Israel’s leaders exploited the US reaction to 9/11 to demonize Palestinian resistance to the occupation. They have used the discourse of “counterterrorism” to entrench a system of apartheid, while exporting repressive methods and weapons around the world.
Toufic Haddad is the author of Palestine Ltd.: Neoliberalism and Nationalism in the Occupied Territories (I.B. Tauris, 2016) and coeditor of Between the Lines: Israel, the Palestinians and the US “War on Terror” (Haymarket Books, 2007, with Tikva Honig-Parnass). He lives in East Jerusalem.