Zionism

The Canadian journalist Matthew Ehret: « The UN is corrupt »

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Matthew Ehret D.R.

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: Your work shows well that, apart few exceptions such as Lincoln, Roosevelt, Kennedy and Trump, all the American Presidents after Andrew Jackson have always been members of the Anglo-American elite or under its control, including Obama and Biden.  What are the factors explaining that this oligarchy has kept this level influence in the United States despite the Independence War and during more than 200 years?

Matthew Ehret: The answer has an objective and subjective side to it. On the subjective side, one can point to the pervasiveness of false myths that have been spun which enflamed certain prejudices within the young American zeitgeist. The early Americans were originally British citizens who led a civil war of sorts from the British Empire between 1776-1783 and the success of that struggle resulted in a new sort of human identity that had never been expressed on this scale or magnitude in human history.

It was a well-earned sense of pride that was won by hard sacrifices. A high value was placed on freedom, and independence. Probably the most important consideration was that humans were believed to have been created equal, due to our having been made in the image of God and from this conception, hereditary institutions were recognized as obsolete.

This was all wonderful, but this powerful sense of pride, if corrupted, served as a double-edged sword which turned into a superiority complex that proclaimed the USA to be “the exceptional nation”, rather than the healthier “city on a hill” philosophy expressed by John Winthrop Jr who envisioned the Americans to become a role model of moral excellence to inspire the world.

The second false myth which ‘poisoned the zeitgeist’ was tied to the myth of “American individualism”. The idea that each individual citizen is sovereign rather than one single ruler on a crown is another excellent idea, but again, like all truthful ideas, if perverted, can become quite destructive.

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Carolyn L. Karcher:“Zionism was always a settler colonial ideology”

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Carolyn L. Karcher. DR.

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: You participated in the march on the Pentagon in October 1967 against the Vietnam War.  What do these historic moments represent for you?

Carolyn L. Karcher: The Vietnam War and the mass movement against it transformed my consciousness and changed my life.  Although I grew up in Japan and did not come to the US until entering Stanford University in 1962, I attended an American school in Japan that gave me the standard indoctrination.  I believed the US was a beacon of democracy with the mission of imparting its benefits to other countries and saving them from oppressive governments.  The Vietnam War shattered this belief.  The October 1967 march on the Pentagon was the third demonstration against the war in which I participated, but it was the one that marked the beginning of my political re-education.  During the night I spent at the Pentagon, I saw soldiers with gas masks and fixed bayonets knocking peacefully seated demonstrators on the head with their rifle butts and kicking them with their heavy boots, while the march’s leaders reiterated instructions for us to remain passive and not resist.  What got me through that terrifying experience was the conviction that the press would inform the American public of how US soldiers had treated citizens exercising their constitutional rights, and that the incident would lead to an inquiry and redress.  Instead, the next day’s headlines in the Washington Post read: “Troops use restraint against violent crowd.”  It would take years before the US press finally started to report the truth about the war and to portray anti-war protesters more sympathetically.  I would never again read the mainstream press uncritically.

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Jacob Cohen:“The Zionists have become masters in the art of propaganda”

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Jacob Cohen. DR.

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: What is your analysis of the annexation of the West Bank this July 1?

Jacob Cohen: The Zionist regime is not crazy enough to annex the entire West Bank, because then it would have to naturalize all Palestinians. It only wants to annex the « useful » West Bank, i.e. the Jordan Valley, thus preventing a possible Palestinian State to control its own borders and the large Jewish settlement blocs. It would thus continue to have a submissive and cheap labor force at its disposal, and the cooperation of a docile Palestinian police force to maintain colonial order.

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Sheldon Richman: ”The Trump administration clearly sees Israel and Saudi Arabia as vital parts of an anti-Iran coalition.”

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Sheldon Richman. DR.

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: Israel continues to massacre the Palestinian people with the utmost impunity. Is not Israel a rogue state?

Sheldon Richman: That would depend on your definition of “rogue state,” about which I would not expect broad agreement. I’d prefer to analyze the Israeli government’s conduct without looking for a contentious label. The policies and conduct of Israel’s government toward the Palestinians are systematically unjust and brutal. And I believe those things are inherent in the Zionist philosophy of Israel as the State of the Jewish people everywhere rather than the state of all its citizens regardless of religion or supposed ethnicity or race. The original Reform Jewish movement agreed with what I just said. The treatment of the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza qualifies as apartheid since the individuals there have no rights whatever. They exist, as though they were subhuman, at the mercy of Israel.  Lire la suite »

Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb: “Israel is part and parcel of the modern colonial history”

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Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb. DR.

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: In your book « Faith in the Face of Empire« , you describe the specific suffering of Palestinian Christians. Can you explain us what it means to be a Palestinian Christian under Israeli occupation?

Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb: For a Palestinian Christian to live under Israeli occupation can means different things. For Christians living in Gaza it means living in a big open air prison without much chances to move in and out with deteriorating living condition: only 4 hours a day  electricity, salted drinking water and polluted air and sea. For Palestinians Christians living in the west bank it means to be surrounded by Israeli Jewish colonies with no room for expansion, restricted movement, surrounded by walls and a kind of apartheid system. For Palestinian Christians living in east Jerusalem it means to be living in your own city as a resident alien being discriminated against in terms of the provision of municipal services, building permits, etc. Lire la suite »

Alison Weir: « Israel has long been a major threat to peace »

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Alison Weir. DR.

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: Can we say that the United States is a sovereign State when we see the historical weight of the Zionist lobby on its policy decision?

Alison Weir: Adherents of political Zionism have influenced U.S. policies for decades and have often played a central role in elections. Despite this, Americans will be able to forge independent policies when enough people become aware of the facts and demand different policies. Lire la suite »

Prof. Gary Leupp: « U.S. imperialism existed before Daesh, and will likely outlive it. »

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Professor Gary Leupp, Historian. DR.

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: How do you explain that Hillary Clinton maintains her candidacy for presidency of the United States while she has lost an ambassador in Benghazi in Libya when she was Secretary of State and that she makes headlines with the scandal of her emails?

Pr. Gary Leupp: Clinton is an establishment figure, who has widespread support on Wall Street, from the Democratic Party leadership, from the mainstream U.S. press, from fans of her husband the former president of the U.S., from African-Americans who see her and her husband as their advocates, and from women who simply want to see a “strong woman” in leadership. Lire la suite »