Israel‘s obsession with Jewish ethnic purity has led to the enactment of open ethnic cleansing by the current Netanyahu government.
Aside from Israel’s genocidal policies towards Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, new legislation affects 60,000 African refugees and 100,000 Bedouin living within Israel proper. The latter are, by law, Israeli citizens and many have served in the Israeli Defence Force.
As I read this, my mind wanders to the Ethiopian Jews who fled persecution in their homeland, no doubt only to experience it all over again. It also wanders to the irony of the extent to which Israel is practising exactly what Zionists globally trumpet was done to the Jewish people at the hands of Hitler’s Nazis. It is demanded that we scream loudly against any anti-Semitic act across the globe (bizarrely, most Jews are not actually Semitic) and expected to offer not a whimper when Israel behaves in a manner at least as extreme as the historical record of what was done to the Jews in Hitler’s time (I use these words because there is strong evidence that this, too, carries a great deal of myth). Though most people won’t know about these actions of Israel, since the mainstream press never whispers a word about it. Do you wonder why?