Too many Israelis have believed that they can do unspeakable things, ethnic cleansing and apartheid and get away with it. These things always bear a bitter fruit and many Israelis know this and want a just peaceful and fair society that doesn’t resist, that doesn’t speak against their crimes. only Israelis can think like this.
By : Mohammed Jehan Khan
Published in Colombo Telegraph
The recent siege of Israel on Gaza citizens has made Israel a reinvigorated hero among two Islamophobes in the South Asian region, the ruling BJPs of India and Sri Lankan hardliners and their Facebook warriors. These two forces in the region promote and venerate Israel among the general public. These two supporters of Israel decry its excesses. They wring their hands over the tragic necessity of air-strikes on Gaza. The agony is that those abettors assure us that they respect human rights and want peace. But they react in inchoate fury when the reality of Israel is held up before them. So let’s ask ourselves: Who are Hebrews, Who are Israelis and What is Zionism?
Courtesy : The Independent
Dozens of Holocaust survivors, together with hundreds of descendants of Holocaust survivors and victims, have accused Israel of “genocide” for the deaths of more than 2,000 Palestinians in Gaza since the conflict erupted in July.
In an open letter released by the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network and published as an advert in The New York Times, the group calls for a full economic, cultural and academic boycott of Israel over its “wholesale effort to destroy Gaza”.
“Genocide begins with the silence of the world,” the statement reads, “We must raise our collective voices and use our collective power to bring about an end to all forms of racism, including the ongoing genocide of Palestinian people.”
The statement also condemns the United States for its financial and diplomatic support of Israel.
The signatories express alarm at “the extreme, racist dehumanization of Palestinians in Israeli society, which has reached a fever pitch.”
This condemnation was designed as a response to a widely-published advertisement from Nobel prize-winning author Elie Wiesel that condemned Hamas for its “use of children as human shields”.
The statement reads: “We are disgusted and outraged by Elie Wiesel’s abuse of our history […] to justify the unjustifiable.”
Of the 327 signatories, 40 survived the Holocaust and the other 287 are descendants of Holocaust survivors or victims.
Recent today reports refer to the destruction of an high rise office building in the southern town of Rafah, and the bombing of an apartment building in Gaza City amid attempts from the Egyptian government to establish a durable ceasefire.
More than 2,100 Palestinians, including 500 children have been killed in the conflict, according to Palestinian health officials and UN figures. Israel has lost 64 soldiers and four civilians.
Note : This article was written in 1998 by the late Dr. Israel Shahak , an outspoken critic of thr Israeli Zionist government. First published under pen name Ysmael Rubinstein as “Woher stammt eigentlich der David-Stern?” in Vierteljahreshefte für freie Geschichtsforschung 3(2) (1999), pp. 181f. Translated by Fabian Eschen. Sadly it remains relevant today.
In the year 1998 the modern State of Israel celebrated its fiftieth birthday. The Western world joined the celebration accordingly, including many practicing Christians. One could observe, especially in book stores, quantities of large Stars of David exhibited in the display windows as eye catchers in order to announce newly published books, which praise the history of the Zionist state. It is not the only point of criticism that Israel’s history is explained rather one-sidedly in these books – especially by eliminating the fate of the eternal losers in the Middle East conflict, the Palestinians. Continue reading