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The myth of Israel as poor David

January 9, 2017

The Israeli musician, conductor and blogger   Jonathan Ofir, now living in Denmark, aptly sums up one of the biggest propaganda campaigns ever indulged in by Israel leaders, viz that poor little David was under mortal threat by the massive Arab juggernaut in June 1967.I cover this material in my upcoming book.

For decades israel has successfully promoted this hoary tale, hasbara, propaganda to cement its historical right to all of Palestine.

 

John Kerry has been given many kudos for his “magisterial” warning” to Israel—always after an American election, never before and never in eight years did they risk offending the strong Zionist lobby.never once did they refuse  the billions they sent to help pen up the indigenous population of Palestine. In terms of Israel’s  imminent demise in `1967 Kerry totally missed the boat

 

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“The Six-Day War, when Israel again fought for its survival”, says Kerry.

 

NOT

 

This tells you all you need to know about what is wrong with the Democrats.

Ofir licts the all-known debunked myth of Israel as little David.
Another myth, dispelled by Israel’s own leaders and generals:

Former Prime Minister Menachem Begin, a member of the cabinet in June 1967 said that “In June 1967, we again had a choice. The Egyptian Army concentrations in the Sinai approaches do not prove that Nasser was really about to attack us. We must be honest with ourselves. We decided to attack him”.

 

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General Matti Peled, Chief of Operations in 1967: “I am convinced that our General Staff never told the government [of Levi Eshkol] that there was any substance to the Egyptian military threat to Israel, or that we were not capable of crushing Nasser’s army which had exposed itself, with unprecedented foolishness, to the devastating strikes of our forces…. While we proceeded towards the full mobilization of our forces, no person in his right mind could believe that all this force was necessary for our ‘defense’ against the Egyptian threat….To pretend that the Egyptian forces concentrated on our borders were capable of threatening Israel’s existence not only insults the intelligence of any person capable of analyzing this kind of situation, but is primarily an insult to Zahal [the Israeli Army].”

There are numerous similar accounts.

 

Rabin: “I do not believe that Nasser wanted war. The two divisions which he sent into Sinai on 14 May would not have been enough to unleash an offensive against Israel. He knew it and we knew it.”

Mordecai Bentov (member of the wartime national government): “The entire story of the danger of extermination was invented in every detail and exaggerated a posteriori to justify the annexation of new Arab territory.”

General Haim Bar-Lev (Rabin’s predecessor as chief of staff): “We were not threatened with genocide on the eve of the Six Days War, and we had never thought of such a possibility.”

Ezer Weizman, Chief of Operations during the war (by the way nephew of Chaim Weizmann): “There was never any danger of annihilation. This hypothesis has never been considered in any serious meeting.”

And finally, to sum this up with Peled once again: “The thesis according to which the danger of genocide hung over us in June 1967, and according to which Israel was fighting for her very physical survival, was nothing but a bluff which was born and bred after the war.”

The myth was fosterec to bring Americans solidly into the Israeli camp.At this time, the Palestinian voice ws unheard and the West was still shouldering holocaust guilt.

It has taken 50 years for the world to ewake to the Palestinian dispossession and occupation.

 

History may take a long time but a lie never lasts for ever.

 

Elor Azaria the self-hating Arab

January 8, 2017

Azaria, let it be noted, is not the only one who coolly shot a Palestinian, a live, dying or already dead one – he’s just the only one captured on film.
Ron Cahlili Haaretz contributor

Palestinians killed by Israeli security forces from Jan 19,2009 to Nov.30,2016

2704 in Gaza, 322 in the West Bank and 33 Israelis killed in same timwe period,

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Sgt. Elor Azaria was convicted on January 3 by a military court in Jaffa of manslaughter for the execution of Abdel Fatah al-Sharif as he lay incapacitated in the street in Hebron last March, and there were immediate calls from Israeli political leaders and the public for the 20-year-old soldier to be pardoned. The story made major news throughout the world.The murder was filmed by a Palestinian human rights activist volunteering for B’tselem the israeli human rights group. Since then he has received hundreds of death threats.

Haaretz applauded the verdict:
This time, the rule of law won, but we must continue to be on guard. If the killing of an already-neutralized terrorist by an IDF soldier were to pass without appropriate punishment, the longstanding IDF ethos of “purity of arms” would finally disappear and the distinction between Israel and the worst of its enemies – countries in which the rule of law doesn’t govern actions – would be blurred. But according to a survey in August by the Israel Democracy Institute, 65 percent of the Jewish public supports Azaria and his claim of self-defence.

In October, Azaria was named man of the year by Israel’s Channel 10 and by Makor Rishon, a publication owned by US billionaire Sheldon Adelson.

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If you do not understand the cleft in Israeli politics you are not alone.

Azaria is a sad case, an 18 year old kid, the son of a Morrocan Jew,a  Mirahi. These “black peons” as they are sometimes known by the Ashkenazi elite do the ugly work in the occupied territoeries. The worst hard asses of course are the Russians who have little or no experience of human rights.The Mizrahi (Jews of Arab descent) often are desperate to please the Ashkenazxi or European leadership in Israel, so to fit in they must prove how tough they are. so they turn on fellow Arabs.It is tragic

Ron Cahlili a Haretz contributor lays this out in Jan 5 Haaretz article, summed up:

Elor Azaria isn’t everyone’s child – he’s child of the new Israeli right, and had he come from a good Ashkenazi family, the national debate would have been about the futile occupation and how it criminalized one of our finest.

He further adds:

Besides, as everybody knows, this is the IDF spirit: to despise Arabs, to fear them, to view them as despicable murderers, as people lacking a narrative, whose only motivation is hatred of Jews. The popular term for this is “poisoned,” expressed as a compliment, not an insult.

Now Cahlili like many Haaretz writers has an ironic sense of humour.Witness this:

Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot is right. Elor Azaria isn’t everyone’s child, but he’s definitely the child of some of us. He’s a child of the military units on the ground, in daily friction with Palestinians, not a child of the good guys from the elite 8200 cyberwarfare unit or from the air force, the ones who drop a one-ton bomb on Gaza that kills entire families, while noting only a shudder of a wing tip, all under the auspices of the law and the Israeli mainstream.

Two states: “I have to laugh”

January 3, 2017

The Second City comic Bill Murray often appeared  on Saturday Night Live with the punch line, usually uttered after some outlandish statement:”I have to laugh.”

I was thinking that  this line was  absolutely appropriate to “the two state solution.”

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The  prophetic Gideon Levy of Haaretz wrote

A question for declared supporters of the two-state solution, which means almost everyone, from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to Prof. Shlomo Avineri: You all say that this solution is in great danger, maybe even in its death throes. So what needs to happen for you to admit that it has breathed its last? What else needs to happen for you to declare it dead? Another 10,000 settlers? Or 20,000? Another five years of stalemate? When will you admit it?
Most people know the truth but refuse to admit it. They know that the number of settlers has reached a critical mass. They know that no party in Israel will ever evacuate them. And without all of them being evacuated – and this, too, is something they know – there is no viable Palestinian state.

 

 

They know that settler Israel never intended to implement the two-state solution. The fact is that all Israeli governments – all of them – continued the settlement enterprise.
Two-state supporters are worried about the situation, even fearful. They are acting like the relatives of a moribund patient who is already brain dead, and whose organs are needed for transplants, but they refuse, hoping that somehow, a miracle will happen and the living dead will be resurrected. There are rabbis who promise them it’s possible. From Kerry to Avineri, this is exactly how proponents of two states are acting – hoping for a miracle and therefore preventing the life-saving transplants.

 

 

 

It’s hard to begin again from scratch. The two-state solution was ideal. It guaranteed relative justice to both sides and a state for each nation. But Israel did everything it could to destroy it via the settlements, the one irreversible factor in the equation of the Israel-Palestine relationship.

 

In other words, “I have to laugh.”

John Kerry: Too little, too late

December 29, 2016

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Typical America—speak the truth after the election. Do nothing to get the Zionist police and their deep pockets angry at you. Never stop funding the apartheid state over the 8 years of the bankrupt Democratic presidency.

Political cowardice.
John Kerry just gave an eloquent eulogy for the two-state solution,” said Ali Abunimah, director of the Electronic Intifada website. “His detailed critique of Israeli settlements and occupation was striking in its forthrightness – rare from US officials. But it serves more than anything as an indictment of the United States, which funded, enabled and protected the brutal reality Palestinians have lived under for so long.”
Robert Herbst, a civil rights lawyer and part of Jewish Voice for Peace wrote the following:

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So Hear, O Israel, these parting truths – hard as they are for many of us — from the peacemakers who tried so hard to move it from its disastrous path:
You are running Israel and Judaism off the rails.  Led by the most right wing leadership in history, you are taking them to a one-state reality — a Greater Israel, in the West Bank — for the sake of ideological and religious reasons utterly disconnected from Judaism’s values and Israel’s greater interests in security and its future peaceful integration into the Arab world.  In your single-minded commitment to settlement construction and expansion, you have increasingly consolidated control over the West Bank for your own purposes, reversing the earlier goal of permitting Palestinians greater control over their own lives.
You have transferred into the West Bank, the future homeland of the Palestinian people, 270,000 Jewish settlers since the Oslo peace accords were signed on the White House lawn, 100,000 since the Obama Administration began in 2009.  And you have located these settlers, deliberately and strategically, in places which have made it particularly difficult to envision separating the two peoples and transferring sovereignty to a new Palestinian state.  Because you are not stupid, you must be doing this for a reason, and that is ultimately to prevent the establishment of a contiguous Palestinian state in which Palestinians could live in freedom and dignity, free of Israeli domination.So Hear, O Israel, these parting truths – hard as they are for many of us — from the peacemakers who tried so hard to move it from its disastrous path:

 

What kind of Jewish vision is left, Kerry asks us.  What kind of subjugation of Palestinians is consistent with Jewish religious and moral values?  There are 2.75 million Palestinians living under Jewish military occupation, in the West Bank.  They have limited autonomy.  They cannot travel without approval.  They are living in enclaves with no rights, under occupation that deprives them of basic freedoms.  Palestinians live lives that are Separate But Unequal.  While Kerry did not utter the word “apartheid,” the reference to American racial segregation was an unmistakable stand-in for it.  Will Jewish military and police personnel police the streets of every Palestinian city and town?  Will they administer the schools and hospitals?  How will they deal with civil rights protests?  Unspoken was the fact that Israeli troops and police have shot, killed and maimed Palestinians engaged in peaceful protests for years.

Because this one-state Greater Israel is not consonant with democratic ideals, Americans will not accept it, the world will not accept it, Kerry said.  He is right, of course.  This is the truth, obvious by the global consensus enunciated in resolutions like this one since 1967.  The unspoken question to Jews the world over was, will the Jewish people accept it?  Is that the legacy of the Holocaust?  It was not enough for 6 million to have perished?  We have to end up being oppressors of another people, millions of them, Arabs in an Arab world where we hope and expect to live for the next thousand years?

 

Israel abuts and ignores Aleppo

December 16, 2016

Another laser across the bow of Israel from the resident prophet, Gideon Levy.

Has anybody pointed out that Israel borders on Syria and yet israel ignores Syrian refugees.

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It’s easy for anybody who watches Israel closely—they are mainly Muslims. Herre’s the country which air lifted 1 million Russians, most of them Jrewsw in name only. Israel sits sit by and watches aleppo burn

Levy has foir a long time excoriated Israelis, particularly his own Tel Aviv citizens as crassly indifferent.read on.

They’re the worst, the hypocrites and the self-righteous. The ones who are shocked at the scenes from Aleppo, tsking as they watch television and certain that the world has to do something. The world, but not they and not their country. Urgently, right now, without delay, but not they and not their country. They are assuaging their conscience, so beautiful, superior and moral in their own eyes. They are after all not indifferent to the horrors of Aleppo; they are people of conscience and justice and this pains them. It pains them so much – they can’t sleep at night at the sight of the dead children, they think about their grandmothers and grandfathers in the Holocaust and how the world stood by and did nothing and how this must not be allowed to happen again. Never again. But not they and not their country. Somebody else. Israel, after all, can’t. It is an enemy country and so it can’t interfere, and it’s a special case and therefore it can’t take in refugees, like Sweden for example.
The second group is the indifferent people. What does all that have to do with them? Israel is not involved, and all the rest is not interesting. In fact, nothing interests them except for their own private world. Occupation-shmockupation, asylum-seekers, Syria. Just leave us alone to plan our next vacation in peace.

Once again amnesia : Fidel Castro

November 30, 2016

Oh the historical amnesia!

Poor  young Trudeau getting slammed for his comments on Castro.

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CBC had the red meat Toronto Sun editor on flaying Trudeau as if Castro was Ivan the Terrible.And all the Postmedia papers around the country following suit, the same papers which bless israel’s horrific 50 year occupation of Palestine.

No historical memory of Cuba as a whore house for Americans and cheap rum and cigars for Miamians,  run by a corrupt dictator Fulgencio Batista who ran to Portugal with millions of stolen dollars. Cuba was amassive charnel house of impoverishment before Fidel booted the thieves out.

 
All these ‘experts” forget, the capitaist disease where novelty always destroys the memory of the past. The “Kennedy”  historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. described Cuba pre-Castro:
The corruption of the government, the brutality of the police, the regime’s indifference to the needs of the people for education, medical care, housing, for social justice and economic opportunity … constituted an open invitation to revolution.”

 

Castro became a hero for all of Latin America fed up with the USA controlling the southern cone as tits own property. The Monroe doctrine of 1823 supposedly ceded the south to the USA which ran it like its own fiefdom.10% of aamericans have passports  and are blithely ignorantof the rest of the world, so they have no idea why Fidel was idolized by all of Latin america,

For  these folks he was a “commie.”

Remember even FDR got caught up with it in the late 30sWhen others complained that Somoza of Nicaragua was a cruel bastard, FDR’s line was, “yes but he’s our bastard.’ In other words all the ‘dictaduras”, the harsh dictators propped up the USA in country after country would do Uncle Sam’s bidding—murder if they had to, any progressive Salvadoran, Guatemalan, Chilean, Argentinean etc to keep the oil, bananas, and natural resources cheap and flowing north.

Fidel was the one who stopped the USA dead in its imperial tracks. They never forgave him, tried to assassinate him, They sent in the Cuban exiles in the Bay of Pigs. After that fiasco even JFK never trusted tire wise men of the Pentagon again.
So Castro was pushed—and nobody defends his harsh treatments of dissidents, but those Cubanos screaming loudest in Miami and that silly Sun editor have a bad case of amnesia.
Free education, sending doctors all over the world while trying to fend off the USA. It’s amazing he survived to 90.
Gmme a break.
As usual those screaming loudest have no historical sense at all.Even in death Fidel gives them apoplexy.

 

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Poor Justin folded like a cheap suit and backed off attending Castro’s funeral. His father would have given the baying hounds the Trudeau salute.

Ezekiel wisdom for Democrats

November 21, 2016

A little biblical wisdom to the US Democrats.

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The inevitable demise of a political party swimming in the foul waters of US capitalism happened before our eyes in the US election. After years of handing over the party to financial backers the democrats gave the Us and the world Donald Trump.
Did it really take a genius to see that the Dems had for a long time failed their former constituency of working people. What a lazy crew, one which never did their homework and assumed that it was Hilary’s turn—the same woman who pocketed a $250,000 cheque from Wall street as she was running for the highest office in the land…totally ignoring those who were unemployed and languishing in the Rust Belt. Imagine, not even campaigning in Wisconsin.

 

Well it turns out Ezekiel the biblical prophet had some insight for the Dems. Ezekiel appeared on the scene as the Judahites were led off to Babylon, (circa 587 BCE) modern day Iraq and he accompanied them. In chapter 34, one of the major prophets of Israel turned on the Democratic leaders of his day. He carves up “the shepherds of Israel.” Some shepherds.
“You have not strengthened the weak, you have not healed the sick, you have not bound up the injured, you have not brought back the strayed’–I’ll say, those Rust Belt states went to Obama 8 years earlier and Bernie actually won them in the primaries. “You have not sought out the lost but with force and harshness you have ruled them”
Yahweh speaketh—hey Dems are you listening—“I myself will search for my sheep and will seek them out will rescue them from all the places which they have been scattered…I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed and I will bind up the injured and I will strengthen the weak…” 34: 11-16
Wow, the Dems packed the DNC with Hilary insiders, scorned the Jewish socialist Bernie who spoke for the vast numbers of the poor and unemployed. The false shepherds betrayed the party and the people.
A tried and true policy. Go and defend the common good, the earth and the poor.

 
Good politics, good religion.

 

The democrats lost their way, ignored the pain of working people and the Us got the Donald.

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November 10, 2016

Trump lost the popular vote. So the country is evenly divided—and at each others’ throats.

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The mystery is how pathetic the Democratic Party has become—abandoning a former core constituency, ignoring the growing gap, taking voters for granted and cheques from Wall Street. Maybe Gore Vidal was right: there is only 1 party in Washington–and it has 2 wings. How could the Dems lose to a clown like Trump.

Easy by throwing up a party insider, a woman so isolated from working class hurt and ordinary people’s struggles, a woman running for the highest office and pocketing a $250,000 cheque for speakimg to Wall Street. And her name is Clinton, the better half of a couple who have engorged themselves and become wealthy as “public sevants.”As Bill Murray would say, “I have to laugh.” They seem to have no understanding that you can’t hang with the 1% when the 99% are losing jobs and seeing their wages stagnate.

Bill Clinton and Tony Blair—what a pair, turning formerly working class voices over to the Third Way—while getting fabulously rich themselves. These people are out of it.Long on hubris and greed, short on humility.

Clinton promoted NAFTA which hollowed out the Rust belt.he created mass incarceration, threw millions off welfare and the most despicable moment for me was when running for president came back to arkansas to make sure a retrded, brain damaged black man Ricky Ray Rector with an IQ of 70 went to the chair. What a cynical bastard.

Ordinary people had enough of the Clintons and actually turned to the worst qualified person to run for the Presidency in living memory. Trump made G W Bush look positively …well, presidential. Here’s how Democracy Now summed up the boorish arriviste:

Donald Trump has never held elective office. He opened his campaign in 2015 with a speech calling Mexican immigrants criminals and rapists. Trump has proposed banning all Muslims from entering the United States. He openly mocked his opponents, reporters, Asians, African Americans and the disabled. More than a dozen women have accused Trump of sexual assault, and he was heard in a 2005 videotape boasting about sexually assaulting women. Throughout the campaign, Trump drew the enthusiastic support of white nationalists and hate groups. Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke, who ran unsuccessfully for a U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana, cheered the outcome of the election. Duke tweeted, “This is one of the most exciting nights of my life. Make no mistake about it, our people have played a HUGE role in electing Trump! #MakeAmericaGreatAgain.”

Bernie Sanders spoke for ordinary Americans but the Dems owed Hilary and shot themselves in the head.

From Gaza to Black Lives Matter

October 17, 2016

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American institutional Jewish organizations, long out of step with the millenials are panicking now that Black Lives Matter is making common cause with Palestine.

In the age of the Internet when Israeli oppression has been unmasked for all to see, more and more people are paying attention and rejecting the lies promulgated by Israel’s Ministry of Truth which makes Orwell look like a grade one child.

The following is getting wide exposure in black communities.

Sadly there are many African-Americans who have been co-opted into the status quo Democratic position flogged by Hilary Clinton—subservience to israel. Like any other people they are lining up for their turn at the trough, for roles in the Clinton administration. At one time we called these people Quislings, other times sell outs, today?

Here is a lovely letter from Gaza from Mohammed Alhammammi

Dear African-American brothers and sisters,

I am not black. But like you, I am not white.

I do not have the history of slavery you carry like a weight on your back from the day you are born. My ancestors weren’t shipped in chains from Africa to the Americas through the Atlantic to work under slave owners. But in 1948, Zionist militias did drive them out of their homes to refugee camps in an infamous event called the Nakba, obliterating many of our villages and towns.

My parents didn’t have to protest in the streets to end segregation and institutional discrimination by their own government to win the right to enjoy their most basic civil rights, a remarkable series of events that I teach to my own students here in Gaza. However, they have been labelled “stateless” by the international community, driving them to protest through boycotts, demonstrations and even hunger strikes, introducing the word intifada (shake-off) into our political dictionary.

Police officers from my own government neither pull me over for “driving-while-black,” nor stop and frisk me. They do not shoot at me, kill me while unarmed and get away with it. However, I was born under the boot of an oppressor that has controlled almost every minute of my life: the Israeli occupation forces.

They took our land from us, claimed it as their own, and now they tell us to get over it, just like you are expected to “get over” slavery. Israel did not stop there. They’ve blockaded the tiny strip of land where I live, Gaza—controlling who goes in and out, and keeping it to a bare trickle. And the West Bank? They sliced it into small pieces with their military checkpoints, carved it up like Swiss cheese with their illegal settlements.

When we fight back, they beat us to a pulp and then have the audacity to point the finger at us—calling us barbaric. I’ve read that one in three black males born in America today can expect to spend some time in prison during his lifetime. In Palestine, it’s nearly the same. (Forty percent of Palestinian men can expect to serve time in an Israeli prison.)

 

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Ismail Abu Aitah, a writer with “We Are Not Numbers”, who lost five family members in the 2014 war, including both his parents and his two older brothers.

 

“How dare you resist? How dare you revolt?” we’re asked. We scream, “Here, look! This is the injustice we are talking about!” But although the United Nations talks about the need for Israel to stop the settlements and its mistreatment of Palestinians, no one moves a muscle. The moment we go into action, the moment we fight back, whether it be by responding to weapons with weapons or by calling for boycotts and sanctions, the world starts screaming at us.

 

The American outrage over U.S. football quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand during the national anthem as a peaceful protest against his country’s systemic racism is a case in point. It reminds me of Israeli outrage against the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, in which activists around the world from colleges, churches, and political organizations are nonviolently resisting Israeli practices, trying to force it to comply with international law and common principles of humanity. Yet despite its commitment to nonviolence, Israelis and their allies are denouncing the movement, seeking to discredit it.

 

When I see this outrage against BDS and Kaepernick, a question arises in my consciousness: If they do not want us to protest nonviolently, if they do not want our fight to be based on international law and basic human rights, then what do they want us to do? If they denounce violence, then condemn our nonviolent protest, how do they want us to resist? The only answer I could find is this: Our oppressors do not really condemn our methods of resistance, but our resistance as a whole. If they criticize nonviolent methods as well as violent ones, then what they deplore isn’t the methods, but the message itself. They hate the fact that the oppressed are forming a collective consciousness, that we are organizing in opposition. Their anger means we are being effective. We must all keep agitating for our rights, knowing that it will be a long haul but we can win in the end.

I do not have to be black to understand the words of Marin Luther King Jr. when he said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” I am a Palestinian who is extending his arms in brotherhood to another people who know and live my legacy of oppression.

I do not know if my words will reach you, but I want you to know that I hear you, I see you and I feel your pain. When the night is darkest and you cannot seem to see the light at the end of the tunnel, know that there are people out there, on the other side of the planet, who are raising their fists in solidarity.
Yours in solidarity, with fist held high,

Mohammed Alhammami, WeAreNotNumbers.or

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No partner to peace? Ridiculous

October 16, 2016

Better than a nice latte at Tony’s in the morning is reading Gideon Levy in Haaretz

The scribe-prophet of Israel, when most of the religious Israelis save Naturei Karta and Avraham Burg has seen their Judaism turned inside out and trampled on, there is always the secular prophet carrying the holy message of liberation.And when Mr. Levy comes to Toronto, no rabbis appear to hear him.

 

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Maybe the prophetic was always entertained like this.
A minority opinion until it became the received wisdom.

So, I trundle off to mass, whistling a happy tune, the prophetic is still alive.

Here Levy eviscerates “the self-righteous Israelis” and their hoary canard that there is no partner for peace.

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They so dearly want two states and are so against the occupation, say many self-righteous Israelis — and then comes the heartrending sigh, carrying all the sorrow of the Jewish fate — but there’s no partner. If only there were. If only. He is desperate for peace, but there’s no one to make it with. And so he must, he is forced against his will, miserable victim that he is, to continue the occupation. In recent years this shtick has become a central trick of the propaganda of Zion.

With the exception of the extreme right, which says openly that it wants apartheid forever because the Jewish nation is superior, everybody uses it. The truth is that there is no partner for continuing the occupation. There is no partner for Israel’s interminable delaying and rejection tactics. There is no partner for Israel’s ridiculous talk about demanding recognition as a Jewish state, just as there is no partner for Israel’s other empty demands. There is no partner for the unbelievable chutzpah of Israel’s demand for negotiations “without preconditions,” while the mother of all preconditions, the settlement enterprise, thrives unabated..

 

.In fact, it’s not necessary. To establish justice, no partner is needed. Israel is not in a position to demand a partner in order to end the occupation. It must end the occupation. It has no right to make demands before doing so. In the fog of Israeli propaganda, these fundamental truths have been obscured and forgotten. The simple fact that the real victim is the Palestinian people has been forgotten. They are in existential danger and they live in inhuman conditions, which must be changed before anything else. Conditions cannot be set for returning part of a people’s land, its liberty and its dignity