September 19, 2014 By

Imperial Continuity: Palestine, Iraq and US foreign Policy

Here Edward Said talks about the sheer violation of human rights with ‘the establishment of by force of a Jewish state on a land that was populated by the Arabs. This process began in the early 19th century culminated with the war between the Arabs and Jews in 1947, in which the Arabs lost. It meant the end of a flourishing country and society and the beginning of an influx of refugees. The abuse of human rights for the continuing occupation of Israel is still going on with the support of the US foreign policy. Alongside, there is the image of recalcitrant Palestinians being careless about western values and endemically suicidal for obscure religious reasons. He wants the citizens of the US to stand in revolt, saying ‘Israelis have more objections to these brutalities than the Americans.”

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