Israel: The Hijack State

Israel: The Hijack State

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“Israel is to become the watchdog. There is no fear that Israel will undertake any aggressive Policy towards the Arab states when this would explicitly contradict the wishes of the US and Britain. But if for any reasons the Western powers should sometimes prefer to close their eyes, Israel could be relied upon to punish one or several neighbouring states whose discourtesy to the West went beyond the bounds of the permissible.”

(The Israeli paper Ha’aretz, 30 September 1951)

 

Israel's "fight against terrorism" has been presented as a heroic struggle by a previously persecuted people against evil-eyed assassins and bloodthirsty Islamic fanatics hellbent on murderous destruction of the Israeli state. 

Many people, otherwise unsympathetic to the aims of America in trying to reassert its power in the world, may be taken in by this argument. After all, Israel retains a great deal of support in the West because of the Holocaust, when six million Jews were slaughtered by the Nazis during WWII. However, the history of Israel suggests the opposite interpretation. The state of Israel was founded upon the expulsion of three-quarters of a million Palestinians from their homes. Israel's evolution has seen the increasing use of state terror on a monumental scale. This, combined with American backing for the militarisation of the economy, has turned Israel into a ruthless outpost for Western domination of the Middle East.