Tolerance Of Apartheid Israel’s Callous Persecution Of The Palestinian People is US-led And Financed
In 2020, the US gave $3.8bn (£2.7bn) in aid to Israel - part of a long-term, annual commitment made under the Obama administration https://fortune.com/2016/09/13/us-israel-military-aid/
This support came as part of an agreement signed by former president Barack Obama in 2016 that represented an increase of about 6% (adjusted for inflation) over the spending commitment for the previous decade Almost all of this aid was for military assistance
In September 2021, the House passed legislation overwhelmingly to provide an extra $1 billion to Israel to restock its Iron Dome short-range missile defense system just days after Democrats removed the funding from a broad stopgap spending bill. Such US benevolence at a time when recently released Census Bureau data show that more than 37 million people in America lived at or below the federal poverty line in 2020. That’s 11.4% of the population, and a full percentage point higher than what it was in 2019. But the federal poverty line doesn’t begin to tell the story of poverty in the US. Half of U.S. families struggle to make ends meet. They are part of what I call the “uncounted majority,” people who have trouble paying basic bills even though their incomes aren’t low enough to meet the official federal poverty threshold — currently $26,200 for a family of four or $12,760 for an individual. Showering Israel with billions of US taxpayer dollars is hardly an appropriate foreign policy reaction to a nation with an abysmal human rights record and arrogant disregard for international law.
Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that . . . I want to tell you something very clear: Don’t worry about American pressure on Israel. We the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it.
A warning given by war criminal Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to Foreign Minister Shimon Perez in October 2001
On 30 November 1973, the United Nations General Assembly opened for signature and ratification the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid https://bit.ly/3JT8ROz. It defined the crime of Apartheid as “inhuman acts committed for the purpose of establishing and maintaining domination by one racial group of persons over any other racial group of persons and systematically oppressing them.”
Such inhumane acts include Murder, Extermination, Enslavement, Deportation or forcible transfer of population, Imprisonment or other severe deprivation of physical liberty in violation of fundamental rules of international law, and Torture. Yet despite the repeatedly witnessed and recorded reality of such irrefutable Israeli crimes, US-led western nations have amorally remained silent, while the State of Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs resorts to its usual modus operandi of responding to any criticism of its ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people, with deranged and unfounded accusations of “anti-Semitism” accompanied by blatant kosher lies about Israel having a multicultural coexistence; having a workforce diversity that is key to creating an innovative society; and having a Hi-Tech “partnership” between Arabs and Jews.
Ever since the Jews invented the libel charge of “anti-Semitism” in the 1880s. It was first printed in the Jewish Encyclopaedia (1901 Vol. 1, p. 641), and has been built up with Jewish money, organisations, propaganda and lies (such as the Holocaust — Holohoax), so that now the word is like a snake venom which paralyses one’s nervous system. Even the mention of the word “Jew” is shunned unless used in a most favourable and positive context.
Charles A. Weisman, Who is Esau-Edom?, Weisman Publications, 1966.
Biased and Antisemitic
The true face of Amnesty’s false report
Amnesty International’s latest report is a collection of lies, biased claims, and recycled reports from other anti-Israel organisations.
Repeating a lie over and over again does not make it true.
Amnesty International’s report ticks all the boxes of the definition of modern antisemitism against the State of Israel:
State of Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs: https://bit.ly/3IgKnhP.
Even before the Amnesty report was released, the pro-Israel network for brainwashing Americans and Europeans began spewing vile propaganda with the subversive ADL (Anti-Defamation League) claiming that Amnesty International was about to issue a report describing Israel as an apartheid state, thereby joining a list of other human rights organisations that reached the same conclusion during the past year, notably Human Rights Watch and B’Tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories which strives to end Israel’s occupation in the belief that “the only way to achieve a future that ensures human rights, democracy, liberty and equality to all people, Palestinian and Israeli alike, living on the bit of land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. “
Apart from the Israeli government’s predictable response, it’s main western subservient stooge, the degenerate and in decline US, attacked the February 2022 Amnesty International report https://bit.ly/3oYLAlX with the Biden administration, and spineless stooge members of congress from both sides of the aisle, condemning the report on Israel’s irrefutable human rights abuses against the Palestinians https://bit.ly/3GTnbEI;
The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs’s assertion of “repeating a lie over and over again does not make it true.” — a mite hypocritical coming from a people who repeatedly claim to have been chosen by some fictional god who “promised” them Palestine — is about as valid as Golda Meir’s utterly false, odious, and racist opinion.
It was not as if 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."
Golda Meir (1898-1987), Israel’s fourth prime minister from March 1969 to June 1974
As well as so far being Israel’s only female prime minister, Meir was also renowned for her openly racist remarks — particularly with regard to Palestinians — which presumably were inspired by the god who chose her, and the religion she belonged to. She was in fact determined to ethnically cleanse the indigenous population from Palestine to make room for the flood of Jewish immigrants who had no connection to Palestine whatsoever. The American Muslims for Palestine — a US-based organisation dedicated to educating the American public about Palestine and its heritage — was of the opinion that “She had no problem with forcibly removing people from their homes and kicking them out of their country in order that Israel may exist.”
This country exists as the fulfilment of a promise made by God Himself. It would be ridiculous to ask it to account for its legitimacy.
Golda Meir, Le Monde 1971
If one wanted to be apologetic, one could attempt to see Meir’s comments as a mere reference to national definition, as I have heard even liberal Israelis seek to do.“But, as mentioned, the view of the nationality and local connection as ‘non-existent’ played a part in the Israeli-Zionist ideology of dispossession.
Jonathan Ofir, Israeli musician, conductor, and blogger, on Meir’s view of Palestinians.
Born into poverty in what is today Ukraine, Meir emigrated to the US as a child with her family — who settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin — where after completing her education she became a teacher. Following her marriage in 1921, she and her husband immigrated to Palestine which was still under the British mandate. Nonetheless by 1948, when the state of Israel was established after the British mandate had ended, she was already on her way to establishing herself as having played a vital role in Israel’s history. Prior to becoming prime minister, Meir, a socialist Zionist, gained political experience as a cabinet minister while serving as minister for labour and then as foreign minister. Meir’s successes as a politician — including her 1948 role in raising millions of dollars from the US to aid Israel’s establishment — had provided her with a stature that few others enjoyed during Israel’s ascendency — which was achieved by denying the Palestinian people of all their basic human rights while also questioning the value of Jews who were of non-European origin.
We in Israel need immigrants from countries with a high standard, because the future of our social structure is worrying us. We have immigrants from Morocco, Libya, Iran, Egypt and other countries with a 16th century level. Shall we be able to elevate these immigrants to a suitable level of civilisation?
Golda Meir, to the Zionist Federation of Great Britain in 1964
Or as former, insane, US President and renowned xenophobe explicitly put it: immigrants from “shit-hole countries.” The fact that Meir shared the same racist opinion as Trump — who despite losing the 2020 presidential election, still managed to get 74,216,154 mostly like-minded Americans to vote for him — might explain why it has been so easy for Zionist Israel to get unconditional support from America’s “We the People” — who being blinkered, xenophobic, and mostly illiterate — are subject to exploitation by a racist AIPAC-controlled US government https://www.countercurrents.org/hanna200814.htm and
. . . I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident:that all men are created equal’.
Martin Luther King Jr (1929-1968), American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesman and leader for the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968.
Regrettably, that “dream” has since not only remained elusive, but is also — based on current events — probably unachievable https://bit.ly/3ttjh0y. Apart from its historic inclination for self-destructive violence, racism, and human rights abuses, the US also has a tendency for chronic intimidation of other smaller and less powerful nations by resorting to the use of either military force or financial hegemony. Meanwhile, the “American dream” with its set of ideals — democracy, rights, liberty, opportunity and equality — will continue to be nothing but a blurred and fast-fading illusion
Throughout this country’s history, the hallmarks of American democracy —opportunity, freedom, and prosperity — have been largely reserved for white people through the intentional exclusion and oppression of people of colour. The deep racial and ethnic inequities that exist today are a direct result of structural racism: the historical and contemporary policies, practices, and norms that create and maintain white supremacy.
At the Urban Institute, we examine how structural racism continues to disproportionately segregate communities of colour from access to opportunity and upward mobility by making it more difficult for people of colour to secure quality education, jobs, housing, healthcare, and equal treatment in the criminal justice system.
Urban Institute: https://www.urban.org/features/structural-racism-america
Some experts believe that America’s decline became glaringly evident during the January 6 Capitol riot and its aftermath which reinforced a notion among Americans that the once almighty US, its economic system, and its standing in the world are in rapid decline. That notion was backed up by new data — in a recent poll — showing that 70 percent of Americans believe the US is “in crisis and at risk of failing.” The idea that America is in decline is not new, and in recent decades, academics have been warning that political stalemate, a politicised judicial system, and unconstrained lobbying were a toxic combination that would contribute to the collapse of America’s democratic systems.
Strange as it may seem, a nation once celebrated for its irrepressible optimism now appears to be obsessed by decline. America’s list of complaints seems endless: Real wages are falling. Productivity growth is down. Companies aren’t competitive in global markets. White-collar jobs are no longer secure. The nation’s infrastructure is collapsing. The federal deficit is soaring. The health system is deteriorating. The cities are unsafe. The schools are failing. The gap between rich and poor is widening.
Michael Prowse, Is America in Decline? In the Harvard Business Review, 1992
While some experts may disagree on whether American global foreign policy dominance in finance, and military affairs has contributed to stability or conflict? There are many who, however, believe that Washington’s inclination to maintain its hegemony has required that the world be divided into marginalised adversaries and dependent allies. NATO’s supremacy in Europe was regarded by many of the West’s leading commentators as having created a lasting peace within Europe, but in reality it has also been the main cause of potential conflict as the bloc expanded towards the Russian borders.
In a pre-dawn TV address on 24 February — before Russia invaded Ukraine — President Putin declared Russia could not feel "safe, develop and exist" because of what he claimed was a constant threat from Ukraine. Irrespective of whether that was true or not, will no doubt remain debatable, but the start of the Russian invasion nonetheless unleashed a torrent of impressive hypocrisy from the West with the mainstream media unashamedly displaying despicable double standards. In Tel Aviv, Israeli demonstrators chanted slogans that included: “Israel, make your voice heard!”, “Stop the war in Ukraine”, “Putin is a fascist”, and “Stop the war in Ukraine.
And these are the same Israelis who silence the voices of their critics with disingenuous accusations of anti-semitism https://bit.ly/3tCmHOq; whose Israeli “Defence” Force is constantly assaulting Palestinian civilians; who are increasingly embracing Fascism; and who will not be satisfied until every drop of drinkable water which they have not already stolen, becomes too contaminated for Palestinians to drink; who will not be satisfied until their air, land, and sea blockade of the Gaza Strip — that prevents the import of vital food and medical supplies — has induced malnutrition, disease and death amongst the imprisoned and persecuted population; who will not be satisfied until all Palestinian children have been traumatised by the experience of seeing their parents being hounded, humiliated, imprisoned without due process, and in many cases simply murdered; who will not be satisfied until those same children are further traumatised by being arbitrarily arrested, interrogated without adult or legal council support, beaten, terrorised, and forced into signing confessions (written in a language they do not understand) that incriminate parents and relatives who are then held indefinitely under the misused Administrative Detention Order; who will not be satisfied until every Palestinian home, hospital and school has been reduced to rubble with bombs supplied by courtesy of US taxpayers; and who will not be satisfied until every drop of Palestinian blood has soaked into the stolen Palestinian lands on which more illegal Jewish settlements will be built. And no, this is not an anti-Semitic 0r exaggerated rant, it is a fact that has been endlessly reiterated by racist Israeli leaders who want Palestine and not peace. These are not “a god-chosen people,” but a devil-driven bloodthirsty mob.
To fully appreciate the sheer unadulterated hypocrisy of the West, one has to compare the the West’s reaction to the invasion of the Ukraine, with the West’s virtually non-existent response to the war in Yemen https://bit.ly/3sRgIWV, and some 75 years of Israel’s gradual but nonetheless persistent genocide of the indigenous Palestinian population. https://bit.ly/3Mw58Za.
The word “genocide” was first coined by Jewish Polish lawyer Raphäel Lemkin in 1944 in his book Axis Rule in Occupied Europe. It consists of the Greek prefix genos, meaning race or tribe, and the Latin suffix cide, meaning killing. Lemkin developed the term partly in response to the Nazi policies of systematic murder of Jewish people during the Holocaust, but also in response to previous instances in history of targeted actions aimed at the destruction of particular groups of people. Later on, Raphäel Lemkin led the campaign to have genocide recognised and codified as an international crime.
Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide
In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
• Killing members of the group;
• Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
• Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
• Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
• Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
We have to condemn publicly the very idea that some people have the right to repress others. In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers ... we are ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008), Russian novelist, renowned Soviet dissident, and outspoken critic of communism who helped to raise global awareness of political repression in the Soviet Union (USSR), in particular the Gulag system.
The political scientist John Mearsheimer has been one of the most famous critics of American foreign policy since the end of the Cold War. Perhaps best known for the book he wrote with Stephen Walt, The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy. Mearsheimer is a proponent of great-power politics — a school of realist international relations that assumes that, in a self-interested attempt to preserve national security, states will preëmptively act in anticipation of adversaries. For years, Mearsheimer has argued that the US, in pushing to expand NATO eastward and establishing friendly relations with Ukraine, has increased the likelihood of war between nuclear-armed powers and laid the groundwork for Vladimir Putin’s aggressive position toward Ukraine. Indeed, in 2014, after Russia annexed Crimea, Mearsheimer wrote that “the United States and its European allies share most of the responsibility for this crisis . . .’
It should not be forgotten that the US — the nation now leading the hypocritical outrage over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine — is also the nation that Killed 20-30 million people since World War II https://bit.ly/3Mw5Vtc; is the nation that once led the international sanctions against Apartheid in South Africa, but is now the zealous supporter of Apartheid in Israel; and is the nation that threatened the International Criminal Court (ICC) https://www.icc-cpi.int/about for a potential investigation of US citizens and may possibly also be used to deter ICC investigations against citizens of US allies, or its be more precise: Israel. https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/03/15/us-threatens-international-criminal-court#.