Stephen Lendman is full of hatred for Israel. He is a member of the phony left which has swallowed the Arab lies and who bases his politics on the lying narrative of the Palestinian Arabs. There is no doubt about this, but sadly the Palestinian Arab narrative is what holds sway in the world today, because ours is an epoch of lies.


It is noticeable that Lendman operates the same big lie technique of Hitler. Often as you see when he deals with MK Danon he simply repeats the position of Danon. Places the position of Danon down on paper, in his article, as if it did not need to be replied to.


Lendman is representative of this phony left, which has swallowed the lies of the Palestinian Arab narrative. In its essence it is a denial of the Holocaust, it is Holocaust Denial. remember Abbas gained his doctorate in a thesis which denied the Holocaust, and the roots of the Arab palestinians are in the Holocaust of Hajj Amin el Husseini.


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In any case Lendman has written:

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Israeli West Bank Annexation Bill

Israeli West Bank Annexation Bill – by Stephen Lendman


Palestinians petitioned the UN for sovereign recognition and full UN membership.


Four extremist MKs responded, calling for West Bank settlements annexed. A previous article explained, accessed through the following link:


MK Deputy Speaker Danny Danon wants more.


On September 27, the JTA Global News Service of the Jewish People headlined, “Knesset to vote on annexing the West Bank,” saying:


On September 27, Danon said the Knesset will “take up the bill, which he authored, at the end of October.”


It includes rescinding Israeli/PA financial obligations established by prior agreements. According to Danon:


“If the Palestinian Authority wishes to proceed on this reckless path and bring further instability to the region, Israel cannot continue to pour funds into this sinking ship of failed leadership.”


“The funding agreements with the PA were reached with the hope that their leaders would work to create an environment of lasting peace and security with Israel. Given that it is clear that the Palestinians have no such desire, Israel must no longer be required to stand by these arrangements.”


Palestinians, of course, want and deserve what Israel denied them for 63 years after stealing their homeland violently. Using long ago discredited arguments, Danon and others like him think Israel has a divine right to their land.


Growing millions globally disagree, including Israeli Jews and others everywhere able to distinguished (sic) between right and wrong.


Danon said his bill nullifies Oslo, stating:


“All obligations between the State of Israel and the Palestinian Authority as established by international agreements….will be considered null and void.”


Oslo, of course, was a Palestinian Versailles, benefitting Israel, not them. Sovereign recognition and full UN membership are first steps to reversing unilateral surrender.


Representative Joe Walsh (R. IL) is as hardline as Danon. On September 8, he introduced HR 394:


“Supporting Israel’s right to annex Judea and Samaria (the West Bank and Jerusalem) in the event that the Palestinian Authority continues to press for unilateral recognition of Palestinian statehood at the United Nations.”


He didn’t address if that would make them Israeli citizens, subhuman serfs to be exploited, or illegal infiltrators on Israeli land, subject to arbitrary expulsion.


Nor did consider what right he, others in Washington, or outsiders anywhere have to meddle in internal Palestinian affairs. America, of course, long ago refined it to an art form, attested to by mass global deaths, destruction and human misery.


Walsh also introduced HR 2457: Palestinian Accountability Act:


“To restrict funds for the Palestinian Authority, and for other purposes.”


In other words, obey or we’ll cut off your allowance. Coming with strings, it’s less aid than bondage to do what we say or we’ll spank you with more than harsh words.


On September 27, Turkish Prime Minister proposed a different solution than Walsh and hardline MKs. On September 27, Haaretz headlined, “Erdogan: UN sanctions on Israel could aid Mideast peace process,” saying:


Sanctions “would have resolved the issue of Mideast peace long ago….adding that he felt the Quartet(‘s)” proposal fell far short of resolving the longstanding Israeli/Palestinian conflict.


Through today, he said, “the UN Security Council has issued more than 89 resolutions on prospective sanctions related to Israel, but they’ve never been executed….One might” ask why?


“When it’s Iran in question, you impose sanctions. Similarly with Sudan. What happens with Israel then.”


If sanctioned, the “conflict would have been resolved long ago.” As a result, he believes the Quartet has no interest in resolution. “Unfortunately, I do not even see (its) traces within the Quartet. Because if (it) was so willing to resolve this issue, (it) would have imposed certain issues on Israel today.”


Of course, strained Turkey/Israeli relations place both countries on opposite sides of various issues, including Palestinian statehood.


Despite the Quartet’s anti-Palestinian UN membership proposal, Haaretz headlined, “Israel’s cabinet fails to reach consensus on Quartet plan for talks with Palestinians,” saying:


Netanyahu “and the eight senior cabinet members were unable to (agree on) the Quartet’s initiative for renewed talks between Israel and the Palestinians.”


Despite Netanyahu’s support, consensus so far isn’t reached. Meanwhile, Security Council deliberations continue on and off behind closed doors.


Reports disagree on whether Palestinians have nine needed votes to force a US veto. Haaretz said UN sources say Washington has enough support to avoid a it (sic).


EU representatives acted like Joe Walsh to a degree, telling PA officials they risk losing European aid by acting “unilaterally.”


On September 28, Haaretz headlined, “Palestinian statehood bid to be reviewed by UN committee,” saying:


On Wednesday, the Security Council “unanimously agreed to hand the Palestinian application to join the United Nations to a committee” for review.


Normally, it takes “a maximum of 35 days, but Western diplomats say that this limit can be waived and might take much longer….”


In other words, delay, obstruct, and consign Palestinian membership to memory hole oblivion. It’s simple to get around it through the General Assembly, whether or not the Security Council provides support.


It recommends. The General Assembly alone admits new members provided Abbas goes that route properly.


A Final Comment


{At this point Lendman goes into his false narrative, a false narrative that is essentially a continuation of the Nazi Holocaust of the Jews, and is preparing the ground for a new Holocaust of the Jews}


{I warn my readers that it is quite impossible to answer lendman point by point in such articles as this. The whole of the Palestinian Arab narrative is based on forms of Nazi Goebbels type lies. It has to be answered in a different way}



Palestinians have always been on their own since Britain’s 1917 Balfour Declaration, promising a Jewish homeland in Palestine. It included a hollow one to indigenous Palestinians that “nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of the existing non-Jewish communities.”


During its Mandate period, they were systematically denied until losing them in 1948, then entirely in 1967. Israel was born in the original sin of mass slaughter and forced expulsion of 800,000 Palestinians, wanting only to live in peace on their own land.


With full backing from Washington and Western states, Palestinians never got justice. Israel operates outside the law with impunity. Peace process conflict resolution never existed and doesn’t now.


Palestinians understand and want official sovereign recognition and full UN membership. In 1987, Law Professor Francis Boyle drafted its 1988 Declaration of Independence.


Through the 1950 Uniting for Peace Resolution 377, full UN membership is obtainable if Abbas and Prime Minister Fayyad want it. A simple two-thirds General Assembly majority gets it.


On the Progressive Radio News Hour to air October 2, Boyle said the 170 nations support it, according to the Financial Times. If all 193 UN members vote, 129 are needed.


According to Boyle, if Abbas petitions the General Assembly under Resolution 377, full UN membership can be gotten in two weeks, making Palestine the body’s 194th member.


Despite enormous Washington/Israeli pressure to back down, what Palestinians have wanted for 63 years is within easy reach. It’s for Abbas and Fayyad now to follow through for them.




As I said above, Lendman cannot be answered in a blog article like this. It must be approached in a different way and in any case we have learned from the antisemites on groups such as Palestinian Solidarity that the anti-Semites (Israel haters) keep changing the argument as they go along



This is where 4international comes in. We stand in the revolutionary socialist traditions of Leon Trotsky and we also stand from that standpoint of revolutionary socialism, which today is Trotskyism, for the defense of the Jewish people against a new Holocaust.



4international has repeatedly said that Israel must become totally independent from American Imperialism, it must destroy Fatah and Hamas, and it must strike independently against the Iranian Nuclear Bomb

Those are the key issues.

How can that be done and therefore how can Lendman be given his answer?


I start from the basis of understanding that anti-Semitism did not end in 1945 but that the 1948 war was clearly genocidal against the Jews


Notice how Lendman simply rewrites this history. You see there is no arguing with Lendman. This phony left is simply based on a narrative of lies.


The answer to these lies can be found elsewhere, essentially in a combination of theory and practice.


Yesterday we wrote on the keu issue of power, specifically state power:


The issue is a question of state power. There must be a new party created and it must not only lead in the above, very urgently, but it must also take possession of the Haaretz presses and must use these presses to create a new Jewish paper for the masses of Jews and Israelis, based on telling the truth. 



The issue of Haaretz… Which is quoted every day by the anti-Semites of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, is central, because it is also the issue of parties in Israel which are anti-Semitic, one of these being the Israeli Labour Party, another being the group around the Israeli Stalinists, misnamed as communists.


And with Haaretz is the Israeli High Court system which prevents Israel from defense.


The reality that faces Jews is that they are in a situation of war, and this war is a war on their part of self-defense.

For example Turkish Erdogan simply lies and lies and these lies are part of the war and preparation for a new Holocaust. The Mavi Marmora was boarded by Israeli soldiers armed with paint guns. Only in self-defense did the soldiers fire any side arms. Erdogan, like Hitler and Goebbels, simply does not care about facts.


In this situation of war Israel must have a party at its head which disregards formal bourgeois democracy. Israel needs a democracy of a people in war, in a fight to prevent a Holocaust


That means closing down this reactionary Israel High Court system, closing Harretz, and many other such measures.


The issue of foreign policy is absolutely central. Take Libya. Israel under such a party would send its soldiers into Libya in order to fight on the side of Muammar Gadhafi, despite past differences, because first it is the massacre (which is happening as we write) of the pro Gadhafi Tuareg, next it is massacre of the Jews of Israel in a new Holocaust.


Leadership! Leadership! Leadership!


Israel and Jews must have a leadership of struggle, and we will never allow 4international to be silenced!




  1. You’re a socialist, yet you defend Israel? Exactly how does that work considering:

    “We are socialists, we are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions.” —Adolf Hitler

    (Speech of May 1, 1927. Quoted by Toland, 1976, p. 306)

    I think you are as phony as a three dollar bill. Talk about Goebbels, that is you.

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