The Case of Israel: Bastion of Enlightenment or Enforcer for Imperialism?

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The Case of Israel: Bastion of Enlightenment or Enforcer for Imperialism?

BAsics. from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian

After the Holocaust, the worst thing that has happened to Jewish people is the state of Israel.

Bob Avakian, BAsics 5:12

What Do Fundamentalist Islamic Jihad and Zionism Have in Common?

by Alan Goodman | April 11, 2016 | Revolution Newspaper |


They swear they are mortal enemies. But they have an awful lot in common...

Is it just the fact that Israel has historically financed and promoted the rise of fundamentalist Islamic jihad, and still does when it serves its purposes?


Is it just that Zionism and fundamentalist Islamic jihad invoke an imaginary “god” to sanctify their “right” to terrorize, subjugate, and oppress other people?


Those are real, and important. But the heart of it is this: Zionism and fundamentalist Islamic jihad arose among oppressed people who were trying to go up against oppression, but they did that on the basis of the logic that “My people have been fucked over, and so we can do anything we need to, to fuck over anyone who stands in our way.” Today, both use their states to carry out terrorist ethnic cleansing of peoples and all manner of other crimes. And the lesson is this: Movements based on revenge or “my people first” end up leaving the world as it is.

We need a whole different world!


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