Jonas E. Alexis graduated from Avon Park High School, studied mathematics and philosophy as an undergraduate at Palm Beach Atlantic University, and has a master's degree in education from Grand Canyon University.

Some of his main interests include the history of Christianity, U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book ,Christianity & Rabbinic Judaism: A History of Conflict Between Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism from the first Century to the Twenty-first Century.

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U.S. Ambassador to Israel: Stop Screwing Things Up in the West Bank

We have been saying that Israel has played double standards in the moral and political firmament from time immemorial. We welcome U.S. ambassador Daniel B. Shapiro's statement.

"Why do those guys keep screwing things up? We give them billions upon billions of dollars every year and then they are making us look bad? Well, I've got bad news for them."

“Why do those gangsters in Israel keep screwing things up? We give them billions upon billions of dollars every year and then they are making us look bad? Well, I’ve got bad news for them.”

…by Jonas E. Alexis

 

U.S. ambassador Daniel B. Shapiro, who happens to be Jewish, is trying to be bad to the bone. He went to Israel last Monday just to tell the regime to get with the moral program.

“Too much Israeli vigilantism in the West Bank goes on unchecked,” he said.[1] Benjamin Netanyahu was obviously squealing when he heard the bad news. Shapiro wasn’t finished. He moved on to drop the political bomb on the Israeli soil:

“There is a lack of thorough investigations. . . At times, it seems Israel has two standards of adherence to rule of law in the West Bank — one for Jews and one for Palestinians.”[2]

The Washington Post declares:

“Shapiro’s comments would strike many as a statement of fact: Palestinians in the West Bank live under military occupation, face Israeli military tribunals and can be held for months, even years, without charges; the Jewish settlers in the territory, however, are subject to Israeli civilian courts.”[3]

Of course, the mad man in Tel Aviv has gone berserk and declared that Shapiro’s statement is “unacceptable and wrong.”[4]

We can ignore Netanyahu here, for he still believes that owns the entire universe and that no one can tell him that he has to abide by the rule of law and practical reason.

But we should welcome Mr. Shapiro to the rational world. We have been saying that Israel has played double standards in the moral and political firmament from time immemorial. In fact, the historical record shows that Israel has been treading on double standards with respect to the Iran nuclear deal.[5]

Moreover, Israel is a land where vicious racism is actually legal. Segregated schools and segregated buses in Israel have been going on since 1967,[6] and not a single Jewish organization in America complains about these issues.

But how do these Jewish organizations operate in America? They completely turned the public school system and indeed much of the culture into a mess of pottage during the 1960s.[7] Over time, “Intellectuals such as David Riesman and Daniel Bell replaced religious leaders as ‘the most authoritative public moralists’ for the nation.”[8]

One of the key figures during that time was none other than Leo Pfeffer, “the son of an immigrant Orthodox rabbi,” who, at the age of 15, “was deeply troubled by the daily Bible reading by Miss Knox, ‘probably a Protestant lady.’”[9] It was Pfeffer who hubristically declared in 1976 that the triumph of secularism was indeed good for the Jews.[10]

Jewish organizations, Jewish scholar Murray Friedman writes, “have successfully challenged Bible reading in the public schools and any form of state aid to parochial schools.”[11]

So, we are living in a world in which the Israeli regime and organized Jewry want to impose a standard on everyone and then a completely different standard on themselves. One needn’t be an intellectual to realize that something weird is going on here.

Even flaming Zionist Thomas Friedman of the New York Times writes that fifty-five segregated buses were in operation in Israel in 2009. He also reaffirmed the fact that the Israel Lobby largely dominates foreign policy in America.[12]

"This woman is really saying crazy things, but I can't say that out loud because people are going to call me an anti-Semite. I'll be damned."

“This woman is really saying crazy things, but I can’t say that out loud because people are going to call me an anti-Semite. I’ll be damned. Well, there is always a way out. I mean, there is nothing wrong with being a political prostitute.”

This double standard has been witnessed by many. For example, hen Condoleezza Rice met former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, Livni told her that Israel could not accept “a large number of Palestinian refugees to fulfill the Arab insistence of ‘right of return,’ as embodied in UN Resolution 194.” Why?

According to Rice, Livni admitted that Israel’s Jewishness—or “racial” purity for a better term—would be placed in danger. Listen to Rice very carefully here:

“I must admit that though I understood the argument intellectually, it struck me as a harsh defense of the ethnic purity of the Israeli state when Tzipi said it. It was one of those conversations that shocked my sensibilities as an American…there were Arab citizens of Israel. Where did they fit in? I took a deep breath and tried to understand, and slowly I came to see what she meant.”[13]

Rice tried to rationalize Livni’s admission by saying that “

for most Israelis, their country’s birth had been the fulfillment of a long historical and religious journey to reestablish ‘the Jewish state.’ The right of return for Palestinians was inconsistent with the conclusion of that thousands-year-old process.

“Despite the dissonance that it stirred in me, I suggested that the President include the line that made it clear that Palestinian refugees would be expected to live in Palestine. That would allow the democratic state of Israel to be ‘Jewish.’”[14]

What we are seeing here is the influence of a powerful ideology over truth, reason, and conscience. Practical reason was telling Rice that Livni’s ideology was morally repugnant and intellectually worthless, but Livni’s ideology won because Rice chose a wicked ideology over truth.

The only way that Rice could rationalize the issue was because it was Israel. If any other country declared the same thing, Rice would have argued that it was a violation of human rights. So, was Rice a Zionist whore and a political prostitute?

You bet.


[1] Quoted in Danika Fears, “US ambassador blasts Israel on West Bank settlements,” NY Post, January 19, 2016.

[2] Ibid.

[3] William Booth, “U.S. ambassador’s comments ignite diplomatic row with Israel,” Washington Post, January 19, 2016.

[4] Ibid.

[5] See for example Trita Parsi, Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007); A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012).

[6] See Illan Pappe, The Forgotten Palestinians: A History of the Palestinians in Israel (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011), chapter 3.

[7] For an introductory study on this, see Murray Friedman, The Neoconservative Revolution: Jewish Intellectuals and the Shaping of Public Policy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007); see also E. Michael Jones, “Ethnic Cleansing, Philadelphia-Style,” Culture Wars, November 1997; “The Apology In Context: Fifty Years of Catholic-Jewish Kulturkampf,” Culture Wars, May 2000; “Rabbi Dresner’s Dilemma: Torah v. Ethnos,” Culture Wars, May 2003.

[8] Friedman, The Neoconservative Revolution, 13.

[9] Ibid., 14.

[10] See E. Michael Jones, The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit and Its Impact on World History (South Bend: Fidelity Press, 2008), 1000-1001.

[11] Friedman, The Neoconservative Revolution, 43.

[12] Thomas L. Friedman, “Newt, Mitt, Bibi and Vladimir,” NY Times, Dec. 13, 2011.

[13] Condoleezza Rice, No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington (New York: Crown, 2011), 182.

[14] Ibid., 282.

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3 Responses to "U.S. Ambassador to Israel: Stop Screwing Things Up in the West Bank"

  1. davor  January 20, 2016 at 7:40 am

    I apologize for breaking the news for the Zionists of present day, but the window of “territory grab” opportunity has seized some few centuries ago. I guess that this historical struggle for the territory must be a very embarrassing thing for revival of the Zionist Jews of the Enlightenment period when there was an entire western europe territory expansion frenzy. If Zionism was deeply globally engaged then, today they could have had something like both Nebraska and present-day Israel. I bet those bountiful old Venetian yeshivas are being cursed today by Zionists for not sailing together with Columbus. The territory grab had spotted and struck them unprepared back in those glory days of colonialism. So is it possible that today the Israelites are forced to live in the revived Enlightenment period that their north-atlantic “allies” have gone through 300 years ago? Wake up Israel, there are more than 180 countries like yourselves out there that are contained, forced and obliged by the “international community” on the daily basis. And in those 180 are all Arab ones for sure. If Arabs as your first neighbors are not your allies you cannot endure, it is lunacy and impossible, not many countries like your merry British sponsors have the geographical privileges of being an island. Maybe Moses didn’t really study geography that well, he certainly may have cut through the La Manche instead of Red Sea.

  2. wjabbe  January 20, 2016 at 6:15 am

    Hypocrisy in our institutions, especially the cesspool called the Academy, where all letter heads state the meaningless words “equal opportunity employer” is rampant. For example, once upon a time a physics professor at a top university, Princeton I believe, sought to find a job for one of his graduate students. This arrogant professor found out about a school across the country, I believe in Oregon, who had just made an offer to a young physicist. He then called that school and sought to use his hegemony to secretly have that offer revoked and his student hired instead. Another example is in Georgia where a few years ago, they went through the motions of a “national search” for a new Chancellor of the University System of Georgia, but after wasting about $100,000 of public tax money on this sham search, they “discovered” the most “qualified” person in the nation to hold this plum soft $500,000 per year job was already one of their local friends and cronies who likely never had a job or even travelled outside of his provincial home town in his life. Ditto for the recently appointed UGA president who makes, but does not deserve about $1 million a year. These despicable whores could care less about fair treatment of anyone; all they care about is trading favors with friends and cronies in secret. There is no practical way to enforce these nice sounding but meaningless hot air laws. The Good Old Boy System is alive and well in America Today.

    • wjabbe  January 20, 2016 at 6:25 am

      There is another cesspool of the Academy called Florida Atlantic University. It has about 1000 so called professors most with the highest research degree Ph.D. But when one of them a tenured associate professor of Speech Communications did the job he was hired to do, and criticized corruption in the corrupt newspapers and media of America today for their criminal aiding and abetting of the many crimes of government in the massive Sandy Hook Hoax on America, while the other 999 members of the faculty of FAU clam up and suddenly lose their voices in support of him like the cowards slapped by General Patton In WWII, who gets fired? Why professor James Tracy of course while the other 999 gutless cowards get to keep their jobs. Isn’t it too bad General Patton is no longer alive to walk by each of these worthless professors and publicly admonish these “yellow bellies” with a slap on each of their faces too, and return them to the front lines of battle or shoot them with one of his pearl handled pistols?

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