By Yossi Schwartz, Internationalist Socialist League (RCIT Section in Israel / Occupied Palestine), 05.02.2020, http://www.the-isleague.com
Trump’s plan is a boomerang hitting Trump-Netanyahu in the face.
We live in a revolutionary period characterized on one hand by an extreme reactionary phase of the ruling classes and the growing struggle of the working class, the poor peasants, the poor urbanized workers and the lower middle class on the other. The outcome of events is the result of the sharpening class struggle. The various reformists and the right wing centrists who are unable to understand it are pushed to the right going through splits and even dissolve themselves sometimes.
In this article we want to analyze the reasons why Trump-Netanyahu's plan is most likely to fail. This plan assumes that Israel is in alliance with Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia will endorse this plan as part of their strategic alliance backed by the USA against Iran. In their calculation they did not expect that the fear from the masses in the Arab states will force these servants of imperialism to denounce the plan. They believed that what they want is what they will get. That the announcement of this plan will secure Netanyahu victory in the coming elections.
The new robbery plan of Donald Trump was received with mixed reaction by the right wing Zionists. Netanyahu’s supporters see it as a great victory, but to the right of Netanyahu , politicians like Bennet, the minister for the security of Israel and Shaked of the “Right Party” see it as a betrayal, as it calls for giving up 70% of the West Bank occupied by Israel in 1967. What is worse from their perspective that the plan mentions a Palestinian state in part of the 1967 occupied lands. General Gantz, the head of the ”Blue and White” Party of the so-called center in Israel, stated on Monday last week that he will work to implement Trump's peace plan for the Middle East immediately after the elections in March. "The president's peace plan is a significant and historic milestone,” he said.
The leader of the left Zionists block (Labor-Meretz –Gheser) opposes the Plan. Peretz explained that this plan will create a bi-national state and what Israel needs is a state with a Jewish majority. A Jewish Democratic state. This racist view is considered in Israel a dangerous extreme left view. Ironically, he added that the left in Israel walk on the road of Rabin. In reality Rabin’s plan was essentially the same as Trump’s plan. Or even worse.
“In September 1989, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak proposed that Israeli and Palestinian delegates meet in Cairo to begin preparation for Palestinian elections. He also publicized his Ten Points Plan for implementation of the Israeli initiative, based on a similar document composed within the Labor Party and given to him by an advisor to Shimon Peres. The Likud rejected Mubarak’s plan, for it included the participation in the elections of Palestinians from East Jerusalem and promoted the exchange of land for peace. Following a visit to Cairo, Rabin proclaimed that the Ten Points Plan was considerate of Israeli requirements, as it did not mention the PLO, nor the right of the Palestinians for self-definition or the establishment of a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.” (1)
In the US, the more reactionary wing of the Democratic party sees the plan as a step in the right direction. Indeed it is another step in the direction of the right. In the direction of the evangelist Christians and the right wing messianic Zionists!
Nancy Patricia Pelosi (D'Alesandro), the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives controlled by the Democratic party representing the reactionary wing of this imperialist party, said that there appears to be a basis for negotiation. She said so during a press conference to discuss the congressional delegation she led to Israel to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz extermination camp. According to Brian Thomas, a journalist with a blog named the Federalist Papers, Pelosi grew up in Baltimore, the daughter of the Democratic Jr. As a young girl, she managed her father's book of people who owed him political favors. According to Thomas Pelosi’s father, Thomas D’Alesandro Jr. was a close associate of the notorious mobster Benjamin “Benny Trotta” Magliono, as well as several other criminals.
We do not have the means to verify it, but one thing is sure he was a very strong supporter of the Zionist movement.
That event in Jerusalem was a carnival of hypocrites. All the representatives of the imperialist butchers and their loyal servants were invited to this orgy. Putin the butcher of the Syrian people, the representative of the small Island “Great Britain”, the president of Germany, the Prime Minister of France the butcher of the blacks in West Africa. Who was not invited? Most of the survivors of the Auschwitz extermination camp. This was exposed by the president of the Ukraine. During the carnival the “Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that he and his delegation will give up their seats at an international Holocaust event in Jerusalem so that survivors of Nazis’ genocide of Jews could attend instead.” (2)
This carnival was a prelude to Trump’s plan.
In the background of this celebration is the ruling class of Israel attempt to build opposition against the international criminal court, which is investigating the war crimes against the Palestinians. During the celebration, Netanyahu the P.M of Israel called for sanctions against ICC officials that in Israel the International Criminal Court is considered an Anti-Semitic. (3)
Another reason for the gathering was to solicit support for Trump-Netanyahu scheme to annex parts of the West –Bank occupied by Israel in 1967.
The third motive why all these imperialists and their servants participated in this carnival but not the least is the campaign allegedly against Anti-Semitism which is used by these hypocrites to attack all progressive movements and political figure who oppose the crimes of Israel against the Palestinians by branding them as Anti-Semites. We saw it in Britain in the case of the left wing in British labor party where 300 left wing members were removed from the party and we see it in the USA in the case of Sanders and the four elected women who support the Palestinians: Omar Ihad Minnesota), Rashida Tlaib (Michigan), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (New York) and Ayanna Pressley (Massachusetts) These women are in the more left wing of the Democratic Party. In July last year, Trump said about them: "When will the Radical Left Congresswomen apologize to our Country, the people of Israel and even to the Office of the President, for the foul language they have used, and the terrible things they have said,” Trump tweeted. “So many people are angry at them & their horrible & disgusting actions! We all know that AOC and this crowd are a bunch of Communists, they hate Israel, they hate our own Country, they’re calling the guards along our Border (the Border Patrol Agents) Concentration Camp Guards, they accuse people who support Israel as doing it for the Benjamin’s. they are Anti-Semitic, they are Anti-America, we don’t need to know anything about them personally, talk about their policies. I think they are American citizens who are duly elected that are running on an agenda that is disgusting, that the American people will reject."
The more left leaning wing of the Democratic party opposes Trump’s plan. Berni Sanders tweeted: “The United States can bring unequaled leadership to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but we must use that leadership to promote a just and durable agreement. Any acceptable peace deal must be consistent with international law and multiple UN resolutions.It must end the Israeli occupation and enable Palestinian self-determination in an independent state of their own alongside a secure Israel. Trump's so-called 'peace deal' doesn't come close, and will only perpetuate the conflict. It is unacceptable.”
Senator Elizabeth Warren tweeted out that “Trump's ‘peace plan’ is a rubber stamp for annexation and offers no chance for a real Palestinian state."…“Releasing a plan without negotiating with Palestinians isn't diplomacy, it's a sham. I will oppose unilateral annexation in any form—and reverse any policy that supports it.”
Ilhan Omar tweeted “This is not a peace plan. It is theft. It is erasure. https://twitter.com/jstreetdotorg/status/1222216530747891713”
Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) retweeted a post from human rights attorney Noura Erakat: “They want to put us in permanent, high-tech cages and call it peace.”
The problem with these politicians is that they remain in the Democratic Party and have spread the illusion that the Democratic Party in power will stop the Israeli state from oppressing the Palestinians. Let us remember for example that Obama guaranteed funding from the State Department and Pentagon accounts each year for the next decade, starting in 2018. The package was a follow-on to the $30 billion, 10-year memorandum of understanding signed in 2007.
“In Europe, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrel said that the E.U. will study the Deal of the Century and that it “urges both sides to show a sincere commitment to a two state solution,” Channel 13 reported. British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab stated “This is clearly a serious proposal, reflecting extensive time and effort… We encourage them (the Israeli and Palestinian leaders) to give these plans genuine and fair consideration, and explore whether they might prove a first step on the road back to negotiations. Jürgen Hardt, a foreign policy spokesman for Angela Merkel's CDU/CSU alliance in parliament, said that while he welcomed Trump "sticking with the two-state solution," he also worried that "probably some of the demands he mentioned towards Palestinians concerning the territories will not open the door for negotiations. The Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas rejected the Trump plan as soon as it was unveiled on Tuesday, saying a Palestinian state without Jerusalem was impossible. Hamas and the Islamic Jihad quickly rejected US President Donald Trump’s plan after it was unveiled Tuesday, saying “all options” were open to respond to it.” (4)
Very strong words but the so called security arrangements between the Israeli forces of oppression and the armed forces of the PA aiming at preventing a new intifada will continue.
The Arab League and especially Egypt and Saudi Arabia were ready to support Trump but these servants of US imperialism were afraid from the rebelling masses and of the possible new Intifada and thus they announced they oppose the plan.
A person has to be blind not to realize that only solution is a well-coordinated revolutionary struggle of the masses in the Arab states and Iran led by a revolutionary leadership of the working class that will establish red democratic state from the river to the sea in Palestine that will replace the Zionist state from the river to the sea. The result of the working class revolution of the region that will form a socialist federation of the Middle East.
DOWN WITH THE THEFT PLAN OF THE CENTURY!
FOR A NEW POPULAR INTIFADA A PART OF THE REGIONAL UPRISING OF THE MASSES!
BREAK THE SECURITY AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PA AND ISRAEL!
NO VOTE FOR ANY ZIONIST PARTY IN THE COMING ELECTIONS!
FOR A RED DEMOCRATIC PALESTINE!
1) Peace Initiative of the National Unity Government the Israeli Parliament document https://www.knesset.gov.il/lexicon/eng/peace_init_eng.htm
For other articles from the RCIT on Palestine and the Middle East see:
Israel / Occupied Palestine: Trump's "Peace" Plan
By Adam Smith, Internationalist Socialist League (RCIT Section in Israel / Occupied Palestine), 29 January 2019, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/africa-and-middle-east/israel-occupied-palestine-trump-s-peace-plan/
Israel is in the Worst Crisis Ever
A Statement of the Internationalist Socialist League (RCIT Section in Israel / Occupied Palestine), 25 November 2019, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/africa-and-middle-east/israel-is-in-the-worst-crisis-ever/
The Israeli Government Plays With Fire
A Statement of the Internationalist Socialist League (RCIT Section in Israel / Occupied Palestine), 12 November 2019, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/africa-and-middle-east/the-israeli-government-plays-with-fire/
The Revolution in Lebanon as Part of the International Uprising
By the Internationalist Socialist League (RCIT Section in Israel / Occupied Palestine), 29 October 2019, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/africa-and-middle-east/revolution-in-lebanon-is-part-of-international-uprising/
Lebanon: A Revolutionary Situation
By Yossi Schwartz, Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT), 20.10.2019, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/africa-and-middle-east/lebanon-a-revolutionary-situation/
Iranian General Soleimani: Neither Anti-Imperialist nor Pro-People
By Michael Pröbsting, International Secretary of the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT), 14 January 2020, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/africa-and-middle-east/iranian-general-soleimani-neither-anti-imperialist-nor-pro-people/