We are dealing with a multi-million dollar sophisticated PR machinery where everyone from Israeli diplomats to army officials to government ministers are trained in the art of public speaking, disinformation and PR spin.
We at The Gaza Fund therefore have come up with what we have coined “Kill Switch Arguments“, brief factual points that should leave anyone with little else to say.
I. Why are there up to 250+ NGOs, Civil Society Groups, Human Rights Organisations like Human Rights Watch, Amnesty Int’l, Oxfam, Doctors without Borders, etc., that have published detailed reports and statements repeatedly condemning Israel for its occupation, apartheid and alleged war crimes? Either all of them are collectively lying or Israel is.
II. Why do we have tens of thousands of Jews around the word, outside Israel that support Palestine, or at the very least, Palestinian human rights?
III. Why did Nelson Mandela, Che Guevara, Malcom X, Mahatma Gandhi all support the Palestinian cause for freedom, and were openly critical of Israel?
IV. Why is there an Israeli organisation called Breaking the Silence (a group with 1000+ ex-IDF soldiers) whose aim is to expose to the public the daily reality of the occupation and Israeli military rule over the Palestinian civilian population in the Occupied Palestinian territories?
V. 55% of historical Palestine was carved out by Britain and given to Israel in 1947, while Palestinians were given 45%. Today, Israel controls 97%+ of historical Palestine. Who exactly is wiping who off the map?
VI. By claiming Hamas is the problem and must be destroyed for peace to flourish negates the fact that Hamas is not in power in the West Bank and East Jerusalem – yet these remain flashpoints for Israel. Why?
VII. 18,000+ Palestinians and 1,600+ Israelis have been killed over the last 15 years (since 2008). Did disproportional violence against Palestinians make it better or worse for Israel?