Mission & Name
US Foreign Policy (Dr. El-Najjar's Articles)
Don't let Israel destroy America
By Khalid Amayreh
ccun.org, pic, March 16, 2009
Two inseparable characters have identified Israeli behavior ever
since the very inception of its existence in occupied Palestine: Criminality
As to the first, we all know that Israel itself is
and has always been a crime against humanity. Israel’s very creation
couldn’t have been effected had it not been for the numerous atrocities and
terror committed by the legions of Zionism for the express purpose of
driving the majority of the Palestinian population into exile.
Indeed, as the conscientious Israeli historian Illan Pappe asserts in his
book, the Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, the 1948-war was started by the
Zionists in order to terrorize the Palestinians into leaving their homeland.
Hence, the massive terrorization and subsequent dispersion of the vast
majority of indigenous Palestinians (Christians and Muslims) from their
ancestral homeland was actually the intended outcome of the war rather than
its unintended result as the Zionists would claim.
criminality and mendacity always go hand in hand, and since the Zionists
couldn’t admit guilt for their shameful deeds, e.g. as post-war Germany did,
Zionist officials resorted to the intensive use of “weapons of mass
distortion” whereby the managed, mostly successfully, to turn the black into
white, the big lie into a ‘truth’ glorified by thousands, and the criminals
into victims and vice versa.
Some of the classical lies, which have
been exposed by some Zionist writers, such as Benny Morris and Tom Segev,
include the scandalous claim that the bulk of Palestinian refugees fled
their homes voluntarily and that that the Israeli authorities actually
implored them to stay.
Unfortunately, such scandalous lies were
conveniently parroted by the western media from Australia to the United
Interestingly, some of the die-hard Zionist media are still
shamelessly clinging to these anachronistic and thoroughly debunked
narratives as if every immoral tactic was legitimate as long as the end is
to serve Israeli interests.
Since 1948, lying in various forms
represented the overall discourse of the Nazi-like state. This writer
remembers vividly how the state-run Israeli radio, kol Yisrael, was
insulting the intelligence of common listeners when reporting news of the
first Intifada (1988-1992), when then War Minister Yitzhak Rabin instructed
his soldiers to break the bones of Palestinian children, which is what
the soldiers literally did on numerous occasions.
A mere mouthpiece
of the Israeli army, the Zionist radio would report that troops fired into
the ether to disperse Palestinian stone-throwers and that a certain number
of Palestinians were both killed and wounded.
I don’t know if
the Israeli newscaster was gullible enough to suggest that the poor
Palestinian victims were actually flying in the sky because otherwise none
of them would have been killed or wounded had they refrained from using
their wings and contented themselves with remaining human.!!!
Nonetheless, such brash lies, which defied logic, were readily repeated by
serious media outlets throughout the western world just as the same is
happening these days when American and some European networks (e.g. the
BBC), have not refrained from giving the benefit of the
doubt to the pornographic Israeli lies about the recent blitzkrieg in Gaza.
Today, the general modus operandi remains unchanged, and the "hasbara"
fabrication of lies has only become more sophisticated while the overall
goals remain unchanged.
For example, Israel routinely justifies the
wanton demolition of Palestinian homes in the West Bank, especially in
Occupied East Jerusalem, by arguing that the doomed homes have been built
without a proper building license and that Israel, like any other
law-abiding state, is duty-bound to enforce building and zoning regulations.
However, what Israel has been trying to hide from the eyes of the world
is the fact that the Zionist state is using both the litter and spirit of
the law!!! (the occupier’s law) to ethnically cleanse Palestinians, narrow
their horizon, and force them to leave their ancestral homeland.
Indeed, the draconian discrimination against Palestinian license applicants
has been the adopted policy since the first days of the occupation more than
41 years ago. And the goal is always to force as many as Palestinians as
possible to leave in order to allow as many Jewish settlers as possible to
replace the evicted victims.
The Israeli authorities actually lie as
often as they breathe, and instead of adopting a reasonable approach, based
on honesty, toward the Palestinians in places like East Jerusalem, Israeli
officials spend weeks and months devising satanic tricks to dispossess
non-Jews of their real estate and property, especially homes.
if no problem exists with regard to the building license, the racist
officials would concoct or invent other justifications for the demolition of
the Arab home or property, such as claiming that the relevant area is an
excavation park. And if all the inventory of legal tricks is exhausted, then
the occupation authority would simply commit the act of rape by demolishing
the home without any explanation. And when the oppressed Arab victims cry
out for justice, an arrogant Israeli officer, or even an ordinary soldier,
would simply confront him or her by saying… “you’d better come to terms with
reality. No one will help you, the media won’t help you, America won’t help
you…we control America… Even God won’t help you.”
This is exactly
how thousands of Arab homes have been utterly destroyed under the pretext of
maintaining law and order while every honest person knows deep in his or her
heart that the real motive is simply to effect ethnic cleansing and
obliterate the Palestinian identity of the land.
Last week, the
Israeli occupation authorities said they were planning to demolish as many
as 88 Palestinian homes at the Silwan neighborhood of East Jerusalem. The
plan is part of a master scheme to destroy thousands of Palestinian homes
for the purpose of building Jewish settler homes in the traditionally Arab
In the meantime, the same Zionist regime is planning
a phenomenally huge settlement expansion drive that would double the settler
population of the West Bank, now totaling around a million settlers.
In light, it is obvious that the last thing Israel is really thinking about
is true peace with the Palestinians.
This reality, which even the
blind can see, should make the Obama administration decide, sooner than
later, whether it will hold Israel to account or just behave as the previous
American administrations did, namely give Israel caret blanch to murder
whatever chance for peace in the Middle East there still is while babbling
about a clinically dead peace process that is being kept alive through
Finally, I am going to say this, which many
pro-Israeli Americans don’t wish to hear. Mr. Obama, if you don’t succeed in
getting Israel to withdraw from the Palestinian territories occupied in
1967, you won’t succeed in overcoming the monumental economic crisis now
facing your country and the world.
The connection between the
economic super-crisis in America and the unresolved and deteriorating
conflict in Palestine is so real and so clear.
You know and I know
that the so-called war on terror, which the Bush administration waged on a
number of Muslim countries and movements, was conceived in Israel, the very
same Israel that is now trying to bully or cajole America to start a new
war, this time against Iran, a country that never invaded or attacked any
other country in recent memory.
Israeli leaders think, probably
justifiably to a large extent, that Israel and the Jews of America control
the American government, including Congress as well as the main media.
It is incumbent upon you, Mr. President, to prove they are wrong.
Because if you don’t or can’t, you won’t be able to overcome the economic
collapse haunting your country and shaking its foundations.
the Israeli stranglehold over American politics intact means one thing. It
means that America is going to get itself entangled in more wars abroad,
mainly to ensure and serve Israeli interests of military aggrandizement and
Mr. President, don’t sacrifice America’s
vital interests for the sake of Israeli hegemony and megalomania.
Don’t let Israel destroy America.