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Feb-11-2010 21:51printcomments

Special Series on Zionism

What is it? Why do we write about it? Why has it led to a genocidal wipeout of the Palestinian people?

Pro Palestine demonstrations
Images courtesy: brushtail.com.au

(SALEM, Ore.) - There are many of us who have to draw our line in the sand in this life, and it often isn't comfortable. When we take any position that only fits outside the societal norm, we risk many things that more sheep-like people can legitimately expect to have on a daily basis.

I knew from day one in this that I had a mission in this life. Then I could not have said what it was, but today as the editor of Salem-News.com I see it as quite obvious. The unpopular position I very willingly assume is that of a writer who criticizes the military state of Israel, which oppresses the Palestinians who called the land their own scarcely over 60 years ago.

The Salem-News.com series ZIONISM UNMASKED by writers Jeff Gates, Alan Hart, Dr. Paul J. Balles and Maidhc Ó Cathail, is created to educate the American public about the threat this mentality, very much separate from Judaism itself, represents for all parties involved, including the United States.

Zionism is not in any way exclusively a belief shared among Jewish people, it is also a common belief among Christians. The matter is based on the reference to Jews being "God's Chosen People" and while that in and of itself is one matter, it has ultimately led to the decimation of the population of Palestine. How can any belief system that illegally targets schools and hospitals in a historic place like Gaza, mercilessly killing hundreds of innocent children in the process, represent God?

The excuse used by Israel is that it is eternally in defense of itself, but many believe Israel is simply, systematically, creating genocide on the Palestinian population.

The Israelis took the land away from the Palestinians when the Jewish state was created in the late 1940's. It has grown steadily ever since, and still insists daily on bulldozing of the homes of Palestinians, creating an ever growing number of poverty stricken refugees who would not otherwise exist, and also the construction of 'settlements' on the remaining Palestinian land.

This genocidal behavior funded by the U.S. simply can not be tolerated by the world any longer, and that is why we never stop publishing stories in this regard. I sincerely appreciate the efforts of our writers in Arizona, London, Washington D.C. and Osaka, Japan in taking on this important subject for our readers.


Here are the articles in the series:

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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: newsroom@salem-news.com




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gp February 12, 2010 7:36 am (Pacific time)

Bravo, you are my heroes.

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