislative Council (which has the right to send a delegation to the Council of Europe and speak at the Assembly, take part in committee meetings, make proposals concerning the agenda, sign motions for resolutions and recommendations and written declarations, and participate in the work of the political groups) represents the Palestinian territories and is chaired by Abdel Aziz Doweik, a member of Hamas. Of its 132 members, 74 are Hamas members. They were elected in 2006, and the “Palestinian Authority” has not held legislative elections since.

In other words, a parliament in which Hamas has a majority has the status to officially influence the Council of Europe.

While Europe is guilty of extraordinary naivety or downright political collaboration, leading Israelis admit their own role in the creation of the Hamas threat. Former Israeli Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin has said:

“Supporting and creating Hamas was Israel’s fatal mistake.”

Former Gaza Commandant Brigadier General Yitzhak Segev, in a New York Times  interview said that:

“The government gave me money to spend on supporting the Islamists in Gaza to prevent the growing influence of Fatah and the Communists”.

Rabbi Avner Cohen, who was in charge of religious affairs in Gaza for 20 years said:

“Hamas, to my great regret, is a creation of Israel.”

In the 1980s, he prepared an entire report for the Israeli government, concluding with a warning about the threat of a terrorist Islamist cell and, as a consequence, a strong recommendation to immediately stop playing divide and conquer in Gaza. One of his quotes on the subject:

“Stop supporting this monster before you face the dire consequences.”

Even PM Netanyahu himself recommended support for Hamas:

Given this admitted history of collaboration with Hamas it was surely totally unacceptable for Israel’s President Herzog to say:

“It is an entire nation out there that is responsible. It is not true this rhetoric about civilians not being aware, not involved. It’s absolutely not true. They could have risen up. They could have fought against that evil regime which took over Gaza in a coup d’etat.”


The evil of the Hamas massacres: https://www.wsj.com/video/series/in-depth-features/how-hamas-turned-an-israeli-music-festival-into-a-massacre/F24366C2-CB00-49C9-BF6A-08A2B275C5CD involving the torture, burning and killing of men women and children can neither be denied nor forgiven but in pursuit of the perpetrators Israel threatens to sow the seeds of even more hatred and revenge as Palestinian civilians (50% of the Gaza population are children) become at best horrendous “collateral damage”. Some 2,500 have died even before the Israeli ground offensive has started – twice as many as the number of Israelis who died in the Hamas attacks.

The long term failure to solve the Israel/Palestine crisis (whose origins lie in the Zionist movements in Russia, Germany and Britain in the late 19th century, British promises to both Jews and Arabs during the first world war and the creation of the State of Israel by the UN in 1948) led to the rise of extreme Islamism and this permanent murderous conflict.

It has descended into an orgy of hatred, genocidal killings and international crisis, not helped by the intemperate rhetoric  of western politicians.

Herzog’s “its is an entire nation that is responsible” is reflected in words of the leader of the British Labour Party, Sir Keir Starmer: “Israel has the right to deprive Gaza of electricity and water” Both of them court thereby a war crime and guilt of illegal “collective punishment”, put even more clearly by Defense Minister Yoav Gallant who said:

“No power, no food, no gas.” “We are fighting human animals, and we act accordingly.” 


“We have abolished all the rules of war. Our soldiers will not be held responsible for anything. There will be no military courts”

And of course the permanent extremist neocon and war monger US Senator Lindsey Graham continues to spout his bigotry so long as the peoples of other nations do the dying:

“We are in a religious war. I am with Israel. Do whatever the hell you have to do to defend yourself. Level the place.”

It has become a religious war of the fiercest kind thanks to the actions, inactions and historical ignorance of Americans like Lindsey Graham, fresh from his “successful” geopolitical strategy in Ukraine!

Just as in Ukraine Kiev’s troops murdered surrendering Russian troops so we have come from the killing of pop festival-goers to the murder of Palestinians by Israeli soldiers as this video shows (sorry link not available):

The present situation in the Middle east was created by 4,000 years of history and by the European powers and the League of Nations during and after the first world war and by the UN in 1948. Those external actors who draw maps and create conflict must live with the permanent duty to solve the crises their forefathers created.


    • The facts are freely available if you just look. An example of things that are not fact are biblical fables and irrelevant persecution stories.

      Another fact is that DNA shows most Palestinians ancestors were a Semitic race that inhabited the region for thousands of years before the jewish tribal cult moved there from Africa and occupied the area. While most jews in Israel today have zero ancestry in the region. They are just members of a religious cult and not even Semitic.



  1. The vast majority of Jews opposed zionism for both religious and practical reasons. Why would they leave their prosperous lives in Europe and Russia to go live in a desert. Especially when it was a blasphemy to establish Israel by the hand of man rather than god.

    The Zionists started running stories of millions of jews being murdered in Europe well before World War II. That is an historical fact easily confirmed with even the most lazy research. They used that to create the narrative that European jews are only safe if they invade the Middle East.



    • I disagree, Kea. The Jews had been persecuted in Europe for hundreds of years before Hitler and his buddies instituted their ‘final solution’ to the Jewish ‘problem’.

      You don’t have to buy into the religious ‘God’s chosen people’ idea to understand that the Jews traditionally lived in and owned the area now known as Israel 5,000 years ago The words ‘Israel’, ‘Judea and Samaria’ etc were featured in their holy books (legends) and they built the city of Jerusalem around 3,000 BC, long before the Romans, Greeks or Europeans generally had come out of huts.

      The land of Israel is the Jews’ original homeland and they have been living there continuously in some form or other for literally thousands of years.



        • Nasska no one says there are not links to the area.

          There were civilisations there for thousands of years before the jewish religion formed. Jewish stories confirm that they did not come from there and there were many different tribes. Even your jew mates say that.

          So tell the readers why one particular tribal religious cult should have a right of return 3000 years later and displace people born and bred there?

          You can’t. Fact is you are a straight up zionist bigot. A person who wont condemn jews raping kids, but attacks people who mention it, because of some maths formula you worked out.



      • Euro – Yep and who else lived there?

        Who lived there before them?

        And why should Middle Eastern people be punished for what Europeans did to the Jews?

        Why should only this one, of many people from that cradle of civilisation, lay claim to it now?

        Do you support other religions and cultures reclaiming countries their ancestors inhabited 3000 years ago or only jews?

        Do you think Maori should kick us all out as they were the ONLY people to inhabit NZ?

        I am not interested in your disgusting religious bullshit to justify your fanatical beliefs. Give me facts and coherent principles or argument. Not this special pleading crap.



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