It is encouraging that more and more voices are piercing through the silence so pervasive in the U.S. media regarding Israel’s war of terror on the Palestinians.
In the UK, the British Union of Journalists (BUOJ) voted to boycott Israel and Israeli products and demands that the British government impose sanctions against the apartheid Jewish State comparing the colonial occupation of Palestine to that of South Africa.
At the UN, the new Human Rights Council has passed eight resolutions condemning Israel for gross human rights violations. It has accused Israel for its savage attack on Lebanon last year and its saturated bombardment of (banned) cluster bombs.
Former U.N. weapons inspector in Iraq, Scott Ritter, accuses Israel of pressuring the US into war with Iran in his new book. ‘Target Iran’ and urges more people to break the silence in condemning Israel’s state sponsored terrorism to counter the massive propaganda efforts of Israel and the neo-cons of the Bush administration.
The Bush doctrine has now delivered a death blow to Palestinians dreams of justice and statehood. Omitted from the U.S. media is the ongoing slaughter of Palestinians. For example, in 2006 Israel killed 700 Palestinians, half of whom were civilians, including 141 children. In the same period Palestinians killed 23 Israelis. Israel has delivered arms to the unelected Fatah and has succeeded in driving a wedge between the Palestinian groups. Gaza has been hermetically sealed from the outside world and its people – men, women and children are on the border of starvation. To add to their misery, Israel continues its military assault on the impoverished people of Gaza.