Palestine

Israel will eventually meet the Crusades’ fate


By Khalid Amayreh

Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu this week announced the organization of early general elections on 22 January. The decision to move up the election date is widely thought to be a shrewd feat on Netanyahu’s part, which would allow the Israeli premier to form a stronger extremist government.

The current government, probably the most extremist in Israel’s history, is not facing an imminent danger of collapse. However, Israel is facing a host of economic and strategic problems which could change the direction of political winds in Israel within a relatively short duration.

However, with the Israeli society continuing to move toward Jewish fascism in both the secular and religious senses, Netanyahu is fairly confident he will form the next Israeli government.

Netanyahu hopes that in his second term, he will effectively liquidate any remaining prospects for the creation of a Palestinian state worthy of the name.

He also hopes he will, preferably with America’s active assistance, neutralize all potential strategic threats to the Zionist regime.

The manifestly arrogant Israeli premier views the Iranian nuclear program as an existential threat to Israel. But his fears to that effect are propagandistic and phobic to a very large extent.

Iran repeatedly announced that its nuclear program is peaceful in nature and that it has no intention to manufacture nuclear weapons. But even if Iranian assertions in this regard can’t be taken for granted, Israel is the last country on earth that is morally fit to lecture other states on the dangers of nuclear proliferation.

It is well known that Israel possesses a huge arsenal of nuclear weapons, including 250-300 nuclear warheads, along with their delivery systems, such as the Yariho ICBM.

So, the most logical question that comes to one’s mind is that if Israel has the right to possess nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, why not Iran? Why not Egypt? Why not Saudi Arabia. This is a question that penetrates the innermost depth of human conscience in search for an honest answer.

Unfortunately, political and media circles in the West lack the necessary rectitude to give an honest answer for the honest question. Why? Because the West which implanted Israel in the heart of the Arab world, causing the dispersion of millions of native Palestinians from their ancestral homeland, is inherently racist, immoral and harbors an almost innate hostility to Islam and Muslims.

Indeed, if the West were honest, it would call on all parties in the Middle East to sign a treaty banning the manufacture and possession of nuclear weapons. But the West is intrinsically hypocritical and is hell bent on keeping a Nazi-like Israel in a state of unbridled domination and unchallenged hegemony over all other countries and peoples in the region from Casablanca to Tehran.

But this strategic obliquity cannot be accepted and cannot be maintained, given its inherent unfairness. The honor, dignity and especially existential vital interests of the Muslim Umma can’t allow this scandalous abnormality to linger indefinitely.

There is no doubt that that Israel will continue to incite the international community against Iran and any other Muslim country that seeks a semblance of balance of power with the Jewish state.

However, it is equally vital that key Muslim states in the region not give in to Zionist pressure and blackmail, be it economic, financial or even military.

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan said “we shall eat grass, but we will make an atomic bomb.” His iconic words must be internalized by Muslim leaders, especially those who value Muslim honor and dignity.

Israel, after all, doesn’t respect weak neighbors, let alone weak victims. The Muslims of this region must choose between living as masters in their own countries or living as slaves to supremacist Jews who consider all non-Jews sub-humans or outright beasts.

More Zionist arrogance

It is widely expected that Zionist Jews will elect even a more extremist government than the present one headed by Netanyahu.

Such a government is likely to up the ante with regard to Iran. It will also make more provocations at the Aqsa Mosque (the third holiest place in Islam) which would spark off a huge conflagration unseen in the annals of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Moreover, the new government will continue to build and expand Jewish settlements all over the occupied territories, especially in occupied East Jerusalem. Needless to say, this would decapitate, once and for all, any remaining chances for the creation of a viable and territorially contiguous Palestinian state, especially one with Jerusalem as its capital.

Israel will undoubtedly try to impose the fait accompli on a weak, demoralized and pliant Palestinian leadership. However, that leadership would eventually come under tremendous public pressure from the Palestinian masses to refuse capitulation to the Israeli fait accompli.

The Palestinian leadership would probably appeal to Washington and London for help in order to rein in Israeli insolence and arrogance. But Washington, itself under a different Israeli occupation as nearly all American politicians are at Israel’s beck and call, is in no position to pressure Israel or tell her what to do.

The Jewish Robber Barons in America are too powerful and too dominant to allow any American leader to raise his head or look a Zionist leader in the eye and tell him “enough is enough.”

The Crusades fate

The final demise of the already moribund peace process will redefine the Arab-Israeli conflict in ways that would disappoint the likes of Condoleezza Rice and Hillary and Bill Clinton. It will prove the fallacy of those who made their bidding on peace with Israel.

Eventually, Israel will have to face a situation where a Jewish minority, however large and powerful that minority may be, is ruling over and oppressing a non-Jewish majority.

In fact, Jews in mandatory Palestine (between the River Jordan and the Mediterranean Sea) are already a minority as admitted by Israeli officials quoted by the Haarets newspaper.

Needless to say, the status of Jews in Occupied Palestine as a demographic minority is likely to be further consolidated with the passage of time due to the Palestinian high birth rate and also the diminishing rates of Jewish immigration.

Faced with this hard reality, Israel will likely embrace a harsh form of apartheid to keep Zionism alive.

But apartheid can not be maintained for ever as a policy, given its immense moral and political price, which would generate difficult existential crises for Israel, affecting the Israeli economy, image and moral fabric.

Ultimately. Israel will have to choose between a bi-national state extending from the River Jordan to the Mediterranean or pursue an existential and open-ended confrontation with hundreds of millions of Muslims in the region.

There is no doubt that Israel is moving on a losing course as the facts of geography and history stand decidedly against the Zionist enterprise. The Crusades created kingdoms and fiefdoms in Palestine and elsewhere in the region which lasted for a longer duration than has Israel.

But, the Crusades met their ultimate fate because they couldn’t overcome the basic dichotomy between their colonialist dreams and the geographic and demographic realities of the Middle East.

Eventually, Israel will have to meet the same fate of the Crusades.

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