by Scott Creighton
The phrase ‘friend to Israel” is code. It means that the person being talked about will continue the unconditional support of Israel’s illegal activities in the region of occupying Palestinian land and subjugating millions of Palestinians in Gaza to the terrible conditions of the largest open air prison in history. Look at how Clinton pauses after she makes the claim that Obama will be a “friend to Israel”. Watch the reaction in the Zionist crowd at the AIPAC summit. She knows what she is saying… and so do they.
However, the majority of Israelis have a different opinion as to whether they need another “friend to Israel” in the White House.
“When we say that someone is a “friend of Israel” we mean a friend of the occupation, a believer in Israel’s self-armament, a fan of its language of strength and a supporter of all its regional delusions. When we say someone is a “friend of Israel” we mean someone who will give Israel a carte blanche for any violent adventure it desires, for rejecting peace and for building in the territories.” From the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, in an afticle titled “Let’s Hope Obama Won’t Be a Friend of Israel“.
“Let him use his clout to end the occupation and dismantle the settlement project. Let him remember that human and civil rights also apply to the Palestinians, not only to black Americans.”
“A true friend of Israel needs to remember that Israel may be “the only democracy in the Middle East,” but not in its own backyard. That next to Sderot, which he visited, is Gaza. That “common values” must not include a cruel occupation.”
“So bring us an American president who is not another dreadful “friend of Israel,” an Obama who won’t blindly follow the positions of the Jewish lobby and the Israeli government. You did promise change, did you not?” From the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, in an afticle titled “Let’s Hope Obama Won’t Be a Friend of Israel“.
And now we have a President Elect who not only claims himself to be a “friend to Israel” but, he is seriously considering Hillary Clinton as his Secretary of State and he has already chosen dual citizen, Rahm Emanuel to be his Chief of Staff.
Emanuel has recently caved into serious pressure and has apologized for, and tried to distance himself from, the racist statement of his father.
“In the interview, Benjamin Emanuel was reported as saying: “Obviously, he will influence the president to be pro-Israel. Why wouldn’t he? What is he, an Arab? He’s not going to clean the floors of the White House.” Benjamin Emanuel
The apology that was reportedly tendered by Rahm himself went something like this:
“From the fullness of my heart, I personally apologize on behalf of my family and me. These are not the values upon which I was raised or those of my family,” Rahm Emanuel.
Is he kidding? Rahm is a hardcore Zionist and a member of AIPAC; he supports the criminal occupation of Palestine and the blockade of Gaza that is causing suffering on a biblical scale.
He was raised by a Zionist, who was also a member of Irban, a terrorist organization that bombed a Palestinian hotel in the 1949′s and killed many innocent civilians. All in the name of Zionism.
And we are expected to believe somehow that this is not how Rahm Emanuel was raised?
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