Sunday, March 22, 2015

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Israeli Elections – My View.

Steven Katsineris with his take on what the recent elections in Israel mean. Steven Katsineris is an Australian freelance writer of articles on Palestine, Cyprus and the rest of the Middle East region, political prisoners and human rights, environmental and social issues. He has been actively involved in the Palestine solidarity movement for over forty years. Steven Katsineris lives with his family in Melbourne, Australia.

My position on the election result is that all the Zionist parties have the same agenda, that is the same aims and policies of dispossessing, repressing and getting rid of the Palestinians and continuing to strengthen and build the Zionist state of Israel. The different Zionist factions, right or “centralist” or “left” Zionist just use different tactics to achieve that purpose.

So whatever Zionist party is in power the situation of the Palestinians will be unchanged, they will continue to suffer the same level of brutal oppression. It’s just that some Zionist parties will be more subtle than others and pay lip service to “peace talks” and the “2 state solution” while continuing the occupation and building more settlements. Whereas, Netanyahu is more blatant and open about it and this will mean the world will see Israel more clearly, without the illusions of peace partner it has tried to maintain over the years. This will accelerate the isolation of Israel and the eventual falling apart of the Zionist, colonial settler state project.  
Netanyahu is just one leader of a bad bunch of Zionist fascists, but at least he is more honest about Israel’s treatment and intentions towards the Palestinians. He is the most unashamed, and therefore best able to expose the real character of Israel to the world. 

Jericho Shopkeeper Mahmoud Rweished, 28, said he wanted Netanyahu to win and explained his attitude stating, “You might find this strange, but actually Netanyahu is the ugly face of Israel, I want the world to see only this face of Israel. Any other face is fake and unreal.” The Australian 19/3/15. I think this statement expresses well the true situation in Israel and the bearing Israeli elections have for the Palestinian people.  

1 comments :

larry hughes said...

Depressing ugly people Israelis. Encountered them on Khaosan Rd in Bangkok where they regularly block book cheap rooms after military service. They really are contemptible unlikeable people.