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How Americans View Israel’s Goal of Exterminating Gazans

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Date: Saturday, 17 February 2024

How Americans View Israel’s Goal of Exterminating Gazans

Eric Zuesse (blogs at

They not only by a 3 to 1 margin deny it, but they support what the International Court of Justice has determined to be a prima-facie case that Israel is genociding the Gazans — support the genocide without knowing about it and without having seen, much less considered — any of the voluminous evidence on which the Court had reached this decision. Here are relevant polls of Americans:

Do you think that the attacks on Jews were genocidal in nature or not genocidal? (Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll, October 18, 2023; December 13-14, 2023; January 17-18, 2024)

October 2023, December 2023, January 2024


75%, 73%, 74%

Not genocidal

25%, 27%, 26%

Do you think the Hamas killing of 1200 Israeli civilians on Israel can be justified by the grievances of Palestinians or is it not justified? (Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll, October 18 2023, December 13-14 2023, January 17-18 2024)

October 2023, December 2023, January 2024

Can be justified by the grievances of Palestinians

24%, 27%, 25%

Not justified

76%, 73%, 75%

Do you think the United States is doing too much, about the right amount or not enough to resolve this conflict? (Gallup, December 1-20, 2023)

Too much 19%

Right amount 41%

Not enough 39%

Here is the Democrats-versus-Republicans breakdown of the Gallup Dec. 1-20, 2023, “Americans Divided Over U.S. Support for Israel and the Palestinians”:

Do you think the United States supports [Israel/the Palestinians] too much, about the right amount or too little?

% Too much, % Right amount, % Too little%

U.S. support for Israel

U.S. adults

36  Too much 

38  Right amount

24  Too little


26  Too much

37  Right amount

37  Too little









U.S. support for the Palestinians

U.S. adults
















Dec. 1-20, 2023

Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding.


Whereas only 16% of Republicans think that there is “too little” support for the Palestinians, 49% of Democrats do. Whereas only 15% of Democrats think that there is “too little” support for Israel, 37% of Republicans do. So: Republicans are far more supportive of genociding the Gazans than Democrats are. This fact will significantly reduce the turnout-to-vote by Democrats on Election Day 5 November 2024 and thereby greatly increase the likelihood that Biden will be defeated and Trump elected to be the next President. As I have previosly documented, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) had already made clear in 2017 in an historic court case that America’s news-media ignored, that both American political Parties are private corporations that are owned and controlled by a self-selecting group of lobbyists and successful politicians who in turn represent only America’s billionaires and a few of its centimillionaires, and that this was the reason why RFK Jr. (who had and still has far higher net-favorability ratings from American voters than any other U.S. Presidential candidate does) had quit the Democratic Party and launched his own (likewise billionaires-funded) Presidential campaign on 29 September 2023. The DNC had already decided that it would rather lose with Biden than win with RFK Jr. This was the collective judgment by America’s politically active billionaires. (And, as a group, a far higher percentage of billionaires than of the general American public are politically active.) So, those primaries would be thouroughly rigged in ways that would assure Biden’s receiving the Party’s nomination; and, when RFK found that this was so, he switched to running as an independent. But in any case, only those few political megadonors control whom will be advertised and promoted in their news-media to voters to select from to become the next U.S. President. This is the reason why the American people are overwhelmingly supportive of, and don’t even know about, Israel’s ongoing genocide or else ethnic cleansing of the Gazans. (It will become at least partially an ethnic cleansing instead of 100% a genocide against the residents of Gaza if Israel can succeed in its efforts since at least 16 October 2023 to find foreign countries willing to accept as forced immigrants at least some of the residents in Gaza.) Americans don’t even know that the political primaries are merely political theater, not political reality (which is determined ONLY by the political megadonors). It’s a fact that is unpublishable in the U.S. (and in its colonies or ‘allies’).

This fact also helps to explain the reason why U.S. President Biden has made clear by his decisions and actions that no matter how much the global approval of the U.S. will decline in the wake of the genocide or ethnic cleansing of Gaza by Israeli troops armed with U.S.-made weapons and artillery and U.S. intelligence-assistance from satellites, he has determined to continue partnering with Israel’s Government until it becomes completed. So: this isn’t only a genocide by Israel, it is likewise a genocide by America. And just as Hitler and his financial backers implicated the German people and their allies in their criminality; so, too, do Biden and Netanyahu and their financial backers do that in regards to their criminality. But these are not decisions that are being made by any king, but instead by an aristocracy — an aristocracy of billionaires, in both Israel and America. The head-of-state merely repesents them. These are collective decisions by an aristocracy of perhaps fewer than a thousand extremely wealthy individuals. And, in each case, their population fall in line behind it. No substantial opportunity is presented for them to know otherwise. In America and its colonies, this is called “democracy.” America’s Government peddles it throughout the world.

The brilliant lawyer and geostrategic analyst Alexander Mercouris discussed the likely legal, diplomatic, and military, consequences from this, here: 

That provides an all-encompassing account, all within just 19 minutes, and the only thing that I can add to it is that it appears to me that Biden is trying to do everything possible to limit the targeting of possible international prosecutions so that ONLY officials of Israel, and none of himself or any member of his Administration, will be carried out for these unquestionable international war crimes. I would speculate further that perhaps when Biden made the deal with Netanyahu, part of it was that Netanyahu agreed in advance that he would never do anything to indicate that America’s providing the weapons etc. had anything to do with the decisions that Israel’s Government made regarding Gaza. (Obviously, if a case will be brought to court that Biden might be an international-war criminal, that might reduce the vote for Biden, especially because Democratic voters are far more concerned about Palestinians than Republicans are. So: Biden would be extremely concerned to prevent that.)

I close with this, regarding not Gaza, but Russia:

What is Scott Ritter? A courageous truth-teller? A hater of the U.S. Government? Or both?


I remember him, as the former U.N. weapons-inspector in Iraq, telling the American people before we invaded and destroyed Iraq in 2003, that the U.S. Government was lying to the American people about it and was manufacturing ‘evidence’ that Saddam Hussein still had and was developing WMD. I’ve followed him now for ten years and never yet found him to have lied.


Investigative historian Eric Zuesse’s latest book, AMERICA’S EMPIRE OF EVIL: Hitler’s Posthumous Victory, and Why the Social Sciences Need to Change, is about how America took over the world after World War II in order to enslave it to U.S.-and-allied billionaires. Their cartels extract the world’s wealth by control of not only their ‘news’ media but the social ‘sciences’ — duping the public.

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