On the ‘Settlement’ question, a comment by Political Cynic

The Zionist Project seems to be stumbling over its continuing re-enactment of its European oppression i.e. treating the Palestinian People and the other indigenous peoples as if they were infiltrators, on the land they once shared in peace. See this essay on New Historian Benny Morris’ notorious Haaretz  interview:


Don’t mention  how Israel treats the Bedouins and the African refugees, Jewish and otherwise, who are treated as a contagion to be managed: how many times need we hear the protestations of Netanyahu and his American sycophants echoing the Zionist Party Line of Eternal Victim, that is the beneficiary of ‘$38bn, 10-year military aid package for Israel’. The Victim narrative simply vanishes in light of that very generous bribery program.

Even America’s U.N. political moralist Samantha Power comments seems sedate when compared to her recent lecture to the Syrian Ambassador!

“The Security Council reaffirmed its established consensus that settlements have no legal validity,” said Samantha Power, US ambassador to the UN. “The US has been sending the message that the settlements must stop, privately and publicly, for nearly five decades.”

Ms. Power’s comment seems rather sedate, yet the  ‘abstention’ demonstrates the kind of political cowardice, that renders Ms. Power’s  J’accuse into the realm of self-aggrandizing political theater. 

Political Cynic


About stephenkmacksd

Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.' https://www.lrb.co.uk/v15/n20/perry-anderson/diary
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