Major Western powers have reacted almost indifferently to the formation of the New Israeli government. The United States, Israel’s-guardian-ally, said it was looking forwards to working with the returning veteran Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu.
In a telephone call to Netanyahu, ostensibly to congratulate him on the swearing-in of his new coalition government, President Biden half-heartedly reaffirmed U.S. commitment to a two-state solution for the Palestinian issue. However, it is absolutely clear that this type of political settlement is irreversibly dead given the intensive Jewish colonization of the West Bank, which has left no room for establishing a credible, sovereign and territorially-contiguous Palestinian state worthy of the name.
Biden’s helpless disenchantment with Israel
The apparently helpless disenchantment of the Biden administration with the ascendency of Talmudic fascism to the helm of power in Israel shows that the indecisive US approach to the Palestinian crisis has effectively reached a dead-end, as Israeli recalcitrance is thwarting all American peace efforts in the region.
Predictably, Just a few hours after his telephone conversation with Biden, Netanyahu wasted no time telling the American President that Israel is not occupying anyone’s land and that 100% of the West Bank was an exclusively Jewish territory!
On Sunday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken reiterated the same message during a conversation with the new Israeli foreign Minister Eli Cohen. However, there was a general agreement that the discrepancy over the two-state solution wouldn’t impact the core alliance between Israel and the U.S.
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Also on Sunday, a group of Jewish Americans held a rare protest vigil outside the Israeli embassy in Washington, calling for peace, democracy and equality. The protesters who are members of the American branch of Peace Now called the current Israeli government racist, homophobic and promoting apartheid.
Europe and Israel: Ambivalence and hypocrisy
Biden reportedly remained quite reticent as he obviously lacked the will and inclination to challenge Netanyahu’s insolence or confront his characteristic intransigence. A careful reading into Biden’s behaviour shows that his administration will never seek to pressure Israel to give genuine concessions for peace. Instead, he is more likely to continue cajoling and coaxing the increasingly irrelevant PA to wait for a miracle that would never happen
The European Union issued a general statement, calling on “all parties” to exercise self-restraint and refrain from escalation.
Germany, whose current chancellor got visibly mad this past year when visiting PA President Mahmoud Abbas used the word holocaust to describe mounting Israeli atrocities against Palestinians, issued a rare criticism of Israel after Public Security Minister Ben Gvir paid a provocative visit to the holy Islamic sanctuary, the Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. The visit drew a wave of criticisms and condemnations from many quarters around the world, although it was not expected that the new Israeli government would pay the slightest attention to these negative reactions.
Self-Censored western media refrain from calling the spade by its name
The bulk of the international, especially western media described the new Israeli government in virtually innocuous terms, calling it, inter alia, “most rightest, most nationalist and most-extremist.” However, it is amply clear that these banal labels served as euphemistic epithets intended to mitigate the brutal ugliness of the new Judeo-Nazi government, headed by Benyamin Netanyahu.
As expected, some newspapers of record, like New York Times, Washington Post, Le Mond, and Times of London, meticulously refrained from using the term “fascist” as if three were still doubts as to whether the use of that epithet to describe the new Israeli government was too hyperbolic and grossly unfair.
We must call the spade by its name
Undoubtedly, this monstrous government already deserves the strongest condemnations from every honest man and woman in this world. The world doesn’t have to wait weeks and months to ascertain the true credentials of that evil entity.
The Israeli media has already published appalling excerpts of statements by the government of murderers, thugs and child-killers, who seem quite convinced that the tight Jewish domination of the American government, including Congress, grants them a perfect right to carry out a partial or full holocaust against millions of Palestinians, languishing under Talmudic cruelty and barbarianism.
Some Israeli PR experts have warned that statements about “Jewish domination” in America could boomerang on Israel and embarrass Israel’s supporters in the U.S. Another point of possible contention between the U.S. and the new Israeli government is the venomous aversion by the Haredi ultra-religious parties such as Shas and Agudat Yisrael towards Jesus Christ. Toxic anti-Jesus literature, like Hesronot Shas, is taught widely in Talmudic colleges all over Israel.
Viewed as the worst and most racist, most fascist and murderous Israeli government ever, the new rulers of Israel are expected to put into effect a plethora of racist laws including the following:
- Passing new laws in the Knesset that would seriously reduce or even revoke legal punishments for Jews convicted of murdering non-Jews. Needless to say, Successive Israeli governments have been observing, de facto, such laws for decades. However, Israeli official agencies used to indulge in such crimes behind the curtain, obviously for public relations purposes. Human rights groups operating in the West Bank have documented numerous cases where innocent Palestinians were murdered in cold blood by Jewish settler terrorists, and the perpetrators were not even interrogated by the police, let alone imprisoned or even arrested.
- Israel is expected to instate the “death penalty” against Palestinians convicted of killing Jews, including heavily-armed Israeli soldiers. Of course, the capital punishment doesn’t apply to Jews convicted of murdering non-Jews, including children.
- According to cultic Talmudic laws the religious parties would submit for ratification, Jewish doctors may refuse to provide medical care to non-Jewish patients, or even saving their lives on Shabat (Saturday). Thus a non-Jew injured in a car accident on the Jewish Sabbath would have to bleed to death as emergency services offering first aid to Goyem contradict the Jewish religious law.
- There are certain Talmudic laws that do not recognize the sheer humanity of non-Jews in general. It is uncertain whether Netanyahu’s coalition partners will seek to activate such manifestly laws. In Some cases, the ultimate ramifications of such laws could be quite embarrassing for Jews everywhere.
- Israel is adopting the desecration and attempted Judaizing of the Aqsa Mosque as official policy. In the Past, Israeli governments blamed fringe fanatic groups for “acts of agitation and provocation” at the Haram el-Sharif of Jerusalem . Now, however, these fringe groups are more or less in control the Israeli government.
The Holocaust didn’t start with Auschwitz
For those who might accuse me of being unduly hasty in passing a judgment on the new government that is less than one-week old, I say it is you who are being blinded by your gullibility, naivety and ignorance about that government.
I must remind the world that the holocaust did not start with Auschwitz-Birkenau, Treblinka, Dachau, Mauthausen, etc. These death concentration camps and the sheer evil they came to represent were only the final or ultimate outcome of Nazi policies. Thus, the holocaust was by no means a huge winter storm occurring on a beautiful, clear, sunny day.
The Holocaust started much earlier, with the sort of things occurring these days before our eyes in Palestine, like the publication of Mein Kampf (Torat ha’Melekh), the Nazi-Citizenship aw of 1936-37 (the Israeli Nationality Law of 2o9), Kristalnacht (settler vandalism in Nablus, elsewhere),! So, should the world give people like Ben Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich the benefit of the doubt in order to enable the4m perfect their Holocaustal designs against a people who rely mostly on the goodwill of people like you and me to save them from the gloomy clouds of Israeli, Zionist-Jewish Nazism flying over the horizons?
Gulf of Oman: The New Battleground Between USA and Iran
On July 5, 2023, a Wednesday morning, two Iranian Navy ships approached US oil tankers in two separate incidents in the Gulf of Oman. One of the Iranian Navy ships fired its weapons at an oil tanker – escalating tensions in the region. The incident is marking another chapter in a string of incidents that have been occurring since 2019.
The Gulf of Oman Incident
According to commander Tim Hawkins, spokesman for the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet:
“The Iranian navy did make attempts to seize commercial tankers lawfully transiting international waters.”
At 01:00 AM local time, an Iranian Navy ship came near the oil tanker TRF Moss, which was flagged by the Marshall Islands. However, the Iranian Navy ship left the region when the US Navy destroyer USS McFaul arrived in the area.
Further, three hours later, at 4:00 AM, the US Navy received a distress call from the Bahamas-flagged oil tanker Richmond Voyager. According to the US Navy, the Bahamas-flagged oil tanker was more than 20 miles from the coast of Muscat, Oman, when another Iranian Navy ship came approaching the US oil tanker.
The Iranian Navy ship was signaling the oil tanker to stop when the same US Navy destroyer, USS McFaul, headed towards the oil tanker at full speed.
The Iranian Navy fired its weapons before the US Navy destroyer USS McFaul arrived on the scene with a lot of bullets in a short period of time. According to the US Navy, the Iranian Navy fired with both small arms, such as pistols and rifles, and crew-served weapons, such as machine guns and cannons.
The bullets struck the side of the oil tanker near the crew’s living spaces, but no one was injured. However, The US Navy destroyer USS McFaul arrived on the scene, and the Iranian Navy ship left.
The Continual Attacks of Iran in the Gulf of Oman –
Iran has been continuously involved in multiple attacks on oil tankers since 2019 on a major shipping route for oil. According to the US Navy, Iran has either harassed or seized nearly 20 commercial ships that have been flagged by other countries since 2021.
Such attacks on major shipping routes for oil pose a clear threat to the security of shipping in the region and the global economy – according to the US Navy. The recent attack of July 2023 was not the first attempt by Iran; on June 14, 2019, Iran attempted to seize two US oil tankers by blast, which spiked the oil price significantly. However, the explosions raised concerns about a potential military conflict between Iran and the United States.
Earlier this year, Iran took control of two oil tankers in less than a week in the same region of the Strait of Hormuz, near the Gulf of Oman. Hence, knowing the importance and criticality of waterways for the global economy, such seizures prompted the US to send more ships and aircraft to patrol the Strait of Hormuz. The United States is working with individual countries in the region to deter threats to commercial shipping and prevent attacks on commercial ships.
In May 2023, Greece issued a serious notice and warned ship owners to stay away from Iranian waters because there was a risk of being attacked. However, the latest seizure of an oil tanker by Iran is part of a series of attacks on commercial vessels in the Gulf of Oman that have been happening since 2019.
Why is Iran Constantly Attacking US Oil Tankers?
According to the U.S. Navy, in the past two years, Iran has taken commercial vessels in at least five instances. Additionally, they have recorded more than a dozen instances of Iran bothering commercial vessels during the past two years. And many of the incidents have happened in the Strait of Hormuz or nearby regions, a major shipping route for oil, which accounts for about 20% of all crude oil.
The constant attack of Iran on US oil tankers in waterways is considered retaliation for withdrawing Iran’s 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers and restoring crippling sanctions by the US during the reign of President Trump.
The Trump administration’s decision to leave the Iran nuclear deal and impose new sanctions on Iran has led to increased tensions between Iran and the United States.
However, after the decision to leave the Iran nuclear deal, Iran has increased its nuclear activities within the country, which could be used to develop nuclear weapons. However, the United States and other countries in the world have worked together to prevent such practices by Iran.
Nevertheless, Iran has denied such practice and says that its nuclear activities are for peaceful purposes, such as generating electricity. Further, Iran is providing Russia with armed drones that can be used in the war against Ukraine. This is further increasing tension among countries and is a serious concern for the international community.
What will Happen Next?
The ongoing tension between Iran and the US serves as a stark reminder of the delicate balance that should be maintained in international waters. Iran’s repeated attack on the US and other countries’ oil tankers and commercial vessels shows the ever-complex geopolitical landscape in the middle-east region.
However, as countries work together to maintain maritime trade security, diplomatic efforts and international cooperation must be at the forefront of resolving these conflicts.
The world is watching closely with the hope of a peaceful resolution – especially in times of current economic and diplomatic uncertainties.
Manipur Violence Sparks Debate in Indian Parliament
For the past few days, India’s Parliament is unable to function properly. The opposition has been pushing for a debate on the violence in Manipur under relevant rules of the parliament proceedings. However, the ruling BJP party has been refusing the opposition’s request. As a result, the Indian lawmakers have not been able to carry out much business in the parliament. People have raised questions about the losing credibility of the parliament.
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Since May this year, Manipur has been engulfed in ethno-religious violence. The violence erupted on May 3 after a ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ was organised in the hill districts to protest against the Meitei community’s demand for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status. More than 160 people have been killed in the violence so far. The government has imposed curfew in the state.
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GOI avoiding accountability on Manipur violence
While the law-and-order machinery in the state has broken, the state government has largely avoided accountability for the Manipur violence. Further, people at the helm of affairs in Manipur, including police have played partisan role in the violence. There are reports of police officers of one ethnic community inflicting violence against members of the other community. Reports and videos of sexual violence coming from Manipur this week shocked India except for the ruling party. There had been efforts to suppress the reports and videos of Manipur sexual violence. Despite attempting to delete the video clips from phones and internet ban in the state, the videos somehow went viral on social media.
Opposition parties on Manipur violence
Given the gravity of the situation, various opposition parties in India had called for the resignation of the state government. The state government however continues to ignore these calls. Similarly, Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has not spoken a word on the issue. During these three months, Modi has attended various rallies and functions and spoken a lot about the achievements of his government, but Manipur does not seem to exist for him.
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Modi not attending parliament on Manipur violence
Modi has also not attended the parliament to talk about Manipur violence. He has been absent from the parliament. The opposition demanded his presence in the parliament to debate and discuss on Manipur. However, the ruling government has rejected the opposition demands. Even though the government agreed to have a short discussion on Manipur, it wanted to do it without the presence of Modi.
GOI’s whataboutery on Manipur violence
One of the horrible things that was witnessed in parliament recently was the ruling government resorting to whataboutery. When the opposition demanded a discussion on Manipur sexual violence, the members of ruling party, including Minister for Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani resorted to whataboutery. If the opposition wants to discuss Manipur sexual violence, the ruling government wants to discuss sexual violence in opposition-ruled states. However, opposition members argued that while sexual violence against women was happening in other states, the sexual violence in Manipur had a genocidal intent.
Meanwhile, opposition leaders asked the Upper House to suspend all other business and take up the discussion on Manipur. Rajya Sabha chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar did not allow the discussion and rejected the demands for PM’s presence in the House.
Opposition parties demand discussion on Manipur violence
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Raghav Chadha cited an example from Congress days when the chairman had suspended all other businesses to take up the issue of attacks on migrants from Northeast. Manipur is one of the states located in the Northeast. The people from Northeast are discriminated and attacked in the mainland India. During the Covid-19 pandemic, there were various reports of violence on migrants from Northeast states.
“The images of brutality and monstrosity coming from Manipur have shaken the soul of India to its core. Is this India of 21st century? Is this the New India of which the prime minister sings paens across the world? Did the people of Manipur vote for this?” Chadha said.
“The ministers of BJP tweet if there is a small earthquake anywhere from Pakistan to Kazakhstan. And now when Manipur is burning, these people are not even bothered. The cries of Manipur have reached every corner of the world, but not the corridors of power in Delhi,” he added.
Indian parliament over Manipur violence
The way the current regime has handled parliament proceedings has made parliament a joke. The opposition is not being heard in the parliament. The only function of parliament for Modi’s party is to pass bills and make laws conveniently with the help of its brute majority. The government does not want any inconvenience. It does not want discussion on anything inconvenient. The opposition can either toe the line or they can shout and stage a walk-out. However, the government will not concede, and it will do what it wants to do. One wonders what the function of the opposition in India’s parliament is today. Currently, it seems it has none.
LGBT Rights in India: The Long and Difficult Battle to Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage
“They might be a minority, but the majority cannot decide the rights of the minority,” utters the Supreme Court advocate during the hearing on same-sex marriage.
Same-Sex Marriage in India
On January 6, 2023, the Supreme Court of India decided to address the pending petitions for same-sex marriage pending in different high courts.
Homosexuality was decriminalized in India in 2018. But, same-sex marriages are still not accepted by the law.
However, in a discussion during parliament on the same petition, BJP minister Sushil Modi’s position was completely different. According to him, “Same-sex marriages go against Indian culture.” He also added, “Same-sex marriage is neither recognized nor accepted in any uncodified personal law.”
The statement from the BJP MP manifested a completely different outlook and belief for the Indian government regarding same-sex marriages. Marriage laws in India are governed by personal laws, which vary based on an individual’s religion.
Currently, Indian law defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Hence, the concept of same-sex marriage is a hard pill to swallow for Indian culture and society.
Legalizing Same-Sex Marriges – Fighting for Equality
The current situation of the LGBTQ+ community in India is not yet entitled to the same legal recognition as other communities. The LGBTQ+ members often live in shadows, rejected by their families or society at large.
Their efforts to legalize same-sex marriage in India are still ongoing, with various advocacy groups and individuals working towards achieving marriage equality with little hope in sight.
In 2018, the Supreme Court of India decriminalized homosexuality. According to the law, same-sex couples can live together legally in India.
Then a question might arise – what could be the reason behind not legalizing same-sex marriage?
Understanding What is the LGBTQ+ Community-Fighting?
Here, the battle is to legalize same-sex marriage and get the same legal rights and protections that heterosexual couples enjoy or gain in India.
According to the law, a same-sex couple cannot adopt a child. The law also allows a single woman to adopt a child of any gender. But a single man is eligible to adopt only a male child.
Thus, LGBTQ+ individuals can apply for the adoption of a child as a single parent. But their partner will not have legal rights to the adopted child. Thus, supporters of LGBTQ+ rights emphasize how such laws give rise to prejudice in society.
In India, there are many family laws that regulate matters of adoption, surrogacy, inheritance, etc. However, in all such laws, “Marriage” plays a crucial part. As LGBTQ+ couples cannot legally marry, they are deprived of rights afforded by these laws.
Moreover, the LGBTQ+ couple is not eligible to get life insurance for their partner. They cannot buy a joint home loan as there is no legal recognition of their marriage, and they experience a lack of safety and security from society and the government. Further, there is no law specifying who inherits the property in case of the absence of a will. Thus, the LGBTQ+ community wants to legalize same-sex marriage in India.
The On-going Arguments by LGBTQ+ supporters
The LGBTQ+ supporters argue that the Supreme Court of India has intervened in many inter-caste and inter-religious marriages in the past. Then, why can’t the Supreme Court support same-sex marriages? Many legal experts have pointed if we legalize same-sex marriage, we do not necessarily involve in changing the articles of the Constitution.
All it requires are a few amendments to the Special Marriage Acts. Legal experts claim that the act should be made gender-neutral. That is if a man’s marriage to a woman is a legal procedure, then same-sex marriage should be legally recognized under the Act.
Changing the Law
The second argument that LGBTQ+ supporters proposed is that by changing the law. They argue that by changing the law, the people’s opinions towards them will also change.
According to the reports, after the decriminalization of homosexuality, there has been an increase in societal acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community.
Existence of Same-Sex Relationships in the History
The third argument that LGBTQ+ supporters proposed is that same-sex relationships in India date back to the past. According to Harbans Mukhia, a well-known historian, homosexuality in India was criminalized by the British government under Indian Penal Code 377 in the 19th century due to their Christian belief system.
But both Hindu and Muslim histories show multiple mentions of homosexual relationships in India. For example, the Khajuraho temple in Madhya Pradesh has an ancient sculpture chronicling four women having homosexual or the Hindu text Kamasutra.
Moreover, Devdut Patnayak, the famous Indian author, shared that in the Rigveda, Mitra, and Varuna, both male gods, are said to have a child. In the Mahabharata, the story of Shikandi, who was responsible for the death of Bhisma. She was born as a daughter but raised as a man.
In Muslim history, Shah Hussain, the Sufi poet, is believed to have fallen in love with a Hindu boy, Madho Lal. Even a Mughal Emperor had a similar experience. In his Memoir, Baburnama, Babur enunciates his attraction towards a boy named Baburi in Kabul.
However, the counterargument is: Indian history may have seen same-sex relationships, but there is no evidence of same-sex marriages.
India Is Not Ready for Same-Sex Marriage
The people who oppose the legalization of same-sex marriage in India argue that same-sex marriage violates the fundamental unit of our society—the family. Many also argue that legalizing same-sex marriages is an acceptance of Western culture and a violation of Indian values.
Moreover, Indian society also believes that marriage is not just an instrument of enjoyment but it is procreation. As same-sex couples can’t procreate, what’s the use of their marital union?
However, India’s society and culture are designed on the basis of exceptions, which makes India not ready. Moreover, to make Indian society accept such a community, the first thing it needs is a change in their perspective of thinking and adoption of what is truthful and natural.
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