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Is Zionism Truly Anti-Nazism?

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In its rabid efforts to demonize Israel’s Palestinian victims, the Zionist propaganda machine, known as Hasbara, repeatedly cites a famous meeting between Palestinian national leader Hajj Amin Husseini, and German  Führer Adolph Hitler in 1941, as an “indicting evidence” proving Palestinian collaboration with the Nazis.  In fact, Zionist propagandists weaved and continue to weave all sorts of farfetched tales concerning that inconsequential meeting. 

In fact, the Zionist machine of mendacity would go as far as claiming that the Palestinians bear a major share of responsibility for the Holocaust as a result of that meeting.

The real truth, however, is that such nefarious lies, though perfectly characteristic of the classical Zionist discourse, are knowingly used to mitigate the brutal ugliness of the ongoing Zionist holocaust against the Palestinian people.

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In fact, the vast majority of Palestinians in the 1930s and early 1940s, probably knew next to nothing about Germany. Palestine then was under the harsh  British occupation, known as the mandate, whose ultimate goal was to prepare the country for the establishment of the malignant racist entity known as Israel.

Very few Palestinians visited Germany during that period,  and, similarly, very few Germans visited Palestine, probably with the exception of a small number of orientalists, anthropologists, archaeologists and missionaries.

Hence, the claim that the Palestinians who were languishing under an British military occupation did have particularly friendly ties with the Germans can’t withstand academic scrutiny for two minutes.

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Yes, most Palestinians hated their British occupiers who were actually devising one of the greatest crimes against humanity of all times against a simple, pastoral and unsophisticated  peasant community.

We hated our British tormentors…and we still do

I don’t deny the possibility that many Palestinian nationalists of that time might have wished victory for Germany and defeat for the British. Such feelings are quite normal and natural, to say the very least. But to interpret the Palestinian anti-British feelings as  support for the  Holocaust would be tantamount to fornicating with the truth and historical facts.

Besides, the Zionist movement then, as now, had a big clout on British policy makers. Hence it was quite logical and expedient for Palestinian leaders of that time to seek support for their just cause from Britain’s main foe, namely Germany. This didn’t mean at all that the Palestinians backed or identified  Germany’s racist Nazi ideology or, indeed,  its purported plans to  exterminate.

Zionism had good chemistry with the Nazis prior to the Holocaust

There is a preponderance of  crucial data pertaining to Zionist collaboration and cooperation

With the Nazi leadership, although the Nazi anti-Semitism policy had been well-known since 1933. Yet the Zionists, either directly or otherwise, maintained an extensive though secret contacts with the Nazi authorities, though the Zionist aim beyond these contacts was mainly to expedite the Zionist scheme in Palestine, rather than save or free Jews from the genocidal clutches of German anti-Semitism.

In the context of these contacts between Zionists and the Nazi authorities, the Nazis showed a certain willingness to allow hundreds of thousands of Jews to emigrate to the U.S. and other countries in return for certain tactical concessions from the allied countries. This meant that hundreds of thousands of Jews could have been spared gas ovens and concentration camps had the German demands been met. But the Zionist movement, which exerted disproportionate influence on American and British leaders, especially in relation to Jewish issues, adamantly refused the German overtures, with some Zionist leaders arguing that 50,000 Jews going to Palestine were preferred to a million  Jews allowed to emigrate to North America.

Jewish soldiers serving in German armies

According to some Jewish historians, thousands of Jewish soldiers served in the German armed forces, including the Wehrmacht, SS and the Gestapo. The Judenrate (Jewish councils) were administered at the low and medium levels buy Jewish officers. The late Israeli historian, Israel Shahak, pointed out that Jewish families in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe feared Jewish soldiers manning Nazi-roadblocks more than they did German or other soldiers. The Jewish soldiers were especially harsh and brutal to their co-religionists, probably to impress their German superiors.

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Modern Zionist propagandists, even historians, strive to avoid or evade such embarrassing chapters of that era. They flatly deny that thousands of Jewish soldiers served in the Nazi armed forces, claiming that these soldiers were only partly Jewish and that most of them had Jewish fathers and non-Jewish mothers. In short, they employ the Same twisted arguments in dismissing this phenomenon as some ardent Zionists  do in denying the presumed  non-Semitic Origin of the bulk of Ashkenazi Jews.

 I am speaking about prevarication, decontextualizing event, making sweeping generalizations out of rare or isolated events as well as indulging in sheer lies,  while hurling the ant-Semitic scare-bomb at those disagreeing with the Zionist narrative, even if these people happened to be Jewish or even Holocaust survivors such Shahak and Zeev  Sternhell.  

Stalin’s Jewish aides

Although, Adolph Hitler is widely viewed as the most evil mass murderer in the history of mankind, it is probably safe to argue that Joseph Stalin was more nefarious a murder, given the huge number of his direct and indirect victims.

According to some estimates, Stalin was directly or indirectly responsible for the death of 6 million to 20 million people during his prolonged rule.

The huge number of victims occurred as a result of unrelenting political executions or indirectly as a result of Stalin’s policies such as the Gulags and other induced famines, collective deportations, and his sustained campaign of purges which lasted more than two decades.

Some of Stalin’s most diabolic crimes included the attempted physical liquidation of entire social classes, induced famines which caused the death of millions, the Gulags and  the deportation of the Crimea Tatars and other ethnic peoples The Soviet authorities used cattle trains to deport these mostly Muslim peoples, mainly children, women and the elderly to Uzbek SSR and other remote destinations. Thousands died during the deportation journey while tens of thousands perished later due to the harsh exile.

Most Western historians evade  or ignore the fact that many of these gigantic crimes were supervised and carried out by Stalin’s Jewish aides who directly reported to Stalin.

I know that very few people would venture to sale in these “uncharted waters” for fear of being accused of hostility to Jews.

None the less,  Zionist Jews must realize that they are not exactly history’s  angelic victims and that they do have much to be ashamed of.  

Good chemistry between Israeli and fascist governments

 Today, Israel, which claims to follow a principled policy against fascism and racism anywhere in the world, is maintaining close, even cordial working relations with fascist regimes and groups around the world.

Israel is maintaining close ties, bordering on actual alliance, with the BJP regime in India. Needless to say, this regime is deeply racist, scandalously  Islamophobic and hopelessly fascist. It is a regime that upholds the racist mantra that “to be a true Indian, you must be a true Hindu and thoroughly anti-Islamic.” This mantra is an identical copy of the racist Israeli Nationalism Law  which states that  ” in order to be a complete citizen of the state of Israel, one must be Jewish.”  It is also worth mentioning, that the Israeli domestic intelligence agency, the  Shin Bet, has advised the Indian security apparatus to adopt some of the most vengeful measures used against Palestinians, and  use these tactics against Indian Muslims. This includes the widely condemned practice  of home demolition, which is already being used in some Indian states like Ultra-Pradesh.

In Europe, Israel has good ties with the new fascist regime in Italy, which has assured Zionist circles that Italian fascism would target Muslims, not Jews. Israel also has excellent ties with the quasi-fascist regime of Hungary.

Moreover, Israel has also had and continues to have warm relations with anti-Islam movements in Britain, Germany,  France, Sweden and Netherland.  These racist movements are disguised as anti-immigrant movements although Islam and Muslims are their ultimate target.  A few years ago, Dutch  far-right anti-Islam politician Geert wilders was invited to Israel  where he was warmly welcomed by the Israel government. Wilders eventually converted to Islam to the chagrin of his former Zionist friends. His conversion to the religion he had hated most stunned Islamophobic and Zionist circles in Europe and Israel.

And in America, Israel has had cordial ties with Evangelical Zionists who support, soul and heart, Israel’s  repression of the Palestinians, although some Zionist Jews don’t hesitate to call Jesus Christ  “the Hitler of Bethlehem.”

The same thing can be said about every fascist leader under the sun, who is  usually courted by Israel and encouraged to pursue his or her anti-Islam  discourse.

Conclusion:

So, the next time you hear or watch a Zionist spokesperson accuse the Palestinians of collaborating with the Nazis,  you should immediately realize that you are encountering  a sly liar.  In the final analysis, Israel itself is now considered one of the world’s main hotbeds of fascism, especially after recent elections which brought to the fore Nazi-like parties which consider non-Jews lesser or infra human beings. Don’t be bamboozled by their  lies.  Such values as truth, honesty and justice don’t exist in the unholy Bible of Zionism

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COP27 Climate Change Summit: Greenwashing Scam Imperilling Human Rights

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COP27 Faced Major Criticism

Morally, politically and economically COP27 climate change summit has been coined as a greenwashing scam imperilling human rights.

The world watched Egypt closely as it hosted the 27th United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh from the 8th-16th of November. More than 190 governments attended COP27 to attempt to solve some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.

Furthermore, Egypt hosting of COP27 sparked much controversy due to its abysmal human rights record. Additionally, COP27 faced heavy criticism due to some of the world’s top polluters, such as Coca-Cola sponsoring the event. Furthermore, attendees arrived in private jets; meat and dairy products remained on menus; dozens of domestic civil society organizations were excluded. Additionally, the summit was overshadowed by persistent calls to release up to 65,000 political prisoners in Egyptian prisons.

Worlds Top Polluter, Coca-Cola, Sponsored COP27

The UN climate conference announced a sponsorship deal with Coca-Cola, one of the “world’s top polluters”. Coca-Cola recently retained its title for the fourth year as the world’s top plastic polluter. The sponsorship deal is a greenwashing scam by campaigners, drawing intense criticism.

Coca-Cola produces 120 billion throwaway plastic bottles a year. 99% of plastics are made from fossil fuels, exacerbating the plastic and climate change crises.

Private Jets, Bottomless Cocktails and Beef Medallion Dishes

Surprisingly, attendees indulged in the very activities which got us into this mess in the first place. Moreover, world leaders flew to Egypt in private jets. Attendees enjoyed bottomless cocktails, one-hour unlimited wine and beer packages, $100 beef medallion dishes, and $50 seafood platters.

This begs the question: do these foods belong at a climate conference? We have missed the true purpose of the climate summit: to help save the planet.

Caption: Residents push a boat through a flooded street in Havana. Industrial nations are being asked to compensate those countries most affected by the climate crisis. Photograph: Ramón Espinosa/AP. Image obtained from the Guardian.

Meat and Dairy On the Menu – Not on the Agenda

In the three-decade history of the UN Climate Summit, COP27 was the first UN summit to discuss the meat and dairy industry’s contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions.

COP27 faced massive criticism this year from climate activists due to the unsustainable meat and dairy items on its menus. It seems unimaginable that globally we are trying to reduce our meat and dairy consumption to save our planet. However, our governments cannot stop eating these foods at the world’s largest climate summit.

Cutting meat and dairy output are not yet on the agenda for governments at COP27. Many governments attending the summit give billions to livestock farmers in subsidies. Instead of focusing on plant-based diets, they are advancing policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions using feed additives that make animals less gassy and technology that sucks up the methane wafting off manure heaps. Andy Reisinger, a farm emissions specialist and vice-chair of the UN’s IPCC climate panel, said feed additives could worsen emissions by promoting intensive farming.

Read more: Is Veganism the Solution to Eradicating Food Carbon Foot Print?

Dozens of Domestic Civil Society Groups Excluded

Hundreds of prominent human rights defenders, researchers and environmentalists were exiled from Egypt. They were unable to attend Cop27 due to the nature of their work. Many voices from Egypt were absent at the conference due to the government’s corrupt attempts to exclude dozens of domestic civil society groups.

“Arrests and detention, NGO asset freezes and dissolutions and travel restrictions against human rights defenders have created a climate of fear for Egyptian civil society organisations to engage visibly at the COP27” 

Additionally, COP27’s wifi blocked access to international human rights organizations such as Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and other news websites needed during information talks. These prominent human rights organizations hosted talks at COP27 but could not access their sites due to previous work criticizing the Egyptian government. Egypt used this strategy to hide the nation’s decades-long record of cracking down on human rights.

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65,000 Political Prisoners in Egyptian Prisons

Currently, there are an estimated 65,000 political prisoners inside Egyptian prisons. COP27 was overshadowed by persistent calls to release political prisoners.

A British-Egyptian detainee, Alaa Abd el-Fattah, was a significant focus in the media. As a leader of Egypt’s 2011 revolution, he has been in prison for the past decade. He started a partial hunger strike in April 2022 to protest his detention conditions. He spent the last six months consuming just 100 calories a day. A week before COP27 started, he stopped eating altogether. Then, on the day the summit began, he stopped drinking water. He has since resumed drinking water but remains critically ill.

Greta Thunberg, who refused to attend COP27, signed a petition by a human rights coalition calling on Egyptian authorities to open up civic space and release political prisoners.

Read more: Accelerating Deforestation in the Amazon Severely Threatens Climate Change Crisis.

COP27 Cracks Down On “Greenwashing”

Companies, banks, cities and states worldwide have continuously made broken promises to achieve net-zero emissions. These corporate climate pledges amount to little more than a greenwashing scam. Evading net zero claims is a common greenwashing strategy. Companies claim to be carbon-free due to strategies such as buying carbon credits while simultaneously pursuing new fossil fuel projects emitting greenhouse gases.

Greenwashing is when an organization spends more time and money marketing itself as environmentally friendly than minimizing its environmental impact. It’s a shady marketing gimmick that misleads consumers who prefer to buy environmentally friendly goods and services.

At COP27, the UN cracked down on greenwashing, laying down recommendations for how companies, financial institutions and cities must calculate their net zero emissions status. The new UN report aims to eliminate loopholes by laying out ten steps to bring integrity, transparency and accountability to net zero claims.

“I have a message to fossil fuel companies and their financial enablers. So-called ‘net-zero pledges’ that exclude core products and activities are poisoning our planet. They must thoroughly review their pledges and align them with this new guidance”.

United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres.

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The UN cracked down on companies stating that they can’t claim to be net zero if they are not in line with targets set out by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). These targets include cutting global carbon emissions by 45% by 2030. The UN limited short-term carbon offsets and held that they could only be used sparingly in the long term.

Historic Deal: Governments Must Pay Poor Nations for Climate Damage

Governments at COP27 approved a historic deal to create a fund for compensating developing nations that are victims of extreme weather events worsened by rich countries’ greenhouse gas emissions. However, many remained uncertain as countries argued over emission reduction efforts.

COP27 Climate Change Summit -Greenwashing Scam Imperilling Human Rights.
Caption: A Fridays for Future protester at the Cop27 UN Climate Summit holds a sign calling for the “loss and damage” deal. Photograph: Peter Dejong/AP. Image obtained from the Guardian.

Moreover, this is a massive step for poorer countries bearing the brunt of climate change. These nations face extreme weather events such as floods, droughts, heat waves, and famines despite releasing the lowest greenhouse gas emissions. This historical “loss and damage” deal will provide financial assistance to developing nations stricken by climate disasters.

However, this loss and damage deal has several flaws. Some nations held that the pledges to limit global temperatures to below 1.5 degrees showed little progress compared to the COP26 conference in Glasgow in 2021. Furthermore, others criticized how the language and guidelines on phasing out fossil fuels were weak. Despite many different opinions between nations regarding the guidelines of this historic deal, it is still a vital step towards achieving climate justice.

Read more: Climate Refugees: Pain of Unseen Victims.

Concluding Thoughts

COP27 has faced significant criticism this year for many justifiable reasons. Many believe COP27 is a greenwashing scam failing humanity and the planet by not leading to significant changes. The UN climate summit is losing its credibility in being able to create meaningful change to save our planet.

World leaders and people in power continuously use high-profile gatherings like COP for attention and are greenwashing, lying and cheating their way through pledges and commitments. The UN Environment Programme released the Emissions Gap report stating that only an urgent system-wide transformation can deliver the enormous emissions cuts needed to stabilize global temperatures below 1.5 degrees by 2030.

World leaders consistently fail to fulfil their commitments and act on time. We cannot place trust in greenwashing scams like COP summits anymore. Instead, we need rapid, far-reaching, unprecedented changes in all aspects of society if we want to build a sustainable world for future generations.

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Qatar FIFA 2022, A Civilized Model Of Islam

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Qatar is the first country in the Middle East to host the FIFA World Cup 2022. This was after Qatar’s award hosting in December 2010. This is a tremendous opportunity for Qatar to represent Qatar FIFA 2022 as a civilized model of Islam. The country converted to Islam in the 7th century. Since winning the hosting, it has been constructing some of the most eco-friendly and architectural advanced sporting facilities ever seen. It is the kind of country that has the power to host the greatest show of FIFA ever on Earth.

First, Qatar has always drawn its strength from discovering oil, fishing, and pearl hunting. In addition, it is the world’s second-largest exporter of liquefied natural gas. Hosting the tournament presents tremendous opportunities for Qatar to prove itself as a powerful country. Significantly, Qatar has always been taking advantage of the tournament hosting to develop local Industries, expertise, and infrastructure. This was for Innovation and application of excellent standards and support of Qatar’s transition to a knowledge-based economy. This edition of the FIFA World Cup 2022 is being themed by Qatar on its culture, history, identity, and hospitability. As a result, efforts have made the event an unforgettable historical experience.

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The Lebanese file: neither a president nor a government

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Despite six presidential sessions, Lebanon still does not have a president.

The funny thing is, the government is also idle and the whole country is waiting for a miracle to get up again.

France is on the president line!

The head of the Free Patriotic Movement, Representative Gebran Bassil, is expected to visit Paris, which is expected to mark a remarkable development in the presidential file in Lebanon.

The meetings will aim to discuss the imminent presidential, governmental, and economic entitlements of all Lebanese stakeholders.

French president macron right) and free Patriotic movement leader gebran bassil (left)
French president macron and free Patriotic movement leader gebran bassil

Based on Basil’s excellent relationship with Maronite Patriarch Bechara Al-Rahi and Hezbollah, the French hope to agree on a roadmap for the presidential elections.

Although the French side does not carry an integrated initiative, it sought to know the position of all parties regarding a list of candidates that includes about seven names.

Those connected to the French ambassador understand that her country still has the American mandate to manage the initiative about the presidential file and that Paris wants to reach an agreement with Saudi Arabia that facilitates the task because insisting on fighting harsh battles would prevent the election of a president soon.

President issue: Who does Hezbollah wants?

 Hezbollah is reconsidering the local reality from a different angle than the one that preceded the election of President Aoun, as evidenced by Aoun’s recent paradox of reopening half-closed doors.

In contrast to Aoun, the party does not find any justification for repeating the vacuum for more than two years and tightening its internal domestic rams to deliver its candidate.

They are fully aware that choosing to unilaterally elect a president of the republic, and consequently, a government of one color and the presidency of the House of Representatives, means putting the country in direct conflict with the outside world. Everything that surrounds the internal reality is different from the previous stage, as is the position of the concerned countries.

 While Hezbollah’s opponents are only mentioning Franjieh as president—or, at the very least, any candidate from the party’s second row—this does not imply that Hezbollah has abandoned its candidate or candidates.

The party assumes entering into early settlements, which means that the party receives its price both internally and externally.

This is because the party cannot bear the idea of losing its candidate and will not bear the idea of any settlement following a vacuum that results in challenges, conditions, and counter conditions.

An alternative situation is possible in addition to that. Except for the March 8 team, there is no president of the country.

Is the former minister Franjieh a serious candidate?

Former Minister Suleiman Franjieh was Hezbollah’s candidate.

Nasrallah’s remarks coincided with a fresh French attempt that started a few days ago to forge an agreement on choosing a new president before the year is up and included pledges to start aid programs for Lebanon, including the “Cedre” program.

Former minister Sleiman Franjieh
Former minister Sleiman Franjieh

The debate that the French began with the major parties in Lebanon is anticipated to be finished with Washington and Riyadh and is predicated on the premise that no one can impose a prime minister or president of the republic without a genuine agreement between the major forces.

Hezbollah claimed in 2016 that there was no Plan B for the nomination of General Michel Aoun, and it repeated that claim this time as well: the candidate is Franjieh, and there is a point on the line.

 If the two allies cannot agree on a second candidate, there are dangers that no one has the luxury of incurring.

What does The Free Patriotic Movement says?

 The Free Patriotic Movement was informed by Hezbollah that the results of naming places below the presidency of the Republic under the General Michel Aoun administration were not encouraging, as the residents of these sites turned against the people who named them to them.

There is a “term” that Hezbollah agreed to, though, which is that it will not attend the election session for the Marada Movement’s leader until he has Basil’s endorsement in his pocket.

The party’s desire to maintain and strengthen the agreement with the Free Patriotic Movement is the most crucial factor, and as a result, “the election of Suleiman will be with Gibran’s consent and not at his expense,” among other factors, including giving Franjieh Christian support that makes him a strong president.

So far, there has not been any serious president, and we are facing many sessions without a result.

Is Lebanon on a date with a long presidential debate, as happened before the election of former President Michel Aoun, or will we witness the election of a president before the New Year?

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