Israel: The Pariah of the International Community

by Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey
Published: May 31, 2010 –

The most striking feature about Israel’s most recent act of terrorism, an act of piracy and murder on the high seas, is that it surprises nobody. A robber steals. Israel commits war crimes. What is even more remarkable is its attempts at self-justification, claiming that its soldiers were attacked.

Well of course they were attacked. They were illegally boarding a ship carrying peace activists trying to feed the starving people of Gaza in international waters. This was an act of piracy, this was an act of terrorism. Someone invades your space. You fight back.

What Israel has to understand is that to be accepted as a member of the international community, it has to act like one and this involves abiding by UN Resolutions, it means not only halting the building of colonies on land which has been stolen from Palestinians, it involves dismantling each and every colony set up on land outside the original borders of Israel.

The theft of identities to carry out a mafia-style hit, violations of human rights, the bulldozing of civilian homes, the seizure of land, attacking ambulances and shooting rescue workers, the shooting of children in the eyes with rubber bullets, the wearing of T-shirts with pregnant women with the caption “Two for the price of one” or “Two with one bullet” may be funny to Israeli people, it may even be hilarious and no doubt has many of them curled up giggling themselves helplessly to a doubled laundry bill.

True, there are many Israelis who are not Zionists. True, there are many Israelis who support Palestinian causes and inspect the actions of the Israeli Defense Force. True, not all Jews support the murderous horrific and illegal practices of the State of Israel. Yet the State of Israel goes on and on and on…and on, perpetrating them.

And what precisely does Israel hope to gain from these outrages against international law? Friendship? Sympathy? Respect? If so, then the notion that Israelis are intelligent, if one may hazard a collective description, is blasted into outer space. Such actions drive a wedge further between the hearts and minds of those of us who wish to live together like brothers and sisters around a common lake – our seas – and those who seem to like to live and die by the sword.

The notion that Israel can get off scot-free after this latest act of terrorism is as unacceptable as it is true. Ladies and gentlemen, it is going to happen. Watch this space. Israel’s main colony, the United States of America (ruled in fact by AIPAC) will veto any attempt at sanctions through the United Nations. Turkey will not pull off a punitive raid. After all, Israelis are not defenceless Armenians.

Israel will not shift an inch. It will go on bulldozing homes, it will go on stealing land, it will go on shooting kids in the eye with rubber bullets, it will go on letting pregnant mothers die in the streets, it will go on carrying out acts of terrorism and it will go on committing slaughters. International diplomacy will do nothing because the United States of America is held in a vice-like grip around its throat (or wherever) by Tel Aviv.

The way forward is not diplomacy as it stands today because diplomacy and international law do not exist where Israel is concerned. Let’s be honest about it. The way forward is also not violence and terrorism because it is fundamentally wrong, goes against every grain of common human decency and anyway engenders only more violence in an escalating spiral. No, the way forward is through economic measures. This approach is totally legal, non-violent and effective.

The only thing that the international community can do, is act with its feet. Or rather, with its wallet, boycotting Israeli goods. Anything with the serial number 729 (first three numbers on the left of a bar code) comes from Israel.




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7 Comments on “Israel: The Pariah of the International Community”

  1. Annie Ladysmith says:

    The Zionists are not, and never have been, on a kind of Ms. congeniality contest. Why is it so hard for people to get that death and destruction are tools they use to bring themselves the power they need to take over the world.

    They operate through debt, and created fiat “currency” to manipulate all the countries of the world into a state of perpetual poverty, and thereby render helpless the nations, through central banks which answer to the consolidated international power of the Zionists.

    The banks everywhere are completely controled by them and the process continues. There are a few renegades like, Iran, Venezuela, o! and of course, the Sudan. They took out Iraq already, and the list diminishes until all the nations are under the control of Zionist Jerusalem.

    If you don’t like this idea, it is a bit late to be squalking about it as it is already the reality we are in. It is no mystery why the US is being dissasembled peice by peice as the Zionists take out any possibility of armed resistance.

    Usuary works in the end, it works really well on a global scale. We have all become slaves to money created by debt, when the money is finally understood to be the illusion it …, then death, destruction, and slavery will start in earnest.

    If we don’t like them now, as the facade is dropped and the real nature of the beast is realized, we will, i can assure you, like them even less in the future.

  2. Specklefoot says:

    There is a quick and easy way out of the mess. Educate everyone you know about the way debt-backed “money”—works. Then support candidates for office who will address and work on this problem. If enough people from enough places “get” the message and understand the truth about this, there are many, many ways to end it. For example, we can being TAXING the Federal Reserve and the IMF for USING our money, and start reversing the process peacefully, or we can as sovereign nations issue our own currency and keep it. We don’t have to play this game.

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