When Israel attacks Palestinian schools and hospitals and businesses and orchards, and claims that it is “targeting terrorist infrastructure”, I believe them.
It seems clear that many Israelis view the simple fact of the existence of the Palestinian people as a dire threat to the Israeli ‘way of life’, and even to the very existence of Israel. In that sense, all Palestinians terrorise Israelis without ever lifting a finger.
If those damn Palestinians would just disappear somehow, the Zionist dream would finally become a reality. But the Palestinians won’t disappear, they won’t even die, they just sit there in their ghettos, a constant reminder of all of Jehovah’s broken promises and the failure of the experiment that is the modern state of Israel.
Of course, the rest of the world has a responsibility to not support the Israeli delusion, and should understand the underlying problem: that we are dealing with mental illness writ large across the Israeli state.
Indeed, the rest of the world should take action to protect the people of the Middle East (and the world), and the Israelis themselves, from the threat inherent in a nuclear-armed Middle Eastern nation made up of political leaders and a citizenry in the grip of such pathology.
Israelis need psychological help, pushing reality in their faces without addressing the underlying psychological issues just seems to exacerbate the problem.
What’s the psychiatric treatment for a ‘victim complex’, and can it be applied en masse?
When a people that have been dispossessed of their land, livelihoods and homes, periodically murdered and regularly terrorized, take action to resist and defend themselves, they are guilty of nothing but standing up for their human rights and their rights under international law.
BBC Arabic Photo Journalist, Jihad Masharawi, weeps as he holds his baby son who was murdered by the Israeli army today
Yesterday, Wed. 14th Nov. 2012 Israel launched the latest in a long line of “Operations” that stretch back over 60 years aimed at terrorizing the people of Palestine. By naming the attack ‘Operation ‘pillar of cloud” the Israeli military was unambiguous about its intent: to blow up as much of Gaza and as many Palestinians as they saw fit.
Why do Palestinians fire rockets into Israel? The vast majority of them, and I mean the VAST majority either miss their target or make a small hole in the ground far from their intended target. The rocket attacks appear to serve only as justification for the Israeli military to attack Gaza and murder Palestinians. So what’s the point?
The point is that the rocket attacks are the Palestinians ONLY way of protesting against the 60 year long occupation of their land responding to unprovoked Israeli attacks against and murder of Palestinian civilians. Think about that. The Palestinians have no option to appeal to the international community because no one listens. They have zero chance of the Western media applying pressure to halt Israeli aggression and redress Palestinian grievances because the Western media is unashamedly biased towards Israel.
The Palestinians have two choices: they can sit quietly by and allow the IDF to arbitrarily and summarily murder them, or they can fire primitive rockets at the closest targets inside Israel and hope that they make the Israeli government think twice. But even here the Palestinians have a problem: the Israeli government welcomes the firing of Palestinian rockets into Israel, and they periodically provoke it. Read more »
'Yahweh' in his 'fiery chariot'
Think about it, he has to be. Anger, jealously, covetousness, vengeance, extreme bias towards his ‘chosen people’ in the Israel-Palestine conflict, all these are hallmarks of the politics of a die hard Republican. Well, we should probably say ‘were’ hallmarks of a die-hard Republican. Nowadays they are also the hallmarks of die-hard Democrats, the two-party system having apparently given way to the unifying power of “Christo-Judaism” and the influence of their representatives on earth – the Washington Neocons. Read more »
Why do Palestinian armed resistance groups consistently make such a hash of effective resistance? Such groups regularly launch impotent rockets towards Israel, supposedly in an effort to win freedom from Israeli occupation, only to have said ‘rockets’ land (almost always) harmlessly in the desert. To add insult to injury, such attacks are then used by the Israelis as justification to respond, in a massively disproportionate way, with their deadly US-made missiles against the Palestinian population as a whole.
On virtually every occasion when a ‘Middle East peace deal’ has provoked a bout of existential jitters among the Israeli elite because it looked like it might actually force them to the negotiating table, some ‘armed Palestinian group’ has obligingly carried out some misguided attack against an Israeli target, or launched a few Qassam’s at the Israeli desert. Who then can argue that, overall, the Palestinian’s long struggle for independence has been a lesson in how to shoot oneself in the foot, over and over again.
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