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Religious Fanatics Have Hijacked America's Israel Policy. And They're Not Even Evangelicals

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/07/13/religious-fanatics-have-hijacked-americas-israel-policy-and-theyre-not-even

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The Balfour Declaration:

Foreign Office
November 2nd, 1917

Dear Lord Rothschild,

I have much pleasure in conveying to you. on behalf of His Majesty’s Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet

His Majesty’s Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.

I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.

Yours,

Arthur James Balfour

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Religious fanatics have hijacked US Israel policy? Which US politician said (referring to Israel):

Of course, we say it’s our land, the Torah says it, but they [the Palestinians] don’t believe in the Torah. So that’s the reason there is not peace. They invent other reasons, but they do not believe in a Jewish state and that is why we, in America, must stand strong with Israel through thick and thin.

None other than NY Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer at a 2018 AIPAC conference. Here is a US senator, who has taken an oath of loyalty to the US and its secular Constitution, clearly speaking as if Israel were his country, and that the US must support Israel because its legitimacy derives from the Bible.

Trump & Co. may be doubling down on support of Israel uber alles, but he was hardly the first US president to support Israel over the rest of the Middle East and specifically the Palestinians. The US has been virtually alone in the world in backing Israel’s policies like its border wall and its bombing of Gaza. Israel’s illegal settlements on the West Bank grew from less than 10,000 “settlers” in 1980 to 400,000 in 2016, before Trump took office. (There’s a nice chart courtesy of Ori Nir’s organization.)

There are numerous US congresspeople whose support of Israel is little short of fanatical. Though, granted, that support may not be religious so much as campaign $ based.

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It’s quite complicated, isn’t it? There’s even USA & Israel’s shared historical lie about “a land without people for a people without land” (i.e. indigenous extermination) which we both use to gird our loins. And Paul Newman looked so sexy (ready to populate the whole West Bank!) in that old movie. In both cultures, a national secular religion swirls between holy and profane, busily rationalizing the atrocities required to keep treading on the downtrodden.

But the more general rule, which applies (I think) to all instances of imperial domination: indigenous or non-white populations can never be allowed any control over their own government. If indigenous people were ever allowed to demonstrate an ability to treat people decently, it would set a very bad example. That’s why Haiti had to be crushed.

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Zionist Jews say, “Never Forget.

Well, I say, "Always Remember How Many Palestinians These Jews Have Slaughtered."

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Those who favor impeaching Trump give us Pence, a Christian nationalist.

Most of the problems in our world are created by those that believe they know what God Wants and Needs .
Have we noticed this ?
An example is below from this article .
The truth is the Life/God the universe Source the Essential Energy whatever you want to call out it’s all the same energy requires nothing .
This is the main problem in our world as Beliefs create Behaviours.

“Israel’s secret weapon,” he recently told an evangelical gathering, lies in being “on the side of God.”

Life/God has no sides and all sides .By killing ourselves we kill Life/God .We have been doing this for Millennia. So the truth must be Organised Religion has no God .
The great threat to them is Secular Humanism as this values Life ,organised religion gets to kill with impunity .This is the great travesty of our species.

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This article contains many flaws. For example it talks about two decades of U.S. Policy being overturned. Two decades ago Palestinians were still being slaughtered as the U.S. looked the other way. The Two State solution is a load of malarky as well, as most Palestinians would have no problem with a One State solution provided that Palestinians were equal citizens. In more advanced countries, people of different cultures co-exist and live peacefully amongst each other.
The article also refers to a couple of people as being ‘religious fanatics’ when in effect almost all of the architects of these policies are atheists. All the talk of “God” is merely rhetoric designed to appeal to certain segments of the population that actually believe in this biblical nonsense about “home of the Jews” or the “Torah”.
U.S. policy towards Israel has been pretty straight forward for half a century; give Israel unconditional support regardless of what is right or wrong and the U.S. will have a strong ally in the region. Nothing has changed except the details of how the eventual elimination of Palestinians will be carried out. Though Netanyahu and Adelson speak of a Jewish State and honour certain religious traditions, both only believe in the Jewish race rather than any biblical beliefs. The entire policy rests on the belief that Jews are a superior race (similar to Hitler’s belief that Aryans were a superior race) and only pay lip service to those who claim to be following the ‘word of God’.
If the U.S. really wanted to help the Palestinians, Congress would pass a law forbidding Israeli money from interfering in U.S. elections (on a scale far greater than anything Russia was ever accused of!). end the 3.5 billion dollar gift U.S. taxpayers give Israel each year, support human rights groups that investigate Israeli crimes, openly demand the denuclearization of the Middle east (and the planet we hope) and demand to end the world’s largest outdoor prison (Gaza) before inviting both sides to the table to discuss a solution that the UN supports.

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No one in Congress wants to give up their Monthly Stipend from AIPAC and other Israeli Lobbyists like Sheldon Adelson.

As Congresswoman Omar, who was crucified for saying:
IT IS ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMINS.

The Palestinians are Doomed. So much for Religion as a Compassionate Element of Society.

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And that is not all, it doesn’t stop at death either.

The weaker and self-serving congressperson can feign strength of character an purity of purpose by touting one’s support for all aspects of the Israeli/AIPAC agenda, knowing that in Washington there is no near-equivalent countervailing force to save you, should you speak out with effect against that agenda, from the onslaught of highly-organized-funded forces permanently set in place primed to spring into action to destroy you and your kind and have you removed office and any place of influence.

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“Hemp”!

“The truth is the Life/God the universe Source the Essential Energy whatever you want to call out it’s all the same energy requires nothing .”

‘“Israel’s secret weapon,” he recently told an evangelical gathering, lies in being “on the side of God.” On the "Source of(sic) the Essential Energy "’.

No, Israel’s secret weapons are not so secret and consist of a near couple of hundred nukes. Israel could be the fuse that lights the annihilation of life on earth.

The quote I used described the belief about being on the right side of God .
The Palestinians believe they are on the right side of God .
You see we have competitions over God this is insane .And as you pointed out could lead to whole civilisations being extinguished .

The solutions are getting the young and the old which is more difficult into changing what they believe about God and Life .We must challenge those that are reaching the young with their beliefs based on fallacies.

Have a read at the book The New Revelations …

We are all Palestinian, what is being done in Palestine, will be done to the USA and Britain and France and Germany and the whole world.