Against All Better Judgment: A Book Review and Current Events
By Eileen Fleming
Exclusive to The Arab Daily News
On Sunday from Tel Aviv it was reported, “Israel’s supporters in Congress are pushing legislation to bolster aid, advanced arms, export licensing exemptions and augmented in-country stockpiles of US weapons.”
The US-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014 will mandate measures further entwining “Washington’s legal commitment to ensure Israel’s so-called Qualitative Military Edge.”
On March 5th the US House of Representatives voted 410-1 for H.R. 938, to alter Israel’s status as a “major non-NATO ally” to a “major strategic partner.”
Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., co-chair of the Congressional Israel Allies Caucus said, “Israel remains the closest friend America has in the world. Unfortunately, this administration has consistently failed to recognize that fact, often alienating allies like Israel while catering to our enemies. Israel’s importance as a major strategic partner has been demonstrated time and again.”
The simple truth is for decades U.S. foreign policy and defense experts opposed even supporting the creation of Israel and the Zionist/Israel Lobby has “worked underground secretly and illegally throughout its history.”
“Against Our Better Judgment: The hidden history of how the United States was used to create Israel” provides the facts and background story that if Americans only knew could end today’s foreign policies tomorrow.
In her latest release, Alison Weir documents how decades of Zionist propaganda reaped massive funding and diplomatic support for Israel to “sustain the forcibly established state and provided a blank check for its aggressive expansions.”
Beginning in the early 20th century, the roots of political Zionism in America took hold and spread as a movement “through education and infection.”
Jewish non-Zionists labeled the movement as “foreign, un-American, racist and separatist phenomenon”.
In 1939, Ben Gurion said he was “convinced that the main arena for Zionists efforts outside of Palestine was America.”
That same year, under the leadership of Rabbi Hillel Silver, the American Zionist Emergency Council/AZEC and the United Jewish Appeal/UJA were created.
By 1948, the UJA had raised four times more than what Americans contributed to the Red Cross.
Both launched political and public relations offensives to capture the support of congress, clergy, editors, educators and labor leaders.
AZEC activists made direct contact with US reps and Senators and went “after union members, wives and parents of servicemen and Jewish veterans.”
They rallied against anti-Zionist lecture tours to shut them down before they occurred or turned out to disrupt them.
In its 48th Annual Report the Zionist Organization of America proudly noted the “immensity of our operations and their diversity” which reaches “into every department of American life.”
Of particular interest to American Christians should be AZEC’s manipulation of clergy to support the “Christian Council on Palestine” [3,000 members by the end of WW II] and the “American Palestine Committee” [6,500].
The groups proclaimed “the tragic plight of [Jewish] refugees fleeing from persecution and finding no home” and good Americans were manipulated to favor the Zionist agenda through a Jewish refugee problem.
Most Americans remain unaware that the creation of Israel resulted in massive expulsions of indigenous Palestinians and 66 years and counting, Palestinian refugees are still denied the right to return to their homeland despite the fact that the Establishment of Israel was also contingent upon upholding the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
(1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state.
(2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.
The Declaration of the Establishment of Israel affirmed:
On the day of the termination of the British mandate and on the strength of the United Nations General Assembly declare The State of Israel will be based on freedom, justice and peace as envisaged by the prophets of Israel: it will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion it will guarantee freedom of religion [and] conscience and will be faithful to the Charter of the United Nations.-May 14, 1948.
Weir quotes an American Christian Biblical scholar who spoke of a friend who had been living in Jerusalem who was told, “When we get control you can take your dead Christ and go home.”
Of interest to ALL Americans should be the details Weir provides regarding U.S. State Department officials who opposed the creation of Israel because it “would imperil U.S. interests and violate democratic principles.”
President Truman’s State Department also warned that America would loose moral prestige for betraying “the high principles which we ourselves have enunciated during the period of the [Second World] War.”
The Zionist agenda pushed the UN Partition Plan despite State Department warnings that its implementation “would guarantee that the Palestinian problem would be permanent and still more complicated in the future.”
Due to the dearth of political forces to counter balance the Zionist agenda this generation would do well to heed President George Washington’s warning to US:
Observe good faith and justice towards all nations; cultivate peace and harmony with all.
Passionate attachments for others should be excluded; and that, in place of them, just and amicable feelings towards all should be cultivated.
The nation which indulges towards another a habitual hatred or a habitual fondness is in some degree a slave.
A passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils.– Farewell Address, 1796
“Against Our Better Judgment: The hidden history of how the United States was used to create Israel” provides many facts the masters of media manipulation will fear-and they only fear a well-informed public.
Eileen Fleming has been to both sides of The Wall 8 times since 2005, she is the Founder of WeAreWideAwake.org , Producer of “30 Minutes with Vanunu” and an Author
Leader of TNT/FREE Vanunu
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