Peace? You must be kidding

When will Mr. Kerry and the entire American administration realise that Israel will never, never, ever entertain any accommodation with the Palestinians at all?

Jafar M Ramini Global News Centre

(LONDON)   The dust has settled over Gaza. The stench of death mixed with sewage and rotten fruit and vegetables is filling the air. The dust will soon turn into mud when the winter rains fall over this strip of Palestine. The humming of the drones and the boom of mortar shells have been replaced by announcements and pronouncements of the Zionist government. They are back on track spewing lies that have been told over and over again for the best part of a century and have become to them and their supporters a reality.

Do any of you remember that master of propaganda in Germany during the Third Reich, Joseph Goebbels? Let me remind you.
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it people will eventually come to believe the lie”, he said. 
The Zionists have learned their craft of lies and propaganda from the best. They started their quest to steal Palestine with the biggest lie of all, “A land without a people for a people without a land.” The lies continue every time they wage a war of expansion and colonization under the tag of the existential threat to the very existence of Israel to the bigger lie, of ‘we have a right to defend ourselves.’ And America is lapping it up to the tune of $4-5 billion a year.
Aviad Kleigberg, Professor of History at Tel Aviv University wrote on Ynet in the opinion section, under the provocative heading,‘New Nazis on the block’
While Israel peacefully reconciles with European murderers’ offspring it rejects any attempt of reconciliation with its Palestinian neighbours.
As far as Israelis are concerned, the Arabs are the new Nazis, the spiritual offspring of the old Nazis. And what about their flesh-and-blood offspring? They have been fully exempted.
Not just them (the grandchildren, of course, cannot be blamed for their grandparents’ crimes), but their culture as well. Two thousand years of Christian persecution have been erased. The enemy is the Arabs; and from the unique point of view of the Israeli culture, this has always been the case.
The saga continues. The American administration that pays through the nose to keep Israel alive and viciously kicking still stand by Israel no matter what the truth is. As Mr. Goebbels went on to say, “the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie and thus, by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
The recent round of lies and subterfuge under the guise of the peace process was the maneuvering of Mr. John Kerry, the current US Secretary of State to twist the arm of Mr. Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian President to accept whatever Israel has to offer to keep the negotiations going. That is despite every time an American official visits Israel the Israelis will announce, on cue, more land confiscations and more building of illegal settlements. The Americans, no matter what, have to bend to the will of the enormously powerful Jewish lobby in Washington.  As Sir Alan Duncan MP, special envoy to the current British Prime Minister to Oman and Yemen said, “ Even when Mr. Netanyahu is knocking at the door of the Whitehouse they announce further settlements insultingly and in defiance of international law.”
He went on to say, “We all know that the United States of America is in hock to a very powerful financial lobby witch dominates its politics.”
After the donors’ conference in Cairo Mr. Kerry is on yet another maneuver to serve his paymasters, the Jewish lobby in Washington. He is trying very hard to deter Mr. Abbas from going to the UN Security Council and the International Criminal Court by waving the veto threat.
While in the meantime begging Mr. Netanyahu to continue the charade of the so-called peace process. As Haaretz Newspaper reported, ‘Mr. Kerry has asked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu whether he would be willing to resume negotiations on the basis of the 1967 borderlines.’
Just consider the different approach, from forcibly shackling the Palestinian President and humbly asking the Israeli Prime Minister whether he might consider.
Don’t you sometimes wonder if Mr. Kerry is trembling with fear when he has to go yet again to see Mr. Netanyahu or is he sitting or prostrating himself at the feet of his actual boss? Is this what has become of the mighty United States of America?
When will Mr. Kerry and the entire American administration realise that Israel will never, never, ever entertain any accommodation with the Palestinians at all?
Please allow me to enlighten Mr. Kerry and his colleagues of what most of the current members of the Israeli government have to say on the two-state solution, which is the core and the sole purpose of this so-called peace process.
Naftali Bennett, Israel’s Economy Minister has told a UK national newspaper, The Guardian:
“There is not going to be a Palestinian state within the tiny land of Israel,” he said, referring to the area from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean. “It’s just not going to happen. A Palestinian state would be a disaster for the next 200 years.”
Instead of a two-state solution, Bennett has proposed the unilateral annexation of Area C, the 60% of the West Bank that contains all Jewish settlements and is currently under Israeli military control. Palestinians living in Area C could either take Israeli citizenship or relocate to the Palestinian-governed 40% of the West Bank.”
Moshe Feiglin, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, echoes his views.
It’s about time that it will be very clear to the Arabs and to the entire world that the land of Israel belongs only to the Jews, it was given to us by God.”
This is the same Mr. Feiglin who called for all the residents of Gaza to be sent to concentration camps in the Sinai desert.
Moshe Ya’alon, Minister of Defence said, “We need to free ourselves of the notion that everything boils down to only one option called a Palestinian State. As far as I am concerned let them call it the Palestinian Empire. I don’t care. It is an autonomy on a demilitarized territory”.
French MP and Israeli resident, Emir Habib, couldn’t be denied the opportunity to drive the nail further into the two-state solution when he said that Israel has been trying to reach peace agreements since the state was founded and is willing to make painful concessions for peace, while the Palestinians refuse to recognize Israel’s right to exist.
Come on, Mr. Meir, everyone recognizes Israel’s right to exist, even Hamas since 2006, which was reaffirmed by Mr. Khaled Mash’al just after the recent massacre of Gaza during an interview with Al-Jazeera TV.
And the lies continue when the Israelis describe Mr. Abbas as not a partner for peace and ask the Palestinians to make hard compromises. Haven’t the Palestinians compromised enough by acknowledging the existence of Israel and consequently legitimizing the theft of 80% of our land?
The Arab League offered Israel full recognition in 2002 for peace and end of occupation and it was thrown back in their faces. Mr. Abdul Fattah Asisi, the President of Egypt and the firm friend and ally of Israel urged Mr. Netanyahu to accept the Arab hand in peace only last week.
Mr. Asisi, the Arab League and the Palestinians are still waiting.
And finally, to make it clear to the world that they are not listening and they will not divert from their dogged determination to swallow up the entire landmass of Palestine Mr. Netanyahu stated on many occasions that unified Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Israel. During his recent visit to Washington, when the American State Department criticized the recent announcement of a new 2,600 housing units in East Jerusalem, he said, “criticizing Israel for Judaising Jerusalem is like criticizing America for Americanising Washington.”
Isn’t this the biggest lie of all?
Mr. Kerry, sir, trying to revive the shambolic peace process and the two-state solution is like administering medicine to an already dead body.


Jafar M Ramini is a Palestinian writer, commentator and analyst on Middle Eastern affairs living in London.

He was born in Jenin, northern Palestine, was educated in England and spent the early years of his working life in the Arabian Gulf and Saudi Arabia. He has traveled far and wide, searching for the answer to a question that still eludes him.

Why does the United States of America support the Zionist line in such a blind folded way while ignoring the legitimate rights of the indigenous Palestinian people? Particularly as the Palestinian people harbour no ill feelings towards America and its people nor has ever caused them any harm. It is, Jafar says, a conundrum.

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