Gaza Fog: The truth and lies about USA innocence

As the Israeli assault on Gaza enters its fourteenth day, with almost 800 Palestinians killed, the truth is out as clear as night and day about the diabolic scenario that is being played out in Gaza and the United Nations.

It is disinformation all over again: How to get rid of the Palestine Question by getting rid of the Palestinian resistance.

It must be remembered that Hamas was elected by the occupied Palestinian people because Fatah had become a gang of Palestinian Contras armed and funded by the USA working to disarm the Palestinian resistance.

Fatah turned its coat on the Palestinian people and conspired with the USA and Israel, to get rid of the elected Hamas government which accused Fatah of corruption.

“Mahmoud Abbas (of Fatah) is not a bystander, the so-called president of the Palestinian Authority. For two years since the elections, which Hamas won, he and his coterie have been collaborating with Israel and the United States, first to overthrow the election result and then to besiege Gaza. We have talked before of the Palestinian Contras, funded and armed by the United States, which sought to overthrow Hamas in June 2007 and had the tables turned on them. And now this. The complicity of Mahmoud Abbas is very clear and must be clearly stated. He does not have the authority, moral or otherwise, to call together the Palestinian people for anything. He has gone over to the other side. He has joined the Israeli war against the Palestinian people, and I choose my words very carefully.” (Words of Ali Abunimah founder of the electronic intifada

Government Ministers and Hamas members of the Palesinian elected assembly were kidnapped by Israel and remain captives to this day. Hamas supporters were hounded out of the West Bank by Fatah and the Israelis until Hamas could only rule the occupied territories from Gaza.

On this topic, Democracy Now succeeded in organising an excellent debate yesterday with Zionist Neocon Martin Indyk, a top U.S. diplomat under U.S. President Bill Clinton and the author of "Innocent Abroad: An Intimate Account of American Peace Diplomacy in the Middle East," the probable architect of USA Middle East strategy who also happens to be Middle East advisor to future Secretary of State Hilary Clinton.

Indyk is a Former AIPAC director, Former USA Ambassador To Israel, Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs during the Clinton administration, PNAC Signatory, and author of a new book called "Innocence Abroad: USA foreign policy in the Middle East."

Joining the discussion:

Norman Finkelstein, Author of "The Holocaust Industry", and "Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict".

Martin Sean Indyk:

Born July 1, 1951 is a Zionist, lobbyist and former United States ambassador to Israel. He is arguably best known as the framer of the U.S. policy of dual containment which sought to 'contain' Iraq and Iran, Israel's two most important strategic adversaries.

He was born to a Jewish family in London, England, but grew up and was educated in Australia, growing up in the Sydney suburb of Castlecrag.

He graduated from the University of Sydney in 1972 and got a PhD in international relations from the Australian National University in 1977. He gained American citizenship in 1993.

He was formerly married to Jill Collier Indyk with whom he had two children, Sarah and Jacob. His sister is an architect who resides in Sydney, Australia and has one son, Elan. His brother is an editor who resides in Sydney, Australia.

In 1982, Indyk began working as a research director for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a pro-Israel lobbying group in Washington.[1][2] After that, Indyk served eight years as the founding Executive Director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, a research institute specializing in Arab-Israel relations and which was founded by AIPAC. He has also been an adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies where he taught Israeli politics and foreign policy.
He has taught at the Middle East Institute at Columbia University, the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University, and the Department of Politics at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Indyk has published widely on U.S. policy toward the Arab-Israeli peace process, on U.S.-Israeli relations, and on the threats of Middle East stability posed by Iraq and Iran.

He served as special assistant to U.S. President Bill Clinton and as senior director of Near East and South Asian Affairs at the United States National Security Council.

While at the NSC, he served as principal adviser to the President and the National Security Advisor on Arab-Israeli issues, Iraq, Iran, and South Asia. He was a senior member of Secretary of State Warren Christopher's Middle East peace team and served as the White House representative on the U.S. Israel Science and Technology Commission.[3]

He served two stints as United States Ambassador to Israel, from April 1995 to September 1997 and from January 2000 to July 2001[4] and was the first and so far, the only, foreign-born US Ambassador to Israel.

He is today a Senior Fellow and Director of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy in the Foreign Policy Studies program at The Brookings Institution

Martin Indyk was a volonteer in a kibbutz during the 1973 Yom Kippur war, until he was made the first (and second) Jewish American ambassador to Israel.

Norman Gary Finkelstein

Born December 8, 1953, also Jewish, Finkelstien is an American political scientist and author, whose primary fields of research are the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the politics of the Holocaust. A graduate of SUNY Binghamton, he received his Ph.D in Political Science from Princeton University. He has held faculty positions at Brooklyn College, Rutgers University, Hunter College, New York University, and, most recently, DePaul University, where he was an assistant professor from 2001 to 2007.

Beginning with his doctoral thesis at Princeton, Finkelstein's career has been marked by controversy. A self-described "forensic scholar," he has written sharply critical academic reviews of several prominent writers and scholars whom he accuses of misrepresenting the documentary record in order to defend Israel's policies and practices.

His writings, noted for their support of the Palestinian cause have dealt with politically-charged topics such as Zionism, the demographic history of Palestine and his allegations of the existence of a "Holocaust Industry" that exploits the memory of the Holocaust to further Israeli and financial interests.

Amidst considerable public debate, Finkelstein was denied tenure at DePaul in June 2007, and placed on administrative leave for the 2007-2008 academic year. Among the controversial aspects of this decision were attempts by Alan Dershowitz, a notable opponent of Finkelstein's, to derail Finkelstein's tenure bid.[1] On September 5, 2007 Finkelstein announced his resignation after coming to a settlement with the university on generally undisclosed terms.[2][3] An official statement from DePaul strongly defended the decision to deny Finkelstein tenure, and asserted that outside influence played no role in their decision. The statement also praised Finkelstein "as a prolific scholar and outstanding teacher."[4]

On May 23, 2008, Finkelstein was denied entry to Israel because, according to unnamed Israeli security officials, of suspicions that "he had contact with elements 'hostile' to Israel". Finkelstein was questioned after his arrival at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv and placed on a flight back to Amsterdam, his point of origin. Officials said that the decision to deport Finkelstein was connected to his "anti-Zionist" opinions and criticism of the Israeli government.[5] He was banned from entering Israel for 10 years.[6]

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