Thursday, May 26, 2011

Dissecting Netanyahu's speech before US Congress

The following extracts have been taken from Netanyahu's speech addressed to the U.S. Congress. It has left a lot to be desired in the Arab world.
"You don't need to send American troops to Israel. We defend ourselves."
$3 billion US foreign aid is sent annually to help the Israeli war machine: U.S. Military Aid
"I take it as a badge of honor, and so should you, that in our free societies you can now protest"
People are definitely allowed to protest in his free society... and look what happens when they do:
Israeli Snipers shoot peaceful civilian protesters on Nakba day
"I pray that the peoples of the region choose the path less traveled, the path of liberty."
The Arabs also pray that this path he talks about is also taken with regards the Israeli occupation: Israeli Apartheid - CBS: Is Peace Out of Reach?
"This path of liberty... [paved] when human rights cannot be crushed by tribal loyalties or mob rule"
Amongst many human rights activists victims crushed: Rachel Corrie - An American Hero
"We’re proud in Israel that over 1 million Arab citizens of Israel have been enjoying these rights for decades."
That's not what those Arabs have to say: Is Israel truly an apartheid state?
"It would give terrorists a nuclear umbrella. It would make the nightmare of nuclear terrorism a clear and present danger throughout the world."
Arabs couldn't agree more: UN General Assembly Resolution 38/69 and UN General Assembly Resolution 38/9 (1983)
"They could put a bomb anywhere. They could put it in a missile; they’re working on missiles that could reach this city. They could put it on a — on a ship inside a container; could reach every port. They could eventually put it in a suitcase or in a subway."
This fear-mongering is a typical fascist technique we have seen in one other man, dare we mention his name: Speech given November 6 1933
"When we say never again, we mean never again"
Does he mean never again to anyone? Or never again to the Jews? Operation Cast Lead 2008/09
"Israel will be ever-vigilant in its defense"
Israel definitely needs to defend itself. After all, it is one of the top 10 military powers of the world with state of the art Tanks, Apache choppers, F16 jets, nuclear weapons, chemical weapons and has managed to invade four countries in six days.
"We’ll be required to give up parts of the ancestral Jewish homeland"
"Giving up" ancestral Jewish homeland means he has he forgotten that it is also the ancestral Arab homeland. There were four generations in the history of Jerusalem where the Hebrews called it their own. That's it; a moment in history before Nebuchadnezzar conquered following a Jewish civil war. They weren't the original inhabitants because there was an indigenous population before David conquered, and a population after the Babylonians took over.
Arabs understand that his great, great, great, great, great, great, great (^n) grandparents lived there before their exile to Babylon, but Netanhayu doesn't remember that trauma. Why should Arabs suffer that?
"We’ve helped the Palestinian economic growth by removing hundreds of barriers and roadblocks to the free flow of goods and people"
He also establishes blockades and freezes when he sees fit: Palestinians to ask UN to stop Israeli tax freeze
" far, the Palestinians have been unwilling to accept a Palestinian state if it meant accepting a Jewish state alongside it"
This is a complete fabrication. The Nobel Peace Laureate Yaser Arafat was the Arab ambassador for recognising the State of Israel in the name of peace. During his life he was confined and incarcerated in his own home and headquarters: Arafat Confined
"In 1947, the U.N. voted to partition the land into a Jewish state and an Arab state. The Jews said yes; the Palestinians said no."
There is a reason why Palestinians said no: Did the Jews have the right to declare Israel as an independent state in 1948?
"I will be prepared to make a far-reaching compromise... This compromise must reflect the dramatic demographic changes that have occurred since 1967."
In other words, the illegal settlements will not be compromised. Arabs would most definitely see this as "far-reaching". Israel profiteering from stolen Palestinian land
"It means that the Palestinian refugee problem will be resolved outside the borders of Israel."
In other words, Israel will not recognise the Palestinian Right to Return: UN Resolution 194
"Jerusalem must never again be divided... Jerusalem must remain the united capital of Israel."
No Arab will ever agree to this. This unilateral move to make a decision without discussing it with the PA is either a declaration of war, or a denunciation of a capital for the sovereign state of Palestine in East Jerusalem. Neither are a plan for a willing peace.
"Israel withdrew from south Lebanon"
Hezbollah threw Israel out of illegal occupation of the South of Lebanon. It was a retreat, not a withdrawal. George Galloway on Sky News - Aug 2006
"Imagine there’s a siren going on now and we have less than 60 seconds to find shelter from an incoming rocket. Would you live that way? Do you think anybody can live that way?"
The people of Gaza have had to live that way: Operation Cast Lead 2008/09
"It’s one of the smallest countries in the world... It’s bigger than Delaware... It’s even bigger than Rhode Island. But that’s about it."
Jews were initially offered a significantly larger blotch land in Uganda by Britain, but the Zionist decided to take "a land with a people for a people without a land".
That is exactly the current situation of the illegal occupation that Palestinians do not want. This is why there is no peace. Complete sovereignty means the recognition of Palestinians to defend their own right to self-determination: The Solution to the Middle East Crisis
"Palestinian attempt to impose a settlement through the United Nations will not bring peace."
Israel doesn't accept a unilateral establishment of the State of Palestine yet it was formed in that exact same way: 130 UN members will support Palestinian state
"Hamas remains committed to Israel’s destruction and to terrorism. They have a charter.... it says: Kill the Jews everywhere you find them"
That is not correct: Hamas will accept the 1967 Borders and a Truce with Israel
"Hamas’ leader condemned the killing of Osama bin Laden and praised him as a holy warrior."
Lets have a look at what Zionist leaders have said over the last 100 years, even when Arabs are told to open dialogues for negotiations with them regardless of this rhetoric: Quotes from the founders of Zionism
"So I say to President Abbas: Tear up your pact with Hamas!"
Shimon Peres, a more decorated Israeli leader, says: Talks with Hamas not impossible

Netanhayu really needs to start improving on his Public Relation's strategies. The only certainty here is that he definitely hasn't won any support in the Arab world after this speech...

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