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"Flotilla defeats IDF- look to the source of the lies- Miona Baker- Mary Rizzo and the flotilla!

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Submitted by Harry (Canada), Jun 1, 2010 at 14:06

I dont neccessarily agree with Daniel Pipes on this one- Israel needs to engage itself in its own Campaign of Information - in order to point to the lies and contradictions in the ongoing Campaign of misinformation against both Jews and Israel-

It is baffling that most people are not aware of the most obvious of contradictions and falsehoods promoted by those who are on a mission to deligitimize Israel and Jews in spite of the voluminous and obvious wealth of information that contradicts their mission of lies.

For instance:

If the flotilla was genuine in helping Palestinians than why are they silent to the billions being taken away from Palestinians?

Mary Rizzo is behind the Palestine Think Tank - this column is from an anti Zionst organization - Mary Rizzo is a professional Israel Basher!

"12 Billion Dollars Disappeared in Palestine"

http://palestinethinktank.com/2010/03/26/no-results-12-billion-dollars-disappeared-in-palestine/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PalestineThinkTank+%28Palestine+Think+Tank%29

And why did President Abbas call for "three days of mourning " for violent activists- while failing to mention the 13 Palestinian girls murdered in the 1st month of

this year ?

"Over 13 Honor Killings in Two Months in Palestine"

http://palestinethinktank.com/2010/03/11/over-13-honor-killings-in-two-months-in-palestine/

12 Billion Missing

Vienna – 25 March 2010 – During the noon session of the UN Seminar on Assistance to the Palestinian People on 25 March, I had the opportunity to speak Dr. Ghania Malhis, chairwoman of the board of trustees at the Palestinian Economic Policy Research Institute in Ramallah and one of the speakers at the event.

After a personal conversation, she agreed to let me publish her speech, in which she concludes that, despite the considerable economic help from various institutions of the international community and NGOs – about 20 billion US Dollars over the last 15 years – in her own words "it has been almost impossible to trace any positive impact of these mobilized resources on the ground" and "the GDP of 2009 is 13% lower than the GDP of 1999, and the GDP per capita is 30% lower for the same years".

There is until now scant explanation for how this money disappeared and where to. Destruction of infrastructure and private property is one important factor in the lack of progress seen. Another explanation is hinted at by an event published on February 15 2010 by the Jerusalem Post, another report was published by Al Jazeera. It was exposed in the English and Arab media that (Al Al), brother of an assistant to Mahmoud Abbas, "bought" land from a dead person near the Jordan River in which has been occupied by the jews for decades and declared as a military area. The land does not exist, but a total of 2.700.000 US$ were paid by the PA from an account at the Bank of Jordan as a price of the land. US$ 750.000 of this sum were reportedly paid as "fees" to the Bank of Jordan itself, what hints at the involvement of this Bank in the embezzlement of funds donated by the international community towards support for the Palestinian people. Other factors of lack of progress in "building a nation" are described in the paper of Dr. Malhis like, like for example the disproportionate spending of the PA for "security".

I have corrected above introduction to make it clear that it is my commentary and interpretation, and secondly, that the destruction of infrastructure by the IDF and the squatters is an important factor in the lack of success in building the infrastructure needed to run a country.

The whole speech about: The Role of Regional Partners of Dr. Malhis is quoted below. A PDF file is (here).

Introduction

The Middle East region is at a critical crossroad, and its future is at stake. Its prospects are intertwined with our ability to review our practices, evaluate our impact, address our challenges, learn from our mistakes, and leverage our resources to fulfill the responsibilities ahead. At the forefront of the international community's responsibilities are the rights of the Palestinian people; who have undeniably suffered for over 60 years, subjected to occupation, injustice, aggression after aggression, forced to fled their homes and land, and continuously being denied their most basic human rights and those of freedom, self-determination, dignity and citizenship.

The international community's efforts to address the rights of the Palestinian people are in no way a compensation on the injustice witnessed, rather a duty to implement international laws and resolutions and support a wronged nation to stand on its feet and establish a state.

International and Arab Assistance to the Palestinian People

There have been evident efforts by the International community, and we continue to witness an accelerated annual growth rate of the international assistance to the Palestinian people.
The average annual contribution from 1994-2000 represented 500 million dollars and jumped to an average of 1 billion dollars a year from 2001-2005. Although 2006 witnessed a slight decrease registering 716 million dollars, the numbers rapidly escalated to 1.5 billion dollars in 2007, 1.7 billion in 2008, 1.8 billion in 2009 and is expected to reach almost 2 billion dollars in 2010. Of these international contributions, one must record the substantial growth in Arab assistance as it has come to represent 25% of International contributions starting from 2001 from a mere 9% between 1994 and 2000"

Over 13 honour killings in two months in Palestine "

http://palestinethinktank.com/2010/03/11/over-13-honor-killings-in-two-months-in-palestine/

Seven women were killed in the Palestinian territories because of "honor killings" in the first month of the year 2010. These news were released by Palestinian human rights organizations interested in women's issues, but according to my sources, this statistic was falsified and the real number of women who were murdered, only in the cities of Ramallah and Hebron since the beginning of the year 2010 has exceeded 13. The sources confirm that these seven women, who were registered in the statistics of human rights organizations as victims of "honor killing", were left in public streets and in fields after being killed and there was no chance for the perpetrators to hide the crime. (note the image is not a Palestinian Woman).

My journalistic sources stated that other murdered women were taken by their criminal relatives, the perpetrators, to hospitals where these crimes were registered as natural death and other fabricated reasons. In all these cases, the Palestinian Authority covered up the crimes because of the interference of the relatives of the victims, who work in the institutions of the Palestinian National Authority and its security systems.

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