Trump Deviates from the Israel-first Agenda at the UN
Trump deviated from the script during his UN address.
He declared the solution to the “Israeli Palestinian conflict” is the establishment of two separate states, something the Likudniks not only in Israel but the United States certainly will not consider, let alone tolerate. It is plainly and painfully obvious what the Likudniks want—the expulsion of every last Palestinian, a process that should be called ethnic cleansing but never is by the corporate media.
— The Times of Israel (@TimesofIsrael) September 25, 2018
There isn’t an “Israeli Palestinian conflict” that requires a peace deal brokered by Jared Kushner, a personal friend of Bibi Netanyahu. The conflict was long ago manufactured by the Israelis for the explicit purpose of either forcing Palestinians to emigrate or stay behind and risk snipers murdering their children.
The effort to establish a purely racist and religious state—where only Jews are allowed to live as citizens—was nudged along by Israel’s “National Home” law passed in the Knesset in July.
“The measure will become one of Israel’s Basic Laws, which effectively serve as Israel’s constitution,” The New York Times reported.
Israel Passes Law Declaring Itself A Jewish State, Undivided Jerusalem As Eternal Capital, Hebrew As Sole national language. Israel to be “the national home of the Jewish people” and prioritize “development of Jewish settlement as a national value.” https://t.co/l9V7TlsDJ1
— Prasanna Viswanathan (@prasannavishy) July 20, 2018
Ethnic cleansing, the murder of children and journalists, medics, the assassination of activists and Palestinian nationalists, along with anyone in the vicinity of a target situated in one of the most densely populated cities in the world—all of this is now enshrined in Israel’s constitution.
Israel’s defense minister, Avigdor Lieberman, basically said he couldn’t care less about the horrible fate his government has forced on the Palestinians over the last 70 years. He said in response to Trump’s deviation from the Kushner-Netanyahu script his only concern is the “safety” of Israelis.
Despite Trump’s fumbling at the dais and deviation from the script, he still remains committed to taking out Israel’s most potent adversaries, Iran and Hezbollah in Lebanon. But, as is usually the case with politics, there is an ulterior motive.
President Trump, I want to first thank you for your strong words yesterday at the UN General Assembly against the corrupt terrorist regime in Iran. You back up your strong words with strong actions. pic.twitter.com/qOPwsCjFPp
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) September 26, 2018
“There is an obvious reason Trump is parroting Netanyahu. Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam are the largest funders of Republicans, ponying up $55 million for the midterm elections. Trump needs Sheldon Adelson now more than ever, and Adelson has a simple agenda, Israel. Adelson backs Netanyahu, pushed the move of the US embassy to Jerusalem, opposes negotiations with Palestinians, and called on President Obama to nuke Iran. Adelson wanted Trump to tear up the Iran deal, and he did,” writes Philip Weiss.
The Donald is a wind-up doll for Adelson, Kushner, the Israel-first neocons, and Bibi and the Likudniks. When Sheldon calls, Trump is obliged to pick up the phone. Adelson, after all, is the biggest donor to the Republicans, making sure Israel remains the top priority of American foreign policy.
“Mr. Adelson in particular enjoys a direct line to the president,” explains The New York Times. “In private in-person meetings and phone conversations, which occur between the two men about once a month, he has used his access to push the president to move the United States embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and, more recently, cut aid to the Palestinians, according to people familiar with their discussions, who spoke anonymously to discuss private matters. Mr. Trump has done both, triggering a backlash from some American allies.”
Biggest Netanyahu and Trump contributor Sheldon Adelson is putting $55 million into an intervention to keep Republicans in control of Congress. Time for official inquiry into which foreign country poses the most serious threat to integrity of US election. https://t.co/g5zLYWGoVO
— Gareth Porter (@GarethPorter) September 23, 2018
Democrats, of course, are just as enamored with the murderous Israeli state as the Republicans. Don’t believe the hype from the MAGA crowd that Democrats are now the enemies of Israel. While it is true many liberal Democrats are outraged and disgusted by Israel’s apartheid policies, the leadership knows the AIPAC hand isn’t one you bite, especially if you want to remain senator-for-life.
If you want to be a contender for the Oval Office prize, you have to say nice things about Israel, or the AIPAC cash dries up. Take for instance Kamala Harris, the Democrat presidential hopeful, who sojourned to the 2017 AIPAC conference.
Zaid Jilani writes:
Harris has taken a number of steps to ingratiate herself with the pro-Israel community. Last year, she gave a public address to AIPAC attendees, in which she repeated familiar mantras in support of the current U.S.-Israeli relationship. “Let me be clear about what I believe. I stand with Israel because of our shared values which are so fundamental to the founding of both our nations. I believe the bonds between the United States and Israel are unbreakable, and we can never let anyone drive a wedge between us,” she said. “And I believe Israel should never be a partisan issue, and as long as I’m a United States senator, I will do everything in my power to ensure broad and bipartisan support for Israel’s security and right to self-defense.”
This laudatory nonsense is required of both Democrats and Republicans as they claw their way to the top of the manure pile of national politics.
Bibi and the Likudniks complained the Obama administration was anti-Israel despite the fact in 2016 the Democrats signed off on an proposed an unprecedented military funding package to Israel that amounted to $40 billion over 10 years, the largest military funding the US has thus far given to any nation.
Trump wandered off script—again.
It does not matter what he told a contemptuous general assembly at the United Nations. Actions speak louder than words—and the actions thus far by the Trump administration will help guide Israel’s racist apartheid policies along a US fiat money festooned gold-plated path with a lot of help from Adelson, Bolton, Pompeo, and a host of other shady characters snared in the vapor lock of the voodoo trance that is US-Israel relations.