IT AIN’T KOSHER
The Israelis claim that because the Palestinians didn’t pay for the land they’ve inhabited since before the time of Jesus, that that gives the Israelis, who migrated to Palestine after World War II, the right to force them off that land, bulldoze their homes, leaving them homeless and landless, then turn around and give that land away – for free – to Jews from foreign countries, or anyone claiming to be a Jew, whom they actively recruit to live on those properties, called Jewish settlements or colonies. It’s the same model of displacement imposed by foreign Americans against the Native Indian Americans in the USA. Although Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama spoke out publicly against it, there were never consequences to back up their words, which of course to the Israelis meant a wink, and a green light to continue their displacement policies against the Palestinian people.
Just recently, while visiting France, Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, made a public plea and invitation to French Jews to come to live in Israel. Of course everybody knew what he meant – on Palestinian land – free land.
The practice of recruiting Jews, or anyone claiming to be a Jew, from foreign countries to inhabit bulldozed properties in contested territories does not constitute “natural growth”, which Israelis claim as their reason for expanding settlements by stealing land from Palestinians. Natural growth refers to the increase in population of any group through procreation means. Even so, if for example the people of Rhode Island overpopulate their state, the government of Rhode Island can’t force people out of it’s neighboring states, Connecticut and Massachusetts, in order to expand the borders of their own state of Rhode Island.
That’s why Israelis won’t define their borders. If there are no borders, then nobody can accuse them of going into other people’s territories. Ask what their borders are and they won’t tell you. Yet the world has seen year after year concrete fences erected by the Israelis where they take a segment at a time, till there’s hardly any land left for the Palestinians. They’ll erect a fence around Gaza, not caring about their natural growth, penning them in from land, air and sea, hoping that Egypt will finally absorb them.
The Israelis make the USA start wars in the Middle East, in order to open the Middle East to Israelis, that they being the only so-called democracy in the region will inevitably control. They make our young men and women fight their battles, while not one Israeli soldier lifts a finger or gets injured or killed. Israelis are already asking the USA to bomb Iran for them, and if ground forces are necessary, it will be the USA sons and daughters who will pay that price, not the Israelis. This is all done under the guise of Iran developing nuclear power plants to generate electricity. Israelis don’t want, and as their extension, neither do the USA politicians want, Middle East countries to come into the twenty-first century regarding cleaner energy sources. Even the Iranians know that the oil taken from the ground won’t last forever. There is a point beyond which that layer of oil, becoming too thin from extraction, will compromise the structural integrity of the planet.
The Israelis’ incessant screams about Iran getting a nuclear bomb is a ruse to cover the real reasons of wanting to dominate the Middle East – in every way. With continual bombing threats toward Palestine and Iran, and given the USA’s ease with which they totally decimate foreign nations that had nothing to do with 9-11, a nuclear bomb deterrent from Iran may be the only course, in order to stop the bullying actions of Israel and the USA in the entire Middle East region.
After the last war against Gaza, four years ago, where Israelis massacred over one thousand people, Shimon Perez was asked by Chris Matthews what he, meaning Israelis, wanted. Shimon Perez replied, “building contracts’. He couldn’t get those contracts from Gazans, since they’re all poor and over half the population is under eighteen years old. He wanted foreign countries to pay Israelis to rebuild Gaza. They didn’t do that though.
PALESTINE, CHINA, DUBAI, a dream that can come true!
Encouraging signs are coming out of China. Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi held talks with Bassam al-Salhi, an envoy of President Mahmoud Abbas and also General Secretary of the Palestinian People’s Party in Beijing, capital of China, November 23, 2012. China supports full statehood for Palestine and has pledged humanitarian aid to Palestine. Hopefully, China will get more involved and participate in the rebuilding of Palestine by Palestine people and engineers from China, who know well how to build in densely populated areas.
Hopefully, as well, some of the engineers that came from all over the world to build Dubai, designing what most would think impossible structures, could participate. Perhaps even some of the real estate owners in Dubai, all of whom are wealthy, could help fund the project. Partnering with China would be the best move forward, that the Palestinians could make. Partnering with Dubai would be equally as splendid.