Dr. Joel Kovel, professor at Bard College and author of the recently published "Overcoming Zionism: Creating a Single Democratic State in Israel/Palestine,” gave a talk this Thursday at the Inquiring Mind Bookstore in Saugerties, New York.
Speaking to a full crowd, Dr. Kovel reviewed the history of Israel, the psychology of the early Zionists and how the current apartheid state is ultimately a threat to both the Israeli and Palestinian peoples. Deploring the confusion of Jews, Judaism, Zionism and the State of Israel, Dr. Kovel called for a one-state solution as an end to government supported racism.
The United States has used Israel to control the oil-rich Middle East, sending American tax dollars to pay for the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their land. Dr. Kovel urged a reassessment of Israel by all Americans who value human rights and democracy in the region.
The talk and the book signing that followed were sponsored by the Middle East Crisis Response
First picture by David Bruner.