Kathleen Christison: "The Coming Collapse of Zionism"
TO: Distinguished Recipients
FM: John Whitbeck
Transmitted below is the latest COUNTERPUNCH article by Kathy
Christison, who is among the growing number of those (including myself)
who believe that a "one-state solution" (a democratic, non-racist state,
with equal rights for all who live there, in all of Israel/Palestine)
offers the best (and probably only) hope for all concerned -- which is
all of us.
*September 12, 2006*
/The Moral Bankruptcy of //Israel//'s Founding Idea/
The Coming Collapse of Zionism
By KATHLEEN CHRISTISON
Former CIA Analyst
Is it only observers outside the conventional mainstream who have
noticed that by its murderous assault on Lebanon and simultaneously on
Gaza, Israel finally exposed, for even the most deluded to see, the
total bankruptcy of its very founding idea?
Can it be that the deluded are still deluded? Can it truly still be that
Israel's bankruptcy is evident only to those who already knew it, those
who already recognized Zionism as illegitimate for the racist principle
that underlies it?
Can it be therefore that only the already converted can see coming the
ultimate collapse of Zionism and, with it, of Israel itself as the
exclusivist state of Jews?
Racism has always been the lifeblood of Israel. Zionism rests on the
fundamental belief that Jews have superior national, human, and natural
rights in the land, an inherently racist foundation that excludes any
possibility of true democracy or equality of peoples. Israel's
destructive rampage in Lebanon and Gaza is merely the natural next step
in the evolution of such a founding ideology. Precisely because that
ideology posits the exclusivity and superiority of one people's rights,
it can accept no legal or moral restraints on its behavior and no
territorial limits, for it needs an ever-expanding geography to
accommodate those unlimited rights.( Collapse )