The Jaded Prole

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

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The Catastrophe Continues

This date marks the anniversary of al nakba, "the catastrophe" in Palestine. It marks the time in 1948 when the Israelis expelled much of the Palestinian population through violence and terror. Today the catastrophe continues with the ultimate goal clearing out the Palestinian population any way they can -- through outright murder to making life so unbearable that people leave, losing their right to return, even to embattled ghettoes. The links on this page supply the facts in numbers and on the ground.

The Israeli policy of ethnic cleansing and mass punishment, of using food, water and medicine as weapons is a form of genocide and a catastrophe that does irreperable harm to Israel and to Jews through moral attrition and the creation of generations of animosity even as they inflict on Palestinians the brutality that vicitimized Jews for a millenia.

It is also a catastrophe for the U.S which underwrites Israel and supplies it with the tools of detruction and death. Every day the nakba continues is a day creating vengeance and animosity against us.

This is a catastrophe which must end and we have the power to stop it by insisting on a divestment from Israel and a cutting off of U.S. money. We cannot pretend to fight terrorism while underwriting a terrorist state.

3 Comments:

At 1:19 PM, Blogger dances with words said...

You are 100% right! Unfortunately those of us who see the truth behind the rhetoric are a small minority. Neither the Republicans nor the Democrats are allowed to deviate from the party line that we must support Israel, no matter how badly they behave.

 
At 4:55 PM, Blogger christopher cunningham said...

the US wants it...they need the Israelis to be their fists in stirring up the war the neocons want with Iran.

check it out here.

 
At 5:14 PM, Blogger Partisanpoet said...

Exactly. I think the Hezbollah provocation smells of the NSA. I think they have their agent provocatuers involved.

I've thought that the neocon junta would get Israel to do the dirty work against Iran. Israel has a long history of doing filty things for them.

 

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