U.S. Delivers Big Fuck You To The Palestinian People

December 11, 2017 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


Trump/Pence Regime Moves U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem:

An Outrageous “Fuck You” to the Palestinian People… A Huge Provocation Aimed at Exacerbating Antagonism and the Risk of War

On December 6 Donald Trump announced that the U.S. embassy in Israel will formally move to Jerusalem. This is a vicious slap in the face of the Palestinian people, who for 70 years have been subjected to escalating genocide at the hands of the state of Israel and its main backer—the United States. And, this move consciously pours gasoline on the tinder-strewn and volatile Middle East region.

Until this year, no country recognized Jerusalem as the country’s capital and none of them have embassies in the city. Every prominent expert on the region (coming from the perspective of safeguarding the interests of the U.S. empire) has warned this move will likely set off violence, unrest, and destabilize the region, including countries that the U.S. is working with to forge into an alliance against Iran. Trump got phone calls from his counterparts around the world, heard their warnings and pleas, and began his speech by rejecting that advice:

“When I came into office, I promised to look at the world’s challenges with open eyes and very fresh thinking. We cannot solve our problems by making the same failed assumptions and repeating the same failed strategies of the past. All challenges demand new approaches. My announcement today marks the beginning of a new approach to conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.”

What is “new” here is not U.S. backing for Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people. Such backing is a basic job requirement for any political figure who wants to be considered legitimate by the ruling forces in this country, who see Israel as a key ally and enforcer for their interests in the Middle East and beyond. (See Bastion of Enlightenment … or Enforcer for Imperialism: The Case of Israel for the real history and nature of this settler state, which has been systematically distorted or hidden from most Americans.)...  Read more

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A Parable

Someone comes to your house and says, “I used to live here, and I have a lot of sentimental attachment to it. Besides, I’m having a hard time of it where I live now. Is it OK if I stay in the basement?”

After a while, he asks, “I have some friends in trouble. Can they come too?”

Then he says, “You know what, I want to live here. I’m going to take the first floor.” When you say no, and try to resist, he brings in his gangster friends to back him up and he takes over the first and second floors, and he puts you in the attic, with an armed guard to control your movements in and out.

When you complain, he locks you in, keeps the keys and puts three vicious pit bulls at the entrance just to make sure you don’t get out. When you continue to make noise, and the neighbors raise questions, he says that he will work out an agreement with you where you can have a kitchen in the attic and do some remodeling of it.

Meanwhile, he moves more of his relatives into the attic right there with you. “After all,” his relatives say, “the attic was part of our original house and so it’s rightfully ours.” The newcomers can come and go, but you can’t. And they can use the pit bulls against you if you complain... or even if you don’t.

Finally he says, “You know what? You make too much noise in the attic, and I’m worried you’ll sneak down one night. Forget about running the attic. Forget about living there, too. You better leave altogether.”

Then what do you do?





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