Israel has no basis in international law for describing legitimate resistence as ‘terrorism.’ In fact the boot is on the other foot; while Palestinians have every right to resist, Israel is the aggressor state engaged in a process of terrorising a civilian population.
If questioning Zionism is a dangerous task then challenging Christian Zionism, the largest, best funded, and most religio-politically fundamentalist branch of Zionism, is infinitely more perilous. It is all the more dangerous because its influence – advocating the agency of God in Israel’s present history – reaches deep within the Church and to every level of US and British government.
Each year the thought leaders of this Christian Zionist movement issue updated religious rulings on who the ‘coming antichrist’ might be, and these constantly changing lists have an uncanny relationship with Israel’s enemies and US foreign policy.
Israel and Palestine can exist only behind their respective sides of the 1967 Green Line. Yet when this point comes to the table the dishonesty begins. It is true that there are elements within Palestine who would do Israel harm, but these are exceptions, and as we have seen in the most recent Israeli invasion of Gaza their capabilities are insignificant in comparison to Israel’s armed forces.
An obvious solution to the conflict between Israel and Palestine would be the complete expulsion or the slaughter of the Palestinian population. It has been done before, and it can even pay for itself.
Follow @UrFhasaidh Forty-eight years after the 1967 Six-Day War the state of Israel continues to illegally occupy the Palestinian Territories of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and the Golan Heights. There can be no doubt that this conflict constitutes the nub of many of the various and mounting tensions in the Middle East and … Continue reading From the River to the Sea