Mission & Name
US Foreign Policy (Dr. El-Najjar's Articles)
Videos, Letters, and Announcements, June 7,
Pink Floyd's Music Video for Gaza: "We Shall Overcome"
by Roger Waters
Roger Waters is best known as the bass player, co-lead vocalist,
lyricist, principle songwriter and one of the founding members of the world
famous rock band Pink Floyd.
GILAD ATZMON ON ISRAELI COLLECTIVE MADNESS (RT)
"Gilad Atzmon, a British writer and musician who was born in Israel and
served in the Israeli army, believes that the raid will lead the world to
see what Israel is all about”.
“They are convinced that the more
people they kill, the more people will be deterred to jeopardise what they
regard as their security,” Atzmon told RT.
I hope that you can spare 18 minutes and 16 seconds to watch:
AIPAC: The Voice of America — Part 2 The
Treasonous Dollar Drain
closer look at how the members of the American Israel Public Affairs
Committee exercise a grotesquely disproportionate amount of power over the
foreign policies of the United States.
While I was checking the
final edit of this video, the Israelis gave the world yet another stark
reminder that they are not fit to control a collection of bumper cars, let
alone a land they have stolen from others, much less an arsenal of over 200
nuclear weapons. Clearly, Israel does not want peace with the
Palestinians or anyone else in their region, yet the membership of AIPAC,
the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, support, aid and abet these
criminals in their disregard for the lives of others. They have done their
best to suppress the Goldstone Report on the 2008/9 attack on Gaza, and now,
no doubt, they will side with Israel in their latest atrocity. I am
referring to the attack of May 31st, 2010, on the Gaza Flotilla which was
attempting to bring much-needed humanitarian aid to the Palestinians in
their beleaguered, fenced-off, Apartheid Prison called The Gaza Strip.
Please pass the link along and link it on your website or blog.
Subtitled video of Erdogan speech and more on
PTT and Gulagnik
PTT and Gulagnik have now provided even more complete coverage of the
landmark speech by Erdogan. To fully grasp the depth and intensity of this
intervention, one must see the video, subtitled in English.
Currently we have inserted the first 14 minutes and the concluding
remarks will be inserted later in the day. We have also added the Italian
translation by Diego Traversa and the Portuguese translation by Monical
Alves will be inserted later in the day. You may watch the videos directly
either on Gulagnik's site or PTT (flash player).
Appreciation and thanks to Guzin Bilgi for this enormous marathon effort.
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Israel and the attacks upon the Flotilla
Letter to the Editor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
THE NEW YORK TIMES
New York, NY
Re: Israel and the attacks upon
We are asking your paper to
account for the numerous factual misrepresentations in your featured op-eds.
There is a great need that op-eds be published by and about Palestinians,
victims of the blockade, people affected on the flotillas, and professionals
from human rights organizations, among many others.
Please know that
there are two sides to every question. Israel and its followers always have
strong reasons against the pro-Palestinian issues, and it is not fair that
both sides' opinions are not being focused upon.
We hope that we
will soon see changes exposing more of what really occurred when the
Flotilla arrived at Israel. The world is now very upset.
Paul and Carol Bradford
P.S. Kudos to Nicholas
Israel expects United States to deflect outcry over its
Israel can probably live with the diplomatic cost of its bloody storming
of Turkish-backed aid ships bound for Gaza – unless its US ally fails to
Israel’s high-seas interception of the flotilla,
in which at least nine people were killed, has provoked a firestorm of
criticism around the world and shredded the country’s already tattered
relationship with Turkey, once its only Muslim ally.
intensify for Israel to end its siege of Gaza’s 1.5 million Palestinians,
decried as “inhumane” by Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday.
The European Union and Russia urged Israel to open crossings for aid, goods
Another casualty, at least for now, is US President
Barack Obama’s effort to get indirect Israeli-Palestinian peace talks
moving. Monday’s drama will further test the credibility of Obama’s broad
drive to regain the trust of Arabs and Muslims.
So far Obama has
only voiced regret at the casualties and called for clarification of what
happened in the raid. The UN Security Council condemned the “acts” that led
to casualties and urged an investigation “conforming to international
standards.” Israel has weathered world outrage over its policies towards
Palestinians and its Arab neighbors often in the past, largely because it
could rely on Washington to veto hostile resolutions at the UN Security
Council and protect it from any punishment.
Washington Comes to the
Aid of Israel over Gaza Convoy Massacre
An Israeli navy
commander indicated to the Jerusalem Post that the military was readying
violence against the next two ships as well. “We boarded the ship and were
attacked as if it was a war,” he said. “That will mean that we will have to
come prepared in the future as if it was a war.”
outrage at the commando raid for targeting the Turkish ship and killing
mostly Turkish activists. In a speech to parliament, Recep Tayyip Erdogan,
the Prime Minister, called Israel’s raid a “bloody massacre”.
Obama administration put enormous pressure on Turkey, currently a member of
the United Nations Security Council, to accept a watered-down statement from
the Security Council, as discussions dragged on for 11 hours in an emergency
session throughout the evening and night.
As a result of US
arm-twisting and use of its power of veto, the UN made no direct
condemnation of Israel and removed the call for an international
investigation of the incident. It also weakened the demand to end the
economic blockade of Gaza that the activists were trying to break.
The Security Council issued a statement saying that it “deeply regretted the
loss of life and injuries resulting from the use of force during the Israeli
military operation in international waters against the convoy sailing to
Gaza”. It requested the immediate release of the ships as well as the
civilians held by Israel and meekly suggested that the situation in Gaza was
“not sustainable”. It called only for an impartial inquiry into Israel’s
raid, which Washington interprets as leaving Israel free to organise its own
According to the Israeli daily Haaretz, the Obama White
House placed no pressure on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to cancel his
scheduled visit to Washington, citing a White House source who said that the
two sides talked about moving it up to Monday, but it was not possible.
A summary of Obama’s phone conversation Monday with Netanyahu posted on
the White House web site said that the meeting would be rescheduled “at the
A State Department statement on the massacre
was even clearer in its support for Israel’s justification for the attack,
appearing to blame the killings on the Palestinians and their supporters.
Now batting for Israel: Joe Biden
As Israel and American supporters look for an ally in the White House,
many say they believe Biden is pressing for a softer line on the government
of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a harder one on Hamas. Biden and
his advisers have privately upheld the public administration position, they
say, of opposing an American-backed peace plan, something reportedly
championed by National Security Adviser James Jones. And while
administration officials insist that Biden has no foreign policy other than
the president's -- "there's not a lot of daylight" between Biden's recent
statements and Obama's own, National Security Council chief of staff Dennis
McDonough told POLITICO -- pro-Israel members of Congress and pro-Israel
groups see Biden as their top administration ally.
This Says It All
Israelis kill American – Joe
Biden says: "What's the big deal?"
Imagine if Iran had done this. Washington would have reverberated with
the sound of thunder emanating from the White House, and the attack fleet
would already be steaming toward the Gulf, taking up position. That the
culprit was Israel, however, puts a whole different face on the matter, at
least as far as our government is concerned: they’re content to let the
Israelis "investigate," and let the matter drop.
For years, some
of us have been saying that the government of Israel and its partisans
in this country exercise a decisive – and unhealthy – influence on the
making and execution of US foreign policy. We’ve been accused of everything
from anti-Semitism to pushing "conspiracy theories," and yet the
Mediterranean Massacre – and our government’s non-response – underscores
that, if anything, we’ve been underestimating the extent to which the US
takes its orders directly from Tel Aviv.
Kill a Turk and Rest
Making enemies of the Turks is more than foolish. For decades, Turkey has
been our closest ally in the region, much more close than is generally
known. Turkey could play, in the future, an important role as a mediator
between Israel and the Arab-Muslim world, between Israel and Syria, and,
yes, even between Israel and Iran. Perhaps we have succeeded now in uniting
the Turkish people against us – and some say that this is the only matter on
which the Turks are now united.
This is Chapter 2 of “Cast Lead”.
Then we aroused most countries in the world against us, shocked our few
friends and gladdened our enemies. Now we have done it again, and perhaps
with even greater success. World public opinion is turning against us.
This is a slow process. It resembles the accumulation of water behind a dam.
The water rises slowly, quietly, and the change is hardly noticeable. But
when it reaches a critical level, the dam bursts and the disaster is upon
us. We are steadily approaching this point.
“Kill a Turk and rest,”
the mother says in the joke. Our government does not even rest. It seems
that they will not stop until they have made enemies of the last of our
Commits Massacre in International Waters, Killing 19 Pro-Palestinian
Activists from Different Nationalities, Injuring Scores More
pre-dawn commando operation, which killed nine pro-Palestinian activists,
was also sure to strengthen Gaza's Islamic Hamas rulers at the expense of US
allies in the region. This will mean a huge gap between the interests of
Washington in the region and those of Israel. The more Washington
sides with Israel the more it finds its interests are ill-served.
Obama, Bush alike on Israel
Tel Aviv knows it can always count on unwavering US support despite its
flagrant disregard for human rights
The US could not do anything
more than say it needs more information to determine what had happened.
Nevertheless, in the UN Security Council, Washington pushed member states to
endorse a watered-down presidential statement about the "acts" i.e. equating
Israeli commandos who attacked the ships and the activists, who were trying
to protect themselves. Although Israel has embarrassed its staunch
ally by repeatedly derailing US efforts to jumpstart the Middle East peace
process, Washington never tires of providing Tel Aviv its support on
numerous occasions. It uses its veto power to shelter Israel from global
Obama at Ground Zero in
the Middle East
America’s Middle East policy has reverted to absolute ground zero
with the convoy crisis. Little remains of the ambitions Obama had at the
beginning of his term. The United States caved in on the question of halting
Israeli settlement building, and whatever credibility he had among
Palestinians went out the window. The Israelis, on the other hand, snubbed
Vice President Joe Biden during his visit to Jerusalem by announcing new
settlement building projects, and then dispatched Mossad murder squads with
European Union passports on assassination missions — and now this disaster
with the solidarity convoy.