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Israel Crosses a Line as IDF Snipers Murder Unarmed Protesters in the Ghetto of Gaza

And how does his differ from the Nazis and the Warsaw Ghetto?

"While in Jerusalem the Netanyahu government and the Designated Daughter of his brother-in-tyranny Trump were drinking champagne to celebrate the new US embassy there, in Gaza, the Netanyahu government was getting drunk on blood.

"And poisoning the bloodstream of Torah as if, God forbid, its Teaching were filled with hatred and contempt.

"Why are thousands of Palestinians willing to risk death? Because especially in Gaza, death is preferable to despair. Despair over the blockade of Gazan goods from being sold abroad; the blockade preventing Gaza’s fishermen from catching the sardines that swarm just outside the line drawn in the Mediterranean where Israelis sink the fishing boats of Gazans; the blockade that prevents the import of goods; the blockade that results in a devastated electrical power system; the blockade that has resulted in an unemployment rate of 40%, the highest in the world."
 

As for us in America, let's engage briefly in one of those Chomsky/Herman mental exercises. Imagine if you will what the reaction of the US government, the US corporate media, and the US public would be if Chinese soldiers of the PLA were, next week, to mow down hundreds of protesting Tibetans, killing hundreds and maiming thousands? Imagine what the reaction would be if Russian Red Army troops, rather than Moscow police, instead of simply arresting anti-Putin protestors on Red Square, massacred hundreds of them and maimed thousands. Imagine for that matter if French gendarmes, instead of busting up a refugee camp in the port of Calais, shot and killed hundreds and maimed thousands more. Even then, in the case of a US ally, I'm certain the outcry in America would be enormous, and yet in the case of Israel's violent, murderous repression of Gaza's protesters, we get mostly silence or at best a gentle tut-tutting.

That's not good enough, especially when the US is financing Israel's repressive military so lavishly.

The United States to be sure has much to answer for in its own dark history of Native American genocide and African-American slavery, and even today, as racial oppression, overt and indemic, continues against people of color. But what the US is doing in slavishly supporting Israel's brutal repression of Palestinians is beyond reprehensible. Even from a selfish point of view, in supporting Israel's obscene and criminal behavior towards its captive Palestinian population, the US is inviting the righteous fear and loathing of a huge part of the world. How can that support remotely be considered to be in America's interest? It's time to call Israel what it is -- a repressive religio-fascist state as toxic and violative of acceptable international norms as was the apartheid white regime of South Africa.

Israelis who support such fascist behavior will have only themselves to blame when an inevitable day of reckoning comes, which it surely will someday. But for the US, as Israel's primary backer, the only answer is to cease being Israel's enabler, to cancel all military aid, and to demand an end to the repression of Palestinians.



story | by Dr. Radut