Was Israel Ever Legitimate?

by Jeff Gates / April 8th, 2010

The
history of Israel as a geopolitical fraud will fill entire libraries as
those defrauded marvel at how so few deceived so many for so long.
Those duped include many naive Jews who—even now—identify their
interests with this extremist enclave.

Israeli leaders are wrong to worry about “de-legitimization.” They
are right to fear that a long-deceived public is fast realizing that
Israel’s founding was key to an ongoing deception.

The Invention of the Jewish People did not begin with
Shlomo Sand’s 2009 bestseller by that title. There was no Exile says
this Jewish scholar. Nor was there an Exodus. So how could there be a
Return, the core premise of Israeli statehood?

If this patch of Palestinian land never rightly belonged to a
mythical Jewish People, what then for the legitimacy of the “Jewish
homeland.” And for that depiction by British Foreign Secretary Arthur
Balfour in his November 1917 letter to Lord Rothschild?

Were Christians likewise seduced by Sunday school teachings reliant
on the phony findings of Biblical archeologist William Albright? Shlomo
Sand chronicles how in the 1920s Albright interpreted every excavation
in Palestine to “reaffirm the Old Testament and thereby the New.”

In 1948, President Harry Truman, a Christian Zionist, was advised by
Secretary of State George Marshall not to recognize this enclave as a
state. This WWII general assured Truman that he would vote against
him—and did.

That military tradition resurfaced in January 2010 when General
David Petraeus dispatched a team to brief Admiral Michael Mullen,
chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on the perils that Israel still
poses to U.S. national security. Mullen was reportedly shocked.1

He should not have been surprised. Such insights are hardly new.
More than six decades ago the Joint Chiefs of Staff cautioned Truman
about the “fanatical concepts of the Jewish leaders” and their plans
for “Jewish military and economic hegemony over the entire Middle
East.”

In December 1948, Albert Einstein and 27 prominent Jews urged us
“not to support this latest manifestation of fascism.” They warned that
a “Leader State” was the goal of the “terrorist party” that has
governed Israel over all but a handful of the past 62 years.

The Joint Chiefs foresaw the “Zionist strategy will seek to involve
[the U.S.] in a continuously widening and deepening series of
operations intended to secure maximum Jewish objectives.”

Soon after Truman recognized Israel, his presidential campaign train
was “refueled” by Zionist Jews with $400,000 in contributions ($3.6
million in 2010 dollars). Soon thereafter, Israel betrayed the U.S. by
allying with the British and the French to invade Egypt.

Though London and Paris soon abandoned the operation, months more
were required to dissuade Tel Aviv from pursuing their expansionist
agenda then—as now—for Greater Israel.

Outraged by Israeli duplicity, Eisenhower sought help to rein them
in. He soon found that even then (as now) the Israel lobby dominated
Congress. Thus the former Supreme Allied Commander appeared on
television with an appeal directly to the American people. Then—unlike
now—a U.S. Commander in Chief threatened to reduce assistance to Israel.

To revamp Israel’s tattered image, New York public relations expert Edward Gottlieb retained novelist Leon Uris to write Exodus. Jewish Zionists have routinely proven themselves skilled storytellers and masterful mythmakers.

This 1958 bestseller was translated into dozens of languages and
quickly made into a movie for the 1960 Christmas season starring Paul
Newman and featuring Peter Lawford, brother-in-law of the just-elected
President John F. Kennedy.2

The Myth of a Loyal Ally

Phil Tourney survived the June 8, 1967 Israeli attack on the USS Liberty
that left 34 Americans dead and 175 wounded. The region-wide dynamics
accompanying that provocative Six-Day land grab guaranteed the
conflicts that remain so perilous to U.S. national security.

It was during this Israeli operation that Tourney gave a
one-fingered salute to armed Israeli troops as they hovered in
helicopters over the USS Liberty while preparing to rappel to the deck and, he surmises, kill the survivors and sink the ship.

Just then the captain aboard a nearby U.S. carrier scrambled jets to
assist a vessel under attack by an “ally.” When Israeli intelligence
intercepted the transmission, the helicopters fled only to have
President Lyndon Johnson and Defense Secretary Robert McNamara recall
our fighters.

Soon thereafter, Israeli torpedo boats pulled alongside the USS Liberty
to inquire if those aboard needed assistance. Those same boats had just
blown a hole in the hull, killing 25 Americans. Israeli machine-gunners
had then strafed stretcher-bearers, firemen, life rafts and even the
fire hoses—all clear war crimes. Only then did this ally display the
chutzpah to ask if our servicemen required assistance.

Had that notorious land grab failed to advance the narrative of
Israel as the victim, what might be the condition of U.S. national
security today? Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently
conceded the duplicity that continues to typify this “special
relationship.”

As he confessed: “Our policy on Jerusalem is the same policy
followed by all Israeli governments for 42 years, and it has not
changed. As far as we are concerned, building in Jerusalem is the same
as building in Tel Aviv.”

In other words, the 1967 war was neither defensive nor preemptive
but an outright taking of land that, one year later, Tel Aviv
acknowledged as precisely what concerned the Pentagon 62 years ago.

In effect, Netanyahu confirmed that this relationship reflects
multi-decade premeditation. The U.S. has since discredited itself by
protecting this “ally” from the rule of law for its taking and brutal
occupation of land that rightly belongs to others.

Even now, few know that Mathilde Krim, a former Irgun operative, was
“servicing” our Commander-in-Chief in the White House the night the
1967 war began. Her husband, Arthur, then chaired the finance committee
for the Democratic National Committee.

Even now, few Americans know the role in that cover-up played by
Admiral John McCain, Jr. Or the role still played in this sordid
history by his son, Republican Senator John McCain III.3

Are those who champion this “state” the same belief-makers
responsible for the myth of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction? Iraqi
meetings in Prague? Iraqi mobile biological weapons laboratories?
High-level Iraqi contacts with Al Qaeda? Iraqi yellowcake uranium from
Niger?

Was any of that intelligence legitimate? Whose interests were served
by deceiving the U.S. to wage war in the Middle East? By the Suez
Crisis? By the Six-Day War? By covering up the attack on the USS
Liberty?

Adhering to an Enemy?

How are U.S. interests served by treating Israel as a legitimate
state? When was Israeli behavior anything other than duplicitous? At
what point do we concede the common source of the storylines foisted on
an imperiled global public?

Who created the narrative that saw us segue seamlessly from a global
Cold War to a global War on Terrorism? Remember the promise of a
post-Cold War “peace dividend”? Who induced the U.S. to wage a war
whose costs could total $3 trillion, including $700 billion in interest?

Why is debt always the prize? At the end of WWII, the U.S. was home
to 50% of the world’s productive power. Were we induced to hollow out
our economy by the same consensus-shapers that induced us to wage war
in the Middle East?

Do these devastating dynamics trace to a common source?

Who benefits from the “Islamo” fascist narrative? Whose storyline—really—is The Clash of Civilizations? Who has long spied on the U.S. and routinely transferred to other nations our most sensitive defense technologies?

Who had the means, motive, opportunity and, importantly, the stable
nation state intelligence required to perpetrate such a debilitating
fraud from inside the U.S. government? And from inside other
governments that joined the “coalition of the willing”?

If not Israel and its supporters—who? In effect, are those now
advocating an “unbreakable bond” with Israel giving aid and comfort to
an enemy within?

Israel is right to worry. It was never legitimate. As both an
enabler and a target of this fraud, the U.S. has an obligation to
concede its source—and to secure the weapons of mass destruction now
under the control of this enclave.

  1. See: “The Petraeus Briefing.” []
  2. See: “Time for an American Intifada?” []
  3. See: “McCain Family Secret: The Cover-up.” []

Jeff Gates is author of Guilt By Association, Democracy at Risk, and The Ownership Solution. Read other articles by Jeff, or visit Jeff’s website.

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