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  • Lillian Rosengarten


What is the US reaction to a Steel 40 mile electric high fence fitted with sensors that now encircles Gaza? Where does one read about this in the local papers? Why is there no news as we continue to defend a state that pretends Democracy? What is reported on CNBC or CNN as daily tedious Trump dirt continues night after night for those who are addicted to the so called news reports? As I flip thru The Sunday Review in search of news about Israel, there is nothing, not one word. Perhaps I missed it somewhere while the American public, that does not question, is kept in the dark.

This fence construction cost 1.1 billion dollars and took 3 years to complete. Defense minister Benny Ganz said the barrier was “ creative “ as if a work of art. Israel has repeatedly hit Gaza with overwhelming fire power that continually maims and kills civilians. The destruction has been devastating to Gaza’s buildings, roads, electrical and water systems. Nearly 250,000 homes have been damaged and destroyed. Palestinians have no state or regular army and do not have much to defend themselves. Israel has the most powerful, modernized armies, and a nuclear arsenal. For me as a refugee from Nazi Germany, I find this close to unbearable. I see a concentration camp hell with too many similarities to Germany’s insane hatred of Jews and non Aryans. Looking for white purity is repeating itself in countries that have forgotten what it means to be human. How long is the US willing to support this insanity and dismiss the Palestinian catastrophe? Why is it that people will not look at the truth?

And then there are the Palestinian children. Strange that the Biden administration has levied new sanctions to China, Bangladesh, Burma, Iran and North Korea. On International Human Rights Day, the treasury department announced sanctions to protest Burma’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims and China’s treatment of Urghur’s Muslims. Biden calls this a genocide. All well and good but the US needs to look at its own hypocrisy. I am perplexed.

Israel’s forces and squatters kill children with live fire in the occupied West Bank. Many are shot and killed in the context of demonstrations and confrontations with Israeli soldiers. Many are maimed, many die. Israel’s warplanes and weaponized drones bombard densely populated Palestinian children sleeping in their beds, playing on the street or in their schools. On Nov 5, a 15 year old Palestinian boy was shot with live ammunition by Israeli soldiers stationed about 50 meters away during demonstrations in Deir Al- Hatab, near the illegal Israeli settlement Elon Moreh. This year, Israeli forces killed 16 children in the West Bank including East Jerusalem.Many young children are dragged to prisons.

Israeli squatters are responsible for 480 deaths , injuries and significant property damage this year on Palestinians, the highest incidence of squatter violence ever recorded by theUnited Nations. This continues daily.

I strongly feel that Israeli crimes have little to do with being Jewish or anti-Semitism.These crimes are man’s inhumanity to man. Much of today’s focus on anti-Semitism has been skillfully created by the Israeli-Zionist command to deflect from the destruction of merciless apartheid. This has been accomplished in an extremely forceful and clever way to hide and shield people from a political, economic and military consequences of the lie. Thus dissent is kept repressed for Truth is the greatest enemy of the state.

I ache for what Palestinians have endured just as I ache for what Jews and non aryans have endured under Hitler. Israelis have lost their hearts and minds. How they are connected to the horrors of Nazi Germany will hopefully be fleshed out in the future.

As-Salaamu Alaykum


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