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67 Senators, 270 Representatives Pledge
Allegiance to Israel at AIPAC, in Support of Netanyahu Against Obama
AIPAC is the public headquarters and symbol of the Zionist control of
the US government. It holds an annual conference, during which leaders
of both parties in the US compete in pledging allegiance to the Zionist
state of Israel, even if this contradicts with the US foreign policy as
stated by the President of the United States.
This year, Zionist
Israel-firesters, together with leading Democrats and Republicans
competed during their speeches to side with the Israeli prime minister
against President Barack Obama, in supporting Netanyahu in his tricks to
justify the continuation of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, as well
as his incitement against Arabs and Muslims.
was a blue print and an instructional manual for Israel-firsters in
Congress, media, and evangelical churches about how they can defend
Israel in refusing to end the occupation, oppression, and subjugation of
the Palestinian people. The focus on the Jewishness of the Zionist state
has been the new ploy to block any peaceful resolution. Palestinians
won't accept it because it means that the state of Israel is only for
Jews. This means that there is no place for Palestinian Christians and
Muslims in that state.
If anyone is still in doubt about how
Israeli leaders control the US government, he or she needs to watch this
festival of pledging allegiance to the Zionist state from both US
Democrats and Republicans, Evangelical Christian Zionists, and of course
from the Jewish-Zionist Israel-firesters.
Israel PM says Palestinians "refused to end" conflict
Published today, May 24, 2011, 11:55
WASHINGTON (AFP) --
Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday again vowed not to
withdraw to the "indefensible" 1967 border and blamed Palestinians for
the failure to resolve the decades-old conflict in a speech before a
powerful Israel lobbying group late Monday.
"This conflict has
raged for nearly a century because the Palestinians refuse to end it.
They refuse to accept the Jewish state," he said to applause from more
than 10,000 of Israel's staunchest supporters in the United States, two
years after his first demand that Palestine accept Israel as a "Jewish
state" in April 2009.
"We can only make peace with the
Palestinians if they are prepared to make peace with the Jewish state.
[On Tuesday] I will speak more about what such a peace could look like,"
the Israeli leader said.
His remarks came amid a public spat
with President Barack Obama who had for the first time given public
voice to the long-held US view that a Palestinian state be created based
on the borders that existed before the 1967 Six Day War.
has already been accepted by Israeli negotiators, from as early as 2000
and the Quartet's work mediating the Roadmap agreement. The 1967 borders
as a basis for a Palestinian state was also the foundation of the talks
that started and stalled in September 2010.
Netanyahu's newest formulation, a Palestinian state would include the
Gaza Strip, the occupied West Bank and most of Israel-annexed East
Jerusalem, with some adjustments so that Israel could maintain
settlement blocs that cut in some places as many as 22 kilometers into
Obama held to his position in his own speech
to the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) on Sunday, but
made it clear the land swaps ensured Israel would not have to return to
the actual border lines, stressing the borders were a starting point for
Netanyahu stood firm but continued to try to smooth over
the feud, telling AIPAC that Obama had an "ironclad" commitment to
Israel's security and thanking him for funding Israel's advanced missile
But there was also another message to the US
president implicit in the roars of approval from the 11,000 AIPAC
delegates and the attendance of 68 Senators and nearly 270 members of
the House: Don't push Israel too far.
House Speaker John Boehner,
whose Republican party aims to oust Obama from the White House in 2012,
was quick to assure the pro-Israel audience that the cause of Israel's
security had his "100 percent support."
Even Obama's Democratic
colleagues backed away from his positions.
"No one should set
parameters about borders, about building, about anything else," Senate
Majority Leader Harry Reid told the gathering.
interrupted Netanyahu's speech, saying that to deny the plight of the
Palestinians was "unacceptable," but they were drowned out by the cheers
of the many delegates as they were marched out of the hall by security.
"Do you think they have these protests in Gaza?" Netanyahu asked,
referring to the coastal Palestinian territory ruled by the Islamist
Hamas movement, where protests raged in March demanding that the
government push forward a unity deal with its rival Fatah.
almost unqualified support stood in contrast to the clear signs of rocky
ties between Netanyahu and Obama over the last week.
dramatic meeting on Friday, Netanyahu emphatically rejected Obama's
remarks on borders, choosing to interpret them as a call for Israel to
withdraw to the actual 1967 frontier.
He then proceeded to
lecture the American president in the Oval Office on the realities of
the Middle East.
Obama supervised the relaunch of negotiations in
September only to see them collapse within weeks when Netanyahu refused
to renew a partial freeze on Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
The Palestinians -- who have long viewed the expansion of
settlements as the greatest obstacle to reaching a final peace deal --
have refused to return to talks while Israel builds on land they want
for their promised state.
A far-reaching Israeli initiative was
seen as the only way of heading off a Palestinian attempt to
unilaterally secure recognition of a state when the UN General Assembly
meets in September.
But that was before the Western-backed
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas signed a surprise unity deal with the
militant Hamas, which is blacklisted as a terrorist group by Israel, the
United States and the European Union.
Netanyahu has said there
can be no negotiations with the Palestinians while Hamas continues to
call for the destruction of the Jewish state.
Still, he faces
strong calls to put forward an Israeli peace plan in the face of
mounting international support for recognizing a Palestinian state at
the United Nations as a way to unblock the impasse in peace talks.
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