by Stephen Lendman
(RINF) – Israel is a repressive, aggressive, lawless, racist police state – ruled by degenerate hate-mongers waging war on Occupied Palestinians and its 20% Arab population.
Netanyahu is an unindicted war criminal – guilty of wars of aggression, mass murder and daily persecution of Palestinians for not being Jews.
He deplores peace, stability, equity and justice. He enforces vicious police state practices. Palestinians challenging Israeli authority risk harassment, beatings, arrest, imprisonment, torture and/or death.
Netanyahu’s demagoguery is notorious. He lost credibility long ago. On Sunday, he blustered:
“We are in the midst of a great struggle being waged against the state of Israel, an international campaign to blacken its name.”
“It is not connected to our actions. It is connected to our very existence. It does not matter what we do. It matters what we symbolize and what we are.”
“I think that it is important to understand that these things do not stem from the fact that if only we were nicer or a little more generous.”
“We are very generous. We have made many offers. We have made many concessions – that anything would change because this campaign to delegitimize Israel entails something much deeper that is being directed at us and seeks to deny our very right to live here.”
“Now, this is a phenomenon that we have known in the history of our people. What hasn’t been said about the Jewish people?”
“They said that we are the focus of all evil in the world. All of these things are being said about us today as well. It was not true then and it is not true today. This does not have a shred of truth.”
Fact: Outrageous Israeli policies and actions blacken its own name.
Fact: Persecuting Palestinians for praying to the wrong God is longstanding.
Fact: So is denying them the right to live on their own land, in their own country in peace.
Fact: Israel flaunts fundamental international laws, norms and standards unaccountably.
Fact: Generosity and compromise aren’t Israeli long suits.
Fact: It doesn’t negotiate. It demands.
Fact: Its agenda is all take and no give.
Fact: Justifiable criticism targets state policies, not Jewishness.
Fact: Claiming anti-Semitism doesn’t wash. It’s one of the great canards of our time – wholly without justification.
Following talks with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Netanyahu lied claiming he “remain(s) committed to the idea that the only way we can achieve a lasting peace is through the concept of two states for two peoples – a demilitarized Palestinian state that recognizes the Jewish nation state of Israel.”
He deplores peace, stability, fairness and rule of law principles. Previous articles explained his premeditated summer 2014 war on Gaza was part of Israel’s overall agenda to:
- maintain lawless militarized occupation harshness;
- deny Palestinians self-determination;
- continue stealing their land and resources;
- control their borders, airspace and coastal waters;
- maintain Jerusalem as Israel’s exclusive capital;
- prevent diaspora Palestinians from returning;
- block meaningful Fatah/Hamas unity;
- pursue a longstanding Greater Israel objective;
- eliminate all challengers to its quest for Middle East hegemony;
- balkanize regional countries for unchallenged Middle East control;
- extend Israel’s “promised land” from the Nile Valley to the Euphrates;
- including parts of Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon to the Litani River, and whatever else Israel can grab.
Rogue states operate this way. America and Israel partner in ruthless imperial barbarism.
Longstanding Palestinian suffering is Exhibit A. So is raping one Middle East country after another.
Ignore Netanyahu’s bluster. It bears repeating. He lost credibility long ago.
His racist, repressive actions belie his duplicitous pledges. They remain hollow and worthless.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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