Thursday, January 06, 2011

Israeli McCarthyism

Some of the strongest critics of Israel's actions in the West Bank and Gaza are Israeli human rights organisations. So the Israeli government has decided to crack down, holding an inquiry into them and their source of funding. The aim is clear: to equate support for universal human rights and the rule of law with anti-Semitism and "disloyalty", and opposition to government policy with treason. Just another sign that Israel's occupation and state of constant war is destroying not just the Palestinians, but also its democracy.