Never Again, 2008.

“We look you straight in the eye and tell you that no one will be able to hide behind women and children in order to kill our women and children.”

This is just one quote from the following video, which more or less sums up one of the main reasons why the State of Israel was established 60 years ago.

Hat tip, Solomonia.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Leora
    May 02, 2008 @ 15:29:12

    The little boy screaming for his eema. Not sure what to say. Heart-wrenching.

  2. Yael
    May 14, 2008 @ 03:58:44

    So the Palestinians are the agressors here? I don’t think so.

    I would say I will wait for them to bring their own ‘never again’ video out in 60 years concerning the Jewish genocide of Palestinians, but you have bombed these souls into the dark ages.

    This is not an anti-Semitic post (I’m Jewish) and I’m not a self-hating Jew (I’m very happy in myself), I just hate to see fascism dressed up in self-righteous indignation. How else do you think Hitler fired up the German people?

  3. Victor
    May 17, 2008 @ 08:06:25

    To WBM, good post, very poignant.

    To Yael, being a self-hating Jew doesn’t have to do with your happiness with yourself. The phenomenon has the elements of (1) being Jewish, and (2) the standards that are considered when non-Jews are evaluated for anti-Semitism. So, the questions are, do you single out Israel for criticism as opposed to other countries engaged in similar actions? Do you urge campaigns only against Israel, or do you support similar campaigns against – let’s say – China? Since you are Jewish, first point is satisfied.

    Because of your first sentence, it seems you view Palestinians as blameless despite the fact that they have for many years terrorized not just Israeli army (as is lawful in a guerrilla war), but also Israeli civilians (killing and maiming women, children, elderly) specifically WITH INTENT to hurt them. On top of that, they also systematically killed non-Israeli Jews having taken them as hostages for many years. So, I’d say it’s pretty good evidence you isolate Israel for criticism and completely exonerate Palestinians. So, seems like you satisfy both elements. Congratulations, you are anti-Semitic. And just like belonging to a group does not mean you do not have animosity toward it (which is recognized in phenomena like racism and homophobia by terming them “internalized”), you are what in common parlance is referred to as a “self-hating Jew.”

    BTW, you should look at this English language article from German weekly der Spiegel to see what the blameless Palestinians are exporting from Gaza to Europe.

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