WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
“Israel plunging deeper into fascism.”
MARCH 18, 2011 – Professor As’ad Abdul Rahman, born in Jerusalem in 1944, is the Chairman of the Palestinian Encyclopedia. He earned an MA in Public Administration and PhD in Political Science from the University of Calgary, Canada (1973). This is what he wrote, in part, for the opinion page of UAEs the Gulf News. His article is titled “Israel plunging deeper into fascism.- A psychosis of inferiority and fear rooted in history prompts far-right to commit atrocities against Palestinians,” and was published coincidentally one week after the Itamar massacre of the Fogel family.
The foundation of Israel’s strategy to serve the designated goals of Zionism has been built on certain pillars buried deep and invisible. Some of these pillars are: (1) The theory of absolute Israeli security. (2) Safe and secure boundaries. (3) Maintaining an overwhelming strike force that should always be superior to all the combined military forces of the enemy (Arab states) — Iran has been added to Israel’s list of enemies with the possibility of Turkey and Egypt being added soon. (4) Maintaining the maximum flow of military hardware and financial aid coming in from abroad.
Israel has become hostage to the so-called ‘Masada complex’. It sees only deadly enemies ‘bent on annihilating the Jews’. Such a fear-stricken psyche can only produce suicidal policies exactly like the people of the Jewish town (Masada) committing suicide in early history as Roman legions prepared to storm their stronghold.
This state of mind currently dominating the Israeli psyche has erased self-confidence leading to the adoption of an apartheid policy with its inhumane brutal force being waged against non-Jews — the Palestinians — ‘to protect the survival of the Jewish state’.
Fascism is an offshoot of a panic-stricken mentality that requires arsonists to fan its raging flames. Fascist political parties of the extreme right are now dominating the political scene in Israel, especially in the wake of the Labour Party’s demise. Such a growing fascist tendency is raising major concerns among Israeli human rights organisations and among many groups of conscience around the world including a vast number of Jews…
Keen observers see the same policies and practices adopted by the fascist regimes that once ruled in Germany and Italy being manifested in Israel today.
Dr Laurence Britt identified these fascist traits in his world-famous research as the “the dominance of extreme nationalistic tendency” which is extremely egotistic in nature.
Such a characteristic applies to Israel’s political mentality based on a feeling of inferiority with regard to the Christians. The establishment of the state of Israel was supposed to free the Jews from such fears, but it never erased the memories of massacres and the repeated dispossession of Jews by Christians.
The Nazis spewed their anger against the German Jews instead of the western allies who defeated and humiliated Germany in the First World War. The bills of many pogroms gathering dust in Israeli memories and the bills of the Holocaust are being paid in full by the Palestinians…
One can only predict that the wave of madness gripping the Israeli extreme right (religious or nationalist) will continue, yet it is alienating rights groups in a world that has become a small village where the human race is increasingly aware of every event taking place on earth.
Finally, one comforting fact reminds us that fascism, whether it targets race, gender, colour or religious dogma, is bound to annihilate itself by its own degenerate negative tendencies.
History will again prove this right.
The full text of this article can be read at: http://gulfnews.com/opinions/columnists/israel-plunging-deeper-into-fascism-1.779065?
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