Israel’s Jerusalem Post (JP) is notoriously right wing. It publishes hateful anti-Palestinian commentaries.
Editor’s Note: Stephen Lendman has rightfully not wasted too much of his precious time regurgitating and taking apart word for word the racist prescriptions as cited in Sherman Martin’s disgraceful op-ed calling for “permanent punishments” to Palestinians; proudly displayed on the JPost website. Stephen Lendman comes with good repute, solid credentials, professional expertise and moral courage, to challenge the likes of Sherman in any venue and I commend him for doing so in precisely the manner he has. I hope he comments about this on his Radio show. Those who do not know who Sherman is, should know.
Martin Sherman held various IDF operational positions. He was one of Yitzhak Shamir’s ministerial advisors.
He lectures at Tel Aviv University. Students are advised to avoid him.
His anti-Palestinian hatefulness is visceral.
On December 13, Jerusalem Post (JP) gave him op-ed space. He took full advantage. He lashed out viciously against Palestinian rights.
He denounced their UN initiative.
His article is titled: Into the Fray: Ill-considered, inappropriate and inadequate
He said Israel must respond to Palestinians. It must impose “permanent penalties.” They should have “real and lasting” effects. Abrogate Oslo, he suggested. Let the PA “fall apart.”
Attack Palestinian “diplomatic aggression” harshly. Cease “every service and merchandise” provided. “In other words, no water, no electricity, no fuel, no postal services, no communications, no port facilities, no tax collections or remittances” should be supplied.
He barely stopped short of urging stepped-up genocide.
Imagine thoughts this harsh, cruel and lawless. Imagine writing them. Imagine an Israeli broadsheet publishing them.
Know well what Palestinians face. Sherman and JP aren’t exceptions. They reflect the worst of militarized police state occupation. They support it. They display their racist hate openly.
Read the full article here and scroll down to read the comments of Israeli readers, sickening in its self-righteous ignorance and bigotry. It warrants unrestrained condemnation.
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Editor’s note: Young Owen Jones is another example of moral courage and inspiration as the honorable Stephen Lendman, see below:
“As long as there are people with integrity and moral courage in this world, there is still hope” writes Rima Tarazi, Director, General Union of Palestinian women: “Bless you, Owen Jones”
What really happened in Gaza 14-22 November 2012 by Owen Jones
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