Trump’s Fawning Address in Israel
by Stephen Lendman
It made disturbing listening and reading from the transcript. He “reaffirm(ed) the unshakable bond between the United States and Israel” – unshakably partnered in high crimes of war and against humanity he failed to explain.
Sounding like Netanyahu, he said “(t)he ties of the Jewish people to this holy land are ancient and eternal.”
“Israel is a testament to the unbreakable spirit of the Jewish people” – at the expense of millions of brutalized Palestinians and harm done to regional states.
“My administration will always stand with Israel,” he blustered. “Through your hardships, you have created one of the most abundant lands in the world.”
It’s been unaccountable throughout its sordid history because of US-led Western support, getting away with slow-motion genocide for decades.
Trump: “While evil forces seeks to kill innocents of all faiths, your nation has responded with compassion, charity, and generosity.”
Fact: Its agenda is polar opposite. Its Machiavellian alliance with America is the greatest threat to world peace.
Trump: “We must build a coalition of partners who share the aim of stamping out extremism and violence, and providing our children with a peaceful and hopeful future.”
It “requires the world to fully recognize the vital role of the state of Israel.”
Fact: America and Israel are the world’s leading perpetrators of state terror, promoting extremism and violence to serve their interests.
Reinventing history, Trump turned truth on its head, claiming “Israelis have experienced firsthand the hatred and terror of radical violence.”
“Israelis are murdered by terrorists wielding knifes and bombs. Hamas and Hezbollah launch rockets into Israeli communities where schoolchildren have to be trained to hear the sirens and run to bomb shelters.”
“ISIS targets Jewish neighborhoods, synagogues, and storefronts. And Iran’s leaders routinely call for Israel’s destruction.”
Fact: Israelis mass murder Palestinians, not the other way around. Hamas and Hezbollah never preemptively attacked Israel, only responded defensively to its aggression.
Iran never called for Israel’s destruction. The Big Lie has been around for a long time, one of many ways the Islamic Republic is vilified.
Former Deputy Israeli Prime Minister Dan Meridor admitted former Iranian President Ahmadinijad never said Israel should be “wipe(d) off the face of the face off the map” – actually saying its regime would collapse on its own.
Yet the false claim persists, Trump in his Israeli address disgracefully repeating it.
Saying “let us pray for…peace, and for a more hopeful future across the Middle East” belies the US/Israeli axis, waging endless wars, wanting sovereign Syrian and Iranian independence destroyed, their governments ousted, pro-Western rule replacing them.
Trump: “ All decent people want to live in peace, and all humanity is threatened by the evils of terrorism.”
Fact: Peace is unattainable as long as America, Israel and their rogue allies wage endless wars. State terrorism is the evil Trump ignored.
Trump: “As I have repeatedly said, I am personally committed to helping Israelis and Palestinians reach that mutual commitment comprehensive peace agreement, and I had a great meeting this morning with President Mahmoud Abbas and I can tell you that he is ready to reach a peace deal.”
Fact: The only so-called “peace agreement” acceptable to Washington and Israel is unconditional Palestinian surrender, continued subjugation under occupation harshness.
Trump: “The United States is firmly committed to keeping Iran from developing a nuclear weapon and halting their support of terrorists and militias that are causing so much suffering and chaos throughout the Middle East.”
Fact: Iran’s nuclear program has no military component – not now or earlier, likely never given its abhorrence of these weapons, wanting the region free from them.
Fact: Iran is a victim of terrorism, not a sponsor or perpetrator like Washington and Israel.
As long as both countries pursue imperial objectives, endless wars will rage. Peace, stability and security will remain unattainable.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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