Thursday, April 1, 2010
45. From time to time ads are being published by an organization calling themselves KBRM (Kiwis for Balanced Reporting). It claims to be balanced and telling the truth about the Israel/Palestinian conflict, but at the same time it vehemently denies, downplays, defies and refuse to accept any criticism of Israel's criminal activities perpetrated against a comparative and virtually defenseless population, as reported and condemned by reputable international organisations such as the United Nations, International Red Cross, Human Rights organisations etc. Their very shallow arguments are lacking essential, in-depth historical information or any referrals to international laws such as the Geneva Conventions or the many U.N. Resolutions Israel has consistently flouted over the last sixty plus years (I always refer to in my blog). These are essential in any discussion when trying to come to a valid judgment on events in the Middle East. KBRM is solely devoted in espousing the Zionist cause, disseminating misinformation, lies and distortions and can therefore not be considered a reliable medium on which to base ones opinion. Zionism is an ideology and doctrine which is an anathema incompatible with democratic principles and should not be confused with anti-Semitism. Zionism is a supremacy ideology based on the ethnic cleansing and the domination of a one religion only, apartheid state. It is Zionism that obstructs peaceful solutions to the Middle East conflict and hence needs to be removed in order to make place for a genuinely democratic UNITARY state, with equal rights for both the original indigenous in 1948 expelled inhabitants living in huge refugee camps all over the M.E. (more than five million see Post 42) and the non-indigenous Jewish immigrants that had entered (illegally) Palestine during the two decades before 1948, regardless of race, gender or creed. Only that will ultimately bring an end to more than sixty years of war, oppression, discrimination and injustice to the Palestinian people and will save and transform Israel into a genuinely plural cultural democratic state.