How come that US President Obama thinks that Israel's prime minister, Benyamin Netanyahu, and his Zionist colonial fanatics are interested in peace with the Palestinians? The different Israeli governments never negotiated in good faith with them, starting with David Ben-Gurion and ending up with Netanyahu. The so-called Oslo Accords were a trap that paved the way for further colonization, Bantustanization and land grab.
Since the "peace process" broke out in 1993, the number of Zionist colonialists rose from 100 000 to 600 000. The policy of Ariel Sharon and Benyamin Netanyahu aimed at a total surrender of the Palestinian leadership. The Palestinian people are penned in Bantustan-like Ghettos. Each time, the good intentions of the Obama administration were torpedoed by Netanyahu. He is also doing everything to bring the nuclear deal with Iran down.
The US government and the American People should ask themselves why support a country that not only sabotages peace with the Palestinians but also does everything possible to ridicule the US President and to hurt the interest of the US. Israel has no right to occupy Syrian, Lebanese (Shebaa Farms) and Palestinian land or East Jerusalem. Israel does not only scorns international law but also the human rights of the Palestinian people. Why does the United States act as Israel's bully and prevents the international community and the United Nations from taking actions in the form of sanctions against this country?
Did Israel ever something good for the United States of America except spying on it and sabotaging its political initiatives? Israel is an "albators like ally" and a huge strategic liability on the US. America was not attacked because of its wealth or its freedom, like Bush and its neoconservative gang claimed, but because it supports the Zionist aggression and colonization of another people's land.
Israel's enemies in the Middle East are not America's enemies. Until the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, there was no trouble between Arab Muslim countries and the US. The US government should reverse this trend by saying that there does not exist a "special relationship" between Israel and the US. This is a deception of the American public by corrupt politicians. And they should not dream of it, to lead another war for Israel.
What kind of values are the American politicians talking about, while defending Zionist zealots in the Occupied Palestinian Territories? At the end of his term in office, President Obama should be doing the Palestinian people a great favor and recognize the State of Palestine. He can be sure that all the European vassals will follow suit, even the Germans.
Dr. Ludwig Watzal works as a journalist and editor in Bonn, Germany.
He runs the bilingual blog "between the lines"