By Sami Jamil Jadallah, Braveheart and Steve Robertson
The small city of Dickinson, Texas lost some three-quarters of its 830 homes during the recent Hurricane Harvey storm. Then, to add insult to injury the residents and business owners of the city were somehow contractually forced to give up their 1st Amendment Rights (Freedom of Speech) and then bow and kiss the ring of the Apartheid State of Israel in order to get basic disaster relief funding.
I can tell you one thing, having lived in Texas for some twenty years my blood was brought to a quick boil by the news of this crock of crap and treasonous act that clearly allowed the monstrous and murderous apartheid state of Israel to point a financial gun at the head of the city and good people of Dickinson.
Yes, it’s true, Texas does have questionable pockets non-sane thinking people like those in a small part of San Antonio who follow and/or support the Evangelical Christian minister John Hagee of Cornerstone Church, a man who has successfully misrepresented the Bible’s teachings and seduced his congregation into drinking the Israeli cool aide of the Jews somehow being designated as “the chosen one’s” and then financially supporting the expulsion of Palestinians and apartheid through his church’s funding of Israeli settlements.
John Hagee is known for having bamboozled his congregation into giving Israel tens of millions of dollars while contributing nothing to his hometown of San Antonio (a good reason to deny his church and/or any other such church who follows in these footsteps, their tax exemption status). However, most people in Texas that I’ve ever known are good and caring Christian people who understand the difference between what’s right and what’s wrong. They’re taught to recognize and stand up to bullies, never buy a pig in the poke and can smell a lie a mile away.
Haaretz and the Jerusalem Post, among others headlines, stated “Texas Town Says: NO Hurricane Relief If You Boycott Israel.”
It was reported that Dickinson, Texas website is accepting applications from individuals and businesses who have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey however applicants are required “to verify”;
- they do not boycott Israel – and –
- will not boycott Israel during the terms of agreement.”
This treasonous nonsense is clearly spelled out in Section 11 of the application mandates.
Bryan Milward, Dickinson’s assistant city manager, referred to a Texas state law passed in May that requires all contractors to certify they are not participating in the boycott of Israel. In fairness to Mr. Milward, he emphasized the city is not performing background checks on the political views of it citizens and he emphasized that he does not expect to reject applications if individuals or companies do not answer or respond to this requirement.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), while not taking legal actions to overturn or challenge the newly passed Texas law, did take issue declaring “We believe that the requirements is widely unconstitutional and we’re urging anybody who is being affected by it, anybody asked to sign the certification, to contact the ACLU of Texas.” This weak, at best, stance and fifty cents, as we would say in Texas, “can get you a lukewarm cup of coffee.”
The Israeli Lobby and its many Fifth Column agents in state legislatures and in Congress have deviously attempted to pass self-serving, rope-a-dope and treasonous laws that strategically link American citizens and/or companies who participate in the Boycott Divestment Sanction (BDS) movement as a fine-able and criminal offense by US law.
Fortunately, such constitutional blasphemy hasn’t crawled far away from the cat and mouse sandbox mentality of Zionist Christians who believe they can dupe Jewish people into settling in the land of Palestine so that when the End of Days occurs and Jesus will come back. Yep, it’s true, adults actually think that when this occurs, it will be a good day for those who convert to Christianity and for those Jewish people who don’t, and it will be a bloodbath.
Laughably, when Jewish people are asked why they would take such soul robbing money from Christians to settle in Palestine, they look you square in the eye and tell you to your face, “We’ll take these fools (the Christians) money all day. This is never going to happen.”
Back in reality, the First Amendment clearly protects both freedoms of speech and of association. Even hate speech is protected without exception. Knowing such, and of the personal vulnerabilities of aspiring and long-standing politicians, special agents have been known to infiltrate these voting circles and use campaign contributions and/or a variety of blackmail techniques to bias votes so as to insure that Israel is given the ONLY exception by First Amendment rights. As a result, many states are passing provisions that make it impossible for any group, organization or business that does business within their state or locality to participate in the boycott against Israel.
“The First Amendment protects Americans right to boycott, the government cannot condition hurricane relieve or any other public benefit on a commitment to refrain from protected political expression” and boycotting Israel is an absolute right protected under the First Amendment. – Texas ACLU legal director
The proponents and supporters of Israel argue: “that refusing to do business with a country is not protected speech”, claiming that laws directed against the BDS movement are no different from laws that prevent Americans from doing business with countries like Iran, Cuba or Sudan. This nonsensical logic, easily spoon feed to those of drooling intellect, denies the rights of good citizens to refuse doing business with the apartheid state of Israel.
History has proven that when Americans of good heart and conscious chose to boycott the apartheid government of South Africa our US government, at no time, forced American citizens to do business with this country. This heroic action of the heart and a most basic stand for human rights brought apartheid to an end. As a result, humanity was gifted to witness a new freedom, and with it, the election of Nelson Mandela. Once again, and to date, the only unconstitutional exception to the First Amendment rights is to Israel.
As we say in Texas, “It’s obvious even to the casual observer” that Israel is taking over our country, church by church, city by city, state by state, law by law, and legislator by legislator through any and all means of insidious infiltration and obfuscation imagined. Under our First Amendment rights, we are ensured the freedom of which we choose to associate with, or not.
If the people of our country remain asleep (as they presently are) and take no action or stand of integrity within the framework of our US constitution, then we will likely find our country fighting another proxy war for Israel. Beyond this next potential development the majority of American Christian gentiles, dis-affectionately referred to by the “invader chosen ones” as “goyim,” a term meaning “cattle”, might soon wake up to learn that they themselves are now living in an Apartheid state, one that is ruled Israel.
In this stranger than fiction account from a recent July 19, 2017 New York Magazine article by Eric Levitz entitled “43 Senators Want to Make It a Federal Crime to Boycott Israeli Settlements” it discloses that: “The state of Israel maintains a military occupation of territories that were assigned to Palestinians by international law.
Palestinian residents of the occupied West Bank are subjected to the discriminatory rule of a foreign army, while their Israeli neighbors enjoy the full rights of citizenship — a situation that many former Israeli officials have likened to South African apartheid.
The United Nations has repeatedly held that Israel’s maintenance — and expansion — of settlements in the occupied West Bank constitutes a violation of international law. Nevertheless, the occupation persists, as it has for half a century. At present, there is no discernible, diplomatic path for bringing it to an end.”
In truth, the BDS movement arose as a last ditch effort to address Israel’s continual thumping of its nose to international law and various UN resolutions that have addressed four major issues:
- Israel’s illegal military occupation of Palestinian territories.
- Israel’s continued expansion settlements that are now home to more than 600,000 illegal Israeli settlers.
- Israel’s annexation of East Jerusalem, the historical and lawful capital of Palestine. 4) Palestinian’s Right of Return.
Regarding the fourth item, the Palestinian Right of Return, there are some 5 million Palestinians that have been permanently displaced from their homes and forced to escape and live in refugee camps that are based in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Gaza. These refugees have never been allowed to return to their homes and the UN, through its formation of the Palestinian Refugee program UNRWA, maintains a sum of $1.4 billion annual budget to provide for basic food, clothing, shelter, medical treatment, education and more for this long-standing refugee program.
Therefore, the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement emerged to exert worldwide economic and cultural pressure on the state of Israel because of its’ 50 year occupation and Apartheid oppression of Palestine. The result of the BDS movement has been to bring light to these gross humanitarian violations and the various products and agricultural produce that originate from Israel.
Thus, consumers are informed and empowered to use their good conscience and purchasing power to vote for a better world through how they spend. From a cultural perspective the BDS movement has encouraged many high-profile musicians like that of Roger Waters of Pink Floyd and world-class thinkers like that of physicist Stephen Hawking to boycott events they’ve been invited to attend within Israel.
The success logically sought by the BDS movement, found both in its’ reasoning and hoped for results stem from the historical precedence of the actions taken by the newly formed United Nations (UN) in 1946. At this time the UN began taking actions to eliminate the South African system of legalized racial discrimination from which was defined and known by the term “apartheid”.
To place a historical bearing on the colossal undertaking that occurred to finally overturn South Africa’s Apartheid, that ultimately resulted in the country’s first democratic election of the once imprisoned Nelson Mandela as President on October 3, 1994, this article gratefully acknowledges the following research of Enuga S. Reddy, Former UN Assistant Secretary-General, Principal Secretary, UN Special Committee Against Apartheid and Director, UN Centre Against Apartheid:
“On 22 June 1946 the Indian government requested that the discriminatory treatment of Indians in the Union of South Africa be included on the agenda of the very first session of the General Assembly.
In the decades that followed the world body would contribute to the global struggle against apartheid by drawing world attention to the inhumanity of the system, legitimizing popular resistance, promoting anti-apartheid actions by governmental and non-governmental organizations, instituting an arms embargo, and supporting an oil embargo and boycotts of apartheid in many fields.
Key dates in the UN campaign against apartheid:
- 2 December 1950 — The General Assembly declared, “a policy of ‘racial segregation’ (apartheid) is necessarily based on doctrines of racial discrimination”. (Resolution 395(V))
- 1 April 1960 — The Security Council, in its first action on South Africa, adopted Resolution 134 deploring the policies and actions of the South African government in the wake of the killing of 69 peaceful African protesters in Sharpeville by the police on 21 March. The Council called upon the government to abandon its policies of apartheid and racial discrimination.
- 2 April 1963 — First meeting of the Special Committee on the Policies of Apartheid of the Government of the Republic of South Africa, It was later renamed the “Special Committee against Apartheid”.
- 7 August 1963 — The Security Council adopted Resolution 181 calling upon all States to cease the sale and shipment of arms, ammunition and military vehicles to South Africa. The arms embargo was made mandatory on 4 November 1977.
- 13 November 1963 — The General Assembly, in Resolution 1899 (XVIII) on the question of Namibia, urged all States to refrain from supplying petroleum to South Africa. It was the first of many efforts by the UN to enact effective oil sanctions against apartheid.
- 23 August-4 September 1966 — International Seminar on Apartheid, Brasilia, organized by the UN Division of Human Rights, the Special Committee against Apartheid and the government of Brazil – the first of scores of conferences and seminars on apartheid organized or co-sponsored by the United Nations.
- 2 December 1968 — The General Assembly requested all States and organizations “to suspend cultural, educational, sporting and other exchanges with the racist regime and with organizations or institutions in South Africa which practice apartheid.
- 30 November 1973 — International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid approved by the General Assembly (Resolution 3068(XXVIII)). The convention came into force on 18 July 1976.
- 12 November 1974 — The General Assembly suspended South Africa from participating in its work, due to international opposition to the policy of apartheid. South Africa was re-admitted to the UN in 1994 following its transition into a democracy.
- 1 January 1976 — The UN Centre Against Apartheid was established.
- 17 August 1984 — In Resolution 554 the Security Council declared null and void the new racist constitution of South Africa.
- 16-20 June 1986 — World Conference on Sanctions against Racist South Africa organized by the United Nations in cooperation with the OAU and the Movement of Non-aligned Countries.
- 14 December 1989 — The General Assembly adopted by consensus the “Declaration on Apartheid and its Destructive Consequences in Southern Africa,” calling for negotiations to end apartheid and establish a non-racial democracy (Resolution A/RES/S-16/1).
- 22 June 1990 — Nelson Mandela addressed the Special Committee against Apartheid in New York — his first appearance before the Organization.
- 30 July 1992 — With political violence escalating and negotiations at risk, Nelson Mandela requested the United Nations to send observers to South Africa. On the following day the Secretary-General announced that he would send a small group of UN monitors. The Security Council established the United Nations Observer Mission in South Africa on 17 August 1992.
- 8 October 1993 — The General Assembly requested States to restore economic relations with South Africa immediately, and terminate the oil embargo when the Transitional Executive Council in South Africa became operational (Resolution 48/1).
- 10 May 1994 — South Africa’s first democratically elected non-racial government took office following the general elections of 26-29 April.
- 23 June 1994 — The General Assembly approved the credentials of the South African delegation and removed the item of apartheid from its agenda. The Security Council removed the question of South Africa from its agenda on 27 June.
- 3 October 1994 — The first democratically elected president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, addresses the General Assembly.”
Presently and by an unlikely coincidence, there are 43 Senators (29 Republicans and 14 Democrats) within the 115th US Congress (all of whom are US citizens and also dual citizens of Israel) who are attempting to pass legislative bill S.720, the Israeli Anti-Boycott Act.
This bill, spearheaded by one of Capitol Hill’s most powerful lobbying groups, The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), seeks to criminalize and threaten the very foundation of our US Constitution’s 1st Amendment rights of Freedom of Speech. For the record the two primary sponsors of the bill are Democrat Ben Cardin of Maryland and Republican Rob Portman of Ohio.
Shockingly and according to the proposed bill S.720, anyone found guilty of violating the prohibitions of the Israeli Anti-Boycott Act will face a minimum civil penalty of $250,000 and a maximum criminal penalty of $1 million and face 20 years in prison. If passed, this bill serves as falling ax above the head of any person of good conscious who seeks to exert their support of basic human rights from a Gandhi-like and Nelson Mandela perspective.
Should the public allow Congress and AIPAC to ever pass such a bill then Israel will have clearly and successfully broken the will and the back of our America’s people, its’ Congress and our US Constitution. If this ever occurs, it will clearly open the door to have foreign country control the US legislative process and make Israel, rather than America, great again.
At present, a great deal is at stake for the people of America and US our constitution. For some perplexing reason the US and the world have allowed themselves to be knowingly and/or unknowingly bullied by this “New World Order Cabal” and the small country of Israel which seems to be at the helm of worldwide banking cartels.
The long list of American Presidents and politicians who have heroically addressed and confronted the historical agenda of this Cabal is perhaps best summarized by America’s 4th President, James Madison (1751-1836) in his quote: “History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and it’s issuance.”
Could it be that the US, UN and other countries invisibly bend to the herculean financial leverage that is exercised by the Zionist Cabal and the NWO, whom may find both a safe haven and headquarters in Israel?
Importantly, there are two great questions:
- Will our world and humanity allow a few manically insane people to control the many for their personal agendas of power, greed and the extermination of all personal freedoms?
- Do we have the wisdom, courage and inner power to collectively proclaim, “Not on my Shift” and act from the realized truth that “Love Wins.”?
Sami, a Palestinian-American and a US Army Veteran (66-68), recipient of the “soldier of the month award and leadership award from the 6th Army NCO Academy, is an international legal and business consultant with over 40 years of international experience, in construction, hospitality services, conservation and defense, in the Middle East, Europe and North Africa. Sami is a holder of BA, MPA in Public and Environmental Affairs, Jurist Doctor from Indiana University. While at IU he was elected class president, student government president and chairman of the Indiana Students Association,
Active in peace movement as a co-author of the pre-amble for the One State for All of its people and voluntary service program SalamNation. A frequent contributor on national and international affairs. He resides in the United States.