Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Israel Represses Israelis and Congress Approves

Stephen ZunesIt’s been two years since Israel initiated the “Operation Cast Lead” military assault on the besieged Gaza Strip. Since then, the right-wing Israeli government of Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu has launched an unprecedented wave of intimidation against Israeli peace and human rights groups. These groups say they are “working in an increasingly hostile environment,” according to a New York Times report, and that Israeli government leaders are fostering “an atmosphere of harassment” by turning “human rights criticism into an existential threat.”

However, Congress has chosen to look the other way – and wants the executive branch to do the same.

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  1. I went to college with Zunes.

  2. Really? Care to elaborate?

  3. Not much to elaborate.  Those were the days when the struggle was to get colleges to divest from stocks in South Africa.  He was a high profile activist.