Zionism and the Art of Genocide Denial
By The Angryindian
"We cannot allow the Arabs to block so valuable a piece of historic reconstruction ..... And therefore we must generally persuade them to 'trek.' After all, they have all Arabia with its million square miles .... There is no particular reason for the Arabs to cling to these few kilometers. 'To fold their tents and silently steal away' is their proverbial habit: let them exemplify it now."
Israel Zangwill, Expulsion Of The Palestinians
"The antisemites will become our most loyal friends, the antisemite nations will become our allies."
Theodor Herzl, One Palestine Complete
Now that the much anticipated Israeli ground “war” has begun in earnest, there has been an escalating swell of semantic ju-jutsu concerning the rightness of the Zionist putsch to utterly take apart the Palestinian government-in-exile and by extension, what remains of Indigenous Arab resistance to Ashkenazim White Power.
The mainstream U.S. and British press has narrowly portrayed this crisis as an issue of Jewish self-defence instead of the Arab genocide this really is. There are the numerous obligatory calls by world leaders for a halt to the violence, but they are unanimously committed to admonishing Hamas while deliberately skipping over the facts surrounding the activity which led to the blitzkrieg. The fact that deadly Israeli Defence Forces actions against “suspected” Hamas, Hezbollah and random civilian activists clearly violated this truce on numerous occasions is rarely if ever examined.
While news agencies in the United States report this calamity as a just and humane military action on the part of a besieged Jewish homeland defending themselves against an overwhelming and unstoppable force, Israel’s own press is reporting this as an endeavour long in the planning. Perhaps the most respected newspaper in Israel, Haaretz soberly reported, “Long-term planning, meticulous intelligence-gathering, secret discussions, visual deception tactics and disinformation preceded operation "Cast Lead" which the Israel Air Force launched yesterday in Gaza to take out Hamas targets in the Strip.”
The article goes further:
“Sources in the defense establishment said Defense Minister Ehud Barak instructed the Israel Defense Forces to prepare for the operation over six months ago, even as Israel was beginning to negotiate a ceasefire agreement with Hamas. According to the sources, Barak maintained that although the lull would allow Hamas to prepare for a showdown with Israel, the Israeli army needed time to prepare, as well.”
Preparations included a widespread intelligence campaign to identify Hamas' security networks and other activist installations and offices present within the confines of The Gaza, the arrival of U.S. military supplies support and the premeditated strangling of vital resources essential to the refugee population including the complete blockage of humanitarian aid. Israel’s government wilfully planned to starve-out the people of The Gaza, to squeeze the very life out of them until they saw signs of people panting on all fours in the streets, too weak and despondent to fight any further. Israel cowardly plotted to punish the Palestinian people as a whole, thereby making any armed or moral resistance to their genocidal plans effectively insignificant if not nearly impossible.
This should be front-page news in the United States but it isn’t. However, the UK, Japan and other news agencies around the world did take notice, providing evidence of the deception programme mentioned above. In a report published on the 19th of June 2008 by the BBC, the British news agency reported comments by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert saying that the truce was “fragile and could be short-lived.” Reuters later reported on Jan. 4th that Israeli President Shimon Peres flatly rejected the likelihood of a physical occupation of The Gaza stating, "We don't intend neither to occupy Gaza nor to crush Hamas, but to crush terror. And Hamas needs a real and serious lesson. They are now getting it." In effect, Israel consciously lied to the Palestinians and the entire world when it said it would abide by the ceasefire. It cunningly used the agreed break in the fighting to prepare itself for a Final Solution programme designed to destroy what is left of the Palestinian resistance Zionist genocide.
A substantial number of people around the world not amused nor swayed by the Zionist lobby in Washington D.C. have long protested Israel’s programme of anti-Arab genocide. They understand what a genocide is, they comprehend the gist of a virulently racist practice designed to eliminate an entire race of people. They are not moved by the rhetorical newspeak of Israel’s partisan “right to exist” or the touted uniquely “intimate” relationship between the United States and the State of Israel. Numerous demonstrations have occurred in conjunction with the siege, so it is clear that not everyone is comfortable with a Jewish-sponsored genocide in the new century.
In response, a number of personalities - particularly African-American celebrities led by Barack Obama and other minority stooges - have been trotted out before the cameras of the mainstream media to pledge their undying loyalty to the State of Israel and the right of Israel to employ engulfing deadly force against Islamic extremists. They are joined by the radical Protestant Imams on cable television calling for the United States to “enter the situation and destroy Hamas for Jesus” and news editorials summing up the ethnocide as "…a testament to the State of Israel's humanity," insisting that the carnage is really "the responsibility of Hamas."
Israel needs and deserves all our support they argue and anyone deemed critical to this course of action, inclusive of this writer, have no right to challenge the state of Israel's xenophobic gratification. This is extremely important we are told, especially during "difficult times such as these" for the Jewish race. The indigenous Palestinian people and their uncertainties are straightforwardly not regarded or treated as if they are of any real importance.
What is of importance according to this view is the pathetic victim narrative of the persecuted Jew, apparently the sole victim of the Catholic-driven ethnocides of Europe. We are repetitively reminded of what the German Nazis did to their population and we shall never forget. But we are rarely reminded of how many other ethnic and political minorities were burned alongside them. We are never reminded of how many Arabs are killed by Israelis armed with weapons stamped “American-made” and we will never know how many newborns and their mothers have expired at the checkpoints because a teenaged IDF conscript from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn would not allow her to pass and reach medical assistance. We are not told about how their homes are bulldozed at a moments notice, or how they are beaten or shot by Zionist-settlers for harvesting their olives or for trying to collect water for their children to drink.
These stories are absent from the debate surrounding occupied Palestine and remain missing from the public discourse at our own peril. There will be a price to pay for colonialist revisionism and the lack of moral courage evident in the coverage of this conflict. And the morgues of the world will not be able to maintain the workload. Simple political and moral consistency with international law demands that there be an honest evaluation of a situation wherein an entire group of people, in this case homeless Arab refugees who were forcibly displaced by the British in favour of other refugees who used terrorism against the United Kingdom and the United States to gain national and territorial independence.
The legal if not moral questions of this issue are for all accounts null and void. Under international law and the United Nations charter, the State of Israel is in principle a belligerent rogue state that by rights should be dissolved. It is a government founded on racial atrocities such as the bombing of the King David Hotel and the Deir Yassin massacre of 1948. They have since graduated from the racial brutality of the Nakba to the unremitting saturation bombing of The Gaza, kicking off 2009 with a new Israeli-Arab Palestinian race war, starting off the year pursuing a policy of Arab Palestinian ethnic removal with full support from the nations of the world. Including their Arab brothers hamstrung by fear of American military or economic retaliation.
Now that we know that the Israeli government planned this ruse long in advance, what next? Will the outgoing Bush administration or the incoming Obama administration call Israel on this deception? "Operation Cast Lead" was commenced two days day after Christmas and it was paired with a vigilant propaganda crusade designed to minimize political fall-out. The Israeli government and its apologists maintain that the Hamas government and its armed resistance is the real target, but it is a calculated plot aimed to demoralise and generate misery to the Palestinian refugees. This is a crime against humanity.
If this siege is to be labelled a “war,” then call what is happening and has been allowed to happen since 1948 has been a war crime, a series of war crimes. In fact, we can just go back to June of last year when the truce officially started and plan Operation Cast Lead began. What we are being told is a necessary and humane response to Palestinian terror has been uncovered as a government-planned programme of Arab ethnocide with the goal of a complete and total expulsion of Palestinians from all claimed Israeli lands by any means necessary. And legitimate Palestinian indignation at being systematically despoiled will continue to be reinterpreted as the real barrier to the sort of communication essential to finding a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian “conflict. Europocentrism uber alles.
So, let’s communicate. Let’s discuss how the leadership of a government can plan the destruction of an entire population and not be perceived and acknowledged by the world as monsters. As of right now in the midst of this incredible mishegoss, the silence of the clearly impotent United Nations, the deficiency of integrity shown by the adulterous Arab League and the unspoken racism of the morally-ambiguous American Jew is as deafening as it is illuminating. In the wake of the clobbering of Afghanistan and the rape of Iraq, it is also a sign of things to come. When genocides can occur and the weight of the world sides with the perpetrators, the clock is ticking, for all of us.
Editor, Inteligentaindigena Novajoservo