German-born Professor Henry Siegman 82 (University of London) is a journalist, writer and author specializing in the international policy towards the Zionist entity. He is also an ordained Rabbi and former head of the powerful American Jewish Congress (1978-1994). Siegman had been supporter of the so-called ‘two-state’ solution for the Occupied Palestine for decades. However, after watching the mushrooming of new illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem – Siegman has changed his views to the ‘one state’ solution in digust. He has called the so-called ‘peace process’ as a “scam” because Israeli leaders had decided long time ago that the Zionist regime will never allow the emergence of an independent Palestinian state.
In an Op-Ed in ‘The National Interest’ (September 6, 2012), Siegman predicted that Israel is doomed within the next 50 years. I must say, Siegman is more generous than Henry Kissinger who gave only ten years to Israel to live.
“It is highly doubtful that Israel can survive another half century of its subjugation of the Palestinians. The region has been radically transformed by the emergence of Islamic regimes that, unlike their predecessors, will not suppress Arab furies provoked by Israel’s permanent disenfranchisement of the Palestinians. America’s ability to impose its own political order on the region is in decline. Even Arab royals in Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the Emirates will be pressed to prove their legitimacy by joining efforts to deepen the ring of Arab hostility that surrounds and threatens the Jewish state. America’s fading influence and Israel’s growing vulnerability in this emerging regional order have already been exposed by Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi’s decision, in defiance of American objections, to attend a conference of nonaligned nations hosted by Iran. The heightened sense of isolation and insecurity that Israelis will experience as Arab countries join the nuclear club, which in time they surely will, is bound to lead to an exodus of Israel’s best and brightest, and in time it could spell the end of the Zionist dream. As reported in Israel’s press, the search in certain sectors of Israeli society for foreign passports and second homes abroad has already begun,” wrote Siegman. Read the entire article here.
Siegman has been exposing the disloyalty and evilness of Israel lobby groups in the US for a while now. He hass also criticized Barack Obama for not challenging Israel Lobby’s (AIPAC) anti-US activities and he said that if Obama had done that, a great majority of American Jews would have supported him. On September 17, 2011 – at the Zioconservative mouthpiece, the Foreign Policy, Siegman called the Jewish settlements “colonialism, land grabs, consensus of thieves,” and the Israel lobby’s collusion. He suggested that a genuine solution to Israel-Palestinian problem will be a fair partition of the historical Palestine on the original 1947 lines (54% to the foreign Jews and 46% to the native Muslims and Christians).
Naturally, the Israel lobby groups were not letting Siegman, a turn-coat, without character assassignation. Nathan Guttman, writing in the Jewish daily Forward (October 2, 2012) said that Siegman being a senior member of the Council on Foreign Relations had made him a “statesman” within the pro-Israel Lobby. However, since he started criticizing Israel’s policies, many pro-Israel lobby activists believe Siegman has lost his Jewish communal credentials, which Siegman uses as a cover to “get credibility to views otherwise seen beyond any concensus“.
In a September 24 interview with Eorward, Siegman said: “If Israel believes that in this part of the world it can permanently deprive millions of Palestinians of their rights, that is absurd. Israel is signing its own death warrants,” he said, calling the policy of Netanyahu’s government “suicidal”.
In a previous interview with the New York Times, Siegman said that he understansd Palestinian fear (of Jewish occupation) from his own childhood experience under Nazi occupation.