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  1. Zugzwang
    08 Jun '07
    22 Jan '19 20:081 edit

    "The Guardian view on Israel’s democracy: killing with impunity, lying without consequence?"

    "In the last nine months of 2018, according to the United Nations,
    Palestinians – many of them children – were killed at the rate of
    around one a day while taking part in protests along Israel’s perimeter
    fence with Gaza about their right to return to ancestral homes.
    They included medics and journalists. Most of the dead were unarmed
    and posed no danger to anyone, with little more than rocks in their
    hands and slogans on their lips. Yet Israel continued with an immoral
    and unlawful policy that sees soldiers of its military, which is under
    democratic civilian control, shoot, gas, shell and kill protesters,
    including those who pose no credible threat."

    Many American 'liberals' object to the US detention of migrant
    children yet don't object when the IDF kills Palestinian children.

    "This (Israeli) blatant disregard for Gazan lives and the lack of
    accountability is underpinned by a politics of resentment and
    dissembling that has profound repercussions for Israel. If one
    can kill with impunity, then can one lie without consequence?"

    The mainstream US media rarely, if ever, questions or challenges Israeli lies.

    "... the recent spat between the historian Benny Morris and the
    writer Gideon Levy. The former, who made his name by lifting the
    veil on the ethnic cleansings on which Israel was founded, but
    drifted rightwards to say that these heinous crimes did not go
    far enough, and the latter, a leftwing columnist, agree that the
    two-state solution is a fading prospect."

    The 'two state solution' has been moribund for years, if not decades.
    Israel aims (at its most 'generous' ) to impose a Bantustan upon the
    Palestinians, while being lauded by the USA for its extraordinary
    'humanity' in doing so.

    In terms of mainstream US politics, Israel can (and has) completely kill
    Palestinians with impunity and lie about them with no adverse consequences.
  2. Behind the scenes
    27 Jun '16
    23 Jan '19 06:35

    And a few chess players on this site have the power to change this situation - Right?? 🙄
  3. Joined
    07 Dec '05
    23 Jan '19 06:47
    Israel a puppet nation of the empire. The Five Eyes nations will always condone and cover up the wrong doings of Israel.
  4. Standard membershavixmir
    Guppy poo
    Sewers of Holland
    31 Jan '04
    23 Jan '19 07:18
    @mchill said

    And a few chess players on this site have the power to change this situation - Right?? 🙄
    If that’s the only reason to post here, why are you still wasting your time?
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