Hell Freezes Over...
Sheesh, I thought all of hell would have frozen over first: Harry's Place has something half-decent to say about Viva Palestina! 'Your View' still gets it wrong on various levels: there was no food in the convoy; all food apparently must pass through Israeli checkpoints (concerned as the Israelis are for food poisoning the Palestinians!) Through that slit in the cell door used the world over by jailers to feed the jailed...
I'm not going spend time tearing this post apart (there is still much I disagree with) but it's a departure from the previous almost insane, deeply counter-humanistic and hyper-hawkish HP stances on what is after all the delivery of humanitarian aid (medical aid solely) to a people in great need.
The last two paragraphs are Hasbara 101, of course:
The fact it comes with an uncomfortable message to
Israelis a good thing – the situation is clearly untenable in the long term, but Hamas should absolutely be alongside in taking responsibility for the suffering of the people in the Gaza Strip. Israel
But anything, anything at all, that makes one person, on one side, think before joining Hamas or building a new settlement, or firing a gun, is a good thing – whatever it’s faults.
It's the typical faux-largesse of wanting to 'share the blame'. Sorry Zionists, no can do, the blame still lies entirely with your side: no Occupation, no Resistance. Implement Resolution 242 and live in peace. Shalom and Insh'Allah.
Meanwhile the War on Gaza isn't really over: Lenin has pessimistic analysis of the latest air attacks carried out by the IOF on Gaza...
Hat tip to Alex.