All 6 Former Israeli Security Chiefs Slam Occupation of Palestine

“[We’ve Become] A Brutal Occupation Force Similar To Germans in World War II”

Criticism of Israeli policy by Israeli soldiers is taken much more seriously than criticism by outsiders.

Criticism of Israeli policy by its top security chiefs will be taken even more seriously.

Democracy Now reports today that all 6 former chiefs of Shin Bet – the agency responsible for Israel’s internal security, with the combined powers of an FBI and CIA – have criticized Israeli treatment of the Palestinians:

The stunning Oscar-nominated documentary, “The Gatekeepers” …  brings together six former heads of Israel’s internal security agency, the Shin Bet, collectively speaking out for the first time ever. They detail their methods against Palestinian militants and civilians in the Occupied Territories, including targeted killings, torture, recruiting informants, and the suppression of mass protests during two intifadas. But in doing so, they also criticize the occupation they were assigned with defending and warn that successive Israeli governments have endangered their country’s future by refusing to make peace. “We are making the lives of millions unbearable, into prolonged human suffering, [and] it kills me,” Carmi Gillon says in the film. “[We’ve become] a brutal occupation force similar to the Germans in World War II,” adds Avraham Shalom ….

Avraham Shalom – the Shin Bet leader who compared Israel to the Nazis – knows what he’s talking about:

And, by the way, Avraham Shalom was a young kid in Vienna in the 1930s. He didn’t know that he’s a Jew. He was forced to go to school after the Kristallnacht. He was almost beaten to death by his classmates. He felt firsthand what it means to be a Jew under a racist regime. And when he compares that, he compares the Israeli occupation to the Germans, that—like how the Germans treated the Poles, the Czechs, the Dutch, he knows what he speaks about. And I think that his worry is something that had resonance in me, as well, about what—where will it lead, the occupation—I mean, if it will continue like that.

The filmmaker says that the U.S. is doing the same thing. He’s right.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robin-Bass/1074034919 Robin Bass

    Very misleading title. As the filmmaker said in his interview:
    DROR MOREH: Well, look, I—I have to say that I a little bit feel uncomfortable in the way that you present the things here, because you portray the things as if Israel is the brutal, aggressive all the time, with the Palestinians, that they are like doves. There is reason why the Shin Bet is doing what it’s doing there. And the fact of the matter is that you cannot say—in a way, portray Israel as the aggressive and the Palestinians are the innocent bystander who are always being killed by those aggressive forces. It’s not the case at all, and I think that this is misleading the people that are watching that.”

    I also met Avi Dicter, on a recent mission to Israel, and he in no way indicated anything like “slamming” the occupation…as a matter of fact he was clear that Israel had to do whatever it needed to ensure its existence. I also met Yossi Peled, former IDF general, said basically the same thing. Obviously everyone wishes there could be peace, but to put all the pressure on Israel is, in my opinion, unfair, unjust and NOT what this filmmaker was trying to portray.

    • falasteeni

      the movie itself shows the israeli brutality

      • Noreligiontellthetruth

        Robin Bass is paid propaganda agent by and FOR sionists entity ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dean-Jackson/100000528158955 Dean Jackson

    Firstly, the term “Palestinian” was a national designation given to the inhabitants of the Jewish Homeland in 1922. Other than that, it had no ethnic/intrinsic nationalist* value, which is why the territory was re-named Israel on May 14, 1948 when the Jews declared independence.

    Secondly, Arab governments resurrected the defunct “Palestinian” name in 1964 (at the first Arab League summit in Cairo, Egypt, where the PLO was officially created and launched) when they were forced to alter their strategy towards Israel, because Israel in 1963 had either tested their first nuclear bomb or actually acquired their first nuclear bomb.**

    This brings us to the Six-Day War, which was planned (with the cooperation of the USSR) to be lost by Arab governments, so as to operationalize the Arab governments’ proxy strategy, using the newly-minted “Palestinians”.

    Note that Arab governments never did create an “Arab” state for West Bank/Gaza inhabitants between 1948 – 1963, nor a “Palestinian” state (when “Arabs” was changed to “Palestinians”) between 1964 – May 1967.

    The next phase of the Arab governments’ Long-Range Strategy will be to have Arabs in the West Bank and Gaza renounce their claim for an independent state and opt to become Israeli citizens instead, which is what they are according to the Palestine Mandate of 1922. When one throws in Arabs living in the refugee camps, the Jewish inhabitants of Israel will be electorally out-voted, leading to the reincorporation of the territory that is now Israel back into the Arab fold.

    There is, however, one tactic that Israel will use to thwart the “new” Arab governments’ Long-Range Strategy:

    Israel’s counter-strategy to offset the looming Arab electoral majority will be to offer Jews living all over the world automatic Israeli citizenship, thereby conferring the right to vote in Israeli elections, swinging the electoral balance back overwhelmingly to the Jewish side.

    Contemporaneous with events described above, watch for the fake “collapse” of the Chinese Communist government (following the last major Communist disinformation operation: The fraudulent collapse of the USSR. Both disinformation operations fall under the “Long-Range Policy”, the “new” strategy all Communist nations signed onto in 1960 to defeat the West.), when soon after that “collapse” Mexico will request the “assistance” of Chinese troops in combating the then spreading Mexico City-manufactured “drug wars” there. America, however, will be stymied from preventing the presence of Chinese troops in Mexico due to emergencies that will “suddenly” crop up in the Korean peninsula, the Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.
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    *”The First Congress of Muslim-Christian Associations (in Jerusalem, February 1919), which met for the purpose of selecting a Palestinian Arab representative for the Paris Peace Conference, adopted the following resolution: “We consider Palestine as part of Arab Syria, as it has never been separated from it at any time. We are connected with it by national, religious, linguistic, natural, economic and geographical bonds.”[60]” – Wikipedia, “Palestinian People”.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestinian_people

    and

    “An all-Palestine Congress was held in Jerusalem between January 27 and February 10, 1919, to formulate a common policy, called “program”, on Palestine to advise Faisal while attending the Paris Peace Conference on behalf of the Arabs. The Jerusalem Congress was presided over by ‘Aref Pasha al-Dajani who was, at the time, the president of the Jerusalem branch of the Muslim-Christian Association mentioned earlier. (Representatives of the Association also attended the General Syrian Congress in Damascus.)(8)

    The Jerusalem Congress, resolved to reject political Zionism and to accept British assistance on condition such assistance would not impinge upon Sovereignty in Palestine.(9) Basically, the Congress wanted Palestine to be part of an independent Syrian State to be governed by Faisal of the Hashemite family. It

    also preferred U.S. political tutelage, should this be necessary, or British tutelage, as a second choice, but under no circumstances would the Congress accept French political guardianship.” – PALESTINE:

    FACTIONALISM IN THE NATIONAL MOVEMENT (1919 – 1939), DR. MANUEL HASSASSIAN.

    http://www.passia.org/publications/Palestine/Pal-Book-All.pdf

    Note that DR. MANUEL HASSASSIAN inadvertently admits to the lie of the “distinct Palestinian People” when he writes, “Basically, the Congress wanted Palestine to be part of an independent Syrian State to be governed by Faisal of the Hashemite family.”

    In these consultations between Arab elites of Palestine circa 1919-1920, there was NO mention of the “distinct ethnic Palestinian people”. They referred to themselves as Syrian, Arab.

    ** Note: Arab governments held their first Arab League summit the very year after Israel’s reputed first test (or acquisition) of a nuclear bomb. The summit was necessary in order to implement a new Pan Arab government “Long-Range Strategy” towards Israel.

    • http://charlesfrith.blogspot.com/ Charles Frith

      So the Nazi sponsored Zionists stole the land from the Palestinians because it had no ethnic/intrinsic value apart from living there? That’s theft.

      • http://www.DNotice.org/ Dean Jackson

        The League of Nations created SIX states for the Arabs (Lebanon; Iraq; Jordan; Syria; Jabal al Druze; and The Alawite State) and one state for the Jews living in the former Ottoman Middle East…nothing was stolen, since Jews always lived in the Middle East. How could Jews steal land from Arabs under (1) the Ottoman Empire; or (2) under the British Mandate? You’re repeating nonsensical lies from Arab governments.

        The “Palestinian” nationality was created for the Jews in 1922 via the League of Nations mandate for the Jewish Homeland (I’m certain you had no problems with the other six mandates in the former Ottoman Middle East.). Then in 1963 the “Palestinian” nationality was suddenly resurrected from its May 14, 1948 tomb, without any fanfare in the news(!), even though that nationality was despised by Arabs between 1020-1948, because it represented the JEWISH HOMELAND’S nationality!

        In other words (once again), Arab governments created a fake nationality in order to continue their war with the Jewish state. Now, watch for Arabs living in the West Bank and Gaza renouncing a “two-state option” for a “one-state option”.

 

 

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