Comrade Mizher: Obama’s AIPAC Speech a Declaration of War on Palestinian Rights
Comrade Jamil Mizher, member of the Central Committee of the Popular Front for the Liberation, said that the speech of US President Barack Obama at the annual conference of AIPAC, the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee, the largest Zionist lobby organization in the US, was a “declaration of war in Washington upon the legitimate national rights of the Palestinian people, our existence and our life in Palestine,” and an attempt to reverse international law and UN resolutions recognizing the rights of our people.
Speaking on May 22, 2011, Comrade Mizher said in an interview on Palestine TV that “Obama’s speech makes his true face – and that of his administration – fully clear. They are aligned fully with the occupying power. At first glance, you may have believed that the speaker you were hearing was Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking on behalf of the Israeli government – he referenced ‘Israeli security’ in his speech 23 times while saying not a word about the national rights – or the security – of the Palestinian people.”
Comrade Mizher further commented that the U.S. president ignored the suffering of thousands of Palestinian prisoners in the dungeons of the occupation, while emphasizing a demand to release captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, captured from a military base launching attacks against women and children in the Gaza Strip.
Comrade Mizher said that all forms of reliance on the U.S. administration must end and illusions be cast aside; it is clear that the U.S. is aligned fully to the occupation. Instead, he said, Palestinians must engage in new policies to confront American policies, reject useless negotiations, and build a strategy based on adherence to national principles and the resistance project in the face of the occupation and U.S. imperialism.
He also called upon the international community to reject U.S. bullying and act to enforce international law and UN resolutions, as these are not subject to bargaining away by any party, and the Palestinian people continue to suffer from the ongoing violations daily through settlement-building, military assaults and ethnic cleansing at the hands of the extremist right-wing regime of Netanyahu.
Comrade Mizher also noted that the U.S. government and the Israeli occupation are united in their opposition to any Palestinian unity and reconciliation, because they recognize that such unity strengthens Palestinian resistance to their policies and practices on the ground. “They want to fragment the Palestinian people in order to maintain their dominance in the region; consequently, our response to their statements will strengthen national reconciliation as the unity of our people is essential to confront occupation and imperialism.”
He said that this racist, fascist speech by Obama will not be accepted by Palestinians, including Fateh and Hamas, who must recognize today that they need unity in order to confront the settler regime. Comrade Mizher said that the Palestinian people will continue to struggle for their national rights, including liberation, self-determination and particularly the right of return for Palestinian refugees.
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