Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Daniel Pearl and the Normalization of Evil

Professor Perl's article is well worth reading.

The history of persecution of the Jewish people is being carried out in Israel's war with Hamas. The Palestinians have become a proxy for Arab anti-Semitism which has existed for over a thousand years. The Palestinians have been wonderful proxies starting from the time they were duped into leaving Israel by the Arab countries who were about to invade it just after it was given statehood by the United Nations. For the past 60 years the Palestinians have been homeless because no Arab nation was willing to give them an inch of land. No Arab nation is willing to acknowledge the legitimacy of the state of Israel which is part of their institutionalized anti-Semitism.

Israel's dilemma is that fighting terrorists means that in order to root them out you have to go into the houses in which they hide. Thus, the Israelis who have been victims for 2000 years, now becomes seen as victimizers. This is not to say that everything that Israel has done has been "good." When you wake up every day fighting for survival for 60 years as a nation, and for over 2000 years as a people, you're liable to commit your own atrocities.

which is well worth reading. We didn't get to the present situation overnight.

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