Press TV has conducted an interview with Kevin Barrett, editor of Veterans Today from Madison, about Israel becoming more isolated across the world due to its merciless attacks on the people of the Gaza Strip.
What follows is an approximate transcription of the interview.
Press TV: Mr. Barrett, how do you see the situation?
Barrett: Well I think it is great that more and more countries are cutting diplomatic relations with Israel. I think the only way that we are going to get any progress on this issue is for the world to begin to stand up and tell Israel that you cannot do this.
This is completely unacceptable behavior, the systematic targeting of civilians, the murder of children, intentional targeting of children, kids playing soccer on the beach [blown] down, it is just disgusting and the world has been standing by it far too long and this is going to continue and get worse until enough of the world stands up and says “no” that the Israelis have to listen and between the world gradually coming around to standing up to this Israeli genocide and the incredible bravery of the resistance in Palestine which is surviving and continuing to fight, exacting very, very few casualties, that is a real example for all justice-loving people in the world.
So between the resistance getting strong and more and more countries isolating Israel, I think that we may see a real turning point on this issue.
Press TV: And despite Israel’s military might, how vulnerable is Israel to being literally boycotted and sanctioned and divested?
Barrett: Well it is vulnerable. Of course the Israelis have a lot of power on the world. In that sense it is tougher than South Africa was.
During apartheid era the world was able to change that situation by exerting enough pressure and part of the reason that it was a lot easier to do it with apartheid South Africa where the injustices as horrible as they were are very tiny for action of the level of brutality, injustice and genocide going on in Palestine is that the Afrikaners did not have lobbyists and billionaires owning the media all over the world. They did not own the political process by [contributing] most of the political money as the Zionists do here in the United States and in Europe.
So the Afrikaners did have some disadvantages and that is why they folded so quickly but the same situation does pertain to the Israelis and more and more ethnically Jewish people and religiously Jewish people around the world are seeing the horror that it is being done in their name and they are standing up and saying “no”.
So I think that it will take a little longer. It has taken a little longer but the same process that has put an end to South Africa apartheid is going to put an end to Zionism.