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Mon, May 31, 2010, 8:43 pm // John Servais
Shame on Israel. The arrogance and contempt they continue to show toward those who disagree with them gets worse each year. And they turn more and more to violence and murder in their frustration with the rest of the world. The country of Israel is becoming what they abhorred in Nazi Germany - in intent and purpose, if not in scale.
Israel callously continues to cause incredible suffering to the over one million people of Gaza. But that is only one of the several programs Israel uses to persecute non-Jewish residents of Palestine and Israel. They also chop down orchards that are vital to making a living. They blow up houses. They change the laws and steal land and whole villages. And they do their best to prevent reporting of these events.
Shame on Israel. A growing number of American Jewish people are becoming critical of Israel. And many of us, such as myself, who admire Jewish culture and achievements, watch with sadness as this country slowly turns itself inside out.
Well, the flotilla of aid and relief ships wanted to draw world attention to the blockade around the Gaza strip - and Israel just helped them do that. In spades - by murdering people on the ships. Israel explains that when they attacked the ships, they encountered people armed with - horrors - knives. The Israeli excuse for shooting dozens of people is that the people on the ship objected to the Israeli attack. Circular logic is normal for aggressors.
Shame on Israel. The nation thinks it is above International law. It is becoming a rogue state.
Note: June 2 - I've added several links to news sources relevant to this post.
Related Links:-> Treat Israel Like Iran - opinion by Stephen Kinzer
-> Aljazeera - Arab news service
-> Haaretz - Israeli newspaper
-> US Media Pull Punches on Flotilla Assault - by Esther Kaplan in The Nation
-> Informed Comment - respected blog by Juan Cole
Mon, May 31, 2010, 8:43 pm // John ServaisIsrael is becoming a rogue state. It is showing a disdain for International law and world opinion.
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