In this week’s column at Souciant you can see the second entry in my series on the causes and effects of the 1967 war and beginning of the occupation, as we near the 45th anniversary of those events. In this piece, I look as well at the recent race riots in south Tel Aviv and how the xenophobia of the rioters and, perhaps more importantly, the political leaders who inspire that hate, is connected to a culture of occupation.
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Posted in 1967, Democracy, tagged African refugees in Israel, Al-Aksa Intifada, Avi Shlaim, Bill Clinton, Ehud Barak, Gershom Gorenberg, Israel, Israeli Arabs, Jewish National Fund, Levi Eshkol, Miri Regev, Palestinians, Tel Aviv, Xenophobia, Yasir Arafat on May 30, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in 1967, Iran, tagged 1967, Ali Khameinei, Ba'ath Party, Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu, Egypt, Gamel Abdel Nasser, Hassan Firouzabadi, Iran, Israel, Jordan, King Hussein, Levi Eshkol, Lyndon Johnson, Mahmoud Ahmedenijad, Moshe Dayan, Six Day War, Straits of Tiran, Syria, UNEF, United States, USSR, Yitzhak Rabin on May 23, 2012 | 1 Comment »
As the likelihood of an attack on Iran continues to diminish, and on the 45th anniversary of Egypt’s closing the Straits of Tiran to Israeli traffic, I use my weekly column at Souciant to look at some parallels and differences between the lead-up to the 1967 war and the current situation with Iran. It’s a history we need to remember, even re-learn, lest history repeat itself with consequences that, as we’ve seen with the ’67 war, can evolve over decades into things we can’t imagine at the time.