Israeli Delegitimization - by Stephen Lendman
Issues of nation state legitimacy.
Under the UN Charter, other international law, and principles of sovereign equality, all states are equal. None are more or less legitimate than others.
Under the 1933 Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States, Israel qualifies as one. It has:
- a fixed recognizable territory;
- a permanent population;
- a functioning government; and
- the capacity to have relations with other countries.
At issue isn't its legal nation state legitimacy. Its lawless ideology is illegitimate. It's corrosive, destructive, racist, extremist, undemocratic and hateful. It claims Jewish supremacy, specialness and uniqueness as God's "chosen people."
It espouses violence, not peaceful coexistence. It chooses confrontation over diplomacy. It employs strength through militarism, intimidation, and naked aggression. It's contemptuous of moral values and ethical principles.
According to Joel Kovel, it's "a machine for the manufacture of human rights abuses." Alan Hart calls it "the real enemy of the Jews," and no wonder. It's a monster threatening its host and all humanity, especially in partnership with its Washington paymaster/partner.