Sunday, June 8, 2014

Time to unmask apartheid Israel

PressTV - Time to unmask apartheid Israel: Analyst

It is high time that the true face of the apartheid Zionist regime was laid bare to the world, an analyst writes for Press TV.
“It is time to set the record straight on Israel’s apartheid policy and genocide against Palestinians and to confront the enemies of truth,” Christof Lehmann wrote in a column for the Press TV website.
The analyst’s column was in reaction to last Friday’s Israeli police raid on the offices and studios of the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) in the occupied East al-Quds (Jerusalem).
“The incident sends a clear message. Those behind the propaganda, the denigration, and the dehumanization of Arab land are afraid of the truth,” wrote Lehmann.
The Israeli regime, aided by the United States and European governments, Lehmann said, is heavily investing in “propaganda industry” to portray Arabs as “villains and sub-human” in media and Hollywood-funded films.
“The challenge is to go to any lengths to deconstruct the stage set for Arab land; to show the true face of Palestine and the true face of Zionism,” wrote Lehmann, adding,  “Tear down the stage set for Arab land and you will be surprised how different the world looks.”
The analyst added that the Israeli seizure of Palestinian lands constitutes an “illegal military occupation.” 
He said that “silence” vis-à-vis the “decades-long extermination of Palestinians” by the Israeli regime amounts to “complicity.”
More than half a million Israelis live in over 120 illegal settlements built since Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and East al-Quds in 1967.
Israel is currently faces a widening boycott campaign by some European businesses over its illegal settlement activities on the occupied Palestinian land.
Two of Europe’s biggest financial institutions have boycotted transactions with Israeli companies involved in the illegal settlement construction.
The European Union has also blocked all grants and funding to any Israeli entity based in the illegal settlements.