Monday, June 13, 2016

From the Horses' Mouths

One by one the Zionist shibboleths fall:

First there was Israel's deputy chief of staff, Yair Golan, who admitted that "the nauseating processes that occurred in Europe in general and Germany in particular, 70, 80 and 90 years ago" were "here among us, today, in 2016," and called for "national soul-searching."

Then there was the exiting defence minister, Moshe Ya'alon, who told us that Judeo-fascists were now in control of Israel - "[E]xtremist and dangerous elements... have overrun Israel and the Likud Party."

Then the mayor of Tel Aviv, Ron Huldai, named Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories, not so-called Palestinian incitement, as the reason for armed attacks on Jewish Israelis by Palestinians  - "You can't hold people in a situation of occupation and hope they'll reach the conclusion everything is alright."

Now a former Mossad chief, Efraim Halevy, has said the same thing - "[S]ince we are in control of the West Bank... I think one should expect... that there will be people who think that they have to rise up and... fight against it." (Inside Israel's Mossad: Efraim Halevy on Upfront, Al-Jazeera, 28/5/16)

Furthermore, in the same interview, Halevy said of Hamas - "If you go to Israel and speak to the IDF field commanders... Every brigade commander who has been commanding a unit opposite the Gaza Strip believes that the best situation for Israel at this point in time is that the Hamas should be there rather than anyone else."

Finally, he dared to buck the party line on Iran - "I believe there is no existential threat to Israel from anybody in the world, including the Iranians."

In sum, Israeli experts are now telling us that Israel is a hotbed of racist and religious reaction; that armed attacks on Israelis by Palestinians are simply blowback for Israel's brutal occupation of the Palestinian territories; and that banging on about outdated Hamas charters and imaginary Iranian nukes just doesn't cut it any more.

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