Sunday, October 4, 2009

Freudian Slips at Amnesty International

Two weeks ago a press officer at Amnesty International, Niel Durkin, posted to their blog about how the Israelis and the Palestinains aren't taking the Goldstone report seriously. So I sent him a letter:

Sir,

In your blogpost of September 16th you made a number of revealing comments.
Israel rejects the 575 pages of the Goldstone report (presumably without reading any of them) because the UN fact-finding mission was a UN Human Rights Council investigation, a body that Israel considers to be biased against it.

Well, not really. As you note, the report is 574 pages long, and it took a moment for the lawyers of the Israeli Foreign Ministry to read it all carefully. However, as soon as they had, they issued a 24-page detailed rebuttal of the Goldstone report. You ought to read it. I await a correcting post on your blog once you have.

Your sentiment is patronizing, of course. What precisely did you mean when you "presumed" the opposite of the truth, and what does it tell us about you and your organization that you see the world in such terms?

Most revealing of all was your comment that an Israeli official used a "florid, biblical phrase – “born in sin”. You may not be aware that this phrase is a perfectly reasonable term in Hebrew; the fact that it's biblical is, of course, fundamental to the matter. The Israelis are, after all, using the language of the Bible, in the land of the Bible, because this has always been their language and their land. At the end of the day, that's what the conflict is all about, isn't it? Your comment clarifies your position - rejection of the Jewish right to determine their own destiny - better than any long and verbose analysis ever could.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts,

Dr. Yaacov Lozowick
Jerusalem

I don't expect him to respond, but shold he surprise me with anything interesting, I'll come back and report.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well done!

Anonymous said...

That was simply awesome. Thanks.

"thebrooksies" said...

Powerful -- well done Yaacov!

Anonymous said...

You won't hear jack or squat from this evil, Jew hater.

Once one anti-Israel argument is demolished, they come up with new ones.

And they just make them up. And they freaking stick. And we have to defend against them - afterall, you can't disprove a negative.

It's the Jew hating way.

This Is Hell said...

Goldstone is mere days from screeching that evil Jews are persecuting him and that the 'lobby' controls all governments. You know it, I know it, Goldstone knows it.

Anonymous said...

@Hell... you mean "Zionists"!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
You won't hear jack or squat from this evil, Jew hater.

Once one anti-Israel argument is demolished, they come up with new ones.



LOL! Same modus operandi as the Holocaust deniers.

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