Noam Chomsky: Israeli Apartheid ‘Much Worse’ Than South Africa.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Facebook & indeed the person who saw fit to report me, for helping the cause of the Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions movement! Confused? Well this is what they’ve inadvertently done by banning me from posting or commenting on FB for a week because now I’m going to make the BDS movement my No.1 priority. While all the death threats I’ve had have gone totally unpunished, I’m banned merely for this post –
Ultimately for them to ban me for a week just for this means – THIS IS WHERE THEY’RE HURTING! I can’t tell you the amount of times I’ve tried to reassure friends & followers – THE MEDIA WILL NEVER INFORM US OF THE SUCCESS WE’RE HAVING FOR THIS CAN ONLY EXACERBATE THE DILEMMA. They have to grin & bear it. It also means I’m doing some damage so Facebook – thanks for showing out! Don’t for one minute think I’m in any way pissed off with this ban. For me it’s a badge of honor. At least now I can dust myself down, modify a few things here & there for the better naturally, get all the things I’ve been wanting to do out the way & BOY….. AM I GONNA COME BACK STRONG!
Of course, the caption says it all. I’ve done nothing wrong. What I find so annoying is how Netanyahu is the first to demand that the West imposes sanctions left, right & center. Yet when the boots on the other foot, he squeals like a stuffed pig! If there’s one country in the world that deserves sanctions, Israel wins by a proverbial mile. Incidentally, just to show I’m anything but only against Israel, coming in second would be Saudi Arabia – the evil kingdom where money does all the talking. This link shows how Western politicians & the media display a level of double standards that’s off the Richter scale. This is what Saudi Arabia is all about –
How the West unconditionally supports these two rogue states takes some believing but as bad as Saudi Arabia is, Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians is horrific. When interviewed about his book ‘PALESTINE: PEACE NOT APARTHEID’ ex President Jimmy Carter went as far to say the Palestinians are far worse off than the Blacks were under South Africa’s Apartheid regime. Professor Noam Chomsky says much the same thing. One tends not to hear much about these fine men – it’s not easy branding an ex Pres & a Jew anti-Semitic!
“In the Occupied Territories, what Israel is doing is much worse than apartheid,” Chomsky says,
according to Days of Palestine. “To call it apartheid is a gift to Israel, at least if by ‘apartheid’ you mean South African-style apartheid.
“What is happening in the Occupied Territories is much worse. There is a crucial difference. The South African Nationalists needed the black population. That was their workforce…
“The Israeli relationship to the Palestinians in the Occupied Territories is totally different. They just do not want them. They want them out, or at least in prison.”
He described listening to the American mainstream media, such as CBS, like listening directly to the Israeli propaganda agencies. “It is a shameful moment for US media when it insists on being subservient to the grotesque propaganda agencies of a violent, aggressive state [Israel],” he said.
Chomsky accused the United States of continuing to provide the decisive support for the [Israeli] atrocities against the Palestinians.
“When what is called Israeli jet planes bomb defenceless targets in Gaza, that is US jet planes with Israeli pilots,” he said. “And the same with the high-tech munition and so on and so forth. So this is, again, sadism masked as compassion. Those are the actions.”
Here’s a fine article from the Guardian – The children of Gaza who live with the legacy of war
Just in case, here’s the BDS page on Facebook – the more Likes the merrier…..