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   Israel’s Likudnik Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
reached into his bag of Zionist tricks and pulled out a brand-new
demand that had never surfaced before in the history of the Middle
East Peace Process going all the way back to their beginning with the
negotiation of the  original Camp David Accords conducted under the
personal auspices of U.S.  President Jimmy Carter in 1978:  The
Palestinians must recognize Israel as “the Jewish State.”  Not
surprisingly, the Zionist controlled and funded Obama administration
publicly endorsed this latest roadblock to peace that was maliciously
constructed by Israel.

            Netanyahu deliberately shifted the goal-posts on the
Palestinians.  It would be as if the United States of America demanded
that Iran recognize it as the White Anglo-Saxon Protestant (WASP)
State as a condition for negotiating and then concluding any
comprehensive peace settlement with it.  Of course such demands are
racist and premeditated non-starters to begin with.

            Netanyahu’s racist ultimatum would lead to the
denationalization of the 1.5 million Palestinians who are already less
than third-class citizens of Israel and set the stage for their mass
expulsion to the Palestinian Bantustan envisioned by Netanyahu as the
“final solution” to Zionism’s “demographic problem” created by the
very existence of the Palestinians.  This racist and genocidal demand
would also illegally terminate the well-recognized Right of Return for
five million Palestinian refugees living around the world as required
by U.N. General Assembly Resolution 194(III) of 1948, by the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights Article 13(2) (1948), and by general
principles of public international law, international humanitarian
law, and human rights law.  This would doom all prospects for peace
between Israelis and Palestinians forever, and pave the way for the
creation of  “Greater Israel” dominating the entire former Mandate for
Palestine, both of which objectives have been the intention of
Netanyahu and Likud all along.

            But if Netanyahu is really serious about Israel being
recognized internationally as “the Jewish State” then there is a
simple manner by which this universal diplomatic status can instantly
be achieved unilaterally and without the consent of the Palestinians.
Under basic principles of international law, every state is free to
change its own name if it so desires: e.g., from Congo to Zaire then
back to Congo.  Therefore Israel is free to change its name to
Jewistan — the State of the Jews.

Thereafter every state in the world that has diplomatic relations and
treaty relations with Israel will henceforth necessarily have to
recognize it as Jewistan — the State of Jews — and deal with it as
such by that name on a daily basis.  The name of Jewistan would
automatically replace the name of Israel in the United Nations System,
at all other concerned international organizations, and on all
bilateral and multilateral treaties to which Israel is currently a
contracting party.   Indeed, in the aftermath of its serial genocidal
atrocities perpetrated against the Palestinians and the Lebanese,
Israel has quite understandably been seeking to “re-brand” itself.
Jewistan is Israel’s perfect new moniker.

In fact, Israel has never been anything but a Bantustan for Jews setup
in the Middle East by the White racist and genocidal Western colonial
imperial powers in order to serve as their racist attack dog and
genocidal enforcer against the Arab and Muslim world.  From the very
moment of Western imperialism’s genocidal conception of Israel in
1947-1948, Israel has historically always functioned as Jewistan – the
world’s Bantustan for the Jews.  So Israel might as well finally
change its name today to Jewistan, own up to its racist birthright,
and make it official for the rest of the world to acknowledge.

Of course, all the Black Bantustans in racist criminal apartheid South
Africa were eventually dismantled and no longer exist.  The same will
eventually happen to the racist criminal apartheid Jewish Bantustan in
the Middle East no matter what name they call themselves.  Actually,
Jewistan/Israel is more closely analogous to the genocidal Yugoslavia
that collapsed as a State, lost its U.N. membership, and no longer
exists as a State for that precise reason.

In either event, when this Israeli Bantustan for Jews predictably
collapses as a State, all the Palestinian refugees living in their
Diaspora around the world will be able to return to their homes as
guaranteed by Resolution 194.  Such is the ultimate solution for
securing the Palestinian Right of Return under International Law.  In
the meantime, the Palestinians should sign nothing with
Jewistan/Israel and let this Bantustan for Jews collapse of its own
racist and genocidal weight.  Good riddance!

By Francis A. Boyle.

Professor Francis A. Boyle served as Legal Adviser to the Palestinian
Delegation to the Middle East Peace Negotiations from 1991 to 1993.
This is the Preface to his forthcoming book “The Palestinian Right of
Return under International Law” (Clear Day Books).

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