Israel Tries To Reap Propaganda Benefits From Paris Bombings
09 December 2015
By Khalid Amayreh
As usual in these circumstances, Israel is trying to exploit
the Paris bombings for its propaganda purposes.
Israeli and Zionist officials have been insinuating that the widely condemned
terrorist bombings in Paris, for which the ISIS took responsibility,
justified Israel's crackdown on Palestinian resistance against Jewish
colonialism, especially Israel's lebensraum policies in the West Bank.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been quoted as saying that the
Paris bombings should make France and other countries understand Israel's war
on Palestinian terror.
Netanyahu's opportunistic remarks seem to have been motivated by two main
First, is the desire to alleviate international pressure on Israel to
terminate the decades-old occupation of the Palestinian homeland and allow
for the establishment of a viable Palestinian state.
And, second, Israel is always eager to see as many French Jews as possible
immigrate to Occupied Palestine in order to augment the ranks of a dwindling
Jewish population due to comparatively higher demographic growth among
As a pathological liar, Netanyahu understands the Palestinian cause as a
matter of propaganda and public relations quagmire, not as real problems
requiring real political solutions.
This is one of the main reasons that the conflict in Palestine has remained
unresolved and blood on both sides continues to be spilled on a daily basis.
Indeed, hasbara, media lies, carefully produced sound-bites may help the
Zionist state reap some short-term political capital in the capitals of the
West. But it will never succeed in bringing the conflict even one centimeter
closer to a historic solution.
I am quite sure that many wise people on the Jewish side of the isle realize
However, it seems that Netanyahu and cohorts are too insolent and too
arrogant to listen to the voices of wisdom.
He thinks that brute military power alone guarantees Israel's future,
forgetting the fact that entire empires collapsed for reasons, not including
Netanyahu, in a cynical way, always tries to lump Israel in the company of
But the peoples of the world do know too well Israel's criminal credentials
and that this state is actually a crime against humanity.
Have the peoples of the world forgotten Israel's genocidal crimes against the
people of Gaza in 2008-9, 2012, and 2014?
Does the world need to be reminded that the number of Palestinian children
murdered by Israel in one month exceeds the number of civilians killed by
ISIS ever since its appearance a few years ago?
Do we have to remind the world that unlike terrorist entities, Israel dropped
heavy bombs on apartment towers packed with terrified women and children in
Gaza, causing hundreds of civilian casualties.
In fact, in 3 hours, the Israeli army killed and maimed more innocent
civilians at the Shujaiyya in Gaza than the victims of the Paris bombings
My point here is not to belittle the criminal nature of the Paris bombings.
My point is rather to caution the world against hard criminal states such as
Israel which is routinely perpetrating ethnic cleansing and other genocidal
crimes against the Palestinian people and then plays the self-righteous card
of identifying with the victims of the terrorist bombings in Paris.
In fact, Israel is behaving very much like the little Hitler of Damascus who
has murdered and maimed a million Syrians while forcing more than 15 million
others out of their homes, forcing them to flee death and seek safety all
over the world.
Still, Assad has the audacity to shed crocodile "tears of sympathy" with the
victims of terror in Paris, ignoring the fact that his genocidal terror
against the innocent civilians of Syria made the terrorist bombings in Paris
Likewise, Netanyahu and his "shitty state", as a French diplomat referred to
Israel a few years ago, goes on murdering Palestinians, murdering their
children, destroying their homes, stealing their land, bulldozing their
fields and narrowing their horizons. Netanyahu is raising his eyebrows every
time he watches a Palestinian child throws a stone on Israeli military
vehicle patrolling the West Bank.
And instead of honestly trying to find out what makes that child behave as
such, the Israeli premier closes his mind and opens his big mouth,
complaining about "Arab terror" and concocting corrupt analogies between the
Nazis and Zionism's victims.
But the world, including France, yes France, the US, Britain and Russia, is
hypocritical par excellence.
Otherwise, Israel the perpetual crime against humanity should have been
declared as such from the first moment it was created.
Indeed, had the world behaved moralistically then, the world would have been
spared the terror of ISIS and other similar groups, whose violence, however
despicable it might look, is an ultimate product or by-product of the much
greater terror and violence committed by criminal players such as Israel, the
US, France, the UK and now Russia.
Can there be a scandal more scandalous than the seizure and usurpation of
Palestine by Zionism?
So to the West in general I say, please, don't pretend to be innocent because
you are not innocent.
Khalid Amayreh is a veteran
Palestinian journalist and political commentator living in the West Bank.