Sharon's Defiance Reflects the Zionist Hegemony
By Hassan A. El-Najjar
It has been brutally striking to observe how the world, governments and peoples, have reacted to the Israeli war against the Palestinian people and their leaders.
Except for the Bush administration, the whole world condemned the Israeli military invasion of Palestinian cities and the humiliation of the Palestinian President, Yassir Arafat.
The UN Security Council passed Resolution 1402, calling for the Israeli withdrawal. When Israel did not comply, the Council has just passed another resolution calling for the immediate Israeli withdrawal. At the same time, millions of people all over the world have been demonstrating against the Israeli aggression and the US support for the Israeli actions. Angry demonstrators have been burning American and Israeli flags everywhere. Finally, the only ally of Israel in the world, the Bush administration, has had it with Sharon. Yesterday, President Bush spoke, demanding Israel to halt its "incursions" and start withdrawing. Not only that, but he also announced that he is sending the US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, to the Middle East to implement the UN relevant resolutions. However, the Sharon government is still defiant. The Israeli military operations have continued, the Israeli forces are not withdrawing, and no Israeli statements were issued promising a halt or withdrawal. All this leads to an unavoidable question: What makes Sharon and his government so defiant to the whole world, including their only supporter, the US government? The brutal and simple answer lies in the Zionist hegemony in the United States.
Dr. Hassan A. El-Najjar is the Editor of www.aljazeerah.info and author of "The Gulf War: Overreaction & Excessiveness." (2001).