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Inside: Destroying Israel and Int'l World Order

by Oui Mon Apr 22nd, 2024 at 09:20:31 AM EST

The Supremacist Jewish State from Democracy to Fascism

Former Mossad spy whose book foreshadowed Hamas attack fears for Israel's future | RFI |

Israel Defense Forces "Netzah Yehuda" battalion | TOI |

On the Struggle Between the Founding Colonialists and the New Colonialists of Israel | Arab Center Washington DC - March 2023 |

Israel today is witnessing an unprecedented internal struggle that has split Israeli society into two contentious groups separated by what is, at least at the present time, an unbridgeable gap. These two groups are organized into two conflicting camps. The first is the neo-rightist camp that currently controls the government and that comprises different strands, including populists, Kahanists, nationalist and religious ultraconservative Zionists, and Haredim who have undergone continual nationalist Judaization. The second camp is the opposition that is currently protesting against Israeli Minister of Justice Yariv Levin's plan for a judicial coup, which includes parties from the center, the left, and the statist right. Each of these two camps has its own class, social, and ethnic attributes, as well as its own vision of the nature of the state. Both, however, agree on the Jewish nature of the state of Israel and on Zionism.

The right considers the opposition to have failed in realizing "true Zionism," despite having monopolized governance by employing the elite. Meanwhile, the opposition views the right as destroying Zionism and taking the state that it once built to the brink of the abyss by transforming it from a democratic Jewish state into a dictatorship. The new extreme right is moving in the direction of rebuilding the Zionist project on new foundations that replace soft Israeli secular Zionism with another type of Zionism, one that emphasizes Jewish nationalism, the values of conservatism, Jewish supremacy, exclusive rights for Jews between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, and achieving full Jewish sovereignty over the "Land of Israel" (Eretz Yisrael).

This article seeks to study the current situation by linking it with the relationship the two groups have with the Zionist colonialist project and the struggle over symbolic colonialist capital. Accordingly, the paper will study the current dispute as a multi-class disagreement--with social, historical, and psychological dimensions--between the founding colonialists and the new colonialists in Israel.

I would have added the ultra-religious right as the ME conflict from Israel's view is religious with emphasis on Moses, the Promised Land and gentiles (goyim), outsider who have no right to participate in the Jewish State. IDF cruelty has nothing to do with the international liberal order or law of conduct in war. To much religious symbolism fuels hate for Palestinians who have a right to live on their land.

Amalek comparison ... the wrath of Bibi Netanyahu goes over corpses,  indiscriminate killings for political gain in next "democratic" election ... the true face of Jewish led statehood revealed in last 57 years.

Netanyahu Map Eretz Yisrael - River to the Sea

The master of provocation and humiliation of political opponents and the Palestinian people alike.

The UN’s acquiescence to erasing Palestine | UN General Assembly - New York 22 Sept 2023 |

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu under fire for holding up map erasing Palestine | Oneindia News |

Erasing Palestine is what the Zionist colonial project is about. At the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu illustrated the aim by showing a map of Greater Israel – completely eliminating the existence of Gaza and the occupied West Bank – the only remaining fragments of Palestinian land. “The Abraham Accords heralded the dawn of a new age of peace,” Netanyahu said in his address to the UNGA.

My earlier writing …

Torah and Bible Leads Palestinian Oppression | 7 Feb 2023 | … 8 months later ⚠️

Brig. Gen. Avi Bluth gave his brigade commanders ’Ours in Tabu: The Secrets of Land Redeemers From Our Father Abraham to the Young Settlements' saying it would help them better understand the status of the land.

To save Israel: The US is destroying the international system it once constructed | MEMO - 14 Apr 2024 |

[Link: https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2023/2/22/the-problem-with-israels-so-called-crisis-of-democracy]


In a conversation in 2020 with Princeton Professor Emeritus, Richard Falk, he told me that historically, colonised nations that have won the legitimacy war have always won their freedom.

Palestine is unlikely to be the exception. The Gaza war, however, is confronting the world with an unprecedented challenge, specifically to governments’ relationship with international law, their obligations to international institutions, such as the United Nations, the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court and others.

“The government is not legitimate unless it is carried on with the consent of the governed,” English philosopher, John Locke, said in the 17th century. This is not a mere theory, and it will always be applicable.

Consent, however, does not always reflect itself in the form of transparent and democratic elections. Legitimacy and loyalty to governments can be expressed in other ways as well. Those who do not respect this maxim could easily find themselves embroiled in political upheavals and violent rebellions resulting from popular dissent.

To maintain a degree of international consensus, the United Nations was founded in 1945. It was obvious, from the very start, that the UN did not truly reflect the universal desires of all people. To the contrary, it was structured based on a hierarchical power paradigm, where the victors of World War II emerged as the masters, assigning themselves veto rights and permanent membership at the UN Security Council. As for the serfs, they were assigned with far less consequential seats in the General Assembly.

The UN provided the absolute minimum platform of international legitimacy, but its unequal structure spurred yet another conflict, expressed in the words of British scholar, Adam Groves, who described the “privileged status of the permanent five” in the UNSC not only “as a Western-centric relic of the past, but worse, a means for the status-quo powers to limit the influence and development of other states”.

The EU build on Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms

The problem with Israel’s so called ‘crisis of democracy’ | Al Jazeera Opinion |

Is the new Netanyahu government really on course to ‘destroy Israeli democracy’?

Since the start of the new year, reading about Israel in the Hebrew-language press has been an unnerving experience.

One article described a maternity ward in which a Palestinian woman from Nazareth was persuaded to move rooms after a Jewish woman complained about sharing the same space with a non-Jew.

Another article revealed that the Israeli military commander responsible for the West Bank recently distributed to his officers a messianic pamphlet – “The Secrets of the Land Redeemers, from Abraham our Father to the Young Settlers” – on how to seize Palestinian land.

A third reported that the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli military fire in the West Bank in 2022 has been the highest in 18 years.

A fourth explained how Israel’s Supreme Court approved the expulsion of Palestinians from their homes in eight villages and the Israeli military’s demand to hold regular training exercises in that same area.

Domestic news stories like these, which inadvertently expose the grim everyday realities of Israel, seldom make it into international news bulletins.

One likely reason why international media outlets do not cover these stories is that if they did, such reports would profoundly challenge the current narrative the very same outlets have long been peddling about Israel: that Israel’s otherwise well-functioning and robust democracy is being threatened by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new far-right government.

Work in progress ... more to follow 😅 ⚠️ 🌈

state.gov | Secretary Antony J. Blinken At a Solo Press Availability, 19 Apr
QUESTION: And Israel's violations of human rights—
BLINKEN: Oh, I'm sorry. So, on that, I think you're referring to the so-called Leahy Law and our work under that.  So, this is a very important law, and it's one that we apply across the board.  And when we're doing these investigations, these inquiries, it's something that takes time, that has to be done very carefully both in collecting the facts and analyzing them—and that's exactly what we've done. And I think it's fair to say that you'll see results very soon. I've made determinations; you can expect to see them in the days ahead.
foxnews | Israeli leaders condemn expected US sanctions (20.04.24)
"U.S. officials have not identified the sanctioned unit, though Israeli leaders and local media identified it as Netzah Yehuda, a battalion established nearly 25 years ago."
ynetnews | US set to sanction IDF unit in historical first; Netanyahu: 'Absurd' (20.04.24)
"Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich said, 'The decision to enact sanctions against the IDF while Israel is fighting for its exitance is crazy. We warned that the Biden administration's sanctions against settlers will carry on to the IDF and the rest of the State of Israel. It's part of a planned move to force Israel to agree to the establishment of a Palestinian state and to harm Israel's security.'"

21 Apr
ChatGPT | American leaders should stay out of internal Israeli politics, Israel's president says
2-min A/V, Israeli president laments Gazans' fate despites saying before they're all guilty
NY Yella Cake | Israeli Officials Lash Out Over Potential U.S. Sanctions on Military Unit
by Cat on Mon Apr 22nd, 2024 at 03:45:32 PM EST
Will Zionism self-destruct?

In the summer following Israel's 2006 (unsuccessful) war on Hizbullah, Dick Cheney sat in his office loudly bemoaning Hizbullah's continuing strength; and worse still, that it seemed to him that Iran had been the primary beneficiary from the U.S. 2003 Iraq war.

Cheney's guest - the then Saudi Intelligence Chief, Prince Bandar - vigorously concurred (as chronicled by John Hannah, who participated in the meeting) and, to general surprise, Prince Bandar proclaimed that Iran yet could be cut to size: Syria was the `weak' link between Iran and Hizbullah that could be collapsed via an Islamist insurgency, Bandar proposed. Cheney's initial scepticism turned to elation as Bandar said that U.S. involvement would be unnecessary: He, Prince Bandar, would orchestrate and manage the project. `Leave it to me', he said.

Bandar separately told John Hannah: "The King knows that other than the collapse of the Islamic Republic itself, nothing would weaken Iran more than losing Syria".

Thus began a new phase of attrition on Iran. The regional balance of power was to be decisively shifted towards Sunni Islam - and the region's monarchies.

That old balance from the Shah's time in which Persia enjoyed regional primacy was to be ended: conclusively, the U.S., Israel and the Saudi King hoped.

Iran - already badly bruised by the `imposed' Iran-Iraq war - resolved never again to be so vulnerable. Iran aimed to find a path to strategic deterrence in the context of a region dominated by the overwhelming air dominance enjoyed by its adversaries.

What occurred this Saturday 14 April - some 18 years later - therefore was of utmost importance.

Despite the bruhaha and distraction following Iran's attack, Israel and the U.S. know the truth: Iran's missiles were able to penetrate directly into Israel's two most sensitive and highly defended air bases and sites. Behind the whooping western rhetoric lies Israeli shock and fear. Their bases are no longer 'untouchable'.

Israel also knows - but cannot admit - that the so-called `assault' was no assault but an Iranian message to assert the new strategic equation: That any Israeli attack on Iran or its personnel will result in retribution from Iran into Israel.

This act of setting the new `balance of power equation' unites the diverse Fronts against the U.S.' "connivance with Israeli actions in the Middle East, that are at the core of Washington's policy - and in many ways the root-cause of new tragedies" - in the words of Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Ryabkov.

The equation represents a key `Front' - together with Russia's war against NATO in Ukraine - for persuading the West that its exceptionalist and redemptive myth has proved to be a fatal conceit; that it must be discarded; and that deep cultural change in the West needs to happen.

The roots to this wider cultural conflict are deep - but finally have been made explicit.

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Mon Apr 22nd, 2024 at 09:54:08 PM EST
by Oui (Oui) on Mon Apr 22nd, 2024 at 11:10:04 PM EST

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Mon Apr 22nd, 2024 at 11:34:47 PM EST
Pharoah Adolf III or Pharoah Adolf IV?
by Cat on Tue Apr 23rd, 2024 at 01:19:35 PM EST
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Grande's lesson from Mosul: Engage with military for civilian protection

U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq één tells Devex how the military operation to liberate Mosul adopted a humanitarian concept -- through persistent humanitarian engagement.

She replaces veteran David Satterfield.

Amid Increasingly Dire Humanitarian Situation in Gaza, Secretary-General Tells Security Council Hamas Attacks Cannot Justify Collective Punishment of Palestinian People | UN Press Release - 24 Oct 2023 |

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sun Apr 28th, 2024 at 04:59:51 PM EST
Biden envoy: 'International workers have never seen sanitation situations as in Rafah' | TOI - 11 Apr 2024 |

As the effective controlling power in Gaza, the US envoy says Israel has an obligation under international humanitarian law to ensure that civilians in the Strip are cared for.

"The horrific dehumanization of Israelis that took place on October 7 and the ongoing dehumanization of the Israeli hostages every day they're held cannot be matched by the dehumanization of innocent Palestinian civilians," Satterfield says.

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Sun Apr 28th, 2024 at 05:00:38 PM EST
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What an a$$hole ... never mentioned 57 years of oppression, war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide of Gazans .. Is State stacked with these biased pro-Israel "civil servants" to provide impunity for war crimes by the Jewish State of Israel 🥵

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Sun Apr 28th, 2024 at 05:01:38 PM EST
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Six Pacific states line up with US-Israel against UN vote for Gaza ceasefire

Of the 12 nation states that directly lined up with the US and Israel to vote "no," six were small Pacific states with a median population of just 80,000 people. Four of these--Nauru, Palau, Marshall Islands and Micronesia--are impoverished micro-states, with the latter three functioning as colonies of the United States in all but name. The other two governments with larger populations that aligned with Washington and Tel Aviv--Papua New Guinea and Fiji--again demonstrated their abject subservience to imperialism.

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Tue May 14th, 2024 at 05:03:20 PM EST

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