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???It???s Shocking India Is Siding With A Rogue State???

Abdel Bari Atwan was born in a Palestinian refugee camp in the Gaza Strip two years after the creation of Israel in 1948. Now based In London, he is the editor-in-chief of Rai al-Youm, the Arab world???s first Huffington Post-style news and opinion website. He is one of the world???s few journalists who interviewed Osama Bin Laden in 1996 after famously spending some days in caves in Afghanistan. Now a well-known Arab public figure, he is a regular guest on Dateline London on BBC World, besides being a columnist in British and Arab newspapers. He spoke to Saba Naqvi about the Israel project and the nature of the state that is overseeing the massacre in Gaza.We in India are exploring the nature of majoritarian regimes and Israel was a country built on the principle of being the home of the Jewish people. Since its creation, has the nature of Israel changed?It has become more hardline and right-wing, specifically because of the support of the West, especially that of the Americans. They never gave adequate attention to moderate Israelis, and never kept down the hardliners; so now the right wing are just winning. Why? Because the West does not want the Jews to come back to Europe. It???s as simple as that. The guilt of the Holocaust and the European history of maltreating Jewish people is the reason for the guilt. So they have exported the problem on to the Palestinian people. There is nothing wrong with guilt, but they should also have it for the Palestinians. Israel is behaving like the thug of the borough and they are closing their eyes. Israel is already right wing, now their actions will radicalise the entire Middle East even more. What will this generation of children think seeing their mothers, sisters, brothers being massacred? How will you expect them to be moderate in the future?What is different about this round of Israeli action in the Gaza Strip?Every few years the Israelis attack and it is a creeping mission. But this war is different for many reasons: th



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