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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
50 Years of Israeli Occupation Harshness
by Stephen Lendman
Israel's Six Day War of aggression began on June 5, 1967 – occupying the remaining 22% of historic Palestine not seized in 1948.
Instead of denouncing Israeli persecution of Palestinians throughout its odious history, the US Senate shamed itself – unanimously recognizing the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification, claiming "a continuous Jewish presence (in the city) for 3 millennia."
It expressed uncompromising support for Israel, highlighting the importance of strengthening longstanding bilateral ties.
It reaffirmed the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act, recognizing Jerusalem as "the capital of the State of Israel."
It ignored decades of Israeli high crimes, its ruthlessness, its persecution of defenseless Palestinians.
June 5 was Naksa Day, the "setback," the day Israel stole remaining parts of historic Palestine, displacing hundreds of th
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