David Sheen, a good friend of mine and a fellow journalist, revealed a nice investigative story the opposite month. It tells a story of homicide, racism, duplicity, and justice denied.
In October 1985, Palestinian-American civil rights activist Alex Odeh was murdered by Zionist fanatics in California.
Odeh was blown to smithereens by a pipe bomb. His murderers have by no means been arrested.
Hours after Odeh’s brutal slaying, Irv Rubin, the nationwide chairperson of the Jewish Defence League (JDL) on the time, justified the homicide: “I have no tears for Mr. Odeh. He got exactly what he deserved.”
Despite a $1 million reward being introduced by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for info resulting in the conviction of Odeh’s killers, no arrests have ever been made.
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The police and the FBI’s most important suspects have up to now escaped justice. They are Baruch Ben-Yosef (born Andy Green) and Israel Fuchs (previously generally known as Keith Fuchs).
They have been ready to take action for one purpose: Ben-Yosef/Green and Fuchs fled the US for Israel some months after the terrorist bombing.
In my view, they’re being protected by the Israeli authorities.
The FBI is being obstructed in its investigation by the Israelis. On the flip aspect, it appears clear that the US authorities is not precisely pulling out all of the stops. No stress is being placed on Israel to convey Odeh’s killers to justice, to extradite them to face trial within the US, and even to cooperate with the investigation in any method.
As Sheen detailed in his in depth piece, Odeh was a Palestinian born within the majority-Christian village of Jifna within the West Bank (near a significantly extremist Israeli colony). He devoted his life and activism within the US working for the Arab-American Discrimination Committee, or ADC.
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He labored to construct consciousness of the plight of his individuals below Israeli occupation and to construct bridges with US Jews. On the very day of his homicide, he had been resulting from communicate on the Congregation B’nai Tzedek, a Reform synagogue in Santa Ana.
Very clearly, his killers noticed such efforts as a menace to their extremist Zionist agenda.
Due to Israel’s racist “Law of Return”, Fuchs and Ben-Yosef had been in a position to declare citizenship within the nation the place they’re now fugitives from the legislation. Israel has for a long time stonewalled FBI makes an attempt to convey the killers to justice.
This is all fairly typical behaviour for Israel – actually one of many world’s worst rogue states. Jewish extremists like Fuchs and Ben-Yosef are habitually harboured in Israel.
Israeli safety of those racist criminals is no aberration. Zionist extremists fleeing justice from all around the world know they are going to be safe in Israel. Grégory Chelli for instance, the French hacker, generally known as Ulcan, is accused in a French court docket of constructing hoax cellphone calls, one in every of them deadly. Chelli was a member of the French department of the JDL and fled to Israel earlier than the court docket may attempt him.
Using weasel phrases, the official Israeli authorities has prior to now acknowledged its condemnation of the JDL’s overtly racist founder, Meir Kahane. He received a seat within the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, within the 1980s, however his get together was later banned.
In actuality, the federal government of Benjamin Netanyahu and his “moderate” ally Benny Gantz, alongside together with his coalition authorities and allies within the so-called Labour Party, have all endorsed the racism of Kahane – even when they’d a private rivalry with him.
In observe, Kahane’s coverage of driving all Palestinians out of the so-called “Land of Israel” by drive is endorsed in a single kind or one other by all Zionist events in Israel. The variations between them are merely ones of emphasis, technique, and private rivalry.
Kahanist settlers occupying the West Bank in the present day elevate the slogan: “Today everybody knows Kahane was right!” Kahanism is the logical conclusion of Zionism.
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Today, Odeh’s killers are being sheltered within the unlawful Zionist colonies which occupy stolen Palestinian land within the West Bank.
Ben-Yosef is significantly brazen – as Sheen’s reporting exhibits. He is a high-profile lawyer in Israel, defending a number of the most fanatical Zionist terrorists, spiritual extremists, and murderers.
He is additionally on the forefront of the “Temple Movement”, the Jewish extremist group that wishes to explode Al-Aqsa Mosque and raze the Dome of the Rock – that are a few of Islam’s holiest websites, two necessary Palestinian nationwide symbols – in an effort to construct a synagogue.
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