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US and Israel’s Insulting Solution to Restore Calm in Palestine

By Stephen Lendman | The Peoples Voice | November 1st, 2015

During his Senate years, no congressional member was more one-sidedly pro-Israeli than John Kerry. It shows in his current capacity, blaming Palestinian victims for Netanyahu’s high crimes.

It’s hard believing his latest scheme, concocted in cahoots with Israeli officials, their absurd way to restore calm in East Jerusalem – supposedly to show Israel won’t change its holy site status, a smokescreen showing nothing.

The proposed idea calls for installing round-the-clock security cameras on what Arabs call al-Haram al-Sarif, the Noble Sanctuary – what Jews call the Temple Mount. Longtime Israeli collaborator Mahmoud Abbas approved. So did Jordanian King Abdullah, both part of the problem, not the solution.

Israel will maintain full control over recorded footage, revealing or concealing whatever it wishes – easily able to produce fake footage to show what it wants, claiming it’s legitimate.

This scheme fools no one. Over the weekend, Kerry sounded buffoon-like, saying: “I am pleased that Prime Minister Netanyahu has reaffirmed Israel’s commitment to upholding the unchanged status quo of the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif, both in word and in practice.”

He absurdly called installing cameras “a game-changer in discouraging anybody from disturbing the sanctity of this holy site. Netanyahu “reaffirmed” nothing, not now, earlier or ahead. Kerry’s remarks were willful deception.

Netanyahu and Abbas “expressed their strong commitment to ending violence and restoring calm as soon as possible,” he added – code language for wanting Palestinians to continue agreeing to be treated like dogs, leaving the deplorable status quo unchanged, victimizing an entire population, letting Israel continue stomping on it at its discretion.

PA Prime Minister Riyad al-Maliki blasted the camera-installing scheme, saying: “We are falling into the same trap once again. Netanyahu cannot be trusted. Who will monitor the screens of these cameras?”

“Who will record the movements of those worshipers wishing to enter? How will these cameras be employed, and will the recordings later be used to arrest young men and worshipers under the pretext of incitement?”

Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said “(t)his is a despicable attempt by Netanyahu, with American collusion, to entrench the Zionist control of Al-Aqsa Mosque by granting the occupation the right to authorize and prohibit Muslims to pray at Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

He called Kerry’s statement “pathetic” – an attempt “to beautify the Zionist Judaizing project and rescue Netanyahu from the crisis he is in as a result of his racist, extremist policy.”

Maliki failed to explain the issue for Palestinians goes way beyond assuring the sanctity of Islam’s third holiest site. Longstanding occupation harshness is the root cause of justifiable popular anger – led by a new generation of youths, wanting fundamental freedoms everyone deserves.

The only way to stop daily violence and persecution in Palestine is by ending occupation and effectively challenging US imperial lawlessness.

Washington arms and funds Israel’s killing machine. Without its support, real change is possible. With it, longstanding state terrorism persists, Palestinians blamed for Israeli high crimes, on their own with no outside help against a ruthless occupier.

Kerry, Netanyahu, Abbas, and Abdullah changed the subject, ignored the fundamental issue vital to address equitably to change the destructive dynamic on the ground.

Courageous, justifiable Palestinian resistance won’t end until long abused people are free from repressive occupation.

The only solution is revolutionary change, justice for a long-suffering population too intolerable to accept any longer.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks World War III”.

November 1, 2015 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Illegal Occupation, Subjugation - Torture | , , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. “During his Senate years, no congressional member was more one-sidedly pro-Israeli than John Kerry”.
    John Kerry has Jewish ancestory, and is also a member of the “Skull and Crossbones” group.

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    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | November 1, 2015 | Reply

  2. US Sen. John Kerry, former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and General Wesley Clark, who did not discover their Jewish roots until adulthood, whose heritage was intentionally withheld from them by their own family…’ http://thejewishchronicle.net/view/full_story/280716/article-Man-s-discovery-of-his-Jewishness-reflects-national-trend

    Read more: The Jewish Chronicle – Man s discovery of his Jewishness reflects national trend…’

    (CNSNews.com) – Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass), who is President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of State, was the third richest member of Congress in 2011

    But, you can bet that he knew is was the.: ‘John Kerry: The $200 Million ‘Secretary of Stat By Patrick Burke

    Sen. Kerry’s net worth is somewhere between $184,268,546 and $287,685,063. ….’ http://cnsnews.com/news/article/john-kerry-200-million-secretary-state

    And Kerry enlisted during the US war of aggression against Vietnam allegedly revenge the death of his friend, and came back with a couple silverstars as a junior officer. He testified before congress as an anti-war vet in the spring of 1971 (I was there) and he was history teaches us, purely ambitious.

    Furthermore I have been suspicius about the death of Senator John Heinz, the husband of Kerry’s present wife. Their combined wealth: ‘Heinz Kerry’s net worth has been estimated at anywhere from $900 million to $2.3 billion…’ http://www.boston.com/business/news/2015/03/27/what-does-teresa-heinz-kerry-make-from-the-heinz-kraft-merger-not-much/vvUstjpMuJYubMxFHZRuFN/story.html

    Death

    On April 4, 1991, Heinz and six other people, including two children, were killed when a Sun Co. Aviation Department Bell 412 helicopter and a Piper Aerostar with Heinz aboard collided in mid-air above Merion Elementary School in Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania. All aboard both aircraft, as well as two children at the school, were killed.[6] The helicopter had been dispatched to investigate a problem with the landing gear of Heinz’s plane. While moving in for a closer look, the helicopter collided with the plane, causing both aircraft to lose control and crash.[7] The subsequent NTSB investigation attributed the cause of the crash to poor judgment by the pilots of the two aircraft involved.[8][9]
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._John_Heinz_III

    “All is fair in love and war!” Ambition breeds desperant means”

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    Comment by Bill Mitchell | November 1, 2015 | Reply


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