Telling It Like It Is On Israel24/09/2014 04:53
It’s high time growing numbers of critics speak out forthrightly.
Israeli high crimes against peace are too egregious to ignore.
It’s essential to maintain a steady drumbeat of truth. It’s crucial to enlist growing numbers to demand accountability.
Israel’s 20% Arab population is effectively disenfranchised. Their fundamental rights are systematically denied.
Their few Knesset members are treated like potted plants. Like enemies of the state.
They’re scorned. They’re denounced. They’re persecuted. They’re treated like fifth column threats.
Occupied Palestinians face daily state terror. Gaza’s blockade remains despite repeated Israeli promises to ease things.
It’s invaded, bombed and shelled preemptively at Israel’s discretion.
Palestinians are wrongfully blamed for Israeli high crimes against peace. West Bank communities face multiple daily incursions.
Homes are ransacked. Property is damaged, destroyed or stolen. Families are terrorized. Children are traumatized. Dozens of lawless arrests are made.
Gazan fishermen are attacked at sea. Israel does so despite its Operation Protective Edge ceasefire agreement pledge not to do so.
Israeli promises aren’t worth the paper they’re written on. They’re systematically spurned. It works the same way every time. Rogue states operate this way.
Farmers are shot in their fields. Israeli border guards shoot Palestinian children for target practice.
Peaceful protesters are attacked with tear gas, stun grenades, batons, rubber-coated steel bullets and live fire.
Steven Salaita refused to be silent. He acted responsibly. Doing so cost him his tenured University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign American Indian Studies professorship.
His Twitter comments pulled no punches. They touched vital nerves.
He called Israel “a great example of how colonization impairs ethics and compels people to support shameful deeds in the name of atavistic ideals.”
He said “Hamas is the biggest red herring in American political discourse since Saddam’s ‘weapons of mass destruction.’ ”
Claiming “Hamas makes us do it…isn’t new,” he explained. “American settlers used (similar logic) in slaughtering and displacing Natives.”
“Forget biting the hand,” he said. “Israel just devoured Obama’s arm to the shoulder blade.”
It’s the only nation mass “murder(ing) (hundreds of Palestinian children) and insisting it is the victim.”
It’s gets away with murder and mass destruction. It does so because Western leaders able to make a difference do nothing.
They don’t intervene. They don’t give a damn about doing the right thing.
They support Israeli lawlessness. They back its genocidal high crimes. They ignore Palestinian rights. Israeli ones alone matter.