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First: US Political Independence from Israel

By: Jamal Kanj*

September 22, 2011

Indeed before Palestinians seek their independent nation, America must first achieve its political independence state from Israel.

In October 1973 in an interview with Face the Nation, an outstanding US liberal, Chair of Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Democratic Senator Fullbright declared: "Israelis control the policy in the congress and the senate."  

In June 1990 on another TV program the McLaughlin Group, a conservative American columnist announced "Capitol Hill is Israeli occupied territory." Unfortunately, the two pronouncements have been proven accurate over again with the passing of time.

Last year, president Obama told U.N General Assembly: "When we come back here next year, we can have an agreement that can lead to a new member of the United Nations, an independent, sovereign state of Palestine …"

This year, the President cowered back as he must have failed to clear his last year’s opening session’s speech with Israel’s moles at the White House and Congress.  Whereas Obama’s 2010 presage of Palestine full UN membership was transformed in 2011 to: “there is no short cut to the end” of this conflict.

Was the last twenty years of arduous talks between Israel and the Palestinians a “short cut”? Or was Obama practicing his superior oratory aptitude to rationalize his ineffectiveness with an obdurate Israeli government who rejected outright all of his peace initiatives and that of the Diplomatic Quartet? 

Today, president Obama proved, yet again, his impotency in the face of Israeli loyalists in Washington. Taking a “short cut,” himself, by evading to deal with Israeli temporizing, he demanded instead, Palestinians to endure more under occupation, while Israel continued creating new “Jewish only” facts on the ground preempting the outcome of the feign peace negotiation.

The recent warning by American Jewish leaders, threatening the Democratic Party in swing states such as Pennsylvania and Florida, which was manifested recently by supporting a Republican candidate in New York’s 9th congressional district’s election against a fellow Democratic nominee, must have been heard loud and clear by Obama.

America’s exploitation at the hand of Israel’s sponsors in Washington is no exception to the history of Zionist’s exploitation of world powers starting with Germany up until WWI, slanting towards the Soviets, before docking at the British isle to deliver them Palestine, and then settling in America, the new eminent world power after WWII. 

Obama spoke at the UN of the “special relation” with Israel, a friendship as profound as Congress’ deep bucket, and as enduring as saprophytic organism growing on organic matters. Once done, the Zionists will cough up the US like hyenas discarding the bones of consumed prey.

While celebrating a “remarkable year” by the disappearance of Kaddafi, Ben Ali, M Mubarak and Bin Laden, all of whom with no exceptions, were admired friends of a US administration at one time or another, Obama must be eying the 2112 reelection. Hence, “justice” and “universal rights” in Palestine is expended for another four cozy years in the White House.

In his speech on the Arab Spring, president Obama was sanguine on the march for freedom, while he continues to see the tree, but misses the Arab forest. A forest stained by an occupation denying Palestinians of the very “dignity and freedom” he spoke of at the UN. The Israeli occupation, for the people of the forest, represents dictatorship multiplied by combining totalitarianism and collective subjugation.

The forest was exemplified by the new democracies sweeping the Arab world replacing archaic governing potentates interested in their longevity rather than the well being of their nations. The new view from the forest has been epitomized by unrelenting protests against the Israeli embassy in Cairo by the new free people of Egypt.  

Unlike the past peremptorily era, America must prepare for a new Arab government model mirroring the wishes of their subjects rather than the illusionary egotistic dictators.

Hence, America’s future position in the Arab world will likely be gauged by the level of America’s political independence from Israel. Congress’ addiction on pro Israel Jewish votes and money will only weaken America’s economic interests and benefit new burgeoning world economies. After which, the Zionists will move on to a new world exploit.

The independent state of Palestine will run parallel to America’s political independence from Israel. As such, Zionists’ captive America is inept to playing an impartial role in future constructive peace process in the Middle East.

 *Jamal Kanj writes frequently on Arab World issues and the author of “Children of Catastrophe, Journey from a Palestinian Refugee Camp to America”, Garnet Publishing, UK . Jamal’s articles can be read at www.jamalkanj.com, his email address is jkanj@yahoo.com