TEHRAN (FNA)- They pretend to be modern, western, secular, and enlightened. They fancy themselves a small island of rationalism and free thought in the midst of a dark sea of irrationalism and superstition. But all the self-deception in the world cannot hide the truth: Israel is waging a religious war – a Crusade, if you will – against the land and people of Jerusalem.
Israel's claim to Occupied Jerusalem is rejected by virtually every nation on earth. The United Nations General Assembly recently voted 144 to 6 to condemn all of Israel's laws and administrative regulations concerning the Holy City and to render them null and void. The UN vote re-affirmed that the legal status of Jerusalem has not changed – and that Israel's 1967 theft of the Holy City is an ongoing war crime. Jerusalem, the whole world says, is under illegal occupation. The same resolution also demanded Israel's complete withdrawal from all territories stolen in 1967.
But what about the six nations that voted against the UN resolution? The only two major nations to oppose it were the United States and Canada. The other four were all tiny, insignificant countries: The Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, and Israel itself.
This raises the question: How did such a small, insignificant regime as Israel, which ranks 96th in population size behind such nations as Benin, Belarus and Burundi, and 153rd in area behind Djibouti, Lesotho and Moldova, acquire the power to defy the whole world and bend the United States and Canada to its depraved will?
The short answer is that Israel can defy the world because it owns the United States, the current self-appointed world hegemon. As James Petras explains in his book The Power of Israel in the United States, dozens of Jewish-Zionist billionaires and hundreds of Jewish-Zionist millionaires fund an army of roughly 500,000 Jewish-Zionist fanatics. Though these half-million Jewish-Zionist fanatics – the central pillar of the Zionist Power Configuration – represent only about 15 percent of American Jews, their heavily-funded political lobbying has made the United States of America a de facto colony of the regime of Israel.