From the blog, Pulso Crítico en Veracruz, a post by Pedro Miguel
entitled "Israel." My translation as usual.
The problem is not that Israel is a Jewish
state, but that it is a terrorist state. Whether it had been founded and inhabited by
[Otomíes, Pashtuns or Norwegians, its genocidal practices deserve something more
than universal condemnation: they warrant the immediate and forceful intervention of the
community of nations in order to defend the victims from Israel's barbarity and to bring the Israeli
government before international tribunals of justice in order to try its members for war
There are two reasons why this hasn’t happened yet and why, possibly, it will never happen: the justifiable sense of blame that the western powers feel for not having stopped the extermination of the Jews which the Nazis undertook, and much more decisive and important, the role of Tel Aviv as strategic ally of Europe and the US in a region dominated by Islamic Arabs.... If it weren’t for these two factors, a long time ago Israel would have found itself the object of a powerful economic blockade, it would have been harassed in a systematic way and, possibly, it would have been devastated by bombing from the West as happened to Iraq and to some extent Yugoslavia and Afghanistan.
And the Israeli regime is not only guilty of crimes against humanity as we've witnessed at the end of this year when planes from Tel Aviv rained down collective punishment against women, men, childen and the elderly of Gaza, but also of the manufacture of weapons of mass destruction: the atom bombs of Israel, produced under the nose of Washington and Brussels [seat of the European Union], a threat to the world, much more real than the imagined Iraqi arms whose existence George Bush invented to justify his war for the benefit of business. Additionally, Israel, founded by Ben Gurion and Weismann, linked with Haganá and Irgún, Zionist organizations famous for their bloody reprisals against the Arabs, and no less terrorists than the Islamic Hamas and Hesbollah, has applied a systematic policy of ethnic cleansing in the West Bank and the Palestinian portion of Jerusalem similar to what Milosevic put into practice in his now-extinct regime in Bosnia; it has sacked and devastated the Palestinians’ natural resources; it has subjected the populations of the West Bank and Gaza to merciless exploitation, to misery and humiliation and has planted, in Israeli territory itself, a racist regime of discrimination and apartheid against Arab citizens.
With its power, the Israeli state doesn’t run any danger of being destroyed by its Arab and Muslim neighbors, even less by the attacks of tattered desperados who from time to time undertake terrorist attacks against the south of Isael. Israel’s vast military resources – obtained in large measure thanks to the unconditional support of Washington – assure an irreversible and overwhelming advantage over the rest of the countries in the region.
The main enemies of the Israeli government are its own arrogance, its impunity, until now absolute, its demeaning of international law and its racist and provocative application of its own laws. In this way, the Jewish state (the same would be true if it were Mixtec or Druse or Armenian) follows a path to irreparable moral bankruptcy. The West ought to intervene, not to destroy Israel as it destroyed Iraq and Afghanistan, but to contain it, to reform it, to rescue it from itself, to stop it from continuing to worship barbarism and continuing to offer the world horrific gifts as it has done this bloody New Year in Gaza.
But let's not confuse issues: the moment has arrived when the shofar sounds, and many gentiles, with the same affection we've felt in all the years past, will say shaná tobá to our Jewish friends and acquaintances, whether they be Israeli or not.