It is only constant confrontations and standoffs which keep the Israeli society from falling apart, said Ilan Pappe, who used to work as a senior lecturer at the University of Haifa in northern Israel.
He also said that the current Israeli government is the result of a colonialist movement. Colonialists, who did not have a country anywhere across the world, were obliged to remain here.
The Israeli regime, therefore, is constantly seeking to ignite new wars; against Lebanon and maybe soon against Iran, but future wars would not succeed and would instead lead the entity into disaster, he added, speaking to the German daily Junge Welt last month.
Israel waged two wars against Lebanon in 2000 and 2006, with the second round of offensives killing about 1,200 Lebanese, most of them civilians. The forces, however, withdrew on both occasions without having achieved any of their objectives.
Tel Aviv, meanwhile, has variously threatened to target Iran, accusing Tehran of leading nuclear activities for military purposes.
An outspoken anti-Zionist, Pappe taught at the university from 1984 to 2007, when he was effectively fired from the university after his book The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine hit the shelves. The publication states that Israel's formation was pre-planned and based on rendering Palestinians homeless.
Pappe says he was dismissed from the scene of post-graduate education in Israel following practical obstructions put in the way of his educational activities.
Israel was formed in 1948, when it militarily invaded vast expanses of the Arab territories. It was subsequently forced to return much of what was captured, but went on to occupy and later annex more portions of land in 1967.
My social studies led to me adopting my anti-Zionist positions, Pappe told the daily, saying that the challenges he was faced with mounted to a point when he could not hold any seminars.
He also favored a one-state solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict, which he said, would actually equal the end of Zionism.
The Israeli society is by no means a uniform one, Pappe said. He also that Jews who have come from Arab lands live in far worse conditions than the European migrants, Pappe said.
Jul 23, 2010
'Israel needs war to exist'
Thu, 22 Jul 2010 14:23:56 GMT
Israeli soldiers, file photo
A former Israeli lecturer has said the entity depends on wars for its existence, warning that the hostility only invites disaster for Tel Aviv.
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You did this. You do this every time you vote for a slick pro-Israeli politician - it's your fault. You are NOT innocent, if you vote for pro-Israeli politicians who continue to vote YES on the annual multi-bilion dollar giveaway package to Israel.
Here is a Palestinian boy who was throwing stones at Israelis who continue to illegally occupying this boy's land.
You did this. You do this every time you vote for a slick pro-Israeli politician - it's your fault.
You are NOT innocent, if you vote for pro-Israeli politicians who continue to vote YES
on the annual multi-billion tax dollar giveaway package to Israel.
Israeli settlers did this to this boy. Israelis living on Palestinian land routinely kill Palestinians on Palestinian land.
Obama supports giving Israel $2.5 BILLION in 2010, to "protect Israel." Obama has called for Israelis to stop building settlements in the West Bank, but Israelis continue to build more illegal settlements anyway.
This boy, like all other Palestinians, was sick and tired of Israelis stealing their land and killing and abusing the Palestinian people. Israelis have no problem cutting off Palestinian children's hands, arms and feet who commit the "crime" of throwing stones at the Illegal Occupiers Israel.
U.S. support of Israel will be the death of America if America doesn't stop supporting the Israeli government and their illegal occupation of the Palestinian territories.
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