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Tuesday, 5 June 2007

South Africa slams Israel's 40-year occupation
The development of a new narrative

There's nothing like a good dose of hyperbole to get an article going. Leave your critical facilites at the door Ladies and Gentleman we have another South African sponsored rant to believe...

Tue, 05 Jun 2007

No country in the world has been able to flout international law as much as Israel in the four decades since the Six Day War, the South African government said on Monday.

Speaking at a reception for all the Arab ambassadors posted to Pretoria, South Africa's deputy foreign minister Aziz Pahad said the international community had failed the Palestinian people by not putting an end to the occupation of their land which was captured by Israel in 1967.

"Israel has been able to defy the international community with impunity ... No country has been allowed to get away with such blatant violations of international law," he said on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Six Day War when Israel took the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem.
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The 'facts' have not changed

"The situation 40 years on is still bad. Israeli settlements are continuing in Palestinians' territory. The facts on the ground have not changed.

"Israeli violence against Palestine is continuing. The Israeli authorities continue to arrest and imprison Palestinian ministers and legislators. The construction of the wall continues," he added in reference to the barrier being erected by Israel along the West Bank.

South Africa has been one of the most vocal supporters of the Palestinian cause, comparing their struggle against occupation with the fight against whites-only apartheid rule that ended in 1994.

In a statement, the governing African National Congress (ANC) also expressed their solidarity with the Palestinian people.

"Today, thirteen years after the end of apartheid, South Africans need to join hands and act in solidarity with the people of Palestine as they struggle for the realization of their basic human rights," it said.

"These include the right to self-determination and the return of the people of Palestine."


When one comes across drivel like this, the first temptation is to turn the page, click through to another more interesting 'news item', but thats where the problem lies.

I believe most people with a reasonable awareness of 20th century history and the undercurrents of world politics could spot the glaring inconsistencies in this article at 20 paces.

The unfortunate truth is, they're not the ones that need to be addressed. It's the less worldly more gullible audiences around the world which fall for this drivel, hook line and sinker that need to be provided with an easily digestible alternative option.

The Mantra they believe is, If it's written it must be true.

With the recent ANC support of the Palestinians becoming more and more overt, it would be easy to feel Israel is becoming more and more 'isolated'.

It's a master stroke of Arab stratagem that they have slowly of late began to rewrite the narrative.

Its not the narrative of the poorer areas of Cairo,these souls generally believe Nasser taught Israel a lesson back in 1967.

It's a far more sophisticated narrative that is slowly being rewritten for a far more astute and critical audience in the 21'st century.

Traditionally Israel has been held up in the pro Palestinian Pan Arabic world as the tormentors of the Palestinians, the fanatical oppressors of a poor under privileged and under empowered group of innocents.

A group of victims who have managed to develop a portfolio of victim hood that out maneuvers and blinds the world to far worst humanitarian tragedies.

The Palestinians have taken the art of playing Victim to a new level.

Initially the World was outraged, and allowed the Arab bloc to manipulate the UN assembly, and later the UNHRC and enable Sanction after Sanction to cloud the real horizon and the real truth.

Things are slowly changing. The Western world after 9-11 has become a little less patient of the 'Victim narrative which is interwoven with a terrorist themed duality'.

The so called 'Pigs and Apes' Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is so fond of driving into the sea isn't quite working, It's time for a new ad campaign.

With the huge expansion of media resources, and the empowerment of the individual through blogging, Israel is currently seeing the beginning of a new, more dangerous and omnipotent narrative.

Its a narrative which is dangerously seductive to the US State department, its a fix all, patch all promise of, well biblical proportions.

No longer is Israel seen just as the oppressor of the 'poor Palestinian', no the ante has been upped, the understated threat is understood.

The Arab bloc has recently and ferociously be writing the narrative of the 'If only'.

The premise is all the Islamic extremism, all the terror attacks, all the worlds suffering caused by terrorism is reducible to one magical equation.

and you might ask what is that equation?

Well If only Israel had been more peaceful, If only the Western world and been more 'consultative' towards the Arab world and the establishment of a state for the 'Jews'.

If only Israel would return to its borders of 1967....

The Western world is accused of trying to satisfy its own internal guilt by giving the Jews a homeland, the west had no right to promise.

It's really quite simple. If Israel hadn't been established against the desires of its Arabic neighbors then:
  • There would be no Islamic Fundamentalism.

  • There would be No Islamic Terrorism

  • There would be No instability in the Middle East

  • The quagmire called Iraq would be solved.

  • Islamists would suddenly yell we love America rather than death to America

  • Petrol would flow into our gas tanks at a ridiculously cheap price

  • Click.. Click...

    and every one would be happy......
Every time you wait at the check in at the airport for three hours due to added security, don't think of the number of Saudi Arabians that were involved in 9-11, don't think of the Islamic Terrorists which maim and slaughter innocents at will, world wide.. just think of those damn pesky Jews and their obsession for a homeland.

News article:
iafrica.com: SA slams Israel's 40-year occupation


Yid With Lid said...

Yes but on the negative side if there was no Israel James Baker and Pat Buchanan would be out of a Job

Jewish Blogmeister said...

The stuff out there is so absurd I just raise my hands up to heaven and say it's up to you.

Canadian Salmon said...

the world is just turning anti-Israel and Anti-Jewish at the same time. Plain and simple. Its scary to be living in these times as a Jew.

Mr Bagel said...

Yid With Lid and James Baker and Pat Buchanan unemployed would be bad?? How so?

JBM It is worthy of remembering the more important aspects, but I feel misrepresentation by individuals and the media needs to be addressed each and every time.

Canadian Salmon Yes there does seem to be a gathering momentum in anti semitism. Could Europe's memory be so short?

Mr Bagel