[This article describes how the Israeli government suppresses dissenting voices and forces among Israeli Jews, and it refers to a battle between “democracy and fascism” within Israel. This is true as far as it goes. What is lacking is an understanding that Israel was set up as a democratic state–for its Jewish population–based on the expulsion of 700,000 Palestinians from their homes and land in 1948 by Zionist militias. “Israeli democracy” does not exist for Palestinians living in Israel, who make up 20% of the population. They are treated as third class citizens in employment, housing, schools, and are under increasing assault by rabid Zionists who see them as a “fifth column” who must be driven out of Israel. The 3.5 million Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza who live under military occupation (West Bank), a military siege (Gaza) and economic strangulation (both) are victims of the Israeli state. So are the 6 million Palestinians in refugee camps and the worldwide diaspora. Thus, Israel is a European settler state whose “democracy” is based on the occupation of stolen land and the expulsion and oppression of the indigenous people of Palestine. This is no different from the European settler states in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Algeria, and Israel will ultimately meet the same fate.–Frontlines ed]
Western Media Frightened of the “F” Word in its Israeli Context
By Alan Hart , 19 November 2010
There is a debate in Israel about whether the Zionist state is on the slippery slope to fascism or is already fascist. As far as I am aware the mainstream Western media has not drawn any attention to this.
It was Albert Einstein, the father of modern physics, who, along with 27 other most influential Jews, first warned of the danger of the rise of fascism in Israel. In a letter to the Editor of The New York Times published on 4 December 1948, when Menachem Begin was soliciting support in America, they said this:
“Among the most disturbing political phenomena of our times is the emergence in the newly created state of Israel of the “Freedom Party” (Tnuat Haherut), a political party closely akin in its organization, methods, political philosophy and social appeal to the Nazi and Fascist parties. It was formed out of the membership and following of the former Irgun Zvai Leumi, a terrorist, right-wing, chauvinist organization in Palestine. Continue reading