Was Israel Ever Legitimate ?

Was Israel Ever Legitimate ?

The history of Israel as a geopolitical fraud will fill entire libraries as those defrauded marvel at how so few deceived so many for so long. Those duped include many naive Jews who—even now—identify their interests with this extremist enclave.

Israeli leaders are wrong to worry about “de-legitimization.” They are right to fear that a long-deceived public is fast realizing that Israel’s founding was key to an ongoing deception.

The Invention of the Jewish People did not begin with Shlomo Sand’s 2009 bestseller by that title. There was no Exile says this Jewish scholar. Nor was there an Exodus. So how could there be a Return, the core premise of Israeli statehood?

If this patch of Palestinian land never rightly belonged to a mythical Jewish People, what then for the legitimacy of the “Jewish homeland.” And for that depiction by British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour in his November 1917 letter to Lord Rothschild?

Were Christians likewise seduced by Sunday school teachings reliant on the phony findings of Biblical archeologist William Albright? Shlomo Sand chronicles how in the 1920s Albright interpreted every excavation in Palestine to “reaffirm the Old Testament and thereby the New.”

In 1948, President Harry Truman, a Christian Zionist, was advised by Secretary of State George Marshall not to recognize this enclave as a state. This WWII general assured Truman that he would vote against him—and did.

That military tradition resurfaced in January 2010 when General David Petraeus dispatched a team to brief Admiral Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on the perils that Israel still poses to U.S. national security. Mullen was reportedly shocked. See: “The Petraeus Briefing

He should not have been surprised. Such insights are hardly new. More than six decades ago the Joint Chiefs of Staff cautioned Truman about the “fanatical concepts of the Jewish leaders” and their plans for “Jewish military and economic hegemony over the entire Middle East.”

In December 1948, Albert Einstein and 27 prominent Jews urged us “not to support this latest manifestation of fascism.” They warned that a “Leader State” was the goal of the “terrorist party” that has governed Israel over all but a handful of the past 62 years.

The Joint Chiefs foresaw the “Zionist strategy will seek to involve [the U.S.] in a continuously widening and deepening series of operations intended to secure maximum Jewish objectives.”

Soon after Truman recognized Israel, his presidential campaign train was “refueled” by Zionist Jews with $400,000 in contributions ($3.6 million in 2010 dollars). Soon thereafter, Israel betrayed the U.S. by allying with the British and the French to invade Egypt.

Though London and Paris soon abandoned the operation, months more were required to dissuade Tel Aviv from pursuing their expansionist agenda then—as now—for Greater Israel.

Outraged by Israeli duplicity, Eisenhower sought help to rein them in. He soon found that even then (as now) the Israel lobby dominated Congress. Thus the former Supreme Allied Commander appeared on television with an appeal directly to the American people. Then—unlike now—a U.S. Commander in Chief threatened to reduce assistance to Israel.

To revamp Israel’s tattered image, New York public relations expert Edward Gottlieb retained novelist Leon Uris to write Exodus. Jewish Zionists have routinely proven themselves skilled storytellers and masterful mythmakers.

This 1958 bestseller was translated into dozens of languages and quickly made into a movie for the 1960 Christmas season starring Paul Newman and featuring Peter Lawford, brother-in-law of the just-elected President John F. Kennedy. See: “Time for an American Intifada?”

The Myth of a Loyal Ally

Phil Tourney survived the June 8, 1967 Israeli attack on the USS Liberty that left 34 Americans dead and 175 wounded. The region-wide dynamics accompanying that provocative Six-Day land grab guaranteed the conflicts that remain so perilous to U.S. national security.

It was during this Israeli operation that Tourney gave a one-fingered salute to armed Israeli troops as they hovered in helicopters over the USS Liberty while preparing to rappel to the deck and, he surmises, kill the survivors and sink the ship.

Just then the captain aboard a nearby U.S. carrier scrambled jets to assist a vessel under attack by an “ally.” When Israeli intelligence intercepted the transmission, the helicopters fled only to have President Lyndon Johnson and Defense Secretary Robert McNamara recall our fighters.


Poster from the movie EXODUS (1960) directed by Otto Preminger

Soon thereafter, Israeli torpedo boats pulled alongside the USS Liberty to inquire if those aboard needed assistance. Those same boats had just blown a hole in the hull, killing 25 Americans. Israeli machine-gunners had then strafed stretcher-bearers, life rafts and even the fire hoses—all clear war crimes. Only then did this ally display the chutzpah to ask if our servicemen required assistance.

Had that notorious land grab failed to advance the narrative of Israel as the victim, what might be the condition of U.S. national security today? Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently conceded the duplicity that continues to typify this “special relationship.”

As he confessed: “Our policy on Jerusalem is the same policy followed by all Israeli governments for 42 years, and it has not changed. As far as we are concerned, building in Jerusalem is the same as building in Tel Aviv.”

In other words, the 1967 war was neither defensive nor preemptive but an outright taking of land that, one year later, Tel Aviv acknowledged as precisely what concerned the Pentagon 62 years ago.

In effect, Netanyahu confirmed that this relationship reflects multi-decade premeditation. The U.S. has since discredited itself by protecting this “ally” from the rule of law for its armed taking, ethnic cleansing and brutal occupation of land that belongs to others.

Even now, few know that Mathilde Krim, a former Irgun operative, was “servicing” our Commander-in-Chief in the White House the night the 1967 war began. Her husband, Arthur, then chaired the finance committee for the Democratic National Committee.

Even now, few Americans know the role in that cover-up played by Admiral John McCain, Jr. Or the role still played in this sordid history by his son, Republican Senator John McCain III. See: “McCain Family Secret: The Cover-up”

Are those who champion this “state” the same belief-makers responsible for the myth of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction? Iraqi meetings in Prague? Iraqi mobile biological weapons laboratories? High-level Iraqi contacts with Al Qaeda? Iraqi yellowcake uranium from Niger?

Was any of that intelligence legitimate? Whose interests were served by deceiving the U.S. to wage war in the Middle East? By the Suez Crisis? By the Six-Day War? By covering up the attack on the USS Liberty?

Adhering to an Enemy?

How are U.S. interests served by treating Israel as a legitimate state? When was Israeli behavior anything other than duplicitous? At what point do we concede the common source of the storylines foisted on an imperiled global public?

Who created the narrative that saw us segue seamlessly from a global Cold War to a global War on Terrorism? Remember the promise of a post-Cold War “peace dividend”? Who induced the U.S. to wage a war whose costs could total $3 trillion, including $700 billion in interest?

Why is debt always the prize? At the end of WWII, the U.S. was home to 50% of the world’s productive power. Were we induced to hollow out our economy by the same consensus-shapers that induced us to wage war in the Middle East?

Do these devastating dynamics trace to a common source?

Who benefits from the “Islamo” fascist narrative? Whose storyline—really—is The Clash of Civilizations? Who has long spied on the U.S. and routinely transferred to other nations our most sensitive defense technologies?

Who had the means, motive, opportunity and, importantly, the stable nation state intelligence required to perpetrate such a debilitating fraud from inside the U.S. government? And from inside other governments that joined the “coalition of the willing”?

If not Israel and its supporters—who? In effect, are those now advocating an “unbreakable bond” with Israel giving aid and comfort to an enemy within?

Israel is right to worry. It was never legitimate. As both an enabler and a target of this fraud, the U.S. has an obligation to concede its source—and to secure the weapons of mass destruction now under the control of this enclave.

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16 Responses to "Was Israel Ever Legitimate ?"

  1. hans gerthard  April 11, 2010 at 10:54 am

    American have become apologists for radical Islam. It is easy to blame Israel for the problems but that doesn’t stop the onslaught of terror of muslims against Americans. Aside from pursuing mass murder plots against innocent populations in every corner of the planet, Islamic terrorists have one other thing in common:

    They credit their motivation and success to religion.

    This distinguishes Islamic terrorism from mere criminal activity, and it is part of what makes Islam so very, very different from other religions.

    Many people would prefer to bury their heads in the sand or look for ways to recast Islamic terror to fit their own political agenda, but the fact is that violent Muslims are quite explicit about the religious certainty that compels and justifies their actions.

    The teachings and history of Islam that explain the violence are discussed elsewhere on this site. Here we just want to show that, as far as Islamic terrorists are concerned, their acts are done specifically in the name of Allah and for the cause of Islam and Islamic rule… across the globe.

  2. Time Will Tell  April 10, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Yes Joana it all, is because of Eve forcing Adam to eat an apple. mLet us all hold hands and sing

    Kumbaya my Lord, kumbaya
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    Kumbaya my Lord, kumbaya
    Oh Lord, kumbaya

    Someone’s singing Lord, kumbaya
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    Oh Lord, kumbayah

    Someone’s laughing, Lord, kumbaya
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    Oh Lord, kumbaya

    Someone’s crying, Lord, kumbaya
    Someone’s crying, Lord, kumbaya
    Someone’s crying, Lord, kumbaya
    Oh Lord, kumbaya

    Someone’s praying, Lord, kumbaya
    Someone’s praying, Lord, kumbaya
    Someone’s praying, Lord, kumbaya
    Oh Lord, kumbaya

    Someone’s sleeping, Lord, kumbaya
    Someone’s sleeping, Lord, kumbaya
    Someone’s sleeping, Lord, kumbaya
    Oh Lord, kumbaya
    Oh Lord, kumbaya

    At some point if peace will ever be reached in the Mid East some feelings might have to be hurt, and yes name calling.

  3. Joanna  April 9, 2010 at 4:57 am

    Surely more healing could take place if the conscientious among us could refrain from name- calling and focus on the perilous geopolitical strategies of the military-economic power elite (corporatocracy). The real human tragedy has little or nothing to do with ethnicity, “law” or “religion” or “state-building” and everything to do with human ignorance, aggression, empire-building, financial racketeering and psychopathology. Using so many “fightin’ words” is inflammatory and disguises the real enemy–human “inhumanity” perpetrated by the neurophysiology of predation unchecked by “higher order” cognition. The “Middle East” is only a contemporary manifestation of an ancient dilemma inherent in human survival: competition or cooperation? Aggression or wisdom? The only difference between our world and the dark ages seems to be the murderous scale of military technology.

  4. omop  April 7, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Israeli Ambassador in DC, says “iDF “protects US military”…..so basically then the 85,000 US military in iraq and the 135,000 US military in Afghanistan would have been defeated if not protected by Israelis. Is that like a hint to General Petraeus to keep his mouth shut or else Israel will stop protecting the US?

    WASHINGTON – Israel’s Ambassador to Washington Michael Oren said Sunday on CNN that the relations between the US and Israel were protecting the lives of American soldiers serving abroad, as Israel supplies Washington with intelligence and equipment necessary for their wellbeing.

    Oren was responding to a statement to Congress made by the commander of the US Central Command, General David Patraeus, who spoke about the Arab nations’ response to the close ties between the two countries.

    Speaking in an interview with CNN, Oren said that if Israel did not exist, extremists in the region would join Al-Qaeda in its anti-American sentiment. “The US is much safer thanks to Israeli-American cooperation,” he said.

    The ambassador said Israel supplies the US with intelligence and equipment its troops use to fight terrorists.

    He defined the countries’ relationship as “excellent”. Oren also accused the Palestinians of being unwilling to enter into negotiations and added that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did something no prime minister had done before him by freezing construction in all settlements for ten months.

    It follows then that ALL US military including Gen. Petraeus must thank the IDF cause if it were not for their bravery and sacrifice the 50 states would have already been overrun by the barefooted cave dwellers of Afghanistan

  5. Rehmat  April 6, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Israel was based on lies and myths. Zionists’ myth of “Six Million Died” happened in Europe but the western colonial powers made Palestinians to pay for the crime. Zionist Jews preferred this solution for two reasons – first to escape centuries of Christian persecution and second to use the Jewish genocide in the 1940s as weapon against by keeping Europeans guilty-conscience.

    Israel – Occupation based on myths

  6. booglede  April 6, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    jewish comments appear to be more extremist than even Taliban. No woner Us’ image is fast sinking in the Muslim world; more so the way the rightwing jews insulted Biden and by implication Obama over the issue of settlements a la land-grabbing. Such jewish intransigence leads to atrocities which are billed gainst the Us which is their chief abettor. This atrocious conduct of us foreign policy would strengthen the taliban in due course to everybody’ disadvantage. As us appears to be helpless before the jews, some new combination of powers in asia may emerge to challange the status quo and us’ ’empire complex.’It can only be offset by the people in US asserting that their national interests must prevail over ‘special interests. etc in their country. That may cut israel to size despite her nuclear weapons whose use would destroy herself alongwith the victims.

  7. Dan  April 6, 2010 at 8:37 am

    William, your comments are meant as sarcasm, right? I surely hope so for your sake, since your comments otherwise imply that the New Covenant requires you to deny it.

  8. william higgins  April 5, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    God listed the boundrys of Isreal. The Russians allowed in 1948 the Jewish nation to come into existance by not vetoing against Isreal. Those who read the bible belive 1948 was foretold in the bible. Isreal will never give up there land. In fact the bible tells just how much land belongs to the jews and many jews belive they should take up to that amount. The Jews need no ones permission other than our God to live where they are now. I belive God punishes those who stand in Isreal’s way in doing Gods will.


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