By Ted Belman
Arab News published a Israel and Iran report by a British academic,
During and immediately after the Annapolis meetings to discuss peace, Israel abducted the student president of Beir Zeit University for dissent, launched over 50 attacks on Gaza killing and wounding over 50 Palestinian civilians, police and militia, set in motion a vast building project of 250 new apartments in East Jerusalem, projected permanent Israeli military posts in the West Bank, rejected any time limits or specific goals in their negotiations with the PLO and launched a virulent dismissal of the major US intelligence report (National Intelligence Estimate) on the nonexistence of an Iranian nuclear weapons program.
Israel’s presence at Annapolis had absolutely nothing to do with peace or promises to negotiate in good faith: Their purpose was to deflect attention from their meat-grinder style genocidal policies in Gaza and their relentless drive to savagely dispossess all Palestinians of any territory or semblance of autonomy, literally turning off the lights (energy), gas and water to 1.4 million Palestinians residing in Gaza. Since Sept. 11, 2001 the Israeli state, Zionists inside the US government and the entire leadership of the major American Jewish organizations have been entirely devoted to pushing the US into Middle East wars on behalf of Israel. In the run-up to the Iraq war, Zionists in top strategic decision-making positions in the Pentagon, the Vice President’s Office, the White House and the National Security Council designed and executed war policy, fabricated evidence, wrote presidential speeches, organized press conferences and presidential agendas, purged critics in the military and intelligence agencies and altered intelligence reports to suit their purposes.
Wow. Israel did all that. Maybe Olmert isn’t so bad. And maybe Israel is more influential than we think. He offers this Olmert quote which I hadn’t read before.
“The most important thing (sic) that should be said about Bush is that had I told him that I was opposed to this move (Annapolis meeting), he wouldn’t have embarked on it. I could have blocked the move. Had I been unwilling to cooperate with him, Bush wouldn’t have coerced me… I spoke to the president with unparalleled sharpness about these matters (bombing Iran’s nuclear facilities) and my comments were extremely well received — regarding the freedom (to bomb Iran) we are reserving for ourselves and what we will and won’t do.
— Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in Haaretz on Nov. 29, 2007.
He also coined a new phrase “Zion-Con”. You can imagine what that means. “Zionofascists” is another new phrase you will likely see in the coming months .
Don’t you just love it? No I don’t.