Millions of people have taken to the streets across the globe to voice their outrage and urge their governments to stop supporting Israel as it carries out a genocide against Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank.
While most of the rest of the world has condemned Israel for committing genocide against the Palestinian people, the U.S. and the West have refrained from using that term and condemn all those who do.
Ehud Olmert, the former Israeli prime minister, said in an interview last week that Israel’s war effort against the nearly defenseless Gazan population “must go on” until Hamas is destroyed.
The UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, announced last week that at least 102 workers have died in Gaza as Israel continues to enforce its blockade while targeting civilian targets in military strikes.
The Israel-Hamas war has had catastrophic impacts on Israel’s $488-billion economy, with 350,000 military reservists—about 8 percent of the country’s workforce and a large share of the retail customer base—called into service.
Germany is grappling with pro-Palestinian protests and critics say it is banning free speech in the country in its effort to atone for its Holocaust atrocities against Jews during WWII.
New York’s Columbia University announced last week that it suspended Jewish Voice for Peace and Students for Justice in Palestine for allegedly expressing threatening rhetoric and “intimidation,” New York Jewish Week reported.
The New York Times announced last week that a reporter resigned after violating the paper’s policy when she signed an open letter condemning Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza.
Last Tuesday there took place a disgraceful display of visceral malignancy in the United States House of Representatives Chamber in the south wing of the Capitol building.
The genocide in Gaza has sparked massive protests around the world by those who oppose Israel’s military action and blockade in one of the world’s poorest and most densely populated cities.