Israelis Are Today’s Nazis

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by Stephen Lendman
Israel terrorizes Palestinians the same way Nazis brutalized Jews – disgracefully supported by Western regimes and supportive media, ignoring decades of racist persecution, including ongoing genocidal high crimes demanding accountability. More on Israeli ruthlessness below.
Resistance against Nazi tyranny during WW II occurred in every occupied country, as well as in Germany – from Hitler’s rise to power until the Third Reich’s fall in spring 1945, including plans to oust Hitler and end the scourge of Nazism.
Throughout occupied Europe, Russian, French, Dutch, Belgian, Slavic, Polish, Scandinavian, even Italian resistance challenged its ruthlessness.
Heroic individuals and groups operated underground – risking their lives for freedom, including committing acts of sabotage against Axis powers, as well as working with allied countries.
They were hailed as courageous patriots, freedom fighters for peace, equity and justice, partisans on the right side of history.
Scores of notable figures were cited for challenging Nazi (and imperial Japanese) tyranny, including France’s Charles de Gaulle, Yugoslavia’s Josip Tito and Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh, plus numerous others most people forgot.
Soviet partisans were especially heroic, waging unrelenting guerrilla war against Nazi occupiers – from behind enemy lines and bases within Soviet-held territory, aided by the Red Army, involved in major operations, part of a four-year liberating struggle.
Palestinian resisters heroically challenge the scourge of Israel’s ruthless occupation – international law affirming the legitimacy of their struggle.
UN Resolution A/RES/3246 (XXIX) (November 1974) “(r)eaffirms the legitimacy of the peoples’ struggle for liberation form colonial and foreign domination and alien subjugation by all available means, including armed struggle.”
“Strongly condemns all Governments which do not recognize the right to self-determination and independence of peoples under colonial and foreign domination and alien subjugation, notably the peoples of Africa and the Palestinian people.”
UN Resolution A/RES/33/24 (November 1978) “(r)eaffirms the legitimacy of the struggle of peoples for independence, territorial integrity, national unity and liberation from colonial and foreign domination and foreign occupation by all available means, particularly armed struggle.”
Numerous other UN resolutions affirm the right of all occupied people oppressed by colonial foreign domination to use armed struggle for freedom – especially long-suffering Palestinians, ruthlessly occupied for nearly half a century, no end to their misery in prospect.
Israel considers all acts of resistance “terrorism,” including political activism and young children throwing stones – its own high crimes of war and against humanity misportrayed as defending national security.
On Sunday, protesters for Palestinian rights took to European streets, denouncing Israeli violence. London Palestine Action activists marched to BBC headquarters, expressing “solidarity for Palestinian resistance.” One addressed others participating, saying:
“We know that as long as the UK media keeps repeating Israeli government press releases and portraying Palestinians as either only helpless victims or violent aggressors, we have to shout out loud that there is (the) right of an occupied people to resist” – affirmed under international law as explained above.
Jewish EuroPalestine president Olivia Zemor is barred from entering Israel. She told hundreds of Palestinian supporters in Paris:
“The Israeli government has chosen to provoke the Palestinians, to humiliate them, to be involved in the escalation of violence, because the media spotlight is elsewhere at the moment.”
She called on the Hollande regime to stop supporting the “terrorist Israeli state,” adding:
“Today we stand behind the Palestinians and we aren’t ready to negotiate, since there is nothing to negotiate. The only thing that remains is to take up arms.”
Israel doesn’t negotiate. It demands, unwilling ever to accept Palestinian self-determination, pursuing longstanding slow-motion genocide. The only solution is sustained, committed resistance. Nothing else can work.
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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.