Israeli Myths: An Interview with Ramzy Baroud

Sharabani, Soud
http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/02/12/israeli-myths-an-interview-with-ramzy-baroud/

Publisher:  Counterpunch
Date Written:  12/02/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18721

For many years, much of the Western world understood Israel based on a cluster of myths, from the early fables of the Zionists making the desert bloom, to Palestine supposedly being a land without people for a people without land. That intricately constructed and propagated mythology evolved over time, as Israeli hasbara laboured to provide a perception of reality that was needed to justify its wars, its military occupation, its constant violations of human rights and its many war crimes.