As Usual, Americans Back
Israeli Goliath Against Palestine (The Frontier Post, Pakistan)
international community is often critical of Israeli inaction, but America invariably
comes to the help of the Zionist state anyway. This is a tactic that has
allowed the Middle East crisis and the aggression of the Jewish government to
linger on for more than six decades. ... It is also an old story: with Western
assistance, Israel not only has the most advanced and superior military, but nuclear
weapons as well."
Once again, the Zionist state has launched an aggression against
Palestine, targeting Rafah in southern Gaza on
Saturday, and in air attacks killing at least four civilians. The assault makes
the overall death toll 38 in two days. The worst part was the raid on a refugee
camp at Maghazi in central Gaza. At the same time, as
violence escalated in Gaza and Israel signaled a possible ground invasion, President
Barack Obama spoke to Israeli and Egyptian leaders on Friday night.
Also on Friday, Palestinian militants took aim at Jerusalem
for the first time, launching a rocket attack on the holy city, which both
sides claim as their capitol. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called
Obama to provide an update of the situation and thanks Obama and the American
people for their investment in the Iron Dome rocket and mortar defense system,
which has been used to defend Israel against rocket attacks from Gaza, saving
many Israeli lives.
Obama reiterated U.S. support for Israel's "right to
self-defense" and discussed ways to scale back the conflict. In his talk
with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, Obama hoped
that Cairo would help the global community scale down the offensive and resolve
the situation as quickly as possible.
It was the first time Hamas carried out rocket attacks
against Israel, which has responded by assassinating its military chief and
conducting dozens of airstrikes on suspected rocket-launch sites and other
Hamas targets. In all, 27 Palestinians and three Israelis were killed.
[Editor's Note: The writer is misinformed. Palestinian militants, including Hamas, have been
launching rocket attacks on Israel since at least 2001.]
At the same time, several pro-Palestinian demonstrations
were held condemning Israeli authorities for their aggression. At a protest
rally outside the White House on Friday night, demonstrators chanted slogans
denouncing Netanyahu and the Israeli army. Similar rallies were held in Italy
and other European countries. Protesters said Israel would not conduct air
strikes without U.S. support and called on Obama to end the "bloodthirsty
attacks" by Israel.
Egypt President Mohammad Morsi then
called [Pakistan] Prime Minister Raja PervezAshraf, seeking help from Islamabad in taking up this
latest Mideast explosion to the United Nations. In response, Pakistan not only strongly
condemned Israeli air attacks on the Hamas leadership in Gaza, but against
innocent civilians. Islamabad assured the Egyptian head of state of its full cooperation
in denouncing this aggression by Tel Aviv.
The idea of the Egyptian president seeking U.N. action over this
latest Israeli aggression may be of interest in terms of academic discussion.
But who doesn't know how the issue will be confronted by the United States and
its Western allies, who have supported the Zionist state since its illegitimate
birth in May 1948 under the Balfour Declaration?
It's no secret that while the U.N. Security Council has attempted to pass numerous
resolutions critical of Israel, Washington has vetoed almost every one.
Although resolutions demanding that Israel allow Arabs and Palestinians to
exist in the Middle East have been passed, they have garnered little respect
from Tel Aviv and its Western protectors.
An additional source of frustration for the Palestinian
people is that the land being settled on by Israelis is usually prime land, and
hence peace negotiations usually leave Palestine with the less desirable land.
Israel also controls Palestine's water sources. The
non-contiguous land that comprises Gaza and West Bank, and Israeli control over
the movement of Palestinians, results in the disconnection of Palestinians from
the outside world.
The international community is often critical of Israeli
inaction, but America invariably comes to the help of the Zionist state anyway.
This is a tactic that has allowed the Middle East crisis and the aggression of
the Jewish government to linger on for more than six decades. Over that time,
all that has been seen is the expansion of Israeli settlements.
It is also an old story: with Western assistance, Israel not
only has the most advanced and superior military, but nuclear weapons as well.