• Benjamin Netanyahu, truth’s most important ally.
By Ronald L. Ray —
The Jewish year 5775 has not started off well for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The explosive, mendacious leader of the sociopathic Zionist occupation government in Palestine took a direct hit from Israel’s daily newspaper Ha’aretz on October 3, and it’s been downhill ever since. Israel’s genocidal atrocities in Gaza this past summer and the Zionist extremist government’s insistence on building another 2,610 illegal Jewish dwellings in Arab East Jerusalem—after destroying people’s homes and businesses, of course—have even friends of Israel disturbed. The Ha’aretz editorial’s subheading, “The PM’s masks are being torn off, and the world is losing patience in the face of Israel’s policy of deception,” indicate the brutal truth about Israel is advancing, and that is a sign of hope for more rational international relations.
AMERICAN FREE PRESS has frequently covered the murderous treatment of Palestinians by Israel. Far from any true commitment to a two-state solution to the Zionist occupation, Netanyahu’s announcement to build a huge number of new illegal dwellings for Israelis in Palestinian territory—in East Jerusalem of all places—proves, says Ha’aretz, that the “goal is to prevent any possibility of dividing Jerusalem—nobody can seriously believe any longer that Netanyahu wants to resolve the conflict.” Indeed, one could hardly imagine a more warlike act: striking at the heart of the Palestinian homeland. Many believe such aggressive actions could well lead to a third defensive Intifada, just the excuse Israel seeks for entirely annihilating the native population.
While much of what President Barack Hussein Obama does is as destructive to society as the Israelis’ mayhem in the Middle East, this newspaper gives him credit for resisting Zionist bullying and defending the beleaguered Palestinians.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest severely condemned the planned illegal dwellings, asserting they would “poison the atmosphere” and “call into question Israel’s commitment to a peaceful negotiated settlement.” Even United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon blasted “Bibi” for “having wars that sow such immense death and destruction every few years,” reported Ha’aretz on October 2.
Increasingly, even members of “the tribe” are leaving the Zionist reservation. The Atlantic published Jeffrey Goldberg’s story on October 28, which declared in blistering detail the “red-hot anger” of the Obama administration over Israel’s constant double-dealing. An anonymous senior Obama administration official summed it up with a single word, calling Netanyahu a “chickenshit.”
Signaling the deep level of exasperation with the pompous prime minister’s psychotic behavior, the article suggested that a post-election Obama may leave Israel to twist in the wind at last by, among other things, laying before the world a detailed peace proposal for Palestine, based on the 1967 borders. The White House has already stated that continued Israeli settlement-building would “distance Israel from even its closest allies.”
Patience with Israelis’ paranoid “self-defense” justifications for annihilating another race have worn out. Likewise for the pathetic claim of Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett that Israel is the “vanguard of the free world against the Islamist terrorism by ISIS, Hezbollah, Hamas and Iran,” although one would be hard pressed to find any Israelis fighting and dying in the Middle East to protect American or European interests. Netanyahu is so bereft of rational solutions that he has taken to repeating defiantly the same tired phrases about “security” like a mantra.
A recent Google consumer survey also revealed some surprisingly good news. A wide majority of Americans (60.7%) believes the United States provides too much aid to Israel. Fully a third say it is “much too much.” The “sleeping giant” awakes; nevertheless, Obama has asked for more handouts to Israel than any American president.
And if you thought that U.S. dollars for Israel are illegal, you’re right. The Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy has brought a lawsuit in U.S. district court, seeking to compel the federal government’s release of a 1987 Department of Defense study of how “American branches of Israeli charitable and educational institutes fund secret nuclear weapons research and development programs.” The case is part of an effort demanding enforcement of the Symington and Glenn amendments to the 1961 Foreign Assistance Act, which prohibit U.S. foreign aid for rogue nuclear weapons states, like Israel, which have not signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Israel’s violent and abusive behavior towards both friend and foe is finally mainstream news, meaning the opportunity is at hand for real U.S. policy changes which isolate Israel—the “wife beater” among nations. But no hardened abuser ever gives up his destructive behavior without a fight, so be prepared for Netanyahu & Co. to become even more irrational in the interim.
Ronald L. Ray is a freelance author and an assistant editor of THE BARNES REVIEW. He is a descendant of several patriots of the American War for Independence.