Monday, December 14, 2009

Paranoia and the Zionist state

Many thanks to Tony Karon for posting to his Facebook site this post by Lily Sussman, whom I don't know, but whose terror at what almost happened to her at the hands of overzealous Israeli security guards is easy to relate to.  They put three bullets through her laptop, evidently for no better reason than she had some images on it that either concerned or offended them.

Consider the paranoia entailed in such a ridiculous act.  Consider that former Israeli minister Tzipi Livni just had to scrub plans to travel to the UK because she might have been arrested there (presumably for possible war crimes during the Gaza "Cast Lead" campaign a year ago.

Consider that even though Israel has been officially recognized by the US and other countries for more than 60 years, it has consistently embraced policies that  have left it with rogue status and is far from achieving full international acceptance and legitimacy.

Doesn't this beg the question: Without the security umbrella and diplomatic cover that the US has provided Israel, could a homeland for Jews even survive in Palestine without the state of Israel drastically reorienting its Judeo-centric, Arabophobic approach to its neighbors?

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