#Jewish Scholar #Judith Butler #Condemns Israel’s “Genocide” in Gaza
Paris(ANN)-Philosopher Judith Butler, one of dozens of Jewish American writers and artists who signed an open letter to President Biden calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.
“We should all be standing up and objecting and calling for an end to genocide,” says Butler of the Israeli assault. “Until Palestine is free … we will continue to see violence. We will continue to see this structural violence producing this kind of resistance.”
Butler is the author of numerous books, including The Force of Nonviolence: An Ethico-Political Bind and Parting Ways: Jewishness and the Critique of Zionism. They are on the advisory board of Jewish Voice for Peace.
Thousands of Jews living in the United States gathered last week at the US Capitol for the second time, angry about Israel’s genocide of the Palestinian people and also the cruel events in Gaza, and they called for an end to it. The war, but the Israeli government and its US allies turned a deaf ear.
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The statement calls for an end to the war, as the Israel Authority has made it clear that after the main attacks that hit Gaza from Wednesday to Thursday, it has prepared for its troops to enter Gaza.
While Hamas, Jihad, and Hizbullah are preparing to defend themselves from Israel entering Gaza, which has been completely destroyed,
On the other hand, the war is feared to spread in the region; Israel’s war on Hamas is having ripple effects across the Middle East. The conflict is rekindling tensions in Israel’s neighbor to the north – Lebanon – with its fragile and divided population.
Some in Lebanon support the Iran-backed Hezbollah which has threatened attacks against Israel. Other Lebanese fear their country, which has been grappling with a severe economic crisis, could be dragged into a full-scale war.
The war in Gaza and the siege show the cruel hostility that Israel and the United States have for Palestine, while the world has turned a blind eye to the massacre that Israel is doing to the Palestinian people.
Israel claimed that the attacks were a response to the large-scale attack by Hamas on southern Israel on October 7, but Israel’s response turned out to be vindictive and undeserved. And its blockade of Gaza, but the United States and other Western allies stand by the bombings and massacres of the Palestinian people.