Email RRNPity Israel?Consider yourself lucky that you aren't a neighbor:
ITEM:In particular, the ICJ ruling challenged Israel's presentation of itself as an innocent victim merely protecting itself. This has always been Israel's most disingenuous way of avoiding accountability for its actions. For a victim has no responsibility, cannot be held accountable. Thus Israel is the world's fourth largest nuclear power yet still retains the image of the poor little kid in what Netanyahu used to call as "neighborhood of bullies." Israel produces 10% of the world's arms and is a main conduit for the arms its strategic ally, the US, disseminates to malevolent regimes around the globe, yet it is the weak party, the victim, in its conflict with the Palestinians. Israel is an occupying power that has demolished 11,000 Palestinian homes since 1967, that has expropriated hundreds of thousands of acres of Palestinian land for its own settlements, has attacked densely populated civilian centers in cities such as Rafah, Ramallah, Jenin, Bethlehem, Nablus and Hebron with tanks, bombs, artillery, laser-guided missiles and snipers, yet evades accountability for state terrorism. Israel has an economy three times larger than Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon put together, yet has created a situation where some 70% of the Palestinians live on less than $2 a day yet avoids its responsibility towards the innocent population it rules.
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