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Speaking to the Palestinians in the language of death, but still there is hope

Editor’s Note : It’s too late to save Israel as a Jewish and a democratic home. It’s time for all people of  conscience  in the world to demand  sweet justice! The criminal Zionist project must end. “Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir’s arrogance shut her ears to the peace signals from the late Egyptian President, Anwar Sadat. The thousands of victims exacted by that war did not succeed in curing the Israelis of the curse of arrogance. It sticks its nose up so high that it blocks the view around the corner – until the next violent clash.” wrote Akiva Eldar in the Haaretz.  For decades, the people of the world  have been watching Jewish settlers stealing lands that belong to Arabs, with the permission and the blessing of the western governments.  

Many American senators and congressmen “keep quiet” and refrain from criticizing Israeli policies because they “live in fear” and are “intimidated” by pro-Israeli groups such as the Emergency Committee for Israel (ECI), according to J Street founder and President Jeremy Ben-Ami. .

Ben-Ami’s bald assertion came during a debate with Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, a director of ECI.

Alan Hart is right in predicting  that the Zionist state’s criminal behavior, together with its sickening self-righteousness, will add waves to the already rising, global tide of anti-Israelism, if this insanity is allowed to continue.  Both Israel and the Jewish People will pay the price for failing to seriously and sincerely pursue peace with Palestinians.

 

By Alan Hart

 

When Israel rained death and destruction on the Gaza Strip four years ago, Chris Hedges wrote the following:

“Israel uses sophisticated attack jets and Naval vessels to bomb densely crowded refugee camps, schools, apartment blocks mosques and slums, to attack a population that has no air force, no air defense, no navy, no heavy weapons, no artillery units, no mechanized armour, no command and control, no army and calls it a war. It is not a war. It is Murder. Images of dead Palestinian children lined up as if asleep on the floor of the main hospital in Gaza are a metaphor for the future. Israel will from now on speak to the Palestinians in the language of death.”

How right he was! What we have been witnessing since the targeted assassination of Hamas’s military leader is the proof (if more was needed) that the language of death is the only language Israel’s leaders have for speaking to the Palestinians. (In the Jerusalem Post, Gilad Sharon, Ariel’s son, wrote the following. “We need to flatten entire neighborhoods in Gaza. Flatten all of Gaza. The Americans didn’t stop with Hiroshima – the Japanese weren’t surrendering fast enough, so they hit Nagasaki, too). ”

Though not quite as savage as its 2008/2009 blitzkrieg, Israel’s current offensive is murder; and all Western leaders, taking their cue from President Obama, are complicit (by default if not design). All of their statements that Israel has a right to defend itself ignored the fact that Israel is a brutal, occupying power, and that its occupation (on-going colonization and ethnic cleansing by stealth), plus its blockade of the Gaza Strip, plus Israeli provocations, were the cause of the incoming rockets to which the Zionist (not Jewish) state was exposed.

Remember some of the others who have won this nobel prize: Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Clerk for ending apartheid; Mikhail Gorbachev for tearing down the wall; John Hume and David Trimble for helping bring peace to Northern Ireland.

At a bare minimum Obama could and should have expressed concern about the grotesquely disproportionate nature of Israel’s response to the rockets but he chose not to do so. Instead he fully endorsed Israel’s attacks with these words: “Let’s understand that the precipitating event here … was an ever-escalating number of missiles that were landing not just in Israeli territory but in areas that are populated, and there’s no country on Earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders.”

And he seemed to be indicating that he wanted a reason to exclude Israel from any blame for future failure to get a real peace process going with these words: “Those who champion the cause of the Palestinians should recognize that if we see a further escalation of the situation in Gaza then the likelihood of us getting back on any kind of peace track that leads to a two-state solution is going to be pushed off way into the future.”

To judge from its latest statement even J Street, the “progressive” Jewish lobby group, is now critical of Obama’s do-nothing approach. In a letter titled “Enough of silence”, J Street’s head, Jeremy Ben-Ami, called for “greater leadership from the White House” in bringing an end to the current fighting and advancing peace talks with the Palestinians.

We reject the argument that the United States cannot want peace more than the parties themselves,” Ben-Ami wrote. He added: “We call on the president to step forward in his second term with a bold new effort to resolve this conflict. Without a serious effort promoted by the president to achieve two states now, we may well witness the end of our dream for Israel to exist as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people.”

My regular readers know that I still have a small (very, very small) investment in the hope that in his second term, perhaps not until the last year of it, Obama will use the leverage he has to oblige Israel to be serious about peace on terms the Palestinians could accept, if only to best protect America’s own interests. The reason why I believe this might be more than wishful thinking on my part is that there’s a case for saying Israel’s psychopathic leaders may actually assist Obama to do what is right and best for all. What do I mean?

Two things are predictable.

One is that Israel will go on living by the sword, defying international law and ramping up its  efforts to force the Palestinians to surrender to Zionism’s will.

The other is that the Zionist state’s criminal behavior, together with its sickening self-righteousness, will add waves to the already rising, global tide of anti-Israelism.

It could be that the time is coming when Israel’s policies and actions will cause it to be loathed, even hated, by most people on earth.

If this happened there could be something very close to a universal demand from the peoples of nations for governments to confront the Zionist monster, a demand that governments, including the one in Washington D.C., would be unable to resist.

As for Israel’s Jews themselves, it’s worth noting that in his call for greater leadership from the White House, J. Street’s Ben-Ami also said this:

Sadly, too few in Israeli politics today are willing to say that the strategic threat to the survival of Israel is not the rockets from Gaza, but the failure to achieve two states before it is too late. Even more sadly, there is apparently little audience in Israel for such a message. We are told the Israeli people have given up on peace, that we shouldn’t talk of peace, that it’s a dirty word today.”

The truth is that the rockets from the Gaza Strip have only strengthened support for Netanyahu and his policy of talking to the Palestinians in the language of death, and that might well be why he provoked the escalation by ordering the assassination of Hamas’s military chief.


 

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  1. “The truth is that the rockets from the Gaza Strip have only strengthened support for Netanyahu and his policy of talking to the Palestinians in the language of death”
    Of course, Alan is right and one could say that this was the reason for the escalation, culminating in the coming elections in Israel.
    Where I live, the major newspaper printed my letter on Monday critical of Israel. The same again today, and a large cartoon emphasised the election as the motivation for Netanyahu in this one-sided battle with women and children being the victims.

    On the other hand, arguing against the sacrifice that the rocketeers bring on to the heads of the innocents, one must look at the climate that existed in relation to the status of Palestine before the assassination 0f the Hamas leader by Israel that was obviously designed to commence this whole sorry affair.

    They were under the grey cloud called ‘let’s do nothing, more of the same, the Peace Process’. This as everyone knows was and always has been a complete farce. It was never on the agenda, ever, but we saw the famous picture of Clinton, the Zionist fellow traveller, Mubarak, the US stooge, Netanyahu, the evil killer from Israel and poor Mr. Abbas, who looked as though he was really going to achieve great things. Clinton, of course represented herself as an ‘honest broker’ and Mubarak somehow adopted the same fictitious role. The truth was that it was Abbas against the other three, the odds that Israel likes, this time engineered, yet again, by the US.. They are always in there, boots and all, or that’s the way they like to have it viewed.”Democracy” the war cry, another total fiction particularly in America

    The failure is on their heads as are all the problems in that geography. The US thrives on militarism. Bankrupt with it and even more so, without it

    Our rhetorical empty-suited President has had four years and done nothing. Now he is either owned by the Zionists, good chance of that, is even more of a disaster than we all imagine, that’s possible , or more likely is under a JFK threat by the Mossad. Much more likely. There has to be a reason other than succumbing to the dictates of a Congress that IS owned by the Jews and which dances to the dictates of Liebeman, Cantor, Schumer and Ros-Lehinden, all funded by AIPAC.
    The great big USA dancing to the tune of a universally hated foreign state.

    My, how the mighty have fallen.

    Of course, we have had the reliable old spectre of Iran trotted out by Netanyahu, indulging himself in his favourite sport. He is so predictable.
    What we need is for Russia to form an alliance with Iran.
    Now that would put a cat amongst the pidgeons..

    A late piece of news. Clinton is on her way to Egypt to muddy the waters for israel’s beneift. If one was there, one could almost script her comments. Gaza will barely receive a moments attention from this charlatan, compromised like no other Something of a precitable joke where one knows the punch line ahead of time, and how.

    International affairs would be better served by anyone else but her, but even better served without the meddling fingers of the US with its vested interests to the fore, always to the total disregard of anything or anyone else.

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