Monday, April 14, 2008

Ben-Gurion admitted: "...we have come and we have stolen their country.''

Monday, April 14, 2008

"Zionism or peace is choice in Mideast"


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Zionism is the colonial settler ideology that provides us with an understanding of the core problem in the Middle East. In their book "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy,'' authors John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, the two professors who visited the University of Michigan campus in March, explain that Zionists "had no intention of co-existing alongside a viable Palestinian state over the long run, as that outcome was in direct conflict with their dream of creating a Jewish state in all of Palestine.''

Even the United Nations General Assembly found that Zionism "is a form of racism and racial discrimination,'' and although they were coerced into retracting that resolution they never concluded otherwise. Want more evidence? David Ben-Gurion, Israel's first prime minister: "If I were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with Israel. It is normal; we have taken their country ... we have come and we have stolen their country.''

Faced with a seemingly never-ending war in Iraq, which Mearsheimer and Walt claim would most likely would not have occurred "absent the (Israel) lobby's influence,'' and a looming recession, U.S. taxpayers may well tire of propping up a state created and maintained at the point of a rather expensive gun. We have a choice: We can choose either to continue supporting a Jewish state imposed upon an unwilling and innocent indigenous population, or choose justice and a lasting peace. We cannot have both.

--Henry S. Herskovitz, Ann Arbor