Counter Zionism

 “The best hope that Gaza has is if the riots and protests still erupting across the West Bank turn into a full-scale Third Intifada, the protests in Egypt become the basis for the final demolition of the Mubarak regime, and the rest of the Middle East explodes in rebellion.Lenin;Blogger

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Do street protests really count? Do images of carnage and of mothers crying out their pain and sorrow really change any? Do experiences of the recent past taught the world any lessons?

 Rami Zurayk blogging on Land & People deplores:

“Hundreds of thousands demonstrated in London against Tony Blair’s decision to join the US in the Iraq war. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi victims later, the UK is still in Iraq, Labor is still in government and they made Blair a special peace envoy. In Palestine no less.

We worked and worked and worked for Nahr el Bared since day one of the war on the camp in 2007. Hundreds of people offered food and clothes and money. We channelled all that to the 30,000 refugees. We organized vigils, campaigns, talks. We rallied international support.

The camp is still destroyed, and there is no money to rebuild it in spite of all the pledges. The refugees are refugees again. The houses are still without walls, windows or heat.”

What I know from years of personal struggle, is that you learn more from your enemy especially when he seems to be winning.

What is the smartest way of defeating an octopus enemy like Israel whose  tentacles and strategies of attack are so multifaceted, adaptable, and far reaching?

Steady and disciplined steps may lead to what I would momentarily, and for semantic convenience, call: Counter-Zionism.

First, there must be a phase of learning from your enemy’s successes, for Zionism, as much as I despise it for the racist, proto-fascist ideology it represents, is an interesting phenomenon. It has achieved in a relatively short period of time an ever lasting reality deeply affecting international relations. It has succeeded in federating much of the Jewish people under its umbrella whilst in the beginning (at the end of the nineteenth century,) Jews were mostly left leaning and attached to their home countries.

Money of course helped the movement quickly reach its goals, but money would have worth nothing without the ideological basis and the network of financial and logistical support that it received.

I’m not going to embark into a lengthy and boring forensic dissection of the history of Zionism because I want to elaborate on what can be practically learned from it, hopefully receiving help from any reader passing by (although I know this site’s popularity figures should convince me to have much less ambitious schemes).

So, a Counter-Zionist movement should learn from Zionism itself and the steps as I imagine them are: First theoretical. Second, ideological. Third, logistical. And last, practical.

With the caveat that terrorist tactics used by Zionism since its inception and still today, should be utterly rejected.

 

To Be Continued.

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5 thoughts on “Counter Zionism

  1. Have you ever considered that you’ve got it all wrong? Israel has been destroying Hamas with great precision. Clearly, they haven’t done all that from aerial surveillance, but because a large number of Palestinians are disgusted with Hamas and pass information on to the Israelis – not necessarily because they love Israelis, but because they don’t want to live under Hamas’ rule. Ceasing the offensive now and letting Hamas live on – wouldn’t that be a betrayal of the Palestinians?

  2. Solomon 2

    With great precision ? You’re having a laugh?
    Children killed in their beds; innocent civilians buried alive under the rubble of their houses; whole families bombarded while trying to escape the fire; whole residential neighbourhoods reduced to rubble; mosques, schools, universities attacked. How is that for precision ?

    I conclude that either you’re stupid or you’re seriously deluded as to think that Isarel is bombarding the hell out of one of the most populated places on earth, because it cares for Palestinians and doesn’t want to betray them. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at that?

    For your knowledge: It was the Palestinians who in great number, and in a completely transparent and democratic process, chose Hamas to lead them. What’s more; what the Palestinians like or dislike is NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS!

    I think you should take some rest of quite and stop uttering rubbish.

  3. OBAMA WILL BE TESTED

    Biden is correct, some foreign leader is going to try the steel of Obama, but which foreign leader will it be? Will it be Russia, Iran, China, or North Korea? None of the above. It will be Israel. The forces of evil have already raised its ugly head. What Obama wanted to do with world diplomacy, re-establishing the credibility of the US especially in the Muslim world, Israel is making that extremely difficult. President Bush has already blamed the victims (Gaza) and justified the perpetrators (Israel) for the violence in Gaza. That is the same as a woman being brutally rape and the judge arrest the woman and blames her for allowing the rapist to rape her. The people of Gaza are being killed with American made and American donated F-16 fighter jets, GPS-guided GBU-39 smart bombs, and Tanks. Why is it that every time Israel raid Gaza, Ramallah, Hebron, or Lebanon , the United States that pays? What was Israel doing at 911? They were in Ramallah doing the same thing that they are doing in Gaza now. It was the unbalance America foreign policy in the Middle East that caused 911 and led the US into the Iraq war. According to Bush advisor Philip Zelikow “the IRAQ war was launched to protect Israel.” The only problem is that Americans are giving their lives and Israel politicians are laughing all the way to the bank. This unbalance policy has also caused the US to lose its credibility and positive standing in the World as well as thousands of lives. Is America going to allow Israeli politicians and American Zionist Lobbyists to continue to put the American people in harms way? Yes, Muslims worldwide will continue to say “no justice no peace” Christians worldwide should also cry out and condemn the actions of Israel. When will the US foreign policy in the Middle East be fair and balance? When are the American politicians going to say enough is enough? Will Obama be fair and balance? Or will Obama be controlled by AIPAC and the Jewish lobby?

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