The above picture presents Galloway as being some kind of noble fighter against injustice
The Stalinist regime in Moscow had backed the Arabs in the Middle East for its own reasons, and part of this if not central was backing the Arabs against Israel. Remember the Jews were in serious difficulties following the 1947 partition resolution in the UN and the following decision by 5 Arab countries to make war on the nascent Jewish state. The British and US State Department had also delared war unofficially on the Jews and were totally refusing to sell arms to the Jews. The previous year 1946 one year after the Holocaust the British were hanging Jews in Palestine. It was Stalin who rescued the Jews with the go ahead to an arms shipment bought from Czechoslovakia.
However by 1967 that had ALL changed and now the Stalinist regime was backing the Arabs totally. With the defeat of the Arabs in the 1948 war the Stalinists turned totally against the Jews in an Antisemitic campaigm that equalled the worst propaganda of the Nazis
Galloway essentially comes out of that Stalinist (post 1967) defeat campaign. Of course he uses his own words but there are big similarities to what the Stalinists were saying, for example a constant theme was that “Zionism” equals nazism, runs through both the discource of the Stalinist post 1967 and Galloway to the present.
So now to the present and this attack on Galloway that we are talking about. It is clear to me that Galloway has falsified history in a disgraceful manner. Moreover I think that this falsificationn can be shown to the people of Ireland, not naturally all at once, but certainly with work and a party it is possible.
I wrote this yesterday and it is relevant in this issue of Galloway:
“There was NO Palestinian Arab nationalist consciousness at all.
Sha’o ben-Tekoa (Phantom Nation Inventing the Palestinians as the Obstacle to Peace) shows this very conclusively and he uses the writings of Khalidi to do so. The fact that he can use him is most telling.
Sha’o ben-Tekoa goes on to document the two occasions which are of note. It was the founding of newspapers.
The first was a newspaper called “el Karmil” in 1908. Rashidi called it the first “Palestinian” paper.
The name of that newspaper does not refer to any nation. Sha’o ben-Tekoa claims it is the name of a hill!!!
Sha’o ben-Tekoa also points out this was 45 years after the first Zionist paper. But more important than that is that no Arabs were calling themselves “Palestinians” (period we talk about here is the run up to World War 1) so how can Rashidi call it the first “Palestinian” consciousness. This is magic making.
In this book Sha’o ben-Tekoa is quite relentless in exposing this word “Palestinian” or “Palestinians”. This is only a sample. I feel this is needed and is a guide to the way forward.”
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It is material like this that makes me certain that it is possible to expose the lies of Galloway.
The man who struck against Galloway is obviously on a different, and bankrupt, track. He does not think it is possible to expose Galloway politically as 4international is doing above.
He Masterson does not build a party or leadership in Scotland or Ireland. Instead he lashes out in a physical attack on Galloway.
To what purpose? What has he achieved by that? How has he exposed that Galloway is lying when he claims that the Jews took the land of the “Palestinians”? For one thing they were not “Palestinians”, did not call themselves “Palestinians”, and since the Treaty of Versailles and the beginning of Wilson’s mandate system the Arabs have achieved 22 states, as they have at present, even though that too is being ravaged by the Jihad
I refer especially also to the bankrupt political position of this guy called “Charles” above who thinks that hitting Galloway is a “result”.
I have crossed swords with this “Charles” before on this site and he is certainly a Marxist hater and especially a Trotskyist hater and he once referred to Trotskyism as “shite” on this very site.
Now all he can say about this serious attack on Galloway is “result”.
It has certainly exposed the reactionary politics of this “Charles”. I believe that this “Charles” as a defender of Israel is bankrupt and is being used by Israel haters on this site because of this bankruptcy. True Trotskyism is a different matter though. We will expose the lies of Galloway and do not have to resort to what the bankrupt Masterson, with obviously the agreement of “Charles”, did.