TPP serves Israel’s interests

The so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has nothing to do with establishing trade partnership with foreign countries. It’s a political bill authored by AIPAC to protect illegal Jewish settlements by forbidding signatories of TPP to boycott Israeli goods.

The bill with its hidden clauses gives the US president the power to negotiate the TPP trade deal without public scrutiny – require the president make combatting any boycott of the Zionist entity a principle trade objective and would require the president to report to Congress on any business that are participating in such boycotts. Watch a video below in which a US official explains TPP’s ‘secret clauses’.

Interestingly, the language of the bill specially includes “territories controlled by the state of Israel” – that is, territories occupied by the Jewish army during June 1967, which no country in world including United States, recognizes as part of Israel.

On June 29, 2015, Israel-First Congressman Peter Roskam boasted on his website: “This is an historic milestone in the fight against Israel’s enemies, as American opposition to insidious efforts to demonize and isolate the Jewish state is now the law of the land. The bipartisan bill enacted today conditions any free trade agreement with the European Union on its rejection of BDS. This will force companies like telecom giant Orange, which is partially owned by the French government, to think twice before engaging in economic warfare against Israel. No longer will these companies be able to freely attack a key U.S. ally without consequence. Nevertheless, what we accomplished today is just the beginning. As the BDS movement continues to evolve, so too must our response. I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure the U.S.-Israel relationship remains strong now and in the future.”

Currently, Canada, New Zealand, Philippine, Japan, Chile, Malaysia, Australia, Brunei, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam are negotiating with the US to join this Israeli-controlled trading club.

Professor Gurdial Singh Nijar (University of Malaya) in a recent article wondered why a Muslim-majority nation like Malaysia that doesn’t recognize Israel, and has long been targeted by the US, Israel and Jewish groups (here, here and here) would be interested in joining TPP which is another whip to beat criticism of the Zionist regime.

The TPP text being negotiated is shrouded in secrecy and is not fully disclosed to the people of the countries involved: citizens, legislators, farmers and such like. Since Wikileaks started disclosing some chapters, the text is being made available on limited basis to some chosen people and groups. And they must sign a non-discloser agreement. The secrecy applies up to five years after the treaty comes into force,” says Nijar.

From reports and rumors, TPP will be a charter for multinational and big business. It has the potential of huge adverse impacts – upon country’s sovereignty and even the basic structure of the federal Constitution. The decision of country’s highest judiciary can be bypassed, as it happened in Australia over Tobacco companies dispute,” says Nijar.

A provision in the negotiating text prevents countries from imposing trade sanctions against Israel – although, ironically, the US has initiated the most number of sanctions against other countries ever in the world. Incredulous as this provision may sound, it advances the US-Israel Trade and Commerce Enhancement Act which requires US trade agreements to discourage “politically motivated actions to boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel and to seek the elimination of politically motivated non-tariff on Israeli commerce,” concludes Dr. Nijar.

But, naturally, such US requirement doesn’t apply the so-called the only democracy in the Middle East. The Zionist regime can use politically motivated boycott of Gaza, Sudan or even the US ally and anti-Assad Qatar.

Many pundits have claimed that TPP is to protect Israel from the BDS movement – while in fact the BDS itself defends 78% Jewish occupation of Palestine.


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