ALAN HART : Why does Israel have a veto over the peace process?

There is not a snowball’s chance in hell of a real peace process unless the double-standard is abandoned. Unless, in other words, the governments of the major powers, led by America, say something like the following to Israel:  ” Enough is enough.”


As I explained on a lecture tour of South Africa (Goldstone Land) from which I have just returned, the answer is in what happened behind closed doors at the Security Council in New York in the weeks and months following the 1967 war. But complete understanding requires knowledge of the fact that it was a war of Israeli aggression and not, as Zionism’s spin doctors continue to assert, self-defense.

More than four decades on, most people everywhere still believe that Israel went to war either because the Arabs attacked (that was Israel’s first claim), or because the Arabs were intending to attack (thus requiring Israel to launch a pre-emptive strike). The truth about that war only begins with the statement that the Arabs did not attack and were not intending to attack. The complete truth, documented in detail in Volume Three of the American edition of my book Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews (, includes the following facts.

Israel’s prime minister of the time, the much maligned Levi Eshkol who was also defense minister, did not want to take his country to war.  And nor did his chief of staff, Yitzhak Rabin. They wanted only very limited military action, an operation far short of war, to put pressure on the international community to cause Eygpt’s President Nasser to re-open the Straits of Tiran.

Israel went to war because its military and political hawks wanted war and insisted that the Arabs were about to attack. They, Israel’s hawks, knew that was nonsense, but they promoted it to undermine Eshkol by portraying him to the country as weak. The climax to the campaign to rubbish Eshkol was a demand by the hawks that he surrender the defense portfolio and give it to Moshe Dayan, Zionism’s one-eyed warlord and master of deception. Four days after Dayan got the portfolio he wanted, and the hawks had secured the green light from the Johnson administration to smash Eygpt’s air and ground forces, Israel went to war.

What actually happened in Israel in the final countdown to that war was something very close to a military coup, executed quietly behind closed doors without a shot being fired. For Israel’s hawks the war of 1967 was the unfinished business of 1948/49 – to create a Greater Israel with all of Jerusalem its capital. (In reality Israel’s hawks set a trap for Nasser by threatening Syria and, for reasons of face, he was daft enough to walk, eyes open, into the trap). On the second day of the war, General Chaim Herzog, one of the founding fathers of Israel’s Directorate of Military Intelligence, said to me in private: “If Nasser had not been stupid enough to give us a pretext for war, we would have created one in a year to 18 months.”

As I say in my book, if the statement that the Arabs were not intending to attack and that Israel’s existence was not in any danger was only that of a goy, me, it could be dismissed by Zionists and other supporters of Israel right or wrong as anti-Semitic conjecture. In fact the truth has been admitted, confessed, by a number of Israeli leaders. Here are just three of many examples.

In an interview published in Le Monde on 28 February 1968, Israeli Chief of Staff Rabin said this: “I do not believe that Nasser wanted war. The two divisions he sent into Sinai on 14 May would not have been enough to unleash an offensive against Israel. He knew it and we knew it.”

On 14 April 1971, a report in the Israeli newspaper Al-Hamishmar containined the following statement by Mordecai Bentov, a member of the wartime national government. “The entire story of the danger of extermination was invented in every detail and exaggerated a posteriori to justify the annexation of new Arab territory.”

In an unguarded public moment in 1982, Prime Minister Begin said this: “In June 1967 we had a choice. The Egyptian army concentrations in the Sinai approaches did not prove that Nasser was really about to attack us. We must be honest with ourselves. We decided to attack him.”

The single most catastrophic happening of 1967 was not however the war itself and the creation of a Greater Israel. At America’s insistence, and with the eventual complicity of the Soviet Union, it (the single most catastrophic happening) was the refusal of the Security Council of the United Nations to condemn Israel as the aggressor. If it had done so, the history of the region and the world might well have taken a very different course. (There might well have been a negotiated end to the Arab-Israeli conflict and a comprehensive peace within a year or two. To those who think that’s a far-fetched notion of what could have been, I say read my book, which includes a chapter headed Goodbye to the Security Council’s Integrity)

Question: Why, really, was it so important from Zionism’s point of view that Israel not be branded the aggressor when actually it was? The short answer of it comes down to this.

Aggressors are not allowed to keep the territory they take in war, they have to withdraw from it unconditionally. This is the requirement of international law and, also, a fundamental principle which the UN is committed to uphold, as it did, for example, when President Eisenhower read the riot act to Israel after it invaded Eygpt in collusion with Britain and France in 1956. That is on the one hand.

On the other is the generally accepted view that when a state is attacked, is the victim of aggression, and then goes to war in genuine self-defense and ends up occupying some (or even all) of the aggressor’s territory, the occupier has the right, in negotiations, to attach conditions to its withdrawal.

In summary it can be said that although Security Council Resolution 242 of 23 November 1967 did pay lip-service to “the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war”, it effectively put Zionism in the diplomatic driving seat. By giving Israel the scope to attach conditions to its withdrawal, Resolution 242 effectively gave Israel’s leaders and the Zionist lobby in America a veto over any peace process.

In 1957 President Eisenhower said that if a nation which attacked and occupied foreign territory was allowed to impose conditions on its withdrawal, “this would be tantamount to turning back the clock of international order.” That’s what happened in 1967. President Johnson, pre-occupied with the war in Vietnam, and mainly on the advice of those in his inner circle who were hardcore Zionists, turned back the clock of international order. And that effectively created two sets of rules for the behaviour of nations – one set for all the nations of the world excluding only Israel, which were expected to behave in accordance with international law and their obligations of members of the United Nations; and one set for Israel, which was not expected to behave, and would not be required to behave, as a normal nation.

At the Johnson administration’s Zionist-driven insistence, the refusal of the Security Council to brand Israel as the aggressor was the birth of the double-standard in the interpretation and enforcement of the rules for judging and if necessary punishing the behaviour of nations. This double-standard is the reason why from 1967 to the present a real peace process has not been possible.

In my view there is not a snowball’s chance in hell of a real peace process unless the double-standard is abandoned. Unless, in other words, the governments of the major powers, led by America, say something like the following to Israel:  “Enough is enough. It is now in all of our interests that you end your defiance of international law. If you don’t we will be obliged to brand you as a rogue state and subject you to boycott, divestment and sanctions.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alan Hart is a former ITN and BBC Panorama foreign correspondent who has covered wars and conflicts wherever they were taking place in the world and specialized in the Middle East. His Latest book Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews, is a three-volume epic in its American edition. He blogs on Visit him on Twitter



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21 Responses to "ALAN HART : Why does Israel have a veto over the peace process?"

  1. Ed E  April 14, 2011 at 11:48 am

    always helpful to a rabid rabbi’s opinion…

  2. kelli  April 14, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Paging Gordon Duff, we have a live one here! Gee, I wonder who is paying you to post this, Rabbi?

  3. vinnie  April 13, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Rabbi’s talk with their ass. because they dont have a god given brain.

  4. Derek  April 13, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Oh behave. The Land of milk & honey was a wasteland? Your biggest legit export are Jaffa citrus fruits which you stole from the Palestinian people. Wasteland indeed.

  5. RABBI MAC  April 13, 2011 at 12:46 pm


  6. Ken Rechtstein  April 13, 2011 at 3:19 am

    Paraphrasing Gordon Duff: “So much disaster, occurring in our world today is due to the very same creation of the Rogue State of Israel in 1948”. As a matter of fact it affects negatively the JEWS too.

    How can any SANE and RESPONSIBLE POLITICIAN (I know that the majority of them are perverts-psychopaths and prostitutes…) allow the creation of a State by Zionists whose guiding CODEX is the TALMUD and in a place that was already populated by people with religions (Islam and Christianity) and cultural traditions totally distinct to the teaching of the RACIST-SEGREGATIONIST-EXCLUSIVE TALMUD?

    Nevertheless, the western countries and the Jewish ruled communist URSS did, against all wisdom and common sense. It happened at the expenses of the Palestinians and WORLD PEACE, to please the bribing and politically influential Rothschilds and Jewish-Zio US Banksters, creating artificially a State against all odds knowing well that its leading members use terrorist actions and ethnic cleansing (Hagana-Irgun-Leumi-Stern Gang, etc.).

    To this very day the assassination of the Swedish UN high commissioner FOLKE BERNADOTTE and millions of slain-maimed and displaced-ethnic cleansed Palestinians is unaccounted for by the ZION TALMUDIC MAFIA DONS.

    The same remark is valid when it comes to crimes committed by the Zios against the USA and its citizens (The Creation of the Federal Reserve-Lavon Affair-USS LIBERTY-Attack on the Marines Barracks in Lebanon-NUMEC Affair-the assassinations of JFK-RFK and John John + wife & sister in law-Pollard’s Spying-THE PNAC GANG-False Flags-9/11-the deceitful creation of AIPAC and its Spying and HIJACKING of the USA-the FINANCIAL FRAUDS and Maintaining Israel alive and bullying the WORLD with US taxpayers money and de facto ownership of the Pentagon-False Intelligence leading to the DISASTERS in Iraq and Afghanistan-Infiltration of every Institution in the USA and perversion of Academia-Congress-Senate and the White House, all by deception-coercion-blackmail-bullying and assassinations, etc., etc.).

    As long as America and the American stay occupied and enslaved by the ZION TALMUDIC MAFIA DONS, Israel will keep putting the USA-EU-Middle East and Wold Peace at risk.

    The NATO mobilization and action in Libya should have been against Israel to protect World Peace and Humanity from the rule of Psychopaths armed with nukes not against a Libya that has never attacked the USA or threatened its vital interests.

    We are inverting LOGIC to please the most shrewd-reckless and lethal Mafia that planet earth has ever known and paying dearly for it. Will we ever understand and wake up? What is wrong is there Kristal clear for any normal human being to sea: “A divorce from the Zion Talmudic Mafia Dons is URGENT and NECESSARY if we want to save world peace and prevent the USA going down the drain…

  7. kisakhani  April 13, 2011 at 12:01 am

    That is because the US Congress and US Administration have been nursed by Zionist
    Mothers. They in turn have fed the gullible nation into thinking that keeping Israel alive and intact is to protect the Constitution of the United States and to
    prevent the takeover of US Citizens Rights at the hands of extremists.Poor fellows
    little do they know that they live in the Animal Farm.

  8. S. Gabriel.  April 12, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Focusing on Libya shifts attention from Bahrain, Yemen and Gaza. Focusing on Libya probably pleases Obama and his Zio pupeteers.. It is they who, directly, or indirectly, are responsible for this mass murder on a global scale, brutally reducing the world population by millions. and labeling it “democracy.”

  9. Earlaiman  April 12, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Alan Hart writes, “As I explained on a lecture tour of South Africa (Goldstone Land) from which I have just returned,….” and then goes on to describe some of the things he did, said and learned while in Africa.

    I am not in Africa, I live in Malaysia, and it has been decades since I was last in Africa… Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt, fifty years ago, so things have changed somewhat in the interim.

    But, we have an Indonesian housemaid, whose Indonesian husband is an itinerant International contract laborer, usually in construction, who recently returned from Libya where he had recently gone to work in the oil fields.

    He had some interesting things to say about his experiences there.

    The job came unstuck as soon as the “revolution” heated up, and he had to leave the country on his own, the best way he could, without any support from the company which had hired him.

    During the course of his “escape,” he was robbed, mugged and had to bribe his way out. He says he could not distinguish between who ripped him off the worst, the “rebels” or the “Government” people. There is no distinguishable difference that he could determine between the two.

    He arrived home in Malaysia penniless with only the clothes on his back! He had been provided with food,drink and a flight home. By whom he is not sure. It was just, “…here, eat this, drink that,” and, “get on this airplane.”

    What does he have to say about Libya?

    He says that all Libyans are “rich.” They all live in big houses in big modern cities. They all drive cars, have TVs, and do not work. They hire indigenous foreign laborers and staff, like himself, to do everything.

    The pay was good while it lasted.

    He thinks Libya is one of the most advanced and modern countries in Africa, and the Libyan people live on a higher standard of living than we do here in Malaysian, which is not so shabby, and even pretty damned good when you get right down to it and compare it with some of the rest of the so-called “advanced” First World countries.

    My Maid’s husband?

    He is obviously an uneducated, ignorant peasant who has never known or came into contact with Muammar Gaddafi and his evil minions, and probably has never heard what a horrible man he is from the Western TV and the Western Press media. All he knows, like most ignorant small men, is what he has seen and experienced first hand, by himself, with his own eyes and ears.

    He would like to go back to Libya in more settled times; he would like to live there; he would like to be a Libyan, he says.

    I have no reason to doubt or question anything he says. He is a Muslim man of honor who would never lie to another Muslim and he has no reason to tell me a lie or to exaggerate anything in his story.

    If, at some later time, when things settle again in Libya and he goes back, taking his wife with him, my wife and I shall have lost a good housekeeper and a dear and close friend of the family.


    … knowwh


    He lost his watch,is money,his paptop his luggage,

  10. vinnie  April 12, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    IS–RA–HELL attack the U.S.S. Liberty and the jack-ass president Johnson did nothing. ( LIKE A MORON ) attack on the United States of America. proves to all americans with a brain that the federal government is nothing but suck up to ass-kissing Jews. i wonder how much money these bastards get in our federal government to lie and suck up. Democracy to screw all americans. WHO NEEDS THIS GOVERNMENT????? IN FACT WHO NEEDS GOVERNMENT ( PERIOD ) best to have none at can smell the cess-pool stink all over the world from Washington D.C.

  11. Joseph  April 12, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Aloha Alan:

    Israel is Satan’s new home: khazaria. Khazarian jews aka fake jews / false jews / bosheviks / worship satan and follow the talmud and the protocols of the learned elders of zion while the good jews (sephardic ones) follow the torah.

    Khazarian jews are not true judean-hebrews and they speak yiddish.
    Sephardic jews are semites and speak hebrew.

    Satan at this end of the galactic cosmic cycle (see video link below) wants to kill off as many as “law abiding” citizens of this planet as possible so to trap their souls in the 3rd dimension / physical. Here are the videos: same video above is also at:

    (note that the whole solar system goes through the photon belt twice in its complete 26,000 year cycle. See the photon belt picture at:

    So, because satan kind of control this planet, it does what it wants when comes to killing others using its base in israel.

  12. Vincent Nunes  April 12, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    “In June 1967 we had a choice. The Egyptian army concentrations in the Sinai approaches did not prove that Nasser was really about to attack us. We must be honest with ourselves. We decided to attack him.”

    So…in other words, we lost 35 of our boys, and injured 171 others…on a LIE.

    Remember the U.S.S. Liberty!

  13. Rehmat  April 12, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    “Enough is enough”!

    The last American President (JFK) said that – he could not complete his term – thanks to Mossad’s hitman.

    And knowing how Obama has had fooled the American so far – I don’t think he would like to end up like JFK.

  14. Derek  April 12, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Thing I can never fathom is how can you start a war with your invaders & occupiers. It defies logic.

  15. hareli  April 12, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Just keep writing these pieces, Alan. The drip-drip-drip of them will finally fill the lake. And please get your US publisher to produce Kindle versions of your books.

  16. Thomas  April 12, 2011 at 6:26 am

    The sad story here is the delusion, propaganda and disinformation that has characterized the American historical narrative and the Israeli/Zionist historical narrative. Yes, we are all brainwashed idiots trying to pull ourselves out of the sewer that is the matrix of history.
    If we can all take the red pill we have a chance.
    If we all continue to take the blue pill we will never understand.

  17. Gordon Duff  April 12, 2011 at 6:09 am

    A history lesson we have to keep repeating.
    So much of the disaster we live today is built on the bones of 1967.

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