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Will Israel Fall in Five Years?

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The undersigned therefore take this means of publicly presenting a few salient facts concerning Begin and his party; and of urging all concerned not to support this latest manifestation of fascism.”

Albert Einstein, signatory to Letters to the Editor, New York Times, December 4, 1948.

Online reports of a study by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency cast doubt over the survival of Israel beyond the next two decades. Regardless of the validity of the report, with what is now known about the costs in blood and treasure that the U.S.-Israeli relationship has imposed on the U.S., its key ally, Israel could fall within five years.

For more than six decades, American support for Israel has relied on the ability of pro-Israelis to dominate U.S. media, enabling Tel Aviv to put a positive spin on even its most extreme behavior, including its recent massacre in Gaza. With access to online news coverage, that Zionist bias is becoming apparent and the real facts transparent.

Though Americans seldom show a strong interest in foreign affairs, that, too, is changing. While few of them grasp the subtleties of one-state versus two-state proposals, many have seen online the impact of a murderous Israeli assault on Palestinian civilians that was timed between Christmas and the inauguration of Barack Obama.

The leaders of the 9/11 Commission acknowledged that its members would not allow testimony on the impetus for that attack. Yet the report confirmed that the key motivation was the U.S.-Israeli relationship. With access to online news, more Americans are asking why they are forced to support a colonial Apartheid government.

With the election of yet another extremist Israeli government led by yet another right-wing Likud Party stalwart, it’s clear that Tel Aviv intends to preclude peace by continuing to build more settlements. With that stance, Israel not only pushed Barack Obama into a corner, it also forced U.S. national security to make a key strategic decision: Is Israel a credible partner for peace? By any criteria, the answer must be a resounding “No.”

That inescapable conclusion leaves Americans with few options. After all, the U.S. is largely responsible for the legitimacy granted this extremist enclave in May 1948 when Harry Truman, a Christian-Zionist president, extended nation-state recognition. He did so over the strenuous objections of Secretary of State George Marshall, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the fledgling CIA and the bulk of the U.S. diplomatic corps.

By December 1948, a distinguished contingent of Jewish scientists and intellectuals warned in The New York Times that those leading the effort to establish a Jewish state bear “the unmistakable stamp of a Fascist party.” Albert Einstein joined concerned Jews who cautioned Americans “not to support this latest manifestation of fascism.”

Only in the past few weeks has the momentum emerged to subject Israel to the same external pressures that were brought to bear against Apartheid South Africa. After more than six decades of consistent behavior—and clear evidence of no intent to change—activists coalesced around the need to boycott Israeli exports, divest from Israeli firms and impose sanctions against Israel akin to those it seeks against others.

The focal point for peace in the Middle East should not be those nations that do not have nuclear weapons but the one nation that does. Absent external pressure, Israeli behavior will not change. Absent pressure—and likely force—applied by the U.S. as the nation that has long enabled this behavior, Colonial Zionism will continue to pose a threat to peace. Occupying powers are not known to voluntarily relinquish lands they occupy. Likewise for their readiness to surrender nuclear arms.

An End to Jewish Fascism?

The key issue need no longer be a subject of endless debate. There must be a one-state solution consistent with democratic principles of full equality. Informed Americans are no longer willing to support a theocratic state in which full citizenship is limited to those deemed “Jewish” (whatever that means). If local birth rates suggest an eventual end to the “Jewish state,” then so be it. Why wait two decades when this nightmare can be drawn to a close in less than five years?

Forget about a return to pre-1967 borders, instead return to pre-1948 borders. Designate Jerusalem an international city under U.N. protection and dispatch multi-national forces to maintain peace. Palestinians should have a right of return, including the ability to recover properties from which they fled under an assault by Jewish terrorists. If Colonial Zionists (aka settlers) want compensation for “their” property, let them seek restitution from the Diaspora that encouraged their unlawful occupation.

Those who consider themselves “Jewish” can remain as part of an inclusive democracy. Or they can depart. Americans must consider how many of these extremists it wants to welcome to a nation already straining under an immigration burden. A reported 500,000 Israelis hold U.S. passports. With more than 300,000 dual-citizens residing in California alone, that state may require a referendum on just how many Zionists it wishes to receive. Likewise for Russia from which many “Jews” fled, including some 300,000 Russian émigrés who support the Likud Party but have yet to be certified as Jewish.

Zionists originally saw Argentina and Uganda as desirable venues to establish their enterprise. They may wish to apply there for resettlement. The question of why Palestinians (or Californians) should bear the cost of a problem created by Europeans six decades ago is one that Tel Aviv has yet to answer except by citing ancient claims that it insists should take precedence over two millennia of Palestinian residence.

By withdrawing Israel’s status as a legitimate “state,” those Jews long appalled by the behavior of this extremist enclave can no longer be portrayed as guilty by association. That long overdue shift in status is certain to benefit the broader Jewish community. By shutting down Israel’s nuclear arms program and destroying its nuclear arsenal, the world can be spared the key impetus now driving a nuclear arms race in the region.

Unless pro-Israelis can create another crisis by inducing an invasion of Iran (or a race war), Americans will soon realize that only one “state” had the means, motivation, opportunity and stable nation-state intelligence required to fix the intelligence that led the U.S. to invade Iraq consistent with the expansionist goals of Colonial Zionism.

Intelligence now working its way to transparency will soon confirm that, but for Zionists within the U.S. government, 9/11 could have been prevented and war in Iraq avoided. To date, this extremism has been enabled by a series of weak U.S. presidents. For the U.S. to restore its credibility requires that it not only lead the effort to shut down the Zionist enterprise but that it also share responsibility for its behavior to date.


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  • Ponderer

    The authors’s premise, or a priori assumption, lacks historicity. The idea that somehow some fascist zionists inveigled the West to be complicit in the establishment of a colony of the West is ludicrous and ill-informed. I concur with the thrust of this article, except to say that the flaw in its presumption nullifies what we all must hope for, namely the peaceful disappearance of the Zionist state. Let me put the radical thought to you differently: for the Zionist state to disappear, the West must disappear as well. One can not dissociate one from the other. The Zionist state is the reincarnation of the Kingdom of Jerusalem set up by the Western crusaders in 1099 AD after the fall of Jerusalem and the complete slaughter of its citizens. The Kingdom of Jerusalem fell/disappeared after the defeat of the Crusaders 80 years later. A close reading of the history of the Kingdom of Jerusalem reveals that in substance and behaviour both the Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Zionist state are identical. Scratch a Western politician, you will find a cursder underneath. I hope i was perspicuous.

  • http://www.printsoft.com Bill Davit

    Their is no doubt Israel practices a double standard when dealing with the Palestinian issue. Israel of all people should realize oppression is not the way to solve an issue. But to lable it a “colonial Apartheid government” is off the mark. Are we to assume because Islam conqured this territory it’s theirs forever as it is written in their scripture. If we use that logic we should be handing back Spain, Cyprus, the Balkans, Southern Italy, an most of India. For that matter why don’t we let the American Indians have North and South America. Then us Christians should form another crusade and take back Turkey the ancetral home of Orthodox Christianity that through cultural genocide is now 99.9% Muslim. All deny the reality on the ground today that these states are not going anywhere without a fight. Does not make it wright or worng just the fact of what it is.

    Additionally, this article completely ignores the historical fact this land has always been the home of the Jews. They have a right but this article basically states they don’t. Do you think the Islamic nations who expelled the 850,000 Jews will allow them back and grant them equal status as Muslims? Will the land, 2 to 3 times larger than modern israel, taken be returned to the Jews? A one state solution is not an answer.

    A one state solution is cultural genocide for the Jews. Have you ever read the Quran, realized what a Dhimmi is under Sharia, or paid attention to the fact that Islamic nations every year have the worst human rights records? Hamas and Fatah have numerous times stated their intention is for an Islamic State largely based on Sharia. They have stated the opposite to the West but in each case that same person has also been caught stating their desire for a Islmaic State. Notice how they never talk treaty but instead a truce or Hudna. When already concecrated Islamic land(all that was at one time conqured) is lost the only recourse for peace is a temoporary truce. Why? Because the original goal of having it all back will always stand. That truce is almost always the result of the Islamic forces being to weak to take it back.

    This article once again forments the dreaded “colonialism” supremacist aspect of this issue. What this author has failed to notice is that the Muslims declaring genocide of their people wish the same on Israel. It also ignores that Islam conqured 2/3 of the know Christians world and colonized huge parts of Europe. This period lasted for over 500 years for Europe while European colonialism lasted at best for 180 years. Greece did not win its independence from the Ottamans until the 1800’s. Unlike their Islamic counter parts European colonialism was economically driven not a altruistic goal of spreading the one truth faith. It is why early Islamic conquests were almost always quickly followed by a plan to Islamasize the culture. Using Dhimmi laws they effectvely stunted any other faiths growth effectively allowing them to gradually transform society into an Islamic one.

    Everything you claim of the Jews is the actual modus operandi of the Islamists who largely control the thinking of the Islamic world. Try reading the Quran, a Hadith source such as Bukhari, and Reliance of the Traveler. You will notice the majority of the scripture is about the other and quite negative. There is a reason every year the non Muslim minority, except maybe for the copts, gets smaller and smaller in Islamic States. Just look at the exodus of Christians out of the Middle East. The supposedly apartheid government of Israel has in fact one of the fastest growing Christian populations and to boot an Arab Muslim one as well. The same is evidently not the same across the rest of the Middle East for non Muslims. A true apartheid state is the Saudis who are actively in the process of exporting their intolerant wahhabi strain of Islam. It’s no mystery that the majority of the speratist movements today are Islamic and almost all base their ideology on the Salafist, Wahhabi, and Muslim Brotherhood creed that brokers nothing except the supremacy of Islam. So who trully has a colonial, imperialistic, and supremacist agenda? Not Israel.

  • http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com Jeremy R. Hammond

    But to lable it a “colonial Apartheid government” is off the mark. Are we to assume because Islam conqured this territory it’s theirs forever as it is written in their scripture.

    Bill, I’m not sure what to make of this question. It seems to suggest that Israel has a right to take the land. It does not. The description is fitting. Israel was founded under colonialist assumptions and it most certainly acts as an Apartheid regime in the occupied territories.

    Additionally, this article completely ignores the historical fact this land has always been the home of the Jews. They have a right but this article basically states they don’t.

    Arabs were the large majority in Palestine at the time of the creation of Israel. Israel was founded under the assumption that the self-determination of the inhabitants of Palestine would be rejected. Simple as that. The unilateral declaration of the state of Israel was an act of extreme prejudice and racist contempt.

    A one state solution is cultural genocide for the Jews.

    Jews and Arabs lived peacefully together as neighbors before the Zionist movement, and they could do so once again after.

    Have you ever read the Quran…

    Yes. It calls Jews fellow “People of the Scripture”.

    Hamas and Fatah have numerous times stated their intention is for an Islamic State largely based on Sharia.

    Hamas and Fatah have numerous times stated their intention for a Palestinian state alongside Israel along the 1967 borders.

    U.S. support for Israel’s criminal actions must come to an end.

  • GV

    Gee, it’s very easy to bash Israel when you just ignore the facts by sticking your head in the sand. Sure Jews were a minority in Palestine, this was why when the Brits were given mandate over Palestine with the clearly defined goal of establishing a Jewish National Home there, they eventually caved to the Arabs and used 80% of that land to create an Arab state called Transjordan (currently called Jordan). In the rest of the 20% land a Jewish state and an Arab state were to be established by partition according to a decision by the League of Nations in 1947 but the Arabs rejected it and invaded the nascent Jewish state. There was no serious claim for Palestinian self-determination till 1967 when the Arab armies attacked Israel once again but got thrashed. This is how Israel came to “occupy” the West Bank and Gaza, now the world wants them to give up land they came to control in a war of self-defense. The so-called Palestinians have been repeatedly offered a state but they have rejected all these offers.

    The true goal of Fatah and Hamas is to destroy Israel, it says so in their charter. All those who think otherwise after hearing propaganda they routinely dish out for the consumption of foreign media need only to go and look up their charters or research what they say in Arabic.

    Jews and Arabs may have lived together before the Zionist movement but this coexistence was by no means peaceful as people like to point out. Look up the 1929 Hebron massacre for example which occurred well before Israel was even established. Jews were ‘tolerated’ largely as second-class citizens and were routinely persecuted and denied basic rights.

    Also, the Jewish people have a historical connection to the land which the Arabs have continued to deny despite the evidence and have had a continuous presence there for thousands of years.

    The Quran may call the Jews ‘People of the Scripture.’ However, they’re also referred to as the descendants of apes and pigs, deemed untrustworthy etc etc. Please don’t selectively quote the Quran, it’s a notoriously bipolar work with peaceful as well as intolerant verses. In fact, in most cases the intolerance abrogates the peaceful verses.

    • http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com Jeremy R. Hammond

      “…with the clearly defined goal of establishing a Jewish National Home there…”

      A manifestation of the rejection of Palestinian self-determination, as was the UNSCOP partition plan.

      “There was no serious claim for Palestinian self-determination till 1967…”

      Asinine nonsense warranting no response.

      “…1967 when the Arab armies attacked Israel once again but got thrashed.”

      The 1967 war began on the morning June 5 when Israel launched a surprise attack against Egypt. Egypt’s Arab allies declared war on Israel in response to this act of aggression.

      “This is how Israel came to “occupy” the West Bank and Gaza…”

      Interesting use of quotes, as though to imply Israel wasn’t really occupying the territories. Which, of course, is just more asinine nonsense.

      “The so-called Palestinians have been repeatedly offered a state but they have rejected all these offers.”

      Good for them. I wouldn’t accept these “offers” if I were a Palestinian, either. What’s the problem here?

      “Jews and Arabs may have lived together before the Zionist movement but this coexistence was by no means peaceful as people like to point out. Look up the 1929 Hebron massacre for example which occurred well before Israel was even established.”

      Your logical fallacy aside (the Zionist movement began well before 1929, and did not begin when Israel was established. Obviously, it existed prior to that event in 1948 and is what paved the way for that to occur), this is a perfect example. This act of violence was attributed even by the British occupiers as a reaction to the British and Zionist ignoring of Arab grievances, such as the displacement of Arabs and the correct perception that the Zionists wanted to take all the land from them and displace them further and continue to deny them self-determination.

      “Jews were ‘tolerated’ largely as second-class citizens and were routinely persecuted and denied basic rights.”

      Let’s assume that’s true. So your criticism, I guess, is of the British occupying authority. Fair enough.

      “Also, the Jewish people have a historical connection to the land which the Arabs have continued to deny despite the evidence and have had a continuous presence there for thousands of years.”

      Doesn’t justify denying Arabs their rights and ethnically cleansing Palestine.

      “The Quran may call the Jews ‘People of the Scripture.’ However, they’re also referred to as the descendants of apes and pigs, deemed untrustworthy etc etc.”

      Kindly provide the Surah where this occurs. Thanks a ton.