…by Jonas E. Alexis
Noam Chomsky has recently dropped an atomic bomb in the Zionist camp. Citing the late Yeshayahu Leibowitz approvingly, Chomsky declared that if the Israeli occupation must stop, otherwise “Israeli Jews are going to turn into…Judeo-Nazis.”
Leibowitz was a Jewish scientist who witnessed how the Israelis were mercilessly treating the Palestinians. We read:
“Outraged by Israel’s killing of 60 villagers of Qibya in 1953, most of whom were women and children by the notorious Israeli commando Unit 101, known for its brutality and retribution campaigns, Leibowitz has been quoted as saying: ‘We have to ask ourselves where this youth of ours emerged from; young people who had no mental inhibitions about committing this atrocity? What inner motivation for such acts could have been at work here? This youth is not a mob but the product of Zionist, humanist social education.’”
Agreeing again with Leibowitz, Chomsky argued that the Israelis always tried to find a way to justify the ways in which they slaughter the Palestinians. “If you have your jackboot on somebody’s neck, you have to find a way to justify it.” Chomsky nailed it when he said:
“Take Gaza. If you are going to place two million people in a concentration camp, which is in effect what it is, and put them under a vicious siege, you have to ask yourself; am I justified in doing this? People who try to oppose it are traitors, Arab lovers and so on. You have seen this phenomenon in European history, I don’t have to give you examples.”
Chomsky is not the only person to call Gaza a concentration camp. Israeli historians such as Ilan Pappe have said similar things. Israel, argued Pappe, has created “the biggest prison on earth,” commonly known as the “occupied territories.” As Cornel West rightly puts it, “We can never fully respect the Palestinians unless we can name what they are up against: The boot on their necks.” Well, the boot has been crushing the Palestinians for decades, and if you doubt this, then you will have to quarrel with noted Israeli historian and Zionist Benny Morris, who unapologetically declared:
“A Jewish state would not have come into being without the uprooting of 700,000 Palestinians. Therefore it was necessary to uproot them. There was no choice but to expel that population. It was necessary to cleanse the hinterland and cleanse the border areas and cleanse the main roads. It was necessary to cleanse the villages from which our convoys and our settlements were fired on.”
It is high time that people of reason from all over the world rise up and challenge the diabolical regime in Israel. It is high time that people stand up and say, “No, we ain’t gonna take it anymore.”
-  “Chomsky echoes prominent Israeli, warns of the rise of ‘Judeo-Nazi tendencies’ in Israel,” Middle East Monitor, November 12, 2018.
-  Ibid.
-  Ibid.
-  Ibid.
-  Ilan Pappe, The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories (Oxford: One World, 2016); see also The Forgotten Palestinians: A History of the Palestinians in Israel (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011).
-  Ari Shavit, “Survival of the Fittest? an Interview with Benny Morris,” Counterpunch, January 16, 2004.