Monday, October 9, 2023

Modi and Netanyahu: Two Sides of The Same Coin

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently tweeted that he is "shocked by the news of terrorist attacks in Israel", adding that "We stand in solidarity with Israel at this difficult hour".  This tweet was posted immediately after the Hamas militants' unprecedented attack on Israel by air, land and sea. Modi's critics have noted that he has yet to tweet any condemnation of months-long killings of his fellow countrymen in Manipur which are continuing unabated. Nor has he issued any similar condemnation of the long and brutal Israeli military occupation of Gaza and the West Bank. To those who know Modi, his reaction makes sense given the similarities between Modi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Both leaders are extreme right-wing divisive politicians. Modi is a Hindu Supremacist and Netanyahu is a Jewish Supremacist. Both have a long history of murdering large numbers of Muslims living under their rule. Both are pursuing settler colonial policies; Modi in Kashmir and Netanyahu in Palestine

India's Narendra Modi and Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu in New Delhi. Source: BBC 

Indians, particularly Hindu Nationalists, have suffered from what Shashi Tharoor calls "India's Israel Envy". Here's an excerpt of Tharoor's piece published in "Project Syndicate" in January 2009:  

"Yet, when Indians watch Israel take the fight to the enemy, killing those who launched rockets against it and dismantling many of the sites from which the rockets flew, some cannot resist wishing that they could do something similar in Pakistan. India understands, though, that the collateral damage would be too high, the price in civilian lives unacceptable, and the risks of the conflict spiraling out of control too acute to contemplate such an option. So Indians place their trust in international diplomacy and watch, with ill-disguised wistfulness, as Israel does what they could never permit themselves to do". 

In a piece titled "The Settler Colonial Alliance of India and Israel" published in The Nation, Indian journalist Deeksha Udupa interviewed Azad Essa,  author of “Hostile Homelands” – The new alliance between India and Israel". Here's what Essa told Udupa:  

"Kashmir is a perfect example of another region being turned into a sort of testing ground (for Israeli weapons and methods). Both India and Israel already share many tactics. They both attack journalists and criminalize civil society. They both exercise collective punishment on Palestinians and Kashmiris. They both maim protesters. In Palestine, protesters are shot in the limbs. In Kashmir, protesters are blinded by lead pellets. Israeli drones, sensors, surveillance, and machine guns are all there, and Israeli methods of controlling the population have long existed in Kashmir—so much so that India is now producing some of these Israeli weapons in factories across India.". 

Azad Essa argues that the Israeli occupation of Palestine has served as a model that Indians are replicating in Kashmir.  He says that Israeli weapons, developed and field tested on Palestinians, have been used in Kashmir.  Here are a couple of excerpts from his book "Hostile Homelands: The New Alliance Between India and Israel":   :

"So how did India, which once considered Zionism a form of racism, become Israel’s number one weapons trade buyer, accounting for 42% of Israel’s arms exports since Modi came to power in 2014?* How did India, the first non-Arab state to recognize the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and one of the leaders of the Non-Aligned Movement that opposed colonialism and apartheid, simultaneously maintain its colonial occupation of Kashmir since 1947 and metamorphose into extolling Israel’s settlements as a model to colonize Kashmir with its own Indian settlers?"

"In the days leading to August 5, 2019 and in the weeks and months to come, Kashmir became a site of unfathomable cruelty. Thousands of Kashmiris were detained; pro-India politicians were placed under house arrest, pro-freedom leaders as well as minors were rounded up and thrown in jail. Young boys were shipped off to Indian prisons 1,500km away in Agra and Varanasi. Foreign journalists and international human rights groups were banned from access to Kashmir. The region was placed under a complete communication blackout. Cellular phones, Internet, landline services, and even the postal services were dismantled. News traveled by word of mouth. Journalists compressed photos and video onto memory cards and smuggled them out with passengers en route to Delhi. Schools, offices, banks, and businesses were closed for months. Life came to a standstill". 

Here's India's JNU Professor speaking about illegal Indian occupation of Kashmir, Manipur and Nagaland:

https://youtu.be/KWp1E8xrY5E


 


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43 comments:

Vineeth said...

Though the parallels between the politics of Modi and Netanyahu is undeniable, I beg to differ about the extent of supposed similarity in Israel's approach to Palestine and India's approach to Kashmir. What I find particularly reprehensible in Israel's policy is that they are neither willing to implement a two-state solution (because they want to grab West Bank and Gaza) nor are they willing to grant Israeli citizenship to Palestinians (since that would turn Jews into a minority in Israel). On the other hand, the "official" Indian policy with regard to Kashmir from the Congress times has been that it will not tolerate separatism there (or in any other territory under its control), but would treat Kashmiris as Indian citizens. India has not expelled Kashmiris from their homes or made them refugees like Israel did with Palestinians. There is repression of separatist politics, of course, but beyond that there isn't anything near apartheid or genocide. Kashmiris may have lost a lot of their political rights at present, but they still live in their own homes and carry on with their daily lives.

That said, I do not deny that Modi had a plan to change the demographic of Kashmir by encouraging Hindus from outside the state to settle there, but the plan truned out to be a failure. People who received the controversial residency certificates chose to settle in the Hindu-majority Jammu region and not the Muslim-majority Kashmir valley due to economic and security reasons. His plan to settle the exiled Kashmiri pandit communities in West Bank-style settlements too failed as the pandits weren't interested.

From an Indian perspective, I would consider Modi's Kashmir strategy so far as a hit-and-miss. Violence, stone pelting and separatist attacks have come down drastically and tourists are once again flocking to the valley. In security terms, there is a visible improvement and both the Kashmir region and LoC is far more peaceful than Balochistan, KP and Af-Pak border, for example. However there is still simmering discontent about the status-quo and I am not quite sure of the road forward, at least as regards to what the Modi govt has in mind.

Kashmir is a political issue that needs a political solution. At some point India and Pakistan will have to sit and talk. Compromises will have to be made by both sides. Pakistan would need to accept that India is not going to take any radical step (such as a plebiscite) that could lead to India losing its control over the region. And considering the growing disparity in economic strengths of both countries, it is highly unlikely that Pakistan can force India into any major concessions either. India on the other hand would need to realize that capturing AJK or GB without triggering a destructive war would remain a pipe dream, and that some measure of political autonomy needs to be granted to Kashmir within the framework of the Indian constitution. Musharraf's formula requires a second look. Both India and Pakistan can start by confidence building measures like a mutual agreement to abandon sponsorship of separatist groups (in Balochistan and Kashmir respectively) and then proceed to gradually demilitarize the border. A political solution can then be worked out by giving autonomy to AJK, GB, J&K and Ladakh and allow trade and people-to-people contacts.

But keeping in mind Pakistan's ongoing political and economic turmoil, I guess Modi's strategy at the moment seems to be to wait it out and see how far Pakistan's negotiating position will be weakened.

CP Trivedi said...

Dear Riaz,
You want to say if Pakistan attacks Modi will conquer Pakistan

Riaz Haq said...

CP: "You want to say if Pakistan attacks Modi will conquer Pakistan"

I am not sure if it's possible to bring delusional Modi Bhakts like you to see reality as it exists.

But let me try anyway:

Both India and Pakistan are armed with nuclear weapons.

If they are foolish enough to go to war with each other, both of them lose, and so do their people, including the crazy Modi-loving Hindutva saffron brigade.

Vineeth said...

CP Trivedi, Of what use is Modi conquering Pakistan if Delhi and Mumbai become smouldering ruins in the aftermath of a nuclear strike? Sure, we can bomb Lahore and Karachi too. But at the end of the day there are no victors in a nuclear war, only losers. Both India and Pakistan have enough nuclear weapons and their delivery systems that can annihilate each others' population centers many times over. I do not think Pakistan is reckless enough to attack India, and I hope Modi is not that foolish to start a full-fledged war with Pakistan either.

SAMIR SARDANA said...

PALESTINIANS WERE VICTIMS FOR LAST 75 YEARS

JEWS DESERVE A NATION ! BUT WHERE ?

MOSSAD HAS BOMBED IRAN ENOUGH ! WILL IAF BOMB IRAN ? HOW ? BY OVERFLYING SAUDI OR LAUNCHING FROM US CARRIERS !

NO CHANCE !

HEZB IS WAITING FOR IDF TO MOVE INTO GAZA ! IN 2021 HAMAS HAD NO ADS ! NOW THEY HAVE ADS ! IDF CHOPPERS WILL BE SHOT DOWN IF THEY PROVIDE COVER TO IDF INFANTRY IN GAZA !

AFTER BOGGING DOWN IDF, IN GAZA - HEZB WILL MAKE A MOVE ! IRAN HAS ALREADY TOLD HEZB TO PREPARE !

HAMAS HAS MADE A MASTER MOVE ON GEO POLITIC CHESS BOARD !

THE SAUDI -ISRAELI GRAND DEAL IS OFF !

BURIED !

US HAS TO ARM ISRAELIS AND SHIFT FROM UKRAINE ! US HAS TO NOW DEVOTE THEIR TIME ON ISRAEL

PUTIN HAS FREE RUN IN UKRAINE AND US HAS PAUSED ARMS AID TO UKRAINE !

AND IF A THIRD FRONT IS OPENED UP CHINA IN SCS ! THAT WILL BE DIVINE !

NOTE THE TIMING OF HAMAS !

US CANNOT AFFORD OIL SHOCK !

OIL SHOCK WIL PUSH US INTO RECESSION !

OIL SHOCK IS WHAT PUTIN WANTS ! AS THAT WILL SINK EU AND US

OIL SHOCK WILL BOOST IRAN !

AND IRAN HAS POCKETED 6 BILLION USD FROM US

SO ISRAEL WILL HAVE A POLITICAL DEFEAT AND MAY ALSO SUFFER A MILITARY DEFEAT !

US WILL NOT SEND TROOPS INTO GAZA OR ISRAEL OR IRAN !

KIDNAPPING KIDS AND WOMEN IS TERROR - BUT TERROR IS A WAR STRATEGY USED BY THE US IN IRAQ/ VIET AND KABUL !

AND IN DEUTERONOMY AND NUMBERS

(Deuteronomy 21:10-14 NAB)

“When you go out to war against your enemies and the LORD, your God, delivers them into your hand, so that you take captives, if you see a comely woman among the captives and become so enamored of her that you wish to have her as wife,you may take her home to your house. But before she may live there, she must shave her head and pare her nails and lay aside her captive’s garb. After she has mourned her father and mother for a full month, you may have relations with her,and you shall be her husband and she shall be your wife. However, if later on you lose your liking for her, you shall give her her freedom, if she wishes it; but you shall not sell her or enslave her, since she was married to you under compulsion.”

(Numbers 31:15-18)

And Moses said unto them, Have ye saved all the women alive? … Now therefore “kill every male” among the “little ones”, and “kill every woman”, that “hath known man”, by lying with him.
But all the women children, that “have not known a man”, by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.

ISRAEL HAD HIRED 800 RABBIS TO CHANT INCANTATIONS IN AL AQSA FOR ITS DESTRUCTION - A FEW MONTHS AGO !

THAT WAS THE PRETEXT FOR HAMAS - AND WILL BE FOR HEZB AND ALL ARABS !

SO IT WAS PLANNED BY MOSSAD THAT WAY ! MOSSAD KNEW IT ALL ALONG ! IT IS NOT AN INT FAILURE!

THE PROVOCATION WAS DELIBERATE AS BENJAMIN IS A PART OF RIGHT WING COALITION !

THE RABBIS ARM TWISTED HIM ! THE RIGHT WING COALITION IS ULTRA ORTHODOX AND BELIEVE THAT STARTING AN APOCALYPTIC WAR - WILL LEAD TO SALVATION ! dindooohindoo

Ahmed said...


Dear Sir

Thanks for starting this new and interesting blog , in this blog it says :
“ Modi is a Hindu Supremacist and Netanyahu is a Jewish Supremacist”.

My comment :

Sir do you think it is right to call PM Netanyahu as a Jewish supremacist “?

Don’t you think he should be called as “ ZIONIST” as their are many Jews in different parts of the world who actually don’t support Isreal and neither they accept what Isreali forces are doing in Gaza and Palestine .

Their are many Jews who don’t like Zionism which is an extreme political movement and political ideology which extremist Jews support .

SAMIR SARDANA said...

FOR MR AHMED

"Their are many Jews who don’t like Zionism which is an extreme political movement and political ideology which extremist Jews support ."

WRONG AND PUERILE

THERE ARE 3 CLASSES OF JEWS ! JUDAISM IS A RELIGION ! MOSES WAS AN ABYSSINIAN,SOLOMON WAS NOT !

SO THE "RACE" OF THE JEWS IS KEY TO UNDERSTAND THEIR PHILOSOPHY

1- ASHKENAZI
2- KHAZARI
3- THE REST (WHO DON'T COUNT)

THE 1ST 2 ARE THE RULERS AND THE WARRIOR CLASS ! THEY HAVE RULED ISRAEL ALWAYS AND DOMINATED JEWISH POLITY AND MILITARY

IGNORE MAIMONIDES - AS HE WAS A PHILOSOPHER AND THEOLGIAN

READ THE HISTORY OF 1 AND 2 ABOVE, AND ALL WILL BE CLEAR

SAMIR SARDANA said...

SPEAKING OF BENJY AND PANWARI BANIA CHAIWALA MODI

BENJY FOUGHT A WAR AND LOST A FAMILY MEMBER ! CHAIWALA IS A PANWARI BANIA !

WHATEVER STARTED IN G20 OF CHAIWALA IN DELHI WAS DOOMED !

1 BIG ACE OF CHAIWALA BANIA IN G20, ,WAS India-Middle East-Europe corridor !

THE CRUX OF THAT CORRIDOR WAS HAIFA WHICH IS BOUGHT BY AN INDIAN - ADANI !

NOW THAT CORRIDOR IS BLOWN APART !

ISRAEL CANNOT SECURE ITS PEOPLE FRON HAMAS ! WILL IT SECURE HAIFA ?

ANYTHING TOUCHED BY CHAIWALA,IS CURSED !

IS IT COINCIDENCE THAT JUST AFTER G20,THIS DISASTER OCCURRED ,AND CHAIWALA THE JUMPING JACKASS, THOUGHT HE WAS A STATESMAN !

CHAIWALA DOES NOT GET IT !

IN A FEW YEARS,HAMAS ROCKETS FROM SOUTH,WILL REACH HAIFA, IN THE NORTH ! HEZBOLLAH CAN REACH HAIFA,AS OF NOW !

ONLY A FOOL WILL USE THE HAIFA LINK TO EUROPE, OR A CHAIWALA !

HAMAS HAS KILLED MANY BIRDS WITH 1 STONE ! TOO MUCH OF A COINCIDENCE ! dindooohindoo

Ahmed said...


Mr. Samir

What knowledge do Pakistanis have about Isreal and Palestine ? Emotional and hopeless people of Pakistan start viewing the issue of Palestine and Isreal from Islamic and Muslim lense . But unfortunately most people in Pakistan are not aware of the fact that mostly if not completely the issue between Isreal and Palestine is actually based on historical and political differences between both nations of Isreal and Palestine .

Zionism which you actually talk about is actually a political ideology and political movement . It is not closely related with any religious movements of the Jews . Most of the Zionist whom you see in these worlds are extremist Jews who believe in having a seperate homeland for Jews and inorder to achieve a seperate and independent homeland for Jews the political struggle actually was started by some of the Jewish leaders and politicians who were settled in Europe .

So Zionism actually doesn’t really has to do anything with the doctrine of Judaism .

Every Zionist is a Jew but not every Jew is a Zionist .


Ahmed said...

Mr. Samir

How can prophet Moses ( pbuh ) be Abyssinian ? Abyssinian’s are actually the historical and ancient people of Africa which is presently called “ ETHOPIA”.

At the time of Prophet Muhammad ( pbuh ) when he recieved revelations from God and started preaching them to people of Makkah and some of his followers who became Muslims after embracing Islam were ordered by God to migrate to Abyssinia’s with Prophet ( pbuh ) to escape the persecutions and oppressions of the leaders and politicians of Makkah who were actually Quraishi .

Abyssinia is historically an African region . Are you saying that Moses ( pbuh ) was actually an African ?

Moses ( pbuh ) was from the linage of Prophet Isaac and Solomon ( pbuh ) who was also a messenger or prophet of God actually belonged to the linage of Isaac ( pbuh ).

Ahmed said...

Dear Sir Riaz

I was just replying to the comment of Mr . Samir . Pls check this instagram of a politically motivated Jew whose name is Rody Rochman . He is from Isreal and he claims to be a Zionist . He visited Dubai recently and he took interviews of many Pashtuns and pathans living in Dubai and he even confirmed from these Pathan’s living in Dubai that they are actually decendents of one of the lost tribes of Isreal . Many Pasthuns whether belonging to Afghanistan or Pakistan shy away from openly claiming that they descent from one of the lost tribes of Isreal because of security reasons but some of these Pathan’s do without fear accept that they actually decent from one of the lost tribes of Isreal .

Thanks

Ahmed said...

Dear Sir Riaz

Not just Rody Rochman who is a politically motivated Isreali that confirms that Pathans actually descend from the linage of lost tribes of Isreal but even some Jewish scholars ( Rabbis) who claim that Pathan’s are actually decendents of one of the lost tribes of Isreal .

Sir this is a very interesting and informative topic . If you want and like you can make a blog about it and this can be great learning experience for others .

This kind of connection between Pathan’s of Pakistan and Isrealis and Jews can actually play an important role in setting up a diplomatic relations between Isreal and Pakistan in the future .

As you might have seen that recently their were clashes and conflict between Hamas and Isreal . Sir don’t you think that if diplomatic relations start between Isreal and Pakistan , their can be a possibility of improvement in the relations of Isreal with Arab countries ? Don’t you think that Isreali governments might change their mind and attitude towards Palestinians after when Pakistan accepts Isreal and sets up diplomatic relations with it ?

Don’t you think Sir that recondition of Isreal by Pakistan and later setting up of diplomatic relations between Isreal and Pakistan . Pakistan can play a vital role in resolving the conflict and issues between Palestine and Isreal as Pakistan is the only independent and democratic Muslim country in the world ?


Thanks

Ahmed said...

Dear Sir Riaz

As you mashallah are American citizen and have lived in America for many many years . You have a great opportunity as you can visit Isreal .

Any foreigner who lives in America and has American citizenship can travel to Isreal and as far as I know they don’t even need visa to travel and enter Isreal .

So you mashallah have a great opportunity that you and your family has American citizenship and you can visit Isreal and have a great experience of touring historical places in Isreal which have close connection with Islam and Judaism . You can also visit Bait Lehem and Bait Ul Maqdas in Palestine .

I personally met a Canadian Pakistani who has visited Isreal . I asked him that weren’t you questioned at the Isreali airport for being a Pakistani ? He said that in Isreal they don’t really care about your original nationality and your religious affiliation if you have American or Western citizen ship .

Sir also you can have opportunity to visit the high tech centers in Tel Aviv which is the major commercial city of Isreal and get experience and exposure about how their R& D sector in Isreal actually works specially those that are related to IT and other technologies .

SAMIR SARDANA said...

Mr Ahmed

"............mostly if not completely the issue between Isreal and Palestine is actually based on historical and political differences between both nations of Isreal and Palestine."

THE WORLD WE LIVE IN -IS FULL OF OSTRICHES !

THERE WILL "NEVER EVER",BE PEACE BETWEEN PALESTINE AND ISRAEL ! IT IS NOT ISLAM VS JUDASIM !

Israel is the name of Jacob,the son of Isaac !

“Your name shall no longer be Jacob, but Israel since you have striven with god and men and have prevailed” (Genesis – 32:29).

JEWS OF ISRAEL,ARE THE SEED OF JACOB !

PALESTINIANS ARE THE SEED OF ESAU - WHO WAS A HUNTER AND A WARRIOR,AND WAS CHEATED BY JACOB !

PALESTINIANS OF TODAY,ARE JUST LIKE ESAU,AND ISRAELIS ARE BORN, WITH THE BRAIN AND GUILE OF JACOB + THE ASHKENAZI AND KHAZAR EVOLUTION ! THAT IS WHAT MAKES THE ISRAELIS A DANGEROUS AND EXCEPTIONAL RACE !

THE WAR BEWTEEN JACOB AND ESAU,IS ON FROM THE TIME OF ISAAC ! JACOB CHEATED ESAU AND ISAAC !

SIMILARLY,ISRAEL HAS CHEATED PALESTINIANS,AND HOODWINKED THE WORLD !

THE BRAIN OF JACOB + RUTHLESS WARRIOR INSTINCT,OF THE ASHKENAZIS AND KHAZARS !

Riaz Haq said...


Ishaan Tharoor
@ishaantharoor
Anecdotally, from my experience, this is a relatively new thing: The most bloodthirsty, genocidal comments in the wake of Hamas's awful rampage that I'm seeing here are all coming from right-wing, pro-BJP Indians.


https://x.com/ishaantharoor/status/1711379780744941838?s=20

SAMIR SARDANA said...

MR AHMED

How can prophet Moses ( pbuh ) be Abyssinian ? Abyssinian’s are actually the historical and ancient people of Africa which is presently called “ ETHOPIA”.

ABYSINANS ARE FROM ETHIOPIA AND ERITREA ! THE "HOUSE OF SOLOMON" WAS THE ABYSINIAN DYNASTY WHICH CLAIMED THE SEED OF SOLOMON.SOLOMON MARRIED SHEBA AN AFRICAN QUEEN !

MOSES WAS A "BLACK" HEBREW AND HE MARRIED A CUSHITE BLACK WOMAN ! BUT JEWS REPRESENT HIM AS WHITE AND DISCRIMINATE AGAINST AFRICAN JEWS !

Abyssinia is historically an African region . Are you saying that Moses ( pbuh ) was actually an African ?

YES SIR ! WELOME TO REALIY AND TRUTH !

Moses ( pbuh ) was from the linage of Prophet Isaac and Solomon ( pbuh ) who was also a messenger or prophet of God actually belonged to the linage of Isaac ( pbuh ).

IF ADAM AND EVE WERE WHITE - THEN HOW DID THE CHINESE AND INDIANS AND AFRICANS COME ? ARE THEY OF THE SAME LINEAGE ?

Ethiopian Orthodox Church claims that Solomon was the father of Menelik I.Menelik was the son of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, who brought the Ark of the Covenant from Jerusalem to Ethiopia.

TO ETHIOPIA ! NOT ROME OR JEDDAH OR QOM OR JERUSALEM ! THE ARC IS IN AFRICA !

SO BENJAMIN NETAN, YITHZAK SHAMIR,ARIEL SHARON ARE NOT AFRICAN JEWS AND HAVE ZERO ABYSINIAN DNA ! THE JEWS WHO MADE THE GOLDEN CALF AND DEFIED THE ORAL LAW,WHEN MOSES WAS ON THE MOUNT WERE "WHITE JEWS"

BLACK AND WHITE ! DIFFERENT RACES

ASHKENAZI, KHAZAR AND THE "SECULAR JEWS" OF THE US/EU ----------- ARE FROM DIFFERENT PLANETS !

ASHKENAZIS AND KHAZARS RULE ISRAEL !

IN TERMS OF INTELL GENIUS,THERE IS NO RACE LIKE THE JEWS, IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM ! THEY CONNED CYRUS TO THINK THAT CYRUS WAS A PROPHET,AND THEN USED HIM TO REBUILD THE TEMPLE, AND THEN DESTROYED CYRUS !

HOW MANY PEOPLE KNOW THAT MOSES WAS AN AFRICAN,AND HIS KIDS WERE AFRICAN,OR THAT SOLOMON CHILDREN WERE ALSO AFRICAN AND THERE ARE DOUBTS ON THE ABYSINIAN DNA OF SOLOMON ALSO !

TODAY THE WORLD MOCKS AFRICANS - BUT THE 1ST REVELATION AFTER ADAM WAS TO MOSES AN AFRICAN AND NO WHITE JEW RABBI WILL ACCEPT THAT MOSES WAS AN AFRICAN !

LIES ! LIES ! LIES ! EVERYWHERE THERE ARE ONLY LIES ! LIKE THE FALSE FLAG BY HAMAS IN ISRAEL !

Riaz Haq said...

Tucker Carlson Slams Neocon Warmongers Nikki Haley, Dan Crenshaw and Lindsey Graham Over Unhinged Israel Policy - Big League Politics


https://bigleaguepolitics.com/tucker-carlson-slams-neocon-warmongers-nikki-haley-dan-crenshaw-and-lindsey-graham-over-unhinged-israel-policy/

Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson called out extremist warmongers Nikki Haley, Dan Crenshaw and Lindsey Graham over their ridiculous, dangerous and unhinged comments in response to recent attacks on Israel.

“What are we watching here? This is not sober leadership. She’s a child and this is the tantrum of a child – ignorant, cocksure, bloodthirsty,” Carlson said in response to Haley’s demand to “finish” the Iranian people, blaming them for recent attacks on Israel that have been widely credited to the Islamic terror group, Hamas.

“What exactly would happen to the United States if we declared war on Iran and started blowing up their infrastructure? Lindsey Graham has no clue what would happen. Lindsey Graham hasn’t thought it through. He’s almost 70 years old and he has no children. He doesn’t care,” he said about Graham’s call for a “coordinated effort between the United States and Israel to put Iran out of the oil business by destroying their refineries” through bombing campaigns.

“Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw took to social media to call for a ‘war to end all wars’ as if there is such a thing. But of course there isn’t such a thing. Wars beget more war. The bigger the conflict, the uglier and longer-lasting the consequences. See WW1 for details,” Carlson said about Crenshaw’s recent X posts that might as well have been lifted from John McCain’s diary.

The clip can be seen here:

https://x.com/theblaze/status/1711560476910342283?s=46&t=Uy6jyUH6DlEyIPi6Mq6AGQ

Riaz Haq said...

Dr. Audrey Truschke
@AudreyTruschke
Hindu nationalists are flooding social media with disinformation about Gaza, supporting Israel.

But that doesn't change their historic ties to European fascists, complete with anti-Semitism. I received this email yesterday. #Hindutva #bigotry #AntiSemitism

https://x.com/AudreyTruschke/status/1712110600296300677?s=20

Vineeth said...

To be honest, Zionism is not that different from fascism, and neither of those are too far from Hindutva (or for that matter, even Islamism) either. So for the Hindutva, there is no contradiction in feeling an admiration for both Nazism and Zionism at the same time.

Ahmed said...

Pls note that their is a reason why Isreal actually recieves financial support from western countries . According to me their are 2 reasons for that :

1) ISREAL IS THE ONLY JEWISH STATE IN THE WORLD .

As we all know that it is the only State for Jews in the world and this state was created after a genocide which was carried out against the Jews in Europe specially in Germany when Hitler and Nazis were ruling Germany . So their is a soft corner in the hearts of western countries which causes feelings of sympathy for the Isrealis and their state .

2) Also another important factor is the contributions which Isreal actually makes in tech industry specially in IT . As you might not be knowing that most of the IT industries in the world specially giant companies like Google , Microsoft and Facebook have their research and development units in Isreal .

Thanks

Ahmed said...

Sir Sameer

Isreal is not really interested in Kashmir and I don’t think it has anything to do with Kashmir .

As far as Arial Sharon is concerned , he also said that “ AMERICA TELLS US NOT TO DO THIS AND NOT TO DO THAT , TO CERTAIN EXTENT AMERICA STOPS ISREAL FROM CROSSING ITS BOUNDARIES BUT DOESNT AMERICAN GOVERNMENT KNOWS THAT WHO CONTROLS ECONOMY OF AMERICA “?

These are words of Arial Sharon

Thanks

SAMIR SARDANA said...

MR AHMED

Y DO US AND EU FUND ISRAEL ? COZ EU DID THE BIGGEST GENOCIDE OF HUMANS ! AND THE JEWS OF ISRAEL KNOW THE TRUTH ! THE MONEY IS TO KEEP THE MOUTH OF THE JEWS SHUT !

SECOND,IS TO MAKE ISRAEL A TARGET OF HAMAS,HEZB .................ELSE THESE ENTITIES WILL TARGET US AND EU

WHO CREATED AND ARMED ISIS ! US AND EU USE ISRAEL,AS A VIA MEDIA, TO DEFAME ISLAM,VIA PROPS LIKE ISIS ! AND THE ISRAELIS,HAVE BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL !

LASTLY ISRAEL IS USED BY THE WEST TO DESTABLISE THE GULF AND THEN ACT AS PEACE MAKERS AND INTERMEDIARIES !

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ISRAEL IS THE BRAIN OF PEGASUS AND BORDER SECURITY AND DRONES AND E-SURVEILLANCE USED BY CHAIWALA IN KASHMIR ! THE IDEA OF SCRAPPING ART 370 AND CAA - IS ALL FROM ISRAEL ! INDIAN ARMY IN KASHMIR IS TRAINED BY IDF !

THOSE WHO AID THE HINDOOS TO OPPRESS DESTUTUTES AND MINORITIES - WILL BE DESTROYED !

THAT IS THE RECORD OF HISTORY !




Riaz Haq said...

Opinion: How Israel’s technology of occupation spreads around the world | South China Morning Post


https://www.scmp.com/comment/opinion/article/3222202/how-israels-technology-occupation-spreads-around-world

SCMP Columnist
My Take by Alex Lo

How Israel’s technology of occupation spreads around the world
Spyware Pegasus is just the tip of the iceberg, investigative journalist Antony Loewenstein tells scmp.com. His new book warns such hi-tech surveillance tools are being sold by Israel to autocracies and democracies alike, with profound implications for the privacy of citizens everywhere

Israel has occupied Palestinian territories for more than half a century. During this time, a militarily enforced system of repression has been refined with new technologies of surveillance and spying. As a result, according to investigative journalist and bestselling author Antony Loewenstein, the country has developed a hi-tech surveillance industry whose technologies are being sold to autocracies and democracies alike.

“What happens in Palestine does not stay in Palestine,” he warns, and the never-ending occupation not only concerns Palestinian human rights and self-determination, but has implications for the right of privacy of citizens around the world.
https://youtu.be/h58G7h9TLB4?si=AMEH5I42yOuZPAEe


SAMIR SARDANA said...


THE WORLD DOES NOT UNDERSTAND !

USA IS THE GOLDEN CALF MADE JEWS AND ISRAEL !

THE CALF GIVES MILK AND BUTTER NON STOP !

3000 YEARS AGO - MOSES BROKE THE GOLDEN CALF !

TODAY THE US GOLDEN CALF IS GOD AND RUNS THE WORLD !

SO ISRAEL IS ALWAYS AT THE UDDERS OF THE GOLDEN CALF !

SO ISRAEL CARES FOR NO ONE BESIDES THE US ! AND THE US AND ISRAEL HAVE EMASCULATED THE GCC AND EVERYONE IS HAPPY TO KEEP THE DISPUTE SIMMERING !

ISRAEL LOVES HAMAS,AS IT AIDS ISRAEL,TO SHOW THAT A 2 STATE SOLUTION WITH HAMAS,AS A NEIGHBOUR IS NOT POSSIBLE ! AND HAMAS DOES NOT WANT A 2 STATE SOLUTION !

EVERYTHING IS IN PERFECT EQUILIBRIUM ! dindooohindoo

SAMIR SARDANA said...

THE REAL GAME IS WW3 AND FINANCIAL RESTRUCTURING

US VS CHINA + IRAN + RUSSIA

OIL RATES EXPLODE

US GOES INTO RECESSION AND THERE IS A WORLD WIDE DERRESSION

USD CRASHES !

US DECLARES CHINA AS ENEMY NATION ! US CANCELS ALL US T BILLS HELD BY CHINA

CHINA GETS NO OIL FROM IRAN AND CHINA CANNOT SURVIVE 150 USD OIL AND THEN UNCLE SOROS STARTS A ORANGE REVOLUTION IN CHINA (IN THE MIDST OF INFLATON AND UNEMPLOYMENT). THAT CHOKES OFF THE CHINESE AID TO PUTIN IN THE UKRAINE WAR !

EU ALSO IN A GRAND WAIVER,FORFEITS RIGHTS TO US T BILLS

OPEC IS DESTROYED ! US OWNS ALL OIL AND GAS,IN GCC !

US DEBT IS WIPED OUT !

HAPPY ENDING !

WHAT IS THE SHOCK IN THE KILLINGS,IN GAZA AND ISRAEL ?

IT IS A HUMAN SACRIFICE – JUST LIKE IN THE TIMES,OF THE 1ST TEMPLE OF SOLOMON !

BABIES,JEWS AND AMERICANS ARE SACRIFICED,FOR A GREATER ISRAEL ! WHAT IS THE SURPRISE IN THIS ?

BUT WHAT IS THE SURPRISE ?

OIL AT 100 USD,OPEC BUYS US T BILLS

US TRANSFERS THE USD TO ISRAEL

ISRAEL PROPS ISIS ………………………………….

THAT BUILDS RISK PREMIUM IN OIL ! ISRAEL AS US PROXY,MAKES IT A IRAN TARGET ! SO ALL ALLIES OF US ARE IRAN TARGETS ! THAT FUNDS US DEFENSE SALES TO OPEC,AND US BASES IN OPEC ! OPEC FUNDS THE ARMS PURCHASES FROM HIGH OIL !

HIGH OIL IS DUE TO ISRAEL AND US/ISRAEL DESTABISLING IRAN !

CIRCLE OF LOVE AND ILLUSION !

ISRAEL IS THE PERFECT TROJAN,WHICH SAUDIS ARE FUNDING ISRAEL, VIA OIL SALES INVESTED, IN US T BILLS.

ISIS STORIES HELP THE GCC DRIVE FEAR IN THE WEST,THAT THE MONARCHS ALONE CAN CONTROL THE MOB,AND THE STREET AND ISIS ETC.

SAUDIS WOULD LOVE ISRAEL AND IRAN TO WIPE EACH OTHER OUT.BUT THEY WILL WANT ISRAEL TO EXIST.THE ARAB STREET FOCUSSED ON ISRAEL,AND AWAY FROM INFLATION AND JOBS,IS BEST CASE SCENARIO FOR ARAB RULERS !

JORDAN,EGYPT,SAUDIA — NO ONE WANTS PALESTINIANS IN THEIR NATION OR AS A NEIGHBOUR NATION ! THEY WOULD LIKE PALESTINIANS TO BE EXPORTED TO MARS BY ISRAEL ! THEY FEEL THAT PALESTINIANS WILL TARGET, ARAB KINGS NEXT.THAT IS BIG PICTURE !

AND JEWS BUY INTO ZECHARAIAH 12

On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves.

EVERYTHING IS AN ILLUSION AND LIES !

BUT THE COIN WILL LAND ON 1 SIDE ONLY ! dindooohindoo

SAMIR SARDANA said...

THERE ARE MANY WINNERS IN THIS "ILLUSION OF WAR"

ISRAEL WINS AS IT GETS FINANCIAL AND MILITARY AID AND SYMPATHY AND A CHANCE TO MAKE GREATER ISRAEL OR TAKE OVER GAZA AND SEAL GAZA PORT
NETANYAHU GETS A CHANCE TO BE A HERO AND HAS RALLIED THE NATION BEHIND HIM
TRUMP GAINS - AS HE PLAYS THE 6 BILLION TO IRAN AND HAMAS ATTACK
CHINA GAINS AS IT GETS DIVERSION FOR SCS WAR,AND GETS A CHANCE TO SHOW THE SAUDIS THAT THE US CANNOT PROTECT ITS ALLIES.
CHINA SHOWS THE GCC AND JAPAN/SEOUL, THAT US CANNOT PROTECT IS STRATGIC ALLIES
CHINA HAS BLOWN UP THE INDIA,DUBAI,MIDDLE EAST,HAIFA,EU CORRIDOR - IMEC
TURKEY GAINS AS IT CAN BROKER A PEACE DEAL AND HOSTAGE SWAP
RUSSIA GETS DIVERSION FROM UKRAINE AND A PAUSE IN US AID TO UKRAINE
OIL IS UP AND THAT IS THE GAIN OF IRAN AND RUSSIA
IRAN GAINS AS SAUDI ISRAELI DEAL IS OFF
IRAN HAS USED HAMAS TO GAME IDF WAR TACTICS AND THE IRON DOME
HAMAS GAINS AS A LEGIT PALESTINIAN SYMPATHISER AND WILL GET MORE MONEY AND WEAPONS,AND HAS FURTHER UNDERMINED PLO AND PA
GAZA WILL BE REBUILT AND THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS AND AID WILL GO TO HAMAS
HAMAS HAS 100 HOSTAGES INCLDING SOME KNESSET RELATIVES
31 STUDENT UNIONS OF HARVARD SUPPORT PALESTINE ! WHOM DOES THAT BENEFIT ?
AMERICANS GET A CHANCE TO RE-ESTABLISH THEIR CONTROL ON THE MIDDLE EAST AND UPGRADE SECUIRTY SYSTEMS AND DRIVE DEEPER THE WEDGE BETWEEN IRAN AND THE ARABS
SYRIAN BASHAR ASSAD GETS A CHANCE TO TAKE BACK GOLAN !
KASHMIR FREEDOM FIGHTERS WILL GET BEST PRACTICE LESSONS FROM HAMAS

WHEN ALL ARE WINNERS - IT MEANS IT IS A CONTROLLED EXPLOSION ! A FALSE FLAG !

THE US + ISRAEL = MASTER RACE !

WHAT IS BOKO HARAM + SHABAB ?

THEY ARE THE JUSTIFICATION FOR AFRICOM AND US TROOPS AND BASES IN AFRICA !

AIM IS NOT TO BE CONTENT TO CHOKE MALACCA FOR CHINA !

AIM IS STOP AU SUPPLIES TO CHINA - BY DESTABILSING THE AU !

LOOK AT THE SAHEL COUP BELT !

1ST THE COUP !

THEN COME IN ISIS/QAEDA/SHABAB !

THEN COMES DESTRUCTION !

AND THEN COMES IN US DEMOCRACY AND TOM CRUISE !

WHO IS THE LEADER IN THE WORLD IN CYBER/AI/SURVEILLANCE/PEGASUS/BORDER SECURITY.......................

ISRAEL !

WHO COULD HAVE BLINDED ISRAEL ?

ISRAEL ?

OR THE BUYERS OF THE TECH ?

EGYPT ? CHINA ???????????????

TOWNS OF JEWS NEAR THE BORDER HAD NO DRONES ????? DRONES DID NOT RELAY TO IDF BASES AND DID NOT TRACE THE TRAIL OF THE HAMAS JEEPS WHICH TOOK THE HOSTAGES TO GAZA ?

TO PINPOINT THEIR LOCATIONS AND DO A SPECIAL FORCES RAID !

WHO IS BUYING THIS ? dindooohindoo

ISRAEL HAD HIRED 800 RABBIS TO CHANT INCANTATIONS IN AL AQSA FOR ITS DESTRUCTION !

THAT WAS THE PRETEXT FOR HAMAS - AND WIL BE FOR HEZB AND ALL ARABS !

SO IT WAS PLANND BY MOSSAD THAT WAY ! MOSSAD KNEW IT ALL ALONG ! IT IS NOT AN INT FAILURE !



Riaz Haq said...

It may be recalled that in 2016, when India carried out “surgical strikes” on terrorist camps on the Pakistan side of the Line of Control in Kashmir, Modi drew parallels between the Indian actions and those that Israel periodically undertakes in the Occupied Territories.

https://thediplomat.com/2023/10/indias-modi-voices-solidarity-with-israel-after-hamas-attack/


By Sudha Ramachandran

On October 7, Hamas launched a multipronged assault on southern Israel. Its fighters infiltrated Israeli cities on an unprecedented scale and took hundreds of Israeli soldiers and civilians prisoner, killing hundreds of others. Hamas also fired rockets targeting military installations and civilian areas. Overall, over 1,000 Israelis were killed in the assault.

Israel retaliated swiftly, launching airstrikes across Gaza. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced in a televised address that Israel was “at war” and vowed that Hamas, which rules Gaza, would “pay an unprecedented price,” for their aggression. Israel appears to be preparing for a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip.

Barely hours after the Hamas attack, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to social media to express unambiguously his support for Israel.

“We stand in solidarity with Israel at this difficult hour,” Modi posted on X, formerly Twitter, on Saturday. “Deeply shocked by the news of terrorist attacks in Israel. Our thoughts and prayers are with the innocent victims and their families,” he tweeted.

Four days later, on Tuesday, after a conversation with his Israeli counterpart, Modi reiterated strong support for Israel.

“People of India stand firmly with Israel in this difficult hour,” he tweeted, adding that “India strongly and unequivocally condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.”

With India’s foreign ministry not issuing a formal statement on the escalating situation in West Asia so far and Minister for External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar reposting both of Modi’s tweets, the latter are being seen as indicative of India’s position on the issue. The tweets indicate that India has taken another big step away from its historical position of support for the Palestinians in the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Unlike its statements in response to escalating crises in West Asia in the past, this time around, India neither called for a cessation of the conflict nor stressed the need for restraint. There was no word on Israeli occupation or mention of a two-state solution.

India’s policy on the Palestinian question and Israel has undergone huge changes over the decades.

Although New Delhi extended recognition to the state of Israel in 1950, India and Israel did not establish formal relations till the early 1990s.

During this period, India was strongly pro-Palestine in the Israel-Palestine conflict. New Delhi was at the forefront of efforts to mobilize support for the Palestinian national cause. It was the first non-Arab country to recognize the Palestine Liberation Organization as the sole and legitimate representative of the Palestinian people in 1974, and was among the first countries to recognize the state of Palestine in 1988.

India often cited its commitment to the struggles of oppressed people as the reason for its solidarity with the Palestinians. But hard calculations underlay this policy. New Delhi did not want to antagonize the Arab world given its dependence on Gulf oil. Besides, it needed the support of Muslim countries on the Kashmir question.

Changing geopolitics amid the end of the Cold War, the mounting problem of terrorism at home, and its interest in accessing Israeli defense technology were among the reasons that prompted India in 1992 to open formal diplomatic relations with Israel.

In the decades since, India-Israel relations have grown. The two countries are engaged in robust counterterrorism cooperation and intelligence sharing. India purchases Israeli military hardware worth over $1 billion annually.

Riaz Haq said...

The eruption of war in Israel and Gaza is a dark reminder that buried conflicts – like India’s disputes with Pakistan and China – can erupt at any time.
By Chietigj Bajpaee


https://thediplomat.com/2023/10/the-israel-palestine-conflagration-is-a-cautionary-tale-for-indias-global-ambitions/


the most recent developments in the Middle East show how unresolved disputes have a tendency to flare up. In this context, tensions with Pakistan (and to a lesser extent China) remain a constant thorn in India’s global ambitions.

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Claims of a “new Middle East” have been quashed as the “old Middle East” has returned with a vengeance: The devastating October 7 Hamas terrorist attacks on Israel have been followed by unprecedented Israeli attacks on Gaza and the resumption of prolonged Israel-Palestine hostilities. This has also called into question the future of diplomatic initiatives such as the Abraham Accords, which normalized relations between Israel and several Arab states, the Saudi-Iran resumption of diplomatic relations earlier this year, and efforts to facilitate a rapprochement between Saudi Arabia and Israel.

What does this mean for India? Beyond the Modi government’s unequivocal support for Israel (which is arguably more equivocal at the level of public opinion, given India’s longstanding support for the Palestinian cause) the latest hostilities in the Middle East hold lessons for India’s global ambitions.

Recent years have seen India raise its voice on the world stage. India’s G-20 presidency strengthened the country’s credentials as the voice of the Global South. New Delhi is offering Indian solutions to global problems, ranging from climate change and sustainability to digital public infrastructure and global health. India has spearheaded new connectivity initiatives, from its rebranded “Act East” Policy in the East to the India-Middle East-Economic Corridor and I2U2 (India-Israel-UAE-U.S.) grouping in the West.

Despite the growing polarization of the international system following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, India has been courted by all major poles of influence. It is a member of both Western-led initiatives such as the Quad and non-Western initiatives such as the BRICS and Shanghai Cooperation Organization.



Undergirding these developments are India’s impressive achievements, ranging from its space program marking a global first to surpassing the United Kingdom in GDP and surpassing China in population. Projections China in population. Projections hold that India will be the world’s fastest growing major economy in 2023; it is on course to surpass Germany and Japan to emerge as the world’s third-largest economy by the end of this decade. Meanwhile, the Indian government has just announced that it will submit a bid to host the 2036 Olympic games.



But the most recent developments in the Middle East show how unresolved disputes have a tendency to flare up. In this context, tensions with Pakistan (and to a lesser extent China) remain a constant thorn in India’s global ambitions.

All it would take is another high-profile terrorist attack on India, followed by the mobilization of both countries’ militaries, to erode investor confidence. This would undermine India’s ambitions to emerge as an engine of global growth, a global manufacturing hub and a beneficiary of the push to de-risk or decouple supply chains away from China. It would also challenge the government’s credentials as the “chowkidar” or watchman/protector of India’s interests, just as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s “Mr. Security” reputation has been tarnished by the recent Hamas attacks. As such, despite India’s success in de-hyphenating its relationship with Pakistan, the unresolved Kashmir dispute and relations with Pakistan remain a key challenge to India’s global ambitions.

Riaz Haq said...

‘The Middle East Region Is Quieter Today Than It Has Been in Two Decades’ - The Atlantic


https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2023/10/israel-war-middle-east-jake-sullivan/675580/


A week ago, Joe Biden’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, sounded optimistic about the region.

By Gal Beckerman

What a difference a week makes.

Just eight days ago, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, speaking at The Atlantic Festival, rattled off a long list of positive developments in the Middle East, developments that were allowing the Biden administration to focus on other regions and other problems. A truce was holding in Yemen. Iranian attacks against U.S. forces had stopped. America’s presence in Iraq was “stable.” The good news crescendoed with this statement: “The Middle East region is quieter today than it has been in two decades.”



One week later, a shocking, multifront attack launched by the Iranian-supported Hamas against Israel has turned the Middle East into a maelstrom. The assault, almost 50 years to the day after the surprise Arab attack on Israel that marked the opening of the Yom Kippur War, could represent a paradigm-shifting moment as big as 9/11. So far, more than 100 Israelis are confirmed dead and many hundreds more gravely injured in a coordinated attack by Hamas terrorists who infiltrated by land, sea, and air. A thousand tragedies will unfold—at the moment, an unknown number of Israeli civilians and soldiers might be held hostage in Gaza. As of this writing, nearly 200 are reported dead in Israeli reprisal raids. The Israeli army has activated at least 100,000 reservists, and a full-scale ground invasion of Gaza is plausible, if not probable.

Behind this moment are failures of intelligence, but also of imagination. The Israeli government, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has styled himself as “Mr. Security” for decades, will have much to answer for in the coming weeks and months. But Sullivan’s comments, made onstage in Washington to The Atlantic’s editor in chief, Jeffrey Goldberg, also suggest how little sense there was among Biden officials that something like this could happen. “Challenges remain,” Sullivan said in his comments last week. “Iran’s nuclear-weapons program, the tensions between Israelis and Palestinians. But the amount of time I have to spend on crisis and conflict in the Middle East today, compared to any of my predecessors going back to 9/11, is significantly reduced.” (His remarks begin at 58:52 in the video below.)



The Biden administration and Netanyahu have been deeply invested in such an agreement, and the desire for it might have created a blindness among Israelis and Americans alike about what was happening just over the border in Gaza. “We wanted to try and pretend that this conflict was isolated and contained and didn’t need our attention,” Yaakov Katz, the former editor in chief of The Jerusalem Post, told me today hours after the invasion.

Riaz Haq said...

William Dalrymple
@DalrympleWill
The great Gideon Levy
@GideonLevy7
. One of the bravest men I know and the finest speaker we have ever had on the Middle East
@JaipurLitFest

https://x.com/DalrympleWill/status/1721751350600667422?s=20

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Keynote Gideon Levy: Democracy and Human Rights in Israel – 2022 May - Transcending the Israel Lobby at Home and Abroad - WRMEA



https://www.wrmea.org/transcending-the-israel-lobby-at-home-and-abroad/keynote-gideon-levy-the-nature-of-democracy-and-human-rights-in-israel.html

This is the core of Zionism. This feeling of chosen people is still very deep rooted in Israel. The consequence is that everything which refers to any other country in the world does not refer to Israel. That we are a special case. That international law should be implemented everywhere, but we are a different case. That a Molotov bottle against a Jewish soldier is not like a Molotov bottle against a Russian soldier because we are different, because we are chosen, because of this damned Jewish supremacy.

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Now the real turning point should be, for us, the moment that each of us realize that the Israeli occupation is not a temporary phenomenon. I think that most of the people, if not all of them, understand that the occupation is there to stay. And Israel never had the slightest intention to put an end to it. All the efforts were only to mislead the West and to maintain the occupation. All this longest peace process in history, which never led to anywhere, was never aimed to lead to anywhere. All those efforts were only in order to mislead you and enable the occupation to grow, including Oslo.

So, even Oslo was a trap. We can argue if it was a planned trap or just came out as a trap, but it was a trap. All the other efforts to put an end to the occupation never aimed really to bring an end to the occupation. Because there was never a government in Israel, never ever—including Nobel Prize peace winners—none of them really meant to put an end to the occupation. They meant to make the occupation easier, more comfortable, and above all more viable. We all believed in it and we all fell into this trap. But now it’s over. This masquerade, I believe, is over.

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I guess some of you know Israelis and have met Israelis. When an Israeli says that the Israeli army is the most moral army in the world, they truly believe in it. Try to tell an Israeli that maybe the IDF is the second moral army in the world. Try. You’re an anti-Semite. How dare you? How dare you? We built this field hospital in Nepal when there were floods there. What other army is so human? The belief that we are so good and the army is so moral is very deeply rooted. When you believe in it, there is no problem with the occupation.

The Israeli society, as I said, protects itself by denial and by two or three more mechanisms which enable us to feel so good about ourselves and not be troubled at all from the occupation. One is the chosen people. Because if we are the chosen people, so there’s no problem. We have the moral right to do whatever we want. We are the chosen people. The second one is obviously the Holocaust. As the late [Israeli Prime Minister] Golda Meir phrased it once, after the Holocaust, the Jews have the right to do whatever they want. Fair enough. This enabled us to continue with the occupation.

Finally, it is the process of dehumanization and demonization of the Palestinians, which serves so well the denial. Because if they are not human beings like us, if they don’t like their children like we do, if they don’t care so much about death and life, if they are so cruel, as we are being told, if they are so barbarian and brutal, if they can do those horrible things, then there is no problem in occupying them. Then it is even justified. Then it shouldn’t bother us. There is no moral problem because it’s not about human rights. They are not human beings, so how can we speak about human rights?

Riaz Haq said...

“My biggest struggle,” he (Israeli journalist/author Gideon Levy) says, “is to rehumanize the Palestinians. There’s a whole machinery of brainwashing in Israel which really accompanies each of us from early childhood, and I’m a product of this machinery as much as anyone else. [We are taught] a few narratives that it’s very hard to break. That we Israelis are the ultimate and only victims. That the Palestinians are born to kill, and their hatred is irrational. That the Palestinians are not human beings like us… So you get a society without any moral doubts, without any questions marks, with hardly public debate. To raise your voice against all this is very hard.”


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/is-gideon-levy-the-most-hated-man-in-israel-or-just-the-most-heroic-2087909.html


The long history of the Jewish people has a recurring beat – every few centuries, a brave Jewish figure stands up to warn his people they are have ended up on an immoral or foolish path that can only end in catastrophe, and implores them to change course. The first prophet, Amos, warned that the Kingdom of Israel would be destroyed because the Jewish people had forgotten the need for justice and generosity – and he was shunned for it. Baruch Spinoza saw beyond the Jewish fundamentalism of his day to a materialist universe that could be explained scientifically – and he was excommunicated, even as he cleared the path for the great Jewish geniuses to come. Could Levy, in time, be seen as a Jewish prophet in the unlikely wilderness of a Jewish state, calling his people back to a moral path?

He nods faintly, and smiles. “Noam Chomsky once wrote to me that I was like the early Jewish prophets. It was the greatest compliment anyone has ever paid me. But... well... My opponents would say it’s a long tradition of self-hating Jews. But I don’t take that seriously. For sure, I feel that I belong to a tradition of self-criticism. I deeply believe in self-criticism.” But it leaves him in bewildering situations: “Many times I am standing among Palestinian demonstrators, my back to the Palestinians, my face to the Israeli soldiers, and they were shooting in our direction. They are my people, and they are my army. The people I’m standing among are supposed to be the enemy. It is...” He shakes his head. There must be times, I say, when you ask: what’s a nice Jewish boy doing in a state like this?

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Levy believes the greatest myth – the one hanging over the Middle East like perfume sprayed onto a corpse – is the idea of the current ‘peace talks’ led by the United States. There was a time when he too believed in them. At the height of the Oslo talks in the 1990s, when Yitzhak Rabin negotiated with Yassir Arafat, “at the end of a visit I turned and, in a gesture straight out of the movies, waved Gaza farewell. Goodbye occupied Gaza, farewell! We are never to meet again, at least not in your occupied state. How foolish!”

Now, he says, he is convinced it was “a scam” from the start, doomed to fail. How does he know? “There is a very simple litmus test for any peace talks. A necessity for peace is for Israel to dismantle settlements in the West Bank. So if you are going to dismantle settlements soon, you’d stop building more now, right? They carried on building them all through Oslo. And today, Netanyahu is refusing to freeze construction, the barest of the bare minimum. It tells you all you need.”

Riaz Haq said...

The House censured Rashida Tlaib, the only Palestinian American in Congress, for her statements on the Israel-Hamas war.
Tuesday, November 7, 2023 10:43 PM ET

Twenty-two Democrats joined most Republicans to pass the resolution, which accuses Ms. Tlaib of calling for the destruction of Israel. The vote was 234 to 188.



https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/07/us/politics/tlaib-censure-house-israel-gaza.html?campaign_id=60&emc=edit_na_20231107&instance_id=0&nl=breaking-news&ref=cta&regi_id=37281269&segment_id=149458&user_id=d82d18a1125acc6bcf2d74f8885fc491



Riaz Haq said...

Israeli intellectual Professor Avi Shlaim:‘Israel Does Not Want Palestine as Partner in Peace, Wants To Maintain Control Over It'

https://thewire.in/world/full-text-israel-palestine-karan-thapar-avi-shlaim

‘Land grabbing and peacemaking don’t go together, it’s one or the other, and by constantly expanding settlements, Israel showed that it prefers land to peace.’

‘Israel by its actions has shown that it is not interested in having a Palestinian partner for peace because it wants to maintain its control over the territory.’

‘Israel refuses to accept Hamas as a negotiating partner. Israel’s position is that Hamas is a terrorist organisation – pure and simple. It will never negotiate with it.’

‘Benjamin Netanyahu’s policy has been to let Hamas rule the Gaza Strip, but to contain the Gaza Strip, and this policy collapsed, because Gaza could not be contained.’

Shlaim's interview with Karan Thapar:

https://youtu.be/W43Rgzge4Po?si=VhOecA8hGiJKqNy3

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On October 25, Karan Thapar spoke to Avi Shlaim, emeritus professor of international relations, St. Antony’s College, Oxford. Shlaim, the acclaimed author of Israel and Palestine: Reappraisals, Revisions Refutations and The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World, spoke about the history of the conflict and the aftermath of the October 7 attack by Hamas.

‘What Israel refuses to do is to accept that Hamas represents a serious body of Palestinians, and that you cannot reach any peace agreement with the Palestinians that excludes Hamas. So, the sensible thing for Israel to do and the other European powers to do is to recognise Hamas and to negotiate with Hamas for a political settlement of the conflict.’


‘My duty as a public intellectual, and as a student of this conflict, is to give the public… an account of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict which is as truthful as possible, as honest as possible, and as fair-minded as possible.’

Riaz Haq said...

Ishaan Tharoor
@ishaantharoor
"We're rolling out Nakba 2023" — Israeli minister just flatly says it, while many in the West tie themselves up in knots to avoid seeing things as they are



https://x.com/ishaantharoor/status/1723712055021105388?s=20


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https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/2023-11-12/ty-article/israeli-security-cabinet-member-calls-north-gaza-evacuation-nakba-2023/0000018b-c2be-dea2-a9bf-d2be7b670000


'We're Rolling Out Nakba 2023,' Israeli Minister Says on Northern Gaza Strip Evacuation
Likud Minister Avi Dichter says that 'war is impossible to wage when there are masses between the tanks and the soldiers.' While Netanyahu does not support resettling the Gaza Strip, he says will not give up security control over it 'under any circumstances'



Israeli security cabinet member and Agriculture Minister Avi Dichter (Likud) was asked in a news interview on Saturday whether the images of northern Gaza Strip residents evacuating south on the IDF’s orders are comparable to images of the Nakba. He replied: “We are now rolling out the Gaza Nakba. From an operational point of view, there is no way to wage a war – as the IDF seeks to do in Gaza – with masses between the tanks and the soldiers.”



When asked again whether this was the “Gaza Nakba”, Dichter – a member of the security cabinet and former Shin Bet director – said “Gaza Nakba 2023. That’s how it’ll end.”

When later asked if this means Gaza City residents won’t be allowed to return, he replied: “I don’t know how it’ll end up happening since Gaza City is one-third of the Strip – half the land’s population but a third of the territory.”

The Gaza Strip’s settlements were evacuated by Israel in 2005 during a unilateral disengagement helmed by then-prime minister Ariel Sharon. Following coalition members’ declarations regarding reversing this move,



Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was asked on Friday if he supports Israeli resettlement in the Gaza Strip after the war. “No, I don’t think so,” he answered, “I said I want full security control. Gaza must be demilitarized. I don’t think (resettlement) is a realistic goal, I’m saying it plainly.”



Netanyahu, who spoke at a press conference alongside Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and minister Benny Gantz, added that he won’t give up control over security in Gaza “under any circumstances.”



In response to a question about the war’s aftermath and the possibility of the Palestinian Authority controlling the Strip, he said: "I repeat, we will have total security control, with the ability to enter whenever we want to eliminate any terrorists who re-emerge. I can say what won’t happen – there will be no Hamas."

"I can say what else will not happen – there will not be a civil authority there that educates its children to hate the State of Israel, to kill Israelis, to eliminate the State of Israel. There cannot be an authority there that pays the families of murderers. There cannot be an authority there whose leader has not yet condemned the terrible massacre more than 30 days after it occurred," added Netanyahu.

Riaz Haq said...

John Oliver on Netanyahu and Hamas:

https://scrapsfromtheloft.com/tv-series/israel-hamas-war-last-week-tonight-with-john-oliver-transcript/

the truth is, Netanyahu has been struggling to hold office in the last half-decade. Voters there actually endured five elections in just four years, because neither Netanyahu nor anyone else could form a stable majority. He only made it back into power last year, by forming a coalition with those on the furthest right wing of Israeli politics — leading to the most right-wing government in the country’s history. His cabinet is stocked with extremists. Take Itamar Ben-Gvir. He’s been convicted on at least eight charges, including supporting a terrorist organization and incitement to racism. He was once considered so fringe, the Israeli army rejected him from mandatory service. But he’s now Netanyahu’s minister of national security. Meanwhile, his current finance minister, Bezalel Smotrich, has said, “Is there a Palestinian history or culture? There is none. There is no such thing as a Palestinian people.” He’s also advocated for “victory through settlement,” very basically seizing land in the West Bank, and driving Palestinians from their homes to the point where, quote, “I abort their hopes of establishing a state.” Settlements are widely understood to be against international law, yet Smotrich wants a massive expansion of them, and Netanyahu gave him a special role in charge of settlement affairs. But perhaps the most surprising way Netanyahu has jeopardized Israel’s safety is that, for years, he deliberately used Hamas as a way to undermine the Palestinian Authority, a rival to Hamas, which administers parts of the West Bank and has much more legitimacy on the world stage. Experts say the idea was basically divide and conquer — if Palestinian leadership remains split, and one of the main parties at the table has a terrorism label on it, it’s going to be much easier for Netanyahu to refuse to engage with them, and say he has “no partner for peace.” Here’s Smotrich explaining that strategy out loud in 2015.

The Palestinian Authority is a burden and Hamas is a terrorist organization that no one will recognize, and no one will give it status in the ICC. No one will let them lead a decision in the security council. The main pitch we are playing now is international delegitimization. Hamas at this point, in my opinion, will be an asset.

John: “Hamas is an asset.” If you’re calling the group that has repeatedly killed your people an asset, it shows pretty clearly that what you care about isn’t safety, but total control. And for years, Netanyahu’s government was actually allowing suitcases of cash to be delivered to Hamas, something by the way that earned suitcases of cash the title “most morally disreputable way to transfer money” for the nine hundredth year in a row. When the scandal broke, Netanyahu insisted that that money was for humanitarian aid. Which still doesn’t explain why it had to be delivered in luggage in the back of a fucking car. The point is, Netanyahu took the risk of betting that he could control Hamas, and use them to his own ends. And he was horribly wrong about that, to the point that his ministers are now getting screamed out of hospitals. So, to recap so far: Palestinians and Israelis have both been relentlessly let down by their leaders, and the result has been a decades-long cycle of extremism, violence, retaliation, and more extremism. And Palestinians have been on the receiving end of that extremism twice over — subject to the inadequacies and cruelties of a Hamas government and the punishing isolation and daily misery of an Israeli one. Because Israel’s approach to Gaza has been truly punishing — fencing people in, limiting exits, and trapping them inside of what has been called an open-air prison by many human rights organizations. Life under a blockade there has been hard for a long time, even when there aren’t bombs flying.

Ahmad F. said...

I COULD HARDLY BELIEVE WHAT ISRAEL'S FOUNDERS AND RULERS HAD TO SAY ABOUT PALESTINIANS, ARABS AND MUSLIMS -- Each quote one is more shocking than the previous quote

Why should the Arabs make peace? If I were an Arab leader, I would never make terms with Israel. That is natural: we have taken their country.
--David Ben-Gurion, 1956

We are a generation of settlers, and without the steel helmet and the gun barrel, we shall not be able to plant a tree or build a house.
—Moshe Dayan, April 1956

As soon as we have a big settlement here, we’ll seize the land, we’ll become strong, and then we’ll take care of the Left Bank [of the Jordan River]. We’ll expel them from there, too. Let them go back to the Arab countries.
—Jewish settler, 1891

[We] must be prepared either to drive out by the sword the [Arab] tribes in possession as our forefathers did or grapple with the problem of a large alien population, mostly Mohammedan and accustomed for centuries to hate us.
—Israel Zangwill, 1905

Palestine shall be as Jewish as England is English, or America is American.
—Chaim Weizmann, 1919

I support compulsory transfer. I do not see in it anything immoral.
—David Ben-Gurion, 1938

Without the uprooting of the Palestinians, a Jewish state would not have arisen here.
—Benny Morris, 2004

Maybe England will chance upon an empty piece of land in need
of a white population, and perhaps the Jews will happen to be these whites . . .
—Chaim Weizmann, 1914

We welcome the friendship of Christian Zionists.
—Theodore Herzl, 1897

The entire Christian church, in its variety of branches . . . will be
compelled . . . to teach the history and development of the nascent Jewish state. No commonwealth on earth will start with such propaganda for its exploitation in world thought, or with such eager and minute scrutiny, by millions of people, of its slightest detail.
—A. A. Berle, 1918

Christian Zionists favor Jewish Zionism as a step leading not to the
perpetuation but to the disappearance of the Jews.
—Morris Jastrow, 1919

Zionism has but brought to light and given practical form and a
recognized position to a principle which had long consciously or
unconsciously guided English opinion.
—Nahum Sokolow, 1919

Christian Zionism and Jewish Zionism have combined to create an
international alliance superseding anything that NATO or UN has to
offer.
—Daniel Lazare, 2003

Put positively: Other than Israel’s Defense Forces, American Christian Zionists may be the Jewish state’s ultimate strategic asset.
—Daniel Pipes, 2003

US prestige in the Muslim world has suffered a severe blow, and US
strategic interests in the Mediterranean and Near East have been seriously prejudiced.
—George F. Kennan, January 1948

samir sardana said...

IRAN HAS BOMBED ISRAEL !

BEST SURGICAL STRIKE IN HISTORY - EVER !

ONLY 1 CIVILIAN CASUALTY !

MISSILES WERE LAUNCHED FROM IRAN,SYRIA,IRAQ,HEZBOLLAH AND YEMEN — 5 SIDES - 300 PROJECTILES

THIS IS NOT A SATURATION ATTACK ! IAF HAD ENOUGH TIME TO RESPOND ! IN A SATURATION STRIKE FROM HEZBOLLAH AND HAMAS TO JAM ADS OF ISRAEL —— AND THEN BALLISTIC MISSILE ATTACK FROM IRAN = KILLER BLOW !

WHAT IS THE MESSAGE FROM IRAN ! IF 10 MISSILES OF IRAN CAN HIT F-35 IAF BASE IN NEGEV — THEN THEY COULD HAVE LANDED IN JERUSALEM ! IAF BASES HAVE HIGH ADS AND BMD ! STILL IRANIAN MISSILES LANDED ! WHAT IF THE MISSILES HAD A NUKE WARHEAD ?

NOW IRAN KNOWS THAT IAF SHOT DOWN ALL DRONES AND CRUISE MISSILES ! SOLUTION =,BALLISTIC MISSILES WITH PINPOINT ACCURACY !

DIVERSION STRATEGIES OF DRONES & CRUISE MISSILES - WORKED AS PER PLAN !

IRANIAN MISSILES HIT THE REAL TARGET ! THE IAF BASE OF F-35 IN NEGEV !

THE ATTACK WAS A TEST RUN FOR IAF & ISRAELI ADS AND BMD !

IRANIAN MISSILES REACHED JERUSALEM & DIMONA !

THAT IS ENOUGH !

IAF + JORDAN AIR FORCE + US NAVY + USAF + BRIT JETS CANNOT BE REPLICATE THIS IN A 3000 MISSILE ATTACK FROM 5 LOCATIONS

IN A WAR - THERE WILL BE NO 15 DAYS WARNING ! WILL ISRAEL USE NUKES ?

RUSSIA & CHINA ARE DRAINING US ORDINANCE !

Y ?

IF ISRAEL ATTACKS - UKRAINE IS PART OF RUSSIA AND TAIWAN IS PART OF CHINA.

THE DRONES AND CRUISE MISSILES SHOT DOWN WERE MEANT TO BE SHOT BY IAF AND JAF !

THE IRANUAN AIM WAS TO TEST THE IAF ADS !

AFTER THAT THE BALLASTIC MISSILES WERE LAUNCHED !

EVEN THERE 70% WERE LAUNCHED FOR DIVERSIOB AND SATURATION OF ADS !

THE 10 MISSILES WHICH HIT THE ISRAELI AI R BASE IN NEGEV HIT THE TARGET 1100 % !

SO IT IS NOT 3330 DEVICES LAUNCHED OF WHCIH 10 HIT !

IT IS 30 BALLISTIC MISSILES WHICH TAREGTEED THE AIR BASES OF IAF AND 10 HIT !

TO KILL 330 DEVICES - IAF AND ADS WOULD HAVE USED 1 OR 2 MISSSILES ! SO 700 MISSILES USED BY IAF !

COST OF IAF AND ADS MISSILES SAY 2 MILLION USD PER PIECE ! dindooohindoo

COST TO ISRAEL = 1.4 BILLION USD

samir sardana said...

IRAN HAS BOMBED ISRAEL !



THE TRILLION DOLLAR QUESTION !

WILL BENJY USE IRAN ATTACK TO GO FOR IRAN NUKE PROGRAMS ?

IS IRAN BAITING BENJY ? ISRAEL WILL NEVER GET ANOTHER CHANCE -EVER !

Y DID IRAN TAKE 15 DAYS ?

IRAN TOOK 15 DAYS TO SOUND OF US AND EU – and TAKE THE SUPPORT OF R USSIA AND CHINA

LIKE IN THE SOLEIMANI RETALIATION!

IRON DOME IS NOT FOR BALLISTIC MISSILES ! IT IS FOR ROCKETS

IRAN HAS GAMED THE IAF ! MISSION ACHIEVED !

IS THIS THE TIME FOR IRAN TO DECLARE IT HAS NUKES !

THAT BRINGS NUCLEAR PARITY IN GULF ! IRAN HAS TO ALSO DECLARE TO THE WORLD TJAT IT HAS A DEFENSE TREATY WITH RUSSIA AND CHINA !

BENJAMIN KNOWS THAT THE 1ST ATTACK OF IRAN WAS A MESSAGE !

DRONES & NO STEALTH MISSILES !

THE IRAN MISSILE DEBRIS DID NOT KILL ANY ONE !

CHANCE OR AS PER PLAN ?

ISRAEL AND BENJY WANTED TO ATTACK IRAN NUKES !

THIS IS BEST CHANCE !

IT WILL MAKE BENJY FOREVER PM !

US POLLS WILL BE POSTPONED BY BIDEN AS GULF WILL BE ON FIRE !

US SOLD F-35 TO IAF TO BOMB IRAN NUKE PROGRAM ! IAF CAN REACH IRAN VIA F-35 ! NO NEED FOR AIR TANKERS OR US AIRCRAFT CARRIERS !

THE RIGHT WING IN KNESSET WILL APPLY HUGE PRESSURE ON BENJY YAHOO TO STRIKE IRAN !

IF BENJY DOES NOT ATTACK – HE WILL BE TOPPLED !

IF HE ATTACKS – ESCALATION AND SAUDI WILL HAVE TO ALLOW IAF TO OVERFLY ! AND IF IAF DOES NOT SEEK SAUDIA PERMISSION – IT WILL BE SHOT DOWN !

THAT IS WW3 ! dindooohindoo

THIS WAS A IRANIAN TEST FOR ISRAELI ADS !

ACCURATE BALLISTIC MISSILES =SOLUTION

IF FROM 100000 MISSILES - 1 LANDS IN JERUSALEM & IT HAS NUKE WARHEAD !

THAT IS THE IRANIAN MESSAGE, TO ISRAEL

Riaz Haq said...

Exterminate All the Brutes - The Chris Hedges Report

https://chrishedges.substack.com/p/exterminate-all-the-brutes

When those who are occupied refuse to submit, when they continue to resist, we drop all pretense of our “civilizing” mission and unleash, as in Gaza, an orgy of slaughter and destruction. We become drunk on violence. This violence makes us insane. We kill with reckless ferocity. We become the beasts we accuse the oppressed of being. We expose the lie of our vaunted moral superiority. We expose the fundamental truth about Western civilization — we are the most ruthless and efficient killers on the planet. This alone is why we dominate the “wretched of the earth.” It has nothing to do with democracy or freedom or liberty. These are rights we never intend to grant to the oppressed.

“Honor, justice, compassion and freedom are ideas that have no converts,” Joseph Conrad, who wrote “Heart of Darkness,” reminds us. “There are only people, without knowing, understanding or feelings, who intoxicate themselves with words, repeat words, shout them out, imagining they believe them without believing in anything else but profit, personal advantage and their own satisfaction.”

Genocide lies at the core of Western imperialism. It is not unique to Israel. It is not unique to the Nazis. It is the building block of Western domination. The humanitarian interventionists who insist we should bomb and occupy other nations because we embody goodness — although they promote military intervention only when it is perceived to be in our national interest — are useful idiots of the war machine and global imperialists. They live in an Alice-in-Wonderland fairytale where the rivers of blood we spawn make the world a happier and better place. They are the smiley faces of genocide. You can watch them on your screens. You can listen to them spout their pseudo-morality in the White House and in Congress. They are always

Riaz Haq said...

Why is India’s Hindu Right Pro-Israel?

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri


https://thediplomat.com/2024/06/why-is-indias-hindu-right-pro-israel/


As a result of this thawing, several economic and military factors have drawn India and Israel closer together. The two countries engage in robust trade and India’s defense industry has developed strong ties to Israel; India is the largest buyer of Israeli weapons, which are vital to its national security. Almost half — 42.1 percent — of Israel’s arms exports went to India since 2014. Since 2022, India has been a participant in the I2U2 group of four countries — India, Israel, the United States, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) — that is aiming, among other things, to build a transport corridor linking India and Europe through Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.

However, as beneficial and positive as all these developments are, they are not strictly unique, from India’s perspective, to Israel. India, after all, enjoys robust military, trade, political, and social ties with a variety of other countries, ranging from Japan to France. What really lies behind much of India’s love for Israel today is the affinity that the Hindu-right has for Israel as an ideological and political model.

In the past, many Indian nationalists, whether secular or Hindu, had some affinity for imperial Japan, a model of a well-managed, technologically efficient, ethnostate. Imperial Japan was the model for Asian nationalists, from India to China to Thailand to Indonesia, throughout the early 20th century. Japan was, after all, the first non-Western, Asian country to successfully industrialize and hold its own against the European colonial powers of the 19th century, and the purpose of nationalism is to strengthen the nation’s culture and military vis-à-vis other nations.

In contemporary India, Israel occupies such a role of emulation for Hindu nationalists, that it is often said that they seek to create a Hindu Israel in India. Israel is what they envision for India, and indeed, what nationalists throughout the world envision for their countries: a well-ordered state that stands against adversaries, modern — technologically and legally advanced — but also traditional at the same time, as well as supporting a society that gives the pride of place to its dominant cultural group and its norms, where minorities are managed.

Indeed, just as there is a gulf within the Israeli right between secular Zionists and the ultra-Orthodox, Hindu nationalists are rarely theocrats. Their goals are more aligned with shepherding India away from its constitutionally-mandated neutrality between different confessional communities toward something more akin to Israel’s Jewish state model wherein all groups have equal civic rights but the titular group has preferential treatment.

On top of this ideological convergence, Hindu nationalists see much in common with Israel and India’s specific situations. Both are countries that serve as the primary home of a religious (and some would say, ethnoreligious) group that does not have other homelands, unlike say Arab Muslims or Western Christians.

Both neighbor hostile powers, some of which seek to deprive them of land or destroy them altogether. Finally, nationalists see Jews and Hindus as being similar in that both groups had to struggle for political power for centuries before finally attaining it, in the form of their own states, during the 20th century, either through the independence of India in 1947, or the creation of Israel in 1948.

In short, a major factor in the upsurge of Indian favorability to Israel is that Israel is a contemporary example of a modern ethnostate, one that combines ancient culture with modern prosperity, technological prowess, and military success, all factors that appeal to the Hindu right. More generally, and less ideologically, Indians feel a shared sense of empathy with Israel in its struggle against terrorism, while three decades of increased economic and people-to-people ties have drawn Indian and Israeli societies closer together.

Riaz Haq said...

Fidato
@tequieremos
Anand Ranganathan, a right wing hate monger who is close to the ruling establishment in India, has called for an “Israel-like solution in Kashmir”. An open call for a genocide of Muslims in Kashmir while appearing on India’s official news agency.

https://x.com/tequieremos/status/1800406972757672032


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Indian commentator advocates for Israel-like genocidal solution in Kashmir - Muslim Mirror



https://muslimmirror.com/eng/indian-commentator-advocates-for-israel-like-genocidal-solution-in-kashmir/

On Sunday Indian right-wing commentator Anand Ranganathan called for an Israel-like solution in Kashmir during The Samosa Caucus Podcast hosted by Smita Prakash. Other co-panelists included Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, Sushant, and Tahseen.

“You need an Israel-like solution to Kashmir. The fact that Israel has not been able to ‘solve it’ is not because Israel is not acting to solve it, or Israel is not doing things that should be done. If, for example, seven lakh (700,000) Israelis were driven out of their homes, and Israel had not acted, you would have said ‘Yes, they didn’t solve it,’” Ranganathan stated.



He continued, “Israel has catered for its people who were hard done by, we haven’t! It’s as simple as that. Despite that, yes, there may never be a solution because of the ideology of the people who hate Israelis, and the ideology of the people who hate Hindus. That’s irrespective. What I’m saying is, have we taken the right decisions; we haven’t.”

This is not the first time right-wing Hindu nationalists have invoked the “Israeli-model” as the go-to solution for Indian-occupied Kashmir. In 2019, a former Indian envoy to New York City suggested at a private gathering that India should follow the Israeli settler model in Kashmir.

Anand Ranganathan, an Indian scientist and political commentator known for his crass Islamophobic remarks, is the Consulting Editor of the Hindu nationalist publication Swarajya. He has more than a million followers on X and is known for his vehemently anti-Muslim rhetoric. His remarks on the podcast followed dehumanizing commentary about Kashmir’s “fertility rates” by Abhijit Iyer-Mitra.

“The fertility rates [in Kashmir] cannot support an insurgency,” Iyer-Mitra said casually. The concern over “Muslim fertility” is a deeply ingrained Zionist and Hindu nationalist talking point. In their view, Muslims are not seen as human beings but as “terrorists” or “demographic threats.”

The discussion’s shift from “fertility” to the adoption of Israeli genocidal tactics in Kashmir highlights the troubling nature of such rhetoric. The invocation of Israel’s tactics, which have been widely criticized for their human rights violations, as a model for Kashmir underscores the dangerous and dehumanizing ideologies driving these conversations.

Riaz Haq said...

#India exports rockets, explosives to #Israel amid #Gaza war, documents reveal. A ship containing explosives loaded in India and was en route to Israel’s port of Ashdod, some 30km (18 miles) from the Gaza Strip. #Palestine #genocide #Hindutva #Zionism
https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2024/6/26/india-exports-rockets-explosives-to-israel-amid-gaza-war-documents-reveal

In the early morning hours of May 15, the cargo vessel Borkum stopped off the Spanish coast, lingering in the waters a short distance from Cartagena. At the port, protesters waved Palestinian flags and called on authorities to inspect the ship based on suspicions that it carried weapons bound for Israel.

Leftist members of the European Parliament sent a letter to Spanish President Pedro Sánchez requesting that the ship be prevented from docking. “Allowing a ship loaded with weapons destined for Israel is to allow the transit of arms to a country currently under investigation for genocide against the Palestinian people,” the group of nine MEPs warned.

Before the Spanish government could take a stand, the Borkum cancelled its planned stopover and continued to the Slovenian port of Koper. “We were right,” Inigo Errejon, the spokesperson for the hard-left Sumar party wrote on X, arguing that the Borkum’s decision to skip Cartagena confirmed the suspicions.

But missed in the debate over whether the ship ought to be allowed to dock in Spain were the unlikely origins of the Borkum’s cargo.

According to documents seen by Al Jazeera, the ship contained explosives loaded in India and was en route to Israel’s port of Ashdod, some 30km (18 miles) from the Gaza Strip. Marine tracking sites show it departed Chennai in southeast India on April 2 and circumnavigated Africa to avoid transiting through the Red Sea, where Yemen’s Houthis have been attacking vessels in reprisal for Israel’s war.

The identification codes specified in the documentation, obtained unofficially by the Solidarity Network Against the Palestinian Occupation (RESCOP), suggest the Borkum contained 20 tonnes of rocket engines, 12.5 tonnes of rockets with explosive charges, 1,500kg (3,300 pounds) of explosive substances and 740kg (1,630 pounds) of charges and propellants for cannons.

A paragraph on confidentiality specified that all employees, consultants or other relevant parties were mandated that “under no circumstances” were they to name IMI Systems or Israel. IMI Systems, a defence firm, was bought by Elbit Systems, Israel’s largest weapons manufacturer, in 2018.

The commercial manager of the ship, the German company MLB Manfred Lauterjung Befrachtung, told Al Jazeera in a statement that “the vessel did not load any weapons or any other cargo for the destination Israel”.

A second cargo ship that had departed India was denied entry on May 21 to the port of Cartagena. Spanish newspaper El Pais reported that the Marianne Danica left from India’s port of Chennai and was en route to Israel’s port of Haifa with a cargo of 27 tonnes of explosives. Minister of Foreign Affairs Jose Manuel Albares confirmed in a news conference that the vessel was denied entry on the grounds that it was shipping military cargo to Israel.

These incidents add to mounting evidence that weapon parts from India, a country that has long advocated dialogue over military action in resolving conflicts, are quietly making their way to Israel, including during the ongoing months-long war in Gaza. A lack of transparency on India’s transfers helps them slip under the radar, say analysts.

Riaz Haq said...

Has AIPAC become a pro-Netanyahu, anti-Israel lobbying group?

https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-755035

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s war on Israeli democracy is turning Jews and other supporters away from Israel at an alarming rate, raising the question of whether they will find another home or just go away.

For half a century, their home was the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), where support for Israel had been single-mindedly bipartisan. The lobby group was careful not to rate or endorse candidates, and largely kept hands off when it came to campaign contributions until it felt threatened by a small rival.

I spent the 1980s as the organization’s legislative director, and am very proud of my bipartisan group of lobbyists who put aside our own politics for the good of the cause. All of us got occasional flak from friends and family for working with lawmakers with whom we often disagreed on so many other, unrelated issues.

Has AIPAC become a pro-Netanyahu, anti-Israel lobbying group?
No longer. AIPAC has plunged into partisanship with a hard turn to the Right, embracing Evangelical Christians, hardline conservative Republicans, and election deniers whose views on everything but Israel were largely anathema to the mainstream Jewish community.

The group apparently shared Netanyahu’s view that those groups were a more reliable base, more inclined toward his thinking than those argumentative Jews and liberals. The lobby’s leadership at the staff and donor levels were predominantly right wing and in tune with Likud and Republican brands.

Netanyahu cultivated a close relationship with congressional Republicans and conservative AIPAC figures when he was number two at the Israeli embassy in Washington in the early 1980s. That led to a dramatic turning point in the US-Israel relationship in 2015, when the prime minister blind-sided then-president Barack Obama by accepting the Republican speaker of the House of Representatives’ invitation to help lead the GOP opposition, in coordination with AIPAC, to the administration’s Iran nuclear agreement.

Netanyahu already had a reputation for meddling in US partisan politics on behalf of Republicans, and this brought further deterioration in relations with American Jewry and the Democratic Party for which Jews traditionally cast nearly three out of every four of their votes.

Israeli premiers Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres, Ehud Olmert, Ehud Barak, and even Ariel Sharon complained that AIPAC, in cahoots with Netanyahu, consistently worked against their peace policies, which had broad support among Jews and Democrats.

If Iran was a turning point, the assault on democracy and Israel’s independent judiciary may be a breaking point.

A Haaretz editorial this week called AIPAC “the pro-Netanyahu, anti-Israel lobby.” It accused the group of “helping” Netanyahu “perpetuate a coup” to “destroy democracy” in Israel by trying to soften Democratic opposition to his assault on the justice system.