[update 1, update 2; update 3? Who knows ...]
.. now perhaps we'll see ...
.. who tells what lies ...
.. to whom and why
Consider the contradictory version-A vs. version-B; at least one cannot be 100% true.
Is it a fair test; 'leftwingcrazyblog' vs. corrupt & venal MSM (incl. AusBC)?
Version-A (Ditz @ antiwar.com):
Netanyahu Vows to ‘Tighten’ Gaza Blockade
Pasta, Coriander May Flow, But Blockade Here to Stay
by Jason Ditz, June 20, 2010
«Hours after the Israeli government announced that it was intending to issue a new “banned goods” list for the Gaza Strip, focused on placating international demands to allow more food and humanitarian goods into the tiny enclave, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a pledge that the move would actually “tighten” the blockade.
“Our friends around the world are getting behind our decision and giving international legitimacy to the security blockade on Hamas,” Netanyahu insisted, adding again that “dual use” goods would continue to be barred from Gaza.
Israel’s military has claimed broad swathes of goods to be “dual use” in the past, including imposing a three year ban on shoes under the claim that shoes could theoretically be made the part of a military uniform, and therefore had a military use.
Officials say that banned luxury goods like pasta and coriander will be allowed into the Gaza Strip under the new list, but so far the government has been mum on the most needed item, cement. Israel has barred all cement from the strip as a “dual use” good as well, leaving the homes in the region in ruins since the January 2009 invasion despite massive pledges of foreign aid. It seems the changes in the blockade may end up being superficial, and done purely for to score points internationally.»
Comment; NB: "... a three year ban on shoes ... banned luxury goods like pasta and coriander will be allowed ..." speaks volumes about the inhumanity of the vile oppressors.
Comment; NB: "Netanyahu delivered a pledge that the move would actually “tighten” the blockade."
Comment: It recalls Albright's "we think the price is worth it" = ½mio dead children.
Version-B (Barker @ abc.net.au):
Israel relaxes Gaza blockade
By Middle East correspondent Anne Barker
Updated June 21, 2010 07:22:00
«Israel has announced another major relaxation of its blockade in Gaza, with all civilian goods now promised entry into the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave.
It is the most significant backdown Israel has made in Gaza for years and a sign of how far it has had to give in to the overwhelming international pressure of recent weeks.
For the first time since 2007 Israel says Gazans will have unrestricted access to foods and goods, except those that could be used as weapons or in military hardware.
Palestinian businesses will also have access to raw materials that have been banned for three years.
The changes mean Gazans may finally have the means to rebuild schools, hospitals and homes destroyed in last year's war, providing the projects come under international supervision.»
Comment; NB: June 21, 2010 07:22 Aus-time is still June 20, US- & IL-time, so the time-stamps are roughly comparable.
Comment; NB: Barker, "It is the most significant backdown Israel has made in Gaza ..."
Comment; Q: What will change, if anything?
Comment; Q: Who can we trust?
Update 1, 11:44.
PS «There were other new signs of a diplomatic relaxation of the crisis atmosphere that prevailed after the flotilla raid. Mr. Netanyahu announced the Gaza changes jointly in Jerusalem with Tony Blair, the Middle East envoy of the so-called quartet of Middle East peacemakers — the United States, the United Nations, the European Union and Russia. Mr. Blair said the “practical effect” of Israel’s new policy “should change radically the flow of goods and material into Gaza.”»
Comment: We know all about the NYT (Miller), Blair and lies.
«Blair, “and the test of course will not be what is said, but what is done.”»
Comment: Well, earth-shattering, eh Blair?
"The popular picture of Israel as a defenseless ghetto, packed with innocent, vulnerable Jews surrounding by raging anti-Semites, is the big lie that lets all the little falsehoods about Israeli policy flourish."
Comment: Recall how propaganda works; just get the lies out & repeat 'em ad nauseam.
Comment: One single serious lie destroys all credibility; basically only psychopath-criminals and their despicable deeds need any attempted screen of lies.
Comment: The first and most serious lie of all was when the so-called 'authorities' specified that Palestinian rights were to remain protected; there was enough evidence long available (see Jabotinsky, 4 November 1923) - to know that the Zionists never intended to respect Palestinian rights in any way, shape or form - irrevocably *proven* latest with plan Dalet, the Deir Yassin massacre and all the brutal, murdering nastiness that accompanied and followed. *That* was the point (*before* the so-called 'unilateral' declaration of independence; no such declaration can excuse or cancel the dreadful Z-crimes) - when the so-called 'authorities' should have pulled the plug - but they didn't and haven't, down to today. That could qualify as the single most damaging 'voluntary' decision = act of ghastly immorality of all time, excepting only the outrageous criminal acts of the Zionists themselves, also down to today.
 "We cannot offer any adequate compensation to the Palestinian Arabs in return for Palestine. ... Zionist colonisation must either stop, or else proceed regardless of the native population. Which means that it can proceed and develop only under the protection of a power that is independent of the native population – behind an iron wall, which the native population cannot breach."
.. and so it came to pass: The so-called authorities 'protected' the Zs, and the Zs attacked the Ps - a continuing process, down to today = murder for Lebensraum. No wonder the US prevents the ICC from prosecuting 'aggression' (see Nuremberg) - or that the Zs ignore the ICC completely. And they dare call themselves 'law-abiding,' and their risibly-named, *aggressive* IDF 'most moral.' What utter, immoral & criminal rot.
 Update 2, 21:27.
PPS 'Leftwingcrazyblog' is a slur brought to my notice by a nasty pro-Z troll blogging on an AusBC forum. That, along with another thug accusing a truth & justice seeking blogger of dishonesty and lying indicates that at least these pro-Zs 'lost the plot' over the recent IDF 'flotilla attack/massacre' and subsequent debate. Lost the plot, because they lost the argument - as basically, they had to, since the debate is now increasingly unshackled from the corrupt & venal MSM 'gatekeepers.' A few sadly ignorant, pro-criminal non-entities, but nevertheless extraordinary how much energy is spent/wasted by the ugly immoral majority in Israel and the diaspora both - altogether making but a fraction of a % in the wider world.
Chris Floyd is a blogger in his own right, who often graciously cites Arthur Silber; via that chain, this insight:
«The pattern is a simple and deadly one: the oppressor -- that is, those who are in the superior position, whether they are parents, school officials, or the government, or in a superior position merely by virtue of physical strength -- may inflict bodily harm and/or grievous, lifelong emotional and psychological injury, but the victim may only protest within the limits set by the oppressor himself. The oppressor will determine those forms of protest by the victim that are "acceptable."
You see this pattern with regard to many helpless ...»
.. hapless, erstwhile legal owner/occupiers in alien-invaded, brutally violated, totally *oppressed* Palestine.
Comment: What we have is the pattern 1st seen in or before kindergarten, of bullies being *supported* by so-called 'authorities' against the hapless victims.
Comment: In clear text, it means that these so-called 'authorities' are actually in league with the oppressors; these so-called 'authorities' are in reality equally if not more guilty than the perpetrators, since the so-called 'authorities' are supposed to know better.
Pause here, to consider the enormity of the crime, the disgusting nature of aliens invading and ethnically cleansing an entire country, terrorising and mass-murdering as they go, and how *you* might feel to be a victim of that incredible villainy.
Possibly the most damning comment ever: In even clearer text, it means that the Zs and their so-called 'authority' supporters (UK, US, UN, etc.) are a) traitors to humanity, who b) never learned the lessons taught in even half-competent kindergartens.
With the enormity of all that, these sleazy slugs dare to champion that hideous criminality on 'our' AusBC forums.