The last 11 months of my life have incited for me a great deal of intrigue and utter disappointment at some of the information that I have found & The origins of the Palestinian-Israeli stand out as the overarching source of my disappointment. I grew up in an austere Southern Baptist home in rural North Carolina. So, of course, in maintaining the status quo of Christian doctrine, I was taught that the area today now known as Israel was promised to them by God, therefore the Palestinians were interfering with the word of God by resisting the erection of an Israeli state.
The blatant obscurantism by the American government and mass media surrounding this conflict is very disturbing. If we as Americans would like to find out the truth of the origins of this conflict the task can sometimes be overwhelming. CNN, MSNBC and Fox news all claim to give us an objective and unbiased perspective yet with the exception of a few true journalists (Phil Donahue and sometimes Chris Matthews), you seldom find the non–watered down version of the conflict and our policy regarding it. Traditionally, we have maintained a foreign policy regarding this turmoil with essentially a “blank check” for the desires and goals of the Zionist movement under the auspices of protecting our Israeli interest.
After the tragic events of 9/11, we as Americans have begun ask probing and specific questions regarding the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The most pertinent of those questions is simply “Why”. Why do Arabs and these Islamic fundamentalist groups hate us so vehemently. When posed these questions the Bush administration tells us that these people don’t like our democratic lifestyles, or that they hate our freedoms. That answer satisfies the masses of people who are unfortunately misinformed about the region however to the informed mind it is a bunch of malarkey. These extremists groups could care less about our freedoms more importantly the hate probably stems from the belief that America is trying to formed a globalized civilization that conforms to its best interest. I am by no means condoning or sympathizing with the abhorrent creatures that pulled off what is perhaps our nation’s most tragic event. The purpose is to understand the real reasons for this anti-American sentiment that is growing world wide.
I believe the origin of hate directly corresponds with our coalescing with the Zionist movement which had no intentions of being a religious or humanitarian movement. Its specific purpose was based on political and territorial aggression. One can understand that our intentions were initially good by attempting to provide a safe haven for Jews around the world after the atrocities of the Holocaust. However, we facilitated another Holocaust by allowing the Zionist movement to slaughter and mutilate innocent and indigenous men, women, and children in there lust for more territory. That my fellow Americans is the true origin of hate.
Mr. Girard Newkirk contributed above article to Media Monitors Network (MMN) from North Carolina, USA. He writes on most of the issues regarding the Middle East, religion and its tremendous impact on the world as a Political Theorist.