It is a common mistake to think that the US Neocons are somehow concered with the welfare of Israel or the Israelis. In reality, of course, the Neocons are interested in their own power and they simply realize that by mantrically repeating “Israel! existential threat! anti-Semitism! self-hating Jews! Holocaust!” they can get away with murder, literally.
Sadly, there is a Neocon clique in Israel who pretty much uses the same trick.
Thus one cannot be blamed for feeling that “the Israelis” are “behind” the Neocon Imperial nightmare which is unfolding before our eyes.
There is, however, another Israel out there, just as there is a different USA. Today, I wanted to reprint two articles written by two representatives of this “other Israel”: Uri Avnery and Gideon Levy.
Although both Avnery and Levy have made it to the Kahanist website Masada2000 list of “7000+ self-hating Jews list” colorfully, if not tastefully, subtitled “DIRT-list” as in “Defense anti-Israeli Repugnant Traitors” list (and whose URL is even more direct: http://www.masada2000.org/shit-list.html), Avnery and Levy are clearly patriots and love their coutry. One, Avnery, even was a Knesset member and had a rather amazing life dedicated to his country, while the other, Levy, used to be the spokesman for Shimon Peres, the current President of Israel.