(OpEdNews.com) -- The Egypt-Israeli cease-fire offer on Gaza was more a PR stunt than a genuine effort to end Israel's imbalanced slaughter of Palestinians, author and professor Vijay Prashad says, adding that Israel's periodic bombing campaigns have come to appear more and more as ethnic cleansing.
Prashad is chair of South Asian history and professor of international studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He has just returned to the United States after a year in Beirut, Lebanon, where he taught at American University. He is co-editor of Dispatches from the Arab Spring and author of Arab Spring, Libyan Winter. He is also a columnist for Frontline Newspaper in India.
He was interviewed by Dennis J Bernstein on Pacifica's "Flashpoints" show, discussing the war's level of the brutality, the use of new weapons and the real motives behind Israel's extraordinary use of violence against a civilian population.
Advertisement - story continues below