Geopolitical Subservience and Personal Opportunism: Mike Pompeo’s Visit to Israel

22 Nov

[Prefatory Note: Posted below is a greatly modified interview on the entirely inappropriate and distasteful visit of the U.S. Secretary of State to Israel for three days. It was distasteful and regressive to a degree that defied normal levels of its criticism. I would call particular attention to its boastful endorsement of Israel’s cruel and unlawful behavior during the Trump presidency, which was harmful to the Palestinian struggle for basic rights and to Palestinian victimization resulting from the Israeli apartheid regime that has been imposed on the Palestinian people as a whole. The interview questions were submitted by the Brazilian journalist Rodrigo Craveiro on behalf of Correio Brazilence on Nov. 20, 2020. I also highly recommend an article by Rima Najjar, “Bashing and Thrashing: Trump’s So-Called Legacy in Palestine,” Nov. 20, 2020.]

Geopolitical Subservience and Personal Opportunism: Mike Pompeo’s Visit to Israel

For me the entire event was a grotesque occasion of national embarrassment from start to finish. Even the most dimwitted imperialist would know better than to declare Pompeo’s subservience to Israel in these scary words: “Israel is everything we want the entire Middle East to look like going forward.” 

It is impossible not to take note of the cruel absurdity of Pompeo’s visit to Israel, further ingratiating himself to his Israeli minders by celebrating the lawlessness of the Trump diplomacy of the last four years. It was far more plausible to imagine Netanyahu visiting Washington to bid farewell to his benefactor in the White House, with a side trip to one of Sheldon Adelson’s Vegas casinos. An Israeli expression of gratitude to Trump for a level of U.S. Government diplomatic support that went well beyond the pro-Israeli partisanship of prior American leaders would have been annoying but quite understandable. But why would Pompeo want to call attention to such unseemly exploits after enduring a political humiliation at home by a display of homage to the worst excesses of an outlaw foreign country. If given the unsavory task of casting a TV series on theme of ‘geopolitical buffoonery’ I would look no further than Mike Pompeo for a role model! Even Saturday Night Live would be stymied if they attempted to satirize such obtuse political behavior. Is it any wonder that the only support that Israel could find to oppose the recent 2020 annual General Assembly Resolution affirming the Palestinian right of self-determination and independent sovereign statehood were such pillars of international order as Micronesia, Marshall Islands, and Nauru in the 163-5 vote.    


1– How do you assess the symbolism of this travel of Mike Pompeo  to West Bank and to Golan Heights? What kind of message did he want to transmit?

First of all, the timing of the visit given the outcome of the American presidential election is mighty strange and beyond suspect, undoubtedly motivated by undisclosed illicit goals. I would call attention to three:

–first, Pompeo is unabashedly positioning himself in relation to the pursuit of the Republican presidential nomination for the 2024 elections, especially burnishing his already incredible credentials as an over-the-top reliable and unconditional supporter of Israel. Presumably, this makes him the best bet to receive financial backing from wealthy militant Zionist donors. To reinforce the claim of doing whatever possible to ingratiate himself with his gloating Israeli hosts, Pompeo delivered a welcome symbolic message by becoming the first U.S. political leader to visit an Israeli settlement during an official visit. He paid a visit to Psagot Settlement which is not far from Ramallah in the West Bank. Psagot operates a winery, which was not bashful about going all out to please Pompeo, bizarrely expressing their gratitude by naming one of their red wines in his honor, which may be a peculiar form of recognition for Pompeo who presents himself at home as a devout Evangelical Christian; 

–secondly, to highlight the tangible contributions of the Trump presidency to the realization of maximal Zionist goals, including moving the American Embassy to Jerusalem, intensifying the anti-Iran coalition by increasing sanctions, supporting the annexation of the Golan Heights, brokering the normalization agreement with Arab governments that have ended Israel’s regional isolation, legitimating the Israeli settlements, by doing, blurring the distinction between de facto annexation which has been proceeding ever since 1967 and the Israeli goal of extending its sovereignty to at least 30% of the Occupied West Bank, and pledging to commit the U.S. Government to brand the BDS Campaign as ‘anti-Semitic’ 

–thirdly, an incidental part of the Pompeo mission seems designed to inhibit the Biden presidency from making moves to undo the Trump legacy on Israel/Palestine.  Netanyahu, AIPAC, and most of the U.S. Congress will scream ‘foul play’ if Biden makes even slight moves to reverse, or even moderate, Trump’s lawlessness, insisting that and departure from the Trump initiatives would be proof of an anti-Israeli policy turn in Washington. Actually, there is no reason to suppose that Biden needs inhibiting when it comes to confronting Israel, except possibly with respect to formal annexation.

2– What about the fact that Pompeo agreed that products made in West Bank settlements could now be sold in the United States with the notation ‘made in is Israel’?

Such a step seems partly designed to box in the Biden presidency and to contrast the U.S. pro-Israeli approach with that of the European Union and the UN. The European Court of Justice recently overturned a French judicial decision allowing labeling of settlement imports as ‘made in Israel,’ requiring that settlement imports be labeled as ‘made in Israeli settlements.’ Up until the Trump presidency, the US had not directly challenged the UN view that the settlements were unlawfully established in violation of Article 49(6) of the Fourth Geneva Convention. A few months ago, Pompeo released an official statement declaring, in a break from previous U.S. policy, that the settlements are ‘not per se inconsistent with international law.’ Such a declaration is inconsistent with a widely endorsed view of the requirements of international humanitarian law, and has no relevance except to show American cynical disregard of the most basic precepts of international law when it comes to issues bearing on Israel’s expansionist policies and Palestinian rights.

3– Also how do you see fact he told BDS is a antisemitic movement? 

Again, Pompeo’s gratuitous remark is a gesture of solidarity with the Netanyahu government, and irresponsibly treats the BDS Campaign as antisemitic. Additionally, Pompeo declares an intention to withdraw government support from any organization that supports BDS, thereby threatening funding sources of such leading human rights NGOs as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, and also forcing a Biden presidency to face a dilemma of allowing such policy to persist or reversing it, with either course of action producing a strong backlash. 

It should be appreciated that BDS is a nonviolent means of exerting pressure on the Israeli Government, and seeks to induce Israel to uphold Palestinian rights under international law. BDS was an effective instrument of pressure on the South African racist apartheid regime in the 1980s. It was widely supported by religious institutions, labor unions, and universities in the United States, and enjoyed the backing of the UN. It also was criticized in investment and conservative circles, but never was it suggested that the anti-apartheid BDS campaign directed at South Africa was somehow immoral, or even unlawful, or was itself racist in character. For Pompeo and others to brand BDS as antisemitic is to confuse a legitimate expression of concern for human rights of the Palestinian people with hatred of Jews. In this sense, what Pompeo did to please Israeli hardliners should be rejected as the worst kind of opportunistic politics that seeks to harm legitimate peaceful political activity in the United States, including advocating punitive action against respected human rights organizations.

24 Responses to “Geopolitical Subservience and Personal Opportunism: Mike Pompeo’s Visit to Israel”

  1. Falk-Uncensored November 22, 2020 at 10:53 pm #

    The only reason why I am actually not leaving a comment is because:

    1. You won’t publish it

    and

    2. Your lies above are so prolific they leave me with an absolute disdain and disgust as to how a self-hating Jew like you can even exist on this Earth.

    I am ashamed and disgusted by your lies and continuous untruths in how you portray Israel and the American support it receives.

    • Ray Joseph Cormier November 23, 2020 at 6:58 am #

      Reading your delusional comment is proof you are the liar as evidenced by YOUR point 1

      You show disdain for the major Jewish Prophet Isaiah with your no comment comment.

      Woe to those who say of the evil that it is good and of the good that it is evil; who present darkness as light and light as darkness, who present bitter as sweet and sweet as bitter.
      Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and in their own estimation, of profound understanding.[…] I, too, will choose their mockeries, and their fears I will bring to them, since I called and no one answered, I spoke and they did not hearken, and they did what was evil in My eyes, and what I did not wish they chose.

    • Sean Breathnach November 23, 2020 at 7:38 am #

      It is you Mr Remer who should be ashamed. You attack the messenger but not the message. Everything Ricard Falk states in this blog is in my opinion true, so please if you can, let us know what points that he made are untruths.

  2. Mike 71 November 23, 2020 at 2:11 am #

    Very well stated and absolutely true! Palestinian Imperialism, driven by an arrogant, greedy, self-centered sense of entitlement to “all the land between the river (Jordan) and the sea (Mediterranean)” has clouded their leadership’s thinking and precluded the establishment of a state of their own within the context of the “two,” (given Palestinian internal divisions,) perhaps “three state solution.”

    As the Arab world shifts to “normalize” relations and trade with Israel for the benefit of individual Arab states (U.A.E., Bahrain, Sudan, eventually to include Saudi Arabia, Morocco and others), the Palestinians, driven by intransigence, remain isolated, impoverished and irrelevant to the growing “Circle of Peace” sweeping the Middle-East. As a condition of the “Abraham Accords,” Israel’s new partners required the suspension of so called “annexation (actually “application of Israeli sovereignty over disputed lands, as there is no sovereign Palestinian entity).”

    How do the Palestinians express their gratitude to those nations for winning that major concession? They not only condemn those nations’ governments and seek condemnation within the Arab League unsuccessfully, but also issue a Fatwa barring Emiratis, Bahrainis and even Saudis (who have yet to “normalize” relations) from praying at the Dome of the Rock Mosque. Some of whom have sought to visit the Mosque have been met with curses and insults, as well as thrown shoes and rocks. The Arab League rejected their proposed condemnation, deciding that Arab nations have the right to act in their national interests, even if those interests include “normalization” with Israel.

    Secretary of State Pompeo, as any other visitor under Israel law, may visit any places open to the public, including the communities of Judea and Samaria. Do the Palestinians allow visits by Jews to Arab communities in Area A, under the exclusive control of the Palestinian Authority? “President for Life” Abbas would never allow that, making his hypocrisy obvious.

    • Sean Breathnach November 23, 2020 at 8:15 am #

      Did you mean to say, Israeli imperialism is arrogant, greedy, self-centered sense of entitlement to all the land between the River Jordan and the Mediterranean Sea, because to any reasonable person looking on, it is Israel who is doing the ethnic cleansing, and stealing more and more land from the Palestinians.

      The Arab world is only shifting to normalize relations with Israel because the big bully, Trump has put pressure on them. This is not any major concession to peace as these Arab countries were never at war with Israel.

      There is no part of the West Bank or Gaza that is not really under Israeli control.

      I do agree with your comments on Abbas, he is a hypocrite and should be drawing his pension, but then it suits Israel to have him still in position, as he is their puppet along with the rest of the Palestinian Authority.

      As to Pompeo, he and Trump are well suited, two losers.

      • Mike 71 November 23, 2020 at 9:54 am #

        As a mouthpiece for Hamas, you do an admirable job of twisting and distorting others’ comments. Had the Palestinian. leadership been committed to coexistence and peace, as postulated by the Prophet Isaiah, they would have negotiated a “two state” solution many years prior to the Hamas coup in Gaza and subsequent fracturing of the Palestinian cause. Abbas only wants to run the clock out, so that his sons can inherit the wealth that he embezzled from foreign supporters. Arafat’s widow and children reaped the wealth they inherited once Arafat died, and now live in luxury in Paris. Meanwhile, it is the Palestinian people themselves, who continue to suffer the consequences of their stagnant, kleptocratic leadership.

        The Emiratis and Bahrainis were hardly “bullied” into “normalization” with Israel. They stood to profit enormously from open relations and trade with Israel. They also saw Israel as a potential ally against the Islamo-Fascist Iranian theocracy and Neo-Ottoman Turkey. Abbas does benefit significantly from the restoration of security arrangements with Israel, as they protect him from Hamas assassins, as well as protect Israel from terrorists of every stripe.

        Under the Oslo Accords, the Palestinians were to be the first to negotiate peace with Israel, with the Arab states to follow. But Abbas dropped the ball ending direct negotiations in 2014. When Trump proposed his “Deal of the Century,” with “application. of Israeli sovereignty” over 30% of Judea and Samaria, most Arabs objected; then Trump negotiated suspension of the application of sovereignty, in exchange for “normalization” of relations with Israel. That rapid shift in policy did not go unnoticed by the Emiratis and Bahrainis, who immediately took advantage of it. But, the Palestinian leadership caught unaware, didn’t know how to react and struck out in anger and frustration, seeing their Imperial ambitions crushed. There will be no resolution of the conflict, until a new generation of Palestinian leadership emerges, seeing the futility of “rejectionism,” re-engages in direct negotiations with Israel. Eventually, there will be a negotiated resolution of the conflict, but not by the current Palestinian leadership.

      • Sean Breathnach November 26, 2020 at 5:07 pm #

        Mike, your comment about Hamas is not worthy of a reply.

        Regarding your other points, well I see Ray, in my opinion brilliantly has brought you down to size, so no need for me to rub it in.

  3. Ray Joseph Cormier November 23, 2020 at 9:15 am #

    I think all the Supremacy Movements on Earth, whether it be National, Nazi, American, Zionist, White, Black, Christian, Islamic any other, is sourced in the Biblical story of the War in Heaven.
    God commanded the Heavenly Host of Angels to Minister to, and Protect Humans.
    Lucifer and his Angels refused and rebelled, believing themselves Superior to Humans.

    That’s why the Gospel of Christ is the Good news for the poor, not the rich.
    When his Disciples argued among themselves who would be Greatest in Christ’s kingdom, he told them whoever would be Greatest must serve the Least.
    He warned in the Day of Judgment, there will be many who thought thought thy would be 1st and they would be Last, and many thinking themselves to be Last, will be 1st.

    The Book confirms this by this record in every Bible,
    Not every one that says to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven.
    Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in YOUR name? and in YOUR name have cast out devils? and in YOUR name done many wonderful works?
    And then will I profess to them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.

    Furthermore, the Resurrected Christ can see not much has changed in the Christian World since there words were recorded,
    You hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,
    This people draws close to me with their mouth, and honours me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
    But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

    Bible Literalists can’t see these words of the Living God are not addressed to Atheists, but to those who claim to Believe, and think they are doing God’s Will on Earth.

    • Ray Joseph Cormier November 23, 2020 at 9:18 am #

      Correction: He warned in the Day of Judgment, there will be many who though they would be 1st in the kingdom who would be Last, and many thinking themselves to be Last, will be 1st.

    • Richard Falk November 23, 2020 at 11:32 pm #

      Ray:

      I found your comment to be a very enlightening exegesis of important features of biblical scripture.

    • Mike 71 November 25, 2020 at 9:34 pm #

      Ray, I agree that all “Supremacist” movements are repugnant to individual human rights, including the rights to self-determination, democratic and majority rule. But why do you carve out exceptions for “Islamo-Fascism” and “Palestinian Supremacism?” Just as Palestinians are entitled to self-determination, so are the Jewish people in their ancestral homeland, Israel. There is a clear distinction between national aspirations for self-determination, such as Zionism, and the “White Supremacist,” or “Palestinian Supremacist” movements. To deny one statehood, in favor of the other would constitute application of a “double standard,” not applicable to everyone else. Israelis have always accepted the concept of the “two state” (given Palestinian internal divisions, “three state”) solution, yet Palestinians have never accepted the Israeli right to self-determination.

      In an “Orwellian Inversion (war is peace, poverty is plenty and ignorance is strength),” Palestinian Imperial supporters and their toadies seek to impose a minority “Palestinian Supremacist Apartheid Regime,” to be supplemented by illegal immigration, over a 75% majority Israeli Jewish population. How that would differ from the former “Apartheid South Africa,” once ruled by a 10% minority “White Supremacist Apartheid Regime” over a 90% Black and Mixed Race majority population, Palestinian Supremacists and anti-Semites refuse to explain, or justify. All minority Supremacist movements, irrespective of whether “White Supremacist,”or “Palestinian Supremacist.” deny majority populations the right to democratic rule, as well as majority rule.

      All Israeli citizens, Arab, Christian, Circassian, Druze and Jews, are entitled to equal rights to education, access to public facilities, the right to vote and the right to hold public office. “Palestinian Authority President for Life” Mahmoud Abbas, now in the 16th year of the four year term to which he was elected in 2005, dissolved the legislature when his Hamas opponents won a majority of seats in 2007 and has yet to hold the legislative and presidential elections promised last year. The leadership of Hamas has not faced the electorate since 2007. If this is how Palestinians practice democracy, they have much to learn. Abbas also publicly stated numerous times that no Jews would be allowed to live in the proposed Palestinian state. Isn’t that “Apartheid,” Mr. Abbas?

      With the “Abraham Accords,” Arab states increasingly see the Islamo-Fascist Iranian theocracy and Neo-Ottoman Turkey as their enemies, while seeing Israel as a potential trading partner, source of technology and potential ally against foreign aggressors. Under the terms of the accords, Israel was required to suspend “application of sovereignty (not “annexation,” as there is no sovereign Palestinian entity),” over captured disputed territory. How do the Palestinians show their gratitude for obtain this concession? By curses, a Fatwa, denying Emiratis, Bahrainis and Saudis (who have not yet “normalized relations with Israel) and throwing shoes and rocks at those who visit the Mosque at the Dome of the Rock. When “President for Life” Abbas sought condemnation of the accords at the Arab League, the League rejected his complaints and ruled that Arab states have the right to act in their own national interests. Palestinian intransigence and Imperial ambitions do nothing to reduce their isolation, impoverishment and irrelevance to the growing “Circle of Peace,” in a rapidly changing Middle-East!

      • Ray Joseph Cormier November 26, 2020 at 7:37 am #

        Mike, reading this revision of History, for a moment, I thought you were Fred Skolnik,

        It’s good you acknowledge “all “Supremacist” movements are repugnant for a start,” but then you get into your mind meld with Fred. I suggest you prayerfully re-read, as a Jew, my comment in reply to Fred upstream taken from the Jewish Tanach. The Christian version uses the word “delusions” instead of “mockeries.”

        Nowhere in my comment did I “carve out exceptions for “Islamo-Fascism” and “Palestinian Supremacism?””

        My EXPRESS Words are these, adding only “or” to “National, Nazi, American, Zionist, White, Black, Christian, Islamic or any other, is sourced in the Biblical story of the War in Heaven.”
        The indigenous Palestinian People were not even mentioned.
        That is a fantasy in your own mind, consistent with the last sentence replying to Fred starting this discussion.
        As I Live, says the Lord, “I, too, will choose their mockeries, and their fears I will bring to them, since I called and no one answered, I spoke and they did not hearken, and they did what was evil in My eyes, and what I did not wish they chose.”

        You continue in the delusion saying,”Israelis have always accepted the concept of the “two state”
        Obviously Zionists like you and Fred can’t see it, but G_d, and the World, can see by the FACTS on the ground, Israel gives only lip service to Peace, as slowly but surely, surreptitiously, Israel grabs evermore Palestinian Land, the very land that is the purpose of Peace Negotiations.

        Who are you trying to kid other than yourself? The Palestinians have no Economic or Military power to resist the Israeli occupation of Palestine, and as long as the US, CanaDa and other Nations remain silent about it, this World is headed to Armageddon, derived from Har Megiddo, located in temporal Israel, re-created from the Bible after an absence of some 2600 years.
        The 1917 “Balfour Declaration” assured European Jews a home in PALESTINE. it didn’t promise them PALESTINE, as Israel takes conscious steps to eliminate PALESTINE from the annals of History.
        The British White Paper of 1939 confirms that was the proper interpretation of The Balfour Declaration.

        “It has been urged that the expression “a national home for the Jewish people” offered a prospect that Palestine might in due course become a Jewish State or Commonwealth. His Majesty’s Government do not wish to contest the view, which was expressed by the Royal Commission, that the Zionist leaders at the time of the issue of the Balfour Declaration recognized that an ultimate Jewish State was not precluded by the terms of the Declaration.
        But, with the Royal Commission, His Majesty’s Government believe that the framers of the Mandate in which the Balfour Declaration was embodied could not have intended that Palestine should be converted into a Jewish State against the will of the Arab population of the country. That Palestine was not to be converted into a Jewish State might be held to be implied in the passage from the Command Paper of 1922 which reads as follows

        “Unauthorized statements have been made to the effect that the purpose in view is to create a wholly Jewish Palestine. Phrases have been used such as that `Palestine is to become as Jewish as England is English.’ His Majesty’s Government regard any such expectation as impracticable and have no such aim in view. Nor have they at any time contemplated …. the disappearance or the subordination of the Arabic population, language or culture in Palestine.
        They would draw attention to the fact that the terms of the (Balfour) Declaration referred to do not contemplate that Palestine as a whole should be converted into a Jewish National Home, but that such a Home should be founded IN PALESTINE.”

        But this statement has not removed doubts, and His Majesty’s Government therefore now declare unequivocally that it is not part of their policy that Palestine should become a Jewish State.
        They would indeed regard it as contrary to their obligations to the Arabs under the Mandate, as well as to the assurances which have been given to the Arab people in the past, that the Arab population of Palestine should be made the subjects of a Jewish State against their will.”

        When the British started to stop European Jewish Emigration to PALESTINE, that’s when the Jewish TERRORISTS, forerunner to the IDF, sprung into action.
        The Imperial Mantle with which England ruled the waves and so many Foreign Lands up to WWII, was transferred to the US, after using nukes to show the World who the New Boss is, now, WAS by the Signs of these Days.

        In your delusional “All Israeli citizens, Arab, Christian, Circassian, Druze and Jews, are entitled to equal rights to education, access to public facilities, the right to vote and the right to hold public office.everything is alright mindset writing, ”
        You totally ignore the Millions of Palestinians suffering under the Israeli occupation, the International Order established on the ruins of WWII ruled by an Israeli Military Dictatorship in Israeli Military Courts, having no Civil or Democratic right. The Israeli Occupation is in Violation of International Law and the Geneva Convention making illegal an occupying power transferring it’s own Population into territory gained in War.
        Trump in his Megalomania, declared to the World, the Global Order and International Law as represented by the UN since WWII, has been supplanted by HIM declaring the Illegal Israeli Occupation of PALESTINE since 1967 is now Legal and the rest of the world just whimpers. The US in New York doesn’t even push back.

        You just sweep that under the carpet as no violation of Human Rights you affirm in your opening sentence, as if Palestinians are sub-human, like the Nazis considered the Jews in another Place and Time.

        In that same paragraph, you attempt to re-right the Historical Record.
        Your hypocrisy on Abbas is evident to those who know the History. The Palestinian People, expressing what you affirm as “the rights to self-determination, democratic and majority rule”
        With the last Palestinian election 2006, were tired of the corruption of the PLO and decided, in a Democratic Vote of Self-determination all external Monitors declared as being FREE and FAIR, giving Hamas the majority of seats in the Palestinian Legislature.

        How dare those Palestinians express their Democratic right and self-determination?
        It was Israel and the US that told Abbas to dissolve the Palestinian Legislature and rule by Executive Order like the Israel Dictatorship does.
        To collectively punish the Palestinian people for making their FREE Democratic choice, Israel cut off the cash transfers to the Palestinian People facilitating the internal Divisions that resulted in Hamas being restricted beyond the fence in the Israeli controlled Gaza Ghetto.

        The Abraham Accords are a Farce. It’s a Trump coerced US Weapons deal, more than a Peace Treaty,

        The World’s Secular and Religious did not recognize the Warning Sign from G_d to the World, when the Sawdi/US/Israeli created ISIS, blew up the Islamic Mosque in Nineveh containing the Tomb of Jonah in the whale fame from the Jewish-Christian tradition in 2014, making CURRENT the Path to Destruction this MATERIAL World is on.
        Likewise, the Jewish-American Leadership do not see the Spiritual Sign the END TIMES Prophet Daniel is buried in an Islamic Mosque in IRAN, as Israel urges the US to escalate the Military hostilities Trump started with Iran January 3rd, setting the Tome and Tenor for all the negatives that came after.

        Canada’s Prime Minister Harper commissioned a Monument to the Victims of Communism. I thought it was misplaced spending. He should have built a Monument to the Victims of European, White Christian Colonialism. There are many more Victims still feeling the effects in This World Today.

        According to the Jewish Virtual Library, these are the demographic figures for PALESTINE over the last 136 years.
        1882 – 8% Jews
        1918 – 8.1% Jews
        1931 – 16.9% Jews
        1936 – 28.1% Jews
        1946 – 30% Jews
        1948 – 82.1% Jews

        Factually, the Palestinians and the World would be smart enough to recognize, between 1946 and 1948, there was a European White Jewish Colonial Project.

        Genesis 34 describes the Patriarchs seeing “The Promised Land” for the 1st Time. According to the record as I read it, G_d welcomed the Patriarchs into the Land Peacefully, without War, since the king’s son was madly in Love with Dinah, Jacob’s daughter and offered everything to Jacob to be able to marry her. They offered joint Sovereignty over the Land with the Marriage.

        The Jews said they could not do that unless all the men were circumcised like they were. The king’s son was 1st to agree and convinced his Countrymen to be circumcised assuring them the Patriarchs were Peaceful.
        As the Tenach/Bible records when the men were “sore” on the 3rd Day, all the men were all murdered, their wives and children kidnapped, and their flocks stolen and they got out of town.

        The 2nd time the Jews arrived in The Promised Land, not only did they kill the men, but the women and the children and their flocks.
        The word didn’t exist then, but Genocide is the word these Days for that kind of invasion.
        These Days, we have instantaneous TV of events on the ground, and the same kind of mindset still exists with God’s Chosen People.

      • Mike 71 November 30, 2020 at 5:09 am #

        Ray,

        I speak for myself, as Fred speaks for himself, however, we often agree, despite having different perspectives. Zionism is a nationalist, not a “Supremacist” movement, as is “Palestinian Supremacism,” driven by an arrogant, greedy, self-centered sense of entitlement to “all the land between the river (Jordan) and the sea (Mediterranean).” The Israelis were always willing to co-exist within the context of the “two state (given current Palestinian internal divisions, “three state) solution.” In 1948, Israel accepted the U.N. Partition under UNGAR 181, providing for “two states, “one Arab and one Jewish,” in the language of the Resolution. Ironically, there were no “Palestinians” at the time, as the P.L.O. had not yet been formed. It was not formed until 1964. If UNGAR 181 is not binding on the Palestinians, neither are any subsequent U.N. Resolutions, binding on the Israelis.

        While the 1917 Balfour Declaration provided for a Jewish homeland, the 1939 anti-Jewish immigration “White Paper,” was withdrawn, when the U.N. Partitioned Mandate Palestine in 1947. Prior to the Partition, the 1922 San Remo Conference, incorporated into the U.N. by Article 80, provided for the creation of a Jewish state.UNGAR 181 did not award the entirety of the Mandate to Arabs, nor to Jews, but anticipated two states. All national liberation movements, whether Israeli, Arab, American, Vietnamese, or others typically involve violence and result in either military victory, abandonment of the effort, or negotiated resolution. The Palestinians, being incapable of the former, reject the latter two, keeping them in a state of perpetual limbo since 1948. Mahmoud Abbas had agreed to direct negotiations, as provided under the 1993 Oslo Accords, terminated them in 2014, and only just recently agreed to resume them. Hamas, per the terms of its covenant, explicitly rejects negotiations, in favor of perpetual war, making Gaza a self-created open air prison. The means to end the so-called “occupation” of disputed land, is through direct negotiations with Israel, which both major Palestinian factions have to date have rejected.

        One P.L..O. spokesman, Zuheir Mohsen, even admitted that Palestinians were an “invented people:”

        “The Palestinian. people does not exist. The creation. of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the State of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today, there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons down speak today about the existence of a distinct Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct Palestinian people to oppose Zionism. For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait for even a minute to unite Palestine with Jordan.”

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zuheir_Mohsen
        https://en.wikiquore.org/wiki/Zuheir_Mohsen

        The principles of “Palestinian Supremacism” are set forth in the P.L.O. Charter, which you can read here: https://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/plocov.asp

        Those of Hamas, which takes a religious, rather then secular position, are found here: https://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/hamas.asp

        These “Supremacist principles” are clearly stated and not delusions, although the possibility of achieving them through military means, remains a fantasy.

        Following the 1967 “Six Day War,” Israel offered to negotiate a two state solution, which was ignored. The Arab. League responded with the infamous “Three Noes (No negotiation, recognition, or peace with Israel) ensuring that Israel would retain captured land, as trading it for peace was an impossibility. In 1979, Egypt, abandoning the “Three Noes,” was after a withdrawal period able to resume sovereign control of the Sinai Peninsula, comprising 90% of the
        captured territory. In 1994, Jordan reached its own peace agreement with Israel, recognizing the Jordan River as the boundary between the two nations.

        Since the 1967 Israeli victory, the Palestinians have “never missed an opportunity to miss an opportunity.” In 2000, Israel offered, under the “Clinton Parameters,” two states with shared capital in Jerusalem, which Yasser Arafat rejected, shortly before initiating the murderous “Second Intifada,” consisting of bus and cafe bombings, killing over 1,100 Israeli civilians. The intentional targeting of civilians is defined as a “War Crime” under the 1949 Geneva Conventions. Eight years later, Mahmoud Abbas rejected a similar, but more generous offer, ensuring that the Israeli retention of captured land would continue. Under the International Law, Israel, as the victorious belligerent of the 1967 “Six Day War,” may retain captured land until possession is modified by treaty. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uti_possidetis (Latin: As you possess, you may possess henceforth). To date, the Palestinians prefer the status-quo to a negotiated solution. The so-called “occupation” continues, as they prefer the fantasy of a “one to the exclusion of the other” proposition.

        Had the Palestinians accepted two states, including one for themselves, they could have taken in refugees of the 1948-49 war and their descendants, held elections (none were held since 2007), resolved internal dissension and built a modern nation, with civil rights, democracy and an improved quality of life for their citizens. However, their leaderships, driven by Imperial ambitions, seek to sacrifice those benefits to foment their own grasp for power. The Palestinians hold too few elections, making their populace subservient to self-appointed leaders and impotent to them. Perhaps, the Israelis hold too many elections, as a result of unstable government, but they are democratic in the choice of those leaders and elect them by majority rule, not by fiat.

        Israel, being a sovereign nation-state member of the U.N., may invoke Article 51 of the U.N. Charter, recognizing an “inherent right of individual, or collective self-defense.” Israel has had to invoke that right in 1967, 1973, 2008-09, 2012 and 2014. The Palestinians, having rejected independent statehood in 2000 and 2008, have no such right.

        The “Abraham Accords,” which require Israel suspension of “applying sovereignty (not “annexation,” as there is no sovereign Palestinian entity)” to some retained land, as a condition to “normalization” of previously informal relations. That condition bought Palestinians additional time to negotiate peace with Israel, but that time is not unlimited. It may last for a number of years, but not forever. The U.A.E., Bahrain and others see Iran, not Israel, as their primary regional adversary. While Egypt and Jordan have a “cold peace (non-aggression agreements)” with Israel, The U.A.E. and Bahrain, tired of Palestinian intransigence, seek to profit from technological, commercial and mutual defense relations with Israel. Sure, the defense aspects of these relationships are necessary, as the U.A.E. and Bahrain are located on the Persian Gulf in close proximity to Iran. When the Palestinians sought to condemn the Abraham Accords in the Arab League, the League determined that Arab governments may act in their own self-interests, effectively killing the “Palestinian veto.” The two (three) state solution is still a possibility, if the Palestinians were to seize it, but their time is not unlimited, and they may be overtaken by other events in the region. The choice of their future in in their hands!

      • Ray Joseph Cormier November 30, 2020 at 9:41 am #

        Mike, by your 1st sentence, you confirm my view of you as living in an alternate Universe, brainwashed, blind and oblivious to the FACTS and Realities on the ground of THIS Earth.

        “Zionism is a nationalist, not a “Supremacist” movement, as is “Palestinian Supremacism,” driven by an arrogant, greedy, self-centered sense of entitlement to “all the land between the river (Jordan) and the sea (Mediterranean).”

        You continue with your delusional dichotomy, “the 1939 anti-Jewish immigration “White Paper,” was withdrawn, when the U.N. Partitioned Mandate Palestine in 1947.” It was not withdrawn and it was not anti-Jewish, but Pro Justice on the ground.. As I explained in my comment, Britain lost Empire during WWII, and the US became the New Empire with an agenda different from England.

        You totally ignore the Demographics of the JEWISH Virtual Library in my comment. Jews acknowledge just by the figures, between 1946 to 1946 there was a European White, Jewish Colonial invasion of PALESTINE.

        The Invading forces were not content with the UN Division of Palestine giving the minority Jews 55% of Palestine. The greater sin and hypocrisy is those POWERS, having the major influence in creating the UN and making that decision without consulting the Palestinians, denied Jewish fleeing Europe before the War any Refuge.According to the Jewish virtual Library, the Islamic Ottoman Empire welcomed and gave sanctuary to Jews fleeing European Christian persecution.

        Co-incidentally, in the Past, Newspapers give me the “trademark” on the #13. The vote for the American pushed UN Resolution 181 was 33 for – 13 against. I still have the jersey which prompted the Newspaper Editor to choose that word.

        As to being driven by “an arrogant, greedy, self-centered sense of entitlement to “all the land between the river (Jordan) and the sea (Mediterranean)” it’s not the Palestinians behaving that way. It’s the Zionists, and here’s the History you’re attempting to revise. At the very start of the European Jewish invasion of Palestine, the goal was the Eretz Israel, to implement on the ground, the line above you ascribe to Palestinians.

        From the very start, the re-creation of Temporal Israel from the Bible after an absence of some 2600 years, the removal of the Indigenous Palestinian People was the goal.
        Denying any services to the Druze in the Negev, demolishing their homes as Israel does with it’s sloe-mo ethnic cleansing of the Indigenous Palestinians from their Historical Land.

        As to the rest of your comment I read, most points you offer in your rebuttal doesn’t change anything I said.

        The Oslo Accord was signed on December 13, 1993 in accordance with my Trademark number. Israel prefers idle talks rather that Good Faith negotiation. I pointed that out in my comment in reference to the Patriarchs seeing The Promised Land for the 1st Time recorded in Genesis, the Canaanites welcomed them to unite. That was G_d fulfilling the Promise, The Jewish Patriarchs lied when they offered the Locals Peace and Unity, after they agreed to be circumcised,but them attacked and MURDERED all the Men like terrorists. Not much has changed for Zionism these thousands of years later, when the very existence of Israel denotes a Supremacy because God gave them the Land, Palestinians out.

        Seems you discount this proof Below of Israel’s Netanyahu boasting how he derailed the Oslo process, not the Palestinians. He was candid, not knowing he was being filmed.

        He discovered the loophole in that Accord that allows the Israeli Military Dictatorship to grab more Palestinian Land for Military purposes, and is still doing it, using it for a while, and then turning it over to Jewish Settlers with their Brown Shirt type tactics of harrassment and violence cutting down Palestinian Olive Trees while the IDF idly standing by to protect the Settlers, not the Palestinians as International Law demands.waiting for Israeli Police who don’t show up.

        Again the #13, when The Kansas City Times, on September 13, 1976, quoted me, speaking of what the G_d of the Genesis in the Beginning, who LIVES Today, opened my eyes to see unfolding in THIS Material World,

        “He came to town for the Republican National Convention and will stay until the election in November TO DO GOD’S BIDDING: To tell the world, from Kansas City, this country has been found wanting and its days are numbered […] He gestured toward a gleaming church dome. “The gold dome is the symbol of Babylon,” he said.” […] He wanted to bring to the Public’s attention an “idea being put out subtly and deceptively” by the government that we have to get prepared for a war with Russia”

        That 1976 FUTURE is NOW with the Revelation of the details GENERALLY unfolding in the spirit of the letter.

        The article continues in quotation marks, ¨There are 30 months before the fate of the world will be sealed with EITHER Destruction OR the Universal Brotherhood of Man,¨ he said. ¨The 30 month figure concerned a Treaty between Israel and Egypt.¨

        NOTE: This does not say Armageddon happens in 30 months from the article.

        Not 29 or 31, but exactly 30 months later, in March 1979, History shows a Treaty between Israel and Egypt was signed. The Camp David Accord. History shows talks broke down on the 12th day and no Treaty was to be signed. Begin and Sadat were leaving. It was on the 13th Day, as in the date of the Article and the picture accompanying it, an unexpected window of opportunity appeared and opened the way for the Treaty to be signed.

        This signified the Universal Brotherhood part of the quote. The Destruction part of the Quote involves IRAN with their 1979 Revolution happening a month earlier. ALL indicators tell us that part of the 1976 Vision is developing in Today’s World the recent Israeli Assassination of an Iranian Official.

        https://rayjc.com/2013/09/01/signs-of-the-times/

      • Mike 71 December 8, 2020 at 1:04 am #

        Ray,

        Your delusional thinking that Palestinians are entitled to the entirety of present day Israel and not to a state of their own within the context of the “two-state solution,” is an expression of your “Supremacist” vision. In six instances throughout the past century: the 1937 Peel Commission, the 1947 U.N. Partition, the post 1967 “Six Day War” offer, the 2000 “Clinton Parameters” offer of the Barak government and the 2008 Olmert government offer, the Palestinians rejected them all in favor of war, driven by that “arrogant, greedy, self-centered, supremacist, sense of entitlement to “all the land between the river (Jordan) and the sea (Mediterranean). And what have those “Supremacist” driven wars profited them? Nothing, but further losses of lives, resources, land and opportunities. Did the Palestinians offer to negotiate territorial differences in any of these instances? No; after rejecting the 2000 and 2008 offers, they did not propose counter-offers, or requests for outside mediation. They could have done either in both instances, but declined to do so.

        In the 1993, Oslo Agreement, Palestinians agreed to engage in direct negotiations with Israel, but ended those negotiations in 2014, seemingly content with the status-quo. In January 2020, the president, trying to move events, offered his “Deal of the Century,” which despite diplomatic and financial development support for a Palestinian state, was largely rejected because of the “application. of sovereignty (not “annexation,” as there is no sovereign Palestinian entity to be “annexed”)” provision of the proposal. In an unanticipated shift, the Israelis agreed to suspend “application of sovereignty” to extend Palestinians yet another opportunity, and yet win one for themselves through the “Abraham Accords.” Those accords have led to profitable trade, technology and common defense opportunities among the Emiratis, Bahrainis and Israelis. Yet, the Palestinians complain. of being “jumped over,” rather than jumping in themselves. To quote Emirati businessman Khalaf Ammad Hatoor: “The Emirates is the land of opportunity for Israelis; there are benefits for Palestinians, too, if they stop playing Loser Theater.”

        Israelis, like the Americans, Australians and others, promoted an aggressive immigration policy after winning national independence. Israel’s population, like those of the United States and Canada, has increased. Every nation-state has the right to set its own immigration policies. Your corrupt, bigoted notion that Israel is a White settler state is belied by the fact that the original Mizrahi Jews of the Middle-East, are “Jews of color” and that Israel is engaged in the rescue and immigration of Ethiopian Jews, who are exclusively “Jews of color.” Israel is also open to immigration by Indian and other Asian Jews. Your misapprehended bigoted, racist view of Israel as a White Supremacist Apartheid state is belied by the reality that Israel is a nation primarily of people of color. The Bevins “White Paper,” to which you refer, was a barrier to immigration which could have saved
        millions of Jewish lives during the Holocaust. In that sense, Ernest Bevins was
        complicit with Hitler’s “Final Solution.” Your notion that Israel demanded the entirety of the former British Mandate, like the discredited anti-Semitic and racist “Apartheid” canard, is contrary to reality.

        As the conflict is considered by Palestinians as a “one to the exclusion of the other, winner takes all,” proposition, there will almost certainly be another war. To reiterate, the Israelis have never demanded the entirety of the former British Mandate, but if they prevail over the “stateless by choice” Palestinians, they may wind up in possession of it all. Problem gamblers all too often risk their last assets to recover prior losses and end up losing everything. This appears to be a chronic Palestinian problem which could cost them everything. After losing wars in 1948, 1967, 1973, and then 2008-09, 2012 and 2014 in Gaza, they have little left to risk. Resuming direct negotiations, not war, offers them far better
        options.

      • Ray Joseph Cormier December 8, 2020 at 6:54 am #

        Mike, it’s a fruitless exercise dealing with you. It’s like trying to reason with those BLIND Patriots who IDOLIZE Trump, caught up in his Cult of Personality. I’ve read he’s considered king in Israel.

        Since you ignore all the points in my 2 previous comments, there’s no point continuing with you in this thread.

        You believe God gave Present Day Palestine to Abraham 3800 years ago, and this Generation of Jews can take it back by Military Force, while ignoring so much more written in the Jewish Tanach.
        Of course you would not see anything Supremacist in Israel’s Jewish Nation State Law.

        This comes from the last Prophet in the Jewish Tanach.
        Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom you seek, shall suddenly come to this temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom you delight in: behold, he shall come, says the LORD of hosts.

        But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appear? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap:
        And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer to the LORD an offering in righteousness.

        Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant to the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years.
        And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, says the LORD of hosts.

        Israel’s Star of David is made up of 2 inverse Pyramids. The Zionist regime is the inverse Pyramid on it’s tip ready to topple over.

  4. Beau Oolayforos November 23, 2020 at 9:13 pm #

    Porcine Pompeo’s “diplomatic” career is circling the drain, along with his sty-mates Bibi & Donald. Let them be deposited in the Landfill of History. Looking forward, let’s loosen up our relations to Zionist Israel and the murderers MBS, Sissi, & the rest. Abide by international law…It’s do-able, Joe.

  5. Kata Fisher November 24, 2020 at 8:57 am #

    Dear Professor Falk

    – the laws that are created by man in order to serve human society, and human existence would be pure, impartial and would not compromise human interest. It would not create breathing ground for predatory economics, predatory science, and shockingly predatory medicine.

    Whatever some Jewish tribes in agreement with Judeo-Christian tribes have created – or have attempted to create has become, and it’s becoming act and dominion of Satan.

    The humanity is in rough place – we have predatory Religion, predatory economics, predatory science, and shockingly predatory medicine. Now, the predatory medicine is really creating something that humanity should be doing?

    The act and dominion of Satan is really visible to the Church, and this is the key to the continuing of the human existence in non-favorable environment. The world is accursed and it is wicked – it is the the Great Whore, the Babylon. When you see it – when you can see something … you totally outside of it.

    You do not have to agree with anybody or nothing – you just know the way and the truth and all your fellow outsiders recognise what it is. What is the truth?

    The truth is that Jews from Germany should have gone to Portugal at that time when their lives were at grave dangers, and then in another time their descendants would be peaceful emigrating and living in Israel.

    I can not hear any more from the wicked. I am tired of them because they are accursed and cure in the world for all of us who have living conscience to look at.

    Forget the UN and all that comes with it – its in forms of half-substance and it is dead and produces death.

    The real human is that what it is, and it is not stupid. Real human knows what works against him: the devil and the devils bunch.

    K.F.

    • Mike 71 November 25, 2020 at 10:45 pm #

      Kata,

      The Catholic Church has evolved greatly since its pre-Vatican II iteration, when it saw Jews as Satanic Christ killers. Over time, many Christians have come to embrace Jewish statehood, as well as the right of Israelis to self-determination. Many Catholics, as well as Evangelicals, are active in “Christians United for Israel.”

      The anti-Semitism, once endemic in the Catholic Church has evaporated, with the exceptions of Hitler Youth Alumnus, Pope Emeritus Benedict (Joseph Ratzinger) and actor/director/film-maker/anti-Semitic bigot Mel Gibson, who refuses to accept Vatican II and subsequent changes in the Church rejecting the propagation of anti-Semitism and other forms of hatred.

      Prior to Vatican II, it was proper to ask whether John Fitzgerald Kennedy would be independent, or take orders from the Pope. Sixty years later, the fact that Joseph Biden is soon to be our second Catholic President, hardly makes a ripple in the news.

      You are ignorant of the fact that while the Spanish Inquisition was driving Jews out of Spain, a similar Inquisition was driving them out of Portugal. They had to flee to North Africa, Turkey and elsewhere to escape that form of “Predatory Catholicism,” you espouse. Jews were no more welcome in Spain and Portugal in the 1930s, than in Hitler’s Third Reich. The only safe place of refuge was in a nation of their own, Israel, which has engaged in numerous “defensive wars of necessity,” since the nation’s finding in 1948. The Catechism of the Catholic Church has long recognized the right of victims of aggression to engage in “defensive wars of necessity.” See: This right evolved from the teachings of St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, and were modified by Hugo Grotius and have formed the basis of International Law.

      Yes, Kata, the world is a rough place plagued by “Predatory Economics (Neo-Marxism),” “Predatory Medicine (Nazi Dr. Josef Mengele),” “Predatory Religion (Islamo-Fascism and in some instances, “Predatory Catholicism, such as Seminarian molester Cardinal McCarrick and Priests who molest children).”

      Perhaps, the only thing that you got right in your screed is the uselessness of the U.N., that fact that it lacks substance and that it produces death. So does the “Predatory Catholicism” that “Joey Rats,” Mel Gibson and you espouse. That is not the affirming and welcoming Catholicism espoused by Pope Francis and the many Catholics of good will!

      • Mike 71 November 30, 2020 at 1:56 am #

        An offer of ice cream is always appreciated. I take this as an apology for the ignorance of your original post.

      • Kata Fisher December 7, 2020 at 12:42 pm #

        You are most adorable senior, and when you go to nursing home – all Catholic nurses will totally just love you – which means extra serving of ice cream over the pies.

  6. Carlos November 24, 2020 at 3:53 pm #

    Well said Richard. As a defender of human rights, i applaud you.

    • Carlos November 24, 2020 at 11:18 pm #

      Thanks for publishing my post to congratulate Richard.

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