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Abby Martin’s anti-Israel video is surprisingly accurate   January 3, 2017

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Claim:Albert Einstein likened a future Israel PM and his terrorist group to Nazis

Verdict:True, actually!

Einstein supported Israel, but condemned the Nazi-like tactics employed by Jewish paramilitary groups in a letter to the New York Times:

Among the most disturbing political phenomena of our time is the emergence in the newly created state of Israel of the “Freedom Party”…a political party closely akin in its organization, methods, political philosophy, and social appeal to the Nazi and Fascist parties.

Claim:Israel attacked the USS Liberty to trick America into invading Egypt

Verdict:Mostly true.

The “Israel attacked the USS Liberty” part happened, and is not in dispute:

During the Six-Day War, Israeli aircraft and torpedo boats attack the USS Liberty in international waters…well-marked as an American vessel and only lightly armed…Israeli aircraft…fired napalm and rockets.

Israel killed 34 American servicemen, and wounded 171 more– for which, it agreed to pay ~$7 million in reparations (though that was offset by ~$40 billion in aid, courtesy the US taxpayer).

What cannot be proven is intent.

Claim:Some senior Israeli officers were critical of Israeli war crimes.

Verdict:True, actually!

Per multiple sources, including Norman Finkelstein, whose parents were Holocaust survivors:

Claim:Israel systematically massacred and raped Palestinian villagers.

Verdict:Kinda true.

The question is: Was it just your garden variety, run-of-the-mill, “spoils of war” rape?? Or was it systematic ethnic cleansing-ish rape??

MFP cannot say definitively due to the lack of unbiased accounts. All we know for certain is that a disputed amount of murder and rape happened (on both sides).

Incidentally, she’s looked better, but still would…

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