OPINION by Ibrahim Vawda
In an effort to distort or hide the real objectives behind its rather ominous designs against its large Palestinian minority, Zionist leaders often use seemingly innocent expressions to imply what they have “in store” for the Palestinians.
Zionists speak of a “two state solution.” Some straightforward and frank people might be driven to view this catchphrase as reasonable. However, they would change their minds once they discover that what Israel has in mind is one state, namely “Israel as a state for the Jewish people.” This state would occupy most if not all of historic Palestine. The envisaged “State of Palestine” will be an infinitely deformed entity, lacking real authority as well as economic viability.
This devious “plan” was clearly spelt out by Ariel Sharon’s senior advisor, Dov Weisglass, who in an interview with Haaretz (2004), spoke of his “Disengagement Plan” :
“The significance of the disengagement plan is the freezing of the peace process,” said Weisglass.
“And when you freeze that process, you prevent the establishment of a Palestinian state, and you prevent a discussion on the refugees, the borders and Jerusalem. Effectively, this whole package called the Palestinian state, with all that it entails, has been removed indefinitely from our agenda.”
Needless to say that this deal would mean the total annihilation of the Palestinian cause. For this reason, any delegation visiting the Zionist state in an effort to find a solution to this problem or for whatever reason, must be aware of the Zionist agenda. Hopefully they would have studied the ideology of Political Zionism and uncovered its Apartheid nature.
Zionism was never a benign, humanitarian political movement as the Pro-Israeli lobbyists want us to believe. Since its birth it operated according to a cold logic with no humanity. Humanity was reserved for Zionists and this is where Israel’s exceptionalism, discrimination and Apartheid comes in. It set out to establish an exclusionary and colonialist state with no room for Palestinians. This form of homeless nationalism is the ideal recipe for conquest, ethnic cleansing and genocide.
Delegations who visit the Holy Land, sponsored or otherwise, and for whatever reasons, will do well to remember that the Zionists assumption to “Chosenness” bestowed upon them the “God-given” mandate to rid Palestine of its native Palestinian population. It also gives Israel a special rationale to protect itself against supposedly unique threats to its existence. Consequently, Israel’s defiance of the dictates of international laws.
Against this backdrop, it is imperative that analysts, opinion formers and foreign policy designers should be aware of the Zionist narrative and its hidden agenda. This exclusionary colonialism is more than 6 decades old.
Ibrahim Vawda is a senior researcher at the Media Review Network, a South African advocay group against Zionism and Islamophobia.