…by Jonas E. Alexis
You simply cannot make this stuff up. If the people who are pushing the Russia-gate ideology is right, then Netanyahu has hacked California. My dear friend and colleague Mark Dankof has recently sent me a Twitter post by Netanyahu which read:
“Today I met with Senator @KamalaHarris of California. We discussed the potential for deepening cooperation in water management, agriculture, cyber security, and more. I expressed my deep appreciation for America’s commitment to Israel’s security.”
Let’s do some thought experiment here. Let us suppose that Vladimir Putin or Sergei Lavrov or any Russian official has tweeted something like that. Wouldn’t it be all over the Washington Post, CNN, the New York Times, National Review, the Weekly Standard, Commentary, and other Zionist/Neoconservative outlets? Wouldn’t they hastily put a headline saying that Russia is attempting to hack the United States?
So who gave Netanyahu the right to do that which is obviously illegal? Last July, Kamala Harris tweeted that “Americans deserve to know what happened with Russia.” The junior United States Senator continued to say:
“I’m not going to stop asking the questions. I just want to get to the truth of what happened. We should know what happened, and there should be the appropriate consequence and accountability for what happened.”
Ms. Harris, don’t Americans deserve to know why you are selling the United States to a foreign potentate? Should we stop asking questions about your meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu, the man who doesn’t want to stop drinking the blood of Palestinian men, women and children? What should we do as Americans if a US official allows a foreign potentate to subvert the country—or a state? Shouldn’t you be held accountable as well?
Harris will never be able to answer those questions because she is living in a wicked system which does not allow her to think and construct a coherent argument. She has to apply double standards because she got that virus from the Israeli regime. In fact, Harris has recently delivered a speech at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual conference during which she declared that there needs to be a strong tie between the United States and Israel. Harris said last year:
“Let me be clear about what I believe. I stand with Israel because of our shared values which are so fundamental to the founding of both our nations. I believe the bonds between the United States and Israel are unbreakable, and we can never let anyone drive a wedge between us.
“And I believe Israel should never be a partisan issue, and as long as I’m a United States senator, I will do everything in my power to ensure broad and bipartisan support for Israel’s security and right to self-defense.”
What about the poor Palestinians, Ms. Harris? Do they have the right to self-defense? What if your home, your children, your neighbor, and country have been literally obliterated by a racist and terrorist state? Do you have a moral right to fight back? Perhaps it is pertinent to bring in Israeli and Zionist historian Benny Morris in our political equation here. Morris declared:
“A Jewish state would not have come into being without the uprooting of 700,000 Palestinians. Therefore it was necessary to uproot them. There was no choice but to expel that population. It was necessary to cleanse the hinterland and cleanse the border areas and cleanse the main roads. It was necessary to cleanse the villages from which our convoys and our settlements were fired on.”
Will Harris address that specific issue for us? Doesn’t she know that this liquidation process is still going on under a different name (the so-called Israeli settlements)? Does she mean to tell us that wiping the Palestinians off the map isn’t as bad or wicked as “anti-Semitic” slur? Harris declared last year:
“No one should have to worry about their children’s safety when they drop them off at the JCC. No one should have to be afraid to put a menorah on their front window or on their front lawn. And no one should ever have to fear that the grave of a loved one might be desecrated because of their faith.”
No one should have to worry about their children being raped by Israeli soldiers either. That is exactly what happened in 1948. You see, Harris cannot address those issues because she is essentially working for Israel and AIPAC. Even the Jewish Daily Forward has recently said that AIPAC “should register as a foreign agent.” The Jewish journal declared:
“But it’s AIPAC that is the registered lobby on Capitol Hill, and it is AIPAC whose clout on matters relating to Israel exceeds the clout of the National Rifle Association on matters related to guns; while the NRA’s sway is almost entirely over Republicans, AIPAC has historically drawn its support from both parties. Is there any place but AIPAC that not only gets Mike Pence, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi in the same room, but also gets to hear them in near total agreement?”
Listen to the Jewish Daily Forward very carefully here:
“But there’s something strange, too, about AIPAC. Consider Vice President Mike Pence’s remarks at last year’s conference: ‘Every freedom-loving American stands with Israel — because her cause is our cause, her values are our values and her fight is our fight.’
“How can America’s representatives declare that any other country’s fight — even one as close to us as Israel is — is our fight, its cause our cause, its values our values?
“It’s precisely this kind of over-identification that George Washington warned against in his 1796 farewell address. ‘A passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils,’ Washington said. ‘Sympathy for the favorite nation, facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest in cases where no real common interest exists… betrays the former into a participation in the quarrels and wars of the latter without adequate inducement or justification.’
“To protect against this kind of passionate attachment, the United States has laws in place that forbid foreign governments from wielding certain kinds of influence or lobbying.”
M.J. Rosenberg, the author of those words, “worked at AIPAC from 1974 to1976 and from 1982 to 1986.”
The Israeli regime has been given unlimited access to America for years, and this has caused nothing but misery for Americans and much of the world. If Kamala Harris is sad that Russia allegedly “hacked” the election, then she needs to tell us all why she is buddying up with the mad man in Tel Aviv. If she cannot explain this phenomenon, then perhaps she needs to find another job and stay away from politics.
-  Jonathan Capehart, ‘We need to get this done’: Kamala Harris gets tough on Russia probe (and ignores the mansplainers),” Washington Post, July 25, 2017.
-  For a recent study, see Norman Finkelstein, Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2018).
-  Zaid Jilani, “As democrats shift left on Palestine, 2020 contender Kamal Harris gives off-the-record address to AIPAC,” The Intercept, March 7, 2018.
-  “Survival of the Fittest? an Interview with Benny Morris,” Counterpunch, January 9, 2004.
-  “California senator to introduce resolution condemning anti-Semitic attacks,” Times of Israel, March 8, 2017.
-  See Benny Morris, The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004); Ilan Pappe, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (Oxford: OneWorld, 2006).
-  M. J. Rosenberg, “It’s Time For AIPAC To Register As A Foreign Agent,” Forward, March 2, 2018.
-  Ibid.