Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Israel, You're Really Pissin' Me Off, Man

First it was shooting Muhammad al-Durrah, a 12-year-old Palestinian boy, dead in Gaza back in 2000.

Then it was running over 23-year-old Rachel Corrie with a 60-ton, armor-plated, American-made bulldozer in Gaza in 2003.

Now I read that Israel a) is hosting Glenn Beck, that loony freak who makes me embarrassed to be a white man, for a "Restoring Courage" rally in Jerusalem this August, and b) just attacked a Malaysian ship named “The Spirit of Rachel Corrie” in international waters as it headed to Gaza with 4.5 miles worth of plastic sewage pipes to help restore Gaza’s devastated sewer system.

Beck said the purpose of his event is to stand against the “force of darkness” and the “gates of hell” that he said were threatening Israel.

I don’t even understand that. Ask a Palestinian who the “force of darkness” is and you might hear "the Israel Defense Forces” in response.

The ship, which was sponsored on this humanitarian voyage by Perdana Global Peace Foundation, left Greece on May 11 and was fired upon by Israeli and Egyptian ships and forced to anchor in Egyptian waters. Eleven anti-war activists and journalists were on board.

Back on March 23, I wrote about Israel and said I thought it was sad that veteran Washington reporter Helen Thomas was fired for criticizing Israel (especially when Pat Buchanan gets to spew his anti-Semitic crap ad nauseam). I lamented the power of Israel’s Washington lobbyist, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), and pointed out that as of 2008, Israel was the Number One recipient of US foreign aid. I also said I didn’t think the Israel Defense Forces needed to come on so strong all the time.

I’d settle for someone convincing that pro-Israel floozy, Joe Lieberman, to stop ranting and drooling about bombing Iran.

I’m not a Holocaust denier. I’m not anti-Semitic. I’m not unmoved by the plight of persecuted Jews and I think everyone is entitled to a homeland.

Including Palestinians.

Speaking about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, President Obama said today that the U.S. will continue seeking "an equitable and just solution to a problem that has been nagging the region for many years."

A promise from a politician who’s scheduled to meet with AIPAC this coming Sunday. How encouraging.

Sources: The Global Realm, USA Today


  1. It is so sad that people are not allowed to mourn on Nakba day. Worse, some were killed. How is this allowed?? This is genocide. This is Israels dirty little secret. Able to keep it out of the news for many years. AIPAC is such a strong PAC. their agenda comes first.
    I am not a 'Jew hater'. But the situation is out of hand. We have many Jewish friends, but not fanatics. We are not fanatics either, but we do have family over there, who still suffer to get blood pressure meds.
    I totally agree with yor commentary. Thanks for posting!

  2. I'm not going to pretend that I know much about our complicated relationship with Israel, but from what I hear in the news about their action against the Palestinians, well it just doesn't seem right, and it makes me wonder if they see the irony and hypocrisy of their actions.

    In regards to Beck's "Restoring Courage" rally against the “force of darkness” and the “gates of hell” that he says are threatening Israel. Well um, does Beck know that the Jews don't even believe in hell? I'm just sayin'...What a TOOL!

  3. LetsbeReal

    Well, it's an impossible situationa and NOBODY wants to speak the truth because it's not PC.
    You've got over one million people crammed into a tiny sliver of land with no government services, no jobs, no education and lots of babies produced. So, guess what???? You've got mayhem and let's blame Israel. I'm talking about the GAZA strip. How about doing something productive. Israel creates and invents and makes a fabulous country out of desert. Look around, what have the Arabs done with their desert?