Condemning Israel's Racist Occupation
Daily, Israel proves it's a rogue terror state.
by Stephen Lendman
Ongoing nearly 45 years and counting. Crimes of war, against humanity, and unspeakable atrocities define it. Growing condemnation hastens ending it.
Israeli control represents the longest military occupation in modern times. Palestinians are afforded no rights. Daily terror defines their lives. Racist policies persecute them.
It exceeds the worst of South African apartheid. It's gone on longer than anyone should tolerate. Malcolm X once asked: "What do you call a Black man with a PhD? n-word."
Jonathan Scott used Malcolm's quote in his article titled, "The n-wordization of Palestine," saying:
Major media and political truth and full disclosure of Israel's racist practices are excluded from public discourse.
Said blamed the power of Zionism to inflict unspeakable abuses on an entire people and get away with it for so long. Pilger referred to a "five and a half decade cover-up of Israel's oppression of the Palestinians."
With US political and financial backing, they've terrorized Palestinians with impunity. When victims dare defend themselves, they're called terrorists. Scoundrel media reports regurgitate the lie.
Human rights and other organizations, as well as growing numbers of Palestinian supporters worldwide speak freely. At a mid-March Geneva UN Human Rights Council conference, about 300 international organizations called on Israel to lift repressive restrictions on Palestinians' free movement and other discriminatory practices.
Observatory regional director Amani al-Sinwar discussed grave Israeli human rights abuses, including unjustifiable restrictions controlling their lives.
Separately, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem (Navi) Pillay said her visit to Occupied Palestine "brought (her) face to face with many large-scale human rights violations stemming from Israel's occupation...."
Among others, she mentioned illegal Palestinian transfers from their home areas, settlement expansions, settler violence, excessive Israeli security force abuses, and Gaza's suffocating siege.
Last summer, Haaretz writer Yitzhak Laor headlined his article, "Siege of Gaza has become a moral blockade of Israel." He called it "an international symbol of cruelty (and) further proof of the stupidly of our leaders."