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Benny Morris: A clear model of racism

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I never thought that Israeli Professor Benny Morris is worth writing an article about. After all, he’s been known as a racist historian for decades, mainly after turning towards right-wing racism.

However, what prompted me to write this article is that Morris’ recent statements clearly reflect the nature of extreme racism that has penetrated and become deeply rooted in Israeli society. It has reached the point of fascism according to many Israelis known for their deep hatred of Palestinians such as former prime minister Ehud Barak. The transformation in Morris’ character, writings and actions represent an intense and accurate image of the racist transformations that have swept Israel over the past decades.

Morris insists on reiterating a well-known lie, and repeating a couple of insolent tales to justify racial extremism. The lie he keeps using is that the Zionist movement agreed to the two-state solution four times: in 1937, 1947, 1977 and 2008 while Palestinians insisted on rejecting it.

Another Israeli historian, Avi Shlaim, who works at Oxford University, proved conclusively that the........

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