The Passionate Attachment

America's entanglement with Israel

Is the Arafat poisoning story a provocation to incite a Third Intifada?

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­By Maidhc Ó Cathail
The Passionate Attachment
July 7, 2012

Recently, there’s been a lot of talk from suspect sources both from within and outside Israel of an imminent Third Intifada. One year before 9/11 drew America into Israel’s “war on terror,” the September 2000 armed march to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount led by then Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon provoked the Second Intifada. It’s worth considering whether the belated investigation into Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s 2004 death commissioned by the Israel-friendly Emir of Qatar’s Al Jazeera TV network might have been intended as the provocation to spark off a third Palestinian uprising.

With the Al Jazeera-enabled “Arab Spring” already having provided the alleged jihadist threat as a justification, Tel Aviv has been loudly preparing public opinion for “preemptive” military action across its borders with Egypt, Syria and Lebanon. An uprising in the Occupied Territories is all that’s required to provide the pretext to resolve its internal “demographic threat” once and for all. Notwithstanding its much-touted “fears” of global jihadism on its doorstep, the seemingly besieged Jewish state may be closer to realizing its dreams of a Greater Israel than ever.


Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

July 7, 2012 at 7:36 am

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  1. Believing in Al-Jazeera propaganda is like believing in BBC, CNN and FoxNews agenda.

    “I wish all Arab media were like Al-Jazeera,” – Gideon Ezra, former deputy head of Israeli General Security Service, quoted in ‘Foreign Policy (FP)’, July/August 2006 issue.

    As far Yasar Arafat is concerned, his death paved the way for another Israel-Palestinian dual agent, Mahmoud Abbas. Once he overlived his service to USrael – he could easily be eliminated by Israeli Mossad through its agents in Fatah.


    July 7, 2012 at 4:11 pm

  2. While I believe that Israel would welcome another intifada on its schedule, as an excuse for the long anticipated “final expulusion” from the West Bank, think the situation in Syria prevents it from doing so since it would invite comparisons with what is happening there that the Israelis don’t need, if for no other reason than everything right now is going their way. Not only is their puppet/vice consul Obama following their orders (passed on via AIPAC to avoid further wikileaks) re tightening sanctions against Iran, but he is ready to sanction even America’s allies if they do not obey the sanctions legislation that has the support of virtually the entire occupied Congress. Moreover, in the US, which is the one nation that really counts for Israel, they also control the so-called opposition, i.e., anyone who pays attention to Chomsky or Finkelstein on this issue, regardless of how strongly they want to convince us that they are anti-zionists (not Noam and Norm who are, but those in the ranks of the “movement” who continue to be in denial when it comes to doing what is necessary), openly confronting the political power of the Jewish establishment in the US and the hundreds of political whores who are on their payroll.

    My take on the latest Arafat rumor is very different. Having been a major “asset” for the Israelis for years, delivering the land of Palestine to Oslo, apparently the reason behind their placing $8 million a month in his personal bank account afterward, they had nothing to gain by killing him. People who didn’t know better believed the charade about him being a “prisoner” in his Ramallah compound when there was not a single Israeli in sight and from which he could have walked out at any time and the same ones have believed that he was a “hero” and “leader of his people” rather than what he was, a traitor and collaborator. Indeed, the Israelis helped to maintain the fiction. Whenever the people of the WB, who had no love for him, began to complain about the undemocratic practices of the PA, the Israelis would come to his aid by “threatening” him and, as anticipated, the Palestinians would put aside their complaints and rally around him.

    The communiques from the First Intifada began with the headline: ” No voice above the voice of the uprising” and this was addressed as much to Arafat in Tunis as it was to Israel and he immediately set about undermining it, as only he could do, finally succeeding with Oslo and ushering the way for his “negotiator” in Oslo, Abbas, to eventually take his place.

    If there is to be a third intifada, it needs to begin against the PA and Abbas’s militia of US and Jordanian trained collaborators which is long overdue. If it’s against Israel, it is that army of thugs that will be the first to put it down.

    Jeff Blankfort

    July 7, 2012 at 7:29 pm

  3. To correct what might be confusing in my comment about Chomsky and Finkelstein, both are Zionists and believe that Israel should be recognized by Palestinians and those who support their struggle as “legal” within the boundaries of the 1967 so-called “green line” and the Mediterranean. This is consistent with their opposition to boycotting, divesting, and sanctioning Israel and refusal to recognize that the American Jewish Establishment and its cleverly disguised “think tank” creations are the forces that shape US Middle East policies and whose influence on those policies is currently greater than ever.

    That both have managed (or encouraged their followers) to create cults that include those who claim to be anti-Zionists, both Jews and non-Jews, is not only an example of the paucity of critical thinking among the latter but a major reason that the Palestine solidarity movement to this time is an utter failure. This is why Noam and Norm can arguably be described as not only “strategic assets” for Israel, but critically important ones. I guess it would take a modern version of Jonathan Swift or Lewis Carroll to put this in the proper literary format.

    Jeff Blankfort

    July 7, 2012 at 9:41 pm

  4. Anyone trying to work out the machinations of false-flag attacks, false stories or rumours about this and that should first remember: By deception shalt thou do war, then listen to an old song called: “I’m My Own Grandpa” to get an idea of how hings can be twisted. In the end, the answer has to be: unless you are a part of the scam, you’ll probably never know until it is far too late.

    Anthony Lawson

    July 8, 2012 at 2:23 am

  5. From an article in The Economist entitled “The calm may not last for ever”:

    Few Palestinians call for a renewal of violence. But such talk is again in the air. In some West Bank towns Hizb ut-Tahrir, an extreme Islamist group, has been making headway. “A Muslim army should defend Muslims, not Jews,” says an angry Islamist, denouncing the PA’s security co-ordination with Jewish kuffar (unbelievers).

    Maidhc Ó Cathail

    July 8, 2012 at 1:36 pm

  6. Hizb ut-Tahrir are not extreme, they don’t do violence; currently the Hizb ut-Tahrir of Syria denounce military intervention against Syria by Nato.


    July 11, 2012 at 4:14 pm

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