New York Times: Israel “is provoking the next war”


The New York Times nailed it.

…by Jonas E. Alexis


The New York Times, a thoroughly Zionist outlet, has finally said something truthful about Israel. The Times has stated on March 28th that:

“Israel — not Hezbollah in Lebanon, nor Hamas in Gaza, nor the government of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria — is provoking the next war. Counterintuitive though it may be to Israeli and most Western minds, Israel, not its militant Islamist or brutal Syrian enemies, is the aggressor in these border wars.”[1]

The Times has more interesting things to say: “Israel is continually attacking Syria, at times killing Syrians and Hezbollah members even though they’re not attacking Israel. They don’t dare bomb Israeli weapons depots or go after Israeli military figures; Israel is far too strong for that.”[2]

Well, we have been saying this for quite a long time. Israel provoked the war in Iraq, the war in Afghanistan,[3] the war in Libya, the war in Syria, and even the war on the civilian population in Gaza.[4]

Israel is the provocateur par excellence in the Middle East, and they have countless agents and think tanks in much of the West. The American Enterprise Institute and the Project for the New American Century are classic examples.

The Israeli regime passed their diabolical message to those think tanks and agents in America and elsewhere, and they in turn perpetuate lies and fabrications in the media. And these people don’t care about who lives or dies in the Middle East or America.

This is not speculation. As retired United States Marine Corps general and a former Commander in Chief of the United States Central Command Anthony Zinni put it then: “The Neocons didn’t really give a shit what happened in Iraq and the aftermath.”[5] Zinni also suggested that the Neocons welcomed a chaotic Iraq because that would create a distraction in the Middle East.[6]

George W. Bush himself was somewhat surprised to realize that the Neocons are in bed with the Israelis. Bush once asked his father to define Neoconservatism.

“‘What’s a Neocon?’ ‘Do you want names, or a description?’ answered [the elder Bush]. ‘Description.’ ‘Well,’ said the former president of the United States, ‘I’ll give it to you in one word: Israel.’”[7]

Scholars such as Halper and Clarke note the same thing, arguing that for the neocons, there is “a keen interest in the affairs of Israel”[8] and Ginsberg confirms that a central focus of the Neoconservatives is “their attachment to Israel.”[9]

Here terms such as “republican” and “democrat” are made meaningless because both are used equally to further the Neoconservative agenda. For example, Jewish mogul George Soros used his money to campaign against George W. Bush’s run for president.

Yet Soros later paid at least $150,000 “for lobbying work” to Randy Scheunemann, a Jewish neocon who was John Mc-Cain’s foreign policy adviser and later Sarah Palin’s aide.[10] (And Scheunemann did not disappoint, because he has done major underground based on Jewish interests rather than American interests.[11]) In a nutshell, Neoconservativism seeks to redefine America in its own image.

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Murray Friedman writes that the Neocons “clearly differed from traditional conservatives like Friedrich von Hayek and Russell Kirk. The latter looked back nostalgically to a pastoral America of small towns and tight communities; the former, on the other hand, felt at home in the modern industrial world.”[12]

So, it is not far-fetched to posit that Israel is a rogue state. Israel is even siding with another terrorist state (Saudi Arabia) in order to destroy another country called Yemen. As Jim W. Dean reported back in 2015:

“Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had issued direct orders for the Israeli air force to send fighter jets to the Saudi-led air raid on Yemen.”

The Israelis ended up fighting the so-called rebels in Yemen, but the Israeli regime created the rebels and even supported them back in the 1960s. “During Yemen’s 1962-1970 civil war,” we are told, “the Jewish state airlifted a steady supply of money and arms to the ruling monarchy.”[13]

In summary, the New York Times is slowly but surely catching up with what we have been saying for years. They even stated that “Hezbollah and Syria are well and truly deterred, and if Israel were to simply let them be, they would have to be crazy to strike first.”[14]

The Times should have followed this idea to its logical conclusion. If Israel continues to target Hezbollah and Syria without serious or moral justification, isn’t it right to say that Israel is a troublemaker?

[1] Larry Derfner, “Israel’s Next War Is Always ‘Inevitable,’” NY Times, March 28, 2017.

[2] Ibid.

[3] See for example John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy (New York: Farrar & Straus, 2007).

[4] See Henry Siegman, “Israel Provoked This War,” Politico, July 22, 2014.

[5] Quoted in Andrew Cockburn, Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy (New York: Scribner, 2007), 186.

[6] Ibid.

[7] Ibid., 219.

[8] Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke, America Alone: The Neo-Conservatives and the Global Order (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), 58.

[9] Benjamin Ginsberg, The Fatal Embrace: Jews and the State (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993), 231.

[10] Justin Elliott, “Top Palin Aide is on Soros’ Payroll,” Salon, November 12, 2010.

[11] See Ron Kampea, “ Who Advises McCain and Obama?” Jewish Journal, Oct. 28, 2008.

[12] Murray Friedman, The Neoconservative Revolution: Jewish Intellectuals and the Shaping of Public Policy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005), 121.

[13] Oren Kessler, “When Israel Helped Yemen’s Shiites,” Politico, April 21, 2015.

[14] Ibid.



  1. The NYTs finally says something that is obvious to most Americans save Trump: Israel is provoking war-again! We are definitely headed towards a major war mostly because Trump cannot recognize fake news, when it is even handed to him on a silver platter ie: ‘Assad is killing his own people again with chemical weapons’. Too bad for America, we have an idiot for a President.

  2. Larry is scared about the prospective H-device falling in New York, demolishing NY Times and loosing his job, so would be the Sulzberger heirs. Let’s hope the NYT started a chain reaction from East to West, North to South, to change the American irresponsible warmongering minds. Perhaps, if nothing from Adelson, Saban or ADL happens in between, under continuous pounding there might be some flourishing of judiciousness. Then, remains the Pentagon brass with a carrier made in the bully stance that hardly cares about the fate of own US population, much less of any other people. Israel lifeline is warfare in preference, annihilating civilians, particularly kids, women and elder ones. with somebody elses blood.and revenues Let’s see if Donald has read the article and understood the meaning of it. Alexis. a finest article.

  3. “Israel — not Hezbollah in Lebanon, nor Hamas in Gaza, nor the government of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria — is provoking the next war. Counterintuitive though it may be to Israeli and most Western minds, Israel, not its militant Islamist or brutal Syrian enemies, is the aggressor in these border wars.”[1]

    Truth in the NYT? What is going on here? It’s about time, but, better late than never. With a name like Larry Derfner, it seems he won’t have to worry about being mobbed with libellous accusations of what is erroneously referred to as ‘anti-semitism’. Thanks for sharing this, Jonas and Good job Larry.

  4. Inviting the US to war is as easy as throwing a split catfish in front of the mouth of an aligator. Such Pentagon wanton wartorn haunty whores are really the simplest task which any Likudnik can master.

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