Israellycool » water Down Under Punditry in the Middle East Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:04:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 China Hearts Israel Water Tech Wed, 23 Oct 2013 14:43:39 +0000 When something is published on the CNTV (China Network Television) website, one can read between the lines that the government of China is trying to send an official message. CNTV – a subsidiary of CCTV (China Central Television) is a pure propaganda enterprise. Its government PR of the highest order.

So it was with great satisfaction today that I was directed to a piece on the CNTV website entitled “Israeli water technology meets China’s needs” and featuring the following video:



In case you don’t like watching video, here are some highlights:

A large delegation of Chinese officials are in Israel this week for the Water Technology Conference where the latest in hydro innovation is being showcased. And some of the front water technologies that are on display might just suit China’s needs.

High level Chinese officials from the ministry of economy, ministry of water resources and Shandong province were in Tel Aviv this week for a major Water Technology Conference. China-Israel cooperation on water problems has grown rapidly in recent years, bringing fresh drinking water through desalination, new irrigation techniques for farmers and major efforts to reduce pollution. One of the many joint ventures is the Guangdong China-Israel Industrial Park.

And furthermore

Israel technology is already deployed throughout China in drip irrigation, waste water management and desalination and from the high interest that’s being shown in today’s conference, it seems that Israeli footprint is only going to grow larger.

Please pay attention to the highlighted bits in bold. This is an official Chinese government communique released to its English language propaganda site to tell the world that China intends to buy lots of Israeli technology.

Its an incredibly refreshing item from a mouthpiece that is generally not friendly to Israel at all. In fact typically Israel is painted as the bad guy wherever possible by official Chinese government press outlets (a redundant statement, since there are no independent ones) like you can see from the language of this recent release about the restarting of “peace talks”.

What conclusions can we draw? Not much, except that it shows the typical hypocritical attitudes of countries that pay lip service to Israel’s enemies, yet find themselves unable to solve their own problems without our assistance. China seems to have resigned itself to this fact.

BTW, its an interesting mental exercise to hypothesise the possible effects of an Israeli technology embargo on the rest of the world. Try it some day.

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Israellycool Get Results From CNN, But They Still Fail Wed, 09 Jan 2013 18:36:41 +0000 After posting 48 Ways To Whitewash Fatah Terrorism, I’ve contacted numerous watch groups on twitter, including the author of that piece, Sara Sidner, and pointed out the factual error about Fatah’s founding.

Sneakily and without an official correction notice, CNN added a new sentence to their article:

Palestine Liberation Organization leaders say Fatah was officially founded in 1965 which coincided with its first major attack against Israel.

Let’s Fisk it:

“PLO leaders say” –  That’s another way of saying “we didn’t fact check what we are about to write”.

“Fatah was officialy founded in 1965″  – Which is a proven lie.

“Coincided with it’s first major attack against Israel” – On the one hand, CNN admits there’s a terrorist attack somewhere in there. On the other hand, it’s obfuscated by “coincided”. The retroactive political action, of coinciding Fatah’s anniversary celebrations with its war crimes, is the correct way of things, and not the twisted, deceitful PLO (of which Fatah is the biggest faction) propaganda and history revisionism, which CNN has posted on their website.

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48 Ways To Whitewash Fatah Terrorism Sat, 05 Jan 2013 15:35:24 +0000 Fatah 48 celebrations

The mainstream media has a new-old moderate Arab pet: Fatah. The terrorist group headed by previous moderate Arab pet Mahmoud Abbas. Some even go so far as to play up the contrast between Fatah and Hamas, the former being moderate and pragmatic, while the latter Islamist and extremist.

As we mentioned here yesterday, Fatah is not celebrating 48 years since it’s founding in 1959. It’s celebrating 48 years since it’s first act of terrorism against Israel.

This little fact was omitted by some of your favourite news sites, like CNN, AP and Reuters, who instead chose to publish a lie.


Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians gathered in Gaza in a show of support for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah Party on Friday, the 48th anniversary of the party’s founding.


The demonstration marked 48 years since Fatah’s founding as the spearhead of the Palestinians’ fight against Israel.


Overnight, throngs had camped out in a downtown Gaza square to ensure themselves a spot for the anniversary commemoration of Fatah’s 1965 founding, and tens of thousands marched early Friday carrying Fatah banners. When the rally began, people stampeded to the stage to try to shake leaders’ hands.

The BBC has also tidied up the Fatah dirt, and while AFP did state what anniversary they were celebrating, they listed it in the penultimate sentence of the article. Obviously this terrorist act is described with the sanitised term “operation”:

The anniversary commemorates the first operation against Israel claimed by Fatah’s armed wing, then known as Al-Assifa (The Thunderstorm in Arabic), on January 1, 1965.

Once again “professional” journalists fail basic fact checking, that even a simple Wikipedia search would have set straight.

And for those of you who don’t like to use Wikipedia as a source, even the PIWP affirms that fact.

Event #527 First military operation by Fatah in Palestine
Date: Friday, 1 Jan 1965

An attack by the Al ‘Asifa military wing of Fatah on the Israeli national water carrier in Galilee marks the beginning of the Palestinian revolution.

It seems, though, one fact was completely overlooked by the media. In 1965, the “Palestine” Fatah wanted to liberate was not Judea, Samaria, and Gaza, occupied at that time by Jordan and Egypt respectively, but the Palestine “occupied” by Israel.

So what exactly was that Fatah original sin? It was an act of terrorism: trying to sabotage Israel’s national water aqueduct.

Three terrorists infiltrated from Jordan and placed an explosive device on one of the main pipelines of the national water carrier. The device failed to detonate and was discovered by passing border police forces. The terrorists escaped back to Jordan and were spotted by Jordanian soldiers who opened fire on them. In the ensuing fire-fight, two Fatah members were killed and a third escaped into Jordan.

Fatah is celebrating a failed act of terror and fratricide by their own Arab brethren. And remember, hundreds of thousands (then) of Israeli Arabs drank from the same water sources as the Jews of Israel.

And it wasn’t just any attempted act of terror, but a bona fide war crime:

Protocol I, Article 54, of the Geneva convention: “Protection of objects indispensable to the survival of the civilian population”

  • It is prohibited to attack, destroy, remove or render useless objects indispensable to the survival of the civilian population, such as foodstuffs, agricultural areas for the production of foodstuffs, crops, livestock, drinking water installations and supplies and irrigation works, for the specific purpose of denying them for their sustenance value to the civilian population or to the adverse Party, whatever the motive, whether in order to starve out civilians, to cause them to move away. or for any other motive.

Not only is the mainstream media covering up Fatah’s current genocidal charter in clouds of “moderation”, they are also whitewashing Fatah’s terrorist background, terror and war crimes.

fatah emblemLet me break it to you gently, Fatah is just as bad an Arab terrorist organization as any. It is based on principles of terrorism, Jihad, genocide and nationalism.

From Fatah’s charter:

Article (5) Liberating Palestine is a national obligation which necessitates the materialistic and human support of the Arab Nation.

Article (8) The Israeli existence in Palestine is a Zionist invasion with a colonial expansive base, and it is a natural ally
to colonialism and international imperialism.

Article (12) Complete liberation of Palestine, and eradication of Zionist economic, political, military and cultural existence.

Article (17) Armed public revolution is the inevitable method to liberating Palestine.

Article (19) Armed struggle is a strategy and not a tactic, and the Palestinian Arab People’s armed revolution is a decisive factor in the liberation fight and in uprooting the Zionist existence, and this struggle will not cease unless the Zionist state is demolished and Palestine is completely liberated.

Article (22) Opposing any political solution offered as an alternative to demolishing the Zionist occupation in Palestine, as well as any project intended to liquidate the Palestinian case or impose any international mandate on its people.

Article (26) Avoiding attempts to exploit the Palestinian case in any Arab or international problems and considering the case above all contentions.

As you can see, Fatah is not really about dialogue and peace, and a clear spoiler is their banner, sporting two rifles, a grenade, and the outline of the whole of Israel. Even the name Fatah is a reverse acronym of Palestine liberation movement. And lest we forget the US and others designated terrorist group, al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade, which rose out of Fatah at the onset of the 2nd Intifada.

And these are our “peace partners”. Nice.

Update: The Guardian doesn’t know 2nd grade math:

Throngs camped out overnight in a downtown Gaza square to ensure themselves a spot for the anniversary commemoration of Fatah’s 1959 founding

The demonstration marked 48 years since Fatah’s founding as the spearhead of the Palestinians’ fight against Israel.

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