For Palestinians, Every Day Is Kristallnacht






“Settlers attack West Bank mosque and burn holy Muslim
books”



was a London Times headline on December 11, 2009.  

These
attacks, together with the demolition of Palestinian
homes, the uprooting of Palestinians` olive groves, the
innumerable checkpoints that prevent Palestinians from
accessing schools, work, and medical care, the Israeli
Wall that denies Palestinians access to the land stolen
from them, and the isolation and blockade of the Gaza
Ghetto, are part of the Israeli government`s policy of
genocide for the Palestinians.  

The Israel Lobby has such power over America that even
former President Jimmy Carter, a good friend of Israel,
is demonized for using the polite term–apartheid–for
the genocide that has occurred over the decades during
which American “Christian” preachers, together with bought-and-paid-for
politicians, justified Israel`s policy of slow genocide
for Palestine.


Israelis who still have a moral conscience–a small part
of the population–endeavor to use moral protests
against the inhumanity of the Israeli government. 
Israelis Jeff Halper and Angela Godfrey-Goldstein lead
the Israeli Committee Against House Demolition 
(ICAHD), a non-violent, direct-action group established
to oppose and resist Israeli demolition of Palestinian
homes in the Occupied Territories. 

Under
international law an occupier by military force is
forbidden to steal the occupied land.  The US,
however, has protected Israel`s violation of
international law for decades by vetoing UN resolutions. 
Israel has been able to steal Palestine from the
Palestinians, because the US government used its power
to prevent Israel from being held accountable under
international law.

In March 2003 American citizen Rachel Corrie stood in
front of an Israeli bulldozer, made by Caterpillar and
sent to destroy a Palestinian home. Her courageous act
of defiance was regarded as an annoyance, and she was
run over and murdered by the Israeli bulldozer operator. 
Israel suffered no consequences for its murder of an
American citizen who had a moral conscience.  

In
the Israeli-controlled American media, we hear endlessly
that Palestinians are terrorists who strap on explosives
in order to kill innocent Israelis and who terrorize
Israeli towns by firing rockets into them. One look at
the maps above is enough to make clear who the real
terrorist is. The success of Israeli propaganda in the
face of totally obvious facts damns the ignorance and
unconcern of the American people.


The Israeli newspaper,
Haaretz, which
also has a moral conscience and is intelligent to boot,



wrote on December 4, 2009

“Every appointee to the American government must endure
a thorough background check by the American Jewish
community.” Haaretz notes that any American that the
President of the United States proposes for an
appointment to his government is subject to the approval
of the Israel Lobby, which can blackball appointees at
will.



Haaretz

gives the example of Charles Freeman, whom President
Obama intended to appoint as head of the National
Intelligence Council.  The Israel Lobby proved,
again, that it was more powerful than a mere American
President and prevented the appointment, citing
Freeman`s “anti-israel leaning.”  In other words, because Freeman was not
an overboard apologist for Israel`s crimes he was
unacceptable to the Israel Lobby. 



Haaretz

reports: “The
next attempt to appoint an intelligence aide, in this
case, former Republican senator Chuck Hagel, also
resulted in vast criticism over his not having a
pro-Israel record.”
  The Israel Lobby has
blocked Hagel`s appointment by President Obama. 
Hagel doesn`t want to start a war with Iran for Israel`s
benefit and was blackballed by Morton A. Klein, the
president of the Zionist Organization of America. 
Hagel, it seems,
“refused to sign a letter calling on then-president George Bush to speak
about Iran`s nuclear program at the G8 summit that
year.” 

Now it is a Jewish daughter of a Holocaust survivor,
Hannah Rosenthal, whose appointment to head the US
Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, an office
that is another indication of America`s puppet state
status, is under attack. Rosenthal was the head of the
Jewish Council for Public Affairs during 2000-2005. Her
black mark came from serving on the advisory board of
the J Street Lobby, a recently-formed American Jewish
organization formed in opposition to AIPAC`s murderous
militarism.  

The
Israel Lobby`s opposition to Hannah Rosenthal shows that
no moral person can survive the Israel Lobby`s
blackball.  

The US, “the world`s only superpower,” has no independent voice in Middle
Eastern affairs.  The real power rests in the hands
of the settler thug, Avigdor Lieberman, Deputy Prime
Minister of Israel and Minister of Foreign Affairs. 
This is the man who controls the Obama government`s
Middle East policy.  Lieberman forced
the “all-powerful
President of the US, Barack Obama,” t
o rescind his
order to Israel to halt the illegal settler settlements
on occupied Palestinian land.  Obama was given the
bird and submitted to his master.

Macho
Americans who prance around as if they owned the world
are nothing but the puppets of Israel.  The US is
not a country.  It is a colony. 

Paul Craig Roberts [email
him
] was Assistant
Secretary of the Treasury during President Reagan`s
first term.  He was Associate Editor of the
Wall
Street Journal.  He has held numerous academic
appointments, including the William E. Simon Chair,
Center for Strategic and International Studies,
Georgetown University, and Senior Research Fellow,
Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He was awarded
the Legion of Honor by French President Francois
Mitterrand. He is the author of


Supply-Side Revolution : An Insider`s Account of
Policymaking in Washington
;
 Alienation
and the Soviet Economy
and

Meltdown: Inside the Soviet Economy
,
and is the co-author
with Lawrence M. Stratton of


The Tyranny of Good Intentions : How Prosecutors and
Bureaucrats Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name
of Justice
. Click

here
for Peter
Brimelow`s
Forbes Magazine interview with Roberts
about the recent epidemic of prosecutorial misconduct.