Friday, February 27, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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Another disease: ‘Israelitis’

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From page A4 | August 19, 2014 |

On Aug. 7, David Siegel, M.D., published an article in The Davis Enterprise about the Middle East. By labeling interpretations and views differing from his own as “a mental disorder,” he provides a perfect example of “the pot calling the kettle black.”

In contrast, many Israelis and North Americans have over the decades contracted an intractable form of “Israelitis.” This afflicts its victims in many ways, but mainly as an inability to criticize the government of Israel for any of its actions, however atrocious, indeed criminal, they may be.

Recently, since early July when Israel again started using weapons of industrial warfare against a helpless civilian population confined to the outdoor prison of Gaza, Orwellian propaganda excuses every massacre, every genocidal outrage.
This infirmity is often contracted at an early age in Israel, by indoctrination in the schools and later by the required military service. It can become chronic and very hard to cure.
Many in the United States have been seriously afflicted by this infirmity for decades, and Congress continues to vote to send billions of dollars to Israel to replace the weapons spent by its killing machine. The U.S. media continues to give out mass misinformation and to distort the history of the region.
Worldwide, however, there is encouraging news: The disease is greatly diminishing in many countries, and has been almost eradicated in some. Huge protests demanding a cure are taking place in Europe, Ireland the United Kingdom and many countries in Latin America and Africa.
Moreover, the international nonviolent movement of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions is growing apace. In Europe, entire towns are beginning to boycott Israeli goods. I hope that the United States will soon equally turn to researching a remedy for this illness, and one that does not cause serious side-effects.
Julia Hunter-Blair

Davis

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