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Monday, March 9, 2015
Former Israeli soldier tells truth about Zionist Apartheid
If you have come upon this video Facts For Working People is sharing with our readers we urge you to watch it in its entirety. This is a powerful person telling a powerful story. He is a former Israeli soldier who is telling the world about the humanitarian crisis that exists in the region, the racism, brutality and horror Palestinians face at the hand of the Zionist regime. He explains why being anti-Zionist is not anti-Semitic. If you doubted that Israel is a racist Apartheid state this will change your mind.
Of course, those Jews that support the Zionist project will call him a "self-hating Jew" and all sorts of other nasty names. But he is a brave and heroic person. He has freed himself from his past just like accepting that racist ideas can exist in all of us as we live in racist societies frees us and makes us better human beings. The problems of class society are expressed by individuals but are not individual problems.
I was brought to tears by this presentation for a number of reasons. One is the sincerity and honesty of the man, his strength in "breaking the silence". He reminds us that Muslims and Jews have lived in this part of the world in relative harmony for centuries up until the creation of the European settler state we know as Israel. This is contrary to what the highly censored US media tells us. In my lifetime I recall meeting Jews who described themselves as Arab Jews and he uses the same term in describing his ancestry.
Most importantly, he casts light on the stain that the Zionist philosophy has placed on the Jews and their history. Throughout the world Jews, wherever they lived and often under great duress, have played the most progressive role, as revolutionary leaders, trade union leaders, great contributors to medicine, science, art and music. The Zionists are famed for their brutality, racism and as he explains in this video, as arms merchants to the world's dictators and the US police force using the Palestinian people as test subjects. His name is Eran Efrati, he points to the light we should all head for at the end of the tunnel.