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Thread #153638 Message #3650497
Posted By: GUEST,LynnH
12-Aug-14 - 02:15 PM
Thread Name: BS: BDS of Israel 'Gathering Weight.'
Subject: RE: BS: BDS of Israel 'Gathering Weight.'
Netanjahu & co need Hamas in order to justify their policies just as Hamas needs Netanjahu & co to justify their actions. If Hamas were to hand out prizes for services to recruitment, Netanjahu and the Israeli government would win hands down every time. Some Likud Knesset members are on record as wanting to deport the population of Gaza to Egypt.
As the israeli writer Meir Shalev wrote in a recent essay, Netanjahu misuses/abuses the shoah for his own ends. Furthermore, according to Shalev, Netanjahu suffers from a short-sightedness for which there is no medical definition: he is unable to see further than a week..........Shalev also writes that the commander of the Givati brigade(IDF) gave his troops a little 'morale booster' before they went into Gaza. This was nothing more than extreme religious fundamentalism, referring to Hamas in terms like 'blasphemous enemy' and, in effect, he was sending his troops on a little jihad into Gaza. This, apparently, did not go down well with a lot of Israelis. Also according to Shalev, the messianic, extreme right in Israel are on the verge of becoming something that earlier would have been unthinkable, a jewish neonazi party.
Some people here might like to use their fantasy, assuming they have any, and ask themselves how they would behave living under military occuptaion for 47 years, seeing their land stolen, having to survive behind a blockade and having nothing left to loose etc. etc. Don't such people have a moral right to resistance against the occupying power?