Mohamed Khodr’s Column
“I’ve never seen a president ï¿½ I don’t care who he is ï¿½ stand up to them, the Israeli’s. It just boggles your mind. They always get what they want. The Israeli’s know what’s going on all the time. I got to the point where I wasn’t writing anything down. If the American people understood what grip those people have on our government, they would rise up in arms. Our citizens don’t have any idea what goes on.”
Admiral Thomas Moorer of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Washington Report 12/1999, quoting from Andrew Hurley’s book: “One Nation Under Israel”)
“We declare openly that the Arabs have no right to settle on even one centimeter of Eretz Israelï¿½.Force is all they do or ever will understand. We shall use the ultimate force until the Palestinians come crawling to us on all foursï¿½.When we have settled the land, all the Arabs will be able to do will be to scurry around like drugged roaches in a bottle.”
Israeli Chief of Staff Rafael Eitan (Gad Becker, Yediot Ahronot 4/13/83, N.Y. Times 4/14/83)
“There are only two powers in the world…the sword of the oppressor and the spirit of the oppressed. In the long run, the sword is always defeated by the spirit.
Never in the history of humanity has there been such a dominant minority population with a disproportionate political and economic force as is currently embodied by the American Jewish community upon the world’s sole power-the United States. It is this powerful group that is the single most important obstacle to peace in the Middle East. The American Jewish allegiance to Israel surpasses even their allegiance to the United States, the very country responsible for the establishment of Israel, although they will vehemently deny it. American Jewish money, ownership of the largest media corporations, movie studios, financial institutions, publishing companies, as well as their shameless use of the “Holocaust” tragedy to inflict guilt and shame upon the good will of the American people, has ensured America’s support for what is undoubtedly the most racist military regime since World War II. There would be no Israel without American Jews. Their wealth and influence upon our pandering greedy government began with Harry Truman. Truman in 1948 was trailing Thomas Dewey badly in the presidential campaign. Realizing he needed New York State and its large Jewish community he courted their votes and money by promising to recognize Israel and intimidate the Latin American countries in the United Nations to secure international recognition of Israel as well.
Despite intense opposition from his National Security Team, including the popular Secretary of State General George Marshall, Truman recognized Israel within eleven minutes of its declaration of “independence.” Later Truman justified his decision by saying: “I am sorry gentlemen, but I have to answer to hundreds of thousands (of Jews) who are anxious for the success of Zionism. I do not have hundreds of thousands of Arabs among my constituents.” (Truman in: “Anti-Zionism” edited by Tekiner)
Due to the intense lobbying and pressure from American Zionists on Harry Truman, the United States pressured the United Nations to approve the Partition Plan of Palestine in 1947 (the U.S. later changed course but it was too late). Realizing the future consequences of Truman’s decision, Kermit Roosevelt prophetically wrote in 1947:
“The process by which Zionist Jews have been able to promote American support for the partition of Palestine demonstrates the vital need of a foreign policy based on national rather than partisan interestsï¿½.Only when the national interests of the United States, in their highest terms, take precedence over ALL other considerations, can a logical, farseeing foreign policy be evolved. No American political leader has the RIGHT to compromise American interests to gain partisan votesï¿½.The present course of world crisis will increasingly force upon Americans the realization that their national interests and those of the proposed Jewish state in Palestine are going to CONFLICT.”George Ball: “The Passionate Attachment“
Those words came prophetically true. Israel has involved America in its wars, its illegal occupation of Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, and the West Bank and Gaza, its atrocities, and its defiance of international law and U.N. Resolutions. America has paid through the nose for Israel’s wars and withdrawals. For 34 years its been American money and weapons that are killing Palestinians, Arabs, both Christians and Muslims. For its blind shackled support of Israel, American has alienated the entire Arab and Muslim world (56 nations with 1.3 Billion people). It has driven a wedge between America and its European allies, the Vatican, Russia, China, and the rest of the world. Israel is the main reason Americans are victims of terrorist attacks, high gas prices, and our incessant obsession with so called “rogue states”, as well as the potential trillion dollar cost of a National Missile Defense Shield. Israel cries foul and labels as anti-Semitic anyone who even sneezes in a non-kosher manner demanding immediate billions from Congress to compensate its emotional stress. There is a good reason Israel calls the entire world “anti-Semitic” and only depends on Uncle Sam. Israel knows our Congress is a sheepish doormat willing to offer billions, weapons, resolutions of support, and a soothing massage to Israel’s Prime Minister anytime, anywhere.
This political pandering and greed for Jewish money and votes has continued since Israel’s founding in 1948 among our politicians to this day. The most embarrassing and humiliating spectacle of political pandering occurs during the annual convention of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC: Israel’s most powerful lobby) in Washington D.C., where AIPAC basically invites the entire government from the President, to Cabinet officers, and the Congress to renew and proclaim their undying love and allegiance to Israel. No one dares to decline the invitation and all try to out-Jew each other. Our politicians attend and recite: “I pledge allegiance to the State of Israelï¿½”. No other country in the world, no other international issue in the world, and no American domestic issue such as health insurance for children or prescription drugs for the elderly can ever hope to receive the support and priority Israel receives from our government. America’s Pro-Israel Jewish population (many Jews don’t support Israel’s policies but support Israel) have so intimidated our country that no one dared point out that Israel’s founding meant the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians. It took 30 years for any one (Jimmy Carter) to even mention the word “Palestinians”. Hilary Clinton was shredded for suggesting that for peace to occur Palestinians need a state. She more than made up for her “error” in her “Israel First” Senate campaign in New York. Even in everyday conversations around this country, Americans avoid the subject of Israel and the Palestinians like the plague. Incredibly, not even the most powerful nation on earth dares to challenge Israel and the American Jewish Lobby. Who the hell does Israel think it is? Is this the gratitude for American money, weapons, vetoes, and support that’s costing us friends, trade, money, and increasing our enemies around the world? None of this political pandering is particularly done out of love for Jews or Israel but solely out of greed and fear. Unless we, the American people, rise and demand our government break its Jewish lobby shackles and “passionate attachment” to Israel, nothing will change. For now, America’s motto is “One Nation Under Israel.”
No one is suggesting that we abandon our relationship with Israel. However, our relationship to a foreign, rich, powerful sovereign nation like Israel should be based on mutual respect and interests like any other country, nothing more and nothing less. When our interests diverge America should follow its national interests and not be intimidated and threatened to necessarily adopt Israel’s interests.
How embarrassing for the United States anytime the entire world in the U.N.’s General Assembly takes a vote censoring Israel for its brutality and defiance of international law that the votes every year are similar to: 189 to 2 (only Israel and its benefactor, America standing alone against the world). Our country deserves and should demand respect from a nation living on our handouts.
We must dare end our billions of dollars in aid to Israel and Egypt and spend it on countries that desperately need it. Giving money to Israel is like a welfare single mother sending her check to Bill Gates.
Population of World Religions
Palestine‘s Tragedy & Future Decided by England & U.S.
Abraham Lincoln said:
“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves, and, under a just God, cannot long retain it.”
Palestine, the land, and its indigent population, the Palestinians, became an expendable commodity for the British in 1917 when Lord Balfour, Foreign Minister of England, at the behest of Zionist pressure that coincided with England’s desperate attempt to enlist American support in World War I, wrote a letter of 68 words (The Balfour Declaration) to a rich Jew, promising in effect Palestine as “A homeland” to the Jews. The letter never mentioned the Palestinians who already inhabited the land for thousands of years. Such was the privilege of a colonial power whose national interest naturally supersedes consideration of any rights or ownership of land of an indigent people.
The Balfour Declaration gave the deed to Palestine to Europe’s Jews. The United Nations affirmed this “Deed Letter” in 1922, and after the Holocaust of World War II, the United States became the sole power and benefactor to implement this “deed” transfer of land. It never occurred to Europe, the United Nations, the Zionist Jews, nor the United States that this “transfer” would result in a catastrophic carriage of injustice upon a people innocent of any harm to Jews.
After Israel’s establishment as a state, the United Nations and the world have being playing catch up for 53 years trying to find some semblance of justice for the Palestinians. The harder the world tried for justice and a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the more aggressive and belligerent Israel became in acquiring more land by force and evicting more Palestinians. The four main reasons for Israel’s success in its bloodthirsty land acquisition of Arab land, even beyond Palestine are: 1. The Holocaust Syndrome: the guilt and empathy of the West has been milked royally by Israel. 2. The Power of the Jewish Lobbies in the West, but especially in America, where “Jewish Power”, a term coined by J. J. Goldberg, has in effect hijacked and shackled American foreign policy. 3. The Hype, Lies, and Myths of Israel’s Zionist History have in effect indoctrinated the western mind due to the control and manipulation of the media and movie industry. Such control has prevented any truth or counter arguments to the “Zionist Dogma”.
4. The successful Zionist campaign that has totally dehumanized and demonized Arabs and Islam as irrational, uncivilized, and violent has been totally digested and accepted by the west without any critical analysis. This indoctrination has resulted in a western culture incapable of understanding or empathizing with Palestinian suffering unlike the empathy shown to other oppressed masses as in Tibet or South Africa. Incredibly, Americans have come to accept the illogical idea that Palestinian stones and a few rifles are a threat to Israel’s very existence and that the real motive of Israel’s “Hostile Neighbors” is to throw Jews into the sea. It seems Israel and its Pro-Israel bigoted friends like Charles Krauthammer, Jeff Jacoby, Cal Thomas, George Will, Edward Luttwak, Daniel Pipes, Steve Emerson, Judith Miller, Mark Halprin, Don Feder, Dan Rather, Morton Klein, Abraham Foxman and company take Americans for ignorant fools whose only value in life are tax dollars for the House of Israel.
U.N. Resolution 181 Partion Plan: A Miscarriage of Justice
Population in Palestine
Percent of Total Land Owned in Palestine
UN Resolution 181
** In the 1948 War Israel Expelled 750,000 Palestinian Refugees
** In the 1967 War Israel Expelled 330,000 Refugees
** U.N. General Assembly Resolution 181 in 1947: How Unjust and Racist. Gave Jews 56% of Palestine, although they were one third of the population and owned only 6% of the land; while giving the Palestinians who owned 94% of the land and were two thirds of the population 44% of the land.
** Currently there are 5 million Palestinian Refugees living in 60 camps
The large number of Palestinian refugees didn’t leave their homes and land voluntarily, but were forced to flee following the Zionist massacres committed against unarmed Palestinians.
An Israeli writer, Amnon Kabilok wrote in the Palestinian Studies Magazine, “The Irgun”, an organization led by former Israeli Prime Minister Begin, and the “Stern” underground organization were waging wars to terrify Palestinians, in order to displace them from their land. Mose Sharit, head of the political section at the Jewish Agency, quoted David Ben Gurion as telling his army, “you should strike violently to demolish Palestinian cities and towns and expel the Palestinian people, to pave the way so that our people can replace them”.
Working under these instructions, the Jewish gangsters perpetrated many massacres which terrified Palestinians, forcing them to abandon their homes and properties. The most famous massacre of 250 Palestinian women, children, and old men occurred in Deir Yassin on April 9, 1948, only a short distance from where Yad Vashem (Holocaust Memorial) stands today.
The Zionist plan to violently expel the Palestinians began with Theodore Herzl but implemented by Ben Gurion. In June, 1938, David Ben Gurion, Israel’s founder and first Prime Minister, is quoted as saying in recently released Zionist documents: “I support compulsory transfer. I do not see in it anything immoral”. (Benny Morris in “Righteous Victims” pg. 253)
Christian Presence In Holy Land Dwindling Fast
The world forgets that Palestinian Christians were the first followers of Christ. They along with Palestinian Muslims were killed and evicted by Zionist Jews yet America has adopted the idea of a “Judeo-Christian” tradition that was only coined in the 1940″s. Spread throughout the surrounding nations and further, Christian Palestinians, estimated to have been 20 percent of the population before 1948, have dwindled to fewer than 2 percent of those living in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem
It is estimated that 230,000 Christians have left the Holy Land since Israel was founded in 1948. If current rates continue no more than one percent will remain in Palestine in the next fifty years.
The Christian population of (the ever expanding) Jerusalem was 30,000 in 1948; today it is 2000, due to the systematic ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from that and other areas around Israel. (Paul Findley’s Deliberate Deceptions, 1996). Unlike Jews, Arabs are always denied permission to build and expand. Ninety two percent of Israel is owned by the Jewish National Fund, where the land can not be sold to non-Jews. Result: the 18% Israeli-Arabs own only 4% of the land.
In Haifa there were about 1,500 members, today there are only 270. In Jaffa, St.Peter’s had 800 communicants, today six remain. In Nablus, a Palestinian city of 200,000 on the West Bank, only 645 Christians remain. In Nazareth, a community 90 percent Christian 50 years ago, only 30 percent of the population are Christian today. Even in Bethlehem, where they once made up 95 percent of the population, Christians today are barely a third
Settlers, Settlements, and Oslo
The Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) reported that Israel has expanded settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip by 50 percent since the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993. Currently over 200,000 Jewish Settlers live in 145 illegal settlements (this excludes the 200,000 living in East Jerusalem). The forcible expropriation of occupied land is illegal under international law.
Eight years after Oslo, the Palestinians fully control only 18.2% of the West Bank territory. This small area consists of over 200 separate enclaves surrounded by military checkpoints and bisected by a network of 29 bypass roads (350 meters wide for security reasons) connecting settlements, which require special permits for Palestinians to use.
The West Bank and Gaza are dotted by illegal settlements where zealot Jewish settlers arriving from Russia and the United States live in comfort, are well armed and protected by Israeli soldiers courtesy of the American taxpayer.
Changing U.S. Demographics 1999 and 2025: Hable espaï¿½ol ?
Because of their relatively high migration and fertility rates, Hispanics are projected to outnumber African-Americans early in the 21st century. By 2025, Hispanics will account for 18 percent of the U.S. population, while only 13 percent of the population will be African American. Over the same period, the percentage of whites will decline by ten percentage points, to 62 percent. If current trends continue, almost half of the U.S. population will be non-white by 2050.
These shifts in patterns of immigration have resulted in a much more racially and ethnically diverse foreign-born population. In 1890, only 1.4 percent of the foreign-born population was nonwhite. By 1970, 27 percent of foreigners were nonwhite, and by 1999, 75 percent were nonwhite.
Such dramatic demographic change in the United States will ultimately translate into political power for Hispanics, African Americans, and American Muslims. A younger, more educated business and technology savvy minority generation will demand political representation and power.
Additionally, a similar demographic explosion of Israeli-Arab citizens and Palestinians in the Occupied Territories is occurring where the birth rate is 2-4 times the birth rate of Israeli Jews. In due time these two demographic time bombs will undoubtedly have dramatic political, economic, and social consequences upon Israel and it’s all powerful minority lobby in the United States.
Hey, Israel, given that your only support in America is due to your powerful lobby, your media influence, and the ignorance of the American people, what do you think will happen in the year 2025? I’ll tell you what will happen. On that day, America will declare its Second Independence, only this time it will be an independence from a racist, murderous ideology-ZIONISM. Ironically an ideology first supported by England that led to the founding of Israel. It seems the English never learn that Colonialism doesn’t pay in the long run.
American Jews: Small in Number, Powerful in Influence
“The Israelis control the policy in the congress and the senate … somewhere around 80 percent of the senate of the United States is completely in support of Israel — of anything Israel wants….” ï¿½ The late Senator William J. Fullbright, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 10/07/1973 on CBS’ “Face the Nation”.
American Jewish Representation in Congress: 2001
** While Jews comprise only 1.78% of Population, have 22% of Justices
According to a Los Angeles Times poll done in March/April 1998 American Jews are more liberal, have a higher education and income, higher representation in professional occupations, are more affiliated with the Democratic party, and have a higher representation in the elderly population when compared to the rest of the American population.
According to a Gallup Poll conducted July 6-9, 2000, 74% of all Americans want the U.S. to remain neutral in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and not take either side. Unfortunately, our government is not abiding by the will of the people and instead is following the dictate of the American Jewish lobby. However 83% of Americans do want their government to take an active role to solve this conflict. Despite the daily Pro-Israeli media indoctrination, a majority of Americans–53% favor a Palestinian state. In another Gallup Poll done in February 2001, a hefty 32% of Americans have an unfavorable opinion of Israel.
These numbers should give comfort to the many American Jews and Non-Jews who are working hard for a just, equitable, and lasting peace in the Middle East based on U.N. Resolution 242, passed in 1967.
However, due to the strong political activism of Pro-Israel American Jews at all levels of government, their high voting percentages, their enormous campaign contributions and well organized lobbying groups, American Jews have an inordinate amount of representation in the three branches of government: the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches that far outweighs their population numbers.
In addition, American Jews outweigh any other ethnic or religious group in their presence and/or ownership in the fields of Finance, Banking, Academia, the media, and Hollywood. No other group in America comes close to the power, influence, and presence of the American Jewish community. They are without a doubt the most successful minority group in the history of America.
American Jews have been in the forefront in the fight for civil rights, human rights, consumer protection, protection of individual liberties, women rights (especially abortion rights), and their fierce promotion of separation of church and state. They will stand up for freedom and human rights anywhere in the world, as Elie Wiesel frequently states, EXCEPT WHEN IT COMES TO ISRAEL AND ITS BRUTAL OCCUPATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES OF PALESTINIANS. Here Wiesel and American Jews abandon all logic and passion for justice and freedom preferring to support Israel blindly regardless of government or policies disregarding Israel’s long record of illegal occupation, oppression, and brutal treatment of Palestinians; a brutality condemned by the entire world. To American Jews it always was and always will be “Israel First”; right or wrong, even if that means opposing America’s national interest and the will of the American people. Anyone daring enough to oppose Israel’s policies is subjected to the most vile and vicious attack imaginable that run the gamut from “Anti-Semitism” to death threats, thus ensuring the silencing of America.
Jewish Population Worldwide is Falling
According to a recent demographic report issued by the World Jewish Congress, the Jewish population is plummeting around the world—with the exception of Israel, Germany, Canada and Panama. The report estimates that only 14 million Jews are alive today in the world.
The decline is attributed to a relatively low birth rate and a high rate of intermarriage. In the 1980’s, more than 50 percent of U.S. Jews married a non-Jewish partner, with only about one-fourth of intermarried couples raising their children as Jews. Israel is the only country in the world where the Jewish population is growing, soon to exceed American Jews.
Israel’s founding meant the expulsion of an indigent population-Palestinians.
Israel pre-emptively launched four wars against the Arabs (1956, 1967, 1979, and 1982).
Israel is the only country in the world that has defied the U.N. Charter, 63 U.N. Security Council Resolutions, the Fourth Geneva Convention, and International laws demanding its withdrawal from occupied territories and to stop its aggressions and human rights abuses.
Israel is the only country in the world censored 38 times by the United Nations. No Arab country has been censored.
Israel is the only country in the world that has repeatedly been condemned for Human Rights Violations by every international human rights organizations including the U.S. State Department.
Israel is the only country without defined borders.
Israel is the only country whose capital, Jerusalem, is not recognized by the world.
Israel is the only country that has received over $150 Billion from the American taxpayer yet thumbs its nose at the American people.
Israel is the only country that has violated American laws such as the Foreign Arms Export Act by using offensive weapons such as F-16’s fighter planes, cluster and napalm bombs against civilians.
Israel is the only country that deliberately has attacked an American naval vessel, the USS Liberty, in 1967 killing 34 Americans and injuring 171 and our government covered it up and fears investigating the incident.
Israel provides cover to American Jewish murderers and fugitives who find sanctuary in Israel.
Israel, the strategic ally and friend, paid Jonathan Pollard to commit the worst spying against American security in history.
Israel is the only country in the world that legally sanctions “torture” and kidnapping, primarily of Palestinians and Arabs. Israel even jails American citizens without charges and trial while our government does nothing.
Israel’s power and influence on our government, media, and entertainment world is without equal.
Israel is the only country that can silence and intimidate the world with a label “ANTI-SEMITISM.”
Israel, claims to be a Democracy, yet its laws and policies discriminate against Non-Jews, like Israeli Arab citizens and Ethiopian Jews. There are two sets of laws and rights in Israel. One for Jews and one for Non-Jews. A democracy does not threaten anyone who criticizes Israel to “keep quiet”, yet its own brand of hatred against Arabs and Islam is fair game.
Israel is the only country that uses the genocide of its own people, the Holocaust, as a business industry to blackmail the world for money.
Israel is the only country that says Jewish blood is more valuable than Christian or Muslim blood.
Israel has been launching a strategic campaign to drive a wedge of hatred and animosity between Christianity and Islam. This despite the fact that Islam and Christianity share core beliefs and venerate Jesus Christ, whom Jews don’t believe in.
AMERICA IS IN NEED OF AN “INTIFADAH” AGAINST ISRAEL’S MONOPOLY ON OUR COUNTRY. AMEN
Mr. Mohamed Khodr is an American Muslim physician and a native from the Middle East. He has worked in Academic Medicine and Public health with national and international health experience. He is a freelance writer who often writes columns on the Palestinian cause, Islam and on America’s Foreign Policy in the Middle East. He lives in the Washington DC area.