For One Democratic State
in the whole of Palestine (Israel)


FOR One Man, One Vote



The Jewish-Zionist Lobby is losing its unique power, and is well on its way to being defeated.


Prince of Persia

By Israel Shamir

[A Talk at Teramo University, Italy, May 2010]


American movies often act as an oracle on the country’s future policies. They bombarded the Dune before bombing Tora Bora, they Wagged the Dog before attacking Serbia and they dropped the Big Apple towers on the screen not long before they did it for real. Is the Prince of Persia, a new movie from Hollywood, a harbinger of the forthcoming change?

“Sorry we have attacked your country! We shall withdraw our troops and recompense you immediately! We went to war because we were misled about your WMD programme” – these words of the Prince of Persia do sound like a dress rehearsal of a real thing to an Iraqi’s ears. Consider that the WMD lie in the movie was fed by a bald Jewish-looking neo-con of a King’s brother who wanted to seize power and secretly used the evil assassins, looking very Israeli-like. The Prince, born in the slums and elevated by the King for his merit alone, stops the war, makes peace with the enemy, and reminds of Obama.

Is it on the way? Are there any tangible signs of such a turn? Big ships cannot stop on a dime, advises the Nautical Almanac. They may require as much as 5 miles to stop, with gears in full reverse. Big ships may need 5-10 miles to turn. Now, what is true for supertankers and aircraft carriers is equally true for the biggest ship of all, the United States of America.

By the time of Obama’s inauguration, the Lobby had an impressive influence over America, influence that some experts would define as total control. The Lobby was closely connected with the Israeli right-wing establishment. Its roots went deeply into the coffers of Wall Street. Its fingers orchestrated the US media. Europe was in constant fear of the Jews.

Within one year, the Lobby has lost much of its position:


  • Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu was publicly humiliated and sent back home running from the White House’s back door.

  • President Obama  uttered an unheard-of call for Israel to join the NPT (nuclear non-proliferation treaty);

  • The U.S. “accepted Arab demands to pressure Israel over its atomic program”.

  • A secret historical document revealing Israel's attempt to sell nukes to the South African Apartheid regime was published by the Guardian.

  • Threats have been sounding that the US will stop blocking anti-Israeli resolutions in the Security Council.

  • Jews are extremely unhappy with Obama, for Obama, in his Inaugural address, mentioned Muslims ahead of Jews, “We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus – and nonbelievers.” (Read this crazy and hilarious list of complaints!)


It appears that President Obama is a cool customer, who knows when to go forward and when it is good to wait. He probably has learned how to catch the big fish. Meanwhile he is undoing the financial basis of the Lobby.


  • The Madoff affair was a painful attack of the Lobby’s purse. That criminal managed the funds of many Jewish organizations. For mysterious reasons he admitted his crime, and the dominoes began to fall. An old and venerable American Jewish Congress went down, as well as many smaller bodies and individuals.

  • For obscure reasons, Lehman Brothers was allowed to fall, starting the financial crisis. Lehman Brothers was a prominent Jewish institution, actually a reincarnation of the famous Kuhn, Loeb bank. It went down. Such a collapse could not take place without the Obama Administration's blessing.

  • Now there is a lasting and sustained attack on Goldman-Sachs, one of the biggest and power-connected financial groups. Goldman-Sachs was described by the Israeli newspaper Haaretz as an institution whose list of partners reads like a list of East Side Synagogue donors, all Jewish. Now there are daily reports of misdeeds and crimes committed by GS in the US and elsewhere. GS can be tried, found guilty, dismantled and its executives sued. If it goes down, and this is possible, the Lobby will find itself in a harsh and inhospitable world. Obama is closely connected to GS, the body that infiltrated all power structures, but apparently he is not going out of his way to save them.



In Israel, there is a feeling that the Dubai debacle was played up by Obama. Israeli security services took a proper lashing in Dubai. They had planned a small and neat trick: the assassination of a Hamas official. But this crime provided Dubai with an opportunity to out many Israeli spies, who apparently were using the Gulf merchant city as their forward HQ in preparing an action against Iran. From Dubai, it is possible to enter Iran even without passport control. Dozens of Israeli spies weren’t there just to kill a Hamas man; they were after bigger prey.

Now, not only have they been outed, but the modus operandi of Israeli services who cloned European and American passports wholesale was made public as well. After the UK, Australia expelled an Israeli ‘diplomat’ representative of the Mossad. In France, where the Zionists were at peak strength, now there are big changes. President Sarkozy (despite his Jewish roots) has expressed his lack of patience with Israel. One of the best known political writers of France, Regis Debray has published a book criticising the French Jewish community for their support of Israel. In the UK, a politician that has constantly criticised Israel has become the deputy prime minister.


In the old argument of Dog and Tail, the Dog decided to downgrade the Tail, while the  pathetic attempts of the Tail to order the Dog around had failed miserably, and not for lack of trying. Apparently, somewhere within the US establishment it was decided that the American imperial interests are not being served by Israel, and moreover, that the Jewish establishment has become too overbearing and bitchy for its own good. It was decided that the Jewish shrew must be tamed, and so she shall.


I doubt the Israeli wet dream of attacking Iran will materialize now. The chances are 80 to 20 against such a move. However we will have a storm warning: if and when Mrs Tsipi Livni joins the government, the chances will go up to 50:50. Israel has never entered a war without the substantial support of the left, and Mr Ehud Barak’s presence is not sufficient.


Taming is not breaking. A cautious President Obama did send signals that he is not looking for an all-out war with the organized Jewry. He met with Elie Wiesel and comforted him. He invited more Jewish leaders to the White House – and at the same time he allowed Israel to take a substantial beating. Obama is devious, observers in Israel feel; he is playing a tricky game of embracing with one arm and pushing away with another arm.


It appears that there is a forthcoming weather change: at least the older generation of Jewish leaders – conservative, belligerent, aggressive, suspicious, - will give way to a new generation, that of Dan Axelrod, Rahm Emmanuel, J-street and the like. Whether it will be a change of style or of substance, it is too early to say – but style is substance, too. Now the web critics stressed the Zionist roots of Rahm Emmanuel, but his recent visit to Israel was stormy: Israelis booed him and called him (what else?) “antisemite”.


Sure, this will not be enough for many of our friends. People began to pour out their disappointment with Obama within 24 hours of his inauguration. “Wot! A whole day has passed and the American troops are not out of Iraq yet, Israel still gets American support and the bankers are being bailed out?”  However, this was to be expected. The US was fully geared to go in a certain direction; even if Obama would like to change course, it would take a longish time.