Trump in Bethlehem


Mazin Qumsiyeh – TRANSCEND Media Service

20 May 2017 – President Trump is in Saudi Arabia where he will instruct his puppets then go to apartheid Israel where get further instructions from his masters. He will do a token visit to Bethlehem Tuesday [23 May] and desecrate the city of the Prince of Peace with his entourage of racist Zionists. I wish I was there to join demonstrations against this symbol of hypocrisy (I am still in Europe). Everyone now knows that the US government, Israel, and the Saudi regime have been the biggest perpetrators of terrorism and genocide in the world.

This is to serve one interest and one interest only: money.  Just to emphasize this, the US arms industry (owned largely by Zionists) will get US$ 110 billion deal (bribe) from the Saudis. Kushner is very happy as are all the rich profiteers around Donald Trump. The neoconservatives in Washington may have some differences among themselves (hence the frenzy by the establishment media around Russia-Trump connections). But make no mistake about it; it is a difference as between rival gangsters. Meanwhile the price of getting the rich richer grows in human lives. Thousands of civilians are killed in places like Yemen, Gaza, and Syria.

There is a sick collusion of fascists ruling Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Israel, and the USA. Sometimes, it almost seems surrealistic. For example the way Erdogan’s body guards broke through the barricades and attacked peaceful demonstrators in Washington DC while he looked on was bizarre (where is the US justice system from all of this?).  But the empire is facing resistance and failing. There is a retreat of US/Israel created ISIS in Iraq and Syria and Saudi puppet forces (mercenaries) are bogged down Vietnam style  in Yemen. Iraq, Syria, Iran, and its supporters like Russia and China are withstanding years of assault. Trump’s mission to wage war on Iran for Israel will not work any better than Bush’s war on Iraq for Israel. Times are changing though the imperialist mentality still persists.

In 1916, the two great powers at the time Britain and France drew the Sykes/Picot agreement carving up the Arab world (divide and conquer). In 1917 they pledged their support for Zionism in the form of the Balfour and Jules Cambon declarations partly as quid pro quo to get the Zionists to drag the US into WWI. The US shortly joined not just the bloody war but the support of Zionism. These powers then held the San Remo conference in 1920 that focused on furthering the divide and conquer strategy followed immediately by appointing the first Jewish Zionist (Herbert Samuels) to rule and ethnically cleanse Palestine. In the intervening 100 years, nearly 200 million died needlessly (not counting one child dying every six seconds of hunger today) to profit the elites which have been called by various names but can be summed up as a military-industrial-banking complex (increasingly changing from WASP dominated to Zionist dominated). Alas history ignored is history repeated…..


Mazin Qumsiyeh, associate professor of genetics and director of cytogenetic services at Yale University School of Medicine, is founder and president of the Holy Land Conservation Foundation and ex-president of the Middle East Genetics Association. He won the Raymond Jallow Activism Award from the national Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee in 1998. He is co-founder and national treasurer of Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition, and has written extensively about the Middle East. Qumsiyeh is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace, Development and Environment, author of Sharing the Land of Canaan and Popular Resistance in Palestine, a professor at Bethlehem University and director of the Palestine Museum of Natural History in Bethlehem.


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This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 22 May 2017.

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4 Responses to “Trump in Bethlehem”

  1. rosemerry says:

    A very strong statement from an experienced and knowledgeable writer whose words need to be heard by so many wilfully ignorant participants in the destructive acts needlessly destroying people and lands in the “Middle East” and elsewhere.

  2. Steve says:

    “racist Zionists”

    “owned largely by Zionists”

    “US/Israel created ISIS”

    “Zionists to drag the US into WWI”

    “Zionist dominated”

    And so on.

    You are aware that this disgusting shxxload of nonsense only helps Netanyahu and co, aren’t you?

  3. In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
    The truth sometimes is indeed irritating.
    and this link of more detailed analysis may be of interest to you (that is if you really care about the truth)
    also read the book by Mearsheimer and Walt and the one by Paul Findley
    As for helping Netanyahu, he needs no help as he only remains in power through fascism and racism. Just yesterday 60,000 racist supporters roamed the streets of illegally occupied Jerusalem.

    May we transcend the fear to find the truth and challenge the injustice, colonioalism, and racism.
    Best wishes always.