FREE PRESS * January 7 & 14, 2013
* Issue 1 & 2 *
AMERICANFREEPRESS.NET * STOP THE GENOCIDE IN THE HOLY LAND
• Jewish lobby scheme to punish Israel’s critics has unexpected consequences
Israel could be the second nation prosecuted
under the terms of the Genocide
Convention of which Israel and American
Jewish supporters of Israel were the
chief (and aggressive) advocates.
By Michael Collins
.Speaking before an enthusiastic pro-Israel
audience at the 1984 national conference
of B’nai B’rith in Washington, D.C., President
Ronald Reagan called for Senate ratification
of the Genocide Convention which B’nai
B’rith and other forces in the Jewish lobby had
been demanding the U.S. ratify since the convention
was first adopted by the UN in 1948.
Israel and its supporters viewed the convention
as a “rat trap” with which Israel could legally
target and capture its perceived critics, subjecting
them to international sanction and punishment.
However, Reagan shocked many good Americans —
who long opposed the convention — by
abandoning his own Republican Party’s traditional
opposition to the convention, and, with Reagan’s
support, GOP stalwart, Senate Majority Leader
Bob Dole (Kan.), railroaded the measure through
the Senate on Feb. 19, 1986.
Hesitant to oppose their party leaders, GOP opponents
had rolled over, allowing the measure to
pass, told that their support would “help the GOP
win Jewish votes.” Then Reagan signed the treaty.
Although supporters of Israel had loudly
pushed for U.S. ratification of the convention
(which is precisely why Reagan lent his support to
the controversial treaty in the first place), the irony
is that — under the terms of the convention — Israel
is now most assuredly liable for prosecution because
of the specific nature of its actions against
the Christians and Muslims of Palestine.
The concept of “genocide” is defined in the convention
as the commission of any of a number of
enumerated acts “with the specific intent to destroy,
in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial,
or religious group.”
The acts specifically cited in Senate implementing
legislation for the convention include:
killing, inflicting serious bodily injury, or causing
mental impairment, through torture or drugs, of
members of the group. Also cited are the subjection
of the victimized group to conditions of life
designed to bring about its demise, restricting
births within the group or transferring, by force,
children of the group to another group.
In one fashion or another, Israel has already
been fingered on repeated occasions — over the
nearly three decades since the convention was ratified —
for committing each and every single one of
these crimes against the Christians and Muslims.
The public record in this regard is indisputable.
Today, many of those who first opposed the
convention are now saying that “turn-about is fair
play” and that Israel and its supporters should be
made to face the consequences of having railroaded
into enacting the very procedural framework
that sets the stage for Israel’s prosecution
under the provisions of the Genocide Convention.
Critics of Israel’s wicked behavior point out
that since Israel and the Jewish lobby were prime
movers behind the convention, Israel cannot now
expect a double standard to be in play and that,
having violated the convention it endorsed, Israel
must accept its fate and stand trial for its crimes.
Now — to distract attention from its own genocide
of the Palestinians — Israel and its supporters
(including former GOP presidential candidate Mitt
Romney) are urging the prosecution of Iranian
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on spurious
charges of inciting genocide against Israel.
The Israelis and their advocates have based
their call for Ahmadinejad’s prosecution on false
allegations generated by pro-Israel media sources
that the Iranian leader had called for Israel to be “wiped off the map.”
In fact, Ahmadinejad had simply predicted that
Israel (as a political entity) would eventually dissolve
on its own, similar to the way that the Soviet
Ahmadinejad did not call for — or predict — the
destruction of Israel’s Jews anymore than the Russians
(or other peoples under Soviet occupation)
were destroyed upon the Soviet Union's demise.
Liberty Lobby, the Washington-based populist
Institution, had always been in the forefront of opposition
to the convention, citing dangers international
treaties often pose to U.S. sovereignty and
the individual liberties of American citizens.
Supported by the Jewish lobby, the leading Senate
proponent of the convention was liberal Sen.
William Proxmire (D-Wis.), who delivered a speech
promoting the treaty virtually every day he was on
the Senate floor, for some 17 years.
However, precisely because of the strong opposition
generated by Liberty Lobby, Senate Republicans
stood fast, and Proxmire was foiled time
and time again.
In the end, conservative Republican Ronald
Reagan — widely perceived as a virtual savior of
the republic — broke down GOP opposition and
made ratification of the measure possible.
. . ..
Michael Collins Piper is the author of Final
, the controversial
“underground bestseller” documenting
the collaboration of Israeli intelligence in
the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He is
also the author of The New Babylon
High Priests of War
New Jerusalem: Zionist Power in America
Judas Goats: The Enemy Within
Secrets: Crime, Conspiracy & Cover-Up in
the 20th Century,
GOLEM: Israel's Hell Bomb
These works can
be found at America
He has lectured
on suppressed topics in places as diverse as
Malaysia, Japan, Canada, Russia and Abu Dhabi.
(Issue Number 1 & 2, January 7 & 14, 2013, AMERICAN