By Israel Shamir
north of prosperous Hertzliya, the capital of Israeli high-tech
industry with its plentiful sushi-bars, there is a pleasant beach
below a steep, almost Pacific bank. It is an unattended shore,
without lifeguards, and it is frequented by nature-loving foreigners
and the Palestinian families on their outing to the nearby sanctuary
of Sidna (Our Master) Ali. If you will walk even further north,
beyond the signs forbidding your advance for the very real danger
of avalanche, you will find yourself in a secluded cove, a rarity
on the straight line of the Palestinian shore. It is a beautiful
place for a swim in transparent waters of the Med. Big earth-coloured
boulders guard the cove; at a second careful look you will understand
that they are not a natural formation. They are bastions of the
Crusader castle of Arsur, whose ruins rise on the plateau well
above the beach. The bastions were overturned and dropped into
the blue-green sea by Baibars, a great Arab commander, the vanquisher
of Mongols and Crusaders in 13th century.
Above: The Cove of Arsur
Some 150 years earlier, the Crusaders easily conquered the Holy
Land, and easily settled down. They built their castles and farmsteads,
married local Christian Orthodox and Armenian women, and could
live happily ever after. But they used to invite foreign adventurers
and serve as the beachhead for their landings, and proved their
inability to fit in as a good neighbour. They were given many
chances, but they blew them all and remained a potential ally
to any foreign aggressor.
the weak and feminine Levant brought forth Baibars.
It is not enough to expel the Crusaders, he ruled, for it was
tried by Saladin; but the Franks came back. The only way to get
rid of them is to destroy the shore of Palestine so they will
never be able to snatch it again. Castle after castle, settlement
after settlement, city after city, Baibars ruined the seaside
of the Holy Land: Caesarea, Askalon, Jaffa, Arsur. He regretted
it, but the alternative was an eternal warfare in the region.
Above:The overturned bastions of Arsur
It seems that history is about to repeat itself. Unless some unexpected
turn of events will occur, the sweet land of Palestine is doomed
to perdition. The German-built, US-equipped nuclear submarines
of the Jewish state poised to wreck havoc in Iran, Syria, Saudi
Arabia, make it abundantly clear there is no way Israel
will become a decent neighbour in Levant.
were given a good chance to strike root in the land of Palestine
and make peace with the native population. But they blew it.
unprovoked Israeli air strike into the depth of Syria reminded
to those who has forgotten that the Jewish state is an aggressive
entity dangerous for the region. Thirty years of calm between
Syria and Israel were dismissed by Sharons generals as of
no consequence. Nobody was fooled by their clumsy attempt to connect
Syria to the bloody act of personal vengeance meted by the young
woman from al-Halil whose brother and fiancé were murdered
and father refused medical help by the Israeli military. Insightful
Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad interpreted that
well: "Israel has been urging America to invade Syria, but
Americans seemed to be reluctant, so in order to force the US
hand, Israel carried out the air strike".
of Israel is not the problem of Palestinian suffering anymore;
it is the problem for the entire region from India to Ethiopia
(Esther, 1) and beyond. Indeed, the fifth column of Israel-supporters
instigates wars all over the world, from Chechnya to Philippines,
from North Korea to Cuba. They push the world straight into Armageddon.
John Bolton calls for takeover of Iran, Murawiec demands to beat
Saudi Arabia. The rabidly Zionist New York Post lifts its sights
to France, "one of America's ugliest enemies" led by
Chirac, "a moral pygmy whose lack of scruples is, fortunately,
balanced by a lack of courage and power." "France should
be made to suffer, strategically and financially. The French stabbed
us in the back. In response, we should skin them alive,
continues the newspaper, and judging by the Zionist record, it
is not just a figure of speech.
state is an extremely dangerous bundle of goods. It is part of
Israeli military doctrine: act crazy, and people will be scared
of you. The bogus threat of nuclear Iraq was modelled on the real
threat of nuclear Israel. Its scientists practice chemical and
biological warfare, as well. They actually tried nerve gas on
demonstrators in Gaza, and water poisoning at the siege of Acre,
as reported Abu Sitta in Al-Ahram.
is involved in a long line of kidnapping and assassinations carried
out on foreign soil. There is no immunity from the long arm of
Israel: they killed in Norway (the notorious Lillehammer affair),
they kidnapped in Rome (Vanunu affair), they bombed British library
and American consulate (Lavon affair), they sunk USS Liberty,
they tried to assassinate Joseph Mugabe, they probably assassinated
the anti-Zionist US Secretary of State James Forrestol, were involved
in the assassination of President Kennedy, as Michael Collins
Piper in the Final Judgment makes clear, for the American president
insisted on nuclear disarmament of Israel. Recent assassination
of Anna Lindh, the Swedish Foreign Minister, who supported boycott
of Israel, still remains a mystery.
not particularly secretive: today we know who assassinated Count
Bernadotte in 1948, and who committed mass murder of German POW
in 1946, and who murdered the Egyptian POWs in 1956, for their
perpetrators boast about it. Tomorrow we shall know who did other
atrocities. But our knowledge wont help, for Israel is a
safe haven for criminals. Whenever caught red-handed, Israel brushed
away the world public opinion, for as Ben Gurion, our first Prime
Minister said, what the goyim say is of no importance, only
what the Jews do is of importance.
record refreshed by the air strike on Syria and the preparation
for nuclear strike on Iran proves there is no way to make Israel
a suitable member of the community of nations. It also answers
the question whether the peace efforts and attempts to roll Israel
back to its old borders are still relevant. They are not. In borders
of 67, 48 or 73, Israel remains a bridgehead
of aggression, a threat to world peace and a physical threat to
world leaders. Like the bloodthirsty sect of Assassins, who once
plagued the region, Israel-supporters undermine or murder better
rulers, and support weaklings who are prepared to act on their
orders. Israels withdrawal from the West Bank will not change
its nature. The leopard cant change his spots, as Jeremiah
the prophet had said (13:23).
behaviour is partly connected to the Jewish superiority complex,
and its consequence, the apartheid structure. The South Africa
before Mandela also was involved in destruction of its neighbours,
Mozambique and Namibia, and in many plots elsewhere in Africa.
This superiority complex should be treated by dismantling the
apartheid state. The events of last year proved it beyond reasonable
doubt. Dismantlement by peaceful means of democratisation is the
only viable alternative to Israels otherwise inevitable
ruination. While bringing the brinkmanship policy to the level
of calculated madness, Israeli leaders failed to predict
they will bring to life a whole generation that does not care
whether they are dead or alive.
recently, fear of Israeli retaliation kept its adversaries at
bay. In 1991, the Iraqi president Saddam Hussein had powerful
WMD, but he did not use it against Israel, for he did not feel
desperate. He believed the threat of Israel to destroy Iraq if
he uses WMD. He thought that he can survive the defeat. He did
not understand that Israeli idea of war is drawn on the Jewish
religious tradition that knows no mercy. If Saddam would know
that bodies of his tortured sons would lie in a Baghdad morgue,
that he would be turned into a homeless refugee, that his country
will be ruined by ten years of sanctions and afterwards become
prey to Zionist invader, he might be well tempted to do the Samson
solution, and take the Jewish state with him into nether regions
Hussein is gone, but by now, every leader in the world knows what
he should expect if Israel asks its American Golem for his head.
Paradoxically, the very cruelty of Israel turned its threat into
an empty sound, for if they will do their worst anyway, it makes
no sense to surrender to their demands.
of Israel repeated the folly of Napoleon in Jaffa. In 1799, the
young Corsican general crossed the Sinai desert and marched north
into Palestine. Rafah and Ramleh surrendered to his troops, for
the Palestinian soldiers saw no reason to fight the passing European
force. Napoleon proceeded to the port of Jaffa, where six thousand
strong garrison of the city also preferred to surrender. They
thought they will be disarmed and sent home, to their villages,
but Napoleon was reluctant to leave so many enemy soldiers behind
his lines and ordered to kill them all. It took the French three
days to kill such mass of people. They were brought in groups
from the Armenian St Nicolas Convent to the shore and bayoneted.
this massacre, all Palestine took to weapons. Napoleons
troops were ambushed at every orange grove, and when he came to
the walls of Acre, there was no talk of surrender. People understood
that it just makes no sense. They could as well die fighting.
After a few months of fruitless efforts, Napoleon turned back,
leaving his wounded soldiers to be slaughtered by advancing enemy.
In the gentrified centre of Jaffa, there is a squat papiermache
figure of le petit caporal in his triangular hat reminding the
tourists and the locals of backfiring nature of cruelty, but probably
the Israeli leaders did not pay it sufficient attention when their
policies brought the country on the brink of destruction.
feeling of looming disaster is one of the unmentioned reasons
behind the One State Solution we proposed and advocated.
True, one state would be good for the Palestinians;
it would be good for Israelis. But a new partition, Two States
solution could also alleviate the Palestinian suffering, as Prof
Neumann and many moderate peace activists rightly noted. It could
be even preferred by the Israeli and Palestinian elites, though
an independent state in the West Bank and Gaza wont solve
the problem of refugees. However, in no way the partition would
alleviate the threat to the world peace poised by the rogue Jewish
state, and it wont prevent the imminent disaster in the
smaller Jewish state will be the seat of Mossad and its assassination
unit, Kidon. Even a smaller Jewish state will possess nuclear
weapons. Even a smaller Jewish state will be poisoned by its deeply
rooted and extremely xenophobic ideology, and will remain a source
of ideological contamination. Even a smaller Jewish state will
be heavily involved in politics of subversion from Moscow to Washington,
DC. And then, it is just a question of time, when a pushed too
far leader of a state be it North Korea, Iran, Egypt, or
Russia - will remember the bodies of Saddam sons and decide
to follow the path of Baibars and of Mongol sultans who removed
the Assassins from their eagle nests. For without Israel, the
US forces would hang around their bases in Georgia and Texas instead
of seeking the Jew-haters in the five continents. Demise of Israel
is inevitable; the only question whether it will be forcibly removed
and the land destroyed, or it will be peacefully absorbed in the
in the Holy Land it is not only a moral demand; it is the
only way to save the country of approaching destruction. Not us,
not the do-gooders or peace-lovers, but the inevitable course
of events leads us to the choice: equality or death.
cruelty, vengefulness and inability to respect others called hundreds
of Palestinians to the horrible martyrdom. If, or rather when
a potential martyr will be equipped with a miniaturised nuclear
device instead of home-made dynamite, the sad story of the Jewish
state will be over.
belt of Israel is quite small, and just two well-placed half-megaton
nuclear devices can wipe it off the face of Earth. It is possible
that in its last throes, it will make true its threat vocalised
by Prof van Crefeld of Hebrew University and go down by
taking the world along, for Israeli nuclear weapons are
trained, according to van Crefeld, at European capitals, as well
as on the neighbours. But no amount of security measures will
be able to stop a nuclear suicide bomber, and she may disregard
the fate of people who failed to protect her and her family.
some years later, the ruins of Tel Aviv will blend smoothly with
the ruins of Arsur.