Deluge: Gaza and Israel from Crisis to Cataclysm and Pro-Palestine Protestors Target of Covert Israel Campaign

Deluge: Gaza and Israel from Crisis to Cataclysm

In the last six months of the war by Israel against the Palestinian population of Gaza, a truth has become quite clear: The war is not one of self-defense. And moreover, the October 7 attack by Hamas in southern Israel is being used by the Netanyahu government as a pretext for ethnically cleansing the 2.2 million Palestinians who live there, and get them out of the Gaza Strip.

Israel, like America, is a colonial settlers state. It was built on top of an indigenous population whose removal was necessary to establish the new state of Israel. The Palestinians, who were the majority, never got their own state. Three quarters of 1 million of them were driven out, many ended up as refugees in the Gaza Strip.

The Palestinians in Gaza are now being systematically slaughtered by Israel and United States, which is a full partner in the whole operation, supplying weapons, money, and diplomatic cover.

The Israeli military is the fourth most powerful military in the world. Most of the native population has been driven into a tiny corner in the southern village of Rafa where Israel and America plan an imminent invasion. This, despite the story, spun by the Biden administration, they are trying to moderate Israel. This is perception management. Israel is using starvation as a weapon. The Palestinian people are plagued by famine and disease. Israel is allowing food in at an inadequate trickle.

The United States ended its funding of the main United Nations support organization even as it continues, contrary to American law, to ship weapons to Israel, including 2000 pound bombs, 500 pound bombs, and jet fighters to deliver them.

Israel and the United States have crippled the United Nations and undermined international law. The International Court of Justice , the highest court in the world,ruled that Israel was plausibly committing a genocide. This ruling has been ignored by Israel and the United States.

Guest – OR Books associate editor Jamie Stern Weiner author of the recently published book Deluge: Gaza and Israel from Crisis to Cataclysm. His previous books include Moment of Truth: Tackling Israeli – Palestines Toughest Questions, and Antisemitism and the Labor Party.


Pro-Palestine Protestors Target of Covert Israel Campaign

Well, the cat is now definitely out of the bag. What many of us have long suspected, our guest today has now documented. It is that the Israeli government created a task force to plan and carry out a covert campaign to disrupt and punish pro-Palestinian protesters on the college and university campuses of the United States. And the plan is in full operation. It was first reported in the Israeli website Ynetnews, one of the largest and greatly respected media outlets in Israel.

So far, the western media has largely ignored this shocking news. The task force is chaired by Foreign Minister Eli Cohen and led by various senior government officials. The task force has been in operation for some years and has already achieved some success in its efforts to stifle the growing anti-Israeli, pro-Palestinian movement in the United States.

Guest – Professor William Robinson is the Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Global and International Studies, and Latin American and Iberian Studies. He is also a member of the Affiliated Faculty, Chicana and Chicano Studies, all at the University of California, at Santa Barbara. Prof. Robinsons most recent books are: The Global Police State, the book Global Civil War, and the book Can Global Capitalism Endure? And in 2017 he and Maryam Griffin together published: We Will Not Be Silenced: The Academic Repression of Israels Critics. And it was his recent article on todays topic in, that inspired us to invite him to be our guest today.

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