Albert Russo
"Art is but a moment of happiness, it is like a lightning of bliss cleaving the never-ending horrors of our world."

Israeli versus Muslim propaganda

Before reading my piece, please listen to what this enlightened Muslim man has said at the United Nations in New York

Enough insults from the 55 or more countries at the UN whose human rights are atrocious, and they want to give lessons to Israel??? Durban I&II are such examples of imbecility and lies, as are those inane anti-Israeli demonstrations all over Europe. Why don’t they demonstrate against those countries where the Sunni kill the Shiah and vice versa by the tens of thousands, where they murder and rape Oriental Christians, Kurds (oh Erdogan, what a devil you are) and other minorities.

Why don’t they demonstrate against Morocco, which is oppressing and colonizing the Sarahoui for decades, when most of the European terrorists are Moroccans or Egypt for despising the 10 million Christian Copts who were there long before the Arab invasions and burning their churches; ditto for the Berbers in the Maghreb, its original population, now considered second class by the Arab regimes?

Why do the US and Europe keep on pouring millions of $ and € to Hamas in Gaza, when the latter uses the money to buy arms from that abominable regime of Iran, instead of building houses and soothing the plight of their own people?  You know why?  Because theirs is a culture of death and destruction, while Israel, which is by no means perfect, and whose colonization in the West Bank I totally disapprove of, has a culture of life, innovation, and medical advancement offered to the whole world, even to its enemies.  Isn’t it ironic that some of the Hamas bigwigs and other Palestinian chiefs of the West Bank, send members of their families to be treated in Israeli hospitals, alongside, Jewish, Muslim and Christians?    So much said for apartheid.  In these same hospitals, you find Syrian soldiers, Palestinian babies with heart problems, who are cured without spending a cent?

Ask the many countries of Black Africa, Caribbean nations like Haïti, the Americas, and mostly India and China, the new superpowers of the 21st century, why they cooperate so closely with Israel on the scientific, medical, security and agricultural fields, and you will get a much more balanced picture than what you hear at the grand UN Circus in New York (Bank I Moon, the chief of that circus, open your ears), also derisively called by Charles De Gaulle ‘le Grand Machin’ (the big Thing).

Oh, the West is as much at fault as those enraged Muslim regimes where women are near slaves and where LGBT people are either flogged or hanged in public.  Lately a Hamas politician, found to be a homosexual, was shot dead, for his ‘crime’.  Wonderful Shariah laws!  Let’s take the example of France, the nation that gave the world so many great ideas, like human rights, Liberté, Fraternité, Egalité.  Do you know why she loves Egypt, the Maghreb countries, and Saudi Arabia (oh, what a delightful country of freedom and of sex equality, where Palestinians are considered less than human), more than Israel, and keeps accusing it of not cooperating with the Palestinians.  Why?  Because she sells them Rafale planes and sophisticated weapons, for billions of euros, while at home, the Europeans of Christian origin and the French Muslims are often at loggerheads, with quite a few exceptions, of course. The same can be said of the UK and other nations of that most antisemitic of all continents.

Ah the Popes!  they were such good Christians that they forced their subjects to attack, torture, or murder the Jews, those Jews who supposedly killed Jesus, hiding from the populace that Jesus, Joseph, and Mary, as well as the 12 apostles, were Jews.  The papacy is an anachronism, no matter how good the present Pope is.  He blames nations for not accepting the hundreds of thousands of poor immigrants.  Let him open the magnificent Vatican and Castel Gandolfo wide to host them.

Let Saudi Arabia, which has more than one hundred thousand ultra-modern tents, with air-conditioning, electricity, and potable water, reserved for the few days of the Hadj, welcome those refugees in these otherwise empty bungalows.  Let the Emirates, fill their half-empty astoundingly beautiful skyscrapers with refugees, instead of using workers as near slaves to build them – the latter live in rabbit holes under 45° celsius, in awful conditions, while the rich Arabs and their entirely veiled wives, stroll around magnificent shopping malls and stay in suites with gold-plated taps in bathrooms the size of a Paris apartment for three workers, with jacuzzis, saunas, and other luxurious amenities.  This is a wonderful example of Arab solidarity.

Ask the poor Syrian refugees, what they think of such kind and charitable ‘brethren’.

I’m fed up with the distortions of the Muslim and extreme left Western media, those people – see Palestine, who teach their children to not recognize the existence of Israel and to kill Jews everywhere.

To children???  Isn’t that a major crime?  How can there ever be peace between a growing generation of Jew-haters and Israel? Take example on Singapore, where they teach students to respect everyone, whatever his color or religion.  Those among you, enraged Islamists: heed the words peace and coexistence, instead of returning to Middle age methods while using hi-tech weapons to kill, kill, kill, burn, destroy and maim, and, if that weren’t enough to lead demonstrations.  You ought to be ashamed of yourselves to belong to the human race.


I’ve met them as a writer, and they are mostly women intellectuals, as well as a few men (much less) who would be jailed or put to death if they went back to their countries of birth.

As for that stupid statement one constantly hears, that the Islamists who rebel and kill are frustrated and ignorant, this is an insult to the 3/4 of the poor folk around the world: they don’t kill because they are poor, on the contrary, they try to make do.

Look at most black African countries, in spite of some of their rotten regimes, they are generous with the little they have, I am a prime witness of that since I grew up in Africa and went to school during six years with Tutsi and Hutu, Arabs and Pakistani, Greeks and Americans.

There is one thing that irks me to no end: why doesn’t the Israeli government ask its few millionaires to contribute to the good of their country by setting up several Israeli Television Channels in the main world languages, including English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, and Arabic? – Yes I know one: I24 News – When the Arab nations have dozens of them, with always the same negative and one-sided views where Israel is concerned?

I know that my words are drops in the ocean.  But lookout for the upcoming civil wars in Europe and elsewhere, and then maybe, maybe, you will remember them.

About the Author
Albert Russo who has published worldwide over 85 books of poetry, fiction and essays (35) and photography (50), in both English and French, his two mother tongues, and sometimes in Italian, (Italian being his 'paternal' tongue) - he also speaks Spanish and German and still has notions of Swahili -, is the recipient of many awards,such as The New York Poetry Forum and Amelia (CA) Awards, The American Society of Writers Fiction Award, The British Diversity Short Story Award, The AZsacra International Poetry Award (Taj Mahal Review - US$ 500), the Books & Authors Award, several Writer’s Digest poetry and fiction Awards (winner and finalist), aquillrelle Awards, the Prix Colette and the Prix de la Liberté, among others. His work has been translated into about 15 languages in 25 countries, on the five continents. He has co-published Gaytude with Adam Donaldson Powell, which won Best Gay Book in the USA. Albert Russo’s major books are the AFRICAN QUATUOR (AQ), his memoir CALL ME CHAMELEON (CMC), his humorous ZAPINETTE Series (Zapy), GOSH ZAPINETTE, the first ever series of global Jewish humor, his books of stories and of poetry encompassing 40 years of writing, entitled: THE CROWDED WORLD OF SOLITUDE, vol. 1 -CWS1 (the stories and essays) and THE CROWDED WORLD OF SOLITUDE, vol. 2 (the poems) CWS2 + the two big books dedicated to his beloved mother Sarah Russo (SR) + about 50 books of photos. His definitive biography penned by the Norwegian African-American writer, poet and artist Adam Donaldson Powell, UNDER THE SHIRTTAILS OF ALBERT RUSSO was released by l’Aleph (November 2017), Wisehouse Publishing. A humanist with roots in Central, Southern Africa, and the Mediterranean, he has been acclaimed by James Baldwin, Edmund White, Martin Tucker, Douglas Parmee of Oxford University, Joseph Kessel, Pierre Emmanuel, both of the Académie Française, among many other literary authorities, as well as by his African peers, Chinua Achebe among them. Albert Russo was also a member of the 1996 jury for the Neustadt International Prize for Literature which often leads to the Nobel Prize of Literature. Latest Prize: Best 2013 Unicef Short Story award in defense of childhood worldwide, for Revenge by proxy / Vengeance par procuration.  His 50-odd books of photography have garnered awards in the USA, UK, Russia, France, etc. Some of his work has been exhibited in the Louvre Museum, at the Espace Pierre Cardin, both in Paris, in Times Square, New York, at the Museum of Photography in Lausanne, Switzerland, in Art Berlin, in Tokyo, in Moscow, etc. The former Mayor of the Big Apple, Mr Bloomberg, has lauded his two photo books on Paris and New York. Some of his novels and memoirs have also been filmed in English, with videos 90 and 100 minutes long. Latest award: I have just received the following award. "Dear Albert, It is with great pleasure to announce that you have been selected as a Book Excellence Award Finalist for the following book: 'GOSH ZAPINETTE! the first ever series of global humor’ (770 pages). There were hundreds of entries from around the world and 'GOSH ZAPINETTE! the first ever series of global humor' was selected for its high-quality writing, design and market appeal. Congratulations. The Book Excellence Award Committee.” The Book Excellence Awards Advantage. More than just an awards competition, the Book Excellence Awards provides authors and publishers with extended support and resources on topics such as publishing, marketing, writing, publicity and social media. The Book Excellence Awards is a smart investment on your publishing journey and the results and benefits will last a lifetime! Literary website: - "Art is but a moment of happiness, it is like a lightning of bliss cleaving the never-ending horrors of our world." Albert Russo “Inspiration is like delicious food that your taste buds remember, or a perfume you have long forgotten and whose whiff suddenly brushes your nostrils again, giving you pangs of nostalgia.” Albert Russo