Papa Netanyahu and the Fate of Palestinians

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 5:10 AM

Please find below further proof that Washington--capital of the "lone surviving Superpower" and presumed leader of the "free world"--is in bed with  monsters and con men. A very sad state of affairs.

We no longer can just blame the politicians on the take in Washington. That's too easy. The vast majority of thinking individuals in the western world are guilty of complicity and gross hypocrisy for allowing the madness in Palestine to continue unhindered, year after year, stretching back decades. Right on the back porch of Europe, en plein air.

Ignorance and stupidity abound, which is normal, but they are not excuses. The worse the situation gets, the more paralyzed the leaders in Washington, Berlin, London and Paris become. They appear incapable of independent thought and action.


Benzion [Papa Yahoo] Netanyahu and the Fate of Palestinians

John Glaser, April 03, 2012 []

In The Crisis of Zionism Peter Beinart catalogues some interesting things about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s father, Benzion Netanyahu, who has been a strong ideological influence on Benjamin.

And in 2009, at the age of ninety-nine, he told the Israeli newspaper Maariv that Israel should retake the Gaza Strip, from which it had withdrawn four years earlier. “We should conquer any disputed territory in the land of Israel,” Netanyahu declared. “Conquer and hold it, even if it brings us years of war…You don’t return land.”

[...] In a 2003 book on Zionism’s founders, he [...] described his proposals for relocating the Arabs of Palestine “to Arabia, Iraq, Syria – anywhere – as long as they will get out of the land of Israel,” without a word of criticism. “The Jews and the Arabs are like two goats facing each other on a narrow bridge. One must jump into the river,” Netanyahu told Maariv in 2009.

“What does the Arab’s jump mean?” asked the interviewer, trying to decipher the metaphor. Netanyahu explained: “That they won’t be able to face the war with us, which will include withholding food from Arab cities, preventing education, terminating electrical power and more. They won’t be able to exist and they will run away from here.”

Beinart describes the elder Netanyahu’s fundamental policy prescription thusly: “meet any inkling of Palestinian nationalism with brutal violence.” Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed a similar approach, as Beinart records.

What’s amazing is the success in America of the public relations campaign depicting the current Israeli leadership as fair-minded and open to peace but for the rejectionist Palestinians. This is a belief the mainstream sincerely holds, despite the Prime Minister’s Likud Party Charter, which declares Jewish settlement in the West Bank and Gaza as “the realization of Zionist values” and that the whole of the West Bank and Jerusalem belong to Israel (“The Government of Israel flatly rejects the establishment of a Palestinian Arab state west of the Jordan river”).

Nobody should be confused as to why a political settlement has not been forthcoming, especially with full and unquestioned American support of these policies.


Update: Benzion Netanyahu Obituary, May 1st, 2012.