Israel's Racist of the Year Award
Honoring what demands condemnation.
by Stephen Lendman
Israeli racism is longstanding. It's institutionalized. Imagine honoring it. Israel did so. It finds new ways of reaching new lows. It disgraces itself in the process.
It shouldn't surprise. It's common practice. Jews alone matter. Arabs are considered subhuman.
Mondoweiss co-editor Philip Weiss headlined "Defense of separation wall = Prize for service to humanity."
"Israel honors New Republic literary editor Leon Wieseltier."
He's "in the money." He got the million dollar Dan David prize. It's from a Tel Aviv University foundation. It's awarded for innovative and interdisciplinary research. It's been done since 2002.
Israeli critics are excluded. Past honorees include Tony Blair and Al Gore. They're war criminals. They deserve prison time, not awards.
Wieseltier's a notorious racist. He supports occupation harshness. He opposes Palestinian liberation. He's against their right to resist. He shames himself for doing so. It doesn't surprise. More on him below.
He worked for former New Republic (TNR) owner Martin Peretz. He served as editor from 1974 - 2011. In 2012, he sold out to Facebook head Chris Hughes.
He turned TNR into a pro-Israeli mouthpiece. He supports its worst crimes. He calls Arabs "violent, fratricidal, unreliable, primitive, crazed and barbarian."- Advertisement -
They created a "wretched society." They're "cruel, belligerent, intolerant, (and) fearing." Palestine's "an utter fiction," a "fraudulent nation-state," he claims.
They're "murderous, grotesque, (and) can't even run a post office." Their societies "have gone bonkers over jihad."
They "feign outrage when they protest what they call American (or) Israeli atrocities."