Thursday, July 10, 2014

Barack Obama Writes Exclusive Article for Israeli Media: “Our Commitment to Israel’s Security remains Ironclad” | Jewish Mother of Slain Son Reveals a Reason For Religious Violence

Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu

US president Barack H. Obama wrote an exclusive article for Haaretz which was titled ‘Peace is the only path to true security for Israel and the Palestinians.’ Of course, the title in itself says what many on both sides of the conflict as well as the rest of the world would want, a lasting peace between Israelis and the Palestinians. But Mr. Obama’s article is of course one-sided. He starts by saying that the children of Sderot want to grow up without living in fear disregarding how Palestinian families have been living in fear of the Israeli government since 1948:
As Air Force One prepared to touch down in the Holy Land last year, I looked out my window and was once again struck by the fact that Israel’s security can be measured in a matter of minutes and miles. I’ve seen what security means to those who live near the Blue Line, to children in Sderot who just want to grow up without fear, to families who’ve lost their homes and everything they have to Hezbollah’s and Hamas’s rockets
Since the beginning of Israel’s occupation, Palestinians have endured numerous human rights violations. From constant bombing campaigns by the US tax-funded Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), humiliating security checkpoints, kidnappings, sniper attacks and the demonization by Western Media outlets, the Palestinian people have been victims of Israeli oppression. Israel has expanded Jewish settlements on Palestinian lands and has taken control of water resources. Massacres such as in the one that occurred in the Palestinian Arab village of Deir Yassin in 1948 where over 100 Palestinian men, women and children were murdered by Israeli paramilitary forces formally known as the Irgun Zvai Leumi, a Jewish terrorist organization (Obama’s former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s father Benjamin, was a member) and Lehi (Fighters for the Freedom of Israel) or the Stern gang. It happened during the civil war that erupted between the Israelis and the Palestinians after the British rule of Palestine had ended.

continue >> Timothy Alexander Guzman Global Research, July 10, 2014 Silent Crow News 9 July 2014

rachel fraenkel
Rachel Fraenkel is the mother of one of the three Jewish religious students who were murdered last month in the Israeli occupied Palestinian West Bank, Naftali Fraenkel. She recently spoke out against the violence saying she shares the pain of the parent’s of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, an Islamic Palestinian teen who was kidnapped and burned alive by Jews in a revenge attack last week. Ms. Fraenkel said that the shedding of innocent blood is against the Torah and Judaism. 

She is wrong.

Many people who follow a “revealed”/hearsay religion like Judaism, Christianity or Islam are not aware of the teachings and contents of their own “holy” scriptures. I had a Jewish friend who I gave a copy of Thomas Paine’s The Age of Reason to (for The Age of Reason, The Complete Edition in paper back click here and for the Kindle version click here). This book does a great job of objectively addressing the brutal religious violence and genocide practiced by the Hebrews/Jews in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. After reading it she said that her and her parents only celebrate Jewish holidays for the opportunity to get family together and visit with family members they haven’t seen for awhile. This, unfortunately, is the case with too many members of the various “revealed”/hearsay religions. Instead of accepting the “holy” books of these religious violence promoting ungodly religions, people need to honestly examine them with their innate God-given reason and when they see how they not only promote religious violence, but slander and libel God by blaming it on alleged orders from God, they must reject them and remove them from their lives. This is the only way to end religious violence. Without the support of their members, the “revealed”/hearsay religions will wither and die and religious violence will die with them. We have a responsibility to see to it that we educate as many people as we possibly can to the true teachings in their “holy” books as well as to the fact that they have a rational and natural alternative in Deism.

continue >> Bob Johnson 

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