First off, Israel will never be satisfied with just peace and security with the Palestinians and the rest of the Islamic middle east. That’s because they want to be a rich nation beyond their capacities and the only way they can achieve that goal, is by way of dominant commerce with those very same Islamic nations. They want the Islamic middle east to be forced into economic servitude to them. This has been the agenda of the Israeli governing body, since they completed taking the lands that they wanted. Yes, a collection of Islamic nations attacked Israel, back in the sixties, but Israel had been provoking those groups as far back as 1949 and that can be verified by anyone who chooses to do the research and except the facts as they truly are. In the beginning, Israel did it to justify pushing the Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese off borders and lands that the Allies of WWII had brokered for them. Now, it’s to enrich their economy, but trying to enrich their economy in and of itself is not a bad thing. What is bad though, is their desire to control and exploit those same Islamic nations natural resources. That’s what they want now. They have no serious natural resources of their own, except their obvious subjugation of the U.S. government/purse strings and to a lesser degree, that of the UK, but they know that won’t continue forever. We’re close to not being able to $afford$ their friendship right now. They are an extremely cunning people. They knew back in the sixties as they know now, that as long as they could provoke the Islamic middle east into warlike postures against them, the U.S. and others of the Christian west would pony up, over and over again. What’s also apparent is that so called Christian faithful in this country of which I am one, don’t even know what their own (WORD) = (The Christian Bible) says. They take the statements of spiritually blind zealots as biblical gospel and equate biblical text as international law, which of course it is not. I had another Christian to argue me down that the Israelis were the first people to occupy Canaan/Palestine and when I showed him the truth as written in the KJV bible, he got upset and accused me of making it up. This is after I showed it to him, in the KJV bible. Not to mention the historical data that shows that Abram and his offspring were not the first people there. And finally, a large portion the Christian faithful in this country believe that today’s Israeli Jews are the only member group of that biblical covenant with God. This also is not true, via the KJV bible. All the descendents of Isaac share in the promised inheritance. That’s includes the descendents of Esau, as well as Jacob. Please U.S. Christians, if you’re going to believe in the bible, read it and here what it’s saying, not what spiritually blind zealots tell you.
It is hard to view Netanyahu's visit to the United States is a death blow for Israel. He is the ultimate expression of Zionism: the Revisionist belief that Jews have a right to all the land between the river and the sea because of the Bible. Netanahu choses relentless expansionism and Jewish exceptionalism. I actually agree with Netanyahu, there has surely been Palestinian agency in the outcome. Many Palestinians never accepted the existence of a Jewish state on their land. Many Palestinians were opposed to Oslo, which gave 78 percent of that land to the Israelis. The Palestinian Diaspora never accepted the Jewish state; and were I in the Palestinian Diaspora, I'd be hard-pressed to reach a different conclusion. And so if you are Palestinian, it is hard to see why you wouldn't just wait and watch the whole thing self-destruct. As Jeffrey Goldberg says today, Palestinians have time on their side. Goldberg is shocked and confused by Netanyahu's insistence on holding on to the West Bank. Settlements are an "existential threat," he says. Goldberg wants to squeeze a two-state solution and a viable Palestinian state out of the existing situation. But he seems to acknowledge the real likelihood here: an apartheid state.An apartheid state is exactly what Palestinian solidarity activists and realists like John Mearsheimer have been telling us about for several years. When Jimmy Carter warned us about it, just five years ago, he was run out of town on a rail. As The good "liberal Jewish" media assailed him. Terry Gross jumped on him. Al Franken said, Why do you hate the Jews? And Mearsheimer was blasted as an anti-semite-- by among others Jeffrey Goldberg.Mearsheimer was putting his finger on the real source of the power: pro-Israel money corrupting our political process. And because this was an argument about Jewish influence, Goldberg and the Forward and the New York Times and the New Yorker had to scourge Mearsheimer.For the real tragedy of Netanyahu's visit was the supine Congress. Again and again they rose to embrace him. They applauded him when he said that Jews have a right to the West Bank, applauded him when they said that Jews should control Jerusalem. Most Israelis know better. This is all just a reflection of how corrupt the Congress is.And when Goldberg tries to save the Jewish state, he must take on the fundamental source of support for the expansionist Zionists: the Israel lobby in American public life. Good journalists who come out of a Zionist orientation, will finally attack the roots of intolerance here, the Israel lobby. The donnybrook that Walt and Mearsheimer ordered 5 years ago will finally take place.None of these people will be able to save the Jewish state. For today, the Arab spring hastens the irrepressible conflict: Obama will side with the millions of people on the Arab streets, as he indicated in his speech to AIPAC, while Netanyahu is saying that dark forces are gathering in the Arab world. And so the irrepressible conflict has morphed into a struggle over the definition of democracy, and Netanyahu is forced to argue forever that Arabs and Muslims are not ready for democracy, a racist argument that becomes less and less palatable to Americans. And in the end I don't see how a Jewish state that privileges Jews, in a corner of the Arab world, can survive that argument.In the end Jeffrey Goldberg, John Mearsheimer and I will be on the same side here. We will all be calling for an end to Zionism. We will recognize that like Communism in the 50s, its time is past. We will acknowledge the fundamental problem of dual loyalty that it poses for American Jews. We will in that crisis proclaim ourselves as Americans. For we will understand the profound dangers to our country and to Jews and Palestinians of this irrepressible conflict, and we will work together to end it as peacefully as we are able. And American Jews will finally look into their hearts and speak the truth: We do not need a Jewish state.
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