Haim Bresheeth-Zabner, in his 2020 history of the Zionist project as military violence, writes that the “pretence of an equality of claims between a militarized settler-colonial illegal administration and the indigenous population has been the mainstay of liberal Zionism, providing cover for every war crime in the book.” The claim of “enlightened occupation” is used to justify continued atrocities, allowing the perpetrators and their supporters to “smear as traitor anyone who voices the slightest criticism.” He documents a genocidal intent against Palestinians from the outset and quotes the secret orders given by the political/military leadership.
Continue reading at https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/10/23/israel-unbounded/
Israeli leaders brazenly and sadistically, overtly and covertly, carry out their matrix of control, securitization, and incremental genocide. This article raises the question of guilt. Eyal Weizman  explores the moral depravity wherein a lesser evil is justifiable if it prevents a greater evil. Michael Ignatieff, human rights scholar and once the leader of Canada’s Liberal Party, defended the use of torture on this basis, and also said that he did not lose sleep over Israel’s massacre of 57 people, including 37 children, in the Lebanese village of Qana in 2006. Israel has bombed, with impunity, the entire life-sustaining infrastructure of Gaza, and unless the siege is entirely dismantled, there are many warnings that the Covid-19 pandemic could well be a holocaust.
Continue reading at https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/04/14/guilt-and-impunity-gaza-and-covid-19/
Palestine’s population in the West Bank and Gaza is over 5 million people. As previously stated, since the year 2000, over 10,000 Palestinians have been brutally murdered by Israel’s army and settlers, funded exclusively with hard earned U.S. tax dollars. To extrapolate, that means that between the year 2000 and 2020, 660,00 American citizens would have been murdered.
Would we allow such a genocide?
Continue reading at https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/04/10/a-lethal-virus-called-israeli-occupation-another-somber-easter-in-occupied-palestine/
I have written five books dealing with the Israeli/Palestine conflict (how meaningless that word). In 2010 Palgrave Macmillan published The Plight of the Palestinians: a Long History of Destruction. Dr. Richard Falk, Raconteur for the Palestinian people, wrote a new Introduction for the paper back edition. He, too, understands why the Foreign Minister is upset. I edited this volume that provided 32 chapters by world renowned experts on the genocide in Palestine.
Continue reading at https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/03/06/the-wisdom-that-comes-with-age-and-moral-courage/
President Donald Trump recently perverted Ilhan Omar’s words as a means to stoke his Islamophobic, white supremacist base.
In concert, Elan Carr, the Trump administration’s newly appointedSpecial Envoy for Monitoring and Combating “Anti-Semitism”, revealed his true agenda, which is to target non-violent organized resistance to Israeli apartheid and genocide of the Palestinian people; e.g. the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
Continue reading at https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/04/17/the-ilhan-omar-gambit-anti-semitism-as-a-reactionary-political-tool/
Back in 2012 I wrote a short book entitled Cultural Genocide (Rutgers University Press). It looked at four case studies of this phenomenon: the American Indians, Russian treatment of Jews in the 19th century, Chinese assimilation of Tibet, and Israel’s ongoing treatment of the Palestinians. It is an aspect of Palestinian plight that I want to revisit here.
The idea behind cultural genocide is relatively simple—it is the systematic erasure of the culture of indigenous people subject to colonization.
Continue reading at https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/08/08/food-theft-as-a-form-of-cultural-genocide/
Of course, when hundreds of Holocaust survivors who live in Israel called the most recent high tech carnage in Gaza in 2014 “genocide”, it drew the line. Even the Zionist state was not so crass or politically craven as to publicly label them Jew haters because they had the principled audacity to call it to task for the slaughter of thousands of defenseless women, children and elders. No, that would be exploiting the exploitation called the Holocaust that Zionist cheerleaders have employed for 70 years as so much cover for one of Israel’s own making… as it thumbs its nose at the world and commits unspeakable mayhem against Palestinians. To Zionists, survivors who screamed out with dignity and honor… “genocide,” were pathetic… just old and feeble.
Continue reading at http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/11/25/an-open-letter-to-american-jews/
But, objectively, is Trump really any less vulgar politically than Clinton, who once laughingly declared “we came, we saw, he died” to describe the horrific death—sodomized by bayonets—of Libyan leader Muammar Qadaffi? Some liberals in their search for reasons to support Clinton over Sanders have pointed to her “extensive” foreign policy experience. Actually, they would be better off not bringing up the topic. Does it matter that this experience includes supporting the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq? Does it matter that she supports global assassinations by drone as an instrument of foreign policy? Or that as Secretary of State in 2009 she had her slippery hand involved in the right-wing coup in Honduras? Does it matter she has stood as an unabashed apologist for Israel’s repeated genocidal assaults on Palestinian Gaza?
Continue reading at http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/06/10/beyond-bernie-beyond-capitalism/
It is my view that the Israeli government, with the active support and military aid of the U.S. government is committing human rights abuses and genocide against the Palestinian people. I believe that Hillary Clinton is aggressively, willfully, and consciously aiding and abetting that genocide and must be defeated in California and at the Democratic Convention.
Continue reading at http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/06/03/sanders-v-clinton-on-palestine-no-contest/
For many more years than any intelligent person would want to count, Israel was the sacred cow of the United States. From its violent, bloody, genocidal inception that involved the ethnic cleansing of at least 750,000 Palestinians, and the murder of another 10,000, right through to the illegal, immoral occupation of the West Bank and blockade (aka occupation) of the Gaza Strip, Israel, in the view of U.S. governance and politics, could do no wrong…
Continue reading at http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/04/01/the-facade-of-israel-is-cracking/