FACTS ABOUT ISRAEL


FACTS ABOUT ISRAEL: DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that non-Jewish Israelis are prohibited from buying or leasing land in Israel?

 Did you know that automobile license plates in Israel and the occupied territories are color-coded to distinguish Jews from non-Jews?

 Did you know that in the occupied territories Israeli authorities allocate 85 percent of the water resources for the tiny Jewish population, and the remaining 15 percent for the vastly larger Arab population? In
Hebron, for example, 85 percent of the water is set aside for about 400 Jewish "settlers," while 15 percent must be divided among Hebron's 120,000 non-Jews.

 Did you know that the United States provides Israel with $5 billion (now it is closer to 10 billion) in aid each year?

 Did you know that yearly US aid to Israel exceeds annual US aid to all the countries of sub-Saharan Africa combined?

 Did you know that the Israel is the only country in the Middle East that has nuclear weapons?

 Did you know that the Israel is the only country in the Middle East that refuses to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, and bars international inspection of its sites?

 Did you know that for more than 30 years Israel has occupied territory of neighboring Syria in defiance of international law and United Nations Security Council resolutions?

 Did you know that Israel has for decades routinely sent assassins to kill political enemies in other countries?

 Did you know that high-ranking Israel Defense Forces officers have admitted publicly that IDF troops summarily killed unarmed prisoners of war?

 Did you know that Israel refuses to prosecute IDF troops who have acknowledged executing prisoners of war?

 Did you know that Israel routinely confiscates bank accounts, businesses and land of non-Jews, and refuses to pay compensation to the victims?

 Did you know that on June 8, 1967, Israeli war planes attacked an American naval ship, the USS Liberty, in international waters, killing 34 American sailors, and wounding a further 171?

 Did you know that the second most powerful lobbying organization in the United States, according to a recent Fortune magazine survey of Washington insiders, is the Jewish AIPAC?

 "Israel's designated ambassador to Denmark, Carmi Gilon, said in a recent interview that when he was head of Israel's security service, the Shin Bet, he authorized torture of Arab suspects."

 (AP -Jul 26, 200)



 Did you know that despite a ban on torture by Israel's High Court of Justice, Israel's "Shin Bet" interrogators have continued to torture Palestinian prisoners?

 Did you know that Israel stands in defiance of 69 United Nations Security Council Resolutions?

 Did you know that today's Israel includes the former sites of more than 400 now-vanished Palestinian villages, and that the Zionists have re-named nearly every physical site in the country to cover up the traces 
of their confiscation?

 Did you know that four prime ministers of Israel -- M. Begin, Y. Shamir, Y. Rabin, and A. Sharon -- have taken part in bomb attacks againstcivilians, massacres of civilians, or forced expulsions of civilians from
their villages?

 Did you know that Israel's Foreign Ministry pays two American public relations firms to promote Israel to the American public?

 Did you know that Sharon's coalition government includes a party --Molodet -- that advocates expelling all non-Jews from the occupied territories?

 Did you know that in the eight years since the signing of the Oslo accord, Israel has increased its building of Jewish "settlements," in violations of the accord?

 Did you know that building of Jewish "settlements" in the occupied territories doubled under the "moderate" prime minister Ehud Barak, compared to the "hardline" prime minister B. Netanyahu?

 Did you know that Israel once issued a postage stamp commemorating a man who attacked a civilian bus and killed several people?

 Did you know that recently declassified documents indicate that Israel's first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, in at least some instances approved of the expulsion of Palestinians in 1948?

 Did you know that despite a ban on torture by Israel's High Court of Justice, Israel's "Shin Bet" interrogators have continued to torture Palestinian prisoners?

 Did you know that Palestinian refugees make up the largest portion of the world's refugee population?