Israel's Military Action Undermines its Security

What will aid and abet a greater degree of security in Israel? Economic justice for the Palestinian people will. For too long Israel has held the Palestinians under the hoof of economic duress. The recent election of a Hamas government in Palestine has only exacerbated the situation by prompting Israel to put Palestine in a stranglehold.

Give the Palestinians the chance to prosper, and Israel will not find the need for a security wall, checkpoints and tyrannical sanctions.

Secondly: I am sick of hearing how those who oppose Israel's treatment of Palestinians, as well as the recent military action are supposedly anti-semitic. I know this conflict is laced with tones of religion. But, just because Israel is a Jewish state, doesn't mean that someone who is opposed to its militarism is automatically anti-semitic. I think it is simpler to analyze the situation without religious overtones. The facts on the ground are enough to dictate what is happening, without the need for religous justification or rationalization.

Thirdly, I point you to an article by Robert Scheer:
Israel’s Dependency on the Drug of Militarism
Posted on Aug 1, 2006

By Robert Scheer

Those who mindlessly support Israel, right or wrong, from President Bush on through the cheerleaders in Congress and the media, betray the security of the Jewish state. They are enablers who have encouraged Israel’s dependency on the drug of militarism as a false escape from the difficult accommodations needed to bring peace to the Middle East.

link: 20060801_scheer_israel_lebanon/

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