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“Israel is Winning Battles, Hamas is Winning the War.”

So ran the headline in the Jerusalem Post atop an analysis of the Gaza war, which began, “The IDF is registering great achievements in Operation Guardian of the Walls, but meanwhile the house appears to be collapsing from within.”

Hard to disagree.

Consider this New York Times commentary about Israel’s prime minister from the runner-up to the Democratic presidential nominee in the primaries of 2016 and 2020, Sen. Bernie Sanders:

“Mr. Netanyahu has cultivated an increasingly intolerant and authoritarian type of racist nationalism …(and) legitimized these forces … by bringing them into the government. … Racist mobs that attack Palestinians on the streets of

Jerusalem now have representation in its Knesset.”

Sanders’ wing of the party is moving toward the Palestinian side of the conflict. “Israeli air strikes killing civilians in Gaza is an act of terrorism,” says Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.

Tweets Michigan’s Rep. Rashida Tlaib: “Israel targeting media sources is so the world can’t see Israel’s war crimes led by the apartheid-in-chief Netanyahu. It’s so the world can’t see the killing of babies, children and their parents. It’s so the world can’t see Palestinians being massacred.”

Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan concurs: “We cannot just condemn rockets fired by Hamas and ignore Israel’s state-sanctioned police violence against Palestinians — including unlawful evictions, violent attacks on protestors & the murder of Palestinian children … US aid should not be funding this violence.”

While Israeli attacks are killing Hamas commanders and destroying the sites from which Hamas has fired 3,000 rockets, Israel is suffering serious and intangible losses.

Palestinians in Jerusalem and on the West Bank have risen in solidarity with Arabs and Muslims in Gaza. A dozen were slain last week.

Arab citizens of Israel are daily fighting Jews in cities like Jaffa, Acre and Lod. Writes the Post: “With riots shaking all parts of Israel,” the country “is being torn apart from within.”

Beyond Gaza, Jerusalem, the West Bank and Israel, Lebanese and Jordanians are protesting on the border. In U.S. and European cities like Berlin, London, Paris and Madrid, protesters numbering in the thousands and tens of thousands are marching in solidarity with the Palestinians and condemnation of Israel as a racist and an “apartheid” regime.

Saturday’s morning attack that brought down Gaza’s 12-story tower that housed the Associated Press and Al Jazeera caused a backlash in much of Western media against Israel, which claims the building contained an Hamas intelligence center and was a legitimate target.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Joe Biden have come out in defense of Israel’s right to attack sites from which rockets are being fired into Israel. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, however, has been more muted in backing Israel’s attacks on Gaza.

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The GOP seems more solidly behind Israel. More than three dozen Senate Republicans last week urged Biden to “unequivocally” support Israel’s right to defend itself and to “immediately” end negotiations with Iran on sanctions relief, charging Tehran with supporting terrorist activity by Hamas against Israel.

In a letter to Biden, 44 Republican senators wrote:

“Over the past couple days, Palestinian terrorists in Gaza, who are funded by Iran, have launched a series of rocket attacks into Israel. They are targeting Israeli civilians and cities, including Israel’s capital Jerusalem.”

Where Israel goes from here, however, is currently unclear.

President Donald Trump’s Abraham Accords, in which the UAE, Bahrain, Morocco and Sudan established relations with Israel, appear now to be on hold.

For, on Sunday, a statement by the 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation called for an immediate halt to what it described as Israel’s barbaric attacks on Gaza and blamed “systematic crimes” against the Palestinians for the fighting which has lasted for a week.

The OIC statement came after a virtual meeting in which Saudi Arabia condemned Israel’s violation of the sanctity of Muslim holy sites and evictions of Palestinians from their homes in East Jerusalem.

Clearly, the principal winner from this conflict is Bibi Netanyahu, who was within days of being replaced as prime minister by an opposition coalition when fighting erupted. He is now seen by Israelis as a decisive war leader, defending the country from thousands of rockets and severely pushing the enemies firing those rockets.

As for the two-state solution to which the world has been committed for decades, that prospect seems further from reality than ever.

Having seen what Hamas is capable of and willing to do, what Israeli will be eager to enter a peace agreement with the Palestinians that would mean vacating much of the West Bank, sharing Jerusalem as the capital of both countries, and a Palestinian right of return to lands from which their families were driven in the 1948-1949 Israeli War of Independence, which Palestinians remember as the Nakba, or catastrophe.

A military truce may be at hand, but that is all it will be — a truce before the next round of fighting.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

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  1. No thinking person will ever support the so called two state solution, meaning the conversion of Palestine into a Bantustan for the zionazi pseudostate to use as a source of slave labour while ruthlessly stealing its resources, a dump for expelling Israeli Palestinians, and to grab land whenever necessary, just as the zios’ paymasters in Amerikastan did with the Native Americans whose territories they had recognised as independent countries in the 19th century.

    • Agree: Ann Nonny Mouse
  2. R.C. says:

    I don’t consider myself familiar with what’s going on in IsRaHell/Gaza/Palestine, but I find self wondering Bibi v. ‘Hamas’? Isn’t the latter supposedly doing whatever the former orders?
    R.C.

    • Replies: @Ann Nonny Mouse
  3. Renoman says:

    Shame on the USA for supporting these criminal assholes!

    • Agree: Ann Nonny Mouse
  4. “Israel must become the 51st state –the earlier the better !! ” stated Itzak Cohen and he knows his stuff.

    • Replies: @Ann Nonny Mouse
  5. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Joe Biden have come out in defense of Israel’s right to attack sites from which rockets are being fired into Israel. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, however, has been more muted in backing Israel’s attacks on Gaza.

    The GOP seems more solidly behind Israel. More than three dozen Senate Republicans last week urged Biden to “unequivocally” support Israel’s right to defend itself and to “immediately” end negotiations with Iran on sanctions relief, charging Tehran with supporting terrorist activity by Hamas against Israel.

    Here’s a way to clear this up for Red+Blue voters: invite Mr. Netanyahu back for another joint address to the Congress, and see which party gives him the most standing ovulations. The (likely) tie-breaker could be who’s the last to stop clapping at the end, like one of those dance marathons Mr. Buchanan might remember.

    Never mind, not enough time — the Most Important Election Ever’s less than 18 months away.

  6. “Israeli war of independence”? What twaddle! There was NO war of independence. Only the gullible fall for that. There was a UNGA partition recommendation and the Jewish partition did not come under attack by Arab armies. The latter were defending the Palestinians against a Jewish war of aggression outside that partition, a war of conquest, not a war of independence!

    So says Ilan Pappe in The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine.

    The British mandate had ended and the British forces still there were standing mute. Definitely no War of Independence.

    • Agree: rgl
  7. @R.C.

    No. My understanding is that Israel in effect created Hamas as a divide and conquer ploy to disrupt the peace process when peace was getting terribly close. But Israel never controlled Hamas.

  8. @GomezAdddams

    The completely idiotic American electoral system should be fixed. Then Cohen wouldn’t want that.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  9. BADmejr says:

    I don’t really see how Hamas benefits from this.

    • Replies: @Sean
    , @showmethereal
  10. @Ann Nonny Mouse

    You’re right, sir/ma’am. HAMAS was created by the zios in order to weaken the PLO. However, it proved to be a too successful attempt because HAMAS totally overshadowed the PLO, including electorally. Unfortunately, HAMAS still cooperates with the zios when convenient, and has repeatedly cracked down on the lines of Islamic Jihad and the PFLP, which are groups innocent of zionazi invention or control.

  11. It really is just 2 gangs fighting a turf warfare. Israel only has 9 million citizens. That is smaller than many cities. They certainly don’t deserve billions of dollars each year from the USA. But then, they do give a lot of bribes and kick backs to those politicians to keep that gravy train rolling. They all deserve the destruction that is coming for them on Judgment Day.

    • Disagree: rgl
    • Replies: @Badger Down
  12. There will never be peace in the world until every group has their own sovereign nation, and they should guard it like hell when they get it. Palestinians, Jews, White Christians, godless liberal whites, Black Christians, etc. I know even when they get their own nation they still badger each other like the Sunni and Shite Muslims. But having a home helps. Like the Balkans of Eastern Europe. Like what Hungary is doing now.

  13. nsa says:

    Everything that is wrong with whites is summarized in the twaddle of Papist Paddy. What a tool, showing less brains and courage than your average house cat. Even well into his eighties and with little to lose, he is still too self-serving and fearful to name the vile jew Cock Cutter Cultists and their demented chrissie acolytes as the main domestic and foreign enemy of whites. Instead, the old fool spews out silly vacuous screeds, filled with shallow euphemisms and pronoun propaganda. Shame on you, Paddy……..

  14. mijj says:

    “war” ..?

    Why call a massacre a “war”. What’s the intention behind this devious misuse of terms??

  15. Israel does not have the right to defend itself, any more than a criminal who invaded your home has a right to live in your master bedroom. It may have the ability to defend itself, but it does not have the right. That right belongs to the occupied peoples, the Palestinians.

    Of course this distinction is moot when Israel acts in such a brazenly offensive manner. Who do they think they’re kidding? Oh that’s right, Pat told us, mostly pious Republicans.

    • Agree: Harold Smith, rgl
    • Replies: @Rogue
  16. The only people who support the Two (21) State “solution” are western politicians, local-Arab would-be government kleptocrats, and Israeli leftists (politically repudiated).

    Even if the IDF line about that media tower being an Jihadi front were a total lie, I would still support Israel’s reducing the structure to rubble (and without warning).

    Trump was so right to call journalists: “The world’s most dishonest people.” Whenever I hear about some journalist KIA, let’s just say that I’m not moved to tears.

    The only reliable information that a reporter can provide is where to find the driest martini in town.

    • Troll: rgl
    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  17. Jokem says:
    @Ann Nonny Mouse

    Chane the constitution so the state legislatures choose the electors. That way no fraudulent votes can go unchallenged. Legislators votes will be public knowledge and if not tabulated properly the legislator can call fraud.

  18. lloyd says: • Website

    Where does Hamas get its rockets from? They can’t be manufacturing them. I can understand their fire kites. It’s a bit like where do all the drugs in American cities come from. They are not manufactured there either. Oh that’s right. Gary Webb reported the CIA imported drugs into the cities. Drugs destroy self help and make small time dealers criminals. The cities can be gentrified. In Gaza, the rockets make Hamas a force to reckon with. Reverse but again who benefits?

  19. These fantastic protests taking place in London, New York, Toronto, Chicago, etc. have revealed the strength in numbers of the Palestinian diaspora. I went to the protest event in downtown Toronto on May 15th where thousands of people were draped in Palestinian flags. This is what I saw:

    First, this is exactly the kind of event where right-of-center white men like me can feel right at home. Sure, there are a few “Queers for Palestine” types tagging along and a couple of BLM losers here and there, but not enough of them to ruin the event. These wokeist types were literally standing in the background and you could tell they felt out of place. This was a true nationalist, anti-Zionist event! Palestinian men almost exclusively ignore the woke fringe elements, although the Palestinian women sometimes give their causes lip service.

    Hundreds of Palestinian men were leading Islamic chants which lasted throughout the night in a town square named after our city’s first Jewish mayor. By the end of the evening, it felt like everyone was taking part in a Hamas recruitment rally. The atmosphere was quite intoxicating.

    Despite thousands of young people in the prime of their lives from both sexes congregating together on a hot Saturday night, there were no drugs or alcohol to be seen. The worst vices I saw on display were a few Arab guys smoking cigarettes. That was it. The Palestinian men behaved liked real gentlemen towards their womenfolk. No groping, sexual assaults, or perversions on display. This despite the fact that Westernized Palestinian women are very sultry looking and often like to dress sexy.

    I’d say around 70% of the Middle Easterners present at the rally were true Palestinians while the other 30% were Turks, Syrians, Lebanese, etc. Some of these people from the greater Middle Eastern diaspora carried Palestinian flags with them. This flag is the most evocative anti-ZOG symbol which exists in our world today.

    In the West, Palestinians tend to gravitate to the lower middle class. They love their cars. Many work as mechanics, tow-truck drivers, plumbers or garbagemen. You get the odd Palestinian homo, but the vast majority of the men are real grugs who shun the woke stuff. Unfortunately, Palestinian diaspora women sometimes embrace that intersectionality garbage, thus allowing their movement to be infiltrated by leftist Jews, deviants, dykes, and other undesirables.

    My last point is about the mating possibilities for white men living in our current hellscape. I’ve dated a few Palestinian and Westernized Arab women, and I must say that they generally make better mates than both Asian women and our current decadent white women. They are sweeter, more feminine, have lower notch counts, and are less likely to use drugs. Most of them eventually want to have a family and care about their reputations. On top of that, they are also much more ZOG-aware. You can have an actual worthwhile conversation with a Palestinian woman about international politics, history, culture, religion, literature, language, etc. Most of these women are not open to dating white men, but some of them are. Generally speaking, your life will improve if you date one. Mine has.

    Compare that to dating a tatted-out white whore who only spouts BLM garbage and leftist Jewish talking points. I rest my case.

  20. Phibbs says:

    The Jews bought the politicians in Washington D,C, fairly and squarely — so they should be able to see their puppets kowtow to the criminal Israeli actions and agenda.

    • Agree: rgl
  21. Anonymous[170] • Disclaimer says:

    Israel was formed by terror: illegal Jewish militias using smuggled weapons to kill Arab civilians.

    https://tinyurl.com/3885vfsk

    https://tinyurl.com/wjnf7mw

    Israel corrals Palestinian civilians and freedom-fighters together, then gives the IDF excuses to murder Arab babies claiming Hamas “hides” among civilians.

    Would the USA sit still if terrorized by China, then occupied for 73 years?

    Would China “fire rockets” at the USA if America attacked it like Israel routinely does Arabs?

    Why should Palestinians sit still when shot, bombed, arrested, etc. on their illegally-occupied, stolen land?

    Israelis never miss a chance to give war a chance.

    Why doesn’t the IDF separate itself, locating in the desert so civilian Jews aren’t harmed?

    Why doesn’t America give Palestinians equal weapons?

    Israelis use sophisticated GUIDED missiles to intentionally target Arab civilians.

    Israel…a nuclear-armed nation with modern, world-class weapons…is still given \$4B annually by America. Why? Can’t it cut its own ice?

    Why doesn’t Ireland get Israel’s aid, Eire not invading, killing or occupying others?

    Palestinians need equal weapons, early-warning systems, defenses, shelters, wealth, financial/political backing, and freedom.

    How would Jews act if 2,000 SS Stormtroopers had entered a 1943 Warsaw synagogue eating ham sandwiches? Might they have responded with an uprising/intifada?

    Was the Jew-German “conflict” of 1933-45 a “fair fight,” too?

    Why didn’t all Jews simply leave Europe in 1933?

    Was Germany right to crush Jewish resistance with overwhelming force like it did in Lidice?

    Was Kristallnacht a “measured” response to one Jew killing one Reich minister?

    Was Israel created by fuzzy feelings or terrorism?

    Why do Jews think antisemitism is kosher when practiced against Arabs?

    What will Bibi do when Jews get targeted around the world for crimes committed by their Chosen State?

    • Agree: Exile
  22. Exile says:

    Some of the old Pat showing through today. Good to see.

    Bibi’s faction of Mossadniks have Dancing Shlomo’d this conflict to cement Bibi’s power. The world knows it.

    This is bad for Jews and Israel and good for White people in America and Europe. I’ll take the wins where I can get them.

    Jews concern-trolling for “democracy” re: the tenures of Putin and Lukashenko are conspicuously silent on Bibi’s hegemony in 21st century Israel and these cynical wag-the-dog ploys he always uses to cling to power.

    No White person should be surprised by this hypocrisy by now. It’s who they are and what they do. Degenerate open societies that disenfranchise native populations for you, a “never say you’re sorry b/c Holocaust” ethnostate for Jews.

    Make them pay the price in prestige and moral credibility. Help more people Notice the ugly reality of Zionism.

  23. Events once again transpire to save the evil Netanyahu; but ”Bibi’s” victory may be temporary; ”Bibi” has defied Biden and continued his onslaught; ”Bibi” must still face corruption charges when the crisis is over and now ”Bibi” has a new problem; he has committed war crimes in front of the whole world; the brazeness in which he did so is because he believes his American benefactors will protect him; many countries may arrest ”Bibi” if he travels abroad for war crimes; Biden should grow a pair and tell Netanyahu to cease his atrocities or face a total cut off of US aid but Biden and the US Government are still to controlled by the Zionists for that; but ”Bibi” has made himself a war criminal as well as a regular criminal and his [and Israel’s] time is coming. Americans should wake up; this little client state has never been and is not now our ”ally.”

    • Replies: @rgl
    , @rgl
  24. Sean says:
    @BADmejr

    They get status in their society. Every man wants to be at least seen as a hero. Unfortunately. Hamas are no more able to actually achieve anything positive than the PLO were, because accepting a deal, even such a –in retrospect–good one as the Palestinians were originally offered is not very heroic. The whole Middle East becoming far less important, as is already happening, will be useful reality therapy for the Palestinian militants and the Israeli right.

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  25. rgl says:

    Start a war. An age old tactic to get the people rallying around the flag (leader). As much as it shows Israeli’s aggressive character, it also illustrates Nuttyahoo’s craving for power. He will kill, rob and raze whatever needs to be killed, robbed and razed to keep him in power.

    Israel somehow must be forced back to it’s ’67 borders. All illegal settlements vacated and the land returned to the Palestinians. Palestine to be declared a sovereign state responsible for it’s own defence, it’s own people, and it’s own development.

    Israel (and the USSA): Butt out.

    It’ll happen.

  26. rgl says:
    @Max Maxwell

    I think that if there is an Israeli ‘win’ in it’s current war, Nuttyahoo will remain in power, and indictment-free until the mandate runs outs. The PM enjoys judicial immunity while he is in power.

    If the Palestinians/Hamas can inflict enough damage on Israeli society, then there is a real chance of Nuttyahoo losing his position to take up a new one in an Israeli court.

    Nuttyahoo will scapegoat – read invade and kill – the Palestinians at any time there is s serious judicial challenge facing him.

    As Mr. Buchanan says, this truce is just that. A break in the fighting until Nuttyahoo needs another distraction.

    • Agree: Max Maxwell
  27. @Dennis Gannon

    It’s more like one gang of terrorists stealing your house. You’ve been living in the kitchen, but the “is” has the rest of the house. You used to go fishing with your brother, but the “is” shot him on the beach. Now they’re offering the “hand of peace”, IF you live quietly in the kitchen and they keep the rest of your house, and the yard, and the beach, and the marine access, and mineral rights. Somehow you don’t trust them.

  28. rgl says:
    @Max Maxwell

    “…the brazeness in which he did so is because he believes his American benefactors will protect him…”

    Because he is right. America might moan and drip a bit about the violence, and the odd go nowhere bill – like the one AOC tried to introduce to stop the latest weapons shipment to Israel, and failed – will be brought up to likewise fail. However, in the end, America will tow the Israeli line. Always have, always will.

    What do you say about a government that will sacrifice 34 of it’s own sailors to an attack by said Israel, and … nothing. Absolutely nothing. If the American government will sacrifice it’s own for Israel, what are a few thousand Palestinians?

    • Replies: @lavoisier
  29. Rogue says:
    @Ever Becoming

    Bullshit.

    Of course the Israelis have a right to defend themselves.

    Only weak, defeatist peoples think they don’t.

    The Israelis might be utter scumbags – but the biggest scumbags are in the West!

    Why? Because Israeli Jews are determined to protect their own people. As it should be. By contrast, Western countries are seemingly indifferent to attacks by dusky foreigners on the West’s OWN women and CHILDREN.

    The West is led by atrocious SCUM!!

    Get your moralizing straight. A vigorous people might be in the wrong, but they at least look after their own.

    The people, out of insincere virtue, who do not look after their own – are unquestionably the utter scum of the Earth.

    • Troll: Mulga Mumblebrain
  30. MEexpert says:

    What a disappointing article from Buchanan. His wings have really been clipped. In olden days he would have ripped Bibi apart.

    Washington Examiner is blaming Iran for supplying weapons to Hamas. With Israel blocking all access to Gaza, I wonder how Iran is doing it. Unless it is Israel itself doing it so its agents in the US could blame Iran and goad Biden to attack her.

  31. Israel is becoming what it always was destined to become-a racist, colonial settler, enclave inhabited by various racists, religious xenophobes, arrogant supremacists, crooks of every description escaping justice, and a dwindling band of decent human beings. Their modus operandi ensures an ever worsening moral and spiritual decline. Atrocity, followed by global outrage, followed by much spewing of hatred and accusations of ‘antisemitism’ by the Zionazis and their Sabbat Goy stooges, leading to yet more outrage, and growing reciprocal hatred. But as the Zionazis and Talmudists would be nothing but simply human beings without their hatred, their existential fuel, Bibi et al just lap it up and kill a few more children. Because they can, and because they enjoy it.

  32. @Sean

    The ‘deal’ the Palestinians were offered was crap. Perhaps a coward like you would have accepted permanent quasi-occupation by thugs who see you as insects, but the Palestinians have more self-respect.

    • Replies: @Sean
  33. @Abolish_public_education

    I must say I was most pleased when the jihadi propagandist Marie Colvin got her just desserts. A nassty sentiment, but she was more nassty. I can think of scores of other Western presstitutes I would love to see ‘retired with maximum prejudice’ I’m afraid.

  34. Sean says:
    @Mulga Mumblebrain

    I am not aware of any great life endangering exploits by you for the Palestinians, so it is stolen valour syndrome to proclaim yourself less of a coward than anyone else. You are not a serious person, but rather a type who advances himself by brave words from behind a silly pseudonym even as the living conditions of those you supposedly are supporting inexorably decline. Mahmoud Abbas has openly said that Intifada was a mistake Palestinians are still paying for, and rejecting the 1947 U.N. Palestine plan was profoundly and irreversibly inimical to the interest of Palestinians.

    Anyway, Palestinians didn’t decide, it was surrounding Arab countries who rejected it, probably because they saw an opportunity for territorial aggrandizement. You are are something similar inasmuch you are striking heroic poses and promoting yourself while supporting rejectionism without any coherent strategy to obtain the slightest goal. Palestinian leaders now realize this kind of thing has proved to be catastrophically bad thinking because contrary to what they once thought, no one is going to help them. And yes I think the Israel Right and Hamas want to keep this going for their own benefit. What weird satisfaction you get by futile fulminating onna net I cannot imagine.

    • Agree: Johnny Rico
  35. lavoisier says: • Website
    @rgl

    What do you say about a government that will sacrifice 34 of it’s own sailors to an attack by said Israel, and … nothing.

    What is there to say except that the US government is a slave to Zion. No honor, no loyalty, no decency to the nation and people they ostensibly govern.

    The worst kind of whores are members of our political class–those who betray their own people for the shekels.

    The sooner all Americans wake up to the reality that the greatest threat to their liberty are the whores in Washington, whether Democrat or Republican, the better for all of us.

    Then we can all start to agree that the system is totally broken and perhaps start to fix things.

  36. The only logical thing to do is stay out of this mess – but America is fatally compromised by its powerful Jewish lobby.

    • Agree: Max Maxwell
  37. @BADmejr

    The last time Gaza had elections – Hamas won (oh what’s that about supporting democracy again..??)… The Palestinian Authority was fearing another Hamas win so they cancelled elections last month. When the issues started in Jerusalem the Palestinian Authority looked weak – which is why people started rioting. Hamas retaliating from Gaza by firing rockets and absorbing attacks makes them more popular. So ironically the idea of elections again are even more unlikely.

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