By Tim King — Salem–News.Com
(SALEM, Ore.) – NBC Reporter Andrea Mitchell’s interview with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad broke new ground with the American public, by actually allowing the idea of Zionist control to air on an American news network. I’m not saying it has never been mentioned, but this is a real breakthrough.
The interview initially centered around the release of Sarah Shourd, an American hiker, one of three held in an Iranian jail since 31 July 2009, when they were arrested for espionage as they crossed from war torn Iraq into Iran.
Shane Bauer, 27, and Jeff Fattal, 28, remain in Iranian custody and will face the country’s judicial system. Shourd was released for health reasons.
Ahmadinejad stresses in the interview below that Iranians do not dislike Americans and he believes that in fact, Americans also really don’t hate Iranians, but they are often guided by hardcore religious fanatics in the U.S. just like we see in the Mideast, and Israel.
What is Zionism?
Fortunately we have a team of writers who have specifically addressed this and anyone can gain a great deal of knowledge by reading the articles in our special series: “ZIONISM UNMASKED”
Here are the articles in the series:
- Feb-11-2010: Special Series on Zionism – Tim King Salem-News.com
- Feb-10-2010: ZIONISM UNMASKED: End of Zionism = Peace – Jeff Gates Salem-News.com
- Feb-10-2010: ZIONISM UNMASKED: A Fairy Tale That’s Become a Terrifying Nightmare — Alan Hart Salem-News.com
- Feb-11-2010: ZIONISM UNMASKED: Chutzpah, thy name is Zionism – Maidhc Ó Cathail Salem-News.com
- Feb-11-2010: ZIONISM UNMASKED: ‘Anti-Semitic’ – the Label that Stops Criticism – Dr. Paul Balles for Salem-News.com
In a nutshell, Zionism is the widely accepted belief that Israel belongs to the Jewish people because they are the chosen people. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see how this type of belief might go to one’s head, and it did. After the tragedy of the Holocaust, Jewish people began moving to Palestine in increasing numbers. Twenty years after Israel was formed, the Six Day War was won by Israel and almost all of what remained of Palestine was seized. Palestinian people live by the million in refugee camps because their land was physically taken away by Israel and it continues every day, todate.
The problem is not religion, it is religious extremism, just as it is in the case of radical fundamentalist Muslim sects like the Wahabists and Taliban.
The reason Zionism is not frequently talked about and debated in the United States, is because anyone who does is instantly branded an ‘anti-semite’ but we have thick skin at Salem-News.com and we have brother and sister Jewish writers on our team, so those people haven’t a leg to stand on and are in fact racist themselves for even suggesting such stupid things.
Here are the articles in the series on ANTI-SEMITISM:
- May-11-2010: About anti Semitism – Nahida Izzat Salem-News.com
- Mar-19-2010: The Complicated Faces of Anti-Semitism – Dr. Alan Sabrosky Salem-News.com
- Mar-14-2010: Anti-Semitism: Zionism’s Indispensable Alibi – Maidhc Ó Cathail Salem-News.com
- Mar-15-2010: Anti-Semitism – What is it? – Jeff Gates Salem-News.com
As you will see in the video above, Andrea Mitchell interrupts the Iranian President and is gently asked to allow him to finish speaking when he is in the middle of a sentence. This NBC reporter caught herself, she regained her composure and dropped the accusatory tone.
It is not an opinion to state that Israel is hostile and aggressive toward Iran. It is also a fact that Israel attacked the United States Liberty during the Six Day War killing dozens of Americans and wounding scores.
Ahmadinejad cares about the way the Palestinian people were displaced and he pays a price for that because it points a finger at Israel’s human cruelty and the displacement of millions of people.
The very worst part is that it continues today, constantly; that is Israel’s destruction and illegal theft of Palestinian homes and the building of ‘settlements’ on top of the land that Palestinian people have lived on for generations. Activists in the ground call Israel’s tactics state sponsored terrorism. Homelessness is driven by Israel’s laws which regulate and punish Arab and Christian people under different guidelines than Jewish people. These are the criticisms in general of Israeli policy that seem unacceptable by general human standards.
Zionism is practiced in churches all over the United States and the western world.
Tim King is a former U.S. Marine with twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. In addition to his role as a war correspondent, this Los Angeles native serves as Salem-News.com’s Executive News Editor. Tim spent the winter of 2006/07 covering the war in Afghanistan, and he was in Iraq over the summer of 2008, reporting from the war while embedded with both the U.S. Army and the Marines.
Tim holds numerous awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing, including the Oregon AP Award for Spot News Photographer of the Year (2004), first place Electronic Media Award in Spot News, Las Vegas, (1998), Oregon AP Cooperation Award (1991); and several others including the 2005 Red Cross Good Neighborhood Award for reporting. Serving the community in very real terms, Salem-News.com is the nation’s only truly independent high traffic news Website. You can send Tim an email at this address: [email protected]