River to Sea Uprooted Palestinian
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(2) Richard Kuper, the person behind ‘Irene-the Jewish Boat to Gaza’, was bold enough to admit it — “Our goal is to show that not all Jews support Israeli policies toward Palestinians,” he said. It is now an established fact that the Jewish boat carried hardly any humanitarian aid for the Gazans : its main mission, as far as Kuper was concerned, seems to have been to amend Jewish reputation.I have spent the last ten years elaborating on Jewish national ideology and tribal politics. During my journey of grasping what Zionism and Israel stand for, I came to realize that it is actually the Jewish left — and Jewish Marxists in particular — that provide us with an adequate glimpse into contemporary Jewish identity, tribal supremacy, marginal politics and tribalism.
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“Let’s blame (Imad) Mughniyah for killing Hariri. He’s dead so the investigative trail ends. Just say, ‘We had no idea what he was doing’. No more tribunal. Everyone is happy. And as a sweetener we’ll take Hezbollah off our Terrorism list.” US undersecretary of State for Near East Affairs Jeffrey Feltman to Hezbollah via the Saudi-Syrian, back channel on 10/22/10
“Do you think we’re that stupid?” Hezbollah (smelling a set-up) to Obama via the same channel 10/23/10
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His over reaction could also points to an implicit guilt !! If the party did not do it (and there is not enough evidence to indict anyone and the witnesses have been proven to be lying) they should not be so reactionary towards the tribunal. The Tribunal is politicized and is acting as a tool of the US/Israel/KSA to be used against the resistance, most rational people believe so. But most people in Lebanon are not thinking rationally and think along sectarian lines, and he FAILED to gain the support of Lebanon the moment he took over Beirut 2 years ago , and for him to try to convince the non Shia Lebanese that he is speaking on behalf of All Lebanon is both inaccurate and insincere. He should stop acting like he is guilty , stop being defensive. Because all he is doing now is adding fuel to the fire]
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>The terror campaign by Zionist Paramiliary groups resulted in the expulsion of 805,067 Palestinians and the destruction of 531 indigenous villages, representing roughly 85 per cent of the native population and the seizure of 92 per cent of the land.
Most Americans and Europeans believe that Israel was established by the United Nations after World War II as a haven and homeland for the desperate Jewish survivors of the Nazi holocaust who had nowhere else to go. This belief is wrong on two counts:
1. The Israeli declaration of statehood (1948) credits the Zionist movement for the creation of the state of Israel – not the U.N., which had withdrawn its recommendation for a partition of Palestine, and instead planned a U.N. Trusteeship for the “Holy Land” – sacred to Jews, Christians, and Moslems. At that time (1947), two thirds of the inhabitants in Palestine were Palestinian Christian and Moslem Arabs who had lived there for thousands of years, along with a small Jewish Arab population. However, European Zionist settlers had been entering Palestine for decades in small numbers, and in swelling numbers in the 1940s, so that by 1948 Jews constituted one third of the population in Palestine. (Zionism will be discussed in the next page.)
WHAT IS ZIONISM?
Zionism was-and is-a political, nationalist, colonial-settler movement to create a Jewish state in Palestine and beyond, and to “ingather” (or segregate) world Jewry into that ever-expanding “Greater Israel” through a series of wars.
The Zionist movement began in the mid 1800s, but burgeoned after the publication of Theodore Herzl’s book: The Jewish State in 1896. In his Diaries Herzl outlined the future Jewish state as extending from the Nile to the Euphrates (Vol. II, p. 711).
As early as 1919, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson learned: “The Zionists looked forward to a practically complete dispossession of the present non-Jewish inhabitants of Palestine.” (King-Crane Commission Report) These “inhabitants” were the Christian and Moslem Arabs who constituted 92% of the population! Lord Edwin Montagu, the only Jewish member of the British Cabinet in 1917, vehemently opposed the Balfour Declaration of that year which pledged British support for the establishment of a “national home for the Jewish people” in Palestine. Montagu presciently wrote in a secret Memorandum to the Cabinet: “You will find a population in Palestine driving out its present inhabitants, taking all the best in the country, drawn from all quarters of the globe.”
By 1943 (five years before Israeli statehood), U.S. President F.D. Roosevelt was informed that: “The Zionist organization in Palestine has indicated its commitment to an enlarged program for:
1. A sovereign Jewish state which would embrace Palestine and probably eventually Transjordan.
2. An eventual transfer of the Arab population from Palestine to Iraq, and
3. Jewish leadership for the whole Middle East in the fields of economic development and control.” (U. S. Foreign Relations: Near East and Africa, Vol. IV, pp.676-677).
Israel came into being in 1948 by means of premeditated terrorism (Plan Dalat) which resulted in the ethnic cleansing of 750,000 Palestinians and the seizure of 78% of their patrimony. (See The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by Israeli Professor Ilan Pappe). Leah Rabin, widow of the slain Israeli Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin, told former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright: “We were terrorists once… Despite all the efforts of all the British army in the land, we went on with terrorism.” (The Christian Science Monitor, September 1, 1997) One example of Zionist terrorism was the bombing of the King David hotel in Jerusalem in 1948. Zionist terrorism was glorified in Leon Uris’s book and movie, Exodus. Palestinian towns and villages were subjected to massacres. (Deir Yassin, the best known). More than five hundred of them were bulldozed. (Palestinian homes are still being bulldozed today.) Secret Zionist underground weapons factories had been built in Palestine; military planes and other advanced weaponry had been smuggled in from Czechoslovakia, the U.S. and elsewhere. Ex-U.S. W.W.II pilots were hired as mercenaries to fly planes to bomb Arab towns and villages (The Pledge, by Leonard Slater).
Seizing 72% of Palestine was only the beginning of “Greater Israel”. In the words of prominent American Zionist leader Abba Hillel Silver at the 49th Zionist Organization of America Convention in 1946: “Zionism is not an immigration or a refugee movement but a movement to rebuild the Jewish state for the Jewish nation.” This statement was recently reaffirmed by current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “‘Recognizing the state of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people implies an understanding that the Palestinians are willing to put an end to their refusal to recognize the Jewish state within some border or another.’ The Prime Minister spoke of a state of the Jewish people, meaning one that is also a national home for Diaspora Jews” (Ha’aretz June 8, 2010). Millions of Jews live worldwide outside of Israel; as former Israeli Knesset member, Uri Avnery stated in his book, Israel without Zionists: “Because Zionism considers Israel the beachhead of world Jewry, world Jewry is seen as an inexhaustible reservoir of manpower and money” (p.163). Therefore WHAT are the borders of the Jewish state Netanyahu demands the Palestinians to recognize?
How can the remnant of Palestinians living under apartheid in their occupied country – and the millions of others uprooted and living in exile – accept Netanyahu’s outrageous dictate? Netanyahu is demanding that they accept the usurpation of their patrimony and give up their lawful right to return to their ancestral home. (Dozens of U.N. Resolutions have affirmed their “right of return”; and the “inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war”.)
Furthermore, U.N General Assembly Resolution 2621 (XXV, 1970) asserts: “The inherent right of colonial peoples to struggle by all means necessary at their disposal against colonial powers which suppress their aspirations for freedom and independence.” The U.N. definition of genocide is: “the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, religious, or national group.” Palestine was a country. Former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meier carried a Palestinian passport. Palestine was brutally erased from the map; the exclusive Jewish state of Israel took its place. An Israeli of tremendous spiritual strength, Yitzhak Frankenthal, whose son was killed by a Palestinian fighter said: “My son Arik was not murdered because he was Jewish but because he is part of the nation that occupies the territory of another.” (The Guardian, July 8, 2002.) Another Israeli, whose daughter was also killed, joined eight other Jews in an attempt to break the siege of Gaza by sea. Jews of conscience do not support the hundred year long genocide against the Palestinians, akin to the genocide perpetrated upon Native Americans.
This historical record shows that Israel was NOT created out of necessity to find a home for Jewish refugees after World War II; rather those hapless people were used to further long-planned Zionist goals. In fact, hundreds of those refugees were killed when Zionist terrorists sank the ships Patria and Sturma filled with Jewish refugees off the coast of Palestine in 1947 (suspicion was cast on the British and Palestinians) to foment international pressure to open Palestine to unlimited Jewish immigration (1968 Year Book, Encyclopedia Britannica).
THE EFFECT OF ZIONIST “INGATHERING”
Soldiers are needed to expand and settle coveted territory, and so the next “ingathering” took place. The most readily available populations of Jews resided in the Arab countries.
In the 1950s Zionist agents provocateurs hid stashes of arms in synagogues and planted bombs in Iraq and other Arab countries with large Jewish populations to frighten the Jews into fleeing to Israel. One of those agents was Nissim Rejwan, who confessed that the emigration was not a rescue operation as reported, but was the result of “intensive Zionist activity inside Iraq” (Jerusalem Post, July 21, 1964). U.S. transport planes flew hundreds of thousands of those Jews to Israel where they were incorporated into the Israel Defense Force. This was confirmed in a book by anti-Zionist American Rabbi, Elmer Berger, who went to North Africa to interview Rabbis and other Jews who refused to leave their homelands. (See Who Knows Better Must Say). Thus, the UPROOTING of ancient Jewish communities in the Levant was a tragic effect of Zionism.
Millions of Jewish Americans were as yet an untapped reservoir. Former Israeli Prime Minister David Ben Gurion told a delegation of American Jews that the task was: “bringing all Jews to Israel… We appeal to the parents to send their children here; even if they decline to help, we will bring the youth to Israel” (The Israel Digest, March 29, 1963). Prominent American Zionist Samuel Margoshes declared: “Next to the mobilization of World Jewry for the support of Israel, the organization of Jewish life in the Diaspora must be the great task of the World Zionist Organization. To Zionize World Jewry… to establish Zionist hegemony… is a challenge which will take a generation or two to meet adequately” (The Day, May 30, 1949).
Zionist schools were established across the U.S. teaching Israeli Hebrew. American Jewish youth were sent to Israel during summers to work on kibbutzim. By 1959 Israeli former Knesset member, Uri Avnery, declared: “The Zionist Organization of America holds dominion over the Jews of America with a complete and perfect totalitarian rule.” (Issues, Spring).
The Beyes Afroyim U.S. Supreme Court decision (five to four) of May, 1967, allowed dual U.S.-Israeli nationality to a naturalized Jewish Israeli, thus overturning two hundred years of U.S. citizenship law, and threatening E Pluribus Unum. Israel has a “Law of Return” which confers Israeli citizenship upon Jews everywhere in the world — all they need do is go to an Israeli Consulate and ask for it. Many Jewish Americans did. (President Obama’s Chief of Staff, Rahm Emmanuel, holds dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship.) Zionist Israel now had the manpower to launch the June, 1967 war in which the entirety of Palestine was seized (and another 350,000 Palestinians expelled), along with the Golan Heights of Syria, Egypt’s Sinai, and southern Lebanon. Many Jewish Americans fought for Israel in the 1967 war; and many (now dual citizens) are settlers on Palestinian land seized in that war. These settlements are illegal under International Law, specifically U.N. Security Council Resolution 242 which: “emphasizes the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war”, and the Geneva Conventions.
However, “Greater Israel” had not yet been reached. Leo Helman stated in: The Jewish Press: “As a nation, Israel must look forward, beyond the next war, and the one after that” (June 27, 1969).
A larger Israel Defense Force was needed. Next were the three million Soviet Jews who were targeted for “ingathering”. After eighteen Georgian Jews appealed for emigration to Israel, a PR campaign went into full swing claiming Soviet Jews were in a new kind of Babylonian captivity. But was this true? U.S. Rabbi Marc Schneier lamented in an article in The Christian Science Monitor (June 8, 1988) that: “The great majority of Soviet Jews have not expressed interest in emigrating. They must be provided with the opportunity to learn about Judaism and the means to quicken their sense of Jewish identity.” Zionist agents began taking Hebrew language materials to them. Later, Henry Kissinger inadvertently let slip that when he was the U.S. Secretary of State: “We invented the concept of Soviet Jewish emigration” (McNeil-Lehrer Report, May, 1990).
The Jews who did wish to leave the Soviet Union wanted to go to the U.S. for economic reasons, and thousands were admitted. However, an Associated Press report from Jerusalem on June 19, 1988 stated: “The Israeli cabinet said today that it would try to force Soviet Jews to travel directly to Israel instead of settling elsewhere.” The U.S. complied; and so Soviet Jews were given no choice and were sent to Israel to help swell the population and settle the Palestinian lands occupied in the 1967 Israeli war of expansion. The Jews of Rumania and Ethiopia were also “ingathered”.
To recapitulate thus far: an effect of Zionism has been to “ingather” several million Jews from Islamic, European, and Western countries (including the USA) into an expanding Israel, and to “Zionize” other millions in the Diaspora.
THE EFFECT OF ZIONISM ON THE MIDDLE EAST
These effects have included, (besides the usurpation of Palestine), invasions, bombings and occupations of Lebanon in 1978, 1982, 1993, 1996, and 2006. Israel covets the headwaters of the Litani River in southern Lebanon and will certainly make further attempts to gain them. The U.N. Security Council made no attempt to stop Israel’s month long assault on Lebanon in 2006; nor did it when Israel savagely launched “Cast Lead” on the defenseless population under siege in Gaza in 2008. This was not surprising in light of a comment made by former U.S. Secretary of State, Madeleine Alright, who told a newspaper editorial board: “The U.N. is a tool for U.S. foreign policy.” (The Christian Science Monitor, May 11, 2001.)
Israel has occupied Egypt’s Sinai three times (once with French and British collusion.)
Israel has made war on its neighbors in 1948, 1956, 1967, 1973; and has used its “ally”, the U.S. to further its imperial objectives in the on-going wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and beyond (discussed further in the next section.)
Iraq (the “Cradle of Civilization”) was bombed by the U.S. into a “pre-industrial” state in 1991 according to the U.N. it’s electric grids and water treatment plants were totally destroyed. Then came ten years of severe sanctions during which 500,000 Iraqi children died. Madeleine Albright shockingly told Leslie Stahl on TV “60 Minutes” that the cost of their lives was “worth it.” Though a million Iraqis died in Bush Senior’s war of “Shock and Awe”, Iraq was even more savagely bombed and then occupied in 2003 by his son, George H.W Bush, on the basis of lies and false intelligence. Another million Iraqis were killed and four million made refugees. The killing and destruction of civil society goes on at this moment.
Afghanistan was targeted next; the U.S. is engaged in a seemingly endless war there. The so-called “war on terror” extends now into Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, and Sudan. Zionists like Senator Lieberman propagandize daily for a war on Iran, which is surrounded by Israeli and U.S. warships and planes loaded with nuclear weapons. The U.S. and Britain have adopted Israeli practices such as “pre-emptive” war (bombing or invading a country without just cause — a crime under international law); targeted assassinations (even of their own citizens); torture (using Israeli methods of sexual assault and humiliation; abuse of the Koran etc.); and “rendition” (kidnapping people to be sent to third countries for torture and interrogation). Iran, a nation of 72 million people, is now threatened with “obliteration” (the word used by Presidential candidate – now Secretary of State- Hillary Clinton.) Let it be remembered that in 2002, and again in 2006, the entire Arab League of twenty four states and the Palestinians offered Israel peace, recognition, and economic relations if Israel withdrew to the June 4th, 1967 borders and implemented U.N. Resolution 242 upholding the right of return of the Palestinian refugees. Israel (and the U.S.) made NO response to this offer.
THE EFFECT OF ZIONISM ON THE UNITED STATES
Former U.S. Senator J .William Fulbright stated in his book: The Price of Empire (1989): “We have lost our freedom of action in the Middle East and are committed to policies that promote neither our own national interest nor the cause of peace… The Israeli government dominates our policy in the Middle East.” This statement was echoed in the recent well documented book, The Israel Lobby, by U.S. Professors John Mearsheimer (Chicago) and Steven Walt (Harvard): “Why has the U.S. been willing to set aside its own security and that of many of its allies in order to advance the interests of another state? The thrust of U.S. policy in the region derives almost entirely from domestic politics and especially the activities of the ‘Israel Lobby.’” They go on to say: “There is little doubt that Israel and the Lobby were key factors in the decision to go to war” (in Iraq).
Evidence to support the above statements appeared in the Israeli newspaper Maariv (Jerusalem, Sept. 2, 1994) in an article by Bar-Yosef entitled: “The Jews Who Run Clinton’s Court” (translated by Israeli Professor Israel Shahak): “Deputy National Security Adviser ‘Sandy’ Berger, and National Security Adviser to the Vice President, Leon Perth, are warm (meaning Zionist) Jews. They have reached positions that are extremely sensitive for U.S. policies. They are by no means exceptions. In the National Security Council 7 out of 10 top staffers are Jews. The situation is not much different in the President’s office which is full of warm Jews. They are joined by a long list of senior Jewish officials in the State Department headed by the head of the Middle East peace team, Dennis Ross. The enormous Jewish influence in Washington is not limited to the government. A significant part of senior media correspondents, newspaper editors, and analysts are Jewish. In the fields of security, and science, in the film industry, in art and literature, the Jewish influence can only be described as immense, with a corresponding enhancement of the Jewish power.”
Where that “Jewish power” would be directed can be found in an article in the Journal, Kivunim, (“Directions”) of the Department of Information of the World Zionist Organization: “The dissolution of Syria and Iraq into ethnically or religiously unique areas is Israel’s primary target on the Eastern front in the long run, while the dissolution of the military power of those states serves as the primary short term target…Iraq, rich in oil… is guaranteed as a candidate for Israel’s targets” (by Oded Yinon, February, 1982).
These objectives were carried out by the U.S. and Britain for Israel. The “Cradle of Civilization” has been destroyed; two million Iraqis killed; four million made refugees; countless others injured or sick from WMDs (depleted uranium, phosphorous bombs, poisonous water, etc; thousands of Americans and British killed and wounded; a trillion dollars spent for the carnage; and economies plunged into chaos. Former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Joseph Wilson, said of this debacle: “This war was never about WMD. It was never a war about terrorism. The so called front on terror didn’t exist until we created it, and it wasn’t about liberation of the poor Iraqi people…it is all about redrawing the political map of the Middle East. What I mean by that is returning the Arab world to its pre-Ottomon stage, so that Israel is surrounded by demographic entities that are no larger than it is and would spend all their time fighting each other and are unable to provide a monolithic block against Israel. It looks to me like they are all geared up to do something with Syria, perhaps Iran” (The Independent Nov.6, 2003, p.27).
Was it by “coincidence” that the U.S. and Britain fulfilled the plan outlined above by Yinon? Or was Senator Fulbright exactly right when he said that Zionists control U.S. foreign policy? An article in The Christian Science Monitor gives a clue to the answer: “Within days of 9/11 Netanyahu said (in D.C.) the attacks present a historic opportunity for the U.S. to dismantle the regimes in Syria, Iran, Iraq, Sudan, and the leadership of the Palestinian territories” (April 9, 2003 p. 3). Though millions of Americans demonstrated for peace, the U.S. government illegally and “preemptively” carried out Israel’s instructions.
A shocking revelation of U.S. collusion with Israel in the 1967 “Six Day War” was revealed twenty two years later on TV “Frontline” in a broadcast entitled: Israel, the Covert Connection: “In June 1967 Israel went to war with Egypt, Jordan, and Syria capturing all of Jerusalem and what are now the occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza. Officially, the U.S. was neutral. Secretly, it gave Israel full diplomatic support…the final decision to go to war was not taken, say the Israelis, until their intelligence chief Meir Amit had met secretly with CIA Director Richard Helms. The first ones to fire were the Israelis who through this secret channel got the green light of the U.S. Administration to start the war.” (May 16, 1989) Most Americans still believe Egypt started the war; and to this day they are unaware of U.S. collusion with Israel in that war of expansion.
Even more shocking is the story of the U.S. spy ship, Liberty off the coast of Sinai when the war started. Israel attacked and tried to sink the ship with no survivors. When the U.S. 6th fleet in the Mediterranean sent rescue planes, President Lyndon Johnson personally told the commander of the fleet, Admiral Geis, to call the planes back. Johnson said: “I don’t give a damn if the ship sinks and all the Americans are killed. I will not embarrass my ally (Israel)” (James Bamford, Body of Secrets; also Council for the National Interest Newsletter, 12/’91). THIS WAS TREASON!
The Liberty was not the first U.S. target Israel attacked. In 1956 Israeli terrorists of Egyptian origin tried to bomb British and American buildings in Cairo to create public hatred in the West for President Nasser. The agents’ provocateurs were caught. This was called “The Lavon Affair” which brought down the Israeli government at the time. Israel is supposedly the U.S.’s “strategic ally”!
Then there is the case of Jonathan Pollard, Zionist American who passed on tens of thousands of top U.S. military secrets to Israel, who is serving a life prison sentence for doing so. Israel and its Lobby have strenuously pressured the U.S. government to release him.
Will the U.S. continue to support Israel’s imperial goals? Professor Israel Shahak laid them out candidly in his book, Open Secrets: “Israeli strategies are aimed at establishing hegemony over the entire Middle East which it has always sought covertly, without hesitating to use for the purpose all means available, including nuclear ones. By insisting on its nuclear monopoly, Israel aims at reducing all other Middle Eastern states to the status of its vassals.”
U.S. Presidential candidate John McCain sang “bomb, bomb, bomb Iran” to the delight of his Zionist supporters. Candidate Clinton (now U.S Secretary of State) declared that Iran would be “obliterated” if it attacked Israel. Interestingly, Burrows and Windrem in their well documented book about Israel’s WMDS, Critical Mass wrote: “Israel wired itself for nuclear war. It was a system that Israel’s enemies could not counter or match. Indeed, they could barely comprehend its complexity… Israel has achieved what strategic analysts call ‘escalation superiority’, the ability to control the pace of a conflict by being able to guarantee that its attackers WILL BE OBLITERATED” (pp. 286 and 288). (Did Hillary read their book?)
Amos Harel, in the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz on June 8, 2010, writes that Israel recently asked the U.S. to double the US army weaponry stockpiled in Israel, including JDAM bombs (Joint direct Attack Munition bombs (used against Lebanon and Gaza) in: “the eventuality of a prolonged war, which would necessitate using the IAF (Israeli Air Force) to attack many targets. AMERICANS MIGHT NEED TO FIGHT.”
Is it a coincidence that the Project for the New American Century created by Zionists Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Dick Cheney, and Donald Rumsfeld states as its “core mission”: “The U.S. must fight and decisively win multiple, simultaneous major theatre wars”. And to do so: “advanced forms of biological warfare that can target specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool.” (Was AIDS really from monkeys?) How many Americans know about this “project”? How many would give their consent to these horrors? Do Americans know that Iran is surrounded by U.S. and Israeli ships and submarines loaded with nuclear weapons? Will Iran suffer the same fate as Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, and-increasingly-Pakistan?
Zionists have fabricated the idea of a “clash of civilizations” that necessitates a “war on terror”. George H.W. Bush used the word “Crusade” in describing that war—a code word that was well understood in the Islamic world. “Shock and Awe” on Iraq certainly was terror. Islamic, African, South American and other populations have been subjected to Zionist directed terror for decades.
Israeli Professor Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi ominously warned: “Israel’s activities in the Third World are significant reflections of the basic nature of Zionism and the state of Israel, and of the resulting Israeli society and world view. From Manila in the Philippines, to Tegucigalpa in Honduras to Windhoeck in Namibia, Israel’s emissaries have been involved in a continuous war, which is truly a World War. And what enemy is Israel fighting? It is the population of the third world”. (The Israeli Connection, p. 243)
After examining what Zionism is; what its goals are; and what its’ effects have been thus far, this premonition of former Professor of history at the American University of Beirut, Constantine Zuraik, (a Christian Palestinian), written in 1948 shortly after the “Nakba” (“disaster”-the ethnic cleansing of Palestine) is harrowing with portent: “The forces which the Zionists control in all parts of the world can threaten the independence of all the Arab lands and form a continuing and frightening danger to their life. The facilities that the Zionist forces have for growth and expansion will place the Arab world forever at their mercy and will paralyze its vitality and deter its progress and evolution in the ladders of advancement and civilization—that is, if this Arab world is permitted to exist at all” (reprinted in Middle East Forum, Vol. XLIII, 1967). And as Professor Beit-Hallahmi revealed, not only the Arab world is in peril of destruction.
What can “We, the People” do to stop this horror when our government is Zionist controlled?
There ARE signs of hope. There are grassroots movements like Free Gaza which has sent many ships carrying humanitarian supplies and international activists to break the Israeli siege of Gaza. Though Israel attacked a flotilla and murdered nine passengers, more boats will go until the siege is lifted. Viva Palestina, spearheaded by former British Parliament member, George Galloway, has taken several international convoys carrying desperately needed medical and other supplies as well as ambulances and fire engines to Gaza. Jewish Voices for Peace; the International Ant-Zionist Jewish Network; the BDS (boycott, divest, sanctions) campaign; the writings and music of ex-Israeli jazz artist, Gilad Atzmon; the 9/11 Truth movement—these and other organizations and activists are mounting growing opposition to Zionism’s agenda for continuing genocidal wars.
When Iran’s President Ahmadinijad raised questions at the U.N. about 9/11, Western ambassadors walked out. However, the majority of people throughout the world do not believe the U.S. official explanation. The most telling evidence that belies the official story is the discovery by nine eminent physicists of military Super-thermite and Nano-thermite in four different samples of dust from the Trade Center. Their findings are recorded in The Open Chemical Physics Journal, Volume 2 ISSN: 1874-4125 (pp.7-31); and they point to a false flag operation perpetrated to justify the “war on terror”; the “Patriot Act” (sic); the ensuing wars on Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the imminent war on Iran; and torture, rendition, and assassination in the name of “national security”.
If enough people challenge the myth of hijackers with box cutters; and an independent investigation proves 9/11 was an “inside job”, the Zionist stranglehold on the U.S. might be broken and a brighter future may unfold.
Nan Withington holds a M.A. in Political Science/ Middle East Studies (thesis: “Zionism and the Arab/Israeli Conflict”, Kent State University). Her husband (from Jaffa) was expelled from Palestine with his family in 1948.
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Shallah made his remarks in a ceremony held Friday afternoon on the 23rd inception anniversary of his Movement and the 15th death anniversary of late Fathi Al-Shakaki, the founder of Islamic Jihad.
The Islamic Jihad official pointed in his speech to the suspicious remarks made by PA leaders regarding their intention to recognize the Jewish state and warned of another calamity that could befall the Palestinian people as a result of the antinational positions of the PA.
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He also criticized the PA for saying that recognizing Israel as a Jewish state is a matter of indifference to the Palestinian people, affirming that this recognition would affect more than six million Palestinian refugees in the diaspora and one and half million others inside the 1948 occupied lands.
The Islamic Jihad official also slammed the US hegemony over the world and its persistence in killing thousands of civilians all over the globe in the name of democracy.
“The world which is ruled by the US is merciless and heartless and we say to this world, ‘you have killed hundreds of thousands of civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan and threaten to kill millions in Sudan, while you are afraid that some of your crimes get leaked to the media so as not to pose a threat to your soldiers,” the official said.
“We understand that your mission in Palestine is to ensure Israel’s security and this means killing and displacing us. You are accomplices in the blockade, [Israel’s] crimes and the Judaization of our holy places, and Israel commits its war crimes on your behalf. You are a gang without values and your democracy is stained with the blood of martyrs in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Palestine, but we will extract our rights in our own way,” he added.
Senior Hamas official Khalil Hayya, who attended the ceremony, also highlighted the importance of resisting the Israeli occupation as the only option to liberate Palestine and urged Fatah to have the genuine will to achieve reconciliation in order to strengthen the internal front in the face of the occupation.
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