A third Palestinian uprising is simmering slowly, fuelled by the denigrating policies of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. It is only a matter of time before the Palestinian street takes matters into its own hands and starts managing relations between occupied and occupier itself.
Jamal Kanj highlights recent scientific research which proves that in 1948 “the children of the original Jews” – the Palestinians – were replaced by 8th century converts with no roots in the Middle East.
Regardless of the conqueror, Syria – even if it remains united – will emerge as a devastated nation that relies on international benefactors to rebuild its infrastructure and economy. To Israel’s delight, the outcome of the conflict will leave the US and Russia, after the people of Syria, as the biggest strategic losers.
Jamal Kanj argues that Israel’s destruction of the “two-state” solution through its ever-accelerating Jewish squatters programme means that the binational, single-state option should become part of a new strategy for genuine peace.
Can you imagine two American politician race to do a “one-upsmanship on who is more pro-China?” Of course you can’t because this will never happen. But why is it OK if politicians are pro-Israel? Have the Americans lost their minds? How do they allow Israel Firster’s so called American politicians and policy makers to declare their loyalty to a foreign state and can be counted on to put interests of Israel in front of America’s?
Ironically, patriot Americans are shoved aside by the Jewish lobby’s “thought police” while individuals with dual Israeli citizenship or ex-Israeli soldiers or even suspected spies were appointed unchallenged to the highest offices in US administrations.
According to Israeli human rights groups, there was a portentous increase in religious hate crimes directed towards historical Christian monasteries, churches and graveyards in 2012.
This Christmas, new Israeli Herods abetted by Western powers are driving Christians from their land and transforming native churches into Israeli tourist attractions and grand “archaeological sites” like the Pyramids, detached from their aboriginal traditions.
The US’ fruitless opposition for Palestine’s membership will go down in the annals of history – along with the ill-treatment of native Americans and slavery – as one of the most abominable and darkest eras in American history.
What Gaza needs are deeds to compel Western powers to come to their senses and stop defending Israel’s malevolent policies, not rhetoric, speeches and feel-good visits to Gaza.
The major bankrollers on both sides of the US election share one thing in common – a special affinity to Israel.
This ensures that irrespective of the victor, an Israel-first financier will have special access to the resident of the White House.
To the chagrin of Israeli leaders, the US military might have derailed, for now, another world disaster, fearing the cost of war in protracted conflict.
The Palestinian leadership must stop deluding itself. The peculiar US policy in the Middle East is dictated by a small number of Israeli “firsters”.
US media reporting is incomplete, misleading and biased. Americans and Israelis are considered actual people, while others are “collateral damage” statistics.
Jamal Kanj argues that Mitt Romney’s gaffes, lack of ingenuity and transparency, and over-reliance on advisers are the traits of “a man who poses a dangerous threat to America and world peace”.