Israel Commits Crimes Without Punishment
Israel is a rogue terror state.
by Stephen Lendman
Israel is a rogue state. It's a serial abuser. It commits crimes without punishment. It tolerates no criticism.
Last May, it suspended contact with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
On April 30, Haaretz headlined "Israel joins UN list of states limiting human rights organizations," saying:
Censure followed an earlier Ministerial Committee on Legislation approval to restrict foreign governments from funding NGOs. It should have been for crimes against humanity. Israel commits them daily.
It spurns fundamental rule of law principles. It rejects Fourth Geneva's de jure applicability. It's defied dozens of UN resolutions. It ignored the International Court of Justice's 2004 condemnation of its Separation Wall.
It refused cooperation with the Goldstone Commission on Cast Lead. In 2012, it denied UN investigators entry to collect testimonies on its lawless settlements.
Since appointed UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Occupied Territories in March 2008, Israel prevented Richard Falk from entering Palestine. Rogue states operate that way. Israel is one of the worst.
January elections solidified fascist rule. Prime Minister Netanyahu is a world class thug. He heads Israel's worst ever government. Bipartisan MKs are racist, hardline rogues. What little opposition exists is weak-kneed.
Netanyahu exceeds the worst of Ariel Sharon and previous rogue leaders. He's an embarrassment to democratic governance. He menaces Israelis and Palestinians alike. He threatens regional neighbors and humanity.
Official policies reflect state terror, apartheid, belligerence, violence, institutionalized racism, exploitation, occupation harshness, neoliberal rapaciousness, and war as an option of choice.
Peace is a non-starter. Palestinians never had a legitimate partner and don't now. Things go from bad to worse. Daily events explain. Israel terrorizes Palestinians with impunity.
Yesh Din defends Palestinian human rights. It exposes Israeli abuses. It champions long denied accountability.