Down and out in Gaza

Published: Wednesday, 06/09/2004 12:00 am EDT

The (Gaza) withdrawal has little to do with trying to make peace with Palestinians and everything to do with Israel's propaganda war in the West. Counting on the distractions of the Presidential campaign in the United States to obfuscate the real intent of his withdrawal plan, Sharon hopes that his lapdogs in Congress, his AIPAC-mobilized troops in the American Jewish community, and his Christian Zionist allies in the Evangelical world will be able to portray this unilateral withdrawal as a major move for peace, proof that Israel is the righteous force and that Palestinians are the irrational and hateful obstacles to a lasting solution.

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