Tuesday, May 15, 2012

It's Nakba Day - the 64th anniversary of the Palestinian Holocaust

Tuesday, May 15th, 11 a.m. to noon Central (9-10 Pacific) on NoLiesRadio.org (archived here a few hours after broadcast).
 
Special Nakba Day edition of the KB show, featuring Franklin Lamb from Beirut, Lebanon!

The Nakba - the ethnic cleansing of Palestine via mass murder and terror - may have begun in 1948, but it hasn't ended yet. Netanyahu, a prime architect of the 9/11 false-flag attack on America, not only presides over the daily slaughter of Palestinian civilians, but yearns for a general Mideast war in which the remaining Palestinians could be driven out of historic Palestine and a "racially pure" Greater Israel established.

Today's guest, Franklin Lamb, say the Nakba Era is ending. The world in general, and the Middle East in particular, have had it with the apartheid Zionist state. In a series of blowback-blasts of poetic justice, the neocon plan to save Israel by blowing up the Twin Towers and tricking the US into destroying Israel's enemy Iraq, and going to war with Islam, has failed. Iran's regional position has been strengthened, Hezbollah has defeated the IDF in the 2006 war of attrition, Hamas survived Israel's brutal attack on Gaza, and now Egypt and Turkey are about to become far more formidable adversaries than Iraq ever was.

Franklin Lamb's article Will Sadat’s Camp David and the Zionist Embassy be Next? discusses Egypt's ongoing transition from obsequious slave of Zionism to bulwark of resistance.

How many more years of Nakba must we endure? If Franklin Lamb is right, today, the 64-year-old state of Israel has a shorter life expectancy than an average 64-year-old human being.


Franklin LambDr. Franklin Lamb is Director of the Americans Concerned for Middle East Peace, Beirut-Washington DC, Board Member of The Sabra Shatila Foundation, and a volunteer with the Palestine Civil Rights Campaign, Lebanon. He is the author of “The Price We Pay: A Quarter-Century of Israel’s Use of American Weapons Against Civilians in Lebanon” and is doing research in Lebanon for his next book.

Lamb has been a Professor of International Law at Northwestern College of Law in Oregon. He earned his Law Degree at Boston University and his LLM, M.Phil, and PhD degrees at the London School of Economics.

As a Middle East expert and commentator, Dr. Lamb has appeared on Press TV, Al-Manar and several other media outlets. His articles and analyses have been published by Counter Punch, Veterans Today, Intifada Palestine, Electronic Intifada, Opinion Maker, Dissident Voice, Daily Star and Al Ahram.

1 comment:

  1. Never ending Nakba
    By Alan Hart
    As Ilan Pappe has said, most Israeli Jews have no idea of what they did to the Palestinians in 1948. (He also said that those who do know don’t think that what was done was wrong). But that’s only the tip of an iceberg of ignorance.
    Because of the mainstream media’s complicity in Zionism’s suppression of the truth of history as it relates to the making and sustaining of the conflict in and over Palestine that became Israel, most Americans and Europeans of all faiths and none have no idea of the enormity of Zionism’s crimes.
    The Arabic word for what happened in the months before and after Israel’s unilateral declaration of independence on 14 May 1948 is Nakba, meaning catastrophe. That’s a one word description of the fact that upwards of 700,000 Palestinian Arabs were dispossessed of their land, their homes and their rights, but complete understanding requires knowledge of something else. Nakba was not simply an event in history. It is a process of ethnic cleansing, a process that has been on-going for 64 years to date and is continuing.
    A timely reminder of this fact was contained in an article for the web site This Week in Palestine by Ibrahim Matar, an economist writing from Jerusalem.
    He opened his piece by quoting a statement made by Ra’anan Weitz, the director of the Jewish Agency’s Settlement Department in 1948. “I ploughed Palestine into earth by ordering the demolition of 300 abandoned Palestinian villages from the Negev to the Galilee.” (The quotation was from an interview Weitz gave to the Jerusalem Post published on 7 March 1997).
    Matar ended his piece with these words of his own:
    “The bottom line to the tragedy of the Palestinians is that the Catastrophe of 1948 is still going on, as Jewish colonisation of the West Bank continues to expand. The objectives of the Jews have not changed since the early part of the twentieth century. Their motto continues to be ‘dunum after dunum of land’ for the exclusive use of Jews.
    The Jews claim that the Palestinians wish to destroy Israel. The fact is that the Jews have already literally destroyed Palestine, and in front of the watchful eyes of the world community represented by the Quartet, they continue with their policies and practices to complete the liquidation of the Palestinian presence in historical Palestine.”
    Question: Is completion of the liquidation of the Palestinian presence in historical Palestine really Zionism’s mission?
    I believe the answer is “Yes”, and that unless the major powers led by America summon up the will to call and hold Zionism’s monster child to account for its crimes, there will be a final ethnic cleansing of Palestine at some point in a foreseeable future.

    Footnote

    I also believe that Matar should be more precise with his language. His use of “the Jews” implies that all Jews everywhere are responsible for Zionism’s crimes. That is not so, but... If the rising global tide of anti-Israelism is not to be transformed into anti-Semitism, making another great turning against Jews everywhere inevitable at some point, the Jews of the world must play their necessary part in containing and confronting Zionism. As I never tire of pointing out, silence is not the way to refute and demolish a charge of complicity in Zionism’s crimes.

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