For the past forty-five years the state of Israel has been dispossessing millions of Palestinians living in the Occupied Territories, confiscating their lands, destroying homes, bulldozing orchards and setting-up ‘Jews-only’ colonial settlements serviced by highways, electrical systems and water works for the exclusive use of the settlers and occupying soldiers. The process of Israeli territorial expansion throughout the West Bank and East Jerusalem has greatly accelerated in recent years, converting Palestinian-held territory into non-viable isolated enclaves – like South Africa’s Bantustans – surrounded by the Israeli soldiers who protect violent settler-vigilantes as they assault and harass Palestinian farmers at work in their fields, beat Arab children on their way to school , pelt Palestinian housewives as they hang their laundry and then invade and defecate in Palestinian mosques and churches.
The present path that the state of Israel is on is unsustainable. The occupation of another people and the denial of their national aspirations and their rights is not only morally unacceptable, it is a fatal threat to the entire enterprise of the state of Israel.
US President Benjamin Franklin's comments on Jews
During the drafting of the Constitution in 1789, Benjamin Franklin said at the convention concerning Jewish immigration. (Original in the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia.)
"There is a great danger for the United States of America. That great danger is the Jew. Gentlemen , in whichever land the Jews have settled, they have depressed the moral level and lowered the degree of commercial honesty. They have created a State within a State, and when they are opposed, they attempted to strangle the nation financially as in the case of Portugal and Spain."
"For more than 1700 years they have lamented their sorrowful fate, namely that they were driven out of the motherland; but gentlemen, if the civilized world today should give them back Palestine as theirproperty , they would immediately find pressing reasons for not returning there. Why? Because they are vampires and cannot live on other vampires. They cannot live among themselves. They must live among Christians and others who do not belong to their race."
"If they are not excluded from the United States by the Constitution, within less than a hundred years they will stream into our country in such numbers that they will rule and destroy us, and change our form of government for which Americans have shed their blood and sacrificed life, property and personal freedom. If the Jews are not excluded, within 200 years our children will be working in the fields to feed the Jews, while they remain in the Counting House gleefully rubbing their hands."
"I warn you, gentlemen, if you do not exclude the Jew forever, your children`s children will curse you in your grave."
"Their ideas are not those of Americans. The leopard cannot change his spots. The Jews are a danger to this land, and if they are allowed to enter, they will imperil its institutions."
"They should be excluded by the Constitution."
- Ben Franklin....1789
BENJAMIN FREEDMAN SPEAKS: A JEWISH DEFECTOR WARNS AMERICA
Benjamin Freedman - 1961
Posted Dec. 10, 2008
Benjamin H. Freedman was one of the most intriguing and amazing individuals of the 20th century. Born in 1890, he was a successful Jewish businessman of New York City at one time principal owner of the Woodbury Soap Company. He broke with organized Jewry after the Judeo-Communist victory of 1945, and spent the remainder of his life and the great preponderance of his considerable fortune, at least 2.5 million dollars, exposing the Jewish tyranny which has enveloped the United States.
Mr. Freedman knew what he was talking about because he had been an insider at the highest levels of Jewish organizations and Jewish machinations to gain power over our nation. Mr. Freedman was personally acquainted with Bernard Baruch, Samuel Untermyer, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Joseph Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, and many more movers and shakers of our times.
This speech was given before a patriotic audience in 1961 at the Willard Hotel, Washington, D.C., on behalf of Conde McGinley's patriotic newspaper of that time, Common Sense. Though in some minor ways this wide-ranging and extemporaneous speech has become dated, Mr. Freedman's essential message to us -- his warning to the West -- is more urgent than ever before. -- K.A.S.
The vow of "The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion" that Jewish controlled media would corrupt the nations through “an unremitting emphasis on sex.”
Alan Hart At Freiburg Conference 11 Sep. 2011
I describe the conflict in and over Palestine that became the Zionist - not Jewish! - state of Israel as the cancer at the heart of international affairs; and I believe that without a cure this cancer will consume us all.
I also believe that almost nothing is more important than crossing and actually eliminating the boundaries that have prevented, and to a very large extent do still prevent, informed and honest discussion about who must do what and why for justice for the Palestinians and peace for all. And that�s why I was pleased to accept an invitation to address this conference.
Martin Luther King Jr. said: "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
Mahatma Gandhi's words:
"The day the oppressed says that he is not frightened or does not care about tyranny of the oppressor, the tool of tyranny is nullified.
That's how all the former ruthless empires collapsed and that's what the British colonials are noticing all over India , the beginning of the end of their rule."
...and that's what the Israelis have noticed today, that oppression is having backlash against them not only in Palestine but also in the world.
"Palestinians Are Determined To Go Back To Their Homes & Lands At Any Cost, And To Have An Independent Sovereign Contiguous Viable Palestinian State. They have taken their irrevocable decision."
"It is better to die on your feet than to walk crawling on your knees"
Jewish academic Dr Agustin Velloso:
"Israel is a state that violates international law since it was established, disobeys United Nations’ resolutions, illegally occupies and colonises Arab territory, attacks defenceless civilians causing thousands of dead and injured, subjects the entire population of the Gaza Strip – more than half of whom are children – to a siege which hardly varies from that imposed by the Nazis in the concentration camps."
Is Gideon Levy the most hated man in Israel or just the most heroic?
“My biggest struggle,” he says, “is to rehumanize the Palestinians. There’s a whole machinery of brainwashing in Israel which really accompanies each of us from early childhood, and I’m a product of this machinery as much as anyone else. [We are taught] a few narratives that it’s very hard to break. That we Israelis are the ultimate and only victims. That the Palestinians are born to kill, and their hatred is irrational. That the Palestinians are not human beings like us? So you get a society without any moral doubts, without any questions marks, with hardly public debate. To raise your voice against all this is very hard.
In Israel we have Jewish Israelis, who have full democracy and have full civil rights. We have the Israeli Arabs, who have Israeli citizenship but are severely discriminated against. And we have the Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, who live without any civil rights, and without any human rights. Is that a democracy?”
As long as Israel is allowed to delude itself into believing that persecuting and oppressing the native Palestinians are actually security measures, there will be righteous indignation and perpetual war.
It is the Israeli Army that determines the public discourse. And as the former Chief Rabbi of France lamented in Jerusalem: "Peace has become a dirty word in Israel".
Israel continues to occupy and colonize the Palestinian lands it took by force in 1967 in defiance of international law and 32 UN security council resolutions.
The area around us is very volatile and in turmoil and has exploded like a volcano by the terrorist barbaric groups and their daily executions, in addition to their daily explosions against innocent people. On top of that Israel keeps
occupying Palestine, the Golan Heights in Syria and Shabaa in South Lebanon. The United Nations General Assembly and Security
Council issued Resolutions:
asking Israel to withdraw from the lands occupied and allow refugees to go
back to their land and homes.
After the long Israeli occupation to South Lebanon in 1982, under Hezbollah (Lebanese
resistance) pressure, Israel withdrew from there leaving behind their Lebanese
collaborators (militiamen) who took refuge in Israel.
Some of these Resolutions were taken by the U.N. so many years
ago and until now the lands are still occupied by Israel, and the refugees still are in their
but none was implemented by Israel.
Israel has told the UN to stuff more than 60-odd Resolutions
Israel has an unmatched record of defying UN resolutions, as the enforcer of the world's longest illegal occupation, and the world's most lawless, brutal and unjust occupation.
Israel has a carte blanche to kill, destroy and settle. The U.S. long ago gave up the role of honest broker, and Europe is now following in its footsteps. How depressing !!!!!
In 1947-48, the Zionist paramilitary terror organizations that would later become the Israeli army carried out a premeditated ethnic cleansing of Palestine during and after the British Mandate, they ethnically cleansed more than 400 villages and 13 cities, forcing out almost 800,000 indigenous Palestinians, systematically committing tens of massacres. That ethnic cleansing, referred to by Palestinians as theNakba (Catastrophe), is the reason Gaza is one of the most populated areas in the world, as it is populated by many of those refugees and their descendants. Israel, the US and most of the Western world would like to expunge that 1948 crime from the record. The resistance today in Gaza is the revolt of a people that refuses to be erased.
"The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organised violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do"
(Samuel P Huntington).
Palestinian Pound during the British Mandate
The ethnic cleansing of 1948 is an ongoing reality that has been unfolding for over 60 years, until today: ongoing theft of the remaining Palestinian land and water, demolition of thousands of homes, the making of the Gaza Strip and Palestinian cities into concentration camps surrounded by an eight-meter-high cement wall and electrical fences, inside which reign unemployment, poverty, hunger and despair, in addition to the mass incarceration of three generations of Palestinians (currently the population of Palestinians in Israeli prisons is more than 12,000). On the flip side of the steady decimation of the indigenous Palestinian people, Israel, with US and European support, imported to Palestine one million immigrants, mostly Europeans, during the 1990s. Land theft and colonization were carried out under a fake discourse of peace, promoted by a fake Israeli peace movement and non-governmental organizations financed by the US and EU, using the Oslo agreement of the mid-1990s as tools for the complete elimination of Palestine from the map.
Pope Francis offers prayers at Israeli separation wall in Bethlehem May 2014
Said's words may have been written in 2001, but the thrust of his message is no less resounding: '. . . no matter the occasion, no matter the question, no matter the newspaper or TV or radio journalist, every question must first be answered with a few basic points about the military occupation . . . This is the source of violence, this is the source of the main problems, and it is the reason Israel can never have real peace. Our entire political position must be based on ending the occupation and this must take precedence over any and every other consideration. . .' It is the occupation, the occupation and the occupation over and over again.
Israel wants the land and peace and would
not give the land for peace.
In this Troubled World it seems Might is Right!! Human Rights seems like a dream.
Israel's claims to be a democracy are hollow hypocrisy. Modern Israel is a pilot project for the New Order to be imposed on the world. It is a paradise for the rich and a total misery for lesser folk, including native Arab Muslims and Christians and even many Jews who do not belong to the Ashkenazim elite, but to 'inferior' orders of Sephardic, Ethiopian, and Russian Jews.
"The rabbis of Vienna were sent in 1897 on a fact-finding mission to Palestine to investigate whether it was a suitable place for Jewish settlement were right. They reported back that the “bride was beautiful but married to another man.”
The rabbis had been moved to visit Palestine by Theodore Herzl, an Austrian journalist, who had just published his highly influential book, “The Jewish State”, which launched the movement called “political Zionism”.
Herzl, a broad minded man, was happy to think of the new Israel in Argentina which had a considerable Jewish migration in the nineteenth century and was well away from the clutches of anti-Semitic Europe. He was also inclined to accept the offer of Joseph Chamberlain, then the British colonial secretary, for a site on the Uasin Gishu plateau near Nairobi in what was then British East Africa. The Zionist Conference overruled him.
The Arabs, Muslim and Christian, were promised by the British officer T.E. Lawrence (Remember Lawrence of Arabia?) independence and self-government after WWI. In the McMahon correspondence, the British promised independence to the Arabs, including the Palestinians, if they would fight against Turkey who was allied with Germany.
President Woodrow Wilson also declared that WWI was fought to make the world safe for democracy. The 12th of his Fourteen Principles for the post-war world was:
But when the British government finally gave in to Zionist lobbying and, in the words, of the Balfour Declaration of 1917, favoured “the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” the only Jewish member of the cabinet, Edwin Samuel Montague, denounced the whole project as a reconstruction of the tower of Babel. “Palestine”, he said, “would become the world’s ghetto”. Lord Curzon, the former Viceroy of India, observed that Britain had “a stronger claim to parts of France” than the Jews did to Palestine after two millennia of absence. He denounced it as an act of “sentimental idealism”.
"Most of the Israeli Jews are still fed daily by media that hides from them the realities of occupation, stagnation or discrimination. This is true about the ethnic cleansing that Israel committed in 1948, which made half of Palestine’s population refugees, destroyed half the Palestinian villages and towns, and left 80% of their homeland in Israeli hands. And it’s painfully clear that even before the apartheid walls and fences were built around the occupied territories, the average Israeli did not know, and could not care, about the 40 years of systematic abuses of civil and human rights of millions of people under the direct and indirect rule of their state.
Nor have they had access to honest reports about the suffering in the Gaza Strip over the past four years. In the same way, the information they received on the flotilla fits the image of a state attacked by the combined forces of the old anti-Semitism and the new Islamic Judacidal fanatics coming to destroy the state of Israel. (After all, why would they have sent the best commando elite in the world to face defenceless human rights activists?)"
"The military/security complex that rules America, together with the Israel Lobby and the financial banksters, needs a long list of dangerous enemies to keep the taxpayers money flowing into its coffers.
American mainstream media is Jewish-owned and Jewish-operated, and it has its own red lines. Rulers who forget this get impeached or assassinated. When President J F Kennedy tried to stop and undo the Dimona Project (Israel's Atomic Power Plant, Israel owns about 300 atomic warheads), he was killed, and his position taken by Lyndon B Johnson, the most devout Zionist who allowed Israelis to build their nuclear arsenal and to attack the USS Liberty.
"In the U.S.,the principal governmental architects of the war, the intellectual promoters of the war, their publicly enunciated published strategies for the war were all deeply attached to the Israeli Lobby and worked for the Israeli state. The Zionist tail will be wagging the servile US dog. Wolfowitz, number 2 in the Pentagon, Douglas Feith, number 3 in the Pentagon, Richard Perle, head of the Defense Board, Elliot Abrams in charge of Middle East affairs for the National Security Council, and dozens of other key operatives in the government and ideologues in the mass media were life-long fanatical activists in favor of Israel, some of whom had lost security clearances in previous administrations for handing over documents to the Israeli government..."
"Stephen Sniegoski has had the persistence to ferret out mountains of impossible-to-challenge evidence that this Israel-U.S. connection is the driving force behind virtually all Middle East decisionmaking over the last eight years, as well as the political courage to write a book about it.
Sniegoski’s new book (The Transparent Cabal: The Neoconservative Agenda, War in the Middle East, and the National Interest of Israel) demonstrates clearly how U.S. and Israeli policies and actions with respect to Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the other Gulf states, and even most recently Georgia are all tied together in a bundle of interrelated linkages, each of which affects all the others. The right wing of Israeli politics, the neoconservatives in the U.S. who strongly support Israel, and the aging Israel lobby in the United States all have worked together, and are still doing so, to bring about more wars, regime changes, and instability, specifically the fragmentation of any Middle Eastern states that might ever conceivably threaten Israel.
In addition, one purpose of such wars and other changes is explicitly to intensify the discouragement of Palestinians as the latter’s potential allies are knocked off one by one, making it easier for Israel, over time, to finish off the Palestinians."
Kourosh Ziabari: Why is the Israeli lobby so powerful, influential and authoritative? Almost all of the major media conglomerates in the United States own to well-off Jews who are committed to maintaining the interests of the state of Israel in the U.S. Some experts say that Israel is the representative of the United States in the Middle East region, but some others suggest that it's Israel which determines the future of political developments in the United States. What's your take on that?
The United States is the superpower responsible for the greatest amount of bloodshed since World War II, and the blood of its victims cries out from the soil of Korea and Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan. For years, Washington meddled in Latin America’s internal affairs as though those affairs were its own, installing and overthrowing regimes willy-nilly.
Philip Giraldi: "The Israel Lobby is so powerful because it deliberately set out to establish control over key elements in the United States. It has demonstrated a number of times that politicians who are perceived as being unfriendly to Israel will face serious problems in being reelected because the Lobby mobilizes to provide money and media support to opponents. This means that congress is afraid to oppose anything that Israel and its Lobby wants. The same holds true for the presidency. Every presidential candidate must be seen as friendly to Israel or he will be attacked in the media and denied millions of dollars in political contributions, making it a safer option to support Israel. Finally, pro-Israeli interests control much of the media and, more important, dominate the opinion and editorial pages, making the only narrative that most Americans hear about the Middle East highly favorable to Israel and highly critical of all Israel's enemies. As a result, Israel is able to control U.S. foreign policy as it relates to the Middle East and also much of the Muslim world."
"The many members of Congress who read from Zionism's script and dance to its tune in order to secure election campaign funds and organized Jewish votes in tight races are not merely stooges. Because they are putting the interests of a foreign power above those of their own country, it's time to call them what they really are - traitors."
In 1880ies the preeminent New York journalist, John Swinton declared, during the party organized by owners and chefs of principal New York journals, the following:
"There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, in America, as an independent press. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes."
Today's United States of America is a seventeenth century nation adorned with twenty first century trinkets, many deadly. Instead of being as it claims "the leader of the free world," it is a backward authoritarian pre-enlightenment reactionary regime.
The Israeli Zionists carried out one of history's great acts of ethnic cleansing:
the expulsion of some 750,000 Palestinians, or 80 per cent the native
population of Palestine, from the borders of the newly established Jewish state.
Golda Meir, Israeli Prime Minister, considered by Israelis as a great leader and by others as one of history's great killers, disputed the facts, she said: "It was not as though there was a Palestinian people in Palestine and we came and threw them out and took their country away from them. They did not exist."
History contradicts Golda Meir:
"The name “Palestine” was mentioned by a Greek historian some 2500 years ago. A “Duke of Palestine” is mentioned in the Talmud."
Millions of Palestinians in the Diaspora, refugees still living in squalor camps since 1948, and the second wave
since 1967, after 60 years, are still waiting to go home or be compensated for homes that now either house Jewish families or long since have been razed. Their homes and lands were
takenby force by Israelis. According to US Committee on Refugees, one out of four refugees worldwide is Palestinian and according to International law, Israel is legally obliged to cease its occupation and provide full restitution for Palestinian refugees, yet it has constantly ignored the issue.
"Some two million Palestinians were living on less than 2.1
euro ($3.00) a day, a poverty rate of 63 percent, in mid-2003,
according to a United Nations report"
The European Jews for a Just Peace:
"For over nearly 40 years massive land and water confiscation, roadblocks, extra-judicial killings, closures, curfews, and collective punishment have taken place in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, in contravention with international law. Oppression, segregation and humiliation, house demolitions, and the construction of the annexation wall in the West Bank and the walls in the Gaza Strip determine the daily life of the occupied Palestinian people."
Israel's 700 km long "security" wall is being built 80% on Palestinian territory, and will trap more than 50,000 Palestinians in "no mans land" on the "Israeli" side of the wall. According to the International Court of Justice the wall is illegal and should be dismantled immediately.
Jewish Ghettos in Europe existed because Jews were viewed as alien cultural minorities due to their non-Christian beliefs in a Renaissance Christian environment and their usury dealings. As a result, Jews were placed under strict regulations throughout many European cities. Now the Jews in Israel have built their own Ghetto Walls.
"For nearly two thousands years, which followed the completion of the Old Testament in 5th century BC, due to the general illiteracy of gentiles, the Deutero-Mosaic recipe for world conquest was hidden from the sight of ordinary citizens. During these not-so-remote times the practice of usury, as the means of subsistence and of personal enrichment, was limited practically to the sect of Jews dwelling apart in ghetto-like suburbs of Medieval towns."
The Untermensch Syndrome: Israel's Moral Decay
By Manuel Valenzuela Wednesday, January 23, 2008
"The desire to expand borders and territory, an addiction to greed and the aspiration to cleanse Palestine of Arabs manufactures in the Israeli government a policy of wicked objectives bursting with cold and calculated cruelty. Thus, the ill-treatment of Palestinians by Israel makes life so unbearable, so hard and depressing that it is a triumph of the human spirit that so many remain, unwavering and strong, even as the weight of utter wickedness is enforced generation to generation.
Living in the occupied territories is like living in Warsaw ghettos of the 1930's and South African Bantustans. It is akin to dwelling in Indian reservations, those cesspools of nothingness in the lands of America from where millions rotted away their once vibrant existence. Gaza and the West Bank are squalors of humanity acting as giant prisons, where dense refugee camps are considered cities, their perimeters encircled by fences, walls, Israeli tanks and the ever watchful eyes of trigger-friendly snipers. Enormous prisons within occupied lands, preventing contiguity, freedom of movement and any semblance of a sovereign state are the true definition of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
To live inside these vast prisons and internment camps is to struggle with the daily existence of Israeli suffocation and dehumanization that you know is purposeful as it is deliberate. It is to feel Israeli claws strangulating your esophagus, denying you of the air to breathe and the sustenance you need to survive. Life under Israel's merciless rule means that sixty to seventy percent of your people are unemployed, unable to provide for their families, as commerce is almost non-existent and access to Israeli business almost impossible. It is to live in worlds of child undernourishment and lack of healthcare, as Israel's policies make indigent millions of families who desperately need to feed and treat their children."
End of quote.
What remains of the Palestinian West Bank that has not been stolen by Israel consists of isolated ghettoes. Palestinians are cut off from hospitals, schools, their farms, and from one another. They cannot travel from one ghetto to another without Israeli permission enforced at checkpoints.
President Obama's speech, Cairo June 2009 Quotation:
"Around the world, the Jewish people were persecuted for centuries, and anti-Semitism in Europe culminated in an unprecedented Holocaust, says the president, but he then continues, on the other hand, it is also undeniable that the Palestinian people - Muslims and Christians - have suffered in pursuit of a homeland. For more than sixty years they have endured the pain of dislocation. Many wait in refugee camps in the West Bank, Gaza, and neighboring lands for a life of peace and security that they have never been able to lead. They endure the daily humiliations - large and small - that come with occupation. So let there be no doubt: the situation for the Palestinian people is intolerable. America will not turn our backs on the legitimate Palestinian aspiration for dignity, opportunity, and a state of their own."
His early months in office have been "very disappointing."
Obama is "a frightened man," who won't take on corporate power.
Obama is "conflict averse" - and a "harmony ideology type," who's being taken advantage of by the sharks in Congress, of both parties.
He's "Bush-Cheney redux" when it comes to military and foreign policy, "albeit with better speeches" to the Muslim world. Given Obama's handling of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Nader wonders in amazement: "And they gave him the [Nobel] Peace Prize?"
Obama has turned his back to the people who elected him.
President Obama is “America’s first Jewish President”.
The Israel lobby pushed the U.S. into wars with Iraq and Libya, and now Syria, and the U.S. dutifully complied, removing two of Israel’s enemies at a cost of trillions of taxpayer dollars and thousands of ritually folded U.S. flags. In those cases, however, important segments of the U.S. public also supported the wars, even if they later came to regret it, and even if deception (about WMDs, for example) was required to obtain their approval.
Many who support Israel are not Jewish and many who are Jewish do not support Israel. This is about the inter-relationships between the arms industries, Wall Street, the oil companies and other powerful interests for whom Israel and its regional domination are a money machine, a power machine and means of domination.
If it’s going to push us to War, is it time for AIPAC to register as foreign Agent?
By Juan Cole | Aug. 11, 2015 |
"Most polls show that Jewish Americans are the Americans most enthusiastic about the diplomatic deal reached at Vienna between Iran and the UN Security Council over its civilian nuclear enrichment program.
So the umbrella group of lobbyists supposedly dedicated to representing Jewish Americans, the American Israel Political Affairs Committee, is lobbying for the deal, right?
It not only is sending lobbyists to the offices of all US congressional representatives and putting them under heavy pressure to reject the Vienna accords, but it or its subsidiaries are flooding the airwaves with vicious disinformation in an attempt to confuse the American public.
So my question is, on whose behalf is AIPAC intervening in American domestic politics? Even if the J-Street and LA polls are flawed, how likely is it that they are hiding an overwhelming and vehement opposition to the deal among American Jewry (the vast majority of whom vote for the Democratic Party and strongly supported Barack Obama for president)? Or that the gap between Jewish Americans and other Americans on this issue, discovered in the same polls, doesn’t actually exist?
The only logical possibility is that AIPAC is acting on behalf of the Likud government of Israel.
And if it is doing that, it falls under the 1938 Foreign Agents Registration Act. Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy repeatedly demanded that the American Zionist Council, the forerunner of AIPAC, so register. Former Senator J. William Fulbright made a case for it in 1988. The 2005 prosecution of two AIPAC employees for passing a classified Pentagon document to an Israeli official should have pitched the question again but did not.
It matters because President Obama and Sec. John Kerry have repeatedly said that the likely alternative to the Iran deal is a war with Iran down the road. Such a war could well be the coup de grace for an already anemic American economy (wages have not recovered from 2008-9).
Logically speaking, AIPAC is ipso facto lobbying our congressmen and women, who are supposed to be representing us Americans, on behalf of a foreign government, to reject peace and send our children to war. In my own view that is pretty despicable.
President Obama is complaining about Israeli interference in US politics. But he has only himself to blame. As long as AIPAC is treated differently from other lobbies for a foreign state, and as long as Obama has his ambassador to the UN, Samantha Powers, veto UN Security Resolutions condemning Israel for its massive violations of international law in Gaza and the West Bank, this kind of interference will only mount.
Admittedly, FARA as a law is imperfectly administered in Washington, where foreign countries employ 1,000 lobbyists to pressure Congress. But in the case of Egypt or, say, Vietnam, the lobbyists have to report their activities, and lawmakers too identified with foreign states can suffer reputationally. Also, expert witnesses who testify before Congress, under a recent law, have to be transparent about who they’ve been working for. The documents filed under FARA can also be gotten from the Department of Justice by US citizens, whereas AIPAC’s activities happen in the dark. In fact, it for instance lobbied Congress heavily in favor of the Iraq War but now denies the fact, and we have no way of double checking. FARA reporting would be helpful.
The situation with AIPAC is not unique. Other American ethnic groups often lobby on behalf of a home country. Armenian-Americans tried to use their lobby (which also isn’t registered with FARA) to pressure Nancy Pelosi to have the US Congress recognize the Armenian genocide, at the risk of a rupture of US relations with Turkey. (I’m not taking sides on this issue, just recounting what happened). But then I think domestic US lobbies on behalf both of Turkey and of Armenia should register under FARA.
President Obama should ask Atty. General Loretta Lynch to begin proceedings to make AIPAC register, as well."
The Jewish settlements were not perceived to be a security requirement. They and the ideologues behind them testified, very clearly, to an intention to displace the occupied population. This caused and justified an increasingly bitter resistance. There were increasingly vicious attempts to repress it, resulting in more and more damage to Palestinian lands, cities, and individuals. Border closures stifled employment opportunities in Israel; tanks ripped up roads and broke sewer lines beneath them; curfews and, above all, checkpoints made anything remotely resembling normal economic life impossible.
Israel has divided the West Bank into besieged cantons, worked diligently to increase the number of Jewish settlers in East Jerusalem (while stripping Palestinian Jerusalemites of their residency rights in the city) and turned Gaza into a virtual prison.
The only difference between modern American/Israeli fascism and classic Nazism is the modern capability to control all information and suppress the truth.
Palestinians have seen their putative state in the West Bank sliced away by settlements, army posts, military zones, fences and Israeli-only roads that cut the territory into enclaves in which 2.5 million Palestinians are confined, their movements heavily curtailed. A map of the West Bank recently published by the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs shows that the Israeli system of settlements and protective infrastructure has rendered 40 per cent of the West Bank off-limits to Palestinians.
Israel is the illegitimate child of ethnic nationalism. The inhabitants of Palestine had every reason to oppose its establishment by any means necessary. No one is required to submit to a sovereignty from which they are excluded, much less a sovereignty arrogated to one ethnic group and excluding all others. Given the life-and-death powers of the proposed state and the intentions of its proponents to maintain ethnic super-macy within its borders, the Palestinians were justified in taking the project as a mortal threat, and, therefore, to resist it by any means necessary.
Indeed, as so often happens, an ethnic nationalism born of persecution became a vehicle for bigotry, insolent self-righteousness, sadism, fanatical nonsense, and naked greed.
Israel can maintain a functional democracy only through curbing the Jewishness and Jewish fundamentalism of the state.
Israel wants recognition of Israel as a state for the Jewish people only. George W. Bush has publicly agreed to that. This recognition is meant to bolster Israel's position that rejects the return of Palestinian refugees to areas inside the Green Line - the border before the 1967 Six-Day War.
There is a great divide in Israel between Jews and non-Jews. This gap in rights and respect is consciously perpetrated by government policy and even elder statesmen. This divide and discrimination is clearly expressed well in relation to the groups of non-Jewish citizens, (estimates have cited 250,000-300,000) who immigrated to Israel from the former USSR under the law of return, vis-'-vis the Arab Israelis, who were there for many generations before the creation of the Jewish State, and who are marginalized, underprivileged and their national rights violated by mainstream Israel.
The brutalities of the settler movement and its sponsors are the work of "haves" who have got it in their head that God wants them to have more, and to crush, slowly and painfully, all those who stand in the way of their fifth-rate vision. Those spoilt brats believe they know exactly what God and Abraham said to each other in the Bronze Age.
The lies, obfuscations, and self-deceiving nonsense that sustain Israel's occupation-something it could end tomorrow-cost Jewish as well as Palestinian blood.
Over nearly 40 years, the Israeli occupation has been characterized by,
amongst others, the practice of extra-judicial executions, land
confiscation, arbitrary arrest and detention, and house demolitions. Over
the past year, not only have these violations persisted with alarming
tenacity, but the economic boycott of the elected Palestinian government has
crippled the Palestinian economy, and severely damaged the provision of
education and health services. The resulting violations of the rights to
education, health and employment are more severe than they have ever been,
deepening poverty and destroying social cohesion.
Of the numerous human rights violation to which Palestinians are subjected,
none is more pervasive than the severe restrictions placed upon Palestinian
movement within the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). Movement
restrictions limit access to education, employment, health services, and
agricultural land, and have economic and social consequences beyond simply
hindering travel. Movement restrictions are most commonly enforced through
permanent and 'flying' military checkpoints, which are often the location of
the ill-treatment, assault and, in some instances, killing of Palestinian
civilians. Since 2002 the construction of the Annexation Wall in the OPT has
increased land confiscation within the draconian regime associated with
movement restrictions in the OPT.
Israeli legislators had already approved the �Absentee Property Law�, a racially-orientated law preventing Palestinians from returning to their lands, cities and villages, and allowing the new Israelites to live in houses and cities they �did not build�.
Atzmon, Gilad (2011-09-30). The Wandering Who?: A study of Jewish identity politics (p. 121). O-Books. Kindle Edition.
Tragically for the Palestinian People: The “Palestinian leadership”, presumably the leadership of “President” Abbas and his Fatah cronies, are the leaders who are regarded by very many if not most Palestinians as American-and-Israeli stooges at best and traitors at worst.
At present, 2007, as a result of Israeli occupation and the accompanying restrictions on movement, the Palestinian economy is in free-fall. Fully 70% of Palestinians are now living in poverty, according to UN calculations, a figure which rises to 80% in Gaza. Over half of all Palestinians are now unable to cover their families' daily food needs without relying on external aid - a scandal in such a rich and fertile land.
From Paula Jones:
"Can you imagine...
Having to negotiate checkpoints and army personnel in order to get your sick child to a hospital, knowing that there is a strong possibility that if you do not get there your child could die...
Can you imagine...
Up to four generations of your family having been brought up in refugee camps, your homeland is occupied by a repressive foreign army. In the land of your forefathers you live under a system of institutionalised and codified racism. Under occupation your nationhood is no longer recognised, you've lost your right to citizenship and lost power over your own daily life. You live in a constant state of fear.
The occupier imposes economic strangulation and collective punishment by restricting free movement; enclosing population centres, closing borders, barring most of your people from working inside 'its country', imposing regular curfews, roadblocks, checkpoints, electric fences and separation walls. All whilst continuing to build new settlements in the Occupied Territories (on your land in your country) violating the Geneva Conventions prohibiting an occupier from settling its population on conquered land.
Could you possibly perceive...
That the help you need comes from a person who lives on the other side of the world who is not connected to you, your family, your country, your religion. Nothing.
Would you wonder why someone would want to travel to one of the most volatile countries in the world to help?" End of quote.
NEXT MONTH, May 2008, Israel will celebrate its 60th anniversary.
Israel, since the beginning of "Negotiations" with the Palestinian Authority, which were a farce to start with, -like actors on the stage drinking from empty glasses, and all parties pretend that there are negotiations going on, they meet, embrace, smile, pose for photographs, convene joint teams, hold press conferences, make declarations - nothing, absolutely nothing, really happens.
What is the farce for? Each of the participants has his own reasons: Olmert needs an agenda to fill the void. George Bush, a lame duck who leaves behind him nothing but ruins in every field, wants to present at least one achievement, fictitious as it may be. Poor Mahmoud Abbas, whose continued existence depends on his ability to show some political achievement for his people, clings to this illusion with all his remaining strength. And so the farce goes on.
Meaningless negotiations for a meaningless agreement.
There is no escape from the inevitable conclusion: the Israeli government is not working for peace. It does not want peace. And, also, that there is no effective parliamentary opposition pressing for peace, nor any pressure from the media.
Both governments, the Israeli and the Palestinian, are too weak to make peace. Everything must be postponed until strong leaderships emerge on both sides.
When two neighboring peoples make peace, they fix, first of all, the border between them. And that is precisely what the Israeli establishment opposes, because it negates the basic ethos of the Zionist enterprise. That is the reason for David Ben-Gurion's refusal to include in the Declaration of Independence of the new State of Israel any mention of borders. He did not intend for a minute to be satisfied with the borders fixed by the United Nations General Assembly resolution of November 29, 1947. All his successors had the same approach. Even the Oslo agreements delineated "zones" but did not fix a border.
In this respect, too, Israel resembles the United States, which was founded along the Eastern seaboard and did not rest until it had reached the Western shores on the other side of the continent. The incessant stream of mass immigration from Europe flowed on westwards, breaching all borders and violating all agreements, exterminating the Native Americans, starting a war against Mexico, conquering Texas, invading Central America and Cuba. The slogan that drove them on and justified all their actions was coined in 1845 by John O'Sullivan: "Manifest Destiny".
The US and their European satellites are boycotting the Palestinian government and starving the Palestinian population in Gaza. They have set three conditions for lifting the blockade:
1. the Palestinians must recognize the right of Israel to exist (without defining its borders, of course), but the Israeli government is not required to recognize the right of a Palestinian state to exist at all.
Hamas has announced its support for the establishment of a Palestinian state bounded by the June 1967 borders - meaning: next to Israel and not in place of Israel.
2. The Palestinians must put an end to "terrorism", but the Israeli government is not required to stop its military operations in the Palestinian territories and stop the building of settlements. The "roadmap" does indeed say so, but that has been completely ignored by everybody, including the Americans.
3. The Palestinians must undertake to fulfill the agreements, but no such undertaking is required from the Israeli government, which has broken almost all provision of the Oslo agreement. Among others: the opening of the "safe passages" between Gaza and the West Bank, the carrying out of the third "redeployment" (withdrawal from Palestinian territories), the treatment of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip as one single territory, etc etc.
Jimmy Carter: "This gross mistreatment of the Palestinians in Gaza was escalated dramatically by Israel, with United States backing, after political candidates representing Hamas won a majority of seats in the Palestinian Authority parliament in 2006. The election was unanimously judged to be honest and fair by all international observers.--Israel and the US refused to accept the right of Palestinians to form a unity government with Hamas and Fatah and now, after internal strife, Hamas alone controls Gaza. Forty-one of the 43 victorious Hamas candidates who lived in the West Bank have been imprisoned by Israel, plus an additional 10 who assumed positions in the short-lived coalition cabinet."
I quote Michael Neumann, professor of philosophy at Trent University in Ontario, Canada, in his book "The Case Against Israel", published 2005:
"For an extended account of daily life in one area, Gaza, the reader is referred to the work of Israeli journalist Amira Hass, Drinking the Sea at Gaza: Days and nights in a land under Siege. Here is a brief description of their impact from Amos Elon:
In Gaza Strip some of the well-established, prospering Jewish settlements are only a few hundred meters away from the vast Palestinian refugee camps, populated by third- and fourth-generation Palestinian refugees. In five minutes a visitor might feel as if he was passing from Southern California to Bangladesh-through barbed-wire entanglements, past watchtowers, searchlights, machine-gun positions, and fortified roadblocks: a bizarre and chilling sight.
The Palestinians are infuriated as well by seeing their olive groves uprooted or burned down by settlers while their water faucets go dry and their ancestral land reserves and scarce water resources are taken over for the use of settlers who luxuriate nearby in their swimming pools and consume five times as much as the average Palestinian. The settlements themselves occupy less than 20 percent of the West Bank, but through a network of so-called regional councils they control planning and environmental policy for approximately 40 percent of the West Bank, according to figures recently published by B'tzelem, the Israeli human rights organization.
What makes the Israeli position particularly indefensible is its utter gratuitousness. There is no conceivable reason for Israel to promote the settlements that have been the cause of so much misery. The settler movement is built on pseudo-Biblical foolishness, bad history, creed, and-worse-a sort of racist messianism that deserves no tolerance, consideration, or respect.
God meant the Promised Land to symbolize the peace and holiness of heaven. Yet, primarily because Zionist Jews have flouted His law, expelling most Palestinians and ramming an unbiblical occupation down the throat of the Arab world, the Middle East has been turned into a living hell of discord.
"Compared to the power of this myth, does it really matter that the Exodus from Egypt never took place? Thousands of Egyptian documents deciphered in recent years leave no room for doubt: the exodus of masses of people, as described in the Bible, or anything remotely like it, just never happened. These documents, which cover in the finest detail every period and every part of Canaan during this epoch prove beyond any doubt that there was no "Conquest of Canaan" and no kingdom of David and Solomon. For a hundred years, Zionist archeologists have devoted tireless efforts to finding even a single piece of evidence to support the Biblical narrative, all to no avail."
End of quote
"The modern Jewish myth has it that almost all the Jews are descendents of the Jewish community that lived in Palestine 2000 years ago and was driven out by the Romans in the year 70 AD. That is, of course, baseless. The "Expulsion from the Country" is a religious myth: God was angry with the Jews because of their sins and exiled them from His country. But the Romans were not in the habit of moving populations, and there is clear evidence that a great part of the Jewish population in the country remained here after the Zealots' Revolt and after the Bar-Kochba uprising, and that most Jews lived outside the country long before that."
Israel could have not only peace but vastly increased security tomorrow if it chooses: (it has all the options, and the Palestinians none). The fussing about negotiations, trust, and hatred are nothing but self-deceiving excuses for more bloodshed.
Given these circumstances it would seem that no one, Jewish or non-Jewish, should support Israel."
"Michael Neumann argues a brilliant case against Zionism, whose essence has been the pursuit of Jewish ethnic domination over Palestine."
By Kathy Christison, former CIA anayst
"In Nazi Germany they had an evil mantra called 'the master race', and here in Israel they have an equally diabolical one called the'chosen people'.
In Nazi Germany, they had the Untermensch concept, and here in Israel they have the 'goyim' whose rights and lives are expendable.
In Nazi Germany they had the idea of 'Lebensraum', and in Israel they argue that 'Jews have got to live somewhere', a euphemism for stealing Palestinian land and expelling these helpless and powerless people from their ancestral homeland, all for the purpose of fulfilling Jewish nationalism, a nationalism that has more in common with Hitler's Mein Kampf than with the Torah of Moses."
"In the kingdom of God, which covers the whole world, there is no longer a favoured people, a chosen people, all men and women of every country have become the chosen people, the Lebanese-born Catholic Archbishop Cyril Salim Bustros said.
He said, because the "promise was abolished by the presence of Christ." Butros also warned against the risk of Israel becoming an exclusively Jewish state, with a consequent threat to the 1.5 million Muslim and Christian Arabs living there.
Uri Avnery: "It is easy to put the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the South African bed, since the similarities between the symptoms are obvious. The Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories has been going on for 40 years now, and almost 60 years have passed since the Naqba - the armed conflict of 1948 in which the State of Israel came into being and in which more than half the Palestinians lost their homes and land. Relations between the settlers and the Palestinians are in many ways reminiscent of apartheid; and even in Israel proper, the Arab citizens are far from real equality."
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere"
In the second world war there was
resistance against theoccupying Nazis in
Europe, and the world was backing thelegitimate
right of the Europeans to resist occupation. InPalestine they call resistance to the Israeli occupation an actof terror.
By the principles embodied in the UN Charter and in international law, the popular national resistance to the occupation is legitimate and justified. It deserves the support of people everywhere who care for justice and freedom.
Dr. Baruch Goldstein
In 1994, an Israeli terrorist Dr. Baruch Goldstein, a Jewish American Zionist physician decided to materialize the dream of the typical Zionist movement of annihilating the Arab existence in Palestine. Dr. Baruch Goldstein prepared for the move. It was during Ramadan when Dr. Goldstein decided to execute his old plan of vengeance. He opened fire in Al Ibrahimi Mosque in the West Bank town of Hebron, killing 29 people and injuring 47. In response, the Israelis closed the mosque for six months. When it reopened, the Palestinians discovered the mosque had been divided - half for the Muslims and half for the Jews - as if to reward the killer for his perpetration. Had this incident occurred in any other country, it would not have been tolerated.
Palestinians are kept in a perpetual state of ever increasing despair.
Palestinian homes are demolished. Universally regarded as the symbol of peace, the olive tree has become the
object of violence. For more than forty years, Israel has uprooted over one
million olive trees and hundreds of thousands of fruit trees in Palestine
with terrible economic and ecological consequences for the Palestinian
Olive trees hundreds of years old have been bulldozed, their lands confiscated and Jewish settlements built on it.
Israel violates Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which prohibits a country from moving its own people into occupied territories.
Gilad Atzmon Freedom of Speech: The right to equate Gaza with Auschwitz
"They (the Palestinians) will bring upon themselves a bigger holocaust because we will use all our might to defend ourselves" (Matan Vilnai, Israeli Deputy Defence Minister, 29 February 2008)
"It is clear beyond any doubt that the Israeli Deputy Defence Minister was far from being reluctant to equate Israel with Nazi Germany when revealing the genocidal future awaiting the Palestinian people, yet, for some reason, this is precisely what Western media outlets refrain from doing. In spite of the facts that are right in front of our eyes, in spite of the starvation in Gaza, in spite of an Israeli official admitting genocidal inclinations against the Palestinians, in spite of the mounting carnage and death, we are still afraid to admit that Gaza is a concentration camp and it is on the verge of becoming a deadly one.
For some peculiar reason, many of us have yet to accept that as far as evil is concerned, Israel is the world champion in mercilessness and vengeance."
Ilan Pappe is senior lecturer in the University of Haifa Department of political Science and Chair of the Emil Touma Institute for Palestinian Studies in Haifa, Israel. His books include among others The Making of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (London and New York 1992), The Israel/Palestine Question (London and New York 1999), A History of Modern Palestine (Cambridge 2003), The Modern Middle East (London and New York 2005) and forthcoming, Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (2006)
He is an activist for Palestinian rights. He was in Toronto in February to give the keynote speech at Israeli Apartheid Week at the University of Toronto. He was interviewed by telephone on February 5, 2005.
Quotation: Article by Mark Weber
"Many portions of the Hebrew scriptures -- especially the books of Joshua, Numbers, and Deuteronomy -- tell of genocidal mass killings of non-Jews. The Jewish God repeatedly calls on his chosen people to exterminate non-Jews. The Jewish scriptures are perhaps the oldest historical record anywhere of systematic genocide.
In the seventh chapter of the book of Deuteronomy, we read: When the Lord your God brings you into the land which you are entering to take possession of it, and clears away many nations before you -- the Hittites, the Girgashites, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites -- seven nations greater and mightier than yourselves, and when the Lord your God gives them over to you, and you defeat them; then you must utterly destroy them; you shall make no covenant with them, and show no mercy to them And you shall destroy all the peoples that the Lord your god will give over to you, your eye shall not pity them.
End of quote.
By Gilad Atzmon
Last week, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2012, an interesting article by Daniel Gordis appeared on Tablemag.com. Gordis, a committed Zionist intellectual, is concerned about the inevitable collapse of the Jewish state and its impact on world Jewry in general and American Jews in particular.
Although it’s reassuring that Zionist scholars are now realising that that the Jewish State is on its way out, even more importantly, Gordis’ article gives us a glimpse into contemporary Jewish identity politics, Jewish culture and Zionist collective psychosis. And interestingly, Gordis reaffirms each and every critical argument I myself raise in my latest book The Wandering Who.
Gordis is tormented by polls that suggest that the centrality of Israel within Jewish American life is declining. Apparently, a recent survey suggests that 50 percent of young Jewish Americans (35 years old and younger) would not see the destruction of Israel as a ‘personal tragedy’.
In his attempt to explain such a dramatic change in Jewish Diaspora attitude, Gordis refers to Peter Beinart’s take on the subject: that young American Jews feel safe, and unlike their parents, do not fear anti-Semitism. Beinart is correct. Western Jews are no longer anxious. On the contrary, contemporary Jewish political arrogance knows no limits. AIPAC and similar Western Jewish lobbies have been openly pushing for interventionist wars for more than a decade and some influential Jews have been open in exploring different forms and aspects of Judeocentric domination of the media, banking, culture and politics. In fact it seems that many Jews are not troubled at all by a possible rise of anti Semitism and are unconcerned with any possible consequences of their own actions.
To a certain extent this sense of Jewish omnipotence may be seen as a direct continuum of Israeli strength; when young American Jews witness their American elected politicians dancing shamelessly to AIPAC’s Klezmatic noise, naturally they are filled with a sense of invincible might and it is this that is the essence of contemporary Jewish collective power - a power that can only be realised in connection with Israeli strength.
"What Israel intends and is working toward is the erasure of the
Palestinian people from the Palestine landscape. Israel most likely does not
care about how systematic its efforts at erasure are, or how rapidly they
proceed, and in these ways it differs from the Nazis. There are no gas
chambers; there is no overriding urgency. Gas chambers are not needed. A
round of rockets on a residential housing complex in the middle of the night
here, a few million cluster bomblets or phosphorous weapons there can, given
time, easily meet the UN definition above.
Children shot to death sitting in school classrooms here, families murdered
while tilling their land there; agricultural land stripped and burned here,
farmers cut off from their land there; little girls riddled with bullets
here, infants beheaded by shell fire there; a little massacre here, a little
starvation there; expulsion here, denial of entry and families torn apart
there; dispossession is the name of the game. With no functioning economy,
dwindling food supplies, medical supply shortages, no way to move from one
area to another, no access to a capital city, no easy access to education or
medical care, no civil service salaries, the people will die, the nation
will die without a single gas chamber. Or so the Israelis hope."
The words of Dora McPhee
Give Palestinians their rights
Women for Palestine
16 February 2007
"For nearly 60 years, the dispossession of the Palestinian people, through
the creation of the state of Israel has continued unabated and all the
heartfelt words used to reaffirm their inalienable rights to
self-determination have rung hollow. Their right of return affirmed in UN
resolution 194 has been ignored, rendering now nearly 5 million stateless
Palestinians permanent refugees. Countless UN resolutions have been passed
declaring Israel's 40 year occupation of the remaining 22% of historic
Palestine, namely the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, illegal but none
have been implemented. A litany of human rights abuses by Israel against the
Palestinians have gone uncensored. The flagrant land theft carried out by
Israel through its 200 illegal settlements with some 450,000 illegaland the continued construction of the wall judged illegal by the
international court of justice makes a mockery of any adherence to the rule
According to international law, the execution (Targeted Assassination) of any person in an
occupied territory is not allowed. The Geneva Convention, born out of
the horrifying experience of World War II, sets limitations on
the use of force even in times of war. The convention distinguishes
between war and a state of occupation. Its fundamentals are, first, that
occupied people are "protected", and that the occupier is responsible for
their safety. Second, it determines that the occupied people have the
right to fight for their liberation.
During its 40 years of occupation, Israel has already violated every
article of the Geneva Convention.
"not a fascist, militaristic, racist, ethnocentric, paranoid entity that can never be anything but a nuclear armed bully, reviled and resisted in its immediate neighborhood, and a permanent pariah in the world at large" Meaning Israel.
"Israel is a thunderously failed reality that rests on a scaffolding of corruption, and on foundations of oppression and injustice. Were these words spoken by an American leader, he would be denounced as an anti-Semite. But these are the words of a former speaker of the Israeli Knesset who cries for his country. The countdown to the end of Israeli society has begun, writes Avraham Burg, the end of the Zionist enterprise is already on our doorstep.
Israel, having ceased to care about the children of the Palestinians, should not be surprised when they come washed in hatred and blow themselves up in the centers of Israeli escapism. Burg implores Diaspora Jews to speak out. To little avail.
Why? Why, when a Knesset member is unintimidated, are we so silent? Why, when Ariel Sharon is dragging America's good name through the mud and blood of Ramallah and Jenin, are we so tongue-tied? Did not Burke instruct us, To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards out of men"
It is very useful for the Americans to keep George Washington's warning constantly in mind: "Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence - I conjure you to believe me, fellow-citizens - the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake; since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government."
The Zionist lobby in the US is "foreign influence".
The way in which Jews built their power base in the American financial and then cultural and political spheres has been well documented by various American Historians. It is a process extending over decades since the late 19th century which includes the foundation of the Federal Reserve Board by agents of the great Rothschild and Warburg European dynasties (Schiff, Kuhn, Loeb etc...), the consolidation of the Hollywood industry under Jewish-led studios etc...
The Rothschild family commission biographies give the illusion that their fortune has dwindled but researchers estimate their wealth as close to 500 trillion Dollars, i.e. more than half the wealth of the entire world.