29, October 2013 Israel
Max Blumenthal’s meticulous research captured in his new book, ‘Goliath Life and Loathing in Greater Israel’, has caught America by storm. He has exposed the extreme policies of Israel’s Likud who are pursuing a far more aggressive expropriation of Palestinian land. Blumenthal devotes much of his book highlighting the transformation of Israeli society into a growing intolerance towards the Palestinians and encouraging racist attitudes in its education system. Palestinian homes have been firebombed by groups of religious fanatics who are able to do so with complete impunity. According to one of the most reputable pollsters in Israel, Camille Fuchs, a majority of Israeli youth expressed their refusal to have an Arab neighbor and supported a total expulsion of African migrants from Tel Aviv. Even more disturbing is a recent Ynet poll which showed that a majority of Israelis supported settler terrorism. A rising star in the Likud, Miri Regev, stated that ‘Africans are a cancer in Israel’s body’
In its latest land grab Israel is expelling 80,000 Bedouins living in the Negev desert who are Israeli citizens, who serve in the Israeli army but are denied electricity, access to water and public services because they are not Jewish.
It is time for US taxpayers to raise our collective voices and demand an end to economic and military support to Israel’s apartheid policies.