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Netanyahu and Trump | Mazin Qumsiyeh

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This post first appeared on the website of Mazin Qumsiyeh, Professor and Director, Palestine Museum of Natural History, Bethlehem University. http://palestinenature.org, http://qumsiyeh.org, http://popular-resistance.com.

Netanyahu just met Donald Trump and they are very friendly. Both are liars. War criminal Netanyahu’s prerequisites for peace are that a) Palestinians recognize the colonial state as a Jewish state (it is like South Africa saying the prerequisite for peace is to recognize it as a white state) and 2) That the “Jewish state” retain control over the whole area (again like South African white government saying that they want to control the whole area).

Trump said that Palestinians are taught to hate and must stop hating Israelis. Netanyahu claimed that just like Chinese come from China, Jews come from Judea and so are not colonized! He also claims Iran places in Hebrew on their missiles that Israel must be destroyed! These two lies and many other lies are typical of congenital liars like Netanyahu. Sorry, “The Jews” (nor “The Christian” or “The Muslims”) do not come from our country (Palestine is its geographic name for those who do not know). A minority of people from those religions actually come from here (less than 3 percent of each adherent of any of these religions come from here in Palestine). There is a myth of “Jewish biology” that is actually taken from Nazi racist myths (themselves stoked by Zionist myths). See http://qumsiyeh.org/chapter3.

Who is Netanyahu? Benyamin Mileikowsky (aka Netanyahu) was born to Benzion Mileikowsky (later changed names to Netanyahu), a polish immigrant. His American father became secretary to terrorist leader Vladimir Yevgenyevich Zhabotinsky (aka Zeev Jabotinsky) founder of “revisionist” Zionism and supported groups like Irgun terrorist organization during the mandate in Palestine. His son continues to idolize these early Jewish terrorists. Both Benjamin and his brother served in units of the Israeli forces responsible for assassinations on foreign lands (in violation of international law) and committed war crimes. Benjamin Miliekowsky (Netanyahu) is known both among Israelis and globally as a consummate liar who refused to accept the Oslo accords (even though they were partial to Israel) and has gotten rich off of his political activities.

Here is a video of him thinking the camera was off explaining his true contributions during his first stint as Israeli prime minister in the 1990s https://youtu.be/JrtuBas3Ipw. See also this Israeli report https://972mag.com/netanyahu-clinton-administration-was-%E2%80%9Cextremely-pro-palestinian%E2%80%9D-i-stopped-oslo/135.

This is after all the same terrorist who gave a speech to dozens of Likud Party members in Eilat in which he admitted this is his strategy. According to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz (15 July 2001): “…giving his audience a bit of advice on how to deal with foreign interviewers (Netanyahu said): ‘Always, irrespective of whether you’re right or not, you must always present your side as right.’” In 2011, the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, described Netanyahu as a liar in a private exchange with US President Barack Obama at the G20 summit (it was inadvertently broadcast to journalists). “I cannot stand him. He’s a liar,” Sarkozy told Obama. US president Obama responded by saying: “You’re fed up with him? I have to deal with him every day.” http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/08/sarkozy-obama-netanyahu-gaffe-microphone.

So did Netanuahu vote for Trump? (He like a majority of Israelis has foreign passport). I do not know and we do not care. They are good friend for decades as they both say. I know there is a temptation out there to ignore Netanyahu (who is much smarter than Trump) and focus on Trump. Some good intentioned people are joining in the “pile on Russia” crowd that is smelling blood after Flynn’s resignation as US National security chief and will ignore the Israeli interference in US elections. Yes Flynn and Bannon and Trump and their “Fox” talk show mentors are brain-washed racist anti-Muslim anti-logic and “alternative fact” nuts (but who made them?). The Democratic establishment (e.g. many Democratic senators and congressmen) and many liberals in the media who back them are not being honest with us or themselves. For example they are not telling us about how the foreign lobby for Zionists has shaped US media (including Zionist Murdoch’s Fox News) and shaped selection of US officials (whether Congress, the president or his cabinet for decades). Read Findley’s book “They Dare to Speak Out.” They shaped foreign policy and aid for decades in favor of Israel and most times against US interests. Israel is no friend of the US and it attacked a US ship in international waters killing many US sailors (see http://www.gtr5.com). See also my message from a few weeks ago titled “Meddling in Elections” about the Israeli blatant hijacking of the US Democracy https://sites.google.com/site/onedemocraticstatesite/archives/meddling-in-elections-by-mazin-qumsiyeh.

[Ed. Note: Frederick Trump (born Friedrich Trump; March 14, 1869 – May 27, 1918), the father of Fred and John G. Trump, and grandfather of Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, was a German American businessman. He was born in Kallstadt, in the Kingdom of Bavaria (now in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany), and he emigrated to the United States at the age of 16 and started working as a barber. Several years later in 1891, he moved to the Northwest. He made his fortune operating boom-town restaurants and boarding houses in Seattle and a mining town to the north, and in the Klondike Gold Rush. He later returned to Germany and married. When authorities found that he had emigrated when young to avoid fulfilling his military service, he lost his Bavarian citizenship; he and his family returned to the United States. He worked as a barber and hotel manager, and began to acquire real estate in Queens.]

[worth reading] From the American Council for Judaism: Commemorating 75 Years of Advancing Prophetic Judaism, Free of Nationalism and Politicization by Allan C. Brownfeld http://acjna.org/acjna/articles_detail.aspx?id=2671.

We must continue to speak truth to power, stay informed, and most of all organize and build an alternative to the narrative of Zionist republicans or Zionist democrats. We must reclaim our humanity! Stay human. Speaking truth in an era of universal deceit is revolutionary – revolt.

If you like this from Mazin, Wait, read on, there’s more!!!

We in occupied Palestine continue to be guardedly optimistic even after watching the Kafkaesque political “plays” being performed to confuse the public and keep them in the dark and keep them fighting each other (democrat versus republican, Sunni versus Shiaa, Muslim vs Christian etc.) while the RICH GET RICHER AND THE POOR GET POORER. Remember to follow the money (do so when you see the links below). But what we common people need to do is refuse the baiting, join hands, and think of the environment, sustainability, hope, love, kindness to one another (while yes exposing the myths and challenging the elites). John Kenneth Galbraith wrote “In all life one should comfort the afflicted, but verily, also, one should afflict the comfortable, and especially when they are comfortably, contentedly, even happily wrong. “This is the dual task we must perform. Thus we continue to tell the truth (and get arrested for it with charges like incitement) AND build models of resistance economy here locally. To see what we are doing, please join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Palestine-Museum-of-Natural-History-1454309858180882.

What Jesus can teach today’s Muslims: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/13/opinion/what-jesus-can-teach-todays-muslims.html [In my humble opinion can also teach all others including Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, Atheists etc. By the way why do we have to capitalize those words?]

Unconstitutional bill defeated in Virginia: http://palestinelegal.org/news/2017/1/30/virginia-lawmakers-considering-unconstitutional-bill-aimed-at-censoring-palestine-advocacy-1 [Zionists cannot stand free speech because they know the truth can be very powerful and they can never defend their positions in fair and open debates. Several leading Zionists outright refuse to debate me (some after having lost a debate). They refuse the light of day. They do use their pressure behind the scenes (behind the curtains) to influence politicians to shut off debate and pledge allegiance to Israel. But they will fail because truth is coming out whether they like it or not.]

Trump’s Refugee Ban – Made in Israel?: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46431.htm [This is an interesting reading that is highly well documented. Look at the evidence provided and judge for yourself]

Australians say no to visit of Netanyahu: http://australiansforpalestine.cmail19.com/t/ViewEmail/j/8CB620DE75B1B5F2/6463869D1DD70BD7C9C291422E3DE149 [Not only is there clear evidence of the lies of Netanyahu but he is also a war criminal with hundreds of Palestinian children’s blood on his hands. He should be arrested and brought before international judges.]

The Times of Israel: Meet the Jews in Donald Trump’s inner circle: http://www.timesofisrael.com/meet-the-jews-in-donald-trumps-inner-circle [of course all are ardent racist Zionist and my Jewish colleagues would tell you these characters do not represent Jews or Judaism. But for good or bad, these individuals who put colonialism and land theft they profit from ahead of US national interests will be guiding US policy at least for four years]

Hebron Youth Against Settlements (HYAS) to Hold Week of Open Shuhada Street: Events and Protests in Commemoration of Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre Hebron, Palestine Feb. 17, 2017 — Youth Against Settlements will use culture, creativity, and resistance for its annual Open Shuhada Street campaign Feb. 19-25. The campaign, will include community events, nonviolent direct action, and international solidarity actions. 2017 marks 50 years of Israeli occupation and 23 year since the Ibrahimi mosque massacre in Hebron. On Feb. 25, 1994 Israeli settler Baruch Goldstein opened fire in the Ibrahimi mosque killing 29 Palestinians in worship. Since then, Shuahda Street, once the main street and marketplace, has remained almost entirely closed to Palestinians. There are 18 permanently staffed checkpoints and front doors to Palestinian shops and homes are sealed shut. HYAS Open Shuhada Street campaign, held annually since 2010, aims to reopen Shuhada street and end the closures and inequality in Hebron and throughout Palestine and Israel. The following events below will be held in Hebron between Feb. 19-25. International solidarity actions and educational events will be held throughout Europe and the US during the week. Feb. 19 – 24 schedule posted here: http://hyas.ps/2017-open-shuhada-street-schedule.  [I wrote a book on “Popular Resistance in Palestine: A history of Hope and Empowerment” highlighting the importance of such actions that go back 130 years since the first popular actions against the first Zionist colonies in Palestine.]

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