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One's Independence Is Another's Occupation

By Dr. Elias Akleh

20 May, 2008

This week many self-proclaimed democratic, freedom-lovers and righteous world leaders flock to Jerusalem to celebrate the 60th independence commemoration of the Zionist state of Israel; an extreme religious, extreme racist, globally rogue, international laws violator, and terrorist state, forcibly implanted into the heart of the Arab World.

Zionist Israel was built on crimes, atrocities, mass-murder, raping, and pillaging throughout Palestine. It was built on the ruins of hundreds of Palestinian villages and towns. Israeli society, a criminal entity originally formed by the rejects from all other countries, and many WWII criminals, was erected on the ruins of Palestinian towns in flagrant violations of international laws and civilized norms. Its citizens flourished on the programmed massacres of thousands of Palestinians, on the forceful evacuation of tens of thousands of Palestinian civilians, on the imprisonment of the rest of Palestinian population into the largest concentration camps throughout the history, on the usurpation of Palestinian land, on the fruits of the well-established Palestinian economy, on spreading chaos and wars throughout the neighboring countries, on war crimes, and on human rights violations.

Israelis claim that they are facing extinction; being threatened to be wiped off the map by its surrounding Arab countries. If we pay just a little attention we would recognize that Israel, itself, had wiped Palestine off the map, and long before 1948 they have been, and still are wiping Palestinians off the earth. They are not satisfied with murdering Palestinians in Palestine, but they have, and still are following Palestinian refugees into the neighboring countries – Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, and even Iraq- to finish them off.

Not long after Hitler's death, Zionists had adopted same Nazi's crimes committed against German Jews, made them even more satanic, and implemented them against Palestinians. German socially racist "Superior Aryan Blood" ideology morphed into religious extremist and racist "God's Chosen People" ideology. Nazi's collective punishment of a whole village and the massacre of its citizens if just one of them dared to resist occupation morphed into programmed collective punishment and brutal massacres of every Palestinian community, whether they resist occupation or not, starting from Deir Yasin massacre in 1948 until today 2008 when the Israeli army daily raids Palestinian towns, murder innocent citizens, demolish homes and farms including crops and live-stock, and kidnap Palestinian youths. Nazi's mass imprisonment of Jews into concentration camps behind barbed wires has also morphed into Israel's mass imprisonment of whole Palestinian communities behind barbed wires fences with steel gates and behind 20-foot high concrete wall equipped with the latest electronic surveillance cameras and machine guns. Israel has turned Gaza Strip into the largest concentration camp ever in the history of the world. Its 1.5 Palestinian prisoners are being starved to death while the rest of the world is cheering Israel's alleged civilized democracy. Unlike other prisoners Gaza's Palestinians are deprived from all necessities of living; food, water, medicine, jobs, electricity, and even peaceful death. Unlike other prisoners they are being subjected to military raids, targeted assassinations, bombing and shelling by the Israeli tanks, fighter planes and helicopters, and naval assault boats.

Israel's crimes against Palestinians are clearly ethnic cleansing; a genocide; a holocaust, whose aim is the annihilation of the whole Palestinian people. These crimes fall under the definition of genocide as described by Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention, which states:

"In the present convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, such as:
a) Killing members of the group.
b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group.
c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part.
d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group.
e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

Israel is a militaristic society deep down to the core; military service is sacred. It has rejected each and every peace gesture offered by its neighbors that would have guaranteed Israel's existence in peace within specified borders like any other country. Its refusal of peace stems from its expansionist ambitions. Israel's existence depends primarily on intimidation and terror inflicted on its neighbors. Expansion through terror has been the adopted policy of the World Zionist Organization since its first meeting in Basel in 1897. Yousef Weitz, the director of the Jewish National Fund's Land Department stated in his diary:

"It must be clear that there is no room in the country for both people (Palestinians and Jews) … the only solution is a Land of Israel, at least a western Land of Israel without Arabs. There is no room here for compromise … There is no way but to transfer the Arabs from here to the neighboring countries … Not one village must be left, nor one Bedouin tribe."

David Ben Gurion, considered the founder of Israel, instructed his military staff as follows:

"We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population." (Ben Gurion, A Biography by Michael Ben-Zohar, New York 1978.

Yitzhak Shamir, a two terms Israeli Prime Minister, was originally a member of the Zionist terrorist group "Lehi" working with Nazi Germany against the British in Palestine, and responsible for the assassination of Britain's Minister of State Lord Moyne and the assassination of UN representative Count Folke Bernadotte, and the perpetration of many massacres against Palestinians starting with Deir Yassin. His following statement represents the policies adopted by all Israeli Prime Ministers without exception:

"Neither Jewish morality nor Jewish tradition can be used to disallow terror as a means of war … We are very far from any moral hesitations when concerned with the national struggle. First and foremost, terror is for us a part of the political war appropriate for the circumstances of today …"

In his Thursday 5/15 speech in the Israeli Knesset President Bush was more Zionist than any other Israeli. He stripped naked the American policy towards the Middle East exposing American unconditional bias and support to Israel, and the fallacy of the honest peace broker American administration. George Bush, a war criminal for his wars in Haiti, in Afghanistan and in Iraq, and a leader of the largest terrorist organization, who is trying to use terror to effect regime change in Palestine, Lebanon, Somalia, Sudan, Niger and other places, has emphatically supported Israeli terror in his speech: "Israel's population may be just over 7 million, but when you confront terror and evil, you are 307 million strong because America stands with you." He also regretted the absence of "one of Israel's greatest leaders …Ariel Sharon", the worst Israeli terrorist known as the "butcher" for his massacres of Arabs, and as "the bulldozer" for his demolition of great numbers of Palestinian homes.

One may wonder why would any world leader celebrate and support the creation of such a terrorist state. A look at Israel's history gives us the answer; Israel is a mercenary terrorist state serving the interests of global corporations; military industry, financial institutions, oil corporations, and pharmaceutical companies among others. Israel was created in the heart of the Middle East, a rich and very strategic region connecting three major continents, and overlooks major transportation routes. In 1948 Britain gave Zionist a state to serve their interests in dividing the Arab World. In 1956 Britain and France gave Israel nuclear technology in order to join them in their aggression against Egypt when its President nationalized the Suez Canal. Again in 1967 they paid Israel to mainly attack Egypt to stop its President Nasser's ambitious plans of Arab unification, and of helping North African countries gain their independence. Israel now is getting American financial, military and political support to serve in America's wars in the region against Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, and Iran. Looking deeper into the words of Bush's speech to the Knesset one could detect his incitement against these countries, and his promises of continuous support. Encouraging Israel to attack Iran he stated: "Permitting the world's leading sponsor of terror to possess the world's deadliest weapon would be an unforgivable betrayal of future generations. For the sake of peace, the world must not allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon." Of course US and Israel, real sponsors of terror, are permitted to have their own nuclear weapons.

Jewish Israeli children are being fanatically indoctrinated and raised to become mercenaries to kill and be killed for Western interests. Israeli government had missed a real chance for genuine peace offered by Arab Peace Initiative of March 2002. Israeli citizens are becoming increasingly sick of the many wars they have to wage. Their birth rate is declining and many of their new generations are leaving Israel going back to their original countries. Israel's army is witnessing high suicide rates, with many refusing service and others avoiding it. We are witnessing the emergence of provisional historians, who are re-writing Israel's real black history, and the emergence of peace movements demanding peace and coexistence with Palestinians.

Zionist founders expected old generation Palestinians to give up their right of return, and the new generations to forget their historic villages and town. The exact opposite is taking place; old generation Palestinians are telling their history to the new generations, handing them the keys to their old homes in order to continue the struggle. The resistance of the new generation Palestinians, now the third, is increasing and improving with time, a clear evidence of their determination to establish their state and to return to their old villages. Palestinian birth rate is exceeding those of Israelis, providing them with constant fresh new blood and more inventive minds.  

Israelis can now celebrate and enjoy their so-called independence for, the way things are going, they will not be able to do that many times in the future.


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