Netanyahu: The Face of Israeli Fascism
by Stephen Lendman
Israel under Netanyahu reflects Arundhadi Roy's view. Her book titled " Field Notes on Democracy " explained.
"What kind of India do they want," she asked? "A limbless, headless, soulless torso left bleeding under the butcher's clever with a flag driven deep into her mutilated heart?"
She compared Hindu right wing persecution of Muslims to Hitler's war on Jews. Occupied Palestinians are treated the same way.
Hitler terrorized Jews for a dozen years. Israel waged war on Palestinians for decades. It rages out-of-control. It shows no signs of ending.
During his first late 1990s prime ministerial term, Netanyahu was Israel's most polarizing leader. He exceeded the worst of his predecessors.
Right-wing extremists adore him. He's worse than ever now. Polls favor his January 22 reelection. Israelis will have themselves to blame. They're as out of touch as Americans. They accept what demands rejection.
Netanyahu wages war on democracy. He threatens his own people. He defies them. He gives chutzpah new meaning.
He spurns Palestinian rights. He accelerated lawless settlement construction. He's stealing Palestinian land faster than ever. His E1 Ma'aleh Adumin plan drew flack.
At issue is separating the West Bank from Jerusalem, Judaizing the entire city, surrounding Palestinian urban areas with encroaching Israeli settlements, and driving the last spike into the corpse of a two-state solution.
It's no longer possible with or without E1 development. Proceeding with it divides the West Bank into separate north/south areas. Doing so reflects Netanyahu's divide, conquer, steal, and ethnically cleanse strategy.
He calls Occupied Palestine "disputed territory." He believes Jews have sole "natural right and territorial claim." He spurns international law. Fourth Geneva leaves no ambiguity. Article 49 states:
"Individual or mass forcible transfers, as well as deportations of protected persons from occupied territory to the territory of the Occupying Power or to that of any other country, occupied or not, are prohibited, regardless of their motive."
Palestinians acted in their own defense. They defied occupation harshness. They erected a Bab Al Shams village tent city. They did so on their own land.
Bab Al Shams means "Gateway to the Sun." It reflects Palestinian liberation. It's the gate to their return. Lebanese novelist Elias Khoury discussed it. He related Palestinian history symbolically through a love story.