Israel-Palestine News Compiler

Jeff Gates: How Israel wages war in plain sight

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on August 23, 2009

It’s now well known that Israelis and pro-Israelis “fixed” the intelligence that induced the U.S. invasion of Iraq. What’s not yet widely known is how. If peace-seeking nations hope never again to see deceit operate on such a scale, those deceived must learn this lesson before these same operatives induce a war with Iran.

To “wage war by way of deception” (the motto of the Israeli intelligence service) requires the capacity to operate in plain sight yet without detection. To detect this duplicity in real time requires a grasp of how Israeli strategists rely on three key categories of operatives: agents, assets and sayanim (Hebrew for helpers or volunteers).

For full article, visit http://www.aljazeera.com/news/articles/39/How_Israel_wages_war_in_plain_sight.html

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‘Israel could have made peace with Hamas under Yassin’

Posted in Interviews by beyondtheborder on April 18, 2009

“We turned Kuntar into God-knows-what – the murderer of Danny Haran and his daughter, Einat. The man who smashed in the girl’s head. That’s nonsense. A story. A fairy tale. He told me he didn’t do it and I believe him. I investigated the event within the framework of the next book I am writing, about hostage-taking incidents. As far as I am concerned, it was no more than a newspaper report. I sat with him; he was very intelligent. He was a squad commander at 17. He told me that his motive for infiltrating Nahariya was to take hostages. He said [his organization] knew that would both humiliate Israel and get them media publicity.

“He told me: ‘If I had wanted to kill Danny and his daughter, I would have shot them in the house. I took them to the boat because I wanted hostages. I had no interest in hurting them. After I got them into the boat, wild gunfire started and I went back to help my squad on the shore. Danny, the father, kept shouting, “Stop firing, you crazy people.” He and his daughter were found shot in the boat. I was on a small rise, shooting at your forces, and the boat was 20 meters away in the water, with Danny and the girl.'”

For full article, visit http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1078849.html

Johann Hari: Israel’s Troops Confirm It: They Were Ordered To Commit Atrocities

Posted in News Excerpts, Operation Cast Lead, Opinion Pieces by beyondtheborder on April 14, 2009

None of this had to happen. On the eve of the attack, Ephraim Halevy, the former head of Mossad, said that the way to stop rocket attacks on Israel was to draw Hamas, the elected Palestinian government, into negotiation and compromise – but “Israel, for reasons of its own, did not want to turn the ceasefire into the start of a diplomatic process with Hamas.”

Turkish media expose Mossad plan to assassinate Erdogan

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 29, 2009

A couple of months ago, Erdogan angrily left the Davos conference after he engaged Israeli president Shimon Peres in heated arguments over Israeli crimes against Palestinian civilians in Gaza Strip, in which the emcee refused to give him chance to refute Peres’ lies .

For full article, visit http://www.palestine-info.co.uk/En/default.aspx?xyz=U6Qq7k%2bcOd87MDI46m9rUxJEpMO%2bi1s7Tc6cpb4tNcHzDNZe%2fqVADHZoR4Joo9vCd6y8fk63xJnA4HrL2mFyIR3vgjdmca94h54FoR9Tr9oAyzAtM3i8v8feUsT0ouJx5CTRKMpYVqw%3d