Hillary Clinton

Hopeful Hillary would clamp down online on resistance movements: Campaign heads

Alwaght- The heads of election campaign of the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, have announced the intention of the candidate to block and prosecute all of the online media linked to the Gaza-based Hamas movement should she becomes president of the US in the upcoming presidential election scheduled for November 8.

Talking in an interview with the Israeli daily Jerusalem Post, the heads of the Clinton’s election campaign have asserted that the policy of Clinton was based on prosecution of anyone online who was connected to Palestine’s Hamas movement, adding that should Hillary Clinton became a president for the US, she would block use of web by the Resistance movements which are active to win sympathizers online.

It appears weird that Clinton’s election campaign cares about such a trivial issue of filtering the Resistance’s online networks and vowing to prosecute these networks while the upcoming US administration would inherit an array of internal and foreign challenges, especially when it comes to fighting terrorism as it has begun to affect the Americans at home. But the followers of the behind-the-scene side of the US home policy are well aware that key push behind this Clinton’s attention to the online activities of the resistant groups is the Zionist lobby in the US which Hillary Clinton is trying to attract to her side in her race against the Republican candidate Donald Trump.

The Zionist lobby, in turn, finds the opportunity ripe for exploitation of rivalry between the Democrats and the Republicans, and to push for and pass bills serving the Israeli regime’s interests and help whitewashing its face and silencing the opposing voices in a time that boycott campaigns are on the rise against Tel Aviv in a set of world countries including the European countries. These campaigns so far have managed to inflict political, economic, cultural and academic damages on the regime.

Clinton’s remarks on online restrictions lay bare the degree of success of the online influence practiced by the Resistance movements against the Israeli regime, and the role of the boycott campaigns against Tel Aviv through uncovering its criminal nature to the international organizations. The influences of global anti-Israeli Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS Movement), formed in 2005, reached to a degree that the Israeli officials have called it a strategic danger to Tel Aviv, as the Zionist lobbies in the US and European countries have held conferences aiming to curb its influences. The Israeli regime also heightened moves to improve its global face, as the Israeli envoy to the UN Danny Danon was elected chairman of the UN Legal Committee with a backing from the Western countries as a first experience since establishment of the regime in 1948.

The remarks of the staff of the Democrat candidate’s election campaign for intention of Clinton for clamping down online on the resistant movements indicate that there is a united vision between the Democrats and the Republicans concerning the West Asian issues. They are united in fully supporting the Israeli regime, and so the optimism of some the regional politicians over win of the Democrats in the upcoming presidential US election and dealing with the Islamic and Arab cases in a positive way proves not more than an” illusion.” Clinton’s words reflect the US policy which is in conflict with the democracy and civil opposition principles as it seeks silencing the voices against the Israeli regime which spares no efforts to kill, impoverish and blockade the Palestinians.

The Israeli regime has already been putting strains on the social networks to block accounts of the Resistance movements. Yielding to the pressures, the Facebook and YouTube websites have closed down a large number of pages linked or close to the resistant Hamas movement, in addition to many other interactive websites backing the Resistance— a move protested against by Hamas which issued a statement, noting that the shutdowns came after a massive and organized campaign along with direct pressures by Israeli communication and foreign miniseries on Facebook after successful and big role of media and the social networking sites in supporting and pushing ahead the third Al-Quds intifada.

The significance of media resistance becomes highly important when we see that the upcoming US president pledges clamping down on the Resistance online. This also puts on show the Israeli troubles as a result of activism of resistant groups on the web as it is today a scene of a real war with its impacts largely superseding the classic war. This gives the resistant movements the awareness for being present with highest level of readiness in all battlefields including the web to confront the Israeli regime which has a long-time experience in distortion of truth and domination of media to serve its racist plans and policies.

By Alwaght