President George Washington warned America of developing a “Passionate Attachment” to a foreign nation whose interest may surpass our national interest. Similarly both President Jefferson and President Madison warned of “foreign entanglements” and the influence of a “faction” respectively whose power will undermine America’s security and prosperity.
Today this nation is Israel. Today this faction is Israel’s Lobby, mainly the feared AIPAC (American Israeli Public Affairs Committee), an admitted Israeli lobbying group that the Department of Justice is paralyzed to force it to register a foreign agent.
No Americans possess the honor, courage, credibility, bearing hardships and sacrificing life and limb as America’s soldiers and Veterans who uniquely have the knowledge that war is hell, but willingly accept that liberty and freedom from all foes from abroad or within is the highest calling to defend this nation.
Honorable Veterans, you are America’s pride with vast support in this country. It must be you that rallies this nation to once against fight for America’s Independence from Israel’s power. You, along with all of us who will follow your leadership, must, must, must reclaim our government, the White House and the subservient Congress, from the tentacles of Israel that reach deep into our Treasury, Pentagon, State Department, and Commerce Department, and our Federal Reserve.
The Revolutionary War won American Independence from the most powerful colonial power in the world at the time. Today, America’s Independence is once again jeopardized by a second more insidious colonial power-Israel.
Without the United States immediate recognition of a unilaterally declared State of Israel in 1948 there would be no Israel. Without America’s enormous military aid of the latest weapons, technology, and satellite spying; without America’s tax dollar grants to Israel of close to $2 Trillion; without America’s constant Vetoes in the United Nations of Security Council Resolutions simply condemning and urging Israel to comply with International and Humanitarian Law; without American Presidents and the subservient Congress support and protection of Israel’s wars and atrocities as “self defense”; without America’s media attacking, smearing, and ruining the lives of any American who dares speak out against Israel’s control of our foreign policy; and most importantly, without the American people’s ignorance, disinterest, disconnect, and apathy toward our governmental domestic and foreign policies-there would be no ISRAEL.
While Jewish Americans constitute <2% of the U.S. Population, a small minority of them have disproportionate ownership, presence and tentacles throughout the government (Senate alone has 13 Jewish Senators with not one African American senator), in Wall Street Banks and Financial Institutions, major media corporations, Hollywood, and Academia.
Such “Jewish Power”, the title of a book by Jewish journalist J. J. Goldberg, is solely used for Israel’s benefit and interest and not America’s national interest.
“I am concerned for the security of our great nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.”
–General Douglas MacArthur
This is not an Anti-Jewish rant (Anti-Semitic is a misnomer since Semitic refers to Semitic languages like Arabic, Hebrew, Akkadian, Assyrian, Babylonian etc.; and not to any ethnicity or faith) but a factual statement that is easily verifiable. Thus factually Arabs are Semites no Jews.
Let us view Quotes by prominent American politicians over several decades on the power and detriment of Israel to America’s national interests, honor, foreign policy, and international credibility.
Truman’s Ambassador Mark Etheridge to the Lausanne Conference to get Israel to accept two U.N. Resolutions: `181 (Partition of Palestine) and 194 (Right of Return of Palestinian Refugees to their homeland): From the conference he wrote President Truman.
“”Since we gave Israel birth we are blamed for her belligerence and her arrogance and for the cold-bloodedness of her attitude toward refugees…what I can see is an abortion of justice and humanity to what I do not want to be a midwife… Israel must accept responsibility….her attitude toward refugees is morally reprehensible….Her position as conqueror demanding more does not make for peace.”
–Quote from former Time Magazine’s Jerusalem Correspondent Donald Neff’s book, “Fifty Years of Israel”, p.79
“I am aware how almost impossible it is in this country to carry out a foreign policy [in the Middle East] not approved by the Jews….. terrific control the Jews have over the news media and the barrage the Jews have built up on congressmen …. I am very much concerned over the fact that the Jewish influence here is completely dominating the scene and making it almost impossible to get congress to do anything they don’t approve of. The Israeli embassy is practically dictating to the congress through influential Jewish people in the country”
–Secretary of State John Foster Dulles in February, 1957 quoted on p.99 of “Fallen Pillars” by Donald Neff
“The Israelis control the policy in the congress and the senate … somewhere around 80 percent of the senate of the United States is completely in support of Israel – of anything Israel wants”
– Senator William Fulbright, Chairman Senate Foreign Relations Committee, October 7, 1973 on CBS’ “Face the Nation”.
“You can’t have an Israel policy other than what A.I.P.A.C. gives you around here,” Hollings said. “I have followed them mostly in the main, but I have also resisted signing certain letters from time to time, to give the poor president a chance.”
–Senator Ernest Hollings (D-SC), Speech on Senate Floor, May 20, 2004 (prior to his retirement after serving 39 years in the Senate)
“I do not believe the National Intelligence Council could function effectively while its chair was under constant attack by unscrupulous people with a passionate attachment to the views of a political faction in a foreign country (Israel)…. The libels on me and their easily traceable email trails show conclusively that there is a powerful lobby determined to prevent any view other than its own from being aired, still less to factor in American understanding of trends and events in the Middle East. The tactics of the Israel Lobby plumb the depths of dishonor and indecency and include character assassination, selective misquotation, the willful distortion of the record, the fabrication of falsehoods, and an utter disregard for the truth. The aim of this Lobby is control of the policy process through the exercise of a veto over the appointment of people who dispute the wisdom of its views, the substitution of political correctness for analysis, and the exclusion of any and all options for decision by Americans and our government other than those that it favors.”
–Ambassador Chas Freeman’s Letter in the Washington Times, March 11, 2009 on the Israeli Lobby’s and Jewish American attacks on him forcing him to withdraw from his appointment by President Obama to Chair the National Intelligence Council.
Ambassador Freeman is only one of many Americans attacked by Israel’s Lobby forcing many to resign, withdraw, or be defeated in political elections or appointments. The same holds true in the media (Helen Thomas, Rick Sanchez, Octavia Nasr), and Academia (Professors Ilan Pappe (Israeli) and Norman Finkelstein (Jewish American).
While our Constitution and Bill of Rights guarantees Americans the rights of free speech, when it comes to Israel, this right is sacrificed to Jewish influence, money, and media control.
Several prominent Jewish Americans have dual American-Israeli citizenship which begs the question where does their allegiance lie. Among them is Rahm Emmanuel, son of an Israeli terrorist, and who until recently was President Obama’s Chief of Staff.
Around the world Israel is seen as a pariah for its theft of Palestine by war, violence, and terrorism; for its ethnic cleansing of 750,000 Palestinians and destruction of 450 Palestinian Muslim and Christian villages, and its wars of occupation that now militarily rules over 3.5 million Palestinians, 1.5 million of them in Gaza totally besieged by Israel now for 4 years.
Israel’s racist attitudes against Palestinian Christians and Muslims have been repeatedly documented by the Israeli press. Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the head of the Shas Party, Israel’s largest religious party with 5 members in Netanyahu’s cabinet voiced such racism against all Gentiles.
“Goyim (Non Jews) were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world – only to serve the People of Israel,” Jerusalem Post: 10/18/2010
This includes you, Honorable Veterans, and all Americans who for decades have paid and died for Israel.
In 2003 a Eurobarometer Poll of Europeans in 15 nations showed that the majority of Europeans, 59%, believe Israel is the greatest threat to world peace; not North Korea nor Iran.
While Israel’s only “friend” is America it continuously slaps and insults America’s Presidents and people without a simple whimper of a response from this superpower.
“Our American friends offer us money, arms, and advice. We take the money, we take the arms, and we decline the advice.” –Moshe Dayan (Iron Wall, p. 316)
No greater example of Israel’s power upon our government than its deliberate murderous attack on the USS Liberty on June 8, 1967 that killed 34 Americans and wounded 171. The ship called for naval help but the White House denied the call and instead covered up this attack to protect Israel. Congress has refused to investigate this attack for similar reasons. Thus our own government covers up Israel’s murders of our military and civilian citizens for Israel’s sake.
Our Government would rather fight Israel’s wars than have the courage to fight Israel’s power.
Americans are paying dearly by the hundreds of billions to Israel during a time our national and budget deficits are in the trillions of dollars;, while our citizens are homeless, hungry, without health insurance, jobless, with dilapidated schools, roads, bridges, and transportation system.
President George W. Bush on July 29, 2007 proposed $30 Billion of military aid to Israel. To pay for that just two days later he VETOED the same amount, $30 Billion, to expand the Children’s Health Insurance program, SCHP.
The health and welfare of America’s Veterans, families, children, and the elderly are sacrificed to our government’s priority of paying Israel, the very nation that takes our money, our weapons, then kicks us in the face
This should outrage every American, but who will provide the leadership to lead us into battle to reclaim our nation and our government?
You, Honorable Veterans. You must lead us to free this land of the brave and home of the free.
Our Dear Veterans, will you be silent and stand on the sidelines or will you do everything in your power to free America from its Albatross-Israel. Will you allow our beloved nation to be shackled and owned by a foreign power? Can we afford to pay hundreds of billions of tax dollars to a nation that occupies the land and lives of an innocent population? While Congress fights over unemployment insurance there is massive bipartisan support to meet Israel’s demands, or else.
Disagree with Israel and the Pro-Israel media will smear, attack, and dress you down as an “Anti-Semite”; “Holocaust Denier”; “Jew Hater”; or “Genocidal Liar”. Just ask President Jimmy Carter, Nelson Mandela, Former Archbishop Desmund Tutu, Former Irish President Mary Robinson, and many other Jewish, Christians, and Muslim Americans here and abroad.
You will not be alone, America will follow. There are millions of Americans who abhor Israel’s influence, many organizations-ironically the majority are run by Jewish Americans; many churches and clergy, student organizations, and a vast internet and alternative media outlets.
There are 21.9 Million Veterans in the United States.
What if only one percent of Veterans descend on Washington D.C. to demand and reclaim our government to serve Americans, to serve our domestic and international interests, to fund domestic programs for all Americans and not be subservient and cowardly toward a foreign nation-Israel.
Let freedom ring in Washington D.C. that our government is established with “We the People”, and “Not They, the Israeli’s_.
- We shall demand an end to Israel’s foreign aid, an aid that goes to one of the world’s richest nations and constitutes about a third of all our foreign aid. An aid that subsidizes Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinians and the construction of illegal settlements.
- We shall demand an end to all military, technology, and satellite spying aid to Israel.
- We shall demand an end to all Vetoes in all International bodies to protect Israel.
- We shall demand an end to its illegal occupation of Palestinian lands and the establishment of a Palestinian State along the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as a capital for Christians and Muslims. The world has been silent as Christians have been ethnically cleansed from the Holy Land. Christians constituted 29% of Palestine in 1948; today they are only 2% due to Israel’s policies.
Israeli Jews are working diligently to destroy Islam’s Holy Mosque in Jerusalem, how long before they destroy the Church of the Holy Sepulcher?
As Abraham Lincoln said: “Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves”. (April 6, 1859)
- We shall demand the destruction of the Apartheid Wall that has stolen more Palestinian Land and separated Palestinian families and farmers from their fields.
- We shall demand an end to all Congressional Resolutions supportive of Israel.
- We shall demand that AIPAC register as a Foreign Lobbying Agent and thus come under the scrutiny of the Department of Justice.
- We shall demand “no more wars for Israel” in the Arab and Muslim world. Our dollars and youth are more precious than any relationship with a nation that has defied the world yet demands the world submit to its demands.
Let the politicians be warned–do this-or You’re Fired.
Honorable Veterans, this is the biggest challenge facing our nation at a time of huge deficits, unemployment, home foreclosures, and a shameful neglect of the health and housing for our Veterans. It is much easier to fight an actual war than to fight this hidden cancer in our national institutions.
Time and Justice is on our side.
Let us be Silent No More.
“All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing.”
–Edmund Burke, British statesman and philosopher
* Mohamed Khodr is a political activist who frequently writes on the plight of Palestinians living under the brutal occupation of Israel, U.S. Foreign Policy, Islam, and Arab politics.