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Just while I was reading above article two of my friends asked me to delete a Facebook post of mine that was critical of Zionists. I have included more details in another post today.
But above article is a wonderful one that sees through the Zionist perfidy and goes straight to the crux of the matter after cutting all the massive c-r-a-p. For getting the issues clarified for myself and brothers and sisters let us go through it in our usual style developed by brothers and the Sunni Forum and practiced to an elan by late Dr Malih Ahmed Siddiqui (Abu Tamim).
What could the bond between Modi and Netanyahu, who seem to have a degree of unquestioned authority within their countries, be?
Our dear brother journalist Sukumar Muralidharan knows it but his decency does not allow him to say the obvious that Israeli and Indian Prime Ministers are united by their common hatred of Islam and Muslims.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is travelling to Israel on July 4 for a three-day visit while avoiding any manner of contact with Palestinian political authorities or civil society. This visit is widely heralded as a key moment in India’s foreign relations. Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made no secret of his eagerness to host an event to mark a quarter century of diplomatic ties. “My friend” is how Netanyahu has addressed Modi on Twitter. The Israeli media is in a mood of high expectancy, with one paper priming public opinion for a person described as the “most important prime minister in the world”.
This quarter of a century should be counted from the earlier stint of BJP at center in India around the end of the last century. That is when the then ruling party warmed up to Israel and it was clear to all thinking people that the common cause can only be the common hatred for Islam and Muslims. The marriage of common hatred looked, as it does today, all the more loathsome because the second high priest of RSS, Guruji MS Golwalkar, had at one time opined that what Hitler did to the Jewish people was an example for the Hindus to follow and profit by.
What could the bond between these two leaders, both of whom seem at this time to have a degree of unquestioned authority within their countries, be?
LOL. I know Sukumar sir you can not say it in black and white and I not only understand your contingency but even love your decency.
Perhaps it is their shared susceptibility to myths of national glory. Modi functions in campaign mode at most times, where declamation and exhortation substitutes for seriously engaged or reflective speech. In rare moments of reflection he has allowed himself certain fantasies, as with the legend of Lord Ganesha being evidence that advanced surgical transplants were done in ancient India.
Actually Mr Muralidharan is here exploring a tangential theme and we shall go along with him for he does come to the real issue in the rest of the article.
Modi may have spoken in jocular vein, but Netanyahu would surely never seek that alibi. His own references to mythology are underpinned, at all times, by dead serious intent.
Modi is a comic figure, Netanyahu is another and we remember several from US Presidents who were at the same level of sincerity, seriousness, maturity and depth of discourse. It is eerie how the world accommodates so many people being sloppy and flippant with serious issues and get away with it. I saw a You Tube video where an American cop is arresting a particularly obnoxious jay walker and the public making a hue and cry over it in spite of the fact that the cop was doing the right thing. An honest cop can not do even his routine duty in peace but the men, so many of them, at the top get away with utmost carelessness on issues that involve very serious violations of human rights.
Most unfortunately the victims in far too many of these cases are Muslims.
In damage control mode following the bloody Israeli military raid on a flotilla bringing aid to besieged Gaza in 2010, Netanyahu flew a group of American reporters to Jerusalem. Among the artefacts he proudly displayed was a millennia old signet ring, excavated in Jerusalem and bearing the name “Netanyahu,” identified in turn, to have belonged to a Jewish official of the time. That for him and his gullible American audience was sufficient proof of Israel’s historic claim to the land of Palestine.
I had the impression of Netanyahu as a ruthless Zionist politician like every single one of past Israeli PMs. That he is also a joker came as a news to me and it unnerves me that I never paid attention to this angle. That American journalists are completely gullible when it comes to Zionism is, of course, well known to us all and is one of the most pathetic realities of the now former super power - the US. The whole complex of American psychology related to Zionism is so obtuse and dense that in spite of huge loss of human lives in Palastine we have simple little progress in the right direction for last seventy years.
Israel under pressure
The signet ring soon became a part of standard Netanyahu spin. He repeated the same claim in the UN General Assembly in 2011, adding the leavening that his first name Benjamin, or Binyamin – son of Jacob – was also understood in Biblical scripture as Israel.
American journalist Max Blumenthal explains the truth behind this claim in his 2013 book Goliath, an indispensable guide to the current state of Israeli politics and society: “What was Netanyahu’s connection to the ring, and by extension, to the ancient land of Israel? There was none. Netanyahu’s grandfather, Nathan Milikovsky, had merely changed his name to Netanyahu after he emigrated from Lithuania to Palestine. Thus Netanyahu had a much closer relation to the former Alaskan governor and vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin, whose Lithuanian maternal grandfather was rumoured to be a Jew”.
My question here is why the world does not feel insulted at this perfidy? Why is the world indulgent about silly vanities and why does it not put the Palastinian agony in the fore?
In recent times, Netanyahu has not had a very easy time with his western allies. After years of indulgence for Israel’s expansionist urges, the West is showing a faint glimmer of awakening to the disastrous denial of Palestinian rights. In circumstances where Israel’s intent to render Palestinians into a state of permanent displacement are abundantly clear, global civil society has stepped up to shame weak-kneed governments. The “boycott, divestment and sanctions” (BDS) movement was launched by a broad coalition of Palestinian civil society actors, to hold Israeli entities to account – where culpability was proven – for the occupation and the daily violations of the human rights of Palestinians. Since the call went out from Palestine in 2005, BDS has gained traction especially in Israel’s traditionally unquestioning allies in the West.
This is the most significant push in this article so far. The BDS movement is by now well known the world over and it has done a lot to bring the Palastinian plight to the world public notice as well as doing things that help in changing the things for good at the ground level. Unfortunately the Zionist paradigm remain unfazed in spite of quite visible mobilization of public opinion. The pesky thing about any Chosen People paradigm is that it never cares about public opinion, morality or decency. These are simply temporary hurdles and the task for them is not to accommodate any of these into changing their own behavior but to work out a way round each one of these. The BDS movement has to take this into consideration.
It is certainly a positive sign that Israel feels under pressure and this advantage must be pushed to its logical conclusion so as to negotiate a breathing room of the beseiged Palsatinian population.
Israel’s response has been to deploy the jaded political insult of “anti-semitism” against the BDS campaign, to rudely rebuff even the friendly advice of western allies, and double down on the moral righteousness of its claim to the whole of Palestine. It has unleashed a propaganda barrage, dignified as public diplomacy or hasbara, which Netanyahu has emerged as the principal exponent of, with his slick manner and fluent American-accent.
Another heart warming paragraph by the writer. The Zionist perfidy has taken enormous time to sink in public view. It is only now we are seeing analysis like above paragraph otherwise most of the time the wold was simply in a state of stupefaction when it came to giving a response to Zionist machinations at verbal, logical, emotional, discussion level.
Perhaps the game is up but not completely. And we simply do not know how much more time it will take.
Didactic lectures in history suffused with claims of Israel’s Biblical antiquity as a nation, have been a regular part of Netanyahu’s propaganda effort. This is usually accompanied by dire warnings against conceding any ground to radical Islam. The Palestinian struggle for recognition is wrapped within the global menace of terrorism, which in turn is traced to a number of sources, though none more malign than Iran. After the elaborate contrivance of spotting an Iranian hand behind every evil stalking the world, an obsessive warning is sounded that the menace could soon acquire a nuclear dimension.
Again an accurate assessment by the author. Only one clue is missing here. Terrorism is no doubt a menace but the origin of this can be pinpointed with accuracy - it is Zionism. The world public opinion has to put the horse before the cart in this matter and not the other way round. The first trap a craft ideology creates for you is to deprive you of any locus standi, any place to stand on, any place to put your foot down. Zionists do that the best. Unless the world academia learns to see through it the Palstine problem can not even be discussed - solution is the next part.
These anxieties of the Zionist state really sharpened after the US invasion of Iraq produced the partly anticipated outcome of vastly boosting Iran’s regional clout. Reflecting on how the US in Iraq had transformed relative stability into nightmarish confusion, two respected American political scientists, Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer, authored a landmark paper titled ‘The Israel Lobby’ in 2006. With solid and rigorous reference to fact rather than myth, Walt and Mearsheimer argued: “The Israeli government and pro-Israel groups in the United States have worked together to shape the (US) administration’s policy towards Iraq, Syria and Iran, as well as its grand scheme for reordering the Middle East…. Pressure from Israel and the Lobby was not the only factor behind the decision to attack Iraq in March 2003, but it was critical”.
We, thankfully, see the world opinion seeing through the mighty maze of lies, half-truths and deception once again. Once again one feels that may be, may be the Zionist game is up.
The Walt-Mearsheimer critique was banished by a vast and orchestrated campaign attacking it as “anti-semitic”; and then the authors of the Iraq fiasco went back to the same old playbook: demonising the leaders of a country seen as adversarial, characterising them as irrational beings unamenable to normal diplomatic practices. Netanyahu has in the course of his annual exertions in the cause of hasbara in the UN, described an incumbent Iranian president as a “madman” and his successor as a “wolf in sheep’s clothing”.
Clearly the way forward for the world community is to pursue the deception mongering into its logical conclusion. It is clear that they have no place anymore to hide. The game is completely lost by the Zinoists at the cademic level and the UN only has to move in physically to set the things right at the ground level.
The US might still prove to be a hurdle but it will be a small one. Only if the BDS peopel could mobilize Germany and Russian opinion in their favour then US will simply keep her peace in face of strong world opinion.
When ISIS cut a swathe through the chaos fomented in the Arab world by western military intervention, Netanyahu stuck to his insistence that Iran was the greater threat. As he put it in his 2015 address to the UN: “Many in our region know that both Iran and ISIS are our common enemies. And when your enemies fight each other, don’t strengthen either one – weaken both”.
The issue to disentangle here is that Israel is scared of both Iran and the IS. On this matter Israel is smarter than the US or the combine world opinion operating in Syria. That Israel loses either way can not be the world concern at the moment because if Iran is problem, Asad is a problem, IS is a problem then so is Israel.
ISIS has no clear parentage, except the chaos that followed the US invasion of Iraq. For reasons unfathomed, Israel has been rather complacent about this army of aroused religious warriors in its near neighbourhood. Part explanation may be available from Efraim Inbar, an Israeli security analyst who for long headed that vacant symbol of reconciliation: the Begin-Sadat Centre for Strategic Affairs (BESA).
In a paper written last October, Inbar argued that the destruction of ISIS would be a serious “strategic mistake,” since an ISIS that was active in propagating the “caliphate” would bring discredit to the notion while attracting disgruntled terror-prone individuals from the west to its flag. There were simultaneously with the ideological purpose, a tactical police purpose achieved, of tracking radical elements in the west and preventing their mischief.
The best strategy for Israel then was “the further weakening” but not the “destruction” of ISIS. An ISIS reduced but not eliminated would undermine its cause among “radical Muslims”, while locking up “bad actors” in fierce internecine warfare, which would leave them little room to target the west. The biggest bonus of the whole strategy of course, was that it would also “hamper Iran’s quest for regional hegemony”.
Clearly it looks very complex. Luckily it is not. All these years Israel has been smugly and non-challantly exploiting the ground situation in the Gulf region to its advantage. As long as the turmoil is concentrated in Muslim region the damage will be sustained by the Muslims and that is yummy scenario for the Zionists. The role of Israel in Afghanistan is not known to anyone till now but it is known that they did a lot their to train those people who were not with the west. How they managed it under the US nose may never be known to us. Israel does not consider the world worthy of sharing any thing while the US will ultimately go down in the history as the most foolish nation when itcame to dealing with the Zionists.
A more recent contribution to the BESA dialogue speaks of the many reasons it is absolutely essential for Israeli interests to keep the Syrian civil war on an indefinite boil. Amid growing apprehensions within Israel’s strategic establishment that the six-year long conflict may destabilise the entire neighbourhood, Inbar wrote: “Common sense tells us that weak enemies are preferable because they can do less damage. Violent conflict is about exacting pain from the other side. States are more dangerous than militias and terrorist groups. A weak Syria can cause less pain than a strong Syria”. It made sense to let the chaos continue, since a “dysfunctional Syrian state torn by civil war is not a result of Israeli machinations, but a positive strategic development from an Israeli point of view”.
Syria is an Iranian protectorate and that is all that is relevant here. Strong Syria mean strong Iran and that is undesirable to Israel. We need not spend too much energy on this angle.
Nobody can tell what substantive influence these reflections exerted on Israeli policy. It is sufficient to know that Israel’s obsessive pursuit of its Biblical fantasies involves fomenting a state of chaos in its near neighbourhood and perhaps even beyond.
Let us believe our instincts that Israel finally feels insecure and let us pursue the advantage to solve the Palastine problem. Of course the Chosen People of Zion too are human and they too should be taken care of. Since their population expansion is creating pressure on already gettoised Palastinian people may be the world sjould think of creating another replica of Israel in the desert region of California. Let the US do something at her expenses rather those of Palastine.
Modi’s visit is a historic event for the Israeli military-security industry complex that lurks behind these partly revealed acts of sabotage against neighbourhood nations and an actual catalogue of atrocities on the Palestinians. It sends out a message to the world, that India is now eager to be seen in public embrace of a state that celebrates not just colonial occupation and oppression but also the regular use of violence in contravention of international law against civilians.
You said it sir.
Does the absence of a Palestinian point of contact in this entire three-day visit represent a serious affront? Perhaps not. The president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, by all accounts went back quite happy after he was received in Delhi on a short visit that was high on ceremony but short on substance. Since going back, he has green-flagged Israel in the brutal tightening of the siege of Gaza by declining to pay the electricity bill for the narrow strip’s teeming population of two million from Palestinian Authority resources. The electricity cut, as some observers point out, has escalated Gaza’s humanitarian crisis to possibly a “point of no return”.
At the moment we can oly thank the writer for saying these things that are knwon to all but few say these at the right time.
The broader civil war within the Arab world, eagerly promoted as part of Israeli strategic ambitions, has clearly impinged deeply on the politics of the Palestinian struggle.
This statement includes the issue that I have been breaking my head to bring to the fore for last decade and more. My fellow Muslims are happy telling me about the latest wonderful Bayan on Ablution and the in-depth book on Topi.
The abject and unfortunate Abbas derived little benefit from his betrayal of Gaza. Israel has just announced one of the largest expansions of illegal Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, dwarfing all the land-thefts done over a half-century of occupation.
Unfortunately Mahmood Abbas is no Yasser Arafat.
Following an armed encounter between militants and occupying forces in the old city of Jerusalem on June 19, Israel tightened its blockade of the West Bank, immediately revoking permits for Palestinians to travel into Israel to visit relatives during the Ramzan month of prayer and fasting. In a Facebook post, Major General Yoav Mordecai, who bears the title of “Coordinator for Government Activities in the Territories” in the Israel Defence Force (IDF) directly put the blame on Abbas’s political faction Fatah: “Three bastards who undertook this cowardly terror attack received praise from Fatah who falsely claimed they were innocent. This is incitement to terror”.
The surprising thing in this rhetoric is why they bother at all to explain their side. They always did what they wanted and wished and if they were in a generous mood they informed us.
The venomous rhetoric against Palestinians, always part of the mainstream discourse in Israel, has long been recognised as expression of deeply embedded racism. To cite a similar locution from a time when the pretence of a peace process was still being sustained, Lieutenant-General Moshe Yaalon, then the chief of staff of the IDF, spoke in 2003 of the Palestinians as an existential threat to Israel, like a cancer requiring chemotherapy.
We must still be thankful to God that we know at least part of the thought process that operates behind Israeli actions.
The “demographic problem” is what it is called in Israeli political discourse, an almost obsessive concern since the Zionist state was founded. Israeli strategy was typically framed around the necessity of large-scale population transfers (otherwise known as “ethnic cleansing”) to firmly establish the Jewish identity of the land. When that proved impractical, unilateral separation was dreamed up. In the spaces between these two, a “two-state solution” has occasionally been conceded as a possibility, always in a manner to be determined at Israel’s discretion. David Bar-Illan, an adviser to Netanyahu in 2008 summed it up: Israel would choose what to give the Palestinians. They could call it a state or even “fried chicken”.
The British and the world created a Zionist state in palstine at the expense of the Palastine people. Israel has since been expanding while more and more Plastinians are being squeezed into smaller and smaller space. Palastinians have been protesting about it and everytime the UN tried to do something about it the despicable US used her veto.
The peace that Israel has to offer Palestine is basically a choice between apartheid regimes of varying severities.
Substantively, India’s relationship with Israel has been conducted under the shroud of national security, immune to public scrutiny and accountability. Credible stories have appeared in the Indian media that India has been shopping for surveillance systems to be deployed along its most sensitive borders, which would link into automatically triggered guns to stop any breaches. This would be similar to the weapon systems deployed by Israel along the apartheid wall that snakes through much of the West Bank, which kill indiscriminately, not sparing children who stray out of the narrow confines in which they are confined by the Israeli occupation.
Two unscrupulous parties partying together.
The real danger of India’s burgeoning relationship with Israel is that Israeli equipment perhaps comes bundled with its doctrines and are designed for use against an occupied people and neighbours whose territorial integrity Israel has repeatedly violated with absolute impunity. These are a world removed from India’s security challenges and could end up compromising its interests.
I wish the author had focussed on this point. Perhaps he will soon do so.