POSTED RESPONSE TO A COMMENT IN PATRICK MARTIN'S COLUMN IN TORONTO'S GLOBE AND MAIL
Israel was indeed created by force.
And a good deal of that force was the purest form of terror from gangs like Stern and Irgun.
Innocent villagers were murdered to terrify the Arab population into running.
And they did run, but not far enough for Israel.
Later, Israel engineered the Six Day War to grab still more of the Palestinians' land, and it was a black operation that was hugely successful.
Ever since, despite countless UN Resolutions, Israel has continued a program of slow-motion ethnic-cleansing in those occupied lands.
Gaza, essentially a giant refugee camp from Israel’s terrors and wars, by the testimony of at least one former prime minister, has always been an Israeli nightmare. Israel seems now to have discovered the solution: starve and bomb them till they leave, using the pathetic excuse that a democratically elected government, many of them professional men of high repute, is nothing but a gang terrorists.
Israel’s intentions are clearly to take over virtually all of the land that was Palestine, minus the Palestinians.
Israel also coveted Southern Lebanon, and made every effort to hold on to it for years after invading until the Hezbollah drove them away.
Neither Hezbollah in Lebanon nor Hamas in Gaza has ever invaded Israel (nor are they even capable of doing so), but as we all know Israel has invaded them repeatedly, murdered thousands and seems ready to do so again.
And we are all supposed just to watch quietly while violent crimes are committed over and over again, and our illustrious prime minister actually threatens us with treating criticism of Israel as anti-Semitism.
It is simply a human-rights nightmare.