The Root of the U.S.-Israeli Relationship
Mustafa Farah, Department of Agriculture,
Over the course of human history, there were myriads of powerful kingdoms and rulers who enjoyed complete submission of their subordinates, rebellion against them were unthinkable and if caught red handed, public humiliation and the gallows of death were the reward for the perceived perpetrators, but injustice and corruption were the main factors, which sealed off the downward spiral of these rock solid monarchies and rulers.
However, as the time elapses, many nations had contemplated with the failure of their predecessors and avoided to bog down in a similar predicaments, while others continued to pay no heed to the calls of the history by choosing vulgarity over virtue due to their deliverance of premature justice and dishonesty practices, as despotic dynasties and powerful elites decide the destiny of a whole nation.
Unfortunately, America falls in the latter category as it blindly follows the doomed policy of demonization and ostracization of a nation and its people (Palestine), by siding with occupying forces whose actions are based on Religion, rather than democratic values, equality and overall humanity, in contrast to what Americans preach to the world.
We have been told by the American leaders and the Media, that Israel is the only democratic country in the Middle East; therefore America has a right and obligation to support and protect this young democracy, so is Democracy and good governance what entrenches the relationship between America and Israel?
You bet it!
Here are some excerpts from speeches made by American Presidents, about the nature of Israeli-American relations:-
Lyndon Johnson , when asked by Soviet Premier Aleksei Kosygin why the U.S. supported Israel when there are 80 million Arabs and only three million Israelis, the President replied simply: “Because it is right.”
Bill Clinton. “Our relationship would never vary from its allegiance to the shared values, the shared religious heritage, the shared democratic politics which have made the relationship between the United States and Israel a special.
Barrack Obama “we [America] stand with Israel as a Jewish democratic state because we know that Israel is born of firmly held values that we, as Americans, share: a culture committed to justice, a land that welcomes the weary, a people devoted to tikkun olam” Furthermore, “We’re going to keep standing with our Israeli friends and allies,”
Hold on, it’s not a Democracy, it’s a Religion that shapes and makes America and Israeli’s relations special, let’s face it , they (Israelis) are the chosen people and it’s a religious obligation(Biblical Command) on Americans to help them crush the Palestinians, demolish their homes, and built a Jews houses on the rubble of the Palestinian houses.
The blight of the Palestinians was deliberately orchestrated and conspired by America and United Kingdom while acting on divine revelations; unfortunately the same American politicians are telling us that supporting Israel is nothing to do with religion, but with highly respected democratic values, which makes Israel an oasis of peace in the middle of troubled region.
President Truman with David Ben-Gurion and Abba Eban
Unfortunately, The Muslim world fails to understand and detect the religious maneuvering which the West is using to outwit the Muslim world.
America uses a Veto power and blocks any attempt or bid make by the Palestinians to become a member of the UN council, or an independent state, for fear of becoming sinners as they will fail to protect the Jews state.
However, it’s human nature to resort violence, when your house is demolished, your land is grabbed and your place of worship is desecrated, so instead of considering the suffering and anger of the Palestinians, the whole world had turned against them and sadly the T- word was labeled against them.
Whenever the Israelis and Palestinians sit on the negotiation table, Israel demands from the Palestinians to recognize the Jews state as well as denounce the violence, but the Palestinians reject this straightly as it’s like ordering the victim to apologize his victimizer and yet again the world agrees with the 21 century colonizer.
I don’t condone with violence, but the world can’t be a better place to bequeath our children and generations after them, until America and Britain review their biased and double standard policy.
If the suffering of the Palestinian population is looked at with pristine eyes, the world would be a peaceful planet which people from all faiths live harmoniously side by side.