Zionism Is Genocide
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
In 2018, Hadassah Magazine called Brooklyn, NY “the most Jewish spot on earth.”
In the 1940s, its Jewish population numbered around 900,000. Now it’s around 600,000.
On Nakba Day, May 15, at a pro-Palestinian rally in densely Jewish Brooklyn, signs read:
“This Jew will not stand by” silently
“Another Jew for a Free Palestine”
Most striking was the image of a diminutive woman with a determined look in her eyes, holding a sign saying:
“This 90 year old Jew says ZIONISM is GENOCIDE”
Zionism is also racist tyranny by another name.
“Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) is guided by a vision of justice, equality and freedom for all people,” the organization states.
Zionism abhors these values. It’s why JVP “unequivocally” opposes its scourge.
It’s polar opposite what peace, equity, justice, and compliance the rule of law are all about.
In Israel, it’s a racist, violent, apartheid “settler-colonial movement…where Jews have more rights than others,” said JVP.
Repugnant in all respects, it dispossesses Palestinians from their homes, land, well-being and lives for not being Jewish.
There’s nothing remotely anti-Semitic about Zionist critics. Everyone everywhere should unite with them against apartheid Israel.
Its slow-motion genocide elimination of long-suffering Palestinians makes it a moral and ethical duty for everyone to oppose —Jews and non-Jews alike.
Law Professor Francis Boyle stressed time and again that “Palestinians have been victims of genocide as defined by the 1948 Genocide Convention since the founding of the State of Israel” 73 years ago.
It’s Article II states the following:
Genocide is all about the “intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial, or religious group, as such:
(a) killing members of the group;
(b) causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its destruction its physical destruction in whole or in part…”
Boyle: The above “is exactly” how Israel operates against Palestinians — especially besieged Gazans.
They’re victims of four Israeli genocidal wars in the last 13 years.
Since illegally blockading the Strip in 2007, its ruling authorities have waged slow-motion genocide against its two million people daily — along with speeding up the process by four bloody wars of aggression.
According to political economist Shir Hever, Israel is militarily superior to Palestinian resistance while strategically “losing international legitimacy” — including among Jews worldwide.
Despite 11 days of mass slaughter and destruction in Gaza, the Netanyahu regime lost the war.
So did Gazans — at least for years needed to rebuild physically and emotionally for countless numbers harmed by Israeli aggression.
Longer-term remains to be seen.
The struggle to end illegal blockade and for Palestinian liberation overall hopefully will come one day, but for now it’s nowhere in sight.
Friday, interventionist Blinkin’s deputy spokesman Jalina Porter was asked what the Biden regime is doing to condemn “Israeli aggression against Palestinian civilians.”
She ducked the question as expected, instead repeating a usual unacceptable response, saying:
The US is “working tirelessly to bring an end to this (sic),” adding:
It’ll “continue to remain engaged with senior Israeli officials, Palestinian leadership, as well as partners in the region (in) calling for sustainable calm (sic).”
Ignored by Porter were four Security Council draft statements, expressing mild criticism of Israel — blocked by the Biden White House.
She said nothing about its approval of a $735 million supply of US arms to Israel, including precision-guided missiles for further smashing Gaza and aggression against Syria at its discretion.
And, of course, she ignored longstanding US/Western one-sided support for the highest of Israeli high crimes, along with disdain and indifference toward Palestinian rights.
Its people have no high-level friends in Washington or other Western capitals.
The US notably supplies the Israeli war machine with state-of-the-art weapons and generous funding for its perpetual war on long-suffering Palestinians.
In 1920, industrialist Henry Ford called the “International Jew the world’s foremost problem.”
His remark was blatantly racist. Today as it applies to Israel, its hardcore supporters and enablers, it’s reality.
On Thursday, the Addameer Human Rights Group accused the Netanyahu regime of escalating violence against Palestinians throughout the Occupied Territories for the last month — in the run-up to and during its aggression against Gaza.
Hardline racist settlers are complicit, armed gangs attacking Palestinians viciously — while nearby security forces do nothing to intervene.
“Arbitrary arrests have been a key feature of the Israeli occupation’s attempts to repress the Palestinian people’s struggle for liberty all across the occupied Palestinian territory,” Addameer stressed.
Ceasefire on Friday changed nothing because the world community — especially the US-dominated West — does nothing to enforce the rule of law.
On Saturday, Al Jazeera reported that while days of devastating Israeli terror-bombing and shelling went on round-the-clock “terrified (Gazans) sa(id) their final goodbyes to family members and friends…fearing they would die in one of the heaviest Israeli attacks on the Palestinian enclave ever.”
In its aftermath, survivors face the daunting task of trying to rebuild and heal their emotional scars.
They’ll get little or no help from the US and West — their ruling regimes uncaring about their rights, well-being or lives.
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“How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion, and Class War”
“Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity”