Mission & Name
US Foreign Policy (Dr. El-Najjar's Articles)
Too Early to Write Off the New Israel-Palestine
An Answer to Aluf Benn's Empty Words
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, August 30, 2010
Too early to write-off direct talks?
Representatives for these "direct talks" on the Palestinian side in a sense
do not even exist: Abbas's election mandate timed out a year ago, and he
stays in office under emergency measures – i..e,, he has absolutely no
But even poor Abbas, a kind of Palestinian "step'n'fetch
it" figure if ever there was one, wanted nothing to do with such talks while
Israel continued stealing land. The American administration browbeat him for
months, threatening him with loss of all aid, into attending.
only genuinely elected government in any of the territories of Palestine,
Hamas in Gaza, remains under Israel’s brutal blockade and imprisonment –
that is, those elected representatives who were not illegally arrested by
Israel or murdered in assassinations or murdered in Operation Cast Lead.
Representatives for these "direct talks" on the Israeli side are from
the Netanyahu government, a group of people who have not the least interest
in what any normal person would call peace. The “foreign minister” qualifies
surely as a David Duke figure.
Now David Duke in the United States
– former Klu Klux Klan chief and minor politician – is treated anytime in
the press as a lowlife. Avigdor Lieberman is every bit the hateful racist as
Duke, but he is far more poisonous, being the foreign minister he is in a
position to make his hate wreck the lives of millions. Because he is an
Israeli, Lieberman is treated with respect he does not deserve.
anyone but a madman believe anything can come out of that set of
The only possibility is that Abbas is virtually
beaten down into signing something utterly inappropriate for his people. In
that case, the “agreement” won’t be worth the paper on which it is written.
This entire matter is utterly meaningless as statesmanship, it is
brutal political theater, intended to please the Israel Lobby in the U.S. to
get the Democrats through the mid-term elections without a catastrophic loss
of campaign contributions.
Response to an
The Six Day War was an elaborate black
operation by Israel. It prodded the Arabs over and over with many aggressive
acts into hostility, and then it attacked first.
The intention was
to seize the lands not seized in 1948 with the terrors of Irgun and Stern -
that is, to create Greater Israel, a self-defined concept that has always
motivated Israel's government.
The attack on the USS Liberty, a US
spy ship on station in the Mediterranean, was intended to blind the US
administration while General Dayan turned around his armor to attack in the
It was not a "mistake." It was a deliberate two-hour attack
on a well-marked ship, one moreover that Israel had been advised would be on
station to guard against its ambitions.
Dayan felt that if he had
the slot of time, he could achieve all Israel's goals of conquest, and he
pretty much did, presenting the world with the fait accompli whose ghastly
consequences we have endured since.
It was all a neat trick, wage a
lightning war of conquest while getting sympathy as little David fighting
off hoards of nasty Philistines, but Israel knew from its first planning it
was sure to win.
And we’ve learned since that the “little David”
image is a sentimental fairy tale: Israel behaves the part brutal bully in
its part of the world, attacking and terrorizing every neighbor that it has,
even now threatening people a thousand miles away who have never attacked
The Aluf article: