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BECKY RESPONDS TO INFOTIMES.NET
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"Becky Johnson" <Becky_Johnson@sbcglobal.net>     Save Address
To:    <infotimes@infotimes.net>
Subject:    Your website is blatantly anti-semitic
Date:    Tue, 2 Dec 2003 09:55:14 -0800   [View Source]


Dear Editor,
 
This is the first time I have visited your website (www.informationtimes.com). What you present as "information" seems to me to be pure, anti-Israeli propaganda. Where are the articles condeming honor killings of women among the Palestinians? Where are the articles condemning suicide bombers or public executions of "Israeli collaborators?"  Where are the articles reporting on the corruption in the PA and Yassir Arafats Swiss Bank Account?
 
I am quoting here from an article about Ariel Sharon's visit to India.  The author writes:
 
"Is it not a fact that the bulk of the Palestinian population were violently displaced from the area allocated
to Israel under the UN Partition Plan of 1947?"
 
ANSWER: NO ITS NOT A "FACT".  THE BULK OF THE POPULATION FLED IN 7 DIFFERENT WAVES OF MIGRATION, OF WHICH THE VAST MAJORITY LEFT ON THEIR OWN ACCORDS AND IN RESPONSE TO CALLS FROM THEIR ARAB LEADERS. ONLY A TINY MINORITY WERE DRIVEN OUT AT GUNPOINT BY THE ISRAELIS, AND ONLY IN STRATEGIC AREAS (SUCH AS THE ROAD FROM TEL AVIV TO JERUSALEM).  REMEMBER, THE JEWS WERE OUTNUMBERED 10 TO 1 IN 1948 AND WERE UNDERARMED AS WELL.  PERHAPS YOU CAN SAY THEY WERE VIOLENTLY DISPLACED BY THE COMBINED ARAB FORCES AMASSED TO DRIVE THE JEWS INTO THE SEA.  BUT THE AUTHOR HAS SQUARELY PLACED ALL THE BLAME ON ISRAEL. THIS IS SIMPLY FALSE.
 
" Is it not a fact that the Palestinian people are under the brutal occupation of Israel, especially
since 1967?"
 
ACTUALLY STANDARDS OF LIVING FOR THE AVERAGE PALESTINIAN INCREASED FROM '67 TO '93 UNDER AN ISRAELI OCCUPATION.  I DON'T THINK THE WORD "OCCUPATION" IS CORRECT HERE EITHER. FOR THE LANDS ARE DISPUTED TERRITORIES. REMEMBER, IN 1967 ISRAEL TOOK OVER CONTROL FROM JORDAN---NOT FROM A PALESTINIAN STATE. REMEMBER? THE ARABS REJECTED A PALESTINIAN STATE IN FAVOR OF MURDERING JEWS.  ONLY WHEN OSLO WAS ENACTED IN '93 AND THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY WAS SET UP, DID THE STANDARD OF LIVING OF PALESTINIANS BEGIN A STEEP DECLINE IN QUALITY OF LIFE.
 
 Is it not a fact that more than half the 8 million Palestinian population are forced to live as refugees both inside and outside Palestine?
 
THIS IS NOT ISRAEL'S FAULT. WHY DOESN'T JORDAN, SYRIA, SAUDI ARABIA, EGYPT, AND LEBANON PROVIDE HOMES FOR THEIR ARAB BROTHERS?  THESE ARE THE COUNTRIES WHO CAUSED THE REFUGEE SITUATION TO OCCUR IN THE FIRST PLACE.  IT DOESN'T TAKE A GENIUS TO FIGURE OUT THAT THE ARABS USE THE "POOR, DOWNTRODDEN PALESTINIANS" AS A PROPAGANDA TOOL TO RAISE CRITICISM AGAINST ISRAEL. BUT IT TAKES ONLY A CURSORY GLANCE AT HISTORY TO SEE THAT ISRAEL IS NOT THE CAUSE OF THEIR SUFFERING.
 
I have only responded to a few points in one article. But the general tone and content of your website is pure anti-semiticism. Your articles are biased, slanted, and full of misinformation. Your goal is the destruction of the Jewish State of Israel.  You will not succeed. 
 
---- Becky Johnson