How the Israeli War on Gaza Makes the US Morally and Politically Bankrupt?


Mahboob A. Khawaja – TRANSCEND Media Service

The US and Israel are at Odds–How to End the Gaza War?

29 Mar 2024 – Wars are paradoxes of conflicting political and individualistic interests – gains in the present and loss in the future. At times America supports Israel as if a child of a surrogate mother but knows little of what puzzles are in play by PM Netanyahu’s naive egoism. Understanding the imperatives of power and influence, President Biden is unable to maneuver Netanyahu to peace and co-existence with Arabs and Palestine. The Two States solution remains a fake illusion.American history narrates viable concepts of morality, good and wrong and voices of reason but not implied to Gaza. Wars and continued conflicts are lifelines for the Israeli leadership. The UNSC Resolution(3/24/24)calls for an “immediate ceasefire” in Gaza and unrestricted supplies of humanitarian aid but world’s most hated and feared are at crossroads of lost fame and political power.The supplies of weapons of mass destruction to Israel without any check and balances  create a new unilateral dynamic of complicit aggression and violations of all the international civilized accords on war and peace.

Where are the so-called International Humanitarian Law and the protocols of the Geneva Conventions offering protection to civilians in war against forced displacement, functional hospitals and medical professionals, and supplies of unrestrained foods and other necessities for human survival? There is no conversation to end the war. Unlikely as it seems any US intervention to stop Israel carnage to Rafah as President Biden would need AIPAC money and support to win the elections. Both Biden and Secretary Blinken playing with time to allow PM Netanyahu’s political failure to achieve military objectives in Gaza. None is committed to peace with Palestinians. An Israeli Professor and Rabbi of Philosophy and Religions narrates his story to this author, why he left Israel seeking a new life in Canada. There was no peace and normalcy in life…. Jews are divided, atheist, secular, Zionists and lost precepts of the faith of Moses – the Divine Judaism. Israeli leaders are misleading people for their own political power,not for the good of Israeli masses or for peace or a sustainable future. Israel, to the Rabbi, could be at an edge of unknown disasters of survival in the Middle East unless it rethinks and reshapes its policies and practices to co-exist with the people of Palestine.

The Arab-Muslim leaders live in dark ages, just puppets of the US – a scum floating on a torrent. The Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman called Jared Kushner a friend to do business and normalize relations with Israel but Kushner advocates “ethnic cleansing” of the people of Gaza. “Trump Son-in-Law Jared Kushner Calls for Ethnic Cleansing of Gaza to ‘Finish the Job” (Common Dreams – TRANSCEND Media Service : 3/25/24), explains Jake Jonson: Kushner, who served as a key Middle East adviser to Trump, said that Gaza’s “waterfront property could be very valuable” and urged Israel to “clean it up.”…. that if he were in charge of Israeli policy, he would push Gaza civilians into Egypt or Israel’s Negev desert—a proposal that critics denounced as ethnic cleansing.

 Israel Pursues Political Objectives by Military Assaults

Although today’s UN-SC Resolution agrees to an “immediate ceasefire”, Israeli leaders have a different agenda. The perpetuated insanity ‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 170: Israeli assaults against al-Shifa, Nasser, and al-Amal Hospitals and kills 170 people and arrests 800 innocent civilians. How else do you see cruelty and insane political actions emerging across Gaza? Suspicious and embittered PM Netanyahu unleashing violent assumptions of hatred, animosities for his own political survival, while Israeli protesters in Tel Aviv demand his resignation and change. Are the Israeli leaders purging America and its history of national freedom and democratic values? The ICJ had ordered Israel to report back on the alleged “Genocide” judgment but insulting common sense the US denied its premise.

Brett Wilkins (“Draft UN Report Finds Israel Has Met Threshold for Genocide.” Common Dreams:3/25/24), states that: “Israel’s genocide on the Palestinians in Gaza is an escalatory stage of a long-standing settler-colonial process of erasure.” The UNHRC report found “reasonable grounds to believe” that Israel is committing genocide in Gaza, a move that came on the same day as the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution demanding an immediate cease-fire in the ongoing war. The Anatomy of a Genocide—concludes that Israel’s far-right government and military “have intentionally distorted jus in bello principles, subverting their protective functions, in an attempt to legitimize genocidal violence against the Palestinian people.”

America and Israel are fearful of the phenomenon of change as it could make them obsolete and misfit for the future even with all the imaginary power and monetary influence.They are bewildered with no sense of time, strengths and weaknesses – how to collaborate for an uncertain future. Do civilizations grow out of moral mire, tyranny and military conquests? America according to its thinking hubs lost more than it gained by supporting Israel unequivocally. Sigmund Freud (Civilization and its Discontent, 1930), noted that: “the inclination to aggression is an original self-subsisting instinctual disposition in man, and that it constitutes the greatest impediment to civilization.” Consequent to the Israeli bloodbath of civilians in Gaza, all futuristic imagination of peace with Arabs is gone. Was the discovery of “oil” an obsession – a stigma, a conspiracy (“fitna”) to forfeit the Arab culture and Islamic civilization? Please see: “How Arab Leaders Betray Islam and Defy the Logice of Political Change, Peace and Security.”

Every beginning has its end but nothing in sight how America wants to end the war and how Israel prefers its own agenda to surprise the American political intellect.  Despite the UN reports of famine and starvation of people of Gaza, shocking as is to discover, there is no UNO workable mechanism, no Arab -Muslim leaders and no armies to protect the people of Gaza and the West Bank. Jerome Irwin (“America Is Israel, Israel Is America, and the Military-Industrial Corporate Fascism Is What It Is”: Global Research: 3/01/24), author of The Wild Gentle Ones; A Turtle Island Odyssey, a  criminology professional and a Canadian-American former CIA agent explains: What is happening today to the Palestinians in their former homelands of Palestine can be likened to what happened to indigenous Indians, Black slaves and Mexican peasants in the 18th & 19th century history books of America and Canada’s Wild West or Southern ante-bellum states. ……Yet now in 2024, thanks to America’s latest shipment of 2,000-pound bombs to Israel’s settler-colonial racist apartheid state, its Zionists are able to even more effectively kill or wipe out whole families, villages, refugee camps and settlements of Palestinians; ruthlessly pushing aside, or totally removing, whatever still recalcitrant defenders still remain in their former territories.

The Earth is a  Divine Hub of Human Life, Survival and a Trust, Those Bombing and Destroying it are Sadistic People

The earth is living and spins at 1670 km per hour and orbits the Sun at 107,000 km per hour. Imagine, if this spinning fails, what consequences could occur to the living beings on Earth. Think again, about the average distance of earth from moon is 93 million miles -the distance of Moon from Earth is currently 384,821 km equivalent to 0.002572 Astronomical Units. Earth is a “trust” to mankind for its existence, sustenance of life, survival, progress and future-making. Wherever there is a trust, there is accountability.The Divine warning (Chapter 7: 56: The Quran), warns: Do no mischief on the Earth after it hath been set in order, but call on God with fear and longing in hearts; For the Mercy of God is always near to those who do good. (44:38-39), the reminder is explicit: We created not the Heavens and the Earth; And all between them merely in idle sport. We created them not, Except for just ends. But most of them do not understand.The Divine Message  (Quran:40:64),clarifies:

It is God Who made for you the Earth as a resting place and the sky as a canopy; And has given you shape and made your shapes beautiful, And has provided for your Sustenance, of things pure and good; Such is God your Lord. So Glory to God, The Lord of the Worlds.

And killing of innocent people is prohibited in the Ten Commandments (Torah):

‘Thou shalt not kill’ (Exod. 20:13; also Deut. 5:17). Jewish law views the shedding of innocent blood very seriously, and lists murder as one of three sins (along with idolatry and sexual immorality), that fall under the category of yehareg ve’al ya’avor – meaning “One should let himself be killed rather than violate it.”According to Rabbi Judah Loew of Prague: ‘Jewish law forbids the killing of innocent people, even in the course of a legitimate military engagement.

The War on Gaza is a stigma of political survival for PM Netanyahu as the Ultra Nationalist groups aligned with him continuously violate the sanctity of Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Arab-Muslim leaders are simply the spectators watching the provocations. Please see:

Al-Aqsa Mosque Waiting for the Arab Leaders.” 

Intelligent leaders always heed voices of reason and rational advice but American and Israeli’s  warmongering and crimes against humanity are contrary to the Nature of Things. Netanyahu and Biden both lack the capacity and foresight to end the war or win the unthinkable consequences.Our failure to grasp the compelling realities of Israeli atrocities against the helpless 2.9 million civilians of Gaza makes us feel to be standing at some of the darkest timeline of history.More than 31,000 deaths, 71,000 injured, 14,000 children killed and destruction of infrastructures could have been avoided if reason and honest policies were implied to the crisis. The time and opportunities call for urgent rethinking and reshaping  of new visions and creative ideas to reject violence, genocide and vengeance as contrary to the nature of humanity, peace and intellect. We, the People of Global Conscience and thinkers share seamless common bonds of truth, universal morality and being One Humanity and must reject tyranny of war and genocide as a means to solve political problems and stand united to facilitate dialogue and globalization of one people for conflict resolution and peace-making.


Dr. Mahboob A. Khawaja specializes in international affairs-global security, peace and conflict resolution and has spent several academic years across the Russian-Ukrainian and Central Asian regions knowing the people, diverse cultures of thinking and political governance and a keen interest in Islamic-Western comparative cultures and civilizations, and author of several publications including the latest: One Humanity and the Remaking of Global Peace, Security and Conflict Resolution,  Dec 2019.

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