The courageous ex U.N Special Rapporteur for Palestine, Richard Falk once again notes the slick cynicism of those in positions of power in the West and East who clothe the evils of Israeli occupation of Palestine in what Richard Falk beautifully describes as “oily eupehemisms”, but which in my homeland we would simply call “weasel words”: i.e. cloaking evil in nice words to ensure our privileged place is not compromised.
The murder, theft, torture and terror that Palestinians have had to ensure at the hands of an occupation government that has been wholeheartedly supported in their 70 years of genocide by every Western government, has been completely unfettered . However just as with apartheid South Africa, and the wholehearted Western support for a “good” white government “battling the darkies”; the reality of the despotism of this undisputed pure and simple rascism, is finally hitting home to many in the West.
Now that the tide is slowing turning, and Western populations are progressively becoming to realise the enormity of these human rights violations by “poor little Israel”, we have increasing numbers of those governments now cynically attempting to divert the tide of public opinion by recognising Palestine as an independent state. In its current geographical boundaries , which have been progressively sliced and walled away by the Israeli occupation every year, Palestine is a completely nonviable state entity.
Because of the actions of the Israeli military and their government over this 70 years of depredation, a single state solution is now the only answer. A single state where all its occupants have equal rights, where lands stolen over the past 70 years are restored, where Palestinians forcibly exiled have full right of return and full compensation from those who have destroyed their livelihoods, homes, orchards and family members.
Maybe then the oily euphemisms can be replaced with truth and honesty.
Here, we have a most wonderful example ( were it not so appalling and disgusting) commentary from an Israeli apologist supreme, a David P Goldman who argues , with such authencity, that all those Gazan women and children murdered by Israeli soldiers in their last onslaught against the ghetto of Gaza, did so because Hamas forced them to stand up and be bombed shot and strafed . Oh those Palestinians brought it on themselves didn’t they Mr Goldman?
Read the account of “Jerusalem Day ” this year from Electronic Intifada or see the resulting “Death to Arabs” march by Israeli children
And for those who may doubt the barbarism of the Israeli ongoing assault on Palestine and its tiny Gaza enclave-it may be useful to read the testimonials of Israeli soldiers in their recent “Protective Edge” or “Stalwart Cliff” assault on Gaza here at Breaking the Silence
And, let us never forget, there are many Jewish voices internationally resisting the Zionist agenda of subjugation of occupied peoples- particularly the Jewish Voices for Peace movement
And a further piece of evidence of the now desperate responses from those attempting to shore up the sordid reputation of the Israeli occupation forces, from the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, noting among other points that: A new website is publicizing the identities of pro-Palestinian student activists to prevent them from getting jobs after they graduate from college. But the website is keeping its own backers’ identity a secret. “It is your duty to ensure that today’s radicals are not tomorrow’s employees,” a female narrator intones in a slick video posted to the website’s YouTube account. Called Canary Mission, the site has posted profiles of dozens of students and recent graduates, alongside those of well-known activists like Omar Barghouti, founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement…..