Sieg Heil Israel: The Zionisation Of Western Democracies Is now Complete

by William Hanna, 27.04.2016.

During 2015 some writers understandably suggested that
the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) was beginning to lose its
grip on the U.S. government. It was believed that AIPAC’S waning influence was
partly due to its “losing big on the Iran sanctions” and failing “to prevent
the Iran nuclear deal.” Such optimism that the American people might be getting
back what  Abraham Lincoln had termed as “Government of the people, by the
people, for the people . . . ” has, regrettably, proved somewhat premature with
news that the U.S. — at the urging of 83 of the 100 sitting senators
— is ready to offer Israel the largest aid package in history. (
A further indication that the Jewish lobby led by AIPAC
is alive, well, and still in full control, comes with the passing of a
Bipartisan Anti-BDS Bill by the California state’s Assembly Accountability
Administrative Review Committee. Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach)
issued the following disingenuous statement considering that Israel
consistently violates every principle of democracy and human rights which the
U.S. hypocritically purports to be upholding and fighting for:
is always the right time to fight against discrimination and hate speech, and
today the Republicans are honoured to stand strong in this bipartisan fight.
California and Israel have historically stood together as allies due to our
unique bond founded on shared values, a bilateral trade relationship, and our
unwavering commitment to freedom and democracy. It is unconscionable for our
state to do business with companies that play politics and boycott our critical
If instead of getting his facts from The New York
or Fox News, Assemblyman Allen would instead view some U tube
video clips of racist Israeli hordes screaming “death to all Arabs” or of
recorded barbaric crimes against humanity including extrajudicial executions of
Palestinians, he would perhaps begin to realise that his conception of
“unwavering commitment to freedom and democracy,” is irrefutably flawed.
Such developments in the U.S. were preceded in Canada
earlier this year when in February the Canadian Parliament passed a historic
motion formally condemning the BDS anti-Israel movement. The motion asserted:
given Canada and Israel share a long history of friendship as well as economic
and diplomatic relations, the House reject the Boycott, Divestment and
Sanctions (BDS) movement, which promotes the demonisation and delegitimisation
of the State of Israel, and call upon the government to condemn any and all
attempts by Canadian organisations, groups or individuals to promote the BDS
movement, both here at home and abroad.”
Meanwhile in Britain, the Government has stated that it
is banning public boycotts of Israeli goods because the practice undermines
“community cohesion” and Britain’s “international security.” Ministers
have issued a so-called procurement policy note notifying public authorities
that they would face “severe penalties” if they continue procurement boycotts
on ethical grounds. In keeping with the best traditions of democracy, the
policy has now been implemented without any parliamentary debate or vote. This
was presumably because “public procurement should never be used as a tool to
boycott tenders from suppliers based in other countries, except where formal
legal sanctions, embargoes and restrictions have been put in place by the UK
Government,” as was once the case regarding Apartheid in South Africa. (
Not to be outdone by either the U.S. or Britain, France
has been equally aggressive in criminalising BDS to the extent that “BDS
activists find themselves today having to fight both antisemitic conspiracy
theories which take them to be victims, as well as the measures criminalising
the BDS movement, which claim that they are antisemitic persecutors. The trap
is thus set: what place is left in the debate to criticise Israel? The
criminalisation of the BDS movement is essentially the criminalisation of an
antiracist and anticapitalist political protest. Those who demonstrate today
against the State of Emergency and the banning of demonstrations need to remind
themselves that the current French government did not begin banning political
demonstrations with the State of Emergency following the attacks Nov. 13, 2015,
but during the Israeli assault on Gaza in July 2014. In France too, the
repression of pro-Palestinian movements serves as a laboratory of political
repression.” (
In Germany, people tend to avoid criticising Israel — a
legacy from Nazi Germany — for fear of being perceived as anti-Semitic. Such
fear on the part of most Germans who go out of their way to portray a
pro-Israel stance, makes it even more difficult for German BDS activists who
are regularly accused of being anti-Semitic as well as being physically abused.
Consequently, even without a great deal of help from the government, the BDS
movement has not yet received recognition as a legitimate form of social
The gradual but incessant and successful
criminalisation of criticism of, or opposition to Apartheid Israel — initiated
by Jewish lobby groups that operate throughout the world but more so in the
West — has without doubt not only infringed on the basic right to free speech,
but has also Zionised the government perceptions of most Western democracies
where the phantom of anti-Semitism has become the ultimate zionist weapon in
coercing most of us to remain subservient and silent because will not be
satisfied until every drop of drinkable water which it has not already stolen,
becomes too contaminated for Palestinians to drink; Israel will not be
satisfied until its air, land and sea blockade of the Occupied territories —
that prevents the import of vital food and medical supplies — has induced
malnutrition, disease and death amongst the imprisoned and persecuted
population; Israel will not be satisfied until all Palestinian children have
been traumatised by the experience of seeing their parents being hounded,
humiliated, imprisoned without due process, and in many cases simply murdered;
Israel will not be satisfied until those same children are further traumatised
by being arbitrarily arrested, interrogated without adult or legal council
support, beaten, terrorised, and forced into signing confessions (written in a
language they do not understand) that incriminate parents and relatives who are
then held indefinitely under the misused Administrative Detention Order; Israel
will not be satisfied until every Palestinian home, hospital and school has
been reduced to rubble with bombs supplied by courtesy of U.S. taxpayers; and
Israel will not be satisfied until every drop of Palestinian blood has soaked
into the stolen Palestinian lands on which more illegal Jewish settlements will
be built.
William Hanna is a freelance writer with published
books the Hiramic Brotherhood of the Third Temple and The Tragedy of
Palestine and its Children.
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