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Back to Business as Usual

And the winner is:

1. As predicted by Dr. Larry Sabato yesterday, Obama won the election. Barry’s victory brings to my mind the Arabic expression:

الحمد لله الذي لا يحمد على مكروه سواه

2. So at once I’m relieved because the neo-c0n crazy infested Romney campaign’s onslaught on what is left of America has been temporarily side stepped and yet it’s back to the drawing board to stop  the Zionist-controlled onslaught of the Obama administration  which will now proceed full force.

Here’s a good summary of the major issues we have to deal with irrespective of who is placed in the White House.  It’s entitled “6 Ways The Winner Will Destroy America”.

And here’s a handy essay by a faculty member at the US Naval Academy who makes the same argument I’ve been making for along time about the state of permanent war our government has gotten us into – without of course drawing any link to the Zionists who are such major players. Found the essay courtesy of Xymphora.

3. The Senate will maintain it’s Democratic majority and House will be Republican. On the one hand, BFD, on the other, well, BFD. One nice aside is that complete total %101 Israeli suck up Kenneth Timmerman, who basically ran as  if he were an Israeli, got his ask kicked in his attempt to unseat Chris Van Hollen. That this was going to happen was clear from the beginning, but it was nice to see.

4.  “Thus, the first lesson, then, for Jewish Republicans like Sheldon Adelson should be as follows: If you have resources to spend on campaigning, if you are truly committed to the cause, spend your time and money assisting your party in winning over the people without whom elections cannot be won: Latinos.”

If you read the whole article, make sure you read the last paragraph.

Another obsessive piece by the same author:

5.  The election is over, now it’s back to business as usual for Microsoft and Israel.

“Netanyahu and Balmer discussed Microsoft’s commitment to Israel, its investments in the local market, and the impact it is having, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office.”

Obama Announces He is Not Running for Another Term as Egyptian President

 

1. Feb. 1st, 2011Image courtesy of Skulz Fontaine whose offices in Cairo were shut down by the authorities in Israel last week.

2. If you can’t smile when you see the image below, you must be either Israeli or Husni.

Chemical Moshe

1. “Outside the land of Israel, there can be no doubt that Jews, faithful to the covenant between God and Abraham, are to stand apart from the nations in which they live.”

Nice quote isn’t it? It’s all over the Internet and comes from a book written by pardoned criminal and “passionate advocate for Israel”,  Elliot Abrams called Faith or Fear: How Jews Can Survive in Christian America written back in 1997. I happened come across this sweet little quote in an article by Daniel Levy whose own biography is an illustration of just how a Jew does exactly what Abrams describes. Now of course Levy sees himself as a man of peace and loathes Abrams. Nonetheless Abrams’ prescription is an epitaph for far more among the tribe than they would have you think.

2. But I’ve got some even better quotes for all you all out there in the Zionist States of America (ZSA).  Regular readers of this somber little blog are well aware that my opinion of the so-called “Peace Process” in the Middle East is that it is a complete scam designed as a cover to allow Israel to take everything away from the Palestinians. Well, goys and girls, that sweet dear little old rascal, Israeli Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Strategic Affairs, Moshe “Boogie” Ya’alon, confirms this view. And he is in a position to know since he is actively engaged in the charade.

In this article from Thinkprogress.org several comments from a recent Ya’alon interview in Yediot Ahronot are translated from the Hebrew and Ya’alon makes it completely clear that all the world is indeed a stage, and the idiotic Americans don’t even know which play they are watching and that they are the laughing-stock as far as the actors are concerned.

The article makes it clear that the peace process is nothing but a bunch of “manuevers” and that Netanyahu’s positions are all stratagems for increased settlement expansion.

“And I say so out of knowledge,” Ya’alon told Yediot. “Nobody in the forum of seven [senior cabinet ministers] thinks that we can reach an agreement with the Palestinians.”

Q: So why all these games of make-believe negotiations? It’s possible to announce that we will not reach an agreement, and that is all.

YA’ALON: . . . .  Some of what we have to do is maneuver with the American administration and the European establishment, which are also nourished by Israeli elements, which create the illusion that an agreement can be reached.

On the phony fake ridiculous settlement freeze Moshe tells us:

The prime minister reiterates all the time,” Ya’alon said, “and also brought a decision to the security cabinet that says clearly, that immediately after the freeze, we will continue to build in Judea and Samaria as we did before.”

Q: Will we evacuate settlements in the end?

YA’ALON: I do not accept that. What has happened to us in recent years obligates us to stop with everything connected to withdrawal.

So just who is this Moshe, I mean in addition to being a Vice Prime Minister of Israel and Israel’s Minister of Strategic Affairs and being an asshole buddy of Obama’s master?

Well for one thing, he is a professional Palestinian killer. Yes, yes, yes, I know what you all are saying. “Mantiq, how does being “a professional Palestinian killer” make him any different from any number of Israelis in Israel or Israelis in the US, the UK or Chanada?

Well, a couple of things.

He was a commanding officer for Israel’s Central Command during the second Intifada and in 2002 became the Chief of Staff. He also has a long record of service in Sayeret Matkal, an elite Israeli military intelligence outfit. He took his duties in crushing the second Intifada very seriously as you will see below.

He is also sometimes chased around the world for being a war criminal as this quote from Wiki makes clear.

In December 2005, relatives of the victims of the 1996 shelling of Qana filed suit against Ya’alon in Washington, D.C., for his role in their deaths.In late 2006, Ya’alon was in New Zealand on a private fund-raising trip organised by the Jewish National Fund. An Auckland District Court judge issued a warrant for his arrest for alleged war crimes arising from his role in the 2002 assassination of Hamas leader Salah Shahade in Gaza City, in which at least 14 Palestinian civilians were killed,[4] saying that New Zealand had an obligation to uphold the Geneva Convention. The Attorney-General of New Zealand, Michael Cullen, overruled the warrant after advice from the Crown Law office that there was insufficient evidence.

He came close to getting arrested in the US too. Too bad he wasn’t in Virginia at the time.

He also openly advocates the assassination of heads of state he does not like. He’s picked a good one in Ahmedinejad, Israel’s and therefore America’s, favorite boogeyman.

“We have to consider killing him [Ahmedinijad] . All options must be considered.”

One wonders if the Jewish State has killed other world leaders in the past, but I digress.

In the Sidney Morning Herald interview that Wiki was citing, the interviewer himself says this of Moshe – who is known as “Boogie” by the way. [Spelled “Bogey” by Haaretz, but we will go with the Sydney Morning Herod spelling for now.]

He is not known for making idle threats. Ya’alon is a former paratroop commander and was deputy leader of the Israel Defence Forces from 2000 to 2002, then chief of staff from 2002 to 2005, during the most recent Palestinian uprising, or intifada. He is credited with shutting it down.

And of course, Moshe Boogie Ya’alon wants Americans to die for Israel by invading Iran. He is a prime mover in creating the next war for Rachel Corrie’s killers and the sons of bitches who attacked the USS Liberty.

Boogie Ya’alon agrees. He has long regarded Iran as the main wellspring of instability and terrorism in the region.

“I was chief of staff during Operation Iraqi Freedom [the US invasion of Iraq in 2003] and I was surprised the US decided to go into Iraq instead of Iran … Unfortunately, the American public didn’t have the political stomach to go into Iran.”

Which is exactly why these bastards are feeding you tons and tons of Zionist Bullshit so you will accept an attack on Iran. And you will.

Oh, I almost forgot to tell you, Boogie does not think that attacking Iran will NOT be a one-night stand, it will be more Tiger Woods like – Boogie says “Military intervention would not be one strike. It needs to be a sustained operation”.

So folks, kiss your sons and daughters goodbye, because for Israel they shall surely die.

One last quote, this one from the Paul Sheehan, the guy who interviewed Boogie for the Sydney Morning Herald.

“The Boogie doctrine is mainstream, not fringe, in the Israeli strategic debate.”

Now in Haaretz in August of 2002, when he was crushing the second Intifada,  he did another very revealing interview and if you want to understand how these people think, you need to read it. Twice, a day.

I love how he calls himself “a humanist, a liberal, a democrat and a seeker of peace and security.”

Here is how  an Israeli “humanist” thinks.

“The Palestinian threat harbours cancer-like attributes that have to be severed. There are all kinds of solutions to cancer. Some say it’s necessary to amputate organs but at the moment I am applying chemotherapy.”

 

 

3. The world’s elites who laugh at you behind their backs as they steal you blind and feed you Zionist Bullshit by the truck load do seem to be having a few spats now don’t they?  Israeli Vice President for American Affairs (IVPFAA) and Bibi’s Bitch (BB) Barrak Obama (BO) still seems to have really pissed off his master, Israeli Prime Minister (G-D), Benjamin (“Rahm Emmanuel is a self-hating Jew”) Netanyahu and he won’t be coming to his vacation home this week to participate in Obama’s talks on nukes and how the Iranians are going to turn your grandmother into glass.  His refusal, the subject of much (worthless) speculation in both the Main Stream Zionist Bullshit Media (MSZBM) and in the Zionist Infiltrated Opposition Networks (ZION), is just another example of no matter how much Zionist ass you kiss, you’ll end up getting kicked in the balls again and again. If Obama tries to get re-elected (hahahahahahahaha) in 2012, his campaign slogan should be “Hit me again, Bibi” but I digress. But hell, I may as well explain my digression.

You see, and it was that UK-born, J-Street Advisory Board Member and  Zionist Israeli insider Daniel Levy who provided the  link from which I will be quoting, the US last week went out of its way to reassure Israel that the US:

1. Will not do anything about the fact that Israel has tons of nuclear weapons.

2. Will nuke other countries if Israel is attacked.

3. Will continue to  harass the beJesus out of Iran, a country which has actually signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty, and of course North Korea.

4. Will strive mightily for justice for the Palestinians.

Oh, one of the four items above is false. As a special hint to the raving idiots in the Shas Party, the false one is an even number.

Here’s the deal. US Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs As Dictated by Israel (USUSSACISAADI), Ellen Tauscher,  phoned up her chain of command a few days ago and spoke with Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister (YOURBOSS) Daniel Ayalon and proceeded to humiliate these United States in ways that only a so-called US politician could do. But this just wasn’t enough for Bibi.

“Tauscher said that the US will strive to protect its allies and work against countries which violate the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) such as North Korea, or countries that fail to meet their commitments to the international community such as Iran.

“The under secretary of state stressed that Washington will adopt a “calculated ambiguity” policy towards countries which do not pose a threat to the US. Despite not explicitly pointing to Israel, it appears her statements were meant to reassure the Jewish state.”

This is my favorite quote though.

“It was promised that the Obama administration will provide Israel with a nuclear umbrella should it be attacked.”

Yes, yes, I can hear you all now saying “Mantiq, there is nothing new here, Tauscher, who must be unbelievably wealthy by the way, is just reiterating same-old US policy.”

And you would be correct folks. That’s the problem. So much for those of you who think Obama represents anything different from the past.

The more things change, the more the Zionist Bullshit stays the same.

4. In honor of the no doubt non-zionist and huge fan of Mantiq al-Tayr person who tried the other day to destroy my computer through an infected email attachment, and also in honor of the Shas party, I insert for you here a nice short and revealing stupid-cat video. I had planned here to talk about Janine “The Female Wolf Blitzer” Zacharia, a leading Zionist Bullshitter for the Jerusalem Washington New York Times Post, but that will just have to wait till next time.

5. An imaginary reader of Mantiq al-Tayr wrote in and asked “Are the stupid cats you feature a metaphor for something?”

Yes.

 

Obama Slams Zionist Lobby By Holding Huge Hanukkah Party at the White House

Winter White House

1. Israeli Vice President for American Affairs (IVPAA), Barack Hussein Obama, really socked it to the Zionist Lobby (ZL) this past week when he only invited 550 people to a Hanukkah party to be held at the White House on December 16.  We here at Mantiq al-Tayr are so proud of this display of strength by Obama, Rahm Israel Emmanuel and David Axelrod, that we had to share this information with the entire parrotriat community.

Rahm Israel Emmanel says the Pledge of Allegiance

It’s the hottest ticket in town and the entire tribe wants to go. But Obama, who is continuing the tradition of Hanukkah parties at the White House started by George W. Bush (this is called “change” in Hebrew), and who is making the White House Kitchen kosher for this special event just like George W. Bush started doing in 2005 (for you dumb asses out there in the Shas party – this is called “change” in Hebrew), has slapped the Jews in the face by inviting more people than Bush did on average, despite the bitching and moaning (by Islamofascists of course) to the contrary:

Administration officials also noted that White House records showed that Mr. Bush never had more than 584 guests at his Hanukkah parties. Most years there were fewer than 500, they said.

Even the Rabbi in charge of making the kitchen of the White House Kosher for this sacred event, Levi Shemtov,says that the numbers thing is all bullshit.

“This is all one big overblown latke,” the rabbi said.

He’s the head of the American Friends of Lubavitch. How sweet.

Here’s Rabbi Levi Shemtov (also seen above in the picture with Rahm Israel Emmanuel)

 

 

Furthermore, the White House is adamant that it definitely sucks Israeli schmuck as much as it ever has [as usual, the red highlights are mine]:

“Hanukkah is a wonderful holiday to celebrate, but that’s not the whole ballgame, by any means, in terms of outreach to the Jewish community,” said Susan Sher, one of the president’s two liaisons to Jewish groups.

Ms. Sher noted that Mr. Obama held the first White House seder, invited the leaders of more than a dozen Jewish organizations for a wide-ranging discussion at the White House in July, held a conference call with 900 rabbis in August and videotaped a message to Jews for the High Holy Days in the fall.

At least this yarmulke does not make the Israeli VP look fat:

Who is that guy behind the Israeli VP?

Who is the guy behind the Israeli VP?

Oh, and one other thing,  because of the fact that Obama did not mention Hanuakkah by name on his invitations to the rich Islamofascist elites he is inviting to the Hanukkah party, he issued a very nice Eid-al-Hanukkah  message in the official language of the State Department as a make-up call:

2. So, the party is taking place as I write these lines.  Hope you enjoy paying for it. Feel free to keep sitting around like a big fat  football fanatic feline while they laugh all the way to the derivatives.

Go Raiders!

3. Merry Fucking Christmas


 

 





Quel Bordel

1. For the past two weeks the tuyuur here at Mantiq al-Tayr have been extremely busy working on a new computer program which we now believe we have perfected as you shall see presently.

As many of you know, the “About” section of this site is written in Arabic. This caused many Mantiqiyyans some angst because they can’t read Arabic – just like most of the people who formulate US Middle East policy. However, one particularly smart Mantiqiyyan reader dropped the Arabic text into an on-line computer translator and managed to get a pretty good rendering.  There is no doubt that machine translation has come a long way.  However, it still has a long way to go – until now.

I know you guys are just chomping at the bit to see what we’ve come up with here. Be patient for just a second.  Here’s a sample sentence that we will run through a standard on-line machine translation tool. The sentence is:

ألله في كل مكان

The sentence says “God is everywhere.” We ran it through this translator and we got this result:

God everywhere

Not bad, but clearly deficient.

We proudly announce that we have completed the development of a computerized translation program that not only renders the original source text accurately into English but if you buy a special add on our program will also provide accurate interpretations of the source text. We boldy announce the perfection of this great program that we have named the Tafsiranatortm.  So, for example, let’s take the source text and run it through the basic version of the Tafsiranatortm. The result is:

God is everywhere.

We just love complete sentences here at Mantiq al-Tayr.  Really.

But the true value of the program lies in its ability to provide interpretive commentary that will elucidate the true meaning behind the text – our program can literally “read between the lines” as some pseudo fake phony people in the language business like to say.

So, we ran the same text through the Sport version of the Tafsiranatortm and this is what we got:

God is everywhere. Comment: This means that what the Quran says in Surah 2: verse 115 is quite literally true. That passage says that :”Wheresoever ye turn, there is the face of God.”  God is at once transcendent and immanent.

Pretty cool, huh?

We also like the fact that the Tafsiranatortm can highlight its comments in red.

2. The Tafsiranatortm has another great feature. It can translate text from English to English while also providing commentary. Going from English to English was the most difficult challenge we faced here at Mantiq al-Tayr since discerning the actual meaning of all the bullshit that is in the main-stream press can be pretty challenging. But, again, as you shall presently see, the Tafsiranatortm is without peer in this regard.

So, for example, we took the following text from an article written by ADL kingpin Abe Foxman. In this article, Foxman supports the idea of a two-state solution to the Zionist-Palestinian problem. Yes indeed even Foxman is on the two-state bandwagon these days which ought to tell you that that bandwagon is a complete total fraud and that Obama’s blathering about it is a deception, but again, I digress.  We ran the following text from that article through the Sport version of our program:

“Israel should simply find a way to acknowledge that a solution to the conflict requires a Palestinian state. By saying already that it accepts all prior agreements that it will abide by the road map, and by virtue of their looking to the actions of President George W. Bush, who was the first American president to call for a two-state solution, the Israeli government has all but accepted that concept.”

And this is what we got:

Fuck the Palestinians. Israel can use the two-state rhetoric coming out of the White House to its own advantage by arguing over every fine point in all the prior agreements while continuing to build settlements, confiscate Palestinian land, and murder all the Palestinians it wants while continuing to talk about how much it wants peace. Comment: Abe Foxman is a goddamn liar.

You gotta admit it, the Tafsiranatortm is one hell of a program.

3. So, we here at Mantiq al-Tayr decided that with all the furor caused by Barack Obama’s speech in Cairo this week, said furor being completely fake of course, that we would run parts of that speech through the Sport version of the Tafsiranatortm in order to “read between the lines” and get some true insight into what the White House is really up to. Remember, the White House is being run by a professional Israeli-firster who actually volunteered to serve the Israel military, but not the US military. Oh my, again I digress.

Anyway, one item in the speech that attracted lots of attention from all the usual suspects was Obama’s alleged criticism of Israeli settlements on Palestinian land. David Ignatius and Charles Krauthammer  are really in a huff about the settlements – though Krauthammer is, as usual, so extreme that he is really funny. He doesn’t even need a Tafsiranatortm .

But we have a problem here at Mantiq al-Tayr with the term “settlements” when applied to areas of occupied Palestine that now house over half a million Jews. “Settlements” is such a nice word. The Israelis are “settling” Palestine, making  the desert gloom –er – bloom, as they say.  “Settlements” are nice things, we all want to live in a settlement. Who wants to live in a trailer park or in “sprawl”? No one, but everyone loves settlements – so reminiscent of settling the USA back in the 1800s.

But, as everyone actually knows, these settlements are illegal structures. Furthermore, as Ignatius points out, you can actually get tax breaks by contributing to them if you know how. Yes, the settlements use lots of our money in various ways to carry on their illegal business of stealing Palestinian land and screwing the Palestinians.

So, we took the full text of Obama’s speech and did a search and replace on the word “settlements”.  First of all, we found that the word only appeared twice in the whole condescending supercilious address, so again we wondered why Ignatius, Krauthammer and others are so vexed by the issue. But anyway, we replaced the word “settlements” with “whorehouses” since the settlements basically take our money and screw the Palestinians.  Also, “whorehouses” just has a different ring to it and shows the illegality of the whole operation.

So here is Obama’s original text – the entire portion of his nearly  hour-long address that talks about settlements – but with our search and replace operation completed.

“At the same time, Israelis must acknowledge that just as Israel’s right to exist cannot be denied, neither can Palestine’s. The United States does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli whorehouses. This construction violates previous agreements and undermines efforts to achieve peace. It is time for these whorehouses to stop.”

We ran each of these three sentences through the Sport version of  the Tafsiranatortm and here are the results, sentence by sentence.

Sentence One:  At the same time, Israelis, but not the Israeli government, might want to consider the possibility that that just as Israel’s right to exist cannot be denied, neither can Palestine’s. Comment: while Israelis are thinking about acknowledging Palestine’s right to exist they will continue to take more and more of Palestine’s land, thus acknowledging Palestine’s existence and in the way actually intended by the speechwriter.

Sentence two:  Rahm Emmanuel does not accept the legitimacy of brand new  Israeli whorehouses, but has no problems with the whorehouses already built and which house about half a million Jews. Comment: Since Rahm is an Israeli masquerading as an American the whole sentence is meaningless anyway and requires no interpretation.

Sentence three:  “It is time for these whorehouses to stop, or whatever.” Comment:  Note that the verb “to stop” is being used in an intransitive way. The whorehouses are “to stop” just like a car stops – all by itself. No one is being asked to stop the whorehouses and since the whorehouses by their very nature – just read Charles Krauthammers disgusting piece on the matter – must grow, the US will do nothing to actually stop the whorehouses.

So, we have quite a mess don’t we oh fellow Mantiqiyyans? And we now will use the French word for a mess:

Bordel

Americans Getting Another Ross Deal

After failing miserably to bring peace between the Israelis and Palestinians during eight years of the Clinton administration, Zionist hawk and Israel-firster Dennis Ross is being sent to the State Department to handle, in ways which remain vague, the Middle East and Iran portfolio there. I think the main reason he is there is to make absolutely sure that Hillary Clinton toes the Israeli line.

Dennis Ross should not be given any sensitive position in the US government as his life’s work demonstrates that he is clearly an agent of a foreign government and that his loyalties are to that government and not to these United States.  I want to take a few minutes here though to look at a little-discussed aspect of his life’s work to highlight the fact that he cannot possibly be trusted to keep America’s interests first.

At present, he is Chairman of the Board, of the Jewish People Policy Planning Institute (JPPPI) which was established by the Jewish Agency for Israel and is headquartered in Jerusalem. He is also a “counselor” and Ziegler Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) founded by three former AIPAC officials and which functions as an intellectual arm for the Israeli Lobby. When not actively working for these two Zionist organs he sometimes teaches college classes, writes for newspapers and appears on Fox news.

WINEP is legendary and will be the subject of a later post. The JPPPI is not. But it is Israeli through and through and it is impossible for Ross to serve as its Board Chairman and not have close, long lasting, and no doubt very troubling ties to high officials in the Israeli government.  JPPPI’s website makes it obvious to anyone with half a brain that its members care first and foremost about only two things: Jews and Israel. I want US government officials who care about America first and foremost. But with Ross this is impossible.

The JPPPI’s home page makes its loyalties clear. (Red highlighting in mine.)

The mission of the Institute is to promote the thriving of the Jewish people via professional strategic thinking and planning on issues of primary concern to world Jewry. JPPPI’s work is based on deep commitment to the future of the Jewish people with Israel as its core state.

Ross is chairman of the board of an organization whose “core state” is Israel.  That alone should disqualify him from holding yet another sensitive position in our government.

Here are some of the activities of this organization whose core state is Israel. (Red highlighting is mine.)

  • I. JPPPI makes an annual presentation to the Israeli Cabinet as a whole on main developments in the Jewish world, offering its assessments and policy recommendations, some of which are already being implemented.
  • VI. JPPPI’s recommendations on expanding child care and other forms of assistance to Israeli families who desire a larger number of children were approved by former Prime Minister Sharon and will be discussed with Prime Minister Olmert.
  • VII. JPPPI’s recommendation to set up a Global Jewish People Crisis Management System to deal with terror attacks and natural disasters has been adopted by major Jewish communities and a global “Jewish People Crisis Management Forum” has been established.

Nice to see that Ross’ organization, founded by a foreign entity, briefs the very government at the highest levels that his organization considers its core state.

One would expect the board of the JPPPI to be filled with members from the core state and indeed it is.  Here they are (obvious Israelis in red):

Major-Gen Yaacov Amidror

Former head of Israel’s Military Defense College.

Prof. Uzi Arad

Former advisor to Israel’s Prime Minister and currently head the Institute for Policy and Strategy at the Herzeliya Interdisciplinary Center.

Prof. Irwin Cotler

Member of the Canadian Parliament, Professor of Law and Director of the Human Rights Program at McGill University, Canada.

Major-Gen Uzi Dayan

Former Israel’s Deputy Chief of Staff and head of Israel’s National Security Council.

Mr. Sami Friedrich

Senior business consultant and former Director-General of Israel’s Ministry of Economics and Planning.

Prof. Ruth Gavison

Professor of Human Rights at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Mr. Steve Hoffman

President and CEO of the United Jewish Communities.

Prof. Suzanne Last Stone

Professor of Law at Cardozo School of Law and Director of its Program in Jewish Law and Interdisciplinary Studies.

Ms. Morlie Levin

Executive Director of National Hadassah since 2005. Formerly, she was a senior analyst at the RAND Corporation.

Prof. Judith Liwerant

Professor of Political Science at the University of Mexico, Mexico City.

Mr. Isaac Molcho

Former Israel’s Chief Negotiator with the Palestinian National Authority

Mr. Steve Nasatir

President of the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago

Prof. Ya’akov Ne’eman

Former Israel’s Minister of Finance and Minister of Justice

Mr. John Ruskay

Executive Vice President of the UJA Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York.

Mr. Aharon Yadlin

Former Israel’s Minister of Education

Hmmm. Where do your loyalties lie Mr. Ross?

Ross’ letter from the JPPPI homepage is also revealing (red highlights are mine):

“Following a retreat in Caesarea, I began to think differently about the effort. I began to believe that the necessity of doing policy planning for the Jewish people might, in fact, be feasible. I began to see, together with other collaborators in this effort, that we could identify priorities to be addressed. It became clear that among thinkers from Israel and around the world of international Jewry, there was a consensus about certain issues that required not just analysis, but also policy recommendations.

Demographics, both in Israel and the Diaspora, needed careful consideration, particularly if Israel was to remain at the center of Jewish life. The rise of a new kind of antisemitism, one less geared to discrimination against the individual and more toward attempts to criminalize Israeli behavior, required recognition and strategies for contending with a dangerous new phenomenon. Identifying areas around the world where Jewish populations might be at risk, and responding to these possible threats seemed to take on new urgency with new economic realities in places like Argentina. There was a recognition that different strains of Judaism need to develop a compact for civil discourse, especially if in an era of greater challenge some of the broader and more worrisome demographic trends are to be dealt with. (Indeed, many of us agreed that the principle of Tikkun Olam – mending the world – could be very important in providing a sense of purpose for international Jewry at a time of globalization with its largely amoral compass.)

Israeli criminal behavior is not the problem in Ross’ eyes. The problem is anyone’s attempt to reign in that criminal behavior. This is the man who will be telling Hillary Clinton what do on the Middle East.

With Rahm Emanuel running Barrack Obama’s White House and Dennis Ross running Hillary Clinton, the Israeli occupation of the Executive branch will continue under Obama just as it was under Clinton and Bush.

Palestinians should be afraid, very afraid.

And so should Americans.