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  QUARANTINE  Update 11/2/22
          Folks, we are OPEN to the PUBLIC  
           We have 3 Air Purifiers 
                 --->>>  MASKS ARE NOW OPTIONAL   <<<<-----

                                 Regular  HOURS:
                     Monday - Thursday  10am - 6:30pm EST
                             Friday  10am - 3pm
                               CLOSED SATURDAYS
                       >>>   OPEN SUNDAYS Noon-5pm

                    **** UPDATED, Sunday, December 4th, 2022 ****

 *GUILD F-50, 1966, Blonde, Guild's iconic Jumbo 6-string,
      Spruce top has some light overspray near soundhole and pickguard,
      Ebony fingerboard with 3 pice pearl/abalone block inlays,
      curly Maple back, sides and neck, had a jack at the endpin hole
      but restored to traditional end pin, superfluous pearl dots
     in the bridge,  plays and sounds great, vgc++, ohsc.......$4500

 *MARTIN 00-18, 1932, 12 frets to the body, Adirondack Spruce 
     top with original pickguard, oversized repro ebony
     bridge, lots of playing wear on the top, a few small repaired
     side cracks, clean and original inside, perfect action,
     vgc, newer hsc....$11,500
 
 *FENDER Deluxe Reverb Limited Edition '65 Re-issue in Blue tolex,
      2009, like new in the original Fender shipping box, all papers,
       footswitch, 12" Celestion Alnico Blue, mint.... 

 *FENDER Strat, 2013, Vintage Pure Series Prototype,
      Olympic White, '65 style with small peghead and 
      transition decal, rosewood board, with signed Prototype
      certificate from Fender and papers, exc, black ohsc....$2950 

    *MARTIN D-18, 1973, Martin's iconic Dreadnought with
       Spruce top, Mahogany back & sides, no cracks
       or touch-ups, recent neckset so it has
       perfect action, vgc++, hsc.....$2250 

 *MARTIN 00-18, 1953, 2 top cracks being repaired, 
        all original, no touch-ups, fine player, hsc..$5000 

 *GIBSON SG Junior, 1963, refinished Polara white by
      Lays, original P-90, back cover, pots, harness,
      and knobs, repro tuners, bridge, pg, and logo,
      real nice condition, gigbag.....$3350

                   **** UPDATED, Thursday, December 1st, 2022 ****

 *ROY ROGERS & TRIGGER, ca 1959, with appearance by Dale Evans,
        by "The Plus Brand", orange burst, incredibly
       clean graphics, 18" scale, 27 1/2" total length...$120
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 *MARTIN D-45, 1941, 1 of the original 91 pre-war D-45s with
       Adirondack Spruce top, Brazilian Rosewood back & sides,
       Ebony board with hexagonal Abalone pearl inlays, Abalone
       purfling on all borders including neck joint, the guitar 
       has been expertly restored by John Arnold including a 
       masterful conversion from sloppily enlarged tuner
       shaft holes in the peghead back to the original 
       open back Waverly tuners, it has new maple bridge plate  
        made from aged sugar maple salvaged from an antique piano 
        by John who states that the guitar probably had a '50s-'60s
        refinish at the Martin factory- it has a checked and aged  
        nitrocellulose finish, there are several small tight 
        repaired top cracks and 2 splinted top cracks, there is
        1 side crack at the bass waist about 2 1/2" long
        with lacquer touchup, there are no back cracks, bracing appears
        unmodified except for the aforementioned bridge plate,
        all repairs made with hot hide glue including to a neck heel 
        crack, it has a perfect repro ebony slotted thru bridge and  
        has the original un-slotted bridge pins, a neck set was also
        done by Mr. Arnold and the frets were leveled, re-crowned 
        and polished, a new ivory nut was fabricated as well as 
        a new saddle, all resulting in a structurally sound instrument
        that is an extremely wonderful sounding and playing guitar,
        with Calton case....$299,000

  *FENDER Telecaster, Custom Shop Namm Ltd 50s Tele Journeyman
        Relic, 2016, aged white Blonde with anodized guard, 
        ROSEWOOD neck and fingerboard, Nitro finish, Ash body, 
        9.5" radius, '57 style soft "V" neck, after-market B-Bender
        and G-benders installed, papers, tweed case....$2895

  *KELLER Guitars Telecaster, used, Paisley finish, Musikraft
      Maple neck, original '60s Bigsby base with G & B
     palm pedals, Callaham bridge and saddles, vgc, hsc.. 

 *COLLETTI 17" Tribute Custom Archtop, 2003, Honey 
       Blonde, Cutaway AAA European carved Spruce top w/
       oval soundhole, hand carved Eastern curly Maple
        back & sides, 5 piece curly Maple and Black Walnut 
       neck, double throw truss rod, Ebony board, Bridge,
       and Tailpiece, Burled Maple pick guard and peghead 
       overlay, Kent Armstrong floating pickup w/ thumbwheel
       tone and volume controls, bird inlaid at 12th fret,
        exc, ohsc, papers........$2950

  *CORDOBA 55 FCE, 2019,  cutaway with pickup, Slim 2 1/2" 
        deep sides, solid Spruce top, flamed Maple back and sides,
         Fishman pickup with Barbera transducer upgrade, side controls, 
         exc+, ohsc....$995 

 *GIBSON ES-350T, 1959, sunburst, soft cutaway, 
        thin body, 2 PAF humbuckers, gold hardware, rare & original 
        Stereo Varitone, beautiful curly maple body, 23 1/2" scale, 1 5/8" 
        at the nut, Brazilian board, all original, exc+, 
        original brown case....$13,900

 *GIBSON ES-335 100th Anniversary Model, 1994, Cherry, 
      gold hardware, real diamond for the "i" dot, serial
       number 1932 in raised brass on the tailpiece with
      diamond bits in the "1", diamond position marker
      on each of the 4 knobs, inlaid banner at the 12th
       fret and gold plated placque on back of peghead,
       vgc+, ohsc, ($10,000 list price)....$4500
       
      
         
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                   **** UPDATED, Wednesday, November 23rd ****

  *GIBSON Duane Eddy Signature model, 2003, Art & Historic, "Pilot 5" on
      back of peghead, 16" cutaway hollow body archtop, 3" deep,
      "Rockabilly Brown" finish over flamed curly Maple Top, 
      Back, Sides & Neck, Ebony board with 'open book" pearl inlays, 
      Custom designed to Mr. Eddy's specs Duncan 'Filtertron' style
      pickups with an LR Baggs transducer pickup in the bridge,
      "Duane Eddy" engraved in the pickguard, "King of Twang" engraved
      in the brass truss rod cover, Bigsby tailpiece, personally signed
      by Duane Eddy on back of peghead, we're not sure what "Pilot 5" means
      other than it's a very special and rare guitar, exc+, certificate
      and other paperwork, ohsc......$6500 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYz6FKao9Zk

  *L. KORN Archtop, used,17" cutaway with carved Spruce top,
      carved curly Maple back and sides, Ebony board with
      cut pearl block inlays, 25" scale, 1 11/16" at the nut,
      Ebony tailpiece and pick guard, floating pickup, exc,
      hsc...$2100

 *FENDER Stratocaster, 1966, sunburst, all original, one owner, 
       exc, ohsc......$19,000

 *FENDER Eric Clapton Stratocaster, c 1989, Red, Maple neck,
        Noiseless pickups, exc, hsc....$1450
 
 *VEGA Whyte Laydie 5-String Banjo, 1921,  27" x 11",
       star on the peghead and 5th fret, Whyte Laydie scalloped tone ring, 
       geared 5th string peg, Maple neck & body, vgc++, ohsc.. $2500

 *GOLDTONE Travel 5-String banjo, ca 2010....$250

    *ASHBURY Bass, blue, by Fender....$250
 
 *HUSS & DALTON 000 SP Custom, 2006, 12 fret 000 with      
       shaded Mahogany top, Mahogany back & sides, 24.9" scale,
       slotted peghead, 1 13/16" at the nut, Ebony board
       and Ebony pyramid bridge,exc, ohsc...$3900

 *NATIONAL Style 0, 1933, small dent in lower edge, 
       flat É holes, straight neck with bound Rosewood
       board- probably added a while ago-, vgc, ohsc..$4500

 *RICKENBACKER 4001, 1979, Yellowed, black binding, 
       straight neck, vgc, ohsc....$3750

 *GIBSON GA-40, 1955, 2-tone brown combo with large
     plastic  "LP" across the grill, 1-12" Jensen dated
     December of '54, all original except for the handle,
     with original manual, exc-...$3500

   
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 *Greig Hutton's Guide to MARTIN Guitars 1833-1969, 
      426 pages of insider info,  New...$70

 *RICKENBACKER 360-12, 1967, Fireglo, electric semi-hollow 12 string,
       crushed pearl inlays, 2 original toaster top pickups,
       exc, original silver case...
 

                  **** UPDATED, Thursday, November 10th ****
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 *DR Z Maz 38 Senior Head & Cab, Red, 4 x EL84 power tubes, 
      with Reverb and matching 2x10 red speaker cab, exc+.....$1795

 *FLIGHT CASE CO. 12" Speaker Roadcase, all in one, just 
      put YOUR 12" speaker in here and you're ready for the road..$100

 *BOGNER Goldfinger 45 Watt head & 2-12 Bottom, 2011, with 
       foot switch, textured black tolex, exc...$2195

 *FENDER Telecaster, made in Mexico, recent, Special Edition,
       metallic Green, 2 humbuckers, comfort carved back, 
      Maple neck, exc, gigbag...$750

 *EASTMAN T49D/V AMB, ca 2019, Gretsch Orange Varnish
       finish, ES-175 style with 2 Humbuckers,
       Ebony board and bridge, aged finish and parts,
       exc, ohsc, $1850 when new....$1250

 *EPIPHONE ELDORADO, 1965, Square shoulder dreadnought
       with Spruce top, Mahogany back & sides, large original
      pickguard, bridge with adjustable saddle, exc, ossc...
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 *FENDER Redondo, ca 1969, acoustic, Strat style neck with
        Rosewood board, perhaps the best anyone has ever seen, 
        exc, ssc.....$1250

 *MARTIN 00-21 Custom Shop, 2022, East Indian
        Rosewood back & sides, Sitka Spruce top, adjustable 2 way 
        truss rod,  Black beveled pickguard, Golden Age engraved 
        3-on-a-plate tuners, cream buttons,  24.9" scale, 
        1 3/4" at nut, great fingerpicker true to it's '20s roots,
      exc, ohsc...$2450 

 *MARTIN F-9S, 1936, Martin's largest and finest archtop with
      flat top  "42" style conversion by none other than John
     Monteleone in 1975, the "S" designation signified "Guitar
     Outfit for Convention Display" and according to the records
     (thank you Grieg Hutton) it had no shop order number which
     is very unusual, perhaps sold to a dealer or customer at
     an annual trade show, the Brazilian back and sides are beautiful
     as is John's flat top conversion with real pearl
     trim around the top and fingerboard extension, exc, has the 
     original Martin case....$tba
 
 *GRETSCH 75, early '50s, Flat top with triangular sound hole,
     Trapezoidal Rosewood bridge, Maple sides & arched  Maple back, 
     Spruce top, 26" scale, 1 3/4" at the nut, Rosewood board with pearloid 
     block markers, pearloid shield on peghead with 'Gretsch 75' engraved,
     big neck matches the big sound,  textured tortoise style pickguard,
    some marring on the top, vgc, hsc....$1995

 *CRESTWOOD Howard Roberts style, ca 1980 Japan, sunburst,
      round hole archtop, humbucker at the neck, high end Gibson
      copy,vgc+, hsc....$1295
 
 *AMPEG Scroll Bass AMB-1, c 1967, original sunburst refinished in natural
        AMB-1ís were considered to be the best of the Ampeg models,
        the body is maple, the board is ebony, the pickup is a 
        humbucker, with a separate coil for each string which
        has a wider range than the previous modelís pickup, 
         vgc+, hsc.......$3500

 *GIFFIN Style T, 2009, TV Yellow, by Roger Giffen
     who ran Gibson's custom Shop in California, Gibson P-90 pickup,
      double cutaway, Honduran Mahogany body,
      Mahogany/Maple neck, East Indian Rosewood fingerboard,
      TonePros bridge, certificate, exc, ohsc..$1895

               **** UPDATED, Wednesday, November 2nd ****
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 *HARMONY 1214 Archtop, c 1959, Blond Ivory Finish with
       flamed grain effect, birch construction, arched top & back,
       adjustable bridge, a straight neck (!!), floating Argonne pickup
        mounted on slide stick, exc....$850

    *HARMONY Classical Guitar, Model No. 173, c 1959, in the
      middle of the Harmony nylon strung models, $64.50 in '59,
      vgc+......$150

 *DUESENBERG Starplayer TV+, recent, Black, Duesenberg 'Bigsby',
       semi-hollow body, Grand Vintage Humbucker at the bridge,  
       Domino single coil at the neck, Piezo pickup in the bridge,
       exc+, ohsc...$1995
 
 *D'ANGELICO Excel EX SS, White, 2 P-909 style pickups, Bigsby,
       gold gardware, near mint, ohsc....$950
 
    *OSCAR SCHMIDT Autoharp, '70s, 12 chord bars, vgc+, ossc...$200

 *MARTIN D-28 Aged Authentic, 2020, Martin's best,all hide glue
     construction, Adirondack Spruce top, Madagascar Rosewood
     back and sides, lightly aged, exc, ohsc...$6995

 *MARTIN D-28, 1974, all original, a '70s guitar that
     we used to spurn has now come of 'age' and is a great sounding
      guitar, proof to the gift of wood aging and improving in tone
      after 50 years, exc, blue hsc.....$3900 

 *GIBSON Les Paul Smart Wood, 2005, "Smart Wood Series" decal 
     on the back of the peghead, slim Les Paul body, 2 Gold plated
     Humbuckers, Mahogany body with exotic Rosewood (?) top,
     8.36 lbs, some finish flaking on peghead, vgc, gb....$1395
     
 *FENDER Champ Amp, 1974, silver panel, all
    original, exc...$795

    *GOLDTONE F-12, NEW, 2022,  dark stain, F-Style Mandolin with
      12 strings pitched an octave higher than a guitarbut
      this is a GUITAR! Tuning - E, A, D, G, B, E
      Has a larger ďArtistĒ or F-Style Mandola type body to increase the 
     resonant air chamber, extended 15Ē scale allowing for more hand room,
     Barre chords are even comfortable near the nut, fretboard is radiused
      for comfort and the ebony bridge contains a built-in pickup for
       easy plugged-in playing.
Bottom line is this guitar is another voicing to add to your recording studio, band, solo gig, or just to jam with. If youíre looking to achieve a mandolin sound without learning to play the mandolin this does the trick (although, we think you should learn mandolin too)! With the shorter scale length, it lends itself to opening tuning so you can focus more on single or harmonic notes while strumming. Whether youíre looking to add color to songs that you have been playing for years or looking for new sounds, this will definitely spark your imagination. Comes with a soft case! with pickup....$699

              **** UPDATED, Monday, October 31st****
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 *YAMAHA A3R, recent, Sunburst, Cutaway, solid Spruce top, solid Rosewood 
       back & sides, Mahogany binding, pickup with side c ontrols,
       Ebony bridge and board, exc, ohsc....$625

 *FENDER "Nocaster" Custom Shop Relic, recent, Butterscotch, 
     Telecaster with black guard, 6.85 lbs, fairly big neck,
     moderate relic, tweed shaped case, exc....$3250


  gbl           **** UPDATED, Sunday, October 30th ****

 *LAPLANTE D-28S, ca 2015, slope shouldered dreadnought,
      12 frets to the body, slotted peghead, very old 
      German Spruce top probably from the '70s, beautiful 
      Brazilian Rosewood back & sides, '60s fingerboard,
       1 13/16" at the nut, 25.4" scale, exc, hsc...$4750
           
 *SCGC Model H, Cutaway, 2001, Spruce top, Rosewood 
       back & sides, 1 11/16" at the nut, solid peghead,
       14 fret neck, Fishman Rare Earth soundhole pickup,
       2 repaired & cleated top cracks, vgc+, ohsc..$3500
 
 *NATIONAL Delphi Deluxe, 2001, Copper, Ivoroid peghead 
    overlay, single cone, metal body, near mint, ohsc...$2450

 *TONE KING Comet 40, c 2005, western swirl Black tolex, 
     40 watts with 4-6V6 Power tubes, 2x12" Tone King Speakers, 2 channels,
     with Reverb,  footswitch, exc...$1795
 
 *GIBSON Howard Roberts Fusion 1997, Black, gold
        hardware, semi-hollow, 6 finger tailpiece, 2 humbuckers with  
       "Gibson" in script embossed on bottom, exc, ohsc..$2000

    *GITANE Gypsy Jazz guitar
 
 *FENDER '57 Re-issue Strat, American Re-issue, 1986, Black, 
        7.6 lbs, a few nicks and dents in the body Maple neck, vgc, hsc....$1750

    *MARTIN S-0 Ukulele, exc, gigbag...$150


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             **** JUST IN, Tuesday, October 25th ****

 *FENDER Bassman Head & Cab, 1966, Black Panel head, 2x12 Cabinet
        with Eminence speakers, exc..$2450

    *EASTMAN MD-605 A-Style Mandolin, NEW, 2022,

 *GIBSON Custom Shop SG Les Paul Custom, Ruby Red 
       is what we call it, 1994 or 2004, 3 PAF humbuckers,
      highly figured Flamed Maple top,  3 piece flamed Maple neck with
      Ebony board and crown pearl inlays, gold hardware, Gibson Deluxe 
      Vibrola, ohsc...$3500 

 *GIBSON SG Elegant, 2003, Natural Flamed Maple top, green
       and blue Abalone crown inlays, Mahogany neck
       and body, stop tailpiece with Tunomatic bridge,
       exc-, ohsc........$2950  

 *GIBSON SG Les Paul Custom, 30th Anniversary Limited Edition,1991, 
      Mustard TV Yellow, Gold plated hardware, 3 humbuckers- 2 labeled 
      Pat. Applied For and one with "Gibson" embossed,
     "30th Anniversary 1961-1992" engraved into the peghead inlay,
      some finish crazing on peghead face, exc, ohsc...$2950

 *GIBSON Jeff Tweedy SG Standard, 2012, Blue Mist, 
       Two PAF humbuckers,  Gibson Deluxe Vibrola, a bit of finish
       crazing near the control knobs, vgc++, ohsc....$3350

 *GIBSON ES-Les Paul, 2014, sunburst, semi-hollow Les Paul
        figured Maple arched top with 2 É-holes, flat back,
        2 PAF Gibson humbuckers, Rosewood board with
        pearloid crown inlays, a couple of finish chips,
        vgc+, ohsc.......$1995, reduced...$1695 

 *DeArmond 1100 Rhythm Chief in Chrome finish, ca 1965....$850

                **** JUST IN, Thursday, October 23rd ****
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 *MARTIN 0-18, 1929, 1 small side crack, no top cracks but
       lots of pick wear, repro straight-across ebony bridge,
       original inside, older upgraded engraved tuners, Ebony
       board and nut, plays great, hsc....$7900

 *MARTIN 00-18, 1953, 2 top cracks being repaired, 
        all original, no touch-ups, fine player, hsc..$5000 

 *FENDER Vibrolux Amp, 1960, Tweed, Narrow panel, original 
      Jensen P-10R speaker has been re-coned, really nice condition
      all around.......$6500

 *EASTMAN T486-SB, 2022,NEW, Sunburst, thinline 335 style Archtop, 
      Maple neck with Ebony Fingerboard 1-3/4" at the 
      bone nut, 24.75" scale, 16" wide at the lower bout
      Deluxe Flamed Maple Laminate top, back & sides, Ivoroid binding
      Pearl peghead logo, Split Block Parallelograms
      Seymour Duncan Jazz Neck Pickup, Seymour Duncan '59 Bridge 
      Pickup ohsc......$1495
 
 
 
  BACK IN STOCK!    *Palm Trees, Senoritas... and Rocket Ships" - the illustrated History of National, Dobro, 
           Supro, Valco and OMI Guitars
                   A 423 page tour-de-force that explores the
            fascinating design world of the musical instruments produced by the Dopyera
           Brothers from 1923 to 1993.  Famous for their 'National' guitars, they went
           on to pioneer electric pickups, fiberglass construction, amplifiers etc, and
           influenced the sound of Country Music, Bluegrass, Blues and Hawaiian music
           through most of the 20th Century.
                Entirely and lavishly illustrated with over 1100 musical instruments and
            amplifiers and more than 100 artists who used them - this is THE
            DEFINITIVE COLLECTION of all the various developments, designs, colours
            and engraving patterns of everything produced by the Dopyera Brothers
            in their various companies throughout the 20th century - National, Dobro, 
            Supro, Valco, Mosrite, Regal and OMI.  It has them ALL!  It also features lap steels, amplifiers 
             and various National and Valco manufactured items for other Trade houses. 
             The book is concluded with an updated list of the serial numbers of known
             and re-discovered instruments - now in excess of 4200.  A MUST HAVE for 
            anyone interested in these guitars.  Leaves other books on the subject 
            in the dust....$149
 
 
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                                 ********* PICTURES from the EXHIBIT *************
    These are fairly large prints and are here in the store for purchase, all signed by Jonathan Singer-
       check his site www.botanicamagnifica for his story. 
  Prices were from $500-$1000. On sale, 30-40% off

     SG and Marshall

    Defying logic- 3 Explorers, courtesy J. Menza
 
   Two '59 Les Pauls, courtesy J. Menza

   Two Airlines

  Three Strats, courtesy Lark Street Music

   Old Golds-ES-295 & '54 Les Paul, courtesy Lark Street Music

  The '60 Cherry Les Paul, courtesy J. Menza

  Moserite Double & Selmer Zodiac,  courtesy Lark Street Music

 Bacon & Days anyday, courtesy Lark Street Music

   Firebirds, courtesy Lark Street Music

  EPI EMPEROR & AMP
 
  2 Centuries of Progress!
 
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                              Before  After ..... 
                We often get asked  "where do these guitars come from" ??? or "who buys these things" ??
                So here's an interesting picture of the quite rare White ES-345 (that we had for sale for about a year)
                with both it's original ( c. 1964), and current (April'06)  owners.

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  IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE VIEWING THESE PHOTOS, SEE BELOW 
  Some have complained about bad pictures.  If this is happening to you or your PC, let me know.  We have Macs 
  and the pictures are large and clear, so we'd like to know figure out why this problem is happening
  
An answer from my brother Rick-
  
By default, Internet Explorer will shrink pictures to fit onto one screen.
That's probably what people are complaining about. Usually, if they hold the
cursor over the picture for a few seconds, a button will appear and they can
click it to restore the pic to full size. I hate the feature, so I just turn
it off and always see the photos full-size:

From the IE menu bar, click Tools | Internet Options
Click the Advanced tab
Scroll down to the Multimedia section
Remove the check from "Enable Automatic Image Resizing"
Click OK to save settings
  


                           REPAIRS
       For you who don't know, we do all manner of guitar repair and restoration.  We do most of it here but 
      also give some work to Dom Ramos -repairing and building since working in Dan Armstrong's shop in 
      the '60s.  We've also been a Martin Warrantee Center since 1985 before Martin closed down all 5 NJ Centers 
      because of a tax dispute between NJ and Martin
 
   
 
 COMMENTARY-

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  Political sentiments
Turn back before it's too late!


A friend wrote this. I take no credit, but it's  food for thought.
"I'm not asking anyone to take my side, or the side of Israel, but I am asking you to think critically about the news you get from CNN and the BBC and AlJazeera or whatever station you watch
If we were colonizers, we would be actively planning wars, and TAKING land, not giving it away for PEACE. ( SINAI, Lebanon, Gaza strip...all relinquished, after being won, fairly, in a war, which we did not start. And yet still given away, in the promise of PEACE, which we have not gotten in return)
If we were committing genocide, then the population of Gaza and the West Bank would not have GROWN since 1967, but rather gotten smaller..no? Arabs in Gaza and the West Bank 1967: less than 1 million. Arabs in those areas today: 5 million) 
That is not GENOCIDE! You cannot have 500% population growth in a genocide. 
The definition of genocide is: 
" The deliberate killing of a large number of people from a particular nation or ethnic group with the aim of destroying that nation or group"
Does it look like we've destroyed anyone or are aiming to? 
Point of fact, we do not engage unless engaged with. And even then, our engagements are military, warnings in advance to clear the area and no civilian engagement whenever possible. 
Which brings me to the next part: 
War Crimes. Do you see in Israel rocket launchers on residential streets, missiles hidden under hospitals and schools (yes, even UNWRA schools got in on the deal)? Do you see 5 year old martyrs with hand grenades, and children trained with automatic weapons, and calls to behead all arabs, wherever we can find them? No, you do not. 
That is what our army faces against daily. And our CIVILIAN population is faced with daily, hourly....the WAR CRIMES of HAMAS and the Palestinian Authority. 
If we wanted to flatten all of Gaza and turn it into a parking lot, we have the weapon power to do it in 3 minutes. Why in the world do you think we haven't? After 10,000's of rockets and missiles have been fired indiscriminately at our cities and schools and homes, after Israelis have been killed and maimed and attacked....the reason is because we value HUMAN LIFE. Because we are trying to save the lives of the people of Gaza and the West Bank. We introduced water and power infrastructure to their villages. Before Israel, they had none. 
Next, the claims that Gaza is an open air prison, or a death camp etc. Ask yourself, how poor Gaza, that the BBC and NYT likes to claim is cut off from the world, and has no access to supplies...can import or import the materials to make thousands of rockets and missiles and rocket launchers --but can't import food, or medicine? Ask yourself where all of the cement and supplies to build schools and hospitals went...when instead there are hundreds of miles of cement and steel reinforced underground terror tunnels built every year. 
Finally, ask yourself how the leaders and government of poor Gaza have enough money to have a Billionaires Gaza Yacht Club with multi-million dollar yachts, and facilities, luxurious 5 star hotels, shopping malls filled with Gucci and Chanel and Polo shirts -- while their people literally starve and beg for help. 
And that is the main point. Israel does not govern GAZA. Israel is not in GAZA. Israel does not control GAZA. Gaza controls GAZA. So whatever the War Crime is for shelling your own population (430 rockets fired from Gaza at Israel have actually fallen within Gaza hurting and killing their own people), for putting rockets and missiles under their homes, for stealing their food and international aid -- you should know who to blame. The same Gazan leadership the Free Palestine movement funds and supports.
And now, think again critically about this situation. Do you honestly think that "Free-ing Palestine", and turning Israel over to these same folks that currently run GAZA or Ramallah so well is the solution to anything? Will provide more food or medicine or opportunity or freedom to ANYONE? Free Palestine hangs gay men from the tops of buildings and drags their bodies through the streets. Free Palestine supports honor killings of young women who have been raped or abused or shamed. Free Palestine calls for the elimination of all Jews. Free Palestine is in reality, nothing more than a thuggish, brutal, facist military regime, dressed up like a woke, liberal western project with nice slogans and catchy protest tunes. 
Like with most things, just follow the money and see what Free Palestine is really all about before lending your voice or your funds or support. 
Again, you don't have to wave an Israeli flag from your flagpole, but if you care about justice, real justice, and peace, freedom and security, think critically about the information you receive and then ask yourself what rings true."
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