Zionist Embrace of the Muslim Brotherhood: It’s All About the Treaty
To take Zionist statements at face value is to ignore the long history of Zionist duplicity, deception, and double talk. This is a movement (from the first Basel declaration in 1897 to the Balfour Declaration and their aftermath) that consistently masked its aim and camouflaged its objectives.
Zionists have a long history of lying: to their enemies and to their friends. In the early days of the 1967 war, the Israeli government initially informed the White House that Egypt had struck first. This is a movement that has no qualms in fabricating and inventing and distorting to serve its goal of aggression and occupation. But enough about truisms.
Western Zionists have complained for years about the Muslim Brotherhood. American Zionists – who have great powers in determining which Arabs or Muslims the US government can talk to – were behind the famous legal pledge by Henry Kissinger, later made into law by the US Congress, which banned any contacts by the US with any “member” of the PLO – whatever that means.
It was futile to reason with the Americans that there is no such thing as membership in the PLO, but the history of rabid anti-communist discourse and legal terms dominated Zionist minds. The Zionists basically succeeded in banning contact with Palestinians, except those who collaborate with Israel and who kill and murder on behalf of the state of Israel. (This remains to be case: Palestinian collaborators are paraded before TV cameras in the US, and even those who murder other Palestinians are invited to speak about their repentance and their discovery of the virtues of Zionism.)
Sometime in the 1990s, Zionists pressured the US government to halt any contact with the Muslim Brotherhood and its branches. The rise of Hamas was the key factor behind the ban and the American government did not wish to invoke the long history of collaboration with the Muslim Brotherhood in the Cold War.
After all, the marriage between the US government and the Muslim Brotherhood and its fanatical variants gave birth to a monster – al-Qaeda – as much as the US government wishes to pose as innocent. Washington ended its contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood due to the rising Israeli protestation against Hamas.
Zionists in the West started vomiting a large volume of writings about the evils of the Muslim Brotherhood and about the (clear) anti-Semitic contents of its discourse on the Arab-Israeli question.
Of course, Zionists had to ignore the links between their beloved friend Anwar Sadat (a man with a Nazi anti-Semitic history) and the Muslim Brotherhood. But Zionists never stopped complaining about the menace of the Ikhwan.
But then the Arab uprisings happened and the Ikhwan came to power in Tunisia and Egypt and suddenly a noticeable shift in Zionist attitudes toward the Ikhwan occurred. The Zionists stopped complaining about the menace of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Instead, Ikhwan leaders (and al-Nahda leader, Rachid Ghannouchi) were invited to the research arm of the Zionist lobby, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and they prostrated before Zionist leaders and offered assurances about their intentions.
Once the Ikhwan in Tunisia gave assurances about their commitment to oppose a constitutional ban on normalization with Israel, and once the Egyptian Brotherhood offered their Zionist-dictated commitment to respecting the “international obligations and treaties” of Egypt (yes, Israel and its supporters are very keen about Egyptian treaty obligations with Sudan and Nigeria), Zionist objections to the Brotherhood were dropped.
An ardent American Zionist senator became a champion of the Brotherhood in Washington, vouching for them when the Brotherhood were being attacked on Fox News.
The Zionists suddenly stopped scrutinizing the statements of the Ikhwan for evidence of anti-Jewish discourse, and Zionist liberals stopped feigning concerns over the plight of women and minorities under Ikhwan rule.
It became very clear: it is all about peace with Israel, even if that required peace (by Israel) with al-Qaeda itself. That is how desperate Israel is for Arab/Muslim approval. Of course, the Zionists are – once again – deluding themselves.