March 6, 2009 § 2 Comments
It’s ok to insinuate that all arabs hate jews, but it’s not ok to dislike Israel? How does that one work? When people talk about Israels right to defend its’ country, people seem to happily forget things like Israels use of white fosfor on non-militay targets in Gaza. I don’t count that as “defending your country”. How come everyone is suddenly screaming Nazi just because many don’t agree with the bombing of Gaza and killing of hundreds of childrens and traumatizing of even more? Many of the Gaza children already suffers from Post Traumatic Stress-syndrome, this didn’t make it any better.
This has nothing to do with if it jews or not who is bombing, the point is that they did bomb.
Unfortunatly suddenly the left movement gets bulked up together with right wing nuts (on this side of the pond, the right wingers are neo-nazis and racists and white supremacists first and foremost, not genesis-believing xtians) and fundie muslims who actually do hate jews.
And since jews is the guilt trip of the western civilization, Israel is impossible to critizes and the pro-palestine left movement becomes the non grata in every damn news paper I read. I hate this stuff.
February 8, 2009 § Leave a comment
I read about an Australian columnist being banned because his article was anti-semitic (you can read the full article here, but beware of really creepy comments), and I have to say that even if the article might have been a little bit harsch and biased, but seriously, it wasn’t anti-semitic.
Sometimes it feels like the notion amongst pro-israel people is that every negative comment ever uttered about Israel is anti-semitic, Israel can do no wrong. This is plain silly. Israel is doing a lot of wrong, a lot of the time.
I’m one of those thinking that the conflict between palestine and israel is more complex then we normally think of, but I know one thing that never ever lead to peace, and that is cramming in 1.5 million people in gaza, behind a wall, destroying the lifes of everyone within and then bombing the place. Israel has become the bully, and is now the state commiting the warcrimes towards others, rather then the people of Israel being the victims of such crimes.