by Felix Quigley
December 17, 2008
The coming General Election in Israel is the most important in its history. Everything in this election centres on the issue of the creation of the Palestine Jihadist Jew Hating state engineered by US and EU Imperialism out of Israeli land. These Jew haters have been aided by traitors in Israel itself. The question in the election is can these Fascists and Jew Haters be stopped since they are backed by huge swathes of international opinion which has been taken in by the “Palestinian” myth and lies, and how it can be stopped.
4international is based in this election on learning the lessons and opposing the absolutely criminal and traitorous policy of Barak, Livni and Olmert, carrying on from the Sharon betrayal over Gaza, and the need to expunge this reactionary excrescence out of Israeli politics.
We call for an unmistable vote for Netanyahu, and for the slate of Netanyahu. This does not mean that we are fully in agreement with Netanyahu. But in this election it is vital to form a United Front with Netanyahu and his team and against those who would sell out on the issue of the Palestine state issue.
If there is any ambiguity on this call then it allows in again the reactionary political line of Sharon and of Barak.
On the question of Feiglin… We are opposed to the administrative moves made by Netanyahu against Feiglin. But we oppose the general divisive and sectarian politics of Feiglin who tries to preach that the only good Jewish fighter is a religious Jew, that is a Jew who believes in a supernatural being. With every fiber of our bodies we oppose this concept and we see this as an insult to the millions of patriotic Jews who are either agnostic or atheist. A moment’s reflection will show just how divisive and downright counter productive are these politics of Feiglin. We need fighters for Israel, not Holy Joes who are lost in the clouds of prayer etc. So Netanyahu is wrong he should not for a second try to suppress the Feiglin politics, he should welcome it, and have the fight on ideas with Feiglin right out there in the open.
Above all the situation needs the building of a revolutionary Trotskyist Party in Israel which will take the fight on against the betrayals of Labourism represented by Barak, and against Stalinism represented by Os and Pappe etc.
Although the world economic crisis in capitalism predominates in the world and also in Israel and the Arab countries, this election is really about the national rights of the Jews.
Will the Jewish nation represented by Israel become an independent power in the world?
This means these things
- A definitive break of Israel from the US and EU Imperialists and total independence especially from the US bullies who have been led by Bush and Rice and now by Obama and Clinton. The US spying on Israel forces lodged in the Negev must be immediately expelled from there. They are there on the pretext of warning against an incoming Iranian rocket. Such a defensive approach by Barak since Israel can well defend itself against the Iranian Fascists given boild leaders! In fact Barak has allowed a major spy mission by the US Imperialist class to be lodged on Jewish soil. This is potentially worse and more dangerous to Israel than was the Israeli association this year with Fascist Butcher of Georgia Saakashvili. And Israeli patriots still lie in US jails!
- Israel under a new government must refer back to the US military assessment of the 70s regarding Israeli security. It must take total control of Golan, Gaza, Judea and Samaria (for its vital high ground and strategic depth) and present day Israel itself. This area must be administered as one unit. A new propaganda team must be assembled by Netanyahu which points out that the surrounding land mass of the Arab and Islamist states out does Israel by about 5000 to 1. All the peoples of the world including the Irish must be made fully aware of these realities. All minorities in this area will have full social and religious rights, but not political, as laid down in the League of Nations treaty of San Remo 1920.
4internal is opposed to all those who are silent on this election. Where are those like Francisco Gil White? What does Jared Israel have to say? Where is Nathan Pearlstein and Peter Robert North?
Meanwhile those on Israpundit under Ted Belman, on Frontpagemag and on other sites such as Jihadwatch are following a programme essentially of support for US Imperialism. The key factor in all of this is the support given by Israpundit for the attack by Saakashvili on South Ossetia and on the destruction of the Jewish Quarter there.
People like Belman and Yamit82 are incapable of calling for a clear vote for Netanyahu. Who then does Belman call on Jews in the election to vote for.
Especially Yamit82 is a religious bigot. He demands that all who fight for Israel be a believer in the supernatural etc. What then about the millions of Jews and of other nationalities who will fight for Israel yet be either confirmed atheists or as in the case of most youth be unconcerned about such issues.
The other issue which 4international is most opposed to is calling the traitors in Israel, such as Pappe or even Olmert, of the “Left”. This is an Imperialist and British Intelligence strategy. Confuse people over the difference between revolutionary socialism which is this movement, and those such as Stalinists or Labourists who have long been traitors to socialism.
It is in the cunning and reactionary interest of people like Sultan Knish to label all together as “The Left”, or as “Leftists”. Knish fools nobody but his own reactionary self. Jews will not find correct leadership from this fraud!
In opposition to these labels we ask all of these people what is their concrete political position on the burning issue of the day, on who to vote for in the coming General Election in Israel. This will be the most vital event in the history of the state of Israel. On 4international we say, speak now or forever hold your peace. We want to know what your position is on this election and why…
In future articles over the next period we will be looking sharply at the position of the likes of Yamit82, Belman, Pipes etc etc. We cannot wait!