Netanyahu: US & "Israel" brought morality to the world
Israeli Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu reveals similarities between US and "Israel" when it comes to history, morality, and shared values.
The US and "Israel" have long shared a "deep bond" as Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu puts it. Moreover, the PM-designate described the US' history of wars and hegemony-expanding policies as being protective of liberties, democracy, and human rights. In a similar stunt, Netanyahu said "we have brought to the world the idea of morality."
Netanyahu responds to questions on the Bari Weiss “Common Sense” podcast earlier this week and a recent article for Al-Monitor, written by Ben Caspit, an Israeli journalist, revealed information about the future of Chinese-Israeli relations in light of the US-Israeli relations.
During the interview, Weiss addressed the US' receding role on the global stage "as the world's policeman" while also noting the drifting away of the Democratic party from "Israel" and asked Netanyahu if that is the reason behind "Israel's" growing decision to cooperate and ally with China?
To this end, the PM-designate said "America is an indispensable ally," making reference not only to the significant role it played regarding the "rise of 'Israel' in the first half of the 20th century," but also the role of the US in enforcing its liberal values upon a world in which it played a leading hegemonic role.
In that regard, Netanyahu noted that it would be a "tragedy if the United States abandons its role."
The rise and fall of world orders
Weiss, however, insisted on the fundamental question, considering the matter of inevitable eventuality given the ongoing changes on the global level, and asked Netanyahu whether he would "need to prepare for that possible eventuality?"
Weiss went further to assume the PM-designate, in his political career and decisions, already has done so, and asked if his decision to open "Israel" up to growing cooperation with China, India, and other nations is an alternative in the case of American demise.
It is worth noting that among other infrastructure projects, China is now developing the Tel Aviv light rail and operating Haifa's shipping port, as Weiss chose to remind the PM-designate.
Netanyahu told Weiss "I think that there is a limit to how much we can open ourselves up to being dependent on non-like-minded states," and explained, "We'll continue to work with China, but we'll also protect our national interests."
Moreover, according to an anonymous source cited by Al-Monitor, Netanyahu "knows how important the China issue is for the [US] administration and is willing to cooperate with this policy more energetically than he was in the past," adding "If he thinks this will make it easier for him to change the situation in Judea and Samaria [West Bank] and carry out its de facto annexation, he is probably wrong.”
Shared values in genocide and stolen land
The Weiss question regarding the importance of US-Israeli relations in light of a changing global order drove Netanyahu to admit that the two countries share "common values and not only common interests."
The PM-designate explained that "there is a deep bond" between the two countries, highlighting that "Israel" is "the original Jerusalem" while "Americans are the new Jerusalem, the new promised land."
In 1948, "Israel" was established on the back of murdered Palestinians and annexed lands, in a shared experience with America's discovery by Christopher Columbus.
Israeli newspaper Haaretz revealed in August that members from the Security Ministry ordered the sealing of historical documents containing proof of “Israel’s” nuclear project and the mass killings of Palestinians as well as the destruction of their homes, during the Nakba.
In parallel, and according to a report by the US Department of Interior in May, there are marked or unmarked burial sites at more than 50 locations, out of a total of more than 400 that made up the Federal Indian boarding school system between 1819 and 1969.
Columbus exploited the term Territorium res nullius, Latin for “no man’s territory”, to frame the perimeters of the Doctrine of Discovery, which stipulated that uninhabited territory can be declared by whoever discovered it as one’s own.
In abusing this term’s definition and aim, Columbus and those who followed his footsteps used the term to justify why the land they had set foot on was now theirs. The doctrine is plainly and intrinsically induced by beliefs of racial and religious superiority - what was not of white skin or Euro-Christian, was not worthy of the right to self-determination.
'Morality' and the 'chosen people'
In a brief question, Weiss addressed Netanyahu and asked whether he believed that "the Jewish people are chosen?"
To that Netanyahu, confidently responded with a yes, and explained that "we have brought to the world the idea of morality."
This is better explained after understanding Netanyahu's perception of America and what unites the two countries on a deep level; "shared values."
To conclude, Weiss asked the PM-designate whether "Israelis have more in common with Arabs or American Jews?" To which Netanyahu responded with "On deep-set values, definitely American Jews."
This comes to show how detached "Israel" is from the history it claims on the historical level, social level, and structural levels.