The New Ploy in the Eternal Ruse of the Israeli Right Wing
by Edwin L. Young, PhD
Since the mid 1960s, after the Israelis dispossessed Palestinians of a huge number of their homes and property, the Israeli government began recruiting American Jews to inhabit them and the rest of the Palestinian "Occupied Territory" in what is now called the Settlements throughout the remaining Palestinian Territory. Since then, the Israeli government has promised to end the occupation and the expansion of the settlements. They have repeatedly promised to work for peace, and to create two states. They have promised to cease military incursions, aggression, razing homes and businesses, and to stop cordoning off the Palestinian neighborhoods into innumerable ghettos or virtual tiny internment camps.
The gullible, Pollyanna American public would happily accept the Israeli peace promises and initiatives. After a few months to a year, or so, the Israelis would engineer a pretext to resume their militaristic campaign to dishearten and drive out the Palestinians from Gaza and the West Bank. Their vision of reuniting and restoring their biblically bequeathed Promise Land has never changed. Their goal has always been to move from suzerainty to expropriation of all of the Palestinian territory and finally, by driving out all Palestinians to neighboring Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, or even Egypt, to establish a one state solution, that of an exclusively Jewish Israeli nation. They are resolved to continue this cycle of going back and forth from brutalizing the Palestinians to mock peace proposals for a thousand years if necessary. They are sure that they eventually will win by wearing down and driving out the Palestinians while perpetually deluding the gullible US. The Loyalty Oath Law and the Nakba Law are the latest new ploys in this irrevocably enduring stratagem.
The US fundamentalists and their belief in the Rapture and Armagedon unwittingly perpetuate this Israeli ruse.
Edwin is a 76 year old, retired, psychotherapist/institution reformer. His greatest satisfaction came from reforming many juvenile correctional institutions, a maximum security prison, a West Texas mental hospital, and the huge Job Corps in San Marcos, Texas. All in all there were thirteen institutions that he successfully reformed. In the last year of his PhD program, Edwin was one of the two PhD graduate students to be awarded the annual University Research Institute grant. His dissertation committee said his was the longest, best, and most complex in the history of the department. Since retiring, Edwin spends his time writing. His site is: The Natural Systems Institute.