Plenty of Israel partisans deny or explain away the Nakba – the ethnic cleansing of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians c.1948 – but Israeli political leader Bezalel Smotrich openly admits it, and wishes it had gone further.
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In order to intimidate Palestinians into leaving their own land, Israel declares various areas of the West Bank “military firing zones.” It’s one of many strategies for ethnic cleansing and “Judaization.”
Israel’s takeover of Arab East Jerusalem has continued unabated since the 1967 war, but has grown more brazen since US President Trump’s decision to move the embassy. Evictions of Palestinians and appropriation of their homes by Israeli settlers is more frequent; Israeli police presence has grown more pervasive; Israel’s parliament is devising more new policies – and its supreme court is upholding them – to dispossess Palestinians. Meanwhile the PA is powerless to respond. It all adds up to ethnic cleansing.
Israeli chief Sephardic rabbi Yitzhak Yosef preaches that non-Jews should be expelled from Israel, or serve essentially as slaves and servants. He also exhorted his followers that any Palestinian armed with any weapon is worth killing without hesitation. Rabbi Yosef is also a spiritual leader of one of Israel’s major political parties, Shas…
During Israel’s “war of independence,” over 750,000 Palestinians were driven from their homes, never to be allowed to return. Hundreds of towns were razed; villagers were massacred. Their very existence on the land was nearly wiped from history as Israel built new towns over the ruins and gave them Hebrew names.
Israel uses benign terms to hide the true nature of its plans to evict tens of thousands of indigenous Bedouin from their homes, many of whom have been uprooted at least once before. The reality is that this is part of Israel’s overarching, 70-year-long ethnic cleansing project to create a Jewish state.
JJ Goldberg writes in The Forward that a plan endorsing a form of ethnic cleansing was published by “one of the most distinguished philanthropies in Diaspora Jewry,” which includes neocons Elliott Abrams & Bill Kristol on its board of directors…
Ultra-racist Kahanists, partners of Netanyahu and now members of the Knesset, push their maximalist agenda – including ethnic cleansing of Palestinians.
Israel just completed a massacre in Gaza, and is in the midst of ethnic cleansing in Jerusalem – so obviously, it needs to restock its military supplies. And obviously the US will be asked to pay for it.
Al Araqeeb, a Palestinian Bedouin village inside Israel, fights valiantly against the ethnic cleansing program of Israel. It’s a battle for the record books, and it isn’t over yet.