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Are you telling me the US citizens are that shallow? Joe DiMaggio’s mother, Seinfeld, Bill Clinton….

Posted on: December 2, 2012

Are you telling me the US citizens are that shallow? Joe DiMaggio’s mother, Seinfeld, Bill Clinton….

In my previous post, Michael Tomasky wrote “Why the Palestinians will never win” ( something to the effect that:

1. To Americans, Jews are nice (all Jews?), successful people. They’re funny. Jerry Seinfeld. Who’s gonna be against Jerry Seinfeld’s people?

2. Roosevelt toyed with the idea of interning Italian-Americans in camps along with Japanese-Americans. You know why he dropped it? Because people around him told him that there is no way on Earth you can put Joe DiMaggio’s mother in a work camp…

3. Bill Clinton said, the only Palestinians he knows are college professors and doctors. In Clinton’s experience and in my more limited one, Palestinian Americans are a high-achieving and very warm people. But all most Americans know is, they’re a bunch of terrorists…

4. The Palestinian leadership appear to have no understanding of why the Palestinians are really losing. They’re losing because American public opinion will never be on their side. Americans will always back the Jews….” 

And I wondered: “Are the US citizens that shallow?

Have the USA built a vast empire, and is still the first superpower, relying on very shallow people?

There are many US very famous actors, world renown professionals… from Near-Eastern origin (Lebanon, Syria, Palestine).  And the latest research extracted from the census revealed that they are the most educated in the US, with the highest rate in professions, and owning single family homes… (Read link in note 1)

People say:

“It is all how you present it. Palestinians need to present it better…”

“Wining the heart of american public opinion is one of the battles that needs to be won by the Palestinians… ”

“Writers attempt to use this argument to stress on the importance of abandoning violent methods to fight apartheid and occupying Israel reveals his hypocritical attitude toward the reality on the ground… ”

“Israel uses violence all the time, is it damaging its image in the american public opinion? No because it portrays it as a matter of self-defense.”

“The late leader Arafat abandoned violence and he is still seen as a Terrorist. So the question is how to cover up all your violence not abandoning it!…”

And I keep wondering: How could the Palestinians and their leaders present a better picture or message? Should the Palestinians say:

“We are being killed everyday, but we like the Israeli occupiers?”

“Israel uprooted 500,000 olive trees in our lands since the year 2000, but we understand and forgive Israel: They believe that olive tree is our symbol for resistance?”

“Apartheid Israel is harassing us on the 300 checkpoints and many sick Palestinians are dying on the trip to any hospital, but that’s alright. Wish the American public opinion just empathize with our plights…”

“It takes 45 minutes to reach the Jordanian borders, but Israel checkpoints lengthen the duration to over 3 hours, but that’s okay… as long as the American public opinions release their opinions on Israel ill behaviors…”

Do you think that Ariel Sharon dismantled the Zionist colonies in Gaza in 2005 after US public opinion disproved of the settlements?

Do you think that Ehud Barak withdrew from south Lebanon in 2000 after US public opinion polls expressed their views that Israel extended its presence in Lebanon (18 years)?

Do you think that the 138 UN Sates that voted for an observer seat to the Palestinian people waited for a US poll on that matter?

Mind you that President Obama promised the Palestinians an observer seat if they withdraw their demand for a full State last year, and then reneged on his promise this year for an observer seat? Do you think that Obama was relying on any US poll on that subject?

Finally, on Nov. 30, 2012, the Palestinians got their seat in the UN as Observers, a preliminary step toward acknowledging a Statehood that was denied last year. More than two third of the UN general assembly 138 out of 197 States voted for the observer seat. 41 States, including England and Germany abstained. Nine voted against: Beside the US and Israel, seven Island-States under de facto US mandated power sided automatically with the US dictate…

Mind you that the Palestinians are already a member of the UNESCO.

With this status of observer, like the Vatican, the Palestinians can submit to the International Court Israel crimes against humanity. And Israel will have to answer to the UN any further incursions into the “Occupied territories” of the West bank and Gaza…

In 1947, the UN partitioned Palestine into two entities. Implicitly, the UN agreed on a Palestinian State in 1947, but only Israel was granted this status in 1948.

It has taken 65 years for the Palestinians to be part of the UN, after hundred of thousands of martyrs who fell under the apartheid and theocratic State of Israel, and are still suffering from all kinds of brutal and humiliating indignities every single day.

Last week, 170 Palestinians died following 1,500 jet attacks by Israel on Gaza, most of them babies and civilians, and over 1,500 injured. Israel knew that this time around, even the US cannot be of help, and it tried hard to downgrade the significance of this new Palestinian status, saying that nothing will change on the ground…

For example, resume building more colonies, keeping the 300 military checkpoints, continuing with drone attacks to assassinate Palestinians, uprooting olive trees, withholding Palestinian tax money…

And what do you think is required for the Palestinians to accede to a full-fledged independent State?

1. The establishment of a sovereign government

2. Having a defined and well delimited borders… Abbas claims that the 1967 borders are good enough.  The Palestinian opposition parties beg to differ… They want the UN partition borders of 1947…

Here's what's left of Palestine today. The green bits are now voted the state of Palestine.
Here’s what’s left of Palestine today. The green bits are now voted the state of Palestine.

3. Having authority over a permanent population… And what about the 500,000 Jewish settlers in the occupied lands?

4. Voting on a charter that the Palestinian State will adopt peaceful mechanisms when dealing with the apartheid State of Israel… And if Israel refuses peaceful negotiations?

5) And Jerusalem as Capital? For the two States?

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