The Jaded Prole

A Progressive Worker's Perspective on the political and cultural events of our time.

Friday, June 30, 2006

Time to Pull the Plug on Israel

The other day someone asked if I was "anti-Isreal." As a Jew who is horrified and ashamed of Israel, I have to say yes. This wasn't always so but as my eyes opened up to the terrible mistreatment of Palestinians, to the racism that engendered, to the real history of ethnic cleansing on which Israel is based, and to the deveoping reality of Israeli genocidal Apartheid my opinion gradually changed. The latest in a long string of horrors is now happening in Gaza.

We as Americans are ultimately responsible for the crimes perpetrated by Israel. We fund Israel's existance to the degree that makes it, for all intents, our puppet state. We supply it with the helicopter gunships, the giant bulldozers that knock down homes and many of the other weapons. It's time for this to stop. If Israel ever had any legitimacy as a state, that time has long passed.

It's time to pull the plug. Stop the funding and divest from a failed experiment based in guilt and cold war strategy. Should we feel the need to fund anything there, it should be Palestine. Giving the money to Palestine would solve many problems and end much of the animosity that feuls "terrorism" against us. It may begin to assuage our own guilt.

As for the Jews in Israel, if they can't live peaceabley with their neighbors, I think we could find room for many who wish to resettle here. There is plenty of room in the Sonoran desert.
In the meantime ( and a mean time it is) I am gratified that there are in Isreael those who oppose the genocidal policies of it's government.


At 9:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Resettle 6.5 million people?

you really are a simple fuckwit

At 3:48 PM, Blogger Partisanpoet said...

They were "resettled" there and they should have the choice of living with their neighbors in peace. If we cut off theri funds they should also have the option of moving here. My assertion that we make space for those who choose that option was one of generosity.

Only a simple fuckwit or a person blinded by racism or religious/nationalist mythology would want to continue underwriting Israel.


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