By Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh, Bethlehem, Occupied Palestine
What is the story with UNRWA? If Israel succeeds in liquidating the Palestinian cause, will the whole globe be at risk of a global war that ends humanity? And what does sex extortion and people movement have to do with it? Read on for this serious subject.UNRWA.org and please use this ink to advocate for UNRWA in the US), Palestine Red Crescent Society, and other groups helping the desperate starving population of Gaza. We also help individuals directly. I receive desperate calls from Gaza where 1.9 million Palestinians are homeless now. In one call yesterday a Gazan friend to me some 150 people are sleeping in three tents one for men (32), one for children (73) and one for women (45) in the cold with no food and only collected rain water. No sanitation and diseases are spreading. UNRWA had given them earlier some loaves of bread but even people lined up to receive these were shot at by the Israeli occupation army killing 19 two days ago. UNRWA now will have even less to give and stated they will shut their operation in a few short weeks unless funding is restored and access is given. UNRWA's major funding comes from governments and the US government followed by six other nations stopped supporting UNRWA. This is like the price tag policy of settlers: IT IS THE FIRST RESPONSE TO THE International Court of Justice ruling. The alleged reason was that 9 (some say 12) UNRWA employees entered with the masses into the areas of "Israel" on 7 October. It is true that many Gazan's entered when the wall was breached by Hamas fighters and many others whether Hamas supporters or not. Even if those few UNRWA employees were Hamas fighters why punish UNRWA? UNRWA fired these culpable employees (see https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/palestine-officials-denounce-us-uk-pause-funding-unrwa). Actually under International law, people have a right to resist especially if kept in the largest concentration camp on earth. UNRWA employs thousands of people and serves some 4 million registered refugees (and many others) in strictly humanitarian needs).Imagine shutting other UN agencies or any major institution or aid agency like the World Food Program based on action of a few employees. But that is not the real reason UNRWA was targeted.
I do have a few words about why a liquidation of the Palestinian cause will impoverish billions of people around the world and result in a global hegemony leading to catastrophic nuclear wars and destruction of our planet. I will be brief. After a bloody human history of hundreds of genocides and two world wars (Crimean war and the great war of 1914-1917), there was an attempt at creation of the League of Nations (LN) with rules to govern state behaviors. This worked for a mere three decades and then there was another world war (sometimes called 'second world war'). That war had many horrors on civilians: concentration camps and massacres in Europe, massacres by the Japanese in China/ Korea/Philippines, carpet bombing German cities like Dresden, Hiroshima and Nagasaki etc. So the victors of that war led by the US agreed to set up new mechanisms in 1945: the 'United Nations" (UN) and set up mechanisms to prevent such horrors including conventions like the Convention against the crimes of Genocide, the Universal Convention on Human Rights, and many others. The victors also set-up and empowered a Jewish state in Palestine even as their own intelligence services told them this will destabilizing to the whole region and would lead to regional and global conflicts. But in any case the created mechanisms did not stop the victors (who have veto power over the UN by design) from engaging in genocides and violations of the same UN conventions they helped create. Just to cite a few from the dozens of genocides and atrocities committed since 1945: UK, France, & US on Vietnam, France on Algeria, Italy on Libya, US on Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen (through proxies first and now directly), etc. etc. There was supposed to be a cold war Soviet Union vs NATO but it was anything but cold for the millions of civilians who perished in the territories fought over. The globe became destabilized under a hegemonic militarized US superpower (with military basis in 80 countries) but a peculiar non-democratic country whose politicians are under the thumb of a Zionist lobby (see below and also here https://popular-resistance.blogspot.com/2023/11/israel-lobby-in-usa.html), Thus genocides/holocausts continued including for the Palestinians.
South Africa which survived Western Colonization and ended Apartheid is now attacked for bringing the case against Israel at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against the crime of genocide UN Convention). What is the defense of Israel: Hamas, Hamas repeated 137 times in the opening presentation. The butcher Netanyahu dismissed the ICJ) ruling and held an Arabic copy of Hitler's book 'Mein Kempf' that he alleged was found in Gaza. He forgets that that book was racist in all aspects and only one group of Jews were mentioned positively in it and those are the Zionists. He forgot to mention the Zionist-Nazi collaboration (see Lenni Brenner's book "51 documents: History of te Nazi-Zionist Collaboration"). Or that the Zionists are the ones who broke the boycott of Nazi Germany in the 1930s. He forgot to mention that his party (Betar later became Likud) founded based on collaboration and ideology of Italian fascist Mussolini (even modeling their uniforms on those). See the view of Albert Einstein and other prominent Jews on this fascist party http://qumsiyeh.org/einsteinetalonbegin/ He forgot to say that Israel's open ideology of genocide and ethnic cleansing is even more crude/dangerous than Nazis (Israeli leaders boasted of genocide while others tried to hide their it). The Nazi regime also did not disdain the League of Nation or prevent the Red Cross from operating. The Israeli regime disdains the UN and prevents it and all international agencies from operating in the occupied territories. Israeli leaders have also boasted that International law is irrelevant and can be changed. They point out for example how they managed to keep the occupied territories, imprison people in concentration areas, have racist laws, etc. for decades. But why is this relevant to my contention about impact on other countries and the world's population.
The Zionist movement strength grew from 1897 (first Zionist congress) to 1917 when they succeeded in getting the Balfour (British) and Cambon (French) declarations in support of their ambitions as a quid pro quo to get the US into that 'great war. The US issued its support for te declarations. The outcome of US entry and the pyrrhic victory was unforeseen (rise of Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany). This is similar to the war on Iraq which strengthened Iran and the the axis of resistance in Iraq and elsewhere (history repeats itself). But in any case, the mechanisms created in 1945 after the catastrophe of the so called WWII did not work. What will likely replace them (like the League of Nations) a world war unless somehow the weaker countries realize that they must band together and offer resistance not subjugation to the hegemonic US/Israel power. But in countries like the UK, the politics are also subverted (see how Jeremy Corbyn was removed by the Zionist lobby). So mass awakening must happen to change the system that allows money and special interests to remove politicians who care about their people and install politicians who care about supporting a racist apartheid regime. That regime's ambitions are not limited to Palestine. Netanyahu boasted at the UN and even more openly in Hebrew about control of the US and the region. Thousands of Jews argued in writing and convincingly why political Zionism is a destructive and not just to Palestinians and may even be a combined genocidal and suicidal ideology. One can read writings with details from the likes of Rabbi Samson Rafael Hirsch, Rabbi Joseph Sonnenfeld, Judas Magnas, Ilan Pappe, Norman Finkelstein, Lenni Brenner, Avi Shlaim, Freud Einstein, Uri Avnery, Moshe Machover, Joel Teitelbaum, and hundreds of other authors and intellectuals who convincingly showed the dangers of this racist ideology. The heirs to these intellectuals are a growing movement of activist young generation of Jews who establish and grow organizations like Jewish Voice for Peace and engage in protests and civil disobedience. They led to massive demonstrations against the genocide, hundreds were arrested, and they lead in the campaign of boycotts, divestments, and sanctions. They joined their voices to the hundreds of millions of people on the streets against Zionist attempts to liquidate Palestine and its people. Palestinians in the Gaza strip and in the West Bank and elsewhere resisting heroically with hundreds of millions of supporters around the world are standing in the way of the Zionist ambition and thus preventing the continuation of US/Israeli hegemony and impoverishment of millions around the world. But we need to be aware. Israel responds to pressure as they did in 1956 when they withdrew from Sinai and Gaza and in 2000 when they withdraw from Lebanon. But their leaders have since become more messianic, more fundamentalist, more crazy and irrational (to the point of open genocidal acts). Israel has some 80-100 nuclear warheads many mounted on nuclear submarines supplied by Germany and the global Zionist movement is run by irrational fascists who even talked of the "Samson option" taking the whole world with them. It may happen unless we the people reverse this trend (see below). I say IRRATIONAL because their worst assumption is that might and destruction will make Palestinians give up Palestine followed the second stupid assumption that Jews are chosen/superior and are not part of common human history. Jews and Palestinians and others who work to end the genocide prove both assumptions wrong.
Does sexual blackmail explain why western politicians support genocide and liquidation of the Palestinian cause which could lead to a global war and end humanity? There is some evidence:
This is the tip of the iceberg. With Presidents Trump, Clinton, and Biden on the list of Epstein clients among hundreds of other western and Arab leaders, and the presence of other yet to be discovered "Epstein"'s will the blackmail and bribes keep the world at bay while Zionists create a world war that destroys our planet? This depends on whether we can get rid of the blackmailed and bribed politicians and get governments to serve their people. People can change governments and their policies. History proves it. For example in the US alone: women's right to vote, ending war on Vietnam, ending support for South African apartheid, Social security etc. We shall overcome someday!?