Ha’aretz (1/29/08)): “Why lovers of Israel should vote for McCain (according to Lieberman)”
“In an interview with Ha’aretz, Lieberman says he believes McCain is the candidate most likely to thwart a nuclear Iran”.
“But this is predicted upon the man’s becoming in every fact an American and nothing but an American. If he tries to keep segregated with men of his own origin and separated from the rest of America, then he isn’t doing his part as an American. We have room for but one flag, the American flag…. we intend to see that the crucible turns our people out as Americans, and American nationality, and not as dwellers in a polyglot boarding house; and we have room for but one soul [sic] loyalty, and that is loyalty to the American people.”
— President Theodore Roosevelt, Jan. 3, 1919
Around the world there is an indoctrinated discomfort whenever any discussion of Israel, the Israel Lobby, the Holocaust, Jewish Power, and Anti-Semitism arise. This discomfort has resulted from the most sophisticated media and public relations campaign the modern world has ever experienced–”silence is the norm and don’t ever forget it or else our wrath will descend upon you. Ironically despite such enormous power in the political, economic, media, movies, and academic fields in America, a narcissistic paranoia still occupies the hearts and minds of Jews, understandably after 2000 years of Christian persecution, but tragically such power and fear are the instruments Israel and its lobby utilize to silence the west as Israel comfortably commits genocide and ethnic cleansing against the entire Palestinian population. Yet, the irony is that most Jews around the world are shocked that such political and economic power and Israel’s murderous policies against the hapless trapped Palestinians would generate such an exponential rise in worldwide Anti-Semitism. Thus the logic is –leave the Palestinians to us to murder, imprison, demolish their homes and farms, shoot their children at will, but we still don’t understand why you hate us?
American Jews, fairly or unfairly, have been accused of having dual loyalty for both their adopted or birth country and a foreign nation, Israel. According to Philip Weis in his excellent blog; “The issue is a long-held concern among Jewish critics of Zionism. In 1970, a leading Jewish anti-Zionist, Rabbi Elmer Berger, learned that several Jewish Americans had served in the Israeli Defense Forces, having gained automatic citizenship in Israel. Berger worried about Jewish identity. He feared that American Jews would be called upon to define their religious identity in terms of identification with a neo-colonialist "theocratic" state that was dehumanizing Arabs. (He was right!) And he feared that American Jews would be torn in allegiance, or be seen to be torn in allegiance. (“Dual Loyalty: Why Did a Neocon Vote in Both Israel and U.S.?" January 16, 2007).
Perhaps the most egregious example of such dual loyalty is that of Representative Rahm Emanuel (D-IL). He is both an American and Israeli citizen, a man who served in the Israeli Defense Force in 1991 but not in the U.S. military. He’s served as a senior advisor to President Clinton, as Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and as Chair of the Democratic National Committee. He had power of any Democratic candidate’s funding. Currently he is Chair of the Democratic Caucus and serves on the powerful House and Means Committee. (Concurrently and for the first time in U.S. history another Jewish American, Ken Mehlman, served as the Chair of the Republican National Committee)
The issue of dual loyalty for Jews is not confined to the U.S., but is in fact is a worldwide concern wherever Jews reside, especially if they have the enormous economic and political power they yield in this country. In England a recent poll conducted by the Anti-Defamation League found that 50% of the British public believes that Jews are more loyal to Israel than to their home country. (Ha’aretz: “Poll: 50% in U.K. think Jews more loyal to Israel than home nation”, Nov. 28, 2007
Enter Senator Joe Lieberman, an Orthodox Jew, and former Vice Presidential Candidate, dubbed the moral conscience of the Senate when he took to the Senate floor to upbraid Bill Clinton on his immorality. While he’s confused as to party loyalty, he’s not confused as to his primary allegiance to Israel, not America. A cynic would deduce that Lieberman criticized Clinton to win a Vice Presidential favor with Al Gore, could he be doing the same as he performs his pizza delivery campaign across Florida to enlist Jewish support for John McCain with the mantra: “if you love Israel, you’ll love McCain”. Why? Because McCain is the most likely candidate to attack Iran, start more wars and stay in Iraq for a thousand years as he’s publicly stated. .
Naturally, an Iran war would be at the expense of more American lives and treasure while Israel sits back gloating on its power to manipulate America, the world’s sole superpower, to pay and die for its interests.
To Israel, the Israel Lobby, many Jewish Americans who dominate the upper echelons in this nation along with Representative Tom Lantos and Senator Joe Lieberman, the two Israeli Ambassadors Extraordinaire in their respective chambers, Facts are according to one’s priorities.
These Israel Firsters have no qualms about publicly expressing their allegiance to Israel. A prime example is AIPAC’s response to the investigation of two of its members allegedly spying for Israel. In defending these alleged spies AIPAC stated that it doesn’t need spies to obtain national security information, it can meet with any official and they’ll gladly hand over America’s national secrets.
No American politician in local, state, and federal elections can hope to win if he/she expresses the slightest criticism of Israel’s “Apartheid” brutality against the Palestinians. Candidates always begin their campaigns by wooing the powerful Jewish vote, not only for money, but for media exposure. All fight to “Out-Jew and Out Israel” each other. To win in America one must be nice with Israel.
Thus all candidates vie for the label of “Best Zionist.”
In no other nation except Israel does a prominent newspaper, Ha’aretz, run a monthly evaluation of American Presidential candidates called “The Israel Factor” to see if their Zionist worthy. The latest evaluation places Giuliani first and Hilary Clinton second as best for Israel. To be worthy of Israel’s blessing, Senator Joseph Biden even went public declaring “I Am A Zionist”. To showcase their allegiance every Presidential candidate hired Jewish Neocons as their foreign policy advisors. All these advisers are Pro-Israel and Pro-Wars for Israel.
According to “The Israel Factor” Obama did not fully meet the “Zionist” criteria because he maybe a closet Muslim. Thus Obama and his Jewish handlers are launching a national campaign to discredit the allegation that he’s not Pro-Israel enough, that in fact he’s a good “goy” for Israel.
To prove his allegiance Obama sent a letter on January 22, 2008 to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Zalmay Khalilizad (a Neocon), telling him: “All of us are concerned about the impact of closed border crossings on Palestinian families. However, we have to understand why Israel is forced to do this… Israel has the right to respond…The Security Council should clearly and unequivocally condemn the rocket attacks… If it cannot bring itself to make these common sense points, I urge you to ensure that it does not speak at all” Obama also supported Israel’s devastating all out attack on Lebanon in 2006 as justified “self defense.”
What Chutzpah and power does this “cabal and faction” for Israel yield in our nation, what cowardice do our politicians have, and what ignorant silence do our citizens display.
But there is hope, Giuliani, Israel’s beloved, was humiliated in Florida despite spending millions of Jewish money. Let’s pray this is the beginning of the end of Israel power in this nation.
But what kind of Israel does Lieberman, McCain (Florida’s winner), and the other Presidential candidates support?
It’s understandable that Israeli politicians are hell bent on expelling the Palestinians from their land, but what of the moral opinions of Israel’s religious leaders, surely such Rabbis are opposed to the genocide and ethnic cleansing of the entire Palestinian population. Let’s hear their religious morality and compassion to the goyim, in this case the Palestinians. These Rabbis represent the entire spectrum of Israel’s religious diversity.
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef: Spiritual leader of Israel’s ultra-orthodox Shas Party (Israel’s 2nd largest party)
"It is forbidden to be merciful to them. You must send missiles to them and annihilate them. They are evil and damnable," (marking the Jewish festival of Passover).
— BBC: “Rabbi Calls for Annihilation of Arabs, April 10, 2001
Rabbi Yona Metzger: Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi
“called for Gazans to be transferred to the Sinai Peninsula, to a Palestinian state which he said could be constructed for them in the desert….Metzger called for Britain, the European Union and the United States to assist in the construction of a Palestinian state in Egypt’s Sinai Desert….the plan would be to "take all the poor people from Gaza to move them to a wonderful new modern country with trains buses cars, like in Arizona – we are now in a generation where you can take a desert and build a city. This will be a solution for the poor people – they will have a nice county, and we shall have our country and we shall live in peace."
— Ha’aretz, Report: “Chief Rabbi Says Move Gazans to a Palestine in Sinai”, Jan. 28, 2008
Rabbi Dov Lior:
“The day before the Israeli army shot tank shells to disperse a crowd of demonstrators in Rafah, Rabbi Dov Lior issued a ruling that killing civilians during warfare is permitted if it will save [Jewish] lives. It wasn’t just a remark. Lior’s made it an official Halachic (Jewish law) ruling. He said "The law of our Torah is to have mercy on our soldiers and to save them. This is the real moral behind Israel’s Torah and we must not feel guilty due to foreign morals.” Lior called civilians “so-called civilians”.
— Ma’ariv International, “Rabbi Lior Says It’s OK to Kill Civilians …and other rabbis are silent”, May 19, 29004
Rabbi Yousef Falay: Of the Settler Movement
“wrote an article in a Zionist magazine under the title "Ways of War", in which he called for the killing of all Palestinian males refusing to flee their country, describing his idea as the practical way to ensure the non-existence of the Palestinian race…."We have to make sure that no Palestinian individual remains under our occupation. If they (Palestinians) escape then it is good; but if anyone of them remains, then he should be exterminated", the fanatic rabbi added in his article.”
— International Middle East Media Center, “Jewish Rabbi Calls for Extermination of All Palestinian Males”, September 18, 2006
Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu: Former Sephardi Chief Rabbi
“All civilians living in Gaza are collectively guilty for Kassam attacks on Sderot, former Sephardi chief rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu has written in a letter to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert….Eliyahu ruled that there was absolutely no moral prohibition against the indiscriminate killing of civilians during a potential massive military offensive on Gaza aimed at stopping the rocket launchings….According to Jewish war ethics, wrote Eliyahu, an entire city holds collective responsibility for the immoral behavior of individuals….However, Eliyahu’s son, Shmuel Eliyahu, who is chief rabbi of Safed, said his father….advocated carpet bombing.. regardless of the price in Palestinian life….If they don’t stop after we kill 100, then we must kill a thousand," said Shmuel Eliyahu. "And if they do not stop after 1,000 then we must kill 10,000. If they still don’t stop we must kill 100,000, even a million. Whatever it takes to make them stop….In the letter, Eliyahu quoted from Psalms. "I will pursue my enemies and apprehend them and I will not desist until I have eradicated them."…Eliyahu wrote that "This is a message to all leaders of the Jewish people not to be compassionate with those who shoot [rockets] at civilians in their houses."
— Jerusalem Post, “Eliyahu advocates carpet bombing Gaza”, May 30, 2007
Senator Lieberman, to you and the Israel Lobby, to all Jews with Dual Loyalties, to all 13 Jewish Senators and 30 Representatives in Congress, to Presidential and political candidates, to the White House and Congress, to all the Jewish dominated institutions, especially the media, to all Christian Zionists, to all Pro-Israel academicians and citizens—this is the Israel you support. A nation founded by the violence of the Holocaust and by the terrorism, massacres, and ethnic cleansing of a population, Palestinian Muslims and Christians, to establish an “Apartheid” state for Jews only, a nation that has consistently thumbed its nose at the world defying all divine and human laws due to the allegiance of men like Senator Joseph Lieberman.
Despite America’s total blind carte blanche support of Israel, Israel doesn’t give a damn what America thinks or what advice it gives to its genocidal “strategic ally” as long as the American people are silent, ignorant, and complaint to Israel’s never ending demands. Americans are discovered every election cycle but than hand over control of their elected politicians when they arrive in Israel’s second capital—Washington D.C.
The American-Israeli war hero, Moshe Dayan, spoke of Israel’s disgust with America’s opinion.
"Our American friends offer us money, arms, and advice. We take the money, we take the arms, and we decline the advice." (Iron Wall, p. 316)
Connecticut, think of this: you’re taxes and children pay and die for Israel due partly to Senator Joe Lieberman’s allegiance to Israel. Recall this during his next election if he’s not already a Vice President and out of your hands with total freedom to serve his primary beloved country—Israel, America’s truest enemy. To the entire world it matters not who wins the Presidency for when it comes to Israel, that’s the flag that’s served not Old Glory.
“Right and wrong are the same in Palestine as anywhere else. What is peculiar about the Palestine conflict is that the world has listened to the party that has committed the offence and has turned a deaf ear to the victims."
— Arnold Toynbee; British Historian