Palestinians mourn over the bodies of their relatives killed in the Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip at the morgue of Al Aqsa Hospital in Deir al Balah, Gaza Strip, April 10. Photo: AP Photo/Ismael Abu Dayyah

“A ‘lie’ is ‘a false statement made with a deliberate attempt to deceive; an intentional untruth.’  Everyone, at some point in life, has told a lie. But ‘telling a lie’ does not necessarily make one a liar. A ‘liar’ is ‘a person who has lied, or lies repeatedly.’ According to the Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, a ‘liar’ is ‘one who is predisposed by nature to telling lies, intentional deceit to achieve an end.’ And what is ‘the end’ that The Liar wishes to achieve? It is the mastery of The Original People of the Earth until The Coming of Allah (God). ‘The Liar and The Lie’ must be exposed.”

—The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, taken from Part 25 of his 58-week Lecture Series, “The Time and What Must Be Done”

Much of mainstream media has been preoccupied with statements from President Biden in some way demanding that Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, end plans for an invasion of Rafah in Southern Gaza, open up humanitarian aid routes to ease some of the suffering Palestinians are enduring and implement a cease fire.

We have reports of more aid coming into Gaza but we don’t hear enough about how this “aid” and any Netanyahu changes aren’t anywhere near enough. It’s word play and lies masquerading as truth and indicators of change.


A change in language or rhetoric doesn’t equal change in the real world where Gazans endure genocide. The American president is a co-conspirator with Mr. Netanyahu, his war cabinet and all those aiding and abetting in a massive crime against humanity.

So while U.S. corporate media swings back and forth between fake outrage while debating and lauding presidential words, here are some realities we must not lose sight of:

Famine and its attendant death are decimating Gaza—In testimony before Congress, a top official admitted famine has struck Palestinians even as Israel wages war against them. Don’t be deceived by talk of Israeli withdrawals from certain areas. They continue to drop bombs, paid for by America, in southern Gaza.

Samantha Power, head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, told federal lawmakers Feb. 10 that famine is underway now in Gaza. “In northern Gaza, the rate of malnutrition prior to October 7th was almost zero, and it is now one in three—one in three kids,” she said. Almost everyone in Gaza is “living under the threat of famine,” the official added.

According to Al Jazeera, “Northern Gaza could be hit by famine any time between mid-March and May, and more than 70 percent of Gaza’s 2.3 million population is facing ‘catastrophic hunger.’ ”

“Some 300,000 people remain trapped in northern Gaza, where people have resorted to eating animal feed in desperation and at least 27 children have died of malnutrition in recent weeks as Israel has blocked the delivery of aid supplies, including food.

More than 31,000 Palestinians have been killed and vast swathes of the besieged enclave destroyed in more than five months of relentless Israeli bombardment.” UN relief workers also reported April 11 that they were fired on by Israeli Defense Forces as they tried to deliver aid.

America is still arming Israel and has zero intention of stopping—The U.S. gave 1,000 MK82 500-pound bombs, over 1,000 small-diameter bombs, and fuses for MK80 bombs even as the world was mourning the murder of seven World Central Kitchen workers at the hands of the Israelis.

Another $18 billion in weapons aid is in the pipeline and apparently soon going to Israel. American officials have said over and over again that they will not stop giving weapons aid to Israel.

As the UK-based Guardian observed April 9, “Mounting pressure on Israel’s allies to halt arms supplies has reached boiling point after last week’s attack on a World Central Kitchen convoy in Gaza that killed seven aid workers.

But despite urging an immediate ceasefire and warning about the possible loss of American support, Joe Biden has so far balked at conditioning weapons supplies on future Israeli behaviour—a step now advocated by some fellow Democrats.”

And, the Guardian noted, America remains Israel’s leading arms supplier, “providing an estimated 68 percent of Israel’s foreign-sourced weapons. … Canada, the Netherlands, Japan, Spain and Belgium have all announced they would stop shipping weapons to Israel.”

“The U.S. provides roughly $3.8bn annually in military help to Israel, an amount that has stayed conspicuously stable over the past decade, in contrast to the waxing and waning levels of assistance given to other allies,” the Guardian said.

Mr. Netanyahu promises to keep killing—From his vow for an invasion of Rafah to vows to destroy Hamas, Israel’s prime minister plans to stay on a killing spree. In recent discussions with the Defense Dept., the Israelis said the Zionist state is still planning to go into Rafah.

Reportedly, Biden administration officials, in a different conversation with the Israelis, didn’t get answers to questions about how civilians would be moved out of Gaza, housed, or fed. Mr. Biden has said an invasion would be a mistake, but Mr. Netanyahu has said a date for the expanded ground war has been set.

“Israel’s offensive has pushed Gaza into a humanitarian crisis, displacing over 80 percent of the population and leaving more than 1 million people on the brink of starvation,” noted Spectrum News in New York.

“The Palestinian death toll from the war has passed 33,200, with nearly 76,000 wounded, Gaza’s Health Ministry said. The ministry doesn’t differentiate between civilians and combatants in its tally, but says women and children make up two-thirds of the dead.”

The Holy Qur’an warns us not to follow the footsteps of the devil and warns us that the devil promises only to deceive. These people are liars, don’t ever forget that.