Did you know that Israel…

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1. Jew from any country in the world is guaranteed citizenship in Israel, while the Palestinians who have been there for centuries are oppressed and persecuted.

2. Did you know that instead of sewing an insignia on clothing to distinguish race (like the Germans did to the Jews before WW2), Palestinian license plates in Israel are color coded to distinguish Jews from non-Jews?

3. Did you know that East Jerusalem, the West Bank, Gaza, and the Golan Heights are all considered by the entire world community, including the United States and the United Nations, to be occupied territory and NOT part of the State of Israel?

4. Did you know that Israel allots 85% of the water resources for Jews, and the remaining 15% is divided among all Palestinians in the territories? For example in Hebron, 85% of the water is set aside for about 400 Jewish settlers, while the remaining 15% is distributed among Hebron’s 120, 000 Palestinians?

5. Did you know that the United States awards Israel $5 billion in aid each year from American tax dollars?

6. Did you know that US aid to Israel ($1.8 billion annually in military aid alone) exceeds the aid the US grants to the entire African continent? This aid is used both to buy American weaponry and to buy arms made in Israel.

7. Did you know that Israel is awaiting an additional $4 billion worth of American military hardware, including new F-16s and Apache and Blackhawk helicopters? As Israel’s main ally and supporter internationally, the United States is committed to maintaining the Zionist state’s “qualitative edge” in weapons over its neighbours.

8. Did you know that the U.S. administration has notified Congress on numerous occasions that Israel has violated the rules on how US-supplied weapons are used? (In 1978, 1979 and 1982 during fighting in Lebanon, and once after Israel’s bombing of an Iraqi nuclear reactor in 1981.)

9. Did you know that Israel is the only country in the Middle East that refuses to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty and bars international inspections from its sites?

10. Did you know that high-ranking military officers in the Israeli Defence Forces have admitted publicly that unarmed prisoners of war have been summarily executed by the Israeli forces?

11. Did you know that Israel blew up an American diplomatic facility in Egypt and attacked a US warship in international waters (the USS Liberty), killing 33 and wounding 177 American sailors and the US did nothing about it? (Imagine if an Muslim/Arab country like Iraq did this!)

12. Did you know that Israel stands in defiance of 69 United Nations Security Council Resolutions?

13. Did you know that Palestinian refugees make up the largest portion of the refugee population in the world?

14. Did you know that the right of self-determination is guaranteed to every human being under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights [December, 1948], yet Palestinians were/are expected to negotiate for this right under the Oslo Accords?


5 thoughts on “Did you know that Israel…

    Qwaider قويدر said:
    May 14, 2008 at 9:07 PM

    Depressing, yet true…!

    wasapninjordan said:
    May 15, 2008 at 8:11 AM

    To be honest, my awareness of the Palestine issue has grown since I moved to Jordan. You get such a one sided view in the UK. It’s such a shame. I am all for fairness. 🙂

    za3tar said:
    May 19, 2008 at 8:55 AM

    Eh …. welcome to our world.
    It sometimes feels like throwing an art exhibit and people walk around with their eyes closed. The facts are there, but the world refuses to see.


    wasapninjordan said:
    May 19, 2008 at 10:04 AM

    The History is being re-written in front of our eyes. Truth is being portrayed as false and false as truth.

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    May 20, 2008 at 3:26 AM

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