Response to SOmething to think of


Orla,


I am in no doubt whatsoever that the name of the game is subjugate the Palestinians, take as much of their land as possible and never compromise.

That has been their strategy for the last five decades, and it is their strategy today.

The game they play - and they play it well - is to pretend that they are interested in peace through negotiation and compromise. The facts, when looked at objectively, tell a very different story.

They have never compromised. Instead, they have taken more and more Palestinian land and coralled the Palestinians into sectioned-off ghettoes and concentration camps.

Time and again they have pretended to go along with peace processes, but as soon as they are put in a position where they have to deliver the goods, they find some excuse to pull out.

When they painted themselves into a corner in the "Road Map" - in the middle of a ceasefire - they embarked on a campaign of assassination, targeting senior Palestinian resistance figures. They knew perfectly well that this would wreck the peace process. That was their intention.

And throughout this and all previous "peace processes", they have relentlessly continued with their land-grabbing and settlement building campaign.

Now they´ve built a fence, ostensibly "for security". Oddly enough, though, every "security measure" they´ve ever taken has involved annexing Palestinian land or destroying Palestinian homes. And this time is no different. 

They´ve been fooling people for years with this simple, classic ploy (Hitler used it to great effect). But if you look at what successive Israeli governments have actually done, and ignore their verbiage, the picture becomes crystal clear. They are engaged in a ruthless, relentless and long-term plan: to systematically and by degrees establish a Naziesque super state predicated on the notion of Jewish racial and religious superiority.

Don´t be fooled. The hallmarks are all there: the ghettoization of "inferior" types; the refugee/concentration camps; the amassing of weapons greatly in excess of their security needs (who are they thinking of nuking?); the elaborate checkpoints (designed to intimidate as much as to monitor the movements of non-Jews); the highly-sophisticated propaganda machine; collective punishment; curfews specific to non-Jews; imprisonment without trial; torture; the construction of walls and fences, restricting non-Jews to ever-decreasing, designated areas.

These are the signs, and they are always the same. When a state has all the trappings of a fascist regime, it is a facist regime.

Kirsten,

See? I told you you weren´t paying attention.

The "Balfour Declaration" (in fact this was nothing more than a letter sent by Lord Balfour, the then British Secretary, to Lord Rothschild, a prominent figure in the Jewish community in Britain) was made public in 1917.

What was envisioned was "a home for the Jews" in which "nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine". At no time did either the British government or the United Nations intend or sanction the establishment of an independent Israeli state. In fact the British government issued a number of statements to reassure the Palestinian people - who opposed the plan - that this would not occur. (The British, incidentally, had promised the Palestinians independence when the British mandate came to an end.)

The Zionist Federation, which was supported by a number of wealthy and influential Jewish businessmen, had been campaigning for the creation of a home for Jews since the late 1800´s.

The state of Israel was established without the authority of the United Nations (and was condemned by the UN), and against the will of the Palestinian people.

Isrtael has been involved in five major conflicts with its Arab neighbours since it was established, and in every instance it seized and occupied more land, and it has pursued a policy of colonisation by creating Jewish settlements in the territories it has seized. This is in contravention of Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which states; "The occupying power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own population into the territories it occupies."  

United Nations Security Council Resolution 242 calls for Israel to withdraw from the territories it illegally occupies and give back the land and property it seized. The Israel government has ignored this and every other UN Resolution directed against it, and has continued with its colonisation of illegally-held Palestinian land.

Israel has been growing since it was founded; in size, population and military strength.

 


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