Bertolt Brecht wrote, in his poem "The Necessity of Propaganda,"
"Even the hungry must admit that the Minister of Nutrition gives a good speech." (Translation from the German, Jon Swan. )
It must be admitted that Benjamin Netanyahu gave a good speech at the UN General Assembly. His English was polished, his hand
gestures precise and his body language perfect. His propaganda was sweet as honey dripping from his lips. It improves from
speech to speech. But the prime minister promised that this time he would feed us the truth, not another campaign speech.
A test of this promise seems apposite.
The real main message that Netanyahu brought to New York was that peace is
achieved through direct negotiations between the parties, not unilateral measures like appealing to the United Nations. (By
his truth, expanding the settlements in territory whose future is supposed to be determined through negotiation is presumably
a bilateral measure. ) As a goodwill gesture to the Arab neighbors, Netanyahu quoted "an old Arab saying that you cannot applaud
with one hand." The truth is that the "saying" is actually a distortion of a well-known Zen koan. An innocent mistake, happens
to everyone. The lie is in the "moral" of the saying, according to which the problem is the Palestinians' refusal to clap
their hands for peace and talk about security.
As a sage providing support for his own truth, Netanyahu claimed that in 2000
Israel "made a sweeping peace offer that met virtually all of the Palestinian demands." It would be interesting to hear the
opinion of then-Prime Minister Ehud Barak on this "truth," for example on the Palestinian demands regarding the Temple Mount
and the Palestinian refugee issue. Netanyahu also invoked his immediate predecessor, Ehud Olmert, to help substantiate his
claims that there is no one to talk to. According to Netanyahu,"Olmert afterwards made an even more sweeping offer, in 2008.
President Abbas didn't even respond to it." This is one of those cases where a half truth is even worse than a lie.
Netanyahu certainly read Olmert's op-ed in The New York Times last week, asserting
that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas never rejected his offer: "The parameters of a peace deal are well known
and they have already been put on the table. I put them there in September 2008 when I presented a far-reaching offer to Mr.
Abbas," Olmert wrote.
Netanyahu, who is so concerned about our security that he is even demanding
the creation of military bases in the West Bank, claimed the Palestinians are refusing to talk about security arrangements.
Really? Let him try to deny that the Palestinians submitted a detailed security proposal, via U.S. envoy George Mitchell.
How many times must Abbas repeat, in speeches and interviews, that he is willing to demilitarize the territories and even
to permit an international force like the Multinational Force and Observers in Sinai, or even U.S. troops, to deploy in the
We must also reveal the truth about "the refusal of the Palestinians to recognize
a Jewish state in any border," as Netanyahu said to the General Assembly on Friday. His statement was made soon after Abbas
submitted to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon an official request to recognize the Palestinian state within the 1967 borders,
a state that will live in peace with the State of Israel.
Apparently Netanyahu did not manage to see the application and did not know
that it was based on UN Resolution 181, providing for the creation of an Arab state alongside Israel, as well as on the 1988
Palestinian declaration of independence, which recognized UN Security Council Resolution 242 and referred to Israel as a Jewish
In his speech, Netanyahu exaggerated the danger of the threat posed by Muslim
extremists, which he illustrated with the precedent of Israel's unilateral withdrawal from the Gaza Strip - giving "the keys
of Gaza to President Abbas" and receiving Qassam rockets in return. How does one correlate a unilateral withdrawal with handing
the keys over to the enemy? Netanyahu easily skipped over the Arab League Peace Initiative, yellowing on the shelf for nearly
a decade. In it, all Arab League members, including the Palestine Liberation Organization, offered Israel not only peace and
security within the 1967 borders and an agreed solution to the refugee problem, but also normalization of relations.
The Quartet proposal, issued after Netanyahu's speech, refers directly to
the Arab League offer and the Middle East road map - which demands an end to building in the settlements and the dismantling
of the illegal outposts - as sources of authority for the negotiations. The Quartet expects the two parties to set aside the
propaganda and begin showing their hands. If the Palestinians don't pull his chestnuts out of the fire, maybe Netanyahu's
truth will finally be revealed.
Last but not least in this speech, is the grandaddy lie of them all:
Netanyahu stated, "You know why we're called "Jews"? Because we come from
Judea.... And for those Jews who were exiled from our land, they never stopped dreaming of coming back...'
This is a deception of which most westerners including the media are blind-sided
too. The world Jew was never found in the historical literature, archeology or the Bible. Why? It's very straight forward.
Jews were never in the land. The original tribes of Israel including those of Judea, the Judahites were of black skinned African
culture and Semites. We are blind-sided because of our Christian (European-centric white skinned) theology pedalled by Popery
from the times of the Council of Nicea). Jews are European, white skinned and were originally Turkic Khazars, a waring mongering
society from the Caspian area who were converts around 800 AD. But Jews wrongly and deliberately make these false claims to
gain credence for the right to statehood and their dominating behaviour. Any questioning of these facts lands you with accusations
of being anti-semitic which is a typical intimidation tactic to close you down.
Historical facts and authoritative Jewish literature validate this historical