Is­rael’s ap­palling rights record speaks for it­self

The Star Early Edition - - INTERNATIONAL - Sam Dit­shego

ALLAN Wol­man ac­cuses the Star of what he de­scribes as us­ing “sub­lim­i­nal head­lines to in­vert facts de­signed to tell a dif­fer­ent tale”, (Star Let­ters, July 3).

The Star doesn’t have to “in­vert the facts” on Is­rael “to tell a dif­fer­ent tale”, Is­rael has an ap­palling hu­man rights record that speaks for it­self and it is an oc­cu­py­ing colo­nial power and an im­pe­ri­al­ist out­post in the Mid­dle East.

Is­rael was es­tab­lished in 1948 by Euro­pean Jews and ex­pelled in­dige­nous Pales­tini­ans who have not been al­lowed to go back from ex­ile.

The ter­ror­ist groups that were re­spon­si­ble for bomb­ing Pales­tini­ans out of their homes were the Stern Gang and Zvai Leumi be­tween 1945 and 1948.

The idea to es­tab­lish a Jewish state dates back to the Balfour Dec­la­ra­tion of the 1800s and the Zion­ist Congress of 1899 or­gan­ised by Theodor Her­zle and funded by the Roth­schilds. Any­body who is in­ter­ested to know the modus operandi of the Zion­ists should read the Com­plete Diaries of Theodor Her­zle.

Wol­man con­de­scend­ingly writes, “For the ma­jor­ity of this news­pa­per’s read­ers, the Is­raeli-Pales­tinian is­sue is of lit­tle in­ter­est…”

I think the level of knowl­edge I dis­play in this ar­ti­cle just shows how Wol­man is so wrong. Some of us have been in­ter­ested (in) Is­rael’s apartheid regime when it col­lab­o­rated with the apartheid South African gov­ern­ment in nu­clear and mil­i­tary tech­nol­ogy and be­fore. When they ex­changed this tech­nol­ogy we were op­pressed. So Is­rael has oiled the ma­chine that crushed us as op­pressed peo­ple and I won­der why when the ANC came to power (through a rigged elec­tion) it never sev­ered diplo­matic re­la­tions with it.

And if Wol­man is a South African cit­i­zen like me, what busi­ness of his is it to de­fend the op­pres­sive Is­raeli gov­ern­ment with all his be­ing? Is­rael has also de­ported Ethiopian Jews and ill-treats them. He should go and tell the bunkum he wrote, to the birds. Kag­iso


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