Living Under Israeli State Terror
American politicians and media scoundrels long ago sold their souls to Israel.
by Stephen Lendman
On November 6, Americans vote for president, Congress, and regional candidates. On matters concerning Israel, virtually every officeholder and aspirant expresses wholehearted support.
One-sided bipartisan platform language endorses it. Rock solid commitment defines it. Obama and Romney practically fall over each other affirming it. Doing so lets Israel to get away with crimes of war, against humanity, and genocide with impunity. It's no exaggeration.
Longstanding US policy permits it. Palestinians were thrown under the bus decades ago. Israel considers them lesser beings. So does America. Policies in both countries show it.
Human suffering is out of sight and mind. In late August, a UN report said Gaza won't be "livable" by 2020 without urgent help. At issue is improving water supply and safety, power, healthcare, education, other essential services, and rebuilding what war and regular Israeli attacks destroy.
UN humanitarian coordinator Maxwell Gaylard said conditions already are too severe to bear. Gaza's been suffocating under Israel's blockade for over five years.
It's democratically elected government is unrecognized. At the behest of Israel, Washington declared it a terrorist organization. Isolation renders Gaza's economy nonviable.
Peace and security don't exist because Israel prevents it. Land, sea and air attacks happen regularly. No one knows from day to day who'll live, die, or become permanently disabled.
Rapid population growth assures much worse ahead without help. Pathetically little so far is forthcoming. Talk substitutes for policies, condemnation of Israel, demands to end the blockade, and other actions to free Palestine from lawless militarized occupation and oppression.
Israeli crimes happen daily. Some matter more than others. All deserve international condemnation. Palestinian liberation and self-determination are long overdue.
Volumes can be written daily on what's wrong and needs correcting. On September 6, 30 Israeli intelligence community members, Likudnik Moshe Feiglin, and extremist settlers violated the Al-Aqsa Mosque's sanctity. It happened early at 8AM.
They entered forcefully, defiled it, and performed Talmudic rituals. Israeli security forces protected them. Imagine world headlines and outrage if Palestinians entered a synagogue, prayed peacefully, and just left. Condemnation too vocal to miss would follow.
An Al-Aqsa Institute press release accused Israel of "profanation of the mosque".in which the occupation attempts to (force a Jewish) presence" where it doesn't belong, impose its will lawlessly, and try "to divide Al-Aqsa between Palestinians and Jews."
It called on Palestinians to increase their presence and protect holy ground. That much and more is essential.