Monday, March 30, 2009

The Zionist state and Anti-Semitism

It really doesn't wash anymore, it really, really doesn't and we can read in 'Haaretz' today that there is a rise in anti-seminitism in Europe with "Cartoons likening the Star of David to the Nazi swastika becoming commonplace in Scandinavia."(1) The paper also writes that In Spain too protestors demonstrated against the IDF offensive in Gaza last January; a war, which apparently ignited a wave of anti-Semitism in Europe. (2)
It really doesn't wash, you just don't get it, do you? These are protests against a rogue nation that really does think of itself as being beyond good and evil, beyond reproach, a nation that believes itself chosen by God and with a moral dispensation to maim, maraud and massacre as it sees fit. We are not all mugs and, indeed, some of us recognise drivel when we hear or see it and the Zionist "Jewish Democracy" should enter into a dialogue with the one of its creations, "the self hating Jew"; people like Michael Neumann, Naom Chomsky,Norman Finkelstein, Ilan Pappe, Naomi Klein and Saul Landau and if it were to talk and listen to these people it would discover that they are, to varying degrees, disgusted by the behaviour of "their" tribal kin towards Palestinians. This is about a state that tolerates no criticism, this is about a state that believes it has the moral dispensation to do what it wants, this is about a state that is built on someone else's land, this is not about anti-semitism and there are many of us, Jewish or otherwise, who are aware of this.
The picture shows demonstrators in Barcelona burning a symbolic "Israeli" flag

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