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The AIPAC Smack

The Jewish lobby in the USA uses false terminology and threatens the future of Palestine as much as ever.

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Courtesy: guardian.co.uk

(SACRAMENTO, CA) - Eileen Fleming sent the AIPAC release to our newsroom, knowing we all have to see it sooner or later. However expected and predictable, the document is a total disappointment to say the least.

Americans should never forget that this country supported apartheid South Africa to the very end. It is so shameful that a nation born in racism like the United States, still operates with so much malevolence toward the concept of world peace.

In their press release, The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) wrote:

    The United Nations General Assembly recklessly set back the chances for peace between Israelis and Palestinians today when it granted non-member observer state status to the Palestine Liberation Organization.

Mahmoud Abbas is President of the Palestinian Authority; the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) is language selected by Israeli in their press release because it is more shocking and jarring. Yes, he is the leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization, but that is not how people see Abbas, only AIPAC in their hasbara-certified attempt to confuse.

Even though hundreds of Palestinians were murdered by Israel's U.S. supplied bombs dropped from cowardly drones and jets, the Zionist state lost big time in its recent attack on Gaza. It amounts to a political nightmare for the hard right wing Likud party. Once more, because of rockets that almost never strike targets, Israel set out to murder in the name of self-defense only it backfired.

In this climate, the world political body, the United Nations, voted overwhelmingly to give Palestine Observer State Status yesteray and it is a monumental accomplishment for the Palestinians who have lived under the grinding heel of Israeli apartheid and occupation for 65 years. Israeli people began illegally stealing land from Palestine in the late 1940's, as soon as the exodus of 'Israelis' arrived from concentration camps in Europe, where they were liberated by Americans.

The Israeli chant is, "God gave this land to me" but there is no contract stating this, as David Rovics so cleverly sites in his song, 'Israel Geography 101'. The Israeli Zionist culture teaches its own that they simply are far more important human beings and thus entitled "by God" to steal Palestine. It has not gone well. Nobody likes a bully and absolutely not a soul on this earth would enjoy seeing land that was in their family for hundreds of years stolen by Israeli settlers.

This is the background. Gaza is a walled off prison people refer to as an open-air concentration camp. They are bombed constantly and then Israel refuses to allow building supplies. If people get really brave and raise millions and pack ships with relief supplies to boldly transport to Gaza, they are attacked by Israeli boats and helicopters in open ocean waters. This happened in May 2010 when Israel attacked the 'Mavi Marmara'- a passenger cruise ship packed mostly with journalists, and killed nine people aboard, almost all execution style, while shooting dozens of men and women and refusing them medical treatment.

Palestinians live with endless checkpoints and are regularly abused by Israeli soldiers. There are in Israel, 'Jew only' roads, and Christians and Muslims caught driving on them are in serious trouble.

So today after the attack only days ago on Gaza, which is really part of a never ending series of military strikes on Gaza civilians (more than 50 children were killed in the last two weeks during Israeli attacks), the United Nations took the first solid step toward placing Palestine into the realm of nations.

Israel has worked hard to break down Palestine as much as possible but it has failed. They immediately issue a threat even in their current press release, and AIPAC is supposed to be an American lobby group, but listen to them carry on like a military organization:

    In requesting this action, PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is effectively turning his back on talks with Israel and destroying his credibility as someone genuinely interested in a serious peace process. Instead, Abbas has reinforced the message he sent in a May 2011 New York Times op-ed that he intends to widen the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by pursuing claims against Israel before international bodies that can neither bring peace nor well-being to his people.

Israel is pissed off that Abbas isn't going to be their little lap dog. People have lost a lot of faith in the man over the years and in the Palestinian Authority. But now his legacy will be different, from this day forward Abbas has helped his people as few have been able to.

AIPAC continues their rant:

    Chairman Abbas has violated a basic principle of the Oslo Accords -- which specify negotiations with Israel as the exclusive path to Palestinian statehood.

This is the point... where the demands of Israel are so ridiculous and simply audacious, that they weld the door of doubt shut. After all of their murderous attacks and land theft, any suggestion that it is fair to expect a resistance government to remain under the thumb of a fascist government like Israel is laughable.

AIPAC continues:

    His actions also constitute a direct rebuff to the United States and President Obama’s personal request to return to direct negotiations and forego the distractions offered by the U.N. Abbas also victimizes the Palestinian people by making their achievement of statehood, peace and prosperity much more difficult.

For most humanitarian activists, Obama and Clinton are a joke. They are corporate politicians who will rot in hell for the positions they have take for fundamentalist religious Israel over the lives of innocent families, there is no way God looks kindly upon that.

AIPAC, using 'PLO' as many times as humanly possible, continued:

    Congress has frequently warned the PLO that there would be consequences for its relationship with the United States if the PLO refuses to demonstrate its commitment to peace with Israel. Congress has specifically linked continued aid and the operation of the PLO office in Washington to the Palestinians not seeking statehood status at the United Nations. AIPAC applauds this congressional leadership and urges a full review of America’s relations with the PLO, including closure of the PLO’s office in Washington.

I want to restrain myself, thinking of the Palestinian victims, and not just say what I really want to say. The bottom line is that Israel and its minions like AIPAC are full of shit and they are liars through and through and we no longer need to fear these militaristic morons. By speaking truth we also do a great favor for the majority of the Israeli population that wants nothing to do with this right wing religious madhouse bullshit of Israel's.

Here is the final line from the AIPAC:

    AIPAC supports peace between Israel and the Palestinians. A genuine resolution of their differences can only be achieved through direct negotiations without preconditions. That is what was agreed upon at Oslo by the Palestinians and Israelis with the strong support of the United States. Unfortunately, PLO Chairman Abbas has irresponsibly chosen posturing over peace.

They lost out this week and it is a permanent setback. Israel could have done a million things better than it has, but a government based on a premise that you are better and more deserving than others is not likely to go far in a modern world.


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Tim King has more than twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. Tim is Salem-News.com's Executive News Editor. His background includes covering the war in Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007, and reporting from the Iraq war in 2008. Tim is a former U.S. Marine who follows stories of Marines and Marine Veterans; he's covered British Royal Marines and in Iraq, Tim embedded with the same unit he served with in the 1980's.

Tim holds awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing from traditional mainstream news agencies like The Associated Press and Electronic Media Association; he also holds awards from the National Coalition of Motorcyclists, the Oregon Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs; and was presented with a 'Good Neighbor Award' for his reporting, by the The Red Cross.

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