ISRAEL NEEDS “PERESTROIKA” AND “GLASNOST” TO RESTRUCTURE ITSELF FROM A TERRORIST STATE INTO A FRIENDLY STATE
by Syarif Hidayat
Israel needs to apply some kind of “Perestroika” (Restructuring) and “Glasnost” (Openness) to restructure itself from a ‘Zionist and Terrorist State” into a friendly and honest state to all its Arab neighboring countries and the world.
Perestroika(Russian: перестройка, literally: Restructuring) was a political movement within the Communist Party of the Soviet Union during 1980s, widely associated with the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Its literal meaning is “restructuring”, referring to the restructuring of the Soviet political and economic system. Perestroika is often argued to be one reason for the fall of communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, and for the end of the Cold War.
Glasnost(Russian: гла́сность, literally :Openness) was the policy of maximal publicity, openness, and transparency in the activities of all government institutions in the Soviet Union, together with freedom of information, introduced by Mikhail Gorbachev in the second half of the 1980s. The word “Glasnost” was first used in Russia at the end of 1850.
Perestroika and Glasnost were Mikhail Gorbachev’s watchwords for the renovation of the Soviet body politic and society that he pursued as general secretary of the Communist Party from 1985 until 1991. Neither term was new to Soviet rhetoric.
Stalin occasionally had used them as had his successors. The word glasnost actually appeared in Article 9 of the 1977 Soviet Constitution although without any practical application. Both terms can be found in Gorbachev’s speeches and writings as early as the mid-1970s.
But it was in a speech of December 1984, four months before his elevation to the general secretaryship, where Gorbachev first identified them — and a third term, “uskorenie” (acceleration) — as key themes. Uskorenie, with its unfortunate connotations of working faster, fell by the wayside, but perestroika and glasnost gained in importance and substance after 1986.
The Zionist Israel needs to apply both of “Perestroika” (Restructuring) and “Glasnost” (Openness) to restructure itself from a ‘Zionist and Terrorist State” — that applies Zionism and Apartheid policy of the contemptible treatment of the Palestinians (Muslims and Christians) with the Zionist motto of the Mossad: “By Way of Deception” (to deceive Americans and the world) — into a friendly and honest state to all its Arab neighboring countries and the world as a whole.
The restructuring should include reaching permanent PEACE with all Arab neighboring countries and withdrawing from all occupied Palestinian lands that could pave the way to the independence of Palestine.
GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD IS NEEDED IN THE MIDDLE EAST REGION!
The Indonesian proverb says: “to have a good neighbors is better than a distant relatives” (if this proverb is applied to Israel, for the Zionist state: ‘neighbors’ are Arab countries and ‘distant relatives’ are the Western countries’).
With revolutions engulfing the Middle East and North African countries starting from Tunisia, Egypt, now Libya, Bahrain and Yemen and are spreading to the other countries in the regions, Israel could be losing its “reliable” and “friendly” neighbors (that could be easily deceived, drugged and dragged by the Zionists ploys with Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency motto of: ‘By Way of Deception’ into supporting the Israeli interests). “By way of deception, thou shalt do war” – a principle the Israelis have always lived up to.
With the people awakening to fight for JUSTICE in the Middle East and North African countries and the regimes that are “friendly” to Israel are falling one by one, Zionism and the Zionist trick is now obsolete! The only viable and peaceful solution for the problem is that the Zionist state should restructure itself to become a good, friendly and honest neighbor to all Arab countries.
JUST IMAGINE!: If Palestine reaches Independence and the Arab countries reach PERMANENT PEACE Agreement with the Israelis. I think and I am sure that the merger between Israeli brains and Arab know how supported by Arab (oil countries) money could develop the Middle East into the most advanced and prosperous region in the world. The Middle East Peace could also means the World peace.
The US also ends completely the wrongful and deadly wars which were started by the warmongering GW Bush and his cronies in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a result, this could be translated into the drastic decrease in the military spending of the Western countries especially the US, the only super power and the renowned World Preacher of Human Rights and Democracy. No doubt this would also bring more prosperity to the world as a whole!
Israel has been a terrorist state from its beginning
Suicide bombs killing innocent citizens must be unequivocally condemned; they are immoral acts, and their perpetrators should be sent to jail. But they cannot be compared to State terrorism carried out by the Israeli Government.
The former are individual acts of despair of a people that sees no future, vastly ignored by an unfair and distorted international public opinion. The latter are cold and “rational” decisions of a State and a military apparatus of occupation, well equipped, financed and backed by the US, the renowned World Preacher of Human Rights and the only superpower in the world.
“Terrorism” is here taken to mean the practice of the deliberate inflicting (either directly or indirectly) of harm, injury, death and/or destruction upon a civilian target sufficient to cause horror, revulsion or despair among civilian populations and/or their political leaders, with the goal of causing those populations or political leaders to act in a way desired by the terrorists.
A terrorist state is a state which practices terrorism, even if it pretends (or rather, lies) to the world that it does not. It hardly needs to be pointed out that Israel is a terrorist state. Brutal repression of, and bloody attacks on, Palestinian civilians with the official Israeli aim of causing a change in the policies or actions of the Palestinian leadership is a clear case of terrorism.
Israel has been a terrorist state from its beginning, and has its foundations in terrorism. Four Israeli prime ministers were or are terrorists:
- Menachim Begin took part in terrorist acts in the 1940s, including the attack on the King David Hotel which killed 91 people. Begin ordered … the destruction of the central British administrative offices in the King David Hotel.
In 1946, Jewish terrorists agitating for their own state in British-occupied Palestine blew up Jerusalem’s King David Hotel, killing 91. Two years later, an independent Israel was established. “There were a lot of innocent British women and children killed there,” says Hanson. “But in the end, it worked; the British left.”
- Yitzhak Shamir was the operations commander, and later leader, of the Stern Gang, a terrorist group which was responsible for a string of political assassinations. Shamir was a member of two militant Jewish underground organizations which … were active in counter-terrorist acts against Arabs as well as sabotage against the British.
In post-war British-mandated Palestine the words Stern Gang equalled “terrorism” — assassinations, bombings, the full works. … Yitzhak Shamir had been the gang’s operations commander. … By appointing Shamir Foreign Minister, Prime Minister Menachem Begin had selected the organiser of two famous assassinations: the killing of Lord Moyne, the British Minister representative in the Middle East, in 1944, and that of Count Folke Bernadotte, the UN’s special Mediator on Palestine, in 1948.
During the fight for Jewish statehood, extremist military groups sometimes resorted to the use of terrorist tactics. One such instance occurred in 1948 when members of the Jewish underground organization LEHI (Fighters for the Freedom of Israel) killed UN Peace Mediator Count Folke Bernadotte to protest his diplomatic efforts to modify the Palestine partition plan. … Yitzhak Shamir reputedly played a role in planning the assassination; however, he was never tried and went on to become Prime Minister of Israel.
- Ariel Sharon initiated the Sabra-Shatila massacre in which between 1000 and 3000 people (mostly Palestinians) were murdered, and now leads a terrorist campaign against all Palestinians living in the occupied territories of the West Bank. As commander of the notorious Unit 101, Sharon led attacks on Palestinian villages in which women and children were killed. The massacre in the West Bank village of Qibya, on October 14, 1953, was perhaps the most notorious. His troops blew up 45 houses and 69 Palestinian civilians — about half of them women and children — were killed.
No one has ever been tried for the massacre, but an official Israeli commission of inquiry found that Israel’s defense minister at the time, Ariel Sharon, “bears personal responsibility” as well as “indirect responsibility.” It was Sharon, after all, who had ordered the Israel Defense Forces to invade Beirut and surround the camps. … Like Pinochet and other war criminals, Sharon and his Phalangist underlings should be brought to book; if they can successfully evade justice, then it will give heart to killers everywhere. – Marking a Massacre, The Nation
Sharon’s preemptive logic undercuts all form of dialogue and negotiations. Its rule of thumb is violence, and then more violence, whether it manifests itself as a military attack or as an aggressive act of dispossession. So while it may seem that the bloody routine is in some way preordained, it is actually Sharon’s preemptive zeal alongside Hamas’ and Islamic Jihad’s fundamentalism that has clouded the horizon and concealed, as Arendt might have said, the possibility for a better future. – Neve Gordon, Sharon’s Preemptive Zeal, Counterpunch.
– Shimon Peres – the leader of the haganah terrorist gangs at that time.
God’s Chosen People?
Israel is now history. We no longer recognize the State of Israel. There is no way back. The State of Israel has raped the world’s recognition and will not achieve peace until it lays down its arms. The State of Israel, in its present form is history, writes Jostein Gaarder in his article “God’s Chosen People.”
There’s no turning back. It’s time to learn a new lesson: We no longer recognize the State of Israel. We need to get used to the idea: The State of Israel, in its current form, is history. We don’t believe in the notion of God’s Chosen People. We laugh at this people’s capriciousness and weep at its misdeeds. To act as God’s Chosen People is not only stupid and arrogant, but a crime against humanity. We call it racism.
Limits to tolerance:
There are limits to our patience, and there are limits to our tolerance. We do not believe in divine promises as a justification for occupation and apartheid. We have left the Middle Ages behind. We laugh uneasily at those who still believe that the God of flora, fauna and the galaxies has selected one people in particular as his favorite and given it silly, stone tablets, burning bushes and a license to kill. We call baby killers “baby killers” and will never accept that people such as these have a divine or historic mandate excusing their outrages.
Unscrupulous art of war:
We acknowledge, and pay heed to, Europe’s deep responsibility for the plight of the Jews, for the disgraceful harassment, the pogroms and the Holocaust. It was historically and morally necessary for the Jews to get their own home. However, the State of Israel, with its unscrupulous art of war and its disgusting weapons, has massacred its own legitimacy.
It has systematically flaunted International Law, international conventions, and countless UN resolutions and can no longer expect protection from the same. It has carpet bombed the recognition of the world. But fear not! The Tribulation will soon be over. The State of Israel has seen its Soweto. We are now at the watershed. There’s no turning back. The State of Israel has raped the recognition of the world and shall have no peace until it lays down its arms.
Disgraceful Apartheid state
There can be absolutely no doubt that Israel has created an inhuman, illegal and utterly disgraceful Apartheid state, and the international community will never be able to excuse itself if it takes no action against this blatant, ongoing and in-plain-sight crime against humanity. Although the Image that Israel distributes about herself is that of an oppressed nation, it is with heavy hearts that we present these crimes that stand for themselves for the brutality of the Israeli Army and the heartlessness of its soldiers who seem to have a thirst for blood.
It is for the hope that the world may see a clearer picture that we present these painful facts. It is interesting to notice that today’s media does not dwell on these crimes as they do on the Holocaust. They are reported in the news for a week or two and then swept into the sea of oblivion. Those who attempt to revive the true history of Israel are charged of being anti-Semitic. So with the hope to keep those memories in mind we present this shameful history of Israel that seems to have found that the role of Goliath is more interesting than that of David.
G. Neuburger in his article “The Difference Between Judaism and Zionism,” says : “Judaism and Zionism are by no means the same. Indeed they are incompatible and irreconcilable: If one is a good Jew, one cannot be a Zionist; if one is a Zionist, one cannot be a good Jew.”
According to G. Neuburger, Of all the crimes of political Zionism, the worst and most basic, and which explains all its other misdeeds, is that from its beginning Zionism has sought to separate the Jewish people from their God, to render the divine covenant null and void, and to substitute a “modern” statehood and fraudulent sovereignty for the lofty ideals of the Jewish people.
One means of misleading many Jews and all too many non-Jews is the Zionist misuse of names and symbols sacred in Judaism. They use the holy name Israel for their Zionist state. They have named their land acquisition fund with a term that traditionally implies the reward for piety, good deeds, and charitable work.
They have adopted as a state symbol the menorah (candlebrum). What hypocrisy, what perversion it is to have the Israeli army fight under an emblem, the meaning of which is explained in the Tenach (on the occasion of a previous return to the Holy Land) as, “not with armed force and not with power, but in My spirit says the Lord of Hosts.”
The human dignity does not depend on the place of one’s birth nor is it limited to one region. The greatness or worth of a person is not measured by his or her outward appearance. There is no room for privileged people who can do with others as they please. Human life is sacred and human rights are not to be denied by those who would subvert them for “national security” or for any other reason.
According to Al Qur’an, no race, color or gender are chosen by GOD (Allah) Almighty in Islam. Everyone is evaluated by his or her Good Deeds.
In the Name of Allah, the beneficent, the merciful. Allah Almighty said in the Noble Al Qur’an: “O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise each other). Verily the most honored of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full Knowledge and is well-acquainted (with all things).” (Al Qur’an, Surah Al-Hujarat, Verse:13)
The US tax-payers money supports Israel
And Of course, the U.S.A, the renowned World Preacher of Human Rights and Democracy continues to support the terrorist state of Israel by giving it tanks, planes, rocket launchers and financial support (the American tax-payers money) to the tune of three billion dollars a year, with which Israel has built up the fourth-largest military machine in the world.
The Israeli occupation of the Palestinian lands, the Israeli crimes against humanity and the Zionist state’s hegemony over the Middle East region will continue, however, only as long as American money makes it possible. One day this money will no longer be forthcoming, for one reason or another. That will be Israel’s Day of Reckoning!
One State solution
The Zionist Israel needs to apply both of “Perestroika” (Restructuring) and “Glasnost” (Openness) to restructure itself from a ‘Zionist and Terrorist State” into a friendly and honest state to all its Arab neighboring countries and the world as a whole. The restructuring should include reaching permanent PEACE with all Arab neighboring countries and withdrawing from all occupied Palestinian lands that could pave the way to the independence of Palestine.
Whit one state solution the name of “Israel” could be changed into Isratine (Israel plus Palestine) or Palisra (Palestine plus Israel) or retain the original name of the land: Palestine where Jews, Christian and Muslim Palestinians could live peacefully as they have been for thousands of years before the Zionists came.
The one-state solution and the similar binational solution are proposed approaches to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Proponents of a binational solution to the conflict advocate either a single state in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, or a single state in Israel and the West Bank, with citizenship and equal rights in the combined entity for all inhabitants of all three territories, without regard to ethnicity or religion. While some advocate this solution for ideological reasons, others feel simply that, due to the reality on the ground, it is the de facto situation.
Though increasingly debated in academic circles, this approach has remained outside the range of official efforts to resolve the conflict as well as mainstream analysis, where it is eclipsed by the two-state solution. The two-state solution was most recently agreed upon in principle by the government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority at the November 2007 Annapolis Conference and remains the conceptual basis for negotiations proposed by the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama in 2011.
Interest in a one-state solution is growing, however, as the two-state approach fails to accomplish a final agreement. Support among Palestinians for a one-state solution is increasing, especially because the continuing growth of Israeli Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank suggest that a Palestinian state can be created only in territorial enclaves and could not be truly sovereign or economically viable.
The “one-state solution” refers to a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the creation of a unitary, federal or confederate Israeli-Palestinian state encompassing all of the present territory of Israel, the West Bank including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. Depending on various points of view, a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is presented as a nightmare situation in which Israel would ostensibly lose its character as a Jewish state and the Palestinians would fail to achieve their national independence within a two-state solution or, alternatively, as the best, most just, and only way to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
This scenario is being discussed not as an intentional political solution – desired or undesired – but as the probable, inevitable outcome of the continuous growth of the Jewish settlements in the West Bank and the apparently irrevocable entrenchment of Israel’s presence in the Israeli-occupied territories. Although the terms “one-state solution” and “bi-national solution” are often used synonymously, they do not necessarily mean the same thing.
In debates about a one-state solution in Israel-Palestine, bi-nationalism refers to a political system in which the two groups, Jews and Palestinians, would retain their legal and political character as separate nations or nationalities. In most bi-national arguments for a one-state solution, such an arrangement is deemed necessary both to ensure the protection of minorities (whichever group that is) and to reassure both groups that their collective interests would be protected.
Counter-arguments are that bi-nationalism would entrench the two identities politically in ways that would foster their continuing rivalry and social divides; these arguments favour a unitary democratic state, or one-person-one-vote arrangement.
Support among Israeli Jews, and Jews generally, for a one-state solution is very low. Israelis see a one-state solution as a demographic threat that would overturn the prevailing Jewish majority within Israel. A one-state solution is generally endorsed by Israeli Arabs. Many are becoming nervous that a two-state solution would result in official pressures for them to move into a Palestinian state in the West Bank and/or Gaza Strip and so lose their homes and access to their communities, businesses and cities inside Israel.
Some Israeli government spokespeople have also proposed that Palestinian-majority areas of Israel, such as the area around Umm el-Fahm, be annexed to the new Palestinian state. As this measure would cut these areas off permanently from the rest of Israel’s territory, including the coastal cities and other Palestinian towns and villages, Palestinians view this with alarm. Palestinian citizens of Israel would therefore greatly prefer a one-state solution because this would allow them to sustain their Israeli citizenship while restoring ties with Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza from whom they have been separated for over 60 years.
Is Change possible in Israel?
Prof. Haim Bresheeth tries to answer this question – why can some Israelis change, and support the Palestinian cause, but change seems elusive in Israel? Should we wait and hope for such change? Please watch this video:
PEACE with JUSTICE is the only way to make this world a better place for all people to live in HARMONY and become more PROSPEROUS! (HSH)
1. The Holy Al Qur’an Tafsir by Yusuf Ali and Muhammad Khan
2. “The Difference Between Judaism and Zionism” by G. Neuburger.
3. “God’s Chosen People” by Jostein Gaarder
4. “Marking a Massacre,” – The Nation
5. Neve Gordon, Sharon’s Preemptive Zeal, “Counterpunch.”