Avi Shlaim, Professor of international relations at Oxford University and author of Israel and Palestine: Reappraisals, Revisions, Refutations, comments on the IDF’s attack on the flotilla for the Daily Mirror.
It was with great patriotic pride I served in the IDF from 1964 to 1966. In those days it was true to its name: the Israel Defence Force.
Over the past four decades, my army has been subverted into the brutal police force of a savage colonial power.
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