NSS staff writer
Last night at approximately 3:20 AM, Madrid was rocked by an extra large sized explosion. Spaniards living in the suburbs looked out their windows to find their capital razed to the ground under a few wisps of radioactive smoke. Israel claimed responsibility for the blast saying “That’ll teach them to kick all the Jews out of Spain. Yeah, we know, that was 400 years ago, but better late than never <cackling laugh>.”
Trump was awakened in his bedroom by a phone call from a UN representative giving him the bad news. Trump said groggily “well, if President Netanyahu nuked the Spaniards there must be a good reason for it. Israel is the Holy Land and is almost as exceptional as the USA. Anyone who calls either one of us a criminal is a commie and probably a Mexican Muslim to boot. God bless Israel.” He then dictated a quick message of congratulations to his good friend Bibi, adding a PS “what did those spic ba…..rds do to you?” and went back to bed.
Sorry, we were just trying to think of something so heinous for Israel to do that even its blood brother in Washington DC would be horrified. But we realized that nothing, nothing, nothing ever could be too big a crime for the blessed land. A heinous crime by the UK, such as invading Boston, could possibly raise a few eyelashes in the US government, but a crime committed by Sacred Israel is not a crime. If it bombed a kindergarten, that would certainly be a justifiable retaliation against a hardened criminal Palestinian 6-year-old throwing a pebble at an Israeli tank that just rolled over its mom.
Ok, that was fun but let’s look at what really did happen to poor Holocaust survivor Benjamin Netanyahu just a few days ago. On 30 November, a UN press release announced that the UN General Assembly had declared Israel’s actions in Syrian Golan and East Jerusalem ‘null and void’, and adopted six resolutions on Palestine. (Keep in mind that Trump just recently promised to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, an act guaranteed to make the Middle East explode. The Neocon-Israeli narrative has it that Jerusalem is meaningless to Muslims because it is not mentioned in the Koran. The story tellers, such as Daniel Pipes, omit to mention that the Jerusalem mosque Al-Aqsa plays a crucial role in Islam and is indeed mentioned therein).
Here is the entire UN press release in case you thought this UN resolution was part of the spoof:
Apparently, unlike Trump, the UN Secretary-General does not have a bromance with Bibi and has not read the Christian Zionist creed declaring that Palestinian Muslims must all be punished for being born as Muslims on Israelite soil.
The most amazing news is that the resolution to censure Israel was adopted by a vote of 151 to 6, with 9 abstentions. You know how the US under both Obama and Trump has been yammering about “isolating Russia”? Well, this vote showed that, ironically, the US has isolated itself much more than Russia will ever be isolated.
Here’s how isolated the US is:
Only two influential US allies stuck with the US on this proposed resolution, namely, Canada and the UK. This was to be expected since Britain was the author of the Balfour Declaration that gave birth to Israel and the British Mandate was responsible for evicting about two million people from the land where they had lived for centuries. To criticize Israel, the abuser it had created, at the UN would be to admit its own guilt in the inexcusable expulsion of an entire people from its homeland. But it should do just that. Ethnic cleansing is now considered a crime against humanity. In 1948, groups that did it -- well, one group at least -- were rewarded with free land and accepted as a UN member.
All the rest of the European “allies” jumped ship and signed on to the resolution. Now this deserves a chapter all its own but suffice to say that the joint US attack between Trump and the US Senate and Congress (although Trump pretended to be against the sanctions, his speech in Poland where he sold way overpriced US LNG to a weak minded government, as NSS covered here, suggests he was very much in the loop) against European energy security had met with immediate and vehement condemnation from the EC Commission, which bared teeth and claws to the US in a historic revolt against their Exceptional Colonial Master. The US-EU rift could be permanent thanks to Mr. Trump.
Three Muslim countries with relatively good relations with Israel sent spokespeople to the UN General Assembly in this context to articulately condemn Israel’s illegal settlements and mistreatment of Palestinians.
Surprisingly, even Saudi Arabia spoke in favour of the resolution, hypocritically citing the kind of human rights abuses that the country itself is guilty of in Yemen. But so did Egypt, Oman and Algeria, indicating that relations between Muslim countries and Israel, which had once been fairly good, are souring.
In the case of Saudi Arabia, crown prince Mohammed bin Salman is in a tight spot because of his latest top-down palace coup and the arrest and murder of his numerous kinsmen. The Saudi royals’ fairly good relations with Israel and the US had always risked eliciting displeasure in their fundamentalist subjects (whose anti-Israel sentiments stem from real live anti-Jewish sentiment), whom the nobility fear more than any outside enemy (as we have shown in our post here).
For political reasons, bin Salman therefore had no choice but to publicly express displeasure with Israel, even though the two countries are delighted with each others’ Iranophobic statements and threats and on the gut level no doubt have closer ties than are seemly to their countrymen.
In the case of Egypt, for instance, just this year Al-Jazeera had run the headline: “Egypt-Israel relations at highest level in history.” That was then.
Oman has the distinction of being majority-Ibadi, the most tolerant by far of the 3 main branches of Islam. There were reportedly 5000 Jews in Oman in 1948, but most left during an exodus in the 50s not related to any persecution. Travellers visiting Oman prior to that report that there was no persecution of Jews whatsoever. Today, there is said to be an anti-Israel mood in Oman but this is unrelated to anti-Jewish sentiment, suggesting that here as well as in other Muslim countries, the anti-Israel sentiment is due in large part to the mistreatment of the Palestinians by Israel.
Of these 3 Muslim countries whose spokespeople most strongly supported the resolution, Algeria is the only one that has been historically anti-Israel, but this antipathy stems partly from the fact that Algeria had sent a battalion of infantry and a squadron of MiG-29s to Egypt in 1967, and lost three Mig-29s during the six day war. It also sent troops to fight Israel in
the Yom Kippur War. But more to the point, Algeria has been at the butt end of a colonial relationship, ie, with France, and knows what it is like to groan under a foreign boot as Palestine does. Its sympathy is visceral and authentically revolutionary.
As in the case of the 2 other aforementioned Muslim countries, the anti-Israel sentiment of the Algerians does not stem from a longstanding anti-Jewish culture. After the Inquisition in Spain, thousands of Sephardic Jews found refuge in Algeria. By 1830, there were an estimated 15,000-17,000 Jews in the country, and by 1870, the figure had risen to about 33,000.
And here is another of many instances where fact busts myth regarding the Muslim world. Terminally naive Western Christians and Neocons like to repeat the mantra that the Jews and Muslims will never get along and never did, due to differences in religion. The Koran is routinely blamed. Yet ironically, in Algeria, it was not until the arrival of the French colonial powers that real anti-Jewish bias reared its head, with the French authorities turning the Muslims against their Jewish population. Subsequently, the pro-German Vichy government abolished French citizenship for Jews. Even after the war, a 1963 law granted French citizenship only to the Muslims of Algeria, not to the Jews.
Yet Islam gets the blame in our benighted enlightened West.
The American narrative around Palestine is essentially that poor Holocaust survivors had nowhere to turn to after WW II. Their only hope of survival was to return to their homeland, which was occupied by barbarian Muslims who hated Jews for no reason and therefore had to be removed. The Israeli slogan was “never again,” as though it had been Palestinians and not Germans who threw them in the ovens.
But in fact, this is all nonsense.
After the war, the German and other European Jews were a lot safer in Europe than they are now in Israel, and they were not forced to leave Europe.
Their exodus from Europe and their establishment in the land now called Israel was planned long before that war and was cemented in the Balfour Declaration, a British piece of sound-good diplomacy that was illegal and ill-advised because it was drawn up without consultation with the Palestinians who had lived on that land for centuries. These Palestinians were not particularly anti-Jewish, were not at war with anyone and were essentially peaceful. Following WW I, the British were given a mandate by the League of Nations pursuant to a series of discussions among the nations that had defeated the Ottoman Empire, which became defunct and was to be replaced with new political boundaries.
The preamble of the mandate document declared:
Whereas the Principal Allied Powers have also agreed that the Mandatory should be responsible for putting into effect the declaration originally made on November 2nd, 1917, by the Government of His Britannic Majesty, and adopted by the said Powers, in favour of the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, it being clearly understood that nothing should be done which might prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.
This highlighted portion is where everything went terribly wrong, because everything was in fact done to prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine. Indeed, if this part of the preamble had been honoured, the Palestinians could not have been removed from their homeland. The Jews who arrived in Palestine after the war would have had to pay cash for the property they stole – and “stole” is the only accurate way to state it.
Here’s how it unravelled, according to a book by Jo Roberts, a British lawyer and anthropologist who interviewed Palestinians and Israeli Jews on the history of ethnic cleansing – ie, the unceremonious removal of the Palestinians from Palestine, where they had lived in relative peace for centuries:
“In fact, between 1947 and 1949, pre-state Zionist militias and Israeli military forces deliberately forced out some 800,000 Palestinians from over 530 cities, towns, villages and Bedouin settlements in British Mandate Palestine and prevented their return.
Indeed the right of return is still a hotly debated issue you Westerners are not even supposed to know about. The Palestinians do have this inalienable human right to return to their former homes, which were unceremoniously snatched from them, mostly in the 1940s. However, when the British or Zionist Jews threw them out, they also denied them the right to go back. And then when they had been away for a sufficient number of years, the kangaroo courts denied them the return of their property claiming they had intentionally abandoned it and had shown no interest in it! Yes, that is exactly what happened. But when a Palestinian kid throws a stone at Israeli cops invading their territory, the Israeli narrative is: We have done everything in our power to be kind to them and this is how we are treated. Poor long suffering victims. In fact, Palestinian children who have been accused of such minor offenses are routinely thrown in prisons with adult criminals and their homes are raided at night in a terror tactic. But some are less fortunate, as reported here: Watchtower as a neighbor in ‘Arroub refugee camp
There is truly no life in Palestine.
“The Palestinians in Israel were also deprived of education and other social services, according to Roberts’ interviewees. ‘The state has planted bitterness in our hearts,’ said one. ‘We weren’t born with this feeling; it is the harvest of the discrimination we’ve experienced.’”
The UN resolution described above clearly indicates that both the US and Israel are on the outs with most of the rest of the planet, at a time when both need friends like never before.
The Torah says:
Be sure your sin will find you out. Numbers 32:23
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After scanning a bit of the above, ask yourself: Have you ever said "I stand with Israel"? Have
you ever taken Israel's side against the "evil" Palestinians? If so, then you are a contributor to these horrific abuses.
And if you are a Christian Zionist or have been influenced by this cult, remember that what you are in fact supporting is just the opposite of what Christ taught.