Saturday, April 7, 2018

Saudi's Salman Sucked-in

The Jeffrey Goldberg interview with Mohammed bin Salman (Saudi crown prince: Israelis have the right to a homeland,, 2/4/18) is revealing of both:

"The crown prince was asked by Jeffrey Goldberg whether the 'Jewish people have a right to a nation-state in at least part of their ancestral homeland'."

Stop right there. How many times does this have to be repeated? There is no such thing as 'the Jewish people'. The term is a Zionist fiction. There are, of course, Jews who connect, some more, some less, with Judaism. They are no more an ethnic group/people, however, than Christians and Muslims are, despite the efforts of Zionists such as Goldberg who, to buttress their claim to Arab Palestine, misrepresent them as such.

In case it's not bleeding obvious that the only thing Russian Jews, Iraqi Jews and Ethiopian Jews (to cite but three examples) have in common is a faith, whether religious or cultural, note the following:

"A committee appointed by Israel's Diaspora [!] Affairs minister says that there are some 60 million people around the world with an 'affinity' to Judaism or Israel. The committee says that among them there are communities that could be brought to Israel and converted to Judaism." (Israeli military sets sights on millions of 'potential Jews' to improve country's image and fight BDS,, 27/3/18)

(Except that packing in Chinese, Indian or African converts has nothing to do with "improving Israel's image," and everything to do with outnumbering the indigenous Palestinian Arab inhabitants of Palestine.)

What arrant, self-serving nonsense this 'Jewish people' fabrication is.

Yet the Saudi clown prince took the bait:

"'I believe that each people, anywhere, has a right to live in their peaceful nation,' said the prince, who is on a three-week US tour."

But then what would you expect: "Goldberg also asked Salman about... the kingdom's previous involvement in funding Wahhabi groups... But Salman said he did not know what Wahhabism is... "

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