by Jim Stephens
June 7, 2010
This is the last part of an article by the notorious Nick Cohen
Israelis are not being irrational. The same fears persuade the Egyptian government to blockade Gaza from the south, although we rarely hear about that. But the way to handle hypocrites is not to say as Israelis do that “the world will condemn us whatever policy we follow” but to call their bluff. If Israel were to relax the import restrictions and Hamas were to rearm, reasonable opinion, including reasonable Palestinian opinion, would see it for what it would be: a declaration of war.
As things stand, reasonable opinion, including reasonable Palestinian opinion, is merging with the opinions of every variety of conspiracy nut and Jew-baiter. Leaving all humanitarian arguments to one side, no Israeli government should tolerate that.
Basically Cohen is saying that Israel should end the blockade and allow Hamas supplied by Iran to bring in the dangerous rockets and weapons which will murder Jews.
On the equally notorious Harry´s Place, who after all led the campaign in support of Islamist Izetbegovic in Bosnia, had called this by Cohen “an excellent piece”
but the fact is Israel needs friends and their current policies are making it increasingly hard to stand at their side. I’ve had previously sensible liberals (no friends of Hamas) prompted by the flotilla shootings into statements that wouldn’t look out of place in the CIF comments boxes. Attempts to bring some balance to the discussion about the threats posed by the “activists” on the boat, who seemed intent to kill the IDF forces, are not going to change the broader problem of the blockade. The damage is done.
Can it really be so hard to make Hamas look bad?
Called Israel: calling Hamas Bluff
These are the traitors who betray Israel.
They pose as opponents of Palestine Solidarity Campaign but in fact they are saying exactly the same here as are Cameron and Clegg
Please read the article of June 4 on Emperors New Clothes by Jared Israel
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