Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Muzzling Criticism of Israel?

Palin and McCain were willing to support Israel 100%; the American public rejected the offer. But the media and the current administration seem to have a cozier relationship. Without Iran making waves, none of this would be in the news at all. Noam Chomsky explains.

Iran says West tries to muzzle criticism of Israel
Israel denies violating international law in Gaza

Does an Israeli illegally run America's Department of Homeland Security?

Controlled Press Hides Chertoff's Israeli Roots

Michael Chertoff, the new head of the Department of Homeland Security, was approved in a 98-0 vote in the U.S. Senate without the question of his Israeli roots "and nationality" even being raised.

On February 15, 2005, Michael Chertoff -- an apparent dual national with Israeli roots -- was sworn in as the second Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The new "homeland security czar," who oversees the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, seems to be hiding his own dual-national status with the cooperation of the controlled press.

Although the media scrutinized Bernard Kerik, President George W. Bush's first choice to head DHS, had uncovered embarrassing details about his mother, there was no discussion of Chertoff's mother, who played a noteworthy role in the creation of the Zionist state in Palestine.

The omission of Chertoff's mother's Zionist past suggests that there is an effort by the media to conceal his ties to Israel and his status as a "de jure" Israeli national, by birth.

Under Israeli law, a child born to an Israeli citizen, including children born outside of Israel as first generation out of Israel, is considered an Israeli citizen. The child remains an Israeli national until he or she formally renounces their Israeli nationality.... More>>

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