History Will Damn Israel's Apologists

Owen Jones condemns the atrocities committed during the Gaza conflict, describing them as one of the greatest crimes of our time. He criticizes the silence of many in the face of what he calls "calamitous and murderous foreign wars." Jones highlights the hounding, attacks, and demonization faced by those who oppose such wars.

Jones recounts his appearance on BBC Scotland's "Debate Night," where he discussed First Minister Humza Yousaf's stance on Gaza. Yousaf's condemnation of Israel's actions and demand for an end to violence drew criticism, which Jones attributes to Islamophobia and anti-Muslim bigotry.

He argues against the smear campaign targeting Yousaf and the attempt to link his family's situation in Gaza with his support for UNRWA, the main humanitarian agency in the region. Jones sees this as an attempt to discredit UNRWA and hinder humanitarian aid.

Furthermore, Jones criticizes the lack of accountability for Western-backed military interventions, citing the post-9/11 wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya as examples. He accuses the architects of these wars of evading responsibility while those opposing them face marginalization and demonization.

Jones warns against letting such crimes go unpunished, emphasizing the need to hold accountable those responsible for atrocities. He concludes by urging viewers to share his message and take action to prevent further atrocities in the future.

Owen Jones is a British newspaper columnist, political commentator, journalist, author, and left-wing activist. He writes a column for The Guardian and contributes to the New Statesman, Tribune, and The National and was previously a columnist for The Independent.

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