Israel’s decades-long occupation of Palestinian territories has given it a special know-how in imposing military control over civilians. Governments around the world admire its example — and are ever keener to import its repressive technologies.
Antony Loewenstein is a journalist, author, and filmmaker. His latest book is The Palestine Laboratory: How Israel Exports the Technology of Occupation Around the World.
Australia has a record of loyal support for Israeli state racism and human rights abuses that puts even the US to shame. In order to change that record, we need to challenge the political forces that have made Australia Israel’s most faithful ally.