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Salam Fayad: Israel's Man in Palestine


By Stephen Lendman - Posted on 14 January 2011

Salam Fayyad: Israel's Man in Palestine - by Stephen Lendman

His resume includes a University of Texas economics Ph.D., a teaching position at Jordan's Yarmouk University, and economic research at the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank. From 1987 - 1995, he also served as a World Bank and IMF official, and until 2001, was IMF's man in Palestine, serving as Yasser Arafat's finance minister.

In Palestine's 2006 legislative elections, his Third Way party got 2.4% of the votes, a clear renunciation. Yet after Fatah's coup d'etat co-opted the PLO, PA and West Bank, President Mahmoud Abbas illegitimately appointed him prime minister.

The New York Times calls him "a political independent who gained the confidence of the West and is largely respected in Israel." In fact, he's a political opportunist, Israel's man in Palestine. Also Washington's. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace's Nathan J. Brown calls him "indispensable to US diplomacy....confusing a useful individual with sound policy." He's mainly improved security, providing enforcer services for Israel against his own people.

Moreover, there's "no separation of powers; instead there is an increasing concentration of authority in the executive branch. There is no legislative branch. Court orders have been ignored; judges have bowed out of sensitive political issues; and the independence of the judiciary is hardly guaranteed. The fact remains, of course, that....security is synonymous with the attempt to suppress Hamas" and other opposition groups.

Senior officials, including Abbas and Fayyad, have neglected or unilaterally decreed other measures. As CEO, Fayyad has maintained earlier institutions and made a few of them more efficient. "But he has done so in an authoritarian context that robs the results of domestic legitimacy." As appointed prime minister, of course, he has no legitimacy beyond Israeli and Washington power backing him.

Writer Nathan Thrall says he's "criticized at home for many of the same reasons he is lauded abroad." He condemns violence against Israel, ignores Palestinian persecution, is instrumental in furthering it, and says diaspora Palestinians can resettle in a future Palestinian state, not Israel or their settlements, exceeding 40% of the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Backing him is a 25,000-strong security force, trained, equipped, vetted and perhaps run by America's Lt. General Keith Dayton, US security coordinator (USSC) for Israel and the PA. Under his command, thousands of Palestinians complete 19 weeks of training at Jordan's International Police Training Center, built with US funds in 2003 to instruct Iraqi police.

Throughout the West Bank, Dayton's in charge of building and renovating garrisons, training colleges, Interior Ministry facilities, and security headquarters. In recent years, Washington has spent around $400 million to institutionalize hard-line control, supplementing Israel's own efforts.

Fayyad is titular CEO under Abbas. According to Michael Oren, Israel's US ambassador, "....expanding what Dayton is doing in the security realm to other sectors of Palestinian governance and society is really the only viable model for progress." "Progress," of course, is repressive military occupation, no opposition allowed.

Evaluating PA Authority under Abbas and Fayyad

In a December 20 article, titled "The Palestinian Authority and the Problem of Reform under the Occupation," Dr. Moshen Mohammed Saleh asked if it's possible. "Or is (it) simply a matter of 'dancing to the Occupation's tune?"

Indeed the latter after Arafat's Oslo Accords abdication. He ignored core issues, including Palestinian sovereignty, fixed borders, settlement expansions, the right of return, ending Israel's occupation, and establishing a unified government for all Palestinians.

"In short," said Saleh, "the way (the PA) was established looked more like a 'trap' than a solution or a way out; and the route it took was more akin to wandering aimlessly in a 'labyrinth' than walking naturally and logically towards independence....The current situation (resembles a prison under an) assigned warden" empowered to enforce repression for disobedience.

The PA/PLO-led Fatah "found itself alone facing widespread opposition from nearly 10 Palestinian factions," notably Hamas. "As a result, the institutions of the Authority were mainly staffed by" Fatah members or supporters, including "shameless opportunists and exploiters" like Abbas and Fayyad. As CEO, Fayyad represents Israel and the West, "demand(ing) full concessions from Palestinians" with nothing committed in return.

"Moreover (his) government paid heavy political prices (for) committ(ing) itself (to) cracking down upon Hamas and other Palestinian resistive factions as well as neutralizing" the legislative assembly's role. His survival, fact, depends on sustaining divisions and no unified Palestinian platform.

On December 28, Saleh again evaluated Fayyad and his government in an analysis titled "Evaluating Salam Fayyad's government in Ramallah," saying:

It's sustained by maintaining Palestinian divisions and keeping Israeli, Washington, and Arab leadership support. Fatah's leadership also backs him, yet he's "exploited his position so as to channel funds to his government and thereby consolidate his political base."

At the same time, he and Abbas renounced armed resistance, instead adopting "reconciliation with Israel as (their) project." On June 17, 2007, his new government included himself as prime minister, 11 ministers, two independent politicians and another technocrat besides himself, a trained economist. All opposition ministers were excluded.

Then on July 13, 2007, Abbas raised the ministerial total to 16, including Fayyad. On January 22, 2009, Fayyad created a new government under Abbas. By May, it had 24 ministers, mostly technocrats. Opposition factions, excluding Hamas, were represented by one minister each. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) refused to participate. The entire process lacked legitimacy. Abbas bypassed legalities "by legislating by decree," letting "Fayyad's government....operate (by) presidential mandate."

In fact, "this government, which is supposed to represent the will of the people, vigorously opposed the political party (Hamas) which democratically represents the will of the majority, (and has) legally been entrusted with the mandate to represent them."

For his part, Fayyad's management style has been devisive. He's excluded many Fatah members from civil service and security force positions, coerced some into retirement, and appointed others "ideologically close to him" to key posts. Moreover, he's monopolized financial resources for his own purposes, and remains subservient to Israel and Washington against the interests of his own people.

Opposition Fatah members face exclusion. As a result, some, like Minister for Jerusalem Affairs Hatem Abdel Qader, resigned "with criticism of the government for its failings." In virtually all respects, Israel has control, including over economic issues, unjustly restricting Palestinian imports and exports, as well as imposing "restrictions and impediments on the free movement of people and goods."

Absent Abbas/Fayyad opposition, Israel also expropriates Palestinian land, expands settlements, extends its Judaization agenda, consumes most West Bank resources, especially water, and maintains hard-line control together with Dayton-trained forces.

As a result, from June through August 2007 alone, West Bank Hamas members were subjected to 1,007 attacks, both by security forces and Fatah members. They "included 639 arrests and kidnappings, thirty-six (shooting) incidents....and 175 assaults on institutions and organizations, including centers of Qur'anic learning, charitable organizations, media institutes, press offices," nursery and other schools. In addition, 156 raids targeted private properties belonging to Hamas and supporters.

Thereafter, thousands more Hamas members and facilities were targeted. Hundreds of arrests were made, and numerous demonstrations and protests against occupation, Gaza's siege, and Israel's Separation Wall were attacked. Fayyad dutifully enforces Israel's no opposition policy. Israeli forces, of course, do much of it themselves.

A Final Comment

As prime minister, Fayyad's future depends on satisfying two masters, Israel and Washington, their divide and conquer agenda, solidifying occupation, continuing settlement expansions, entirely Judaizing Jerusalem, dominating the West Bank's economy, and containing all opposition factions.

A Palestinian future, however, depends on ending Israel's occupation, achieving unity, fulfilling real sovereignty under a government serving them, and an integrated Palestine or one nation serving all its citizens equitably, fairly and democratically. That vision, however, remains nowhere in sight, Fayyad and Abbas in charge to keep it that way.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. Also visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com and listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network Thursdays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at noon. All programs are archived for easy listening.

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Got the link at Uruknet.

"Canada's double standards"

by Yves Engler, a Canadian activist and author of "Canada and Israel: Building Apartheid", among other writings, Jan. 13, 2011

http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article11731.shtml

I'd recommend taking a look at articles linked and excerpted from in the main Uruknet page for yesterday. There definitely seemed to be some special topics.

Hey kidz!!!. . . Abe Foxman: Israel's Man In The U.S.A . . ;-)

Well, looky, looky, looky . . .

. . . after that little detail of Jared "Wanna See My Sukkot Booth In My Back Yard?" Loughner being Jewish kinda blew up in the ADL and SPLC's face when it went TRUTH VIRAL internationally ...

. . . good ol' Abe "You're An Anti-Semite if WE HATE YOU" Foxman of the so-called, Anti-Defamation League is back to his old smear tactics . . .

. . . once again going after the 9-11 Truth Movement and pretty much anyone who dares to criticize Israel or to question corporate Zio-Media propaganda.

(clipped headline from the Huffington Post)
"Conspiracy Theories, Anti-Semitism, and the Delegitimization of Israel - By Abraham H. Foxman National Director of the Anti-Defamation League - We are living at a time when conspiracy theories are flourishing. Partly this is a product of the anxieties that suffuse civilization, about the economy, about terrorism, about global warming. Partly it is a product of the Internet, where conspiracies and rumors spread like wildfire and take on an aura of authenticity."

(full story)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/abraham-h-foxman/conspiracy-theories-anti_...

Now, the first thing this ol' fool from North Cackilacki noticed
is that this article appeared in Zionist oligarch George Soros' little darling Arriana Huffington's "Huffington Post" . . .

As you kids know, George Soros is still pushing that "New World Order" global currency . . . ;-)

(clipped headline and link to full story - video removed)
"George Soros: The United States Must Stop Resisting The Orderly Decline Of The Dollar, The Coming Global Currency And The New World Order"
http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/george-soros-the-united-stat...

That this ADL article appears in the Huffington Post is significant because it is this same publication that CENSORED former Governor Jesse Ventura's article on The 9-11 Truth Movement.

(clipped headline and link to full story from Prison Planet)
"Huffington Post Kills Jesse Ventura’s Piece On 9/11"
http://www.prisonplanet.com/huffington-post-kills-jesse-venturas-piece-o...

Some much for "Fair And Balanced" from the Limousine Liberals of the false "Left-Right" paradigm . . . eh, kidz? . . . ;-)

Well, grab a cup of coffee or tea and let's spend a snowed in Saturday pondering the wisdom of Abe Foxman: Israel's Man In The U.S.A . . .

Warning: this is going to be a LONG one . . . and like Billy Bragg once said, "You've got to take the Crunchy with the Smooth" . . . I'm going to try my best to once again "Level Up" The Movement at a rate of change that I think you kidz are finally ready for. . .

. . . and with all the "Wet Work" currently going on in this country against those of us who "know too much" because we were "back stage" at the time of the crime, I'm not sure if and when my name will come up on the Zionist "S-Hit List" like Ashley Turton and John Wheeler . . . ;-)

Remember . . .STOP! LOOK! and LISTEN!!! . . .
. . . then THINK!!! Don't just REACT!!! . . . ;-)

Now, Abe "You're An Anti-Semite If WE HATE YOU" Foxman starts out with the following:

(clipped text from ADL article)
"We are living at a time when conspiracy theories are flourishing. . . Partly it is a product of the Internet, where conspiracies and rumors spread like wildfire and take on an aura of authenticity."

YES!!! We are living in a WONDERFUL time where CONSPIRACY FACTS are flourishing!!! . . . and, as an American Citizen that spent his professional career (until I got blacklisted) designing, developing, and implementing this incredible "Peer-To-Peer" decentralized propaganda exposing communication tool called, "The Internet", I can go to my grave a PROUD and HAPPY man knowing that I played a small part in this epoch of human history.

I love brother Michael Rivero's quote on "Conspiracy Theories":

"The biggest government conspiracy of all is the claim that there are no government conspiracies!"
-- Michael Rivero

Two words . . . IRAN CONTRA . . . ;-)

(clipped headline and link)
"Iran–Contra affair"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran%E2%80%93Contra_affair

Abe Foxman continues:

(clipped text from ADL article)
"It is likewise not surprising that in this environment, conspiracy theories about Jews are surfacing and spreading in a way that we haven't witnessed for decades. Since at the very core of anti-Semitism as a phenomenon is a conspiracy theory writ large -- Jews are not what they seem to be but are a hidden, poisonous, powerful cabal -- when conspiracy theories are broadly popular they almost inevitably end up focusing on Jews. . .

. . .In the final analysis, while we don't have the luxury to dismiss any of these phony accusations, we need to distinguish those that are most dangerous from the others. None, in my view, is more threatening than the charge that Jews control American policy, particularly regarding the Middle East."

Again, Conspiracy FACT:

(clipped headline and video link - approx. 8 minutes)
"AIPAC: The Voice of America — Part 1: The Orange and the Pea"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOZZ5zGAWKE

(clipped headline and link to archives)
"THE ISRAELI SPY RING SCANDAL - The Story That Will Not Go Away"
http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/spyring2.html

Abe Foxman continues:

(clipped text from ADL article)
"Some of the conspiracy accusations are so ludicrous -- for example, the charge coming out of Egypt that a shark attack was a Mossad plant. . .the temptation to play down some of the more outrageous accusations is undermined by the experience with two of the most dangerous and enduring ones: the denial of the Holocaust and the charge that the Mossad was behind the 9/11 attacks."

Gee, willikers, kidz . . . who'd ever make such a whacky accusation about those nice MOSSAD boys and girls???

"It is one hundred percent certain that 9-11 was a Mossad operation - period."
- Dr. Alan Sabrosky, former director of Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College

Golly . . . Dr. Sabrosky must be one of those "Self-Hating" Jews the ADL and the SPLC are always going on about . . . ;-)

(link to video - approx. 10 minutes - WATCH ALL 5)
"War By Way of Deception: All Roads Lead to Israel-1 of 5"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCnHfITP70w

Abe Foxman continues:

(clipped text from ADL article)
"Similarly with regard to the 9/11 theory: . . .Osama Bin Laden had taken credit for the attack, so who could believe that Israel was behind it all, as Hizbullah implied."

Now, this ol' fool remembers very clearly when the BBC ran this interview right after 9-11 with the REAL and ALIVE Osama bin Laden . . . and this is what he actually said:

(clipped statement from the BBC)
"I have already said that I am not involved in the September 11 attacks in the United States. I had no knowledge of these attacks, nor do I consider the killing of innocent women, children, and other humans as an appreciable act. There exists a government within the government of the United States. That secret government must be asked as to who carried out the attacks.... The United States should trace the perpetrators of these attacks to those persons who want to make the present century a century of conflict between Islam and Christianity so that their own nation could survive."
- Osama Bin Laden (Source: BBC)

While you kidz will be hard pressed to find a copy of that BBC release . . . scrubbed . . . thanks to THE INTERNET . . . copies of the interview have survived.

"Bin Laden: AUTHENTIC INTERVIEW"
http://www.public-action.com/911/oblintrv.html

As you can see throughout, there is the bogus propaganda technique of making the claims:

"The 9-11 Truth Movement" = "Holocaust(TM) Denial"

"Anti-Zionism" = "Anti-Semitism"

Abe Foxman continues:

(clipped text from ADL article)
"And yet today, Holocaust denial has developed a life of its own, particularly in the Arab and Muslim world, but not limited to it. As absurd as the arguments by the deniers are, there is a market for such absurdities, whether to prove that Jews control all information in the world and can therefore get everyone to believe whatever they want; or to rehabilitate extreme right-wing parties who have been delegitimized by the Holocaust; or to show that the Jewish state has no moral justification."

Now, did you see what he just did? "Moral Justification" of the racist apartheid state of Israel because of something that did or did not happen during World War II.

Hmmmm, methinks the Zio-turd doth protest too much . . .

. . . so, like a good American kid that still enjoys FREEDOM OF SPEECH . . . I started doing some digging into the war that my father and all my uncles fought in to Liberate Europe from those mean ol' racist Nazis . . .

And it looks like a lot of you kidz are doing the same thing. . . I think this is what Sister Helen Thomas calls "touching the third rail" . . . ;-)

(link to Part 1 of 7 - video approx. 15 minutes)
"Holocaust? Censorship adds doubt not support to officialdum. Auto-vilification"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqVbCUiw-U4&feature=player_embedded

(link to Part 2 of 7 - video approx. 15 minutes)
"Could some of the Holocaust be exaggerated? Auto-vilification 2"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_Rn3MrRfAk&feature=related

(link to part 7 of 7 - video approx. 9 minutes)
"Investigating the Holocaust"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Knb3-tFFeA&feature=player_embedded

It breaks my heart that brother Ryan Dawson left North Cackilacki for Japan . . . he is definitely missed . . .

You can see the full series and much more at his site "Anti-Neocons" . . .

(link to full 7 part series)
"The Holocaust what censors won't allow you to discuss"
http://www.rys2sense.com/anti-neocons/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=23729

Abe Foxman continues:

(clipped text from ADL article)
"What to do about this proliferation of anti-Semitic theories? We must expose them for what they are. We must get good people, particularly non-Jews, to stand up. And we must deal rationally and responsibly with those global issues which create the anxiety that acts as a tail wind moving these dangerous fantasies swiftly through society."

Here, this ol' fool from North Cackilacki completely agrees with Abe "You're An Anti-Semite if WE HATE YOU" Foxman . . .

WE THE PEOPLE . . . MUST deal rationally and responsibly and expose these "Theories" for what they are . . .

THE TRUTH!!!

And TRUTH is something that is anathema to the likes of Zionist 5th Columnists like Abe Foxman and World Zionist War Profiteers in general. . .

. . . for WAR IS A LIE!!!

. . . and PROFESSIONAL LIAR Abe Foxman is TRULY Israel's Man in the U.S.A. ;-)

And you kidz know that old saying . . .

"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
- George Orwell

This ol' fool thinks this REVOLUTION is WAY past due!!! . . ;-)

"Call out the instigators
Because there's something in the air
We've got to get together sooner or later
Because the revolution's here
And you know it's right
And you know that it's right
We have got to get it together
We have got to get it together now"
- "Something In The Air" by Thunderclap Newman

peace.

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