Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Palestine Is Not Part of the Problem: It's the Whole Problem

Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Palestine Is Not Part of the Problem: It's the Whole Problem

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Palestine Is Not Part of the Problem: It's The Whole Problem

The United States railroaded through the United Nations the partition of Palestine in 1947, giving the not quite one-third Jewish population 53 percent of the land and the two-thirds Palestinian population 47 percent.

The next year, in 1948, President Harry S Truman recognized the newly declared State of Israel within minutes of its declaration as an independent state. In his memoirs Truman cruelly declared that the State Department's strong opposition to recognizing Israel--which had and still has no announced borders--was motivated by anti-Jewish sentiment. (These days it is called anti-Semitism, in spite of the fact that the total world Jewish population constititutes no more than 5 percent of the world's linguistically Semitic population.)

Israeli massacres in 1948 and 1949 terrorized three-quarters of a million Palestinians into fleeing their homes and property, while Israel seized another 25 percent of Palestine. In 1967 Israel picked a fight with the Arabs that sent another quarter-million Palestinians fleeing for their lives, and leaving Israel in control of all of Palestine.

Israel's every act, no matter how outrageous, was publicly endorsed by the United States. Regular public statements from Washington, DC assured that American military equipment would always be supplied to Israel to keep it stronger than all of the Arab states combined.

Urged on by Fifth Column Zionists inside the U.S. government and in the media, a process was undertaken always to tie the U.S. and Israel together. This was part of a "feel good" domestic mood facilely "compensating" for past Christian persecution of the Jews. In the uncomprehending Arab and Muslim worlds a gradual loss of hope for fair U.S. policies began to take root.

A truly wicked American print and film media played--and still plays--a dump-on-the-Arabs-and-Muslims game. For decades not a single Arab or Muslim hero or role model appeared. Israeli heroes abounded. Zionist correspondents, film writers and directors were lionized. The primary New York Times writer on the Middle East became so one-sided that observers there no longer regard him as a serious analyst. He keeps on writing and appearing on American television, however. …

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