Peter Myers Digest: Netanyahu invokes Amalek genocide

Netanyahu invokes Amalek genocide: “You must remember what Amalek has done to you”

(0) IDF soldier says it was LIHOP
(1) Final Solution: Erasing The Palestinians?
(2) Balfour Declaration – Breach of Contract?
(3) Netanyahu invokes Amalek genocide: “You must remember what Amalek has done to you”
(4) In First Book of Samuel, Yahweh orders the genocide of Amelek
(5) Iran Foreign Minister: “they are not receiving orders from us”
(6) General Assembly votes 120 to 14 for Gaza Truce, with 45 abstentions
(7) UNGA resolution rejected forced transfer of Palestinians
(8) Jews ditch the pro-Palestinian Left
(9) Jewish voters abandon the Left – Joel Kotkin
(10) Joel Kotkin joins the Zionist Far Right
(11) Qatar sentences 8 former Indian naval officers to death ‘for spying for Israel’
(12) Qatar-India-Israel tangled mess of espionage
(13) Bernie Sanders refuses to back calls for Gaza ceasefire
(14) Deport them to Egypt

(0) IDF soldier says it was LIHOP

An Israeli (who has previously served on the Gaza border) explains why he believes someone in authority knew of the Hamas attack & let it happen or the IDF is the most incompetent army on the planet. In whose interest did the attack serve? Who benefited?

COMMENT (Peter M.): Congratulations to those who saw the LIHOP agenda. But how it it that so many of Netanyahu’s opponents, who were protesting his Judicial ‘reforms’ on the streets for months, are now backing him? Did they not notice that Oct. 7 has made it almost impossible for the Israeli Supreme Court to strike down the bill reducing its power? A similar contrived stand-down occurred in New York on 9/11. The ethnic cleansing of what remains of Palestine is now a real possibility. Protestants, with their orientation to the Old Testament, are backing Israel unreservedly, but Catholics sympathise with the Palestinians. The Pope repeatedly called for a ceasefire, but has been ignored. This is also a crisis for Globalism, because it has caved in to Zionism, unlike the case of the Suez war of 1957, when Eisenhauer forced Israel to withdraw from Sinai. The likely result is that the Islamic block will align more closely with China, forming the Confucian-Islamic alliance that Samuel Huntington envisaged. The Neocons have forced Russia to be part of that alliance too; this is a pivotal event for world history. Jewish lobbies in the US are moving away from the Democratic Party, and will try to install a Republican government which does their bidding (as Trump did). One side effect will be a conservative win in the Culture War, and the end of ‘woke’ politics.

(1) Final Solution: Erasing The Palestinians?

VT video

The US /Israeli Final Solution: Erasing The Palestinians

Worth watching in full.

In this discussion Alan Sabrosky argues that Oct. 7 was a LIHOP event, and anticipates that Israel’s Gaza offensive will elicit attacks on US bases by Iran-supplied groups in Syria and Iraq, as a result of which the US will wage war on Syria and Iran.

(2) Balfour Declaration – Breach of Contract?

by Peter Myers, November 1, 2023

The Balfour Declaration was widely touted as a contract between Britain and Jewry (meaning the Jewish Lobby; other Jews did not support it).

It stipulates that “nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine”

Given that Netanyahu has invoked the Amalek genocide of 1 Samuel 3, implying genocidal intent in Gaza and perhaps the West Bank too,

Would there be a court at which a Breach of Contract claim could be brought?

(3) Netanyahu invokes Amalek genocide: “You must remember what Amalek has done to you”

Netanyahu invokes ‘Amalek’ narrative in speech about expanding ground operation in Gaza

Mirna Alsharif

Netanyahu invoked the “Amalek” narrative in a speech about the country’s expanding its ground operation in Gaza yesterday.

“You must remember what Amalek has done to you, says our Holy Bible,” Netanyahu said, based on a translation. “And we do remember, and we are fighting. Our brave troops and combatants who are now in Gaza or around Gaza, and in all other regions in Israel, are joining this chain of Jewish heroes, a chain that has started 3,000 years ago from Joshua ben Nun, until the heroes of 1948, the Six-Day War, the ’73 October War and all other wars in this country.”

Amalek is an ancient biblical nation that was in Canaan, which was a land in the southern Levant. The Amalekites attacked the Jewish people after the exodus from Egypt, and “they are seen as the archetypal enemy of the Jews,” according to <>

Netanyahu’s use of the narrative drew online criticism because of scripture suggesting that Amalekites must not be spared. ==

Netanyahu declares holy war against Gaza, citing the Bible

October 29, 2023 at 1:07 pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been slammed as calling for ‘a holy war of annihilation’ against the Palestinian people in the besieged Gaza Strip after he invoked the ‘Amalek’, a nation in the Hebrew Bible that the Israelites were ordered to wipe out in an act of revenge. ‘You must remember what Amalek has done to you,’ he said in a speech yesterday announcing the start of a ground invasion in Gaza, adding that Israeli soldiers were part of a legacy that goes back 3,000 years.

Critics have highlighted that the text in the Hebrew Bible which addresses revenge on the Amalek constitutes a narrative of ‘genocide’. “Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.”

(4) In First Book of Samuel, Yahweh orders the genocide of Amelek

1 Samuel 15:3

New International Version
1Samuel said to Saul, “I am the one the Lord sent to anoint you king over his people Israel; so listen now to the message from the Lord. 2This is what the Lord Almighty says …
3 Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy all that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.’”

New Revised Standard Version
Now go and attack Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have; do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’”

King James Bible
Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.

(5) Iran Foreign Minister: “they are not receiving orders from us”

Top White House Adviser Issues Warning on Wider War

The United States sees an ‘elevated risk’ of a wider war brewing.

By Jack Phillips

A top White House national security adviser on Sunday said the United States sees an “elevated risk” of the Israel–Hamas war widening into a regional conflict.

“We are vigilant, because we are seeing elevated threats against our forces throughout the region and an elevated risk of this conflict spreading to other parts of the region. We are doing everything in our power to deter and prevent that,” U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan told CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday.

It comes as the United States carried out multiple airstrikes against assets in Syria, reportedly targeting Iran-backed militia groups. Earlier this month, U.S. troops came under attack in both Iraq and Syria, although officials have not disclosed who was behind the attacks.

“We, of course, are taking every measure necessary to protect our forces, to increase our vigilance and to work with other countries in the region to try to keep this conflict that is currently in Israel and Gaza from spinning out into a regional conflict,” Mr. Sullivan said. “But the risk is real, and therefore, vigilance is high, and the steps that we are taking to deter that and prevent that are serious, systematic and ongoing.”

Also Sunday, Iran’s foreign minister, Hossein Amirabdollahian, told CNN that Iran doesn’t want the conflict to spread elsewhere in the Middle East. “We don’t want this war to spread out,” he said.

Mr. Amirabdollahian on Sunday also dismissed claims directly connecting Iran to the attacks as “baseless,” adding, “We always had political media and international support for Palestine. We have never denied this.”

“This is the truth, but in relation to this operation called the Al Aqsa Storm, there was no connection to that data between Iran and this Hamas operation, not my government nor part of my country,” he added.

U.S. and coalition troops have been attacked at least 19 times in Iraq and in Syria by Iran-backed forces in the past week. However, Mr. Amirabdollahian said linking Iran to any attack in the region, if U.S. interests are targeted, without providing proof, is “totally wrong.”

People in the region were angry, he said, and “they are not receiving orders from us. They act according to their own interest. Also, what happened, what was carried out by Hamas, it was totally Palestinian.” …

(6) General Assembly votes 120 to 14 for Gaza Truce, with 45 abstentions

It’s worth noting who voted for what. Papua New Guinea and many other indigenous island nations voted AGAINST, showing the transformative effect that Protestant Christian missions had on them – Peter M.

UNGA calls for humanitarian truce in Israel-Gaza war: How countries voted

The resolution passed with 120 votes in favour, 14 against and 45 abstentions.

The United Nations General Assembly has passed a resolution calling for an immediate humanitarian truce between Israel and Hamas and demanding aid access to Gaza.

A total of 120 countries voted in favour of the resolution, 14 countries voted against including Israel and the United States, while 45 others abstained. Among the abstentions was Canada, which had introduced an amendment that would have more explicitly condemned Hamas for its October 7 “terrorist” attack on Israel and demanded the immediate release of hostages seized by the group.

Here is a breakdown of how each country voted in the UNGA in New York City on Friday:

For (120):
A: Afghanistan, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan
B: Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei
C: Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba
D: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic
E: Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea
F: France
G: Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana
H: Honduras
I: Indonesia, Iran, Ireland
J: Jordan
K: Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan
L: Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg
M: Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar
N: Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway
O: Oman
P: Pakistan, Peru, Portugal
Q: Qatar
R: Russia
S: Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Switzerland, Syria
T: Tajikistan, Thailand, East Timor, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey
U: Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uzbekistan
V: Vietnam
Y: Yemen
Z: Zimbabwe

UN resolution calling for humanitarian truce passes [Al Jazeera]

Against (14):
A: Austria
C: Croatia, Czechia
F: Fiji
G: Guatemala
H: Hungary
I: Israel
M: Marshall Islands, Micronesia
N: Nauru
P: Papua New Guinea, Paraguay
T: Tonga
U: United States

Abstained (45):
A: Albania, Australia
B: Bulgaria
C: Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Canada, Cyprus
D: Denmark
E: Estonia, Ethiopia
F: Finland
G: Georgia, Germany, Greece
H: Haiti
I: Iceland, India, Iraq, Italy
J: Japan
K: Kiribati
L: Latvia, Lithuania
M: Monaco
N: Netherlands, North Macedonia
P: Palau, Panama, Philippines, Poland
R: Republic of Korea (South Korea), Republic of Moldova, Romania
S: San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, South Sudan, Sweden
T: Tunisia, Tuvalu
U: Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vanuatu
Z: Zambia

(7) UNGA resolution rejected forced transfer of Palestinians

United Nations votes overwhelmingly in favour of humanitarian truce in Gaza

Resolution drafted by Arab states passes by margin of 120 to 14, with 45 abstentions at the UN General Assembly.

Speaking before the vote, Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said that voting against the resolution “means approving this senseless war, this senseless killing”. Israel denounced the vote as “infamy”.

The resolution is non-binding, but serves as a barometer of global opinion as fighting between Israel and Hamas nears the end of its third week, following an assault by Hamas on southern Israel that killed more than 1,400 people.

The body convened as <> Israel intensified its bombardment on Gaza, where phone and internet service have been cut off and Israel has engaged in limited ground skirmishes before an expected invasion.

The General Assembly voted after the UN Security Council had failed to take action over two weeks, with the US and Russia <> using their veto powers to block proposals supported by the other.

The adopted resolution calls for an “immediate, durable and sustained humanitarian truce leading to a cessation of hostilities” and “firmly rejects any attempts at the forced transfer of the Palestinian civilian population”.

It also stresses the need to avoid a wider escalation of the fighting and demands increased humanitarian aid for Gaza, where only a small handful of trucks carrying aid have been allowed to enter over the last week.

A Canadian-introduced amendment to the resolution that would have added a condemnation of the Hamas attack did not receive the necessary two-thirds majority.

The resolution calls for the immediate release of all civilians being held hostage and condemns “all acts of terrorism and indiscriminate attacks” including those on Israeli civilians, but does not name Hamas specifically.

(8) Jews ditch the pro-Palestinian Left

The Jewish Crackdown On the Pro-Palestine Left


OCTOBER 27, 2023

The prominence of the organized left has reached an inflection point.

Seemingly out of nowhere, leftists taking a principled position against Israel’s genocidal brutality and the US-enabled Jewish supremacist doctrine of Zionism have found themselves targeted by the same anti-intellectual current their handlers have long deployed against us: words are violence, we feel unsafe, no platform!

Perhaps the biggest story on the left right now is the shunning of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). Maurice Isserman, a Jew who helped found the DSA, wrote a <> public account of his resignation following the group’s initial refusal to condemn the Palestinian freedom fighters.

According to Isserman’s account, “tankies” — Marxist-Leninists who embrace the Soviet Union as a model — infiltrated the group and used their superior organizational capabilities to take the largely incoherent DSA over in recent years. Isserman’s original purpose for the DSA was to capture young radicals and turn them into a loyal Democrat voters, but “tankies” thwarted this mission by establishing full support for the Palestinian cause as a litmus test, which ended up dislodging Jews and liberal gatekeepers from positions of authority.

The DSA’s position on Palestine has caused most of its high-profile and politically connected supporters to ditch them. Card carrying members such as Sarah Silverman, Joshua Leifer, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, Michigan Representative Shri Thanedar, Nithya Raman and Rep. Jamaal Bowman — all individuals who enthusiastically cheered when leftists were killing white people and looting across America during the 2020 riots — have either resigned from the DSA or condemned the group’s pro-Palestine national statement and protests.

At CUNY, a network of public universities known for churning out frothing at the mouth communists, a Jewish Republican Councilwoman named Inna Vernikov successfully pressured Brooklyn College President Michelle Anderson into flagrantly violating the First Amendment rights of pro-Palestine students by banning their rally from the campus. When the protest went on as planned off the campus, Vernikov appeared at the demonstration <> with an illegal gun in her hand. Left-wing pro-Palestine faculty were left flabbergasted, not just by the political power a Republican all of a sudden can wield over them, but also by the fact that a woman arrested for publicly flashing her firearm in New York City can somehow retain her city council seat.

On Palestine, the left feels like it has spontaneously lost all of its superpowers. The mass media is usually eager to provide wall to wall coverage of a white on non-white hate crime murder, but not when a <> Zionist fanatic stabs a 6-year-old Muslim boy to death in Chicago for being Palestinian. In Cleveland, CAIR is <> demanding the FBI investigate a driver who ran over an Arab man while screaming “Kill All Palestinians,” but it’s unlikely Merrick Garland and the rest of the Jews at the Department of Justice will be answering their calls. Multiple attempts to kill Palestinian protesters by running them over are being treated with kids gloves by authorities.

Almost all of the interracial political violence and terrorism happening right now is Jews or pro-Israel lackeys targeting pro-Palestinian protesters and Muslims, yet we are saturated with out-of-context clips of Jewish students <> “hiding” in libraries and <> calls to arrest people just for making them “feel unsafe.”

At “woke” MSNBC, <> every Muslim anchor has been suspended since the start of the Israel-Palestine conflict, a textbook violation of the Civil Rights Act that does not appear to be leading to any lawsuits or DoJ investigations. The Daily Beast has taken a break from doxing right-wingers to set its Israeli <> sniper scope on former Bernie Sanders press secretary Brianha Joy Gray, who has been defending the Palestinian cause as co-host of The Hill’s Rising. Judging from the history of Rising on Israel-related issues, she should not expect her <> contract to be renewed.

The list of pro-Palestine leftists being blacklisted, fired, doxed, and repudiated by otherwise friendly institutions and enabling powerbrokers is too long to even cite. Conservative ass-munchers, from <> Andrew McCarthy to <> Josh Hawley, are actively siccing the FBI they spent years pretending to criticize on Americans critical of Israel. Failing presidential candidate, Governor Ron DeSantis, has implemented by decree a <> brazenly unconstitutional ban on anti-Zionist activist groups operating on Florida’s college campuses.

The conservative theory that America has been taken hostage by the moral and protest power of academic left has been thoroughly debunked. Anti-Israel students using their tried and true protest playbook — sit-ins, pushing cops around, intimidation of opponents — are now <> facing mass arrests all over the country, revealing that America’s leaders were only pretending to be afraid of them.

The Jewish power structure is currently reorienting itself away from arresting Trump supporters and towards suppressing the anti-Zionist left.

(9) Jewish voters abandon the Left – Joel Kotkin

Why Jews are abandoning the left

Why Jews are abandoning the left

The reaction to Hamas’s atrocities is driving a wedge between Jewish voters and their traditional political home.


23rd October 2023

For much of the past century, Jews across Britain, North America and Europe tilted decisively to the left. The recent atrocities committed by Hamas against Israel have challenged that trend, with Jewish sensitivities inflamed in light of the growing <> celebration of terrorism among progressive leftists in the West.

Historically, Jews have been wary of the right – and for good reason. Not only did they fear the fascists, but also the old-school conservative establishment, which generally disdained Jews. The <> British Home Office used to limit Jewish immigration to the UK, and <> the US State Department tried to block reports of the Nazis’ mass murder of Jews from reaching the US. In most countries, Jews consistently supported mainstream left-wing parties – namely, Labour in Britain, the Socialists in France, the Democrats in America and the Liberals in Canada. Jews even played critical roles in more radical movements on the left, including the Communists.

The Jewish leftist tradition persists, but has been fading for years now. Recent events are likely to accelerate this decline. Many of those expressing support for Hamas’s actions, and opposition to any strong Israeli response, come from the left. In the past few years, we have seen the rise of a wide range of anti-Israel ‘progressive’ politicians, like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Squad’ in the US Congress, former British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and France’s Jean-Luc Mélenchon.

Increasingly, Jews are being forced to choose between their Jewish roots and their traditionally leftist political orientation. This undermines the stance of Jewish groups like the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which remains essentially a <> subsidiary of the Democratic Party. The ADL’s primary focus, at least before recent events, seemed to be in concert with the Biden administration’s oft-repeated view that the far right is the most pressing threat to the Jewish community.

Such views are delusional as well as dangerous. Of course, the far right remains a threat. Some right-wing parties, like Germany’s Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), contain elements that minimise fascist atrocities, even as the party <> postures to win Jewish support. Individual rightists, like the shooter at the <> Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, represent a distinct lethal threat.

None of this, however, contradicts the reality that in the US, Europe, Australia, the UK and Canada, the targeting of Jews now comes overwhelmingly from the left and its constituencies. A detailed 2017 survey from <,in%20Western%20Europe.> the University of Oslo found that in Scandinavia, Germany, Britain and France, most anti-Semitic violence came from Muslims, including recent immigrants. Similarly, <> a poll of European Jews found the majority of incidents of anti-Semitism came either from Muslims or left-wingers. Barely 13 per cent traced it to right-wingers. Violence against Jews is especially bad in places like the migrant-dominated suburb of <> Malmo in Sweden. In Paris and London – the last great redoubts of Jewish life in Europe – the danger is less right-wing anti-Semitism than the pernicious new hybrid that joins leftist and Islamist hatred. Meanwhile, virtually all right-wing parties (including the US Republicans and the Canadian and British Conservatives) have been unanimous in supporting Israel.

Other rightist politicians, like Italy’s Giorgia Meloni, France’s Marine Le Pen and Britain’s Nigel Farage, have been outspoken supporters of the Jewish State. Meanwhile, the much-disdained Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orbán, is widely criticised as fascistic and anti-Semitic. Yet he is far more pro-Israel than <> the EU bureaucracy, which has opposed Israel’s right to a forceful response to the Hamas attack.

Today, as famed Nazi-hunters Serge and Beate Klarsfeld <> suggested almost two decades ago, the real and present danger comes more from the ascendant alliance of Islamists and left-wing activists. The face of anti-Semitism comes increasingly not from knuckle-dragging neo-Nazis, but from sophistos often aligned with Palestinian activists. Sixty per cent of German anti-Semitic messages sent to the Israeli embassy come from well-educated people, according to <> one study.

In particular, generally middle-class green parties have tended to <> support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which aims to demonise and eliminate the Jewish State. One think-tank associated with the <> German Greens regularly labels Israel as an ‘apartheid’ regime. The <> Greens in Australia have also revealed themselves to be apologists for Hamas.

In the UK, while Jeremy Corbyn was leader, the Labour Party was investigated for anti-Semitism and found to have <> breached equality law in its treatment of Jewish members. As well as this, Corbyn’s long history of anti-Israel and <,and%20Holocaust%2Ddeniers> Judeophobe associations caused many Jews to defect from Labour. Unsurprisingly, Corbyn has surfaced in recent <> pro-Palestine demonstrations.

Similarly, France – today home to the world’s third-largest Jewish community – has been swept up by largely left-wing and Arab supporters of Hamas. The government has even mobilised <> 7,000 troops to protect Jews, who have for years been targets of Islamist attacks.

In France, as in the UK, recent events are likely to accelerate the shift of Jews to the centre and the right. Of course, Jewish voters are unlikely to line up behind Le Pen, progeny of a French fascist, even as she supports Israel. Nonetheless, French Jews generally no longer affiliate with their traditional Socialist Party, but with the centrist regime of <> Emmanuel Macron. And in the UK, Jews, once prominent in the ranks of radicals, have shifted dramatically <> away from their traditional Labour orientation and have largely embraced the Conservatives. <> Canadian Jews seem to be following a similar path, away from their historic ties to the Liberals and towards the Conservatives.

In the US, the predominant centre for the Jewish diaspora, a similar if less dramatic shift is taking place. Jewish voters remain mostly Democratic and liberal, <> notes Pew. But they are increasingly troubled by support for Hamas’s actions from groups like <> Black Lives Matter and the unwillingness of its supporters, like Los Angeles mayor <> Karen Bass, to denounce its pro-terrorist positions. <> The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), a once rising force on the left, has also defended the actions of Hamas – a position that would have horrified early socialist leaders like <,will%20be%20free%E2%80%9D> the late Michael Harrington, one of my own political mentors.

US Democrats’ embrace of the Obama strategy of <> making concessions to Iran may prove decisive, particularly as evidence of Tehran’s culpability in backing Hamas becomes clearer. Democrats are now associated with a movement to appease a regime that has played a role in anti-Jewish terrorism not only in Israel but also – through its satrap, Hezbollah – as far away as Argentina. Despite this, Biden has continued to make deals that enrich the Iranian mullahs. His administration has also allowed <> the likely infiltration of the State Department and even the Pentagon by what are now being investigated as essentially Iranian agents.

Even before the recent events in Gaza, the American Jewish community had been showing tentative signs of a political transformation. The awful <> Donald Trump managed to boost his Jewish vote from 24 per cent in 2016 to 30 per cent in 2020 – well above the average for most recent Republican presidents.

The GOP also made gains in <> the 2022 election, going from a quarter of the Jewish vote in 2016 to a full third. <> Orthodox Jews are already mostly GOP-leaning. Today, notes Pew, 75 per cent of Orthodox Jews identify as Republicans, up from 57 per cent in 2013.

To Jews today, it’s clear that the further left you go, the more openly anti-Israel the orientation. Ta-Nehisi Coates, greatly celebrated by the gentry left, has adopted <> a strong anti-Zionist stance.

Many supposed <> progressive and mainstream outlets have also been eager to embrace Hamas’s view of last week’s al-Ahli hospital bombing by blaming Israel for the tragedy. Indeed, the Jewish State is now treated far less well in such places as the Guardian, MSNBC, the Nation and the New Republic than at conservative publications like the Spectator, the Telegraph and National Review.

Arguably the biggest game-changer could be the universities, which once represented a cherished means of Jewish achievement and the exemplar of the community’s values. Today, however, campuses have become the epicentre of leftist pro-Palestine agitation.

It is important to note that this is not just a matter of fairly criticising Israel’s government, which nobody should be averse to. Rather, on campuses, we see an ideology openly hostile to Israel’s very existence. Jewish students have faced <> extraordinary hostility in the wake of the Hamas attacks, but have received <> little support from university administrators.

Where does this all lead? Clearly, conservatives are likely to gain more support from Jews. In the US, Canada, Europe and the UK, there may also soon develop – particularly as the Palestinian cause becomes identified with Israel’s counter-offensive – an intensifying conflict between establishment groups like the ADL and the most yeasty parts of the modern <> ‘anti-colonial’ left. There are already reports of protests against Biden’s Israel policy in the State Department and among congressional staff. Even as some dedicated leftists fear that an anti-Israel slant could doom progressivism with much of the <> Democratic electorate, the energy in the party comes largely from those once fringe, anti-Zionist elements.

For now, <> support for Israel in the US has soared, including among self-described liberals who previously tilted toward the Palestinian cause. Yet it is likely that this support will wither, particularly on the left, as Israel takes its next steps to protect its borders.

Ultimately, many Jews now face a difficult choice between embracing the centre and the right, or choosing a ‘progressive’ ideology that threatens their historic identity.

Joel Kotkin is a spiked columnist, the presidential fellow in urban futures at Chapman University and executive director of the Urban Reform Institute. His latest book, <> The Coming of Neo-Feudalism, is out now. Follow him on Twitter: <> @joelkotkin

(10) Joel Kotkin joins the Zionist Far Right

Samuel Huntington was Right: Cultural and Religious Clashes are Driving War Today

Samuel Huntington was Right: Cultural and Religious Clashes are Driving War Today

Joel Kotkin

October 28, 2023

History is rearing its ugly head, and it would best not to look away. Time to put away our foolish utopian dreams and face the harsher, more divided world, predicted in Samuel Huntington’s 2011 book, <> The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order.

… The dangerous conflict in the Middle East further reinforces the “clash of civilizations.” The takeover of the Palestinian movement by Hamas wipes away even the smallest fig leaf of liberal intent for a two-nation solution. Hamas’s goal is simple: eradicate Israel and its Jewish inhabitants. Longer term, the goals of the Islamists also include imposing their faith on even <> those Christians full of sympathy for the beleaguered Palestinians. The imbecilic Obama-Biden pandering to Iran demonstrates the foolishness of ignoring <> the fundamental realities of “clash of civilizations”; you can’t make a partnership with someone who wants you dead.

Given the clear threat to the West and its values, how can we resist these forces? The bad news is that Hamas has <> the support not only of the duopoly, but also of many other revanchist powers. The good news is that, unlike old Communists, who shared a theoretically universal world view, the various forces uncorked by the current wars often have competing visions. After all, Russia may want Chinese money and technology, but it may not be so keen on seeing Beijing’s sphere of influence spill into Siberia and the “near abroad” of Central Asia.

Similarly, despite common membership in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) movement, these countries are also competing with each other. China and India, soon to be the only real challengers to North America economically, have been at loggerheads for decades. Many companies that are contemplating <> leaving China see India, as well as Vietnam, as alternative locations. There’s more competition than co-operation in their future.

The Middle Eastern conflict also has some nuances. The key player behind the Hamas pogrom, Iran, is deeply feared by Sunni-majority states like Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The Iranians and Saudis are already in a sectarian proxy war in Yemen. The easily manipulated Arab “street” can be counted on for hysteria and hyperbole, but the actual views of the leaders of these countries may be more pro-U.S. and even more pro-Israel than they let on. At the same time, China and Russia are secular states that persecute their Muslim minorities, an awkward reality for supposed allies.

Given the enormous technical and natural resources of the West, we should be able to navigate the “clash,” making allies, for example, with other tribes like the Indians, Japanese and Koreans, all countries that have experienced rapid growth based on engagement with the capitalist world. The major obstacle may be self-inflicted — a lack of belief among large segments of the western population that disdains our own heritage and prefers to embrace groups seen as victims of <> neo-colonial oppression, however brutal and hate-filled.

Antisemitism, that reliable indicator of Western rot, is on the rise in Europe, the U.S. and, as <> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau admits, even in Canada. But hatred being bred largely <> on campuses seeks not just to destroy Israel and the Jewish people, but is in conflict with the very logic of openness that has allowed our countries to morph from racist to distinctly multicultural societies.

Sadly, it’s hard to find anyone in the West who resembles Churchill, Roosevelt, Truman or even Nixon or Reagan. The EU bureaucracy is no substitute for De Gaulle; it predictably started calling for <> a ceasefire shortly after Hamas’s atrocities and restored aid to Palestinian groups pushing the conflict.

Nor can we be too confident in a western defence establishment and intelligence services that have been focused elsewhere on green absolutism or gay rights, as <> the head of MI6 recently opined. The obsession of NATO and <> the U.S. military in fighting <> climate change and <> white nationalism is borderline insane at a time when they should be more concerned about their dubious <> war-fighting ability and our industrial prowess to meet the new challenge.

Ultimately the West cannot win, or even stay relevant, in the “clash” if it does not believe in itself and is willing to employ all possible means to protect its interests. With a debilitated sense of self-belief, the West, for all its manifold technical and cultural progress, may be ill-suited to battle the pernicious forces shaping our present clash of civilizations.

This piece first appeared at <> National Post.

(11) Qatar sentences 8 former Indian naval officers to death ‘for spying for Israel’

Qatar sentences 8 former Indian naval officers to death ‘for spying for Israel’

Alisha Rahaman Sarkar
Fri, 27 October 2023 at 8:16 pm AEDT

A court in Qatar handed death sentences to eight former Indian Navy personnel on charges of espionage – an announcement that has “shocked” New Delhi.

The retired navy men were arrested last year on suspicion of spying for Israel on Qatar’s military submarine programme, The Times of Israel reported.

The Indian government on Thursday vowed to explore all legal options in the case. The foreign ministry in a statement said it would “take up the verdict with Qatari authorities” and continue to “extend all consular and legal assistance” to the prisoners.

“We are deeply shocked by the verdict of death penalty and are awaiting the detailed judgment,” it added.

The eight men were employees of the Al Dahra consulting company, which advises the Qatari government on the acquisition of submarines.

The prisoners have been identified as captain Navtej Singh Gill, captain Birendra Kumar Verma, captain Saurabh Vasisht, commander Amit Nagpal, commander Purnendu Tiwari, commander Sugunakar Pakala, commander Sanjeev Gupta, and Sailor Ragesh, according to The Hindu.

The retired navy officers reportedly had distinguished service records of up to 20 years and held crucial roles, including that of instructors in the force.

Neither the Indian government nor the Qatari authorities have made the charges against the men public. The Qatari authorities previously provided New Delhi consular access to the eight Indian nationals during their trial.

Indian foreign minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar had earlier said that the exact nature of the charges against the eight men was “not entirely clear”.

Thursday’s government statement said that it would “not be appropriate to make any further comments at this stage” due to the “confidential nature of the proceedings”.

The sentence comes at a time when Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip in retaliation against Hamas’s surprise 7 October attack has killed over 7,000 Palestinians. More than 1,400 people in Israel, mostly civilians, were killed during the initial Hamas attack, according to the Israeli government.

Qatar has been playing a key intermediary role in negotiating the release of several Israeli hostages held in Gaza by the Palestinian militants along with ensuring entrance of humanitarian aid for the Gazans.

More than 800,000 Indian citizens live and work in Qatar.

(12) Qatar-India-Israel tangled mess of espionage

India’s solidarity with Israel is untenable

India’s solidarity with Israel is untenable


… Fundamentally, the tectonic plates in regional politics have shifted following the Saudi-Iranian rapprochement under China’s mediation, which in turn triggered new thinking in West Asia giving impetus to a focus on development. Equally, the regional states prefer to address their issues increasingly on own steam without external interference. China and Russia understand this but the US refuses to see the writing on the wall.

Therefore, it will prove to be damaging to our interests if a growing perception crystallises that Indians are carpetbaggers. The Indo-Israeli fusion through the past decade hasn’t gone unnoticed in the Muslim countries. They resent it, perhaps, but it may not surge into view because Arabs are a hospitable people. That said, their resentment may surface if push comes to shove and their core interests are involved.

The US-Israeli attempt to put the lid on the region’s growing strategic autonomy is one such core issue. It is far from the case that the regional states — be it Qatar, Iran, Egypt, Syria or even Turkey — do not understand that the Biden administration’s grandiloquent idea of a <> India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor is in reality a wedge to disrupt the nascent trends of unity among regional states so as to insert Israel into the regional processes and rekindle the flame of sectarian schism and geopolitical rifts, which the US invariably exploited to impose its hegemony in West Asia historically.

That is why, the three-way Qatar-India-Israel tangled mess of espionage, which should never have been allowed to happen, becomes a litmus test of mutual intentions in the geopolitics of the region. Lest it is forgotten, Qatar and Israel had once collaborated since the mid-nineties to prop up Hamas as an Islamist antidote to the secular-minded PLO under Yasser Arafat.

In a recent interview with the Deutsche Welle, former Israeli Prime minister Ehud Olmert disclosed, inter alia, “We know that the Hamas was financed with the assistance of Israel— for years — by hundreds of millions of dollars that came from Qatar with the assistance of the state of Israel, with the full knowledge and support of the Israeli government led by Netanyahu.”

That convergence — rather, Fustian deal — ended in 2009 following the three-week Gaza Massacre by Israel, whereupon, Doha drew closer to Tehran. Nonetheless, a pragmatic relationship continued, and in 2015, the Qatari government facilitated discussions between Israel and Hamas in Doha in search of a possible five-year ceasefire between the two parties. Suffice to say, the Indian diplomacy is swimming in shark-infested waters. The news from Doha this week is a wake-up call. …

(13) Bernie Sanders refuses to back calls for Gaza ceasefire

Bernie Sanders’s failure to back Gaza ceasefire disappoints US supporters

Progressive and Arab American advocates say they expect more from the prominent US Senator and former presidential hopeful.

By Ali Harb
Published On 30 Oct

Washington, DC – …

As the Israeli military offensive in Gaza intensifies, killing <> thousands of children and levelling entire neighbourhoods, Sanders has not called for a ceasefire. Because of his reputation as an anti-war voice, critics say he is uniquely positioned to amplify demands for ending the hostilities in Gaza.

“At a time when Washington is lining up behind those, including the president, who are beating the drums of war, we need leaders with the courage and the legacy of anti-war activism to break that consensus and say all human life is precious by demanding a ceasefire,” said Eva Borgwardt, political director at IfNotNow, a progressive Jewish group.

“If anyone can do that in the Senate, it is Senator Sanders.”

“We went to his office to say we — and his colleagues in the House who are bravely speaking out, at great personal and political risk — need him now,” Borgwardt told Al Jazeera in a statement.

Democratic House members introduced a <> ceasefire resolution on October 16, but on the Senate side, there have been no calls for ending the war.

Earlier this month, almost 300 former staffers who worked on Sanders’s presidential campaigns signed a letter calling on him to introduce a similar resolution.

“President [Joe] Biden clearly values your counsel, as is shown by the ways you’ve managed to shape the outcomes of his presidency,” the letter, first reported by <> The Intercept, said. “We urge you to make it clear what is at stake in this crisis politically, morally, and strategically.”

Sanders called for a “humanitarian pause” to the fighting last week, but only after Secretary of State Antony Blinken made a similar demand.

The senator voiced his strongest criticism of the Israeli offensive on Monday, but he stopped short of calling for a ceasefire.

“The US provides $3.8 billion a year to Israel,” Sanders wrote in a social media post.

“The Biden administration and Congress must make it clear. Israel has the right to defend itself and destroy Hamas terrorism, but it does not have the right to use US dollars to kill thousands of innocent men, women, and children in Gaza.” …

(14) Deport them to Egypt

Israeli Security Think Tank Proposes Expelling 2-Million Gaza Palestinians

Proposed Egyptian dumping ground for expelled Gazans

The Israeli security think tank, Misgav (the <> Institute for National Security and Zionist Strategy or INSZL) is funded by the far-right Kohelet Forum. Its director is Meir Ben Shabbat, a former national security advisor and 25 year veteran of the Shin Bet. Misgav has answered the question. Its proposes an Israeli form of the Final Solution of the the “Gaza Problem”: expulsion. The think tank produced a paper, written by Ari Vaitman entitled, A plan for resettlement and final rehabilitation in Egypt of the entire population of Gaza: economic aspects. The full paper (pdf in Hebrew) is <> here.

Lest anyone think this is a delusional, even genocidal proposal, remember it was the <> Kohelet Forum that produced papers like this one, which are now government policy and being implemented by law; papers which argued for destroying the Israeli judiciary, and consolidating power in the hands of the far-right fascist ministers. Its proposals are being enacted–against the will of much of Israel.

On a subject like Gaza, which Israelis see as Trump’s equivalent of a “shithole country,” Misgav could convince Israelis much more easily of the propriety of its plans.

<> Proposed Egyptian dumping ground for expelled Gazans

Nakba 2.0: the plan

Here is an English translation of the Hebrew tweet below:

There is currently a unique and rare opportunity to evacuate [sic] the entire Gaza Strip in coordination with the Egyptian government. An immediate, realistic and sustainable plan for the resettlement and humanitarian rehabilitation of the entire Arab population in the Gaza Strip is required which aligns well with the economic and geopolitical interests of Israel, Egypt, the USA and Saudi Arabia.

• In 2017, it was reported that there are about 10 million vacant housing units in Egypt, of which about half are built and half are under construction. For example, in the two largest satellite cities of Cairo…there is a huge amount of built and empty apartments owned by the government and private parties, and construction areas sufficient to house about 6 million inhabitants.

• The average cost of a 3-room apartment with an area of ??95 square meters for an average Gazan family consisting of 5.14 people in one of the two cities indicated above is about $19,000. Taking into account the currently known size of the entire population living in the Gaza Strip, which ranges from about 1.4 For approximately 2.2 million people, one can estimate that the total amount required and to be transferred to Egypt to finance the project, will be on the order of $5-8 billion.

• Injecting an immediate stimulus of such size into the Egyptian economy would provide a tremendous and immediate benefit to al-Sisi’s regime. These sums, in relation to the Israeli economy, are minimal. Investing a few billion dollars (even if it is $20- or $30-billion) to solve this difficult issue is an innovative, cheap and sustainable solution. …

Israel’s fascist ministers and MKs have boasted about <> Nakba 2.0 in recent speeches. This is Nakba on steroids. It doesn’t matter if this plan is never enacted (though it very well might). The main goal is to inject these ideas like a toxin into the body politic. To normalize ethnic cleansing in Israel discourse. That isn’t a difficult proposition at all, given that every Israeli poll asking about views on “<> transfer” (i.e. expulsion) of the Palestinian population, finds up to 40% of Israeli Jews agree. So there is already a built-in constituency for it.