By Tariq A. Al-Maeena – Jeddah
At an international conference in London dubbed ‘Terrorism: alternative global perspectives’, Alan Hart, the author of ‘Zionism: the Real Enemy of the Jews’, stated that ‘The United States is supporting Israeli-sponsored terrorism in the Middle East’,
Speaking at the conference organized by the Center for the Study of Terrorism (CFSOT) in London to explore the comprehensive effects of the US ‘global war on terror’, he added that the Israeli regime, with blanket approval of Washington ‘simply ignores the United Nations resolutions concerning the violation of Palestinians’ rights’.
Hart, a noted British expert on Middle East affairs and a former television executive who once held the post of Controller of BBC One expressed his alarm at the absolute lack of veracity of the spin machines of the western media when it came to reporting on Israeli ambitions and atrocities. ‘The world is poling apart. There is only one way to confront with the double standards of the West and that is informing people about the realities of the history,’ he said.
He also noted that for the past six decades after creation of the state of Israel, the United States had blocked most anti-Israel resolutions at the Security Council, in spite of gross and often barbaric violations against the Palestinians. The annals of injustice accorded the Palestinians had no such previous parallels.
Referring to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, he described it an analogy to the long drawn out British-Irish conflict whereby the British government moved the Scottish people in Northern Ireland to occupy it gradually. ‘A similar situation exists in Palestine where the Jews are occupying Muslim lands,’ he said, placing the blame squarely on the shoulders of former British premier Tony Blair’s foreign policy and his close alliance with the US president George Bush for spreading terrorism and extremism across the world.
Urging Muslims to stand against Islamophobia ‘which is currently spreading across the world’, Hart also expressed his concern that Iran is a victim of collusion among the policy makers in Washington, London and Tel Aviv while ‘it is constantly targeted by the propaganda war of the US media’.
In his latest book, Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews, Hart expands on how such a collusion is leading to a countdown between civilizations and how it could be prevented. He is a firm believer of the notion that what peacemaking needs above all else is some truth, ‘about many things but, especially, the difference between Zionist mythology and real history, and the difference between Judaism and Zionism and thus why it is perfectly possible to be passionately anti-Zionist without being in any way, shape or form anti-Semitic.’
Hart’s words should be seriously well thought-out by those who would like to get to the truth behind Middle East politics and understand how the US has gradually has fallen from grace among the Arab masses, as he words come as no new news to most of us in the region.
A fiercely independent thinker, Hart has held many private conversations with key players on both sides of the conflict including Golda Meir, Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat.
During Carter’s presidency, Alan Hart established covert diplomatic maneuvers to get started an exploratory dialogue going between Arafat and Peres as the US President found it difficult to advance the peace process by institutional diplomacy because of the Zionist lobby’s awesome influence on American politics and politicians.
When asked if the Israeli lobby would not seek to discredit him as they had done so with many scholars before him when it came to protecting their interests and preventing the truth from being told, Hart’s answer was: “I have three children and, when the world falls apart, I want to be able to look them in the eye and say, ‘Don’t blame me. I tried.’”
Hell, he says, “is when you know that the end of your life is approaching and that you have not used your talents and resources as well as you could have done to make a difference – i.e. when you realize upon reflection that you have wasted your life. Heaven is contemplation of the approach of death without fear because you know that, on balance, you’ve done your best to make a difference.”
It is a uncompromising statement, one that should be carefully considered by the two politicians currently vying for the US presidency.
-Tariq A. Al-Maeena is a Saudi socio/political commentator. He contributed this article to PalestineChronicle.com. Contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.