Stephen Lendman: She believed anti-semitism is misused. It's done to suppress legitimate Israeli criticism. She was outspoken to the end. She made fundamental rights her core issue. She was true to her values. She challenged Israel's establishment. She stood up against government officials, generals and extremist rabbis against peace, equity and justice. She was fearless. She was unflinching.
She was often a voice in the wilderness. Israel is more ruthless today than ever. In January 2007, she headlined "Yes, There is Apartheid in Israel," saying:
Jewish self-righteousness is taken for granted among ourselves to such an extent that we fail to see what’s right in front of our eyes. It's simply inconceivable that the ultimate victims, the Jews, can carry out evil deeds. Nevertheless, the state of Israel practices its own, quite violent, form of Apartheid with the native Palestinian population. [It] practices a brutal form of Apartheid in the territory it occupies. Its army has turned every Palestinian village and town into a fenced-in, or blocked-in, detention camp. [It turned Occupied Palestine into an open-air prison.] Indeed Apartheid does exist here. And our army is not 'the most moral (one) in the world' as we are told... [Apartheid is] an international crime. [Israel] rob(s) (Palestinians) of their freedom, land and water. We apply collective punishment to millions of People.
After Operation Cast Lead (December 2008 - January 2009), she said the disgraced IDF is no longer Israel's Defense Forces. She keynoted "
A Gathering to Protest and to Mourn" Association for Jaffa Arabs program. Standing room only heard her. She pulled no punches calling the IDF a "
brutal and hedonistic army of conquest." On her 81st birthday, she discussed the condition of the State of Israel.
What we do in (Gaza) and the West Bank is worse than all pogroms done to Jews. It's hard for me to say a kind word about the state today. We are in great distress morally and socially, as well as in the realms of politics and law. The Right has two left hands. The Left doesn't exist...Since 2000, with the launching of the Second Intifada, we have murdered thousands. We have blood on our hands.
Desertpeace: Zion’s Outspoken Voice Of Reason Silenced By Death