June 24th, 2013 16:35 EST
Is the State of Israel a Liberal Democracy?
Does the current, ruling, right-wing, Likud coalition headed by Binyamin Netanyahu, with its agenda for a `Greater Israel` to include the Arab West Bank and Arab East Jerusalem, seek to control the thoughts and actions of its citizens in accordance with the Revisionist Zionist ideology of Vladimir Jabotinsky, the founder of the IZL terrorist organisation that bombed the King David Hotel in Jerusalem? Netanyahu is the acknowledged 21st century`s torch-bearer for Revisionist Zionism and its territorial maximalism.
Does the Israeli state use mass media, exploit its diplomatic missions abroad and its powerful lobby in America to indoctrinate its audience worldwide with endless propaganda e.g. "There is no such thing as a Palestinian`, notwithstanding that the Muslim Arab has been the largest, continuous indigenous people of the land between the Mediterranean and the Jordan river i.e. Palestine, for well over a thousand years?
Are Israeli schools and universities involved in implanting propaganda in the minds of their student populations that the indigenous Arab is somehow inferior to an Israeli?
If Israel is a liberal democracy, as claimed, then:
Â· Why is one fifth of its entire population, the Israeli Arab, denied full civil rights?
Â· Why does the Israeli state openly violate international law?
Â· Why does it expropriate Arab land for illegal settlement?
Â· Why does it reject the Geneva Convention on Human Rights?
Â· Why does it keep its secret nuclear weapons arsenal hidden from the UN`s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)?
Â· Why is it not a member of the Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT)?
Â· How does its political lobby succeed in influencing the foreign policies of overseas governments to supply it with nuclear submarines, helicopter gunships, F15/16 fighter bombers, strike aircraft, chemical weapons and cluster bombs, and to have the US tax-payer service its military and fund its arms expenditure to the tune of billions of dollars, annually? How? Why?
By Douglas Reed