What are your opinions on this ?
Frankly, i think the western support of Israel reeks of hypocrasy. We have the good ol yanks and pom officials wax eloquoent about freedom of speech, freedom of civil liberties, zero-tolerance for racism, etc etc. Yet, Israel is a nation founded on racism and bigotry- you have to either have the Jewish bloodlines( ie, be of the jewish 'race'), married to a Jew or accept their doctrine to be a citizen of Israel.
If in the west, where it is bloody outrageous to say 'you can only become a british citizen if you are a whiteboy by birth, married to a british or accept christianity', why is there support for such a nation ?
Recently, we hear how the west shouldnt deal with HAMAS, even though it is democratically elected, simply because it is a terrorist organisation.
Now, i for one, completely agree with this perspective. Terrorism is unacceptable and terrorists should never be negotiated with.
But hang on a moment - why did the west not only accept terrorists like Ben Gurion and Menachim Begin, but actively support them ? Both Begin and Gurion fit the definition of terrorists as accurately as the leader(s) of HAMAS or Hezbollah do.
Al Qaeda bombed that Jordanian hotel and it created a huge furore and i dont think the guy who did it, if caught, would ever see the other side of a prison wall. But hang on - when Ben Gurion and Begin bombed Hotel King David - a civillian target, incurring civillian casualties, the west promptly looked the other way.
We rail against Saddam as a psycho lunatic for genociding the Kurds - and rightly so. Such people should not be released into the common public unless rehab is possible.
But why did the west not try Ben Gurion and Begin for the Dier Yassin masscre, especially since Ben Gurion is on record stating that Dier Yassin was the perfect terror campaign ever conducted by Igrun and Hagannah ? ( two terrorist organisations who merged to form the Israeli Defence Forces)
Why is it that the west has a 'whats good for the goose isnt good for the gander' perspective on this Israel-Palestine situation ?
Because honestly, from where i stand, i cannot differentiate between Israel and Palestine.
Both act in utterly psychotic ways - blowing up/killing civillians, perpetrating violence, electing terrorists to run their country etc etc.
It utterly baffles me that there are two idjits who are duking it out in the middle of the school yard and instead of disciplining them both, we are cheering one tosser along and vilifying the other....what gives, really ?