Gideon Levy outlines what the Jewish state has become:
A black flag hangs over the “rolling” operation in Gaza. The more the operation “rolls,” the darker the flag becomes. The “summer rains” we are showering on Gaza are not only pointless, but are first and foremost blatantly illegitimate. It is not legitimate to cut off 750,000 people from electricity. It is not legitimate to call on 20,000 people to run from their homes and turn their towns into ghost towns. It is not legitimate to penetrate Syria’s airspace. It is not legitimate to kidnap half a government and a quarter of a parliament.
A state that takes such steps is no longer distinguishable from a terror organization. The harsher the steps, the more monstrous and stupid they become, the more the moral underpinnings for them are removed and the stronger the impression that the Israeli government has lost its nerve. Now one must hope that the weekend lull, whether initiated by Egypt or the prime minister, and in any case to the dismay of Channel 2’s Roni Daniel and the IDF, will lead to a radical change.
Meanwhile, Australia’s belligerent Zionist agitators, AIJAC, claim that their bullying tactics are fair, reasonable and legitimate in a democracy:
There is no doubt that those who believe that the Jews alone are not entitled to a country in their homeland may be motivated by antisemitism. But neither we nor anyone else in the Australian Jewish community’s leadership label people as antisemitic simply because they criticise the policies of Israel’s government.
As for bullying the media, we exercise our democratic right to complain about inaccuracies or bias, and at times press newspaper editors or opinion editors – not to withhold articles with which we disagree, but to also run articles that provide a balance by reflecting alternative points of view.
My forthcoming book provides greater detail to refute these allegations. Simply put, AIJAC actively smear (and try to censor) any individual or group that dares challenge their God-given interpretation of Zionism. Sadly for them, this perspective is resulting in Israel being seen as an aggressor state, more than willing to impose collective punishment on an entire, Palestinian population. States that engage in such behaviour eventually learn that their arrogance results in the ultimate price being paid.