Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Israel is the Only Conceivable Culprit

I'm way too busy to blog these days, as you may have noticed. This week, however, a gaggle of Israeli far left organizations published a document about the Gaza operation. It's not online yet, but it probably will be. In spite of being too busy for such nonsense I did take half an hour to race over it. Next week I've got some long boring plane trips ahead of me, so perhaps I'll decide to be systematic in my reading and then write about it.

In the meantime, the same coalition of organizations has put up a short video on how evil Israel is to the Gazans. You can see it here.

Things in Gaza really are bad. Don't you really wish the Palestinians would decide to be greedy and egoistic, like the folks in America, and put their personal gain and material goals ahead of their hatreds and grievances? If they did, Gaza might soon be on its way to being a fine place; why, many of the grievances might even simply disappear.

What a thought, huh?


Anonymous said...

Interesting clip. Just open the borders, et voilĂ : Gaza will become the same paradise it was in 2006. Or back then when it was part of Egypt. Wait: daily power outage, severe fuel shortage, ruins, no work …


Alex Bensky said...

You have hit on a point that is generally ignored, partly because of Abba Eban's famous quip that the Palestinians never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.

It's pithy and witty and wrong. It begs the question of what the Palestinians consider an opportunity, and an opportunityfor what?

As is also pretty much universally ignored, following 1967 in the administered territories life was improving for the Palestinians according to every conceivable social and economic indicator.

They threw it all away and it was not because somehow they didn't recognize the improvement in their lives. They threw it away because they value their hatred more than their well-being.

This, according to the world, makes them victims and thus insulates them from the consequences of any of their actions.

Anonymous said...

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