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How long do the angry men in Jerusalem think it will take the American public to notice?
by Dr. Lawrence Davidson
Not too long ago I gave a talk on the Palestinian bid for statehood. In the audience was a Russian-Israeli expatriate who politely took exception to my criticisms of Israeli policies and behavior.
His main point was that I could not credibly criticize the Israelis because I had not experienced what they had and did not know what they knew. Or, to put it in a more homey manner, I had not walked in their shoes.
“Israelis have been trying to find solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian dilemma for over sixty years, so what gives you the wisdom to criticize them and tell them what they should do?”
This is an old and often used objection and, if taken literally, would suggest that outside mediation is never possible.
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My response to this was quite pointed: it is exactly because Israelis have been entangled in this dilemma for so long and, in addition, have passed off to themselves as well as others their hidden expansionist ambitions as “security” needs, that most of them are incapable of coming up with a just and equitable solution.
They therefore very much need those with an outside and relatively objective view to critique their actions.
Essentially, most Israelis live in a “closed information environment.” This is so despite their claim to have a free media.
That media may be technically free, but it is nonetheless dominated by the nation’s Zionist ideology and the political and social assumptions it expounds.
Counter views may indeed exist, but they do so only as rare exceptions or at the margins. So consistent is the Zionist interpretation of things that, for the country’s Jewish citizenry, it now constitutes a “thought collective” and as such dictates the parameters of their thinking.
Under such circumstances, it is only by standing outside this “thought collective” (as do a small number of clear sighted progressive folks on the Israeli margins) and looking in that one can see clearly what is going on, identify its self-destructive aspects and respond with a rational critique. Of course, to the committed Israeli ideologue, enmeshed on the inside, such a critique will sound wrong-headed and dangerous.
Take for example the valiant efforts of Gideon Levy, the Haaretz journalist who is one of those rare persons dwelling on the margins of Israeli journalism.
He has somehow managed to escape the smothering impact of the “thought collective,” or what he calls a “machinery of brainwashing…which really accompanies each of us [Israelis] from early childhood.”
Levy is exceptional because he can ask ordinary questions that, nonetheless, go unasked by the vast majority.
Take for instance the following comment he made during the self-aggrandizing Israel celebrations upon the release of Gilad Shalit. “Who isn’t against terror and for Shalit’s release?
But that same sobbing [Israeli] society did not for a moment ask itself, with honesty and with courage, why Shalit was captured. It did not for a moment say to itself, with courage and honesty, that if it continued along the same path there will be many more Gilad Shalits, dead or captured.
In successive elections it voted, again and again, for centrist and right-wing governments, the kind that guarantee that Shalit will not be the last….No one ever told it that Shalit was the unavoidable price of a state that chooses to live by the sword forever.”
As a consequence of his publicly offered insight, Levy “has been shot at repeatedly by the Israeli Defense Force, been threatened with being ‘beaten to a pulp’ on the country’s streets, and faced demands from government ministers that he be tightly monitored as ‘a security risk.’” According to the U.K.’s Independent Levy might be either the “most hated man in Israel or just the most heroic .”
Former CIA director Leon Panetta.
Sometimes the outside critique is so unacceptable that it demands suppression. A good example of this has recently surfaced.
It seems that back on February 12, 2009 then head of the CIA Leon Panetta (who is now Secretary of Defense) endorsed a secret CIA analysis “predicting the demise of Zionist Israel within 20 years if general political trends in the region continue.”
A primary assumption of the report was that “it was unlikely that Israeli leaders would grant even minimal concessions in order to achieve a settlement with their neighbors which comprise increasingly disillusioned and rapidly growing dignity and justice seeking populations.”
So politically unwelcome was this outside assessment that it was immediately suppressed by Zionists within the U.S. government. According to web based accounts only seven copies of the report exist today (at least one of which must be buried deep in some CIA vault).
Though the report was kept from broad distribution, it was not forgotten. So, when Leon Panetta went off to pay a visit to the Israeli leadership in October 2011, he resurrected this assessment.
In private talks he told the Israelis that time was working against them and that they had a choice of making peace with their Palestinian and Arab neighbors or risk Israel’s national stability.
Publicly his message came out like this:
…The Israelis may have a military edge, but in the long run that may not be enough to sustain them. Things are changing rapidly in the Middle East and yet Israel is not adjusting to the evolving reality. It is instead isolating itself particularly in terms of the diplomatic arena. It is a no win situation for them.
In addition, Panetta tried to get across to the Israeli leaders that U.S. support, particularly at current levels, is unlikely to last forever. Public attitudes toward Israel are changing in the U.S. and economic troubles might well undermine American support in the foreseeable future.
Reportedly, the Israeli leaders’ response was to get angry with Panetta. The traditional Zionist attitude is that the West owes Israel support because of the Holocaust and they expect the West to deliver whatever the sacrifices and inconveniences.
This sort of attitude seems still to prevail not only in Israel, but also in the U.S. Congress (where a similar closed information environment exists). Panetta’s message was that Israel’s assumptions might outlast U.S. feelings of obligation.
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Israel’s reaction to ideologically unacceptable messages is, of course, not unique. All nations seek to establish a paradigmatic storyline favorable to themselves and then inculcate it in all following generations. And most succeed in doing so.
But the persistent level of continuing Palestinian resistence has made Israel’s Zionist storyline vulnerable and instead of adjusting it to changing circumstances they have circled the wagons and insisted on ideological purity.
They have even undertaken a new effort to censor Palestinian textbooks, as if such an act will negate what Palestinian children witness daily on the streets.
Stubbornness has risks when it comes to Israel. Panetta emphasized the regional risks to Israel but those are not the only ones.
As just mentioned economic times are tough here in the U.S., deficits are high–perhaps high enough to impact Defense Department budgets.
Social and cultural programs are being cut back daily. And yet Congress, under the mesmerizing sway of Zionist ideologues, pours billions of dollars yearly into Israeli coffers.
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How long do the angry men in Jerusalem think it will take the American public to notice?
And when they do, when aid to Israel becomes a voting issue, the politicians they so depend on, the ones who have been loyal to Israel for decades, are liable to abandon them with alacrity.
But that is not all. At least some of the outrage at this diversion of resources to Israel is bound to take the form of anti-Semitism.
Israeli behavior has managed to turn the Middle East, a region largely devoid of anti-Semitism until the intrusion of the Zionists, into a potential breeding ground for that obnoxious sentiment.
And perhaps they will do the same to the American hinterland. That is called Blow Back.
But the men in Jerusalem will never admit their responsibility for this. They always knew the world was anti-Semitic at heart and they will then loudly proclaim they were right. It was there all the time, even in the heartland of their greatest ally. Such is the distorting power of a thought collective.
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October 25, 2011 – 2:45 pm
Zionists are indoctrinated to nothing robots. If I saw a fellow goy doing something wrong I would question it not make excuses for it or condone it.
October 26, 2011 – 11:37 pm
We americans Notice! Thank you Dr Lawrence Davidson!-You aptly spelled out ,portrayed some unfortunately unhappy people for the horror they have created…Many know, and I sympathize with them…
October 25, 2011 – 3:28 pm
Time is the great leveller.
Reply Charlotte NC Bill
October 25, 2011 – 4:51 pm
the sooner the Zionist regime/experiment is dissolved-the better..for the good Jews out there-and the rest of humanity…
October 25, 2011 – 4:58 pm
This was an exemplary article. It’s no wonder chutzpah has exceptional Yiddish usage.
October 25, 2011 – 5:53 pm
A “thought collective” of psychopaths is more like it.
Bill, the school bus driver
October 26, 2011 – 5:20 pm
A “psychopathic” agenda will seem normal to the folks who envision the desired result, especially, when it is part of a zealous religeous or ethnic need. Just look how the west viewed the Third Reich. Whereas, in Germany, the people saw Hitler as their savior. We are in the process of becoming the very same thing, as we continue to demonize the “muslim monster.” I’m not judging the Muslim religion here; merely stating that we are psyching ourselves into believing we are right to battle them. Nobody ever even begins to state that it could all be propaganda originating in the Zionist camp. Heaven forbid – it might be construed as anti-Semitic. Even though it is most likely true.
October 25, 2011 – 7:35 pm
you write> “At least some of the outrage at this diversion of resources to Israel is bound to take the form of anti-Semitism.”
to which it must AGAIN be emphasized (sadly it seems even to those bearing such scholarly titles as your own), that the diversion of resources to Israel IS anti-Semitism, for it is the Israelis who ARE the anti-Semites. Neither Ashkenazi nor Sephardic “Jews” are semites, they are, respectively, descendants of Caucasian “White Turk” Khazar pagan converts from the Russian steppes (aka Cossars) and descendants of Somalid Berber converts of North Africa. Neither demographic is descended from the biblical Shem as are the Arab peoples, the ONLY Semitic people in the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Further you write> “Israeli behavior has managed to turn the Middle East, a region largely devoid of anti-Semitism until the intrusion of the Zionists, into a potential breeding ground for that obnoxious sentiment.”
To wit I concur, with the advent of the Zionist Agency operation to transplant wholly European colonialist populations into historic Palestine – with complete disregard for the indigenous and rightful Arab populace of that land – through the use of terrorism and forced expulsion (and all the other crimes against humanity that entailed) THEY were indeed the progenitors of the anti-Semitic narrative and anti-Semitic criminal actions previously non-existent in the land (even between the tiny minority of indigenous Jews and their Muslim and Christian counterparts).
With every successive generation of Israeli born since the Nakhba, again you are correct in calling Israel “the breeding ground of that obnoxious sentiment”, So long as Israelis remain rooted on stolen Palestinian land (every square inch) and continue to breed.
October 25, 2011 – 9:56 pm
Reply Bill, the school bus driver
October 26, 2011 – 5:27 pm
Brilliant! I’ve been arguing this misuse of terms for ever. Anti-semitism is an oxymoron, as used by the Zionists. It is also a trap for the Goy to fall into when criticizing anything of jewish origin.
The British concept of a Jewish homeland in Palestine was an abomination from the start. As Helen so artfully remarked – they should all go home to where they came from.
Reply the avatar
October 25, 2011 – 8:04 pm
boy its gonna feel good when palestine is freed
October 25, 2011 – 9:54 pm
Amen to that. About time and all
October 26, 2011 – 10:06 am
This is one historical narrative I will not allow to be changed for the benefit of the “winners”. Get the whites out of the middle east, or whatever 20 other names they are genetically tied to. This is from a “white guy”.
October 26, 2011 – 10:39 am
This is an excellent resource, I had heard of the pre WWI propoganda but had not known of the depth: http://zioncrimefactory.com/the-six-million-myth/
Reply TJ Bronco
October 26, 2011 – 11:40 pm
Nice post Pen, brilliant it has been said, then the Dirt kicked in…
October 25, 2011 – 8:29 pm
These soldiers are tough against unarmed women on the street searching for their sons, or against rock-throwing teens, or old men…..but I often wonder how tough WOULD THESE MEN BE…..against real fighters like the WAFFEN SS?
I bet NOT SO TOUGH…..they’d probably run like scared sissies.
October 26, 2011 – 5:27 am
KLB, you don’t have to go that far back to imagine it, just look how they ran out of southern Lebanon in tears.
October 26, 2011 – 7:48 am
You mean like the commie Jews that eventually beat them during WWII?
October 26, 2011 – 4:05 pm
Joe, you must have missed them turning tail and running like frightened rabbits, down off the hills in S Lebanon?
October 26, 2011 – 6:25 am
Quite honestly all shades, & Nations have good, & bad. Actions speak louder than words though , & it looks as if the main group theme here, as with the rest of the so called elite, would more aptly be identified as psychopaths.
October 26, 2011 – 6:35 am
If I understand your poor english, you imply that the elites are all psycopaths.
Those elites lead the nation, (here I do not mean the puppet politicians), they teach in universities, lead corporations, write books, compose music and in general make sure the average dumb citizen has no other worries, but to find the cheapest hamburger.
Reply Sami Jamil Jadallah
October 26, 2011 – 10:31 am
Israel and its sponsors within the American government and institutions having been doing their best to find “Final Solution” for the Palestinians. So far they have failed to do so because the international political climate is not ready for a “Final Solution” and what happened in Nazi Germany could not take place at the present time… Israel and its Zionists allies are counting on “time” to be in their side of their “Final Solution”. So far the US through total sponsorship of Israel and its agenda is part of this process.
Reply Joe in San Francisco
October 26, 2011 – 6:45 pm
It’s the 21st Century and the only thing that has changed in our so-called civilization is the accellerated and high-tech way that soldiers kill each other for the military-industrial complex that benefits from their actions.
October 26, 2011 – 9:17 pm
Thanks for an EXCELLENT, Well Written, Calm and Credible Pearl of information.
I’m also grateful to those who submitted, the many thoughtful comments.
FIFTY YEARS of Ziono Media Propaganda has rendered Americans as the most Professionally and Effectively Deceived Populace on the Planet:
“DECLASSIFIED SENATE INVESTIGATION FILES REVEAL CLANDESTINE, ISRAELI PR CAMPAIGN IN AMERICA”
The following article is one of the better Studies of Zionism as a Collective Mental Illness
“Polite Discussion on Zionism: Is it Possible?”
EXCERPT “It’s amazing. I’ve discussed some of this with Avigail Abarbanel, an
ex-Israeli psychiatrist in Australia. She views Zionism as a mental
illness that can be treated. But Zionism is just a symptom of a
deeper problem, the delusional belief that you have “rights” which
do not exist. Like a kid thinking he has the right to hit his
sister. It’s a failure to apply the Golden Rule to one’s personal
sense of responsibility in certain situations. The inner conflict
that arises from these “situational ethics” certainly does create a
clinically diagnosable mental inability to process certain types of
information that trigger the neurotic or sometimes even psychotic
Apparently, Zionism is the only Collective Mental Illness requiring a Military “Cure” as “Israeli Peace Plan” has become the Best Example of an “Oxymoron”
Reply Erica Stuart
October 26, 2011 – 10:37 pm
Agree with Secretary Panetta Report. Also it is too late and a waste of time and our resources to continue this effort to save them from themselves. That statement about not having suffered etc etc” is what Woman on the West Bank said long ago to a Palestinian official who had the best reply “I do understand what you went through believe me I do, but I cannot let you take it out on our people”. Since I agree that we cannot tell them what to do “Going with the Wind” comes to mind that Personally we no longer gave a dam. So, please go ahead , it is time you get off our back.
Reply TJ Bronco
October 27, 2011 – 12:01 am
After numerous times, thank you for the Realization!
THE STORY OF GERMANY AROSE FROM ZIONISTS- REMEMBER THAT!!