Khalid Amayreh – May 7, 2008
Does Shimon Peres carry the genes of a pathological liar?
The question may sound facetious to many, but Peres’s apparent
inability to distinguish between truth and falsehood makes the
question quite valid.
At 84, Peres continues to dish out a daily staple of lies, including
This week, the “hero” of the Qana-1 massacre, told foreign
correspondents based in Israel that “Hamas was standing in the way of
Well, this is, of course, a blatant lie, to say the least, because
every honest person under the sun, Jew or gentile, knows well that
the main obstacle impeding the realization of peace in the Middle
East has been the intensive colonization of Palestinian land and
unending expansion of Jewish settlements on occupied territories that
belong to another people.
So how can we possibly buy the argument that Hamas is responsible for
the building on the West Bank of hundreds of Jewish settlements,
inhabited by hundreds of thousands of fascist-minded “settlers” who
view non-Jews as animals in the shape of humans who should be
enslaved by the “master race” as water carriers and wood hewers?
To be sure, Hamas is not an organization of angels. However, blaming
the Islamic movement for the liquidation of the two-state solution is
noting short of a pornographic lie.
Indeed, from its very inception, Hamas entrusted “peace negotiations”
to the PLO, and said on numerous occasions that it would live with a
Palestinian state covering the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and East
Moreover, the movement, many of whose leaders have been brutally
murdered by Israel, repeatedly voiced a willingness to reach a
ceasefire with the Israeli occupation army on condition of parity and
Hence, it was Israel – not Hamas – that rejected peace, first by
stealing Palestinian land from rightful proprietors at gunpoint and
then, by pursuing a genocidal assault against the Palestinian
people’s very existence. Needless to say, this ongoing onslaught has
certain hair-raising commonalities with the Nazi onslaught against
European Jewry during the Second World War.
Peres is not stupid, he knows the power of words and the magic of
sound-bites. However, he often doesn’t say what he means, nor does he
mean what he says, all for the purpose of eluding a world that dreads
confronting Zionist lies.
Peres’s conception of “Palestinian state” is incompatible with the
legitimate aspirations of the Palestinian people, as well as being
incompatible with international law and human rights.
“Mr. Peace,” as he is occasionally deceptively dubbed, would like the
Palestinians to “settle for” a deformed, truncated and territorially
discontinuous entity on “parts” of the West Bank, without East
Jerusalem and certainly without the repatriation of millions of
Palestinian refugees who were uprooted from their homes and towns and
villages around this time sixty years ago, in a drama of deportation
and exile that continues to this date.
Hamas, like 99% of Palestinians, does reject such a scandalous
sell-out of inalienable Palestinian rights. Indeed, even Mahmoud
Abbas, the Chairman of the American puppet regime in Ramallah, whom
Israel views as “moderate” and an “acceptable peace partner” openly
rejects such a humiliating surrender to Zionism.
A classical example of the consummate Zionist leader, Peres may think
that deceiving the world and frustrating the hapless Palestinian
Authority regime into capitulating to the Zionist reality will be
good for the Jews and for peace.
He is absolutely wrong. Palestinians may be in a state of weakness at
the present as opposed to Israel, a powerful state that draws much of
its military, economic and technological superiority from its tight
domination of American politics and policies. However, this anomalous
situation can’t be perpetuated forever. Nazi Germany (Israel is
undoubtedly an updated version of the Third Reich despite all the
fanfare and hasbara to the contrary) didn’t last forever. Nor did
diabolical Stalinism, which had much in common with Zionism in
certain respects. A fact that is well known to historians.
Coercing the Palestinians to surrender to Zionism, either through
brute force as Israel has been doing, or economic inducements as
Peres is trying to do, or both, would only keep the embers of
injustice smoldering thinly beneath the surface.
So, what Peres and his ilk view as “Jewish ingenuity” will eventually
be proven an expression of visionless arrogance and poor
In addition to uttering his usual quotable but mendacious sound-bites
about the Palestinians and their enduring plight, Peres is spending
time these days trying to convince the world that Iran is Nazi
Germany number-2 and its President Ahmadinejad is Adolph Hitler.
Well, how could any person with an iota of honesty and rectitude
compare Nazi Germany, which destroyed Europe and caused the death of
tens of millions of people, with Iran, a third world country whose
only “crime” is its refusal to be subservient to the American-Zionist
Besides, it is amply clear that Peres, who played a key role in
introducing nuclear weapons to the Middle East via the French
connection several decades ago, is utterly unqualified to lecture the
world about an alleged Iranian nuclear threat.
To be sure, Israel, which possesses a huge arsenal of hundreds of
nuclear bombs and warheads that are trained toward Teheran, Cairo,
Damascus and Beirut (and perhaps Berlin as well), has no right to
incite the west against the Islamic Republic. In the final analysis,
Iran has an inalienable right to develop nuclear technology and even
nuclear weapons to deter the mad dogs of Zionism, both in Tel Aviv
and in Washington, D.C.
Nuclear weapons, like all weapons of mass destruction, are ugly and
evil. However, America and Israel are first and foremost to blame for
transforming our world into a jungle where one must be a fox, or a
tiger or a venomous cunning snake in order to survive.
Israel claims that it has never threatened to decimate any country or
any people and that its nuclear stockpile is for “peaceful purposes.”
But Israel has been decimating the Palestinian people for sixty years
and some of its leaders who have a Hitlerian mentality are already
threatening to inflict a holocaust on their victims.
For sure, had the Palestinians been strong, Israel would not have
destroyed their towns, demolished their homes, bulldozed their farms
before expelling them to the four corners of the globe.
In conclusion, Peres and other Zionist leaders can’t be trusted to
tell the truth since Zionism and truth are inherently incompatible.
During his stint as Prime Minister in 1996, flowing the assassination
of Yitzhak Rabin, Peres oversaw the Qana-1 massacre in Southern
Lebanon when the Israeli Wehrmacht knowingly and deliberately
murdered more than a hundred Lebanese civilians, including numerous
children who had sought refuge at the UN peace-keeping forces’
headquarters at the village of Qana.
For those who have forgotten or don’t know, neither Peres nor Israel
has had the moral courage to say “sorry.”
Obviously they both lack the moral caliber to do so. And their crimes
are too colossal and too numerous to be atoned for.