Ilan Pappe: An Israeli Academic Writing About Zionist Ideology


It is worth reading the entire article as Ilan Pappe attempts to clarify the causes of the present situation in Israel and Gaza.
clipped from electronicintifada.net

“My visit back home to the Galilee coincided with the genocidal Israeli attack on Gaza. The state, through its media and with the help of its academia, broadcasted one unanimous voice — even louder than the one heard during the criminal attack against Lebanon in the summer of 2006. Israel is engulfed once more with righteous fury that translates into destructive policies in the Gaza Strip. This appalling self-justification for the inhumanity and impunity is not just annoying, it is a subject worth dwelling on, if one wants to understand the international immunity for the massacre that rages on in Gaza.

“There are no boundaries to the hypocrisy that a righteous fury produces. The discourse of the generals and the politicians is moving erratically between self-compliments of the humanity the army displays in its “surgical” operations on the one hand, and the need to destroy Gaza for once and for all, in a humane way of course, on the other.”
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4 thoughts on “Ilan Pappe: An Israeli Academic Writing About Zionist Ideology

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