Breaking the Israel-Palestine Deadlock by Noam Chomsky

by Noam Chomsky
In These Times
Jan. 4, 2011

While intensively engaged in illegal settlement expansion, the government of Israel is also seeking to deal with two problems: a global campaign of what it perceives as “delegitimation”—that is, objections to its crimes and withdrawal of participation in them—and a parallel campaign of legitimation of Palestine.

The “delegitimation,” which is progressing rapidly, was carried forward in December by a Human Rights Watch call on the U.S. “to suspend financing to Israel in an amount equivalent to the costs of Israel’s spending in support of settlements,” and to monitor contributions to Israel from tax-exempt U.S. organizations that violate international law, “including prohibitions against discrimination”—which would cast a wide net. Amnesty International had already called for an arms embargo on Israel.


via Breaking the Israel-Palestine Deadlock — In These Times


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