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The World Thankfully Rising To End US-Israeli Political Exceptionalism 

By Mohamed Harees –

Lukman Harees

“The world order and American actions in the world have deep wiring” ~ Ben Rhodes

On 2 June 2022 President Biden published an op-ed in the New York Times titled ‘How the US is willing to help Ukraine’ in which he declared that Russia’s action in Ukraine ‘could mark the end of the rules-based international order and open the door to aggression elsewhere, with catastrophic consequences the world over’. Later, in a press conference at the conclusion of the June 2022 NATO Summit Meeting in Madrid, he warned both Russia and China that the democracies of the world would ‘defend the rules-based order’(RBO). There was however no mention of international law. The term RBO is so frequently used by American political leaders, that it ‘seems to have become a job requirement for a top position in the US foreign policy apparatus’ as per analysts. US’ failure to invoke international law and instead to refer on most occasions to a ‘rules-based international order’ is not an omission, but deliberate.

One view is that the RBO is based on principles that constitute the foundations of international law and in addition takes account of the broader sources of contemporary international law advocated by many scholars. An alternate view is that they are not rules as they are understood by lawyers. The manner in which the US has justified apparent violations of international law by its own forces or those of it close friends has inevitably resulted in a cynical, albeit plausible, explanation for the US preference for the RBO. According to this view, the rules-based international order may be seen as the US’ alternative to international law, an order that encapsulates international law as interpreted by the US to accord with its national interests, ‘a chimera, meaning whatever the US and its followers want it to mean at any given time’ and to ignore, evade or rewrite the rules whenever they seem inconvenient’.

According to John Dugard in the Editorial in Leiden Journal of International Law(2023), there are several reasons that may explain why the US prefers to invoke a ‘rules-based international order’ and not international law. First, the US is not a party to a number of important multilateral treaties that constitute an essential feature of international law. Second, the US has placed interpretations on international law justifying the use of force and the violation of international humanitarian law that are controversial and contested. Its interpretation of the right of self-defence to allow pre-emptive strikes and the use of force against insurgents/militants characterized as terrorists are widely disputed. Third of course is for the entire word to witness. The US is unwilling to hold some states, such as Israel, accountable for violations of international law.

The so called ‘Iron Clad’ US Israeli ties reaffirms ‘the unbreakable bonds between our two countries and the enduring commitment of the United States to Israel’s security’ and the determination of the two states ‘to combat all efforts to boycott or de-legitimize Israel, to deny its right to self defence, or to single it out in any forum, including at the UN or the ICJ’. This commitment explains the consistent refusal of the US to hold Israel accountable for its repeated violations of humanitarian law, support the prosecution of perpetrators of international crimes before the ICJ, condemn its genocidal assaults on Gaza (best portrayed as excessive enforcement of the occupation of Gaza and not self-defence as the United States argues), criticize its blatant violation of human rights as established by both the Human Rights Council and the General Assembly, accept that Israel applies a policy of apartheid in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and oppose its annexation of East Jerusalem. And, of course, there is also the refusal of the US to acknowledge the existence of Israel’s nuclear arsenal or allow any discussion of it in the context of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East.36 Such measures on the part of Israel are possibly seen as consistent with the ‘rules-based international order’ even if they violate basic rules of international law.

Of course, double standards, exceptionalism, and hypocrisy are a feature of the foreign policies of states particualrly the US led West that accept international law and do not favour the RBO. Such conduct must be condemned as it undermines the notion of accountability for all states, irrespective of their position and friends in the international community. This allows assaults on Gaza to be interpreted as self-defence against terrorism, to condone the assassination of militants/terrorists by drones, the application of apartheid, the annexation of territory, and the continuation of an occupation which is widely seen as illegal.

The United States presented itself as the leader of a rules-based international order that promoted peace, security, and human dignity. American exceptionalism, however, undermined that narrative. America’s propensity to wage war unilaterally, especially its invasion of Iraq which wreaked untold suffering and disorder, undermined the multilateral foundations of the international order, weakened the authority of international law, and set a precedent of forceful unilateralism for other powers. U.S. counter-terrorism policies since 9/11 also eroded the credibility of the claim that human rights protection represents a principal value of the post-Cold War order. America’s violations of international human rights and humanitarian law in its war on terror combined with America’s non-cooperative, if not outright dismissive, attitude towards the International Criminal Court eroded America’s moral authority and undermined the integrity of the post-Cold War Code of Civilization. Author Stephen Hopgood even went so far as declaring that we are witnessing The End times of Human Rights.

After more than 2,000 U.S. dead, a war which US started ended  in failure, with the Taliban retaking control of Afghanistan in 2021, just as it did in 2001 when the US invaded. Under the caption, ‘The U.S. failed to learn the lesson of Vietnam. Will it learn from Afghanistan? The U.S. can’t win wars for countries’, Washington Post wrote , “The lesson of Vietnam — and Afghanistan — is that the United States can’t win wars for nations with weak governments battling against internal turmoil and external threats.. If American political and business leaders thought historically, American troops would not be fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq. The world has seen the internal and external hollowness of the Israelis and without US blind support, the Zionist regime would have crumbled under commonly perceived as  comparatively militarily weaker the 3 Hs (Hamas, Hizbollah and Houthis). More than 7 months in war, with the clout of West’ support, Bibi and his ultra rightist cohorts have not succeeded in achieving any of its military goals.

The Israeli assault on Gaza has been characterized by systematic human rights violations and a flagrant disregard for international legal norms. Israel thumbing its nose at international law has had little to no practical consequences, calling into question the very existence of a RBO — an order that many countries, including Sri Lanka, supposedly depend on for their stability and security. Israel’s intransigence notwithstanding, the ICJ orders based on the plausibility of genocide have serious implications not only for Israel, but other states as well.

South Africa’s genocide case against Israel at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) shook the foundations of the rules-based international order. The increasing number of state and non-state actors voiced their support for this case, and Palestinian liberation in general, signalled  the emergence of a movement for a more principled, fair and just international order. In contrast, the Genocidal enablers Israelis with West support have succeeded in making a mockery of International law and world order by ignoring the edicts of world bodies – a security council resolution, ICJ rulings and proposed ICC arrest warrant for Bibi et el. The fragility of the current rules-based order was however apparent long before the attack on Gaza. With powerful permanent members routinely vetoing United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions according to their national interests and preferences, the international community has been struggling to take collective action to uphold humanitarian law, protect vulnerable communities and punish rogue actors.    

In a system built on asymmetrical and unjust colonial foundations, where financial, political and legal institutions have inherent shortcomings, selective adherence to international law has long caused dispute among nations. Israel’s war on Gaza, and the world’s response to it, however, have highlighted these existing shortcomings and hypocrisy, speeding up the system breakdown that was already under way. The West’s radically different response to Russia’s international humanitarian law violations in Ukraine and those of Israel in Gaza made it apparent that under the current rules-based order, all human life is not valued equally. Numerous countries in the Global South, many of whom have been on the receiving end of Western colonialism, view this as blatant hypocrisy.

Palestine has been asking for prosecution of Israeli perpetrators of war crimes, including crimes in Gaza, since 2009. And the Western powers defining what the rules are, appear to demand few limits on Israel’s asserted right to self-defence, whether in the amount of force, collective punishment, use of siege or famine as weapons of war, or even targeting of humanitarian organizations and killing of their staff. Finally, in one of the most serious distortions of occupation law, Palestinians who resist occupation—a right enshrined in international law—have been castigated as terrorists, a designation that is defined nowhere in international law. The ICJ is hamstrung by the pressure placed on it by its major funders and the politics that the Western powers bring to bear. US Senate has already threatened the ICC prosecutors

The growing support for the Palestinian cause across the world highlighted and stressed the need for an inclusive and fair political settlement that should address the root causes of the decades-old conflict and deliver long-term peace. Such an achievement, and precedent, hopefully strengthen cement foundations for a more principled and just rules-based order – one that protects the vulnerable from extreme acts of aggression and holds all countries equally accountable to international law. Israeli Impunity if left unchecked will spell disaster to RBO.

The weakness of the UN and international law agencies in enforcing ICJ/ICC orders and sanctions on rogue states like Israel, heightens the need for civil society to play a role. The existence of the ICJ orders for example, is a powerful tool in pressuring governments. Once the ICJ said that prima facie evidence showed that Israel was committing genocide, the narrative about Israel’s incursion into Gaza changed dramatically. Domestic lawsuits—following the precedents in the US, Germany, and the Netherlands—are likely to grow, along with the protest actions of millions of individuals who have taken to the streets, pressured their political representatives demanding a ceasefire and an end to arms and funds to Israel, and taken innumerable actions to protest the war on Gaza.

However, good news is that the civil society across the world has also been making demands and voicing aspirations for a more just and principled rules-based order through protests, boycotts, legal challenges and other nonviolent actions since the beginning of Israel’s war on Gaza. Even, civil society activists have challenged their governments’ complicity in Israel’s war on Gaza, and the double standards that have come to define the global order, in their national courts like in Netherlands. Few European countries have already recognised Palestine as a State, Millions including students have risen up against Zionist genocide in Gaza. These developments are serving as a warning to national governments that their disregard for international law can have consequences at home. They also demonstrate civil society’s determination to bring humanitarian values and principles to the forefront of international relations.

What is lacking is not international law but, rather, its consistent and universal enforcement. For decades, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (the United States, Russia, China, Britain, and France) have repeatedly used their veto power in that entity to block UN action to maintain international peace and security. But change is possible. 124 UN nations have already endorsed a proposal for renunciation of the veto when taking action against genocide, crimes against humanity, and mass atrocities.

In the wider context, future peace is indeed in the balance, and it cannot be left to a tiny minority of global actors to determine the outcome. The world may be a long way short of having, in the most critical peace and security area, the kind of rule-based international order it would ideally like to have. But, national impunity is not inevitable, if civil societies force their governments of the world to take the necessary actions. Otherwise ,they continue talking of a “rules-based international order” while they avoid enforcing the rules?

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    “The World Thankfully Rising “
    The world is responding reasonably well.
    But what about the Arab sheiks?

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      Hello SJ,
      As I found out in the Middle East most of the populations disagree with their Sheiks. The two Mohameds, bin Zayed (MBZ) and bin Salman (MBS) are in cahoots and known for their anti Palestinian views. The Palestinians are mainly Sunni, with some Shia and other Islamic groups, however most of their support comes from Iran and other Shia Countries. The UAE is currently supporting the RSF atrocities in Sudan and is also forging closer ties to Russia. During the Blockade of Qatar I personally witnessed the Duplicity of Bahrain, UAE and Saudi. I saw their incursions into Qatari waters many times and on one occasion the UAE forced Qatari fishermen into UAE Waters and arrested them. The evidence was presented to the UN along with the UAE Air Force breaches on a number of occasions.
      I wouldn’t trust most of these Sheiks to do right by the Palestinians.
      Best regards

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        This is an outpouring of a typical Islamic fanatic about problems faced by Muslims, while turning a blind eye to atrocities committed by Muslims on others. Tamils in Srilanka have undergone suffering more than Palestinians for which crimes Muslims are complicit. I have never come across any account of Muslim violence against Tamils by this person. Hindus in Pakistan have suffered more murder and ethnic cleansing by Muslims than what Palestinians have gone through. Grant justice to all on equal basis. It was Arabs who started the problem by not recognising Israel in 1948. Arabs tried thrice to destroy Israel and miserably failed and now Iran is attempting to do the same. In an opinion poll in UK, 46% of Muslims want Israel destroyed. This number will be more in Muslim countries. Thus it is the Muslims who are the root cause of it. When more than 1000 of their people were killed by Hamas, Israel has the right to get the murderers and when over 100 of their people were taken hostage, Israel has the right to secure them. So without trying to find fault with Israel, arrest the culprits and free the hostages.

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          According to UN estimates, in the last stages of war 40,000 Tamils have been killed, and according to Tamil sources from the beginning of assault in 2008, 135,000 Tamils were killed. This is now being hailed as Genocide by Canada, which may be followed by other western nations. Let us see what stand South Africa which rushed to label Israel of committing genocide will take regarding Tamils. Will this person write about the part played by Muslims in this genocide on Tamils, and help to bring those Muslims to justice.

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          GS

          The writer of the article is a “typical Islamic fanatic”. What are you? A “vicious Tamil Fanatic”?

          Your assertions that Tamils in Sri Lanka and Hindus in Pakistan have suffered more than the Palestinians, is anything but laughable. Have either the Tamils in Sri Lanka or the Hindus in Pakistan, ever subject to Brutal Attacks from the Air and Land on a Daily basis for more than EIGHT Months like the Palestinians?

          More later.

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            Another Islamic fanatic hiding under false name. Fighting for justice and exposing atrocities is not fanaticism, in which case Gandhi, Mandela and Martin Luther-King are fanatics. Islam is the most fanatic religion in the world followed by Judaism. Worst racism in Srilanka is the Muslim claim to eastern province and to achieve it committing murder and ethnic cleansing of Tamils. When you do not condemn this and start shouting at Israel, you brand yourself as fanatic. Tamils in Srilanka had suffered brutal attacks from ground, sea and air from 1990 till 2009, and during the last assault in Mullaitivu lasting one year, continuous bombardment from artillery fire and air attack took place. More Tamils had been killed than in Gaza. As for Pakistan, millions of Hindus were subjected to murder and ethnic cleansing at the time of partition and this process is continuing. Your denial of these atrocities committed by Muslims on others demonstrates your bigoted mindset, typical of Islamic racist.

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          GS

          You have stated :

          “It was Arabs who started the problem by not recognising Israel in 1948.”

          The UN Partition Plan which the Arabs rejected envisaged the creation of Israel in Palestine on 55% of the land when the Jews were only 3.2% of the population while the Arabs (Muslims and Christians) formed over 60% of the population. How fair and acceptable is this plan? Will any people, anywhere in the world, accept a Plan like this imposed on them? How can you blame the Arabs for rejecting such a Blatantly UNJUST and Totally ONE SIDED Partition Plan IMPOSED on them?

          Again, you Blame the Arabs for the Hamas attack on October 7. 2023, in which about a 1.200 Israelis were killed. What have you got to say about the ongoing BRUTAL massacre of Palestinians in Gaza running into 8 months with more than 36.000 Palestinians killed and over 80,000 injured? And the HEARTLESS Israelis have No Idea of stopping their BLOOD BATH anytime soon.

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            Again you are distorting the truth to justify Islamic atrocities. Original people of Palestine were Canans who have been driven out from their lands. Both Jews and Arabs are from north Africa. So rightly Canans should be given their lands back and both Jews and Arabs have to go back to north Africa. Secondly there was no Christianity or Islam prior to 2000 years ago. Jesus was a Jew. So Jews have been in the land for a long time. Jerusalem is the birth place of Judaism and rightly belong to Jews. To build a mosque in the Jewish holy land is an act of provocation. To justify this crime, a canard is being said that Mohamed went to heaven in a chariot from there. Can anyone with intelligence ever believe that a human being go up in a chariot. Jews were driven out of their land by Roman supported by Arabs. Present day Palestinians are facing divine retribution for this crime. Blood bath will stop when Jews get their land back which they can prove archeologically.

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        “On one occasion the UAE forced Qatari fishermen into UAE waters and arrested them”. This is what Tamil Nadu fishermen are saying that on many occasions, Srilanka navy force them into Srilanka waters and arrest them. Tamil Nadu fishermen were not that lucky like Qatari fishermen, when over 500 of them were killed and several of them were injured by Srilanka navy. Sheiks do not want to antagonise US as all their investments are in the west and if they act funny with US, they will be sanctioned and cannot enjoy their wealth stacked abroad.

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          Hello Doctor,
          “Srilanka navy force them into Srilanka waters and arrest them”. Unfortunately the Tamil Fishermen don’t have what the Qataris had. Time stamped Radar pictures, verified AIS (Vessel Tracking System) transmissions and IR Camera recordings were all given to the UN as evidence. The same thing happened with the Aircraft incursions but only Radar Recordings and Communications.
          By the way anyone with a Modern Smart phone can take a GPS reading of their location, a Photograph (don’t use Flash) of the Navy Vessel and take a time stamped screen shot (even if there is no phone signal). Probably of no help in Sri Lanka, but could be used by Tamil Nadu Government.
          Best regards

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            Tamil Nadu fishermen were poor, unable to afford tracking systems. Smart phones were not available 20 years ago. By the way do the Sinhalese fishermen have tracking systems installed in their boats.

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    Mohamed Harees, you could not have said it any better than end by saying that “future peace is indeed in the balance.” Rules based international orders avoid enforcing the rules. All human life is not equally valued. You agree that a “terrorist” is not defined in law. Hence Sinwar Hamas attack on a peace loving Israel where Palestinians are living as equal citizens, on October 7th 2023, I wonder by what name you would call it.

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      Hello DTG,
      I would call the killing of Civilians on October 7th a Terrorist Act.
      Now what would you call this ” Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass”. Samuel 1 15:3
      “And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword”. Samuel 1 15:8
      Best regards

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        “Terrorist is not defined in law”. Then why LTTE was named a terrorist organisation. LTTE never killed over 1000 unarmed people mainly women and children and took over 100 as hostages mainly women.

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      “peace loving Israel”— dtg, you gave me a bellyful of laughter.
      Thanks!

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    DTG, ‘peace loving Israel where Palestinians are living as equal citizens,’
    .
    What planet are you living on? Israeli newspapers have reported the abuse of Palestinians for decades. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/israeli-nationalists-chant-death-to-arabs-in-annual-jerusalem-day-march-through-palestinian-area-of-the-city
    https://embraceme.org/blog/arab-citizens-of-israel

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    “Peace-loving Israel”!!!
    “Equal citizens”!!!

    Where do you get yr information from, davidthegod?
    The Jerusalem Post?

    If that is the level of yr knowledge about just 2 of the most important facts re Iz-Palestine, then the least you can do is to switch to Haaratz. Even if it is still Zionist (tho maybe only mildly), it will soon put you right about “Peace-loving Iz” and “Equal citizenship”. Zionists &, more recently, IZrael, have been attacking, robbing & destroying Palestinians & Palestine from at least 1917 when Balfour unfolded British plans for the Palestinian Mandate. Only making a passing reference to its main inhabitants.

    Read a few books by non-Zionist Jews about Izrael (the z is not a typo) if you wd like to Ilan Pappe, B Lowenstein, Solomo Sand, Mike Peled, Tanya Reichardt, Norman Finkelstein,

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      Correction: not Haaratz but Haaretz.

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    My previous comment seems to have been posted while I was still writing. I will add to it later.

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      2/continuing Israeli/Jewish writer from 1st post above:

      Chomsky, Mearsheimer, Amira Hass, Eyal Weizman, Raz Segal, Antony Loewenstein, etc., etc.

      Check out all the commissions & decisions made by western countries & then the US (Sykes-Picot, Balfour, King Crane Com, etc., & you will find that what the American oil explorer, later Special Agent for the US State in Cairo, William Yale, stated in 1919 probably reveals the real intention to support a Zionists state in the ME:

      “An Eastern race well versed in Western culture and profoundly in sympathy with Western ideals will be established in the Orient. Furthermore, a Jewish state will inevitably fall under the control of American Jews who will work out, along Jewish lines, American ideals and American civilization.”

      That statement heads a chap. in “Afflicted Powers: Capital & Spectacle in a New Age of War”, San Francisco, Calif, 2005 – by 4 US authors. And the opening paras dont mince words about the nature of IZ:
      /3

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        “Unrelenting mass resistance to its territorial occupations; a fraudulently “miraculous” economy wholly dependent on foreign subsidies; a grotesque legally enshrined apartheid; a political class in thrall to its military; a paranoid state-of-siege society; almost universal international opprobrium for the past two decades; & pan-Islamic resentment & rage fanning ever more violence against its lone apologist & protector. From the perspective of early 21st-century American imperial interests … a failed state. Yet despite this now unmistakable bankruptcy, US support for Israel’s increasingly extreme version of the Zionist project remains unquestioned, unblinking.

        “We enter an analysis of the US–Israel relationship somewhat reluctantly, claiming no special insight into the realities of life on the ground for Palestinians & Israelis, nor into the convolutions of their internal politics. What we discuss here, we want to emphasize, is not Israel itself but the US state’s connection to it. We shall make no attempt to detail the brutality of the Israeli regime & the consequent immiseration of Palestinians; or the actual extent of the extraordinary overt & covert US support for Sharon & his predecessors; or the floundering of official Palestinian political structures. Many others, both inside & outside Palestine & Israel, are better equipped to do so than we are. And they have – comprehensively…”

        I dont know the religious nature of the writers but maybe you should look at this chapter, which is online, if you ever feel like putting your Bible aside for an hour or 2.

        Interesting, isnt it, that more than a century ago, Yale predicted the role of the Izraeli lobby, specifically AIPAC – “a Jewish state will inevitable fall under the control of American Jews….”.

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          ICJ has given the verdict that Hamas has committed genocide and their leaders who are responsible be arrested. So what South Africa tried to achieve has boomeranged on them with egg on their face. With this determination, you cannot arrest any Israelites without arresting Hams personnel and their Iranian masters. This is why I have been saying throughout that there will be divine intervention to protect Israel. Muslim countries like UAE, Qatar and Iran are bending backwards to please India, to keep them off from entering the fray in support of Israel.

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            GS

            ICJ has given the verdict????????? NO. NO. NO.

            You have the nack for getting the Wrong End of the stick man Always. No wonder you cut such a pathetic figure with your comments.

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              You have no clue about what happened at ICJ. If no verdict, why are they quoting ICJ, demanding arrest of Israeli leaders. Only thing is that unlike ICC, ICJ determination is only academical. Israel like Srilanka is not a signatory to war crimes trial and need Security council action to refer the case to ICC. As told in the Bible, Israelites will defeat their enemies, and the fourth temple will be built after demolishing of Al-Aqsa mosque by an act of God.

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                GS

                Check again you clueless man. If you check CAREFULLY, you will LEARN that ICJ has NOTHING to do with the arrest of Israelis. The latest ICJ Ruling is the Demand on the Israelis to immediately suspend the Raffah Military operation.

                If you have REALLY read the Bible, will you quote what it says about the “fourth temple”?

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    “The world thankfully rising to end US-Israeli political exceptionalism” – Lukman Harees
    You are absolutely right. After North American University students’ protests against Israel’s war in Gaza, on 6 June, there was a spontaneous enmasse walk-out by UN diplomats in Geneva in protest of the Israeli Representative’s speech.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FufGonybpts&pp=ygUhVGltZXMgb2YgaW5kaWEgZGlwbG9tYXRzIHdhbGsgb3V0

    The Biden administration’s “Rafah red line” has now gone with the wind. The Pentagon’s estimation that the US-built Gaza pier will provide 2 million meals a day was also a lie. The State Department also cheated Arab leaders with their fake two state solution to the Palestine Question.
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      In a bold and commendable move, the United Nations has added the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) to its annual blacklist as an entity that committed crimes against Palestinian children. It should also be blacklisted as an entity that deliberately killed journalists, UN aid workers, healthcare workers and other aid workers such as the Red Crescent and World Central Kitchen.
      The United States is well aware that Israel is committing genocide using the intelligence provided by the US National Security Agency, CIA and CIA-funded Palantir Technologies, the American company that provides data to kill people all over the world. It is this CIA-funded company that provides data to Israel’s AI killing machine to kill Palestinian women and children, journalists, UN and other aid agency workers, generously using US bombs, missiles and other weapons. (I actually wanted to write this comment in April after reading this article published by “The Nation” on 12 April 2024)

      https://www.thenation.com/article/world/nsa-palantir-israel-gaza-a

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        Do you remember little Palestinian girl Hind Rajab who was brutally killed by the IDF? Can you believe that the emergency call made by the 6-year old girl pleading to rescue her was possibly used by the CIA-funded Palantir Technologies to locate her and send the information to the Israeli AI killing machine to kill her? What is ridiculous was that the US State Department spokesman Mathew Miller even promised to investigate the matter!
        The IDF has killed over 15,000 children in Gaza within 8 months. In addition to that, over 9,000 children have been injured, many losing an arm or a leg. This is as of 23 December 2023. UNICEF is yet to update its information on the injured children in Gaza. Israel destroying hospitals, fertility clinics, refugee camps and schools targetting women, children and even embryos (Gaza’s largest fertility clinic was blasted by a shell in December 2023 destroying 4,000 embryos) was not a mistake. It is the CIA-funded Palantir Technologies that provides their locations so that Israel could reduce Gaza child population using its AI killing machine. In addition, they use old war crime tactics such as starvation and thirst to kill Palestinians.

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          Why did the United States wait until the IDF killed 36,801 Palestinians and wounded 83,680 in Gaza? First, they expected Iran to intervene in the Gaza war militarily. It didn’t happen. Now, maybe they anticipate Hezbollah to enter the war, which won’t happen either. In the meantime, Israel wants to drag the Gaza war until the US Presidential election is over hoping that Donald Trump will win the race.
          The US Presidential race “at this moment” reminds me of the famous story of a race between a rabbit and a tortoise. By the way, Mr. Biden, you are not the tortoise. Your officials are responsible for switching the lanes.

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    Another ceasefire agreement for Gaza is on the table which coincides with the rescuing of another 4 hostages who were miraculously alive this time. Let’s not forget Palestinian hostages tortured in Israeli prisons.
    The Palestinian Question will not be resolved by a mere ceasefire. The root cause of the Palestine Question was created by the UNSC in 1947 by unlawfully and without the consent of the native Palestinians, allocating the most fertile portion of Palestinian territory to British/European Zionists who named their newly acquired land, Israel. Since then, Israel has tried to seize the rest of the Palestine lands and continually massacred and illegally arrested its lawful inhabitants.
    Israel has absolutely no jurisdiction over Palestinian territories and the United Nations has not regulated Israel’s occupation in Palestine. Therefore, Israel’s military occupation in Palestine is illegal and a blatant violation of the principles of 1907 Hague Regulations, the 1949 Fourth Geneva Convention and the 1977 Additional Protocol to the Geneva Conventions.
    The Palestine Question can only be resolved by a UNSC’s Peace for Palestine Resolution that issues an order for Israel to completely withdraw from Palestinian territories to guarantee Palestinians of their inalienable and inherent right to self-governance on the basis of the UN Resolution 181.

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    Re: the US Presidential race between a rabbit and a tortoise
    I accidentally found this video which is titled as one successful story of President Joe Biden. Yes, accidentally. The world is focusing on Gaza massacres, the latest being Israel’s Nuseirat massacre with the help of the US Intelligence that killed 234 Palestinians and injured 698. Israel is successfully keeping the world away from the Democrats’ election campaign.
    .
    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/6/9/israels-war-on-gaza-live-nightmare-as-hospital-copes-with-nuseirat-dead#:~:text=Israel's%20raid%20on%20the%20Nuseirat,according%20to%20Gaza's%20health%20ministry
    .
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9-q2PWkZKIA

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      In one sentence – “Amerikahu Akbar”.

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