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G.C. Fraser: Israel On State Dept. HR Watch List

Israel On State Department Watch List - Why Do We Support Israel?

By Genevieve Cora Fraser

Israel holds over 10,000 Palestinian and Lebanese prisoners, including 400 abducted children and 100 women. Human Rights groups claim they are tortured and starved. Recently, US House-Senate resolutions upheld Israel’s Right to Defend Itself, while condemning the Lebanese and Palestinian resistance.

Israel’s military force is disproportionate. They kill with guided missiles, depleted uranium, cluster bombs and white phosphorous (incinerates people). They have obliterated Palestinian and Lebanese power plants, bridges, roads, water and fuel supplies needed to sustain life. According world press reports, the Israeli soldiers were killed after Israeli troops crossed the border into Lebanon to attack a Hezbollah stronghold. Most of the soldiers died when their jeep overturned.

Hezbollah and Hamas were democratically elected in Lebanon and Palestine. Latest polls from Lebanon show that 87% support Hezbollah. Hamas also enjoys overwhelming support. This is democracy in action – something we pretend to uphold but in fact condemn unless the US controls the outcome. The US supports proxy governments, not Democracy.

The US State Department has downgraded Israel to a Tier 2 Watch because of extraordinary human rights violations and narco terrorism inside Israel. According to the BBC, over 10,000 sex slaves are held in approximately 400 brothels and produce a 4 billion dollar profit. Slavery has been legal since 1952. Israel has 300,000 migrant workers that are legally “owned” by the corporations and individuals that sponsored them, over 80% are abused. Israel controls the world’s supply of the drug Ecstasy, according to the Boston Globe, and the list goes on. So, why do we support Israel?


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