On the day that Adolph Hitler took his own life in a Berlin bunker, Binyamin Netanyahu had yet to be born. He only arrived in a Tel Aviv maternity unit five years after the end of WW2 and the Holocaust. When, after completing his education in America, he returned to be an officer in the Israeli army, he was to become a better soldier than he was ever to be as a peace-maker – a good soldier being one who endeavours to destroy his enemy in order to expand and consolidate territorial gains.
Netanyahu has followed in the footsteps of Sharon, Begin and other Likud leaders whose avowed aim was, and is, to ‘transfer’ all Muslims and Christians out of all of the former land of Palestine – an operation known today as ‘ethnic cleansing’, in order to develop a ‘Greater Israel’ and become sole occupier of the Holy City of Jerusalem.
The core of Likud’s policy has always been to extend its illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian West Bank and East Jerusalem. This is carried out under the pretext of ‘state security’ but which the international community universally condemns as a violation of the Geneva Conventions and of international law.
However, Netanyahu is not only the Prime Minister of Israel and leader of the Likud party but also the unofficial power behind the Israel lobby in Washington known originally as the American Zionist Committee for Public Affairs. This is a lobby that exerts a disproportionate influence upon Congress and the Executive Branch of the United States, particularly in regard to foreign policy and the Middle East. Which is, no doubt, why its critics have stated that it acts as an ‘agent of the Israeli government with a stranglehold on the United States.’
So it becomes clearer why Mr Netanyahu labours under the delusion that because as he has such influence over the President of the United States – through his lobby in Washington – then obviously real global power rests with him and his Likud government. A delusion that, unfortunately, has some small vestige of fact.
However, the Hebrew word for Messiah is ‘Mashiach’, ‘used to denote one with a special relationship with God who will rule the united tribes of Israel and herald the Messianic Age of global peace.’
But, Binyamin Netanyahu is, unfortunately, the exact opposite as illustrated by the current EEAS document that reportedly recommends to all of the EU’s 28 member states, punitive action against the Netanyahu government for its continued seizure of Palestinian land.