The Western Addiction to Palestinianism

Racism – the belief that certain people are intrinsically worth more than others by virtue of their genetics, ethnicity or religion – takes many forms.

In World War II, Hitler’s Naziism embodied perhaps the most infamous form of racism in recent history. We know the tragic outcome. Likewise, the Imperial Japanese worldview of the time dictated that Japanese culture was superior to Western culture, thus justifying their acts of unspeakable inhumanity and barbarity against Western civilians and Allied soldiers alike.

It ended in the total and – crucially – internationally agreed, destruction of the racist Nazi and Imperial Japanese elitists. Only after these movements were crushed beyond viability did the international community proceed to the next step – rebuilding Germany and Japan. As a result, both countries have turned into exemplary models of positive, considerate contributors to the community of nations.

Addiction to Palestinianism – perpetuation of the failed status quo
Today we have the equally barbaric racist cult of Palestinianism, embodied not least in Hamas. The unspeakable cruelty, inhumanity and profanity of this entity knows no bounds. Yet in a radical departure from the tried and tested method of dealing with the racist Nazi and Imperial Japanese regimes, the world community tells us we must instead accommodate the Palestinian racists. The racists whose “national logo” embodies a map of “Palestine” that encompasses all of Israel. This is otherwise known as “ethnic cleansing of Jews”. Defying logic and morality, the world community apparently sees no problem with this.

One rule for thee, an entirely different rule for me
Let’s try an analogy: A gang of robbers breaks into a bank and steals 100 million dollars. The police know who the robbers are, where they live, where the stolen money is hidden. The police resolve the problem by offering the robbers a deal: return just 30 million dollars, keep the remaining 70 million, and in exchange the police will not prosecute the robbers, or send them to trial, or imprison them, and in addition will use public taxpayer money to feed, clothe, house and educate the robbers and their families for the rest of their lives. And everyone praises this fine humanitarian gesture on the part of the police. The bank will admittedly lose 70 million dollars, but that’s a small price to pay so the police don’t have to put themselves in harm’s way, right?

What? You don’t agree? Yet Israel is being asked to do precisely that. Israel is fighting an existential war after Hamas invaded Israel, butchered 1200 people, mostly civilians, raped, decapitated, burned alive – including burning babies in ovens Nazi-style – and kidnapped more than 230 people. Now Hamas is offering to release 40 of the hostages while keeping the remainder as bargaining chips for the future. It’s the kind of trade in human flesh that used to be called “the slave trade” and “human trafficking”. But the world community urges Israel to accept this deal, this partial return of just some of the hostages, while at the same time insisting that Israel must feed, clothe and supply fuel to the slave traders of Gaza – in addition to releasing 20 times as many convicted Palestinian murderers and mass-murderers from Israeli prisons.

Without even a nod to the massacres of October 7, the world community insists Israel’s prime concern must be to look after the welfare of the population of Gaza. And yes, that would be the same population of Gaza that overwhelmingly voted Hamas into power.

A historical perspective
In World War II Hitler’s constant assaults on Britain’s civilian infrastructure in cities such as London, Coventry, Birmingham, Bristol, Sheffield and Southampton finally prompted Britain to undertake two devastating assaults on the Nazi heartland in order to prevent a continuation of the Nazi war crimes: the fire-bombing of Dresden in February 1945 which killed 25,000 people, and the May 1943 Operation Chastise, also known as the Dambusters Raid, in which about 1600 civilians were killed when the entire Ruhr valley was flooded in a gigantic wave as a wall of water poured out of the breached dam, destroying factories and homes in the path of the floodwaters.

At the time, nobody suggested that Britain’s primary concern should be the welfare of the German populations of the targeted areas. That humanitarian concern rightly took centre stage AFTER the cessation of hostilities. Britain, the victim of Nazi attack, had responded to bring about an end to the war.

There is a winning formula. Defeat the racists, THEN build a new society. In that order
In Gaza, Israel is being hounded by the international community to look after the population of Gaza while the rulers of Gaza still hold Israeli hostages, while the rulers of Gaza still fire rockets at Israeli civilian populations from within Gaza civilian populations.

Without using the terms “double standards”, “political expediency” “racism” or “antisemitism”, how does the world community explain the disgraceful discrepancy between its punitive approach towards the Jewish state and its accommodating approach to all other states defending themselves in times of war?

In the case of Islamist states such as Iran and Turkey, the explanation is the latter two – racism and antisemitism. In the case of the West’s democracies, the explanation is the first two – double standards and political expediency.

End the global addiction to supporting Palestinian racism
History has taught us that wars end only when there is one clear winner and one clear loser. AFTER that starts the process of remodeling the losing side in the image of a democracy, one that contributes positively to the community of nations. The proof is there: Germany and Japan.

Yet we are being told that when it comes to the particular form of racist antisemitism known as Palestinianism, we must abandon everything we have learned, disregard everything that we know works, and instead support the aggressors while their victims fight to fend off brutal attacks against their civilians, and while the perpetrators still hold Israeli citizens including babies hostage in a despicable, barbaric trade in human flesh that the world community roundly condemns everywhere in all its forms – except when it comes to Israel.

Fatah logo (Source: Wikipedia)

We need to follow the proven method that saw Germany and Japan emerge so successfully from their destructive past: total victory, followed by total remodeling. The very first step on that path is to demand the rework of the logos of Hamas and Fatah (the political party behind the Palestinian Authority). Both have symbols depicting “Palestine” erasing all of Israel – the ethnic cleansing of Jews from Israel.

A world community that doesn’t feel it necessary to tackle even this basic issue is neither capable of nor interested in tackling the bigger issue of dismantling the racist enterprise of Palestinianism and thereafter building a democratic Palestine.

A world community with no interest in creating a democratic Palestine should stay out of the affairs of the democratic state of Israel.

About the Author
Served as deputy chair of the West Sweden branch of the Sweden-Israel Friendship Association. Written three political thrillers about Sweden-Israel-Gaza in The Hart Trilogy: "Bridges Going Nowhere" (2014), "The Threat Beneath" (2015) and "From the Shadows" (2016), where the action switches seamlessly between Samaria, Gaza, Israel, Sweden and Iran. Work has started on a fourth book, "Picture Imperfect".
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