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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
US Zionist Leader's Criticism of Israel Falls Short
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Business executive/World Jewish Congress president Ronald Lauder's NYT op-ed criticized Israel – while expressing love for a nation, inflicting enormous harm on Palestinians, its ordinary Jewish population through neoliberal harshness, along with many others regionally and beyond.
Calling Israel a "democratic state" defies reality. A nation from inception favoring Jews over Arabs is fundamentally anti-democratic and much worse.
The Nakba reflects decades of Palestinian suffering. A victimized Palestinian survivor earlier shared his memories, saying:
"I cannot forget three horror-filled days in July of 1948. The pain sears my memory, and I cannot rid myself of it no matter how hard I try."
"First, Israeli soldiers forced thousands of Palestinians from their homes near the
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