Israel & Palestine - Recent Years' Development

 

Background for past decades US-Israeli Middle East Politics

Jonathan Cook: "A decade ago I published a book, Israel and the Clash of Civilisations, that examined Israel’s desire to Balkanise the Middle East, using methods it had refined over many decades in the occupied Palestinian territories. The goal was to unleash chaos across much of the region, destabilising key enemy states: Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. The book further noted how Israel’s strategy had influenced the neoconservative agenda in Washington that found favour under George Bush’s administration. The neocons’ destabilisation campaign started in Iraq, with consequences that are only too apparent today. My book was published when efforts by Israel and the neocons to move the Balkanisation campaign forward into Iran, Syria and Lebanon were stumbling, and before it was clear that other actors, such as ISIS, would emerge out of the mayhem. But I predicted – correctly – that Israel and the neocons would continue to push for more destabilisation, targeting Syria next, with disastrous consequences. Today, Israel’s vision of the region is shared by other key actors, including Saudi Arabia, the Gulf states, and Turkey." Syria is the Dam Against More Bloody Chaos, May 2017, Jonathan Cook
 
 
'Israel’s Yinon Plan, Saudi Wahhabism & US Wars: Arab Christians Pushed Into Mass Exodus': "“The real danger lies in whether the Christian world loses the last early Christians…the last ancient souls of the earth.” Such is the dire prediction by one writer regarding the ongoing exodus of Arab Christians from the Middle East – an exodus triggered by Western neo-colonialism and Zionist expansion that suits the military-industrial complex." Sep. 2017, by Whitney Webb  
 
"The Syria Accountability Act is all but certain to destroy the fledgling cooperation between US and Syrian intelligence agencies, which have a common interest in combating Islamic extremism. To sabotage such a relationship would seem downright perverse, when America is in desperate need of Arab allies in the “war on terrorism.” But a perversion of priorities is something we have come to expect from the Bush Administration, and from the influential neoconservative clique–many of them closely allied with the Israeli right–shaping policy in the Pentagon." Is Syria Next?, 2003, The Nation
 
 
The neocons’ next war, (2006), S Blumenthal, Salon: "... and they have discussed Syrian and Iranian supply activities as a potential pretext for Israeli bombing of both countries."
 
 
 
Wikipedia: "A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm (commonly known as the "Clean Break" report) is a policy document that was prepared in 1996 by a study group led by Richard Perle for Benjamin Netanyahu, the then Prime Minister of Israel.[1] The report explained a new approach to solving Israel's security problems in the Middle East with an emphasis on "Western values." It has since been criticized for advocating an aggressive new policy including the removal of Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq and the containment of Syria by engaging in proxy warfare and highlighting its possession of "weapons of mass destruction". Certain parts of the polices set forth in the paper were rejected by Netanyahu." 
 
 
"In February 1982, Ze’ev Schiff, a former military correspondent for Haaretz newspaper, wrote that the “best” that can happen for Israeli interests in the country is the “dissolution of Iraq into a Shi’ite state, a Sunni state and the separation of the Kurdish part. - In that same month 35 years ago, Israel’s plan to divide the region into small states was outlined in greater detail in a document written by Oded Yinon titled “A Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties” published in Hebrew in Kivunim (Directions), the journal of the Department of Information of the World Zionist Organisation. “Iraq, rich in oil on the one hand and internally torn on the other, is guaranteed as a candidate for Israel’s targets. Its dissolution is even more important for us than that of Syria. Iraq is stronger than Syria. In the short run it is Iraqi power which constitutes the greatest threat to Israel.” 'Kurdish independence will see Iraq disintegrate; it’s Israel’s dream scenario', 2017
 
New York Times November 25th 2003, Leslie Gelb of the Council on Foreign Relations writes: "The only viable strategy, then, may be to correct the historical defect and move in stages toward a three-state solution: Kurds in the north, Sunnis in the center and Shiites in the south." 
Amazon review of Shamir's Galilee Flowers [Byseekerotruthon March 9, 2006]:
 
"The Rarest of Poetic Geniuses Who Writes in Prose. It's books like this that remind you some things definitely need to be put into book form to be properly appreciated. I remember reading it sitting outside of a Starbucks several nights in a row and having revelation after revelation alter my perception of the world - and for the better, I knew as one who experiences an epiphany.The beautiful essays in this book show the heart of someone who truly loves Palestine and its people and makes the reader share that love. I'm ashamed to think of how I used to fall for the portrayal, by "the masters of discourse," of the Palestinians. Shamir, through this book, most certainly helped wise me up. Shamir has been accused of being anti-Semitic, but actually this formerly Jewish convert to Orthodox Christianity is not against any innocent people, be they Jewish or non-Jewish. He is against the ideology of Judaic Supremacism, and God bless him for that."
 
Amazon review of Shamir's Kaballa of Power [Clifton R. Mitchellon Sept. 18, 2011]:
 
"Israel Shamir is my favorite author. I wish to God that every American adult, especially those who profess to be Christians, would read Israel Shamir's Cabbala of Power, Masters of Discourse and Flowers of Galilee. Shamir is the most intelligent, knowledgeable, prolific and prescient author I have ever encountered. He is a truly remarkable person. It is his love for humanity and especially Palestine and her people that sets him apart from others.
I am an old retired US soldier, a Vietnam veteran, and an introvert who has a cynical lack of compassion for others, but I have shed many tears while reading Shamir's accounts of the plight of the Palestinians at the hands of the Jewish usurpers of Palestine. If Americans, especially Christians who unwittingly support Jewish-Zionists would read Shamir's writings, I feel that American's attitudes toward the Jews and the Christian and Muslim indigenous Palestinians would change dramatically. The US has become an aggressive imperial tool in the hands of American and Israeli Jewry, fighting Israel's wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Pakistan and soon to be Syria and Iran. World Jewry's objective is a New World Order, with their seat of power in Jerusalem, from where the exclusivist Jews will rule with an iron fist over the world's goyim. When that days comes (God forbid) we will all be 'Palestinians' - incarcerated in Gaza-like ghettoes. I know that some who read my comments will attack me as an anti-semite and a NAZI, etc. I say to you - fire away! Call me whatever suits your fancy. ALL THAT I BEG OF YOU IS TO READ ANY OF ISRAEL SHAMIR'S BOOKS, and then post your own review here. ISRAEL SHAMIR'S BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE AT AMAZON. KINDLE EDITIONS ARE .99 CENTS. BEST DEAL YOU WILL EVER MAKE!" 
 
 

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