“Nowadays, Israelis are exhibiting the symptoms of a mass paranoia syndrome”
A lot have been written about the Palestinian bid for statehood lately. The whole world watched the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, as he handed over the historic request to UN chief Ban Ki-moon, asking the United Nations to admit the state of Palestine as a full member.
We can glean a fairly good idea where most of the world stand on this Palestinian bid for statehood issue from the huge applause and standing ovation Mr. Abbas won as he entered the hall just after submitting the membership request and giving his speech in which he said “I do not believe that anyone with a shred of conscience can reject our application for a full membership in the United Nations and our admission as an independent state”
But that someone was actually there, right in the same room, namely Avigdor Lieberman, Israel foreign minister and I think the world has a fairly good idea of how conscientious he is. Mr. Lieberman told the UN General Assembly that an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement would take “decades”, and dismissed current talks between the two sides as unrealistic.
The foreign minister also described Iran as the largest problem in the region, and said that “the Iranian issue must be resolved before solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” In other words, Lieberman prefers to first go ahead with bombing Iran, or better yet conning the Americans into fighting this one more war for them, the same way they tricked them into the Iraq and Af-Pak war.
We have a fairly good idea where the Israeli government stand on this Palestinian aspiration for statehood as Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister has made it clear in his speech before the UN General Assembly “The Palestinians must first make peace with Israel, and only then get their state” … again and in other words, the Israelis are simply saying that it is up to them, and not to some UN assembly, to say when and how the Palestinian could have their state, if they’ll ever allow such a dream to come true in the first place.
The United States of America did not have to wait for centuries until the kingdom of Great Britain would have approved of its independence declaration, that much we know.
But what about the Israeli people, we don’t have a good idea how they view this Palestinian bid for statehood.
We know that there are sectors in the Israeli society, socialists and liberals, who advocate for a two-state solution but we are more concerned with the majority of the Israeli people who followed in the footsteps of Herzl and his manifesto for a utopian state for the Jews in the Arab land of Palestine.
Over one hundred years since Herzl died and more than 60 years since the establishment of Israel and still the fear and rejection because of which the Jews fled Europe are very much alive with them, in their old new promised land. Obviously, the problem did not lie primarily in the European attitude.
The Zionist politicians have managed over the years to utilize that sense of fear and victimization and somehow through a Zionist-oriented pop culture or what we could call now the Holocaust Industry to cast Israel as a “victim state” in order to garner “immunity to criticism”.
Nowadays, Israelis, and due to the prolonged exposure to this Holocaust industrial hazards, are exhibiting the symptoms of a mass paranoia syndrome. For more elaboration on the symptoms- albeit farcical- of this syndrome let’s watch the video.
I think an apology for the late Freddie Mercury and “Queen”, the British rock band who wrote and sang the original version “Somebody to Love“ is in order here.