Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on Friday, May 31, 2019, on the occasion of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) International Day.
The key point in this project was the existence of the State of Israel, its strengthening and rooting, the normalization of its existence with the countries of the region, so that Israel becomes the (dominant) Axis: the Axis of politics, security, economy, etc.
And that means, in return, the liquidation of the Palestinian cause, which it had to be terminated once and for all.
Any (palestinian) claim on Al-Quds (Jerusalem), the lands of 1948, the West Bank or the Gaza Strip, or on (the return of the) Palestinian refugees in the diaspora, or on an independent Palestinian State, regardless of its extent, had to cease definitively and get out of all calculations and all considerations.
This has always been the (American-Zionist) goal. And they relied on the passage of time (and peoples’ despondency and forgetfulness).*
The involvement of Israel’s national intelligence agency Mossad in initiatives against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been exposed by a Freedom of Information request.
The request was made by Israeli advocacy organisation Hatzlaha to all ministers, deputy ministers and ministry directors-general, in doing so making the diary schedules of Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan – who has spearheaded Israel’s de-facto war against BDS – publicly available.
The diaries revealed that last year Erdan met with head of Mossad Yossi Cohen about “the struggle against the boycott”. Although rumors that Mossad has assisted the state in its anti-BDS activities have circulated in the past, today’s disclosure presents further evidence of the intelligence agency’s involvement.
A statement issued by Erdan’s office said that “[he] met during the last term with the heads of the security services to brief them on the ministry’s activities related to the fight against the delegitimization and boycott [BDS] campaign,” stressing the meeting only constituted “a review” of the ministry’s efforts.
However, sources familiar with the activities of the Strategic Affairs Ministry told Haaretz that “the ministry indeed cooperates with the Mossad”.
The diaries also showed that Erdan met with other high-profile security officials last year, including National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat, as well as representatives of global Jewish organisations such as the American Jewish Committee, B’nai B’rith and the American Jewish Congress.
Below: Likud Cabinet Minister Gilad Erdan declares Florida gov. Rick Scott a friend of Israel after he facilitated Orlando false flag. Erdan says that G4s will pay the price for boycotting Israel, next sentence declares Florida gov. Rick Scott a friend of Israel who is helping Israel with the fight against their enemies. RE: “News that a G4S employee was the gunman who killed 50 people at a packed gay nightclub in Florida wiped almost $282.80 million off the value of the world’s largest security firm.”
Also included on the schedule were “many meetings” linked to the establishment of “Concert”, a private but partly government-controlled company designed to “covertly advance ‘mass awareness activities’ as part of ‘the struggle against the campaign to delegitimize’ Israel”.
The company has received 128 million shekels ($36 million) in funding from the Israeli government, matching the same amount in private contributions from pro-Israel organisations and individual donors.
The announcement comes just two days after it was revealed that Erdan’s Strategic Affairs Ministry forced 30 fundraising accounts associated with BDS to close in the past two years.
The ministry announced that it had forced the closure of ten US-based fundraising accounts and a further 20 in Europe, by directing pro-Israel activists to report the accounts to their host platforms PayPal and DonorBox.
Among those organisations targeted by the shut downs were the BDS National Committee – the movement’s Ramallah-based arm – as well as human rights organisation Al-Haq and UK-based charity Interpal.
Infamous legal advocacy group Shurat HaDin – which regularly fights court battles on Israel’s behalf – was closely involved in pushing for the closures.
In December, the same group filed a complaint to DonorBox requesting that BDS’ fundraising account be shut down, prompting the movement’s founder, Omar Barghouti, to label the group “a repressive organisation with clear connections to the far-right Israeli government” that is “engaging in McCarthyite tactics”.
Shurat HaDin is known to have links with Mossad. In 2017 Shurat HaDin head Nitsana Darshan-Leitner released a book titled “Harpoon”, after the codename of the Mossad finance-tracking unit she worked with.
Darshan-Leitner revealed how, after Shurat HaDin began to gain traction by suing Palestinians for the Second Intifada, she was invited to Mossad headquarters for a consultation.
After she explained Shurat HaDin’s process, Mossad’s response, Darshan-Leitner claimed, was “what do we have to do to file more lawsuits? What do you need?” This then “evolved into regular briefings, held in quiet cafes, where she would get tip-offs” to assist her work.
We should not forget that according to respected journalist Seymour Hersh (The Samson Option), Israel threatened to exercise its nuclear option during the 1973 war (which Egypt and Syria confined entirely to their own sovereign lands under belligerent/illegal/brutal occupation by Israel) unless then US President Nixon replaced all the weaponry it had lost to Egyptian forces in the Sinai. Fearing that Israel would resort to nuclear weapons, Nixon complied and ordered a massive airlift of armaments to Israel – nuclear blackmail.
Watch Miko Peled: Israel needs Iran as a tool to divert focus away from the war crimes it is committing against the Palestinians pic.twitter.com/TSXeMWSGfP
“The Iran issue is placing the Jewish community in America on the wrong side of an issue in which they should have no part. Israel and the US are colluding to hide Israel’s crimes against the Palestinians and Iran is the smoke screen. Never mind that 74 million Iranians who hurt no one and attacked no one need to live in fear of an impending attack and suffer deprivations from sanctions imposed on them for no good reason.
The notion of an Iranian threat is as absurd as the threat of Iraq’s WMD. Going along with Israel’s madness and placing Iran and Iranians in this predicament is shortsighted. For the American Jewish community this shortsightedness may come at a heavy price.”- Miko Peled
I have a book I bought some years ago titled “The Neo-con Reader” by Bill Kristol, the “godfather” of the Neo-con movement. Other contributors are Condoleeza Rice, Henry Kissinger, Max Boot, Tony Blair, Margaret Thatcher, and some others I don’t know. They all say the same thing in their own words.
Jeane Kirkpatrick, the godmother of the neoconservative movement
Kirkpatrick appeared on PBS’s Newshour and praised the president for presenting an “effective and clear explanation of the US case…against Iraq.”
At the time of purchasing the book, the neo-cons were all the rave and I wanted to know what it meant. What is their ideology. What were their plans. It was just after 9/11 I began to read about everything.
At the time I read the Neocon Reader I was a blank slate. But I’ve had enough time to see how it all has unfolded and the Neocon narrative destroys itself. Time, attention to the issues.
If the Neocon narrative has anything to go on, why do they have to consistently lie? They have one agenda with no morals or rule of law and they know the people need humanitarian reasons to accept war. We need to believe we’re within the law, doing good for the world. So they invent them. USAID, interventions for democracy blah blah blah.
They are a fifth columnist fascist organization with an agenda, agents for Israel (most of them are Jewish pro-Israel) with the Zionist agenda of taking full advantage of being the world superpower, staging a policy coup via the 9/11 ‘New pearl Harbor’.
Keeping us silly people distracted debating issues like gender identity, gay rights etal. DUMBING US DOWN.
I found John Bolton’s thesis online so I can post excerpts.
President Bush believes it is critical not to underestimate the threat from terrorist groups and rogue states intent on obtaining weapons of mass destruction.
As he said on the six-month anniversary of the attacks, “Every nation in our coalition must take seriously the growing threat of terror on a catastrophic scale–terror armed with biological, chemical, or nuclear weapons.”
We must not doubt for a moment the possible catastrophic consequences of terrorists or their rogue state sponsors who are willing to use disease as a weapon to spread chemical agents to inflict pain and death, or to send suicide-bound adherents armed with radiological weapons on missions of mass murder.
Every nation must commit itself to preventing the acquisition of such weapons by state sponsors of terrorism or terrorist groups. As President Bush said:
Our lives, our way of life, and our every hope for the world depend on a single commitment: The authors of mass murder must be defeated, and never allowed to gain or use the weapons of mass destruction.
Secretary Powell said in his Senate testimony April 24,
There are terrorists in the world who would like nothing better than to get their hands on and use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons.
So there is a definite link between terrorism and WMD. Not to recognize that link would be foolhardy to the extreme.
Multilateral agreements are important to our nonproliferation arsenal. This Administration strongly supports treaties such as the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), the Chemical Weapons Convention, and the Biological Weapons Convention.
But in order to be effective and provide the assurances they are designed to bring, they must be carefully and universally adhered to by all signatories.
Therefore, strict compliance with existing treaties remains a major goal of our arms control policy.
U.S., Iran, Israel. Which one has NOT signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty?
While the vast majority of the BWC’s parties have conscientiously met their commitments, the United States is extremely concerned that several states are conducting offensive biological weapons programs while publicly avowing compliance with the agreement.
To expose some of these violators to the international community, last November, I named publicly several states the U.S. government knows to be producing biological warfare agents in violation of the BWC.
Foremost is Iraq.
Next is North Korea.
Then comes Iran.
Beyond the axis of evil, there are other rogue states intent on acquiring weapons of mass destruction–particularly biological weapons. Given our vulnerability to attack from biological agents, as evidenced recently in the anthrax releases, it is important to carefully assess and respond to potential proliferators.
[Admin: As early as October there were indications that the anthrax attacks would be used as a pretext for the 2003 invasion of Iraq. On an October 18 appearance on the David Letterman Show, Senator John McCain stated: “There is some indication, and I don’t have the conclusions, but some of this anthrax may — and I emphasize may — have come from Iraq.” Then-ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross began circulating a story linking the anthrax to Iraq through the alleged additive bentonite]
Libya: Libya must honor the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions relating to the resolution of Pan Am 103, arguably the worst air terrorist disaster prior to September 11. Libya has yet to comply fully with these resolutions, which include accepting responsibility and paying compensation. It is past time that Libya did this.
And so I close with four fundamental conclusions. First, that global terrorism has changed the nature of the threat we face
Keeping WMD out of terrorist hands must be a core element of our nonproliferation strategy.
Second, the Administration supports an international dialogue on weapons of mass destruction and encourages countries to educate their publics on the WMD threat. We must not shy away from truth telling.
Third, the Administration will not assume that because a country’s formal subscription to UN counterterrorism conventions or its membership in multilateral regimes necessarily constitutes an accurate reading of its intentions. We call on Libya, Cuba, and Syria to live up to the agreements they have signed.
We will watch closely their actions, not simply listen to their words. Working with our allies, we will expose those countries that do not live up to their commitments.
Finally, the United States will continue to exercise strong leadership in multilateral forums and will take whatever steps are necessary to protect and defend our
interests and eliminate the terrorist threat.
WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 13: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks from the State Department briefing room on June 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. Pompeo said, “It is the assessment of the U.S. government that Iran is responsible for today’s attacks in the Gulf of Oman. These attacks are a threat to international peace and security, a blatant assault on the freedom of navigation, and an unacceptable escalation of tension by Iran.” (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
The Honorable John R. Bolton is Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.*
A Washington DC non-profit group is suing the US government challenging its authority to provide Israel with foreign aid, arguing that its status – a nuclear power which didn’t sign the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty – means that aiding it contravenes US law.
“This lawsuit is not about foreign policy. It is about the rule of law, presidential power, the structural limits of the U.S. Constitution, and the right of the public to understand the functions of government and informed petition of the government for redress,” stated the complaint filed By Grant F. Smith, Director of the Institute for Research: Middle East Policy (IRmep).
The lawsuit filed last week in DC federal district court names President Barack Obama, the CIA director and secretaries of Commerce, Defense, Energy, State and Treasury as defendants.
The complaint challenges the authority of the president and federal agencies to deliver foreign aid to Israel, as it is non-signatory to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) with a nuclear weapons programs.
Chaim Bleicher of the right-wing legal aid organization Honenu, who is representing the child’s family, said several Palestinian laborers were present during the rape and provided assistance to the defendant, but this was not noted in the indictment.
“This is an incredibly shocking, cruel case,” Bleicher said, allegedly involving “an act of pure hate by a group of sickos who acted against all human values because this is a Jewish girl.”
Police began investigating only six days after she was examined at the Maccabi HMO, when her parents filed a complaint.
Maccabi declined to comment on whether it had reported the rape complaint to the municipal welfare department, which it can legally do. But the municipality denied receiving any report of the incident from Maccabi.
The girl was examined on April 10 at the Maccabi clinic in the West Bank settlement where she lives. During that visit, the mother said the girl was raped five days earlier. But the police complaint was filed only on April 16, after the parents consulted their rabbis.
The Maccabi doctor who examined the girl didn’t find unequivocal evidence of sexual assault, but she wasn’t a forensic medicine specialist.
Oops, busted! American Jewish holocaust director steps in while filming and he was unaware.
A forensic specialist could have determined with greater certainty whether an assault took place.
Though the parents said the rape occurred on April 5, the indictment dated it merely to sometime “between February and April.” The uncertainty is because the girl said it happened around the time of a holiday, but named various holidays when asked which one.
Even before the girl identified Qatusa as her assailant, her parents had named him as a suspect.
Police said the girl identified him “spontaneously,” but sources involved in the investigation said her parents’ behavior could have influenced her testimony.
It’s not clear why they suspected Qatusa. He was not the school’s only Palestinian employee.
Israel lying about stabbing attacks by Palestinians. An old man was trying to cross the checkpoint and they (Israeli forces) just shot him dead,” while “nobody mentioned that he had a knife or approached a soldier for any attack”.
Israeli forces have arrested a 15-year-old girl over an alleged attempt by her to stab an Israeli soldier in the West Bank checkpoint. Do they look at risk by a single little girl with a knife?
This is what a checkpoint looks like. What lone person is going to attempt to stab them?
According to the sources, the mother told police that after she learned of the rape from her daughter, she viewed footage from the school’s security cameras and accused Qatusa to the school’s staff. The father also told police he had conducted his own investigation and concluded that Qatusa was the guilty party.
The mother said her daughter also described a second sexual assault by Qatusa, in which he took her to a synagogue near the school and assaulted her in the bathroom.
But police couldn’t verify that story, and investigators questioned whether Qatusa would really have taken her to the synagogue, since the path passes by a public area that’s usually full of people.
The police examination of Qatusa’s cell phone found no pedophilia or any other evidence that might connect him to the rape.
Moreover, he provided an alibi for the original date, April 5; that alibi was confirmed by his employers and other residents of the settlement.
Zionists: The Arabs want to throw us into the sea.” Photo: The British throw the Arabs into the sea for “Israel”. We are told everything backwards.
One source involved in the investigation said another suspect was also arrested, but released a few hours later. That suspect was a Palestinian who lives in a nearby village, was in contact with Qatusa, and worked at a different school in the settlement, near the apartment where police think the rape occurred.
No other suspects were questioned, even though police knew a third Palestinian was also working at that apartment, where Qatusa was employed to do renovations.
The sources all said they believe the girl was raped, given her behavior and her testimony. But no hard evidence has been found to connect Qatusa to the crime.
One fact that did bolster the suspicions against him was his changing story about his work. At first, he denied working at private homes. But after being confronted with evidence to the contrary, he admitted it.
Additionally, the girl said there was a picture of flowers in the room where she was raped, and a search of the apartment found a vase over the bed. Police say that bolsters her story.
But senior law enforcement officials criticized the fact that the indictment, which was filed in a military court, included the girl’s statement to a youth investigator that several men held her down during the rape, since no evidence has been found to support it.
They also criticized the police’s failure to make serious efforts to locate these other men.
Law enforcement officials have also been critical of the police’s investigative derelictions, including their failure to have the girl examined by a forensic specialist or to verify some of the claims made by witnesses.
Police are now focused on new information that ostensibly connects Qatusa to another sexual assault on the same girl, according to one source involved in the probe.
He termed this information “mediocre minus,” but said that if verified, it would greatly strengthen the case against Qatusa.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has recognized Palestine as a state by allowing it to join the body as an observing member, a move that drew fire from the Israeli regime.
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano and Palestinian Ambassador to Vienna Salah Abdul Shafi signed an agreement on Tuesday that lets IAEA inspectors carry out safety checks on radioactive materials and fissile nuclear materials, such as uranium, that are stored in Palestine.
Palestine has no nuclear reactors, but there are medical equipment components of nuclear materials in physics departments in some hospitals and universities, according to reports by Israeli media.
Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said the move by the IAEA amounted to a “violation of international conventions.”
“This is another attempt by the Palestinian Authority to join international organizations in order to exploit them for political purposes,” he said.
“Israel does not recognize the attempts of the Palestinian Authority to join such organizations and such institutions as a state, and Israel views this as a violation of international agreements.” (hahaha, Israel has violated every international law, every agreement, Israel does not recognize law except it’s own)
The agreement is expected to stir tensions between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, because in Tel Aviv’s view the territory and borders of a Palestinian state is unclear.
Israel has never signed the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), an international treaty which has been endorsed by most governments in the world with the goal of preventing the spread of nuclear weapons.
Israel has not revealed the size of its nuclear arsenal, even though a new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) the Israeli regime is in possession of approximately 100 atomic warheads.
As a result, Israel only allows the IAEA inspectors to visit a limited number of designated areas across the occupied Palestinian lands with full supervision.
Israel has been operating a nuclear facility outside the southern city of Dimona. Reports suggest that Israel produces fissile materials – highly enriched uranium and plutonium- for nuclear weapons using the reactor, which is off-limits for inspectors.
Israeli media have compared the situation to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s 2011 recognition of Palestine as a member.
Back then, the US pulled its annual funding of the UN organization. The US government is required by a 1990’s law to refrain from funding any UN organization that gives full membership to entities that don’t have “internationally recognized attributes” of statehood, according to Reuters.
The IAEA is an autonomous organization but it still reports to the UN. Data by the Congressional Research Service shows that the US contributed $200 million annually in assessed and voluntary contributions to the IAEA as of 2016.
An IAEA spokesperson told Israeli media that the agreement “does not in any way imply an expression of a position regarding the legal status of any state or territory or its powers or demarcation of its borders.”
The move comes as the administration of US President Donald Trump is preparing to unveil its so-called “Deal of the Century” to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the coming weeks.
The deal, which has already been rejected by Palestinians and many governments in the region and around the world, seeks to do away with Palestine’s right to statehood in exchange for some economic initiatives as well as limited autonomy.
It gets harder and harder to find anything online that counters the Zionist narrative. I’m glad I have my own archive I search and re-post. Miko Peled videos have not been banned on You Tube YET, probably because he is native to occupied Palestine, his father was a general. Israel is sometimes between a rock and a hard place regarding legitimate and revered Jewish persons who ‘tell on’ Israel. But while Israeli youth is waking up, the rest of the world’s youth is finding a media and internet black out on the most critical issue of our time. breaking the silenceis still available as well.
A growing exodus of young Israelis has not only shocked Israel’s far right leadership but has highlighted the growing disillusionment with Zionism among Israel’s younger generation.
As Israeli commentators noted, the trend would encourage the late Israeli leader, Yitzhak Rabin to turn in his grave.
He once described those who fled Israel as a “cascade of wimps” and a “fallout of cowards.”
Ravit Hecht, a columnist with Israel’s oldest daily newspaper, Ha’aretz, has blamed ultranationalists for the exodus, and there may well be substance to her claim.
“Berlin is a lovely city, but it is sucking away all the forces that we desperately need here, especially now,” she wrote.
Of course, it’s not Berlin that’s doing the sucking, but Israel, in a different sense of the word.
The recent outrage in Israel about what has become a developing trend was sparked by what at first seemed an absurd Facebook posting by Asaf Lev, a 25-year-old former Israeli soldier living in Berlin.
On his Facebook page, he posted his grocery list to show how much cheaper the cost of living was in Germany.
One of the food items on his list was “Milky,” a copycat of a German pudding produced in Israel that costs much less in Berlin.
The posting went viral and was taken up by thousands of young Israelis in Germany, many of whom appealed to Israeli youth back home to join them in Berlin where life was cheaper and free of the all the stresses in Israel, including mandated military service.
Within days, social media forums carried the story of the grocery list and highlighted fact as many as 30,000 young Israelis now lived in Berlin.
That figure, however, may be on the low side because large numbers of Israelis arrive in Germany using European and not Israeli passports.
Some studies have concluded Israelis hold 100,000 German passports. A common feature of Israeli life nowadays is more and more people have two passports, often European, Canadian or American.
The other factor driving young people from Israel is the expanding power of its ultranationalists, many of whom have been encouraged to settle in Israel from parts of Asia and Eastern Europe to fill the void left by those who are leaving and to increase the country’s population as it seizes more Palestinian land and builds settlements on it.
Israel is also losing its battle to keep its brightest at home. Many of them see no future in a country whose leadership has become increasingly extreme and isolated from the rest of the world
Anyone who fears G-d should flee from the Zionists as one flees from fire.~Rabbi Yechiel Michel Epstein,
rabbi of Novhardok, Russia (1829-1908)
Zionists pretend that they are just a pitiful people who took for themselves tiny tiny slice of land in the Arab world for refuge and are just trying to live in peace. They INSIST, and will murder anyone who stands in the way. But it didn’t stay in Palestine. Zionism is a cancer that spreads like an evil wildfire and no one can finds the means to stop it. It gathers more and more wicked souls and grows more and more fierce. It dominates the only superpower, the US which makes that tiny tiny slice of land in the Arab world a superpower!
Anti Zionist Rabbi Warns Tunisians against Israeli Occupation of Tunisia
Members of Tunisia’s parliament have called for officials to be held accountable after Israeli media reported that a group of Zionists toured the capital Tunis, passing the street where the co-founder of the Fatah movement Khalil Al-Wizar was gunned down in 1988.
MP Ziad Lakhdar called last week on the People’s Assembly to take responsibility and summon the Tourism Minister René Trabelsi.
Lakhdar said Tunisia has been increasingly exposed to Zionist domination. He continued: “Tunisia’s sovereignty has been taken too lightly and today we are facing a growing Zionist domination over our country and the Arab nation.”
“We have to assume our responsibility as we hold others accountable too. It is absolutely unacceptable to allow spies in, under the pretext of the Jewish pilgrimage to El Ghriba Synagogue.”
Lakhdar added that the visit to the site where Al-Wizar was assassinated as “disgraceful” and parliament must intervene.
MP Samia Abbou, from the Democratic Current party, demanded the People’s Assembly to condemn the recent incidents, saying that such infringements “pave the way for normalization with the Zionist entity.”
“We refuse all forms of public and private normalization. We also reject the government’s silence and complicity with normalization.
Unfortunately, since this minister took office [Trabelsi] we were doomed to face multiple cases of normalization with Zionists.”
Minister of Foreign Affairs Khamis Al–Jahnawi, however, denied the existence of any governmental attempts to normalize relations with the Zionist entity.
While the Ministry of Interior stressed in its statement that no tourists holding Israeli passports entered Tunisia. It added that the Israeli media reports showed a different road to that on which Al-Wizar lives.
Much worried commentary is being written these days about the possibility of a US-led war on Iran.
The truth, of course, is there is already a war on Iran. And it is one that very much serves Israeli interests.
The US government is prosecuting an economic war on Iran while intensifying its military posture against the country, increasing land, sea, and air positions on the basis of unsubstantiated claims that Iran might someday develop nuclear weapons, is the engine of violence in the Middle East, and is likely to initiate attacks against US “interests” or those of its proxies.
Such maneuvers must be understood in the context of the ways that Iran has functioned as an obstacle to US ruling class goals in the Middle East, a view shared by the Israeli ruling class for its own interests.
US and Israeli planners despise Iran principally because it is an independent regional power. It has a strong military and a foreign policy that includes providing material support for armed Palestinian resistance to Israel and for Hizballah’s defense of Lebanon from US-Israeli aggressions, including the joint invasion in 1982 and the US-backed Israeli assault in 2006.
Iran’s support was crucial to help Hizballah resist the US-backed Israeli occupation of the country.
Though in recent years Israel has come close to attacking Iran militarily and suggested in February that the US do so, it appears that for the moment Israel would prefer that the US not bomb or invade Iran because Hizballah would be able to inflict significant damage on Israel in response.
Instead Israel is hoping that Iran will be subjected to enough socioeconomic asphyxiation that its government will be overthrown or it will be subjected to even greater outside control than it was under the nuclear deal – a deal that Iran has abided by and from which the US pulled out last year.
Iran now says that, if sanctions continue to prevent it from profiting from its natural resources, it will also withdraw from the accord.
Weakening Iran, with a view toward regime change, has long been a major Israeli preoccupation, highlighted by such Israeli policies as assassinating Iranian nuclear scientists.
Israel’s attacks on Syria are partly about Iran. The Syrian government has partnered with Iran in arming Palestinians and Hizballah. The Syrian Baath Party has its own history — however uneven — of confronting Israel militarily.
Israel, of course, also remains in occupation of Syria’s Golan Heights – whatever Donald Trump might say – and Israel has deepened its colonization there while arming anti-government groups and carrying out fatal bombings of Iranian and Hizballah targets in the country.
Furthermore, the threats against Iran need to be read against the backdrop of the anti-Iran alliance being forged between the US, Israel and several of the pro-US Middle Eastern dictatorships, notably Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
As Adam Entous of The New Yorker points out, the central ambition of Benjamin Netanyahu’s government has been “to diminish the Palestinian cause as a focus of world attention and to form a coalition with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to combat Iran, which had long supported Hizballah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza.”
The leaders of both the UAE and Saudi Arabia have said that they regard Iran as a problem. And both the Emirates and the Saudis are “working together behind the scenes with Mossad” – Israel’s spy agency – against Iran.
Because the measures being taken against Iran are linked to the Palestinian issue, these machinations must also be seen in the context of the “Ultimate Deal,” the proposal for resolving the Palestinian question being put forth by Trump and his son-and-law and adviser Jared Kushner.
This “peace package” aims to both permanently extinguish Palestinian national aspirations and neutralize Iran.
Making Palestine disappear
Reports suggest that the proposal involves the “enshrining of Israeli control of disputed territory” as well as denying Palestinian claims to sovereignty, the right of Palestinian refugees to return and offering Palestinians only non-contiguous territory.
The plan involves trying to bribe sectors of Palestinian society into accepting it with funds that the US is hoping will largely come from the US-allied governments in the region.
And the UAE and Saudi Arabia, have been pressuring the Palestinian Authority into accepting the ludicrously unfair deal so that the Palestinian issue will disappear and the anti-Iran axis – bringing together the US, Israel and the Gulf states – can be fully consummated.
Another manifestation of this anti-Iran alliance is Israel’s support for the attack on Yemen by a coalition involving the US, Saudi Arabia, the UK, the UAE and Canada – a war that is ostensibly aimed at Iran’s purported Houthi allies and that has left the country suffering the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
And Israeli-manufactured ordnance has been used in the attacks on Yemen.
These sales, alongside the obscene amounts transferred between the US and its Saudi and Israeli clients in weapons deals, underscore that the US-Gulf-Israeli aggression against Iran is not only about politics but also an economic system in which the ruling classes of each country enrich themselves at the expense of the Palestinians and other disenfranchised and exploited peoples.
The prospect of further lucrative ties to Israel no doubt helps explain why the undemocratic governments of the Gulf are racing to, as The Electronic Intifada’s Tamara Nassar puts it, sacrifice the Palestinians for a marriage with Israel — a ceremony at which the US is officiant.
The political and economic assault on Iran, as well as any military attack against it, should one materialize, is not only a war for Iran’s future. It is a war for the entire region.
The endgame is to wear away hope until nothing but acceptance of Israel’s total and complete victory feels possible.
I was a student at An-Najah University in the West Bank in 1999 when I was arrested at an Israeli checkpoint for not having a residency permit.
During the court case that ensued, the Israeli judge told me that when it came to my punishment, I had a choice: prison or the cemetery.
He was not using the word “cemetery” literally. He meant exile to the Gaza Strip, from where I had come. Isreal’s policies, I realized then, were intentionally designed to turn Gaza into a huge, living graveyard, a cemetery.
The 52-year (71, actually) occupation, decade-long siege, and repeated attacks on Gaza are meant to drum this reality into Palestinians in the occupied territories and beyond.
The recent Israeli military escalation in Gaza had the same logic, even if the motivations were different.
While Israel did not diverge in its degree of force or its targets, including civilian women and children, the political machinations behind it were specific to the
Obviously Rothschild Israel is the biggest power on earth because there seems to be no one can stop this.
Netanyahu used the escalation to show his far-right coalition partners his determination and ability to subdue Gaza
Recently re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is looking to form a coalition that will keep him in power until the end of his term.
Netanyahu used the escalation to show his far-right coalition partners his determination and ability to subdue Gaza.
Former defence minister Avigdor Lieberman, after all, resigned in November 2018 in protest against what he claimed was a weak Israeli response to Hamas rocket fire.
Lieberman rejected the truce that Egypt had brokered and demanded a draconian change in policy.
Hence, the recent directives of the Israeli political-military cabinet led by Netanyahu, to intensify strikes against Gaza, are an implied invitation to Lieberman and his bloc to join Likud and its coalition once again.
Everything Israel says (in defense of itself) is a lie.
Divide and rule
Netanyahu’s recent attack on Gaza also involves maintaining a division among Palestinians in the occupied territories, in particular the separation between the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Israel’s periodic attacks on Gaza are designed to weaken and embarrass Hamas, but not dislodge it from power, ensuring that the Fatah-Hamas rivalry remains. *(Isreal uses Gaza as a weapons lab. The others in the West Bank are used for terrorist training, Palestinians are useful for this purpose only)
In the West Bank, Netanyahu is pursuing a policy of steady annexation with US and Arab support.
He also wants to maintain a weak Palestinian Authority (PA) under Fatah that continues security coordination with Israel so that the direct costs of Israel’s occupation are subsidised by foreign donors.
No matter what the Zionists devils do, we will never accept them, and we will fight against them.
Israel’s periodic attacks on Gaza are designed to weaken and embarrass Hamas, but not dislodge it from power, ensuring that the Fatah-Hamas rivalry remains.
Moreover, Netanyahu wants a Palestinian negotiating partner that he can easily dismiss as unwilling to accept peace on Israel’s terms and unable to implement any agreement.
As such, it is in Israel’s interest that Hamas stays in power in Gaza and the PA continues in the West Bank, provided that both parties remain on the brink of an abyss and unable to overcome their predicament.
The hidden hand is not so interested in hiding, since they are certain they’ve got it in the bag. (All of us)
Indeed, Netanyahu declared during the election that he would continue to sustain this division by preventing Gaza from returning to the PA at all costs.
Essentially, he desires a stability through which he can control Palestinian land and people and continue to convince a toothless international community that occupation and violence against Palestinians is necessary for Israeli security.
In this fashion he can achieve his goal of perpetuating the occupation without taking responsibility.
Instead, local powers will bear the blame for the persistent lack of peace, while he devotes himself to expanding normalization with Arab states without the obstacle of the Palestinian cause.
The spirit of defeat
In the long term, Netanyahu aims to engender a spirit of defeat in Palestinians. This will be achieved by wearing Palestinians down in both Gaza and the West Bank through continued excessive force and a multitude of “disciplinary” measures, such as closed borders and checkpoints, segregated roads, home demolitions, collective punishment, and assassinations.
His ideal result: for Palestinians to give up and recognise Israel’s victory, a strategy that American historian Daniel Pipes has dubbed “the victory caucus”.
Israel believes that the key to this victory hinges on the subjugation of Gaza, which is a prelude to the subjugation of the West Bank.
While the fun lasted, huh? Yossi Cohen and Yovel Mor Yosef, who were killed in the shooting attack at Givat Assaf in the West Bank on December 13, 2018.
Hamas’s Ismail Haniya with Palestinian Fatah delegation chief Azzam al-Ahmad during a reconciliation meeting in Gaza (AFP)
Israel’s goal is to uproot Gaza from its national context and isolate it in particularly dire living conditions, thereby subjugating the people of the besieged enclave while also communicating to Palestinians everywhere that struggle and resistance are futile.
Israel is a terrorist entity created and support by top of the food chain.
Furthermore, if Israel can subjugate Gaza with little or no international criticism, especially from the US, then it can do the same in the West Bank.
In the West Bank, the right-wing settler movement is essential to the success of this strategy.
The settlers believe Israel has a historical and religious right to the occupied territory, despite generations of Palestinians living on that land, and they have support from the Trump administration.
A genuine reconciliation
All the while, the UN promotes compensatory discourse, such as UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov’s constant warnings against Gaza’s worsening situation.
Such discourse implicitly shows the UN’s failure to counter Israeli policies and practices, as well as a renunciation of international responsibility to recognize and advocate for Palestinian rights.
The BBC’s sophisticated distortion of Palestinian protest and Israeli power
The recent escalation, like all previous ones, was subdued, but the calm will not last. Netanyahu will rekindle the Gaza front whenever his policies require it, whether to preserve his government coalition or perpetuate division between the West Bank and Gaza in the event of a potential Palestinian rapprochement.
Challenging this cycle of violence and death requires genuine Palestinian reconciliation that empowers the Palestinian people and reinforces their existence on their land.
This should involve all factions coming together to draft a national agenda capable of defying the occupation and resisting Israel’s attempts to oppress and subdue Palestinians.
The agenda should express the demand for the right to a decent life – an outcome that is only possible with the end of the siege and military occupation of Palestinian land and the Palestinian people.
Well, that’s never gonna happen, Talal Ahmad Abu Rokbeh (author of this admirable post). But indeed, right thinking people will keep throwing the proverbial rock at the devil wherever he shows himself if for no other reason than to be on the right side. Ameen.
” We have already shown that there has never been such a misfortune as Zionism and there never will be again. (Introduction to Daas Harabbanim, 1902, p. 22) Imagine how it will be if, G-d forbid, the idea of Zionism becomes a reality. Then the sinners will be kings, the troublemakers will be high officials, and the young snakes will be leaders. Then your enemies will rule over you!” (Introduction to Daas Harabbanim, 102)Rabbi Pinchas Eliyahu Rothenberg,rabbi of Piltz, Russiaf4f4c5 (c. 1902)
Brits are not aware of the centrality of Israel and its interests that is at the core of the Brexit debate.
Britain is in a state of political turmoil. The government and the main opposition party have both lost their way and, together, they have completely lost the trust of the people.
In the last few weeks we have witnessed a landslide exodus from both the Tory and Labour parties to the slightly more rational, principled and patriotic alternatives: the truly conservative wandered to the Brexit Party and the remainers, who previously voted Labour, migrated to the more humane Liberal Democrats.
Brits are critically divided over Brexit. It is fair to say that most do not fully grasp what Brexit is anymore.
They were deliberately not informed of the political discussion over Brexit and what it would mean for the future.
Brits feel betrayed by the political class and in truth, they have been subjected to gross and treacherous treatment by their politicians and media.
Brits are not aware of the centrality of Israel and its interests that is at the core of the Brexit debate.
In February, I published a translation of a Ynet article which reported that Israel had located itself as post-Brexit Britain’s gateway to the world: “Once out of the EU, Britain will have to sign separate trade agreements with each state, and Israel will be the first,” Ynet wrote.
Just to remove any confusion, it added “Israel has become Britain’s strategic ally.”
And of course, “the British government totally disregard the boycott campaign against Israel.
On a political level, they boycotted the boycott.”
Britain under Theresa May has been reduced into a colony of Israel’s.
Brits have become increasingly aware that 80% of their Tory MPs are members of the Conservative Friends of Israel, which is a foreign pressure group dedicated to the interests of another state.
Those who have been puzzled by the insane institutional Israel lobby campaign against Corbyn and the Labour party (BOD, Jewish Chronicle, CAA, etc.) can now figure out what the motivation behind it was: Corbyn in 10 Downing Street might well interfere with Israel’s plans for post-Brexit Britain.
The truth is starting to unveil itself. Theresa May, a staunch Zionist, has been working tirelessly to bring about a Brexit ‘deal.’
The Ynet article suggests that such a deal could work for Israel. Brexit enthusiasts smelled a rat, they could see that May’s Brexit offering didn’t fit with what they had in mind.
But they couldn’t see the full picture since the prominence of Israel in post-Brexit plans was never discussed in the British press.
In September, 2018 Barry Grossman, the Tel Aviv British embassy’s Director of International Trade, used the Ynet platform to explain to Israelis why Brexit is good for Israel.
“Israel and Israelis can reap huge benefits from Brexit,” Grossman wrote. “Since the Brexit referendum, the British government has declared that Israel is one of its priority markets.
The UK is already Israel’s second largest trading partner in the world, and annual trade between the two countries is worth well over $7 billion.”
No one in the British media cared to delve into the significance of Israeli-British relations to Brexit.
The topic has never been mentioned in the British national media.
But remainers are in no better position. They are also clueless about the actual corrosive elements that divide their Kingdom and pull it into chaos.
Corbyn and his dysfunctional party did nothing to clarify the situation.
How is it possible that no one in the Labour Party has been brave enough to touch upon the centrality of Israel in the current Brexit debate?
How is it that, despite the revelation in Israel’s biggest news outlet that Brexit was designed to make Israel great again, not one brave Labour MP, including the so-called ‘leader,’ could say so out loud?
The answer is obvious: like the Conservative party, Labour is an occupied zone.
It is dominated by fear of the Israel lobby, Jewish pressure groups and the compromised and Zionised British media.
This alone is devastating, but unfortunately, the centrality of Israel in the current Brexit crisis goes much deeper.
Though it is clear to most Brits that Brexit exposes a clear rift between an emerging nationalist ideology and progressive philosophy: not many realise that both contemporary nationalism and progressive philosophy are deeply inspired by two rival Jewish political schools of thought.
For Right-wing agitators, the Alt Right, anti-Muslims and anti-immigration activists, Israel and its current prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, have become a major source of inspiration.
It is the pervasiveness of Jewish ideologies within both Right-wing nationalist and New Left discourses that sustains the dominance of the Israel lobby and Jewish pressure groups within British political parties, media and academia.
My study of Jewish ID politics suggests that as in America, Britain isn’t just influenced by one Jewish lobby or another, rather the entire British political, cultural and spiritual spectrum has been reduced into an internal Jewish debate.
Brits struggle to see it because their media and academia work tirelessly to conceal this development.
I guess that some must believe that it is safer (for reason to do with public safety and community relations) to keep nations in the dark.
The British media is hostile to Robinson and never misses any opportunity to paint him as a vile racist, but his connections with the Jewish State are kept hidden from the public.
However, Robinson is just an example. The many Brits who support a hard Brexit are inspired by the desire to reinstate rootedness, to close borders, to revive past British glory.
It is inspired by Netanyahu’s policies. Like Donald Trump’s unoriginal promise to erect a wall on the Mexican border, many Brits would like to see their kingdom protected by an Israeli-style anti-migrant barrier.
In my recent book, Being in Time – A Post-Political Manifesto, I stress that while the old, good Left promised to unite us in a fight against capitalism, regardless of our gender, religion, skin colour or ethnicity, it was the New Left that taught us to speak ‘as a’: as a Jew, as Gay, as Black, and so on.
Instead of being one people united in the struggle for justice and equality, within the post-political realm the so-called ‘left’ is pushing us toward endless identity battles.
This has practically managed to turn societies into the twelve tribes of Israel.
The Identitarian revolution was inspired by a few Jewish ideological and philosophical schools including, most importantly, the Frankfurt School.
It is actually Jewish Identitarian philosophy and the success of Jewish Identitarianism that inspires most, if not all, contemporary Identitarian politics.
It is not surprising that it also motivates the contemporary Labour party and dominates the US Democratic Party.
It has been established that a chief funder of the Identitarian revolution is financier George Soros and his Open Society Foundations.
Soros may genuinely believe in the Identitarian future: It is cosmopolitan, it is global, it defies borders and states, but far more significantly, it also functions to divert attention from Wall Street, the City of London and capitalist crimes: as long as Identitarians fight each other, no one bothers to fight Wall Street and corporate tyranny. Soros didn’t invent this strategy. It has long been named ‘divide and conquer.’
British people certainly remember that it was Soros who used the pages of The Guardian to warn Brits of the inevitable implications of Brexit.
They may find themselves wondering why a Hungarian-American globalist financier interfered in their national affairs.
The above shows the depth of the spiritual, cultural and ideological influence of Jewish politics in Britain and in Brexit in particular.
While Israel is the prototype of a nationalist and patriotic system for Brexiters, the remainers who support globalisation, immigration and multiculturalism are emulating the Jewish Diaspora’s rival progressive position.
These two contradictory Jewish schools of thought are deeply entrenched within each of the two opposing ideologies tearing Britain apart.
Soon Brits will have to choose whether they prefer to be nationalists and xenophobes like the Israelis or as cosmopolitan, multicultural and assimilated as the Jewish progressive Diaspora.
Or Britain could choose a third route. The Kingdom can liberate itself by looking inward and deciding what is it about Britain, about its history, culture and heritage that they like and want to reinstate.
BRASILIA –- Jair Bolsonaro became Brazil’s first president to attend an Israel Independence Day ceremony this week.
An ardently pro-Israel Christian, the right-wing politician was honored at a Wednesday event marking Israel’s 71st anniversary at the Israeli embassy in Brasilia, where he received a commemorative plaque.
If Brazil and Venezuela are to survive this dark, dark period, the peoples of these respective great nations must come to terms with the simple fact that it is not merely “Imperialism” which is seeking to destroy their nationalist-socialisms and impose economic neoliberalism on their societies, but International Jewry’s ZIO-IMPERIALISM which is seeking to impose TOTAL neoliberalism on their societies in the political, financial, cultural and even spiritual sectors, hence the blatant “Christian” Zionist surge as of recent.
Amid flourishing ties between Jerusalem and Brasilia, Jair Bolsonaro joins country’s supreme court president and senate president at Israeli embassy event When Jair Bolsonaro was elected President of Brazil there were people on the nationalist right who lauded him as ‘Brazil’s Trump’ and some kind of ‘Nationalist’.
(1) The problem with that thesis is that Jair Bolsonaro is a man completely beholden not to Brazil’s national interests but to those of Israel.
Bolsonaro is an evangelical Christian along with his wife
(2) and a significant part of his support base are members of the Brazil’s rapidly growing community of evangelical Christians.
(3) – in addition to a significant number of converts to Judaism –
(4) that are indoctrinated by the ‘Israel Right or Wrong’ attitudes of so-called ‘patriotic’ evangelical Christians in the United States.
(5) He also happens to be a friend of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
(6) and has openly prostrated Brazil’s national interests to vote however Israel wants him to on issues regarding the Middle East at the United Nations.
(7) He also claims that Palestine ‘isn’t a state’ and has moved to close the Palestinian embassy in Brazil’s capital of Brasilia on this spurious basis
(8) – which was immediately walked back by his advisers but he is now being pressed to enact it in person by the Israeli Prime Minister
(9) with the latter confident he can force his puppet to do his bidding –
(10) and even Israeli media – such as the leading newspaper ‘Ha’aretz’ – has pointed out that Bolsonaro’s election is a significant boon for Netanyahu’s government given that current Israeli ambassador to Brazil – Danny Dayan – is an Israeli settler and the previous left-wing Brazilian government of Dilma Rousseff refused to recognize him as a result.
According to the Brazilian people, Israel is an oppressor, an illegitimate country, and the occupier of a Palestine that encompasses all the land from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea. It is not a coincidence that in the 2010 presidential elections, Brazilians living in the Palestinian territories voted for Workers’ Party candidate Dilma Rousseff, while those living in Israel voted for her opponent.
A Zionist coup replaced Dilma Rousseff with President Michel Temer later charged with racketeering (surprise?) etal. I was surprised when he was actually held accountable. So Israel kept trying.
(11) Therefore it is no surprise to read ‘World Israel News’ reporting that:
‘To underline Israel’s importance to his supporters, president-elect Bolsonaro has vowed to include the Jewish state on his first presidential trip abroad. He gave his first foreign press interview to the right-leaning Israeli daily Israel Hayom.’
(12) So in effect Bolsonaro not only is to visit Israel first in his presidency – scheduled for March 2019 –
(13) but also gave his first interview as President-Elect to ‘Israel Hayom’ (literally ‘Israel Today’) which is owned by jewish neo-conservative sugar daddy and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and was ghost-edited by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu until it was exposed by the questioning of Arnon ‘Noni’ Mozes – owner of the competing Israeli newspaper ‘Yedioth Ahronoth’ – and has been the subject to an ongoing corruption investigation ever since.
(14) Another good example of Bolsonaro attitude is that when he was stabbed in the street while successfully campaigning for election to the presidency.
He refused to be treated by Arab or Muslim doctors and demanded only jewish doctors treat him because ‘he is a Christian’ (15) and Netanyahu attended Bolsonaro’s inauguration in person.
(16) Others are that Bolsonaro has immediately forced through a law requiring that jews in Brazil get every jewish holiday off as if it were a national holiday
(17) and spent millions of taxpayer dollars purchasing drones from corruption scandal plagued IAI (‘Israel Aerospace Industries’) to be used by the Brazilian agricultural sector. (18)
Add to that the fact that Bolsonaro has a Hebrew first name ‘Jair’ – which means ‘To Spread Light’ –
(19) and that his son Brazilian congressman Eduardo Bolsonaro is close to titular ruler of the United States Jared Kushner
(20) and acts as diplomatic back channel between the jewish-dominated US administration of Donald Trump and the incoming Bolsonaro administration in Brazil.
(21) In essence then it is easy to see that despite gaslighting by so-called ‘nationalists’ claiming that Bolsonaro is a ‘nationalist’. The Brazilian President-Elect is a willing agent of the Israeli state not a Brazilian nationalist who wants to put the Brazilian national interest first.
US-Israeli support for overthrowing Maduro is part of a broader regional agenda targeting Palestinian solidarity.
While various important factors and elements have fueled the dire situation in Venezuela today, Israeli meddling in Latin American affairs is one that is rarely mentioned.
After the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, his successor, Nicolas Maduro, soon faced the challenges of a capsizing economy, hyperinflation, and shortages of medicine and food fueled by low oil prices, despite the country’s massive reserves.
Protests against the worsening socioeconomic situation have led to polarisation and a political stalemate. There are pro- and anti-government camps, with no alternative third option or any hopes for an internal reconciliation.
But the US-Israeli support for overthrowing Maduro is part of a larger agenda to cement an anti-Palestinian campaign in Latin America at the expense of the Venezuelan people.
Although most Latin American countries supported the UN Partition Plan of 1947, which officially established the state of Israel and led to the Nakba, the region has been broadly friendly to Palestinians, hosting the largest Palestinian presence outside of the Arab world.
Solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for self-determination was at its height during the Chavez years up until today, with the leadership making outspoken criticism of Israel’s flagrant violations of international law. Venezuela severed diplomatic ties with Israel in 2009 over its military campaign in Gaza.
The recent UN Palestinian statehood vote, along with Palestine’s broader bid for statehood, has strong support in Latin America, including in Venezuela
The Bolivian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) was founded by Venezuela and Cuba during the Chavez era.
Under the Trump administration, there has been a slow and steady shift to impose anti-Palestinian policies, such as cutting US aid to the UNRWA refugee agency and to the Palestinian Authority, along with introducing the “deal of the century”, which eviscerates any hopes for Palestinian national aspirations.
Synagogue of Satan
The Trump administration has empowered the extreme political right, spreading the neo-conservative ideology of Christian Zionism criminals throughout Latin America.
The UN vote to condemn the US embassy relocation to Jerusalem was rejected by Guatemala, Honduras and Brazil all with criminal leaders, amid regional moves to strengthen “security” ties with Israel.
Countries including Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Costa Rica, Colombia, Peru, Paraguay and Ecuador have all recognized Guaido.
The presidents of Argentina, Ecuador, and Venezuela denounced Paraguay’s Lugo’s impeachment as a coup d’etat. In 2009 Honduras was a victim of a coup d’état. The people of Chili are definitely pro-Palestine and have many Palestinian citizens from the Palestine Nakba.
Once a Nazi haven: President of Argentina Mauricio Macri and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in Buenos Aires, 2017
It is extremely telling that the Trump administration selected Elliott Abrams as the new US envoy to Venezuela, reinforcing the notion that the US and Israel see this situation as a perfect opportunity to overthrow Maduro and install a pro-Israel regime in the country.
Elliott Abrams testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee in Washington on 9 February 2011 (AFP)
Abrams was also implicated in massive human rights abuses perpetrated by pro-US regimes in El Salvador and Guatemala, and the Nicaraguan Contra rebels in the 1980s, which led to tens of thousands of deaths.
Abrams was later pardoned by the Bush administration and named deputy national security adviser to promote former President George HW Bush’s strategy of “adopting democracy abroad”, which included his role in a failed coup attempt against Chavez.
The direction in which Venezuela is heading does not look promising for the region, especially in relation to Palestinian solidarity, given the Zionist-related meddling, both historical and contemporary.
The successful takeover of Venezuela by pro-US forces will mean the cementing of anti-Palestinian politics through an interventionist policy that erases and “cleanses” Palestine from the region.
The hope lies with the people of Venezuela, civil society and grassroots movements in Latin America. Only time will tell whether they can halt this Israeli-backed project to end Palestinian solidarity on the continent.