The Age censors comments re the appalling crimes of race-based, racist Zionist-run Apartheid Israel
Australian Mainstream media are appallingly pro-Zionist and often censor the views of decent, anti-racist Australians critical of the appalling crimes of race-based, racist Zionist-run Apartheid Israel.
Thus, for example, the taxpayer-funded Australian Broadcasting Corporation (the ABC, Australia’s equivalent of the BBC) has an in-house search engine that enables one to get “search results from the entire ABC site”. A search fro the term “Palestinian Genocide” on 11 January 2011 elicited zero (0) results (see: http://search.abc.net.au/search/search.cgi?form=simple&num_ranks=20&collection=abcall&query=%22palestinian+genocide%22 ) whereas a Google Search yielded 34,700 results and a Yahoo Search reveled 66,200 results, the number 1 result being a website entitled “Palestinian Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/palestiniangenocide/ . This is shocking testament to disgraceful censorship of the ongoing Palestinian Genocide by an evidently cowardly, pro-Zionist-infested, genocide-ignoring ABC.
A recent multi-author book bout the ongoing Palestinian Genocide (the term used by many scholars commenting on this ongoing atrocity) is “The Plight of the Palestinians” (editor Professor William Cook, Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2010: http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/4047-the-plight-of-the-palestinians.html ). In summarizing the contribution of many eminent Jewish and non-Jewish writers to this important book (of whom many used the term Palestinian Genocide) I stated: ““The Plight of the Palestinians” authoritatively exposes the ongoing Palestinian Genocide and forces comparisons with other genocidal atrocities (for historical details of such atrocities see Gideon Polya, “Body Count. Global Avoidable Mortality since 1950”, Polya, Melbourne, 2007, and F. Chalk and K. Jonassohn, “The History and Sociology of Genocide. Analyses and Case Studies”, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1990).
After the WW2 Holocaust (30 million, Slavs, Jews and Gypsies killed), the defeated Germans adopted a CAAAA (C4A) post-Holocaust protocol involving Cessation of the killing, Acknowledgment of the crimes, Apology for the crimes, Amends for the crimes and Assertion "never again to anyone". While in 1945 many Germans said that “they didn’t know” about what had been happening in Nazi-occupied Europe, Westerners can no longer say “we didn’t know” – the Awful Truth is only a few mouse-clicks away and “The Plight of the Palestinians” is only a few feet away in your local bookstore or library. .
What can decent, anti-racist, humanitarian people do? Decent folk must (a) inform everyone they can about the ongoing Palestinian Genocide and (b) impose Sanctions and Boycotts against nuclear terrorist Apartheid Israel and against all people, politicians, corporations and countries complicit in this ongoing genocidal atrocity” (see: http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/4047-the-plight-of-the-palestinians.html ).
As set out below, The Age, Melbourne, arguably Australia's most progressive Mainstream newspaper, is no exception to this Australian Mainstream media censorship of the views of decent, anti-racist Australians critical of the appalling crimes of race-based, racist Zionist-run Apartheid Israel.
One of Australia's top newspapers, The Age, Melbourne, published an article by Kern Group director Neer Korn about vastly more US patents in 1980-2000 by Israelis (7652) than by Egyptians (77) or Saudi Arabians (171). The article was entitled “A lesson on employment courtesy of Israeli Army” (see The Age On-line National Times section, 11 January 2011: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/a-lesson-on-employment-courtesy-of-israeli-army-20110110-19l1f.html ) .
The article attracted at least 2 comments by about 7.30 am but only 1 was published from an anonymous person “Reality Check” stating: “The real FACT remains that Israel is supported by massive US taxpayer funds and does not have a real economy. It based on a militarized occupation of a foreign land. The real state of Israeli economy is hidden by US taxpayer largesse”.
My carefully researched comment that was sent about that time was not published but provides a record of what one assumes The Age censors involved do not want readers to read or to know:
"Between 1980 and 2000 Egyptians registered 77 patents in the US, Saudis registered 171 and Israelis 7652" and this attributed in part to a questioning culture of the Israeli Defence Force (IDF).
Unfortunately these Israeli "good ideas" don't seem to include basic notions of racial equality, one-man-one-vote, democracy, rights of the child, thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not kill children, thou shalt not steal, non-proliferation, nuclear disarmament, self-determination, obedience to international human rights conventions and international law.
While Egypt and Saudi Arabia essentially haven't invaded, occupied and devastated any other countries in centuries, in just 63 years the State of Israel has militarily attacked 11 other countries (Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Iraq, Libya, Tunisia, Uganda, Sudan, the USA), has violently occupied the territory of 5 other countries for long periods (Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Jordan, and Palestine) and continues to illegally and violently occupy all of the Holy Land, part of Lebanon and a huge chunk of Syria.
1950-2005 avoidable deaths from deprivation total 37 million in countries attacked by the State of Israel and 24 million in countries illegally occupied by the State of Israel. There are now 7 million Palestinian refugees forbidden to return to their homes and 20 million Muslim refugees (see "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950").
In the Occupied Palestinian Territory post-invasion excess deaths total 0.3 million, post-invasion under-5 infant deaths total 0.2 million, 85% of Christian Palestinians have fled and 800,000 children are abusively and indefinitely imprisoned in Gaza as are Hamas MPs who won 76/132 seats in the only Holy Land democratic elections.”
It is very likely that numerous comments from decent, anti-racist Australians critical of race-based, racist Zionist-run Apartheid Israel would have been submitted to The Age about this article and likewise censored. Indeed controversial articles like this in The Age On-line often attract over 100 comments.