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RACIST FROM ITS EARLIEST DAYS عنصرية منذ أيامها الأولى

Publish Date: 10/23/2022 9:52:26 AM

By Professor Bob A. Rabboh,

There is a place for legitimate criticism of Israel’s regime. Racism has characterized Zionism from early days. Yet, Senator Bernie Sanders (Vermont) said " Israel is headed by by racist regime ". Thus, accusation of anti-semitism is used and meant to silence the critics of Israel. Those who have been labeled anti-semitism because of their critics of Israel include former President Jimmy Carter, journalists Andrew Sullivan and Bill Moyers, New York Times Thomas Friedman and many others.

Here are some examples of how Israel treats the Palestinians: Generations of Palestinians grew up barbed wire, passing through checkpoints watched by armed soldiers.

Thus, Jewish citizens of Israel are guaranteed full rights under the law, but Palestinian of Israel citizen live under Jim Crow -like laws (there are over 65 laws that discriminate against Palestinian citizens of Israel). Palestinians without citizenship are subject to military rule that routinely violates their human rights under international law, which includes Israeli soldiers systematically abusing Palestinian children and trying them in military courts without legal presentation, according to multiple human rights organizations. Ironically, Israel repeatedly refers to itself as a Jewish State “but its current direction represents a rejection of traditional Jewish moral and ethical values".

Slowly, more and more American Jews, who believed Israel shared their values, are coming to the realization that it does not.

Significantly, Israel is unwilling to accept the Palestinian State in any shape or form except continuation of occupation of the West Bank, then annexation, yet more settlements.

That is, for every settlement is built up, the aspirations and futures of the Palestinian people are torn down.

Therefore, the international community needs to seek justice for the Palestinians or mourn the humanity.

 Professor Bob A. Rabboh, can be reached at

هناك مكان للانتقاد المشروع للنظام الإسرائيلي. لقد تميزت الصهيونية بالعنصرية منذ الأيام الأولى، ويؤكد السيناتور بيرنيساندر (فيرمونت) ذلك بقوله "إسرائيل يرأسها نظام عنصري". هذا، وإن الاتهام بمعاداة السامية يستخدم ويهدف إلى إسكات منتقدي إسرائيل. ومن بين أولئك الذين وصفوا بمعاداة السامية بسبب انتقاداتهم لإسرائيل الرئيس السابق جيمي كارتر والصحفيون أندرو سوليفان وبيل مويرز وتوماس فريدمان من نيويورك تايمز وغيرهم الكثير.

هنا بعض الأمثلة على كيفية تعامل إسرائيل مع الفلسطينيين: أجيال من الفلسطينيين نشأوا محاطين بالأسلاك الشائكة، ومروا عبر نقاط التفتيش التي يراقبها الجنود المسلحون.وبالمقابل، فإن المواطنين اليهود في إسرائيل مكفولون بالحقوق الكاملة بموجب القانون، ولكن المواطنين الفلسطينيين في إسرائيل يعيشون في ظل قوانين تشبه قوانين جيم كرو (هناك أكثر من 65 قانونا تميز ضد المواطنين الفلسطينيين في إسرائيل). يخضع الفلسطينيون الذين لا يحملون الجنسية للحكم العسكري الذي ينتهك بشكل روتيني حقوقهم الإنسانية بموجب القانون الدولي، والذي يشمل قيام الجنود الإسرائيليين بإساءة معاملة الأطفال الفلسطينيين بشكل منهجي ومحاكمتهم أمام محاكم عسكرية دون مبرر قانوني، وفقا لمنظمات حقوقية متعددة. ومن المفارقات أن إسرائيل تشير مرارا وتكرارا إلى نفسها على أنها دولة يهودية "لكن اتجاهها الحالي يمثل رفضا للقيم الأخلاقية والمعنوية اليهودية التقليدية".

تدريجيا وببطء، يدرك المزيد والمزيد من اليهود الأميركيين، الذين اعتقدوا أن إسرائيل تشاركهم قيمهم، أنها لا تفعل ذلك.

ومن الجدير بالذكر أن إسرائيل غير مستعدة لقبول الدولة الفلسطينية بأي شكل من الأشكال وتعمل على استمرار احتلال الضفة الغربية، ثم الضم، والمزيد من المستوطنات. أي أنه مقابل كل مستوطنة يتم بناؤها، يتم هدم تطلعات الشعب الفلسطيني ومستقبله.

ولذلك، يتعين على المجتمع الدولي أن يسعى إلى تحقيق العدالة للفلسطينيين أو أن يحزن على الإنسانية.

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