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By Jeremy Salt | Palestine Chronicle | December 25, 2017

Holding hands, the US and Israel have decided to walk out of UNESCO. Nothing could be more appropriate. Two rogue states run by two dangerous buffoons. Two states that have wreaked immense violence across the Middle East ever since ‘Israel’ was implanted in Palestine. In addition to Palestine, the US has launched genocidal wars against three countries just since 1990, Iraq (twice), Libya and Syria and continues to back Saudi Arabia in its equally genocidal war on Yemen.

As for Israel, living permanently outside international law is a necessary condition of its existence. It should have been tossed out of the UN long ago, or at least suspended, until it mended its ways. After all, what club continues the membership of someone who does not obey the rules, is warned once, once, twice, thrice, even 50 times, but still refuses to obey the rules? But Israel does not have to mend its ways and remains a member of the ‘international community’ because another state that does not obey the rules, and shows no respect for international law either, the US, protects it at every level and in every way, fomenting even more violence.

UNESCO has done its best to protect the cultural heritage of Palestine. Nothing that is not Jewish matters to the Zionists and so little of it is Jewish that Muslim and Christian Palestine has been ravaged, not just once (1948) or twice (1967) but continuously. The destruction of Palestine is the necessary condition for the creation of Netanyahu’s ‘Jewish state.’ It is all or nothing: there can be no compromise, no either/or. The Palestinians have set forth options, one secular state, two states living side by side, but the only option acceptable to Israel is all Palestine for us and none for you.

The elimination of the Palestinian human presence in 1948 was accompanied by the destruction of close to 500 of Palestinian villages or hamlets, irrespective of their historical and cultural worth. More destruction followed after 1967, beginning with the demolition of the Magharibah quarter in 1967 to make way for a ‘plaza’ around the Haram al Sharif and continuing in the years that followed. The war also created the opportunity for more Palestinians to be driven out of their homeland, this time from the West Bank, where many had taken refuge during the Zionist onslaught in 1948.

The war was another opportunity to drive Palestine further into history, towards the point where the physical evidence had all been destroyed and the Zionists could say ‘What Palestine? There was never a Palestine here.’ In fact this is what they have been saying all along, anyway, convincing no-one outside their own ranks because the Palestinians have not gone away, because their numbers are increasing (possibly there are now more Palestinians between the Mediterranean sea and the Jordan River than the Zionist settler population) and because too much of their history can still be seen on the landscape. This is why the danger to Al Aqsa, glowing above Jerusalem, is so great because it is the living symbol of the lies being told by the Zionists.

On this subject how intriguing it is, and how frustrating for the Zionists, that in the half century they have been burrowing under and around the Haram al Sharif they have not found one object proving that the temple was ever there. There are far older structures whose ruins can be seen today. Turkey is full of them: the excavated temple at Gobeklitepe in south-eastern Turkey is 12,000 years old so how can it be that nothing is left of the grandiose structure said to have been built by Solomon where Al Aqsa now stands? The Bible speaks of a building more than 60 meters high, built from wood (the cedars of Lebanon) and huge blocks of stone. Similar material is said to have been used in the building of the second temple, completed in 515 BC and destroyed by the Romans in AD 70. It is said to have been of the same massive dimensions yet nothing has been found, no remnants of fallen stone pillars, no votive bowls, absolutely nothing, suggesting that if the temple did stand on this site the biblical descriptions were fantastically exaggerated (no surprise in a book full of fantastic exaggerations).

Furthermore, the modern day Zionists are connected to ancient Israel only by their religion. Their first colonists had no living connection with the land and no ethnic connection with the people who lived on it. Zionists continue to play on the living Jewish connection in Palestine over the centuries but do not mention that the Jews who were there when their forefathers arrived regarded Zionism as a heresy. Netanyahu’s claim that Jerusalem has been Israel’s capital for 3000 years could convince only idiots, seeing that Israel is only seven decades old and that the last Jewish state in Palestine collapsed in the sixth century BC.

In any case, irrespective of these questions, the ancient Jewish presence in Palestine cannot be accepted as justification for the destruction of what was there until the arrival of Zionist colonists in the late 19th century.

The Zionists share with the Crusaders the unsavory distinction of bringing to Palestine the greatest destruction known in its modern history. After conquering Palestine in the late 11th century the Crusaders massacred or drove all Muslims and Jews out of Jerusalem. The restitution of Muslim rule was followed from the early 16th century by four centuries of a long Ottoman peace until the British capture of Jerusalem in December, 1917. From that time onwards, Palestine has not known a day of peace. Violence and repression by the British occupiers was followed by massive violence, repression and dispossession by the Zionists, continuing down to the present day.

Jerusalem was always a prime target. Massacres and the seizure of Palestinian property in 1948 were repeated after the seizure of the eastern half of the city in 1967, followed by a continuing racist demographic war launched in complete breach of international law and the laws of any country claiming to be called civilized. What this underlines is that at heart Israel is not a modern state but a tribal, atavistic community that lives by its own brutal standards, certainly insofar as the Palestinians are concerned, and is indifferent to what the rest of the world thinks, when not actually contemptuous of what it thinks. For the Zionists to think that they can get away with this endlessly is a sure indication of the madness and delusions in their minds.

The US has now gone so far as to ‘recognize’ Jerusalem as Israel’s capital when in international law, Jerusalem is an occupied city, all of it, not just the eastern half, captured by force of arms and settled in direct violation of the laws or war. Commenting on the UN General Assembly vote rejecting the Trump declaration, Nikki Haley, the US ambassador, openly threatened those who had voted in its favor. Names had been taken and punishment would be inflicted at the appropriate time. By voting for the resolution UN members had shown a lack of respect for the US, according to Haley: where, one might ask, is US respect for international law and the right of UN members to take independent decisions on the basis of that law?

The Trump declaration on Jerusalem has had an incendiary effect across the Middle East and amongst Muslims everywhere. It should be welcomed because it rips the last veil from the deceit known as the peace process. Mahmoud Abbas has had his nose rubbed in the dirt. The Saudi and Qatari governments, dealing with the Zionists behind the thinnest of veils, have had to fall into line on the question of Jerusalem. The Trump declaration has united Muslims across all divides.

By themselves, as brave as they are, as much fortitude and steadfastness as they have always shown, the Palestinians were never going to be able to defeat their enemies on their own. They were far too powerful. The road back to Palestine was always going to lead through the Arab world, as George Habash wrote in the 1950s, now to be extended, given the rise of Iran, to the Islamic world. Nasser fired up the Arab people in the 1950s and together, Hizbollah and Iran have again set an example of defiance of the US and Israel, so successfully that Israel is now well into preparations for the war intended to destroy them once and for all.

This will be an existential war for survival, an extremely violent war for which Israel has been making intensive preparations. It is warning of total destruction and Hasan Nasrallah is warning back that Hizbollah is ready with missiles that can reach any part of occupied Palestine. The stakes in Middle Eastern wars have never been higher, the possible consequences never graver and even potentially cataclysmic. The consequences of Trump’s declaration would have been so well known beforehand that it seems insufficient to call it stupid. Perhaps it was intended to bring on the war with Iran that Israel and [Zionists in] the US have wanted for a long time.

December 26, 2017 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Illegal Occupation, Timeless or most popular, War Crimes | , , , , ,

8 Comments »

  1. Jeremy Salt is unfortunately correct in his analysis that Trump, Netanyahu and their behind-the-scenes bosses chose the desperation-soaked option of seeking pretext(s) for war through the clear-to-all incendiary Jerusalem action. For the multi-billionaire bankers and corporate shareholders the Middle East is their “cash cow” largest market. They understand their market share is dwindling due to rapidly increased public awareness of their own violent covert war tactics, practiced over decades not just in the Middle East but globally.

    Comment by Jerry Alatalo | December 26, 2017 | Reply

  2. That “Mug Shot” of Nikki Haley is symbolic of what the UN has become. A “Propaganda Pit” for “Verbal Diarrhoea”…

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | December 26, 2017 | Reply

  3. “Let’s be clear, again, that I never thought I would have anything nice to say about Donald J. Trump in the past.

    That being said, his candidacy was supported by the Alliance, and the Alliance is calling the shots in the decisions that are being made — not the Deep State.

    This is a mess for many people, who are not seeing anything positive come out of this, and in fact are terrified — as the MSM has taught them to be.

    The briefings I have received have painted a very, very different picture, as we will again cover more in Section Two.

    There is clearly a civil war going on between Deep State elements, such as the CIA-controlled MSM, and this administration.” https://divinecosmos.com/start-here/davids-blog/1223-targeted-arrests ps David Wilcock’s latest🎶

    Comment by Leland | December 26, 2017 | Reply

    • It appears that Trump is finding allies wherever possible and without much discretion. The deep state being far stronger and broader than he had ever imagined.

      What a deal for Adelson.

      And the owner class get their tax rate reduction without the US even cutting back on NATO outlays.

      Comment by aletho | December 26, 2017 | Reply

  4. “christian.zionism” is a mental illness …………………………..

    Comment by Donald CHUMP | December 27, 2017 | Reply

  5. Accurate assessment, accurate forecast, accurate the obvious. So often the obvious is avoided, which makes addressing it worth commending.

    Would that it wasn’t, but given Israel’s continuous warring, in every conceivable way and its preparations, it’s so obvious as to be undeniable.

    What Israel is, is also what it exports: war and divisive, devious ploys in the middle east; munitions; and military-style subjugation for a hapless people it continues in every way conceivable, to expropriate their existence and barbarically subject them to the worst tortures imaginable.

    What is as heinous, is the relentless rationalizing, the relentless attempt to persuade that it is otherwise. It is 1984’s Big Brother with an iron heel, upon which is imprinted the star of David and a sloganeering as black as grease and as vile as venom.

    Those who look on from afar and outside it all, they allow this, they participate and are complicit. This complicity is corruption.

    Comment by Michael Severson | December 27, 2017 | Reply

  6. Christianity is being destroyed from within by some irrational line of thought that Jesus wanted you to just lie down and surrender to any adversary or obstacle that appears. Islam and it’s WAR god is SIN and must be resisted. Judaism and it’s WAR god is SIN and must be resisted. the ONLY path to Heaven/God is prayer and meditation leading to the Universal Conciousness. Jesus RESISTED. Jesus did not SURRENDER to Satan on the mountain. Jesus FOUGHT Satan and his temptations. Jesus FOUGHT the money changers corrupting the temple. At the present rate of surrender by PSEUDO-Christian misleaders, afraid to witness to the Lord, soon all that will remain of Christianity will be a persecuted remnant of Believers. These “peace at any price”, bow to the WAR gods, JUDAS GOATS are not Christian and they are not leading you to the Lord.
    ———————————————————–
    JUDAS ISCARIOT is alive and preaching from the pulpit of many American Churches.
    Any “teacher” who diverts Christians into bowing to the Jewish Temple Priests is a Judas Goat betraying the Flock of Christ.
    He who blesses Israel Crucifies Christ.
    CHRISTians should welcome any Jew that comes to Jesus.
    CHRISTians cannot support or aid Israel or the Jewish Nation that DENIES the Lamb of God.
    OLD testament / NEW testament
    WAR god / PEACE god
    OLD covenant / NEW covenant
    NEVER FORGIVE or FORGET / FORGIVENESS and LOVE
    The ESSENCE of Judaism is VENGEANCE
    The ESSENCE of CHRISTianity is FORGIVENESS.
    ANTI: a prefix meaning “against,” “opposite of,” “antiparticle of,” used in the formation of compound words (anticline); used freely in combination with elements of any origin (antibody; antifreeze; antiknock;;;; ANTICHRIST).
    The LAMB of GOD was the FINAL sacrifice. Rebuilding the Jewish Temple and resuming bloody animal sacrifices repudiates the Crucifixion, SACRIFICE of Jesus. JOHN 2:20 King James Bible “Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?”
    “christian.zionism” is a mental illness. no SANE person can worship two opposing gods at one time.
    JESUS -IS- the THIRD TEMPLE if you are a CHRISTian.

    Comment by Angusry | December 27, 2017 | Reply

  7. “Christianity is being destroyed from within”…….
    Christianity is destroying itself. The largest Christian religion, Catholicism, runs the World’s Largest Paedophile Sanctuary….(and pays not 1 cent in TAX anywhere on Earth, despite being possibly the Richest organisation on EARTH).
    If there REALLY was a God, don’t you think he would pull the Pope aside one day and say “Rid the Church of the vile paedophile scum in your midst, or I will”…..But neither the Pope, or Jesus have done a thing to eradicate these vile scumbags.
    Time’s up, for both of them………

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | December 27, 2017 | Reply


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