Netanyahu Equates Heroic Palestinian Resistance to ISIS Terrorism
by Stephen Lendman
Netanyahu is taking full advantage of the Paris false flag his government likely was involved in orchestrating.
He and fascist coalition partners are waging terror war on Palestinians, blaming victims like they always do - and now equating defenseless Palestinian men, women, youths and children to ISIS, his latest despicable claim most gullible Israelis likely believe.
Longstanding Israeli state terror rages against millions of Palestinians. Following last Friday’s Paris false flag, Netanyahu said he “stands shoulder-to-shoulder with France in this common battle against militant Islamic terrorism.”
Ignoring his daily high crimes against humanity, he called terrorism “the deliberate and systematic targeting of civilians. It can never be justified. Terrorism must always be condemned. It must always be fought.”
“Innocent people in Paris, like those in London, Madrid, Mumbai, Buenos Aires and Jerusalem (Jews only, of course, not Palestinian victims of longstanding Israeli viciousness) are the victims of militant Islamic terrorism, not its cause.”
“As I've said for many years, militant Islamic terrorism attacks our societies because it wants to destroy our civilization and our values.”
“I call on the entire civilized world to unite to defeat the plague of worldwide terrorism. An attack on any one of us should be seen as an attack on all of us.”
“All terrorism must be condemned and fought equally with unwavering determination. It's only with this moral clarity that the forces of civilization will defeat the savagery of terrorism.”
“In Israel, as in France, terrorism is terrorism and standing behind it is radical Islam and its desire to destroy its victims. The time has come for countries to condemn terrorism against us to the same degree that they condemn terrorism everywhere else in the world.”
Fact: State-sponsored terrorism committed by America, Israel and rogue partners constitutes the greatest threat to world peace, stability and security.
Fact: So-called “militant Islamic terrorism” is a US creation, Israel and other rogue states involved in supporting its operatives.
Fact: The so-called “civilized world” wages endless wars of aggression against nonthreatening nations - Israel at war with Palestinians for nearly seven decades, trampling over their fundamental rights, murdering them in cold blood, stealing their land, blaming them outrageously for courageously defending themselves.
Fact: The time is long overdue for condemning all forms of state terrorism. Countless millions of victims attest to its barbarity, Obama and Netanyahu its two leading exponents - guilty of the highest of high crimes, blaming victims for the horrors they commit, serial liars turning truth on its head consistently.
In response to Netanyahu’s racist demagoguery, PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi issued a powerful statement, touching the right nerves, saying:
“In his recent statement, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is cynically exploiting the pain of the innocent victims of Daesh terrorism in Paris in order to create a misleading linkage and to justify Israeli state terror against the Palestinian people, while presenting Israel as the victim.”
“…Israel is an occupying power, and the Israelis who are in Palestine are either soldiers of the occupation army or illegal settlers colonizing the land.”
“The (half-century-long) Israeli occupation has habitually terrorized Palestinian civilians, stolen their land and resources and demolished their homes. Yet Netanyahu disingenuously claims self-defense while labeling any (legitimate) form of Palestinian (resistance) as ‘terrorism.’ “
“Nowhere is a people under occupation held responsible for the safety and protection of its occupiers, and nowhere else is a ruthless occupier presenting itself as the victim and justifying its atrocities as self-defense.”
“The military occupation is an ongoing aggression targeting Palestinians viciously and relentlessly while enjoying full impunity. Netanyahu is attempting to exploit the cruel and inhuman terrorism of Daesh in order to score cheap political points at the expense of the Palestinian people.”
“His statements are not only fraudulent and politically coercive, they are symptomatic of political and moral bankruptcy.”
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."
Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com.
Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.
It airs three times weekly: live on Sundays at 1PM Central time plus two prerecorded archived programs.