DEHUMANIZATION OF ISRAELI CIVILIANS: HOW TO, ACADEMICALLY
The deciders who "nakes" it as human-enough? Or is it the wrong kind of humans?
The pair: Neve Gordon & Nicola Perugini
Nicola Perugini's overview writing 2008-2020:
In Dec.31.2008, instead of simply blaming Hamas for targeting civilians in Sderot, he blamed rather Israel, that it could supposedly stop the violence, if it didn't go after terror masterminds...
In November 26, 2012 he basically dismissed the seriousness of the trauma of Sderot civilians from the barrage of attacks by Gaza (terror) government Hamas. He titled his piece "Weaponizing Trauma." But couldn't provide a single refutation of the hard facts including on PTSD. But , the underline, he seemed awfully pained that Israelis can be looked as victims.
His theme during the years is basically along the lines of a "colonial" force and "occupation," diatribe, which by he uses to dismiss Israeli civilian lives.
There is that bigoted undertone, albeit indirectly, one comes out with the impression to see Israelis which Hamas targets, in their houses, as "powerful occupiers". One might even get the blurred confusion that every Israeli child is some kind of a "tank".
PAIR OF EXTREMISM:
In April- 2015, together with that other fringe: Neve Gordon denounced even anti-Israel biased Amnesty for its criticism of Hamas' use of human shields.
Realizing the government of Gaza's bestislity use of it's people hurt their image, (I said image, you get the point), the pair has worked for years to turn the tables and use the entire human shields issue against Israel and (so often subtle) indirect covering for Hamas. Yet, naturally, will never elaborate on the hypothesis if Israel would not care so much about Arab civilian lives (unlike their leadership), what then would have happened to Gaza...
Well, well, what do you know, they got finally a "book." Titled "Human Shields." No less.
They used, over the years, to archive selectively what and how they wanted to be included in archives. And worked for years how to counter the facts with silly essays.
By now, in its current evolved mutation, it looks like an "academic" work. It seeks to claim to be a book about human shields as a whole, supposedly, to fool the reader it's not about anti-Israell propaganda. Of course more general info was added later on, to make it appear "authentic" research.
If this pair would really care about human shields, we would hear them screaming against Hamas guys. Not merely not protesting against those that do. But they have actively done far worse, angry at the criticism of their sugarcoated vicious Hamas sacrificing their own people.
NICOLA PERUGINI - REVEALING VIA TWEETS
To get a taste of how far radical this activist "author" is:
In Feb.13.2020 Tweeted:
'Dear @eDreams, @opodo, @AirbnbHelp, @bookingcom, the United Nations says that you are providing services which are crucial to the perpetration of human rights violations and war crimes (illegal settlements in occupied territories).' Can you please explain?' https://t.co/RRhtJF5zmV
A settlement "crime against humanity". So said this "academic" Al-Jazeera reporter.
He tweeted in May-15-2020:
'No return of the Palestinian refugees to their homeland, no peace. #Nakba72' https://t.co/1ahUBXdtOu
That's right. An "academic" militant.
To see how erroneously hot headed this guy is, see an example of how he portrayed D. Pipes May 7 2020 Nytimes piece: "Annexing the West Bank Would Hurt Israel", he deemed a line (from teason number sixth) as "liberal racial hatred," while the clear intention was not against a group of people but about the facts on the ground, of populations, changes.
'Are you looking for a definition of liberal racial hatred? Read Daniel Pipes against Israels annexation of the Palestinian West Bank in the @nytopinion' https://t.co/OsICxkfd [See more at: Nicola Perugini, distorter, typical inciter. Aug, 2020 - http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/259883]
* Already defined as an extremist in 2001 [M.E. Quarterly, 2001: https://www.meforum.org/87/israels-academic-extremists];
* whose articles appeared on neo Nazi sites [https://www.jpost.com/opinion/op-ed-contributors/neve-gordon-cant-take-criticism];
* who at the height of Arafat's intifada butchery pictured himself with him and stating [lying to the world] he is not sure he is responsible for the terror attacks. [Ynet, 2002: https://m.ynet.co.il/articles/1612028];
* who on 2007 persecuted an Israeli student who challenged his anti-Jewish incitement via false statement [a gross lie, talk about trustworthy]:
... offended by his phraseology and said Gordon was bordering on anti-Semitism by deeming these roads Jewish roads. The student described for the class the complete freedom of movement of Israeli Arabs (Arabs with Israeli citizenship) on Israeli roads inside Israel and inside the West Bank. Therefore by calling the roads Jewish and not Israeli Gordon was being anti-Semitic...'
The student was then targeted by this "professor" and humiliated. [https://israelbehindthenews.com/2009/08/25/studying-with-prof-neve-gordon-at-the-university-of-michigan/];
* and who in 2009 openly called for boycotting Israel [https://www.jpost.com/opinion/columnists/borderline-view-a-self-imposed-boycott].
SHUKAIRY IN 1946:
1. ONLY RUSSIA SHOULD DEAL WITH PALESTINE CASE.
2. WESTETN DEMOCRACY FAILED.
3. WILL NOT SIT WITH THE JEWS FOR DISCUSSION.
4. PARTITION, OUT OF THE QUESTION
Political and Diplomatic History of the Arab World, 1900-1967: 1942-52 - Menahem Mansoor - NCR Microcard Editions, 1972 - Arab countries - 450 pages - Page 1
August, 1946 August 8
Ahmad Shukairy , Director of the Arab Office in Jerusalem, declared that " the Arab World is looking eagerly for the stand Moscow will take" on the Palestine problem, and he saw no reason why "America should be a party to the Palestine case and not Russia."
La Grande Observer, La Grande, Oregon. Thursday, August 8, 1946. Page:Page 5
Arabs Seek Russian Aid in Preventing Holy Land Split Delegation May Be Sent to Moscow in Effort to Enlist Help Against British
JERUSALEM, Aug. 8 (UP) Ahmad Shukairy. head of the Arab office, discussed today that unofficial contacts have been made with Moscow with view to obtaining Soviet support for Palestine Arabs in opposing Britain's proposed partition of the Holy Land.
Shukairy said that it was possible that an Arab delegation would be sent Moscow even before the Palestine issue is raised before the United Nations general assembly now scheduled to meet Sept. 23 in New York City. "We are already somewhat late in doing this," he said, but added that unofficial, contacts with the Soviet had- been made and that official contacts, will follow.
British Plan Hit
Shukairy emphasized that Arabs oppose in strongest fashion the British-plan to split Palestine into separate Arab and Jewish provinces under British control. He predicted that the Arab states will not participate in the discussions Britain- has scheduled so long as partition is on the agenda.
He also reemphasized that Arabs would hot participate in any round-table discussion with the Jews. Arab States which already have accepted invitations to the London conference, he said, did so before they knew that Britain had the partition plan in mind...
He said that western democracy and democratic principles had failed In Palestine.
Russia Face Test
"Palestine now provides an acid test for the Soviet regime," he said, "whether it will project its philosophy toward assisting the Arabs." If Britain insists on proceeding with its partition plan, he said thaf Palestine "which is on the verge of struggle will fight."
From: THE HITLER BOOK
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https://books.google.com/books?id=eF51CwAAQBAJ&pg=PT131 2 https://archive.org/stream/LaroucheEIRHitlerBookOpt_201903/Larouche%20EIR%20hitler%20book_opt_djvu.txt https://de.scribd.com/document/253705291/Hitler-Book
The Hitler Book Helga Zepp-LaRouche, John Sigerson 1984 · Biography & Autobiography
Strasser advocated a "German-Soviet alliance"... It was later adopted, however, in the form of the 1939 Hitler-Stalin Pact.
One of the most important advocates of this alliance was Hitler's personal secretary, Martin Bormann, who is often rumored to have been a Soviet agent. But the policy was also supported by Von Sebottendorf and a key geopolitical strategist of the Third Reich, Prof. Karl Haushofer.
Under such influences, Hitler, who had written in Mein Kampf that he considered the Arabs an inferior race, was induced to change his attitude, especially after his meeting with the blond and blue-eyed Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. Hitler decided to back the Grand Mufti, and after the meeting proclaimed that there were many similarities between Nazism and the Islam of the Mufti. No wonder that an Arab delegation sent to Hitler in the mid-1930s stated that if the Arabs not been defeated in 732 at Poitiers, then "Islam would have certainly taken over Europe. The German tribes would have been converted, and there is no doubt at all that the Muslim-Germanic tribe would have represented the spearhead of the Islamic movement. Islam is tailor-made for the Germans.
Hitler took up these ideas in many of his musings on religion, declaring on one occasion that We have the bad luck to have the wrong religion. Why don't we have the religion of the Japanese? ... Even Islam would more suited us than Christianity...."
Ahmed Huber, in his recent recollections of the meeting between Hitler and the Grand Mufti, explained briefly that the Grand Mufti had attempted to do everything conceivable to induce Hitler to convert to Islam, "in order to make him realize that his goals could be better served through a universal community of belief; but Hitler was not smart enough to understand this..."
The Third Reich and the War
When the war was declared, the Third Reich had at its disposal numerous organizations in the Middle East. The most important of these was the Party of the Arab Nation of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. This was a secret organization which had branches throughout the entire region and which worked for the unification of the Arab nation under the leadership of the Grand Mufti. The concept resembled that if the Baath Party founded in the early 1940s by Michel Aflaq who is said to have been strongly influenced by the Grand Mufti and by Nazism. In Palestine itself, a key ally of the Mufti's party was the old Temple Society, which had been founded in Stuttgart in 1856 as a splinter group of the German Lutheran Church under the influence of the later Anthroposophs.
The Temple Society was an association of German settlers in Palestine who believed they were the chosen people who could return Palestine to its ancient splendor.
Although they were looked upon with suspicion during the days of the empire, the order was later instrumental in altering the Third Reich's initial idea of banishing all Jews to Palestine. Several delegations of the Society traveled to Berlin to strongly protest against the immigration of Jews into the region, and they shared the Mufti's opposition to the establishment of Jewish settlements.
In alliance with the British Protectorate of Palestine, the Temple Society and the Mufti saw to it that the numerous ships filled with Jewish refugees fleeing from the Nazis via Bulgarian and Romanian ports were all turned back. This was a replication of the racist policy of the Harriman's Eugenics Research Association, which oversaw the drastic curtailment of Jewish immigration into the United States, and who in one instance turned back a ship full of Jewish refugees. sending them to certain death.
Another fascist organization was the secret society of the Golden Square under Rashid Ali Geilani in Iraq. In Egypt, there were the Young Men's Muslim Association and the Workers' Syndicate led by King Farouk's uncle, Prince Abbas Hilmi; the Green Shirt movement of Ahmed Hussein and Mohammed Ali Alaba, the theoretician behind the idea of a Great Nile Kingdom; and the Young Egypt movement. In the Syrian-Lebanese region, the Arab clubs had been established as early as the 1930s as a vehicle for Nazi propaganda. In 1937 these clubs invited the leader of the Hitler Youth, Baldur von Schirach, on a journey to the region.
A good indication of the atmosphere on the eve of the Second World War is a declaration of Sami al-Jundi, leader of the Syrian Baath Party and the League of Nationalist Action, a pan-Arabist pro-Nazi organization in Damascus:
We are fascinated by Nazism, we study its writings and intellectual sources--especially Nietzsche, Fichte, and [Houston Stewart] Chamberlain. And we are the first to have seriously considered translating Mein Kampf. Anyone who lives in Damascus can appreciate the force of attraction Nazism exerts upon the Arabic people, and Nazism's ability to rouse the people to action. It is totally natural that the vanquished admires the vanquished.... How Nazi thought was transplanted into the Arabic movement is expressed in a declaration by Dr. Sami Shawkat, the mid-1930s Director General of Education in Baghdad:
There is something more important than money and learning, which preserves the honor of a nation and prevents its debasement. This is strength.... Strength, as I use the word here, signifies the overcoming of death . . . . Sixty years ago Prussia dreamed of uniting the German people. What is there to prevent Iraq, which fulfilled its longing for independence ten years ago, from now realizing the dream of unifying all the Arab countries together?
Syria and the USA: Washington's Relations with Damascus from Wilson to Eisenhower Sami Moubayed 2012, pp. 42-3 https://books.google.com/books?id=YhCMDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA42&lpg=PA42 - p.43
Nazi influence in Syria The Second World War had an immediate and direct effect on Syria....
Prominent nationalists in Syria took up Hitler's cause, notably the youth leader Fakhri al- Barudi, and the Damascus notable Shukri al-Quwatli, aided by King Farouk of Egypt, who was also vehemently pro-Nazi.
One vehicle for advancing Nazi goals in Syria was al-Nadi al-Arabi (The Arab Club) a secular organization that preached Arab nationalism and emancipation from European control.
It was founded by Said Fattah al-Imam, a young Syrian educated in Berlin during the inter-war years, who was close to both Quwatli and Barudi. In 1936, Imam travelled twice to Germany, once even meeting personally with Hitler to try to talk him in to shipping arms to the Palestinians and Syrians so that they could use them to fight off the British and the French.
In December 1937 Hitler dispatched his youth leader Balder von Schirach to Damascus to single out potential allies for Nazi Germany in the Middle East.
Accompanied by a delegation of 15 Nazi officials, he met with Imam, Quwatli and Barudi, hammering out an alliance between them and the Third Reich. In June 1938, Hitler sent another official, Walter Beck, to Damascus to offer 70 scholarships to Syrian students wanting to pursue their college education in Berlin. In February 1939, a third Nazi, von Hentig, came to Syria to request that 'friends of Germany' assist in spreading Nazi propaganda in the Arab world.
A paramilitary organization called the Steel Shirts was set up in Syria by Fakhri al- Barudi in the mid-1930s, inspired by the disciplined armies of Hitler and Mussolini in Europe.
It trained young men to become 'three- dimensional citizens,' similar to Renaissance men like Leonardo da Vinci. They were drilled in sports, music, maths, sculpture, art, poetry and tools of combat. They were also given a military uniform, which looked hauntingly like the Nazi uniform, and an armband with a torch-bearing hand, similar to the Nazi swastika.
In the absence of a national army (the French had abolished the Syrian Army in 1920) the Steel Shirts were mandated to protect the different neighbourhoods of Damascus from crime, theft and French malpractice.
One of the prime figures who helped orchestrate the SyrianNazi relationship was Hajj Amin al- Husseini, a Palestinian nationalist who had served in the 1920s as Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. Like Said Fattah al-Imam, he too was a close friend of both Quwatli and Barudi.