FROM THE HORSE'S... MOUTH
Note the disregard Netanyahu has for the US....which gives him $3.1 billion a year.
This video reminds me of a story that old friend Nat Kaplan told me years ago in Delray Beach, Florida. Nat had been an early union activist in the CIO when it was merged with the AFL. I would annually, for close to 20 years, be invited to speak to the predominately Jewish peace group in Nat's community. Each time, before my talk, someone would pull me aside and tell me not to mention Israel or else there would be a big fight in the group.
At the end of my talk the tall and handsome Nat would stand in the middle of the room and ask me about Israel. I'd say that Israel was essentially a military outpost for the US and that their illegal treatment of Palestinians, and their ever expanding settlements, must stop. Then the argument would begin between various members of the group.
I usually stayed at the home of Nat and his wife Grace. Besides being involved in the peace movement Nat was a great environmentalist as well. I once asked him why he stirred up the pot at each of these meetings about Israel. This is what he told me.
Soon after WWII was over and Israel was created I traveled to visit an uncle there who owned alot of land. He had servants. One day he pointed to a beautiful young Palestinian woman servant and said, "I can fuck her anytime I want to."If Nat is watching today I know he is in great pain over what Israel is doing in Gaza. I know he'd want all of us to talk more and learn more about what is actually going on there.
I was disgusted and realized how racist my uncle was toward the Palestinian people. Ever since then I've become more critical about Israeli policies. Our group wants to avoid the issue but I believe we need to face it.