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Tidbits and notes posted on FB and Twitter. Part 199

Note: I take notes of books I read and comment on events and edit sentences that fit my style. I pa attention to researched documentaries and serious links I receive. The page is long and growing like crazy, and the sections I post contains a month-old events that are worth refreshing your memory.

White supremacist Richard Spencer finds his model in the state of Israel: “You could say I am a white Zionist, the Jewish state  of Israel is the most important and perhaps most revolutionary ethno-state that I turn to for guidance.”

What ethno-democracy means? Israel prime minister described the Arab citizens of Israel (Palestinians) as a “demographic threat”; the education minister who settled a cabinet debate by saying “I’ve killed lots of Arabs in my life and there’s no problem with that”; or the justice minister who called Palestinian childrenlittle snakes.” It doesn’t matter what the nations of the world say.” And the public security minister said at the beginning of 2018. “The time has come to express our biblical right to the land.”

Before the two-state idea (Palestine/Israel), the early leaders of Israel’s left-of-center Labor Party did things like reward Jewish “heroine mothers” who had more than ten children and drafted “Absentee Property Laws” to make sure expelled Palestinians could never return to their homes.

The sinister solution is the term “peaceful ethnic separation” — an idea that has its roots in population “exchanges,” such as between Greece and Turkey in 1923, Muslims in India into the newly created State of Pakistan in 1948, the one-sided “transfers” like the expulsion of Germans from Central and Eastern Europe after the Second World War, the expulsion of the Muslim Rohingas from Burma and the vast transfer of Palestinians from their villages since 1948 and after each of the many pre-emptive wars. since then

Popular support for the most extreme form of “transfer” — outright expulsion — is widespread in Israel, often polling over 50 % among Jewish Israelis. particularly among settlers.

Is it just a Psychological Barrier between the Palestinians and Colonialist Israelis? The Israeli author and activist Amos Oz had organized the “Peace Now” movement 2 decades ago and the movement is currently not  doing well in Israel.  Amos published “Help us to divorce”; “how to heal a fanatic”; “A story of love and darkness”; and his latest “Scenes of village life”.

Amos Oz resumed his talk: “Israel cannot be but a deception since it is a State built on a dream.” A fictitious mythical dream. Particularly the dream of US Evangelical Zionists who believe firmly that Second Coming will happens when Jerusalem is Jewish

Israel’s Newest Allies: The US and UK White Nationalist Right, famous anti-Semitic movements have come to admire modern Israel’s “ethno-nationalism, ethnic cleansing activities.” Harry Blain


“Psychological barriers?” What’s that! (Feb. 16, 2010)

Here you have two old Jewish Zionists chatting in a sort of interview.

Amos Oz is 70 years old and born in Palestine during the British mandate, and the other one is Jean Daniel who was born in Algeria during French colonialism.

One was raised to speak only Hebrew because his parents were worried that, if he learned another language, he will necessarily immigrate to Europe and die during the many wars among European nations. His father could read in 11 languages and his mother spoke 5 languages.

The French Jean Daniel, owner of the weekly magazine Le Nouvel Observateur, claims that his father loved his village in Algeria by the mountain; his father loved this village so much that he believed that anti-Semitic feelings will pass over quickly and Arabs in Algeria will quickly squelch this European colonial sentiment.

The Israeli author and activist Amos OZ had organized the “Peace Now” movement 2 decades ago and the movement is currently not  doing well in Israel.  Amos published “Help us to divorce”; “how to heal a fanatic”; “A story of love and darkness”; and his latest “Scenes of village life”.

Amos said in an interview with the “Nouvel Observateur” that the establishment of two states Palestine and Israel is inevitable because the psychological barrier between the two people is being eroded.

In the last two decades, the Israelis, especially the Jews in Diaspora,  insisted on calling a Palestinian an Arab on the basis that there are no Palestinians in their midst; it was what late Golda Meier PM loved to dream and had blurting: “There is no Palestinian”.

The same process was true to the Palestinians, especially the Palestinian refugees, who preferred to view Israel as a Zionist State, a cancerous State, an artificial State, and an apartheid racist State (which are entirely valid, since the Palestinians owned the land and were forcefully displaced to made room for new comers from everywhere in the world).

Now, both parties have agreed to recognize the existence of one another (a sort of extending legitimacy to the existence of one another).

The tearing down of the psychological barrier is assumed making room for rational and pragmatic policies and programs: the two parties have got to live side by side since no one is about to vanish anytime soon.

Amos Oz was in favor of the two latest preemptive Israeli wars in Lebanon (2006) and Gaza (2008) on the ground that the wars should not last more than two days! Sorry, Amos was disappointed that the pre-emptive wars dragged on for more than a month; as if this 70 years old activist knew no better of the Israel’s history of making damaging wars.

Amos Oz resumed his talk: “Israel cannot be but a deception since it is a State built on a dream.”

There are so many ideological tendencies within the Jewish Diaspora and they all converge into Israel to apply their particular ideological dreams.  The result is a vast deception of what the State of Israel came to represent.

The other Jewish Zionist, French Jean Daniel, is the founder of “Nouvel Observateur” and the author of “Is God fanatic?” and “The Jewish prison”.

Daniel is terribly worried that the Jewish Zionist lobby in France is rallying to the Likud extreme right party (late terrorist and Menuhin Begin PM) while the Zionist lobby in the USA is splintering to support Barack Obama’s resolution of a two State.

Daniel is worried at the emergence of religious fanaticism on both sides. To Daniel, this situation is a very serious deterioration and handicap to fruitful peace negotiation.

I contend that religious fanaticism is a consequence of the growing proportion of citizens on both sides who prefer rational and pragmatic negotiations in order to live in peace.

The fanatics are running out of excuses Not to establishing two separate States and have no recourse but to appealing to mythical divine claims in order to usurp Palestinian rights.

I understand the Palestinian religious fanaticism: after over 60 years of the creation of Israel, the Palestinian is still a legal non-entity. The Palestinian religious extremists must infuse divine rights to Justice and Humanity, since the successive US government, Congress, and Senate refused legitimate natural and human rights to Palestinians as a nation.

The two kinds of religious fanaticism (Jewish and Islam) differ in the long-term. Palestinian fanaticism will fade away as the Palestinian State is on the right track and seriously guaranteed by the UN, the USA, and the European Union.

The Zionist fanaticism is not to fade away; simply because it would never relinquish its preferential treatments and many advantages extended by the Israeli government budget, financial private supports, and religious monopoly over daily life of the Israeli citizens.




May 2023

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