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Number Seven Thousand Four Hundred and Ninety Eight - 31 January 2024
Iran Daily - Number Seven Thousand Four Hundred and Ninety Eight - 31 January 2024 - Page 1

Israeli genocide in proper context

The West with gloves off

Merely hours after the interim ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Friday, which found that Israel could potentially be committing genocide and demanded that it take action to prevent genocidal violence by its armed forces, “prevent and punish” incitement to genocide, and ensure increased humanitarian aid to Gaza, several countries including the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and a few others decided to suspend their financial aid to The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), an organization that supports an estimated two million people.
When it comes to the true intentions of Israel’s allies, there is no act as revealing as their immediate, almost retaliatory response to ICJ, which exposed what they have worked so assiduously to conceal: The undeniable fact that US imperialism will not adhere to any rules except its own. This brings to mind the famous words of Ramsey Clark, former US attorney general, who stated, “The greatest crime since World War II has been US foreign policy.” To maintain its hegemony, the West, spearheaded by the US, is making unrestrained efforts to assert its agenda and provide unwavering support to Israel until the very end.
Hereafter, let us make no mistake: This is not about the Jewish people, their right to exist, or self-defense. Nor is it about the Holocaust. The crux of the matter is that the US Empire maintains its outpost in the Middle East, which enables it to police one of the most strategically significant regions in the world. By greenlighting and facilitating such a massive act of genocide, and by opposing a world that demands a cease-fire, the US and its allies are paying the price to safeguard this strategic outpost.
Now, as the darkest hours of the Palestinian people promise a new dawn, Western liberal democracy seems to be resting on its deathbed. By disregarding public opinion and avoiding any public vote, the corrupt political elite of the Western world reveal their true colors. They do not care one bit about human rights or democracy. They are only concerned with the profits they could amass through maintaining a global alignment with their self-serving agenda.

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