On the opening day of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, Israeli soldiers were murdering the children of Palestine as a sacrifice offering to their American masters. Mr. Jared Kushner “the messenger” not only did not stop this sacrificing offer, he even encouraged it. In his speech as the new American “peace broker” in the Middle East, Mr. Kushner said:
“As we have seen from the protests of the last month and even today, those provoking violence are part of the problem and not part of the solution”.
It is needless to say while he was blaming Palestinians as the “problem for peace”, Israeli snipers stationed about 45 miles from his podium, were busy solving this “problem” literally by gunning down and injuring the Palestinian protesters. According to the New York Times (May 14, 2018)
“By late in the evening, 58 Palestinians, including several teenagers, had been killed”.
An 8-month-old Palestinian infant Laila al-Ghandour was among the victims who died after inhaling tear gas. More than 2,700 were wounded by barrages of tear gas as well as live gunfire. Human Rights Watch described the killings as a “bloodbath”.
The battle between the civilized savages of the U.S./Israel and the outraged and desperate innocent Palestinians pose the undeniable challenge of drawing an effective strategy.
True and principled peace activists historically support and honor those who fearlessly scarify their lives for freedom with bravery. But this bravery needs to be guided by a conscious leadership. Peace activists around the world should introduce a unified plan of action between the endless battles of blood against bullet.
Only those peace activists who are armed with facts can organize a global union for peace to stop the warmongers’ war machine.
In 2018, the blood of Palestinian youth defeated the Israeli bullets; however this temporary bleeding victory is not a strategy, it is just a tactical move driven by empathy. For an effective strategy in advancement of the peace movement, there are dos and don’ts that need to be discussed freely.
But first, let’s review the political amplification of relocating the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.
The reality is that the U.S. and Zionist regime of Israel have lost their “Jerusalem Embassy” card. The picture of Ms. Haley leaving the U.N. Security Council meeting when she found herself at odds with just about every other member of the Council including the European allies; was a clear image of a defeated Imperial plan. When President Trump on November 6th 2017 announced that he had made up his mind to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, he hoped this political maneuver would fulfill the vacuum of having an “elusive enemy” in the Middle East after the fall of ISIS in Syria and Iraq in the recent months. The White House administration and Mr. Netanyahu were hoping that by this stunt, the majority of people in the Muslim world would be challenged and respond desperately. However they underestimated the international backlash when the split images of the opening of the new U.S. embassy ceremony in Jerusalem were displayed live around the world next to the images of massacre of Palestinian youth on the Gaza borders. Upon this reality and experience, let’s discuss dos and don’ts.
Don’t’s: We should be independent from the Republican and Democratic parties in the U.S. and the similar parties in other countries. We should not rely on the corporate media and their 24/7 TV channels which at best could only produce boring and redundant political gossip shows. We also should reject those activists who are driven by anti-smite or other form of racists agenda or those irresponsible intellectuals who propagate anti-Semite phobia in the name of pure “Socialist” or “Progressive” formula. We condemn the sectarian attitude among peace activists. A peace movement is an exclusive and democratic movement which relies on the direct participation of the peaceful working people on a global scale.
Do’s: Organize locally and strive to connect to the other organizations that are against war and occupation. Our strength is in our unity. Understand that the lack of coherent leadership is not an excuse to act separately in despair. Support and trust the independent media such as the Global Research site and many other informative source of information which are listed as targets for internet censorship. Share opinions freely and contribute as free thinkers. Finally and more importantly, always rely on the glorious heritage and achievements in the past.
The true peace and justice activists call for an end to Israel’s occupation of Palestine and strive for peace among all working people around the world.
Toward a Global Peace Union!
Massoud Nayeri is a graphic designer and an independent peace activist based in the United States. He is a frequent contributor to Global Research.
Featured image is from the author.