Monday, May 24, 2010

Judge Richard Goldstone defends his career as a judge during South Africa's apartheid

With the help of a sympathetic interviewer he does it very well, highlighting what has made him a hero in South Africa. Israel isn’t mentioned.

This is why attacking his record from that era had achieved nothing.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Palestinian incitement, the getaway excuse

The left in Israel, not necessarily the anti Zionists ones, has a holy then god truth that says, “we are no different.” Facts and evidences are not important, if the Palestinians own words and actions testify to their guilt, they’ll argue that Israel is no different, and their own self-confirming rhetoric will be their confirmation.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Economist and far left wishful thinking

For years the extreme left in Israel and elsewhere have been desperate, longing to actually see moral Palestinian fighters, preferably nonviolent ones. And when supporting Palestinians became trendy, so did the mainstream left, the longer the wait – the bigger the desperation. This piece in the Economist from April 15 is a good example:
Just look at the headlines:
An alternative to violence?
A debate about the point of firing rockets at Israel may intensify

The debate haven’t intensified but they already see nonviolant resistance, few things can be more desperate than this.

The piece is building its hopes on two unrelated stories. A palestinian joke about their terrorists misfiring rockets and killing their own, something, which tragically is not unusual; and a handful of supposedly peaceful demonstrations against Israel along the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel. What the author does not understand is that it is safer to do nonviolant demonstrations near israeli army positions then inside Gaza city, and these demonstratores are doing what hamas allows them to do. And it does not allow them to demonstrate against Hamas, sidelining their protest into coffee shop talks, but even there they do not make a stand, so where is the alternative to Hamas?