…by Jonas E. Alexis
We have argued in the past that no sane person or country can live with the Israeli ideology, which is now being smuggled in places like Syria. If you want more proof, then listen to Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman:
“We will maintain total freedom of action [in Syria]. We will not accept any limitation when it comes to the defense of our security interests.”
As Kant would have put it, can this principle be universalized? What if Syria responds by saying that they want “total freedom” in Israel in order to defend their “security interests”? Would the West or any country on this planet accept that principle?
The answer is no. You simply will not be allowed to come into a person’s house and try to implement YOUR rules and ideas and force everyone to abide by them. It just simply isn’t how the sane world operates. Yet Israel has been incessantly carrying out strikes on Syria’s airbase without a single repercussions from the West.
But it gets crazier. Israel doesn’t just want “total freedom” in Syria; if the Syrian government happens to retaliate with Russian air missiles, Israeli officials have said that they will respond! Lieberman has recently said:
“What’s important to us is that the defensive weapons the Russians are giving Syria won’t be used against us. If they’re used against us, we’ll act against them.”
Once again, how can this system work in any rational universe? Does the Syrian government have any right to defend their territory at all? Do they just have to relax and watch terrorist cells destroy their country? Lieberman continued:
“If anyone attacks us, we will retaliate, regardless of S-300, S-700 [sic] or any anything else’s presence there.”
Whether Lieberman likes it or not, he is operating under a Talmudic or Satanic ideology, which essentially cuts off the moral and political order. Lieberman and his brethren have been under this delusion since 1948, when the Zionist movement effectively wiped out and liquidated thousands upon thousands of Palestinians from their land. This liquidation process is still going on. If you think this is farfetched, then take it from the Washington Post:
“Unemployment in Gaza is nearly 50 percent, and 68 percent of those between the ages of 20 and 24 are jobless…The Gaza Strip’s economy has been crippled by a more than decade-long blockade by Israel, which maintains tight controls on trade and movement in and out of the territory, citing security considerations.”
This diabolical enterprise needs to stop. Israel must learn that you can’t play a diabolical game all the time and expect people to love you. If the West is serious about peace in the Middle East, then they need to start putting moral and political limits on the Israeli regime.
The West should no longer fear the label “anti-Semitism” precisely because it is a cheap way to shut down frank dialogue about important issues. If members of a Likud minister by Yuval Steinitz can call Natalie Portman an anti-Semite, then anyone who even remotely criticizes Israel is ipso facto an anti-Semite.
-  “Israeli defense minister claims right of ‘total freedom of action’ in Syrian airspace,” Russia Today, April 17, 2018.
-  “2 Israeli warplanes carried out strikes on Syrian airbase – Russian MoD,” Russia Today, April 10, 2018.
-  “Israeli MoD: If Syria Uses Russian S-300 Systems Against Israel, We’ll Retaliate,” Sputnik, April 24, 2018.
-  Ibid.
-  See Ilan Pappe, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (Oxford: One World, 2006); The Forgotten Palestinians: A History of the Palestinians in Israel (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011); The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories (Oxford: One World, 2017).
-  See Norman Finkelstein, Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2018).
-  Loveday Morris and Hazem Balousha, “Behind bloody Gaza clashes, economic misery and piles of debt,” Washington Post, April 23, 2018.
-  Sue Surkes, “Natalie Portman’s snub ‘borders on anti-Semitism,’ says minister,” Times of Israel, April 22, 2018.