The collapse of Israel and the United States

For the first time, the world is witnessing a crime against humanity live on television.

The United States and Israel, who have long since joined forces, will both be held responsible for the mass massacres in Gaza.

Everywhere except Europe, Washington’s allies are withdrawing their ambassadors from Tel Aviv.

Tomorrow, they will do the same in Washington.

Everything is happening as it did when the USSR broke up, and it will end the same way: the American Empire’s very existence is threatened.

The process that has just begun cannot be stopped.

While our eyes are riveted on the massacres of civilians in Israel and Gaza, we fail to perceive the internal divisions in Israel and the USA, or the considerable change this drama is provoking in the world.

For the first time in history, civilians are being massacred live on television.

Everywhere – except in Europe – Jews and Arabs unite to cry out their grief and call for peace.

People everywhere realize that this genocide would not be possible if the United States did not supply bombs to the Israeli army in real time.

States everywhere are recalling their ambassadors to Tel Aviv and wondering whether they should recall those they sent to Washington.

It goes without saying that the United States only reluctantly agreed to this spectacle, but they didn’t just allow it, they made it possible with subsidies and weapons.

They are afraid of losing their Power after their defeat in Syria, their defeat in Ukraine and perhaps soon their defeat in Palestine.

Indeed, if the Empire’s armies are no longer frightening, who will continue to transact in dollars instead of their own currency?

And in that eventuality, how will Washington make others pay for what it spends, how will the U.S. maintain its standard of living?

But what happens at the end of this story?

That the Middle East revolts, or that Israel crushes Hamas at the cost of thousands of lives?

We’ll remember that President Joe Biden first warned Israel to abandon its plan to move the Palestinian people to Egypt or, failing that, to eradicate them from the face of the earth, and Tel Aviv didn’t obey him.

The “Jewish supremacists” are behaving today as they did in 1948.

When the United Nations voted to create two federated states in Palestine, one Hebrew and one Arab, the armed forces self-proclaimed the Hebrew state before its borders had been fixed.

The “Jewish supremacists” immediately expelled millions of Palestinians from their homes (the “Nakhba”) and assassinated the UN special representative who had come to create a Palestinian state.

The seven Arab armies (Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and North Yemen) that tried to oppose them were quickly swept aside.

Today, they are no more obedient to their protectors and massacre again, without realizing that this time the world is watching and no one will come to their rescue.

At a time when the Shiites accept the principle of a Hebrew state, their madness is jeopardizing the very existence of that state.

We remember how the Soviet Union collapsed.

The state was unable to protect its own population during a catastrophic accident. 4,000 Soviets died at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (1986), saving their fellow citizens.

The survivors wondered why, 69 years after the October Revolution, they continued to accept an authoritarian regime.

Mikhail Gorbachev, First Secretary of the CPSU, wrote that it was only when he saw this disaster that he realized his regime was under threat.

Then came the December riots in Kazakhstan, independence demonstrations in the Baltic states and Armenia.

Gorbachev amended the Constitution to remove the Party’s old guard.

But his reforms were not enough to stop the fire spreading to Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldavia, Ukraine and Belarus.

The uprising of the East German Young Communists against the Brezhnev doctrine led to the fall of the Berlin Wall (1989).

The crumbling of power in Moscow led to the cessation of aid to allies, including Cuba (1990).

Finally came the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact and the break-up of the Union (1991). In just over 5 years, an Empire that everyone thought would last forever has collapsed in on itself.

This inevitable process has just begun for the “American Empire”.

The question is not how far Benjamin Netanyahu’s “revisionist Zionists” will go, but how far the US imperialists will support them.

At what point will Washington decide it has more to lose by allowing Palestinian civilians to be massacred than by correcting Israel’s leaders?

The same problem faces him in Ukraine.

The military counter-offensive by Volodymyr Zelensky’s government has failed.

Russia is no longer seeking to destroy Ukrainian weapons, which are immediately replaced by weapons donated by Washington, but to kill those who wield them.

The Russian armies are behaving like a gigantic crushing machine, slowly and inexorably killing all Ukrainian soldiers who approach the Russian defense lines.

Kiev can no longer mobilize fighters, and its soldiers refuse to obey orders that condemn them to certain death.

Its officers have no choice but to shoot the pacifists.

Many US, Ukrainian and Israeli leaders are already talking about replacing the Ukrainian “integral nationalist” coalition with the “Jewish supremacist” coalition, but the wartime period does not lend itself to this. But it will have to be done.

President Joe Biden has to replace his Ukrainian puppet and his barbaric Israeli allies, just as First Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev had to replace his insensitive representative in Khazakhstan, paving the way for widespread challenges to corrupt leaders.

Once Zelensky and Netanyahu have been dismissed, everyone will know that it is possible to get the head of a Washington representative, and everyone will know that they must flee before they are sacrificed.

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This process is not only inevitable, it’s inexorable.

President Joe Biden can only do what he can to slow it down, to make it last, not to stop it.

The peoples and leaders of the West must now take the initiative to get out of this predicament, without waiting to be abandoned, as Cuba did at the cost of the privations of its “special period”.

This is a matter of urgency: the last to react will have to foot the bill for everyone else.

Many states from the “rest of the world” are already fleeing.

They are queuing up to join the BRICS or the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

Even more than Russia, which had to break away from the Baltic States, the United States must prepare for domestic uprisings.

When the US is no longer able to impose the dollar on international trade, and its standard of living collapses, the poorer regions will refuse to obey, while the richer ones will become independent, starting with the republics of Texas and California (the only ones legally able to do so, according to the Treaties) [1].

The break-up of the USA is likely to result in civil war.

The disappearance of the USA will lead to the disappearance of NATO and the European Union. Germany, France and the U.K. will find themselves faced with their old rivalries, having failed to respond when the time was right.

Within a few years, Israel and the “American Empire” will disappear.

Those who fight against the direction of history will provoke wars and unnecessary deaths in their numbers.

Elon Musk Says “No Choice” But to Kill Six Million Israeli Jews

“There’s no choice but to kill those who insist on murdering civilians.”

90% of the Israeli Jewish population—slightly over six million Jews  —insist on murdering civilians.

Israel has murdered about 20,000 civilians in Gaza in six weeks—over 15,000 whose bodies have been counted and identified, and more than 5000 who are still rotting beneath the rubble of their destroyed homes, hospitals, clinics, churches, mosques, and schools.

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How do we know that at least six million Israeli Jews [Zionist] insist on murdering tens of thousands of civilians in Gaza?

Just look at the poll numbers. In an early November poll, “only 10% of Israeli Jews in the Israel Democracy Institute poll said they would support a pause in fighting in order to exchange hostages.”

That means 90% of Israeli Jews are so bloodthirsty that they didn’t even want to stop the genocide for a few days to get some of their hostages back!

90% of Israel’s Jewish population of 7.145 million equals 6.43 million genocidal maniacs who insist on killing civilians.

Obviously Elon Musk was referring to those six million Jews when he said: “There’s no choice but to kill those who insist on murdering civilians.”

We all know that Elon Musk is a closet anti-Semite because he allows free speech on his platform.

And he is on the record acknowledging that Jews are behind the “great replacement” of white people through open-borders immigration, as well as accompanying anti-white racism. He calls that theory “the actual truth.”

So it shouldn’t be a surprise that Musk wants to kill every last one of the 6.43 million genocidal child-killing Jews of Israel. The only surprising thing is that he admitted it in public, and the Israeli Government Press Office approvingly posted it.

Does the Israeli Government Press Office, like Elon Musk, want to kill the 6.43 million #GazaHolocaust-endorsing Israeli Jews?

That’s the implication of the IGPO’s tacit endorsement of Musk’s words.

Is the Israeli Government Press Office run by “self-hating Jews?”

If so, that’s some pretty serious self-hatred! Even Hitler, according to legend, only killed six million.

Will the ADL, Jewish Defense League, SPLC, and other pro-Israel groups attack Musk for calling for the execution of the 6.43 million genocidal Jewish war criminals of Israel?

Will they charge that Musk’s trip to Israel wasn’t really about Starlink—that was just the cover story—but actually involved a secret plan to help Hamas build gas chambers in the tunnels of Gaza?

Is Musk conspiring with Hamas to ship the 6.43 million #GazaHolocaust-supporting Jewish war criminals to those gas chambers?

When it comes to the Israeli-led ‘war on terror’, follow the money

19 Nov 2023

It is easy to get distracted by US officials pledging to rally support for a “humanitarian pause” and reducing the number of civilian casualties in Israel’s bombardment of Gaza.

But what matters is the actions of the Biden administration, not empty platitudes.

In early November, the US State Department approved a $320m sale of guided bomb kits, reportedly assisting Israel to more precisely hit targets in Gaza.

According to The New York Times, “Modern militaries generally add the guidance systems on their bombs with the goal of minimizing civilian casualties, although the damage can still be devastating, especially in urban areas.”

The United Nations and every major human rights group in the world have routinely condemned Israeli actions in Gaza, along with the Hamas barbarism on October 7, and accused the Israeli army of potentially committing war crimes.

Human Rights Watch has rightly called for a suspension of all weapons transfers to Israel and Hamas.

American made shells killed Palestinians and destroyed their homes and businesses and livelihoods.

The spectre of 9/11 and the catastrophic response by the US after that fateful September day 22 years ago hangs over Israeli actions in the last month.

US President Joe Biden, in remarks in Israel on October 18, said, “After 9/11, we were enraged in the United States. And while we sought justice and got justice, we also made mistakes.”

Calling some US actions after 9/11 “mistakes” is the height of imperial arrogance.

During the Bush administration and beyond, inarguably the most destructive US presidency in the 21st century, there was a worldwide torture campaign, the creation and expansion of the detention centre in Guantanamo Bay, the illegal invasion of Iraq, the use of black sites for extraordinary rendition and the death of nearly five million people, according to Brown University’s Cost of War Project.

Today, Israel is also filled with anger and vengeance and does not care one iota about the death of Palestinian civilians.

Many in the Netanyahu-led government have expressed genocidal intent towards the entire Palestinian population.

Most in the Israeli military and public are celebrating the physical abuse of Palestinians.

To be a Palestinian in occupied Palestine

Amid an atmosphere that is remarkably similar to the US after 9/11, the Israeli “war on terror” is taking shape.

With resounding approval from the general public, the Israeli army has undertaken systematic carpet bombing of the Gaza Strip, dropping in a month more than 25,000 tonnes of explosives, the equivalent of two nuclear bombs.

The United Nations and every major human rights group in the world have routinely condemned Israeli actions in Gaza, along with the Hamas barbarism on October 7, and accused the Israeli army of potentially committing war crimes. Human Rights Watch has rightly called for a suspension of all weapons transfers to Israel and Hamas.

The spectre of 9/11 and the catastrophic response by the US after that fateful September day 22 years ago hangs over Israeli actions in the last month.

US President Joe Biden, in remarks in Israel on October 18, said, “After 9/11, we were enraged in the United States. And while we sought justice and got justice, we also made mistakes.”

Calling some US actions after 9/11 “mistakes” is the height of imperial arrogance.


During the Bush administration and beyond, inarguably the most destructive US presidency in the 21st century, there was a worldwide torture campaign, the creation and expansion of the detention center in Guantanamo Bay, the illegal invasion of Iraq, the use of black sites for extraordinary rendition and the death of nearly five million people, according to Brown University’s Cost of War Project.

Today, Israel is also filled with anger and vengeance and does not care one iota about the death of Palestinian civilians.

Many in the Netanyahu-led government have expressed genocidal intent towards the entire Palestinian population.

Most in the Israeli military and public are celebrating the physical abuse of Palestinians.

Amid an atmosphere that is remarkably similar to the US after 9/11, the Israeli “war on terror” is taking shape.

With resounding approval from the general public, the Israeli army has undertaken systematic carpet bombing of the Gaza Strip, dropping in a month more than 25,000 tonnes of explosives, the equivalent of two nuclear bombs.

The bombardment of the small enclave mirrors the US air campaigns that used an extraordinary amount of ordnance on Iraq and Afghanistan over two decades, leaving behind immense devastation.


There are already reports that Israel is also stepping up the use of torture against detainees.

Since October 7, its forces have rounded up thousands of Palestinians, including children, in the occupied West Bank.

Many allege serious physical abuse and arbitrary detention.

Palestinians from Gaza, who had worked in Israel, were also arrested and tortured before being released back to Gaza.

Violence by Israeli settlers and soldiers has also surged in the occupied West Bank.

More than 200 Palestinians have been murdered, many by live ammunition, as far-right Israeli settlers are taking the opportunity to terrorize the Palestinian population while the world’s attention is fixed on Gaza.

The bombardment of the small enclave mirrors the US air campaigns that used an extraordinary amount of ordnance on Iraq and Afghanistan over two decades, leaving behind immense devastation.

There are already reports that Israel is also stepping up the use of torture against detainees.

Since October 7, its forces have rounded up thousands of Palestinians, including children, in the occupied West Bank.

Many allege serious physical abuse and arbitrary detention.

Palestinians from Gaza, who had worked in Israel, were also arrested and tortured before being released back to Gaza.

Violence by Israeli settlers and soldiers has also surged in the occupied West Bank.

More than 200 Palestinians have been murdered, many by live ammunition, as far-right Israeli settlers are taking the opportunity to terrorise the Palestinian population while the world’s attention is fixed on Gaza.

Gaza Truce a Sign Hamas Can’t Be Defeated

Israel has been unable to achieve any meaningful victories against the Palestinian Fighters Against Occupation

Instead of facing the wrath of the whole world and getting crushed, Hamas has not only survived but is becoming more popular.

While US President Joe Biden’s administration provided excuses for Israel’s invasions and bombings of hospitals in the Gaza Strip, claiming that Hamas has maintained a significant presence in places like the recently-raided al-Shifa Hospital, the world has risen in outrage against the atrocities Israel has committed in the Palestinian territory.

UN relief chief, Martin Griffiths, has called the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza the worst ever,” and it’s seen as a direct result of the US having drawn no red lines for Israel’s behavior in Gaza.

Meanwhile, Hamas scores victory after victory, from a guerilla warfare and political perspective, while its military capabilities appear to have been undiminished so far.

The Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, that launched their attack on Israel on October 7, have managed to shift the world’s attention back on the issue of Palestine, have freed political prisoners held in Israeli detention while inflicting blow after blow against one of the most powerful military forces in the world.

Today, the whole world is talking about the formation of a Palestinian state.

There is also the notion of bringing the Palestinian Authority into power in the Gaza Strip, which would essentially mean the lifting of the 17-year economic blockade that the West has imposed on it.

The issue of protecting the status quo at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem is also on the regional agenda in a serious way, while the government of Benjamin Netanyahu veers towards collapse.

No matter how powerful Israel’s military becomes it still can’t win

Israel is the most powerful state in the Middle East.

Its military forces may not match the likes of Egypt or Turkey in numbers, but the might of its training, equipment, technologies and nuclear weapons make it unassailable.

Given its long-developed capabilities in public order control, such a position should also apply to its control of radical dissent within its own borders, as well as in the Palestinian occupied territories.

Gaza may not be occupied in the conventional sense but it is a small territory with 2 million people living behind borders controlled by Israel.

It lacks a port, its sole airport was destroyed many years ago and its Mediterranean coastline is patrolled by Israelis at all times.

It is essentially an open prison.

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Zionist Palestinian Ghetto. The truth is clear.

The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has persistently claimed that his country is indeed safe, that it has nothing to fear from the Palestinians, and that the Israeli settlements in the West Bank, especially in East Jerusalem, can and should expand, not least as Israel has established good relations with key Gulf states.

With all this – and US president Joe Biden’s continuing assertion that “Israel has the right to defend itself” – the country should feel safe and secure.

But in practice it doesn’t.

Instead, an apt summary is of a state that is impregnable in its insecurity.

It is impregnable in the sense that it cannot be defeated, but insecure in that the underlying threats will not go away – as is evident in the current violent confrontations.

Underlying anger

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Zionist snipers in Gaza not a movie

The key element of recent weeks has been the repeated incursion of the Israeli police into al-Aqsa mosque.

That will have a far deeper and more longer-lasting effect than is currently recognised in the west.

The Israeli actions at al-Aqsa were extensive and stretched over a month starting on April 13, the first day of Ramadan, when police reportedly entered the mosque’s courtyard and cut the cables to loudspeakers in its four minarets.

It has been suggested this was to prevent the call to prayer interfering with a speech due to be given by Israeli president Reuven Rivlin nearby.

This contributed to increasing Palestinian anger and more demonstrations especially at the Damascus Gate and the mosque itself.

As tensions rose and Hamas threatened rockets in response, the violence escalated to the evening of Friday May 7 when, as the New York Times put it, “police officers armed with tear gas, stun grenades and rubber-tipped bullets burst into the mosque compound shortly after 8pm, setting off hours of clashes with stone-throwing protesters in which hundreds were injured, medics said.”

Three days later the police repeated the operation as the violence escalated further.

Later that day the first of the Hamas rockets were fired from Gaza.

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Devastation: much of Gaza City is being reduced to rubble by Israeli airstrikes. EPA-EFE/Haitham Imad

Israel’s problem in Gaza is that it cannot prevent the rockets being fired without a military ground force intervention.

However, the last time it sent in troops, during “Operation Protective Edge” in July 2014, they came up against determined paramilitaries who knew the urban areas intimately and had long trained in urban guerrilla warfare.

Over the course of that 2014 conflict, the Israelis lost 68 troops, while several hundreds were left wounded, some maimed for life.

Yet, when a ceasefire was eventually agreed, IDF sources accepted that Hamas still had 3,000 rockets available, an arsenal that will have increased massively in the past seven years.

IDF leaders may believe that they have since prepared their forces much more effectively for ground operations.

However, that same belief after the 2008 “Operation Cast Lead” conflict didn’t stop them failing six years later.

Impregnable but insecure

Prior to the events of the past month, Netanyahu had worked hard to convince Israelis that the Palestinians had been defeated and Israeli Jews could feel secure.

This narrative was supported by a 40-year shift to the right in Israel, propped up by the influx of close to a million migrants from Russia and Ukraine in the 1990s, who were understandably determined to be secure in their new country.

It was also aided by the near-wholesale privatisation of the Kibbutz and Moshav cooperatives across Israel that had often provided a more liberal outlook.

Furthermore, the idea that the Palestinians had lost and had to get used to it was promoted vigorously by sectors of the Israeli lobby in the US, most notably the Middle East Forum.

And the many millions of Christian Zionists in the US are an ever-present influence on aspiring politicians, both Republican and Democrat.

Whatever happens now, three elements must be factored in. One is that Netanyahu is fighting for his political life and he therefore presents himself as the only politician who can protect Israel.

What is happening is very useful for him, even if some of his coalition partners are angered and even afraid of the consequences, not least the serious civil disturbances within Israel and the growing political power of Arab Israelis.

The second is that the mosque incursions are already having an impact across the Islamic world from Indonesia to Morocco and beyond, increasing public support for the Palestinians even if autocratic rulers across the Middle East prefer to deal directly with Israel and ignore the Palestinian predicament.

The final element is something you won’t often see discussed, but is my reading of the situation as it stands now.

The Israeli government is reluctant to undertake any direct occupation of Gaza, however short-term.

It will therefore use its current military actions as an essential opportunity to learn how to maximise the impact of strike aircraft, armed drones and artillery – but not ground troops – putting into practice what it learnt from its failures in 2014.

The blunt reality is that weapons designers, strategists and corporations throughout the world will also be watching and learning.

In my view this is all part of the global transition to remote warfare, and from that perspective, Gaza, with all its deaths and injuries, is little more than a useful experiment.

Israhell Never Changes it’s Stripes

 Since Israel decided to pull out from Gaza in 2005, following a 38-year occupation, the strip has been a weapons lab for Israel and subjected to near constant bombardment from the air. 

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IDF clears itself in Cast Lead air strike that killed 21 family members

Cast Lead proceeded in two phases: a week of intense aerial bombing followed by two weeks of a joint air and land assault and invasion.

The surprise attack began at 11:30 a.m. on December 27, 2008, with Israeli F-16 fighter jets, Apache helicopters, and unmanned drones striking more than 100 locations across the tiny, crowded Gaza Strip within a matter of minutes.

 “When the Israelis hit the Islamic University of Gaza, they claimed they targeted a chemical weapons lab,” Khalil said.

“It was hilarious, despite the tragedy. We joked about my father’s office harboring banned chemicals. But in all seriousness, it amazed me how Israel can lie and make up stories and still manage to deceive the world. I want to do something about this.”

 In the words of David Halpin, a retired British surgeon and trauma specialist, Gaza was “used as a laboratory for testing what I call weapons from hell”. These included shells containing white phosphorus and dense inert metal explosives (Dime).

These were demons with the latest high-tech weapons, courtesy of the US tax-payer and if the good people of the US knew what was done in their name here, they would be sick to their stomachs. Shame on all of us for allowing this to happen and to go completely unpunished.

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  • Samouni family massacre: In perhaps the most infamous incident of the attack, Israeli soldiers ordered around 100 members of the Samouni family into a single building in the Zaytoun area of Gaza City. Soldiers held the family in the building for 24 hours before shelling the building on January 4, 2009. Twenty-one members of the family, all civilians, were killed.
  • Al-Daya family massacre: On January 6, an Israeli F-16 jet fired a missile at the home of the Al-Daya family, also in the Zaytoun neighborhood of Gaza City, killing 22 family members, most of them women and children.
  • White flag killings: The UN mission and human rights groups also documented several cases in which witnesses saw Israeli soldiers kill Palestinians who were fleeing while carrying makeshift white flags to indicate their status as civilians. In one case, a soldier shot and killed two women, Majda and Rayya Hajjaj (aged 37 and 65 respectively) who were fleeing with their families while carrying a white flag in the town of Johr Ad-Dik. In August 2012, in a plea deal with prosecutors, a solider was sentenced to just 45 days in prison for their deaths. To date he’s the only person to face serious charges stemming from Cast Lead.
  • Use of white phosphorus in populated areas: Rights groups, journalists, and the UN mission in Gaza also documented numerous instances of the use of white phosphorus, an incendiary substance that is illegal when used in populated areas. Israeli forces used white phosphorus in attacks on at least two hospitals (Al-Quds Hospital and Al-Wafa Hospital), as well as the central UN compound in Gaza City. Numerous civilian casualties were caused by white phosphorus in the small, densely populated Strip.

White Flag Deaths

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Nada al-Marrdi, age 5, was shot and killed by an Israeli soldier on January 5 in ‘Atatra as her family and
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  These casualties comprise a small fraction of the Palestinian civilians killed and wounded during what Israel called Operation Cast Lead, but they stand out because of the circumstances of the attacks.

In each case, the victims were standing, walking, or in a lowly moving vehicle with other unarmed civiians who were trying to convey their non-combatant status by waving a white flag.

All available evidence indicates that Israeli forces had control of the areas in question, no fighting was taking place there at the time, and and Palestinian fighters were not hiding among the civilians who were shot.

Whether waving a white flag or not, these people were civilians not taking an active part in hostilities, and therefore should not have been attacked, according to international humanitarian law (the laws of war).*

A free Palestine is inevitable

For all who visit Palestine, the fragility of the Zionist project is plain to see.

On October 7, the Palestinian people broke the nearly 20-year siege of Gaza — the world’s largest open-air prison.

In response, the Israeli regime threatened them with extermination.

“There will be no electricity, no food, no water, no fuel, everything is closed,” Israel’s Defense Minister said.

“We are fighting human animals, and we will act accordingly.”

Now, the siege has intensified to genocidal proportions.

Hundreds of thousands were internally displaced within Gaza, which has a population of two million people with nowhere to go.

The number of dead, likely underreported, rises by the hour.

Entire housing blocks are being leveled as terrorized families cower in darkness, cut off from the outside world.

From Washington to Brussels, the leaders of the old colonial powers have been quick to cheer on the violence, while slandering the Palestinian resistance with increasingly-hysterical atrocity propaganda.

But to insist, as they do, that the “violence is unprovoked” is to opt for amnesia.

The violence — the original violence of the colonizer — has long been weaved into the very geography of colonized Palestine.

Its serene landscapes are scarred by walls and mazes, checkpoints and guard towers, outposts and turrets.

They sever farmers from farms, traders from trade routes, fishermen from the sea, brothers from sisters. Sometimes, they appear within homes.

A group of settlers moved into the house of the el-Kurd family in Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem, severing their garden, living room, and two bedrooms from the rest.

The occupied parts of the home, like other zones of occupation across Palestine, are an image of neglect.

Everywhere, settlers make the land unlivable to those who seek to return.

The silent war

When we visited Palestine in May as part of an international brigade organized by the Progressive International in collaboration with the International Peoples’ Assembly, we saw that violence unfold across the topography of the occupation.

From the Old City of East Jerusalem, past the Al-Aqsa Mosque, we descended a steep hill.

We passed the so-called City of David — a settler encroachment where, under the guise of archeological excavations for traces of ancient Judaic architecture that largely do not exist, the occupation forces uprooted Palestinian orchards and enclosed their land.

We arrived in Silwan.

The enclave is home to over 65,000 Palestinians.

There, thousands of houses face demolition for not having the right permits — and many have already been turned to rubble.

Families are sometimes given the opportunity to bail their homes out — to pay a ransom for them to remain standing.

But, the bulldozers still come.

Then, the evicted family receives a bill for the soldiers and dogs that forced them from their home — and for the machines that tore it down. Later, the settlers arrive, always flanked by armed guards.

“In Gaza you see the bombs. In the West Bank, the martyrs.

Here, there is a silent war,” Kutaybah Odeh, a local community organizer, told us.

Still, the people of Silwan organize to resist this silent war.

When the bulldozers come, they rally to defend the families whose gruesome turn had come.

The Al-Bustan Community Center that Odeh runs has become a thriving heart of the community.

There, you find simple, defiant joys: trumpets and drums for the marching band; a large tatami mat and, outside, a performance stage and playground — signs of normality and resistance in a site of erasure.

All around, the narrow alleys of the neighborhood are adorned with trees, tiles, and drawings

. “The occupation authorities tell us that they will destroy our homes because they are unfit to live in,” Odeh said. “So we show them that we live in paradise.”

The occupation within the occupation

From the frontline of Odeh’s “silent war”, we traveled to Hebron, or its Indigenous name Al-Khalil, in the West Bank.

We arrived at a bustling market where the aubergines come in five different sizes and the falafels are fried fresh.

Hebron is the “occupation within the occupation.”

Across the city center, heavily-fortified checkpoints — tangles of nets, barbed wire, gates and turnstiles — guard illegal Israeli settlements, where the old city center once stood.

Above a frightful gate separating a desolate settlement from the city is a machine that some call the “smart shooter” — an automated rifle that can kill an approaching human being if the system deems them a risk.

The face of nearly every Palestinian is imprinted in this system, which determines their fate before they can see a human face or hear a human voice.

Soldiers can operate the rifle with a joystick — a macabre game of murder that the occupier mediates through a screen and the occupied feels in their flesh.

What is being guarded?

A near-empty, lifeless street.

A vending machine. A broken-down van.

Signs with fabricated history seeking to recast the colonizer’s oppression as victimhood.

Flags, lots of flags. Here, in a settlement that is home to some 400 settlers, Palestinians are not allowed to set foot.

No trace remains of the bustling life that defiantly continues to exist outside this expanding barricade — life that the settlers grind away with daily volleys of rocks and urine and acid; life that the state actively erases.

The Palestinian markets become cages — enclosed on all sides by gates and wire mesh to defend against the settlers’ attacks.

The occupation within the occupation


From the frontline of Odeh’s “silent war”, we traveled to Hebron, or its Indigenous name Al-Khalil, in the West Bank.

We arrived at a bustling market where the aubergines come in five different sizes and the falafels are fried fresh.

Hebron is the “occupation within the occupation.”

Across the city center, heavily-fortified checkpoints — tangles of nets, barbed wire, gates and turnstiles — guard illegal Israeli settlements, where the old city center once stood.

Above a frightful gate separating a desolate settlement from the city is a machine that some call the “smart shooter” — an automated rifle that can kill an approaching human being if the system deems them a risk.

The face of nearly every Palestinian is imprinted in this system, which determines their fate before they can see a human face or hear a human voice.

Soldiers can operate the rifle with a joystick — a macabre game of murder that the occupier mediates through a screen and the occupied feels in their flesh.

What is being guarded?

A near-empty, lifeless street. A vending machine. A broken-down van.

Signs with fabricated history seeking to recast the colonizer’s oppression as victimhood.

Flags, lots of flags. Here, in a settlement that is home to some 400 settlers, Palestinians are not allowed to set foot.

No trace remains of the bustling life that defiantly continues to exist outside this expanding barricade — life that the settlers grind away with daily volleys of rocks and urine and acid; life that the state actively erases.

The Palestinian markets become cages — enclosed on all sides by gates and wire mesh to defend against the settlers’ attacks.

Pawel Wargan

Shuttered shops in Hebron/Al-Khalil. Photo: Pawel Wargan

In Hebron, 1,350 Palestinian shops have been shut by Israeli occupying forces in 23 years, hollowing out the economic life of the city and sowing misery and desperation among its people.

365 children who attend schools near the settlement have to cross three militarized checkpoints twice each day to get to class and return home.

In all, there are 28 military checkpoints in an area of under five square kilometers — one for every 25 settlers. As the settlements expand, the beating heart of the city gradually dims.

Right to remain

The geography of the Zionist occupation cannot be measured in straight lines.

Jerusalem and Bethlehem are under 10 kilometers apart — a 30-minute drive.

But for Palestinians living in Bethlehem, the distance is unassailable.

A Palestinian in the West Bank, who still has the keys to his house in Jerusalem, is closer to São Paulo, Johannesburg, or Beijing than to his ancestral home.

He cannot travel because the occupation has written the rules that govern his movement.

In Jerusalem, residency is granted to those whose “central life” is in the city — an ill-defined legal concept often interpreted at the whims of the occupying authorities.

Palestinians forced from their homes in East Jerusalem lose their “central life” in the city.

In the process, they lose their right to remain.

Losing residency implies total exclusion from social and economic life: you cannot rent a home, open a bank account, enroll at a university, or find work.

 Roughly 95% of Palestinian construction applications are rejected by Israeli authorities and it is exceedingly difficult for Palestinians to find new housing.

And so, they are forced into neighborhoods or camps in the increasingly-populated West Bank, whose land continues to be cut and diced for Zionist settlement.

Since 1950, the Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem has been home to thousands of Palestinian families who escaped the Nakba — the campaign of ethnic cleansing that saw Zionist forces evict more than 750,000 Palestinians from their homes in 1948.

They came from more than 27 different towns and villages, and more than 6,000 people continue to live there today — in makeshift brick and concrete high-rises that test the limits of structural integrity.

The United Nations estimated that the camp’s population density is 77,464 inhabitants per square kilometer — one of the highest in the world.

The eight-meter-high separation wall looms over them, casting a permanent shadow on the camp’s perimeter. M. took us up to the roof of a residential building along the wall’s edge.

From the top, he inspected the wall and looked at the land it conceals from view: A taunting field of olive trees that stretches across the horizon.

“That, in theory, is still within the borders they assigned us, but I’ve never been there,” he said.

In the camp’s claustrophobic alleys, the Zionist regime routinely rehearses its cruel technologies of violence.

Every few months, Israeli military trucks spray the neighborhood with excrement, directing their hoses toward open windows.


Sometimes, soldiers burst through the walls of homes with explosives, traumatizing children in the process.

The stench of tear gas is pervasive; Aida Camp is the area most exposed to tear gas in the world.

In the minutes after we arrived, we saw volleys of tear gas canisters erupt from the roof of an armored car — aimed at families who had gathered to pay respects to their deceased relatives at the cemetery.

Since Palestinian children had learned to throw teargas canisters out of harm’s way, the United States developed a new grenade — locally dubbed “the butterfly” — that jumps around while it releases the toxic gas.

We saw these, too. And, when our delegation visited the cemetery later that evening, the occupation forces threatened us at gunpoint.

The impunity that is allowable before international observers speaks to the horrors that take place in their absence.

One night before we arrived at the Aida Camp, Israeli soldiers shot two young men with explosive bullets — munitions that are banned under international law. One lost a leg.

The other’s intestines burst out from his abdomen.

Both survived even though the Israeli troops left them to die at the side of the road.

The Nakba never ended

When the old colonial powers decry Palestine’s “unprovoked” violence, they whitewash the persistent and creeping violence of the colonial occupation that the Palestinian people have endured in every aspect of their lives for over three-quarters of a century.

The Nakba never ended. Since 1948, the people of Palestine have lost over 85% of their land.

The militarization of the Israeli state has confined them to a series of open-air prisons, where they are taunted, humiliated, and killed. The Zionists uproot their olive groves. They pour cement into their water wells.

They evict their families with tear gas, set their crops alight, or poison their land with chemicals unknown.

And that violence has only escalated, with the direct encouragement of Israel’s now openly-fascist government.

In the first nine months of 2023, occupation forces killed more Palestinian people in the West Bank than in any year since the United Nations started to keep track.

One of the myths that was shattered by the Palestinian resistance this week is that of Zionism’s invincibility.

In fact, this myth was already plainly paper-thin.

Despite the routine humiliation and violence, all along the zigs and zags of the occupation we met men, women and children with raised chins, warm smiles, and patient eyes.

They welcomed us into their homes and communities, and they told us their stories.

The contrast with the occupation forces was inescapable.

The further into the West Bank we traveled, the more terrified they appeared.

Guns on their triggers, they seemed at all times prepared to unleash disproportionate violence on those around them.

It is as if they sensed that the colonial regime could not be sustained at no cost to them — a reality that has now come into sharp focus.

That fragility has its roots in a simple truth: The Palestinian people have no choice.

Their lands were invaded.

Their families were dispossessed and massacred.

Their sovereignty was erased and their riches stolen from under their feet.

At every stage, their oppressors had a choice and chose violence.

Zionism is bound by a million threads to imperialism and capitalism.

In its early days, the Zionist movement received significant backing from the British Empire seeking to maintain its grip in the region after the First World War.

Today, it is sustained by the United States and its subordinates as an outpost of empire in West Asia — a forward base designed to advance and cover for the West’s imperialist and ethno-nationalist ambitions in the region.

Israel’s fragility, then, is also imperialism’s. The US’s overwhelming show of support for Israel today makes clear that the act of liberation anywhere is a threat to imperialism everywhere.

Zionism is a partner of imperialism

Imperial backing helps sustain a racially-segregationist capitalist economy within colonized Palestine.

The early Zionist industrialists came with both machinery and labor.

Palestine, in turn, was de-industrialized and its people excluded from employment.

As Ghassan Kanafani has written, the very economic foundations of the Zionist state are found in the systematic dispossession and exclusion of the Palestinian people and the creation of a “whites-only” economy for the settlers:

“[Zionist] immigration was not only designed to ensure a concentration of European Jewish capital in Palestine, that was to dominate the process of industrialization, but also to provide this effort with a Jewish proletariat: The policy that raised the slogan of “Jewish labor only” was to have grave consequences, as it led to the rapid emergence of fascist patterns in the society of Jewish settlers.”

Today, the Israeli state is highly dependent on foreign investment.

In 2022, its high-tech sector accounted for 48.3% of all exports, a system that is underpinned in part by exploited Palestinian labor — and 80% of venture investments in this sector are based on foreign funds.

The Israeli regime is currently implementing a spate of judicial and social “reforms” that have found significant opposition among liberal Israelis, who tolerate the colonial regime insofar as the pretense of liberal democracy, with Jewish primacy, is preserved.

As the pretense of liberal democracy withers away, and the colonial face of the Israeli state comes into sharper view, many believe that Israel risks a wave of capital flight that could challenge the very basis of its settler-colonial economy.

Now, “everything is on the table”. This moment has generated a profound and persistent internal crisis in Israeli society, reflected in lost investments at home, critique from partners abroad, and renewed global interest in disinvestment as an anti-apartheid strategy.

As representatives of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement told us, “in order to remain supported by capitalism, Israel cannot afford to become extremist Orthodox. Even for capitalism, it must show a face of liberal democracy.”

This was one of the factors that burst open the window of opportunity for the Palestinian resistance.

Here, the BDS’s core mission — to sever the arteries of state, institutional, and corporate complicity that power the Zionist project — come into sharp focus.

The struggle to liberate Palestine is fundamentally a struggle against capitalism and imperialism.

It demands that those living in the imperial countries take the fight to the financiers, corporations and institutions that sustain the occupation.

It calls on scientists to refuse to make the gas that poisons Palestinian children, on factory workers to refuse to produce the munitions that crush families in Gaza, and on dockworkers to refuse to load them onto ships.

And it calls on us to take seriously the struggle for socialism, because it is only by arresting imperialism’s cancerous spread that the auxiliary violence of Zionism’s colonial domination can be ended once and for all.

The Palestinian people will not give up their struggle for freedom

We cannot abandon the struggle because the Palestinian people have not.

At Ramallah University, we saw red flags flying high.

An exhibition featuring resistance fighters martyred in Jenin and Nablus saw hundreds of young communists descend on the campus.

Young organizers gave us leaflets, announcing their candidacy in the upcoming student elections.

They face tremendous headwinds. The attack on Palestinian political organizations is relentless.

More than 5,000 Palestinians are held in Israeli jails — and others still are held in jails operated by the Palestinian Authority at Israel’s behest.

But organized political power is on the rise.

Across Palestine, doctors’ and teachers’ unions organized a historic strike aimed both at the Israeli occupation and the Palestinian Authority’s complicity.

Now, as the Palestinian people beat back their occupation, anti-imperialist, socialist, communist, and other popular forces abroad must work to bruise its imperialist backers.

We know that this combined movement will succeed.

As Fayez Sayegh wrote in his seminal text, Zionist Colonialism in Palestine, Zionism was anomalous because it “came to bloom precisely when colonialism was beginning to fade away” — a relic of the past that retarded the historical tendency towards liberation.

But in the long arc of history, liberation from colonialism is inevitable.

As the nations of the world proclaimed in the 1961 UN Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, “the process of liberation is irresistible and irreversible”.

The promise of Palestine’s statehood will be realized — from the river to the sea.

But until that moment comes, what terrible cost will the Zionist state impose on the Palestinian people for seeking their freedom?

And what will we have done to stop it?


The Zionist Matrix of Power

He speaks the truth.

The Matrix of Control: Rendering the Occupation Invisible

Before we begin our analysis of Taba, I must define what I mean by a Matrix of Control? It is a system of control designed

  1. to allow Israel to control every aspect of Palestinian life in the Occupied Territories, while
  2. lowering Israel’s military profile in order to give the impression to the outside that what Palestinians refer to as “occupation” is merely proper administration, and that Israel has a “duty” to defend itself and the status quo, yet
  3. creating enough space for a dependent Palestinian mini-state that will relieve Israel of the Palestinian population while
  4. deflecting, through the use of “administrative” image and bureaucratic mechanisms, international opposition and thus to maintain control indefinitely and, in the final analysis,
  5. to force the Palestinians’ to despair of ever achieving a viable and truly sovereign state and to accept any settlement offered by Israeli. (“Time is on our side” is, as Sharon has often said, a cornerstone of Israeli policy.)

Because it operates under a Kafkaesque guise of “proper administration,” “upholding the law,” “keeping the public order” and, of course, “security,” the Matrix of Control renders the Occupation virtually invisible. In “normal” times (when active Palestinian resistance can be stifled), its outward appearance is legal and bureaucratic, the most effective means of control over a long period of time. The Israeli military government over the Occupied Territories is called, for example, the “Civil Administration,” even though it is headed by a colonel under the strict authority of the Ministry of Defense, and is bound by the orders of the general commanding the “Central Front.”

The control mechanisms of the Matrix are varied and diverse. There are, first of all, active measures to ensure acquiescence:

  • Outright military actions, including attacks on civilian population centers and the Palestinian infrastructure;
  • Extensive use of collaborators and undercover “mustarabi” army units; administrative detention, arrest, trial and torture; and
  • “Orders” issued by the Military Commanders of the West Bank and Gaza (some 2000 in number since 1967), supplemented by Civil Administration policies, that replace local civil law with policies and procedures that cynically further Israeli political control.

A second set of controls derives from Israel’s policy of “creating facts on the ground” – virtually all of them in violation of international law (including the Fourth Geneva Convention signed by Israel itself). These include:

  • Massive expropriation of Palestinian land;
  • Construction of more than 200 settlements and the transfer of 400,000 Israelis across the 1967 boundaries: about 200,000 in the West Bank, 200,000 in East Jerusalem and 6000 in Gaza (the latter occupying a fourth of the land, including most of the coastline);
  • Carving the Occupied Territories into areas — Areas “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” in the West Bank; “H-1” and “H-2” in Hebron; Yellow, Green, Blue and White Areas in Gaza; nature reserves; closed military areas, security zones, and “open green spaces” of restricted housing over more than half of Palestinian East Jerusalem – which confine the Palestinians to some 190 islands all surrounded by Israeli settlements, roads and checkpoints;
  • Carving the Occupied Territories into areas — Areas “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” in the West Bank; “H-1” and “H-2” in Hebron; Yellow, Green, Blue and White Areas in Gaza; nature reserves; closed military areas, security zones, and “open green spaces” of restricted housing over more than half of Palestinian East Jerusalem – which confine the Palestinians to some 190 islands all surrounded by Israeli settlements, roads and checkpoints;
  • A massive system of highways and by-pass roads designed to link settlements, to create barriers between Palestinian areas and to incorporate the West Bank into Israel proper;
  • Imposing severe controls on Palestinian movement;
  • Construction of seven industrial parks that give new life to isolated settlements, exploit cheap Palestinian labor while denying it access to Israel, rob Palestinian cities of their economic vitality, control key locations and ensure Israel’s ability to continue dumping its industrial wastes onto the West Bank;
  • Maintaining control over aquifers and other vital natural resources;
  • Exploiting holy places (Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem, the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron and others in and around Jerusalem) as pretexts for maintaining a “security presence,” and hence military control.

Yet a third set of control mechanisms, the most subtle of all, are those of a bureaucratic or “legal” nature. They entangle Palestinians in a tight web of restrictions and trigger sanctions whenever Palestinians try to expand their life space. These include:

  • A permanent “closure” of the West Bank and Gaza;
  • A discriminatory and often arbitrary system of work, entrance and travel permits system restricting freedom of movement both within the country and abroad;
  • The use of diverse methods of active displacement: exile and deportation; the revoking of residency rights; induced emigration through impoverishment; land expropriation, house demolitions and other means of making life in the Occupied Territories unbearable. Schemes of “transfer” have also been suggested (in fact, two parties in Sharon’s government — the National Union Party of the assassinated Tourism Minister Ze’evi and Minister of Infrastructure Lieberman’s “Israel Is Our Home” — have “transfer” as their main political program). Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have “departed” since 1967, but a core of three million sumud (“steadfast”) Palestinians still remains.
  • Zoning policies which, under the guise of planning and the law, serves to freeze the natural development of Palestinian towns and villages. Part of this system involves the restrictive use building permits, enforced by house demolitions, arrests, fines and daily harassment, all designed to confine the population to small enclaves;
  • Expansive “master plans” being drawn around the settlements which allow for massive building while contending that settlement building has been “frozen.”
  • Restrictions on the planting of crops and their sale, together with the wholesale uprooting of hundreds of thousands of olive and fruit trees since 1967; and
  • Employing licensing and inspection of Palestinian businesses as a means of political control.

To all of this must be added, of course, the debilitating psychological costs of life under occupation: loss of life, imprisonment, torture, harassment, humiliation, anger and frustration, as well as traumas suffered by tens of thousands of Palestinians (especially children) who witnessed their homes being demolished, saw their loved ones beaten and humiliated, suffered from inadequate housing, and who lost opportunities to actualize their life potentials. These are wounds that will take generations to heal.


Barak’s “Generous Offer” and the Matrix of Control

This popular view is based on both false information and false assumptions. First of all, there never was an Israeli “offer,” and Israel never proposed to relinquish 95% of the West Bank. At a desperate time when Barak knew he would lose the election, the Israeli delegation came to Taba prepared to talk about conceding 93% of the West Bank – with the Palestinians counter-proposing 97%. But they were not talking about the same land. Because Israel does not consider East Jerusalem and “No Man’s Land” around Latrun as part of the West Bank, but does include the part of the Dead Sea falling within the Palestinian territory, Barak’s 93% was actually more like 88% of the actual Palestinian territory.

The major fallacy in this view is to equate territory with sovereignty. Although gaining control of 95% or 88% of the territory is important – especially if the territory is contiguous — it does not necessarily equate with sovereignty. This is where the crucial issue of control enters the picture. The Palestinians could well receive 95% of the West Bank, Gaza and pieces of East Jerusalem and still not have the prerequisites of national self-determination: coherent territory, economic viability and genuine sovereignty. Since 1967 – and increasingly since the Oslo Accords were signed in 1993 — Israel has laid a “Matrix of Control” over the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza. The Matrix, an intricate and an interlocking series of control mechanisms, resembles the Japanese game of “Go.” Instead of defeating your opponent as in chess, in “Go” you win by immobilizing the other side, by gaining control of key points of a matrix, so that every time your opponent moves he or she encounters another obstacle. This strategy was used effectively in Vietnam, where small forces of Viet Cong were able to pin down and virtually paralyze some half-million American soldiers possessing overwhelming fire-power.

In effect Israel has done the same thing to the Palestinians. Laid out strategically, the Matrix of Control paralyzes the Palestinian population even if Israel does not actually occupy large swathes of land. All the settlements and by-pass roads take up less than 5% of the land; “settlement blocs,” “security zones” and other forms of control can be expanded to include 12% of the land as in Barak’s conception or 56% as in Sharon’s. But these 5-12% are what makes the difference between a bantustan and a sovereign, viable state. From the point of view of control, 88% of the West Bank that the Palestinians might receive indeed, sounds “generous,” but it must be evaluated in light of the impact the other 5-12% have on Palestinian viability and sovereignty.


Barak’s “offer” at Taba deserves to be looked at carefully, not because it was truly an “offer” or because it truly represented the Israeli position or a genuine possibility, but because, as Barak never tired of saying, it is by far the best “deal” the Palestinians will ever be offered, the most “generous,” a one-time “take-it-or-leave-it” that would be a “historical mistake” for the Palestinians to reject. If all this is true, would the so-called “95% offer” at Taba have led to a sovereign and viable Palestinian state? Would it have in fact dismantled Israel’s Matrix of Control? The answer to this “best case” scenario is “no.”

It is true that some significant gains were made at Taba. Israel relinquished claim to the Jordan Valley, much territory was conceded (though not 95%), the settlement blocs were reduced in size, and Israel gave up its extra-territorial control over its by-pass road system. The Palestinians gained a greater degree of territorial contiguity and control of their borders, though not of their water resources. But Taba did not break Israel’s hold on the Occupied Territories. On the contrary, it revealed how much Israel could relinquish and still retain control. Taba revealed the essential elements of the Matrix of Control, the minimum “red lines” of any foreseeable Israeli government. Looked at closely, this is what the “generous offer” in fact offered:

  • Consolidation of Strategic Settlement Blocs. In the mid-1990s Israel began a major strengthening and consolidation of its settlement presence. In order to avoid international opposition to the establishment of new settlements, the government shifted to building new settlements within the expansive master plans around each settlement. In that way it was able to argue that it was simply “thickening” existing settlements to meet natural population growth (an outright falsification), not establishing new ones. It also began to merge discrete settlements into large settlement blocs. Although the fate of some of these blocs remains uncertain (the Jordan Valley settlements, for example, as well as the Kiryat Arba bloc near Hebron and settlements in heavily populated Palestinian areas), Israel is unmoving in this insistance on retaining three large blocs comprising today some 150,000 Israeli settlers:
    1. The city of Ariel and its surrounding “Western Samaria” bloc control a strategic area on the western side of the West Bank, seriously compromising territorial contiguity and the coherent flow of people and goods between the major Palestinian towns of Kalkilya, Nablus and Ramallah. It would also severely restrict the urban development of the Kalkilya area. No less important than its strategic location on the ground is Ariel’s location vis-a-vis Palestinian resources under the ground: the Ariel bloc sits atop the major aquifer of the West Bank and would control the flow and distribution of water.
    2. The central Givat Ze’ev-Pisgat Ze’ev-Ma’alei Adumim (and perhaps Beit El) bloc stretches across much of the central West Bank from the Modi’in area to within 20 kilometers of the Jordan River. It effectively divides the West Bank in two, compelling north-south Palestinian traffic (especially from Ramallah to Bethlehem and Hebron areas) to pass through Israeli territory – the funnel-like Eastern Ring Road. It also keeps the Palestinians of the West Bank far from Jerusalem, isolating the 200,000 Palestinians of East Jerusalem from their wider state and society, and cutting the natural urban link between Jerusalem and Ramallah. In terms of viability, this bloc, a main component of Israeli “Greater Jerusalem,” constitutes the greatest threat to a coherent Palestinian state.
    3. The Efrat-Gush Etzion-Beitar Illit bloc to the southwest of Jerusalem (yet connected through Gilo, Har Homa and the Eastern Ring Road/Road #7 complex to the Ma’aleh Adumim bloc) is the other key component of “Greater Jerusalem.” It also impacts seriously on the viability and sovereignty of any Palestinian state. The bloc severs any coherent connection between the major cities of Bethlehem and Hebron, as well as traffic using the “safe passage” from Gaza. It forces Palestinians moving between these areas to use Israeli-controlled “security” roads passing through dense areas of settlement, continually exposed to disruption and closure. It locks in Bethlehem to the extent of preventing its normal urban development. And, like the Ariel bloc, it sits astride and brings into Israeli control a major West Bank aquifer.
  • The Creation of a “Greater [Israeli] Jerusalem.” The Givat Ze’ev-Adumim and Gush Etzion settlement blocs, 250 square kilometers containing some 80,000 settlers, when annexed to Israeli-controlled “Greater Jerusalem,” will dominate the entire central region of the West Bank and obstruct the territorial contiguity necessary for a viable Palestinian state. They also function as a buffer, to separate Jerusalem from its wider West Bank surroundings, thus keeping the Palestinians at a considerable distance away. Because some 40% of the Palestinian economy revolves around Jerusalem in the form of tourism, commercial life and industry, removing Jerusalem from the Palestinian realm carries such serious economic consequences as to call the very viability of the Palestinian state into question. And in general the “Greater Jerusalem” concept neutralizes Jerusalem as a major Palestinian urban, religious and cultural center.
  • The Emergence of a “Metropolitan [Israeli] Jerusalem.” The ring roads and major highways being built through and around Jerusalem are intended to create a regional infrastructure of control, turning Jerusalem from a city into a metropolitan region. “Metropolitan” Jerusalem covers a huge area. Its boundaries, incorporating a full 10% of the West Bank (440 square kilometers), stretch from Beit Shemesh in the west up through Kiryat Sefer until and including Ramallah, then southeast through Ma’aleh Adumim almost to the Jordan River, then turning southwest to encompass Beit Sahour, Bethlehem, Efrat abnd the Etzion Bloc, then west again through Beitar Illit and Tsur Hadassah to Beit Shemesh. It also provides a crucial link to the Kiryat Arba and the settlements in and around Hebron. In many ways “Metropolitan” Jerusalem is the Occupation. Within its limits are found 75% of the West Bank settlers and the major centers of Israeli construction.
  • By employing a regional approach to the planning of highways, industrial parks and urban settlements, an Israeli-controlled metropolis can emerge whose very power as a center of urban activity, employment and transportation will render political boundaries, such as those between Jerusalem and Ramallah or Jerusalem and Bethlehem, absolutely irrelevant. A good example of how this is already happening is the new industrial park, Sha’ar Binyamin, now being built at the “Eastern Gate” to metropolitan Jerusalem, southeast of Ramallah. In terms of Israeli control this industrial park provides an economic anchor to settlements – Kokhav Ya’akov, Tel Zion, Ma’aleh Mikhmas, Almon, Psagot, Adam, all the way to Beit El and Ofra – that otherwise would be isolated from the Israeli and Jerusalem economy. More to the point, it robs Ramallah of its economic dynamism, providing jobs and perhaps even sites for Palestinian industry that would otherwise be located in or around Ramallah. Again, looking at Israel’s strategy from the point of view of control rather than territory, “Metropolitan Jerusalem” virtually empties a Palestinian state of its meaning in terms of viability and sovereignty.
  • An East Jerusalem Patchwork. Between the negotiations at Camp David and Taba, various options were explored to give the Palestinians more of a presence in East Jerusalem, which they claim as their capital. The peripheral villages and neighborhoods to the north and south of the city might have been ceded, although the Palestinians might receive less than full sovereignty over them – “functional autonomy,” “administrative control” or “limited sovereignty.” In Taba Israel considered ceding some parts of the core areas as well: some of the “Holy Basin” between the Old City and the Mount of Olives, downtown East Jerusalem, the Sheikh Jarrah Quarter, and in the Old City the Muslim and Christian Quarters. The Temple Mount/Haram issue remained unresolved, with Israel prepared to cede “functional sovereignty” (though not official) to the “upper” area of the mosques, while retaining sole sovereignty over the “lower” Western Wall.
  • Regardless of the size of the territorial compromises, Israel will not cede the entire area of East Jerusalem, where Israelis (about 200,000 in number) outnumber Palestinians. Since the settlements there were situated strategically for maximum control of territory and movement, and since they are today in the process of being connected, any Palestinian patches will only tenuous connections to each other and to the Palestinian capital in Abu Dis. The Palestinian presence in Jerusalem will be fragmented and barely viable as a urban and economic center. Moreover, it would be entirely surrounded by the “outer ring” of Israeli “Greater Jerusalem,” hemming it in and preventing East Jerusalem’s normal urban and economic development. (Indeed, functionally ceding Palestinian areas of East Jerusalem to the Palestinians – relinquishing an “unwanted” population of some 200,000 people without relinquishing control – while incorporating the surrounding settlements into a “Greater Jerusalem” would increase the majority of Jews in the expanded city from the present 70% to 85%.)
  • Israeli Control over Highways and Movement. Over the past decades (and especially during the Oslo “peace process’), Israel has been constructing a system of major highways and “by-pass roads” designed to link its settlements, to create barriers between Palestinian areas and to incorporate the West Bank into Israel proper. Even if physical control over the highways is relinquished, strategic parts will remain under Israeli control – the Eastern Ring Road, Jerusalem-Etzion Bloc highway, Road 45 from Tel Aviv to Ma’aleh Adumim, a section of Highway 60 from Jerusalem to Beit El and Ofra, and the western portion of the Trans-Samaria highway leading to the Ariel bloc. In terms of the movement of people and goods, this will effectively divide the Palestinian entity into at least four cantons: the northern West Bank, the southern portion, East Jerusalem and Gaza. There are other restrictions as well. The “safe passages” from Gaza to the West Bank, crucial to the viability of a Palestinian state, will only be administered by the Palestinians; they will not receive extra-territorial status. And Israel insists on retaining rights of “emergency deployment” to both the highway system and to the Jordan Valley, severely compromising Palestinian sovereignty. Indeed, the highways would retain the status of Israeli “security roads,” meaning that Palestinian development along them would remain limited.
  • To fully understand the role of the highway grid in completing the process of incorporation, one must link these West Bank developments to the ambitious Trans-Israel Highway project. Already in 1977, in his Master Plan for the settlement and incorporation of the West Bank, Sharon presented his “Seven Stars” plan calling for contiguous Israeli urban growth straddling both sides of the “Green Line.” The Trans-Israel Highway, which hugs the border of the West Bank, provides a new “central spine” to the country. Hundreds of thousands of Israelis will be resettled in the many towns and cities planned along the length of the highway, especially along the “Green Line” and in areas of the Galilee heavily populated by Arabs. New and expanded Israeli cities, towns and settlements on both sides of the Green Line form a new “metropolitan core-region” in which Metropolitan Tel Aviv (including the Modi’in area settlements, Rosh Ha-ayin and the Ariel bloc) meets Metropolitan Jerusalem (stretching from Modi’in, Kiryat Sefer, Beit Shemesh and the Etzion Bloc across the most of the central West Bank to the settlements east of Ma’aleh Adumim. The Trans-Israel Highway, articulating as it does with the highways and settlement blocs of the West Bank, moves the entire population center of the country eastward, reconfiguring the entire country.
  • Industrial Parks for Economic Control. The establishment of industrial parks on the “seam” between Israel and the Palestinian state is a key strategy in subduing popular Palestinian opposition to continued Israeli presence and control in the Occupied Territories.
  • Seven such parks have already been built, with several other in various stages of planning and construction. Yet, while providing employment to the Palestinian workforce, these industrial parks threaten the economic viability of the Palestinian state, maintain a dependency relationship on Israel and present dangers to the environment. They allow Israeli firms continued access to cheap Palestinian labor while denying the workers access to Israel (a key component of the “separation” strategy). Although they pay higher salaries than Palestinians can earn in their own de-developed economy, the wages are still well below Israeli minimum wages and benefits. The proximity of Israeli industrial parks to weaker Palestinian industries nearby creates unfair competition and in the end saps Palestinian cities of their economic vitality. (They also provide crucial economic anchors to the settlements whose residents manage the parks and the factories, as the Sha’ar Binyamin project illustrates.) Just as serious, the lax environmental standards and low costs means that these industrial parks attract Israel’s most polluting industries – chemical, aluminum, plastics, metalworks, batteries. Though established in Palestinian areas (or specially-created Industrial zones), these parks ensure Israel’s ability to continue dumping its industrial wastes into the West Bank.
  • Meeting Israeli “Security” Concerns. “Security” is defined by Israel in such maximalist terms that it ensures Israeli political, military and economic control. Israel insists that a Palestinian state will be demilitarized and forbidden to enter into military pacts with other states, that Israel controls Palestinian airspace, and that it reserves the right to deploy forces in the Jordan Valley in the indeterminate event that it perceived “a threat” of invasion. Controlling Palestinian labor and commercial movement through the imposition of “security borders,” part of Israel’s declared policy of “separation” from the Palestinians, constitutes additional constraints on Palestinian development, locking the less that 20% of Palestine that is the state from the other more than 80% that is Israel.
  • Limited Palestinian Sovereignty. A Palestinian state would possess limited sovereignty only. It would be demilitarized and unable to form military alliances not approved by Israel. It would have jurisdiction over its borders, but would have certain restrictions as to who may enter (especially vis-a-vis the refugee issue). And the restrictions regarding military contingencies (defined by Israel) would apply.


Dismantling the Matrix of Control: The Only Way Out

If Israel can force or induce the Palestinians to accept the Camp David formula (or find a post-Arafat quisling to sign the bottom line), it will have succeeded in securing control over the Greater Land of Israel while having relieved itself of the Palestinian population of the Occupied Territories. This is also true of Barak’s “generous offer” at Taba – Israel’s “best deal” (though it never really approached a concrete “offer” or “deal”). Again, it is not hard to understand why the Palestinians rejected it. Taba would have given Israel title to more than 80% of Palestine and control over the rest. The Palestinians would have had to cede the elements essential to their self-determination: economic viability and developmental potential, territorial contiguity, true independence, a normal and sovereign civil society, recognized borders under their own control. Indeed, they were already skating on the thin edge of viability and sovereignty. At Oslo the Palestinians gave up political claim to 78% of their country, and agreed to a mini-state of limited sovereignty: no army, no military alliances not approved by Israel, certain Israeli economic controls and even limitations on who may enter Palestine. Barak’s “take it or leave it” approach also prevented agreement. The Palestinians feared they would be doomed forever to a truncated, dependent, semi-sovereign mini-state, their hopes for a real country and the resolution of the refugee issue frozen within the parameters of Oslo, Camp David and Taba – and ultimately within the Matrix of Control.

Taba did show that peace was possible, but only if Israel truly dismantled its Matrix of Control. Although it represents Israeli’s “best case” scenario, it may not even have been “real.” In articles and interviews Barak has given since leaving office, he has reiterated his old pre-Taba, Camp David positions — 80% of the settlers must remain under Israeli sovereignty; “separation;” Israel retains 15% of the West Bank, etc. Or did he agree knowing full well that any Taba agreement had no chance passing the Knesset? We will never know. What we do have now is a Sharon-Peres government determined to break Palestinian resistance once and for all. Refusing to even consider picking up the negotiations from where they left off at Taba, Sharon has offered the Palestinians 42-56% of the West Bank (the present extent of Areas A and B with some corridors), none of East Jerusalem and a truncated Gaza.

The Matrix of Control represents Israel’s success in establishing a system of control over the Occupied Territories that has lasted decades. Its usefulness does not end there. Because it renders the Occupation invisible, it is capable of deflecting opposition at home and abroad. Although it was Israel who prejudiced the outcome of the Oslo negotiations by measurably strengthening its grip over the Occupied Territories and offering concessions that left its control intact, it is the Palestinians who have been almost universally blamed for the breakdown of the “peace process.” An understanding of the Matrix of Control is essential for comprehending the sources of the present conflict and the obstacles to its resolution. Only dismantling it will lead to a just and lasting peace. This is the only way that Israel’s long-standing and ongoing campaign of “creating facts on the ground” can be effectively neutralized.

The US, Reversing Course on Cluster Bombs, Is Testing New Ones in Israel

December 28, 2018

In fact, the US is planning to buy new ones — from an Israeli company.

The Trump administration has decided to reverse a policy instituted in 2008 by President George W. Bush (and carried out by President Obama) to end the use of cluster munitions with a failure rate of more than one percent — “duds” — as of Jan. 1, 2019.

Instead, Washington is testing new, more sophisticated cluster munitions to replace those that do not meet the new standards.

“After spending hundreds of millions of dollars researching alternatives to cluster munitions, the US has decided it can’t produce ‘safe’ cluster munitions so it will keep using ‘unsafe’ ones,” wrote Mary Wareham, the arms-division advocacy director at Human Rights Watch, in 2017.

Cluster munitions not only spread bomblets (or “bombies,” as they are called in Southeast Asia) across a wide area, but they can also leave unexploded ordnances that can detonate years if not decades after their release.

The weapon has been banned by more than 100 countries through the Convention on Cluster Munitions, as it does not differentiate between combatants and civilians on the ground.

The weapons were first used in World War II by the Nazis, called the “butterfly bomb.”

New, more efficient munitions


Although more than 100 countries have banned cluster munitions, the US is testing new ones abroad.

US military budget documents reveal that the US is testing the new cluster munition, the M999, in Israel.

IMI Systems, formerly a state-owned company that was recently privatized and that has as a board member Yitzhak Aharonovich, an ex-minister of public security, produces the M999, an antipersonnel cluster weapon.

(IMI also makes the Uzi submachine gun.)

IMI Systems, as well as Israel’s defense ministry, did not follow up on many interview requests with PassBlue, including while this reporter was in Israel.

The testing should be done before the end of 2019, according to military documents.

The US Department of Defense has confirmed it is planning to test the weapon to replace older types.

An unexploded cluster munition bomblet in Laos. The US dropped 14 million tons of the weapon in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. The US is seeking to use new types of the munition that “minimize unintended harm.”

US sending internationally-banned munitions to Israel to be used in Gaza war

15 November 2023


Israel’s military and government have a long and well-documented history of making false and misleading statements to cover up and deflect responsibility for war crimes they commit against Palestinians. The following document provides some of the most egregious examples in recent years.

Lying about use of white phosphorus in violation of international law – October 2023

  • On October 10 in Lebanon and October 11 in Gaza, the Israeli military used white phosphorus shells in violation of international law. Israel denied the claim, stating it was “unequivocally false.” However, Human Rights Watch verified videos of “multiple airbursts of artillery-fired white phosphorus” launched by the Israeli military over the Gaza City port and along the Israel-Lebanon border, labeling it a violation of international humanitarian law. Amnesty International also documented the presence of white phosphorus shells at an Israeli army base in southern Israel near Gaza.
  • In 2009, during Israel’s attack on Gaza known as Operation Cast Lead, Israel initially “denied outright” that it used white phosphorus. However, Human Rights Watch subsequently documented Israel’s widespread use of white phosphorus shells in Gaza, including in densely populated urban areas, a UN compound, and a UN school. In total, Israel fired more than 200 white phosphorus shells during the assault.
  • Israel also accused Hamas of firing a white phosphorus shell in 2009, a claim that Human Rights Watch concluded was false.

Unsubstantiated claims about beheading of children – October 2023

  • Israel’s military and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office claimed that Hamas fighters beheaded up to 40 children during their October 7 attack on the town of Kfar Aza. The incendiary allegations spread quickly and were widely repeated in the media and by President Joe Biden, who falsely claimed during a meeting with Jewish leaders that he personally saw photos of beheaded children, which the White House later walked back, admitting he had not seen any such photos and that the US had not verified the claim. However, Israeli journalists who visited the scene of the alleged beheadings saw no evidence to support the allegation and the Israeli military officials accompanying them made no mention of it. The Israeli army subsequently refused to confirm the claim and more than a week later no evidence has emerged to support it.

Unsubstantiated claims of rape – October 2023

  • Israeli officials circulated claims that Hamas fighters raped women during their attack on October 7, which were widely repeated in the US media and by US politicians, including President Biden during an address on national television. However, on October 10 an Israeli military spokesperson told a journalist from the Forward, Arno Rosenfeld, that Israel “does not yet have any evidence of rape having occurred during Saturday’s attack or its aftermath” and more than a week later Israel has yet to provide any proof. Journalist Rosenfeld also traced how the story spread based largely on claims made by people who didn’t actually say they witnessed the alleged rapes. 

Lying about deadly airstrike on civilian convoy seeking safety in Gaza – October 2023

  • On October 13, a civilian convoy fleeing Gaza City as ordered by the Israeli military on a road identified as a “safe route” by Israel, was hit by an Israeli airstrike, killing 70 people and wounding at least 200. The Israeli military denied attacking the convoy. However, Amnesty International verified videos of the attack and concluded it was the result of an airstrike.

Lying about the murder of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh – May 2022

  • On May 11, 2022, renowned Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was shot in the neck and killed by an Israeli sniper while reporting on an Israeli army invasion of the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank, even though she was nowhere near any fighting at the time and was wearing a vest clearly marked “Press.”
  • Then-Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and the Israeli military blamed Abu Akleh’s death on Palestinians, distributing unrelated video of Palestinian gunfire during the invasion as supposed proof. However, multiple independent investigations, including by The Washington PostThe New York TimesThe Associated Press, and CNN, as well as by human rights groups like Amnesty International, and the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, all concluded that Abu Akleh was killed by an Israeli soldier. The Israeli military itself later backtracked, stating that Abu Akleh may have been killed by one of its soldiers. 

Lying about bombing of media offices in Gaza – May 2021

  • During its May 2021 assault on Gaza, Israel bombed a high-rise tower housing media outlets – including The Associated Press and Al Jazeera – leveling the 14-story building to the ground. Israel claimed the building contained “military assets belonging to the intelligence offices” of Hamas. 
  • However, Human Rights Watch concluded that Israel “provided no evidence to support those allegations” and that the attack “apparently violated the laws of war and may amount to war crimes.”

Lying about the killing of Ahmad Erekat at West Bank military checkpoint – June 2020

  • On June 23, 2020, 27-year-old Ahmad Erekat was on his way to pick up relatives for his sister’s wedding when he crashed his car at an Israeli military checkpoint in the occupied West Bank and was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers.
  • Israel claimed it was an attempted attack on soldiers from its occupying army.
  • However, Forensic Architecture, a research group based at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Palestinian human rights organization Al Haq conducted an in-depth investigation and concluded it was a traffic accident and that Erekat was extrajudicially executed.

Doctoring video to falsely claim medic murdered by Israeli sniper was human shield – June 2018

  • In June 2018, an Israeli sniper murdered a 21-year-old medic, Razan al-Najjar, during protests by Palestinians imprisoned by Israel’s occupation and siege of Gaza. In an attempt to smear her and justify her killing following an international outcry, Israeli officials circulated a video purporting to show her saying she was acting as a human shield for Hamas. 
  • However, the video was subsequently revealed to have been doctored by the Israeli military to take her comments out of context. As noted by Israeli rights group, B’Tselem, the Israeli military initially claimed “soldiers did not fire at the spot where she had been standing.
  • Later, the military said al-Najjar might have been killed by a ricochet, before finally accusing her of serving as a human shield… Contrary to the many versions offered by the military, the facts of the case lead to only one conclusion… al-Najjar was fatally shot by a member of the security forces who was aiming directly at her as she was standing about 25 meters (82 feet) away from the fence, despite the fact that she posed no danger to him or anyone else and was wearing a medical uniform.” 
  • According to the UN, in total Israeli soldiers killed 214 Palestinians protesters in Gaza during the Great Return March, including 46 children.Those killed included at least 3 medical workers and 2 journalists, all of whom were clearly identified as such.

Lying about the murder of two Palestinian teenagers during West Bank protest – May 2014 

  • On May 15, 2014, two unarmed Palestinian teens, 17-year-old Nadim Nuwarah and 16-year-old Mohammed Salameh were shot and killed by Israeli soldiers using live ammunition during a protest in the occupied West Bank.
  • Israel initially claimed its soldiers did not use live ammunition. 
  • Contradicting Israel’s claims, based on videos from the scene and autopsy results, Human Rights Watch concluded both were killed by live ammunition. An investigation by CNN also came to the same conclusion.

Another Zionist Holocaust

Zionist political violence refers to politically motivated violence or terrorism[1][2] perpetrated by Zionists.

The term is used to describe violence committed by those who support the political movement of Zionism, and violence committed against opponents of Zionism.

The violence often takes the form of terrorist attacks and has been directed against both Jewish and Arab targets.

The most active period of most notable Zionist political violence began on June 30, 1924, through the 1940s, and continues to the present day, usually for the purpose of expanding Zionist settlements in Palestine.[3]

The non-Western world majority has turned sharply against Israel—even more sharply than it turned against the US in its war on Russia through Ukraine.

Yet Western media continue to manufacture and inhabit a bubble completely divorced from moral and strategic reality.

They can’t even imagine Israel being in the wrong, even though it obviously is.

They can’t imagine Hamas being noble and chivalrous fighters, and Israelis being cowardly child-killing terrorists, though such is obviously the case.

They can’t acknowledge that the vast majority of the world disagrees with them for very good reasons, not because of “anti-Semitism.”

And above all they can’t imagine that Israel, despite (or because of) its genocidal assault on civilians, is losing the war.  Kevin Barrett

No matter how much sympathy you have for the Palestinians, it’s a good idea to pay attention to where real power in the world lies

The power of the U.S depends on the USD retaining its world reserve currency status.

When it loses it, and that time is nigh, it’s all over for America as its economy, stock and bond markets implode.

More importantly, as goes the fortunes of the USD, so too go the fortunes of the Zionist Usury Banking Cartel (aka ZOG).

The U.S and that cartel of bankers operating out of the City of London, are the lifeblood of the Apartheid Israeli state.

As the power of the former begins to wane, the fortunes of the illegal colonial occupiers of Palestine will also wane and the land will shortly thereafter be returned to its rightful owners. Truth Vigilante

However the war in Gaza ends, Israel has already lost



Hundreds of thousands of Israelis have left their homes in the north and the south, moving to the relatively secure center of the country.

Many go to sleep in their safe rooms or public shelters, or wake up in the middle of the night to watch the latest news. Schools are out, employees work part time or not at all, and the economy is limping. 

But Israelis have suffered another kind of loss — deep, profound and long-lasting.

This one injured their psyche, their sense of collective self and well-being. You can hear it in their voices, note it in their choice of tentative words and see it on their faces — the feeling of “we have been had.”

Before the Hamas attack, Israelis exuded confidence and bravado.

They believed that a surprise war, like the 1973 Yom Kippur War, could not happen again, and that, if it did, their army would nip it in the bud.

Then came the Hamas attack, almost exactly 50 years later, sending the nation into a deep trauma, the way Japan’s surprise attack on U.S. warships in Pearl Harbor instantly changed the American mindset.

On the other side, Hamas has won the war despite the loss of more than 8,000 Palestinians — some unknown combination of fighters and ordinary Gazans. Hamas — a resistance  organization of about 20,000 members — was able to invade a country of more than 9 million occupiers with a powerful US backed  army, kill Zionists , create chaos, shatter the Israeli psyche and bring the Palestinian fight for statehood to the global fore.

But the war between Israelis and Palestinians has been going on-and-off ever since Israel’s 1948 War of Independence, when most Palestinians living in what had become Israel fled to the Gaza Strip and to the West Bank.

 Since then, new generations have emerged and a national Palestinian identity has evolved.

Palestinians want a state of their own, the way the desire of the Jewish population before 1948 turned into the independent state of Israel.


Israeli military censorship hides the truth from you

This was the most important information of Operation Al-Aqsa Flood, yet it had escaped us.

The attack on Israel was not carried out by Hamas jihadists, but by four united armed groups.

This is the first time in fifty years that the Palestinians of Gaza have united.

Like it or not, the long years of Western indifference to the fate of the Palestinians are ending.

From now on, we will have to start applying international law.

Thierry Meyssan

Contrary to what I wrote last week based on dispatches from Western and Arab news agencies filtered by Israeli military censorship, Israel’s attack on October 7, 2023 (operation “Al-Aqsa Flood) “) was not perpetrated by Hamas alone.

Its triggering was decided by a unitary operation chamber of the entire Palestinian Resistance.

Hamas, which is by far the main component, provided the bulk of the troops, but three other groups participated:
 Islamic Jihad (Sunni and Khomeinist),
 the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (Marxist)
 and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-CG).

The Western press reported on the barbaric crimes committed by some of the attackers, but not on the respect of others.

Once verified, the accusations of rape and decapitation of babies [1] constitute war propaganda.

This one-eyed and lying journalism should no longer surprise us.

This clarification modifies the interpretation of the event.

This is no longer a jihadist operation by the Muslim Brotherhood, but an attack by all Palestinians in Gaza.

Only West Bank Fatah, which stands apart from the aforementioned groups and whose president, Mahmoud Abbas, is seriously ill, did not participate.

The aim of this operation was not to “kill Jews”, even if some Hamas jihadists did so (the Israelis count 2,700 dead in total), but to take prisoners, civilians and soldiers, to exchange them. with Arab detainees in Israeli high security prisons [2].

These are not necessarily combatants, but also civilians.

The prisoners were taken away without being able to change clothes in a reminder of how the Israeli army treated Egyptian prisoners at the end of the Six-Day War.

Let us remember that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict does not oppose two States (that of Israel still has no borders and that of Palestine is still not recognized), but two populations.

This is a special situation: the Palestinians are not represented by a state and the Israelis have additional responsibilities as the occupying power.

These events come as, on May 15, 2023, the Gulf Cooperation Council, the Group of 77, the League of Arab States, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and China called for the suspension of Israel from the United Nations as that Tel Aviv will not respect its own commitments [3]


Contrary to what Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition government claimed, the “Al-Aqsa Flood” did not surprise Israel.

This attack had been planned since the clashes of May 2021.

According to CNN, Hamas trained its fighters for this operation for a year and a half [4] .

He built six training camps in Gaza and made promotional films there.

Videos of these workouts were released weeks before the attack. [ 5 ]

In March 2023, Hamas sent a strong delegation to Russia.

On this occasion, he warned Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that his patience was running out and his anger was “on the march”.

In 2023, Iran hosted talks between the region’s various pro-independence forces, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad and Hamas.

They were held in Beirut (Lebanon) under the presidency of General Ismaïl Qaani, commander of the al-Quds brigades of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.

Their aim was to reconcile these actors who had fought a ferocious war in Gaza, then in Syria.

These meetings were made public in May 2023.

On this occasion the Lebanese press discussed the preparation of the unitary operation which was carried out on October 7.

Iran is therefore responsible for reconciling the Palestinian factions.

On September 30, the Egyptian Minister of Intelligence, Kamel Abbas, telephoned the Israeli Prime Minister to warn him against a major Hamas operation against Israel [5].

Egypt, which is fighting the Muslim Brotherhood, was worried that Israel would allow it to expand further.

On October 5, the CIA warned the Mossad of a major operation by the United Palestinian Resistance.

The United States was worried about its scale.

However, according to the New York Times , the CIA reports (September 28 and October 5), still classified, did not mention the use of new combat techniques by the Palestinian Resistance.

Israeli intelligence services then held a meeting to assess the threat.

The Shin Bet (counterespionage) and Amman (military intelligence) participated.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his office therefore lied to their citizens by claiming to have been surprised by Hamas.


Several hypotheses are possible. Here are four:

 Settlers residing illegally in the West Bank are omnipresent in the Israeli coalition government.

They were deaf and blind to what was happening in Gaza.

 Benjamin Netanyahu, reconnecting with the ideology of his father Benzion Netanyahu and his mentor, the Ukrainian Vladimir Jabotinsky, intended to put an end to the Palestinian presence both in Gaza and in the West Bank.

It was he who described geographic Palestine as “A land without a people, for a people without a land”.

 Benjamin Netanyahu, reviving an old project, wanted to create a pretext to justify a war against Iran and extend Israel’s influence in the Middle East.

 The American followers of German fascist Leo Strauss, continuing what they are already doing in Ukraine, wanted to create a pretext to justify a broader war against Russia.

These four hypotheses are neither mutually exclusive nor exhaustive.


Israeli leaders have drawn a parallel between the official version of the Hamas attack and the official version of the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States.

For them, it is a question of emphasizing the barbarity of the adversary, the surprise of the camp of Good and of justifying the wars which will follow.

This parallel is nourished by the fact that Hamas claims to be the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, while Osama Bin Laden was trained by Mohammad Qutb, the blood brother of the Brotherhood thinker, Sayyid Qutb.

This parallel does not hold: it is impossible that the September 11 attacks were perpetrated by al-Qaeda.

The US authorities have never been able to respond to my objections [6] to their version.

In addition, new elements have emerged since these events contradicting the administration of President George W. Bush.

Today, 54% of Americans do not believe the version of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry.

However, while it is still unclear precisely who organized the September 11 attacks, we have identified a group that is involved, the Project for a New American Century.

However, one of its main members, Elliott Abrams, is the organizer of the regime change that Benjamin Netanyahu carried out in Israel and which his opposition described as a “coup d’état” [7].

However, this man has a serious criminal past (he is notably involved in the genocide of the Mayans organized by the Israeli terrorist Yitzhak Shamir and the Guatemalan general Efraín Ríos Montt [8].

He was convicted in the United States for his lies [9] and for its role in the Iran-Contras affair), we can reasonably wonder about its possible role in Israel’s passivity in the face of the preparation of the Hamas attack.

Last July, President Joe Biden appointed this controversial Republican to the bipartisan United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, that is to say, to the supervision of US propaganda around the world.


Such a sophisticated operation requires resources and information that only a state can have.

The weapons he used were from the United States, the Soviet Union and North Korea.

They circulate in Lebanon and Palestine.

Three hypotheses were formulated:

• The hypothesis of Iranian responsibility must be rejected because of the agreement concluded between Hassan el-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, and Rouhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Moreover, Iran has already vehemently denied any responsibility to the United Nations.

However, this is the theory defended by Elliott Abrams [10].

Iran is not responsible for the “Al-Aqsa Flood”, but for the reconciliation of Palestinian factions.

• The hypothesis of Russian responsibility is not based on any evidence.

At most, we can note that the conflict in Palestine will absorb Western resources and therefore reduce their pressure against Russia in Ukraine.

Likewise, we can anticipate an increase in hydrocarbon prices, favorable to Moscow.

However, Russia does not have the means to initiate a new front as it fights in Ukraine. In addition, Moscow has continued to fight militias from the Muslim Brotherhood since the creation of the Russian Federation.

However, this is the theory that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky argued before the 31 NATO Defense Ministers in Brussels on October 11 [11].

The Israeli Minister of Defense, Yoav Galant, spoke by video during this meeting, to the same effect [12].

• The hypothesis of Turkish responsibility, on the other hand, still holds.

In addition to the fact that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan organized the last Hamas congress in Istanbul, the main leaders of Hamas now reside in Türkiye, while those of the Muslim Brotherhood as an international body are divided between the United Kingdom. United, Qatar and Türkiye.

However, knowing that the CIA was following the preparation of the Hamas operation, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken telephoned his Turkish counterpart and former head of the secret service, Hakan Fidan, on the night of October 6 to 7 [13], that is to say at the time when Hamas launched its attack and even before the Israeli army woke up.

Subsequently, Antony Blinken telephoned his counterparts in Israel and Palestine, then again [14] and again [15] in Türkiye.

Finally, during the summit of NATO defense ministers, Secretary Loyd Austin revealed that the United States had asked Turkey to intervene to free the US hostages. However, he did not specify whether this decision was made before or after the dispatch of the USS Gerald Ford naval group .


According to the United Nations, Palestinians have the right to a sovereign state within the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.

This formula implies that:
• The State of Palestine has the right to have its own army (which Israel relentlessly opposes);
• All post-1967 Jewish settlements and East Jerusalem must be returned to the State of Palestine.

• Every Palestinian, or right-holder, will have the right to return to Israel and settle in their home (right of return). Israel will have to compensate those whose property was recycled or destroyed.

According to the United Nations, Israelis have the right to a sovereign state within the 1967 borders with West Jerusalem as its capital.

This formula implies that:
• Israel has the right to have its own army (which it already has)
• All post-1967 Jewish settlements and East Jerusalem must be returned to the State of Palestine.

It is not impossible that Israelis will continue to live there, but it will be as foreigners.

• Israel must grant the right of residence to each Palestinian, or beneficiary, expelled in 1948, who requests it. Israel must return their property or compensate them (right of return).

Initially, these two states (Palestine and Israel) were to be federated within a binational supranational state where each citizen would have an equal voice.

This is clearly impossible at the moment.

We can envisage an international peace force coming to intervene between the two States of Palestine and Israel.

Again this seems difficult. On the one hand because no one will want to be part of it and on the other hand because this is not what the United Nations originally planned.

These envisaged peacekeeping observers, but not a military interposition force. Finally, we can consider demilitarizing the two states and giving them guarantees of non-aggression by their neighbors.

Everyone understands that international law imposes considerable losses of territory and property for Israel, whereas it only involves the abandonment of claims for Palestine.

But it is the price of justice and peace.


Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition, which includes Jewish supremacists comparable to the Muslim supremacists of Hamas, changed the basic laws of Israel, a state without a Constitution, in August.

In the opinion of observers, particularly the American press, the government carried out a “coup d’état” by suppressing the independence of the judiciary. Massive demonstrations have shaken Israel for several months.

Faced with the attack it is undergoing, Israel can only survive by agreeing to unify its ruling class.

Former Prime Minister Yair Lapid demanded that Jewish supremacist ministers resign so that he could participate in a national unity government.

Itamar Ben-Gvir (Minister of Internal Security) and Bezalel Smotrich (Minister of Finance) have supported, since they were in government, three anti-Arab pogroms, notably that of Huwarrah [16] .

However, former Defense Minister General Benny Ganz did not set the same condition. Ultimately, the current Prime Minister decided to include both of them in his government, without dismissing the Jewish supremacists.

But he created a war council, from which Jewish supremacists are excluded.

At that moment, military censorship came into play. It was so strong that the Minister of Information, Distel Atbaryan, resigned in the middle of the war.

It is not possible to know the exact composition of the war council, whose deliberations were very stormy.

We just know that the Minister of Defense, General Yoav Gallant, is not at all on the same wavelength as his predecessor, General Benny Ganz.

To the point that the Prime Minister called for help the former chief of staff, General Gadi Eisenkot, a supporter of massive bombings of civilians, so that he could participate in the council’s deliberations as an observer.

Under no circumstances should Israelis and the rest of the world know how each other reacts to Benjamin Netanyahu’s passivity in the preparation of Operation “Al-Aqsa Flood” and in the early hours of its implementation. .

Likewise, no one knows what the war council decided.

President Isaac Herzog himself was kept out of the deliberations.

It seems that the debates discussed the expulsion to Egypt or the massacre of the two million inhabitants of Gaza.

This is why the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, urgently went to Tel Aviv to call for calm.


International law grants Israel the right to defend itself against the attack it is suffering.

This is what he did for five days while chasing the attackers who had entered his territory.

Subsequently, Israel began the siege of Gaza, while the Israeli army bombarded Gaza City (but not the southern Gaza Strip).

This operation once again violates international law.

If we can accept that Israel has a right to follow up on Palestinian fighters in Gaza, the siege of the Gaza Strip and the bombing of civilian buildings are war crimes.

At a press conference, it emerged that Israel’s President, Isaac Herzog, does not know what his army is planning.

Referring to the position of the Arab League since the Six-Day War, Egypt closed its border with Gaza.

The League intends to support Palestinian demands and therefore refuses any transfer of population and any naturalization.

Furthermore, Cairo does not intend to take responsibility for 2 million immigrants and especially not for Hamas, whose parent company, the Muslim Brotherhood, is banned in Egypt.

The Israeli army stands ready to reoccupy the Gaza Strip. It is massing all around.

The occupation of Gaza would constitute a violation of international law, while a counter-insurgency war would, in itself, be a war crime.

The United States has shipped weapons and ammunition to Israel.

They deployed a naval group off the coast of Gaza (the aircraft carrier USS Gerald Ford , the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy and the four guided-missile destroyers USS Thomas Hudner, USS Ramage, USS Carney and USS Roosevelt ), then a second naval group (the aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower , the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea , and the three guided-missile destroyers USS Laboon, USS Mason, and USS Gravely ).

However, they called on Israel to exercise restraint.

It seems impossible that Israel could carry out Vladimir Jabotinsky’s project and forcefully empty the Gaza Strip of its two million inhabitants, without international intervention, starting with that of Hezbollah.

A withdrawal of the army is more likely.

Zionists Declare War on America

We face an unprecedented and revolutionary situation. The Zionists have declared war on America.

This is a disaster for America, and may also be a disaster for the Jews.

Victims of Zionism. The Jews are human shields for the Zionists.

November 5, 2023

A little background.

At a moment when Israel is fighting for its very life (if one is to credit the analysis of Scott Ritter (Scott Ritter, “Why I no longer stand with Israel”) and retired U.S. Army Col. Douglas MacGregor (“Israel has LOST no matter what they do! WW3 is HERE!” ), not to mention Israeli IDF retired Major General Itshak Brik (Israel could cease to exist before 80th anniversary, says ex-premier Barak), and Israel is absolutely dependent on American support (Macgregor: “Israel played right into their hands..

They have LOST BIG TIME!” at minute 9), the Jews have decided to open a second front!

And maybe a far more dangerous one. A front against America.

For the Jews, this is very foolish. Even in the worst case (for the Jews), if Israel is annihilated or its population expelled, the Jews still have the United States as a refuge — a refuge which they have spent 100 years spitting on and one which they disdain, but a refuge nonetheless.

Moreover, it is exactly this refuge that could — if anything can — ensure that the first object of their affections — Israel — continues to exist.

One would think that this would be the time U.S.-based Jews would “cool it” on the “anti-Semitism” war they have been waging on any and all deviating from the “Jewish” line for the past century — even if just for a time, to avoid alienating the great power that is the only thing standing between Israel and its potential destruction.

But no. The Jews since the October 7 Hamas attack have essentially declared war not on Hamas — the IDF is haltingly attempting to do that — but on Americans! And not just on any Americans, but on the most precious commodity that non-Jewish Americans — whether Christian, Muslim Americans possess. Their children.

Beyond this, the Jews have declared war not on “any old” Christian/Muslim/Shinto/Buddhist/Hindu children, but on the very best and brightest of all of them — the ones at Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell, MIT, and, by implication, the ones at all the other top Universities in the United States.

A timeline is in order:

October 10. Jewish billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman calls for the “unmasking” of all students at Harvard who signed an October 8 pro-Palestinian petition.

As discussed in an earlier article this petition was relatively benign, saying nothing that had not been said 70 years before by Israeli heroes General Moshe Dayan (Moshe Dayan’s Eulogy for Roi Rutenberg — April 19, 1956) and Israel’s first Prime Minister, David Ben Gurion (Ben-Gurion’s Notorious Quotes: Their Polemical Uses & Abuses — Partners For Progressive Israel )— not to mention Israeli founding father Ze’ev Jabotinsky in his writings starting in the 1920’s. “The Iron Wall” ( .

October 11. Famed Jewish Harvard constitutional law professor Alan Dershowitz (retired but still overly active) calls for the same thing, saying he will “unmask” every student involved in any statement blaming Israel for the violence in the Middle East.

October 11. Professor Dershowitz “unmasks” a Black lesbian law student who had issued a manifesto similar to that issued at Harvard.

As if on cue, a “Big law” law firm Winston & Strawn then withdraws its offer of summer employment to this unfortunate black lesbian law student, stating as its reason her statements on “Holy” Israel.

October 12. Jewish Mega-billionaire Leslie Wexner (who does not know, never knew, Jeffrey Epstein) follows suit with Bill Ackman, threatening to use his influence to destroy the reputations of any student taking a non-Israeli line.

Wexner, the creator of the “Limited” brand and Victoria Secret is a man to be reckoned with.

Although he has never been convicted of a crime, his tax lawyer, Arthur Shapiro was found in front of a condominium door, dead, having been shot several times with a pistol — Les Wexner’s tax attorney Arthur Shapiro was murdered in 1985 in what looked like a Mafia “hit.”

The crime was never solved. This Columbus Ohio police report discusses Wexner’s ties to organized crime. : r/Epstein (; Who Murdered Arthur Shapiro, the Lawyer of Victoria’s Secret Billionaire Les Wexner? (

See also A Kingpin, the Mob, and a Murder: The Deeper Mystery behind the Arthur Shapiro Homicide ( Rumors of connections to persons associated with organized crime have dogged the poor Mr. Wexner over the years.

A Kingpin, the Mafia and a Murder: The Deepest Mystery Behind Arthur Shapiro’s Assassination ( How unjust! As one of Shakespeare’s solid citizens might say: “Who steals my purse steals trash…but he that filches from me my good name makes me poor indeed.” Iago, Othello, Act III.

In October, Apollo Global Management CEO Marc Rowan urged alumni to “close their checkbooks” until Penn attacks “anti-semitism.” (He is Jewish despite his WASPY sounding name — remember Rowan and Martin’s “Laugh In”?) and subservient to mega-billionaire Jewish founder Leon Black, as well as Chairman of the New York United Jewish Appeal.

In October, TV producer, Jewish Richard Wolf, announces he will follow suit with Rowan.

In October. John Huntsman, not Jewish but from time to time interested in politics at the national level requiring Jewish money, followed suit with Rowan, saying that the Huntsman Foundation would “close its checkbook”.

October 17. Ronald Lauder threatens to pull all funding from the University of Pennsylvania. Billionaire Ronald Lauder threatens to pull funding if UPenn doesn’t do more to fight antisemitism | CNN Business . Like Clifford Asness (below) he whined about the highly dangerous — help, help! — Palestinian writer’s conference.

October. David Magerman (Jewish) of mega math hedge fund Rennaisance Technologies, founded by Jewish James “Jim” Simons, said he was closing his checkbook as well, for the same reasons.

October 18. Jewish billionaire hedge fund manager Clifford Asness decides to “withdraw funding” due, in part, to a Palestinian writer’s conference at which a number of individuals presumably said “not nice” things about “all perfect” Israel.

October 18. Jewish law professor at the University of California-Berkeley School of Law, one of the nation’s leading law schools, Steven Solomon in a public letter urged that employers NOT hire his own students — that is, those that do not buy the “I love Israel” narrative.

By the way, has he called on Cravath Swine & Moore not to hire Jewish students who were calling for the support of Israel? Of course not, because they, lucky for them, chose the “right” side. Solomon should be fired immediately.

If Jewish law professors behave in this fashion, this will be a very good reason for Berkeley — a public school, bound explicitly by the first amendment as a government actor — may quietly decide to “dial down” on the number of Jewish professors given tenure from here on out.

How can you run a law school which advertises that its own professors will destroy your chances for a legal career if you have the wrong opinion on a shit-hole country in the Middle East?

October 18. As if on cue, big law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell revoked offers to Harvard and Columbia students that had signed anti-Israel statements.

Ironically, it appears these students are in an exclusive “club” at Davis Polk.

It appears that Frank Lyon Polk himself, the co-founder of Davis Polk and the “Polk” in the name of that firm, would have his job offer revoked as well.

He was Undersecretary of State to Secretary of State Robert Lansing, under whom the State Department was firmly anti-Zionist and opposed to any U.S. approval of the Balfour Declaration. On top of everything else, the complete ignorance of current Davis Polk partners of their antecedents is additional evidence of the complete rot at the heart of the governing class of the United States.

October 26. Leon Cooperman, former Goldman Sachs investment strategist, now running his own billion-dollar hedge fund, Omega Partners, announced suspension of any funding of his alma mater Columbia University (Cooperman graduated from Columbia Business School in 1967). Cooperman said, memorably:

“These kids at the colleges have shit for brains,” Cooperman told “The Claman Countdown” host Liz Claman on Wednesday (Emphasis added). (Sorry Lord Leon — actually they are probably a lot smarter than you are, since, in 1965 Columbia was almost open admissions compared to the admissions competitiveness today).

“We have one reliable ally in the Middle East. That’s Israel. We only have one democracy in the Middle East. That’s Israel.

And we have one economy tolerant of different people, gays, lesbians, etc.

That’s Israel. So they have no idea what these young kids are doing.”

“Now, the real shame is, I’ve given to Columbia probably about $50 million over many years,” he continued. “And I’m going to suspend my giving.

I’ll give my giving to other organizations.”Billionaire Leon Cooperman pulling Columbia funding amid student protests: These kids have ‘s— for brains’ | Fox Business

So based on this amateurish diplomatic analysis, which would be contradicted firmly by at least one former Secretary of State (George Marshall) and Secretary of Defense (James Forrestal), he wants to shut down any speech critical of Israel? Perhaps the one with “shit for brains” is not some 150 IQ Columbia student, but a past-his-sell-by-date Leon Cooperman.

November 2. Steve Eisman, a senior portfolio manager at Neuberger Berman, of “Big Short” fame (see The Big Short by Michael Lewis), any student who “holds up a sign that says ‘free Palestine from the river to the sea should be expelled’” from the university !!! (Emphasis added.)

(Steve Eisman tells UPenn to strip his name off scholarship amid Israel-Hamas war) So in a country whose most prominent statesmen, George Kennan, George Marshall, and Loy Henderson, each strongly urged that Israel not even be created, and which we now know was created due not only to death threats, but primarily to a bribe of $2 million (in 1948 money — maybe $30 million today) in cash delivered by Jewish supremacist Abe Feinberg to a deeply corrupt President Harry Truman (who we now know was busy stealing from his $200,000 (1948 dollars) expense fund) (see The Truman Show) we are now at a point where no person urging that that arguably mistaken formation be reversed— presumably including Kennan, Marshall, and Henderson were they still of college age — can be allowed to attend college? Fuck you, Eisman. And the horse you rode in on.


On October 31, Bill Ackman — apparently after having received some “push back ”, perhaps by Larry Summers, the Jewish former President of Harvard, says he is “re-thinking” his position, and perhaps it would be better not to publicly “unmask” anti-Israel students.

Oddly enough, the new student rant he was discussing involved much worse (at least this author would think) than the original pro-Palestinian statement. It involved an anonymous Harvard student that called, literally, for the death of all Jews “like Hitler.”

Apparently, Ackman was not sufficiently bothered by this to call for his unmasking (!!!!). So maybe this guy will at some point be the pediatrician to Bill’s grandchildren, out of Harvard Medical School. So as to Ackman’s thought (if you can call them that) processes, I just have to say, as Jose Luis Borges might have said: “yo no comprendo”.

—Just a little later, Ackman said the pro-Palestinian students, rather than being doxed, should be forced into re-education programs that apparently — or so Ackman thinks — will convince them to reverse all their firmly held positions and volunteer in the IDF. Good luck, bro.

Then Bill Ackman went full authoritarian, now saying that, rather than unmask students, Harvard et al. should simply be told that no investment bank, hedge fund, or public company will hire any Harvard graduates unless Harvard converts itself into a police state, harassing and chasing down — and presumably expelling — all students not taking the prescribed line on Israel.

Then — I guess the bedsore that is Bill Ackman will be a never-ending stor y. Ackman comes up with a new angle, this time regarding a large group of Harvard Palestinian supporters confronting a Jewish activist attempting to photograph and “dox” them. Apparently in the group confronting the “doxer” was the fuzzy picture of a White student whom Ackman somehow has identified as a member of the editorial staff of the Harvard Law Review, possibly the most intellectually elite legal journal in the United States.

Ackman demands that the Law Review editor — who, like his other editors, are the most sought-after law students in the United States by Judges, law firms, and other potential employers — be “unmasked” and denied employment of any kind after graduation.

November 1. Twenty Four of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the United States issue letters to all the top law schools in the United States to the effect that, if each of them does not take unspecified “steps” to eliminate “anti-semitism,” none of these law firms will hire any graduates of those Law Schools. These include such formerly WASP bastions as Cravath Swaine & Moore, Sullivan & Cromwell, Davis Polk & Wardwell (see above), and Debevoise & Plimpton, as well as traditionally Catholic / WASP firms such as Wilkie Farr & Gallegher.

Presumably these firms either have been taken over completely by Jewish senior partners or have so many Jewish clients that they felt compelled to issue this mind-boggling statement. These law firms and banks are — apart from the hi-tech employers on the West Coast — the principal bastion of high paying jobs and influential careers in the United States.

If all but sycophants of the Jews are cut off from these firms, the result will be a collapsing disaster for the freedom and economic prospects of the rest of America.

If these threats are carried out, this is nothing short of a disaster for non-Jewish Americans. This is, in a word, a direct frontal assault on every non-Jewish American.

If the best and brightest of non-Jews — whether they be White Christians, Blacks, middle eastern Muslims, Latin-American immigrant Catholics (note that except for diminutive Paraguay every country in the Western Hemisphere apart from the U.S. is calling for a cease-fire in Gaza), Chinese, Japanese, Indians, or Pakistani Muslims — cannot find future employment except at the sufferance of Jews, we will be entering a revolutionary stage where non-Jews have only the option of violent revolution to displace an increasingly oppressive Jewish tyranny.

Effectively, it is a non-violent version of Lenin’s recommendation.

He said that if you jailed, killed, or otherwise neutralized the top 10,000 of the bourgeoisie, you controlled the nation, because the remaining bourgeoisie would have no leadership. If the Jews deprive non-Jewish Americans of their 10,000 per year leadership class (approximately the population of the Ivies), they cut off non-Jewish opposition at the head.

So this is an existential battle.

Well, what about Congress, you say? It is “elected” and thus cannot be run by a mere 5 million Jews? Wrong, or at least so it appears.

A deeply conservative new Speaker of the House has just stage managed a large aid package for our “dear friend, Israel,” with only two Republican dissenters. (Democrats opposed it because it was to be paid for by cutting funds for the IRS.)

Part of the problem was described by Trotsky in his book The Russian Revolution. He pointed out that, in tranquil times, elected representatives tended to represent well the views of the people who elected them; if views of the electorate shifted, the shift would ge gradual; this shift would then generally be reflected in the next election, resulting in a legislature back in tune with its electorate. However, Trotsky pointed out, in revolutionary times, this is not the case.

The views of the people shift so dramatically and so quickly that, shortly after election, legislators are already out of tune with their electorate and remain so for an unendurably long tome — until the next election, often years off.

When one also factors in the ossifying and overwhelming effect of Jewish-money and Jewish-controlled media in political campaigns, we have a legislature that responds only to its donors and to media pressure, not to its electorate.

In such cases, both parties put up candidates taking the “pro-Jewish” view, so who cares who wins?

We are in revolutionary times with an ossified Congress, bound in by Jewish money and Jewish media, unable to take actions necessary to protect 350 million Americans from a predatory Jewish financial elite that now appears to be determined to crush out the last glimmering dissent to total Jewish supremacy.

It is astounding that 350 million non-Jewish Americans are dominated by 5 million Jews in a supposedly “democratic” republic. See Why Are Jews So Influential? But that’s where we are.

In an actual democratic republic, our legislators would quickly enact legislation under the commerce clause prohibiting any company engaged in interstate commerce (a very broad designation) from conditioning or denying employment based on the political views of the applicants, enforced by heavy criminal penalties, including significant jail time.

This should of course be coupled with similar restrictions on “denial of service’ by banks, financial institutions, and internet accounts such as Youtube, X, and Facebook. We could call these a “Freedom to Work Act” and a “Freedom to Think Act”. But fat chance either of these would ever get through our Jewish-dominated legislature.

We quoted Lenin before. So let’s quote him again. Lenin famously asked, “what is to be done?” Well, what is to be done? That is the signal issue of our times.

Here are some suggestions. Not a lot, but more than nothing:

(1) Activism directed not against Israel, but against American Jews, specifically those like Dershowitz and Ackman who seek to deprive non-Jewish Americans of their free speech. Instead of a million-man march on Park Avenue or in London, have a million-man march around their homes, perhaps on a “flash mob” basis.

(2) Activism at their places of business. Have a million-man swarm around 125 Broad Street (Sullivan & Cromwell) and 450 Lexington Avenue (Davis Polk). And the offices of all the other Firms.

(3) Activism at the homes and vacation homes of the controlling partners of these firms. Have million man “flash mobs” outside the homes of H. Rodgin Cohen and Joseph Shenker, the two most powerful partners at Sullivan & Cromwell these days, both Jews, and undoubtedly part of the S&C group behind S&C’s signing of the group “fuck you” letter to American law schools.

(4) Similar activism at the homes of the members of the executive or management committees at each of the other firms on the list as well (don’t want to be discriminatory here), whether such members are Jews or just pathetic Shabbos goyim.

(5) Similar activism — flash marches — at the elite private schools attended by any children or grandchildren of these “big shot” lawyers.

Since what is good for the goose is good for the gander, make sure the signs at these demonstrations — like the ones at Harvard — contain the photographs and names of each of those children, perhaps coupled with “Shame!” or “grandson of bloody murderers” or some such.

(6) Petitions to state pension funds to demand they cease yielding over billions of investment capital to any hedge fund manager involved in these anti-free speech campaigns. None of the “hedgies” would have more than the net worth of a New Jersey dentist if not for the “carry” on massive amount of state pension fund money.

(7) Ditto (6) for all college endowments and private pension plans.

(8) Until when and if “Freedom to Work” and “Freedom to Live” acts are passed into law by Congress, similar demonstrations at the offices and homes of the members of the labor committees and communications committees of the U.S. Senate and House.
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In a word, since we cannot appear to control these thugs through proper legislation by the Congress, make the lives of the thugs carrying out this campaign a living hell unitl something — anything — breaks.

1/ In many of those law firms, Jewish partners displaced the old WASP partners in the late 1970’s to 80’s, a development that seemed anodyne at the time but with ominous consequences that are now becoming fully visible.

Moreover, the important clients of these firms became more Jewish.

As late as 1985, half of all M&A transactions were processed through traditionalist WASP Morgan Stanley & Co, Incorporated, the most elite investment bank in the U.S. with very few Jewish partners.

Morgan Stanley and its sister commercial bank, J.P. Morgan, were the two principal clients of Davis Polk in those years.

In addition, there were a number of other WASP investment banks — though with some Jewish partners — with very high prestige: First Boston, Kidder Peabody, Paine Webber, etc.

Those non-Jewish investment banks — together with the Jewish Goldman Sachs — plus firmly “all American” firms like Exxon, were the principal clients of Sullivan Cromwell.

Cravath, generally more on the issuer side than the investment banking side, had principal clients such as non-Jewish IBM, General Electric, and such like. No more.

Morgan is still a big player but for many years was overshadowed by the much more famous Goldman Sachs, and the other WASP firms have all vanished in bankruptcies or sell-outs. So not only are the most powerful partners of these law firms principally Jewish, their clients are too.

For instance, one of the signatories, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett arguably has become slightly less Jewish-dominated than it was in the mid 1980’s, being headed by non-Jewish Richard Beattie and a number of non-Jewish administrative partners. However, Beattie’s principal clients are Jewish-owned KKR and Blackstone.

In addition, many of the most prominent clients today are small, but incredibly lucrative hedge funds, probably more than half of which are run by their original founding entrepreneurial Jews, such as Apollo (Leon Black of Drexel fame), KKR (mentioned above), Blackstone (Steve Schwarzman), and a host of others, last but not least including Pershing Capital, owned and run by infamous Bill Ackman.

They followed evacuation orders. An ‘Israeli’ airstrike killed them the next day.

Israhell never allows victims to escape.

When Palestinians in north Gaza heeded the warnings issued in the Israeli military’s phone calls, text messages, and fliers advising them to head south, they thought they were fleeing to potential safety.

The Israeli Defense Forces issued the guidance Friday, telling all civilians in north Gaza to evacuate to areas south of Wadi Gaza “for your own safety and the safety of your families” as the IDF continues “to operate significantly in Gaza City and make extensive efforts to avoid harming civilians.”

However, some Palestinians who followed the evacuation warnings and fled their homes in search of safety suffered the very fate they were running from: Israeli airstrikes killed them outside of the evacuation zone.

The killings underscore the reality that evacuation zones and warning alerts from the Israeli military haven’t guaranteed safety for civilians in the densely populated Gaza Strip, where Palestinians have no safe place to escape Israeli bombs.

In the early hours on Friday, Aaed Al-Ajrami and his nephew, Raji, received a phone call from an Israeli military official – warning him to get everyone he knows and head southwards immediately, the nephew told CNN. Despite following the instructions and successfully fleeing south of the evacuation zone, Aaed’s family was killed by an Israeli airstrike the next day.

An audio recording of the phone call obtained by CNN reveals the details of the brief conversation – which included the IDF’s instructions to flee south of the evacuation zone and no guidance on how to get there. Raji said once they realized who was calling, they recorded the conversation so they could share it with other family members.

“All of you go to the South. You and all your family members. Gather all of your stuff with you and head there,” the officer told them.

Aaed wanted to know what road would be safe to take and what time they should leave.

“It doesn’t matter which road,” the officer replied. “Do it as fast as you can. There is no time left.”

Not resistance. Just Israhell everyday violence and serial killing of Palestinian children.

Aaed heeded the warning. By sunrise on Friday, he headed south with his family and relatives to stay with friends in Deir Al Balah, a city roughly eight miles south of Wadi Gaza and outside the evacuation zone.

The next day, an Israeli airstrike in the area destroyed parts of the building where Aaed’s family sought refuge – killing him and 12 other members of his family, including seven children.

His nephew Raji, 32, was staying in a different building nearby when he heard the explosion and feared the worst. He rushed to the scene after receiving a call telling him that his uncle’s family members were amongst the victims.

“The destruction was massive,” Raji said. “We started digging people out who were hit by the explosion, some of them were still alive … the gunpowder smell was very strong, the dust was everywhere.”

Bodies of the Ajrami family members killed by an Israeli airstrike

“These people all thought that they were finally safe and that nothing would happen in the area,” Raji said. “You can follow the orders so that you aren’t exposed to danger, but the danger will still reach you wherever you are.”

In response to CNN’s query about the airstrikes in Deir Al Balah and other areas outside of the evacuation zone, an IDF statement said it’s “operating to dismantle Hamas military and administrative capabilities.”

While an estimated 500,000 Palestinians have fled northern Gaza for the south since Friday, many others are unable to make the journey south of the evacuation zone and are stuck in northern Gaza.

Yara Alhayek, 22, told CNN that her family living in the north had nowhere to seek refuge if they headed south. “We couldn’t leave because there is no safe place to go to … it’s really dangerous if we leave our house, it’s really dangerous if we stay in our house, so we have no idea what to do.”

Israel has defended its ongoing hammering of Gaza with airstrikes as targeting Hamas headquarters and assets which are hidden within civilian buildings, claiming that what may appear as a civilian building is actually “a legitimate military target.”

Independent UN experts have condemned Israel’s “indiscriminate attacks against Palestinian civilians.”

Doctors Without Borders released an update Sunday night saying the strikes have also hit hospitals and ambulances and decried that the “indiscriminate bombing campaign in which most casualties have been civilians.”

Israel’s military airstrikes have killed more than 2,800 and injured 11,000 since October 7, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said Monday, according to the official Palestinian press agency, WAFA.

Israeli troops and military equipment have massed at the border with Gaza as Israel prepares to ramp up its response to the counter offensive October 7 attack by the resistance militant group Hamas.

Warplanes continued to blast Gaza over the weekend, as civilians fled southward, following Israel’s evacuation instructions.

Several United Nations agencies have also warned that mass evacuation under such siege conditions will lead to disaster, and that the most vulnerable Gazans, including the elderly and pregnant, may not be able to relocate at all.

“The order to evacuate 1.1 million people from northern Gaza defies the rules of war and basic humanity,” wrote Martin Griffiths, head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, in a statement late Friday. “Roads and homes have been reduced to rubble. There is nowhere safe to go.”

Raji, who has taken in the wounded children that survived the attack, says he has to put on a strong face to support them despite being broken internally.

“I feel the injustice, these are innocent people, what did they do?”

Iran-Russia Set a Western Trap in Palestine

 • OCTOBER 27, 2023

The Russia-Iran strategic partnership – with China in the wings – is laying an elaborate, Sun Tzu-tinged trap for the Hegemon in West Asia.

Apart from Israel, there is no entity on the planet capable of switching the focus, in a flash, away from the west’s spectacular debacle in Ukraine.

The warmongers in charge of US foreign policy, not exactly Bismarckian stalwarts, believe that if Project Ukraine is unattainable, Project Final Solution in Palestine could instead be a – ethnic cleansing – cakewalk.

A more plausible scenario, though is that Iran-Russia – and the new “axis of evil” Russia-China-Iran – have all it takes to drag the Hegemon into a second quagmire. It’s all about using the enemy’s own, discombobulated flip-flapping to unbalance him and disorient him to oblivion.

The White House’s wishful thinking that the Forever Wars in Ukraine and Israel are inscribed in the same lofty “democracy” drive and essential to US national interests, has already backfired – even among American public opinion.

That does not prevent cries and whispers along the Beltway revealing Israel-allied US neocons increasing the tempo to provoke Iran – via a proverbial false flag that would lead to an American attack. That Armageddon scenario neatly fits Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s biblical psychopathy.

Vassals would be forced to meekly comply. NATO heads of state have made a beeline to visit Israel to demonstrate their unconditional support for Tel Aviv – including Greece’s Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Italy’s Giorgia Meloni, Britain’s Rishi Sunak, Germany’s Olaf Scholz, the senile lodger at the White House, and France’s Emmanuel Macron.

Avenging the Arab “century of humiliation”

So far, Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has shown extraordinary restraint by not taking any bait. Hezbollah supports the Palestinian resistance as a whole – and until a few years back, had serious issues with Hamas, with which it clashed in Syria. Hamas, incidentally, while partially funded by Iran, is not run by Iran. As much as Tehran supports the Palestinian cause, Palestinian resistance groups make their own decisions.

The big news is that all these issues are now dissolving. Both Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) went to Lebanon to visit Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah in person this week. That spells out unity of purpose – or what the region’s Axis of Resistance calls the “Unity of Fronts.”

Even more eye-opening was Hamas’ visit to Moscow this week, which was met with impotent Israeli fury. The Hamas delegation was headed by a member of its Politburo, Abu Marzouk. Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri came especially from Tehran and met two of Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov’s key deputies, Sergei Ryabkov and Mikhail Galuzin.

That spells out Hamas, Iran, and Russia negotiating at the same table.

Hamas has called on the millions of Palestinians in the diaspora, as well as the whole Arab world and all lands of Islam, to unite. Slowly but surely, a pattern may be discerned: could the Arab world – and great swathes of Islam – be on the verge of significantly uniting to avenge their own “century of humiliation” – much as the Chinese did after WWII with Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping?

Beijing, via its sophisticated diplomacy, is certainly hinting at it to key players, even before the ground-breaking, Russia-China brokered Iran-Saudi rapprochement was struck earlier this year.

That by itself won’t thwart the perpetual US neocon obsession to bomb critical infrastructure in Iran. Worth less than zero when it comes to military science, these neocons ignore how Iranian retaliation would – accurately – target each and every US base in Iraq and Syria, with the Persian Gulf an open case.

Peerless Russian military analyst Andrei Martyanov has shown what could happen to those expensive American iron bathtubs in the Eastern Mediterranean in case of an Israeli-threatened attack on Iran.

Moreover, there are at least 1,000 US troops in northern Syria stealing the country’s oil – which would also become an instant target.

Ali Fadavi, IRGC’s deputy commander-in-chief, cut to the chase: “We have technologies in the military field that no one knows about, and the Americans will know about them when we use them.”

Cue to Iranian hypersonic Fattah missiles – cousins to the Khinzal and the DF-27 – traveling at Mach 15, and able to reach any target in Israel in 400 seconds.

And add to it sophisticated Russian electronic warfare (EW). As confirmed in Moscow six months ago, when it comes to military interconnection, the Iranians told the Russians at the same table, “whatever you need, just ask.” The same applies vice-versa, because the mutual enemy is one and the same.

It’s all about the Strait of Hormuz

The heart of the matter in any Russian-Iran strategy is the Strait of Hormuz, through which transits at least 20 percent of the world’s oil (nearly 17 million barrels a day) plus 18 percent of liquified natural gas (LNG), which amounts to at least 3.5 billion cubic feet a day.

Iran is able to block the Strait of Hormuz in a flash. For starters, that would be some sort of poetic justice retribution for Israel aiming to gobble up, illegally, all the multibillion-dollar natural gas discovered offshore Gaza: this is, incidentally, one of the absolutely key reasons for the ethnic cleansing of Palestine.

Yet the real deal will be to bring down the Wall Street-engineered $618 trillion derivative structure, as confirmed for years by analysts at Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan, as well as independent Persian Gulf energy traders.

So when push comes to shove – and way beyond the defense of Palestine and in a scenario of Total War – not only Russia-Iran but key players of the Arab world about to become members of BRICS 11 – such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE – do have what it takes to bring down the US financial system anytime they choose.

As an old school Deep State higher up, now in business in Central Europe, stresses:

“The Islamic nations have the economic advantage. They can blow up the international financial system by cutting off the oil. They do not have to fire a single shot. Iran and Saudi Arabia are allying together. The 2008 crisis took 29 trillion dollars to solve but this one, should it happen, could not be solved even with 100 trillion dollars of fiat instruments.”

As Persian Gulf traders told me, one possible scenario is OPEC starting to sanction Europe, first from Kuwait and then spreading from one OPEC country to another and to all countries that are treating the Muslim world as enemies and war fodder.

Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani has already warned that oil to western markets could be put off because of what Israel is perpetrating in Gaza. Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has already called, on the record, for a total oil and gas embargo by Islamic countries against nations – essentially NATO vassals – that support Israel.

So Christian Zionists in the US allied with neocon asset Netanyahu threatening to attack Iran have the potential to pull down the entire world financial system.

Forever War on Syria, remixed

Under the current volcano, the Russia-China strategic partnership has been extremely cautious. To the outside world, their mutual official position is to refuse to side with either Palestine or Israel; call for a ceasefire on humanitarian grounds; call for a two-state solution; and respect international law. All their initiatives at the UN have been duly sabotaged by the Hegemon.

As it stands, Washington has refused the green light for the Israeli ground invasion of Gaza. The main reason is the immediate US priority: buy some time to expand the war to Syria, “accused” of being the key transit point for Iranian weapons to Hezbollah. That also doubles as re-opening the same old war front against Russia.

There are no illusions in Moscow. The intel apparatus knows well that Israeli Mossad agents have been advising Kiev while Tel Aviv was supplying weapons to Ukraine under serious US pressure. That infuriated the siloviki, and may have constituted a fatal Israeli mistake.

The neocons, for their part, never stop. They are advancing a parallel threat: if Hezbollah attacks Israel with something else than a few sparse rockets – and that simply won’t happen – the Hmeimim Russian Air Base in Latakia will be “eliminated” as a “warning” to Iran.

This does not even qualify as children playing in the sandbox. After the serial Israeli attacks on the civilian Damascus and Aleppo airports, Moscow did not even blink before offering its Hmeimim facilities to Syria – complete with clearance for Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) cargo flights, according to some Russian intel sources. Netanyahu will not exactly harbor a death wish by bombing a fully A2/AD (anti-access/area denial) Russian Air Base.

Moscow also clearly sees what those expensive American iron bathtubs in the Eastern Mediterranean might be up to. The response has been swift: Mig-31Ks are patrolling neutral air space over the Black Sea 24/7, equipped with hypersonic Khinzals, which would take only six minutes to visit the Mediterranean.

Amidst all this neocon-drenched madness, with the Pentagon deploying a formidable array of weaponry plus “undisclosed” assets to the Eastern Mediterranean, whether the target is Hezbollah, Syria, Iran, Russia, or all of the above, both China and North Korea – part of the new American-concocted “axis of evil” – have indicated they will not be mere bystanders.

The Chinese Navy is for all practical purposes shielding Iran from a distance. Yet even more forceful has been a statement by Premier Li Qiang – something unusually blunt and rare in Chinese diplomacy:

“China will continue to firmly support Iran in safeguarding its national sovereignty, territorial integrity, and national dignity, and will strongly oppose any external forces interfering in Iran’s internal affairs.”

Never forget that China and Iran are linked by a comprehensive strategic partnership. Meanwhile, Russian Premier Mikhail Mishustin has reinforced the Russia-Iran strategic partnership in a meeting with Iran’s First Vice-President Mohammad Mokhber.

Remember those rice eaters from Korea

Pro-Iran militias across the Axis of Resistance, are keeping a carefully tempered degree of confrontation against Israel, close to guerrilla hit-and-run. They won’t be engaged in massive attacks yet. But all bets are off if Israel invades Gaza. It’s clear the Arab world, for all its massive internal contradictions, will simply not tolerate the civilian massacre.

Bluntly, at the current incendiary juncture, the Hegemon has found the offramp from its Project Ukraine humiliation. They erroneously believe that the same old Forever War rekindled in West Asia can be “modulated” at will. And if two wars turn into an immense political albatross, as they will, what else is new? They will simply start a new war in the “Indo-Pacific.”

None of that fools Russia-Iran and their ice-cold monitoring of the flipping and flapping Hegemon every step of the way. It’s enlightening to remember what Malcolm X was already predicting in 1964:

“Some rice eaters ran him out of Korea. Yes, they ran him out of Korea. Rice eaters with nothing but gym shoes, and a rifle, and a bowl of rice took him and his tanks and his napalm, and all that other action he’s supposed to have and ran him across the Yalu. Why? Cause the day that he can win on the ground has passed.”

Zionist Regime threatens the Red Cross in Gaza

WHO chief says 237 attacks on healthcare verified in Middle East since October 7

As many as 237 attacks on the healthcare system have been verified in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict zone since October 7, World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a briefing, as reported by TASS Russian News Agency.

“So far, WHO has verified 237 attacks on healthcare, including 218 in the occupied Palestinian territory and 19 in Israel. Attacks on healthcare are a violation of international humanitarian law,” he pointed out.

Ghebreyesus said he was “running out of words to describe the horror unfolding in Gaza.”

The WHO chief noted that since October 7, over 10,000 people had been killed, including over 8,500 in Gaza and 1,400 in Israel. More than 21,000 people have suffered wounds.

Fourteen out of 36 hospitals in the Gaza Strip are non-functional.

Israel issues ultimatum to Red Cross

Originally published by Russia Today

Israel’s Foreign Minister Eli Cohen has criticized what he called the “unbalanced focus” of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), amid the IDF’s offensive in Gaza.

He also blasted the Geneva-based aid group for failing to rescue Israeli hostages being held by Hamas.

“The Red Cross has no right to exist if it does not succeed in visiting the hostages being held captive by the Hamas,” Cohen said in a telephone conversation on Wednesday with ICRC director Miriana Spolijaric, according to a summary released by Israel’s Foreign Ministry.

Israel has said that about 240 of its citizens were seized by Hamas in its October 7 cross-border raid, most of whom remain unaccounted for in the besieged Palestinian enclave, which has been targeted with massive retaliatory strikes by the IDF for several weeks.

“The Red Cross must act decisively and with a clear voice and utilize all leverage it has to push for a visit to the hostages as soon as possible,” Cohen said, according to the transcript, noting that “children, women and Holocaust survivors” are among the captives.

Cohen accused the aid organization of showing an “unbalanced focus” on Israel throughout the conflict. “The Red Cross’ reputation is at stake if it cannot secure a visit to those being held captive by Hamas,” he said.

The international aid organization says it ‘cannot force its way through bombs’ to visit the hostages held by Hamas

The Red Cross defended its work on Thursday, with spokesperson Alyona Synenko telling NPR that “when the bombs continue to fall, it is also impossible for our teams to do their jobs.”

“For us it is a priority to get access and to visit all the hostages. The amount of suffering they endure is also unimaginable.

We have been constantly calling on the Hamas authorities to give us access so that we can provide medicine, that we can give news to the families of the hostages.”

“We cannot do that unless we are given the needed humanitarian space and the access to be able to do our job,” Synenko said.

“We cannot force our way through bombs. We just need all the parties to show goodwill and also to respect their obligation under the international humanitarian law.”

The Red Cross, which has been involved in supplying humanitarian aid to Gaza, has also cautioned Israel over civilian casualties – however, Cohen claimed that Israel “is bound by international law and acts in accordance with it.”

Palestinian officials say that more than 9,000 people have so far been killed by Israeli air strikes on Gaza, and that about 70% of those killed are children, women and the elderly.

Originally published by Russia Today

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Justice is Non-Negotiable: Why Israel Cannot Destroy Palestinian Resistance

When the Israeli Ambassador to the UN, Gilad Erdan, who had spearheaded much of the lies communicated by Tel Aviv, especially in the early days of the war, delivered his talk, not a single person clapped.

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November 1, 2023

Gaza has changed the political equation in Palestine.

Moreover, the repercussions of this devastating war are likely to alter the political equation in the entire Middle East and to re-center Palestine as the world’s most urgent political crisis for years to come.

Since the establishment of Israel, facilitated by Britain and protected by the United States and other Western countries, the priorities have been entirely Israeli.

‘Israeli security’, Israel’s ‘military edge’, ‘Israel’s right to defend itself’, and much more, have defined the West’s political discourse on the Israeli occupation and apartheid in Palestine.

This bizarre US-western understanding of the so-called conflict, that an oppressor has ‘rights’ over the oppressed, has enabled Israel to maintain a military occupation over the Palestinian Territories that has lasted for over 56 years.

It has also empowered Israel to neglect the roots of this ‘conflict’, namely the ethnic cleansing of Palestine in 1948, and the long-denied Right of Return for Palestinian refugees.

Within this context, every Palestinian-Arab overture for peace was rejected, even the supposed ‘peace process’, namely the Oslo Accords, turned into an opportunity for Tel Aviv to entrench its military occupation, expand its settlements and to corral Palestinians in Bantustan-like spaces, humiliated and racially segregated.

Some Palestinians, whether enticed by American handouts or shattered by a lingering sense of defeat, lined up to receive the dividends of the US-Israeli peace – pitiful crumbs of false prestige, empty titles and limited power, granted and denied by Israel itself.

However, the Israeli war on Gaza is already changing much of this painful status quo.

Israel’s constant emphasis that its deadly war is against Hamas, against ‘terror’, against Islamic fundamentalism, and all the rest, may have convinced those who are ready to accept the Israeli version of events at face value.

But as the bodies of thousands of Palestinian civilians, thousands of whom are children, began piling up at Gaza hospitals’ morgues and, tragically in the streets, the narrative began changing.

The pulverized bodies of Palestinian children, of whole families perished together, stand witness to the brutality of Israel, to the immoral support of its allies, to the inhumanity of an international order that rewards the murderer and reprimands the victim.

Of all the biased statements made by US President Joe Biden, the one where he suggested that Palestinians are lying about counting their own dead was perhaps the most inhumane.

Washington may not realize this yet, but the repercussions of its unconditional support for Israel will prove to be disastrous in the future, especially in a region that is fed up with war, hegemony, double standards, sectarian divisions and endless conflict.

But the greatest impact will be felt in Israel itself.

When Palestinian Ambassador to the UN, Riyad Mansour, gave a powerfully emotional speech on October 26, he could not hold back tears. International delegations at the UN General Assembly clapped non-stop, reflecting the growing support for Palestine, not only at the UN, but in hundreds of cities and towns, and in countless street corners around the world.

When the Israeli Ambassador to the UN, Gilad Erdan, who had spearheaded much of the lies communicated by Tel Aviv, especially in the early days of the war, delivered his talk, not a single person clapped.

The Israeli narrative had clearly crumbled, crashing to a thousand pieces. Indeed, Israel has never been so isolated. This is definitely not the ‘New Middle East’ that Netanyahu had prophesied in his UNGA talk on September 22.

Unable to fathom how the initial sympathy with Israel quickly turned into outright disdain, Israel resorted to old tactics.

On October 25, Erdan demanded the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to resign for being “unfit to lead the UN”. Guterres’ supposedly unforgivable crime is suggesting that “the attacks by Hamas did not happen in a vacuum”.

As far as Israel and its American benefactors are concerned, no context is allowed to taint the perfect image that Israel has created for its genocide in Gaza. In this perfect Israeli world, no one is allowed to speak of military occupation, of siege, of the lack of political prospect, of the absence of a just peace for Palestinians.

Even though Amnesty International has said in its statement that both sides had committed “serious violations of international humanitarian law, including war crimes”, Israel still attacked it, accusing the group of being ‘anti-Semitic’.

Because, in Israel’s thinking, even the world’s leading international human rights group is not permitted to contextualize the atrocities in Gaza or dare suggest that one of the “root causes” of the conflict was “Israel’s system of apartheid imposed on all Palestinians”.

Israel is no longer all-powerful, as it wants us to believe.  Recent events have proven that Israel’s ‘invincible army’ – a brand that allowed Israel to become, as of 2022, the world’s tenth-largest international military exporter – turned out to be a paper tiger.

This is what is infuriating Israel the most. “Muslims are not afraid of us anymore,” said former Knesset member, Moshe Feiglin, in an interview with Arutz Sheva-Israel National News. To restore this fear, the Israeli extremist politician has called for burning “Gaza to ashes immediately”.

But nothing will turn Gaza into ashes, even if the over 12,000 tons of explosives dropped on the Strip in the first two weeks of war have already incinerated at least 45 percent of the housing units in the Strip, according to the UN’s humanitarian office.

Gaza will not die because it is a powerful idea that is deeply entrenched within the hearts and minds of every Arab, of every Muslim and millions of people around the world.

This new idea is challenging the long-held belief that the world needs to cater to Israel’s priorities, security, selfish definitions of peace and all other illusions.

The discussion should now return to where it should have always been – the priorities of the oppressed not the oppressor.

It is time that we speak about Palestinian rights, Palestinian security and the Palestinian people’s right, in fact obligation, to defend themselves.

It is time for us to speak about justice – real justice – the outcome of which is non-negotiable: equality, full political rights, freedom and the right of return.

Gaza has told us all of this, and much more. And it is time for us to listen.

Nakba 2.0 Revives the Neocon Wars

• October 30, 2023

The Israel vs. Arab Children War, which doubles as the Hegemon vs. Axis of Resistance War, both a sub-branch of the NATO vs. Russia and NATO vs. China War, is veering totally out of control.

By now it’s firmly established that with China brokering peace all across West Asia, and Russia-China going all out on BRICS 11, complete with facilitating energy trade settlements outside the U.S. dollar, The Empire Strikes Back would be totally predictable:

Let’s set West Asia on fire

The immediate goal of Straussian neocon psychos and their silos across the Beltway is to go for Syria, Lebanon – and ultimately Iran.

That’s what explains the presence in the Central and Eastern Mediterranean of a fleet of at least 73 U.S./NATO warships – ranging from two American aircraft carrier groups to 30+ ships from 14 NATO members involved in the ongoing Dynamic Mariner war games off the coast of Italy.

That’s the largest concentration of U.S./NATO warships since the 1970s.

Anyone believing this fleet is being assembled to “assist” Israel in its Final Solution project of imposing Nakba 2.0 on Gaza must read some Lewis Carroll. The shadow war already in play aims to smash all the Axis of Resistance nodes in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq – with Iran kept as the culminating piece de resistance.

Any military analyst with an IQ over room temperature knows all those expensive American iron bathtubs are destined to become sub-oceanic coral reef design – especially if visited by hypersonic missiles.

Of course, this could all be just your average American Power Projection/Deterrence Show. The main actors – Iran and Russia – are not impressed. All it takes is a backward glance over the shoulders at what a bunch of mountain goat herders with fake Kalashnikovs did to NATO in Afghanistan.

Moreover, the Hegemon would need to rely on a serious network of bases on the ground if it ever considered launching a war against Iran. No West Asia actor would allow the U.S. to use bases in Qatar, Kuwait, Iraq or even Jordan. Baghdad is already engaged, for quite a while, in getting rid of all American bases.

Where’s my new Pearl Harbor?

Plan B is, what else, setting up yet another Pearl Harbor (the last one was only a few weeks ago, according to Tel Aviv). After all organizing such a lavish display of gunboat diplomacy in an inland sea unveils a mouth-watering choice of sitting ducks.

It’s idle to expect Pentagon head Lloyd “Raytheon” Austin to factor the possible, cosmic humiliation of the Hegemon having one of its multibillion-dollar bathtubs sunk by an Iranian missile. Were that to happen, they would go – literally – nuclear.

Alastair Crooke – the gold, platinum and rare earth analytical standard – has warned that all hot spots may blow up all at once, destroying the entire (italics mine) U.S. “alliance system”.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, as usual, nailed it, when he said that if Gaza is destroyed, the resulting catastrophe will last “decades, if not centuries.”

What started as a roll of the dice in Gaza is now expanding to all of West Asia and afterwards, inevitably, to Europe, Africa and Asia.

Everyone remembers the preamble to the current incendiary circumstances: the Brzezinski-tinged gambit played out in Ukraine to cut off Europe from Russian natural resources.

This has metastasized into the greatest world crisis since 1939. The Straussian neocon psychos in D.C. have no clue how to back off. So as it stands there is less than zero hope for a peaceful solution for both intertwined wars.

As I previously stressed, the leaders of major oil producers – Russia, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait – can cut off almost half of oil production in the world in one fell swoop, demolishing the entire economies of the EU and U.S. without firing a shot. Diplomatic sources assure this is being seriously considered.

As an old school Deep State source, now in Europe, told me, serious players are actively involved in sending this message to the Beltway “to make the U.S. think twice about igniting a war that they cannot control. When they go to Wall St. to check out the derivative exposure they will already have had time to think it over as documents were sent to folks like Larry Fink at Blackrock and Michael Bloomberg.”

In parallel, a serious discussion is evolving in intel circles across the “new axis of evil” (Russia-China-Iran) about the necessity of consolidating a unified Islamic pole.

The prospects are not good – even if key poles such as Russia and China have clearly identified the common enemy of the whole Global South/Global Majority. Turkey under Erdogan is just posing. Saudi Arabia will not invest itself into defending/protecting Palestine no matter what. American client/minions in West Asia are just scared. That leaves only Iran and the Axis of Resistance.

When in doubt, remember Yahwe

Meanwhile, the vengeful, narcissistic tribe of conquistadors, masters of political deception and moral exemption, is deep into consolidating its Nakba 2.0 – which doubles as the perfect solution to illegally gobble up all that gas offshore Gaza.

The Israeli Ministry of Intelligence’s deportation directive affecting 2.3 million Palestinians is quite clear. It has been officially endorsed by the Ministry on October 13.

It starts with expelling all Palestinians from northern Gaza, followed by serial “land operations”; leaving routes open across the Egyptian border in Rafah; and establishing “tent cities” in northern Sinai and later on even new cities to “resettle Palestinians” in Egypt.

Humanitarian Law and Policy Consultant Itay Epshtain has noted, “I have not been able to detect, as of yet, an agenda item or government decision endorsing the directive of the Ministry. If it was indeed presented and approved it would not likely be in the public domain.”

Several of Tel Aviv’s own extremists are confirming it in their outbursts, anyway.

As for the wider war, it has already been written. A long time ago. And they want to follow it to the letter, in tandem with American Christian Zio-cons.

Everyone remembers Gen Wesley Clark going to the Pentagon two months after 9/11 and learning about the neocon/Christian Zio-con plan to target 7 countries in 5 years for destruction:

Those were Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Syria, Somalia, Sudan – and Iran.

All of them were destabilized, destroyed or plunged into chaos.

The last one on the list is Iran.

Now go back to Deuteronomy 7:1-2, 24:

“Yahweh told Israel that he has identified “SEVEN NATIONS GREATER AND STRONGER THAN YOURSELF” (caps mine), that “you must put under curse of destruction,” and not “show them any pity.” As for their kings, “you will blot out their names under heaven.”

Boycott USA Starting Around World as USA goes from Superman to Homelander

From Starbucks to Coca-Cola, people in Jordan have been boycotting American brands over Washington’s funding and support for Israel and Occupation in the ongoing ethnic cleansing operation against Palestinians.

It started after videos were broadcast of free MacDonald’s meals being given to the Israeli army.  I am personally joining the Boycott urging everyone to stop buying US products.

Here in Mexico, I will be visiting restaurants and stores and telling them I won’t be buying from them anymore if they continue to sell US products.

In fact, I just chose to NOT buy a set of tires from Goodyear and instead bought the Chinese Brand Roadblade instead.

The US has funded Israel with over $280 Billion since 1948.  It funds and supports Occupation.  Recently, the USA came out of the closet saying they 100% support Israel.  To most of us, we have always known this fact;  USA is Israel and Israel is the USA.

But for everyday people, it has NOT always been so clear because the USA plays the shill game of giving a few dollars to Palestine or pretends it sends food to Gaza after the massacres and says “See we are not the villains”.  But they are the villains and have always been the funders of ethnic cleansing.

Why?  Too many reasons to list and who cares why anymore.

Over 4500 children murdered by US/Israel as of Oct. 31. Happy Halloween!

Do you remember when the USA used to be Superman? Now, the US funds terrorism and revenge murdering men, women, and children with bombs in Gaza; over 8500 murdered, over 4500 children, and over 25,000 injured over the past 3 weeks. Now, USA is HOMELANDER, the character from The Boys who pretends to be the hero when, in fact, he’s the villain.

The USA used to be Super Heroes!  They defended the defenseless and helped the needy around the world. They leaped from small buildings in a single bound to rescue the helpless.

But now, no more. They are the villains murdering thousands of human beings with their money and bombs.  They once fought for good.  But now, we the people of the world, must make a stand against them and reject their open villainy.


Why Does Europe Support Israel?

Official policy and threats

“You Americans screwed us” in not supporting Israel in its 1956 war with Egypt. Next time we’ll take all of you with us.”[14] General Moshe Dayan


But they won’t. No one is afraid of death more than Jews.

During the 1960s Israel concentrated on conventional military superiority to defend lands confiscated in the 1948 and 1967 wars – and to convince Palestinians in Israel and the occupied territories that they could not break free of it.

However, in 1973’s Yom Kippur War Israel was almost overwhelmed by Arab forces.

Prime Minister Golda Meir authorized a nuclear alert, ordering 13 atomic bombs be prepared for missiles and aircraft.

Israeli Ambassador/U.S. Simha Dinitz threatened “very serious conclusions” if there was not an immediate airlift of supplies.[7][8][9]

This forced U.S. President Richard Nixon to make emergency airlifts of state of the art military supplies to Israel.[10][11]

Fearing intervention by the Soviet Union, U.S. forces went on Defense Condition (DEFCON) III alert status,[12] something which could have led to full scale nuclear war in case of misinterpretation of signals or hardware or software failures.

Additionally, as Seymour Hersh documents in detail in his book The Samson Option, from 1973 these weapons have been used to discourage the Soviet Union – now Russia – from intervening militarily on behalf of Arab nations.[13]

Obviously an Israeli nuclear attack on Russia by the United States’ great ally Israel would result in Russia sending thousands of nuclear weapons towards the U.S. and the U.S. responding in kind.

Not surprisingly, no nation state has attempted to attack Israel since 1973. A former Israeli official justified Israel’s threats. “You Americans screwed us” in not supporting Israel in its 1956 war with Egypt. “We can still remember the smell of Auschwitz and Treblinka.

Next time we’ll take all of you with us.”[14] General Moshe Dayan, a leading promoter of Israel’s nuclear program,[15] has been quoted as saying “Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother.”[16]

Amos Rubin, an economic adviser to former Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, said “If left to its own Israel will have no choice but to fall back on a riskier defense which will endanger itself and the world at large… To enable Israel to abstain from dependence on nuclear arms calls for $2 to 3 billion per year in U.S. aid.”[17]

In 1977, after a right-wing coalition under Menachen Begin took power, the Israelis began to use the Samson Option not just to deter attack but to allow Israel to “redraw the political map of the Middle East” by expanding hundreds of thousands of Israeli settlers into the West Bank and Gaza.[18]

Then-Minister of Defense Ariel Sharon said things like “We are much more important than (Americans) think.

We can take the middle east with us whenever we go”[19] and “Arabs may have the oil, but we have the matches.”[20]

He proclaimed his – and many Likud Party members’ – goals of transforming Jordan into a Palestinian state and “transferring” all Palestinian refugees there.[21][22] A practice known worldwide as “ethnic cleansing.”

To dissuade the Soviet Union from interfering with its plans, Prime Minister Begin immediately “gave orders to target more Soviet cities” for potential nuclear attack. Its American spy Jonathan Pollard was caught stealing such nuclear targeting information from the U.S. military in 1985.[23]

During the next 25 years Israel became more militarily adventurous, bombing Iraq’s under-construction Osirak nuclear reactor in 1981, invading Lebanon to destroy Palestinian refugee camps in 1982 and to fight Hezbollah in 2006, massively bombing civilian targets in the West Bank Jenin refugee camp in 2002 and thoughout Gaza in 2008-2009.

There are conflicting reports about whether Israel went on nuclear alert and armed missiles with nuclear weapons during the 1991 Gulf War after Iraq shot conventionally armed scud missiles into it.[24][25]

In 2002, while the United States was building for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, then Prime Minister Ariel Sharon threatened that if Israel was attacked “Israel will react. Is it clear?”[26]

Israeli defense analyst Zeev Schiff explained: “Israel could respond with a nuclear retaliation that would eradicate Iraq as a country.” It is believed President Bush gave Sharon the green-light to attack Baghdad in retaliation, including with nuclear weapons, but only if attacks came before the American military invasion.[27]

Former Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres has admitted that nuclear weapons are used by Israel for “compellent purposes” – i.e., forcing others to accept Israeli political demands.[28] In 1998 Peres was quoted as saying, “We have built a nuclear option, not in order to have a Hiroshima, but to have an Oslo,” referring to imposing a settlement on the Palestinians.[29]

In her book Israel’s Sacred Terrorism Livia Rokach documented how Israelis have used religion to justify paramilitary and state “terrorism” to create and maintain a Jewish State.[30] Two other Israeli retaliation strategies are the popularized phrase “Wrath of God,” the alleged Israeli assassination of those it held responsible for the 1972 killings of Israeli athletes during the Munich Olympics,[31] and the “Dahiya doctrine” of destruction of civilian areas to punish Palestinians for supporting their leaders.[32]

Israeli Israel Shahak wrote in 1997: “Israel clearly prepares itself to seek overtly a hegemony over the entire Middle East…without hesitating to use for the purpose all means available, including nuclear ones.”[33]

Zeev Schiff opined in 1998 that “Off-the-cuff Israeli nuclear threats have become a problem.”[34] In 2003 David Hirst noted that “The threatening of wild, irrational violence, in response to political pressure, has been an Israeli impulse from the very earliest days” and called Israel a candidate for “the role of ‘nuclear-crazy’ state.”[35]

Noam Chomsky said of the Samson Option “the craziness of the state is not because the people are insane. Once you pick a policy of choosing expansion over security, that’s what you end up getting stuck with.”[36] Efraim Karsh calls the Samson Option the “rationality of pretended irrationality,” but warns that seeming too irrational could encourage other nations to attack Israel in their own defense.[37]

Who are the Real Holocaust Deniers?

After its statistics were questioned, the Gaza health ministry released evidence of a heavy death toll among children.

At least 1,500 children under the age of 10, including 600 under age 4, have been killed  by Israeli bombing in Gaza since Oct. 7, according to the list of dead released on Thursday by the health ministry. More than 100 of those were less than a year old.

The release of the list — including name, age, gender and ID number for 6,747 people — was seen as a rebuttal by the Gaza health ministry to those who deny that about 7,000 people have been killed during Israel’s bombing  campaign against Gaza.

One of those deniers is President Biden, who says he has “no confidence” in the tally by the health ministry.

Last week Biden said he had “no notion that the Palestinians are telling the truth about how many people are killed.”

(Anyone who dared to question the  truth of the Israeli government’s casualty figures for the Hamas attack on Oct. 7 would be instantly denounced as a monstrous antisemite).

Biden is not unduly concerned about the Israeli slaughter in Gaza, stating that it was necessary: “I’m sure innocents have been killed, and it’s the price of waging a war.”

Human Rights Watch, a leading international rights group that has conducted its own investigations of Israeli bombing in Gaza in the past, has found death tolls that are consistent with the Gaza ministry’s, according to the group’s Israel and Palestine director.

The high number of Palestinian children reported killed — about 40 percent of the total — is broadly in line with the high share of children in the Gazan population. Children make up about 47 percent of Gaza’s population, according to UNICEF, a higher share than most countries in the world. Only Afghanistan and parts of sub-Saharan Africa have a higher share of children.

In total, thus far this October, 2,665 Palestinian children under the age of 18 have been killed by the Israelis and 2,902 women. The toll has been increasing in recent days.

The health ministry said the list did not include an additional 281 people who had been killed but could not be identified, bringing the total number to 7,028 dead. Also excluded were those believed to be under the bombing rubble and considered missing.

US, Israel Special Forces tried to enter Gaza but were ‘shot to pieces’

October 26, 2023

Former Pentagon Advisor, Douglas MacGregor, stated that an American Special Force, accompanied by an Israeli Special Force, were tragically decimated when they attempted to investigate the location of the Israeli hostages in Gaza and were subsequently fired upon.

During an interview on an American TV channel, MacGregor stated that as it has been observed over the last 24 hours, American and Israeli special operations forces entered the Gaza Strip to carry out reconnaissance and assess potential ways for freeing the hostages, but they were attacked and suffered severe casualties.

He shared his belief that what happened was a natural progression and he did not see it as a victory for Israel in any way. He also expressed his concern regarding the potential risks it presented for the Americans.

MacGregor stated that 2,000 Marines and 2,000 Special Forces soldiers promptly deployed to the region, but he believes this quantity will not have a significant effect. MacGregor further argues that the United States lacks a genuine military force.

Palestinians have a legal right to armed struggle

It’s time for Israel to accept that as an occupied people, Palestinians have a right to resist – in every way possible.

Long ago, it was settled that resistance and even armed struggle against a colonial occupation force is not just recognized under international law but specifically endorsed.

In accordance with international humanitarian law, wars of national liberation have been expressly embraced, through the adoption of Additional Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 (pdf), as a protected and essential right of occupied people everywhere.

Finding evolving vitality in humanitarian law, for decades the General Assembly of the United Nations (UNGA) – once described as the collective conscience of the world – has noted the right of peoples to self-determination, independence and human rights.  

Indeed, as early as 1974, resolution 3314 of the UNGA prohibited states from “any military occupation, however temporary”.

In relevant part, the resolution not only went on to affirm the right “to self-determination, freedom and independence […] of peoples forcibly deprived of that right,[…] particularly peoples under colonial and racist regimes or other forms of alien domination” but noted the right of the occupied to “struggle … and to seek and receive support” in that effort. 

The term “armed struggle” was implied without precise definition in that resolution and many other early ones that upheld the right of indigenous persons to evict an occupier.

This imprecision was to change on December 3, 1982. At that time UNGA resolution 37/43 removed any doubt or debate over the lawful entitlement of occupied people to resist occupying forces by any and all lawful means.

The resolution reaffirmed “the legitimacy of the struggle of peoples for independence, territorial integrity, national unity and liberation from colonial and foreign domination and foreign occupation by all available means, including armed struggle”.

A palpable illusion

Though Israel has tried, time and time again, to recast the unambiguous intent of this precise resolution – and thus place its now half-century-long occupation in the West Bank and Gaza beyond its application – it is an effort worn thin to the point of palpable illusion by the exacting language of the declaration itself.

In relevant part, section 21 of the resolution strongly condemned “the expansionist activities of Israel in the Middle East and the continual bombing of Palestinian civilians, which constitute a serious obstacle to the realization of the self-determination and independence of the Palestinian people”.

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Never ones to hesitate in rewriting history, long before the establishment of the United NationsEuropean Zionists deemed themselves to be an occupied people as they emigrated to Palestine – a land to which any historical connection they had had long since passed through a largely voluntary transit.

Indeed, a full 50 years before the UN spoke of the right of armed struggle as a vehicle of indigenous liberation, European Zionists illegally co-opted the concept as the IrgunLehi and other terrorist groups undertook a decade’s long reign of deadly mayhem. 

During this time, they slaughtered not only thousands of indigenous Palestinians but targeted British police and military personnel that had long maintained a colonial presence there. 

A history of Zionist attacks

Perhaps, as Israelis sit down to mourn the loss of two of their soldiers who were shot dead this past week in Jerusalem – in what many consider to be a lawful act of resistance –  a visit down memory lane might just place the events in their proper historical context.

Self-determination is a difficult, costly march for the occupied. In Palestine, no matter what the weapon of choice – whether voice, pen or gun – there is a steep price to be paid for its use.

Long ago, describing the British as an occupation force in “their homeland”, Zionists targeted British police and military units with ruthless abandon throughout Palestine and elsewhere.

On April 12, 1938, the Irgun murdered two British police officers in a train bombing in Haifa. On August 26, 1939, two British officers were killed by an Irgun landmine in Jerusalem. On February 14, 1944, two British constables were shot dead when they attempted to arrest people for pasting up wall posters in Haifa.

On September 27, 1944, more than 100 members of the Irgun attacked four British police stations, injuring hundreds of officers. Two days later a senior British police officer of the Criminal Intelligence Department was assassinated in Jerusalem.

On November 1, 1945, another police officer was killed as five trains were bombed. On December 27, 1945, seven British officers lost their lives in a bombing on police headquarters in Jerusalem.

Between November 9 and 13, 1946, Jewish “underground” members launched a series of landmine and suitcase bomb attacks in railway stations, trains, and streetcars, killing 11 British soldiers and policemen and eight Arab constables.

Four more officers were murdered in another attack on a police headquarters on January 12, 1947Nine months later, four British police were murdered in an Irgun bank robbery and, but three days later, on September 26, 1947, an additional 13 officers were  killed in yet another terrorist attack on a British police station.  

These are but a few of many attacks directed by Zionist terrorists at British police who were seen, by mostly European Jews, as legitimate targets of a campaign they described as one of liberation against an occupation force.

Throughout this period, Jewish terrorists also undertook countless attacks that spared no part of the British and Palestinian infrastructure. They assaulted British military and police installations, government offices, and ships, often with bombs. They also sabotaged railways, bridges, and oil installations.

Dozens of economic targets were attacked, including 20 trains that were damaged or derailed, and five train stations. Numerous attacks were carried out against the oil industry including one, in March 1947, on a Shell oil refinery in Haifa which destroyed some 16,000 tonnes of petroleum. 

READ MORE: How Israel occupied the whole of Palestine

Zionist terrorists killed British soldiers throughout Palestine, using booby traps, ambushes, snipers, and vehicle blasts. 

One attack, in particular, sums up the terrorism of those who, without any force of international law at the time, saw no limitation to their efforts to “liberate” a land that they had, largely, only recently emigrated to. 

In 1947, the Irgun kidnapped two British Army Intelligence Corps non-commissioned officers and threathened to hang them if death sentences of three of their own members were carried out. When these three Irgun members were executed by hanging, the two British sergeants were hanged in retaliation and their booby-trapped bodies were left in an eucalyptus grove. 

In announcing their execution, the Irgun said that the two British soldiers were hanged following their conviction for “criminal anti-Hebrew activities” which included: illegal entry into the Hebrew homeland and membership in a British criminal terrorist organization – known as the Army of Occupation – which was “responsible for the torture, murder, deportation, and denying the Hebrew people the right to live”.
The soldiers were also charged with illegal possession of arms, anti-Jewish spying in civilian clothes, and premeditated hostile designs against the underground (pdf). 
Well beyond the territorial confines of Palestine, in late 1946-47 a continuing campaign of terrorism was directed at the British.
Acts of sabotage were carried out on British military transportation routes in Germany


Paradigm shift in Palestine

Thierry Meyssan

This is the biggest Palestinian action in half a century.

What is happening is the fruit of 75 years of oppression and violation of international law. Dozens of United Nations Security Council resolutions have been violated by Israel, without any sanctions.

Israel is a state outside the law, which has not hesitated to corrupt or assassinate almost all Palestinian political leaders.

It has deliberately prevented the economic development of the Territories while promoting the creation of a separate Palestinian state, which it partially controls.

The frustration and suffering accumulated over the past 75 years are reflected in the violent and cruel behavior of some Palestinians, who are aware that they have long been abandoned by the international community.

But times are changing. The majority of United Nations members, having witnessed the military failure of the West and the victory of Russia in Syria and Ukraine, are no longer content to bow their heads to the United States.

On the anniversary of Israel’s self-proclaimed independence and the massacre and expulsion of the Palestinians (the Nakhba), the General Assembly reaffirmed that International Law is on the side of the Palestinians, not the Israelis. 

The current situation is hopeless for both sides. After three-quarters of a century of crimes, Israel can no longer lay claim to much. Its population is now divided.

Over the last few months, the “Zionist deniers” – followers of the Ukrainian Vladimir Jabotinsky and supporters of Jewish supremacism – have seized power in Tel Aviv, despite the opposition of a small majority of the population and huge demonstrations.

Its young people, who aspire to live in peace, refuse to serve in armies to brutalize Arabs, but have joined them anyway to defend their families whom they love and their country in which they do not believe.

Legally, the Palestinians formed a state, which was granted observer status at the United Nations.

On the death of Yasser Arafat, Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas was elected president. However, following Hamas’s victory in the 2007 legislative elections, and the impossibility of getting the West to accept a Hamas government, the Palestinians fought a civil war.

In the end, the West Bank was governed by Fatah, the secular party created by Yasser Arafat.

Mahmoud Abbas and his inner circle are financed by the United States, the European Union and Israel.

The Gaza Strip, on the other hand, is in the hands of Hamas, the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood.

It is governed by individuals who see Islam not as a spirituality, but as a weapon of c

For 75 years, Tel Aviv has done everything in its power to deny equality to all, whether Jews or Arabs.

On the contrary, since Geneva Call, it has promoted the “two-state solution” – Lord William Peel’s last-chance colonial plan that the British failed to impose, either on the ground in 1937 or at the United Nations in 1948, but which is now the subject of consensus.

Today, only the Marxists of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) preach in the desert, proposing the creation of a single state in which every man would have an equal voice [2].

Faced with what he sees as a Palestinian invasion, but which from a Palestinian point of view is merely a return home, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has promised victory.

But what would that be? Killing all the Hamas fighters won’t solve 75 years of injustice.

Their children will take up their torch as they took up that of their parents.

To achieve his goal, Benjamin Netanyahu must first bring together the Israelis he has divided.

Taking his cue from Golda Meir during the “Six-Day War”, he needs to bring his opposition into the government. So he met with Yair Lapid and General Benny Gantz.

However, the former made it a condition that the Jewish supremacists, Bezalel Smotrich and Itamar Ben-Gvir, leave the government, i.e. that the Prime Minister abandon his political project and that of his current sponsors [3], the Strausians of the Biden administration.

Hamas leaders have called on Palestinian refugees abroad, on all Arabs and Muslims, to unite in their struggle.

Palestinian refugees means first and foremost the majority of the Jordanian population and those in Lebanon. Arabs, that means the Lebanese Hezbollah and Syria, two powers that have renewed their ties with Hamas in recent months. The Muslims are Iran and Turkey.

For the moment, only Islamic Jihad, i.e. Iran, and the various Resistance groups on the West Bank have joined Hamas.

Emerging from the shadows, President Erdogan called on October 8 for the implementation of Security Council resolutions on Palestine.
Contrary to what the Wall Street Journal claims, Hamas is not run by Iran.

This is to forget the agreement between Hassan El-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, and Rouhollah Khomeiny, founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The two groups have divided the Muslim world between them, and forbid each other to intervene significantly in the other’s sphere of influence.

Teheran never ceases to loudly affirm its support for the Palestinians, but its concrete action in Palestine is limited to Islamic Jihad.

The political leaders of Hamas live in Türkiye, under the protection of the secret services.

Ankara is piloting Hamas and the “Flood of Al-Aqsa” operation. Inaugurating a Syriac Orthodox church on Sunday, October 8, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan declared pathetically: “Establishing tranquility, lasting peace and stability in the region through the solution of the Palestinian issue in accordance with international law is the top priority we are focusing on in our talks with our counterparts (…)

Unfortunately, Palestinians and Israelis, as well as the entire region, are paying the price for the delay in the administration of justice (…) Adding fuel to the fire will benefit no one, including civilians on both sides.

Turkey is ready to do its part to the best of its ability to put an end to the fighting as quickly as possible and to ease the heightened tension caused by recent incidents”.

Ankara’s choice to launch this new war as soon as the Republic of Artsakh, in Azerbaijan, has been crushed, and while they are sending military equipment to Russia in violation of US unilateral coercive measures, suggests that Turkish diplomats are no longer afraid of Washington, which nevertheless attempted to assassinate President Erdoğan, in 2016.

As soon as this operation is over, another will follow against the Kurds, in Syria and Iraq.

If Hezbollah enters the scene, Israel will not be able to repel the attack on its own.

Its existence can only continue with the military support of the United States. US public opinion no longer supports Israel, and the Pentagon no longer has the power to defend it.

What’s happening now is one of the consequences of the war in Ukraine. Washington is unable to manufacture enough munitions for its Ukrainian allies. It has even been forced to draw on its stocks in Israel. It has already emptied its arsenals there.

In the early hours of the conflict, Hezbollah fired a few rockets at the Shebaa farms, i.e. on disputed territory between Lebanon and Israel.

In so doing, it demonstrated its support for the Palestinian Resistance, in line with the rhetoric of “unity of fronts”. But it did not enter the war, as is wary of Hamas, whom it fought in Syria. And it does not share the Brotherhood’s ideology.

All Western leaders have assured us that they condemn the terrorist actions of Hamas and support Israel. In the past, they have done nothing to resolve the injustices in Palestine, and these principled positions attest that they will do no more now.

For their part, Russia and China, refusing to take sides with either the Palestinians or the Israelis, have called, not for the application of Western rules, but for respect for International Law. We are now faced with a situation where all the players have deliberately sabotaged every solution in advance, so that it is now almost impossible to avoid the whole thing ending in a bloodbath.


Four Ways the Destruction of Israel Can Benefit the West

October 20, 2023

On October 7th, a group of “savages” from Gaza launched a brigade sized, combined arms offensive into Israel spearheaded by elite light infantry backed with drones, amphibious landings, cyberattacks, and a massive 3 to 5,000 strong rocket barrage launched in a time span of 20 minutes that obliterated the “Invincible Army’s” local command structures, overwhelmed its Iron Dome defense system, and dealt enormous casualties to Israeli soldiers and settler militias in their own bases.

This was not a “terrorist attack” featuring lone wolves committing suicide bombings on public buses or shooting random civilians with zipguns.

What we saw on Saturday was a planned incursion by a professional military that used the element of strategic surprise to grab the Zionist beast by its belt buckle and repeatedly stabbed it in its heart.

The people of Gaza have watched the brutality with which Israeli settlements have advanced in the largely demilitarized West Bank, where the IDF was busy killing unarmed natives as the Hamas offensive unfolded, and decided that they had to use whatever means necessary to force a conversation about their right to exist.

13 days later, the world is on the brink of a global conflict, largely thanks to the master-slave relationship world Jewry has with the nations of the G7 — the principle offenders being the United States, Britain, France and Germany — who are now providing diplomatic and military support for widely disseminated (by the Israeli government itself!) and indefensible atrocities that would’ve been viscerally offensive to every army in history save perhaps Ghenghis Khan’s Mongols.

The sadistic criminal acts Israel is committing in Gaza, including inexplicably murderous strikes on the Al-Aharabi hospital and the 1,000 year old Church of Saint Porphyrios, have turned all civilized people against Zionism.

China and Russia, who have made the resolute decision to begin constructing a no nonsense post-American world order, are siding with the Palestinians and standing with Iran against the frenzied, rampaging Jewish chimera.

The scene of Putin and Xi Jinping celebrating new heights in the Belt and Road Initiative contrasted heavily with images of Benjamin Netanyahu meeting in a room with his sole ally, a drooling and visibly confused Joe Biden, openly plotting a bombs-and-bullets mass extermination in the 21st century.

Nations of great consequence are turning their back on Israel, and by extension, the United States and its European proxy states.

For the first time in many decades, we can now begin to imagine a world where Israel no longer exists. What would it look like? How could the downfall of Israel as a Jewish state ultimately serve to benefit the West?

1. Increase the West’s Prestige

As Fred Kagan, Bernard Henri-Levi and other Jewish intellectuals have noted, globalism and liberalism are an artificial construct at war with human nature, which instinctively drives towards national sovereignty, self-reliance, ethnic loyalty, and tradition.

Nations must be dragged kicking and screaming towards “progress” by granting Washington an international monopoly financial, military, legal, and political violence in order to coerce humanity along.

In the last few years, this post-WWII “rules based liberal order” has come under unprecedented strain.

The first blow came when the United States hastily withdrew from Afghanistan.

Pentagon officials strongly underestimated the speed with which the Taliban forces, who despite their reputation had evolved by that point from a rag-tag peasant army into a semi-professional army, were approaching the capital.

The end result was a panicked escape, with massive quantities of military equipment left behind and local pro-US collaborators clinging to the wings of fleeing American aircraft.

The Taliban’s victory after 20 years of war with America, along with other conflicts such as the triumph of the Houthis in Yemen and the more recent Hamas offensive against Israel, are part of a broader trend: revolutionary developments in tactics and inexpensive weaponry have allowed previously weak fighters to become near-peer adversaries when facing technologically superior, but weaker willed, armies.

The second blow to the strategy of Western liberal compliance came on the economic front, with the Trump administration’s maximum pressure campaign against Iran in 2018 and the failure to isolate Russia after it defied Washington by entering the Ukraine in 2022.

Iran and Russia have been able to not only survive, but thrive, under an onslaught of American and European financial warfare that has hurt the attackers more than the targets. China’s pursuit of its national interests over lending itself to neurotic and mercurial Jews looking to settle international scores has allowed it to become a major global power thanks in part to their willingness to trade with nations blacklisted by Washington and aligned plutocracies.

Now, in its unrelenting defense of the Jewish genocide of the Palestinian people, the West has taken a final blow, this time on the very human rights doctrine that was once used to bring legitimacy to the execution of surrendered Germans at Nuremberg and the imprisonment of Serbian patriots at the Hague.

For much of the world, including growing numbers of citizens in Western countries, witnessing figures such as Joe Biden, Ursula Van Der Leyen, and Olaf Scholz act as accomplices to barbarism by repeating the crude Jewish lie that the Israeli air strike that destroyed the Christian al-Ahli Arab Hospital and killed all the women and children inside was a product of Palestinians firing rockets at themselves, rather than the Israelis doing exactly what they have been promising they would do, is an insult to everybody’s intelligence.

The Biden administration’s decision to deploy American aircraft carriers and troops, along with at least $10 billion dollars in military aid, makes us a direct accomplice in the obscene cruelty we are watching in real time.

This flagrant violation of the supposed rules and laws the United States and other Allied powers imposed on the world after WWII exposes the whole “rules-based liberal order” as a cynical fraud.

Both the immediate and long-term ramifications of decisions like this are bound to resonate for decades, and none of it would be happening if Israel ceased to exist and the Jewish lobby did not stain our hands with the blood of the innocent.

2. Reductions In Foreign Aid and ‘America First’ Geopolitical Realism

Propping up Israel is a costly endeavor for American taxpayers.

Besides the yearly $3.8 billion sent to arm Israelis and help provide its citizens with a cradle to grave welfare state Americans could only dream of, there are tens of billions of additional dollars dispatched as protection payoffs to various Muslim nations historically hostile to Zionism, such as Egypt and Jordan, so that they turn a blind eye and even covertly support the hostile actions of the Jewish state.

Add in the cost of the Middle East wars that have been fought on Israel’s behalf in the last 20 years and the cumulative price of Israel is well into the trillions.

Yesterday, President Joe Biden ordered the US Congress to provide another $100 billion dollar package to fund the Jewish war efforts in Ukraine and Israel.

This arrangement, where the United States and its NATO allies violently clear out leaders and countries who oppose Israeli expansion, is the driving force behind every American military adventure in North Africa and the Middle East.

Zionist foreign policy makers have also played a role in the 2014 coup in Ukraine that served as the first domino in the wider Ukraine conflict in 2022. Victoria Nuland, who is a member of the ultra-Zionist Kagan family played a leading role in the failed regime-change conspiracy against Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad and the militarization of Ukraine.

In 2020, Nuland wrote an article explaining the logic behind antagonizing Russia, where she stresses that creating conflict in Eastern Europe is a means to weakening the Kremlin’s ability to support anti-Israel governments such as the former Libyan state, Syria, and Iran.

Though Israel has formally sought to keep plausible deniability on Ukraine out of fear that Russia will retaliate by increasing support for Iran and Syria, its Zionist diaspora is able to prosecute wars on its behalf using the blood and treasure of America and Europe as their cover.

More disquieting are the dubious maneuvers the desperate and isolated Judeo-Washington elite is willing to go to in order to create fragile local alliances to deploy as Israeli counter-balances to growing Iranian power.

The Saudi normalization campaign is the most concerning. The Saudi kingdom is the world’s top exporter of Wahhabi terrorist ideology — the inspiration of groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda — which has killed thousands of Americans and Europeans since 9/11.

Yet, knowing this, the United States was seriously considering outfitting the Saudis with a nuclear program free of non-proliferation agreements in order to pry them away from China and agree to an alliance with Israel against Iran.

On its surface, the intention appears to be to up the ante with Iran by giving the Saudis nukes. While the role of Iran behind the latest Israel-Palestine war continues to be debated, the end-result is that by making it politically difficult for the Saudis to sign on to this agreement, the Palestinians and their allies may have prevented an actual terrorist regime from getting its hands on weapons of mass destruction.

America and Europe being in a state of permanent war with the resource rich and potentially vast markets of the Arab world in order to enable the genocidal project of the tiny and pointless Jewish state is simply irrational from a non-Jewish Western geopolitical perspective.

Countries that are not handcuffed to Israel, such as China, are finding immense prosperity and good will simply by trading with the Islamic world and staying out of their internal affairs. This is a solution that, if taken up by the West, would yield benefits for all parties, yet it will never be possible as long as we are forced to be the guarantor of Israel’s existence.

Finally, in a Middle East without Israel, it is certain that Iran will be the regional superpower.

Such an evolution would drastically reduce the blight of Wahhabi terrorism and allow the spread of their civilized and ethical Persian form of Islam.

This shift would bring peace and development to the long-troubled region, and significantly reduce the problems Saudi, Israeli and CIA backed Islamists cause all around the world.

3. End Middle Eastern Mass Migration To Europe

The official policy of the Israeli government is that it will never accept a Palestinian state. For the ruling Netanyahu coalition, the plan has always been to make life unbearable for the 4.5 million Arabs in occupied territories until they are pushed into the desert by settlers, killed or emigrate.

The Israelis want to annex all Palestinian lands and replace their population with Jews through systematic violence, a policy prominent figures such as Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smoterich proudly boasts about to the world.

The ongoing Israeli, American and European Union pressure campaign to convince Egypt to take all the Palestinians in Gaza under humanitarian pretenses should be alarming to opponents of immigration.

The Egyptian government is refusing the deal because they know after the Gazans are evacuated into their country, the refugees will never be allowed to return.

When asked about a plan on what to do with millions of these refugees if they do cave to US and Israeli pressure, the Egyptian government responded by declaring that they are going to send them all to Europe.

For almost a decade now, the top sources for non-white immigration to Europe have been nations destabilized by American wars for Israel, such as Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and more.

NGOs sponsored by the United States, the European Union and Israel have deliberately enabled the mass exodus of military aged men from Arab countries the US and Israel perceive as problematic as a geopolitical strategy to heavily deplete the local pool of conscripts and potential resistance fighters.

In a new paradigm, where Israel no longer exists, we would instantly see a drastic reduction of Arabs trying to emigrate to Europe as asylum seekers. Furthermore, partnerships could be formed with needlessly demonized anti-Zionist entities such as Syria, a large source of migrants into Europe, which holds the repatriation of their emigres as a top national priority.

4. Weaken International Jewish Power

The downfall of Israel would not be the end of international Jewish power, as it would retain its grasp over Western nations.

At the same time, such a scenario would still represent a massive setback to this power structure.

Reducing the power of Jews to directly menace the world with the Zionist state’s illegal nuclear arsenal would have unequivocal benefits, especially now that Israeli officials and their Jewish supporters in the West repeatedly threaten to use them.

Neutralizing this threat would require a rapid Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah, etc victory that could reach these weapons before they can be launched.

Bringing down the safehouse used for international spying, blackmail and murder operations that are free from prying Gentile eyes could cause an instant shift in world affairs, including within the Jewish stronghold of the United States.

The strategy of combining external Israeli influence with domestic Jewish power in the West would suddenly go blind in one eye, leaving the well-oiled machine that rules us weaker than before.

The end of Zionism would not be a panacea, and it will not solve all of the West’s problems, but it has potential to be a major step forward.

We should not be acting as the bodyguard of a few million Jews against the entire Muslim ummah, and if our main client is destroyed, we no longer will.