A Must-Read article by Stephen Lendman
The whole world’s watching. Growing millions know. Israel’s a rogue terror state. It’s amoral, brutish, and ruthless. Arabs are murdered for not being Jews.
Gazans suffer most of all. Israel’s been terror-bombing them daily. Civilians are maliciously targeted.
Growing numbers are killed. Official totals way understate the toll. Many others are injured. Children are traumatized. Parents are frantic. How much more of this can people take?
Gazans dig through rubble for survivors. Others bury their dead. Media scoundrels assault truth. They run cover for Israel’s worst crimes. Imagine supporting mass murder. Doing so makes them complicit.
Israeli crimes of war and against humanity are called self-defense.
Legitimate self-defense is called terrorism.
Israel planned Operation Pillar of Cloud months ago. All major military campaigns require detailed planning. Multiple provocations initiated conflict.
Israel deplores peace and stability. It lives by the sword. It’s a modern-day Sparta. It threatens the region and humanity. It’s leaders are war criminals.
Zionist ideology is root cause for decades of conflict and violence. Palestine’s Nakba never ended. State terror is official Israeli policy.
Daily Palestinian life includes persecution, home demolitions, dispossessions, land theft, targeted assassinations, mass arrests, incarceration, torture, denial of virtually all rights, living in fear for what’s next, and suffering more when Israel wages war.
The Israeli/Palestinian conflict is the longest unresolved one of our time. Nothing approaches it. It festers because of US/EU complicity. Western nations support Israel’s worst crimes. Palestinians struggle to survive against long odds.
Zionist ideology bears full responsibility. It’s corrosive, destructive, racist, extremist, undemocratic and hateful.
It claims Jewish supremacy, specialness and uniqueness as God’s “chosen people.”
It espouses violence. It deplores peaceful coexistence. It chooses confrontation over diplomacy. It believes in strength through militarism, intimidation, and naked aggression.
It’s repugnant, indefensible, destructive and malignant. It harms Jews and non-Jews alike. It’s the root cause of anti-Semitism. It’s a monster. It’s consuming its host and humanity.
Besieged Gazans are suffocated and murdered. Historian Ilan Pappe accused Israel of slow-motion genocide. So did Law Professor Francis Boyle, saying:
“What we’re seeing in Gaza now, is pretty much slow-motion genocide against the (1.7) million Palestinians who live in Gaza.”
“If you read the 1948 Genocide Convention, it clearly says that one instance of genocide is the deliberate infliction of conditions of life calculated to bring about the physical destruction of a people in whole or in part.”
“And that’s exactly what has been done to Gaza, since the imposition of the blockade by Israel; then the massacre of 1,400 Palestinians, two-thirds of whom were civilians, in Operation Cast Lead.”