The treacherous falsification of Palestine-Israel history

"Mirages" of the Israeli army fly over the Sinai at the Israeli-Egyptian border on June 5, 1967, on the first day of the Six-Day War between Israel and Egypt. On June 5, Israel launched preemptive attacks against Egypt and Syria.
Mirages of the Israeli army fly over the Sinai at the Israeli-Egyptian border on June 5, 1967, on the first day of the Six-Day War between Israel and Egypt.  (photo: AFP / Getty Images)
A call for censure and the topic of academic freedom and the First Amendment.

By Ariän Taher | Truthout | June 9, 2019

Hill peddles the myth that the Six-Day War — whose first attack was carried out by Israel — was ‘defensive’.

Supporters of international humanitarian law must condemn the views espoused by DePaul University’s Jason Hill, a tenured philosophy professor, regarding his statements on Palestine-Israel, both in the past and in his recent article in The Federalist.

Hill’s opinions on Palestine-Israel must be examined carefully as a microcosm of the myths broadly perpetuated by the right wing to justify Israel’s military occupations, operations and land seizures in Palestine.

Hill’s article fails to present any primary-source and peer-reviewed material to justify his argumentation, instead providing only neophyte analyses, historical falsification and historical negationism.

In order to mount a successful challenge against annexation and military occupation in Palestine, we must understand the myths used to justify those actions and the laws in place that outlaw those actions.

The 1967 War With Jordan

Following the introductory paragraphs to Hill’s article, he presents his central argument: the “moral case for Israel” to annex “the West Bank and beyond” — on the historical basis of what he describes as “the 1967 defensive war with Jordan.”

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