Sunday, July 07, 2002

More on Israel:

  1. Israel's newest policy appears to be to use the military occupation to prevent international relief agencies from operating, thus starving out the Palestinians.

  2. Here are just two of many accounts (you can read a lot more here) of how the 'humanitarian' Israelis are treating the Palestinians.

  3. Of course, some Israelis are heroes, and are known as 'seruvniks' for their refusal, as reserve combat officers and soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces, to participate in the evil in the Occupied Territories (click on the underlined names in the list of these soldiers to read some moving and inspiring writing). These people are under tremendous pressure for their beliefs, and stand in stark contrast to the thugs in the IDF who are enforcing Sharon's will against the Palestinians. I recommend the comments of Elad Lahav, Shlomi Segall, Haim Weiss, Ishai Sagi, and David Zonsheine. If Israel has any hope for the future, it rests on the ideas of these brave soldiers, who represent what Israel should be about.

  4. One of the best recent writings on the Israeli-Palestinian situation is this article, written by American investigative journalist Robert I. Friedman (who just died at the age of 51 from a rare blood illness contracted while reporting seven years ago about female slavery in the slums of Bombay, India).

  5. Is Israel's next target a war with Syria?