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"The Middle East, the home of ancient civilizations and holy lands — and war. The crises of the Middle East seem to defy understanding or solution.

 

The history of the region does suggest answers, however. In the Middle East, politics and the incessant drumbeat of war, ultimately have everything to do with a substance more valuable than gold: Oil.

 

The outbreak of World War I in 1914 and the Ottoman Empire’s alliance with Germany gave Britain and other imperial powers new opportunities to help themselves to the regions riches. Britain and Russia reached a new agreement in 1915, dividing up Iran and Turkey. Britain and France likewise made plans to divvy up much of the Middle East between them once the war was won.

 

At the same time, Britain encouraged Arab revolts against the Ottoman Empire with the promise that victory would lead to a united Arab nation, reaching from the Red Sea to the Persian Gulf. And, in November 1917, British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour wrote to the Zionist leader Lord Rothschild promising British government support for "the establishment in Palestine of a National Home for the Jewish People." (The Zionist movement, which originated in Europe, sought creation of a Jewish state.)

 

The British government had promised the same country to two nations.

 

At the war’s end, private interests hopeful of exploiting the region’s oil urged their governments to ignore war-time promises to Arab leaders. A variety of small, divided Arab states would be much easier to maneuver into oil deals than a large, independent Arab republic. The European powers agreed. France assumed control of Syria and Lebanon. Britain took Palestine and Mesopotamia. London granted local control to kings and sheiks favorable to British interests. These arrangements were ratified by the League of Nations; Britain’s Palestinian colony was officially a League "Mandate."

 

The new states needed boundaries. Five days of wrangling over the borders (at a conference in Baghdad) ended when Sir Percy Cox, British High Commissioner, arbitrarily drew the boundary lines setting off Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

 

The Ottoman Empire’s three Mesopotamian provinces of Mosul, Baghdad and Basra became a new nation, Iraq. What had been an adjunct of Basra became a separate political entity, Kuwait. Tiny Kuwait obtained 310 miles of coastline, Iraq just 36. Britain offered the Iraqi throne to the Bedouin leader Faysal, Kuwait to the al-Sabah family, Transjordan to the Hashemite leader Hussein and confirmed Ibn Saud as ruler of Saudi Arabia (the world’s only country named after its ruling family).

 

Britain backed up its plans for the new oil-rich nations with military might. A nationalist revolt demanding the promised independence quickly spread throughout Iraq. The British army mustard-gassed Shia rebels while the Royal Air Force bombed the Kurds. (Winston Churchill, then Secretary of State for War, recommended dropping mustard gas on the Kurds, too.)

 

The opening up of Palestine to Jewish settlements, meanwhile, served imperial strategy by furthering division in the region and by establishing a beachhead for British interests."

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December 28, 2016

"Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Wednesday offered a harsh and detailed assessment of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, saying their growth threatens to destroy the viability of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and that the United States was obliged to allow passage of a U.N. resolution condemning the activity in order to preserve the possibility of peace.

 

Kerry noted that the number of Israelis living in settlements has grown significantly and that their outposts are extending farther into the West Bank — “in the middle of what by any reasonable definition would be the future Palestinian state.”

 

No one thinking seriously about peace can ignore the reality of the threat settlements pose to peace,” he said."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/kerry-address-middle-east-peace-process-amid-deep-us-israel-strains/2016/12/28/d656e5fa-cd0a-11e6-b8a2-8c2a61b0436f_story.html?utm_term=.eae2fb4294f0

 

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January 15, 2017

"Major powers will signal to US President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday that a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians is the only solution, with France warning him that plans to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem could derail peace efforts.

 

Some 70 countries, including key European and Arab states as well as the permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, are in Paris for a meeting that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected as "futile". Neither the Israelis nor the Palestinians will be represented.

 

But, just five days before Trump is sworn in, the conference provides a platform for countries to send a strong signal to the incoming American president."

http://www.businessinsider.com/some-70-countries-are-meeting-in-paris-to-send-a-srong-signal-to-trump-about-peace-in-the-middle-east-2017-1

January 15, 2017

"Despite widespread perceptions that the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is all but doomed and that growing numbers of Israelis support annexation of the West Bank, a new survey shows that a strong majority, in the country, still favor the creation of an independent Palestinian state.

 

The survey, conducted earlier this month and just after outgoing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry outlined his vision for a solution to the longstanding conflict, was commissioned by J Street, the U.S.-based pro-Israel, anti-occupation organization. It was carried out by Smith Consulting, a respected Israeli pollster.

 

The survey found that more than two-thirds of Israelis68 percentsupport a two-state solution. The survey was carried out among a representative sample of 500 Israelis, both Jews and Arabs."

http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.765146

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January 18, 2017

"Michal Haramati, a rights activist from Jerusalem, who was in the village at the time, told the Israeli news website Ynet that she had heard many shots and that the driver had suddenly lost control of the vehicle, which went down a slope and hit two or three police officers.

 

“Eyewitnesses have confirmed that Abu al-Qian was trying to leave the village and lost control of his car only after police fired at him,” said Adalah, a group that campaigns for Arab-minority rights in Israel and that has provided legal representation for the residents of Umm al-Hiran over the past 13 years, in a statement. Adalah accused the police of a “culture of lying.”

 

Adalah said that the families of the Abu al-Qian tribe had been expelled from their lands with the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948 and, during the 1950s, had been ordered to move to the current site of Umm al-Hiran. The government never legally recognized the village and demanded that the people relocate to a nearby government-planned Bedouin town, called Houra."

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/18/world/middleeast/israel-arab-home-demolition.html?_r=0

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I was concerned until Kerry outlined his vision for a solution.

 

 

February 20, 2017

"Israel’s opposition leader says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was ready to freeze settlement construction in most of the West Bank but ultimately backed out for fear of losing his grip on power.

 

Isaac Herzog says he was willing to join Netanyahus government based on a secret regional peace initiative, brokered by then-U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry but that talks broke down when Netanyahublinked under pressure from his hard-line allies. Herzog told Israel’s Channel 10 TV Sunday night that the agreement would have changed the face of the Middle East and the one who ran away, at the end, was Netanyahu.” kitten-lick-smiley-emoticon.gif

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/israeli-opposition-netanyahu-blinked-on-peace-initiative/2017/02/20/248034c0-f75e-11e6-aa1e-5f735ee31334_story.html?utm_term=.2f0b49df06e0

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Netanyahu has never been in favor of any two state solution. He gave lip service to the concept because Israel a beggar nation that could not maintain a middle class life style for its Jewish citizens without massive handouts from the US as well as tax exemptions for anything in Israel that chooses to call itself a tax-deductible charity according to US tax code.

 

Netanyahu is a very smart, extremely talented manipulator of American politicians and citizens. Take an ordinary guy like Jimbo, who thinks that because Jews have received more Nobel Prizes than Arabs, the US should support everything that Netanyahu says, and continue to support the gradual takeover of the West Bank. There may be some understandable motive for some Jews to support Zionist colonization of the West Bank, such as having a crazy Orthodox relative who does the Aliyah thing, but there is absolutely no sane reason why American Gentiles should want their taxes to be used to support something so contrary to the interests of this country.

 

http://www.jewishagency.org/aliyah

 

At the moment, it seems that Trump is simply putty in the hands of Netanyahu as well as Vladimirt Putin, both of whom surpass him in in every conceivable talent-- including self-promotion.

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Netanyahu has never been in favor of any two state solution. He gave lip service to the concept because Israel a beggar nation that could not maintain a middle class life style for its Jewish citizens without massive handouts from the US as well as tax exemptions for anything in Israel that chooses to call itself a tax-deductible charity according to US tax code.

 

Netanyahu is a very smart, extremely talented manipulator of American politicians and citizens. Take an ordinary guy like Jimbo, who thinks that because Jews have received more Nobel Prizes than Arabs, the US should support everything that Netanyahu says, and continue to support the gradual takeover of the West Bank. There may be some understandable motive for some Jews to support Zionist colonization of the West Bank, such as having a crazy Orthodox relative who does the Aliyah thing, but there is absolutely no sane reason why American Gentiles should want their taxes to be used to support something so contrary to the interests of this country.

 

http://www.jewishagency.org/aliyah

 

At the moment, it seems that Trump is simply putty in the hands of Netanyahu as well as Vladimirt Putin, both of whom surpass him in in every conceivable talent-- including self-promotion.

 

^^ This lying piece of shit thinks we should stay out of the middle east.

Unless of course when it comes to forcing a "two state solution" on Israel. Then we need to be involved.

 

Rule #2: Liberals are hypocrites.

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"Maya’s grandparents left Poland and Germany before the Second World War, in order to help build the new state of Israel. The kibbutz where Maya grew up, “Emek Ha Yarden”, was built upon land of an abandoned Arab village. Maya admits she had never asked herself where the previous inhabitants had gone. She was a “doer” for that matter, one who asked little questions of herself.

 

During her service in the IDF, she monitored unmanned aerial vehicles dropping bombs on the streets of Lebanon, and watched people flee in silence. The monitor had no audio, the scene was distant and isolated. She never asked why or what for.

 

When she graduated her psychology studies she took a job in Paris working for ElAl. Maya’s job was to question Palestinians, foreign citizens, Palestinian citizens of Israel, before embracement. Maya voiced her left-winged political views often and out-loud but never questioned her tasks.

 

Upon her return to israel she began working as a psychologist. She worked alongside a Palestinian women from the Galilee. One day she had mentioned she had once worked as a security personal for ElAl. The women’s response was emotional “that’s what you did? Humiliated people and didn’t stop to ask yourself if what you were doing was wrong?” Maya was shocked and ashamed.

 

The turning point for Maya came actually during the protest of the social movement on 2011. Maya was there but was left wondering about the absence of political issues. A chance encounter led her to a meeting in an Arab village with Combatants for Peace. At first she was somewhat frightened. The second time she attended a meeting, Maya and other Palestinian activists were severely beaten-up by youths from the settlement “Esh Kodesh”. The incident woke a feeling of solidarity in Maya. She felt her fate had been intertwined with Combatants for Peace, of which she has been a part ever since."

http://cfpeace.org/personal-stories/

 

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The opening up of Palestine to Jewish settlements, meanwhile, served imperial strategy by furthering division in the region and by establishing a beachhead for British interests."

http://www.ranknfile-ue.org/uen_bloodandoil.html

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